Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my podcast, Dear Showrunners. It was a show that talked about all things television. Thinking back on it, I loved that podcast! I got to record with my college roomie and talk about the shows we loved the most! While podcasting is one of the easiest industries to get into, it's a hard, hard game. What I loved the most about my podcast was this segment that announced all the new shows coming out that week. We didn't have nearly as many streaming services at the time, so it was an easy fleet. But now? Chile that could be a show all on its own!
I know that the last thing that the world needs is another talking head podcast. But if God would hand-deliver a podcast on a silver platter, I would gladly restart my podcast and change the segment to highlighting one streaming service a week. Until that happens, here’s a new thing I’m trying this year: Streaming Wars: The Battle of The Bad B*tches! In these letters, I will practice doing what the streaming services will eventually pay me to do!
One of the baddest b*tches in streaming service games is Amazon Prime! They are also the worst when it comes to promoting their original movies and shows! But I guess when you are taking over the way in other ways, promoting a streaming service is probably at the bottom of their to-do list. So until we get the bag, here is some free promo:
This is no Clair Huxtable film. This is a movie about a man who lost his wife and memory in a car accident. To recover his memories, he signs up to undergo an experiment, which leads him to question himself and his reality. This movie kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing until the very end.
The Tomorrow War
This movie surprised me by making me cry! A tale about time travelers arriving in the present day. To announce that the world will end due to a global war against aliens in thirty years. Action-packed and full of drama. This movie was an excellent reminder that the work we do today is for the future tomorrow.
Black As Night
Niggas and vampires may just be my new favorite movie genre. A movie about a group of New Orleans teens who spends their summer battling vampires. This tale re-imaged the vampire trope and showed how black vampires would work. Which got me to thinking, what if vampires did exist, and would I really be mad if I got bit?
This movie worked my nerves, and yet, I couldn’t turn it off. A film about a couple who gets too caught up in spying on their neighbors across the street. This movie will take you on a roller-coaster ride that leaves you yelling at the screen. An original tale that subtly reminds you, there is no such thing as a lowkey person. There is always someone watching.
I have never looked at Kristen Stewart as a serious actress. To me, she was just the girl who played in the Twilight movies. But boy, did she transform in this role. A film based on the true-life story of Jean Seberg, who becomes the target of an FBI investigation. Simply because she wanted to date a member of the Black Panther Party.
Bonus: Jean of the Joneses
This movie brought me to tears not just because of the plot (though it was amazing) but because this is the type of movie I want to create. Have I ever told you how much I love Stella Meghie? A film about a chaotic family dealing with an unexpected death. This movie reminds me that while all black people are not the same. We are oh so similar at our core!
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