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The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Very funny movie, modern day Blazing Saddles!
Hell, I loved this movie! They had some very creative historical figure cameo's and the racial, cultural and pop satire was just enough, not harsh, not corny, yet cleverly done!
Ridiculous 6 knows it is exactly what the title say's, "Ridiculous", and they all play it as such, but they have fun doing it and they give the viewers a enjoyable movie!
Trust me folks, this isn't like the Scary Movie parody movies in which they just redo scenes from other movies with a comedic twist! This movie is clever, so pay attention.
They did not take the easy way out by doing a parody of every western ever made, which would have been lame! This is originality, something that movies had lost, which is why the most original stuff is in television and cable series these days!
Adam Sandler deserves props as one of the writers, this was unique, and with all of the big budget flops, we needed this!
If you do not go into this movie expecting a Clint Eastwood western or Kurt Russell's Tombstone, you'll have a wonderful time and pass your Saturday night away with some laughs and plenty of surprises!
The Ridiculous 6 is the Generation X version of Blazing Saddles!
Ballers Needs More Skilled Hard Edge Black Writers
The show Ballers has great potential, but the writing is headed in the tradition of The Jeffersons, due to writers that do not write in the manner that these types of black characters would speak in real life!
In fact, they are even lacking in the way that the white leads speak. There is already too much cliché, goofy white-boy characters that we have seen in far to many shows from the 1990's til present.
The white sports brokers and team owners didn't get to be billionaire's by being incompetent, bumbling caricature's of themselves! It takes "Balls" to control the sports game and all that play in it's arena!
Ballers lacks the rugged realism of big business dealings!
And this is not me playing the race card! So, don't nut up every time a black person mentions race or color!
My comment is based strictly on the fact that Hollywood has a bad history of assuming that a few white college kids can write and translate the black persona on screen just because they have black friends and go to school and clubs with some black people.
Italians had a great deal to do with the writing on The Sopranos, and it worked!
Who better to convey the subtle realities of a people, than their own. You at best, would need consultants from that group of people to keep the writing going in the proper direction.
Some of the action in Ballers is too watered down with political correctness, such as the clear suggestion of white female gold diggers latching on to these straight outta ghetto millionaires.
Every story on the web that ask why so many black sports figures date or marry white females, clearly deals with the subject.
Yet, in the show Ballers, it is washed over as if it would be too hurtful to explore, either seriously or sarcasm.
The fact that the script never has any of the black female characters call these blonde bank withdrawal slips gold diggers, is uncomfortably obvious and pc.
Hell, it would read well even if some of the white characters made reference to it.
And, beyond the white female to black male relationship, the characters do not talk the way these newly Christian cash-money colored boys talk!
Coming straight off of Martin Luther King Drive, these boys would have a slightly more hood tone and content to their lingo.
And if one were to compare Ballers to it's competition shows such as Empire, Power and House of Lie's, then you'd be immediately cognizant of how Ballers lacks the hard edge, dialogue which is more realistic and warranted for the world in which Ballers takes place.
The Rock makes this show interesting, at least the first couple of episodes.
However, the remaining crew, including the producers, writers, director and scene supervisors had better jump on their -A- Game quickly if the show is to survive.
There is just too much riveting competition in the demographic of viewers that Ballers is playing to.
I urge the reader to take a look at Empire, Power and House of Lie's before judging my review. The die was cast by the aforementioned, and it is almost impossible to revert to the "oopps, awe shucks" story telling being given in Ballers.
So, word to the wise, huddle up, call the right play and run this one all the way to the goal post!
Selma, Ferguson Jesse Jackson Killed King!
WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!!
The movie Selma has very little to do with Martin Luther King Jr., and more to do with Hollywood trying to orchestrate how Ferguson and other future protest should be carried out!
And Oprah suggested this a week before Selma opened when she said that the Ferguson and U.S. wide spread protesting lacked leadership and a detailed plan as to what they wanted the outcome to be.
Then, the movie Selma is released! Oprah is a part of the Hollywood, Government controlled media that wants to transport this country back to 1950's mentality.
They want looting, cop killings, whites and blacks hating each other and fear! Movies like The Butler, 12 Years a Slave, The Help all have the racially tense material that takes one back to a time of hate and ignorance and racial intolerance.
There are about 35 of these types of movies coming out between 2015-16. One has to wonder why we are going backwards. It is all intentional. Don't fall for it people! Selma was clearly an attempt to race bate.
They didn't even bother trying to make Martin Luther King Jr. interesting in the movie! We learned nothing of his personal life, no humor, no depth of spirit, and there was absolutely NO chemistry between King and his wife in the movie.
The movie also introduces important characters and never explains to the viewer who they were! And, the movie has no one in it portraying the Rev. Jesse Jackson!
Why is this important? It is important because Jackson was a key part in Kings life and particularly his last days, up to the fatal shot on the balcony.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has said that while taking his last breath, Martin Luther King whispered to him to carry on for him and take his place.
There are those who have researched Kings death and there is very credible proof that the Rev. Jesse Jackson was a part of the plot to kill King! The reader is urged to look up Steve Cokely, and his very detailed video research on the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
The movie also skips past the deaths of Kennedy and Malcolm X, no footage, nothing! It's as if the movie Selma was made strictly to capitalize off the racially tense times we are experiencing in the U.S. now, and to play that one line about Ferguson in the rap song as the movie credits begin to roll!
I mean, as soon as the movie ends, we hear the word Ferguson! What kind of blatant mind control campaign was this!
And all this talk about who should be nominated for Oscars for this is also campaigning. They want you to start parroting the mess so you feel like you're in with the in-crowd that thinks the movie is hot! Don't fall for it.
A movie about the life of Selma Blair would be more interesting than Selma! And oh yes! When the viewer gets to the scene concerning the Selma march, you will be so angry at how they direct, wrote and act it out, you will want to scream!
In the end, you realize, the movie Selma, had nothing to do with Selma, or King!!!!!!!
It really will angry you off! If you want a superior, realistic, well acted, well written movie and performance about Martin Luther King, you need to get "King" staring Paul Winfield.
And again, even in this superior version, there is NO Jesse Jackson!!!!! Why?