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An Emotional Trailer For 'When They See Us' Based On Central Park Five Who Were Exonerated

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay , who also co-wrote and directed the four parts. J The series stars Emmy Award® Nominee Michael K. Williams , Academy Award® Nominee Vera Farmiga , Emmy Award® Winner John Leguizamo , Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Felicity Huffman , Emmy Award® Nominee Niecy Nash , Emmy Award® Winner and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood, Emm

Ava DuVernay To Direct DC's "New Gods"

Variety is reporting Ava DuVernay is stepping into the superhero universe. The filmmaker has come on board to direct “ New Gods ” at Warner Bros. as part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe. “ New Gods ,” based on the DC Comics series of the same name, is aimed at creating a new universe of properties for the studio. Created and designed by Jack Kirby, the comic was first released in 1971. The movie marks the second major superhero tentpole directed by a woman, following another DC property: Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.” DuVernay directed Disney’s “ A Wrinkle in Time ,” becoming the first woman of color in Hollywood to helm a live-action film with a production budget of $100 million. The time-travel fantasy has grossed $42.2 million in its first six days in North America. The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits ruled

Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “ A Wrinkle in Time ,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Directed by Emmy winner and Oscars and Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon , Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine . Zach reviews: A Wrinkle in Time Website: http:

#WrinkleinTime BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLIP

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “ A Wrinkle in Time ,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Storm Reid, Levi Miller and Deric McCabe with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine . Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

New Trailer & Images From #WrinkleinTime

New trailer from Disney’s “ A Wrinkle in Time ,” which just debuted on the “American Music Awards,” as well as four new film stills. “A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018. From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Directed by Emmy winner and Oscars and Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey , Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon , Emmy no

New Poster For A Wrinkle In Time

Here is the new poster for Disney’s “ A Wrinkle in Time ,” and be sure to tune in to the “American Music Awards” this Sunday, 8/7c on ABC to see the brand new trailer. “ A Wrinkle in Time ” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018. From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Directed by Emmy winner and Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey , Oscar and Emmy winner Reese W

Chris Pine To Star In Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time

As Captain Kirk in the current Star Trek movies, Chris Pine has had some experience dealing with strange things in space and time. So he seems like an ideal candidate to join Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time . DuVernay is busy preparing to make the new movie, which Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has adapted from Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 classic children's tale, which launched her Time Quartet novel seres. The story follows the Murray family; especially teenager Meg ( Storm Reid ) and her genius 5-year-old brother Charles Wallace, and Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe. Their scientist father has gone missing, but after the visit of a mysterious woman called Mrs. Whatsit ( Reese Witherspoon ), they learn that their father's research may have been more successful than they guessed and that he may have traveled in space and time. The kids end up following his footsteps to a planet called Camazotz, ruled by a giant evil brain called T

Storm Reid Cast In A WRINKLE IN TIME

After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME. Said director Ava DuVernay ,"After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we're overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to WRINKLE IN TIME as our beloved "Meg." Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations. I can't wait to work with Storm as we chronicle Meg's epic quest, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Tesser well!" Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE where she played Emily, and she has also appeared in AMERICAN GIRL: LEA TO THE RESCUE and SLEIGHT, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance F

Inside the Bucket Podcast #67

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this week's July 4th Weekend edition of Inside the Bucket , Matt and Brandon ruminate on their excessive eating and drinking over the last 24 hours before delivering the best movie and television newsfrom our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. The show kicks off with our news segment, as Matt seeks Brandon's thoughts on a wide variety of topics, from the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images to Ava DuVernay dropping out of Black Panther . They also discuss the weekend box office, and wonder why people are still seeing Jurassic World . After a quick pee and beer break, they go into their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and are generally pissed off about from the past week. The show ends with a review of Terminator Genisys , but not before Matt a

#SELMA On Blu-ray Combo Pack May 5th

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY’S MOVING EPIC SELMA . Own the Critically Acclaimed Film on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack May 5, 2015. Buy It Two Weeks Early on Digital HD April 21, 2015 Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD April 21, 2015. Embraced by critics and audiences alike, SELMA was named one of the best films of the year by New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many more. The film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture and won the Oscar® for Best Original Song for John Legend and Common’s compelling tribute “Glory.” Director Ava DuVernay delivers

#SELMA Returns To Theaters With An Amazing Offer

ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING “ SELMA ” TO BE RE-RELEASED NATIONWIDE BEGINNING MARCH 20TH. TICKETS ARE ON SALE TODAY In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Paramount Pictures will re-release its Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award-winning film “ SELMA ” nationwide for a special encore engagement. The film will play in theaters across the U.S. beginning Friday, March 20th. Tickets are on sale today online and at theater box offices. For a list of theaters and to purchase tickets, visit www.SelmaMovie.com Moviegoers who purchase a ticket to see “SELMA” at a participating theater can receive an additional ticket free. This limited time offer is only available at participating theater box offices. “SELMA” won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Glory” by Common & John Legend. The film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Be

Selma Review: Gripping, Powerful Submission to the Oscar Run

Selma represents the first contender for Oscar glory. Review by Matt Cummings Although 2015 has arrived, we're still dealing with the last-minute submissions for the 2014 Oscar season, an issue based mainly on the lack of nationwide releases for a select few. This isn't anything new: Zero Dark Thirty premiered released during the 2011 Oscar season but didn't make it way into wide release until the middle of January 2012. The same goes for Selma , the powerful, gripping tale of Martin Luther King, Jr's struggles to bring voting rights to African Americans. Documenting the struggles of Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his movement try to re-establish voting rights for African Americans, a tense and prejudice United States of 1964 is centered in the city of Selma, Alabama. Here, a march is planned to the state's capital of Montgomery, location of Governor George Wallace (Tim Roth) and his racist policies that have made it nearly impossible