Screen Junkies » blaxploitation http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:37:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Dig This ‘Mad Men’ Blaxploitation Makeover http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dig-this-mad-men-blaxploitation-makeover/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dig-this-mad-men-blaxploitation-makeover/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:23:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261009 Don-O-Mite!

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This blaxploitation version of Mad Men is a winner. With characters like Black Peggy, Slim Sterling, “Sugar Hills” Holloway, and Pete “The Soup Man” Campbell it’s an instant classic. If AMC is looking to fill their schedule, they need look no further. Unless they want to come off as racist.

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28 Bad-Ass Blaxploitation Film Trailers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/28-bad-ass-blaxploitation-film-trailers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/28-bad-ass-blaxploitation-film-trailers/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:42:11 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25953 In order to prove how not racist we really are, we've compiled this epic list of 28 bad-ass Blaxploitation film trailers from the 1970s (one for each day of Black History Month).

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As you already know, February is Black History Month, so we’ve compiled this epic list of 28 Blaxploitation film trailers from the 1970s (one for each day of the month) as a salute to African-American cinema. After all, what better way to celebrate the accomplishments of our blac brothers and sisters than by watching a bunch of movie trailers? Well, OK, there are better ways, but this is much more entertaining. Enjoy!

Cotton Comes to Harlem – 1970

Two Harlem detectives search for a bag of cotten which contains thousands of dollars in stolen cash. If that’s not enough for you, Redd Foxx is also in the film (a.k.a Fred Sanford). No Lamont, though.

They Call Me Mr. Tibbs – 1970

Sidney Poitier reprises his classic roll as Virgil Tibbs in the sequel to In the Heat of the Night. The film depicts a hard-nosed detective working for the San Francisco police. This makes it tempting to call Virgil Tibbs the black Dirty Harry, but since this film came out first, I guess we should call Dirty Harry the white Virgil Tibbs.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – 1971

Many consider this to be the first true Blaxploitation film. Melvin Van Peebles wrote, directed, and starred in the film. He also scored the soundtrack. I’d be surprised if he didn’t paint the posters and handle craft services, as well.

Shaft – 1971

He’s one bad mother. Can you dig it?

Hit Man – 1972

It’s just like the 2007 movie, Hitman, except it’s about a black dude, and no-one is genetically modified. Actually, it’s almost nothing like the 2007 movie, Hitman.

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