Category Archives: #CinNoir Chat

Music and Movies – #CinNoir Chat (ICYMI)

Music and Movies go together like peanut butter and jelly,  mornings and coffee,  Barack and Michelle.  During the latest #CinNoir Chat, my co-hosts and I relived some of our favorite moments in music and movies.  From amazing soundtracks to iconic songs from lackluster films, we discussed it all. We also mentioned some of our favorite movie musicals. Check out a clip from my personal favorite, Dreamgirls.

Additionally, we talked about two upcoming films.  A documentary about the legendary Prince is in the works.  Although it seems a bit soon, I am intrigued to see how the film takes and movies

Also, TV One is producing a biopic on Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late daughter of music icon Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

In case you missed the music and movies chat, here is the recap:

#BlackPantherSoLIT – #CinNoir Chat (ICYMI)

During the latest #CinNoir chat, my co-host Rebecca reviewed the film Captain America: Civil War. The film features Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.  The character and casting news about the upcoming Black Panther movie inspired the hashtag #BlackPantherSoLIT. We discussed the casting and the popularity of the hashtag  with creator @ChadwickNChill.


Lastly, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, chatted about @StarringJohnCho, the hashtag and social movement dedicated to showing  the world “what it would look like if today’s Hollywood blockbusters cast an Asian-American actor as their leading man.”

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#ICYMI – CONFIMRATION and Whitewashing in GHOST IN THE SHELL (#CinNoir Chat)

During the latest #CinNoir chat, my co-hosts ad I reviewed and discussed several new releases. Among them was the HBO film Confirmation, based on the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Confirmation hearing and the sexual harassment allegations that followed. The film starred Wendell Pierce as Thomas and my fave Kerry Washington as Anita Hill.


We also chatted about the whitewashing controversy surrounding the upcoming film Ghosts in the Shell as well as Islamaphobia in film and television.

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ICYMI – #CinNoir Chat

During the latest #CinNoir chat, my co-hosts and I reviewed and discussed several new releases and premieres. One of my faves was Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring the incomparable Audra McDonald.

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My co-host Candice also reviewed  Eclipsed on Broadway starring Lupita Nyong’o and written by Danai Gurira  (You can read her full review here). We also chatted about Billie Woodruff’s The Perfect Match and season 4 of fan favorite House of Cards.

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Missed our February Chat? Check it out here

#OscarsSoWhite + Writer Kirk Moore (#CinNoir Chat)

The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag which was created by April Reign last year resurfaced when the Academy Award nominees were announced and no people of color were nominated in the acting categories. On the latest #CinNoir chat, my co-host and I discussed the hashtag with April and chatted about the Oscar controversy.


We also discussed Acedemy president Cheryl Boone Issac’s response to the public outcry for more diversity in the Academy.


We also chatted with Kirk Moore, writer on the hit ABC series American Crime.

In case you missed it, here’s the recap:

The Force Awakens and #BestOf2015 (#CinNoir Chat)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a certified BLOCKBUSTER. During the latest Cinema in Noir chat, my co-host Rebecca reviewed The Force Awakens, a film that boasts one of the most diverse casts in the franchises history. And it seems that despite a few angry trolls, fans are responding to the film whose cast includes John Boyega and Lupita Nyong’o. So far the film has made over 200 million dollars.

The Force Awakens

We also discussed the hashtag #AAIronfist and the controversy surrounding Marvel only looking at white actors for the lead role in the upcoming Ironfist series. Finally, my co-hosts and I listed our favorite films of 2015.

In case you missed it, here is the recap:

ICYMI – #CinNoir Chat 11.22.2015

During the latest Cinema in Noir chat, my co-hosts and I discussed the controversy surrounding Th Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar roundtable cover featuring no actresses of color. We also discussed the Scandal winter finale. Also, my co-host  Rebecca reviewed Creed and the latest Netflix series, Jessica Jones.

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#CinNoir Chat – WTF Did He/She Say?

During the latest #CinNoir Chat, my co-hosts and I discussed several hot topic issues that have been in the news recently. First we chatted about the news that Chris Rock will be returning to the Oscar stage as host.  This will be the comdian’s second turn on the big stage. He previously hosted in 2005.


We also discussed the controversial comments made by Anthony Mackie and Whoopi Goldberg. Anthony stated that he does not believe that race or gender should matter in choosing a director (you can read his full statement here). Then In other WTF news, Whoopi disagrees with Viola Davis’ historic Emmy speech about the lack of opportunities for women of color (you can read her statement here). Again, I say WTF?  Anthony has become a major attention whore in recent years. It’s really sad because he is a talented actor. And poor Whoopi.  I love her.  God knows I do. But if opportunites were as plentiful as she believes, she would be making movies and NOT hosting The View. But that’s just my opinion. What do you think about their remarks?

Comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg.

Lastly, we chatted about the women of color we would like to see in horror films.

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Priyanka Chopra Makes History with ‘Quantico’ (ICYMI, #CinNoir Chat)

Priyanka Chopra is taking the US by storm.

Priyanka Chopra

During the latest #CinNoir Chat, my co-hosts and I discussed Priyanka’s history making feat becoming the first Bollywood star to headline an American television series. The series Quantico marks Priyanka’s television debut.

We also discussed Michael B. Jordan’s GQ interview where he stated he only wants to audition for roles that aren’t “written black.” The actor’s comments caused an upoar on Twitter. What do you think about his remarks?


We also previewed the movies we are most looking forward to this fall. Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan, definitely tops the list.

Lastly, we recaped last week’s Emmy telecast as well as the season and series premieres that we enjoyed this past week.

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Jennifer Phang Q&A (ICYMI, #CinNoir Chat)

Jennifer Phang co-wrote and directed a great science fiction film that recently began streaming on Netflix.  During the latest #CinNoir chat, the filmmaker chatted with me and my co-hosts about her film Advantageous.Jennifer PhangIn addition to chatting with us, Jennifer answered questions about her film inspirations, casting for her film, and her approach to filmmaking.

In addition to our Q&A with Jennifer Phang, my co-hosts and I discussed recent news that Zoe Kravitz was labeled “too urban” for a role in the Dark Knight film.Zoe_Kravitz_2_by_David_ShankboneWe also chatted about the good, the bad, and the snubbed from this years Emmy nominations.

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