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An intelligent and funny look at films aimed at the Black American audience broken down by 4 opinionated guys.

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Episode 85: What's Love Got To Do With It? This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1993 film, 'What's Love Got to do with it?' The Tina Turner biopic about her meteoric rise, her horrible physical as well as emotionally abusive marriage to Ike Turner, and her triumphant journey to overcome her situation and become one of the most popular singers in the world.
Jun-22-2016
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Media Portrayal of Black People & Preview to Episode 85 This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys introduce the next movie, "What's Love Got To Do With It?" starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. The 1993 biopic follows the life of world famous singer, Tina Turner, through her begins, horrible marriage to Ike Turner, and her life afterwards. Our random topic of the week is all about how the media portrays people of color vs. white people when it comes to crimes (whether we are victims or perpetrators).
Jun-15-2016
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Episode 84: The Mack This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys discuss the 1973 blaxploitation film, The Mack. Starring Max Julien as Goldie, a petty thief newly released from prison who decides to enter the pimping game. He has aspirations of being the greatest pimp to ever live. There is also a split between the minds of Black America at the time represented by Goldie and his brother Olinga, a man on a mission to clean up his neighborhood and make a way for Black people inside White America.
Jun-08-2016
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Black Comedy Checking & Preview to Episode 84 This week on Black on Black Cinema, the next film is announced, The Mack. The 1973 blaxspoitation film tells the story of the rise and fall of a infamous pimp named Goldie. Our random topic of the week is on a video interview with Aires Spears on whether Key and Peele are really Black and how growing up outside of the hood taints your credibility.
Jun-01-2016
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Episode 83: The Butler This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back to discuss the 2013 historical drama, The Butler. Starring Forrest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a man who rises to the position of butler at the White House from the time of the Eisenhower administration through the Reagan administration. All the while the life of Cecil is juxtaposed against his son, played by David Oyelowo, who is brought up during the Civil Rights movement.
May-25-2016
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Code Switching & Preview to Episode 83 This week on Black on Black Cinema, the next film is announced, The Butler. Directed by Lee Daniels, the 2013 semi-biographical film follows Cecil Gains as a butler in the White House from the Eisenhower administration until the Reagan administration, with the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. Our random topic of the week is on code switching, when we do it, how we do it, and is it needed.
May-18-2016
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The Perfect Guy: Black on Black Cinema Ep82 This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back to discuss the 2015 thriller, The Perfect Guy. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Morris Chestnut in a story of Leah Vaughn, a woman at a crossroads in her life when she meets a charming guy who seems perfect but has a few dark secrets that come to light.
May-11-2016
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Larry Wilmore Keeps It 100 & Preview to Episode 82 This week on Black on Black Cinema, the next film is announced, The Perfect Guy. The 2015 thriller about an obsessed guy who stalks his ex-girlfriend. We also discuss the random topic of the week which is Larry Wilmore's use of the word "nigga" during the White House Correspondent's Dinner.
May-04-2016

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