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Lowkey Happy – Insecure Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

This post on Insecure is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Face Plant – Lawrence is at a bar waiting, when Issa walks in playing her part as the stunning Lady in Red. Sis got her shoulders out and is looking FAHN AF. She sees him and walks towards him but face plants right in the middle of the place! LMAO because she is always awkward. It’s the type of fall that hurts your dignity more than your knees. Changes – When she finally gets up, Lawrence has her fave...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, San Francisco, Humor, Tsa, Calvin, Art Walk, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Black Love, Daniel, Lawrence, Kelli, Issa, Block Party, Issa Rae

‘Dark City Beneath the Beat’: Film Review

“We dance in the streets because we don’t have anywhere to go now.” There is much that sticks and stutters and loops in the mind after watching “Dark City Beneath the Beat,” a bright, ebullient and simultaneously seething musical documentary dedicated to the Baltimore club scene, but that’s the line that lingers longest. An apparent […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Baltimore, Issa Rae, Hot Docs Film Festival, TT the Artist, Dark City Beneath the Beat

Original Content podcast: ‘The Lovebirds’ has charming leads and not much else

“The Lovebirds” was originally slated for a theatrical release, but with movie theaters closed, Paramount decided to release the film through Netflix instead. But even without a global pandemic, a Netflix release was probably the right call. As we discuss latest episode of the Original Content podcast, this doesn’t feel like a movie that would have done well in theaters. It is, to be clear, a funny and watchable, thanks in large part to the charming performances of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Ra...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Paramount, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, The Lovebirds, Original Content Podcast, WarnerMedia, HBO Max

TeaMarrr Announce Major Label Debut Project, ‘Before I Spill Myself’

Via Issa Rae's Atlantic Records imprint.
Tags: Videos, News, Jazz, Atlantic Records, Issa Rae, Teamarrr

Lowkey Trippin’ – Insecure Season 4, Episode 7 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. The Run – Molly is at the Ethiopian restaurant being indecisive about her gluttony when she sees Issa come out the car. She hits that “look forward as if I see nothing” move we all know about but is then stunned when she sees her friend get back in the car and leave. Stunned! Andrew’s talking to his brother when Molly walks in, all puffed up and irritated. She tells him she saw Issa, who basically ran away from he...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, Mexico, La, Karen, BAE, Humor, Pope, Victor, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Lawrence, Andrew, Leah, Nathan, Mabel

When you finish 'The Lovebirds,' more Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani await

"The Lovebirds" couldn't be any cuter, unless you count the stars breaking down one of their scenes.
Tags: Cnn, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae

'The Lovebirds' needs more shot-by-shot commentary from Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani

"The Lovebirds" couldn't be any cuter, unless you count the stars breaking down one of their scenes.
Tags: Cnn, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae

What to stream this weekend: Netflix romantic comedy 'The Lovebirds,' Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam'

While theaters are closed, new films are streaming. This weekend, a Netflix comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, plus Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Netflix, Usa Today, Mary J Blige, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Body Cam

What to stream this weekend: Netflix romantic comedy 'The Lovebirds,' Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam'

While theaters are closed, new films are streaming. This weekend, a Netflix comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, plus Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam.'          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Netflix, Usa Today, Mary J Blige, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Body Cam

'The Lovebirds' strikes a low-key note as it lands on Netflix

Watching Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani riff off each other is intermittently fun, but that's all there is to recommend "The Lovebirds," a dark, somewhat chaotic romantic comedy.
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Lovebirds Stars Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae Name Two Movies That Inspire Their New Comedy

Two cool titles to check out before or after seeing The Lovebirds!
Tags: Religion, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae

The Lovebirds Review

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7/10 Cast: Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran Issa Rae as Leilani Anna Camp Paul Sparks Kyle Bornheimer as Brett Kelly Murtagh as Evonne Moses Storm as Steve Directed by Michael Showalter Written by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, Martin Gero (Story by) The Lovebirds Review: Director Michael Showalter and Kumail Nanjiani blew audiences away with their first partnership in 2017’s semi-autobiographical The Big Sick and now they’re looking to recapture that spark with an actio...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Steve, Rae, Aaron Abrams, Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Dave Bautista, Movie News, Leilani

‘The Lovebirds’ Review: Charismatic Leads Can’t Save This Flat Rom-Com

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is hard, at least in The Lovebirds. This breezy rom-com from director Michael Showalter takes the immensely likable, very good looking Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, and sets them on a madcap capper involving mistaken identity, blackmail, and murder. It has all the makings of the type of mid-budget piece of entertainment Hollywood tends to avoid these days. A light runtime (86 short minutes), two attractive leads – what’s not to love? Well…a couple of thi...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Paramount, Don, Rae, Aaron Abrams, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Leilani, Paul Sparks

Exclusive: Kumail Nanjiani on Getting in Shape for Eternals

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Kumail Nanjiani on getting in shape for Eternals was able to snag some time with Kumail Nanjiani, who spoke to us about beefing up and preparing for his role in Marvel Studios’ Eternals as Kingo, a cosmic being living on Earth as a muscular Bollywood star. Check out what he said about the role below! Coming to streaming this week on Netflix is the romantic comedy The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Issa Rae and Nanjiani. RELA...
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‘The Lovebirds’: Film Review

It’s not every day, or even every year, that a romantic comedy touches a nerve of reality — and is drop-dead funny, and becomes an acclaimed awards-bait hit. So when a director makes the rare romantic comedy that accomplishes all those things, unwittingly or not he has set the bar high for his next effort. […]
Tags: Reviews, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, The Big Sick, The Lovebirds

TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch Right Now, From ‘Succession’ to ‘Riverdale’

Need something new to watch? You’re in the middle of what might be the the most optimal time to watch TV ever (when you can’t go out because there’s a pandemic). Fortunately, there’s no shortage of awesome shows out there across a number of streaming services. Here’s every streaming show you should absolutely make time for.“Modern Love” (Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video) -If you just want something super nice and sweet to watch, this fairly short anthology series really hits the spot. It’s just a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Hbo, News, Entertainment, Molly, Germany, Nazis, Syfy, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, Missouri, Ifc, Showtime

Lowkey Done – Insecure Season 4, Episode 6 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Helping Hand – Issa is in bed replaying the big fight her and Molly had at the Block Party in her head. Had Molly not spazzed out on her, she would be celebrating the major success it was.  People have been showing love on the Facebook event page. They want more! Issa’s phone has been blowing up, and she has a bunch of voicemails from folks calling to check up on her. Issa’s reflection tells her not to call Molly...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Molly, Humor, Recap, Vince Staples, Tv And Movies, Insecure, George, Andrew, Tiffany, Lila, Kelli, Stanley, Nathan, HANNAH

What's New on Netflix the Week of May 18, 2020

This week Netflix is getting The Lovebirds, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. The film was originally set to launch in theaters, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic is launching on Netflix instead on May 22.Read more...
Tags: Netflix, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Coming And Going, Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Netflix Streaming

How This New App Turns Streaming Data Into Income for Black Consumers

In late April, Insecure creator Issa Rae tweeted an ad for something kind of surprising for a young Hollywood star: a new data-monetization app. Rae's tweet got a lot of people asking questions about what data is, who owns it and why a company would want to collect it and pay consumers for it. Black...
Tags: Hollywood, General, Advertising, Rae, Issa Rae, Fin Tech, Diversity & Inclusion, Ad Tech & Mar Tech

‘Bad Trip’: Hidden Camera Prank Film Skips Theaters, Goes Straight to Netflix

Bad Trip, a movie which stars Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish and features a mixture of traditional narrative and hidden camera pranks, was originally set to hit theaters last October. It got delayed to April 2020, and later it was moved up one week by the resurrected Orion Pictures. But the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to that, and now the film has found an entirely new home: it’s bypassing theaters and going straight to Netflix. This afternoon, Netflix’s official Twitter ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Bad Trip, Andre, Jeff Tremaine, Issa Rae, Eric Andre Show, Ruben Fleischer, Business and Industry News, Orion Pictures, Tiffany Haddish, Tremaine, Lil Rel Howery, Eric Andre Lil Rel Howery, Kitao Sakurai, Coronavirus

‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae on Issa & Molly’s Future After That Major Fight and Writing Season 5 in Quarantine

To say “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae has been keeping busy while sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic is an understatement. “We just locked the finale which means, you know, we finished the sound mix I think last week. I think we officially submitted it and then we started the writers room […]
Tags: News, Molly, Insecure, Issa, Issa Rae, The Lovebirds, After Show Nat Geo

Lowkey Movin’ On – Insecure Season 4, Episode 5 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Not Cool – It’s 3:32 a.m. and Issa is wide awake at home, stressed, because she still needs a headliner for the Block Party. She gets on the ‘gram and sees that Nathan is active so she DMs him. He asks if she wants to talk and the answer is yes, because she dials his number. He big ups her for the upcoming event, but she laments that she’s still struggling to find a main act. He got the place to himself because A...
Tags: Hbo, England, Molly, Youtube, US, Humor, Coachella, Mia, Recap, Yoda, Vince Staples, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Derek, Lawrence, Andrew

Watch Issa Rae Play a Gun-Wielding Stripper Opposite Danny Trejo in D Smoke’s ‘Lights On’ Visual (EXCLUSIVE)

D Smoke first wowed the music world when he won the inaugural season of “Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s hip-hop  competition show with Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. as judges. Impressing both the panel and viewers at home with meaningful, uplifting verses, the Inglewood, Calif. native, whose real name is Daniel Farris, dropped his […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Insecure, Inglewood Calif, Cardi, Danny Trejo, Issa Rae, Rhythm + Flow, Daniel Farris

Lowkey Losin’ It – Insecure Season 4, Episode 4 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Not the Time – Issa is working hard on the Block Party and excited that Schoolboy Q is headlining. Just then, Trina knocks on her door with what seems like the whole building of tenants behind her. Their beef? Their water stopped running. There is no water in her apartment too, and they rush in to give her all the smoke. Someone knocks on Molly’s door, and it’s Asian Bae. She’s been swamped working hard on a case...
Tags: Hbo, Instagram, Molly, Humor, Mia, Coca Cola, Serena Williams, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Derek, Lawrence, Andrew, Bennett, Tiffany, Kelli, Trina

‘Insecure’ Renewed for Season 5 at HBO

HBO has renewed “Insecure” for a fifth season. The premium cabler made the announcement Friday. Season 4 of the comedy series, which consists of 10 episodes, debuted on April 12 with three episodes having aired to date. The season finale is set to air in mid-June. Series co-creator Issa Rae heads the ensemble cast, which […]
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HBO Renews Insecure for a Fifth Season!

HBO Renews Insecure for a Fifth Season! HBO has renewed its comedy series Insecure for a fifth season! The Golden Globe-nominated series debuted its ten-episode fourth season on April 12. RELATED: HBO’s Lovecraft Country Teaser from Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams “We’re thrilled that Issa, Prentice, and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “As we laugh and cringe with recognition, the...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Molly, TV News, Naacp, Insecure, Lawrence, Golden Globe, Tiffany, Rae, Emmy Golden Globe, Amanda Peet, Issa, Issa Rae, Carrie Coon

In Budweiser’s Second ‘Whassup’ PSA, Even More Celebs Check In

Budweiser today released a second, 90-second PSA-style ad harking back to its iconic "Whassup" spot from 1999, with added star power from Insecure's Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, The Umbrella Academy's Emmy Raver-Lampman and Broadway star Daveed Diggs. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are back, too, to check in on everybody through video chat. The...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, Advertising, Broadway, Dwyane Wade, Daveed Diggs, Issa Rae, AdFreak, Emmy Raver Lampman, Yvonne Orji, Umbrella Academy, Life in Quarantine

Lowkey Thankful: Insecure Season 4, Episode 3 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own Alarm – Lawrence is getting some mirror time in by dropping techy buzzwords to himself in prep for a big meeting he has at work. Just then, Condola wakes up with a jolt to a loud alarm clock and he’s all cutesy about her in the morning, which is how you know he’s smitten. He didn’t even care about stale breath or nothing. He tells her how he’s inspired by her and wants to step his game up at work. She mentions tha...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, Humor, Chad, Recap, Taboo, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Derek, Mark, Lawrence, Andrew, Tiffany, Kelli, Nikki, Trina

Black Leaders Want a Black Woman as Biden's Running Mate. But Who?

Four years ago, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey made his vice-presidential pitch to Hillary Clinton at her Washington home, months before she faced Donald Trump in the November election.Booker, the only African-American to make Clinton's shortlist, argued that the presence of a black running mate would motivate black voters, helping Clinton re-create the coalition that backed former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.But Clinton had won the Democratic nomination with substantial black su...
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