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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.


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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.


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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!


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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!


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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


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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.


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


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!


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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.


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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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Technology: The Future Is Automated… But Will There Be A Place For Humans In It? (Documentary)

That headline. That is as much the question as ‘To be or not to be?’ Robots ARE replacing jobs. FACT! But what about yours? Every job is pretty much at risk according to AJ+.

Robots are already changing jobs as an endless array of robots enter our everyday lives. From trucking to service work to high-end jobs like doctors and lawyers, this documentary explores how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the workplace.

AJ+’s documentary series on automation explores how advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and automated vehicles will affect jobs, cities and inequality. From trucking to radiology, new technology is already changing white collar and blue collar occupations, reshaping cities and concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Robots are taking over the world as companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber and Google are using robots to automate.

– AJ+

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Peter Parker Needs A Vacation, But The World Needs Spiderman (Trailer)

Or should that read that the WORLDS need Spiderman? Hmmm. Answer the phone, Peter.

Yep. The new “Spiderman: Far From Home” MCU movie is gonna be dope! Gotta watch these things in order, especially with the ‘growing up’ Spidey had to do to make it through “Avengers: Infinity Wars” and “Avengers: End Game” (because SPACE, TIME, and INTERDIMENSIONAL travel… talk about ‘far from home’ right?).

Oh, and don’t watch this if you haven’t seen “End Game” yet #SpoilerAlert

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How Does Will Smith Feel About That “Bel-Air” Trailer? (Video)

Remember that Morgan Cooper trailer he put out for his idea “Bel-Air” (see the post on the trailer here). Why not ask Will? Matter of fact, why not have Will AND Morgan speak about it?



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‘Blade’ Paved The Way For All The MCU Blockbusters That Would Follow (Video)

Not everyone, but many folks ignore or outright diss the ‘Blade’ contribution to what Marvel has offered the movie world.

(Looking at you, too, ‘Deadpool’‘Blade: Trinity’ was my fave of the series, but you take shots at it. Hannibal King foreverrr!)

Check out this discussion clip giving the props that Marvel’s first Black hero [before all the #WakandaForever stuff] movie deserves.

And yes, ‘Black Panther’ is a far better movie than anything in the ‘Blade’ franchise. Not the point though. Just saying it before the haters do.


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“Sonic The Hedgehog” Goes From Gaming Monitors To Movie Theaters (Vibe)

Two things you know are gonna be good in this: (1) the “Sonic The Hedgehog” CGI and (2) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik!

“Sonic The Hedgehog” is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
– Paramount Pictures


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“21 Bridges” Starring Chadwick Boseman Comes To Theaters July 12th (Trailer)

Chadwick Boseman took some time away from MCU to play NYPD for a little while. But he’s still about that action!

“21 Bridges” follows an embattled NYPD detective (Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all “21 Bridges” to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
– KinoCheck International

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Time Travel Flick “See You Yesterday” Comes To Netflix (Trailer)

So this is how Spike Lee does sci-fi. Compelling concept: Time travel flicks often involve the main character(s) going back in time to right a wrong… but a police killing… that’s gonna hit home for us. Yep, Netflix’s latest Spike Lee joint might be its latest hit!

High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes “See You Yesterday,” a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides, and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.
– Netflix

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Will Smith Plays A Dual Role In “Gemini Man,” Coming To Theaters This Fall (Trailer)

So kind of like that movie “Looper”Will Smith vs. younger Will Smith in this sci-fi action drama.

Watch the new trailer from visionary director Ang Lee, starring Will Smith. “Gemini Man” is in theatres October 11th, 2019.
– Paramount Pictures

Ang Lee? “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” Ang Lee? Well, the production quality should be top-notch. Just hoping the storytelling doesn’t get too ‘lofty’ (which was the knock on his version of “Hulk”). Looks like some good watching given the trailer.

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