Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot

Last year, Amazon Alexa slayed Super Bowl audiences with Michael B. Jordan. This year for their Super Bowl LVI entry, the company asks the question: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if Alexa could read your mind? Just kidding, that would be terrible.” hat’s what we learn in this year’s Big Game ad #AlexaMindReader. This year’s spot … Continue reading “Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot”

Scarlett Johansson settles lawsuit with Disney over Black Widow

At the end of July, we reported that Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for not upholding their commitments regarding the theatrical release of the film Black Widow. The lawsuit alleged that Disney breached Marvel’s agreement with Johansson that guaranteed Black Widow a theatrical-only release, as the majority of the actress’ salary from the superhero film was … Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson settles lawsuit with Disney over Black Widow”

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release

The National Association of Theatre Owners aren’t the only ones peeved over the fact that Disney left money on the table by putting Marvel’s Black Widow on Disney Plus on the same day as its theatrical debut. Scarlett Johansson is alleging that $50 million of that money left on the table belongs to her. According … Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release”

Scarlett Johansson leads Avengers in virtual Joe Biden campaign event

The Avengers have taken on Ultron, Loki and Thanos. Now the group of heroes plan to take on Donald Trump – only it will be Democratic nominee Joe Biden yelling, “Avengers Assemble.” The Avengers cast led by actress Scarlett Johansson (Her) and Chris Evans (Snowpiercer, Not Another Teen Movie)  will headline the Voters Assemble political fundraiser event, which … Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson leads Avengers in virtual Joe Biden campaign event”

Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards

Take that Zack Snyder’s Justice League naysayers! The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced that director’s version of the maligned Joss Whedon release has received a Best Superhero Movie nomination and a nomination for Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot. The nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television … Continue reading “Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards”

David&Goliath’s GCD Robert Casillas on Super Bowl ads

It’s always exciting to see the creative that makes its way into Super Bowl. People don’t realize the countless hours, calls, scripts, and so on that it takes to get here. So first off, I want to congratulate everyone who was involved in any of the spots. Even the ones that didn’t make it to air. … Continue reading “David&Goliath’s GCD Robert Casillas on Super Bowl ads”

Havas CCOs weigh in on Super Bowl spots

From Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus to getting stuck into Pringles, Havas’ Dan Lucey and Myra Nussbaum share their thoughts with Reel 360 on Super Bowl 2022’s creative efforts. Dan Lucey, Chief Creative Officer – Havas New York  Wall-to-wall commercials with celebrities end up canceling each other out. This was once again the case in Super Bowl LVI. … Continue reading “Havas CCOs weigh in on Super Bowl spots”

Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed

We’ve survived another day and night of Hard Seltzers (Does anyone drink beer anymore?) wings, and stuffing our faces with more chips than can be found in any chip or snack aisle. We’re also a little deaf from all the cheering in our hotel suite for our home city, the Super Bowl champion Rams. Congrats … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed”

There’s zero barriers in Bud Light NEXT’s Super Bowl spot

Today, as Bud Light NEXT hits store shelves across the country, the #1 beer brand in the industry is releasing its new Super Bowl commercial, which pays tribute to those consumers 21+ who, like Bud Light, are breaking barriers and refusing to be boxed in.  Created by Wieden and Kennedy, New York, the creative effort features four … Continue reading “There’s zero barriers in Bud Light NEXT’s Super Bowl spot”

Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, four men face charges and have been arrested for allegedly being part of a drug trafficking organization that supplied a deadly mix of narcotics to Michael K. Williams, the five-time Emmy nominated, renowned actor from The Wire … Continue reading “Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams”

The dreams and journeys are bigger in final Sing 2 trailer

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise, Sing 2, arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They … Continue reading “The dreams and journeys are bigger in final Sing 2 trailer”

Venom 2 has the biggest opening of the pandemic

Who would have assumed that Andy Serkis’ film, with Tom Hardy reprising his role as a reporter with superpowers gained from aliens, would have the biggest first weekend since December 2019? Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony’s follow-up to the hit 2018 supervillain film blew past expectations at the box offices this weekend. Pre-opening estimates … Continue reading “Venom 2 has the biggest opening of the pandemic”

Marvel sues to retain rights to Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow and more

Just when it seems like all is fine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, actually it’s not just look at the Black Widow/Scarlett Johansson lawsuit, comes news of a new legal battle which could be on the level of “The Blip” proportions. TheWrap is reporting Marvel is suing to prevent losing copyrights to many key Avengers … Continue reading “Marvel sues to retain rights to Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow and more”

Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney

This weekend’s box office results completely validated Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit AND justified Disney’s decision to provide theater exclusive engagements for their remaining 2021 theatrical releases. Led by a very impressive second weekend at #1 for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as strongholds for Free Guy and Jungle Cruise … Continue reading “Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney”

Black Widow, Harley Quinn cosplay TikTok video has over 58 million views

Earlier this month, two incredibly talented cosplayers, and quite possibly gifted sorceresses, russian_harley_official and mimisskate (Kate Shumskaya) teamed up to create a DC and MCU crossover featuring Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow cosplayed by Kate Shumskaya and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn cosplayed by the TikToker “Russian Harley official.” The result is an MCU/DCEU crossover that has … Continue reading “Black Widow, Harley Quinn cosplay TikTok video has over 58 million views”

Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one

Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opened #1 not just in the United States, but all over the world this past weekend. According to … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one”

Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take

Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted at No. 1 this weekend, opening to an estimated total of more than $90 million globally, including $34.2 million in domestic box office, $27.6 million in international box office and over $30 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. “Jungle Cruise is the perfect summer adventure film, bringing a beloved theme park attraction … Continue reading “Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take”

Black Widow: Meet Scar Jo’s Moneymaker Stunt Woman

While the name “Heidi Moneymaker” might seem like an alias like, “Fanny Longbottom,” it’s not. This superhero stunt double was born Heidi Louise Moneymaker in Santa Rosa, California and has 85 stunt credits on her IMDb dating back to 1999! Moneymaker already had an impressive resume when she joined the MCU in 2010 (really 2009) … Continue reading “Black Widow: Meet Scar Jo’s Moneymaker Stunt Woman”

Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now

Warning: Spoilers Black Widow is the perfect amount of feminism we need right now. The movie is almost exclusively female-driven, with only three male characters, two total goofballs, and the other, the evil villain. The Marvel movie begins with a young Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) in deep cover with three other operatives in Ohio in … Continue reading “Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now”

Box Office: Marvel’s Black Widow takes #1 spot

The first theatrical Marvel release in more than two years, Disney’s Black Widow had the biggest domestic opening numbers since the start of the pandemic by grossing $80 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend.  Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson in the titular role. The action-thriller follows Natasha … Continue reading “Box Office: Marvel’s Black Widow takes #1 spot”