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today in movie history, october 16
2009 – One of our
100 Funniest Movies to See Before You Die, “Black Dynamite,” opened in limited release on this day. He's not Shaft. He's not Dolemite. Baltimore Colts All-Star running back Ferrante Jones is Black Dynamite, and he's here to fight smack in the orphanage. Michael Jai White stars as a gun-toting, nunchuck-wielding ladies' man and soul brother in this pitch-perfect parody of 1970s blaxploitation flicks. It's a hilarious, affectionate homage to a bygone genre, from the decidedly awful acting to low-budget production values. It ain't easy being this bad, but this movie hits the bull's-eye. Dy-no-mite!