After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).
Ben Wheatley, Armie Hammer, Tim Bevan, Jane Goldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eric Fellner
The Witches – PG – Drama, Thriller – HBO Max
From the mind of Roald Dahl and as reimagined by acclaimed filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, The Witches is a wickedly fun adventure as a young boy stumbles onto a secret coven of child-hating witches as they plot to turn the world’s children into mice. A fresh Halloween classic for this generation, in a story that celebrates courage, teamwork, and unlikely heroes, offering a completely distinct kids proposition with a quirky, delightfully twisted tone in classic Dahl style.
Stanley Tucci, Kenya Barris, Jack Rapke, Guillermo del Toro, Anne Hathaway, Codie-Lei Eastick, Robert Zemeckis, Alfonso Cuarón
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“Shark Tank” Returns for a Twelfth Season
Posted on October 19, 2020, 9:00 am
“Shark Tank,” critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning unscripted series celebrating entrepreneurship, returns for its twelfth season. BigSpeak proudly announces Celebrity Keynote Speaker Kevin O’Leary again joins the “Sharks” to judge and invest in enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
After winning four consecutive Emmy Awards from 2014 to 2017 for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, ABC is again including guest judges to join.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, along with Kendra Scott, founder and CEO, Kendra Scott, LLC, and one of only 16 female founders of $1billion companies will appear with Sharks Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec. Alex Rodriguez, and Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND, also return.
“It’s been exciting to watch Kevin O’Leary masterfully sift through all the wonderful ideas on the show. The best part is seeing how far he takes these brands with his sage wisdom and experiences,” explains BigSpeak’s EVP and Head of Talent Management, Ken Sterling. O’Leary is also a regular on CNBC and several other finance related TV shows.
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Your Weekly Halloween Watchlist
Posted on October 16, 2020, 9:00 am
Halloween is just around the corner.. and here’s our top pick for what movie you should watch this week to get into the spooky spirit.
Hocus Pocus (PG) 1hr 36 min – Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Director: Kenny Ortega
Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence..
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Kevin Hart Named Creative Director of Hydrow
Posted on October 15, 2020, 9:00 am
Hydrow has announced that award-winning stand-up comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, is joining the brand as Creative Director. In his new role, Hart will bring his unique perspective, vision, drive and passion for fitness to Hydrow as the brand continues to rapidly grow in the connected fitness industry.
“Hydrow has successfully kicked in-home fitness up a notch with its incredible experience,” said Kevin Hart. “Far from a boring workout, I’m dripping in sweat within minutes and use more muscles in less time compared to other machines. Hydrow is next level and I’m proud to be a part of a brand that is positioned to revolutionize the connected fitness industry.”
As Creative Director, Hart will use his massive influence, passion for fitness and out of the box thinking to support Hydrow across a variety of platforms, including content, advertising and social media. He will also host a monthly row for Hydrow members where he’ll workout and personally engage with the community. Users will see him on the leaderboard under “HustleHart” and also hear him during these monthly rows. Known for his explosive sense of humor, Hart will provide fun and outrageous commentary throughout the workout.
“Kevin Hart brings a dynamic approach to Hydrow, and we can’t wait to tap into his innovative ideas as we continue to expand our brand,” said Bruce Smith, Founder & CEO of Hydrow. “Rowing has a reputation of being an elitist sport, however, our goal is to shatter that mindset and make it accessible for everyone. We’re looking forward to working alongside Mr. Hart to evolve the perception.”
With instruction from world-class athletes streaming live on the water in cities such as Miami, London, San Francisco and more, Hydrow brings the experience of on-water rowing straight to members’ homes with its patented, Live Outdoor Reality. In addition to its rowing workouts that engage 86% of the body’s muscles – nearly double the muscles used in cardio and running – Hydrow offers a massive library of classes including yoga, pilates, functional movement and strength training.
2 Hearts – PG13 – Drama, Romance
For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted. Based on an inspirational true story, 2 Hearts is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirit, and challenges audiences to believe miracles are possible.
Radha Mitchell, Robin U. Russin, Kari Matchett, Jacob Elordi, Adan Canto, Anthony Konechny, Conrad Hool, Lance Hool
Clouds – PG13 – Drama
Based on an incredible true story, seventeen-year-old Zach Sobiech is a fun-loving high school senior with raw musical talent. But a few weeks into his senior year, just as his dream girl finally reciprocates his crush, Zach’s world gets turned upside down when he finds out his cancer has spread, and he now has only six months to live. With the limited time he has left, he and his best friend and writing partner, Sammy, decide to follow their dreams and finally make an album. Little did they know; the world would soon catch on and they would become a viral phenomenon. With time running out, Zach is confronted with the reality that no matter how he spends his time, he is going to hurt the people he loves the most, including the love of his life Amy. As Zach’s health condition begins to worsen, he is left to make difficult decisions about how to spend his time and more importantly with whom. Ultimately, he discovers the best way to say goodbye is with music, and his hit song CLOUDS is born. With a raw, unfiltered and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life set to uplifting music, Zach’s inspiring story is a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last.
Andrew Lazar, Benjamin Simpson, Steffan Argus, Neve Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Casey La Scala, Vivien Endicott Douglas, Justin Baldoni
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – R – Drama, Historical
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
Michael Keaton, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Seth Rogen, Frank Langella