Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

It’s a poorly kept secret that your ol’ pal, The Geek, was not a fan of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No, unlike many trolls living in their mother’s basement, I did not object completely to the pandering of Social Justice Warriors and #Metoo. Although, the pandering was ridiculously overt. No, I hated … Continue reading “Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’”

Gadot, Jenkins to drop ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer

Happy Wonder Woman Day. Things have been fairly quiet on the upcoming sequel to Wonder Woman, aptly titled Wonder Woman 1984. However, it seems as though things will be heating up this December. To celebrate the DC Heroine’s special day, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the Patty Jenkins-helmed sequel will close the show at this … Continue reading “Gadot, Jenkins to drop ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer”

AFI announces World Cinema & Doc selections

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema section and the inaugural Documentary section of AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. WORLD CINEMA The World Cinema section showcases the most anticipated and celebrated international films of the year and features 16 titles representing 19 countries. The section … Continue reading “AFI announces World Cinema & Doc selections”

MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine”

On Saturday, October 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight ET, MSNBC will air a special screening of Michael Moore’s Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, along with an all-new interview between the filmmaker and The Beat host Ari Melber. Originally released 17 years ago, the film explores the circumstances leading up to the 1999 Columbine High … Continue reading “MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine””

23rd Colcoa French Film Festival announces winners

Sunday night, after a night that saw the newly renovated DGA get evacuated due to the fire alarm that would not shut off, The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced the awards for the 23rd edition of Colcoa French Film Festival. The festival – collaboration between the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, The Writers … Continue reading “23rd Colcoa French Film Festival announces winners”

Ogilvy refreshes Chicago Film Fest’s 55th year

Sooooo, The Chicago International Film Festival is ready for AARP. The fantastic annual festival, featuring over 150 films, turns 55 this year. What to do to celebrate? You turn to Ogilvy, Chicago for a brand spanking new refresh. The festival, in partnership with the award-winning agency, today dropped a refreshed brand identity to coincide with … Continue reading “Ogilvy refreshes Chicago Film Fest’s 55th year”

‘Les Misérables’ charges Colcoa opening night audience

The annual City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival got off to thought-provoking and impressive start with the debut of Ladj Ly’s politically-charged film, Les Misérables. The film is part Training Day (the Denzel Washington classic), part Victor Hugo classic and all nightmarish. The film, which made its U.S. premiere on Monday, September 23 … Continue reading “‘Les Misérables’ charges Colcoa opening night audience”

New ‘Joker’ trailer drops before Venice premiere

The Reel 360 team was not a fan when Warner Bros announced a film dedicated completely to the Joker. The first question we asked ourselves was, “What’s next – Mr. Freeze?” Don’t get us wrong, we love Batman’s greatest villain, but we’re not that interested in his origin. That was what made Christopher Nolan’s The … Continue reading “New ‘Joker’ trailer drops before Venice premiere”

‘Les Misérables’ to open Colcoa French Film Festival

Michael friggin’ Mann. I was less than 20 feet away from one of my directing idols (Manhunter, Heat, Collateral) as he addressed the guests of the The Franco-American Cultural Fund reception for the program announcement of the 23rd annual Colcoa French Film Festival. If you have been living on another planet, Colcoa is considered the … Continue reading “‘Les Misérables’ to open Colcoa French Film Festival”

Marvel and Sony end ‘Spider-Man’ partnership

What in the name of Kevin Feige? The Wrap is reporting that the booming relationship between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on the Spider-Man films has come to screeching stop. The dispute is apparently over the financing of future films, a source told the online pub. The arrangement had been extremely beneficial to both … Continue reading “Marvel and Sony end ‘Spider-Man’ partnership”

‘Easy Rider’ Peter Fonda dies at 79

Captain America has died. Peter Fonda, the two-time, Oscar-nominated star, who was best known for the iconic ’60s film Easy Rider, has died of lung cancer. His publicist, Melody Korenbrot, confirmed to The Wrap. He was 79. His family gave a statement to People Magazine, telling the publication that the brother of actress and activist, … Continue reading “‘Easy Rider’ Peter Fonda dies at 79”

Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads

Panavision, which has supported the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences diversity and inclusion program, sent out congratulations to the graduates of the Gold Internship Program. The Academy Gold Program is a multi-tiered educational and experiential initiative designed to enhance and extend an industry-wide diversity internship enhancement program under the Academy brand. The initiative … Continue reading “Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads”

‘#WeLAGente’ tells the stories of Hispanic immigrants

When you attend the 15th annual Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts, you never know what treasure you will stumble upon. Make no mistake, whatever the block, it will be a thought-provoking treat. Daniel Sol, Nicole Castro and the other programmers, really do take the time to curate a special 10-day festival. Such is the case with the wonderfully … Continue reading “‘#WeLAGente’ tells the stories of Hispanic immigrants”

‘Fosters’ Barreto makes directing debut at Hollyshorts

Alexandra Barreto, who played Ana Gutierrez on Freeform’s The Fosters, can now add director to her IMDB. Her directorial debut, a comedic short film, Lady Hater, will screen at the 15th annual Oscar-Qualifyin HollyShorts Film Festival. The short film premiered at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was called out by Forbes as “Five Not to … Continue reading “‘Fosters’ Barreto makes directing debut at Hollyshorts”

‘Cheer Up, Charlie’ to compete at Hollyshorts

Well, Charlie should be very happy. After successful premieres in New York, Toronto, London and the creative team behind Cheer Up, Charlie has announced that their dark comedy series pilot will be coming to the west coast to screen at the 15th annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The annual festival saw over six-thousand submissions and … Continue reading “‘Cheer Up, Charlie’ to compete at Hollyshorts”

Colin Costello’s ‘Dreamwisher’ among films at Hollyshorts

Writer/director Colin Costello brings ‘Twilight Zone’ inspired short film to the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Fest Dreamwisher, an award-winning 8-minute film from writer/director Colin Costello, will screen at the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The internationally-acclaimed short was produced by Eric Handler for his Positively Positive Productions and will screen at the TCL Chinese Theater on August … Continue reading “Colin Costello’s ‘Dreamwisher’ among films at Hollyshorts”

‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Hitcher’ star Rutger Hauer dies

This one hurts. Rutger Hauer, best known for his villainous turn as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has left us. He was 75. According to his his non-profit website Starfish Association, Hauer, “passed away peacefully in his Dutch home.” Hauer’s managers, as well as his agent Steve Kenis, also confirmed his … Continue reading “‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Hitcher’ star Rutger Hauer dies”

Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate

What many would call, “The Main Event” of Comic-Con finally happened. Marvel Studios’ head honcho, Kevin Feige, took the stage at massive Hall H, stood before a salivating packed house of fans and announced most of Marvel’s ‘Phase Four’ films. From the crowd’s reaction, Feige did not disappoint. He also had a few bombshells. ‘Phase … Continue reading “Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate”

‘Booksmart’s’ Wilde signs with Anonymous Content

Filmmaker and actress Olivia Wilde has signed to production and management company Anonymous Content for worldwide commercial and music video representation. Named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch, Wilde recently made her feature-film directorial debut with the uproarious comedy Booksmart, which is one of the best-reviewed films of the year with 97% “Fresh” on … Continue reading “‘Booksmart’s’ Wilde signs with Anonymous Content”