‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards

1+ Sunday, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the  winners of the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards during a special presentation broadcast on  The CW. Produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, the ceremony was hosted by  writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez, and honored the most  popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero/Comic Book,  Science Fiction/Fantasy, … Continue reading “‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards”

Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer

1+ Creative production company Avocados and Coconuts has signed director Matthew Palmer. Known for his stylized and cinematic documentary style, Palmer has helmed campaigns for Allbirds, GE, Accenture, Keurig, and Le Creuset, and music videos for such artists as Sam Fischer, Y.S.A.. and Night Hikes. His documentaries and short films have earned him recognition in … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer”

Review: Kaley Couco shines as ‘The Flight Attendant’

1+ After 12 years of playing Penny, Leonard Hofstadter’s love interest on the CBS TV series The Big Bang Theory, and the past year as the foul mouthed animated version of Harley Quinn on the TV series of the same name, Kaley Couco brings her charming allure to the new series The Flight Attendant on … Continue reading “Review: Kaley Couco shines as ‘The Flight Attendant’”

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”

Mark Pellington releases short film, ‘Just Wait’

1+ Washington Square Films director Mark Pellington captures the memory of waiting, and the meditation therein, in ruminative hypnotic journey “Just Wait,” which he helmed and produced. The short film pairs hooded and masked travelers scattered across abandoned city streets and moonlit ocean surf–often weighed down and wound up by an unseen force–with spoken meditations … Continue reading “Mark Pellington releases short film, ‘Just Wait’”

Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see

1+ My test for how much I truly like a film is simply how long does the film resonate with me after viewing. Do I forget it like the popcorn I just ate as soon as I leave the theater or do I continue to think about it and allow my neurons to fire and … Continue reading “Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see”

DC FanDome releases August 22 schedule

1+ Eschewing Comic-Con, which was fairly tame, for their own supersized event DC’s Fandome, Warner Bros. has now revealed the exciting and enticing full schedule for Saturday’s event. Can. Not. Wait. Highlights include a Wonder Woman:1984 panel featuring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins join forces with Brazilian … Continue reading “DC FanDome releases August 22 schedule”

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max

1+ Christopher Nolan’s brilliant The Dark Knight, which was arguably a game-changer for superhero films when it was released in 2008, is now finding a new home on streamer HBO Max. From blockbuster films to star-studded new original series, there’s plenty of content to enjoy this August on HBO Max. Max Originals debuting in the … Continue reading “‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max”

Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming

1+ Get ready for more streaming. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new highly anticipated streaming service, will officially launch tomorrow offering consumers across the country a world-class collection of the best live and on demand programming from NBCUniversal and beyond. Peacock will offer more than 20,000 hours of premium content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, … Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming”

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”

Keaton in talks to play older Batman in ‘Flash’ movie

3+ This will lead to a Geekgasm if it happens. Today, there are rumors circulating that original Batman, Michael Keaton, is in talks with Warner Bros. about returning to the big screen as older Bruce Wayne in The Flash movie. Keaton first appeared in Tim Burton’s 1989 classic and then returned in 1992’s Batman Returns. While the … Continue reading “Keaton in talks to play older Batman in ‘Flash’ movie”

‘Punisher’ co-creator blasts police for wearing skull

3+ Created in 1974, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher is a murderous vigilante, who has no problem taking the law into his own ruthless hands. While his skull has become iconic, it has also become a symbol worn by white supremacist and nationalist groups as well as the police. . He has been brought to life … Continue reading “‘Punisher’ co-creator blasts police for wearing skull”

DNA launches #Hibeernation for Rainier Beer

2+ Drawing on Rainier Beer’s legacy as a quirky brand loved by outdoorsy beer dudes and dudettes, Seattle creative agency DNA has launched the “Hibeernation Survival Guide” – a social campaign designed to help Rainier’s fans stay connected to the outdoors while stuck at home due to Covid-19 stay-home orders. The campaign kicked off with social … Continue reading “DNA launches #Hibeernation for Rainier Beer”

Crowds flood Atlanta mall to buy Air Jordans

7+ Even with businesses wary of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s (R) decision to reopen nonessential businesses in the Peach State, shoppers did emerge in droves. Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall saw massive crowds gather Saturday to buy the new Air Jordan sneakers after lockdown restrictions were lifted, according to a report. Shoppers packed close to form lines … Continue reading “Crowds flood Atlanta mall to buy Air Jordans”

UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge”

1+ Last month, our sister publication Reel Chicago reported on an outstanding viral video created by the Chicago Stunt Community. Inspired by stuntman Aaron Toney, (Avengers: Infinity War/End Game and Black Panther), to create a “worldwide fight,” Chicago stuntman Shawn Bernal (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jungle Cruise, Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Bad Boys for Life) corralled his brothers and … Continue reading “UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge””

Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?

1+ Last week, we reported on Justice League, Flash and Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller allegedly choking a fan outside of Prikið Kaffihús, a pub in Reykjavik, Iceland. Apparently some fans of the actor, who made a name for himself in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, became aggressive which … Continue reading “Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

3+ With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set

2+ There is a small independent film shooting in San Francisco right now. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The Matrix. Recently, Keanu Reeves tweeted out footage of his stunt double performing a high wire stunt along with co-star Carrie Anne Moss’ stunt double. Now, we have more video from the San Francisco set of The Matrix … Continue reading “Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set”

New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter

2+ Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”

AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees

1+ In an announcement issued in New York, Matt Miller, president and CEO of AICP, and Ali Brown, president and executive producer at PRETTYBIRD and the 2020 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the Commercial, released the roster of the Show’s very first team of Global Ambassadors. Hailing from North America, … Continue reading “AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees”