Photos: The Cave of Adullam Premieres 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

“The Cave of Adullam” was the winner for Best Documentary Feature at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Laura Checkoway and produced by Laurence Fishburne, the documentary tells the story of martial arts sensei Jason Wright. He tenderly guides his often-troubled young Detroit students with a beautifully effective blend of compassion and tough love.

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Lady Gaga In Talks To Join Todd Phillips’ Joker Sequel

The sequel to 2019’s Joker, Joker: Folie à Deux will reportedly be a musical which will likely star the original film’s lead Joaquin Phoenix, and Lady Gaga is set to join him, according to THR.

Per story, Gaga would play DC’s Harley Quinn but a different incarnation than that played by Margot Robbie’s version from current DC Universe. And it will also be a musical.

Phillips and Gaga have worked together before in 2018’s A Star is Born, which starred Gaga along with Bradley Cooper, and which Philips served as a producer.

The original 2019 blockbuster was a huge hit for Phillips. That film grossed $1 billion at the boxoffice worldwide, received 12 nominations at the Oscars, one of which won by Phoenix for playing the iconic lead anti-hero.

More recently, Harley Quinn has been played by Margot Robbie three times, in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” 2020’s “Birds of Prey” and 2021’s “The Suicide Squad.

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Photos: GOOD GIRL JANE @ 2022 Tribeca Festival

Cast and filmmakers of the coming-of-age drama “Good Girl Jane”, which took the top prize at the 2022 Tribeca Festival Founders’ Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature, with its star Rain Spencer winning for Best Performance.

Written and directed by Sarah Elizabeth Mintz, the film tells the story of a lonely private school dropout teen (Rain Spencer) who falls in love with a charismatic drug dealer, played by Patrick Gibson, and becomes entangled in his meth ring run by LA teens.

Cast: Rain Spencer, Patrick Gibson, Andie MacDowell, Odessa A’Zion, Olan Prenatt, Eloisa Huggins
Producer: Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson, Lauren Pratt, Sarah Elizabeth Mintz, Simone Williams

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Photos from “Cynthia Erivo Goes Back to Broadway” Red Carpet At The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

Broadway is back and better than ever. Cynthia Erivo arrived in style at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival at the Spring Studios in New York City.

The award-winning English actress, singer, and songwriter was in town for the Storytellers – Cynthia Erivo Goes Back to Broadway’ event on Jun. 12, 2022, wearing a triped red and white sweat, metallic heels, black wrap skirt and the coolest green glasses in town.

Joining Cynthia at the red carpet were American actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer Andre De Shields and journalist, former editor-in-chief of The Advocate, and current columnist at MSNBC
Zach Stafford.

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Andrew Fletcher Of Depeche Mode Dies Aged 60

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Andy Fletcher – Freelove video – Depeche Mode

Andrew Fletcher, the keyboardist and founding member of British electronic band Depeche Mode, has died. Fletch is aged 60. “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” a statement issued by the band on social media said.

Fletcher died Thursday from natural causes at his home in the United Kingdom, a person close to the band said. “Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint.”

Fletcher formed Depeche Mode, with fellow synthesizer players Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, and lead singer Dave Gahan, in Basildon, England in 1980. The English electronic music band would become one of the pioneers of British electro-pop along with hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus.”

Depeche Mode would find international success with 1984′s the single “People are People,” from their 1984 album “Some Great Reward” which established the band as one of the major musical forces within the electronic music scene throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

One of the major highlights of the band’s numerous successes was the band’s concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl June in 1988, where they drew more than 60,000 people. This event was documented in a live album and documentary film,
101, by D. A. Pennebaker.

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Jeremy Renner To Star In A David Armstrong Feature

Jeremy Renner To Star In A David Armstrong FeatureJeremy Renner is set to star in an untitled David Armstrong feature for 101 Studios and Expanded Media/LBI Entertainment.

Expanded Media/LBI Entertainment and 101 Studios announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner will star as Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Armstrong who – through a riveting and perilous journey – uncovered the secrets of how the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma fueled a national nightmare.

Over a four-year investigation, Armstrong discovered evidence that, in order to maximize their profits, members of the Sackler family knew of and supported Purdue’s concealment of the strength and addiction risks of the drug OxyContin. Since the release of OxyContin, more than two hundred thousand Americans have died from prescription painkiller related overdoses.

The film will be written and directed by the award-winning, husband-wife filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (Beneath The Harvest Sky, Queenpins).
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‘Riverdale’s’ KJ Apa and ‘1883’s’ Isabel May Cast To Star in ‘The Wonder Twins’

KJ Apa – CW Network, Isabel May – Paramount+

HBO Max has cast Riverdale’s KJ Apa as Zan, and 1883’s Isabel May as Jayna in its upcoming live-action DC comedy The Wonder Twins.

‘Black Adam’ writer Adam Sztykiel is set to write and direct the DC movie. KJ Apa is best known for his role of Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale, which was renewed for aa seventh season last month. Isabel May has recently played Kati Cooper in the Netflix series Alexa & Katie, and appeared in a leading protagonist and narrator in Paramount+ series 1883.

The superhero duo characters originally appeared in Hanna-Barbera’s late 70s animated tv series The All-New Super Friends Hour, and then on the early 80s’ Super Friends alongside core group of DC superheroes Aquaman, Batman, Robin, Superman aleading protagonist of the Paramount+ series 1883.nd Wonder Woman. They also appeared in the live-action TV series Smallville.

Most recently, Warner Bros. has released The Batman. This summer, the studio is set to release the animated DC League of Super-Pets on July 19, followed by Black Adam on Oct. 21, and Shazam! sequel, Fury of the Gods on Dec. 16.

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Cannes 2022 Lineup: George Miller, David Cronenberg, Top Gun 2 and more

Crimes of the Future courtesy of NeonCannes Film Festival is back in its usual spring slot, set to take place onMay 17 through 28. On Thursday, April 14, director Thierry Frémaux has now unveiled the main lineup for this 75th Edition.

The list includes David Cronenberg, Claire Denis, the Dardenne brothers and Kelly Reichardt. A David Bowie doc, a Jerry Lee Lewis film from the Coen Brothers’ Ethan Coen, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic are also on the list.

Frémaux also did confirm that the world premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” is scheduled to take place together with a tribute to its star and producer Tom Cruise. It is set to take place on the second day of the festival.

Here’s the recently announced official list of 2022 Cannes Film Festival:

Competition:

“Armageddon Time,” James Gray (U.S.)

“Boy From Heaven,” Tarik Saleh (Sweden)

“Broker,” Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan)

“Brother and Sister” OR “Frère et Sœur,” Arnaud Desplechin (France)

“Close,” Lucas Dhont (Belgium)

“Crimes of the Future,” David Cronenberg (Canada)
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Doja Cat Joins Forces With Eek! Games & Epik To Star In Ranchy Comedy

house party doja catThe real-life American Music Award-winning star arrives in style with an astoundingly realistic character integration and a hilarious fully-voiced storyline

Eek! Games have teamed up with award-winning music star Doja Cat to deliver a wild all-new branching of the single-player video game, House Party, The Doja Cat side story, voiced by Doja herself is packed with unforgettable adventure, comedy, and mystery. House Party’s full launch is scheduled for Q2, 2022 and the Doja Cat DLC, produced in partnership with Bravado and Epik, will launch post-release, in Summer 2022. House Party is a 3D raunchy comedy adventure game developed and published by American studio Eek! Games available now on Steam/PC and coming soon to console.

In the upcoming DLC, players will navigate through an unpredictable night filled with outrageous party goers as they help Doja carry out a master plan to track down a masked dancing sensation who is taking the online world by storm. Play House Party and add the Doja DLC to your Steam wishlist here.

“I’m so excited that I’m going to be a video game character,” says Doja Cat. “House Party is about to get even better. You gotta check this game out!”
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Katie Couric Announces All-Star Lineup To Join Her 2021 “Going There” Book Tour

KATIE COURIC ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR LINEUP TO JOIN HER 2021 GOING THERE BOOK TOURCouric Will Be Joined by Special Guests at Every Stop Including Jennifer Garner, Chance the Rapper, SNL’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor, Kara Swisher, Ina Garten, Leslie Jordan, Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Savannah Guthrie, and Tan France.

Award winning journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric has revealed the nine special guests that will be joining her on the road for her 2021 Going There Tour, produced by Live Nation and in partnership with P&G.

In celebration of her forthcoming memoir, Going There, out on October 26th, the tour kicks off October 28th in Boston with special guest Tan France. Additionally, Couric will be in conversation with Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor in New York City, Kara Swisher in Washington, D.C., Savannah Guthrie in Philadelphia, Chance The Rapper in Chicago, Ina Garten in Atlanta, JenniferGarner in Los Angeles, Leslie Jordan in San Francisco, and Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley in Nashville.
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