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‘Summer of Soul’: Questlove’s Sundance Doc Winner Heads to Searchlight and Hulu

“Summer of Soul,” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s acclaimed documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, has been acquired by the Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures in a deal that also will bring the film to Hulu.The documentary, which won both the Grand Jury prize and Audience award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, served as the directorial debut […]

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Searchlight Pictures, Hulu swoop on Sundance hit ‘Summer Of Soul’

Most recent high-profile deal follows buys on Passing, Coda, Flee.In another Sundance deal involving a major streamer Searchlight Pictures and Hulu will release Questlove’s festival hit Summer Of Soul after the studio said on Thursday (February 4) it had acquired worldwide rights.The winner of the Sundance documentary grand jury prize and audience award will open […]

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Star Wars Bits: The High Republic, Lucasfilm Games, Ahsoka Tano’s Future, a Tribute to Boba Fett, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The High Republic is Here A New Era of Star Wars Gaming with Lucasfilm Games Rosario Dawson on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Live-Action Tribute to Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up Exclusive Star Wars Collectible Replica Box Sets from Zavvi […]

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Kristen Wiig’s Comedy ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ Debuts First Trailer Ahead of Digital Release

“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” a comedy from the duo behind “Bridesmaids,” is forgoing its planned theatrical debut and will premiere on premium video-on-demand platforms next month.The Lionsgate film — starring Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo — will be available to rent for a premium price starting Feb. 12. It was originally […]

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Cool Stuff: New ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Bespin Duel Lego Set and ‘Star Wars’ Celebration Funko Pop Exclusives

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a little hard this year since it’s not exactly the safest time to head back to movie theaters as they start to reopen this month and into September. That’s especially difficult with Star Wars Celebration 2020 canceled this year. But the good news […]

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Trailer: One of Sci-Fi’s Most Beloved Characters Returns [Comic-Con 2019]

William Shatner may be the first Starfleet captain who comes to mind for the general public when Star Trek is mentioned, but for many fans, it’s Sir Patrick Stewart and his character Jean-Luc Picard who beams into their brains when Trek comes up in conversation. Now, nearly two decades after his appearance in 2002’s Star […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Goes to Netflix, with Andrew Garfield Likely to Star

Tick, Tick… Boom!, the directorial debut of multi-hyphenate Lin-Manuel Miranda, has found a home: Netflix. The streaming service scored the rights to Miranda’s film adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical. In addition to the distribution news, it’s also being reported that Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star in the film. Variety is reporting […]

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