“Black Summer Fun—Films in Action”

One thing Black people do in the summertime is come out to celebrate Black directors and actors at the movie theater.  This summer is no exception. 

While the pandemic has lessened the crowds inside the theaters across the U.S., Covid-19 cannot ruin good laughs, buttery popcorn, nachos, spicy jalapeños, and your favorite box candy from the concession stand. 

From July until August, there are a variety of comedies, horror thrillers, family cartoons, and dramas to keep you entertained with Black excellence if you’re willing to go “outside”.  Let’s check out what’s new for August.

Nope (7.22.22)

Genre: Horror/Mystery/Sci-Fi

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, and Steven Yeun

Synopsis: The residents, two siblings of a lonely gulch in inland California ranch, bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery—likely that of an UFO.

DC League of Super Pets (7.29.22)

Genre: Animation/Action/Adventure

Starring: Dwayne Johnson (voice), Kevin Hart (voice), and Vanessa Bayer (voice)

Synopsis: Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.

Vengeance (8.12.22)

Genre: Comedy/Mystery/Thriller

Starring: Isabella Amara, B.J. Novak, Issa Rae, & Ashton Kutcher

Synopsis: A radio host from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.

Day Shift (8.12.22)

Genre: Action/Comedy/Fantasy

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg

Synopsis: A hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.

Beast (8.19.22)  

Genre: Adventure/Drama/Horror

Starring: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, and Leah Jeffries

Synopsis: A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.

Me Time (8.25.22)

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, Regina King, and Tahj Mowry

Synopsis: Follows a Dad who finds time for himself for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with a friend for a wild weekend.

Enjoy your time at the movies this summer. Support many or all of these if you can. The culture is counting on you!


  1. Haven’t seen it yet, can’t wait people,I know it’s good movie the characters, they will be most excellent, and effective.

  2. Loved the Reading ,You did an amazing job, Dr. Candice N. Hale I’m So proud Of You…..

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