‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie

2+ Available today! One of the most eagerly awaited publishing events of the year, Suzanne Collins’  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This latest, highly anticipated novel in Collins’ Hunger Games series was released today by Scholastic simultaneously in print, digital and audio formats in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The first three books in … Continue reading “‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie”

‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing

2+ If you’re a “toxic, privileged white male with no sense of humor” do not see the recently retitled, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. If you happen to be all the above, but possess a sense of humor and love DC Comics, and in particular, Harley Quinn, then you will have a blast at this … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing”

Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office

3+ Despite resting at an extremely respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, Warner Bros Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opened well below its expected 50 million projections. The R-rated girl-gang film came in almost $20 million lower earning $33.2 million. According to Comic Book Movie, this is the worst start … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

2+ Ummmmm, maybe we were wrong about Warner Bros. newest DC Comics film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)? The film which stars Margot Robbie reprising her role as, on again/off again Joker girlfriend and accomplice Harley Quinn has received mostly good to great reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes, where … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes”

Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer

2+ This is a surprise. Typically, studios do not release trailers on Thursday or they at least give 24 hours warning. Neither is the case with Warner Bros final trailer for  Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Apparently, the trailer has been attached to the upcoming Kristin Stewart thriller, Underwater, … Continue reading “Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer”

New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine

2+ New Yorkers are stereotypically known for being mad AF. If you were Thursday November 21, you were in luck if you happened to be in Times Square. It was here you could punch, kick, yell and do all kinds of other pissed off things to the new Angry Birds Venting Machine. The machine, concocted … Continue reading “New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine”

‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’

3+ As the new DC Movie Universe, known in some parts as the “DCEU,” continues to dig itself out from under the poorly received “Snyderverse,” in reference to Zack Snyder’s take on the iconic DC characters, there are changes abound for upcoming films. Of course, we all know director Matt Reeves is teaming with Robert … Continue reading “‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’”

Art Directors Guild announces nominations

1+ The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021, Pre Show – 3:00PM PST, Awards Show – 4:00 PM … Continue reading “Art Directors Guild announces nominations”

Angel Manuel Soto to direct DC Film Blue Beetle

1+ Charm City Kings Latinx director Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct the DC Universe Blue Beetle, DC Films and Warner Bros.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively. The screenplay is from Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface” remake and Sony’s “Miss Bala” “It … Continue reading “Angel Manuel Soto to direct DC Film Blue Beetle”

Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’

1+ One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner, Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz), to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s Tom and Jerry. The ensuing … Continue reading “Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

1+ The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

1+ Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

1+ Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

1+ Academy Award winner, and eight-time Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Encinitas, CA. She starred in six television shows and earned 22 Emmy nominations over her exceptional seven-decade career. She was 94. Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed the news in a public statement.  The Mary Tyler … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”

‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards

1+ Sunday, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the  winners of the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards during a special presentation broadcast on  The CW. Produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, the ceremony was hosted by  writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez, and honored the most  popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero/Comic Book,  Science Fiction/Fantasy, … Continue reading “‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards”

Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer

1+ Creative production company Avocados and Coconuts has signed director Matthew Palmer. Known for his stylized and cinematic documentary style, Palmer has helmed campaigns for Allbirds, GE, Accenture, Keurig, and Le Creuset, and music videos for such artists as Sam Fischer, Y.S.A.. and Night Hikes. His documentaries and short films have earned him recognition in … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer”

Review: Kaley Couco shines as ‘The Flight Attendant’

1+ After 12 years of playing Penny, Leonard Hofstadter’s love interest on the CBS TV series The Big Bang Theory, and the past year as the foul mouthed animated version of Harley Quinn on the TV series of the same name, Kaley Couco brings her charming allure to the new series The Flight Attendant on … Continue reading “Review: Kaley Couco shines as ‘The Flight Attendant’”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Mark Pellington releases short film, ‘Just Wait’

1+ Washington Square Films director Mark Pellington captures the memory of waiting, and the meditation therein, in ruminative hypnotic journey “Just Wait,” which he helmed and produced. The short film pairs hooded and masked travelers scattered across abandoned city streets and moonlit ocean surf–often weighed down and wound up by an unseen force–with spoken meditations … Continue reading “Mark Pellington releases short film, ‘Just Wait’”

Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see

1+ My test for how much I truly like a film is simply how long does the film resonate with me after viewing. Do I forget it like the popcorn I just ate as soon as I leave the theater or do I continue to think about it and allow my neurons to fire and … Continue reading “Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see”