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RZA casts Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes and more in Cut Throat City

Deadline is reporting that RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) has cast Terrence Howard (Empire), Wesley Snipes (Blade), TipT.I.’ Harris (Ant-Man), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby driver), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) and Shameik Moore (The Get Down) in his new heist drama Cut Throat City.

The film, scripted by P.G. Cuscheri, follows “our boyhood friends who return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, to find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, right in the heart of the city.”

Filming on Cut Throat City is currently underway in New Orleans, with a cast that also includes Joel David Moore (Avatar), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Rob Morgan (Mudbound), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Isaiah Washington (The 100
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Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I. To Star In Heist Film ‘Cut Throat City’ With RZA Directing

Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I.  To Star In Heist Film ‘Cut Throat City’ With RZA Directing
Exclusive: Empire star Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes (Blade), Eiza González (Baby Driver), rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris (Ant-Man), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) and Shameik Moore (Netflix’s The Get Down) have all been tapped to star in post-Katrina heist drama, Cut Throat City, with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA at the helm. The pic, currently filming in New Orleans, is produced by Elliott Michael Smith of Rumble Riot Pictures, Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures
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Horror Highlights: Game Of Thrones Season 7 Screenings, New Splathouse Podcast Episode, Tyler Perry’S Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Night Of The Witch, The Infectious Madness Of Doctor Dekker

Game of Thrones fever continues this month with special season 7 fan screenings in select Us cities. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new episode of the Splathouse podcast, home media release details for Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween 2, info on the short film Night of the Witch's Amazon debut, and a trailer for the video game The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Fan Screenings: Press Release: "New York, NY December 6, 2017 – To celebrate the release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and DVD, HBO® is bringing this season’s most action-packed episode plus never-before-seen bonus content to the big screen for exclusive fan screenings in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Fans will have the opportunity to experience Daenerys’ dragons in full force as she rains down fire and blood on the Lannister army in the jaw-dropping episode,
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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Forced To Hand Over Wu-Tang Clan Album In Court

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Martin Shkreli, who picked up the moniker “Pharma Bro” because of the high price at which he marketed a life-saving AIDS medication Daraprim, is being forced to hand over precious items in court. Martin Shkreli Forced To Sell Wu Tang Clan Album Federal prosecutors are asking for a forfeiture of $7.36 million they say Shkreli […]

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Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’

Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’
Pop star Azealia Banks enters the ring in the rap battle romance “Love Beats Rhymes” veiled in black with a microphone, a dead rose and a coffin. Her character Coco Ford, a struggling New York singer, looks like a witch, and Banks’ fans might shiver remembering that the singer-turned-actress actually is one (last year, she posted a Snapchat video of the bloody closet where she sacrifices chickens). That first image of Banks haunts the film long after director RZA, the head of the Wu-Tang Clan, attempts to exorcise it with an inspirational drama about Coco’s summer-semester poetry class. With a plot as predictable as a haiku, RZA and screenwriter Nicole Jefferson Asher would have done better to embrace the strangeness.

Coco is at a crossroads. Her four-person freestyle group wants a record deal, but the three dudes in the band don’t want to write down lyrics — especially her flaky crush Mahlik (John David Washington of “Ballers
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'Love Beats Rhymes': Film Review

'Love Beats Rhymes': Film Review
Wu-Tang Clan co-founder RZA makes a sharp stylistic departure with his directorial follow-up to his debut feature, 2012's martial arts extravaganza The Man With the Iron Fists. Featuring rapper/singer Azealia Banks in her first starring role, the punningly titled Love Beats Rhymes is a romantic drama that also explores the comparative merits of poetry and rap. Despite its frequently clunky dramaturgy, the film makes some interesting points while providing an excellent showcase for Banks' considerable onscreen charisma.

The pop star plays Coco, a young Staten Island woman who works in her mother's (Lorraine Toussaint) soul food restaurant while struggling to...
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Aborted Justice League post-credit scene, Coco wins the box office weekend, Ben Mendelsohn wants to play Doctor Doom and more – Weekend News Roundup

No Lanterns…

No spoilers for the DC team-up movie Justice League here, but a new post from a Reddit (who claims to be VFX artist on the movie) has said that there was a post-credits scene planned which features the Green Lantern Corps. The scene would have seen Bruce Wayne being awoken in his lake house by a green light, with Kilowog and Tomar-Re then making an appearance. Read more here.

Elfman Scored From Storyboards

A lot has been said about the very troubled production of Justice League, and now composer Danny Elfman has dropped in his own nugget of information saying he scored most of the movie from storyboards. “I got the call from Joss very last-second,” said Elfman. “I got the call and it was, ‘You have to decide now and then go to work tomorrow.’ I had a lot of storyboards in place of action. There would
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A Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai sequel is in development

It seems that writer-director Jim Jarmusch and star Forest Whitaker are gearing up for a return to the world of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, with RZA – who starred in the cult film, as well as providing the score – revealing to Telerama (via The Playlist) that a follow-up is in development.

Jim Jarmusch, my good buddy, and Forest Whitaker, have both signed on with me and another writer named Dallas Jackson, to executive produce another Ghost Dog,” said RZA. “And we already have something written. So maybe Ghost Dog will make its way back to the silver screen, or small screen.”

From the above, it seems the project is still in the early stages, and there’s no indication whether Whitaker will be reprising his role from the original film, where he played a mafia hitman who models himself on the Japanese samurai of old.

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RZA Files Trademark Opposition Suit Against ‘Woof-Tang Clan’

It is absolutely impossible to claim to be a Hip Hop fan and not have a clear understanding of who the Wu-Tang Clan is and what the group has meant to Hip Hop over the years. The Wu-Tang Clan is easily one of the top five rap groups of all time. In fact, one of their members, Method Man, is on my top 5 rappers of all-time list. I simply love his flow and persona. One of the group’s leaders and founders, RZA, has recently announced that he is filing a lawsuit opposing trademark infringement by a dog walking company

RZA Files Trademark Opposition Suit Against ‘Woof-Tang Clan’
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Bjork Opens Up About Her Never-Released Collaboration With Wu-Tang Clan: ‘What We Made Was Magic’

Bjork is opening up about a genre-mixing musical mashup that never saw the light of day, revealing that she and the Wu-Tang Clan worked together on a collaboration 20 years ago. “I wanted these kinda Icelandic, volcanic beats, and I was kind of struggling with it. I had done beats on my albums, but it […]
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Wu-Tang Clan Sues Woof-Tang Clan Dog-Walking Company Over Trademark

A dog-walking company has run afoul of one of the most iconic rap groups of all time. RZA, the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, is suing a company called Woof-Tang Clan over breach of copyright. Related: Taylor Swift Gets Sued Over ‘Shake It Off Lyrics’ Again According to The Guardian, the Brooklyn-based dog-walking outfit […]
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Ghost Dog 2 Happening with Rza, Forest Whitaker and Jim Jarmusch

Ghost Dog 2 Happening with Rza, Forest Whitaker and Jim Jarmusch
There's a huge difference between cult hit and underground cult oddity. The second of which you love but most, or none of your friends have seen. Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai definitely falls into that later catagory. And while you've long dreamed of a sequel, no one else really knows what you're talking about. Well, perhaps they'll soon understand, as Ghost Dog 2 is happening nearly 10 years after the first movie arrived.

Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai hit the indie circuit in 2000 and made a little bit of noise amongst genre fans. It starred Forest Whitaker, who didn't necessarily scream silent warrior at the time, and still doesn't, though Rogue One helps his street cred. The movie was directed by Jim Jarmusch who hasn't ever made a mainstream movie his entire life. Now, the pair are back, thanks to Wu Tang rapper RZA. He is writing the sequel to Ghost Dog,
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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent

Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent
What studios are willing to bid to win the newest Tarantino movie is staggering: an upfront agreement to a $100 million production budget, first-dollar returns, and final cut. At a time when even $35 million for an original action film like “Baby Driver” is considered a gamble, this is unprecedented.

The reason is self evident: What Tarantino can do is otherwise missing from American filmmaking. He only directs his own scripts and has never made a sequel, but his films are global events. Tarantino remains one of the only directors whose original films can rake in two-to-one foreign-to-domestic box office returns.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Receiving Wild Pitches From Studios to Buy New Movie, From Classic Cars to Mock Posters

Still, the studios’ dog-and-pony shows are odd. So many people associated with Harvey Weinstein were victims of his abuse, tainted by their association with the apparent serial rapist, or left in the wreckage at 99 Hudson Street.
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The Top Five Uses of Wu-Tang Clan Songs in Movies or TV

The Wu-Tang Clan is a hardcore rap group made up of nine individual rappers that came together to form arguably the most influential rap group of all time. Their sound has been popular since the 90’s when they first appeared on the scene and has only let up a bit in the last decade or so. The competition in the rap genre has been rough since they first started in, but they’ve held onto their name and been doing whatever it takes to keep their sound unique and their lyrics capable of drawing in a crowd. Over the years a

The Top Five Uses of Wu-Tang Clan Songs in Movies or TV
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RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan picks the 5 best kung fu films for beginners

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It’s well documented that RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan is a kung fu aficionado, with the man going so far as to write and direct his own addition to the genre, 2012’s The Man With The Iron Fists. In the video above, we asked RZA to give us the five best kung fu movies for those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

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American Gangster heading to the small screen courtesy of Narcos co-creator

According to Screen Daily, Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is developing a prequel series to the Ridley Scott movie American Gangster entitled The Godfather of Harlem, which will take place five years before the film and see Forest Whitaker taking on the role of mob boss Ellsworth ‘Bumpy’ Johnson.

“It stars Forest Whitaker, he will play our lead character,” said Brancato. “It’s essentially the prequel to the movie American Gangster. It’s Harlem, the 1960s, a gangster named Bumpy Johnson was very close friends with Malcom X, so the show is about the collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement. It’s an opportunity to examine some of the things that are going on racially right now, but through the prism of the past.”

Brancato, who left Narcos after its first season for the short-lived Of Kings and Prophets, went on to state that he has written the script,
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Poster and trailer for RZA’s Love Beats Rhymes starring Azealia Banks

Lionsgate has unveiled a poster and trailer for RZA’s latest directorial effort Love Beats Rhymes, which sees Azealia Banks leading a cast that includes Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, Hana Mae Lee, John David Washington, and Common. Take a look here…

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice — and true love — in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Love Beats Rhymes is set for release on December 1st, 2017.
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See Azealia Banks, Common in RZA's New 'Love Beats Rhymes' Trailer

See Azealia Banks, Common in RZA's New 'Love Beats Rhymes' Trailer
"All I ever wanted is to be a rapper," Azealia Banks' character Coco says in the new trailer for the RZA-directed Love Beats Rhymes. "I want people to fall in love with my words."

Originally titled after the lead character's name, the now-named Love Beats Rhymes follows Coco, a struggling, aspiring artist as she navigates showcasing credibility in a live setting and with record industry types while working on her craft. The trailer focuses on inspiration and finding one's voice.

In the clip, Coco is told to "put
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First Official Trailer for RZA's Slam Poetry Film 'Love Beats Rhymes'

"I need more than potential to sell records." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for the new film directed by RZA titled Love Beats Rhymes, a musical drama about a struggling rapper who turns to slam poetry. Azealia Banks plays Coco, who takes a poetry class and tries to impress her teacher with her rhymes. Instead, she learns to dig deeper and discovers her "true voice." This film also stars Hana Mae Lee, Method Man, John David Washington, Common, Lorraine Toussaint, Lucien Laviscount, and Jill Scott and Professor Dixon. This reminds me of the film festival hit Bodied, about rapping, but it also seems to have its own nice vibe to it that might make for good entertainment and creative inspiration. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for RZA's Love Beats Rhymes, direct from YouTube: When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher,
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The Wu-Tang Clan’s 5 best solo LPs, according to the Wu-Tang Clan

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The Wu-Tang Clan is perhaps one of the most influential hip-hop groups in history, selling more than 6 million albums as a group and inspiring an entire generation of rap syndicates in the process. As individual artists, their reach is even wider. They’ve produced some of hip-hop’s most heralded solo LPs, like…

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