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History is truly the story of mankind at large. It marks our greatest triumphs and our darkest tragedies. One of the greatest moments in human history occurred during the sixties, when after centuries of slavery, and decades of legalized discrimination, segregation was outlawed and African-Americans dared to fight for the right to vote.

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The battleground was Selma, Alabama on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On one side were Civil Rights leaders and the other state troopers, determined to stop their fifty mile march/protest from Selma to Montgomery.

 

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The movie, Selma, documents the events surrounding the historic march; told from the point of view of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo), and based on FBI files declassified during the passage of the Freedom of Information Act. The film showcases his struggle with nonviolence and the brutality committed against those who dared to share his dream. You have seen the old footage of dogs, brutal cops, water hoses, and bodies in the street; but you have never seen it like this. Every scene of murder, violence, and oppression will make your eyes water–sometimes with rage–at what thousands endured so that future millions would have a better life. In addition to a history recap, you find out some interesting in information about The Kings and the current whereabouts of those (good and bad) involved in  Bloody Sunday and the March On Montgomery in Selma. Directed by Ava DuVernay, and produced by Oprah Winfrey, this film will do more than touch your heart, it will empower and embolden it!

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I rarely get emotional over films. However, with the current and growing racial crisis stirring in our country this movie could not have come at a better time. Until the last two years, we all lived in a bubble of what was perceived uneasy, but accepted racial equality and felt relatively safe. Now we are reminded that now, just like then, injustice is always present and must be always fought. Take your children, drag your friends, organize your church members. Selma  is coming and things just will not be the same again!

You can catch Selma in theaters in limited release on Christmas Day; and in theaters everywhere on January 9, 2015.

 

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FREE Move Passes! Catch Spike Lee’s New Joint, “See You Yesterday” BEFORE it Hits Netflix on May 17th!

The loss of a loved one is something you never truly get over. The grief, the sadness, the hindsight of thinking you could have done something to averted their demise. Now think of the fantastic. What if you had a way to jump backwards in time to the day they died? What if you could save them? Herein lies the premise of See You Yesterday produced by Spike Lee. Two gifted children, CJ (Eden Duncan-Smith), and her best friend, Sebastian (DanteCrichlow) build a pair of time machines to save the life of CJ’s older brother, Calvin (Astro) after he becomes another young, unarmed Black man killed by law enforcement.

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The loss of a loved one is something you never truly get over. The grief, the sadness, the hindsight of thinking you could have done something to averted their demise. Now think of the fantastic. What if you had a way to jump backwards in time to the day they died? What if you could save them? Herein lies the premise of See You Yesterday produced by Spike Lee. Two gifted children, CJ (Eden Duncan-Smith), and her best friend, Sebastian (DanteCrichlow) build a pair of time machines to save the life of CJ’s older brother, Calvin (Astro) after he becomes another young, unarmed Black man killed by law enforcement.

See You Yesterday is just as thrilling as it sounds, but based on the trailer we can tell that saving Calvin’s life will not be easy. You can get in on the action three days earlier than your friend, however, if you answer the FIVE following questions CORRECTLY!

  1. What is the name of the Netflix series by Spike Lee with the character, “Nola Darling?”
  2. What movie did Spike Lee win an Academy Award for?
  3. Who wrote the book, “The Time Machine?”
  4. Name a movie that involves time travel
  5. What is Spike Lee’s Real Name

Answer all the questions above by sending your answers to heymikeyatl@gmail.com, only the FIRST TEN RESPONDERS will when the passes for a screening of See You Yesterday on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00PM at Cinebistro Town Brookhaven (1004 Town Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30319. Be sure you catch the film debuting nationwide on Netflix, Friday, May 17th and check out the website,  netflix.com/seeyouyesterday! Happy winning and viewing!

*When watching and talking about the film be sure to use the hashtag, #SeeYouYesterday, on all your social media platforms!

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#GottaFixFast! “Sonic The Hedgehog” Movie Director Promises Changes After Massive Backlash!

Sonic The Hedgehog is hands down one of the most iconic video game characters in history, which is why you might think a movie about him would be warmly received. Well you would think wrong! Fans are in an uproar about Sonic’s design–so much so that the director of the film, Jeff Fowler, has promised to make “changes” to the character’s design.

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Sonic The Hedgehog is hands down one of the most iconic video game characters in history, which is why you might think a movie about him would be warmly received. Well you would think wrong! Fans are in an uproar about Sonic’s design–so much so that the director of the film, Jeff Fowler, has promised to make “changes” to the character’s design.

via Fox News Network

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“The message is loud and clear,” Jeff Fowler tweeted Thursday. “You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”

Fowler, a visual effects artist who’s making his directorial debut with the “Sonic” film, included the hashtag #gottafixfast.

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Social media users complained about the CGI look of the titular hero, with the character’s human-style teeth drawing the most flak. Video game blog Kotaku compiled some of the most entertaining reactions.

Fowler did not specify what changes are in store for the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8.

We have to say Sonic’s appearance in the film is lackluster to say the least, we are looking forward to seeing what changes–and we hope they are sweeping–are made! What do you guys think about Sonic and his first movie trailer? Leave your thoughts in the comments’ section below!

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“BIG” Fun! Marsai Martin, Regina Hall & Issa Rae Are Quite The Odd Trio in “Little!”

Dear Will Packer, how many comedies are you go to make us fall in love with? Well we definitely know the hit comedy train is not stopping with his newest comedy, Little!  The film centers on software tycoon, Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall)  who is wildly successful and hilariously selfish. Her assistant, April (Issa Rae), is an aspiring app maker and spends most of her time catering to Jordan’s every need and forewarning the staff of her wrath. Jordan’s temper is “i” when a magical spell from an angry kid turns her back into her younger, “Little,” self (Marsai Martin)!  April and Little Jordan Sanders must find away to undo the magic that has made her  a kid again, avoid the pitfalls of middle school life, all the while coming up with a pitch that will save her company from ruin!

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Dear Will Packer, how many comedies are you go to make us fall in love with? Well we definitely know the hit comedy train is not stopping with his newest comedy, Little!  The film centers on software tycoon, Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall)  who is wildly successful and hilariously selfish. Her assistant, April (Issa Rae), is an aspiring app maker and spends most of her time catering to Jordan’s every need and forewarning the staff of her wrath. Jordan’s temper is “i” when a magical spell from an angry kid turns her back into her younger, “Little,” self (Marsai Martin)!  April and Little Jordan Sanders must find away to undo the magic that has made her  a kid again, avoid the pitfalls of middle school life, all the while coming up with a pitch that will save her company from ruin!

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We have to say we were more than a “Little” charmed with Little. The movie definitely connects with your inner child and jump starts the woes and fears that come from working for an overbearing and demanding boss. Regina, Issa, and Marsai are all brilliant actresses and their comedic chemistry is definitely one for the ages. You honestly have never seen Regina in a role like this, but Marsai’s role definitely reeds “Diane Johnson” gone “Angry Boss!” Issa is still “Insecure” as April, but she more than proves she has what it takes to become a boss and boss around a mini-boss. You just be sure to catch Little in theaters everywhere TODAY!

Grade: B+

What We Liked

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-Regina Hall as Jordan Sanders! We have never seen her as an angry boss in all the years she has been acting!

-Little Jordan’s school arc. Seeing her connect with her new friends was nothing short of heartwarming.

-Tone Bell as “Preston.” Tone was hilarious as April’s love interest. Although we are not sure if their budding relationship wouldn’t be an HR issue….

 

What We Loved

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-Marsai Martin is an amazing actress! We cannot wait to see where her career will take her next.

-Luke James’ strip tease. It was PG though…

-Justin Hartley as Little Jordan’s teacher. Can we go back to middle school?

 

What We Hated

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-Nothing!

 

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