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Universal Pictures Releases The Official Trailer For Fast & Furious 9

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Universal Pictures has a thrilling new trailer for Fast & Furious 9 at the Super Bowl teasing the latest instalment of the high-octane franchise. In the teaser, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) adjusts to his new life as a father and husband to wife, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). It starts off with Dom sharing his love for mechanics with his son. It then transitions to him putting the child to bed. After telling Brian that he will “always be in his heart,” Letty walks into the room. When Letty enters, she gives her stepson the cross necklace that Dominic gave her.

“I have a gift for you. Your daddy gave me this, now I’m going to give it to you. It’s for protection from what’s coming,” she said.

The ominous conclusion to the teaser is bound to have fans anxious to see what will be revealed in either the movie. It also adds to the feeling that this necklace will hold major significance in the movie, as it’s also featured on the film’s poster.

Dominic Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob, who is being coerced by previous enemy, cyberterrorist Cipher. Dom has a choice: turn his back on Jakob or save him from being fully seduced into the wrong path.

This issue will be the first film since Fast & Furious 6 (2013) to be directed by Lin and the first since 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) not to be written by Chris Morgan, the film will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron. The film is scheduled for release on May 28, 2021.

F9 was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 22, 2020 by Universal Pictures, but on March 12, the film was pushed back 11 months to April 2, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Netflix Announces A New Documentary About The Notorious B.I.G. [See Trailer Here]

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According to Pichfork, Netflix has announced a new documentary about the Notorious B.I.G. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, out March 1, was executive-produced by the rap legend’s mother Violetta Wallace and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The new film is set to cover Biggie Smalls’ early life and his ascendance to rap superstardom, with appearances by Faith Evans, Lil Cease, and others. Watch the trailer below.

Biggie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. “Nobody has come close to the way Biggie sounds, to the way he raps, to the frequency that he hits,” Diddy said of his late friend during the remote induction ceremony. In 2019, the corner of Fulton Street and St. James Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, was renamed Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Way.

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. Wallace became known for his distinctive laidback lyrical delivery, offsetting the lyrics’ often grim content. His music was often semi-autobiographical, telling of hardship and criminality, but also of debauchery and celebration.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, Wallace signed to Sean “Puffy” Combs’ label Bad Boy Records as it launched in 1993, and gained exposure through features on several other artists’ singles that year. His debut album Ready to Die (1994) was met with widespread critical acclaim, and included his signature songs “Juicy” and “Big Poppa”. The album made him the central figure in East Coast hip hop, and restored New York’s visibility at a time when the West Coast hip hop scene was dominating hip hop music. Wallace was awarded the 1995 Billboard Music Awards’ Rapper of the Year. The following year, he led his protégé group Junior M.A.F.I.A., a team of himself and longtime friends, including Lil’ Kim, to chart success.

During 1996, while recording his second album, Wallace became ensnarled in the escalating East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud. Following Tupac Shakur’s death in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, speculations of involvement by criminal elements orbiting the Bad Boy circle circulated. On March 9, 1997, while visiting Los Angeles, Wallace was murdered in a drive-by shooting. The assailant remains unidentified. Wallace’s second album Life After Death, a double album, was released two weeks later. It reached number one on the Billboard 200, and eventually achieved a Diamond certification in the US.

With two more posthumous albums released, Wallace has certified sales of over 28 million copies in the United States, including 21 million albums. Rolling Stone has called him the “greatest rapper that ever lived,” and Billboard named him the greatest rapper of all time. The Source magazine named him the greatest rapper of all time in its 150th issue. In 2006, MTV ranked him at No. 3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, calling him possibly “the most skillful ever on the mic”. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Amazon Studio Shares Second Trailer For Much-anticipated ‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel

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Amazon Studios has shared the second trailer for the much-anticipated Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy that premieres on the streaming service of March 5th.

Building off the first trailer that premiered in December, the new preview brings the action first to Queens and then the fictional country of Zamunda, where Murphy’s King Akeem faces a potential military coup led by a general played by Wesley Snipes. In order to stop the takeover, King Akeem and his confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) venture back to America to find the king’s long-lost male heir.

“Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York — where it all began,” Amazon said of the film.

Most of the Coming to America cast returns for the second installment, including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Vanessa Bell Calloway, John Amos, and Paul Bates. The film also stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Teyana Taylor, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy.

The sequel also sees the return of additional characters played by Murphy and Hall, like the Queens barbershop owners and the funk band the Randy Watson Experience. The screenplay was written by Kenya Barris of Blackish, along with the original comedy’s screenwriters Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. Hustle and Flow‘s Craig Brewer directed the sequel.

Source: Rolling Stone

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Judas And The Black Messiah To Have Its World Premiere At 2021 Sundance Film Festival

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Judas and the Black Messiah; an upcoming American biographical historical drama film based on the life of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late 1960s Illinois will have its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on February 1, 2021 at both virtual and in-person screenings. Warner Bros has also released an exhilarating new trailer for the film following the initial trailer which was shared about five months ago.

The film, which recently entered the Oscars race, is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2021, in the United States, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 2021. As part of its plans for all of its 2021 films, Warner Bros. Pictures will also stream the film simultaneously on the HBO Max service for a period of one month, after which the film will be removed until the normal home media release schedule period.

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Directed and produced by Shaka King, the film was written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. It tells the story of how the Black Panther Party came to be infiltrated by William O’Neal (played by Stanfield) in order to gather intelligence on the chairman, Fred Hampton (played by Kaluuya) who is eventually assassinated. The Black Panther Party was a vital part of the American Civil Rights movement.

The Sundance Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by the Sundance Institute. It takes place each January in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, and at the Sundance Resort, and is the largest independent film festival in the United States. It includes competitive categories, includes documentary and dramatic films, both feature length and short films, in which awards are given, as well as out-of-competition categories for showcasing new films.

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CITATION: Temi Otedola Casts In A Netflix Produced Film

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Citation, from director Kunle Afolayan and produced by Golden Effects Pictures, will hit Netflix globally on Nov. 6. It is the coming-of-age story of Moremi, a bright university student who forms a bond with her charismatic and well-connected professor who ends up sexually harassing her. The film follows Moremi’s quest for justice and stars Jimmy Jean Louis, Gabriel Afolayan, Ini Edo, Joke Silva, Adjetey Anang and newcomer Temi Otedola.

The movie is part of Netflix’s deals for three Nigerian films from filmmakers Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan and Kemi Adetiba that will premiere on the streaming service. They are Òlòtūré, Citation and King of Boys II.

Kunle Afolayan has since 2005 been active in the Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles. Among them are The Figurine: Araromire – in Yoruba and English languages; Phone Swap featuring Wale Ojo, Joke Silva, Nse Ikpe Etim and the legendary Chika Okpala. The Figurine won five major awards in the African Film Academy and experienced tremendous success in the Nigerian movie theaters.

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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