Funk In The Movies

Funk In The Movies

 
George Clinton’s “Horrorween” is in post-production.  The King of Funk composed the soundtrack for the film and also has a cameo. When two students are working on a science project, they inadvertently create an inexpensive computer operating system and Internet browser that doesn’t crash.

Scheduled for release around Halloween, it also features cameos from Jenna Jameson,William Shatner, Alice Cooper, Jay Thomas, Flavor Flav and Donald Trump.

George Clinton

Celebrated Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s new movie Soul Kitchen, opens in New York on August 20th and in Los Angeles on September 3rd, followed by a national release. The winner of the Special Jury Prize and the Young Cinema Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival 2009, it also played at Toronto and the Tribeca film festivals. Akin’s film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restaurant owner whose cafe regulars are a bunch of lovable eccentrics. Featuring an international ensemble cast, young restaurant owner Zinos is depressed. His girlfriend Nadine has moved to Shanghai, his Soul Kitchen customers are boycotting the new gourmet chef, and he‘s having back trouble. Things start looking up when the regulars start to enjoy the new culinary concept, and that’s when the FUNK comes in. The film features music from Kool & The Gang, Quincy Jones, Mongo Santamaría and musical icons Sam Cooke and Ruth Brown. The soundtrack also features Hamburg hip-hop and electro sounds.

Lastly, Marlon Wayans will portray legendary comedian Richard Pryor in “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said.”  A biopic about the entertainer’s life, Chris Rcok and Adam Sandler are listed as producers.  Wayans is also working on “Super Bad James Dynomite.” A man returns home after a long stint in prison. Once cool, he’s now hopelessly behind the times, our anti-hero wants revenge on the rival who framed him.  Another on deck is Marlon’s “The Year of Living Biblically.” It’s an adaptation of the non-fiction book by A.J. Jacobs, in which a man tries to live in accordance with the Bible’s teachings as close as possible.

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