Black Entertainment : American Gangster - The Movie

Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by Da Street So'ja, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i watched this movie a couple of times

    although it's slow paced

    it does tell the story of the harlem streets back in the late 60's and early 70's

    at the end the civil rights movement, the death of MLK, all the positive strong

    black people were now reduced to nothing

    to dope addicts

    116th st and 8th ave the northwest and northeast (but mostly the northwest) corner has ALWAYS been home to dope

    addicts when i ventured there in the 80's you could still see the remnants of

    the drug war

    alot of lives have been affected by these drugs

    and guess what people even if you didn't know we are still under siege

    Frank Lucas did what no other black man has done before or since

    cutting out the middleman

    Frank Lucas is no hero to me

    he is a destroyer of lives

    of his own people

    at the expense of what

    so he could live well?

    what about the rest of us?
     
  2. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    word...i feel that brotha...
    i still want to check this joint out doe...

    one love
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man i hear ya and yes i saw this movie based on a true story and da
    life of some deep brothers up in Harlem......Washington played his role
    and for this story being told American Gangster gross 46.3 Million at the box office
    this weekend .
     
  4. boycott rap

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    I saw the film and cried, I cant understand why denzel would even accept the role maybe he is behind on mortgage or something. I feel anyone of color that was a part of project actually should be ashamed of themselves, I seen nothing entertaining in that movie at all, I am very disappointed in DENZEL but will still support him as a black man. I now how to question is the white man fully responsibe for the bad things that has happened to our ghetto's.
     
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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    american gangster...

    whoa,slow ya roll,now first of all it's a MOVIE yes it shows us in a bad light[again]so what else is new i'm gonna see it cause i like gangster movies,denzel is an ACTOR and a very good one...remember something black people,until we have our own studios and put out the kinds of films that we really want then this is what we get even if it is a true story..now i'm gonna say something that alot of you won't like[tough]we as movie goers are HIPOCRITES[myself included]why?because we hollar about all this-war-crime-violence in the world but what's the first thing we wanna see when we go to the cinema...ACTION and plenty of it,the first time that denzel makes a movie where his character is kind and gentle easy going black folks ain't gonna buy many tickets and we know it so just sit back eat your popcorn and enjoy the flick.
     
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