[TRAILER] Stunning! We Are Officially Falling for “Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak!”

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We love seeing new filmmakers on the rise. It is a new day and we at HeyMikeyATL are always looking to highlight amazing talent–especially when it is coming straight out of Atlanta!

Recently we reacquainted ourselves with Davien Harlis, an amazing actor and now an equally talented director set to release his first film, Red Carpet Hashtags & Heartbreak!

via Press Release

Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak is a dramedy that ventures into the life of the character Dylan Smith (Davien
Harlis) After becoming America’s heartthrob, at the height of his career, Dylan is accused of a crime by a scorned
lover that he assures the world he is completely innocent of. When social media gets word of Dylan’s crime his life is
immediately changed. Morgan (Jody Fulton) and Tori (Markell Williams), Dylan’s best friends, immediately run to his
rescue and begin to pick up the pieces. With Dylan out of the way and his throne up for grabs, Marcus enters in and
takes over. It’s not long before familiar ways, betrayal and jealousy catches up with him and he finds himself back to
the drawing board. With everyone fighting for the same fame who wins the award?

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The Apocalypse! “Transformers: The Last Knight” (@transformers) is The Holy Grail of “Robots In Disguise!”

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The Transformers are back! Yep it is time to witness another slap down between the heroic Autobots and their human allies against the villainous Decepticons.

This time around, however, there really is “more than meets the eye” as Optimus Prime has gone rogue, becoming a “Nemesis” to all mankind in Transformers: The Last Knight!

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Quintessa

The story picks up where the last film left off with Prime heading to Cybertron to meet his maker–literally. He arrives on his dying world to meet Quintessa, a female transformer and his creator. With a slap she seemingly brainwashes him into helping her revive Cyberton at Earth’s expense. Back on Earth, war rages between the world’s militaries and Transformers as waves of them continue to come to the planet. All Transformers, including, the Autobots are deemed enemies. Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), continues to stand by his Autobot comrades, finding refuge in a junkyard on Indian territory by “hiding in plain sight.” However, uneasy alliances are formed when an ancient Cybertronian staff that grants its wielder immense power comes into play. Quintessa wishes to use it to restore Cybertron while Cade, Bumblebee, and a few ancient Transformers must come together to literally keep worlds from colliding!

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[VIDEO/TRAILER] ‘Detroit’ (@DetroitMovie) Coming To Theaters This Summer!

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The Civil Rights era has played a major role in shaping the history of the United States. When you think of the Civil Rights era there are many events that come to mind such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott or the March on Washington. Unfortunately, there are many untold stories of that era as well.

One of those untold stories is of the police raid that rocked Detroit.

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“Detroit” tells the story of untold true events that occurred during a police raid during the summer of 1967. The film commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the event that caused the largest uprising in United States history. The film centers around an incident that occurred at the Algiers Motel during the 12th Street Riots.

The Summer Of 67

The incident claimed the lives of three black men, and caused the brutal beatings of seven black men along with two white women. “Detroit” will showcase the people who witnessed the events first hand. All the terrifying moments will be told in this movie, and nothing will be held back.

New Civil Rights movie Detroit

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The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Colin Wilson, and Mark Boal served as producers on the project. The movie stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones,Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Herbert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, John Krasinski, and Anthony Mackie.

 

Annapurna Pictures will make their distribution debut as the movie hits theaters on August 4, 2017. In the meantime, you can checkout the trailer for the anticipated movie below.

 

So, what are your thoughts? Were you aware of this Civil Rights moment? Will you be at the box office on August 4th? Let me know in the comments.

Written By: Ronda Brooks

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#GirlPower! We Are Here For “Cars 3 (@pixarcars)!”

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It has been quite awhile since visited the world of Disney and Pixar’s Cars–six years to be exact! It is is no secret that we love ourselves some animated movies here at HeyMikeyATL, and the Cars franchise is definitely close to the top of the list of our favorite animated films of all times.

Well the resident champion of Cars 3, Lightning McQueen, is back and this time around he is in a race against an entity he probably can’t beat…TIME.

Lighting’s latest racing season begins as usual with him reminiscing on his mentor Doc, and preparing with his hometown friends for the biggest races in the world of Cars. As always, racing season is a time of celebration, fun, and reunions with old friends and rivals. However, all familiarity is shaken–and begins to crumble–with a surprising win from rookie, Jackson Storm. Jackson is haute, disrespectful, and most of all the face of a new wave of racers designed to be sleeker, stronger, and of course faster! Lightning and his compatriots soon find themselves left in the dust. After a tragic accident, Mr. McQueen finds himself back at the drawing board, itching for a comeback. However, it will not be easy with “youngsters” like Jackson in play. It will take all of Lightning’s skills, knowledge, and a surprising new, heroine, to set the world Cars back on track!

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Honestly, we have to say WE LOVE CARS! This film is yet another in a wave of Summer 2017 films that are showcasing Girl Power! Wonder Woman will have every little girl in the world begging for a sword and shield, but Cars will have them storm the gateways of Nascar and be looking to drive their own Cruz Ramirezes! If this is the last film in the franchise we are happy to see it end on an amazingly sweet and powerful note! Let here it for the girls AND LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!

You can catch Cars 3 in theaters everywhere Friday, June 16th!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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$223 Million Dollars! “Wonder Woman” (@WonderWomanFilm) Rules Weekend Box Office & Breaks Records!

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It is no surprise that Wonder Woman was this weekend’s top grossing film grossing a whopping $223 million dollars!

Wonder Woman surpassed everyone’s expectations as is being hailed as one of the greatest superhero films to date and the best film the DC Cinematic Universe has released to date. Even more impressive, however, are the records the film has broken. As of now it is the biggest opening for a female director ever! This breaks a glass ceiling in Hollywood and will definitely open opportunities for female directors in the action genre.

via Love B. Scott

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DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’ is a hit!

As of Sunday morning, the movie raked in a massive $100.5 million domestically combined with an additional $122.5 internationally for a total global opening of $223 million.

$18.3 million of the global total came from Imax screens — that’s the third biggest opening for a DC Comics film behind ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ahead of ‘Suicide Squad.’

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“X-Men Spinoff, “New Mutants'” Movie Cast Sunspot & Moonstar, Amidst Accusations of Whitewashing!

The movie world of Marvel Comics’ X-Men continues to grow as Fox has decided to explore the other X-Teams (splinter teams of mutants related to the X-Men) and more mutant heroes. One of which has been The New Mutants. The film is set to be released on Apri 13, 2018, and it looks like the most of the cast has been found.

Recently, however, two more important roles, those of Sunspot and Moonstar have cast with Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) and newcomer, Blu Hunt!

As you may already know Roberto Da Costa, AKA “Sunspot” is a mutant with the ability to absorb solar energy, to augment his strength, fly, and fire intense heat. His skin is blackened in the process, hence his code name. Moonstar AKA “Danielle ‘Dani’ Moonstar”, originally called “Mirage” in the comics, is a psychic mutant who can create telepathic illusions of her enemies fears and desires. Eventually she is able to harness her psychic energy into powerful arrows that can harm others similar to Psylocke’s “psychic dagger.” Moonstar is also an excellent fighter. Moonstar’s inclusion on the cast is not only critical to the source material of the movie, but the plot of the film as the director has stated the film will be a horror story of sorts, based off the New Mutants’ Demon Bear story line.

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[VIDEO] “It Comes At Night” (@ItComesAtNight) Leaves You In The Dark…And Wondering…

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Suspense and horror films usually make for a pretty awesome night. Especially when you combine it with a hot date!

However, some movies need a bit more backstory and resolution than others. Writer/director Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes At Night is definitely one of those films.

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The film is set in what appears to be a world being ravaged by a pandemic that infects humans and animals alike. It centers on an interracial family consisting of a man, his wife, and son who have managed to survive in the mountains by sticking to a strict domestic routine, rationing their food, purifying their water, and never going out alone at night. Their haven is threatened, however, when a young family arrives seeking sanctuary. Herein lies a tale of suspense as issues of trust, family, love, and survival show the best and absolute worst of humanity when it comes to surviving what may very well be the end of the world.

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