Jodeci Returns with Strong Message

Jodeci dominated the New Jack Swing era of music. They had songs that were part of slow jam hours at radio stations throughout the world. This was a group that had a lot of appeal in the urban community, but they did not translate into pop sensations. This year the group is back with a new song that takes on domestic violence.

Everyone thought that D’Angelo had been gone for a long time with a 14 year absence from the music industry. Jodeci has him beat though because they have not been together with new music as a group in 18 years. KC and JoJo have made platinum selling albums as a duo, but it has almost been 2 decades since the original crew has recorded anything together.

The new track is called “Nobody Wins” and it addresses the domestic violence issues that have headlined the news in cases with NFL stars like Ray Rice. Domestic violence has also been at the root of suicide homicide cases with couples like actress Stephanie Moseley and rapper Earl Hayes. Many years ago Babyface and Stevie Wonder took on this topic in song with “How Long,” but there have not been many more songs about this topic. It typically isn’t something that would be a popular song topic. 

Jodeci has been known for sexually explicit content. This is different for a group that primarily produced “baby-making” music. The new track is good – I can listen to it while I drink my Antique Wine Company glass.

Nicki Minaj Releases 16 Minute Video For New Album

It’s not enough that Nicki Minaj released her brand-new album on December 15, 2014, she also hinted that she would be releasing a video to accompany it. Nicki Minaj Video. True to her words, a video was released recently on Revolt TV that was 60 minutes long, and featured many songs off of her new album. The video is somewhat of a mini movie, and features Nicki, along with another man who plays out relationship dramas with her.

While different songs play throughout the video, you can watch it from beginning to end, and get the idea that she’s in a bad relationship and ready to leave. Jared Haftel thought it was put together pretty well. Many who love Nicki Minaj will also love the video, which makes one who has not purchased her album, highly anticipate doing so. It’s been a long time since Nicki has announced that her third studio album would be out in stores, and this week it finally hit stores.

It’s a brilliant idea for Nicki to accompany her album release with a video, as it will definitely peak sales. Nicki is at the top of her game right now, and she has gotten many great reviews for her new album. Some have called her latest album the best out of all three that she is created, and also state that the album is about her having a broken heart. There are many personalized tracks on her new album, so if you’re a fan, listen in.

Snoop Dogg Has Best Photos On Instagram

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for over 25 years-and we all know that Lee G. Lovett has not-you have to know who Snoop Doggy Dogg is, well besides being my buddy Lovett’s all time favorite rap artist.  He’s changed his name several times, but he’s still the same old Snoop Dogg. He claims that he’s not really into social media, but on his Instagram account, he has added some amazing pictures this past year. Snoop Dogg Pics. Some of the pictures are throwbacks from many years ago, especially when he was a child. You could even see some pictures when Notorious B.I.G. was alive, and when Lil’ Bow Wow was a kid.

Many of his pictures are remarkable, and something to remember at the end of 2014. In one picture he has himself wearing a hat, and his hair is curly underneath. Snoop Dogg has always been known for his different hairstyles, and the picture speaks volumes. Another picture is of him when he was much younger but still a rapper. One of the most memorable pictures posted is one where he is having dinner with the Notorious B.I.G., who passed in 1996.

In another picture you can see Snoop Dogg is standing next to Alan Iverson, who was one of the best basketball player, when he was still in the game. A priceless picture is one where Snoop Dogg is standing right behind Martha Stewart, while doing hand signs, while she holds up both of her hands and smiles. Snoop Dogg’s obviously had a great life, and a great 2014.

Suicide Squad May Have Its Amanda Waller

The role of Amanda Waller in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie appears to be very close to being cast. Viola Davis may very well sign on to the role. This is a pretty important role since Amanda Waller is sort of the Nick Fury of D.C. Essentially, she is the menacing face of the government.

If they die doing so, so be it. Sam Tabar, as he talked about on SamTabar.com, feels like this will be a good one.

In order for villain ensembles to work, a character like Amanda Waller is needed. She presents a sense of dread that takes some of the heat off the villains. In a way, she has made the decision to use the villains so the audience sees the character as morally ambiguous and willing to use truly despicable characters to serve a greater good.

Amanda Waller is the glue that holds the tenuous relationship between the members of the Suicide Squad together.

Overall, Suicide Squad sounds like a really interesting film and it should end up being a major hit.

Heroes and Villains- War On the Way

This movie has it all; heroes and villains, featuring Batman VS Superman. Batman and Superman are two of the most loved and respected characters on and off screen. Their fan base not only consist of children, but mature adults as well, possibly even Sergio Andrade Gutierrez.

This action packed movie has all the familiar faces of real interesting characters. The movie is expected to take place when Bruce Wayne (Batman), now being play by Ben Affleck, begin having flashbacks from his past. Batman arrives in Metropolis after Superman’s battle with General Zod.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane have farther their relationship, and are now living together, and they both work at the Daily Planet. Clark is assigned to writing fluff pieces, but on the side he is investigating an interesting subject, Batman. The plot line for the new Hero and Villains Batman Vs Superman movie has lots of scenarios.

Superman foils the scheme of an unnamed villain and tells him that he is taking him to jail instead of breaking his neck. When the final battle comes around it is called Doomsday, and it supposedly takes place in an area where human lives are not endangered. However, despite of the super heroes’ good intention, they are still viewed by other nations as a threat and an American Weapon.

There are many rumors floating around about the movie’s plot line. Rumors have it that Commissioner Gordon is deceased, and Batman have a different voice and several new suits.

Is Disney Planning a Fifth Installment of Indiana Jones?

With so many franchises getting a reboot these days it seems that it should only be a matter of time before we get to see everyone’s favorite adventurist on the silver screen once again. And with Disney acquiring LucasFilms in 2012, the possibility of a new Indy film grew even more. There have been many rumors going around over the past few years about possible recasting and where the story would go from the last installment. And now that the studio has gotten a hold on what they will be doing with the Star Wars reboot, it may finally be time to focus on a brand new Indiana Jones film.

This CBS News article details The CEO of Disney’s recent announcement  that they would love to make a new Indiana Jones film, but they are pacing themselves right now. With three Star Wars films coming up and several standalone movies slated to be released involving major characters such as Boba Fett, and a spinoff centered on the childhood of Han Solo, it is evident that Disney currently has a full plate as far as LucasFilms go. While that means that Indy may have to sit on the back-burner for the time being, it is evident that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works.

Sony Trying Get “Mario Bros.” Movie Rights

In a move that seems ripped from video game headlines, Sony, makers of the PlayStation, are rumored to be in talks to obtain the movie rights for the “Super Mario Bros.” franchise. Since the jumping plumber is property of Nintendo, makers of the Wii U video game console, the news is definitely turning the heads of industry watchers for one big reason: a Mario movie released under a Sony label would look very strange.

As pointed out by Bruce Levenson, the reasoning behind an outright sale of the rights or a partnership lease deal actually makes a lot of sense. Sony has a history of success in the movie and film industry, and the company already has the necessary infrastructure in place to get an animated feature off the ground. Nintendo is in a bit of rough spot, since the Wii U has not exactly jumped off of shelves across the globe. Therefore, if one company can help the other, the deal could result in a massive money making arrangement.

However, there is pretty good chance that fans of the massive video game franchise could see an animated movie starring Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the cast of characters at some point in the near future.

McDonald’s Origin Story May Soon Hit the Silver Screen

There are murmurs of late that a new film that will depict McDonald’s origin story may be in the works. It is reported that John Lee Hancock, who directed other based-on-a-true-story films like the Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks, may end up being the director. 

The film is slated to be called The Founder and to present the story of how Ray Kroc turned a small burger joint into a massive fast-food empire. Kroc bought the McDonald’s franchise from two south California businessmen back in 1961 and then proceeded to expand it.

Competition and speculation has already begun as to who will play Mr. Kroc in the film. Michael Keaton is said to be seeking the role, but no one has yet been assigned. The script is being written by Robert Siegel. The Combine and FilmNation are set to act as the producers. 

The film will be a nostalgic, serious-toned presentation of how McDonald’s began, but it will not be 100 percent historically accurate. Thus, as close to the facts as it may come, it is actually in the “historical fiction” genre.

There is little doubt that this film will be popular, for the millions of people in the U.S. who regularly eat at McDonald’s will likely be quite interested in seeing how it is that the chain first got started.

For Sam Smith, Heartbreak Led To Fame

MTV has recently named him artist of the year, something Sam Smith never dreamed would be a reality as recently as a year ago. The 22-year-old artist from the UK was simply hoping to make a successful album that would catch the attention of listeners in his home country.

Now that he’s officially an international star, Smith opened up about how nerve-racking it was to make In the Lonely Hour, because it involved sharing so much of his personal life with listeners. Smith, who has been open about his sexuality, revealed that the inspiration behind the powerful album was a devastating heartbreak. At times, Smith said, making the album was what kept him from completely losing his mind.

In a much happier place now, Smith notes that the highlights of the past year included meeting Ellen DeGeneres, Beyoncé, and Mary J. Blige. Receiving six Grammy nominations also topped the list.

Fans can take heart in this news: Smith reveals that he’s already writing new music and has a concept for his second record in the works.

MTV Picks Best 2014 Songs

MTV wants people to rank the best songs for 2014. Lots of music lovers have been checking out the polls, and there are some surprises. A lot of newcomers are surfacing, but there are also people that have dominated in entertainment for a long time.

Meghan Trainor was the #1 choice for her monster hit “All About that Bass.” She is a new artist, and the song was so catchy. There was another catchy hit by Pharrell that MTV scored at #18. This track has a 24 hour video.

If children were checking out the MTV list they would have no problem moving the 14th ranked “Let It Go” track to the top of the charts. Some like Sam Tabar would not do that. This was the mega hit from the equally mega “Frozen” movie. Little girls around the world wanted a piece of the Elsa magic that comes with her very own theme song.

Beyonce and Taylor Swift have more than one track on this list. They are the pop icons with the veteran status that have made fans dances and sing like they were in the studio with these artists. Nicki Minaj has also managed hop on the MTV list and gather up a lot of votes from fans.