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.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2009 tour-de-force, Obsessed starring Idris Elba, Ali Larter, and Beyonce. Obsessed tells the story of Lisa (Larter), an office temp, who develops romantic feelings for her boss, Derek Charles (Elba), and repeatedly attempts to seduce him. Derek's wife, Sharon (Beyoncé), learns of Lisa's obsessive behavior and suspects an affair.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next film, the 2009 tour-de-force, Obsessed. The film follows a married Black businessman who is being pursued by an off-kilter white secretary at his job. The random topic of the week is all about the exposed college admissions scandal that once and for all disproves the American meritocracy argument.
Collin (Daveed Diggs), a convicted felon, is struggling to finish the last three days of his probation. Collin, along with his short-tempered best friend Miles (Rafael Casal), works for a moving company located in Oakland, a city in the Bay Area. One night while waiting for a red light, Collin witnesses a white police officer (Ethan Embry) gun down a black civilian. As Collin is haunted by the incident, he begins to have nightmares and experiences hallucinations.