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The Obsession Continues: Great Debaters Gets The Golden Globe Nod, But Debuts at #6 on Christmas Day

By Monica Medina

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Hello everyone,

The obsession continues with “The Great Debaters.” The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture, Drama (Golden Globes nominations usually translate into Oscar nominations). However it placed #6 at the box office. The goal is that we want to make it the #1 movie in America. On Christmas Day “The Great Debaters” only raked in $3, 604,000. Those of you who did not support the film have no right to complain why Hollywood does not make positive African-American films that reflect our history and stories. It seems as if African-American films do not have excessive violence, constant degradation, or if it is non-entertainment related–we will not support it. We made Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” #1 (great movie by the way) as well as American Gangster. Why did we not show the same support for “The Great Debaters”? Trust me, Hollywood is watching these numbers to determine if they should continue to produce quality African American films or stereotypical African American films. Based on the box office sales of “The Great Debaters” the latter may be true.

There may be a solution to this. …….To be continued….Monica Medina
*Thanks to our reader Fred H. for the scoop!

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Black Film, Denzel Washington, monica medina, The Great Debaters, thegritsncheesedish | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas: Let’s Make The Great Debaters the #1 Movie in America

 Merry Christmas and seasons greetings. Let’s make “The Great Debaters” the #1 movie in America. See GRITSNCHEESEDISH’s FILM REVIEW: “The Great Debaters: Movie Review, Give Up That Oscar!” from the advanced screening. “The Great Debaters in theaters nationwide Christmas day. God Bless.

Monica Medina

December 25, 2007 Posted by | Black Film, Denzel Washington, monica medina, The Great Debaters, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment