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THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Black Panther

Episode 190

Black Panther is taking the theaters by storm and, just like everyone else, we're here to give you our two cents on the film. This week we are joined by Allegra Alvarado who hosts a variety of shows on the Core Temp Arts network (History of Color, Music Ate My Brain & TV Ate My Brain) to discuss the efforts of Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and company to differentiate themselves from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also keep providing the same level of excitement that has had Marvel fans turning out in droves for years.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Triple 9, Landline, Battlestar Galactica, Black Lightning, Harry Potter Series, Greatest Showman, Cloverfield Paradox, Den of Thieves, Black Panther


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TURBO KID Available on Amazon Prime

If you are looking for extra justification for that Amazon Prime membership, TURBO KID is now available.

TURBO KID premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to a strong critical acclaim and racked up multiple awards on the film festival circuit, including: Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, Audience Award at Fantasia, Best Feature Audience Award at Fantaspoa as well as the Saturn Award for Best International Film in 2016.
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