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  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

    Official Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

  • June2nd

    Our beloved boys from Queens, New York are at it again onscreen in the anticipated release of Entourage, the movie. Directed and written by Doug Ellin, this movie includes all previous cast members such as Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven and is sure to be just as, if not more, entertaining as the television series it follows.Entourage

    After the HBO series, Entourage, came to a close in 2011 after eight seasons, viewers were left knowing more culminated characters.

    Main character, Vince Chase,  was last seen hop
    ping on a plane to Paris with his future wife and usual crew- minus a very relieved Ari Gold, who fought hard in the last minutes of the finale to serenade his then ex-wife back to a more promising marriage. As for for the rest of the brotherhood, E has a baby is on the way with Sloan, Drama is still Drama and Turtle has become a millionaire.

    So what are viewers to expect in the final tellings of these contaigiously aggravating, inspiring, and entertaining characters? More business, more clever remarks made by Ari Gold and a new project for Vince… as a director.

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  • June1st

    San_Andreas_posterSan Andreas was released to theaters on May 29th, 2015. Directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the movie chronicles theaftermath of a massive earthquake in California. Over the weekend, San Andreas has topped the US box office, taking $53.2m and grossing over $113 million worldwide since the release date. The film started shooting on April 22nd, 2014 in Australia and ended on July 27th in San Fransisco.

    The cast, starring Dwayne Johnson, includes Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ion Gruffudd, & Archie Panjabi. In the film, Chief Raymond Gaines (Johnson) discovers that a shift in the San Andreas fault is starting to occur, causing a massive earthquake. His job as a rescue helicopter pilot is to save those in trouble and he is called into action once the earthquake hits the city as is demolishing buildings around them.

    San Andreas was well-liked among the audience due to its outstanding special effects, earth shattering destruction, and star studded cast, but the expert critics believe that the plot was less than structurally sound. The critics explained that although the film was action packed and exciting, there was less attention to how the film was written. According to RottenTomatoes.com, the film scored a 64% by the audience and a 48% by top critics.

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  • February23rd

    Michael Keaton is a top notch actor for Hollywood, who has been credited for 73 acting roles, three Producer credits, and one Director credit. As Keaton has been fortunate enough for everything that he has been perusing, he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood and became even bigger when he took the role as Riggan in the film Birdman, which premiered in 2014.

    Keaton has won multiple awards, but his recent achievement was winning Best Actor for Musical or Comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes. Keaton has had a huge year in 2014 for his role in Birdman, that he is now nominated for Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards.

    Their are many high hopes for Keaton to take home that OSCAR, however he has some competition between him and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, who won Best Actor for a Drama at the 2015 Golden Globes. The 87th Academy Awards premiers Sunday February 22nd

    As Keaton has had a big year in 2014, he is currently working on the movie Minions co-staring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, premiering this summer in July.

    IMDB | Twitter | Birdman Trailer

  • November13th

    Callum Turner has had a fantastic 2014. Between starring in Queen and Country co-starring David Thewlis and Glue, the smash-hit E4 series written by BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne, the world of film and TV are sitting up and taking notice of the young Brit.

    Turner’s previous credits include ITV’s Leaving (2012) co-starring Helen McCrory. The story of the consequences of an intimate moment shared between a 24 year-old boy and 45 year-old wife and mother was a great success and Turner’s received positive reviews for his performance. He has also had roles in The Town (2012) co-starring Martin Clunes, The Borgais (2013) and BBC One’s Ripper Street (2013).

    Turner has recently finished filming Victor Frankenstein (2015) co-starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. He will also be starring alongside Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart in Green Room (2015). This month he was also named at one of BAFTA’s British Breakthroughs  in 2014.

    Glue | Queen and Country

  • November4th

    Joe Cole’s earlier credits include British TV shows such as The Bill (2010), Holby City (2010) and Come Fly With Me (2011). The twenty-five year old’s first noticeable role was Injustice (2011) co-starring James Purefoy. This led to his role in the popular TV series Skins (2012) as Luke and his first film role as Tommy in Offender (2012) co-starring Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).

    Later in 2012, Cole co-starred alongside Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine in Now Is Good and featured in three episodes of the Golden Globe and Bafta- nominated The Hour co-starring Dominic West and Peter Capaldi. The last couple of years have seen him feature in the popular BBC series Peaky Blinders (2013-present) co-starring Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, and A Long Way Down (2014) co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Imogen Poots. Next for Cole is Pressure (2014) co-starring model Daisy Lowe and Green Room (2014) co-starring his former colleague Imogen Poots, and Patrick Stewart.

    Twitter | Peaky Blinders | A Long Way Down

  • October17th

    There were not many dry eyes during the Christmas special of Downton Abbey (2012) when Matthew Crawley was sensationally and un-expectantly, killed off. Played by actor Dan Stevens, Matthew had been a major part of the award-winning programme and his death caused uproar within the fans.

    Downton Abbey was Steven’s breakthrough role in 2010. Before that, he had performed on stage in productions such as As You Like It (2004) and Hay Fever (2006) co-starring Judi Dench. His TV career started with The Line of Beauty (2006) co-starring Hayley Atwell.

    Stevens’ departure from Downton Abbey was shocking to most as he left when the programme was at its peak of popularity. He went onto transform his image into a Hollywood bad boy in the critically acclaimed independent film The Guest (2014). He also starred in another crime thriller A Walk Among Tombstones (2014) co-starring Liam Neeson.

    Stevens is one to watch in Hollywood in the next year. His upcoming roles include The Cobbler (2014) co-starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) co-starring an ensemble cast including Robin Williams in one of his last film roles before his death.

    The Guest | A Walk Among Tombstones

  • October16th

    James Norton has had something of a turnaround in his career recently. Having made a memorable impact on audiences earlier this year when he played psychopathic kidnapper and killer Tommy Lee Royce in BBC’s Happy Valley, he is currently playing a more angelic role as an Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers in ITV’s Grantchester co-starring Robson Green.

    Norton has been building an impressive resume over the last few years with credits including film, TV and theatre. On stage he has featured in Posh (2010), That Face (2010) and Journey’s End (2011). He has received critical acclaim for his performances. In a review of Journey’s En;, The Independent wrote “James Norton….is stunning”.

    His TV credits have included guest appearances in Doctor Who (2013) co-starring Matt Smith, Blandings (2013) co-starring Jennifer Saunders and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) co-starring Matthew Rhys.

    Norton’s film credits include the Academy-award nominated An Education (2009) co-starring Carey Mulligan, Rush (2013) co-starring Chris Hemsworth and the upcoming Mr Turner (2014), co-starring Timothy Spall and directed by Bafta-award winner and Academy-award nominated Mike Leigh. The film has been gaining critical acclaim and is in the running to be Academy nominated this year.

    Grantchester | Mr Turner

  • September23rd

    Charlie Cox 2 web

    In his first feature-film, The Merchant of Venice, Charlie Cox co-starred alongside Hollywood legends Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons (2004). Over the last couple of years, he appeared in films such as Casanova (2005), co-starring Heath Ledger and on stage in Harold Pinter’s The Collection. His first starring role was as Tristan Thorne in the award-winning Stardust (2007) which featured an all-star cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes and Pete O’Toole.

    Since then, Cox has had a recurring role in HBO’s hit TV series Boardwalk Empire (2011-12) and a guest role in Downton Abbey (2010).This year has been one of his biggest as he stars in the up-coming The Theory of Everything, co-starring Eddie Redmayne, and Dracula Untold, co-starring Luke Evans. It has also been announced that Cox will portray Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel’s up-coming Daredevil TV series (2015).

     

    Watch the trailer for The Theory of Everything and Dracula Untold here:

    The Theory of Everything

    Dracula Untold

  • September19th

    George MacKay’s breakthrough role was aged 10, playing a Lost Boy in the PJ Hogan version of Peter Pan (2003). His next big role was co-starring with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell in Defiance, (2008) and then co-starring with Clive Owen in The Boys Are Back (2009).

    In 2013, MacKay played Edmond in How I Live Now, opposite Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin Macdonald. He then played Davy Henshaw in the critically-acclaimed, British musical film Sunshine on Leith (2014). This year also sees him star in Pride, co-starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton. Pride won the Queer Palm award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. MacKay is a young British star with a great future ahead.

     

    See the trailers for Pride and Sunshine On Leith here:

    Pride

    Sunshine On Leith