Entertainment Reviews for the Roots remake are rolling in.

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  1. DDragon

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    I challenge you to find a bad review. I havent seen one yet. :funny:I think if you write a bad review of it youre racist :dontknow: The New York Times review was exactly what you'd expect. Tying it to Black Lives Matter which is a radical leftist organization but the New York Times likes that.

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    I don't know why they needed a remake :dontknow:
     
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    First version not black enough?
     
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    How is it possible to remake roots in 2016? Will the plantation owners be calling the slaves african americans? lol
     
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    Because whitey needs to feel guilty and ashamed for his racist past. Never forgive and forget. :grad:
     
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    Did they remake it with fat unfunny white women and a token black chick as the slaves?
     
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    "Roots 2: Electric Boogaloo "
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    Honestly not sure many will see it anyway. Most will on their phone with social media Kardashian likes or watching "reality" TV.
     
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    Its mostly old white guys who watch the History Channel anyway. Why isnt it on BET ?
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    The original book was bogus in a number of ways
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    http://townhall.com/columnists/jack...-the-history-channel-to-remake-a-lie-n2005541
    Alex Haley's Roots: The History Channel to Remake a Lie

    ...Roots is a fake and Haley is a fraud—and a fraud on multiple levels.

    Investigative journalist Philip Nobile refers to Haley as a “literary rogue,” an “impostor” whose “prose was so inept that he required ghosts [ghost writers] throughout his career.” Upon reading Haley’s posthumously released private papers and interviewing one of his original editors for Roots, Nobile was able to determine that the latter’s real author was Murray Fisher, Haley’s editor from his time at Playboy.

    Fisher was also white.

    But matters get worse.

    Not only was Roots ghost-written. It was plagiarized.

    You probably aren’t familiar with the name of Harry Courlander. In 1978, one year after 130 million viewers tuned into Roots, Haley agreed to pay Courlander $650,000 (2 million dollars in today’s terms) as part of an out of court settlement.

    Courlander—a white man—had sued Haley for having plagiarized his 1967 work, The African. Haley conceded that at least 81 passages were lifted practically verbatim from the latter, and the judge presiding over the case agreed with Courlander’s pre-trial memorandum remark that Haley “copied [from The African] language, thoughts, attitudes, incidents, situations, plot and character.”

    So too did Columbia University English professor, Michael Wood. In his Expert Witness Report, Wood insisted that the “evidence of copying from The African in both the novel and television dramatization of Roots is clear and

    Judge Robert J. Ward concluded: “Copying there was, period.” Years later, Ward came forth in an interview with the BBC and admitted that Haley “had perpetrated a hoax on the public.”
     
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    It's not a remake--It's a new adaptation of a book, these kind of things are done all the time.
     
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    I hope this tanks in the ratings and the libtard bitch that runs A&E networks is shitcanned. That's all this country needs more stirring up old shit. Once they turned History 2 into Vice network I knew this bitch has gone to far. Nothing but non stop gay shit and weed shows. Don't get me started on their obsession with Hitler and never showing one program about the evil's of Stalin.
     
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    Selma has a 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. I'd like to meet the critics who has the stones to criticize it. I'm sure most had their standing orders to praise it and minimize any possible criticism.

    In comparison, Godfather 2 has 97%. Goodfellas has 96%.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Gotta gin up some angry aggreived voters before the election.
     
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    Will this one have robots in it ? If it has robots then I'm in .
     
  18. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Take the b's out of Robots and you have roots. Roots is about getting rid of b's.
     
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    Oh yeah , good catch .
     
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    :beer: whoops