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Bww Interview: Joshua Henry Talks Leaving Chicago's Hamilton, Upcoming Solo Album & More

For Joshua Henry, 2017 seems to be his year, as he says in this Exclusive interview following his 2 solo shows at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. He was joined by some friends from Chicago's cast of Hamilton including Ari Afsar Eliza, Chris De'Sean Lee LafayetteJefferson and Samantha Marie Ware PeggyMaria Reynolds singing backup for him. There were also other cast members in the audience including Tony winner Karen Olivo Angelica, Jose Ramos John LaurensPhillip Hamilton and some other members of the ensemble cheering their friend on.
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Film Review: ‘Ariel & Olivia’

Made in the spirit of Eric Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales,” “Ariel and Olivia” is a romantic comedy in praise of Ah Lians, the Singaporean working class version of Valley Girls. Capturing the awkward dynamics of two high school girls and their clique on vacation in Malaysia, Singaporean writer-director Kan Lume pokes fun at teenage self-absorption but also empathizes with their trepidation as they transition to adulthood. Observing how a longtime puppy love runs its own course, the film leaves one feeling a sweet sadness, like seeing leftover candy floss melt on the floor. Even if this subtly disarming film may be overlooked by festivals or commercial audiences, Kan’s artful treatment of female characters and situation comedy suggests potential to connect in China, where his skills are in high demand.

Besties Ariel (Koh Jiaying) and Olivia (Mae Chu) want to go on holiday with each other before the college semester begins.
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'Walking Dead' Star Adapting 'Aquariums of Pyongyang' (Exclusive)

'Walking Dead' Star Adapting 'Aquariums of Pyongyang' (Exclusive)
The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun is setting his sights on the big screen. Yeun is teaming with Radar Pictures to adapt Kang Chol-Hwan's autobiographical book The Aquariums of Pyongyang, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Yeun is attached to star as Chol-Hwan and exec produce the film, and will work alongside producers Ted Field, Mike Weber and Michael Napoliello in partnership with Sean Lee. Photos: 'The Walking Dead's' Most Shocking Deaths Aquariums is set in North Korea, one of the last bastions of hardline Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on the one-party regime, quashing

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Anne Rice's "Christ" Rises March 2015

FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming film adaptation of novelist Anne Rice's "Christ the Lord".

Rice's book tells the story of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth and discovers the truth about his birth, who he is, and his purpose in life.

Cyrus Nowrasteh ("The Stoning of Soraya M.") will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Betsy Nowrasteh. Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, Sean Lee, Patricia Chun and Keo Lee will produce.

A March 2015 release is planned.

Source: FilmDistrict
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Columbus Adapting Rice's "Christ The Lord"

1492 Pictures and Cj Entertainment have acquired the film rights to Anne Rice's book "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" reports Variety.

Rice's book tells the story of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth and discovers the truth about his birth, who he is, and his purpose in life.

Cyrus Nowrasteh ("The Stoning of Soraya M.") will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Betsy Nowrasteh. Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, Sean Lee, Patricia Chun and Keo Lee will produce.
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Quick and a Korean Take on Speed: First Poster

Some cheesy moments and high adrenaline action may very well be the saving grace of Quick, a Korean-made film. The name will not get any headlines, since it looks like Keanu Reeve's Speed on acid, but mix in some fun from the opening act of Katsuhiro Otomo's animated opus, Akira, with some stylistic cinematography and trippy stunts, this film may potentially be a product to check out.

There are no psychics or secret government agendas to keep an eye out for. Instead, the fun and thrills of motorcycle races is certainly more thrilling to watch than a clumsy city bus that can't stop.

Ki-Soo (Lee Min-Ki) was a member of a motorcycle gang during his youth, so audiences have to wonder if the invisible antagonist is part of Soo's past. He is clean now, and is working as a delivery service. But when one of his latest trips proves to be dangerous,
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Rob Cohen Set To Direct '1950'

According to a press release, Rob Cohen has signed on to direct the $100 million Korean War tale "1950" for Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment. Here is the full press release. Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment have attached Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) to direct 1950, the largest budgeted project ever undertaken by the Korean film industry, at $100m. Production is expected to begin in May 2012 with a planned release date of spring 2013. An untold story of courage and endurance during the Korean War, 1950 is an epic adventure, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning dispatches from the front line by legendary New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins.1950 is being produced by Cj E&M Pictures of Korea and Grapevine Entertainment, alongside Brett Donowho and executive producer Paul Hudson. The producers developed the story, and commissioned a screenplay from Rachel Long and Brian Pittman (Silver Falls and Stranded). Marguerite Higgins,
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Rob Cohen Directs Korean War Tale "1950"

Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "XXX") has signed on to direct the $100 million Korean War tale "1950" for Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment says the trades.

The story will chronicle New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins' journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines.

The journey ended with the mass evacuation of nearly 200,000 South Korean civilians as the Chinese and North Korean armies moved in.

Shooting aims to kick off in May ahead of a Spring 2013 release. Rachel Long and Brian Pittman penned the script while Brett Donowho, Sean Lee and John Han will produce.
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Rob Cohen Directing Korean War Epic ’1950′

I truly admire Rob Cohen. Despite lacking any discernible talent or sense of style that isn’t taken from an early 2000′s music video, he’s managed to get movies made, and they manage to make money. A press release from Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment brings the wonderful news of a Korean War epic that he’s screwing up helming, titled 1950.

What’s really sad, above all else, is that this is based off the work of New York Herald Tribune reporter Marguerite Higgins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work, which also makes her the first woman to win the coveted prize. So, the film based on her great efforts is directed by the guy who made The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Go figure.

Written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, the movie focuses on the reporter’s trip across the Korean peninsula with a marine platoon.
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Rob Cohen to Direct Korean War Epic 1950

Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to directed a Korean War film epic called 1950. This movie will be the largest film project ever made by the Korean film industry. It was budgeted at $100 million dollars and will start shooting in May of next year. The plan is to release the film in spring of 2013.

The story follows the true events of "Marguerite Higgins, the New York Herald's then Far East bureau chief, who had covered the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps at the end of WWII, initially found herself banned by the Us Army top brass from covering the Korean conflict, simply because she was a woman. Her persistent efforts to overturn this ruling eventually won her special permission from General Douglas MacArthur to work alongside the front line troops. 1950 follows Higgins’ journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines, ending with the
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Face the Bones in this First Film Poster for Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood

A new telling of the Robin Hood rags to riches tale is being told at Cannes '11. Instead of tights and English accents, you will find skulls and lifelike 3D, in Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood. There is no current release date for this title in North America, but you can experience some gothic thrills here, with the film's first imposing graphic. Make-up artist and actor Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) will play a ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham and some more exciting cast announcements await you inside.

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"Whether you're rich or poor, you're not leaving the forest."

Director: Oliver Krekel.

Writer: Sean Lee.

Cast: Carolina Grigorov, Kane Hodder, Tom Savini, and Martin Hentschel.

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Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood at Shock Till You Drop

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Korean American Film Festival Unveils Fifth Anniversary Lineup

The Korean American Film Festival (Kaffny) has released the lineup for its fifth anniversary showcase of feature-length and short films by Korean, Korean-American and international filmmakers. Kaffny will open with a live re-score of Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky's drama "Madame Freedom," featuring violinist Sean Lee and cellist Okkyung Lee. The festival will also present a six-film retrospective honoring documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, as well as a discussion centering around ...
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Eminem Is The Hottest Mc In The Game!

Ultra-successful Recovery album and Home and Home Tour with Jay-z shoot Em straight to the top.

By Paul Cantor

Eminem

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Everyone loves a comeback story, and in 2010, that's what they got from Eminem.

Even though Marshall Mathers sold 608,000 copies of 2009's Relapse in its first week, the project was panned by critics and longtime Em fans. They said he rhymed in too many weird voices, that the production sounded dated and that the subject matter was too grim. The LP didn't make enough of an impact, and there really wasn't much buzz around Eminem to even warrant him making the Hottest MCs list last year.

This year, however, was totally different. Eminem pretty much dominated 2010 from start to finish, and the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust voted him the #1 Hottest Mc in the Game. "Obviously, the last album was lackluster," mtvU's Yomi Desalu said during the Hottest MCs roundtable discussion.
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Jay-z Lands At #2 On Hottest MCs In The Game List!

Even without a 2010 album, Jay stayed relevant with new singles and guest spots on Kanye West tracks.

By Paul Cantor

Jay-z

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Good music stands the test of time. Just ask Jay-z.

The Roc Nation chief spent the better part of 2010 riding the wave of success from 2009's The Blueprint 3. Songs like "Empire State of Mind," "Forever Young," "On to the Next One" and "Run This Town" kept BP3 on the Billboard albums chart for 56 weeks, well into 2010. Jay racked up awards for Best Rap Solo Performance for "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for "Run This Town" at the Grammys. He won CD of the Year for BP3 and Best Live Performer at the Bet Hip-Hop Awards. He toured the country on the BP3 Tour (which yielded him a reported $1 million a show) and split Home and Home
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Kanye West Is Back As #3 Hottest Mc In The Game!

G.O.O.D. Friday series and epic TV performances thrust 'Ye back into the spotlight.

By Paul Cantor

Kanye West

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Some artists are so hot, they can make up for almost a full year out of the spotlight in just a few short months. Well, at least Kanye West can.

Even though he was featured on popular songs like "Forever," with Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne, and Jay-z's "Run This Town," 'Ye essentially went into hiding after his infamous run-in with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, traveling to Europe to intern at Fendi and, later, Hawaii to begin recording his forthcoming LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, due November 22. While he resurfaced with the anthemic single "Power" in late May and its accompanying "Portrait of Power" art installation in early August, it was really the oddest of things — his joining of Twitter — that signified Kanye
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Drake Returns To Hottest MCs In The Game List At #4!

Drizzy delivered on his debut and was a staple on radio in 2010.

By Paul Cantor

Drake

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In 2009, Drake dropped the instant-classic mixtape So Far Gone (which sold upward of 70,000 units its first week when it was released as an Ep last September) and appeared on songs with Jay-z, Fabolous and Mary J. Blige, among others. He was the industry's new "it" guy, nominated for two Grammys after only a mixtape. His clout was reflected on last year's Hottest MCs in the Game list, with the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust ranking him #3. What more did Aubrey Graham really have to do?

Well, for one, he needed to drop an actual album to prove he was more than just a fly-by-night sensation. He also needed to hit the road and show he was a dynamic performing artist who could fill an arena. And, finally, he needed to make
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Rick Ross Holds Strong At #5 On Hottest MCs List!

The Bawse earned his spot with 'B.M.F.' street banger and start-to-finish classic album Teflon Don.

By Paul Cantor

Rick Ross

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In hip-hop, the streets do the talking. And in 2010, the streets anointed Rick Ross their savior.

Not only did his fourth LP, Teflon Don, debut at #2 on the Billboard albums chart in July with 176,300 sold its first week, but Ross had the undeniable street anthem "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)," which sold more than 100,000 copies despite being available on the free Albert Anastasia Ep. What's more, he was still fighting off criticism from being outed as a corrections officer and beefing with 50 Cent. But good music can't be stopped, and Ross supplied plenty of it this year, so the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust voted him 2010's #5 Hottest Mc in the Game, the same ranking he received last year.

In a musical climate
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Lil Wayne Is The #7 Hottest Mc In The Game!

With help from his Young Money fam, Weezy proved not even prison bars could stop his otherworldly flow and undeniable 'star power.'

By Paul Cantor

Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne had a helluva 2010, and just think: He wasn't even around for most of it. The New Orleans Mc has been on Rikers Island since March, serving time on a weapons charge that dates back to 2007. But before he went in, the Cash Money rapper adopted a work ethic reminiscent of Tupac Shakur.

To wit, he released the compilation album We Are Young Money in late December '09, two full-length solo LPs — Rebirth, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard albums chart and has since gone gold, and I Am Not A Human Being, which sold 110,000 copies in its first week of release in September — more than a handful of videos and a couple of notable collaborations. A mainstay on the Hottest MCs list,
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Lil Wayne Is The #7 Hottest Mc In The Game!

With help from his Young Money fam, Weezy proved not even prison bars could stop his otherworldly flow and undeniable 'star power.'

By Paul Cantor

Lil Wayne

Photo: Johnny Nunez

Lil Wayne had a helluva 2010, and just think: He wasn't even around for most of it. The New Orleans Mc has been on Rikers Island since March, serving time on a weapons charge that dates back to 2007. But before he went in, the Cash Money rapper adopted a work ethic reminiscent of Tupac Shakur.

To wit, he released the compilation album We Are Young Money in late December '09, two full-length solo LPs — Rebirth, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard albums chart and has since gone gold, and I Am Not A Human Being, which sold 110,000 copies in its first week of release in September — more than a handful of videos and a couple of notable collaborations. A mainstay on the Hottest MCs list,
See full article at MTV Music News »

Waka Flocka Flame Bursts Onto Hottest MCs List At #8!

Atl rapper earns his first Hottest MCs in the Game bid thanks to consistency in the clubs.

By Paul Cantor

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It's been a quick rise to the top for Waka Flocka Flame.

The Queens-born, Atlanta-bred rapper began garnering attention in hip-hop circles after his mixtape Salute Me or Shoot Me Vol. 1 hit the streets of Atlanta in January 2009. It featured his breakout record "O Let's Do It." The rowdy club track quickly became a fan favorite, and a year later, after he peppered the streets with more mixtapes and a guest verse on "Bingo," from Gucci Mane's 2009 LP, The State vs. Radric Davis, "O Let's Do It" got an official remix featuring Diddy, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane.

On top of all that, the singles "Hard in Da Paint" and "No Hands," from his debut LP Flockaveli (released October 5), garnered him enough buzz and attention to
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