In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
MALIKA THE LION QUEEN, a new two-hour wildlife documentary based on the lionesses of a powerful pride in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, will air this Easter, Sunday, April 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. The special is produced by Plimsoll Productions and will be narrated by Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett (9-1-1). Beginning April 18, the special will be available on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi.
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The special takes viewers through the exhilarating and harrowing life of Malika. This untold story of the lioness’s experience is an educational exploration about the true queens and leaders in the lion kingdom. It is a stunning masterpiece of visual storytelling and offers a uniquely personal insight into one of the most powerful animals to walk the earth today.
“We’ve long been exploring premium wildlife specials that present an entirely new world full of emotional and aspirational stories that appeal to all viewers. In MALIKA THE LION QUEEN, we’ve found everything we were seeking,” said Wade. “With Angela Bassett guiding viewers along with her hallmark grace and gravitas, coupled with mesmerizing footage captured by the Plimsoll team, MALIKA THE LION QUEEN is perfect evening entertainment for the whole family.”
Angela Bassett currently stars in and serves as executive producer on the network’s hit procedural drama, 9-1-1. For her portrayal of “Athena Grant” on the series, she was recently nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the upcoming 2021 NAACP Image Awards. Bassett was awarded the 2020 NAACP Image Award in the same category and also was nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Earlier this year, at the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards, Bassett was named Best Actress in an Action Series. Since 2019, Bassett has received her fifth, sixth and seventh career Emmy Award nominations, including two in the category of Outstanding Narrator, for her work on the documentaries “The Flood” (2019) and “The Imagineering Story” (2020); and a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (2020). Bassett garnered critical acclaim, a Golden Globe Award win and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of legendary singer Tina Turner in the feature film “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” More recently, Bassett has co-starred in the blockbuster films “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and “Black Panther.” Bassett will next be seen on the big screen in the action-adventure film “Gunpowder Milkshake.”
The Emmy® nominated sketch comedy series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW will return for its second season FRIDAY, APRIL 23 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The six-episode season will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.
Joining the cast this season are featured players Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend, and returning this season are core cast members Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black. The new season will feature several celebrity guest stars, including executive producer Issa Rae (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Insecure”), Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross, Wunmi Mosaku and many more.
Written by Robin Thede, Lauren Ashley Smith, Ashley Nicole Black, Holly Walker, Akilah Green, Rae Sanni, Kindsey Young, Shenovia Large, and Kristin Layne Tucker; directed by Lacey Duke and Brittany Scott Smith.
Season one of A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW received three Primetime Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series and Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (Angela Bassett).
Season two credits: Creator/showrunner/executive producer/writer/star, Robin Thede; executive producer, Issa Rae for HOORAE; executive producers, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; executive producers, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch for JAX Media; head writer/co-executive producer, Lauren Ashley Smith; producers, Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay for HOORAE; producer, John Skidmore for JAX Media.
*Season one cast member Quinta Brunson will not appear this season as a result of a schedule conflict caused by industry-wide COVID shutdowns.
Fearsome monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle for the ages, while humanity looks to wipe out both of the creatures and take back the planet once and for all.
Sometimes the man you don’t notice is the most dangerous of all.
Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody.
When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away.
The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)—and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Nobody is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), from a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise, and co-stars legendary Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd as Hutch’s father and multi-hyphenate musician-actor RZA as Hutch’s brother, whose own hidden talents aid Hutch in his quest for vengeance.
The film is produced by Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, the filmmakers of Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2, and Atomic Blonde, for their company 87North, by Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water, Wind River) for his Eighty-Two Films, and by Bob Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero (Hulu’s PEN15) for Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Derek Kolstad, Marc S. Fischer, and Tobey Maguire.
|Starring||Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Aleksey Serebryakov and Christopher Lloyd|
Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.
JO & Larita have been staying consistent with their focus on bringing you great entertainment. We are gearing up for Season 5 and working hard to bring some fun-filled family programming.
With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the insatiable hunger for power. Written and directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist), the film stars Tye Sheridan (The X-Men franchise), Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Chanté Adams (Roxanne, Roxanne), Isaac Hempstead Wright (“Game of Thrones”), Viveik Kalra (Blinded by the Light), Archie Madekwe (Midsommar), Quintessa Swindell (“Trinkets”), Madison Hu (“Bizaardvark”), and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen)..
Fearsome monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle for the ages, while humanity looks to wipe out both of the creatures and take back the planet once and for all. Directed by Adam Wingard, Music by Junkie XL
If you don’t know Eric Andre’ He is best known as the creator, host, and co-writer of the Adult Swim comedy series The Eric Andre Show. He also played Mike on the FXX series Man Seeking Woman and voiced Azizi in the live-action remake of The Lion King. Lil Rel, is best known for playing Robert Carmichael from “The Carmichael Show” and the TA Officer in “Get Out” They come together and make a good mix of comedy in Bad Trip.
March is Women’s History Month and JO Magazine will Kick Start it off with the talented Gunhild Carling. She is an awesome woman a Swedish Jazz musician that plays multiple instruments at the same time. See more about Ms. Carling in the upcoming issue of JO Magazine
On Independence Day weekend 2021, Buster, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, Johnny and Ash prepare for a bigger stage and a brighter spotlight as they leave the Moon Theater for the big city in SING 2. Returning Director Garth Jennings and an all-star cast Academy Award Winners.
Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly. Sing 2 is produced by Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime producing partner Janet Healy.
An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark – one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy.
|Starring||Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, and Guy Pearce|
|Directed By||Stefano Sollima|
|Produced By||Akiva Goldsman, Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec and Michael B. Jordan|
|Executive Produced By||Denis Stewart, Alana Mayo, Greg Lessans, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger|
Kerry Mondragon’s TYGER TYGER is a pandemic thriller (shot before the events of COVID-19) about love and addiction that ignites the emotional chemistry between its professional actors, led by Dylan Sprouse and Sam Quartin, and its cast of non-professional actors, who are the actual hyperreal edge dwellers of real-life Slab City, California. It tells the story of a band of youthful edge dwellers who raid a pharmacy of pandemic meds to distribute freely in Free City, an anarchic desert encampment of abandoned, sensitive, and vulnerable young people. Their chemistry brings to life the whole spectrum of the authentic experience of today’s traumatized youth underworld in ways that are recognizable to those who have lived it.
Mondragon was recognized and mentored by director Spike Lee on the set of Lee’s film DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, and has been inspired by Lee’s films growing up.
By including the actual non-actors who comprise the not-yet-heralded global counterculture we see at Slab City, as well as their very real improvised living conditions and dwellings, Mondragon aimed to shoot the film like a psychedelic Dorothea Lange. His cinematic POV aims to provide the audience with an unforced magical realism that tells a stark truth in the form of a road odyssey stripped of Hollywood illusion.
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE Sunday, February 28, 2021, coast-to-coast, at 5pm PT/8 pm ET on NBC. The ceremony will broadcast LIVE from Los Angeles and New York for the show’s first ever bicoastal telecast. Tina Fey will be LIVE from the famed Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler will be LIVE from the iconic Beverly Hilton.
The Casa Zeta-Jones clothing collection started with conversations between Catherine and Universal Alliance about the ethos of the brand, who they wanted to dress, the aesthetic and direction of the collection.
“It took the course of a year to develop the collection. We have created a collection that not only embodies my vision, but speaks to my customer, a multi-faceted, modern, and conﬁdent woman who’s living a dynamic life,” said Catherine.
“We wanted it to represent a real lifestyle, that dresses women from morning to night, as we like to say from ‘everyday to extraordinary.”
“Before I met Catherine I knew she had exceptional personal style, but as we spoke more I began to realize Catherine really understands design, color, ﬁnishing, proportion, and fabric, ” said Fred Tutino, creative director of the Casa Zeta-Jones collection. “We would start talking about one idea and then as the conversation progressed we would come up with twenty more. It is a very ﬂuid partnership.”
The Collection is made using luxurious natural fabrics such as silks, cotton, and cashmere. Whether it’s for easy day dresses, chic yet casual sweaters and knit lounge pants, or your new favorite go-to luxurious blouse and perfect form ﬁtting pants for an evening out, everything has a premium look and feel. The collection is fashion-forward but designed to convey the effortless style. Catherine likes to describe it as “timeless classics with a feminine sensibility”.
The spring collection Future Natural by Casa Zeta-Jones collection takes its inspiration from the colors, shapes, and textures found in nature mixed with an edge of modern luxury.
The Emmy®-winning drama series IN TREATMENT returns for its fourth season this May on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba (“Mrs. America,” “Orange is the New Black”) will play the lead role of the therapist at the center of the season,
Buried by the Bernards
In 2017, Ryan Bernard opened the doors to R Bernard Funeral Services, offering complete, yet affordable funeral packages to help his community deal with exponentially high funeral costs. With family dra-medy at the center, the family-owned and operated business provides their community top tier care, service and comfort with a side of laughter in the toughest of times. In this line of work, the Bernards can’t neglect supporting each other and have their own special recipe for preserving their relationships – it’s one part understanding, a pinch of sarcasm, and a heaping spoonful of blatant honesty. This unorthodox funeral home is only outmatched by the unconventional Bernard family themselves.
Check trailer out here.
Coming 2 America
Eddie Murphy reprises his role as the ever charming Prince Akeem and leads an all star cast for the much anticipated sequel Coming 2 America.
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. The Jo Mag team will be ready and anticipating a fun night on March 5.
“Young Rock” focuses on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way. Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui star.
Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras serve as executive producers.
“Young Rock” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions.
The new series from the producers behind the hit “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” centers on the personal and professional lives of five successful, glamourous boss women who are redefining what it means to be a southern belle in Jackson, Mississippi.
These dynamic women represent Mississippi’s finest Black female entrepreneurs, determined to break ceilings – glass and otherwise – while shredding long-held stereotypes of the South. They must set aside their differences to redevelop a struggling mid-twentieth century historic district that was once known as the hub for Black-owned businesses.
The five principal belles include:
Dr. Antoinette Liles, one of the few Black female dentists in the state. Dr. Liles is navigating a recent divorce and opening her very own dental practice.
Lateshia Pearson is the CEO of the National Women’s Brunch Organization. Her brunches bring powerful women together and help promote self-empowerment, but now she has one goal in mind: to bring the ladies together to revitalize Farish Street, an iconic Black neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi.
Latrice Rogers is the young mastermind and entrepreneur behind Goddess Lengths, the most successful hair care emporium in the region.
Marie Hamilton-Abston, a self-made millionaire and CEO of the bustling Hamilton Davis Mental Health empire.
Tambra Cherie is the newly single midday diva and on-air radio personality for Jackson’s top hip-hop and R&B station and host of the most controversial radio show in the city, “The Relationship Hour.”
“Belle Collective” is executive produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King and Slane Hatch
In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige
Directed By Liesl Tommy Produced By Scott Bernstein, Harvey Mason Jr.
Executive Produced By Stacy Sher, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth
Whodunnit, and why, and will whoever knows get away with it — or get a close-up on TV? When her husband Karl (MATTHEW MODINE) goes missing, Sue Buttons (ALLISON JANNEY), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in small town Yuba County, California, to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster
(AWKWAFINA), a relentless local policewoman (REGINA HALL), her half-sister (MILA KUNIS) — a local news reporter desperate for a story — and her husband’s dead-beat brother (JIMMI SIMPSON) along with his sidekick (WANDA SYKES), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.
Directed by TATE TAYLOR (The Help, Get On Up, Ma ), BREAKING NEWS FROM YUBA COUNTY is a dark comedy about how attention, fame, and hijinx are a real killer combo.