Posts made in May 2024


Atlas Shepherd (Jennifer Lopez), a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence, joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.

In last year’s The Mother, Jennifer Lopez fought her demons deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Now, she’s launching into orbit to face her foe. In her new film Atlas, the multi-hyphenate performer plays the titular character, a government analyst who’s hurled to a distant world on a quest to defeat her oldest enemy: the robot warrior who upended her life.

“Atlas is someone who has basically shut out the world around her,” Lopez told Netflix. “She doesn’t trust anybody and doesn’t want anything to do with AI.” Unfortunately, on her mission in the far reaches of space, Atlas won’t have much of a choice — stranded in a high-powered armor suit, she’s forced to confront her fear of technology by allying herself with it. Set in a high-tech world, Atlas is a galaxy-spanning adventure written by Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite and directed by Brad Peyton, who previously helmed San Andreas and Rampage.

Read on for more information about Atlas’ desperate mission, now streaming on Netflix.

What is Atlas about?

Atlas Shepherd (Lopez), a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence, joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.

“The heart of Atlas is really about trust and how difficult it is to trust people,” Peyton told Netflix. “Atlas is told through the lens of a woman who’s learning to trust after undergoing a trauma that’s upended her life. It’s a reminder of how we have to have deep, meaningful relationships in our lives, in one way, shape, or form. That you can’t do everything by yourself; you have to choose to trust people at a certain point and let them in.”

For Lopez, the film’s story is as simple as they come. “I loved that this is a big sci-fi action movie, but at its core, it’s a story of friendship — and a love story, in a way,” she said. “I always see everything as a love story, but this is a different kind of love between two beings who connect in disastrous circumstances, and teach each other how to be more human.”


Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Gregory James Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parrilla, Mark Strong


Brad Peyton

Ghostface 2024 Projects by Lamar Stephens (2024)

It is no secret that Ghost is definitely high up on the greatest Emcees of all time list, but I’m still pounding my head about where I will vote to place him. Our video show outlet (RETV) along with the great Ralph Mcdaniels of Video Music Box, was the first to play their music video for the ground breaking Classic Wu Tang song – “ Protect Your Neck.”

The Single was sent to me from Loud Records and quickly became permanently lodged in my car’s cd player. Ghostface’s performance on that record stood out but we had no idea of what was to come for the Staten Island Thoroughbred.

Then BOOM! the discography. Hit after hit, verse after verse his status quickly rose to Hall of Fame levels. The multi platinum album streak started on 1996 with the flawless “Ironman.” The album featured mind-blowing compositions such as “All That I Got Is You” Released: September 22, 1996″ Daytona 500″ featuring the legendary pioneer group Force MDs, Raekwon, and Cappadonna Released: October 7, 1996 “Motherless Child” Released: October 29, 1996 to name a few.

Since that historic Release Ghostface has been both lyrically and musically consistent with each and every one of his releases.

Now in 2024 Ghostface returns with two projects! His new album “Set the Tone,” and his new memoir “Rise of a Killah” (St. Martin’s Press).

Run and check the legend’s new work! Same consistency brand new styles and flows. The collaborations are top notch as well – Jim Jones, Sheek Louch, Method Man, Raekwon, Nas, Kanye West and more.

You can stream the music on YouTube but definitely purchase his Album through Massappeal Records (support the Hall of Famer!)

and purchase his Album (support the Hall of Famer!)

Below is more info on his amazing new book. It’s time to celebrate this gifted artist who has dominated Hip Hop and modern culture.

“Rise of a Killah” (St. Martin’s Press)

GHOSTFACE KILLAH is a founding member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Their breakthrough debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) forever changed the rap genre, and was followed by the epic Wu-Tang Forever, just to name a few. Ghost’s solo career gave birth to classics like Ironman and Supreme Clientele. Born Dennis Coles, the rapper took the name “Ghostface Killah” from a character in the 1979 kung fu film The Mystery of Chess Boxing. He lives in Staten Island, New York.

The story of the celebrated rapper and the iconic Wu-Tang Clan, told by one of its founding members

Dennis Coles—aka Ghostface Killah—is a co-founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, a legendary hip hop group who established themselves by breaking all the rules, taking their music to the streets during hip hop’s golden era on a decade-long wave of releasing anthem after classic anthem, and serving as the foundation of modern hip hop. An all-star cast who formed like Voltron to establish the pillars that serve as the foundation of modern hip hop and released seminal albums that have stood the test of time.

Rise of a Killah is Ghost’s autobiography, focusing on the people, places and events that mean the most to him as he enters his fourth decade writing and performing. It’s a beautiful and intense book, going back to the creative ferment that led to Ghost’s first handwritten rhymes.

Dive into Ghost’s defining personal moments, his battles with his personal demons, his journey to Africa, his religious viewpoints, his childhood in Staten Island, and his commitment to his family (including his two brothers with muscular dystrophy), from the Clan’s early successes to the pinnacle of Ghost’s career touring and spreading his wings as a solo artist, fashion icon, and trendsetter.

Exclusive photos and memorabilia, as well as graphic art commissioned for this book, make Rise of a Killah both a memoir and a unique visual record, a “real feel” narrative of Ghost’s life as he sees it, a one of a kind holy grail for Wu-Tang and Ghost fans alike.

Imprint Publisher St. Martin’s Press