Grace and Frankie: Two More Seasons
Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie follows the story of two leading ladies after they learned their husbands were not just gay, but in love with each other. Soon after, the women moved into the beach house (they co-owned with their ex- husbands) where they bonded and became the friends you dream of having.
This groundbreaking series, highlighting the adventures of life and getting older, has something in it for everyone. Sam Waterson (Sol), Martin Sheen (Robert), Brooklyn Decker (Mallory), Ethan Embry (Coyote), Baron Vaughn (Nwabudike), and June Dian Raphael (Brianna) bring all the elements to their characters to deliver great storytelling to its viewers. Season after season the evolution of these characters has been grand, in big part due to the topics covered, which for years have been more of a joke than a serious conversation. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter Jane Fonda said, “Culture doesn’t like people with wrinkles to be talking about sex... But the fastest- growing demographic in the world are older women and a lot of them are doing it very pleasurably. When I was in my forties I said, ‘Before I die I wanna be part of giving a cultural face to older women’. And I can’t tell you how much feedback Lily and I get from women who say, ‘It’s given me hope.’" In case you missed it, Fonda and Tomlin’s character both start a business for female pleasure for the older woman. Yes, they are selling dildos. This is a topic that hasn’t been seen on a tv show where comedy is just part of the delivery and vaginal dryness for older women is not the joke.
Grace and Frankie has created a new platform for not just older women, but younger women as well. In that same interview, Fonda shared that younger women are also praising the pair for bringing forward such a stigmatized topic. “And not so old women saying ‘I now see another way forward.’” Female issues are not the only ones in sight as the show covers the experiences that older men go through as well. Romantic relationships, deception, family bonding, and disagreements are just some additional themes explored in this Netflix comedy. Every season viewers have experienced their favorite characters go through new trials and tribulations. With only two seasons left, fans will be able to indulge in these characters as the show reaches its 94 episodes on season seven, making it the longest-running original series on Netflix so far.
Grace and Frankie returns to Netflix for its sixth season in January 2020.
The Legendary Adventure Comes to Life in
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Fox’s The Call of the Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team -and later its leader- Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
As a live-action/animation hybrid, The Call of the Wild employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic and emotionally authentic characters.
Here is your first look.
Immersive and Interactive Fan Festival Comes to Universal Studios
NBCUniversal has announced Peacock Live!, an immersive and interactive two-day fan festival showcasing the best of the company’s past, present and future. Taking place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, Peacock Live! will give fans insider access to the latest and greatest film, television, sports, lifestyle and theme park experiences from NBCUniversal.
Peacock Live! ticketholders will receive general admission entry to Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive
Early bird tickets are on sale now at www.PeacockLive.com. Universal Studios Hollywood Pass Members can purchase tickets to Peacock Live! at a specially-priced rate at www.UniversalPassMember.com.
The initial programming lineup of Peacock Live! includes:
TODAY– Stop by and say “hello” to the one-and-only Al Roker; put yourself behind the TODAY news desk and create a #MyTODAYPlaza shout-out that may be featured on an upcoming show.
American Ninja Warrior – Choose your adventure on obstacles inspired by NBC’s hit competition show. Kids and adults can compete on a family-friendly race through a seven-obstacle inflatable Ninja Warrior course, or test their ninja skills on full-sized obstacles seen on the show.
The Voice – Take a seat – and a spin – in the iconic red coach chair from NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical competition series for a fun GIF or photo.
Ellen’s Game of Games – Play the fan-favorite Hot Hands game from Ellen DeGeneres’ hit primetime show.
From NBC Sports:
2020 Tokyo Olympics – In celebration of skateboarding and sport climbing making their Olympic debuts this summer in Tokyo, watch skateboarders give a preview of Olympic-sized tricks, and sport climbers race to the top of the wall – fans can even harness up and give it a go themselves.
An exclusive preview of NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock, plus panels and meet & greets, fan giveaways and more.
From Universal Pictures:
Fast & Furious – Explore the largest vehicle collection ever assembled from the Fast & Furious franchise, complete with props and costumes. Plus, see new vehicles from the latest film installment. Dennis McCarthy, Picture Car Coordinator for the franchise, will be on-site to talk about how these vehicles are created.
Trolls World Tour – Be one of the first to experience Trolls World Tour before it hits theaters, only for Peacock Live! guests at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood. Meet and greet with Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond – and transform into a Troll with a once-in-a-Trollstime photo experience.
Minions: The Rise of Gru – A special immersive experience tied to Minions: The Rise of Gru, the latest installment of Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise, the highest-grossing animated film series globally. The new film arrives in theaters July 3.
From Universal Parks & Resorts:
Ticketholders will receive entry to Universal Studios Hollywood throughout the weekend, including exclusive park after-hours access and insightful panels, such as:
Halloween Horror Nights – Meet the creative team behind the world’s most successful Halloween event, gain insight to the filmmakers with which they collaborate and learn how iconic horror films come to life as interactive, dimensional haunted houses and mazes.
The Making of a Theme Park Attraction – How does a global blockbuster film franchise like Jurassic World become a mega-hit theme park thrill ride? Guests will have a chance to hear first-hand from the creative minds responsible for bringing favorite films from the silver screen to groundbreaking, next-generation thrill rides.
Celebrate the legacy of NBCUniversal with props, costumes and sets on the legendary backlot where your favorite films and shows were shot, and where new favorites continue to be made.
Step onto the legendary New York Street with sets like Courthouse Square and go behind-the-scenes to become part of the action.
Additional programming, scheduled appearances and more will be announced in the coming
weeks. Stay connected and keep up to date by visiting www.PeacockLive.com.
Rambo is Back and We Are Here For It
Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, Rambo: Last Blood marks the last chapter of the legendary series.
For the full article, readRambo is Back.
Gift Pack Giveaway!
Ring In the New Year With Eve!
Guests can visit Universal Studios Hollywood on December 31, 2019 and leave on January 1, 2020 enjoying a full day and night of fun experiencing the park’s many thrill rides and attractions, including the all-new Jurassic World—The Ride.
Eve officially kicks off with a special park-wide celebration at 9:00 p.m., featuring multiple DJs and live music areas, that culminates at midnight with a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown and spectacular fireworks display. Giant, spirited photo op locations add to the festive environment, offering bragging rights to share with friends on social media.
The Ultimate Eve package takes the celebration to a whole new level. Package highlights include theme park admission starting at 6:00 p.m., VIP Lounge access with gourmet buffet dining and cash bars with specialty cocktails, private DJ and dance floor, reserved VIP viewing area for the dazzling fireworks display, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, commemorative 2020 party favors, preferred parking and unlimited Universal Express access to all rides and attractions.
At a glance, Eve begins at 9:00 p.m. with Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located in Springfield™ and an area near Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride transformed into three uniquely-themed party areas, featuring a variety of music, from rock ‘n’ roll to electronic dance music to Latin pop, and the celebration will continue with enhanced DJ shows and after-party entertainment until 2:00 a.m.
A selection of food and beverages, including desserts, champagne, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as 2020 memorabilia will be available for purchase.
More information, including special Eve Preferred Hotel Packages, is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
Admission to Universal CityWalk is free.
A Partnership We Can All Get Behind...
Universal Studios Hollywood and Bravo team up for the first-ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival. Guests will enjoy a culinary excursion featuring an all-inclusive eclectic menu inspired by the series, live challenges, food & wine pairings and panels with Top Chef alums.
The two-day (separately-ticketed) event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood and feature dozens of food, wine, craft beer and spirit stations with a delicious array of dishes inspired by the Cheftestants’ creations over the years. Guests also will have a chance to watch Top Chef veterans battle it out in a series of live cooking competitions and enjoy panels with fan favorites from the series.
The inaugural Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival coincides with the Season 17 premiere of Top Chef returning Thursday, March 19 on Bravo with All Stars LA, featuring the fiercest group of competitors the show has seen with 15 finalists, front runners and fan favorites from seasons past who have all returned to finish what they started and battle it out for the coveted title.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ to introduce this exclusive Food & Wine Festival,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “As an industry leader, we take as much pride in our culinary offerings as we do with our innovative rides and we’re excited that our Executive Chef will have the opportunity to collaborate with these acclaimed ‘Top Chef’ Alums to create this unique food and wine event, and we look forward to toasting the occasion with our guests.”
“Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival will give guests an opportunity to interact with their beloved chefs and try the culinary feast firsthand while also giving them a glimpse at the pressure the competitors face in the kitchen with the Quickfire Challenges,” said Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal. “Partnering with Universal Studios Hollywood is a natural extension of our brand and offers our incredibly engaged fans of Bravo's ‘Top Chef’ a unique chance to taste and experience a piece of the hit culinary competition series.”
Mark your calendars for Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival on March 19-20, 2020.
To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit here. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and
tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi
(Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings
about a better life.
In the Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.
In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos (A Star is Born, Broadway’s Hamilton), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, BlacKkKlansman), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (Vida), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s In the Heights), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s Rent), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s Matilda the Musical), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) and Jimmy Smits (the Star Wars films).
Behind the camera, Chu is reuniting with his Crazy Rich Asians production designer, Nelson Coates, and editor, Myron Kerstein. He is also collaborating with director of photography Alice Brooks (The Walking Dead) and costume designer Mitchell Travers (Eighth Grade). The choreography is by Christopher Scott, who previously teamed with Chu on the award-winning The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
In the Heights was filmed in New York, primarily on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights. Slated for release on June 26, 2020, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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'No Time to Die' is Coming On 2020
Here are the Official Trailer and Posters
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Coming to theatres April 2020.
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films.
Pain and Glory explores the difficulty of separating creation from one's own life
Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor (Drama)
& Best Foreign Language Film
CAST AND CREW
Writer and Director:
and Penélope Cruz
Director of Photography:
José Luis Alcaine
BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS
Immerse yourself in great storytelling when Pain and Glory arrives on Digital January 14 and on Blu-Ray and DVD January 21.
Wonder Woman is Back
'WONDER WOMAN 1984'
A new era of wonder begins. #WW84 in theaters June 5.
Iconic Chica Mag art merch
'Asi Soy Yo'
Think of the painted lady.
Its short lived life is colorful,
Unless interrupted, it carries on.
Fulfilling its one and only short lived life. "