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16 Movies Releasing In 2021 That’ll Excite The Real ’90s Kids



2021 movies list for 90s kids

*sings* Will the real ’90s kids please stand up, please stand up! Listen Linda … last year we got a spectacular remake of Aladdin, as well as a new Toy Story film, a remake of The Lion King, and even a live-action Mulan film. This year we’re getting a few more movies that are inspired by movies, tv shows and even music, from our childhood and I’m super excited! So you know I had to make a list of all the movies releasing in 2021 for us (real) ’90s kids. (Not the fake ones born after ’95 claiming the year like they about this life!)

Here’s A List Of Movies Releasing In 2021 For The Real ’90s Kids

Note: Due to Covid, release dates are subject to change this year, as well as where these movies will be releasing. I’ll try to post as many updates as my two hands can throughout the year, but please know that this is just meant to be a list to keep these movies on your radar and that information can and may change.


black movies 2021 Salt N Pepa movie

Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop, after recording a song for their friend Hurby Azor. The movie follows the group as they become the first female rap act to go platinum and experience ground-breaking success with multiple awards.

Release Date: Jan 23, 2021

Watch it on: Lifetime



Cinderella 2021 movie

Cinderella is an upcoming American musical romantic comedy film based on the fairy tale of the same name.

Release Date: Feb 5, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Tom and Jerry

2021 movies list for 90s kids Tom and Jerry

Tom & Jerry is a 2021 American live-action/computer-animated slapstick comedy film based on the characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is directed by Tim Story and written by Kevin Costello.

Release Date: Feb 26, 2021


Watch it: HBO Max

Coming 2 America

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Coming 2 America is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Craig Brewer, from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and a story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

Release Date: Mar 5, 2021

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat is a mysterious, intergalactic tournament of ancient martial arts. Shaolin Monk Liu Kang, from Earth, gets invited as a competitor.


Release Date: Apr 16, 2021

Watch it on: HBO Max


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A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW.

Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Release Date: May 21, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


F9: Fast and Furious 9

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Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered his forsaken brother.

Release Date: May 28, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


2021 movies list for 90s kids CRUELLA

A live-action feature film following the evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from the Disney film, “101 Dalmatians’.

Release Date: May 28, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


In the Heights

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In The Heights explores three days in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights.

Release Date: Jun 18, 2021

Watch it: HBO Max

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and a family secret legacy.

Release Date: Jul 8, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


Space Jam: A New Legacy

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NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Watch it on: HBO Max


2021 movies list for 90s kids Candyman poster
In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

Release Date: Aug 27, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

The Addams Family 2

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The further adventures of Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday and the rest of the Addams family.


Release Date: Oct 8, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog is an upcoming live-action/computer-animated family comedy film directed by Walt Becker from a screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn and Blaise Hemingway, and a story by Justin Malen and Ellen Rapoport, based on the children’s book series of the same name by Norman Bridwell.

Release Date: Nov 5, 2021

Watch it: in theaters


West Side Story

West Side Story

Two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds fall in love in 1950s New York City.

Release Date: Dec 10, 2021

Watch it: in theaters

Matrix 4

The Matrix 4 is an upcoming American science fiction action film and the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise. The film is produced, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who co-directed and co-wrote three of the previous films with her sister Lilly.

Release Date: Dec 22, 2021


Watch it: in theaters

And that’s that!

I’m super excited to watch and cover these films this year, so I hope things don’t change too much. But as we’ve already seen this year, 2021 is going to be another super unpredictable year, so I’m just gonna watch all the movies I can and not complain.

P.s – Last year was my first year really paying attention to movies and tv shows with a “critic” lens, so here’s every movie from 2020 that I watched as well as every tv show I watched in 2020.

And if you’re looking for more movies to watch this year (if you’re Black) you can check out this list. Of course, there’s also a list of movies to watch with your family this year on our sister site Popcorn and Tater Tots.


Which movies are you excited to see this year?

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.

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If You Can Get Past All The Fuckery In Peacemaker Episode 1 (Including Some Racism) You’re In For A Wild Explosive Finish



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But again … that’s only if you can make it to the end of episode 1 of HBO Max’s new DC Comics “Peacemaker” series.

Which if I’m being honest, is a little hard to do.

I finally started the series last night, and I was a little surprised that it’s not as “light” as The Suicide Squad movie, which I loved.

While the movie was incredibly funny — because it was incredibly foolish, this series feels a tad bit more serious.

Episode 1 starts us off with one of my favorite comedy actors, Rizwan Manji (who I loved in Perfect Harmony), and for those first few minutes I thought we were getting a silly series similar to The Suicide Squad.


But something feels different about this. What exactly? Keep reading to find out.

Peacemaker Episode 1 Review

Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t seen Peacemaker episode 1 yet, this recap will spoil things a bit. Not much, so if you don’t mind small spoilers, you can totally read this. But if you loathe all kinds of spoilers, bookmark this joint and wait until you’ve seen the episode.

So, is it seeing John Cena’s bare ass on screen, in a hospital robe, that bothers me?

Of course not.

Despite me not liking the Peacemaker character, and not being attracted to the former wrestler, seeing his bare ass on screen isn’t what bothers me.

It’s also not the Black girl working at the hospital being a snitch.

Okay, okay fine. That bothered me a little bit.

But not as much as that foolish ass dance in the title sequence.


However, none of those bother me like hearing Danielle Brooks’ character Leota Adebayo say pussy over and over again.


Because if you watched Orange is the New Black, you remember how similar the words pussy and the name of her good friend Poussey sound!

And I’m still not over her death in the show. So yeah, that triggered a lot of feelings.

And on top of that, her character is married to a woman?

I’m a little tired of folks casting straight actors as gay characters, as if there aren’t any actual gay actors in the world?

But that’s another argument for another day. That you can expect to see soon, because I just watched Eternals and of course it’s the same shit there.


Anywho … the humor I thought would be in this, doesn’t hit like it did in The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad was wild, and that’s what made it so intriguing to me. Although everything in the movie felt stupid, I could tell it all had a purpose. And it was SO damn insane that it made me laugh.

But I don’t get those same feelings from Peacemaker episode 1.

So when they made it absolutely clear that Peacemaker’s dad (played by Robert Patrick) is in fact racist.

Not just slightly racist because he says fucked up shit. No, no he’s actually racist!

That’s where it all went downhill for me.

And when Mr. Racist laughed at the story about Bloodsport being bitten by rats as a child, I lost it. Sir literally nearly died from laughter, and I just can’t.


I’m sensitive about kids and the way they’re treated. Can you tell?

So even though we learn that Peacemaker’s dad makes his helmets, and they all have special abilities, the racism is hard to get past.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bothered by how much people love throwing racism into tv shows that are meant to be “funny”.

I know James Gunn does crazy shit, and everyone loves him for it, but racism is hard to ignore when you’re Black.

I also get that he’s probably not making these series for me … or for us … so that’s another thing to take into consideration. White folks don’t get triggered by racism.

So racism, on top of an inhuman female killer machine, or whatever that “girl” was at the end, is a bit too much for my scary ass.


But the wicked cool explosion at the end almost makes cringing through this worthwhile.


I’m still not fully convinced that I should continue watching this, because the bone breaking sound effects feel like they belong in a horror film, and we all know how much I hate those.

But despite the fact that I’m easily frightened, hate horrors and thrillers, and hate seeing blood. There’s something so creative about the way James Gunn approaches explosions, that always excites me.

So the ending of episode 1 was kind of amazing. And exactly what I was hoping this series would be. The ending felt like The Suicide Squad, and I want more of that.

I’m just not sure this entire series is gonna be worth the watch. Because if I have to suffer through an entire 40+ minute episode just for a single, captivating moment that truly excites me, this one ain’t for me.

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Issa Rae Sent Fans On A Scavenger Hunt Throughout Inglewood To Celebrate ‘Insecure’ Final Season



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If you’re an Insecure fan, then chances are … you’ve already seen the final season!

I haven’t but I know you have!

But what you probably haven’t seen is this cute video showcasing the scavenger hunt Issa sent fans on throughout Inglewood, California to celebrate Insecure’s final season! It actually looks pretty freaking cool!

So what was this ‘Insecure’ scavenger hunt (that I wasn’t invited to) all about?

Well … Issa Rae’s Audio Everywhere Company, Raedio, partnered with Community (an innovative text message marketing platform) on a first-of-its-kind live scavenger hunt activation.

The viral video creation agency, Keithcity Group (known for creating Bill Nye’s viral Tik Toks) planned and executed the videography of the event, as well as the post-event reel.


The scavenger hunt, designed for Insecure superfans to celebrate the show’s final season (and featuring a final soundtrack produced by Raedio), took place in Inglewood, California, last month. Last freaking month! And yet nobody told me? I coulda used an excuse to visit Cali last month man!

Anywho … Fans received exclusive Insecure-themed messages and videos via text that led them to several landmark locations and small businesses spotlighted in Rae’s hit HBO show.

The scavenger hunt culminated in a private immersive experience.

The Insecure Final Season Scavenger Hunt …

  • Took fans to black-owned businesses in Leimert Park and businesses featured on Insecure, including the place Rae tried to make a difference in the Inglewood Community during the first half of the series.
  • Gifted Raedio prizes to fans, such as hand sanitizer, t-shirts, and tote bags upon arrival at different locations.
  • Spotlighted The Coffee Shop co-owned by Issa Rae, and upon arrival, fans found the QR code that led them to a clue about the second location via text message.
  • Culminated with a private event where fans got to hear the season five soundtrack, produced by Raedio. Music artists featured on the soundtrack, like B.K. Habermehl and Josh Levi, also attended this private event.

So yeah, it sounds pretty cool, and a really special way for fans to celebrate a show they loved! I’m hoping we get more events like this in 2022. That I get invited too. Just saying.

Here’s a sneak peek of what the scavenger hunt was like …

All 5 seasons of Insecure are now streaming on HBO Max.

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8 Of The Best Quotes From Dune



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Listen, if you haven’t seen the new Dune film yet … I’m sorry, but you missed out! The moment it comes back on HBO Max you better RUN! I’m still shocked at how much I enjoyed it, and I watched it at home! And if I’m being completely honest, I’m still kicking myself for not seeing it in theaters.

However, while watching the Dune movie on HBO Max, I couldn’t help but notice these quotes. These quotes are my absolute fave so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Here Are The Best Quotes From The “Dune” Movie

“If you want it, make me give it to you.”

“Dreams make good stories. But everything important happens when we’re awake.”

“You fight when necessity rises no matter the mood.”

“They’re not human they’re brutal.”

“Don’t be too sure it’s an act of love.”

“You dismiss my mother in her own house.”

“So much potential wasted in a male.”

“Should we remove them, save the water?”

Are any of these quotes above your favorite? Did I miss a good one that you loved?

If so, leave your favorite quotes in the comments below!

Dune is no longer streaming on HBO Max, but it’ll be back soon!

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