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Written on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, The Tree is a poem to myself. While my experiences are personal to me, many of us go through similar journeys and this poem helped me. Perhaps it will help you too.
by Jessica G Ferrer
A new thriller is dropping and we've got the details. Written by Scott Mann and Jonathan Frank, Fall gives you the edge of your seat vibe. After all, two friends climb 2,000 feet to be stranded with mere hope to be found. Directed by Scott Mann, the film stars Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film, produced by Christian Mercuri, James Harris, Mark Lane, and Scott Mann drops (pun intended) into theaters August 12.
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Now in its 25th year, Dances With Films is currently happening and among the many works of art is a one of a kind story. Akiko Izumitami’s short film Yae: Blind Samurai Woman has been announced as an Official Selection. The Japanese director's film will screen on June 13th at 4:45 p.m. at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Yae: Blind Samurai Woman takes us to 18th century Japan, where a blind woman’s father is killed by a young samurai who was avenging his own father’s death. The blind girl agrees to be escorted to the nearest village.
The film stars Masa Kanome (Austin Powers, Goldmember), Yuwi Kim (The Music Box) and Nobuaki Shimamoto (Hecksaw Ridge) written by Akiko Izumitani and James “Doc” Mason.
Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) member, Akiko Izumitani is a female writer/director born and raised in Japan. Akiko first earned recognition through her feature-length documentary, Silent Shame (2010). The film won numerous awards worldwide, including Best Feature in the Beijing Movie Festival, and has a screening at an Oscar Qualified film festival. The film was sold to several territories including China and Denmark.
Guacamaya Films (Honduras/Puerto Rico), helmed by producer Mathew Kodath and director Benji Lopez announced their indie film Amor en 266 Millas is an Official Selection at the Dances with Films Festival. The world premiere of the feature film will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2022, 9:15 p.m. at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
A266 represented a unique opportunity for us to step outside the producing comfort zones of our local markets in Puerto Rico, Honduras and El Salvador, to deliver a universally relatable narrative that can be enjoyed by audiences all over the world. Guacamaya Films is thrilled to be able to do our world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre at DWF. We are glad we waited”
Starring Fernanda Romero (The Eye), Eli Cay (Simone), Laura Aleman (Runner) and Luis Omar O'Farrill (Fantasy Island), the film was written by Benji Lopez (Quien Paga La Cuenta, Mixtape) and Jennifer Gomez Castillo (Vida, American Dreams).
The film was produced by Mathew Kodath (Amor y Frijoles, Quien Paga La Cuenta) and Saray D. Guidetti (Supergirl).
The all-new action-thriller from 20th Century Studios directed by Dan Trachtenberg (The Boys, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Prey is headed our way. The newest entry in the Predator franchise, Prey will stream August 5, 2022, as a Hulu Original in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aison (Jack Ryan, Treadstone), and produced by John Davis (Jungle Cruise, The Predator), Jhane Myers (Monsters of God), and Marty Ewing (It: Chapter Two), with Lawrence Gordon (Watchmen), Ben Rosenblatt (Snowpiercer), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (Fantasy Island) serving as executive producers.
The filmmakers were committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its Indigenous peoples. As a result, the film features a Native Comanche producer (Myers), and a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (The Ice Road, Roswell, New Mexico), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (Sooyii), Michelle Thrush (The Journey Home) and Julian Black Antelope (Tribal). The movie also stars Dane DiLiegro (American Horror Stories) as the Predator.
Prey will be available on Hulu entirely in Comanche as a language option, or with Comanche subtitles, which is the first time a feature-length movie on a direct-to-consumer streaming platform has been available in the Comanche language in its entirety.
Based on the best-selling novel by Jack Carr, The Terminal List follows James Reece (Chris Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life, but the lives of those he loves.
In addition to Pratt, the series stars Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jai Courtney, JD Pardo, Patrick Schwarzenegger, LaMonica Garrett, Stephen Bishop, Sean Gunn, Tyner Rushing, Jared Shaw, Christina Vidal, Nick Chinlund, Matthew Rauch, Warren Kole, and Alexis Louder, among others.
turned mob enforcer (Michael Rooker), is ordered by his ruthless mob boss (Bruce Willis) to eliminate any and all threats. With an eager underling out to prove himself, rival gangs making moves and a rising body count, every step Tancredi makes threatens lives…including his own.
White Elephant is in theaters and AMC+ June 3, 2022.
Starring Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), this high-tech thriller chillingly reimagines our isolated, virtual world. Hopkins plays Finley Hart, the eccentric genius behind a global data-mining program. Upon his death, five remote agents — including Finley’s son — are contacted by a mysterious A.I. entity to reactivate the initiative, which may enable time travel. As sinister events occur at each of the agents’ homes, they must decide whether entering their passwords will save the world...or destroy it.
In El Refugio a family experiences the strangest hours of their lives when unusual phenomena begin to take place, apparently caused by a completely unidentified force of nature. But all of it happens through their screens. When they go outside, nothing seems to be happening, aside from what springtime in the Mexican countryside holds in store for a group of humans. The parents must protect their children from an invisible enemy whom not even they know exists for real. What is real? What happened to the world they knew? Is this ranch a refuge? Is it the final stronghold of humanity?
The cast also includes Zuria Vega (En Las Buenas y en las Malas), Alfredo Castro (El Club), Diego Escalona (La Suerte de Loli), Camila Valero (Herederos Por Accidente), Isabella Arroyo (A Love Letter), Jorge Guerrero (Roma), Gabriela Cartol (La Camarista), Fernanda Urrejola (Narcos), Paloma Woolrich (La Muchacha Que Limpia), Consuelo Carreño (Algunas Bestias), Cayetano Arámburo (Quien Mato a Sara) and with the special participation of Gustavo Sánchez Parra (La Muchacha que Limpia).
This series is executive produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Ángela Poblete and Mariane Hartard, from Fabula, and Christian Vesper, from Fremantle. Pablo Fendrick serves as the showrunner and director of this six thirty-minute episodes, which is based on the original idea by Julio Rojas (La Vida de los Peses) who also co-wrote the series with Francisco Ortega (Logia) and Enrique Videla (La Jauría).
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by Jessica G Ferrer
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