Summer of ’67! “Detroit” Movie (@DetroitMovie) is Real & Relevant!

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The Summer of 1967 gave rise to one of the most violent incidents in American History. The place was Detroit at a time when race relations, albeit progressing, were as tense as ever.

The movie, Detroit, reveals what really happened on that fateful summer that cost the life of men and women and brought a city to its knees!

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The new ground-breaking film, Detroit starts out with the expansion of African Americans into the North known as the Great Migration. We are shown the struggles of social acceptance and poverty that African Americans have to face on an everyday basis. Riots began to ‘insinuate’ in Detroit, which sparked a revolution toward the injustice that consumed the Detroit Police force. The city of Detroit turned into a war zone, police saw every person of color as a threat and tragically destroyed innocent lives. These race riots lead to the fateful event at the Algiers Motel, a mile away from where the riots began. This section of the film displayed the true terror of systematic racism, as Detroit Police strike fear into young, innocent victims based off their corrupt and perhaps racists attitudes and assumptions of guilt toward people of color.

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[EVENT RECAP/PHOTOS] Get Yo Life & Yo Laughs! “Girls Trip” (@girlstripmovie) Is On FIRE! Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall And Will Packer Host Special Screening Of GIRLS TRIP In Atlanta!

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Hangover who? Bridesmaids what? That’s what you will be saying after see you Will Packer’s latest movie, Girls Trip!

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish are comedic gold in this latest all-girl, all fun, summer flick that EVERYONE has to see!

The film centers on four friends, Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), also known as “The Flosse Posse” reunite after five years at The Essence Festival. Ryan, who has missed her girlfriends due to her hectic life and troubled marriage seeks to have a carefree weekend while landing a huge business deal. Her girls, however, have their own issues and the weekend will be anything but carefree or simple–but it will definitely be memorable! Get ready to laughter, fights, dance battles, sisterhood, and most importantly a lesson in self-worth when you see this amazing film. Trust us you’ll leave that theater demanding a sequel, planning your own Girls Trip, and plotting when you can see it again! Side note, fellas this is definitely far from a chick flick, for investigative and research purposes you are going to want to know what ACTUALLY happens on a girls trip!

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[VIDEO] Web-Slingers Up! “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (@SpiderManMovie) is Marvel’s (@marvel) Newest Hit!

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Marvel Studios will NOT stopped–especially now that Spider-Man has made his own “Homecoming” in his first feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Everyone’s “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man” is doing what he does best, protecting the people and city he loves from the street crime and thievery that often goes unnoticed by The Avengers. Tom Holland is Peter Parker this time around, and is the best actor to portray our favorite Web-Slinger to date!

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The film picks up shortly after where Captain America: Civil War left off. Peter Parker/Spider-Man is eagerly awaiting his next mission with The Avengers, but seems to be getting the run around, or outright ignored, by Tony Stark/Iron Man and Happy Hogan. Spidey resolves to protect his neighborhood, Queens, and be as helpful as possible to its residents all while trying to attend school, and attempt a normal teenage life. However, Spider-Man soon finds himself facing down dangerous new enemies who thrive in the sell and distribution of alien and advanced technology. Just when you think Spidey has it all under control he has to face down the latest super villains, Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Vulture (Michael Keaton), in a fight that becomes extremely volatile and personal!

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This film is a true coming of age story as we watch Peter learn what it truly means to be a hero. We loved every minute of it, especially the action and the hints of future villains and heroes in the sequels to this film–Scorpion, Prowler, Green Goblin! The Avengers may be flying high and saving the world, but Spider-Man is committed to making sure the little people down here are making it and are safe. Just think, it did not take a cosmic threat for him to learn that either. Still, we cannot wait to see him in Avengers: Infinity War next year!  Be sure you catch Spider-Man: Homecoming at a theater near you nationwide today!

“Baby Driver” Movie (@babydrivermovie) Grows Bad Ass As Newest Summer Hit!

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Summer is always the biggest stomping ground for your average blockbuster movie, still Summer 2017 has dropped some pretty amazing films.

We fell in love with Wonder Womanwere terrified by The Mummy, and said farewell to old friends in Cars 3, but now audiences everywhere can prep themselves in VROOM into summer’s newest hit movie, Baby Driver!

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The film centers around “Baby” (Ansel Egbort) an amazing getaway driver who works on demand for a crime boss to pay off a debt from his past. Baby works without question wanting nothing more than a clean break from his life of crime. Seeking freedom and love he finds himself in even hotter water when his final heist goes horribly awry. Baby must fight not only for his life, but the people he loves!

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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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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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#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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[VIDEO] “I believe in love.” Wonder Woman Movie (@WonderWomanFilm) is The BEST Superhero Film to Date!

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Kudos, Kudos, and more KUDOS to the Zack Snyder, DC Comics, and the folks at Warner Bros. Entertainment!

The Wonder Woman movie is a mega-hit!

The action, the casting, story, and drama all mix together for one hell of a film that surpasses anything DC, or Marvel, for that matter has released. After attending an Atlanta screening we see why it has earned a whopping 97% rating from Rotten Tomatoes!

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The film is an origin story of Princess Diana, the only child of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, a race of immortal, warrior women created by the Olympian gods. The Amazons reside on Themyscira, a mystical island, hidden from the outside the world where men are forbidden. Diana, despite her mother’s initial wishes, is trained by her aunt, Antiope, to become the greatest warrior among them. It is hinted that she is no regular Amazon and is thus trained ten times harder than the rest of her people.

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