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The Academy Awards Will Not Be Going Virtual for the 2021 Ceremony

A few months ago, the 72nd Primetime Emmys ceremony went virtual with television’s biggest stars and creators checking into the live broadcast virtually from their homes and various locations. But when the 93rd Academy Awards come around in April next year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences won’t be making the ceremony virtual. A representative from the Academy and hosting network ABC stated: “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen.” Variety has news on the 2021 Oscars ceremony optin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Awards, Los Angeles, United States, Amy Poehler, Beverly Hills, Tina Fey, Oscars, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Academy, Dolby, SAG Awards, Beverly Hilton

Discovery will launch its own streaming service on January 4

Discovery is the latest media company to launch a standalone streaming service — and the latest to adopt the simple naming strategy of just adding a plus sign — with discovery+, set to launch in the United States on January 4, 2021. While Discovery doesn’t have the name recognition of (say) Disney/Disney+, it’s pitching the service as “the definitive streaming service for the best real life entertainment in the world,” with 55,000 episodes at launch drawn from Discovery networks like HGTV,...
Tags: Verizon, Television, Media, Entertainment, Martha Stewart, Disney, Tech, Bbc, Discovery, United States, Ireland, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Tokyo, Kevin Hart, Discovery Networks

Discovery Launching New Streaming Service with Shows from HGTV, Food Network, A&E, History, TLC, Travel Channel & More

Just when you thought the last of the streaming services had launched, Discovery has announced the launch of yet another in January 2021. The new streaming service is called discovery+, and it will come with the largest-ever content library for a new streaming service at launch. The library will feature over 55,000 episodes from over 2,500 shows from across Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, and Animal Planet, not to mention programs from A&E, History Channel and Lifet...
Tags: Verizon, Asia, Chuck, Hollywood, Cook, London, Television, Movies, Documentary, California, Martha Stewart, New York City, America, Bbc, Chicago, Discovery

‘Tom and Jerry’ and Other Warner Bros. Movies May Go to HBO Max; ‘The King’s Man’ Could Also Go to Streaming

Even though we’re on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine being released, the early months of 2021 still aren’t looking great for movie theaters getting back to normal operations. Some movies originally intended for release early next year have already shifted to later in the year, such as Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, but studios are considering sending some releases from the first quarter of 2021 to streaming, such as the live-action/animated hybrid Tom and Jer...
Tags: 20th Century Fox, HBO Max, Release Dates, Warner Brothers, Everyone's Talking About Jamie, Godzilla vs. Kong, Judah and the Black Messiah, Mortal-Kombat, The King's Man, The Little Things, Tom And Jerry, Wonder Woman 1984

Older people are spending more on video games and playing more during the pandemic than ever before

Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock As the impacts of the coronavirus continue in the US, more people than ever are playing video games. That's especially true with people aged 35 and up, according to a new study from the NPD Group. Most notably, the demographic that reported the greatest overall increase were people between 45 and 54 years old. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to rapidly spread across the United States, the video game busi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Smartphone, Pc, Steam, Playstation, United States, Sony, Nintendo, World Health Organization

How ‘Princess Mononoke’ Influenced ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘The Mandalorian’

(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: Princess Mononoke. ) George Lucas often spoke about how anime inspired his decision to create Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During a Q&A at the Siggraph convention, he said about the creation of the animation facility in Singapore that was responsible for a lot of the work on that show: “A lot of (Asia) is still trying to ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York Post, Hbo, Movies, Singapore, Neil Gaiman, Features, United States, George Lucas, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Jedi, San, Mononoke, SIGGRAPH

Top Gun: Maverick: Miles Teller Details Intense Training for Real Flight Stunts

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Top Gun: Maverick: Miles Teller Details Intense Training for Real Flight Stunts As we anticipate the upcoming 2021 release of Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount Pictures has been releasing trailers and featurettes for the long-awaited sequel where we learned that the film has taken the aerial action to a whole new level with the cast led by Tom Cruise participating in real-life flight stunts. In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, Miles Teller has finally opened up about Top...
Tags: TV, Movies, Berlin, Cruise, United States, San Diego, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Top Gun, National Film Registry, NICK, Blue Angels, Pete, Jerry Bruckheimer, Cessna, Bradshaw

A Journey to Find the Truth in US Trailer for 'Identifying Features' Film

"Don't ask those questions in public. You don't know who's listening." Kino Lorber has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie mother drama from Mexico titled Identifying Features, also known as Sin Señas Particulares (No Particular Signs) in Spanish. And the German title is Was Geschah mit Bus 670?, which just translates to What Happened to Bus 670?. The film follows Mercedes Hernandez as a mother who travels across Mexico in search for her son who authorities say died while trying to ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Mexico, US, United States, Don, Indies, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Foreign Film, Fernanda Valadez, Mercedes Hernandez, Xicoténcatl Ulloa

‘The Prom’ Trailer: The Glitz and Glamor of Broadway Fights Against Prejudice in Indiana

Even though the United States has made a lot of progress when it comes to giving members of the LGBTQ community the respect and equality they deserve, there are still plenty of places with small town mindsets who need a little push in the right direction. That’s exactly what happens in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix movie The Prom when a teenage girl (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) wants to bring her girlfriend (Ariana DeBose) to the prom in her small Indiana town, but the PTA board votes against it. Wh...
Tags: Movies, Drama, New York City, Indiana, Teen, Netflix, United States, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Midwest, Emma, Andrew Rannells

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Likely to Get a Streaming Release, Probably at HBO Max

Following the recent decision by Warner Bros. Pictures to release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max simultaneously with a theatrical release on Christmas Day, the floodgates are open for more studio blockbusters to take the streaming route. At least that might be the case for some of the big movies that Warner Bros. has waiting in the wings. Word on the streets of Hollywood is that Godzilla vs Kong may be the next major movie to land a streaming deal with HBO Max being the likely recipient. The Ho...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, Sequels, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Skull Island, Warner Brothers, Kong, Warner Bros Pictures, WB, Action/Adventure, Netflix/Streaming Video

This Week In Trailers: Some Kind of Heaven, Alabama Snake, Little Fish, Sing Me A Song, The Human Factor

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we hang with the pinochle crowd, lose our minds to a virus, remember what it was like to discover the internet for the first time, ...
Tags: Movies, Alabama, America, United States, This Week In Trailers, Middle East, Movie Trailers, Theo Love, Clifford, Bhutan, Buddhist, Chad Hartigan, Summerford, Movie Marketing, Southern Appalachia, Thomas Burton

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart

‘Wonder Woman 1984′ International Release Dates: Here’s When You Can See Patty Jenkins’ Sequel Outside the U.S.

Last week, WarnerMedia made the surprising and unprecedented decision to release Patty Jenkins‘ highly anticipated superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 into theaters on Christmas Day and also simultaneously release it on HBO Max in the United States. (I say “unprecedented” because this is the first time a mega-budgeted superhero film will be put straight onto a streaming service and subscribers will not be charged extra to watch it.) But when will you get to see the movie if you’re not in the U.S...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, United States, Philippines, Sequels, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Exhibition, States, Nicaragua, Bahrain, Warner Brothers, WB, Australia New Zealand

The top 9 streaming TV shows this week, from Netflix's 'The Crown' to HBO Max's 'Titans'

"The Crown" Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. "The Mandalorian" is still the top series but "The Crown" is catching up.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" is still the most in-demand streaming original series in the US, but Netflix's "The Crown" is gaining ground.Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a ...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, Streaming, Cbs, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Cbs All Access, Max

How to get a PlayStation 5: Resellers give their 6 best tips to help you buy the hard-to-find console

Both versions of the PlayStation 5 are sold out everywhere, and stock resupplies are sporadic. Best Buy The PlayStation 5 is officially available worldwide, but it's been nearly impossible to buy one since launch. Sony has struggled to keep up with demand, and retailers have struggled to keep their online stores operational as buyers flood each resupply. That insatiable demand has created a robust resale market for Sony's latest game console, with the $500 model regularly selling for just...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Gaming, Europe, UK, Video Games, Entertainment, Ebay, Trends, Walmart, Smartphone, Best Buy

‘Insert Coin’ Video Game Documentary Coming to Alamo Drafthouse VOD and More Virtual Cinemas

Even though the South by Southwest film festival was canceled back in the spring when the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to tear through the United States, some of the movies intended to premiere at the festival still screened for critics. One of those movies was Insert Coin, a video game documentary looking at Midway Games and the making of historical video games like Smash TV, NARC, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and more. Now you can finally see the movie for yo...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, United States, Movie Trailers, Video Game, Sxsw, Southwest, Alamo Drafthouse, NBA Jam, Eugene Jarvis, Joshua Tsui, Insert Coin, Insert Coin: The Midway Chronicles

Lala Alcaraz piece in new SAAM exhibit

by Bruce Guthrie  There's a new Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit -- in the building with the National Portrait Gallery - that opened on Friday. Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to NowNovember 20, 2020 – August 8, 2021In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist, and LGBTQ+ movements and channeled the perio...
Tags: Comics, United States, National Portrait Gallery, Chicano, Lalo, Mike Rhode, Lalo Alcaraz, Bruce Guthrie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Lala Alcaraz, Impact of Chicano Graphics

Nearly 700 Movie Theaters Closed Over the Weekend, Making for a Dispiriting Pre-Thanksgiving Box Office Haul

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to get worse in the United States, many states are tightening restrictions on non-essential businesses and gatherings of people. That may not stop the plethora of idiots who are still forcing their Thanksgiving plans into existence despite the irresponsibility of it all, but it did result in the shutdown of nearly 700 theaters this past weekend, making for a poor showing at the box office on a weekend that is typically full of huge blockbusters. In their...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, America, United States, Robert De Niro, Box Office, Universal Pictures, Kevin Costner, Indiewire, Tenet, Focus Features, Diane Lane, Freaky, Business and Industry News, The War With Grandpa

‘Boss Level’, a Joe Carnahan Time Loop Movie Starring Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson, Heads to Hulu

Boss Level, the latest from Narc and The Grey director Joe Carnahan, has been sitting around waiting for a distributor since 2019. The sci-fi action flick that stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson was originally scheduled to arrive in August 2019, but it missed its release date and has been without a home ever since Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, who purchased the film in 2018, dropped it. Now, Boss Level will have a second chance, thanks to Hulu. The streaming service just signed an eight...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Liam Neeson, Mel-Gibson, Hulu, Palm Springs, Michelle Yeoh, Gibson, Andy Samberg, Carnahan, Pulver, Grillo, Frank Grillo, Action/Adventure

Cool Stuff: ‘The Mandalorian’ Announces More Action Figures, a Visual Guide, Puzzles, and a LEGO Set

It might be Thanksgiving week, but The Mandalorian isn’t taking a vacation. There’s a new episode of the Star Wars series coming to Disney+ this Friday, but before that, it’s time for another Mando Monday. As usual, there’s a new haul of collectibles that have been revealed, included a couple action figures for The Vintage Collection, a new LEGO set inspired by a recent episode, a batch of puzzles to help pass the time, and a visual guide. Note: All the items should be on sale or available fo...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Disney, Lego, United States, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Star-Wars, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, LEGO Shop, DK Publishing, The Mandalorian, Razor Crest, Greef Karga

Sundance Now Unveils December TV & Movie Slate

Sundance Now Unveils December TV & Movie Slate Sundance Now has revealed their December slate, including four exclusive premieres: The timely and gripping drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt, the award-winning political drama Total Control created by and starring Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman, the foreign language period spy drama Shadow Lines, and the high-stakes insider trading British drama Cleaning Up starring Sheridan Smith. You can check out the full lineup b...
Tags: UK, TV, Downton Abbey, Movies, Australia, Washington, America, Canary Wharf, Prague, Canada, United States, Oscar, Moscow, TV News, Manhattan, Finland

Universal Pushes Simon Kinberg’s The 355 Back a Year

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Universal pushes Simon Kinberg’s The 355 back a year With theaters still shut down around the globe and new spikes in cases being reported, Universal Pictures has elected to push back the release of Simon Kinberg’s ensemble spy thriller The 355 a full year from its original January 2021 release to January 14, 2022. RELATED: New The 355 Teaser Introduces the History Behind the Team’s Name PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.g...
Tags: Movies, Fox, United States, Morocco, Paris, Shanghai, Oscar, Cia, Universal Pictures, Brown, Golden Globe, Lupita Nyong, Mason, Marie, Chastain, Simon Kinberg

The Morning Watch: Secrets of ‘The Santa Clause’, Rating Submarine Scenes in Movies & 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, learn some behind the scenes secrets about The Santa Clause from the latest edition of Disney+’s web series The Deets. Plus, see what a former submarine commander thinks about submarine scenes in movies like...
Tags: Movies, Molly, Youtube, Disney, United States, Santa Claus, Tim Allen, Aquaman, The Hunt For Red October, The World Is Not Enough, Crimson Tide, Marquet, David Marquet, Video Of The Day, Das Boot, Deets

CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball

CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball The fascinating new documentary Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is now streaming on Apple TV and ComingSoon.net was able to sit down and talk with the film’s directors, Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, who discussed what it was like to travel around the world to discover the power behind meteorites. Here’s the synopsis: A journey across the planet and universe explores how meteorites, shooting stars and deep impact...
Tags: South Korea, England, TV, Texas, Movies, Interviews, La, Nasa, Apple TV, Earth, United States, Antarctica, Cambridge, New Mexico, Costa Rica, San Andreas Fault

Craig Mazin’s The Last of Us Lands Series Order at HBO

Craig Mazin’s The Last of Us lands series order at HBO After months of developing a pilot for a potential small-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic title, HBO has officially given a series order to The Last of Us from Emmy winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann. RELATED: The Last of Us Producer Says HBO Series Will Expand the Game’s Story PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStan...
Tags: Games, Hbo, TV, Movies, Video Games, United States, Sony, TV News, Chernobyl, Sony Pictures Television, Craig, Santa Monica, Johan Renck, Joel, Neil, Ellie

‘The Last of Us’ Gets a Series Order at HBO; Could This Be the First Great Video Game Adaptation?

It’s official: Joel and Ellie are coming to television. HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, a television adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly popular video game about a smuggler and a young girl who must make their way across a zombie-infested America in the hopes of developing a cure for a virus that has ravaged the globe. The game’s creator and creative director, Neil Druckmann, is spearheading the show along with Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Chernobyl. HBO has b...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, America, United States, Thriller, Adaptation, Chernobyl, Craig, Video Game, Johan Renck, Strauss, Joel, Neil

CS Interviews: Jimmy Hawkins and Karolyn Grimes Discuss It’s a Wonderful Life

CS Interviews: Jimmy Hawkins and Karolyn Grimes Discuss It’s a Wonderful Life It’s a Wonderful Life has stood the test of time to become a perennial holiday classic for audiences of all ages. This year, Paramount unveiled a 4K UHD Steelbook copy of the film and to celebrate, ComingSoon.net sat down with two of the film’s stars, Jimmy Hawkins and Karolyn Grimes, who played Tommy and Zuzu Bailey, respectively, and discussed the impact and legacy Frank Capra’s film continues to have in pop cult...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Congress, Montana, New York City, Christmas, Features, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Grimes, Satchel Paige, Academy, Elvis

Spotlight on Up & Coming Latinx Creators: Tamara Yajia

Meet Tamara Yajia; a multi-talented Argentinian comedian, writer, actress and musician. Tamara Yajia is an Argentinian comedian, writer, actress and musician. Originally from Buenos Aires, Tam moved to the United States as a teenager. After her family’s tourist visa expired, she spent some time undocumented and credits her past experiences and Latin heritage for helping find her voice as a comedian. Her comedy, like the Funny Or Die series Telenovelas Are Hell, helps bring people toget...
Tags: United States, Humor, Playboy, Tam, Jane, Tamara Yajia, Momento LatinoFunny Or Die, Buenos Aires Tam

‘Giving Voice’ Trailer: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Pass on August Wilson’s Legacy to Students in Netflix Documentary

“August was that one writer who saw me. And when I say ‘me,’ I do mean me, but I also mean people like me,” Viola Davis says in the trailer for Giving Voice, an upcoming documentary that honors the legacy of iconic Black playwright August Wilson, whose plays like Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom left an indelible mark on Black history. And Davis, who won an Oscar for her performance in the feature adaptation of Fences and is earning buzz for her turn in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Ma ...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Documentary, America, Netflix, United States, Stage, Broadway, Davis, John Legend, Movie Trailers, Black, Wilson, Denzel-Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey

The Quarantine Stream: The New ‘Supermarket Sweep’ is the Perfect Pandemic Relief

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Supermarket Sweep (2020) Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: Leslie Jones hosts the revival of this classic game show that first started in the 1960s, returned in the mid-1990s, and came back one more time in the early 2000s. Three teams of two ultimate shoppers compete in a variety of brand name trivia and puzzles bef...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, United States, North Dakota, Hulu, Leslie Jones, Elf, Jacob Hall, Featured Stories Sidebar, Supermarket Sweep, The Quarantine Stream, Nickelodeon Super Toy

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