Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a hardcore superhero fan. Even more so, I am a hardcore DC Comics fan. For an entire childhood through 40 some years of puberty, I believed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl were way more heroic and captivating than the likes … Continue reading “Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa”

Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’

Directed by Academy-Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Since it debuted on Broadway over 60 years ago, the musical has often been revived both professionally and in amateur productions throughout the … Continue reading “Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’”

Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office

Michael Myers in his twelfth installment of the Halloween franchise, made a killing at the box office this weekend, even though he was also streaming on Peacock (NBC Universal). Halloween Kills brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film … Continue reading “Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office”

Halloween Kills: Michael Myers is the hunted in final trailer

Just like perennial boogeyman Michael Myers cannot seem to be killed, neither can the 43-year-old Halloween franchise. Launched in 1978, it is absolutely impossible to remember which films are direct sequels, reboots or reimaginings. That said, 2018’s Halloween (which was a direct sequel to 1981’s Halloween 2) was well received because it was good. In … Continue reading “Halloween Kills: Michael Myers is the hunted in final trailer”

Treehouse: Editor Greg Sunmark to anchor talent roster

Treehouse Edit has brought in veteran creative editor Greg Sunmark to anchor its talent roster as the studio undergoes a shift in talent, focus and client mix. The news of Sunmark’s joining was made by Executive Producer Jeremy Besser, who helped launch the editorial boutique with partner Reid Brody in 2012. Besser says Sunmark’s signing, … Continue reading “Treehouse: Editor Greg Sunmark to anchor talent roster”

LA, Chicago-based agency helps crime prevention data

Former FCB Chicago and Deutsch LA, Creative Director, Josh Hurley, and former Deutsch LA CD, Travis Swingler launched the creative/tech shop CNVYR last year with the intentions of turning a profit while making the world a better place. They struck that balance right out of the gate with the NIBRS “go ready!” campaign. NIBRS stands … Continue reading “LA, Chicago-based agency helps crime prevention data”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?

A bold catchphrase circulated the online world amidst the Covid 19 pandemic initial lockdown: “artists are second responders.” With deep respect to our first responders and frontline workers saving lives, the average citizen did their part by staying home isolated with no contact to the outside world. What we thought would be a few months … Continue reading “What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?”

WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max

This is a game-changer. Today, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced that it has committed to releasing its 2021 film slate via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. will continue to exhibit the films theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the … Continue reading “WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max”

Megan Henry is a woman of action

Don’t stare for too long into Megan Henry’s piercing ice-blue eyes, or she might surprise you with a 1-2-3 combo otherwise known as Jab-Cross-Left Hook that sends you flying on your ass. And if that doesn’t, her vision of the world and universe is sure to astound and clock you in the head at the … Continue reading “Megan Henry is a woman of action”

Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut

Bessy Adut is, quite frankly, one of the most stubborn women one can ever meet. And it’s this “I will do it no matter what” attitude that has led the Turkish immigrant to become an award winning film director/writer/producer who lives in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts as a … Continue reading “Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut”

gnet pumps out Keanu Reeves ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ spot

Cyberpunk 2077, an open-world, action-adventure story from CD PROJEKT RED, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 19th, 2020, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. Besides Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick), the cast features Michael-Leon Wooley, Grimes, Samuel Barnett, Jason Hightower, Mark Holden – … Continue reading “gnet pumps out Keanu Reeves ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ spot”

Warner Bros. shakes up film schedule up to 2023

With Warner Bros moving to delay Denis Villeneuve’ epic sci-fi movie Dune until October 1st, 2021, The Batman’s original release date – other major tentpole films, including Matt Reeves’ film have been affected. The Batman has been pushed to March 4, 2022. The studio also delayed The Flash, Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. On … Continue reading “Warner Bros. shakes up film schedule up to 2023”

Chicagoan Harry Lennix joins Army of the Dead cast

Acclaimed Chicago native Harry Lennix, Jr. (The Matrix, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman) has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming anime series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. The series is a spinoff that serves as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s upcoming 2021 zombie action heist film Army of the Dead.  The anime series chronicles the … Continue reading “Chicagoan Harry Lennix joins Army of the Dead cast”

Halloween comes to HBO Max

This is Reel 360’s favorite time of here. Why? Because it’s Spooky Season. Today, HBO Max launched “Halloween is Here,” a spotlight page bringing together all your favorite spooky, scary, chilling and thrilling Halloween films and series for easy streaming. The “Halloween is Here” page will be available on HBO Max for the entire month of October, featuring … Continue reading “Halloween comes to HBO Max”

Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks

Take with a grain of hopeful salt. But actor Alex Ferns, who is playing a newly created character in the highly anticipated Matt Reeves’ film The Batman, has tweeted that the blockbuster will resume production in two weeks. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down the next adventure of The Dark Knight as well as other … Continue reading “Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks”

Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming

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, E!, … Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming”

HBO Max launches today

WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The launch of HBO Max is the culmination of efforts over the past year to bring the best of WarnerMedia … Continue reading “HBO Max launches today”

AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’

Golden Globe and Grammy nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Nick Jonas (Jumanji franchise, Midway) and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (Matrix franchise, John Wick franchise, Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible III) have signed on to The Blacksmith, which Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will finance and produce. Pierre Morel (Taken) will direct the action thriller, which … Continue reading “AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’”

‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020

Lots of CW news today. With the COVID-19 global pandemic having shut down production, it would seem no show was affected more than Supernatural. The series which was supposed to end its spectacular 15-year run this May still had seven episodes to air. The CW has announced that they still will air… just in the … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020”