Uncut Gems

The power of the rock will always remain unparalled and undefeated. New York City jewelry store owner Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) has managed to secure a rare, beautiful rock that has embedded in it valuable gems that hook anyone who looks at and holds the rock. They feel powerful…which is how Howard feels when Kevin […]

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Queen & Slim

Cherish the ride, no matter where it goes. Tinder brings together two people in a Cleveland, Ohio diner. One, “Queen,” (Jodie Turner-Smith) is a defendant lawyer. The other, “Slim,” (Daniel Kaluuya) is…not a lawyer. He’s a God-fearing family man, totally different from Queen, who’s a nonbeliever and distant from her kinfolk. The date isn’t bad, […]

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21 Bridges

Justice comes with a cost. At the age of 13, Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) lost his officer father in the line of duty. The way his father went out, somewhat passively, has driven Andre, now a detective, to carry out justice his own way. While not a full on Dirty Harry type, he’s got no […]

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Dolemite

Karate master and street hustler…just not a wearer of cotton draws. That’s Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore), a suave pimp with a full harem of females who follow his every step. Currently, the man is serving 20 years after being found in possession of narcotics. He was framed by his rival, one Willie Green (D’Urville Martin), […]

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Hustlers (2019)

All Hustlers are simply products of their environments. The year is 2007. In need of a steadier payday to improve her life and her grandmother’s, stripper Destiny (Constance Wu) makes the move to work at a popular gentlemen’s club in Queens. It’s an adjustment, for the clientele at this club are different than the clientele […]

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Shaft (2019)

The Holy Shaftity. Private detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has always been a sex machine to all the chicks, balancing his need for exacting the law with lust. Destined to forever be a childless bachelor? No. In 1989, he and Maya (Regina Hall) were not only married, they had a son, of course […]

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What to Watch: Shaft (2000)

THE STORY: It’s 1998, and NYPD Detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has been called on to do what he does best: Investigate crime. A young African American has been murdered outside of a popular restaurant, and the perpetrator is clear as day in white Walter Wade, Jr (Christian Bale), the son of a […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum

The path to paradise is through hell. Executing Italian mafioso Riccardo Scamarcio on the off-limits Continental Hotel grounds has rendered Mr. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) excommunicado from any of her supporting services. Baba Yaga is on the run, from not only other hitmen, but The High Table society itself, looking to avenge Scamarcio’s death, led […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Love is never without hardship. Ever since they were kids growing up in Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) were inseparable. Almost seamlessly, their friendship turned into love. The 1970’s have opened up a few things for blacks, but by-and-large, the day-to-day difficulties are still present. Their bond is strong […]

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Destroyer (2018)

To paraphrase an old lyric from Killswitch Engage, sometimes a person must destroy and rebuild for the sake of it all. As an idealistic and young Los Angeles officer, Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) is placed alongside a seasoned veteran in Chris (Sebastian Stan), ), tasked to infiltrate and bring down one of the country’s most […]

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