Black on Black Cinema
Terry Crews Needs A Teachable Moment - Preview to Episode 178

Terry Crews Needs A Teachable Moment - Preview to Episode 178

July 8, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Bucktown." This is the 1975 blaxploitation action crime film starring Fred Williamson and Pam Grier (available on Brown Sugar streaming app, or for rent online (Amazon). The random topic of the week is all about actor Terry Crews and his one-man crusade to misunderstand the current Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial equality. We breakdown why he might be thinking the way he is, why we think he is misguided, and what he needs to do to get better on the issues at hand.

Da 5 Bloods - Episode 177

Da 5 Bloods - Episode 177

June 25, 2020

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.

 
 
We Tried To Go Light, Sorry Guys - Preview to Episode 177

We Tried To Go Light, Sorry Guys - Preview to Episode 177

June 18, 2020

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.

 
 
The Help - Episode 176

The Help - Episode 176

June 11, 2020

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.

Things Are Too Serious - Episode 175

Things Are Too Serious - Episode 175

June 4, 2020

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.

COVID Check-in and Total Randomness - Preview to Episode 175

COVID Check-in and Total Randomness - Preview to Episode 175

May 28, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next movie, the 2020 film "John Henry" starring Terry Crews and Ludacris. The film follows a quiet man with a violent past who has everything changed when an immigrant girl who is on the run from gang violence in South Los Angeles stumbles into his life. The random topic of discuss this week is just that, completely random. The hosts do a COVID-19 check-in on the status of their sanity and riff on some of the topics happening online today (avoiding the more heartbreaking heavy ones for sake of their own emotional stability).

 
 
Girls Trip - Episode 174

Girls Trip - Episode 174

May 20, 2020
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return with special guests Rod and Karen from the fantastic "Black Guy Who Tips" podcast. The two podcast team up to take on the 2017 raunchy comedy, "Girls Trip." The film follows four best friends, known as the Flossy Posse, who have grown apart over the years. Yet when one of the friends is offered an opportunity to be a keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girls' trip. Along the way, they rekindle their wild side by dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to excess.
Holding the Vote Hostage Doesn’t Make Sense - Preview to Episode 174

Holding the Vote Hostage Doesn’t Make Sense - Preview to Episode 174

May 8, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys announce the next film, "Girls Trip." The film follows a group of friends that have fallen out of touch with one another but decide to have a girls' trip when one of them has a big event in New Orleans. The random topic of the week is all about Diddy's comments about holding the Black vote hostage during the 2020 presidential election if he and other Black people don't get what they want from Joe Biden.

Harriet - Episode 173

Harriet - Episode 173

April 30, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2019 biographical film, Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo and directed by Kasi Lemmons. The film portrays Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. 

 
White Selfishness in the Era of COVID19 - Preview to Episode 173

White Selfishness in the Era of COVID19 - Preview to Episode 173

April 23, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Harriet." This is the 2019 biographical story of the rise of the famous slave abolitionist and war hero, Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo. The random topic this week is all about white Americans selfishness in the wake of COVID-19. Protests popping up around the country advocating for returning to normalcy by conservative white people puts others in harm's way like almost no other time in this country. Why is this happening?