The Only Thor We Recognize is “Ragnarok”

I know I’m two weeks late. I’ve been busy. I swear. With like, life stuff. And work stuff. You know,

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Fist Fight

Coming out the gate, Fist Fight is a joint that leans as heavily into comedic timing as it can because the premise itself is ridiculous. Again, speaking of the trailers: Fist Fight’s initial theatrical trailers are cut in a way that lead us to assume that the entire film hinges on a brawl between Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) and Andy Campbell (Charlie Day). On the surface this can seem off putting, as it’s absolutely paper thin. Despite this, Fist Fight writes multiple comedic checks in order to front the bill of your attention span. And thank the lord they are.

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Tickled

I was supposed to write this (and publish it) months ago, like pre-election, months ago. Pero, things happened, a ton

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Fences: A Play on Film

Why breathe another life into a decades-old play centered around African-Americans in a working class Pittsburgh neighborhood you might ask?

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Arrival

Sci-fi is one of those genres that can get easily hokey. Because of this, it’s always fun and refreshing to

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Almost Christmas

Black folk have a lot of needs to laugh. Big laughs. Little laughs. The kinds of laughs that shake your

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Loving: What We Don’t Talk About, When We Talk About Coupling In America

A few days before I saw Loving, I had a long conversation with my best friend about dating as a

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REELYDOPE Radio EP043 | She is The Danger

Happy Halloween ya’ll! In this episode, Summer Mason (@verano.mason on IG) joins Dap (@dapisdope). The first half of the episode focuses

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Southside With You

Full disclosure: at the risk of having my black card temporarily seized, I consciously avoided watching Southside With You for

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REELYDOPE Radio EP037 | Sweet Black Baby Jesus

[This episode is sponsored by Sky Oak Co. Go hit up their store @ skyoakco.com and use code REELYDOPE for

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The Fits: A Dreamy Exploration of Adolescence

It feels like the last couple years have been pivotal for films centering on young talent of color. From 2015’s

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REELYDOPE Radio EP028 | It’s Not About You

TW: This episode begins with a reading of the Orlando victim’s names. And the second half of the episode contains

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REELYDOPE Radio EP025 | Happiness is Power

Memorial Day Weekend is over! It’s time to get byke to your regularly scheduled week! Don’t worry, we got you

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REELYDOPE Radio EP023 | Lowkey Sociopath

This week Dap (@dapisdope) and Kevin (@kvnyvs) talk the musically focused John Cusack film, High Fidelity (2000). From breakups to makeups

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Keanu: What is a Gangsta Kitty?

First, let me start by saying: Yes, I am a cat lady. I’m young and already own more than one

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REELYDOPE Radio EP021 | It’s Not a Party, It’s a Movement

This week Adam (@awkeller510) and Dap (@dapisdope) wanted to talk about Jeremy Saulnier’s films Blue Ruin and Green Room. Starting off with Blue

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REELYDOPE Radio EP020 | Yo, I Need A Snowmobile!

We called in a favor to get Viacom veteran and friend of the show, Tony Ducret (@ducretmedia), on this week.

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REELYDOPE Radio EP016 | Internet Cousins

We’re back this week to talk Higher Learning with everyone’s favorite Internet Cousin, Evelyn from the Internets! After chopping it up about

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