The High Note
on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights, and Maggie (Dakota Johnson), her overworked personal assistant. While stuck running errands, Maggie still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.Rated: PG-13Release Date: May 29, 2020
The Vast of Night
on May 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM
In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.Rated: PG-13Release Date: May 29, 2020
on May 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM
In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: May 23, 2020
The Painter and the Thief
on May 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: May 22, 2020
The Trip to Greece
on May 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM
When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in The Trip to Greece. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life! Featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as a lot of shooting in restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and at the Peloponnese.Rated: NRRelease Date: May 22, 2020
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by Steven Yoder on May 22, 2020 at 6:41 PM
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani team up for a zany, full-tilt adventure in the new comedy from director Michael Showalter.
The Compassionate Comedy of Fred Willard
by Chris Steffen on May 18, 2020 at 6:04 PM
While the characters Willard played were often ignorant, abrasive, or overly confident, Willard imbued them with a humanity that inferred their flaws rather than lingered on them.
by Travis Norris on May 15, 2020 at 5:36 PM
Scooby Doo, Shaggy, and the whole gang make the jump to a 3D animated feature, featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfriend, Mark Wahlberg, Will Forte, and Gina Rodriguez.
Trolls World Tour
by Jules Fox on April 10, 2020 at 6:51 PM
The Trolls rally to protect their musical freedom in the latest installment, featuring the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Ozzy Osbourne, and James Corden.
Streaming Picks: Documentaries About Actors
by Chris Steffen on April 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM
Take a drunken boat ride with Sterling Hayden, outrun the cops alongside Dennis Hopper, and join Hedy Lamarr in the fight for proper recognition in these selections about the trials and travails of noted performers.
Take a peek behind the scenes of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women
by Hannah Woodhead on May 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM
Watch Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and co frolic in the Massachusetts countryside.
Covideo Classics: 10 Covidfield Lane
by LWLies on May 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM
David Squires takes stock of the latest COVID-19 guidance, and whether it’s safe to leave the bunker...
Discover the out-of-time futurism of this ’90s Philip K Dick adaptation
by Anton Bitel on May 24, 2020 at 10:28 AM
Christian Duguay’s Screamers, starring RoboCop’s Peter Weller, was originally conceived back in 1981.
New survey suggests UK cinemas won’t reopen until September
by Charles Bramesco on May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
And that’s the earliest projected date, according to a report from the Independent Cinema Office.
A new online anime festival promises to broaden horizons
by Kambole Campbell on May 22, 2020 at 9:36 AM
Screen Anime will allow fans to discover more of Japan’s animation output, offering a wide range of films new and old.
Improved Q4 Results for Lionsgate
by Mansha Daswani on May 22, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Fourth-quarter revenues at Lionsgate were up slightly to $944.3 million, while the indie studio narrowed its loss to $44.9 million from $155.2 million in the same period last year. The post Improved Q4 Results for Lionsgate appeared first on WORLD SCREEN.
by World Screen on May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Updating daily, Staying Connected features feedback from media executives across the globe about how the pandemic has impacted their lives and businesses. The post Staying Connected appeared first on WORLD SCREEN.
FilmRise & all3media international Ink Programming Pact
by Chelsea Regan on May 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM
FilmRise and all3media international have entered into an agreement that will expand the visibility of the latter’s existing content arrangements on the Amazon Prime Video, IMDb TV and The Roku Channel streaming platforms. The post FilmRise & all3media international Ink Programming Pact appeared first on WORLD SCREEN.
Report: Global Entertainment Business to Lose $160 Billion in Growth
by Mansha Daswani on May 21, 2020 at 1:39 PM
Over the next five years, the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the worldwide entertainment business $160 billion, according to Ampere Analysis. The post Report: Global Entertainment Business to Lose $160 Billion in Growth appeared first on WORLD SCREEN.
Restarting TV Production in the U.K.
by Kristin Brzoznowski on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM
A group of U.K. media companies and trade organizations—ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact—have released some guidelines to help enable a return to production amid COVID-19. The post Restarting TV Production in the U.K. appeared first on WORLD SCREEN.
‘The High Note’: Film Review
by Owen Gleiberman on May 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Dakota Johnson, with her sun-dazed smile and wary doe-eyed glow (the look of an innocent who knows how to thread her way through a world of predators), can be a winsomely appealing performer, but what is she doing in “The High Note” playing Maggie, the personal assistant to an imperious pop-star diva? It’s the kind
How Carole Lombard Became Hollywood’s First Casualty of World War II
by Cynthia Littleton on May 25, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Carole Lombard came to Hollywood from the Midwest at the age of 7 and was making Westerns at Fox by age 9. The legendary star of such classics as “My Man Godfrey” and “Twentieth Century” would rise to become a high-paid performer in the middle of the Depression. Lombard was known for her tomboy style,
San Sebastian Festival Powers Up New WIP Latam, Bows WIP Europa, Streamlines
by John Hopewell on May 25, 2020 at 1:26 PM
In a major reboot of its pix-in-post strands, which in turn forms part of a new streamlining, the San Sebastian Film Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world, has launched two new pix-in-post showcases, WIP Latam and WIP Europa. WIP Latam replaces Films in Progress, launched in 2003 as a joint venture with
India Reveals Post-Coronavirus Film Shoot Protocol and Guidelines for Multiplexes
by Naman Ramachandran on May 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM
The Producers Guild of India (PGI) has published a comprehensive protocol document that will govern shoots after the coronavirus pandemic subsides. The 37-page “Back to Action’ protocol explains hygiene matters such as mandatory hand-washing, triple-layer mask and gloves, the avoidance of handshakes and shared cigarettes, and how two metres of social distancing should be maintained.
Korean Box Office Has Yet to Find Post-Coronavirus New Normal
by Patrick Frater on May 25, 2020 at 11:42 AM
South Korean cinemas have reopened. But business is far from normal. Nationwide box office over the weekend trickled in at just 7% of what it was this time last year. And with Hollywood’s direct players and local distributors reluctant to release big titles since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, screens have been filled
Regional government gives go-ahead for Venice to take place in September
on May 25, 2020 at 1:33 PM
Veneto governor Luca Zaia is also board member of Biennale.
Screen Talks live Q&A: Weta, ILM, Framestore chiefs to discuss what’s next for VFX sector
on May 22, 2020 at 9:28 PM
David Conley, Fiona Walkinshaw and Rob Bredow will join Screen’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay for discussion on Thursday, May 28, at 20:00 BST.
Mexican government backpedals on proposal to cut film fund
on May 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM
Imcine says it is moving ahead with plan to merge Fidecine, Foprocine funds.
UK indie cinemas will only survive three months with social distancing, says survey
on May 22, 2020 at 1:08 PM
The majority of respondents were community cinemas, charity venues and film festivals.
UK director Coky Giedroyc on prepping Take That musical ‘Greatest Days’ in lockdown
on May 22, 2020 at 12:28 PM
The filmmaker also talks ’How To Build A Girl’’s release, her Mary Shelley project and watching ’The Graduate’ with her kids.
Marvel Studios News podcast #164 – X-Men, Galactus, and more MCU questions from listeners!
by Sean Gerber on May 20, 2020 at 5:31 PM
There may be a shortage of news right now, but there are always plenty of questions surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe! How should the X-Men and mutants be added into the MCU? Should Galactus be the next big bad? Is Thor set for another trilogy? What are our favorite moments in each phase of The The post Marvel Studios News podcast #164 – X-Men, Galactus, and more MCU questions from listeners! appeared first on Marvel Studios News.
Marvel Studios News podcast #163 – Updated MCU slate (again) and a Marvelous Moment with Black Widow
by Sean Gerber on May 4, 2020 at 11:36 PM
This week was originally supposed to be our Black Widow spoiler review. That’s been delayed six months, so instead we discuss a “Marvelous Moment” in Avengers: Endgame that provides key perspective for Natasha Romanoff’s stand-alone film. Before that, we discuss the history of Marvel movies in May and look at the latest MCU release calendar! If you The post Marvel Studios News podcast #163 – Updated MCU slate (again) and a Marvelous Moment with Black Widow appeared first on Marvel Studios News.
Marvel Studios News podcast #162: Marvel Studios can (and should) have a panel without San Diego Comic-Con
by Sean Gerber on April 22, 2020 at 8:45 PM
San Diego Comic-Con has officially been canceled. It is the right thing to do and we understand all of the reasons why, but it’s still disappointing. Even so, Marvel Studios has options outside of SDCC and Hall H is the company wants to engage MCU fandom. We discuss Marvel’s virtual panel options on Disney+ (or The post Marvel Studios News podcast #162: Marvel Studios can (and should) have a panel without San Diego Comic-Con appeared first on Marvel Studios News.
Marvel Studios News podcast #161 – Marvel Studios release dates reshuffled
by Sean Gerber on April 8, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Marvel Studios has rearranged several release dates as part of a larger shift on Disney’s slate. We look at the new schedule for Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2. We also The post Marvel Studios News podcast #161 – Marvel Studios release dates reshuffled appeared first on Marvel Studios News.
Marvel Studios News podcast #160 – What should Disney do with ‘Black Widow’?
by Sean Gerber on April 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM
Disney and Marvel Studios, as of this moment, are still planning to release Black Widow in theaters. That’s the plan right now, but plans always have the potential to change. This week, we explore the different factors Disney may look at and how VOD and Disney+ could, at some point, become a more attractive option, The post Marvel Studios News podcast #160 – What should Disney do with ‘Black Widow’? appeared first on Marvel Studios News.