Black on Black Cinema
COVID, Derrick Jaxn, and Lil Nas X - Preview to Episode 196

COVID, Derrick Jaxn, and Lil Nas X - Preview to Episode 196

April 1, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "One Night in Miami," that tells the story of four Black icons (Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown) hanging out one night to discuss their roles in the Black cultural upheaval of the 1960s. The random topic this week is just that, a grab bag of suggested topics from our audience in which we cover our lives after one year of COVID, Derrick Jaxn, Lil Nas X, and more.

Fatale - Episode 195

Fatale - Episode 195

March 25, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2020 film, Fatale, starring Michael Ealy and Hillary Swank. The film follows the events of a bachelor party one-night stand, where a successful sports agent watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for is a determined police detective who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he desperately tries to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life.

 
Coming Together Against Hate - Preview to Episode 195

Coming Together Against Hate - Preview to Episode 195

March 18, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Fatale" starring Michael Ealy and Hillary Swank. The film follows a wild one-night stand, a successful sports agent watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for is a determined police detective who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he desperately tries to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. The random topic this week is all about the mass shooting that saw the murder of 8 people, 6 Asian women specifically at the hands of yet another white right-wing male. We discuss the direct event and also the issue of racism and sexism at the core. The crew also talk about coming together with the Asian community to stop this and call it out. 

 
Coming 2 America - Episode 194

Coming 2 America - Episode 194

March 9, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew arrives to discuss in detail their thoughts on the long-awaited sequel, "Coming 2 America." The film is set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
Give Me That Black Card - Preview to Episode 194

Give Me That Black Card - Preview to Episode 194

March 5, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to preview the next film, "Coming 2 America." This is the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1988 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York - where it all began. The random topic this week is just us having some fun. We decided to play a mini version of Black Card Revoked to test our Blackness once and for all!

 
Judas and the Black Messiah - Episode 193

Judas and the Black Messiah - Episode 193

February 23, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the group returns to discuss the newest film by director Shaka King, "Judas and the Black Messiah." The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, and Dominique Fishback and tells the story of the betrayal of Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton at the hands of an FBI informant named Bill O'Neal.

Pros and Cons of Black Film Progression - Preview to Episode 193

Pros and Cons of Black Film Progression - Preview to Episode 193

February 18, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with a few announcements about the show going forward. The next film is also announced, "Judas and the Black Messiah," which deals with the life of Fred Hampton during his rise as chairman of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, and the FBI's involvement with his murder. The random topic this week is about what happens when Black films progress to the mainstream and start dealing with nuanced topics of Blackness. How we react to the art, give space for the artists involved, and why some of us might not truly support that type of film progression of Black voices.

Malcolm & Marie - Episode 192

Malcolm & Marie - Episode 192

February 8, 2021

This week the guys return with a special guest, T'ara, to discuss the newly released Netflix film, "Malcolm & Marie." The film stars John David Washington and Zendaya (who both also produced) as the title characters, a director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film's premiere. The project was the first Hollywood feature to be entirely written, financed, and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with filming taking place in secret in June and July 2020.

Do We NEED Black History Month? - Preview to Episode 192

Do We NEED Black History Month? - Preview to Episode 192

February 5, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to introduce the next film, "Malcolm & Marie" starring John David Washington and Zendaya. The film follows the couple as they have a night of exploring some deep-seeded cracks in their relationship. The random topic of the week is about Black History Month. The easily answerable question is posed about the month, but what does it really mean and why and how the month's meaning could go further.

Small Axe: Alex Wheatle/Education - Episode 191

Small Axe: Alex Wheatle/Education - Episode 191

January 28, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the final two episodes of Steve McQueen's anthology series, "Small Axe." The first episode is "Alex Wheatle," which follows the title character on his journey from housing for kids abandoned by their parents to becoming a revolutionary writer in West London during the 1980s. The second film is entitled "Education," which follows a young kid named Kingsley Smith as he is put into the British ESN (Education Sub-Normal) system unfairly.

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