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Has Jaden Smith Landed The Lead Role In 'Static Shock'?


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His father has recently been cast as ‘Deadshot’ in the upcoming Warner Bros project Suicide Squad, and now it looks as if Jaden Smith is set to follow in his footsteps by landing a DC comic books adapation of his own. The 16 year old is rumoured to have been cast as the lead in the forthcoming flick Static Shock, though this has not yet been confirmed.

Actor Tyler James Williams let the rumour slip in a video interview with the blog ‘Flicks and the City’ on YouTube. “There aren’t many young black comic book superheroes,” Williams said when talking about the demographic make-up of blockbuster movies, and added, “it’s great to seeStatic Shock is happening with Jaden.”

Jaden SmithIs Jaden Smith to star in Warner Bros.' 'Static Shock'?

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3rd ANNUAL CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS ROOFTOP SUMMER SOIREE

Tyler James Williams - Celebrities attend the 3rd Annual CBS Television Studios Rooftop Summer Soiree at The London Hotel. at The London Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th May 2015

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Tyler James Williams and Yvette Nicole Brown

Producers Guild of America's 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Tyler James Williams - A variety of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they attended the Producers Guild of America's 26th Awards ceremony which was held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 24th January 2015

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2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute

Tyler James Williams - 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, United States - Tuesday 18th November 2014

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'Dear White People' Takes Aims At Systematic, Intrinsic Stereotypes Using Comedy [Trailer]


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‘Dear White People’ is a comedy first, but the Sundance debutant is packed modern observations and contemporary experiences of racism tension. This isn’t a hard hitting drama about the civil rights movement or America’s deep south during slavery. The characters are Ivy League, educated and bored of accepted racism.

Dear White PeopleThe 'Dear White People' cast

Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) and Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights) are four college students at a fictional campus. And while the school may be made up, the attitudes of its white population aren’t: a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. These things actually happen. 

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Dear White People - Teaser Trailer


At the highly regarded college of Winchester University, racial tension is at an all time high. While a group of white students are planning to throw their traditional African-American themed party, many black students are firmly protesting. Meanwhile, the mixed race Samantha White is enjoying popularity as the host of her 'Dear White People' themed radio show, which aims to combat existing stereotypes at the college, but disaster strikes for her when the all-black residential hall faces eradication in order to further diversify students. However, it seems a reality show is keen to document her story - but that means her college peer Coco Conners is looking at rejection for her own pitch. Lionel Higgins joins the newspaper team to help ease some of the tension, but it seems not all black students are clued up on their own cultures.

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Lights Camera Cure 2013 Dance-A-Thon

Tyler James Williams and Guest - Lights Camera Cure 2013 Dance-A-Thon Los Angeles California United States Saturday 26th January 2013

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Tyler James Williams; Guest 2013 HBO's Golden Globes Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Tyler James Williams, Guest Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 13 Jan 2013

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Unaccompanied Minors Review


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Every year, we get a fresh batch of treacle at the movie theatre, all in the name of "family holiday entertainment;" approximately 68 percent of it stars Tim Allen. Because many Christmas movies have so little to recommend them, when Unaccompanied Minors comes in as "not too shabby," it's actually a rather glowing recommendation, given the context.A group of wee teens, flying for reasons that range from divorce to Judaism, get snowed in to a fictional Midwest airport on Christmas Eve. They balk at staying in the unaccompanied minors' lounge -- sort of an unsanitary recess in a demilitarized zone -- and make a break for it. They have a mission (to deliver Christmas to one boy's idealistic little sister) and a sworn enemy (Lewis Black as the airport's Scroogetastic head of passenger relations), and between them, they also have the full range of plucky teen clichés. There's Spencer (Dyllan Christopher) the ringleader, a geek who is only geeky in the world of movies, a spoiled princess with a heart of gold (Gina Mantegna), the sassy tomboy (Quinn Shephard), and the stereotype trifecta, the anal, prematurely grown teen who is also the black kid and the Jew (Tyler James Williams).To their credit, the kids in Unaccompanied Minors aren't cloying moppets, and all have a handle on how to act as real-kid-like as a holiday film will allow (Williams especially rocks the pitch-perfect comic timing he uses each week on TV's Everyone Hates Chris). And further thank heaven that the film is not, in fact, the Home Alone ripoff the previews advertise. Yes, there are precocious kids outwitting ill-tempered adults, but there are also a lot of jokes made at the expense of bio-diesel (Spencer's dad, played by Rob Corddry, is a tree-hugger who sets out across a couple of blizzarding states to pick up his stranded son).Director Paul Feig, who's made a career out of directing cult-popular TV series like The Office, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks (which he co-created), trades on some of his cachet and rounds up a laundry list of pals and former co-workers to turn the supporting cast into sort of a who's who of hip comedy talent. In addition to Black and Corddry, fellow correspondent from The Daily Show Rob Riggle is a security guard; The Office's writer/actors Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak both show up as disheartened airport employees; Tony Hale and Jessica Walter, both late of Arrested, each have a cameo; and former Kids in the Hall Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark McKinney play an inept group of guards (in the hall).The killer cast, though, is pretty much the only nod to the sly humor Minors could have boasted to make it as appealing to adults as it will be to precocious pre-teens. The rest is purely PG-level wackiness that is admittedly funny at times -- I like a good jack-in-the-box Santa gag as much as the next person -- even as it is relentlessly predictable and unabashedly heartwarming. Screenwriters Mya Stark & Jacob Meszaros, both working on their first feature-length films, clearly do not have the same handle on subversive comedy that many of the actors, and Feig, have shown such brilliance with in the past, and they head instead for the broadest of gags.In the context of comedy films, Unaccompanied Minors is probably mediocre at best. There are rather too many aw-shucks moments, the plot is wafer thin, and airport hijinks like this are patently ludicrous in a post-9/11, no-water-or-moisturizer-past-security world. But when it comes to movies that are meant to promote family togetherness and holiday cheer, there are certainly worse things you could be dragged to by your children/parents/siblings. And yes, I am looking at you, everything that Tim Allen has done for November release in the past decade.Where's Sinbad when you need him?
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