RIP Grace and Frankie

There is bad news for those of us who just can’t get enough of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie.   Netflix released Part 2 (Episodes 705 – 716) of the seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie at the end of April. The release may have led fans of the hilarious series to question (and … Continue reading “RIP Grace and Frankie”

DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters

DIRECTV has launch its GOATbusters national ad campaign featuring baseball legends Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson, highlighting the company’s streaming product, DIRECTV STREAM. Created and developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, the foursome comes together to combat supernatural forces and other would-be foes through the 2022 MLB season, just like the … Continue reading “DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters”

Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century

The  Writers Guilds of America West and East announced the WGA list of 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far), as voted by the Guilds’ members, honoring outstanding screenwriting over the last two decades. From horror films and sci-fi – Get Out (#1, Written by Jordan Peele), Arrival (#27, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer) – to superhero blockbusters – Black … Continue reading “Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century”

IATSE receives backing from Directors Guild in contract fight

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) released a statement of support standing with the film and television workers in their contract fight with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). In the statement they wrote, “the DGA National Board, as the representatives of more than 18,000 directors and members of the directorial team, … Continue reading “IATSE receives backing from Directors Guild in contract fight”

Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts

The Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival is back and ready for its close-up. After a year of virtual screenings, panels, and endless Zoom meetings, the world’s largest short film festival will host its first-ever hybrid event from September 23-October 1, 2021. The organizers behind HollyShorts have announced over 300 out of 5,000 submissions made the cut and were … Continue reading “Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts”

The Suicide Squad: Do critics love James Gunn’s film or want to kill it?

In 2018 James Gunn was unceremoniously fired from Disney over a series of offensive tweets dug up by far-right provocateur Mike Cernovich before filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could begin. Disney quickly realized their mistake and rehired him to continue his successful reign as writer/director of the series in 2019, only after he already … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Do critics love James Gunn’s film or want to kill it?”

Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition

2020 was a really challenging year for everyone, but especially so for everyone involved in movie production. With everything “opening up” again all over the nation this summer, movie fans are flocking to the theaters in an attempt to achieve some level of normalcy. We’ve got your rundown of movies you can expect to see … Continue reading “Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition”

Uber donates 10 million rides for vaccine shots

According to Uber, 45% of Americans lack public transportation access. Consequently, Uber is partnering with PayPal and Walgreens to create the Vaccine Access Fund to help Americans get to their vaccine appointments. Titled “Vaccinate the Block,” the campaign developed by R/GA is asking the public to help Uber’s efforts to drive people across America to their vaccine appointments. … Continue reading “Uber donates 10 million rides for vaccine shots”

The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers

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 a … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”

Celebrate IWD with these films from the 2000’s

In honor of International Women’s Day and as a woman in film, we have created a must watch female-centric film list of the 21st century. Since I was a little girl nothing has been more captivating to me than women in film. Standing the test of time, there is nothing more magical and alluring than … Continue reading “Celebrate IWD with these films from the 2000’s”

REVIEW: The Mauritanian is powerful and enraging

Based on true events, The Mauritanian is a legal drama film adapted from the 2015 international best selling book Guantanamo Diary, written by Mohamedou Ould Salahi, the first and only diary written by a Guantanamo “detainee,” which details the true story of the horrific torture he sustained at the hands of American military personnel during … Continue reading “REVIEW: The Mauritanian is powerful and enraging”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made victory speeches, stressing unity and diversity, to the nation Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris, 56, the first woman and first woman of color to be elected vice president, was first to take the stage, savoring the solo moment in a suffragette-white pantsuit, waving to the … Continue reading “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches”

Framestore announces “remote” intern teams

Framestore has announced the next stage of its ‘remote internship’, with seven teams selected for a bespoke program of expert guidance, mentoring and support from the Oscar-winning creative studio. Over 100 teams applied to take part in the competition, with seven outstanding groups of VFX wunderkinds making the final cut. The competition calls on artists … Continue reading “Framestore announces “remote” intern teams”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

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”

AFI announces full lineup for festival

The American Film Institute has announced the films that will play in the New Auteurs, Cinema’s Legacy, Midnight, Shorts and AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2019 presented by Audi, this November. The complete program includes 142 titles (80 features, 1 episodic, 40 shorts, 21 AFI Conservatory Showcase Shorts) of which 51% are directed … Continue reading “AFI announces full lineup for festival”

SToK Cold Brew Coffee gets hyped with Lil Jon

New Hype Video from SToK and performed by Lil Jon offers personalization – Pumping People Up for Whatever Comes Their Way   Consider the Reel360team hyped! SToK, creators of cold brew coffee, has introduced the SToK Hype Experience, a personalized hype-music video that enlists Grammy Award-winning rapper and the King of Hype—Lil Jon—to get people … Continue reading “SToK Cold Brew Coffee gets hyped with Lil Jon”