Episode 111: Gimme the Loot

July 26, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2012 film, Gimme the Loot. This independent comedy chronicles the day in the life adventure of two Brooklyn, NY graffiti artists who have a simple goal of becoming famous in their small world. Dynamics between men and women are explored as the artist while friends, seem to have an underlying affection for one another.

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Letting Some Black People Go & Preview to Episode 111

July 19, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film, "Gimme the Loot." The 2012 film about two friends who a graffiti artists and perhaps more as the strike out to make a name for themselves. The hosts also discuss the idea of letting certain Black people go after we find out about their terrible behavior. In light of the latest R Kelly sexual manipulation and holding women hostage speculative news, the guys wonder why people still cape for people like Kelly, OJ Simpson, Bill Cosby, etc. There is also a conversation on whether or not letting these people go harms us as a community, and what that means long term.

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Episode 110: Undercover Brother

July 12, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2002 action comedy, Undercover Brother. Set in the screwball comedy world starring Eddie Griffin as the super spy man-out-of-time-esque Black title character. He joins up with a secret Black organization called The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to stop "The Man" once and for all from harming Black people.

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Celebrating America While Black & Preview to Episode 110

July 4, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the next upcoming episode, Undercover Brother. The 2002 comedy film about a Black spy trying to stop a plot by The Man. Our random topic of the week is about what is the balance of celebrating holidays like the 4th of July and other American jingoistic moments while simultaneously being Black. Should you not, should you not care, or is there a middle ground?

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Episode 109: Fences

June 28, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Fences. Directed and starring Denzel Washington as a garbage man who is struggling to get by alongside his faithful wife, played by Viola Davis. A story of ego, fatherhood, security, and loyalty. Impressive performances accompany a script that designs characters to jump off the page.

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Our thoughts on Black Panther & Preview to Episode 109

June 14, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to discuss the upcoming film, Fences, starring and directed by Denzel Washington and co-starring Viola Davis. Telling the story of a couple struggling to make ends meet while dealing with issues of patriarchy, and marriage dynamics. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the newly released Black Panther trailer from Marvel Studios and its potential significant impact on Hollywood at large.

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Episode 108: Daughters of the Dust

June 7, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1991 independent film, Daughters of the Dust. Taking place in 1902, the film depicts the days before a Gullah (or Geechee) family decides to leave their island off the coast of South Carolina to move to the mainland United States. What is seemingly a video essay of sorts about the migration of cultures and the preservation of those cultures plays as a direct throughline to some modern African American norms of today. Daughters of the Dust works to show just how others see their place in the history of their own culture and family. 

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Podcast Technical Issues - New Information (PLEASE LISTEN FULLY)

June 2, 2017

This is a breakdown to what issues we've been having and how things will be changing going forward

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Does Society tell you who you are? & Preview to Episode 108

May 31, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview the upcoming episode on "Daughters of the Dust." A film that depicts the lives of the Gullah culture off the coast of South Carolina in the early 1900s. The random topic of the week is on Tiger Woods' arrest, but breaks out into a discussion on society's pressure on bi-racial folks and America's unique view of cultures and its preservation.

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Episode 107: Get Out

May 30, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2017 social thriller, #GetOut, directed by first-time director Jordan Peele. The film tells the story of a young Black photographer named Christopher who is in an interracial relationship with a white woman named Rose. The two have been dating for 5 months and Rose take Chris to finally meet her parents. Odd things begin to happen and Chris feels the need to get out of the situation. Based on horror/thriller ideas with an interesting racial twist, makes Get Out a unique film in the genre.

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