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Movie News: 'Kingsman' Director Touted for Sci-Fi 'Courage'; Blaxploitation Classic 'Super Fly' to Be Rebooted

Courage: Matthew Vaughn, whose credits include Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (above), is said to be "circling to produce and possibly direct" Courage. It's described as an action/sci-fi movie, based on an original script by Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), and has drawn comparisons to Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. [Deadline]   Super Fly: First released in 1972 during the brief, so-called "Blaxploitation" era, crime drama Super Fly starred Ron O'Neal (above) as a cocaine dealer who wants to make one more big deal and then retire. Now a new version is on its way, with hopes that it will lead to a series of films. Alex Tse (Watchmen) is writing the screenplay; Joel Silver is...

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Super Fly Remake Is Happening with Watchmen Writer

Super Fly Remake Is Happening with Watchmen Writer
Things are about to get a lot more fly over at Sony. The studio has secured the rights to the 1972 classic blaxploitation film Super Fly and they're currently in the early stages of getting a remake off the ground. The studio has hired Alex Tse, best known for writing the big screen adaptation of Watchmen for Zack Snyder, to pen the screenplay for the remake. It sounds like Sony is pretty aggressively trying to get this movie made, as they're reportedly already putting together a list of actors for the lead role.

In case you aren't familiar, the original Super Fly centers on a character named Priest (Ron O'Neal). A suave top-rung New York City drug dealer decides that he wants to get out of his dangerous trade. Working with his reluctant friend, Eddie (Carl Lee), Priest devises a scheme that will allow him to make a big deal and then retire.
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Super Fly remake in the works

Tony Sokol Dec 1, 2017

Warner Bros is pursuing a new take on the 1970s hit, Super Fly...

Super Fly is the latest movie to get a remake, it's been revealed. And it's got a bit of a bar to live up to.

Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack for the 1972 classic street hustler film Super Fly was as cinematic as the movie it was recorded for, for example. The title track and the song “Freddy’s Dead” bounced off the sidewalks of America and soared on the charts. Songs like “Pusherman” and “Little Child” were heartbreaking snippets of the dual realities of uptown street life.

The screenplay for Super Fly will be written by Alex Tse, who wrote Watchmen and Spike Lee’s under-appreciated Sucker Free City. The director and star hasn’t been named yet. But the big question, for this writer, is who will score?

Video of Pusherman Scene - Super Fly
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Reviews: Sidney Poitier In "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" (1970) And "The Organization" (1971); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases

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By Lee Pfeiffer

The year 1967 marked the high point of Sidney Poitier's screen career. He starred in three highly acclaimed box office hits: "To Sir, With Love", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night".  The fact that Poitier did not score a Best Actor Oscar nomination that year had less to do with societal prejudices (he had already won an Oscar) than the fact that he was competing with himself and split the voter's choices for his best performance. "In the Heat of the Night" did win the Best Picture Oscar and immortalized Poitier's performance as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia detective who finds himself assigned to assist a redneck sheriff (Rod Steiger, who did win the Oscar that year for his performance in this film) in a town in the deep south that has experienced a grisly unsolved murder. When Steiger's character, resentful for
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Watch: 'One Last Deal: A Retrospective' (Informative Doc on Making & Release of 'Super Fly')

A worth watching documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic "Super Fly," starring the late Ron O'Neal. It's actually one of the extra features on the film's home video disc, titled "One Last Deal: A Retrospective." So some of you have likely already watched it. Ironically, O'Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD. And I don't believe it's on Blu-ray yet, which is odd. As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of "Super Fly" (a project we've been following since it was first announced about 4 years ago), assuming it's still in the works, take a trip...
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Wu-Tang Clan's good faith offering: New song 'Ruckus in B Minor'

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Wu-Tang Clan's good faith offering: New song 'Ruckus in B Minor'
Wu-Tang Clan have a release date for their oft-delayed new album "A Better Tomorrow," and they're sticking with it: mark Dec. 2 on your calendar. Perhaps as a sign of good faith, the crew has dropped another actual new song, "Ruckus in B Minor," from the set. Pre-order has also gone up, and fans can get three tracks straightaway if they so choose to do so: "Ruckus" plus two other previously released tunes, "Keep Watch" and "Ron O'Neal." What may also surprise Wu-Tang supporters -- aside from the shock that the group is releasing their first effort in seven years -- is that the voice of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Odb) will be, in some manner, present on the set. Here is the tracklist for Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow": 1. Ruckus In B Minor 2. Felt 3. 40th Street Black / We Will fight 4. Mistaken Identity 5. Hold the Heater 6. Crushed
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All 9 Wu-Tang Clan Members Reunite on The Daily Show,Talk Reconciliation and New Music

All 9 Wu-Tang Clan Members Reunite on The Daily Show,Talk Reconciliation and New Music
In case you missed it, a seriously huge moment in music history took place last night on The Daily Show. All nine living members of the Wu-Tang Clan—and an Ol'Dirty Bastard T-shirt as a tribute—reunited on the late-night program to promote their new single "Ron O'Neal" off of their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow. Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Rza and Gza were all on hand to chat up Jon Stewart about their recent reconciliation. "We trailblazers in the music business, we been around the world, we doing our job. I consider this a sport," Raekwon explained. "I think it's important as an athlete of music to...
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Watch 'One Last Deal: A Retrospective' (Informative Doc On Making & Release Of 'Super Fly')

A nice 25-minute documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic Super Fly, starring the late Ron O'Neal. It's from the 2004 DVD release of the film - one of the extra features - titled One Last Deal: A Retrospective. Ironically, O'Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD. And I don't believe it's on Blu-ray yet. As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of Super Fly (a project we've been following since it was first announced a couple of years ago), take a trip down memory lane and revisit one of blaxploitation cinema's early successes, directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., featuring...
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Watch: 'One Last Deal: A Retrospective' (Informative Doc On Making & Release Of 'Super Fly')

A nice 25-minute documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic Super Fly, starring the late Ron O'Neal. It's from the 2004 DVD release of the film - one of the extra features - titled One Last Deal: A Retrospective. Ironically, O'Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD. And I don't believe it's on Blu-ray yet. As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of Super Fly (a project we've been following since it was first announced a couple of years ago), take a trip down memory lane and revisit one of blaxploitation cinema's early successes, directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., featuring...
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Podcast: Reviewing 'The Croods' and 'Olympus Has Fallen', New DVDs and Blu-rays and Much More

We took last Friday off, but we are back with our regularly scheduled Tuesday episode of the RopeofSilicon podcast and unlike most Tuesdays, this week we have a couple of reviews having missed the opportunity to talk about The Croods and Olympus Has Fallen. Additionally we have new DVDs and Blu-rays to discuss, the Box Office Challenge, your questions and voicemails, games and more. Also, one quick side note, this coming Friday's podcast may or may not happen. I will be out of town and will do what I can to get it done, but we may have to go one more Friday without a podcast. I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod.
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Podcast: Reviewing 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and 'Stoker', Spring 2013 Box-Office Draft and More

A busy, busy episode this Friday with reviews of Jack the Giant Slayer and Stoker, our first official sponsorship and a Box-Office challenge recap and the Spring 2013 Box-Office Draft. We also get into why Anne Hathaway is being targeted so much, your questions and voicemails, plus, as always, Buy or Sell, Playing the Percentages and Over / Under only this time we have some new bumpers supplied by Rudie Obias. I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just
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Blu-ray Review - A Force of One (1979)

A Force of One, 1979.

Directed by Paul Aaron.

Starring Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Ron O'Neal, Clu Gulager and Bill Wallace.

Synopsis:

Matt Logan (Chuck Norris), a noted karate champion, is enlisted by the police to help catch a deadly assassin, and things become personal when Logan's adopted son becomes the killer's latest victim.

Chuck Norris rampaged his way through the 80s. Many a terrorist puke was vanquished with his feet and fists. Norris has become large than life. He’s an icon of pure masculinity and a source of great internet amusement regarding his toughness. Chuck Norris facts brought Norris back firmly into the public eye, attaining him a new level of fandom and a younger fan base who know him even more for the comedy facts as they do for his movies. Now with The Expendables 2, Norris makes a triumphant return to the cinemas and it's the ideal
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Black Dynamite - Posters

Here's a sideshow gallery of poster artwork from director Scott Sanders movie Black Dynamite. The film stars African American martial artist Michael Jai White who woud have been a huge star if the Spawn movie had not been so lame. The movie is a loving ode to the classic blaxploitation movies of the 1970's. 

While the movie itself and the artwork pull on many of the films of the genre, you can clearly see the influence of some of the best known ones in the posters. Namely the Gordon Parks Jr. directed, Curtis Mayfield scored Super Fly which starred Ron O'Neal. Gordon Parks snr (yes the father) 1971 classic and probably the genres best known film Shaft. Haft of course was scored by the legendary Isaac Hayes and starred probably the genres biggest star Richard Roundtree. And then of course there's the influence of Black Belt Jones, which starred Afro sporting martial arts legend Jim Kelly,
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