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Nicky Jam's Rise to Fame Dramatized for Netflix in 'Nicky Jam: El Ganador'

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Nicky Jam’s rag to riches story is being told in an authorized bio-series, “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” for Netflix. The 13-episode series will debut internationally April 12, and stars Nicky Jam as himself narrating the story while a young actor plays his younger self recreating the events that fueled his rise to fame from a rough upbringing.

“Nicky Jam: El Ganador” is directed by acclaimed film and music video director Jessy Terrero.

More about the show below the movie poster. 

Nicky Jam El Ganador posterOfficial Synopsis
Los Angeles, Ca—"Nicky Jam: El Ganador," the authorized bio-series based on the life and career of the Latin music superstar, will be available to Netflix members in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 21. The 13-episode series previously debuted on Netflix internationally.
 
“Nicky Jam: El Ganador” tells the life story of award-winning Nicky Jam, a singer-songwriter, who has become a worldwide music phenomenon. From his humble and troubled start in Boston, to his downfall on the streets, to becoming the king of one of the most popular musical genres, this is not only the life of Nicky Jam, but the history of reggaeton itself. 
 
The series is directed by acclaimed film and music video director Jessy Terrero and produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America. Juan Diego Medina of La Industria Inc. and Sergio Pizzolante, served as executive producers.
 
“I’ve been hearing from many of my fans on social media and when I talk with them in person, that they’ve been waiting for the chance to see ‘El Ganador’ in the U.S. on Netflix,” said Nicky Jam. “Now they will get to see it starting April 21 and I hope they enjoy it like so many others have across the world. I’m really proud of what we created.”
 
“I am excited about bringing this level of story-telling that is related to reggaeton music,” added Terrero. “The genre’s popularity gives our story and others like it the opportunity to reach a much larger audience. This is my mission with Cinema Giants. Nicky’s story is inspirational in so many ways. I am proud to be part of it.”

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Discovery ID Tackles Harvey Weinstein's Monstrous Acts In A New Series

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Don't fall for Harvey Weinstein's victim act now that he's behind bars. In a new series, "Harvey Weinstein: ID Breaking Now," the Investigation Discovery channel, you'll hear from his victims, the evidence against him and from the spy who worked on his behalf to silence those who knew too much. The show premieres Sunday, April 12th at 10/9ct.

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New Netflix Movie Trailer: Foul-Mouthed Kid Stars in 'Coffee & Kareem'

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Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson star alongside a foul-mouthed kid played by (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) in the new Netflix comedy, COFFEE & KAREEM. The Netflix describes it as a raunchy, buddy comedy featuring a grown man and a 12-year-old. Like the kid Kareem points in the trailer, that's not normal.  Watch the new f-laced trailer below.

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'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Coming Early To Digital; See Bonus Features

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Paramount Home Entertainment will follow suit like other movie studios and release SONIC THE HEDGEHOG's home release early on Digital on March 31. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc will be available May 19. Starring Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, the highly-entertaining SONIC THE HEDGEHOG home release will include a new animated short, deleted scenes, bloopers and some discs version will offer a limited edition comic book. Get the deets below. 
 


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'Trolls World Tour' Musical Clip: A Happy Song To Get You Through The Coronavirus Crisis

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The third movie in the TROLL franchise was originally slated to be released in movie theaters on April 10, but instead TROLLS WORLD TOUR is getting a VOD release given the current pandemic crisis. Universal Pictures released a musical number titled "Just Sing" from the movie with behind the scenes footage of the stars singing their heart out. Watch!

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New 'Greyhound' Movie Poster and Trailer: Tom Hanks Stars In Another World War II Movie

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Tom Hanks has a penchant for World War II movies. His latest GREYHOUND not only stars Hanks himself but he wrote the script. This fight is on the high seas in GREYHOUND based on the fictional “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester, and this dog fight on the sea looks like a nail-biter.

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Disney's New 'Artemis Fowl' Trailer Has Book Fans Upset

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Eoin Colfer's beloved book gets a big screen adaptation but fans on social media are clamoring ARTEMIS FOWL doesn't reflect the book's plot. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the 12-year-old criminal mastermind (Ferdia Shaw) searches for his missing father (Colin Farrell). However, the book's character is an anti-hero rather than a hero as portrayed in the new trailer. However the author has endorsed Disney's vision of the book.

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New 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' Trailer: Steve Carell Returns To Voice Teen Gru

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Gru gets an origins story in the latest film featuring the lovable Minions. In MINIONS, THE RISE OF GRU, Steve Carell returns as the voice of a pubescent Gru. The fifth film in the franchise feature an all-star voice cast that includes Danny Trejo, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Taraji P. Henson and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Watch the new trailer.

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New 'Fast & Furious 9' Trailer Reveals 2 Big Spoilers

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The new FAST & FURIOUS 9 trailer dropped today with a big bang via a concert before the reveal. The new preview left nothing for the imagination with two big reveals including showcasing probably the best action scenes from the ninth film in the franchise. John Cena joins the cast as Dom's younger brother, and Han (Sung Hang) who was killed by Jason Stathom's character in the sixth film returns from the dead somehow.

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'Gentefied' New Trailer: Netflix Finally Streaming A LatinX Series

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While I love binging shows and movies on Netflix, there is a lack of representation of bicultural LatinXers on the streaming service until now. America Ferrera executive produces and cameos in "Gentefied," a half-hour bilingual comedy about a family taco business in Boyle Heights struggling to survive as the area is gentrified. Watch the hilarious new trailer which captures the spirit of the multi-generational culture in the language and humor.

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New 'Birds of Prey' Trailer Review: It's Zany Fun

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In the new trailer for BIRDS OF PREY: THE EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN, meet Harley Quinn's (Margot Robbie) crime fighting sisters, Black Canary, Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), and Cassandra Cain. They're all up against Ewan McGregor's Black Mask, and it's about time someone put his sinister smile to good use. 

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New Character Movie Posters and Trailer: Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen'

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A star-studded cast of MEN star in Guy Ritchie's THE GENTLEMEN, and the new trailer is out today with CRAZY RICH ASIANS' Henry Golding going from love interest to crime boss. Guy Ritchie returns to his crime thriller roots after making Disney' ALADDIN live action remake. Watch the new trailer and check out the new character posters featuring the cast. 

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First Look Trailer: Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Has Us Confused Already

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Christopher Nolan is back with another mind-bending flick with TENET starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, and a new trailer has dropped, but we still can't make sense of the plot. All we know is that you have to die to enter the afterlife and carry out some sort of mission that includes time travel. Watch the insane new preview below. 

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First Look at Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in 'Bill and Ted Face the Music'

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It's going to be a most excellent 2020 when Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles as Bill and Ted in the third movie in the franchise. It'll be interesting to see how the characters have grown up or are they stuck in their old ways. Perhaps the title, BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC, is a clue. Check out the three new images from the movie and the official synopsis.

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New 'In The Heights' Movie Trailer: Anthony Ramos Shines

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show "In The Heights" gets the big screen treatment, and the new trailer is epic. The star of IN THE HEIGHTS movie, Anthony Ramos who broke out in Miranda's "Hamilton," is a star in the making. You can't help but feel emotional when watching this first extended preview of the musical adaptation.

IN THE HEIGHTS stars Anthony Ramos, Jimmy Smits, Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Orange is the New Black's" Dascha Polanco, "Vida's" Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine's” Stephanie Beatriz, and Olga Merediz reprises her role from Broadway.

IN THE HEIGHTS opens June 25.

Official Synopsis:
The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

“In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

“In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).

Chu is directing the film from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes; it is based on the musical stage play, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and concept by Miranda. “In the Heights” is produced by Miranda and Hudes, together with Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs. David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick served as executive producers.

Behind the camera, Chu is reuniting with his “Crazy Rich Asians” production designer, Nelson Coates, and editor, Myron Kerstein. He is also collaborating with director of photography Alice Brooks (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and costume designer Mitchell Travers (“Eighth Grade”). The choreography is by Christopher Scott, who previously teamed with Chu on the award-winning “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.”

“In the Heights” was filmed in New York, primarily on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights. Slated for release on June 26, 2020, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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