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Forgotten Flashback: New Jack City

New Jack City - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

Original Blog Post: January 29, 2020 - A movie at the perfect time in the country.


You are now about to witness the strength of film knowledge!

Butler and Field take a trip to New Jack City in this episode of Forgotten Cinema.

Listen in as the Mikes break down this iconic, yet overlooked film about the crack epidemic of the late 80's, directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, and Chris Rock. They'll discuss Rock's lauded performance as the crack addicted "Pookey," tell how first time director Peebles got the job, and Field and Butler will argue for and against the in-development remake of this quintessentially 90's film that launched many different careers.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

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