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Disney’s Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of 22 prior movies connecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), made an astounding $1.2 billion at the global box office this weekend. [‘Avengers: Endgame’ Sets Global Box Office Record: $1.2 Billion, by Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg, April 28, 2019] But the plot signals the end of the line for MCU white... Read More
Over the past year, I've been working on a fictional story called The Next Man in Hell. It’s a tale of what would happen if someone in our present society decided to take up the mantle of a masked vigilante in our world, taking comic books out of the America of the 1950s, where comics... Read More
Over the past 10 years, Hollywood has relied heavily on comic book adaptations to bring people into the glut of state-of-the-art theaters built across the country. Transformers, Harry Potter, Star Wars I - III, James Bond and a few other franchises have been big money-makers for Hollywood studios of late, but comic book movies -... Read More
Hollywood in Blackface: Black Images in Film from Night of the Living Dead to Thor comes out today (it will be available on Amazon in both book and Kindle format) and we were honored to have Gregory Hood write the foreword to the book we consider both important and timely. We are proud to publish... Read More
This article is adapted from Hollywood in Blackface, which comes out Friday.The chapter it comes from is an in-depth discussion of the late 90s - early 2000 action films that worked to de-legitimize the concept of the "white bad ass" hero. In its place is the lovable Angry Black Man (ABM), perfected by Samuel L.... Read More
We love movies at Stuff Black People Don't Like. Ever since viewing 1989's Batman (the first movie we can remember seeing at thetheater), the power of cinema to convince people of the unimaginablehas been anoverwhelming concept to us. Seeing a hero come alive through celluloid was an awe-inspiring event that allowed the viewer to suspend... Read More
I'm working on a theory about over-saturation of Black people in sports (NBA and NFL) and the repudiation of Black people by those consuming other forms of entertainment (comics/graphic novels, movies and television, professional wrestling, video games, enjoying the outdoors, skiing, the beach, etc). People are under the impression that sports equal a meritocracy (which... Read More
Not since the end Knowing has a film had the potential to infuriate Black people like a movie coming out next Friday will. Okay, so Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was bad. But an incredibly popular young adult (YA) fiction book debuts next on February 18 in theaters that makes the end of Knowing... Read More
You knew it coming. Last year for Black History Month we brought you Black Fictional Heroes, an ode to the monumental roles Black people have had in Hollywood that have helped create positive images in the minds of movie goers, television viewers and those who consume vast amounts of popular culture. Though the real world... Read More
Editor’s note: Posts on self-esteem and shame are delayed for one more day. Everyone loves movies. The escapism offered by viewing a film grants us the opportunity to visit exotic locations and live vicariously through glamorous actors and actresses. Computer Generated Images (CGI) - produced almost entirely by white people - have led to such... Read More
There exists an unwritten rule in cinema: The Black character always dies first in the movie. Whether the film is action, drama, a love story or a psychological thriller, the Black character always dies first. In the horror genre, this rule is normally pursued vigorously, as the Black person in the movie is of minor... Read More
Movies. Film. No medium has the ability to shape people's perceptions more than Hollywood's finished products. This is why vigilante films are so rare, and why they rarely receive publicity when they do come out. Black people love movies, though some films they find more tolerable than others. Black people find films where they don't... Read More
Disney recently produced its first full length cartoon starring a Black character, The Princess and the Frog. Strangely, this movie failed to find a wide audience and floundered at the box office. Today, Disney releases another Pixar created film - Toy Story 3. Pixar Studios saved Disney in the 1990s from a string of failed... Read More
Black people are correct to call Atlanta the Black capital of America. Where else could a memo be leaked that called for Black people to unite together to keep a white women from becoming mayor of their city? Some call Detroit the Black capital of America, a city which offers a glimpse into the strength... Read More
Gentlemen prefer blondes, or so it is said. Tiger Woods might agree with that statement, as his choice of diversity is apparently only includes brunettes or blondes. Human Biodiversity (HBD) research is a sorely under-funded area of science that also is poised to end the hegemony of Black Run America (BRA). This is why any... Read More
Being quiet during movies is a struggle for Black people. The desire to communicate with the actors in the film leave Black people propels them to engage in a constant stream of dialogue hoping to change the outcome of the movie. This is the exclusive reason Black people are loud at the movies: they believe... Read More
Mighty Casey wouldn't recognize Mudville anymore. If the mighty poetic slugger could be brought to opening day in 2010, nary a soul would see him strike out (baseball attendance is woeful). America's past time is dead. It is isn't dying, it is dead. Baseball is a sport behind NFL football, NASCAR, college football, college basketball... Read More
Actors in Hollywood sometime develop cult followings. The inimitable Bruce Campbell stands alone as the actor whose fans flock to his B-movies with a fanatical devotion usually reserved for the likes of stars, like Matt Damon (if that fan happens to be Ben Affleck). No matter how lame, moronic or outright laughably absurd the plot... Read More
"I'll get you my precious, and your little dog too!" so said the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. Michael Vick would have found this declaration of intent somewhat tardy, for he had already engaged in getting many a dog. "You cannot reach them. We tried once, yes, precious. I tried once; but you... Read More
"Why read comics book?" is a question tossed at those who read them frequently. For one reason: comics have been on the cutting edge of popular culture for the last 20 years. If it happens in comic book (or graphic novel) chances are, you'll see a movie, television series, video game or even a theme... Read More
To live dangerously, it has been said, is the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment. Have a collective people ever lived more dangerously than Black people? Happiness studies have been conducted that show 6 of the 10 states with the happiest population coincidentally happen to be in the geographic... Read More
January 20, 2009, a date which will live with distinction and just pride in the hearts of Black people everywhere. On this momentous day, Mein Obama was sworn into office as the President of the United States, shattering the illusion of white privilege in this nation and showing that anyone can get elected to live... Read More
Black people love movies. This is a dominant theme of SBPDL. Remember, Black people automatically don't like movies where they don't save the world. With that in mind, Black people find movies with a mystical white messiah to be repulsive and incredibly repugnant. Even if that white messiah is Leigh Anne Tuohy and the character... Read More
Everybody loves the song White Christmas, for the season isn't complete without hearing Bing Crosby sing those familiar notes. White Christmas is one of the nations favorite Christmas songs, and puts everyone who hears it in the Christmas spirit. Of course, the song comes from the movie of the same name, right? Nope. You'd be... Read More
We live in a world where the printed word is fading in popularity. Visual stimulation through the medium of movies and video games has supplanted reading and led to a significant decline in readership throughout the country. The National Endowment for the Arts has an incredibly somber analysis of the situation available to read here.... Read More
Stuff Black People Don't Like would love it if everyone in America would read. This is not be to the case nor will it ever be, as we live in a country where 25 percent of the country doesn't even bother to pick up a book: Worse, in Detroit where 9 out 10 people are... Read More
Black people aren't dumb. As we have discussed, they know all about disingenuous white liberals (DWL's) and how they really view Black people. DWL's love Black people - only as long as they don't live near them nor attend their kids schools. If they violate this code, then DWL's find it difficult o deal with... Read More
Debuting in 1964, a toy would take the United States by storm and spawn a multi-billion dollar franchise that recently culminated in a live-action Hollywood film that garnered more than $55 million in its opening week. G.I. Joe, named after the term ‘General Issue’ and subsequently a generic term used to denote all U.S. soldiers,... Read More
There was no post yesterday as SBPDL mourns the loss of visionary movie director John Hughes, who we profiled last month as #317 on Stuff Black People Don't Like. A new post will be forthcoming tonight, but for now, we mourn the loss of John Hughes and his movies, which will forever be included in... Read More
Movies are one of Black people's favorite forms of entertainment. Films like Soul Plane and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood have long been some of Black people's favorite cinematic treats. However, a recent Nicholas Cage movie left Black people wondering if Leni Riefenstahl had directed the... Read More
Black people know humor. Pop in the DVD of Coming to America for a Black person, and you'll have them hooked for the next two hours and in a deep, humor induced trance of epic proportions. The lineage of humor in the Black community stretches back to the the early slave narrative, when one Black... Read More
In two days time, the United States will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Landing on the Moon. Contrary to those who believe in hoaxes, the US really did go to the moon. Making it to the moon was mankind's (to be truthful, European man's) greatest achievement, as visiting the stars and breaking free of... Read More
Movies offer theatergoers a reprieve from the real world and a glimpse into fantastical lands, the opportunity to escape the doldrums of life and enter the realm where anything is possible. Black people love movies for this reason and, though they have great difficulty sitting through them and maintaining the required silence, depart from reality... Read More
The 1980s is considered by many pundits to be the greatest decade in the history of the world. Great music, great fashion and the rise of the imaginary Black family- thanks to The Cosby Show - made the 80s a harmonious place for race relations. Michael Jackson was still Black, Mr. T was still relevant... Read More
Michael Bay has made a number of movies that Black people love to see. Those titles include The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Transformers and Pearl Harbor. He has endeared himself to Black people for casting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as cool cops in the Bad Boys franchise, roles which are denied... Read More
Black people love going to the movies and enjoying cinematic escapism. Movies offer not only Black people, but all races, the opportunity to immerse themselves into celluloid comfort and to live vicariously through their favorite actors for an hour or two, before returning to the routine of life. One thing Black people do not like,... Read More
Black people are afraid of the movie 300. Yes, Black people went to see the 2007 Zack Snyder film, loosely based upon the heroic stand of 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, but Black people left the film with an uneasy feeling. Breaking one of the cardinal rules of cinema, 300 depicted White people as the protagonists... Read More
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