Needle In A Timestack

Release Date:
10/15/21, In Theaters – Limited & VOD; 10/19/21, DVD
Genre:  Sci-Fi
Rating:  R
Director:  John Ridley
Studio(s):  BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Ember20, Montana North Media, Lionsgate
Cast:  Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto

Story:  Love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? in this gripping, near-future love story directed by Oscar winner John Ridley, Nick and Janine live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend.  As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto — or let go of — everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion?

The film was adapted by Ridley from a short story by Robert Silverberg, an author who has been inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and has won the Hugo and Nebula (awards dedicated to sci-fi literary work) multiple times.  Needle in a Timestack was announced back in 2017, and according to Silverberg, went through a long post-production phase. It is set to premiere on digital, VOD, and in limited theaters on October 15. Blu-ray and DVD editions hit shelves just a few days later, on October 19. Sources:;

One Night In Miami

Release Date:  12/25/20; In Theaters, Limited; 1/15/21; Amazon Prime (Original Release – 9/7/20; Venice Film Festival)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  R
Director:  Regina King
Studio(s):  ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment, Amazon Studios
Running Time:  110 mins.

Cast:  Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X; Eli Goree as Muhammad Ali; Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown; Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke; Lance Reddick as Brother Kareem; Nicolette Robinson as Barbara Cooke; Michael Imperioli as Angelo Dundee; Beau Bridges as Mr. Carlton; Marisa Miller; Joaquina Kalukango as Betty Shabaz; Jerome A. Wilson as Elijah Muhammad; Amondre D. Jackson as L.C. Cooke; Aaron D. Alexander as Sonny Liston; Christian Magby as Jamaal; Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Drew Bundini Brown; Jeremy Pope as Jackie Wilson; Christopher Gorham as Johnny Carson.

Story:  Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) (played by Eli Goree) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay – unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws – instead spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically black neighborhoods celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X (played by Kingsley Ben-Adir), singer Sam Cooke (played by Leslie Odom Jr.) and football star Jim Brown (played by Aldis Hodge). The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their people.  Source:  IMDB.