Thursday, December 26, 2019

McFarlane Toys partners with CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 figures!

McFarlane Toys partners with CD PROJEKT RED on
Cyberpunk 2077 figures!
Tempe, Ariz. - December 26 --, 2020 - Entering into the new year, McFarlane Toys announced today that it has begun a licensing agreement with CD PROJEKT RED to create action figures for Cyberpunk 2077! For the next 3 years, McFarlane Toys will be bringing fans the newest figures from the role-playing video game Cyberpunk 2077. Today, you can pre-order the latest figures online at GameStop.

The first wave of the McFarlane Toys Cyberpunk 2077 range will feature two sizes of the Johnny Silverhand action figure, including a 7-inch and 12-inch version. It will also include a 7-inch (Male) V figure as well. The 7-inch figures will have 22 points of articulation and replicate the likeness of the character, for the price of $24.99. The 12-inch Johnny Silverhand has an MSRP of $39.99. All figures will be available to purchase at major retailers in Spring 2020!

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released April 16, 2020 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. The game has won more than 200 awards, including the Golden Joystick Award for Most Anticipated Game. Recently, Cyberpunk 2077 has also received media and fan attention for its star-studded soundtrack. 
Fans of both McFarlane Toys and Cyberpunk 2077 can check and the McFarlane Toys social media channels for updates and news,; and;
Editor's Note: Cyberpunk 2077 images of Jonny Silverhand 7-inch and 12-inch and V (Male) figure are available in this link
 consoles. The studio’s flagship titles include The Witcher series of games, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and the upcoming futuristic AAA role-playing game — Cyberpunk 2077. Together with GOG.COM, a game store offering hand-picked titles for PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group. CD PROJEKT S.A. is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011).
MEDIA CONTACTS Carmen Q. Bryant,
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A brief thought on The Rise of Skywalker.

The Rise of Skywalker would have benefitted from being a two-part movie, giving the filmmakers more room to tell a coherent story.

Merry Christmas and May The Force Be With You!

Best Buy has officially released for preorder an advertisement for- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: 9-Movie Collection (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray) as a Best Buy Exclusive release for about $249.99 SRP. A Steelbook 4K/Blu-ray/Digital Copy of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Best Buy Exclusive has also been revealed. The release dates for both has yet to be announced, but fans should have something to look forward to in the new year.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

A special note from Molly.

Happy Holidays Everyone. will be taking a short break for the Holidays, but will be back after New Years Day to bring you all new press release updates, reviews and more. Thank you.

Mark A. Rivera
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Friday, December 20, 2019

Check Out the Official Teaser Trailer for the Hulu’s New Romantic Dramedy Series High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz

OFFICIAL TEASER: Hulu Original Series High Fidelity 

Check Out the Official Teaser Trailer for the Hulu’s New Romantic Dramedy Series High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz.

All 10-episodes of the series launch February 14, only on Hulu

Teaser Link HERE

Series Synopsis

A departure from Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and beloved 2000 film, Hulu’s High Fidelity centers on Rob (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love. 


High Fidelity also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.


Official show handle:




My top ten of 2019 in Theatrical and Television, Including Streaming.

My top ten of 2019 in Theatrical and Television, Including Streaming.

Film Including Streamingx

1) Joker (Warner Brothers)

2) Doctor Sleep (Warner Brothers)

3) Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood (Sony Pictures)

4) Ad Astra (Fox/Disney)

5) Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel Studios)

6) Shazam (Warner Brothers)

7) Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

8) The Irishman (Netflix)

9) They Call Me Dolemite (Netflix)

10) Bird Box (Netflix)

Television Including Streaming

1) Chernobyl  (HBO)

2) His Dark Materials (HBO)

3) The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon Prime)

4) The Man In The High Castle: Season 4 (Amazon Prime)

5) The Mandalorian (Disney +)

6) Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (CBS ALL ACESS)

7) Rick & Morty: Season Four: Part 1 (Adult Swim)

8) Game Of Thrones Season 8: A Dream Of Spring (HBO)

9) The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 (Hulu)

10) The Boys (Amazon Prime)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

New Trailer | Into the Dark: Midnight Kiss

Count down to Into the Dark's New Year's episode, MIDNIGHT KISSwith the NEW TRAILER! In the horror anthology's newest installment, a group of longtime gay best friends head to a beautiful desert home to celebrate New Year's Eve. Relationships are put to the test and truths are revealed as the night turns into a fight for survival. 

Starring: Augustus Prew (The Morning Show),
Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Lukas Gage (Euphoria)

Available on Hulu Friday, December 27th!

Premiere Date: Friday, December 27 
Cast: Augustus Prew (The Morning Show), Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Ayden Mayeri (Veep), Lukas Gage (Euphoria), Chester Lockhart (Glamorous), Adam Faison (Everything's Gonna Be OK)
Crew: Directed by Carter Smith, Written by Erlingur Thoroddsen
Synopsis: A group of longtime gay best friends and their resident fruit fly head to a beautiful desert home to celebrate New Year's Eve. One of their annual traditions is to play MIDNIGHT KISS, a sexy but ultimately dangerous challenge to find that special someone to help you ring in the New Year. As friendships have grown strained with secrets, jealousy and resentment, the group faces another challenge when a sadistic killer wants in. Relationships are put to the test and truths are revealed as the night turns into a fight for survival.

Jori Arancio Named Executive Vice President, Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV

Jori Arancio
BURBANK, CA – December 19, 2019 – Jori Arancio, former Senior Vice President, Communications, ABC & ABC Studios, has been named Executive Vice President, Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV, it was announced today by Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, to whom she will report. In this role, Arancio will be the communications point for the entertainment units under Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer HBO Max & President TNT, TBS & truTV, working closely with his teams.  Her first day in the new job will be Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

In making the announcement, Brockman said, “I had the unique pleasure of not only working with Jori for 21 years while we were both at Disney, but also promoting her into a variety of jobs where she never failed to impress. She is one of the most strategic, thoughtful, and progressive communication executives in the business, and I’m thrilled that she’ll now bring her expertise to bear on behalf of our new streaming service and cable networks. It’s great to be working with her again.”

Reilly stated, “From the moment I met Jori, I knew she had the unique mix of strategic focus and personal flair that makes her uniquely qualified to lead our communications and successfully collaborate with our executives and creative talent across our portfolio of media networks, while simultaneously nurturing the critical launch and growth of HBO Max.  Jori will make a great addition to the senior team.”

Arancio added, "I am honored to be entrusted to lead the fantastic communications teams at HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV.  I look forward to working with them to launch the streaming service and to continue to drive awareness of the great programming at the cable networks. I'm especially excited to work with Kevin Reilly, a known trailblazer with a clear vision for his brands who knows how to create cultural impact with content, as well as the talented executives on his team.  It is also a privilege to have the opportunity to once again work with Kevin Brockman.  He is an incredible leader who brings out the best in people, creates successful teams and garners impactful results. I look forward to starting this new chapter in January."  

Arancio worked for The Walt Disney Company for 21 years, most recently as senior vice president of Communications for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios where she was responsible for all strategic corporate communication efforts, consumer press campaigns, awards outreach and talent relations for the two business units. During her tenure in this position, she shaped critical strategy and creative consumer campaigns for “The Bachelor” franchise, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Conners,” and “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” among others. She also helped launch the No. 1 comedy of 2018, “Roseanne”; “The Good Doctor”; and a successful relaunch of “American Idol.” 

Prior to that, she served as vice president, Communications, Freeform, since 2011. In this role, she manufactured bold, groundbreaking press strategies that drove awareness of the network while effectively utilizing the interplay between social, influencers and media to drive reach. She was part of the senior executive team that successfully rebranded ABC Family as Freeform in January 2016. From 2005 until 2011, Arancio served as vice president, Communications, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. She joined The Walt Disney Company in 1998 as manager, Communications, Disney Channel.
About WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer
WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer is a division of WarnerMedia, a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences. The division includes HBO, HBO Max, TBS, TNT, truTV and Otter Media.

Betty: They Say I'm Different Before Beyoncé, Madonna and Prince - there was Betty Davis

Betty: They Say I'm Different
Before BeyoncéMadonna and Prince - there was Betty Davis

"Astonishing and tantalising" - The Wire

Arriving on DVD on January 17th via MVD Entertainment Group
Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She "was the first..." as former husband Miles Davis said. "Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince". 

An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70's scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles - startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named "Bitches Brew". 

She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly - she vanished. 

Creatively blending documentary and animation, Betty - They Say I'm Different traces the path of Betty's life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realized black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate. 

After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations.

Bonus Materials
- Director Interview: Phil Cox on the making of Betty - They Say I'm Different
- Interview Extract with Betty Davis

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

PLAYING WITH FIRE. The heartwarming family comedy, which stars John Cena, - available on Digital January 21st and on Blu-ray & DVD February 4th.



On Digital January 21  Blu-ray Combo Pack Arrives February 4 with Deleted Scenes, Bloopers,
and Storytime with John Cena!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Called “fun for the whole family” (Mark Pacis, Nerd Reactor) and “full of laughs” (Jamie Mariano, The Movie Elite), the hilarious family comedy PLAYING WITH FIRE debuts on Digital January 21, 2020 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand February 4 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital* and Blu-ray releases deliver even more laughs with wildly funny bonus content.  Sit down with Captain Jake (John Cena) as he reads a bedtime story with an amusing twist; see what you missed in theaters with deleted scenes and laugh-out-loud bloopers; plus, enjoy behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast.

When firefighter Jake Carson (John Cena) and his team (Keegan-Michael Key & John Leguizamo) rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could have prepared them for their most challenging job yet – babysitting. While trying to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire station turned upside down and learn that kids – much like fires – are wild and full of surprises.

·         Storytime with John Cena
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Bloopers
·         Lighting Up The Laughs
·         The Director’s Diaries: Read By Star Cast
·         What It Means To Be A Family
·         The Real Smokejumpers: This Is Their Story
The PLAYING WITH FIRE DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

Director of Photography DEAN SEMLER, ASC, ACS Executive Producer MARK MORAN
Produced by TODD GARNER, p.g.a. SEAN ROBINS
Story by DAN EWEN Screenplay by DAN EWEN and MATT LIEBERMAN
Directed by ANDY FICKMAN

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards opens Registration for...

Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards opens Registration for 2020 Competition following Tremendous Success of a Sold Out Concert & Awards Ceremony in New York

    NEW YORK, NY, December 17, 2019 -- The enduring legacy of one of America's most decorated composers has been the basis for launching the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, aimed at recognizing and enabling the next generation of music composition talent. The sold out inaugural concert and awards ceremony last month in New York was organized in collaboration with Queens College and took place at Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Celebrities Martha Stewart, Brian d'Arcy James, Robert Klein, Joe Torre, Marissa McGowan and Paul Shaffer presented the awards and star singer Capathia Jenkins made a surprise guest appearance.

Following its tremendous success, the 2020 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards is now open for registration and has expanded its competition categories to enable musicians to apply in the following musical genres: Composition for Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. Composers worldwide will be eligible to compete in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Composers (pre-professional composers aged 18+) for sponsored prize packages.

Composers from around the world are eligible and encouraged to compete, by registering online now for the 2020 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Registration is open till May 31, 2020 and all information can be found at

The actual 2020 awards ceremony and concert is planned for Monday, November 9, 2020 at Queens College's Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in New York.

The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has as its mission to champion the musical talent of youth and emerging composers from around the world. The awards have been created to honor the late Marvin Hamlisch, paying tribute to his remarkable legacy as both an artist of incomparable accomplishment, as well as an advocate for emerging talent. Mr. Hamlisch was one of only two people (along with fellow American composer Richard Rodgers) to have won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar and Tony Award, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize, for his ground-breaking musical, "A Chorus Line."

"I am so honored and moved to see that the legacy of Marvin Hamlisch is not only alive and well but enabling the next generation of composers through this competition," says Terre Blair-Hamlisch. "Creating opportunity for young and upcoming talent was always a passion for Marvin. This international music competition is a wonderful tribute to Marvin's enduring legacy which lives on in all who love and create music. He would be so proud of these young artists and of those who are creating such a prominent platform to showcase their talent."

"Marvin Hamlisch reached people of every walk of life through his extraordinary musical talent and infectious personality," said Board Members and Co-Founders Peter H. Gistelinck and Betsy Walters. "He was very much 'the people's composer,' whose compositions are forever a part of the Great American Songbook. But he was also cherished for his dedication to cultivating young musical talent and creating opportunity for their growth as artists and career potential."

"Queens College, home of the famed Aaron Copland School of Music, is proud to be founding partner of the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards and honor its legendary alumnus Marvin Hamlisch," said Queens College President William Tramontano. "Preserving Hamlisch's legacy through this partnership will create a multitude of opportunities for young composers around the globe."

The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is grateful for the support of its founding partners: Queens College, Concord, Caroline's Cakes, the Aegon/Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Score. Their generous contributions help expand the impact of the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship fund at Queens College for many years to come.

The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is a New York State registered charitable not-for-profit corporation, governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees with a 25-member Honorary Board of Trustees, comprised of members who were all close personal friends and colleagues of Mr. Hamlisch. The mission of the organization is to foster and champion a new generation of composers through an international music competition with the vision of recognizing talent and building a community of young composers worldwide.

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE On Digital January 14, 2020 with Exclusive Bonus Content

“One of the year’s greatest action movies”

- Erik Davis, Fandango


“A relentless, ass-kicking thrill ride”

--Haleigh Foutch, Collider









On Digital January 14, 2020 with Exclusive Bonus Content

Blu-ray and 4K Combo Packs Arrive January 28 with Deleted Scenes, 
Behind-the-Scenes Footage and More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – From producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), comes “the Terminator movie we’ve been waiting for” (Scott Menzel, 
We Live Entertainment).  TERMINATOR: DARK FATE arrives two weeks early on Digital January 14, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD January 28 from Paramount Home Entertainment.


The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes, in-depth featurettes taking fans through the process of reimagining the world after Judgment Day, a look at the climactic final showdown, and a visual effects breakdown.


In addition, the Digital release will include access to two more featurettes and previz sequences showcasing how the action was planned out prior to filming.  Plus, select digital platforms will offer film commentary by director Tim Miller and editor Julian Clarke, as well as an introduction and commentary on the deleted scenes


The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker**.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place audio anywhere in the room, including overhead**.  In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.



Decades after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah teams up with an unexpected ally (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet. Humanity's fate hangs in the balance in this action-packed thrill ride from Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool, and producer James Cameron.



·         Deleted and Extended Scenes

·         A Legend Reforged

·         World Builders

·         Dam Busters: The Final Showdown

·         VFX Breakdown: The Dragonfly



·         Creating a New Threat

·         Future Tech

·         Previz Sequences

o   Factory Fight

o   Air Battle to Humvee Falling

o   Humvee Dam

                           Commentary by director Tim Miller and editor Julian Clarke

·         Deleted scenes introduction and commentary by Tim Miller


The TERMINATOR: DARK FATE DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.