This week Alicia and I went to support Black movies and Issa Rae for her new feature film about a black woman entrepreneur that bullies everyone until she is reversed into her old self and has to face the world as child under the same conditions. Not my normal film would go to see but this one seemed a lot more interesting.
This movie wasn't actually on my list to see, to talk about or to even mention. But when we were hit with all of the critically acclaimed reviews as well as an Oakland story written and directed by African Americans and Hispanics. I had to give it a go. A very humorous, heartfelt drama that will hopefully make you think about the day to day struggles of anyone trying to remove stigmas from their identity. And struggle to try to do the right thing in a very hard environment.
Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. Things soon come to a head when the buddies attend a party at the upscale home of a young and wealthy tech entrepreneur
We have been Spike Lee fans for years but he has been in a serious bad movie slump for years (not just our opinion look at the ratings). So we were real cautious of this movie coming out and if it would be another Cliche Spike Lee movie. But when we read about the involvement of Jordan Peele producing this movie as well. We had to give it a try and especially being based on a true story. A black man tricking and joining the Klan.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
This independent movie made by rapper Boots Riley from the rap group "The Coup". Was something Alicia and I saw previews on it and couldn't wait to see. This strange and controversial movie is a strong commentary on labor and social interactions in our society today. It takes a turn towards the end but we left the theater with a good feeling about this creative well acted movie that critics are really ranting about.
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams
Tonight Alicia and I go out on the premier night of the Black Panther Marvel Movie. Sitting in the theater, it was a historic feeling and highly enjoyable experience. Based on the reviews and the many trailers that showed half of the movie. It was well worth it.
T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. While maintaining the the title of The Black Panther.
Tonight we look at the Black Panther trailer for the 18th time. The buzz and feedback has been so overwhelming that we had to do a review of the review of the trailer. We also give credit to the artist that does the theme to the trailer (run the jewels - Legend has it)