A handful of scenes from the visually breathtaking and poignant feature film ‘Lakota Nation vs. United States’ lure the viewer into the vast Midwestern expanse known as the Black Hills: horseback riders galloping in a circle in slow motion on top of a grassy plain, a berry pink, almost crimson, withering sun, and a 1953 Technicolor clip of a white couple expressing their longing for the geographic region.
Nearly a decade after Showtime’s Dexter ended after a phenomenal 8 season run, serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is back in the limited series New Blood.
Exclusive: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Kenneth Branagh, Jude Hill, & Ciaran Hinds Talk ‘Belfast’ [VIDEO]
Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jude Hill, and Ciaran Hinds attend the premiere of the Belfast movie at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California on Monday.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll cheer as it wins all of the trophies next award show season!
Watch the interview above.
Set in the late 1960s, Belfast is a semi-autobiographical tale from Sir Kenneth Branagh that explores the life of a/his charming working-class family during The Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast‘s Los Angeles premiere saw most of the stars walk the red carpet with the exception of Dame Judi Dench. PS. We missed you!
Bite-size star Jude Hill plays a young Sir Kenneth Branagh in the film and walked the carpet with a beautiful mystery blonde… ok, it was his Mom but she was still beautiful and mysterious. Jude was 9 when he landed the life-changing role. He’s 11 now. A man. Jude told The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield that he was initially a little nervous to work with Kenneth but the Harry Potter star turned out to be “such a nice guy.” I can concur!
Upon mention of a recent Variety article comparing Branagh to Walt Disney, George Clooney, and Warren Beatty, the writer/director responds, “It’s beautifully insane!”
Ciaran Hinds, who is also from Belfast, discusses what he discovered about his own family tree and what it’s like to recreate someone that someone else once loved. Hinds seemed most excited for American audiences to get a peek at the Belfast movie!
Last but not least, we ask Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan what it is like to recreate someone’s life in front of them… plus we check on Jamie’s wifi situation.
YOU GET AN OSCAR, YOU GET AN OSCAR, YOU GET AN OSCAR.
Belfast is in theaters on November 12, 2021, and stars Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Judi Dench, and Ciaran Hinds.
Over a year since the start of the global pandemic, the stars happily gathered to celebrate the opening of The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2 at LA LIVE on Monday, June 7th. Written and directed by Deon Taylor, the hilarious Black family is back with more antics; except this time with a spooky twist. Starring the family of four Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb, and Alex Henderson along with the great Snoop Dog, Kat Williams and Gary Owen, Meet The Blacks 2 is guaranteed to have you laughing.
The guest list for the premiere included fan favorites like T.I, Luenelle Campbell, Terrence J, Miles Brown, TINY, and Juhahn Jones. Courtney Nichole, Johann Sebastian, and Lawrence Robinson were also in attendance to see the beloved comedians perform on the big screen.
The Blacks return with questions concerning their new neighbors who just so happen to be vampires. You can imagine how uproarious these comedians get with a script like this. Writer, Corey Harrell, says the concept of the movie was to pay homage to the 80s horror films like The Burbs meets Fright Night and Friday. He says this film worked because these comedians are an “all-star team.”
“They took the script and made it their own,” said Harrell. “You’ve got Kat Williams and it’s just madness so I’m excited to see how it’s all gonna come out.”
With such a hilarious cast, you might wonder how anything got done on set. Roxanne Avent Taylor says as a producer it was “a hot mess.”
“It was so funny… I’m like pulling my hair out but laughing at the same time cause I’m like Kat, you’ve gotta put the joint down.”
This funny bunch later celebrated the opening of the film with cocktails & tuna tartare at the Highlight Room located at the Dream Hotel Rooftop. Snoop Dogg DJ’d while Michael Blackson was seen dancing.
The night represented a hopeful and historical time in American Cinema as we celebrate coming back to the theatre once again. You can enjoy watching Meet The Blacks 2 in theatres this Friday, June 11th.
Events are back in Hollywood and I, for one, couldn’t be happier about it. After a year of lounging around, any excuse to dress up is more than welcome, but the ‘Feral State’ official LA premiere at Harmony Gold Theater proved to be a little extra special.
Exclusive: ‘S#!%house’ Stars Cooper Raiff, Dylan Gelula and Logan Miller Discuss Inspirations [Video]
The SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner “S#!%HOUSE” opens in theaters and on-demand October 16th. Writer-director and lead actor Cooper Raiff discusses his vision for the film alongside actors Dylan Gelula and Logan Miller.
A Quiet Place Part II, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Cillian Murphy hosted its world premiere on March 8th at the Lincoln Center in New York City. A Quiet Place Part II is a continuation of the Abott family’s silent yet vigorous fight for survival against the creatures that hunt by sound.
The coming-of-age Hulu Original film from writer-director Jason Orley premiered at the Metrograph last night with the core cast in attendance.
Exclusive: “Song of Names” Director François Girard and Producer Robert Lantos Talk Historical Accuracy and Honoring the Past
The highly-anticipated film The Song of Names captures a decades-long story of friendship, betrayal, and triumph following the atrocities of World War II.
Film producers Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films and Television have been behind some of the most impactful movies of this decade, from real-life biopics like The Fighter and Stronger to fantastical epics such as the live action Beauty and the Beast and upcoming Hunchback of Notre Dame.