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New Movie Trailer: 'Aladdin'

Posted On: October 12, 2018

Disney released the first trailer for its live action movie, "Aladdin."

Aladdin is an animated classic which premiered in 1992.

Earlier this week, Will Smith previewed the first marketing poster for Aladdin and revealed he would be playing the Genie. 

The trailer opens up with a sky view overlooking the desert of Agrabah and the instrumentals of 'Arabian Nights.' Aladdin and his voyagers approach the tiger headed Cave of Wonders and are instructed by a mysterious voice saying, "only one may enter here." Aladdin goes into the cave and... well you just have to see the trailer for yourself.

The upcoming flick is directed by Guy Ritchie and its featured stars: Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott playing Jasmin, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; and more.

Aladdin is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.

Until then, check out the trailer below.

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Ryan Coogler Signs Deal to Write and Direct 'Black Panther' Sequel

Posted On: October 12, 2018

Wakanda Forever!

As Ryan Coogler signed a deal to write and direct the sequel to Black Panther. Imparted by The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive article.

"Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the filmmaker behind Marvel’s landmark Black Panther has quietly closed a deal to write and direct the sequel."

Black Panther was a blockbuster hit and grossed over $1.3 billion globally. The storyline inspirited the Marvel comic book character T'Challa, who is king of Wakanda. In the film, T'Challa takes his throne as his father's successor and encounters several trials and tribulations along his journey as king. One of them was Erik Killmonger played by Michael B.Jordan.

There's been conversations and inquisitions about a Black Panther 2. It was speculated that Ryan Coogler would direct the sequel.

"In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked"

Disclosed and reported by THR, Coogler is indeed directing and penning the next chapter of Black Panther. Ryan Coogler was patient and took his time with closing a deal for the sequence to Black Panther.

"Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago."

Production for the film is set to begin between 2019 and 2020.

In the meantime, Ryan Coogler is advancing developments for a new flick called Wrong Answer with Michael B. Jordan. Coogler also, wrote the upcoming Creed II movie. Collaborated with LeBron James, as the executive producer for Space Jam's epilogue.

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Reference of Article: The Hollywood Reporter


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50 Cent Inks Multi-Series Deal with Starz

Posted On: October 11, 2018

Getting his shine on, 50 Cent inked a multi-series deal with Starz, estimating to $150 million dollars.

In "Power" Season 5, 50 Cent killed off his character Kanan and this is the rebirth. Sourcing an exclusive article from Variety, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson secured the bag furthering his business relationship and alliance with Starz.


The multi-series deal with Starz entails a four year commitment and the development of newly scripted and unscripted ventures, spearheaded by 50 Cent's  G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. In addition, the agreement also consist of a three-series commitment as reported by Variety below.

"The deal represents a significant increase to Starz’s investment in Jackson, executive producer of drama series "Power." It includes a three-series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive, and a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects."

Facilitating his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. and his role as an executive producer, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson is now the eye behind the camera as a director for Power Season 6.

Combining his street smarts and experience as a former OG, along with his acumen of being agile in a boardroom, 50 Cent proposed his initial vision and plans for Starz.

"When I sat down with Chris [Albrecht, Starz CEO] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history,” Jackson said. “I am excited to announce that we’ve made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film & Television and Starz/Lionsgate and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world … Get The Strap."

His acquisition with Starz, provides Curtis Jackson to scale all platforms managed by Starz and general input of distribution and authorization of G-Unit Film & Television, Inc label and its content, disclosed by Variety below.

"The agreement provides Jackson and G-Unit access to the full breadth of platforms operated by Starz and its corporate parent Lionsgate. It also gives Jackson input into the merchandising and licensing of brands and content developed by G-Unit."

Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht corresponded about the multi-series deal, expressing his satisfaction with 50 Cent and what he brings to the table.

"Both on screen and off, Curtis has proven that he can deliver content that our viewers want to watch. He is the real deal, and we have given him a real deal, with what I believe to be among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television. We’re pleased to expand our relationship and consider this the beginning of many new and exciting ventures to come."

50 Cent and Starz are currently developing "Black Mafia Family" (B.M.F) project, inspired by the Big Meech autobiography and "Vanguard," a storyline of an ex-Navy seal coming to terms with the genesis of his gangsta and keeping it G with some drug cartels.

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Reference of Article: Variety

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Trey Songz Stars in New "Blood Brother" Flick with China Anne McClain and Fetty Wap

Posted On: October 11, 2018

Trey Songz is the lead actor for a new movie titled, "Blood Brother."

It's a crime drama with a storyline of four friends that made a pact as blood brothers. The four of them rob an armored truck and during their escape, one of the friend stayed behind and took the fall for the robbery. Time goes on, Trey Songz matures and becomes a cop. His homie gets out of prison and unlike Trey, he remained a criminal.

Below is a description from the film.

"When an ex-con takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they committed together, one of the friends, now a cop, risks his life to stop him."

Produced and directed by: Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and WWE's W Studios. The flick also stars: Fetty WapChina Anne McClain from Black Lighting, Tanee McCall, Hassan Johnson; and WWE's R-Truth.

Blood Brother is scheduled to premier On Demand streaming services November 30th.

Until then, check out the trailer below.


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Tech Drops: Beats by Dre 'Skyline Collection'

Posted On: October 11, 2018

Beats by Dre introduced a brand new Skyline Collection, demonstrating four new colorways of its trendy Studio3 headphones. The colors are: Midnight Black, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand and Shadow Grey.

The Studio3 Skyline Collection factor in Beats by Dre's Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling technology and has a 40 hour battery life. Which gives its consumers the flexibility of listening to music all day and into the night.

Beats by Dre's Studio3 Skyline Collection also features, a fast fuel charging method that provides hours of playback after charging for ten minutes.

Beats' Studio3 Skyline Collection are available online.

For more info and purchase, click on the link below.

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Overview of "Power" Season 5 Opener

Posted On: July 02, 2018

The acclaimed TV show/series Power is back! I know you're excited just as much as I am.

The thing with Power is they found a formula that is addictive to their audience. Power has a diversified audience because of its diverse characters. Power managed to draw in audiences from all races, all walks of life, different age brackets, different cultures, backgrounds; and etc. And that is what the power of true business is all about. Having a product everybody and their momma can relate to.

Power Season 5 opener centered around the main characters (pictured above), Kanan and Ghost back to on their bullsh*t and where it left off in the finale of Season 4. That is where Tariq comes into play. The writing of Power has such a realistic element to it, that its audience takes it to heart. Again, power draws feelings out of its audience and makes people feel. Because Twitter is not having it when it comes to Tariq played by Michael Rainey Jr.

Anyhow, lets get into the overview of Power's Season 5 opener and Tariq.

Tariq is a challenging character with the most growth potential. Depending on how Tariq’s character is developed, he can be a good antagonist, not so much a leading character but a good villain. He’s not the same person we met in Season 1, the old Tariq is slowly shedding away and we’re seeing what will become of Tariq.

Tariq’s character growth potential can either be redeemed to the innocent boy from Season 1. Or due to the revelation of finding out his parents are drug dealers and criminals, Tariq will follow the family trade and become a villain himself. Tariq can be redeemed in a sense of not wanting to follow that path. He has seen too much already.

If I recall, Ray Ray’s cousin was the one who told Tariq where he was. Texting Dre and telling him to run was not so much being disloyal to his family but a guilt move. As if, he doesn’t want to be responsible for whatever happens to Dre. Tariq knows that he is responsible for what happened to Raina, whether he admits it or not.

Most likely will rewind and watch the ending of Season 4 to be sure. However, Tariq has been lying a lot about Kanan, Dre and his lies are responsible for what happened to Raina.

Now, the scene with his father (Ghost) in the hallway was intense, he reflected Ghost for a few seconds there, when both of them were face to face. Tariq is his father's son and some of those characteristics are starting to surface.

James "Ghost" St. Patrick  plays the protagonist and antagonist very well, he is both the hero and villain on the show. He has a dual nature, spirit and characteristic about him. Because of his dualism, Ghost played by Omari Hardwick, is a very interesting character. He's not your regular villain, drug lord and etc. This character was well created and furnished.

The narrative can go either way with Ghost, he’s not readable and that’s what dual nature, dual spirited people are about. We can analyze Ghost’s personality and characteristic based on what we see but because of the unseen parts about him, the narrative can change at any moment.

Now, Tariq’s nature and characteristic as a character doesn’t have that kind of resonance. But then again, Power as a show has shock effect to it, where the show shocks its audience and brings the unexpected.

When it comes to Dre, everybody wants him to get murked (just like with Tariq) but not yet, he keeps Ghost, Tommy and Kanan on their toes. Dre played by Rotimi, can bring a different kind of monster out of Ghost we haven’t seen yet, again Ghost has unseen parts about him.

From the very beginning Dre has been thirsty and hungry for power.

When Ghost got locked up, although Dre initiated and took the leadership role in Ghost's absence. It was more done of Dre wanting to be the boss and finally having a sense of power to it.

Dre thinks he’s a kingpin but doesn’t know how to move on a cheeseboard. He always had a desire to be Ghost and be a top a shotta. Unlike Ghost, Dre does not think. He has no conscience.

Look where he showed up to confront Ghost and Dre already has an idea who Ghost is. Dre wants to be feared just like Ghost, he has a maniacal thirst for power and can be characterized/analyzed as a sociopath.

Dre knew he had to get close enough to Ghost to carry out his plans. Acting like a yes man, wanting to be Ghost’s right hand man and etc. He couldn’t do it from a distance. Only squares infiltrate circles to learn the dynamics of it. (Whoever is on the outside, can not infiltrate. Only those “in” a circle can infiltrate. And that’s how squares infiltrate circles and learn the dynamics of it.) Dre’s infiltration was through Kanan. Ghost’s weak spot.

And the irony, Kanan is the one helping Ghost murk Dre.

Power Season 5 opener more or less was an overview of those 2 characters, Tariq and Dre. Power Season 5, Episode 1 brought that same intense factor, cliffhangers, plot twists, dramatic story-lines, mystery; and so much more.

Power's audience does not really know the narrative because of its shock effect. It incites the audience, the passionate mystery of the show. Who knows what Power's Season 5 is going to bring but one thing is for sure, the show will continue to elevate and raise the bar!

If you haven't seen the opener of Power's Season 5 like what are you waiting for? Download the Starz app below and check it out.

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New Movie Trailer: 'Bumblebee'

Posted On: June 11, 2018

Spinning off from the Transformers' film installments, Paramount Pictures brings a new saga and revolutionizes the Transformers franchise with the commencement of "Bumblebee."

Bumblebee is inaugurated in his own self titled movie.


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Starring professional wrestler, John Cena and Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee depicts the inception of the Transformers, with the point of convergence as Bumblebee.

The film is directed by Travis Knight and slated for release later this year on December 21st.

Check out the new trailer below.


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New Trailer for 50 Cent Produced "The Oath" TV Series

Posted On: January 20, 2018

From Power to 50 Central and now a new TV series labeled "The Oath," 50 Cent is paving his way of becoming one of Hollywood's prominent producers. Usually in front of the cameras, Curtis Jackson continues to go behind the scene with an eye for bringing action packed and dramatic storylines to TV screens.

The Oath's trailer opens up with a bank robbery in progress as the thieves loot up the place, baggin' as much dinero as they can. The thieves make it out the bank, only to be met by a squad car with a female officer pointing a gun at them. The scene is only a few seconds but intense as somebody yells "clear" and the robbers proceed towards the car taking off their mask and changed into police gear.

The Oath depicts organized crime and corruption of police departments. Starring Cory Hardrict, Katrina Law, Ryan Kwanten and J.J. Soria. The TV series was mastermind by Joe Halpin, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy who worked undercover for 12 years and was in a cop gang. The Oath consist of 10 episodes and will be broadcast on Crackle on March 8th. 

Until then, check out the trailer for it below.

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Footage provided by: JoBlo TV Show Trailers




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Jordan Peele to Develop TV Series "The Hunt" About Nazi Hunters

Posted On: September 28, 2017

Talk about flipping the script and rewriting the narratives of America.

The movie "Get Out" was a true eye opener, not just about racism but the importance of melanin and reason behind organ harvesting of African-Americans. Jordan Peele returns with developing another racially motivated horror, suspense film but this time it's for television.

Referencing an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Peele will be producing and directing a television series called "The Hunt." The setting for the series is a 1970's drama based on factual events about a group of Nazi hunters taking justice in their own hands, as THR describes below:

"tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society."

David Weil is penning the script and will also produce the project with Jordan Peele. As of now, the broadcasting of The Hunt does not have a network yet. Peele however, has a TV development deal with Sonar Entertainment, in association with his Monkeypaw Productions. The Hunt will be the first project off that deal, where Peele is slated to produce a numerous amount of projects.

The inspiration for The Hunt came at the helms of neo-Nazi protesting that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia back in August. Bidding for the series has already begun with potential buyers.

Jordan Peele's movie Get Out grossed over $200 million dollars globally to date, making history as the highest grossing for a debut film with its original screenplay. Peele made his mark as well, as the first melanated writer and director to gross over $100 million dollars when he debuted Get Out.




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New Movie Trailer: 'Flatliners'

Posted On: September 28, 2017

In the trailer for the new sci-fi horror movie "Flatliners," five students commence an experiment to find out what happens to human beings after they die.

The experiment entails the medical students of stopping their hearts in the beginning for one minute and being revived back to life. One of the students in the trailer describes the experiment as a light form of pure energy, unaware in the light, darkness also lies. Documenting the experiment, the students become addicted with their new discovery and increases the time they stop their hearts, and revive. In a chilling twist, the death each student is inducing starts haunting them.

Flatliners seems like an interesting movie which is also a psychological horror film. Death in Westernized culture is viewed as the end but in other cultures, it's often celebrated as a beginning to something new, a transition to another lifetime and sometimes, an ascension to higher realms of energy or life.

Flatliners will be release this Friday (9/29).

Check out the trailer below.



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New Movie Trailer: "Gotti"

Posted On: September 28, 2017

Depicting the life of crime boss John Gotti, John Travolta stars in an epic biographical film about the flagrant and brazen gangsta titled, "Gotti."

The film portrays three decades of John Gotti's life, beginning with Gotti as a street thug to being initiated into the Gambino crime family, and becoming the "Teflon Don."

Gotti displays the descriptive events of John Gotti's execution of Paul Castellano, the media attention he drew to himself and the Gambino crime family. The controversies it created, resulting in John Gotti being a target for government officials and the Gambino crime family.

Gotti is produced by Kevin Connolly and is scheduled to hit theaters December 15th.

Until then, check out the trailer for it below.



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