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Slice, the feature-length debut from director Austin Vesely, has been in the works for a minute now — but today we’ve finally got the first trailer. The A24-produced horror comedy stars Vesely’s good friend and long-time collaborator Chance The Rapper, as well as Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz, The League‘s Paul Scheer, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, Fear the Walking Dead‘s Rae Gray and Hannibal Buress.

According to IndieWire, “Slice takes place in a small town where a handful of pizza delivery boys have been murdered on the job. Two delivery boys who have survived team up on a mission to catch the murderer behind the mysterious crime spree.” Oh, and somehow a werewolf and a pizza place built on a gateway to Hell are also involved. No word on a release date just yet.

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After bringing us fantastic documentaries like Hip-Hop Evolution, The Art of Organized Noize and Sample This, Netflix’s latest foray into hip-hop is a little more tongue in cheek. Today they’ve released the first trailer for The After Party, an upcoming comedy about an aspiring rapper (played by real-life rapper KYLE) who inadvertently ruins his career before it ever gets started. However, a star-studded after party might just be his ticket to redemption — and a record deal.

Premiering August 24, The After Party features cameos from Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Jadakiss, Teyana Taylor, Desiigner and Tee Grizzley.

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Jonah Hill is gearing up to release his much talked about passion project Mid90s. Influenced by ’90s skate culture in California, the film chronicles a group of young skaters, coming of age, while attempting to navigate through the good and bad sides of the culture. Mid90s debuts on Oct 19.

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After bringing us the enjoyable The Man with the Iron Fists and the forgettable Love Beats Rhymes, RZA’s next directorial effort is Cut Throat City, a story of four childhood friends who return to their native New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to find their neighborhood decimated by nature and neglected by the government.

After turning to a local gangster for work, the group attempt to pull off a casino heist, but find themselves on the run from both the law and the gangster after the job goes wrong. City Throat City stars Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, T.I., Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Eiza González and more. The film is set for a theatrical release in 2019.

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The first trailer for Creed II is here. The sequel to 2015’s Creed, the film sees Michael B. Jordan reprise his role as Adonis Creed to take on Viktor Drago (played by Florian Munteanu), the son of the Russian boxer Ivan Drago who killed his father, Apollo Creed, in the ring in Rocky IV. Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson and Wood Harris also return. Steven Caple Jr. replaces Ryan Coogler (who was presumably busy with Black Panther) in the director’s seat, though Coogler remains on board as an executive producer.

Creed II hits theaters on Thanksgiving (November 21).

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Here’s the first trailer for White Boy Rick, an upcoming movie about ’80s Detroit drug lord-turned-FBI informant Richard Wershe Jr., who astonishingly did all that before his 16th birthday. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry, as well as newcomer Richie Merritt as Wershe Jr.

In case you aren’t already sold by its cast or indeed the trailer, the film also features cameos from YG, whose only other acting role was in appeared in Mac & Devin Go to High School, and Danny Brown, who’ll be making his big screen debut.

White Boy Rick hits theaters on September 21.

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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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