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Paul Banks , RZA - Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios - Culver City, California, United States - Saturday 4th June 2016

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RZA - Spike TV 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards - Arrivals - Culver City, California, United States - Saturday 4th June 2016

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RZA - New York Premiere of 'Mr. Right' - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 6th April 2016

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Mr. Right Trailer


In Martha's mind, she's a fantastic girlfriend but finds it impossible to hold on to a boyfriend. When her partner cheats on her, that's the last straw, Martha begins to lose it. She turns into a party animal and takes everything to the extreme.

Francis is a hitman, for years he's been one of the best in the trade but recently he's been doubting his profession and grown a conscience that he's not had before. Dealing with it in the only way he knows how, Francis begins killing the clients who recruit him to perform hits. 

Francis meets Martha when she's on the brink of doing something silly. The two instantly connect and are soon out having drinks together. When Francis notices the guy next to them is carrying a weapon, his new sense of justice kicks in and takes matters into his own hands.

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Rapper Andre Johnson Explains Why He Cut Off His Penis


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Remember when sort-of-Wu Tang-member-but-kind-of-not rapper Andre Johnson AKA Christ Bearer cut off his johnson, whoops, sorry, penis, before roaming the streets naked and covered in blood? It was a pretty extreme time for all involved, particularly when RZA cut him off (no pun intended) from Wu Tang, explaining that they no longer make music with him.

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Well, Christ Bearer has come forward to explain why he did what he did.  There's a pretty logical explanation, depending on your tolerance for drug induced mania.  Andre Johnson, also known as Andre Roxx (we’re guessing he’s going to prefer Roxx to Johnson from now on) says that missing his two daughters, smoking a smidgen of marijuana (or a few ounces, give or take) and a book he’d read about monks and vasectomies were among the lethal mix of catalysts inspiring his decision.

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RZA Describes Christ Bearer's Attempted Suicide: "That S**t Sound Mythical"


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Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA is just as in the dark about rapper Christ Bearer’s attempted suicide as the rest of the world. “It’s sad that it’s Wu-Tang affiliated,” RZA told XXLMag.com, “It’s like dirty press in a way. I want to know what the f*** moved him to do those things.”

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Christ Bearer, real name Andre Johnson, was discovered on a sidewalk in North Hollywood. He had allegedly cut off his own penis before jumping off a balcony in what is assumed to be an attempted suicide. Doctors were unable to reattach the rapper’s penis, but according to TMZ he is in a stable condition. Two of his rap co-collaborators, who live in the same building and were there during the incident, said that they hadn't been taking any drugs that could have influenced such an action.

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Brick Mansions Trailer


Brick Mansions is a Detroit district overrun with violent crime, inhabited by gangs and fuelled by drugs; an area so brutal, authorities were forced to build a wall around it. One particularly agile resident named Lino has managed to anger some of the more virile crime bosses by possessing a strong moral compass regarding the treatment of his neighbours. As he is quickly hunted down, it seems he is no match for his enemies - though he could be a match for the city's law enforcement. Damien is a cop enlisted to go undercover after one gang leader named Tremaine holds the Mayor and half the city hostage. He must team up (and keep up) with Lino if they want to stop Tremaine from destroying the city with a seriously destructive neutron bomb. Initially hostile towards each other, can Damien and Lino cast aside their differences to save their people?

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RZA and Russell Crowe - World premiere of 'Man of Steel' at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center- Arrivals - NYC, NY, United States - Tuesday 11th June 2013

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Wu-Tang Clan Reunite For 20th Anniversary UK Dates: Ticket Details


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Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most critically acclaimed and successful hip-hop groups of all time, are returning to the UK for live dates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal record Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

The group, originally from Staten-Island, consisted of nine rappers, many of whom forged successful solo careers including RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon. The two UK dates will see all living members of the group reunite on-stage together to perform tracks from their back catalogue as well as new album A Better Tomorrow. “This may sound unbelievable,” said RZA upon announcing the shows, “but I told the crew in the first basement meeting that from my calculations, and from what I'm feeling, this will last 20 years.”

Wu-Tang ClanAll Living Members Of The Original Wu-Tang Clan Will Reunite For The UK Dates

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The Man With The Iron Fists Review


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Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges in this crazed pastiche of 1970s kung fu action romps. It's energetic and often quite funny, but far too silly to come together properly, mainly because he never adds any sense of post-modern wit. If the action scenes were more coherent, it at least could have been a guilty pleasure.

In a 19th century Chinese village, an American ex-slave (RZA) is known only as Blacksmith, forging weapons for gang members to raise the money to buy his girlfriend Lady Silk (Chung) from the local brothel's Madam Blossom (Lucy Liu). But their fate is caught up in a battle for power after the patriarch of the Lion clan is murdered and the swaggering Silver Lion (Mann) challenges rightful heir Zen Li (Yune). After a vicious attack by Silver Lion's muscled henchman Brass Body (Bautista), Zen Li is rescued by Blacksmith. And they get help from Englishman Jack Knife (Crowe) to fight Silver Lion and his thugs.

The title refers to something that happens about halfway in, when Blacksmith forges new arms for himself after being attacked by Silver Lion for helping Zen Li. This sets the stage for an orgy of metal-on-metal battling (there are also bronze and copper characters), leading to a clattering showdown between Blacksmith and Brass Body, who for some inexplicable reason can morph his body into, yes, brass. As such a wild fantasy, it's not surprising that the plot makes so little sense, although a bit more genuine character depth would have helped hold our interest.

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RZA Already Working On New Wu Material


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On the back of the release of his directorial debut, RZA could be working on new material for a Wu Tang Clan comeback album.

With a busy filming schedule still ahead of him RZA may be the new poster boy of alternative Hollywood, but he still hasn't forgotten about his past and according to Ghostface Killah the hip-hop legend is already in the studio working on new material for a potential new Wu-Tang album. Next year marks the 20th anniversary since the hip-hop collective released their seminal breakthrough album, Enter the Wu: 36 Chambers, and if Ghostdeini's word is anything to go by then he has already recorded his RZA-produced parts for an anniversary album.

"While I was doing my Supreme Clientele sh*t, the second one, The Wally Era, I was doing joints for the next Wu album," he revealed whilst speaking to MTV's Rap Fix. 

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Hot Tickets! This Weekend's US Cinema Releases: Flight, Wreck It Ralph, The Man With The Iron Fists, Vamps


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All eyes are on Flight and Wreck It Ralph this weekend as the main contenders for box office glory. Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight has already sparked whispers of an Oscar nomination from insiders, something that’s always guaranteed to get people fleeing to the movie theaters. However, with much of the East coast of the USA blighted by Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, the attentions of much of the US public will be elsewhere as people try to recover from the devastation caused there.

Denzel Washington last won an Oscar in 2002, for the crime thriller Training Day. Flight is Washington’s latest stab at the prize. Described on Rotten Tomatoes as an “action packed mystery thriller,” Denzel plays the lead role of the pilot Whip Whitaker, who manages to land a passenger plane after a mid-air catastrophe and saves everyone on board. After being hailed as a hero, it soon becomes clear that something may be amiss with Whitaker and all is not as it seems.

 The critical response to Flight has been largely positive, with Roger Ebert hinting at the power of Denzel’s performance by saying “Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way.” High praise indeed from Ebert. In fact, the bulk of the praise for Flight is centered on Washington; Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers surmises “Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years.” Sounds like one not to be missed! Wreck It Ralph might not have ‘Oscar Winner’ stamped all over it but it’s still shaping up to be a strong contender in the popularity stakes this weekend, with only one dissenter failing to give it the thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes’ round-up of the top critics’ remarks.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer


After the events of the first film, which saw them take on an organisation called COBRA and a notorious arms dealer, the G.I. Joe Team are back in a new adventure.

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American Gangster Review


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There's something dead in Denzel Washington's eyes nearly all of the way through Ridley Scott's American Gangster, which takes what should have been a mesmerizing slice of urban historical grit and grinds it into roughly two hours of standard issue cinema. Washington is playing Frank Lucas, a real-life crime boss who for a period lasting from the late 1960s into the following decade, ran Manhattan "from 110th to 155th, river to river." A real slick character who doesn't need to strut his worth on the street, Lucas hates flash like a junkie hates rehab: It reminds him of all he truly is but doesn't want to be. Facing off against him is New Jersey narc Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a womanizing tough guy with a short fuse but a heart of gold (aren't they all), who's so clean that when he and his partner come across $1 million in untraceable cash he had the bad manners to turn it all in without taking a single bill for himself. In a big-city police department in the 1970s, boy scout behavior like that will just plain get you killed -- the guy who's not on the take is the guy who could very well sell you down the river when the grand jury comes sniffing around for who is on the take.

Ridley Scott has a good thing going here, tossing these two Hollywood bigshots into the ring and letting them play cops and robbers while he slathers on the period detail with a trowel. There's some serious Superfly outfits (including a godawful $50,000 chinchilla coat that plays a surprisingly key part in a plot twist), a generous helping of soul music, enough fantastic character actors to choke a horse (Idris Elba, Jon Polito, Kevin Corrigan, an incredibly sleazy Josh Brolin, and so on), the specter of Vietnam playing on every television in sight, and the odd enjoyment one gets from watching cops in the pre-militarized, pre-SWAT days take down an apartment with just revolvers, the occasional shotgun, and a sledgehammer to whack down the door. Scott's smart enough to let the story cohere organically and without rush, keeping his main contenders apart for as long as could possibly be borne, making them fully developed characters in their own right and not just developed in opposition to the other. But there's something in this broad and expansive tale that can't quite come together, and it seems to start in Denzel's eyes.

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Mr. Right Trailer

Mr. Right Trailer

In Martha's mind, she's a fantastic girlfriend but finds it impossible to hold on to...

Brick Mansions Trailer

Brick Mansions Trailer

Brick Mansions is a Detroit district overrun with violent crime, inhabited by gangs and fuelled...

The Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review

The Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review

Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges...

The Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

The Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

'The Man with the Iron Fists' tells the tale of a blacksmith in the 1800s...

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer

After the events of the first film, which saw them take on an organisation called...

The Next Three Days Movie Review

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Due Date Movie Review

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Repo Men Trailer

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Funny People Movie Review

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