Day: September 9, 2015

New Stonewall clip introduces LGBT activist Marsha P. Johnson

September 9, 2015

One of the key figures in the 1969 Stonewall riots that helped launch New York City’s gay rights movement makes an entrance in a newly released clip for Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. Otoja Abit portrays the charismatic black transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, who is introduced in the clip as “the queen of queens” and “the only […]

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Tom Cruise reuniting with Doug Liman for sci-fi film Luna Park

September 9, 2015

Film. Release. Repeat. Tom Cruise and Doug Liman, who collaborated on the futuristic action movie Edge of Tomorrow and the upcoming drug-runner tale Mena, are looking to reunite for a third go-around. Cruise has joined Liman to develop the director’s long-in-the-works sci-fi movie Luna Park, with an eye to star, EW has confirmed. Variety first […]

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Film Review: ‘Contracted: Phase II’

September 9, 2015

Courtesy of IFC Films Those who want more of the same will get it in “Contracted: Phase II.” The sequel to last year’s grossout contagion horror-thriller shows all signs of having been hastily thrown together in the script department, though the execution is again competent (with only the two producers, d.p. and all-important makeup f/x designer Mayera Abeita […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Tanna’

September 9, 2015

Courtesy of Venice Film Festival The eternal story of young lovers breaking all the rules and risking everything to be together is beautifully told in “Tanna,” the first-ever feature shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Based on dramatic events that took place on the volcanic island of Tanna in 1987, the pic weaves […]

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Christopher Nolan’s next film set for summer 2017

September 9, 2015

Christopher Nolan’s next film will hit theaters in summer 2017. The filmmaker is directing the untitled movie — set for a July 21 release— for Warner Bros., the studio behind Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. Warner Bros. also teamed with Paramount for Nolan’s latest hit, 2014’s Interstellar. EW has confirmed that Warner Bros. also holds the […]

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Casting Net: Kate Hudson replaces Rebel Wilson in Kung Fu Panda 3

September 9, 2015

Kate Hudson is joining the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3, stepping in Rebel Wilson, who departed the project due to scheduling issues. Hudson will voice Mei Mei, the first female panda lead of the series. In a cast bolstered by a strong returning cast (Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman), Hudson is the latest add to […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Mr. Six’

September 9, 2015

Photo courtesy of Venice Film Festival “Kids these days,” sighs the lead character in “Mr. Six,” sounding like the grizzled hero in a late-career Clint Eastwood movie. Now well into his fifties, the neighborhood peacekeeper — played with stoical cool by China’s most popular film director, Feng Xiaogang — realizes just how little Beijing’s younger generation […]

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Film Review: ‘Summer Solstice’

September 9, 2015

Courtesy of Montreal World Film Festival A nuanced and compelling historical drama/coming-of-ager, “Summer Solstice” provides a searing portrait of the summer of 1943 in provincial Poland under German occupation. The story unfolds through the eyes of two 17-year-old boys, the Polish railway worker Romek (Filip Piotrowicz) and the German military policeman Guido (Jonas Nay), who […]

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Film Review: ‘Lady of the Dynasty’

September 9, 2015

Courtesy of My Way Film Co. Like a Bollywood movie, only with lousy dancing and no songs, “Lady of the Dynasty” — a screen representation of the tragic romance between the Tang Emperor and one of the four greatest beauties in Chinese history — is crammed with garish spectacle and military jingoism, but is so poorly paced […]

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Happy Gilmore villain Christopher McDonald snapped a selfie with Tiger Woods

September 9, 2015

Worlds collide at the US Open, apparently. Actor Christopher McDonald (great golfer, totally bad guy Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore) was in attendance at the major tennis tournament in New York City. He was not the only golfing star in attendance. #usopen look who’s rooting for Serena!! The MAN!! pic.twitter.com/2ooheTImDq — Christopher McDonald (@Yesitschrismcd) September […]

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Andrew Garfield calls for ‘a pansexual Spider-Man’

September 9, 2015

Andrew Garfield spent two Amazing Spider-Man movies getting inside the head of teen science whiz Peter Parker and his wall-crawling alter ego, and he’s a firm believer that Spidey contains multitudes. The British-American actor recently told Mic that he hopes future versions of the wisecracking superhero, who has traditionally (and contractually) been portrayed as white […]

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