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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Happy Tuesday!! You ready for some new trailers and to start scheduling your tv and film plans?? Check out these new ones blow:

Halloween Kills (In theaters October 15th)

The Wheel of Time (Streaming November 19th on Amazon Prime Video)

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye (Streaming November 24th on Disney+)

Don’t Look Up (In select theaters December 10th and Streaming on Netflix December 24th)

Moonfall (In theaters February 4th, 2022)

Posted in New Trailer Alerts!!

Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

New month and of course a new set of trailers. This week’s line-up is a nice mix of drama, comedy, biopics, and even one for the kids!! Enjoy!!

Check them out below:

Naked Singularity (In theaters August 6th)

The Kissing Booth 3 (Streaming on Netflix August 8th)

Annette (Streaming on Amazon Prime August 20th)

PAW Patrol: The Movie (In theaters August 20th)

King Richard (Streaming on HBO Max November 19th)

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Jaya’s Pop Culture Minute

Let’s Talk About Invincible!!

Invincible is the new Amazon Prime video animated television series based on the comics written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Tyan Ottely. This first season took the internet by storm and with season two and three being shortly announced after the release of the first season. The bigger question I want to tackle is, why is it so good? What drew people to this seemingly regular animated show about superheroes?

The latter question is definitely answered in the first episode. After seeing “Omni Man” who we think is the regular good guy type, we see him brutally kill the “Guardians of the Globe,” or this universe’s version of the “Avengers/Justice League.”

With that huge scene being in the first episode it draws the viewer into the show even more. This is not your typical superhero animated show. The hero being the villain all along and revealed in the first episode gives the viewer a sense of something new that has not been done before. I know for me I always find the “superhero being the villain” trope very interesting. Something about things being not as they seem are very unpredictable and that’s what makes this show so unique and interesting. 

Along with an intriguing plot, the series also includes a star studded cast with Steven Yeun voicing “Mark”, Sandra Oh voicing “Debbie”, and J.K. Simmons voicing “Omni Man.” When it is all said and done, it’s really hard not to enjoy the show! If the first season taught us anything it is that anything can happen and I’m excited to see where they take Mark’s character in the future. I’m also excited to see what happens when Omni Man comes back.

Invincible character (voiced by Steven Yuen) Credit: Amazon Prime Studios
Lead character “Invincible” (voiced by Steven Yuen) from the animated series of the same name;
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Studios

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New Trailer Alerts

Got another line-up of HOT trailers ready for you to watch!! Getting you ready for your summer binging or movie theater experience!!

Check them out below:

Bosch (Streaming on Amazon Prime June 25th)

No Sudden Move (Streaming on HBO Max July 1st)

Series Reboot Gossip Girl (Streaming on HBO Max July 8th)

Free Guy (In theaters August 13th)

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New Trailer Alerts

Got another round of trailers ready for your viewing. So looking forward to getting back to the movie theater!! How about you?? Check out some new trailers below:

Lupin-Season 2 (Streaming on Netflix June 11)

Bosch (Streaming on Amazon Prime June 25th)

Respect (In theaters August 13th, 2021)

Eternals (In theaters November 5th, 2021)

Posted in On The Radar

New Trailer Alerts!!

Let me just say there is no shortage of content when it comes to new television series and movies, and what I got for you this week proves that point!!

Check out some of that “new-new” set to hit your screens, see below:

*A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 2 Begins on April 23rd on HBO)

*The Underground Railroad (Series set to be released on May 14th on Amazon Prime)

*Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Set to be released on June 16th)

*Fast and Furious 9 (Set to be released on July 9th)

Enjoy!!

Posted in On The Radar

On The Radar-New Trailers Alert

Alright my friends, I got some new trailers for you this week!! Nice mix of action, #BlackGirlMagic, drama, social issues, Black boyhood, and of course creative storytelling!!

So go ahead and dive in!!

Without Remorse (Premieres April 30th on Amazon Prime)

Pose (Premieres May 2nd on FX)

Monster (Premieres on May 7th on Netflix)

Run the World (Premieres May 16th on STARZ)

Posted in Feature Spotlight, Resources

Feature Spotlight- “Jaya’s Pop Culture Minute”

Before March ends I had to make sure you got your monthly feature from Black Future Feminist Intern Jaya!! Not only do we have a new feature, but it will be housed under a new name, Jaya’s Pop Culture Minute!!

This month Jaya is offering a commentary on the Amazon Studios film, One Night in Miami (2020). Check it out below:

Although One Night in Miami is based on various moments (with fictional dialogue) between  singer Sam Cooke, civil rights activist Malcolm X, boxer Cassius Clay, and football star Jim Brown, during an actual event the film somehow balanced out these large historical figures so that audiences can visualize them as real people. Most times when discussing Malcom X we only see him as a huge pivotal figure, but rarely as confidant, friend, or father. In this movie, each figure is presented in a more digestible manner. Additionally, this movie has an inviting feel that draws you into this filmic story. Simply put, this movie gives new meaning to the bonds of friendship, and how one night together can open new wounds, while mending old ones. Through the many conversations, we see how each of these men bring us into their deep dialogue, while also exposing audiences to the struggles of that time. While each of the men saw themselves as brothers and friends, like family and friends they had their disagreements, mainly around civil rights, but managed to understand and ultimately respect their differences. Even though the film delivers a lighthearted feel, it also shows moments when you are snapped back into reality. In particular, we see this in Malcolm’s uneasiness and concern with being followed and the constant feeling that a wave of death is in the air. 

Overall, this movie shined a fresh new light and a more human side to these important, complex historical figures. Even the performances from the actors were spot on from their dialect to small details, which only enhanced the movie. The conflicts between characters are perfectly done. Additionally, the cinematography adds another layer of greatness from the bird’s eye view of the boxing match, to seeing Sam pull you in with his melodic voice, and Jim Brown in the viewfinder.

For a directorial debut, from Regina King, this is an amazing movie! Moreover, the idea of seeing these figures act normal and interact with each other during their last days is something that will leave your heart hurting. In the end, each actor’s performance will leave you breathless and wanting more!!

You will be able to find Jaya’s monthly features as well as other engaging and fun content in the “Resources” section of the site!!

One Night in Miami (2021)
Cast members (l-r) Sam Cooke [Leslie Odom, Jr.]; Jim Brown [Aldis Hodge]; Malcolm X [Kingsley Ben-Adir]; and Muhammad Ali [Eli Goree]

Jaya’s PCM Rating: 3.5 /5 Stars

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On The Radar

Just wanted to make sure I dropped a few upcoming jewels (television and movie premieres) in your inbox!

Malcolm & Marie (Netflix) … February 5th

Series Premiere-The Equalizer (CBS) … February 7th

Judas and The Black Messiah (HBO Max) … February 12th

Season 5-Queen Sugar (Own Network) … February 16th

Coming 2 America (Amazon Prime) … March 5th

Season 2-City on a Hill (Showtime) … March 28th

CITY ON A HILL season 2 Key Art. – Photo: SHOWTIME