Tiffany Haddish Discusses ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

Tiffany Haddish plays Vivian in the new action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is currently in theaters. From filmmakers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, the film is meant to be a sincere, authentic, and hilarious love letter to Nicolas Cage.

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NOC Review: ‘Moonfall’ is a Fun, Absurd Blockbuster

Director Roland Emmerich knows his way around a disaster. After Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012 — to name a few, many audiences can expect grandiose special effects and top-tier actors trying to save the world. In his latest disaster film Moonfall, the moon is literally falling towards the Earth — causing chaos as gravity is affected.

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‘Moonfall’ Star Kelly Yu on World Disasters, Halle Berry, and Incorrect Chinese Tattoos

Kelly Yu has a lot going on. So much so, that she hasn’t really thought about what she would do if the world was ending. Unlike her character in the upcoming Sci-Fi film Moonfall, which tells the story of the Moon falling into the Earth causing mass chaos, Yu has no idea what she would do in that situation.

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NOC Interview: Maggie Q on Representing Powerful Asian Women in ‘The Protégé’

The Protégé isn’t just your typical action movie. And Maggie Q is absolutely not your typical Hollywood action hero. Indeed, Q and this movie represent something special for Asians like myself; more so especially for Asian women. In the history of American-made action films, how many have been led by Asian women? And no, Scarlett Johansson doesn’t count for obvious reasons. I bet if you’re counting at home, you have barely finished counting on one hand.

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Check Out the Official Character Posters and New Clips From ‘Die in a Gunfight’

Die in a Gunfight stars Alexandra Daddario, Diego Boneta, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus, Billy Crudup, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Travis Fimmel. The new movie is directed by Collin Schiffli and written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Lionsgate has just released multiple new official clips from the film as well as posters for all of the individual characters.

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Lionsgate and Gibson Team Up for ‘The Protégé’ Giveaway

Wanna be a Bad Motherf–, like Samuel L. Jackson? Want a three-day trip for two to their Gibson Garage and Factory in Nashville, TN for full VIP tours, as well your own ’58 Flying V guitar? If you answered yes to both, then Lionsgate and Gibson have teamed up to make your dreams come true!

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Watch the New Trailer for ‘Die in a Gunfight’ Starring Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta

Lionsgate has just dropped the official trailer for Die in a Gunfight! The movie is directed by Collin Schiffli and stars Alexandra Daddario, Diego Boneta, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus, Billy Crudup, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Travis Fimmel. Die in a Gunfight was written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Along with the trailer, the official poster was released as well.

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‘Meet the Blacks 2’ Star Katt Williams and Director Deon Taylor

The highly-anticipated horror comedy The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit Meet The Blacks, is arriving in theaters on Friday, June 11 and I recently had the rare opportunity to speak with both Comedy Legend, Katt Williams, whom stars in the film as Dr. Mamuwalde and the Co-Writer/Director, Deon Taylor!

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Jesse Plemons Joins Elizabeth Olsen in the Max Original ‘Love and Death’

Jesse Plemons is set to star opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the new Max Original limited series Love and Death as “Allan Gore.” Olsen was previously announced to portray “Candy Montgomery.” Love and Death is produced by Lionsgate. Executive producers include David E. Kelley (who will also write the series) through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Lesli Linka Glatter (director of the series), Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, and Helen Verno.

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NOC Interview: Marisol Nichols Discusses Joining the ‘Saw’ Franchise in ‘Spiral’

Marisol Nichols portrays Captain Angie Garza in the new chapter of the iconic Saw series, Spiral, which premieres in theaters on May 14. The actress is a three-time ALMA Award nominee and known for her role as Hermione Lodge on The CW’s Riverdale. Some of her other many notable credits include Teen Wolf, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Resurrection Blvd, 24, and Vegas Vacation.

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Check Out the New Trailer and Poster for ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman star in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which hits theaters on June 16. As we get closer to the film’s premiere, the cast shared an all new trailer and poster with fans on social media!

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Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, and Samuel L. Jackson Star in ‘The Protégé’

Do you see that line up? Whom do I give my money to?! I need this now. Yes, NOC readers! Some of our faves are coming together for a brand new project and my friends over at Lionsgate came thru with the 411 to get us hype and ready! Check out the new trailer and official teaser poster for the film!

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Mike Epps and Katt Williams Star in ‘The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2’

Who in the world green lit a sequel to Meet the Blacks? Well, Hidden Empire Film Group did, and they announced today that they will release the highly-anticipated horror comedy The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit Meet The Blacks, in theaters on Friday, June 11. Okay, so, when I first read the press release I was like, “You can’t be serious?” But… yes, it’s happening NOC readers! Check out the new trailer and official poster for the film!

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Lionsgate’s ‘Spiral’ is Less Than a Month Away, and We Are Counting Down the Days

Are you ready for the horrifying new chapter from The Book Of Saw? Get ready; a criminal mastermind is unleashing a twisted form of justice in Spiral. The star-studded cast includes Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is also produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Darren Lynn Bousman is the director, and Spiral is written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’

Fans of Hitman’s Bodyguard are hyped because the sequel finally has a trailer, poster, and official release date. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman all star in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which comes out on June 16, 2021.

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Dylan O’Brien’s ‘Flashback’ Trailer Leaves Fans on Edge

Dylan O’Brien is one of those actors that truly masters any role he plays, making audiences eager for each new project he has. After the release of his recent film Love and Monsters, fans can now start counting down the release of his new Lionsgate thriller, Flashback.

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NOC Review: Rian Johnson Slays with ‘Knives Out’

On the morning after his 85th birthday party, acclaimed mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead in his study, a cut carotid and blood splashed everywhere. His family, a classic Christiean cast of characters, are all waiting to find out the contents of his will. It’s with this well-known whodunit premise that Rian Johnson’s uproariously hilarious Knives Out begins.

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The Year of Keanu Reeves

If you have been a human being with an internet connection over the last several weeks, you may have noticed Keanu Reeves is kind of everywhere. From John Wick toppling the Avengers at the box office and a scene-stealing turn as Ali Wong’s lover in  Always Be My Maybe, to taking fans’ breaths away at E3, Keanu’s career is hotter than ever. Like a Keannussance, if you will. But why now? I’m going to attempt to retrace each milestone in the timeline of why 2019 is the year of Keanu.

This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

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Daniel Dae Kim on ‘Hellboy,’ Asian Superheroes, and Rom-Coms

Daniel Dae Kim has been a busy man.

Since 2004, Kim has been a fixed entity on our television screens through ABC’s mystery series LOST and CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. Since leaving Five-0, Kim has been working nonstop on acting and being an executive producer.

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Power Rangers Brings Asian American Poverty Front and Center

By the time the Power Rangers craze first swept through in the early ’90s, I was just starting college, paying $290 a month in rent for a studio apartment in the Whittier neighborhood of South Minneapolis with a bed that pulled down from a wall, going to see Hong Kong flicks like Swordsman II and The Bride with White Hair Fridays at midnight, organized by Asia Media Access. I was still into nerd shit, but honestly the Power Rangers seemed, to me, corny and commercial. I thought it was funny that the Black Ranger was Black, the Yellow was a Vietnamese woman, and the Pink Ranger was a white woman.

My love of all things nerd grew in Phillips: Minnesota’s largest, poorest, and most racially diverse neighborhood, not all that far from my college apartment. As refugees from war with not a lot of money to spare, I learned to walk to the Franklin Avenue library where reading and checking out books was free. Comic books were less than a dollar, and watching television shows like Robotech and Dungeons and Dragons just meant having the discipline to wake up in time. I had friends of all colors and genders and backgrounds, and bullies of all colors and backgrounds. Things were difficult for us since my family were among that first wave of refugees that became the first large visible concentration of Asian American people in Minnesota. But there was also joy, and love, and friendship to go along with all the pain and conflict.

Flash forward to 2017.

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Power Rangers Shows Superhero Genre How Representation is Done

Originally posted at Just Add Color

If you told anyone that the movie that was going to shake up the superhero genre in the best way would be the film adaptation of Power Rangers, they would be shocked and probably, in some strange, elitist, I’m-too-old-for-Power Rangers way, appalled. But Power Rangers has come out of the blue as the film when it comes to portraying a diverse group of people in a way that is both organic and makes sense for today’s world and today’s multicultural and diverse audience.

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