Iranian ‘Untimely’ to go on screen at ARPA Intl. Film fest

Produced by Mohammad Sajadian and directed by Pouya Eshtehardi, the Iranian feature film ‘Untimely’ will be screened at ARPA International Film Festival in Los Angeles, United States.

According to the official website of the festival, a selection of 69 films from all over the world will be available for online streaming on November 12 to 22, 2020.

Being among the nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay in this international event, the Iranian ‘Untimely’ narrates the story of a young private, Hamin, doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things that happened to him and his sister since their childhood

‘Badger’ to be screened at Hamilton Film Festival in Canada

Badger’ is about a woman called Soodeh Sharifzadegan who is involved with a difficult challenge in her private life, while she is close to her second marriage.

Vishka Asayesh, Hassan Ma’ajouni, Mehraveh Sharifi Nia, and Gohar Kheirandish are among the cast members of the film.

The film has also taken part at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival in China. It will also vie at the 5th Annual Macedonian Film Festival.

Recently, ‘Badger’ won the Best Narrative film award at at the 27th edition of Austin Film Festival in US, the best foreign film award at the Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US, as well as the best movie award at the 6th BangkokThai International Film Festival in Thailand.

The 15th annual Hamilton Film Festival is Hamilton’s largest and longest running film festivals with roots that go back 20 years. The festival started on November 7 and will be finished on November 15, 2020.

Scooby-Doo creator Ken Spears has died

Ken Spears, co-creator of the popular animated series “Scooby-Doo” and co-founder of Ruby-Spears with Joe Ruby, has died at the age of 82.

His son Kevin Spears said Spears died of complications from dementia.

“Ken will always be remembered for his intelligence, storytelling, family loyalty and strong work ethic,” said Kevin Spears. Not only did Ken have a lasting impact on his family, he also influenced the lives of many as the creator of Scooby-Doo. Ken has been a role model for us all his life and will live on in our hearts.

Spears, born March 12, 1938, grew up in Los Angeles, California and became friends with the son of William Hannah, an animator. He was later hired by Hannah as a sound editor.

While working in the sound department, he met Joe Ruby, and they began a successful writing partnership. Together, they wrote television shows for Hannah and produced content for the television production company Marty Kraft and Dupty-Ferlang Enterprises.

Spears and Ruby produced the popular animated series “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!”, “Dinomot”, “Phenomenon Dog” and “Jabrja” for Hannah, and “Barclays” and “Hunting Cats” for DuPt-Ferlang.

Fred Silverman, head of CBS’s children’s programming department, hired both of them in the early 1970s to oversee CBS Saturday morning cartoons, and when Silverman went to ABC, they went with him. Spears also advised the story of the 1974 television series Planet of the Apes.

In 1977, Spears and Ruby created their own studio called Ruby-Spears Productions. They created several animated series, including “Superman”, “Alvin and the Chipmans”, “Mr. T” and “Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Hour”.

Taft Entertainment, the parent company of Hannah Hannah-Barbara, bought Ruby-Spears Productions. Finally, in 1991, Turner Broadcasting bought the company, as well as Hannah-Barbara.

Rick Roman Wu is directing Night Has Fallen

Gerard Butler and Rick Roman Woo are working together again on a sequel to “Angel Has Fallen,” known as Night Has Fallen

In the latest movie and TV news, we learn that Gerard Butler is backfor the fourth installment of the Olympus Has Fallen action movie series. Helm the film in the hands of Rick Roman Wu , director Snitch (informant)  , which called Night Has Fallen (darkness has fallen) and known as “Millennium Media” in the American Film Market Event virtual market for sale Offers. After the successful release of the first episode of this action series in 2013, we saw the release of London Has Fallen (2016) and Angel Has Fallen (2019).

Night Has Fallen brings together many of the producers of the latest installment of the series, including Robert Mark Kamen and Rick Roman Woo. Ellen Siegel and Gerard Butler of G-Base, Heidi Joe Markle and Les Wildon of Electric Pictures, and Jeffrey Greenstein , Jonathan Younger, and Jario Lerner of Melenium Media are co-producing the project. The films in this series deal with the adventures of an undercover detective named Mike Banning who bravely overcomes difficulties when confronted with betrayal, without weapons and without enough people.

The films in this series are considered to be one of the greatest action works of “Melenium Media” company, which has produced The Expendable and The Mechanic. Night Has Fallen is being shot at Melenium Media Studios in New Boyana, Bulgaria and across Europe. Avi Lerner , Assassination Shorts and Boaz Davidson of Millennium, and Christa Campbell and Lottie Groobman of Campbell Groobmann Films are executive producers. You can share your thoughts about this news with Zomji website

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch Crowned Miss USA 2020

Fifty-one women from across the nation competed for the honor of Miss USA 2020 on Monday night. Find out who will follow reigning champ Cheslie Kryst below

She’s beauty and she’s grace, and she’s your new Miss United States!

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch was crowned Miss USA 2020 during tonight’s beauty pageant, which aired live on FYI from the iconic Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn.

Fifty-one women from across the nation competed for the honor, but the judges ultimately singled out Asya for her ambition, poise and winning attitude. Miss Idaho Kim Layne was named first runner-up, followed by Miss Oklahoma Mariah Jane Davis.

Reigning champ Cheslie Kryst crowned her successor in a made-for-TV moment complete with plenty of tears and a Mouawad-designed crown decked out in diamonds, rubies, blue sapphires and tanzanite.

Asya wowed viewers with her thoughtful answer to a question about what must be done to unite our deeply divided nation.

“I think this is an issue of trust,” the 22-year-old shared. “We’ve lost trust in the systems that seem to keep our country running, from the media to business to our government. And it’s all about restoring that trust and coming together and working together to heal and trust in these systems. If want to continue to be the greatest nation we’re going to have to set a better example.”

source:hollywoodlife.com

Wentworth Miller Says No More Prison Break As He Doesn’t Want to Play Straight Characters

The actor announced on Instagram on Sunday that he’s officially retiring from playing Prison Break‘s Michael Scofield because he no longer wants to play straight roles.

Prison Break ran on Fox for four seasons from 2005 to 2009 and then returned for a revival season in 2017. Miller starred as Michael alongside Dominic Purcell as Michael’s brother Lincoln, who needed to be broken out of prison. They both reprised their roles for season five, and Fox originally had plans for a sixth season but as of 2019, those plans were no longer in play.

Now, Miller, who came out as gay in 2013, says he never plans to play Michael again.

“I’m out. Of PB. Officially,” he wrote as part of a long caption about social media bullying. “Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”

Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Allegations of Physical Abuse

Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.

Celebrity Deaths in 2020

At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.

“This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!

At the end of the episode, a message flashed across the screen: “Dedicated to Alex Trebek. Forever in our Hearts. Always our Inspiration.”

Ahead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. ,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”

One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”

Stars Pay Tribute to Alex Trebek

Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.

“Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”

White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.

source: usmagazine.com

Trailer Drops For Kristen Stewart Vehicle “Happiest Season

Christmas movies are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, even if the recent influx of them has been lighter than usual. This year, however, we have a very promising new one in Happiest Season, the latest flick from actor turned filmmaker Clea Duvall. A vehicle for Kristen Stewart that’s a holiday themed romantic comedy? Yes please. Throw in that the cast also includes a who’s who of talented actors and actresses, as well as a genuinely charming vibe, and there’s a lot to love here. We all need things to look forward to, and this Thanksgiving, we’re getting a Christmas movie that can provide just that, as evidenced by this Trailer that just dropped today. You can see the Trailer below…

The film is a romantic comedy, with a holiday theme, as well as a romantic twist. Here’s the official synopsis from Hulu: “This holiday, everyone’s secrets are coming out. Happiest Season premieres November 25, only on Hulu. Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner — until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay — is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. Happiest Season is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.” Clea Duvall co-writes with Mary Holland (who has a supporting role) and directs, with cast members including Alison Brie, Victor Garber, Dan Levy, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Steenburgen, and more.

Production on the WandaVision series has officially ended

The producer of the series WandaVision accidentally announced the end of the production of this series, which is scheduled to be released by Disney Plus next month.

The new release date of Fantastic Beasts 3 has been announced

Following the departure of Johnny Depp from Fantastic Beasts 3, Warner Bros. has now announced a new release date for the film

It was last Friday that Johnny Depp announced in a surprise news that he has left the Fantastic Beasts movie series  and is no longer going to play Grindelwald in the third part of the series, and Warner Bros. is now behind schedule.  Fantastic Beasts 3 has been announced until the summer of 2022. Now, in the latest  cinema and television news , the new release date of this fantasy film has been announced. Warner Bros. today officially announced that Fantastic Beasts 3, previously scheduled for release  on November 12, 2021  , is now set to hit theaters on July 15, 2022 (July 24, 1401

Now Fantastic Beasts 3 is set to be released a week after the release of  Captain Marvel 2.  Eddie RedminJude LawKatherine WaterstonEzra MillerClaudia KimAlison SodolDan Fogler, Jessica Williams  and  Callum Turner  are among the actors who will star in Fantastic Beasts, and Warner Bros. will also star in A review is underway to select and hire Depp’s successor in the film. Despite Depp’s separation, the filming and production of Fantastic Beasts 3 is still ongoing. 

As in the previous two episodes, Fantastic Beasts 3 will be directedby  David Yates , as well as Steve Clause , the author of all seven episodes of Harry Potter, who previously appeared as a producer on the first two episodes of Fantastic Beasts. to  JK Rowling  on writing and rewriting this movie has helped. The events of the Fantastic Beasts series take place in different countries, and the first part is in New York City, the second part is in Paris, and the third part of this film is going to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the main events of the film will take place here Had.