Cosmic Slop

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Cosmic Slop ★★ 1994 (R)

Threepart anthology. “Space Traders,” based on a story by Derrick Bell, finds a fleet of aliens offering to solve all of U.S. society's most pressing social ills if they can have the entire black population in return (for what purpose is never explained). “The First Commandment” features a Catholic priest in a Latino parish who comes up against his parishoners pagan beliefs in Santeria. “Tang,” based on a story by Chester Himes, finds a poor, desperately unhappy married couple dreaming about what they'll do with the rifle mysteriously delivered in a flower carton to their door. 87m/C VHS . Robert Guillaume, Jason Bernard, Nicholas Turturro, Richard Herd, Paula Jai Parker, Chi McBride; D: Reginald (Reggie) Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin, Kevin Sullivan; W: Warrington Hudlin, Trey Ellis, Kyle Baker; C: Peter Deming.