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5 items from 2014


Exclusive Interview with Director Chris Mason Johnson for ‘Test’

10 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few movies would venture into portraying the AIDs scare amongst the homosexual community of the 1980s.

In Chris Mason Johnson’s “Test,” rather than celebrating the death from AIDs, unlike many movies do, it showcased the community living in fear of the disease and the panics surrounding it.

The film is set around the free-spirited San Francisco of 1985 as it follows a young dancer in a modern dance company who must deal with the fear of disease, homophobia, effeminophobia during that period. And his ultimate escapism was through the music and dance.

The dance drama was on the film festival circuit for some time and won two grand jury prizes at Outfest.

Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with director Chris Mason Johnson last week. We discussed about the AIDs epidemic of the 1980s, homophobia, and the changes for gay cinema through the years.

Test” is currently in theaters »

- Gig Patta

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TV On Tap: Tyra Banks Returns to Daytime TV, Kol’s Return to “The Originals” and a “Days of Our Lives” Confession

2 June 2014 4:46 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Tyra Banks is returning to daytime. She’ll lead a show featuring a team of “lifestyle experts” who will aim to provide viewers with “cutting-edge guidance.”

A study attempted to quantify how well Doctor Who handles female characters using the Bechdel test, companion speaking time and number of (non-companion) female characters. It turns out Russell T. Davies‘ run was a lot more female-friendly than Steven Moffat‘s first few seasons. That’s not surprising, but its actually been quantified here.

 

This year, the Academy changed the rules on what it takes to qualify for the Best Documentary Oscar, prompting HBO to cut back on the number of movies it pushes. It’s choices will include Proposition 8 documentary The Case Against 8.

For the first time, The Amazing Race started its next season in a very public place, Times Square. That means there is no mystery about who will be competing in the 25th season. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Gorillas, Alternate Endings, Michael Jackson – The Untold Story of the making The Goonies

17 April 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With a name like HeyUGuys, it’s hard for us to hide our love of The Goonies and after being talked about for years and last week Richard Donner (known by everyone as Dick Donner) confirmed to the world that a Goonies sequel is in the works. We’ll still believe it when we see the cameras start to roll but for now, a fantastic documentary entitled ‘The Making of a Cult Classic, The Unauthorized Story of The Goonies’ has been released on YouTube. Thanks to our Goonies correspondent Andy Petrou for the heads up.

In 2010 the home of the Goonies, Astoria Oregon played host to the 25th anniversary of the movie where many stars from the film gathered to celebrate it’s awesomeness. During that event, the photo you see atop of this post was taken and the documentary was played to a crowd of people who had flown »

- David Sztypuljak

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Oscars In Memoriam: Recent Deaths Put Extra Pressure on Academy

25 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscars are coming Sunday, so get ready for controversy. No, not about politics, Woody Allen or even the Oscar results. Every year, one of the show’s most beloved segments, and the one that stirs up the most heated debates is the In Memoriam sequence.

An online petition is requesting that the Oscar segment include Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old Atlanta crew member killed by a train while filming “Midnight Rider.” That petition is touching and heartfelt, and I agree that any worker, in any field, deserves special recognition if he or she died in the line of duty.

But it would be unprecedented to include a crew member whose name is not widely known. Bottom line: Every person shown in the segment will deserve to be there. But not every deserving person Will be there, because time is limited. Academy reps are nearly always mum about who is included. »

- Tim Gray

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Casting Announced for Live Action Max Steel Movie

6 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

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Max Steel” Unveils Its Lead Actors, Ben Winchell, Ana VILLAFAÑE Dolphin Films International, Mattel, Im Global Announce “Max Steel” International Distribution Rights to be Sold at European Film Market

Hollywood – Feb. 6, 2014 – Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.

Max Steel,” which is being produced by Dolphin Films and Mattel, is slated for a wide theatrical release by Open Road Films domestically and Im Global internationally in 2015. It’s being penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (“Thor: The Dark World”) and directed by award-winning director Stewart Hendler (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “H+”).

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce »

- Jess Orso

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