Amazing Movie & Awesome Cast! Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) FOREVER!

Lionsgate knew it had a hit on its hands when it greenlit the reboot for Saban’s Power Rangers movie.

This film plays off our nostalgia for the simpler, cooler time of 1992 when “five teenagers with attitude” were granted amazing powers and even more amazing costumes and vehicles (Zords) to save the world from the evil sorceress, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks). Flash forward twenty-five years to the rebooted film and Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Zack (Ludy Lin), Billy (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G), and Kimberly (Naomi Scott) are still teenagers, but rebels and outcasts as well. We officially have “The Breakfast Club meets super-heroism” in the latest addition of Power Rangers!

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Much of the series is the same. The Power Rangers are still defending Angel Grove, they still have their dino-themed zords (The Tyrannosaurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Sabertooth Tiger, and Pteradactyl), Zordon, and Alpha 5. However, Rita, Goldar, and the Putty Patrol are bigger, badder, and deadlier than ever. This time around the The Power Rangers are a freshly chosen team of recruits brought together by mischief and happenstance rather than true friendship. Just as they learn of their amazing new powers, Rita Repulsa, a former Ranger a resident villainess, has been reanimated a hungry for the power of The Zeo Crystal; a rock that apparently ceded Earth with the ability to create life. It is up to the Rangers to overcome their own insecurities and teenage angst to stop Rita from retrieving the crystal and destroying all life on Earth.

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Prepare To Laugh! Obama-Era White House Comedy Movie On The Way!

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The subject matter they can turn into movies defies human logic. Then again when you have movies like Soul Plane, Snakes On A Plane, or Howard The Duck, then you know just about anything can have its moment in cinematic history.

Well now it looks like there is a new comedy on the horizon, a film based on the Obama-Era White House!

Yep, you read right, a comedy about President Barack Obama’s eight year stint in the White House is on its way!

via The Shade Room

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A former White House stenographer and Universal Pictures have joined forces to bring the people an Obama-era White House Comedy film! 

So, according to The Hollywood Reporter, From The Corner of the Oval is a two part deal! We hear Beck Dorey-Stein, the former stenographer, has pitched the idea of a book–also titled “The Corner of the Oval” which got picked up by Universal to turn into a film. 

Long story short, the storyline follows a waitress who ended up working in the White House. Short story long, the waitress, a woman, lives in Washington, D.C. and is at an “all-time career low;” but life couldn’t keep her down. Life takes a turn for her which landed her in the White House “navigating a series of misadventures in life and love.” There is not concrete air date for the movie–however we hear that the book will be published in 2018. 

I know you’re wondering: “how much will the film focus on the Obamas?!” I had the same thought! 

The Jasmine Brand reports that the movie will focus less on the fort family, and more on the White House and it’s staffer

We are not sure how to feel about this film, but right now we can all use some laughter and I’m sure there were some pretty crazy things that went down in The Oval Office during Obama’s time. Will you be watching? Comment below?

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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“Tale As Old As Time…” Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” (@beourguest) Is EPIC!

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Disney has truly found itself a new niche with these amazing live action films over the last few years.

Maleficent definitely led the way, but the company’s current live action feature, Beauty and The Beast takes the cake!

This film is nothing short of epic and does an amazing job of adapting the original animated film to a live action format!

The film is based on Belle (Emma Watson), a “funny girl,” and inventor who shares her love for art, learning, and invention with her doting father, Maurice. Belle tires of her “provincial life” in her little village where everything is the same day to day. She longs for adventure and something more than a regular life. Beautiful and intelligent, her attributes earn her the affections of the arrogant and narcissistic village “hero,” Gaston (Luke Evans). However, Belle soon gets more than what she bargained for out of life when she finds her father has been imprisoned by The Beast (Dan Stevens) and selflessly takes his place. Whereas Belle sees herself as his prisoner, she is single-handedly the last best hope The Beast and his servants have to regain their humanity.

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Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning attending #BeOurGuestATL’s screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A special screening of the film, the #BeOurGuestATL event, was hosted by Rolling Out correspondent, Romeo International, with artist and dancer, Saidah Nairobi; who has performed with mega artists including Beyoncé, Ciara and Usher. Saidah Nairobi recently released her debut single “We Are” available now.

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Warner Bros. (@WarnerBrosEnt) Set to Produce Standalone “Nightwing” Movie!

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The DC Cinematic Universe is expanding and quickly–at least with the Batman Family!

Warner Bros. Studios has announced that the superhero, Nightwing, will be getting a standalone film!

As you may not know Nightwing is the code name usually associated with Richard “Dick” Grayson, Batman’s first sidekick and the first Robin (There have been four to date). Dick’s early childhood was spent in the circus where he was an acrobat alongside his parents. However, like Batman, his world was torn apart when his parents were murdered. Seeing him as a kindred spirit, he was taken in by the Dark Knight and soon demanded to be trained and fight by his side at the age of nine. Since then has has grown to become the most agile human on the planet, a prolific leader of multiple teams, and even served as Batman during times Bruce Wayne was either dead, injured, or missing in action.

via Comicbook.com

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Recently, McKay continued promotions for his latest Batman venture on the Shanlian Batman podcast, and it was there that the director compared Nightwing to Bruce Wayne’s Batman.

According to the director, Wayne is bogged down by the privileges of his life, and they make him more “dour and angry.” As for Grayson, the character avoids that sort of chic behavior because of his upbringing as a circus performer.

“They’re people who live hand-to-mouth and that’s something that informs him and his attitude,” McKay explained. The director also noted that “all the same things happen” to Grayson which Wayne went through since both men had their families die rather tragically.

When it comes down to it, McKay sees Grayson as a person with the same pitfalls as Wayne, but the younger hero carries his vigilante duties with a very different outlook on the world.

“He’s a fascinating guy to me because he had all the same things happen to him. He’s got some of the same negatives as Bruce Wayne and then from a society standpoint – obviously he was adopted into Bruce Wayne’s life – but he didn’t start that way. He’s this guy who has all these negatives and then even more negatives and yet he remains. Those are things why I like Dick Grayson, why I like the idea of Nightwing as a movie,” McKay explained. 

We cannot wait for more info on the upcoming Nightwing film? We do know Deathstroke The Terminator, a frequent foe of Nightwing’s will appear in the next solo Batman movie. Perhaps Nightwing will appear in it too. It would make a great segue into the character’s own solo film! We will keep you posted on more information as it becomes available!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO/TRAILER] HBO’s (@HBO) “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Starring Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah)!

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Have you heard the story of Henrietta Lacks?

If not you definitely should be doing some research as there is not a single person in the world who has not benefitted from her “immortal cells.”

via NewYorkTimes.com

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The story began in January 1951, when Mrs. Lacks was found to have cervical cancer. She was treated with radium at Johns Hopkins, the standard of care in that day, but there was no stopping the cancer. Her doctor had never seen anything like it. Within months, her body was full of tumors, and she died in excruciating pain that October. She was 31 and left five children, the youngest just a year old. She had been a devoted mother, and the children suffered terribly without her.

Neither Mrs. Lacks nor any of her relatives knew that doctors had given a sample of her tumor to Dr. George Gey, a Hopkins researcher who was trying to find cells that would live indefinitely in culture so researchers could experiment on them. Before she came along, his efforts had failed. Her cells changed everything: they multiplied like crazy and never died.

A cell line called HeLa (for Henrietta Lacks) was born. Those immortal cells soon became the workhorse of laboratories everywhere. HeLa cells were used to develop the first polio vaccine, they were launched into space for experiments in zero gravity and they helped produce drugs for numerous diseases, including Parkinson’s, leukemia and the flu. By now, literally tons of them have been produced.

Starring Oprah Winfrey, HBO has produced a biopic detailing Henrietta’s life and her unwitting contributions to medical science. Check out the trailer below!

This is almost like a medical version of Hidden Figures! It represents yet another contribution of African-American women to the world and their worth. You can catch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Saturday, April 22nd!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] HeyMikeyATL Exclusive: Shock, Craze, & Horror! Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) Lands a Mega-Hit w/ “Get Out” Movie (@GetOutMovie)!

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You have seen the trailers, questioned the plot, and even questioned if you want to see the film that everyone is talking about–Jordan Peele’s Get Out!

The film entails a young Black man, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) who after months of dating goes to visit his White girlfriend, Rose Armitage’s (Allison Williams), family at their estate. There, Chris finds her family and their neighbors to be kind and accommodating, but a bit over the top. He soon discovers there is far more to Rose’s family and community than he bargained for. Insidious, shocking, and unheard of, Chris will have to use all his wits to “Get Out” of this horrifying nightmare!

After viewing this film we see why it has earned a solid, and virtually unheard of, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! “Critics Consensus: Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.” We “100%” agree with their assessment. You have never seen or heard of a movie with a plot like this. Playing off old notions of night doctors , this film actually takes skin walking to a whole new level. At first glance you might accuse this film of race baiting, but that would only mean you have not actually seen it. Go with a group of friends and see just how much you will reel, churn, and at times laugh at this spectacle of a film. Is it outlandish–maybe, is it plausible–God we hope not!

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[VIDEO] Rubble! Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” (@thegreatwall) Bombs Opening Weekend!

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Matt Damon is definitely one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. However, even a film starring him can take at the box office. That is exactly what happened with his latest film, The Great Wall! The film did horribly its opening weekend, only earning 25 millions dollars–its budget was 150 million dollars, however! YIKES!

To be fair a few other films had horrible debuts. Ice Cube’s Fist Fight only earned 14.6 million and a Cure For Wellness earned under 5 million. These numbers are odd considering this is a long weekend when you include President’s Day. Fifty Shades Darker is the exception (unsurprisingly) taking in 20.9 million in its third weekend!

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