House Party: This one is in theaters now. Aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Tosin Cole) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore) are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads–and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners–the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. Without permission, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. What could go wrong? You got it, everything. R-rated
You People: This star-studded comedy about the struggles of an interracial relationship includes two comedy standouts: Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hall and it’s co-written and directed by Kenya Barris (the genius behind the Blackish franchise). Joining them is Nia Long and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the mothers in this focus strongly on how the couple’s families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences. “You People” is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Drop: This cringe-worthy comedy centers on Lex (Anna Konkle) and Mani (Jermaine Fowler), a married couple hoping to start their own family. Their hopes and expectations are turned upside down, however, at a tropical island college reunion/destination wedding. When Lex drops the baby of the brides-to-be, chaos ensues. Lex and Mani then have to wonder, are they truly ready for parenthood? Streaming now on Hulu.
Luther: The Fallen Sun: The BBC series “Luther” a five season series that ended in 2019 and since then, the series’s fans have been wanting more. They’re finally getting it. In an epic continuation of the series, A serial killer terrorizes London while disgraced detective John Luther (Idras Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. It’s set for release March 10 on Netflix.
Creed III: Still dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is thriving in his career and family life. When Damian (Jonathan Majors), a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces after serving time in prison, he’s eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian — a fighter who has nothing to lose. Jordan makes his directorial premiere with CIII. Release March 3.
Chevalier: This is a biographical drama film based on the life of the French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, played by Kelvin Harrison Jr. Chevalier who was mixed race, (his father, a slave owner impregnated his mother) is sometimes referred to as the Black Mozart. A violinist and composer, he rose to fame through his musical prodigy. But he’s challenged by racism and a complicated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court. Set for release April 21.
The Little Mermaid: Halle Bailey, one half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle with her sister Chlöe Bailey, is Arial in this live-action production of the well-known tale of the mermaid who wants a life out of the water and on the land, so much so that she makes a deal with the devil – Ursula. This Disney release will be in theaters on May 26 and stream on Disney+
SpiderMan: Across the Spider-verse: After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. Also providing voiceovers in this highly anticipated sequel: Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry and Lauren Velez. Release June 2.
They Cloned Tyrone: Originally described as “Friday meets Get Out,” gets you ready for a comedic tone mixed with harrowing mystery and potential commentary on the experiences of the Black community. An unlikely trio (stars John Boyega, Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris) investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood. Set for release on Netflix July 21.
The Marvels: Here’s a synopsis made available on Disney Press site. Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence, but unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Carol’s estranged niece Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris.) Together, this unlikely trio must team-up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as ‘The Marvels’ Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury. Release July 28.
BONUS MOVIE: Release was expected last year on this movie and audience testing didn’t go well. Hopefully they’ve gone back to the table and will be back with this move sometime this year. Shirley: The feature film tells the story of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm —the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S.—and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. Shirley follows the dynamic presidential campaign launched in 1972 by Chisholm and provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the ground-breaking political leader during a seminal period in modern American history. Regina King stars as Shirley. This film, set for streaming on Netflix, still doesn’t have a release date.