Barry Jenkins

MK183: And Baby Makes Three! (When They See Us, Alvin Ailey, #CancelLindaFairstein, Wanda Sykes, Jeopardy, Baby Maya)

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Minority Korner

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system! 

LINKS: 

Alvin Ailey:

https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU

#CancelLindaFaristein:
https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe
https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI
 
5 Black Men React to "When They See Us"
https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz
 
Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities:
https://bit.ly/31kqZLN
 
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Who Shot Ya? Episode 71: We'd Like to Remind the Academy of a Few Things and 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

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Who Shot Ya?

If Beale Street Could Talk

Ahhhh. A fresh new 'Who Shot Ya?' off the vine! This week the crew is talking about Barry Jenkins' follow up to Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk. They dissect the film and discuss Jenkins' use of close ups, the portrayal of black love, and depicting black men in a different way. PLUS, the gang has some things to tell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about the Oscars in a segment called "I'd Like to Remind the Academy…" In this segment they will remind the Academy of things they may have carelessly overlooked when voting on Academy Award nominations. And since our podcast is the official podcast of Hollywood, we may just sway some votes. To finish off the episode, as always, we have staff picks.

In news, the panel's reaction to the Golden Globes, Brooklynn Prince from The Florida Project is directing a short film, and the number of female directors in the top 250 grossing films is down this year.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Girlfight
Alonso - Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs and Tongues Untied
Drea - The Guilty
April - Siesta

With April Wolfe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Diversifying Your Life! (Indigenous Authors, Black Queer Films, The Oscars, Book Of Mormon, How To Get Away with Murder, Scandal)

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Minority Korner

Let's jump right in and get to it! First- we start with a little recap break down of The Oscars. Who won, who presented, who should have won, and what confused us. Nnekay actually was busy taking in a little theater while the Oscars was airing, Book of Mormon and both Nnekay and James share their thoughts (and some side eyes) on the 2012 musical. In the Korners, Nnekay covers 8 Indigenous Authors and their text that you should check out! James' breaks down 10 Black LGBTQ movies to help you with the Moonlight withdrawals. Rounding out the episode we GUSH over he greatness of the How to Get Away with Murder/ Scandal. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis were powerhouses, the newly shared universe, and who might be crossing from show to the other. Happy Friday!

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

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Links!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/10-works-indigenous-authors-read-now

10 LGBT BLACK FILMS: Before Moonlight
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/02/moonlight-ten-films-celebrate-africa...

https://www.pride.com/lgbt/2016/2/11/10-films-featuring-black-lgbt-chara...

Pop Rocket Bonus Episode 112: Oscars Special with Chris Schleicher

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Guy, Margaret, Chris, and Karen
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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Chris Schleicher

This is a rush edition of Pop Rocket focusing on The Oscars. Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson and special guest Chris Schleicher waste no time in dishing on cinema's biggest night. They skip the "all abouts" and jams and get right to the WTF of it all--the best picture debacle, Casey Affleck and Brie Larson, bad hair, bad clapping and Hacksaw Ridge. Plus, we'll get to the bottom of why Margaret Wappler wants to be Taraji P. Henson's eyebrows when she grows up.

Guy Branum explains why he has a problem with standing ovations, and reveals a fact about director Ezra Edelman (OJ Made in America) that blew him away.
Margaret Wappler hearts Natalie Portman's performance in Jackie and, apparently, Taraji P. Henson's eyebrows.
Karen Tongson analyzes the ways Moonlight was successful in moving the lens away from gay white people.
And Chris Schleicher gets all Zapruder film in breaking down the Best Picture fiasco and gives us his theory about Faye Dunaway.

Dive in!

Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, and Chris Schleicher

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Other Links:
Viola Davis' acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress
Elaine Stritch's 2004 Emmy's speech

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

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