Get All the Details on HBO Max’s New ‘So She Did’ Initiative

In honor of Women’s Equality Day and to begin the new “So She Did” campaign platform, HBO Max is releasing a film to celebrate women who have been told they are “too much.” The film will feature nine female-identifying talent that break all the rules to be authentically who they are, including Jordan Alexander (Gossip Girl), Laura Donnelly (The Nevers), Susie Essman (Curb), Myha’la Herrold (Industry), Martha Plimpton (Genera+ion), Lisa Ling (CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling), Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Zión Moreno (Gossip Girl), and Eyricka Lanvin (Legendary).

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Jurnee Smollett to Reunite with Misha Green for ‘Black Canary’

After first breaking on the film blog Cinelinx this morning, the Black Canary-focused Birds of Prey spinoff has been confirmed by all the trades throughout the day. And if you’re still in doubt, the news also comes straight from the Canary’s mouth on Instagram:

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NOC Interview: Jake Lacy Talks HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’

Jake Lacy stars as Shane Patton in HBO’s The White Lotus. All six episodes of the series are now streaming on HBO Max and the show was already renewed for a second installment. According to a press release, it ranked #1 this month among all series on HBO Max and achieved consistent week over week growth for both premiere as well as digital audience.

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Inside the Music of ‘Reminiscence’

This week, Warner Bros. releases Reminiscence, from the terrific Lisa Joy (co-creator of Westworld), in theaters and on HBO Max. And to celebrate, The Nerds of Color was recently invited to a virtual roundtable with Joy, Grammy-nominated music producer Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, musical artist Lonr, and legendary composer Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Game of Thrones, Westworld). Together they discussed the process of writing and composing the moody tones featured in the film, as well as Lonr’s original song for the film, “Save My Love.”

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HBO’s Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Selects its Winners

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 Sets the Stage as Venus and Serena Williams’ Father in ‘King Richard’

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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‘Frankie Quinones: Superhomies’ is a Must-Watch Comedy Special Experiment

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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NOC Interview: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Stars Eric Bauza and Gabriel Iglesias

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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‘Jam’-tastic Night at the ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ World Premiere

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, Brittany O’Grady, and Fred Hechinger Discuss ‘The White Lotus’

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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McDonald’s and ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Team Up for Fun Happy Meal & Sweepstakes!

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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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Takes Over Six Flags

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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‘The Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Releases Trailer

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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Get All the Details About HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’

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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Lukita Maxwell on That Shocking ‘Genera+ion’ Finale

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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Nathanya Alexander on How ‘Genera+ion’ Speaks to Gen Z

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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Zendaya Teases the Return of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’

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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New Details and Image from ‘The Suicide Squad’ Explode Online

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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Trailer and Poster for HBO Max’s ‘No Sudden Move’

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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Pump Up The Jam with This New Trailer for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

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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British Romantic Comedy Series ‘Starstruck’ Coming to HBO Max

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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First Trailer for Lisa Joy’s ‘Reminiscence’ is Finally Here

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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HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 By Shining A Light On LGBTQ+ Representation

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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