Adrienne Banfield-Norris & The Co-Creators Of 'Black Love' On What To Expect From The Final Season – xoNecole

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Couples share their love stories for a finale that inspires and empowers.
OWN’s Black Loveis in its sixth and final season, with new episodes featuring couples including Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris and Rodney Norris, DJ Envy and Gia Casey, Remy Ma and Papoose, Ashley Blaine Featherson Jenkins and Darroll Jenkins, JB Smoove and Shahidah Omar, Sonequa Martin-Green and Kenric Green and more.
The four-time NAACP-nominated docuseries was created by husband-and-wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver, and offers a nice respite from shows like Marriage Bootcamp or the Love and Marriage series, featuring conversations on relationship topics and a refreshing glimpse into the love lives of some of our favorite Black couples who are business leaders, hosts, entertainers, and influencers.
xoNecole caught up with the Olivers, as well as the Norrises about the show and their own journeys in love:

Codie Oliver: The overarching theme is what I titled ‘The Finale,’ which is ‘relationship goals.’ And I called it that ironically because ‘relationship goals’ is one of those terms that suggests perfection. We throw that on people who we like. The reality is that, to me, in my experience of doing all these interviews and putting this together, [the] real relationship goal is authenticity and alignment in your partnership.
The title is meant to be ironic. They talk about it explicitly—several of the couples—and what that title means to them, how they feel about having that placed on them, and hopefully our series has shown, again, that the real goal is to be in alignment with your partner and nothing else really matters.
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Codie: To me, that alignment, that checking in with self and with [a] partner about, like, what do we really want and what do each decision mean for us, whether that is the amount of travel that we are doing or not doing, [or] the amount of time spent working versus with our kids. So, it’s that checking with self and checking in with my partner about what’s making us happy in various phases of life. [It's] recognizing that with every season comes something new, whether it’s ‘newlywed’ or ‘new parent’ or ‘parent of three,’ and that constant conversation around, ‘Are we working to achieve the same goals, small or large?’ ‘Are we happy with how this relationship is progressing and how can we change that or make adjustments to it to make it more fulfilling for both of us?’ I think that’s important for all relationships.

Tommy: During [the pandemic] I really enjoyed being around [Codie] all the time, being around my kids all the time. I also knew it wouldn’t be the case forever, so I made sure to appreciate it for what it was at that point. And so, hopefully, it would be something different. Marriages, relationships, and partnerships—these things have seasons, and you’re in a different one. In a long marriage, you’re going to go through a lot of different seasons and a lot of different experiences and for me, it’s about figuring out how to adapt to where we are because I plan for us to be together for more than the next 20 years. I’m going to do my part to make sure that you want to be with me for more than the next 20 years.
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Rodney Norris: We were fans of the show from the very beginning. Never thought we’d be on it, but when the opportunity presented itself, we felt like we had a story to tell as well. Our relationship has been very positive and that’s what Black Love represents. So, from that perspective, we felt like our story could be an addition to it.
Adrienne Banfield-Norris: I agree. We love Black Love and actually tried to manifest being on the show because we were shouting out Black Love on IG and on my podcast Positively Gam, and it came to be. We’re excited to be part of it.
Adrienne: The most important thing is friendship. Besides the love, do you like him? Do you have fun together? Do you enjoy being in each other’s company? To me, that is the most important thing because, I think, a lot of times friendship is what is going to seal the relationship—just really seal the bond.

Rodney: I agree. And at some point, you have to communicate. You can only have sex but for so much during the course of the day, and then after that, there’s 23 hours left. What are you going to do? You have to talk about something. Do you get along? I think the friendship is very important.
Adrienne: One of the most important things about Rodney is that he does not believe in [raising] his voice. Communication is of the utmost importance. When I get angry, I immediately go to the ra-ra. I’m going to cuss you out, I’m going to do all of that. Yell. Scream. And I had to be willing to do the work on me, because that was not something he was going to tolerate in the relationship.
So you have to be able to communicate and be able to talk things out rationally and hear one another. That was one of the things. He said, ‘If you’re screaming and hollering, I can’t even hear you.’ So you have to be able to communicate in a way that both of you are able to hear one another’s perspective and hope that you will be able to come to a compromise.
The final season of Black Love is currently airing on OWN.

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Over the last few years, Zendaya has become red carpet royalty. The actress has joined a coveted list of celebrities who people look forward to seeing on the red carpet due to her remarkable style. With the help of her stylist Law Roach, the Emmy award-winner always reinvents herself with her looks and often makes award shows' red carpet best-dressed lists. During an interview with Vogue India, Zendaya reflected on her best red carpet moments and shared her favorites.
“It’s like picking your kids,” she said when asked about her favorite looks. “Picking your favorite kid, how are you supposed to do that? You can’t.”
“Some of my tops–Tom Ford breastplate were my favorites, Joan of Arc was fun, our yellow Valentino moment at the Oscars. Everybody actually thought that Law came with a leaf blower,” she said. “It was just actual wind that for some reason was only there when I got there. Which made it very difficult to get the shot but we worked it out.”
In January 2020, Zendaya wore the pink Tom Ford breastplate and a long, flowy skirt to the Critics Choice Awards.
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Her Joan of Arc look took place at the 2018 Met Gala where the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” She wore a custom Versace gown that featured armor on the neck and shoulder.

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Last but not least, her yellow Valentino gown was a moment at the 2021 Oscars. Her hair was long and wavy and parted down the middle. And like she mentioned, she brought the wind with her.
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Throughout the video, she tackled other questions such as what superpower she wished she had and the best decision she ever made in her life. She then answered a fan who asked her where she saw herself in 10 years. “In 10 years, hopefully, happy,” she said. “My aim is to be doing things that make me happy and bring me joy so right now that’s what I get to do currently which is like to act. And that brings me a lot of joy.”
“If there was ever a time that it didn’t bring me that satisfaction, I would be glad to switch to something else and whatever that is I don’t know,” she continued. “Hopefully directing but who actually knows.”
This isn’t the first time Zendaya has mentioned wanting to get into directing. In her 2021 British Vogue cover story, the Euphoria actress shared that she has been thinking about getting behind the camera.
“If I ever do become a filmmaker, I know that the leads of my films will always be Black women,” she said. “I gotta hurry up and figure out how to f–king become a director, man. I’m trying, I’m learning every day, I really am. There’s so much I want to do.”
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Tika Sumpter is finally giving up the details about her Mexican wedding getaway. The actress wed her The Haves and Have Nots co-star Nicolas James on May 14, 2022, after meeting back in 2015 on the set of the Tyler Perry series. In an exclusive interview with Brides for their third digital issue of the year, Tika gave a play-by-play of her adults-only destination wedding. The couple settled on getting married in the popular tourist city, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico after reflecting on the beautiful experience they had visiting the beach town in 2016 during their babymoon. The couple shares a 5-year-old daughter named Ella.
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“It was so beautiful, and it wasn’t too far away from California, so it was an easy trip,” Tika recalled. Once they finalized the location, it was time to find the venue. They found a local wedding planner who helped them secure Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection for their wedding space.
The wedding festivities kicked off on Friday, May 13 with the welcome party. Guests mixed and mingled amongst each other as well with the bride and groom. The welcome party was also the opportunity for family and friends to give speeches. Tika reflected on Tyler Perry as well as her brother’s speeches. “We're great friends, so hearing both ends of the stories—when things were bad and things were good and everything in between—was so great,” Tika said recalling Tyler’s speech.
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For her wedding ceremony, the Ride Along actress wore a Galia Lahav wedding dress with a floral motif and while it wasn’t your typical beach bridal gown, it all came down to how it made her feel.
"I kind of knew right away. It wasn't about the destination. It was about how I felt in the dress,” she said. “I wanted to feel sexy, but I also wanted to feel like a bride. This is my first and last wedding, I’m praying, so I just wanted to kind of blow it out."
They got married on the beach with their daughter, who did double duty as the flower girl and ring bearer, by their side. After the ceremony, the guests moved on to cocktail hour while the newlyweds took their official photos as husband and wife. And then it was party time. Tika changed into another look for the reception. “I wanted something fun and flirty, short and a little sexier so that I could dance,” she said.
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As the three-day extravaganza came to a close, Tika was very grateful to her guests for taking time out to spend the weekend with them and be a witness to her and Nick’s love.
"My favorite part of the planning process was just looking at all of the names of my friends and family who were coming," Tika expressed. "Each one made me smile, so it made me even more excited to plan something beautiful. I wanted everybody to have a great time. I really had my friends, my family, my future husband in mind—it wasn't just for me. It was a real celebration of all the people who have held us up on this journey to make it what it is. They're really part of that thread. It was almost like a gift for them to really love where they are, love being together, and just overall having a really great time."
Check out Brides for more exclusive photos of Tika and Nicolas' three-day wedding event.
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August is the time to remain hopeful about what is on the horizon for you. With the Sun officially in Leo and the light shining on what makes you truly happy, August is about connecting to your inner power. You have the power to co-create your reality, and this is the month to claim that. Ground yourself in the present moment with gratitude, and get excited about what you are creating for yourself and the path you are walking on right now. With Mercury entering Virgo as the month begins on August 4 through August 25, the clarity is there to make some significant improvements, and insights, and to find order in what’s felt out of place.
Venus enters Leo and there is a Full Moon in Aquarius on the same day, August 11. With these two signs opposing each other on the zodiac wheel, balance comes into play right now and La Luna is reminding you how to balance the heart, with the mind. Leo wants to feel love, and Aquarius seeks to understand it. Venus in Leo is about taking center stage in your life and showing up for love. Venus will be in Leo until September 5, and love gets an extra spice right now. The Full Moon in Aquarius is the Full Sturgeon Moon of the year, and it’s about finding your flow rather than force. During this Full Moon focus on what you wish to release, and what you want to grow closer to and make more connections from.
Mars makes a significant transit in August, as it enters Gemini for a lengthy seven months. Every few years Mars goes retrograde, making its transit in one particular sign significantly longer than its usual few-month transit. Mars will be moving into Gemini on August 20, 2022, until March 25, 2023, and will be retrograded from October 30, 2022, until January 12, 2023. Mars in Gemini is active, unpredictable, and insightful. Mars in Gemini is curious about everything, and it’s best to think things through before jumping in right away during this time. Mars in Gemini energy can get impulsive, but with the right flow and intentions, this can be a time of great progress, development, connection, and communication.
On August 22, Virgo Season begins, and the Sun moves into the earthy goddess of the zodiac. While the Sun is in Virgo we renew, improve, and give because we can. There is unwavering strength about Virgo that takes us far and makes health, well-being, and self-value the priority. Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus on August 24, and it’s about expecting the unexpected, and grounding yourself in the faith that you can handle whatever life may throw at you. There is a New Moon in Virgo on August 27 before the month ends, and this is when those moments of hope and clarity will be coming through, and when following your inner guidance system is rewarded.
August is the month to trust, take note of your progress, and do the things that are making you happy now, but also in the long run.
August is a month of clarity for you, Aries. You are seeing the vision clearly, and paths are opening up for you to move into these new opportunities you see on the horizon. The spark has been lit, and you have the universe supporting you every step of the way. With Venus moving through your 5th house of romance and happiness for most of August, you are connecting with the things that bring you the most joy in life. August is all about making your happiness the priority and allowing all else to align with this sense of magic.
The Full Moon on August 11 is in your 11th house of friendships, community, and hopes and dreams in life and this is a good time for seeing your manifestations bloom. Intentions you have been setting over the past month will be coming full circle during this time. Before the month ends your ruling planet Mars moves into your 3rd house of communication for the next seven months, and you are driven by connection, self-expression, and inspiration.
This is a month of new opportunities for you, Taurus. You are bringing forth new intentions and creations in your life, and seeing the reality of things coming together for you. With the Full Moon on August 11 occurring in your 5th house of romance, you are seeing new opportunities develop in love this month, and are also getting clearer on what your heart wants. This is a month of rebirth, and intentions coming to fruition.
Moving into August, Uranus goes retrograde in your sign, shaking things up a bit. With Uranus moving retrograde in your 1st house of self for the rest of 2022, you are being guided towards self-reflection, and discovering the way you see the world around you. It’s all about being the leader of your destiny right now and choosing the way you want things to go for you. You have the power, Taurus.
Connect with the heart space this month, Gemini. August is a time of emotional renewal for you, and removing any clutter you have been feeling in your life. This is the month to get honest about how you have been feeling and to choose love. As you take the time for your healing and health this month, you develop a solid foundation for your dreams to grow. With a Full Moon in Aquarius mid-month August is a time of making new discoveries, gaining clarity, and defining the path forward that you are looking to see through right now.
Mars makes a very important transit into your sign this month on August 20 and will be in Gemini until early 2023. If there was any time to take action, honor your passions, and renew your spirit, it is now. By the end of the month, there is a New Moon occurring in your 4th house and this New Moon is a time of seeing new opportunities sprout in the home, family, and within your foundations and support systems in life.
This is a strong month for communication, Cancer. The focus is there for you to make real progress and experience the breakthroughs that you have been looking for, and it’s all about tapping into the guidance within. As you communicate freely from the heart, you align with divine receptivity, allowing miracles to unfold in your life. With Venus in your sign until August 11, you are entering August with love on your side, and an open heart.
As you move more into the month, there is a Full Moon in your house of commitments, and a New Moon in your house of communication before the month ends. August is all about finding the balance between the emotional ties and past experiences that you are letting go of right now and moving forward with your clear intentions today. This is a month to regroup and use your voice, Cancer.
Leo
Your season is here, and you do well in the spotlight, Leo. August is about rewriting your story and seeing yourself as the divine co-creator of your reality. Notice where in your life you have been giving over your power, and make the effort to call back your power this month. Focus on perspectives that make you feel confident and nourished, and release any feelings of lack that keep you stuck in place. This is the month to stand in your courage and live your truths.
Venus, the planet of love, moves into your sign from August 11 until September 5, and you are entering one of the best times of the year for love. Remain hopeful when it comes to your intentions here, and focus on what you do have rather than what you don’t. The Sun moves out of your sign and into Virgo on August 22, giving you some breathing room to take in what you have learned over the past month and release anything keeping you away from peace.
August is a time of honoring the cycles of your life and preparing for a transformation. This isn’t the month to look back and ponder on the past, it’s a time to move forward now, Virgo. You are ready to dive into some new experiences, and in August you are clearing the way, making space, and creating new plans so that you can move forward more effortlessly and with fewer roadblocks. You are being guided this month to have some more fun with the journey that you are on and to make time to just dance, be, and live your dreams.
Virgo Season begins on August 22, and it’s your time to shine and experience the blessings of a new day, Virgo. Virgo Season this year is all about remaining patient, but also about owning your value and how far you have come, knowing that it’s only going to get better for you. The New Moon of the month is occurring in Virgo on August 27 as well, and you are leaving August feeling renewed, supported, and in tune with all that is.
You are building your world, Libra. August is about taking as much time as you need for your peace and your growth, and about protecting your energy. Remember that your inner guidance system is always available to you, and many of the answers you have been seeking without can be found within right now. By releasing what hasn’t been working for you, you can strengthen the bonds and experiences that have, creating more solid foundations for your intentions to manifest.
The Full Moon in your fellow air sign happening mid-month is bringing the focus to your heart, and you are ready to let go of relationships that have gone past their expiration date. With Mars moving into your 9th house for the next six months, you are entering a wild adventure this month, and this is an adventure that’s going to take you to new places and introduce you to new faces. You are free, Libra.
Scorpio, you are entering the garden of your dreams this month. August is your time of connecting to what paradise, happiness, and fulfillment feel like for you, and making this the dominant energy in your life. You have been working on letting go and allowing in more love, and your transformations are evident. Keep creating from the heart and broadening your perspective, and on the New Moon on August 27, make sure to write down your intentions and focus on what you wish to manifest at this time.
Venus will be moving through your 10th house of career for most of August, signaling a time of feeling the love, connection, and possibly some weak spots on the work front. Public life and reputation are being highlighted this month, but overall with Venus in the mix here, you are being received especially favorably right now. Remember that you are worthy and deserving of great things, Scorpio.
August is a fun month for you, Sagittarius, and this is the month to have some fun! Plans are following through, friends are connecting, and you are feeling a good social buzz in your life in August. You are making some new discoveries and honoring what is lighting you up inside, and it’s attracting happy experiences and opportunities into your life. The Full Moon on August 11 is when you are going to be seeing a journey complete, and new clarity on where you are headed unfold.
Mars makes an important transit into your 7th house of love and relationships this month, where it will remain until 2023. You are entering a seven-month-long journey of love, and things are going to be emotionally heightened for you for the time being. New connections are entering your life and you are deciding what paths you want to embark on, and who you want to take with you. August is your time to play, unite, and celebrate your life.
Support is coming in for you this month, Capricorn. August is about divine intervention and allowing the universe to support your dreams. Sometimes you have to get out of your own way and out of your head, to see the real miracles and gifts that are right in front of you. This month you are getting those moments of clarity and you are receiving the messages. Divine guidance is here to support you right now, and your angels are with you, Capricorn.
The New Moon this month is occurring in an earth sign such as yourself, and you are flowing well with the energies that are flowing through the world as the month ends. You are moving into new territory at the end of August and creating some travel plans and future journeys that you feel inspired to take right now. Remember that the more you release, the more you allow; and the more you trust, the less you have time to doubt. You are safe.
August is a healing month for you, and you are finding your balance right now, Aquarius. There has been loss and there has been gain, and you are finding your balance between this sense of transformation you are experiencing at this time. Remember to give yourself a break from overthinking this month, to look at things from the perspective that they happened for a reason, and not punish yourself for not seeing something clearly sooner. You are everywhere you are supposed to be, and nowhere you are not, Aquarius.
The Full Moon this month is occurring in your sign on August 11, and you are seeing some powerful culminations appear in your life in mid-August. You are being ushered into light and away from any density you have been feeling in your life, and sometimes this means letting go of something you once thought was supportive of your journey. Give yourself the space and freedom to trust your path, and not judge yourself in this process. All is well.
You are moving forward fearlessly this month, Pisces. August is a month of aligning with your strength and taking intentional action toward your goals. Ask yourself this month, “What would I do if I knew I was supported?” Then allow yourself the freedom to do just that, aligning with the love and empowerment of your heart. You are breaking new ground this month and overcoming previous challenges and obstacles, Pisces.
Mars moves into your 4th house of home and family where it will remain from August 2022 to March 2023, and you are putting the extra effort into your safe spaces and close loved ones during this time. You are entering a new journey where there is more energy and activity in the home, and your passion is flowing towards what feels safe and secure to you. With a New Moon in your opposite sign of Virgo before the month ends on August 27, the people who nurture and support your heart are coming in to make it known to you in August.
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It’s that time of the month again to check out what’s coming to a couple of our favorite streaming networks this August. Today, on the first day of August, Netflix is hitting us with some ‘90s classics such as Above the Rim and all three Men in Black films. For HBO Max, you can finally catch season two of the Issa Rae-produced reality series Sweet Life: Los Angelesand the exotic male dance flick Chocolate City. Love & Basketballwill be streamed on both Netflix and HBO Max.
Check out what else is available to stream for the month.
28 Days (2000)
8 Mile (2002)
Above the Rim (1994)
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Big Tree City Season 1 – Netflix Original Kids
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Constantine (2005)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Footloose (2011)
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Love & Basketball (2000)
Made of Honor (2008)
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Monster-in-Law (2005)
No Strings Attached (2011)
Pawn Stars Season 13
Polly Pocket Season 4—Part 2
She's Funny That Way (2015)
Space Jam (1996)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The Age of Adaline (2015)
The Town (2010)
Top Gear Seasons 29-30
Tower Heist (2011)
Woman in Gold (2015)
Flight (2012)
Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow Will Be Worse (2022)—Netflix Original Stand-up Special
Buba (2022) – Netflix Original Film
Clusterf**k: Woodstock '99 (2022) Netflix Original Documentary
Don't Blame Karma! (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Endless Night Season 1
Good Morning, Verônica Season 2—Netflix Original Series
KAKEGURUI TWIN Season 1—Netflix Original Anime
Lady Tamara Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Never Give Up Season 1 (new episodes weekly)
Super Giant Brothers Season 1—Netflix Original Family
Wedding Season (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Carter (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Darlings (2022) Netflix Original Film
Lockdown (2022)
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2022—Netflix Original Kids
Skyfall (2012)
Team Zenko Go Season 2—Netflix Original Kids
The Informer (2019)
The Sandman Season 1—Netflix Original
Reclaim (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Riverdale Season 6
Code Name: Emperor (2022)—Netflix Original Film
I Just Killed My Dad (2022)—Netflix Original Documentary
The Nice Guys (2016)
Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist (2022)—Netflix Original Movie
Heartsong (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Indian Matchmaking Season 2—Netflix Original Series
Instant Dream Home Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Iron Chef Brazil Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Locke & Key Season 3—Netflix Original Series
Office Invasion (2022)
School Tales The Series Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Dope (2015)
Dota: Dragon's Blood Season 3—Netflix Original Anime
Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (2022)—Netflix Original Documentary
13: The Musical (2022)—Netflix Original Film
A Model Family Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Day Shift (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Never Have I Ever Season 3—Netflix Original Series
Ancient Aliens Season 4
Deepa & Anoop Season 1—Netflix Original Kids
Learn to Swim (2021)
Untold Season 2—Netflix Original Documentary
High Heat Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Junior Baking Show Season 6—Netflix Original Kids
Look Both Ways (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Royalteen (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Unsuspicious Season 1—Netflix Original Series
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season 3—Netflix Original Kids
Inside the Mind of a Cat (2022—Netflix Original Documentary
Tekken: Bloodline Season 1—Netflix Original Anime
Echoes—Netflix Original Series
Glow Up Season 4—Netflix Original Series
Kleo Season 1—Netflix Original Series
The Cuphead Show! Season 2—Netflix Original Family
The Girl in the Mirror Season 1—Netflix Original Series
The Next 365 Days (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Uncharted (2022)
Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar (2022—Netflix Original Film
A Cowgirl's Song (2022)
Chad and JT Go Deep Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Lost Ollie—Netflix Original Series
Mo Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Queer Eye: Brazil Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Selling the OC Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Under Fire Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Watch Out, We're Mad (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Angry Birds: Summer Madness Season 3—Netflix Original Kids
History 101 Season 2—Netflix Original Series
Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure Season 1—Netflix Original Anime
That's Amor (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Disobedience (2017)
Drive Hard: The Maloof Way Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Loving Adults (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Ludik Season 1—Netflix Original Series
Me Time (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Seoul Vibe (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Under Her Control (2022)—Netflix Original Film
Might Express Season 7—Netflix Original Kids
I AM A KILLER Season 3—Netflix Original Documentary
Club América vs Club América—Netflix Original Documentary
Family Secrets Season 1—Netflix Original Series
I Came By (2022)—Netflix Original Film
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III, 2013 (HBO)
A Most Violent Year, 2015 (HBO)
Amy, 2015 (HBO)
Barely Lethal, 2015 (HBO)
Belle, 2013 (HBO)
Biker Boyz, 2003 (HBO)
Blow Out, 1981 (HBO)
Blue Velvet, 1986 (HBO)
Bug, 2007 (HBO)
Cadillac Man, 1990 (HBO)
Charlie's Angels, 2000
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 2003
Chasing Papi, 2003 (HBO)
Children of a Lesser God, 1986 (HBO)
Chocolate City, 2015 (HBO)
Colors, 1988 (HBO)
Damien Omen II, 1978 (HBO)
Dark Places, 2015 (HBO)
Days of Being Wild, 1990
DC Showcases Short: Constantine – The House of Mystery, 2022
Enemy, 2014 (HBO)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask, 1972 (HBO)
Ex Machina, 2015 (HBO)
Fantastic Voyage, 1966 (HBO)
Fighting, 2009 (HBO)
From Hell, 2001 (HBO)
Garfield, 2004 (HBO)
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, 2006 (HBO) Extended Version
Gaslight, 1944
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, 1999
Ginger & Rosa, 2012 (HBO)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, 2008 (HBO)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, 2017 (HBO)
Industry, Season 2 Premiere (HBO)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1978 (HBO)
Ivanhoe, 1952
Jeff, Who Lives at Home, 2011 (HBO)
Laggies, 2014 (HBO)
Late August, Early September, 1998
Lean on Pete, 2017 (HBO)
Life After Beth, 2014 (HBO)
Lions for Lambs, 2007 (HBO)
Little Men, 2016 (HBO)
Little Women, 1994
Locke, 2013 (HBO)
Love & Basketball, 2000
Man of the Year, 2006 (HBO)
Miles Ahead, 2016
Mississippi Grind, 2015 (HBO)
Mojave, 2015 (HBO)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 2016 (HBO)
Mystic Pizza, 1988 (HBO)
Objective, Burma!, 1945
Obvious Child, 2014 (HBO)
Original Cast Album: Company, 1970
Out of the Past, 1947
Remember, 2016 (HBO)
Revenge of the Green Dragons, 2014 (HBO)
Slow West, 2015 (HBO)
Son of a Gun, 2014 (HBO)
Source Code, 2011
Stardust, 2007 (HBO)
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Will Packer’s series Ready To Love is back and this time it’s getting muy caliente. The sixth season of Ready To Love headed down to Miami for some sun, sand, and romance. Twenty melanated singles, 10 women and 10 men come together to fall in love and find their soulmates in this social experiment. With host Tommy Miles as their guide, the cast members have to step out of their comfort zones and build connections with others in order to truly find their perfect match or weed out the ones that aren’t committed to the process. In the premiere episode, the cast comes together to mix and mingle at a pool party in a luxurious mansion. While people start trickling into the party, the connections began forming.
However, when Tommy joined them, he reminded everyone that while they are enjoying the process, two people are going home at the end of the night.
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There were some one-on-one connections that looked promising and then there was Justice. The 42-year-old event planner was a crowd favorite at the party. Many of the ladies such as April, Tranika, Lunie, and more were all trying to get his attention during the mixer and so he is sure to keep fans on their toes this season.
Here are some one-on-one connections to watch (light spoilers are ahead):
This budding couple was all smiles during their conversation. And during her confessional, Lunie, 36, shared that Sampson, 48, had been consistent and put in the effort in trying to get to know her, which is what she liked.
Jamala, 33, described her connection with Randall, 36, as “magnetic.” Randall also gushed over Jamala calling her “gorgeous” and he admitted he had his eye on her as soon as she walked in the door.
LJ and Shakyra seemed to connect on a variety of levels. They both have kids and they both have been single for three years. LJ is a 33-year-old singer from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Shakyra is a 37-year-old media host/ model from Brooklyn, NY. And while they looked chummy with one another, Shakyra did mention that she typically doesn't date men younger than her.
At the end of the party, Sean was eliminated after failing to make genuine connections with the ladies. Sheresse and Dominka were also on the chopping block but were both spared.
So far, this season looks to be an entertaining one. Let’s hope there are some true love connections.
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