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‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Horrors Both Human and Otherworldly Haunt Misha Green’s Spellbinding Series

“This is the story of a boy and his dream,” a narrator tells us. “But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and a dream that is truly American.” That narrator is from the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story, but he’s also, in effect, narrating Lovecraft Country, Misha Green‘s phenomenal horror series. Rather than just use musical needle drops, Lovecraft Country uses narration pulled from other sources, audio clips, spoken-word poetry, creating a rich tapestry; a collage; a mosaic. ...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, Rihanna, Horror, Stephen King, America, Indiana, Features, Green, Chicago, Adaptation, New England, Montrose, James Baldwin


Small Axe Trailer: Letitia Wright Stars in Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Small Axe trailer: Letitia Wright stars in Steve McQueen’s anthology series Amazon Prime Video has released the first-look trailer for Oscar-winner Steve McQueen’s forthcoming anthology drama series titled Small Axe, providing us a preview of one of the episodes titled “Mangrove” which will be led by Black Panther star Letitia Wright. Based on true events, the trailer for the timely episode also comes in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Mangrove March which s...
Tags: Amazon, TV, London, Movies, Trailer, Aaron Sorkin, Bbc, Chicago, TV News, Steve McQueen, Bob Marley, Mcqueen, Bbc Studios, Amazon Prime Video, Wright, Skywalker


‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Trailer: This Might Be The Best Trailer You’ll See All Year

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party, and how he was betrayed by William O’Neal, a petty criminal forced by the FBI to infiltrate the Panthers and sow discord within Hampton’s movement. Daniel Kaluuya plays Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield is O’Neal, with Shaka King directing in his feature directorial debut and Ryan Coogler producing. And man oh man, is this one of the best trailers you’re going to watch this year. Judas and the Blac...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, Fbi, Chicago, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Illinois, Ryan Coogler, Black Messiah, Warner Brothers, True Story, Black, Martin Sheen, Black Panthers, Fred


Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer Reunites Kaluuya & Stanfield

Judas and the Black Messiah trailer reunites Daniel Kaluuya & LaKeith Stanfield Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official trailer for director Shaka King’s forthcoming biographical drama film titled Judas and the Black Messiah, featuring the reunion of Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield as they portray the roles of Black Panther activists Fred Hampton and William O’Neal. Produced by Ryan Coogler, the film is scheduled to hit the theaters in 2021. Check out the video in ...
Tags: Video, Movies, America, Fbi, Chicago, Jesus, Steve McQueen, Illinois, Ryan Coogler, Black Messiah, John Boyega, Black, Black Panther, Black Panthers, Fred, Hampton


Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead at 26, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

FBG Duck, a popular rapper out of Chicago, is dead at the age of 26 after he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. Details about the shooting are unknown, however, multiple sources confirmed via social media that the rapper had been shot Tuesday (Aug. 4) in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. Now sources have confirmed that Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekley, succumbed to his injuries. Popular rapper FBG Duck has just been pronounced dead after being...
Tags: Celebs, Guns, Shootings, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Gold Coast, Drive-by Shootings, FBG Duck, FBG Duck Dead, Carlton Weekley, Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead


Deon Taylor Filmed Ensemble Horror Pic Don’t Fear in Quarantine

Deon Taylor filmed ensemble horror pic The Fear in quarantine Deon Taylor is ready to return to the thrilling and chilling world of the horror genre with a new film entitled Don’t Fear featuring an ensemble cast that has already been filmed while in quarantine, according to BlackFilmandTV.com. RELATED: The Legacy Lives On in Power Book II: Ghost Trailer PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh ||...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Hilary Swank, Taylor, South Lake Tahoe, Mike Epps, Meagan Good, Annie Ilonzeh, Deon Taylor, Strawberry Lodge, Joseph Sikora Power Clifford, Iddo Goldberg Snowpiercer, Jessica Allain, Dennis Quaid Michael Ealy


Deon Taylor Filmed Ensemble Horror Pic The Fear in Quarantine

Deon Taylor filmed ensemble horror pic The Fear in quarantine Deon Taylor is ready to return to the thrilling and chilling world of the horror genre with a new film entitled The Fear featuring an ensemble cast that has already been filmed while in quarantine, according to BlackFilmandTV.com. RELATED: The Legacy Lives On in Power Book II: Ghost Trailer PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Hilary Swank, Taylor, South Lake Tahoe, Mike Epps, Meagan Good, Annie Ilonzeh, Deon Taylor, Strawberry Lodge, Joseph Sikora Power Clifford, Iddo Goldberg Snowpiercer, Jessica Allain, Dennis Quaid Michael Ealy


Netflix in Final Talks to Acquire The Woman in the Window

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix in final talks to acquire The Woman in the Window The Amy Adams-starring adaptation of The Woman in the Window has had a rough road to its release, being delayed multiple times due to both negative test screenings and the global pandemic, and now it appears it has found its salvation as Netflix has entered final talks to acquire the psychological thriller, according to Deadline. RELATED: Disney Pulls Personal History of David Copperfield, Woman in the Window ...
Tags: Movies, Julianne Moore, New York City, Chicago, Netflix, Streaming, Cbs, Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Paramount, Walt Disney, Alice, Tracy Letts, David Copperfield, Joe Wright, ComingSoon


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 30-Aug. 6

    Dance instructor Leslie Ferreira teaches how to perform the Cumbia dance style. The online event is part of the Music Center’s summertime Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 30-Aug. 6.   EVENTS   Drive ‘N Drag: Winners from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and more fan-favorite drag queens entertain, July 31- Aug. 2 (change from previous dates; show times vary). Check website for participating personalit...
Tags: Food, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, New York, Movies, Congress, La, Restaurants, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago


HBO’s Lovecraft Country Episode Details Released!

HBO’s Lovecraft Country Episode Details Released! HBO has revealed new Lovecraft Country episode details for the upcoming horror drama series that is set to debut on Sunday, August 16. You can check out the synopsis for the first five episodes below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(funct...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Boston, America, Chicago, TV News, Streaming, Ruby, Montrose, George, Christina, Atticus, North Side


Now Stream This: ‘The Firm’, ‘The Last Dance’, ‘Fear City’, ‘Palm Springs’, ‘Airplane!’, ‘Shattered Glass’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The Firm Now Streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video Release Date: 1993 Genre: Thriller Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn The Firm is as solid as a Hollywood thriller gets. The type of movie they don’t really make anymore – a mid-budget pi...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hayden Christensen, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, New York City, Time, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, David, Netflix, Michael Jordan, Sydney


National Association of Realtors® Launches Exhibit Celebrating Innovative Solution to Veteran Homelessness

Chicago, IL – July 28, 2020 (nar.realtor) In honor of the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Havas Chicago are working together to celebrate the impact of each winner in the communities they call home. Each year, NAR’s Good Neighbor Award recognizes members who make extraordinary commitments as volunteer leaders, improving the quality of life in their communities. In 2019, NAR awarded Mark Solomon, along with four others, the Good Neighbor Awar...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Kansas City, Mark, NAR, John Norman, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kansas City Missouri, Solomon, VCP, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


Mark Wheatley on SDCC panel

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call | [email protected] 2020 • Jul 24, 2020 Comic-Con International https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_UmIP2Odo The debate has raged for years, and now the last few year's liveliest panel debate returns for another round: Is a 200-page c...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Comics, Congress, Abc, Chicago, Cbs, Pasadena, Bfa, Northern California, Harvey, Northern Illinois University, Art Center College of Design, Vaughn, Mike Rhode, Armand


HBO Fall 2020 Titles Includes His Dark Materials Season 2 & More

HBO Fall 2020 Titles Includes His Dark Materials Season 2 & More HBO and HBO Max have unveiled their fall 2020 titles, providing viewers an overview of what to expect in the months ahead, including His Dark Materials Season 2, Lovecraft Country, and more. You can check out the full list of fall programming below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; adm...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, London, Movies, John Oliver, China, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bbc, Chicago, Nicole Kidman, New York Times, Donald Sutherland


More Than 27% of Homebuyers Are Searching Out of Town, With Phoenix, Sacramento and Las Vegas the Most Popular Destinations

The coronavirus pandemic is causing homebuyers to rethink what they want in a home, with more people relocating to places where they can afford more outdoor space and room for home offices, according to Redfin agents Seattle, WA – July 23, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — A record 27.4% of Redfin.com users looked to move to another metro area in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 2...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Radio, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orange County, Tampa


Mark Wheatley in SDCC panel

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call | [email protected] 2020 • Jul 24, 2020 Comic-Con International https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_UmIP2Odo The debate has raged for years, and now the last few year's liveliest panel debate returns for another round: Is a 200-page co...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Comics, Congress, Abc, Chicago, Cbs, Pasadena, Bfa, Northern California, Harvey, Northern Illinois University, Art Center College of Design, Vaughn, Mike Rhode, Armand


Famed TV Host Regis Philbin, Who Often Appeared as Himself in Film & Television, Has Died at 88

Among the many morning shows vying for everyone’s attention, host Regis Philbin was a beacon of energy and friendliness who made his mark alongside the Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa. In primetime, Philbin kept audiences in suspense and made the tedious process of answering trivia questions a rollercoaster ride of excitement on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Unfortunately, that bright spot on the small screen has disappeared as Regis Philbin has passed away at 88 years old. News of the de...
Tags: Death, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Kathie Lee Gifford, David Letterman, Los Angeles, Chicago, United Kingdom, Guinness World Records, Notre Dame, Caroline, Jill, Kelly Ripa, Philbin, Walter Winchell


Missing Con? Watch Us Talk About It

Heidi MacDonald wrote about the economic effects of a year without conventions. There have been no big shows since C2E2 in Chicago at the end of February, and everything else has been cancelled (except for ReedPop’s New York show in October, but I can’t see that happening). Heidi also does a convention-based podcast called “Women in a Hotel Room” that I’ve been part of. The most recent were two C2E2 episodes, found in that link above, and we also had [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, New York, Chicago, Heidi, Comic News, Heidi MacDonald, ReedPOP


Amazon In Talks to Acquire Michael B. Jordan’s Without Remorse

Amazon in talks to acquire Michael B. Jordan’s Without Remorse After announcing a few months ago it had delayed the release of the Michael B. Jordan-starring thriller by a month, it now appears Paramount’s Without Remorse may forgo a theatrical release all together as Amazon is entering final negotiations to acquire the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Paramount Pushes Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Release Date PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStand...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, Ben Affleck, Chicago, Jordan, Cia, Harrison Ford, Kremlin, Paramount Pictures, Baltimore, Liev Schreiber, Paramount, Michael B Jordan, Tom Clancy, Chris Pine


‘Lovecraft Country’ Trailer Goes Full Cthulhu

The final Lovecraft Country trailer is here, and it goes full Cthulhu. Adapted from the novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country blends Lovecraftian horror with 1950s Jim Crow America. Previously trailers for the upcoming HBO series have somewhat downplayed the fact that there are full-blown otherworldly creatures in the show, but this final look does not hold back. Lovecraft Country Trailer  From executive producers Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, and Jordan Peele, here comes Lovecraft Country,...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Horror, America, Chicago, Adaptation, Lovecraft, Jordan Peele, Hippolyta, Jim Crow America, TV Trailer, Lovecraft Country, Michael Kenneth Williams, Samuel Braithwhite, Christina Braithwhite


‘Shining Girls’, Apple TV+ Series About a Time-Traveling Serial Killer, Will Star Elisabeth Moss

The ever-busy Elisabeth Moss has added yet another project to her growing resume. Moss will star in the new Apple TV+ series Shining Girls, based on the creepy novel by Lauren Beukes. The plot involves a serial killer who is able to travel through time, and one of his would-be victims who tries to stop him. Moss will star and executive produce, while Leonardo DiCaprio is also on board as an executive producer. Executive producer Silka Luisa will serve as showrunner. Elisabeth Moss is keeping...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Casting, Chicago, Thriller, House, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Elisabeth Moss, Harper, Moss, Chicago Sun Times, Kirby, Lauren Beukes, Harper Curtis


Apple Thriller Shining Girls Lands Elisabeth Moss to Lead

Apple thriller Shining Girls lands Elisabeth Moss to lead When productions resume across the country Elisabeth Moss is going to be everywhere as the Emmy winning actress has expanded her upcoming roster by signing on to star in the Apple TV+ series Shining Girls, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Elisabeth Moss to Star as Real-Life Texas Killer Candy Montgomery in New Miniseries PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Disney, Apple TV, Chicago, Leonardo Dicaprio, TV News, Streaming, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Moss, Lauren Beukes, ComingSoon, Harper Curtis, Kirby Mazrachi


Musical Drama ‘The Talent Show’ Will Star Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo is set to star in The Talent Show, a musical drama written by Lena Waithe. The film follows a failed singer who returns to her hometown and ends up leading a group of at-risk youth in their annual talent show. So think of it as The Way Back, but with singing instead of basketball. And less beer (probably). Gandja Monteiro (The Chi) is set to direct. According to THR, the multi-talented Cynthia Ervio has a leading role lined-up with The Talent Show. The film “is the story of a f...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Casting, Chicago, Universal, Harriet, Duane Adler, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe, Doug Liman, Waithe, Erivo, George Tillman Jr, Robert Teitel, Erik Baiers


‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Film Adaptation Lands Director Olivia Newman

Hey, where do the crawdads sing? I really don’t know, but thankfully, there’s a movie coming along to change that. The murder mystery novel Where the Crawdads Sing is being turned into a movie by Sony, with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing and Olivia Newman directing. The story follows an author who is accused of murdering her former boyfriend. is reporting that Olivia Newman, director of Netflix’s First Match, has been hired to helm Where the Crawdads Sing, based on the ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Reese-Witherspoon, Chicago, Netflix, New York Times, Adaptation, Sony, North Carolina, Newman, KYA, Southern Wild, Mystery/Suspense, Hello Sunshine, Lucy Alibar, Olivia Newman


Productions Move Forward Despite COVID-19 Surges as Warner Bros. Considers New ‘Tenet’ Release Options

The coronavirus continues to linger, and in my cases, surge. But Hollywood is determined to get back to work. Studios are in the midst of working with the guilds to figure out new protocols to shoot in California, New York, Georgia, and Illinois, even as the pandemic spikes in some of those places. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is having to weigh its options regarding Tenet, the movie that everyone was hoping would be able to save the more-or-less dead 2020 summer movie season. California has been...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, California, Dwayne Johnson, New York City, Georgia, Chicago, Netflix, Warner-Bros, Illinois, Warner Brothers, Gavin Newsom, Tenet, WB, Warners


First Trial of the Chicago 7 Photos for Aaron Sorkin’s Timely Drama

The Trial of the Chicago 7 first-look photos preview Aaron Sorkin’s timely drama The first official photos for Oscar-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming timely drama film The Trial of the Chicago 7 have been released. The photos provide us with our first-look at the star-studded cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong as they portray the seven activists who took a stand against the Vietnam War. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, October 16, 2020...
Tags: Movies, Aaron Sorkin, America, Chicago, Netflix, Eddie Redmayne, Oscar, Streaming, Vietnam, New York Stock Exchange, David Fincher, Eric Roth, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sorkin, Abbie Hoffman, Tyler Thompson


‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ First Look Photos Show Off the Star-Studded Cast of Aaron Sorkin’s New Movie

Aaron Sorkin‘s next movie as both a writer and director is The Trial of the Chicago 7. The true story follows the infamous 1969 trial of seven men charged by the federal government with conspiracy following the counter-cultural anti-Vietnam protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. What started as peaceful protests turned to a violent clash with police and the National Guard. It’s a story that feels more relevant than ever in our current political and social climate, and t...
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, Molly, Aaron-Sorkin, America, Chicago, Netflix, Paul Greengrass, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Vietnam, Shakespeare, Black Lives Matter, Writers Guild Of America, Civil rights movement


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in August 2020

Believe it or not, the summer is almost over. And, unfortunately, we’re all still stuck at home for the foreseeable future. This means we need to find our entertainment where we can, and that’s where streaming services come into play. HBO Max, like every other service out there, introduces new titles every month, and in August they have plenty of things worth checking out. In addition to highly-anticipated originals like Lovecraft Country and An American Pickle, there are plenty of studio flick...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Germany, Singapore, Ben Affleck, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Tommy Lee Jones, Chargers, Harley Quinn


Home Shopping Season is in Full Swing After Coronavirus Delay

– Zillow data reveals pending sales grew faster than new listings through June, as buyers are snapping up homes at a record pace – The typical U.S. home value is $252,178, up 4.3% year over year. – Rents have dipped slightly this spring in what is usually a period of growth. The typical rent is up 1.5% year over year to $1,723. That’s slower than the 2% annual growth seen last month. – Despite a small increase in new listings, inventory is down 24.1% from a year ago. Seattle, WA – Ju...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Birmingham


Elisabeth Moss to Star in Neo-Noir Series ‘Black Match’ for Hulu

Hulu is now officially in the Elisabeth Moss business. The powerhouse actress has signed a joint first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and Hulu, the latter of which continues to be the home of Moss’s highly-acclaimed current series The Handmaid’s Tale. Moss has also launched her own production company called Love & Squalor Pictures, and as part of this new deal, she’s developing a new neo-noir series for Hulu called Black Match which she will produce and star in. Variety brings word ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Yellowstone, Noir, Moss, Taika Waititi, Ian McCulloch, Fox 21 Television Studios, Nicolas Winding Refn



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