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Now Streaming: “Raya and The Last Dragon” on Disney+ (3/5/2021)

The latest Walt Disney Pictures animated feature is called “Raya and The Last Dragon” and it opens up today in select theaters AND on Disney+ as a part of their Premier Access. We’ve discussed this film before and to see those trailers and some cool posters just click HERE to enjoy them. Down below you’ll find the official poster, premise and ensemble voice casting. Take a look.

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The Premise: Long ago, in the world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, and her pet pill bug companion Tuk Tuk, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.
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Now Streaming: “Coming 2 America” on Amazon Video (3/5/2021)

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We’ve discussed the “Coming 2 America” film already here on the website when we shared the pair of trailers to spark your interest. If you missed them just click HERE for Trailer 1 and HERE for Trailer 2. The film looks really funny but you’ll need to be a subscriber to the Amazon Prime service to enjoy them as the sequel to the blockbuster “Coming To America” will only be streaming here. Let’s examine the Official Poster and review the premise and casting.

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The Premise: Set after the events of the first film, former Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America once again. (c/o Paramount Pictures)
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Presenting The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

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The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out in a virtual ceremony that was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who are returning for the fourth time, after hosting in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Fey and Poehler will share duties from their respective cities, with Fey on the East Coast and Poehler on the West Coast. Fey will be live from New York’s Rainbow Room, Poehler will be live from the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, and nominees, from various locations around the world. The full list of winners are:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:
THE FATHER (Trademark Films; Sony Pictures Classics)
MANK (Netflix; Netflix)
WINNER – NOMADLAND (Highwayman / Hear/Say / Cor Cordium; Searchlight Pictures)
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (LuckyChap Entertainment / FilmNation Entertainment; Focus Features)
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Marc Platt Productions / Dreamworks Pictures; Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:
VIOLA DAVIS – MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
WINNER – ANDRA DAY – THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY
VANESSA KIRBY – PIECES OF A WOMAN
FRANCES MCDORMAND – NOMADLAND
CAREY MULLIGAN – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:
RIZ AHMED – SOUND OF METAL
WINNER – CHADWICK BOSEMAN – MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
ANTHONY HOPKINS – THE FATHER
GARY OLDMAN – MANK
TAHAR RAHIM – THE MAURITANIAN
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Disney Presents : “Cruella” Official Trailer

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Disney is bringing another of their famous villains to the live-action screen and giving fans the backstory to their nasty nature. In the past we got two features for “Maleficent” and now it’s Cruella de Vil’s turn with the film “Cruella”. The film stars Emma Stone and “opens” in March and you can enjoy the first full Official Trailer down below. I’ve even included some light premise, casting and a teaser poster. Have at it.

The Premise:
In 1970s London, young fashion designer Estella de Vil becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially Dalmatians, until she eventually becomes a ruthless and terrifying legend known as Cruella.
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2021 Toy Of The Year Winners Are Announced

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The TOTY Award Winners were recently announced in a first-ever virtual ceremony with the in-person event being impossible to hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. After a brief commentary by Toy Association President Steve Pasierb, the nominations were replayed and the winners announced. For ease of seeing who was up for what and who would eventually win the coveted award, I’ve left the original full list of nominations for your perusal. Now without any further adieu, here are the 2021 TOTY Winners…

ACTION FIGURE TOY OF THE YEAR:
Alter Nation Action Figure Assortment (Panda Mony Toy Brands)
Anime Heroes (Bandai America)
Batman 4 Inch Action Figures (Spin Master)
WINNER – Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes Line (Mattel)
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu (Moose Toys)
The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) (McFarlane Toys)
Treasure X (Moose Toys)

COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR:
Blume Petal Pets (Skyrocket)
Charaction CUBE (Bandai America)
Hairdorables Hair Art Series (Just Play)
HEXBUG JUNKBOTS Large Dumpster (HEXBUG)
WINNER – LEGO Super Mario Character Packs (LEGO)
L.O.L. Surprise! Remix Hair Flip (MGA Entertainment)
Space Invaders Micro Player (My Arcade)
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