Ben Affleck’s ‘AIR’ to Hit Theaters Ahead of Prime Video Debut

AIR directed by Ben Affleck, from Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, Mandalay Pictures, and the first project from Affleck and Matt Damon’s Artists Equity, will receive a wide global theatrical release in advance of its premiere on Prime Video.

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Director Sally El Hosaini on Showcasing the Refugee Experience in ‘The Swimmers’

The Swimmers is the powerful and visceral story of real life Syrian sisters Yusra and Sara Mardini and their journey from war-torn Syria to Germany, and Yusra’s entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics. Groundbreaking in its showcasing of a refugee story, the film takes viewers on a journey through the Mediterranean and Europe, showcasing their various trials and tribulations as the strive forward to achieve their dream.

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‘The Swimmers’ on Netflix Makes a Riveting Splash with First Trailer

For over a decade, the Syrian Civil War has seen the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of millions of Syrians, and the war sees no signs of ending. But among those who have had to escape their home country, hope and perseverance has persisted among many Syrians, as shown in the riveting first trailer for The Swimmers, set to debut in select US theaters on November 11 and on Netflix November 23.

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What to Expect from Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III’

The Creed franchise was so much more than a boxing film. It’s a celebration of Black culture through the lens of an underdog sports movie. In it, we witnessed the rise of a champion in Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) who not only stepped out of his father’s shadow, a father he never knew but also faced his demons fighting his father’s killer while also telling a powerful Black love story. And we get to see how all of that evolves in Jordan’s directorial debut, Creed III.

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‘Creed III’ Director Michael B. Jordan Brings Positive Change to Representation in Film

Creed III is the third chapter of the titular film franchise and marks Michael B. Jordan‘s directorial debut. While the sequel won’t see Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa, it takes Adonis Creed (Jordan) in a new direction as he is forced to confront his past when Anderson Dame (Jonathan Majors), a former friend turned new boxing rival blames him for his previous incarnation and attempts to claim the title of world champion by humiliating him on the biggest stage.

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Adonis Creed Returns to Fight Someone From His Past in ‘Creed III’ Trailer

Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is about to step back into the ring for the third time. In the first two films, the championship boxer stepped out of his father, Apollo Creed’s (Carl Weathers) shadow, and faced the son of the man who killed his father. And as the Creed III trailer reveals, he will discover that he cannot outrun his past when a former friend (Jonathan Majors) becomes a bitter boxing rival.

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Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Hustle’ Starring Adam Sandler

Netflix has just released the trailer and key art for Hustle, which will premiere on June 8. The inspirational new drama stars Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Juancho Hernangómez, Ben Foster, Kenny Smith, Anthony Edwards, Jordan Hull, Maria Botto, Ainhoa Pillet, Raul Castillo, Jaleel White, Heidi Gardner, and Robert Duvall.

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‘Rise’ Tells the True Story of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Journey to the NBA

As the Milwaukee Bucks continue their journey to another NBA Finals, Disney+ has released the first trailer for Rise. Based on the true story of the NBA champion and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers, the film tells the tale of an immigrant family facing deportation and how their children sharpened their basketball talents to be drafted in the NBA to become world class athletes.

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FDI Cast 139: Kings of Pod Style

No cold opening, no geeking on anything, no malarkey! This pod, we review Wrestlemania 38 match by ever lovin’ match! What makes us qualified to review wrasslin’ entertainment? Same thing that makes us qualified to start a podcast in the first place! AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE BECAUSE BRANDON SAID SO!

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FDI Cast 137: Say [Goodbye] to the Bad Guy

Hey yo, today we remember Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, the Bad Guy.

Hosts Brandon and Jamie workshop terrible ideas until they become slightly less terrible. From movies to comics to music to food, the FDI Cast throws a wide net across multiple aspects of popular culture.

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Winning Time

One on One with ‘Winning Time’ Stars John C. Reilly and Quincy Isaiah

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty takes viewers on a stylized journey through one of the most important times in the team’s legacy; the beginning of the 1980s. Known as the “Showtime Era,” this moment in NBA history changed the league immensely, revitalizing public interest in basketball, and introducing the world to the Lakers dynamo squad of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Norm Nixon. These star players ball alongside the rest of the packed Lakers team, coached by Jerry West, and led by Jerry Buss. 

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Steph and Ayesha Curry on HBO Max’s ‘About Last Night’

NBA superstar Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry host About Last Night, a new celebrity-couples game show debuting this week on HBO Max. Each episode features the Currys and three guest couples revealing surprising, uncensored trivia about their relationships over swanky cocktails in a fancy date-night setting. The Nerds of Color got to quickly chat with Ayesha and Stephen about the show, their sporting event viewing habits, and karaoke preferences.

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FDI Cast 132: Is Our Faith in Baseball Restored?

Our final deep dive into another podcast about Cal Ripken’s Streak. In this one, we unravel the mystery of if it was worth it for Brandon to use six hours of his life to listen to this story or if it would have been better spent eating at Rofo.

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Kevin James and Taylor Lautner Take the Field in Netflix’s ‘Home Team’

Kevin James and Taylor Lautner star in Home Team, which is based on the true story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. James takes on the role of Sean Payton and Lautner portrays coach Troy Lambert. The film releases January 28 on Netflix.

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Netflix Has Shared the Official Trailer for ‘Home Team’

The official trailer and poster for Netflix’s Home Team has been released! The film stars Kevin James, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Gary Valentine, Tait Blum, Maxwell Simkins, Jacob Perez, Bryant Tardy, Manny Magnus, Liam Kyle, Christopher Farrar, Merek Mastrov, Isaiah Mustafa, Christopher Titone, Ashley D. Kelley, Lavell Crawford, Allen Covert, Anthony L. Fernandez, and Jared Sandler. Home Team will begin streaming on January 28, 2022.

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It’s Showtime for HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

Grab your purple and gold jerseys and a big tub of popcorn, it’s time to play ball. Or rather, it’s time to watch a bunch of other people play ball. Or… actually, it’s time to watch a guy buy a team of people who play ball. Point is, Lakers fans have a lot to be excited about.

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How ‘Ted Lasso’ Failed Nate as a Character

Ted Lasso has taken our pop culture by storm. From its trademark humor to the soccer (AKA football) matches, to the great performances, and an often stunning exploration of mental health (at least for most of its main cast), it’s a show that inspires through showcasing the difficulties that the members of Richmond Football Club endure, and how they ultimately uplift each other through it all.

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