Thursday, December 26, 2019
McFarlane Toys partners with CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 figures!
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
A brief thought on The Rise of Skywalker.
Merry Christmas and May The Force Be With You!
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Happy Holidays Everyone.
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
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.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
New Trailer | Into the Dark: Midnight Kiss
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)
Jori Arancio Named Executive Vice President, Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV
Betty: They Say I'm Different Before Beyoncé, Madonna and Prince - there was Betty Davis
Betty: They Say I'm Different
Before Beyoncé, Madonna 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.
- 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.
THAT’S EVEN MORE FUN ON BLU-RAY™!
and Storytime with John Cena!
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 https://hamlischawards.org.
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
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
On Digital January 14, 2020 with Exclusive Bonus Content
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.
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· A Legend Reforged
· World Builders
· Dam Busters: The Final Showdown
· VFX Breakdown: The Dragonfly
ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL*
· 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.