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Star Wars ‘Rogue One’ Sequel to The Force Awakens Filming Begins … May the Rebels Be with You

The ‘Star Wars‘ crew is back to work on the next movie — filming a destructive scene in London.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” started shooting last week … and looks like the first scene centers around a crash — complete with dead storm troopers around the wreckage.

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The movie is a spin-off from the main trilogy — focusing on Rebel efforts to steal the Death Star plans, and it’s due out in December 2016 … right about the time fans finally start coming down from ‘The Force Awakens.’

 

THE WARRIORS REUNITED FOR THE LAST TIME IN CONEY ISLAND THIS SUNDAY .. IT WAS AN EPIC TURNOUT

The Warriors, a gritty 1979 movie about gang warfare on the mean streets of New York City. More than 5,000 diehard fans of the cult classic turned out for a cast reunion at Coney Island.

Warriors Reunion 2015. It’s history. It’s Hollywood history. It’s Bronx history. It’s Coney Island history.

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36 years after its debut, The Warriors film is being honored with what could be its final in-person celebration. This Sunday, September 13, the film’s cast will reunite at the place where the movie’s climactic sequence unfolds: the Surf Pavilion on Coney Island. The reunion will include members of the titular Warriors gang as well as actors from the film’s memorable antagonist crews like the Baseball Furies, all of whom will rock their The Warriors costumes and makeup one last time. For the fans, there will be autograph signings, meet-and-greet sessions, a cosplay contest, and musical performances.  As a bonus to top the event off, there’s also a screening of the movie.

 

Creed – Official Trailer [HD]

Your legacy is more than a name. Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan star in CREED – in theaters November 25th, 2015.
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From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?

Steve Jobs Official Trailer #1 (2015)

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

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College dropout Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher), together with his friend, technical whiz-kid Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad), sparks a revolution in home computers with the invention of the Apple 1 in 1976. Built in thegarage of Jobs’ parents, the device — and the subsequent formation of Apple Inc. — have changed the world for all time. Though he is viewed as a visionary, Jobs’ tenure as Apple’s leader is a rocky one, leading to his eventual ouster from the company he co-founded.

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Today! June 23: FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP: BRONX 7:30-10pm. Free! Outdoor Screening

ARTS IN THE GARDENS: SCREENING OF :

“FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP”

Rescheduled Due to Weather: Tuesday, June 23, 7:30pm to 10:00pm

7:30 to 8:30pm DJ David Medina

8:30 to 9:30pm Film
9:30pm to 10pm Q&A with director Henry Chalfant

Free admission

Location: Target Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY

About From Mambo to Hip Hop
Produced by Elena Martínez and Steve Zeitlin, directed by Henry Chalfant. 56 minutes.
Even in its darkest period, the Bronx created young hip hop artists in music, dance, art, and poetry in the forms of deejay mixes, b-boying, graffiti, and rap. Chalfant shows how closely linked are the two cultures of salsa and breaking.

New York City’s borough of the South Bronx was home to many of the new immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Caribbean islands in the late 40s and early 50s. Machito had already made his musical mark with his Afro-Cuban mixture of Caribbean music and jazz. Mambo ruled the dance floor. Soon Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, and Eddie Palmieri joined existing bands and then formed their own groups to introduce new songs, rhythms, and dances, all of which eventually led to the salsa revolution of the 1970s.  The Fania All-Stars propelled salsa across the nation and beyond.

Growing up in the midst of salsa rhythms, younger dancers, both African American and Latinos, responded most strongly to the instrumental “breaks” being selected by deejays rebelling against the disco craze of the 70s. Soon mixes of these breaks became the music for “break dancers” (eventually known as b-boys/b-girls).

MC Ren Slams N.W.A ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Trailers: ‘How the Hell You Leave Me Out?’

MC REN : took to social media to express his frustration with Universal Pictures for not depicting him in the Straight Outta Compton movie trailers.

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“Man fuck these bitches at universal pictures leaving me out the movie trailers trying to rewrite history, When you have bitches work on a hip hop film that don’t know shit about hip hop this is what happens. How the hell u leave me out after all the work I put into them records. It’s disrespectful to me, my family and most of all my FANS” Ren tweeted on Wednesday, June 10.

The string of honest tweets are valid.  Mc Ren — who is played by Adis Hodge in the film — was a member of N.W.A. along with Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, DJ Yella and Dr Dre. Unfortunately, the trailers don’t include an appearance by Neil Brown Jr. (who plays Yella) either.

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MC Ren is scheduled to reunite with Ice Cube and DJ Yella to perform N.W.A classics at the BET Experience on June 27. Straight Outta Compton, co-produced by Dre and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright, will debut in theaters on August 14.

The Blade Runner sequel will be shot by one of the greatest cinematographers of all time

ARTICLE CREDITS :  Bryan Bishop / The Verge 

 

The team behind the upcoming Blade Runner sequel have announced who will be shooting the film, and it’s enough to get even the most jaded fan excited. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will be shooting the film for director Denis Villeneuve, marking the third collaboration between the two filmmakers (they also worked on Prisoners and Sicario, which just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival).

When people talk about the stunning visuals, textures, and look of the original Blade Runner, it’s often director Ridley Scott and his meticulous attention to detail that get the credit — and while Scott’s impact can’t be overstated, it’s the incredibly talented artists behind the scenes that helped craft that vision and make it a reality. In the original, legendary director of photography Jordan Cronenweth shot the film, imbuing it with the melancholy atmosphere and look that inspired a generation of sci-fi filmmakers.

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DEAKINS IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CINEMATOGRAPHERS TO EVER TOUCH A CAMERA

For the sequel we’ll be getting Deakins, who is straight-up one of the most spectacular directors of photography to ever touch a camera. Going through Deakins’ credits is basically like reading a list of The Most Beautiful Movies You’ve Ever Seen: Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Shawshank Redemption,Dead Man Walking. There’s also his extensive collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen — Deakins shot Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy,O Brother, Where Art Thou and a number of other films — as well as his gorgeous work in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Deakins has proven to be a forward-thinking technologist as well, adopting digital color timing well ahead of his contemporaries, and making the jump to shooting with digital cameras seamlessly without sacrificing beauty or image quality.

While there are still thousands of unanswered questions about the Blade Runner sequel — most importantly, Do we really need it? — the question of whether the movie will look stunning or not has been definitively answered. The film won’t start shooting until the summer of 2016 so we’ll have to wait to see how it all comes together, but in the meantime do yourself a favor: go to Deakins’ IMDB page, find every movie you haven’t seen, and start watching. Enjoy.

‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

A man convicted of manslaughter who escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959 was arrested in Florida Monday. But a friend says she hopes 79-year-old Frank Freshwater won’t be sentenced.

After 56 years on the run Frank Freshwater was caught also known as Andy Dufresne as played by Tim Robbins in the academy award winning film ” Shawshank Redemption ”

He was captured by U.S. marshals after nearly a half century man hunt. For a week marshals staked out the trailer park located in a swampy trailer park after seven days of surveillance, they confronted Cox with a mug shot of a much younger man, dated Feb. 26, 1959.

His time on the run almost came to an end in 1975 when authorities in West Virginia’s Kanawha County found him living under an assumed name and arrested him, having determined his real identity, on an Ohio warrant seeking Freshwaters’ return. But he was released after West Virginia’s governor declined to extradite him, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

As the marshals suspected, the old man was actually Frank Freshwaters.

The 79-year-old’s life on the lam ended Monday when he was taken into custody at his Melbourne, Florida, mobile home. Freshwaters, who was living under the alias of William Harold Cox, is being held in the Brevard County Jail pending extradition to Ohio, said Maj. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Frank Freshwaters who escaped from prison in 1959 is arrested in Florida