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Sony Pictures has turned up the action and the excitement with this latest installment in the Spider-Man franchise. In what seems like a case of Déjà vu The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will feature not one, not two, but three villains facing the masked web-slinger in an all out melee against Spidey and the citizens of New York. In the sequel to the 2012 hit The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) will battle Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and The Green Goblin (Chris Cooper) while attempting to keep a small flame lit between he and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). While viewing the trailer I can definitely see how technology is advancing the look and feel of the Spider-Man franchise. And with the film being offered in IMAX 3D as well, this one will surely take us on the ultimate Spider-Man ride of the franchise. Boasting a host of high-flying battle scenes and non-stop bad guy action, this installment just might prove to be the most electrifying in the series. Check out the official international trailer below and remember to get your popcorn and your seat warmed on May  2, 2014.

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Yes, you read that title correctly. I recently stumbled upon a documentary about the appropriation of black culture or more specifically black hip-hop culture by white males. Wigger, a term I am not unfamiliar with, is essentially the combination of the word white and the word “n*gger”. And while that may seem a bit jarring to some of you, this is a real term used by real people to describe white men who “act black”. I put the phrase act black in parentheses because that entire phrase insinuates that all black people act one way and that black culture or the black experience can be deduced to a simple two-word phrase. While I do not like the term Wigger any more than I like the N-word, I feel this documentary sheds light on an existing and interesting issue in America: White males who emulate black hip-hop artists and hip-hop culture.

P.S.: I know some of you reading this and seeing the image of the boy with the swastika on his wall are probably cringing, just as I did before the next scene in the film, but before you watch the trailer just know that this image gets flipped in a more positive way in the trailer for the documentary. I have not yet seen this film, but would love to watch it if I am able to procure a copy or if I encounter it online. With that said, check out the trailer below and feel free to comment below and express your opinion on the trailer as long as you establish and maintain a respective tone.

A documentary film on the American cultural stereotype of Wiggers–White rap fans who ‘act Black’. Featuring those whose lives were forever changed by hip hop. [Film Festivals and Indie Films]

Channing Tatum as a genetically engineered interplanetary hybrid wolf-human soldier stated to be the “perfect hunting machine”? Mila Kunis as an earth dwelling cleaning lady who is genetically marked for rule in a universal ‘queendom’? Sound crazy enough yet? Well, from the mind of Lana Wachowski (formerly known as Laurence (Larry) Wachowski) and Andy Wachowski–you may know them as the creatives behind The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas…to name a few–comes the original sci-fi/action/thriller of the future. They have labeled this as a teaser trailer, but this is more of an official trailer to me. It shows a lot of the film, but still leaves enough of the plot out to spark my interest and attract a science fiction film lover like myself. As a fan of the Wachowski siblings, I am glad to see them add another action film under their belts and look forward to seeing more about this movie. Jupiter Ascending opens July 25th, 2014 and with its “groundbreaking” cinematography, stunts, and computer graphics Channing Tatum has been vocal about, I will be sure to have my ticket in hand on opening weekend. Check out the official Warner Bros. synopsis and the trailer below!

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting
that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars
but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of
bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered
ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to
glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature
marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the
balance of the cosmos.

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So for the first time in my trailer posting history, I am left with few words about a movie. This, is a great thing because I actually want this trailer to speak for itself. But, I will say that I WILL definitely be going to the theater to see this film. I’ve always loved college movies (reminds me of the good ol’ dorm days) and this one shall be no different. Nostalgia! Anyway, check out this trailer and tell me it doesn’t make you explode into laughter by the end of it.


No, Justin Timberlake is not the latest villain in the Superman/Batman film if that is what you were questioning. Runner, Runner is his latest film that stars him opposite of Ben Affleck, who is apparently the antagonist in the movie. As an added bonus John Heard (Home Alone, Sharknado) and Anthony Mackie (Gangster Squad, Pain & Gain) are also in the film. As far as just how good this movie will be, I can’t tell by the trailer. But, I can tell enough to know I won’t be going to the theater to see this one. But hey, if you think it looks worth the $12.50 ticket price (not including beverages, popcorn, or other snacks), let me know by commenting in the comment section below.


Who would’ve known that a film called TRANCE could change my life? TRANCE is a psychological thriller that stars James Mcavoy (Wanted, X-Men First Class) , Vincent Cassel (Ocean’s Thirteen, Black Swan) and Rosario Dawson (Death Proof, Sin City). In the film, Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotherapist and let me be the first to say, she can hypnotize me any day…or night of the week. lol Anyway, in the film she is kind of this strategic and powerful woman. Attribute the power to her beauty and her brains in the film. Now, the reason why this film changed my life is mostly due to her performance…clothed and unclothed. But, we’ll get to the unclothed part later. For those who don’t know, I have practically followed Rosario Dawson’s career since He Got Game. The first time I watched it I remember thinking, “WoW! She is gorgeous!”


 Regarding her role in Alexander, I was like, “Whoa! She took it there. Okay, she’s got gusto AND a beautiful body.” Seven Pounds made me wish I could trade places with Will Smith and give her MY heart. She’s just that talented of an actress. So when I saw that this film TRANCE starred Rosario Dawson, I had to get it from the Redbox yesterday. That was a huge mistake on my part! Rosario Dawson’s character in this film is so dynamic that one word can’t really describe her. She’s mysterious, intelligent, secretive, and sexy, but not in an over-the-top kind of way. Although she does sleep with two men in the film. But, there’s sensible reasoning behind it, which you discover by the end of the film. Anyway, the name of the film is truly fitting because Rosario Dawson’s character and performance definitely put me in a trance for the two hours it took to watch it in its entirety.


But, it wasn’t solely her acting that resounds in my memory. It was the sexuality of her character and the makeup of her being. Simply put, Rosario Dawson got naked numerous times and that body is utterly hypnotizing. But, on and off-screen she has Brains, Beauty and Body. Talk about a trifecta of femininity. With that said, my big mistake doesn’t come from merely watching the film. But, from seeing something in her I am yet to see in ninety-nine percent of the women I interact with. Now, don’t be too hasty in your judgment of my last statement by thinking that what I see in her performance and physique is perfection. Contrarily, I see the errors, the vulnerability, the miscalculations, and the strategically uncoordinated pieces of art that she layers on and off the screen. And it is within those nuances that I see this perfect imperfection of an actress and most importantly, a woman. So, I can clearly see why she was made to be the main character’s muse in this film and so many previous films.


This multifaceted goddess who can be whomever you want her to be, plus more. This polished thespian who can outshine even the brightest of cohorts. So, standing in the mirror on a late Wednesday night, hours after watching the film, I quietly think to myself, “I’m In Love With Rosario Dawson.” I then pause for a brief moment, retract my previous statement and realize what it truly is that has me sleepless and baffled at the notion I have just contrived. I am not in love with Rosario Dawson. I am in love with the IDEA of a Rosario Dawson. (A stunning woman who portrays the many qualities I seek in a mate.) My mind then replays that sex scene – her unclothed performance – in the film where Mcavoy’s character tells her to pause for a second as he takes in all that she has to offer. Thinking to myself, the woman who makes me want to freeze frame our greatest moments and revel in those intricate seconds of pleasure is the woman I’d like to wed someday. Betwixt all the initial confusion from the seemingly jarring flow of events and the intricate characters in the film, I found my subtle sense of clarity. The woman who can completely entrance me with her Brains, Beauty and Body is the Rosario Dawson of my life.

The 1999 hit, The Best Man is a film that captures the trials and tribulations that occur within the romantic and friendly relationships of a group of highly successful black friends. Starring such talented actors and actresses as Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Terrance Howard, and many more, The Best Man is more than just a movie to me. When I recall my experience at the theater for the screening of the film, I remember a feeling of accomplishment overcome me. There I was, watching an ensemble of black actors portray talented and successful people on the big screen. This was not a farce or outlandish comedy. This was not a demeaning or ignorant film portraying black people in a negative light (90% of Tyler Perry movies). This was not a horror movie where the only black actor in the entire film dies. These weren’t black actors portraying criminals, maids, janitors or  any other negative stereotypical characters that Hollywood likes to cast black actors for. The main characters were writers, musicians, athletes, and media executives prospering in society. They were the epitome of what many black people dream to be…or at least what I dreamt to be. And I loved that someone was able to get a film like this scripted, produced and presented on the big screen for someone like me to see. It’s a great film and it is really entertaining. So, as a huge fan of the original I am ecstatic about the sequel, The Best Man Holiday. At this stage in the promo process of the film I am unaware of the exact plot of the sequel. But, I already know I am going to the theater with my family Thanksgiving weekend to see it. Check out two of the trailers below and let me know if you’ll be checking out The Best Man Holiday on November 15th.


“The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.” (IMDB)

Because I have not seen the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy there isn’t really much I can say about this film other than this second installment looks much more interesting than the first and now I actually want to watch them both. I was never a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings. However, I did enjoy watching them for the first and last time. Movies like this tend to seem too drawn out and long-winded and I am more of a fan of films that maintain a good balance of action and dialogue. Albeit, I will probably not go to the theater to see this movie, I will probably RedBox it once it is available. I think the elves were my favorite characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy so bringing back Orlando Blooms’ character for this installment was definitely a plus in my book. And although livening up the plot with more action makes viewing the film more desirable to me. It just isn’t desirable enough to sit for close to three hours in a theater to watch the tale unfold. Watch the trailer below and let me know if you’re willing to endure The Hobbit’s long journey on the silver screen.


“Astronauts attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in space.” [Source]

So it seems Europa Report won’t be the only space film on the silver screen this year. But, while Europa Report will take us on a thrill ride to another moon, Gravity seems like it will keep us trapped in space…literally. While I am interested in finding out how this story will end, I am uncertain if Gravity will be like the 2010 Ryan Reynold’s film Buried and keep us tethered to a single setting for the majority of the movie. Should this happen and the main characters end up dying in the end anyway I would be very disappointed. My guess is, the studio spent a great portion of their budget on pulling Sandra Bullock and George Clooney for the film to attract an audience. I think if this film were shot with lesser known actors the storyline would not hold strong enough to fill seats at the theaters. Let’s just hope the on-screen chemistry and dialogue between the two does well enough to keep this film entertaining or audiences might just drift away from the film faster than Sandra drifted from that space shuttle. Watch the trailer below to see what I mean and be sure to post a comment below to share your opinion. Do you think this will be a box office hit or does it have the makings of a blockbuster dud?


For 12 hours of every year ALL crime is legal. Out of chaos, create order. This is The Purge!


The Purge