by Ms. Black Hollywood,
Mystery “Spiral”s for Chris Rock into a Morbid Game of Terror Chris Rock fans might be too scared to laugh at the funnyman in his latest film . Rock joins Samuel L Jackson for a franchise reboot of the “Saw” movies. In “Spiral”, Rock stars as police detective Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Banks partnered with a rookie to investigate a rash of murders that are reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. The deeper he delves into the investigation, the closer Zeke gets to becoming a pawn in the killer’s sick game. The film’s director says, “Chris wants to put his own spin on the Saw franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with 48 Hours. This new Saw is going to be an event film in the making for horror fans. It will have all of the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our fans expect…” The initial “Saw” franchise was loved by horror fans who stuck by the movies for a total of eight films between 2004 and 2017. The franchise had one of the most successful box office rankings among horror films grossing about $976 million worldwide. Fans will have to wait until May 15 for the nationwide theatrical release to get their scare on with the “Saw” reboot. Until then, here’s your First ‘Reel’ Look at “Spiral” at the film’s first official trailer.
“Hamilton” is Hip-hopping From Broadway to a Theater Near You Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical about America’s found fathers has performed to sold-out audiences since its first off-Broadway performance in 2015. The fusion of history and hip-hop has made the production a favorite of fans and critics. The production has been so popular, scoring a ticket to actually see it on live on stage required a trinity of money, timing and a lot of prayer. Now, adoring fans can see the big Broadway hit on the big screen. Disney Studios announced that the original cast will reprise their roles for the upcoming film. In 2016, “Hamilton” set the record with Tony Awards nominations receiving 16 of them—and winning 11. The musical received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year. Original songs like “Alexander Hamilton”, “The Room Where It Happens” and “My Shot” were digitally released by Atlantic Records and released on vinyl which helped the album debut at #12 on Billboard making it the highest entrance for a cast recording 1963. The album went on to hit #1 on Billboard’s Rap albums. Miranda told Variety magazine, “What I’m most excited about [is] you all have that friend that is like, ‘I saw it with the original cast.’ We’re stealing that brag from everyone because you’re all going to see it with the original cast.” The film is expected to arrive in theaters in October 2021.
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