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The 90th Academy Awards are still a while away, but with plenty of high quality movies already on voters’ radars, now is the time for studios to start making moves to ensure that their films are given the recognition they deserve.
According to Deadline the first DVD screener sent to the Academy voters is the Fox superhero film Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as the titular hero. Of course, it probably comes as little surprise to many fans that Fox would push this film for Oscar gold, considering the success that it achieved for the studio.
Whilst superhero movies have never fared too well at the Oscars, this may change with James Mangold’s Logan, a film which by all accounts could be in with a shout for Best Screenplay, or for acting nominations for the moving performances of both Jackman and his co-star, Patrick Stewart.
Spelling the end of Jackman’s Wolverine in X-Men universe, »
- George Chrysostomou
It’s about halfway through the fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black” when Elizabeth Rodriguez’s recently un-incarcerated, always opinionated Aleida sums up the plight of female-forward broadcast television writers everywhere with one simple, well-crafted exchange.
“Can I say ‘bitches?’” she asks a local newscaster and then, when she gets the green light, immediately and involuntarily exclaims, “s—.” The journalist, played by Thea McCartan, responds she can’t say that, to which Aleida replies, “What kind of f—ing bulls— rule is that?”
Although the writers may have simply been trying to show that Aleida was not as media savvy as she was street smart in this episode, which was written by co-exec producer Lauren Morelli, “in a lot of ways, we’re all like Aleida,” says writer-producer Carolina Paiz.
After years of working on broadcast TV, Paiz understands Aleida’s frustrations. On network shows, she notes, “We’re constantly censoring or told to self-censor »
- Whitney Friedlander
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Jaden Smith and Orange is the New Black's Elizabeth Rodriguez will lead a cast of real-life female skateboarders that includes Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams and Jules Lorenzo. The director met the girls, known as the collective Skate Kitchen, while doing a recent documentary short.
The untitled project will follow Camille, a lonely suburban teenager whose life changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys into the raw New York »
- Mia Galuppo
The Wolfpack director makes narrative debut.
Crystal Moselle (pictured), who won the 2015 Sundance documentary grand jury award for The Wolfpack, directs the coming-of-age story about a lonely suburban teenager whose life changes when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders.
The story is inspired by events in the lives of real skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams, and Jules Lorenzo, all of whom appear in the film. Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi and Jennifer Silverman wrote the screenplay.
Moselle focused on Vinberg, Lovelace, Moran, Russell and Adams – members of the Skate Kitchen – in her short film That One Day (pictured), which debuted in Venice last year.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The films stars New York City skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams and Jules Lorenzo. Producers are Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Pulse Films’ Julia Nottingham, Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, and Bow and Arrow’s Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro. Rt Features’ Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas and Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski executive producing.
Vinberg, Lovelace, Moran, Russell and Adams are members of the Skate Kitchen, a group of female skaters who were the subject of Moselle’s recent short film “That One Day,” which debuted at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
The script is inspired by events in the lives of the skaters and written by Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi »
- Dave McNary
Documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle is finally turning her attentions to fiction, care of her first narrative feature, a currently untitled project centering around female skateboarders. The new film will star real New York City skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams, Jules Lorenzo, alongside actors Jaden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez, and is billed as a “raw” coming-of-age tale set in the city’s skating underground.
Vinberg, Lovelace, Moran, Russell, and Adams are members of the Skate Kitchen, a group of female skaters who were the subject of Moselle’s recent short film “That One Day,” which debuted at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Shabier Kirchner, who served as director of photography on the short, is attached as Dp for the feature. Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Pulse Films’ Julia Nottingham, Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, and Bow and Arrow’s Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro are producing, with Rt Features »
- Kate Erbland
If you're anything like us, you got to Orange Is the New Black season five, episode eight, "Tied to the Traintracks," and you did a double take during the flashback, which reveals more of Daya's (Dascha Polanco) backstory. The 14-year-old version of Daya looks so much like the grown-up version that you almost start to wonder if she's played by Polanco and the show is using special effects to make her look younger. But it turns out the only special effects they needed are Polanco's own daughter. That's right, young Daya is played by 16-year-old Dasany Kristal Gonzalez, the eldest of Polanco's three children, who was born when Polanco was just 18 years old. She told Latina magazine back in 2015 that it was hard to raise her daughter alone - Polanco's mother passed away shortly after Dasany's birth, so Polanco was on her own. RelatedOrange Is the New Black: Here's What You Should Know About Season 6 "I went through a large depression and started feeling emotionally isolated," Polanco said. "I remember having to find somebody to stay with my daughter because I didn't want to stop school, and I couldn't stop working." But now, Polanco has two more children and is "engaged to a good-hearted man" who supports her unconditionally, she told The Huffington Post in a separate interview. Whether Dasany will follow in her mother's footsteps remains to be seen, but she is definitely off to a good start by playing her mom on Oitnb. The flashback, which fleshed out young Daya's relationship with her mother, Aleida (Elizabeth Rodriguez), makes a nice parallel with Daya's struggle to secure a future for her baby Armaria after she decides to turn herself in for shooting Humphrey. »
- Andrea Reiher
There's a lot to talk about when it comes to season five of Orange Is the New Black, but nothing has caught Twitter's attention more than young Daya. During the eighth episode of the Netflix series' latest season, viewers are able to get a bit of a deeper look into Dascha Polanco's character and her relationship with her mother, Aleida (played by Elizabeth Rodriguez). The episode features a 14-year-old Daya who gets some poor advice from her mom on how to deal with a guy, but that's beside the point. The biggest topic of conversation is how much young Daya looks like older Daya. Many fans took to Twitter to praise Oitnb producers for really hitting the nail on the head when it came to »
Vulture Watch How long with the ladies languish in Litchfield? Has the Orange Is the New Black TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Orange Is the New Black season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Orange Is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva Adrienne C. Moore, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Jessica Pimental. The recurring cast includes: Laverne Cox, Beth Fowler, Annie Golden, Laura Gómez, and Diane Guerrero. The series follows Piper »
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In the wake of tragedy last summer, a new season of Netflix’s chaotically clever prison drama Orange Is The New Black was like a warm, empowering hug after a particularly terrible day. The show was bold, brave, and boisterous to the extent that it was easy to wonder if anyone behind the scenes ever worried about crossing a line or going too far with its trenchant storylines.
It felt like Orange Is The New Black was at its peak, firing on all cylinders with nary a boring storyline or dull side character in sight for thirteen straight hours of pure, binge-this-in-two-sittings Golden Age TV (which you bet I did). The world is still spiralling, maybe even more so than it was last year, and the return of the women of Litchfield in season 5 of Orange Is The New Black is yet another »
- Mitchel Broussard
Directed by James Mangold
Logan arrives on home video in a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD release that also offers Logan Noir, a black-and-white version of this grim ‘n’ gritty film. The bonus features dig deep, with a commentary track by director James Mangold and a 76-minute making-of documentary.
I remember when grim ‘n’ gritty became all the rage in the comic book industry in the 80s. Sure, Batman had led the way in the 70s with some very Gothic-tinged storylines, and Marvel had flirted with it back then too by giving its characters some more grown-up problems, but the 80s was a time of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and other tough-as-nails comics.
That trend accelerated through that decade and into the 90s, and Marvel »
- Brad Cook
Now that Hugh Jackman has hung up the claws following the release of Logan, the actor has been chatting to Collider about the eventual recasting Wolverine, and how he would go about rebooting the fan favourite mutant.
“I think one thing we’ve learned: when X-Men started, it was pretty revolutionary,” said Jackman. “Like the comic book itself, I think there was an element of breaking conventions, of opening up in the concentration camp with a character, was not what people expected. I think X-Men has always been about asking questions, challenging norms and asking what’s going on. I’m not saying we’ve done that always, but I definitely think the spirit of Logan is in a way a reboot of that desire to keep taking risks and to ask more difficult questions, and to go deeper within the characters. In an irreverent way, it’s exactly what Deadpool did too. »
- Gary Collinson
Although Logan contained enough clues for audiences to get a pretty good idea of what happened during the ‘Westchester Incident’, but director James Mangold has revealed to IGN that he originally planned to make it much more explicit by opening the film with the death of the X-Men.
“I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence, and so it was quite literal, who was dead,” said Mangold. But the reason we didn’t do it wasn’t to spare other films, it was that it redefined the movie. It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.”
Would you have liked to see the death of the X-Men in Logan, »
- Gary Collinson
Given how incredibly popular Wolverine has been since his introduction in comics forty years ago, it’s always been a little odd that he has not fared well on the silver screen. While he’s been one of the strongest elements in all the X-Men films to date, his solo offerings — X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine – have not exactly worked. Hugh Jackman has said he had one solo film left in him so the challenge for Director James Mangold was making this one good.
Thankfully, Logan, was more than good. It was a thrilling experience on screen and now on home video. The movie, out now from 20th Century Home Entertainment, works on multiple levels but is a fitting finale for Jackman’s portrayal of the canucklehead. Where the others were solo stories with lots of extra characters around, this is more of a buddy film with the first »
- Robert Greenberger
There has been much talk about the character’s potential to pop up in future X-Men franchise movies, with Logan’s director James Mangold even teasing her return. But according to producer Hutch Parker, there are no definite plans for X-23’s future appearances, and that her appearance in an X-Men movie isn’t guaranteed.
“I don’t know definitively, but in terms of the stuff we’ve been talking about, it’s not sort of slipping her into the background of another movie. It’s looking at that character, which is a great character and has a pretty interesting run within the comics, to find a story that we think she could carry or certainly be kind of majorly significant within,” Parker said to IGN. »
- Samuel Brace
With Logan hitting Blu-ray in North America today, the guys at Screen Junkies have unveiled their Honest Trailer for Hugh Jackman’s acclaimed X-Men swansong – and they’ve got some company this time, as Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool makes a guest appearance to share the Merc with a Mouth’s thoughts.
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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan reunites Hugh Jackman with The Wolverine director James Mangold and also stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Elise Neal. »
- Gary Collinson
Having brought the curtain down on a 17 year spell as Wolverine this March with the release of the critically-acclaimed Logan, Hugh Jackman has been reflecting on his time as the fan favourite X-Man, revealing to Collider that he only has two regrets.
“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do,” said Jackman. “Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue and yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’ We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen—on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out you go for it. The other idea that I always loved was »
- Amie Cranswick
Warning. Major Logan spoilers follow…
With this year’s Logan, director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman delivered a rather fantastic end to Jackman’s 15-year stint as the fan favourite mutant superhero Wolverine, culminating in an emotional climax where Logan makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his clone/daughter Laura and her young mutant friends from his other clone, X-24.
While lots of tears were shed over the final scenes, James Mangold has revealed to CinemaBlend that he doesn’t view the conclusion of the film as a downer – quite the opposite in fact, as he sees it as a happy ending given the suffering Wolverine has endured throughout his life.
“Something gets born of every tragedy. In many ways, I look at the movie and I realize what a happy ending it is. At least from the perspective of Wolverine’s character. I think, unlike anything »
- Gary Collinson
“Orange Is the New Black” and “Black Mirror” are two of the most popular original programs currently on Netflix’s lineup. However, Jenji Kohan and Charlie Brooker’s dramas are arguably even more enjoyable with their powers combined, as can be seen in “Orange Is the New Black Mirror.”
In the clip, Poussey (Samira Wiley) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks) break out of Litchfield to spend some quality time together in San Junipero in place of Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis’ quirky characters. Everything about the dream sequence just works, most notably the costumes and exceptional re-use of Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.”
Despite having ten episodes of Season 5 leaked by hackers, “Oitnb” is still set to premiere Friday, June 9.
- JD Knapp
Logan was a beautiful swan song for Hugh Jackman, and the character that he has cultivated for over 15 years. His Wolverine is the most fully realized comic book character put on film, and it would be no small feat to replace him. How do you replace an actor who is so tied to a particular role?
“It’s a great question. Look, I think for all of us, at the moment, and for some of us it goes back to the very first time Hugh put on the costume. The idea of casting someone else as Wolverine is just not something I can think about. [Laughs] And I don’t know. There’s part of me that thinks that he’s »
- Jordan Jones
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