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New Brooklyn Nets promotional commercial.

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Think Like A Man earned $17.6 million this weekend at the top of the domestic box office chart. Through the first 10 days in theaters, the movie has already made $60 million, which makes it the highest grossing movie of April 2012.

Title / Weekend Gross (in millions usd)
1. Think Like A Man $17.6 m
2. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $11.1 m
3. The Lucky One $10.8m
4. The Hunger Games $10.8 m
5. The Five Year Engagement $10.6 m

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40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks presents a special early sneak peek at Red Hook Summer, the new Spike Lee Joint. In theaters everywhere this August.

Red Hook Summer is the latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.

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Jim Jones’ Mixtape Will Be Released on 5.1.12

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20 years ago this week began one of the most destructive riots in US History.

A jury verdict in the infamous beating of Rodney King set off the Los Angeles riots in which 53 people died, more than 2,000 were injured and property damage totaled $1 billion.

For more than a year, the people of Los Angeles had been watching the video of four police officers beating King at the end of a pursuit in Lakeview Terrace. On April 29, 1992, the world was watching when the verdict came in for officers Timothy Wind, Laurence Powell, Theodore Briseno and Sgt. Stacy Koon. All of the defendants were acquitted, except for one count against Powell in which the jury could not decide.

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