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  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Shares Letter Sent to Coldplay for ‘Yellow’ Permission

    08/19/2018 11:59:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 19, 2018 | Ilana Kaplan
    Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shared the note he sent Coldplay requesting the licensing rights for their 2000 hit “Yellow.” Coldplay initially rejected Chu’s request, and the film’s studio Warner Bros. remained concerned that the song’s title and placement in the romantic comedy would be problematic (yellow is a derogatory term against Asians), but Chu wanted to use the song to reclaim the word. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.” But Chu didn’t give up. Instead he wrote a...
  • Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

    08/18/2018 5:34:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Tessa Wong
    With its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors attempt to make themselves look Asian. But like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the film - might the weight of it all prove too much?
  • New film ‘Gosnell’ details life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer)

    08/16/2018 6:26:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/16/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: New film ‘Gosnell’ reveals in shocking detail life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer) Mass Murder: As the Left screams for more gun control following incidents of mass shootings, they are hypocritically silent when it comes to another mass murder — Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the killer who ran a multi-million dollar abortion clinic for decades in West Philadelphia. But now a new film is set to hit theaters Oct. 12 that provides all the shocking details surrounding Gosnell’s grotesque ‘practice,’ which included murdering at least seven babies who were born alive — and possibly hundreds more.
  • Filmmaker Tony Kaye Casts Robot As Lead Actor In Next Feature

    08/15/2018 2:06:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka
    As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born. Unlike Robin Williams’ 1999 film Bicentennial Man or the Steven Spielberg-directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. The idea, which originated from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze, is to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favor of...
  • D'Souza's Death of a Nation has provoked prog critics' outrage: The Left Can't Handle the Truth

    08/09/2018 9:59:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Unsurprisingly, Dinesh D'Souza's film Death of a Nation has made the loud voices on the left stark raving mad.  A perfect example is the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.  The eleven critics gave the film a zero.  The voting audience gave it 90% approval.  The same is true at all the typically left-wing sites that review films.   Source: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/death_of_a_nationThe Hollywood Reporter reviewer, Frank Scheck, was apoplectic.  He does not bother to provide any countervailing facts.  He cannot.  D'Souza's history is accurate.  But reviewers like Scheck are so committed to the lies they have been taught in college, or maybe J-school, for forty years that they leap to histrionic attacks on the...
  • Transgender Actors Roundtable: Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono and More on Hollywood Discrimination

    08/07/2018 8:30:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | August 6, 2018 | Ramin Seetoodeh
    As a transgender woman, Trace Lysette had watched from the sidelines as actors like Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Matt Bomer (“Anything”) played members of her community on the big and small screen. When news hit last month that Scarlett Johansson would portray a transgender man in the biopic “Rub and Tug,” she could no longer stay quiet. Since the “Transparent” actress wasn’t getting opportunities to audition for cisgender (non-transgender) roles, she argued on Twitter that the industry should at least allow transgender actors to play what they know.
  • Dinesh D’Souza on His Provocative New Film, Death of a Nation

    08/03/2018 4:36:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Now, we are happy to welcome back to the program Dinesh D’Souza. His new movie is opening in a thousand theaters tonight. It is Death of a Nation. You’ve had a lot of success with your previous movies. Have you ever opened on a thousand screens? D’SOUZA: Uh, Rush, no. In the past, we’ve tended to open on limited screens and then spread out to more screens, so we do these pre-screenings to get us set up. But this time we decided to go for it, a thousand theaters nationwide and DeathOfaNationMovie.com is the way to find out where...
  • Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: 'Impeach Trump!'

    07/21/2018 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Ew ^ | 7/21/18 | J Hibberd
    ....When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room....
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Movies That Are 30 Years Old This Year

    06/26/2018 4:02:40 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 June 2018 | Twitter
    Die Hard Cocktail Working Girl Big Beetlejuice Coming to America Rain Man They Live Rambo III The Accused The Naked Gun Who Framed Roger Rabbit Twins Bloodsport Colors Young Guns Willow Scrooged
  • What if Star Wars never happened?

    06/09/2018 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 102 replies
    Polygon ^ | 06/07/18 | Kevin Lincoln
    Imagining a world where George Lucas’ space fantasy didn’t revolutionize Hollywood Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from...
  • Box Office: ‘Solo’ Is Officially a Disaster as Media Cover Up Why

    06/02/2018 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/18 | John Nolte
    With no serious competition opening at the box office, Solo has officially collapsed with a catastrophic -68 percent drop in its second weekend. After grossing a measly (we are talking about a Star Wars movie here) $82 million in its debut weekend, Solo bottomed out in week two with just $28 million. How bad is that? In its second weekend, The Force Awakens was grossing $50 million A DAY. The Last Jedi grossed $70 million. Rogue One grossed $55 million. In worse news, Solo is by far the most expensive Star Wars movie produced yet, with a reported price tag...
  • Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best

    05/31/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2018 | Durbania
    Now that I've had time to think about Solo: A Star Wars Story, it's time to rank all 10 live action Star Wars movies worst to best. How would you rank the Star Wars movies?
  • Betty Mahmoody's Dangerous Escape From Iran [Video Interview]

    05/23/2018 10:51:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/4/16 | Quest TV
    In 1986, Sayed Mahmoody took his wife Betty and their young daughter to Iran. In Iran, Betty and her daughter were held prisoner in the family home. Eventually, Betty decided it was time to escape.
  • Grooming Alert: Do Not Take Your Kids to the Show Dogs Movie

    05/21/2018 10:53:12 PM PDT · by FrogMom · 43 replies
    For Every Mom ^ | 5-21-2018 | Jenny Rapson
    I’m usually very up on the kids movies that are coming out because I love to review movies in this online space for parents, but the past few weeks have been mind-bendingly busy for my family, and I completely missed that a new kids movie called Show Dogs came out this weekend. The premise looks cute, so I’m glad I missed it: at any other time I probably would have seen an online trailer and just taken my seven-year-old with me to see the Show Dogs Movie when I watched it for my review.
  • Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

    05/20/2018 6:21:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2018 | Michael Ciepli
    Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week’s in Texas. There’s baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun (and it is exactly that, whatever fantasy blast it is presumed to emit in the latest installment of the sci-fi epic). Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as Qi’ra, clutches a double-barreled pistol. They are flanked by Joonas Suotamo, Chewbacca, who totes the space equivalent of an...
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Will Refuse Roles Where Female Co-Stars Are Paid Less

    05/14/2018 9:57:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | O Ovenden
    Benedict Cumberbatch is putting his money where his mouth is in the pursuit of gender equality in filmmaking with a promise to reject projects where women don't earn the same. In recent months it was revealed that Mark Wahlberg negotiated a further $1.5 million for reshoots on All The Money In The World while co-lead Michelle Williams worked for just an $80 per day....
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Will Only Accept Roles In Projects Where His Female Co-Star Is Paid Equally

    05/13/2018 8:10:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    In an era where the social climate where the landscape for marginalized communities are shifting — in both good and bad ways — Benedict Cumberbatch has come forward to give his stance on a pressing issue facing Hollywood and beyond: pay equality. Dr. Strange is attempting to work his magic and his influential platform to change the way women are paid in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Radio Times magazine, Cumberbatch said, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Tha Avengers: Infinity War actor added, “Look at your quotas. Ask what women...