Julia Roberts (@JuliaRoberts) to Produce “Batkid” Film!

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We all remember the tear-jerking, heart-warming moment that had the media world in aw: The special moment when Miles Teller, a 5-year old boy fighting cancer, got to live out his wildest dreams when the Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed him up to fight alongside his favorite hero Batman as Batkid in San Francisco, California. The story took over social media as a billion Batkid fans posted about the amazing event on social sites like twitter, Instagram, facebook, etc. It even got a shout out from the former Batman himself, Ben Affleck.

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We just got word that actresses Julia Roberts will be producing a film under her production company, Red Om Films, about the Batkid, Miles Teller. Not to be confused, there is a documentary about Teller premiering this weekend at the Slamdance Film Festival called “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World”. Julia Roberts and her company have bought the rights to remake the story into a scripted film.

We have no word on when we can expect this film to hit the big screen but, we can bet it will definitely be a powerful and tissue-dispensing film of a courageous, young hero. Here is a link to the trailer of the documentary film that will premiere this weekend.

Written By: Brandon Jordan

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A$AP Rocky (@asvpxrocky): The Actor?

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A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob have been making major moves and big splashes in almost every avenue of dope-ness they can possibly get there hands on. From music to fashion to art, it seems like there is nothing A$AP can’t conquer; and now, you can add film to the list?

A$AP Rocky has been hinting for the last couple of years that Hollywood was calling and acting looked like the next move for him. Fast forward to now, Rocky will get his debut on the big screen at Sundance in Director Rick Famuyiwa’s film “Dope” this week. The film will also feature stars like Zoe Kravitz, Tyga, Vince Staples, and more. The film is produced by Sean Combs, Forest Whitaker, and Pharrell amongst others.

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“The main character, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a Nineties hip-hop geek,” Famuyiwa told Entertainment Weekly. “He isn’t a drug dealer or a gang banger. He’s into all types of music, and video games and computers. We’ve seen a lot of films about everything else in these neighborhoods—the crime, the athletes, the gangs—but you don’t see films about the regular kids who have to survive in these streets.”

Get ready to see A$AP Rocky make his cameo in the film “Dope” on the big screen soon. Here is the first trailer for the project. Let us know what you think about it.

Cougars Everywhere BEWARE ! Sex and Obession Explode in Jennifer Lopez’s (@JLo) “The Boy Next Door!”

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Jennifer Lopez is once again flexing her acting muscles in a new thriller, The Boy Next Door! the film details the life of Claire Peterson, a teacher currently separated from her husband due to an affair. Claire is determined to move on, but reluctant to truly date. Her loneliness and the flattering attentions of a younger man, Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) compel her to do the unthinkable with him. For her it was a mistake, for him it is the beginning of an obsession and stalking that will literally leave you breathless!

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Young, Dynamic, & Cinematic! Get To Know Filmmaker & Rising Star, Devin J. Ricks (@Devydev09)!

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Filmmaking is as much an art form as it is entertainment. The camera and big screen are to a director as a paintbrush and canvases are to a painter. Many try to master filmmaking, hoping to achieve some measure of immortality through their work. More often than not, they fall into oblivion. Thankfully, one filmmaker dares to defy the odds and is making his mark on the film industry. Get ready to meet, Devin J. Ricks, a true auteur and rising star!
Talking with Devin is like a breath of fresh air. It is rare that a filmmaker, and one so young, gets the bigger picture of what it means to grind and make your dreams come true. He grew up knowing he wanted to be successful and just so happened to find that watching his television at home. “…I grew up watching a lot of television shows and I really wanted to get into film…at first I watched stuff just because it was on TV, but then I started appreciating how a show was written, its characters, the lighting, and a lot of other production elements…” From there Devin began to experiment with cameras and learned various filming techniques and procedures. It was only a matter of time before he began making his own cinematic projects!

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Angela Bassett’s (ImAngelaBassett) “Whitney” Is a True Hit with Millions of Viewers!

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Angela Bassett has yet another reason to flash those big, pearly white teeth of hers–Whitney was a HUGE hit! The Nielsen Ratings are in from this past weekend and the premiere of the Lifetime film had an astounding 4.5 million viewers! This is amazing not just because of the numbers, but because of the sheer amount of controversy and skepticism surrounding the film. Much of this aforementioned controversy and skepticism stood on solid ground as Whitney followed on the coat tails of the highly negatively received and reviewed Aaliyah biopic that also debuted on Lifetime Fall of last year.

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The success of the film can be attributed to better casting, the specials following the premiere, and Deborah Cox’s amazing covers of Whitney Houston’s songs. The detailed and tumultuous marriage between Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, portrayed by YaYa DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta, respectively; really hit the mark. The actors were amazing and their chemistry was “on fleek” as the kids nowadays would say! Surely, the success of this project will yield more biopics. Hopefully, they will be done by people like Bassett and not Wendy Williams. Sorry Wendy, stick to Hot Topics and sipping tea! How you doin’?

 

 

“American Sniper” Snags Box Office Record!

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The movie “American Sniper”, based off a real-life NAVY SEAL by the name of Chris Kyle, won big this weekend. Not only did the film directed by Clint Eastwood live up to its box office expectations, but it also grabbed a box office record.

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The film has earned Bradley Cooper, who plays Chris Kyle in the story, a Best Actor nomination alongside nomination in the categories of Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Now the film owns the January box office record previously held by Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s “Ride Along” film which brought in $41 million back in its January 2014 opening weekend. “American Sniper” shot that record clean out of the sky bringing in a hot $90 million its opening weekend.

This year Kevin Hart takes a backseat at #2 bringing in $21 million with “The Wedding Ringer”.Paddington” takes the #3 spot with $19.3 million, while “Taken 3″ grabs the #4 spot with $14 million. “Selma” rounds off the top 5 bringing in $8 million on MLK weekend.

Chris Kyle’s story was a best-selling autobiography book back in 2012 so it is only right that the story racks up in the box office as well. You can go see the Oscar-nominated film at a theater near you right now.

 

Written By: Brandon Jordan

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2015 Academy Award Nominees!

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It is about that time to set the stage for one of the biggest award shows honoring the art of film. Yesterday, the committee (J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Chris Pine, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs) announced the nominees that will be up for Hollywood’s most coveted trophy: the Oscar, at the 87th Academy Awards that will air live February 22nd hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. And from the looks of it, Selma was snubbed and Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel could be looking at a big night with 9 nominations each.

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