Hayley Law and Keith Powers Star in Avan Jogia’s Feature Debut ‘Door Mouse’

Highland Film Group are handling the worldwide rights for Avan Jogia’s feature writing and directing debut, Door Mouse. Hayley Law, Keith Powers, Famke Janssen, and Donal Logue star in the new film, which has just wrapped production in Canada.

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The Sweeping, Epic Teaser Trailer for ‘Eternals’ Emerges

For anyone who needs further reason of why Chloe Zhao made history as the first POC woman to win an Oscar for Best Director–behold!

The first trailer for Marvel Studios’ Eternals has FINALLY hit the internet! And as we anticipated, this looks like no Marvel Studios film we’ve ever seen up to now! But before I go into how special this is, take a look for yourselves now!

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Santa Monica to Celebrate Cultural Diversity, Explore Identity During AAPI Heritage Month

The City of Santa Monica will celebrate Asian American Pacific  Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with two virtual community events on May 19 and 20 celebrating the diverse cultures within the AAPI community, highlighting AAPI contributions, and exploring the challenges faced by the community during the pandemic.

You don’t need to be in sunny California to enjoy these events planned by Santa Monica. There are some interesting panels and performances being presented at the two-day event.

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Race Through 20 Years of ‘Fast and Furious’ in New Featurette

NOC Readers! Our friends over at Tremendous Communications, shared this brand new featurette from Universal Pictures’ Fast and Furious 9, entitled, “The Originals“, which celebrates 20 years of the the blockbuster franchise!

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster!

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The Middle Geeks Episode 26: ‘The Present’ in Palestine

We discuss the most recent IDF and Israeli government brutalization and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Gaza and East Jerusalem and discuss what the world and the US need to do to help those affected and end the occupation. We discuss what the daily reality is like for Palestinians in the West Bank through Farah Nabulsi’s brilliant short film, The Present, which you can watch on Netflix. Please do what you can to help Palestinians in need.

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ABC Has Renewed ‘The Goldbergs’ for a Season 9

The beloved comedy, which is set in the ‘80s, stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Jeff Garlin, and Sam Lerner. The season 8 finale is set to air on Wednesday, May 19, and is titled, “The Proposal.” If you’re looking for a new favorite comfort show, The Goldbergs has you covered.

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Check Out the New Trailer and Poster for ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman star in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which hits theaters on June 16. As we get closer to the film’s premiere, the cast shared an all new trailer and poster with fans on social media!

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Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, and Samuel L. Jackson Star in ‘The Protégé’

Do you see that line up? Whom do I give my money to?! I need this now. Yes, NOC readers! Some of our faves are coming together for a brand new project and my friends over at Lionsgate came thru with the 411 to get us hype and ready! Check out the new trailer and official teaser poster for the film!

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Hulu’s Teen Sex Comedy ‘Plan B’ Trailer Has Women of Color Leading the Charge

It’s about time we have a sex-fueled teen adventure comedy starring an Asian woman, particularly a South Asian woman. Most of the tween/teen shows have been surrounded by East or Southeast Asian leads and South Asians teens not getting their chance to be horny. Sure, we have Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, which is excellent, but that seems to be it. Also, depictions of South Asian teens have been stuck in a bubble where they are always the straight-laced high school girl who does want to get in trouble, but in the end, decides not to act on it.

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Mike Epps and Katt Williams Star in ‘The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2’

Who in the world green lit a sequel to Meet the Blacks? Well, Hidden Empire Film Group did, and they announced today that they will release the highly-anticipated horror comedy The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit Meet The Blacks, in theaters on Friday, June 11. Okay, so, when I first read the press release I was like, “You can’t be serious?” But… yes, it’s happening NOC readers! Check out the new trailer and official poster for the film!

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Let’s Just Focus on Keegan-Michael Key and Anya Taylor-Joy’s ‘SNL’ Episodes

With the upcoming Mother’s Day episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by SpaceX billionaire, Elon Musk, fans of the variety show and some of the cast members have been up in arms regarding why the viral dogecoin guy is even performing. Musk isn’t an actor, and his IMDB is only filled with parody versions of himself. It’s a little suspicious why the space tycoon is even performing at all.

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A First Glimpse at Chloé Zhao’s ‘Eternals’

Today Marvel Studios dropped a promotional video celebrating a glorious return to theaters, and shared with us a brief look at things to come.

Among what was seen in the footage was our first glimpse at the highly anticipated Eternals, set to hit theaters November 5, 2021! While not a whole lot at this juncture, what we do see feels like an authentically Chloé Zhao film. Fresh off her historic Academy Award wins for Best Director and Best Picture for Nomadland, Zhao’s films are known for their gorgeous cinematography and beautiful landscapes, emphasizing the natural picturesque elements of scenic desert locations. And it looks like she’s taking that approach to tell the story of Marvel Studios’ gods. Here’s a quick breakdown of the limited look we got at the film.

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Marvel Studios Sneakily Drops a TON of Movie Announcements

Kevin Feige, you sly dawg! Earlier today Marvel Studios dropped a very inspiring video commemorating our return to the movies. And as wonderful as it was to see footage from our favorite films within the MCU legacy, they rewarded everyone who watched it with a truckload of very cool updates about their slate coming between now and 2023. Before we break down what all of it means, watch the video first and get hyped:

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‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Officially Has a Release Date

Start counting down the days because The Kissing Booth 3 is coming to Netflix on August 11! The romantic comedy follows the first two The Kissing Booth films and stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, and Meganne Young.

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Kevin Hart’s ‘Fatherhood’ is Coming This Father’s Day Weekend

Netflix has the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. Fatherhood is described as the inspirational true story of a father who must raise his daughter on his own. A film about overcoming grief and growing up… together.

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Jason Momoa’s ‘Sweet Girl’ is Heading to Netflix in August

August 20 is bringing the action with Netflix’s Sweet Girl. The film follows a father-daughter duo, played by Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced, on the run. The cast also includes Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Amy Brenneman, Adria Arjona, and Justin Bartha. Brian Mendoza serves as director.

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Get Ready Upper East Siders, ‘Gossip Girl’ is Officially Coming to HBO Max This July

Ever since the official reboot was announced last year, fans have been dying to know when the new series was going to drop so we could fall in love with the show all over again in a new way. Now, the wait is finally over, the official Gossip Girl social media accounts shared that everyone should mark their calendars for this July, and you better believe we dropped everything to do so.

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Justin Hartley Joins Mo McRae’s Dark Comedy-Thriller ‘A Lot of Nothing’

The former superhero takes a villainous turn as Justin Hartley is being added to the talented cast of the feature film, A Lot of Nothing, which already includes Y’lan Noel, Cleopatra Coleman, Lex Scott Davis, and Shamier Anderson. The film is the directorial debut of the acclaimed actor, Mo McRae from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sarah Kelly Kaplan. McRae also produces A Lot of Nothing with Inny Clemons and Jason Tamasco. An Anonymous Content, Scalable Content, and Traction production, the film is Executive Produced by Kim Hodgert, David Oyelowo, and Zak Kristofek.

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HBO Max Celebrates AAPI History Month with ‘See Us’

As a proud FilipinX / Asian American / Nerd of Color, I am often asked about my culture and upbringing and dependent on how I’m feeling that day… that situation can go many ways; BUT, for AAPI Heritage Month, I am loud and I AM PROUD. However, it must be said that this past year and a half has been a rather difficult one for our community. The ugly face that is racism became even more pronounced and we now rally under the banner of #StopAsianHate. Life has become traumatic for many of us… but for me and others I know, it only deepened our pride, because we know that WE BELONG. We have fought hard for us to be here and we will not allow the negativity to deter us. Our existence is our resistance. You are going to SEE US.

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AMC’s ‘Kevin Can F Himself’ Finally Has a Release Date

Fans fell in love with Emmy-winner Annie Murphy for her role as Alexis Rose in the hit series, Schitt’s Creek. Now, she’s taking on the role of sitcom wife, Allison in AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself, and fans are ready to see the actress back on their screens. The show premieres June 20 on AMC and even earlier on AMC+, which is a premium streaming bundle featuring the best of AMC, exclusive series, Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited.

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McDonald’s and K-Pop Superstars Partner to Form Special BTS Meal

In what is the greatest idea that McDonald’s has ever done, besides the McRib, is finally happening. McDonald’s has announced they are teaming up with one of the biggest icons in the world — BTS.

McDonald’s are creating a one-of-a-king “tour” which kicks off on May 26 in the U.S. where fans can enjoy the BTS meal at participating restaurants worldwide. The BTS meal consists of the group’s favorite item from McDonald’s — 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries®, medium Coke®, and for the first time ever in the U.S., Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea.

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The Trailer for ‘Cliff Walkers’ is Here

Feast your eyes on the official English trailer for director Zhang Yimou’s (Raise The Red Lantern, The Great Wall, Shadow) historical spy thriller Cliff Walkers, which will be released in theaters on April 30, 2021! Cliff Walkers follows four Chinese special agents who embark on a secret mission in the 1930s puppet state of Manchukuo. After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides. Cliff Walkers stars Zhang Yi (Operation Red Sea), Yu Hewei (I am Not Madame Bovary), Qin Hailu (The Pluto Moment), and Zhu Yawen (The Captain, The Witness).

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