East Harlem’s Al Pacino’s not getting animated after all. After completing much of the voice work for the role of the villain in Despicable Me 2, the screen legend has now abruptly pulled out of the highly anticipated sequel. Continue reading
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“Wilde Salome,” East Harlem native Al Pacino’s documentary that explores the complexities of the Oscar Wilde play Salome, will make its debut at the Venice Film Festival Sept. 4 following a ceremony that will present the Oscar-winning actor with the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award. Continue reading
Whoa! 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) made a hell of a sacrifice for his upcoming movie. Usually the MC looks like an NFL linebacker. But for his starring role in the Mario Van Peebles-directed Things Fall Apart, a movie he wrote, 50 dropped 54 pounds to play a college football player battling cancer. On a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill stints, he went from 214 pounds to a sickly 160 pounds, reports US Weekly. Continue reading
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Tagged 50 Cent, Al Pacino, Christian Bale, Courage Under Fire, Curtis Jackson, G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, Mario Van Peebles, Robert De Niro, Seven Pounds, Things Fall Apart, Tony Yayo
Righteous Kill by T. A. Moreland for HW Mag
If only it would happen this way in the real world – a serial killer that only takes out bad guys. Guys who commit heinous crimes but whom law enforcement just can’t seem to get behind bars. In Righteous Kill, Academy Award winners Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino star as veteran police detectives nicknamed Turk and Rooster, who attempt to track down a vicious vigilante.
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