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.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview the next film, "Mo Better Blues." This 1990 Spike Lee-directed film follows a jazz trumpet player through a series of bad decisions that affect his personal relationships and his career. The random topic of the week is about a newly released episode of Love and Hip Hop in which former rapper/now podcaster, Joe Budden and his girlfriend Cyn Santana discuss the fact that Joe doesn't want to have sex all the time. The guys discuss marriage and sex versus the single sex life.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2018 Boots Riley directed film, 'Sorry to Bother You.' The film stars Lakeith Stansfield as Cash Greene, a telemarketer who has little to no sales at his job until he is advised to use his "white voice" to sell to his customers. After doing so, Cash sees new found success which begins to spiral as he is introduced to some more extreme elements of this capitalistic society in which he now thrives.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, "Sorry to Bother You" starring Lakeith Stanfield. The film is about a young man forced to affect a white voice in order to be successful in his job to disastrous consequences. The random topic of the week is on Black people convincing other Black people not to vote. As the midterm elections have just passed, the notion of voting as Black people (regardless of party affiliation) is discussed and why voting truly matters.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss 2018's socially aware horror film, The First Purge. While the fourth movie in the "Purge" franchise, The First Purge is a prequel and details the beginning of the lawless night started on Staten Island, NY. Focusing on Black and Brown lower socioeconomic citizens, the government allows for a single 12 hour period where all crime is legal, including murder. This is supposed to work as a catharsis for the citizenry, but the fears of some thinking the government is up to something sinister turn out to be truer than they thought.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film. For their Halloween episode this year, the hosts have decided to do "The First Purge." A film dealing with the brutality of a state sanction night of crime that is experimented on Black people and other People of Color in a low socioeconomic situation. While the fourth movie in the series, this one deals with exclusively with the perspective of Black and Brown folks at the center of this plan of purging the so-called "undesirables" in society. The random topic of the week is on Megyn Kelly's recent ignorant comments on not understanding why Blackface is a problem. The hosts discuss her ridiculous statements but further point out the hypocrisy of white women in her position, and rules for Halloween costumes!