This week on Black on Black Cinema the next film is announced, The Player's Club. The 1998 comedy/drama about one woman's desire to get through college is paid for by working as an exotic dancer in a seedy strip club. Antics ensue when her cousin comes to live with her and work alongside her at the club. The movie starring Lisa Raye, Jamie Foxx, and Bernie Mac. The random topic this week is all about the Black community accepting others into their inner circle (The Black Card) and whether that does damage to us or not.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew discuss the 1991 musical drama, The Five Heartbeats, starring Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, and Harold Nicholas. Telling the story of a local singing group that makes it big and the trials and tribulations that they endure over the course of three decades.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys discuss the 1998 film, Belly. Directed by Hype Williams and starring DMX and Nas. The story follows two friends who are both on divergent paths while finding their way through the drug and crime world in New York City. Nas also narrates and collaborated with Hype Williams on the film's script along with DMX (who, uncredited, also narrates the beginning and the end parts of the film)
This week on Black on Black Cinema the next film is announced, The Five Heartbeats. The 1991 musical drama film starring Robert Townsend, Harry Lennix, Leon, and others. The film details the pseudo biography of a lot of famous R&B groups all mashed together to tell the story of a local singing group who makes it big. The topic this week is on Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters and the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana (?)
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew discuss the 2007 biographical film, 'Talk to Me,' about the life of famed DC radio personality Petey Greene and his manager Dewey Hughes. Told against the backdrop of the 1960s, Greene rises from a jailhouse DJ to an icon in the nation's capitol.