Black Time Nerd Theatre

Once a month, Charlie Biggs looks at old black movies and gives his impressions of them. Suggestions can be sent to charliebiggs@alarmedshow.com. Film must be at least ten years old, feature an all- or mostly-black cast or a prominent black character.


Everything Wrong With Blade: Trinity

When I reviewed Blade: Trinity for Black Time Nerd Theater way back when, I don’t think I fully conveyed how completely botched and, dare I say, unnecessary that movie was. We all love Ryan Reynolds now for his portrayal of Deadpool (and I’ll admit it’s a damn good movie), but before that we had a […]


Ali

In 1962, heavyweight boxing champion Charles “Sonny” Liston had established himself as the biggest, baddest fighter in the world, having put down his predecessor, Floyd Patterson, in the first round in two separate bouts. Not only could most boxers not stand up to his raw power, he was also very intimidating, a glowering, ferocious giant […]


Getting Played

I wanted a challenge for this month’s Black TNT. Any idiot can sit down and review a movie everybody knows, like Glory, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, or Belly. It takes some real due diligence to track down a lesser-known flick like A Piece of the Action. Some of these lesser-known flicks I’ve reviewed tend […]


A Diva’s Christmas Carol

I love Christmas. Even when I’m feeling down around the holiday season, there’s something about it that gets me into the spirit. In fact, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t like the holidays. Christmas is also the time for traditions; after all, what would Christmas be without an adaptation of […]