WATCH: Star Wars’ John Boyega In New ‘Down To Earth’ Drama Teaser, Imperial Dreams
Winner of the 2014 Best of NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Imperial Dreams stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack The Block) as a reformed gang member who tries to protect his family and future in Watts, California. The film…
X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer
Uncanny X-Men was my first comic I fell in love with in the 80’s. I appreciated the diversity of the team and its villains created by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. In the 90’s when the X-Men cartoon came out, it heavily pulled from…
Black Militants Blast Spike Lee For Not Blaming “The Man” in Chiraq
After a 17-minute preview of Chiraq in Miami back in October, a couple of angry Black militants with an agenda chose to angrily lecture Spike about the film and the black community instead of engaging in a substantive conversation during the Q&A .
Spike Lee Drops Amazing Trailer For New Controversial Film “Chi-Raq”
Director Spike Lee’s new film “Chi-Raq,” about Gang Violence and clashes with the police on Chicago’s south side, will be released in theaters on December 4th before heading to Amazon.
Film Review: Beasts of No Nation
“I just want to be happy in this life. If I’m telling this to you, you will think that…I am some sort of beast or devil. I am all of these things…but I also had a mother, father, brothers and a sister once. They loved…
WATCH: Eden’s Garden – A Web Series Starring (Masculine) Trans Men
Coming in 2015, the web series “Eden’s Garden” will reveal the seldom explored reality for trans men of color. Created by 26-year-old Seven King, the 13-episode scripted series will feature a main cast of female-to-male transgender men.
WATCH: The Reward – Tales of Alethrion
I wasn’t expecting my over active imagination to want something more after viewing the short animated film The Reward. It wasn’t because the short was lacking in any way; the opposite, it is very entertaining. My cravings were coming from something that doesn’t exist…
WATCH: Kung Fury
Kung Fury is an amazing short film that gets high on mushrooms, after a night of heaving drinking and doing LSD bongs from the 80’s. Yep this is dripping retro nostalgia. Director David Sandberg gives us a Miami Vice / Kung Fu protagonist (Kung…
Movie Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron
By now, a large percentage of the population has seen the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unlike the rest of said population, I thought it was the latest addition in another long list of Hollywood films that have imposed the idea of action and destruction equals…
Star Wars: Battlefront Reveal Trailer
Unless you have been in hiding with no access to social media or the internet, then you most likely have seen the new trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with the official trailers for Batman v Superman, Fantastic Four, and Jurassic World. What made…
Name That Movie
Searching for an interesting GIF to post in response to a comment left on Cypher Avenue’s Activity Stream; I came across a movie still that I thought was an interesting shot from a pivotal part in that film. I thought to myself “even though this…
Batman vs Darth Vader – The Alternate Ending
After dragging my feet to post and discuss this bad ass battle between Batman and Darth Vader, a subsequent alternate ending has appeared making the first ending to the battle obsolete. Whistle blows, flag on the play! Not to spoil anything (like my moms did…
FILM REVIEW: Mo’Nique Blackballed a “Blackbird” in Patrick-Ian Polk’s New Film
During press for the new independent black gay film, Mo’Nique and openly gay producer/director Lee Daniel’s (not associated with Blackbird) have been in a media back-and-forth on what was behind the actress’ film absence after her Oscar win.
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