Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a silly, fun movie that works for people who don’t know a Bulbasaur from a Psyduck but will undoubtedly be an entertainment feast for Pokémon fans.
Netflix has announced multimedia extensions for its nature documentary event series, Our Planet.
A soundtrack album (featuring a song by Ellie Goulding alongside the score by Steven Price) will be available on April 15th; a companion book will be in stores on April 12th, and a companion website – OurPlanet.com – will launch on April 5th, the date of Our Planet’s premiere on Netflix.
Further, Netflix has released a behind the scenes video highlighting Ms. Goulding’s song.
Ado Ato Pictures will launch its animated VR documentary Another Dream at Tribeca Film Fest.
Another Dream tells the story of an Egyptian lesbian couple forced to leave their country when one is about to be forced into an arranged marriage.
What would love feel like if you were forbidden to touch? Five Feet Apart is the story of Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), two young people who refuse to be defined by the obstacles that separate them.
Five Feet Apart opens on March 22nd.
VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle In Egypt on January 22nd.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle In Egypt concludes the show’s Stardust Crusaders arc. Details follow.
Film Independent announced that Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks & Recreation) will host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry.
Nominees were announced by Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Captain Marvel, Mary Queen of Scots) and Molly Shannon (Divorce, Private Life, Other People) at a press conference on November 16.
Best Feature nominees include Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. The show will broadcast live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” said Host Aubrey Plaza. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS RETURNS AS LAURIE STRODE TO SEEK HER REVENGE IN THE INTENSE THRILLER
The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again in Halloween, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on December 28, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on January 15, 2019. Hailed by critics as “a near perfect blend of craft, character growth and nostalgia” (Perri Nemiroff, Collider), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis,Halloween Franchise, “Scream Queens”) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers’ brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind-the-scenes looks at creating the film, Halloween delivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.
Exclusive Event on January 9 to Support the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Gathr Films, Focus Features and Participant Media today announced an exclusive, advanced screening opportunity of Participant Media’s On the Basis of Sex, distributed by Focus Features and inspired by a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer. For one night only, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, audiences across the U.S. will have the opportunity to see this inspiring film before it opens in theaters nationwide on January 11. The film debuts in select theaters on December 25.
As part of the event, all advanced screenings of On the Basis of Sex will provide an opportunity for ticket buyers to donate to the American Civil Liberities Union’s Women’s Rights Project, which Justice Ginsburg helped co-found in 1972, and is a leader today in establishing essential protections for women and ensuring women have equal rights in every realm of life – in the workplace, in education, in the criminal justice system, in the home, and in public.
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The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Bradley Cooper with the Director of the Year Award for A Star is Born at its annual Film Awards Gala. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight, and presented by American Express, will be held on Thursday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 3-14.
“Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with A Star is Born,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Cooper captures authentic performances in this moving film that has emotionally resonated with audiences everywhere and is sure to be celebrated as one of the best pictures of the year. It is our honor to present the Director of the Year Award to Bradley Cooper.”
Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2019 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its official selection Monday for this life achievement award slated for NBC’s 76th annual ceremony on January 6.
Bridges won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his leading performance in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart.” He is a five-time Globe nominee and seven-time contender at the Academy Awards. Those nominations were for “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit” and “Hell or High Water.”
In the second part of the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, we will feature photo highlights from some of the talent who performed at this year’s Jingle Ball at Capital One Arena in Washington DC last night.
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