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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.

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

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,
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Review Round-Up: All Eyez on Me Mummy’s Rough Night

Not only are the Cinema Geeks bringing their movie reviews to their podcast, but to help supplement the reviews they do in the actual podcast, each month they will be giving us their quick takes on the months new releases – in this case Us releases for the month of June 2017. Each release will receive a quick take from one or more of the Cinema Geeks crew.

All Eyez on Me

Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham,, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana | Directed by Benny Boom

OptimusSolo’s thoughts:

I came into this year thinking All Eyez on Me had the potential to be this years Straight Outta Compton and boy was I wrong. This movie lacked focus in the worst way and instead fell into the same traps we have seen so many other biopics succumb to over the years. Instead of focusing on one specific event or
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Review: All Eyez on Me

This is the Pure Movies review for All Eyez On Me, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Lauren Cohan and Jamal Woolard, and directed by Benny Boom. It’s difficult to overstate the cultural impact of Tupac Shakur. Whether it’s inspiring Kung-Fu Kenny to make his 2015 masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, shedding a global light on the devastating social issues that perpetually haunted him (and are a blight on Western society to this day) or appearing alongside Snoop Dogg as a posthumous hologram at Coachella 2012, ‘Pac is the kind of hip-hop artist that even your gran could name. His legend looms large, lingering so fervently in the pop-cultural consciousness that even the greatest rap-sceptic is at least vaguely aware of his charisma, his social conscience and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. Any biopic is faced with an embarrassment of riches.
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All Eyez on Me review – passionless paean to rapper Tupac Shakur

This long and solemn hagiography seems concerned only with bolstering the sainthood of the murdered hip-hop star

Demetrius Shipp Jr gives a very accomplished impersonation of Tupac Shakur in this long and solemn hagiography, similar in its piety to the 2003 documentary Tupac: Resurrection. It has similar material – with similar scenes and similar tropes – to F Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, about Nwa, but with less passion and less energy.

The same old story is rehearsed: the brilliantly talented rapper becomes a very rich and aggressive uber-celebrity obsessed with respect, who then gets involved in a deeply charmless and unedifying bi-coastal feud with rival rapper Biggie Smalls, played here by Jamal Woolard, who also in fact played Biggie in the 2009 film Notorious. Eventually, Tupac is killed, in a shooting that is still unsolved.

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All Eyez on Me Review

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

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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Movie Review – All Eyez on Me (2017)

All Eyez on Me, 2017.

Directed by Benny Boom.

Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamie Hector, Lauren Cohan, Dominic L. Santana, Grace Gibson, Hill Harper, Annie Ilonzeh, and Harold House Moore.

Synopsis:

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Brace yourselves, there are going to be a lot of comparisons to the recently released N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, as Tupac Shakur study All Eyez on Me is basically how to not make a movie of this genre. It’s not just underwhelming, the movie is an unmitigated disaster. We’re talking so bad that the much talked about hologram of Tupac will probably gain self-awareness the next time it’s activated to denounce this film as straight garbage.

In the first 10 minutes (this is not a typo, I did not mean 100) All Eyez on Me (directed by music video helmer Benny Boom) the movie jumps through four different time periods including two decades. It’s as if the writers gave Benny a cliff notes version of the story mentioning all of the important details of the controversial ghetto poet’s life, and instead of fleshing anything out to get to the core of a very complicated mind, he constructed individual scenes that say nothing about the real life figure. As Tupac becomes a young adult the time jumps begin to slow down, but sadly the storytelling does not get any better.

Here is the most important and drastic difference between All Eyez on Me and Straight Outta Compton; one of them unflinchingly powers through dark material with raw force using the rappers and their accompanying lyrics to say something socially relevant about the time depicted that still rings true today, generating, even more, interest in the lives and music at hand. The other utterly fails at simply establishing a place or time, and goes through the motions of the highs and lows. Bafflingly, the movie that is over 150 minutes (and even loses no momentum whatsoever even with an extended director’s cut) never loses steam, whereas All Eyez on Me is 140 minutes but seemingly lasts the entire tragically short life of Tupac himself. I rarely, rarely ever do this, but at one point I did check the time; I was 84 minutes into the movie and completely flabbergasted that I wasn’t somewhere near the two-hour mark.

If you don’t know this you have been living under a rock for 20 years, but Tupac encounters quite a few near-death experiences (multiple gunshot wounds) and even dies at the end. Somehow, even the direction in these scenes also manage to carry no weight or emotion; they’re just moments in a vacuum without much context because the movie aimlessly hits each important beat. Friendships and falling outs with other celebrated major players in the rap game contain no substance. However, by far the most unforgettable aspect of the story is that Tupac (who is given a good performance by a freakishly striking resembling Demetrius Shipp Jr.) comes off as a bunch of compartmentalized personality traits. There is no real character here.

Equally ridiculous are a series of flashbacks to Tupac’s penitentiary days where he is interviewed by a character credited as ‘journalist’. The scenes are meant to be the bridge between Tupac’s change in attitude and music after almost being murdered and subsequently jailed on sexual assault charges, but the transformation never really pops off the screen. It’s evident what the script is attempting, but the movie mistakes throwing on music video reenactments and concert scenes as character development. Realistically speaking, it also sanitizes the life of Tupac, afraid to actually deep dive into anything negative regarding the controversial figure. He was very clearly not a saint, but again, the movie isn’t interested in painting the portrait of a complex character.

There is no way around it; All Eyez on Me is absolutely awful. It’s a collection of scenes showing us events without any tissue connecting the narrative. Nothing here is engaging, which is a shame because it’s very clear that Demetrius is giving it his all. Nevertheless, the movie is so bad that it Tupac really did fake his death (I would have actually preferred the movie acknowledging this theory just so I could get some damn entertainment from the 140 minutes), there is no doubt that he will be on MTV tomorrow trashing it. Straight Outta Compton greatly made me appreciate N.W.A. more, whereas this movie just ran through a laundry list of things I and everyone else already knew about Tupac, along with a few fun trivia facts. All of the actors involved give serviceable performance, but putting it bluntly, there is no saving this material.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ / Movie: ★

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Second Opinion – All Eyez On Me (2017)

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,
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Film Review: ‘All Eyez on Me’

Film Review: ‘All Eyez on Me’
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
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‘All Eyez on Me’ Review: Tupac Shakur’s Complicated Life Deserves More Than This Sprawling Biopic

‘All Eyez on Me’ Review: Tupac Shakur’s Complicated Life Deserves More Than This Sprawling Biopic
Demetrius Shipp Jr. looks a lot like Tupac Shakur. While in some circles that could be enough to recommend the first-time actor for the part of the beloved late rapper, it’s a casting choice indicative of much bigger issues in Benny Boom’s long-gestating biopic, “All Eyez on Me.” The casting choice suggests that a commitment to accuracy, but that doesn’t make up for many other shortcomings in a movie that does no favors to Tupac’s legacy.

Opening with a political urgency that belies a very different project, Boom’s film (penned by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, and Steven Bagatourian) initially reads as a timely rallying cry around Shakur’s legacy, before devolving into a paint-by-the-numbers biopic that unspools with as much energy as a Wikipedia entry. Framed in the most uninspiring way possible — with Hill Harper playing a journalist who visits Tupac in prison to reflect
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Movie Review – All Eyez on Me (2017)

All Eyez on Me, 2017.

Directed by Benny Boom.

Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Jamie Hector, Lauren Cohan, Dominic L. Santana, Grace Gibson, and Harold House Moore.

Synopsis:

The true and (supposedly) untold story of the prolific rapper, poet, and actor Tupac Shakur.

Did you know Tupac took up ballet when he was a teenager? Did you know that he dated the daughter of the local chapter of the Communist Party USA? Did you know that Tupac’s rap career began as a roadie and as a background dancer to Digital Underground?

The answers to those questions should be in this biopic. A film with the subtitle: ‘The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur’ one would expect some interesting anecdotes. Instead, the film offers an inane and uninspiring biopic that’s more interested in skimming over his life, briefly looking at some details, and project the public
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'All Eyez On Me' Star Demetrius Shipp Jr. Says He's Done Playing 2Pac

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[[tmz:video id="0_pez9q8kp"]] The guy who's playing Tupac Shakur is already calling it quits ... when it comes to reprising the role in any other movies. We got "All Eyez On Me" star Demetrius Shipp Jr.  -- he was clearly excited about last night's big Hollywood premiere and the positive reviews he's getting. So, we asked if he's down to do what his co-star Jamal Woolard has done ... playing Notorious B.I.G. in 3 movies. Demetrius explained why he's one and done,
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Tupac reads a poem to Jada Pinkett in All Eyez on Me clip

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
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Watch a new poetic clip from Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’

Lionsgate UK have released a brand new clip from their upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. The film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur alongside Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard and Danai Gurira.

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 film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom. Look out for the film in cinemas from June 30th. Here’s the new clip.
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Oscar Winner Steve McQueen To Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary

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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Steve McQueen to Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary

Steve McQueen to Direct Tupac Shakur Documentary
A documentary on Tupac Shakur has been authorized by the estate of the late rapper with “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen on board.

The announcement was made Tuesday by estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects. Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will produce the fully authorized documentary with Amaru.

Producers are Jackson, who produced “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” and Sinclair, producer on “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.” Also producing are Whalley and Nicholas Ferrall. Gloria Cox, Tupac Shakur’s aunt and Afeni Shakur’s only sister, will executive produce along with White Horse’s Jeanne Elfant Festa.

“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” McQueen said. “I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine
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The UK trailer for 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me has arrived

Lionsgate have released the UK trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. The upcoming film tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognised 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
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Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me UK trailer bounces in

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Author: Zehra Phelan

After the 2009 Biggie Smalls biopic, Notorious was released, chatter started making the rounds that a biopic on his once good friend turned bitter enemy, Tupac Shakur, should quickly follow. However, it wasn’t until 2011 an announcement was made that the film was in the pipeline.

After a number of years trying to get the project off the ground the film on the life and death of one of Hip Hop’s iconic legends is finally set for a release on June 30th this year. Playing Tupac is newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr., reprising his role from Notorious as Biggie Smalls is Jamal Woolard both will be joined by Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) Jada Pinkett, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, Hill Harper (Limitless) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur and has Benny Boon taking the helm.
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Tupac Shakur biopic sells out for Voltage, Morgan Creek

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Tupac Shakur biopic sells out for Voltage, Morgan Creek
Exclusive: Buyers from UK, Australia, France flock to All Eyez On Me.

Voltage Pictures and Morgan Creek Entertainment announced on Wednesday that all major territories have sold out on the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me.

The film is in post and scheduled to open in the Us through Lionsgate’s Summit label on June 16.

Deals have closed with Lionsgate for the UK, Village Roadshow for Australia, Constantin for Germany and Switzerland, and Netflix for France.

Rights have also gone in Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa (Cdc), Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri), Canada (Vvs) Benelux (Dutch FilmWorks), Japan (Parco), and South Korea (Scene And Sound).

Front Row will distribute in the Middle East, Lusomundo in Portugal, United King in Israel, and Gahkal Brothers Entertainment in India.

All Eyez On Me chronicles the life and legacy of the late Shakur, from his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, to his imprisonment
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