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Chadwick Boseman Tells The Story Of Activist, Attorney & Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall (Trailer)

It would be kind of cool if Chadwick Boseman were to do a Black Panther movie… Nah, not Marvel Universe’s T’Challa one (that’s coming soon); but a fight-for-Civil-Rights-era Black Panther. But just as cool, if not cooler, Boseman got tapped for this “Marshall” movie – about Thurgood Marshall, an icon who fought for our Civil Rights via the U.S. court system.

Trailer looks good. Gotta check for this!

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Showtime Will Debut Its Whitney Houston Biopic “Can I Be Me” On August 26th (Trailer)

Lifetime shot its shot (with plenty of shots) at telling the story of Whitney. Lots of people were not feeling it… at all. Let’s see how Showtime’s gonna do. Not too bad by comparison, given this “Whitney Houston: Can I Be Me?” trailer. It seems like the film will be intriguing, at least; hopefully, true-to-life. Whitney was a part of the lives of a couple of generations who felt like they knew her and were always wanting to know more. If the story is going to be about her, let it be about her, not about ‘ratings’ (stepping down from soapbox).

Understand legendary superstar Whitney Houston’s story and what lied behind one of the greatest voices of our time. Don’t miss the premiere of the SHOWTIME Documentary Whitney. “Can I Be Me” on Saturday, August 26th at 9PM ET/PT.
– Showtime

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The Latest “Black Panther” Teaser Features Epic Effects And Dialogue (Trailer)

Hahaaa! Yes! Brothers caught a full on nerdgasm from the release (pause) of the latest action-drama packed “Black Panther” movie trailer. See one such reaction and review after the jump.

Looking good Marvel Universe. Looking good!

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Ransom? Nah, Son! Kidnappers Try To Run From Halle Berry In “Kidnap” (Trailer)

You took the wrong kid!

YES! This looks like a lot of good buttery popcorn munching. Halle Berry going ‘mad mommy mode’ on some kidnappers that she is about to make PAY for taking her baby! Mad like ‘angry’ AND mad like ‘crazy’ at the same damn time!

Full disclosure: I see that the folks who brought us that screen trash they call “Transformers” are involved. So this could be a bunch of hollering and crashes and boom-boom-pow with no substance or discernable storyline. PLEASE let this be a movie with some heart that drives the drama – more “Armageddon” than “Ah, look at Megan Fox run, bounce and scream soooo sexy.”

(Because, no diss to ‘bouncy sexy women’ depending on that to ‘make’ the movie is turribull… it’s just turribull #BarkleyVoice)

@ojones1

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The Power Of Sound In Cinema (Video)

Really nice vignette on the power of sound with regard to its impact in cinema. What you hear, what you don’t hear, the supression of noise or noises; even the inclusion of silence… The sound mix affects the feel and story delivery in so many ways.

Just imagine being in that control room about halfway through the above clip. When the static-filled voicecast says calmly, “There is no danger…” Man, they better get the f#ck out! Or since it started at the 4:20 mark, smoked ’em if they had ’em. Hahaaa!

Great insights in this video!

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Government Mind Control: Is It Happening? (Video)

Damn. This looks straight out of a sci-fi TV series. The people suspect clandestine government activity and a coverup. Psychiatrists say it’s a mass delusion; so government will likely go with that. What’s the truth behind allegations of individuals being targeted and tortured in the most unique, high-tech ways? VICE Reports went to find out.

Recently, thousands of people around the world are claiming to be having the exact same terrifying experience. They all report the same symptoms: hearing operator voices in their heads, suffering from ‘electronic torture’ and being subject to organised stalking – they call themselves ‘Targeted Individuals.’

Whilst psychiatrists have warned this is mass delusion on a global scale, the community are determined to prove that they are not mentally ill, but victims of a global trans-humanist agenda that will eventually be rolled out to take control of us all.

Across online blogs and forums the targets have been sharing their experiences and in doing so have formed a growing community, validating each other’s place in the ‘targeting programme.’

Targeted Individuals have tried many things to relieve their pain – from living life on the run to surgically removing their own flesh because they believe it’s implanted with microchips.

In this film VICE follows the lives of several targets as they try to fight for official recognition of the targeting programme.

– VICE

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Steven Soderberg Is Betting That His “Logan Lucky” Movie Ends The Summer With A Bang (Trailer)

I know everything there is to know about computers. All the Twitters. I know ’em.

Hahaaa! Now that’s funny! “Logan Lucky” is about brothers – played by Channing Tatum and Adam Driver – planning a robbery at the Coca-Cola 600 race with their sister (played by Riley Keough)… and an explosives expert (Joe Bang, played by Daniel Craig)… who they have to break out of jail.

This flick looks to be built on the classic Steven Soderbergh combo of team heist and team comedy (‘timing’ being key to both, right). Check out the trailer for “Logan Lucky” – due out in theaters this August.

(Oh, Soderbergh is the dude who brought us Ocean’s Eleven (redux), Twelve and Thirteen. So he knows a thing or 13 about funny heist movies.)

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Dr. Dre Says Hearing Snoop Dogg For The First Time Made Him Want To Do A Solo Album (Video)

Okay, so if there is any nod to Snoop’s importance to Hip-Hop history… Dr. Dre got the idea to do a solo album after hearing the Dogg snap on a track. Boom! More real talk like this on “The Defiant Ones” – coming to HBO this July.

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Ryan Reynolds Tries To Keep Assassin Samuel L. Jackson From Being Killed In “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (Video)

Hitting you upside the head with another trailer for a movie that looks like it is going to deliver all the thrilling action crazy of ‘Snakes On A Plane’ and the violent comedy bang-bang of ‘Deadpool’… Yeeeep, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are gonna clear that high bar with no problem in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Very little chance that this trailer is a front for a funny dud, as these two can be counted on to deliver the goods. Gonna be fun to see them doing Marvel movie type stuff in different wardrobes and roles (ha!).

Watch the extended explicit official trailer above. In theaters this August.

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Sports: Lebron James’ Free Throw Style Is In A Constant State Of Change (Video)

Lebron James has had yet another stellar season, and talk of him replacing Air Jordan as the heir to the title of Best Baller Of All. His free throw game has been kind of lame (on the low) but he has been trying to fix it. Trying VERY hard. And ESPN has been eyeballing and has taken the time to elucidate every time King James has changed his style up in an attempt to do better at the line.

Damn. They even gave each switch up name!

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Eminem Speaks On Dr. Dre x Jimmy Iovine As ‘The Defiant Ones’ (Trailer)

Getting closer to the July 9th release of this one on HBO. You saw Em on “The Defiant Ones” trailer, so you’d expect him to figure prominently in the film; but what he has to say (here) might surprise you (dope line about the ‘levitator’ and the ‘innovator’). Watch him and others weigh in in poignant, as well as playful snips in the above teaser trailer.

And hey look… some cool content on the project’s Instagram (here).

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Puffy’s Bad Boy Documentary (Trailer)


I don’t want the Chrysler that looks like the Phantom… I want the Phantom!
Diddy

Yep, the Hip-Hop storytelling dam is busted! Diddy did one and is droping it on Apple Music late next month. Baaaad Booooyyy… to watch the trailer press plaaaaay (above).

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Heather Parry, alongside executive producers Michael Rapino, Andre Harrell and Alex Avant, explores the passion and personalities of Bad Boy and will be available on Apple Music on June 25.

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Kobe Bryant Explains How The Warriors Work To Weaken Opponents’ Defenses (Video)

Communication is key. The confusion the Warriors create by their play confounds opponents attempts to communicate with each other as they attempt to keep up. Out of touch, out of step, opponents end up out of the playoffs. Ask San Antonio.

And there it is. A lot to take in, right? Well, the Mamba might be able to break it down. He’s pretty good at breaking things down (like defenses). Watch above.

In the next episode of Canvas, Kobe Bryant looks at the Warriors’ rare style and how it breaks down their opponents.
– ESPN

Liking ESPN’s ’70s stylized documentary presentation for this episode. The Golden Democracy. Cool.

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10 Actors Who Quit The Business (Video)

It happens. Every now and then, you get to thinking about a man or woman who played some memorable role in a movie or TV series… Often you know or find out that they are still around; maybe they moved on to the next thing (like Patrick Stewart, doing Captain Picard going from Star Trek: The Next Generation to the Professor X of the X-Men franchise) or they are still riding the hell out of their lane (Hugh Jackman does other stuff, but he IS Wolverine). But what about those one-and-done actors. Some have left this mortal life (RIP Michael Clarke Duncan from The Green Mile), but others just quit. Why?

For these 10, here’s why. Some are VERY interesting (like the two young’ns from the Star Wars franchise). Watch.

@ojones1

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Famous Impersonator Navi Takes On The Role He Was Meant For In ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’ (Teaser Trailer)

So Lifetime is gonna do The King Of Pop’s biopic. Interesting. Wonder if it will be more something for the fans, or really go into the never-talk-about parts of the ruler of Neverland.

Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.
– Movie Trailers HD

Seeing that they got the guy who played Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Looks like some good work by Jackson impersonator Navi in there, too. Looking forward to this movie. Check out the teaser above.

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (Final Trailer)

Hey. You heard Caesar. He did not start the war, but he will damn sure finish it! And this trailer being the last before the July theatrical release, it feels like the start of the ending… of mankind’s reign over the planet. About to be ‘War’… About to be ‘The Planet Of The Apes!’

In War For The Planet Of The Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. In Theaters July 14, 2017.
– 20th Century FOX

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Marvel Presents ‘The Gifted’ (Series Trailer)

Okay! So FOX is trying to eat off ‘superhero TV’ now. FX is on board for a second season of “Legion” – a show that leans on the door of the X-Men mutant universe. Now the big network of the FOX TV family is kicking that door in and sitting at the grownups’ table this Fall. They even have Bryan Singer at the storytelling helm. He’s the one who brought us those first Patrick Stewart x Hugh Jackman x Halle Berry X-Men! Here’s the series synopsis…

What tore them apart is what will bring them together. From Director Bryan Singer, and in association with Marvel Television, comes the all-new FOX series, “The Gifted.”

Action-adventure family drama “The Gifted,” from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
– FOX

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Maya Angelou: ‘And Still I Rise’ (Trailer)

Miss Calypso? Really?! Wow…Had no idea. And it’s a good bet there will be much more stuff many of us did not know about the late great Dr. Maya Angelou in the forthcoming “And Still I Rise” feature. Watch the trailer above.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s legendary writings including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Phenomenal Woman and On the Pulse of Morning are merely a few examples of how words can truly change the world. Although she is most well-noted for her poetry, Maya Angelou and Still I Rise celebrates her multiple talents including singing, dancing, filmmaking, academia and civil rights activism, how she inspired generations, pushed boundaries and never ceased in her long fight for freedom for all. Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack’s extraordinary film seamlessly weaves the key messages of her poetry into the narrative of her life with rare archival footage, interviews and of course, recitals of her original works. Powerful, proud and prolific, Angelou’s story is one of true courage and creativity of a woman who fought for her beliefs and lived life to the fullest.
– HumanRightsFest

For more information, and the full program, go to www.hraff.org.au.


Dr. Dre + Jimmy Iovine Are ‘The Defiant Ones’ (HBO Trailer)

That music. Isn’t that on the movie soundtrack for “The Untouchables?” Because that’d be kind of dope.

The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
– HBO

Debuting July 9th. Another related film coming to the small screen in the ‘Aftermath’ (get it?) of the “Straight Outta Compton” movie.

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LA 92 (Full Documentary)

Maybe some of you are too young to really remember the actual Rodney King police brutality case, the trial that ended with the cops who beat him found not guilty, and Los Angeles exploding – throngs of people realizing [again] that Black live did NOT matter. Well, National Geographic condensed those tragic events and the essence and lessons into a near two-hour documentary. That entire program is embedded and ready for watching above.

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.
– National Geographic

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