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Reviewed : Ride Along 2

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Ice Cube and Kevin Hart re-team, and add Ken Jeong to their ranks, in this tired, witless and potentially lucrative sequel.

Storyline

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes’ last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug-ring case he’s been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-b.s homicide who lets them know, Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ a shady, cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well- respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope, who harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida’s drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they’ll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all.

This time around Kevin Hart’s charter, Ben is a full fledged police officer (in training), who tags along with his future brother-in-law James from Atlanta to Miami to question a suspect.

Though Kevin Hart seems more outrageous in this film as he gets down with some serious slapstick, he is not as funny as he could be. This is a huge problem for Ice Cube’s perfect straight man persona who has no real material to bounce off of.

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It’s even sadder that they have Ken Jeong in the picture and did nothing with it. You’d expect some real good laughs when Jeong and Hart get together in a scene. It happened but just lesser than expected. No real hard jokes but the pun is on the viewers, if you have a very high comedy appetite, you might want to pass. On the other hand, if are as addictive as most comic lovers who would laugh at a good joke, then you will like it.

New characters played by Oliva Munn and Benjamin Bratt were good seasoning on the franchise. The producers might want to proof Hart’s material for the next release ( if any) just to keep the fans. He must come up with fresh material than his side kick mimic acts.

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Production

A Universal release and presentation of a Will Packer Prods./Cubevision production. Produced by Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner. Executive producers, Nicolas Stern, Ron Muhammad, Scott Bernstein, Chris Bender, JC Spink.

Crew

Directed by Tim Story. Screenplay, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Greg Coolidge.Camera (color, widescreen), Mitchell Amundsen; editor, Peter S. Elliot; production designer, Chris Cornwell; music, Christopher Lennertz; set decorator, Amy McGary; set designer, Vincent Bates; costume designer, Olivia Miles; sound (Dolby Digital), David Husby; supervising sound editors, Kami Asgar, Sean McCormack; sound designer, Benjamin L. Cook; re-recording mixers, David E. Fluhr, Greg Orloff; special effects coordinator, David Fletcher; visual effects supervisors, Scott M. Davids, Bjorn Mayer, Thilo Ewers; visual effects producers, Sebastian Meszmann, Meagan Condito; visual effects, Level 256, Factory VFX, Halon Entertainment, Mr. X, Lola Visual Effects; stunt coordinators, Jack Gill, Brian Machleit; choreographer, Jamal Sims; assistant director, Milos Milicevic; second unit director, Gill; casting, Felicia Fasano.

With

Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Sherri Shepherd, Tyrese Gibson.

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Spring Fiesta unveils full artist line-up

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Having already announced ‘KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera] Ft Julie McKnight & April’ & welcomed British deep house pioneer ‘Jimpster’ as the international guests at the 7th annual Spring Fiesta set to take place on the 7th October at Wild Waters in Ekurhuleni. The organisers just dropped the full lineup set to rock the 6 stages. Festival Director, Ricardo da Costa says “We’re excited to bring you a production experience that is going to blow your mind. If you thought our 37m high butterfly was impressive last year..wait till you see what we have planned for the real headliners…THE FANS” #Springfiesta2017 HERE WE GO!

 

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINERS 

▪ KINGS OF TOMORROW [Sandy Rivera]

▪ Julie McKnight & April

▪ Jimpster

 

DJ’s

▪ Black Coffee

▪ Dj Tira

▪ Lars Behrenroth

▪ Rocco

▪ Euphonik

▪ Dj Kent

▪ Speedsta

▪ Shimza

▪ Dj Clock

▪ DJ Fresh

▪ Dj Vigilante

▪ Dimplez

▪ Lulo Café

▪ Mo-Flava

▪ Milkshake

▪ Mshega

▪ LKG

▪ Rock Da Shades Djz

▪ Major League Djz

▪ Capital

▪ Christos & Vinny Da Vinci

▪ PH

▪ Kid Fonque

▪ Slique

▪ Big Sky

▪ Da Capo

▪ DJ Maphorisa

▪ Ms Cosmo

▪ Ralf Gum

▪ Twins on Decks

▪ Distruction Boyz

▪ Dj Franky

▪ Jazzuelle

▪ DJ Hudson

▪ Thee Gobbs

▪ Jaws

▪ Clive Bean

▪ Soul Bee

▪ Sean Kross & Vino

▪ Radix

▪ Tha Muzik

▪ Lebza The Villain

▪ Geezy

▪ Fargo

▪ Kholi & Shorts

▪ Bat

▪ Sj Da Dj

▪ Mgiftana

▪ Onny

▪ Stabito

▪ Kgotso M

▪ Da Lootz

▪ Zai Maya

▪ Dj Storm

▪ Bhav

▪ Funky Soul

▪ Deep Rebel

▪ Golf Finger

▪ Kuxx

▪ Warras “The Shady Lurker”

▪ Exquisite Vince

▪ Calvin Fallo

▪ MFR Souls

LIVE ACTS

▪ AKA

▪ Riky Rick

▪ Black Motion

▪ Nasty C

▪ Big Nuz

▪ Okmalumkoolkat

▪ Lady Zamar

▪ Ma-E

▪ Mpumi

▪ Zano

▪ A-Reece

▪ Yanga

▪ Gemini Major

 

TICKETING INFO

 

Shout Out to all Fiesta Freaks who purchased their Early Bird tickets.

Phase 2 Tickets are now available  @ Ticket-Pro Outlets [CNA, Edgars, Jet] & on www.soulcandi.nutickets.co.za / www.springfiesta.co.za

▪ General Access Ticket

o Phase 2 : R250 + R10

o Phase 3:  R350 + R10

 

▪ VIP Access Tickets

o Phase 2: R550 + R20

o Phase 3: R750 + R25

 

▪ VVIP Access Ticket

o Phase 2: R850 + R30

o Phase 3: R1000 + R30

FLIGHTS & PACKAGE DEALS

Don’t live in Gauteng or South Africa, and you want to be part of #SpringFiiesta2017? We’re excited to announce our partnership with South African Airways.  SAA are offering Patrons 5-18% discounted off airfares for flights within a 2 week period before or after the 7th October 2017.

 

Simply book on www.flysaa.com and use the following promo code: SFSAA2017 upon checking out. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

 

We also have exclusive affordable package deals to take your 2017 Spring Fiesta experience to the Next level. Our Package deals include tickets to Spring Fiesta, accommodation, a shuttle to & from Spring Fiesta. Book your package deal @www.soulcandi.nutickets.co.za  to be part of the Spring Fiesta ambiance.

 

▪ Silver Package

▪ Gold Package

▪ Platinum Package

 

The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta is brought to you by Smirnoff & supported by Power Play, Heineken, Metro Fm, SABC 1, South African Airways and Soul Candi Live.

For more updates connect with us on these platforms

www.springfiesta.co.za

▪ Facebook Page: Spring Fiesta
▪ Twitter @SpringFiestaSA
▪ Instagram @SpringFiestaParty

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Trace Africa partners with MTN Bushfire 2017

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MTN BUSHFIRE is a uniquely African, yet globally infused festival experience that welcomes thousands of people in an atmosphere of acceptance and passionate commitment to the arts and the environment.

Every year, approximately 26,000 guests hailing from 60 different countries converge in the peaceful Malkerns Valley for an energizing and uplifting weekend that celebrates the music and arts of Africa and beyond. This year, MTN Bushfire takes place on the 26th – 28th of May.

It is within this spirit that MTN BUSHFIRE is excited to announce its partnership with the leaders of urban African music, TRACE AFRICA, as the official media partner for the 2017 festival.

Senior Vice President for TRACE Southern Africa, Leo Manne, says the partnership was a natural pairing for the channel: “TRACE Africa takes pride in being an authority on what’s hot on our continent and giving artists from our continent a world-class platform. We feel MTN Bushfire is a physical extension of this and we’re excited to see how this partnership will further contribute to the development of our industry.”

TRACE AFRICA’s team will be on-hand at the festival to speak to some of Africa’s hottest artists and will be be sharing all the latest BUSHFIRE news in realtime via its various social media platforms.

Follow TRACE AFRICA on twitter to catch live twitterviews with artists and all the latest news using the Twitter handle @TRACEAfrica_.

MTN Bushfire fans can meet some of their favourite TRACE Africa personalities and stand a chance to get cool TRACE Africa gear.

Lucky TRACE Africa viewers will also stand a chance to win a VIP MTN Bushfire experience. The competition will run via TRACE Africa’s social media platforms:

Facebook –  TRACE Africa

Twitter – @TRACEAfrica_

Instagram – @traceafrica_

TRACE Africa will also screen an exclusive highlights package of the festival – check listings for details.

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Liberty Radio Awards 2017 Winners

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The Liberty Radio Awards 2017 winners are…

Afternoon Drive Presenter Commercial
Martin Bester – Jacaranda FM

Afternoon Drive Presenter PBS
Dumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso – Ligwalagwala FM

Afternoon Drive Presenter Community
Simon Parkinson – Hot 91.9

Afternoon Drive Presenter Campus
DJ Keyez – Vow FM

News and Actuality Show Commercial
Power Update – Power FM

News and Actuality Show PBS
Walk the Talk with Alan Khan – Lotus FM

News and Actuality Show Campus and Community
Izwe Nezalo – Inanda 88.4 FM

Sports Show Commercial
POWER SportExtra – Power FM

Sports Show PBS
Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio – Sabc / SAfm

Sports Show Campus and Community
Joburg PM with David O’Sullivan – Hot 91.9 FM

Business and Finance Show
Money Show – 702 and Cape Talk

Content Producer Commercial
POWER Update – Neo Leeuw – Power FM

Content Producer PBS
Mpumelelo Mali – Umhlobo Wenene FM

Content Producer Campus and Community
John Walland – Hot 91.9 FM

Weekend Radio Show Commercial
The Coca-Cola Top40SA – KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations)

Weekend Radio Show PBS
Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili – Umhlobo Wenene FM

Weekend Radio Show Community
Raise Your Voice – Emalahleni FM

Weekend Radio Show Campus
RooiwynSondag – PUKfm 93.6

Radio Documentary
Through The Cracks – The Untold Story of Mbuyisa Makhubu – EWN

Afternoon Drive Show Commercial
POWER Drive – Power FM

Afternoon Drive Show PBS
Tru Afternoon – Tru FM

Afternoon Drive Show Community
Your World Today – Radio Islam

Afternoon Drive Show Campus
The Lift Club – Vow FM

Big winners of the night include Power FM, Hot 91.9, Vow FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM
and many more! Congrats to all of the winners of the evening.

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