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Watch The Documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” (Trailer)

I’m colored, Jewish, and Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!
Sammy Davis, Jr.

And that’s how the trailer for this installment of “American Masters” starts! Definitely a different time back then, and Sammy Davis, Jr. was right there in the think of entertainment’s elite. See his story told as only PBS can.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Trailer)

New “Kingsman” movie! Now, don’t get me wrong… I loved the first one, but I am kinda worried about the franchise with this one. They have already KILLED THE F*CK out of everybody in the last one (world leaders, including the U.S. President, all the baddest bad guys, and all but three Kingsmen and that’s if you include ‘Eggsy’).

But I am breathing a bit easy seeing that this trailer is teasing a sequel just as dope as its predecessor. Watch “The Golden Circle” trailer for yourself.

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Cover Story: Climate Gentrification Is Pushing Black Residents Out Of Little Haiti (Video)

It’s like we’re coming to an end, right? Little Haiti will be wiped away.
Valencia Gunder

Redlining, gentrification… and now climate gentrification? Damn! Black folks can’t catch a break, can we? Pushed off living on the beach, being pushed out of where they eventually settled, and now the WEATHER is a driving force displacing the residents of Little Haiti in Florida. See the insights and angles explored in this mini-documentary from The Root. It was made with support from Participant Media, creator of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (the follow-up to that first film former Vice President Al Gore did: “An Inconvenient Truth”).

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Watch The Full Comic-Con “Justice League” Sneak Peek Teaser (Trailer)

Oh snap! I just caught something around 1:30… before dude said “no Kryptonians”… he said “no LANTERNS!” Think they might try to make up for that Green Lantern goof-up a few flops back? Maybe.

Or maybe let The CW add it to their #DareToDefy line-up. The John Stewart kick-azz Marine Green Lantern (who dated Vixen, another #DareToDefy character on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow already, on the Justice League Unlimited cartoon series back in the day). And maybe that story ties into the new Black Lightning series arc. Just an awesome idea.

Okay, so above is the 4+ minute trailer folks saw at SDCC for the upcoming “Justice League” movie. Here’s to hoping that the best part of this thing ain’t the trailers… again.

@ojones1

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Check Out The San Diego Comic Con 2017 Teaser For “Death Note” (Trailer)

Hmmm… Death is no angel in this movie, eh? Granting wishes though; the most macabre wishes… like who you wish was dead… and HOW! Just write it down and bam! Damn. They’re dead. Most gruesomely.

@ojones1

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Comic Con 2017 Debuts Marvel’s Inhumans Extended Trailer (Video)

Oh yeah! Good look San Diego Comic Con… A new, extended, dope trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans series coming to Imax and ABC this Fall! Watch and enjoy.

(That bulldog though… I love bulldogs!)

@ojones1

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Flasback 1954: The Secret Of Selling The Negro (Lifted From The ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Documentary) [Video]

You just have to watch this and take it in. It is from a bygone era, so do not terminology totally get you in your feelings. Realize though, that this was a way the ‘market opportunity’ the Black consumer segment was presented.

Film commissioned by the Chicago-based publisher of Negro Digest, Ebony, and Jet to encourage advertisers to reach out to African American consumers. The Secret of Selling the Negro depicts the lives, activities, and consumer behavior of African American professionals, students, and housewives. A Business Screen reviewer noted that the film focused on the “bright positive” aspects of the “new Negro family.”

NOTE: The sponsor issued a companion booklet offering the “do’s and don’ts of selling to the Negro.”

– Reelblack

Wow. This explains why we MUST have those sneakers or fly jewelry or whatever… Not bad, all things considered. Actually really insightful.

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Latest Summer Trailer Teases The Christmas Day Release Of ‘Bright’ Starring Will Smith (Trailer)

Gonna be big because Will Smith is big. Also, this “Bright” is ought to be a smash because he is bringing major box office power to the small scrappy screens of Netflix. Plus, a unique story…

Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22th.
– Netflix

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Nas Declares That Notorious B.I.G. Was One Of The Greatest To Ever Touch The Mic (Trailer)

Biggie: The Life Of The Notorious B.I.G. premieres September 4th on A&E. And amongst the dope testimonials about the fallen legend, we obviously get good doses of Hov and Nas speaking on Biggie…like in this teaser.

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Dave Bautista & Brittany Snow Are Trying To Make It Through Martial Law In ‘Bushwick’ (Trailer)

Martial Law in Brooklyn, New York. Sure, that’ll go down smoothly. Eff Sparta… This… Is… Bushwick! A lot of crazy with a promise built right into the trailer above that there is ‘no let up.’ So, we will see Dave Bautista do some more azz kicking outside the wrestling ring, on the big screen, sans any body paint.

(Well, does blood count?)

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David Bamberger Shows How He Brought Life Back To The Barren Texas Hill Country (Video)

Kind of cool. You know, in our posting about colonizing Mars we probably should be talking more about making the unlivable land inhabitable. Kind of like David is doing here. A bit easier to do on Earth, what with the breathable air, centuries of civilized existence, and access to society making inputs on the same planet. Still, David boldly went on his mission to make a natural paradise of the rough Texas Hill Country.

Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger’s model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation.
– National Geographic

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s Movie Will Explain “The Problem With Apu” To Us (Trailer)

It’s funny because it’s racist.

Folks (let’s call them ‘the majority’) would probably murmur or outright tell Hari Kondabolu he is being too sensitive about The Simpsons cartoon character Apu; that he should ‘let it go’ as it is ‘just comedy’). But Hari Kondabolu, in fact, HAS let it go. He has let it go for 20+ years. Enough is enough.

So, he made a movie about it. Watch the trailer for it above.

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American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam (Documentary Trailer)

Documentarian Rory Kennedy gives us an in-depth look at the final days of the American presence in Saigon. It’s a story where simply following orders would play opposite to doing the right thing. And what do you think heroes do? Could those soldiers and support personnel have lived with themselves getting out safely while leaving South Vietnamese in harm’s way? Even if ordered to do so?

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind. With no official evacuation plan in place, the clock ticking, and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible. In those last days in Vietnam, 135,000 men, women and children managed to escape.
– American Experience PBS

Orders be damned!

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM (NETFLIX)

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Ken Burns Covers ‘The War’ In This PBS Documentary (Mini-Series Trailer)

We posted a World War I era documentary days ago, got several recent Ken Burns documentary posts – one about the Civil War. But how about Burns taking us to and through World War II? Yep, got that for you. Well, Netflix does. But we have the trailer embedded above.

THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history – a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America – and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
– PBS

KEN BURNS’ THE WAR (NETFLIX)

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Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” Documentary For PBS Is On Netflix (Trailer)

What a stupid idea it was – that people thought you could actually get away with this. That you could actually ban alcohol… It’s a preposterous idea.

We now have movies and shows like “The Untouchables” and “Boardwalk Empire” to show us just how crazy alcohol prohibition legislation and enforcement was in America. Of course, NOW we see it was doomed to fail. But when the nation was ‘in it’ and trying to ‘legislate morality,’ the government and people who believed taking sinful booze out of society was in its best interest, people who did not agree (and those who sold and used the then illegal substance) were criminalized.

We are going through something similar now. You see where I am going right? I’m sure Ken Burns thought about it, too. You get it yet?

Okay, watch the trailer and everywhere alcohol is referenced, insert marijuana. Hmmmm.

Should be good watching. Catch the PBS doc on Netflix anytime!

KEN BURNS PROHIBITION (NETFLIX)

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Learn About A Pivotal Gallipoli Campaign Of World War I (Documentary Trailer)

Netflix is the place to experience history. Not all the way sure of what draws me to war epics and documentaries, but this trailer is making me think it is time for me to catch another. Want to learn more about Gallipoli, too? Got the Netlfix link at the end.

An epic reconstruction of the battle that changed nations forever: a film of spectacular visual sweep and great emotional power.

It all began as a demonstration of strength against the Ottoman Empire by Great Britain and her allies. It became one of the largest landing operations in history and one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War. The campaign affected Turkey, Australia and New Zealand profoundly.

– Ronin Films

GALLIPOLI (NETFLIX)

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Documentary On Jay-Z & Kanye’s Real Life ‘Idols Become Rivals’ Story (Trailer)

Not a stretch for a story to cover, but still… this will likely have more than a few ‘wow’ revelations and angles in it. Documentary “Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs. Kanye” debuts this coming Monday at 10pm on Britain’s Channel 4.

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If Looks Could Kill… Oh Wait, They Do! “Proud Mary” Features Taraji P. Henson’s Killer Looks And Lots Of Bullets (Trailer)

Something about the way that “Proud Mary” song builds up. The energy. And this namesake movie trailer matched visual to auditory energy beautifully. Speaking of beautiful – one time for Taraji P. Henson (whew)! Her work in “Smoking Aces” should be enough of a resume to let folks know that she is gonna kill in this movie. Well… that… and all the guns in the trailer above.

Working for the man every night and day. #ProudMaryMovie in theaters January 12.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

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The Titanic’s Final Mystery: What Really Caused The Unsinkable Ship To Sink? (Documentary Trailer)

Somewhere between that ‘not even God could sink this ship’ braggadocious blasphemy and somebody drunk or sleep on post… that’s my guess for what tore up the Titanic. I mean, come on maaaan, icebergs are big af and pretty slow, right? Cannot sell me on that it-came-outta-nowhere guff!

Get a sneak peek of the new scientific evidence that will blow apart the myths and forever change the way you look at the Titanic tragedy.
– Smithsonian Channel

Another great documentary you can find on Netflix and the Smithsonian Channel, of course.

TITANIC’S FINAL MYSTERY (NETFLIX)

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Save The Date: The ‘Eclipse Across America’ Occurs On August 21st (Trailer)

Just imagine back when eclipses were ‘magical’ events, mysteries that caused anxiety in the hearts of all around when they happened unexpectedly. But not today, we predict when they are coming… even tell you how to get the best look at them… But this ‘Eclipse Across America’ is one of those that still might cause a ‘stir’ within even the most experienced observers of eclipses.

On August 21st, as the Earth, Moon and Sun align, a total solar eclipse will blaze a brilliant path across the continental United States. For millions, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of it with our new exclusive 4-part series, where we reveal the best way to watch, dive deep into the science, and explore the high-tech experiments ready to capture the event.
– CuriosityStream

Watch the trailer for this documentary mini-series.

@ojones1

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