Category Archives: Movies

Street Gods Pt 2 NEW YORK UNDERGROUND CAR SCENE

Street racing in New York City has never been legal, but drivers with no access to a drag strip or track within the 5 boroughs or the surrounding cities in the tri-state continue to elude the police while shutting down highways to hold races. In part 2 of our 4 part series Street Gods, VICE’s cameras gain access to New York City’s underground street racing circuit.

Street Gods : NY Underground Car Scene | DOC

Car meets were once the first step in making a name for yourself in New York’s underground street racing circles. Now, car clubs like the Mpireboyz are using them as a space to legitimize and promote talented drivers and dirt bike riders from NYC. VICE’s cameras follow car clubs and drivers from Queens and Brooklyn as they work to legitimize New York City’s emerging car culture against opposition from the NYPD.

007 No Time to Die Trailer

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

 

Questlove to Direct BLACK WOODSTOCK Documentary

Questlove will be taking his creative talent to the film space as he will be directing “Black Woodstock,” a feature documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. 

Held in Mount Morris Park in Harlem, the outdoor festival brought together a star-studded list of artists—Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, and more—for a day of music and celebrating African-American culture and politics as well as black unity and pride. The event received little media attention despite bringing out 300,000 people the same year Woodstock was being held. 

Black Woodstock will contain 40 hours of original footage shot by late television pioneer Hal Tulchin. “I am truly excited to help bring the passion, the story and the music of the Harlem Cultural Festival to audiences around the world,” The Roots drummer said in a statement. “The performances are extraordinary. I was stunned when I saw the lost footage for the first time. It’s incredible to look at 50 years of history that’s never been told, and I’m eager and humbled to tell that story.”

On top of Black Woodstock being his directorial debut, Questlove will be co-producing an upcoming Soul Train Broadway musical. 

Source – NPR

Daily Focus 024

Today the topic of discussion is movies and randomess. The cultural importance of proverbs. We do a deep dive in a shallow pool of analysis on the newly released documentary Netflix.  If I were mayor and how would I fix things in Hells Kitchen. The importance of influence and that one time I ran into 2pac as a young yodahan

Quotes of the day

Doings ones best drives away regret

Its better to spend the night in the irritation of the offense than the repentance of revenge

The kings dog thinks they bow because of his bark

Honorable Mentions

Avocado & Honey Dear Mama Episode #72

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Gat Damn

Documentary Select: Voodoo Child Jimi Hendrix

This biographical documentary sets out to tell rock pioneer Jimi Hendrix’s story in his own words, by combining the musician’s private writings and recorded interviews. It also delves into the Hendrix family archive, working in such elements as the artist’s personal sketches, postcards that he wrote to his father, and more. Bob Smeaton directs. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Bikram Documentary | Netflix

Netflix has taken aim at Bikram. Seems like they figured out a formula for monetizing controversial subject matter by restoring the pot which has simmered down. If your familiar with Bikram then this may be old news to you. There has been many documented cases of “guru” taking advantage of their students whether it be monetarily or physically. When you look up to someone you can become vulnerable to a degree. Me personally I practice yoga by myself and for myself so I won’t be letting a yogi/yoga instructor rub my crotch while in downward dog to activate my kundalini. Ain’t happening captain. Unfortunately there are students that let things of this nature slide for the sake of “respect” of the gurus knowledge. On the flip side I’m sure some people are comfortable with being compromised and fully accept what they are signing up for.

Movie Select: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

At Le Hollandais gourmet restaurant, every night is filled with opulence, decadence, and gluttony. But when the cook, a thief, his wife and her lover all come together, they unleash a shocking torrent of sex, food, murder and revenge. In this courageous and challenging classic, writer/director Peter Greenaway has created nothing less than a cinematic feast for the senses.

 

Im not saying if you want to find this movie on google you can but, if you want to find this movie… you get the point.