'A group of Canadian mothers are trying to get a date with Hollywood hunk Jason Momoa. 'Movies for Mommies' is a group that organizes movies for mothers and their newborn babies. The group was created because a lot of mothers love going to the moves but feel they can’t go with a crying baby for fear of disrupting the audience. This group gives mothers the opportunity to have the same experience in a baby-friendly atmosphere. It has features like changing tables and free baby wipes at the mother's disposal.
The group got the idea of inviting Jason Momoa because he is currently in Vancouver filming a science fiction series for Apple TV. 'Movies for Mommies' wants him to show up for the groups screening of Aquaman. 'Movies for Mommies' has tagged Momoa on social media, hoping he'll see it and make an appearance.
Momoa's star is definitely on the rise as he is scheduled to make an appearance in the next Fast and Furious film. Momoa has gained a reputation for being an easy-approachable and fun-loving guy who likes to interact with his fans. Previously, he was in hot water after he played Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Throne series after he joked about getting to rape beautiful woman on the show. Momoa later apologized for his comment in an Instagram post. The comment sparked particular outrage as it came on the Heels of the Me Too movement and the behaviour of some of Hollywood’s biggest players. However, unlike some other Hollywood Stars, he seems to have bounced back from his off-colour comment.
Jeridoo Universe is excited to announce that Bilal: A New Breed of Hero was awarded one of the top 10 best movies of 2018 by IMDB and one of the Best 100 Animated movies of All Time by USA Today.
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero was produced by Ayman Jamal of Barajoun Entertainment. Jeridoo Universe distributed the film in German countries including Austria, Germany, and Switzerland through streaming and DVD releases. They also marketed and dubbed the film.
The film depicts the true-life story of Bilal, who, known for his beautiful voice, was freed from slavery and rose to a position of prestige as a loyal follower of the prophet Muhammad and is considered the first muezzin, a religious leader who recites the call to pray in the mosque.
The story begins with a young Bilal who dreams of becoming a famous warrior. However, he is captured after an assault that kills his mother, a former princess of Abyssinia which is now modern-day Ethiopia. He is then sold to a rich trader in Hijaz named Umayyah.
Hijaz, which is part of present-day Saudi Arabia is during the 7th Century an important trade center where powerful merchants oppress the poor common people. However, Bilal never gives up hopes or his dream of becoming a warrior. He believes he will be free one day, and although Bilal and his sister, a beautiful young girl, spend their childhood under the persecution of Umayyah, their bond remains strong. Both Bilal and his sister miss their mother. To help with the loneliness and captivity, Bilal sings his sister songs which help keep their hope alive.
The Oscar Job Nobody Wants
Television landscape is changing. The allure of big gigs like the Oscars, the Super Bowl, and the White House Correspondents dinner are not attracting the major talent like they have in the past. Pundits in the industry might cry out in desperation but does the average person really care anymore? Star talent no longer want to be associated with the Oscars – and for good reason – which is a problem of the Academy, but how about the regular movie goer?
Kevin Hart was supposed to host this year but he recently quiet after an old homophobic tweet came to light. The fact is that nobody is around to replace him is telling how far show business has fallen. No longer are we captivated by Hollywood like we used to be. Streaming services show that you don’t necessarily need a big star to be successful.
Without a host, this will probably be the lowest-rated Oscars in their long history. It is the host that draws viewers, that keeps the whole oversized beast together and moving along. Without a host it will be like a film without a main character. The last time this happened was in 1989 when the opening act was a strange amalgamation of Robe Lowe and Snow White – need we say more?
You can’t say the Oscars haven’t tried to stay relevant and edgy with hosts like Chris Rock and Seth Macfalane, choices you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the staunch Academy. Then there was the bizarre paring of James Franco with Anne Hathaway but none of these seem to work to increase viewership. The real question may not be about the Oscars but how can we expect them to compete when they are battling a general decline of television viewership as more people are cutting cable and making do with streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
Who says great things don’t come to those who wait? The premier of the long-awaited action-adventure, comedic science fiction sequel Iron Sky: The Coming Race will be released January 16th 2019, starting with theaters in Finland and then expand internationally to audiences worldwide.
The making of the film wasn’t easy for this $20 million Finnish-German-Belgian co-production which got a portion of its money from crowdfunding through Indiegogo. It took over five years to produce and had to survive a lawsuit, visual effect complications, and budget problems. Principle photograph was shot in Belgium in September of 2015 but the real challenge was in post production when the filmmakers started on the groundbreaking visual effects. There were several false starts but we are happy to announce the wait is finally over.
The budget kept blowing up and Director Timo Vuorensola didn’t want to settle. Thankfully Iron Sky fans won't be disappointing by the quality of the finished product. Just check out the extended trailer HERE.
The film was largely executed produced by 120db Films, a group of Finnish investors, crowdfund supports, and Jeridoo Universe who reached a distribution deal with the filmmakers. Other rights have already been sold to several other territories including northern Europe, France, England, China, India and Japan.
In the middle of the longest government shutdown in US history, we have gotten our hands on some leaked documents that Donald Trump is dealing with an even greater national crisis – and the real reason he wants to build a Wall.
“There is no truth to the rumours,” said Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders who we managed to reach by cellphone. “The Wall is great and it’s there to keep out unwanted illegal aliens.”
But what type of aliens are we talking about? Perhaps not the Mexican kind. For years there have been rumours about a Nazi military base on the moon and a cover up but there has been no proof until now.
The reporters at Jeridoo Universe have been put into contact with what we can only name as a "top United States military official" who has given us some leaked emails that the government shutdown isn’t all it seems.
“The government shutdown is not about the Wall at all,” this unnamed official said. “It’s given the government employees a head start to run for their lives.”
But run from what? The leaked emails between Donald Trump are extremely disturbing and would make any sane money want to run for the hills. They show a correspondence between a party that can only be identified as Fuhrer_Alphie@yahoo.com and Trump himself about a prehuman colony of dinosaurs ruled by a person named the Vril and a race of reptilians led by Adolf Hitler.
Iron Sky Universe wants your film
written: Guido Baechler, Executive Producer Iron Sky 2
Our partner Iron Sky Universe is looking for interesting trailers, demos or short films of indie films in development! They will be showcased in one of the Finnkino screens during our big premiere event!
Iron Sky Universe and Jeridoo Universe have strong roots in indie film making and therefore we want to support new interesting filmmakers and projects with international potential!
Do you have any video material / trailers / demos or short films you would like to get produced as a feature film?
Networking in various industry events is one of the best ways to move things forward. This is why Iron Sky Universe wants to do their part by offering a platform to present these projects in development!
Send your video material to email@example.com with the title ”DEMO”. We will pick the most interesting projects and the presenters will get free tickets to the Iron Sky The Coming Race World Premiere!
To you remember those “Choose Your Adventure” books you used to read as a kid? You could decide what would happen to the main character by choosing what actions they take. While this has been the norm in gameplay for decades, it has now only catching on in movies. In the series Black Mirror, the creators latest offering is “Bandersnatch” which is quickly building its own devoted fan club because instead of passively watching, users navigate the many choices of Netflix’ first interactive film.
“Bandersnatch” has five different endings and over one trillion different storytelling combinations based on the choices each viewer (or game player) makes throughout the story. Fans have been obsessively mapping out different narratives. In fact, friends, co-workers and family members have been using flow charts to map out visually the different storylines.
In “Bandersnatch” viewers are asked to decide whether what the protagonist Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) should do. Some of the actions are: pick up a book, what type of music to play, or whether to throw a cup or not.
Bandersnatch is a basically a giant tribute to science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The Netflix interactive movie isn’t technically an adaptation of any of the famous author’s works – like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle or A Scanner Darkly, which were all adapted for the big screen –but for all practical purposes, it might be seen as a sequel of some kind.
There are the same themes that Philip K. Dick explored through out his writing including alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and other philosophical, political and social ideas. Stefan questioning the nature of his choices but it becomes more on the nose with Bandersnatch faux-fantasy author, Jerome F. Davies, one of the characters Stefan interacts with. In Bandersnatch Davies is painted as a brilliant fantasy author who went insane after he believed he was controlled by beings from beyond.
The Golden Globes Upset
In the 76th Golden Globes ceremony, there were plenty of upsets including, the biggest was that the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" took best picture, drama, over Bradley Cooper's heavily favoured "A Star is Born" and Glenn Close won over Lady Gaga for best actress.
But the real winner, despite the upsets, was Netflix as it dominated the ceremony with high profile wins for “Roma” and taking home a best TV comedy prize for “The Kominsky Method.”
Unlike the Oscars, the Globes separates dramas from musicals and comedies, honouring the best in both film and television.
Netflix’s impressive night signals a changing landscape in Hollywood and comes as traditional Studios are being overtaken by streaming giants such as Hulu and Crave TV.
As Silicone Valley continues to challenge Hollywood, Netflix also celebrated a best actor in a TV comedy win for Michael Douglas for his work as an aging acting coach in “The Kominsky Method.” Netflix’s hit “Bodyguard” captured a best actor in a TV drama prize for Richard Madden.
Despite the MeToo movement and all that has happened for women in Hollywood last year, there is still a long way to go for female filmmakers and female actors.
A recent study found in total, women comprised of an abysmal 20% of all directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers in the top 250 grossing Hollywood films. This means that 92% of films had no women directors, 73% had no women writers, 27% had no women producers, 74% had no women editors, and whopping 96% had no women cinematographers.
The percentage of woman in film was down 3 percentage points from 2017, according to a report released by the Center for the Women in Television and Film. It was even below the 9 per cent level achieved 20 years earlier in 1998 which indicates that women still haven't earned their rightful place in the Land of Dreams.
This radical under representation of women is unlikely to be remedied by the voluntary efforts of a few individuals or a single studio executive. Without a large-scale effort mounted by the major studios, guilds and associations we are unlikely to see meaningful change.
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