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This Week In Movie History…

On December 1, 1983, director Brian de Palma (The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way) released his modernized version of Ben Hecht and Howard Hawks’ 1930s gangster drama, Scarface. While the original followed a charismatic Chicago mobster in the Prohibition era, de Palma’s version took the character to violent world of the 1980s drug trade in Miami, Florida. Fueled by Al Pacino‘s riveting performance and backed by an outstanding supporting cast that included Michelle Pfeiffer (What Lies Beneath, Batman Returns), Steven Bauer (Raising Cain, Primal Fear), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Abyss, The Perfect Storm) and Robert Loggia (Big, Independence Day), Scarface ushered in a new era of gangster movies far darker than Francis Coppola’s The Godfather series just a decade before. One of the primary reasons is because of de Palma’s direction. Continue reading

‘Snowden’ and ‘Blair Witch’ Now Playing In Theaters

Two big blockbuster releases are opening on big-screens nationwide today. The first is the new biographical drama by director Oliver Stone (Platoon, Any Given Sunday) called Snowden, obviously about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) stars in the role as Snowden, with Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Descendants), Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Margin Call, Star Trek Beyond), and Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, Michael Clayton) appearing in the supporting cast. The film was adapted by Stone from two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Stone has a habit of putting his own theory in his historical films, but he is definitely a worthy director, and Levitt a solid actor, so this one will probably be worth your time, especially if the rain persists! Continue reading

New Trailer For Upcoming Oliver Stone Drama ‘Snowden’ Now Available

After hearing about this project months ago and getting no more than an image of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) in costume as a military recruit, we finally have an official trailer for the upcoming drama Snowden from writer/director Oliver Stone (Platoon, Any Given Sunday). The film is based on two books, one called The Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena and the other simply titled The Snowden Files by author Luke Harding (who also wrote the book WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy that inspired the similarly themed 2013 flick The Fifth Estate). Snowden tells the story of infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his time as an armed forces recruit all the way to his efforts to bring the National Security Administration’s practice of tracking individual cell phones for the sake of security into question. Screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald (The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, The Homesman) co-adapted the script with Stone (although I can’t speak as to how accurate the material is). Continue reading

A$AP MOB @ Hustlepalooza

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Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Sunday, August 2nd @ 9PM

Hustle Simmons continues his Hustlepalooza series with it’s namesake festival in town next weekend. That Sunday, Simmons will host performances from A$AP MOB, Martin $ky, YP, Mic Terror and Roy French; a night that should rival Saturday’s show (Mick Jenkins). With A$AP Rocky performing at Lolla earlier in the evening, we wouldn’t be surprised if he makes an appearance alongside the MOB to make things official. This one is 18+ and general admission tickets can still be purchased for $25, click the link below to grab yours now.

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Rhakim Ali – Sunday

A couple of days ago, New York producer/MC Rhakim Ali sent us his latest tunes. Drawing inspiration from MF, MadLib and other legendary MCs/producers, Rhakim spits with a complexity rarely seen in today’s hip hop landscape, add in the fact that the kid can produce; and you’ve got a force to be reckoned with. The lazy “Sunday” esque instrumental floats along as Rhakim Ali drops bar after bar relentlessly. Short and sweet, a solid loosie from Rhakim, peep “Sunday” above and “Stars” below, be on the look out for more.

Jamie Foxx Will Portray Mike Tyson In New Biopic

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Fresh off his run as the villainous Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx is moving on to future projects, and he may be stepping back into the biographical spectrum. Recent news reports that Foxx is now set to portray heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson in a new biopic from screenwriter Terence Winter. The film has yet to be picked up by a major studio, but you can bet producer Rick Yorn is working hard on finding a buyer with both an actor and writer already in place. We also don’t know what the scope of the film will be, whether it will focus on Tyson’s early life, his fame period in the 1980s or his fall from the top and prison sentence in the 1990s for a rape conviction. Regardless of the specific plot details, Jamie Foxx seems an appropriate choice for the role. Not only did he receive critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ray Charles in 2004, he has also tackled several sports projects, including Any Given Sunday with Al Pacino and the Muhammad Ali biopic Ali with Will Smith. If all goes well it could turn out to be a pretty great movie. We’ll keep our ears open for more news.

Ava DuVernay To Direct Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, And David Oyelowo In Civil Rights Drama ‘Selma’

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Paramount Pictures has found a replacement director for their Civil Rights drama Selma after Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) backed away from the project. Ava DuVernay, who has served as publicity specialist on projects like The Help, Rush Hour 3, and Spider-Man 2, has taken the job after just directing her own episode of Scandal. The film revolves around the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights marches that happened in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 and has Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Incredible Hulk) set to star as Senator George Wallace, Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, Michael Clayton) as President Lyndon Johnson, and David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Senator George Wallace is famous for his extreme opposition to banishing segregation in the United States; he famously stood in front of the doors at the University of Alabama in an effort to block newly admitted black students from entering, and when the Selma marches began the politician ordered state troopers to stop the first waves of marchers by beating them, stirring national attention and building great support for desegregation. No word yet on when this one is expected to hit theaters, but we’ll keep you informed.

Cold Flows For Warm Cloths – Benefit Concert

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Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454 | Doors @ 6:00

Tickets: $10 ADV | $15 DOOR

We all know how cold some of these featured flows can get. This upcoming Sunday, we have an attire family of hip-hop artists performing at The Cedar. This show is a benefit concert, so while tickets may seem steep, keep some things in mind. There are 10+ artists set to perform and net proceeds and donations go toward funding youth programs at  Little Earth of United Tribes.

You will get a FREE entry if you donate a new or gently used winter coat at the night of this event as well. THIS NIGHT WILL BE HUGE. Come down to support the likes of Greazy, Meta, Mally, Bionik and MANY MORE.

The Event Features:

Spotlight Team Deebo (opening act), Rez Rap Records, Tall Paul, Greg Grease, Mally, Metasota, Bionik, Haphduzn, Big Quarters & DJs Frank Castle and Nimo the Hooligan

Hosted by Toki Wright

http://www.thecedar.org/events/2013/12/22/cold-flows-warm-clothes

Jugrnaut Hat Releases

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The good guys over at Jugrnaut are on the verge of releasing their latest line of hats, the release date is tomorrow (Sunday, September 15th) and will feature 5 new designs including 2 bucket hats, a snap back, a fitted and a 5 panel cap. Get on down there tomorrow and check the new lids out for yourself.