Charlize Theron stars in Netflix’s Summer Flick The Old Guard

THE OLD GUARD (2020) – (L to R) Marwan Kenzari as Joe, Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker, Charlize Theron as Andy, Luca Marinelli as Nicky, Kiki Layne as Nile.
Photo Credit: AIMEE SPINKS/NETFLIX ©2020

With Summer Blockbuster season essentially canceled due to COVID-19, Netflix and other streaming services have dominated the entertainment landscape. The Old Guard is Netflix’s at-home summer action blockbuster for all the audiences that can’t make it to the theater.

The Netlfix original is Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (love & Basketball, Shots Fired) and stars Oscar Award winning actress Charlize Theron who also serves as a producer on the project. The crew in front of and behind the camera seems diverse and perfect for the current times.

 Cr. AMY SPINKS/NETFLIX © 2020

 

The Old Guard follows a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), and a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die who have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka, The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.

Check out the trailer here.

 

 

Brian McKnight’s New Album Exodus Now Available

R&B legend Brian McKnight is back with 20th studio album Exodus. This marks the award winning sing-songwriters 20th album. According to McKnight this will be his final release of original material. If McKnight keeps his word, he will have left his fans and the wider music-world an incredible legacy of hit singles and albums. We all look forward to the day Brian returns to the road to perform his songs for sold-out crowds all over the world, but until that day arrives you can purchase, stream, download, “Exodus” today!

Exodus is globally available on all streaming and download today, check here EXODUS by BRIAN MCKNIGHT.

Nobody is the 1st single off the album and Brian McKnight brings the touching and emotional visuals he’s know for. The video even has footage from his actual wedding ceremony!

Check out the visualizer for another hot song off the album, called Bad

Exodus encompasses 13 tunes with signature Brian love songs, a poignant emotional tribute and a surprise cover-song performed as only Brian McKnight could.

EXODUS TRACKLIST:
1. Unbelievable
2. Neva Get Enuf Of U
3. ’42 (Grown Up Tipsy)
4. Nobody
5. Bad
6. Stay On UR Mind
7. My Baby
8. Hula Girl (Leilani)
9. Sexy
10. When I’m Gone
11. Good Ol’ Fashioned Love
12. Can’t Say Goodbye
13. Fragile

Via Press Release

TENET Starring John David Washington in theaters July 17th

John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” The son of Denzel Washington is starring in one of the first films to release in what is hopefully post COVID-19, in theaters July 17th.

Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Not time travel.  Inversion.

The international cast of “Tenet” also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

Nolan wrote and directed the film, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen.  “Tenet” is produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan.  Thomas Hayslip served as executive producer.

Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson, and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher.  The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson.

www.Tenetfilm.com

Via Press Release

1 Angry Black Man: Film releases on VOD June 5th

 

Independent drama 1 Angry Black Man hits Video on Demand June 5th. A film of this genre and subject matter is unfortunately all too relevant today. Two recent tragedies involved the murder of George Floyd by a group of police officers and the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging. These incidents keep occurring in the real world and the film tackles the journey of black men in this country through the perspectives of an eclectic college class and a young man who was wrongfully arrested.

 

1 Angry Black Man on tells the story of Mike Anderson, a senior at a New England liberal arts college. After an erroneous arrest for a crime he did not commit, Mike’s story transitions to a day on his college campus, where as he heads to his African-American literature class, he continues to grapple with his unconscionable arrest. Mike’s emotions threaten to boil over during a class discussion that scrutinizes several prolific authors and activists, from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston. The film becomes an existential conversation among college intellectuals about gender dynamics, racism, and class, as well as an empirical study of the works of four iconic Black writers. It reveals boundary-pushing conversations college students are having today.  The filmfeatures Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. (“Life”), Amanda Jane Stern (“Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County”), Tim Moriarty (“Manifest”), Ramon Nuñez (“New Amsterdam,” “Bull”), Daphne Danielle (upcoming “God The Worm”) and introduces Keith Stone as Mike

Mary J. Blige – Bodycam

 

 

Mary J. Blige plays a cop in this mystery thriller BODYCAM when a routine traffic stop results in an unexplained grisly death of her colleague,  Mary J. Blige  realizes footage of an incident will play for her eyes only. Can you imagine the excitement and passion soulful singer Blige will bring to the role. Streaming on May 19 push play and take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on Broadway

Sister Act

Raven Symone can add Broadway star behind her name. She made her Broadway debut as a fabulously over the top singer, Deloris Van Carter, in “Sister Act” on March 27, bringing the house down.

Ghost

Ghost follows a young couple, Sam and Molly, who get mugged while walking home to their New York apartment one evening. Sam is murdered and becomes trapped in this world as a ghost, unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in great danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Odamae Brown, played by Whoppi Goldberg in the original film, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her. Molly is played by Caissie Levy. Sam is played by Richard Fleeshman. Davine Joy Randolph plays Odamae Brown.

Spiderman; Turn off the dark

Spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest row house in Queens to the skyscraping spire of the Crystal Building. The musical follows the story of teenager, Peter Parker, who’s unremarkable life is literally turned upside down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science geek, suddenly endowed with astonishing powers, soon learns that “with great power comes great responsibility,” as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character.

Television Lineup

What’s Coming up on the tube this fall

The look of prime time seems to be changing. Perhaps someone was listening because there are more people of color with leading roles. If you haven’t seen ABC’s new hit sitcom, “Scandal,” be sure to check it out. ABC is bringing it back for a second season. Scandal is more than ‘scandalous.’ Created by S’honda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy” & “Private Practice”), this political thriller series stars Kerry Washington (“I Think I Love My Wife”) as Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is a former White House communications director but because of the heated love affair with the President, Tony Goldwyn, Olivia Popes reinvents herself by opening a crisis management firm. Washington brings sass, spunk, arrogance, and sophistication to the character, with the confidence in her job performance and the reputation that precedes her.

Her staff consists of five checkered-past masterminds that assist in providing cleanup services for very high-end clients. The kicker to the storyline is the hidden truths and lies with lingering accusations that the President’s marriage is a facade or that he and Olivia share more than a professional relationship, with the First Lady’s blessing. While Olivia Pope and staff get their clients out of sticky situations, her dedication is forever to the Nations Leader. And if that is not enough, the series explores possibilities of presidential infidelity, paternity, homicide and in-house sabotage.

You have seen our next star most recently on the World War II film, “Red Tails” and you know him from break dancing and Beyonce’s love interest in “The Fighting Temptations.” You will be able to enjoy the energy of Cuba Gooding Jr. on Fox as the leading role in “Guilty.” “Guilty” follows the life of William Billy Remz (Gooding) a morally ambiguous defense attorney who after being falsely convicted of fraud, is stripped of his license to practice law. He will use his unorthodox legal techniques to solve cases that he has been banned from handling, all the while moving closer to getting revenge upon those who framed him.

ABC’s “Last Resort” looks like it’s going to be a very suspenseful, fast moving series starring Andre Braugher. It’s about the renegade crew of a United States Navy Ohio class ballistic missile submarine. The vessel is fired upon and the crew is left for dead after they realize they have been declared enemies of their own country. They’ve set up camp on an island, and struggle to figure out who their deadly enemy is. The leader keeps them focused on their mission to return home soon to their families. This Fall, in her first television series role, Meagan Goode (“Think Like Man” and “Jumping the Broom”) is the leading lady in the NBC drama “Notorious” written by Liz Helders. Joanna Locasto (Good) returns undercover to a wealthy and troubled household that she was raised in as the housekeepers daughter. She is there to solve a murder of her one-time best friend, Lawson.

This summer Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash pair up as husband and wife in a new television series, “Have Faith” on TV Land. Nash’s character is not that far from herself. Cedric the Entertainer is no stranger to playing a preacher. He also sings.