Posted in Conversations with Beloved & Kindred, Feature Spotlight

“Summertime Conversations” with Beloved & Kindred-“Nope”

Tune in on this Thursday August 18th at 3 pm/ET as Dr. Robinson and I bring you a special #SummertimeConversation on the 2022 summer film from Jordan Peele Nope!! While we wrapped up Season 2 with our discussion on Blackness and horror, we could not help but offer a few thoughts on this compelling film!!

Check it out on Auburn Avenue Research Library Facebook Live and YouTube !!

This discussion explores the newest Jordan Peele film Nope. The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.

And just in case you want to refresh your memory of the movie, check out the trailer below AND go see it in a theater near you:

Posted in Holiday Celebration!!, On The Radar

Happy 40 + 1 to Me!!

August 16th, 1981…41 years ago today the Creator saw fit for me to come into this world. Leading up to this day has been one eventful year… let’s just say one for the books!! Bringing in 40 brought much joy, pain, new beginnings, but no regrets! The one thing I love about my birthday is that I get to reflect on what happened in the previous months, and what I can do in the months ahead.

So you know as I enter year 41, I always like to peel back and understand the significance of that number and everything that comes with it…The number 41 represents a symbol of hope and affirmation. This year I strive to maintain and increase my focus on physical, emotional, and financial security. Now I would be fooling myself if I did not say I was curious about what is in store for this new year. It’s amazing what can happen in a day, a week, a month, and even a year!

Now 41 also symbolizes creation and imagination…I got a few new projects on the rise, some projects in the process, and a few on the verge of completion.

41 also brings the essence of the following thoughts:

  • Expression of Personal Freedom
  • Curiosity
  • Pragmatism
  • Focus
  • Self-determination
  • Adventure

As always I am looking towards new possibilities that lead to great places. I’m ready, a little anxious, but alert for what is on the horizon!!

Cheers to this new year of blessings!! Another chapter to write!! Welcome 41!!

~Dr. G

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Posted in New Trailer Alerts!!, On the Desk..., On The Radar

Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s my birthday week!! Instead of waiting till Tuesday to share this week’s alerts I wanted to start off the week with some newness!! Check out what is in store:

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Streaming August 18th on Disney+)

Me Time (Streaming on Netflix August 26th)

The Patient (Streaming on FX August 30th)

Reasonable Doubt (Streaming on Hulu September 27)

The Menu (In theaters November 18th)

Posted in Feature Spotlight, On The Radar

First Look at the Disney+/Disney Channel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”Animated Series

Nothing like a new television series to take you back to your childhood days!!

During last month’s San Diego Comic Con there were several major announcements made and trailers revealed!! Two in particular that stopped me in my tracks were of course the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the trailer for the much anticipated animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur!! With Moon Girl (Lunella Lafayette) being deemed as one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe, this is prime content for little girls (especially little Black girls) who are interested in the STEM field. As a follower and reader of the comic (even wrote a chapter in my dissertation about her), I am truly hyped to see this hit the television screens!!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of 13-year-old Lunella (voiced by Diamond White) and her 10-ton T-rex, Devil Dinosaur (voiced by Fred Tatasciore). Additionally, the main cast includes Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi, Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend/manager, Casey, Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom,¬†Adria, Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr., Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops, and executive producer Laurence Fishburne as The Beyonder,

Also announced at San Diego Comic Con, the legendary Raphael Saadiq will serve as the executive music producer for the show.

To get a little taste of the series and Lunella, Casey and Devil Dinosaur prepare for their mission in New York City’s Lower East Side, check out the teaser trailer below:

In addition to the lead roles, the series is is set to feature the following star power guests: Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, Maya Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Wilson Cruz, Method Man, Asia Kate Dillon, Cobi Smulders, Wesley Snipes, and more. Additionally the following actors will have recurring roles: Omid Abtahi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michael Cimino, Indya Moore and Craig Robinson.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is set to premiere on the Disney Channel and Disney+ in 2023!! Looking forward to this animated goodness!!

Also, check out the awesome series poster below:

Photo Credit: Disney
Posted in New Trailer Alerts!!, On The Radar

Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s AUGUST good people…one of my favorite months of the year!! And I am happy to say I got a nice listing of trailers hot off the press ready for you to view!! Check them out below:

Thirteen Lives (Streaming on Prime Video August 5th)

A League of Their Own (Streaming on Prime Video August 12th)

The Princess (Streaming on HBO August 13th)

Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Streaming on STARZ August 14th)

Bad Sisters (Streaming on Apple TV+ August 19th)

The Serpent Queen (Streaming on STARZ September 13th)

Blonde (Streaming on Netflix September 28th)

Posted in On The Radar

Summer is still here!!

As the hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony made crystal clear with harmony and style, “wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the first of the month!!”

This is definitely a special month for a number of reasons, it’s the heart of the summer and it’s my Birthday (August 16th) !! So without further ado….

Ahhh it’s one of my favorite times of the year!!