FATALE

fter a wild one-night stand, Derrick (Michael Ealy), a successful sports agent, watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers that the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for, is a determined police detective (Hilary Swank) who entangles him in her latest investigation. As he tries desperately to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. FATALE is a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life.

Starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Danny Pino, Tyrin Turner

Directed By  Deon Taylor

Produced By Roxanne Avent Taylor, p.g.a., Deon Taylor, p.g.a., Hilary Swank

 

Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy on the set of FATALE. Photo By: Scott Everett White

Dutch

 

 

It is the urban-lit cult classic from the Teri Woods series Dutch that breaks all the rules. It introduces a player who will use any means necessary to dominate the streets and beyond. There isn’t an angle he can’t work or a
woman he can’t seduce and it’s taken Bernard James, Jr. aka Dutch, no time at all to turn an African drug lord’s stolen heroin business into the East Coast’s most feared drug empire. And there’s no shortage of enemies vowing to take him down, including a vengeful Mafia heir, an ambitious DA, and a conscience-stricken former friend. But none of his enemies can stop what they can’t see. With his life on the line and the face of the enemy in everyone he sees, Dutch plays the game and scores a winning hand in the face of all that betrayed him. But, there is one woman Dutch just can’t resist who will shake his ice-cold control to its core. And it will be the one betrayal that he never sees coming that will put more than he ever imagined at risk.
PRODUCERS: Manny Halley, Rodney Turner II, and Yolanda Halley
KEY CAST: Lance Gross, Jeremy Meeks, Macy Gray, Gunna, Natasha Marc, Tyrin Turner, Melissa
Williams, Malcolm Kelly and Kyle Massey

The Christmas Chronicles Part Two

It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Written and directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and co-starring Goldie Hawn, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO (L to R) GOLDIE HAWN as MRS. CLAUS, KURT RUSSELL as SANTA CLAUS in THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO. Cr. JOSEPH LEDERER/NETFLIX © 2020

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO (L to R) KURT RUSSELL as SANTA CLAUS in THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO. Cr. JOSEPH LEDERER/NETFLIX © 2020

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO (L to R) CHRIS COLUMBUS as DIRECTOR, GOLDIE HAWN as MRS. CLAUS, KURT RUSSELL as SANTA CLAUS in THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO. Cr. JOSEPH LEDERER/NETFLIX © 2020

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO (L to R) TYRESE GIBSON as BOB, KIMBERLY WILLIAMS PAISLEY as CLAIRE in THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO. Cr. JOSEPH LEDERER/NETFLIX © 2020

the-christmas-chronicles-part-two-XmasChron2_WelcometotheNorthPole_h264_sd2 is an action-packed adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit.

 

One Night in Miami

(L-R) Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Aldis Hodge star in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

Amazon Studios Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by: Regina King Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson with Beau Bridges & Lance Reddick Music by: Terence Blanchard Executive Producers: Regina King, Kemp Powers, Paul O. Davis, Chris Harding Producers: Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein Screenplay by:

Kemp Powers Based on the Stage Play “One Night In Miami…” by Kemp Powers

On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate. A Happy Accident and An Obsession The idea for the play which evolved into the movie One Night In Miami…came to Kemp Powers, who wrote the script for both the play and the movie, by accident and maybe by fate. “I stumbled across the idea while reading a book about the intersection of sports and the civil rights movement. It mentioned that following his first defeat of Sonny Liston, Cassius Clay, who would one day become Muhammad Ali, went back to the Hampton House Hotel in Overtown, Florida near Miami where he spent a quiet evening in conversation with friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown,” says Powers. “This was just a little paragraph in a book that kind of blew my mind at the time. I read that paragraph once, then I had to go back and read it a few more times and go, wait a minute.” That accident became an obsession. “I couldn’t get that paragraph out of my mind. After all, these were four of my heroes. I became very obsessed about this idea of discovering how these men met and why they were hanging out with one another,” explains Powers. “I read every biography I could on each of the four men. I dug up every interview that I could find. The more I learned about them, the more that it seemed natural that they would have been drawn to one another. They were unapologetic in their art. They were unapologetic in their political beliefs. And in the early 1960s to be a free, unapologetic Black man was quite a rarity.” Part of the reason Powers penned the play is the generational relevance of the conversation that took place in the Hampton House Hotel still has today. “I wrote the play because the lives of all four of these men speak to me. The debate and conversation they engage in during the stage play is actually the same debate that I would have in my dormitory with my friends when I was attending Howard University,” explains the writer. “It’s this question of what are the social responsibilities of an artist of color? Should I want to have social responsibilities? Can I just be an athlete? Can I just be a singer? Can I just be an

artist? Why do I always have to be a Black artist? And the question is, should you embrace that? Should you try to go away from it? And that was the discussion that I was having in the 1990s in my dormitory, and I’m sure that there’s a group of teenagers and young adults of color having that debate right now in their dormitory.” One Night in Miami, the play which is an imagining of what may have transpired that night, premiered at the Rogue Machine Theater in Los Angeles in June of 2013. The play’s premiere production garnered

 

three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and four NAACP Theatre awards. Powers was awarded the Ted Schmitt Award for outstanding world premiere of a new play. After seeing one of those performances, Jody Klein became such a fan that he wanted to get involved with the play and became a producer of both the play and the film. “I met with Kemp and we hit it off right from the start and we decided to work together,” explains Klein. Film Producer Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment along with his producing partner and wife, Jess Wu Calder, also saw One Night In Miami during its run at the Rogue Machine Theatre. “I first heard about the play from a friend of mine, who said it is amazing and it is right up mine and Jess’ alley. He knew we were already huge fans of Sam Cooke. We caught one of the last performances in its first run and we were just really blown away,” says Keith Calder. “The story of the friendship between Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Cassius Clay was electrifying. We knew immediately it could be a wonderful movie. We tracked down Kemp Powers to pitch him on the idea of doing it as a movie. Kemp and Jody Klein were both excited about the idea of doing the play as a movie. Jess and I convinced them we were the right partners for the project.” The Calders went on to see the play again in Miami and London. “We saw the power in what we saw on stage. It touched our hearts and it touched our souls,” says Jess Wu Calder. “We felt compelled to translate that power to the screen to reach an even wider audience and perhaps mobilize them to action with the hope of creating a better world for future generations.” Regina King’s Feature Film Directorial Debut Once the producers decided to move forward, they were next tasked with finding a director. During that time Regina King won her Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. She later won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the same film. “While we were trying to decide who the right director was for One Night In Miami…, Regina won her Golden Globe and started talking about what she wanted to do as a director and we were just blown away by her speech,” says Keith Calder. “We started reading more about Regina as a television director. We quickly realized that she was the dream pick.” Producers reached out to King’s agent and were told that for her feature film directorial debut she was actually looking for a project that was based on historical figures, that had an important message and could have strong performances. “Regina was already embodying everything the movie is trying to say. Luckily, she was passionate about Kemp’s script,” says Jess Wu Calder. “We knew from that initial meeting with her this would be a very special film if we could make it together.” “I knew I wanted to do the film because we don’t get the opportunity to see Black men celebrated in such a complex way that often in film and TV,” explains King. “Normally when we see Black men in film or on TV, we are not able to see them be vulnerable and strong at the same time. That is something I felt Kemp captured so amazingly well. I became a part of the project because I was so inspired by the script which gives the opportunity to explore and respect these men in a moment and truly see who they were as men beyond and behind their iconic images.” “Regina King came to us from up above – simple as that,” says Klein.

 

 

 

 

 

Jingle-Jangle A Christmas Journey

 

 

Jingle- Jangle

Starring

 

FOREST WHITAKER

KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY

HUGH BONNEVILLE

ANIKA NONI ROSE

Introducing MADALEN MILLS as Journey with PHYLICIA RASHAD and RICKY MARTIN, JUSTIN CORNWELL SHARON ROSE LISA DAVINA PHILLIP KIERON DYER

 

A holiday musical event over 20 years in the making, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a timeless yet unprecedented tale of magic, second chances, and the power of love to conquer all obstacles. Written and directed by David E. Talbert (Almost Christmas), the film stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (Dolemite Is My Name), Tony Award® winners Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) and Phylicia Rashad (the Creed films), Golden Globe® nominee Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Grammy® winner Ricky Martin (American Crime Story), and newcomer Madalen Mills as the denizens of the fictional town of Cobbleton,

A place where anything is possible. Interspersed with whimsical stop-motion animation, show-stopping choreography, and original music by eight-time Grammy Award-winner Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars’s primary songwriter), Davy Nathan, Michael Diskint, and EGOT winner John Legend, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is the culmination of a lifetime’s worth of imagination and redefines what a classic musical fantasy can be for a new generation of dreamers. While Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey may be Talbert’s fifth feature film, the prolific playwright and stage director’s career in musical theater spans 30 years with over 14 top-grossing national tours under his belt. To say he’s familiar with the ways music inherently supports a narrative is an understatement. But the earliest inspiration for the film didn’t come in the form of a song; rather it started as a poem that Talbert wrote which ruminated on the healing power of love and the magic it possesses.

“It was something that weighed heavily on my mind as I got older, the concept of time. How do you recapture it? How do you recapture your magic?” says Talbert. “It’s love that makes everything work again. And that’s really the spirit of this story.” Together with his producing partner and wife Lyn Sisson-Talbert — who has produced all of Talbert’s plays and films — David set about turning the idea into a musical that was initially intended for the stage. He started writing the first iterations of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey in 1998, taking inspiration from works like Dreamgirls and The Wiz. He continued to tinker with the story as the years went by, but itwasn’t until the birth of their son, Elias, now 7, that it became apparent that the story was not only better suited for film, but one that the medium desperately needed.

“All the greatest memories I had as a child came from the magic and wonder in the movies I saw. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and the original Doctor Doolittle with Rex Harrison were ones I rewatched. But as I’m sitting down with my son, watching these films, there was no representation or any diversity in any of them. So I wanted to revisit the joy, the magic, the wonder of my childhood, but then infuse it with people who look like me,” says Talbert. The key that unlocked everything was accessibility. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is as universal as a story gets, it just happens to feature people of color in nearly every role. Every show-stopping moment — from its grand opening, to its heroic Indiana Jones-like set pieces, to its emotional final act — is populated by people who are given costumes, hairstyles, choreography, and musical numbers (not to mention aspirations, intellect, and skill sets) that weren’t typically afforded them in the films of yesteryear. “As an artist and creator, I want to make a film that inspires and entertains. I just want to have it be more representative of the world. Something that says people of color can exist in a magical world.” Soon after Netflix had acquired the film, Get Lifted, the celebrated production company founded by Emmy and Tony Award-winning Producer Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and EGOT recipient John Legend, came on board after they heard about the project from Executive Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr. “Harvey called me to see if I’d be interested in doing a holiday musical and I said absolutely,” says Jackson. “But after reading the script and realizing it was focused on a Black family, I knew it was a major opportunity to be a part of storytelling in a way we’ve never seen before. Obviously, we’ve seen Black families in holiday films, but nothing of this size and scope with the music, the CGI, and the animation. It just felt like it was going to be spectacular — and it is.” With hits such as Jesus Christ Superstar and the Oscar®-winning La La Land in their repertoire, Get Lifted was the perfect company to help shepherd Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey through the production process. “The film hits on a lot of touchstones that are important to our company, so to support David and Lyn in producing this idea they birthed into existence 20 years ago was really special,” says Jackson.

 

BET’S Let’s Stay Together Star Bert Belasco Passes away

Our friend in entertainment Bert Belasco from BET’S Let’s Stay Together has passed away at age 38  according to TMZ. Bert’s father say’s his son’s body was found Sunday inside a hotel room in Richmond VA. Belasco was about to start on a project for a new movie role. Bert Sr. says he was required to quarantine at the hotel before he could come to set.  Bert’s girlfriend couldn’t get a hold of him and eventually asked hotel staff to check on him. TMZ was told when he was discovered there was blood on the sheets His father tells TMZ he believes his son suffered a fatal aneurysm. The family is awaiting for the autopsy results. Belasco appeared on several episodes of Pitch, “I’m Dying Up Here” and 52 episodes of “Lets stay together” on BET.

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

RIP

Between The World and Me

HBO’s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
Debuts November 21.

HBO’s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, a gripping adaption of the New York Times #1 bestselling book
by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Apollo stage performance of the same name, debuts SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, this
urgent story of hope and resilience combines elements of that production, including powerful
readings from Coates’ book, and is directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive
Producer Kamilah Forbes.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
Coates’ book, which is now recognized as a classic of the Black Lives Matter era, has been reimagined
during a global pandemic against the backdrop of the killing of Breonna Taylor and global protests for
Black lives. Anchored by an ensemble performance, including Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Yara
Shahidi, Oprah Winfrey and others, this special embodies Coates’ letter to his 15-year-old son on
coming of age in Black America. From Jharrell Jerome delivering the pains of growing up in Baltimore’s
inner city, to Susan Kelechi Watson evoking the HBCU experience, to the musical collaboration of Tariq
“Black Thought” Trotter and Ledisi, BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME explores Coates’ vision of a race
built beneath white supremacy, and a people built despite it. The special is as breathtaking,
heartbreaking and layered as the Black experience in America.

 

Rance Allen

Gospel artist around the world will never forget the legendary Rance Allen. He ministered through his music to all. You couldn’t help but get excited when you hear his vocal ability and his awesome runs. “For sure Rance Allen had that thing!” At the last Gospel Superfest in Dayton OH in 2019, Allen had everyone up on there feet praising God with his hit song “Something About The Name Jesus” Rance Allen will truly be missed.

News Of The World Starring Tom Hanks, & Helena Zengel

NEWS OF THE WORLD                                                                      DECEMBER 25, 2020

Genre:                             Drama

Cast:                               Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel

Director:                           Paul Greengrass

Screenplay By:                  Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies,

based upon the novel by Paulette Jiles

Producers:                        Gary Goetzman, Gail Mutrux, Gregory Goodman

Executive Producers:          Steven Shareshian, Tore Schmidt

This Christmas, Universal Pictures is proud to present Tom Hanks starring in News of the World, a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass, reuniting for the first time with his star from their 2013 Best Picture nominee Captain Phillips.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

News of the World is directed by Greengrass (the Bourne films, United 93) from his screenplay with Luke Davies (Lion), based on the National Book Award finalist and best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles. The film is produced by Gary Goetzman (Mamma Mia! franchise, Greyhound), Gail Mutrux (The Danish Girl, Donnie Brasco) and Gregory Goodman (22 July, 8 Mile). The executive producers are Steven Shareshian and Tore Schmidt. The film’s music is by eight-time Academy Award® nominee James Newton Howard.

“Happy Death Day” Creators Have a New “Freaky” Film Coming Soon

This November, on Friday the 13th, prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. 
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.

When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.
With some help from her friends—ultra-woke Nyla (Celeste O’Connor, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich, The Goldfinch) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton, Enter the Warriors Gate)—Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse while The Butcher discovers that having a female teen body is the perfect cover for a little Homecoming killing spree.
The film also stars Alan Ruck (HBO’s Succession), Katie Finneran (TV’s Why Women Kill) and Dana Drori (Hulu’s High Fidelity).
From the deliciously debased mind of writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise) comes a pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior, and the brutal truth about high school. 
Freaky is written by Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy (Fox’s Bordertown) and is produced by Jason Blum (HalloweenThe Invisible Man). The film is produced by Blumhouse Productions in association with Divide/Conquer. The executive producers are Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. 
Press Release Via EPK.tv

Ghostbusters Drive-In Suprise amid remake’s pushback

 

 

Culver City, CA – August 16, 2020 – Jason Reitman introduces a screening of the original Ghostbusters at the Sony Pictures drive-in on the historic Sony Pictures lot.

 

Screenings of the original Ghostbusters film continued at drive-ins across the country due the global pandemic, yet at one special screening in Culver City, LA audiences got a special treat. The director of the upcoming new Ghostbusters film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Jason Reitman introduced the film with the original ghostbusters mobile, the Ecto. Reitman making the speech at the historic Sony Lot was a special moment as the reboot Ghostbusters: Afterlife was set to release this summer. More details and the movie trailer below.

 

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan. The cast includes: Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd.

 

Culver City, CA – August 16, 2020 – Screening of the original GHOSTBUSTERS, at the Sony Pictures drive-in on the historic Sony Pictures lot.

 

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.