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08.07.2008

I never really understood why Wesley Snipes' career crumbled. He was totally badass in DEMOLITION MAN, RISING SUN, and PASSENGER 57, all classics that I hold close to my heart. With the Blade Trilogy, he proved he could headline a financially viable franchise. And Suddenly POOF! Snipes' profile plummeted and he went from being a bankable action star to the tax-evading king of the straight-to-DVD.

Well folks, it appears as though Snipes' much publicized legal troubles won't deter him from making a big screen comeback. In director Antoine Fuqua's (TRAINING DAY) latest entitled BROOKLYN'S FINEST, Snipes stars opposite Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, and Ethan Hawke (wow!). Snipes plays a drug dealer in the film, which looks at three unconnected Brooklyn cops who wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. If Snipes is serious about reinvigorating his career, this is definitely a solid start. Check out the first look at Snipes and Cheadle all decked out for the period crime saga BELOW.

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Extra Tidbit: Am I one of the only Wesley Snipes fans out there, or are you guys just hiding out somewhere? If so....show yourselves!

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2:45PM on 08/10/2008

Wesley Snipes is a good actor

Yeah it's been awhile since I have seen wesley in a major movie.I totally agree with most of the people who think that Snipes is a great actor whose career has taken a fall.Hopefully he'll get back to making good movies and interest in him will follow.
Yeah it's been awhile since I have seen wesley in a major movie.I totally agree with most of the people who think that Snipes is a great actor whose career has taken a fall.Hopefully he'll get back to making good movies and interest in him will follow.
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8:03AM on 08/10/2008
Oh, and Blade Trinity's sucking is all David Goyer's fault, me thinks... maybe not a bad writer... but a terrible director!
Oh, and Blade Trinity's sucking is all David Goyer's fault, me thinks... maybe not a bad writer... but a terrible director!
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8:05AM on 08/10/2008
I've always been a fan of Snipes myself, and always been quite shocked at the way in which his career downturned. I mean, JCVD & Seagal you can clearly see their movies getting proggressively worse and worse until they became straight-to-DVD fodder...but Snipes went from fan favourite to makins crappy movies in Slovakia in the blink of an eye... I know he has fame of being hard to work with but still...

Oh, and great to hear you giving some loving to Demolition Man, Mr Barna!

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I've always been a fan of Snipes myself, and always been quite shocked at the way in which his career downturned. I mean, JCVD & Seagal you can clearly see their movies getting proggressively worse and worse until they became straight-to-DVD fodder...but Snipes went from fan favourite to makins crappy movies in Slovakia in the blink of an eye... I know he has fame of being hard to work with but still...

Oh, and great to hear you giving some loving to Demolition Man, Mr Barna!

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4:57AM on 08/08/2008
You do an article about Snipes playing a drug dealer and you dont mention the classic New Jack City?

Anyway, Im there, this movie will be awesome.

FYI, best Snipes movie, White Men Cant Jump.

I too cant believe what happened with his career, he is such a versatile actor. He should definitely be A-List.
You do an article about Snipes playing a drug dealer and you dont mention the classic New Jack City?

Anyway, Im there, this movie will be awesome.

FYI, best Snipes movie, White Men Cant Jump.

I too cant believe what happened with his career, he is such a versatile actor. He should definitely be A-List.
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10:57PM on 08/07/2008
White Men Can't Jump. Best Snipes movie ever. I like him but HoyleHaw said it, "he became the black steven segal" except steven segal always sucked in my own opinion. Nice to see him back on the big screen.
White Men Can't Jump. Best Snipes movie ever. I like him but HoyleHaw said it, "he became the black steven segal" except steven segal always sucked in my own opinion. Nice to see him back on the big screen.
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4:58PM on 08/07/2008

Good move!

I was never so much a Wesley Snipes fan as much as I always thought he was more talented than much of the material he found himself in. I think back in the day he was at least equal to Laurence Fishburne, something of a poor man's Denzel Washington, if you will. Then he wanted to be maybe the black Bruce Willis, and after the Blade franchise ultimately failed and he bit off the hand that fed him, and helped in part by a few action-over-plot movies, he wound up being the black Steven
I was never so much a Wesley Snipes fan as much as I always thought he was more talented than much of the material he found himself in. I think back in the day he was at least equal to Laurence Fishburne, something of a poor man's Denzel Washington, if you will. Then he wanted to be maybe the black Bruce Willis, and after the Blade franchise ultimately failed and he bit off the hand that fed him, and helped in part by a few action-over-plot movies, he wound up being the black Steven Seagal.

Anyway, just getting to star alongside Don Cheadle in a film is a step in the right direction, I think.
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4:45PM on 08/07/2008

The Breakdown.

Wesley Snipes is a good actor as well as a capable action star, but he is notoriously difficult to work with.

When you make waves as he did, you better have the clout to open a movie with just your name, otherwise producers and directors will not hire you.

the poor performance of Blade 3 was probably the nail in his coffin as far as being an A/B list movie and action star.

if he ever wants to regain his former glory, he needs to check his ego and stop doing wacky shit like opening a
Wesley Snipes is a good actor as well as a capable action star, but he is notoriously difficult to work with.

When you make waves as he did, you better have the clout to open a movie with just your name, otherwise producers and directors will not hire you.

the poor performance of Blade 3 was probably the nail in his coffin as far as being an A/B list movie and action star.

if he ever wants to regain his former glory, he needs to check his ego and stop doing wacky shit like opening a compound that trains bodyguards...the FBI gets really uncomfortable with stuff like that.

Wesley, get your shit together and there will be plenty of people to welcome you back!
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4:18PM on 08/07/2008

IM HERE

no no we are here. snipes made up a good portion of my childhood...i think my demolition vhs is almost worn out
no no we are here. snipes made up a good portion of my childhood...i think my demolition vhs is almost worn out
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2:45PM on 08/07/2008
i like Snipes. always liked Snipes, im still anticipating his "Gallowwalker", Zombie Westerns? nice!
i like Snipes. always liked Snipes, im still anticipating his "Gallowwalker", Zombie Westerns? nice!
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2:29PM on 08/07/2008

hi wesley...

welcome back, y'all...BLADE 4...BLADE 4...BLADE 4
welcome back, y'all...BLADE 4...BLADE 4...BLADE 4
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2:20PM on 08/07/2008

'Bout Time

I've been a huge Wesley fan since Major League. I've been collecting his movies since DVD became a format, and I hated the way his career turned. Maybe this will be the start of his comeback. Great cast too, by the way.
I've been a huge Wesley fan since Major League. I've been collecting his movies since DVD became a format, and I hated the way his career turned. Maybe this will be the start of his comeback. Great cast too, by the way.
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1:39PM on 08/07/2008
I really only liked him Blade and Blade II, but this movie sounds pretty tight.
I really only liked him Blade and Blade II, but this movie sounds pretty tight.
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1:25PM on 08/07/2008

Snipes is great!

Glad to hear he's back and in a promising film to boot!
Glad to hear he's back and in a promising film to boot!
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1:23PM on 08/07/2008

OH YEAH!

Hell yes, let's get Mr. Snipes back on the big screen. Anyone remember Snipes from Wildcats? CLASSIC!
Hell yes, let's get Mr. Snipes back on the big screen. Anyone remember Snipes from Wildcats? CLASSIC!
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1:08PM on 08/07/2008

One of the best

People may have forgotten bc of all his straight to DVD crap, but he is widely considered one of the best actors from roger ebert to other fellow actors his talent is recognized, but for some reason money overtook quality when it came to his choice of roles (and who could blame him). So hopefully with all of his troubles (mostly by his own design) he can get back on the ball and make great movies!
People may have forgotten bc of all his straight to DVD crap, but he is widely considered one of the best actors from roger ebert to other fellow actors his talent is recognized, but for some reason money overtook quality when it came to his choice of roles (and who could blame him). So hopefully with all of his troubles (mostly by his own design) he can get back on the ball and make great movies!
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12:44PM on 08/07/2008
This guy is classic like jeans and t-shirts.

Best Snipes line: "Sit your five dollar ass down before I make change!"
This guy is classic like jeans and t-shirts.

Best Snipes line: "Sit your five dollar ass down before I make change!"
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12:43PM on 08/07/2008

It's not in theaters yet...

Man, Don Chealde and Ethan Hawke are going to be pissed when Snipes drags them down to Direct2DVD land.

Just ask Ryan Phillipe and Jason Statham how, in the height of their movie careers, got dragged down to DVDdom by Snipes being blackballed in Hollywood.
Man, Don Chealde and Ethan Hawke are going to be pissed when Snipes drags them down to Direct2DVD land.

Just ask Ryan Phillipe and Jason Statham how, in the height of their movie careers, got dragged down to DVDdom by Snipes being blackballed in Hollywood.
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12:44PM on 08/07/2008
YESSSSSSSSS. I'm hella glad to hear that the blade movies were majorly bad ass. Good To Hear about snipes, like him alot.
YESSSSSSSSS. I'm hella glad to hear that the blade movies were majorly bad ass. Good To Hear about snipes, like him alot.
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10:54AM on 08/07/2008

This is GOOD news

I respect Snipes. One of the finest actors in Hollywood. US MARSHALS is one of my favorite movies.

Since he is making an come back, I can't wait to see this movie in the big screen.

WOW! TRAINING DAY was one damn good movie.
I respect Snipes. One of the finest actors in Hollywood. US MARSHALS is one of my favorite movies.

Since he is making an come back, I can't wait to see this movie in the big screen.

WOW! TRAINING DAY was one damn good movie.
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9:11AM on 08/07/2008

It's About Time!

I'm with ya JoBlo. This is good news, and I'll definetley go and check this flick out. I'm not sure why Snipes career took such a drastic turn for the worse, but I hope he can get back on the right track. And pay his damn bills!

Maybe years ago he pissed off some powerful folks in hollywood and got kicked to the curb. Oh well. It would've been cool to seem him as "Gamble" instead of Michael Jai White, in the Dark Knight. Oh but considering what happaned to Gamble, maybe not.
I'm with ya JoBlo. This is good news, and I'll definetley go and check this flick out. I'm not sure why Snipes career took such a drastic turn for the worse, but I hope he can get back on the right track. And pay his damn bills!

Maybe years ago he pissed off some powerful folks in hollywood and got kicked to the curb. Oh well. It would've been cool to seem him as "Gamble" instead of Michael Jai White, in the Dark Knight. Oh but considering what happaned to Gamble, maybe not.
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8:57AM on 08/07/2008

About Damn Time!!!

Barna, you magical sonofabitch, I'm right there with you.
Snipes is one of my favorite action heroes of all time.
I think he's awesome and some of his straight to DVD flicks are actually pretty cool.
Blade definitely needs another installment to finish up strong (a la Rocky) without David Goyer at the helm.
Rock on Snipes.

And by the way...Nino Brown (New Jack City)?...hardest fucking dope dealer ever!

Barna, you magical sonofabitch, I'm right there with you.
Snipes is one of my favorite action heroes of all time.
I think he's awesome and some of his straight to DVD flicks are actually pretty cool.
Blade definitely needs another installment to finish up strong (a la Rocky) without David Goyer at the helm.
Rock on Snipes.

And by the way...Nino Brown (New Jack City)?...hardest fucking dope dealer ever!

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7:17AM on 08/07/2008
Snipes can definitely act!I'd like to see him do some serious dramatic stuff with less action. But this looks good anyway!!!
Snipes can definitely act!I'd like to see him do some serious dramatic stuff with less action. But this looks good anyway!!!
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6:44AM on 08/07/2008

bout time

i'm glad to see Snipes working on big name stuff again, i was worried he'd end up like Van Damme and Seagal stuck on direct to DVD action flicks, which is good cause Snipes is by far a much better actor.
i'm glad to see Snipes working on big name stuff again, i was worried he'd end up like Van Damme and Seagal stuck on direct to DVD action flicks, which is good cause Snipes is by far a much better actor.
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5:58AM on 08/07/2008

Count me in!

No you are not alone. I too am a huge fan of Mr Snipes. Demolition Man is a superb popcorn flick. He was also good in "US Marshalls". I hope he can make a full comeback. He deserves it.
No you are not alone. I too am a huge fan of Mr Snipes. Demolition Man is a superb popcorn flick. He was also good in "US Marshalls". I hope he can make a full comeback. He deserves it.
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5:09AM on 08/07/2008
I like snipes, I think he just had a string of bad movie choices.

As for this movie, it's right up his alley. C'mon, these roles are perfect for him. New Jack City anyone???
I like snipes, I think he just had a string of bad movie choices.

As for this movie, it's right up his alley. C'mon, these roles are perfect for him. New Jack City anyone???
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3:57AM on 08/07/2008

Cheers...

to Snipes... may this be a return to the New Jack City days, the all or nothing days.
to Snipes... may this be a return to the New Jack City days, the all or nothing days.
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3:58AM on 08/07/2008
And if Snipes indeed has properly resurfaced, I think his Blade character should have a cameo in some upcoming Marvel flick, in order for them to keep expanding their universe. I can already picture Stark flying around, noticing Blade hunting some vamps on a rooftop or some sh*t like that... and MAN, did Blade Trinity suck A$$.
And if Snipes indeed has properly resurfaced, I think his Blade character should have a cameo in some upcoming Marvel flick, in order for them to keep expanding their universe. I can already picture Stark flying around, noticing Blade hunting some vamps on a rooftop or some sh*t like that... and MAN, did Blade Trinity suck A$$.
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3:50AM on 08/07/2008

It's About Time!

I'm with ya JoBlo. This is good news, and I'll definetley go and check this flick out. I'm not sure why Snipes career took such a drastic turn for the worse, but I hope he can get back on the right track. And pay his damn bills!

Maybe years ago he pissed off some powerful folks in hollywood and got kicked to the curb. Oh well. It would've been cool to seem him as "Gamble" instead of Michael Jai White, in the Dark Knight. Oh but considering what happaned to Gamble, maybe not.
I'm with ya JoBlo. This is good news, and I'll definetley go and check this flick out. I'm not sure why Snipes career took such a drastic turn for the worse, but I hope he can get back on the right track. And pay his damn bills!

Maybe years ago he pissed off some powerful folks in hollywood and got kicked to the curb. Oh well. It would've been cool to seem him as "Gamble" instead of Michael Jai White, in the Dark Knight. Oh but considering what happaned to Gamble, maybe not.
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3:45AM on 08/07/2008

return of the wez

No Dan Barna, you barmy bastard... Yay verily, the Snipes is back!
PS in Australia, bastard is usually a compliment (just in case you don't know, Dan baby)
No Dan Barna, you barmy bastard... Yay verily, the Snipes is back!
PS in Australia, bastard is usually a compliment (just in case you don't know, Dan baby)
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