South Korean boy band and K-Pop stars SEVENTEEN announce venues for the North American leg of their Ode To You World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 8-city North American run will kick off January 10th, 2020 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey with stops at United Center in Chicago, Toyota Music Factory in Dallas, Smart Financial Centre in Houston, Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, The Forum in Los Angeles and SAP in San Jose before wrapping January 23rd in at the ShoWare Center in Seattle.
Tickets for the Ode To You World Tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 25th at 4pm local time at LiveNation.com.
To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, October 20th at 10PM local for the Verified Fan presale at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/seventeen. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, October 22nd at 4PM local time through Thursday, October 24th at 10PM local time.
SEVENTEEN is a 13-member group that consists of 3 units: Hip-hop, Vocal, and Performance. Along with their debut in 2015 with their first mini album, <17 CARAT>, the group gained much attention from the public and was soon identified as super rookies. As the members began participating in the production of their own music, they grew to be known as “self-producing idols.” The 3 different units each exhibit their own distinct charm and color, but when they all come together to perform as one group, SEVENTEEN, the synergy multiplies; instantly captivating fans throughout the world. Continue reading →
The Key West Film Festival announced today that its Opening Night film will be Martin Scorcese’s critically acclaimed “The Irishman” (Netflix) and that it will close with Trey Edward Shults “Waves” (A24), which takes place in nearby Hollywood, FL. Orlando-based director Shults will appear for a Q&A.
As part of its ongoing tradition – now in its 5th year – of having Opening and Closing Night films curated by top critics, the films were selected by K. Austin Collins of Vanity Fair and Jen Yamato of The Los Angeles Times. Collins will be joined by Yamato for a pre-screening discussion about “The Irishman” on Wednesday, November 20, and both critics will conduct a Q&A with Mr. Shults following the screening of “Waves” on Saturday night, November 23.
KWFF began its Critic’s Choice program in 2015, in which two of the nations top critics curate the opening and closing night films. Past curating critics have included Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, Eric Kohn of indiewire, Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York and Amy Nicholson of MTV News. Continue reading →
Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., today debuted eleven all-new channels featuring Spanish-speaking programming on Pluto TV Latino – a dedicated category living on the Pluto TV platform that delivers premium, ad-supported programming for US Hispanic audiences. Introduced in July, the Pluto TV Latino vertical marks the latest evolution in Pluto TV’s ongoing mission to entertain the planet and appeal to global audiences.
This new suite of channels brings an additional 2,000 hours, totaling 4,000 hours of Spanish & Portuguese-speaking programming and a total of 22 channels dedicated to 24/7 Latino programming on Pluto TV. The new content brings an all-new array of fan-favorites with movie-themed channels and curated genre channels featuring 24-hour programming in reality, travel, food, wildlife, and just in time for Halloween – a channel dedicated to terrifying films.
With something for everyone, these all-new genre specific channels targeted to Hispanic audiences add an even greater array of classic and iconic programming associated with fan-favorite brands like Nick (Nick Latino), Nick Jr. (Nick Jr. Latino), and Spike (Spike Aventura) to channels dedicated to franchises like “Pluto TV 007 en Español”, a 24-hour dedicated channel streaming 18 original James Bond adventures. Pluto TV will also air award-winning “The Walking Dead en Español” on “Pluto TV Cine Estelar” every weeknight at 7pm ET, and then replay the show during the weekends on Pluto TV Cine Terror at 4pm and 7pm ET.
“Over the past year, Pluto TV has been heavily focused on increasing our global reach, weaving cultural resonance and diversity into our programming to appeal to audiences at home and abroad,” states Amy Kuessner, SVP Content Strategy & Global Partnerships, Pluto TV. “With Pluto TV Latino, we’ve witnessed the rapid adoption of OTT throughout the US Hispanic market and saw an opportunity to do what few others can do, super-serve them with premium content they know and love, in the language they speak.”
Disney has just dropped the first trailer for its upcoming adventure film, Jungle Cruise, and it looks like another fun summer blockbuster winner.
Loosely based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name, the film stars Emily Blunt stars as explorer-scientist Lily and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a riverboat tour guide captain Frank.
There’s plenty of action and charm packed within 2 minutes of the trailer, which gives off mixed vibes of adventures such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mummy, with a little bit of Romancing the Stone and The African Queen.
Directed by Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax, The Commuter), the film also stars Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.
Jungle Cruise is set for release in theaters July 24, 2020.
Announced this past weekend at New York Comic-Con’s Retailer Panel, artist Marcelo Ferreira has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Comics. Known for his work on books like WAR OF THE REALMS: PUNISHER, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL, Ferreira has already garnered praise from fans and critics alike for his takes on some of Marvel’s most iconic characters.
Now he’ll be bringing Morbius the Living Vampire to life with writer Vita Ayala in an all-new ongoing series debuting in November. Proven to be a powerhouse in delivering fearsome action sequences, Ferreira’s skills will no doubt make MORBIUS’ struggles and adventures more frightening than they’ve ever been before!
“I have been working with Marvel for the past 12 months, and I am nothing but thrilled that I have been offered this exclusive deal,” says Ferreira. “Starting with MORBIUS, I am sure we will be able to deliver great comics to the fans for another year and on!”
“Working with Marcelo is an amazing collaborative experience! He is always excited for and engaged in the project, and always has so many ideas to bring to the table,” says Ayala. “Every page I see on MORBIUS is a thousand times more intense and dynamic than I imagined. I am so happy to be able to work with him!”
“Marcelo is an incredible talent, one who I was fortunate enough to work with before MORBIUS on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL. In reading those issues before they went to the printer I – and I think everyone here at Marvel – was struck by Marcelo’s classic action sensibilities,” says Editor Devin Lewis. “Marcelo’s style fit in perfectly with what we were building across ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, and when it came time to start building a MORBIUS book, he immediately caught my eye. It’s clear from the very first page of his work that you see that Marcelo is a huge Marvel fan and has done his homework. HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY is in the marrow (hah!) of his work, and Marcelo gives the reader something on every single page, if not every single panel. The work he’s been doing in MORBIUS is some of the most visceral, scary and, yes, bloody stuff I’ve ever worked on in my time at the House of Ideas, and I’m so excited for everyone out there to sink their teeth into it!”
Following a complete sell out of her initial dates, Lana Del Rey has announced the next U.S. leg of her ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour’ with an additional run of shows across the U.S. this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the additional eleven-city outing will kick off November 3rd in Albuquerque, New Mexico and make stops in Denver, Chicago, and more, before wrapping November 19th in Nashville Tennessee. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 11th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Lana’s sixth studio album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ was released this past August to high praises, with Pitchfork calling her “One of America’s greatest living songwriters.” The highly anticipated album includes songs such as ‘Venice Bitch,’ ‘Mariners Apartment Complex,’ and her hit cover of Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’.
Award-winning screenwriter and contest director Alison Parker announced today the launch of the first annual “Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition”.
In the past few years, horror shorts have become a goldmine for Hollywood. Feature films such as The Babadook, Lights Out, Mama, and Saw originated as proof-of-concept shorts. Shorts like Whisper, The Burden, Behind, Sweet Tooth, and Milk, were discovered by producers like James Wan and Sam Raimi and are now in development as features.
It all starts with the script.
“Our goal is to motivate, inspire, and guide screenwriters to write horror shorts with feature adaptation potential.” said Alison Parker, Contest Director. “We’re looking for big ideas. The best horror shorts rely heavily on visual scares and unique world building. Putting this kind of terror on the page isn’t for the faint of heart. For the few who succeed, this could be the break that launches their career.” Continue reading →
Today, ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, debuted the original graphic novel The Dark – written by Mark Sable, with art by Kristian Donaldson, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Thomas Mauer, and edited by Will Dennis, with consultant Mey Rude. The Dark is set in the year 2045 after a worldwide cyberwar ends technology as we know it. The Dark original graphic novel is available to read now at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and is available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
The Dark features two unforgettable protagonists: a U.S. marine whose eyes were destroyed in combat and healed using advanced biotech, allowing him to return to the field on a dangerous retrieval mission, and an intelligence operative turned spy, who is a trans woman seeking to further her transition using cutting edge – and stolen – biotech. They’ll travel across a world which has been rocked by a terrorist tech plague and mass blackouts to uncover a conspiracy that could change all of humanity. Continue reading →
Warner Bros. and DC Comics has finally released the first official full-length trailer for its Margot Robbie led ensemble film “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, the trailer debuts Robbie as antihero Harley Quinn, a former crazed criminal turned vigilante, a character she debuted in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad.
“The Joker and I broke up,” Harley says at the beginning of the trailer. “But it turns I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation.”
The trailer sees Harley (who also narrates the trailer) joining up with Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), all on an effort to save Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), a young girl who is threatened by Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
Birds of Prey will be released on February 7, 2020.
Tom Cronin and Jacqui Fifer’s, groundbreaking documentary THE PORTALhas been chosen as an official selection at the 2019 Awareness Film Festival. The film will play on Saturday, October 12that 5pm at the Regal LA Live, 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 followed by a Q&A with cast and crew. The film will be released in theaters across North America starting November 1, 2019.
“We are thrilled to be screening for audiences and working with the amazing team at the 2019 Awareness Film Festival,” stated writer/producer Tom Cronin. “The timing and setting is perfect as we work to launch THE PORTAL into theatres across the US starting this November, with Los Angeles.”
Directed and written by first-time Australian director, Jacqui Fifer, and written and produced by international meditation expert, Tom Cronin(The Stillness Project)the captivating film has inspired crowds throughout the world and audiences across North America will get their chance to experience THE PORTALthis fall.
“The film facilitates a collective shift on the planet that takes us into a new era of united living; it had to be groundbreaking, unique, and go viral.” “THE PORTALis truly a film for everyone. Its commercially viability raises the genre bar while remaining true to its core message,”Cronin continued. Click here to see the trailer. Continue reading →