From Paramount Pictures, in Association with eOne, comes a Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley Film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Screenplay written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, and Michael Gilio this new adventure was directed by (you guessed it) Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
Here's what we know:
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves "brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure." I don't know about you, but I could use a film that takes me away from the current events in our world, even if just for a little while. When is this film coming to theaters? March 31st.
Tickets for the Sneak Preview, Early Access Fan Event, and general Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves tickets are on sale today.
To purchase tickets for the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Sneak Preview and Fan Event Screening, and to find participating theatre listings in your area, go to dungeonsanddragons.movie. Tickets for all shows also on sale at exhibitors’ websites & mobile apps and at participating theatre box offices nationwide.
Ticket holders seeing Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves at the Early Access fan screening will also see special content curated for this event and will also receive limited-edition gifts including exclusive 9”x12” collector's print designed by fantasy illustrator Jeff Easley and an exclusive, limited-edition Dungeons & Dragons 11”x17” cloth map of the Neverwinter created for fans attending this one-night event – while supplies last.
Paramount Pictures’ President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson, said, “This epic adventure based on the fiercely beloved Dungeons & Dragons game has been long in the making, and we’re thrilled to reward the patience of audiences and loyal fans nationwide with an early opportunity to see this fun, adventure-packed film on the big screen.”
The Official Synopsis:
In Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. The film brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure. Written, directed, and executive produced by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, and starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, and Daisy Head, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be released in theatres worldwide by Paramount Pictures and eOne on March 31, 2023.
You can follow Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves on social media for more updates and use hashtag, #DnDMovie.
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'Chuchi & Adaliz,' a Buddy Comedy of Two Very Different AfroPuerto Ricans Living in the Bay Area
Created by Ashley Soto Paniagua and Dani Adaliz, Chuchi & Adaliz is a buddy comedy set in the Bay area. The five episode single-camera digital series follows childhood besties who, despite having a shared racial and ethnic identity as AfroPuerto Ricans, couldn’t be more different than each other as adults. When Adaliz loses her high powered corporate job in San Francisco and moves in with Chuchi in Oakland, the audience watches avatars of San Francisco (Adaliz) and Oakland (Chuchi) and how their socioeconomic differences shape behavior, as San Francisco is 54.4% more expensive to live in than Oakland. They're in for a rude awakening when they realize that what brought them together as kids isn't enough to keep them together as adults.
This digital series, Chuchi & Adaliz, will premiere at SXSW 2023 March 12 and 16.
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Here is a first look at Cassandro, a film starring Gael García Bernal coming to Prime Video.
Written by David Teague, Roger Ross Williams, and Julián Herbert, the film was directed by Roger Ross Williams. Cassandro was executive produced by Gael García Bernal, Paula Amor, Mariana Rodríguez Cabarga, Alberto Müffelmann, David Teague, Matías Penachino and produced by Gerardo Gatica, Todd Black, David Bloomfield, Ted Hope, and Julie Goldman.
The story follows Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, who rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.
The film stars Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, and Raúl Castillo, with special appearances by El Hijo del Santo and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. Cassandro is set to be released globally on Prime Video in 2023.
Paramount Pictures presents, in association with eOne, a Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley film. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the screenplay was written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and Michael Gilio. Based on Hasbro's Dungeons and Dragons, the story is by Chris McKay and Michael Gilio. Produced by
Jeremy Latcham, p.g.a., Brian Goldner, Nick Meyer, the film was executive produced by Denis L. Stewart, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chris Pine, Zev Foreman, Greg Mooradian.
Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
The journey begins next year when Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves opens in theaters on March 31, 2023. #DnDMovie
The Visually Stunning and Immersive Experience of 'BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths' Comes to Netflix
On November 30, Netflix partnered with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino in Washington DC to host a screening at the Motion Picture Association of BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, the new film from five-time Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant). The screening was followed by a Q&A with actors Daniel Gimenez Cacho, and Ximena Lamadrid and moderated by journalist and film critic, Anne Hoyt Wakefield. In addition, the following dignitaries and leaders attended the event, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Felix Sanchez (Hispanic Foundation for the Arts), Jorge Zamanillo (Smithsonian), Ix-Nic Iruegas (Mexican Cultural Institute) and Gail Mackinnon (Motion Picture Association).
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is available in theaters now, and will stream on December 16, 2022 on Netflix.
Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths.
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder.
With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times. Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho plays Silverio Gama in an indelible performance.
Shot on resplendent 65mm by Academy Award®--nominee Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en) and written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone (Oscar®--winning Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Biutiful), BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths marks Iñárritu’s first film to be shot in Mexico since 2000’s international sensation Amores Perros. The film features production design by the Oscar®--winning Mexican designer Eugenio Caballero (ROMA, Pan’s Labyrinth) and costume design by Anna Terrazas (The Deuce, ROMA).
San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s 50-year History of Wildlife Conservation will be Celebrated with a Float in the 134th Rose Parade Presented by Honda
January starts with one of our favorite parades, the Rose Parade. In its 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance—an international conservation organization with “two front doors”: the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—will participate with a float celebrating the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary. The Safari Park opened in 1972 and since the beginning, saving species has been a key part of the Safari Park’s mission. The Safari Park has played a huge role in the conservation of species ranging from condors and hornbills to rhinos and elephants. With its theme “Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation,” the float depicts rhinos, giraffes and the Safari Park’s iconic Wildlife Safari experience, and brings to life the Safari Park’s ability to connect guests with wildlife and create life-changing moments.
“Unlike any other place on Earth, the Safari Park transports guests into sprawling landscapes and dynamic ecosystems teeming with amazing wildlife, offering one-of-a-kind experiences where stories of nature and conservation come to life,” said Paul Baribault, president and chief executive officer, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. “Conservation starts with people—and at the Safari Park, we are able to make a connection between our guests and wildlife every day. Our hope is connecting people to wildlife will inspire them to help support our mission and our global conservation programs to protect endangered wildlife.”
The “Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation” float features 4-month-old Neville, and his mother Livia, two southern white rhinos who bring enormous hope to the cutting-edge efforts to save the distantly related northern white rhino. With only two northern white rhinos left on Earth, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is combining groundbreaking conservation science with more than a century of world-class wildlife expertise to save the species. Neville is the third rhino born as part of this revolutionary program at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—joining Edward and Future, who also made history as the first southern white rhinos born through artificial insemination in North America.
Secure on her 4-foot legs, is Msituni (pronounced see tune neee), an 11-month-old giraffe born at the Safari Park. Born unable to walk, a condition in which she would not have survived in her native habitat, she required months of critical around-the-clock care, along with several pairs of custom giraffe-sized orthotic leg braces, to support her while she gained the necessary strength to walk. Today, after making a full recovery, Msituni runs alongside dozens of giraffes, wildebeest, impalas, rhinos, and Cape buffalo in the Safari Park’s African savannas.
A pair of African crowned cranes meander through lush landscapes, as Msituni’s parents peek with curiosity into an open-air safari truck filled with guests. The riders are wildlife care specialists, veterinarians and conservation scientists from the Safari Park who have dedicated their lives to caring for Neville, Msituni and countless other species in San Diego and around the globe. They are joined by the Safari Park’s Executive Director, Lisa Peterson, and expert wildlife guides from the Safari Park. Representing how a moment at the Safari Park can change a lifetime, are four young children who may aspire to be the next generation of conservationists, surrounded by the wonders of wildlife and intricate beauty of nature.
The planned floral array on the float will illustrate that both the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and San Diego Zoo are accredited botanical gardens that feature over 2 million plants—and serve as a reminder of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s dedication to plant conservation through its many efforts, including the Wildlife Biodiversity Bank.
The Safari Park’s 1,800 acres are home to vital conservation efforts, with more than 3,600 individual animals from more than 300 species, and a botanical collection of more than 1.75 million plants. The Safari Park welcomes more than 1 million guests each year, providing an ideal setting for visitors to connect with nature and wildlife, while supporting San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s conservation efforts worldwide.
Multi Award-Winning Artist, The Weeknd, Collaborates with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights
“After Hours” is The Weeknd’s fourth consecutive number one album and has spawned multiple chart-topping hits, including “Too Late,” “Heartless,” “In Your Eyes” and the wildly popular single “Blinding Lights” – which is ranked as the #1 Greatest Hot 100 Hit of All Time by Billboard. This fall, select tracks from the riveting album are being reimagined as a horror movie soundtrack for the outrageously haunting experience at Halloween Horror Nights.
The dark undercurrent behind The Weeknd’s enigmatic persona will permeate the all-new Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses on both coasts. With the eerie sounds of “After Hours” reverberating throughout the experience, guests will step into a surreal living nightmare filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by The Weeknd’s music and short films. As they’re stalked by slashers, bandaged maniacs, gruesome toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors from the mind of the artist, guests will be challenged to survive the night while trapped within the terrifying, unexpected world of “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” – a place that only exists in The Weeknd’s vivid imagination and from which one may never escape.
“I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life. I feel like my music videos have served as a launching pad for a collaboration like this, and I cannot wait for people to experience this madness!” said Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye.
Both events will run select nights through Monday, October 31, and more details and haunted houses will be revealed soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
Here's a Quick Synopsis:
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
Following are some images of the 2022 Comic-Con International: San Diego.
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We are looking into the life of producer Nadia Voukitchevitch, a New Yorker who is paving her way in the film industry.
She's a producer, writer and director. Voukitchevitch was born in New York City, earned her BA at Sarah Lawrence College and has been living in Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Nadia also has a Masters in Human Development with a concentration in Leadership in Education and Human Services from Pacific Oaks College. While at Sarah Lawrence, Nadia was elected Sophomore Class President and as a member of the Student Senate brought about change on campus particularly affecting students of color. Nadia directed several short films and documentaries, one called “Color & Differences @ SLC” about the experiences of students and professors of color on campus that caused some controversy. She also directed “Foreign Women Living in Russia” when she took her Junior year abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, which lead her to become a finalist for Documentary by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1998. When living in Russia, she was asked to play a small role in the film “Brother”, directed by Alexei Balabanov and starring Sergei Bodrov Jr., which received a Special Nomination at Cannes in 1997 and won numerous awards including Best Feature Film at the Brussels International Film Festival.
She directed, produced, wrote and edited a short film: “Behind Closed Doors”, and directed documentary Esperanza Community Housing Corp and PSAs for CHIRLA, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, who awarded her a certificate of recognition.
Nadia produced a short comedy, Ending Up, directed by Paige Morrow Kimball, starring Jenica Bergere and Matt Letscher, that won many awards at film festivals, including the Comedy Block Audience Award at the San Jose Short Film Festival.
Nadia's passion for social justice and love for public service led her to raise funds for many non-profits. After sending her 287-page thesis on US Public School Education Reform to the White House, she received a letter from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden acknowledging how critical education is to the long-term success of our Nation. She is also writing her memoir, and is developing a script, a period piece on her paternal ancestors and how they came to survive the Russian Revolution and WWI and migrated to the US on the brink of WWII while being torpedoed by a nazi submarine.
Nadia ran the 5k in the Pasadena Triathlon and a 5k for BrittaCares: helping children survive cancer; her last Honolulu Marathon raised 8 million for APLA and the fight against AIDS. She is also the proud Mom to her 13-year-old son, who recently won a Grammy with the National Children’s Chorus, and their dogs Estrella and a rescue puppy Fearless. Nadia recently married her partner of 8 years, Director, Editor, Producer and VFX Supervisor, and Founder of VFXLA, Robb Hart.
Blu-Ray de 'Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness' Nos Expande la Historia de la Actriz detrás del Personaje América Chávez
Tras su llegada en formato digital el pasado 22 de junio, el filme acaba de arribar en forma física, tanto en 4K Ultra HD como en Blu ray y DVD. Pero además de volver a disfrutar de las grandes actuaciones, los elaborados efectos especiales y las características escenas de acción de toda buena película de Marvel, cada uno de esos sets nos permitirá conocer un poco mejor a Xóchitl Gómez, particularmente a través de un segmento titulado "Presentando a América Chávez", que a pesar de su brevedad explica el orígen del personaje en los comics, cuáles son los poderes que tiene y quien es la actriz que fue elegida para interpretarla.
Hija de un padre de orígen mexicano y una madre estadounidense que eligieron bautizarla con la palabra náhuatl que significa "flor", Xóchitl estudió desde pequeñas artes marciales, lo que no le vino nada mal para el rodaje de la película. Gómez, que tenía 14 años cuando se enteró que le habían dado el papel tras un proceso de casting que duró 6 meses, una noticia que hizo que se pusiera a llorar de emoción, apareció por primera vez en una pantalla cuando tenía 10 y participó como extra en la película "Intervowen" que protagonizó Mo'nique pero un año después ya tenía otros 4 créditos.
Tras participar en numerosos cortometrajes y en series en episodios aislados, consiguió su primer papel importante en la producción de Netflix "The Babysitters Club", en la que también actuó Alicia Silverstone.
Hoy con 16 años y todo el futuro por delante, Chávez no sabe aún cuáles serán los planes de Marvel para su personaje, que apareció por primera vez en el cómic "Vengeance" en 2011 como la hija de dos madres que la han criado en un universo paralelo, a las que abandona inesperadamente cuando aparecen sus poderes por primera vez.
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En la película, América le explica a Doctor Strange que no tiene ningún control sobre su capacidad para cambiar de dimensión, y que es algo que suele ocurrir cada vez que tiene miedo. "América Chávez puede golpear y abrir mundos que son como naves que le permiten viajar de un universo al otro. Le cuesta confiar en los demás y a lo largo de la película podemos ver cómo logra superar ese problema, pero si algo la distingue es que es fuerte y resistente, y aunque todo vaya a explotar, ella sigue hacia adelante", comentó Xóchitl en una entrevista reciente.
El set en 4K Ultra HD y Blu-ray trae también 3 escenas eliminadas, otros dos videos cortos y un comentario en audio.
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by Jessica G Ferrer
Think of the painted lady.