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Chloe Moretz Calls Out Abusive Adult Co-Star for Fat-Shaming On Set

11 August 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20-year old Chloe Moretz is on a roll these days. The young actress currently has 50 movies under her belt and she's just getting started. She's co-starring with Dakota Johnson in the upcoming remake of Suspiria as well as voicing Snow White in the new Red Shoes and Seven Dwarves. Moretz's amazing work ethic should be what the young actress is praised for, but right now she's being praised for standing up to sexism in Hollywood after admitting to being fat-shamed by an adult male co-star when she was 15-years old.

Chloe Grace Moretz is currently on the cover of Variety Magazine's Power of Young Hollywood issue and in the interview, Moretz goes into detail about her personal experiences with sexism on the set. The actress/model talked about a specific incident on set where a male co-star in his mid-twenties talked about her weight. Moretz had this to say.

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New Technology Strikes Right Chord in Siggraph 2017’s Animated Best in Show Winner ‘Song of a Toad’

6 August 2017 9:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After more than three years of work that carried on after he graduated from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Animationinstitut in Germany, director Kariem Saleh now has a chance for Oscar consideration after his animated short, “Song of a Toad,” was named Best in Show at Siggraph 2017.

The innovative film tells the tale of a troubled man with a toad stuck on his head. He comes to understand the toad’s the significance after recalling lost memories of his childhood.

Saleh and his team developed new technology to help make the film, which has the 3D feel of stop-motion. They designed a glove that helped move the computer-animated characters like puppets.

“We created a mechanical glove that you could put your hand into and you could do glove puppetry with it like on Kermit the Frog, for example,” explains Saleh. “That way you could very quickly create performances like you were seeing on the screen with the character doing the »

- Terry Flores

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Song of The Dark Crystal: J.M. Lee Talks About Creating the Prequel Universe

31 July 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Naia and Kylan continue their adventure to stop Skeksis in his sinister plan.

J.M. Lee released his second young adult novel Song of the Dark Crystal to serve as the prequel story to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.

Here’s the synopsis of the novel:

The second original companion novel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal follows Naia and Kylan as they seek help from the Gelfling clans to prevent the Skeksis from implementing the next stage of their sinister plan. Kylan of Sami Thicket is a skilled song teller, but singing the tales of long-gone heroes won’t help his friends as they journey into dangerous, unknown lands. After uncovering the betrayal of the Skeksis Lords, he and his friend Naia are on the run, pursued by the Skeksis’s underlings and outcast even among their fellow Gelfling.  But Kylan knows the truth must be told, »

- Gig Patta

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You Only Live Once

31 July 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Fritz Lang continues his take-no-prisoners indictment of America’s curious relationship with crime; this time he presents the thesis that an innocent man can be a pawn in cosmic game of injustice. Three-time loser Henry Fonda, the glummest actor in ’30s films, doesn’t mean to rob or kill, but gosh darn it, They Made Him a Criminal. Those considerations aside, it’s a wonderful cinematic achievement, made all the better by a decent digital restoration.

You Only Live Once

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1937 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 86 min. / Street Date July 25, 2017 / 29.98

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon,

William Gargan, Jerome Cowan, Charles ‘Chic’ Sale, Margaret Hamilton, Warren Hymer,

Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Ward Bond, Jack Carson, Jonathan Hale

Cinematography: Leon Shamroy

Art Direction: Alexander Toluboff

Film Editor: Daniel Mandell

Original Music: Hugo Friedhofer

Written by Graham Baker and Gene Towne

Produced by Walter Wanger

Directed by Fritz Lang »

- Glenn Erickson

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Link on a Hot Tin Roof

28 July 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Av Club Rip voice acting legend June Foray

Variety Amazon is moving into being their own distributor now after partnering with other distributors before. They'll try it out with Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel which they seem to have high hopes for.

Screen Crush It's official - Emoji Movie is worst reviewed wide release of the year

/Film a photo tour of the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image

Deadline Anne Hathaway circling the Barbie movie that Amy Schumer abandoned

Coming Soon Warner Bros considering "formidable" Oscar campaign for Wonder Woman

off cinema

Variety Jack O'Connell talks about his nude scene in the new revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and why he hasn't watched Paul Newman in the film version

Playbill Ellen Greene shares a scrapbook from the original run of Little Shop of Horrors

Chicago Tribune recommended theater shows on a budget »

- NATHANIEL R

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Photo Tour: The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image

28 July 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jim Henson fans in New York City, take note. Your next journey should be to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. /Film was able to catch a sneak preview of The Jim Henson Exhibition, a new permanent exhibition devoted to the life and work of the most famous puppeteer that has ever […]

The post Photo Tour: The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image appeared first on /Film. »

- Alex Riviello

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Where Do the Muppets Go From Here?

27 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Following the recent firing of longtime Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire, where does the Muppets franchise go from here? »

- Stephen Silver

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Ex-Kermit Actor: My Firing Is ‘the Worst Thing That Could Happen to This Character’

25 July 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steve Whitmire continues to weigh in on getting fired by Disney as the voice of Kermit the Frog after 27 years. Whitmire, who announced earlier this month that Muppets Studio replaced him by Matt Vogel, told CNN on Tuesday that he felt “absolute shock” when he learned that he was losing his job. “It was exactly the same feeling as the moment I was told Jim had died,” Whitmire said. “It was the worst thing that could happen to this character. It’s not the worst thing that could happen to me, although it’s pretty bad.” Also Read: Fired Kermit. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Fede Alvarez, Good Universe's Bad Hombre sets debut project

25 July 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Untitled Techno Thriller to be first project released under Bad Hombre.

Bad Hombre, the company formed by Good Universe and Fede Alvarez last February, has announced its first project, Untitled Techno Thriller.

Bad Hombre, producer of films in the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres, is not revealing plot details on the thriller to be written by Simon Barrett and directed by Jason Eisener.

Alvarez (pictured above) and Rodo Sayagues of Bad Hombre will produce.  Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman of Good Universe will serve as executive producers alongside Jay Basu.

Barrett wrote the horror films You’re Next and A Horrible Way To Die. His most recent releases include the thriller The Guest and horror sequel Blair Witch.

Eisener’s credits include Hobo With A Shotgun, The ABC’s Of Death, V/H/S/2 and the short film Treevenge.

Basu, who is also a writer, is currently working with Alvarez on Sony’s The Girl »

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Bad Hombre announces first project

25 July 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Company created by Good Universe, Fede Alvarez announce Untitled Techno Thriller.

Bad Hombre, the company formed by Good Universe and Fede Alvarez last February, has announced its first project, Untitled Techno Thriller.

Bad Hombre, producer of films in the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres, is not revealing plot details on the thriller to be written by Simon Barrett and directed by Jason Eisener.

Alvarez (pictured above) and Rodo Sayagues of Bad Hombre will produce.  Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman of Good Universe will serve as executive producers alongside Jay Basu.

Barrett wrote the horror films You’re Next and A Horrible Way To Die. His most recent releases include the thriller The Guest and horror sequel Blair Witch.

Eisener’s credits include Hobo With A Shotgun, The ABC’s Of Death, V/H/S/2 and the short film Treevenge.

Basu, who is also a writer, is currently working with Alvarez on Sony’s The Girl »

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‘Hobo With a Shotgun’s’ Jason Eisener to Direct Thriller for Fede Alvarez

25 July 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hobo With a Shotgun” director Jason Eisener is attached to an untitled techno thriller produced by Bad Hombre, the new production company formed by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.

The thriller will be written by Simon Barrett, whose credits include “Blair Witch,” “The Guest,” “You’re Next,” and “A Horrible Way to Die.” The logline is being kept under wraps.

The project will executive produced by Jay Basu along with Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, and Erin Westerman of Good Universe.

Eisener’s credits include “The ABCs of Death” and “V/H/S/2.” Basu is currently working with Alvarez on Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the follow-up to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and on the TriStar/Jim Henson Co. rebirth of “Labyrinth.”

Alvarez directed 2013’s “Evil Dead,” which grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, and “Don’t Breathe,” starring Stephen Lang, which topped $150 million worldwide. Bad Hombre was formed by Good Universe and Alvarez »

- Dave McNary

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The 20 Best HBO Series of All Time, Ranked

25 July 2017 10:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Both on the awards circuit and in the public consciousness, HBO is a network that was one of the first to recognize that television, as a medium, had the power to deliver large scale stories on a smaller screen. From its ascent in the late 1990s through its continued dragon-aided rise, HBO original series have tackled global stories, stretching across continents and through time.

Read More The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

HBO hasn’t been without controversy, though. The network has faced questions about its lack of diversity in the network’s largest series. And, unshackled from the restrictions of broadcast TV, the various steps the network has taken to push the limit of what’s allowed on screen has earned HBO its share of headlines.

Overall, the network’s commitment to collaborating with talented filmmakers and inventive creators has earned them creative success that »

- Steve Greene and Michael Schneider

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The 20 Best HBO Series of All Time, Ranked

25 July 2017 10:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Both on the awards circuit and in the public consciousness, HBO is a network that was one of the first to recognize that television, as a medium, had the power to deliver large scale stories on a smaller screen. From its ascent in the late 1990s through its continued dragon-aided rise, HBO original series have tackled global stories, stretching across continents and through time.

Read More The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

HBO hasn’t been without controversy, though. The network has faced questions about its lack of diversity in the network’s largest series. And, unshackled from the restrictions of broadcast TV, the various steps the network has taken to push the limit of what’s allowed on screen has earned HBO its share of headlines.

Overall, the network’s commitment to collaborating with talented filmmakers and inventive creators has earned them creative success that »

- Steve Greene and Michael Schneider

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Ousted Kermit the Frog Actor Steve Whitmire Fears Disney Could 'Destroy' Iconic Character

21 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steve Whitmire voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years — and now, he’s concerned about the future of the beloved green Muppet.

Whitmire, 57, was let go by Disney in October due to what officials claimed was “unacceptable business conduct.” Family members of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson have also spoken out about the firing, with Jim’s son Brian telling The Hollywood Reporter that Whitmire used his status as the famous frog to make “outrageous demands” and often “played brinkmanship,” which he was told to stop as far back as the mid-1990s.

Whitmire has maintained he was fired over »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Fired Kermit Muppeteer Speaks Out About Claims He Was Difficult to Work With (Video)

20 July 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steve Whitmire, who was the Muppeteer for Kermit the Frog for 27 years, said it was shocking when he was told he was fired. “It felt like it was about five minutes of silence… and I just immediately tried to get answers,” he said. The answer, according to a statement issued by the Muppets studio, said that Whitmire was difficult to work with and had failed to address feedback over the years in regards to the character. “We raised concerns about Steve’s repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback, »

- Carli Velocci

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The Voice of Kermit the Frog Says He Was 'Stunned' About Getting Fired, Had No 'Advance Warning'

20 July 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Steve Whitmire, the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 years, isn't going away quietly.

The 57-year-old puppeteer was fired in October from his job as voicing Kermit the Frog over what the studio is calling "repeated unacceptable business conduct" that was over "a period of many years." Whitmire appeared on the Today show on Thursday, and said the decision completely blindsided him.

"I was stunned, it seemed like about five seconds of silence," Whitmire says about receiving the call that he would no longer voice the beloved Muppet. "And I had had no advance warning on that. Nothing had ever been framed to me as a career-breaking problem, you know."

News: Kermit the Frog Actor Fired Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct,' Studio Says

"In fact, we had be talking prior to that, for two years before that, about me being sort of a creative producer with them, working alongside the two executives whom I spoke with, where »

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The Voice Of Kermit The Frog Says In ‘Today’ Interview He Was Fired For Being ‘Outspoken’

20 July 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Steve Whitmire, the voice behind Kermit the Frog for the past 27 years, is speaking out for the first time since being fired by Disney in October. During an appearance on the “Today” show Thursday morning, the 57-year-old “The Muppets” puppeteer reveals he was “stunned” upon hearing about his dismissal over the phone nearly nine […] »

- Cat Williams

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The Voice of Kermit the Frog Opens up About Being Fired: ‘I’m Gone Because I Was Outspoken’

20 July 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steve Whitmire, the voice of Kermit the Frog, is speaking out after being fired from his 27-year position as the beloved, green muppet.

“The reason I’m gone is because I was outspoken,” Whitmire, 57, said during a Thursday appearance on the Today show. “I had had no advanced warning on .”

Whitmire was let go by Disney in October because officials claimed that he exhibited unprofessional behavior, including using his status as the famous frog to make “outrageous demands.” However, the star told The Hollywood Reporter that he was fired over unwanted notes and a union agreement.

Since Whitmire spoke out »

- Char Adams

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Fired Kermit Actor Responds to Jim Henson Daughter’s ‘Depressed Victim’ Slam

19 July 2017 6:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The war wages on between ousted Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire and the Muppets franchise. Whitmire took to his personal blog on Wednesday following criticism from Cheryl Henson, daughter of late Muppets creator Jim Henson. Whitmire has posted numerous messages after announcing last week that Disney had replaced him with Matt Vogel as the voice of Kermit after 27 years. Cheryl wrote on Facebook earlier this week that Whitmire was never Jim’s choice to take over for him as the beloved character, adding that Whitmire’s vision of Kermit had veered from Jim’s. Also Read: Fired Kermit Actor Criticizes 'Cold and Timid. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Stephen Colbert Asks Ordinary Russians if They Hacked Our Election (Video)

19 July 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

America, meet “Jimmy Colbert.” Russia, you too. On Day 2 of Stephen Colbert’s “Russia Week,” the host of CBS’ “Late Show” asked some ordinary ruskies if they hacked the U.S. election. One mathematician seemed a bit suspicious, but the just-married couple is probably in the clear. Oh, and that third-Jimmy thing? Let’s just say they only kinda-sorta know Colbert over there. Good guess, though. Also Read: Colbert Airs Kermit The Frog's Ugly Contract Negotiations: 'Do I Look Like a B---?' (Video) After his search for answers on the hacking allegations, Colbert asks a street vendor for “the pee-pee tape. »

- Tony Maglio

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