UNDERSTANDING “THE TALK” WITH THE HATE U GIVE

A DIFFICULT RIGHT OF PASSAGE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

The Hate U Give is a raw reflection of a reality that many people never see. The film has won praise and acclaim for its honesty – and equally importantly, its inclusion of “The Talk.”

The Talk, as it is commonly known, is a discussion that many black parents have with their children about how to avoid potential harm in an encounter with law enforcement.

Watch this exclusive clip to hear the cast and creator of The Hate U Give talk about their experience with The Talk, why it’s still necessary today, and the importance of bringing this experience to mainstream cinema.

HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST

This is the reality facing Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) as he sits down to address the topic of police violence with his young children in the opening scene of The Hate U Give.

It is also the reality for many of the people watching the film, depicted for the first time in a real, visceral way in a movie written and directed by those affected.

The film tackles difficult issues without sugar-coating, over-dramatization, or easy answers that don’t ring true. Whether you identify strongly with the Carter family or want to step outside of your own experience, The Hate U Give is a must-watch modern drama.

Want to see where the story began? You can get the award-winning and New York Times best-selling young adult novel The Hate U Give on Walmart eBooks now, and get $10 off your first eBook or audiobook.

SHARING IS CARING WITH ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL

DEADPOOL FOR ALL

 

 

Gather round everyone! Uncle Deadpool’s got a story to tell, and it’s a tall tale filled with adventure, friendship, and not a decapitation or F-bomb in sight.

 

That’s right; it’s Once Upon a Deadpool! The freshest, funniest, PG-13-iest outing yet for Hollywood’s favorite super-scoundrel is finally here, and this time the whole family can enjoy, with new footage and meta-commentary from Deadpool himself.

 

 

No kids? No problem!

 

Movie nerds and Deadpool devotees alike won’t want to miss DP and his new (captive) BFF, former TV wonder boy Fred Savage, as they poke, prod, and skewer the original Deadpool 2 in a strange but sweet story time tribute to The Princess Bride.

 

MERC WITH A HEART OF GOLD

 

 

Deadpool wouldn’t be Deadpool without a core of sugary sweetness beneath the murderous exterior, and Once Upon a Deadpool is no exception.

 

Since Wade is no stranger to cancer (having been diagnosed prior to his transformation into the red rascal we know and love), he wanted his latest Vudu venture to do some real good for others afflicted by the disease.

 

$1 of every purchase of Once Upon a Deadpool will be donated to the (temporarily renamed to fit the PG-13 theme) charity Fudge Cancer.

 

You can check out the details here, and purchase Once Upon a Deadpool now to share with the kids, enjoy a whole new Deadpool experience, and help out a great cause all in one.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: A STAR IS BORN, HUNTER KILLER, AND MORE

BLOCKBUSTERS FOR ALL

Fans of musicals, action dramas, and off-the-wall comedy will all find something to love in this week’s batch of new releases.

Beat-down boy meets talented but overlooked girl, and together they vow to make her a once-in-a-generation star. Filled with triumph, trouble, and tears, Bradley Cooper’s star-studded remake of the 1937 classic A Star is Born is a crowd-pleasing star turn for Cooper and Lady Gaga.

War makes strange bedfellows, and none could be stranger than the US and Soviet forces united to stop a military coup and all-out war in the fast and furious Hunter Killer.

Guess who’s ready to settle down. Scene-stealing, samurai-swording super-something Deadpool is back in action, and this time everyone can get in on the mayhem. The totally re-cut, PG-13 Once Upon a Deadpool is fun for the whole fam, with new footage, Fred Savage, and much, much, more.

NEW TO RENT

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Haddonfield. Michael Myers is headed back to his old stomping grounds for one hell of a reunion, but an all-grown-up Laurie Strode has been waiting to show him the ultimate Halloween.

Heeeeere’s Slappy. The demonic dummy is ready to make some new friends, and he’s bringing his whole crew of terrifying tricks and treats (including some living gummi bears) along for the ride in Goosebumps 2.

When you’re an infamous bank robber and prison breaker, retirement doesn’t come easy. Watch this exclusive clip to see how Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek brought the characters of The Old Man and the Gun to life.

MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

NEW SPINS

 

Classics with a twist dominate this week’s entertainment news cycle, as updated reimaginings of familiar properties storm a theater near you.

 

LEADS CAST FOR WEST SIDE STORY REMAKE

 

 

The Jets and the Sharks will welcome some new faces in Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming version of West Side Story, including 17-year-old high schooler Rachel Zegler as Maria and Broadway actors David Alvarez and Ariana DeBrose as Bernardo and Anita.

 

They’ll join Ansel Elgort as Tony in what promises to be a lively, big-budget take on the musical theater staple.

UNCHARTED MOVIE FINDS DIRECTOR

 

 

The as-of-yet untitled film adaptation of hit video game Uncharted has new captain at the wheel: 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg.

 

The treasure-hunting, pirate-punching, mountain-scaling adventure already hasan action-ready lead in current Spiderman Tom Holland.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBOOT TO START PRODUCTION THIS YEAR

 

 

The heroes in a half-shell are back at it again in 2019, with a live-action reboot of the popular karat-kicking franchise set to begin filming before year’s end.

 

The cast and creative team remain to be seen, but fans can expect a unique journey into the tubular tunnels of the TMNT.

 

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE FILM UNDERGOING REWRITE

 

 

Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, co-writers of the Iron Man movie that launched a thousand super-sequels, are hard at work on a new script for the long-awaited Masters of the Universe film.

 

With He-Man and friends in the capable hands of Hollywood hit-makers, the cinematic return to Eternia promises to be worth the wait.

 

 

HALLOWEEN MASK GIVEAWAY

HALLOWEEN IN DECEMBER

Christmas has come and gone, and for hardcore horror fans that means the countdown to the spookiest season is already back. To celebrate the digital release of the all-new Halloween, the chilling full-circle conclusion to the 1978 original, we want to reward some hardcore Halloween-heads with Michael Myers replica masks.

Michael Myers may still be on the hunt for his ultimate Halloween trophy, but this is your chance to claim yours in the form of his haunting headpiece (a unique injured version based on the climax of the new film). To claim the prize, we want to know who your ride-or-die (literally) monster-hunting partner is.

Just like Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer in the new film, everyone needs a partner in crime who’s willing to fight until the bitter end. Head to our FaceBook post here and tag your best horror cohort in the comments for a chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of terrifyingly life-like masks, and don’t forget to tag #HalloweenUnmasked.

Enter to win if you dare, and watch the all-new Halloween (and the original film, now on Vudu) for some twisty, terrifying fun in up to 4K UHD.