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‘Needle in a Timestack’ Review: Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo Are Stuck in Parallel-Reality Puzzler

Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton) has been nominated for two Oscars. Tony winner Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple”) has been nominated for two Oscars. Writer-director John Ridley won one Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” and deserved another for his L.A. Riots documentary “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992.” Any film would be fortunate […]
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Needle in a Timestack Trailer Starring Leslie Odom Jr., Orlando Bloom, Cynthia Erivo & Freida Pinto

Lionsgate has released the official Needle in a Timestack trailer starring Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami…, Hamilton), Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Carnival Row), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Genius), and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Hillbilly Elegy) in John Ridley’s sci-fi romance feature. The movie will have a limited theatrical release and will debut on Digital and On Demand on October 15, before becoming available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 19 (pre-order here). RE...
Tags: Video, Movies, Lionsgate, Sci-fi, BAFTA, Miami, Orlando Bloom, NICK, John Ridley, Janine, Freida Pinto, Ridley, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Leslie Odom, ComingSoon

Gustavo Dudamel, Cynthia Erivo Help Los Angeles Philharmonic Raise $3 Million With Return of In-Person Concerts

After a year in which audiences couldn’t enjoy the Los Angeles Philharmonic in person due to the pandemic, the orchestra returned with a boisterous gala on Saturday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The evening included performances by Cynthia Erivo, pianist Seong-Jin Cho and a drumline. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who was also named music director […]
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Book Nook: Remember to Dream, Ebere on Storyline Online

Award-winning performing artist Cynthia Erivo is “this close” to getting her EGOT, but she’s not stopping there! Recently, Erivo completed a very special project, one that’s particularly close to her heart—a children’s book of inspiration drawn from her mother titled Remember to Dream, Ebere.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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From Cynthia Erivo to Lil Nas X: Must-Read Children’s Books Written by Celebrities

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. The time to update your children’s bookshelves is now. Thankfully, there is no shortage of gorgeous modern literature […]
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Cynthia Erivo, Emmy nominated for playing Aretha Franklin, releases a stellar debut album

Singer and actor Cynthia Erivo is releasing her debut album, a children's book and will soon portray a fairy godmother in Disney's "Pinocchio."        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Cynthia Erivo Is Entertainment’s Top Overachiever With New Solo Album, Children’s Book and Screen Roles Galore

From the Venice Film Festival to the Met Gala, the Emmys to training for a half marathon, Cynthia Erivo manages to find moments of pause in her jam-packed schedule. While blurs of kinetic energy roil around her, the London-born multi-hyphenate sits serene at the center. “Sometimes I’ll get a nice couple of hours of sleep […]
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Cynthia Erivo, up for an Emmy for playing Aretha Franklin, releases a stellar debut album

Singer and actor Cynthia Erivo is releasing her debut album, a children's book and will soon portray a fairy godmother in Disney's "Pinocchio."        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Needle In A Timestack Trailer: Orlando Bloom And Leslie Odom Jr. Star In A Sci-Fi Brain Bender

Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") has been relatively quiet for the past few years, but he's getting back in the mix with a twisty new science fiction film. The movie has a solid cast – Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, Frieda Pinto, and Jadyn Wong – but a truly terrible title: "Needle in a Timestack." What on Earth is a "timestack," you ask? Check out the trailer and maybe you'll be able to glean the answer for yourself. (But ... uh ... probably not.) Need...
Tags: Movies, News, Earth, Oscar, Trailers, Orlando Bloom, NICK, Orlando, John Ridley, Janine, Bender, Ridley, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Silverberg, Robert Silverberg

Needle in a Timestack Trailer Starring Leslie Odom Jr. & Cynthia Erivo

Lionsgate has released the official Needle in a Timestack trailer for the upcoming sci-fi drama film adaptation of Robert Silverberg’s short story of the same name. Starring Oscar nominees Leslie Odom Jr., and Cynthia Erivo, the film is scheduled to arrive in select theaters and on VOD on October 15, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release on October 19, 2021. The video, which you can check out below, features Odom’s Nick as his present life gets altered when his past with his wife gets drastica...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Sci-fi, Oscar, Streaming, Newark, Orlando Bloom, NICK, John Ridley, Janine, Freida Pinto, Odom, Time Traveler

Idris Elba Returns To Luther Once More, With A Netflix Movie

The "Luther" movie is finally official! Idris Elba will don his famous gray trenchcoat once more, and return to screens as the titular tortured detective, Luther.This time around, Elba will be joined by a few new faces, franchise newcomers, Cynthia Erivo ("Widows," "Bad Times at the El Royale") and Andy Serkis ("The Lord of the Rings"). Continuing the "Luther" saga, the film sees the character dealing with a double threat. He'll have to fend off his detective nemesis, played by Erivo, in additio...
Tags: Movies, News, Bbc, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Idris Elba, Luther, Radio Times, Elba, Cross, Cynthia Erivo, Neil Cross, Idris, John Luther, Erivo, SlashFilm

The 20 Best Heist Movies Of All Time

Heist movies transcend genre. You can have frivolous, fun heist movies like "The Italian Job," or heartfelt, straight-faced ones like "Point Break." The heist itself can be meticulously planned and meditative, like the one in "Inside Man," or fall apart before it's even begun, as in "Good Time."To be clear, this is a list of heist films, not movies about con artists. "The Sting," "The Brothers Bloom," and "Gambit" are all brilliant, but the heist tropes -- planning the mission, gathering the tea...
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Cynthia Erivo to Star in 1970s London Drama ‘Steel’

Emmy nominee Cynthia Erivo will star in and executive produce “Steel,” a 1970s drama set in London about a fiercely ambitious arms dealer. Per the logline, Erivo (“Genius: Aretha Franklin,” “The Outsider”), will play protagonist Madeline Crowe, a self-made woman who seizes control of her own destiny in a high-octane and dangerous profession dominated by […]
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Needle in a Timestack Poster & Photos Offer First Look at John Ridley’s Sci-Fi Adaptation

Lionsgate has released the official poster and new photos, available in the gallery below, from Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley’s (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) upcoming sci-fi movie adaptation Needle in a Timestack, based on the short story of the same name by Robert Silverberg. The film stars Oscar nominees Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami…, Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Genius), along with Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Carnival Row), BAFTA nominee Freida P...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Sci-fi, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, NICK, John Ridley, Janine, Bloom, Cynthia Erivo, John Wick, Leslie Odom Jr, Leslie Odom, ComingSoon, Movie News, Anjay Nagpal

Nat Geo Cancels In-Person Emmy Showcase Event as COVID-19 Delta Concerns Continue to Rise

National Geographic has canceled plans to hold an two-day Emmy showcase this weekend at the Westfield Century City mall, as concern grows over an uptick in COVID-19 infections and a rise in Delta variant cases. The event included close discussions between nominees (including “Genius: Aretha” star Cynthia Erivo) and voters, which began to feel inappropriate […]
Tags: News, Awards, Delta, Emmys, National Geographic, Nat Geo, Cynthia Erivo, Westfield Century City, FYC, COVID, Delta variant, Delta Concerns Continue

Cynthia Erivo, Mj Rodriguez and More Talk Finding Catharsis Through Characters

In flashing back to college-age Annie on Hulu’s “Shrill,” Aidy Bryant felt as if she had traveled back in time. “I was getting caught up in my own emotions,” says Bryant. “It was almost like visiting an old self.” The unflattering costume reminded her of a person who used to hide behind clothing and, to […]
Tags: Awards, Features, Annie, Aidy Bryant, Hulu, Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross, Bryant, Cynthia Erivo, MJ Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo Mj Rodriguez

Stories on Skates, a 3D Storytelling Project with Cynthia Erivo in Partnership with Adobe

Stories on Skates, a 3D Storytelling Project with Cynthia Erivo in Partnership with Adobe ibby08.11.21 Over the past year, roller skating has taken over. Be it physically seeing professionals and amateurs alike in city parks and open spaces or on social media with mesmerizing choreographies and music, skating culture is finally getting the attention it so deserves. To pay tribute to roller skating’s legacy and cultural impact, Cynthia Erivo -  English-born bo...
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‘Respect’ is the biopic that Aretha Franklin wanted

Aretha Franklin spent decades pushing to get a big screen biopic of her life made—she wanted something on the scale of “Ray” and she wanted a star like Halle Berry or Audra McDonald to play her before settling on Jennifer Hudson as the ideal choice in the years before her death in 2018. Now that dream is finally coming true with “Respect” — Hudson is in the lead role, Forest Whitaker is her domineering father, the preacher C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans is her seductive but domineering husband, Te...
Tags: Movies, Aretha Franklin, Sport, Ted, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, James Gunn, Mary J Blige, Halle Berry, Hudson, Columbia, Forest Whitaker, Dinah Washington, Jerry Wexler

Cynthia Erivo Sings Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and More During Hollywood Bowl Debut

There was a moment after intermission at Cynthia Erivo’s Hollywood Bowl show when she returned to the stage with no shoes on. She wanted her feet to touch the ground. She was taking everything in, and that called for her heels to come off. Until last week, Erivo had never even set foot in the […]
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 29-Aug. 5

  Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit opens July 31 and runs through Jan. 2, 2022 in Los Angeles. Timed tickets in advance are required. In the photo, visitors check out the experience during a media preview at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 29-Aug. 5. EVENTS   Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru...
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Cynthia Erivo talks Hollywood Bowl debut and the influence of Barbra Streisand

Cynthia Erivo is a very busy woman. The acclaimed actor and singer makes her Hollywood Bowl debut on Friday, July 30, singing songs by legendary voices from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Portraying that last icon in the National Geographic Channel’s “Genius: Aretha” just earned Erivo an Emmy nomination for best actress in a limited series. Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo makes her Hollywood Bowl debut as a singer on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by Terrell...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Aretha Franklin, New York City, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Heart, Kate Winslet, Robert Zemeckis, Mary J Blige, Nina Simone, National Geographic Channel

Kate Beckinsale Still Hoping for an ‘Underworld’-‘Blade’ Crossover Movie: ‘What a Duo That Would Be’

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Kate Beckinsale is “highly” doubtful that another “Underworld” will be made, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t up for playing Selene in a sixth movie. “I really wanted them to do an ‘Underworld’-‘Blade’ mashup. What a duo that would be,” she told me at the premiere of her […]
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Cynthia Erivo’s latest look is so next level your heart will skip a beat

Cynthia Erivo made our jaws drop in a denim ensemble we didn’t see coming - and...
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‘Genius: Aretha’ Director, Executive Producer Anthony Hemingway Signs With M88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Emmy-winning director and producer Anthony Hemingway has signed with M88. Best known for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Red Tails” and “Underground,” Hemingway most recently directed and executive produced “Genius: Aretha,” starring Cynthia Erivo, who earned an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a limited series for her performance as Aretha Franklin. […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Cynthia Erivo, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Anthony Hemingway, Genius: Aretha, M88

Demi Lovato, Cynthia Erivo and Busy Phillips Share the Importance of Pronouns in New GLAAD-Universal Music Video

Demi Lovato, Cynthia Erivo, Busy Phillips and a number of others people are featured in a new video from GLAAD and Universal Music Group emphasizing the freedom for people to choose their own pronouns, “to spread awareness of the importance of using pronouns to create an environment of inclusivity and respect.” The full list of participating […]
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Watch Cynthia Erivo Present Steve McQueen’s Peabody Award for Amazon’s ‘Small Axe’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Prime Video’s “Small Axe” is among the final batch of this year’s Peabody Award winners, which have been announced throughout the week. Variety also has a first look at actor Cynthia Erivo presenting the honor to “Small Axe,” and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s acceptance speech; scroll down to watch. A collection of five films from […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Awards, Steve McQueen, Variety, Cynthia Erivo, Peabody Awards, Small Axe, Peabody Award for Amazon

Cynthia Erivo Drops Soul-Pop Single ‘The Good’ and Reveals Debut Album Release Date

Oscar-nominated actor Cynthia Erivo, who already has a Tony and Grammy under her belt, is making her original music debut with anthemic single “The Good” from her upcoming album. “Ch. 1 Vs. 1,” Erivo’s debut album of original music, is set for release on Sept. 17 via Verve Records. The first single from the set, […]
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Cynthia Erivo dazzles in a dreamy summer look we want in our closets

It’s no secret that Cynthia Erivo has an incredible sense of style. ...
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The Morning Watch: ‘Army of the Dead’ VFX Breakdown, Lessons from ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Screenplay & 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, find out how Army of the Dead brought zombie mayhem to Las Vegas by creating a 3D model of the iconic strip. See how the screenplay for Portrait of a Lady on Fire provided plenty of details in meticulously c...
Tags: The Morning Watch, Video Of The Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Army-of-the-Dead, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Genius: Aretha, Gillian-Anderson, Lacey Rose, MJ Rodriguez, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pose, Ratched, Sarah-Paulson, The Crown, The-Queens-Gambit

The World Reopening Will Lead to High-Energy Fashion at the 2021 Emmys

At this year’s virtual Golden Globes, Kaley Cuoco channeled Cinderella in an Oscar de la Renta ball gown and Cynthia Erivo caught eyes in neon Valentino Couture. But at the very same show, Jason Sudeikis donned a tie-dyed hoodie and Jodie Foster accepted her award clad in Prada pajamas. The dichotomy continued at the SAG […]
Tags: Kaley Cuoco, Features, Cinderella, Emmys, Jason Sudeikis, Jodie Foster, Renta, Cynthia Erivo, Jurnee Smollett, World Reopening Will Lead to High Energy Fashion