This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" which is the Black hip hop re-imagining of the "Carmen Jones" story. The preview topic this week is all about the first episode of the 5th season of "Black Mirror" entitled "Striking Vipers." The guys discuss the episode (spoilers) and the implication that it raises as well as the importance of this being handled by a Black cast.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the film, "Monsters and Men" starring John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film follows three different perspectives after a neighborhood shooting of an innocent man (an analog for the real death of Eric Garner). The perspectives are a man who videotaped the shooting in real-time, a cop working in the neighborhood in which the shooting happened, and a young boy trying to make it out of the area via sports but is still affected by the event.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Monsters and Men." The film follows three perspectives on the same shooting of a Black man by the police. The random topic this week was sparked by a conversation on diversity in our fan group. Are there limits that we have on what our own diversity looks like in media based on our own history?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2005 John Singleton directed film, Four Brothers. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Andre 3000, Tyrese Gibson, and Garrett Hedlund as four foster brothers who grew up together in Detroit. They all return home after the untimely murder of the beloved foster mother during a convenience store robbery. After some asking around the brother realize there may be a little bit more to their mother's death than they could have imagined.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, Four Brothers. After the untimely death of director John Singleton, the guys have decided to do one of his more slept on projects about four brothers raised together in a foster home who come together as adults when their neighborhood and one of them is threatened by a local gangster. The random topic(s) of the week is all about the so-called controversial death of a Black character on Game of Thrones, the Ayesha Curry "controversy" and at the core of it, social media.
An afro-punk oriented young man, Bigger Thomas, is given a chance to upgrade his life by working for a wealthy white family as their driver. Upon taking the job, things spiral out of control and he's forced to make decisions that may define his path permanently. The film is a modern take on the classic Richard Wright novel of the same name.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the film for the next episode, "Native Son." This is the modern remake of the Richard Wright classic novel of the same title. The film follows a young man who is caught up in a world he doesn't quite understand in the high-class area of Chicago. The preview topic this week is all about questions and answers. We take random questions from our fan group (www.blackonblackcinema.com/fans) and try our best to give you a view from behind the curtain.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1974 Gordon Parks Jr. blaxploitation action classic, "Three the Hard Way" starring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and Jim Kelly. The three blaxploitation stars join forces in a film about three men who have to take down a white supremacist organization trying to poison the drinking water of Black people.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film for episode 150, "Three the Hard Way." The film deals with three Blaxploitation action stars, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly coming together to fight against the poisoning of the Black community. The random topic this week is about the untimely death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, and how we, the Black Community, deal with the loss of our public figures.