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Fight Breaks Out On Set of New Mob Series, ‘Silent Partners’

A tip was received that actors Paul Mormando and Ciro Dapagio got into a shoving match on the set of the new Mob series Silent Partners. During a shoot of Silent Partners actor and director, Ciro Dapagio was doing a sparring session with Action Star Paul Mormando when things got so physical that the two started pushing and shoving after a take. Another actor Garry Pastore (star of  HBO’s The Duece) had to step in. Eventually, things cooled down and the scene was finally shot.”

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Internationally recognized and renowned martial artists Action star Paul Mormando has been cast as Benny Blades in SILENT PARTNERS, an exciting new series based on real-life mafia boss Dave Iacovetti. Mormando, a Brooklyn native and renowned action star, will portray the heavy-hitting street enforcer for the Gambino crime family, offering ample opportunity for the skilled martial artist to showcase his well-rounded and distinctive set of fighting skills.

Set in 1980’s South Florida, SILENT PARTNERS tells the unbelievable and compelling true story of Good E-Boy Insurance, which served as a front for a Mob-run operation, and how the business went rogue when it partnered with an outlaw mafia member, who just so just happened to be Cosa Nostra royalty and a member of the Sicilian Mafia.

SILENT PARTNERS began shooting on location in Miami at the end of May and the powerful series also stars Garry Pastore (The Deuce) as Dave Iacovetti and Joseph Donofrio (A Bronx Tale) as Dave Jr. Ronnie Marmo (General Hospital), James Russo (Django Unchained, Donnie Brasco) and Antoni Corone (We Own the Night) round out the ensemble.

Paul Mormando is more accustomed to playing the hero in his projects. However, he welcomes the challenge and intrigue that comes with taking on a role that is far darker than what he’s used to, in portraying a real-life gangster. Mormando says “I am really excited to expand my acting range and take on a role that is not the norm for me, especially to be surrounded by such a great ensemble cast.”

Creator Ciro Dapagio managed to catch the eye of well-respected showrunner Pat Andrew, a former executive of Spelling Entertainment. Andrew partnered with Dapagio coming hot off the success of his YouTube web series The MobKing, which won Best New Web Series and Best Lead Actor at the Annual Widescreen Festival in 2018.  Dapagio, himself, is a unique figure in the entertainment industry, as a former member of organized crime in Florida who, then transitioned into life as a writer and actor after being released from prison. Dapagio’s experience helps to lend SILENT PARTNERS a distinct sense of authenticity. The show is currently being shopped and hopes to air late 2019.  Paul Mormando is represented by Mike Quinn of Silverstone Entertainment USA.

It looks like these two might need to come together so they can get things accomplished!

 

Tip: Google News “Domenick Nati

CO-STARS FOR WILL SMITH AND MARTIN LAWRENCE’S ‘BAD BOYS 4 LIFE’ ANNOUNCED

Everybody is waiting on the last installment of Bad Boys and today, Will and martin’s co-stars have finally been announced.

According to a report from Variety Magazine, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, and Charles Melton are on board to join Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Sony’s Bad Boys 4 Life.

Last month, Will Smith confirmed the production of the third chapter of the Bad Boy film franchise, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are on hand to direct the sequel from a script by Peter Craig. Martin doubled the excitement by confirming the blockbuster franchise would officially go back into production.

Look for the Bad Boys 4 Life to hit theaters in 2019.

Movie Review: Netflix’s Birdbox

Bird Box is the latest new Netflix horror-thriller based on a novel by Josh Malerman and directed by Susanne Bier. In this post-apocalyptic world, to take the blindfolds off would be to risk insanity and even death. The cast for the film included, Sandra Bullock, and co-star Trevante Rhodes. Joining Bullock and Rhodes in Bird Box’s ensemble were Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, BD Wong, John Malkovich, Machine Gun Kelly, Tom Hollander, David Dastmalchian, Danielle Macdonald, Jacki Weaver and Lil Rel Howery.

Now like many I was drawn to the film after seeing a host of responses about how amazing this film was. As a movie lover and lover of horror-thriller movies myself, I felt it was time to turn off the lights and cuddle up to watch this film.

I won’t spoil the film by giving you all the massive details of every scene because I want viewers to at least watch the film to gather their own opinion of the movie.

After seeing this movie, I felt the film was a bit rushed and that the story-line could have been better, especially with a 19.8 million dollar budget.

You have this amazing cast and yet the story line is moving so fast with not enough details. There’s this unseen being that the victims see and it manifests as their worst fear, then they kill themselves immediately.

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There is never any full information on how to defeat whatever it is they are witnessing other than to simply blindfold themselves.

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Bird Box, Sandra Bullock

We don’t even know where this thing came from, it just appears to be jumping across the nation. The movie ends up coming off as a bit predictable, comical and even disappointing.

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You have this group of people who have managed to survive this unseen being and they are gathered in a house and then there comes a scene where suddenly one guy is able to kill just about everyone in the home. Not the unseen being…but one guy who has suddenly been taken over after desiring to see whatever it is that takes over the mind. The problem I have with that is, how is he suddenly able to avoid committing suicide like everyone else who has seen this “being”?

The movie portrays the thought that if you see this “being”…you lose your mind and immediately commit suicide. Yet this one guy is able to walk around the house after seeing it and aides in helping to kill the remaining people in the home, with the only survivors being Bullock and Rhodes.

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Netflix’s Birdbox, Trevante Rhodes and Sandra Bullock

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The movie then speeds up and years have gone by and suddenly the two are in love and raising two kids and learning to survive. There is also a group who are just like the guy in the past scene who can walk around normal after seeing this “being” and then down goes Rhodes in the film.

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Scene from Netflix’s BirdBox

Bullock is now left to survive with the two kids and travel down a river to a location for safety and survival from this unseen being. Upon arrival, the movie is pretty much over.

So what’s next for the survivors in this protected place? They basically just live with birds tweeting around them and this “being” still on the loose. The movie almost reminds me of “The Quiet Place”, even though we were at least able to see what they were afraid of.

I truly expected more from this film because of the amazing cast and with a title like BirdBox, I suppose I was expecting to see maybe attacks from birds or maybe a disease from the birds that was causing people to go insane. The only thing we casually discover in the film is that the birds make a lot of noise when the being is nearby.

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Netflix’s Birdbox

I was not thrilled or amazed by this film at all. The entire time I was desperately waiting for more to emerge from the scenes. I honestly would love to see someone remake this film as it seems it has much potential to be a great film with the right story-line.

 

Share your thoughts on the movie in the comments.

 

 

 

 

‘Rugrats’ Set for Series Reboot on Nickelodeon & Live-Action Movie

 

 

OMG! One of our favorite 90s cartoon shows ‘Rugrats’ is returning to Nickelodeon!

The 26-episode series has been ordered by the network as well as a live-action movie with CGI characters.

Both the TV reboot and the movie will include all-new adventures with characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters.

via Variety:

The show’s original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting will be announced in the coming months.

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” said Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks and interim president of Nickelodeon. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

The “Rugrats” movie will be written by David Goodman and is set to be released on Nov. 13, 2020 by Paramount Players, the division of Paramount Pictures that develops and produces co-branded feature films with Viacom’s leading media networks.

“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” said Brian Robbins, president of Paramount Players. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the “Rugrats” crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”

“Rugrats” joins the recently announced return of “Blue’s Clues” as the latest classic original series Nickelodeon is bringing back for today’s generation of kids and families. Nickelodeon produced and aired an all-new “Hey Arnold!” special in 2017, and has announced the return of two more beloved titles as forthcoming specials: “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Invader Zim.”

Are you excited to see ‘Rugrats’ return for a new generation?

Check out Comedian HaHa Davis’s reaction to the return of the Rugrats below!

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‘Black Panther’ Actor Winston Duke Set To Play Kimbo Slice in Biopic

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‘Black Panther’ breakout star Winston Duke is set to take on the role of MMA legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in ‘Backyard Legend.’ 

via Deadline:

White Boy Rick scribe Andy Weiss is writing the screenplay about the Bahamian-born backyard brawler who rose from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame after his brutal backyard fights drew a huge YouTube audience. Kimbo Slice died suddenly in June 2016 at 42 from heart failure and a liver mass. Though he battled high blood pressure for years, Kimbo Slice insisted on boxing months before his death, winning a three-round heavyweight match against Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris at Bellator 149 in Houston. Before dying Kimbo Slice was scheduled to fight James Thompson in the main event Bellator 158 despite his family’s mixed emotions. They knew his health was ailing given his lack of energy in the Dada 5000 fight.

Duke and Michael Imber, Kimbo’s longtime friend, manager and employer, who will be prominently depicted in the picture (the role has yet to be cast), will also serve as EPs.

Jones says, “It’s a rich and layered tale about this man’s incredible journey from a poor neighborhood in Miami to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. We are ecstatic that Winston has decided to take on this both physically and emotionally challenging role. We simply could not find a better Kimbo!”

Duke adds “I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.”

Jones produced George Gallo’s latest movie Bigger, which Andy Weiss also co-penned, about fitness gurus the Weider brothers. Jones is also producing Gallo’s upcoming political thriller Covet. 

Winston truly fits the part for the role!

Watch: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Whoopi Goldberg Star in Tyler Perry’s ‘Nobody’s Fool’ [Video]

Tiffany Haddish’s career has been non-stop since last year’s ‘Girl’s Trip,’ and now the actress is back with yet another film.

She’s starring alongside Tika Sumpter and Whoopi Goldberg in Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool.

via Complex:

In the trailer for the Tyler Perry written/directed film, Haddish plays the wild, reckless sister of Southside with You breakout star Tika Sumpter. Sumpter’s character Danica helps Haddish’s Tanya get back on her feet after a stint in jail. “Out of jail, free at last, free at last, I’mma go out there and shake my ass,” Haddish sings in the trailer.

On the outside, Danica’s successful and bougie lifestyle seems like the perfect opposite of Tanya’s. But when Tanya finds out her sister is being catfished by a potential love interest, she attempts to help Danica out at any cost. We see Tanya threatening to put a hit on the scammer, crashing a wedding, and agitating her new boss played by Omari Hardwick. Oh, and Whoopi Goldberg plays their mom.

Nobody’s Fool hits theaters Nov. 2. Check out the trailer below.

‘Black Panther’ Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Superhero Movie of All-Time

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has become the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States.

via THR:

The Disney and Marvel release achieved the milestone on Saturday after passing up fellow Marvel title The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million in 2012. To boot, Black Panther is only one of seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically (it currently ranks No. 6 on the list).

Black Panther has shattered numerous milestones since opening in theaters on Feb. 16.

Globally, the film has earned north of $1.2 billion to date. By the end of Sunday, it will leap past Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).

The movie, which cost $200 million to make before marketing, was a bold move on the part of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.

Black Panther is unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black https://youtu.be/QwievZ1Tx-8cast. Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

Don’t expect the ‘Black Panther’ hype to die down anytime soon — especially considering T’Challa will be appearing again next month when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters!

Check out the trailer below!