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Forest Whitaker Stars in “The Forgiven” (Video)

Maaaan. I didn’t even know this movie was out about Bishop Desmond Tutu. Forest Whitaker as the Bishop, huh? Not a bad choice. Respect! Opposite Eric Bana, a Hollywood heavyweight in a heavy role. “The Forgiven” looks like a good look.

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Michael B. Jordan & Michael Shannon Star In “Fahrenheit 451” (Trailer)

Yep. That last line in this. Michael B. channeled some of that Killmonger energy.

Fahrenheit 451 is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer and with his “mentor,” played by Shannon. Premieres Spring 2018.

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“The Trayvon Martin Story” Documentary Series Coming To Paramount Network (Trailer)

They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.

Whoa. That’s a quote to frame, esp. for this case.

Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer Shawn Carter for a landmark television event, “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide “Black Lives Matter” movement. “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” premieres in July on Paramount Network.

#ParamountNetwork #RestinPower #TrayvonMartin

And yeah. The exec producer is that Shawn Carter.

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Roxanne Shanté Biopic Debuts March 23rd On Netflix (Trailer)

A Roxanne Shanté biopic, with Nia Long in there. Two good reasons to get that Netflix hookup popping ASAP if not sooner! Interesting pick for next Hip-Hop movie story. Would not have predicted it, but looking forward to it. Also starring Chanté Adams and Mahershala Ali. Check out the trailer.

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita “Roxanne Shante” Gooden was well on her way to becoming a Hip-Hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets.
– Netflix

The real Roxanne Shanté is actually an executive producer. And Forest Whittaker is attached. Very interesting!

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Tracy Morgan Stars In “The Last OG” (Series Trailer)

This new TBS series seems to be a really good look for Tracy Morgan’s return to television, esp. with Tiffany Haddish (making it even a ‘gooder’ look, sexy) who still has a hot iron to strike with.

Tray (Tracy Morgan) is an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.


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SYFY Set To Tell The Story Of ‘The House Of El’ On “Krypton” (Trailer)

Okay, I’ll be there for this. Not an avid fan of SYFY series, but the channel has put out a couple of gems. Hope this one is good.

The legacy of the House of El is no longer safe. Brainiac is coming. Rao help us all.
Krypton premieres 3.21 on SYFY.

In particular, I want to see how the ‘House Of El’ will play out. Jor-El – father of Kal-El (aka Superman) – and most of the El ancestry is not known to us; which is good because that means there is a greatly-reduced chance of making fanboys and purists upset.

And there has been talk of the Kryptonian deity Rao on The CW series “Supergirl.” I’m interested in that story angle, too. Seeing as how Superman is pretty much a ‘god’ on Earth… what does a god’s god and religion ‘look like’ in this canon?

Of course, there is Brainiac. If they f**k that story arc up there will be consequences and repercussions!


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The “Atlanta” Season 2 Premiere Is Almost Here (Trailer)

Feels like it has been a loooong minute. ‘Bout time “Atlanta” gets back going. Hope they build on that momentum [from an epic Season 1] and go to even higher heights of taking it ‘there’ while keeping it [sur]real.

Everybody gotta eat. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for Atlanta: Robbin’ Season. Season premiere March 1st on FX.
– FX Networks

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Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, And Tiffany Haddish Star In “Uncle Drew” The Movie (Trailer)

You KNOW you remember the “Uncle Drew” commercial series. Well, they are making a movie out of it… and it’s gonna be dope!!!

Call up the old squad, put on the kicks, take it to the court and rule! Taking this hoop comedy serious! Lots of stars and cameos. Peep the trailer.

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Tom Cruise Stars In The Next “Mission: Impossible” Chapter – ‘Fallout’ (Trailer)

Yep. By now, you’d think Tom would be have put his acting career on Cruise control (pause for the groans and ‘boos’… moving on). But naaaah, son, he’s still ’bout that action, bawse! Another “Mission Impossible” movie. Yessir!

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
– Paramount Pictures

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“Sicario 2” Features Some ‘Killer’ Action Sequences (Trailer)

Wow. Thanos er… Cable… um… Josh Brolin is all over the screens straight outta Hollywood this year. Not mad. But he and Benicio Del Toro are mad (like crazy) in this trailer though. Just wow…

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Natalie Portman In Another Other-Worldly Epic Fantasy, But No Light Sabers This Time (Trailer)

Something here is making giant waves in the gene pool…

It came from outer space. And it’s pretty. Of COURSE, it’s gonna destroy us! “Annihilation” hits theatres February 23rd. But this trailer is gonna hit you upside the head right now. Crazy!

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Anderson .Paak Was Certain He Would Be A Gangsta Rapper One Day, “Word Is Bond” (Trailer)

Influenced by Snoop & Dre… and Radiohead. Okay, that explains some things and invites questions about others. Much to discuss, and more reason to watch this upcoming doc.

Anderson .Paak discusses his upbringing, Hip-Hop culture, and what influences his music. Word is Bond premieres Friday February 16th 10pm ET/PT.

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Melodrama Meets Coming-Of-Age Comedy In The 1990s And We Get “Everything Sucks!” (Trailer)

There has GOT to be someone who remembers the ’90s like this: the dial-up speed Internet, the ‘bomb’ slang terminology, maybe even your friend’s mom being ‘all that and a bag of chips’ (well, moms in here is hella cute). Available for binge watching in a matter of days… “Everything Sucks!”

You can’t fast forward high school. Head back to 1996 with Everything Sucks!, launching February 16, only on Netflix.
– Netflix


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Was Wakanda, The Homeland Of “Black Panther,” Based On An Ancient African Empire? (Video)

If When you are sitting in a theater in a few days, watching “Black Panther” with your eyes and mouth wide open, saying to yourself that this is so dope… you get it! If you get the feeling that it feels ‘real’ – Wakanda and all – then you reeeeally get it! Watch this vid and see how close to right your thinking is.

Plus, you can read up on how real Wakanda could be here.


(Keep going. There’s more after the jump.)

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Venom Is In Spidey’s Neighborhood, But He Is Not ‘Friendly’ (Trailer)

Okay, so they are playing this Spiderman comic spinoff story ‘anti-hero’ style… good guy adjacent, in the best worst way, like how The Punisher does. Marvel looks like they are gonna do it again. Very interesting. Cleaning up these streets could get messy. Ha!

Watch the #Venom teaser trailer now. 10.5.18.

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

– Sony Pictures Entertainment

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‘Deadpool 2’ (And Cable) Coming To A Theater Near You In May 2018 (Trailer)

“Deadpool” was an epic cinematic bonus chapter of the Marvel Entertainment movie anthology. Take that part seriously, but not much else… even the serious characters. Like Cable: serious dude. But in this wacky Wade Wilson world, best believe you will be getting in quite a few chuckles.

After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
– 20th Century Fox

See? Can’t even be serious in the trailer write-up.

(Sidebar: How did Josh Brolin land the role of Thanos AND this Cable role?? Those are some huge Marvel characters; with a huge chasm between them in the Universe.)

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It’s 2018. And Our Sisters Are Still Suffering. ‘Colorism’ Is Real, And A Real Issue Among Black People (Documentary Trailer)

You hear the music, and your mind goes right to “The Story Of O.J.” sample, doesn’t it? Light n!gga, dark n!gga, rich n!gga, poor n!gga… still n!gga. Sure it’s a song with meaning, but this doc right here means to pack a cultural punch! Wow.

Watch the trailer for “Charcoal” and be amazed. And a bit sad. It’s okay that it is not okay. Feel it and grow from it as a person, as a people.

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Black Is Back! Listen To Bullhorn Tell You About It In This “Black Dynamite 2” Teaser (Trailer)

Sho’ya-daaaamn’right, baby!!! This is a sequel that will make you salivate… or at least spit out what you are drinking. “Black Dynamite” was hilarious, and I have high expectations for the sequel.

Oh, yeah. There’s a “Black Dynamite” sequel coming. And there’s a trailer up for it right now.

(The pseudonyms in the cast listing at the end though. All the old footage though. And wtf is cinemaphonic quadrovision? Bwaaahahaaaa!)


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Donald Glover Goes Where Only Billy Dee Williams Has Gone Before In This New “Star Wars” Story (Trailer)

Memorial Day release date. Doooope! Wonder why someone did not think of this before. Well, they probably did; which is why we get this movie gem in a few short months. “Solo” is a Star Wars Story that folks loyal to the canon NEED in their lives. Han Solo has been, at best, an ancillary character in the stories told as part of the SW franchise thus far. Why not put him front and center in a flick.

What’s great about this is that all the folks involved are likely attached for love of the story. Gotta imagine back when Harrison Ford was Han, he had no idea just how big these stories that happened long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away could get. But bet good money that Donald Glover (playing Lando Calrissian) knows.

We are NOT in ‘Atlanta’ anymore. Definitely. Ha! Enjoy the trailer.

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This Forthcoming ‘Stargate’ Sequel Series Takes Us Back To The “Origins” Of The Series (Trailer)

Yup, they are doing a prequel jawn. So… can we go through a ‘Stargate’ to go back to before they were going through Stargates? No. They don’t work like that? Stargates ain’t real? Whatevs haters. Watch the series trailer.

In 1939, Professor Paul Langford and his daughter Catherine are still grappling with the mysteries of the ancient relic they discovered in the Egyptian desert more than ten years ago. With war looming in Europe and funding running out, these brilliant minds are approaching their lowest ebb. Little do they know, answers are about to present themselves in a dangerous form, when the Nazi Occultist Dr. Wilhelm Brücke approaches their facility with a sinister motive.

Enlisting the help of two young soldiers, Catherine must use all of her wit and nous as she and her new allies embark on an adventure into the unknown to rescue her father, and save the Earth from an unimaginable darkness.

– Stargate Command

Oh, and you can see “Stargate: Origins” [exclusively] at starting February 15th.

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