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Black Superheroes Matter: Why a 'Black Panther' Movie Is Revolutionary

17 October 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Standing in the bay of a speeding Wakandan jet, a member of the African nation's special forces unit – the Dora Milaje – advises their king, T'Challa: "Don't freeze." Calmly, the leader replies "I never freeze." He's assured, regal, radiating a near subzero-temperature sense of cool. And then, donning the mask of the legendary superhero known as the Black Panther, he torpedo drops from the sky. A car explodes beneath him. He effortlessly somersaults through the air, lands sideways on a building in a neon-lit metropolis, races along the building's wall and »

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New Shaft reboot will focus on Shaft's "cyber expert" son

2 October 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So Netflix is producing another Shaft reboot, almost a two decades after the 2000 reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson in the titular role. However, just as the 2000 film was more sequel than reboot (Jackson was the nephew to the original Shaft, played in all films by Richard Roundtree), so too is this a sequel to the 2000 film, with Jackson reprising his role as that version of Shaft. In fact, Roundtree is expected... Read More »

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The 1970s – The Best Era In Cinema History?

23 September 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the 1970s and why it is the best era in cinema history…

There will always be a great deal of debate about the best era for cinema. For my two cents I’ll say with a great deal of assurance that the best period in cinema history was the 1970’s. There was most certainly a transition through that decade which saw the gritty cinema of the late 60’s onward, into the birth of the blockbuster as we know it today.

You could almost split the 70’s into two categories, although I will make some mention of sub-categories like the Blaxploitation period too. On one hand directors were beginning to really move as far from the traditional classic Hollywood production code as they could. Boundaries were being pushed and optimism was being replaced with deeply pessimistic work. It wasn’t all happy endings. Things were getting dark, reflecting »

- Tom Jolliffe

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Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher set for Son of Shaft

20 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like director Tim Story’s Shaft reboot won’t be a reboot after all, as Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to reprise his role as John Shaft II (nephew of the original John Shaft) from the 2000 movie, with Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence) set to play Jackson’s character’s son.

The first Shaft was released in 1971 and saw Richard Roundtree portraying the titular black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks. Roundtree would reprise the role for Shaft’s Big Score and Shaft in Africa, as well as cameoing alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the 2000 film. As yet, there’s no word whether Roundtree will also make an appearance in Story’s new film.

Son of Shaft is set to go down the action-comedy route and aims to “reinvigorate the franchise with a focus »

- Amie Cranswick

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'Independence Day: Resurgence' Star Jessie T. Usher Is 'Son of Shaft'

18 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There's a new Shaft. Can ya dig it?  In the tradition of the franchise since the last installment, we're getting another soft reboot that's also actually a sequel to what's come before. The film series began back in 1971 with the blaxploitation classic Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree as the titular detective, John Shaft. Two sequels arrived over the next two years (Shaft's Big Score! and Shaft in Africa), followed by a TV series also starring the same actor.    In 2000, we got a new movie, also titled Shaft, which starred Samuel L. Jackson as the titular detective, John Shaft. But not the same John Shaft. This private dick was the nephew of the original and Roundtree reprised his role briefly once again. The reboot was a...

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The New Shaft Movie May Be Bringing Back Samuel L. Jackson And More

18 August 2017 4:20 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It now appears that rather than being a reboot, the new Shaft movie will actually continue the Shaft saga that's been running since the 1970s, because Samuel L. Jackson is being eyed to return. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. »

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'Independence Day: Resurgence' Star Jessie T. Usher Is 'Son of Shaft'

18 August 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

There's a new Shaft. Can ya dig it?  In the tradition of the franchise since the last installment, we're getting another soft reboot that's also actually a sequel to what's come before. The film series began back in 1971 with the blaxploitation classic Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree as the titular detective, John Shaft. Two sequels arrived over the next two years (Shaft's Big Score! and Shaft in Africa), followed by a TV series also starring the same...

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Jesse T. Usher Is Son of Shaft, Samuel L. Jackson Will Return

18 August 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eight months after director Tim Story signed on to take the helm of New Line Cinema's Shaft reboot, the project has its new lead, plus two returning stars. Jesse T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) has been chosen to play the son of Samuel L. Jackson's John Shaft in Son of Shaft. Samuel L. Jackson will return as John Shaft from the 2000 New Line reboot, while the original John Shaft, Richard Roundtree, who was established as the uncle of Samuel L. Jackson's character in the reboot, will also return to reprise his role. New Line has yet to set a release date for Son of Shaft, but with this cast coming together, that announcement may be coming soon.

Deadline reports that Jesse T. Usher will be playing the "estranged son" of John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) in this Shaft reboot, but he finds himself having to team up with his old man. »

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Jessie T. Usher to play son of Shaft; Jackson and Roundtree to reprise

18 August 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? (Shaft) Ya damn right! Word on the street is that New Line and director Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher as the offspring of detective John Shaft for the studio's forthcoming Son Of Shaft. I can dig that, man. What I can also groove on is that Samuel L. Jackson is said to be negotiating a deal... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Samuel L. Jackson Returning For ‘Shaft’ Sequel

18 August 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After we all survived the potential peril of Y2K, moviegoers arrived at the cinemas way back in 2000 for a serving of “Shaft.” The remake of the Blaxploitation classic, directed by John Singleton and starring Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role, did relatively well, earning $107 million worldwide off a $47 million budget. But after that, things went quiet. If there were any plans to make a followup, they didn’t really materialize.

Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson Returning For ‘Shaft’ Sequel at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jessie T. Usher is the ‘Son of Shaft,’ Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree Also Returning

18 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The new Shaft movie won’t be another reboot. In fact, it’s going to be a family affair. The newly titled Son of Shaft has cast Jessie T. Usher in the title role, but he’s not coming alone. He’s going to have a little help from his father. And his great uncle. Because it seems that […]

The post Jessie T. Usher is the ‘Son of Shaft,’ Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree Also Returning appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Shaft Reboot Casts Shaft’s Son; Slj & Richard Roundtree Returning

18 August 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Independence Day: Resurgence star Jessie T. Usher has been cast as the lead in Son of Shaft, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree. »

- Timothy Lammers

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Son Of Shaft Has Been Cast

18 August 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Can you dig it? Shaft is on his way back to the big screen. This go around it will be the son of Shaft stepping into the spotlight.

During the early 1970s. Blaxploitation films were on the rise. Shaft was one of the first, as well as one of the most popular. John Shaft was the private investigator who was "Hotter than Bond, cooler than Bullitt." Played by Richard Roundtree in the original 3 films, Shaft was iconic in the 70s. In the year 2000 there was a requel made starring Samuel L Jackson as John Shaft II, the nephew of Roundtree's John Shaft I. Now it looks like Paramount is looking to continue the franchise with the Son Of Shaft.

Deadline is reporting that Independence Day: Resurgence star Jessie T Usher has been cast to play the son of Samuel L. Jackson's John Shaft II, John Shaft III. Jackson will costar, »

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher to Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequel

18 August 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After originally planning a full reboot of the ’70s classic, New Line is reverting back to a familiar formula for the next installment of “Shaft,” while also leaving the door open for a new face to take over the franchise.

Sources tell Variety that Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to reprise his role of the titular character with “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie T. Usher in talks to play Jackson’s son in the film.

Tim Story is directing a script from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

The original 1971 version — based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel — starred Richard Roundtree as a smooth private detective who’s hired by a drug lord to find his kidnapped daughter. The character became a pop culture icon and the theme song, written by Isaac Hayes, went on to win an Oscar.

Paramount Pictures rebooted the film in 2002 with Samuel L. Jackson taking over the role, and »

- Justin Kroll

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Jessie T. Usher is the Son of Shaft!

18 August 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Samuel L. Jackson will also reprise in the upcoming film

The post Jessie T. Usher is the Son of Shaft! appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

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Jessie T. Usher Tapped As Son Of Shaft; Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree Reprise

18 August 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: New Line and director Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher to play the progeny of detective John Shaft in Son of Shaft, which is gearing up to begin production later this fall. Samuel L. Jackson is negotiating a deal to return to reprise the role he played in the John Singleton-directed reboot of the Gordon Parks-directed 1971 action classic. Also returning, per sources, will be Richard Roundtree, who starred in the original film and returned in the 2000 film… »

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Every Samuel L. Jackson Performance, Ranked From Worst to Best

18 August 2017 7:42 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In honor of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, we rank every Samuel L. Jackson role, from Shaft to Snakes on a Plane. »

- Will Leitch and Tim Grierson

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'Shaft' Reboot Casts 'Independence Day' Actor Jessie T. Usher

15 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Independence Day star Jessie T. Usher is in talks to star in New Line's Shaft sequel, Son of Shaft.

Tim Story, director of Kevin Hart: What Now? and Ride Along 2, will helm the new film. Sources say the story will center on Usher's character, who is the son of John Shaft. Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to return for the new film.

Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow wrote the script, and Barris is producing with John Davis and Ira Napoliello.

The first Shaft movie hit theaters in 1971 and starred Richard Roundtree as the private detective who is »

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'Snowfall': FX's Crack-Era Drama Falls Between a Rock and a Hard Place

25 July 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In the new FX drama Snowfall, it's the summer of 1983 in South Central L.A.: palm trees, fire hydrants, boomboxes and the friendly neighborhood weed dealer. There's a kid named Franklin Saint – he went to a preppie boarding school in the Valley, but instead of moving on to college, he's drifted back to his old mean streets, working nights at a convenience store. By day, he sells pot to the local kids who dance while their radios blast "Jam on It." Across the country, a rap crew from Queens »

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Can You Dig It? Shaft Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

17 July 2017 8:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Shaft (1971) screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 21st and 2nd) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’  Midnight series.

“Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?”

Shaft was not the first Blaxploitation film but it is the most influential and one of the most memorable. A workaday script was launched into cultural orbit by the charismatic performance of Richard Roundtree and the unforgettable theme song by the late Isaac Hayes. The importance of this movie is not that it was hugely successful (although it was), but that it was among the first produced and performed by a crew and cast that was predominantly black. It proved that there was a significant audience for movies that represented black culture on its own terms and treated the audience with respect. Importantly, Shaft isn’t a »

- Tom Stockman

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