This week on Black on Black, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Morris from America, starring Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas, and Carla Juri. The film follows a Black father and son from America who are currently living abroad in a small town in Germany. The two find themselves each dealing with issues of cultural other-ing, isolationism, and complicated love. A story heavily focused on what it means to grow up, expanding your horizons, and being true to yourself.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Morris from America. Starring Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas. A story of an American Black father and son who move to Germany and deal with isolationism, cultural differences, and first love. The hosts then pivot to the random topic of the week: The issues surrounding Nate Parker, his rape case from 1999, the defense of his actions by others in the Black community, and more.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss F. Gary Gray's American crime action film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise. It follows four close friends in Los Angeles, California, who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise as four women in desperate situations and life circumstances who decide to rob banks to improve their chances of having good lives. In the random topic of the week, the guys discuss the Olympics in Rio, so called controversies with Black athletes, what it means to be patriotic at this time, and cheering for Black athletes no matter their country of origin.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1997 film, Soul Food. This hit domestic comedy-drama concerned the fortunes of an extended African-American family recalled through the eyes of young narrator Ahmad (Brandon Hammond). Ahmad's world revolves around his grandmother, Big Mama Joseph (Irma P. Hall) and her three daughters: workaholic attorney Teri (Vanessa Williams), newlywed salon owner Bird (Nia Long), and Ahmad's housewife mom, Maxine (Vivica A. Fox)