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Spanish thriller The Fury of a Patient Man set for U.S. remake

Albert Hughes, co-director on the likes of Menace II Society and The Book of Eli, has signed on to direct a remake of the Goya Award-winning Spanish thriller The Fury of a Patient Man, THR has revealed.

The film is scripted by Javier Gullon and “centers around a quiet man who seeks revenge on the criminals who turned his life upside down after a violent robbery. The man enlists the help of a recently released convict who was part of the crime.”

The project reunites Hughes with Studio 8, with the two having recently teamed for the upcoming prehistoric epic Alpha, which is set to open on March 2nd 2018 [watch the trailer here]. Production on The Fury of a Patient Man is expected to get underway in the spring of 2018.
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Best TV to Watch in July: Dr. Dre Doc, 'Game of Thrones' Returns and More

Best TV to Watch in July: Dr. Dre Doc, 'Game of Thrones' Returns and More
HBO is TV's unofficial king of summer, with the return of water-cooler dominator Game of Thrones, a deep-dive portrait of twin musical innovators Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and Andy Samberg doing for professional cycling what he did for tennis. There's plenty to peruse beyond premium cable, of course, as the networks ready sci-fi–inflected procedurals and FX unveils an ambitious new period drama set in the cradle of crack cocaine. Here's what you need to be tuning into this month.

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'Snowfall': Everything You Need to Know About FX's Origins-of-Crack Drama

It's been 26 years since John Singleton shook up Hollywood with Boyz n the Hood, his feature film debut and a semi-autobiographical story about a Crenshaw teenager trying to live an ordinary life during the height of the Crips/Bloods gang war. Now, the first African-American ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar revisits the crime-ridden Los Angeles he once observed first-hand – and offers a larger, much-needed historical context that helped shape those mean streets.

Singleton's new FX show Snowfall (which debuts on July 5th) follows Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), an ambitious L.
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Jimmy Iovine, Director Allen Hughes Reflect On '90s Culture at 'Defiant Ones' Premiere

Instead of using a typical red carpet, the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s four-part documentary, The Defiant Ones, opted for something a little different — a carpet with what looked like black and grey soundwaves. The two subjects of the show, record producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper-producer Dr. Dre, made names for themselves by being different, and their storied partnership was the subject of reflection throughout Thursday night.

“The ‘90s was probably the last hurrah of great recording artists,” said Defiant Ones director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, The Book of Eli, Dr. Dre’s "I Need a Doctor" music video)....
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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)

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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)
Summer TV has always been about more than just comedy or drama. Reality and big events rule during the warm months, when audiences often demand more light fare.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas That You Need to Watch

IndieWire’s Summer Preview lists tackled the best upcoming comedies and dramas this week, but there is still room left to recognize a bunch of other shows that didn’t fall neatly into either of those categories.

Here’s a finely curated list of live TV specials, unscripted series and documentaries that we haven’t singled out yet. Like our other Summer Preview roundups, they range from broadcast to cable to streaming.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

To help plan your TV watching plans for the next three months, we’ve also included the network/service where these will premiere, in addition to their scheduled release dates.
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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)

  • Indiewire
Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)
Summer TV has always been about more than just comedy or drama. Reality and big events rule during the warm months, when audiences often demand more light fare.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas That You Need to Watch

IndieWire’s Summer Preview lists tackled the best upcoming comedies and dramas this week, but there is still room left to recognize a bunch of other shows that didn’t fall neatly into either of those categories.

Here’s a finely curated list of live TV specials, unscripted series and documentaries that we haven’t singled out yet. Like our other Summer Preview roundups, they range from broadcast to cable to streaming.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

To help plan your TV watching plans for the next three months, we’ve also included the network/service where these will premiere, in addition to their scheduled release dates.
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Netflix Is Purging a Ton of TV in April

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The time has come. Netflix has announced the titles it's pulling from its catalog in April, and it's a staggering list. There are a handful of movies leaving, but it's really the TV shows that have us devastated. Multiple seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bones, House, M.D., and Ally McBeal will all disappear into the night. At least there are new shows and movies coming to comfort us, but this is still pretty depressing. Expiring April 1 Ally McBeal, seasons one to five Angel, seasons one to five Better Off Ted, season one Barbershop 2: Back in Business Bones, seasons one to four Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one to seven Chaplin Dollhouse, season one Ferris Bueller's Day Off Firefly House, M.D., seasons one to eight Lie to Me, season one Menace II Society Resident Evil: Extinction Rosewell, seasons one to three Snow Day Stomp the Yard Superman II
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HBO Announces 4-Part Documentary on Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Partnership

HBO is prepping a four-part documentary on the the partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine entitled The Defiant Ones. The movie, directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), will feature in-depth interviews with the pair as well as Bono, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg. Probing the dynamic duo's longtime business and personal relationship, it will follow their respective paths through the music industry as solo acts and their wildly successful partnership on Aftermath Records, discovering Eminem and collaboration on the Beats Electronics headphones brand.

Looking at their massive impact on pop culture and technology —<span...
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Director Barry Jenkins, Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney & the Men of ‘Moonlight’ Talk Redefining Black Male Identity in Film Narratives

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

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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Shooting While Skating: Dp Steve Holleran on The Land

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

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

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

Footloose

Cannonball Run II

Starman

Supergirl

Thunderball

Diamonds Are Forever

You Only Live Twice

Goldfinger

Death Race 2000

Nighthawks

Tango & Cash

Lock Up

Mission: Impossible III

War of the Worlds

Knight and Day

Minority Report

Death Becomes Her

Twins

Pretty Woman

Big Business

Menace II Society

Dangerous Minds

Candyman

The Pelican Brief

Scream

Varsity Blues

10 Things I Hate About You

The Faculty

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 5

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 7

Misery

Nobody's Fool

Grumpy Old Men

Cliffhanger

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.
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Joe Louis-Max Schmeling Movie Project Seeks Crowdfunding

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

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

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

‘Bad Influence’ Movie in the Works at Broad Green With ‘Perfect Guy’ Writer
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
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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Hero Kodi Smit-McPhee to Star in Studio 8's First Movie

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Hero Kodi Smit-McPhee to Star in Studio 8's First Movie
X-Men: Apocalypse's Kodi Smit-McPhee is in negotiations to star in Studio 8's survival epic The Solutrean. The Australian actor, who will play Kurt Wagner — aka Nightcrawler — in the upcoming outing of Fox's mutant franchise, is nearing a deal to topline the ice age-set film from director Albert Hughes (Book of Eli, Menace II Society). Hughes, who came up with The Solutrean's premise, is producing the film with Andrew Rona. Based on a screenplay by Dan Wiedenhaupt, the story is set 20,000 years ago in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period and centers on a young man's quest to brave the inhospitable and dangerous

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The Long Unexpected Journey of 'Perfect Guy' Screenwriter Tyger Williams

Everyone was surprised about the unexpected success of The Perfect Guy. I must admit so was I. I expected the film to be No. 1, but making only half the $27 million it made this past weekend. I conefss it's not my kind of film (It would be if there had been some graphic sex and nudity in it. I'm a guy. I don't go for the "suggestion" Bs. I need to see it) But the thing that really took me by surprise wasn't its box office take, but the fact the Tyger Williams was credited as the screenwriter. You don't remember Tyger Williams do you? You should. He was the guy who wrote, at the age of 24, The Hughes Brothers' groundbreaking Menace II Society which came out back in 1994. But...
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Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Debate Diversity at ‘The Perfect Guy’ Premiere

Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Debate Diversity at ‘The Perfect Guy’ Premiere
Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut and Michael Ealy hit the red carpet at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills on Wednesday for the world premiere of “The Perfect Guy.”

David M. Rosenthal directed the sexy psycho-thriller penned by Tyger Williams, the scribe behind “Menace II Society.” Although “The Perfect Guy” features three African American leads, Rosenthal said that he identified the cast as professionally-trained actors first.

“I don’t think any of us thought about race when we did this,” Rosenthal told Variety. “I think we were just making a movie and it was just about people in a place and relationships. It was refreshing to not put it in that context and not put a label on it. The studios wanted to do that and the actors wanted to do that, and ultimately, it sells.”

The film follows a woman (Lathan) who is stalked by an ex-boyfriend (Ealy), while
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