December presents THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING and we kick things off with Don Cheadle in his scene-stealing performance as ‘Mouse’ in DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995), the Carl Franklin film noir adaptation of Walter Mosley’s pulp crime novel starring Denzel Washington as reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins.
Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star before the camera for the final time in the uneven, unfocused comedy crime caper (a cromedy?) A PIECE OF THE ACTION from 1977 and co-starring Denise Nicholas, a young Sheryl Lee Ralph and James Earl Jones.
Has there ever been a movie about a group of friends that snapped crackled and popped as hard as 1996's SET IT OFF? Starring the crunch berries of Jada Pinkett, Vivica Fox, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise, this flick got the nerve to have Blair "Chocolate Milk" Underwood all poured in it too!
Kerry Washington swaps Scandals for Swindling in the heist film wrapped around a family drama from writer-director Demane Davis and boy, is it good!
Vince and Len visit their own backdoor in their review of Philly's own Beanie Siegel and Memphis Bleek in 2002's hip-hop crime 'video' STATE PROPERTY, the movie that may have sealed the fate of Jay-Z and Damon Dash's Roc-A-Fella empire.
The Men litigate 'what is a Black film?' one more time and Len laments that no one likes him before they review one of Vince's favorite 'bad movies' - director Hype Williams' BELLY starring Das and DMX.