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.
As the 20-year-old Jacob Latimore awaits the debut of SLEIGHT hitting movie theaters nationwide this Friday (4/28), where he plays the starring role of “Bo,” he debuts the music visual to “Love Drug”. A fan favorite from his album Connection, the official song is about the intoxicating nature that new love exudes and in this case, Jacob is the supplier. The visual shot by Director Alfy shows not only Latimore’s silky vocals but his dancing prowess.
Today, the official trailer for the Tupac Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME has been released and you can view it right here at SFPL! The film is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2017. The biopic will also be closing out this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on June 17.
Directed by Benny Boom, the story stars Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as “Tupac Shakur”, and produced by L.T. Hutton, David Robinson and James G. Robinson.
About the biopic:
‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ tells the true and untold story o a prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics, and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
From the original movie soundtrack SING comes the toe-tapping hit song “Faith” performed by the legendary Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. The exclusive visual was directed by Garth Jennings, which shows Ariana and Stevie eventually meeting up at the grand piano as they sway, and belt out marvelous vocals with a few of the movie’s main animated characters. The song is also is up for a 2017 Golden Globe in the “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” category.
With the Hidden Figures: The Album soundtrack available for all to experience, Pharrell Williams and Kim Burrell took over the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon stage in support of the movie and music project with their soul-stirring hit song “I See A Victory.”
Take a look now as Kim stunned with her amazing vocals accompanied by a gospel choir and full band with a brass section.
‘Hidden Figures: The Album’ soundtrack is available HERE.
In celebration of the release of Universal Pictures’ upcoming holiday comedy, ALMOST CHRISTMAS, filmmakers and cast members Danny Glover, Will Packer, Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Jessie T. Usher, DC Young Fly and Keri Hilson attended the red carpet world premiere on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Regency Village Theater in LA.
Kevin Hart‘s alter-ego Chocolate Droppa releases an official What Now?mixtape in tandem with the new movie, with features including Migos, T.I., Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Wale, BJ the Chicago Kid and more!
The film adaptation of Paula Hawkins best-selling novel “The Girl on the Train,” delivers a portrayal that stays true to the core essence of the psychological thriller. Starring Emily Blunt, her performance as the unhinged alcoholic Rachel shines throughout the film, as we witness her cope with her inability to have a child and divorce from Tom (Justin Theroux); now remarried and with a new baby.
Spiraling further out of control, she loses her job at a PR firm in New York City yet continues commuting on the train everyday as if heading into work. While riding the train; which passes right by the house she once shared with her ex-husband, she catches glimpses of Tom and his new family further fueling her obsession with his new life. On her commute Rachel also eyes couple Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans), who she believes are the embodiment of true love and living the ideal life.
One day while riding the train Rachel spots Megan on the deck kissing a man who isn’t her husband. This shatters her fragile mental state even more and leads her on a terrible bender. The next morning Rachel awakens bloodied and beaten with no memory of the previous night. That morning she learns Megan who is later found murdered, has gone missing. With no recollection of her actions during her drunken stupor could she have done something to Megan? Determined to get to the bottom of it, Rachel injects herself deep into the investigation to uncover whether or not she’s capable of carrying out such a heinous crime.
Directed Tate Taylor, The Girl On The Train is cinematic murder mystery that will keep audiences unfamiliar with the book guessing to the very end. The film does a great job of building the suspense as we are unapologetically exposed to the lives of these multidimensional characters especially Rachel and Megan. Fans of the novel will appreciate Taylor’s ability to translate its key messages while adding touches that improve the big screen adaptation.
4 out of 5
The Girl On The Train hits theaters this Friday October 7. In the meantime check out the trailer for this moody thriller below.
What better way to end the week than to speak to two of our favorite Fly celebs, Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut. The talented duo stopped by SFPL TV to talk about their new film When The Bough Breaks, which is in theaters today!
In the movie, [slightly based on a true story] both Regina and Morris play a successful married couple, “John & Laura Taylor” who wants to have child but runs into some medical issues, therefore, seeking other options and needing a surrogate, which they found by the name of “Anna” (Jaz Sinclair). But unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse as the wanted lullaby life collides with a crush of psychoticism.
Also, Co-Creator/Editor of SFPL, Gabriel Williams advised Regina during the interview that she has been quite the social media star since a certain meme video has surfaced of her playing the past Scary Movie character of “Brenda,” but has been revamped of her watching Beyonce’s Lemonade film. Surprisingly, she never saw the clip and could not stop laughing.