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Watch: Spike Lee-Directed Video For Eminem's 'Headlights' Plus Director Talks Billy Wilder's 'Ace In The Hole'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 1:07 PM
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Yesterday was Mother's Day, and while most of us sent flowers or took our Moms to brunch, Eminem used the special day to issue a very public apology, directed by none other than Spike Lee.

Spike Lee Teams Up With Eminem To Direct His Video For ‘Headlights’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 7, 2014 4:46 PM
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Though he’s not really known for his music video work, Spike Lee has directed over a dozen music vids (they are listed on Wikipedia, fyi). Perhaps his most notable are the dual version of Michael Jackson’s “They Don't Care About Us” and Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" (in which he has a cameo at the end), but he has also directed videos by Prince (who scored all of "Girl 6"), Arrested Development, Bruce Horsnby, Branford Marsalis, Guru featuring Donald Byrd, Curtis Mayfield, Naughty by Nature and Fishbone, among others (the clip he did for the Crooklyn Dodgers uses his trademark dollyshot too). He also directed a clip for Mau Maus, the fake gangster rap band from “Bamboozled” that featured Mos Def.

Review: 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Preaches To The Converted

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • June 28, 2013 2:44 PM
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Under certain circumstances, selling drugs to earn a living becomes a choice for many. Humans are nothing if not survivors, eking out a living by any means necessary to put food on the table, pay bills, and stay afloat. Beyond teaching viewers the correct way to pronounce sheeeeit, "The Wire" gracefully portrayed the lack of options for many people, proving the drug game isn't everything, it's the only thing. But what if we could actually choose what we want to do with our lives, and the moral quandary wasn't an issue? Just like Sonny told the "The Godfather," "There's a lot of money in that white powder."

Antoine Fuqua To Direct Heist Flick 'Chicagoland,' Eminem Boxing Pic 'Southpaw' Goes On The Backburner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2012 4:25 PM
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We're not sure how or why a thoroughly average director like Antoine Fuqua can keep stacking up projects, but dude keeps stacking up the movies on his schedule, and good thing too since another one has fallen to the wayside for a moment.

MGM & Sony Get In The Ring For Eminem & Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama 'Southpaw'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2011 7:01 AM
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The past year has seen the boxing movie get a little bit of a resurgence. Of course, there was David O. Russell's "The Fighter," which jumped late into the Oscar race last year and went on to nab statutes for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and for the past two weeks, Hugh Jackman's robot boxing flick "Real Steel" has stayed stead on top of the box office. Now, fresh-out-of-bankruptcy MGM are looking to get going on a project that does not have a hobbit or James Bond in it, picking up the rights to "Southpaw," which will have Sony distributing the film.

'Real Steel' Soundtrack Features New Tracks By 50 Cent & Timbaland; Tunes By Beastie Boys & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 3:45 AM
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The rock 'em, sock 'em futuristic fighting robot movie "Real Steel" swings into theaters this weekend, and tomorrow the soundtrack will drop with some tunes to get you pumped for the pugilistic pic.

DreamWorks Decides Not To Get In The Ring With Antoine Fuqua & Eminem For Boxing Pic 'Southpaw'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2011 7:00 AM
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Pugilist or pugilist-related movies are kind of having a moment right now. "The Fighter" fought its way to a strong box office haul and awards season recognition, and advance word on the MMA drama "Warrior" with Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton is very good. Down the line, MMA fighter Gina Carano toplines Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire" that will definitely cater to an audience that doesn't get served very often, which makes it all the more odd that DreamWorks has decided "Southpaw" isn't for them.

Eminem Getting Ready To Commit 'Random Acts Of Violence'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 7, 2011 2:11 AM
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Considering the long, troubled history of musicians playing thinly veiled versions of themselves, it's still surprising, almost a decade on, how well Eminem's acting debut, in Curtis Hanson's "8 Mile," turned out. The film has its problems, but it was well above average for the genre, and the rapper known to his ma as Marshall Mathers proved to be a strong screen presence. Many predicted a long career, but he never really capitalized on the film's success, and other than a scene-stealing cameo in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," he was nearly derailed due to a prescription drug habit.

White Rapper To Take A Punch In The Ring: Eminem To Star In 'Southpaw'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 14, 2010 2:09 AM
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For a while there, Eminem was going to be one of those hyphenates that threatened for EGOT status. "8 Mile" was not only a box office success but earned the multi-platinum rapper an Academy Award and critical hosannas. Bizarrely, he followed this turn with only a cameo in "Funny People," a role not even credited on IMDb. To hear the rapper tell it during his press tours promoting the recent album "Recovery," he spent a lot of time lost in a haze of substance abuse and family troubles. Out of this turmoil emerges his next starring vehicle, "Southpaw."

‘Kung Fu Panda’ Director John Stevenson to Helm ‘Alien Rock Band’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 5:43 AM
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Katy Perry & Eminem To Cameo Director John Stevenson has used the success of his feature directorial debut "Kung Fu Panda" to ink a producing/directing deal with Vanguard Films, and the first film out of the gate will be the terrible-sounding "Alien Rock Band."

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