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”

Who needs caffeine when you have this new “Mission Impossible: Fallout” trailer?

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooa. You won’t need your morning coffee after watching the new trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout starring Tom Cruise. Really one of Hollywood’s last “movie stars” Cruise is jumping, falling and trying to avoid crashed helicopters rolling down hills. The 2:33 trailer also features Cruise’s infamous rooftop jump that broke his ankle and postponed … Continue reading “Who needs caffeine when you have this new “Mission Impossible: Fallout” trailer?”

AFI Closes with tribute to Aaron Sorkin

The 50th annual American Film Institute Festival came to a resounding close last Thursday night with a moving tribute at The Chinese Theater for writer/director Aaron Sorkin and his new (and directorial debut) film, Molly’s Game. AFI programming director, Jacqueline Lyanga, kicked off the tribute with a moving speech. “As Sorkin embarks on this next … Continue reading “AFI Closes with tribute to Aaron Sorkin”

What say the critics about Black Adam?

DCEU’s Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t officially hit theaters until October 21, 2022 (with showings in some cities beginning October 20) but there have been several test screenings already and had its official premiere in New York earlier this week.  The official review embargo for Black Adam has lifted and the early … Continue reading “What say the critics about Black Adam?”

Watch the final trailer for Black Adam

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure Black Adam. The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise). Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods— and … Continue reading “Watch the final trailer for Black Adam”

Black Adam electrifies Hall H with trailer

Let’s call it a case of quality over quantity. While Marvel… marveled audiences in Hall H with a slew of announcements and trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Warner Bros, New Line Cinemas and DC were much more subdued. But what they did show was amazing! As the lights dimmed, … Continue reading “Black Adam electrifies Hall H with trailer”

Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell to host Real Love Boat

CBS announced today Rebecca Romijn (Paramount+’ Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) and Jerry O’Connell (CBS’ The Talk) as co-hosts of The Real Love Boat. The husband-and-wife team will take the helm guiding viewers through the dating adventure series inspired by The Love Boat, the hit scripted series in the ‘70s that used Princess Cruises ships … Continue reading “Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell to host Real Love Boat”

Check out the action-packed trailer for Black Adam

It’s here DC fans. New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for the long-awaited Black Adam. And it delivers several punches. Actor Dwayne Johnson, shared it on his Twitter today. “As promised, our world premiere @BlackAdamMovie trailer. This passion project has become my DNA and the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will … Continue reading “Check out the action-packed trailer for Black Adam”

Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series

Paramount Global this week presented a special edition of 60 Minutes to explore its powerhouse portfolio of leading media platforms, hit content and advertising capabilities during its first in-person Upfront event as a combined company. Through in-depth interviews, profiles and appearances, the talent-packed program featured Paramount’s accelerated momentum and differentiated playbook to reach everyone, everywhere, at scale. … Continue reading “Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) held the 20th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.  This marks the Society’s 20th VES Awards program, and is being celebrated during the organization’s milestone 25th Anniversary. Industry guests gathered at the Beverly … Continue reading “Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards”

WB moves Flash and Aquaman to 2023, Black Adam to September, Shazam now

Bad news for DC fans. It’s going to be another Marvel year. Coming off the hit that is The Batman, Warner Bros has shifted their big superhero tentpole films around like The Flash caught in the Speed Force. Earlier today, the Red Notice star took to Instagram to reveal that Black Adam will now play in theaters on … Continue reading “WB moves Flash and Aquaman to 2023, Black Adam to September, Shazam now”

Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards

Take that Zack Snyder’s Justice League naysayers! The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced that director’s version of the maligned Joss Whedon release has received a Best Superhero Movie nomination and a nomination for Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot. The nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television … Continue reading “Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards”

A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls

We’re a few weeks out from the Oscar nominations, but we are getting other nominations from the, DGA, PGA, AGD and WGA which are giving us clues as to what may be nominated for the Super Bowl of awards shows. This week, we look at Disney, who is the empire encompassing Marvel, LucasFilm, 20th Century … Continue reading “A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls”

Spidey needs a ridey in Hyundai spot

The all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 and all-new Hyundai TUCSON will make their Hollywood debut in Sony Pictures‘ upcoming film Spider-Man: No Way Home. Leading up to the film’s December 17 theatrical release, Hyundai Motor Company launched an integrated marketing program that includes a global TV commercial and a variety of digital promotional activities. The campaign stems from the global multi-picture promotional partnership Hyundai Motor inked with … Continue reading “Spidey needs a ridey in Hyundai spot”