1/10/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: No Way Out “1950”- Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

No Way Out is a 1950 American film noir and drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Linda Darnell, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Dot Johnson and Amanda Randolph who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents whose ethics are tested when confronted with racism, personified by Richard Widmark as the hateful robber Ray Biddle. Continue reading

11/22/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Golden Child

As The Chosen One, Eddie Murphy‘s on a madcap mission to save The Golden Child, a youth with mystical powers who’s been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses Tibet to obtain a sacred dagger. But it’s Murphy’s wit that turns out to be his sharpest weapon in this 24-karat comedy adventure.
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7/26/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Maya Angelou in Calypso Heat Wave (1957) 

Calypso Heat Wave (1957)  stars Merry Anders, Meg Myles and, as herself, Maya Angelou.
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7/19/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: As Summers Die (1986) Starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis

As Summers Die a 1986 film starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Bette Davis. The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus ( Beah Richards). It had been given to her by her one-time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Continue reading

2/25/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MOVIE TRAILER: BOOGIE Trailer (2021) Pop Smoke Drama Movie

Boogie is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Eddie Huang. It stars Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Bashar Jackson and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.It is scheduled to be released on March 5, 2021, by Focus Features. Continue reading

1/31/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson Documentary

Mahalia Jackson set the standard for gospel music and the Christain lifestyle. The undisputed queen of one of America’s most endearing music art forms born from the songs of sorrow, joy and praise of the African slaves.  Continue reading

9/28/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: New Orleans (1947) Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman- Musical Movie

It’s the Lowdown of Wicked Old Basin Street! And the Music That Made It Wicked! A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman & his Orchestra, and others. Continue reading

8/31/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Pie Pie Blackbird (1932) | Eubie Blake Nina Mae McKinney Nicholas Brothers

Pie Pie Blackbird, like a lot of classic shorts from the time is nothing more than an excuse to spotlight some great music from the period. Continue reading

8/24/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: In the Heat of the Night- Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger

Sidney Poitier, in one of his most-celebrated roles, appears as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia homicide detective who, while visiting a small Mississippi town, will find himself falsely arrested for a murder and then, in a strained collaboration with the town’s sheriff (Rod Steiger), stays on to help solve the murder. Continue reading