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September is here, which means Fall is swiftly approaching. Now regardless of your stance on “Netflix and chill”, the streaming site’s catalog is receiving many notable additions, that will appease even the solo Netflix watcher. New seasons of television shows such as: The Walking Dead (Season 5), Gotham (Season 1), The Following (Season 3) and The Blacklist (Season 2) will join new films such as: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Hardball, Why Did I Get Married? and for you action movie fans the Rambo I – III.
These are the titles that will be added to Netflix this month:
Available Sept. 1
72 Dangerous Animals: Australia: Season 1
Arthur: Season 17
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Battle Creek: Season 1
Capital C (2014)
Da Jammies: Season 1
Divorce Corp. (2014)
Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever! (2014)
Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean To Brag (2014)
Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)
Los hombres también lloran: Season 1
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1
Mouk: Season 1
Our Man in Tehran (2013)
Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)
Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3
Puffin Rock: Season 1
Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)
Shake the Dust (2014)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Such Good People (2014)
The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)
The League: Season 6
The Monster Squad (1987)
Up in the Air (2009)
Zoo Clues: Season 1
Available Sept. 2 2015
Black or White (2014)
Miss Julie (2014)
Available Sept. 3 2015
Drumline: A New Beat (2014)
Available Sept. 4 2015
Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)
Bad Night (2015)
Madame Secretary: Season 1
Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)
Available Sept. 7 2015
Space Dandy: Season 2
Available Sept. 8 2015
6 Years (2015)
Love At First Fight (2014)
Available Sept. 9 2015
Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)
Available Sept. 10 2015
Fugitivos: Season 1
Longmire: Season 4
Available Sept. 11 2015
About Elly (2009)
God Bless the Child (2015)
Madame Bovary (2014)
Available Sept. 12 2015
It Happened Here (2015)
Portlandia: Season 5
The Roughnecks (2014)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Available Sept. 13 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)
Available Sept. 14 2015
Call the Midwife: Series 4
Available Sept. 15 2015
Closer to the Moon (2015)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
Kambu: Season 1
Rubble Kings (2015)
Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1
The Bank Job (2008)
The Road Within (2015)
Zoobabu: Season 1
Available Sept. 16 2015
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Reservation Road (2007)
The Blacklist: Season 2
The Fosters: Season 3
Available Sept. 17 2015
The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
Available Sept. 18 2015
Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)
Available Sept. 21 2015
Gotham: Season 1
The Following: Season 3
Available Sept. 22 2015
Person of Interest: Seasons 4
SMOSH: The Movie (2015)
Available Sept. 23 2015
The Loft (2015)
Available Sept. 24 2015
Available Sept. 25 2015
Blue Bloods: Season 5
Hawaii Five-0: Season 5
Parenthood: Season 6
VeggieTales in the House: Season 1 (New Episodes)
Available Sept. 26 2015
The Canyons (2013)
Available Sept. 27 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5
Available Sept. 29 2015
Bones: Season 10
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Monster High: Boo York (2015)
RL Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)
Available Sept. 30 2015
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 12
Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)
Midnight’s Children (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7
Ned Rifle (2014)
The Welcome to Death Row movie is currently being shopped around, and is seriously being considered to be the sequel to F. Gary Gray’s masterpiece, after the box office success of Straight Outta Compton. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
In the wake of Straight Outta Compton‘s box-office success, APA is shopping Welcome to Death Row, which features many of the same figures from the Universal hit.
The agency has put together a package based on a book and documentary of the same name by S. Leigh Savidge, who received a story and co-executive producer credit on Compton.
While Compton chronicles the rise and breakup of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A — a span that covers nearly a decade from the late 1980s to 1996 — and features the group’s members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and the late Eazy-E as the film’s three main protagonists, Welcome to Death Row involves the years after N.W.A formed, one of the most explosive and controversial periods in music history. It’s an era when artists like Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur forged mega-solo careers and Death Row Records‘ Suge Knight reigned as the most powerful and feared hip-hop executive in the business.
Within the culture of hip hop it has the ability to impact different genres of pop culture and it has had a major impact on the world of film. Whether its the music accompanying a scene or the premise on which the story line is based on, hip hop has become the foundation in which film is built upon.
So we have decided to give you the top 5 movies that have a heavy hip hop influence that you can’t deny are some of the greatest.
Number 5: Notorious
Number 4: Brown Sugar
Number 3: Juice
Number 2: Boyz N The Hood
Number 1: Paid In Full
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For the third straight week, F. Gary Gray and Will Packer‘s masterpiece of an N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is the #1 movie at the box office.
With a $13.4 million weekend, SOC squeaked past Zac Efron‘s We Are Your Friends to take the top spot, resulting in an impressive $134 million three week total. Considering the film took $29 million to make, that’s an incredible under-a-month haul. For what it’s worth, very early pre-release projections from Universal Studios had Straight Outta Compton pulling in less than $30 million opening weekend.
Hopefully, this helps bring even more attention to the scene-stealing performances from O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell, who portrayed Ice Cube and Eazy-E respectively.
The NFL’s nightmare off-season seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
The official trailer for a new movie, Concussion, has been released, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player.
Despite what has been made over the last few months about Deflate-gate, this is truly the NFL’s Boogeyman.
Recently, notable players have retired due to a fear of concussions, such as Chris Borland, Johnathan Martin, and Jake Locker–all of whom where under the age of 25 when they called it quits.
CTE was found in the brain of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, who took his own life in 2012. Now the Seau family is suing the NFL in a wrongful death suit.
It will truly be interesting to see how this movie may affect the NFL in the long run. It isn’t far-fetched to think it will make parents of children with pro ball aspirations think twice, if they aren’t already.
Concussion is set to premiere on Christmas day.
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Straight Outta Compton has already seen a couple controversies hover over its extremely well-received release, and today, it appears they have another one headed their way.
Jerry Heller, Eazy-E‘s manager and an integral part of the infrastructure that helped to catapult N.W.A. to astronomic success, was portrayed by Paul Giamatti as somewhat of a contradiction–a compassionate businessman who used the group’s lack of knowledge of the music industry to his financial advantage.
Apparently, Heller, who recently saw the movie, is not okay with how things played out. We already know that he was not consulted about the film, thanks to his interview with Grantland, but it sounds as if his portrayal will prompt him to take legal action. His comments to the L.A. Times were as follows.
I did see it on Saturday, and I’m still not willing to comment right now on that movie because I think sooner or later it may be part of an ongoing litigation.
We’ll see where this goes.
On November 14, 2015 Spike Lee will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his lifelong contributions to film. Lee who has been nominated by the Academy twice without winning, will receive an honorary Oscar. Lee had be nominated was for his screenplay for Do the Right Thing. The other, was his collaboration with Samuel D. Pollard, for the documentary feature 4 Little Girls, about the bombing of an African-American church.
“The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
“The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.”
Lee, a champion of independent film and an inspiration to young filmmakers, made an auspicious debut with his NYU thesis film, “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads,” which won a Student Academy Award in 1983. He proceeded to blaze a distinctive trail with such features as “She’s Gotta Have It,” “School Daze” and “Do the Right Thing,” which earned him a 1989 Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay. His work as a director ranges from the Oscar-nominated documentary feature “4 Little Girls” to such mainstream successes as “Malcolm X” and “Inside Man.” Lee’s other feature credits include “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Jungle Fever,” “Crooklyn,” “He Got Game,” “25th Hour,” “Miracle at St. Anna” and “Red Hook Summer.” He currently serves as the artistic director of the graduate film program at NYU.” [Via Deadline.com]
To read the Academy’s full release click here
Gucci Mane recently announced that his upcoming film The Spot will be released on October 17th. He asked his fans for marketing and distributing advice via his LinkedIn account:
This my tenth year in the industry and I am proud to be able to share my first ever movie that I executive produced and starred in on October 17th 2015. This is a great way to commemorate my ten year anniversary and I want my fans to experience this with me and help me think of the most daring and expansive way possible to bring this film to the world. I want cutting edge ideas nothing is too risky, I love the unorthodox. Burrr
I must admit, Gucci has got to be one of the most productive inmates in history. Check out the trailer for The Spot:
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