Black Entertainment : Spike Lee's Chiraq Trailer is Finally Here

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  1. Inanna

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    I'm not sure. I m a big fan of all Spike Lee Joints. But, I'm also ok with waiting for them to come to Netflix or TV. It really depends on the reactions and reviews it gets from the first viewers. I haven't even seen Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, yet. Because, the only person I know who saw it gave it two thumbs down.
     
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    From experience, I know that the movies are going to have cops on hand when it plays here. And here is the thing, they are never needed. They act as if we are this out of control race. Also I have mixed feelings of how a real and serious issue is told. To be specific, the sistas withholding sex can go, it's too many of them in the game it's self. They are ride'a die type of sistas. But I do get the gist of it. Sometime painful things have to be told is a way for it to be accepted.

    BTW, I'm not really down with the name. Just go to Iraq and you will see the difference. We shouldn't adopt every title that is place upon us. Like close to the end when Nick says he don't live in Chicago, he lives in Chi-Raq.


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    I hadn't even heard of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus so thank you for that. And I know what you mean. I rarely hit the theater unless it's a kids movie, but im making an exception for this one. I tend to enjoy Spike Lee films and I have a hard time saying no to anything with Angela Bassett in it. plus Samuel L.! Lol, I can't miss that. Unless it goes straight to Netflix like right after its release, but I wanna see it by Christmas for sure.
     
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    Police can show out, that's fine. Let them take notes on how white people start shooting over Amy Schumers loosely feminist comedy and Christopher Nolans Batman, but black people can view a film about real life gun violence and leave a theater in peace (hopefully).. If I didn't know Chicagoans who call it Chi-raq, I'd be more opposed. I'm not from there, but I'll let those people speak for themselves.

    Apparently Lee borrowed the idea of women withholding sex as a means to achieve an end from the Greek play "Lysistrata"

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/chi-chiraq-based-on-lysistrata-column.html
     
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    No apology needed. I only posted the link in case no one responded, so you wouldn't take it personal. Its all good. On September 28th Spike released this full length movie online. It is weird. I couldn't get into it. My guess is it is for people who are into anime, and video games. Here's the complete movie



    And, here's some back story about it

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowan...eature-film-joint-no-its-not-chi-raq-20151030
     
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    We're just have to actually see the film and make our calls on it too
     
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    This has a historical precedence





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