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)
Stranger Things (Streaming on Netflix May 27th)
Becoming Elizabeth (Streaming June 12th on STARZPlay)
Thor: Love and Thunder (In theaters July 8th)
Starting you out with one of my faves on Netflix, a little drama, a splash of an action thriller, and closing you out with a Marvel treat! Sounds good to me!! Check them out below:
Raising Dion (Streaming on Netflix February 1)
Inventing Anna (Streaming on Netflix February 11)
Severance (Streaming on Apple TV+ February 18)
Gasoline Alley (In theaters February 25)
Moon Knight (Streaming on Disney+ March 30)
2021 is just about over, but not before I share a few of my pop culture faves!! I wanted to compile a list of few of favorite shows, movies, comic books, documentaries, short films, podcasts, and soundtracks that made an impact on me in a major way this year!!
These are a few of my favorite things from 2021…Check them out below*:
Comic Books/Graphic Novels Eve (Victor LaValle, Boom! Studios) Far Sector (N.K. Jemisin/Jamal Campbell, DC Comics) Nubia and the Amazons (Stephanie Williams/Ayala Vita, DC Comics) Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Rebecca Hall/Penguin Books) Run: Book One (John Lewis/Andrew Aydin/Nate Powell/L. Fury, Abrams Books) Bitter Root (David Walker/Chuck Brown/Image Comics)
: True-crime reigned supreme in this category!! Gotta love a good mystery. Podcasts Jemele Hill is Unbothered Suspect Over My Dead Body Dr. Death
Movies The Harder They Fall (Netflix): An ode to Westerns done in style!! No Time To Die: Ahhh where will the Bond legacy go next Candyman: Thank you Nia Dacosta for this beautiful piece of horror!! Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings: 10/10 Spider-Man: No Way Home Zola: A movie that offers A LOT of different perspectives regarding one weekend! The Unforgivable (Netflix) Army of the Dead/Army of Thieves (Netflix) Gunpowder Milkshake (Netflix): More action films with women leads especially those of color is definitely needed!! Raya and the Last Dragon Judas and the Black Messiah King Richard Concrete Cowboy (Netflix): I’m a sucker for a good western and some Black history! Cruella: Who says you can’t like villains! Dune The Tomorrow War (Prime Video) Red Notice (Netflix): Ryan Reynolds…That’s all I gotta say! Outside the Wire (Netflix)
Short Films Us Again (Disney+) Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma Twenty Something (Disney+) Bao (Disney+) For the Birds (Disney+) Loop (Disney+) How to Raise a Black Boy
Documentary My Name is Pauli Murray Summer of Soul (Hulu) Pride (Hulu) This is Pop (Netflix) Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (Netflix) Mary J. Blige’s My Life (Prime Video)
Television Shows Insecure (HBO Max): That last episode… (chef’s kiss)….The end of an era…Sunday nights will never be the same… (le sigh) #DayOne The Wonder Years (ABC): Nostalgia, Comedy and the Black Experience The Underground (Prime Video): Powerful, Visual American History Lesson Invincible (Prime Video) Wheel of Time (Prime Video): Definitely up there with Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings The White Lotus (HBO Max): I have never been so drawn into a show that made me laugh, cringe, drop my jaw, and so much more…Everything is not always what it seems… Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu): I do believe what happened actually took place in real life, which is pretty scary if it did… Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) Love Life (Season 2) (HBO Max): I LOVE #BLACKLOVE and ALL its many layers! Queen Sugar (OWN Network): Another show that when it comes to a close, I will truly miss this show!! #DayOne Arcane (Netflix): Definitely looking forward to the next season! Fun to watch! The Falcon and Winter Soldier (Disney+): My fave of the Marvel series on Disney+ so far…They pulled out all kinds of surprises!! What If…? (Disney+): Still missing Chadwick Boseman Run the World (Starz): Love seeing Black female friendships and when cities become actors (I see you Harlem!) Succession (HBO Max): All I can say is just watch it!! Reservation Dogs (Hulu): Please more of this!! Evil (Paramount+): Catholicism is a whole different beast (pun intended) Blood and Water (Netflix): Had to represent SA!! Cruel Summer (Hulu): Shout out to my sista-friend Lesley Bonner for this one!! Talk about being drawn in!! It’s all about the little details!
(Television and Film) (I did this instead to avoid having to narrow it down to one artist/group or album) Soundtracks The Harder They Fall Insecure (I owe a great deal to this soundtrack, I became aware and a fan of so many new artists because of each seasons soundtrack!!) Judas and the Black Messiah Coming 2 America Cruella BMF Queen Sugar Tom & Jerry (Now this one surprised me!! But trust me on this one!) True Story (A Whole lot of Philly Soul)
*The listings are in no particular order.
Last week of 2021, but that does not mean the trailers end here! Better yet just think of this week’s trailers as a foreshadow to what is to come in 2022!! So check them out below:
Cobra Kai (Streaming on Netflix December 31st, 2021)
Death on the Nile (In theaters February 11th, 2022)
Inventing Anna (Streaming on Netflix February 11th, 2022)
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Streaming on HBO Max March 2022)
Atlanta (Streaming on FX March 24th, 2022)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (In theaters May 6th, 2022)
Halo (Streaming on Paramount + in 2022)
The holiday season is upon us and the movies are right behind it! We are entering the season of cinema family gatherings whether at home or in the theaters. And of course I got you covered!
Check them out below:
Cowboy Bebop (Streaming on Netflix November 19th)
Sing 2 (In theaters December 22nd)
Scream (In theaters January 14th, 2022)
8-Bit Christmas (Streaming on HBO Max November 24th)
Swan Song (In theaters and Streaming on Apple TV+ December 14th)
Morbius (In theaters January 2022)
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)
Who is still on a high from that Loki season finale and the Black Widow movie?!! I know I am and definitely looking forward to seeing what comes next!!
Well I got a little info on what is coming up next out of
Marvel Studios (film and television), check it out below:
[ What If…? Disney+] (August 11, 2021) Hawkeye [ Disney+ ] (Late 2021) [ Ms. Marvel Disney+] (Late 2021) [ Moon Knight Disney+] (2022) She-Hulk [ Disney+] (2022) [ Secret Invasion Disney+] (2022) The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special [ Disney+] (Holiday 2022) I Am Groot [ Disney+] Ironheart [ Disney+] Armor Wars [ Disney+] [ Untitled Wakanda Series Disney+] Okoye Spinoff [ Disney+] Echo Spinoff [ Disney+]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (In theaters September 3rd, 2021) Eternals (In theaters November 5th, 2021) Spider-Man: No Way Home (In theaters December 17th, 2021) Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (In theaters March 25th, 2022) Thor: Love and Thunder (In theaters May 6th, 2022) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (In theaters July 8th, 2022) The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (In theaters November 11th, 2022) Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (In theaters February 17th, 2023) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (In theaters May 5th, 2023)
Looks like there is going to be a lot of interweaving of the MCU films and television shows, which should make things very interesting!! Definitely no shortage of engaging content for the next couple of years!!
Mark your calendars!!
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)
Got some new show and film trailers for you, see what’s set to hit screens and theaters below:
(Season 1 streaming May 12th on The Upshaws Netflix)
(In theaters May 14th) Spiral: From the Book of Saw
(Streaming May 21st on Army of The Dead Netflix)
(In theaters September 3rd) Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings
(In theaters November 11th) Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Let me start out by saying…Wow!! One thing is for sure, television and film has definitely bounced back even in the midst of a pandemic. These days streaming television shows and films is a whole new experience! And these new trailers are proof that there is definitely not going to be a shortage of content anytime soon!
See for yourself the new films and television series set to premiere in the coming weeks!
(Set to hit theaters and HBO Max on April 23rd) Mortal Kombat
(Streaming begins April 29th) Yasuke: The Black Samurai
(Set to hit theaters and Disney+ [Premier Access] on July 9th) Black Widow
: Space Jam (Set to hit theaters and HBO Max on July 16th) A New Legacy
*Season 4 of
(Streaming on Paramount + in late 2021) Star Trek: Discovery
Looks like we gonna have a great Spring and Summer!!