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Earlier this week, James Wood made the ill-advised decision to criticize the premise of Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which centers around the homosexual romance between a 24-year-old and 17-year-old. “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #Nambla,” the actor tweeted.
The first response, from “Call Me by Your Name” star Armie Hammer, was fairly humorous in the way it pointed out Woods’ hypocrisy: “Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?” The next, from Amber Tamblyn, was less so: “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.”
The actress followed that up with an open letter in Teen Vogue and »
- Michael Nordine
Yesterday, we reported on the latest milestone in actor-turned-Twitter-troll James Wood’s descent into the sludge, when he offered up some typically unasked-for thoughts about Armie Hammer’s festival hit Call Me By Your Name. From high atop his Twitter pulpit, Woods denounced the film for centering on a relationship…
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- William Hughes
Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Zachary Dent6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am
Canada Day only comes once a year and what better way to appreciate this northern paradise than with a movie that takes place within our borders. After all the eating, drinking, barbecuing, and partying, it's nice to kick back, relax, and take in a Canadian classic. We've got a list of some pretty great ones! So take a gander below and check out a few movies that take place close to home.
Based on Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel series, director Edgar Wright condensed a seven-part saga into one epic, Toronto-set film. From notable places like Casa Loma, concert venues like Lee's Palace, and famous intersections like Bloor and »
- Zachary Dent
The 2017 British Academy Games Awards took place in London this evening as BAFTA celebrated the very best in gaming over the past twelve months.
Taking home the top honour, Best Game, was Naughty Dog Studios’ Uncharted 4, while Inside won four awards (Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Narrative and Original Property and there were also two wins apiece for Overcooked (British Game, Family Game) and Firewatch (Debut Game, Best Performer – Cissy Jones).
Here’s a full list of the winners, highlighted in bold…
Brenda Romero Artistic Achievement
ABZÛ Development Team – Giant Squid/505 Games
Dishonored 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Development Team – Sie Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Unravel Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1 Development Team – Dice/Electronic Arts
Doom Development Team – id Software/Bethesda Softworks »
- Gary Collinson
The Writers Guild Awards on Sunday night took a cue from the rest of awards season in being fairly Trump-heavy, including several shots at the commander-in-chief. But Oliver Stone, who was on hand at the Wgaw ceremony to accept the Laurel Award, gave a more bipartisan critique of America in an impassioned message to young filmmakers.
After being introduced by James Wood, Stone told reminded filmmakers that “you can be critical of your government and your society.”
“You don’t have to fit in,” the Oscar-winner went on. “It’s fashionable now to take shots at Republicans and Trump and avoid the Obamas and Clintons. But remember this: In the 13 wars we’ve started over the last 30 years and the $14 trillion we’ve spent, and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from this earth, remember that it wasn’t one leader, but a system, both Republican and Democrat. »
- Alex Stedman and Debra Birnbaum
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