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Movies Coming Out This Week – April 12th

Vanquish – R – Action, Thriller, Crime
From the director of Double Take, Middle Men, and The Poison Rose comes this stylish, glossy action-thriller starring Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again.
Morgan Freeman, Ruby Rose, George Gall, Sam Bartlett

Jakob’s Wife – NR – Horror
Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.
Bonnie Aarons, Larry Fessenden, Kathy Charles, Mark Kelly, Robert Rusler, Travis Stevens, Mark Steensland, Barbara Crampton

Gunda – G – Drama, Documentary
GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix, Victor Kossakovsky


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Rapper & Actor DMX Dead At The Age Of 50

DMX, one of the most popular and successful rappers to emerge in the 1990s and actor, died Friday, April 9th at the age of 50. He had been hospitalized in a coma and on life support for the past week after suffering a heart attack. Initial reports said DMX suffered the heart attack after an overdose, but his reps have not confirmed that information.

As reported by Variety, a statement released by his family reads, “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”

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Actor Walter Olkewicz dies at 72

It has been reported that actor Walter Olkewicz has died. He was 72 years old. According to his screenwriter son, Zak Olkewicz, his father passed away on Tuesday in his Los Angeles-area home following a prolonged illness.

“He was a good man who pushed his love for creativity and the arts into everything he did,” Zak Olkewicz said in a statement regarding his father and his legacy. “He handed that passion down to me, and I look forward to passing it on to the grandchildren he loved so much.”

Walter Olkewicz was an American character actor. He played Marko in the short-lived TV series Wizards and Warriors and Coach Wordman in the feature film Making the Grade.

Olkewicz guest-starred in many TV shows including Barney Miller, Night Court, Seinfeld, ER, and Who’s the Boss?. He was a semi-regular performer on Dolly Parton’s 1987–88 variety show Dolly!. He played Jacques and Jean-Michel Renault on Twin Peaks. Our heats are with his family and friends at this time.


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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Pinocchio, Birds of Prey and More Honored at the Motion Picture Winners at the 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild has announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy® and Golden Globe®- nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC’s multi-award nominated sitcom “black-ish,” hosted the lively event. Sibley Scoles, co-host of NBCUniversal’s “Access Hollywood Weekend,” hosted the red carpet. Returning again as producers of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) were IngleDodd Media and Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative.

THE WINNERS OF THE 8th ANNUAL MUAHS AWARDS ARE:

1. FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Contemporary Make-Up
**WINNER: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Deborah Lamia Denaver, Sabrina Wilson, Miho Suzuki, Cale Thomas

2. FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
**WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Carl Fullerton, Debi Young

3. FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Special Make-Up Effects
**WINNER: Pinocchio
Mark Coulier

4. FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Contemporary Hair Styling
**WINNER: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Adruitha Lee, Cassie Russek, Margarita Pidgeon, Nikki Nelms

5. FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – Best Period Hair Styling &/or Character Hair Styling
**WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mia Neal, Larry Cherry, Leah Loukas, Tywan Williams

6. TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION LIMITED OR MINISERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – Best Contemporary Make-Up
**WINNER: Westworld
Elisa Marsh, John Damiani, Jennifer Aspinall, Rachel Hoke

7. TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION LIMITED OR MINISERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
**WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit
Daniel Parker

8. TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION LIMITED OR MINISERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – Best Special Make-Up Effects
**WINNER: The Mandalorian
Brian Sipe, Alexei Dmitriew, Samantha Ward, Scott Stoddard

9. TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION LIMITED OR MINISERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – Best Contemporary Hair Styling
**WINNER: Schitt’s Creek
Annastasia Cucullo, Ana Sorys

10. TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION LIMITED OR MINISERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling
**WINNER: Bridgerton
Marc Pilcher, Lynda J. Pearce, Adam James Phillips, Tania Couper

11. TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE PROGRAM SERIES OR MOVIE FOR TELEVISION – Best Contemporary Make-Up
**WINNER: Saturday Night Live
Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Joanna Pisani

12. TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE PROGRAM SERIES OR MOVIE FOR TELEVISION – Best Period and/or Character Make-Up
**WINNER: Saturday Night Live
Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Rachel Pagani

13. TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE PROGRAMS SERIES, OR MOVIE FOR TELEVISION – Best Contemporary Hair Styling
**WINNER: Dancing with the Stars
Kimi Messina, Jani Kleinbard, Regina Rodriquez, Roma Goddard

14. TELEVISION SPECIAL, ONE HOUR OR MORE LIVE PROGRAMS SERIES, OR MOVIE FOR TELEVISION – Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling
**WINNER: Hamilton
Frederick Waggoner

15. DAYTIME TELEVISION – Best Make-Up
**WINNER: The Kelly Clarkson Show
Jason McGlothin, Gloria Elias-Foeillet, Chanty LaGrana, Josh Foster

16. DAYTIME TELEVISION – Best Hair Styling
**WINNER: The Kelly Clarkson Show
Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

17. CHILDREN AND TEEN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING – Best Make-Up
**WINNER: All That
Michael Johnston, Melanie Mills, Tyson Fountaine, Nadege Schoenfeld

18. CHILDREN AND TEEN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING – Best Hair Styling
**WINNER: All That
Joe Matke, Dwayne Ross, Theresa Broadnax

19. COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – Best Make-Up
**WINNER: Lady Gaga “911”
Sarah Tanno, Mike Mekash, Eryn Krueger Mekash

20. COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – Best Hair Styling
**WINNER: Workout/State Farm “Chris Paul and Alfonso Ribeiro”
Stacey Morris

21. THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (Live Stage) – Best Hair Styling
**WINNER: Hamilton (And Peggy Company)
Marcelo Donari, Robert Mrazik


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Movies Coming Out This Week – April 6th

Giants Being Lonely
In a leafy, semi-rural Southern enclave; high-school seniors Adam, Bobby, and Caroline navigate their final year together through the ups and downs of love, sex, loneliness, friendship, baseball, and death – as the pressure mounts to make it out alive.
Amalia Culp, Grear Patterson, Tal Chatterjee, Alejandro Castro Arias, Lola Daehler, Gabe Fazio

My True Fairytale – NR – Drama, Thriller
Angie Goodwin, 17, along with her best friends, Sarah and Andre, go through a horrific car crash. While her friends miraculously survive, Angie disappears. She decides to fulfill her childhood fantasy and embarks on a mysterious journey.
Anthony Richard Pagliaro, Emma Kennedy, Bruce Davison, Arnold Chun, Hector Hugo, Morgan Lindholm, Joanna Cassidy, Jasmine Hester

The Last Right – NR – Drama, Comedy
New York-based Daniel Murphy wakes on a flight to Ireland to find elderly passenger Padraig Murphy (no relation) has died in the next seat. To his surprise, the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin. Daniel, his autistic brother and a woman they’ve just met must journey across the Emerald Isle to bury the stranger, becoming the focus of a nationwide manhunt for body snatching.
Niamh Algar, Michiel Huisman, Eleanor O’Brien, Brian Cox, Colm Meany, Aidan O’Hare, Samuel Bottomley, Michael McElhatton


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