RECAP: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, 3 and 4

Much has happened with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Sam (Anthony Mackie) since we last left them at the end of Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and we’re back to fill you in on episodes 3 and 4 of this limited 6 episode Disney+ series.  Episode 3: “Power Broker” We begin the … Continue reading “RECAP: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, 3 and 4”

The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers

From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in a … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”

F9 sets opening date and releases photos

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past. However, they are allowed to change lanes when it comes to opening for a theatrical audience. And that is the case with F9, the ninth chapter in The Fast and the Furious saga that has endured for almost two decades and has earned more … Continue reading “F9 sets opening date and releases photos”

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

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 cat … Continue reading “Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’”

Mandalorian actress Gina Carano fired for social posts

This was not the way, Gina. Mandalorian actress Gina Carano is finally facing consequences for her controversial social media posts. Carano played the bounty hunter Cara Dune, on the first two seasons of the show. Lucasfilm released a statement, with a spokesperson stating:  “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no … Continue reading “Mandalorian actress Gina Carano fired for social posts”

First Look: Chloë Grace Moretz in ‘Tom and Jerry’

It’s been a minute since iconic cat and mouse rivalries, Tom and Jerry have been relevant. That’s about to change with the help of Chloë Grace Moretz (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Addams Family). One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the … Continue reading “First Look: Chloë Grace Moretz in ‘Tom and Jerry’”

Dwayne Johnson endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Dwayne Johnson announced on his Youtube Channel, a five-minute video that he’s endorsing the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, this is  the first time he’s ever publicly endorsed a candidate for office. Johnson stated, “Look, I’ve got friends in all parties, but the one thing we can always agree on is the … Continue reading “Dwayne Johnson endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris”

Kia K5 lands a first-ever flat spin 360-degree stunt

When we first watched this Kia “K5 Live” stunt on the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast, our initial reaction was a genuine, jaw-dropping f*ck! Upon seeing it again, our reaction was “dope AF!” The latest work from our friends at David&Goliath underscores the fact that Kia K5 may just be the most powerful midsize sedan on … Continue reading “Kia K5 lands a first-ever flat spin 360-degree stunt”

Kortel “Korta-T” Autrey, actor and stunt man

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. You have seen him … Continue reading “Kortel “Korta-T” Autrey, actor and stunt man”

VFX company Crafty Apes expands Hollywood footprint

Full-service visual effects powerhouse Crafty Apes (Watchmen, Hustlers, Dolemite is My Name) has hired Chris Kenny and Brandon Nelson as VFX Supervisors to join their Los Angeles offices, adding to their large team of 2D and 3D Supervisors, Artists and Producers currently in place. The company now employs over 170 VFX professionals in their four facilities: New York City, Atlanta, El Segundo and Baton Rouge, LA. Crafty Apes’ … Continue reading “VFX company Crafty Apes expands Hollywood footprint”

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials

And so ends another Super Bowl season. The build up of anticipated commercials is finally (and mercifully) over until next January. If one were to say yesterday, “Well, that sucked the life out of me,” we might not know if they were talking about the low-scoring (and even lower-rated) Super Bowl LIII between the New … Continue reading “The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LIII commercials”

Animated “Fast & Furious” drifts onto Netflix in 2018

Rev your engines “fam.” Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have announced an upcoming Fast & Furious animated series, the first in an expansion of their ongoing multi-year deal for original animated kids and family programming. Following Comcast-NBCUniversal’s acquisition of the animation studio, the relationship has been expanded to include a first look at DreamWorks Animation … Continue reading “Animated “Fast & Furious” drifts onto Netflix in 2018″

Latest from Leo B, McDonald’s, and the box office

Burnett celebrates the top-performing agencies in global network Last week in Chicago, Leo Burnett Worldwide hosted the 20th annual Leo Burnett “Agency of the Year.” This global celebration recognized the best agencies in the global network by reviewing what Burnett has based their credos on — creative prowess and business results. Leo Burnett Beirut took … Continue reading “Latest from Leo B, McDonald’s, and the box office”

Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA

With the Super Bowl coming fast and furious this weekend most brands, some have taken a pause due to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, are rolling out their teasers and spots to showcase the $5.6 million they have paid for a :30-second slot. Now Michelob ULTRA and agency FCB New York are presenting theirs featuring Tonight … Continue reading “Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA”

The Reel Deal with Optimus’ Mary Ann Holecek

One at Optimus, the production arm of the post house Optimus, announced earlier this month that Mary Ann Holecek has taken the reins as Executive Producer/Managing Director. For the past eight years, Holecek has freelanced at a variety of Chicago agencies including Energy BBDO, FCB, Rhea and Kaiser, SPM Marketing, The Escape Pod, Upshot and … Continue reading “The Reel Deal with Optimus’ Mary Ann Holecek”

Father’s Day: Our top ten films to watch

Father’s Day 2021 is fast approaching and there’s no better way to spend the day than watching a movie with your dad or with your kids if you are a dad! From comedies, to dramas, to even a cartoon, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of Father’s Day films! 10-Daddy Daycare Eddie Murphy … Continue reading “Father’s Day: Our top ten films to watch”

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”

Behind the Scenes: How F9 creates total “Car-nage”

F9 is the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga, which has endured for two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.   Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: How F9 creates total “Car-nage””

Vin Diesel to star in Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Looks like Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel is going to share the screen with another Rock. But hit won’t be Dwayne Johnson. Mattel, Inc. announced today plans to develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, the classic tabletop game featuring battling robots, into a live-action motion picture. Mattel Films is working with Universal Pictures and Vin … Continue reading “Vin Diesel to star in Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots”