1/22/24 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Claudine (1974) Starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones

Claudine is a 1974 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by John Berry. Claudine was written by Lester Pine and Tina Pine, starring James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs.  The film was released on April 22, 1974, grossing about $6 million, a modest hit for the times. It was praised for showing a new dimension in black cinema during the height of blaxploitation. Continue reading

12/12/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ APPLE TV + SERIES: Masters Of The Air — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has finally dropped the official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new World War II pilot drama starring Austin Butler and Barry Keogen. The aviation drama reunites Spielberg with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Written by John Orloff, the limited series also sees big-name episode directors like Cary Joji Fukunaga, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Dee Rees and Tim Van Patten Continue reading

12/11/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Almost Christmas | Family Dinner Disaster

It’s the holiday season and Walter Meyers (Danny Glover) is hosting Christmas dinner for his grown children and their families to bring in the spirit! Until all hell breaks loose.Watch this hilarious dinner disaster scene from David E. Talbert’s Almost Christmas and thank your parents that your family isn’t this outrageous! Continue reading

10/20/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Rustin | Official Trailer | Netflix

Rustin is the critically acclaimed film from director George C. Wolfe, starring Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin. Architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Rustin challenged authority and never apologized for who he was, but was forgotten despite making history.  Continue reading

10/9/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cooley High


Set in 1964 Chicago, Cooley High is a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of everyday life and growing up in the shadows of the housing projects. Continue reading

9/5/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: The Book Of Clarence – Official Teaser Trailer

 The Book of Clarence, the biblical film written and directed by The Harder They Fall’s Jeymes Samuel, has a lot of star power. LaKeith Stanfield and produced by Jay-Z, the cinematic epic tells a timeless biblical story from the eyes of an everyman.The film follows the story of Clarence, a Jerusalemite man turned Messiah. Though definitely intrigued by Jesus, Clarence is no devout religious man, solely becoming a Messiah with the mere focus on his own personal gain. Continue reading

9/4/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Last Dragon (1985)

The Last Dragon  is an n enjoyable 80″s pastiche of martial arts, romance, music, and video, The story centers around  a likable young hero, Leroy (Taimak), who aspires to become a kung fu master. Trouble arises when the stories protagonist, a man who calls himself “Sho’ Nuff (Julius Carry) is determined to prove himself the kung fu master of the neighborhood. Singer Vanity is the damsel in distress.
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8/14/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: License To Kill/Denzel Washington

Businessman Tom Fiske (Don Murray) accidentally kills a high school girl while driving drunk, leading to a trial where he faces a manslaughter charge. While Fiske can afford a high-priced team of lawyers, the family of the late teen has no such advantage.Prosecutor Martin Sawyer (Denzel Washington), is determined to see Fiske brought to justice. Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Sidney Poitier- To Sir with Love (Happy Birthday Mr. Poitier)


A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London’s tough East End. Continue reading

1/23/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Sparkle

With a plot inspired by the history of the Supremes, Sparkle is a period film set in Harlem, New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Continue reading