DJ Rico Banks Interviews Harry Locke IV, Director Of “City Of Gold” For Today’s UGR Podcast Episode

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Harry Locke IV is an award-winning film director. He’s the co-founder of two acclaimed production companies, “Code 10 Studios” and “IV Sight Pictures, LLC.”

The name of his latest film is “City of Gold.” It’s an Indian Jones type action/adventure film.

Today we spoke with Harry about his latest film, “City of Gold” and much more. Listen now below via our podcast:

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The World Of Pokémon Comes To Life In “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu”

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The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 300 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card Game available in 11 languages with more than 23.6 billion cards shipped; an animated television series in its 21st season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019.

The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.

@grinchmovie Adds A New Twist To And Old Tale As It Arrives In Theaters

Rating: 4.5/5
Review by Richard Caldwell

The holiday season is officially here! Men, women and children alike love it. Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. With the holidays approaching, new movie releases are as well. First up is the latest adaptation of “The Grinch” by Dr. Seuss.

The franchise’s latest version was handled by Illumination Entertainment. The newest film is wonderfully fantastic and may be the best of them all. You can go wrong when you work with the same company that brought us “Minions” and “The Secret Life of Pets.” One of my favorite parts of the film is the multicultural “Whoville.” It really adds more topics to the film and allows the menacing Grinch to expand his wings as he flourishes in the dastardly deed department.

Overall, I enjoyed the film. I personally think its amazing. Everything from the inclusion of modern Christmas music classics to the films new soundtrack. Tyler The Creator’s rendition of the classic “You’re A Mean One” is wonderful. I think parents and children alike will enjoy this remake of a Christmas classic. The film is just in time for the holiday season and right on schedule for a family trip to the local movie theater.

Columbia Records Releases New Soundtrack For Newly Released “The Grinch” Film

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“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is a classic film. A new adaptation of the film was released in 2000 and starred Jim Carey.

Today, November 9, 2018, the franchise’s latest adaptation was released by Illumination Entertainment. Columbia Records was tabbed with creating the film’s soundtrack.

The soundtrack is now available and features umsic from Tyler The Creator, Run DMC and Danny Elfman. Elfman also scored the film. Listen to the full soundtrack below:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/53FABT4X9HxYRFKvkxIQ3R

Wheelchair Athletes Push Their Team Towards The Title While Responding To Adversity In New Documentary “The Rebound”

From director Shaina Allen, producer Michael Esposito, and Emmy Award-winning Executive Producers Nick Nanton and JW Dicks comes THE REBOUND – a feel good story about the Miami Heat Wheels and their quest for their first-ever NWBA Championship – to Digital HD November 20th.

Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels it’s a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win against all odds. THE REBOUND is an insider’s look at the struggling wheelchair basketball team following a defeat at the national championships. In community supported wheelchair basketball programs across the nation, players push their way physically, mentally and emotionally through each season without the recognition or the resources of mainstream sports. Among the Heat Wheels, passion and drive are abundant, but the team’s dwindling checkbook threatens to cut short its attempt to take the national title.

Debut filmmakers Shaina Allen and Mike Esposito step deep inside the lives of three players as they endure and respond to adversity and fight their way to a second chance. Friends, family, and pride hang in the balance as these men find an extraordinary gift in the hand life has dealt. They hope for an education, a big break, and a new life. The cameras don’t stop when the players leave the court: the film follows them through the trials of daily life with a disability. With each victory, the players, and their team, get closer to the idea that anything is possible – and it’s all about how you rebound.

Lisa Brühlmann’s Shocking Debut Feature “Blue My Mind,” In Theaters And On Demand This November Through Uncork’d Entertainment.

An elegiac allegory accompanied by hauntingly visceral body horror, Blue My Mind is part Suspiria and part The Metamorphosis but largely incontestably unique.

Luna Wedler and Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen headline a celebrated fantasy-drama about a young woman who faces an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.

The limited theatrical run for November kicks off in los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale, where the film runs for two weeks thru to November 15. The film will also play on the big screen in Columbus (10/26), Denver (10/26), and Tuscon (11/9), with other cities to be announced.

The VOD will be release on November 13 on such platforms as iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, xbox, Fandango Now, YouTube and Dish.

Writer-Director Nathan Leon’s “Prodigy,” Nominated For 4 ICFF Awards Including Best Picture, Premieres On VOD This December

Writer-director Nathan Leon’s Prodigy, nominated for 4 ICFF Awards Including Best Picture, premieres on VOD this December.

Erik Black is a broken soul due to the loss of his wife. He spends his days alone and self-medicating. All of that changes when his estranged son asks him to help him reach an undisclosed destination. There, he says, he will receive a divine message he believes will change the course of humanity. To survive they must stick together while fostering a belief in something greater than themselves.

Prodigy, starring Tyler Roy Roberts (“Z Nation”), Cory Kays (Looking for Andrew) and King Amir Allahyar (Façade), on VOD December 4 and DVD January 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.