Lionsgate just released the first trailer for the upcoming motion picture “Deepwater Horizon,” and it looks pretty intense. If you like disaster and action movies based on true stories, this movie is going to be perfect for you. Mark Wahlberg and Gina Rodriguez star in a film that tells the story of the crew and families affected by the disastrous (and preventable) oil spill that led to the deaths of 11 men in April 2010. The pulse-pounding trailer gives you a glimpse of a disaster that all but destroyed the Gulf of Mexico and crippled local businesses that relied on the Gulf.
Gina Rodriguez portrays Andrea Fleytas, the 23-year-old employee who sent out the only distress signal to the Coast Guard.
IRL, Fleytas was on the rig when the explosions crippled the rig and noticed that not one distress signal had been issued. The young woman got on the radio and sent the only distress signal. “Mayday. Mayday. This is Deepwater Horizon. We have an uncontrollable fire,” Fleytas said, according to Wall Street Journal. She was then REPRIMANDED by a superior for making the call. Yes, reprimanded. ?
Ricky Martin is joining an all-star cast for Netflix’s newest holiday film. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is going to be the streaming giants’ next leap into the holiday film market and the cast of color is giving us so much to look forward to. The technology is helping to make it historic.
Netflix’s next Christmas movie is the POC magic we all deserve.
Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni-Rose, and Ricky Martin are bringing the movie to life. The movie follows a toymaker and his granddaughter, played by Madalen Mills, on an epic Christmas adventure. Like any good Christmas movie, there is drama when an invention that could change their lives lands in the wrong hands.
Ricky Martin plays an evil toy called Don Juan Diego.
Don Juan Diego is a key part of Jeronicus Jangle’s woes as the invention is stolen from his workshop. In fact, Diego convinces Jangle’s protege (Keegan-Michael Key) to betray him. Diego is such a strong force that Key’s character betrays his mentor and spends his time finding ways to continue to make Jangle’s life harder. Martin took a lot of time to really perfect Diego to make sure that he was more than a one-dimensional evil Latino toy.
“This was a green light to be whoever you want to be and be vicious and Machiavellian and be mean,” Martin told NBC News. “I was running the lines in my house, and my kids would be like, ‘That’s not evil.’ And I would say, ‘Because you’re looking at me and I’m still your father.’ And they were like, ‘Yes, but you need to try harder and to be meaner.’ It took me seven, eight weeks to polish this character because is Don Juan Diego Castilian? Is he Colombian? Is he Mexican? We played with all the accents. We had to keep it very neutral. I hope this is the first movie of Don Juan Diego. Did I just say that?”
People have had it with the quarantine and can’t wait for holiday movies to fill the screen.
We have spent almost eight months confined to our homes and apartments. The least every streaming platform can do is have new holiday content already in their queue to make the season more festive. We all need things to look forward to right now so let’s do this, Netflix.
The movie is integrating new technology with Orbital Audio. The tech software allows for any pair of headphones to become surround sound. Orbital Audio is the first product launched with the Martin Music Lab. The first project for Orbital Audio was Martin’s latest album “Pausa.”
“When the lockdown started, I told my team, ‘Listen, we have to create something that is of impact. Let’s create something that will heal people. I don’t know what this is. I have no idea if it’s a vitamin we are going to invent. I don’t know if it’s a new kind of food. But let’s be open,’” Martin said on the Variety/iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.”
Oh, not to mention that John Legend is behind the music.
That’s right. The music that will fill the movie, and your ears, comes from the talented and beloved John Legend. There really isn’t anything better than music from one of the greats, especially when it is Christmas music.
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” will be streaming on Netflix starting Nov. 13.
The 2005 cult classic The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is coming back to save the day! That’s right, the beloved characters of the family adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez (who also helmed the popular Spy Kids franchise) will return, this time for a new Netflix movie called We Can Be Heroes.
Rodriguez’s new Netflix film will focus, this time, on the kids of the two superheroes.
“But they all have kids,” Rodriguez explained. “The kids have powers but they don’t know how to use them because they’re just so young.”
“The movie features 11 young superheroes, and Sharkboy and Lavagirl’s daughter has to figure out how to merge the opposing powers she got from her parents,” People reports. The movie, which completed filming before the COVID-19 crisis, is currently being scored by Rodriguez with an orchestra in Vienna, Austria.
Rodriguez has said that the reboot was born out of Netflix’s desire to create more kid-centered movies with the director behind the wheel.
“Netflix came to me because the Spy Kids movies had done just so well on their service,” Rodriguez explained. “They said ‘Could you make a series of films that do that?’ And I said, ‘I’d love to!'”