Andy Serkis to play Alfred in Reeves ‘The Batman’

Wow. Gollum (or for those of you who just remember Andy Serkis as Ulysses S. Klaw) is going to play faithful butler Alfred in director Matt Reeves’ (War of the Planet the Apes, Cloverfield) upcoming The Batman. Gollum. My Precious. We kid. Andy Serkis (Black Panther) is an amazing talent and should add gravitas to … Continue reading “Andy Serkis to play Alfred in Reeves ‘The Batman’”

HBO’s APA Visionaries Short Film Comp open

HBO announced today the call for submissions for its annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries (APAV) short film competition. Now in its fourth year, APAV serves to showcase cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent awarding the top three winners with cash prizes and the opportunity to have their projects premiere on HBO. For this … Continue reading “HBO’s APA Visionaries Short Film Comp open”

‘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”

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”

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”

MOCEAN expands leadership team with new hires

MOCEAN announced two senior new hires. Mike Toofer joins the independent entertainment advertising agency as Senior Vice President (SVP), Growth, and Erica Coates joins as Executive Producer. Both hires are effective immediately, as MOCEAN continues to grow and take on new verticals in 2019. “Last year was a big year and we’re building upon that … Continue reading “MOCEAN expands leadership team with new hires”

‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Avengers’ lead Visual FX noms

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, TV, commercials and more. Avengers: Infinity War garnered the most feature film nomination with six. Incredibles 2 is the top animated film contender with five nominations … Continue reading “‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Avengers’ lead Visual FX noms”

From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”

Review: Lakeith Stanfield shines in ‘Sorry To Bother You’

Sorry to Bother You is an absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction. (EDITORS NOTE: This is a repost from the blog Just Joia Shootin the Sh*t)According to writer and director Boots Riley, “Sorry to Bother You is an absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction inspired by the world of … Continue reading “Review: Lakeith Stanfield shines in ‘Sorry To Bother You’”

Reading is lit for the New York Public Library and HBO

The New York Public Library and HBO Kick Off #ReadingIsLit, a National Campaign To Celebrate and Promote The Written Word The New York Public Library is joining forces with HBO on #ReadingIsLit, a national campaign to celebrate the written word, the power of storytelling and encourage people to read, talk about, and enjoy all things … Continue reading “Reading is lit for the New York Public Library and HBO”

See the Emmy noms for Outstanding Commercial

While most of the Emmy Awards broadcast audience will be on the edge of their seats watching House of Cards duke it out with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, there will be another audience – advertisers and their agencies – who will be watching, with baited breath, to see who will win the Emmy for outstanding commercial.