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Show Topic(s) – Biopic Mania
Get on Up (James Brown Story)
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B
I will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story
8:15pm Previews (August 1 2014)
Film – Get on Up Star(s)- Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd
Director- Tate Taylor Producer/Studio- Universal
Story-Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul,
Film- Jimi: All is by my Side (Sept 26 2014) Star(s Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell
Director- John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
Producer/Studio – XL Rator Media
8:30pm- Topic Discussion – Whitney and Bobby Film
Will this film cover her death?
Stars Yaya DaCosta (Whitney) and Arien Escarpeta (Bobby)
Talk about the drugs
Directed by Angela Bassett
Bobbi Christina is against film and will not appear
Family is OK according to Bassett
Vocals done by Debra Cox
Film is MOSTLY about Bobby and Whitney (A love story)
9:00pm – Aaliyah Movie gets new Producer (Wendy Williams)
Directed by Bradley Walsh (TV and Lifetime Director)
New Lead- Alexandra Shipp
Wendy Williams Involvement- Executive producer
Production to start this Month
**** Miles Davis Biopic Directed and starring Don Cheadle has raised over 300k on Indiegogo.com ****
9:15pm TV Shows Recap
Power on Starz/ True Blood
Upcoming titles- Guardians of the Galaxy/
On this episode of "ROAM" we discuss the Lifetime biopic of Whitney Houston. Along side your hilarious host, Nafeesha Pasha (aka Flawlessdarapchick) will be her wonderful new co-host and side-kick Desmond Maurice Carter with his segment "the tea with DMC".
Tune in to our show every Wednesday from 9pm-11pm. Call in to 646 478 4069 to listen in and/or talk live from your phone or log on to Blogtalkradio.com!
This week, Kenneth Arthur and Danny Kelly talk to Mario Bobino, the director of the now-shuttered Marshawn Lynch biopic "Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story". Bobino gives his side of the story as to why the movie was not released, shares some stories from the production, talks about Lynch and his performance in the film, and shares some about Lynch's life growing up in Oakland.
REEL TALK with Da Director
8:05 – weekend recap
Show Topic(s) – Jurassic World, Sets record should it be the last?/ Richard Pryor Biopic/OITN/ POWER season 2
Film – Jurassic World
Star(s)- Chris Pratt
Director- Colin Trevorrow
8:30pm- Richard Pryor Movie
Cast (Eddie Murphy, Oprah, Taraji , Kte Hudson)
9:00pm – OITNB
9:15pm TV Shows Recap
POWER season 2 episode 2
PREVIEW NEXT - True Detective Season 2 / Terminator
Actor Arlen Alexander Escarpeta. He is best known for his roles in the films Friday the 13th,Brotherhood,Final Destination 5, and Into the Storm (2014).
Escarpeta will be playing the role of Bobby Brown in the new Whitney Houston Biopic, Whitney (film), airing on Lifetime (TV Network) January 17, 2015.
Golden Globe® Award winner and Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett makes her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie "Whitney," featuring Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels’ "The Butler") in the lead role with Arlen Escarpeta ("Final Destination 5") alongside her as Bobby Brown.
"Whitney" chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.
Movie Trailer: http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/whitney/video
Howcee Productions Gospel Special Guest:
Actor Keith Robinson Cast In James Brown Biopic, ‘Get On Up’
Things really seem to be coming together for the long-awaited James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Just last week we told you that singer-turned-actress Jill Scott has been cast to play The Godfather Of Soul’s wife. We’ve just learned that Dreamgirls actor Keith Robinson has also been added to the all-star cast.
According to Shadow and Act, the 38-year-old actor will be playing the role of Baby Roy an original member of James Brown’s band. Actor Keith Robinson Cast In James Brown Biopic, ‘Get On Up’ Keith will be in the company of some of Hollywood’s most talented actors and actresses. If you recall, 42 actor Chadwick Boseman has been cast to play the role of Brown. The Help actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis have also been cast to play the late singer’s aunt and mother, respectively.
Keith has already taken to Twitter to thank everyone for their support and express his excitement regarding his new role.
On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the Roundtable reviews Straight Outta Compton! Is it as good as the hype suggests? Could it be F. Gary Gray’s best film to date? Might it be the best Hip-Hop biopic released thus far? Does it offer the real story of the villains in Black, or a diluted and sanitized version? Is it more of a hagiopic than a biopic? Does the direct involvement of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube compromise the integrity of the final product? Should biopics be expected to tell the undisputed truth about their subjects? Does the film offer a fair and balanced portrait of Jerry Heller and Marion “Suge” Knight? Does it properly capture the popular zeitgeist of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s? Can it be considered a feature length hate latter to police officers nationwide?
Howdy, folks. We're back after an understandable Saturday pre-emption due to this past weekend's legendary Afropunk Festival held at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. Check out our impressions of the event during the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they discuss the following issues: Dburt's thoughts on the escalation (and evolution) of the other Black experience commonly refered to as Afropunk; a St. Louis mother's empassioned rant critiquing the Black Lives Matter movement goes viral; futurist and entrepreneur, Elon Musk's vacuum travel project might be gaining more traction and viability; a belated hat tip to Shadow and Act for their highlighting of an upcoming film project about African American women who were NASA mathematicians during the Civil Rights era; and while films about Black genius are in development, memetic minstrelsy may get rewarded (again) with Straight Outta Compton garnering Oscar buzz (do they ever give awards that show AA communities in a good light?); DC's Vixen gets her animated closeup. And lastly, famed director, Steve McQueen with the assistance of Hollywood iconic actor/activist, Harry Belafonte may be gearing up to make a Paul Robeson biopic (Oscar, anyone?). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.-Paul Robeson
Ice Cube... Dr. Dre... MC Ren... DJ Yella... and of course, Eazy-E.
If none of these names ring any bells in your heads... you don't even deserve to listen to rap at all!
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON was THE album that put Ruthless Records; Eazy and his "Boyz in Da' Hood" on the map!
And the rest is history. Now a BIOPIC is out on them!
F. Gary Gray... Cube... TAKE A BOW!!! You just shown future filmmakers the EXACT RIGHT WAY to do biopics on musical artists!