This week on Black on Black, the guys are back to discuss the 1995 film, Higher Learning. The film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at the fictional Columbus University: Malik Williams (Omar Epps), a black track star who struggles with academics; Kristen Connor (Kristy Swanson), a shy and naive girl; and Remy (Michael Rapaport), a lonely and confused man seemingly out of place in his new environment.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, ‘Higher Learning.’ The film chronicles the intersecting stories of three kids during their first semester of college. Dealing with racial issues, college life, rape, and everything in between the kids work to find their place in the world. This week’s random topic is all about Netflix’s latest Marvel superhero show, Luke Cage. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2015 Christian drama film, ‘War Room,’ directed by Alex Kendrick and co-written and produced by Stephen Kendrick. The film dives into the marriage of Elizabeth and Tony who are having a rough time as they are growing apart. At the couple’s lowest point, Elizabeth meets an older woman named Clara who teaches her about the power of prayer. Through some teaching, and good old fashion Jesus magic, Elizabeth is put back on the path to saving her marriage and family.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, War Room. The 2015 religious movie about a couple who are struggling to keep their marriage together. At their lowest point that meet a magical old Black woman who teaches them a new style of prayer that might just help. Our random topic is on the fallout of Colin Kaepernick’s protest and what it all means. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1967 racial charged murder mystery film, In the Heat of the Night. Directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier (Virgil Tibbs) and Rod Steiger (Chief Bill Gillespie). The film follows a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, In the Heat of the Night. The 1967 racially charged murder mystery film starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. The random topic this week is based on comments from P. Diddy on how Black Americans have been short-changed by Obama.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Morris from America, starring Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas, and Carla Juri. The film follows a Black father and son from America who are currently living abroad in a small town in Germany. The two find themselves each dealing with issues of cultural other-ing, isolationism, and complicated love. A story heavily focused on what it means to grow up, expand your horizons, and being true to yourself.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Morris from America. Starring Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas. A story of an American Black father and son who move to Germany and deal with isolationism, cultural differences, and first love. The hosts then pivot to the random topic of the week: The issues surrounding Nate Parker, his rape case from 1999, the defense of his actions by others in the Black community, and more. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss F. Gary Gray’s American crime action film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise. It follows four close friends in Los Angeles, California, who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise as four women in desperate situations and life circumstances who decide to rob banks to improve their chances of having good lives. In the random topic of the week, the guys discuss the Olympics in Rio, so called controversies with Black athletes, what it means to be patriotic at this time, and cheering for Black athletes no matter their country of origin.