Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery

Awards season officially kicked off in stellar style on January 3, as the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2019 AFI Awards honorees at an invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards – now in its 20th year – is the only national program … Continue reading “Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery”

2019 in Review: The Best Films of the Year

The film going experience is such a personal one. Yes, we may attend the next Avengers or Beanpole with someone or someones, but at the end of the day, the films you like may not be the person’s next to you cup of tea. For instance The African American Critics Association chose Jordan Peele’s haunting … Continue reading “2019 in Review: The Best Films of the Year”

Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad

Kansas City-based The Hallmark Channel, has reversed what it called a “wrong decision,” stating Sunday it will reinstate a Zola commercial featuring a same-sex couple that had been pulled following a complaint from conservative group, One Million Moms, which incidentally only has 96,000 members according to CNN. Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner and … Continue reading “Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”

Scar Jo kills in first Marvel trailer for ‘Black Widow’

This was an unexpected treat for the holidays. Like getting a Christmas Bonus. Long expected to be attached to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Marvel Studios without warning has released the first teaser trailer for Black Widow! F*ck yeah! I was a bit skeptical when I heard the first film in … Continue reading “Scar Jo kills in first Marvel trailer for ‘Black Widow’”

A24 leads 35th Spirit Awards nominations

The good people at A24 are surely feeling thankful this week. The independent studio leads the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with 18 nominations. A24’s noms include 5 for Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, 5 for Uncut Gems, 3 for The Last Black Man in San Francisco, 2 for The Farewell and 1 a piece … Continue reading “A24 leads 35th Spirit Awards nominations”

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”

Watch first official clip from ‘Avengers: Endgame’

I’m getting chills. Yesterday, Marvel released the very first clip from the beyond highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame. The intense scene features the originals Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson alongwith newcomers Brie Larson and Don Cheadle. The footage is most likely from the extended piece screened at CinemaCon over the weekend. It begins with a … Continue reading “Watch first official clip from ‘Avengers: Endgame’”

‘Avengers’ assemble to support children’s hospitals

They assembled at Disneyland Resort. Their mission this time was not stopping Thanos from snapping again. This time the likes of Black Widow, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel showed up to launch Avengers Universe Unites. It’s described as a charity event that supports The Walt Disney Company’s signature philanthropic commitment, Disney Team of … Continue reading “‘Avengers’ assemble to support children’s hospitals”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row

Marvel fans can’t seem to get enough of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the #1 movie for the past three weeks in a row. The Marvel Studios blockbuster, starring Simu Liu as the first big-screen Asian superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has grossed an estimated $320 million worldwide since opening only … Continue reading “Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row”

Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend

Disney claims the Friday-Sunday gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was $75.5 million, and estimates that with Labor Day added the total will be at least $94 million for the four days.  On Sunday Disney projected that Shang-Chi would finish the extended weekend with $90 million from 4,300 theaters, but the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend”

The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend

The Suicide Squad received unusually good reviews for a comic-book adaptation, plenty of social media attention, and had little to no competition on a prime summer weekend. Even so, it fell short of its conservative $30 million projection to gross $26,550,000 in 4,002 North American theaters. The United States is averaging more than 100,000 new … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend”