da 5 bloods cast

Da 5 Bloods, the latest Spike Lee Joint, has won considerable acclaim for its cast, particularly the performance from Delroy Lindo as a Trump-voting Vietnam vet with PTSD. But at one time, the cast of Lee’s latest movie would’ve looked very different. And while it’s safe to say that the film ended up with the right cast in the end, it’s hard not to daydream about what could’ve been – a film that would’ve featured Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, and more.

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da 5 bloods playlist

In case you forgot (there’s a lot going on right now), we’re getting a new Spike Lee Joint this week, and that’s exciting. Lee’s Da 5 Bloods arrives on Netflix this Friday, telling the story of four African-American Vietnam veterans who return to Vietnam on a mission to retrieve the body of their Squad Leader – and some buried gold, too. Ahead of the film’s release, Lee dropped Da 5 Bloods playlist on Spotify, featuring music from the film and tracks of Lee himself talking about the project.

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Netflix Black Lives Matter Collection

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a powerful statement that is making an impact around the world. Millions are marching in solidarity, and it has many amplifying the voices of black creators who have been frequently pushed by the wayside. That includes black filmmakers, and Netflix is working to ensure that people searching for something to watch on their streaming service are able to find something more than just The Help in order to broaden their perspective on what it means to be black.

Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes is supporting Pride Month in June by creating a new LGBTQ hub called Rainbow Tomatoes, featuring movie guides and editorials spotlighting the best and most poignant LGBTQ stories in film and television. Get more details on both of these diverse efforts below. Read More »

da 5 bloods review

Like a blast of dynamite, like a punch to the gut, here comes Da 5 Bloods, the new Spike Lee Joint that arrives during a month when protests against violence aimed at Black lives continue to spread throughout the country. Lee made his film before the current climate, but in many ways, it feels almost prescient as it deals with African-Americans fighting for rights they’ve been denied for centuries. It’s not a preachy film, but it is underscored with the undeniable acknowledgment of that fight. “We been dying for this country from the very get, hoping one day they’d give us our rightful place,” says a character played by Chadwick Boseman. “All they give us is a foot up our ass.”

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da 5 bloods posters

A new Spike Lee joint is always worth getting excited about, but to have one arrive now, at this particular time, seems essential. Lee’s latest, Da Five Bloods, is hitting Netflix next week, and ahead of that streaming release, several fantastic new posters have found their way online. You can see the posters, along with some words from Lee, below.

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da 5 bloods release date

With movie theaters out of commission as quarantine stretches on, it was unknown when we’d see the new Spike Lee joint. But the BlacKkKlansman director always keeps us on our toes — announcing the surprise release of his new war drama, Da 5 Bloods, on Netflix. Lee took to Twitter to announce the Da 5 Bloods release date, which will be premiering globally on the streamer this June.

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da 5 bloods cast

Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods has just added two The Wire alums to its star-studded cast. Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of the Netflix Vietnam War film, which already stars Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Joining them in the Da 5 Bloods cast are Norm LewisMélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen.

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Chadwick Boseman to Star in Da 5 Bloods

Director Spike Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman have been riding quite the wave throughout awards season. Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it also landed him a Best Director nomination. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman is the star of the Best Picture nominated Black Panther, which earned six other noms. Now the two are teaming up for a new project at Netflix called Da 5 Bloods. Read More »