Thursday, January 11, 2018

BLACK MOVIES That DESERVE OUR ATTENTION On ROLLING OUT MAG!!!



HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!!

The really good folks at ROLLING OUT Magazine have done all of the heavy lifting for us so that they might give us a glimpse into BLACK MOVIES That DESERVE OUR ATTENTION For 2018.


BLACK PANTHER: 

The name and topic alone makes this cultural cocktail a delicious treat on the first taste via the dynamic trailers. Add to that is the inclusion of award-winning and Oscar-nominated cast that starts with protagonist, SAG award-nominated Chadwick Boseman (portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up), Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slaves), Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do With It) and bona fide heartthrob Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station, Creed). This Marvel movie is centered around Boseman’s character, T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, which first came to life as part of the crew in the Avengers. Following the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, he returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

A WRIKLE IN TIME:

This writer smiles every time an Ava DuVernay film comes to the screen. The former Hollywood film publicist used to scramble – and I do mean buzz about like a thousand worker ants – to shuffle actors and directors about in Beverly Hills to promote their movies. Obviously, as we witnessed in the brilliant and critically-acclaimed period piece Selma, DuVernay was paying attention to the directors she used to taxi from room to room for media interviews. She extracted some of the magic from Hollywood’s genius movie makers and became a filmmaking savant herself. You don’t earn the trust of Oprah Winfrey by just stepping off of the cotton fields and declaring a holiday. The movie is about Meg Murry (Storm Reid) and her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. The film is also significant as DuVernay becomes the first woman of color to direct a film with a $100M budget. 

PROUD MARY:

Is there a Black woman hotter than Taraji P. Henson right now? We already loved Henson before “Empire” detonated everything in its path when it debuted more than two years ago. Now, she is riding an uninterrupted upward trajectory into superstardom. Proud Mary is her motion picture follow up to her last No. 1 movie, 2014’s No Good Deed, opposite Iris Elba. Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston whose life is completely turned around. She meets a young boy whose path she crosses when  a professional hit goes bad.

ACRIMONY: 

Someone needs spray down Taraji P. Henson with a flame extinguisher because the woman is on fire. For the second time, Henson teams with director-producer Tyler Perry (the first was I Can Do Bad All By Myself). This time, Henson plays a faithful wife, Melinda, tired of standing by her devious husband, Robert (Lyriq Bent). She’s enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. Acrimony is an upcoming 2018 American psychological thriller film produced, written and directed by Perry. The film stars Henson, Bent, Tika Sumpter, Jazmyn Simon and Jay Hunter. Acrimony is scheduled to be released by Lionsgate on March 30, 2018.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

This intelligent crime drama revolves around a woman in Harlem who desperately scrambles to prove her fiancĂ© innocent of a crime, all while carrying their first child. The film stars Regina King (Boyz N the Hood, Jerry Maguire, Enemy of the State, Poetic Justice) and Kiki Lane. It’s directed by Barry Jenkins, best known for Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy and My Josephine. Release Date: 2018




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