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All posts by Nick Poulimenakos

Nick Poulimenakos is the Editor-In-Chief of Talkies Network and reports on the film and television industry. He studies management/marketing at the University of Toronto and is a self proclaimed movie /T.V show/comic book know it all.

Taika Waititi Set to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

Before showcasing his newest original film to Canadian audiences, Taika Waititi will recognized by TIFF for his achievements in directing. Today, Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award honours a ...

Universal Orlando Announces Fourth Theme Park: Epic Universe

After much speculation, Universal Orlando has officially announced its fourth theme park: Epic Universe. The company revealed Wednesday that "Universal’s Epic Universe" is currently under construction. Officials from Universal Orlando said it will introduce an “entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment” when it opens. The exact timeline for the park ...

Netflix Announces August Release for ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 3, Reveals a Major Character Death

Yup... it's back... and now it's a murder mystery! Netflix announced today that 13 Reasons Why season 3 will premiere on August 23. The season comes more than a year after the divided and controversial second season, which saw the show take a more shock value approach over fleshing out the story. The streaming giant ...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Directors Reveal Why “Dear Mr. Fantasy” Was Chosen Over Marvel Fanfare

Flashback to April 26, 2019. After a year-long wait, Avengers: Endgame finally hits theatres, bringing a 22 film arc to a stunning conclusion. Unlike almost every other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Endgame doesn't play the classic Marvel fanfare during the opening title card. Instead, Traffic's song "Dear Mr. Fantasy" plays, setting up the scene ...

TIFF 2019: Ellen Page’s Racism Doc, Imogen Poots’ ‘Castle in the Ground,’ Join Canadian Slate

Today, officials from the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its Canadian film lineup, including world premieres for films by Ellen Page, Joey Kline, Amy Jo Johnson and Jeff Barnaby. Page and Gaycation co-host Ian Daniel's doc, There's Something in the Water, will feature in the TIFF Docs slot. The film follows environmental racism towards indigenous ...

Amazon Teams with Viola Davis for ‘Fast Color’ Series

The story of three generations of black women with superpowers is being turned into a TV series at Amazon. Deadline is reporting that Amazon has partnered with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions to develop a TV series based on the 2019 film, Fast Color. The critically acclaimed film was unable to generate enough interest to warrant ...

Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ Will Make their Show Floor Debuts at Disney’s D23 Expo

Following their momentous announcement of the Disney+ streaming service, Disney has taken their time revealing info regarding their three platforms. Along with Disney+, the mouse house owns Hulu and ESPN+, giving them a stronghold on a market they haven't really entered yet. The wait for new info however, has come to an end. Disney announced ...

Jason Momoa to Produce & Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Sweet Girl’

DC's Auqaman has found his next project, and it marks a return to grittier projects. Netflix announced today that it has tapped Jason Momoa to produce and star in their upcoming revenge thriller Sweet Girl. Momoa will portray a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also ...

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to Premiere at 2019 New York Film Festival

Could Martin Scorsese have yet another crime classic on his hands? We'll find out sooner rather than later, as it was announced today that his next film, The Irishman, will hold its world premiere at 2019's New York Film Festival. The film will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year. The ...

‘Friends’ Pop-Up Experience Opening in NYC in Celebration of the Series’ 25th Anniversary

Get ready Friends fans, because the series is no longer on a break! “The One with the Pop-Up” is here! It’s been 25 years since viewers met Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe, so set your calendar back to 1994 and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience ...

Andy Serkis has Met with Sony about Directing ‘Venom 2’

Talk about an out-of-left-field pick. Andy Serkis has reportedly met with Sony Pictures about directing Venom 2. The first Venom was directed by Ruben Fleischer but is not returning. Serkis flew to Los Angeles for meetings set by Sony brass earlier this week. He is one of several filmmakers in the mix, sources say, as Sony carefully weighs who ...

‘Aladdin’ Takes a Magic Carpet Ride to $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

Just like that, Disney has cast yet another globally successful spell. Add Aladdin to the list of billion-dollar earners at this year's global box office. The remake of the 1992 animated classic  crossed $1 billion today after finishing Thursday with a North American total of $343.1 million and $656.2 million overseas, and will reach the coveted box ...

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