ESPN released the Official Trailer for ‘Trojan War’ today.
It’s been the standard on this particular project, but as much as this strokes my own ego and vanity, I can watch this a thousand times just to see the name of one of my aces on the screen.
We’re going with a theme this week as we head into the premiere of ‘Trojan War.’
Want to guess what it is?
ME TOO LENDALE! ME TOO!!!!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!! IT’S THE WEEKEND BABY!!!!
Sticking with the political theme today, one of my oldest allies asked if I would be willing to use this platform to promote their newest short film, and I’m happy to oblige.
American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction. Enjoy.
Today I cede the floor to Kareem, who sums it up quite well.
We’re all welcome to our opinions, we all probably care too much about what celebrities think, but when you’re a public figure who (in theory) are trying to serve the greater good, putting a bullseye on entire communities of American citizens isn’t just politically incorrect, it’s dangerous.
So I caught all the warnings, telling me to ‘prepare myself’ before I watched ‘Mississippi Damned.’ Whether it’s my age or my own secrets, I was less shocked than some by the ‘darkness’ of this movie. But I’m incredibly glad it exists; without going off on a tangent, many of the issues brought up in this movie (which, as usual, I don’t want to spoil for you) aren’t talked about nearly enough. Every family has their own issues to deal with, but (as expressed in one of the many powerful scenes in this film), when the older generation doesn’t even want to acknowledge what happened to their children, that’s how cycles continue unchecked.
I’ve heard Tina Mabry’s film referenced as the film that put Tessa Thompson on the radar of others. As I’ve come to expect now, she’s great in her role, and in this particular film she’s part of a huge ensemble of solid black actors (some others you’ll recognize as character actors in other things you’ve seen). It certainly isn’t the most ‘Hollywood’ film, but again, it’s a story that doesn’t get told enough. If the ‘democracy of distribution’ that we’re moving further into makes it easier for films like this to get to their target audiences, then I’m all for it.
Now streaming on Netflix.
The homie Larvell Hood has released the first episode of his web series ‘Foreplayed’ (which I helped out on a little).
Check it out and support!
it’s the Weekend gang!
And damn Michael had that great voice from the beginning. No autotune here!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the legendary Roots Crew!
Do they even make enough music videos these days to spoof other music videos?
Bonus oldhead points if you remember all the videos these kids mimic.