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Marvel’s What If…? Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) Marvel Studios has already made waves on Disney+ with new TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But soon they will put a new spin on their blockbuster characters with an animated series that finds various superheroes and villains in alternate universes, imagining what might have happened if certain events played out diff...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Chicago, Britain, Animation, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Stanley Tucci, Marvel Studios, Arcadia, Stephen, Captain-America, Jeremy Renner

Candyman Director Nia DaCosta Talks Juneteenth & Telling Stories Through Horror

BEGIN SLIDESHOW (Photo by Parrish Lewis/Universal Pictures and MGM Pictures) In a new Candyman featurette, director and co-writer Nia DaCosta shares her Juneteenth message while also describing how “horror is a really effective tool when it comes to telling stories about things that impact us on a social level.” New photos from the upcoming film were also released, which you can check out in the gallery below. From Universal Pictures: Juneteenth is a day that has historically recognized t...
Tags: Video, Movies, Horror, America, Chicago, Anthony, Clive Barker, Universal Pictures, John Cena, NIA, Charlie, Rosenfeld, Peele, Candyman, Cabrini Green, Bron

Animated Anthology ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’ Brings African Sci-Fi to Disney+

Filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt bring unique animation to Disney+ with Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, a 10-part collection of original films that will premiere on the streaming service next year. Peter Ramsey, co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, serves as executive producer for the anthology, which is comprised of sci-fi and fantasy stories set in a futuristic Africa. Disney has announced full details for Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, a ...
Tags: Movies, Kung Fu, Nigeria, Africa, Marvel, Disney, US, Adidas, Chicago, Uganda, Netflix, Egypt, South Africa, Animation, Middle East, Cameroon

Interview: Fionn Whitehead on Port Authority’s Script, Working With Leyna Bloom

Port Authority starring Fionn Whitehead and Leyna Bloom, is now available on demand and digitally everywhere you rent movies. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the romantic drama focuses on the budding relationship between Paul (Whitehead) and Wye (Bloom). It also explores the experience of being an outsider in a major city and the difficulty and stigma attached to dating a trans woman. RELATED: Port Authority Trailer: Trans Romance Drama Stars Model Leyna Bloom ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief ...
Tags: New York, London, Movies, Interview, New York City, Chicago, Liverpool, Shakespeare, Martin Scorsese, PAUL, Port Authority, Bloom, Wye, Whitehead, ComingSoon, Movie News

Wizard World Returns In-Person With Chicago Show, Adding to Already Crowded 2021 Con Calendar

It has been announced that Wizard World Chicago will be held as a live event October 15-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. There is no word yet on who will be exhibiting, which guests will be appearing, what tickets will cost, or any other specifics. But given how quickly shows are staking out weekends in the last quarter of the year, it’s important for a major show to get on the calendar. We’re told more [...]
Tags: Comics, Chicago, Rosemont Illinois, Comic News, Donald E Stephens Convention Center

‘In the Heights’ Screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes on Killing Her Darlings and Fighting to Ensure Authenticity [Interview]

Long before Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the screenplay for the new movie musical In the Heights, she wrote the book for…well, the stage musical In the Heights, sharing duties with songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. But a lot happened between those projects. She’s kept busy. She’s written more plays, more musicals. She wrote a children’s book. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Not asking her back to shepherd her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about lif...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Stanford, Earth, Features, Chicago, Broadway, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Jon, Marc Anthony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Fort Washington, Chris Scott

Why You Should See ‘In the Heights’ in a Theater, According to the Director and Writer

It’s been roughly 15 months since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit and we were last able to see movies safely in theaters. Some moviegoers have already started braving the cinemas in recent months to get that long-missed big-screen screen experience. But others have reasonably been cautious about going to the movie theater, either because of crowds or lack of vaccinations. But both In the Heights director Jon M. Chu and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes want to tell moviegoers that their...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Broadway, Exhibition, Musical, Warner Brothers, Marc Anthony, Chu, Great White Way, Jon M. Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Hudes, Jacob Hall, In The Heights, HBO Max, Latinidad Latin America Hudes

Out of Town Movers Reshuffling to Larger, More Affordable Homes

– Scorching hot housing market giving additional buying power to sellers – The average long-distance mover relocated to a ZIP code with home values nearly $27,000 lower than where they came from last year – U.S. movers in 2020 relocated to ZIP codes with homes 33 square feet larger than where they came from, on average – Fast-rising home values and new location options helped movers cash in and find more affordable locales Seattle, WA – June 8, 2021 (PRNewswire) Americans who made ou...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Boston, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Arizona

Emergency Contact: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Lead The Rock’s Action Thriller

(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/FilmMagic via Getty Images) Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) is set to star in and executive produce Warner Bros.’ original action project Emergency Contact with Beau Flynn producing via his FlynnPictureCo. with recurring producing partners Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia through the trio’s Seven Bucks Productions banner. Warner Bros. reportedly acquired the pitch from writing team Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (via The Hollywood Reporter). ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Action, Chicago, Manhattan, Chris Hemsworth, Warner Bros, Johnson, Emily Blunt, Michael Keaton, Furiosa, Austin Texas, Adam

Emergency Contact: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Lead Dwayne Johnson’s Action Thriller

(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/FilmMagic via Getty Images) Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) is set to star in and executive produce Warner Bros.’ original action project Emergency Contact with Beau Flynn producing via his FlynnPictureCo. with recurring producing partners Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia through the trio’s Seven Bucks Productions banner. Warner Bros. reportedly acquired the pitch from writing team Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (via The Hollywood Reporter). ...
Tags: Action, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Emergency Contact, Movie News, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Pictures, yahya abdul-mateen II

‘Emergency Contact’, a High-Octane Action Film, to Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Be Produced By Dwayne Johnson

Looks like Dwayne Johnson needs to update his personal information and write down a new name as his emergency contact: Watchmen and Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Johnson and his frequent collaborator Beau Flynn have teamed up to produce a high-octane action movie called Emergency Contact, which has Abdul-Mateen II on board as an executive producer and the film’s star. Details are being kept under wraps for now, but the film is described as “a high-concept, high-octane action film set in ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Casting, Dwayne-Johnson, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Bay, Chicago, Netflix, Johnson, Warner Brothers, Damon Lindelof, George Miller, Flynn, Austin Texas, Cal

Dan Nadel, formerly local, curates Chicago exhibit

Black Life, Chicago Comics: A Conversation with Dan Nadel By Eugene Holley Jr.  Jun 02, 2021 https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/86541-black-life-chicago-comics-a-conversation-with-dan-nadel.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Chicago, Dan Nadel, Mike Rhode, Black Life Chicago Comics, Eugene Holley Jr Jun

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes was one of the first releases from this new comics line from publisher First Second, who has had great success with their Science Comics. As written by Kate Hannigan and illustrated by Alex Graudins, this is the story of two siblings (and a puppy, for additional cuteness) who get caught up in the 1871 fire that devastated Chicago and left a third of the city homeless. Trying to do a [...]
Tags: Comics, Chicago, First Second, Kate Hannigan, Alex Graudins

Interview: Leyna Bloom on Port Authority’s Trans Romance, Making History

Port Authority starring Fionn Whitehead and Leyna Bloom, is out today in select theaters and will be available on demand and digitally on June 1. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the romantic drama focuses on the budding relationship between Paul (Whitehead) and Wye (Bloom). It also explores the experience of being a trans woman in a major city and the difficulty and stigma attached to dating. RELATED: Port Authority Trailer: Trans Romance Drama Stars Model Leyna Bloom ComingSoon Editor-i...
Tags: Movies, Interview, New York City, Chicago, Mta, Tommy Hilfiger, Dunkirk, Martin Scorsese, PAUL, Port Authority, Bloom, Wye, New York City New York, Fionn, New York City New York City, ComingSoon

Oscars 2022 Ceremony Moves to Late March, Keeps Pandemic Qualifying Rules

Next year’s Oscars will keep a later spring ceremony date and the pandemic qualifying rules of this past year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscars 2022 rules, which will allow streaming movies to qualify for Best Picture, indicating that it might be the start of permanent changes that will expand eligibility of films who hope to qualify for the awards. Variety reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pushing back the ceremony for the 94...
Tags: New York, Movies, Awards, Atlanta, Chicago, United States, Miami, Academy Awards, Academy, Bay Area, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Los Angeles County, Judas, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Contra Costa, Cook County Illinois

Mark Rylance Joins Luca Guadagnino’s Romantic Horror Pic Bones & All

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for ZFF) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Mark Rylance has officially signed on to join Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming film adaptation of Bones & All, based on Camille DeAngelis’ romantic horror novel of the same name. The acclaimed English actor will be joining previously announced lead stars Taylor Russell (Escape Room) and Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, who are currently filming the project in New York. Rylance’s notable film credits includ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, Aaron Sorkin, Chicago, Oscar, Mark Rylance, Graham Moore, Steven Spielberg, Adam Mckay, Don, WB, Luca Guadagnino, Willy Wonka, ComingSoon, Movie News

Jonah Hill to Play a Hollywood Fixer in a Series Created By ‘The Departed’ Writer William Monahan

Jonah Hill is heading back to television. After doing a brief cameo in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm last year, Hill has taken a starring role in an untitled series from William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed. Hill will play real-life Hollywood fixer Sidney Korshak, who had strong ties to the Chicago mob and deep connections in the entertainment industry – including Lew Wasserman, one of the most powerful studio executives in history. This limited series appears to...
Tags: Casting, Drama, Television, Jonah-Hill, William-Monahan

Amazon Prime Video June 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video has released its full list of film and TV titles coming to the streaming service next month, including specials from Sasha Baron Cohen as part of Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine; the premiere of Dom, Prime Video’s first scripted Brazilian original series; Season 2 of global espionage thriller series The Family Man; the second season of Anna Paquin’s Flack; the final season of Bosch, and more. Additionally, starting June ...
Tags: Amazon, Family, Florida, Comedy, TV, London, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Washington, Germany, New York City, Sci-fi, NFL, America

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Former Uber CEO in Upcoming Showtime Series

Showtime has ordered an anthology series titled Super Pumped. The first season will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as co-founder and former CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick. Initially set to be a limited series, Super Pumped comes from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The anthology series will now adapt stories from the business world that changed culture. RELATED: Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Limited Series in Development at Showtime The first season will be based on the best...
Tags: Uber, TV, Movies, Chicago, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Showtime, TV News, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Mike Isaac, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Looper, Gordon Levitt, Corman, Brian Koppelman David Levien

'Monuments' Comedy Trailer About a Widower Driving Cross-Country

"It was never about tombs or gods or monuments… Happiness for us was uncomplicated." Row House has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled Monuments, which originally premiered at last year's Nashville Film Festival in the fall. A grieving widower decides to travel across the country in a stolen pick-up truck, determined to scatter his wife's ashes in Chicago. Ted attempts to sidestep more grief, loss, and familial dysfunction when he steals his wife's ashes and sets off on an...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Chicago, House, Indies, To Watch, Nashville Film Festival, Marguerite Moreau, Shunori Ramanathan, Widower Driving Cross Country, Laura David Sullivan, Ted Javier Muñoz

TV Upfronts: ABC, FOX, and NBC Announce Renewals, Cancellations, and Series Orders, ‘Clarice’ & More Heading to Paramount+

Even though they’re not quite as celebratory or hyped as usual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s TV upfront presentations are still unfolding this month. So far, NBC, ABC and FOX have revealed series orders and trailers for the new shows coming up for the 2021-2022 season. But with new shows coming in and the reliable ones sticking around, there are plenty of shows that won’t be coming back for another season. Find out the latest updates from the 2021-2022 TV upfronts presentation...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Drama, Abc, NFL, Bbc, Chicago, Fox, Queens, Cbs, Philadelphia, Bob, Kyra Sedgwick

For Low-Tax States, Four People Move In For Every One Person Who Leaves

The trend is reversed in high-tax states, where an average of 2.5 people leave for every one person who moves in Seattle, WA – May 18, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — For states with the lowest taxes, an average of four people moved in from other parts of the country for every one person who left over the last eight years, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The trend is reversed in high-tax states, where an average of 2.5 peopl...
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Record Growth Drives Typical Home Values Up 11.6% Over Last Year

– Persistent double-digit price appreciation evokes 2007, but underlying forces show this is not a bubble – Home value appreciation breaks new records with fastest monthly growth since 1996 – The share of houses sold above list is twice that of 2020, but lower than you might expect – Rents are roaring back with record monthly growth, pulling high above COVID-19 hole Seattle, WA – May 18, 2021 (PRNewswire) Seemingly endless demand and low supply have driven record-breaking home value ...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Miami, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle

More Than 1,000 Feral Cats Have Been Released To Fight Chicago's Rat Problem

By Carly Tennes  Published: May 17th, 2021 
Tags: Chicago, Humor, Carly Tennes

NBC Orders Holiday Specials For Young Rock, Kenan, and More

NBC is getting ready for the holidays, as the company has ordered holiday specials for a handful of its biggest comedies.   MORE: NBC Picks Up Second Seasons For Young Rock and Kenan The company recently announced that they would be airing special holiday episodes of Kenan, Young Rock, and Mr. Mayor this coming season. With all three shows slated to return for second seasons sometime in January, this means that all three holiday specials will be standalone episodes, not connected to either Sea...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Chicago, United States, TV News, Mayor, Charlie Clouser, Kenan, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock, NBC Orders Holiday Specials For Young Rock Kenan, Kenan Young Rock, Young Rock Kenan

Pandemic Thriller Penned by Kevin Williamson Greenlit at Miramax

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) An untitled thriller set during the pandemic penned by Scream writer Kevin Williamson has been greenlit by Miramax. Actor Gideon Adlon is set to star in the upcoming film. According to Deadline, the untitled feature will be set during the pandemic as the country begins to lockdown. A college student named Parker (Adlon) and her best friend decide to quarantine at her family lake house. They went alone, but it seems they may encounter some unwanted visito...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chicago, Netflix, Army, Sam, Miramax, John Cena, Williamson, Crabb, Zack Snyder, Dawson, Kevin-Williamson, Blumhouse, Hyams, ComingSoon

‘The Shining Girls’ Cast With Elisabeth Moss Adds Jamie Bell as a Time-Traveling Serial Killer

The Shining Girls, an upcoming Apple TV+ series based on the novel by Lauren Beukes, has found its time-traveling serial killer in the form of Jamie Bell. The series tells the story of a killer in Depression-era Chicago who finds a way to travel through time – a feat he uses to target women in different eras. But one of his potential victims, played by Elisabeth Moss, survives the attack and decides to hunt the killer down. Multiple sources are reporting that Jamie Bell is joining The Shinin...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Casting, Chicago, Thriller, House, Elisabeth Moss, Harper, Bell, Moss, Chicago Sun Times, Kirby, Lauren Beukes, Beukes, The Shining Girls

How the Parkland survivors inspired ‘Us Kids,’ a documentary about their post-shooting activism

Samantha Fuentes says she trusted director Kim A. Snyder to tell the story of how she and her classmates survived a school shooting with empathy and understanding and a shared sense of purpose. Still, Fuentes was nervous as she took her seat in a theater at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of the documentary “Us Kids” last year. “It was a highly emotional experience, especially because I was not only in the room with my close friends and family, but also a room full of strangers,” say...
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Jamie Bell Set to Star in Apple TV Plus Thriller Shining Girls

(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic) Jamie Bell, who was most recently in Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, will star in the upcoming thriller television series Shining Girls. Shining Girls is a metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes. The television adaptation will see Silka Luisa as executive producer and showrunner. Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura will star alongside Jamie Bell. MRC Television is the studio responsibl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TV, Movies, Star, Chicago, TV News, Streaming, Jordan, Elisabeth Moss, Bell, Michael, Tom Clancy, Moss, Kirby, Wagner Moura

TV Bits: ‘Percy Jackson’, ‘Betty’, ‘Scary Stories For Young Foxes’, ‘That Damn Michael Che’, ‘The Kominsky Method’, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Michael Rapaport is starring in a TV series about shoe designer and entrepreneur Steve Madden. Disney is currently looking for their Percy Jackson lead. Noah Centineo gets his own Netflix series. Watch a trailer for Betty season 2. Lena Heady will produce and star in Scary Stories For Young Foxes. Check out a trailer for That Damn Michael Che. And also a trailer for The Kominsky Method season 3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel adds more cast members. Netflix has canceled ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Defense, Disney, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Paris, Dallas, Cia, Federal Reserve, Law And Order, Sony Pictures Television

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