Documentary: ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide For One Night Only on May 13.

Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019.

The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.

Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.
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TCL Chinese Theatres to Open Second MX4D Theatre Venue with Hollywood Esports at Theatre Box

Theatre Box®, the new luxury cinema, dining and entertainment complex located at 701 Fifth Ave. in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, will welcome the addition of TCL Chinese Theatres’ esports venture, Hollywood Esports®, to its repertoire in September 2019.

Theatre Box will be the second location to feature the unique cinema design of Hollywood Esports, launched by TCL Chinese Theatres in partnership with MediaMation and Wilshire Consulting. The Hollywood Esports theatre will enable Theatre Box to convert an auditorium between “Cinema Mode” and “Esports Mode” in less than one hour, allowing for the showing of MX4D films and hosting of esports tournaments and events. At 73,000 square feet, Theatre Box houses eight luxury dine-in TCL Chinese Theatres, Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant, Sugar Factory café retail and gelato and Chocolate Lounge. Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Pitbull’s iLov305 rooftop bar will open in the second phase of Theatre Box.

“TCL Chinese Theatres has been an innovator in the cinema industry for more than 92 years and continues to expand into esports and appeal to an audience of moviegoers and gamers,” said Robert K. Laity, CEO of Hollywood Esports. “We welcome the opportunity to expand with TCL Chinese Theatres into San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.”
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Teaser Trailer For Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Released

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We finally get a first look at at Quentin Tarantino’s long-anticipated upcoming ninth film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Also released this week is the first poster for the ensemble film, showing Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio standing in front a car with the Hollywood sign partly featured on the background.

The teaser trailer features a collage of the 1969 Hollywood scene and introduces the main characters, including Bruce Lee who is shown on a film set seemingly choreographing a fight scene.

The film follows Rick Dalton (played by DiCaprio), the former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt), who are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore.

Margot Robbie is set to portray actress Sharon Tate who, along with nine other people, were brutally killed at her home by Charles Manson’s cult followers.

Also in the ensemble cast are James Marsden, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Julia Butters, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr., Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond.

Tarantino is writing, directing and producing the film. Filming is expected to start this summer and will be released by Sony.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ hits theaters July 26, 2019.

Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan

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The “Thor” actor is set to play wrestler and 80s’ icon Hulk Hogan in the upcoming biopic.

The film is set to be directed by “The Hangover” film series creator and director Todd Phillips, with the script to be written by Scott Silver. The two recently worked together in the upcoming “The Joker” film with stars Joaquin Phoenix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic will focus on the rise of Hogan’s popularity and is described as an origin story of Hulkamania.

Hogan, who’s real name is Terry Gene Bollea, has had a big following in the world of pro wrestling, which later led to his mainstream popularity. He also appeared in a few films including his portrayal as “Thunderlips” in “Rocky III” (1982). In recent years, Hogan has faced scandals which led to WWE, formerly WWF (World Wrestling Federation) terminating his contract.

Bollea himself will be serving as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer.

Hemsworth will next be seen in this summer’s upcoming blockbusters “Avengers: Endgame” and “Men in Black: International” and possibly later this year in “Dhaka”.

Alfonso Cuaron Take Top Honor At DGA Awards

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Alfonso Cuarón’s march towards Oscars 2019 glory continues after winning top feature film for “Roma” at Saturday’s Directors Guild Awards, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.

The director won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, beating out other nominees such as Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book.”

The same award was won last year by Guillermo del Toro, who later won Best Director at the 2018 Oscars for “The Shape of Water” which also won Best Picture.

Cuaron is on his way to potentially repeating a feat he achieved with 2013 sci-fi thriller “Gravity” which also won him best director at both the DGAs and the Academy Awards. He also wrote, co-edited, co-photographed, co-produced the film, which stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

The black and white semi-autobiographical drama chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Other big winners on Saturday were McKay, taking the the drama series award for HBO’s “Succession,” and Ben Stiller for movies for television and limited series category for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.” See the full list of winners at www.dga.org.

Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” Is Coming To Broadway

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Maverick – Reprise

Alanis Morissette’s seminal 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” is coming to Broadway in Fall of 2019, announced this week.

The musical is set to incorporate lyrics and themes from the album to tell the story, which deals with relationships, pain and empowerment as well as social issues and hardships. “Inspired by the groundbreaking album by Alanis Morissette,” it says on the promo.

The Canadian singer herself posted the announcement on her twitter: “Our new musical comes to #Broadway this fall. We want you to know everything first—sign up by Feb. 11 to get priority access to tickets and to stream an exclusive first listen of “All I Really Want”, featuring our World Premiere cast.”

Last May, the rock musical production premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts for a ten-week run. It was directed by Diane Paulus, who won a Tony Award in 2013 for the revival of Pippin. It also has a book by Diablo Cody, who won an Academy Award for the screenplay for the 2007 coming of age teen comedy film “Juno.”

Alanis Morissette’s album remains one of the most influential of all time. Released in 1995, it became a worldwide phenomenon, selling 33 million copies worldwide and won five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. Morissette co-wrote the album with Glen Ballard.

Review: “I Am the Night” Delves Into The Black Dahlia Mystery

By Armando

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Thanks in part to numerous stories, books and a couple of films about the unsolved 1947 murder mystery of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, dubbed by sensational media as the “Black Dahlia,” the decades old gruesome murder continues to intrigue and capture people’s imagination.

Patty Jenkins is the latest to revisit the mystery with “I Am the Night,” a six-episode limited series which premiered its pilot episode on TNT on Monday, with the rest set to air on succeeding Mondays.

The series features a wide-eyed 16-year old schoolgirl Fauna Hodel (played by India Eisley) who, grappling with her mixed-race identity and struggling with her relationship with her alcoholic adoptive mother, decides to travel to Los Angeles in search for her elusive birth mother.

Chris Pine is Jay Singletary, a disgraced, drug-addicted journalist haunted by his past and literally at the end of his rope, and whose path changes after receiving an anonymous phone call.

It took a while for the story to take hold, initially building Jay’s character and Fauna’s biracial background, both depicting the 60s’ rough racial and social relations at school and in the neighborhood. But when the two finally meet, the story takes off into high gear while spinning around the fascinating mysteries of the Black Dahlia murder.

Pine is the big name draw of the show and it’s easy to see why. He is always intense in everything he does. When the guys dragged him out of the Los Angeles County coroner, he maniacally laughs it all off as he is beaten to a pulp. He’s a naturally talented and effective actor and he carries the series on his shoulders effortlessly from the very first episode to the last.

Credit goes to Jenkin’s solid and creative direction, taking us into a foreboding yet alluring trip of that era in Los Angeles. Here, she goes back to a medium that allows her to flesh out the density of the story into multiple episodes. It’s interesting to note that Jenkins’ move to TV after a hugely successful film has precedent. In 2004, she directed an episode of “Arrested Development” (“The One Where They Build a House”) in its second season right after her award-winning film “Monster” put her on top of Hollywood.

It helps that Pine and Jenkins have worked together incredibly well before, in the acclaimed superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman, and their chemistry paid off here as well.

Jenkins directed the pilot and second episodes while Victoria Mahoney directed the third and fourth episodes. The series is written by Jenkins husband Sam Sheridan.

SAG Awards 2019 List Of Winners

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Black Panther (Marvel Studios), The Wife ( Sony Pictures Classics), Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

The cast of “Black Panther” took home the best ensemble prize at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Glenn Close and Rami Malek also had plenty to be happy about after receiving Best Actress for “The Wife” and Best Actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody” respectively. Malek’s win is particularly surprising, coming into the event, with many expecting Christian Bale winning the category.

The event was held tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and was aired live on TNT and TBS.

Here is the complete list of winners at 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

FILMS:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close — The Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt — A Quiet Place

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali — Green Book
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Sony Sets “Ghostbusters” Sequel To July 2020

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Sony Pictures has just announced that there will be a Ghostbusters sequel, and have in fact dated its release: July 10th of 2020.

That will be the same month as the studio’s own the Spider-Man spinoff Morbius, is set to be released, solidifying Sony Pictures’ grip on the summer month of July 2020. Morbius is based on the character from Marvel Comics’ gritty anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire and is set to feature Jared Leto portraying the character.

The Ghostbusters sequel release date announcement confirms the film is moving forward. This comes after the studio announced earlier this month that Jason Reitman will be directed the sequel. Fans of the original should remember that it was Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman who was responsible for bringing the original films to the big screen, directing both Ghostbusters (1984) and its sequel Ghostbusters II (1989).

Though not much info about the upcoming film has been release, nor a cast has been announced, Jason Reitman posted a teaser trailer on his Twitter account. “Everybody can relax, I found the car. #GB20,” Reitman posted.

Jason Reitman recently helmed this year’s Charlize Theron starrer “Tully.” He also directed acclaimed boxoffice hits Juno (2007) and Up in the Air (2009).

Mark Hamill, RZA, Clark Gregg, and Felicia Day Among Stars to Speak at Stan Lee Tribute

New details emerge on tribute for legendary storyteller to be honored on January 30, 2019 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.

Next week, “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee,” will be attended by Mark Hamill, RZA, Clark Gregg, Felicia Day, Bill Duke, cast members from Marvel’s “The Runaways,” cast members from FX’s “Legion,” and Fox’s “The Gifted,” among many other luminaries from the entertainment world.

Fans wishing to attend “Excelsior! A Stan Lee Celebration” can get a limited number of tickets at legionm.com/stantribute. All net proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will go to the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative, a charity supporting comic book creators, artists and writers in need.

The tribute event on Wednesday, January 30, will begin at 4 p.m. PT with a section of the TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt transformed into a fan experience of Stan Lee’s life and career. There will be a memorial centered around his cement imprint which will be displayed next to the speaker’s podium. Ticketed fans will be allowed to leave flowers, candles and sign a book of condolences.
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