The Big Sick – Movie Review

 

About a Pakistani-American who only dates White women, but fails to tell his parents and keeps wasting his parent’s time and wasting the time of all the Pakistani-American women who visit in an attempt for an arranged marriage. Based on a true story.

Best line in the movie said to the Pakistani parents:

“Why did you move us to America if you didn’t want me to be American.”

Issues with the movie

Seems to support the doctrine of White supremacy because Kumail Nanjiani only dates White women in the movie, even if the Pakistani-American women are better looking. Nanjiani doesn’t give the Pakistani-American women a chance, not even a date.

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A deep read of Netflix descriptions: Pocahontas edition

by Adrienne K

 

Last night I went on a mini Twitter-rant when I discovered that Pocahontas was on Netflix. It wasn’t the fact that the move was just on the site, it was the description that they had assigned it. Oh the description:

 

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Across the Tracks – a film

Posted by Across the Tracks on Sunday, May 31, 2015

 

Two sisters grow up in 1960s Georgia. But one is born with fair skin and when schools integrate, she decides to change her destiny – by passing for white.

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Fresh Off the Boat – Pilot Episode FREE on Amazon

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From Amazon

“It’s 1995 and 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. They quickly discover things are very different there. Orlando doesn’t even have a Chinatown…”

Source: www.amazon.com

Y’all, you can watch the Pilot episode of Fresh Off the Boat for free on Amazon. You have to press the gold “Buy Free SD” or “Buy Free HD” button to watch it.

After you watch it, please let me know your thoughts about it in the comments below.

Race @ the movies

 

The belief in the social construct of race is not up for debate.  Clearly, we have believed in it for hundreds of years, sacrificed the identity of our children to it.  Race is a god that takes our will, our ability to self- determine.  We are who race says that we are and we will do what race says that we will do.  Consequently, it is my task here and through my life’s witness to inspire unbelief.  I want to make persons race atheists, race eliminativists.

 

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Source: racelessgospel.com

Carmen Ejogo

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Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish.

Carmen Ejogo grew up in London. Ejogo’s television career began in the UK in the early 1990s, where she presented the children’s series Saturday Disney. Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the US. She has appeared in Metro with Eddie Murphy, What’s the Worst That Could Happen with Martin Lawrence, and Love’s Labour’s Lost with Kenneth Branagh, among other films, and also presented The Carmen Ejogo Video Show – her own video show on BSB’s Power Station channel. She starred as Thomas Jefferson’s [en]slave[d] concubine in the television drama Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal as Sally Hemmings and also as Sister Anderson in the remake version of the cult classic original film Sparkle.

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Selma Movie Cast
The stars of SELMA attend a special screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in NYC. Photo posted by Selma Movie (@selmamovie) on Dec 16, 2014 at 5:54pm PST

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Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott King in the movie Selma.

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‘Big Hero 6′ shows that an Asian American cast can top the box office

 

Big Hero 6 is a robotic sci-fi tale that revolves around Hiro Hamada,  Disney’s first explicitly mixed-heritage protagonist. Hamada is voiced by Ryan Potter, who is of Japanese and Caucasian descent himself (our friends at CAAM did a great interview). In fact, the entire film is placed in a “Hapa environment” of sorts, set in San Fransokyo, an architectural and cultural hybrid of the cities the name references.

Casting Asian Americans isn’t new to Disney, whose Mulan in 1998 was voiced by Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong and George Takei, among others.  Still, the studio has been inconsistent when it comes to this matter – the lead role in Lilo & Stitch wasn’t voiced by a Hawaiian (or an Asian Pacific American, for that matter), and we’d have to go as far back as Aladdin or even The Jungle Book to locate another Disney animation starring characters from a broader Asian origin (let’s pretend the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp never happened). Among those mentioned films, the only voice actor of Asian descent was Lea Salonga for Princess Jasmine’s singing parts. So while Big Hero 6 is a fictitious metropolis which never reveals what country it’s actually in, its cultural mash-up of settings, characters and themes means it could very well be Disney’s first Asian/American film that actually stars Asian American actors.

 

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Source: smithsonianapa.org

 

I love the night shot of ‘San Fransokyo’ with the Oakland bay bridge in the background 😀

 

Watch ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien on Colbert

 

Justin Simien, the director of “Dear White People,” stopped by to chat with Stephen Colbert this week to talk about his debut film, which is in theaters nationwide this month.

 

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Source: colorlines.com