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'Sea Fever' Movie Review: A Sci-Fi Thriller For The Times

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.

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Netlfix's LA Originals Documentary Explores Hip Hop Legends Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol

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.

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Nicky Jam's Rise to Fame Dramatized for Netflix in 'Nicky Jam: El Ganador'

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. 

Nicky Jam El Ganador posterOfficial 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.”

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Poll: San Diego Comic Con Still Happening, Will You Attend?

Comic Con 2016

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. 

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Walt Disney Studios Release New Film Dates For Marvel, 'Mulan,' 'Free Guy,' 'Indiana Jones 5'

Disney New Dates Mulan, Free Guy, Black Widow

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.

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Movie Review: DisneyNature's Elephant on Disney+

Elephant Disney Plus Review

Ironically the new DisneyNature documentary titled ELEPHANT is singular but the new Disney+ movie shows it takes a village to survive the harsh environment in Africa. However, the new nature documentary narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, is dedicated to Gaia, the matriarch of the group who uses her instincts and past memories to get her herd including her one-year-old nephew Jomo safely to the next watering hole and back. If humans think they have it rough, ELEPHANT puts everything in perspective. Watch video below. 

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An Overview of Heist Movies in Hollywood

Ocean Eleven

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the chances are you’ve seen at least one heist movie in your life. Heist movies are as old as cinema itself, with origins in 1903 with the iconic silent film The Great Train Robbery. Even now that online casino concepts like gclub are becoming the norm, heist films about casinos, banks, and glitzy locations remain a popular draw among audiences everywhere.

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Discovery ID Tackles Harvey Weinstein's Monstrous Acts In A New Series

Don't fall for Harvey Weinstein's victim act now that he's behind bars. In a new series, "Harvey Weinstein: ID Breaking Now," the Investigation Discovery channel, you'll hear from his victims, the evidence against him and from the spy who worked on his behalf to silence those who knew too much. The show premieres Sunday, April 12th at 10/9ct.

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New Netflix Movie Trailer: Foul-Mouthed Kid Stars in 'Coffee & Kareem'

Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson star alongside a foul-mouthed kid played by (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) in the new Netflix comedy, COFFEE & KAREEM. The Netflix describes it as a raunchy, buddy comedy featuring a grown man and a 12-year-old. Like the kid Kareem points in the trailer, that's not normal.  Watch the new f-laced trailer below.

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The Movie Franchise Reboots That Paid Off - And The Ones That Didn’t

Jurassic Park 

Beyond the standard model of sequels, the reboot of classic titles has dominated the agenda in the world of cinema since the turn of the century. Today, there are few big-name films from the 80, 90s and even 00s that haven’t been rebooted - or at least mooted.


The Reboot Gamble

Rebooting a classic film can be a major gamble. If the original was a big hit, as they often are, then the stakes are high as there’s a legacy to respect. And studio heads pondering a reboot will make calculations, and study the probabilities, the same way a top poker player might.

Most prefer to do their betting in a casino, but it seems many studio heads are much happier, instead, gambling with the legacy of some of their favorite titles. And much like at the roulette wheel, the margin between success and failure can be fine. The cast, the storyline and the production have to be perfect to satisfy the demand of long-standing followers of the franchise, while the balance between offering something new and staying faithful can be difficult to strike. And just like in a game of blackjack, the decision to stick with what you know or twist for something new can be crucial. In movie terms, sticking can help placate loyal fans, but you risk leaving cinema-goers feeling short-changed if you’re offering them something that isn’t too far removed from what they’ve already seen.


Batman Begins - Hit

Batman’s first big-screen outing came in 1943 and the title has been revisited on numerous occasions since then, with varying degrees of success. This 2005 release helped take the series into a darker direction that made it a hit with fans and critics alike.

Around the World in 80 days - Miss

The 2004 remake of the classic adventure novel was a flop with critics. Reviewers criticized the picture for having little to no resemblance to the original story, while its box office performance was exceptionally poor, making it one of the most expensive flops in recent history.


Jurassic World - Hit

A cult classic of 90s cinema, many were concerned when it was announced that the definitive dinosaur flick was set to be remade. But those fears proved to be unfounded. The 2015 remake has helped broaden the franchises's legacy to the extent that it spawned all manner of media spin-offs, which even includes its own themed slot game. Many prefer Betway for its casino bonus as a destination to play it with generous deposit matches for slots.


Alice Through The Looking Glass - Miss

This 2016 release attempted to capture the mystery, charm and magic of the original story written by Lewis Carroll. But while previous animated efforts by Disney have become classics, this live-action effort, starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, didn’t fare so well on the big screen.


Beauty and the Beast - Hit

One of the big catalysts behind the recent trend for reboots, not all of Disney’s recent efforts have been duds. Their reboot of animated classic Beauty and The Beast provided the platform for Emma Watson produce an enchanting performance that helped enhance the title’s already weighty legacy.

So next time you hear upon hearing your favorite classic is getting a reboot, exert a groan lightly - while many have fallen by the wayside, others have hit the jackpot.

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