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2 Black Nerds is an entertainment-centric multi-channel podcast that will discuss and debate the latest and greatest news in popular culture through a black lens.

2 Black Nerds

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    DC FanDome, Halloween Kills, The Last Duel, You Season 3 | Episode 75

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 127:53

    DC FanDome (2:00) finally happened this weekend! And you know we gotta break it down. From 'BLACK ADAM' to 'THE BATMAN' there's a ton to cover in the 4 hour event. The latest installment from the 'Halloween' franchise is here with 'HALLOWEEN KILLS' (57:19) and you know we had to check it out. Also the latest from Ridley Scott has hit theaters starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer, 'THE LAST DUEL' (1:13:13). It's been a couple years but 'YOU' (1:32:41) is back for season 3 and boy is it wild! Plus some other news including new trailers and the change of MCU film dates. (Song: GED (Gettin Every Dolla) x Lute) 2BlackNerds.com

    No Time To Die, Lamb, The Closer, Vacation Friends, What If...? Finale, Scenes From A Marriage | Episode 74

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 153:30

    What a week it's been! We're still celebrating our 2 year podversary and the release of our 'VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE MERCH'. This week we're finally reviewing and discussing the final go for Daniel Craig and long awaited Bond film 'NO TIME TO DIE' (1:45). We also got the chance to check out the latest and weirdest from a24, 'LAMB' (25:53). The table has also been shaken with the latest (and last for a while) Netflix comedy special from Dave Chappelle 'THE CLOSER' (39:55). Desmund also got the chance to check out a newer comedy film starring Lil Rel, Yvonne Orji and John Cena titled 'VACATION FRIENDS' (1:09:20). It's been a long journey but we have finally made it to the season finale of 'WHAT...IF?' (1:18:12) titled 'WHAT IF....THE WATCHER BROKE HIS OATH'. The Guardians of the Multiverse are here and of course we had to talk about it, and give our final thoughts on the show. Jordan was able to check out a new tv show remake from HBO, 'SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE' (1:54:06) following a couple played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Does it live up to the original??? And as always we talk about the news of the week. Desmund got a chance to go to New York Comic Con, the trailer for 'HOUSE OF THE DRAGON' dropped, and we have.....a Adam Warlock???!!!! 2BlackNerds.com (Song: Rockets x Lion Babe ft.Moe Moks)

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage, 2 Years of 2 Black Nerds!!! | Episode 73

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 150:00

    It's our 2-year anniversary!!! Thank you to everyone who supported us in any way, whether it was a listen, a retweet, a like, or you even purchased our merchandise we really appreciate the love. This episode is pretty straight forward as we discuss and breakdown the latest from the Sonyverse 'VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE'. Similar to our other breakdowns we always give a slight rundown on the character and how we got to this point (13:42), then we proceed to give our spoiler free (27:10) and spoiler thoughts on the film (40:00). And of course we had to talk about that insane post credit scene that might've changed the landscape of Superhero films as we know it (1:44:25). Again, thank you for rocking with us these past couple years. Check out some brand new merch inspired by the film: 2BlackNerds.com (Song: Last One Standing x Skylar Grey ft. Polo G and Mozzy

    Squid Game, Midnight Mass, What If...? Ep. 8, The Many Saints of Newark, Titane, The Guilty, Bingo Hell | Episode 72

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 138:16

    A new South Korean show has hit Netflix and is the talk of the town. Of course you know we had to talk about 'SQUID GAME' (2:21), does it live up to the hype? The amazing and talented filmmaker Mike Flanagan is back again with another supposed horror banger with his latest tv show on Netflix 'MIDNIGHT MASS' (25:11). 'WHAT IF...ULTRON WON?' is the latest from the 'WHAT...IF?' (35:41) the penultimate episode that takes things up another notch. The Sopranos has returned with a prequel-esque movie in 'THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK (1:10:35), a film that follows Tony Soprano in his youth but focuses on his greatest influence and uncle Dickie Moltisanti. We got the opportunity to see one of the most jarring and wild movies that we've seen in a while, the winner of the Cannes most prestigious award, 'TITANE'(1:25:11). We also got to check out some streaming service films. Jordan was able to watch Jake Gyllenhaal's latest performance in 'THE GUILTY' from Netflix (1:37:47) and Desmund was able to check out one of the latest from Blumhouse's collection of Prime Video horror film 'BINGO HELL' (1:46:52). Song: BESTIO x BIA ft. G Herbo 2BlackNerds.com

    Star Wars Visions, What If...? Ep. 7, Netflix Tudum, Tragedy of Macbeth Trailer | Episode 71

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 115:06

    "Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda. 'STAR WARS VISIONS'(2:08) has finally arrived and it's one of the most creative things we've gotten from the Star Wars franchise in sometime. 'WHAT IF...?'(43:44) Episode 7 titled 'What If...Thor Was An Only Child", a party episode with a ton of cameos has also premiered on Disney Plus. On the other side of streaming, Netflix recently held their 'Tudum Fan Event' (1:15:31), a virtual showcase, where many trailers and first looks of upcoming Netflix shows and movies were shown. The other news of the week includes 'THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH' trailer and the casting of the upcoming 'SUPER MARIO BROS' movie. RIP to the legendary Melvin Van Peebles. 2BlackNerds.com Song: Not Allowed x Ray Vaughn

    Emmys, What If...? Ep. 6, Copshop, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Forever Purge | Episode 70

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 109:30

    It was a quiet week for news but we we still have plenty to talk about. This past weekend was the 2021 Emmys (2:04). Sure there may have been some snubs, including Wandavision but Netflix finally beats the competition for most Emmys won and there were other notable wins to discuss. Episode 6 of 'WHAT IF...?' (29:05) premiered last week titled 'What if...Killmonger rescued Tony Stark?' Was it a good episode? And what happens next? In this week's episode we also do a quick TV round up of some shows we've been watching including 'THE MORNING SHOW' (56:27), 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' (57:56), 'MONSTERS AT WORK' (59:13), and 'NONA' (1:02:030). There's also some films we got the chance to check out this past week including 'COPSHOP' (1:03:46), 'THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE' (1:14:32), and 'THE FOREVER PURGE' (1:23:38). We also lost another dear black entertainer in Anthony 'A.J.' Johnson, the actor and comedian best known for movies like 'FRIDAY', 'MENACE II SOCIETY', and 'DEF JAM'S HOW TO BE A PLAYER'. RIP King. (Song: Replay x Tems) 2BlackNerds.com

    Certified Lover Boy, Malignant, Reminiscence, What If...? Ep. 5, Playstation Showcase | Episode 69

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 138:48

    Drake's long awaited and anticipated album 'CERTIFIED LOVER BOY' (1:45) is here, and to no surprise it's breaking records. But does it bring anything new to the table? The latest film from the horror legend James Wan has premiered in theaters and on HBO Max with 'MALIGNANT'(34:32), is this possibly the most divisive horror film in the last decade? There was another movie that was released in theaters and HBO Max a couple weeks ago starring Hugh Jackman called 'REMINISCENCE' (53:24) and as always we had to discuss the latest episode of Marvel's 'WHAT IF...?' (1:01:20) titled 'WHAT IF....ZOMBIES?'. We lost a real legend this past week with the passing of Michael K. Williams. Whether it was 'THE WIRE', 'LOVECRAFT COUNTRY', or his activism and love for the community, he always made sure that he touched the people of the black community the best way he knew how. And we can't thank him enough for lending us his fervor and talent that will last generations. RIP. 2BlackNerds.com

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Episode 68

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 158:03

    It's finally arrived!! Marvel's latest film in the MCU is here with 'SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS'. You know we had to do our complete breakdown of the film as always. We begin talking about the background (1:59) and recap of things to know before Shang-Chi came to be in the MCU. Then of course we give our spoiler free (18:55) thoughts followed by the complete spoiler (37:23) breakdown of the film following each character in the movie. Hope you enjoy. 2BlackNerds.com

    What If…? Ep. 4, The Long Halloween Pt 2, Really Love, Family Ties | Episode 67

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 97:59

    It's a double header week for us. We're dedicating the next episode entirely to Shang-Chi so we had to make sure to talk about this week's episode of 'WHAT IF...?' (2:19) in its entirety. In this week's episode we also discuss 'BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN PART 2' (32:18) the second part of the comic book adapted animated movie and 'REALLY' LOVE (45:10) the latest black romance film on Netflix. DC FanDome (59:01) is on its way October 16th and we've got some news that gives us a good idea what to expect. As always there's some other news and we had to discuss the latest from Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar with their latest track and video 'FAMILY TIES' (1:25:00) 2BlackNerds.com

    Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer, What If...? Ep. 3, Candyman, Beckett, Donda | Episode 66

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 131:08

    What a week it's been! The 'SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME' (1:54) teaser trailer has finally arrived and it has broken the internet!! We don't usually do trailer breakdowns but how could we not?? 'WHAT IF...?' (39:51) Episode 3 is here and it's titled 'What If...the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?', and what an episode it is! The highly anticipated 'CANDYMAN' (53:56) from Monkeypaw Productions and director Nia DaCosta has hit theaters and it's been a mixed bag for people to say the least, so you know we had a lot to say about it. Another movie from John David Washington hit Netflix a couple weeks ago with 'BECKETT' (1:28:54) a 70s inspired thriller, with maybe not so much to say. And last but not least, cause he wouldn't let you make it the least if he tried, 'DONDA' (1:34:07) is finally here. After several stadium listening parties universal has decided to release Donda without Kanye's permission, but it's here nonetheless. Plus of course there's always news (1:47:57) to talk about. RIP to the talented and legendary Ed Asner. 2BlackNerds.com

    What If...? Ep 2, The Night House, Malice at the Palace, Resort to Love, Tokyo Revengers, Summerslam | Episode 65

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 136:38

    So much to talk about. Episode 2 of 'WHAT IF....?' ((1:51) has premiered and were all blessed with another performance of the late great Chadwick Boseman as he played T'Challa the Starlord. We were also able to catch a movie this past weekend, a horror/thriller film called 'THE NIGHT HOUSE' (25:14) starring Rebecca Hall. Netflix has begun it's 'UNTOLD' documentary series with 'MALICE IN THE PALACE'(36:18). A retelling of the famous NBA event that included NBA stars Jermaine O'Neal, Metta World Peace (Ron Artest at the time), and Stephen Jackson. Christiana Milian is back acting in her latest movie from Netflix 'RESORT TO LOVE' (49:55) and there's a new anime on the block with 'TOKYO REVENGERS' (57:47). Also this past weekend was a huge weekend for professional wrestling across the board. The return of the legend CM Punk with AEW and one of the largest wrestling events of the year with WWE's Summerslam (1:02:26). And of course we have more news including, the 'STAR WARS: VISIONS' trailer, the latest trailer for 'THE ETERNALS', a brief overview of the first 3 episode of 'SWEET LIFE: LOS ANGELES' and more.

    What If...? Ep 1, Free Guy, Don't Breathe 2, The White Lotus | Episode 64

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 105:41

    The 4th television show from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has arrived in 'WHAT IF...?' (1:40), in the first episode we explore a timeline where Peggy Carter received the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. 'FREE GUY' (23:51), one of the films that was in production during Disney's acquisition of Fox has hit theaters. Starring Ryan Reynolds, the movie is filled with elements of video games, comedy, and action. The sequel to the secret and surprise hit 'DON'T BREATHE' (41:45) has hit theaters only and we had to check it out in theaters. Desmund got the chance to catch up on a new tv show from HBO 'THE WHITE LOTUS' (52:29) a limited drama series with an ensemble cast that has the streets talking! And per usual, of course we have a ton of news to talk about. (1:03:50) (Song: Casio x Jungle) 2BlackNerds.com

    James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (2021) | Episode 63

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 156:16

    It's finally here!! James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' has hit theaters and HBO Max and we're here to discuss it. Of course we give our quick spoiler free thoughts (21:48) , but we're also here to break it down with complete spoilers the best way we know how (34:05). 2BlackNerds.com

    The House Is Burning, Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, Disney vs Scarlett | Episode 62

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 105:57

    Zay Wop is back!!!! After 6 years Isaiah Rashad is back with his 3rd studio album 'THE HOUSE IS BURNING' (2:16) and it's heat!!! We were also able to see the latest from Disney starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in 'JUNGLE CRUISE' (14:24) as well as the latest from A24, David Lowery, and Dev Patel with 'THE GREEN KNIGHT' (30:11). We're sure everyone has heard of the current controversy between Scarlett Johansson and Disney regarding 'BLACK WIDOW' and Disney Plus and you know we had to break it down at least a little.

    DreamCon, Old, Snake Eyes, Pig, Gunpowder Milkshake, America: The Motion Picture | Episode 61

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 153:41

    So much to talk about!!! Desmund got the chance to go to the black anime RDC World made convention DreamCon (2:00), the latest M. Night Shyamlan movie 'OLD' (7:34) has hit theaters, and the latest G.I. Joe Film 'SNAKE EYES' (28:29) has arrived. Jordan and Desmund also got the chance to see the latest and critically acclaimed Nicolas Cage movie 'PIG' (40:57). Desmund also checked out some of the recent Netflix films 'GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE' (53:29) and 'AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE' (1:03:18). We also do a quick rundown of television shows that we've either been watching or have returned for new seasons. Also as per usual there's tons of news to talk about including a new Batgirl, a new Batman (voice) and the cancelling of one of our favorite childhood shows in 'ARTHUR'.

    Space Jam: A New Legacy, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, Fear Street Trilogy, Throuple | Episode 60

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 95:44

    It's been 25 years in the making but it's finally here! 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' (1:50) has landed in theaters and HBO Max! Lebron James joins up with the Looney Toons and we got to see what he could (or couldn't) do on the big screen. Also we were able to check out 'Escape Room: Tournament of Champions' (28:22), the sequel to the puzzle thriller starring Taylor Russell. And Netflix tried something new recently releasing 'Fear Street' (41:20), the 3 part horror/slasher film series based on the books from R.L stein. This week we were also joined by a good friend of ours Phil Hughes, the producer of an upcoming film titled 'Throuple' (56:35) Throuple is a coming-of-age romcom that showcases a diverse group of young people exploring new answers to life's old questions of growing up & falling in love. It also champions local musicians, unleashing into the world a no-skips indie soundtrack rivaling the likes of "Garden State" & "Once." With a screenplay boasting finalist positions in The Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowship, the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, the Creative Capital Fund, and the Screencraft Fellowship, Throuple is a bold new take on the romantic comedy. If you're interested in contributing to their fundraising campaign, visit www.seedandspark.com/fund/throuple Last but certainly not least, RIP to the clown prince of Hip-Hop himself Biz Markie. A legend in his own right and a soul that will never be forgotten. Rest easy Biz.

    Loki Episode 6 | Episode 59

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 108:31

    It's the season finale of Loki and if you seen what we've just seen, you understand that there's a ton to discuss. Picking up immediately where Loki episode 5 left off, episode 6, titled “For All Time. Always." sees Loki and Sylvie each the mysterious Citadel at the End of Time that was teased for the first time last week. This episode contains so much information that will propel the next phase and more importantly the next saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Black Widow | Episode 58

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 141:23

    It's Marvel Week with your favorite nerds!!! And we're here to discuss our first MCU film that we've ever reviewed on the podcast, can you believe it?! 'BLACK WIDOW' is out and it's time for us to break it down the best way we know how. Starting off with a recap of Black Widow as a character in the MCU (2:06), our spoiler free thoughts (23:40) , and then our complete breakdown of the film (40:59). As always we go overboard but we love this stuff and we hope you'll join us in loving it too.

    Loki Episode 5 | Episode 57

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 76:50

    “I am Loki. God of Outcasts. They see themselves in me, and I in them. All of us, alone together. It's why my stories always end with someone trying to put me in a box. And begin with my spectacular escape.” Loki episode 5 is here and there's a ton going on. Loki is trying to escape The Void, a desolate purgatory where he meets variant versions of himself and Sylvie continues to seek for the mastermind behind the TVA.

    Zola, No Sudden Move, The Tomorrow War, Money Heist, Blindspotting, Schitt's Creek, Castlevania, Trese | Episode 56

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 141:29

    "You wanna hear how me and this b*tch fell out?" 'ZOLA' (1:57) is finally out as a24's latest film, the greatest social media story ever told, and we finally got a chance to see it! On the HBO side of things, a star studded cast teams up with Steven Soderbergh in his latest film 'NO SUDDEN MOVE' (21:35) and from Amazon we get Chris Pratt's latest action flick in 'THE TOMORROW WAR' (35:10) It's been a while since we've had a TV show round up between the two of us we've watched 'BLINDSPOTTING' (53:13) , 'MONEY HEIST' (1:03:50), 'SCHITT'S CREEK' (1:07:53), 'CASTLEVANIA' (1:16:47), and 'TRESE' (1:24:54). And as always the news for the week includes trailers, new console updates, and much more. Last but not least RIP to the great Richard Donner, one of the most well known names in filmmaking. His influence will never be forgotten as the director of 'THE GOONIES', 'SUPERMAN (1978)', and 'LETHAL WEAPON' he changed the industry, and his legacy will live on.

    Loki Episode 4 | Episode 55

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 68:06

    "The Nexus Event" is the title for episode 4 of Loki and the energy of the episode definitely matches the title. The TVA, B-15, and Mobius are still searching for Loki and Sylvie and tension is getting high. There's a ton to unpack and so much to discuss this episode. It's getting weird and we love it.

    Call Me If You Get Lost, F9, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Luca, Fatherhood, The Long Halloween Pt 1 | Episode 54

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 211:44

    This is our biggest episode yet! There's so much to get to it's ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous we had to talk about one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year with 'F9' (2:12) the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. We also got the chance to see Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson work together again, this time adding Salma Hayek full time in 'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard'(38:50). Also Kevin Hart seeks to give us something new from him in his latest Netflix film 'Fatherhood' (51:27). The latest from Pixar has dropped as the seek to give us something for the summer in 'Luca' (1:07:51). DC animation can be hit or miss but has always been regarded as some of the best animated films there are, how does the adaption of 'Batman: The Long Halloween Part 1' (1:24:56) hold up against the others? Outside of movies there was ton to talk about in the music space as well (1:41:53). Some Verzuz have happened recently including Eve vs Trina, and even more entertaining and anticipated Bow Wow vs Soulja Boy. The BET Awards also happened this past Sunday, and many of our favorite artist dropped some albums, namely Tyler, the Creator with 'Call Me If You Get Lost'. The grand annual gaming event E3 took a place a couple of week ago, and after we speak about some quick game reviews, we go through the biggest E3 news followed by our normal movie and trailer news. This is our longest episode yet and we appreciate you for being here with us.

    Loki Episode 3 | Episode 53

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 59:09

    Unfortunately we were unable to have a regular episode this week, but we're back again with another discussion of the latest episode of Marvel's 'Loki'. This weeks episode is titled "Lamentis". "Loki finds out The Variant's plan, but he has his own that will forever alter both their destinies." We get a ton of dialogue between Loki and the Variant in this change of scenery as well as some decent action sequences. Tune in to figure out what we thought about the episode.

    Loki Episode 2 | Episode 52

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 63:54

    We're back and we're here to review episode 2 of Loki. The episode is titled "The Variant" and it begins to pick up some steam from where we left off the in the first episode. "Mobius puts Loki to work investigating the Variant, but not everyone at the TVA is thrilled to be working alongside the God of Mischief." A lot of easter eggs and a lot of deeper themes in this episode to discuss. Check it out.

    A Quiet Place Part 2, Cruella, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In The Heights | Episode 51

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 144:42

    Welcome to part 2 of the season 5 premiere of 2 Black Nerds!!! It's been a couple of weeks since we've done a normal episode and we have some big movies to discuss. Starting with the heavily anticipated sequel from John Krasinski 'A Quiet Place Part 2' (2:37), is it a good follow up to it's praised predecessor? Of course we have to discuss the latest live action film from Disney ,'Cruella' (23:53). Emma Stone and Emma Thompson did what they had to do, but how good is the movie? Although other movies from the universe have released, it's been 4 years since 'The Conjuring' has graced our presence specifically. 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It' (45:06) is the next installment of what's already a legendary series, we discuss how it does and doesn't hold up against the others. Last but not least we discuss the drama and musical 'In The Heights' (1:08:44). This musical was something that both of us were excited for. We discuss Lin Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, the music, the culture, and the controversial topic of colorism surrounding the movie. And as always some news discuss. This is 2 Black Nerds season 5. RIP Clarence Williams III and Ned Beaty.

    Loki Episode 1 | Episode 50

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 68:07

    Welcome to 2 Black Nerds Season 5!! We took a couple weeks off and now we're back, this time with news that we'll now be doing 2 episodes a week, one episode as normal on Tuesday's and another episode releasing on Thursday's covering the long awaited Disney+ show 'Loki'. Loki has been in the MCU since 'Thor' (2011) and now he has his own show and we're here to talk about it. This is Episode 1 - "Glorious Purpose".

    Army of the Dead, Eternals Teaser | Episode 49

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 97:22

    Welcome to the season 4 finale of 2 Black Nerds. We have a very easy episode this week as both of us really only watched 'Army of the Dead' this week (3:26). But as usual we still have tons of news including that of the 'Eternals' teaser that Marvel dropped recently (28:34), and we also talk about the life and legacy of the legendary Paul Mooney (1:25:27). Thank you for rocking with us this season, we'll be back in a couple of weeks. Peace.

    Spiral, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Woman in the Window, The Circle, The Upshaws, The Off Season, Beam Me Up Scotty | Episode 48

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 134:04

    Woah there is a bunch to get to this episode!! This weekend we got an opportunity to check out 'Spiral From the Book of Saw' (3:30) in theaters, the new attempt at the franchise from Chris Rock. There were also a couple of streaming service movies that came out that we watched. One being 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' (21:25) from HBO Max, the newest action film starring Angelina Jolie and many other familiar faces, and the other being 'The Woman in the Window' (35:07) a drama/mystery starring Amy Adams from Netflix. Desmund also got the chance to finish some Netflix TV shows. The reality TV show everyone has been talking about 'The Circle' (51:59) and the new black sitcom starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps 'The Upshaws' (1:00:18). We couldn't go this week without discussing a big week in music as J. Cole dropped his latest album 'The Off Season' and as Nicki Minaj resurfaces with some new singles and a re-release of her acclaimed mixtape 'Beam Me Up Scotty' (1:09:43)

    Monster, SWV vs Xscape, Wrath of Man, Jupiter's Legacy, Venom Trailer | Episode 47

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 101:26

    It's been somewhat of a slower week in the world of pop culture, but there were still somethings that went down that we needed to talk about. A huge Verzuz (2:40) happened this past Sunday as SWV and Xscape met on the stage and went track for track with their amazing discographies, it was a fun night of music. We hosted another 2 Black Nerds Movie Night this past Friday as we watched the movie 'Monster' (21:30), the film that's been swimming around without a home for some years. Also Jordan was able to check out a couple things this week - first being the new Jason Statham film to hit theaters 'Wrath of Man' (37:35) - and second being the new superhero show on the block from Netflix. 'Jupiter's Legacy' (47:10). And of course there's plenty of news and trailers (1:01:36) for the week including 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' and the final trailer for 'A Quiet Place Pt 2'. Check it out.

    Without Remorse, Mitchells vs the Machines, The Father, Yasuke, Invincible Finale | Episode 46

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 119:26

    This week we talk about one of the newest films to hit Amazon Prime Video 'Without Remorse'(3:03), a Tom Clancy story starring Michael B Jordan, as well as the new animated movie to hit the block from Netflix 'The Mitchells vs The Machines' (14:27). We also discuss the Academy Award nominee and winner for Best Actor 'The Father'(24:44), and give credit where it's due to Anthony Hopkins' performance. There's also some tv shows to talk about this week. We got a chance to check out Netflix's animated series about the black samurai 'Yasuke'(35:40) and of course the season finale of the superhero show that shakes the table 'Invincible'(47:01). As usual there's all kind of news for the week (1:07:22) from Marvel, DC, black women killing the game as per usual, and more!

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Complete Series Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 281:45

    'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' has concluded so we've compiled all of our previous reviews of every episode from the series. On the March 22nd pod, we kicked things off by recapping the series premiere, 'New World Order', which catches us up with Sam Wilson after he forfeits the mantle of Captain America given to him by Steve Rogers (2:14). In 'The Star-Spangled Man', we're properly introduced to John Walker as the new Captain America, and learn about Isaiah Bradley, a veteran super soldier who fought the Winter Soldier in the Korean War (44:51). Then, we discuss the return of characters like Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter as the team travels to the criminal sanctuary city, Madripoor, in 'Power Broker' (1:25:24). 'The Whole World Is Watching' puts Sam, Bucky, and others on a dangerous collision course with the Flash Smashers and members of Wakanda's Dora Milaje, causing us to analyze every character's personal motivation (1:52:10). The penultimate episode, 'Truth', unpacks Isaiah Bradley's dark history as a super soldier, leading us to a discussion about the treatment and erasure of Black soldiers in America, and Sam's journey toward taking up the mantle (2:37:02). After the events of episode 5, we break down the chaotic finale, 'One World, One People', and the momentous moment of Sam Wilson officially becoming Captain America (3:38:00). Finally, we look back and share our thoughts on the series as a whole, and what the future may hold for its characters (4:26:10).

    Oscars, Mortal Kombat, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Falcon and the Winter Soldier Finale | Episode 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 166:11

    What a week!!!! There's so much for us to talk about. From the 93rd Academy Awards (2:38) taking place and the shenanigans they brought to the table, to the finale of the show we've been covering every week, 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' (1:08:41), there was a lot going on. Not to mention the somewhat anticipated movie adaption of the popular video game 'MORTAL KOMBAT‘ (46:57), and the now highest grossing anime movie of all time 'DEMON SLAYER: MUGEN TRAIN' (1:00:17). Both hit theaters and are doing great. We also discuss the passing of Shock G (2:40:18), the legendary rapper and the mastermind of Digital Underground who brought us 'The Humpty Dance' and the career of Tupac.

    Synchronic, Palm Springs, Them, Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep 5, Oscar Predictions | Episode 44

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 183:38

    Boy do we have a lot to talk about this week! Starting off with some movies and tv shows that we've caught recently, Netflix's 'SYNCHRONIC' (2:22), Hulu's 'PALM SPRINGS' (10:32) , and Amazon Prime Video's 'THEM' (18:20). Some are great while others...aren't so much. Plus as per usual we always have to talk about the latest episode of 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' (33:05). Also the Oscar's (1:33:27) are around the corner and it's time for us to give our final predictions before the big night! While some nominees have clear paths to win there are some that are still very much in the air. The news and trailers (2:18:30) this week have also been flowing in, from 'FAST 9' to Marvel Studios' 'SHANG-CHI' there's a bunch to touch on. And last but certainly not least we lost a two people who made a footprint in their respective industries in Helen McCrory and Black Rob. Both touched lives in their own way from Peeky Blinders to 'Woah', may they rest in peace.

    DMX, Thunder Force, Wrestlemania XXXVII, Falcon and the Winter Soldier | Episode 43

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 133:55

    We lost a legend this past weekend. One of the most profitable and prolific artists to ever touch the music scene, DMX, left us. Though we spoke about him last week we had to pay our respects in full as we seek to recount and remember what the icon meant to us. (2:53) This past weekend we hosted another 2 Black Nerds Movie Night as we watched the film 'THUNDER FORCE' on Netflix. (22:04) Also as another week has gone by another episode of 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' has come out, and this time the Dora Milaje have some things to say as well. (36:00) We also have some news to break about upcoming films (1:19:22) and we also had to discuss a huge event that happened this past weekend, 'WRESTLEMANIA 37'(1:30:25)

    Godzilla vs Kong, Concrete Cowboy, Falcon and Winter Soldier Ep 3, EWF Vs The Isley Brothers, DMX | Episode 42

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 130:23

    What a week it has been since the last episode. The latest installment of the MonsterVerse is here and bigger than ever with 'GODZILLA VS KONG' (2:40) premiering on HBO Max. Of course we had to discuss the clash of the titans. This week we actually had two movie nights and outside of Godzilla vs Kong we watched 'CONCRETE COWBOY' (37:00) which premiered on Netflix, a movie about a rebellious teen sent to live with his father, who resides in a community of Cowboys in Philadelphia. You also know each and every week we have to discuss the latest episode of 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' (50:30) as well as some new trailers and movie news (1:16:52) on the block including 'SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY' and other DC news. Not to mention one of the biggest music events in history happened this past Sunday as the legends, Earth, Wind and Fire, and the Isley Brothers came together for the most amazing Verzuz (1:52:57) thus far, resetting the culture and making everyone's week before it even started. Also in the world of music we have to discuss the recent news about the hip-hop icon DMX and the shocking reality about his health and what it might mean.

    Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2, Invincible, Nobody, Suicide Squad Trailer | Episode 41

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 129:08

    Cap is that you??? Hell naw it ain't. The 2nd episode of 'FALON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' is here and boy do we have some things to unpack (2:28). Amazon Prime has been killing it lately and they just added another amazing show to the ranks 'INVINCIBLE', an animated series based off the comic book of the same name (42:28). Also Jordan was able to hit the theater again this past weekend, catching the film 'NOBODY' an action packed movie starring the Saul himself Bob Odenkirk (52:45). This past weekend James Gunn finally released the trailer to his rendition of 'THE SUICIDE SQUAD' and boy was it a fun trailer (1:01:33). Among all these things there's of course some news to get to featuring Issa Rae, the DCEU, and some news dealing with anime. Hope you enjoy.

    Zack Snyder’s Justice League Spoiler Review, and the Future of DC with Evenflow’s Jarrell Johnson and Kevin Boyd | Episode 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 152:07

    Yerrrr!!! This is part 2 of a very special double header of the podcast. The boys from Evenflow Coffee (3:13), Jarrell (@JarrllEvenflow) and Kevin (@TheKevinTheory) join us again, back to back, but this time we'll be discussing 'ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE' (16:08) and the state of future of DC films (1:55:10). Man we appreciate these guys so much for joining us again on the show, please don't hesitate to follow them on social media and support the business at https://evenflowworldwide.shop/

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Spoiler Review, and the Future of Marvel with Evenflow’s Jarrell Johnson and Kevin Boyd | Episode 39

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 125:47

    YOOOOOOO. This is part one of a very special 2 Black Nerds episode. This week we have some near and dear friends joining us, Jarrell and Kevin with Evenflow Coffee (2:55) . Evenflow Coffee is a company that was created to merge interests in fashion, music, and coffee consumption to present a new innovative edge that hasn't been seen in the market before. Jarrell and Kevin aren't here just to talk about their company, they're also here to discuss with us some big topics, including that of the premiere of 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' (28:19) as well as the current state and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (72:40).

    Cherry, Oscar Nominations, Grammy Awards | Episode 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 86:28

    There wasn't much to watch this past week in terms of new films but Tom Holland and the Russo brothers did give us at least something to check out with Cherry (2:53) but was it worth it? The Oscar Nominations (18:50) are here, and it seems that the Academy just might be on to something here, but we'll see. Also the Grammy Awards (51:20) happened and Megan and Beyonce pretty much ran everything, to no surprise. Join the nerds in a smaller review episode about some big topics.

    WandaVision Complete Series Spoiler Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 280:19

    Spoilers! The saga of WandaVision has ended so we've compiled all of our previous reviews of every single episode from the 24th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the January 19th pod, we kicked things off by discussing the first two episodes of WandaVision, 'Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience,' and 'Don't Touch That Dial' (1:18). Then, we break down the birth of Wanda's children and confrontation with Monica Rambeau in 'Now in Color' (29:11). After watching episode 4, 'We Interrupt This Program,' we unpack the introduction of S.W.O.R.D. into the MCU and the adventures of Monica (45:44). Our Feburary 9th pod saw us breaking down the biggest surprise of the series yet: the introduction of Evan Peters as Pietro (1:16:37)! After the shocking reveal, things get spooky in episode 6, 'All-New Halloween Spooktacular,' where we discuss Wanda's epic display of power and Vision's journey to discover the truth (1:51:28). Inevitably, the truth does come to light in the series' seventh episode, 'Breaking the Fourth Wall,' as we find out it's been Agatha all along (2:22:29). After understanding who the true villain is, we react to the emotionally wrenching moments of the penultimate episode, 'Previously On' (2:55:02). Finally, we address whether or not 'The Series Finale' succeeding at concluding the story in a satisfying way (3:46:57), and provide our final thoughts on the series as a whole (4:26:51).

    Coming 2 America, Raya and the Last Dragon, Promising Young Woman, Biggie: I Got A Story to Tell, WandaVision Finale | Episode 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 144:55

    There wasn't too much news that came out in the last week but boy was there a lot to watch. 2 Black Nerds hosted another movie night on Friday watching the anticipated 'Coming 2 America' (2:45). Also Disney released their latest installment in animation 'Raya and the Last Dragon' (24:50). 'Promising Young Woman' (37:30) is a film that has been getting a lot of buzz so the nerds also decided to check that out as well as the new Netflix documentary 'Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell'(52:30) about the late and great rapper. And of course you know we had to talk about the finale to the show we've been talking about every week 'WandaVision' (65:15)

    The US vs Billie Holiday, Minari, Tom and Jerry, WandaVision Ep. 8, Golden Globes, Paramount Plus Lineup | Episode 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 142:08

    What a busy busy week. 2 Black Nerds hosted another movie night this past weekend watching 'The United States Vs Billie Holiday' (5:24), Minari came out (16:30), Tom and Jerry came out (24:53), another episode of WandaVision happened (32:52), the Golden Globes happened (1:24:37), and Paramount released their lineup for new content on their upcoming streaming service (1:45:00). Join your favorite nerds in another week of critiques and discussion in the world of nerdom.

    WandaVision Ep. 7, Saint Maud, I Care A Lot, Nomadland | Episode 35

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 103:04

    Another week, another episode of WandaVision to discuss. Also Jordan and Desmund were able to check out some much anticipated films for the year. Plus the Mortal Kombat and Cruella trailers have dropped! A reminder that this weeks #2BNMovieNight is The United State vs Billie Holiday

    Judas and the Black Messiah, To All the Boys, WandaVision Pt. 6, JL:SC Trailer | Episode 34

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 102:54

    The long awaited film Judas and the Black Messiah dropped this past week and the 2 Black Nerds hosted a movie night to watch it. Not only will the nerds talk about Judas.., but about To All The Boys: Always and Forever, the new Snyder Cut Justice League trailer, and of course the latest episode of WandaVision.

    Malcolm & Marie, The High Note, Pieces of a Woman, WandaVision Pt. 5 | Episode 33

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 130:04

    Malcolm & Marie was one of the most anticipated films of 2021 and we finally got to watch it, and of course we have a lot of thoughts. Besides the M&M hype Jordan checked out Netflix's Pieces of a Woman and Desmund checked out the latest Tracee Ellis Ross film The High Note. And of course it wouldn't be right if we didn't talk about the latest episode of WandaVision. Join the 2 Black Nerds in another week of reviews, and a celebration of pop culture.

    The Little Things, Sound of Metal, Outside The Wire, Batman: Soul of the Dragon | Episode 32

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 126:30

    Happy Black History Month! Another week has passed and we've lost one of the biggest icons of our lifetime, Cicely Tyson. She was supposed to live forever, the movie industry will never be the same. Among other things Jordan and Desmund watched some movies over the weekend including The Little Things, Sound of Metal, Outside the Wire, and Batman: Soul of the Dragon. Also it's time to talk about another episode of WandaVision because things are getting WEIRD.

    Ashanti V Keyshia, WV (cont), Euphoria: Jules, Pixar Popcorn | Episode 31

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 104:20

    Another day another verzuz. This week Jordan and Desmund discuss the versus between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole, the latest episode of WandaVision, the new special Episode of Euphoria, the new Pixar shorts, and the Godzilla vs Kong trailer.

    WandaVision, One Night In Miami, MF DOOM | Episode 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 136:27

    It's a new season! And Jordan and Desmund finally have some Marvel content to discuss, WandaVision. They also discuss the first 2 Black Nerds Movie Night of the year One Night In Miami among some other films and tv shows they've been watching. Plus there's even more news on whats to come this year in movies and video games. Even more recently we've lost a hip-hop legend MF DOOM so the nerds discuss his legacy and what he meant to the industry.

    WW84, Pixar's Soul, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Sylvie's Love | Episode 29

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 137:16

    Oh boy what a year it's been. As 2020 comes to an end there's been a lot of good, and some not so good content that has been released. Join Jordan and Desmund in wrapping up this year in the best way they know how - being as black and nerdy as possible.

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    Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars drop the mic!! | Episode 28

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 129:50

    Disney's newly annual Investor Day happened over the weekend which is pretty much Disney's way of showing the world how far they've come and all the content the plan to bring, and boy was it A LOT. Jordan and Desmund discuss the latest and greatest in nerdom from what came out of investor day and what it means for the future of the industry.

    The Death of Movie Theaters?? | Episode 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 113:11

    Warner Bros. just announced something insane. They plan on releasing all of their major big budget films and other films to HBO Max on their release date. Is this the beginning of the end for movie theaters?! Join the 2 Black Nerds as Jordan and Desmund try to figure this out.

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