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Snoop Dogg Presents New Show ‘Clout Chasers’ (Video)

Boom! Snoop is ramping up the must-see TV content on Westfest TV for certain with this one. This ‘Clout Chasers’ is going to be crrrrazy!

‘Clout Chasers’ Episode 1 coming soon. The series investigates the tangled dark truth of Clout Chasers – individuals trying to get famous off other people’s names and efforts by utilizing social media to create fake realities.

Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the “docu-reality” looks to detangle the motivation and psychology behind this world, through real stories and real scenarios. With the platform of social media, a whole new group of extortionists has emerged.

– Westfest TV

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Zombies Take This War Movie To A New Level Of Horror In JJ Abrams’ “Overloard”

Where to begin to describe this. Okay, war itself is already gory and scary. But how about that just being the backdrop of a movie? How about making a zombie soldier project gone horribly wrong the main plotline? JJ Abrams went and did it. Not sure if we’re ready for it, but we have until November to get there. Peep the trailer.

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Watch The “G-Funk” Documentary On YouTube Premium (Trailer)

Man, light one up and put one up in the clouds for Nate Dogg. RIP to the great. This documentary trip back to and through the G-Funk Era is sure to be a trip for real. One worth watching. Check out the extended trailer above!

“When you’re making magic, sometimes the ingredients don’t come with instructions” – Snoop Dogg

Let’s go back to the early days of G Funk – a new YouTube Originals Documentary that explores Hip-Hop’s most iconic and influential sound through the story of 213 (Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg). With never-before-seen footage and interviews, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and other West Coast legends detail the rise of G Funk and its impact on both Hip-Hop and pop culture.

– WestFest TV

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After More Than 20 Years, “Tales From The Hood” Gets A Sequel (Trailer)

Wow! Spike Lee and the original creators are back with “Tales From The Hood”… TWO! Remember the first one, with mad creepy Mr. Simms, played by Clarence Williams III? Well, Mr. Simms is back… played by Keith David; who is acting just as creepy, just as mad, and not playing with y’all!

In the wake of the success of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” studios have been racing to make their own “socially aware” genre films. While most will miss the point completely, there’s one in the works that’s perfectly primed for a revival. Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott‘s 1995 “Tales From The Hood” was hugely ahead of its time, putting an urban spin on “Tales From the Crypt” and sharing several stories in what is easily one of the best anthology films ever made. Now, 20 years later, it’s getting a much-needed sequel – on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 2, 2018.

“Tales from the Hood 2” introduces the audience to four new dreadful short tales, that follow the original film’s cult classic roots. Sparked with both humor and terror, this brand new movie is said to be filled with even more gritty social commentary and cultural subtext that will provoke and haunt viewers, while putting them on the edge of their seats.

– BD Horror Trailers and Clips

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The Story Of How Models Helped Hip-Hop Stars Make Videos That Made Money… Until The Game Changed (Trailer)

VIXEN. Simple, powerful title. Makes sense with coverage of Karrine Steffans (and her book) in this.

Saw this described elsewhere as exploring the ‘Video Vixen Era.’ Never thought of it as an era, but the MODELS (not the rappers or singers) in music videos that caught major buzz before Instagram… yeah, that’s a thing. Should make for some worthwhile watching. That, plus sexy women…

Melyssa Ford, Buffie The Body, Karrine Steffans and more video vixens write themselves back into Hip-Hop history in this BET Original Documentary.
– BETNetworks

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Storm Reid & Common Help Tell An Uncommon Story In “A Happening of Monumental Proportions” (Trailer)

The plotline aside, the cast attached to the story that Storm Reid and Common are set to tell…Wow. Just saying, the Happening of having to do a school Career Day talk having just LOST the job; all by itself is good film fodder. But that is nowhere near all the hijinx driving this comedy! Then toss in actors ranging from Jennifer Garner to Rob Riggle to Keanu Reeves??

Watch the trailer. Get ready to chomp popcorn and chuckle for a while.

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A Societal How-To For People Of Color: Watch “The Melanin Code” (Documentary)

Yessir. This knowledge is needed! Forty acres and a mule just will not do. People of color in America need generational wealth. Watch “The Melanin Code” and let’s learn to organize and get that. Trailer above. Link to the documentary (on demand) below.

How is it possible to thrive when history has shown that for over 300 years, where there have been steps taken to divide melanated people mentally? The answer is simple. We need to start over from scratch and go back to the basics. We need a Code of Conduct. We need an Instructional Video.

Yes, an Instructional Video that covers all areas of activity:


This is a “Solutions-Based” film. The diverse cast of business owners, financial experts, religious figures, well-known activists, educators, politicians and even members of the police force will identify the problems within our race, and will present solutions.

“The Melanin Code” will also decode hidden actions and keywords from the dominant society that are used to demean us.

All other ethnic groups have a code they abide by to get things accomplished. Let’s establish ours.


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Announcing The Commencement Of ‘The First Purge’ (Trailer)

This prequel is the story of how The Purge got started. Anyone notice drug-dealer-turned-resistance-leader Dmitri is played by Y’Lan Noel (from Issa Rae’s HBO series “Insecure”)? Cool, right?

The First Purge is doing something rare for horror franchises this deep in their run. Instead of playing it safe, it builds on the socio-political commentary from Election Year to drive home the ramifications of a government-sponsored extermination of marginalized peoples by the wealthy elite. And with our current combustible political climate, the franchise will continue to have ample material to evolve and reinvent a dystopian world that far too often hits close to home.
Ismael Abdusalaam,

Interesting continuation of The Purge series’ violence-with-conscious-points. It’s out now. Go!

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Watch The Full-Length Teaser For “The Bobby Brown Story” (Trailer)

We got a good ‘New Edition’ story out of ’em. We can likely count on this 2-part ‘Bobby Brown’ miniseries event being solid, too. Coming September 4th.

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“The Hate U Give” Shows How Hard It Is To Do Right When It All Goes Wrong (Trailer)

Halfway through watching this, you might have your mind made up as to whether or not Starr (with two r’s) should speak up… but keep watching. You KNOW it is not that cut-and-dry, and this trailer bears that out. Looks like a good flick to catch. In Theaters October 19, 2018.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly Black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.
– 20th Century Fox

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‘The Equalizer’ Robert McCall Asks Bad Guys, “Who’s Your Daddy?” And The Answer Hurts (Trailer)

Less than a month away from a very rare box office treat. Remember, Denzel doesn’t do sequels… so this joint has got to be the truth! I mean, look at this trailer.

One man has no equal. Denzel returns in #TheEqualizer2 on the big screen July 20th – watch the new trailer now.


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Action-Thriller “The Predator” Gets A Proper Reboot (Trailer)

In theaters on September 14, 2018, expect to hear some hollering at screens; the good, excited fan kind. Seen some lameness in the extensions of Schwarzenegger’s classic, but this one looks like the one that will allow us to collectively hit the reset button and forget about those ‘others.’

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, 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, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
– 20th Century Fox

And Sterling K. Brown striking while that iron is still hot. And Keegan-Michael Key in there (because why let his partner Jordan Peele grab up all the movie review column space). Ha!

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Michael Myers Will Hunt & Haunt You In Your Nightmares Because Of This ‘Halloween’ Reboot (Trailer)

Yeah! Several have tried it, but this version looks like it’s winning. Believe in the ‘boogie man’ that is Michael Myers when the 2018 “Halloween” version hits theaters in October! Got comedic actor Danny McBride and the producer of “Get Out” attached… plus the classic film’s OG Jamie Lee Curtis in there.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
– Universal Pictures

Watch the trailer. The end is gonna get you.

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The Cast Of “Luke Cage” Declares That Season 2 Will Be Better Than Season 1 (Video)

More shooting locations. ‘Luke Cage’ will be over in Brooklyn, too, for Season 2. More than Harlem’s hero… he is a Defender!

The cast of ‘Luke Cage’ On The Rise Of Black Superheroes, Hip-Hop’s Role & Character Developments
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

‘Luke Cage’ was released for binging this past weekend. Get on Netflix and do NOT chill if you have not caught the action yet.


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“Creed II” Is About Way More Than Boxing (Trailer)

So we’re doing this. Saw some scuttlebutt and doctored clips claiming to be ‘trailers’ before, but this comes from the star himself (Michael B. Jordan aka RIP Killmonger). Official.

Expect “Creed II” to continue the ‘Rocky’ franchise in a major, critically acclaimed, way. Trailer above.

(Thanksgiving release. Big. But is that name on the opponent’s robe… DRAGO??? Avenge your pop’s death, Creed!)

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What If Your Best Friend Might Be The Cause Of You Going Back To Prison? (Trailer)

Wow! Two things about this “Blindspotting” trailer stand out.

One, while most would expect that you are ‘innocent until proven guilty’ the default position felons on parole are put in is one where they must continually prove that they are innocent. Imagine that (some don’t even have to ‘imagine’): Having to self-check EVERY move to ensure that it ‘looks’ pure & innocent.

And two, remembering when Dave Chappelle said “that White guy hanging with the Black crew” is the most dangerous dude because there is no telling what he’s done to ‘earn respect’… That’s the dude Miles in this flick. Bet big money on that. He is big trouble.

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Watch Matthew McConaughey Go From Hustler To Dealer To Kingpin To Informant In ‘White Boy Rick’ (Trailer)

Wow. Saw a summary on the Interwebs saying that this cat, Ricky Wershe Jr., was a Detroit street hustler, FBI informant, and drug kingpin… all before he turned 16 years old. “White Boy Rick” is based on the true story.

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‘NBA Live 19’ Promises Even More Realistic Gameplay And Other Next-Level Features (Trailer)

‘NBA Live 19’ drops on September 7th. Be THE ONE, the champ on them gamer streets… but build your TEAM like you are playing for GLOBAL dominance #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork #WOO

Create your player and rise to legend-status by playing at the most respected courts all over the world, and by building your squad to challenge for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. With gameplay innovation including Real Player Motion Tech and new ways to develop your player, NBA Live 19 is the most authentic and responsive experience in franchise history. Learn more:

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God Friended Me: Behind The Scenes (Series Teaser)

Hmm. “God Friended Me” seems intriguing, but I was on the fence. But hold the phone: I now HAVE to watch this… Because my cousin Michele shared it in her timeline like ‘recommended’… AND because this is a Greg Berlanti production (like Arrow, Flash, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow… you get it). THIS is exactly why I watch credits!!

A young atheist is sent on a series of adventures after accepting an unexpected friend request from God. Take a peek behind the scenes at CBS’ new fall drama, God Friended Me.

Ah, Joe Morton has this new gig. Moving on since Scandal. Cool.


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New Episodes Of Marvel’s Luke Cage Dropping Soon (Trailer)

Yeah, you read right.

Ante up. Stream new episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage June 22 on Netflix.
– Marvel’s Luke Cage


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