July 22, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda voices a kinkajou in Netflix's Vivo

Lin-Manuel Miranda must be very busy with all the projects this year. From the successes of Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns, In The Heights, and the upcoming Encanto and Tick, Tick.. Boom!, his soonest film is with Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation this August.

The Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer-award winner voices a kinkajou aka honey bear in Vivo where he voices the titular role. The musical animated film features the songs of Lin-Manuel. Hear a snippet of a song in the background of the release announcement below.

This Netflix film Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos). Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (three-time Grammy-winning Latin pop legend Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: A love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. Yet in order to get to Marta, who lives a world apart, Vivo will need the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum to fulfill his owner’s wishes.

Also featuring the voices of Zoe Saldaña (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Gabi’s mother, Rosa; Michael Rooker as a villainous Everglades python, Lutador; Brian Tyree Henry and Nicole Byer as a pair of star-crossed spoonbills; and Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett as a trio of well-meaning but overzealous scout troops, VIVO is an exhilarating story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds.

The film is directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), written by Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights), produced by Lisa Stewart (Monsters vs. Aliens), Michelle Wong (Hotel Transylvania 2) and Oscar winner Rich Moore (Zootopia), with visual consultation by Oscar winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049). Serving as the film’s composer and executive music producer is Tony and Grammy award-winner Alex Lacamoire (The Greatest Showman), and the film is executive produced by Miranda, Golden Globe winner Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls), and Louis Koo Tin Lok (The Mitchells vs. The Machines).

July 21, 2021

Character posters unmasked for Dune

Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Chang Chen unmask in the character posters of Dune, coming to cinemas soon from Warner Bros. Pictures. See the complete list here


 

 

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. Finally coming to theaters on October 22, 2021. Watch the trailer below:
 

New horror flick from James Wan -- MALIGNANT

I hope you're having a great evening anywhere you're in the world but James Wan and Warner Bros. Pictures had just released a trailer of a new horror flick entitled Malignant.

Malignant is a thriller story about a woman who sees visions of upcoming murders caused by a demonic spirit they called Gabriel who has been guarding her since she was young. Watch the trailer below.

The original horror movie was directed by James Wan, famous for his works of Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring. Starring Annabelle Wallis, with Maddie Hasson, George Young and more. Malignant will be playing in theaters soon, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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