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12 items from 2014


Trailer: Man Makes 'Grand Gesture' To Win Back the Love of His Life (Mvaaff Premiere)

28 July 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Dana Verde, an independent afro-Cuban filmmaker we've interviewed in the past, and whose work we've written about before on this blog, is ready to tour the independent film circuit with her latest feature titled "Grand Gesture", a micro-budget (10k) romantic comedy about a man named Craig, played by Alfred E. Rutherford ("Popus Pane"), desperate to win Naima back. Played by Serena Reeder ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'"), she's the one that got away and the woman he loves. While waiting for her to meet up with him at a cafe in Harlem, NYC - for one last chance to win her affections, Craig recounts the love story to cafe patrons, who provide »

- Vanessa Martinez

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Your Favorite Thing Today: Watch 50 Cent Star in 'Malefiftycent'

9 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  It's been 11 years since 50 Cent's album Get Rich or Die Tryin' appeared on the scene. The rapper turned actor is back — and this time he's ready to "Get Witch or Die Tryin'." The artist appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live where a trailer for Malefiftycent was screened — a parody on Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, currently in theaters. It's short and sweet and we can't stop laughing when Fiddy growls his lines. Plus, just seeing him wearing those horns is entertainment enough. The rapper has a new album out called Animal Ambition, but we're kind of lamenting the fact that he didn't make Malefiftycent a reality instead. Enjoy!       More From...

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Watch 50 Cent Star in 'Malefiftycent'

9 June 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's been 11 years since Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's album Get Rich or Die Tryin' appeared on the scene. The rapper turned actor is back — and this time he's ready to "Get Witch or Die Tryin'." The artist appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live where a trailer for Malefiftycent was screened — a parody on Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, currently in theaters. It's short and sweet and we can't stop laughing when Fiddy growls his lines. Plus, just seeing him wearing those horns is entertainment enough. The rapper has a new album out called Animal Ambition, but we're kind of lamenting the fact that he didn't make Malefiftycent a reality instead. Enjoy!  

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Review: 'Power' is the Best TV Show Ever Produced By 50 Cent (and the Worst)

7 June 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

You know "Power" even before you start watching it. The drama executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson exudes the qualities, but not quality, of his other "street" films, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (a well-above-average film, actually) and "Righteous Kill" (the Robert DeNiro/Al Pacino team-up that's as awful as "Heat" is superb). The formula is simple: A muscle-y tall black male with a limited vocabulary proves his toughness early on before revealing a side of himself not welcomed by his single-minded peers. He wants out of the game, but he can't admit to anyone -- not even himself -- that he's scared to try. Sadly, "Power" doesn't seem to elevate the conversation past those previously explored ideas, nor does it carry the sense of urgency needed to escalate its events. The posters and early previews of the new Starz series stressed the duality of Ghost, our lead character's most »

- Ben Travers

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Review: 'Power' is the Best TV Show Ever Produced By 50 Cent (and the Worst)

7 June 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You know "Power" even before you start watching it. The drama executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson exudes the qualities, but not quality, of his other "street" films, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (a well-above-average film, actually) and "Righteous Kill" (the Robert DeNiro/Al Pacino team-up that's as awful as "Heat" is superb). The formula is simple: A muscle-y tall black male with a limited vocabulary proves his toughness early on before revealing a side of himself not welcomed by his single-minded peers. He wants out of the game, but he can't admit to anyone -- not even himself -- that he's scared to try. Sadly, "Power" doesn't seem to elevate the conversation past those previously explored ideas, nor does it carry the sense of urgency needed to escalate its events. The posters and early previews of the new Starz series stressed the duality of Ghost, our lead character's most »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: 50 Cent & Disney Collide In Trailer Parody 'Malefiftycent'

6 June 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Geez, has it really been a decade since Get Rich Or Die Tryin'? Huh, looks like we're getting old. At any rate Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has a new album out called Animal Ambition and you don't get rich or die tryin' without some major promo steez. And thankfully, Disney provided the perfect opportunity for Fiddy to riff on. The rapper dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night where "Malefiftycent" was unveiled, a trailer parody riffing on, you guessed it, "Maleficent." Considering the amount of effort Kimmel usually puts into these things, this seemed pretty lackluster. It's mostly the trailer you've seen with Fiddy subbed in for a couple throwaway lines that aren't very funny. But hey, curiosity is a strange animal, perhaps an ambitious one, and we know you're gonna click below like we did. It's science. [First Showing] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Fight the 'Power': 50 Cent on His New Cable TV Drama

5 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Back when Curtis James Jackson III was working an outer-borough corner — and before the South Jamaica resident became rap star/movie star/business mogul 50 Cent — he saw a lot of power plays and pole positioning go down among some would-be street kingpins. Compared to some of the sharks he's encountered in boardrooms, however, those guys in the drug game seemed like amateurs. "Oh man, on a corporate level — I've seen more ruthless moves made in black and white on a piece of paper than I've seen on the streets of my old neighborhood, »

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50 Cent To Play Himself In Melissa McCarthy's 'Spy'

2 April 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Hard to believe it's been more than a decade since 50 Cent rapped on Get Rich Or Die Tryin', one of hip hop's most influential albums. Time hasn't been kind to Fitty: one could argue the record industry has never been the same since the mid aughts. But he certainly lived out the title of that album, diversifying his portfolio with a number of multimedia strategies, including acting. With this latest casting missive, however, Curtis 50 Cent might have nailed his biggest onscreen role yet. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the rapper-actor-Vitamin Water pitchman has landed a part in Spy. You may not recognize this movie by the title . it's what we're now calling the Melissa McCarthy vehicle that originally went by the name Susan Cooper. An improvement, even as it swaps out one type of generic for another, but whatever. While no plot details have been shared regarding his role, apparently »

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50 Cent joins Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's Spy

2 April 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

50 Cent will join Melissa McCarthy in Spy.

Rapper Curtis Jackson will play himself in director Paul Feig's film - which was previously titled Susan Cooper - according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jude Law will feature in the film as a suave spy, with Jason Statham as a clumsy and overconfident agent.

Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long will also appear in the movie.

It is yet to be revealed how 50 Cent will figure in the plot.

McCarthy continues her collaboration with Feig, following on from Bridesmaids and The Heat.

Curtis has previously featured in Get Rich or Die Tryin', Home of the Brave and Righteous Kill.

The 20th Century Fox picture will begin shooting in Budapest in April.

Spy is scheduled for release on May 22, 2015. »

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50 Cent leaves Eminem’s major label imprint to go independent

20 February 2014 2:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — After battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist.   The rapper announced Thursday that he's leaving his longtime record label, Universal Music Group's Interscope Records, and Eminem's imprint, Shady/Aftermath.   The Grammy winner and his G-Unit Records have signed a distribution agreement with Caroline, the independent label at Capital Music Group. Capitol is one of the many labels that are part of Universal Music Group.   50 Cent launched an ultra-successful, six-times platinum debut with "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" in 2003, when he burst on the music scene with Eminem as his mentor. His sophomore album, 2005's "The Massacre," was almost as successful, but other albums didn't match his previous efforts and he expressed his unhappiness with his label. 50 Cent had been planning to release a fifth album on the label, but it was set with multiple release dates and singles, »

- Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer

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