Detention (2011) - News Poster

(2011)

News

Rep Sheet Roundup: ICM Partners Signs ‘The Chi’ Star Tiffany Boone

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Boone time

The Chi’s Tiffany Boone has signed with ICM Partners. The alum of The Following plays Jerrika, the girlfriend of Jason Mitchell’s character, in Lena Waithe’s new Showtime drama. Her films include Beautiful Creatures and Detention and her TV credits include Southland, Grey’s Anatomy, Perception, Once Upon a Time and Complications. Boone continues to be represented by Link and Stone Genow.

ICM also has signed:

· Dougray Scott — the Mission:...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Rep Sheet Roundup: ICM Partners Signs ‘The Chi’ Star Tiffany Boone

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Boone time

The Chi’s Tiffany Boone has signed with ICM Partners. The alum of The Following plays Jerrika, the girlfriend of Jason Mitchell’s character, in Lena Waithe’s new Showtime drama. Her films include Beautiful Creatures and Detention and her TV credits include Southland, Grey’s Anatomy, Perception, Once Upon a Time and Complications. Boone continues to be represented by Link and Stone Genow.

ICM also has signed:

· Dougray Scott — the Mission:...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

How Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ Video Gave Rise to the Year’s Most Provocative Movie

How Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ Video Gave Rise to the Year’s Most Provocative Movie
For many moviegoers, only one film released in 2017 successfully confronted racial inequality under the guise of mainstream entertainment, and that was “Get Out.” But another movie that fell into that same category has yet to hit theaters. Joseph Kahn’s “Bodied,” an outrageous hip hop satire that screened in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival, has yet to land a theatrical deal; nevertheless, it topped IndieWire’s annual critics poll as the best undistributed movie of 2017.

The riotous comedy, in which geeky, overeducated white grad student Adam (Calum Worthy) permeates Toronto’s underground rap battle scene, is a blatant provocation: A big part of the movie revolves around Adam’s realization that racial epithets and other seemingly offensive aspects of rap performance are key to his own success in the scene, and that participants regard such button-pushing lyrics as less problematic than his socially-progressive background had led him to believe.
See full article at Indiewire »

Boyfriend Allegedly Killed Colo. Woman Missing Since 2013 After She Told Him She Was Pregnant

Boyfriend Allegedly Killed Colo. Woman Missing Since 2013 After She Told Him She Was Pregnant
A former college basketball standout is facing first-degree murder charges in Colorado, where he stands accused of murdering his girlfriend, who vanished from Denver in 2013 just hours after learning she was pregnant, People confirms.

Kelsie Schelling, 21, was last seen on Feb. 4, 2013, and had told relatives she was planning to drive to Pueblo, Colorado, to tell the news to her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, she was eight weeks pregnant with their child, according to police.

Police say she made it to Pueblo; her car was found in Pueblo about ten days after Schelling went missing.

At the time of Schelling’s disappearance,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

California 18-Year-Old Allegedly Confessed to Molesting 50 Children After His Mom Turned Him In

  • PEOPLE.com
California 18-Year-Old Allegedly Confessed to Molesting 50 Children After His Mom Turned Him In
A California teenager whose mother turned him in to authorities allegedly confessed to molesting more than 50 children over a span of eight years, People confirms.

Police allege Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, called his mother and told her he had sexually assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a motel he was staying at in Riverside. Boston’s mother then picked her son up at the motel and drove him to the sheriff’s office around 3 a.m. early Saturday, where he allegedly confessed to molesting more than 50 boys and girls since he was 10-years-old in different cities in Southern California.

“He was
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Mother's Boyfriend Arrested in Connection with Missing 3-Year-Old Girl Whom Police Believe Is Now Dead

Mother's Boyfriend Arrested in Connection with Missing 3-Year-Old Girl Whom Police Believe Is Now Dead
Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, the North Carolina girl who was reported missing this week from her Jacksonville home. Police have also announced that they believe the child is dead.

On Friday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI arrested Earl Kimrey, 32, the sheriff’s office announced in a press release. Kimrey has been charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, 2nd degree burglary, felony larceny, and possession of stolen property. He is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center on a $1,010,000 bond. It is not known
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Ariz. Man Suspected of Murdering Military Veteran Ex-Wife Who Has Been Missing Since September

  • PEOPLE.com
Ariz. Man Suspected of Murdering Military Veteran Ex-Wife Who Has Been Missing Since September
An Arizona man has been accused of killing his ex-wife, a military veteran who has not been seen since September, People confirms.

Dalen Larry Ware, of Laveen, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of murder after his ex-wife, Julia Jacobson, was reported missing last month, according to an Ontario, California, Police Department news release obtained by People.

Jacobson and her dog, Boogie, have not been found, but authorities say they believe she died a “violent” death, Detective Melissa Ramirez of the Ontario Police Department tells People.

The 37-year-old was last seen and heard from on Sept. 2, the day she was reported missing,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

‘Bodied’ Review: A Brave, Ambitious and Hilarious Assault on 2017 [Fantastic Fest]

‘Bodied’ Review: A Brave, Ambitious and Hilarious Assault on 2017 [Fantastic Fest]
Bodied is not the movie I thought it was going to be when I walked into the Fantastic Fest screening. Joseph Kahn‘s previous feature, Detention, is one of those so-crazy-i-can’t-believe-it-exists kind of movies and I think that’s what was in my brain when I sat down to watch his new one. The premise of Bodied […]

The post ‘Bodied’ Review: A Brave, Ambitious and Hilarious Assault on 2017 [Fantastic Fest] appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Drunk Time Traveler Warns Us of Coming Alien Attack

Drunk Time Traveler Warns Us of Coming Alien Attack
Casper, Wyoming is a pretty small town where not a whole lot of exciting things happen, but that all changed last week when a drunk time traveler was taken into custody by Casper police. The man was arrested for drunk in public and had a pretty convincing story about the impending alien invasion and his explanation of his time traveling abilities. Though he was not able to provide a specific date, the aliens will be arriving sometime next year and apparently alcohol contains the secrets behind time travel, which was hinted at during the end of the first Back to the Future movie when Doc throws a beer can into Mr. Fusion.

According to the police report, Bryant Johnson was approached by law enforcement for drunk and disorderly conduct and asked to speak with "the president of the town." Johnson reportedly told authorities that he wanted to warn the good
See full article at MovieWeb »

Bodied Review [Fantastic Fest 2017]

From the moment Bodied opens with a promotional advert for the Killafornia Battle League (in which we’re *immediately* told to “suck a dick!”) to the very last insert-rap-lyric-here outro line, director Joseph Kahn and co-writer Alex Larsen assassinate political correctness with pop-culture lyricisms and heat-seeking regard. Ninjas of the rapped word in their ranks, racial appropriation and misrepresented social justice tenacity in their crosshairs. We no longer can share a single thought without offending someone, somewhere, who wants to score uncashable “woke points” – and Kahn wants to make their fragile little minds explode. This is two straight hours of offensive battle rap bars, non-stop hilarity, layered introspection and the most stylized, take-no-prisoners commentary on what a black-and-white minefield our behavioral ethics have become.

That, and it’s the most motherflippin’ fun you’ll have in a theater of any kind this year, the next, and probably many to come.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Anthony Weiner Frightened of Prison Beatdown Because of Pedophile Label

  • TMZ
Anthony Weiner will probably be viewed as a pedophile and therefore a major target for violence by other inmates ... and That's why he wants to avoid serving time in a hardcore Brooklyn prison. Weiner's lawyer damn near begged the judge Not to send him to the notorious Metropolitan Detention Center. Our sources say Weiner is freaked out because inmates there dole out their own brand of justice against convicts serving time for crimes against children.
See full article at TMZ »

‘Bodied’: Joseph Kahn Crafts A Visually Dynamic Rap Battle [Tiff Midnight Madness Winner]

Movies about rap battles are a rare breed. Of course, there’s the blisteringly ill rhymes in 2002’s Eminem-led drama “8 Mile,” and, more recently, this summer’s Sundance sensation “Patti Cake$,” featured a white New Jersey teenager dreaming of rap-stardom. But Hollywood has mostly stayed away from this incredibly popular urban underground activity where rappers battle in improv-filled, braggadocio-laden, lyric spouting contests.

Director Joseph Kahn — the filmmaker behind “Detention” and dozens of iconic music videos for artists, most notably Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood”– acts like he doesn’t care about what might be his audiences lack of knowledge of the topic.

Continue reading ‘Bodied’: Joseph Kahn Crafts A Visually Dynamic Rap Battle [Tiff Midnight Madness Winner] at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2017 Tiff Movies

  • Indiewire
Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2017 Tiff Movies
The Toronto International Film Festival may be known more as a platform for fall season movies than a market, but there are plenty of strong films in each year’s lineup looking for U.S. distribution. While films ranging from the Margot Robbie vehicle “I, Tonya” to Louis C.K.’s “I Love You, Daddy” landed sturdy deals during Tiff, many other highlights remain homeless. Here’s a look at a few of them, presented in the hopes that distributors will take note.

Bodied

If Eminem got a PhD in English without sacrificing his hip-hop talent, he might have turned out something like Adam (Calum Worthy), the scrawny white hero of Joseph Kahn’s “Bodied.” Kahn’s long-awaited follow-up to his snarky teen slasher comedy “Detention” is a hyper-stylized rap satire that plays out like Scott Pilgrim stumbling into “8 Mile” and stealing the spotlight. Set in an assaultive world of underground
See full article at Indiewire »

Martin Shkreli's Tummy and Heart Will Be Happy with Prison Menu

  • TMZ
Martin Shkreli has one thing going for him in prison ... a tasty menu!!! The Pharma Bro -- who got his ass thrown back in jail after a judge revoked his $5 million bail for threatening Hillary Clinton -- is getting the goods at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Or as good as it can probably get for his taste buds. Martin -- who's been convicted in a securities fraud case -- will have healthy options to
See full article at TMZ »

Woman Charged with Murder After Boyfriend Is Found Dead in a Forest with His Throat Slashed

A 21-year-old woman faces murder charges nine months after her boyfriend was found naked with his throat slashed in a forest.

Megan Shaffer, of Carpendale, West Virginia, was charged on Thursday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisted suicide in the death of her 24-year-old boyfriend Alexander Stevens, court records show.

Stevens, of Frostburg, was found in the Savage River State Forest with a cat in a cage nearby, The Cumberland Times-News reports.

Shaffer originally claimed that Stevens had fallen to his death off a cliff.

Stevens’ death was ruled a homicide in March and Garret County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Kentucky Mom Pushed Off a Cliff and Her Young Son Is Killed After Their Abduction: Police

  • PEOPLE.com
A Kentucky man charged with the murder of a 5-year-old boy allegedly admitted to police that he’d killed the child after tossing the boy’s mother off an 80-foot cliff, People confirms.

Lonnie Belt, 41, allegedly told authorities he “struck the boy in the head multiple times with a metal object,” according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by People.

James Spoonamore was found dead Monday morning — six-tenths of a mile from where his mother was discovered badly injured on Saturday in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.

“It is pretty bad,” Kentucky State Police Sgt. Joshua Lawson tells People.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Tiff Review: ‘Bodied’ Gives a Middle Finger to “The Movie We Need Right Now” Ethos

This writer will admit that he joked to a friend recently about music video director Joseph Kahn’s slow feature film output over the last 13 years as almost making him the new Terrence Malick. While don’t take that as anything more than a goof, each of his three features do represent a very specific point in time that’s bound to be dated within a short period. His first feature Torque arrived in the middle of the Neal Moritz renaissance and was Kahn’s stealth attempt to smuggle a parody of The Fast and The Furious beer commercial aesthetic within an actual Fast and Furious knock-off. The second, Detention, came at the dawn of social media dominance, as obnoxious and scatterbrained a millennial anthem one could hope for.

Now arrives the third feature, Bodied, coming at the beginning of “Trump’s America,” and it is, if anything, a middle-finger
See full article at The Film Stage »

'Bodied': Film Review | Tiff 2017

'Bodied': Film Review | Tiff 2017
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, but the scrawny white boy at the heart of Bodied, a new battle rap comedy from director Joseph Kahn (Detention), is definitely one of the fiercest lyricists seen on screen since Patti Cake$ rocked the scene in Sundance last year, or since Eminem took to the stage in 8 Mile back in 2002.

It makes perfect sense, then, that the Detroit rapper produced this high-octane, highly politically incorrect indie effort, which follows the rise of an unlikely hero as he bashes opponents with his ill rhymes, wicked insults and progressive politics...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Toronto 2017 Review: Bodied Battle Raps Our Current Cultural Moment

Eager-beaver, and ready to rumble, Bodied, huffs and puffs its way into our current cultural moment with impeccable timing. Produced by Eminem and directed by cult (or as the cool kids say, 'vulgar') auteur, Joseph Kahn whose straight-faced ludicrousness on display in Torque and Detention have earned each a tiny but enthusiastic following. Here, with Slim Shady blessing and Kahn's amped music-video sensibility, they invert the 8 Mile rags to eventual (offscreen) riches story, into a bold, hyper-progressive satire. One that sees a bookish Berkley masters student trash-fire most of his white privilege in an earnest effort to become legit in the self-aware-misogynistic world of Battle Rap. Bridges, oh so many bridges, ones you probably never even knew existed, are consumed as paradoxes and inequality...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

‘Bodied’ Review: Eminem-Produced Satire Is the Most Subversive Hip-Hop Movie Ever — Tiff

‘Bodied’ Review: Eminem-Produced Satire Is the Most Subversive Hip-Hop Movie Ever — Tiff
If Eminem got a PhD in English without sacrificing his hip-hop talent, he might have turned out something like Adam (Calum Worthy), the scrawny white hero of Joseph Kahn’s “Bodied.” Kahn’s long-awaited follow-up to his snarky teen slasher comedy “Detention” is a hyper-stylized rap satire that plays out like Scott Pilgrim stumbling into “8 Mile” and stealing the spotlight. Set in an assaultive world of underground rap battles in which Adam finds himself unexpectedly talented, “Bodied” delivers the provocative goods at an alarming rate, and boasts Eminem as an executive producer as if to embolden its point.

With Adam learning to embrace racist and misogynist one-liners in his rise to hip-hop stardom, the movie might seem too crude for its own good, but “Bodied” — directed by an Asian American and largely starring people of color — has been designed to interrogate the very reaction provoked by its existence. It may be overlong and uneven,
See full article at Indiewire »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites