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Blood Brothers Trailer Has Trey Songz Hunting a Revenge-Fueled Killer

All you Fetty Wap fans better beware! The musician is set to make his big screen acting debut in the upcoming Lionsgate thriller Blood Brothers, which is a crime drama on the verge of tilting into horror territory. Today, we have the first trailer and poster for this exciting November release. Strap in and check it out.

When an ex-con takes murderous revenge against childhood friends whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they committed together, one of the friends, now a cop, risks his life to stop him in this gritty thriller.

Fan-Favorite musical artist Trey Songz takes the lead as police detective Sonny. Songz has previously been seen in the moves Baggage Claim and Texas Chainsaw 3D. He is joined onscreen by Jack Kesy, who plays the revenge-fueled Jake Banning. Kesy earned his villain stripes in the hit sequel Deadpool 2. He's also been
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Where Did 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Go Wrong?

Like a heroine tumbling through the rabbit hole, Disney took its own great fall this past weekend, as prospective tentpole Alice Through the Looking Glass coughed up a meager $34 million at the box-office in its opening days of release. A paltry sum in comparison to the $116 million opening weekend that Tim Burton's 2010 original "dark" fairy tale garnered, this sequel's poor showing registered as a sizable blip in Disney's ledgers. Floppier than the average flop, Disney's new folly provided industry competitors and common filmgoers several valuable lessons about how movies are made and sold.
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'10 Cent Pistol' Clip Starring Jena Malone | Exclusive

'10 Cent Pistol' Clip Starring Jena Malone | Exclusive
Jena Malone's Danneel gets an unwanted distraction when Easton (Damon Alexander) comes barging into her home in our exclusive clip from 10 Cent Pistol, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats July 24. Danneel is trying to get some work done, reading a script by herself, when Easton is heard tearing through the place, looking for something specific, making a few cracks about whether or not she's getting paid. The scene takes a turn when Danneel thinks he's looking for something in her phone, but Easton's tone quickly turns from menacing to apologetic in this sneak peek at the indie thriller.

10 Cent Pistol centers on two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly wrong. Soon they find themselves at the mercy of a crooked mob lawyer, and
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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom
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Sound Off: Antoine Fuqua's 'The Equalizer' - So What Did You Think?

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what." In theaters everywhere is The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua (of Training Day, Tears of the Sun, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen), starring Oscar winner Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a mysterious vigilante who takes on the Russian mob (and anyone who messes with him). The cast includes Chloe Moretz, Marton Csokas, Haley Bennett, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. Is it any good? Does it live up to the TV show it's based on? If you've seen it, leave a comment with thoughts on The Equalizer. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. However, this is an open discussion from this point on!
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'The Equalizer' Interview with Director Antoine Fuqua | Exclusive

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'The Equalizer' Interview with Director Antoine Fuqua | Exclusive
Antoine Fuqua is a filmmaker I have always admired and respected, not only for his skill behind the camera, but for the diversity of projects he undertakes. After cutting his teeth by directing a number of iconic music videos in the 1990s, including Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise," Prince's "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," and Toni Braxton's "Another Sad Love Song," Antoine Fuqua transitioned into features with The Replacement Killers and Bait before his breakout hit Training Day, where he directed Denzel Washington to a Best Actor Oscar.

From there, he took on a number of vastly different films such as the war drama Tears of the Sun, the medieval epic King Arthur, the grounded action-packed adaptation Shooter (which I still think is vastly underrated), the urban crime drama Brooklyn's Finest and last year's big-budget action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

The filmmaker reunites with Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, a
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Antoine Fuqua interview: The Equalizer, Training Day

The director of The Equalizer talks about Denzel Washington, making Training Day, westerns, The Magnificent Seven remake and much more...

The last time director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington made a film together, the result was Training Day - the 2001 crime thriller for which Washington won Best Actor and co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

The Equalizer is a thriller of a very different sort, based as it is on the 80s TV series of the same name (you know, the one with the really catchy Stewart Copeland theme tune). This time, Washington's unquestionably the hero rather than the coolly psychotic antagonist - he's Robert McCall, a quiet, unassuming Boston guy who happens to be extremely good at killing people. When he gets in a tangle with Russian gangsters, it's clear that his special set of skills weren't learned down the local Diy store where he works.
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Small films released on the same day as major blockbusters

Some great films were released on the same day as such recent hits as The Dark Knight Rises and Frozen. Here are a few of them...

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The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.

The Lone Ranger, a film with an
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2010

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...

By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.

Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim,
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Musical Notes: Marcelo Zarvos talks about Enough Said & The Face of Love

While attending the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, Trevor Hogg had the opportunity to chat with Marcelo Zarvos about composing the musical scores for Enough Said and The Face of Love...

Enough Said [2013] is a romantic comedy and the music is a much smaller instrumentation and the core of the music is piano, guitar, and a little percussion,” states Marcelo Zarvos (Brooklyn's Finest). “We had some orchestral pieces later in the film for some emotional moments that happen.” It was important for musical score not to be overpowering. “The dialogue is fantastic and you have amazing actors who are delivering those lines.” The Brazilian composer notes, “You’re laughing at the characters because they exist; that’s my favourite type of comedy to work on because I feel that the music doesn’t have to be pandering for laughs. It’s more accentuating and pointing out that this is a
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Exclusive: Red Band Trailer For 'California Scheming' Featuring 2011 Miss Golden Globe Gia Mantegna

The sun and surf of California has long provided a cinematic backdrop to drugs, sex and hedonistic excess; behind the beautiful coastline of the Golden State often lies darker secrets. It's in that spirit that "California Scheming" unfolds, and today we have the exclusive red band trailer for the upcoming film. The directorial debut of writer/director Marco Weber (producer behind "Igby Goes Down," "Brooklyn's Finest" and "The Informers" among others), the film is led by 2011 Miss Golden Globe Gia Mantegna who plays Chloe, a beautiful new girl who has just arrived in Malibu. Soon, best friends Nick and Jason are drawn into her orbit, as well as Hillary, another arrival from Boston looking for friends and a place to fit in. But Chloe is more than just a beautiful face, and introducing everyone to drugs, crime and more, they all go down a dangerous path. Co-starring Chad LoweDevon Werkheiser,
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Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee's Kickstarter Joint Now Titled 'Da Blood Of Jesus'

The Kickstarter campaign is over, and Spike Lee now has a little over $1.4 million dollars to make his next movie. Details are still being played close to the vest, but Lee is starting to assemble his cast, and is bringing an old pal back into the 40 Acres And A Mule fold. Michael K. Williams has reteamed with Lee for the movie, and the director has nothing but huge praise for the actor. "My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Who Can Forget The Wailing Warning Of "Omar's Comin'!!! Omar's Comin'!!!"? Michael Killed It. I Feel That His Portrayal, His Complexity And His Humanity Of Omar Will Go Down As One Of The Greatest Characters Cable TV Has Seen," Lee posted to his Kickstarter page, once again showing his preference for capital letters. Williams previously worked with Lee on "Miracle At St. Anna,
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Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee's Successfully Kickstarted Indie

Following in the footsteps of the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff's sophomore directing effort, director Spike Lee took to Kickstarter to amass funds for his next project. As of today, when the Kickstarter campaign ends, Lee will have raised over $1.38 million, including a $10,000 donation from fellow director Steven Soderbergh. The film already has Stephen Tyrone Williams and Zaraah Abrahams on board to star in a film that Lee has said is about "human beings who are addicted to blood" without being another vampire tale. Now Lee has revealed that "Boardwalk Empire" star Michael K. Williams has signed on. Here's how Lee announced the casting on Kickstarter, complete with unnecessary capital letters: "Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Who Can Forget The Wailing Warning Of "Omar's Comin'!
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Michael K. Williams Joins Cast Of Spike Lee's Mysterious Blood Addiction Joint

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Words from Spike Lee, posted to his mystery project's Kickstarter campaign page this afternoon, as he continues to shore-up his cast for his new mystery joint. Michael K. Williams joins the previously announced Stephen Tyrone Williams (the film's male lead) and Zaraah Abrahams (the film's leading lady). With less than a day to go until the end of the campaign, Spike has raised over $1.35 million, blowing past the $1.25 million he asked for.  Needless to say, the next Spike Lee joint has...
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'Boardwalk Empire' Star Joins Spike Lee Movie

'Boardwalk Empire' Star Joins Spike Lee Movie
With less than one day left in Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign, the director has begun pulling out some big guns. Hours after announcing that Stephen Tyrone Williams had joined Zaarah Abrahams in the cast of the untitled feature comes word that Michael K. Williams will co-star in the film as well. Williams, best known for "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," had supported Lee's Kickstarter campaign with tweets over the last few weeks and worked with the director on "Miracle at St. Anna."

From Lee's Kickstarter page, where the director announced Williams' involvement.

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Who Can Forget The Wailing Warning Of "Omar's Comin'!!! Omar's Comin'!!!"? Michael Killed It. I Feel That His Portrayal, His Complexity And His Humanity Of Omar Will
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Ethan Hawke: playing all the angles

Ethan Hawke has had the most unique of careers: a bona fide film star who has avoided Hollywood. On the eve of Before Midnight, Emma John meets the actor, director, novelist – and music lover – in New York

Ethan Hawke is out and about in New York, the city he's lived in for 30 years, a place where famous faces slide past every day. He's wearing a baseball cap, a muddy brown hoodie and a schlubby pair of cords. It's an outfit you might think he chose especially to look nondescript, but in reality it's because he likes corduroy trousers, though his stylist hates them and wishes to God he wouldn't wear them in public.

Someone spots him and timidly approaches. As they lean forward Hawke can see the tears in their eyes. The fan trembles: "Mr… Dorff?" Hawke doesn't want to ruin their moment, so he gives a smile, shakes their hand.
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"The Purge" Fails to Dispense Any Message of Substance

Ever since the ink dried on Anthony Burgess' novel version of a  A Clockwork Orange, Hollywood filmmakers have mined over and over a two pronged theme about the near future. First, the veneer that separates the mundane world from absolute anarchy is thinner than tissue paper. Second, in the future, everyone will be a mad-dog killer for fifteen minutes.

It's these concepts that are explored in James DeMonaco's (screenwriter for Assault on Precinct 13 and Crash) new sf thriller, The Purge. Starring Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Brooklyn's Finest) and Lena Headey (Possession, The Brothers Grimm), the film's premise gives us a surprisingly strong springboard for this well worn topic: By 2023, the wise New Founding Fathers of America will institute a once-a-year 12 hour period where all street crimes are legal and all police and fire services are suspended.

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Fuse Will Make Its First Venture Into Scripted Programming With Hip Hop Dramedy 'The Hustle'

Fuse Will Make Its First Venture Into Scripted Programming With Hip Hop Dramedy 'The Hustle'
Music television network Fuse has become the latest channel to make an unexpected leap into scripted programming -- the network announced today that it would premiere its first scripted series, "The Hustle," on June 19th at 11pm. The six-episode half-hour dramedy is set in the world of hip hop and follows underground rap duo Kutta (Y'lan Noel) and D (London Brown), also known as "Brooklyn's Finest," as they try to preserve their friendship during their rise to fame thanks to the help of their childhood friend turned A&R representative Ya-Ya (Erica Dickerson). Clinton Lowe play Rashad, the pair's sidekick/one-man entourage. "The Hustle" was created and executive produced by Prentice Penny, a writer/producer on "Happy Endings," and is directed by Millicent Shelton ("Everybody Hates Chris"), Rusty Cundieff ("Chapelle's Show") and Billie Woodruff ("Beauty Shop"). The show's produced by the Alloy Digital-owned Generate, and will feature cameos from rappers Jadakiss,
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Daredevil Is Officially Back At Marvel

Daredevil Is Officially Back At Marvel
We more-or-less already knew this, since as much was strongly indicated late last year, but Marvel's Kevin Feige, out on the Iron Man 3 circuit, has officially confirmed that Fox's rights to Hell's Kitchen hero Daredevil have now lapsed, and that The Man Without Fear is now comfortably back in the Marvel/Disney fold. That's the extent of the news: there's no film yet, but it's an important step along the road to getting Matt Murdock back on screen, and it's hard to imagine that conversations aren't happening behind closed doors at Marvel headquarters.Daredevil has had a rough ride in Hollywood since the 2003 film with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. David Scarpa (The Day The Earth Stood Still) wrote a screenplay for a Dd reboot in early 2010, and David Slade came aboard to develop and direct the project in the spring of 2011. Brad Caleb Kane (Brooklyn's Finest) and David James Kelly
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Ethan Hawke stars in new Before Midnight trailer: watch now

Ethan Hawke stars in new Before Midnight trailer: watch now
The trailer for romantic threequel Before Midnight has been released. Ethan Hawke (Brooklyn's Finest) and Julie Delpy (2 Days In New York) return as Jesse and Celine for a third time after previous installments Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The married couple are on holiday in Greece and almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. There's an unmistakeable charm and an almost Woody Allen-esque feel to the trailer, but it could also be the holiday from hell. There's the promise of...

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