Gangster flick 'Hackney’s Finest'‏ ventures into London's dark underbelly | Film Trailer

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Billed as a "lighthearted journey into the dark underbelly of London," Hackney's Finest is a fast paced crime caper chronicling the activities of Afghan heroin smugglers, Welsh-Jamaican arms dealers and Eastern-European skinheads. Read more


Watch: Kanye West gives 'The Canyons' film trailer a DONDA remix

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Kanye West and his DONDA design company have put their own spin on the trailer for Lindsay Lohan's new film, The Canyons.

Written by Bret Easton Ellis - the novelist and screen writer behind American Psycho - The Canyons has received rave reviews already; mainly sparking attention due to the fact that Lindsay Lohan appears to have finally impressed critics with her gritty performance alongside award-winning porn star James Deen. Read more


Watch the new 'Thor: The Dark World' trailer (Dir. Alan Taylor)

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Marvel Studios have released a new trailer to the upcoming Thor: The Dark World film, based on some of the new footage shown last month at San Diego Comic-Con. Read more


Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore team up for new HBO comedy series

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The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl creator and star, Issa Rae has linked up with The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to co-write a new comedy series for HBO. Read more


LeBron James selects soundtrack for 'NBA 2K14' game

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Who knew that the current NBA MVP and reigning champion (ugh, totally hurts for me, a Lakers fan, to say) LeBron James had pretty good taste in music? 2K Sports recently announced that the Miami Heat forward has curated 20 songs for the soundtrack of the upcoming game, NBA 2K14. Read more


Behind The Music: Ludacris opens up on career challenges + family alcoholism [Full Episode]

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In the latest episode of VH1's Behind The Music, three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Ludacris discusses the personal story behind his musical career path.

From laying the groundwork as Atlanta radio DJ 'Chris Lova Lova' to being inspired to rap by LL Cool J and eventually linking with the likes of Timbaland for his underground hit "Phat Rabbit," watch as Luda revisits his road to the mainstream charts with "What's Your Fantasy" and "Southern Hospitality," from his multi-platinum major label debut Back for the First Time (2000), and beyond. Read more


Adidas Originals release 'House of Mutombo' teaser

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In anticipation of the re-release of the adidas Mutombo in less than a month, adidas Originals have put together an illustrated animation series, the House of Mutombo. Showcasing the history of charismatic NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo, the three-part series will bring his story to life using paper cutouts from illustrator Nathan Mckee, animated by Jamal Qutub and overlaid with music by PJ Portlock.

Watch a teaser video of the making of the "House of Mutombo" below. Read more


First trailer for 'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story' VH1 biopic unveiled | Film News

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After getting a peek at images of Lil Mama, Drew Sidora and Keke Palmer as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas collectively known as RnB/pop superstar group TLC today we get the first look at the trailer for VH1's CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
Synopsis: Follow the rise of R&B group TLC from it's Atlanta inception to recording studios, the Grammy Awards, and the days following the tragic death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Starring Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Keke Palmer as Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, and LIl Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

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CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story will be released in October.


First trailer for 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' movie adaptation unveiled | Film News

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Ahead of it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 5th-15th), today we get to see the first trailer for the eagerly anticipated Biyi Bandele-directed film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize winning novel Half Of A Yellow Sun, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, John Boyega and Joseph Mawle.

Watch the trailer below and take a look at the official synopsis courtesy of the good folk at Shadow & Act.

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... weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war. Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle) an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.


Beverly Hills Cop TV series fails to find network home, 4th film now in development | News

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With a pilot filmed and heavyweights like Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson signed up to star in the new Beverly Hills Cop TV series, it seemed like a home run for the series just a few months ago. But fast forward to now, and despite interest from four major networks the series still wasn't picked up and has effectively been pushed aside for now.

CBS seemed like the most likely to pick it after showing interest a couple of months back, but after they passed on it so did the other networks. Screenwriter and producer Shawn Ryan who worked on the pilot broke the news on Twitter saying,

However, moments later he posted some more exciting news for fans of the films as a fourth BHC movie may now be in the works due to the pilot testing so well with audiences.

It's unclear why the show wasn't picked up for a series if the pilot did indeed test well, but at least there's good news in store for fans of the film.


Snapshot: André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' biopic

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Doesn't André 3000 capture Jimi Hendrix almost spot on? I know, it's only ONE semi-blurry snapshot but I already know 3 Stacks won't let us down.

If you have no idea what you're looking at, this is the first still of rap legend and one-half of Outkast, André 3000, portraying another music legend, Jimi Hendrix, in a new Hendrix memoir film, All Is By My Side, premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In short, the biopic, filmed in Ireland, focuses on the early days of Hendrix's career. In a more detailed official synopsis:

Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him. Starring Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, André Benjamin, Ruth Negga and Adrian Lester.

A trailer for the film should be coming out soon. As for a release date, let's hope it will be some day in 2013.


Watch the second trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The sequel to the original The Hunger Games film has been hotly anticipated since the first movie finished, and with just a few months to go until we get to watch Catching Fire in the cinema a second trailer has now been released picking up right where we left off. Read more


Superman/Batman movie announced; set to be released Summer 2015 [Video] | Geek Alert

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After Batman's The Dark Knight trilogy and the Superman reboot Man Of Steel, this is the moment every DC Comics geek/fanboy(or girl) has waited for all of their lives. Superman and Batman are set to appear in the same live action, big screen blockbuster movie!
The announcement was made last night, at the end of the Warner Bros. panel during the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, by director Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel). The director took to the podium and to share the news with a room full of already excited fans...
“It’s official that we are gonna make another Superman movie… The truth is you don’t want me to tell you what the movie’s about, but I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could help you out with.”

Raising the suspense levels, Snyder brought on actor Harry Lennix (because he has a cooler voice) to read something that would help break the news in the most worthy fashion, making sure to state “We’re not adapting this thing, but it is the thing that will help tell this story.” Then Lennix read the following text taken from the Frank Miller created series The Dark Knight Returns...
“I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”

With a chill in the air, the lights were shut off before the Superman logo was projected on the screen, then, the Bat sign appeared behind it. It was official, the Super/Batman: World's Finest movie is on the way.

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Henry Cavill will be returning to the role as Superman/Clark Kent, but no word on who will be donning Batman's Cowl or Bruce Wayne's Tom Ford suit. Whilst it's doubtful that Christian Bale will return to the role, will the storyline from the Dark Knight Rises continue and will Joseph Gordon-Levitt take on the role? So many questions. Take a look at the press release below and stay locked for updates.

NEXT DC SUPER HERO MOVIE IN PRE-PRODUCTION

Director Zack Snyder Unites Superman and Batman in One Explosive New Film

BURBANK, CA, July 20, 2013 – On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyderis bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures.

The current hit, “Man of Steel,” has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcomingfilm brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date inSummer 2015.

man-of-steel-poster-henry cavillSilverman stated, “Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he’s a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way.” Kroll added, “We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of ‘Man of Steel’ is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us.”

Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted,“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DCEntertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”

Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, “I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”

The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Thomas offered, “Whilst our ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.”

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.


'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' trailer unveiled (starring Idris Elba x Naomie Harris) | Film

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To mark the 95th birthday (July 18th) of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the iconic South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, freedom fighter and former president, the first explosive official trailer for the autobiographical big screen movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom which stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, was premiered in full. Watch the full trailer below.

Synopsis: MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is out on Nov. 29.


Jay Pharoah impersonates JAY Z at the ESPYs [Video]

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"And you probably thought to yourself, I bet JAY Z has tons of free time to worry about my career..."

SNL comedian Jay Pharoah took the stage at the ESPYs in Los Angeles Wednesday night and impersonated JAY Z, the sports agent. While he joked about what he, as Hov, has planned for some of his signees, Kevin Durant and Victor Cruz, he also poked fun at what he would have in store for Danica Patrick and Chris Bosh they were to sign to Roc Nation.

Throughout the set, there were some scattered laughs, awkward silences and a super straight faced Sean Combs.

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Yep, Diddy was not amused. Be the judge and tell us if you think Jay was funny or not in the ESPYs clip below.


Poet Dean Atta pays tribute to Trayvon Martin with "Black Britain & Black America"

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Whilst many are still reeling over the verdict in the George ZimmermanTrayvon Martin trial, a number of media figures have quickly come out to express their views of the decision to acquit the Neighbourhood Watchman over the death of 17 year old teen. UK poet Dean Atta delivers a timely and poignant poem entitled “Black Britain & Black America #TrayvonMartin,” paying tribute to the slain adolescent in addition to expressing the varied similarities and discriminatory issues plaguing both the UK and US. Read more