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First Orc Joins SCLAPD!

BRIGHT – LAPD Officers Nicolas Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) and Scott Ward (Will Smith) – Photo by Jonas Stolpe/Courtesy of Netflix

Today marks a genuine first – Nicolas Jakoby, an orc, has officially become part of the South Central Los Angeles Police Department where he will be partnered with veteran Officer Scott Ward.

Jakoby and Ward are the subjects of a new film by David Ayer (Fury, Suicide Squad) that will be coming to Netflix in December, 2017.

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Supernaturally Intriguing Trailer: Bright!

BRIGHT – Ward (Will smith), Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – Photo courtesy of Netflix

What would the world be like if everything was exactly the same as it now, but there were orcs, elves and fairies as well as human beings?

David Ayers’ Bright – stars Will Smith as Ward, a human cop who is partnered with Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), an orc, on a routine night patrol that turns out to be anything but.

Bright premieres in December – exclusively on Netflix.

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Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali with Ali: Commemorative Edition!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a special edition of Michael Mann’s Muhammad Ali biopic, starring Will Smith, on Blu-ray this month.

Ali: Commemorative Edition will include a new featurette – On the Set with The Greatest. It will be in stores on January 17th. Details follow the break.

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Collateral Beauty – I Hated This Movie!


Collateral Beauty is a story about grief, recovery and redemption – themes also found in Kenneth Lonergan’s brilliant Manchester By Sea. It angered me because it appeared to be an entirely different movie than the one suggested by the trailers – and by being a remarkably treacly film on its own merits.

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Personal Response Trailer: Collateral Beauty!


Howard Inlet has suffered a terrible personal tragedy and dealing with it by writing letters – to Love, Time and Death. He is not expecting a personal response.

Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton, Jacob Lattimore, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris and Helen Mirren. It opens on December 16th. Check out the first trailer after the break.

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Concussion – The NFL Vs. Bennett C. Omalu MD!

Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures' "Concussion."
Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Concussion.”

Dr. Bennett C. Omalu is the Nigerian-American coroner who identified the brain damage that was the cause of mental health issues for ex-NFL players. The story is, as they used to say, ‘ripped from the headlines’ – and given that the NFL has just backed out of a concussion study at a Boston University, its release could not have been timelier.

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Focus Is Slight Slight-of-Hand!


Heist and caper movies rely on manipulating what we see and hear in such a way that we see and hear everything we need to know without realizing that we’ve done so. In spite of some pacing problems and an occasional overabundance of flash (a tricky balance that writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa don’t always get right), Focus pulls off its caper with a certain amount of verve and panache.

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