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‘Philadelphia’ Screenwriter on Gay Marriage, Legacy of Tom Hanks AIDS Drama

1 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ron Nyswaner was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar for 1993’s “Philadelphia,” the breakthrough drama starring Tom Hanks that portrayed a gay man living with AIDS. He also wrote the upcoming fall release “Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as domestic partners.

Did Hollywood pave the way for gay marriage?

It is a little self-aggrandizing to say that, because I’ve contributed to popular images of gay people. But I think it’s absolutely true. For the last 20 years, over and over again, I’ve been told stories. Somebody once said, “My parents stopped talking to me, then they saw ‘Philadelphia.’”

How long did it take to write?

About four years. Jonathan Demme and I were looking for the right story, always with the goal — which annoyed some people at the time — to have mainstream success with a movie about a gay man with AIDS. We worked really hard to »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Rogue Cut First Look with Bryan Singer

1 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has released a new preview for the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut. The preview shows us some of the new footage that the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut has to offer, along with an introduction from director Bryan Singer, who explains that this is more than just an extended cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, but rather an alternate version of the film. The preview offers some of the 17 minutes of new footage that fans will get to see, which wasn't included in the theatrical cut.

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film-plus nearly 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features, the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with »

- MovieWeb

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Ellen Page’s Lesbian Drama ‘Freeheld’ Faces Tough Commercial Test

30 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shortly after she came out of the closet in February 2014, Ellen Page went to work playing Stacie Andree in “Freeheld,” about a real-life lesbian couple that must fight to keep pension benefits after one of them (Julianne Moore) becomes terminally ill.

Page saw the 2007 documentary short “Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story,” and had been circling a scripted adaptation since then. “It’s always tough trying to finance an independent film, particularly when it’s about two women,” says Page, who is also a producer on the picture, along with her manager, Kelly Bush. “There’s this awful bias that women can’t carry films, which is being proven not true. Hopefully that will start to change.”

Page researched by spending time in the house where Andree and her partner Hester lived in New Jersey. “I’m grateful to tell the story, but you wish the movie didn’t exist, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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First Photo of Ellen Page And Julianne Moore in Freeheld

30 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a first look at Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Summit Entertainment’s Freeheld.

Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page) and their fight for justice.

A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this.

Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Ellen Page is one of the producers on the film.

Directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Freeheld opens on October 2nd, 2015 (limited) & October 16th, 2015 (wide).

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- Michelle McCue

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Why Gay Movie Stars Are Staying Locked in the Closet

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a vast and growing list of prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender media and entertainment figures — just don’t count movie stars among them.

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. In some cases, they’ve found themselves more in demand after revealing their sexual preferences or gender identification.

Yet there’s one glass ceiling that remains stubbornly resistant to cracks.

No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Sure, Jodie Foster gave an elliptical Golden Globes speech about being a lesbian, and out actors Ian McKellen and Zachary Quinto helped anchor the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” series, and the rebooted “Star Trek” films, respectively. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to »

- Brent Lang

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Ellen Page Would Like to Get Married One Day (Exclusive)

26 June 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ellen Page made headlines last year when she came out of the closet at 26, which is still a rare occurrence among younger actresses. Shortly before the landmark Supreme Court decision on Friday that legalized gay marriage, Page talked to Variety about how Hollywood helped pave the way for Lgbt rights. The Oscar-nominated “Juno” actress will next play a lesbian in the upcoming drama “Freeheld,” which opens on October 2.

Variety’s 106-page marriage equality special issue includes more Q&As, including ones with Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Murphy.

How has your life changed since you came out?

I’m happier than I probably could imagine. Now it doesn’t feel like I was ever not out. It’s hard for me to imagine not existing in the way that I’m existing now. It boggles my mind that it seemed so difficult and so impossible. I wish I’d done it sooner, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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How Gay Stars Have Come Out

26 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Following Friday's Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide, we're taking a look at how celebrities have come out over the years. In 2014, Ellen Page attended the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas and came out during her speech, admitting that she was tired of lying by omission. The brave declaration came on the heels of actress Maria Bello's coming-out essay in The New York Times, as well as British Olympic diver Tom Daley's confessional YouTube video addressing his own sexuality, both of which made headlines at the end of 2013. Ellen, Maria, and Tom joined a growing number of stars who have paved the way for gay people everywhere by coming out, including Frank Ocean, Anderson Cooper, and Jodie Foster, who came out at the Golden Globes in 2013. Be inspired by these celebrities who've used magazines, talk shows, and their blogs to come out, then see »

- Tara-Block

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"X-Men" Rogue Cut Photo, Crossover Talk

25 June 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first photo has been released from "X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut," the July 14th Blu-ray and DVD release of last summer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" which runs a full seventeen minutes longer than the theatrical cut. The first screening of the new cut will take place at this year's San Diego Comic-Con on July 11th.

The new scenes, which were already shot before it was decided to cut them, mostly focus around a subplot with Anna Paquin's Rogue that sees her interacting with Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Kitty Pride (Ellen Page).

In related but far less confirmed news, Latino Review has posted a report claiming should this year's "Fantastic Four" reboot prove a success, Fox is considering an "X-Men"/"Fantastic Four" crossover movie for 2018. More details at the link. »

- Garth Franklin

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Anna Paquin’s Rogue featured in new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut

25 June 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than three weeks to go until the release of The Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a selection of images have arrived online featuring Anna Paquin’s Rogue alongside the likes of Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page)…

See Also: Watch a promo for X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film—plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features—the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike!

X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut is set for release on July 22nd. »

- Gary Collinson

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

24 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rooney Mara surprised many by taking home the Best Actress prize at Cannes, as many thought her co-star Cate Blanchett would take it -- or the two would share. Whether we like it or not, the moment marked the beginning of Mara's campaign for a second Oscar nomination (and potential win) for Todd Haynes' "Carol." It's just a matter of whether The Weinstein Company will campaign them both in lead, or place Mara in supporting. The latter seems more like Harvey, and if that's the case we can pretty much guarantee that one of the category's five slots will go to Mara. Who joins her? That depends on how big, small or good dozens of hopefuls' roles are in films we -- in some cases -- won't see until November. The mighty likes of Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Laura Linney, Jennifer Jason Leigh, »

- Peter Knegt

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Is A Fantastic Four/X-Men Crossover Film In The Works?

24 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

File this one strictly under rumor until we hear otherwise, but Latino-Review is reporting that 20th Century Fox has been keeping its eyes wide open with regard to Marvel and DC’s team-up movies, and execs there are looking to do something similar by throwing together its X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises into one Avengers-style event.

The author of the piece says that Fox’s plans for a 2018 X-Men release are currently far from set in stone – because studio execs are mulling the possibility of uniting the Fantastic Four and the X-Men on screen. This would be dependent on Josh Trank’s troubled reboot of Fantastic Four not getting savaged by critics or dying a slow and painful death at the big-leagues box office (The Amazing Spider-Man 2-style) and on the X-Men lineup still being recognizable enough to serve as a major draw for audiences even without Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine ranking among them. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Tallulah’ begins NYC shoot

23 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tammy Blanchard and Zachary Quinto are among a slew of new cast to join Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment’s dramatic comedy Tallulah, which has begun shooting in New York City.

Additional arrivals who join the previously announced Ellen Page and Allison Janney are Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey.

Good Universe handles international sales and ICM Partners represents Us rights.

Sian Heder will direct Tallulah from her screenplay about a free spirit whom everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother.

The woman pretends the baby is hers with the mother of her ex-boyfriend. When the baby is returned to her rightful mother the three women forge an unbreakable bond.

Route One and Ocean Blue finance Tallulah and Heather Rae is producing with Route One CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina

The production »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit Join Ellen Page’s ‘Tallulah’

23 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Into the Woods” star Tammy Blanchard and Evan Jonigkeit from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” are joining Ellen Page and Allison Janney in the dramedy “Tallulah.”

Sian Heder is directing from her screenplay about a free spirit who everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother. The project was unveiled during Cannes and has started shooting in New York City.

Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba, David Zayas and John Benjamin Hickey round out the cast.

Route One Entertainment is financing, and Heather Rae is producing along with Route One’s CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus, and Todd Traina. Ocean Blue Entertainment is also financing. The production is partnering with Cutting Edge Group and Michael Lloyd to create songs inspired by the screenplay.

ICM Partners is handling domestic rights, while Good Universe is handling foreign rights.

Blanchard is represented »

- Dave McNary

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Hollywood Reporter Tops SoCal Journalism Awards With 10 Wins Including Best Website

18 June 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Hollywood Reporter was named best website at the Los Angeles Press Club's 57th Southern California Journalism Awards, while television editor Lacey Rose won for entertainment journalist of the year. THR took home a total of 10 awards — more than any other news outlet — at the gala ceremony, held Sunday night at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This marks the third consecutive year that THR.com has been named best website at the SoCal Awards. Seth Abramovitch, senior writer, won the magazine personality profile award for his piece "'X-Men’s' Ellen Page on Life After Coming Out,

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- THR Staff

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Update: Promo for X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut

17 June 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Update: We’ve added an English-language version of the promo…

With the long-awaited Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past set to arrive next month (July 14th to be precise!), an international promo has arrived online for the extended edition, which offers up a brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of Anna Paquin’s Rogue.

See Also: Full Blu-ray details for X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film—plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features—the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike!

X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and sees »

- Gary Collinson

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Intriguing New Snippets Of Footage In X-men: Days Of Future Past - Rogue Cut Promo

16 June 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. X-Men: Days of Future Past's huge all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page, and the "inbetweenquel" went on sale digitally and on DVD and Blu-ray last year. The "Rogue Cut" of the movie is set to hit all of those formats on July 14th.  »

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First image from Freeheld starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore

14 June 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first image has been released from director Peter Sollett’s upcoming gay rights drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page

Freeheld tells the story of fearless Police Detective Laurel Hester, working to bust New Jersey drug dealers with her long-term partner and mentor, Detective Dane Wells. Though close, Laurel has never been honest with Dane about her sexual orientation and Dane nurses a long-held attraction to her. Their friendship is tested when Laurel falls in love with a younger, openly gay, car mechanic, Stacie Andree, who urges Laurel to be open about their relationship. Laurel finds the domestic happiness she’s long sought with Stacie and they buy a house together. When Laurel is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she risks coming out of the closet to ask the county commissioners (Freeholders) to grant her police pension to Stacie when she dies (as would happen automatically for any heterosexual, »

- Gary Collinson

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6 Powerful Coming-Out Stories Guaranteed to Make You Cry

13 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ingrid Nilsen recently came out in an emotional YouTube video when she declared, "I'm gay," before breaking into tears, adding, "It feels so good to say that." She shared with the world how she was attracted to girls when she was 4 years old but dated boys later in life because of societal pressure. "Essentially I grew up in an environment where homosexuality wasn't universally accepted. It was accepted by some and definitely not the majority, and that was difficult." Ingrid decided to open up because she wanted to give herself her "best chance," and she joins others like The Rhodes Bros, Ellen Page, and Ellen DeGeneres who have bravely shared their truths. »

- Becca-Frucht

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E3 Predictions: What does Sony have in store for us?

12 June 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s that time of the year again. E3. Always interesting, often embarrassing, and frequently disappointing, E3 is one of the most important gaming weekends of the year. People around the globe tune in to conferences led by Microsoft and Sony, as well as select third party publishers, with wide eyes and crossed fingers. For every Kingdom Hearts 3 reveal there’s a half-dozen Call of Duty gameplay demonstrations, usually demonstrating that it looks exactly the same as the last one. Hope they’re going to finally announce that Final Fantasy VII remake? Here’s Final Fantasy Xiii: Lightning Returns. But despite the cynicism one acquires after watching so many of these things, there’s always a few surprises, and there’s always something to get excited about. E3 fever is tough to resist.

Recent years have seen some fairly memorable E3 moments. Last year might have been a little bit of a non-event, »

- John Cal McCormick

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Bryan Fuller Talks Hannibal Season 3

4 June 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Hannibal Season 3 premiering tonight on NBC, we recently participated in an interview call with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, who teased what we can expect to see this season, including Bedelia and Hannibal's relationship and much more.

Bryan on the relationship between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in season three:

Bryan Fuller: Well, really it kind of boils down to this fabulousness of Gillian Anderson and more of her is always a good thing. And we had so much fun working together in the first two seasons and she’s such an iconic actress and brings such a specific energy to the show that it seems like a really logical next step for the series to flush out that relationship expanded and get more of the chemistry between Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson.

There is a genuine connection between Bedelia and Hannibal. »

- Derek Anderson

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