These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD

International Women’s Day is upon us and we are celebrating women’s achievements and the meaningful contributions they’ve made to the world by ranking the top 10 female superheroes of television and film and not only are we celebrating the heroes, we’re also celebrating the actresses who play them.  10. Sailor Moon ( anime cartoon) Sailor … Continue reading “These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD”

Russo Brothers’ Bullitt and Directors Bureau unite

The Directors Bureau and Bullitt have joined forces to create a larger filmmakers’ collective to provide a broader array of storytellers for branded content and commercial campaigns. Bullitt is a filmmakers collective and creative studio situated at the nexus of entertainment and advertising. Founded by The Russo Brothers, Justin Lin, and Todd Makurath, Bullitt is … Continue reading “Russo Brothers’ Bullitt and Directors Bureau unite”

‘Spider-Man 3’ will be a huge homecoming of sorts

While there has been no official title or plot released by either Marvel or Sony, and production has been underway for about a month, it is looking more and more like Spider-Man 3: Home Something will introduce the Spider-Verse. Proof of this is Jamie Foxx being cast earlier as villain Electro (sans blue skin) and … Continue reading “‘Spider-Man 3’ will be a huge homecoming of sorts”

THWAP! Here comes Spider-Man: Miles Morales’

Tomorrow, Insominac Games releases it’s follow-up to its 2018 smash hit Marvel’s Spider-man, entitled Marvel’s Spider-man: Miles Morales. Following the popularity of the film Into the Spider-verse, players will swing through the streets of New York as Miles in the first Spider-Man game not featuring Peter Parker as the playable hero. Who the Hell is … Continue reading “THWAP! Here comes Spider-Man: Miles Morales’”

Sam Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in Disney+ series

Disney+ may soon have to change its name to Disney+Marvel. The streamer announced what will be its ninth series from the studio that has given us The Avengers. Samuel L. Jackson is confirmed to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D head honcho Nick Fury in an upcoming series. According to Variety , Jackson who first appeared … Continue reading “Sam Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in Disney+ series”

Filmmaker, John J. Lafia passes at 63

Film and television writer, director, producer and musician John J. Lafia passed away on Wednesday, April 29. Born in 1957, Lafia was influential in the Los Angeles experimental music scene in the 1980’s before launching a successful film career.   Lafia attended UCLA. His first feature film was The Blue Iguana (1988), which he wrote and directed … Continue reading “Filmmaker, John J. Lafia passes at 63”

‘Spider-man III,’ ‘Dr. Strange’ and ‘Thor’ dates moved

THWAP! With film production at a standstill and no realistic return date in sight, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally made the decision to move back Jon Watts’ upcoming Spider-Man threequel  from July 16, 2021 to November 5, 2021. The return of Tom Holland as the web-slinger, will now replace Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of … Continue reading “‘Spider-man III,’ ‘Dr. Strange’ and ‘Thor’ dates moved”

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ to arrive early on Disney+

Walt Disney Studios has announced that Disney and Pixar’s Onward will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST and on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S. The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score … Continue reading “Pixar’s ‘Onward’ to arrive early on Disney+”

Audi builds animated car for ‘Spies in Disguise’

This is dope. Really dope. Audi and Twentieth Century Fox, in cooperation with Blue Sky Studios, are teaming up on a digital content piece ahead of the world premiere of the animated film Spies in Disguise starring Will Smith and Tom Holland. The video, called “Lunchbreak,” follows super-spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett, the … Continue reading “Audi builds animated car for ‘Spies in Disguise’”

Disney, Sony web up deal for one more Spider-Man

This is news the Daily Bugle’s editor J. Jonah Jameson would hate to report. But the Reel 360 is not. In fact, we are so happy we could swing around the city. After a very public airing of dirty laundry, Disney/Marvel and Sony announced this morning that they have come to terms over Spider-Man. Thwap! … Continue reading “Disney, Sony web up deal for one more Spider-Man”

Sony releases official statement re: ‘Spider-Man’

Yesterday, fanboys and girls were given a punch to the gut as news spread of Sony and Disney/Marvel ending their Spider-man partnership. Reel 360 reported that Disney wanted an even split of the gross, not content to stay at the previously agreed on 5 percent. When the two studios couldn’t reach an agreement, they parted. … Continue reading “Sony releases official statement re: ‘Spider-Man’”

‘Spidey’ catches audiences in its web for a 2nd weekend

Stuber what? Crawl where? Despite two new minor openings this weekend, audiences decided to stick with Sony and Marvel’s Spider-man: Far From Home and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4. The webslinger continues to swing with a $45.3 million second weekend total, a respectable 51% drop. Globally, the second installment of Tom Holland in the MCU, and … Continue reading “‘Spidey’ catches audiences in its web for a 2nd weekend”

‘Spider-man: Far From Home’ sets Tuesday record

Looks like Marvel and, this time Sony, may have another billion dollar baby in their web. Spider-Man: Far From Home officially swung into theaters in North America yesterday, earning $39.25 million at the domestic box office, which Sony says makes it the largest opening on a Tuesday ever. THWAP! The Tuesday gross surpassed the previous … Continue reading “‘Spider-man: Far From Home’ sets Tuesday record”

Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer

Aw yeah! After premiering last month at CCXP in Brazil and causing all kinds of chatter, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. And kids it is SPECTACULAR. There is lots to get excited about here. We quickly learn that Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter … Continue reading “Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer”

AFM announces 300+films and 64 premieres

The 2018 American Film Market (AFM), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today its initial lineup of screenings set for 2018. More than 300 films including 64 world premieres will screen over the week for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from more than 80 countries.   Films making their World … Continue reading “AFM announces 300+films and 64 premieres”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

Advertising legend George Lois passes at 91

He was the reason an entire generation of advertising men and women got into the business. George Lois, the self-proclaimed creator of “The Big Idea,” who inspired advertisers, claimed credit for “I want My MTV” and designed some 90 Esquire Magazine covers has died. Lois was 91. Lois’ son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he … Continue reading “Advertising legend George Lois passes at 91”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

RIP Grace and Frankie

There is bad news for those of us who just can’t get enough of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie.   Netflix released Part 2 (Episodes 705 – 716) of the seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie at the end of April. The release may have led fans of the hilarious series to question (and … Continue reading “RIP Grace and Frankie”

DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters

DIRECTV has launch its GOATbusters national ad campaign featuring baseball legends Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson, highlighting the company’s streaming product, DIRECTV STREAM. Created and developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, the foursome comes together to combat supernatural forces and other would-be foes through the 2022 MLB season, just like the … Continue reading “DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters”