The Last Dance (ESPN on Netflix)
Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls,
led by Michael Jordan, this 10 part
documentary chronicles one of the most notable dynasties
in sports history. This documentary gives us a peak at
the lives of The Bulls beyond what we know. And a
perfect picture at the dominance and greatness of one,
Michael Jordan. We saw Michael Jordan on the court for
several years, but this documentary brings you in as if
you don't know how it all ends. This documentary is very
well put together. It begins the first two episodes with
flashbacks between the early start Jordan's career and
college days to the career high of champion seasons. The
story then moves on to Scotty Pippen's
story with a similar order (early days then career
high), but also a challenging relationship with team
ownership. As the series moves on we will get to
Dennis Rodman and more of Phil Jackson's
history with Chicago. The Last Dance is definitely a
Bad Boys For Life
When Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin
Lawrence) get together, an inexplicable type of magic occurs. Although their
work partnership has been celebrated over the years, it's been a while since
they caught up with one another. As it turns out, a lot has changed in the
intervening time. With Mike steeped in a full-out midlife crisis, and Marcus
working as a police inspector, their lives couldn't be more different. But when
a mysterious mercenary from Albania pops into the picture, it turns out that
they may need one another more than ever before.
Disney Plus is making hit ABC television special The
Disney Family Singalong available to subscribers of its new
streaming platform. The one hour special first aired in the U.S. on Disney’s
ABC network on April 16, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and is now
available on the Disney Plus service in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland,
Australia and New Zealand. The remote singalong scored massive numbers for the
network, with a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49, more than double its nearest
competitors on the night, and drew 10.3 million total viewers.
One World: Together at Home, the two-hour star-studded virtual
concert featuring Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift,
Jennifer Hudson and numerous other artists, drew in nearly 21 million
viewers across the 26 networks on which it aired live on Saturday night,
according to Nielsen data. The musical event, organized by Global
Citizen and the World Health Organization, raised $127.9 million for
health care workers and coronavirus relief.
ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has gone into
production on Balcony Stories, a slate of user generated,
short-form content to mark the ways people are experiencing coronavirus
lockdown. The short form series, produced by Vis in collaboration with
Fremantle, is based on content from audiences and talent. Videos will show
off people’s new daily routine, with balconies transformed into windows that
look into everyone’s homes during the crisis, as well as their sense of humor,
the relationships, and the artists within them.
As multiple production companies lay off crew, French animation studio TeamTO
has announced two new hires, both central figures in the huge explosion of
French animation over the last two decades, with Clélia Santi
being appointed as head of production, and Judith Bruneau to the
newly created position of line producer and talent scout.
Production of Neighbours, the long running Australian TV soap opera is
set to restart later this week, despite the coronavirus outbreak causing much of
the country to remain in lockdown. The show’s producer, Fremantle
Media said that its filming techniques would be distinctly different from
pre-virus practices, and that it would be able to stick within government
guidelines on health and safety.
NBCUniversal’s Fandango division acquired Vudu from
Walmart, while Fox Corp. completed its purchase of Tubi.
NBCUniversal’s move came several days after the limited launch of it Peacock
streaming service, while Fox’s deal closed around a year after most of the
company’s film and television assets were purchased by Disney.
Magic happens when fashion is made for a good cause! Celebrities and designers
are helping those in need during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With
everything going on in the world, many Hollywood stars and fashion powerhouses
have started making face masks. Many have created masks that feature a
charitable aspect, too. For example, Karolina Kurkova teamed up
with the brand Billie Blooms to help those in need.
Jennifer Lopez is being sued over the use of a photo on
Instagram. According to court documents, New York photographer Steve
Sands is accusing the singer and her production company Nuyorican
Productions for copyright infringement and seeks an excess of $150,000 in
damages. The federal lawsuit cites that Lopez used the photograph taken of her
by Sands to "promote their brand" on Instagram without compensation to Sands.
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes reunited to deliver a
special message to their fans. The two stars announced their iconic 1987 film
The Princess Bride would be available for streaming on
Disney+ starting May 1.
With many productions currently halted due to Covid-19 and the 2021 release
schedule being greatly in need of product, Warner Bros. has
shifted a slew of theatrical release dates. Matt Reeves’ The
Batman, which is currently stalled in London, will no longer open on June
25, 2021 next summer, but in the first weekend of October next year, Oct. 1, a
slot made famous by DC’s R-rated The Joker.
Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi is showing a
great sense of awareness and compassion for others as the singer has elected to
cancel his band’s entire tour rather than postpone and/or reschedule certain
dates or even the entire tour. Bon Jovi‘s decision to cancel the tour rather
than postpone or reschedule it is likely in response to Ticketmaster
recently changing its refund policy from “postponed, rescheduled or canceled” to
simply “canceled” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.