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Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer is out everywhere today. Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes and Brian Wilson all make guest appearances on the project, which can be purchased here. In support of the album, Janelle releases a 48-minute short-film. The Dirty Computer visual album, or an “emotion picture” as Monáe calls it, stars Janelle as Jane 57821, Tessa Thompson as Zen and Jayson Aaron as Ché. The visual journey includes the previously released music videos for “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane,” plus “PYNK” and “I Like That.”

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After exploring Peter Parker’s teenage years in last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel are now turning their attention to Spider-Man’s web-slinging nemesis in Venom. The upcoming film finds Tom Hardy taking the lead role as Eddie Brock, the most infamous character to host the alien symbiote, with Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams supporting.

Venom hits theaters on October 5.

UPDATE (4/24): Watch a brand new full-length trailer below.

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In case you haven’t heard, the classic 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly is getting a remake, and here’s the first trailer. Directed by Director X, the man behind some of your favorite rap videos, the movie brings Phillip Fenty’s story from ’70s Harlem into modern day Atlanta, which X calls the new epicentre of black culture. The cast includes Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell and Michael K. Williams.

While the original Super Fly spawned an iconic soundtrack from Curtis Mayfield, Future, who also executive produced the film, has been tapped to curate the soundtrack for the upcoming remake. In fact, you can get a listen of a brand new Hendrix song in the trailer below. Superfly hits theaters on June 15.

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Sony Pictures To Produce Dapper Dan Biopic
 

In a culture where living legends rarely ever get to have their flowers while they can still smell it, Harlem hustler turned fashion icon Dapper Dan’s life story is coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures will produce the film, which was inspired by Dan’s upcoming memoir, in conjunction with Jerrod Carmichael. Described as a “high-stakes coming-of-age story,” Ange Giannetti and Maia Eyre will oversee the project for the studio.

More details are set to be released soon. In the meantime, watch Life + Times intimate interview with the streetwear pioneer and childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland after the jump.

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Fresh off reviving his role as Darius in Atlanta season two, Lakeith Stanfield takes center stage in Sorry to Bother You. Written and directed by Boots Riley (as in, Boots Riley of The Coup), the surreal film stars Stanfield as an Oakland-based telemarketer who “discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.” In other words, his “white voice.” However, it isn’t long before his girlfriend, played by Tessa Thompson, begins to question the morality behind him selling his soul — or his voice, at least.

If the wacky trailer hasn’t piqued your interest, the reviews certainly will. Sorry to Bother You hits theaters on July 6 and also stars Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun and Omari Hardwick.

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A Sopranos prequel is officially happening. After years of speculation, David Chase is finally set to bring his iconic TV series to the big screen with the help of New Line Cinema, according to Deadline.

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HBO have released the first full-length trailer for Fahrenheit 451, an upcoming film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi dystopian novel. Written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, the movie is set “in a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and ‘firemen’ burn books.” Michael B. Jordan, who’s hot off the release of Black Panther, stars as a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer while Michael Shannon plays his captain and mentor.

Fahrenheit 451 premieres in May on HBO.

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It’s been over 10 years since Rush Hour 3 was released, but our wait for a fourth installment in the popular buddy cop franchise will soon be over. During a recent interview with ESPN’s The Plug podcast, Chris Tucker confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is happening. Better yet, he and Jackie Chan are “working on it right now.” In case you weren’t already excited, Tucker added, “this is gonna be the rush of all rushes.”

Check out the soundbite below and look out for the trailer to surface soon.

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Netflix have released the first trailer for Roxanne Roxanne, an upcoming biopic on the turbulent life of teen rap phenom Roxanne Shanté who rose to fame as part of the Juice Crew in the 1980s. Written and directed by Michael Larnell, the film stars Mahershala Ali and Nia Long with newcomer Chanté Adams taking the lead role as Roxanne. Ali, who plays Roxanne’s older and abusive boyfriend, called it “the toughest role of my life.”

Roxanne Roxanne premieres March 23 on Netflix.

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Solo Teaser
 

Coming on the heels of the Super Bowl teaser, Disney unloads the first official trailer for its upcoming film ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ Featuring Donald Glover as well as Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Thandie Newton, the two-minute clip introduces viewers to the world of a young Han Solo way before he became a hero.

Watch the teaser after the break and be sure to catch it this Summer in theaters on May 25th.

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