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November 19, 2012

Movie Mondays: “They Die By Dawn”

Starring: Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Isaiah Washington

Genre: Spaghetti western, of the black cowboy variety

I can’t lie, I’ve sincerely been excited for Tarantino’s “Django Unchained" for a little while now. And I fully intend to see it before we make it to 2013. But a set of black Western gifs (including one of Ms. Badu) piqued my interest last week. After some sleuthing—nope, I’m kidding, it was just a Google search of "Erykah Badu" + "black cowboy"—I came across the trailer for "They Die By Dawn," a new film written and directed by musician and media-man Jeymes Samuel. The film centers on four cowboys (Williams, Washington, with Nate Parker and Jesse Williams) “in a town with no rules,” playing a dangerous game for a potential huge payoff.

How’s it look to you? If you’re into it, who are you most looking forward to seeing on screen?