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‘SuperFly’: Director X on the Challenges of Releasing a Black Studio Film Post-‘Black Panther’

When Sony Pictures asked Director X to remake 1972 blaxploitation classic “Super Fly,” he had never seen the original. He had also never helmed a studio feature — just a 2015 indie, a Lifetime movie (“Center Stage: On Pointe”), and some of the most memorable music videos of the past 20 years, from Sisqó’s “Thong […]

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‘Superfly’ Review: A Great Cast Deserves Better Than This Entertaining But Extremely Flawed Remake

When Sony announced it was making a modern, Atlanta-set version of Super Fly (re-styling it as Superfly), it didn’t come as a surprise. We’re in the midst of a blaxploitation craze. Tons of film and television projects are in development based upon 1970s black action movies – films that were often criticized for their stereotypical […]

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Film News Roundup: Sony Opening Crime Thriller ‘Superfly’ Two Days Earlier

In today’s film news roundup, “Superfly” moves up two days, Mick Fleetwood’s grandson gets cast and George Takei receives a film festival honor.Release DateSony Pictures has moved up the opening of its crime thriller “Superfly” by two days to June 13, a Wednesday — giving the title a two-day head start on Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.”Sony […]

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‘Superfly’ Trailer Revamps the Action Classic in Atlanta

Attention, exploitation enthusiasts, Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the first trailer was for Superfly, a reimagining of the 1972 blaxploitation action classic, Super Fly. The teaser shows off a completely re-imagined take on the material, updating the action to present day and moving the setting from Harlem to Atlanta. “In 1971, Harlem was the epicenter […]

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