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Director Barry Jenkins, Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney & the Men of ‘Moonlight’ Talk Redefining Black Male Identity in Film Narratives

21 October 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Coming of age stories are plentiful, with the inner city genre of the ‘90s, films like “Menace II Society” and “Boyz N the Hood” thrust the urban Black male narrative onto the big screen. This era of filmmaking also ushered… Continue Reading → »

- Aramide A. Tinubu

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Why Noel Clarke's 'hood' trilogy remains a vital snapshot of Britain

26 August 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Brotherhood hits cinemas, it’s time to say goodbye to a series that represented urban youth culture in an important and reflective way

When Kidulthood came out in 2006, I was 15 years old and it felt like a defining moment. Other cities had their representation of youth culture just over a decade before, in 1995. In Paris it was La Haine and in New York it was Kids. Before that, Boyz n the Hood and Menace II Society had paved the way for raw and gritty films that dealt with violence, social issues and navigating the road to adulthood.

Related: Julieta, Brotherhood, Popstar and Purge: Election Year – Film Weekly podcast

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- Iman Amrani

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Shooting While Skating: Dp Steve Holleran on The Land

25 August 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In the opening scene of The Land, an unseen guidance counselor lays out possible futures for the film’s four high school protagonists. It’s lives as mechanics and welders, blue-collar jobs that once promised entrance into a thriving middle class that no longer exists. With dreams of escaping the urban decay of Cleveland as sponsored skateboarders, the boys instead chose a less legal path. And anyone familiar with the “at-risk youth” movies of the 1990s – from Boyz n the Hood and Menace II Society to Kids, Hurricane Streets, Juice, and Straight Out of Brooklyn – knows that path doesn’t end […] »

- Matt Mulcahey

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Beta Test Invites You to Play a Sci-fi Thrill Ride: Release Details

5 August 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Mirror Images has released Beta Test this week. A blend of sci-fi and thriller, the film follows Max as he tests out a new video game. But, this is no game. What Max does in the game - happens in reality. This title was shot in Seattle, Washington. Releasing on multiple platforms, the film stars: Larenz Tate (Menace II Society), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Yuji Okumoto (Inception), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat). An overview of the film's recent launch is hosted here. The film's trailer is slightly revealing. It shows characters Max and Creed teaming up, under hostile circumstances. Someone is controlling them from behind a digital curtain. And, these two must do anything and everything to find him. Beta Test is available on all home entertainment platforms. Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Video-on-demand, this title is being sold exclusively at the Mirror Images Ltd website, found below. Fans »

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Match the Mustang to the movie – quiz

10 May 2016 5:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Oscar-nominated coming-of-age drama Mustang hits cinemas, can you identify which car is from which movie?

I Am Legend

You, Me and Dupree

Mr and Mrs Smith

The House Bunny


Cannonball Run II




Diamonds Are Forever

You Only Live Twice


Death Race 2000


Tango & Cash

Lock Up

Mission: Impossible III

War of the Worlds

Knight and Day

Minority Report

Death Becomes Her


Pretty Woman

Big Business

Menace II Society

Dangerous Minds


The Pelican Brief


Varsity Blues

10 Things I Hate About You

The Faculty

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 5

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 7


Nobody's Fool

Grumpy Old Men


0 and above.

You're out of gas

1 and above.

You're out of gas

2 and above.

You're out of gas

3 and above.

You're out of gas

4 and above.

Backseat driver

5 and above.

Backseat driver

6 and above.

Backseat driver

7 and above.

Speed freak

8 and above. »

- Benjamin Lee

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Joe Louis-Max Schmeling Movie Project Seeks Crowdfunding

23 March 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The producers of a biopic on boxer Joe Louis have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project.

Bill Duke, Gil Adler and Joel Eisenberg, who unveiled the project in November in to Variety, started the $200,000 campaign on Wednesday on the Seed and Spark site.

“By crowdfunding the development of the property and further, possibly some pre-production financing, we hope to mitigate some finance risk by bringing a fully developed property to the funding entities,” Eisenberg said.

The untitled project will focus on Louis’ historic two fights with German boxer Max Schmeling. Louis became a symbolic figure in boxing during early global tensions leading to World War II, becoming among the first U.S. black cultural heroes. Schmeling was exploited as Hitler’s German Superman, but had no love for the Nazi regime.

Their two fights took place in Yankee Stadium. Schmeling handed Louis his first loss in their first fight »

- Dave McNary

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Albert Hughes’ Next Film 'The Solutrean' Sounds Like An Ice Age 'The Revenant'

19 February 2016 12:58 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When Hollywood sees something different work, they don't wait long to try and duplicate its success. While the production was tough, the critical and box office success that greeted "The Revenant" has seemed to make suits bullish on survival narratives. Christian Bale just signed up for the survival tale "Hostiles," about the journey of an Army captain a Native war chief. And now comes a wintry epic about with some notes that feel very familiar. Read More: Directors Francis Lawrence, Albert Hughes, And Terry Jones Line Up New Projects Deadline reports that Albert Hughes, in his first solo jam outside of his partnership with Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society," "The Book Of Eli"), will direct "The Solutrean." Inspired by the idea tossed around by some folks that Europeans settled in North America over 20,000 years ago, the movie stars Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Natasha Wilson, Marcin »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Where Are They Now? The Cast of Menace II Society

10 February 2016 10:24 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Recently we took a look at what the cast of Boyz N The Hood was up to.  Today I figured we could take a look at the cast of the movie that almost always gets compared to its struggle-in-the-ghetto-themed counterpart, Menace II Society.  Released in 1993 and directed by the Hughes Brothers, Menace made Boyz look like a Disney movie.  I’m of the opinion that Boyz is a vastly superior movie, but that doesn’t mean that Menace II Society isn’t great and, like Boyz, Menace has its share of memorable cast members. Let’s take a look at where the cast

Where Are They Now? The Cast of Menace II Society »

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Sundance Buzz: 'Chronicle' Meets 'Iron Man' Meets 'Menace II Society' in 'Sleight'

27 January 2016 8:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The best genre movie at this year's Sundance Film Festival is surprisingly not screening in the Midnight section alongside the fest's most talked-about horror and sci-fi titles. Instead it's part of the Next section, which over the past few years has emerged as Sundance's most exciting programming slate because it not only features films from emerging directors, but these films are also the ones that tend to take the biggest creative risks -- both in form and in storytelling.  The movie I'm talking about is called Sleight, and it comes from Bad Robot veteran and first-time director J.D. Dillard. If you tossed Chronicle, Iron Man and, yes, Menace II Society into a blender, you might wind up with something like Sleight -- about an young aspiring magician...

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‘Bad Influence’ Movie in the Works at Broad Green With ‘Perfect Guy’ Writer

20 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures is developing the drama “Bad Influence,” based on a pitch from “The Perfect Guy” writer Tyger Williams (pictured).

The story is centered on a single mother who has to deal with her son’s obsessive ex-girlfriend. Producers are Offspring partners Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman.Hide

Williams is on board to write. Gibgot developed the project with Williams, whose credits include the Hughes Brothers “Menace II Society” in 1994.

Alix Madigan will oversee the project for Broad Green, headed by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond. The company built up its slate through acquisitions and has been moving into developing its own films in recent months.

The Perfect Guy,” starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Early, was a major success for Screen Gems with a worldwide gross of $60 million on a $12 million budget.

Three-year-old Broad Green began releasing movies last year with “Samba,” “99 Homes,” “I Smile Back” and its only »

- Dave McNary

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