VIOLENT NIGHT
Rating: About Ratings
Opens: 12/02/2022
Running Time: 100
Rated: R
Cast: David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Cam Gigandet, Beverly D'Angelo, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder and Edi Patterson.
Crew: Director: Tommy Wirkola. Producers: Paul Berry, Guy Danella, Brandy Hagborg, David Leitch, Kelly McCormick and Scott Watson. Executive Producers: Marc S. Fischer and James Lin. Screenwriters: Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Cinematographer: Matthew Weston.
REVIEW: By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

It's not likely "Violent Night" will land on my favorite Christmas movies list. Although, I admit I liked it much more than I expected to, violence and all. The main reason is because it stars the remarkably versatile and talented actors David Harbour (TV's "Stranger Things") and John Leguizamo ("The Menu.")

With "Violent Night," director Tommy Wirkola ("Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters") and screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller ("Sonic the Hedgehog 2") borrow a page or two or three from "Die Hard," (1988), "Bad Santa," and "Home Alone" and kick up the bloody mayhem several notches.

This one is not for the kiddies.

Harbour plays Santa Claus, but he's had enough of the Ho, Ho, Ho scene and being jolly old St. Nick. He's become jaded in his old age and disenchanted about Christmas in general because kids are spoiled, greedy and don't appreciate its meaning. So, Santa spends his free time bellying up to bars and drinking to try and take the edge off. It's a good thing his reindeer do most of the heavy lifting/steering because on most nights this guy is plastered.

The only thing Santa wants is to get through this holiday season because he's considering hanging up his suit for good. It's Christmas Eve and, well, there are still plenty of stops to make.

Meanwhile, Jason Lightstone (Alex Hassell, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"), his precious young daughter Trudy (Leah Brady, TV's "The Umbrella Academy") and his ex-wife Linda (Alexis Louder, "Copshop") aren't thrilled about visiting Jason's foul-mouthed and wealthy mother Gertrude (a funny Beverly D'Angelo, "The Good House") who has about $300 million cash sitting in her home vault.

There are a group of ruthless thieves led by a cold-blooded killer named Mr. Scrooge (Leguizamo). They know everything about Gertrude and her family. They plan to break into their heavily secured mansion and steal all that money.

Wouldn't you know that Santa has just arrived at the Lightstone's mansion at the same time the heist is about to go down. Mr. Scrooge and his crew are serious as they shoot, slash, and kill the hired help to get into the residence.

The drama spooked the reindeer so badly, they dashed away leaving Santa behind and left to fend for himself. Old Santa isn't one to mess with either. Although Mr. Scrooge's henchmen get in some good licks on him, Santa manages to hold his own by outsmarting them at almost every turn. He has a special bit of "Christmas Magic" at his disposal that comes in handy too.

Santa also gets an unlikely assist from Trudy who is able to communicate with him thanks to a walkie talkie she got from her dad. She and Santa devise a plan to take down the bad guys in a "Home Alone" type fashion as the rest of the frightened and extended family that includes an egotistical teenage influencer (Alexander Elliot, TV's "The Hardy Boys"), an overrated movie star (Cam Gigandet, "Blowback") and Gertrude's spoiled daughter (Edi Patterson, "Knives Out"), all wonder if they'll survive this Christmas Eve nightmare.

"Violent Night" earns its R-rating as it is filled with a bunch of shootings, impalements, and lots of dismembered, bloody bodies. It's not a warm and cuddly holiday film by any means, but by the end of it, it makes a valiant effort to be.

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Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), The American Film Institute (AFI), and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image...
 

Rated: R
Opens: 11/18/2022
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Rated: R
Opens: 11/18/2022
The Menu

Rated: PG-13
Opens: 11/11/2022
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Rated: R
Opens: 11/04/2022
The Banshees Of Inisherin

Rated: R
Opens: 10/26/2022
The Good Nurse

Rated: PG-13
Opens: 10/28/2022
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<b> BRIAN'S SONG</b> Title: BRIAN'S SONG
Year Released: 1971
Running Time: 73
Production Company: Screen Gems/Sony
Director: Buzz Kulik
Director of Photography: Joseph F. Biroc
Screenwriter: William Blinn
Author: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

REVIEW: In honor of legendary actor James Caan who died July 6 at age 82, N2Entertainment.net is re-running part of its Old School Video Pick review of "Brian's Song" which Caan starred in as Chicago Bears football great Brian Piccolo.

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs, Editor-In-Chief

"Brian's Song" tells the remarkable story of the friendship between Piccolo and Gayle...
NEW ON DVD

Minions: The Rise Of Gru Title: Minions: The Rise Of Gru
Year Released: 2022
Running Time: 87
Production Company: Universal Pictures/Home Entertainment
Director: Kyle Balda
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

"SPECIAL BLU-RAY, 4K, DIGITAL AND DVD OF MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU AVAILABLE AUG. 30 AND SEPT. 6

The biggest global animated franchise in history adds an all-new laugh-out-loud gru-vy movie is Illumination’s "Minions: The Rise Of Gru."

It’s available to own with over 60 minutes of despicably entertaining bonus features on Digital Aug. 30 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 6, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Now with even more frolic and fun from the world’s most irresistible Minions, fans get a chance to learn the comedy-filled origin story of how Gru and the Minions became the world’s most villainous team! Jam-packed with exclusive bonus content, this Collector’s Edition includes two all-new mini movies, hilarious outtakes, a how-to draw (& animate) lesson with co-director Brad Ableson and tons of activities the whole family can enjoy.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When the infamous supervillain group, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader, Gru attempts to join their ranks but soon finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to learn martial arts to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, "Minions: The Rise Of Gru" features more thrilling action than any "Despicable Me" film ever before.

The film is written and directed by Kyle Balda ("Minions," "Despicable Me 3," "The Lorax"), co-directed by Brad Ableson (“Minions Holiday Special”) and Jonathan del Val ("The Secret Life of Pets 2"), and co-written by Matthew Fogel ("The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part") and Brian Lynch ("Minions, The Secret Life of Pets"), starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin. The original score was created by Heitor Pereira.

With the purchase of "Minions Rise of Gru" on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more! For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

"Post Modern Minions" (Mini Movie)-- Experience one Minion’s rise and fall as an artistic genius when he sneaks into a 1970’s post-modern art gallery with a fellow Minion and unintentionally creates an explosive new art form that is declared by a snooty art critic as the greatest art he’s ever seen. When the critic moves onto the next new artist, our Minion tries everything to get back in the spotlight, which accidentally leads to his next unexpected career.

"Minions And Monsters" (Mini Movie) -- Follow a newbie Minion as he joins three more experienced Minions in playing a 1970’s fantasy role-playing game. After struggling to gain the skills needed to master the game, the newbie unexpectedly rises to the occasion and saves the day, earning him the magical crown and the appreciation of his buddies.

Gru-vy Animation-- Join Steve Carell and the directors as they take us through the animation process. From Concept Art, through Storyboards and on to the Final Film, with every Gru-vy step in between explained in fun and fascinating detail.

The '70s- Fashion, Food & Funk-- A behind the scenes look at the 1970’s through the lens of "Minions: The Rise of Gru." From fashion to music, cultural phenomenon and back – the cast and filmmakers are bringing the 1970’s to a whole new generation.

Minion Martial Arts-- In this 1970s inspired martial arts movie throwback, we hear from the film’s directors about their inspiration, how they created authenticity in animation, the role the many martial artists in the cast played to bring it to life and how you teach a Minion to fight.

How To Draw (& Animate) With Brad Ableson-- Co-director Brad Ableson shows us how to draw all of our favorite characters.

Lair Flair: Make Your Own Minion Hideout-- The Minions aren’t the only ones who can build a secret lair — now you can, too. (And yours doesn’t have to be built under Gru’s bed).

Super Style Shop-- The Minion uniform of overalls and goggles is timeless. Simple yet functional. But sometimes Minions have a casual day out and can abandon their work attire for something more fashionable. Here’s how you can create fresh new fashion for your Minions.
(Recommended).

<b> The Black Phone</B> Title: The Black Phone
Year Released: 2022
Running Time: 103
Production Company: Universal/Blumhouse
Director: Scott Derrickson
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

"THE BLACK PHONE"

Without a doubt, the horror film "The Black Phone" will rank high on my Top 20 Movies List for 2022. The film, which stars a wickedly entertaining Ethan Hawke is directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson who collaborated with Hawke on 2012's "Sinister."

"The Black Phone" is based on the 2004 short story by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill and is set during the 1970s in a suburban, Colorado town. Hawke plays against type as an evil, masked child serial killer known as "The Grabber."

Although "The Black Phone" pays homage to classic horror films like "It" and "Halloween," there is a refreshing and distinctive vibe to it that is far from predictable and every bit of eerie.

"The Grabber" (Hawke) is on the prowl for young boys. He drives a black van with the logo “Abracadabra” on it and goes to schools and parks, hoping to lure his next victim with his magic tricks. This lunatic dresses in garish clothing and carries around black balloons and some kind of spray that makes kids unconscious after he grabs and tosses them inside the van.

Meanwhile, Finney Shaw (Mason Thames, "Evel") and his sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw, "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" and "A Christmas Wish"), are good, smart kids. Not only do they have to fear "The Grabber," but also their abusive and alcoholic father Terrence (Jeremy Davies, TV's "The Rookie" and "FBI"). Their dad hasn't been the same since their mother died. Now, he finds more comfort in drinking. He is easily agitated by most everything Finney and Gwen do around the house and often yells at them for no good reason. He's quick to use his belt too.

Gwen has a special gift. Not only can she sound off a slew of profanities with the best adult, but she also has these very realistic and vivid dreams that often come true. It's too bad Finney isn't as brave as she is because he's constantly bullied at school.

When Finney's baseball friend Bruce (Tristan Pravong, "Forever and a Day") is the first to go missing, Gwen has a bad feeling. It gets worse as more neighborhood boys disappear including Robin (newcomer, Miguel Cazarez Mora) a karate kid who rescued Finney from getting a beat down and who became his best friend.

Then while walking home, Finney runs into "The Grabber.” He asks Finney if he wants to see a magic trick. Finney starts talking to the guy. No Finney. Don't talk to strangers. Run. Within seconds, “The Grabber” covers him in balloons and throws him in the van.

When Finney awakes, he is in a dark basement with a locked door and barred window. A black dial-up wall phone that is not connected, somehow rings and soon Finney is talking with the "ghosts" of the previous victims. Although they weren't successful, they offer various tips for Finney on how to escape from "The Grabber."

However, all of Finney's attempts at escaping—and he mightily tries nearly everything--initially fail. He’s convinced he’ll never get away even as two of the city's top detectives, Miller (Troy Rudeseal, "Halloween Kills") and Wright (E. Roger Mitchell, "A Jazzman's Blues") are working around the clock to find “The Grabber.” Fortunately, they get a big asset from Gwen who has had a vivid dream that may lead directly to the house where Finney is.

Nearly every minute of this movie is suspenseful. The last 40 minutes are particularly exciting, and the jump-scares are well earned including a head-splitting scene involving a humorous James Ransome ("It Chapter Two") who plays Max, the brother of "The Grabber."

Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw will get my "Critics Choice Awards" vote for best young actors because they are excellent. However, it is Hawke's ghastly performance that will make you never want to talk to strangers.
(Highly Recommended).

Meat Me Halfway Title: Meat Me Halfway
Year Released: 2021
Running Time: 80
Production Company: Reducetarian Productions
Director: Brian Kateman
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

"MEAT ME HALFWAY"

“Meat Me Halfway” is a new eye-opening documentary directed and written by Brian Kateman, founder and leader of the Reducetarian Organization. Kateman’s movement takes a guided and practical approach to addressing the harmful effects that eating meat has on people and the planet.

In case you are wondering what "Reducetarianism" is, well, it’s a concept that Kateman--a former vegetarian--crafted that encourages people to not avoid meat entirely, but simply reduce their consumption of it. Kateman believes this a more realistic approach rather than brow-beating people into becoming a strict vegetarian or vegan.

It’s a smaller step, but nevertheless he says is an effective one since people would still be helping to save the environment from increased greenhouse gas emissions and climate change as well as safeguard their health.

However, as Kateman, who is based in New York City discovers during his investigative journey—which leads him to a pig slaughterhouse in Los Angeles and a “ethically raised/slaughter” animal farm in Georgia and several points in between--there are strong and varying viewpoints from meat lovers and vegetarians/vegans.

Kateman is often ridiculed--even by his own skeptical parents--and other meat-eaters for his stance of “eating less meat.” He also angers animal rights activists who believe his position is counterproductive to theirs.

“Meat Me Halfway” features several notable scholars, scientists, doctors, and writers sharing their views on climate change and the cost of eating healthy. Michele Simon who is the founder of the Plant Based Foods Association notes that “taste,” “price” and “convenience” are the three most powerful drivers of food choices. She states that marketing and the environment people live in shapes their everyday food choices.

That’s a big reason why Olympia Auset started SUPRMARKT, the first organic produce pop-up in South Los Angeles to provide fresh and healthy vegetables and fruits to her community. The lack of major grocery stores in black and brown communities is alarming and that needs to change adds Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn New York. Auset and Adams maintain it's important to make healthy food accessible and affordable to everyone.

“Meat Me Halfway” lays it all out there but doesn’t take a stand in the end. Instead, the viewer is left to chew on all the information, draw their own conclusions and make their own decisions. It is a highly informative and well-done documentary.
(Highly Recommended).

"Meat Me Halfway" is available July 20 on VOD and streaming platforms.
  MOVIE TRIVIA
 
Prior to his movie and television career, James Caan made his Broadway debut alongside Peter Fonda and Darren McGavin in which 1961 Broadway play?
“Hair”
Blood, Sweat and Stanley"
"Chicago"
“The Best Man"
 
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THE CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA AND TELEVISION By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

THE FIFTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA AND TELEVISION TAKES PLACE DEC 5 IN LOS ANGELES

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) recently announced the honorees for the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.

Hosted by actor, stand-up comedian, and hip-hop icon Bill Bellamy, the event will take place on Dec 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.

N2Entertainment.net will be attending The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television and will post pics on social media throughout the special evening.

The annual event has grown immensely since it began, having honored just one film, “20 Feet from Stardom,”, at the very first event. The Critics Choice Association continued to expand the Celebration to include additional honorees each year, adding Television categories to the slate last year.

Now in its fifth year, the Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will recognize 15 categories as part of a star-studded night honoring standout achievements in Black filmmaking and television.

The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television has grown tremendously over the last five years,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “We’re thrilled to be able to recognize such outstanding projects across both film and television, and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”

Songwriter, producer, director, entrepreneur, and founder of Motown Berry Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his unparalleled contribution to music, film and popular culture, while legendary actress Angela Bassett will receive the Career Achievement Award for her extraordinary career and her recent role as Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Studios film, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Actor, producer and director Michael B. Jordan will receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contribution to the industry and in celebration of his directorial debut with the United Artists Releasing film, “Creed III.” In addition to directing the film, he reprises his role as Adonis Creed, as well as produces under his Outlier Society production banner.

Grammy Award winning musician, multi-platinum recording artist and actor Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi will be honored with the Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix television event, “Entergalactic,” which he also created.

The Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will also honor the following:

Actor Nicco Annan will receive the Actor Award for Television for his role as Uncle Clifford on the STARZ hit series, “P-Valley.”

Writer and director Elegance Bratton will accept the Social Justice Award for his inspiring work on the A24 film, “The Inspection.”

Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and actress, Quinta Brunson will be presented with the Actress Award for Television for her role as Janine Teagues on ABC’s hit series, “Abbott Elementary,” which she created and also executive produces.

Actress Danielle Deadwyler will be honored with the Actress Award for Film for her role as Mamie Till-Mobley in the Orion Pictures and United Artists Releasing film, “Till.”

Actress and comedian Ayo Edebiri will receive the Rising Star Award presented by IMDbPro for her role as Sydney Adamu on the FX series, “The Bear.”

Actor Brian Tyree Henry will be awarded with the Supporting Actor Award for his performance as James Aucoin in Apple Original Films and A24’s, “Causeway.”

Actor Quincy Isaiah will also accept the Rising Star Award presented by IMDbPro for his role as Magic Johnson on the HBO Original series, “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” which is streaming on HBO Max.

Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award nominated Jonathan Majors will be presented with the Actor Award for Film for his role as Jesse Brown in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media aerial war epic, “Devotion.”

The Director Award for Film will be awarded to director Gina Prince-Bythewood for her work on TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One's critically-acclaimed, “The Woman King.”

Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu will accept the Breakthrough Film Award for the Amazon Studios and Blumhouse film, “Nanny.”

The Ensemble Award will be presented to the cast of ABC’s sitcom, “The Wonder Years,” Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O'Neil, and Milan Ray.

“It has truly been a year to celebrate,” said CCA Board Member Shawn Edwards, Executive Producer of the event. “The unprecedented amount of content about the Black experience on film and television made it very difficult to choose our honorees for this milestone year. And our special Icon Award honoree, Berry Gordy, pushed open a heavy door during the 70s and 80s through his Motown Productions with a string of movies and TV series that helped pave the way for future Black storytellers.”

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television will be televised on KTLA in January and shown nationwide on Nexstar stations throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.

The Show is produced by Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.

Event sponsors include: Delta Air Lines, Fairmont Century Plaza, GreenSlate, IMDbPro, McBride Sisters Wine Company; Milagro Tequila, and NEP Sweetwater. Event partners are Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Sunkist Growers.

ABOUT THE CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION (CCA):

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing nearly 600 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content.

For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

Editor’s Note: Pictured from Left to Right: Berry Gordy, Angela Bassett, Nicco Annan, Quinta Brunson, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi, Gina Prince-Bythewood).

Information used in this report obtained from the Critics Choice Association (CCA) publicity department.


BLACK PANTHER PREMIERE IN LAGOS By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

MARVEL STUDIOS’ “BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER” IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated feature film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” made its official African premiere last week at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria.

Director Ryan Coogler was joined by the film's stars: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Tenoch Huerta Mejía, along with local musicians featured in the film, dignitaries, and other special guests for the Black-Carpet Premiere event.

In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore and opens in theaters Nov. 11.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” remains the No. 1 film of all time in both East and West Africa.

Editor's Note: Information used in this report obtained from Marvel/Disney Studios.


CHELSEA HANDLER HOSTS CCAS By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

CHELSEA HANDLER TO HOST THE 28TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS JANUARY 15, 2023

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced that comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate Chelsea Handler will host the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on January 15, 2023. The event will air live from 7 to 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on The CW from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Handler’s humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated "Chelsea Lately," a tenure during which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she launched her documentary series "Chelsea Does" followed by her talk show "Chelsea on Netflix in 2016."

As an author, she has penned six New York Times best-selling books, including 2019’s “Life Will Be the Death of Me,” which is also being adapted into a TV series for Peacock under her production banner, Chelsea Handler Productions. Handler will executive produce and star in the show.

In 2020, Handler released her first stand-up special in over 6 years, the critically acclaimed "Chelsea Handler: Evolution" on HBO Max, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Most recently, she launched her iHeartRadio advice podcast, "Dear Chelsea," and embarked on the "Vaccinated and Horny Tour" bringing her sensational stand-up set to 80+ cities across North America and winning “The Comedy Act of 2021” at the People’s Choice Awards.

“We are thrilled to have Chelsea Handler joining us at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “We all know and love her work as a standup comedian, a best-selling author, a podcast host, and actress - and now as host of the Critics Choice Awards! I know this will be the best year yet and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store.”

The Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement and will continue its combined film and television awards format honoring the best in cinematic, televised, and streaming achievement. Historically, they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations. The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be executive-produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The CCA is represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

This year, the Critics Choice Association will also hold the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television on December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, the 2nd annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television on November 13, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel and the inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema & Television on November 4, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel.

Editor's Note:Follow the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards. Join the conversation using #CriticsChoiceAwards.

ABOUT THE CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION:

The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content.

For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

ABOUT THE CW NETWORK:

The CW Television Network launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, offering 14 hours of primetime programming, Monday through Sunday 8-10 p.m. (ET/PT). The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform, and CWTV.com.

Additionally, The CW broadcasts a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network CW Seed launched in 2013 and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series.

For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

Editor's Note: Information used in this report obtained from the CW Network.