Kelvin Harrison, Jr. stars in the gripping Drama MONSTER, coming soon to Netflix. Wait till you see the incredible Supporting Cast.
Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Jharrel Jerome, Jennifer Ehle, Rakim Mayers, Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones, Tim Blake Nelson and John David Washington
Christmas came early! Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson team-up with Mariah Carey on this new version of Holiday hit, OH SANTA! Grab that #1, ladies! Could this be a worthy chart successor to All I Want is Christmas is You? The Track can be heard on Mariah’s brand-new Holiday Special, out now.
MARIAH CAREY’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL streams now only on Apple TV+!
(Photo/video credit: Sony Music Entertainment/Apple TV+)
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in Biopic RESPECT! See this brand new Teaser Trailer for this exciting Holiday release.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see CATS. Screenings take place as follows:
Screenings: Wed. Dec 18
TORONTO // Cineplex Yonge and Dundas @ 7:00PM
VANCOUVER // Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver @ 7:00PM
MONTREAL // Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal @ 7:00PM
CALGARY // Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas @ 7:00PM
EDMONTON // Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton @ 7:00PM
Synopsis: Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.
Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
The film also stars Robbie Fairchild (Broadway’s An American in Paris), Laurie Davidson (TNT’s Will), hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins (Larry and Laurent Bourgeois), acclaimed dancer Mette Towley (featured in videos for Rihanna and Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D.), Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, and rising-star singer Bluey Robinson.
Universal Pictures presents a Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group. Cats is produced by Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Tom Hooper. The screenplay is by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and Hooper, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and the stage musical by Lloyd Webber. Cats is executive produced by Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Angela Morrison and Jo Burn.
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical “Cats” received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. Since opening in London in 1981, “Cats” has continuously appeared on stage around the globe, to date having played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries and in nineteen languages. It is one of the most successful musicals of all time.
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A visual feast! Check-out this new Trailer for Tom Hooper’s CATS, featuring a star-studded Cast including Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, James Corden and Taylor Swift!
A big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved smash musical Cats and the poems from “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” by T.S. Elliot in which a tribe of felines known as The Jellicles have to decide each year which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer.
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Universal Pictures Canada release CATS this Christmas!
Universal Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see SING! The Animated Feature with an all-star cast was a huge hit at TIFF ’16! Screenings take place in the following cities:
Toronto 12/19 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Montreal 12/19 7:00 PM Cineplex Forum Montreal
Edmonton 12/19 7:00 PM Cineplex Odeon South Commons
Vancouver 12/19 7:00 PM Cineplex International Village
Calgary 12/19 7:00 PM Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
Ottawa 12/19 7:00 PM Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa
Winnipeg 12/19 7:00 PM Silvercity St. Vital
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Tori Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Scarlett Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
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Universal Pictures Canada release SING on Friday, December 21, 2016.
D Films and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to win George Tillman Jr.‘s THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE on DVD, the powerful new Drama starring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jeffrey Wright. The Film also features brand new Music from Alicia Keys.
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister‘s (Skylan Brooks) hard-living Mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the Police, leaving the Boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging Child Protective Services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn Projects.
Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister‘s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.
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D Films release THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE on DVDTuesday, February 18, 2014.
Order THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE on DVDhere.
D Films and Mr. Will Wong are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win the eagerly-awaited WINNIE on DVD/Blu-ray! See for yourself Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson‘s stellar performance which drew raves at TIFF ’12!
WINNIE is inspired by the life of Winnie Mandela, one of the World’s most captivating and inspiring Women. Darrell Roodt, Paul Johnson & André Pieterse wrote this heartfelt screenplay based on the Book Winnie Mandela – A Life by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob. The Film was subsequently produced by Michael Mosca of Equinoxe Films and by André Pieterse of Ma-Afrika Films.
This intimate, in-depth and unbiased Film takes the Audience on a remarkable journey of understanding Winnie Mandela, exploring both her personal and political life. Through her fierce determination and dauntless courage, Winnie Mandela survived her Husband’s imprisonment, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement – all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive. A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the Film nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged Winnie Mandela in recent years.
Held at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, the American Music Awards brought-out the biggest names in Music! And when we say big, we mean huge! The likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons and several, several more. Pitbull had the distinction of hosting the Awards this year. Created in 1973 by Dick Clark, the Awards give Music Lovers and the general Public a chance the decide who wins.
Taylor Swift was the night’s big Winner, winning her 14th AMA tonight including the coveted Artist of the Year Award, her third time winning the Title. Earlier in the evening, she won Favourite Album, Country and Favourite Female Artist, Country.
Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly wowed audiences with a Marilyn Monroe and JFK-inspired rendition of Do What U Want, while Miley Cyrus had the Audience oddly-mesmerized with her Wrecking Ball Performance with a Space Kitten and Lasers projected behind her. On the verge of a Comeback, TLC had Lil Mama join them onstage for a delivery of their Hit Waterfalls. Is this perhaps a sign of things to come? She certainly fits the voided “L” in TLC.
Much of the Talent looked highly presentable, opting for flattering cuts and proper coverage. The Winners on the Carpet included Miley Cyrus who wore a sophisticated white Versus Versace Pantsuit, Katy Perry who looked cute in an Oscar de la Renta Dress with polka dots and roses – veering more and more towards the demure of late, while Swift looked super-cute in a sparkly and leggy gold Julien MacDonald Mini-Dress. A golden-tanned Nicole Richie was stunning in a hip-revealing, white Emilio Pucci Dress, while Lady Gaga was the clear winner in a violet Versace number, arriving on a white costume horse, navigated by scantily clad men.
At the young age of 25, Rihanna had the distinction of winning the first-ever AMA Icon Award, presented to her by her Mother, Monica. The Mother told her celebrated Daughter, “Tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong, so positive, so humble and so focussed. I mean it’s amazing how you manage to take good from all your experiences.”.
Below are this year’s Winners:
Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B Rihanna
Favorite Album, Country Taylor Swift/Red
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist
Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist, Latin Marc Anthony
Favorite Album, Pop/Rock One Direction/Take Me Home
New Artist of the Year Ariana Grande
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B Justin Timberlake
Single of the Year Cruise by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly
Artist of the Year Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock One Direction
Favorite Male Artist, Country Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Artist, Country Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Album, Soul/R&B Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience
Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music Avicii
See some of the best Performances from the Evening:
A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly – Do What U Want
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Rihanna – Diamonds
Katy Perry – Unconditionally
TLC ft. Lil Mama – Waterfalls
Visit the official American Music Awards Website here.
The Grammy Awards are set to take place Sunday, February 9, 2014.
Something to warm-up your Holiday! Fox Searchlight Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to take Readers to the Toronto Advance Screening of BLACK NATIVITY!
In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes‘ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and Family.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons,Black Nativity stars Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Forest Whitaker, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson.
The Screening takes place in Toronto on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Cineplex – Yonge & Dundas.
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Fox Searchlight Canada releases BLACK NATIVITY in Toronto on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.