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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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From “Luke Cage” Villain Back To Big Screen Bad Guy: Mahershala Ali Features In “Alita: Battle Angel” (Trailer)

You didn’t think Mahershala Ali was done when Alfre Woodard’s character deaded ‘Copperhead’ in season 1 of Netflix’s Marvel series “Luke Cage”, did you? Nah man, Robert Rodriguez still has work for the brother; work that will debut in theaters December 21, 2018.

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
– 20th Century Fox

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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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Luke Cage (Official Trailer)

Yes sir! September 30, 2016, is when you need to have Netflix or get with someone who does. The whole first season of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” will be ready for serious binge watching. The trailer teases a complicated life for the reluctant kick-azz crimefighter (the best kind, right?) with powers that make him seem nearly invincible. Check it out, and get you mind (and your Netflix account) right!

In this Marvel live action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.

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Kicks (Trailer)

“Kicks” earned honors at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and this trailer more than lets us know why. Justin Tipping directs this story of a 15-year-old teen that felt ostracized until he got some cool kicks – Jordans. Then, just as he was finally feeling cool, he gets thrown a beating and the shoes get taken.


Then the teen and his friends (one of whom is Biggie’s son) spend the rest of the time trying to get the sneaks back. Director Tipping lifted the themes for this incredible coming-of-age film from his own teen years.

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