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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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A Best Man Reunion-Getting you ready for the Holidays!!

The wait is finally over…we finally get to see the final chapter(s) of “The Best Man” franchise.

How many folks have been hanging in since 1999 (raises hand)???!! Well instead of another film we are getting a 8-episode limited series. Set to premiere as a Peacock Original, The Best Man: The Final Chapters will “catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.”

The cast includes Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau. Malcolm Lee serves as co-showrunner, executive producer, and director of four episodes.

All episodes will premiere on December 22nd.

Check out the trailer below:

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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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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!!

Another week passed, another week begins, and another round of trailer alerts is headed your way!! Check them out below:

MacGruber (Streaming on Peacock December 16th)

Don’t Look Up (streaming on Netflix December 24th)

Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (In theaters January 21st, 2022)

Reacher (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video February 4th, 2022)

Book of Love (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video February 4th, 2022)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (In theaters April 8th, 2022)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

As we get ready too close out another year, I wanted to make sure I got you all ready for what is hitting your tv and film screens in 2022!! Mixed it up for you as always with a little television and some film! Check them out below:

Power of the Dog (Streaming on Netflix December 1st)

Mother/Android (Streaming on Hulu December 17th)

Women of the Movement-Limited Series (Premiering on ABC January 6th)

Ray Donovan: The Movie (Premiering on Showtime January 14th)

Ambulance (In theaters February 18th)

Dog (In theaters February 18th)

Bel-Air (Streaming on Peacock 2022)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

This week’s trailer are definitely going to take you on a roller coaster ride! Check them out below:

Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story (Streaming July 29th on Peacock)

UFO (Streaming August 8th on Showtime)

Gone for Good (Streaming begins August 13th on Netflix)

Nine Perfect Strangers (Series begins August 18th on Hulu)

Malignant (In theaters and HBO Max on September 10th)

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2021 Black History Month Features

Are you looking for an engaging documentary to watch with the family? Do you need a special report to share with you students? Or a digital platform that taps into your musical and/or intellectual interests? Well I have a few things that are airing this month in honor of Black History Month:

Television

  • Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage (History Channel)- Wednesday, February 10th at 8pm/ET…”In this one hour special, Robin Roberts explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary group of African American pilots including her father that served in WWII, revealing how these warriors for change helped end segregation in the military and pave the way for the civil rights movement.”
  • The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song (PBS)- February 16 & 17th at 9pm ET/8pm CT…An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.
  • American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free (PBS)…“The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

YouTube, Website & Streaming Services

  • Your Attention Please (Hulu)-February 18th 8pm/ET…Your Attention Please is a TV series “that introduces audiences to Black innovators and creators who are working to leave the world better than they found it.”
  • Ailey Experience Atlanta-February 19th-21st…Ailey Experience Atlanta celebrates over forty years of a rich partnership with the city’s most prominent arts and civic organizations. This year, AEA teams up with AREA Atlanta to bring Ailey Experience online to the greater Atlanta area and across the country.
  • iHeartRadio’s Living Black! (iHeartRadio)-February 20th 6pm/ET…A first ever special event that features conversations that educate, inspire and celebrate the Black experience through a mix of custom tributes from artists and listeners across the nation. 
  • Black Renaissance (YouTube)- Friday, February 26th…A YouTube Originals special that will showcase the Black creators, artists, writers, storytellers, and history makers who have shaped our nation’s history; and the next generation of Black voices who are reimagining our future. The special will also feature dance, music, fashion, photography, literature, Afrofuturism, and art from Black Women and LGBTQ+ artists.
  • All Hands: Race Toward Inclusion (Cheddar.com)…”All Hands is a show about the minority stories that go untold. Each week, we peel back the layers of business stories that expose racial inequalities and are exacerbated by global phenomena like climate change and health crises. We also discuss the successes of minority businesses and communities, and examine how to talk about, and take action on, race-related topics. It’s an inclusive living room in which to have meaningful, difficult, and provocative discussions… *for* everyone.
  • A Most Beautiful Thing (Peacock)…Narrated by the Academy Award/Grammy-winning artist, Common; executive produced by NBA Stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade along with Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder; and directed by award-winning filmmaker (and Olympic rower) Mary Mazzio, the film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago), all coming together to row in the same boat. Based on the memoir by Arshay Cooper.
  • Freedia Got a Gun (Peacock)…“Devastated after learning that her brother was murdered, New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia raises awareness about gun violence, an epidemic that continues to disproportionally harm Black communities.”
  • The Sit-in: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show (Peacock)…“In 1968, entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over “The Tonight Show” for one historic week, introducing a fractured, changing country to itself alongside legendary guests like Aretha Franklin and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Get your popcorn ready!!

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