Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) TV: New Corrections Officer for 'Orange, Another ABC Drama for Shonda Rhimes, SNL's 1st Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor TV: New Corrections Officer for 'Orange, Another ABC Drama for Shonda Rhimes, SNL's 1st Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

50 Cent's "Things Fall Apart" Gets A Title Change + Has Been Added To Urbanworld's 2011 Lineup

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 8, 2011 at 3:57AM

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Mario Van Peebles-directed sports drama, Things Fall Apart, has received quite a bit of ink on S&A, so I won't rehash.
6

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Mario Van Peebles-directed sports drama, Things Fall Apart, has received quite a bit of ink on S&A, so I won't rehash.

I just got word that first, as the title of this post states, the film is no longer called Things Fall Apart, but All Things Fall Apart instead. The change was made by the company distributing the film Image Entertainment; though I have no explanation yet. But I'll take a guess and say that they may have been influenced by the fact that the original title is also the name of a seminal, well-known piece of literature by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, and wanted to avoid further confusion (I say further because I recall in previous posts about the film, some commenters said that, upon seeing the original title of the film, they immediately thought it was an adaptation of Achebe's novel, which isn't at all the case).

But that's just my theory. I'll update this post if I learn differently. Maybe it's nothing that *deep.*

Secondly, the 2011 installment of the Urbanworld Film Festival, which revealed its lineup about 2 weeks ago, just announced that it has added All Things Fall Apart to its slate this year. It'll screen on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a Q&A with director Peebles and actress Lynn Whitfield.

The festival runs from September 14-18, at AMC 34th Street in midtown Manhattan

I'll certainly be there to watch the film, which will be followed by my review of course!

The trailer debuted a few months ago, and was met with mostly jeers from you folks, so I assume it's not particularly high on your lists of films to see.

Fiddy reportedly lost 54 pounds in preparation for his role in the movie in which he plays a promising professional football player prospect in his senior year in college, whose career is challenged after he discovers that he has cancer – hence the drastic weight-loss. Some family drama, familiar tragic circumstances, self-actualization leading to redemption, all ensue.

Things fall apart co-stars Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, Mario Van Peebles, and Tracey Heggins, whom we last saw in Barry Jenkins’Medicine For Melancholy.

Check out the trailer (and some stills) below; I won't be surprised if this gets taken down soon, so see it now while you can:

This article is related to: FYI, Film Festival, Trailer


Shadow & ActNewsletter