Snoop Dogg gives his thoughts on the remake of Roots which debuted tonight on the History channel starring Laurence Fishburne · Mekhi Phifer · Forest Whitaker · Produced By LeVar Burton.
via USA Today
Earlier, Roots co-executive producer LeVar Burton, who played the central character in the 1977 miniseries, enslaved protagonist Kunta Kinte, told USA TODAY that the remake was needed as part of a national discussion.
“We are clearly engaged in the conversation in America and it’s one where everybody needs to be involved,” Burton says. “If you are living in America right now, then the story of slavery is relevant to you, because it’s shaped the country and the culture in which you live, whether you want to admit that or not.”
Just saw the trailer on B.E.T, and with such a strong cast I was surprised I had not seen any press on this yet. In addition to Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie, it also stars Sanaa Latham, Mike Epps, and Nicole Ari Parker.
An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas’ teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma – action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for their past sin.
In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property…with no concern for your comfort or survival.
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Bow Wow and Lil Wayne will star alongside Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in the upcoming New Orleans sports drama Patriots. Film is based on a true story set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A high school basketball coach assembles a team of players who previously attended five different schools and leads them to the state championships…
Contrary to popular belief, Bow Wow will play one of the players, not one of the cheerleaders. Lil Wayne will have more of a “cameo” role. Patriots has already started filming in New Orleans and is set for a Nov. 14th release.