• [NEWS] "The Obituary of Tunde Johnson" video clip (time-loop drama)

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films, rec.arts.sf.movies on Sat Feb 27 09:14:19 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films


    Not really "sci-fi" other than having a time-loop ... plus

    "tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction."

    so sounds like it's incredibly tedious garbage anyway.


    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Exclusive The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Clip
    From Stanley Kalu's Timely Drama
    --------------------------------------------
    ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip from the new drama
    The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, available now on PVOD and
    Digital from Wolfe Releasing. You can check out the clip
    in the player below!

    Video Clip: (2mins 2secs)

    <https://springboardplatform.com/storage/comingsoon.net/conversion/1746309.mp4>


    This timely film is directed by Ali LeRoi from a
    screenplay written by Stanley Kalu and stars Steven
    Silver (13 Reasons Why), Spencer Neville (Ozark), and
    Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction). It
    follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teen (Silver) who
    is pulled over by police, shot to death, and immediately
    awakens - reliving the same day over and over, trapped
    in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront
    difficult truths about his life and himself. The film
    tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction.

    Written four years ago by Nigerian-born Stanley Kalu
    when he was a student at USC, the screenplay for
    The Obituary of Tunde Johnson was the winner of 2018
    THE LAUNCH: Million Dollar Screenplay Competition
    co-founded by producers Zachary Green and Jason Shuman,
    to find the next generation of great screenwriters from
    around the world. Winning the competition came with a
    $50,000 education grant, literary representation, and
    the promise his screenplay would be produced as a
    feature film with a budget of at least $1 million. Kalu
    was announced the winner on August 8th, 2018, and
    principal photography started on October 25th, 2018.

    This bold, piercing drama had its World Premiere at the
    2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September
    2019, was one of eight films awarded the prestigious
    Next Wave designation, opened the Austin Film Festival
    a month later, and won the Audience Award for the best
    Debut Narrative Feature at the 2020 L.A. Outfest.
    Produced by Zachary Green p.g.a., Jason Shuman p.g.a.,
    Chuck Bond, and Marni Bond, The Obituary of Tunde
    Johnson is the directorial feature debut for LeRoi and
    feature screenplay debut for Kalu.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/1164952-exclusive-the-obituary-of-tunde-johnson-clip>




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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sat Feb 27 09:18:21 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:14:19 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:

    Not really "sci-fi" other than having a time-loop ... plus

    Hey, it worked for /Groundhog Day/ and at least two other films (title
    was something like "Happy Death Day"), so why not here?

    "tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction."

    so sounds like it's incredibly tedious garbage anyway.

    Depends on how well it is done.

    The other two films mentioned above had some very funny and creative
    death scenes.

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Exclusive The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Clip
    From Stanley Kalu's Timely Drama
    --------------------------------------------
    ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip from the new drama
    The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, available now on PVOD and
    Digital from Wolfe Releasing. You can check out the clip
    in the player below!

    Video Clip: (2mins 2secs)

    <https://springboardplatform.com/storage/comingsoon.net/conversion/1746309.mp4>


    This timely film is directed by Ali LeRoi from a
    screenplay written by Stanley Kalu and stars Steven
    Silver (13 Reasons Why), Spencer Neville (Ozark), and
    Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction). It
    follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teen (Silver) who
    is pulled over by police, shot to death, and immediately
    awakens - reliving the same day over and over, trapped
    in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront
    difficult truths about his life and himself. The film
    tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction.

    Written four years ago by Nigerian-born Stanley Kalu
    when he was a student at USC, the screenplay for
    The Obituary of Tunde Johnson was the winner of 2018
    THE LAUNCH: Million Dollar Screenplay Competition
    co-founded by producers Zachary Green and Jason Shuman,
    to find the next generation of great screenwriters from
    around the world. Winning the competition came with a
    $50,000 education grant, literary representation, and
    the promise his screenplay would be produced as a
    feature film with a budget of at least $1 million. Kalu
    was announced the winner on August 8th, 2018, and
    principal photography started on October 25th, 2018.

    This bold, piercing drama had its World Premiere at the
    2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September
    2019, was one of eight films awarded the prestigious
    Next Wave designation, opened the Austin Film Festival
    a month later, and won the Audience Award for the best
    Debut Narrative Feature at the 2020 L.A. Outfest.
    Produced by Zachary Green p.g.a., Jason Shuman p.g.a.,
    Chuck Bond, and Marni Bond, The Obituary of Tunde
    Johnson is the directorial feature debut for LeRoi and
    feature screenplay debut for Kalu.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/1164952-exclusive-the-obituary-of-tunde-johnson-clip>



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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun Feb 28 08:01:49 2021
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    On 2021-02-27 17:18:21 +0000, Paul S Person said:
    On Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:14:19 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:

    Not really "sci-fi" other than having a time-loop ... plus

    Hey, it worked for /Groundhog Day/ and at least two other films (title
    was something like "Happy Death Day"), so why not here?

    There are a lot more than two time loop movies, and even more if you
    add in TV show episodes.



    "tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction."

    so sounds like it's incredibly tedious garbage anyway.

    Depends on how well it is done.

    Because obviously there isn't already enough "Politically Correct"
    garbage in real life, so we need it be continually shovelled at us as
    movie main themes as well ... nope! It's tediuous nonsense. :-\



    The other two films mentioned above had some very funny and creative
    death scenes.


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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun Feb 28 09:07:09 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 08:01:49 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:

    On 2021-02-27 17:18:21 +0000, Paul S Person said:
    On Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:14:19 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:

    Not really "sci-fi" other than having a time-loop ... plus

    Hey, it worked for /Groundhog Day/ and at least two other films (title
    was something like "Happy Death Day"), so why not here?

    There are a lot more than two time loop movies, and even more if you
    add in TV show episodes.

    But did it /work/ for them?

    I wouldn't know, BTW, it's n

    "tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society
    including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance,
    mental health, and addiction."

    so sounds like it's incredibly tedious garbage anyway.

    Depends on how well it is done.

    Because obviously there isn't already enough "Politically Correct"
    garbage in real life, so we need it be continually shovelled at us as
    movie main themes as well ... nope! It's tediuous nonsense. :-\

    Ah. Your objection is /political/, not /artistic/.

    Never mind.

    The other two films mentioned above had some very funny and creative
    death scenes.

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    "I begin to envy Petronius."
    "I have envied him long since."
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