Why Sean Penn’s Lame ‘Green Card’ Joke Struck A Nerve With Immigrants

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So that ‘green card’ joke from last nights Oscars…nope. Not at all. I wasn’t feeling it. I instantly knew that Sean Penn was delivering an inside joke to (now) fellow 2-time Academy Award winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, but right after he announced Best Picture with “Who gave this son of a bitch a green card? Birdman!” someone might as well have passed me… Continue reading Why Sean Penn’s Lame ‘Green Card’ Joke Struck A Nerve With Immigrants

Why Do The Oscars Overlook Modern Black Films With Iconic Black Heroes?

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The Academy Awards have no problem honoring historical dramas, period pieces or scripts “based on a true story,” but has such admiration for these themes ever extended itself to films starring Black actors talking about “Black issues,” helmed by Black auteurs? When the 2015 nominations were announced, Selma was disappointingly absent from categories outside of Best Picture and Best Original Song. The snub inspired the… Continue reading Why Do The Oscars Overlook Modern Black Films With Iconic Black Heroes?

Today’s Mah Birthday! Watch Super Fun, Nostalgic Clips From Or Featuring 1987!!

1987 was the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese New Year! Famous People Born on February 22 Too! George Washington (1732) Drew Barrymore (1975) Ted Kennedy (1932) Steve Irwin (1962) And pop art iconoclast Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987 at approximately 5AM. The New York Daily News reported this on Monday, February 23, 1987. Famous films that were released in 1987: RoboCop, … Continue reading Today’s Mah Birthday! Watch Super Fun, Nostalgic Clips From Or Featuring 1987!!