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Yet, that’s what Speedman calls it. Directed by Andrew Fleming, the film stars Speedman as Jay Wheeler, the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family who strikes up an improbable relationship with Daisy, a free-spirited patient at a mental hospital played by Evan Rachel Wood. (Check out the first poster for the film above.)
Speedman talked to EW about why he jumped on board to play a “jerk, »
- Shirley Li
With Breaking Bad over and Mad Men on the way out, AMC is hitching its wagon to the past in hopes of ensuring a bright future with two new shows: Halt & Catch Fire, set in the early 1980s, and Turn, set in 1778. Last night, during The Walking Dead mid-season finale, we got our first look at Turn, starring Jamie Bell, and all signs point to AMC's continued dominance in scripted drama.
Based on the book Washington's Spies written by Alexander Rose, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.
Abe Woodhull, who went by the name Samuel Culper Sr. so »
Stars have been paying tribute to Paul Walker, who has died suddenly at the age of 40.
The Fast & Furious actor was killed in a car accident in southern California on Saturday (November 30). He was at an event for his charity Reach Out Worldwide.
Tributes to Paul from across the entertainment industry follow below.
Universal Pictures: "All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."
Vin Diesel: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength. »
Gawker collected the key floats and Roker silliness for Thanksgiving Day Parade Icymi
Variety Evan Rachel Wood vs the MPAA over a recent sex scene
Gurus of Gold we list nominations we'd be thankful for and update our charts
THR Feinberg's Forecast. It's exhausting to read all the stuff that happened this week. Once campaigning starts it's just impossible to keep up, right?
Variety also reviewed the week from Jean Claude Van Damme's epic split stunt to Frozen on your phone
Vulture all the times Peeta messes up in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. »
- NATHANIEL R
We've got the skinny on the movies released in cinemas today, plus what's coming up on the site today
What to see?
In the UK? Your best bet is swift consulation of this week's Guardian Film Show, which today weighs up Saving Mr Banks, Carrie and Jeune et Jolie.
Coming up today
Did we mention the Guardian Film Show? Did we mention that it also includes an interview with Emma Thompson? Oh, good. Well, other than that, stand by for:
• Top 10 film noirs »
Actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter after she saw the latest cut of her new film "Charlie Countryman," which was released two weeks ago. The new cut, which received an R rating from the MPAA, does not include parts of a love scene in which Shia Labeouf's character performs oral sex on Wood's character. The Twitter rant was broken up with ellipses and was posted Wednesday evening (though she corrected the grammar and reposted some of the posts Thanksgiving morning). Here it is in its entirety: After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to...— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) November 27, 2013 ...censor a womans sexuality once again. The scene where the two main characters make "love" was altered because someone felt that seeing...— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) November 27, 2013 ...a man give a woman oral sex made »
- Bryce J. Renninger
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “CGI Is Killing the Modern Horror Film” — Jordan Forward at Screen Robot makes a case against the limiting capabilities of the filmmaking tool. “Why is oral sex hard for Hollywood?” — The picture above is, of course, from Blue Valentine, but The Guardian asks the question anew as Evan Rachel Wood rails against the ratings board for wanting to slap an Nc-17 on Charlie Countryman for showing cunnilingus. “Why We Watch Movies” — Colin Biggs at Movie Mezzanine dips into his childhood to find a metaphor behind our compulsion to sit in a dark room watching where the light goes. »
- Scott Beggs
The 26-year-old actress took to twitter by saying that after seeing the new cut of the movie, she would like to share her disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor womans sexuality once again, the New York Daily News reported.
The 'Thirteen' star added that the scene where the two main characters make 'love' was altered because they felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people uncomfortable but the. »
- Machan Kumar
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) demanded that scenes featuring sex and drug use be cut in order to win a lower R rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The extent to which cuts had to be made to the film is unclear.
The running time of the Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill-starring movie has been revealed as 2 hours and 59 minutes, making it the longest release of both the 2013 Christmas period and Scorsese's career.
She complained that scenes in which her character receives cunnilingus from Shia Labeouf had to be cut from the film, while its graphic violence went by without remark.
Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter this week to air her anger with the MPAA for cutting a sex scene from her drama Charlie Countryman starring Shia Labeoufm, in order for the Millennum Entertainment release to gain a R rating. Variety reported that the MPAA removed a scene where Wood’s character, a Romanian woman, receives oral sex from Labeouf’s titular character, an American traveling abroad. »
As we know by now with the MPAA: violence good, sex bad. And so today brings with it another tale of a movie that has made the ratings body just a bit too hot under the collar, but it also happens to be one of the biggest films of the year: "The Wolf Of Wall Street." THR reports that Martin Scorsese's upcoming epic—with the trade also confirming recent reports that it runs 2 hours and 59 minutes—was initially returned with an NC-17 rating thanks to "abundant, explicit sex (not to mention drugs)." Of course, no major studio movie is ever going to get released with an Nc-17, so trims, cut and edits were made (though it's not clear how extensive they were) to ensure the movie got an R rating, and it seems everyone is happy (or at least not making their concerns public). That quite can't be said »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Actor takes to Twitter to criticise ratings body for removing oral sex scene from Charlie Countryman, saying its symptomatic of a society that wants women to feel ashamed of sex
• Charlie Countryman – first look review
• Why is oral sex hard for Hollywood?
Evan Rachel Wood has criticised the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for swingeing cuts to Sundance hit Charlie Countryman, a move she has described as symptomatic of a society that is frightened of female sexuality.
The 26-year-old actor plays a cellist who becomes intimately involved with Shia Labeouf's title character in first-time director Fredrick Bond's noir-tinged drama. After viewing the edited version, which arrived in American cinemas earlier this month, Wood took to Twitter to decry the loss of a scene in which Countryman performs oral sex on her character.
In a series of posts, she wrote: "After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would »
- Ben Child
As Evan Rachel Wood has found to her dismay, cunnilingus as a form of oral sex still remains taboo in Hollywood – so how can it go mainstream?
• Evan Rachel Wood on Hollywood's cunnilingus censorship
Yesterday, actor Evan Rachel Wood launched a Twitter polemic against the ratings board in the Us, the MPAA, for necessitating the removal of a scene where her character in Charlie Countryman receives oral sex. The edit was presumably made so the film avoids the Nc-17 rating that would effectively bar it from many mainstream cinemas.
It's a microcosmic example of a much wider issue: cunnilingus is de facto arthouse. Even coming from the surprisingly stilted world of intra-male sex chat, it's clear that among my twentysomething peers this is a thoroughly mainstream, necessary part of modern sex – ignoring the fact that most men thoroughly enjoy it. And yet Hollywood, with its lumbering moral turning circle, hasn't come round to the idea. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Fredrik Bond directed the Bucharest-set feature which premiered at Sundance back in January. Further editing took place after that, including the removal of a scene in which Shia Labeouf and Wood's character get intimate. The scene was apparently removed because of demands by the American censorship board (the MPAA) who eventually slapped the film with an 'R' for "some brutal violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity and drug use".
Yesterday afternoon, Wood called out the MPAA on their decision and hypocrisy regarding ratings. Her comments in full:
"After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a womans sexuality once again.
The scene where the two »
- Garth Franklin
The actress took to Twitter to attack the MPAA for removing scenes of her character receiving cunnilingus from the film, in which she starred alongside Shia Labeouf.
She has claimed that the move is symptomatic of ongoing attempts to make women feel ashamed about their sexuality.
"After seeing the new cut of Charlie Countryman I would like to share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woman's sexuality once again," she wrote.
"The scene where the two main characters make 'love' was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people 'uncomfortable' but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off remained intact and unaltered.
"This is a symptom of a society that wants to shame »
All today's film news. Plus what's going on across theguardian.com/film
- Evan Rachel Wood says the MPAA's editing of a man-on-woman oral sex scene from her new film Charlie Countryman is symptomatic of 'a society that wants to shame women and put them down for enjoying sex'.
- Meanwhile The Wolf of Wall Street has had sex scenes cut to earn it a softer rating.
- Nanni Moretti has announced his new film, which is under the working title My Mother.
Elsewhere on the site
- Peter Bradshaw will be explaining why fishing documentary Leviathan contains all the »
Martin Scorsese's new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which starts screening for press and awards voters the week after Thanksgiving, has already been shown to the MPAA ratings board-- which would not grant an R rating until the director trimmed some sexy material. The movie still came in at a whopping two hours 59 minutes, so it doesn't look like he cut very much after the film was pushed back to December 25. That makes it the longest of his films. (Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" clocks in at a relatively sane two hours forty.) Actress Evan Rachel Wood was dismayed when she saw the final cut of "Charlie Countryman" and took to Twitter Wednesday to vent her displeasure. "Thanks for listening," concluded @evanrachelwood. Here's an edited version of her tweets: After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like to share my disappointment with the MPAA, »
- Anne Thompson
Evan Rachel Wood is not pleased. The actress and new mother took to Twitter to vent her frustrations over the MPAA's edit of her new film Charlie Countryman. "After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a womans sexuality once again," she wrote in the beginning of her tweet spree. "The scene where the two main characters make "love" was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people 'uncomfortable' but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off remained intact and unaltered." Wood went on to say that the »
The indie film, co-starring Shia Labeouf, featured a graphic scene that had a female receiving oral sex from a man, but director Frederik Bond was forced to remove the scene in order to obtain an R rating from the Motion Picture Alliance of America, a move Wood claims is sexist and hypocritical.
“I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woman’s sexuality once again,” she wrote on Twitter.
“The scene where the two main characters make ‘love’ was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people ‘uncomfortable’ but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off remained intact and unaltered,” she added.
The drama, currently playing in limited release, »
- Stuart Oldham
The phantasmagorical noir Charlie Countryman hit theaters earlier this month, but after finally catching up with the finished version of the film, star Evan Rachel Wood walked away none too pleased. Music video director Fredrik Bond's first feature -- which follows Shia Labeouf as the title character who loses himself to love, mystery, and the colorful underbelly of Bucharest, -- debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival before heading back to the editing room for another round of tinkering. During that process, scenes of intimacy between Labeouf and Wood's character, a
- Matt Patches
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