Friday, July 19, 2019

Daytime Beauty Awards To Honor Tommy Chong With The Zen Award

The 2nd annual Daytime Beauty Awards, founded by LATF USA's publisher, Michele Elyzabeth, will take place on Friday, September 20th, 2019  at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.

The Daytime Beauty Awards, which recognizes Science behind Beauty, will honor the ‘Godfather’ of cannabis, Tommy Chong with The Zen Award for his advocacy, contributions to the industry and Chong’s Choice product line.

The Daytime Beauty Awards places the spotlight on health & wellness professionals in: Dentistry, Medicine, Health & Fitness, Aesthetics, Skincare, Color & Styling, Cannabis, Beauty Innovation and more. The luncheon will benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Other honorees to follow shortly.

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Tommy Chong in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Jay and Silent Bob are getting rebooted, this time for a sequel to a spinoff in Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” of which Smith shared the trailer for his new film at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

The self-referential movie and finds the two lovable slackers and stoners trying to stop another remake of one of their own comics from happening…again.

This time though, the duo are fathers. As they set off on the road to Hollywood again, Mewes’s character meets his old fling and his love child named Millennium Falcon (Harley Quinn Smith). She’s even got her own silent best friend.

Also Read: 'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Joins Kevin Smith's 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot'

“Can you take us to Hollywood with you,” Falcon asks. “Either you take us to Hollywood, or I stab you both to death on my own f—ing front lawn.”

There’s a bunch of celebrity cameos, including Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Tommy Chong, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson and many more. Smith announced on Instagram Thursday that Melissa Benoist, who he directed in “Supergirl,” was joining the project as the superhero of the rebooted take on Jay and Silent Bob’s comic “Bluntman and Chronic,” with Benoist playing a female version of Chronic.

“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” opens in theaters from Saban Films and Fathom Events on Oct. 15. The film will play in 600 theaters nationwide starting at 7 p.m. local time and will be accompanied by a video message from Smith and Mewes. Fathom Events will also host a double feature of both Miramax’s “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and the new film on Oct. 17.

Also Read: Kevin Smith to Perform Live Reading of Unmade 'Clerks III' Script

After its initial release, Smith and Mewes will kick off the “Reboot Roadshow,” hosting screenings of the film followed by an in-person Q&A with the stars. The tour kicks off in Chicago on Oct. 20, and you can find more information about the tour here.

Smith wrote and directed “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” Liz Destro and Smodco’s Jordan Monsanto produced.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

San Antonio Film Festival Honors Cybill Shepherd, Cheech Marin & Jackie Earle Haley at 25th Anniversary

SAN ANTONO, TX (July 9, 2019) SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival announced the official selections for the 25th Anniversary celebration at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, July 30 – August 4, honoring SILVER Screen Legends: Cybill Shepherd, Cheech Marin & Jackie Earle Haley. In addition to over 100 short, documentary and feature length films from around the world, the 2019 Festival will also feature FREE Hollywood Insider panels, celebrity meet & greets, filmmaker socials, exclusive after parties, awards ceremony & more!

To kick-off six-days of SILVER Anniversary festivities, SAFILM partners with the city of San Antonio, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for Little Bites: SAFILM Food Film Festival on Tuesday, July 30 at the Culinary Institute of America.

The red carpet rolls out Opening Night, Wednesday, July 31 for actor Alex Wolff’s (Hereditary, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) directorial debut and the U.S. Premiere of THE CAT AND THE MOON, starring Wolff, Skyler Gisondo, Mike Epps and Stefania LaVie Owen. Alex Wolff is confirmed to attend. Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong) will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Gary Gibbs, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Texas Commission on the Arts, followed by THE CHEECH, short documentary exploring Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement. THE MARGARITA MAN, directed by Daniel Ramos, will also screen, starring Pepe Serna, Danny Trejo and Jesse Borrego.

2019 Festival Spotlight Films  include:

I AM PATRICK SWAYZE, World Premiere, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and produced by Network Entertainment’s award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray, starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Don Swayze and Lisa Niemi. Director Adrian Buitenhuis, Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi & member of the cast are scheduled to attend for Q&A post-screening

  • BEING ROSE starring Cybill Shepherd, recipient of the 2019 Marcia Nasatir Award, confirmed to attend
  • THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, San Antonio Premiere, starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, John Hawkes and Thomas Haden Church
  • LITTLE CHILDREN, retrospective screening with Legacy Award recipient, Jackie Earle Haley
  • STUNTWOMEN: THE HOLLYWOOD UNTOLD STORY, World Premiere, directed by April Wright producer Marion Rosenberg (The Deer Hunter, Revolutionary Road) both confirmed to attend, starring Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Bell, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Jesse Graff, Amy Johnston
  • TEENAGE GIRL: VALERIE’S HOLIDAY, World Premiere, starring local San Antonio break-out stars: Valeria Jauregui(Deputy TV series) and Paulina Chavez (Netflix series: The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia)
  • ERNIE & JOE documentary by Jennifer McShane, following two San Antonio Texas Police officers fighting mental health, one 911 call at a time.

“We’ve been watching movies now for 25 years!” exclaims Adam Rocha, Founder and Executive Director of SAFILM. “What an incredible feeling to head into this milestone year and reflect on how far we’ve come,“ reminisces Rocha, who spends his festival off-season educating high school students in film & media production. “We started out as this underground, indie-movie night that has grown into a weeklong red carpet event. Now we have Hollywood A-listers sharing their expertise with the next generation of filmmakers, right here in San Antonio.”

SAFILM brings back the FREE Hollywood Insider Series featuring top professionals and experts in the film business. Scheduled to attend are San Antonio native, Studio Executive & Hollywood Producer, Marcia Nasatir (The Big Chill, Rocky, Apocalypse Now); Davy Liu, Animator for Disney’s The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast; Director and Editor Anne Goursaud(known as Editor: The Outsiders, Bram Stoker’s Dracula); and A.P. Gonzalez, UCLA Film Professor and Writer/Director (The Wetback, Clay Farmers).

All-Access VIP badges are now available for purchase at Individual movie tickets will go on sale July 17. For the full schedule of events:

Richard "Cheech Marin" Turns 73

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 73 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.