Peanuts Movie Red Carpet Hosted by Ludacris and Ryan Cameron

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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 03:  A general view of 20th Century Fox's "The Peanuts Movie" VIP ; Red Carpet Screening on November 3, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox/Allied Integrated Marketing)
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of 20th Century Fox’s “The Peanuts Movie” VIP ; Red Carpet Screening on November 3, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox/Allied Integrated Marketing)

 

The Ludacris Foundation in conjunction with The Ryan Cameron Foundation hosted a VIP red carpet screening of 20th Century Fox’s new family film, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, was held on Tuesday, November 3rd, at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta.

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Transformers 4 Mega Tron Hit

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Photos: Stephen Knight (NY), Joshua Blanchard (LA), Chris Mitchell (ATL)

Wednesday night was TRANSFORMERS night! While the cast hit the carpet at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, influencers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and the Big Apple attended private screenings. Power 105, The Urban Daily and Global Grind hosted NY’s screening; V-103, 92-9 the Game and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream partnered in Atlanta; and REVOLT TV held down L.A.

Shamea Morton & V-103's Big Tigger pose with the Atlanta Dream Cheerleaders
Shamea Morton & V-103’s Big Tigger pose with the Atlanta Dream Cheerleaders

Attendees included Erica Mena (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop NY”), Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Simone Whitfield (Bravo’s “Married to Medicine”), Kiyah Wright (OWN’s “Love in the City”), Hisham Tawfiq (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Shay ‘Buckey’ Johnson (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Big Tigger (V-103), Ryan Cameron (V-103), Q Parker (112), R.L. (Next), Sharon Carpenter (REVOLT), Amrit Singh (REVOLT), Jerry Barrow (The Urban Daily), Shamea Morton (The Atlanta Dream) and Karyn Greer (anchor, WXIA 11Alive).

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Karyn Greer helps spread some cheer at ATL Premiere

Go See Think Like a Man Too Today!!!

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DON’T WALK ..RUN… to your nearest theater to watch Think Like A Man Too!

Don’t wait for a friend or family member to tell you about the movie, GO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF! 

Here’s a clip…

This is a funny, and insightful movie. It celebrates friendship, love, relationships, and the dynamics of the mother-in-law and daughter relationship. The film is not only  funny from the start , but also right down to the end. Is there going to be a Think Like A Man #3?

The Atalanta 'Think Like a Man Too' premiere

Kevin Hart shared the importance of supporting a black films. Although the original Think Like  a Man, broke box office records, the second installment will  only be distributed in 2100 theaters in America.

“Black Films are always put in a box, but we have to stop putting ourself in a box first!”-Kevin Hart 

Readers and subscribers.. Go Support this film.. Let’s see it make into international movie theaters.  I can tell you that the film was funny, Kevin Hart had jokes, etc

 

GO SEE IT —-> TODAY! (The first weekend counts the most!) 

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Will Packer Producer of the “About Last Night”, while at an advanced screening in Atlanta, discuss that the original  movie script was not targeted to  an African American cast. This is the biggest spin on the 1986 film, opening on February 14, 2014.

Kevin Hart star of the latest block buster Ride Along, says that the racial switch “Changes Nothing”. The movie sure does not disappoint, no matter your race or creed, the movie’s  universal message of love is conveyed throughout the film.

“We’re still telling a universal story about the ups and downs of dating,” Hart says — though the 21st century version updates romance to include modern staples like sexting, hookup apps and friends with benefits.- Kevin Hart

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Michael Ealy as Danny and Joy Bryant as Debbie (the roles originally played by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore) in the remake of “About Last Night.”

Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant are a dynamic duo on camera, anyone can easily connect with the couple, hard working guy, and a professional woman seeking the same thing. Love! The movie is not only romantic but also very funny. This is a date night, me time, make you want to relax type film. This can be a second blockbuster for Kevin Hart and Producer Will Packer in less than a month!  This is an adult film with some funny, but PG needed throughout, it’s great for the love of your life.

MADD FACTOR: This is a must see film, which is far from the regular mundane Hollywood film.  The tradition casting for this would have been missed  or over looked by an entire generation, which is now diverse, especially with their relationships. It’s a great remake, and just a great fun!  

 

 

Michael B Jordan On Board for Fantastic Four

 

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After months of speculation, we finally have some definitive information on FOX’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. As first noticed by a site called Acting Auditions, actor Michael B. Jordan is officially on board the project, reteaming with director Josh Trank (“Chronicle”). In addition, we also have our first rundown of the revised origin for the Marvel superhero team and plot for the movie.But is that the whole story?

First, a little bit of background: Fantastic Four is one of the two properties, along with X-Men, that are licensed by FOX, rather than sitting neatly in the Disney stable. Though the studio has already made one unsuccessful go at the franchise, the movies need to stay in production or the rights revert back to Marvel Studios. Hence a reboot of the property, which has been in development for several years. Jordan has long been rumored to be taking on the part of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch in the movie, but nothing else has been confirmed… Until now.

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Ride Along Grosses Over 48 Million

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This past weekend box office tally has a record breaker as the winner. Producer Will Packer with Rainforest films/Packer Productions, has another blockbuster to add to his list of successful movies.

Ice Cube,  Tika Sumpter, and Kevin Hart  pictures above, at the New York premiere of “Ride Along” may reflect  how the trio must be feeling about the film’s success right now.

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The cop-comedy grossed over $48 million over the weekend, setting a box office record for having the biggest Friday-Sunday opening in January history! Over the four-day MLK holiday weekend, the flick is projected to take in a grand total of $49 million, setting another box office record for biggest MLK weekend opening ever!

The stars in this film have clearly worked to build this success. Kevin Hart, who started his career in 1992, on BET Comic View, has been rising from the bottom to his current status as a “King of comedy”.

He’s also doing very win off the big screen as well. In 2012, he launched the “Let Me Explain” comedy tour, selling out Madison Square Garden for two straight nights, and he later turned the footage into a self-financed documentary that raked in over $32 million at the box office.  The project only cost $2 million to make.  He’s also dominating TV, with his Real Husbands of Hollywood premiering last year with 4.1 million viewers on BET.

This team worked very hard promoting the film throughout the nation. MADD LOVE to Ride along!

 

Caribbean Director wins big at Golden Globes

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Caribbean-Briton director Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” was named best motion picture, drama at the 71st annual Golden Globes awards on Sunday night, beating out “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena” and “Rush.” It was the lone award for the film at the Golden Globes.

McQueen’s historical biopic of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man abducted and sold into slavery, “12 Years a Slave” was long considered a front-runner in the best picture Oscar race.

McQueen was born in West London to Grenadian and Trinidadian parents.

As he tells it: “My parents are from Grenada, my mother and father; you know, this is the place where Malcolm X’s mother was born. My mother was born in Trinidad; the phrase ‘Black Power’ was born in Trinidad. Harry Belafonte is from Jamaica. Marcus Garvey is from the West Indies. And there’s this huge majority of my family living in the United States, so it’s a little bit more complex than that. It’s not about me being a Brit; it’s about me being a part of that sort of diaspora.

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Golden Globes Moments and Winners

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Jennifer Lawrence was one of the Best Dress, at the 2014 Golden Globes.

The 2014 Golden Globes was the highlight of the Sunday evening lineup on television. The annual awards featured nominations for Hollywood’s top actors and actresses.  The show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  The jokes were plenty, and was not held back from the celebrity audience, who got their share of personal jokes.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Host the 2014 Golden Globes:

This year,there seem to be a great liquor sponsors, because every one was DRUNK….No..tipsy.  Especially Sean “Pdiddy Combs” who was in his true form, while presenting with Usher.

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I am not sure that P Diddy was able to sober up, but he sure was having a great time , at the after party. There were very notable celebrities that were drunk throughout the night, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck,and more.

The worst dress by far, for the night was Paula Patton……#nocomment

Paula Patton ttends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Wire Image:Huff Post
Paula Patton ttends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Wire Image:Huff Post

The best dress of the night , range from a mixture of designers and people, a notable mention was Lupita Nyongo, who stared as a supporting actress in the movie 12 Years a Slave.  The overall night, was a spectacular and  gets the awards season off to a great start. There were several big moments of the night, especially for “12 Years a Slave” which won Best Motion Picture Drama.

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Voted as teh Best Dress on Wendy Williams

AND THE WINNERS ARE…Best motion picture, drama

• “12 Years a Slave” — WINNER
• “Captain Phillips”
• “Gravity”
• “Philomena”
• “Rush”

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Best actress in a motion picture, drama

• Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” — WINNER
• Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
• Judi Dench, Philomena”
• Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
• Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

Best actor in a motion picture, drama

• Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
• Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
• Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
• Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” — WINNER
• Robert Redford, “All is Lost”

Best motion picture, comedy or musical

• “American Hustle” — WINNER
• “Her”
• “Inside Llewyn Davis”
• “Nebraska”
• “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

• Amy Adams, “American Hustle” — WINNER
• Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
• Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
• Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

• Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
• Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
• Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” — WINNER
• Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
• Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

Best animated feature film

• “The Croods”
• “Despicable Me 2”
• “Frozen” — WINNER

Best foreign language film

• “Blue is the Warmest Color”
• “The Great Beauty” — WINNER
• “The Hunt”
• “The Past”
• “The Wind Rises”

Best supporting actress in a motion picture

• Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
• Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” — WINNER
• Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
• Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
• June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Best supporting actor in a motion picture

• Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
• Daniel Brühl, “Rush”
• Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
• Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
• Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” — WINNER

Best director, motion picture

• Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” — WINNER
• Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
• Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
• Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
• David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best screenplay, motion picture

• Spike Jonze, “Her” — WINNER
• Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
• Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
• John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
• Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best original score, motion picture

• Alex Ebert, “All is Lost” — WINNER
• Alex Heffes, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
• Steven Price, “Gravity”
• John Williams, “The Book Thief”
• Hans Zimmer, “12 Years a Slave”

Best original song, motion picture

• “Atlas,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
• “Let It Go,” “Frozen”
• “Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” — WINNER
• “Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
• “Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance”

Best TV series, drama

• “Breaking Bad” — WINNER
• “Downton Abbey”
• “The Good Wife”
• “House of Cards”
• “Masters of Sex”

Best actress in a TV series, drama

• Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
• Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
• Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black”
• Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
• Robin Wright, “House of Cards” — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, drama

• Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” — WINNER
• Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
• Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
• Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
• James Spader, “The Blacklist”

Best TV series, musical or comedy

• “The Big Bang Theory”
• “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — WINNER
• “Girls”
• “Modern Family”
• “Parks and Recreation”

Best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy

• Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
• Lena Dunham, “Girls”
• Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
• Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy

• Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
• Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
• Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
• Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
• Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — WINNER

Best TV movie or miniseries

• “American Horror Story: Coven”
• “Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER
• “Dancing on the Edge”
• “Top of the Lake”
• “White Queen”

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie

• Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
• Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”
• Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
• Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
• Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake” — WINNER

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie

• Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
• Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
• Idris Elba, “Luther”
• Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

 

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Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie

• Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge” — WINNER
• Janet McTeer, “The White Queen”
• Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
• Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
• Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie

• Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
• Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
• Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
• Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
• Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” — WINNER

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Ride Along Movie Premiere Atlanta

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On January 17, 2014 , Universal Pictures will release the first comedy of the year “Ride Along”.  This past week, the premier of the film was hosted by Rainforest film Producer Will Packer, along with actors Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

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The movie premiere was hosted at the Regal Cinema in Atlanta,Georgia. Celebrities such as TI, Ludacris, Shannon Brown, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jacob Lattimore, and internet Sensation Emmanuel Hudson. Jacob Lattimore, star from the recent fim the “Black Nativity” shared his thoughts, his cameo performance in the movie.

The Run Down 

Ben Barber played by Kevin Hart wants to receive the blessing of James  Avery who is played by Ice Cube. He wants to ask his sister, played by  actress Tika Sumpter to marry him. Ben is aspiring police officer who has been recently accepted into the policy academy. James, who’s already a cop, told Ben in order to receive his blessing he would have to “Ride Along” with him during his cop duties for one day and be able to handle his own. Ben utilizes his knowledge of a video game to get him and James out of a deadly situation.  This is a Must See!!

“Its pretty action packed with alot of funny parts!!”-Angel Loren

Written:Michael Thomas

Contributing Reporter 

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