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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Only in theaters December 21

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This fall, everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns. 

For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet. 

Academy Award® nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek). 

In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows). Together, our trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldilocks (Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, “Big” Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney, Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, The Big Bad Wolf (Wagner Moura, Narcos).

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish features an all-star comedic cast that includes Oscar® winner Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin) and Tony nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour).  

The long-awaited follow-up to the 2011 Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster, The Last Wish is directed by Joel Crawford and produced by Mark Swift, the creative team behind DreamWorks Animation’s smash, The Croods: A New Age. The film’s executive producer is Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri. 

The character of Puss in Boots first appeared in 2004’s Oscar®-nominated Shrek 2 and instantly became a global, scene-stealing sensation. Puss then co-starred in two other Shrek sequels and his solo film, as well as in multiple DreamWorks Animation videos and TV series. The Shrek and Puss in Boots films have collectively earned more than $3.5 billion worldwide.

Genre: Animated Comedy Adventure
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillén, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura, Anthony Mendez, John Mulaney, Florence Pugh, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ray Winstone
Director: Joel Crawford 
Producer: Mark Swift
Executive Producer: Chris Meledandri

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NEW TRAILER for BROS!

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Trust us, it looks way BIGGER in theaters.😉 See you September 30.

 BROS – In Theaters September 30, 2022

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This fall, Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy. 

From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, 2019’s The Lion King, Difficult People, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amidst the madness. Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in hi

s own major studio film, Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller from his screenplay with Eichner. The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church (co-producer Trainwreck, Step Brothers). The film is executive produced by Eichner. 

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Billy Eichner
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Written by: Nicholas Stoller and Billy Eichner
Producers: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Joshua Church
Executive Producer: Billy Eichner

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HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

OPENS NY & LA JULY 1

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.”

This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone.

Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

DIRECTED BY: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

SELECTIONS: Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and more

INSPIRED BY THE BOOK: The Holy of the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah

FEATURING: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others

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Charlize Theron Debuts New Look

Charlize Theron Debuts New Look as She Talks Daughters, ‘Doctor Strange,’ and More

It was a big weekend for Charlize Theron as she held her 15th annual Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project block party.
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Charlize, fresh off a plane from Rome with a new ‘do and jet black hair.


Theron joked, “I’m so happy to be here, but I’m going to be great after a cup of coffee.”


Charlize has been in Italy getting ready to film “The Old Guard 2,” the sequel to the hit Netflix action thriller.


Terri asked, “How is the body doing? Are you taking a beating? How is the back?”


Charlize answered, “There’s a reason I’m in a longsleeve shirt… We have a great team, and it’s really exciting to try and do something that is better than the last… We are a few days away from trying to actually shoot… We’ve all been waiting for this moment and COVID really pushed us back.”


The upcoming movie also stars “Kill Bill’s” Uma Thurman.
Theron said, “I think I’ve seen all the ‘Kill Bills’ a hundred times… I was, like, fanning out. I had to keep my sh*t together. Uma Thurman has no idea what a fan girl I am.”


Charlize also made a surprise superhero cameo in the “Doctor Strange” sequel with Benedict Cumberbatch.


She told Terri, “It is something that happened kind of fast. Before I knew it, I was in a superhero outfit on the set. I couldn’t believe it… I really like the Doctor Strange universe, I am really excited about the possibilities about where we can take it.”


She revealed her kids Jackson, 10, and August, 7, were in on the secret.


“I was like, ‘You can’t tell any of your friends.’ It was so top secret and they did really well. They managed to keep it a secret.”


Her daughters did not attend the event, though. She explained, “It was heartbreaking tonight because they are at a dance recital and I’m missing…” Seymour interjected, “Can I just say Charlize is a hardcore dance mom,” and Theron went on, “I’m gonna cry. It was so brutal. My little one was like, “It’s okay, Mom, it’s okay. So my mom is there taking videos.”


Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project works to launch HIV/AIDS prevention programs.


The children know how important their mom’s charity work is. Charlize said, “We go to South Africa… They kind of know what the work is… They love the experience… being in the environment where they are not the minority and they get to talk to other girls like them… I think it will be something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives… It will somehow impact them as human beings because I have moments where I’m really proud of them when I feel like they say something so small but it makes me realize that they’re seeing outside their bubble… I just want them to know the world is much bigger than all of what we have here.”


Terri asked, “What are you hoping to do in the next 15 years?”
Charlize said, “I think, ultimately, the dream is to not have to do this work. I don’t know how realistic that is but that’s the thing we aim for is to get enough of the advocacy out there… To really kind of support anything they need to be as good as they can be.”

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“NOPE” Releases July 22


NOPE – Only in Theaters 7.22.22

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Daniel Kaluuya in “Nope,” written and directed by Jordan Peele. Universal Pictures © 2022 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. All rights reserved.

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Oscar® winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope. 

The film reunites Peele with Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. 

Nope, which co-stars Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (The OA, American Insurrection), is written and directed by Jordan Peele and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions. The film will be released by Universal Pictures worldwide.

Genre: Horror Epic
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea
Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
Producers: Ian Cooper, Jordan Peele

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Jennifer Lopez on Second Chance at True LOVE and Living in the Moment

Wednesday night, Jennifer Lopez stepped out in NYC for the premiere of her new documentary film “Halftime” at the Tribeca Film Festival!


“Extra’s” Tommy DiDario spoke with Lopez, who recently said that she was grateful to have a second chance at love. She stressed the importance of staying in the moment as she and fiancé Ben Affleck write their new chapter of life. She told Tommy, “I’m just excited to be living in the present right now. That’s my focus, be in the moment. Don’t miss it!”


Lopez also confessed that releasing the documentary is “nerve-racking.” She explained, “I’m anxious to see the movie. I’m nervous, I’m excited. I haven’t seen the finished product so I’m really looking forward to that, but it’s also a little nerve-wracking…It’s not like being in a movie…but  I wouldn’t want to do it  anywhere else but here in New York.”


She also spoke about thanking those who doubted her or hurt her during her recent MTV Awards speech. J.Lo smiled, saying, “It’s about the hardships that you have in life, it’s heartbreak, people who told you you couldn’t do certain things because of who you were and where you were from. The idea that you had to kinda overcome that…that was a big motivator for me. It was a sincere thank you.”


“I don’t think I would be me if it wasn’t for that or the people in my life who actually hurt me in some way,” Lopez emphasized. “I’m grateful for, that in the bible it says that you know be thankful for your trials and tribulations and I am.”

Courtesy of “Extra”:   

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THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

Movie Reveal: The Hunger Games Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes (2003)

Rating: This Film Is Not Yet Rated

U.S. Release Date: November 17, 2023

Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler

Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Screenplay by: Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie
Based on the Novel by: Suzanne Collins
Produced by: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Francis Lawrence

Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol.

With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor.

Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

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MAIKA – The Girl from Another Galaxy

By Miv Evans

This is a delightful children’s adventure, brought to us all the way from Vietnam.   Despite a lack of originality, it stays the course, proving that if you give the right actors sparkling dialogue, the plot doesn’t have to work that hard.  The right actors on this occasion are three budding thespians, who fill the screen with such charm the grown-ups don’t get a look-in. 

Hung (Lai Truong Phu) is an only child whose mother delights in filling his head with magical tales.  Her favorite is The Moon Cake, which inspires her to nickname her treasured son ‘Little Star.’  Just before she tragically dies, she tells him that if ever he’s missing her, he should look to the sky.  Every moment of the day, she’s going to be there, watching him.  

Hung’s widowed father (Ngoc Tuong), does his best to take care of his son but it’s a struggle.  One day, he’s so exhausted, he forgets he promised to take Hung to watch a meteorite shower, so Hung goes alone. The young boy sees something mysterious fall from the sky and decides to investigate.  To his amazement, he’s confronted by a young girl (Chu Diep Anh) who’s come to earth to find her lost comrade.  She’s from the planet Maika and laden with special powers.   Hung is entranced.     

A movie about a young boy teaming up with an alien from outer space is obviously nothing new and, despite its oriental roots, Maika offers no new perspective.  This is particularly surprising, as Vietnam is rich in fairy tales and legends that have, so far, not been exploited by the West.  An orbiting cake with a Moon Girl aboard would be far more intriguing than an alien in a spaceship who will, sooner or later, have to ‘go home.’      

While the highly appealing Hung and Maika take center stage, a powerful little bundle named Beo (Tin Tin) regularly slips in and fairly demands the audience’s attention.  He makes his entrance as Hung’s adversary, but then when Maika falls absent, he steps in.  It would have been so much more dynamic if the three kids had gone on their Big Adventure together.  Beo’s pedal-to-the-metal attitude would have ensured they got in more trouble than even the filmmaker could have imagined.  

Although this film is well worth a trip to the movies, the use of sub-titles might limit its success.  The producers may have decided dubbing would detract from the actors’ appeal, but children’s reading ability is a bigger threat.  When parents are deciding which film to take their kids to see, it could be they’ll decide to skip the one that risks two hours of “What does it say?” ringing in their ears.  

RELEASE INFORMATION
Arrives in Northern American theatres June 3, 2022
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Screened at Sundance, 2022

Director and Writer: Ham Tran

Produced by: FPT Play 

Public Relations Wildworks PR, FilmsGoneWild.com

 Distributed by: Well Go USA Entertainment

ABOUT MAIKA:
Vietnam’s first children’s sci-fi feature and the country’s second-ever entry to the sci-fi genre. The film is based on a beloved 1970s Czechoslovakian television series that became a cultural sensation throughout the 1980s and 90s.

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THE DUKE – the Cost of Art

By Miv Evans

The Duke is a biography; a family drama; a coming-of-age story and an art heist.  All four threads are stitched together by a commentary on 60s working class Britain.  Despite a few hitches, it works like a charm.

THE STORY

This film is a true story about Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), who lives with his wife, Dolly (Helen Mirren) and son, Jackie (Fionn Whitehead). While Dolly works her fingers to the bone, Kempton has a more casual approach to employment.  He treats his low-paying jobs with distain so he can conserve his energy for the more pressing  issue of becoming the next Robin Hood.  He’s a man with an overwhelming sense of justice, launching campaign after campaign in his efforts to help society’s poorest.  His latest crusade is to lobby the government to pay for pensioners’ BBC TV license, which many can’t afford.  But despite stalwart efforts, he makes zero progress.  He’s still deciding on his next step when he learns that the government has paid £140K for a portrait of the Duke of Wellington.  Kempton is incensed.  By the time he’s calculated how many TV licenses all that money could have bought, his campaign is resurrected.

THE BOSS

There could be no better depiction of a working class eccentric than that honed by Broadbent, but it’s Mirren who kidnaps the screen.  She’s unrecognizable as the long suffering battleaxe, Mrs. Bunton, and clearly relishes her role as Newcastle’s Queen Char.*   Despite limited power, she shoulders the weight of her erring husband and son with aplomb.  And if she doesn’t get her way, she settles for impaling them with her acerbic tongue.   

THE HITCHES

As charming as this story is, it takes a long time to find its stride.  While Kempton’s skirmishes are fun, it’s clear from the start that he’s a laggard and has no plans to change.  It therefore risks the audience thinking the story has nowhere to go when that same message is repeated over and over.  It also takes time away from the laying down of clues that lead to the unexpected twist that comes at the end.  This twist, while welcome, fails to resonate as it should because so little time is spent on its set-up  Truth might be stranger than fiction, but strange generally needs to be explained.

THE U-TURN 

Kempton died in 1976, so never witnessed the government’s decision 24 years later to pay for the TV license of seniors over the age of 75.  It was a belated but greatly appreciated gift to those in need.  Although this grand gesture is not recognized as Kempton’s legacy, there are a number of Brits who might think otherwise.  Either way, it’s clear Kempton wasn’t just a good guy.  He was a visionary who possessed such a pervading sense of justice that it transcended all else.  The formidable Dolly couldn’t have had a more deserving hero, even if she’d married the Duke himself.            

*British colloquialism

Streaming now on Roku

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Breakout Star Milanis Clark Hits Broadway in “Tina”, Set to Appear on “Better Nate Than Ever” for Disney +

Breakout Star Milanis Clark Hits Broadway in “Tina”, Set to Appear on “Better Nate Than Ever” for Disney +

 Young Talents Skills on Display Across Multiple Mediums


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11 year old Milanis Clark, of Adunni Rose Talent Agency, a standout performer in both music and film, will be hitting Broadway this spring as part of the cast for “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W 46th St, in New York City.

Watch Milanis in the Disney + movie “Better Nate Than Ever” (Directed by Tim Federle with cast including Rueby Wood, Aria Brooks, Lisa Kudrow and Joshua Bassett) starting this Friday April 1st on your favorite device of choice. 

The fun loving afro-latina Harlem, New York native 5th grader started acting at the age of 5 in school productions for School House Rocks and the Michael Jackson vs. Prince Collections. She started singing at the age of 3 at school talent shows and in local restaurants, which led to her being booked to play at more high profile events.

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“I love what I do and I plan on being an entertainer for the rest of my life, this is my passion.” – Milanis

Besides her gifts of song and on stage, Milanis also loves to dance, to paint and just to laugh! She’s double jointed! She likes funky glasses! Milanis is pure energy and just plain fun. Check out her YouTube show “Mila Tales” at https://youtu.be/g-ncDpnd9UU 

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Milanis Clark comes from a family full of talent; Her mother Yeimis is a longtime professional dancer who currently tours with the legendary Lisa Lisa from the iconic 80s group Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and is co-founder of the nonprofit Designed 2 Dance Inc, and her step-mother Toni Menage – a renowned singer and performer in her own right – is the Personal Manager and Musical Director for Lisa Lisa and has helped guide the careers of many artists of note throughout her illustrious career on the management side of the business. As Milanis continues to grow in the industry, she would like to thank her family and friends, Talent Manager Mrs. Theresa Bastien @324.tamtheresa, Talent Agent Shirley Faison @adunnirosetalent, Vocal Coach Robert Marks @bobmarks and Acting Coach Wendy Mckenzie @wendyactingcoach. Follow Milanis Clark! @iammilanis