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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 […]
Tags: Reviews, Los Angeles, John Ridley, Tony, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Needle In A Timestack, Leslie Odom Jr `` Hamilton

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

Full Trailer for Time Travel Romantic Thriller 'Needle in a Timestack'

"The past doesn't just belong to history books anymore, now we can live it, touch it, change it." Lionsgate has debuted the full-length official trailer for sci-fi romantic thriller Needle in a Timestack, from director / producer John Ridley (of Jimi: All Is by My Side). Glad to finally get some more footage from this. Set in the near future, the film involves some kind of tech that lets people revisit the past somehow. Nick and Janine live in marital bliss until Janine's ex-husband warps ti...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Trailer, NICK, Orlando, John Ridley, Janine, To Watch, James Kirk, Timestack, Leslie Odom Jr Cynthia Erivo

'My life is weird': Oscar winner John Ridley returns to movies with time-travel drama 'Needle in a Timestack'

John Ridley has a lot of projects, from TV series to Batman and Black Panther comics. Another, a time-travel movie, comes out Oct. 15.        [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Superhero Bits: Beware Of Venom: Let There Be Carnage Spoilers, The Suicide Squad Sneakers & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is finally here.Puma is teaming up with DC for "The Suicide Squad" shoes.Marvel begins prepping audiences for "Eternals.""Black Panther" #1 gets...
Tags: Movies, Salma Hayek, News, Netflix, Harley Quinn, Puma, Warner Bros, Jupiter, Mark Millar, Cool Stuff, Jen Bartel, John Ridley, Ta Nehisi Coates, Challa, Millar, Millarworld

Interview: Editor JoAnne Yarrow Discusses Only Murders in the Building

Executive producer Selena Gomez’s Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, has just been renewed for a second season on Hulu. ComingSoon spoke with one of the show’s editors, JoAnne Yarrow, to discuss her work on this amazing project. JoAnne immersed herself in Hollywood’s fast-paced film industry as an assistant editor for hit television shows like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra starring Channing Tatum, Snow White and The Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, and Rise of the...
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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

First Teaser for 'Fluid Time' Romantic Thriller 'Needle in a Timestack'

"Don't regret the past… it's what brings us to where we need to be." Lionsgate has finally unveiled a teaser trailer for the sci-fi romantic thriller Needle in a Timestack, from director / producer John Ridley (of Jimi: All Is by My Side). Set in the near future, the film involves some kind of tech that lets people revisit the past somehow. Nick and Janine live in marital bliss until Janine's ex-husband warps time to try to tear them apart. As Nick's memories begin to disappear, he must deci...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Trailer, Sci-fi, NICK, Orlando, John Ridley, Don, Janine, To Watch, James Kirk, Timestack, Leslie Odom Jr Cynthia Erivo

The Expendables: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone & More Reuniting in New Film

Lionsgate has announced that the studio is reteaming on Millennium Media’s The Expendables saga, once again reuniting the world’s top action stars for an all-new film. Jason Statham (Wrath of Man, F9), Dolph Lundgren (Creed II), Randy Couture (Blowback), and Sylvester Stallone (The Suicide Squad) will all reprise their roles as Lee Christmas, Gunner Jensen, Toll Road, and Barney Ross, respectively. In addition, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power), Megan Fox (Till Death), and Tony Jaa (Monster Hunte...
Tags: UK, Movies, Lionsgate, Action, Suicide Squad, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Ridley, Curtis, US Canada, Kurt Warner, Barney Ross, Toll Road, Movie News, Scott Waugh, Lati Grobman

Early Internet Investors Recall Heady Promise of Dot-Com Bubble and Post-9/11 Bust

The era of irrational exuberance was already running on fumes by the time the Twin Towers fell. The 9/11 terrorist attacks marked the end of the first frenzied wave of investment and hype about dot-com ventures that brought Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Hollywood together in the pursuit of riches, innovation and creativity. Not always […]
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American Underdog Poster Sets New Debut Date For Kurt Warner Biopic 

Lionsgate has officially changed the release date for the forthcoming biopic sports drama American Underdog, starring Zachary Levi as NFL champion Kurt Warner. Originally scheduled for a December 10 theatrical release, the film has been pushed back to two weeks and is now slated to arrive in theaters on Saturday, December 25. The date announcement also came with the release of the first American Underdog poster which you can check out below, teasing Levi’s portrayal of the sports icon. Based on...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, NFL, Warner, Levi, Hall of Fame, Erwin Brothers, John Ridley, Kurt, Brenda, Kurt Warner, Dennis Quaid, Sean Devereaux, ComingSoon, Movie News

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

Why ‘The Suicide Squad’ is not a sequel, according to James Gunn and Joel Kinnaman

When writer-director James Gunn agreed to make “The Suicide Squad,” he did so with the understanding that he wasn’t expected to follow closely, or at all, in the footsteps of the 2016 film debut of the DC Comics team of supervillains. “Frankly, the weirdness of doing a sequel that’s not a sequel was part of the appeal of it,” Gunn says on a recent video call. “Just because it’s so different. “I think “Alien” and “Aliens” is a good example,” he says of the first two films in the sci-fi franchise....
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15 free Comic-Con @Home panels to watch during the virtual comic convention July 23-25

With the in-person version of San Diego Comic-Con on pause for the pandemic, the annual celebration of popular culture arrives online again for a second Comic-Con @Home, which runs from Friday to Sunday, July 23-25, with a few early offerings on Wednesday and Thursday, July 21-22. We’ve scoured the program looking for old friends — Hello, Her Universe fashion show at 6 p.m. Friday. It’s also fun to make new discoveries, such as the promising Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1981 Week — Why’d It Have to ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Hbo, John Lewis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, White House, Amc, Time, Ray Bradbury, Sport, Gotham, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego

Batgirl's New Threads Are All About Function, Style, and Kicking Ass

Over the course of DC’s upcoming Fear State event, present-day Gotham City will increasingly begin to look like its Future State incarnation as the Scarecrow ushers in a new era of terror with the widespread use of his fear toxins. As Gotham plunges into chaos that brings the entire Bat Family to the front lines,…
Tags: Travel, Comics, Science, Gotham, Batgirl, Gotham City, Batman, Oracle, Robin, John Ridley, Tom Taylor, Barbara Gordon, Babs Tarr, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne

John Ridley Will Pick Up the Black Panther Torch After Ta-Nehisi Coates

While Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on Marvel’s Black Panther solo comic may be coming to an end just as the writer turns his sights to the future of DC’s Superman, the Wakandan King’s story is anything but over.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Dc, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, John Ridley, Ta Nehisi Coates, Wakanda, White Tiger, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Shuri, Tchalla, Entertainment Culture, Juann Cabal

Regina King to Direct Legendary’s Monster Hunting Movie Bitter Root

(Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images) Oscar-winning actress-turned-director Regina King has officially signed on to helm Legendary’s upcoming film adaptation of Bitter Root, based on Image Comics’ acclaimed comic book series. The project is being described as Get Out meets Blade which will center around a monster-hunting family in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. In addition to directing, King will also be serving as a producer through her Royal Ties banner along with Black Panther dir...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Horror, New York City, Action, Netflix, Miami, Ryan Coogler, Power Rangers, Legendary, Comic Book, John Ridley, Brown, Golden Globe, Image Comics, Regina King

How ‘The Good Asian’ comic book series uses detective noir to explore anti-Asian racism

In “The Good Asian,” a nine-part comic book series from writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, Edison Hark is a Chinese American detective from Honolulu who has arrived in San Francisco to look for a missing woman. The mystery, set in the 1930s, uses film noir as an inspiration to comment on anti-Asian racism in the United States, particularly the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924. “There are many reasons that people go to fiction,” sa...
Tags: Books, New York, China, America, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Hawaii, Pasadena, Alex, Comic-Con, Moto, John Ridley, Honolulu

Immigration and family separation policies at the US border inspire comic book ‘Home’

When news of the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border came to light in 2018, the disclosure sent Julio Anta reeling. “I’m not usually surprised by the way that this government treats Latinx people or immigrants of any kind,” says Anta by phone from his home in New York, “but family separation felt different to me. I was shocked by it, like a lot of people were. It made me really angry and it made me really sad and I didn’t know how to deal with that.” The film “Black Panther” had rec...
Tags: Books, New York, Mexico, Superman, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Philippines, Reddit, Guatemala, Peter Robinson, Southern California, Ontario, John Ridley, Juan

‘Five Days At Memorial’: Vera Farmiga to Star in Apple TV+ Hurricane Katrina Series

Vera Farmiga is set to star in the new Apple TV+ Original, Five Days At Memorial, a limited series from Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Emmy winner Carlton Cuse (Lost) that chronicles the first five days at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Apple announced that Vera Farmiga (When They See Us) will star as “Dr. Anna Pou” in Five Days At Memorial, a limited series for Apple TV+ based on the acclaimed non-fiction novel by Pulitzer-winning author...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Star, Adaptation, New Orleans, Newark, Memorial, True Story, Hawkeye, Carlton Cuse, John Ridley, Kong, Ridley

New ‘Reframed’ Series at Turner Classic Movies Will Provide Cultural Context for Problematic Older Films

As society has progressed over time, cultural touchstones from the past have become outdated and in some cases problematic. That can make revisiting classic films a little troublesome. How can we revisit, revere and respect classic movies that have such blatantly racist characters and outdated depictions of our culture? Turner Classic Movies may have the answer. The cable network known for keeping the love for classic films alive is kicking off a new series tonight called Reframed: Classic Film...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, University Of Chicago, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Rope, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Los Angeles Times, Psycho, Tcm, John Ridley, Stewart, Burbank, Tiffany, Ridley, Fred Astaire

John Ridley's No Studios announces $100,000 in grants for Wisconsin artists

The Milwaukee creative arts hub founded by Oscar winner John Ridley, is pledging to help Wisconsin artists, especially those in historically underserved populations.        [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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‘Shirley’: Regina King to Star in John Ridley’s Biopic About Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is set to write and direct Shirley, a biopic about Shirley Chisholm, the United States’ first Black Congresswoman who made additional history when she later ran for President in the early 1970s. Oscar-winning actor Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Watchmen) is now set to play Chisholm, and King will also produce the new film. Variety reports that Regina King will star in and produce John Ridley’s new film Shirley, which is being pro...
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Regina King to Lead John Ridley’s Shirley Chisholm Biopic

Regina King to lead John Ridley’s Shirley Chisholm biopic Coming on the heels of becoming the second Black woman to be nominate for a Golden Globe for Best Director, Regina King (One Night in Miami) is stepping back in front of the camera to lead the Shirley Chisholm from Oscar winner John Ridley, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Fighting Shirley Chisholm: Danai Gurira to Play First Black Congresswoman in New Film if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB ...
Tags: Movies, Danai Gurira, Jeff Skoll, Miami, Shirley, Hulu, King, Uzo Aduba, John Ridley, Golden Globe, Reina, Regina, Ridley, Chisholm, Regina King, Mrs America

How John Ridley Is Helping Bring Off Broadway to Screens

After winning an Academy Award for his screenplay of “12 Years a Slave” and creating the ABC series “American Crime,” John Ridley has a lot going on — from an upcoming Blumhouse paranormal thriller to a new Batman comic book. But right now he’s equally excited about taking risks Off Broadway, he said on the […]
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How a 15-year quest to find the work of Black comic book artists became ‘Invisible Men’

Twenty years ago, comic book historian Ken Quattro began digging for information on an artist named Matt Baker. “I couldn’t find anything about him anywhere,” says Quattro during a phone interview. “The only thing people knew, basically, was he died when he was young and he was Black.” A comic book fan since the early 1960s who has written thousands of articles on the subject, Quattro kept searching and that quest resulted in his book “Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books...
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Corinne Foxx tackles challenging role in Disney+ movie ‘Safety’

Corinne Foxx plays Kaycee in the Disney+ movie “Safety,” which premieres on the streaming service on Friday, Dec. 11. The movie is inspired by the real-life story story of Clemson University football standout Ray Ray McElrathbey, who adopted his 11-year-old brother, Fahmarr, in 2006 while juggling his duties on the team with this studies. In the process, freshman McElrathbey put his football career and his college education in jeopardy trying to raise Fahmarr when their mother entered a drug reh...
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Superhero Bits: ‘DC Future State’ Trailer, ‘Hawkeye’ Set Photos, Jim Lee’s New ‘The Batman’ Sketch & More

Want to learn how to draw Miles Morales as Spider-Man? How many copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin have sold so far? What’s one request Rosie Perez has if there’s a Birds of Prey sequel? Which characters are joining Marvel Future Fight in December? How will the Batman in DC’s Future State be different? What did Jamie Foxx say about returning as Electro in Spider-Man 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Using basic techniques and simple tools, Marvel a...
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Mary Higgins Clark remembered by collaborator Alafair Burke

Crime fiction lost one of its most notable architects with the passing of Mary Higgins Clark at age 92 on Jan. 31. Honored as a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, she was internationally known as the Queen of Suspense, and for good reason: Clark wrote 56 best-selling books, 100 million copies of which are in print in the U.S. alone. Alafair Burke, 51, is the Edgar-nominated, New York Times bestselling author of 16 mystery novels. She graduated at the top of her class from Stanford L...
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