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1974 Blaxploitation Classic Willie Dynamite Available on Blu-ray January 8th From Arrow Video

The 1974 Blaxploitation Classic Willie Dynamite will be available on Blu-ray January 8th from Arrow Video

”The hands-down winner of the all-out best blaxploitation movie of the seventies,” declares author and artist Darius James in That s Blaxploitation! Willie Dynamite may not be as well-known as John Shaft, Sweet Sweetback or Super Fly’s Youngblood Priest, but he certainly deserves to be.

Who is Willie Dynamite? He s the flashiest pimp in New York he drives a personalized purple-and-gold Cadillac and wears some of the most eye-catching outfits ever seen on a cinema screen. He wants to be number one, but with the police, the D.A., fellow pimps and a tough-talking social worker on his tail, can a man as arrogant and amoral as Willie D avoid a downfall?

Willie Dynamite competes with the best of blaxploitation on all levels. Roscoe Orman dominates with his central performance a star turn
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Shaft

Gordon Parks and Ernest Tidyman transformed the action film with this charismatic, Chandleresque Brooklyn private eye played by Richard Roundtree, the spiritual father to Foxy Brown, Cotton, The Hammer and many others. One of the first and slickest of the “blaxploitation” films, it was followed by two sequels, a TV series and a recent remake starring Samuel L. Jackson. Isaac Hayes’ title song won the Oscar.

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Taraji P. Henson stars in UK trailer for ‘What Men Want’

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Paramount Pictures has released the first UK trailer for the remake ‘What Men Want’, the role reversal version of Mel Gibson’s What Women Want.

Taraji P. Henson plays a successful sports agent who is constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. One day, she suddenly gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses that power to outsmart her colleagues and try to sign the next basketball superstar.

Her actions soon put her relationships with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Directed by Hairspray’s Adam Shankman, Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

Also in trailers – Stan and Ollie feel the strain of friendship in new Us trailer

What Men Want Official Synopsis

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent
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What Men Want Red Band Trailer Gets Raunchy with Taraji P. Henson and Pete Davidson

Paramount Pictures has released a new red-band trailer for What Men Want. This gender-swapped remake of the 2000 romcom classic starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, What Women Want, will arrive in theaters nearly 20 years after the original in an era that is very obsessed with, not just remakes and reboots of every sort, but taking original concepts and turning them on their head. Such is the case with What Men Want, which sees Taraji P. Henson reading men's thoughts.

The studio previously revealed a teaser trailer for the remake in August, but this red-band trailer gives a much more thorough, Nsfw look at what's coming our way next year. "Listen up a**holes," Taraji P. Henson shouts at the very beginning of the new trailer. SNL cast member Pete Davidson chimes in soon thereafter with his own curse-filled tirade before we get into the meat of the matter, when Henson
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Red band trailer for What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson

A new red band trailer has arrived online for What Men Want, director Adam Shankman’s upcoming gender-swapped remake of the 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want, which sees Taraji P. Henson leading a cast that includes Aldis Hodge, Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Max Greenfield, and Wendi McLendon-Covey; check it out here…

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.
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Rowdy Red Band Trailer for 'What Men Want' Starring Taraji P. Henson

"You know, you could use this to your advantage." Paramount Pictures has released a new red band trailer for the upcoming workplace comedy What Men Want, starring the Oscar-nominated Taraji P. Henson as a successful sports agent who gains the power to hear men's thoughts. A sex-flip on Nancy Meyers' What Women Want. The movie is the latest directed by Adam Shankman and looks like a seriously rowdy, full-on R-rated comedy, with Henson letting loose. The cast includes Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. This trailer only has a few bits of harsh language, though I wish there was more because they're probably not going to hold back. And the new poster (below) is totally nuts. Here's the new red band trailer (+ poster) for Adam Shankman's What Men Want, direct from YouTube: You can still watch the first official trailer for Shankman's What ...
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‘What Men Want’ Red Band Trailer: Pete Davidson Speaks His Red Band Mind

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Don’t let the holidays keep you from enjoying a bawdy good Red Band not-safe-for-work trailer: Paramount today released a new one for What Men Want, director Adam Shankman’s gender-switched re-do, starring Taraji P. Henson, of Nancy Meyers’ 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want.

Henson, of course, takes the Mel Gibson role, and while a trailer released last summer efficiently set up the mind-reading premise, today’s Red Band clip adds a glimpse of the raunchy tone that any comedy peering into the mind of the male had better be prepared for.

Actually, Henson gets things off to a fine Red Band start with a shout of “Listen up assholes!”

But the trailer truly earns its Red Band with a quick scene featuring Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson, a co-worker in the sports management company for which Henson’s Ali Davis works and struggles. And Ali doesn’t even
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Lethal Weapon Season 3 Episode 3 Review: A Whole Lotto Trouble

Lethal Weapon keeps it all in the family as personal dramas strike both Cole and Murtaugh in a particularly well structured episode.

“I’ve got a feeling that today’s gonna’ be my lucky day.”

Lethal Weapon has always shown an unabashed glee towards its big explosions and hold-your-breath action sequences, but while it wears those flashy elements on its sleeve, it’s not hard to see that Lethal Weapon is really a show about family.

The bond and importance of family has present since day one, but it’s become especially prevalent in the show’s new season, largely because of the loss of Riggs and the Murtaughs opening their hearts (and table) to a new person. The first two episodes have dug especially deep into Murtaugh and Cole’s family drama, but with the prevalence of these things in “A Whole Lotto Trouble,” it becomes clear that this
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Charlton Heston movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘The Ten Commandments’

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Charlton Heston movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘The Ten Commandments’
Charlton Heston would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on October 4, 2018. Born in 1923, the actor became a household name with leading roles in action adventures and biblical epics. But his credits extended past those two well-worn genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

After serving in the United States Army Air Force during WWII, Heston made his professional movie acting debut with the film noir “Dark City” (1950). His big breakthrough came just two years later with Cecil B. DeMille‘s big top soap opera “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952), in which he played the circus manager. Though an audience favorite in its time, the film often ranks among the all-time worst Oscar winners for Best Picture.

Heston later reunited with DeMille to play the Old Testament prophet Moses in “The Ten Commandments” (1956), which brought him a Golden Globe nomination.
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‘What Men Want’: Taraji P. Henson Comedy Moves To Pre-Valentine’s Weekend

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Paramount has moved the release of its Taraji P. Henson comedy What Men Want from mid-January to February 8, to better capitalize on pre-Valentine’s Day business at the box office.

The gender-switching remake of Nancy Meyers’ 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want stars Henson in the Mel Gibson role. She plays Ali Davis, a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Adam Shankman directs, and Richard Roundtree,
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Taraji P. Henson gets into mens heads in trailer for What Men Want

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The debut Us trailer for the gender-swapped remake of Mel Gibson’s What Women Want, What Men Want has been released by Paramount Pictures.

Taraji P. Henson plays a successful sports agent who is constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. One day, she suddenly gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses that power to outsmart her colleagues and try to sign the next basketball superstar.

Her actions soon put her relationships with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Directed by Hairspray’s Adam Shankman, Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

Also in trailers – It’s shark-bait time in teaser trailer for sequel 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter

The film is due for a Us release in January 2019

What Men Want Synopsis
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Tajiri P. Henson Can Read Men's Minds in Trailer For What Men Want

The first trailer for Tajiri P. Henson's What Men Want has arrived, and all I can say is I hope this gender-bent reboot is better than the original which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

What Men Want also stars Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson,
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First Look at Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want'

First Look at Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want'
Taraji P. Henson shows off her funny side in the first trailer for comedy 'What Men Want.'

The movie is a gender-reversed take on the 2000 hit 'What Women Want,' which starred Mel Gibson and centered on a chauvinistic executive who gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

In the upcoming movie, Henson plays a successful sports agent who is passed up for a well-deserved promotion and questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man's world.

After taking a "magic potion," she gains the ability to hear men's thoughts and uses her newfound power to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar. But the lengths to which she resorts puts her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Henson is perhaps best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Cookie Lyon in FOX drama "Empire" and starred in 2016 box-office hit 'Hidden Figures.'

Directed by Adam Shankman ('Hairspray'), the cast also includes Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske, and Erykah Badu.

'What Men Want' is set for release in U.S. theaters on Jan. 11, 2019.

Watch the trailer here.

What Men Want Trailer Puts a Gender-Spin on Mel Gibson's Classic

What Men Want Trailer Puts a Gender-Spin on Mel Gibson's Classic
First Ghostbusters. Then Ocean's 8. Now, we get What Men Want, a remake of the Mel Gibson comedy classic What Women Want, which puts a gender-swapped spin on the idea. Taraji P. Henson takes over the lead role, and if we're to believe the first trailer, it will be hilarious.

Paramount Pictures obviously knows what men want. They want a romantic comedy headed-up by Taraji P. Henson. Girls Trip producers Will Packer and James Lopez are behind this upcoming winter release, and they had a big hit on their hands with that previous comedy. So they obviously know what men want too. Do we have to say it any louder? They want more Taraji P. Henson!

Adam Shankman directs What Men Want. He's perhaps best known for reviving John Waters' cult classic Hairspray as a big screen musical. The original What Women Want was one of Mel Gibson's last great films.
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First trailer for What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson

Paramount Pictures has debuted the first trailer for What Men Want, the upcoming gender-swapped remake of the 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want, which sees Taraji P. Henson leading a cast that includes Aldis Hodge, Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Max Greenfield, and Wendi McLendon-Covey; check it out here…

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

What Men Want is
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‘What Men Want’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Takes A Trip To The Male Mind

‘What Men Want’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Takes A Trip To The Male Mind
Looking into the minds of men could provide enough darkness for any number of horror films, but Adam Shankman’s What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson goes for the laughs.

In this remake of Nancy Meyers’ 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want, Henson takes the Mel Gibson role as Ali Davis, a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues.

The official summary: When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Directed by Shankman
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Taraji P. Henson in First Trailer for Adam Shankman's 'What Men Want'

"I'm so sick of this boys club!" Paramount Pictures has debuted the first full trailer for a funky workplace comedy titled What Men Want, starring the Oscar-nominated Taraji P. Henson as a successful sports agent. The movie is the latest directed by Adam Shankman and comes from a story written by Nancy Meyers. The movie features a twist where she suddenly gains the ability to hear men's thoughts, which gives her an edge on signing the next basketball superstar. The cast includes Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. I will say this actually looks quite funny despite being very cheesy, but I'm down to give it a shot. Here's the first official trailer for Adam Shankman's What Men Want, direct from Paramount's YouTube: Ali (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly ...
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 9)

1986: Another World's Cass was determined to see Kathleen.

1991: Days of our Lives' Jack and Jennifer saw a familiar star.

2002: Passions' Theresa begged for help during her execution.

2003: All My Children's Bianca burned her clothes after the rape."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1946: Mary-Ellis Bunim was born. She produced daytime soap operas Search for Tomorrow, As the World Turns, Santa Barbara and Loving
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Class of 88: “You Have the Right to Remain Silent… Forever” – Maniac Cop

All right class, take your seats. It's time for roll call: Bruce Campbell? Tom Atkins? Laurene Landon? Richard Roundtree? Robert Z'Dar? Robert Z'Dar? Unfortunately, Robert is no longer with us, however, he and his contributions to cinema won't be forgotten. His film career spanned decades, mostly within the horror and action genres from the mid-’80s to as current as 2014. His most notable roles being Samurai Cop and of course Maniac Cop and its subsequent sequels.

Interesting how life takes you down a path that you don’t even see coming. Back in 2015 while at a friend's movie night, we were watching Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and after the credits rolled, Maniac Cop popped up in the "suggestions" section. We knew that Robert was in Samurai Cop and we enjoyed his presence and personality there, so it didn’t take much convincing to give it a chance. Not to mention,
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'Shaft': THR's 1971 Review

'Shaft': THR's 1971 Review
On June 25, 1971, MGM held the premiere for Gordon Parks' adaptation of Shaft in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's original review of the R-rated detective film is below.

Shaft, a Sterling Silliphant-Roger Lewis Production for MGM release, is about a black private eye in Harlem. Produced by Joel Freeman and directed by Gordon Parks, it stars Richard Roundtree. It will surely do very well this summer financially, especially with black audiences, both in its first runs and in later multiple release. 

But Shaft is not a good movie. In many ways, it resembles last year's Cotton Comes to ...
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