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What Should Be The Next Arrow Spinoff?

17 August 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, is The CW's most watched television program at 3.9 million viewers. With Grant Gustin, introduced in Season 2 as Barry Allen a.k.a.. The Flash, seemingly poised to become just as popular as Amell, it's probably fair to ask - What other superheroes and super villains introduced on Arrow are deserving of their own spinoff? Is a Huntress spinoff starring Jessica de Gouw a good idea? Would a Suicide Squad show, starring Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), Diggle (David Ramsey), Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson), Deadshot, (Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) and perhaps Harley Quinn find an audience? There's also appears to be a Birds of Prey team forming on Arrow  with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Huntress, Katana (Devon Aoki) and Black Canary (Caity Lotz or Katie Cassidy) all in play. And lastly, we have Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) cooling his heels in the makeshift Super Max prison »

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Eternal 'Expendables:' Mma Fighters Battle to Break Through in Hollywood

15 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.

Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »

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'Falcon Rising' Announces Theatrical Markets! Opens 9/5/14 (Not Playing Near You? Get it On Demand 9/4)

7 August 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A theatrical release date for the first installment in the "Codename: Falcon" franchise of movies starring Michael Jai White, titled "Falcon Rising," is set for September 5. We've also learned that the film will be available on VOD starting on September 4, a day before its theatrical release. Opening theatrical playdates (cities, states, theaters) are listed below. Last year, we brought you news that White had signed on to star in what was/is expected to be an action movie franchise from Moonstone Entertainment. The franchise revolves around a former marine named John "Falcon" Chapman, described as a "dark anti-hero driven »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Jamie Foxx as Mike Tyson Movie Should Go All ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ On Our Asses

1 August 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Traditionally we hear news about upcoming movies from an involved talent’s publicist or a studio press release. But we should never discount Mike Tyson as a sterling direct source for scoops, especially when the movie in question is about Mike Tyson. The boxer recently broke the following via IGN: “Listen, me and Jamie Foxx are in discussions, and within a year or 18 months we’re going to do the Mike Tyson Story.” Later, he added, “I think that Martin Scorsese is going to be involved in it as well.” Administer your grain of salt, as Tyson has a history of saying whatever thoughts pop into his head, but this time he appears to be right on the money. Per Variety, we now know that Foxx will in fact be starring in an Iron Mike story with a script to be written by Terence Winter. No official journalistic sources have breached the subject of Scorsese, but »

- Adam Bellotto

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Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Biopic

31 July 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Having already played a supporting role in the Muhammad Ali biopic, Jamie Foxx is now ready to take on another boxer, Mike Tyson, in an untitled biopic that Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) will write. It's still not clear which parts of Tyson's life the movie will focus on and a studio has yet to board the project. HBO previously took on Tyson's story in a 1995 movie, called "Tyson," starring Michael Jai White. With all the success in his life, Tyson has also become known for his troubles, including biting off Evander Holyfield's ear, serving a six-year prison sentence for rape and filing bankruptcy in 2003 after the death of his young daughter. »

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Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson In A Biopic

30 July 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jamie Foxx is attached to play Mike Tyson in a new biopic about the famed boxer.

"Boardwalk Empire" creator and "The Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terence Winter is penning the screenplay, while Tyson's manager Rick Yorn is producing. No distributor is yet onboard.

Michael Jai White starred as Tyson in a 1995 HBO telemovie, and James Toback directed the documentary "Tyson" in 2009. This would be the first feature-length biopic about his life.

It isn't known what part of the boxer's life it will cover though, from his mid-1980s success as the world's undisputed heavyweight champion, to his downfall in the 1990s including his rape conviction, his imprisonment and his infamous return during which he tore a part of Evander Holyfield's ear off with his teeth.

Tyson tells The Daily Mirror that they will use "Benjamin Button"-style computer effects to allow Foxx to portray the younger version »

- Garth Franklin

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Jamie Foxx Will Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

30 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has been attached to star as Mike Tyson in a new biopic about the famed boxer's life.

Terence Winter, who created HBO's Boardwalk Empire and received an Oscar nomination for writing The Wolf of Wall Street, is writing the screenplay, with Mike Tyson's manager Rick Yorn producing and shepherding the project, which doesn't have a studio home at this time. However, once the full package is finalized, it shouldn't have any trouble finding a distributor.

After Mike Tyson became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in the mid-1980s, he became one of the most recognizable sports figures in the country, with a polarizing personality in and out of the ring. He lost his title in a shocking upset to James "Buster" Douglas in 1990, and was convicted of rape just a year later, spending six years in prison for the crime. His return »

- MovieWeb

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Jamie Foxx's Mike Tyson biopic moving forward with 'Wolf of Wall Street' writer

30 July 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Biopics. They're all the rage. James Brown is about to hit theaters. Richard Pryor is stirring back to life. And now "Iron" Mike Tyson himself will be coming to the big screen, courtesy of Jamie Foxx. Dodgy source, but the Daily Mirror first reported that the actor, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying Ray Charles in Taylor Hackford's "Ray," will play the boxing legend in an untitled biopic. Tyson told the outlet that Foxx would in fact play him as a younger man, too, through "this new animation…this new system." So, what, are we talking "Benjamin Button" stuff here? Variety further reported that the project will be penned by "The Wolf of Wall Street" screenwriter Terence Winter. Foxx's manager, Rick Yorn, will produce. There is no studio yet but I imagine someone will bite sooner or later. Obviously Tyson's life is rife with juicy details for the silver screen treatment. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in New Film (Exclusive)

30 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having already played the corner man to one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Jamie Foxx looks ready to get back in the ring to portray one of the most recognizable boxers and sports figures of this generation.

Sources tell Variety that Foxx is attached to play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic that Terence Winter is set to pen. Rick Yorn, who is Foxx’s manager, is shepherding the project and will produce.

The package is still coming together and is currently without a studio, but once the final details are ironed out and it is presented to the market, it shouldn’t be hard to interest a distributor.

As one of the most polarizing figures in sports, producers are eager to tackle Tyson’s life story. Known for the power and ferocity he displayed in the ring, Tyson became not just the top boxer at the end of »

- Justin Kroll

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Michael Jai White Ain't Your Regular Tourist In Kick-Ass Falcon Rising Trailer

29 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Director Ernie Barbarash recently wrapped on Pound Of Flesh in China with Jean Calude Van Damme, but before that hits our screens, take a look at his Brazil-set martial arts revenge thriller Falcon Rising (formerly titled Favella) starring Michael Jai White.The Undisputed II star plays an ex-marine who heads into the favellas to wage a one-man war against the yakuza after his aid worker wife is brutally murdered. Based on the trailer below, this could be lots of fun indeed....

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Michael Jai White Does What He Does Best in First Trailer for 'Falcon Rising' + Release Date Set

28 July 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

According to Michael Jai White (via his Twitter account), a theatrical release date for the first installment in the "Codename: Falcon" franchise of movies he's starring in, titled "Falcon Rising," is set for September 5. Last year, we brought you news that White had signed on to star in what was/is expected to be an action movie franchise from Moonstone Entertainment. The franchise revolves around a former marine named John "Falcon" Chapman, described as a "dark anti-hero driven by guilt, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy," making him "a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the foreign »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Urban Action Showcase: Interview With Warrington Hudlin

22 July 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

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Warrington Hudlin is a renowned Director/Producer and Martial Artist, last year he was on the panel at the Urban Action Showcase and could be back in November to help out once again. Warrington presents a monthly Martial Arts Action film screenings, usually followed by a Q&A with the Stars in NYC called Fist and Sword Martial Arts Films at the Museum of the Moving Image, where he is the Trustee and Curator.

Warrington Hudlin has also built up online communities and online media to show how disruptive power of the internet can be and show a new way of creative freedom. He has been a powerful figure in the Black film movement and has been involved in the business for over 3 decades. He continues his fantastic work and to spread his message to the world and with Fist And »

- kingofkungfu

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Black Dynamite creators talk new movie, ‘Arrow’ and racial challenges in TV & Film

15 July 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Recently, we spoke with the creative team behind Black Dynamite: Carl Jones (The Boondocks), Michael Jai White (voice of Black Dynamite) and Byron Minns (voice of Bullhorn).

We cover a lot of topics in this interview, from the upcoming Black Dynamite sequel and season 2 of the animated series to the challenges black actors face in TV and Film.

Here are some of the highlights:

0:30: Life in the writer’s room of Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite

3:56: Michel Jai White on Bronze Tiger vs Oliver Queen showdown

5:50: New Black Dynamite movie in the works

7:07: White discusses the challenges black characters face in TV and film

9:07: Jones’ speaks on the problems of “slavery” as the new genre

12:47: Celebrity appearances and guest-stars in Black Dynamite Season 2

Big thank you to Jones, White and Minns for their honest and thoughtful insight into the industry. »

- Bags Hooper

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Under the Skin,' 'Rio 2'

15 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Under the Skin"

What's It About? That's a very good question. Scarlett Johansson plays a mysterious woman who drives around the Scottish countryside looking for male hitchhikers. To reveal more would be a disservice to the movie... and difficult, since this atmospheric science-fiction film is open to interpretation.

Why We're In: Director Jonathan Glazer's very, very loose adaptation of the Michel Faber novel is disturbing and sexy. Plus, they used hidden cameras to film Johansson luring clueless hitchhikers into her big white van.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Scanners" (Criterion)

What's It About? "Scanners" are humans with special telepathic gifts, and the giant corporation ConSec wants to use them for their own nefarious purposes. It becomes a gruesome war of the scanners when one gang decides to go rogue.

Why We're In: David Cronenberg's most famous head-popping horror movie finally gets the Criterion treatment. »

- Jenni Miller

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‘Under the Skin,’ ‘Black Dynamite: Season One’ and ‘The Last Days’ Are the Best New Blu-ray/DVD Releases of the Week

15 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Last Days Marc is living in the office building he used to call his place of employment, and he’s not alone. Humanity worldwide has fallen victim to a deadly form of agoraphobia. Walk outside, and you’re dead within seconds from fear. Three months into the epidemic Mark and another survivor manage to set out via the sewers in search of Marc’s pregnant girlfriend, but their journey reveals a species on the brink of extinction. This Spanish production tackles a familiar subject — the post apocalyptic world — and imbues it not only with a fresh premise but also with real heart and character. It looks good too as special effects and production design come together to create a believably devastated world, and all of it is enhanced with a script that manages to »

- Rob Hunter

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Urban Action Showcase 2014: Interview With Demetrius Angelo

13 July 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

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Urban Action Showcase is an event to showcase action and martial arts to the world. The events are presented by Action Scene Combat (Asc) Productions, a production company which was founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo. Demetrius worked on movies and tv shows, not only as a fight choreographer, but also as an actor and director. Some of them include S.E.A.L.S Domestic Warfare (TV series), 3 X Harder: My Man’s and ‘Em and more. Demetrius also has a great background in Martial Arts, studying in styles such as Western Boxing, Chinese Boxing, Kobudo and many more.

Past events have brought many stars which include Michael jai White (Blood And Bone), Robert Samuels (Dont Give A Damn), Kelly Hu (Martial Law), Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Ron Van Clief and many more great stars. Urban Action also brings you workshops to get involved with, »

- kingofkungfu

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'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films -€. And Maybe Pimping

26 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Carl Jones, who created the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, not only defends the controversial Blaxploitation film genre of the 70s – but also humorously the role of the black pimp.

Carl Jones On Blaxploitation, Pimps

Jones is of the mindset that something is better than nothing; a pimp for a black male hero is better than no black hero at all. “There are so many great things that came out of [Blaxploitation] films and that era. It was maybe the first time that we saw black heroes on screen,” Jones told uInterview exclusively. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men in America. They were businessmen. They were entrepreneurs. You’ll see that they took a bad situation and turned it into good. Morally, you can argue or debate what’s right or wrong. »

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Lawmakers Press At&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

24 June 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The CEOs of At&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario.

Instead, At&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said that the rate of increase would be slowed, while DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael White said that consumers will see “better valued bundles” with the linkage of At&T’s broadband and voice services and DirecTV’s satellite video options.

The CEOs of both companies appeared before House and Senate Judiciary subcommittees on Tuesday in hearings on their $48.5 billion transaction, announced last month. The Justice Department and the FCC must sign off on the deal, but the subcommittees have oversight over the government regulators.

While At&T and DirecTV were met with friendlier questions from lawmakers than Comcast and Time Warner Cable »

- Ted Johnson

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Rant: 'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films - And Pimping!

23 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Carl Jones, creator of the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, thinks that blaxploitation, the film genre that was popularized in the 1970s, should be celebrated not maligned. Most of the main protagonists in the films were actually pimps, which inspired the concept of Black Dynamite. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men—in America,” Jones told uInterview. Byron Minns, who voices the character Bullhorn on Dynamite, jokes that Jones is “glorifying pimping.”

Michael Jai White, who voices Black Dynamite on the show, recalls how blaxploitation films, such as Superfly (1972), in which pimps were the predominate on-screen representation of a black male, were just the norm when he was growing up. "That made me think about, how twisted of a childhood that we had these—but that was the »

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Rant: 'Black Dynamite' Creator Carl Jones Defends Blaxploitation Films – And Pimping!

23 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Carl Jones, creator of the animated version of Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, thinks that blaxploitation, the film genre that was popularized in the 1970s, should be celebrated not maligned. Most of the main protagonists in the films were actually pimps, which inspired the concept of Black Dynamite. “In a lot of ways if you look at it under the right scope, you’ll see pimps were probably the first iteration of black men—in America,” Jones told uInterview. Byron Minns, who voices the character Bullhorn on Dynamite, jokes that Jones is “glorifying pimping.”

Michael Jai White, who voices Black Dynamite on the show, observes that blaxploitation films, such as Superfly (1972), in which pimps were the predominate on-screen representation of a black male at the time, were just the norm when he was growing up. “That's just twisted,” he laughs.

The Black Dynamite, Season One DVD/BlueRay, will be released »

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