Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

1+ The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie

2+ Available today! One of the most eagerly awaited publishing events of the year, Suzanne Collins’  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This latest, highly anticipated novel in Collins’ Hunger Games series was released today by Scholastic simultaneously in print, digital and audio formats in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The first three books in … Continue reading “‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie”

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

2+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing”

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

3+ 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 … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

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

2+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes”

Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer

2+ This is a surprise. Typically, studios do not release trailers on Thursday or they at least give 24 hours warning. Neither is the case with Warner Bros final trailer for  Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Apparently, the trailer has been attached to the upcoming Kristin Stewart thriller, Underwater, … Continue reading “Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer”

New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine

2+ New Yorkers are stereotypically known for being mad AF. If you were Thursday November 21, you were in luck if you happened to be in Times Square. It was here you could punch, kick, yell and do all kinds of other pissed off things to the new Angry Birds Venting Machine. The machine, concocted … Continue reading “New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine”

‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’

3+ As the new DC Movie Universe, known in some parts as the “DCEU,” continues to dig itself out from under the poorly received “Snyderverse,” in reference to Zack Snyder’s take on the iconic DC characters, there are changes abound for upcoming films. Of course, we all know director Matt Reeves is teaming with Robert … Continue reading “‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

1+ The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers

1+ From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”

Ranking the DCEU movies

1+ Right now we are less than 24 hours away from the premiere of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. While it is sitting at a comfortable 77% (at the time of this writing) on Rotten Tomatoes (far higher than the 40% 2017’s “Josstice League” received) we thought it would be time to rank … Continue reading “Ranking the DCEU movies”

Complete list of Grammy winners

1+ The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”

‘A Beautiful Curse’ to premiere at Cinequest

1+ A Beautiful Curse, the feature debut of writer/director Martin Garde Abildgaard, will have its World Premiere at this year’s Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, held virtually March 20-30. Filmed in 2019, the story is startlingly prescient: a lovestruck photographer (Mark Strepan) visits an island whose inhabitants, including the object of his affection (Olivia Vinall), are … Continue reading “‘A Beautiful Curse’ to premiere at Cinequest”

Art Directors Guild announces nominations

1+ The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021, Pre Show – 3:00PM PST, Awards Show – 4:00 PM … Continue reading “Art Directors Guild announces nominations”

Angel Manuel Soto to direct DC Film Blue Beetle

1+ Charm City Kings Latinx director Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct the DC Universe Blue Beetle, DC Films and Warner Bros.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively. The screenplay is from Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface” remake and Sony’s “Miss Bala” “It … Continue reading “Angel Manuel Soto to direct DC Film Blue Beetle”

Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’

1+ One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner, Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz), to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s Tom and Jerry. The ensuing … Continue reading “Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

1+ The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

1+ Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

1+ Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

1+ Academy Award winner, and eight-time Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Encinitas, CA. She starred in six television shows and earned 22 Emmy nominations over her exceptional seven-decade career. She was 94. Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed the news in a public statement.  The Mary Tyler … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”