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Glee's Naya Rivera Returns to the Classroom for a Sexy Dance with Ne-Yo in Step Up: High Water

Glee's Naya Rivera Returns to the Classroom for a Sexy Dance with Ne-Yo in Step Up: High Water
Naya Rivera is back in the classroom in a whole new role, and People has the exclusive first look.

The 31-year-old Glee actress is transitioning from student to teacher in Step Up: High Water, the new 10-episode YouTube Red series based on the Step Up film franchise.

Executive produced by original Step Up stars (and real-life couple!) Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum as well as Step Up director Adam Shankman, Step Up: High Water turns the spotlight on a contemporary performing arts school in Atlanta and the lives of several ambitious young dancers.

Rivera plays school administrator Collette Jones in the show,
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'Straight Outta Compton' Actor R. Marcos Taylor Arrested For Terrorist Threats

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"Straight Outta Compton" actor R. Marcos Taylor -- who played Suge Knight in the flick -- allegedly went on a rampage at a New Jersey bank, threatening to kill employees and lunging at police. Cops say they were called to a Td Bank August 8 to handle an enraged Taylor. We're told the actor had an issue with a bank card and needed a new one, and he was hostile from the get-go. A witness tells us Taylor threatened an employee,
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'Straight Outta Compton' Star R. Marcos Taylor Charged with Assault

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'Straight Outta Compton' Star R. Marcos Taylor Charged with Assault
R. Marcos Taylor may have taken his Suge Knight role a little too seriously -- he's been charged with multiple counts of assault for punching 2 people ... but he says They came at him. The incident went down back on August 9 when sources tell us he punched the manager of a Carrabba's Italian Grill in Green Brook, NJ several times in the face after an argument escalated. We're told several employees dragged Marcos out of the
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Ne-Yo joins the cast of the Step Up TV series Step Up: High Water

As part of its expansion into original TV programming, YouTube is teaming up with Lionsgate to bring the Step Up franchise to the small screen with Step Up: High Water, and Variety is reporting that singer-songwriter and actor Ne-Yo is set to lead the cast alongside Naya Rivera (Glee) and Faizon Love (Couples Retreat).

The series focuses on a group of ambitious young dancers at Atlanta’s famed High Water Performing Arts School, led by Sage Odom (Ne-Yo). Also featuring in the cast are Lauryn McClain (Daddy’s Little Girls), Petrice Jones (iBoy), Marcus Mitchell (High Strung), Jade Chynoweth (The Last Ship), Carlito Olivero (Bad Samaritan), Terrence Green (Being Mary Jane), R. Marcos Taylor (Baby Driver), and newcomers Eric Graise and Kendra Oyesanya.

The ten episode series has been created by showrunner Holly Sorenson (Recovery Road), who will also executive produce with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton,
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A review of Paying Mr. McGetty (2017) A Traditionz Entertainment Production

Paying Mr. McGetty opens up in a plush hotel room with the protagonist Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor, Luke Cage, 48 Hours to Live) waking up after what is assumed a wild night gambling and drinking. To add to the fog in his mind, there is a beautiful woman laying in the bed next to him named Cecelia (Alissa Schneider, Wick City Rockabilly, October Rodeo) who explains what happened the previous night. After a phone call from Tyrell’s angry girlfriend Meena (Anita Clay, City of Gold, Adrenaline III), Tyrell and Cecelia exit the hotel, both parting ways with a friendly kiss. What was meant to be friendly turns out to be detrimental to Tyrell’s safety for the rest of the day. It turns out that...

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Don "The Dragon" Wilson's Paying Mr. McGetty gets a new poster and a trailer!

Action superstar and kickboxing legend Don "The Dragon" Wilson's latest film Paying Mr. McGetty, a quirky action comedy from Traditionz Entertainment, has premiered a new poster and a trailer! Wilson co-stars as a laconic hitman, while star R. Marcos Taylor (Baby Driver, Luke Cage) appears as a man about to have the most hilarious and perilous day of his life. The film premiered at the Burbank International Film Festival and won awards, and is looking at a release late 2017. Paying Mr. McGetty features a hot soundtrack by Kanye West, Etcetera, and more. Traditionz Entertainment produced the film, their latest picture with Don Wilson. Their previous collaboration was the family favorite The Martial Arts Kid, co-starring Jansen Panettiere and Cynthia Rothrock.  ...

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Exclusive Interview: Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and James Wilson on Paying Mr. McGetty

david j. moore chats with Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and James Wilson about their new film Paying Mr. McGetty

Kickboxing legend turned action star of over 30 feature films Don “The Dragon” Wilson is back in the radically unique action comedy Paying Mr. McGetty from Traditionz Entertainment, the same company that produced Don’s previous hit film The Martial Arts Kid. Don and his brother James Wilson, who produced both films, sat down with with Flickering Myth for an exclusive interview on Paying Mr. McGetty, and they discussed Don’s role as an assassin (a rare villain-type part for Don) in the film, as well as their company Traditionz Entertainment.

What’s the magic formula for you guys in taking on a project? How do you go about deciding what’s your next project? You’ve done two in a row with director Michael Baumgarten.

James: I like working with Baumgarten.
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Martial Arts Action Star Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back in the all-new action-comedy Paying Mr. McGetty!

          Martial Arts Action Star Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back in an all-new action-comedy!     Hollywood, CA (December 7th, 2016) Kickboxing Champion and legendary action star Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back like you've never seen him before in Traditionz Entertainment's action-packed comedy Paying Mr. McGetty from director Michael Baumgarten (The Martial Arts Kid)! After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor, Netflix's Luke Cage) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) -- a local mob boss' daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Wilson) -- a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell's...

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Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson is back in action-comedy Paying Mr. McGetty

Kickboxing Champion and legendary action star Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson is back like you’ve never seen him before in Traditionz Entertainment’s action-packed comedy Paying Mr. McGetty from director Michael Baumgarten (The Martial Arts Kid).

After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor, Netflix’s Luke Cage) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) — a local mob boss’ daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Wilson) — a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell’s head has dozens of others looking for him, too. Adding to Tyrell’s troubles, the worst thing of all… Meena, the love of his life, is put in harm’s way. Tyrell must make a stand by taking on the mob, taking on Shota, and finding the
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Movie Review – Paying Mr. McGetty (2016)

Paying Mr. McGetty, 2016.

Directed by Michael Baumgarten.

Starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson, R. Marcos Taylor, Anita Clay, Alissa Schneider and Wade Williams.

Synopsis:

After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) — a local mob boss’ daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Don Wilson) — a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell’s head has dozens of others looking for him, too. Adding to Tyrell’s troubles, the worst thing of all… Meena, the love of his life, is put in harm’s way. Tyrell must make a stand by taking on the mob, taking on Shota, and finding the money to pay their landlord — Mr. McGetty — before the day ends.

A hearkening back to the
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Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le and Beyond the Headlines: Michel’le preview

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le premieres tonight on Lifetime and dramatises the life story of Michel’le Toussaint and her difficult rise to fame. The original TV movie stars Rhyon Nicole Brown as Michel’le, Curtis Hamilton as Dr. Dre and R. Marcos Taylor plays Suge Knight, as he did in Straight Outta Compton. Michel’le narrates the film that tells the story of how the squeaky voiced singer was pulled from obscurity as N.W.A. surged in popularity. She ended up in relationships with both Dr. Dre and Suge Knight and faced extreme demands both emotionally and professionally. Following the movie is Beyond the...read more
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'Straight Outta Compton' Director's Cut Blu-ray Coming in January

'Straight Outta Compton' Director's Cut Blu-ray Coming in January
Follow the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. as they forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music. In Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director's Cut fans can follow N.W.A.'s electrifying lyrics and unique sound, which introduced a truth that no one had heard before and exposed life in the hood igniting a social revolution that still reverberates today. The culturally relevant and explosively entertaining biopic is coming to Digital HD on January 5, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 19, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions include the exclusive Unrated Director's Cut that gives fans more of the N.W.A. story with 20 additional minutes of the film. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Friday), Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of five young rebels from South Central Los Angeles who, armed with only their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent,
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Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records

Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
With the unprecedented critical and box office success of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, some of those involved are, not unnaturally, musing ways to follow it up. One such in particular is Compton co-executive producer L. Leigh Savidge, who's now in the early stages of turning his book and documentary Welcome To Death Row into a narrative feature.The story, touched on in Straight Outta Compton, would delve further into the formation, rise, copious feuds and controversy surrounding Dr Dre and Suge Knight's label Death Row Records: home of breakout megastars like Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and many others (including Dre himself).Those four principal players have already, of course, been cast in Compton: Corey Hawkins as Dre, Keith Stanfield as Snoop, Marcc Rose as Tupac and R. Marcos Taylor as Suge. There's no guarantee at this stage that all or any of them would reprise their roles,
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Straight Outta Compton earns a whopping $56.1 million

It’s been getting rather positive reviews (read ours here), and now the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has become another big money-winner for Universal, who are already having a great year.

Made on a reported budget of just $28 million, Straight Outta Compton went straight to the number one spot with a whopping $56.1 million domestic box office. This would make it the sixth biggest August opening, knocking off Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 2011.

Along with Jurassic World making it to $1.6 billion and with Furious 7 passing the $1 billion mark and Minions not far behind, it has been a great year for Universal.

See Also: Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray wants to direct Black Panther

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally
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Watch the 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast Talk N.W.A.

Watch the 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast Talk N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton arrived in theaters yesterday, and audiences around the country are already responding in huge ways. Early projections pegged it at taking in around $40 million at the box office, but it's already clear that those estimates were way off. Deadline reports that the N.W.A. biopic took in a massive $24.3 million on Friday, en route to an opening weekend that could surpass $60 million. While we wait for the box office estimates to come in tomorrow morning, we thought this was the perfect time to share a slew of video interviews with the cast and filmmakers who brought this incredible true story to life.

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells
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New Straight Outta Compton Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

Universal Pictures released their new drama movie, "Straight Outta Compton," into theaters today, August 14th, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that it did resonate quite well with most of them, getting an overall 71 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Aldis Hodge, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., and O'Shea Jackson Jr. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Odie Henderson from RogerEbert.com, gave it a great 100 score, stating: "It plays like a Marvel superhero movie had Marvel been run by Suge Knight." Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it a 90 score. He stated: "If “Compton” is undeniably of the moment, it’s also timeless in its depiction of how artists and writers transform the world around them into angry, profane, vibrant and singular personal expression." Peter Travers from Rolling Stone,
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‘Straight Outta Compton’ overcomes flaws with a provocative beat

Straight Outta Compton

Written by Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff

Directed by F. Gary Gray

USA, 2015

Not only is Straight Outta Compton a vivid snapshot of mid-1980’s South Los Angeles, it feels like something that might be percolating in modern inner cities. Director F. Gary Gray’s provocative film soars when it sticks to the vibe and pulse of the nascent “gangsta rap” movement. When it delves into serious drama, however, the results are decidedly mixed. Ultimately, the incendiary music and infectious defiance push Straight Outta Compton over the top, both literally and figuratively.

The power of music is its immediacy. It captures a moment in time and allows you to experience the emotions over and over again. For black teens growing up in the South Los Angeles region in the ‘80s, the predominating emotions were anger and frustration. The rampant drug trade, fueled by the recent infusion of crack cocaine from South America,
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'Straight Outta Compton' (2015) Movie Review

As a lifelong fan of N.W.A., I walked into Straight Outta Compton expecting something of a sanitized story of the gangsta rap group comprised of '80s West Coast rap pioneers Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-e, Mc Ren and DJ Yella. One fear had to do with the fact Cube and Dre were producing the film while Eazy, the troubled group's frontman, passed away in 1995. Ren and Yella are onboard as "N.W.A. advisors" and Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., actually stars as his father in the movie. Given the circumstances it was hard to expect an entirely unbiased look at the lives these guys led, growing up in Compton, Calif. exploring the struggles they faced, the mistakes they made, the success they found, the discrimination, the infighting, the breakups, etc. Taking that into consideration, things are as they would be expected, the end result is a mixed bag.
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Eminem’s 8 Mile gets an Honest Trailer

To coincide with this week’s release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Screen Junkies are coming Straight Outta Detroit with an Honest Trailer for 8 Mile, Eminem’s definitely not biographical tale about a rapper from Detroit who takes care of a cute little girl and has a crazy mom. Check it out here…

See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here

Straight Outta Compton stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop) as Dr. Dre, Aldis Hodge (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Mc Ren, Jason Mitchell (Dragon Eyes) as Easy E, Neil Brown Jr. (Bayou Tales) as DJ Yella, Keith Stanfield (The Purge: Anarchy) as Snoop Dogg, R. Marcus Taylor (The Gathering) as Suge Knight, Rogelio Douglas Jr. (Whiplash) as Chuck D and Paul Giamatti (San Andreas) as Jerry Heller. It is set to open on August 14th in the States
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Straight Outta Compton Review

I may not be a fan of today’s current hip-hop scene, but this reviewer has a soft spot for early gangsta rap. From Krs-One’s “Sound Of Da Police” to most of Snoop’s catalog, each song represents a cultural look into a world my safely-suburban-ass knows absolutely nothing about. The grooves are tight, the messages are blunt (the ghetto’s punk rock, if you will), and the performers are Real people (no frontin’), but someone had to first test the waters of society with such aggressive musical tastes. Those thuggish soldiers were known as N.W.A., a Compton “supergroup” who assaulted America with a bullish brand of street-wise entertainment that made them public enemy number one in conservative eyes – and smoldering stars to the rest of us.

Straight Outta Compton is no normal biopic though – it’s a revolution. It’s a statement in a time of social disconnect.
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