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‘Just Mercy’ with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Hits Digital Purchase and VOD Rental Earlier Than Planned

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was made available for digital purchase earlier than planned last weekend, and Birds of Prey and The Gentlemen recently followed suit with an early digital purchase available for each movie starting next week. Now Warner Bros. Pictures is adding the dramatic true story Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan […]

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NAACP Image Awards: Lizzo Named Entertainer Of The Year; ‘Just Mercy’, ‘Black-Ish’, ‘When They See Us’ Among Top Honorees – Full Winners List

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out tonight and were aired live on Bet with trailblazing musician Lizzo bringing the “Juice” and taking the top honors for Entertainer of the Year and black-ish and When They See Us dominating the TV side and Just Mercy and Dolemite Is My Name taking trophies in the […]

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NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List: Lizzo Named Entertainer of the Year

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were handed out Saturday night, with rapper Lizzo taking home the prize for Entertainer of the Year.Anthony Anderson hosted this year’s event, which celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honored individuals or groups who promote social justice through […]

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NAACP Winners List 2020: Updating Live

The 51st annual NAACP Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, are currently underway in Los Angeles.Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry are competing for entertainer of the year.On Friday night, early winners were announced, including “Just Mercy,” which picked up the award for best ensemble in a motion picture. Own’s “Greenleaf” won […]

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2020 SAG Awards Winners & Nominees – Complete List

The 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Jan. 19. Before the ceremony “Avengers: Endgame” and “Game of Thrones” took the SAG Awards honors in the Stunt Ensemble categories for film and television respectively.Read More: Oscars 2020: Snubs and Surprises include Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and “Frozen II”The complete list of SAG Awards nominees and […]

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Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost

This week’s Oscar nominations boosted contenders “1917” (Universal) and “Parasite” (Neon) to further box-office gains. Other nominees saw little impact, from “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) to the second week expansion of French Oscar entry “Les Miserables” (Amazon). While some Oscar also-rans fell short, crowdpleaser “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) managed just fine. Such is the uneven impact of […]

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Just Mercy: new film that captures the start of a brilliant civil rights career

The acclaimed film portrays Bryan Stevenson’s successful battle to prove a death row convict’s innocence – a case that launched his life’s work of confronting America’s racismIn an emotionally charged scene in the new movie Just Mercy, Jamie Foxx, cast as a death row prisoner named Walter McMillian, accosts the young lawyer who has taken […]

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‘Dolittle’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Dolittle.”Ads placed for the fantasy-adventure film had an estimated media value of $8.22 million through Sunday for 1,092 national ad airings on 40 networks. (Spend […]

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Oscar Contenders ‘1917’ and ‘Les Miserables’ Are Poised for Nominations

When the final phase of the Oscar race is revealed on Monday, many movies are positioned to take advantage of the outcome. After qualifying last year, Cannes prize-winner “Les Miserables” (Amazon) opened in theaters ahead of an expected Best International Feature Film nod, which could push the lauded movie beyond its dismal initial results in […]

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‘1917’ Expands with Excellent $36.5 Million Weekend

Universal’s 1917 made the most of strong word of mouth and two Golden Globe wins, topping the weekend box office with ease as it expanded nationwide following two weeks in limited release. Meanwhile, Paramount’s Like a Boss fell a bit shy of its pre-weekend expectations and Fox’s Underwater drowned. WB’s expansion of Just Mercy, however, […]

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