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'Scarlet Witch' In "Vogue"

20 July 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ actress Elizabeth Olsen, aka 'Scarlet Witch', appearing in Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" in "Vogue" (Italia) magazine, photographed by Tom Munro:

Olsen debuted as Marvel Comics' mutant, 'Scarlet Witch' in "The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", followed by "Captain America: Civil War":

By the age of eleven, Olsen had played small roles in series including "How the West Was Fun".

This was followed by appearing in her sisters' straight-to-video series "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley". 

She filmed the movie "Red Lights" in 2011, then starred in Josh Radnor's film "Liberal Arts".

Olsen then co-starred in "Very Good Girls" (2013), followed by Spike Lee's remake of "Old Boy".

Olsen was cast as 'Edie Parker', in "Kill Your Darlings" and nominated for the 'BAFTA Rising Star' Award.

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- Michael Stevens

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How George A. Romero Changed the Course of American Independent Film

17 July 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Predictably, most of the memorials for the late great horror director George A. Romero focused on his influence on the zombie and wider horror genre.  Yes, he was important and influential in that area. But his legacy is much wider. More than any other filmmaker, Romero changed the course of independent film making in America.

Independent films have been around as long as movies existed. Indeed, in their infancy all early features from around 1912 were basically independent, before the Hollywood studio system rapidly evolved in the late teens.

Though the majors dominated moviemaking and distribution from their hub in Southern California, many independent filmmakers such as Edgar G. Ulmer, the idiosyncratic Edward Wood, African-American pioneer Oscar Micheaux and various ethnic cinemas flourished on the side. In 1955 Robert Altman was making industrial films in Kansas City when he was hired by a local businessman to make his first feature, the low-budget »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Im Global Lands International Rights to ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’

13 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Im Global will take “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” out internationally after landing distribution rights to the animated special, which will air on CBS in the U.S.

Produced by Optimum, the Michael Jackson company now owned by his estate, the special will feature an animated version of the late singer and performer in its finale and have Jackson songs throughout.

Voice talent on the special includes Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”), Kiersey Clemons (“Justice League”), and Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”). The special, which bows on CBS this fall, follows two millennials, Vincent and Victoria, who find themselves on a mysterious Halloween journey inside a hotel on 777 Jackson Street.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of The Estate of Michael Jackson, serve as executive producers on the special. The “Halloween” deal is Optimum’s latest with Im Global, which also distributed “Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall,” the »

- Stewart Clarke

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Adrien Brody to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Locarno Film Festival

4 July 2017 3:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody will be feted by the Locarno Film Festival with its Leopard Club Award for lifetime achievement.

Brody is expected to make the trek to the prominent Swiss fest dedicated to indie and cutting-edge fare, where his tribute will include an Aug. 4 screening of Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” for which Brody won the Academy Award for best actor in 2003, in the lakeside town’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. There will also be a public conversation with the actor.

“Brody gained a lasting place in the collective imagination of the movie-going public when he played composer Wladyslaw Szpilman in ‘The Pianist’ (2002), and has since demonstrated his status as one of the most versatile of actors, appreciated by filmmakers in Hollywood and beyond,” the festival said in a statement. Brody won the Oscar when he was 29 years old.

He made his acting debut as a teenager in Francis Ford Coppola’s “New York Stories” (1989) and »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Watch a sneak peek of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It series

3 July 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released a sneak peek of the original comedy drama series She’s Gotta Have It. Described as  ‘a contemporary update’ of Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film, it stars DeWanda Wise, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Anthony Ramos, Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, and Joie Lee; take a look below…

Nola Darling is back. See her struggle to define herself and divide her time among friends, job, and three lovers in this new take on Spike Lee’s classic film.

She’s Gotta Have It arrives on Netflix on November 23rd. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch Exclusive Spike Lee-Directed Anti-Trump Video for Stew’s ‘Klown Wit Da Nuclear Code’

3 July 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spike Lee and singer-songwriter-playwright Stew, who won a Tony in 2008 for his work on the musical “Passing Strange,” have teamed up for a spectacularly unsubtle commentary on Donald Trump’s presidency. Lee directed a video for Stew and his band The Negro Problem’s song “Klown Wit Da Nuclear Code,” which is pegged to Independence Day. The two previously worked together on a feature film of the Broadway production of “Passing Strange.”

The clip features the lyrics of the song running over relevant photographs from Trump’s presidency and campaign.

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Spike Lee Talks (Briefly) About His ‘Prince’s Born Day Purple People Party’ in Brooklyn

“This song is in the American tradition of protest songs,” Lee said in a statement. “The lyrics are self explanatory — there’s a reason the words appear on the picture. There is no album [attached to the song], it’s one and done (and hopefully not the end of the world as we know it »

- Jem Aswad

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First Trailer For Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series On Netflix

3 July 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In what is the least shocking bit of entertainment news of 2017, this Thanksgiving Netflix is releasing a Spike Lee-directed series reboot of his 1986 feature film, “She’s Gotta Have It.” A streaming service picking up a 10-episode series adaptation of a film made by a director most well-known for his work in the ‘80s and ‘90s? It feels like some version of this is announced every other week now.

Continue reading First Trailer For Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series On Netflix at The Playlist. »

- Eli Fine

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Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It Trailer: Meet Nola’s Lovers

3 July 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Netflix releases a new trailer for their upcoming series adaptation of Spike Lee's film, She's Gotta Have It, which will premiere this November. »

- Andrew Auger

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Baby Driver or Oedipus Wrecks

2 July 2017 3:29 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Vroom! Vroom! Ansel Elgort, the cute-as-cute-can-be lead of the cancer romance, The Fault in Our Stars, bops around Baby Driver like Saturday Night Fever’s Tony Manero, with his ear buds semi-glued in. You keep expecting a few disco balls to pop into view while the Bee Gees let loose on the soundtrack.

Sadly, no balls. No white suit. And not much of a credible plot in this frenetic crime/coming-of-age hybrid.

What we do get is a rhythmic youth delivering coffee and pizza, driving getaway cars, caring for a deaf, mute, disabled older gent, and falling in love with Debora (Lily James), a singing waitress, to the throbbing beats of Queen’s "Brighton Rock," The Champs' "Tequila," and Barry White's "Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up." Imagine Derek Hough in Pulp Fiction.

A masterwork??? Some media folks have been raving over Baby Driver weeks before its release date. »

- Brandon Judell

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San Francisco Film Society’s Annual Gala Moves to Awards Season

29 June 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society is moving its awards night from the spring into awards season, setting its 60th anniversary event for Dec. 5 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.

One of San Francisco’s most highly anticipated film events and social gatherings, Sf Film Awards Night has now moved to a new position in the city’s fall calendar, leveraging the Bay Area’s increasing awards season relevance and adding a new voice to the end-of-year film conversation,” the society said. “The program will recognize the storied careers of some of the best and brightest in contemporary cinema with special onstage tributes.”

The awards gala has always taken place during the San Francisco Film Festival in April. “We’ve been talking about this strategic move for awhile, and our big 60th anniversary seemed like the right time to do it,” spokesman Bill Proctor said.

The society’s awards, which »

- Dave McNary

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San Francisco Film Society Awards Night Moves Out of April To Join Year-End Oscars Chase

29 June 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

San Francisco can claim more Oscar voters than any other city except Los Angeles and New York. (Many Los Angeles residents also live in the Bay Area.) That’s one reason the San Francisco Film Society executive director Noah Cowan, who witnessed the power of the Oscar race during his years at the Toronto International Film Festival, is jumping into the awards fray.

He’s moving the annual Sffilm Awards Night film achievement fundraiser out of the sprawling April festival, where it can get lost, and into the heart of awards season. The rebranded Sffilm Awards will take place December 5 at San Francisco’s renovated Palace of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Sffs’s 60th anniversary.

Per usual, the program will honor contemporary cinema greats with onstage tributes including directing, acting, and storytelling awards. Past Sffilm awards have gone to Robert Altman, Ellen Burstyn, Frances Ford Coppola, Judy Davis, »

- Anne Thompson

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San Francisco Film Society Awards Night Moves Out of April To Join Year-End Oscars Chase

29 June 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

San Francisco can claim more Oscar voters than any other city except Los Angeles and New York. (Many Los Angeles residents also live in the Bay Area.) That’s one reason the San Francisco Film Society executive director Noah Cowan, who witnessed the power of the Oscar race during his years at the Toronto International Film Festival, is jumping into the awards fray.

He’s moving the annual Sffilm Awards Night film achievement fundraiser out of the sprawling April festival, where it can get lost, and into the heart of awards season. The rebranded Sffilm Awards will take place December 5 at San Francisco’s renovated Palace of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Sffs’s 60th anniversary.

Per usual, the program will honor contemporary cinema greats with onstage tributes including directing, acting, and storytelling awards. Past Sffilm awards have gone to Robert Altman, Ellen Burstyn, Frances Ford Coppola, Judy Davis, »

- Anne Thompson

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Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Remake Teases a Thanksgiving Release

28 June 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Jasmine Ballew

If you were still bummed about 'The Get Down' being cancelled...

The article Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Remake Teases a Thanksgiving Release appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

- Jasmine Ballew

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Tales of the City Revival Eyed at Netflix

28 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Revival-enamored Netflix is looking to resurrect another beloved television tale.

TVLine has learned that the streamer is developing a 10-episode, present-day continuation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Sources confirm that original cast members Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are attached to star, with other Tales vets expected to join them. 

Netflix declined to comment.

This would mark the fourth TV chapter of the Lgbt-themed, San Francisco-set Tales, following the landmark 1993 version (which aired stateside on PBS) and the “sequels” More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City, which ran on Showtime in 1998 and 2001, respectively. »

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Halle Berry Worries That Her Historic Oscar Win Ultimately ‘Meant Nothing’ to Hollywood

28 June 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Halle Berry won her historic Best Actress Oscar back in 2002, the “Monster’s Ball” star keenly recognized the importance of the moment and what it meant to other actresses of color. Berry was the first black woman to win an Oscar in the category, and more than 15 years later, she’s still the only black actress to have earned the accolade.

In her acceptance speech, Berry said, “This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. Thank you. I’m so honored. I’m so honored.”

Read More: Halle Berry: How Spike Lee Gave Her the Opportunity to Break Out From ‘Gorgeous »

- Kate Erbland

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TVLine Items: Oath Adds True Blood Vet, Greenleaf Premiere Date and More

27 June 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ryan Kwanten is taking The Oath at Crackle.

The True Blood alum will star opposite Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) in the streaming service’s 10-episode drama series from producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

RelatedGame of ThronesSean Bean Leads Oath Drama

The show — which is slated to premiere in 2018 — explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend. Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, the son of Tom Hammond (Bean) and the pragmatic, reluctant leader of cop gang The Ravens.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Own’s Greenleaf will resume its »

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She’s Gotta Have It Teaser: Spike Lee’s First Netflix Original Series

27 June 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Although Amazon made a big splash by landing Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq as their first original movie, that certainly hasn’t kept Lee in any sort of exclusive deal with them. His next couple of projects find him jumping over to Netflix instead, starting with his film of Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show Rodney King (which premiered […] »

- Sean

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Fuller House Season 3 to Premiere on Full House's 30th Anniversary

26 June 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fuller House will return for its third season exactly 30 years after Full House was introduced to the world. [Insert “Whoa, baby!” gif here.]

RelatedFuller House Season 2 Finale: Which New Year’s Twist Surprised You Most?

The news, which TVLine has confirmed with Netflix, was announced Monday on Instagram by series creator Jeff Franklin: Season 3 of Fuller House will arrive on Sept. 22, 2017.

RelatedFuller House Boss Echoes Jesse’s Shout-Out to Michelle in Season 2: ‘What He Said Is How We All Feel’

Though much of Season 3 remains shrouded in mystery — what will the Fullers get up to next?! — the end of the Netflix »

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‘Glow’ Breakout Betty Gilpin Still Doesn’t Feel Like She’s Made It, and That’s a Hollywood Problem

26 June 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The term breakout is a tad misleading.

While implying that someone has broken free from the pack — a standout among standouts; that they’ve “made it” — there’s no guarantee of permanence. Many so-called breakouts have an expiration date on their spotlight, and plenty of these actors who’ve proven themselves in one way or another still fade away over time. Then they’re asked to do it all over again, sometimes for their entire career.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Producers Didn’t Want to Cast Alison Brie — Here’s How She Fought to Change Their Minds

Betty Gilpin, the electrifying spark of both “American Gods” and “Glow” in their debut seasons, is absolutely a summer breakout. She might even be a 2017 breakout, if buzz holds and fans continue to discover both shows (now available in full on Starz and Netflix, respectively). Her talent is undeniable and is being vouched for »

- Ben Travers

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Glow's Betty Gilpin Praises Her Tiniest Co-Star's 'Devastating' Performance

26 June 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the series premiere of Glow. Proceed with caution.

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve watched the first episode of Netflix’s female wrestling comedy Glow. So can we talk about that fight at the end?

No, not the stunt choreography. And not the dramatic ramifications of Debbie learning about Ruth’s affair with her husband. (Though both of those are, to use Glow-era vernacular, rad.) Instead, we want to discuss the preternatural calm that baby Randy exhibited while his mom stormed into the boxing gym and prepared to destroy her former friend in the ring. »

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