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Film Review: Hell Up In Harlem (1973)

Regardless of the medium they work in, it is always important that an artist knows when to stop. Unfortunately, most filmmakers typically take insightful adages (such as less being more) and viciously throw them out the window when they latch onto a viable (and profitable) character or premise. 839 more words

Film Reviews

28 For 28: Day 7, D'Urville Martin

D’Urville Martin is one of those names that should be as familiar to movie fans as Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. Martin was seemingly in everything at the height of the blaxploitation niche in the mid 1970s, but it was always in a supporting role, so his face didn’t make it onto all of those fabulous movie posters of the day. 804 more words

28 Days Of Blaxploitation Legends

The Cohen Case Files: Hell up in Harlem (1973)

Written, Produced and Directed by Larry Cohen

Note: Since Hell up in Harlem is a sequel to Black Caesar, this review will contain SPOILERS regarding certain plot points (including the ending) of Black Caesar. 1,621 more words

Larry Cohen

Black Samurai

In June of 1995, legendary (some would counter with “infamous”) b-movie kingpin Al Adamson was murdered by a handyman he’d contracted to complete some work on his ranch. 5,907 more words

Film & TV

Phony or For Real: The Confederate Colonel or the Boss N*****?

OK, both, or one, or neither of the following movie trailers is fake. Can you guess which is phony and which is for real?

First, there’s the southern colonel who’s cooked up a recipe for revenge: 432 more words

Boss

The wife decided we needed a couple more fans for the house, so we stopped in K-Mart to get them.  Needless to say, I had to check out the DVDs.  563 more words

Movies And DVDs

Phony or For Real? "Boss Nigger" Movie Trailer

OK, is this Phony or For Real?

It’s for real, folks. Boss Nigger is a 1975 blaxploitation movie that stars former football player Fred Williamson, 410 more words

Racial Stereotypes