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‘Monster’ Trailer: The Award-Winning Novel From Walter Dean Myers is Now a Netflix Movie

Monster, based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers, had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. But oddly enough, it never found an official wide release – until now. Netflix scooped the adaptation up and will finally release it in May, with the first trailer now available to watch below. The movie follows a seventeen-year-old film student whose entire life gets turned upside down when he’s charged with felony murder. Monster Trailer  Published in 1999, Walter Dean Myers’s ...
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New Netflix Trailer for Acclaimed 'Monster' Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr.

"All they see is another black man with a rap sheet." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for an acclaimed indie drama titled Monster, which originally premiered years ago at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It's finally getting a streaming release on Netflix this spring. Not to be confused with Luce, the other acclaimed Kelvin Harrison Jr. film from Sundance. Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon, an honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felo...
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Kelvin Harrison Jr. Lands Lead in Searchlight’s Period Biopic ‘Chevalier de Saint-Georges’

Kelvin Harrison Jr., the breakout star of festival hits “Luce” and “Waves,” has landed the leading role in Searchlight Pictures’ “Chevalier de Saint-Georges.” Harrison Jr. will play the title character, known historically as the Black Mozart, an illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. The artist rose to improbable heights in […]
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‘Elvis’ Movie From Director Baz Luhrmann Delayed Until 2022

Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis was one of the first movie productions to be affected by the COVID-19 when star Tom Hanks announced he and wife Rita Wilson had both tested positive for coronavirus. Now, a year later, things have come full-circle and Warner Bros. is officially delaying the movie to 2022. Originally, Elvis was supposed to open this upcoming November but will now arrive in the summer of 2022. The news comes to us from Variety, who report that Luhrmann’s Elvis movie is moving from its Nove...
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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Movie Casts Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Blues Guitar Legend B.B. King

Kelvin Harrison Jr., who recently played Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, will soon play another larger than life figure in a new movie. Harrison has been cast as blues icon B.B. King in Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann‘s movie about Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. Get the details below. Hey, remember Baz Luhrmann? He’s only directed three feature films in the past twenty years (and one big Netflix show that’s since been canceled), s...
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Kelvin Harrison Jr. To Play Blues Icon B.B. King In Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Project

EXCLUSIVE: Kelvin Harrison Jr. has landed a supporting role in the upcoming Elvis film from director Baz Luhrmann and Warner Bros. The...
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Kelvin Harrison Jr.: 8 Great Performances From The High Note Actor

Kelvin Harrison Jr. has appeared in some of the best films of the last few years. His name may not be well known yet, but it very well might be in the next few years.
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Rodeo Queens: Dakota Johnson to Lead Amazon’s Mockumentary Series

Rodeo Queens: Dakota Johnson to star in Amazon’s new Mockumentary series In competitive bidding among multiple networks and streamers, Variety reports that Amazon Studios has successfully landed the rights to Christy Hall’s upcoming mockumentary comedy series titled Rodeo Queens with The Peanut Butter Falcon star Dakota Johnson attached for the leading role. This marks Johnson’s first major TV comeback after seven years since starring in Fox’s sitcom Ben and Kate which ran on-air from 2012-2...
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Kelvin Harrison Jr. on Finding His (Singing) Voice in ‘The High Note’ and Joining ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

The year 2020 already started on a pretty high note for Kelvin Harrison Jr., with an Independent Spirit Award nod and a BAFTA EE Rising Star award nomination for his breakthrough performances in “Luce” and “Waves.” And with turns in “The Photograph” and now “The High Note,” the young actor’s star is primed to rise […]
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‘The High Note’ Review: A Sleek Music Industry Dramedy That Plays the Same Old Tune

Too many female-led comedies focus on the romance of it all. The chick flick, the rom-com – they’re terms that are interchangeable. But there is so much more depth of emotion that women feel, so many more nuanced relationships that women have, that are rarely show on the big screen. Only a handful of so-called “rom-coms” dig into them, but they’re often mislabeled because it’s less about the romance, or even the comedy, then it is about the women at the center of them. One of the more recent fi...
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CS Score! Reviews Intrada’s New Legends of the Fall 2-CD Set

CS Score! Reviews Intrada’s New Legends of the Fall 2-CD Set Hey, fellow film score lovers! I’ve had the pleasure of working from home during this weird time, which has given me plenty of opportunity to crank up the old soundtrack list. I listened to a lot of Danny Elfman and James Horner early on but have since started cranking the likes of Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenberg as my life at home slowly evolves into madness. True story. RELATED: The 10 Best James Horner Scores Staying home also af...
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Now Scream This: Horror Movies About Pandemics and Quarantines You Can Stream Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: So how y’all enjoying self isolation? It’s only been a week for me and I now own 2019’s Cats , so let’s just say the situation has escalated exponentially in Casa De Donato. Is Cats the most horrifying movie of the decade? How many people will I force this monstrosity upon? Why am I still ta...
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Now Stream This: ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Abyss’, ‘The Skeleton Twins’, ‘John Wick Chapter 3’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Hello, streamers. It’s time again to highlight some great titles you can kick-back with at home right this very second. You’ll find classics, new films, a docu-series, a short film, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Taxi Driver (With Commentary) Now Streaming on The Criterion Channel Release Date: 1976 Genre: Drama Di...
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How Waves unpicks the pressures of ‘black excellence’

Newcomers Kevin Harrison Jr and Taylor Russell on writer-director Trey Edward Shults’s drama about the aftermath of a family tragedyWhen Kelvin Harrison Jr, 25, was working on his lead role in Waves, his manager asked him if he wanted to pull out. “There was a fear,” he says, about whether he and the film’s writer-director Trey Edward Shults could pull off its ferocious, narrative-shifting central event.That tour-de-force moment, which we can’t get into without breaking the law of spoilers, woul...
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Awkwafina Among the Five Nominees for the BAFTA Rising Star Award

BAFTA has unveiled the nominations for its 2020 Rising Star award. Awkwafina, coming off the back of a Golden Globes win on Sunday, features alongside Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jack Lowden, and Michael Ward. Awkwafina was nominated for “The Farewell,” Dever for “Booksmart,” and Harrison Jr. for “Waves.” Ward had a starring role in […]
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'Luce' And Waves' Boost Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s Career

Kelvin Harrison Jr. has two breakout roles this year in Luce, and the new film Waves which will rolls out in theaters this weekend. The New Orleans native has very quickly become an indie darling.
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A24’s Official Waves Trailer Highlights An Emotional Family Drama

A24’s official Waves trailer highlights an emotional family drama A24 has released the official Waves trailer for the upcoming drama from writer/director Trey Edward starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Sterling K. Brown. You can check out the trailer now in the player below! RELATED: A24’s Waves Trailer Starring Sterling K. Brown and Kelvin Harrison Jr.  Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves tr...
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Second Trailer for 'Waves' with Kelvin Harrison Jr. & Sterling K. Brown

"I'm trying to give you the tools to succeed in this world." A24 has debuted a second official trailer for the indie drama Waves, a bit hit on the festival circuit playing at both the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. It's being described...
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Review: Luce

— by RON WILKINSON — At first glance, a story about a traumatized and miraculously healed former Eritrean boy soldier. Adopted by near-perfect parents and plunked down in solidly middle class America, Luce has blossomed into the perfect teen. Charismatic, adult beyond his years and prodigious in his presentation, he wows them time and time […]
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‘Luce’ Review: A Stirring Psychodrama About Race, Erasure, and Prejudice [Tribeca]

The title character in Luce (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is functional and exceptional on the surface. He’s a star student, a valedictorian high schooler. He is the model of an inspirational American Dream story that many blind optimists love to eat up: a black teen who overcame his trauma as a child soldier in Eritrea and seized and earned every opportunity imaginable. His well-off adoptive Caucasian parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) look proudly upon him. The school is investing its hope...
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Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Five Artists, Kicks Off With Sundance Hit ‘Luce’

The Newport Beach Film Festival, which kicks off April 24 and continues through April 27, will honor five talented artists who will be on hand to accept their awards. The event kicks off opening night with the West Coast premiere of Sundance indie hit “Luce,” a provocative racial drama from director Julius Onah starring Naomi […]
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Kristen Stewart & Laura Dern in 'Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy' Trailer

"Are you really who you say you are?" Universal has released the first official trailer for the true story film Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, also known as JT LeRoy, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. The film tells the story of a young woman named Savannah Knoop who spent six years pretending to be the celebrated author and cult status character JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. Kristen Stewart stars as Savannah, and the cast includes Laura Dern,...
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Luce’

When people say a movie feels like a play, they often mean it as a kind of insult — less showy than talky, self-contained, more concerned with ideas than authenticity — but in the case of “Luce,” it’s a compliment. That’s because this discussion-generating film adaptation of JC Lee’s hot-potato Off Broadway play lasers in […]
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Sundance Film Review: Kelvin Harrison Jr. in ‘Luce’

When people say a movie feels like a play, they often mean it as a kind of insult — less showy than talky, self-contained, more concerned with ideas than authenticity — but in the case of “Luce,” it’s a compliment. That’s because this discussion-generating film adaptation of JC Lee’s hot-potato Off Broadway play lasers in […]
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‘Monsters and Men’ is an Uneven but Potent Drama About Police Violence [TIFF]

It’s both sad and encouraging that a cinematic vocabulary has developed around the continuing incidents of police officers shooting unarmed black men. In their most recent films, filmmakers Jordan Peele and Spike Lee have even knowingly created moments of dramatic irony around the perceived outcome of cops arriving at a nebulously defined scene. We know that they might perceive differently than the characters involved in it, producing a moment of unbearable tension. While the awareness generate...
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Alexa Demie Joins Cast of A24’s Musical Drama Waves

Alexa Demie joins cast of A24’s musical drama Waves Variety reports that Mid90s star Alexa Demie has been cast to join A24‘s musical drama Waves. In addition to Demie, Emmy Award-winner Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Hotel Artemis, The Predator), Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird, Boy Erased), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Assassination Nation) and Taylor Russell (Lost in Space) are also set to star in the film. RELATED: Lucas Hedges & Sterling K. Brown to Star in Musical Waves Waves is described as a musical d...
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‘Mid90s’ Actress Alexa Demie Joins Lucas Hedges, Sterling K. Brown in A24’s ‘Waves’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexa Demie, who is starring in A24’s coming of age drama “Mid90s,” has already set her next project with the indie studio. The actress is joining Lucas Hedges and Sterling K. Brown in A24’s “Waves,” sources tell Variety. The cast also includes Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell. “Waves” will be Trey Edward Shults’ follow-up to […]
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‘Monster’ Director and Star on Bringing the Classic Novel to Life [Sundance Interview]

Originally published in 1999, Walter Dean Myers’s novel Monster has been a favorite among young-adult readers, using both a third-person screenplay device and first-person diary format to tell the story of honors student Steve Harmon, a black teenager with dreams of becoming a filmmaker, who is arrested and tried for felony murder in New York City after a bodega robbery goes wrong and the owner is killed. Was this kid from a supportive home a part of this crime? Or is he simply guilty of being ...
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‘Monster’ Review: Powerful Crime Drama Finds the Intersection of Race, Justice, and Storytelling [Sundance]

Ever since its publication in 1999, author Walter Dean Myers’ award-winning novel Monster has be a favorite among young adults, providing them a glimpse into the world of Steve Harmon, a black teenager whose life is thrown into chaos when he is arrested and put on trial for taking part in a robbery gone wrong, resulting in the death of a Harlem bodega owner. The film adaptation from music video veteran and first-time filmmaker Anthony Madler is an ambitious, complex, and layered look at how the...
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Film News Roundup: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth to Star in Drama ‘Luce’

In today’s film news roundup, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Tim Roth are starring in the drama “Luce,” mob thriller “Clover” announces its cast, and AFM sees gains in attendance and screenings. CASTINGS Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are starring in the drama “Luce,” which has begun shooting in New […]
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