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Old 07-20-17, 10:52 AM
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Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
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Considering she first caught my eye in her badass role as part of a 2 Woman assassin team in "Smokin' Aces" I'll check this out.
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Apparently, they're doing some reshoots after not being satisfied with her weapons handling.
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This comes out this week. I'm interested in seeing it, so I'll be curious how the reviews are, though I doubt they will be great. I do hope that they deliver on the blaxploitation vibe that they are marketing.

Also, this is from the director of London Has Fallen.
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I'll check it out on Blu-ray, probably not in the theater.
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I had no idea what this was -- they showed the trailer in front of the new Insidious movie but I liked what I saw. Not enough to see it in theaters, but definitely on Blu-ray. I really like the poster campaign - those are really cool.
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MoviePassing it...
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Taraji is very capable of playing a badass....see Person of Interest.

I'll probably see it. Not expecting this to get rave reviews, but looks like a serviceable action movie.
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I've liked her since Person of Interest and loved her in Hidden Figures. Turned to my husband during the trailer and said heck to the yes!
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People are complaining that SONY hasn't really promoted this.
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I've been wanting to see Ms. Henson do a Pam Grier role for a long time. This is right up my alley, but I hadn't even heard of it until I saw a trailer for it on one of the overhead TVs at the gym today. (I didn't have the sound connected to my machine, so it was just the visual.) And then I came here when I got home and found this thread.

Definitely want to see this in the theater.
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People are complaining that SONY hasn't really promoted this.
I've seen several TV spots over the past couple of weeks.
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I've seen several TV spots over the past couple of weeks.
Just several?
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Blew the marketing money on Jumanji.
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Just several?
I have too and I never watch commercials.
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I feel like i've seen a good amount of TV spots lately as well. Checked RT for reviews, but looks like nothing yet. This looks fun though, I hope its good.
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Ok fair enough. I'm just going by what I've read where, whither real or imagined, people are saying they didn't even know about this movie until a few weeks ago.
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I feel like i've seen a good amount of TV spots lately as well. Checked RT for reviews, but looks like nothing yet.
That's normally a very bad sign to not have reviews with just a couple of days before opening.
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Taraji P Henson seems to be the only one who cares about Proud Mary



Taraji P Henson seems to be the only one who cares about Proud Mary

Since the movies first trailer I have been excited for Proud Mary. We all have known about the film for some time now. The movie premiere is just a week away, hitting theaters January 12, 2018. Yet it seems like Taraji P. Henson is the only one who cares about promoting the film. Time and time again studios continue to fail us when it comes to marketing films with POC running the helm. Sony has invested so little in promoting the film, and it all boils down to the fact that studios do not expect films with POC to succeed.Get Out and Girls Trip proved that assumption to be false. Films that represent POC get flagged as “risky” and major marketing dollars are invested in films that are considered easier to sell.

Consistent Marketing for the film didn’t start until recently. I hadn’t seen much promotion on social media until last week. The film’s Instagram page is just at a mere 3K followers with only 27 posts since the first post in July 2017. The film has no advanced ticket sells or press screenings scheduled in various states. Most ads for the movie that have been seen in cities such as New York, D.C, and Chicago, don’t even have the movies premiere date on them. Only stating “coming soon”, and the movie comes out IN A WEEK.

Proud Mary, stars Taraji P. Henson as Mary, a successful hit-woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, Massachusetts. Her life is completely shifted when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong and she leaves the boy orphaned. Taraji has a statement of her own to make regarding the film’s lack of international promotion.

“[Studios} never expect [black films] to do well overseas,” she says. “meanwhile, you go overseas and what do you see? people trying to look like African- Americans with Afros and dressing in hip hop fashions. To say black culture doesn’t sell well overseas, that’s a lie. Somebody just doesn’t want to do their job and promote the film overseas. do you not have people streaming my Christmas specials in Australia? come on, y’all! I don’t understand the thinking. send me over there, and if it fails, then we don’t do it again, but why not try? If I knew this movie was gonna make money domestically, I would try to get more money overseas. It’s business!”

-Taraji P. Henson, Hollywood Reporter


Taraji seems to be the only one who is really marketing the film, posting consistently on Instagram and Twitter about the film; getting the word out. The only known media appearances she has are on January 8th on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show. Proud Mary hit’s theaters this Friday January 12th. We need more Black women leading on the big screen kicking ass and taking names. Please go out and support the movie!


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See my post above #15.
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It's also January and unless it's a Blumhouse production, it's the month films get released to die. And what devilshalo said.
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A shame. I'll be checking this out in theatres for sure if I can.
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Blew the marketing money on Jumanji.
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It's also January and unless it's a Blumhouse production, it's the month films get released to die. And what devilshalo said.

I get that. But people are trying to tell me they've seen ads and that it's being marketed. Evidence, including both of your posts, says it has NOT being marketed. Either way, it will probably make some money on BluRay...
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It has limited marketing as with most Screen Gems films that aren't Underworld or Resident Evil. Screen Gems puts out films in the budget range of $10M - $20M... I don't think their last films with POC had the type of marketing TPH thinks they had. When the Bough Breaks, The Perfect Guy, The Wedding Ringer, No Good Deed...

And with Jumanji out-performing expectations (thanks to mixed reception of TLJ) and doing well overseas, Sony will continue to throw marketing money at it.
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