Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum are in the midst of chaos in the upcoming summer thriller “White House Down.” Tatum plays a Secret Service agent who lays his life on the line for the POTUS (Foxx). The film, executive produced by Tatum, also reunites Jamie x Fancy, as Garcelle Beauvais plays the First Lady. “White House Down” hits theaters June 28th, God Willing.
Although Summer 2013 will be full of visual candy that will stimulate the senses, one of the films that I’m looking forward to seeing is “Fruitvale Station.” Helmed by burgeoning filmmaker Ryan Coogler, “Fruitvale” examines the life and times of Oscar Grant–a 22-year-old Oakland native who was killed by a BART police officer during the morning hours of New Years Day 2009. Coogler’s film was the darling of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and performed strong at the recent Cannes Film Festival. Executive Produced by Forest Whitaker, and starring Michael B. Jordan, Melanie Diaz, Chad Michael Murray, and Octavia Spencer, this powerful piece is sure to add a conscious-stirring pinch of heat to a summer full of blockbusters. “Fruitvale Station’ headed to theaters July 26, God Willing.
Allen Hughes, one half of The Hughes Brothers (Meance II Society, Book of Eli) steps out on his own for the upcoming thriller, ‘Broken City.’ The film focuses on “An ex-cop (Whalberg) trailing the wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) of New York City’s mayor (Crowe), who finds himself immersed in a larger scandal.” Jeffrey Wright plays the NYPD commissioner who’s relationship with the mayor leaves a labyrinth of unanswered questions. ‘Broken City’ in theaters 1/18/2013, God Willing.
Lupe is gearing up to offer his own slice of Americana on 9/25, God Willing.
As Tip prepares the release of his ninth studio LP, ‘Trouble Man,’ the MC/Actor/Fashion Designer/Record Mogul gives us a sneak peak at his second season of his VH1 reality show. ‘T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle’ premieres on Labor Day at 9 p.m. God Willing.
Nas releases the trailer for the new video to the next single from his #1 album, ‘Life Is Good.’
Rihanna goes one on one with Oprah in her native Barbados to talk about her career and her rocky road to success. Watch the full episode on OWN, 8/19, God Willing.
RZA makes his anticipated directorial review with this Kung-Fu Flick/Western mash-up set in 19th century China. The film stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Pam Grier and RZA himself. The red-band trailer is age restricted.
Fif keeps the flicks coming from his Cheetah Vision imprint. This time around, he has a couple of Academy Award-winning heavy hitters in his latest film ‘Freelancers’; Forest Whitaker and Robert De Niro. (more…)