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For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Trailer]

Good look for the Wu and all their fans. The Hip-Hop Nation in fact. Outlooks and insights from Wu-Tang Clan members, peers, and ‘descendants’ (new school artists) should make for a dope documentary on the Golden Era greats who are still repping real Hip-Hop today!

Certified Classics celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) with the release of For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), a short film featuring members of Wu-Tang, family, and friends discussing the impact of the iconic album.

Taking viewers on a tour through 36 Chambers, this film explores each song via untold stories from Wu-Tang Clan members, alongside personal reflections from artists like A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$ and more.

– Certified

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Final “Robin Hood” Teaser Before It Hits Theaters Later This Month (Trailer)

Yep, the dude from the “Kingsman” franchise (Taron Egerton) is going low-tech with the action in retelling a classic tale. Old school. Medieval. With Jamie Foxx teaching him how to rob from the rich, give to the poor, with style, rocking a sweet throwback hoodie joint. Haha!

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FOX’s New Show, “The Passage” (Trailer)

Of course, this triggers me. I’m from Tuskegee, Alabama, where the government carried out the syphilis study (medical research). Sure, this is science fiction, right? No way this could happen in real life. Right. Folks this kind of stuff has happened over and over. My vision ain’t blurry. And that’s not even my third eye seeing… that’s just history… readily available for anyone to read. Just Google “Tuskegee Experiment.”

Bitterness aside, I am still watching this. Fox’s “Gifted” is a good series, and this has a similar feel.

@ojones1

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Andre 3000 Coming Back To The Big Screen In A Sci-Fi Thriller Called “High Life” (Trailer)

Well. This looks… ominous.

Okay, so don’t try to figure out everything that is going on in this trailer. There is enough meat in what is plain to see: Andre 3000 is back on the big screen (November 7 in France, in 2019 in the U.S.) with a box office hitter like Robert Pattinson (dude from the “Twilight” movies), in a sci-fi thriller that includes a space trip to a black hole.

Yeah, we good. See you next year 3 Stacks.

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This Animé “MFKZ” Has Some Of Everybody Doing Everything R-Rated In It (Trailer)

Rated R? That all?? Looks like it could be ‘stronger’ with the warning. Bloody violence, check! Foul language, check! And sexual content, aaaand check! Yep… checks all the boxes for some dope, slick, sick anime that fans like; just like they like it!!

The film [“MFKZ”] centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.
– Pitchfork

Check for this [very] limited engagement anime film in theaters October 11th and 16th.

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“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Hits Theaters Valentine’s Day 2019 (Trailer)

Surely comic book version purists were miffed at when the X-Men movie franchise messed with several storylines in the first trilogy (esp. in ‘The Last Stand’… Cain Marko aka Juggernaut is NOT a mutant). But this “Dark Phoenix” might, just might, try to steer in the direction of comic canon.

See, in ‘The Last Stand’ Jean Grey did all she could (with Professor X’s …um …help) to control the Dark Phoenix within. But we had no idea where the Phoenix came from. It was like Jean had a super-powered schizophrenic evil alter ego; one that was just there, that Xavier wouldn’t dare let Jean let out. Which likely left longtime ‘X-men’ readers yelling at the screen: HELLO! Phoenix is a COSMIC entity! Where’s the outer space part of the story!???!

Well, fingers crossed, the trailer above could be letting us know that they are going there. FINALLY! Saw a little bit of a space trip in there, but look and see if you see it, too.

(Plus, the teaser text after the jump. Really promising the good goods!)

So far, the ‘prequel’ and ‘alternate’ storyline movies (‘First Class,’ ‘Days Of Future Past,’ and ‘Apocalypse’) of the franchise have scaled up well as far as ‘popcorn effect’ goes… complex story arcs, conflicted characters, BIG explosions and massive destruction scenes from torn down cityscapes to ripped up ocean floors. And a plethora of X-Men are in play (most everyone but Wolverine, unless you count quick cameos). So whatever they choose to do with them and this story we can trust it’ll be epic, well worth the price of admission.

Of course, we will know that for sure by February of next year!

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Watch The Latest Teaser For “Creed II” (Trailer)

You already know the ‘Rocky’ legacy came back STRONG with Michael B. Jordan as Apollo’s son in “Creed.” And the sequel has been getting some hype and heating to a bubble. Now, the sequel, pitting Son of Drago against Son of Creed for the ultimate avenge-my-father’s-death flick!

The latest trailer for that is embedded above.

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From The Writer/Director Of “Moonlight,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” Comes To Theaters This Fall (Trailer)

Oh maaann, this looks like a heartwrenching, emotional rollercoaster type drama… one well worth watching when it hits theaters. Starting to feel like Black movies (films with Black people in front of and behind the camera) are hitting a good flow. No need to ask us to ‘support’ or ‘give it a chance’ when they come out nowadays because they are just great stories. Hands down.

Trust love all the way.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. In theaters Fall 2018.
– Annapurna Pictures

And this trailer is teasing the story told in James Baldwin’s novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” A story of Black love, struggle, and trying to get and keep a young family together in racially charged Harlem in the 1970s. Helmed by Barry Jenkins, doing his first film since “Moonlight.”

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Science Fiction: A Planetary ‘Scavenger’ Comes Across NASA’s Voyager I Satellite Launched In 1977 (Short Film)

Interesting. Thinking that Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” did something similar waaaay back in the day. This looks to be a very update take, certainly it’s own flick though.

And if you recognize the filmmaker Raphael Rogers as the one who did the “Beyond” short film we posted on here a good while back, kudos and a salute to you!

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Marvel Introduces A New ‘Captain’ To The Universe (Trailer)

Whoooooaaaa! That looks like it’s gonna be DOPE!

That should be the tagline for almost every Marvel Comic Universe film. Including this one, “Captain Marvel.” Watch the trailer, and have your own reaction to, for Marvel Studios’ latest, in theaters March 8, 2019.

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Final Season For Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” (Trailer)

Somewhere between numbing pain caused by the loss of Sean Price and the recent demise of Mac Miller lies the feeling of continued mourning for late travel & food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain. Got his final season’s trailer here, featuring his voice. Might wanna grab a tissue and some water before you press play. Things might get emotional hearing his voice one more time…

(Comedian W. Kamau Bell’s comments really bring it home, too.)

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Ryan Gosling Takes ‘One Small Step’ In This Big Screen Retelling Of The “First Man” Who Walked On The Moon (Trailer)

Whether or not you believe man has been to the moon and back… man, the story of the trip there is EPIC… if you tell it right.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
– IMDb

This trailer will have you believing that “First Man” will tell you a good story. Watch.

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Executive Producer Thandie Newton Presents “Liyana” (Trailer)

You know the movie is going to be powerful when the trailer touches your heart and wells your eyes with tears. With animation in it no less. Incredibly compelling film!

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell – in fiction and in their own lives.

This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero’s journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. LIYANA is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling.

Critically acclaimed, and executive produced by award-winning actress, Thandie Newton, LIYANA has won more than 25 jury and audience awards and screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world including the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival and MoMA’s Doc Fortnight.

LiyanaTheMovie.com

 

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South African Western ‘Five Fingers For Marseilles’ Is In American Theaters Now (Trailer)

DOPE!

Marseilles was never free, but it will be. Change is coming. #AfricaRising

“Five Fingers For Marseilles” is being billed as a ‘rousing, heroic, original South African Western’ (the existence of such a genre is EPIC enough already). The trailer more than teases a bold & fully engaging story arc, azz-kickery and grit, with just enough modernness (i.e. bicycles instead of horses, guns but not automatics for the shootouts). Watch the trailer and judge for self if you agree it’s worth the upgrade to large popcorn with extra butter!

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The Final Teaser For The “Predator” Reboot Is Shorter And Packed With More Crazy Action (Trailer)

Why should we give the “Predator” reboot a chance at the box office? Because,

They’re large.
They’re fast.
And f**king you up is their idea of tourism!

Movie line of the year!! Dialogue like that, plus whatever has Keegan-Michael Key hollering, “YEAH!” like that. Gotta risk the price of the ticket to see.

From the outer reaches of space to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.
– 20th Century Fox

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Quincy Jones’ Documentary Debuts On Netflix September 21st (Trailer)

Count on this being a good one! Of course, his daughter (Rashida Jones) is gonna do right by Q.

Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Quincy Jones’ inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half of the century is unprecedented. He has shaped the pop culture landscape for 70 years, mentoring and cultivating the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. Directed by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca and Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On), QUINCY seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other.
– Netflix

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Latest Teaser For The ‘Halloween’ Reboot Due Out This October (Trailer)

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) ain’t NEVER scared! Quite the opposite. In this trailer, she said she PRAYED for Michael Myers to get out… so she could KILL HIM!

Evil is real. #HalloweenMovie

Yeah. Looks like a REAL horror movie will finally hit the big screen! Watch the latest trailer and pop that corn extra fluffy.

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Marvel’s “Iron Fist” Returns To Netflix For Season 2 Starting September 7th (Series Trailer)

The Iron Fist needs help ‘defending’ (you know, because he’s one of Marvel’s “Defenders”) New York City. Enter a newly ‘armed’ Misty Knight (you know, because *spoiler alert* she’s got a new ‘bionic arm’ now) to get Danny’s back. Looks like Season 2 of Marvel’s “Iron Fist” on Netflix is gonna be dope!

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A Promise For October 12th: Tiffany Haddish Refusing To Sign ‘The Oath’ Will NOT Go Over Well With Her Family (Trailer)

Ahhh, nothing brings family together for holiday dinner better than lively political debate… and live voltage from a taser! Wowww… Happy Turkey Day. And the bird isn’t the only one getting cooked…

A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in THE OATH, a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more level-headed wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails. As timely as it is outrageous, THE OATH is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.
– Roadside Flix

This family needs to chill. Maybe they should have skipped the roasting (turkey, verbally poking each other) and gone with ‘smoking’ (turkey, and maybe toking with each other). But then we wouldn’t get this level of Haddish hilarity on screen (hahaa)!

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Watch The Official Full-Length Trailer For The Action-Drama “Widows” (Video)

Serious stuff for the popcorn and candy chewing that’ll be going on. ‘Fuller length’ trailer out for the big screen take on the 1980s British TV series “Widows” – starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Alice Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo.

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