“Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” Hits Theaters For 20th Anniversary
Posted on January 10, 2020, 10:00 am
This spring the DigiDestined returns to the big screen in a final adventure with their Digimon. Toei Animation Inc. and Fathom Events announced today that the new feature film “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” will screen March 25 as a special one-night-only theatrical event across the United States.
Moviegoers will get to experience a 15-minute pre-show that provides an exclusive fan experience that can only be found in theaters. The pre-show will include interviews with the film’s Director, Tomohisa Taguchi and Chief Animation Director, Seiji Tatsukawa.
Beginning Friday, February 7, tickets for “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” will be available for purchase at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Toei Animation and Fathom Events will present “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” in select U.S. theaters on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. (local time) through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” takes place five years after the events of “Digimon Adventure tri,” the six-part film series released in 2015. Now on the cusp of adulthood, Tai and his DigiDestined friends discover that with age their bonds with each of their Digimon will ultimately break. How does it end for Tai, Agumon and the others? Fans must watch “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” to find out the answer.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Fathom Events and present ‘Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna’ to U.S. audiences this spring,” said Masayuki Endo, president and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “This special 20th anniversary feature film is sure to excite the generation of fans who have grown-up watching this beloved anime series.”
“The Digimon Franchise has been a staple in our anime offerings and will continue to be a large draw for fans across the country,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “This event is going to be a great way to kick off a strong 2020 lineup and give audiences an exclusive inside look that they cannot experience anywhere else.”
The 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting and inspirational night recognizing African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres Sunday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce.
Hosted by EMMY® Award-winning comedian, actress and writer Wanda Sykes, the gala black-tie event, taking place for the first time in Hollywood, includes show-stopping musical performances and special moments highlighting the best in entertainment, humanitarianism and activism. 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Award honorees are Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer, Marsai Martin, Ambassador Andrew Young, Hydeia Broadbent and Phylicia Fant.
Rousing musical highlights include:
GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B artist Faith Evans singing a medley of her hits “Love Like This Before,” “You Gets No Love” and the classic “I’m Every Woman” on which she’s joined by the one and only Sheila E; a “Black Girl Magic” duet between hip hop star Rapsody and R&B chanteuse Elle Varner; an electrifying rendition of his hit “If I Ruled the World” from hip hop legend Nas; a sultry performance from soul singer BJ the Chicago Kid and the evening culminating with a soul-stirring performance by B. Slade, Le’Andria Johnson and Jason McGee & The Choir.
The honorees and their presenters also provide memorable moments during the evening, including:
Actress and comedian Niecy Nash presenting Cedric the Entertainer — whom she calls “her dearest TV husband” — with the Excellence in Entertainment Award for his 30+ year career in film, live performing and television. Cedric also receives special congratulations from fellow comedian Steve Harvey, who credits him with being an “integral fiber of entertainment.”
Funnyman Mike Epps presenting iconic comedian and actor Martin Lawrence with the Luminary Award. Taking the stage to a standing ovation and loud cheers, Lawrence talks about how his first stage was the classroom and how he entertained teachers and students with jokes at a young age. He dedicates his award to his late mother, naming her as his inspiration. Lawrence longtime friend and co-star Will Smith joins the celebration.
Black-ish star Marsai Martin, the youngest person to executive produce a major motion picture film, receives the Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s. Anthony Anderson, who plays Martin’s on-screen father, surprises the young star and presents her with the honor.
Civil Rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young receiving the Xernona Clayton Award of Distinction presented by the 2020 Census from Ms. Clayton herself. During his powerful speech, Young talks about how he and Clayton were among the first staff members of Dr. Martin Luther King and their lifelong fight for equality for all. Young’s work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta, his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games and much more were among the examples of his extraordinary life of service.
Music executive Phylicia Fant receiving The Corporate Executive of the Year Award being presented to her by Chairman and CEO of Epic Records Sylvia Rhone. Recently appointed as Head of Urban Music at Columbia Records, Fant has established herself as a preeminent executive in the entertainment industry. Citing Trumpet Awards founder Xernona Clayton as an inspiration of how Black women could be leaders, the industry dynamo calls receiving her honor “a full circle moment.”
Actor Lamman Rucker presenting the Community Activist Award to HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker Hydeia Broadbent. Broadbent gives a moving speech about her own personal journey living as a person with HIV and encouraging people to become educated about policies around HIV/AIDS and to get out and vote.
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Movies Coming out This Week – January 8th
Posted on January 8, 2020, 10:21 am
1917 – R – Drama, War
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Colin Firth, Sam Mendes, Dean-Charles Chapman, Benedict Cumberbatch, George MacKay, Mark Strong, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Andrew Scott
Like a Boss – R – Comedy
Two hard-charging best friends (Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne) build a juggernaut company and find their relationship tested when they are made a big buyout offer. Suddenly all the differences that made them the perfect odd-couple partners put them at war, threatening their business and personal relationships. Salma Hayek plays the exec who makes the buyout offer and becomes the corporate puppet master pulling the strings in creating acrimony among the partners.
Rose Byrne, Miguel Arteta, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Karan Soni, Adam Cole-Kelly, Ari Graynor, Jimmy O. Yang
Just Mercy – PG13 – Drama, Crime
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Destin Daniel Cretton, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Gil Netter, Jamie Foxx, Denitra Isler
Underwater – PG13 – Action, Thriller
The film follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jenno Topping, Vincent Cassel, Peter Chernin, Tonia Davis, John Gallagher Jr., William Eubank
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Gabrielle Union and Jonathan Van Ness Join New Colaboration
Posted on January 7, 2020, 10:00 am
FitOn, a new digital fitness platform redefining the traditional workout experience, announced its first celebrity partnerships with Gabrielle Union and Jonathan Van Ness. Union and Van Ness join a rolodex of world class trainers already on the app including Cassey Ho, Christine Bullock, Danielle Pascente and many more. From yoga poses with Van Ness to adorable mommy and baby workouts with Union, users have access to their fresh, fun and exciting fitness content for free and available now on FitOn.
“With FitOn, we wanted to create a fitness platform that was about feeling good and being good to yourself because fitness is such an important part of self-care,” said Lindsay Cook, FitOn Co-Founder and CEO. “Gabrielle and Jonathan could not be more inspiring advocates of working out to feel good and to taking care of yourself. That’s why we’re so thrilled that they can share their amazing workouts with our users and show people that anyone can make it fit.”
Union said, “After becoming a mom, it has definitely been much harder to find the time to work out. So, I thought why not combine the two and workout with Kaavia James! With FitOn, I can continue to live a healthy and active lifestyle, but now it’s even more fun because Kaavia James can join me!”
“Being able to access tons of different classes, from yoga to dance to Pilates to weights, on a schedule that works with whatever is going on in my life has been a priority for years. FitOn has helped me maintain that selfcare thriving no matter where I find myself, and now I’m thrilled to share some of my own yoga classes I teach that you can take on FitOn available now for free!” said Van Ness.
Since launch, FitOn has become the ultimate platform for group fitness, giving users instant access to a wide variety of unlimited, premium group classes and personalized fitness plans no matter where they are. It has quickly become one of the top 25 Health & Fitness apps in the App Store and Google Play Store. With FitOn, users can choose from a wide variety of the most popular studio classes, including Cardio, HIIT, Strength Training, Yoga, Pilates, Dance or even Prenatal & Postnatal offerings. Users can also easily browse for various class lengths and levels helping them find a workout that fits their moods and locations at any given moment. FitOn’s wide variety of on-demand fitness classes offer a much more affordable and easy solution for people trying to squeeze fitness into their busy lifestyles.
FitOn also boosts motivation and accountability through a one-of-a-kind social experience that allows users to interact and compete with friends inside and outside of class. With FitOn, users can invite friends to classes, add friends to their community, compete on live leaderboards, collect badges and achievements and, best of all, cheer each other on through their progress and milestones.
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Your 2020 Golden Globes Winner’s List
Posted on January 6, 2020, 10:00 am
This year’s Golden Globes featured climate change talk, drunk speeches and some big surprises. Best picture went to 1917, while Renée Zellweger won best actress for Judy, and Joaquin Phoenix beat out Adam Driver and Christian Bale to win best actor for Joker. Phoenix’s winner’s speech may not have pleased everyone, but it was certainly memorable, covering climate change issues and a plea for celebrities to use their private jets less often.
Russell Crowe picked up a best acting award but couldn’t attend the ceremony because he’s in Australia battling the bushfire devastation. Olivia Colman took best actress in a drama series for The Crown, and Laura Dern helped Marriage Story take its only win with a supporting actress award. Succession took two awards overall, as did Chernobyl and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won best picture (comedy/musical) and best screenplay.
Notably, Game of Thrones’ only nomination came for Kit Harington in the best actor in a drama TV series category (no, he didn’t win).
The Golden Globes winners
Category winners are in bold.
Best Motion Picture — Drama
1917 – WINNER
The Two Popes
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – WINNER
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell – WINNER
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman – WINNER
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir – WINNER
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
1917 – Thomas Newman
Motherless Brooklyn – Daniel Pemberton
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Chernobyl – WINNER
The Loudest Voice
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Weaver, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon – WINNER
Best Director — Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917 – WINNER
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown – WINNER
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Patricia Arquette, The Act – WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts,” Cats – Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Taylor Swift
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman – Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin – WINNER
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II – Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
“Spirit,” The Lion King – Music and Lyrics by Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh & Beyoncé
“Stand Up,” Harriet – Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Fleabag – WINNER
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story – WINNER
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Motion Picture — Animated
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Missing Link – WINNER
Toy Story 4
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino – WINNER
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Brian Cox, Succession – WINNER
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language
Pain and Glory
Parasite – WINNER
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – WINNER
Best Television Series — Drama
Big Little Lies
The Morning Show
Succession – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl – WINNER
Henry Winkler, Barry
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice – WINNER
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef, Ramy – WINNER