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Music Video: Shawn Mendes – Wonder

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Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. He has since released three studio albums, headlined three world tours, and received several awards.

(From Wikipedia)

Shawn Mendes – Wonder

Free Guy. Release 2020. Ryan Reynolds. Movie Trailer

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Free Guy (2020). Plot

A bank teller discovers that he’s actually a player inside a video game.

Free Guy (2020)
Free Guy (2020)

Release Date

December 11, 2021.

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Free Guy (2020)
Free Guy (2020)

Cast & Crew

Original title: Free Guy
Year: 2020
Country: United States
Director: Shawn Levy
Screenwriter: Matt Lieberman
Cinematography: George Richmond
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jamaal Burcher, Bob Gilliam
Producer: Berlanti Productions, 20th Century Studios. Distributed by 20th Century Studios

ITALICS Art and Landscape

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Isola di Capraia, Livorno. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Isola di Capraia, Livorno. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo Pepi Marchetti Franchi

Out of the vision of nine of the most influential galleries in Italy, comes a first-hand guide to the country’s art, culture and contemporary lifestyle, written and illustrated by the gallerists themselves.

Website from 5 October 2020  www.italics.art 

ITALICS Art and Landscape is an all-digital editorial platform that will spotlight the profound cultural experiences cultivated on the Italian territory by its most celebrated gallerists, exploring the extraordinary art heritage of the country. Through insightful storytelling and eye-catching photography, readers will be offered a sense of discovery and unrivalled access to explore Italy.

Driven by the desire to build a network based on collaboration and shared experience, nine gallerists – Lorenzo Fiaschi (Galleria Continua) and Pepi Marchetti Franchi (Gagosian) with Alfonso Artiaco, Ludovica Barbieri (Massimo De Carlo), Massimo Di Carlo (Galleria dello Scudo), Francesca Kaufmann (kaufmann repetto)Massimo Minini, Franco Noero and Carlo Orsi – invited fiftyfour of the best Italian galleries in contemporary, modern and ancient art to take part in the project, uniting them in a genuine consortium. It is the first time that a group of sixtythree galleries from all over Italy, able to represent the art of all times at the highest level – from the ancient to the emerging one, has come together to institute a system around a long-term project. The new body will contribute to artistic discourse across Italy’s cultural infrastructure including institutions, museums, fairs and biennials.

The gallerists will present Italy, exploring some of the least known aspects of its cultural heritage and at the same time, drawing attention to refined facets of Italian production. In doing so, it will offer an unprecedented view of a lifestyle that is revered globally.

RB Ride, Carsten Höller. Installazione per "ArtePollino. Un altro sud” San Severino Lucano (PZ), 2009. Courtesy Galleria Continua. Photo Lorenzo Fiaschi
RB Ride, Carsten Höller. Installazione per “ArtePollino. Un altro sud” San Severino Lucano (PZ), 2009. Courtesy Galleria Continua. Photo Lorenzo Fiaschi

The sixtythree galleries involved in the consortium are: A arte Invernizzi, Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art, Apalazzogallery, Alfonso Artiaco, Bacarelli, Bottegantica, Botticelli Antichità, Tommaso Calabro Galleria d’Arte, Cantore Galleria Antiquaria, Cardi Gallery, Alessandro Cesati, Galleria Continua, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Thomas Dane Gallery, Massimo De Carlo, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Alessandra Di Castro, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Ermes-Ermes, Fanta-MLN, Galleria Fonti, Frutta, Gagosian, Galleria d’Arte Maggiore GAM, Galleria dello Scudo, Giacometti Old Master Paintings, kaufmann repetto, Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, Magazzino, Gió Marconi, Mazzoleni, Francesca Minini, Galleria Massimo Minini, Victoria Miro Venice, ML Fine Art, Monitor, Maurizio Nobile, Galleria Franco Noero, Norma Mangione Gallery, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Galleria Carlo Orsi, P420, Walter Padovani, Giorgio Persano, Pinksummer, Porcini, Galleria Lia Rumma, Salamon&C., Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery, Società di Belle Arti, SpazioA, Studio Sales di Norberto Ruggeri, Studio Trisorio, T293, Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Tornabuoni Arte, Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea, Federico Vavassori, Veda, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Vistamare|Vistamarestudio, Zero…

Giuseppe Penone, Abete (Fir Tree), 2013. Installation view, "Matrice" a cura di Massimiliano Gioni per Fendi, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Roma 2017. Foto Ruggero Penone © Archivio Penone. Courtesy Gagosian
Giuseppe Penone, Abete (Fir Tree), 2013. Installation view, “Matrice” a cura di Massimiliano Gioni per Fendi, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Roma 2017. Foto Ruggero Penone © Archivio Penone. Courtesy Gagosian

An Imperfect Murder. Releases 2021. Movie Trailer

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An Imperfect Murder. Plot

An actress’s nightmare about killing her ex-boyfriend is somehow show up in reality.

An Imperfect Murder. Releases 2021
An Imperfect Murder. Releases 2021

Release Date

January 1, 2021.

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An Imperfect Murder. Releases 2021
An Imperfect Murder. Releases 2021

Cast & Crew

Director: James Toback
Screenplay: James Toback
Stars: Sienna Miller, Alec Baldwin, Charles Grodin

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020). Release Netflix. Movie Trailer

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Plot

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Release Date

November 13, 2020.

Where to Watch

On its Official Netlix Site.

Trailer

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Cast & Crew

Director: David E. Talbert
Screenplay: David E. Talbert
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika

Monster Hunter (2021). Movie Release. Trailer

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Monster Hunter Plot

When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back

Monster Hunter (2021)
Monster Hunter (2021)

Release Date

April 23, 2021

Trailer Teaser Monster Hunter (2021)

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Monster Hunter (2021)
Monster Hunter (2021)

Cast & Crew

Original title: Monster Hunter
Year: 2021
Country: United States
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screenwriter: Paul W.S. Anderson (Videogame: Kaname Fujioka, Capcom)
Music: Paul Haslinger
Cinematography: Glen MacPherson
Actors: Milla Jovovich, Tip Harris, Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa, Meagan Good, Josh Helman, Diego Boneta, Jannik Schümann, Schelaine Bennett, Nic Rasenti, Jin Auyeung, Nanda Costa, Aaron Beelner, Hirona Yamazaki, Adrian Munoz Nordqvist
Producer: Co-production United States-Japan-Germany-China; Capcom, Impact Pictures, Constantin Film, Tencent Pictures, Toho

Frieze London 2020 (Online). Alexander Gray Associates

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For a preview of the presentation, click here.Digital Event: Virtual In-conversation Gallery as Practice hosted by Gallery Director Nichole Caruso with panelists Michelle Grabner (The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI), Davida Nemeroff (Night Gallery, Los Angeles), Eric Veit (Bodega, New York), and Rachel Vorsanger (Collection and Research Manager, Betty Parsons Foundation, New York).
Friday, October 9, 2020, 3 PM — 4 PM EST
Register for the event here.Alexander Gray Associates presents a selection of recent and historic paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by nine Gallery artists, including Frank BowlingTeresa BurgaHarmony HammondLorraine O’GradyBetty ParsonsJoan Semmel, Hassan SharifValeska Soares, and Hugh Steers. Ranging from the abstract to the figurative, the Gallery’s display articulates the relationship between artistic gesture and the body while foregrounding innovative approaches to composition and content that break new visual and conceptual ground.In recent 2020 paintings, Joan Semmel continues to expand understandings of nude self-portraiture. Her gestural use of paint in Curve (2020) recalls her engagement with Abstract Expressionism in the 1960s while the canvas’ bright color marks a return to the artist’s 1970s palette of vivid, highly saturated tones. A departure from Semmel’s figuration, Betty Parsons’ abstract canvas Miami I (1966) takes its inspiration from the artist’s physical travels. Isolating elements of Parsons’ experience in the city of Miami, the composition boasts a rhythmic arrangement of triangular shapes against a shadowy green ground. Similarly evocative, Frank Bowling’s Head (2013) suggests the rough contours of a profile. The painting features ripples of acrylic that recall the flow of water—the constant tug of oceanic currents. Reflective of the artist’s own journeys as he crisscrossed the Atlantic and moved from Guyana to London and New York, the work imbues abstraction with personal narrative.Like Bowling, Harmony Hammond crafts paintings that bring content into the realm of abstraction. In Chenille #2 (2016–2017), the artist layers panels of rough burlap onto canvas. Coating the fabric in thick layers of paint—building the surface up until it suggests a near bodily presence—Hammond evokes, in the words of the art historian Tirza True Latimer, “… not unity and purity—but the piecing together …associated with traditionally feminine creative acts.” Also piecing together disparate materials into a cohesive whole, Hassan Sharif’Cotton Rope 8 (2012) weaves together rope and wire. Before his death in 2016, the artist imbued the work’s creation with a tacit sensuality, relating the finished sculpture and its materials to an eroticized body. Further suffusing its making with corporeality, he once noted that in order to weave it he had to “… use sharp tools [such as] scissors. Scissors have to do with the cutting hair, cutting nails; scissors to do with the body …”In contrast to Hammond and Sharif’s material-driven approach, Hugh Steers’ figurative paintings record the realities of life under the specter of AIDS. Capturing the emotional and political tenor of New York in the late 1980s and 1990s, works like Two Chairs (1993) update the domestic scenes of Post-Impressionists like Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard, charging them with an unsettling psychological drama. Painted two years before the artist’s death in 1995 from AIDS-related complications, this ambiguous image touches on themes of isolation, illness, and sexuality. Like Steers’ poignant composition, Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album (1980/1994) also marries the art historical with the contemporary. Pairing ancient images of sculptures and reliefs of Nefertiti and her relations with personal photographs of the artist and her family, O’Grady draws parallels between the two families, presenting both as products of shared forces of migration and hybridization.

While O’Grady’s diptychs map a personal history entangled with empire and enslavement, Teresa Burga’s Insomnia Drawings (1970s—2000s) construct a different type of cartography. Inwardly focused compositions that chart the artist’s sleep-deprived psychological state, these automatic drawings consist of hypnotic lines and geometric patterns that create the disorienting sensation of an optical illusion. Also referencing the subconscious—forgotten memories and obscured histories—Valeska Soares’ Palimpsest I (2016) presents a series of Brazilian boxes installed so that they share a horizon line. Through this gesture, Soares constructs a palimpsest that subsumes each box’s singular identity, its maker, owner, and the objects it once held. Suggesting the only constant in life is the horizon, which levels all eras, civilizations, and geographies, the installation muses on life’s inevitability.

As Bowling once argued about his paintings, “I don’t think what you see or feel in the world when you open your eyes for the first time ever leaves you. … Historical memory is hardly ever erased,” so too do the artists in the Gallery’s presentation visually articulate these memories. Their artworks, tributes to lived experiences—moments of introspection, exultation, and trauma—marry gesture with content until paint becomes an ocean and ancient sculptures become family.

Cobra Kai Series Season 3. Release. Netflix. January 2021

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Cobra Kai Plot

Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.

Cobra Kai. Season 2. Netflix Releases
Cobra Kai. Season 2. Netflix Releases

Release Date

January 8, 2021.

Where to Watch

On its Official Netflix Site.

Trailer

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Cobra Kai. Season 2. Netflix Releases
Cobra Kai. Season 2. Netflix Releases

Cast & Crew

Original title: Cobra Kai (TV Series)
Year: 2018
Running time: 30 min.
Country: United States
Directors: Josh Heald (Creator), Jon Hurwitz (Creator), Hayden Schlossberg (Creator), Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg, Jennifer Celotta, Steve Pink, Michael Grossman, Lin Oeding
Screenwriters: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Stacey Harman, Luan Thomas, Michael Jonathan Smith (Characters: Robert Mark Kamen)
Music: Leo Birenberg, Zach Robinson
Cinematography: Cameron Duncan, Paul Varrieur, D. Gregor Hagey
Actors: William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo,
Producer: Distributed by YouTube Red, Netflix. Sony Pictures Television, Overbrook Entertainment, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES, Exclusively on HBO Max

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The diabolically wicked reimagining of the classic tale comes exclusively to HBO Max in the U.S. on October 22 and hits theatres around the world beginning October 28

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES
ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES

BURBANK, CA – October 2, 2020 – Audiences across the world can celebrate Halloween starting October 22 with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Robert Zemeckis’s reimagined “The Witches,” premiering exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S.? Zemeckis, the Oscar-winning director and master storyteller who gave us “Forrest Gump,” the Christmas classic “The Polar Express,” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, brings a fresh sense of humor along with warmth and the unexpected to what is sure to be a Halloween favorite: Roald Dahl’s beloved story The Witches.

In addition to the film’s U.S. debut on HBO Max, the film will fly into theatres internationally beginning October 28.

Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, for this fantasy adventure about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, tries to stop their evil plan to turn the world’s children into mice. The cast includes powerhouse performances from Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno as the brave young hero.

The Witches is a wonderful reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that combines world-class filmmaking with fantastic performances.  It’s fun for the whole family and ideal for this time of year,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

“This film, with its stellar cast, is outstanding,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max.  “We are thrilled to be able to use our platform to deliver timely, relevant and engaging new content during this time when the theatrical experience is not available to everyone.”

The film will also be featured in HBO Max’s “Halloween is Here” spotlight page, alongside a curated roster of more than 140 movies, series and Halloween-themed TV episodes, hand-picked by HBO Max’s dedicated editorial team.

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES
ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES

ABOUT “ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES”

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.? As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.? Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock.? Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”).? Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly.? Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.

Zemeckis’s behind-the-scenes team includes his frequent collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Gary Freeman, editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll and Ryan Chan, Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Allied,” “Lincoln”), and Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (“Polar Express,” “Forrest Gump”).

Premiering on HBO Max on October 22, Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, an Image Movers/Necropia/Experanto Filmoj Production, a Robert Zemeckis Film, “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.” Rated PG for scary images/moments, language and thematic elements. The film will also release in theatres internationally beginning October 28.

Art Deco Masterpieces At Bonhams Design Sale In London

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Pieces by two French Masters of Art Deco design feature in Bonhams inaugural 20th Century & Contemporary Design sale on Wednesday 14 October at 101 New Bond Street LondonLes Biches, a folding screen made c.1926 by Jean Dunand, leads the sale and is estimated at £50,000-70,000.

Swiss by birth, Dunand (1877-1942) became a French citizen in 1922 and spent most of his life in Paris. A painter, and interior designer, he was particularly known for his lacquered screens, often using floral or animal designs as in Les Biches (The Hinds). He was in great demand from private and commercial clients and designed the famous lacquer smoking room for the French luxury liner SS Normandie. His work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Dunand occasionally worked with his near contemporary Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933), whose work is also offered in the sale, including a Puech extendable table (£20,000-25,000); a Soussa desk (£18,000-22,000), and a Davène bookcase (£15,000-20,000). Ruhlmann, who established his own workshop in rue Quessant in Paris in 1923, became a byword for luxury and modernity, sparing no expense in time or materials. He scored a great success at the epoch-defining 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative & Industrial Arts in Paris – the event which coined the term Art Deco. Alongside the international exhibition, Ruhlmann organised an exhibition of his own work Hotel du Collectionneur (The Collectors House) to which Dunand contributed.

Bonhams Director of Design Marcus McDonald said: “Jean Dunand and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann were hugely influential in the Art Deco movement. Through their work, they created a unique style and look for a whole generation, and their influence on design is felt to this day.”

Other highlights of the sale include:

  • ‘Committee’ table, model no. LC/PJ-TAT-14-B, designed for the Assembly, Chandigarh by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 1963-1964. Estimate: £40,000-60,000.
  • Important sideboard from the 1950s by Paul Dupré-Lafon .Lacquered sycamore, leather, brass. Authenticated by the estate of Paul Dupré-Lafon. Estimate: £20,000-30,000.
  • ‘Une oie’, petit modèle, circa 1912 by Rembrandt Bugatti. Bronze with black patina. Cast by A.A. Hébrard, Paris, France. Number 9 from the production of 19. Estimate: £20,000-30,000.

Rare and early ‘Astronomer’s’ chair, made in 1873 by William Callaghan. Birch, birch-veneered plywood. This strangely shaped wooden chair was made using the steam-bending technique which allowed for more adventurous shapes than tradition wood-cutting methods. It was manufactured by William Callaghan, an optician with premises on New Bond Street, London who made specialist equipment including telescopes.  It is thought that he designed this chair for his star-gazing customers.  Estimate £800-1,200.