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Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good to Star in Romance ‘Love on Election Night’

Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good to Star in Romance ‘Love on Election Night’
Omari Hardwick (“Power”) and Meagan Good (Hulu’s upcoming “Foxy Brown”) have come on board the indie romance drama “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night.”

The producer is Datari Turner through his Datari Turner Productions with Qasim Basir (“Destined”) directing from his own script. Production has launched in Los Angeles.

Hardwick is playing a Los Angeles club promoter on the night of the 2016 presidential election. He meets a woman named Free (played by Good) who challenges him to revisit his broken dreams during a series of unfortunate events that happen as the Donald Trump surges ahead over Hilary Clinton in the race for electoral votes to win the White House.

The film also stars Jay Ellis (“Insecure”), Dijon Talton, Wesley Jonathan, and Affion Crockett.

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Hardwick and Good are executive producers along with Tim Weatherspoon,
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Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good To Star In ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night’

Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good To Star In ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night’
Power‘s Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good, who stars in Hulu's upcoming Foxy Brown, will star in the indie romance drama A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night. The film, which is about a budding romance during Trump’s election night, co-stars Jay Ellis (Insecure), Dijon Talton, Wesley Jonathan, and Affion Crockett. Produced by Datari Turner and written and directed by Qasim Basir (Destined), the story follows a Los Angeles club promoter named Cass (Hardwick), who on…
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Charlie Murphy Laid to Rest: Comedians Pay Their Respects

Charlie Murphy Laid to Rest: Comedians Pay Their Respects
Charlie Murphy‘s family and friends gathered in New Jersey on Wednesday evening to celebrate the late comedian’s life.

Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and more paid their respects, one week after Murphy passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukemia.

“Tonite we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy,” Cedric captioned a group photo that also included Neal Brennan, Eddie Griffin, Affion Crockett, Donnell Rawlings and D.L. Hughley.

“We love you charlie Rip keep doing it big,” Rawlings captioned a different photo of the friends.
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Peak TV Sparks New Breed of Sketch Comedy Series

Tracey Ullman’s Show” bows Oct. 28 on HBO after airing on the BBC earlier this year. In the half-hour series, the sketch-comedy queen casts her sharp eye on the times, with archetypal characters such as a feminist politician who bares her soul, and then some, to get a bill passed. “Ullman” comes at a time when Peak TV has yielded several highly unusual sketch shows.

Here’s a sampling:

Courtesy of Comedy Central

Documentary Now!/IFC

Saturday Night Live” alums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers mount elaborate parodies of documentary films, complete with high-minded intros from Helen Mirren.

Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix Presents: The Characters/Netflix

Eight emerging comedians are given a blank slate and asked to create the 30-minute sketch show of their dreams.

Courtesy of Comedy Central

Drunk History/Comedy Central

The Gary Sanchez Prods. gang has stretched what could have been a one-off gag into four seasons (and counting), with comics and
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Adult Swim Makes History By Launching First Full Episode On Vine

Most iPhone and android users know Vine as the social media app where you watch and make six-second videos that run on a consistent loop, but what if the app could host longer video content and become a platform for distribution? That’s certainly the question on Adult Swim’s mind as they make history today by using Vine to premiere an entire episode of their upcoming animated comedy series, “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio.” Earlier this month, Vine announced it was letting select users test a 140-second video, but Adult Swim has put up a full 10-minute episode on the app.

Read More: Adult Swim: Out of 47 Shows On their Current Slate, None Have Been Created By Women

Premiering July 10 on Adult Swim, “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio” is an animated sketch comedy series created by comic book artist and composer Brad Neely. The
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Fifty Shades Of Black review

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It only took a year: here's the spoof take on 50 Shades Of Grey. Chortle.

When Scary Movie came out back in 2000, some remarked that the sleeper hit horror parody was spoofing a satire by drawing inspiration and iconography from Scream, which Wes Craven intended as a trope-riddled satire of the genre. Nevertheless, four sequels and a slew of other parody movies (mostly by 'two of the six writers', Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg) followed and have served to run the art of cinematic parody into the ground over the last 15 years.

Fifty Shades Of Black hasn't been anywhere near as big a hit for co-writer and star Marlon Wayans as Scary Movie was, although it's arguably in a similar situation as that first breakout hit. Many of us (this reviewer included) felt that last year's E.L. James adaptation Fifty Shades Of Grey was already hilarious by accident,
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Abff Award Recipient Don Cheadle Discusses His Diverse Acting Roles and Hope That ‘We Aren’t Boxed In’

Abff Award Recipient Don Cheadle Discusses His Diverse Acting Roles and Hope That ‘We Aren’t Boxed In’
The American Black Film Festival (Abff) partnered with Bet Networks to produce the inaugural Abff Awards on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton, where celebrities including Robert Downey Jr., Pharrell and Anthony Anderson gathered to celebrate African American culture and excellence in entertainment.

“Anytime we can come together and celebrate each other and recognize the phenomenal work that we’ve done in this city is great,” Justin Hires, who stars in the upcoming “Rush Hour” reboot, told Variety before the awards show. “Hopefully this will be the first of many.”

Prior to the awards show proceedings, Black Enterprise president and CEO Earl Graves Jr. graced the stage to address the current state of African American representation in the industry.

“The entertainment industry is more than film and television production, and African Americans must become full participants in all aspects of this business,” he said. “Candidly, it’s outrageous that Hollywood
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Abff Award Recipient Don Cheadle Discusses His Diverse Acting Roles and Hope That ‘We Aren’t Boxed In’

Abff Award Recipient Don Cheadle Discusses His Diverse Acting Roles and Hope That ‘We Aren’t Boxed In’
The American Black Film Festival (Abff) partnered with Bet Networks to produce the inaugural Abff Awards on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton, where celebrities including Robert Downey Jr., Pharrell and Anthony Anderson gathered to celebrate African American culture and excellence in entertainment.

“Anytime we can come together and celebrate each other and recognize the phenomenal work that we’ve done in this city is great,” Justin Hires, who stars in the upcoming “Rush Hour” reboot, told Variety before the awards show. “Hopefully this will be the first of many.”

Prior to the awards show proceedings, Black Enterprise president and CEO Earl Graves Jr. graced the stage to address the current state of African American representation in the industry.

“The entertainment industry is more than film and television production, and African Americans must become full participants in all aspects of this business,” he said. “Candidly, it’s outrageous that Hollywood
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Jussie Smollett, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott Among NAACP Image Award Winners

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Jussie Smollett, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott Among NAACP Image Award Winners
“Empire” star Jussie Smollett, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott were among the early winners of the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards. The winners of non-televised categories were announced Thursday during a dinner at the Pasadena Conference Center hosted by Affion Crockett and Nischelle Turner. The awards dinner included a special tribute to former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, who died last fall at age 75. The remaining 10 categories will be announced during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Friday at 9 p.m. Et during a ceremony hosted by “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson. Also Read: Anthony Anderson to Host NAACP Image Awards Through.
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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Takes the Weekend Box Office with $41M

'Kung Fu Panda 3' Takes the Weekend Box Office with $41M
While January isn't typically a big month for box office blockbusters, there can be the occasional movie that opens big. Two weeks ago, Ride Along 2 breathed some life into the new year with a respectable $35.2 million opening frame, but last weekend, it dropped a whopping 64.7% and slipped from first to third place, with the holdover The Revenant taking the top spot in its fifth week in theaters. This weekend is shaping up to be the biggest frame of the new year so far, with three heavily-promoted new releases, Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black and The Finest Hours. Box Office Mojo is reporting that Kung Fu Panda 3 took the top spot at the box office with $41 million.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to easily take the top spot with a projected $48 million, which isn't terribly surprising given this franchise's pedigree of critical acclaim and box office success.
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Movie Review – Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

Fifty Shades of Black, 2016.

Directed by Michael Tiddes.

Starring Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Affion Crockett, Jane Seymour, Florence Henderson, Jenny Zigrino, Fred Willard, and Mike Epps.

Synopsis:

An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.

Normally, whenever I’m about to watch a modern-day Marlon Wayans comedy (I use that term loosely as to not insult actual comedies) I am mentally crying inside, trying to prepare myself for the next 90 minutes that will inexplicably feel as long as some epic Christopher Nolan movie. This time though, I had some hope coming in. After all, this time around it is Fifty Shades of Grey being parodied and roasted; a movie so unintentionally hilarious and plagued with both despicable and idiotic characters, it feels as if the spoof material would write itself.

The answer to that inquiry is both yes and no, as
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Fifty Shades Of Black Review

It astounds me that so many critics can vehemently spit venom at Kevin Smith, proclaiming he only makes movies for himself, yet that same scrutiny seems to avoid a borderline selfish filmmaker like Marlon Wayans. Given the right script and role, Wayans is a funny, talented performer. That I won’t argue. Yet these flavor-of-the-week spoofs he constantly churns out sport the same, unfunny, low-brow sense of humor every single time. These are jokes that make Wayans and his writing buddy Rick Alvarez laugh like pre-pubescent boys – or maybe the jokes were written by pre-pubescent boys, and they just make Wayans and Alvarez laugh. Either way, Fifty Shades Of Black is fifty despicable shades too many. Shocker, right?

Wayans stars as Christian Black, a wealthy “bidness” man who made his money like any other successful entrepreneur – by learning the coke trade and sucking a few dicks! (Yup, strap in.) It
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‘Fifty Shades of Black’s’ Marlon Wayans on Parody Films: ‘There’s a Science to It’

‘Fifty Shades of Black’s’ Marlon Wayans on Parody Films: ‘There’s a Science to It’
To veteran comedian and parody filmmaker Marlon Wayans — who stars in Open Road’s “Fifty Shades of Black” — the ingredients of a successful parody are a great story, characters with intentions, funny dynamics and infusions of pop culture.

“It has to be organic. There’s a science to it, but you just have to be smart about your approach,” Wayans told Variety on Tuesday at the Los Angeles premiere of “Fifty Shades of Black,” a parody film he also co-wrote and produced.

The film, a spoof on “Fifty Shades of Grey,” follows the developing relationship of shy, inexperienced college student Hannah (Kali Hawk) and shady businessman Christian Black (Wayans).

Adding to the discussion of developing well-received parodies, “Fifty Shades of Black” co-writer and producer Rick Alvarez said that it’s important that audiences are ready to find the humor in whatever subject is being spoofed.

“Then of course you have
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Contest: Win Fifty Shades Of Black Prize Pack

Hitting theatres this Friday is the newest outrageous comedy from Marlon Wayans, Fifty Shades of Black. Joining the always hilarious actor for this outing is a who’s who roster of talent that specialize in this brand of light-hearted fun, with Kali Hawk (Bridesmaids), Mike Epps (The Hangover), Andrew Bachelor (We Are Your Friends), Affion Crockett (Pixels, The Wedding Ringer), Fred Willard (Anchorman), Florence Henderson and Jane Seymour all co-starring.

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release, we’re going to give one lucky reader a prize pack that includes a signed poster and T-shirt. To enter for a chance to win, simply subscribe to our brand new push notification system here (please note that it is only available in Google Chrome at the moment).

Doing so will allow you to receive real-time updates on breaking news from We Got This Covered. Additionally, the winner will also be announced via push notification.
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Win A Marlon Wayans Signed T-Shirt And Poster From Fifty Shades Of Black

Photo credit: Scott Everett White/Open Road Films

Wamg is giving away an awesome prize pack to celebrate the opening of Fifty Shades Of Black.

One winner will receive a T-Shirt and Poster signed by Marlon Wayans!

From Marlon Wayans, and the director of “A Haunted House,” “Fifty Shades Of Black” is an outrageous comedy starring Marlon Wayans in the role of Mr. Black. In addition to Marlon Wayans, the movie stars Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Andrew Bachelor, Affion Crockett, Jane Seymour, Fred Willard and Florence Henderson.

Fifty Shades Of Black hits theaters nationwide January 29, 2016.

For a chance to win:

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below. We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Continental Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.
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Will 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Be the First 2016 Box Office Hit?

Will 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Be the First 2016 Box Office Hit?
While January isn't typically a big month for box office blockbusters, there can be the occasional movie that opens big. Two weeks ago, Ride Along 2 breathed some life into the new year with a respectable $35.2 million opening frame, but last weekend, it dropped a whopping 64.7% and slipped from first to third place, with the holdover The Revenant taking the top spot in its fifth week in theaters. This weekend is shaping up to be the biggest frame of the new year so far, with three heavily-promoted new releases, Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black and The Finest Hours. According to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com, Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to win in a landslide.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to easily take the top spot with a projected $48 million, which isn't terribly surprising given this franchise's pedigree of critical acclaim and box office success.
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Win a Marlon Wayans Signed CD Of The Fifty Shades Of Black Soundtrack

Wamg is giving away Five copies of the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Of Black. The CD’s will be signed by Marlon Wayans!

The outrageous comedy, which will be released wide by Open Road on over 2000 screens on January 29, stars Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Andrew Bachelor, Affion Crockett, Jane Seymour, Fred Willard and Florence Henderson.

The soundtrack album, which was curated by Format Entertainment (Empire, Pitch Perfect, Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man 2) with Im Global Music, will feature a variety of the hottest hip-hop and R&B tracks and will be available for download Now on iTunes and Amazon.

Order here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AH0IT0U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8

The Fifty Shades Of Black original motion picture soundtrack listing includes:

1. Skrilla Jones ft. Icy Black – Shake It Like A Doggie (Mayeda Remix)

2. Mr Chris Classic – Swaggaback

3. Love Kelli
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Marlon Wayans’ Fifty Shades Of Black Soundtrack Available January 22

Im Global Music has announced that it will release the official soundtrack album for Im Global’s upcoming film, Fifty Shades Of Black.

The outrageous comedy, which will be released wide by Open Road on over 2000 screens on January 29, stars Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Andrew Bachelor, Affion Crockett, Jane Seymour, Fred Willard and Florence Henderson.

The soundtrack album, which was curated by Format Entertainment (Empire, Pitch Perfect, Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man 2) with Im Global Music, will feature a variety of the hottest hip-hop and R&B tracks and will be available for download on January 22nd on iTunes and Amazon.

The Fifty Shades Of Black original motion picture soundtrack listing includes:

1. Skrilla Jones ft. Icy Black – Shake It Like A Doggie (Mayeda Remix)

2. Mr Chris Classic – Swaggaback

3. Love Kelli – Unraveled

4. Love Kelli – So Good

5. Leo Soul ft. West Wes – Strip Down

6. Leo Soul – Under Your Spell
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"Fifty Shades Of Black" 'Red Band' Trailer

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek a restricted 'red band' trailer supporting director Michael Tiddes' new comedy feature "Fifty Shades Of Black", the latest full-length movie parody from actor, writer, producer Marlon Wayans, opening January 29, 2016:

The $5 million budgeted feature stars Wayans as 'Christian Black', with Kali Hawk as 'Hannah'. Also starring are Jane Seymour, Fred Willard, Mike Epps, Andrew Bachelor, Affion Crockett and Kate Miner.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fifty Shades Of Black"...
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'Fifty Shades of Black' Cast Share Their New Year's Resolutions

'Fifty Shades of Black' Cast Share Their New Year's Resolutions
One of the early box office hits this year was Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey, which took in over $500 million worldwide, and set the pace for the studio's record-breaking year. Unfortunately for fans of this movie, and the E.L. James novel it's based on, the sequel Fifty Shades Darker won't be hitting theaters until February 2017, but Open Road Films has a new movie that could help to fill the void, Fifty Shades of Black. The studio is helping fans kick off 2016 in the right way, with a video featuring New Year's Resolutions from Christian Black (Marlon Wayans).

These resolutions include "Become a Better Person," "Be More Generous," "Drink Less Alcohol," "Eat Healthier," "Explore New Cultures" and "Always Be Prepared." Along with these resolutions, we also get some new footage from this spoof comedy, featuring Marlon Wayans and his co-stars Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Affion Crockett. While this movie is obviously
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