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Today in Movie Culture: J.J. Abrams Fixes More Franchises, Presidential Nominees as Best Picture Nominees and More

22 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Characters in Real Life: Deadpool exists on the edges of the movie world and the real world, and he (via actor Ryan Reynolds) offered up a Nsfw response to a petition to get the character to host Saturday Night Live:   Filmmaker Parody of the Day: J.J. Abrams has already repaired the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises. Now he's on to The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Saw and more:   Vintage Image of the Day: John Wayne looks upon a geiger counter on the set of The Conqueror, which opened 60 years ago today. The film was shot on a nuclear test site, which is said to be the blame for the deaths of Wayne and much of the rest of the cast and...

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John Oliver Slams Hollywood’s Whitewashing Practices

22 February 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sunday night’s episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” took aim at Hollywood’s whitewashing epidemic — one week before the 88th Academy Awards.

The scathing, four-minute segment — titled “How Is This Still a Thing?” — highlighted a disturbing practice as old as the industry itself: casting white actors to play non-white characters. While this year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which came to light when the Academy nominated only white actors in the four acting categories for the second year in a row, focused on the lack of recognition and the lack of opportunities for people of color, the “Last Week” segment suggests that the roles are out there, they’re just played by white actors.

“That’s right — Jake Gyllenhaal, a white American with a Swedish last name, was cast to play the ‘Prince of Persia’ from, you know, Persia,” said a voiceover. “And he’s far from alone. Just last year, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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John Oliver Slams Hollywood’s Whitewashing Practices

22 February 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sunday night’s episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” took aim at Hollywood’s whitewashing epidemic — one week before the 88th Academy Awards.

The scathing, four-minute segment — titled “How Is This Still a Thing?” — highlighted a disturbing practice as old as the industry itself: casting white actors to play non-white characters. While this year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which came to light when the Academy nominated only white actors in the four acting categories for the second year in a row, focused on the lack of recognition and the lack of opportunities for people of color, the “Last Week” segment suggests that the roles are out there, they’re just played by white actors.

“That’s right — Jake Gyllenhaal, a white American with a Swedish last name, was cast to play the ‘Prince of Persia’ from, you know, Persia,” said a voiceover. “And he’s far from alone. Just last year, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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