[Discussion] On Television, Cinema and Race

Thread for race issues in media.

Birth Of a Nation
This movie isn't do so good. I think this is because black people are tired of slave type movies, white people don't want the white guilt, and everybody else is turned off by the rape case. I mean this in general. This is just a perfect storm for the downfall of the movie.

Surviving Compton
Straight out of compton left out the ladies. This lifetime show means to correct that. I believe all of the production was done by women.

Mulan live.
All Chinese cast. Maybe the dumb choices of Gods of Egypt are over.

Jonman wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Just checked out The Good Place. I didn't know the show was going to be so diverse. I found it very funny also.

Wife and I just finished it. Neither of us realized that we were watching the last episode.

It's sillier than snake's kness, but a helluva lot more fun. Looking forward to more of it.

Season 2 is currently airing and takes a couple episodes to get going, but now is right back to serving up the pure joy the first season managed.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Just checked out The Good Place. I didn't know the show was going to be so diverse. I found it very funny also.

Wife and I just finished it. Neither of us realized that we were watching the last episode.

It's sillier than snake's kness, but a helluva lot more fun. Looking forward to more of it.

Season 2 is currently airing and takes a couple episodes to get going, but now is right back to serving up the pure joy the first season managed.

Right you are. For some reason, I thought it was a Netflix Original (we were watching on Netflix), so assumed that we were done for now.

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Other than Seth Rogan this is an incredible cast.

I'm very confused by the combination of "Lion King" and "live action". I assume there'll be costumes.
Chiwetel as a villain again?

Spoiler:

(in Dr. Strange, but not as the antagonist of that particular movie)

Stengah wrote:

Lovecraft wasn't just "normal" old-timey racist, he was vehemently racist and it showed up in many of his stories. He was an avowed white supremacist and antisemite. Anglo-nordic people (particularly ones of English descent) were his master race, with all others being less evolved. Disparaging description of "lesser races" is a recurring theme in his works. Many of his friends and contemporaries remarked on his unusually racist attitudes. When his jewish wife would remind him of her background, he'd claim she "no longer belonged to these mongrels.” She later noted that he would get livid with rage just from being in mixed crowds. After he died, she wrote to a friend that she believed that he likely would have supported the Holocaust had he lived to see it.

Wow.

Can we just cut to the chase and have Chiwetel Ejiofor star in literally every movie please?

I can't imagine a world in which is doesn't happen so let's just fast forward a few years and get there please.

oilypenguin wrote:

Can we just cut to the chase and have Chiwetel Ejiofor star in literally every movie please?

I can't imagine a world in which is doesn't happen so let's just fast forward a few years and get there please.

I've been saying this since forever. Since I first saw him in something... I can't remember what, but it was before Serenity.

BadKen wrote:

I've been saying this since forever. Since I first saw him in something... I can't remember what, but it was before Serenity.

Love Actually

CptDomano wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I've been saying this since forever. Since I first saw him in something... I can't remember what, but it was before Serenity.

Love Actually :D

Great. Now I nees to go back and watch for conflict between the Operative, a zombie killing sheriff, and a soccer playing pirate.

CptDomano wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I've been saying this since forever. Since I first saw him in something... I can't remember what, but it was before Serenity.

Love Actually :D

Obligatory link to what might be the best movie review ever written - Lindy West's Love Actually review/takedown/rant

With no hyperbole, I don't think I've laughed so hard at anything on the internet this decade.

Jonman wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I've been saying this since forever. Since I first saw him in something... I can't remember what, but it was before Serenity.

Love Actually :D

Obligatory link to what might be the best movie review ever written - Lindy West's Love Actually review/takedown/rant

With no hyperbole, I don't think I've laughed so hard at anything on the internet this decade.

I don't think I've watched the entire thing, but dang, spot on.

Not exactly television or cinema, except for the fact that it's the true story behind the future Cool Runnings 2 happening before our eyes:

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If you're unaware, they qualified for the Olympics, the first Nigerians to ever quality for any Winter Olympics event.

As you might imagine, there's not exactly much funding for Winter Olympics competitors in that region, so the team ran a successful GoFundMe campaign to make it happen.

*Legion* wrote:

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(I hope Daft Punk now writes them a soundtrack!)

Are you sure that's not the Wakandan bobsled team?

BadKen wrote:

Are you sure that's not the Wakandan bobsled team?

No. They were disqualified for using vibranium runners.

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Are you sure that's not the Wakandan bobsled team?

No. They were disqualified for using vibranium runners.

And rightly so.

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Please. If Wakanda lowered itself to competing with the idiot rest of the world, they certainly wouldn't get caught cheating.

Just watched Mudbound on netflix. I didn't know anything about the movie before watching it. Took me a bit to really get into the movie. I wasn't surprised by anything in the movie but still enjoyed it. Great performances all around and they really hammer in why it is called Mudbound.

This is going to sound weird. The show reminded me of the end to Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust. In both movies I was hoping some people would just get away and leave behind the world that can't except your love. I guess they kind of have a similar theme.

Anyway the movie is well worth all the praise it is getting.

Something I have been hearing a lot about lately is lighting. There are some shows and movies that do a really bad job of lighting black skin. I haven't really noticed this until it was pointed out to me.

For example the show Dear White People has great lighting for all its multiple shades of black people. However, the movie Proud Mary has terrible lighting which is odd coming from someone that did The Shape of Water.

I wonder if actors that are super pale have the same problem with bad lighting.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I wonder if actors that are super pale have the same problem with bad lighting.

Probably not to the same degree--it took decades for Kodak to even make test cards with people with dark skin.

That was enlightening.