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Queen Of Katwe – Chessboards, H...

Queen Of Katwe – Chessboards, Hope and Black Beautifulness

What is more nerdy than the Chess Club. Ah, but just that expression alone brings up the stereotypical images of young people in thick glasses in suburban schools getting excited and yelling “Check Mate!”  Well Chess clubs are everywhere, and the trailer for Queen Of Katwe will have you check yourself if you didn’t imagine […]



Morris Chesnut and Regina Hall are a hot matchup in this film. But when their characters can’t have a baby, except through a surrogate, they turn to young Anna, who will give them the dream of parenthood. But the dream turns into a crazy obsessive nightmare as Anna, played by Jaz Sinclair, suddenly gets it […]

Netflix Taking It Back To The Bronx &...

Netflix Taking It Back To The Bronx – THE GET DOWN

Got the heads up from Shadow and Act.  This is one Netflix series I’m certainly going to tune in for.  THE GET DOWN reflects the times that Geek Soul Brother grew up in.  Yeah, it doesn’t have lasers (at least in the trailer), but I bet they have some Parliament if Netflix did their research […]

Funky Q’ Review: Knock ’e...

Funky Q’ Review: Knock ’em Dead (2014)

Another review from my ever expanding Netflix queue is the 2014 slasher comedy – Knock ’em Dead.  This low budget film, with its poor lighting and bad editing, had some saving charms.  Three of those charms were actresses Rae Dawn Chong, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Debra Wilson who you probably remember from early Mad TV days. The film […]

CHIRAQ Trailer! or That Time Spike Le...

CHIRAQ Trailer! or That Time Spike Lee Used A Greek Play To Combat Street Violence!

I did not know this film was coming. It was only last year that we got Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus from a successful Spike Lee kickstarter campaign. Now the director brings some greek comedy and tragedy to the streets of Chicago with his new film Chi-Raq. From what I can see there is a blend […]