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‘Underground Railroad’: Barry Jenkins on the Ethereal New Teaser for His Upcoming Amazon Series

Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel “The Underground Railroad” — inspired by the real-life network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada — imagines an alternate history where the truth is closer to fiction. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been adapted into a highly-anticipated live-action TV […]

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‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’: A24 Developing a Film Adaptation of Best-Selling Book

Ocean Vuong‘s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released last year, and now a film adaptation is in the works. A24, the indie production company/distributor behind films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, The Lighthouse, and Uncut Gems, announced this week that they were already […]

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‘The Underground Railroad’: Everything You Need to Know About Barry Jenkins’ Amazon Series

The years-long wait for “The Underground Railroad,” the first television series from acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) isn’t quite over, but new details are beginning to emerge about the highly-anticipated project.“The Underground Railroad,” which is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video, is an adaptation of Colin Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same […]

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‘Underground Railroad’ Teaser: A Stirring First Look at Barry Jenkins’ Series and Nicholas Britell’s Score

A 60-second teaser trailer for Barry Jenkins’ series “The Underground Railroad” has debuted, bringing with it a powerful first listen of Nicholas Britell’s latest original score. Britell contributed the original music for Jenkins’ feature films “Moonlight” and “In the Mood for Love,” plus the Emmy-winning original score for HBO’s “Succession.” Now Britell reunites with Jenkins […]

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‘The Underground Railroad’ Teaser: Barry Jenkins Adapts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel For Amazon

When Barry Jenkins crossed the stage in early 2017 to accept the Academy Award for Best Picture for his tremendous coming-of-age story “Moonlight,” all eyes were looking forward to the director’s next project. Jenkins steered clear of a potential slump by adapting James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk.” He managed to adapt Baldwin’s masterpiece […]

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‘The Lion King’ Follow-Up in the Works With Director Barry Jenkins

Disney is returning to the Pride Lands for a follow-up to “The Lion King.” Barry Jenkins, the filmmaker behind “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” will direct the upcoming feature based on the beloved family classic.“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins said. “Having […]

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‘Moonlight’ Actor Naomie Harris Voices Latest Extinction Rebellion Environmental Video (Exclusive)

Naomie Harris, Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe supporting actress nominee for “Moonlight,” narrates the latest video from environmental activists Extinction Rebellion.Released Friday, the animated explainer video titled “Extinction Emergency, and Why We Must Act Now” summarizes the planet’s biodiversity loss, runaway consumerism and the current ecological crisis and how the consequences will affect millions of […]

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All Day and a Night review – stylish Netflix father-son crime drama

Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a compelling lead performance as a young man trying to escape his father’s shadowIt’s an unusually stacked week for new films on Netflix (one they might regret when pre-pandemic content starts to dry up) with a teen comedy, a B-thriller and a romantic documentary all launching before the weekend, a feast […]

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‘Venom 2’ Gets New ‘Carnage’-Friendly Title as Tom Hardy Film Pushed to Summer 2021

Sony Pictures has announced that the studio is delaying the release of its “Venom” sequel, pushing it from October 2020 to June 2021. The sequel also now has an official title: “Venom: There Will Be Carnage.” Critics were not kind to the original 2018 comic book tentpole starring Tom Hardy as the notorious Spider-Man villain, […]

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