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Black Panther Comes Alive in Best Trailer Yet! [Watch Trailer]

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Marvel: Black Panther

Marvel revealed its newest look at the studio’s first big blockbuster of 2018, Black Panther.

The new Black Panther trailer played during the halftime show of a big football game, this time at the National Championship Game in Atlanta. The trailer, billed as a “Special Look,” debuted following a halftime performance from Kendrick Lamar, who late last year hinted that he was working on the Black Panther soundtrack. The 8-minute or so set featured a medley of hits including “DNA,” “Element,” “Humble” and “All The Stars” — the latter being the first single from the Black Panther soundtrack. Lamar ended the set by saying “This is TDE… Black Panther” and then walking off stage.

Kendrick Lamar
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At San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, an exclusive trailer for Black Panther was shown to the 10,000 people gathered in Hall H. The trailer was set to the tune of Lamar’s “DNA.” Director Ryan Coogler told the Los Angeles Times that Lamar created a perfect anthem, which summed up his feelings on the story of T’Challa, Wakanda and Black Panther at large.

Black Panther will be released on Feb. 16.

Check out the trailer below!

 

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Starrdom100’s ‘Bright’ Review: If You Love Fantasy Then It’s Worth Watching!

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Will Smith, Joel Edgerton 

Bright, is about an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police officers, one a human, the other an orc, embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything. The movie released today, December 22 on Netflix, created on a 90 million budget, and of course some bad reviews about the movie instantly filled media sites. 

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Credit: Netflix ‘Bright’

The movie was directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) and stars Will Smith (Ward, a human) and  Joel Edgerton (Jakoby, an orc). Critics have claimed the movie to be a waste however after watching the movie I have discovered a very opposite look at the movie.

For one, I love the whole idea of fantasy mixed with action and this sci-fi thriller was able to hold my attention. Seeing Will Smith in this role reminded me of him in the popular movie, “Men In Black” where he played a police officer who joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. Here he is yet again in a similar role yet in a world where all of these creatures from the fantasy world we have read about in books, exist.

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Credit: Netflix ‘Bright’

The start of the movie reminds me of the opening to the film, Independence Day where Smith is seen greeting his family, and then there is a crazy scene where he has to kill a fairy. I will admit there are some odd parts in the script but it just makes for a few good laughs along the way. The partnership between Smith and Edgerton is quite amusing and watching them interact as they discover that they are now destined to fulfill a long awaited prophecy is quite interesting.  Honestly you would have to love fantasy and enjoy how the director brings this movie into a modern day action thriller.

I saw all the bad reviews and I had to check this movie out for myself to see why it was getting so many bad reviews. I’m glad that I watched the movie.

The movie also displayed some strong messages, where you see the cruel treatment towards the orc played by Joel Edgerton, who decides to become a police officer. To me, it displayed the harsh reality of racism today in the workforce when you are different from others. The orcs in the movie are considered to be corrupt and bad guys and there is even a scene where the police are seen beating a bunch of orcs and Smith ask’s him whether he is an orc or an officer. Makes you think of what some of a different race have to deal with on today’s police force or society period.  The elves are a bunch of rich fancy people with nice cars living in a separate division from the others, so go figure on who would be presumed as the elves in our world today.  The fairies are far from anything special because people want them killed as if they are the rodents of the society. Sorry Tinker Bell fans because the fairies are not the good guys or gals in this movie.

Yet with all of the crazy plots of the movie, you manage to see two officers set aside their differences and come together to do something positive for the world. They also learn more about themselves and their purpose through near death experiences and the discovery of a magic they never knew existed.

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are hilarious in the movie, and regardless of a few twists in the storyline that take it away from being perfect in the eyes of major critics, I believe the message was never to display a perfect movie because the world they reside in is far from perfect. It’s interesting, it is fantasy, and it gets five stars in my book and I’m looking forward to a sequel from Netflix, which sources state that one has already been ordered.

So go watch the movie & enjoy!

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‘THE STAR’ Puts A New Twist On The Classic Christmas Story! [Trailer]

This holiday season, witness the story of the first Christmas… through a whole new set of eyes!

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In the Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

Cast: Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Aidy Bryant, Delilah with Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.

The movie looks hilarious and will be in theaters everywhere on November 17, just in time for you to enjoy with the kids before Thanksgiving!

Check Out the Trailer Below!

JUSTICE LEAGUE In Theaters For ThanksGiving!

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. This film will have a much lighter tone than Batman v Superman; it’s a fun ensemble focused on Batman assembling the team. The film is directed by Zack Snyder with a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, from a story by Terrio and Snyder, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben AffleckHenry CavillAmy AdamsGal GadotEzra MillerJason MomoaRay FisherJeremy IronsDiane LaneConnie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.

The movie will be in theaters everywhere on November 17!

Check out the Trailer Below!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle In Theaters For Christmas Starring Kevin Hart, The Rock & More!

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The movie we all grew up on is back and this time it’s being told with a bit of a twist. Of course it’s not like the original one we remember with the late star, Robin Williams, but it is quite interesting. I would like to think that having stars such as Kevin Hart, The Rock, Jack Black, Nick Jonas and others help to make the movie worth watching.

The movie tells the story of four high school kids  who discover an old video game console, and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

The movie is set to release just in time for Christmas on December 20, 2017.

Check out the Trailer Below!

 

 

Disney-Pixar Movie ‘COCO’ In Theaters For ThanksGiving

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. 

So if you are planning to go to the theaters to catch a film with the kids and family for Thanksgiving, be sure to check out, COCO which is in theaters everywhere on November 22, 2017.

Check out the trailer below.

 

 

BET Sets ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ For Fall 2018 With Woody McClain Back In The Role of Bobby Brown!

Are we not in love enough with Woody McClain? He is officially the new Bobby and I’m loving it because he is an amazing actor. I can’t see nobody else playing Bobby Brown other than Woody McClain, so excellent decision by BET network. The actor, who played the R&B/pop singer in BET’s miniseries The New Edition Story, has signed to repeat his role in the network’s two-part followup, The Bobby Brown Story. Let me go on record to say that Woody has to be Bobby for every movie from now on that has something to do with the story of Bobby Brown! #WeLoveYouNewBobby

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The movie is written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins. The Bobby Brown Story will pick up where the New Edition mini series left off at. It will showcase the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular 80’s boy band on  through his solo career, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston.  Covering thirty years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist. BET said The Bobby Brown Story also will be a story about redemption. Through sobriety, the singer learns to be a better man, husband and father. He even finds love again by remarrying in 2012. The casting for the movie is still under way for the other key players in The Bobby Brown Story, including Houston, Bobbi Kristina, Jackson, Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface and others. McClain is repped by Henderson Represents, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

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Woody McClain seen here talking to Bobby Brown during The New Edition Movie filming

For those who don’t know, Woody McClain was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career as a professional dancer. So of course it makes sense why he was able to nail those legendary Bobby Brown moves in the movie. He has since performed with numerous artists including Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony. After excelling in his career as a professional dancer, he began creating original social media content and noticed very quickly that he had a gift for making people laugh.

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Woody McClain

Woody also signed with Kevin Hart’s production company, ‘HartBeat Digital’, in December 2015 to produce content after his version of Hart’s “Permission to Cuss” skit went viral and caught Hart’s attention. Woody’s first venture into acting proved incredibly successful when he was sent to audition for BET’s The New Edition Story and booked the lead role, playing Bobby Brown. He will also be seen on the big screen in Canal Street playing “MayMay,” set to release in February 2018. His upcoming projects also include a role in USA’s series “Unsolved,” which is currently in production. Alongside his acting, Woody is currently executive producing his own creation titled Stories with Kev. He has teamed up with Kevin Hart for a streaming series in which he plays Kevin, based on Hart’s most iconic stories and stand-up bits. New episodes release every Friday on Hart’s #1-rated streaming video service, “Laugh Out Loud.”

2018 is going to be one amazing year for the handsome young actor and I’m grabbing my kettle flavored popcorn to tune in for every role!

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Here’s The Official Cast of the 2019 Lion King Movie, Including Beyoncé as Nala

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The Lion King is getting a reboot and the film’s trailer is amazing!

The movie comes from the same producers of The Jungle Book. I’m excited and I can’t wait to check out the new movie! The cast of the 2019 live-action Lion King film, which has surfaced in bits and whispers over the past few months, was finally made whole Wednesday night. Check out the Trailer Below!

 It’s an extremely well-put-together ensemble. I’d even go as far to say this is one of only a very few combinations of casting choices that could convince me to watch another Lion King movie; I along with many others remember when the original movie came out and I have loved it every since. Standouts among the cast include Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala (confirming rumors that have been circulating since April), and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. I’m also happy to see John Oliver play a juicy and entirely appropriate role while he waits in the wings to portray Steve Mnuchin. Donald Glover and James Earl Jones were among those cast earlier this year, but it can’t hurt to be reminded how good this should all turn out.  If there is to be singing from Simba though, I’m going to be listening close because the amazing voice of Jason Weaver’s in the original one is still ringing in our heads. However I am expecting the movie theaters to be packed for this movie. Disney and it’s producers can guarantee to break a record in the theaters when it comes out!

The full cast, per Disney, is below:

The film is set to be released July 19, 2019.

 

Chadwick Boseman Is Thurgood Marshall! [Trailer]

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As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case.

Chadwick Boseman is an amazing actor and honestly I love him in this role. But then again I think those who have seen him act, pretty much love him in all of his roles. He really takes on the mindset of the person that he is playing. Now of course I have heard some feedback from some people who were like, Chadwick looks nothing like Thurgood Marshall but guess what…sometimes it’s not about the exact features, it’s about the message getting out there through your screens.

Chadwick has that smooth style that just slides right on in front of the cameras and takes over the role naturally. I can’t wait to grab my bag of popcorn next month and watch him on the screen for this movie. If I had the chance to interview him then that would be awesome because my first question would be to ask him how he manages to nail the mindset of each character that he plays on these films. The guy is amazing and very talented so who cares if he doesn’t look exactly like him, Boseman can play anybody if you ask me.

But no seriously, the man is blessed with a gift to act and it comes naturally. For those looking to build an acting career, it’s so important to learn how to take on the role naturally so that your viewers believe you are who they say you are on that header when people are watching.

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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice.

Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.

Marshall was a powerful man in the court room. I have confidence that Boseman is going to help bring his story and hard work to life on the screens. The movie is set to release next month on October 13, 2017.

Check out the Trailer for #MarshallMovie below.