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The Aclu of Texas has released a new PSA directed by Richard Linklater slamming the Texas Privacy Act. The bill, Senate Bill 6, would block transgender individuals from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, which the ad calls discrimination. As part of the “I Pee With Lgbt” campaign, the ad argues against the assertion that the law would improve privacy and safety. “This isn’t a privacy issue. It’s a discrimination issue,” the ad says. Also Read: Richard Linklater, Robert Downey Jr, Annapurna Partner for 'Man of the People' Film Adaptation “Disguised as a safety issue, the Texas Privacy Act, »
- Reid Nakamura
The Oscars celebrating the best of 2005 are probably among the most controversial and divisive on record. For it was Paul Haggis’s race-based ensemble drama Crash that received the Best Picture trophy, beating the favourite to win Brokeback Mountain, and spending every minute since its win being repeatedly listed as among the worst films to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Now why Brokeback Mountain lost to what some regard as a mediocre film, we don’t fully know, with some accusing the Academy of homophobia in their decision-making or bowing to pressures from conservative groups horrified by the idea that some cowboys might have been gay.
However, I would argue that while Brokeback Mountain was perhaps deserving of the win, I feel that it was not the only contender more »
- Graeme Robertson
The recent wave of so-called bathroom bills, which seem to be predicated on the notion that transgender people either didn’t exist or weren’t using public restrooms until a few years ago, has made its way to Texas. In response, Legacy Community Health and the Aclu of Texas have partnered with one of the state’s best-known filmmakers to direct a PSA decrying the proposed law. Watch Richard Linklater’s minute-long “Taking a Seat, Making a Stand” below.
Part of the I Pee with Lgbt campaign, the video features several people making the point that “this isn’t a privacy issue — it’s a discrimination issue.” “Lt. Gov. Patrick and other state lawmakers who support S.B. 6 portray the bill as a ‘common sense’ protection of ‘common decency,'” said, Terri Burke, executive director of the Aclu of Texas, »
- Michael Nordine
When Tom Holland starred in Captain America: Civil War last summer, he became the third actor in 14 years to play Spider-Man, following in the footsteps of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Shortly after Civil War hit theaters, Tobey Maguire revealed on social media that he was impressed, adding that Tom Holland is "great" as Spider-Man. Shortly after he was cast, Andrew Garfield had nothing but positive things to say about Tom Holland in an interview, but now both Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield have finally met in person, and we have some photos and videos to prove it.
During the BAFTA Awards, a number of fans posted videos and photos to Twitter, showcasing both Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield meeting in person, which, as it turns out, was the first time both of them had met. After the BAFTA Awards, where Tom Holland received the Rising Star Award this year, »
Dozens of versions of the King Arthur legend have been brought to the big screen over the years, so what makes King Arthur: Legend of the Sword different? We first heard about the project in January 2014, when Warner Bros. indicated a desire to transform the legend into a film franchise spanning six installments. Director Guy Ritchie came on board, fresh off the success of two movies that reinvented Sherlock Holmes for modern audiences, in the person of the brawling Robert Downey Jr. Production got underway in March 2015 with Charlie Hunnam as Arthur and Jude Law as the primary villain; the cast also included Eric Bana, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and Djimon Hounsou. Knights of the Round Table, as it was known at the time, was slated for release on July 22, 2016. By the end of 2015...
- Peter Martin
Dozens of versions of the King Arthur legend have been brought to the big screen over the years, so what makes King Arthur: Legend of the Sword different? We first heard about the project in January 2014, when Warner Bros. indicated a desire to transform the legend into a film franchise spanning six installments. Director Guy Ritchie came on board, fresh off the success of two movies that reinvented Sherlock Holmes for modern audiences thanks to a brawling Robert Downey Jr. Production got...
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Dozens of versions of the King Arthur legend have been brought to the big screen over the years, so what makes King Arthur: Legend of the Sword different? We first heard about the project in January 2014, when Warner Bros. indicated a desire to transform the legend into a film franchise spanning six installments. Director Guy Ritchie came on board, fresh off the success of two movies that reinvented Sherlock Holmes for modern audiences, in the person of the brawling Robert Downey Jr....
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Jordin Sparks is ready to party.
The former American Idol champion makes a cameo as herself on Tuesday’s episode of The Real O’Neals – and People has a sneak peek clip of her scene.
Sparks shows up in a dream sequence on the ABC sitcom playing a future version of herself who invites Kenny (Noah Galvin) to duet with her at a karaoke party but is sad to see still-teenage Kenny has lost his hair and appears decades older.
“That’s what love does. »
- Patrick Gomez
30 years ago, Shane Black had a supporting role in the original “Predator.” Now the actor-turned-filmmaker is at work on “The Predator,” the first installment in the franchise since 2010’s underrated “Predators.” He’s both co-writing and directing the film, which begins filming today. That’s according to a tweet from Black, which also offers our first glimpse of the cast. View it below.
Featured in the photo are Sterling K. Brown (who won an Emmy for his performance in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”), Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos,” “Logan”), Olivia Munn and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”). Black, who’s pictured alongside the youngest of the bunch, describes his ensemble as “beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers.”
- Michael Nordine
Pj Vogt, co-host of the popular Gimlet Media podcast Reply All, went on vacation; when he got back, he had a movie deal. The January 19 program, “Man of the People,” had been optioned by Annapurna Pictures, with Richard Linklater directing and Robert Downey, Jr. as producer and star.
“It’s absolutely surreal,” Vogt said.
“Man of the People” profiled John Brinkley, the radio pioneer and medical salesman whose self-proclaimed miracle cures ranged from impotence to infertility. Vogt said he stumbled on the story after visiting his cousins in Texas.
“They were saying I should move there because they were a bunch of radio stations hidden in ranches,” he said. “For a while, we thought it was going to be a story about border blasters.”
Instead he found the strange tale of Brinkley, one that also encompasses a state governor’s race, the national popularization of country music, and the rise of the American Medical Association. »
- Steve Greene
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming showed us quite a bit from the upcoming franchise reboot of Marvel’s webslinger that’s being done in collaboration with Sony Pictures this time. We know Robert Downey Jr. will be helping out a bit, even though he’s ultimately trying to deter young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he is […]
The post New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Promo Art Gives a Better Look at Shocker appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
While we’ve all seen Michael Keaton’s Vulture in the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Adrian Toomes isn’t the only villain set to cause trouble for Tom Holland’s wall-crawler in this July’s Marvel and Sony-produced reboot.
Spidey is also going to find himself going up against The Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) and Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine), and now thanks to some promotional artwork from the New York Toy Fair, we’ve got our first look at the latter in full costume; take a look here, and let us know your thoughts on the design in the comments below…
New Spider-man: Homecoming Merchandising Artwork Offers Up A First Real Look At The Shocker pic.twitter.com/MBarE4l0i9
— Drunk Superman™ (@DrunkSuperman_) February 19, 2017
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. »
- Gary Collinson
With Spider-Man: Homecoming set to swing into cinemas this July, Lego has unveiled two of its upcoming Lego Marvel Super Heroes tie-in sets in the Atm Heist Battle (76082) and Beware the Vulture (76083), the latter of which includes a mystery character whose identity Marvel and Lego are looking to keep secret for the time being.
See Also: Funko unveils Spider-Man: Homecoming products at New York Toy Fair
Atm Heist Battle features Spider-Man, along with two Bank Robber minifigures, dressed as Captain America and The Hulk.
Beware the Vulture includes Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Vulture and a myster character.
- Gary Collinson
Marvel has a big year planned for 2017, both behind the scenes and in theaters. Right now, Avengers: Infinity War is shooting in Atlanta back-to-back with Black Panther. And they have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok coming to a multiplex near you in the months ahead. So we're going to be bombarded with various items from all five movies in what is being called a superhero tsunami. Today, we get a new logo for Infinity War.
This logo was spotted on the back of a crew chair on set in Atalanta as shooting continues, and shared on Reddit. The cast for the movie is quite epic and features McU stars such as Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet »
During the New York Toy Fair, Funko has revealed its upcoming line of Spider-Man: Homecoming collectibles which includes a Peter Parker, Vulture, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man homemade suit Pop! vinyl figures, Spider-Man Dorbz, Pocket Pop! keychain, and Hero Plushie, and a Pint Size Heroes set; check them out here…
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter »
- Amie Cranswick
Richard Linklater and Robert Downey, Jr. are adapting an episode of a podcast into a feature film. Linklater And Downey Jr. Adapting Podcast Episode Gimlet Media’s Podcast, Reply All, has signed a deal with Linklater and Downey to adapt a recent episode into a feature-length film. The episode Linklater and Downey Jr. have chosen for adaptation […]
With Mel Gibson’s comeback in full swing following the Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, THR is reporting that he could be set to join the DC Extended Universe, having entered talks with Warner Bros. with regards to directing Suicide Squad 2.
According to the site, Gibson is currently familiarising himself with the material, but Warner Bros. is also considering other directors, including Daniel Espinosa (Life). David Ayer directed the first Suicide Squad, but is now working on the Harley Quinn-led spinoff Gotham City Sirens.
This isn’t the first time Gibson has been linked to a superhero movie, having suggested on several occasions that he’d like to team up with his pal Robert Downey Jr. to direct Iron Man 4 at Marvel. It is perhaps surprising that he’s now in talks with Warner Bros. however, seeing as last year he slammed superhero movies and referred to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice »
- Gary Collinson
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Even after the fallout from Captain America: Civil War, many would still consider Steve Rogers to be the moral anchor of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, even if his immediate future donning the stars and stripes is largely up for question – then again, we fully expect Joe and Anthony Russo to have Chris Evans’ star-spangled hero back in business in time for Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War.
Other members of the Avengers are more difficult to pin down, morally speaking. But when it comes to Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, Ryan Coogler believes that, because of his duty as a soldier, coupled with his ties to politics, the character of T’Challa exists in the grey area between war and, essentially, pacifism. First spotted by ComicBook.com, Coogler touched base on Boseman’s conflicted lead during »
- Michael Briers
The project will tell the story of two doctors, “Dr. John Brinkley, who scammed his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine, populism and radio, and Dr. Morris Fishbein, the editor of the journal of the America Medical Association who goes on a decade-long quest to take Brinkley down.”
Linklater’s next film Last Flag Flying is expected to arrive later this year, while he is also attached to an adaptation of Maria Semple’s 2012 bestseller Where’d You Go, Bernadette?. Downey meanwhile is currently shooting next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, and will be seen reprising his role as Tony Stark this July in Spider-Man: Homecoming. »
- Gary Collinson
Robert Downey Jr.‘s got a lot of Iron Man coming up on his to-do list, but his next new role’s got nothing to do with Marvel at all. He’ll be teaming with director Richard Linklater for an adaptation of the Reply All podcast, specifically the episode titled “Man of the People.” The fact-based tale centers on an early […]
- Angie Han
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