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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Joe McCabe

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Posted January 11 2009 - 02:57 AM

Black Dynamite

Following in the footsteps of films like "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Black Dynamite" is a spoof on the "Blaxploitation" films of the 70's, but in my opinion, looks a lot more authentic and interesting.

On a podcast I do, my co-host and I were discussing how we felt that the film stole from Rudy Ray Moore's "Dolemite", while completely omitting Moore's film from the History Of Blaxploitation section of it's official website.

In all honesty, we kind of trashed the creator for what we felt was a blatant theft.

Well, a few weeks later, we were contacted by the writer/director Scott Sanders, who said that he wanted to come on to the podcast to discuss the matter.
Scott was an incredibly cool guy and I really enjoyed talking to him about the film and other things that he's done.

I thought that some of you may enjoy the interview.
Here's a link to our Podcast Alley page where you can grab the interview, and for those with iTunes, just search ZZZCast.

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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted January 20 2009 - 06:03 AM

After watching the red band trailer, I will definitely check this one out. Looks pretty funny and even though Michael Jai White was terrible in Spawn (who wasn't though), this looks like a fun role to see him in.

#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted January 21 2009 - 12:16 PM

I'm on this one as well. I love spoof movies and this one looks pretty good.
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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted January 21 2009 - 01:19 PM

A rental for sure.
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 21 2009 - 04:01 PM

Looks like Sony picked up distribution rights: Sony Lights Black Dynamite

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#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Shane D

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Posted January 22 2009 - 02:03 AM

the red band trailer was great.

all the OOOHS from the punches and screams sound just like the old movies.

i love undercover brother and im gonna get you sucka so i think i'll definately see this in the theater if i can get some friends to go

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted May 26 2009 - 04:03 AM

If no one noticed, IMDB lists the release date of this to be September 4th.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 17 2009 - 02:36 PM

For the most part, "Black Dynamite" is a hilarious send-up of the blaxploitation genre, but the film is filled with peaks and valleys, meaning, when it's funny it's really funny, while the valleys come from the transitions from scene to scene at times, but overall, I got a lot of big laughs, laughs I haven't had at the cinema in quite a while, so it gets a recommendation from me.  The plot is kind of loopy, but you just roll with it because the film swings for the fences, and connected on more swings than it misses.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.


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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted October 17 2009 - 02:45 PM

I wish I was able to see it, but it isn't released in Cleveland.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif  Is there supposed to be a wide release of this sometime?


#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted October 20 2009 - 04:33 PM

I can't think of a single blaxploitation movie that I've seen in full, so I may have missed some of the in-jokes. I also have little interest in recent mainstream comedy films. But Black Dynamite is the funniest movie I've seen in a while. There were some slower parts, but it didn't drag like Wedding Crashers.

I also agree with Ebert's review: we need more gratuitous nudity in movies.


#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Alphonse Brown

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Posted October 21 2009 - 10:03 AM

Caught this last night while I was in N.Y. and had a blast... very funny from beginning to end!
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Posted October 21 2009 - 02:55 PM



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Originally Posted by Ken Chan 

I can't think of a single blaxploitation movie that I've seen in full, so I may have missed some of the in-jokes. I also have little interest in recent mainstream comedy films. But Black Dynamite is the funniest movie I've seen in a while. There were some slower parts, but it didn't drag like Wedding Crashers.

I also agree with Ebert's review: we need more gratuitous nudity in movies.
Wedding Crashers?
Odd movie to compare it to.

Anyway I saw a trailer for this on a blu-ray last week and it looks like a riot.
White looks huge in this like he was blown up like a balloon.


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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted October 22 2009 - 07:52 AM

Wedding Crashers, a sorta-recent mainstream comedy movie that I saw. Not only did Black Dynamite not drag, but it was funnier.

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 22 2009 - 08:21 AM

Wedding Crashers came out in 2005 (I was shocked it'd be that long ago).

I thought BD had some dead spots, but still funnier when you think back on some of the scenes.


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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted November 15 2009 - 07:56 AM


This is playing in my area this week, so I was finally able to see it.  3.5 out of 5 for me.  The beginning had me laughing constantly, but slowed in the middle, while picking up again toward the end just not as frequently as the beginning.  I thought it was very well made and the attention to detail was spot on where they poked fun at bad editing, continuity, acting, dialogue, plot, etc.  I'll watch this again when it's available on blu-ray. 

Now if I were to rate the theater that's showing the movie, 3 out of 10.  The screen size seemed to be the same size as mine at home!  It may have been close to 100" as opposed to my 92", but since I sit a lot closer at home, my screen seemed as big if not bigger.  And I can say that my PQ and SQ are miles ahead.  $9 a ticket is too much for this theater.  However, maybe I should add points to the rating as this rinky dink theater is probably the perfect atmosphere to watch this film in.  I didn't go to the concession stand, but I hear they serve beer so that's a plus for some I guess.  :)  I probably shouldn't complain because this is a little art house theater that plays movies no one else does.  However, I think I've spoiled myself, with the help of this forum, of course. ;) 

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Posted November 23 2009 - 01:45 PM

I must see this!

I saw the trailer before the Orphan BD and was in hysterics, tears were welling up in my eyes. /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif

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