The Hollywood Critics Association announced the winners of the 3rd annual HCA Midseason Awards on Thursday. Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS Netflix movie was the big winner with four top awards going to Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Male Director. The winners for best television shows and streaming service series were also announced.
Last week, Funimation brought together a virtual industry panel at FunimationCon 2020, and dropped tons of news for their new and returning series, an upcoming theatrical release, expansion of Funimation to Latin America and their streaming service. Get the breakdown of the news.
Kevin Hart pairs up with an unlikely cohort in DIE HART, a new Quibi series that riffs on the DIE HARD title. Watch the new trailer with Kevin Hart playing a fictionalized version of himself starring opposite John Travolta.
Senator John Lewis' 60 plus years of social activism and legislative action in Congress is captured in a new documentary, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE now available on Digital. The film directed by Dawn Porter chronicles his early life as a sharecroppers son, his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957, his training as a Freedom Rider fighting for equality and on the campaign trail supporting new incumbents. CineMovie talked to one of the producers, Erika Alexander in our first podcast below.
If you want to become an actor, The Juilliard School in NYC is the go-to place to study drama. The school's prestigious art program graduated some of the best actors of this generation including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone, Anthony Mackie, Laura Linney just to name a few. Many of these actors credit one the founders of the school's legendary Drama Division, Moni Yakim as an inspiration with his unusual teaching technique. A new documentary, CREATING A CHARACTER: THE MONI YAKIM LEGACY takes audiences into his class and how his roots as a mime helped develop his technique. CineMovie talked to the legendary teacher about his distinctive teaching methods.
In FORCE OF NATURE, Mel Gibson and Emile Hirsch play the douchey cops people are protesting against. FORCE OF NATURE also stars Kate Bosworth in an edge-of-your-seat thriller that has many flaws but it'll keep your interest, however the timing for this movie is inappropriate.
David Ayer returns to the thug life on the streets of Los Angeles in a new movie, TAX COLLECTOR starring Shia LaBeouf as "Creeper." Watch the new trailer and poster for the movie hitting theaters, On Demand and Digital August 7.
The world will get to experience the hit "Hamilton" Broadway musical on Disney+ Friday, June 3rd. What we'll see in the Lin-Manuel Miranda movie version will be the same exact stage play except with an interactive view. Miranda, the cast, and the film's director Thomas Kail reunited virtually to discuss how they shot the show as business as usual during a live performance with audience.
Director Michael Polish (TWIN FALLS IDAHO, NORFOLK) directs Mel Gibson, Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth in FORCE OF NATURE, an edge-of-your-seat action-thriller set in Puerto Rico during a hurricane. Polish talks to CineMovie about making the movie, now available on Digital platforms and DVD, and its themes that seem more relevant now more than ever.
INTO THE UNKNOWN: MAKING FROZEN 2 docuseries takes fans through the entire process of making one of the most highly anticipated animated sequels. The filmmakers, cast and the docuseries director Megan Harding came together on a Zoom call to reminisce about their time making FROZEN 2 and having cameras following them for 115 days.
2020 is not your normal year as COVID-19 has forced movie audiences to shift their viewing to streaming services. To reflect the change, the Hollywood Critics Association is now including movies and series in the 3rd annual HCA midseason awards. The nominations were announced Monday morning, and SHIRLEY starring Elisabeth Mossleads with seven nominations followed by Margot Robbie's BIRDS OF PREY and Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS. See the entire list below.
Matthew Vaughn returns to direct the third installment of THE KING'S MAN with an all new cast. The King’s Men origin story stars Ralph Fiennes in a role that gives us deja vu from his time as a spy in the 1998's THE AVENGERS. We also get a first glimpse of his costarsGemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl and Djimon Hounsou. Watch the new trailer.