Black on Black Cinema
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Episode 203

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Episode 203

July 22, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 1967 film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." The film follows Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) becoming engaged, afterwards, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.
 
Abolish Normalizing Violence because it’s Problematic - Preview to Episode 203

Abolish Normalizing Violence because it’s Problematic - Preview to Episode 203

July 8, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967 version). The film synopsis is: When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship. The random topics of the week are on Sha'Carri Richardson's exclusion from running in the Tokyo Olympics, Phylicia Rashad's response to Bill Cosby being let out of prison, and dress codes at the Turkey Leg Hut in Houston.

 
 
Fatherhood - Episode 202

Fatherhood - Episode 202

July 1, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to review "Fatherhood" starring Kevin Hart. The comedian-actor takes on a dramatic role of a man who is forced to be a single father to his newborn daughter after his wife tragically dies after giving birth. The film deals with grief, what it means to shoulder the responsibility of parenthood, 

Juneteenth’s National Holiday Importance - Preview to Episode 202

Juneteenth’s National Holiday Importance - Preview to Episode 202

June 24, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Fatherhood." The film follows a father (Kevin Hart) who is raising his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter's birth. The random topic of the week is all about the national holiday status for Juneteenth that was recently signed into law. What are the implications of the official end of slavery being recognized by the American government and its citizenry? 

The Forty-Year-Old Version - Episode 201

The Forty-Year-Old Version - Episode 201

June 17, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the film "The Forty Year Old Version." The film tells the somewhat true story of Radha Blank's (the writer, director, and star of the film) life as she is about to hit 40 years old and as a fledgling playwright in New York, decides to take up a career as a rap artist instead.

The NFL Uses Eugenics to Save Money  - Preview to Episode 201

The NFL Uses Eugenics to Save Money - Preview to Episode 201

June 10, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, the 2020 film "The Forty Year Old Version." The film follows a struggling playwright who decides to start a rap career at age 40. The random topic this week is all about the new report of the NFL's controversial "racial norming" policy toward Black players specifically.

Two Can Play That Game - Episode 200

Two Can Play That Game - Episode 200

June 2, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2001 romantic comedy film, "Two Can Play That Game" starring Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, and Anthony Anderson. The film follows a young marketing executive named Shanté (Vivica A. Fox) who is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends depend on her for advice whenever man trouble clouds the horizon. But when her boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) is caught red-handed stepping out with her rival Conny (Gabrielle Union), Shanté institutes her Ten Day Plan to get her man in line.

They Reminisce Over You - Preview to Episode 200

They Reminisce Over You - Preview to Episode 200

May 27, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back with the preview to the milestone 200th episode! This week they introduce the next film which is sure to make an impact! The 2001 comedy "Two Can Play That Game."

Synopsis: When it comes to matters of the heart, keeping her man happy and committed is all in a day's work for Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox). Shanté is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends depend on her for advice whenever man trouble clouds the horizon. But when Shanté's boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) is caught red-handed stepping out with her nemesis Conny (Gabrielle Union), Shanté institutes her Ten Day plan to get her man in line.

The random topic this is us just thinking back about monumental times across the span of almost 9 years of work.

 
Monster - Episode 199

Monster - Episode 199

May 19, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the newly released film, "Monster." The film tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.

 

Calm It Down, White Liberals - Preview to Episode 199

Calm It Down, White Liberals - Preview to Episode 199

May 14, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next episode, "Monster" which is available on Netflix. "Monster," tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison. The random topic of the week is about how white liberals who often mean well can often overstep the line when it comes to speaking on issues of race, and thus possibly damaging the fight for equality.

 

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