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Dr. Dre Is Looking To Make a Marvin Gaye Biopic

Music producer, former N.W.A. member, and headphone entrepreneur Dr. Dre is reportedly looking to bring a biopic based on the life of music legend Marvin Gaye to screens. Dre has reportedly secured the rights to Gaye’s music to use on the soundtrack, so reports Variety.

Gaye is famous for songs like “Trouble Man,” “Sexual Healing,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Let’s Get It On,” and is widely considered to be one of the best musicians of his generation. He was shot and killed by his own father following a family dispute in 1984.

A film of Gaye’s life has been in development many times before with the likes of F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz all reportedly trying to get one off the ground. The trade reports that the story hasn’t been authorised by Gaye’s family until now.
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Off The Shelf – Episode 89 – New Blu-ray and DVD Releases for Tuesday, May 10th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 10th 2016.

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Follow-Up Shout Select Operation Dumbo Drop? Bill Hunt on Uhd Bd Cat People News Arrow Video: David Cronenberg’s Early Works (UK Only), The Complete Count Yorga (UK Only), Kinji Fukasaku films (Individual Releases), Microwave Massacre, The Bloodstained Butterfly Kino Lorber: Trouble Man, Witchcraft, Freeway (1988) Scorpion/Kino: Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Fabulous Films (UK): June 6th: Brewster’s Millions, Dragnet, King Ralph, The Jetsons Movie, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie Links to Amazon Back Roads Classic Hitchcock Deadpool Eisenstein in Guanajuato Father of the Bride Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman In a Lonely Place The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
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26 Movie Soundtracks Getting Vinyl Reissues Including The Godfather, Jaws, Pulp Fiction & Beetlejuice

[Press Release] Los Angeles -- Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl – including John Williams’ scores to E.T. and Jaws; Blaxploitation classics like Willie Hutch’s The Mack, J.J. Johnson’s Willie Dynamite, Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man and the hip-hop-flavored Juice; Oscar® winners such as The Godfather, Silence of the Lambs, Rocky and Good Will Hunting; and cult movies like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Knights, John LandisAnimal House, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Amy Heckerling’s Clueless and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The rollout got underway on January 20, with the release of Willie Hutch’s classic, much-sampled soundtrack to the 1973 movie The Mack, starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor, which was originally released on...
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Get excited! ‘Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4′ coming in June

Just when you thought you’d seen everything… here comes another 55 insane trailers to whip you into a frenzy in this collection of sick, depraved and hysterically brilliant movie previews from the golden age of Grindhouse cinema in Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4.

Following the successful and critically-acclaimed release of Grindhouse Trailer Classics 1, 2 & 3, Nucleus Films will once again take you on trip back to the “gory days” of cult and exploitation cinema with their latest unseen compilation of audacious theatrical trailers from the sleazy cinematic sub-genre known as “grindhouse”.

I’m a Huge fan of this series (check out this pic of my signed copies of the first 3 releases) so I’m super-excited to see what stupefyingly awesome trailers this collection has to offer. According to the press release, all of the trailers in this collection have been sourced from ultra-rare 35mm prints, many of which haven’t been seen since they
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Film Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Film Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” an impressively equal sequel to 2011’s superb origin story “Captain America: The First Avenger” that trades the earlier film’s apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood of a 1970s paranoia thriller — a resonance underscored by the casting of “Three Days of the Condor” and “All the President’s Men” star Robert Redford in a prominent supporting role. Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare, “The Winter Soldier” marks a generally assured return to features for sibling helmers Anthony and Joe Russo (who’ve been in a moviemaking deep-freeze since 2002’s “Welcome to Collinwood”) and should easily keep the franchise gravy train powering through to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” due next May.

Notwithstanding the magical serum
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First 10 Minutes of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Revealed

Earlier tonight, I attended at press event where I got to watch the full short Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, which is attached to the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Thor: The Dark World that debuts tomorrow, February 25. While you can check out our full report on the short film, and the Q&A that followed with writer-director Drew Pearce, producer Kevin Feige and Trevor Slattery himself, Ben Kingsley, Marvel had a very special surprise in store for the fans, the first 10 minutes of the studio's next Phase Two sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

If you don't want to know how the movie begins, then stop reading right now, because what follows will be a detailed description of these opening scenes. This is your last chance.... Still with me? Ok then, here we go.

The movie opens with a bit of levity, a serene morning in Washington D.
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He's Back!

He's Back!
Los Angeles — NBC says it's lining up musical artists including Rod Stewart to perform on "The Voice" in May.

The network said Monday that Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will take the stage on upcoming episodes of the hit singing contest.

Stewart and Green are set to sing on the May 8 episode of "The Voice." Lady Antebellum, Thicke, Williams and T.I will perform May 14.

All of the artists have new material to showcase, including upcoming albums from Stewart, Green and Lady Antebellum. Thicke, Williams and T.I. collaborated on Thicke's latest single, "Blurred Lines." Williams has a single out, "Get Lucky," while T.I. has the album "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head."

Most of the guest stars have "Voice" connections, including former coach Green.
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'Law & Order' Star Jesse L. Martin Back To Star In Marvin Gaye Biopic 'Sexual Healing,' Replaces Lenny Kravitz

What goes around comes around, or something like that. The forever developing Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" has once again switched out its lead, but this time has gone back the man who was originally tapped for the gig. Deadline reports that Jesse L. Martin (probably best known for stint on "Law & Order," but also a very accomplished Broadway vet) has replaced the recently cast Lenny Kravitz in the lead role. Back in 2008, the film was set to co-star Martin with James Gandolfini as Belgian promoter Freddy Cousaert, in the film that would chronicle Gaye's 1981 stint in Ostend, Belgium, where he recorded his biggest-selling album, Midnight Love. The relatively unknown Lauren Goodman was wrote the script (loosely based on the book "Trouble Man") and was going to direct, but was replaced somewhere along the way by the more experienced Julien Temple ("Joe Strummer:  The Future Is Unwritten," just one of
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Watch: T.I. says he's 'working' on 'Trouble Man' sequel but keeping his focus on the first

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Watch: T.I. says he's 'working' on 'Trouble Man' sequel but keeping his focus on the first
When it comes to rap, I know...well, pretty much nothing, really. But I did know enough to do my research before sitting down with hip-hop titan T.I. to talk about his new movie. A few clicks of the keyboard later and I had my obligatory "next projects" question. So tell me T.I., are you still looking to release a sequel to your "Trouble Man" album in 2013? "I hope so," answered the Atlanta-based rapper, who stars opposite Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in the upcoming comedy "Identity Thief." "I've already started working on it, but I'm trying not to get too...
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Last Night on Late Night: T.I.’s Spasmodic Performance on Jimmy Fallon

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Last Night on Late Night: T.I.’s Spasmodic Performance on Jimmy Fallon
Last night on Late Night, T.I. performed "Ball" off of Trouble Man with spasmodic fervor, though unfortunately sans Lil Wayne and his spasmodic fervor. Plus: Arnold Schwarzenegger doled out many a humorous diss — Jay Leno's "an idiot;" Chris Christie is not overweight, he's just water-retentive; and the state legislature comprises Johnny Knoxville-types and their jackass kin. Also, David Letterman called Don Rickles (out of the blue?) only to hang up on the poor guy as Regis Philbin sat stunned. Watch our compilation to see what you missed.
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Taylor Swift and T.I. lead the Billboard 200 at Nos. 1 and 2

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Taylor Swift and T.I. lead the Billboard 200 at Nos. 1 and 2
Maybe it hasn’t hurt Taylor Swift that the name of her album is one of the colors of Christmas: “Red” continues its lead on the Billboard 200 album sales chart for a sixth non-consecutive week. The set sold 276,000 copies, up 32% in sales over the previous week. That set beats out T.I.’s fresh set “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,” bowing at No. 2 with 179,000. His last album “No Mercy” was met with 160,000 in 2010, peaking at No. 4. It, too, was released late into December. Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” slips No. 2 to No. 3...
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Five-year Plan: December albums

December is a month that increasingly sees few releases of new albums, so the closer this list gets to the present day, the fewer albums of importance there are to discuss, and most of those are hip-hop albums.

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Traffic: Mr. Fantasy Aka Heaven Is in Your Mind (Island)

Shortly after Steve Winwood quit the Spencer Davis Group (of which he was the lead singer and organist), he formed Traffic with some guys he'd jammed with at a club in Birmingham: guitarist/vocalist Dave Mason, saxophonist/flutist Chris Wood, and drummer/lyricist Jim Capaldi. After a couple of hit singles, they convened at a country cottage and put together the debut album by Traffic, titled Mr. Fantasy in their native country. By the time it was released, Mason had already quit.

The English and American editions were rather different. Not only did the U.S. LP (on United Artists) have
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T.I. Gives Advice On Pain

By Peter Bailey

Most stars crumble amid turmoil, and then are those who rise in spite of, impervious to fame's casualties.

Enter T.I.

For him it seems tribulation is a close ally -- a questionable one, but an ally nonetheless inspiring greatness. "It's necessary sometimes to celebrate the pain, if not, the pain wins," explains T.I.

So inspired by the trouble that's become the protagonist in his rap narrative, the Bankhead superstar named his forthcoming album "Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head."

The album is a soulful ode to another troubled genius, and Marvin must be smiling down at his kindred's brother defiance to defeat.

I'm sure 2pac is happy his heir apparent is keeping hip-hop -- now painfully scripted -- authentic.

"I don't know why ya'll act surprised at my issues. I told ya'll about how I was living in my songs," T.I. explained to
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T.I. on Trouble Man, R. Kelly’s ‘Eclectic’ Art, and Will Smith

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T.I. on Trouble Man, R. Kelly’s ‘Eclectic’ Art, and Will Smith
T.I., the King of the South, is also the king of hip-hop comebacks. After shaking a high-profile prison bid in 2011, the Trap Rap star has evolved into a loving family man and multimedia hyphenate with ventures in acting, reality television, and authorship (he pens romance novels). As he prepares to release his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head (December 18), the always-charming T.I. spoke to Vulture.We spoke recently at your Trouble Man listening session in NYC. You mentioned that recorded 126 songs for your album and edited down to 16. Any plans for the remaining 110 songs?Some of them were released on the Fuck Da City Up mixtape I put out at the top of 2012. There’s maybe 67 songs that are opportunities whether its licensing songs for films, for brand connections — aligning ourselves with certain brands — and I believe I’m going to do
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Coolest of Crime Cinema: Essential Blaxploitation

After all the debates, controversies, and stereotype accusations have cleared, looking back on Blaxploitation cinema today it’s easy to see healthy portions of the crime and action genres. Using these genres and the struggles of the black community, these films were created for those that wanted to see African American characters on the big screen not taking shit from the man, “getting over”, and–above all else—being the heroes in movies. In the documentary Baad Asssss Cinema, Samuel L. Jackson gives his take on the heroes of Blaxploitation: “We were tired of seeing the righteous black man. And all of a sudden we had guys who were…us. Or guys who did the things we wanted those guys to do.”

The unsung supporting players in these films that backed Fred Williamson and Pam Grier and many other stars were people acting and making a living off of it.
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If You Put These Songs Together, You’ll Have an Outkast Reunion

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If You Put These Songs Together, You’ll Have an Outkast Reunion
Two rap songs of note were released into the wild last night: the monster "In the A," another cut of Big Boi's fast-approaching (and seemingly on schedule) Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and "Sorry," off T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. This is really T.I.'s day — he's also featured on "In the A," because that A is for Atlanta (Ludacris shows up, too) — but it will not go unnoticed that rap recluse/razor enthusiast Andre 3000 guests on "Sorry" and offers the following: "This the type of shit that'll make you call your rap partner/ and say I'm sorry I'm awkward/ my fault for fucking up the tour." The easier thing to do, Andre, would've been to carpool to the studio with Tip and then just say that to Big Boi on one of his songs, but okay. Just hit play at the same time,
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Lenny Kravitz Will Play Marvin Gaye In Upcoming Biopic

You’ll know Lenny Kravitz for his skilled musical output, flirting with Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, and for those little pirate earrings. Marvin Gaye… well, he’s the guy who guided you through countless awkward dates by means of the sexiest songs ever recorded. And now these two are set to unite, with Lenny Kravitz taking on the role of Marvin Gaye in upcoming biopic Sexual Healing (one that we hope, unlike the last four attempts, will actually get made).

Marvin Gaye, of course, is considered one of the great soul artists of all-time, though, like many of his contemporaries, he lived an often troubled and turbulent lifestyle. The biopic, to be directed by Julien Temple, will find its focus from the book Trouble Man, and will follow Gaye into the 80s, where drug addiction and industry tension were rife. Sexual Healing‘s musical rights have been reportedly sorted already,
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What's Going On: Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In Julien Temple's 'Sexual Healing'; Michael Hutchence Biopics In The Works

It certainly hasn't been for lack of trying that we haven't had a Marvin Gaye biopic. Cameron Crowe has been trying for years to get one made, while F. Gary Gray was also attached to helm a project titled simply "Marvin." But now it looks like Julien Temple is getting ahead of the pack with a leading man who has acting and musical chops. Lenny Kravitz will take the lead in the movie that has been brewing for a while now. Titled "Sexual Healing," at one time it was being shepherded by James Gandolfini with Jesse L. Martin in the lead, but they have both since moved on. Originally loosely based on the book "Trouble Man" (it's not clear who has drafted the latest script), the film will catch up with a drug-addicted Gaye, who had by the early '80s, had fallen out of favor with the music industry and its labels,
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