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“A Day On, Not a Day Off!”- Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday I wanted to share some of my favorite speeches from him as well as a few films, documentaries, and television series that feature his life and legacy. I wanted to make sure I shared some hidden gems, along with a few speeches and films that I have learned about through my time as a student and now professor. Check them out below:

Dr. G’s Fave Speeches from Dr. King:

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Films, Documentaries, and Television Series [*Premium Subscription]

  • King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis (1970) [Can be found on Apple TV and Amazon Prime*]
  • Eyes on the Prize series (1993) [Can be found on HBO Max and Amazon Prime*]
  • Boycott (2001) [Can be found here and on HBO]
  • Selma (2014) [Can be found on Showtime, Amazon Prime*, and Hulu*]
  • King in the Wilderness (2018) [Can be watched here and on HBO]
  • I Am MLK Jr. (2018) [Can be found on Paramount Network]
  • MLK/FBI (2020) [Can be found on Hulu and Apple TV+]

As an extra bonus you can also check out this 360 Look at the National Civil Rights Museum which features Dr. King’s legacy.

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Another week in the books for 2023, and some trailers to go along with it! Don’t believe me, just check them out below:

Season 2-Your Honor (Streaming on Showtime January 13th)

The Last of Us (Streaming on HBO Max January 15th)

Truth be Told (Streaming on Apple TV+ January 20th)

The 1619 Project (Streaming on Hulu January 26th)

Poker Face (Streaming on Peacock January 26th)

You People (Streaming on Netflix January 27th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

With one holiday down and two more on the way, film and television is prepping us for what we will be soaking up next! This week I have a few trailers for you to put on the calendar to prep you for your Thanksgiving and Christmas viewing pleasures! Check them out below:

The Santa Clauses (Streaming on Disney + November 16)

Disenchanted (Streaming on Disney+ November 18th)

Fantasy Football (Streaming on Paramount+ November 25)

Season 3-Blood & Water (Streaming on Netflix November 25)

Three Pines (Streaming on Prime Video December 2)

Season 3-His Dark Materials (Streaming on HBO Max December 5)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s the FIRST OF THE MONTH!!! NOVEMBER 1st!! I’ve missed you all for a few weeks, but I wanted to make sure I started out the new month with a BANG!! So thankful for your support and hanging in there with me!! Check out the new-new below:

Season 4-Titans (Streaming on HBO Max November 3)

1899 (Streaming on Netflix November 17)

Fleishman Is In Trouble (Streaming on Hulu and FX November 17)

Emancipation (In theaters December 2 & Streaming on Apple TV+ December 9)

Season 3-Jack Ryan (Streaming on Prime Video December 21)

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (In theaters February 17, 2023)

Season 4-Succession (Streaming on HBO Max Spring 2023)

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Jaya’s Pop Culture Minute-PCM- “Halloween Edition”

Long time no see! For this special edition of PCM, I will be discussing/ reviewing the “scary”
movies that have been the background to my spooky season full of college apps. So without
further ado here are just some of the films I have watched this month.

Werewolf by Night (2022):
This was a new Marvel project that greatly surprised me. Recently I have not been drawn to
Marvel like I once was but this immediately caught my attention. It was a new project and
endeavor not tied to a major superhero and inspired by the classic black-and-white horror
movies of the 50s. The aesthetics that have been drawn from those old movies are definitely
present. My only complaint would be that it should have been longer but I would definitely
recommend it. Rating: 4 out of 5

Beetlejuice (1988):
A classic Halloween movie that I cannot believe I have not seen before. The film nerd in
me has kicked myself for not watching this movie before even though I had enjoyed the
musical years ago during the height of my musical theater nerd. The practical effects
that I will mention later in this post add so much charm and character to the movie. Also,
the cast is absolutely stacked and it adds to the movie especially Michael Keaton as
Beetlejuice himself. Rating: 4 out of 5

Dracula (1958):
An oldie but surprisingly a goodie (in my opinion). It took me a while to watch a “Dracula” movie in
any iteration after reading the book a year ago, but with HBO MAX adding classic movies to
their platform because of Halloween it was the perfect opportunity to watch. As cheesy as old
scary movies always are, it was still a fun movie to watch and just enjoy because it was so
ridiculous. Watching old movies is always enjoyable because you get to see what has
influenced filmmakers today, especially in the horror and scary movie genre. Rating: 3 ½ out of 5

Eraserhead (1977):
Another classic that everyone talks about but I have never seen it before recently. Previously
the only David Lynch project that I have seen was Twin Peaks, but after watching it this
definitely matches his style. It was unsettling and disturbing like some episodes of Twin Peaks
but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Even though on the outside it seems like a psychological
thriller movie I personally interpreted the movie as a story of a father that has been thrust into the world of fatherhood prematurely and struggling to find his bearings within this new dynamic. On the less serious side, I finally understood the Eraserhead baby jokes and yes that baby was super freaky not gonna lie.
Rating: 3 ½ out of 5

So hopefully this has provided you with some good recommendations for movies for the end of
October!

~Jaya L. Robinson

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Not gonna waste anytime, its the first week in October and I got some new new that’s ready for you to hit play!! Check out this week’s new trailers below:

The Midnight Club (Streaming on Netflix October 7th)

The Winchesters (Streaming on The CW October 11th)

A Friend of The Family (Streaming on Peacock October 6th)

Season 19-Grey’s Anatomy (Streaming on ABC October 6th)

Season 5-All American (Streaming on The CW October 10th)

Shantaram (Streaming on Apple TV+ October 14th)

Season 2-The White Lotus: Blossom Circle (Streaming on HBO Max October 30th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Another day, Another week, Another trailer!! As usual, we’re bringing you the heat…film and television heat that is!! Check out the new trailer’s below:

End of the Road (Streaming on Netflix September 9th)

Season 4-Atlanta (Streaming on FX/Hulu September 15th)

The Silent Twins (In theaters September 16th)

Season 2-Abbott Elementary (Streaming on ABC/Hulu September 21)

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Streaming September 30th on Apple TV+)

Devotion (In theaters November 23rd)

The Idol (Coming Soon to HBO Max)

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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)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

You ready for some new television and film?? Well you know I got you covered!! Check them out below:

Season 5-Grown-ish (Streaming on Freeform and Hulu July 20th)

Limited Documentary Series-The Last Movie Stars (Streaming on HBO Max July 21st)

Honor Society (Streaming on Paramount+ July 29th)

Honk for Jesus. Save your Soul. (In theaters and Streaming on Peacock September 2nd)

The Woman King (In theaters September 16th)

The School for Good & Evil (Streaming on Netflix September 2022)

Amsterdam (In theaters November 2022)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

I’m Back!! I know missed you all a couple of weeks, had to take a little vacay, but I’m ready to drop some goodies for you!! Don’t you just love that we can get some film and television newness with the snap of a finger! Well let’s see what we got this week for you!!

Check them out below:

Loot (Streaming on Apple TV+ June 24th)

Season 4-Westworld (Streaming on HBO Max June 26th)

Season 2-Only Murders in the Building (Streaming on Hulu June 28th)

Black Bird (Streaming on Apple TV+ July 8th)

Persuasion (Streaming on Netflix July 15th)

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