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Latest Remakes: Ironside, The Enforcer, Good Times, The Last Dragon

Latest Remakes: Ironside, The Enforcer, Good Times, The Last Dragon

Raymond Burr was THE Robert Ironside. I loved that show. It remains to be seen if this role can be resurrected in an interesting way. But I must admit that I am intrigued by Blair Underwood taking it on.

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Mike Tyson – Don’t Call It A Comeback!

Mike Tyson – Don’t Call It A Comeback!

I was a huge boxing fan at one point in my life so I guess I am what you would call a “retro” boxing fan. I watched all of the Ali / Foreman / Norton bouts during the 1970′s. Followed Sugar Ray Leonard from the Olympics through all of his title bouts in the 1980′s. And of course there’s Mike Tyson. I followed him both in and out of the ring into the 1990′s. I have to admit that after Tyson boxing lost it’s appeal for me. After all of Tyson’s antics he also fell off my radar, until recently.

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Richard Pryor The Movie???

Richard Pryor The Movie???

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic is a new a documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich on the legendary comedian that will debut at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31 on Showtime. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic was also just screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Sugar Ray Robinson The Movie

Sugar Ray Robinson The Movie

There is currently a biopic on the life of Sugar Ray Robinson in the works…

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Moms Mabley Has Something To Tell You

Moms Mabley Has Something To Tell You

Whoopi Goldberg has produced a documentary on Moms Mabley, titled I Got Something To Tell You, that will be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Goldberg has been working on this doc for at least three years.

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The Drama Behind The Scenes Of The James Brown Movie

The Drama Behind The Scenes Of The James Brown Movie

According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee spent years trying to get his Jackie Robinson project financed and produced (unsuccessfully), only to eventually watch Legendary Pictures and Brian Helgeland launch their own Jackie Robinson picture with Chadwick Boseman. (You can read our post on the movie “42″ here).

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Prince Is In The House

Prince Is In The House

Seems like I have been seeing a lot of Prince lately. A few weeks ago he was on Jimmy Fallon with his new band 3rd Eye Girl performing his new song, Screwdriver, and delivering a blistering guitar smashing rendition of his classic, Bambi. He presented the Record Of The Year at the Grammys. There is supposed to be a new album and a tour. Now he is performing at SXSW…It’s definitely getting way too funky up in here!

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Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Here is an update to my previous post on the highly anticipated documentary Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (click here to read)….the film is being distributed by Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, and will open on April 5, 2013 exclusively in select AMC theatres in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Oakland, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

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SuperFly The Musical

SuperFly The Musical

According to Tommy Mottola of The Mottola Group (the producers) it looks like SuperFly The Musical is finally coming to broadway.

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Collecting Black History Icons I

Collecting Black History Icons I

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three strong Black women who are Black History Icons.

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Collecting Black History Icons II

Collecting Black History Icons II

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three Black History Icons.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 – 1970

1970 Banner 40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1   1970

Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1970 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, except Ghetto Freaks and The McMasters.

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Collecting Martin Luther King, Jr.

Collecting Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presenting the Museum Of UnCut Funk Martin Luther King, Jr collection.

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Collecting Muhammad Ali

Collecting Muhammad Ali

Presenting the Museum Of UnCut Funk Muhammad Ali collection.

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Where’s Huddles?

Where’s Huddles?

Where’s Huddles? is a Hanna-Barbera animated television program which premiered on CBS on July 1, 1970 and ran for ten episodes as a prime-time summer replacement show for The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour until September 2, 1970. Repeats were shown on the network’s Sunday afternoon schedule in the summer of 1971. It was the first prime time animated series to debut since The Flintstones went off the air in 1966.

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Celebrating MLK

Celebrating MLK

We celebrate the 84th birthday and the official holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by presenting some of his famous speeches and interviews. While we remember the man, let’s also reflect upon his words. You can also read the text and hear King’s delivery of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech here.

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The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

I learned something new about the Blaxploitation movement, that in addition to the NAACP, the Black Panthers at some point also started to protest this genre of film. Seems like they had more of a love / hate relationship with Blaxploitation.

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Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners is a new documentary produced by Shola Lynch that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Lynch is best known for her 2005 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, on Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 Presidential run, which won a peabody award in 2006.

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Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Widely recognized as the impresario of Black arts and culture, Ellis B. Haizlip devoted a lifetime of artistic excellence to the communication of Black perspectives through stage and television productions. His mission, in his own words, was “to sensitize and involve the total community in the lifestyle and rhythm” of Black Americans.

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BeBe’s Kids

BeBe’s Kids

Bebe’s Kids is the first animated feature to feature an entirely Black main cast. The film is based upon comedian Robin Harris’ “Bébé’s Kids” stand-up comedy act. Bebe’s Kids is the second animated cartoon featuring Black characters to be based on a stand-up routine, following in the footsteps of Fat Albert, which was based upon Bill Cosby’s Buck Buck routine. Bebe’s Kids was released in 1992. The film was directed by Bruce W. Smith and produced by Reginald Hudlin.

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