Black on Black Cinema
Tyler Perry on “Building Your Own” - Preview to Episode 155

Tyler Perry on “Building Your Own” - Preview to Episode 155

June 27, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "'Til Death Do Us Part" and we discuss the "controversy" around Tyler Perry's speech about how he built his own table while others worked to get a seat at the table. The speech was largely well received but some found the speech was taking shots at certain groups and individuals. We discuss why Perry (for all his faults) was correct, and how that was just one half of what must be done by the Black community.

Carmen: A Hip Hopera - Episode 154

Carmen: A Hip Hopera - Episode 154

June 19, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to review the hip hop musical "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" starring Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Phifer. This is a VERY 2001 modern take on the Carmen Jones story. The film follows a cop (Phifer) who is seduced away from his girlfriend by an aspiring actress named Carmen (Knowles). The two find themselves on the run from the law as they move to Hollywood for Carmen to get her big break, but things don't go the way the two had assumed it would.

Let’s Talk “Striking Vipers” - Preview to Episode 154

Let’s Talk “Striking Vipers” - Preview to Episode 154

June 13, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" which is the Black hip hop re-imagining of the "Carmen Jones" story. The preview topic this week is all about the first episode of the 5th season of "Black Mirror" entitled "Striking Vipers." The guys discuss the episode (spoilers) and the implication that it raises as well as the importance of this being handled by a Black cast.

Monsters and Men - Episode 153

Monsters and Men - Episode 153

June 6, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the film, "Monsters and Men" starring John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film follows three different perspectives after a neighborhood shooting of an innocent man (an analog for the real death of Eric Garner). The perspectives are a man who videotaped the shooting in real-time, a cop working in the neighborhood in which the shooting happened, and a young boy trying to make it out of the area via sports but is still affected by the event.