Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’

Sometimes a casting director just nails it. Showtime has ordered a full season for the scripted series First Ladies, featuring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.  The anthology-style political drama will look at the personal stories of various first ladies from throughout US history; Season 1 will spotlight Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford. The series originated … Continue reading “Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’”

Watch the final trailer for Black Adam

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure Black Adam. The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise). Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods— and … Continue reading “Watch the final trailer for Black Adam”

Reel Women: Visionary Director and Photographer Kharen Hill

Kharen Hill is renowned for her entertainment, advertising and music photography. Her ability to create amazing images with lighting and her creative choices in selecting location and themes makes her work unique and memorable.  Working with clients across North America and the world her photography is recognized for its vivid use of color and her … Continue reading “Reel Women: Visionary Director and Photographer Kharen Hill”

L’Oréal Paris unveils latest lessons of worth

Two years ago, McCann, Paris and L’Oréal Paris released a two-minute video, a simple, raw format in which the actress and activist Viola Davis spoke directly to the camera, delivering a searing, powerful inviting us to reconsider the phrase, “Because I’m worth it.” The video, published simultaneously on social media by both L’Oréal Paris and … Continue reading “L’Oréal Paris unveils latest lessons of worth”

The Suicide Squad: Balls-to-the-wall violence, humor and heart

When you want to imitate the nuttiness and irreverent humor that is Guardians of the Galaxy, but want to exponentially up the visceral experience, go to the master himself. That is what Warner Bros did when they signed directed James Gunn to reboot The Suicide Squad. In this sequel – yes, it’s a sequel – … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Balls-to-the-wall violence, humor and heart”

The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X

It’s no secret that 2017’s Suicide Squad, while a hit at the global box office to the tune of $746.8 million, was a complete and utter disappointment both to fans and critics. Aside from the performances of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney as … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X”

ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards

ADCOLOR today announced the nominees and honorees for its 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the Awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the creative industries. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and who embody the organization’s mission of “Rise Up, Reach Back.” According to … Continue reading “ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards”

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”

Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars

Forevermark diamonds shined brightly on nominees Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried and presenter Regina King at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, the first major in-person award show since the COVID-19 pandemic.   Davis made history as she became the Oscars’ most nominated Black female actor ever as nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She looked radiant in a modern … Continue reading “Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars”

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 wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director

Last night, Nomadland won three of its six Academy Award nominations. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented the 93rd Oscars. Due to the pandemic, the show did not take place at its usual home, The Dolby Theater. This year, the hostless event took place in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with … Continue reading “Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

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

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 docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners

Disney received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a weeklong … Continue reading “Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners”

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”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

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 announced … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees. For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety measures … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”