The Hollywood Critics Association streamed the 4th Annual HCA Film Awards Friday night. PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN was the big winner of the night with five awards including winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay among others. BIRDS OF PREY received three awards and SOUND OF METAL with two wins. See the full list of winners and honorary awards.
Director Elizabeth Lo took to the streets of Instanbul, Turkey to follow stray dogs who are free to roam cities and rely on the generosity of humans for food. Zeytin is the star of the film as she goes about her business while Elizabeth follows closely behind. We talked to the director about how she went about shooting a dog in motion while following close behind.
The hero and the nemesis in Disney's RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON are both women so director Carlos Lopez Estrada and screenwriter Qui Nguyen discuss hiring a female martial arts choreographer to bring a realistic style to the martial arts fights between the two warriors.
In our weekly "What to Stream" podcast (brought to you by the Hollywood Critics Association), Megan Rojas of Cinemacy, Rama Tampubolon of RamaScreen.com and myself reviewed new movies and series hitting streaming platforms. Watch as we review the following movies.
Melissa McCarthy has been vying to play a superhero, and the actress and her husband Ben Falcone even filmed a video pitching themselves for Taika Waititi's new THOR movie, LOVE AND THUNDER. Why wait and not write yourself a movie to play a superhero, and that's what she's done with THUNDER FORCE starring with Octavia Spencer, and written and directed by Falcone. Watch the new hilarious trailer.
LONG WEEKEND stars Finn Wittrock and Zoe Chao talk about their light-hearted romantic comedy/drama, releasing in movie theaters March 12. CineMovie chatted with the actors about their process in making the movie. Watch video interview below.
Michael Marino worked on Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s many characters for COMING 2 AMERICA, taking over the work the legendary Stan Baker created in the original. Murphy reprised at least eight of the original characters from the 1988 movie while Hall donned prosthetics for three of the characters. Marino also reveals what Murphy does in the makeup chair for hours as the prosthetics are applied.
You won't be able to take your eyes off of RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON with the beautiful palette of colors that make this Disney movie pop off your television screen. While the storyline doesn't break ground, women as the heroes and villains make it all the more interesting.
AMC partnered with Spanish production company Movistar+ for a new series, La Fortuna, directed by Alejandro Amenábar (THE SEA INSIDE, THE OTHERS) and starring Stanley Tucci, Clarke Peters along with Spanish actors. See the first look images from the new production still shooting in Spain.
Disney artists and talent worked from home while making Disney's RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON during the pandemic. Kelly Marie Tran voices the character of Raya, and she documented playing the princess while at home in video diaries seen in this new “Kelly’s Production Diaries” featurette.
Leigh Bardugo's bestselling Shadow and Bone has being adapted for a Netflix series with the author on board as an executive producer. Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina Starkov, the hero of the Grishaverse novels along with Ben Barnes. See the new photos and trailers below.
A new series from Yellowstone's executive producer Taylor Sheridan has cast Jeremy Renner (AVENGERS, THE HURT LOCKER) as the lead in Mayor of Kingstown. Director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, THE EQUALIZER) also signed on as the director for the series that deals with systematic racism in the prison system.