DEVOTION - Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

Inspired by the heroic true story of the Navy’s most exceptional pilots, #DevotionMovie takes flight exclusively in movie theaters October.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Streaming now & later

 No Exit

A HULU Suspense & Thriller


In the suspense thriller, “No Exit” Darby Thorne, a young woman en route to a family emergency, is stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper. Directed by Damien Power from a teleplay by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari based on Taylor Adams’ 2017 novel and produced by PGA Award winner Scott Frank, the film stars Havana Rose Liu, Danny Ramirez, David Rysdahl, Mila Harris and Dennis Haysbert.

 

Cast: Havana Rose Liu, Danny Ramirez, David Rysdahl, Mila Harris, Dale Dickey, Dennis Haysbert
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Deep Water 

A HULU Suspense & Thriller

Ben Affleck (“Gone Girl”) and Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”) star in the psychological thriller “Deep Water” from director Adrian Lyne (“Fatal Attraction,” “Indecent Proposal”). Based on the celebrated novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), “Deep Water” takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Affleck) and Melinda (de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them.

 

Cast: Ben Affleck, Sam Levinson, Jacob Elordi, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Garrett Basch, Anthony Katagas, Guymon Casady, Kristen Connolly

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The Midnight Club

Netflix

October 7, 2022

At a manor with a mysterious history, the 8 members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. Based on the beloved Christopher Pike book series, and brought to life by the creators of The Haunting of Hill House.

 
 
To those before.
 To those after.
 To us now.
 And to those beyond.
 Seen or unseen. Here but not here.
 
 
Watch The Midnight Club on Netflix 
 
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AT THE MOVIES 2022-2-2023

Avatar: The Way of Water
 

December 16, 2022
Adventure

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.




    Directed By James Cameron
    Produced By James Cameron, Jon Landaut

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Friday, November 11, 2022

A sequel that will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the characters introduced in the 2018 film.

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Bullet Train

 
In Theaters August 5

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world's fastest train...and he's got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.



Cast: Brad Pitt,  Joey King,  Aaron Taylor-Johnson,  Brian Tyree Henry,  Andrew Koji,  Hiroyuki Sanada,  Michael Shannon,  Benito A Martínez Ocasio and Sandra Bullock



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I Wanna Dance With Somebody

 In Theaters December 21

I Wanna Dance with Somebody is an upcoming feature about the late musical icon, Whitney Houston. Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in the musical biopic, which is based on the epic life and music of the iconic singer. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Academy Award® Nominee Anthony McCarten, the film will take audiences on an emotional, energetic journey through Houston’s career a
nd music.


Cast: Naomi Ackie,  Stanley Tucci,  Ashton Sanders,  Tamara Tunie,  Nafessa Williams,  and Clarke Peters
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Devotion

Friday, October 14, 2022 (Limited)
Friday, October 21, 2022 (Expansion) 

Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

Cast: Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas, Nick Hargrove, Spencer Neville, and Thomas Sadoski.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Friday, March 17, 2023 (Nationwide release).


 



When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

Cast: Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Princess Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Prince Orm Marius, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Vincent Regan as King Atlan, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Jani Zhao as Stingray. Additionally, Pilou Asbæk has been cast in an undisclosed role.

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The Tiger's Apprentice

 Wednesday, December 20, 2023 

 Tom Lee, a Chinese American boy discovers that he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians. Tom finds that in order to have a fighting chance against the evil forces that threaten the world, he must first bring the estranged Zodiac animal warriors back together as a unified team. 


Cast: Henry Golding, Sandra Oh, Leah Lewis, Rav, Bowen Yang, Brandon Soo Hoom Sherry Cola, Michelle Yeoh & Tan Kheng Hua

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Movie
 

Friday, March 3, 2023 

Revolves around sword, sorcery, chivalry and creatures.

Cast:  Greg Mooradian, Roy Lee, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, Chris Pine, Jonathan Goldstein, Justice Smith, Jeremy Latcham, Chloe Coleman, Jason Wong, Courtney Solomon, Regé-Jean Page, Denis L. Stewart, Hugh Grant, John Francis Daley, Brian Goldner, Zev Foreman, Stephen Davis, Alan Zeman, Michael Gillio, Daisy Head
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Indiana Jones 5 

 Indiana Jones returns in a new mysterious and mythical adventure.


https://www.imdb.com/video/vi403030041/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk
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Kraven the Hunter


Friday, June 30, 2023

 Kraven the Hunter, aka Sergei Kravinoff is a notorious antihero and as the number one enemy of Spider man. Kraven will do whatever it takes to destroy all that is dear to Spider man and kill.

 The movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the title role. He joins a cast that includes Levi Miller, Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Alessandro Nivola, Christopher Abbott and Fred Hechinger.

Russell Crowe, Ariana DeBose, Matt Tolmach, Richard Wenk, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, J.C. Chandor, Avi Arad, Alessandro Nivola, Fred Hechinger

https://youtu.be/6X9sPWrptwg
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Adventures of four mutated turtles... Cowabunga!
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The Black Demon

TBA, 2023 Movie

When oilman Paul Sturges (Josh Lucas) takes his family to Bahia Negra, the crown jewel of Baja and the site of Paul’s best-performing rig, the vibrant Mexican coastal town he once knew has mysteriously crumbled. In the decrepit ghost town, the last inhabitants tell Paul the offshore platform has awoken ‘El Demonio.’ Scared to be left alone, the family follows Paul out to the platform and just after they get on, the man and boat that risked bringing them is ferociously attacked by a massive black shark. This shark is unlike any other creature; a shark of legend, known as The Black Demon. It has laid claim to the local waters aggressively protecting mother nature against human threats. It kills everything and repeatedly charges the oil rig itself, weakening it and threatening to destroy it. Paul and his family are stranded with the few men who have survived and now discover explosive charges have been set on the legs of the platform. Under constant attack by the giant monster and with the time literally ticking away, Paul must find a way to somehow get his family back to shore alive.

Cast: Josh Lucas, Jon Silk, Adrian Grunberg, Fernanda Urrejola, Boise Esquerra, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Simon Wise, Bruce Barshop, /Phillip Braun




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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Erica Sutherlin's Dutchman on the American Stage

With Dutchman Sutherlin brings a new era of diversity to the theatre

This season, American Stage embarks on one of the boldest theatrical journeys it has ever taken, with Erica Sutherlin helming this season’s production of Amiri Baraka’s riveting Dutchman.

Dutchman, the last play Baraka wrote under his government name, LeRoi Jones -- was first presented in 1964, and was a seminal play in what came to be called the Black Arts Movement (BAM). Baraka is credited with founding BAM when he opened the Black Arts Repertory Theater and School in 1965; created as a creative answer to the growing Black Power Movement, Dutchman’s intense action and language is emblematic of the poetry, theater, and literature of the period.

“I know that in our community, this particular production has been the ‘talk of the town’ because it elicits so many different emotions for everyone, myself included,” Sutherlin shared.  The play was selected by the former producing artistic director, and while Sutherlin acknowledged the play carries challenging themes, when asked whether she wanted to take over the role of director, she ultimately felt “As an artist, I believe this is part of the work -- delving into something that may make me uncomfortable or bring up feelings for me.”

While Sutherlin has been creating, performing in, and directing exciting productions in Tampa Bay for twenty years – including performing in the American Stage productions of Doubt (2009) and Steel Magnolia’s (2014) – she’s excited that this will be the first time audiences are “meeting” her as a director; and even more impactful, as the first African American woman to direct a play at the theatre.

Of course, during her long tenure in Tampa Bay theater and arts, she’s collected a number of other “firsts” – including being the first-ever Black director at the St. Pete City Theater, where her production of Memphis, the Musical broke records for the theater’s box-office sales.

The multihyphenate was also the first Black theater and acting instructor at the acclaimed Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School for eight years.

Born in St. Louis, she received her B.A. in Theatre and Dance Performance at Southern Illinois University. In 2017 she headed west to film school, and in 2020 added an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts in Film.

A Lifetime television movie (the well-received Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas) and a play later (Passover at The Studio@620, where Sutherlin is artist-in-residence under her mentor, writer/director/actor Bob Devin Jones), Sutherlin is back in St. Petersburg in a new full-time role at American Stage.

While recent changes in leadership have meant redirecting/reconfiguring some responsibilities, Sutherlin said the vision of embracing diversity and reaching new audiences within the community is the same. Hired as the theatre’s new Director of Community Engagement, she’ll be leading the theatre’s push to include fresh ways of engaging new audiences – a must for the theatre’s economic survival, and vital to its continuing to remain relevant in an ever-expanding and technologically connected world.

She noted that the strength of the mission and vision is the focus as the theatre’s season continues, and that in engaging the community it is paramount that the theatre extend itself to the entire community. While the theatre has worked on connecting to non-theatre-attending members of the community with welcoming messaging, Sutherlin acknowledges that there’s more work to do.


“It is my job to represent American Stage as that bridge; I go into the community and work with different organizations and figure out how we can partner artistically.” Sutherlin relayed this might mean a partnership where American Stage collaborates with the organization or entity to develop an artistic project or collaborating with a space to offer talks or theatre-related events.

She also heads up the theatre’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work, which involves both internal and external work to activate the theatre’s stated EDI mission. This includes assuring that there’s diversity and equity both on stage and behind the scenes.

Building the diverse audiences that the theatre wants to serve also means creating an atmosphere and environment where all communities feel safe. To Sutherlin, this means developing “the type of work and art [that brings audiences] back into our world; it's a bridge that needs to have movement both ways, and it's my job to initiate those contacts and those first steps.”

Taking on a play as provocative as Dutchman for her first directing job, she said, was actually a “no-brainer” for her. “It's my kind of art. What excites me about this play? Is the journey into the unknown that I get to take with the actors, with the community, with my design team. There are so many emotional shifts happening that -- as an artist and as a director and as a teacher and as a protector and as a healer -- I have to be prepared for, and able to pivot and move with.”

 

Believing that to have a full experience and understanding of Dutchman, it’s vital to understand both Baraka the artist and the time and context in which the play was first produced, Sutherlin said the theatre is in the process of developing a slate of audience discussions, presentations, and resources to help explore and process the powerful material and the questions and emotions it may raise.

Sutherlin believes that it’s the right time for the play because “It is meant for you to walk away feeling some kind of way, needing to have conversation. So that maybe, maybe we can have this thing we call change…be the change we want to see in the world -- or we can at least have conversations about that change and start that process. It's about the healing process [whether it’s] personal, or communal, or national healing.”

She said for her personally, what’s important about it is the questions it raises. “I don't know if the question any longer is, ‘is history repeating itself’…or ‘how have we come far in our journey in society’…I think the question is ‘why haven't we evolved beyond this moment?’ So that's the thing I look to answer.”

Dutchman opens June 29th and runs through July 31st, 2022.

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The Gorilla, the Ape, the Super-Predator

Join American Stage and partner organizations for our free Beneath the Surface conversations to discuss the impact of our summer show The Dutchman and the real-world impact and inspiration it has on Pinellas County today.

Conversation #3
Title - 
The Gorilla, the Ape, the Super-predator: black men in American
When: June 21st, 7PM
Where: The Studio@620
620 1st Ave South, St Petersburg, FL 33701

 

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

THR Cover: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable -- VIDEO

 

SOURCE: THR Cover: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable

“Dark Winds” to premiere on AMC and AMC+ Sunday, June 12, 2022

 On a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation in 1971, Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police and new Deputy Jim Chee are besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes; together, the two men face the trauma of their pasts as they search for clues.

 

Kiowa Gordon and Zahn McClarnon    
 

Dark Winds” premieres on AMC and AMC+ Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Dark Winds is adapted from a series of mystery novels written by Tony Hillerman between 1970 and 2006.

Genre   

    Psychological thriller
    Western noir thriller
    Crime drama

Created by    Graham Roland

Starring   

    Zahn McClarnon
    Kiowa Gordon
    Noah Emmerich
    Jessica Matten
    Rainn Wilson
    Deanna Allison

Related: The 30-Year Journey to AMC’s Groundbreaking Native American Drama ‘Dark Winds’

Monday, June 6, 2022

The Fox Network has released its meager list of fall series premiere dates

 As the titles states Fox has released its 'meager' list of series premiere dates for this fall. The reason for the inclusion of the word ‘meager’ is that in the past two or three decades there has been a marked decline of quality primetime shows on the network lasting no more than two to three seasons. The main reasons for this decline is probably low viewership, cancelling series too soon (a habit which could possibly leave any heads of a network with eggs on their faces when a cancelled series becomes a long running international sensation elsewhere) and of course the now booming streaming media. In any case, here is what Fox has to offer this fall.

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: Monarch, Plot  - A country music answer to the void left by the hit series Empire. Don't get me wrong, I like country music, but the similarities of this musical drama that follows the struggles of a family to remain on top in the music business is telling.


Monday, Sept. 19

  • 8 p.m.: 911
  • 9 p.m.: The Cleaning Lady -- season 2, promising but will make it beyond a third season. The pressing question is this. Will Thony rise to become the number one trusted cleaner and later doctor while still keeping her family safe from the knowledge of what she actually does for a living with the Feds, Arman Morales and survive the criminal organization she works for?

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 8 p.m.: The Resident
  • 9 p.m.: Monarch (regular slot)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 8 p.m.: The Masked Singer
  • 9 p.m.: Lego Masters


Sunday, Sept. 25

  • 8 p.m.: The Simpsons
  • 8:30 p.m.: The Great North
  • 9 p.m.: Bob’s Burgers
  • 9:30 p.m.: Family Guy


Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 8 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen
  • 9 p.m.: Welcome to Flatch
  • 9:30 p.m.: Call Me Kat



Netflix new series The Sandman has a debut date

The Sandman 

Friday, August 5, 2022 


 

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.




Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Developed and executive produced by Gaiman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.

Genre   

    Fantasy drama
    Science fiction
    Superhero
    Supernatural horror

Based on   
The Sandman
by

    Neil Gaiman
    Sam Kieth
    Mike Dringenberg

Developed by   

    Neil Gaiman
    David S. Goyer
    Allan Heinberg

Starring   

    Tom Sturridge
    Gwendoline Christie
    Vivienne Acheampong
    Boyd Holbrook
    Charles Dance
    Asim Chaudhry
    Sanjeev Bhaskar
    Kirby Howell-Baptiste
    Mason Alexander Park
    Donna Preston
    Jenna Coleman
    Niamh Walsh
    Joely Richardson
    David Thewlis
    Kyo Ra
    Stephen Fry
    Razane Jammal
    Sandra James Young
    Patton Oswalt
    Mark Hamill



Watch The Sandman, only on Netflix:

The Sandman is an upcoming American fantasy streaming television series based on the 1989–1996 comic book written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics.


Neil Gaiman and Tom Sturridge On What to Expect For 'The Sandman' | Entertainment Weekly