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”

Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star in the husband and wife superhero film, Ball and Chain for Netflix. This re-teams the two, who will appear next summer in the Disney film, Jungle Cruise. Loosely based on the 90s comic book Ball and Chain, the film follows a troubled married couple that receive superpowers that only … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms

Nominees for the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) and Haley Lu Richardson (The White Lotus) via Instagram Live. Among the TV nominees are Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Adam Scott for Severance, Jeremy Allen White who just won … Continue reading “The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms”

A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls

We’re a few weeks out from the Oscar nominations, but we are getting other nominations from the, DGA, PGA, AGD and WGA which are giving us clues as to what may be nominated for the Super Bowl of awards shows. This week, we look at Disney, who is the empire encompassing Marvel, LucasFilm, 20th Century … Continue reading “A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls”

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”

Bachelorette: Katie Thurston says Yes to Blake Moynes and Neil Lane ring

In the dramatic season finale of The Bachelorette, Katie Thurston’s unexpected journey to love came to an end when she accepted a proposal from Blake Moynes; with a gorgeous diamond and platinum engagement ring, from the official jewelry designer of The Bachelor franchise, Neil Lane. Katie’s ring centers an oval-shaped diamond that is centrally set within a crown motif and a hidden … Continue reading “Bachelorette: Katie Thurston says Yes to Blake Moynes and Neil Lane ring”

The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend

The Suicide Squad received unusually good reviews for a comic-book adaptation, plenty of social media attention, and had little to no competition on a prime summer weekend. Even so, it fell short of its conservative $30 million projection to gross $26,550,000 in 4,002 North American theaters. The United States is averaging more than 100,000 new … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend”

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”

Georgia production spending hits record $4 billion

Thanks to projects such as Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Black Panther II: Wakanda Forever, She-Hulk, The Walking Dead, Family Feud and Tyler Perry, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that the film industry recorded a blockbuster year in Georgia.  During fiscal year 2021, the film and television industry set a new … Continue reading “Georgia production spending hits record $4 billion”

Jungle Cruise: Disney releases new trailer

Dwayne Johns and Emily Blunt fans can now get a look at the new trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The film will release simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, July 30. Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Disney releases new trailer”

Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition

2020 was a really challenging year for everyone, but especially so for everyone involved in movie production. With everything “opening up” again all over the nation this summer, movie fans are flocking to the theaters in an attempt to achieve some level of normalcy. We’ve got your rundown of movies you can expect to see … Continue reading “Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition”

Paramount releases final trailer for Quiet Place II

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, so what better time than to release a trailer about one of cinema’s strongest moms lately. We are of course talking about Emily Blunt, who starred in the 2018 thriller A Quiet Place. Now, Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for A Quiet Place Part II. The trailer takes us back … Continue reading “Paramount releases final trailer for Quiet Place II”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

On Thursday December 10, 2020, The Walt Disney Company hosted their webcast for Their Investor Day. Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, led the virtual event, which included presentations from leaders of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial updates … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”

Shh, intense ‘A Quiet Place II’ trailer has landed

Paramount Pictures has released the first official trailer for John Krasinski’s highly anticipated horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II. The original 2018 horror flick, directed and co-written by Krasinski, takes place after an alien invasion wipes out most of Earth’s population. Attracted to sound, Blunt’s family survives the attack using elaborate safety precautions… well, most … Continue reading “Shh, intense ‘A Quiet Place II’ trailer has landed”

‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did it … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards”

AFI Awards 2018 celebrates 21 films and TV series

Luncheon honors artists including Emily Blunt, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan and Emma Stone They say there are four seasons in LA – Spring, Summer, Lakers and Awards Season. Guess which one we’re in now. As awards season shifts into high gear, many of the year’s finest film and television artists … Continue reading “AFI Awards 2018 celebrates 21 films and TV series”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Chicago novelist Sakey turns his best-seller into a script

Best-selling author Marcus Sakey compounded the challenge of going from book to film long before he agreed to adapt his latest novel, Afterlife, into a screenplay for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagination Entertainment.

“My goal is entertainment for smart people,” says the Chicago-based writer. “Stuff that’s compelling and well flushed out and feels real.”