‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing

If you’re a “toxic, privileged white male with no sense of humor” do not see the recently retitled, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. If you happen to be all the above, but possess a sense of humor and love DC Comics, and in particular, Harley Quinn, then you will have a blast at this trippy, … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing”

2019 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It seems like just yesterday that we were reporting on Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack in Chicago. Actually, it was 300 or so days ago. The Empire celebrity was one of the many stories Reel 360 and our sister publication Reel Chicago covered in 2019. And there was much to cover. Reel 360 expanded from mainly … Continue reading “2019 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

‘Wonder Woman 84’ trailer drops and it’s wonderful

Appearing before thousands of devoted Wonder Woman fans and cosplayers at Brazil’s CCXP, actress Gal Gadot, who plays the titular character, and director Patty Jenkins introduced the first trailer to Warner Bros. upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. And it was full of wonder. After fielding a slew of questions from around the world, Jenkins and Gadot … Continue reading “‘Wonder Woman 84’ trailer drops and it’s wonderful”

Patty Jenkins teases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ poster

In exactly one year from yesterday, Princess Diana, played by Gal Gadot, will return to theaters in Wonder Woman 1984. While much of the sequel’s plot is currently under wraps, we do know Gal Gadot’s titular heroine will come into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and face a formidable new adversary named … Continue reading “Patty Jenkins teases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ poster”

“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”

Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award

Chicago once again proved that the city possesses a great wealth of talent as comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and wife, writer Emily V. Gordon, took home Best Comedy for their addictive interracial romantic comedy, The Big Sick, at the 233rd Annual Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The awards are bestowed annually by the … Continue reading “Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award”

Cinematographer Guild to screen awards at Logan

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) presents the 2019 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. Now in its 23rd year, the Emerging Cinematographers Awards are the only awards in the industry that specifically celebrates the work of up-and-coming cinematographers, … Continue reading “Cinematographer Guild to screen awards at Logan”

Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER

SMUGGLER has announced the signing of New-York born Allie Avital. Avital’s work has a reputation for being both visually arresting and conceptually bold and original. She is an ambitious and exciting film maker that the company believes will bring a clear voice and an assured and definite talent to their roster. SMUGGLER has always been … Continue reading “Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER”