Dolemite Is My Name

From IMDB: “Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.” What I liked: Having grown up on Eddie Murphy, it’s so good to see him back in something mainstream. He seemed reallyContinue reading “Dolemite Is My Name”

Floor Kids (Nintendo Switch)

Hey, it’s our first video game review! I’m more than happy to start em on the right foot. Floor Kids is a rhythm type video game (think Guitar Hero, Just Dance, etc) for the Nintendo Switch where you breakdance in arcades, supermarkets, street corners, etc. When I first saw the preview, the breakdancing took meContinue reading “Floor Kids (Nintendo Switch)”

Atlanta (tv) (season 1)

a ten episode progressive half-hour comedy-drama that’s expertly written. The story winds and wraps up very nicely but still leaves things open. Multi-dimensional characters, including one incredible standout in Lakeith Stanfield. Possibly the SMARTEST tv show I’ve ever seen. The show takes some absurd twists in serious fashions and I love absurd things played completelyContinue reading “Atlanta (tv) (season 1)”

The Fate of the Furious

– I’ve watched most of this series with my Dad, and I think he would’ve enjoyed this one (even if it is a bit long [seriously, can they STOP making action movies so dang long? This one is ALMOST THREE HOURS]). – An extremely entertaining movie in an always entertaining series. – There were rumorsContinue reading “The Fate of the Furious”

Luke Cage

– My favorite Marvel tv show so far: dripping with social commentary and it has a great soundtrack. – Inequality? Gentrification? Politics? Civil rights? Entrepreneurship? Violence? Economics? Racism? Activism? Fatherhood? Dehumanization? Culture, leadership, responsibility, segregation, etc etc etc! Those topics (and so many more) are all on display here, and show that Blacks DO NOTContinue reading “Luke Cage”

The Get Down

-Casting young Black & Hispanic actors (and actors that are mixes of both) is GREAT. Groundbreaking, even. These kids will be getting more and more roles thanks to this. -The music from the era (late 70’s birth of hip-hop & disco) is also GREAT. -Every actor brings their A-game. -It’s nice to see a showContinue reading “The Get Down”