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Teaser Trailer Revealed For DreamWorks’ “She-Ra and The Princesses of Power” Series

Teaser Trailer Revealed For DreamWorks’ “She-Ra and The Princesses of Power” Series

The savior of Etheria is here as DreamWorks She-Ra and The Princesses of Power brings to life a story of magic, friendship, loyalty, and an epic battle for peace. Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess, She-Ra. Set in a world where women are unabashedly at the forefront, the series brings forth indomitable female characters each with their unique abilities and flaws to empower and entertain audiences everywhere.

Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) present a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon by giving a generation of young fans a warrior princess that is tailor-made for today. The series will debut Friday, 11/16/18 exclusively on Netflix!

Created by an amazing production team, this Netflix original series features a talented voice cast, starring Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (Black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Queen Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Hamilton: An American Musical) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.

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‘Westworld Season 2: The Door’ Is Coming To 4K Ultra HD On December 4th!

‘Westworld Season 2: The Door’ Is Coming To 4K Ultra HD On December 4th!

The gravity of a limitless world continues to pull fans in for the second season of HBO’s sci-fi hit series Westworld, nominated for 21 Emmy® Awards across a range of categories including Outstanding Drama Series. Today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is announcing Westworld Season 2: The Door is coming to 4K Ultra HD ($64.99), Blu-ray ($54.97 SRP) and DVD ($49.99) featuring all 10 riveting episodes plus exclusive immersive bonus features on December 4, 2018. Both the Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD and standard Blu-ray release will feature a Digital Copy of the series.

Westworld Season 2: The Door will also be available to own on digital July 23, 2018. Consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition and standard definition (retail $38.99/$28.99) along with never-before-seen bonus content.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton, Westworld is produced by Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The award-winning HBO series is executive produced by Nolan, Joy, J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson.

Westworld: Season Two features a star-studded cast led by Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash) along with Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (X-Men Days of Future Past), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Indgrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries), Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Hemsworth (The Reckoning), Katja Herbers (Manhattan), Louis Herthum (Longmire), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Talulah Riley (Inception), Rodrigo Santoro (300, The 33), Angela Sarafyan (American Horror Story), Gustaf Skarsgärd (Vikings) and Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope).

In Season Two, viewers are welcomed back to Westworld, where the puppet show is over and the newly liberated “hosts” are coming for humankind. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) takes charge, Maeve (Thandie Newton) is on a mission and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) is back. Chaos takes control in this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the birth of a new form of life and the evolution of sin.

The second season of Westworld has earned 21 Emmy® Nominations* including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Thandie Newton) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Jimmi Simpson).

“We are thrilled to release the second season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Westworld on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “With a riveting plot showcasing the evolution of artificial intelligence, the immersive capabilities of these viewing experiences is a perfect complement, and the plethora of all-new, behind-the-scene extras adds to the replay and collectability of this extraordinary show.”

The Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD discs of Westworld Season 2: The Door will feature Dolby Visionä HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.

Also, the 4K Ultra HD discs and Blu-ray discs of Westworld Season 2: The Door will feature Dolby Atmos® soundtracks remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

*Additional 2018 Emmy Nominations for the second season of Westworld include Outstanding Production Design, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Stunt Coordination.

DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES**

  • Bring Yourself Back Online (New)
    • Reflections on Season Two – Dolores, Teddy and Bernard
    • Of Love and Shogun – Maeve, Hector and Lee
    • Journeys and Technology – Stubbs, Logan and Clementine
  • The Buzz: On the Red Carpet
  • Return To Westworld
  • Creating Westworld’s Reality
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: An Evocative Location
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Fort Forlorn Hope
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Delos Experiment
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Shogun World
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Inside the Cradle
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Chaos In The Mesa
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Ghost Nation
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: Deconstructing Maeve
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Valley Beyond
    • Creating Westworld’s Reality: The Drone Hosts

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES**

Includes all digital special features plus:

  • Paved with the Best Intentions: The Evolution of the DELOS Corp. (New)
  • Violent Delights Have Violent Ends (New)

**Special Features are subject to change

 

10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Journey Into Night
  2. Reunion
  3. Virtu e Fortuna
  4. The Riddle of the Sphinx
  5. Akane No Mai
  6. Phase Space
  7. Les Écorchés
  8. Kiksuya
  9. Vanishing Point
  10. The Passenger

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‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

The latest season of Gotham, the hit FOX drama, shows the first signs of the emergence of Gotham City’s iconic Super Hero along with other DC characters that fans have come to know today. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set to release Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season on August 21, 2018 featuring every episode that drew an average of 4.4 million Total Viewers weekly along with brand-new extras exploring the DC characters that fans have come to know, love and love to loathe. The set will be available on Blu-rayTM (including Digital Copy) and DVD for $44.98 / $49.99 SRP.

Horror fills the streets as season four of Gotham witnesses the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known while Bruce Wayne begins the path to vigilantism, showing signs of the caped crusader to come. Gotham City Police Department Captain Jim Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains from Penguin to The Riddler and numerous others in between. Detective Gordon also finds himself fighting personal demons like never before.

Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Chris Chalk (Rent), and Drew Powell (The Mentalist). Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones) join the cast this season as Sofia Falcone and Ra’s al Ghul respectively. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.  Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television and returns for a fifth and final season.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to release the next chapter of FOX’s hit drama series Gotham,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing.“Veteran fans and newcomers alike will be drawn to the villainous allure of Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season four.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday
  • The Sirens Take Gotham
  • Deleted Scenes

22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES:

  1. Pax Penguina
  2. The Fear Reaper
  3. They Who Hide Behind Masks
  4. The Demon’s Head
  5. The Blade’s Path
  6. Hog Day Afternoon
  7. A Day in the Narrows
  8. Stop Hitting Yourself
  9. Let Them Eat Pie
  10. Things That Go Boom
  11. Queen Takes Knight
  12. Pieces of a Broken Mirror
  13. A Beautiful Darkness
  14. Reunion
  15. The Sinking Ship The Grand Applause
  16. One of My Three Soups
  17. Mandatory Brunch Meeting
  18. That’s Entertainment
  19. To Our Deaths and Beyond
  20. That Old Corpse
  21. One Bad Day
  22. No Man’s Land

DIGITAL

The fourth season of Gotham is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS

Street Date: August 21 2018

Order Date: July 17, 2018

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 1,320 minutes / Enhanced Content: 83 minutes

DVD: Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

BD

Price: $49.99 SRP

4 BDs

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

DVD

Price: $44.98 SRP

5 DVD-9s

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DCComics. (s18)

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‘Lucifer: The Complete Third Season’ To Arrive On Blu-ray On August 28th!

‘Lucifer: The Complete Third Season’ To Arrive On Blu-ray On August 28th!

The eternal wait is over as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Lucifer: The Complete Third Season on DVD on August 28, 2018. A Top 10 program on FOX, Lucifer delivered over 5.2 million Total Viewers weekly.* Put on your devilish grin as you indulge on all 26 hell-raising episodes from the third season, and fulfill your deepest desires with extra features including the 2017 Comic-Con Panel and a new featurette. Lucifer: The Complete Third Season will be available at all major retailers and is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Lucifer: The Complete Third Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View, 2017-18 broadcast season to date (09/18/2017 – 03/18/2018), Live + 7 Day ratings; excluding movies, sports, repeats, specials, less than 3 telecasts.

Lucifer: The Complete Third Season will be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-ray release includes all bonus features on the DVD, and is also arriving August 28, 2018. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are easily found at wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Entering its third season, the story of the original fallen angel continues.  As Season Two came to a close, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) took care of a little problem called Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). But now he’s facing an even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.  In addition, Tom Welling (Smallville) joins the cast as Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. Both men are charming, charismatic and handsome as hell. So, when Pierce starts developing a connection with Chloe (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.

“From powerhouse producers Jerry Bruckheimer Television, we are excited to heat up your home entertainment centers with the next installment of the critically acclaimed series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Catch up on all 26 episodes from Season 3 with hours of frighteningly fun entertainment and frivolous adventures.”

The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush, EastEnders), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), Kevin Alejandro (Southland, True Blood), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), DB Woodside (Suits, 24), Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians), Aimee Garcia (The George Lopez Show, Dexter), and Scarlett Estevez (Daddy’s Home), with Tom Welling (Smallville) and Rachael Harris (The Hangover, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid). Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Developed by Tom Kapinos (Californication),, the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSIfranchise, Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, CSIfranchise), Joe Henderson (White Collar, Almost Human), Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami, Californication), Kristianne Reed (CSI: Cyber) and Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz).

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Lucifer: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
  • Lucifer Returns! Bringing the Hit Show to L.A.
  • Off Script with Tom & Tom – Actors Tom Ellis (“Lucifer”) and Tom Welling (“Lieutenant Marcus Pierce”) interview one another on their roles and life on the set of Lucifer.

26 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. They’re Back, Aren’t They?
  2. The One With the Baby Carrot
  3. Mr. & Mrs. Mazikeen Smith
  4. What Would Lucifer Do?
  5. Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards
  6. Vegas with Some Radish
  7. Off the Record
  8. Chloe Does Lucifer
  9. The Sinnerman
  10. The Sin Bin
  11. City of Angels?
  12. All About Her
  13. ’Til Death Do Us Part
  14. My Brother’s Keeper
  15. High School Poppycock
  16. Infernal Guinea Pig
  17. Let Pinhead Sing!
  18. The Last Heartbreak
  19. Orange Is the New Maze
  20. The Angel of San Bernardino
  21. Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better
  22. All Hands on Decker
  23. Quintessential Deckerstar
  24. A Devil of My Word
  25. Boo Normal
  26. Once Upon a Time

DIGITAL

The third season of Lucifer is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others.

DVD BASICS

Street Date: August 28, 2018

Order Due Date: July 24, 2018

Price: $39.99 SRP

Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 1,560 min

Enhanced Content: Approx. 60 min

5 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH and French

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 LUCIFER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

 

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MTV “Movie & TV Awards” Performers & Presenters Announced!

MTV “Movie & TV Awards” Performers & Presenters Announced!

Platinum producer Mustard and Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist, Nick Jonas will perform the new single “Anywhere” for the first time in its entirety at the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.” The world premiere of the video debuted yesterday on MTV.  Additionally, Chloe x Halle are set to take the stage for a medley of “The Kids Are Alright” and “Warrior” from their debut album.

The network also announced “Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan; Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, from the new comedy “Like Father;” Mila Kunis of “The Spy Who Dumped Me;” Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming animated film “Smallfoot” and artist and actor, Common are confirmed to present.  Additional names will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Chris Pratt will receive this year’s “Generation Award” and Lena Waithe will be honored with the “Trailblazer Award.”  Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, this year’s show will air on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Mustard (Dijon McFarlane) is a multi-platinum producer and DJ  from South Central LA whose 2010 rise is attributed to a simple, hypnotic sound. Known for hits including Tyga’s “Rack City,” 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different,” and Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P,” he was also behind a quartet of singles that hit the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, including YG’s “My N*gga,” Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid,” Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” and Trey Songz’s “Na Na.”  His debut album, 10 Summers (Roc Nation) arrived in 2014 and his follow up album, which featured appearances by YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Quavo, John Legend and many more, dropped in 2016.  In 2016 he also produced Rihanna’s longest-charting and five-time platinum hit, “Needed Me.” A year later he returned with The Ghetto, which included the single “Is It Mine,” featuring RJMrLA.  He can be found performing everywhere from Coachella to EDC.

Nick Jonas, the multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor, and award winning songwriter, released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the triple-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous.”  A recipient of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas released his sophomore solo album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ in June 2016. Jonas also co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the movie “Ferdinand,” released by FOX Animation. The song was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe in the category of “Best Original Song.” Jonas can currently be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” He recently completed production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller, “Chaos Walking,” starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland which is scheduled for release in March 2019.

The buzz about the sisters Chloe x Halle began building back in 2013 by way of their YouTube Channel where they posted their now-infamous covers of popular songs. Their rendition of Beyoncé’s ballad “Pretty Hurts” garnered over 15 million views and ultimately led to a recording deal with Beyoncé’s, Parkwood Entertainment. Since then, Chloe x Halle served as the opening act for “The Formation World Tour” and appeared in the now-legendary visual masterpiece for Lemonade. In 2016, they also lent their voices to the song, “This is for My Girls” (alongside Kelly Rowland, Zendaya and Janelle Monáe, among them) in support of Let Girls Learn, an education-focused initiative launched by former President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama.  Their on-screen credits include their roles as Jazz and Sky on Freeform’s hit comedy

“Grown-ish” for which they also co-wrote the series theme song, “Grown.”

Joel Gallen/Tenth Planet Productions will serve as Executive Producer with MTV’s Amy Doyle, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf for the “2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.” Rick Austin will also serve as Executive Producer. Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan and Lisa Lauricella are Executives in Charge of Music.

Official sponsors of the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” include Doritos®, MTN DEW®, SIMPLE Mobile®, Taco Bell®, Toyota and truth®.

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Callan McAuliffe Promoted to Series Regular on ‘The Walking Dead’

Callan McAuliffe Promoted to Series Regular on ‘The Walking Dead’

Callan McAuliffe is making waves as a young Australian actor, currently enjoying an international career trajectory in the USA, UK and Australia. At just 23-years-old, Callan is known for his chameleon-like acting abilities and linguistic skills. Callan’s most prominent featured roles include the lead role of “Bryce” in Rob Reiner’s Flipped, “Sam” in Spielberg and Michael Bay’s I Am Number Four and “Young Gatsby” in The Great Gatsby with Baz Lurhman.

In 2017, Callan was cast as the new recruit on the global phenomenon The Walking Dead as “Alden”. In May 2018, the dynamic young actor has been promoted to a series regular on the show which recently began filming its ninth season. In addition to filming The Walking Dead, Callan McAuliffe wrapped the coming of age film, Summer Night, with Producer James Ponsoldt (Spectacular Now and The Circle). The film will be due for release later this year.

Callan McAuliffe as Alden and Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead.’

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) To Hit Stores This August Via Shout! Factory!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) To Hit Stores This August Via Shout! Factory!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce a stunning Power Rangers collection, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25thAnniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie.

A must-have for the most dedicated Power Ranger fans, return to where the series began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures on August 7, 2018, when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes the 20-disc stunning steelbook edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series.

Fans who buy from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x24” lithograph, featuring art by Paul Shipper.

In 1993 two unsuspecting astronauts unleashed the greatest evil Earth had ever known — the heinous witch Rita Repulsa. In the 25 years since, with each new villain more sinister than the last, the citizens of Earth have relied on the Power Rangers to protect them. As a superhero team comprising “teenagers with attitude,” the Power Rangers must use their individual strengths combined with the virtue of teamwork to vanquish their foes, keeping Earth safe for another day.

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.

MMPR: The Movie Synopsis
Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has even seen –Ivan Ooze. Unleashed upon the good citizens of Angel Grove after six thousand years of imprisonment, Ivan Ooze strips the Power Rangers and their leader, Zordon, of their powers. Now the Power Rangers must journey to a distant planet to learn the secrets of the ancient Ninjetti. Only then will they become empowered with a force strong enough to restore their Morphin ability and defeat the evil Ivan Ooze. Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their new Ninja Megazord as they fight to save Angel Grove, and the world, from the forces of evil!

MMPR: The Movie Bonus Features (Blu-ray)
· The Mighty Leap to the Silver Screen: A look back at the movie with the cast and crew, including brand-new interviews with director Bryan Spicer and stars Johnny Yong Bosch and Paul Freeman
· Theatrical Trailer

MMPR TV Series Bonus Features (DVDs)
Bonus Disc 1
· “Morphin Time!” – A Look Back At Mighty Morphin Power Rangers With Interviews Featuring Members Of The Cast And Creative Team
· “A Morphenomenal Cast” – Casting Director Katy Wallin And the Cast Recall What It Took to Become Power Rangers
· “Lord Zedd’s Monster Heads”
· “Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
· “The Good, The Bad And The Stupid!”
Bonus Disc 2
· “The Fans Power Up” – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fans Remember the Series
· Rare Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fan Club Video
· “MMPR Karate Club” – The White Ranger Kata
· “Power Rangers Live” – The World Tour

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Comedy Central is ready to trade barbs with the ultimate wisecracking action hero. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that international film superstar Bruce Willis will be this year’s Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (#BruceWillisRoast) will take place in Los Angeles with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

“This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless assholes for a couple hours,” said Willis. “Bruce has survived terrorists, Armageddon, romance and death itself. Yet, nothing has prepared him for this Roast,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

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GARGOYLES: Director Carlos Ferrer Unleashes Impressive Fan Film Based On The Classic Disney Series!

GARGOYLES: Director Carlos Ferrer Unleashes Impressive Fan Film Based On The Classic Disney Series!

In the hope to entice Disney to approve his proposal to make a feature-length live-action take on their property Gargoyles, award-winning filmmaker Carlos Ferrer has shot a – very impressive – short fan film featuring the characters from the Greg Weisman created series (1994 to 1997).

Ferrer directed, edited, animated and scored the fan film, which features characters from the Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television series. Like the original animated series – hailed as one Disney’s most ambitious animated series, targeting an older demographic – it tells of a clan of heroic night creatures who pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago.

Director’s statement: “I need as many views as possible to convince producers and execs that my vision of a live action Gargoyles film will work for audiences and fans. It’s a rich story with a great message – a fantasy set in the real world and with today’s technology it could be fantastic. I grew up with this so I feel like I really know what has to be done. So it’s really about getting as much exposure as possible with the fans and others who may not know about the show.”

Ferrer is an award-winning American filmmaker with over fifteen years experience in production and storytelling.

At the age of sixteen, he directed over one hundred cast and crew members on a feature-length film that later won “Best Student Feature” at the Long Island Film Festival. Ferrer studied Film at SUNY Purchase College, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts & Film. His credits include the 2016 film Retina and short film The Popcorn Man.

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GAME CHANGER: Navid Negahban On His Artistic Evolution & Role On FX’s ‘Legion’

GAME CHANGER: Navid Negahban On His Artistic Evolution & Role On FX’s ‘Legion’

Navid Negahban is one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood. Photo by Michael Kraus

Through the years, Navid Negahban has established himself as one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood. While he may not (yet) be a household name, chances are you have seen him lighting up the screen in some of Hollywood’s most intriguing projects. The versatile scene-stealer has drawn critical praise for his work on the final season of Fox’s hit series, “24.” In addition, he has a diverse TV portfolio that includes guest work on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Scorpion,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “VEEP,” “The Closer,” “The West Wing,” “Without a Trace” and “The Shield.” Negehban is best known for his critically acclaimed and SAG nominated performance as Osama Bin Laden archetype Abu Nazir opposite Damian Lewis on the hit series “Homeland.” 

Wrapping up a few of his busiest years in the business, he’s been in a multitude of recent projects including the hit film “American Assassin” opposite Michael Keaton, the Netflix film “Sand Castle” alongside Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult, as well as staring in the independent film “Baba Joon,” which won five Ophir Awards, the equivalent of the Israeli Oscar. Negahban also just wrapped filming on Disney’s Guy Ritchie live-action remake of “Aladdin,” where he stars as the Sultan opposite Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud in this live-action re-telling of the classic 1992 animated Disney film. No matter the medium, Negehban’s passion for his craft keeps him driven and able to raise the bar with every new project he takes on.

In April, fans can catch Navid Negahban starring in the highly anticipated second season of the hit FX comic book drama series “Legion.” One of the best new series on television, “Legion” is based on characters from Marvels’ X-Men universe and created by “Fargo” producer, Noah Hawley. The series boasts an all-star cast featuring the talents of stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, Katie Aselton, Jemaine Clement and more. As Ahmal Farouk, aka the Shadow King, Negahban joins the cast for the new season as the mysterious villain with a thousand faces and who is hellbent on destruction.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Navid Negahban to discuss his unique career path as an actor, the challenges he has faced along the way, and where the journey may take lead in the future.

How did you get involved with the arts early on in life and when did you know you wanted to pursue your passion professionally?

Oh my gosh, I have been interested in entertaining people from the time I was a kid. I loved drawing and being the clown in the family. Every time I was at a family gathering, if I felt that the energy was a little bit down, I would jump in and try to entertain them. When I was 8 years old, I did a play at my school and that play really introduced me to the world of theater. I have the picture on my Instagram, I was 8 years old and you see me with a beard; I’m playing an older man. It was fun! It was great! Acting is something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. I think that was the life-changing moment; when I was on stage and saw all of these stiff parents, sitting down very proper. It was a private school so nobody would move. They were all dressed up and sitting down to watch the play. When I was up there, nobody could stop laughing and everyone was loose and comfortable! To me, it was a joy. It was a power and joy seeing them laughing! It was very interesting.

My career really started in Germany. I was a refugee in there. There was a camp process where they would process you and then send you to different cities. I was lucky because I was sent into Kaiserslautern in Germany. When I was in high school, I had a friend who was deaf. He introduced me to his theater company, where everyone was doing mime and pantomime, so I was introduced to the craft there. When I was in Kaiserslautern, they were doing “Sunday in the Park with George.” If you are familiar with the play, George travels through the park and talks about what he remembers. The director wanted someone who could portray George’s emotions while he is taking and moving from one corner to another corner. I got the job and that was kind of the beginning of my career!

You have come a long way from those early years. What are your creative milestones along the way?

It’s crazy because I’m still learning and every step I take is a milestone for me! Every project I work on gives me something. Even when I’m walking down the street and I see a guy sitting on the street and performing, it reminds me of when I was doing that! I stand back and I start watching him. I say, “Oh my god, see what he’s doing? Beautiful! Amazing!” I’m so taken by people and what I learn from them. When you ask me that question, I think my biggest milestone might have been the 20-minute short film that took me two years to finish. When I moved from Germany to the U.S., which was in 1993 and until 2003 my career wasn’t moving. I was doing small plays here and there and I was doing live western shows and stunt work. I did a short film called “Boundaries” and I played a mute trombonist. That film went to different festivals, won numerous awards and went to Slamdance and won the grand jury prize there. It also came to Los Angeles and was screened at the Egyptian Theater. I think that was my introduction to Hollywood!

Navid Negahban in the wild. – Photo by Michael Kraus

It takes a lot to make it in the entertainment industry. To what do you attribute your longevity?

I knew this is what I wanted to do and I trusted the universe, let’s put it that way! I didn’t let people put doubt in my mind. I knew that I was different and I wasn’t like the guy next door. I knew there are certainly parts that I would not be cast in. I wasn’t greedy, jealous or envious. I just thought, “It is what it is. This is what I want to do. I like what I do and I like being different.” I never tried to change my name or become mainstream. I like to play my characters. I love some of these characters and they were big lessons in my life because they introduced me to a part of the world or something I didn’t know. I would say to trust yourself, don’t listen to the no’s or cant’s because the person who is saying it to you is a person who wasn’t able to do it. When the person says, “Oh no, it can’t work. It’s doesn’t work.” When they say that, what the person is telling you is from their own experience but that person is not you. You might be able to do it but you have to trust yourself and trust your instincts to move forward. Look at my career! My gosh, I washed cars, I cleaned up rooms, I drove cabs! Everybody who was around me in the family had their own titles or degrees hanging on the walls. I was the loser of the family because everyone thought that I was just a dreamer and a crazy guy who doesn’t want to work. What they didn’t realize was that I was the one who was working harder than anybody else!

Absolutely! All that hard work paid off!

I’m grateful! I’m grateful and very thankful!

You have a big project on the way with a role on one of television’s most exciting series, “Legion.” I’m a huge fan of the series. What spoke to you about this project and made you want to be a part of it?

I was in London. I had just finished “Aladdin” when I got a call from Noel [Hawley] and he was telling me about the project and the character. The way that he described the show and what he is trying to achieve and say got me hooked! I wasn’t that familiar with the Marvel world or the character, so I had to jump in, go and try to educate myself. The best teachers I had were on the set! Aubrey [Plaza] was very helpful, along with Dan Stevens. Bill Irwin came and said, “Can I help you with the scripts?” The whole team was very supportive in helping me understand the concept and learning the language because it was a completely different language to me! It was interesting, I came in and I had to backtrack because they were on episode seven, so I had to shoot seven episodes just to catch up with them. I was kind of thrown into it. I hope that you aren’t going to call me and say, “Damn you, man! I’m disappointed! You destroyed ‘Legion’ for me!” [laughs]

I’m familiar with your work, so I highly doubt that is a call I’ll have to make! [laughs]

[laughs] Thank you, Jason!

“Legion” is a well-written series. What did you bring to the character of The Shadow King that wasn’t on the original written page?

The character has been around forever; he’s as old as the universe. I think maybe the ups and downs in my life, my journey and my being a citizen of the world added something. I was able to bring everything in. It was a platform for me to bring in those experiences and say “Oh, I’ve done that. I’ve done his. I’ve been there, I know how it feels.” Noah and Nathaniel, both of them, were so amazing in helping me, massaging the character and getting the right tone of the character. The character speaks four different languages and he is man of the world with incredible power. I don’t know, let’s see what comes out of it! [laughs] What I loved about this journey and the character is that I was able to challenge myself. I needed to challenge myself to reach a depth that the character has and, for me, it took the guidance of the whole team. They helped me to go there. It’s a fascinating character. It’s very interesting and, this season, you will learn more and more about the character. There are so many one-liners that might seem insignificant to the audience but, if they follow and connect all of those dots, then they will discover more from the journey. That’s what I like about the character. The character doesn’t reveal itself, the character needs to be discovered! For me, when it comes to the roles I take on, what is very important is the depth of the character and that the character is not just a caricature. It is important for the character to have a journey and depth that you discover. That’s what’s important to me. This particular character was very interesting to me because it brings all of the of these characters and their relationships together. I feel it shows the nuances of humanity and how we are dealing with each other.

We are living in a great time because easy for people to seek out and find your past work. Of your past projects, which had the biggest impact on you and your craft?

My gosh, the most challenging work that I have done is “The Stoning of Soraya.” That character was a very, very harsh character. I had to completely separate the character and the actor. I had to let the character take over and that was very tough. The characters that I really enjoyed? It’s like you are asking which one of my babies is my favorite! [laughs] Each character that I played has given me something and taught me a lesson about myself, which encourages me to discover more. I think Abu Nazir [on “Homeland”] was a huge surprise because that was one of the characters that, even at the time I was doing it, in the pilot, he had only two lines. The team I had at that time were telling me, “You just came off of ’24.’ Why do you want to play this role? There is nothing here.” I said, “No, no. I have a feeling. There is something here that I have to discover. There is something here!” Before that, I had almost 170 projects on my resume but that character was the one that really introduced me to the world! It doesn’t matter where I go … my gosh, I was in one of the villages in Denmark. I was shooting a project there and I was walking. A young couple approached me and said, “We just started watching ‘Homeland.’ Oh my gosh, this is amazing!” [laughs] The show was great but that character was something that led to so many things. My gosh, I visited The White House and it got me invited to Shimon Peres’ house in Israel! It was something where I was just going for a ride! I was just taking the character and allowing the character to be. I wasn’t judging the character. It was a great journey!

Navid Negahban continues to raise the bar with every role he takes on. – Photo by Alexander Pernhorst

Where are you headed in the future?

I don’t plan the future and I go for the ride! There are certainly things that I want to do. I have a couple of projects that I would love to direct. They are sitting on the side and I say, “OK, I will do them. I will put it out there.” The thing is that, sometimes, what I’ve learned in my life is that it is good for you to have ambitions and desires of what you want to do but, at the same time, you have to read the road signs on the map so you don’t get lost. So, let’s see what’s going to happen! I have a couple of stories that I want to tell and those are my babies! [laughs] Let’s see!

What is the best lesson we can take from your journey?

Every door that closes and every barrier that gets put in front of your way is not there to stop you, those are the road signs. Just believe in yourself. The most important thing is knowing that you are the individual. No one else is like you and you are like nobody else. Believe in that and know that this is your journey! Don’t try to copy someone else’s journey because it’s not going to work. You have to find your own path. Trust yourself, trust your instincts and move forward. The worst thing that can happen is that you don’t try it. If you are sitting back, afraid and being scared by other people’s fears, whoever tells you it’s not working, that is simply their point of view and what they know. What does that have to do with you? You go find your own path!

Thank you so much for your time today, Navid. I appreciate it and wish you continued success! With all the great work you’re doing, I’m sure we will cross paths again in the future!

Thank you, Jason! I’m looking forward to it!

‘Legion’ Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 PM on FX. Follow the continuing adventures of Navid Negahban via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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