Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY Shares First Look of Ariana DeBose as “Anita”

Excited to share the first look at “Anita”.

See her light up the big screen in #WestSideStory on December 18, 2020.

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An adaptation of the original Broadway musical, WEST SIDE STORY explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York. The cast also includes Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (Maria); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Curtiss Cook (Abe) and Academy Award®-winner Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina and also serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers. The film is now in production for Twentieth Century Fox and The Walt Disney Studios.

WEST SIDE STORY is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The film has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Tony Award®-winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film. Also leading the production are Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum and Academy Award®-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger.

The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.

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Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN starring Ryan Gosling | Watch the New Trailer

IMG_1824One giant leap into the unknown.

From Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle, #FirstMan starring Ryan Gosling opens in theaters and IMAX on October 12.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.  A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), the epic drama of leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Isaac Klausner (Love, Simon) and Chazelle.  Steven Spielberg, Adam Merims and Singer executive produce, while DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas
Director: Damien Chazelle
Screenplay by: Josh Singer
Based on the Book by: James R. Hansen
Produced by: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Damien Chazelle
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Adam Merims, Josh Singer

FIRST MAN – In Theaters October 12

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #FirstMan

 

S3E5 / Talking The Strain: “Madness” Review [podcast]

 
 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 5 “Madness.”
 
SYNOPSIS: New information from the Lumen forces Setrakian to seek help from his lifelong nemesis, Eldritch Palmer. Eph’s new experiments to understand strigoi communication seemingly take him to the brink of madness while Fet is on a mission to discover strigoi movements across New York City.
 
Talking The Strain
 
You can find us on iTunes, just search: TALKING THE STRAIN.
 
If you don’t have iTunes – you can always find us on AudioBoom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
Thanks for listening and sharing!
 
The Strain
 
 
 
Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
http://iwatchmike.com
 
Podcaster on AudioBoom.com/Channel/iWatchMike
 
Contributor for TheVRO.com, CriscoKiddBlockParty.com, AccordingtoKristin.com, ThisFunktional.com, VIPLatino.com & EsteeEatz.com
 
Guest host on TheVRO.com
 
Promotions Coordinator/Emcee/Social Media Lover for Club Drink Houston & Diablo Loco Richmond Sports Bar
 
Emcee for San Diego Comic-Con
 
Follow Me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

S3E4 / Talking The Strain: “Gone But Not Forgotten” Review [podcast]

 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 4 “Gone But Not Forgotten.”
 
SYNOPSIS: Things have changed. The infection enters a new phase. Fet wants to celebrate, but Setrakian and Eph are worried there’s more work to be done. Justine conscripts a new, unwilling army in the fight while Eichhorst angrily lashes out with a plan to strike back.
 
Talking The Strain
 
You can find us on iTunes, just search: TALKING THE STRAIN.
 
If you don’t have iTunes – you can always find us on AudioBoom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
Thanks for listening and sharing!
 
The Strain
Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
http://iwatchmike.com
Podcaster on AudioBoom.com/Channel/iWatchMike
 
Contributor for TheVRO.com, CriscoKiddBlockParty.com, AccordingtoKristin.com, ThisFunktional.com, VIPLatino.com & EsteeEatz.com
 
Guest host on TheVRO.com
 
Promotions Coordinator/Emcee/Social Media Lover for Club Drink Houston & Diablo Loco Richmond Sports Bar
 
Emcee for San Diego Comic-Con
 
 
 
Follow Me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

S3E3 / Talking The Strain: “The First Born” Review [podcast]

 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 3 “The First Born.”
 
SYNOPSIS: The Occido Lumen is gone. Stolen. Setrakian and Fet race to recover it. Gus and Angel try to hide a secret houseguest while avoiding a police sweep, and Quinlan’s thirst for vengeance is revealed. 
 
Talking The Strain
 
You can find us on iTunes, just search: TALKING THE STRAIN.
 
If you don’t have iTunes – you can always find us on AudioBoom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
Thanks for listening and sharing!
 
The Strain
 
 

Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
http://iwatchmike.com
Podcaster on AudioBoom.com/Channel/iWatchMike
 
Contributor for TheVRO.com, CriscoKiddBlockParty.com, AccordingtoKristin.com, ThisFunktional.com, VIPLatino.com & EsteeEatz.com
 
Guest host on TheVRO.com
 
Promotions Coordinator/Emcee/Social Media Lover for Club Drink Houston & Diablo Loco Richmond Sports Bar
 
Emcee for San Diego Comic-Con
 
 
 
Follow Me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

S3E2 / Talking The Strain “Bad White” Review [podcast]

 
 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 2 “Bad White.”
 
SYNOPSIS: The Master’s offer to return Zack plagues Eph as he considers taking the deal. Dutch reunites with an old group of friends but begins to question if her safety is better with them or with Fet, Eph and Setrakian. Palmer strives for answers to Setrakian’s secret strigoi blood treatments and discovers he may have a way to acquire it.
 

 
Talking The Strain
You can find us on iTunes, just search: TALKING THE STRAIN.
 
If you don’t have iTunes – you can always find us on AudioBoom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
Thanks for listening and sharing!
 
The Strain
 
 
 
Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
http://iwatchmike.com
 
Podcaster on AudioBoom.com/Channel/iWatchMike
 
Contributor for TheVRO.comCriscoKiddBlockParty.comAccordingtoKristin.comThisFunktional.comVIPLatino.com & EsteeEatz.com
 
Guest host on TheVRO.com
 
Promotions Coordinator/Emcee/Social Media Lover for Club Drink Houston & Diablo Loco Richmond Sports Bar
 
Emcee for San Diego Comic-Con
 
 Follow Me on TwitterFacebook and Instagram
 
 

@mikethemovieguy & @thisfunktional talk The Strain Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD News

The Strain

Jesus (thisfunktional.com) and I recently got some Blu-ray/DVD news for the season 2 release of THE STRAIN. Once we got it – we decided we had to share it. (lol) Enjoy!


The Strain Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD News

If you’re a fan of THE STRAIN…check out our recap show (podcast) – you can find it at the following spots…

The Strain Season 1 – thevro.com

The Strain Season 2 – audioboom.com/channel/iwatchmike and iTunes search: TALKING THE STRAIN

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