This Black Panther Special Feature is presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™, Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company
The impact of Marvel Studios' Black Panther will be felt for quite some time. A phenomenon of cultural importance as well as entertainment, the #3 movie of all-time is the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero. Now, after thrilling and inspiring generations of moviegoers on the big screen, Black Panther is available to enjoy at home on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. Ahead of its in-home release, I caught up with Executive Producer Nate Moore (pictured top left) for a look at some of the film's extensive bonus features, as well as some insight into the production of Black Panther, the success of the film and where the story could go next!
With three decades of storied history, acclaimed singer/songwriter Kevin Lee continues to inspire generations as one of the best big-hook, power pop songwriters in the business. Flanked by his incredible band, The Kings, Lee recently released Sticks & Stones on Sigus Records. With an infectious sound of modern pop/rock packed with big guitars, indelible hooks, and soaring vocal harmonies, the songs deliver the kind of car-radio magic that turn winter nights into summer bright. Tracks like “On Top of the World,” “Tell the Truth,” the Tom Petty-esque, “All We Have Is Now,” and the ultra-catchy “Hold On to Yourself Tonight,” remind you of why you loved rock and roll in the first place. Ahead of some summer live dates and an upcoming performance at Joe's Live in Rosemont, IL to benefit Lurie Children's Hospital, our writers caught up with Kevin to talk a little bit about the new album, the music business and the Chicago sound.
Presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™ and the ABC Television Network.
After two seasons on ABC, Quantico found itself in a position where reinvention was the perfect way to both move the series forward and gain new audiences in the process. Despite being well-received by both viewers and critics, many (like myself) had yet to experience the show, and as time went on, the chance for that to happen became less and less likely. During my recent visit to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to meet with new showrunner Michael Seitzman (Code Black) and a new addition to the cast - Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin - for a discussion about taking the series in a new direction (and a three year time jump) for season three.
This Special Feature is presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™ and Marvel Studios
We moved through the dark and cavernous space behind Hall D23 quickly - catching glimpses of technicians whose faces were illuminated only by the cool glow of their computer screens. I likened it to the inner workings of the Imperial Death Star, a skilled crew making sure that the technical aspects of the presentations on the main stage at this summer's D23 Expo went off without a hitch. Like The Emperor's Royal Guards, they would also serve as silent protectors - Guardians preventing untimely leaks of footage from upcoming films that in some cases are more than two years out from their official release. As our group made its way through the backstage labyrinth of makeshift green rooms crafted of black pipe-and-drape, we arrived at our destination for a meeting with a mysterious figure known called "Josh Snow."
AARP might seem a tad older-skewing for many around these parts, but the funny sidebar to that is that my wife started receiving AARP mailers on a frequent basis while we were still in our early 20s. Well, I thought it was funny. Still AARP (once the "American Association for Retired Persons" - another sidenote being I don't think I'll ever "retire," but work until the end) is a familiar name for our Nation's seniors, regularly publishing AARP The Magazine, who today sent me five quotes from Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. With the STAR TREK franchise celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the original Kirk offered up some takeaways for the August/September issue of the mag, and AARP gave me the signal to fire-up the Warp Drive and share them with all of you...
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After tackling stage and screen (both large and small) in a career that has found her facing off against zombies in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, performing Shakespeare in HAMLET, becoming a part of the time-traveling DOCTOR WHO legacy, and recently having been a part of DOWNTON ABBEY, Dame Penelope Wilton has amassed a wealth of experience over the years, certainly giving the veteran actress some choice in finding her next role, but sometimes the decision comes without question: "If Steven Spielberg wants you to do a movie, you do it! Wouldn't you say?" she says with a laugh, recalling the moment her agent pitched her on playing The Queen in Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. "Yes, I would!" agrees co-star Rebecca Hall (IRON MAN 3, THE GIFT), noting that her call came with the note that "it's not a very big part ,but he has asked specifically for you to do it." Having loved Dahl's 1982 book as a child, Hall signed on without even looking at a script.