SELMA PREMIERE

BlackTree was in the Big Apple for the Premiere of SELMA. It hits theaters December 24th! We caught up with the cast and supporters of the film.

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OUT ON DVD & BLU-RAY: TMNT- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

BlacktreeTV had the chance to speak with Megan Fox in a one on one interview to talk about how much fun she had on the set of the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From positive vibes to hot guys Megan gives us the low down.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by MICHAEL BAY (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans).(c) Paramount

NEW TO THE BIG SCREEN

THE HOBBIT- THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES

From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor tohoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. (c) Warner Bros

ANNIE

Nominated for two Golden Globes,  foster kid Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her mean foster mom (Cameron Diaz), sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks(Jamie Foxx)makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

THE GAMBLER

Jim Bennett (Academy Award (R)-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award (R)-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance… (C) Paramount

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY : D’ANGELEO “BLACK MASSIAH”

Black Messiah by D’Angelo is long awaited … I’m talking 14 years boys and girls, and to think that there is a hole generation that missed out on his great music! Never fear he is back and he is hitting harder than ever! Black Messiah is the next coming of R&B the world has been missing, from the the soulful funky bass and amazing trumpets. his album released and is literally breaking the internet. I’m glad to see something this amazing bring such noise. This beautifully arranged album will tickle your earbuds and touch your soul all at the same time creating this eargasmic listening experience.

NEW TO DVD THIS WEEK 12.9.14

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. (C) Walt Disney

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL 

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Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players – and the entire town – that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up. (C) Warner Bros

DOLPHIN TALE 2

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“Dolphin Tale 2″ continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.” It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known.

FLASH BACK FRIDAY EXPENDABLES 3 ON DVD

EX3 is now on DVD and Blu-ray bringing you the most action packed movie you will own this year. From Stallone, Snipes and Statham to the “New Guns” Rousey, Lutz, and Powell you won’t want to miss a minute of the action. The best part is that you can replay your favorite scene over and over again!

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Part 2 of this HILARIOUS comedy is here! Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have cooked up another scheme to kidnap their investor after attempting to go into business for themselves. As things go of bad to worse they find themselves in hilarious awkward moments one after the other. Blacktree had the chance to speak with a few of the cast members and found out their most horrible moments they have had on a job.

Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt.1

The moment when Katniss destroys the games, she has no choice but to relocate. She chooses to go to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who then convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.

BlackTree TV was at the United Staes Premiere for Mocking Jay Part 1. We had the chance to speak with the cast and crew about their roles in the film. Everyone in attendance was looking amazing. The fan pits were charged with amazing energy as they had the chance to take selfies with the cast.

Check out our sit down interview with Sam Claflin 

“I Am Ali’ tells Muhammad Ali’s story from a different POV

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali’s personal archive of “audio journals” as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend’s life story.

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend – as we’ve never seen Ali before.

I AM ALI is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, sons, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.

Experience Ali’s extrodinary story, as a fighter, lover, brother, and father – told from the inside for the very first time.

Miles Teller gives Oscar worthy performance in Whiplash

Whiplash is a 2014 American jazz music drama thriller film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons). It also starsMelissa BenoistAustin StowellJayson Blair, and Kavita Patil.

The film premiered in-competition in the US Dramatic Category at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014, as the opening film of the festival.[Shortly after the film’s premiere screening, Sony Pictures Worldwide acquired the international distribution rights.

Andrew Neyman is a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by Terence Fletcher, a perfectionist music conductor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential talent.

FURY is not your average war movie (Michael Peña and David Ayers)

Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and directed byDavid Ayer.The film stars Brad PittShia LaBeoufLogan LermanJon Bernthal,Michael PeñaJason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood.

Rehearsing for the film began in early September 2013 in HertfordshireEngland, followed by principal photography began on September 30, 2013, in Oxfordshire. Continuing filming for a month and half at different locations including Oxford, shooting for the film concluded on November 15. The film was released on October 17, 2014.

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Directed by David Ayer
Produced by Bill Block
John Lesher
Alex Ott
Ethan Smith
David Ayer
Written by David Ayer
Starring Brad Pitt
Shia LaBeouf
Logan Lerman
Michael Peña
Jon Bernthal
Jason Isaacs
Scott Eastwood
Music by Steven Price
Cinematography Roman Vasyanov
Edited by Dody Dorn
Production
company
Le Grisbi Productions
QED International
LStar Capital
Crave Films

Ice Cube talks ‘Straight Out of Compton’ and new rappers #TheBookOfLife

The Book of Life is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated adventure musical comedy film produced by Reel FX Creative Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Co-written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the film stars the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, and Channing Tatum with supporting roles by Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, and Kate del Castillo. The film was theatrically released on October 17, 2014

Big Hero 6: Interview w/ Jamie Chung & Genisis Rodriguez

Big Hero 6 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated superhero-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film will be directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and will be the 54th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Big Hero 6 will be the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters,whose parent company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009. The film will be released on November 7, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures.

 

Set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo), a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamadaand his robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and pull together a team of inexperienced crime-fighters, including WasabiHoney LemonGoGo Tomago, and Fred to solve the mystery surrounding the crime.

Check out Will Smith in his new Movie Focus

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro star in the romantic con artist comedy Focus, written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Check out the movie trailer and photos below. Nicky (Smith), a seasoned master of misdirection becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Robbie).

Release Date: February 27, 2015
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Screenwriter: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual content and brief violence.
Official Website: FocusMovie.com

Summary

Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high-stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop… and the consummate con man off his game.

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Flex & Shanice Share the True Meaning of Family on OWN

Docu-series Features Family Life of
Actor Flex Alexander and ’90s Pop Singer Shanice

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, “Flex & Shanice,” following actor and comedian Flex Alexander (“One on One”), ’90s pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their extended family all living together under one roof will premiere Saturday, November 1 at 10 pm ET/PT.

From the outside looking in, Flex and Shanice are living the dream – they are beautiful celebrities with a long-standing marriage, gorgeous kids and a lovely home in suburbia. But what this fairytale couple has been hiding from the world is that they have been teetering on the edge of financial ruin for the past five years. So they moved their hilarious extended family in to help make ends meet, but nine people under one roof can add just as much stress as it relieves.
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In the series premiere, Flex procrastinates launching his stand-up comedy comeback after more than 20 years. Shanice takes matters into her own hands by booking him a last-minute comedy gig, while also cooking up a scheme to breathe new life into her career.

View the season sizzle and clips from the series premiere

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Season Sizzle: Flex & Shanice Share the True Meaning of Family on OWN

http://www.oprah.com/own-flexandshanice/Flex–Shanice-Share-the-True-Meaning-of-Family-on-OWN

VIDEO: Flex Returns to Standup

http://www.oprah.com/own-flexandshanice/Will-Flex-Make-a-Successful-Return-to-Stand-Up

VIDEO: Shanice and her “Snicker” Have a Love That Lasts

http://www.oprah.com/own-flexandshanice/Shanice-and-her-Snicker-Have-a-Love-That-Lasts

“Flex & Shanice” is executive produced by Jeff Dyson and Vernon Lynch for Lynch-Dyson Entertainment, Julie Pizzi and Patty Ivins.

MARY J. BLIGE, AND SAM SMITH TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, MARY J. BLIGE, AND SAM SMITH TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

Top Artists Join Previously Announced Charli XCX and Host Pitbull
Live on the 2014 AMAs on
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

Los Angeles, CA (October 23, 2014) – dick clark productions announced today that top recording artists 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith will perform at the 2014 American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced performer and nominated singer/songwriter Charli XCX and second-time host and performer Pitbull on the show, which will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Additional performers and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.IMG_8104.JPG

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