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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Paris Jackson And More Celebrated The Premiere Of Their Hit Movie, “GRINGO!”

11 Mar

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You know what they say, “Things are not always what they seem to be,” and for businessman Harold Soyinka, that statement definitely stands true. What seemed like a normal business trip to Mexico ended up being one of the craziest whirlwinds ever for Harold Soyinka, played by the incredibly talented David Oyelowo in the highly-acclaimed and hit movie, GRINGO. Having to deal with corrupt and manipulative co-workers and finding himself stuck in between notorious drug lords and the DEA, the hilarious film, GRINGO has all of the chaos, comedy and action-packed moments that together make one film that will keep everyone at the edge of their seats watching.

In addition to all of the adrenaline-filled scenes, the never-ending amount of crazy escapades and the exceptional stunts and cinematography, GRINGO‘s all-star and renowned cast just adds onto the many reasons why everyone is yearning to watch this enjoyable film. Starring in the remarkable movie is David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley and Yul Vazquez. GRINGO is directed by Nash Edgerton. The movie does an extraordinary job bringing all viewers on this hectic journey as Harold Soyinka experiences a series of unfortunate events.

A terrific and special day took place on March 6, 2018 as celebrities and stars of the movie celebrated the premiere of GRINGO. Cast-members of the movie including Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Paris Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Harry Treadaway, Joel Edgerton and director Nash Edgerton were all in attendance at the premiere to see their incredible, hard-work pay off on the big screen. Other fantastic celebrities including Lupita Nyong’o, Prince Jackson, RJ Mitte, Johnathan Fernandez and many others had a brilliant time at the phenomenal premiere.

The premiere of GRINGO was truly the trending topic on all social media networks and all over Hollywood and how could it not be?! With a cast featuring some of the most profound and consummate actors and actresses in the industry, a thrilling storyline and an endless amount of riotous and super funny scenes – GRINGO is a movie that everyone is going to be rushing to the movie theater to see.

After the spectacular premiere of the movie, a wonderful after-party took place at The Mayan. The amazing after-party was an absolute blast. The venue was stupendous and the after-party had some of the most scrumptious and mouth-watering Mexican treats. From tacos to some of the most delicious churros you will ever taste, to beef skewers and beyond – the GRINGO after-party had some of the best treats that any after-party has ever had. In addition, there was even a special menu of drinks and cocktails that were inspired off of GRINGO. There were also performances by mariachi bands and Mexican dancers. Needless to say, the after-party was tons of fun and it continued the high-energy vibes that the movie has.

 

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a marvelous time attending the GRINGO premiere and after-party. If you want to see a movie that will have you laughing from start to finish (and even after that) along with tons of jaw-dropping moments, then GRINGO is the film you need to see right now.

Check out some more pictures below from the premiere of GRINGO and be sure to see this awesome movie out in theaters now!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Neel Sethi Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards!

22 Mar

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It’s a movie that made box-office history and was a massive success in the movie theaters. It’s a film that left all viewers absolutely and completely mesmerized and showcased some of the most brilliant art, special effects, and terrific acting. It’s the movie that put a phenomenal twist to a classic story and it’s none other than, The Jungle Book. As soon as The Jungle Book made its way to theaters, everyone couldn’t help but rave over this masterpiece of a film. The movie stars an all-star cast of consummate actors and actresses including Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, and many more, and one actor who truly stood out in the film is the outstanding Neel Sethi, who took on the role of Mowgli in the film. Out of thousands and thousands of kids who auditioned for the renowned role, Neel Sethi’s wonderful and unique talent landed him the sensational part. Neel Sethi did such a superb and spectacular job in the film and he has truly established himself as one exceptional actor with an acting gift like no other. Neel Sethi allowed us all to join Mowgli and his exciting journey and we all were at the edge of our seats watching the marvelous film. Neel Sethi is truly a star and there is a lot more magnificent successes bound to come his way.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering and attending the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards again and had a fantastic time interviewing the talented Neel Sethi at the event. Neel Sethi dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like working on set of The Jungle Book, who he would have liked to see slimed at the Kids’ Choice Awards, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Neel Sethi even sent out one awesome message to all of his fans – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the fun interview, Neel!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the extraordinary Neel Sethi at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards below!

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Article: Disney Showcases Live Action Slate Along With Marvel Studios And LucasFilm At The D23 Expo!

18 Aug

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Photo Credits: Disney Press Release / Jesse Grant – Getty Image

Disney, Marvel Studios and LucasFilms all together on one stage?! Well, it only happens at one place – the renowned and prestigious D23 Expo which made magical, legendary memories happen right in front of the eyes of attendees, stars and filmmakers. On August 15, 2015 – the second day of the ultimate Disney fan event, Disney showcased its live action slate giving fans an inside look on exciting details and information about upcoming live action films. Along to bring out the extraordinary news was Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production who accompanied Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn who hosted the event.

According to the press release, “It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 EXPO.”

Missed out on the remarkable event? No worries! You can read a recap of the exceptional presentation below via the official press release.

Also, check out some pictures below from Disney, Marvel Studios and LucasFilms’ showcase of the live action slate!

  • Kevin Feige led off with a glimpse into the world of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,featuring  a video greeting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the title character, followed by a pre-production piece that offered fans a taste of the look and feel of the upcoming  film, opening in U.S. theaters on October 26, 2016.

 

  • Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”marched into D23 EXPO with an introduction by its producer, Kevin Feige. To the delight of the audience, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie showed up on stage to help Feige show never-seen-before footage from the movie. Before the footage rolled, Feige revealed that there was a special “Easter egg” for fans to find: it was aptly a nod to D23 EXPO.

 

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

 

The movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Tom Holland, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serve as executive producers and the screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2016.

 

  • Sean Bailey took the stage to introduce the first film in the Disney live-action lineup, “The Finest Hours,which is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Chris Pine, who plays Bernie Webber, the captain of the rescue boat, joined Bailey on stage to give fans a peak at the heroic action-thriller.

 

Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and also stars Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana, transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.

 

“The Finest Hours” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero and Doug Merrifield is the executive producer. The film is based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman and the screenplay is by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.  “The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016.

 

  • After an introduction by Sean Bailey, Jon Favreau, director of Disney’s upcoming “The Jungle Book,welcomed to the stage newcomer Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of candidates to play man-cub Mowgli; plus Oscar® winners Ben Kingsley, who helps bring panther-turned-mentor Bagheera to life, and Lupita Nyong’o, who lends her voice to the protective mother wolf Raksha. Favreau treated fans to a sneak peek of footage from the film, and each guest received a copy of the dramatic teaser poster following the presentation. The all-new, live-action epic adventure showcases Mowgli’s journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

 

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s 1967 animated classic, the film features state-of the-art technology that immerses audiences in the lush world like never before. “The Jungle Book” also features the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken. Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor produce and the screenplay is by Justin Marks. “The Jungle Book” hits theaters in stunning 3D and IMAX 3D on April 15, 2016.

 

  • Bailey welcomedMia Wasikowska to the stage, where she thrilled fans with a preview of the all-new spectacular adventure, “Alice Through the Looking Glass, featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories. Director James Bobin brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” in which Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. The film, which once again features Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, introduces several new characters as well: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father, and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

 

Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd, and Tim Burton produce and John G. Scotti is the executive producer. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

 

In addition to attending the film’s presentation in Hall D23 at the Convention Center, fans had the opportunity to transform themselves into their favorite characters from Underland with an interactive experience, Travel Through the Looking Glass. By means of a first-to-market face-tracking application, D23 EXPO participants entering one of four photo booths located on the show floor were able to become the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, the White Rabbit or the Cheshire Cat with full digital-makeup and cinematic 3D objects seamlessly—and instantly—applied to their reflections, and in real time. They were then emailed a 10-second video and still image, which they could share on their favorite social media platforms.

 

  • Bryce Dallas Howard joined Bailey on stage to talk about her starring role in “Pete’s Dragon,a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film. The heartwarming adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon, “Pete’s Dragon” is directed by David Lowery, produced by Jim Whitaker, and executive-produced by Barrie Osborne, and also stars Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

 

  • Bailey, with the help of Lupita Nyong’o, introduced the crowd to the upcoming film “Queen of Katwe,”which is based on the inspirational true story of a girl from the poverty-stricken slums of rural Uganda who dreams of becoming a champion chess player. Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” stars Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and newcomer Medina Nalwanga.

 

  • Baileynext presented “Beauty and the Beast,” including a musical greeting from stars Emma Watson, Josh Gad and Luke Evans—sent from the London set where they are currently filming. The live-action musical, a retelling of the studio’s animated classic, stars Watson,  Dan Stevens, Evans, Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald and newcomer Nathan Mack. The film is directed by Bill Condon.  Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated classic, provides the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Tim Rice, as well as several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

 

  • A surprise visit by Johnny Depp, who showed up on stage completely decked out as Captain Jack Sparrow, brought down the house and thrilled fansat Sean Bailey’s presentation of the next exciting film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean “ franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”  

 

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him.  Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

 

The film is directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning and stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor serve as executive producers. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” releases in U.S. theaters on July 7, 2017.

 

  • Alan Horn took the stage again to present the Lucasfilm slate and timeline to the D23 EXPO fans.  Horn told the audience that there were only 124 days to the release of Episode VII, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” on December 18, 2015and added that there have been record-breaking trailer views and fantastic fan response. Touching on “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” Horn reminded the audience that Rian Johnson will be directing the film slated for release on May 26, 2017. Then in a surprise announcement, Horn informed everyone that Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) has signed on to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is scheduled for release in 2019.

 

Moving on to the new Star Wars stories series, Horn touched on the “Untitled Han Solo” stand-alone film, slated for release onMay 25, 2018 by reminding everyone that it  will be directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord, with Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan writing the screenplay.

 

  • Horn then took the audience by surprise, announcing the cast for “Rogue One,” the first of the standalone Star Warsstories to hit the big screen, which has commenced principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

 

The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award® for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar®-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy® for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring  in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning “Let the Bullets Fly” and “Devils on the Doorstep”; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and winner of an Academy Award® for his leading role in 2006’s “The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in “The Hunt” and was the memorable villain from 2006’s “Casino Royale”;  Alan Tudyk,  who plays a performance-capture character in “Rogue One,” stars in the soon-to-be-released “Con Man” series and “Trumbo,” which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in “Nightcrawler” and starred in the BAFTA-winning film “Four Lions.”

 

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ended thelive-action presentation with a bang as J.J. Abrams  introduced stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o. The crowd cheered when John Boyega announced that everyone there would get a Drew Struzan D23 EXPO commemorative poster to take home. Thenin a bringing-down-the house surprise moment, Harrison Ford, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, joined Abrams on stage to wild applause.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan.  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015. “

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