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‘Apollo 11’, ‘Honeyland’ And Bruce Springsteen Among Winners At Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

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The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced winners for its fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which took place at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York, hosted by HGTV’s Property Brothers Jonathan Scott.

Apollo 11 took home the evening’s top prize: the Best Documentary Feature. The documentary, which focuses on the the 1969 first spaceflight from which men walked on the Moon, also took Best Editing for Todd Douglas Miller, Best Score for Matt Morton, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary.

Other winners were Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Bruce Springsteen won for his narration of Western Stars.

The best director turned into a tie between Peter Jackson for “They Shall Not Grow Old,” and Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar for “American Factory.” “They Shall Not Grow Old” is Peter Jackson’s first documentary as director. “American Factory” also won the award for Best Political Documentary.

Some of presenters included Jim Gaffigan, Zooey Deschanel, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gloria Reuben, Rose McGowan, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Wyatt Cenac, Erich Bergen, Nicole J. Butler and Reggie Currelley, Aasif Mandvi, Ryan Serhant, and Amir Arison.

Best Documentary Feature: “Apollo 11”
Best Director: (TIE) Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, “American Factory” and Peter Jackson, “They Shall Not Grow Old”
Best Cinematography: John Chester, “The Biggest Little Farm”
Best Editing: Todd Douglas Miller, “Apollo 11”
Best Score: Matt Morton, “Apollo 11”
Best Narration: Bruce Springsteeen (narrator and writer), “Western Stars”
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2019 People’s Choice Awards Winners

By Creative Media Times

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“Avengers: Endgame” took home the top award Sunday night’s 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards, winning best movie during the ceremony which took place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and aired live on E!

Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani was honored with Fashion Icon, P!nk with the People’s Champion and Jennifer Aniston with the The People’s Icon award.

Kevin Hart, who made his first public appearance since he was involved in a serious car accident in September, took home Comedy Act of 2019.

Alessia Cara performed her song “Rooting for You”, while 26-year-old country singer Kelsea Ballerini performed her brand-new song, “Club.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Movie of 2019:
WINNER: Avengers: Endgame
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The European Film Awards Announce Nominees

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The nominees for the 32nd European Film has been unveiled today, with biographical crime-drama “The Traitor” leading with four nominations including Best European Film as well as nomination for its director Marco Bellocchio.

Also with four nominations are Roman Polanski’s “An Officer And A Spy” and Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory.” All three films are vying for Best European Film of 2019 along with Les Miserables, System Cracher, and The Favorite.

Voted on by more than 3,600 members of the European Film Academy, the awards will be presented during an awards ceremony on Dec. 7 in Berlin.

The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim

Best European Film of 2019
An Officer and a Spy, Roman Polanski
Les Miserables, Ladj Ly
Pain and Glory, Pedro Almodovar
System Crasher, Nora Fingscheidt
The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos
The Traitor, Marco Bellocchio

European Documentary
For Sama
Honeyland
Putin’s Witnesses
Selfie
The Disappearance of My Mother

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2019:

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio for THE TRAITOR
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE
Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2019:

Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE
Trine Dyrholm in QUEEN OF HEARTS
Noémie Merlant & Adèle Haenel in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Viktoria Miroshnichenko in BEANPOLE
Helena Zengel in SYSTEM CRASHER

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2019:

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Jean Dujardin in AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Pierfrancesco Favino in THE TRAITOR
Levan Gelbakhiani in AND THEN WE DANCED
Alexander Scheer in GUNDERMANN
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A WHITE, WHITE DAY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2019:

Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo for THE TRAITOR Robert Harris & Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti for LES MISÉRABLES
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

The Next Generation Claims The Dawn In The New Mutants #1 Launch Trailer

Following the events of Jonathan Hickman’s House of X, the outlook for mutantkind has never been brighter! But with challenges still on the horizon, it’s up to the mutant youth to continue the newfound success of their species into the future. See what’s coming for mutants next in this launch trailer featuring Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, and writer Ed Brisson.

The New Mutants have reunited under the banner of Krakoa, but they won’t be staying in the new home for long! Their first mission: retrieve their errant comrade Cannonball from the depths of space. Joined by former Generation X members Chamber and Mondo, the New Mutants head for the stars, but quickly come into conflict with both the Shi’ar and the Starjammers.

“Rod Reis is doing the art. It is absolutely gorgeous. It has echoes of the classic Bill Sienkiewicz art, but it’s doing its own thing and it’s really beautiful,” says White.

“It just makes for this magnificent mutant manifesto that you cannot miss,” proclaims Cebulski.

New Mutants #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson, and Rod Reis is on sale now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com.

Official Trailer for Apple’s “Servant” from M. Night Shyamalan Unveiled

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Apple today unveiled the official trailer for “Servant,” a new Apple Original series from Academy Award-nominated executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (Glass, Split, The Sixth Sense).

Apple’s “Servant” will premiere November 28 exclusively on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers. The half hour psychological thriller follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

Academy Award-nominated executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (Glass, Split, The Sixth Sense) directs the series alongside BAFTA-nominated creator, executive producer and writer Tony Basgallop (Inside Men, What Remains, “24: Live Another Day”). The celebrated cast of “Servant” includes Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Four, “Black Mirror”), Nell Tiger Free (“Game of Thrones”), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise, Snatch).

Sadie Sink Leads Cast in Coming-of-Age Drama “Dear Zoe”

Sadie Sink
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“Dear Zoe” is a new independent feature film adapted from the award-winning novel by Pittsburgh author Philip Beard. The adapted screenplay was written by Pittsburgh natives Marc Lhormer and Melissa Martin, and directed by Gren Wells (The Road Within).

“Dear Zoe” stars Sadie Sink as Tess (Stranger Things). Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage) plays her father Nick, with newcomer Kweku Collins as Tess’ love interest. Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy), and Vivien Blair (Bird Box, We Can Be Heroes) round out the principal cast. This film for all ages is a powerful study of grief and resilience told from the point of view of a 16-year-old girl: a coming-of-age dramedy in which teenage Tess enlists her biological father, a lovable slacker from the wrong side of the tracks, and the charming juvenile delinquent next door to help her come to grips with the death of her little sister. Principal photography will take place in and around Pittsburgh, PA.

Leading the production is Zin Haze Productions, led by Producers Brenda and Marc Lhormer (Bottle Shock) along with independent Producers Peter Phok (Most Beautiful Island, In A Valley of Violence) and Christopher H. Warner (Wind River, Five Feet Apart), along with Emmy award-winning Producer Lizzie Friedman of Priority Pictures (Momentum Generation, The Land). Resonate Entertainment’s Brent Emery (The Stanford Prison Experiment, Carrie Pilby) is also Producing, while Susan Cartsonis (What Women Want, The Duff), and Suzanne Farwell (It’s Complicated, The Intern) are Executive Producing.

“Marc and I are thrilled to bring this powerful, healing and entertaining story to the screen with such a gifted cast and director,” said producer Brenda Lhormer. “This is a dream project that is finally coming true. It’s been a joy to adapt this Pittsburgh-based story in such an authentic way here in this magical city. We look forward to sharing Dear Zoe with audiences all around the world.”

Gren Wells is represented by Paradigm and Mainstay Entertainment; Sadie Sink is represented by Paradigm and Mara Entertainment; Theo Rossi is represented by Paradigm and Management 360; Kweku Collins is represented by Paradigm and No Comply Management; Vivien Blair is represented by Paradigm and Marnie Cooper Management; Justin Bartha is represented by CAA and MGMT; and Jessica Capshaw is represented by CAA. Christopher H. Warner is represented by UTA.

Paradigm is handling worldwide rights.

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow, November 8, For Niall Horan’s ‘Nice To Meet Ya Tour’

Tickets for the first leg of Niall Horan’s Nice To Meet Ya world tour go on sale tomorrow, November 8, at 10:00 AM local time. The North American run produced by Live Nation will kick off on April 20, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN and include shows at Barclays Center in New York (April 29) and The Forum in Los Angeles (May 18). The tour will include performances by special guest LEWIS CAPALDI plus FLETCHER. Both artists are label mates of Horan. See below for itinerary. For further details visit http://www.niallhoran.com. Additional dates, including more North American shows, will be announced soon.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Niall Horan Nice to Meet Ya Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers have access to purchase presale tickets now until Thursday, November 7, at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Online ticket purchases for U.S. shows come with one physical CD copy per ticket order. After ticket purchase, individuals will receive an additional email in the coming weeks with instructions on how to redeem album. U.S. residents only. One CD per online order. Maximum of 4 albums redeemed per household. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale. Please Note: Not all events will be participating in the album bundle offer.

Today, Capitol Records released the Diplo remix of Niall Horan’s new single, “Nice To Meet Ya.” The GRAMMY®-winning producer sets a moody atmosphere, stripping the track back to its core – Horan’s soulful vocals – then quickly letting it bubble up into an intoxicating, rhythmic frenzy. Download / stream “Nice To Meet Ya” Diplo Remix HERE.
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Communicant, Alternative Rock Four-Piece Release New Single “Marie”

BUZZBANDS.LA Show Confirmed For Nov. 9 In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles-based alternative rock group Communicant ​is slated to perform at the BUZZBANDS.LA anniversary show this Saturday, November 9 at Hi Hat (5043 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042). Communicant have been hand-picked alongside Night Dreamer, Covey and Precious Kid for the annual bash celebrating the influential music site’s 11th year. Later this month, on Monday, November 25, they’ll join HUNNYPOT LIVE at The Mint (6010 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035) with Bob Thiele Jr., Matthew Chaim, Xharlie Black, Hung Yung Terrarist and Suniel Fox.

Communicant have just released their new single, the ambient indie rocker “Marie” listen Here. The new track follows strong early reviews for their first single, the trippy, electro-pop “Spotlight,” listen Here. Communicant are currently back in the studio working on their self-titled debut album which reveals the multi-instrumental, multi-tasking talents of Dylan Gardner, leader and brainchild of Communicant. The group–who is rounded out by Mark Gardner (drums), David Von Bader (guitars) and Anna Carmela (bass)–teamed with Ben Goldwasser from MGMT for co-production duties on their forthcoming album, due out Spring 2020. As a result, their dreamy, new wave sound has grown increasingly more modern on the intimate and confessional, R&B-leaning songs like “Better Than Me” and “Exclusivity.”

One of the most exciting new bands out of L.A. right now, ​ Communicant’s dynamic ranges from blissful, summer-y anthems for driving fast and leaning your hand out of the window, to introspective, compositions for sitting on your bedroom floor in the dark with the headphones on. With cleverly layered vocals, dreamy guitar and glistening synths at the forefront, Communicant could easily be the lovechild of ​Frank Ocean​ and ​Tame Impala​. The lyrics take on themes of impulsiveness, angst, and life changes through the lens of being the radioactive age of 22. With thoughtful melodies, substantial hooks and dreampop elements, Communicant is the next band in between your headphones.

Epic Pictures Takes A Ride With Sci-Fi Romance Thriller THE FARE November 19th

Following an acclaimed run on the independent film festival circuit, 501 Pictures and Public Displays of Affection, in a partnership with Epic Pictures and Dread, has announced the US release of D.C. Hamilton’s Hitchcockian romance The Fare.

The sophomore feature from Hamilton stars Gino Anthony Pesi (“Shades of Blue”) as a weary cab driver and Brinna Kelly as his enigmatic passenger, who charms him as her ride begins over and over and over again. Screenwriter and star Kelly reteams with Hamilton following their work on his directorial debut The Midnight Man. Pesi, Hamilton and Kelly produced alongside Kristin Starns.

An homage to “The Twilight Zone”, The Fare has screened internationally and taken home numerous awards including the Special Mention Jury Award at Fantasporto, Best Dark Fantasy/Supernatural Film at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, and the Director’s Prize for Overall Concept and Execution at FilmQuest.

The Fare will be available nationwide November 19th on Blu-ray and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Ahead of the Blu-ray and VOD release, Epic Pictures will premiere The Fare for LA audiences on the big screen at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 12th.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
When a charming woman named Penny climbs into his taxi, Harris finds himself entranced. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. As he desperately tries to make sense of what happened, he resets his meter and is instantly brought back to the moment she first climbed into his cab. He and Penny find themselves trapped in an endlessly looping ride that changes their lives forever.

Stitcher And Marvel Announce Premiere Date For Highly Anticipated New Fictional Podcast Series “Marvels”

Top content network and podcast listening service Stitcher (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail,” “The Dream”) and Marvel New Media today announced the premiere date for “MARVELS,” a new Marvel fictional podcast series. The 10-episode series will air weekly beginning November 20, 2019, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. It will see a wide release across all podcast platforms in 2020.

The series is part of the celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek’s and Alex Ross’ award-winning four-part comic book “Marvels,” which was released to critical acclaim in 1994. Based on “Marvels,” this new saga revisits the world of photojournalist Phil Sheldon as he navigates through the chaos caused by the Galactus invasion of New York City. As with the original comic book inspiration, this story explores what it means to be human in a universe inhabited by super heroes.

The show’s cast includes Cliff “Method Man” Smith (Wu-Tang Clan, HBO’s “The Deuce”) as Ben Urich, AnnaSophia Robb (Hulu’s “The Act”) as Marcia Hardesty, Ethan Peck (“In Time,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”) as Mr. Fantastic, and Seth Barrish (Showtime’s “Billions”) as Phil Sheldon.

“MARVELS” takes place in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s battle with Galactus, high above New York City, for the fate of the world. One intrepid photographer, an ambitious college student, and a cynical journalist embark on an investigation to confirm or debunk one of the most super-powered conspiracy theories of all time.

Also cast in the series are Louisa Krause as Sue Storm, Jake Hart as Ben Grimm, Ehad Berisha as Johnny Storm, Teo Rapp-Olsson as Peter Parker, and Gabriela Ortega as Charlie Martinez.

Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a writing and production team of some of the biggest names in the podcasting industry. ‘MARVELS’ is written by Lauren Shippen (“The Bright Sessions,” “The AM Archives”) and directed by Paul Bae (“The Black Tapes,” “The Big Loop”). Mischa Stanton (“The Bright Sessions,” “LeVar Burton Reads,” “The AM Archives”) will oversee sound design. The series is produced by Harry Go and Jennifer Manel of Marvel and T. Square of Stitcher.

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