‘Mission Impossible 7’: Tom Cruise’s love letter to Venice

After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mission Impossible 7, which stars Tom Cruise, finally resumed production in Venice. The Paramount tentpole film was originally scheduled to lens in “The City of Canals” last March, but like other productions was forced to shut down. However, the mission is back and very possible. After a … Continue reading “‘Mission Impossible 7’: Tom Cruise’s love letter to Venice”

Tom Cruise surprises Hall H with ‘Top Gun’ trailer

Didn’t see this coming. At. All. Mission Impossible star, Tom Cruise, made an unannounced, dramatic appearance in Hall H on Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, where he treated surprised fans to the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick. After being introduced by Conan O’Brien, Cruise took the stage and told the crowd, “Thirty-four years ago … Continue reading “Tom Cruise surprises Hall H with ‘Top Gun’ trailer”

Tom “Cruises” into space for next film

It’s a mission he can’t refuse. After Deadline first reported that uber movie star Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick; Mission: Impossible – Fallout) will team with Elon Musk’s Space X and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to film an entire feature aboard the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has now confirmed it. … Continue reading “Tom “Cruises” into space for next film”

The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom

I have never been to Brazil, but when I moved to Los Angeles I got a good taste of it when I met fabulous writer, director, producer and actress, Aymara Limma. Aymara may be petite, but the woman known as “The Brazilian Firecracker” is truly the entire package. Born in Rio de Janeiro, the incredibly … Continue reading “The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom”

Meet the 2021 Lexus — Arianna Lexus that is

I have driven Lexuses many times, but I have never met a driven like actress Arianna Lexus. The super-charged Chicagoan describes herself as, “a whole lot of tough in a tiny package with the most infectious smile!” She doesn’t mention what a great sense of humor she has. I found that out personally when Arianna … Continue reading “Meet the 2021 Lexus — Arianna Lexus that is”

Jerry Maguire’s Kelly Preston succumbs to breast cancer

Terrible news. Model/actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57 after a private 2-year battle with breast cancer. The actress appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably Mischief (1985), Twins (1988), and Jerry Maguire (1996) and Sky High. Preston also appeared alongside husband John Travolta in Battlefield Earth. “It is with a very heavy heart that … Continue reading “Jerry Maguire’s Kelly Preston succumbs to breast cancer”

Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Dept. of Public Health announced that the state, under certain conditions, can reopen for film production on June 12. That is great news for all in the film, TV and advertising industries. But what do these new conditions mean specifically for performers? We reported last month, that … Continue reading “Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes”

New BBDO Group Russia OLV addresses fear of heights

Got a fear of heights? Turn to the next article now. Still here? Okay. You were warned. Proximity Russia, a part of BBDO Group, and MediaWise agencies have launched an OLV powered by high-octane creative for Clarins, a French luxury skin care, cosmetics and perfume company. Let’s cut to the chase – the spot is … Continue reading “New BBDO Group Russia OLV addresses fear of heights”

Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September

Due to the global health crisis at hand, most U.S. theaters are expected to remain closed through most of the summer, Universal Pictures, which has already pushed the latest entries in the F9 and the Minions franchises back to 2021, has decided to push back their upcoming Candyman sequel/reboot from June 12 to September 25. The decision comes just a … Continue reading “Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September”

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”

‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes

Count Black Widow as the latest major tentpole film to push back its release date. According to Variety, the first and last solo outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Fallen Avenger will be rescheduled for a later date. This is not surprising given the seriousness of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the world. The Disney/Marvel Studios film was … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes”

‘James Bond: No Time to Die’ delay could cost MGM $50m

The rapidly spreading Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a massive effect on events and film productions. Last week, we reported that production on the new Tom Cruise Mission Impossible: 7 had been delayed due to the outbreak in Italy. Companies including Netflix, Twitter, Facebook and Intel have pulled out of the annual SXSW which begins next … Continue reading “‘James Bond: No Time to Die’ delay could cost MGM $50m”

Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’

Not much has been able to stop Tom Cruise. If you remember on the set of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cruise kept filming after he broke his ankle leaping from one roof to another. Now, according to a statement from Paramount, the studio has decided to halt production in Venice, Italy on Christopher McQuarrie and Tom … Continue reading “Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’”

Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves

Christmas, Hanukkah and Chrismakkah are literally around the corner. Hanukkah starts Saturday the 21st and we know when St. Nick is trespassing via our chimneys with the perfect gift. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier before the oohs and aahs from that creative director or director who’s very … Continue reading “Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves”

Sid Lee names Cam Levin U.S. CCO

Montreal-based Sid Lee has named Cam Levin as its chief creative officer of Sid Lee USA. He will be responsible for the company’s creative work in Seattle, New York and Los Angeles. Adweek was the first to break this story. According to the story, Levin, a 20-plus-year advertising vet was chosen for the role because … Continue reading “Sid Lee names Cam Levin U.S. CCO”

Mara & Pegg in negotiations to star in ‘Inheritance’

Highland Film Group launched foreign sales at the American Film Market this week Highland Film Group announced at the AFM that Kate Mara (Megan Leavy, The Martian, House of Cards) and Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Cornetto Trilogy) are in negotiations to star in the high-stakes thriller Inheritance, with British helmer Vaughn Stein … Continue reading “Mara & Pegg in negotiations to star in ‘Inheritance’”

Holy Moly! ‘The Nun’ has record opening at box office

Warner Bros. execs must feel like they died and went to Heaven. Or in the case of the latest installment in the Conjuring series, would it be the other place after the hefty weekend opening of The Nun? The studio dominated for the fifth weekend in a row as the horror flick earned $53.5 million, … Continue reading “Holy Moly! ‘The Nun’ has record opening at box office”

‘Meg’ chews up competition in weekend box office battle

The lesson here is that sharks win, no matter who the competition is. Warner Bros was angling hard for The Meg to be a hit, especially after Teen Titans Go! To the Movies fell below box office expectations. The marketing paid off as the giant prehistoric shark film chomped up an outstanding $44.5mm at the … Continue reading “‘Meg’ chews up competition in weekend box office battle”

‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ accepts mission to crush box office

DUN DUN DUN-DUN DUN DUN DUN-DUN Yep, that is Tom Cruise, Chris McQuarrie and Paramount execs humming Lalo Schifrin’s Mission Impossible theme to the bank as the critically-acclaimed sixth film in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Fallout achieved its mission of taking the worldwide box office. The film debuted with over $155.8 million globally ($61.2M domestic; … Continue reading “‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ accepts mission to crush box office”