After the success of NBC’s “The Sounds of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”, the network is excited to debut it’s third holiday musical “The Wiz Live!” on December 3rd at 8 p.m. EST. The three hour television production is the modern retelling of the Broadway musical that featured Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
The NBC cast lineup: Queen Latifah (the Wiz), Mary J. Blige (Evillene), David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion), Ne-Yo (Tin Man), Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), Amber Riley (Good Witch of the North), Stephanie Mills (Auntie Em), Uzo Aduba (Glinda the Good), Common (Gatekeeper) and Shanice Williams (Dorothy).
The special will be directed by Kenny Leon and adapted for television by Harvey Fierstein from the original musical’s book by William F. Brown. Fatima Robinson is the program’s choreographer, with Harvey Mason Jr and Stephen Oremus serving as the musical directors. Along with original songs, the production will feature new songs composed specifically for the live NBC version. While the live edition showcases many stars that audiences are familiar with, the lead role of Dorothy will mark Shanice William’s professional debut.
With animation and live action, the movie “Yellow Day” will reveal God’s grace in new ways this holiday for the entire family.
Yellow Day’s powerful true stories come from Camp Grace, an actual camp in Mobile, Alabama, where much of the movie takes place. It was Krisanna Roberts, a real Camp Grace camper, whose incredible spirit, creative nature, and true story inspired Yellow Day’s title. At fifteen years old, Krisanna, who battled cancer all her life, found she only had six months left to live. For these remaining months, the doctors asked her to name a color for days she felt well. She chose yellow. Her remaining days were almost completely “lived in yellow,” and she was known for wishing others a “bright sunshiny yellow day.” A “Yellow Day” is not a day where everything goes right, but a day when one chooses grace and joy no matter what happens.
The Letters is an inspirational film that will leave an everlasting mark within your life. The film offers a look at Mother Teresa that many have never witnessed. During a 40 year period Mother Teresa experienced doubt and separation from God. To cope with these troublesome times, she wrote letters to her spiritual advisor Father Celeste van Exem. In the letters she expressed her true feelings and the dark moments that haunted her soul. While enduring these challenging times, Mother Teresa still found the power to serve others.
The film shows Mother Teresa as Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu and depicts the path she walked to become a nun. The Letters progresses to display the empathetic life she lived. Moreover, the diversity that Mother Teresa surrounded her throughout her journey is vivid and helps provide truth to the story being told.
Unlike other religious figures, Mother Teresa didn’t lead people to a specific faith. Instead she was engulfed with compassion and wanted to spread goodness throughout the world. The Letters does an excellent job of portraying her letters and illustrating the hope for unity and kindness amongst the world.
The film reveals the honesty that lived within Mother Teresa’s soul. The cinematography in the film is award worthy when showcasing these personable qualities. You don’t have to be of a certain faith to enjoy this film. If you believe in the necessity of good patrons then you’ll appreciate The Letters. The film perfectly showcases the Mother Teresa’s dedication to the servitude of others.
“The Letters”, the untold story of Mother Teresa, is in theaters nationwide 12/4.
Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) is a young FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme-sports criminals lead by Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The group is suspected of carrying crimes world-wide in unorthodox ways, so was the film’s approach.
The cast met in New York City to discuss what they wanted the film to achieve. “We wanted to take the themes of that movie and bring it into the modern world,” said director Ericson Core.
Core admitted at the Warner Bros. screening room, he did not want to remake the 1991 film starring Patrick Swayze—he wanted to “reimagine it.”
“When I heard about the title ‘Point Break,’ I said, ‘I absolutely don’t want to remake that. At the same time, there was something I wanted to about it, which was the overall story about Johnny Utah and Bodie.”
Core shared they tackled the film from a political perspective.
“To do something on the world stage meant looking at the world in a very different way. This is a different time. There are very different things to rebel against.”
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