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Tiffany Haddish to Star in ‘The Lego Movie 2’

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Lego Movie 2 comes out February 8, 2019

Tiffany Haddish has signed on voice one of the lead characters in the upcoming sequel to ‘The Lego Movie.’

via Variety:

“Trolls” director Mike Mitchell has been tapped to direct the pic. Producers are “Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Jill Wilfert from Lego Group, Chris McKay, and Jinko Gotoh are executive producing.

Lord and Miller wrote the first draft of the script for the sequel with Raphael Bob-Waksberg coming on board for a re-write. Matt Fogel has written the latest draft.

The plot and details of Haddish’s character are being kept under wraps.

Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy overseeing for Warner Animation Group.

“The Lego Movie 2” is set to bow on Feb. 8, 2019. “The Lego Movie” grossed nearly $470 million worldwide in 2014 amid strong support from critics and fans.

Haddish’s star has been on the rise since her breakout role in the Universal comedy “Girl’s Trip.” Since then, she set a new milestone on “Saturday Night Live” as the first black female stand-up comedian to host and lined up several projects. She is currently set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in New Line’s “The Kitchen” and is also attached to star in the Universal comedy “The Temp.”

Haddish’s other upcoming projects include starring alongside Tracy Morgan in TBS’ “The Last OG,” which will be released in 2018; she recently wrapped production on Universal’s “Night School” opposite Kevin Hart. She also has “Limited Partners” in development with Paramount, which she will star in and serve as an executive producer on as well.

Outside of her film and TV projects, she is also set to release her book “The Last Black Unicorn,” which comes out Dec. 5, and just announced 2018 dates for her new stand-up tour “She Ready.”

Tiffany is not playing honey! She is putting in major work!

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Black Panther Review: Greatest Inspiration Created By Marvel

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Marvel: Black Panther

                                Written By: Tanisha D. Davis

Where do I begin to express how amazing this film was?

Let me first say that this film is everything that we imagined it would be, and well worth the wait. After seeing numerous trailers and watching countless interviews from the cast about what to expect from the film, I am well pleased that the long awaited anticipation was everything I hoped it would be. Outstanding job from the entire cast and the producers of this sensational film, that managed to ignite my mental in every way possible!

This film was filled with so much passion and emotion for the culture that was represented in this fictional African nation called, Wakanda. There were times when watching the battles that I myself was ignited with a fire deep within that yearned to be part of such a great nation as this fictional place. There was a powerful message that I discovered in the film that I was not expecting.

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I imagined a battle that would take place among outsiders but realized later on that the largest battle was within for Wakanda. We had created a battle within ourselves because of a bad decision. We had left behind something that was part of us because we were afraid of what it could become, therefore creating a monster.

This message once discovered spoke volumes to my soul. As a young African American woman, my mind began to think about what all we as a nation of intelligent black people could have had if we had not grown up neglected away from our true culture, and who we really were before being stolen from our lands. We were lied to and taught to hate ourselves, therefore creating monsters within because we were not welcome or felt that we belonged anywhere. We were lost, awaiting the moment to be found or an opportunity to get back to where we came from.

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There was pain, anger, and sympathy in the film for Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) because we all can relate to the feeling of growing up in a land separated from a royal nation of intelligent people. Imagine being of a royal background and being left out of the experience and lifestyle that you could have been living. Imagine being rich but what you see around you has taught you that you are poor and nothing.

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Think on that. Imagine the anger that would build up inside you causing you to fight daily and be angry not because of where you are, but because you never knew that where you are right now, is not who you ever truly were created or born to be.

It made sense why he had spent so much time seeking a way to get back to his roots and claim a privilege that had been taken away from him without choice. Erik Killmonger is an example in many ways of black people in America.

Many of us are still fighting to identify ourselves and be restored back to the culture that we had stolen away from us.

This film made you think and long to be part of something greater than what you see around you everyday. It was action packed and the special effects were amazing!

There were scenes that made you emotional and almost lose hope, but only for a moment, as you watched on the edge of your seat in admiration of that hope being restored by watching the Black Panther rise and conquer!

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Through this film we discover a passion to rise up and fight against anything that comes to take away our peace. We see a strong, powerful, and intelligent nation of people! The fictional nation of Wakanda was ready to battle each other and others to protect itself from the possible destruction of outsiders. There was a unity like no other!

I encourage everyone to go out to the theaters this weekend and experience this powerful historical film! This is by far the most inspirational black film created by Marvel, and I am very much in anticipation of a sequel, because something tells me that the world is about to know Wakanda and feel the power of the Black Panther!

 

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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.

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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!