‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer

Let’s just cut (pun intended) to the chase. This trailer is scary AF. Yes. Yes it is. Universal Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Nia DaCosta’s upcoming horror remake/spiritual sequel Candyman, which will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen; Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (WandaVision; Empire), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Dracula; The Kid Who Would Be King) and Colman Domingo (Fear the … Continue reading “‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer”

Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green

The Geek still won’t say it in a mirror after all this time. Not once. Not twice. And definitely not five times. That is how much the original 1992 horror film Candyman, starring Tony Todd, affected me. Now, Jordan Peele has taken on the IP and is producing a new version which takes place in … Continue reading “Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green”

Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office

Despite resting at an extremely respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, Warner Bros Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opened well below its expected 50 million projections. The R-rated girl-gang film came in almost $20 million lower earning $33.2 million. According to Comic Book Movie, this is the worst start for … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Ummmmm, maybe we were wrong about Warner Bros. newest DC Comics film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)? The film which stars Margot Robbie reprising her role as, on again/off again Joker girlfriend and accomplice Harley Quinn has received mostly good to great reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes, where the … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes”

LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET

Canal Street, Chicago director Rhyan LaMarr’s modern-day thriller telling the story of a teen who gets caught up in a mysterious death of a classmate, premieres tonight on BET. The 2017 film tells the story of a community that is torn apart and divided when the lives of two teenage boys (one Black and one … Continue reading “LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET”

WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’

We finally have a release date for The Flash. Maybe this time with IT and IT: Chapter 2’s Andrés Muschietti at the helm, the long-delayed film about the Scarlet Speedster will actually happen. WB also set release dates for The Matrix 4, Shazam 2 and a slew of other films. According to Deadline, The Flash, … Continue reading “WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’”

‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production

Warner Bros‘ The Matrix revival is gearing up for production, presumably in Chicago, for early next year. Thus the final cast members are being added. Last night, Comic Book Movie News reported that Mindhunter and Frozen II star Jonathan Groff had signed on in an undisclosed role. Now Deadline reports that Toby Onwumere will reunite with Sense8 co-creator Lana Wachowski in … Continue reading “‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production”

Zoë Kravitz cast as Catwoman in new ‘Batman’

As Matt Reeves’ The Batman moves closer to its January production start, we are getting more and more casting news. Now there is word we have Catwoman. Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) will be cracking the whip alongside Robert Pattison’s Dark Knight. Matt Reeves, who is writing the script in addition to directing, has … Continue reading “Zoë Kravitz cast as Catwoman in new ‘Batman’”

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”

‘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”

Whitehouse Post NY welcomes editor Jessica Mutascio

Boston-born Jessica Mutascio returns to America after spending a decade editing in Australia, most recently with The Editors in Sydney. Excited to extend her client base and take her work to a global level, Mutascio is thrilled to join the Whitehouse New York roster. “I was attracted to Whitehouse because of the amazing work they … Continue reading “Whitehouse Post NY welcomes editor Jessica Mutascio”

Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script

This is good news for The Batman fans. Maybe. It’s no secret that Warners Bros. has had a hard time getting the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) off the ground. What started promisingly with 2013’s Man of Steel has skydived into a veritable mess… save for 2017’s Wonder Woman. That mess was exacerbated two weeks ago, … Continue reading “Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script”

L’Oréal taps Amber Heard as global spokesperson

(Paris – 11 May 2018) Amber Heard, according to beauty brand L’Oreal, is worth it. Fearless, witty and smart, defying definition and rejecting convention, meet the Hollywood actress and committed woman making her voice heard. Heard has been tapped to become L’Oréal’s global spokesperson. “I have always loved the fun of beauty and the power … Continue reading “L’Oréal taps Amber Heard as global spokesperson”