Tag Blaxploitation

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Eddie Murphy is Dynamite as Dolemite!

Per Matt It has been a long time since I thought, “Eddie Murphy is dynamite in this big-screen role.” Correction. It’s been a VERY long time since I have last imagined that phrase. But here it is, in 2019, and… Continue Reading →

What to Expect from Netflix’s Luke Cage

Luke Cage (AKA Power Man) has a long-and-storied history in Marvel comics. He’s a bombastic cult of personality who spews ludicrous catchphrases and has no issue with stealing a flying car to go talk smack to Doctor Doom over $200.

Luke Cage: From Blaxploitation Comic to Streaming Screen

Luke Cage stars in his own series on Netflix, but it’s worth exploring the character’s comic book history as a preview of where the TV show may be going.

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