The Movie News Network – Black Lives Matter Special PLUS ‘Tenet’, JK Rowling & More!

In light of recent events, we decided to dedicate a large portion of this special episode of The Movie News Network to amplifying black voices in the film industry. In addition, we get to all the biggest recent movie news, opinions, and unique segments.


Writers for the site David, Darby, and Alex assemble for this episode of the podcast, each with recommendations of three films or TV shows by black filmmakers. Take a listen below, or look for the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!





Black Lives Matter Segment (1:11)

  • David: Do the Right Thing13thIf Beale Street Could Talk
  • Darby: HungerI Am Not Your NegroFruitvale Station
  • Alex: AtlantaGet OutThe First Purge

News Stories (43:10)

Quickfire News (1:06:25)

  • New Bill & Ted Face the Music Trailer
  • ‘Chernobyl’ Team Re-assembles for The Last of Us Adaptation
  • Godzilla vs. Kong Gets New Composer and Rating
  • David Fincher’s Mank Might Be Getting an October Release
  • JK Simmons Signed a Multiple Film Deal for Spider-Man Sequels

What We’ve Been Watching (1:10:15)

  • Alex: Hangover trilogy, The MummyIron Man 3 (Marvel Mondays), CommunitySpace Force, Agents of SHIELD, Ubah Mohamed and Victoria Mahoney
  • David: Native SonAtlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, When They See Us, The Wire, Adventure Time, The Good Place
  • Darby: Fast Color, Killing Eve, reading James Baldwin and Milestone Comics

What We’re Hung Up On (1:23:55)

  • David: Gone With the Wind taken down from HBOMax
  • Alex: Separating content from creators
  • Darby: WB doesn’t think a Superman movie would work

Wrap Up (1:31:27)

Follow David on Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd at @davis_wally.

Follow Alex on Twitter at @New_macca and Instagram as @newmacca

Follow Darby on Twitter at @darbyharn and at


For links to petitions, educational materials, and places to donate in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, click here.


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