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Inspiring Trailer: Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower – Joshua Wong – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

 

Unstable times can create the unlikeliest of heroes. When the promise of Hong Kong’s autonomy was at risk, 14 year old Joshua Wong decided to speak up. Amid the glistening cityscape, filmmaker Joe Piscatella introduces viewers to a teenaged activist who inspired tens of thousands to stand up for their beliefs.

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower will launch globally on Netflix on May 26.

When the Chinese Communist Party alters its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong – handed back to the Chinese government from British rule in 1997 – teenager Joshua Wong decides to fight for his homeland. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, and without a long-term plan but with passion to spare, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong. A remarkable portrait of courage, resilience, and the propulsive power of youthful idealism, JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER, the winner of this year’s Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is a chronicle of one young man risking his own future for a greater good.

The film will launch globally on Netflix on May 26.

Ahead of its launch on Netflix JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER will be screening at Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, you can find a screening schedule here.

Watch Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80169348

First Photos: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider!

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) – Photo by Graham Bortholomew/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures have released two photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft from their new film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

The film begins with  bike messenger Lara Croft going off in search of her missing father, starting with his last-known location: a tomb off the coast of Japan.

So, pre-Lora Croft as knowledgeable seeker of lost treasures.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Dominic West. It will be in theaters on March 18, 2018.

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New Poster: Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets!

(Left to right) Dane DeHaan, and Cara Delevingne star in EuropaCorp’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets..Photo credit: Vikram Gounassegarin.© 2016 VALERIAN SAS Ð TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION.

Based on a classic European graphic novel, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the biggest, strangest film of his career.

A cool new poster has just been released for the epic space opera that comes to theaters on July 21st.

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Pop Still Going Up Schitt’s Creek!

Schitt’s Creek – Annie Murphy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy – Photo courtesy of Pop

Canadian import Schitt’s Creek – the network’s most watched original series – has been given an order for a fourth season with the third season finale over three weeks away (April 5th).

POP’S MOST WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES “SCHITT’S CREEK” RENEWED FOR SEASON FOUR

Emmy® Award Winning Talent Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott, Alongside Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Emily Hampshire Set to Return in New Season

Season Three Finale Airs Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

LOS ANGELES – March 10, 2017 – The “Rose” parade of high-brow comedic characters living in a low-brow backwater town will return for a fourth season, as Pop announces its renewal of the critically acclaimed scripted television series SCHITT’S CREEK. Series co-creators and father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy continue as executive producers and writers.

Now in its third season on Pop, which will air the finale on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT, SCHITT’S CREEK is the Network’s most-watched original series (Nielsen L+7, P2+) with more than a half million nightly viewers. Season three is up double-digits from season two (+20%) and season one (+39%), with all key demos delivering significant increases.

Recently hailed by Vanity Fair for their “fearless, nuanced, out-there comic brilliance,” screen legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara return as Johnny and Moira Rose in SCHITT’S CREEK season four alongside Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, who star as their adult children David and Alexis. Chris Elliott, who stars as the town mayor Roland, also returns in season four, as well as series regulars Emily Hampshire, Sarah Levy and Jennifer Robertson.

“SCHITT’S CREEK has become a brand-defining television series for Pop—a culturally relevant, clever, full of heart comedy that is perfect for these crazy times,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Season after season, we are seeing significant audience growth, heightened buzz, critical acclaim and award-season chatter.  We expect even more in season four.”

Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The executive producers are Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The Canadian Academy Launches Apprenticeship Program for Female Directors!

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today announced the creation of a new Apprenticeship Program for female directors, as part of the organization’s year-round initiatives addressing pertinent issues within the film, television, and digital media sectors.

The Apprenticeship Program will assist early and mid-career female directors in film, television or digital media to identify and achieve their career and project goals, hone their directing skills, and develop a network of allies to springboard the advancement of their work.

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What to Watch This Weekend: Hell or High Water

On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Hell or High Water, a modern western about two brothers-turned-bank robbers trying to evade the law through the Midwest.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Freeform’s Valentine’s Day Event Includes Comedy, Fantasy, Musicals and Weepies!

If you’ve had a romance that produced laughs, tears, a song  in your heart, or maybe even a thrill/chill/scare or two, Freeform’s Valentine’s Day Weekend Event probably has a movie for you.

Over the weekend leading up to Valentine’s day, Freeform will air a cross-section of films that fit all aspects of the holiday including: What’s Your Number? (comedy), Grease (musical), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 (thrills/chills, a bit of a care), a special edition of The Notebook (four-hankie alert!), and more.

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What to Watch This Weekend: The Magnificent Seven

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of The Magnificent Seven, a remake of a remake (Seven Samurai) of seven highly skilled men who are tasked with defending a sleepy town from a evil despot in the old west.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a  film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Lest We Forget…

 

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.