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‘Fast 9’ Release Date Pushed Back a Year Due to Coronavirus

The release of the new film in the Fast & Furious series, F9, has been delayed by Universal Pictures due to the coronavirus. The studio released the following statement:

To our family of Fast fans everwhere,

We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga.

That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see this film this May.

We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2. While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration.

Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We’ll see you next spring.

Much love,
Your Fast Family.

Variety reports theaters in Italy, South Korea, and China are closed. As the virus continues to spread across the U.S., the belief is American theaters will soon close as well. The film was slated to launch on May 22 in America, but internationally in April.

“We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga,” film star Vin Diesel wrote online. “That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.”

“While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration,” Diesel added.

Additional films delayed include A Quiet Place 2 and The Lovebirds.

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Tupac. Lil Wayne. Tekashi 6ix9ine. Bobby Shmurda. ASAP Rocky. DMX. Casanova. Foxy Brown. Maino. Now Harvey Weinstein. #RikersResidents

Harvey Weinstein has now joined the Rikers Island distinguished fraternity of criminals. Until he hears his sentencing, he will find himself behind bars at the jail that has housed the likes of Tupac, DMX, Foxy Brown, ASAP Rocky, and Casanova. Weinstein may even bump cafeteria trays with Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda or Tekashi 6ix 9ine. Either way, he is going to the clink.

Rikers Island will hold the disgraced movie exec who according to CNN may serve up a minimum of five years and a maximum of more than 20 years in prison.

It’s about to be crazy for him. He will not be treated any more special than the other celebs that have darkened these doors. Clearly, this has caused him some issues. After he was convicted on Mon. Feb. 24th and as they were transporting him to the jail, the panic kicked in. His chest had pains, heart palpitations and his blood pressure was raised so elevated they took him to Bellevue Hospital.

Good thing too.

According to CNN, Weinstein had a blockage in his heart and the doctors had to put a stent in his heart. On Thursday, he was taken to the prison’s infirmary.

Interestingly enough, Weinstein will be one of the last generations of lawbreakers to reside on the island of incarceration. Rikers will be closed before his term is completed. This sentencing is for his crimes in New York. He still will have to stand trial in Los Angeles for the #MeToo associated crimes with women that have worked for him and he sexually abused.

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Jordan Peele Reveals New ‘Candyman’ Trailer

Jordan Peele is a talented director who specializes in comedy and horror films. His best movies include Get Out and Us. Now Peele is back once more, but to re-vamp a 1992 classic, Candyman.

Peele is the co-writer and producer of the highly anticipated reboot. Fans can look forward to the trailer of the director’s upcoming film that will be released this Thursday.

For horror lovers, the talk of the film can quickly be nostalgic as Peele reminds fans of the creepy way Candyman picks his victims, by saying his name.

Jordan and his Monkey paw production group, refer to the film as a “spiritual sequel.” 2

Monkey paw creative director, Ian Cooper states, “What we’re doing with Candyman and how Jordan is crafting it on the page is going to be very exciting and rewarding to audiences that haven’t seen the original film as well as people who’ve seen the original film.” He then continues to say, “In a broad sense of the word, this film will stand alone if you’ve never heard of a film called Candyman and will dovetail in a pretty complicated and interesting way to the original. In short, I think this will really fit in with what we’re doing with ‘Us’ and did with ‘Get Out’ in a way that will be circuitous.”

The film is set the release in June of 2020.

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Red Bull Releases ‘Assembly Required: Teyana Taylor’s House of Petunia’ Documentary

Red Bull has released the new documentary featuring cultural icon, Teyana Taylor. The documentary is titled Assembly Required: Teyana Taylor’s House of Petunia and details the work that went into Teyana’s impressive performance at Red Bull Music Festival New York.

The documentary shows Taylor working alongside creatives, producers, stylists, choreographers and more for an epic experience for fans.

In the film, fans get the full inner workings of the process including the training, emotions and Taylor’s personal experiences that are candidly shared through the film.

“I’m starting my own house. It’s gonna be called House of Petunia. It’s all my visions brought to life,” Teyana explains in the film. “The House of Petunia will be my most ambitious show to date. I’m extremely nervous because the show means a lot to me.”

You can watch the entire documentary here.

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Red Bull Studios Release Documentary on the Creation of Twista’s New EP ‘Lifetime’

Shortly after their work with Raekwon the Chef, Red Bull opened its Music Studios in Los Angeles to connect with Chicago legend Twista for a five-song EP titled Lifetime.

The song was created in partnership with Red Bull Songs with the aim to highlight the creative process of working with multiple collaborators and one lead artist to create music in a short amount of time.

“The experience was more than I expected. I realized how much more work I can get done and how expansive a collective mind can be. [Lifetime] turned out to be something refreshing and new from myself,” Twista said.

Red Bull has released a documentary that showed the creation of the EP, which you can listen to here.

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Barack Obama Releases List of His Favorite Movies and Shows of 2019

If you missed out on some movies or TV shows in 2019 and wondering what you should catch up on, Barack Obama has you covered. The 44th President of the United States hit Twitter and shared his favorite movies of 2019 along with a quick three-pack of TV shows.

Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019,” said Obama. “Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar.”

He would also list The Irishman, Apollo 11, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and more in his list of favorite movies.

On the TV side, Obama chose Fleabag: Season 2, Unbelievable and Watchmen.

Did any of these catch your attention? Check out Obama’s list below.

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‘Do The Right Thing’ Star Danny Aiello Passes Away at 86

86-year-old Legendary actor Danny Aiello passed away Thursday after a battle with an unknown illness. He broke into acting when he was just 37-years-old and had an extraordinary career with much success. The New York native was never formally trained to act and he insists he learned to act from living in the Big Apple–New York City.

His 50-year stage and screen career included memorable roles as ‘Sal’ in the classic “Do the Right Thing”— which he received an Oscar Nomination “Moonstruck”, “Harlem Nights” and “The Godfather Part II.

Aiello was an inspiration to us all to continue following our dreams.  He started out working in the union as a bus driver and realized he had a knack for public speaking.  Following his role alongside Spike Lee, he broke out at the age of 40 starring in the movie Moonstruck.

Aiello has had a long extensive career playing over 90 iconic roles. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sandy Aiello and his three children. He will be missed.

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Pixar Creates Its First Black-led Animated Movie

By: Amira Lawson

Pixar is back at it again with another potential family favorite. The studio has released the trailer for its new film, Soul. What makes this movie different from the rest, is that it will be the first Pixar movie with a black lead. That’s right, out of all the 21 movies released by the Walt Disney Company, Soul will be its first movie with a black main character.

The tale will be about a middle school band teacher named Joe Gardner whose dream is to be a jazz musician. The character will be voice animated by Django’s very own, Jamie Foxx. Once Gardner falls into a manhole, he ends up in a mysterious place that makes him realize he’s just a soul. The movie’s intent is to illustrate the true meaning of life and show what it means to have a soul.

Pixar has a repeating of creating bittersweet life stories from many fictional character favorites for children. To name a few, some of Pixar’s greatest movies include Inside Out, Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Wall -E, Ratatouille, Cars, Finding Dory and Up. Most of your childhood right? Soul will make adults feel nostalgic as it takes the stride one step further by making its main character, not a talking fish or a cooking rat, but a story revolving around an adult man trying to find his sense of purpose.

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Cardi B Joins the Cast of ‘Fast & Furious 9’

Cardi B is riding high off rekindling her exotic dancer spirit in her silver screen debut for Hustlers, she will now kick it into high speed, joining the cast of Fast & Furious 9.

Entertainment Weekly confirms the Invasion of Privacy rapper will have a small role in the return of the Fast Family in the upcoming film. Vin Diesel teased Cardi’s appearance in an Instagram from the set of the film in the United Kingdom.

Diesel shared that it was the last day of filming in the U.K. and was day 86 of work on the film.

“I’m tired, but I can’t wait,” Cardi said alongside Diesel. “I ain’t gonna front, I think this is going to be the best one.”

 

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Last day in the UK! Pa mi Gente… #Fast92020 #Fatherhood

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The film will be directed by Justin Lin and is set to bring back the cast of Diesel along with Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron and more. In addition to Cardi B, WWE Superstar and actor John Cena will also be joining the cast.

Fast 9 hits a theater near you on May 22, 2020.

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WATCH: The Tragic Tale of Lil Peep Is Previewed in the Trailer for His Documentary Film ‘Everybody’s Everything’

As the death of alternative rap sensation Lil Peep is still an unfortunate loss for the younger generation, it now looks like the late multi-genre musician will be honored with a special documentary that will arrive in theaters just a few days shy of his two-year death anniversary.


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The film is titled Everybody’s Everything, and based off the initial trailer you can get a clear idea of why that moniker rings true. Directed by Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan, with executive production coming by way of Terrence Malick, it covers Peep’s life from a childhood where he was simply known as Gustav Elijah Åhr to his tragic last days as an in-demand and touring rock star. The moments that feature his mother, Liza Womack, are sure to be the most heartbreaking, but the project as a whole will more than likely be a hard watch for his most diehard fans. However, as reviews from the many critics that’ve already seen the film suggest, this will be one of those music docs that you’ll definitely want to check out.

Take a look at the trailer for Everybody’s Everything above, and expect the Lil Peep documentary to arrive on November 12. For ticket info, click here.

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