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Watch: First Look at Season Three of 'Hit the Floor'

25 August 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last year, VH1 picked up its hit scripted series “Hit The Floor” for a third season of drama, on and off the court. The series pulled impressive ratings during the first 2 seasons, finishing as the #1 new scripted series of the summer on cable among Adults 18-49 in its debut season 2 years ago, and ranked as the #1 ad-supported scripted drama on cable among women 18-49 as of last summer. Season 2 of “Hit the Floor” was also popular on social media platforms, consistently ranking amongst the Top 10 most social shows on TV Monday nights on Twitter. “’Hit The Floor’ delivered again with fantastic ratings and social media engagement in season two, especially among women,” said Susan Levison, Evp of Original Programming & Production for VH1. “We look forward to seeing what kind of trouble the Devil Girls will get into next season." Season 3 of “Hit the Floor” is expected to premiere in early 2016 with 10 new episodes. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Queen Latifah on ‘Bessie,’ Her Past and What She’ll Conquer Next

18 August 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Queen Latifah has never shied away from a battle.

She was 16 years old when she told Michael Kenneth Williams that she wanted to be a rapper. She jokes that the actor didn’t believe her, but Williams says that had more to do with his lack of faith in the industry than in his belief in Latifah.

“Female rappers were relatively taboo, so I was like, ‘Ok, that’s cool. Be all you can be!’ ” Williams recalls with a laugh. “But in my wildest imagination, I didn’t think she would really become what she is today, simply because I’d never seen it before. Who makes it out of the ’hood and does that? But she proved me wrong.”

These days, the 45-year-old rapper-turned-actress-turned-mogul sits at the helm of a $100 million business, Flavor Unit Entertainment (named for the group of emcees she belonged to at the start of her »

- Jenelle Riley

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New Dope Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

19 June 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Open Road Films released their new comedy/drama film, "Dope," into theaters today, June 19th,2015, and all the top, major critics have turned in their reviews for it. It turns out that it resonated quite well with most of them, scoring an overall 72 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Kimberly Elise, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Kravitz, Blake Anderson, Tony Revolori, Shameik Moore and Kiersey Clemons. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Mick Lasalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it an excellent 100 score, saying: "It’s a movie about a geeky teenager living in the Los Angeles hood, and something about it, or rather everything about it, feels real." Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a very good 88 score, saying: "The tone of Dope is very interesting — funny, but rarely stupid-funny." Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, »

- Andre Braddox

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 19; What Will You See?

19 June 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 19. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Dope Director: Rick Famuyiwa Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Blake Anderson, Chanel Iman, Keith Stanfield, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky, Rick Fox, Roger Guenveur Smith, Ashton Moio, Michael Flores, De'aundre Bonds, Amin Joseph, Mimi Michaels Synopsis: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts share a voracious appreciation for all things '90s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of. »

- Steve Greene

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TV Casting: Outlander, The Ranch, Aaron Paul in The Way

17 June 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Outlander, The Ranch, The Way, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Starz, Netflix, and Hulu.

Outlander (Starz)

Laurence Dobiesz has joined the cast of Starz’s “Outlander” in the role of Alex Randall

Dobiesz’s character is the younger brother of Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies)

Despite the shared DNA and physical resemblance, Alex Randall possesses nothing of his older brother Black Jack’s ruthless brutality.

A curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham, Alex is described as gentle, loving, and kind.

The Ranch (Netflix)

Ashton Kutcher is reuniting with 2.5 Men co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson and That ’70s Show co-star Danny Masterson for a new multi-camera comedy series on Netflix…a sibling comedy starring Kutcher and Masterson and created by Reo and Patterson.

Written by Reo and Patterson, The Ranch »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Kimberly Elise and Kristen Ariza Join Cast of HBO's Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Telepic

16 June 2015 6:02 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Kimberly Elise and Kristen Ariza have joined the cast of HBO's scripted movie based on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, titled "Confirmation," which stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce as the 2 key characters.  Elise will play Sonia Jarvis, Anita Hill’s college roommate and an attorney as well; while Kristen Ariza has signed up to play crisis management expert, and then White House press liaison, Judy Smith (you know her as the inspiration for Kerry Washington's character in Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama series "Scandal"). Elise and Ariza join the previously cast Jennifer Hudson, who is playing witness Angela Wright, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Kimberly Elise, Kristen Ariza & Malcolm Gets Join HBO Movie ‘Confirmation’

16 June 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls), Kristen Ariza (The Utopian Society) and Malcolm Gets (Caroline In The City) are the latest additions to the cast of HBO Films' Confirmation, toplined by Kerry Washington. The film details the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill (Washington), which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment… »

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Win A Dope Movie Prizepack!

15 June 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

To celebrate the opening of Open Road Films’ new movie Dope on June 19th, we’ve got a great prizepack to give away that we think is Pretty Dope!

Two (2) winners will receive:

A pair of Dope headphones

Official film poster

Sunglasses

Stickers

For A Chance To Win The Dope Prize Pack, Enter Your Name And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

We will contact the winners by email.

Official Rules:

1. Must have a U.S. mailing address.

2. No purchase necessary.

The film is rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence – all involving teens.

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the Sat. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow »

- Movie Geeks

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Check Out a New Red Band Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa’s 'Dope'

12 June 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

If you haven't yet had your fill of "Dope" marketing, here's more... Open Road has set a June 19 (next week Friday) release date for Rick Famuyiwa's buzziest film ever, "Dope," which features Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear alongside stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, in a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   The official synopsis reads: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: New Red Band Trailer And 3 Clips For 'Dope'

12 June 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's going to be a good summer at the movies for hip hops fans. In August, Universal drops the needle on the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," but coming next week is another movie powered by beats and rhymes, the Sundance-approved "Dope." And new red band trailer is here to get you pumped. Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel ImanKeith Stanfield, Quincy Brown, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky, star in Rick Famuyiwa's celebrated movie which has hit both Park City and Cannes. The story revolves a trio of friends whose lives get more complicated when they become saddled with backpack full of drugs. It's wild trip through the The Bottoms, with a terrific soundtrack moving the whole thing along. Read More: Review: Hip Hop, Comedy, Drugs, Youth, And Crime Collide In The Dynamic And Vibrant 'Dope' "Dope" opens on June 19th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Dope’ Premiere Sets Tone for L.A. Film Fest, Brings New Take on High School Movie

9 June 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The L.A. Film Fest kicked off Monday with a pre-festival premiere of Sundance success story “Dope” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. L.A. Film Fest director Stephanie Allain said that “Dope” was chosen to spearhead the festival not only because of its critical acclaim, but also the film’s diversity.

“We want to be the change that we’re seeking, we’re looking for that diversity,” said Allain. “We’re just comfortable stepping into our mission…. It’s an L.A. story, it’s diverse in front of and behind the camera, it’s told in an innovative way, and it’s a unique point of view.

Variety’s Dennis Harvey wrote in his Sundance review that “Dope” has “at least as much in common with John Hughes-style high-school comedies as it does with most ‘hood narratives involving drugs, gangs and crime.” Writer-director-exec producer Rick Famuyiwa also »

- Mannie Holmes

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of The Dope Movie in St. Louis

6 June 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the Sat. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

The film also stars Tony RevoloriKiersey ClemonsKimberly EliseChanel ImanKeith StanfieldQuincy BrownBlake Anderson, with Zoë Kravitz and A$AP Rocky.

From writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope opens in theaters on June 19th.

The #DopeMovie soundtrack, featuring four original tracks written by Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell), is available for pre-order Now! Click Here to pre-order and you will also receive an automatic download of Awreeoh’s “Don’t Get Deleted.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes »

- Movie Geeks

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Get a Closer Look at the Cast of 'Dope' in These 7 Brand New Character Posters

3 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Open Road has set a June 19 release date for Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope," which features Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear in the film by Famuyiwa ("The Wood," "Brown Sugar," "Our Family Wedding"), which is described as a coming of age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, the film follows a trio of best friends who are also in their own hip hop – punk band.  The official synopsis reads: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Soundtrack for 'Dope' Is Chock-Full of Dope Hip-Hop Tracks From the 1990s

3 June 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Open Road has set a June 19 release date for Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope," which features Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear in the film by Famuyiwa ("The Wood," "Brown Sugar," "Our Family Wedding"), which is described as a coming of age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, the film follows a trio of best friends who are also in their own hip hop – punk band.  The official synopsis reads: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Dope: Exclusive TV Spot Highlights the Film’s Critical Acclaim

27 May 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today, we’re pleased to premiere a new Dope TV spot. The movie follows self-proclaimed 90s nerds Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori) who get caught up in a drug deal and must figure out how to recoup the money and stay alive. Dope is written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. This spot highlights the critical acclaim the film has received. Check out the Dope TV spot below. The film opens June 19th, and also stars Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky, Blake AndersonKeith StanfieldChanel ImanQuincy Brown, and Zoë Kravitz. [complextv contentid="9zcnBidToLQ3jWmPhmup0NFf382ijfV1" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   Here’s the official synopsis for Dope: A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the Sat. A chance invitation to an underground »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch: Shameik Moore Has a Dangerous Identity Crisis in New Red Band Trailer for 'Dope' (Nsfw)

21 May 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance Review: 'Dope' is a Slick Hip-Hop–Driven Tale of Divided Identity "Dope" premiered to rave reviews (and prizes) at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and its pre-release hype is only increasing after its screening in the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes. Here's the official synopsis: "A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in 'Dope,' Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the Sat. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself." Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons star in the film alongside Moore, with Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky, Keith Stanfield and Zoë Kravitz also appearing. The film has quite a hip-hop team behind it as well, »

- Becca Nadler

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Watch: New Red Band Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Dope' Slides Down A Slippery Slope

21 May 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" has been enjoying a helluva run without having opened in cinemas yet. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great acclaim, and is now receiving accolades internationally, such as screening at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight. The movie will hit screens everywhere this summer and brand new red band trailer is here with plentiful swearing. Starring Shameik MooreTony RevoloriKiersey ClemonsKimberly EliseChanel ImanKeith Stanfield, Quincy BrownBlake AndersonZoë Kravitz and A$AP Rocky, the story follows a trio of earnest teens trying to survive life in The Bottoms, who get stuck with a bag of drugs and a gun and must get themselves out of this dangerous situation. It's a sprawling story, rolling with an energy that we described as "something very close to a new classic." "Dope" arrives on June 19th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Check Out the Red Band Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa’s 'Dope'

21 May 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Open Road has set a June 19 release date for Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope," which features Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear in the film by Famuyiwa ("The Wood," "Brown Sugar," "Our Family Wedding"), which is described as a coming of age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, the film follows a trio of best friends who are also in their own hip hop – punk band.  The official synopsis reads: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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New Dope Red-Band Trailer Is Nothing But Nsfw Trouble

21 May 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Open Road Films has released a new red-band trailer for writer/director Rick Famuyiwa’s upcoming film Dope. The movie follows self-proclaimed 90s nerds Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori) who get caught up in a drug deal and must figure out how to recoup the money and stay alive. This trailer is, obviously, a much more Nsfw look at the film than the trailers that came before it, but it’s still providing a solid look at what could be the indie breakout of the year. I caught the film at Sundance and enjoyed it for the most part, but the pic has some pacing issues and gets a little too bogged down by the plot. That said, Famuyiwa announces himself as a talented filmmaker to watch (he’s rumored to be in the mix for Marvel’s Black Panther—something a »

- Adam Chitwood

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All Malcolm & Friends Wanna Do Is "Zooma-Zoom-Zoom-Zoom" in New 'Dope' Clip

18 May 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Open Road has set a June 19 release date for Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope," which features Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga who all appear in the film by Famuyiwa ("The Wood," "Brown Sugar," "Our Family Wedding"), which is described as a coming of age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons, the film follows a trio of best friends who are also in their own hip hop – punk band.  The official synopsis reads: "Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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