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Old Movies : New Jack City (1991)

Been a fan of Wesley Snipes ever since he made an appearance in the Michael Jackson video “Bad”. Who knew a short part in a music video with the late King of Pop would lead him to a successful acting career?  The video was released in 1987.  He was very convincing as a scary street thug in that music video.  No surprise then that he ended up being cast as a ruthless drug kingpin in the 1991 film NewJack City”.  In 2016, the film celebrated its 25th anniversary.  By my rules, this qualifies as an “old movie”.

What kind of movies do you like?

  1. Do you like films where the bad guy is sort of a good guy and you’re confused as to whether he should be punished or congratulated?  Set free, even though he committed unpardonable crimes, or put in jail where violent criminals are supposed to be?

OR

  1. Do you like to watch movies where there is absolutely no question who the REAL BAD GUY is and you have to watch that movie to The End to see if he never pays for his crimes and gets to walk off into the sunset or if TRUE JUSTICE IS SERVED? You’re like … they better get that dirty rotten creep and bury him the in the jailhouse!!

If Number 2 is your kind of movie, then you need to watch New Jack City.

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  • Question of

    What kind of movies do you like to watch?

    • True stories
    • Films adapted from books
    • Action and Adventure
    • Science Fiction
    • Comedy
    • Mystery, Suspense and Thriller
    • Other
  • Question of

    Are you a fan of Wesley Snipes?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Neutral
  • Question of

    One of the support characters in the film was a drug addict named “Pookie”. The part was played by comedian Chris Rock. He was not the original choice for this role. Who was?

    • Martin Lawrence
    • Adam Sandler
    • An unknown actor, one of the extras from the Michael Jackson video
  • Question of

    This scripture was quoted often in the film “New Jack City”.

    • “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
    • “You reap what you sow.”
    • “Joy cometh in the morning.”

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