Fall of Bill Cosby & Preview to Episode 138

September 27, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next episode and discuss their final thoughts on Bill Cosby's downfall. The next film to be discussed will be the 2017 documentary, "Not Black Enough," which can be found on Amazon. The hosts discuss how Cosby became the world's biggest hypocrite by giving his pound cake speech and being a sexual predator at the same time. The conversation also pivots to how we view women who are victims of sexual assault including the latest news about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who is alleged to be a serial rapist as well.

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Superfly - Episode 137

September 20, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return (with special guest Deacon) with a new episode all about the 2018 remake of the blaxploitation classic, "Superfly." This time the film stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a cocaine dealer (this time in Atlanta) who lifestyle is lavish, yet somehow has been under the radar from police for many years. When an event happens at a club that almost cost him his life, Priest decides to make an exit plan from the cocaine life.

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This is Why We Kneel & Preview to Episode 137

September 12, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next film, the 2018 remake of the blaxploitation classic, 'Superfly.' The film tells the story of a successful drug dealer who decides to make one last huge score to get out of the drug game. The random topic of the week is on the horrendous murder of Botham Shem Jean by a white police officer in his own apartment no less.

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The Best Man - Episode 136

September 6, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1999 film, The Best Man. Starring Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long. The film follows four friends post-college who are gathering for their friend's wedding all before the release of a book that is a semi-fictional retelling of their college life. Lines get crossed, old flames re-emerge, and new revelations hit the forefront in this Malcolm Lee directed movie. Set in the golden age of modern Black cinema (the 1990s) when being Black meant being successful without hesitation and telling personal human stories without backgrounds of violence, racism, or drugs.

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Catsuit Excuses & Preview to Episode 136

August 28, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview the next film, 1999's The Best Man, starring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, and Sanaa Lathan. The film follows a writer who uses his friends' real-life experiences for inspiration in his book but ends up revealing more than he planned to when they realize what he has done. The random topic for this week is all about the controversy surrounding Serena Williams and her medically designed catsuit and it ban from the French Open.

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Blackkklansman - Episode 135

August 21, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the newly released Spike Lee Joint, "Blackkklansman" starring John David Washington. The film (based on true events) follows Ron Stallworth, the first Black cop on the force in Colorado Springs. During his first assignment, he decides to try and infiltrate the local KKK chapter. He successfully does so over the phone and with the help of his fellow white officer Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). The film pivots between Stallworth's work, him growing in his own sense of Blackness, Zimmerman's internal Jewish awakening, and the local klansmen's devious plot.

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One of These Gotta Go & Preview to Episode 135

August 9, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys and special guest are back to preview the next film, Blackkklansman. The film is directed by Spike Lee and retells the true story of a Black police officer who successfully infiltrated the KKK. 

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Acrimony - Episode 134

August 1, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys (with special guest T'ara) return to discuss the 2018 Tyler Perry film, Acrimony. Breaking the "one Perry a year" rule, the hosts discuss a film that sees a woman slowly lose it as she finds herself in a dead end marriage to an inventor who's big break is always just around the corner. A story of disappointment, heartbreak, regret, and of course revenge. The film stars Taraji P. Henson.

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Permit Patty and Friends & Preview to Episode 134

July 18, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next episode. They will break their one rule and do a second film this year by the infamous director, Tyler Perry. The 2018 film about a woman scorned, Acrimony, stars Taraji P. Henson. The random topic of the week is all about the new precedent of white people calling the police on Black people for just living their lives. We've seen the rise of the Permit Patti and now even Flagrant Freddie. While the Internet nicknames are hilarious, the root of the issue is far more terrifying. Dealing with a sense of privilege, payback, arrogance, and even pure malice is what the issue is truly about. The guys give their thoughts on it.

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Crooklyn - Episode 133

July 12, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss "Crooklyn," the 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1973. Its primary focus is a young girl, Troy (played by Zelda Harris), and her family. Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, her loving but strict mother (Alfre Woodard), and her naive, struggling father (Delroy Lindo).

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