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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Straight Outta Compton

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. 

Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Warriors Two 1978

Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor. 

Hua (Casanova Wong) stumbles upon a plot hatched by a businessman to take over the city of Fushan by killing its Mayor. Hua hides out at the home of an elderly doctor and master of Wing Chun. Fei (Sammo Hung) persuades the old master to teach the young cashier Wing Chun, and the three eventually go head-to-head with the villains.

Terminator Genisys

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future...

The continuing saga of humanity's war with the machines who are led by Skynet the artificial intelligence that decided that humanity needs to be eradicated. John Connor, the one leading the human rebels against Skynet, has a plan to attack Skynet but decides not to take part in it and opts instead to prevent Skynet from implementing it's contingency plan--to send a terminator to kill the woman who would give birth to John, Sarah Connor. 

But he fails so he sends his right hand, Kyle Reese who is the one who will sire him, to protect Sarah. And as Reese is leaving he sees John attacked by someone there who is one of Skynet's soldiers. When Reese arrives, he discovers a terminator which is not like the ones he's encountered. He is saved by Sarah who knows who he is and why he is there. He also discovers she has a terminator with her. 

She tells him that the terminator he encountered was sent to kill her when she was nine and the terminator, with her, was sent to save her and has been her companion and guardian ever since. They intercepted the terminator he followed and plan to use it's chip to activate a time machine they built to go to 1997 which is when Skynet was activated but Reese says they should not go to 1997 but to 2017. He says that there's a voice or memory that tells him to remember the date because it's when they can stop Skynet. So Sarah and Reese go, the terminator stays behind and says he'll meet them when they arrive but they get arrested when they arrive and someone unexpected show up.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

What happened to Sandra Bland - Full Story

New video showing the arrest of Sandra Bland during a traffic stop in Waller County, Texas, has been released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The nearly hourlong video starts at the end of a traffic stop involving another vehicle. 

The trooper’s stop of Bland begins at about the 1:45 mark of the video. Watch the edited video below, but dont worry about that we have the full unedited version too.

Bland, 28, was found dead in a jail cell on July 13, after she was charged with assaulting a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop in Prairie View just days earlier. The trooper, Brian Encinia, has been put on administrative leave after a preliminary investigation found he violated the Texas Department of Public Safety’s traffic stop and courtesy procedures during the stop, which was for an improper lane change.

The video was released after a two hour meeting of elected officials, community leaders, police, the district attorney and other law enforcement agencies.

State Senator Royce West said after the meeting that he does not think Bland should have been taken into custody and does not bear any responsibility for what happened.

Authorities say Bland committed suicide in her cell using a plastic garbage bag. But her family and friends say Bland, who had just made a move from Illinois to Texas to work at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, would never have killed herself. They have been joined by thousands on social media calling for a thorough investigation into her death and questioning the police and district attorney’s version of events.

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Police say Bland was stopped for improperly signaling a lane change on July 12 and was then arrested on the more serious charge of assaulting an officer. In the police report, Encinia says Bland was “combative and uncooperative” after he stopped her Hyundai Azera with Illinois plates at about 4:30 p.m. Encinia says he made “numerous commands” that Bland exit the vehicle to”further conduct a safe traffic investigation. Bland was removed from the car but became more combative. Bland was placed in handcuffs for officer safety. Bland began swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shine.”
Encinia said he suffered pain in his right leg and small cuts on his right hand. He said “force was used to subdue Bland to the ground to which Bland continued to fight.”

In the video, Bland’s vehicle can be in the left-hand lane of two lanes as Encinia’s patrol car approaches her. Bland then moves from the left lane into the right lane, and Encinia pulls her over.
Encinia approaches the vehicle and says to Bland, “Hello mam,” to which she replies “hi.” He says “the reason for your stop is you failed to a lane change, got your driver’s license and insurance with you?” and then asks her, “what’s wrong?”

After a few seconds of silence, he asks her, “how long have you been in Texas?” and she replies she got there yesterday. He then returns to his car after asking her to “give him a few minutes.”

Encinia then exits his his vehicle and approaches the driver’s side door of Bland’s car. He asks her “you OK?” and she replies “I’m waiting on you, this is your job.” Encinia then says, “you seem very irritated,” and Bland replies, “I am, I really I am. I don’t know what I’m getting a ticket for, you were speeding up, tailing me, I move over and you stop me. So, yeah I am a little irritated, but that doesn’t stop you from giving me a ticket, so give me a ticket.”
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Trooper Brian Encinia opened the door to the car and threatened to yank Bland out.

Encinia says, “are you done?” and Bland replies, “you asked me what was wrong and I told you, so now I’m done yeah.” He then asks her to put out her cigarette and she replies, “I’m in my car, why do I have to put out my cigarette.”

He then says, “well you can step out of the car now,” and Bland replies, “I don’t have to step out.” He, more forcefully, says, “step out of the car,” and then opens her door, repeating, “step out of the car.”
She says, “you don’t have the right,” and he raises his voice higher, again telling her to step out. She repeats that he doesn’t have the right, and he says he does, and that he will remove her if she doesn’t step out.
Bland asks, “I’m getting removed for a failure to signal?” He replies, “I’m giving you a lawful order,” and after she says she’s going to call her lawyer, he says “I’m going to yank you out of here.” Bland says, “Oh, you’re going to yank me out of my car, OK.”

As they continue to back and forth, he calls for backup and then yells at her as she asks what she’s being arrested for, “Get out of the car!” and pulls what appears to be his Taser out, saying “I will light you up.” She then exits the vehicle, still talking to him as she walks away.
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Sandra Bland is led from her vehicle by Trooper Brian Encinia, who is pointing a Taser at her.

They then move out of camera range, and continue to argue. She is holding her phone and he yells at her repeatedly to put her phone down. They continue to argue, and a struggle ensues.
The remaining video includes a conversation between Encinia and a supervisor.
Questions have been raised about whether the video was edited before it was released. Read about that here.
The Texas Department of Public Safety acknowledged that there were errors in the video, but said it was not intentionally edited. It then uploaded a new version of the video.

The original video, which was deleted by the DPS, can be watched below:

She was taken to the Waller County Jail and held on $5,000 bail. Her friends said they planned to post her bond on Monday, but she was found dead that morning in her cell.
The Texas Jail Commission said that they have cited the Waller County Jail for failing to properly monitor Bland.
A bystander’s video of the arrest was previously posted onto YouTube. It shows several police officers standing over Bland while she is on the ground, arguing with them about why they’re being so rough. At one point, she can be heard saying, “You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that?” She also thanks the man recording the incident for filming as she is led to a police cruiser.

The Waller County Sheriff’s Office says that Bland was found in her cell Monday morning, three days after her arrest. She was “not breathing from what appears to be self-inflicted asphyxiation,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. Police say the officer who found her started CPR, and EMS was called. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy found her cause of death to be suicide by hanging.
Officials said Thursday that Bland used a trash bag to hang herself from a partition separating the bed area and the bathroom, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“Trash bags are a day to day item in the cells,” Sheriff Glenn Smith said at a press conference.
The district attorney says he has no information to suspect foul play. Officials also said video footage did not show anyone entering the cell. On Monday, Waller County officials released the video from inside the jail, showing the outside of her cell prior to her death. Watch that video below:

She had last been seen by guards at 7 a.m., and she talked to them by intercom at 8 a.m. when she was given breakfast.
The case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers and the FBI is assisting. The district attorney said the case is being investigated as a murder, not a suicide.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Dr Dre speaks on Suge Knight during talks of the NWA movie

UPDATE: A rep for Dr. Dre and Eminem tells Rolling Stone that despite reports to the contrary, the pair have no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A.

With the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton due out August 14th, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube sat down together for a new interview to discuss the film's long journey to the silver screen, a potential reunion tour (with an unlikely Eazy-E replacement) and, for the first time, the Suge Knight hit-and-run. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Dre commented on the incident that left one person dead after the mogul stormed a promotional shoot for the N.W.A movie. "It's just a really unfortunate incident," says Dre. "Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don't know.

"I was there. But I was just leaving, so I didn't know what happened until I was halfway home," Dre said of Knight's fatal set visit. "I heard about it over the phone. Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn't have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It's crazy that this happened during the fucking filming of the commercial."

According to Rolling Stone's account of Knight's downfall, the former Death Row mogul arrived on set after hearing that Straight Outta Compton had cast a "Suge look-alike" to appear in the film, and that the movie's plot spilled into the early Death Row era. Knight, feeling someone owed him money for using his likeness without permission, headed out to the production to discuss the matter, which later turned into a shouting match and, eventually, the hit-and-run incident outside a Compton burger joint. (As The Hollywood Reporter noted, the film did add a last-minute scene where someone depicting a cigar-smoking Knight threatens another man with a pit bull.)

Dre and Ice Cube also discussed how attitudes toward hip-hop have changed in the quarter-century since N.W.A formed. While "Fuck tha Police" was a lightning rod for controversy upon its release, the pair still considered the single as vital as ever. "It was always about free speech, being able to express yourself, whether people like it or not," Ice Cube said. "That's the great thing about being in this country, is to be able to speak your mind and not be censored."

"It's crazy how we were getting criticized for this years ago," Dre added. "And now, it's just like, 'OK, we understand.' This movie will keep shining a light on the problem, especially because of all the situations that are happening in Ferguson and here in Los Angeles. It's definitely going to keep this situation in people's minds and make sure that everyone out there knows that this is a problem that keeps happening still today."

While N.W.A staged a semi-reunion in June at the BET Experience concert in Los Angeles – sans the late Eazy E and Dr. Dre, who didn't appear with Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella – there are big (but still unconfirmed) plans for the Straight Outta Compton European release: A real N.W.A reunion tour, but with Eminem, Dre's former protégé, substituting for Eazy-E. "We don't have anything settled yet with everyone's schedules," Universal head Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter. "But we think it can create a lot of buzz." However, a rep for Eminem and Dre said that the duo have no plans to tour together.

Although plans for an Eminem-infused N.W.A tour are still in the works, one thing is certain: Slim Shady and Kendrick Lamar will both feature on the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Pranks that went that LITTLE TOO FAR - #WTF

Admit it, we all enjoy playing a good prank every now and then on some of our unsuspecting friends and family. The art of playing jokes and pranks is as old as time, with historical documentation on pranks being pulled throughout the centuries. No matter how old you are, or what era you’re from, we can all get a cheap laugh at the expense of the people we care about more. Also, if we’re not the ones inflicting the humorous horror, then, thanks to the Internet, we have video documentation of the pranks and we can enjoy them whenever we want. 

But beware, there’s only so much one can do before they finally become one of the innocent victims of a hilarious prank. Let us hope that it is not caught on video tape! But all joking aside, there is a time where pranks can go much too far, such as the pranks involved in this video. Either the victim really didn’t appreciate the prank and lashed out, or someone got physically hurt, emotionally scarred, etc. the list goes on. There is a fine line on what is funny and what is disrespectful, terrifying, or dangerous. Unfortunately, the only way to find out where the line is, is to continually experiment and push those boundaries. Eventually, we become desensitized and almost anything can become an acceptable prank nowadays, which is clear in this video.

Hugo - 3D SBS

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. 

Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

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