Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick…Boom! pays tribute to creative process

tick, tick…Boom! is an affectionate and triumphant musical based on a musical about writing a musical that explores the life and work of Broadway composer and playwright, Jonathan Larson, before the success of his Broadway hit musical Rent. Reel 360 had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of the film during the opening night … Continue reading “Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick…Boom! pays tribute to creative process”

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”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM! to open AFI Fest 2021

Reel 360’s favorite festival, AFI FEST 2021 has officially announced that the 35th edition of the festival will take place November 10–14, 2021. The festival will open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM! Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut, the film is based on … Continue reading “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM! to open AFI Fest 2021”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Handmaid’s Tale: 406, 407 and 408 Recap

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 is only 10 episodes long. So, there are just two more episodes left of the entire season. Hulu will drop the penultimate ninth episode, Progress, on June 9. Then fans can start streaming The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 finale, The Wilderness, on June 16. Make sure you are all caught … Continue reading “Handmaid’s Tale: 406, 407 and 408 Recap”

RECAP: The Handmaid’s Tale, ‘Chicago’

Episode 5 of The HandMaid’s Tale is titled Chicago. The new episode begins with June (Elizabeth Moss) fantasizing abut her husband Luke (O.T. Fagbenle) as she overhears Janine (Madeline Brewer) trading sex for food, clothing, and lodging. Her fantasy is interrupted by the sound of gunfire and explosions. June leaves the safety of the basement … Continue reading “RECAP: The Handmaid’s Tale, ‘Chicago’”

No, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ hasn’t jumped the shark

Warning! Spoiler alert!!! This article contains spoilers for the current episodes of Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Many people are claiming the latest season of The Handmaid’s Tale has “jumped the shark” and June’s (Elizabeth Moss) “plot armor” is “laughable,” but even though June has already escaped and survived her captors three times by … Continue reading “No, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ hasn’t jumped the shark”

June is public enemy #1 in Handmaid’s Tale trailer

Hulu has dropped the grim, yet somewhat hopeful trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4. Here, we see June (Elisabeth Moss) is now “public enemy No. 1” in Gilead as she has become basically the white version of Harriet Tubman, leading handmaids and children to freedom and unleashing a rebellion. Hulu’s official description says, “In … Continue reading “June is public enemy #1 in Handmaid’s Tale trailer”

VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason’s new dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS provided end-to-end services – from Concept, Previs, Postvis, and finalizing VFX shots to assembling the right talent for the job. The film, which sits at … Continue reading “VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, featured … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

‘West Wing’ cast to perform for voter benefit

After the RNC Convention concluded its four nights of misleading stats and other lies, the United States is clearly at a crossroads. Never has voting been more important. Ahead of one of the most pivotal elections in our nation’s history, HBO Max and The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin announced that for the first time in 17 … Continue reading “‘West Wing’ cast to perform for voter benefit”

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

With last night’s Producer Guild Awards, awards season is now underway in Hollywood. Every weekend, everyone in the industry, from animators to VFX folks, will be attending dinners and after parties somewhere in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And it will all culminate on February 9th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the Oscars. The … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”

‘Batwoman,’ ‘mixed-ish’ to screen at PaleyFest 2019

The Paley Center for Media announced that it will host its 13th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 5-15, 2019, at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location. The ten-day festival celebrates the most anticipated new shows of the Fall 2019 television season as well as returning favorites from all five major broadcast networks, cable television, … Continue reading “‘Batwoman,’ ‘mixed-ish’ to screen at PaleyFest 2019”

Esai Morales joins “Chicago PD” in major new role

ESAI MORALES (NYPD BLUE) is back on the beat with a new recurring role on “Chicago PD,” as Chief Lugo, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. The new character will be introduced in a three-show crossover, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chief Lugo grew up and flourished in the “old style” policing methods of the department. Now, he’s doing his best as a chief to steer the CPD towards the new style of policing.