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“Get Ready”: “ATL 2” Is Officially Happening As T.I. And Cast Share First Photos From The Set

March 4th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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“I’m New New cause I always rock the new, new sh*t.”

Yes, I know ATL pretty well because it was all that people I went to school with talked about when it came out in 2006. And after almost 10 years and a lot of talk about a possible sequel, ATL 2 is on the way.

T.I. posted an image on his Instagram account of himself, Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy) and Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) seated at a diner with director Chris Robinson standing above them all as they shoot a scene.

#ATL2 Get Ready

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Robinson is super psyched about the film, and posted the same image on his own Instagram with the caption, “#ATL WAS A CLASSIC #ATL2 WILL BE LEGENDARY!!! “AND SO IT BEGINS” THE CREW @troubleman31 @jackielong @albeback @itsjasonweaver #RITF #BONG”

Jason Weaver is also super excited, telling his followers that because the fans asked for it, they had fight for a sequel to happen.

“So… I can finally announce.. ! ATL 2 is officially going down. @troubleman31, @albeback , @jackielong and ya boi outchea putting this sequel together, led by our director @mrrobotodirector AKA “The General”. The people want it, so we’re doing it!”

And you know a sequel to ATL wouldn’t work without Lauren London…


Shad&New-New #ATL2 #KeepWatching

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Robinson first spoke out about the possibility of a sequel in 2013, and talk of it started off as a joke.

“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”

Well, it seems that things are finally coming together. If they’re shooting the film now, you can expect ATL 2 in theaters either by the end of the year or early 2016 (if the money behind it isn’t funny).

But the question is, would you pay your hard-earned dollars to see the sequel all these years later?

10 Movies Sequels We Absolutely Do NOT Need

September 17th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Before you get excited, the poster to the left is fake and, no, a Love & Basketball sequel is not in the works — at least not yet. Today Love & Basketball 2 was trending on Twitter and though we did do our due diligence to figure out whether the sequel was actually happening, once we found out it wasn’t we thought, do we really need a Love & Basketball 2? Matter of fact, are we here for most of the sequels fans have been begging for in recent years? The answer is not really. Here are 10 movie sequels we don’t need.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “ATL”

December 23rd, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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I have to admit, I’m a little late to the ATL train. In fact, I just watched the movie last week. And I dug it. I can see why it has the mini cult following that it does. It’s a cute, little movie– which surprisingly took only 45 days to shoot in the summer of 2005. So here we are, getting ready to dive into the little known facts behind the film, produced, in conjunction with T-Boz and Dallas Austin, by Will Smith’s company Overbrook. Let’s dive in.

Bring Back New New! Is A Sequel To “ATL” In The Works?

August 6th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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While some of you might be rolling your eyes at the thought of it, in the case of my co-worker who loves her some T.I., a few of you might be somewhere excited at the idea that we could be seeing a second installment of ATL soon enough.

In an interview with Rap-Up, director Chris Robinson, who was behind the original classic film (I kid, I kid), spoke not too long ago on the possibility of a sequel. He said that for all he knew at that time, work on a new film was a rumor, but he did speak on what it would take to get one made:

“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”

Well, according to VIBE, it just might be happening. On his Instagram page, Robinson posted the following picture:


As you can see, the caption says that an ATL II is in the works, and could either start filming or be released by next spring. Robinson went on to delete the photo, but has since posted pictures of Jackie Long (who played Esquire in the film) and Albert Daniels (who played Brooklyn) out together, with the caption “#ESQUIRE #BROOKLYN #ATL II MEETING #START THE RUMORS!” All I can say is that, one, he needs to chill out on all the caps lock, and two, things are about to get pretty interesting.

While the original ATL is…cute, it was released in 2006. It seems a bit late to try and do sequel, especially since T.I. definitely doesn’t look like he did in the first film, in Lauren London is focused on her new gig on The Game. But I wouldn’t mind knowing what became of Rashad and New New…

But what about you? Do you think a sequel to ATL is a good idea after all of these years?


9 Terrible Black Movies We Loved Anyway

August 5th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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By now we’ve learned that a movie doesn’t have to be Oscar-worthy for you to enjoy it. Every once in a while, there’s nothing wrong with being able to predict a story line and laughing anyway. These are the films that aren’t exactly good but we love them anyway.

Gotta Man That I Think I’m Gon’ Love Forever: Keri Hilson And Her Baller Boo Serge Ibaka Get Cute And Cuddly At ATL Club

June 24th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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While we were bumming it up for the weekend catching up on movies, a few reality TV stars and a few of Atlanta’s finest entertainers put on their tallest stilettos and headed to Privé nightclub this past weekend. Among those cheesing it up for the camera included Keri Hilson and her Oklahoma City Thunder playing boyfriend Serge Ibaka (who is super fine). The two were snapped getting extra cute, close and cozy in the club. They danced, they had some drinks, and she showed off her svelte frame in a pair of super-tight white jeans and a printed crop top. Maybe it’s the alcohol in her system at that time, but doesn’t Keri just look the happiest she has in a while? A good man can do that to you! They are very cute and seem to be head over heels in love, am I right?

Check out more pictures of the two cuddled up lovers in the club, along with snaps of a bra-less Joseline Hernandez (why, girl, why??) and her man Stevie J, Cassie, Toya Wright and Tiny, and Mimi Faust of all people painting the town red in the ATL on the next page:


Bringing Home The Bacon: Lauren London Discusses Being A Working Mom & More!

March 9th, 2013 - By MN Editor
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From Essence

Even a Hollywood starlet like Lauren London battles with the challenges of being a single, working mother.

The new star of BET’s The Game says juggling her work life and raising her 4-year-old son Cameron Carter (dad is rapper Lil’ Wayne) has its challenges. “It’s not easy but I’m not the first to do it,” she told ESSENCE at their sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. “I know I can do it; there’s a lot of mothers that work. I got the blueprint from my mother who was a working mom, so I just get it done.”

Aside from her family, London says she finds inspiration from women in the industry like The Game’s creator Mara Brock Akil, a mom of two. “Just working with Mara continues to inspire me to meet the goals that I continue to make for myself,” she said.

Yes, women are definitely finding a way to keep their family’s heads above water. For more with Lauren, including what she thinks about her new character on The Game, head over to Essence.

Are you a single, working mom?  Do you have family support or are you doing it alone? How do you make it work?

‘Cuz Everybody Loves A Bit Of Ratchetness From Time To Time: 15 Of Our Fave Hood Classic Movies

December 21st, 2012 - By Meg Butler
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When it’s time to spend some time at home with friends and fam, these are the movies you play over and over again until you know half the words. We have 15 of our favorite hood classics here. If we missed your favorite, let us know in the comments section.

Let’s Keep It Real: Housewives Open Up About How They Really Feel About Each Other

December 8th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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This season Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore have let it be repeatedly known they’re not interested in being BFF’s. Early in the season Bailey and Moore get into a war of words during a casting call at Bailey’s modeling agency. “I felt like she came in and disrespected me,” says Bailey. “I was really trying to bring her in and welcome her to the group and she just did too much.”

Check out how the two former models really feel about each other away from the Housewives camera. It just might surprise you. ESSENCE has the video.

Unforgettable Underground Films: 8 Black Cult Classic Movies We Love (And May Not Want To Admit)!

July 22nd, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Years ago, movies for, by and about black people were coming out at a rapid rate. Some of them we all know and love because they were so amazing. But then there are some movies – both good and bad – that are considered “underground hits,” or cult classics, that many of us eventually saw at home and may (or may not) want to admit you’ve seen! Check it out and feel free to add your own!

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