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Latest Teaser For “Gemini Man” Starring Will Smith (Trailer)

He’s trying to save you from yourself, Henry! Man, we are way behind ‘Hidden Dragons’ Ang Lee, for reals. “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith, hits theater screens this October.

Gemini Man (#GeminiMan) is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith (#WillSmith) as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. Gemini Man opens in theaters October 11, 2019.
– Paramount Pictures

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This Thanksgiving In Theaters: Tom Hanks Asks, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Trailer)

Best. Casting. EVER! Get your issue of tissues, because the sweet memories of Mister Rogers alone might bring a tear to your eyes. Just imagine what is gonna happen when the Oscar-winning Tom Hanks brings him back to life on the big screen.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

Good story to tell. Guaranteed good ticket for a film to tug at the heartstrings.

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Tom Cruise Is Back In The Cockpit For “Top Gun: Maverick” (Trailer)

Old ’80s action movie heads might start singing by the end of this one… Flyyyy intoooo the DANGER ZONE!! Can’t call this a comeback, throwback, spinoff, sequel… How about this is just a great movie based on another great movie from the ’80s #TopGun

Man, somebody call Eddie Murphy and get to work on a new ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ joint and 2020 is a WRAP for the theater! Get the popcorn sales jumping out the gym!

(Also, is Tom Cruise gonna age anytime soon? Must be some hellafied CGI… been about 40 years now.)

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The Story Behind Little Brother’s Debut Album, “The Listening” (Documentary)

When you hear them together, it sounds right…

This is how dope documentaries get done! Okay, so at 11 minutes it’s more like a mini-doc… but just right. Frame the story as a ‘making of’ but drop all kinds of gems and jewels of history (group and Hip-Hop) along the way.

Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina Central students in 2001, the Justus League collective and offshoot trio Little Brother defined the sound of Durham Hip-Hop for years to come, constructing a style altogether distinct from everything to the north and south. This level of innovation turned heads with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names, and the members of Little Brother (9th Wonder, Big Pooh and Phonte) have gone on to work with superstars like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Questlove, who appears in the documentary.
– N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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Last Sneak Peak: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Hits Theaters Next Month… Hard! (Trailer)

How can we really know it is Summer without Summer Blockbuster movies, right? Well, this one right here… this “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is definitely gonna be in the building… of whatever movie theater you head into next month… and that building is getting blown the %$#! up!!

@ojones1

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Naomie Harris Is “Black And Blue” And On The Wrong Side Of The ‘Thin Blue Line’ (Trailer)

These streets are a war zone.

True that. And this movie is true to that. We know that ‘boys in blue’ can leave the boys in the hood “Black And Blue.” However, this ain’t quite that, esp. for Naomie Harris. It can get really real [dangerous] when those in blue are Black… and up against their own. Edgy, nail-biting trailer!

(And wow! Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams AND Marvel’s Luke Cage’s Mike Colter AND Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Frank Grillo are in this, too? Screen action veterans, all across the sci-fi comic hero universes!!)

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“Point Blank” Debuts On Netflix On July 12th (Trailer)

Ohhh yooooo!!! That’s Anthony ‘Falcon’ Mackie and Frank ‘Rumlow’ Grillo from the MCU. Remember when these guys were enemies in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier?” Well, in this flick, let’s call them “frenemies”…

When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. A gritty, action-packed thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo only on Netflix July 12, 2019.
– Netflix

Wonder if they will ‘recycle’ any lines from “Winter Soldier”… like, “Shut the hell up”… and fight!

@ojones1

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“Queen & Slim” Debuts In Theaters This Coming November (Trailer)

So they’re making “Queen & Slim” out to be the Black “Bonnie & Clyde”… and a dope version at that!

From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, “Queen & Slim.”

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a Black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a Black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

– Universal Pictures

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Octavia Spencer & Kelvin Harrison Jr. Have A Very Bad Teacher-Student Relationship (Trailer)

Gotta admit this trailer touched a nerve. Several. Most in the Hip-Hop nation might feel the need to give a “RIP Nipsey Hussle” noting the main character shared the late great’s Eritrean roots. But me, I have been in a very uncomfortable “the teacher doesn’t like me” situation. Not this bad, but bad…

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
– Film Trailer Zone

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Donald Glover & Rihanna Made A Movie. Wanna See It? Here’s An “Insider” Viewpoint (Video)

Yep. Childish Gambino’s folks hit up RiRi on IG and she was like… “Guava Island”… yeah, let’s do it!

“Guava Island,” a short film produced by Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) and starring Rihanna, aired at this year’s Coachella. The movie takes place in Cuba, and features many Childish Gambino songs, including “Feels Like Summer.” The standout scene was his remake of his “This Is America” music video specifically for the film. We spoke with the leading producers on the project to see how Guava Island came to life. The full movie is currently available on Amazon Video.
– INSIDER

WATCH: GUAVA ISLAND (AMAZON VIDEO)

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Shooting For “Bad Boys For Life” Is Done (Video)

By now, we really don’t need more convincing that “Bad Boys 3” is going to hit theaters for certain. But shout to Big Willie Style for sharing this to show us that the shoot is way past a rumor, way past ‘in progress’… It is a wrap, son!

From Atlanta to Miami, shooting is officially wrapped on the third Bad Boys film!
Will Smith

Way more than talk about the movie in here. It is the backdrop though.

@ojones1

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“I Got The Hook Up 2” Coming To Theaters Friday, July 12th (Trailer)

Dude. Can we call this a ‘sequel’ to the initial trailer? Epic followup trailer. This should whet appetites and spur on sales for this “I Got The Hook Up 2.” Sure hope it delivers all it’s teasing… hella sexy baddies with phatties (cheeks for weeks!) and all kinds of hilarity!

Soooo many cameos (and returning cast members) in this, too. Dope!

@ojones1

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YouTube Movies Now Showing “Ip Man: The Final Fight” (Full Movie)

Yooooo! When did YouTube start doing this? I mean, you can find bootleg tubes to watch full-length flicks… even catch some on YouTube (before someone flags ’em for copyright violation and they come down)… but this is one of several FULL MOVIES that just popped up in my suggested-to-watch yesterday (though the upload is dated for last year) like WHOA! And it looks legit.

We’ll see. If you can still see, watch this ‘Ip Man’ movie for some major martial arts azz kickery for the FREE.99 on YouTube Movies.

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight one last time.
– YouTube Movies

Sure. You gotta watch some ads. But so tf what??! It’s ‘Ip Man’ maaan!

@ojones1

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Watch “25 Years Of Ill Communication” On The Beastie Boys (Documentary)

Nice documentary “Still Ill”… 25 Years after the release of “Ill Communication” by the Beastie Boys.

‘Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys’ “Ill Communication”‘ features Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz diving deep into the making of the band’s epic 1994 album – and, arguably, one of their high points as artists and generational touchstones. The 15-minute documentary tracks the Beastie Boys’ rejuvenation in the years after the release of 1989’s Paul’s Boutique – now considered a masterpiece but at the time a commercial flop – first with 1992’s Check Your Head and ultimately with Ill Communication, which produced the epic single and music video “Sabotage” and returned them to playing arenas.

Featuring interviews with Diamond and Horovitz from this March in Austin, Texas — as well as new interviews with keyboardist Mark “Money Mark” Nishita and producer Mario Caldato and rarely-seen 1990s footage of the band – Still Ill focuses heavily on late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch and his contributions to Ill Communication. Through footage and the words of his friends, the documentary captures Yauch’s journey into activism, which would blossom with the Tibetan Freedom Concerts later in the decade, as well as his famous denunciation of misogyny in Hip-Hop on the single “Sure Shot”: “I want to say a little something that’s long overdue / The disrespect to women has got to be through / To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends / I want to offer my love and respect to the end.”

Accompanying the video is the long-form audio documentary of the same name, exclusive to Amazon Music: a 40+ minute deep dive featuring longer interviews with Horovitz and Diamond as well as six full songs from Ill Communication. The extended audio documentary is available to hear on Amazon Music for any Amazon Prime member, or any subscriber to Amazon Music Unlimited. Just ask Alexa to “play Still Ill” on Amazon Music today.

– Amazon Music

#RIPMCA

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“Rambo: Last Blood” Debuts In Theaters September 20, 2019 (Teaser Trailer)

So this whole thing with John Rambo started because ‘they drew “First Blood” sir’… But how do you reckon this whole story arc ends? Hold up. Don’t ‘reckon’… Let’s reconnoiter how the “Final Chapter” of the “Rambo” film franchise will turn out by checking out the trailer for “Last Blood” above.

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Tobe Nwigwe Is More Than An Athlete (Docu-Short) [Video]

And by the time you are done watching this, you will realize that Nwigwe is more than more than that… creative & romantic partner to Fat, dancer, singer, rapper, athlete… and pretty good self-narrating this vid. Learn about Tobe’s movement above.

@ojones1

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Documentary Film On Clarence Avant, “The Black Godfather,” Debuts June 7th (Trailer)

WHOA! WHO IS THIS MAN??!!

Well, I dunno about you, but I WILL find out June 7th. I must put an end to the shame of knowing NOTHING about a man, a Black man, that EVERYBODY who is anybody knows and speaks highly of… including TWO former U.S. Presidents!!

Who is The Black Godfather? Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.
– Netflix

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Sarah Connor Hunting Terminators? An ‘Aging Arnold’ Terminator? “Terminator 6” Teases A ‘Dark Fate’ (Trailer)

Don’t know how they will pull this off. Not even sure that that will matter. My final evaluation was ‘done’ when I saw James Cameron at the helm again… AND the director of “Deadpool” on board! Yeah, it’s about to be some ridiculous popcorn munching in theaters. Plus, the witticisms will go way past “hasta la vista, baby.” Bet both pockets and your neighbor’s on that.

Sarah Connor came through RAW with the big gun in this, didn’t she? Don’t know if they even need ‘Old Man’ Terminator (WTF is that gonna be about though?), but he’s in there.

Shout out to The Ghost Rider from Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gabriel Luna. Word!

@ojones1

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Nas Speaks On Wu-Tang Clan From The ‘Hidden Chambers’ (Video)

‘Hidden Chambers’ is a series of bonus scenes from the Mass Appeal x Showtime four-part Wu-Tang Clan docu-series, “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.” Nas reflects on the brethren he came to know back in the day.

Project kids. We felt it, we smelled it off each other.
Nas

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Hip-Hop Drama Film “Beats” Debuts On Netflix This June (Trailer)

So, are we taking the ‘Hustle & Flow’ to Chicago? Ha!

Looks like some craziness, in a good way. The “Beats” and rhymes and life story of this young producer trying to make it in The Chi… compelling. At least that is what the trailer is teasing…

Rise above the noise. Watch the new trailer for BEATS starring Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi and directed by Chris Robinson. On Netflix June 19th.

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