12 items from 2017
This story on Ann Dowd first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Veteran character actress Ann Dowd chuckles at the idea that she could be an “overnight sensation” at age 61, landing her first two Emmy nominations this year for her work in HBO’s “The Leftovers” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” “Many overnights,” she said, laughing. Dowd has been a working actress for four decades, on stage in Chicago and New York before transitioning to character roles in TV and in movies like “Lorenzo’s Oil,” “Green Card,” “Garden State” and “Philadelphia. »
- Thom Geier
The following is a VictoriaBrides.com review authored by a member who found his wife through the service. The identities have been concealed to ensure at their request for privacy.
“You’re a loser. You’ll never get anywhere in life without me!,” my ex-wife yelled as she slammed the door in my face as she kicked me out of what used to be our home.
Those words haunted me in the two years since our divorce as I plunged into a depression. They echoed in my mind whenever I found myself lonely, drunk and unable to satisfy that basic human need of having someone close to me.
Her frequent criticisms chipped away at my self-esteem, crippling me in being able to even approach a woman in the months – and then years – following our split.
One evening, I was doing my typical surfing on the Internet when I somehow came across VictoriaBrides. »
- The Hollywood News
Last week here I wrote about the Kickstarter that’s currently running for Unmasked Volume 2. It’s still going strong, so check it out if you haven’t yet.
This week is all about the Meatspace Universe Omnibus Collection on Kickstarter. It’s a video game revenge thriller in a cyberpunk setting written by Josh Gorfain with various artists including Andrew MacLean. This Kickstarter will be funding an ambitious expansion of the Meatspace-Verse including a prequel volume and a sequel volume illustrated by one of my favorite artists, Sean Von Gorman. They currently have a little under three weeks to raise another $12,000 to reach their goal.
I got the chance to chat with Sean and Josh about this Kickstarter the other which you can read below.
Joe: Sean, Josh, what are your elevator pitches for Meatspace Volume 2?
Sean: Full Body Amputee turned Cyborg fights for Internet fame and sometimes Crime »
- Joe Corallo
Anfisa and Lourdes probably aren’t going to have a girls’ night anytime soon. The two, plus Jorge — Anfisa’s husband and Lourdes’ brother — break bread Sunday on TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” For them, this sharing was not particularly caring. Also Read: '90 Day Fiance' Spinoff: With a Green Card, Anfisa Can Finally Leave Jorge (Exclusive Video) On TheWrap‘s exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming episode, Lourdes accused her gold-digging sister-in-law of disrespecting Jorge. Anfisa said that’s none of her beeswax — we’ll explain the American colloquialism to the Russian bride soon. Later, in her one-on-one interview, »
- Tony Maglio
Someone explain the birds and the bees to Jarrel, stat. Jarrel is the father of Krystal’s baby, she tells him on the Season 2 premiere of TLC’s “Rattled.” There’s just one problem: he doesn’t think they had sex around the conception date. Naturally, this makes Jarrel a tiny bit unconvinced. Watch TheWrap‘s exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s episode above. Also Read: '90 Day Fiance' Spinoff: With a Green Card, Anfisa Can Finally Leave Jorge (Exclusive Video) Krystal and Jarrel were best friends for a decade before their relationship unexpectedly went to the next level, per TLC. »
- Tony Maglio
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s (exceedingly difficult) question: In honor of our nation’s upcoming birthday, what is the movie that still makes you most proud to be an American? Or, for foreign critics: What film most compelling sells you on the promise of America’s potential?
Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York
I know there are movies that are more complex, but “Apollo 13” gets me every time. It begins with the cynical idea of an American Dream that’s already in the rearview mirror: Moon launches, once the pride of a nation, have become routine — yesterday’s news. But journalists swarm when the orbiting crew falls into jeopardy. »
- David Ehrlich
Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride film series comes to a close this evening and tomorrow morning, Thursday–Friday, June 29–30, with the presentation of seven movies, hosted by TV interviewer Dave Karger and author William J. Mann, whose books include Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines and Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. Among tonight's movies' Lgbt connections: Edward Albee, Tony Richardson, Evelyn Waugh, Tab Hunter, John Gielgud, Roddy McDowall, Linda Hunt, Harvey Fierstein, Rudolf Nureyev, Christopher Isherwood, Joel Grey, and Tommy Kirk. Update: Coincidentally, TCM's final 2017 Gay Pride celebration turned out to be held the evening before a couple of international events – and one non-event – demonstrated that despite noticeable progress in the last three decades, gay rights, even in the so-called “West,” still have a long way to go. In Texas, the state's – all-Republican – Supreme Court decided that married gays should be treated as separate and unequal. In »
- Andre Soares
Super Sidekick: Interview with the star of The Lego Batman Movie, Michael CeraSuper Sidekick: Interview with the star of The Lego Batman Movie, Michael CeraMarni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine2/8/2017 9:55:00 Am
Michael Cera is walking around his Brooklyn neighbourhood on a chilly December day.
“It’s a little cold, but it’s a nice kind of cold,” says the amiable 28-year-old. He still gets up to his suburban hometown of Brampton, Ontario — a short ride up the 410 from Toronto — as often he can, where he stays with his mom and dad and visits with his sisters and old friends who remained in the area.
His ultimate destination today is lunch with a writer friend, but on the way he’s squeezing in a chat about The Lego Batman Movie. He voices little plastic Robin to Will Arnett’s braggadocious (yes, it’s a word now) Batman.
Cera is »
- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine
Samantha Bee ripped President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries during Full Frontal. Bee called the regulation hypocritical, inhumane and downright useless.
President Trump signed the order on Friday with little warning, so some travelers attempting to enter the country were turned away, while others were held at airports. The President insisted that everything was running smoothly and denied that his order targeted religion. Meanwhile, protests erupted around the country deriding the action as un-American and unconstitutional. Even the White House chief of staff, »
By: Carson Blackwelder
The first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been filled with a slew of sweeping policy changes that have garnered plenty of criticism — but the recent changes to America’s immigration policy have topped headlines. With an executive order that has been considered a Muslim ban by many, let’s take a look at some great films about immigration to the United States. There are plenty of them, but here is just a sampling of 16 that you should definitely watch.
A Better Life (2011): This film was directed by Chris Weitz and is a drama about a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from both gangs and immigration agents all while trying to give him opportunities he never had. A Better Life — written by »
- Carson Blackwelder
Late-night TV hosts took turns blasting President Donald Trump on Monday for signing an executive order that prevents refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim countries from entering the United States for 120 days. "The line moves really fast on this ride," Stephen Colbert said of the Trump administration. "Every day you just get right back on the rollercoaster and start throwing up."
The host's monologue mixed incredulity – "There are currently more refugees around the world then at any time since World War II" – with biting humor. "The poem on the Statue of Liberty now reads, »
This article originally appeared on Time.
Hours after a federal judge blocked a key component of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, the White House is backtracking on the order’s applicability to legal permanent residents of the U.S.
“As far as green card holders moving forward, it doesn’t affect them,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday morning in an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press. But he added that those green card holders could be subject to additional interviews if they frequently travel to the countries in question. »
- Zeke J Miller
12 items from 2017
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