Entertainment

Jewish Film Institute Hosting Virtual Festival In July

SAN FRANCISCO—The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) announced the full lineup of “Cinegogue Summer Days,” a primarily-virtual film festival, on Wednesday, July 1. The JFI also runs the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), which was established in 1980. Aside from being the biggest and longest-running event of its kind, the SFJFF is also a self-proclaimed “leader in the curation and...

Walt Disney World Reopens After 4 Months

ORLANDO, FL—Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are back in business and welcoming back visitors after nearly 4 months of shutdown. Although what some call the “Happiest Place On Earth” has returned, there are some new rules in place for the safety of visitors, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Earlier in July, Walt Disney World...

“The Chi” Is Riveting Television

HOLLYWOOD─I stumbled upon this Showtime series on coincidence and I cannot tell you the last time I was  compelled by TV series since I can remember. However, the series “The Chi” puts a spotlight on violence, youth family and so much more in Chicago, and we’re not talking about the glitz and glamour of the city right off Lake...

Celebrities Speak Out!

HOLLYWOOD—So many things happened on the 4th of July, besides celebrating our country’s independence, Kanye West wants to add President to his resume. It’s not enough being a rapper, producer, and fashion designer? Kanye took to social media to reveal his personal interest about running for President of the United States. The rapper received backing from his friend Elon Musk...

“Halloween Kills” And “Halloween Ends” Delayed By Universal

HOLLYWOOD—The theatrical releases of “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” have been delayed by Universal Pictures which made the announcement on Wednesday, July 8. The films are sequels to the 2018 “Halloween,” a direct follow-up to John Carpenter's 1978 classic. “Kills” will move from October 16, 2020, to October 15, 2021; “Ends” will move from  2021 to October 14, 2022. “Kills” and...

Silent Film Festival Cancelled, Releases 24-Year Event Archive

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, July 6, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) announced that it had created an Event Archive featuring past festivals and “satellite programs.” Almost a month earlier, SFSFF 2020 was cancelled after initially being postponed to November. The SFSFF is “a nonprofit organization dedicated to the presentation and preservation of silent cinema, and the education of the...

UK Government Culture Secretary Saves Tom Cruise

HELLO AMERICA!─If your name on a marquee means success for a film than any studio of note will stop at nothing to get that actor before the camera. The coronavirus forced Hollywood productions and studios to close all their stages down and placed all their films on hold until it is safe for the crews and actors to work. ...

Wedding Mania On “Days Of Our Lives!”

HOLLYWOOD─So wedding fever is underway on “Days of Our Lives” and taking front-and-center this week was the nuptials between Lani and Eli. Kristen was the mystery party stalking Lani, at least that was what the audience was made to believe, but oh, there was indeed a surprise near the end of the week. In addition, Eli and Lani’s parents...

COVID-19 Strikes Hollywood Hard

HOLLYWOOD─All over the world artists are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19 on venues. From LA to Broadway to Europe, musicians are feeling the impact that the music industry is facing. Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Rolling Stones, and Coldplay are just a few that are calling for support of the music industry. As of press...

Where Next For The Universal Classic Monsters?

UNITED STATES—Universal's attempt to reboot their Classic Monsters range didn't exactly go as hoped, given that the grand plans for a shared cinematic universe were scrapped. 2014's Dracula Untold went through reshoots so that it could become the first movie in the 'Dark Universe', but unsatisfactory critical responses to that and 2017's The Mummy prompted Universal revert to the production of standalone films. Universal may have hoped...
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