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Tuesday, June 18, 2019


The Video Store: Black Cop.

May 14, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are simply films you might end up sleeping on if you don’t have them on your mind or if few people mention them. This was the case with Black Cop, a 2017 drama from Canadian director Cory Bowles. That name might not ring any bells unless you’re a fan of Trailer Park Boys and know of the two regular slackers in the... [Read more...]

2019: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music.

May 8, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson... [Read more...]

Film Review; Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies).

May 7, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The sneaky, narcissistic and shallow characters who inhabit Olivier Assayas’ backstabbing ode to the rapidly changing publishing industry are unappealing. It’s hard to relate to them even within the context of a slightly humorous script and efficient direction. Avid readers are switching from hardcover books and paperbacks... [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971).

May 3, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Who doesn’t love funk? The answer will surprise you but a lot of great albums came out of this genre during the 70s and 80s—especially when it split off into P-funk, go-go, disco and others. A classic is 1971’s Maggot Brain from P-funk originators Funkadelic. Maggot Brain: When Funkadelic Became Funkadelic Now, Maggot Brain... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Avengers: Endgame.

April 28, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) First, let’s get this out of the way. Avengers: Endgame is fascinating from beginning to end. However, it is not a wall-to-wall action film. The writers (Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely) and directors (Anthony and Joe Russo) take the time to set up and explore the characters’ emotional state, develop their arcs,... [Read more...]

The Video Store: Spider-Man 3.

April 28, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Spider-Man is in my top five favorite Marvel superheroes. It’s a bit of a cheat list because both Miles Morales and Peter Parker are there. During my junior year of high school, the first Spider-Man film dropped. This movie was in development for a sometime as they found directors, writers for the script, and made necessary... [Read more...]

James Bond: Hollywood is Hypocritical.

April 24, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Art has always been a matter of perception and interpretation. Movies are no exception to this rule. There will be movies whereby a viewer become not only a fan of a character, but they are a fan of a character played by a particular actor. For them there is something about that actor’s portrayal of the character that speaks... [Read more...]

The Movie ‘Little’ Provides a Big Message.

April 24, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The motion picture Little opened in theaters on April 12 and is doing very well at the box office for a low budget film. As of this writing the film has grossed $15,499,000 its first weekend coming in second to Shazam the multi-million dollar budget comic book character movie. Little is a fantasy that provides a powerful... [Read more...]

The Flavors of Black SFF: Funky Sci-Fi.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I’m not flipping through comics or being the greatest thief ever in Elder Scrolls, I enjoy some sci-fi and fantasy—of the Black persuasion. It’s no secret that there’s been speculative fiction not only by us but for us around for years. Octavia Butler and Charles Saunders are often called the godparents of Black... [Read more...]

Daphne Maxwell Reid: Bringing Family Through Cooking.

April 22, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many of us know Daphne Maxwell Reid as Aunt Viv from “Fresh Prince of Bellaire”. She has a rich on-screen career, but she is also a designer. She has contributed to community through many different career paths, and now she is has released a cook book titled “Grace + Soul & Mother Wit”. She took the time to talk... [Read more...]

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