Fruitvale Station

If you are living in the U.S. and you don’t know the name Trayvon Martin by now then I would be quite shocked considering all the media attention that his case has garnered since the trial ended with the bombshell decision. Yet, If you are living and the U.S. and don’t know the name Oscar Grant III, I wouldn’t be surprised one bit seeing that before I came across this movie trailer I didn’t know who he was either. To read and see what happened to Mr. Grant in 2008 was more shocking to me than what happened to Trayvon Martin. At the same time, it was definitely a reaffirmation that the world of today hasn’t changed much from the times of decades ago where race dictated a vast amount of what did and did not happen. Being a black man, I feel connected to these two stories, to these two young men, and to these two situations.

I was Trayvon Martin when I was 17 years old. I wore that same style of hoodie. I ate that same candy. I had that same mindset that if someone was following me that you had to fight your way out of it, and not run because if you did then you would be running for the rest of your life.

I was Oscar Grant III when I was 22 years old. I have been accused of wrongdoing because I was in a group with other black men. I have been spoken to as if I had committed a crime when I had done nothing of the sort. It sad to say that this is a regular occurrence, and I’m truly not surprised that much has not changed in all this time.

I’m not surprised by the recent events and their outcomes. Whether it be a reduced sentence in one trial to no conviction in the other, the things that have transpired are indeed eye-opening to how bad things truly are for minorities. The idea of sitting by silently and sulking about things was not something I was comfortable with, so I decided to pass on the news of the amazing film about the last day of Oscar Grant III’s life.

Fruitvale Station received the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, it won the award for Best First Film. It stars Michael B. Jordan (as Oscar Grant III) and looks to give a fresh perspective of the tragic events that occurred on New Year’s Day 2009.

I definitely plan to see this movie and I recommend it to all those that have thoughts of how the recent events spark sadness, but has yet to inspire action. Perhaps this film can invoke in you a sense of purpose to spread the word that things that have recently transpired are not just in any sense. Even if it’s just to one single person.

Supreme Soul

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Prisoners

2 missing kids and a man held captive because he may know the location of these children makes for an interesting plot no matter how you spin it. Add a star-studded cast to this plot and you have the blueprint for a very interesting, and potentially moving, film. The aforementioned cast features Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, and Jake Gyllenhaal to name a few. I’m pretty sure the fact that it’s based in Boston won’t hurt the support for the movie either.  If this film tells the tale correctly, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few awards are handed out to those who created it. Take a look at the plot and trailer below and enjoy.

A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.

– Supreme Soul

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Runner, Runner

What do you do when you’re a poor college student with no money to pay tuition? That’s right you get a job. Now where this job may come from is a bit more complicated of a question. If you’re Justin Timberlake you merely hop a plane to another country, hook up with Ben Affleck, and launch a plan to make a 7 figure salary in roughly 18 months. You may be thinking what exactly has to be done to make this kind of money? Well I’ll leave the trailer below to hopefully explain all of that, but here’s the plot to help you get some idea of what it may include. Just hope Anthony Mackie doesn’t rain on your money-making parade too much.

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

– Supreme Soul

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Baggage Claim

I’m going to list some names and you tell me what they all have in common. Djimon Hounsou. Taye Diggs. Boris Kodjoe. Trey Songz. Derek Luke. Ok what do you come up with? Well if you said they are all the heartthrobs that Paula Patton has to choose from in her quest for Mr. Right then you would be correct. Add the beautiful Lauren London and Jill Scott to the cast and we are now watching a movie filled with ebony goodness on both sides. I’m sure the plot is important to some of you beyond what I just said so keep reading for this part, while I bask in all that is eye candy for me (the women) and a probable Worth 1000 post for others here at 3GW (the men).

Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.

Baggage Claim is based on a novel by the same name and planned to be released September of 2013. Check out the trailer below and enjoy.

– Supreme Soul

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We’re The Millers

Anytime I see a movie preview with Ed Helms as a leading actor, I get the inclination that it’s going to be pretty funny. Ever since Hall Pass had me rolling over with side-splitting laughter, I’m always on the lookout for any of Helms’ projects. So when I saw this trailer for We’re The Millers, I instantly thought it was post-worthy for 3GW. It also features the talents of Jennifer Aniston, and they seem to make quite the “married couple”. Read the following plot and you’ll understand the reason for the quotation marks.

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

I don’t want to spoil the trailer any further, but I have to urge you to watch it all the way through. If you’re a fan of the music group TLC you won’t want to miss what happens toward the end. Take a look and enjoy.

– Supreme Soul

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Paranoia

The title was all that was needed to draw me in. Once there, I was thinking that it has Harrison Ford in it so it must be good. I mean who didn’t like Indiana Jones? I watch the trailer and say to myself, “Yup, this is going up on 3GW“. Why? Well there are luxury sports cars, manipulation, fancy suits, champagne, penthouses, double crosses, sex, people being murdered, and so on and so forth. All the things I just mentioned make for a good plot without them really having to be in a specific order. Throw in some paranoia about who’s doing it to whom and the idea that someone is always watching your every move makes it more enticing to watch. Its plot:

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

I haven’t even mentioned that it was based on the best-selling novel by Joseph Finder, or that it stars Liam Hemsworth. So if you were kind of interested before I’m sure it’s even more now. You’re welcome. Enjoy.

Supreme Soul

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