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.
When that headline drew a blast of complaints, it was soon changed, to “’’Holiday’ Nearly Beats ‘Thor’ as Ethnically Diverse Films Soar.” The original tweet was deleted, too." [Source]
Too late, your ignorance has already been exposed. And I am not really seeing the difference between "race themed" and "diverse", but hey, whatever.
People get mad at black folks when we emphasize the racial or ethnic angle in anything that we do, but the truth of the matter is, as my twitter fam Nerdy Wonka said, "If a cast is all white, it's a movie. If it's all black, it's a "race-themed" movie". So it's not black folks who are separating themselves from the society at large, society has separated from us.
The fact that we like to see people on the big screen who look like us and who are saying things that we can relate to does not mean that we want to separate ourselves, and main stream newspapers shouldn't label us that way.
I suspect that quite a few white folks watched Best Man Holiday because they wanted to be entertained for a couple of hours. News flash: Black folks watch movies and television shows with a majority white cast for the same reason.
Finally, the state of New Mexico has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.
You all might have seen this video by now, but every time I watch it I have more questions than answers.
Mother was wrong for not complying with the police, but then the po po....all those kids in the car who they clearly saw..... I don't know.
Anyway, what do you think?