Tuesday, November 19, 2013

field negro: "Race- Themed"?

So wifey wanted to see Best  Man Holiday, she claims it's because she loved the first one, I know it's because of Maurice Chestnut.  Little does she know that I wanted to watch it as well, and not because I liked the first one. (I see you Nia Long)

Anywhoo, the movie surprised folks with its box office showing this weekend. They made it for 17 million and in one weekend it pulled in 30 million. I am guessing that a movie executive will take those numbers every time.

So anyway, as is to be expected, some clueless folks in the majority population chose to rain on the film's parade by how they approached writing about it.

"USA Today set off a social media storm Sunday with a headline on its box-office story that many found racially insensitive.

“’Holiday’ Nearly Beat ‘Thor’ as Race-Themed Films Soar” was the original headline that the publication put up online and sent out on Twitter. Universal’s romantic comedy sequel from writer-director Malcolm D. Lee did surprisingly well with $30.5 million this weekend, as it debuted against the Marvel superhero sequel, which took in $38.4 million. Read more @ field negro: "Race- Themed"?

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