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Hunger Games star and cultural activist Amandla Stenberg is set to begin her career as a published comic writer this November. In April, the 16 year old broke the internet with her video Don’t Cashcrop my Cornrows, a five minute crash course on black culture and cultural appropriation which received over one million views. Read More
Transgender lives are rising to the forefront in mainstream media. A new film starring Elle Fanning, titled About Ray, continues this trend. The film explores a family’s dramatic journey as daughter Ramona, played by Elle Fanning, begins the process of transitioning to Ray. About Ray does not just focus on Ray’s personal journey. It takes a deep look at how Ray’s mother (Naomi Watts), father (Tate Donovan), and grandmother (Susan Sarandon) are impacted by Ray’s identity. Read More
When you’re Zoe Saldana, your resume is impressive – over 30 films, countless public appearances, and even the label of co-producer on projects like Rosemary’s Baby. You would assume that Saldana worked hard over the years to obtain this lengthy resume, and while this may be true, another factor came into play, and it’s incredibly sexist. In a recent interview to promote the new movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Saldana states, “A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions. Read More
Netflix has just announced the release dates for their first feature films coming to the streaming service. And, included in that group is Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. Here’s what the movie is about, according to Pee-wee’s own personal blog: “A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.” The film is set to premier in March 2016, and we can expect an all-star cast and crew. Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens worked together to produce the film. Read More
When Tracy, a sad college freshman in New York City, suddenly befriends her brand-new older stepsister Brooke, life takes a fast—and exciting!—turn. In Mistress America, which is set to arrive in select theaters on August 14, comedy goddess Greta Gerwig and up-and-comer Lola Kirke (little sister of Girls’s Jemima Kirke) get to know themselves while getting to know one another on a journey to remember. It's a powerful portrait of female relationships and self-discovery, Noah Baumbach-style. And no, it is not a sequel to Frances Ha. Read More
Paramount Home Media Distribution plans on giving free copies of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma to every high school in the US. In a press release Megan Colligan, president of worldwide distribution and marketing for Paramount Pictures, said, “We hope to reach all 18 million high school students with the film’s powerful and inspiring story.” Director Ava DuVernay also commented, “To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes. Read More
I was never a fan of Cinderella as a child; there was something about a grown version of Pollyanna that did not appeal to me. As an adult, I've come to appreciate the original Disney cartoon and the many upgrades to the story writers have produced over the years. So after the advancements of Ever After, Into The Woods, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (both the 90s Brandy-starring and current Broadways versions), I was hoping that this new Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Chris Weitz, would rise to the occasion and give the story more substance. Read More
Happy hump day folks. The 'Magic Mike XXL' trailer was released today (spoiler: It looks remarkably like the first movie minus Matthew McConaughey's abs). So. Anyway. Read More
You may remember how a week or so ago we were nerding out all over the place about the beautiful reality of getting to spend 10 consecutive days at NY's Film Society watching every little thing that filth king John Waters has made to date. Well, it's all over now, and while we didn't exactly plant butts in seats for all 10 days (turns out 65th street is REALLY far from Brooklyn) we did see, and experience, some pretty choice events. Read More
What better way to close out a hot, sticky summer spent roaming the feces-littered streets of NYC than with hours and hours of "filth" from the master himself, John Waters?The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be hosting a retrospective of his films that's being called, "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?"  I for one am so happy I could shit. The retrospective runs from September 5th-14th and kicks off with an opening night showing of Female Trouble, and a Q&A with John moderated by film critic J. Read More