This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Monsters and Men." The film follows three perspectives on the same shooting of a Black man by the police. The random topic this week was sparked by a conversation on diversity in our fan group. Are there limits that we have on what our own diversity looks like in media based on our own history?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2005 John Singleton directed film, Four Brothers. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Andre 3000, Tyrese Gibson, and Garrett Hedlund as four foster brothers who grew up together in Detroit. They all return home after the untimely murder of the beloved foster mother during a convenience store robbery. After some asking around the brother realize there may be a little bit more to their mother's death than they could have imagined.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, Four Brothers. After the untimely death of director John Singleton, the guys have decided to do one of his more slept on projects about four brothers raised together in a foster home who come together as adults when their neighborhood and one of them is threatened by a local gangster. The random topic(s) of the week is all about the so-called controversial death of a Black character on Game of Thrones, the Ayesha Curry "controversy" and at the core of it, social media.
An afro-punk oriented young man, Bigger Thomas, is given a chance to upgrade his life by working for a wealthy white family as their driver. Upon taking the job, things spiral out of control and he's forced to make decisions that may define his path permanently. The film is a modern take on the classic Richard Wright novel of the same name.