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Snoop Dogg Has A New Name … Smoove Move



They’re fast, furious, and … snails? Ryan Reynolds, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson get fast and slimy in FOX’s new animated flick, Turbo. Turbo is a 3D comedy about an underdog snail, the voice of Ryan Reynolds, who puts his heart and shell on the line to make his dreams of racing in the Indy 500 come true.

HipHollywood caught up with Ryan and his snail friends, Whiplash, voice of Samuel L. Jackson, and Smoove Move, voice of Snoop Dogg, about what fans can take away from the film.

“When you stop setting goals for yourself it’s sort of atrophy, you shrink, and that’s it. Goals don’t have to be huge, they can be little,” Ryan shared.

Samuel, who personally knows about overcoming fears, dished on being an accomplished actor who still deals with a speech impediment. “I still do (stutter), depending on when they say action,” he laughed.

“It’s okay to have a dream. It’s okay to look beyond your situation, you need to have something to aspire to,” Jackson shared.

And for Snoop, he couldn’t be more thrilled to play the voice of a snail. “When you first hear it, it’s like wow, a snail? How could that be? But then once you see the way that they have him animated and how cool he looks, and the flavor, the style and the way he moves, I mean it fits me,” Snoop explained.

Turbo hits theaters July 17.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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