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The best explanation of Zack Snyder I’ve ever seen.

While I tire of the criticisms of Man Of Steel, I can’t say I entirely disagree with them. I found it satisfying because it’s a Superman movie that accomplished what I needed a Superman movie to accomplish at the time: Superman got to punch the shit out of the bad guy. After Superman Returns that was enough…




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Trailer Stunts, Unhappy Heroes and Comic Book Iconography

There is nothing so great or terrible about the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer that warrants what we’ve seen on the Internet in the past few days, starting with Monday’s IMAX premier. I enjoy Batman and Superman as characters. I would even consider myself a fan. Why do Zack Snyder and Warner…




The Exceptionalist Negro Wake-Up Call

I’m starting to believe this sort of thing is a coping mechanism for Black men who don’t quite know who they are, which is why I hesitate to be completely dismissive of the narratives I’m referencing in this post. The description of the video reads “A first-person examination of racism and micro aggression in interracial relationships…




Stop using ‘Empire’ to fuel lazy respectability debates

Last Wednesday Empire’s EPIC! 2-HOUR! SEASON FINALE! aired. Ratings for the finale were higher than the previous week, as is the show’s habit. Empire has gained viewers every week since it premiered, a feat industry pubs are tripping over themselves to remark on. It’s easy to understand why the show is so popular, but the…




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The 25 Greatest Bad Boy Remixes (10-6)

10. New Edition: “You Don’t Have To Worry” (1996) ft. Missy Elliott This track has everything — 112 lyrics, peak Stevie J. production, a Missy cameo and a lead performance by Bobby Brown. 9. Craig Mack: “Get Down (Q-Tip Remix)” (1994) ft. Q-Tip When it comes to Craig Mack remixes this one is almost but forgotten. On…




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The 25 Greatest Bad Boy Remixes (15-11)

Mary J. Blige: “I’m Going Down (Remix)” (1995) ft. Mr. Cheeks So you’re just gonna remix everything, Bad Boy? Even remakes of ballads? By turning it into a totally different song, sampling one of your biggest artists and slapping a Lost Boy on there? Ok, you did that. 112: “Only You Bad Boy Remix)” (1996)…