On Thursday the The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced Taika Waititi will indeed direct a new STAR WARS movie, and Patty Jenkins has joined the universe for ROGUE SQUADRON, a film focused on strarfighter pilots in-training. Waititi's STAR WARS film has no title or focus but Kennedy promised a "fresh" and "funny" approach.
The STAR WARS franchise on Disney+ is about to expand so that we may never leave our homes again. Thursday at the The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced an exciting array of STAR WARS spin-offs coming to Disney's streaming channel in addition to the Obi-Wan Kenobi and ROGUE ONE spin-off with Diego Luna. Seven new series are in the works for Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka, and lesser known figures. One of the biggest news was the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. See the full list of upcoming series and synopsis below.
Now streaming on Disney+ is SAFETY, the real-life story of Clemson University football SAFETY Ray McElrathbey played by Jay Reeves who secretly smuggled his 11-year old brother Fahmarr portrayed by Thaddeus J. Mixson into the dorm rooms while playing college football at Clemson University. He was willing to choose his brother over his athletic career but the college community eventually rallied around him and his young brother. The cast and director Reginald Hudlin talked about the film over a Zoom conference. CineMovie had the opportunity to ask Jay and Ray about this endearing story.
New in theaters and On Demand December 11 is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME with a great cast that includes Jamie Dornan, Emily Blunt, Christopher Walken and Jon Hamm. Dornan plays an odd Irish farmer Antony who’s clueless that his neighbor played by Blunt is in love with him. During a Q&A with the stars and director John Patrick Shanley after a virtual premiere, Blunt says this character may be closest to Dornan’s real personality. Dornan admits she may be on to something but he’s not built for the farm life like his character.
LET THEM ALL TALK features a phenomenal cast with Meryl Streep, Lucas Hedges, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen and Gemma Chan starring. Steven Soderbergh's latest flick for HBO MAX is a lot of talk and little action. The characters talk circles around each other with no progression in the story. It's a missed opportunity to see Streep, Wiest and Bergen exude girl power. Instead we get an awkward and tepid relationship that's uncomfortable to watch which might be Soderbergh's intent in his latest experimental project.
The streaming service Pantaya has renewed 'De Viaje Con Los Derbez,' Eugenio Derbez's docu-series for a second season but this time his family is minus two family members. A new teaser was released promoting the new season.
Director Darius Marder delivers one of the best films this year with SOUND OF METAL starring Riz Ahmed in an award-worthy performance and Olivia Cooke. The sound design immerses the viewer into Ruben's journey as he looses his hearing. CineMovie talked to the writer and director behind the beautifully-crafted movie.
Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Mendez executive produces his first Hollywood film with HALF BROTHERS costarring with Connor Del Rio. The two play half brothers and polar opposites who discover they share a father. The actors talk about working together in a tiny sweltering car, and their four-legged costar who left a few nuggets behind.
So it seems like Warner Bros is completely writing off 2021 announcing their entire movie slate for next year will land on HBO Max on the same day as a theatrical run. Tentpole films such as THE SUICIDE SQUAD, GODZILLA VS KONG, DUNE, MATRIX 4, IN THE HEIGHTS, and tons of others will make their debut online as well. See the full slate of Warner Bros. films coming to the subscription service.
Anthony and Joe Russo return to the director's chair after directing the last few AVENGER movies with Apple TV+'s upcoming movie, CHERRY starring Tom Holland. It seems the brother duo keep tapping into the Marvel line-up after producing films with Chris Hemsworth in EXTRACTION and Chadwick Boseman's 21 BRIDGES. CHERRY will debut on Apple TV+ on March 12 after a theatrical run on February 26. Read on for the synopsis.
Ricardo Chavira portrays Selena Quintanilla's father Abraham in the new Netflix series based on the late Mexican regional singer's life and family. The actor says the series is a quintessential story of the American dream. Watch the interview below.
Award-winning investigative reporter Mariana van Zeller takes viewers into the inner workings of the dangerous black market talking to everyone from the mule, the henchmen to the narcos in National Geographic's "Trafficked," now airing. How does someone like van Zeller get access to these off the grid criminals, and does she fear for her life? She explains it to CineMovie.