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New on Netflix today! June 24th, 2015

Ready for the black Notting Hill? That's, in a nutshell, what our new movie is today. Only replacing the adorable Englishman with a lowly black police officer, the Hollywood starlet by a Nicki Minaj-esque singer, and all cutesy comedy with some fairly in-your-face melodrama. That sounds bad right? I thought so too. But, surprisingly, this wasn't too shabby. Not particularly special, either, mind you, but not bad. Besides, you also get to see Danny Glover in a movie again for the first time in who knows when. I don't care what anyone says, that guy'll never be too old for this shit.

Movies


Beyond the Lights (2014)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver