It’s that time of year again!
HBO has announced the three finalists of the fifth annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition showcasing stories told by directors of Asian and Pacific Islander (APA) descent. Out of hundreds of submissions, the judges, made up of HBO executives, industry leaders, and fellow APA filmmakers.
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Will Smith’s legendary resume of star biopic roles continues to grow with the upcoming release of King Richard. The biographical drama directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin captures the life and times of father and coach of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams.
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Internet sensation Frankie Quinones arrives in a low rider with two of his most well known characters Creeper and Juanita in his first sketch and stand up comedy special on HBO in Entre Nos Presents: Frankie Quinones: Superhomies. Frankie takes us through musings and anecdotes of his life, his family, and the community he grew up in with a lovely celebration of how far he has come; however, he has a hard time withstanding the weight of sharing the stage with three strong personas.
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As I write this, reports have recently come in that our pal, Gabriel Iglesias, is currently recovering from COVID, so before we get into it, we want to wish him a very rapid recovery and all of our best wishes.
Today also marks the debut of Eric Bauza and Iglesias’ new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy! And to celebrate the return of the Tune Squad, we, at The Nerds of Color, were lucky enough to speak with Bauza and Iglesias about their roles in the new movie. Before we begin, here’s a bit about them.
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Space Jam: A New Legacy is hitting theaters this week. And last night, the stars of the film, plus a few other special guests, took to the purple carpet to celebrate the looniest, toon-iest, basketball extravaganza on screen in the past 25 years!
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Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Brittany O’Grady (Little Voice), and Fred Hechinger (Fear Street) star in HBO’s newest show, The White Lotus. The six-episode limited series is a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort and premieres on Sunday, July 11 at 9PM ET/PT. The White Lotus will air on HBO and also be available to stream on HBO Max.
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I don’t know about you, but I remember getting the McDonald’s Happy Meal in 1996 when the first Space Jam was released. The nostalgia returns with McDonald’s partnering up with upcoming animated/live-action film Space Jam: A New Legacy to create the ultimate Looney Tunes kids toys!
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Earlier this week, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA got jammed (I know. As a Parks and Rec fan I shouldn’t do anything to glorify scumbag Jeremy Jamm, but the pun was right there, okay?)! And the Looney Tunes took over, with their good friends, Don Cheadle, Eric Bauza, and King James himself, Lebron James!
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It has been 14 years since the Emmy Award-winning series The Sopranos ended its six-season run on HBO. Considered one of the greatest series of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, The Sopranos has been credited for bringing back the mafia genre in pop culture. Now, New Line Cinemas and Warner Bros. Pictures have released the trailer for The Many Saints of Newark, a feature film prequel surrounding the rise of Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini).
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HBO has just released the official trailer and key art for Mike White’s new six-episode limited series The White Lotus, a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. The cast includes Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, Steve Zahn, Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano, and Lukas Gage. The White Lotus premieres Sunday, July 11 at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT, airing on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max.
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HBO Max’s hit show Genera+ion is finally coming back this Pride month! Season 1 is finishing up its second half, starting with episode 9 today!
The NOC got to talk to some of the cast in anticipation of the second half’s premiere, including Lukita Maxwell, aka Delilah herself! Delilah had one of the most shocking and tear-jerking plotlines during the first half of the season, and I got to (virtually) sit down and talk with Lukita about it as well as what we can expect to see when the show returns.
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The NOC is celebrating Pride month as loud as we can, and as part of that celebration, I got to sit down (virtually of course) with Nathanya Alexander, one of the stars of Genera+ion! Nathanya plays Arianna, the bold and perhaps a little too honest member of the gang.
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June 16 marked the two year anniversary of HBO’s hit drama, Euphoria. The first season debuted in June 16, 2019 and the season finale followed in August. To hold fans over until season 2, the show returned with two special episodes that aired in December 2020 and January 2021. The talented cast includes Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.
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We’re inching closer to the release of James Gunn’s high octane film, The Suicide Squad! And in a recent interview, Gunn spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what we can expect about the film, and revealed a new image through the publication, but also revealed a few tidbits of information from recent tweets including:
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Don Cheadle has been incredibly busy this year! When he’s not harassing LeBron James in the Looney Tunes world or flying around in a high-tech suit of armor, he’s stealing documents for Steven Soderbergh.
The trailer for Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro’s new film, No Sudden Move has just hit.
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Guilty confession: It’s been 24 years and I still have no idea what “pump up the jam” means? But it sounded cool, and it’s in the first movie, so I’m using it!
Anyway, a few weeks back, we posted a quick teaser trailer for the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy! Today WB has dropped the full trailer, in all its glorious looney-ness!
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Have you ever had a dream that you met a famous hot actor and instantly become inseparable?
Well, in the new HBO Max series Starstruck, Jessie (played by comedian Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel). What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realize they can’t keep away from each other. The ensemble cast also includes Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi, and Minnie Driver.
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The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson genre-swap the technicolor movie musical for sun-kissed film noir as they reunite for the mind-bending action thriller, Reminiscence. Lisa Joy takes her Westworld sensibilities to the big screen, making her directorial debut — and re-teaming with Thandiwe Newton — with another project that has characters navigating between reality and reverie.
Check out the first trailer for the noir-ish thriller below!
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Happy Pride month everyone! Like most month-long celebrations of a minority group, Pride really is something we should be appreciating all year round. But a month with the spotlight shining on the LGBTQ+ community around the world is definitely something to get excited about.
We still have a long way to go before anyone can say that LGBTQ representation in media is as present as it is not, but if you’re looking for some incredible examples of Pride in entertainment, all you need is an HBO Max subscription.
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The new HBO Original drama series The Time Traveler’s Wife is officially in production, which is taking place in New York. David Nutter will direct the six-episode first season and serve as an executive producer. The cast includes Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges, and Natasha Lopez.
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Oh, high school.
For a lot of us, it was both the best time of our lives, and a waking nightmare. But that’s part of what makes the high school experience so interesting to look back on, and why shows like Genera+ion are so entertaining.
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After four years since the announcement of a third Conjuring film, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is finally being released next month on June 4th. Director Michael Chaves has been patiently waiting for this moment. While working on The Curse of La Llorona, Chaves was chosen by The Conjuring 1 & 2 director and executive producer James Wan to spearhead the third installment of The Conjuring films. Since finishing production in the summer of 2019, the film was set to release sometime in 2020, but with the global pandemic, The Conjuring 3 was placed on hold.
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Heyyy NOC Readers! It’s Kuya P and I just got word from my friends over at HBO Max that they have gathered some of the amazing cast to do a watch party for Mortal Kombat currently in Theaters and streaming now on HBO Max!
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