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Monday, October 20, 2008

R.I.P. Rudy Ray Moore a.k.a. Dolemite

(March 17, 1937 - October 19, 2008)


After an extended illness, seminal comedian Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, has died in Toledo Ohio. He was 82. According to Wikipedia, Moore is perhaps best known as Dolemite, the uniquely more

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Honeybaby, Honeybaby (1974)

Against the seething backdrop of the intriguing Middle East, a super-smooth international soldier-of-fortune (Calvin Lockhart) enlist the help of a bright and sexy American Interpreter (Diana Sands). Together, they set in motion an incredible series of events involving the whereabouts of a much loved African premier, a sect of revolutionary terrorist, and the enslavement of the free world. Caught in the middle of rival political factions, they barely escape with their lives in a stunning climax.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Darktown Strutters [a.k.a. Get Down and Boogie] (1975)

Syreena (Trina Parks) leads the Darktown Strutters, an all-female, all-African-American motorcycle gang. Her mother (Frances Nealy) is kidnapped by Commander Cross (Norman Bartold), the nefarious white owner of a suspiciously popular fried chicken restaurant. Cross tries to subvert the African-American community by abducting their most prominent citizens. In order to rescue her mother, Syreena must battle against the KKK, the LAPD and her hapless boyfriend, Mellow (Roger E. Mosley).