Chris Rock is on hunt for Jigsaw in Spiral trailer

The full trailer for upcoming reboot/sequel Spiral: From The Book of Saw is now online, and it’s clear from the first scene that even though comedian Chris Rock is the star, this is no spoof. Don’t expect Scary Movie. Just scares. A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from … Continue reading “Chris Rock is on hunt for Jigsaw in Spiral trailer”

Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere

Chris Rock will take the stage in Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live’s 46th season premiere on Oct. 3.  This will mark Rock’s third appearance as host. Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider … Continue reading “Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere”

Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show

Thank you, Battery and Netflix, I wanted to get my girlfriend a rock for Valentine’s Day and you have now made that possible. LA-based Battery has created a nifty new global campaign for Netflix to promote Chris Rock’s stand-up comedy special, Tamborine, that debuts on the streaming giant on Valentine’s Day.   The spot opens … Continue reading “Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show”

Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes

Tapping into current events, Hue&Cry, the award-winning animation studio led by Creative Director Matt Darnall and Executive Producer Scott Friske, have worked its animated artistry on a new campaign targeting viewers for MSNBC’s nightly news program All in with Chris Hayes.   The Emmy Award-winning show committed to in-depth reporting on the nation’s biggest news … Continue reading “Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes”

Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too

Christmas is this week and not everyone is into the same old, typical Christmas romantic comedy tropes or the “feel good”, heartwarming “spirit of the season” sappy films with a moral to the story. Sometimes, you just want to sit down and pass the time watching quality films that might take place around Christmas, but … Continue reading “Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too”

‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!

Fans tuned in massively for Saturday’s 46th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, generating the show’s most-watched season debut in four years. The launch of season 46 was hosted by Chris Rock with musical guest Megan Thee Stallion, the show averaged a 1.68 rating and 7.765 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched season premiere … Continue reading “‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!”

Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference

The mission of the great organization, Female Voices Rock, has always been to inspire change in the film and Television industry by giving the spotlight to women— talented filmmakers whose unique stories are systemically obscured from traditional theater distribution. Based in New York, their creative board has been working hard on new ideas to build … Continue reading “Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference”

Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees

Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and Depeche Mode are among the new inductees to The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio. The Ceremony, which takes place May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd … Continue reading “Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees”

Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis

The John Lewis holiday spot rewinds Elton John’s life to his childhood using 5 different actors to portray the singer The story, by creative agency adam&eveDDB, begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton John’s life, right until the moment he received the special gift of his grandmother’s piano that changed his life … Continue reading “Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis”

Bon Jovi headlines 2018 “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony” on HBO

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are the inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, debuting Saturday, May 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). A star-studded array of guests and presenters appeared, including May J. Blige, Jerry Cantrell, Felicia Collins, … Continue reading “Bon Jovi headlines 2018 “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony” on HBO”

Chrissy Teigen leads new McD’s dollar menu campaign

Reel Chicago is loving the new McDonald’s work. Chrissy Teigen toplines a hilarious new national introduction of McDonald’s new $1 $2 $3 Menu led by AOR We Are Unlimited in close partnership with retail agency The Marketing Store, PR agency Golin, packaging and logo agency Boxer and multicultural agencies Burrell, Alma and IW Agency. According … Continue reading “Chrissy Teigen leads new McD’s dollar menu campaign”

Grammy nominee DMX dies at age 50

Sad news from the music world. Grammy Award nominee and American Music Award winner DMX has died at age 50. TMZ reported DMX, who’s real name is Earl Simmons overdosed, which resulted in a heart attack on April 2, 2021. Simmons had been in the intensive care unit in a White Plains, NY hospital on … Continue reading “Grammy nominee DMX dies at age 50”

Natasha admits to mistakes in new Black Widow trailer

Well, Happy Saturday to us. Disney and Marvel have released a new trailer for the long-delayed Black Widow, and it contains some exciting new footage. We also learn a little bit more about the overall story as Natasha Romanoff, (Scarlett Johansson) begins her narration with, “You don’t know everything about me.” “I’ve lived a lot … Continue reading “Natasha admits to mistakes in new Black Widow trailer”

Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’

Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the next chapter in the Spirit series: Spirit Untamed. They describe the story as an epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse.  Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City … Continue reading “Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’”

Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

Jim Carrey shines as Joe Biden on ‘SNL’

LIVE from New York is Saturday Night Live… 30 days from the most important election of our time. SNL returned to a somewhat normal form in its Season 46 premiere, back in Studio in New York City with an audience (made up of first responders in masks) and host Chris Rock. The venerated sketch comedy … Continue reading “Jim Carrey shines as Joe Biden on ‘SNL’”

HBO Max to debut ‘The Witches’ remake

Halloween came early! Robert Zemeckis’ remake of The Witches starring Anne Hathaway is landing its debut on HBO Max. The Witches is based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about a young boy who, while staying with his grandmother at a hotel, happens upon a gathering of witches led by the Grand High Witch (Hathaway). With … Continue reading “HBO Max to debut ‘The Witches’ remake”

Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC

Kenan Thompson, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish and Byron Allen will serve as co-hosts for the two-hour comedy special Feeding America Comedy Festival on Sunday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT and 6-8p.m. CST on NBC. In addition, the telecast – from Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Funny Or Die – has added Michael Che, Will … Continue reading “Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC”

A solve for the film crisis – bring back the double feature

When I was a kid, my dad took me to see The Towering Inferno. It would be the first of ten times I would see it in the movie theater and countless times at home. My wife only knows the film as an annoying poster that hangs on our walls. But for me, it was … Continue reading “A solve for the film crisis – bring back the double feature”

2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold

Whether it was the lack of host or a lack of female director nominations or a lack of diversity in general (except for the presenters and performers) ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night’s audience was down 20 percent from a … Continue reading “2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold”