The Wash (2001)
Aside from the rave reviews, Straight Outta Compton only has one real competitor this weekend, Warner Bros.' spy-thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. While that movie is pulling in admirable reviews (68% "Fresh
“Mac And Devin Go To High School,” directed by music video helmer Dylan Brown, has been acquired by Anchor Bay Films for release. The film stars Dogg and Khalifa as the titular characters, and follows Devin (Khalifa) as a high-school whiz-kid turned anxious over the thought of his valedictorian speech, and his lack of real-life experience to justify it. Enter Mac (Dogg), a senior entering his 15th school year, who sets out to show Devin what he's been missing. Just a guess, but weed might possibly factor in as one of those life lessons.
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By Gil Kaufman
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Dr. Dre knows beats and he's one of the best at verbally eviscerating his enemies. But now the reclusive rap icon and music mogul is getting ready to enter a whole new arena of battle: the slasher movie.
According to Variety, Dre is set to co-produce the horror thriller "Thaw" for the Crucial Films movie banner. The script for the film will be written by Vik Weet, with a story focusing on an "ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon."
Variety noted that Weet curiously has also written another script for an as-yet-untitled thriller, to be directed by action veteran Renny Harlin about the investigation into the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, where nine experienced hikers were found dead in Russia's Ural Mountains.
Dre is no stranger to the movie business,
NBC has bought a pitch from Snoop and producer Don Reo ("My Wife and Kids"), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Snoop Dogg will star as the father of a group of unruly kids and also serve as a producer.
The premise sounds a little different than the idea we came up with when the project was first announced: A show called "What It Do, Nephew," in which he takes in his brother or sister's son. But that's Ok.
Snoop Dogg has a pretty sizable acting resume, including starring roles in "The Wash" and "Soul Plane" and several sitcom guest appearances, including two episodes of "Brothers" (which Reo executive produced) in the 2009-10 season. He also starred in the E! reality series "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood,
Now, he's set his sights on helping the next generation of eager entertainment wunderkinds. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snoop is teaming up with newcomer Wiz Khalifa on "High School," a new movie that the rapper calls "a comedy stoner movie, a little something for the stoners." Meaning... there's a little extra emphasis on the "high" part.
The project blossomed from Snoop and Wiz's collaborative efforts and friendship. Both musicians have albums on the way (Wiz's debut "Rolling Papers" bows on March 29, while Snoop's "Doggumentary" lands the same
But Snoop's side projects are often overlooked, which is a shame,
Of course, James already has some big screen experience under his belt with last year's Spirit Award-nominated doc "More Than a Game" about his Ohio high school squad, as well as some small-screen experience on "Saturday Night Live" and multi-character Nike commercials. Still, the track record for basketball stars crossing over
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