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”

Wait! What? Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as Disney CEO

Did not see this coming. Sunday night, The Walt Disney Company announced that Robert A. Iger is returning to lead Disney as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Iger was replaced by Bob Chapek in 2020. Iger, who spent more than four decades at the Company, including 15 years as its CEO, has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, with a … Continue reading “Wait! What? Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as Disney CEO”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Emmys: Music strikes a chord at Creative Arts Awards

The Television Academy presented the first of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The Saturday Creative Arts, which kicked off the 74th Emmy celebration, show focused primarily on reality, unscripted and documentary programming. The Sunday show will … Continue reading “Emmys: Music strikes a chord at Creative Arts Awards”

Witnesses for Amber Heard drop major Aquaman 2 spoilers

Warning: potential spoilers for the upcoming movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Since April 12, Fairfax County Circuit Judge Penney Azcarate has been hearing testimony regarding alleged abuse at the hands of both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard against each other as Depp is suing her for $50 million over a December 2018 op-ed she … Continue reading “Witnesses for Amber Heard drop major Aquaman 2 spoilers”

Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, four men face charges and have been arrested for allegedly being part of a drug trafficking organization that supplied a deadly mix of narcotics to Michael K. Williams, the five-time Emmy nominated, renowned actor from The Wire … Continue reading “Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams”

Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”

R. Kelly found guilty; faces life in prison

R. Kelly will not fly anymore. Times up for newly convicted child rapist and disgraced multi-award winning R&B artist Robert Sylvester Kelly, more commonly known as R. Kelly, who was convicted and found guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering, and sex trafficking involving five victims, after more than 25 years … Continue reading “R. Kelly found guilty; faces life in prison”

Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar

Chadwick Boseman should have won the Oscar for Best Actor last night during the 93rd Academy Awards. But he didn’t. The award went to Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, one of the greatest actors in our lifetime. No disrespect to Sir Hopkins, but Boseman should have won. The 93rd Oscars were basically a successful statement about … Continue reading “Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar”

Nomadland is a poetic journey

Nomadland is a poetic journey off the beaten path of the forgotten. This American neo-Western is directed, written, edited, and produced by the refreshingly and viscerally authentic Chloé Zhao. In Zhao’s third feature, a recently widowed woman, played by the chameleon Frances McDormand, embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during … Continue reading “Nomadland is a poetic journey”

The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson

Honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson passed away today at the age of 96. She was well known for her starring role in Sounder, which earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder which earned … Continue reading “The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson”

WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’

Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for its upcoming biopic Judas and the Messiah starring LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Sorry to Bother You). The film is slated for release in theaters nationwide on February 12, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. FBI informant … Continue reading “WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’”

‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ and the French are pissed

The Walt Disney Company held it’s 3Q earnings call yesterday, and the fate of Mulan was discussed. After a series of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the live-action adaptation of the animated classic is coming to Disney+ on September 4th. For $29.99 Wait. You say you already subscribe to Disney+. Why isn’t it free? Unlike other … Continue reading “‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ and the French are pissed”

NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveiled a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.  Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020

Lots of CW news today. With the COVID-19 global pandemic having shut down production, it would seem no show was affected more than Supernatural. The series which was supposed to end its spectacular 15-year run this May still had seven episodes to air. The CW has announced that they still will air… just in the … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. “This … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

GoFundMe campaign for ‘Hollywood Superman’ funeral

Christopher Dennis, aka Hollywood Boulevard Superman, tragically passed away November 2 at the age of 52. For over 25 years, Dennis was seen traversing crowded Hollywood Boulevard dressed as “The Man of Steel.” The character and costume perfectly fit his tall, thin frame and full (later dyed) jet-black hair. There are thousands and thousands of … Continue reading “GoFundMe campaign for ‘Hollywood Superman’ funeral”