“Black strip clubs and white strip clubs are totally different,” Tyson Beckford previously stated. On May 22, moviegoers will see exactly how different. Based on the first trailer though, Chocolate City looks awfully similar to that other stripper movie. Both feature a young man hard up for money being introduced to the lucrative world of exotic dancing. Although this one, features Ginuwine in the film, and not just his hit song “Pony.”
Welcome to Chocolate City, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the exotic male dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild as these toned, talented men make fantasies come true… and the arrival of a young, new exotic dancer (Robert Ri’chard) has the spot sizzling like never before. At home, he is Michael, an inner city college student struggling to help his mother (Vivica A. Fox) make ends meet. However, when his part-time job doesn’t pay the bills, Michael begins to find success at a nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.” As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the female clubgoers’ favorite flavor while hiding his new “job” from his mother and girlfriend.
Along with Beckford, the Magic Mike-like film stars Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra and Robert Ri’chard. Chocolate City grinds into limited theaters on May 22, just weeks before the highly-anticipated round two of Channing Tatum and company. Check out the first trailer below.
22 years ago, your regular giant dinosaurs were plenty entertaining enough. But not so now. These days, you need them to be bigger and badder. Ergo the plot of the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise.
The unexpected result, however, of genetically modified dinosaurs is that they’re super intelligent and even more deadly. Didn’t they learn anything from the first go-round. Don’t f*ck with Mother Nature.
A new video, being dubbed the official trailer (didn’t we already have one of those) shows off these deadly new creatures wreaking havoc on unfortunate park attendees and other dinosaurs. It’s a bloodbath not scene in any of the Steven Spielberg-directed films. It’s verging on horror film territory.
Jurassic World chomps its way into theaters on June 12. Check out the latest promo below.
It’s been a busy few days for movie studios. Many have released new trailers for their big budget 2015 offerings. 20th Century FOX gets in on the action by dropping a new promo for the Fantastic Four reboot. Not only do we get our first glimpse at the superheroes’ nemesis Doctor Doom, but we get to see the quartet in their ‘fantastic’ alter egos.
FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
As much as I adore Chris Evans, this reboot looks fantastic. Going with the younger cast (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell) was a wise move for the studio. Director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) narrative takes a more grounded and more realistic approach (as much as you can for a superhero flick) than its predecessors. Definitely less cheesy than the Tim Story-helmed ones. Give the latest trailer a spin below.
Warner Bros. is probably not happy about this. The highly-anticipated teaser trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has leaked. Albeit a low quality cam version but still. The official release was a huge deal for the studio. They organized the clip to be shown on selected Imax theaters across the country. Oh well…
There is growing dissension on Earth led by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) that Superman is a false god. “Devils don’t come from Hell beneath us; they come from the sky,” Luthor warns.
As you’d expected based on the title, it’s all about Batman (Ben Affleck) against Superman (Henry Cavill). When the Caped Crusader confronts The Man of Steel, he sinisterly says, “Tell me, do you bleed? You will.”
Check out the bootleg version below. I can’t wait to see the high quality version to see all the detail.
Love and Mercy first premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It takes an unconventional approach in storytelling than your typical bio flick. It’s set to hit theaters on June 5.
Paul Dano and John Cusack portray the leader of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, during two specific time periods of his life. In the 1960s, Wilson showed early signs of mental illness while recording the band’s seminal album, Pet Sounds. A couple of decades later, Wilson was reclusive due to his disorder and being exploited by psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy played by Paul Giamatti. Elizabeth Banks takes on the role of Wilson’s second wife.
Few musical acts are as widely beloved as the Beach Boys. Under the visionary leadership of singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, the California surf combo redefined the sound of American popular music in the 1960s. But their joyful harmonies and ingenious arrangements concealed Wilson’s private struggle with addiction and mental illness, and by the early seventies he had descended into drug-fuelled isolation. Love & Mercy is an intimate rendering of Wilson’s mercurial genius, illustrating both his musical mastery and the psychological pain it disguised.
Bill Pohlad who’s produced 12 Years A Slave and The Tree Of Life directs the film. Check out the new trailer below. It looks like one heartwrenching film.
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens mainly focused on the new cast. Fans, including myself, were hoping to see the original cast reprise their roles. J.J. Abrams finally delivered today.
There’s still no Luke or Leia in this new footage, but we get to see Harrison Ford as Han Solo, reuniting with Chewbacca. Definitely one of the most beloved pairings of all-time. He says “Chewie … We’re home,” right before showing off his signature crooked smile at the end of the clip.
The more I see, the more I’m stoked to see the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise. The special effects look sick. Check out the second teaser trailer below. Star Wars: The Force Awakens storms into theaters on December 18.
The first teaser trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to premiere on Monday, April 20. This clip that director Zack Synder tweeted Wednesday night is a preview. In essence, it’s a teaser for the teaser. How ridiculous is this insanity?
For those hardcore fans who want to see the teaser trailer on the big screen, Synder revealed it will be screened in selected Imax cinemas with a special intro from himself. Simply RSVP at http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/imax/ to reserve your spot.
Though the very short clip doesn’t reveal too much, it does build anticipation. It gives up close shots of Superman and Batman’s costumes with dramatically chilling music playing in the background. Check it out below.
In 1893, New Zealand was the first self-governing country to grant women over the age of 21 the right to vote. In Britain, however, women were only given the right in 1918 and that was only for those over the age of 30 and meeting certain property qualifications. A decade later, suffrage was extended to all woman over the age of 21.
The painful struggle of these trailblazing women is being told in a new movie titled Suffragette. Meryl Streep plays legendary British activist Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. The Oscar winner is joined by Carey Mulligan who portrays a foot solider in the feminist movement. Rounding out the cast are Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson.
SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
Focus Features has set the film for an October 23, 2015 limited release. Check out the first teaser trailer below.