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FOUR NEW FUNKY FLICKS, “STAR WARS” & THE GOLDEN GLOBES

FOUR NEW FUNKY FLICKS, “STAR WARS” & THE GOLDEN GLOBES

As not only America, but the world will be zoned into Chapter 7 of “Star Wars” come this Friday, there’s plenty of Funky films to be seen. FOUR NEW FUNKY FLICKS, “STAR WARS” & THE GOLDEN GLOBES “Chi-Raq” hit theaters on December 4th.  A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, it’s set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.  In a nutshell, women take stand and deny their men sex, until the killing stops.

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HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

Back in the day, “Krush Groove”, was the quintessential hip-hop flick.  It was released through Warner Brothers studios in 1985, one year after the success of Prince’s “Purple Rain”, and starred his then protégé and companion Sheila E.  Although rap and the culture of hip-hop, are rooted in advocating anti-establishment values and not “selling out”, ever since “Boyz N’ the Hood”, it’s been all about cashing in.

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GEOFFREY HOLDER – ONE OF THE FUNKIEST EVER!

GEOFFREY HOLDER – ONE OF THE FUNKIEST EVER!

One of entertainment’s true black cultural icons has passed away.  Ever since childhood, my life was touched by the presence, of Geoffrey Holder.  From commercials to film to actually meeting him, Holder has unquestionably influenced, encouraged and inspired dynamics of my life, that led me to choose pursuing the world of entertainment and writing as a career.  A true giant in stature and in life, I am honored to have been in his presence and humbled, by the advice he rendered.

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FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

Patti LaBelle is back on Broadway this month!  Appearing in the stage production of “After Midnight,” she fills in where Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton and Fantasia have all taken bows, opposite Dule Hill http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2014/02/25/vanessa-williams-funks-up-broadway-again/.  Her run goes through June 29th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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BLACK HISTORY IN HOLLYWOOD

BLACK HISTORY IN HOLLYWOOD

Over the years, millions of people and the NAACP have taken offense to the lack of a black presence in Hollywood and films produced there.  Last night at the NAACP Awards, Directors Guild of America (DGA) President Paris Barclay and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) chief Cheryl Boone Isaacs, were inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame at the organization’s 45th annual Image Awards ceremony.

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BILL DUKE — The Man Behind “DARK GIRLS” on OWN

BILL DUKE — The Man Behind “DARK GIRLS” on OWN

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!  That used to be a popular phrase.  One that still holds true for me, it doesn’t for a multitude of people… from the land where the black man — the first man — began.  Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry are the directors of “Dark Girls.”  Airing on OWN, it premiered last night, I don’t see any future air dates — but you can get all the details and see portions of the film on it’s official site: http://officialdarkgirlsmovie.com

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MORGAN FREEMAN IS 101!!!

MORGAN FREEMAN IS 101!!!

Born in 1937, actor Morgan Freeman has been featured in more films and appeared on more television shows, than the years he’s been alive.  His first acting job in film was as an extra in “The Pawnbroker” released in 1964.  The actor has taken on  101 acting gigs thus far.

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Tiger’s Sweet Sweetback

Tiger’s Sweet Sweetback

 
A Baad Asssss Blasian Is Coming Back To Collect His Dues….

For all the brothers and sisters who dig Blaxploitation films, have seen the original Sweet Sweetback’s film, and can see the similarities between Sweetback, the sex performer and Tiger Woods, the sex addict, as the Curator of The Museum of UnCut Funk I just could not resist…

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