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Wamg Giveaway – Win the All Eyez On Me Blu-ray – The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur

5 September 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The untold story of one of the most influential hip-hop musicians of all time, All Eyez on Me arrives on Digital HD August 22 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD September 5 from Lionsgate. A gritty narration of the late legend Tupac Shakur’s rise and fall, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. portrays Shakur, alongside Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) as Afeni Shakur, Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead, ” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries,” 17 Again) as Jada Pinkett Smith. Character appearances from other ’90s hip-hop legends include Dr. Dre (Harold House Moore), Snoop Dogg (Jarett Ellis), Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana), Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard), and more.

Now you can own All Eyez On Me on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment »

- Tom Stockman

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All Eyez On Me The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 5th

31 August 2017 6:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The untold story of one of the most influential hip-hop musicians of all time, All Eyez on Me arrives on Digital HD August 22 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD September 5 from Lionsgate. A gritty narration of the late legend Tupac Shakur’s rise and fall, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. portrays Shakur, alongside Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) as Afeni Shakur, Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead, ” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries,” 17 Again) as Jada Pinkett Smith. Character appearances from other ’90s hip-hop legends include Dr. Dre (Harold House Moore), Snoop Dogg (Jarett Ellis), Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana), Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard), and more.

Directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft & Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian, All Eyez on Me tells the true story of prolific rapper, actor, poet, and activist Tupac Shakur, »

- Tom Stockman

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All Eyez on Me review – leaden Tupac Shakur biopic

2 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Benny Boom’s life story of the rapper manages to feel both rushed and stretched

Who shot Tupac Shakur? For a generation of hip-hop fans, this question has loomed large since the rapper’s murder in 1996, when he was just 25 years old. Music video director and frequent Nicki Minaj collaborator Benny Boom’s bloated biopic isn’t interested in solving the mystery of Shakur’s death, trying instead to build a comprehensive picture of his life. Yet, for its two-hour, 20-minute run time, it feels somehow both rushed and stretched. Racing chronologically through Shakur’s childhood in New York and teen years in Baltimore and Oakland, before charting his rise under the supervision of Death Row Records mogul Marion “Suge” Knight (Dominic L Santana), it never really settles into a groove.

Demetrius Shipp Jr bears an uncanny resemblance to Shakur but doesn’t quite possess the star quality to outshine the script, »

- Simran Hans

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Exclusive: Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Kat Graham on playing Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith in All Eyez on Me

30 June 2017 4:07 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

With the release of the eagerly anticipated Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me released in cinemas across the UK today, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the actor tasked with bringing the visionary artist to life, Demetrius Shipp Jr. Paired with Kat Graham, who plays the musician’s closest friend Jada Pinkett Smith within the film, we discussed the challenges on portraying such revered figures on screen.

Shipp Jr. explained the difficulty in capturing the essence Tupac, and why it’s important not to bow down to fan pressure. We asked Graham about playing somebody still alive, and somebody who will no doubt have watched the title – and whether she sought advice, or feedback from Pinkett Smith.

Given one of the leading themes in the movie is America’s issue with having powerful, black individuals in the public eye (something Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur »

- Stefan Pape

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All Eyez on Me Review

27 June 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

In the opening scene to Benny Boom’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, we see the esteemed rapper tell a reporter, in prison, he wants his real story to be told – and the interviewer responds by assuring the hotheaded wordsmith he’ll do all he can. Effectively working as something of a mouthpiece for the director, or a disclaimer even, sadly it’s not a promise kept – as we struggle to get beyond the facade of the infamous performer.

It’s a shame this be the case, for Tupac was a unique hip hop artist, who put everything on the line. Take Do For Love – he strips himself of that distinctive masculinity, and loses his dignity – it’s a song about being so deep in love he’s willing to forgive his partner for any wrongdoing. This was the sort of person Tupac was, and »

- Stefan Pape

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'All Eyez On Me' Producers, Writers Sued by Kevin Powell, They Stole My Interviews

23 June 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The filmmakers behind "All Eyez On Me" kept too close an eye on interviews Tupac did with a famous journalist, and then used his work -- without permission -- to write their script ... according to a lawsuit. Kevin Powell wrote a series of articles for Vibe in the mid '90s focusing on Tupac's 2 major influences -- the civil rights movement (his mother, Afeni Shakur, was a Black Panther) ... and the gangsta rap movement. According to the suit, »

- TMZ Staff

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New clips land for Lionsgate’s incoming ‘All Eyez On Me’

21 June 2017 3:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lionsgate have released two new clips from their incoming release, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which debuts in cinemas in the UK later this month.

All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

The feature film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air).  All Eyez On Me stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (The Vampire Diaries) as Leila Steinberg and Jamal Woolard (Notorious) as Biggie Smalls.  James G Robinson and David Robinson from Morgan Creek are producing along with Program Pictures’ Lt Hutton.

Check out the new clips below. All Eyez On Me opens across the UK on 30th June 2017.

The post New clips land for Lionsgate’s incoming ‘All Eyez On Me’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Second Opinion – All Eyez On Me (2017)

17 June 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All Eyez On Me, 2017.

Directed by Benny Boom

Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard and Annie Ilonzeh

Synopsis:

A biopic on the life and career of the late American rapper and cultural icon Tupac Shakur.

It’s been nearly 21 years since Tupac Shakur died in hospital from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The speculation and conspiracy theories that continue to surround his death are indicative of his persona – daring, outspoken and divisive – and the impact he made on contemporary music.

Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez On Me is an ambitious portrait of Tupac the man and 2Pac the artist. There’s certainly a lot to pack in – the Shakur family’s Black Panther activism, childhood moves from New York to Baltimore and then finally to California’s Bay Area, early record deal, friendship and subsequent rivalry with Biggie, »

- Sara Hemrajani

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Film Review: ‘All Eyez on Me’

15 June 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sleekly shaven-headed, with a pirate bandana, a gangsta’s dripped-in-death tattoos, and the liquid stare of an Arabian prince, Tupac Shakur was the matinee idol of hip-hop superstars: not the fiercest rapper, not the most virtuosic or visionary, but a figure of “hard” ferocity who elevated street nihilism by fusing it with a certain lovesexy bravura. For a while, he was as much a movie star as he was a rap star (and he would have been a bigger one had his legal troubles not scared off the Hollywood establishment). On some level, Tupac’s life always seemed like a movie playing out in front of you — not just the hair triggers of bloodshed, but his whole contradictory dance of activism and thuggery, commitment and celebrity.

All Eyez on Me,” the messy, hugely flawed, but fascinating biographical drama that has now been made about him, channels those contradictions, even if »

- Owen Gleiberman

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All Eyez on Me Review: Tupac Shakur Gets a Wikipedia Biopic

15 June 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tupac fans lower your expectations. All Eyez on Me is a helicopter biopic of the late rapper and activist. The film ticks all the boxes for the important dates, people, and events in Tupac's life. What it doesn't do is provide any insight whatsoever to the man or the events that really shaped him. All Eyez on Me lacks depth. It works in the sense that it explains how the rapper became famous. That might be adequate for those with zero knowledge of Tupac's life and music. For the throngs of fans and naysayers who are familiar with Tupac, there's nothing here that hasn't been publicized ad nauseam. It's as if Tupac's wikipedia page got the big screen treatment.

The film begins in 1971 with pregnant Black Panther activist, Afeni Shakur (Danai Gurira), shouting down reporters after being acquitted in a New York Court. We get a brief »

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Tupac’s Mother’s Anguish: How Afeni Shakur ‘Never Felt Closure’ Over His Unsolved Murder

15 June 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More than 20 years after being gunned down on the streets of Las Vegas, the murder of Tupac Shakur remains unsolved, denying his loved ones a sense of justice. His mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, who died in May 2016 at age 69, spent her last years living with the horrific knowledge that her son’s death went unpunished.

“She was, as you might expect of a mother whose child has been killed, very, very angry,” Donald David, who worked with Afeni to manage her son’s estate, tells People. “She was angry because she felt that nobody was trying to find out what had really happened. »

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All About Jada Pinkett Smith's Close Friendship with Tupac Shakur

15 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Long before the world knew their names, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur were just aspiring artists at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland.

The enduring and tumultuous friendship between actress Pinkett Smith and Shakur will feature prominently in the upcoming biopic about the rapper’s life, death and legacy, All Eyez on Me, which hits theaters on June 16.

As young students in the mid-’80s, Pinkett Smith and Shakur – who is profiled in this week’s issue of People – bonded quickly, their initial encounter an instant indication of what was to come.

“It was the first day »

- Lindsay Kimble

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'All Eyez on Me': The Legal Battle Over Bringing Tupac's Life to the Screen

15 May 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

All Eyez on Me, the Lionsgate biopic that hits theaters June 16 and has co-producers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla warring in court over production decisions. Sources say Shakur's family is not a fan of the movie.

The conflict started in 2009 when Morgan Creek sued Amaru in a dispute about Shakur's life rights. The parties settled in 2011, with Morgan Creek getting permission to proceed. But the project »

- Eriq Gardner

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Tupac Shakur Documentary Coming from 12 Years a Slave Director

10 May 2017 5:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son's posthumous projects, announced today that Nigel Sinclair's White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will team up to produce a fully authorized documentary with Amaru on the life of acclaimed hip-hop artist, writer and poet Tupac Shakur. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director, Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and produced by Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and White Horse Pictures' Nigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years) and Nicholas Ferrall, together with Shakur Estate Trustee Tom Whalley. Gloria Cox, Tupac Shakur's aunt and Afeni Shakur's only sister, will executive produce along with White Horse's Jeanne Elfant Festa. Here's what director Steve McQueen had to say in his statement.

"I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist. »

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Tupac reads a poem to Jada Pinkett in All Eyez on Me clip

10 May 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With All Eyez On Me set to arrive in cinemas next month, Lionsgate has released a new clip from the upcoming biopic which sees Tupac (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) presenting Jada Pinkett (Kat Graham) with a poem he wrote for her as he prepares to leave Baltimore for California; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for All Eyez On Me here

All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

All Eyez on Me »

- Amie Cranswick

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Feature-Length Tupac Shakur Biopic In The Works From Steve McQueen

10 May 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

All Eyez on Me? Deadline is reporting that an authorized, feature-length Tupac Shakur biopic is in the works from the Oscar-winning Steve McQueen.

The director, best known for his acclaimed work across 12 Years a Slave, Hunger, and Shame, is set to work closely with the late rapper’s family in order to craft an authentic portrait of Shakur’s life and legacy. Though it’s yet to nail down an official title, McQueen’s Tupac Shakur biopic will foster a collaboration between Amaru Entertainment, a banner created by his mother Afeni Shakur, and White Horse Pictures. Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) is on board to produce, while Gloria Cox, Shakur’s aunt, will executive produce.

Striking up a partnership with the surviving family of Tupac Shakur will no doubt lend Steve McQueen and Co. unprecedented access to the archives of an icon who many believe to be one of »

- Michael Briers

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Tupac Shakur Doc in the Works With Steve McQueen Directing

9 May 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Helmer Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) will direct a Tupac Shakur documentary that will be supported by the late rapper's estate.

Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects, announced Tuesday that Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will team to produce a fully authorized documentary.

“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist," McQueen said in a statement. "I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping »

- Rebecca Ford

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Tupac Shakur Documentary in the Works From Steve McQueen

9 May 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur will be the subject of a new documentary from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen. The authorized doc is being produced by Amaru Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures. Sinclair most recently produced the 2016 Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.”

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“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” McQueen said in a statement. “I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way.”

Shakur’s recording career lasted just five years, but his records have sold more than 75 million copies. In December of 2016, it was announced that Shakur would become the first solo hip-hop artist to be »

- Graham Winfrey

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Steve McQueen to Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary

9 May 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While he’s currently set to begin shooting his next drama Widows this summer, acclaimed filmmaker Steve McQueen has set his sights on helming a documentary about the life of hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. Per Deadline, the doc is fully authorized by Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur. “I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” said McQueen. “I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.”

Shakur’s recording career was brief, lasting only five years before his murder in 1996, yet the artist’s legacy has continued to thrive, selling 75 million records worldwide. Last month, Shakur became »

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Oscar Winner Steve McQueen To Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary

9 May 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (left), director Steve McQueen (center) and actor Brad Pitt attend the 5th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.attend the 5th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects, announced today that Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will team up to produce a fully authorized documentary with Amaru on the life of acclaimed hip-hop artist, writer and poet Tupac Shakur.

The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director, Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and produced by Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and White Horse PicturesNigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years) and Nicholas Ferrall, »

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