17 items from 2016
Deadline reports Cleo Anthony has joined the She's Got to Have It TV show at Netflix. Anthony played Ares in the second season of Extant. CBS cancelled the Halle Berry sci-fi drama in 2015. Anthony has been cast as photographer Greer Childs, a former model and one of Nola Darling's (DeWanda Wise) lovers, in She's Got to Have It.The new series is a present-day reboot of Spike Lee's 1986 feature film. She's Gotta Have It follows Darling, a Brooklyn-based free-spirited artist, as she tries to balance her career and friends, as well as three lovers.Read More… »
Rookie Blue alum Lyriq Bent has been cast as male leads opposite DeWanda Wise in Spike Lee's 10-episode Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee's groundbreaking 1986 indie film. The series centers on Darling (Wise), a Brooklyn-based a sexually liberated, free spirited painter/mixed media artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers, played by Bent, Cleo Anthony and… »
Cleo Anthony (Divergent) has been cast as one of the male leads opposite DeWanda Wise in Spike Lee's 10-episode Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee's groundbreaking 1986 indie film. The series centers on Darling (Wise), a Brooklyn-based sexually liberated, free-spirited painter/mixed media artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers. Anthony will portray one of the… »
DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) is set to play the iconic role of Nola Darling in Spike Lee's 10-episode Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee's groundbreaking 1986 indie film. The series centers on Nola (Wise), a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model Greer Childs; the protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original… »
Anthony Ramos is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports the Hamilton star has been cast in Netflix's new series She's Gotta Have It.Bases on the 1986 film from Spike Lee, the drama "centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model Greer Childs; the protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and da original b-boy sneakerhead Mars Blackmon, who still wears Jordans but now is a social-media phenomenon."Read More… »
NEWSJackieThe Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped and its winners (such as they are) have been announced, including Damien Chazelle's La La Land (read our take) and Pablo Larraín's Jackie. Our full index of coverage, as well as our favorite films, can be found here—stay tuned for director interviews! Meanwhile, if you want the truly best and most comprehensive review of the many, many films that played in Toronto, we highly recommend Cinema Scope's coverage.Director Curtis Hanson, best known for L.A. Confidential, has died at the age of 71.Netflix is going to produce a 10-episode version of Spike Lee's debut film, She's Gotta Have It, with Lee returning to direct.Recommended VIEWINGThe trailer for a movie we hadn't realized existed: Costa-Gavras's Missing, Palme d'Or and Best Actor Winner—for Jack Lemmon—at Cannes in 1982. Also starring Sissy Spacek, the film is newly restored and ripe for our ignorant re-discovery. »
It was recently announced that Netflix has ordered ten episodes of a TV series adaptation of Spike Lee’s 1986 debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It. Lee will direct all ten episodes. The age of prestige television truly allows for more fluid movement (at least behind the camera) from film to TV and back again. Spike Lee’s last few features (despite good notices for Chi-raq) have had trouble catching fire outside of the arthouse the way his earlier work has, for this reason or that. He’s certainly a polarizing figure and resistance to his work is built in to certain audiences.
Have you seen She’s Gotta Have It? It’s a very fascinating piece, both on its own and in the larger context of Lee’s filmography. There’s a beautifully bare-bones »
- Kieran Scarlett
Two weird truths about Hollywood: The industry loves to pigeonhole good-looking performers (especially good-looking actresses) into roles seemingly more suited to their physical attributes And it also loves nothing more than when an attractive star plays ugly (or even average!) to get into character for a splashy role. Halle Berry is certainly familiar with this strange dichotomy, and the Oscar-winning actress recently spoke out about how she had to buck being typecast as a “gorgeous girl” in order to get the kind of work she really wanted.
In a new interview with W Magazine (via E! Online), Berry explains that when she first came to Hollywood, she was almost immediately disregarded by industry professionals, simply because of the way she looks. “I came from the world of beauty pageants and modeling,” she told W. “And right away when people heard that, I got discounted as an actor.”
Read More: Renee Zellweger »
- Kate Erbland
The following editorial was co-authored by the Oscar-nominated team behind “Virguna,” the director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara, whose short documentary “The White Helmets” launches on Netflix globally today.
As the U.S, and Russia agree upon another tentative ceasefire in Syria, civilians on the ground are not holding their breath that the fighting will end. Syrian civilians have been let down far too many times. Instead, the Syrian people are continuing to do as they have done for the past few years, taking humanitarian matters into their own hands to minimize loss of life.
The White Helmets, a group of nearly 3,000 civilian volunteer rescue workers, exemplify this spirit. These are the men and women who run into smoldering rubble, the aftermath of airstrikes, dig out the dead and injured. They come from all walks of life and have each pledged to save anyone in need, no matter their creed, »
- Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
Netflix is gonna have it. Deadline reports the streaming service has ordered a new series based on Spike Lee's film She's Gotta Have It.Released in 1986, the original movie focuses on "Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs, The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon."Read More… »
Netflix has ordered Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It (The 1st Spike Lee Joint Feature Film) to series. The 10-episode series is a contemporary update of Spike Lee's revolutionary debut independent film. She's Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers. Her three lovers are The Cultured Model, Greer Childs, The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.
Spike Lee is directing the entire series and serves as creator and executive producer along with his producer wife Tonya Lewis Lee, who will also executive produce. She's Gotta Have It is produced by Netflix. Here's what Spike Lee had to say in his statement, which features its own unique punctuation.
"She's Gotta Have It Has A Very Special Place In My Heart. »
Tony Sokol Sep 16, 2016
Spike Lee is set to direct and produce a 10-episode Netflix remake of his debut feature, She’s Gotta Have It...
Netflix says the She’s Gotta Have It series will be a contemporary remake of the film and Lee will direct all 10 half-hour episodes. He will also executive produce with wife Tonya Lewis Lee. The project was originally set up at Showtime two years ago.
Lee put out the following statement:
"She’s Gotta Have It Has A Very Special Place In My Heart. We Shot This Film In 12 Days (2 Six Day Weeks) Way Back In The Back Back Of The Hot Summer Of 1985 For A Mere Total of $175,000. Funds That We Begged, Borrowed and Whatnot To Get That Money. This Is The 1st Official »
Thirty years after Spike Lee burst into the American indie scene with the 1986’s She's Gotta Have It, the filmmaker is revisiting his debut feature on the small screen. Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to She’s Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee’ groundbreaking film, which helped usher in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and paved the way for other black filmmakers. She’s Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist… »
The Rayburn family is getting one last chance to put their lives in order and even less time than usual to do so.
Netflix renewed “Bloodline” for a third season in July, only a few weeks after Season 2 debuted on the streaming service. But THR is reporting that Netflix has now notified Sony, the series’ production company, that Season 3 will also mark the end of their Emmy-nominated drama series. Season 3 will also be shorter than previous entries, consisting of just 10 episodes instead of 13.
Though Netflix does not report its viewing statistics, “Bloodline” has been seen has a bit of a disappointment considering the prestigious cast and producers attached. Speculative but statistic-based figures have ranked “Bloodline” among the lowest-rated original series on Netflix since it premiered, and reviews for Season 2 saw a downtick in praise comparatively.
In terms of »
- Ben Travers
The Spirit Award for Best First Feature has previously gone to noteworthy filmmakers like Paul Haggis ("Crash," 2005), Spike Jonze ("Being John Malkovich," 1999), David O. Russell ("Spanking the Monkey," 1994) and Spike Lee ("She's Gotta Have It," 1986), to name a few. This year Marielle Heller is the frontrunner to win for "Diary of a Teenage Girl" according to our combined predictions. She would be the first woman to win since Patty Jenkins for "Monster" in 2003. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions We've polled Expert film journalists, Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year's Spirit Award winners and more than 1,000 total Users who make up our largest and often savviest bloc of predictors. Twelve out of 13 experts predicting the Sp...' »
One Thing I Love Today is a daily column dedicated to putting a spotlight on some pop culture item worth your attention. After all, there's enough snark out there. Why not start every day with one quick shotgun blast of positivity? When people say "What movie is missing from the conversation if you think the Oscars were too white?" this year, the answer to that question, first and foremost, is Spike Lee's Chi-raq. And I am just as guilty of missing the boat as every member of the Academy. One of the saddest images in any film in recent memory is Jennifer Hudson scrubbing the blood of her dead 7-year-old out of the pavement of a Chicago sidewalk, and it is not, by any means, the best or most powerful moment in Spike Lee's latest remarkable film. Chi-raq is stylistically bold, and it uses a heightened theatrical reality »
- Drew McWeeny
For Amazon Studios' first original movie release, they agreed to finance Spike Lee's rhyming reworking of Aristophanes' classic Lysistrata, "Chi-Raq" (Lionsgate/Roadside, December 4), betting that the Brooklyn filmmaker was back in his agit-prop sweet spot from the days of "She's Gotta Have It," "Do the Right Thing" and "Bamboozled." Indeed, "Chi-Raq" is ripped from the headlines of violence between young black males on Chicago's South Side. It's what you expect from Lee: vibrant, lively, idiosyncratic, engaging, musical, chaotic and bombastic. It's never dull. Dapper Samuel L. Jackson serves as the film's narrator/Mc/Greek chorus, as we follow wondrous beauty Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris of "Dear White People"), who loves her raucous sex with her gangsta man Chi-Raq ("Drumline" star Nick Cannon), but hates the gun violence his posse wrecks on the people of their neighborhood. Lee »
- Anne Thompson
17 items from 2016
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