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Episode 260 – Black Nocturne

Episode 260 – Black Nocturne
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It’s Blumhouse-ween 2, Y’all!!!

This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl, head over to Jason’s place for a very special Blumhouse-ween 2 to do mini-reviews of the last two Prime Video Blumhouse movies, Black Box and Nocturne. All that and News Bites featuring: Y-The Last Man Casting Changes, Ted Lasso staving off Relegation, and Amazon Prime Video gets shady with what they consider ownership!

Episode Index

Intro: 0:45
Y: The Last Man Production: 4:00
Ted Lasso Season 3: 15:22
Titans Red Hood First Look: 18:37
You Don’t Own Amazon Prime Purchases: 26:14
Black Box Mini-Review: 44:50
Nocturne Mini-Review: 55:08

News Bites

Y: The Last Man’ Starts Production With Cast Changes As Ashley Romans & Olivia Thirlby Join FX On Hulu Series
Ted Lasso’ Renewed For Season 3 By Apple
Titans: First Look at Curran Walters as Red Hood is Here
Amazon Argues Users Don’t Actually Own Purchased Prime Video Content

Black Box (2020)

Summary
“Black Box” is about a man struggling to regain his memory after surviving a tragic car accident. Desperate to return to his former self while trying to raise his daughter, he receives an experimental treatment that helps him probe into a past which suddenly feels too dark to be his own.

Cast

Mamoudou Athie as Nolan Wright
Phylicia Rashad as Dr. Lilian Brooks
Amanda Christine as Ava Wright
Tosin Morohunfola as Dr. Gary Yeboah
Troy James as Backwards Man
Charmaine Bingwa as Miranda Brooks
Donald Watkins as Thomas Brooks

Crew

Directed by
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.

Produced by
John H. Brister

Screenplay by
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.
Stephen Herman

Story by
Stephen Herman

Music by
Brandon Roberts

Cinematography
Hilda Mercado

Edited by
Glenn Garland

Production

Production Companies
Blumhouse Television
Black Bar Mitzvah

Distributed by
Amazon Studios

Release Date
October 6, 2020

Running Time
100 minutes

Budget < $10 million

Filming

In February 2020, it was announced Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola and Troy James, had joined the cast of the film, with Jason Blum producing under his Blumhouse Television banner, with Amazon Studios distributing. The film is the first in an 8-part deal Blumhouse has with Amazon Studios. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 75% based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 6.38/10. The site’s critics consensus reads, “An intriguing debut for writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Black Box compensates for a lack of surprises with strong performances and an emotionally rewarding story.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

Nocturne (2020)

Summary

Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.

Cast

Sydney Sweeney as Juliet
Madison Iseman as Vivian
Jacques Colimon as Max
Ivan Shaw as Dr. Henry Cask
Julie Benz as Cassie
Brandon Keener as David
JoNell Kennedy as Music Department Head

Crew

Directed by
Zu Quirke

Written by
Zu Quirke

Music by
Gazelle Twin

Cinematography
Carmen Cabana

Edited by
Andrew Drazek

Production

Production Company
Blumhouse Television

Distributed by
Amazon Studios

Release Date
October 13, 2020 (United States)

Running Time
90 minutes

Filming

In September 2019, it was announced that Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon and Ivan Shaw had joined the cast of the film, with Zu Quirke writing and directing in her directorial debut. Jason Blum will serve as a producer under his Blumhouse Television banner, with Amazon Studios distributing. Principal photography began that same month.

In October of 2020, the rest of the cast was announced, including Julie Benz, Brandon Keener, JoNell Kennedy, and others.

Reception

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 59% based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website’s critics consensus reads: “Nocturne’s thought-provoking themes find themselves at odds with its genre ingredients, resulting in a mild blend that isn’t quite pulpy enough.” On Metacritic has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on nine critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

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