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One Last Look Before Jeffrey Wright’s HBO Prison Drama “O.G.” Debuts (Trailer)

Latest teaser before the February 23rd premiere of “O.G.”

PREVIOUS: JEFFREY WRIGHT STARS IN HBO’S NEW PRISON DRAMA (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

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RaMell Ross’ Critically-Acclaimed Documentary On Black Life In The Rural South Debuts On PBS (Trailer)

Saw RaMell talking to Trevor on ‘The Daily Show’ about this. Oscar-nominated. Cool. Put the lens on being Black and from Alabama (raising my hand)… and it’s February (Black History Month). Word.

RaMell Ross’s “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, is a dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt.
– PBS

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“Horror Noire” Explores How Black People Love Horror Movies, But Don’t Always Get Love Shown In Return (Trailer)

Yeah. Why do they do us like that? Why do we have to die so fast, at least in the older horror movies? We ain’t tripping…

(Really. That’s Becky-With-The-Good-Hair who always trips and falls when running from monsters & killers. She oughta die ASAP, right? Haaaa!)

Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, HORROR NOIRE takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both Black filmmakers and Black audiences.

Featuring interviews with Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Us), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.

– Shudder

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The Thriller Based On The Classic Novel Gives Steven King’s Twist On The Zombie Genre New Life (Trailer)

Has it always been spelled like that? Hmmm.

Well, looks like Hollywood is hitting the thriller flick well hard for the drinks. Literary and cinematic classic gets another shot at the big screen as “Pet Sematary.” Now… hug your daughter (shiiiiid, nunh-unh!)

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From The Producers Of “IT” Comes “Child’s Play” (Trailer)

Well, ain’t that a… They’re gonna have Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) trying to take on Chucky in this “Child’s Play” reboot?? Friends to the end (NOT)! #WannaPlay

(In theaters June 21st.)

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Latest ‘Endgame’ Teaser Shows The Remaining Avengers Readying Themselves For The Final Fight (Trailer)

Did you see that latest trailer for the follow-up to “Avengers: Infinity Wars”… that “Endgame” joint? It came on during the Super Bowl. I am ready for this movie to jump off, after “Captain Marvel,” of course.

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Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba Are “L.A.’s Finest” (Series Trailer)

Interesting that this will be on Charter, a cable platform. Word on the Interwebs is that the pilot for this “Bad Boys” spinoff-for-TV series was passed on by NBC (which is owned by Comcast, a huge Charter competitor) first. Let’s see if ‘little bank’ can take from ‘big bank’ on this occasion.

Looks like a dope trailer, setting up ‘Syd’ (Gabrielle Union reprising her role as Martin Lawrence’s character’s sister from “Bad Boys II”) as the centerpiece for some good storytelling on the small screen.

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay “Bad Boys” franchise, “L.A.’s Finest” follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.

The first three installments in the 13-episode series will be exclusively available to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (and without ads) on May 13, after which new episodes will release every Monday until the finale.

Debuting in 2019, Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service will launch with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama “L.A.’s Finest,” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its award-winning Spectrum News services. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at www.spectrumoriginals.com/lasfinest.

– Spectrum Originals

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Three Generations Of “Shaft” Are About To Hit The Streets? You Damn Right (Trailer)

Oh man hell yeah! This is gonna be dope. Different angle going heavy on the ‘non-cool’ “Shaft” descendant ‘JJ’ (John Shaft, Jr.) in this chapter. Looks like they kept the Black super-cool street justice vibe and amped the comedy. And kept the sexy… Wow! The sistas in this one (Regina Hall, too… nice look, even as a bitter babymama, ha!). Check out the trailer.

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), may be a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
– Warner Bros. Pictures

And you see ‘Double R’ (Richard Roundtree) is still right in there with the sh!ts, too!

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Harley Quinn Will ‘See You Soon’ Enough… In A New DC Movie In 2020 (Teaser Trailer)

Hard to argue against Margot Robbie being the breakout star of the all-star cast in the DC Universe’s flick “Suicide Squad.” Ready for an argument yet to come? How well will she hold up as the front-and-center star of her own DCU ‘chapter’ of sorts? Discuss.

This is the teasiest of teasers for “Birds of Prey” (due out in 2020).

Check out the official Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) trailer starring Margot Robbie!
– Movieclips Trailers

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The New Jordan Peele Thriller “Us” Debuts In Theaters March 22nd (Trailer)

Did you watch the Super Bowl? Yes? No? No matter… the bigger question is: Did you see the commercials? Some sucked, but that new trailer for the forthcoming Jordan Peele movie “Us” though. WHEW!

Shorter than the first trailer. But just as much thrill chill (not easy chill, SCARY DISTURBING chill) jammed in there.

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After Seven ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies, A ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Spinoff? Yes! (Trailer)

The fate of the world depends on Hobbs and Shaw working together? A second time? They really, REALLY must be out of their rabid rabbit azz MINDS!! Then again, looking at the trailer, this whole flick is an ‘Are you out of your #$%! mind???’ experience. And we are here for it!

After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.

But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.

– Universal Pictures UK

They got Idris running down the side of a skyscraper like it was flat land! Wow. Just wow. Do we even need fast cars at this point? Hahaaa!

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Limited Series ‘The Red Line’ Delivers Several Perspectives In The Aftermath Of A Police Shooting (Trailer)

Award-winning director of the movie “Selma” (Ava DuVernay) and the showrunner for all the superhero shows on The CW (Greg Berlanti) team up on the production of this. Very interested in how they deliver this limited series.

First Look Trailer for THE RED LINE, an eight-episode event series premiering Sunday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS with broadcasts in two-hour installments across four Sundays. It follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all.
– CBS

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Based On A Pro Wrestler’s Real Life Story, “Fighting With My Family” Debuts Next Month (Trailer)

I will admit to being really biased here (huge ‘rasslin fan), but this looks like a really great movie! Based on the life of WWE Superstar Paige. That, this trailer and the casting pulled me right in!

Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living, wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test.

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.

– MGM

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Snitch Cop: Money Is a Powerful Motivator (Video)

Even though it’s like a promo trailer for his standup special (“No One Loves You”), it’s good we did not get wind of this clip until AFTER the Roy Wood, Jr.’s show on Comedy Central. The gig was hilarious on its own; just like this video.

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The “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” Documentary Comes To Showtime This Spring (Trailer)

ShoDocs is a good look for the Wu. A mini-series telling of a story all the heads want to hear – on the history of one of Hip-Hop’s most influential crews ever.

Showtime Documentary Films dives deeper into the music documentary space with Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, a four-part limited docuseries from filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!) that transcends the music documentary genre by creating a new lane that merges music, socio-cultural commentary and intimate family portrait.

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Matthew McConaughey & Snoop Dogg Star In “The Beach Bum” (Trailer)

You don’t sell acid, do you?

So that’s how we are starting this, huh? McConaughey is hilarious! Snoop is right in there getting comedic jabs in, too. AND Martinnnn and…

THE BEACH BUM follows the outrageous misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious burnout who only knows how to live life by his own rules. Complete with an all-star cast including Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence, and Jonah Hill, THE BEACH BUM is the wildly original and subversive new comedy from writer/director Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers).

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Horror: Whats Wrong With Miles? ‘The Prodigy’ Debuts February 8th (Trailer)

FINALLY!!!

Hollywood looks like they are getting the point of what a horror movie is supposed to be… the presentation of a relentless evil force that scares you to death AND fills you with despair because it/he/she is GOING to KILL you (or take your soul or whatever) and yours… and there is NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!

Horror is not just ‘thriller’ or ‘scare ride’ or ‘heart racing terror’… Naaaah, son! HORROR includes the realization that the very, very horrible thing is coming… for YOU. Think ‘Dracula’ at your front door, the devil in ‘The Exorcist’ or the Damien ‘Omen’ franchise…

OHHHH… and speaking of kids, bad kids, and the very bad things they can do… “The Prodigy” trailer is looking like some true HORROR! Yeezus West this kid looks f**ked up in the best scary movie way!

What’s wrong with Miles? From the producer of Exorcism of Emily Rose comes a new vision of unimaginable horror. Watch the full trailer for The Prodigy, starring Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott, in theaters February 8.
#MilesIsDangerous #WhatsWrongWithMiles

(All that said, I really don’t like watching horror movies. I just really appreciate it; like other movie genres, when the films stay true to their school’s rules.)

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Keanu Reeves Is Back For ‘Chapter 3’ Of The John Wick Franchise (Trailer)

John Wick was retired when we started this thing right? But folks had to f**k with him (sigh)… You’d think they’d have learned to leave him alone by now.

Then again, Keanu’s character does end up killing most everybody he ‘teaches’ that lesson in his movies. Good for moviegoers, because we keep getting movies full of good, grimy, popcorn-munching azz kickery. Plus, this go ’round… Halle Berry

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Jeffrey Wright Stars In HBO’s New Prison Drama “O.G.” (Trailer)

Been following (Jeffrey Wright) since ‘Boardwalk Empire’ days. This one right here. If it got any realer, it’d be a documentary. Realistic, accomplished actors alongside real inmates who are ‘acting’ (because HBO) but not ‘playing,’ filmed in a real prison.

O.G. follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright) a maximum-security prison inmate whose impending release is upended when he takes a new arrival under his wing. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter and William Fichtner. O.G. premieres February 23 at 10PM.
– HBO

And the trailer looks to tease a series that addresses very complex issues: Like when the lady tells Louis (Wright) that she believed he should stay imprisoned for life, even if she believed he was remorseful or reformed. Can a prison system truly reform the incarcerated? If so, is that justice for their victims or loved ones? For society? What about justice/protections/respect for inmates who serve?

This should be good.

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Get A First Look At “Fast Color,” The Acclaimed Superpowered Flick Coming To Theaters (Trailer)

Coming off a good SXSW run. Cool. Characterizing the hero’s powers as she experiences them during use. Interesting perspective and very cool, too. Powerful abilities on top of that. Abilities which, of course, put her on the run. Toss in tension with the family who she hopes will help her… and action, drama, sci-fi… BOOM!

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