Cinematic Saturdays: Must Sees for the rest of the Summer

With summer officially starting last week, here is a rundown of 5 must see films and tv shows before summer ends in September.

Girls Trip

Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, this movie looks exactly like the typical fun girls trips that my friends and I go on but more exaggerated lol. The movie is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, best known for The Best Man Holiday, and the script is co-written by Black-ish scribe Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. Expected to be released on July 21.

Queen Sugar

With the second season just beginning, Queen Sugar, is a must watch for the summer. Based off the novel written by Natalie Baszile, Queen sugar follows the life of three siblings: two sisters, Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon, a modern woman, who, with her teenaged son Micah, leaves her upscale home in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father; and their brother Ralph Angel a single father struggling with unemployment and an absentee, former drug addict mother of his child.

The show airs on OWN Wednesdays at 10pm.

Baby Driver

Starring the great Jamie Foxx, Baby Driver is a film about a getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus. Edgar Wright’s masterpiece feels like a throwback to heist movies but meshed with his unique sense of humor. Let’s not forget that Baby Driver is also rumored to have one of the best soundtracks this summer since the release of the Furious 8 soundtrack. Aside from thr typical terrible jokes these car chase films have, this movie is a lot of fun and features some of the best stunt driving even over the Furious series.


No, this isn’t a tv show about killer sharks, but rather one about killer women, literally. Starring Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran, Claws is a Dramedy about five women who work at a nail salon in Florida. Not only do they work with nails but they have an out of the ordinary side gig that gets them in more trouble than expected.

The show airs on TNT Sunday nights.


In a time where racial tensions and police violence weigh heavy on the sociopolitical climate, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit feels as if it is happening in modern day. Set during the 5-day-long civil unrest that took over Detroit in the summer of 1967, Detroit centers around the Algiers Motel Incident which led to the deaths of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine others by members of the police and the national guard. The film stars include John Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, and Anthony Mackie. Set to release August 4, 2017.

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