This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the interview between Steve Harvey and Monique about her being blackballed in Hollywood. The two comedians have a discussion that deals with integrity versus making it in the industry. We breakdown their points, and where they both get it right and both get it wrong. The next film to be reviewed will be "High Flying Bird" (streaming now on Netflix) which tells the story of a young NBA star who, alongside his agent, aims to change basketball and the power of the Black player.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return with special guest, Deacon, to discuss the 2017 Tupac Shakur biopic, "All Eyez on Me." The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the complex rapper who struggled between growing up inspired by political activists and the draw of the creation of east/west coast rap beef in the golden age of "gangsta rap."
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next film, the 2017 biopic "All Eyez on Me." The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. who portrays Tupac Shakur, legendary rapper and controversial figure. The random topic of the week is on the revelations that actor Liam Nesson once planned to kill a Black man after finding out that his close friend was raped by a Black man. The hosts discuss the weirdly timed revenge story, it's implications, racial overtones, and of course the idea of what a conversation about race actually looks like and will it ever truly happen.
When a young 16-year-old high school girl named Starr Carter witnesses her close childhood friend be wrongfully killed by a police officer, she must choose between protecting her manufactured image at a predominantly white high school and being a voice for not only her friend but her community. The film is the quintessential representation of the Black Lives Matter movement from the youth-focused perspective.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return with a preview of the next episode that will review, "The Hate U Give." The film tells the story of a young 16-year-old girl who is caught between a life of code-switching and her own reality as she is the only witness to her friend being killed by a cop. She must grow up faster than most to be a voice for not only her friend in death but also the voice of a coming of age generation in the Black Lives Matter movement. The random topic of the day is our thoughts on some of the Black films, directors, and actors that were nominated for the 2019 Academy Awards this year.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2018 indie film, Tyrel. The film follows a guy named Tyler who is the only Black person on a weekend crazy trip of debauchery in the woods with all guys. He goes along with his white friend and is thrust into an uncomfortable situation after uncomfortable situation as the odd man out.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return after the holiday break to preview the next episode on the 2018 film, "Tyrel." The film follows a sole Black man as he is on a dudebro debauchery weekend with all white guys. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries as well as the infamous artist and the crimes he is being accused of by numerous women.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss Tales from the Hood 2. The film is an American horror-comedy anthology film directed by Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott and executive-produced by Spike Lee. The film is the sequel to Cundieff and Scott's 1995 horror anthology Tales from the Hood. The segments "Good Golly", "The Sacrifice", and "Robo Hell" were directed by Rusty Cundieff. The segments "The Medium" and "Date Night" were directed by Darin Scott.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the upcoming episode on the 2018's "Tales from the Hood 2." This is a follow up to the original Tales from the Hood, which was a series of short stories dealing with race in America. The follow-up takes up the same premise, sort of. The random topic of the week is all about the issue of Kevin Hart being asked to apologize to the LGBTQ community for insensitive jokes he made a decade ago in his stand-up. The hosts discuss apologies from comedians, growth, and odd double standards for past transgressions.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss in depth the 1990 musical drama film, Mo Better Blues. The film is directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington as Bleek Gilliam. The story follows Bleek as he works to balance his budding yet successful jazz career with his personal relationships with two different women. Focusing in on the plight of the artist and who Bleek is willing to give up for his music and what he is not.