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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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Move Over ‘Driving Miss Daisy’… This ‘Driving Dr. Shirley’ Movie Is Going To Move Movie-Goers This November (Trailer)

(That “It takes courage to change hearts” line in this trailer… wow!)

The man Mahershala Ali stays working, doesn’t he? Got the ‘Battle Angel’ movie coming at year’s end, plus this incredible road trip story with co-star Viggo Mortensen“Green Book.”

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
– Universal Pictures

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Taraji P. Henson Stars In “What Men Want” (Trailer)

Taraji P. Henson is “What Men Want.” Point. Blank. Period. Usually not sure about remakes of films. There’s always a chance of the flick being no more than a substandard copy, but with Taraji, the funny supporting cast, and the cameos (look for the ‘poker table’ clip above for a gang of ’em) this trailer is teasing a remake with a good chance of doing it right.

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Season 4 Of “Ballers” Debuts This Weekend On HBO (Trailer)

Is it just us or are they teasing some #TakeAKnee moments for this season of “Ballers?” Televise the revolution then!

Spencer is ready to change the world. Get ready for the revolution. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry. Season 4 of Ballers premieres Sunday, August 12 at 10PM.
– HBO.

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The Director Of “Moonlight” Helms The Making Of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Trailer)

Filmmaking genius meets literary genius at the theater screen this fall, and the event is destined for critical acclaim. The one who brought us “Moonlight” (director Barry Jenkins) is bringing a James Baldwin classic novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” to life.

With a cast of stars no less. Powerful trailer, teasing a powerful movie to come. Watch and get the gist of what it’s all about.

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Jamie Foxx Is Front-And-Center In A Different Retelling Of ‘Robin Hood’ (Trailer)

So the Jamie Foxx character trained up the Kingsmen dude to be the Robin Hood with Spiderman skills? Okay, you have my attention.

Robin Hood – In theaters November 21, 2018. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, and Jamie Dornan.
– Lionsgate Movies

@ojones1

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Super-Violent. Super-Gory. But Not A Superhero. “Venom” Debuts In Theaters 10.5.18 (Trailer)

Uh oh. He found something… ‘real bad’ (ya think?!)!

When you think of Marvel’s Comic Universe, think of “Venom.” This trailer will show you why, come October, you will never forget that.

The world has enough superheroes. Watch the new #Venom trailer now.

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

Daaaayum… Venom is gonna leave him limbless, rolling down the street, LIKE A TURD though. Nasty! So’s this trailer. Peep.

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“Little Apple” Is Young, Woke, And Representing Harlem To The Fullest (Series Trailer)

Watch out, Luke Cage! “Little Apple” is a young hero-in-the-making doing her thing in & for Harlem (whether Marvel Universe acknowledges her or not).

From Executive Producers Riley S. Wilson (Orange Bright) and Lisa Cortés (Precious) comes a sci-fi/drama series with a 9-year-old heroine taking a stand against gentrification, racism, and complicity–all while developing special abilities. Little Apple is a contemporary coming of age story about a young Harlem girl finding her voice in a society that often silences women and people of color. The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign and a finalist for the 2016 Sundance Institute YouTube New Voices Lab, Little Apple is also a comic book, podcast, and upcoming Summit.

The first season features 6 episodes exploring themes of gentrification, the erasure of Native Peoples, Black feminism, microaggressions, Black Girl Magic and more. Find out how you can grab your copy of the comic book and be notified when the series goes LIVE! www.LittleAppleTheSeries.com

Little Apple

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