by G. Brown
Trailer Drops for Long Awaited “The Equalizer 2” Audience’s are about to witness history as actor Denzel Washington does something he’s never done before—star in a movie sequel. It’s been four years since Denzel first served up some vigilante justice as “The Equalizer”. The streets are still mean, but Washington as Robert McCall is still meaner. The 2014 TV show reboot was a box hit and showcased Washington as an action hero. The sequel once again finds the retired CIA black ops operative McCall(Washington) using his skills to help victims who have no where else to turn. The first movie was a proven hit earning more than $190 million worldwide. Though audiences loved it, “The Equalizer” was slammed by some critics for excessive and graphic violence. Those critics may want to look away because the sequel is bigger, badder and bloodier as McCall’s seeks to avenge a friend’s murder. The film opens July 20 in theaters nationwide, but until then here’s your First Reel Look at “The Equalizer 2”.
Sterling K. Brown Finds No Rest for the Wicked at “Hotel Artemis” Emmy award winner Sterling K. Brown returns to the big screen for a summer thriller that may leave you yearning for the slower paced drama of his role on “This Is Us”. Brown joins a star studded ensemble cast including Jeff Goldblum, Jodie Foster and “Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry for a stay at the notorious “Hotel Artemis”. The futuristic thriller is set at a hospital that only treats criminals and if your injuries don’t kill you, your fellow patients might. Brown has been on a winning streak on both the big and small screen garnering an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the NBC critically acclaimed “This Is Us”. The St. Louis native also had a part in this year’s mega hit “Black Panther”. He’ll star later this year as a government agent fighting for his life in “Predator 4”, but before that Brown will fight to stay alive at the world’s deadliest hospital when it opens June 8. Here’s your First Reel Look at “Hotel Artemis”.
Prince “Nothing Compares to You” April 21st will mark exactly two years since the death of music legend Prince. Fans, friends and family still mourn him as the lyrics from one of his songs ring true in their hearts–“Nothing Compares to You”. As the somber anniversary of Prince’s death looms near, his estate in collaboration with Warner Bros. released the original recording of his hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Prince composed the song which was released in the early 90’s by singer Sinead O’Connor and he did a live rendition of the song as well. An archivist with the artist’s official estate vault says he “spotted the 2″ multitrack reel in the Vault some weeks back while doing…inventory” and his jaw hit the floor. The song has been paired with some never before seen rehearsal footage of Prince and The Revolution as they practiced choreography and songs. The song was released just as investigators say no charges will be filed in connection with the iconic artist’s death. Officials say Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, a common painkiller, but the medication was actually laced with the deadly drug fentanyl. Prince was reportedly taking the opioids to deal with hip pain from which he long suffered. The re-release of one of his hit songs will serve as moving tribute to the artist’s talent and a comforting reminder to fans of why they loved him. Here’s your First Reel Look at Prince’s recorded version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.