Watch Hugh Jackman roast Ryan Reynolds

1+ This week, the 2020 Emmys awarded HBO with 107 nominees. One of those nominated was Hugh Jackman for Bad Education. On E!’s Daily Pop, Jackman reacted to his nomination and roasted pal Ryan Reynolds in the process. The film shows a community wooed by the charismatic superintendent (Jackman) and enamored by the school’s success and the … Continue reading “Watch Hugh Jackman roast Ryan Reynolds”

Lively, Reynolds gift $2M to civil and immigrant rights

1+ The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights announced today that both received gifts of $1 million from Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil rights law firm devoted to achieving racial justice and equality. For nearly 80 years, … Continue reading “Lively, Reynolds gift $2M to civil and immigrant rights”

Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56

1+ Jamie Tarses, the first woman to run a network entertainment division, passed away this morning from complications stemming from a cardiac event she suffered in early fall. She was 56. An illustrious TV executive, Tarses was instrumental in developing such iconic shows as NBC’s Friends and Frasier and reached the zenith of the network … Continue reading “Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56”

2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns

2+ It’s hard to remember back in February 2020, when the Kansas City Chiefs bested the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and Parasite was winning Best Picture, no one was talking about COVID, the election and Black Lives Matter. We had no idea we were only a few weeks and months away from … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns”

Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too

0 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, … Continue reading “Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too”

Satan gets all kinds of horny when he meets his Match

2+ “Where are you from?” We’ve all heard that requisite question several times and over when we’ve been on a Tinder or Bumble date. Now Match.com, with the help of Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort production company, has taken that question to new depths in a new spot that features — Satan going on a … Continue reading “Satan gets all kinds of horny when he meets his Match”

‘Croods’ provide 1 million meals to families in need

2+ In advance of the Thanksgiving weekend theatrical release of the new DreamWorks Animation comedy The Croods: A New Age (out Wednesday, November 25), Universal Pictures has partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding America® for a groundbreaking three-tiered campaign to help provide one million meals** for families in need this holiday season. The Croods have survived their … Continue reading “‘Croods’ provide 1 million meals to families in need”

Michael Bay signs with Supply&Demand

0 Bi-coastal production company Supply&Demand has added American film director and producer Michael Bay to its roster of award-winning talent. One of the most commercially successful directors in history, Bay is perhaps best known for his big-budget and excitement-rich action films, yet the filmmaker also has an extensive pedigree in advertising and music videos. A … Continue reading “Michael Bay signs with Supply&Demand”

Deadpool crashes X-Men ZOOM reunion

2+ One of the highly anticipated outcomes of the Disney/Fox deal is Marvel’s beloved X-Men finally joining the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). That means the likes of Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey will eventually line up alongside the new Captain America (Falcon), Spider-man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Then there’s Deadpool. Ryan … Continue reading “Deadpool crashes X-Men ZOOM reunion”

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

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

‘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”

New details emerge about HBO Max’s ‘Green Lantern’

1+ We haven’t heard too much since last October when we reported a Green Lantern TV series from Greg Berlanti would be headed to HBO Max. Yesterday, Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey offered a quick update, not too much, on the series’ plot and status at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday. “Greg … Continue reading “New details emerge about HBO Max’s ‘Green Lantern’”

‘Joker’ has last laugh as it is highest grossing “R” film

2+ Since its opening earlier this month, Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative’s Joker has been a powerhouse across the globe, passing the milestone $800 million mark, making it the highest grossing R-rated film of all time worldwide at $804.4 million and counting. The announcement was made a few days ago by … Continue reading “‘Joker’ has last laugh as it is highest grossing “R” film”

21st Century Fox and Disney complete deal

1+ Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and… Fox? That’s right folks, the deal is done. The good people at 21st Century Fox have now joined the club. On the heels of receiving great news that the new Disney/Marvel release Captain Marvel has jetted past the $500 million mark internationally and … Continue reading “21st Century Fox and Disney complete deal”

Holy S***Balls! “Deadpool 2” soundtrack is out

5+ Sony Music has released the official soundtrack to the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2. The score from award-winning composer Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) is now available digitally to stream and download. Fans can now hear the first-ever “parental guidance” tagged score album and look forward to explicit numbers such as “Holy … Continue reading “Holy S***Balls! “Deadpool 2” soundtrack is out”

New Orleans Jazz Society launches music relief fund

1+ When the Covid-19 pandemic rolled across the globe, it silenced live music everywhere. Perhaps nowhere was that silence more deafening than New Orleans. To help offset the fallout for struggling musicians, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation launched a Music Relief Fund last spring. Through their efforts, the foundation has distributed more than $1MM to … Continue reading “New Orleans Jazz Society launches music relief fund”

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”

Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show

1+ It’s back-to-back wins for the New York, London and Amsterdam based audio house Wave Studios, as the company won the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the 2020 AMP Awards with its work on Smirnoff’s “Infamous Since 1864” spot. The winner was revealed during a virtual presentation that took place earlier tonight … Continue reading “Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”