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Bahamas Reportedly Bans Fyre Festival From Happening There Again


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After the mass schadenfreude that greeted the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas last weekend, things are going from bad to worse for its organisers, with reports that the islands’ authorities are banning the festival from taking place there again.

According to a new report from TMZ, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism have decided upon a “stricter vetting system” for all new proposed festivals and mass entertainment events taking place on the islands in the future, following the farcical events surrounding the Fyre Festival that went viral on social media.

Ja RuleJa Rule is apparently being prevented from ever holding the Fyre Festival on the Bahamas again

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Aisha Atkins , Ja Rule - 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3Labs at 3Labs - Culver City, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015

Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule

Aisha Atkins , Ja Rule - 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3Labs at 3Labs - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015

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Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule
Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule

Ja Rule - 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Steve Madden, Julissa Bermudez , Ja Rule - Designer Steve Madden and recording artist Ja Rule launch the release of the Maven x Madden Men's Collection held at Macy's Herald Square at Macy's - New York City, United States - Wednesday 26th August 2015

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Julissa Bermudez and Ja Rule
Steve Madden, Julissa Bermudez and Ja Rule
Steve Madden, Julissa Bermudez and Ja Rule

Andrea Rogers - Harbor restaurant and bar - Arrivals at Harbor restaurant and bar - Montauk, New York, United States - Sunday 24th May 2015

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Ja Rule and Andrea Rogers
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Aisha and Ja Rule - BET Black Girls Rock CoverGirl Style Stage on the Red Carpet at New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Arrivals - Newark, NJ, United States - Saturday 26th October 2013

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Ja Rule Tuesday 2nd March 2010 New York premiere of 'Brooklyn's Finest' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater New York City, USA

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Ja Rule - Saturday 29th August 2009 at Luna Park Sydney, Australia

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Ja Rule Wednesday 8th April 2009 Ja Rule visits the Laguna Beach Jeans showroom Los Angeles, California

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Ja Rule and Bryant Park Friday 6th June 2008 performs live for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in Bryant Park New York City, USA

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Ashanti, Ja Rule and Bryant Park

The Fast And The Furious Review


OK
Fast cars, scantily clad women, bare-knuckle brawls, and guns, guns, guns!

What more could be expected from a guilty pleasure-ridden American popcorn movie like The Fast and the Furious. Nothing of substance or intelligence is ever really expected from a summer movie, much less when that movie bears a title akin to a bad porno flick. The Fast and the Furious was exactly how I felt leaving the theater: Hightailing it back home, furious at how quickly the movie fell apart. I mean, how the hell could you screw up something as slam-dunk-awesome as souped-up performance cars amidst the illegal street racing subculture of the L.A. Basin?

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Turn It Up Review


Weak
How would you like to be elected king for a day? The enormously talented Ice Cube paved the way for chart-topping rap stars to become media moguls, running his own music and film production company. His explosive talent and shrewd business sense made his success look easy. Wow! Anyone can do this! The market soon became flooded with rap artists vying for movie stardom, not to mention creative control. Most of the stories revolve around familiar "urban gangsta" elements such as tough-talking badasses with flashy threads, fast cars, nickel-plated revolvers and beautiful hoochie-mamas. In sum, well-photographed vanity projects that make the stars feel cool.

Case in point: international sensation Pras co-produced and stars in Turn It Up. It's about, what else, a young man's struggle to escape his life of crime. Redemption is the order of the day. Diamond (Pras) is a talented hip-hop performer who harbors big dreams of cutting his own record, but can't afford the inflated costs of studio time. His mercurial loose cannon of a best friend, Gage (Billboard chart-topper Ja Rule), wants to lend a helping hand, stealing $10,000 from an ill-fated drug runner. Unfortunately, the money financing Diamond's career belongs to a vicious British gangster (Jason Stratham, Snatch, good even when he's coasting) who suddenly takes an interest in stealing the rights to Diamond's record. Things sure are heating up around here.

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Backstage Review


Bad
What goes on behind the scenes at big rap shows? It's exactly what you think. And it ain't worth watching.

The Fast And The Furious Review


OK
Fast cars, scantily clad women, bare-knuckle brawls, and guns, guns, guns!

What more could be expected from a guilty pleasure-ridden American popcorn movie like The Fast and the Furious. Nothing of substance or intelligence is ever really expected from a summer movie, much less when that movie bears a title akin to a bad porno flick. The Fast and the Furious was exactly how I felt leaving the theater: Hightailing it back home, furious at how quickly the movie fell apart. I mean, how the hell could you screw up something as slam-dunk-awesome as souped-up performance cars amidst the illegal street racing subculture of the L.A. Basin?

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) Review


Weak
The trouble with big-budget remakes is that more often than not, the films being updated for modern audiences necessitate little improvement. Rather than resurrecting and reconfiguring interesting failures, studio executives and second-rate directors instead subscribe to a lame-brained formula in which highly regarded classics and quirky genre films made by esteemed filmmakers are stripped of their unique character and thematic underpinnings, given a coat of cinematographic flash, populated with pretty actors, and simplistically streamlined so that only the basic plot structure is retained. Respect for tradition be damned, these bastardized versions trample on their precursors' venerable legacies as they pitifully attempt to parlay their predecessor's name-brand cache into box-office glory.

Such is the sorry story of Assault on Precinct 13, a reimagining of John Carpenter's 1976 genre gem (which, in turn, was modeled after Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo) about cops and criminals trapped in an old police station who are forced to work together to fend off a horde of murderous invaders. Directed by Jean-François Richet, the new film holds to that fundamental premise, though it tweaks virtually every important aspect of Carpenter's thriller for maximum vapidity. Now set in snow-bound Detroit on New Year's Eve (rather than in arid California), Richet's Assault switches the skin color of its leads - the police sergeant (Ethan Hawke's Jake Roenick) is now white, while the head criminal (Laurence Fishburne's mythic Marion Bishop) is black - and abandons Carpenter's astute portrait of uneasy, ready-to-explode racial tensions. In this version, the cops are Caucasian (including Brian Dennehy's Irish racist, who tellingly refers to the inmates as "those people"), the bad guys are African-American and Hispanic, and any friction generated from such divisions is swept under the rug in favor of ratcheting up the ho-hum action.

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Turn It Up Review


Weak

Real life hip hop stars Pras and Ja Rule star as an ambitious young rapper and his violent best friend/producer in "Turn It Up," a film spawned by Pras' song "Ghetto Superstar," which appeared on the soundtrack for Warren Beatty's bold political satire "Bulworth."

But while these two recording artists do a sincere and effective job making their characters feel true-to-life and depicting the ugly side of the rap label biz, the movie adheres to a formula of "money, drugs and 'hos" (to quote Ja Rule's character) that is neither ambitious nor bold.

With a pretty standard edge-of-the-ghetto backdrop and a plot concerning what Pras' perfectionist proto-rapper is willing to do to make his dream come true, "Turn It Up" mixes the predictable (a ruthless drug kingpin, a pregnant girlfriend, an absentee father looking for redemption) with a few Hong Kong-style shootouts that making killing look cool as long as you're killing people less moral than yourself.

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The Fast & The Furious Review


Bad

In its first 120 seconds, "The Fast and the Furious" makes it abundantly clear that if you're interested in anything more than gunning engines, squealing tires, custom paint jobs and arm-ornament hard-body bimbos, you're watching the wrong movie.

The opening scene is a stunt-driving sequence in which three pimped-out black Hondas ambush an 18-wheeler in what may be the most idiotically complicated hijacking in movie history.

Inside the Hondas are black marketeers looking to boost the truck's load of VCRs. But instead of forcing the truck off the road in more battle-worthy vehicles then holding the driver at gunpoint, one Honda pulls in front and a guy stands up through the sunroof, firing a harpoon through the truck's window. Then he proceeds to edge along the wire attached to the harpoon, climbing into the cab to confront the driver.

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Half Past Dead Review


Unbearable

No, the title of "Half Past Dead" isn't meant to describe the state of one-note, whisper-tough action star Steven Seagal's movie career -- but it wouldn't be far off. The guy has never had the best taste in scripts -- let's face it, any good movies he's made have been flukes -- but this gangsta-styled, ammo-fueled, prison break-in Z-movie could well be the dumbest flick he's ever anchored.

Taking place on a high-tech "New Alcatraz" prison island, where a guard's hand print and voice identification are required to get into cell blocks but the armory doesn't even have a screen door, the plot revolves around prisoner (and deep-cover FBI agent) Seagal leading the inmates in a battle against leather-clad bad-ass invaders from Central Casting who've come to snatch a death row resident -- during his execution -- so he can lead them to a secret stash of gold.

Nothing more than feeble, imitation-John-Woo style slow-mo shoot-outs and kung fu clashes set to a rap and hard-rock soundtrack, this movie has no standards beyond achieving the loudest possible visual volume. Writer-director Don Michael Paul (whose only credits are the script for the insufferable sci-fi motorcycle movie "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" and episodes of trash TV like "Silk Stalkings" and "Pacific Blue") couldn't care less about wooden acting, scenery chewing or gaping chasms in common sense, just as long as the guns stay a-blazin' and the obligatory babe baddie (Nia Peeples) shows a lot of midriff (because tight leather tummy tops are just so practical when parachuting into a penitentiary full of hardened rapists and murderers).

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Assault On Precinct 13 Review


OK

Adding a crooked-cops twist to the outnumbered-and-under-siege plot that John Carpenter lifted from "Rio Bravo" for his "original" 1976 B-movie shoot-'em-up, the new "Assault on Precinct 13" is a reasonably entertaining update of a reliable action-drama formula.

The flick gets off to a powerhouse start with a flashback to undercover cop Ethan Hawke posing as a freaked-out addict (and giving a great performance) during a drug bust gone wrong. Six months later he's pushing paper at the Detroit Police Department's most run-down outpost in an industrial outskirt of town during a New Year's Eve blizzard.

It's supposed to be the last day this precinct is open -- the phones have been shut down and the joint has been largely cleared of officers, weapons and equipment. But the road-closing storm brings Hawke and his two remaining stock-character staffers (retiring beat cop Brian Dennehy and sexy secretary Drea de Matteo) some unexpected visitors: A department shrink (Maria Bello), trapped there after her required session with reluctant patient Hawke (he's guilt-ridden over deaths in the drug bust), and a small busload of prisoners in transit.

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The Cookout Review


Zero

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Scary Movie 3 Review


Good

The "Scary Movie" horror spoofs must be some kind of mutant, alien movie franchise. There's just no other explanation for the fact that the sequels actually keep getting better. And unlike the hilarious but indefensibly scattershot second installment, "Scary Movie 3" even has a coherent combo-platter plot.

Serving up campy twists on The Ring's" killer-videotape plot and the alien invasion from Signs" -- with a little mock-"8 Mile" thrown in for flava -- the story catches up with wide-eyed dingbat heroine Anna Faris (who goofed on Neve Campbell's "Scream" character in the first two films) after she has become a blonde TV reporter (a la Naomi Watts in "The Ring") who discovers the creepy VHS cassette that curses anyone who watches it to die horribly in seven days. But when she tries to warn the world of its dangers, her producer puts his foot down: "No more paranoid on-air rants about the supernatural!"

Meanwhile Charlie Sheen -- returning to the kind of parody he showed such a deadpan knack for in 1991's "Hot Shots!" -- plays a farmer and former priest (shades of Mel Gibson in "Signs") whose cornfields have been flattened in a mysterious "crop circle" that from above reads "Attack Here!" with an arrow pointing to his house.

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Maura and Jane have a lot of differences; Maura has a high-flying job at a...

The Fast and the Furious Movie Review

The Fast and the Furious Movie Review

Fast cars, scantily clad women, bare-knuckle brawls, and guns, guns, guns!What more could be expected...

Turn It Up Movie Review

Turn It Up Movie Review

How would you like to be elected king for a day? The enormously talented...

The Cookout Movie Review

The Cookout Movie Review

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Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

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Half Past Dead Movie Review

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The Fast and the Furious Movie Review

The Fast and the Furious Movie Review

Fast cars, scantily clad women, bare-knuckle brawls, and guns, guns, guns!What more could be expected...

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) Movie Review

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) Movie Review

The trouble with big-budget remakes is that more often than not, the films being updated...

The Fast & The Furious Movie Review

The Fast & The Furious Movie Review

In its first 120 seconds, "The Fast and the Furious" makes it abundantly clear that...

Turn It Up Movie Review

Turn It Up Movie Review

Real life hip hop stars Pras and Ja Rule star as an ambitious young rapper...

Half Past Dead Movie Review

Half Past Dead Movie Review

No, the title of "Half Past Dead" isn't meant to describe the state of one-note,...

Assault On Precinct 13 Movie Review

Assault On Precinct 13 Movie Review

Adding a crooked-cops twist to the outnumbered-and-under-siege plot that John Carpenter lifted from "Rio Bravo"...

The Cookout Movie Review

The Cookout Movie Review

IN THE MEANTIME...Here's the plot:When Todd Anderson (Storm P) is chosen as the #1 professional...

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