May 18th Birthdays

  • Matt Long
  • Nathaniel Parker
  • Chow Yun-Fat
  • Patrick St. Esprit
  • Hugh Keays-Byrne

May Releases

  • Top Gun: Maverick
    U.S. Theatrical - 5/27
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
    U.S. Theatrical - 5/27
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Season 01 (VOD) | Streaming/VOD Premiere - 5/27
  • Night Caller
    Streaming/VOD Premiere - 5/13
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture The Director’s Edition Theatrical Premiere Series
    U.S. Premiere - 5/22 – 5/25

May Events

  • ABBA: The Movie
    Film Screening - 5/12 – 5/14
  • The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Reunion Convention Nashville
    Convention - 5/13 – 5/15
  • EarthX Film Festival
    Film Festival - 5/12 – 5/15
  • HCBU Con
    Comic Con - 4/29 – 5/1
  • Mystic Museum 90's Slashers Exhibition
    Experience - 4/18 – 12/31

Investing in artists and the future of comics has always been my one true passion and creative calling. Dan, Silenn and I couldn't be more proud to be launching Frank Miller Presents, which will serve as fertile ground for storytellers and new creations. Our focus for this publishing company is to cultivate a fellowship of artists and writers to mentor, collaborate and push forward not only each other but the art form as well.

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By: Frank Miller
Genres: Comic Based

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Frank Miller makes a statement on launching his own comics publishing house, called Frank Miller Presents.

Comics icon Frank Miller launches publishing company

Comic book legend Frank Miller, the mastermind behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns, has launched his own publishing house. Aptly named Frank Miller Presents, the company will create a line of comics built around the artist’s style and showcase both veteran and new creators, according to reports. Miller will act as president …
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My values define who I am... We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.

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By: Chris Pratt

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Actor Chris Pratt addressed a controversy surrounding the Church that he attends, after calls to recast his Marvel character Star Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. According to reports, the issue arose over the Pratt's public displays of faith and targeted the actor's Church as being homophobic. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn defended Pratt on Twitter, saying Pratt would "never" be replaced over "utterly false beliefs."

source: www.foxnews.com,  

We set out once again to push the limits of what cinema can do.

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By: James Cameron
From: Avatar: The Way of Water
Genres: Adventure | Science Fiction | Sequels

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Filmmaker James Cameron addressed CinemaCon 2022 via video from New Zealand, where finishing touches are being put in place on Avatar: The Way of Water. Cameron promised giant technological leaps forward from the original, whose main characters Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) now have a family.

source: news.yahoo.com,  

Feature-length George Michael documentary coming to theaters worldwide this June

Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing have announced the premiere of George Michael Freedom Uncut, an autobiographical feature-length documentary narrated by the late Grammy Award winner himself. George Michael Freedom Uncut will be released as a global cinema event on June 22nd, 2022. Throughout the film, Michael reveals openly and honestly the two distinct sides …
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When people that you don't like, can say things that you don't like... then we have free speech!

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By: Elon Musk
Genres: Drama

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Business man Elon Musk comments during an interview on his feelings on the direction of Twitter, a platform he had been seeking to take control of. At the time, Twitter and other popular social media platforms had been accused of suppressing the speech of conservative politicians and activists.

New Documentary profiles one filmmaker who’s creating an action movie eco-system in his African community: Once Upon a Time in Uganda

Action and cult movie fans may be familiar with Ugandan filmmaker Isaac Nabwana and his vision of turning his community of Wakaliga, Uganda into a sort of Ugandan Hollywood, which he has dubbed “Wakaliwood.” It is there that former brick maker Nabwana has spent years crafting more than 40 action comedy films, some of which …
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