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First-look images from Into the Badlands season 3

AMC has revealed five first look images from the third season of its Martial Arts drama series Into the Badlands featuring Sunny (Daniel Wu), The Widow (Emily Beecham), Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay), Cressida (Lorraine Toussaint), and Tilda (Ally Ioannides); check them out here…

“Season 3 finds Sunny living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie (Nick Frost) and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda or Waldo (Stephen Lang), The Widow must find new allies in Lydia (Orla Brady) and in Nathaniel Moon (Sherman Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2. But when
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Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’

Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’
Pop star Azealia Banks enters the ring in the rap battle romance “Love Beats Rhymes” veiled in black with a microphone, a dead rose and a coffin. Her character Coco Ford, a struggling New York singer, looks like a witch, and Banks’ fans might shiver remembering that the singer-turned-actress actually is one (last year, she posted a Snapchat video of the bloody closet where she sacrifices chickens). That first image of Banks haunts the film long after director RZA, the head of the Wu-Tang Clan, attempts to exorcise it with an inspirational drama about Coco’s summer-semester poetry class. With a plot as predictable as a haiku, RZA and screenwriter Nicole Jefferson Asher would have done better to embrace the strangeness.

Coco is at a crossroads. Her four-person freestyle group wants a record deal, but the three dudes in the band don’t want to write down lyrics — especially her flaky crush Mahlik (John David Washington of “Ballers
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'Love Beats Rhymes': Film Review

'Love Beats Rhymes': Film Review
Wu-Tang Clan co-founder RZA makes a sharp stylistic departure with his directorial follow-up to his debut feature, 2012's martial arts extravaganza The Man With the Iron Fists. Featuring rapper/singer Azealia Banks in her first starring role, the punningly titled Love Beats Rhymes is a romantic drama that also explores the comparative merits of poetry and rap. Despite its frequently clunky dramaturgy, the film makes some interesting points while providing an excellent showcase for Banks' considerable onscreen charisma.

The pop star plays Coco, a young Staten Island woman who works in her mother's (Lorraine Toussaint) soul food restaurant while struggling to...
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Poster and trailer for RZA’s Love Beats Rhymes starring Azealia Banks

Lionsgate has unveiled a poster and trailer for RZA’s latest directorial effort Love Beats Rhymes, which sees Azealia Banks leading a cast that includes Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, Hana Mae Lee, John David Washington, and Common. Take a look here…

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice — and true love — in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Love Beats Rhymes is set for release on December 1st, 2017.
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See Azealia Banks, Common in RZA's New 'Love Beats Rhymes' Trailer

See Azealia Banks, Common in RZA's New 'Love Beats Rhymes' Trailer
"All I ever wanted is to be a rapper," Azealia Banks' character Coco says in the new trailer for the RZA-directed Love Beats Rhymes. "I want people to fall in love with my words."

Originally titled after the lead character's name, the now-named Love Beats Rhymes follows Coco, a struggling, aspiring artist as she navigates showcasing credibility in a live setting and with record industry types while working on her craft. The trailer focuses on inspiration and finding one's voice.

In the clip, Coco is told to "put
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First Official Trailer for RZA's Slam Poetry Film 'Love Beats Rhymes'

"I need more than potential to sell records." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for the new film directed by RZA titled Love Beats Rhymes, a musical drama about a struggling rapper who turns to slam poetry. Azealia Banks plays Coco, who takes a poetry class and tries to impress her teacher with her rhymes. Instead, she learns to dig deeper and discovers her "true voice." This film also stars Hana Mae Lee, Method Man, John David Washington, Common, Lorraine Toussaint, Lucien Laviscount, and Jill Scott and Professor Dixon. This reminds me of the film festival hit Bodied, about rapping, but it also seems to have its own nice vibe to it that might make for good entertainment and creative inspiration. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for RZA's Love Beats Rhymes, direct from YouTube: When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher,
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‘Into The Badlands’: Sherman Augustus, Babou Ceesay & Ella Rae-Smith Join Season 3 As Series Regulars

Sherman Augustus (Westworld), Babou Ceesay (Guerrilla) and Ella-Rae Smith (Clique) have joined the Season 3 cast of AMC’s Into the Badlands as series regulars, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) and Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) are set for recurring roles. They join series stars Daniel Wu (Sunny), Aramis Knight (M.K.), Emily Beecham (The Widow), Orla Brady (Lydia), Ally Ioannides (Tilda), Nick Frost (Bajie) and previously announced new series regular Lorraine Toussaint
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TVLine Items: Scott Glenn Moves to Castle Rock, ER Vet Joins Star and More

TVLine Items: Scott Glenn Moves to Castle Rock, ER Vet Joins Star and More
Scott Glenn has traded in life in the Big Apple for a castle in Maine.

The Leftovers alum has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming Hulu psychological-horror drama Castle Rock. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Glenn will play retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn, who presided over the fictional titular town during its darkest years.

RelatedSissy Spacek, Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy Join Cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock

Previously announced cast members include Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard.

Glenn can be seen next reprising his Daredevil role Stick in The Defenders
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Into the Badlands Snags Orange Is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint

Into the Badlands is getting some fresh meat in Season 3 in the form of Lorraine Toussaint.

Deadline reports Toussaint will play the role of Cressida, a self-styled Prophetess and mentor to Pilgrim. She is his spiritual guide, political counsel and chief military strategist. Into the Badlands' third

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‘Into The Badlands’: Lorraine Toussaint Joins As New Regular For Season 3

Former Rosewood co-star Lorraine Toussaint is set as a new series regular in the third season of AMC’s hit martial arts drama series Into the Badlands. Toussaint will play Cressida, a self styled Prophetess and mentor to Pilgrim. She is his spiritual guide, political counsel and chief military strategist. Toussaint had been in demand since she recently became available following a two-season stint on Fox’s procedural drama Rosewood. She fielded film TV and theater offers…
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Cannes: Alex Lawther’s Comedy-Drama ‘Freak Show’ Lands at IFC for U.S.

Cannes: Alex Lawther’s Comedy-Drama ‘Freak Show’ Lands at IFC for U.S.
IFC has bought U.S. rights to Alex Lawther’s high school comedy-drama “Freak Show.”

The film, based on James St. James’ bestseller of the same name, follows Billy Bloom as a cross-dressing teenager and new student at an ultra-conservative high school. He’s determined not to change his outlandish outfits or behavior, taking a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere by running for homecoming queen and forging a friendship with the football team quarterback.

The cast includes Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, Larry Pine, Willa Fitzgerald, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, and Lorraine Toussaint. Breslin played the role of Billy’s rival, and Cox stars as a reporter. Pine portrays Billy’s father while Midler plays Billy’s mother.

Trudie Styler helmed in her feature directorial debut. Producers are Styler, Charlotte Ubben, and Maven PicturesCeline Rattray with Flower Films’ Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell along with Jeffrey Coulter and Bryan Rabin.
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Rosewood: Season Three; Would You Have Watched?

Are you a fan of Rosewood? Earlier, we reported Fox has cancelled the TV series after two seasons. What do you think? Would you have watched a third season?The crime drama centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut), a charismatic pathologist, who teams up with tough Miami homicide detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). The cast also includes Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian.Read More…
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Rosewood: Fox Series Stars React to Cancellation

As reported earlier today, the Rosewood TV show has been cancelled after two seasons on Fox. Now, stars Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz have responded to the cancellation. Check out their reactions, below. A Fox police procedural, Rosewood centers on charming Miami pathologist, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Chestnut) and Detective Annalise Villa (Ortiz). Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Lorraine Toussaint, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian also star. The season two, and now Rosewood TV series finale episode, "Blistering Heat & Brotherly Love," first aired on Friday, April 28, 2017. Read More…
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Rosewood

Network: FoxEpisodes: 44 (hour)Seasons: TwoTV show dates: September 23, 2015 -- April 28, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Lorraine Toussaint.TV show description: Set in Miami, this crime drama centers around Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut). Cool, calm, collected and incredibly charismatic, he's the city's leading Pathologist and a man who's much in demand by the homicide department.He's joined in his practice by 'toxicology queen' and sister Pippy (Gabrielle Dennis) and DNA specialist Tarra Milly 'Tmi' Izzicoff (Anna Konkle). Never too far away is his mother Donna (Lorraine Toussaint). She always has something to say, especially about his love life.Read More…
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Rosewood: Cancelled; No Season Three for Fox Drama

It looks like Rosewood is packing it in. Today, it was revealed that the TV show had been cancelled after two seasons.The crime drama centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut), a charismatic pathologist, who teams up with tough Miami homicide detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). The cast also includes Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian.Read More…
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Rosewood: Season Three; Should the Fox TV Show Be Cancelled or Renewed?

Is it time for the handsome Doctor Rosewood to call it a day? The Rosewood TV show on Fox has been struggling in the ratings since it moved to Friday nights. Is the series still worth watching? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?Rosewood revolves around Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut), a calm, collected and incredibly charismatic, pathologist. He's recruited by Miami's homicide department and partnered with tough Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). She's annoyed by his constant optimism. The rest of the cast includes Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian.Read More…
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Chris Brown to Guest Star on Black-ish

Chris Brown to Guest Star on Black-ish
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Troubled hip-hop star Chris Brown will guest star on next week’s episode of Black-ish, EW has learned exclusively.

The 27-year old R&B star whose antics offstage have a tendency to overshadow his singing career, will play a popular rapper named Rich Youngsta on the series’ next new episode.

The installment, titled “Richard Youngsta,” will center on Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his excitement about doing an advertising campaign with a popular rap star (Brown). He becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest his work plays on negative stereotypes. Also in the episode,
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Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney Join Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Superhuman Drama ‘Fast Color’

Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, David Straihairn, and Christopher Denham have joined previously-announced star Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Ld Entertainment’s and Original Headquarters’ feature film “Fast Color,” an original dramatic thriller directed by Julia Hart. “Fast Color” is the story of a… Continue Reading →
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David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint & Others Join Drama Thriller ‘Fast Color’

Exclusive: David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney and Christopher Denham have signed on to drama thriller Fast Color opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The pic is directed by Juila Hart and produced by La La Land Oscar nominee Jordan Horowitz under his Original Headquarters banner and Ld Entertainment Jackie producers Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon. Filming is underway in New Mexico. In Fast Color, Mbatha-Raw plays Ruth, a woman who is forced to go on the run when…
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