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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: THE DUEL, VH1 HIP HOP HONORS, BAZODEE, MORRIS FROM AMERICA, ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, THE X-FILES, MEET THE BLACKS

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: THE DUEL, VH1 HIP HOP HONORS, BAZODEE, MORRIS FROM AMERICA, ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, THE X-FILES, MEET THE BLACKS

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: THE DUEL, VH1 HIP HOP HONORS, BAZODEE, MORRIS FROM AMERICA, ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, THE X-FILES, MEET THE BLACKS 8

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The Duel Starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson Arrives On Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD 8/23

Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games franchise) and Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games franchise) face off in the action-packed western The Duel arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD August 23 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. In the small town of Helena, a Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths and uncovers a dark secret about the town’s charismatic preacher. The Duel shoots its way on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

A Texas Ranger (Hemsworth) investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher (Harrelson). However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the Ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary with Director Kieran Darcy-Smith and Production Designer Toby Corbett

*Subject to change

 

CAST

Woody Harrelson                                  The Hunger Games franchise, No Country for Old Men

Liam Hemsworth                                  The Hunger Games franchise, Cut Bank

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QUEEN LATIFAH, MISSY ELLIOTT, SALT ‘N’ PEPA and LIL’ KIM TO BE HONORED AT VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS

VH1 announced today that multifaceted superstar Queen Latifah is the first legendary artist being honored at VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS. Latifah will also serve as an executive producer of the upcoming event through Flavor Unit, marking an ongoing collaboration with VH1 after the success of the one-hour special DEAR MAMA earlier this year.

 

After a six-year hiatus, the revered VH1 HIP HOP HONORS is back celebrating the best and brightest in hiphop with a twist. This year’s live event will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who led a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today. The other hugely influential female artists being honored will be announced later this week.

 

A true trailblazer in the world of hip hop, Queen Latifah has earned acclaim in all facets of her career. She is one of music’s most well respected rappers and has earned six Grammy nominations as well as a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994. Also known for her incredible singing ability, in 2005, she was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album and in 2008 she was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. As an actor, Latifah received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mama Morton in Miramax’s Chicago and a SAG Award win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role in Bessie. She has also won a Golden Globe and been nominated for two Emmys.

 

“VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS” will air Monday, July 11th at 9PM ET LIVE from New York

 

Since its inception in 2004, “VH1 HIP HOP HONORS” has recognized the luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the cultural phenomenon it has become. From Hip Hop’s pioneers like Public Enemy and Tupac Shakur to Def Jam Records and Russell Simmons, VH1 has honored Hip Hop from its origins through the numerous phases of its musical evolution.

 

Current sponsors of the “VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS” special event include MetroPCS® and Taco Bell®.

 

Join the conversation on Twitter with @VH1 and @VH1Music using #HipHopHonors   For additional updates, ‘LIKE’ VH1 and VH1 Music on Facebook, or go to HipHopHonors.VH1.com

 

“VH1 HIP HOP HONORS” is being produced by Flavor Unit with Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah as Executive Producers along with Monami Productions with Mona Scott-Young as Executive Producer and blacjac Entertainment Group with Jac Benson II as an Executive Producer. For VH1, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft and Keshia Williams are Executive Producers, Elena Diaz is Executive in Charge of Talent and Leah Lane and Joe Buoye are Executives in Charge of Production.

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BAZODEE – Official Trailer & Poster for MACHEL MONTANO’s Feature Film Debut!

Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party for both families. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, Anita must now choose between the answer to her family’s financial prayers and the possibility of real love. Set on the vivid, colorful island of Trinidad and pulsing with the sensuous dance rhythms of soca music, BAZODEE is a new style Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavor.

 

RELEASE DATE: August 5, 2016

 

CAST:

Machel Montano

Natalie Perera

Kabir Bedi

Teneille Newallo

Rahul Nath

Chris Smith

Valmike Rampersad

Staz Nair

Kriss Dosanjh

 

DIRECTOR: Todd Kessler

WRITER: Claire Ince

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MORRIS FROM AMERICA gets a new poster and trailer!

A24 and DIRECTV are excited to share the official trailer and poster for MORRIS FROM AMERICA. A smash hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and star Craig Robinson received a Special Jury Award for Acting for his touching and nuanced performance in his first dramatic role), MORRIS FROM AMERICA  centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin (Lina Keller). Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chad Hartigan (THIS IS MARTIN BONNER),  MORRIS FROM AMERICA  is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice that features an extensive soundtrack of hip-hop standards, including Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear,” Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” Jeru the Damaja’s “Come Clean,” and, featured in the trailer, “Nobody Speak” by DJ Shadow (feat. Run the Jewels). MORRIS FROM AMERICA will  be available exclusively on DIRECTV beginning July 7th and opens theatrically in select cities on August 19th.

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DreamWorks All Hail King Julien: Season 3 Now Streaming on Netflix!

Season 3 of DreamWorks Animation’s All Hail King Julien premieres exclusively on Netflix this Friday, June 17th! We have a clip and stills from the show to share with you. Please see below!

This season, alongside Danny Jacobs’ Emmy®-winning comedic work as King Julien, All Hail King Julien has attracted accomplished talent with A-level guest stars including Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Angelica Huston (The Addams Family, The Royal Tenenbaums), Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Arrested Development), and John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Yes Man).

 

You might be familiar with the Emmy®-winning show, but did you know that All Hail King Julien isn’t just a tropical adventure for children?  In fact, the show has become a mecca of pop culture phenomena and not-so-subtle adult humor, bringing the jungle of Madagascar closer to modern society than you might think. With skewering parallels to our addictive consumption of coffee and ridiculous “high fashion” trends, biting representations of class and beauty standards, and emotional characters that challenge stereotypical gender roles, All Hail King Julien produces witty observations that are meant for modern-day thinkers of all ages.

Even the television industry is taking notice!  Last year, the show was crowned Outstanding Children’s Animated Program; this April, the show took home the coveted award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program for a total of 5 Emmy® wins since the show’s creation in 2014.

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THE X-FILES: THE EVENT SERIES IS ON BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL HD NOW! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN BELOW!

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MEET THE BLACKS arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand August 2

Beverly Hills isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be in Meet the Blacks, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand August 2 from Lionsgate and Codeblack Films. When Carl Black comes into some unexpected money, he decides to give up his hustling lifestyle, take his family and leave Chicago behind, but…they realize they picked the worst time to move. The laugh-out-loud cast includes Mike Epps (The Hangover), Gary Owen (Ride Along), Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club), Bresha Webb (Ride Along 2), Lil Duval (“BET’s “ComicView”), Andrew Bachelor (Fifty Shades of Black,), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), with George Lopez (TV’s “George Lopez”) and Mike Tyson (The Hangover).

 

In a send-up of the hit franchise The Purge, Carl Black moves his family to Beverly Hills in hope of a better life, but their arrival coincides with the city’s annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

 

The home entertainment release of Meet the Blacks includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes, the “Hit the Gas” music video, “Don’t Hate Wiring” parody commercial, and outtakes. Meet the Blacks will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “The Making of Meet the Blacks” Featurette
  • “Hit the Gas” Music Video
  • Behind the Scenes of “Hit the Gas”
  • “Don’t Hate Wiring!” Parody Commercial
  • Outtakes

*Subject to change

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