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James Baldwin: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ (Official Trailer)


“In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.”

“One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

In theaters February 3rd
IAMNOTYOURNEGROFILM.COM

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Africa: This Magnificent African Cake (Documentary)

Appropriate title, seeing as how the Europeans did in fact cut up The Motherland like cake. Check out Episode 6 of the “Africa” documentary series, “This Magnificent African Cake,” and you will see.

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Alien: Covenant (Trailer)

Amazing! One of those lifelong, decades-strong franchises that Hollywood seems to really love… This is the latest “Alien” installment. In theaters May 19, 2017.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with “Alien: Covenant,” a new chapter in his groundbreaking “Alien” franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

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Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (Festival Trailer)

I never set out to convert anybody. In my quest, some of them ended up converting themselves.
Daryl Davis

So, go on and plan on watching the trailer above TWICE, because the first run will likely leave you breathless. This is the award-winning documentary about a Black musician, Daryl Davis, who befriends and engages members of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists in an extended dialog about race, hate, and how we can get past it. Turns out this all started as a bold an simple measure to get the KKK’s answer to this question: “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?”

(Davis’ dialogs with Klan members have been so powerful that several members ultimately left the organization. You MUST watch!)

“Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America” comes to PBS on February 13, 2017.

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ESPN’s 30 For 30: Nature Boy (Teaser Trailer)

Finally… The R… oh wait, that’s another pro wrestler’s schtick. Ha!

But wrestling fans might be feeling like “finally” when the kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing, limousine-riding, jet-flying son of a gun gets his 30 For 30 shine on ESPN. Watch the teaser above for the ESPN documentary for The Nature Boy Ric Flair. Wooooooooo!

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Blade Runner 2049 (Teaser Trailer)

Okay, there is enough time to watch the original “Blade Runner” (with Harrison Ford) starting now… because October 6, 2017, the story continues.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

“Blade Runner 2049” also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

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The World’s First Male Sex Doll (Video)

Ooookay. VICE’s Karley Sciortino is taking girls “playing with dolls” to a whole other level! Getting mighty cozy with the concept in this documentary episode exploring the making of male sex dolls for women.

Because, you know, gender equality.

(Hahaa! Karley, though. Got an undeniable sexy about her, right? Just saying, she probably does not need to go the doll route. Surely there is a real ‘plaything’ out here that will gladly play with her… Errr… Just watch.)

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The Boyfriend Experience: In Japan, A Woman Can Even Rent A Man That Will Come Sit & Cry With Her (Video)

So the ‘Boyfriends For Hire’ business is still strong in Japan. We hipped y’all to it over three years ago on here. This is a next step. Sure, you can rent a boyfriend in Japan, but what about the elements expected of a longer-term bond? What if Japanese women could experience feelings usually borne of deeper bonds… without the being bound to a partner part? And do it a la carte? Would that be worth something?

Yeah, about $65 per hour. Yep, at least that’s what a ‘Handsome Weeping Boy’ will cost in Japan.

Watch.

(Full disclosure: VICE finds some cute correspondents. Like this Karley Sciortino. Them legs, too. Just saying.)

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The Birth of Saké (Documentary)

The award-winning documentary “The Birth of Saké” balances the physical labors of saké-making with the brewery workers’ personal stories and private sacrifices.

Incredible! This documentary is about a tradition, an art, craftsmanship, a lifestyle, a family business, a journey of self-discovery and appreciation and so much more brought to us by Japanese-American documentarian Erik Shirai. Turns out that Saké is waaaay more than fancy rice wine. The story’s telling – in “The Birth of Saké” – does involve a lot of cups of it though. The best!

In Japan, it’s such a normal thing to be an artisan, to dedicate your entire life to one craft and to be really good at it, so much so that Japanese people don’t find it interesting. But I was able to understand the culture, but also see it from a different perspective and really appreciate it. Hanging out [at the Tedorigawa brewery] for such a long period of time helped me realize that the Japanese culture is very embedded in who I am, in my aesthetics, my values, and how I see the world.- Erik Shirai

Check out the trailer above. Catch it on Netflix. More on the documentary at NBC News online.

MORE: THE BIRTH OF SAKE (NBCNEWS.COM)

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ROGUE ONE : A ‘Star Wars’ Story Review We Definitely Co-Sign (Video)

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— Jay Force (@Jayforce) December 16, 2016

Dunkirk (Trailer)

Christopher Nolan has some award-winning movies in the theatrical trophy case already – “Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy. But this “Dunkirk” is looking EPIC! And we will get a look at it in theaters July 21, 2017. To whet appetites for the war film, Warner Bros. dropped off this trailer. Bet money this won’t be your run-of-the-mill war period piece. Believe that!

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Haiti & ‘The Forgotten Occupation’ (Trailer)

Damn. Just damn. When we look at ‘poor Haiti’ from America, we should hold more rage in our hearts than pity. The U.S. have just done wrong by that Black nation. WRONG!

In 1915, more than a century after having eradicated slavery from their country, the people of Haiti suddenly find themselves the victims of a brutal American occupation, reigniting an all too familiar past for the proud, independent nation.

Watch the trailer for “The Forgotten Occupation” above. Shout to Radio Rebel Tayla Andrè for sharing. For more info, check out TheForgottenOccupation.com.

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Assassin’s Creed: “Cafeteria” Clip (Teaser)

Nice! Michael K. Williams is right in the middle of things in this upcoming video-game-come-to-screen flick “Assassin’s Creed.” Michael Fassbender plays the lead, but in the teaser above, we are allowed to see the character played by Michael K. figuring prominently in the plot. Both are descended from members of an ancient assassins guild (per the movie namesake’s game franchise’s backstory), but how the characters are pieced together… for or against each other… Well, that’s what the ticket purchase will be for, right?

That, and all the azz-kickery that is sure to be in the movie; given the trailer (we posted on here earlier). “Assassin’s Creed” hits theater screens December 21, 2016.

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The Fate of the Furious (Trailer)

Have you SEEN the new Fast & Furious sequel (“The Fate of the Furious”) trailer? More to the point, have you spent the requisite amount of time hollering at the screen as the trailer played like, “OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, SHEEEEEEIIIIIIT!!” yet? Because that is what this is. Looks like some mighty fine buttery popcorn watching. RIP to Paul Walker, but fans ought to wonder if Brian O’Connor (or his memory) will somehow ‘bring Dom back’ to the family.

DOPE trailer. Watch!

(New evil cute chick spotted! And don’t you wanna see a Jason Statham vs. Dwayne Johnson vs. Vin Diesel three-way scrap… or is that just us??)

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ESPN’s 30 For 30: This Was The XFL (Trailer)

This trailer is intriguing. Check it out.

ESPN, the world’s sports leader, is going to do a documentary on the XFL, the failed football league borne of and bearing more than a slight resemblance to Vince McMahon’s leading sports entertainment franchise, World Wrestling Entertainment. Any televised sport has to be entertaining enough to bring eyeballs and ad revenue, right? So maybe Vince thought he could put out an entertaining football program with no sweat. Whatever the motivations and machinations behind the result and resulting demise, we should learn something watching this 30 For 30.

(Speaking of learning something… Do you know what XFL stood for? Answer: It was NOT Xtreme Football League! It was not an acronym at all. Learned something already, huh?)

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The Circle (Trailer)

Dammit, Tom Hanks! Just when we were starting to see the upside of using drones more, here you come with the spin… And why not give us some creepy ‘watching you’ music to make this Orwell cocktail go down all the more eerily. “The Circle” trailer above. Wow. Emma Watson, watch yourself. Hanks’ easygoing help mankind by ‘sharing’ vibes feels like a setup for a Jobs times a Google-zillion level Zucker punch!

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.
– Movieclips Trailers

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (Trailer)

Oh yes sir, yes ma’am, yes yes y’all. Spidey is in the muh fuh king Marvel [Movie Franchise] Universe now! You saw the latest incarnation of the Marvel mainstay in “Captain America: Civil War” but now we get a look at young Parker web-slinging solo… well, at least in the title role. There is certain to be some cameo caramel (would you like some Iron Man Tony Stark with that?) to go with this popcorn-selling soon-to-be-classic! Peep the trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” above.

(Is…Is that Michael Keaton? Hey, DC. You lost your ‘Batman’ hahaaa!)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Teaser Trailer)

Baahaaaha! Man, Dave Bautista is acting a fool in these clips. He could end up running away with the lion share of attention (and laughs) in this sure-bet blockbuster. Set for theatrical release late Spring (May) 2017, check out this latest dopest “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Vol. 2) flick.

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In Advance Of His Album, J. Cole Gives Fans A Look At His “Eyez” (Documentary)

We’ve got a J. Cole sighting. This documentary “Eyez” (like all “Eyez” on me) from Coleworld heralds the all-of-a-sudden pending release of “4 Your Eyez Only” (available for pre-order on iTunes now). Check it out. December 9th is only a week away. Get ready!

J. COLE – 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY (PRE-ORDER)

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Fidel Castro Ruz: The Untold Story (Video)

Like most world leaders, the “Untold Story” of Fidel Castro (RIP) is compelling. It is an hour-and-change long, but the presentation and content shared might provide different insights on the man who was once the West’s preeminent dictator. Watch with your eyes and mind fully open.

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