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Hulu releases a Thanksgiving promo for Marvel’s Runaways

Coinciding with its season premiere, Hulu has released a holiday promo for its Marvel series Runaways which sees Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Chase (Gregg Sulkin), Gert (Ariela Barer), Molly (Allegra Acosta), and Karolina (Virginia Gardner) ‘enjoy’ a Thanksgiving meal together; check it out below…

See Also: Check out our review of the first four episodes of Marvel’s Runaways here

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

Runaways is set to premiere on November 21st and features a cast that includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean,
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From Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to Acclaimed Actresses: How Mary J. Blige Conquered Hollywood

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From Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to Acclaimed Actresses: How Mary J. Blige Conquered Hollywood
It’s no secret that Mary J. Blige can do it all.

The Grammy Award winner, celebrated for both her singing and songwriting skills, has also been acting for years in TV and film.

But this year the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” has taken her acting career to the next level: Blige is starring in Netflix‘s potential Oscar player Mudbound — a Dee Rees film adaption of the 2008 novel — where she plays a mother-of-four dealing with racial prejudice on a Mississippi Delta farm during the Jim Crow South.

How did the 46-year-old R&B icon become a respected actress? Here
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch

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‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe’s Showtime Series Finds the Beating Heart of Chicago’s South Side — Watch
Lena Waithe is following up her historic Emmy win with an ambitious new venture: After winning a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Waithe is tackling a drama series set in her sweet home, Chicago.

The Chi,” created and produced by Waithe, “explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.” The first season was shot entirely in the Windy City and will track the lives of children growing up in the city, teens looking for love, and adults dealing with very adult issues, including police corruption, excessive force, and gang violence.

Read More:‘The Chi’ Trailer: Lena Waithe Explores the South Side of Chicago With the Help of a ‘Moonlight’ Star — Watch

As indicated in the first full trailer below, the series isn’t all doom and gloom. Despite the prominent stories coming out of Chicago, like the much-publicized homicide level, characters inhabited by the likes of Jason Mitchell,
See full article at Indiewire »

Tamsen Fadal And Mike Woods To Host The 8th Annual Adapt Community Network Santa Project Party

Edward R. Matthews, CEO of Adapt Community Network, announced today that they will kick off the Holidays with its 8th Annual Santa Project Party on Wednesday, December 6th at the Down Town Association.

The event features entertainment, a silent auction, passed hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wine & champagne.

The Santa Project Party, a benefit for Adapt Community Network, and will be co-hosted by Tamsen Fadal, eight-time Emmy winning Anchor of Pix 11 News, Host, Broadway Profiles & best-selling Author, along with Mike Woods, Meteorologist, Fox 5’s Good Day New York, and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Anchor Alive.” This marks the fourth consecutive year Tamsen has hosted the Santa Project Party, and the fifth consecutive year for Mike. In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event expects to draw celebrity guests from fashion, film, television and Broadway.

Co-Chairs of the Santa Project Party
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‘The Good Cop’: Isiah Whitlock Jr. Cast In Netflix Series

The Wire alum Isiah Whitlock Jr. has been cast as a series regular opposite Tony Danza and Josh Groban in The Good Cop, a 10-episode straight-to-series dramedy crime procedural for Netflix. The project, inspired by a format from Israeli production company Yes, hails from Monk creator/executive producer Andy Breckman and director/executive producer Randy Zisk. Written by Breckman, who serves as showrunner, The Good Cop centers on Tony Sr. (Danza), a disgraced former NYPD…
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Marvel’s Runaways gets two new promo posters

With just a week to go until its season premiere, Hulu has released another couple of promo posters for its upcoming Marvel series Runaways featuring Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Chase (Gregg Sulkin), Gert (Ariela Barer), Molly (Allegra Acosta), and Karolina (Virginia Gardner); take a look at the posters here…

See Also: Check out our review of the first four episodes of Marvel’s Runaways here

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

Runaways is set to premiere on November 21st and features a cast that includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean,
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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and Depth in New Netflix Adaptation

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and Depth in New Netflix Adaptation
In 2017, “She’s Gotta Have It” may have more to say about men than women. Though primarily focused on the same independent woman from Spike Lee’s 1986 feature film — the sexually liberated Nola Darling, played here by DeWanda Wise — the series, directed in its entirety by Lee, often feels more focused on correcting men’s behavior than celebrating the singular human being at its core.

That’s not a damning issue, only a nagging one. Many, if not all, of the messages within Lee’s 10 episodes are valuable, insightful, and rarely so thoroughly discussed via a serialized narrative — not to mention told from a proudly black perspective. While the overriding educational value can lead to an academic disconnection at times, Lee’s revisitation is as singular and powerful today as it was 30 years ago.

Read More:‘Good Girls Revolt’ Could Come Back for Season 2 as Sony Shops a Revival in
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and Depth in New Netflix Adaptation

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and Depth in New Netflix Adaptation
In 2017, “She’s Gotta Have It” may have more to say about men than women. Though primarily focused on the same independent woman from Spike Lee’s 1986 feature film — the sexually liberated Nola Darling, played here by DeWanda Wise — the series, directed in its entirety by Lee, often feels more focused on correcting men’s behavior than celebrating the singular human being at its core.

That’s not a damning issue, only a nagging one. Many, if not all, of the messages within Lee’s 10 episodes are valuable, insightful, and rarely so thoroughly discussed via a serialized narrative — not to mention told from a proudly black perspective. While the overriding educational value can lead to an academic disconnection at times, Lee’s revisitation is as singular and powerful today as it was 30 years ago.

Read More:‘Good Girls Revolt’ Could Come Back for Season 2 as Sony Shops a Revival in
See full article at Indiewire »

New character posters for Marvel’s Runaways

Following yesterday’s banner [check it out here], Hulu has released six new posters for the upcoming Marvel series Runaways; take a look at the posters here…

See Also: Check out our review of the first four episodes of Marvel’s Runaways here

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

Runaways is set to premiere on November 21st and features a cast that includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez, Ryan Sands (Hat Hair, The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder, Angel Parker (The People v.
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Marvel’s Runaways gets a new banner

With less than two weeks to go until the season premiere of Runaways, a new banner has been revealed for Hulu’s upcoming Marvel series featuring Gert (Ariela Barer), Molly (Allegra Acosta), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Chase (Gregg Sulkin), and Karolina (Virginia Gardner); take a look below…

See Also: Check out our review of the first four episodes of Marvel’s Runaways here

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

Runaways is set to premiere on November 21st and features a cast that includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean,
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‘American Gangster’ and the Two Sides of Ridley Scott

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

There are at least two Ridley Scotts working in Hollywood. Ridley Scott, auteur — the man who revolutionized science fiction and horror cinema at the same time with Alien, who single-handedly resurrected the swords-and-sandals epic with Gladiator, who
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Everything L.A. Comedians Need to Know for November 2017

Before you dive headfirst into the holiday season, lighten up with a laugh or two (or three) this month. Below is a roundup of the best L.A. has to offer in November. Performances Every month the all-female improv group Wild Horses (Stephanie Allyne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, and Erin Whitehead), invite a special guest to join them for a chat followed by an improvised show based off that talk. Darrell Britt-Gibson (The Wire, You’re the Worst) will join them on Nov. 4 at Ucb Franklin. If you’re looking to see some comedy while supporting a good cause, check out The Special Occasionally Show at Nerdmelt, which will feature comedians Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher and more. Proceeds from this show will benefit Trans Lifeline, the only crisis line dedicated specifically to the needs of the trans and gender non-conforming community. Ever wonder what The “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Marvel's Runaways Review: Powered by Friendship, Teens Battle Empowered Parents in Super Hulu Series

Marvel's Runaways Review: Powered by Friendship, Teens Battle Empowered Parents in Super Hulu Series
The Breakfast Club meets X-Men with a splash of Stranger Things thrown in, Marvel’s Runaways is the richest, best-realized Marvel drama of the new TV season.

Premiering Tuesday, Nov. 21 (with the first three of 10 episodes) and based on the comic books by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways follows a pack of once-inseparable teens — Alex Wilder, Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Chase Stein, Gert Yorkes and her sister Molly Hernandez — one year after the death of Nico’s sister Amy. In the immediate wake of that loss (and in part fueled by mysterious funeral-day happenings), the “BFFs” abandoned that
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‘The Deuce’ Review: An Eye-Opening Tragedy Defines the Series in a Timely, Vital Season Finale

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‘The Deuce’ Review: An Eye-Opening Tragedy Defines the Series in a Timely, Vital Season Finale
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Deuce” Season 1 finale, Episode 8, “My Name is Ruby.”]

A lot has changed for Vincent Martino since the start of Season 1.

The “better” of two twins played by James Franco, Vincent began his eight-episode journey by getting mugged. He was working two jobs on both sides of the river, seven nights a week, all to provide a lower-middle class lifestyle for his wife, Andrea (Zoe Kazan), and two kids. Things weren’t great, and it seemed like they were only about to get worse.

But after Vincent graciously agreed to pay off his his brother’s gambling bills, everything changed. Frankie’s debt turned into Vincent’s gain, as the mobsters he paid learned to appreciate his work ethic and ingenuity. He got his own bar in Manhattan, a cut of the profits from a local brothel that his brother-in-law is running, and he met his new girlfriend, Abby (Margarita Levieva), whom — after walking out on his cheating wife
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‘The Deuce’ Review: An Eye-Opening Tragedy Defines the Series in a Timely, Vital Season Finale

‘The Deuce’ Review: An Eye-Opening Tragedy Defines the Series in a Timely, Vital Season Finale
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Deuce” Season 1 finale, Episode 8, “My Name is Ruby.”]

A lot has changed for Vincent Martino since the start of Season 1.

The “better” of two twins played by James Franco, Vincent began his eight-episode journey by getting mugged. He was working two jobs on both sides of the river, seven nights a week, all to provide a lower-middle class lifestyle for his wife, Andrea (Zoe Kazan), and two kids. Things weren’t great, and it seemed like they were only about to get worse.

But after Vincent graciously agreed to pay off his his brother’s gambling bills, everything changed. Frankie’s debt turned into Vincent’s gain, as the mobsters he paid learned to appreciate his work ethic and ingenuity. He got his own bar in Manhattan, a cut of the profits from a local brothel that his brother-in-law is running, and he met his new girlfriend, Abby (Margarita Levieva), whom — after walking out on his cheating wife
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Marvel’s Runaways gets a new trailer

With a little over four weeks to go until the season premiere of Runaways, a new trailer has arrived online for Hulu’s Marvel series, which we have for you here…

See Also: Jeph Loeb on why Hulu was the right fit for Marvel’s Runaways

See Also: First images from Marvel’s Runaways TV series

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

Runaways is set to premiere on November 21st and features a cast that includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Marvel's Runaways Trailer: Superhero Teens Unite to Fight Their Evil Folks

Marvel's Runaways Trailer: Superhero Teens Unite to Fight Their Evil Folks
The enemy of my enemy is… my unlikely adolescent partner in a battle of good vs. evil?

That’s the gist of the first full trailer for Marvel’s Runaways, which Hulu released Thursday.

VideosCastle Rock Trailer: Hulu Drops First Footage from J.J. Abrams Horror Drama

In the promo, a group of teens who barely get along find themselves uncovering their parents’ seriously scary secret society (think robes and sacrifices) and then trying to figure out what must be done to stop them. Along the way, the kids develop some very cool powers of their own.

Adapted from the
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See 50 Cent, O'Shea Jackson Jr. in Thrilling 'Den of Thieves' Trailer

See 50 Cent, O'Shea Jackson Jr. in Thrilling 'Den of Thieves' Trailer
"Anybody moves, you shoot 'em," 50 Cent's character says in the new Den of Thieves trailer, setting the tone for an action-packed trailer for the heist film, which also costars Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. whose first major role was portraying his father in the 2015 N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

First-time director Christian Gudegast helms the film, which traces a group of bank robbers who are planning the ultimate heist, hitting a bank that has never been robbed: the Federal Reserve.

"There's anywhere between $500 and $800 billion in there," Pablo Schreiber
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Why The Deuce is HBO’s Best Show Since The Wire

David Simon has been at the helm of a number of TV shows since he broke the TV mold with the ground breaking series The Wire. Equally, HBO has delivered countless series which attempted to reproduce The Wire magic. All of their efforts fell somewhat short, failed to deliver the pay-off, dragged mid-season or just plain fell flat. Finally The Wire has a worthy successor in HBO’s latest flagship show The Deuce. Like The Wire, The Deuce invested time in a languid building of universe and characters. Six episodes in, and little has happened in terms of the plot. David

Why The Deuce is HBO’s Best Show Since The Wire
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