So I went to see "Baggage Claim" (2013).....

...And $10 matinee tickets aside, the movie was a hell of a lot funnier than I thought it would be.  In fact, it was quite good; to quote the Lil Sis, "broke Negroes united and made this film."  It was really refreshing to see Jill Scott in the role of "Gail" (for those of you who've seen the film, you know what I mean), and Djimon Hounsou's role took my breath away.



I'll be talking more about in the Black Girls Club later, but I wanted to give a heads to up to some upcoming films featuring POC. Some are already in theaters.



There's not enough "For the Win" with this one, and I ain't even seen the damn movie yet. I don't care. Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon for the win, y'all.



This must be Jennifer Hudson's year or something; either way, good for her. 'Tis (about to be) the season, so I'm forgiving all the Negro Spiritual cliches.


I initially forgot about this one, and to be honest...I'm not sure how I feel about this. I loved the original for its comedy, and I'm glad the sequel will give some of these folks much needed work; HOWEVER...I'm not sure how I feel about this.



Kevin Hart? Michael Ealy?!?? Joy Bryant? And Regina Hall? What else do we need?

Oh, right...more films about gay/lesbian couples of color.  Don't get me wrong, seeing all these POC was great and my calendar's marked...but come on now.

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  1. I can't go see movies full of BM who regularly lob insults and vitirol at BW. And Baggage Claim is chock full of them.

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    1. You saw it? 'Cause it was nothing like that to me.

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  2. No, not the movie. The actors. The actors in the movie are among the group who love to go on TV to do interviews or get on Twitter and mock and insult black women.
    So I can't put money in their pocket when they use their press junkets and social media to insult me.
    Don't go on rampages about how awful black women are and expect them to buy tickets to see your movies.

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  3. I'll have to agree with Nicthommi with not supporting those movies with the actors that bash black women. But "The inevitable defeat of Mister and Pete" looks very interesting, although I hate the bad black mother trope in movies. I just hope Jennifer Hudson's character redeems herself in the end.

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  4. The way I see it, the Negroes in question have fleeting roles in this film. Boris is gone in the first five, Taye Diggs's character endures, well, karma, and Trey Songz's has a miniscule presence.

    My big beef with this film was the continued focus on getting married ASAP and being validated externally.

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  5. Hear hear, has their been ANY black or predominately black movie in the past 10 years that wasn't about a girl trying to find a man, a girl trying to keep a man, a girl wondering why she wanted the man the first and now is looking for a new man, and of course a girl who actually is a man, oh man! How about a black science fiction movie or something. Lets give the romantic comedies a little rest.

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    1. (Correction) a girl wondering why she wanted the man *in* the first *place*. Please forgive all the typos, I'm typing on an iPad. :-)

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    2. PREACH. Why couldn't the movie just end with her saying, "I'm not getting married and y'all need to get over it"?

      95% of the comedy was decent, but 100% of the romance was a fail. The romance actually ruins the movie - let a single woman be a happy single woman - or simply unmarried - and call it a day! What is with these punk ass writers?

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