Black on Black Cinema
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.

 

For Colored Girls - Episode 198

For Colored Girls - Episode 198

May 6, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to fulfill its promise of one Tyler Perry movie a year, you're welcome!!! This time around they discuss Perry's 2010 film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 original choreopoem "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" now shorten to "For Colored Girls." The film chronicles the intersecting stories of several Black women dealing with issues of love, abandonment, rape, infidelity, and abortion. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandiwe Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Derek Chauvin and “America is not a Racist Country” - Preview to Episode 198

Derek Chauvin and “America is not a Racist Country” - Preview to Episode 198

April 30, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "For Colored Girls..." which is the film version of the Ntozake Shange's 1975 original choreopoem "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf." Written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandiwe Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray. The film depicts the interconnected lives of ten women, exploring their lives and struggles as women of color. This week's random topic is all about the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd case. We also deal with Senator Tim Scott stating that "America is not a racist country" in the same historical moment of a rare moment of white police accountability for murdering yet another Black person.

Concrete Cowboy - Episode 197

Concrete Cowboy - Episode 197

April 21, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the newly released film, "Concrete Cowboy." Based on the novel "Ghetto Cowboy" and directed by Ricky Staub, the film tells the story of a wayward young boy named Cole who is brought from Detroit to Philadelphia by his mother after an ongoing series of disciplinary issues to live with his father. When Cole arrives he finds that his father is a part of a tight-knit group of urban cowboys.

Pocket Watching Activists - Preview to Episode 197

Pocket Watching Activists - Preview to Episode 197

April 16, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, the 2021 film (Netflix) entitled "Concrete Cowboy" starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin. The story follows a rebellious teen who is sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, there he finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. The random topic this week is about Black activists who make money while working for the betterment of Black people. Should activists stay broke in order to understand the struggle?

One Night in Miami… - Episode 196

One Night in Miami… - Episode 196

April 8, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2020 Regina King debut film, "One Night in Miami..." The film follows the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, where Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X, to discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.

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