I'm somewhere between a mix of a movies list queen and a little bit of Oprah. I'm based in Los Angeles-based and love to write, host radio shows, and dabble in inspirational speaking. I've done some work with NPR's KCRW, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Blavity and PilatesStyle Magazine. In addition to writing for Bustle, I'm also the creator of TheRefreshMovement.com and will be premiering my website Amen2dat.com in 2019.

14 Black Indie Films From This Year That Have Something Vital To Say

Taking in independent films is a great way to diversify your media consumption, and step outside of the mainstream. Often times, independent films provide the space for filmmakers, producers, and screenwriters to tell stories that represent people…
By Amen Oyiboke

12 Black Family Holiday Films To Watch With Your Loved Ones This Season

It's time for a table full of food and laughter with the big game playing in the background, exchanging presents with the people you love the most, and cozy nights inside. It's also the time to watch movies with the fam-bam! I've said this before,…
By Amen Oyiboke

This New Crime Drama Gives Grieving Parents The Chance To Get Revenge

River Runs Red is an intense thriller that gives the parents of people who've been killed in police-related shootings an opportunity to get not just justice, but revenge. The movie, which premieres Nov. 9 in select theaters and on demand, focuses on…
By Amen Oyiboke

14 Hilary Lines From ‘Fresh Prince’ That Prove She Low-Key Was The Funniest Banks

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is inarguably one of the most enduring sitcoms of the '90s. Starring Will Smith, the show is also a staple for the Black community because of its reliability and representation of a loving, successful family. The show is…
By Amen Oyiboke

21 Movies You Definitely Watched In Elementary School Whenever You Had A Substitute Teacher

There was nothing like getting to school and finding out that you had a substitute teacher. It only meant one thing: a break from regular programming. When you were a kid, sometimes having a sub even meant that you'd get to watch a movie during…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Rom-Coms With Plus-Size Leads Prove Rebel Wilson's Claims About Her New Movie So Wrong

Recently, Rebel Wilson told Ellen Degeneres on the host's talk show that she is “proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy,” referring to her upcoming film, Isn’t It Romantic. Yet Wilson's statement wasn't…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Heartwarming Movies You Can Stream To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

It's about time to start gearing up for the holidays. (Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than month away?) Whether you're ready for all the gift giving and family time already or you need to get yourself in the spirit, movies can really help set…
By Amen Oyiboke

16 Underrated Halloween Movies That Will Spice Up Your Annual Fright Fest Marathon

We're just a few days away from the scariest day of the year. And Halloween is the best time to overload on horror movies. While you can marathon the greatest hits from infamous killers like Jason, Michael Myers, or Freddy Krueger, they aren't the…
By Amen Oyiboke

14 Movies That Explore Black Love In All Its Forms

Romantic comedies and dramas are come in all different forms, but movies such as Brown Sugar, Moonlight and Jason's Lyric challenge viewers specifically to see and understand their visions of what Black love and social life can be. As minorities,…
By Amen Oyiboke

16 Movie Halloween Party Themes That Will Make You The Most Creative Host Ever

Halloween season is a great time to get creative. Whether you're exercising your imagination for costume ideas or party themes, 'tis the season to get creepily genius. And if you're a film buff, you can draw some inspiration from some of your…
By Amen Oyiboke

These 15 Haunted House Movies May Scare You Out Of Your Own Home

Ever watched a scary movie at home and then automatically jumped at every tiny noise you heard afterwards? Yeah, scary movies can definitely have you paranoid about your space — especially if that movie is about a haunted house. If you're easily…
By Amen Oyiboke

12 DCOMS To Rewatch This Halloween For Maximum Spooky Nostalgia

It's pretty fair to say that if you're a millennial, at some point of your adolescence you were a stan for everything Disney. And if you're a mid-to-late '80s or early '90s baby, chances are that the Disney Channel was your go to place for really…
By Amen Oyiboke

16 Movies Written Or Directed By Women That Are Coming Out This Month

Every month is a great opportunity to celebrate women and the strides they're making in the entertainment business. Though it's well known that female filmmakers and screenwriters are vastly underrepresented in the industry, that's exactly why it's…
By Amen Oyiboke

11 Black Animated Movies & Shows That'll Bring You Right Back To Childhood

For many of us, the best childhood entertainment consisted of Saturday morning cartoons. Animated TV shows opened up a world of imagination, and so many of us spent hours indulging in our favorite cartoon shows or movies. Yet while there were a good…
By Amen Oyiboke

If You Loved 'The Nun', Stream These 19 Terrifying Movies Next

If you haven't heard already, Warner Bros.' The Nun set box office records on its opening weekend for The Conjuring franchise. Fans of the horror genre have always gravitated towards sequels and prequels, andThe Nun is both a prequel and the fourth…
By Amen Oyiboke

19 Nostalgic Scary Movies To Stream Right Now — If You're Brave Enough

We're not too far away from the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. The season is upon us, full of goblins, lanterns, ghosts, and candy corn, and retailers are already showing off the Halloween bug by filling store aisles with Halloween candies…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 '90s Movies Streaming Now That'll Get You So Ready For The Fall Season

Fall, aka pumpkin spice latte season, is about to be upon us, and you know what that means? No, not just comfy sweaters and cute hats — it means that it's time to start planning get togethers with your friends where you all hang out, watch movies,…
By Amen Oyiboke

13 Must-See Movies Out This September Written Or Directed By Women

As great and important as it is to see women slay on-screen, it's just as big a deal to see women working behind the scenes writing and directing films. In the entertainment industry, female filmmakers are vastly underrepresented, which is why it's…
By Amen Oyiboke

18 Movies Out Soon Made By Filmmakers Of Color, From 'Crazy Rich Asians' To 'Night School'

As is often said in entertainment, representation matters — and proper representation often happens thanks to the influence of people behind the lens. Perspectives from filmmakers of color are valuable, and by having more people of color working…
By Amen Oyiboke

20 Movies To Stream Now If You've Been Craving A Major Life Change

We've all experienced times in our lives where we feel like we are not progressing and stuck in our current circumstances. We've all asked ourselves where we're going or why we're not succeeding as much as we want, and we all know how hard it can be…
By Amen Oyiboke