Chris Evans stars and executive produces the new tv mini-series for Apple TV + starring alongside his KNIVES OUT costar Jaeden Martell (IT Movie), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey”), JK Simmons, Cherry Jones and Pablo Schreiber. "Defending Jacob" is based on the novel written by William Landay. Watch the video review above.
Apple TV+ is making their streaming service much more kid-friendly given parents need lot of content during the Covid-19 quarantine. Apple is bringing back Jim Henson's classic 80s characters, The Fraggles in “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!,” and the first episode is now streaming along with other educational programming for families for free for a limited time.
Hollywood loves adapting content to the big screen, whether it’s books, anime, or video games. It’s a formula that sort of works because the source material already has a fanbase audience. But for various reasons, film adaptations of things are a tricky business. Like taking the 8-book Dark Tower series and trying to compress it into a bizarre, nearly irrelevant plot, or the absolute absurdity of the Super Mario Bros film that proves the early 90s were a very strange time.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 will arrive in movie theaters August 14 (we hope) after being delayed from June 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. To entertain us quarantined folks, Warner Bros. has released a new AR sense to use on social media and video calls. Check out how to download it.
The idea of crossovers between different types of entertainment is old as entertainment itself. In the many forms that this has taken over the decades, few suffer the poor reputation which arises from mixing video games and movies. This is not without reason, as some of the worst movies of all time, like the Super Mario Brothers adaption, are abominations not even worth watching to laugh at. Recently, however, this trend is being bucked.
Warner Bros. has moved around some of their movie release dates due to the coronavirus lockdown including a bunch of DC Movies. THE BATMAN starring Robert Pattinson ceased production amid the nationwide shutdown of business as usual as well as delayed the start of production of other films in their slate including "The Sopranos" prequel movie. Depending on when production can resume, Warner Bros. may change the dates again, but here is what they are planning for their upcoming slate.
For the first time in 50 years, San Diego's Comic-Con will not be happening this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Large gatherings like conventions are being banned throughout California for the rest of the year, and Comic-Con International faced a hard decision. In our own poll, it suggested people would not feel confident in attending the summer event. See the official announcement below.
Watch parties have become popular during the coronavirus lockdown and Lionsgate is joining the fun with its own interactive tune-in every Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis hosting to benefit furloughed movie theater employees. One of Lionsgate popular titles, THE HUNGER GAMES, DIRTY DANCING, LA LA LAND and JOHN WICK, will air every Friday starting April 17 for four weeks. The communal experience includes real-time fan chats, movie trivia and challenges.
In our first live chat, we're talking with movie fans about when they would return to watch movies in theaters once lockdown orders have lifted. And we're discussing the new release schedule for the remaining year into 2022 for movies that were delayed because of COVID-19. Subscribe for more live chats with movie fans.
ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS, a super duper sexy film starring Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan, and Jamie Dornan arrives on Digital April 17. The trio strip down for some tantalizing scenes, and it seems no body doubles were used.
Mexican actress, Ana de la Reguera writes, produces and stars in her very own show, "Ana" airing on the Spanish-language streaming service, Pantaya starting April 20. Fans will see a whole new side to her that might shock them. Watch our interview with the actress.
Chris Hemsworth is flexing his muscle in the Netflix movie, EXTRACTION, as a mercenary hired to save a drug dealer's child from kidnappers, and thankfully it's not a narco. Set in India, Hemsworth's character is betrayed in the middle of his mission. You won't have to wait long to see this cutie - EXTRACTION premieres this month - April 24.
For Amazon Prime subscribers, there are tons of movies to watch so we're talking about our free movie picks from romantic comedies, horror, true stories, and thrillers to watch while we're all in lockdown.
Space Force is happening... on Netflix with a comedy starring Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz and Lisa Kudrow has now joined the cast. Netflix released new images from "Space Force" premiering May 29. Take a look.
SEA FEVER, starring Hermione Corfield (RUST CREEK), Connie Nielsen (WONDER WOMAN), Dougray Scott ("Batwoman") borrows from tons of sci-fi classics but director/writer Neasa Hardiman steers this ship in an unexpected direction. In addition, the larger themes of SEA FEVER are fitting given the situation humanity finds itself in with a global pandemic.
Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon are the go to photographer and tattoo artist for tons of influential celebrities in music, film and the art world. LA ORIGINALS, a new Netflix documentary tells the story of Los Angeles native icons whose art influenced hip hop legends. Eminem, Snoop Dog, Cypress Hill and other icons appear in the new Netflix doc premiering Friday, April 10.
No doubt parents need a virtual babysitter right now as children are home 24/7 amid the coronavirus lockdown. Sony Pictures Entertainment may have the answer. Tuesday, Sony Pictures unveiled their new YouTube channel, Kids Zone with interactive material for young children. Get the details below.
Chris Evans is playing dad to IT movie’s Jaeden Martell in Apple TV+’s “Defending Jacob,” and its their second time acting together after KNIVES OUT. The eight-episode limited series also starring Michelle Dockery starts streaming April 24. Watch new trailer below.
Nicky Jam’s rag to riches story is being told in an authorized bio-series, “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” for Netflix. The 13-episode series will debut internationally April 12, and stars Nicky Jam as himself narrating the story while a young actor plays his younger self recreating the events that fueled his rise to fame from a rough upbringing.
“Nicky Jam: El Ganador” is directed by acclaimed film and music video director Jessy Terrero.
More about the show below the movie poster.
Official Synopsis Los Angeles, Ca—"Nicky Jam: El Ganador," the authorized bio-series based on the life and career of the Latin music superstar, will be available to Netflix members in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 21. The 13-episode series previously debuted on Netflix internationally.
“Nicky Jam: El Ganador” tells the life story of award-winning Nicky Jam, a singer-songwriter, who has become a worldwide music phenomenon. From his humble and troubled start in Boston, to his downfall on the streets, to becoming the king of one of the most popular musical genres, this is not only the life of Nicky Jam, but the history of reggaeton itself.
The series is directed by acclaimed film and music video director Jessy Terrero and produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America. Juan Diego Medina of La Industria Inc. and Sergio Pizzolante, served as executive producers.
“I’ve been hearing from many of my fans on social media and when I talk with them in person, that they’ve been waiting for the chance to see ‘El Ganador’ in the U.S. on Netflix,” said Nicky Jam. “Now they will get to see it starting April 21 and I hope they enjoy it like so many others have across the world. I’m really proud of what we created.”
“I am excited about bringing this level of story-telling that is related to reggaeton music,” added Terrero. “The genre’s popularity gives our story and others like it the opportunity to reach a much larger audience. This is my mission with Cinema Giants. Nicky’s story is inspirational in so many ways. I am proud to be part of it.”
The organizers behind San Diego's Comic Con announced they still plan on holding the July 23-26 convention this summer even as medical experts predict this coronavirus pandemic may extend until September. The annual event is the hottest ticket in San Diego, but the prospect of attending an overcrowded convention may not be ideal to many. While many have wished for years to get a hard-to-get ticket to attend, this year may be different. So we wanted to take a poll to see whether you'll take the chance and a make the trek to San Diego this summer.
There may be tons of tickets available for #SDCC2020 this year as organizers say they plan to still hold the fan convention. Would you go this year given the #coronavirus situation?
The Walt Disney Studios released new dates for just some of their films but not all. MULAN, Marvel's BLACK WIDOW, FREE GUY (starring Ryan Reynolds) were pushed to later this year and others like JUNGLE BOOK to 2021. Pixar's SOUL will remain on its original date of June 19. The new Marvel slate is also out beyond 2021. ARTEMIS FOWL will now premiere exclusively on Disney+ but no timeframe was announced. See the new release schedule and movies that were left off the list.