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Venice Film Festival Still Happening in September with Fewer Selections, Outdoor Venues & More

Even though the 2020 Cannes Film Festival had to be canceled earlier this year due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, some film festivals slated for later this year are still on track to happen, albeit with some changes. The 2020 Venice Film Festival will be joining the likes of the Toronto International Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival by marching onward in early September, however, this year will have a reduced selection of films, shifts for certain sections, and new outd...
Tags: Movies, United States, Italy, Venice, Cannes film festival, Venice Film Festival, Hollywood Reporter, VENEZIA, Bologna Italy, Film Festivals, Mestre, Barbera, Business and Industry News, Alberto Barbera, Centro Culturale Candiani, Giardini della Biennale

July 7 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW July 7 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s July 7 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Trolls World Tour In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six d...
Tags: John Lewis, TV, London, Movies, California, Horror, Edgar Allan Poe, Orson Welles, Digital, US, Toronto, America, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Anna Kendrick

‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ Resulted in Over Half a Million App Downloads Over the Weekend

Over the weekend, it seemed like everybody and their mother was watching the Broadway sensation Hamilton on Disney+. Since getting tickets to the historical hip-hop musical was extremely hard even before stage shows were shut down due the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people were anxious to see the show for the first time. The result was Disney+ being downloaded 513,323 times around the world over the holiday weekend. has the download numbers for Disney+ following the debut of Hamilton ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, India, Disney, United States, Broadway, Hamilton, Business and Industry News, Disney Gallery, Hamilton Even, Apptopia Disney, Disney Resulted

Milwaukee, San Francisco and Detroit Top the List of Places Where Black Homebuyers Are More Likely to Be Denied a Home Loan

1 in 6 Black mortgage applicants is denied nationwide, compared to 1 in 14 white applicants – and the gap is even wider in the most segregated parts of the country Banks most frequently cite debt and credit history when denying Black applicants, but bias in lending also plays a role Seattle, WA – July 6, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — 15.9% of Black Americans who apply for mortgages are rejected nationwide, compared with just 7% of white Americans, according to a Redfin (www.redfin.com...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sacramento, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Canada, United States, San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle, St Louis, Detroit, Jason Bateman, Black, Redfin, Fico

The Morning Watch: ‘The Boys’ Season 1 Bloopers Reel, Disney’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch lines get flubbed in The Boys season 1 bloopers reel, featuring cast members like Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and more. Plus, enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular from Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, United States, Ricky Gervais, Silicon Valley, Fireworks, Snl, Kenan-Thompson, Disney World, Dan Levy, Ramy, Kumail Nanjiani, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Schitt's Creek

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Record $7.54 Trillion

NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index Hits All-Time High of 271.58 Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 1.6 percent or $120 billion in the first quarter to a record $7.54 trillion from Q4 2019, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. (PRNewsfoto/National Reverse Mortgage Lende) The RMMI rose in Q1 2020 to 271...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Radio, United States, FHA, Steve Irwin, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Real Estate News, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, NRMLA, RiskSpan Inc, COVID, Darryl Hicks

Al Goodwyn takes 2nd place in Green Eyeshade Awards

Editorial Cartoon / Newspapers First Place: Freelance – Robert Ariail, 2019 cartoonsSecond Place: Aiken Standard – Al Goodwyn, Al Goodwyn CollectionThird Place: Chattanooga Times Free Press – Clay Bennett, The Editorial Cartoons of Clay Bennett Since 1950, The Green Eyeshades have recognized the very best journalism in the southeastern United States – which now includes print, television, radio, and online. http://www.greeneyeshade.org/2020-winners/ Thanks to DD D...
Tags: Comics, United States, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Aiken Standard, Mike Rhode, Al Goodwyn, Clay Bennett, Robert Ariail, Al Goodwyn Al Goodwyn

VOTD: ‘Independence Day’ President Bill Pullman Implores You to Wear a Mask for America

“Today we celebrate our Independence Day.” There are few speeches as rousing as the one given in Independence Day by Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore, inspiring a ragtag team of pilots to take down the alien invaders that have wreaked havoc across the globe. But there’s a real threat facing America and the rest of the world today, and it’s not an alien invasion. It’s the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Alamo Drafthouse brought back Bill Pullman to inspire people to protect them...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, America, United States, Bill-Pullman, Independence Day, Alamo Drafthouse, Video Of The Day, Thomas J Whitmore, COVID

TV Bits: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Adaptation, ‘Gangs of London’, ‘Hotel Paranormal’, ‘The Gambler’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: A Phantom of the Opera TV adaptation is in the works The Kenny Rogers western series The Gambler might get a reboot Director Jay Roach has secured a killer cast for his new series Coastal Elites HBO Max will soon stream a new series from the Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd will narrate a new show called Hotel Paranormal And more! Travel Channel has greenlit a new series called Hotel Paranormal, which “follows the terrifying true ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, New York, London, Television, Movies, White House, Amc, Los Angeles, David, Netflix, United States, Ronald Reagan, Sony, Starz, Andrew Lloyd Webber

How Francis Ford Coppola’s Early Work Inspired George Lucas – and Led to ‘Star Wars’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:  The Rain People (1969) and Filmmaker: a diary by george lucas (1968)) In order to dive deeper into the films and filmmaking techniques and style of George Lucas, it’s practically required to dive into the early work of Francis Ford Coppola.  “The way I make movies I learned from Francis,” George Lucas said in a 1977...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, United States, Francis, George Lucas, Warner Brothers, Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Gordon, LA Times, Lenny, Natalie, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Coppola

‘The Current Occupant’ Trailer: The Latest ‘Into the Dark’ Installment Uncovers a Political Conspiracy

Into the Dark is a great idea – a year-long series of horror films, released monthly, with each installment focusing on a different holiday. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, lots of things, because the majority of the Into the Dark installments have been disappointing. But the trailer for the latest – The Current Occupant – looks incredibly promising, so fingers crossed the series got one right this time. See for yourself by watching the trailer below. The Current Occupant Traile...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Washington, United States, Homeland Security, Movie Trailers, Jeh Johnson, Hulu, David Petraeus, Ramsay, Alston Ramsay, Into the Dark, The Current Occupant, Joshua Burge Julius Ramsay

Luxury Home Prices Dropped 2.3% This Spring, Reversing Course From Pre-Pandemic Growth

The latest data shows luxury home prices are starting to rebound Seattle, WA – July 2, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The median sale price for luxury homes nationwide dropped 2.3% year over year to $1,099,521 in the 12 weeks ending June 14, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks one of the biggest declines in luxury home prices since at least the beginning of 2015. However, the latest data shows the lux...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Canada, United States, Dallas, Las Vegas, Houston, East Coast, Redfin, Providence, Seattle Wa, Fort Lauderdale, Marr, Real Estate News, Montgomery County Pa

Pending Sales Dipped Slightly Last Week, But Homes Are Still Moving at Record Pace

This Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending June 27 Seattle, WA – July 2, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homes continue to fly off the market just weeks after they’re listed — faster than any time in at least the past two years, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report1. That’s despite newly pending sales falling week over week for the first time since late May, though they remain well ahead of last month’s pace. Homes Are Going Under Contract at the F...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Homes, San Diego, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle, St Louis

Walmart Will Convert Parking Lots Into Drive-Ins This Summer, Teams with Tribeca For Touring Screening Series

Growing up as a teenager in the South, I had a few friends who would occasionally congregate in the local Walmart parking lot, because sometimes it didn’t feel like there was anywhere else to go or anything better to do. Now 160 Walmart parking lots across the country will become gathering places for folks who are desperate to get of their houses during the pandemic. Walmart is teaming up with Tribeca Enterprises to launch a touring Walmart drive-in screening series that will temporarily conver...
Tags: Movies, Walmart, United States, Exhibition, South, Tribeca, Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca Drive-In

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Michael Vilardo from VHomes

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Michael Vilardo from VHomes. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Michael Vilardo and I’m the founder of VHomes. VHomes is a proptech budget travel and housing company, looking to leverage vacant and distressed real estate into livable assets for nightly, weekly, or monthly options. What problem does your product/service solve? Our problem looks to solve the antiquated motel and affordable housing industries. Motels...
Tags: Interviews, Michael Vilardo, Property Management, Vhomes

I Wish I Made That: Valley Girl & Vampire’s Kiss

I Wish I Made That: Valley Girl & Vampire’s Kiss Welcome to this month’s edition of ComingSoon.net’s I Wish I Made That, in which filmmakers Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here, Mohawk) and Victoria Negri (Gold Star) each pick a film they wish they had actually made! This discussion focuses on the Nicolas Cage comedies Valley Girl (1983) and Vampire’s Kiss (1988). Check out their conversation below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Movies, California, Ted, United States, New Jersey, Victoria, Alva, Cage, Carroll, Peter, Julie, Tommy, Quaid, Negri

Blue Bayou: Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights to Justin Chon’s Drama

Blue Bayou: Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights to Justin Chon’s Drama Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou from MACRO and Entertainment One (eOne) out of Cannes’ virtual market. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSiz...
Tags: Movies, United States, Jon Stewart, Cannes, Alicia Vikander, Justin, Focus Features, ALICIA, Mark O'Brien, Blue Bayou, Movie News, Peter Kujawski, Frazer Harrison Getty, Chon, Justin Chon, Universal Pictures International

Into the Dark’s The Current Occupant Trailer from Julius & Alston Ramsay

Into the Dark’s The Current Occupant trailer from Julius & Alston Ramsay Blumhouse Television and Hulu have unveiled the trailer for the latest installment in its monthly horror anthology series Into the Dark: The Current Occupant from Midnighters writer and director Alston and Julius Ramsay. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week With Into the Dark: Good Boy Trapped in a mysterious psychiatric ward, a man with no memo...
Tags: Movies, United States, Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, Hulu, Jason Blum, Alston, David Petraeus, Julius, Blumhouse, ComingSoon, Barry Watson, Julius Ramsay, Alston Ramsay, Joshua Burge, Julius Alston Ramsay Blumhouse Television

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ May Resume Production Later This Month in Australia

While many areas of the United States are dealing with a severe rise in COVID-19 cases, much of the rest of the world has squashed the spread of the coronavirus pandemic rather successfully. As they’ve reopened businesses, people around the world have been responsible about wearing masks and social distancing, and that means film and TV production is in the process of starting again. While Disney already has Avatar 2 back to work in New Zealand, Marvel Studios is looking to turn on the Hollywoo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Australia, Disney, United States, Sydney, New Zealand, Marvel Studios, Tony Stark, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Fox Studios, Business and Industry News, Destin Daniel Cretton, Tony Leung, Cretton

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ documents the life of an American hero

Like any documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” inevitably looks at events that have passed. But in this new documentary on the life and career of the 80-year-old civil rights leader and longtime congressman from Georgia, it’s impossible to keep the present out of the frame. You simply cannot deny the relevance of current events — the protests about racial injustice and demands for equality following the death of George Floyd while in police custody — to the life Lewis has lived. “It’s like it’...
Tags: John Lewis, Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Disney, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nashville, Kevin James, Hitler, Martin Luther King

Guillermo del Toro Provides Updates on ‘Nightmare Alley’, Stop Motion ‘Pinocchio’, and Getting Back to Work

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work. On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Disney, United States, Thriller, Animation, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo-del-Toro, Adaptation, Fox Searchlight, Cate Blanchett, Indiewire, Toro, Del Toro, Guillermo

Redfin: Pending Home Sales Approach 2019 Levels, Powered by Record-Low Mortgage Rates

Strong demand and tight supply fuel competition with a record-high 47% of listings finding a buyer in under two weeks Seattle, WA – June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Pending sales the week ending June 21 have nearly returned to 2019 levels, down just 3% year-over-year, according to the latest weekly market report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The recovery in pending sales follows a strong recovery in homebuying demand, which is now 30...
Tags: Real Estate, News, US, Radio, Canada, United States, Oklahoma, Redfin, Seattle Wa, Marr, Real Estate News, Taylor Marr, Arizona Massachusetts, Cody Bauer, Boston Redfin, Oakland CA Redfin

Michael Jordan and ‘The Last Dance’ Are Finally Coming to Netflix in the US This Month

ESPN had a monster hit on their hands from April through May thanks to the release of the 10-hour documentary series The Last Dance, a chronicle of the final championship season run by NBA superstar Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Netflix also had a hand in producing the documentary, and even though it was made available on the streaming service in international markets, the only way US audiences could enjoy it was through ESPN. Thankfully, that’s changing very soon. The Last Dance is off...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, US, Sports, Netflix, United States, Michael-Jordan, Nba, Espn, Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Phil Jackson, Jason Hehir, The Last Dance, Chicago Bulls Netflix

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Hits CBS All Access This August; See Teaser Art Here

Star Trek: Lower Decks isn’t the first animated Star Trek series, but it’s the first that was designed as an outright comedy – and now we know exactly when the sci-fi-tinged laughs will begin. CBS All Access has announced the show’s release date, and the streaming service has unveiled some new teaser art to boot.  Star Trek Lower Decks Release Date Star Trek: Lower Decks will beam on to CBS All Access on August 6, 2020. After the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode first season will b...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, United States, Animation, Cbs, Poster, Cbs All Access, Dawnn Lewis, Morty, Rick, Starfleet, Jerry O Connell, McMahan, Eugene Cordero

Mike Judge’s ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ is Getting Two New Seasons at Comedy Central

One of the staple cartoons for teens and adults in the 1990s was Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV. Created by and starring Office Space and Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge, the series focused on two dimwitted, aimless losers as they clumsily made their way through school, their fast food jobs, and life. Now the series is making a comeback with Comedy Central ordering two new seasons with an option to create new spin-offs and specials with the show’s characters. Variety has news on Beavis and...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Comedy Central, United States, Mtv, Animation, Silicon Valley, Office Space, Mike, Daria, Tom Anderson, McVicker, Jodie, Beavis

‘The Conjuring 3’ Likely to Get Delayed Until 2021, Studios Not Confident About Theaters Reopening in August

At the end of last week, studios shifted the release dates for the big movies that are intended to usher in the reopening of movie theaters around the United States (and around the globe). Originally slated for release in July, movies like Tenet, Mulan, Unhinged, Broken Hearts Gallery and Bill & Ted Face the Music have been delayed between two weeks and a month due to the fact that movie theaters in some of the biggest markets in the US would not yet be allowed to open. But studios aren’t even ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, New York City, US, Los Angeles, United States, Sequels, Mulan, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Release Dates, Business and Industry News, The Conjuring, Bill And Ted 3

LendingTree Study Ranks the Most Valuable Cities in America

Charlotte, NC – July 1, 2020 (PRNewswire) Real estate wealth is not evenly distributed across the country and is largely concentrated in large cities. But it begs the question: What are the most valuable cities in America? To find out, LendingTree analyzed the total value of residential real estate in American cities. The real estate values come from the My LendingTree property value database, which is a collection of real estate data of more than 155 million U.S. properties. The total value of ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Real Estate, New York, News, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Washington, Mexico, Boston, Milwaukee, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Qatar

June 30 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

June 30 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s June 30 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Force of Nature In this thunderous action-thriller, Mel Gibson, Emile Hirsch, and Kate Bosworth join forces to battle a deadly gang of thieves as a brutal hurricane engulfs the city. PB ...
Tags: Japan, TV, London, Movies, Horror, Orson Welles, Digital, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States, TV News, Wisconsin, Diana, Jon Stewart, Steve Carell

Amazon Prime Video Watch Party Lets You Watch Movies & TV Shows with Up to 100 People in a Virtual Room

Movie theaters still aren’t open, and most people aren’t too keen on sitting in close proximity with each other in front of the television. But in the middle of this pandemic, people have been taking advantage of spending time together virtually. Unfortunately, most of the major streaming services haven’t done much to help viewers connect with their friends online by allowing them to watch movies and TV shows online together. But now that’s changed: Amazon Prime Video has launched its own Watch...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Variety, Watch Party, Gadgets/Tech, Netflix Party, Netflix/Streaming Video, Business and Industry News, Amazon Prime Video Watch Party, Amazon Watch Party

Realogy Launches First-Ever Real Estate Benefits Program Designed for AARP Members

AARP Members Can Now Receive $300 to $5,500 When Buying or Selling Their Home with Participating Agents Affiliated with Realogy’s Trusted Family of Real Estate Brands New Consumer Survey Reveals Current Home Buying Attitudes of the 50-Plus Population Madison, NJ – June 30, 2020 (PRNewswire) Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced AARP® Real Estate Benefits from Realogy, the first-ever real ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Oregon, Radio, United States, Tennessee, Iowa, Medicare, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mastercard, AARP, Sotheby s International Realty, NAR, Real Estate News, National Association of Realtors NAR

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