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‘Superfly’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Director X's Superfly starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis and Jennifer Morrison is headed to home video within the next few weeks.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Superfly Digital HD and Movies Anywhere version on August 28th.

Superfly on Blu-ray and DVD is slated for two weeks later on September 11th. A Superfly 4K Ultra HD release is not planned at this time.

Sony is including a tight selection of bonus features on all versions of Superfly. They include:

Three Exclusive Featurettes:

Trap Talk: The Music

Director X Scene Breakdown

Superfly: The Remix

Future’s “No Shame” Music Video featuring Partynextdoor

Making of “No Shame” Music Video

Pre-order Superfly on Blu-ray combo at Amazon.

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Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…

Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…
As everyone looks to the major nominees for star-studded battles, let’s not forget that many familiar faces are popping up left and right in some less-publicized Emmy categories. The majority of these winners will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmys in two separate ceremonies on September 8 and 9, eight days before the primetime telecast on September 17.

The Best Narrator category is chock full of celebrities. Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II”) competes against Charles Dance (“Savage Kingdom”), Morgan Freeman (“March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”), Carl Reiner, and Liev Schreiber (“24/7”).

See 2018 Emmy reactions: Our readers overjoyed for Issa Rae, but they Hate the snubs for Alison Brie and ‘Will & Grace

Reiner is the only previous winner in the bunch, with 9 total victories including two for “Caesar’s Hour,” five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one for “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coco, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special,
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Michael K Williams, John Leguizamo to Star in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Limited Series ‘Central Park 5’

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Michael K Williams, John Leguizamo to Star in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Limited Series ‘Central Park 5’
Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” has cast three of its leads. The upcoming Netflix limited series will star Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo.

DuVernay will executive produce, write and direct the four-episode narrative series.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, “Central Park Five” will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The episodes will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.

Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will also executive produce for Participant Media, along with Oprah Winfrey under her Harpo Films banner, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions.
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Top 6 Emmy hopefuls I’m rooting for: Peter Capaldi, Rami Malek, Finn Wittrock …

Top 6 Emmy hopefuls I’m rooting for: Peter Capaldi, Rami Malek, Finn Wittrock …
I’m the patron saint of lost Emmy causes — is it still too late for “Buffy” and “The Wire”? — so while my colleague Marcus James Dixon recently singled out actors and actresses he’s rooting for who are on the bubble based on our racetrack odds, I’m focusing on the deep bench of 100/1 long shots who deserve recognition this year. But sometimes long shots pay off.

Last year nine actors earned Emmy nominations despite distant 100/1 odds in our predictions: Jane Fonda, Zach Galifianakis, Kathryn Hahn, Wanda Sykes, Samira Wiley, Mandy Patinkin, Shannon Purser and Michael Kenneth Williams and Bill Camp.

Emmy voting ended on June 25, and the nominations will be announced on July 12. So here are the top five male actors with 100/1 odds I’m hoping the television academy left room for.

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Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who: Twice Upon a
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Top 6 women who deserve Emmy nominations: Justina Machado, Jenifer Lewis, Marin Hinkle …

Top 6 women who deserve Emmy nominations: Justina Machado, Jenifer Lewis, Marin Hinkle …
Emmy voting for the 2018 nominations ended on Monday, June 25, with the official noms set to be announced in just a few weeks on July 12. I’m a sucker for underdogs, so while I love many of of the actors who are widely expected to be nominated, there are a number of candidates I’m still rooting for even though they have distant 100/1 odds based on the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users.

But 100/1 odds don’t always turn out to be so bad. Last year there were nine actors who made the cut across more than a dozen categories despite having those odds in our predictions: Jane Fonda (Best Comedy Actress, “Grace and Frankie”), Zach Galifianakis (Best Comedy Actor, “Baskets”), Kathryn Hahn (Best Comedy Supporting Actress, “Transparent”), Wanda Sykes (Best Comedy Guest Actress, “Black-ish”), Samira Wiley (Best Drama Supporting Actress, “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Mandy Patinkin (Best Drama Supporting Actor,
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Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening

Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening
The opening weekend of “Incredibles 2” was, well, incredible.

The Disney-Pixar movie flew to a record-breaking launch of $180 million in 4,410 locations, easily landing the superhero sequel the best debut of all time for an animated film. That title was previously held by fellow Pixar sequel “Finding Dory,” which bowed with $135 million in 2016. “Incredibles 2” also landed the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time, and surpassed 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast” ($174.6 million) for the best debut for a PG-rated film.

Pixar’s 20th film easily won the weekend over new titles “Tag” and “Superfly,” which premiered with $14.6 million and $8.4 million respectively. However, those releases weren’t enough to grab the No. 2 spot from “Ocean’s 8’s” $19.5 million second weekend.

Overseas, “Incredibles 2” collected $51.5 million, where it has opened in 26% of the international market, for a worldwide start of $231.5 million.

Its predecessor, “The Incredibles,” opened in 2004 with $70.5 million, the second-largest
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Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening

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Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening
The opening weekend of “Incredibles 2” was, well, incredible.

The Disney-Pixar movie flew to a record-breaking launch of $180 million in 4,410 locations, easily landing the superhero sequel the best debut of all time for an animated film. That title was previously held by fellow Pixar sequel “Finding Dory,” which bowed with $135 million in 2016. “Incredibles 2” also landed the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time, and surpassed 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast” ($174.6 million) for the best debut for a PG-rated film.

Pixar’s 20th film easily won the weekend over new titles “Tag” and “Superfly,” which premiered with $14.6 million and $8.4 million respectively. However, those releases weren’t enough to grab the No. 2 spot from “Ocean’s 8’s” $19.5 million second weekend.

Overseas, “Incredibles 2” collected $51.5 million, where it has opened in 26% of the international market, for a worldwide start of $231.5 million.

Its predecessor, “The Incredibles,” opened in 2004 with $70.5 million, the second-largest
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
“The Incredibles 2” earned $18.5 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing “Finding Dory’s” animation preview record of $9.2 million.

Minions” earned $6.2 million in Thursday previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets” grossed $5.3 million. The preview gross for “Incredibles 2” is higher than those for “Beauty and the Beast” ($16.3 million), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($15.4 million) and “Justice League” ($13 million).

The sequel to “The Incredibles” is looking at a weekend opening of $120 million to $145 million. The first “Incredibles” opened to $70 million in 2004, and “Incredibles 2” will still have a higher opening than its predecessor even after inflation adjustments are made.

Also Read: 'Incredibles 2' Film Review: Pixar's Superhero Family Is Back, Baby - and What a Baby

Taking place right after the end of the first film, “The Incredibles 2” sees the Parr family face a new family dynamic after Elastigirl is recruited for a campaign to help bring superheroes back. While she fights the bad guys,
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Trevor Jackson Was Originally Told He Was ‘Too Young’ to Star in ‘Superfly’ Remake

Trevor Jackson Was Originally Told He Was ‘Too Young’ to Star in ‘Superfly’ Remake
Miami — “Superfly” star Trevor Jackson wasn’t sure that he would land the starring role of the latest Hollywood remake.

“I really wanted to be a part of this film,” said Jackson. “I auditioned twice, but I was told I was too young and I didn’t have a big enough name. I was [later] invited to [producer] Joel SIlver’s house, and I was told I got the role.”

Based off of 1972 film “Super Fly” directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., the 2018 feature is about a young successful drug dealer, named Priest (Jackson), who is ready to get out of the game. He lines things up for one final score that could retire him, but things go terribly wrong and now his loved ones are in danger.

Jackson, whose acting credits include ABC’s “grown-ish” and “American Crime,” joined “Superfly” filmmaker Director X and the rest of the cast in Miami Beach,
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Trevor Jackson Was Originally Told He Was ‘Too Young’ to Star in ‘Superfly’ Remake

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Trevor Jackson Was Originally Told He Was ‘Too Young’ to Star in ‘Superfly’ Remake
Miami — “Superfly” star Trevor Jackson wasn’t sure that he would land the starring role of the latest Hollywood remake.

“I really wanted to be a part of this film,” said Jackson. “I auditioned twice, but I was told I was too young and I didn’t have a big enough name. I was [later] invited to [producer] Joel SIlver’s house, and I was told I got the role.”

Based off of 1972 film “Super Fly” directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., the 2018 feature is about a young successful drug dealer, named Priest (Jackson), who is ready to get out of the game. He lines things up for one final score that could retire him, but things go terribly wrong and now his loved ones are in danger.

Jackson, whose acting credits include ABC’s “grown-ish” and “American Crime,” joined “Superfly” filmmaker Director X and the rest of the cast in Miami Beach,
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‘Superfly’ Buzzes to $1.2 Million Box Office Launch

‘Superfly’ Buzzes to $1.2 Million Box Office Launch
Sony’s “Superfly” remake buzzed to $1.2 million at 2,200 North American locations on its opening day on Wednesday.

The studio said the crime drama remains on track to take in $10 million to $12 million over the next five days.

“Superfly” got a two-day head start, debuting ahead of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which is expected to gross between $125 million and $140 million this weekend when it bows at over 4,400 locations. Warner Bros. and New Line’s R-rated comedy “Tag” is also launching, targeting a release between $12 million and $16 million in more than 3,000 theaters. Both “Incredibles 2” and “Tag” will hold preview screenings on Thursday night.

Music video helmer Director X took the reins on the remake of 1972 blaxploitation classic “Super Fly.”

The new film, which carries a $16 million budget, follows Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest — a career criminal who tries to escape the Atlanta drug scene, only to have one bad deal drag him back down.
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‘Superfly’ Buzzes to $1.2 Million Box Office Launch

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Sony’s “Superfly” remake buzzed to $1.2 million at 2,200 North American locations on its opening day on Wednesday.

The studio said the crime drama remains on track to take in $10 million to $12 million over the next five days.

“Superfly” got a two-day head start, debuting ahead of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which is expected to gross between $125 million and $140 million this weekend when it bows at over 4,400 locations. Warner Bros. and New Line’s R-rated comedy “Tag” is also launching, targeting a release between $12 million and $16 million in more than 3,000 theaters. Both “Incredibles 2” and “Tag” will hold preview screenings on Thursday night.

Music video helmer Director X took the reins on the remake of 1972 blaxploitation classic “Super Fly.”

The new film, which carries a $16 million budget, follows Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest — a career criminal who tries to escape the Atlanta drug scene, only to have one bad deal drag him back down.
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‘Superfly’ Soars to $1.2 Million at Wednesday Box Office

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‘Superfly’ Soars to $1.2 Million at Wednesday Box Office
Sony Pictures’ “Superfly” earned $1.2 million at the Wednesday previews, looking at a $10-$12 million opening weekend.

The remake of the famed ’70s blaxploitation drama “Superfly” holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 67 percent. Its reported budget was $16 million.

Superfly” stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a career criminal who wants out of the Atlanta drug business, only to get dragged into even deeper trouble after one bad deal. Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis and Jennifer Morrison also star, with Director X helming the film. “Watchmen” co-writer Alex Tse penned the script, with Joel Silver producing with Atlanta rapper Future.

“Superfly” will face off against Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” and Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s “Tag” this weekend. “Incredibles 2” could potentially post the best opening weekend for an animated film in movie history. Pixar
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Superfly Review: Stupid, Senseless, Infuriating Garbage

Superfly Review: Stupid, Senseless, Infuriating Garbage
Superfly, the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic, is tremendously disappointing on multiple levels. It is a misogynistic, long-form rap music video that glorifies racial and ethnic stereotypes. I'm going to take a deep dive trashing this film utterly, because it infuriated me. The original film faced some of the criticism I'm lobbing today, but there is a key difference. Both films have to be analyzed in the context of their era. The original was groundbreaking, a film where a black man beats the system to escape criminality. The 2018 Superfly had a chance to be meaningful and comment on similar issues today. Instead it plays to a ghetto reinforcing mentality with B-movie filmmaking and writing.

Trevor Jackson stars as Priest, an Atlanta cocaine dealer respected for his slick street game. Priest uses his superior intellect to fly below the police radar, but still be a major player in the drug scene.
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Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch

Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch
Superheroes are back to save the day — and the box office.

Incredibles 2” will give the North American box office a nice boost this weekend as the Disney and Pixar animated superhero sequel is looking at a broad range between $125 million-$140 million when it bows at over 4,400 locations. A launch near the higher end of that estimate would earn the highly anticipated adventure the best opening weekend ever for an animated film.

That title currently belongs to another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory.” The followup to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” launched in 2016 with $135 million and went on to pick up $486 million in North America and over $1 billion worldwide.

Like “Finding Dory,” enthusiasm has been strong for the sequel, which comes 14 years after its predecessor, “The Incredibles.” Early reception seems strong, as the film already boasts a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s on par with the acclaimed first film’s 97% average.
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Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch

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Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch
Superheroes are back to save the day — and the box office.

Incredibles 2” will give the North American box office a nice boost this weekend as the Disney and Pixar animated superhero sequel is looking at a broad range between $125 million-$140 million when it bows at over 4,400 locations. A launch near the higher end of that estimate would earn the highly anticipated adventure the best opening weekend ever for an animated film.

That title currently belongs to another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory.” The followup to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” launched in 2016 with $135 million and went on to pick up $486 million in North America and over $1 billion worldwide.

Like “Finding Dory,” enthusiasm has been strong for the sequel, which comes 14 years after its predecessor, “The Incredibles.” Early reception seems strong, as the film already boasts a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s on par with the acclaimed first film’s 97% average.
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'Superfly' Review: Remake of Blaxploitation Classic Only Hustles Itself

'Superfly' Review: Remake of Blaxploitation Classic Only Hustles Itself
At least it looks super fly. It's too bad that Director X (born Julien Christian Lutz), the Canadian short-form film master for the likes of Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj, stumbles when he has to stretch a scene past video length. He sets his blaxploitation remake in present-day Atlanta to separate it from the 1972 Harlem-based original, directed in a more straightforward-but-effective style by Gordon Parks Jr. (whose father, incidentally, took the reins of the equally influential Shaft the year before). It's still basically the same plot, but instead of Ron O'Neal
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‘Incredibles 2’ Takes Aim at Animation’s Debut Weekend Record

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‘Incredibles 2’ Takes Aim at Animation’s Debut Weekend Record
After its box office winning streak was snapped with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” flopping, Disney is turning to Pixar and “The Incredibles 2” to get back to its record-breaking ways.

And some box office trackers think that new records may indeed be set, as the sequel to Brad Bird’s superhero film could post the best opening weekend for an animated film in movie history. Pixar currently holds that record with “Finding Dory,” which made $135 million two years ago. Trackers are split on whether “Incredibles 2” will beat that, with some having it come just short at $125-130 million while others expect the new record to be set at $145 million.

Also Read: 'Incredibles 2' Is 'One of the Greatest Superhero Movies Ever Made' and 6 Other Fantastic Reviews

Disney is keeping its projections broad at $120-140 million as they release it on over 4,400 screens. But regardless of whether it tops “Finding Dory,
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‘Incredibles 2’ Poised To Squash ‘Dory’s $135M All-Time Opening Record For Animated Pic

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‘Incredibles 2’ Poised To Squash ‘Dory’s $135M All-Time Opening Record For Animated Pic
After the summer box office ratcheted down following the $125.5M opening of Fox’s Deadpool 2, Disney is looking to make up for any shortfall created by its Memorial Day weekend fumble Solo: A Star Wars Story with the release of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, which is eyeing between $135M-$150M this weekend at 4,400 theaters.

Some tracking services have the sequel around $125M, but the confidence out there from rivals is that Incredibles 2 could feasibly beat Finding Dory‘s $135M opening, which is by all accounts, the current domestic record for an animated pic’s opening.

With ComScore counting summer’s start as of the first weekend in May, we currently count $1.24 billion season to date, which is even with the same period last year, which turned out to be one of the worst summers in 11 years with $3.97B. In regards to marquee big-budget animation competition from a rival such as Illumination,
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Movie Review – SuperFly (2018)

SuperFly, 2018.

Directed by Director X.

Starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Esai Morales, Andrea Londo, Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton, Terayle Hill, Allen Maldonado, Dawntavia Bullard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brian F. Durkin, Big Bank Black, and Rick Ross.

Synopsis:

The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film ‘Super Fly‘.

The coolest thing about SuperFly is the long black coat and stylishly wavy hair from its protagonist Youngblood Priest. He’s a drug dealer with a moral compass looking to up his game and pull off one final score in order to retire from the unsavory business, living life a free man.

There is no real problem to be had with that part, but so many aspects of SuperFly are terribly amateurish (I guess this shouldn’t be a surprise as Mr. X has only made one other feature film), from the wannabe sleek melee fighting,
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