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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 29, 2016)

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For July, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 29. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Bad Moms

Director: John Lucas and Scott Moore

Cast: Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Emjay Anthony, Jay Jablonski, Kesha Rose Sebert

Synopsis: A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career. »

- Steve Greene

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MTV Classic to Replace VH1 Classic; New Network to Feature '90s Throwback Programming

8 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

R.I.P., VH1 Classic.

MTV has announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 1, VH1 Classic will officially morph into MTV Classic. The newly-rebanded network will feature “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series” from the ’90s and ’00s, including Laguna Beach, Beavis & Butt-head, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, and Clone High.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The launch date was not chosen randomly. August 1 marks 35 years to the day that MTV first debuted.

“MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, »

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Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Nas & More Featured On ‘The Land’ Soundtrack

21 July 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It goes without saying that a film executive produced by Nas would come with a killer soundtrack. And that’s definitely the case with Steven Caple Jr.’s “The Land,” which has just released its tracklist, and the star-studded lineup promises vibrant music to compliment the film’s setting: Cleveland’s underground hip-hop scene. Kanye West will be featured with […]

The post Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Nas & More Featured On ‘The Land’ Soundtrack appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Hildi Gabel

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Erykah Badu To Aid Detroit Rape Kit Project With Donations From Concert Funds

11 July 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Erykah Badu is joining the campaign to process abandoned rape kits and find the criminals connected to them. Badu is partnering with the Right Productions to donate money from her Aug. 12 concert at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheater to the African American 490 Challenge. The 490 is a partner of Enough Said, the Michigan Women’s Foundation campaign raising money […]

The post Erykah Badu To Aid Detroit Rape Kit Project With Donations From Concert Funds appeared first on uInterview. »

- Khoreen Eccleston

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Bet Awards Viewership Rises Over 2015 With Simulcast On 12 Viacom Nets

27 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There was a showstopper of an opener by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar on the Bet Awards last night, plus a passionate call to action from Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams, a full tilt tribute to Prince performed by Bilal, Erykah Badu and The Roots, and strong words for Donald Trump from Best Actress winner Taraji P. Henson of Empire. Also, the late great Muhammad Ali was praised by daughter Laila and Samuel L. Jackson was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by his Ju… »

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Watch the Best Prince Tributes at the Bet Awards — aka the Prince Tribute Awards (Videos)

27 June 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Who had the most moving Prince tributes at the Bet awards? Let’s see. The Roots, Erykah Badu and Bilal Badu did a soulful rendition of “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker.” Bilal came on stage to take over and do an ever-so-smooth cover of “The Beautiful Ones.” Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson Wonder and Kelly started off the performance with “Take Me With U.” They were later joined by Jennifer Hudson, who wore a white hooded mini dress for a solo rendition of “Purple Rain.” Hudson didn’t even stay on stage to receive her well-deserved applause. She started walking backstage near the. »

- Rasha Ali

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Gives Impassioned Speech On Civil Rights & Police Violence At Bet Awards

26 June 2016 11:23 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Bet Awards held tonight produced several memorable moments – including an epic opening by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar that blew the roof off, and a tribute to Prince performed by Bilal, Erykah Badu and The Roots. But the highlight happened later in the evening when Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams accepted Bet’s Humanitarian Award. First paying tribute to activists, working classes, African American mothers, and others who he said did the real work advancing equal… »

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Jennifer Hudson, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe and More Honor Prince with Stunning Bet Awards Tributes

26 June 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two months after Prince's tragic passing, some of the biggest names in R&B came together at the Bet Awards to pay tribute to the musical trailblazer. Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe, the Roots, and Sheila E. all brought their best to multiple musical medleys, which ran throughout the night, highlighting hits from the Purple One's legendary career. Erykah Badu delivered the first tribute of the evening, belting out a sultry version of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" while the Roots served funky back up duty. She looked every inch the neo-soul goddess in a floor-length white faux-fur coat and leather pants, »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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Jennifer Hudson, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and More Honor Prince With Stunning Bet Awards Tributes

26 June 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two months after Prince's tragic passing, some of the biggest names in R&B came together at the Bet Awards to pay tribute to the musical trailblazer. Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, the Roots, and Sheila E. all brought their best to multiple musical medleys, which ran throughout the night, highlighting hits from the Purple One's legendary career. Erykah Badu delivered the first tribute of the evening, belting out a sultry version of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" while the Roots served funky back up duty. She looked every inch the neo-soul goddess in a floor-length white faux-fur coat, »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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Bet Awards' Prince Tribute: Watch Sheila E., Jennifer Hudson and More

26 June 2016 8:46 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Some of the biggest names in music assembled at Sunday’s Bet Awards for a diverse series of moving tributes to Prince, two months after the music legend’s untimely death.

PhotosBet Awards 2016: Beyoncé’s Surprise, Jesse Williams’ Powerful Speech and 8 Other Memorable Moments

But before we break down the performances, here’s some important background info: On May 23, just one day after Madonna and Stevie Wonder honored Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the Bet Awards tweeted a promo for its own upcoming Prince tribute.

“Yeah, we saw that,” the photo read, implying a less-than-stellar review of Madge’s effort. »

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Bet Awards Pay Tribute to Prince: Watch Every Emotional, Star-Studded Performance Now

26 June 2016 6:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bet can talk the talk and walk the walk. After much anticipation, the 2016 Bet Awards followed through with their promise to deliver not one but several heartfelt, thoughtful tributes to Prince. Dave Chappelle shared a few words about the music legend before The Roots, Erykah Badu and Bila delivered the first musical tribute of the evening. "We miss him dearly," the comedian shared. "But tonight, the Bet Awards will celebrate the rich legacy of this remarkable genius that we are all so proud of." Later on into the broadcast, Tori Kelly and Stevie Wonder came together for a performance of "Take Me With You."  What really got the crowd on its feet was when »

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Full Trailer for Skateboarder Indie 'The Land' Featuring Moises Arias

19 May 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You have to do something with your life. What are you good at?" IFC Films has debuted this excellent full-length trailer for Steven Caple Jr.'s skateboarder indie drama The Land, which we featured the teaser trailer for just a few weeks ago. The film is about four teenage boys who spend their summer trying to figure out how to escape the streets of Cleveland, but end up caught in a drug deal gone bad. The cast features Erykah Badu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Machine Gun Kelly, & Kim Coates. This seriously looks damn good, don't skip it just because you don't think you'll be into it. The Land looks like a stylish coming-of-age indie gem poised to break out. Here's the new full-length trailer (+ poster) for Steven Caple Jr.'s The Land, direct from IFC's YouTube: The Land tells the story of »

- Alex Billington

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Trailer Watch: The Land, Nas-Produced Sundance Drama

9 May 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

For his debut feature, The Land, Steven Caple Jr. pulled off an impressive feat. He attracted top talent from the music industry, including Nas as executive producer producer and Erykah Badu and Machine Gun Kelly in supporting roles. The Cleveland-set drama, which focuses on four teens living in the projects, premiered earlier this year at The Sundance Film Festival’s Next section. In advance of the film’s premiere at Sundance, the director told Filmmaker Magazine that each of the four boys in the film represents a different aspect of his life. “On surface you see a film about four boys who […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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Teaser Trailer for Indie Film 'The Land' Directed by Steven Caple Jr.

6 May 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Do you even care about your future?" IFC Films has debuted a great teaser trailer for a film called The Land, which originally premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The film is about four teean "buddies" Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboarding around the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. They find a bag of pills and think it might be their ticket to glory, that is until they encounter the "cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin, 'Momma,' who runs the toughest gang in town." The cast features Erykah Badu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Machine Gun Kelly, & Kim Coates. This actually looks like it might be pretty damn good. Check this out. Here's the first teaser trailer for Steven Caple Jr.'s The Land, direct from IFC's YouTube: The Land tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, »

- Alex Billington

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First Trailer For Nas-Produced Sundance Drama ‘The Land’

6 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With its vast line-up of films, there’s bound to be a few stand-outs that slip through the cracks at Sundance. One we didn’t get to check out this year was the Cleveland-set, teen-centered drama The Land, but after a trailer debut, it definitely has our attention. With a soundtrack featuring Mgk, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, French Montana, Pusha T, Jeremih, and Nas (who also serves as producer), it looks to be a vibrantly shot exploration of skateboarding and danger on the streets.

“I wanted to showcase the reality of urban youth today: For the audience to witness that those we consider thugs or criminals are often really just kids, and could be a brother, a cousin, or the kid down the street from you,” director Steve Caple Jr. told Variety.

Check out the trailer below for the film starring Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, »

- Leonard Pearce

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Cannes: Film Constellation Boards Steven Caple Jr.’s Skateboarding Drama ‘The Land’ (Exclusive)

4 May 2016 4:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In its second run-up-to-Cannes pickup, Film Constellation, Fabien Westerhoff’s newly-launched London-based financing-licensing company, has acquired international sales rights to IFC-distributed U.S. crime drama “The Land.”

Written and directed by Steven Caple Jr. in his feature debut, this slice of Cleveland youth culture features the on-screen presence of hip-hop stars Erykah Badu and Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and a soundtrack which Westerhoff calls a “who’s who” of American hip-hop artists. These include Nas, Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly, Ezzy, Nosaj Thing, Pusha T. Fashawn and Kanye West.

Exec produced by Nas, and world premiering in Sundance’s Next section, “The Land” will be rolled out in U.S. theaters later tis year, accompanied by a roster of live concerts from soundtrack featured artists. Mass Appeal will release the soundtrack.

A portrait of four kids trapped in an inner-city Cleveland Ohio spiral of poverty and crime, “The Land »

- John Hopewell

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Andra Day Dishes on Her Dad's Backstage Adele Encounter at the Grammys: She Gave Him a Back Massage!

2 May 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Andra Day was killing it onstage at the Grammys, her dad was backstage kicking it with Adele! "My dad is so funny. He happened to be right backstage, standing right next to Adele before she went on to perform," the soulful breakout - who's partnering with Coca-Cola and McDonald's for the Rise Up Essence Festival program - tells People. "My parents are not in the business, so they have no sort of concept of: 'Is this appropriate?' They were just sort of hanging out, so my dad walks up to Adele and was like, 'Hey, you know, my daughter is Andra Day. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Andra Day Dishes on Her Dad's Backstage Adele Encounter at the Grammys: She Gave Him a Back Massage!

2 May 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Andra Day was killing it onstage at the Grammys, her dad was backstage kicking it with Adele! "My dad is so funny. He happened to be right backstage, standing right next to Adele before she went on to perform," the soulful breakout - who's partnering with Coca-Cola and McDonald's for the Rise Up Essence Festival program - tells People. "My parents are not in the business, so they have no sort of concept of: 'Is this appropriate?' They were just sort of hanging out, so my dad walks up to Adele and was like, 'Hey, you know, my daughter is Andra Day. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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TV on the Radio: New Tracks From The Voice's Tessanne and Sawyer, Idol's Allison Iraehta, Lee DeWyze and More

1 May 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Reality singing competitions never end. Like an Erykah Badu lyric, they go on and on, and on and on.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2016: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!

That’s why TVLine created TV on the Radio, a roundup of current and delectable tracks from singers who got their careers underway on American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor and other such shows.

On this lazy Sunday, let’s spread the wealth around all three of the aforementioned shows’ alumni. Sound good? Of course it does — as soon as you start pressing Play!

Tessanne Chin, »

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What to See at the 10th Annual Dallas Film Fest

18 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Dallas International Film Festival is currently underway with more than 100 features and short films playing the at fest. The fest is celebrating its 10th anniversary with screenings of films from all around the world, as well as independent and locally shot productions. Steven Caple Jr.’s drama “The Land” opened the festival, which follows four teenage boys who dedicate their summer escaping the streets of Cleveland to pursue a life of professional skateboarding. However their summer is threatened when they tangle with the wrong crowd. Erykah Badu, Lendeborg Jr., Linda Emond, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, Kim Coates, and Michael Kenneth Williams make up the film’s ensemble. Diff set USA Network’s “Queen of the South” as its centerpiece presentation on Saturday, April 16. The fest is honoring the series filmed in the city’s hub with the premiere of the show’s first episode. “Queen of the South »

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