This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts return to preview episode 127, Roxanne Roxanne. The story of the famed 80s rap pioneer, Roxanne Shante. The film is currently available on Netflix. The hosts also discuss the reactions to the "March for Our Lives" anti-gun violence rally that happened in DC with the survivors of the Parkland shooting, and around the world. They also discuss black gun ownership and the 2nd amendment in reference to Black people.
Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but the mood shifts when one couple's infidelity comes to light. Secrets are revealed and each couple begins to question their own marriage. Over the course of the week, the couples battle with issues of commitment, betrayal, and forgiveness and examine their lives as individuals and as committed couples. This film explores the resultant emotional impact that infidelity and love have upon the constitution of marriage.
The film stars Tyler Pery, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Malik Yoba, Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Richard T. Jones, Denise Boutte, and Keesha Sharp.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film. It's that time again, our once a year deep dive into the crazy that is Tyler Perry. You asked for it, and we shall deliver. Next week's episode is on the 2007 film, "Why Did I Get Married." Dealing with married couples who each have unique interactions and problems. The random topic of the week is all about the rekindle conversation around cultural appropriation/appreciation and Bruno Mars. Is he a culture vulture? What does that mean in the modern era, and why is there such a rift between some GenX and Millenials on this particular topic?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss "Roman J. Israel Esq." The legal drama starring Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel Esq., a lawyer who has spent his career as the man behind the curtain so to speak. An eccentric legal savant, Israel must confront his hardline views of helping the poor and the disaffected when he is thrust into a world of money and power that he's only seen from a safe distance.
When an opportunity for a different life comes into conflict with one's beliefs, this is where the character must decide if his lifelong held convictions are truly worth the sacrifices that he has made.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film starring Denzel Washington just in time for Oscar season, "Roman J. Israel Esq." The film depicts Washington as a former civil rights lawyer trying to find his way in the world after he loses his lifelong legal partner. The random topic this week is all about other minorities desire to get their own "Black Panther" level film to represent them, and some odd pushback from some Black folks on social media. A wider conversation on why Black people are always the first through the door when it comes to racial equity issues and why our actions after that matter greatly to other minorities in the long run.