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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Another week, another dollar, another trailer! Who doesn’t love getting something new to watch and put on your calendar every week! Check out this week’s new trailers below:

The Orville: New Horizons (Streaming on Hulu June 2nd)

Season 2-P-Valley (Streaming on STARZ June 3rd)

Hustle (Streaming on Netflix June 8th)

First Kill (Streaming on Netflix June 10th)

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

Avatar: The Way of Water (In theaters December 16th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

April Showers bring May Flowers…And those flowers come in the form of some great television and films!! Don’t believe me, check them out below:

Under the Banner of Heaven (Streaming on Hulu/FX Networks April 28th)

The Staircase (Streaming on HBO Max May 5th)

Senior Year (Streaming on Netflix May 13th)

Season 4-Stranger Things (Streaming on Netflix May 27th)

Becoming Elizabeth (Streaming June 12th on STARZPlay)

Thor: Love and Thunder (In theaters July 8th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Last week was a doozy and I missed you all next week, but I got you covered! Never fail, check out this weeks new alerts below:

9 Bullets (In theaters April 15th)

Outer Range (Streaming on Prime Video April 15th)

Season 2-Russian Doll (Streaming on Netflix April 20th)

Captive Audience (Streaming on Hulu April 21st)

The Baby (Streaming on HBO Max April 24th)

Season 2-Gentleman Jack (Streaming on HBO Max April 25th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Got another list of goodies waiting for you to push play!! A good mix of film and television to make you laugh, have you on the edge of your seat, and even make you go hmmmm. And as an extra bonus I dropped a few potential summer hits for you too!! Check them out below:

Season 3-A Black Lady Sketch Show (Streaming on HBO Max April 8th)

Roar (Streaming on Apple TV+ April 15th)

Limited Series-The Offer (Streaming on Paramount + April 28th)

The Takedown (Streaming on Netflix May 6th)

Candy (Streaming on Hulu May 9th)

The Terminal List (Streaming on Prime Video July 1st)

Bullet Train (In theaters July 15th)

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Weekly Trailers Alerts!!

So I missed you guys on last week, but I am coming back with some goodies!! No need to delay any further, check them out below:

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. (Streaming on Netflix March 16th)

DMZ (Streaming on HBO Max March 17th)

Season 2-Bridgerton (Streaming on Netflix March 25th)

Tokyo Vice (Streaming on HBO Max April 7th)

The First Lady (Streaming on Showtime April 17th)

Bosch: Legacy (Streaming on IMDb TV May 6th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

As one month gets ready to come to a close another one begins!! And with a new month comes a new set of trailers! Check them out below:

The Tourist (Streaming on HBO Max March 3rd)

Shining Vale (Streaming on STARZ March 6th)

Season 2-Bridgerton (Streaming on Netflix March 25th)

The Contractor (In theaters April 1st)

The First Lady (Streaming on Showtime April 17th)

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Black History Month Spotlight!! “Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches”

SAVE THE DATE and MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

Gotta love when you get to see history played out on the screen!! Considering what is and is not being taught in schools today and the resistance with CRT, it is refreshing to to see other outlets of learning! Which makes me happy to see what HBO is doing this year for Black History month!! This February, HBO documentary presents Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches where it will bring to life the words of one of our country’s most famous anti-slavery activists. It will feature the great talent of Nicole Beharie (Scenes from a Marriage), Colman Domingo (Euphoria), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as they each draw from five of Douglass’ legendary speeches. The documentary will also feature narration of Douglass’ autobiographies by André Holland.

Jonathan Majors, Nicole Beharie, André Holland And More Lined Up For HBO's 'Frederick  Douglass: In Five Speeches' Doc - SHADOW & ACT
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Additional contextualization of Douglass’ writings will come from scholars David Blight, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sarah Lewis and Keidrick Roy, artist Bisa Butler, poet Nzadi Keita, as well as Douglass descendant Ken Morris who offer perspective on Douglass’ modern relevance and the unprecedented level of fame and influence to which he rose.

The five featured speeches are:

“I Have Come To Tell You Something About Slavery” (1841) performed by Denzel Whitaker. At an anti-slavery convention, Douglass recounts his story of being raised as a slave publicly for the first time.

“Country, Conscience, And The Anti-Slavery Cause” (1847) performed by Jonathan Majors. Douglass addresses the American Anti-Slavery Society on his return from the British Isles which he found to be more accepting and equitable than his own country.

“What, To The Slave, Is The Fourth Of July?” (1852) performed by Nicole Beharie. Douglass reminds his audience of the continuing enslavement of his people, 76 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

“The Proclamation And A Negro Army” (1863) performed by Colman Domingo. Douglass responds to the Emancipation Proclamation and calls for the Black man to be allowed to fight in the war.

“Lessons Of The Hour” (1894) performed by Jeffrey Wright. Douglass urges America to eliminate prejudice and look to its founding principles.

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches premieres on February 23rd at 9 pm/ET on HBO and HBO Max!!

This Just In: HBO Documentary FREDERICK DOUGLASS: IN FIVE SPEECHES Debuts  February 23 - Bell Media
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Conversations with Beloved & Kindred-S2: Episode 1 Recap!!

Missed last week’s Season 2 premiere of Conversations with Beloved & Kindred?? Fear not I got you covered!!

Check out our first episode where Dr. Robinson and I jump in feet first to discuss the films Horror Noire: A Black History of Black Horror (2019) and Ganja & Hess (1973)

Tune into our discussion below:

And as a little bonus check out these post-episode resources:

  • Films:
    • Night of the Living Dead (1968) [Available to stream and view on Peacock, Tubi, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max)
    • Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
    • Ganja and Hess (1973) [Available to view on Showtime]
    • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) [Available on Showtime]
    • Get Out (2017)  [Available to stream on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video]
    • Horror Noire: A Black History of Black Horror (2019) [Available to view on Shudder]
  • Books:
    • Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present (2011)  ~Robin R. Means, PhD
    • The Good House (2003) ` Tananarive Due
    • Brown Girl in the Ring (1998) ~Nalo Hopkinson
  • Articles:
    • “As Black horror rises in popularity, horror writers discuss its evolution” ~Carolyn Copeland [See Here]
    • “How Black Horror Became America’s Most Powerful Cinematic Genre”~ Gabrielle Bellot [See Here]
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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Lots of good content that dropping this month! Got a mix of thriller, some docu-series, a little drama and leave you with some laughs! Check out some of the newness below:

KIMI (Streaming on HBO Max February 10th)

Everything’s Gonna Be All White (Streaming on Showtime February 11th)

Lincoln’s Dilemma (Streaming on Apple TV+ February 18th)

All American: Homecoming (Streaming on The CW February 21st)

Cheaper By The Dozen (Streaming on Disney+ March 18th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s the First Day of the Month!! We are moving and shaking and these trailers are ready to be seen! So get your calendars, save the dates and check out what’s new in film and television!!

The Tinder Swindler (Streaming on Netflix February 2nd)

The Girl Before (Streaming on HBO Max February 10th)

Asking For It (In theaters March 4th)

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (In theaters March 18th)

Halo (Streaming on Paramount+ March 24th)