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As her two sons Nash and Hayes Grier pursue myriad bold-faced ventures across the digital landscape -- including a Bret Easton Ellis series for Fullscreen and an interactive mobile game, respectively -- digtal media matriach Elizabeth Grier-Floyd has launched her very own southern lifestyle channel on YouTube, which was first announced back in August.
The channel, which is produced in collaboration with Awestruck -- a division of AwesomenessTV that targets millennial moms -- officially went live last week and already features a handful of videos with thousands of views apiece. In addition to a recipe video for vegan corn salsa -- co-starring her seven-year-old daughter and fellow social media maven Skylynn -- Grier-Floyd also shared a personal clip titled How I Found My Voice about how she dealt with the death of her father at a young age and with a divorce later on in life.
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- Geoff Weiss
Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for December…
31 (Dir. Rob Zombie)
UK streaming Premiere. Available from 15th December
Introduced to eager audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate.
The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)
UK Premiere. Available from 8th December
Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens follows a hospital orderly’s attempts to have his wicked way »
- Phil Wheat
On his podcast, novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis often opines that the current “Golden Age of Television” is somewhat overrated, mainly because the very nature of serialized writing demands so much focus on story and plot rather than on character. I found myself thinking about his TV/movies dichotomy while watching “Miss Sloane,” a movie calls to mind the “Mad Men” style of contemporary cable drama — in ways both good and bad. One can imagine Jessica Chastain’s Elizabeth Sloane as (to borrow TV critic Brett Martin’s phrase) a “difficult woman” anchoring a series on HBO, Showtime, Netflix, »
- Alonso Duralde
Fullscreen announced its 2016-17 slate today. Highlights include Bret Easton Ellis-directed The Deleted with Madeline Brewer, Amanda Cerny and Nash Grier, premiering December 4; Magic Funhouse, an adult show about a kids show, featuring Brandon Rogers premiering December 15, and a new weekly talk show with social media star Andrea Russett, premiering early 2017. Other series include Present Tense, featuring Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), produced by Morgan Spurlock’s… »
Welcome to the Lrm Rumor Rundown for the week of November 7, 2016, for a quick look at the hottest rumors to hit the next this week. We're going to recap what's been said and, whenever possible, offer updates.
This week has seen its fair share of rumor mill activity, and it's always interesting to see how things shake out as time goes on. Something that's true one day can end up being undone the next, so let's try and keep track of what's going on out there.
We started the week off with this interesting little rumor about Hulk Hogan and the WWE possibly mending fences. At the time, his daughter Brooke Hogan had told TMZ that he had been contacted by World Wrestling Entertainment about appearing- and possibly wrestling- at WrestleMania this coming year. This, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Over the weekend, a story popped up that suggested the script for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie—tentatively titled The Batman—was shaping up to be pretty terrible, with greedy Warner Bros. executives supposedly admitting that they didn’t care if it was good because it would make money either way. The original story came from Bret Easton Ellis of all people, and though he quickly walked it back when he realized what he had done, it was still enough to get the internet anxious about the the Caped Crusader’s cinematic future.
However, while normal people may be worried, Joe Manganiello isn’t letting random speculation get him down. He’s set to play the villain Deathstroke in The Batman, and he recently appeared on Mark Madden’s podcast and talked about the film in rather glowing terms. “Everything is lined up for a really, really, really great »
- Sam Barsanti
Last week, Bret Easton Ellis provided the quote that went ’round the world, in which he shared an anecdote about Ben Affleck‘s “The Batman” possibly having script problems (the author and podcaster has since issued a statement clarifying his remarks; see below). But if anything, it confirmed that before a release date has been set or production started, there is a lot riding on Affleck’s solo outing, the first for the character since Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight Rises.” And particularly with DC Films struggling to compete in terms of quality with Marvel, there’s an extra layer of expectation on the movie.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last week, a troubling rumor arose about the state of the script for Ben Affleck‘s developing The Batman (or whatever it ends up being called), thanks to some secondhand information from Bret Easton Ellis. After what he said spread on the internet like wildfire, he walked back his statements, making sure to reiterate that all this […]
- Ethan Anderton
Ever since it was first rumored, Ben Affleck's standalone The Batman movie has appeared as the saving grace of the DC Films extended universe. But this past week saw all that change, after acclaimed author Bret Easton Ellis called the screenplay a mess. His comments went viral, and suddenly fans had doubts. Is The Batman going to suck, too? Well, Joe Manganiello doesn't think so. And he's arrived today with some encouraging words.
Joe Manganiello was revealed as Deathstroke earlier this year in a quick bit of behind-the-scenes footage shared by The Batman star, director, producer and co-writer Ben Affleck. It's believed that the bad guy has a quick cameo in Justice League before taking on role of main villain in the upcoming Bruce Wayne solo movie. Joe Manganiello recent spoke with Mark Madden on Player.fm, where he gave some insight into what is being planned.
"When I »
Depending on what corner of the Internet you choose to side with, The Batman is either trucking along in pre-production as planned or, if writer Bret Easton Ellis is to be believed, is in dire need of a script overhaul.
Thanks in large part to the critical drumming aimed at Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, for better or worse, Ben Affleck’s upcoming solo movie has been subject to heavy scrutiny, meaning those rumors should be treated as just that until the Caped Crusader swoops into theaters for his next standalone outing.
Acting as something of a counter to Ellis’ scathing comments, Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello has been championing The Batman as a “refreshing, surprising” take on the World’s Greatest Detective. Appearing on Mark Madden’s podcast (via Reddit and Cbm), the former True Blood star spoke about the ways in which Affleck’s account aims to strike »
- Michael Briers
Some nonsense spouted by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis proposed that the script for Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie was a mess, and although Ellis then walked back his claims, he succeeded in giving those that were looking for a reason to throw shade at the film a bit of ammunition. Well, depending on how much stock you put in an actor praising a project he's involved in, comments from former True Blood alum Joe Manganiello - who will play the villainous Deathstroke in the movie - might serve as an antidote. While chatting to former pro wrestling announcer Mark Madden on his podcast, Manganiello promised that this take on The Dark Knight would propel the franchise in a whole new direction, while staying true to the character fans know and love. "When I met Ben we sat down and we talked about, you know, the role. We talked about the movie. »
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A few days back, we reported on a rumor from American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis regarding DC’s upcoming standalone Batman film, The Batman. The interview Ellis gave in The Ringer revolved around the concept of a changing film industry, and in his comments, he stated the following:
“I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the [forthcoming] Batman movie, The Batman, and they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that the executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’s 30 things that are wrong with it that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care. We don’t really care. The amount of »
- Joseph Medina
Like a rarefied wine, many comments from Bret Easton Ellis can come across either as delicious zingers or sour grapes, depending on the context. The outspoken writer has rarely shied from making controversial statements, whether he’s musing about the incompetence of Hollywood executives, the stupidity of the American left, or the general idiocy of most people not named Bret Easton Ellis. But this past week, he’s had to walk back some thoughts he shared about the new Batman screenplay, for the small but noteworthy reason that he doesn’t know the slightest thing about the subject in question.
During an interview with The Ringer, Ellis was holding court on the subject of movies—how they’re made, why they suck, the need to have him write more of them—and he offered up some anecdotal evidence that suggested Ben Affleck’s script for the new Batman movie, tentatively »
- Alex McCown-Levy
Bret Easton Ellis may well go down as one of this era’s epochal novelists, a singular essayist on the icy inhumanity of 20th- and 21st-century living, delivering grim librettos on the emptiness of privileged youth. As a film-maker, his legacy is less assured, as anyone who has seen The Informers will be aware. But that has not stopped Ellis joining the merry band of blowhards who enjoy giving Warner Bros’ DC expanded universe (Dceu) of superhero movies a good kicking at every available opportunity.
“I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the Batman movie, The Batman,” Ellis told The Ringer. “And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. »
- Ben Child
As expected, Wonder Woman is getting reshoots. But as is normally the case over the last couple of years, this shouldn't come as any indication that the movie is in trouble. These reshoots were probably planned before the movie wrapped earlier this summer. The news comes just a few days after Warner Bros. and DC Films debuted the new full length trailer for Wonder Woman, which was met well by fans.
While Batman V Superman may have not lived up to expectations, one thing most people agree on is that Gal Gadot made for one hell of a Wonder Woman. And she has received nothing but praise for her performance, in even some of the most scathing reviews of the movie. the actress has been playing the character non-stop with very short breaks, jumping from Batman V Superman directly into the solo Wonder Woman movie. Before that standalone adventure even wrapped, »
Apparently The Batman script is a big old mess and Warner Bros. doesn't really care as long as the movie gets made. This isn't some juicy rumor that came from an unreliable source. It actually came directly from acclaimed American Psycho author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis. And he's not known for making stuff up just to grab some headlines. In fact, he's actually disappointed with himself for making these comments. And now he's backtracking with an official statement on his Facebook.
DC Films and Warner Bros. have had a rough go of it every since they attempted to launch their DC Extended Universe with Green Lantern way back in 2011. That movie proved to be such a bomb, they discarded it and started over fresh with 2013's Man of Steel. The movie, directed by Zack Snyder, was a modest success, though it had a lot of fans crying foul. It »
Yesterday, comments from American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis started doing the rounds after he made some pretty shocking claims about where things stand with Ben Affleck's The Batman. In a piece published by The Ringer, he said that studio executives had told him that the script was a mess and that Warner Bros. didn't care because they knew that it was ultimately going to make money either way. Given the fact that he's well known in Hollywood, Ellis' comments received a lot of coverage, but he's now taken to Facebook to backtrack somewhat. Well, completely actually. You see, it seems like he may have been speaking out of turn and that he didn't expect some gossip he'd heard to be published. During a long interview with The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey we talked about reasons why studio movies are so bad now and touched on the global needs of the marketplace. »
With Ben Affleck’s Batman movie gearing up to go into production next year, a rather nasty rumour has surfaced over at The Ringer suggesting that “there are serious problems with the script”, and that executives at Warner Bros. aren’t overly concerned about fixing them as “it doesn’t really matter” due to the amount of money the film will make.
The rumour comes from Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, who claims that: “I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the Batman movie, The Batman. And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that the executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’s 30 things »
- Gary Collinson
The saga surrounding Ben Affleck's upcoming The Batman continues. First, the movie seemed all but confirmed, then Affleck made some comments that made it seem like the movie wasn't totally happening yet and after that, Joe Manganiello seemed to confirm shooting dates for next year. It's been messy. Now it appears that the script for The Batman is a total mess, and Warner Bros. doesn't even care.
Recently, The Ringer published a piece called "Movies Aren't Dead, but They'll Never Be the Same" about the current state of the movie industry. In it, American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis revealed that, according to some executives he's talked to, The Batman script currently has some serious issues, but that doesn't really seem to concern the brass at Warner Bros. Here is what he had to say.
"[They] were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that »
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This really isn’t the week for the DC Extended Universe. First we had the news that director Rick Famuyiwa had left The Flash movie due to creative differences with the studio. This on its own would not have been a huge deal, but given that this is the second director this year to leave the project doesn’t really fill a lot of fans with confidence that everything is A-ok on the DC front.
If that wasn’t enough to shake any confidence you may have, then this may do even less for you. In a recent piece from The Ringer, the outlet spoke with the cynical author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who penned the novel American Psycho. In the interview, the writer discussed the decaying infrastructure of the film industry, and pointed to Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman movie as an example:
- Joseph Medina
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