Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, and Almost Christmas) presents Girls Trip, a new comedy from director/producer Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut).
When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.
Netflix’s grittier version of The Avengers, The Defenders first trailer has finally arrived! The Defenders are comprised of Netflix’s Marvel heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and everyone’s favorite (insert sarcasm) Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
In the surprisingly at times light-hearted first trailer the group despite taking shots at each other come together to take down the mysterious foe Alexandra played by the iconic Sigourney Weaver. Checkout the action-packed trailer above and make sure to clear your calendar on August 18th when The Defenders arrive so you can binge-watch as you should!
Four life-long friends decide to take a trip to New Orleans and tackle Essence’s popular annual festival. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish star in the Malcom D.Smith (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut) comedy presented and produced by Will Packer (Think Like Man, Almost Christmas, Ride Along).
The ladies look to rediscover their friendship all the while drinking, dancing, brawling and of course find love in the big easy. The film also stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar) & Larenz Tate (Love Jones) so there is plenty of eye candy for the ladies in the film as well. Checkout the announcement trailer for Girls Trip above which hit’s theaters this Summer, July 21st .
Last Night in the heart of Harlem at Ginny’s Supper Club located in the Red Rooster, Netflix hosted an intimate dinner featuring the cast and crew of their upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage.
New York press and tastemakers filled the room, mixed and mingle with the cast while enjoying complimentary glasses of wine. Notable guests included Touré, Bevy Smith, Shannon Lanier (Arise360) , Chuck Creekmur (AllhipHop.com), Blogxilla and Brittany Lewis (Global Grind), Danielle Young (The Root), Gia Peppers,Alvin Blanco (Hip-Hop Wired) ,Hip-Hop Gamer (Hot 97) , Shamika Sanders (Hello Beautiful), SFPL’s own Rae Holliday, Gabriel Williams and Bernard Beanz Smalls & many more.
Cast and crew of the show in attendance included, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, score composers Ali Shaheed, Adrian Shaheed, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick and Theo Rossi.
Guests and the cast were treated to a three-course meal before the q&a with the cast moderated by Jasmine Simpkins (Hip-Hop Hollywood). To get things started Ali Shaheed and Adrian Younge spoke about the impressive hip-hop heavy score behind the show and even played an exclusive track from the show featuring Method Man.
The cast of the show then joined them to get the Q&A session started about the show. What was clear and very evident in the room was the excitement for Marvel’s first black superhero show. Among other topics touched on were as mentioned above the show’s hip-hop influenced score, the neighborhood of Harlem being its own character in the show, each of the shows characters themselves and more.
It was an amazing night and we were definitely honored to be in the building to be a part of such an important event in television. We got a chance tosee the show in advance and broke down why we loved the show, and we are quite confident you will too.
For more photos from the night hit the gallery below and remember to watch Luke Cage when it premieres on Netflix September 30th, 12:01 am PT!
weet Christmas! A lot of folks will be saying Luke’s famous catchphrase come September 30th when Luke Cage officially premieres on NETFLIX.
Luke Cage takes place several months following the events of Jessica Jones. Luke relocates from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem for a fresh start. He looks to keep a relatively low profile by working in the local barbershop owned by Pops (Frankie Faison) who is loved in the neighborhood. Night’s Luke works at a nightclub washing dishes that just happens to be owned by Harlem crime lord Cornell “Cottenmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali).
His peaceful life quickly changes when a bunch of local youngsters get involved in some shady business that turns deadly. Those events lead to Cage making the decision of having to come out of hiding and put to use his amazing abilities to keep the streets of Harlem safe.
We got a chance to screen the upcoming Netflix series and broke down five FLY reasons you will be binge watching Luke Cage. Yup Netflix and chill season is really upon us hit the links below for the breakdown.
weet Christmas! Netflix/Marvel gave us a small glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Luke Cage original Netflix series. Today we get a healthy look at the upcoming original series coming to the popular streaming service this September.
With the Isaac Haye’s “Walk on By” as the soundtrack we see the reluctant hero Luke Cage (Mike Colter) decide to use his abilities to make a difference in Harlem a “perpetual symbol of hope and prosperity” as described by Alfre Woodard who plays powerful political figure Mariah Dillard. We also get a really good look at his nemesis Cornell “Cottenmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) dishing out bloody and severe punishment. Rosario Dawson returns as nurse Claire Temple and is heavily featured in the trailer. Comic book nerds will also rejoice to see Misty Knight (Simone Missick) in the trailer as she is a major role player in the Luke Cage and upcoming Iron Fist universe.
We will also see exactly how Luke Cage gained his abilities due to a botched military experiment on him. This new trailer definitely succeeds in building up the anticipation for original series. Peep the intense new trailer for Luke Cage below:
Luke Cage premieres on Netflix, September 30th at 12:01 am! Looks like our Netflix and Chill nights will be action packed !
In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, ‘MLC’ is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
About Marvel’s Luke Cage:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Mike plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).