Posts filtered by tags: Leslie Odom Jr[x]


 

‘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


This Year’s Tony Awards Show Was In A Difficult And Delicate Position

Helen Shaw: “Looking back while looking forward was the impossible job of this year’s (ceremony). Instead of razzle-dazzling us, the host Audra McDonald (and, in the second half, Leslie Odom Jr.) had the job of surveying the pandemic wreckage, all of it still piling up.” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audra McDonald, Leslie Odom Jr, Helen Shaw


Tony Awards: Here’s Everything You Didn’t See on TV

After 27 months, the Tony Awards returned on Sunday night to honor Broadway’s best. The ceremony served as an emotional ode to the power of live theater, as well as an elaborately produced advertisement to get audiences back to the Great White Way. Split between streaming and live TV, viewers at home were treated to […]
Tags: News, Awards, Broadway, Tony, Jennifer Holliday, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Awards, Great White Way Split


Tonys Review: Broadway’s Back (Finally!) With a Pitch Perfect, Inclusive Celebration of Theater

The Tonys deserve to win multiple Emmys next year. A night married with celebration, inclusivity and in what can only be described as the realization that Jesus Christ returned to save us all in the form of Jennifer Holliday — it was a sensational awards ceremony that may have offered all the critical clues to […]
Tags: Reviews, Awards, Broadway, Jesus Christ, Lin-manuel Miranda, Jennifer Holliday, Audra McDonald, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Awards, TV Reviews


How Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald Will Host the Tony Awards

The two discussed the ceremony’s recognition of Broadway’s reopening, but also its pandemic losses.
Tags: Broadway, Leslie Odom Jr, Audra McDonald Will Host


‘The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!’ Announce Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda And More To Take The Stage

cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5990364","autoplay":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F[email protected]","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrack...
Tags: New York City, Broadway, Cbs, Winter Garden Theatre, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Awards, CBS CBS, American Theatre Wing 's Tony Awards, Idina Menzel Lin Manuel Miranda


The Biggest Surprises And Shocks From The 2021 Emmy Awards

Last night's ceremony was the least-surprising Emmy Awards in quite some time. Of course "The Crown" swept the drama awards. Of course "Ted Lasso" (mostly) swept the comedy awards. Of course popular, hip genre shows like "The Mandalorian" and "WandaVision" didn't make a dent in the major categories. The running joke among TV fans online was that voters clearly only watched a handful of (the whitest) shows before voting.But that doesn't mean there weren't surprises. And shocks. And disappointment...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Williams, Paris, Broadway, Kate Winslet, Olivia Colman, Connor, Emmy, Lucasfilm, Hulu


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


One Night In Miami Is Coming To The Criterion Collection

"One Night in Miami" was one of the better Oscar contenders last year in my very humble opinion, and now that opinion is being validated by none other than Criterion as they announced the Regina King-directed film as part of their December 2021 slate of releases. The title will hit Criterion Blu-Ray on December 7, 2021, and will come packaged with a bunch of bonus features, which is what you'd expect for any Criterion title. The Whole Package Criterion's release of "One Night in Miami" will feat...
Tags: Movies, News, Miami, King, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Kemp, Regina King, Jim Brown, Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth, SlashFilm, Kasi Lemmons, Barry Jenkins, Gene Seymour, Malcolm X Muhammad Ali Sam Cooke


The Proud Family Revival: Lil Nas X, Tiffany Haddish & More to Guest Star in Disney+ Series

Disney+ has officially announced the full list of guest-stars who are set to lend their voices in the upcoming The Proud Family revival of the hit Disney Channel animated sitcom. The star-studded lineup includes music superstars Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, and Jaden Smith along with actors Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Odom Jr. Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Jane Lynch, Marsai Martin, Glynn Turman, Lamorne Morris, E...
Tags: Video, Comedy, TV, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Jaden Smith, Eva Longoria, Johnson, Chance The Rapper, Disney Channel, Maya, Bébé, Penny


Leslie Odom Jr. Announced As Host For ‘The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!’ On CBS And Paramount+

cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5359923","autoplay":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"[email protected]","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrack...
Tags: New York City, Broadway, Cbs, Tony, Audra McDonald, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Awards, Tony Grammy, Paramount Check, American Theatre Wing 's Tony Awards, The Winter Garden Theatre, American Theatre Wing 's 74th Annual Tony Awards


Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies — Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.
Tags: Tony, Audra McDonald, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Grammy


Leslie Odom Jr., Audra McDonald Will Host Tony Awards and Broadway’s Back Concert

Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald will split emceeing duties for the Tony Awards and the special celebration of all things Broadway that will accompany the annual handing out of statues. The four-hour event is being broadcast across multiple platforms. Odom will host “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back,” a special that will air on […]
Tags: News, Awards, Broadway, Odom, Audra McDonald, Leslie Odom Jr, Tony Awards, Leslie Odom Jr Audra, McDonald Will Host Tony Awards


2021 Fall Movie Preview: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films to Look Out For

Something about this fall movie season just feels off, right? And no, we’re not just talking about the deadly virus we’ve been trying to eradicate for almost two years that’s, rightfully, still keeping many of us away from theaters. It’s that Hollywood expected theaters to be back in full swing by now. Despite the…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hollywood, Science, Jennifer Lawrence, Films, Thrillers, Jim Broadbent, Ghostbusters, Justin Long, Bill Hader, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Wiig, Snoop Dogg, Avan Jogia, Richard Madden, Krysten Ritter


The Many Saints of Newark Trailer: Every Family Has a History

Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a brand new The Many Saints of Newark trailer for New Line Cinema’s forthcoming crime drama film, which serves as a prequel to the acclaimed HBO crime drama series The Sopranos. The video, which you can check out below, highlights Alessandro Nivola’s Dickie Moltisanti as well as the character’s heavy influence on a young Tony Soprano’s upbringing. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, October 1. RELATED: Dune Featurette Rev...
Tags: Drama, Movies, Alessandro Nivola, Hbo Max, Leslie Odom Jr, Michael Gandolfini, Movie News, New Line Cinema, Streaming, The Sopranos, Video, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Pictures


Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. Compares The Sopranos Movie Security To The MCU

The audition process for The Many Saints of Newark sounds wild.
Tags: Religion, Newark, Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr


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


Is The New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy a Very Bad Idea in the Making?

We’ve known for a while now that David Gordon Green was set to make a new Exorcist movie. But today word broke that there are actually three new Exorcist movies on the way – a new trilogy that will bring back original star Ellen Burstyn. Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr. is also on board, playing the father of a possessed child. This news was met with a heavy dose of skepticism, and that’s not really surprising. The original Exorcist was a huge hit and remains an all-time classic, but the sequels – qu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Green, James Earl Jones, Warner Bros, Richard Burton, Chris, Max Von Sydow, Miller, John Boorman, Damien, Don, Blair, Regan, Ellen Burstyn


Ellen Burstyn Will Reprise Her ‘Exorcist’ Role In New Horror Trilogy

The Oscar winner will star alongside Leslie Odom Jr. in a three-film "continuation" of 1973's head-spinning classic.
Tags: News, Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr


Daily Podcast: Michael B. Jordan’s Black Superman Project, A New Exorcist Trilogy, and More

On the July 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including a new Exorcist trilogy, Michael B. Jordan’s rival Superman project, James Gunn’s hopes for a DC/Marvel crossover, and a Pokemon live-action series. Opening Banter :  In The News :  Ben (OG Jeremy): Michael B. Jordan is Making His Own Black Superman Movie For HBO Max Brad (OG Danielle): James...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Podcasts, Netflix, Harley Quinn, James Gunn, Michael B Jordan, Ben, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Pearson, Leslie Odom Jr, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Ben OG Jeremy, Max Brad OG Danielle, Brad OG Jeremy


Peacock developing Exorcist sequels from David Gordon Green with Ellen Burstyn and Leslie Odom Jr

David Gordon Green is doing the same thing he did for Halloween, but this time for Pazuzu and his friends
Tags: Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, David Gordon Green, Leslie Odom Jr, Pazuzu


Universal Nabs The Exorcist Trilogy With Ellen Burstyn to Reprise Role

According to , Universal Pictures and Peacock have successfully acquired the rights to Blumhouse Production’s follow-up trilogy to William Friedkin’s iconic horror film The Exorcist for a whopping deal of over $400 million. This acquisition comes after it was reported last December that Halloween‘s David Gordon Green was in talks to direct. Now, it has been officially confirmed that he has signed on to helm the first film in the planned trilogy, which is expected to arrive in theaters in late 2...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Reagan, David, Streaming, Miami, Universal, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, Peter Sattler, James Robinson, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Burstyn, Morgan Creek


Universal Spends $400 Million on New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy Starring Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr.

Universal is shelling out an eye-popping $400 million to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock, its new streaming service. In a coup, Ellen Burstyn, the Oscar-winning actress who first did battle with the devil in the 1973 original, will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil. David […]
Tags: News, Universal, Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr, Exorcist, Ellen Burstyn Leslie Odom Jr, Chris MacNeil David


A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse

One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed girl. Desperate for help, he…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Universal, Hamilton, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, David Gordon Green, Leslie Odom Jr, The Exorcist, Blumhouse Productions, MacNeil, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Chris Macneil


A New Exorcist Trilogy Is Coming From Universal and Blumhouse [Updated]

One of the scariest, most influential horror franchises of all-time is making a mega blockbuster comeback. reports that David Gordon Green (the new Halloween films) will write and direct a reboot/sequel in which Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. plays the father of a possessed girl. Desperate for help, he…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Emmy, Jason Blum, Hamilton, Peter Sattler, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Sequel, David Gordon Green, Donna Langley, Blumhouse, Leslie Odom Jr, The Exorcist


New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy in the Works, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. With Ellen Burstyn Returning [Updated]

Update: Universal has sent over an official press release, which includes a few clarifications. Read our original article with the updates pointed out below. A brand new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Recent Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) will star, and Ellen Burstyn, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1973’s original Exorcist, is returning to the franchise after skipping the subsequent sequels and prequels. David Gordon Green is set to dir...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Green, Netflix, New York Times, Miami, Jason Blum, Rian Johnson, Universal Pictures, Peter Sattler, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Burstyn, Morgan Creek


Malcolm X TV Series in the Works at Sony, Late Activist’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz to Produce

The life of Malcolm X has inspired countless people, including such movie directors as Spike Lee and Regina King, who memorably depicted the civil rights activist in their films Malcolm X and One Night in Miami. Now, Malcolm’s own daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, will ensure his legacy continues with a Sony/TriStar television series based on the books X: A Novel and The Awakening of Malcolm X, both of which she co-wrote. Variety reports that Shabazz is executive producing this new Malcolm X series...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, News, Washington, America, Fbi, Selma, Sony, Miami, Spike Lee, Mecca, Ava Duvernay, Sony Pictures Television, King, Martin Luther King Jr


Renee Elise Goldsberry’s ‘Hamilton’ Emmy Nomination Puts Her Closer to Earning EGOT

Renée Elise Goldsberry is one step closer to achieving EGOT status after earning a supporting actress Emmy in the limited series or TV movie category for her performance in “Hamilton.” While fan-favorite Peacock’s “Girls5eva” was overlooked by Emmy voters, “Hamilton” picked up 12 nominations. Lin-Manuel Miranda and co-lead Leslie Odom Jr. earned nominations in the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Emmys, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Peacock, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr