Chris Brown has his share of issues, but one thing we love about the singer/actor is his dance movies. His latest movie, “Battle of the Year” starring “Lost” actor Josh Holloway and Laz Alonso, showcases them in some pretty amazing ways.
An elite group of dancers is brought together in isolation to form a cohesive crew to challenge a dominant Korean squad. Of course this doesn’t happen without the drama that is the basis of the movie, but fortunately it also doesn’t happen without a whole lot of dance sequences.
“Thank God I’m not dancing because break-dancing is on a whole ‘nother level now,” Alonso told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “When I was growing up, we were on the ground doing backspins. These kids today are in the air doing backflips and all kinds of crazy stuff. I never felt so old in my life. You want to hold on, you look in the mirror and say ‘I’m still that dude.’ But on that set, seeing Chris Brown and all them kids do that crazy stuff, I was like maaan….”
Alonso says that he actually used to breakdance but those days are far past him. People might not realize that aside from roles in other movies including the lead in “Jumping The Broom” Alonso was also in “Avatar,” one of the most successful movies of all time.
“That was a lot of fun. How often do you get to be blue and 12 feet tall with a tail?”
“Battle of the Year” may look like a frothy dance movie in the tradition of “Step It Up” and “You Got Served” but Alonso says it has a pretty good underlying message as well.
“It’s a fun movie, it’s a dance movie and it’s in 3D. We’re not in there trying to save people from blowing up our planet or anything like we did in ‘Avatar’. It’s a movie about teamwork and coming together and working out our differences. As individuals, you can be the best you can be, but if you don’t know how to work as a team, then you don’t really have anything.”
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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