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Revenge of the Nerds meets Boyz N the Hood in the first trailer for Dope. This comedic hood thriller mash-up is set to make it's World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Giving it a leg above the competition are appearances by rapper A$AP Rocky and Workaholics star Blake Anderson.
In Dope, Malcolm is an anomaly, a "geek living in the Bottoms," the drug-infested, gang-run ghetto part of Inglewood. A victim of circumstance, but with admirable ambition, Malcolm gets caught in the crossfires of a drug buy gone bad. Using his wits and considerable smarts, he manages to take a dicey situation and make it work in his favor.
Dope features an amazing ensemble of stars including Shameik Moore (Cartoon Network's Incredible Crew), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Amazon's Transparent, MTV's Eye Candy), Kimberly Elise (VH1's Hit the Floor, »
Videogame webcaster Twitch will stage its first-ever live TV viewing event in partnership with TBS, as part of a promotion for the upcoming season of the cabler’s geek-competition series “King of the Nerds.”
The event, to be held at Twitch’s San Francisco headquarters on Friday, Jan. 16, will feature a preview screening of the first episode of “King of the Nerds” season three, slated to debut the following week. Popular Twitch gamecasters Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and Jon Carnage are set to moderate the event, to be streamed live on twitch.tv/twitch on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Pt.
Amazon acquired Twitch last summer for around $1 billion, as the e-commerce giant expands its online-video business; Twitch had also been in talks with YouTube. »
- Todd Spangler
2 items from 2015
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