Voter suppression is a hot button issue right now, and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés tackle the subject in an Untitled Voting Rights documentary featuring former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams which Amazon Studios has acquired. The announcement doesn’t reveal whether the documentary will stream before the 2020 primaries in November but that it will be this year. See the official press release.
Ron Howard is the best dad in the eyes of his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard so she’s honoring dads in a new Apple TV+ documentary. She features her dad Ron, as well as other celebrity dads and regular fathers. Watch the new trailer and poster.
Since Comic Con in San Diego is no longer happening in person but online in light of the pandemic, DC is bringing their own virtual fan experience for free on Saturday, August 22 for a 24-hour event showcasing their DC universe of upcoming feature films, comics, WB games and tv and streaming shows. That includes exclusive footage reveal for THE SUICIDE SQUAD, WONDER WOMAN 1984 and Zack Snyder's cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE. The best part is that it's open to all for free.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, the LGBTQ community is also part of the conversation when it comes to equal rights. A new Hulu series, "Love, Victor" tackles the subject with a coming of age story starring Michael Cimino (ANABELLE COMES HOME) as Victor and Ana Ortiz (“Whiskey Cavalier,” “Ugly Betty”) as mom. The actress opens up about her character who may not be accepting of her son's orientation because of machismo culture.
As movie theaters set to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic at half-capacity or with no restrictions at all in places like Georgia, the summer blockbusters are revving to go but Warner Bros. has decided to move WONDER WOMAN 1984 from August to October. Warner Bros.' other high-profile movie TENET, directed by Christopher Nolan, was pushed back two weeks to July 31st. BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, on the other hand, moved up their release two weeks to August 14, the date left open by the WONDER WOMAN sequel change. Here's how your summer movie options are shaping up to look like.
Dave Chappelle felt compelled to put on an impromptu stand-up special in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis cop. The half-hour special he titled "8:46" in reference to how long a knee was to his neck, is streaming for free on Netflix's YouTube channel, the comedian tackles the protest, CNN's Don Lemon, a black conseravatives' view of Floyd's culpability (she will remain unnamed) and give historical context of racial injustice. While there are some funny gags, Chapelle uses the time to rant about the events of the last two weeks.
Bella Thorne ("The Duff," MIDNIGHT SUN) and Jake Manley ("The Order," HOLIDATE) are a modern day Bonnie & Clyde except one of them isn't interested in money but social media fame in INFAMOUS. Written and directed by Joshua Caldwell, the crime caper is a morality tale in the age of social media when everyone is looking to cash in on instant fame no matter the cost.
Elisabeth Moss delivers yet another riveting performance in her new movie, SHIRLEY, reminding us why she's the best actress this generation. Based on Susan Scarf Merrell's book, "Shirley: A Novel" about reclusive horror and mystery author Shirley Jackson played by Moss, SHIRLEY is not so much a biography but a study into the mind of a writer. Actress Odessa Young, in a breakthrough performance, engages with Moss in a sort of cat and mouse game that's unique and intriguing.
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter visit themselves in the future, and find two really buff guys in the first teaser trailer for BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. The new trailer and poster arrive in honor of Bill & Ted Day.
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in the psychological thriller, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT. The new trailer is certainly a scary one with shadows providing most of the fright, and the writer/director behind the lens gives us hope it'll be a good one. Watch the new trailer and check out the new poster.
Odessa Young (ASSASINATION NATION, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES) stars as Logan Lerman's wife in the new Hulu movie, SHIRLEY. The Australian actress talks to CineMovie about her intimate scenes with Lerman and how his sweet nature helped her get through her first nude scenes. SHIRLEY, now streaming on Hulu, stars Elisabeth Moss as renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson.
In the wake of George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter protests, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell finally acknowledged the movement that inspired taking a knee at football games. However, the controversial issue of using Native Indian slur as a team name has not been addressed. A new documentary currently in production tackles the subject matter. While the documentary is still in production, the filmmakers have released a trailer as the discussion of racial inequalities ramps up. Watch the trailer and read full announcement.
Actor and singer Rodrigo Massa was about to drop his sophomoric album, "La Fiesta" when the world came a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can catch the Brazilian native now on Netflix's "El Dragon, Return of the Warrior" season 1 and 2 but his next gig as an actor is uncertain. The actor tells CineMovie how he's tackling the tumultuous times and why he skipped moving to Hollywood and straight to Canada for a Tinseltown career.