This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss Spike Lee's latest film, "Da Five Bloods." The film tells the story of four African American vets who battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, Da Five Bloods. The newly released (Netflix) film tells the story of four Black vets battling the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. The random topics of this week were a smattering of all the craziness that is going on racially in America yet again. We discuss the Aunt Jemima change, Rayshard Brooks being murdered by police, violence against Black women by Black men, and more. We tried to come up with a lighter topic, but it simply was impossible in these times.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2011 period drama (comedy???), "The Help." The film takes place in 1960s Mississippi, where Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.
So we were planning to do John Henry (Netflix) but the movie feels far too silly and frankly, poorly done to discuss in light of the events going on in America after the death of George Floyd. Jay, Micah, and Terrence decided to call an audible and talk about what's happening and our thoughts on how it affects us, and Black people in general. Sorry to the people who subjected themselves to the aforementioned movie. In times of crisis, sacrifices have to be made and in this case, it was their 1.5 hours that they can never get back.