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Bachelorette Alum Wells Adams Confirms He Met Girlfriend Sarah Hyland Through Social Media

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Bachelorette Alum Wells Adams Confirms He Met Girlfriend Sarah Hyland Through Social Media
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams have a modern day love story.

During an appearance on The Morning Breath show on Wednesday, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Wells revealed that he first met the Modern Family actress — you guessed it — on social media.

“The internet — it’s amazing,” he said.

Asked about maintaining a private life post-Bachelor, the Nashville resident acknowledged it wasn’t easy.

“I’m amazed how smart the internet is,” he said. “Because I just assume everyone on Twitter is an idiot, and then I’m like, ‘Wow!’ ”

As fans of the adorable, unexpected couple are well aware,
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The Women of the McU Want an All-Female Marvel Movie

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From the Ocean's Eleven franchise to a reimagining of Lord of the Flies, all-female remakes and spin-offs are hot in Hollywood right now. But it's more than just a trend, as inclusion is important and women's stories in all movie genres are worthy of being told. The success of Wonder Woman this summer is evidence that female-led superhero movies aren't just about chasing a trend if there's quality and passion put into the effort. And audiences obviously appreciate that, to the tune of $822 million worldwide.  Marvel will soon be delivering its own solo superheroine movie with the Brie Larson-led Captain Marvel in 2019. But while the studio will also be featuring many women characters, including heroes, in...

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Sarah Solemani: 'The TV and film industries are toxic – and it starts in the audition room'

The Harvey Weinstein scandal puts us at a crossroads. Can we remake the industry?

My first experience of sexism in showbusiness came early, when I was 19. I was invited to the director’s house for dinner, just the two of us. He cooked. It was delicious. He’d had practice, to be fair, being in his 50s. After dinner he asked how I felt about nudity. Another role in the project we were working on had involved nudity, so it didn’t feel a strange question, being 19 and ever so keen.

“Oh, but your story needed it,” I gushed. “It was brilliantly done.”

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Tigre’

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Tigre’
“People get weird when the water gets high,” we’re told early on in Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola’s rich, seductive debut “Tigre.” And in this part of the world, it seems, the water is always high. As much a mood as a movie and as much about place as plot, it’s a film that derives a great deal of its power from the minute examination of a spectacular, specific location: a small, sparsely populated, verdantly overgrown island in Argentina’s Parana Delta. Down here where old, exhausted rivers spread out into the sea, the water flows only sluggishly, the air is damp and torpid, and the swampy vegetation full of hiding places where kids develop weird rituals amid clouds of biting insects. And while the people who live here or come to visit have their own conflicts and tragedies, and while the bulldozers levelling whole areas of jungle for development threaten to change
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The Flight of the Phoenix (Region B)

Forgotten amid Robert Aldrich’s more critic-friendly movies is this superb suspense picture, an against-all-odds thriller that pits an old-school pilot against a push-button young engineer with his own kind of male arrogance. Can a dozen oil workers and random passengers ‘invent’ their way out of an almost certain death trap? It’s a late-career triumph for James Stewart, at the head of a sterling ensemble cast. I review a UK disc in the hope of encouraging a new restoration.

The Flight of the Phoenix

Region B Blu-ray

(will not play in domestic U.S. players)

Masters of Cinema / Eureka Entertainment

1965 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 142 min. / Street Date September 12, 2016 / £12.95

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich, Barrie Chase.

Cinematography: Joseph Biroc

Stunt Pilot: Paul Mantz

Art Direction: William Glasgow
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‘Kid Nation’ Boss Reflects on ‘Controversial and Groundbreaking’ Reality Series

‘Kid Nation’ Boss Reflects on ‘Controversial and Groundbreaking’ Reality Series
When “Kid Nation” premiered on CBS 10 years ago, it was amidst a firestorm of controversy. Ever since the reality series was first picked up, critics and viewers alike were raising questions about the wisdom of putting 40 children — between the ages of 8 and 15 — in a makeshift town and having them fend for themselves without adult supervision.

Addressing the Television Critics Assn. a few months before the premiere, then-cbs entertainment president Nina Tassler took the controversy in stride, saying that in order for a reality show to “change the landscape of television, you have to stir public debate.” CBS’ goal, said Tassler, was to “do something different, and try and reach out and have people talk about the show.” And in that, they certainly succeeded. Here, executive producer Tom Forman talks with Variety about the genesis of the show, his take on the controversy, and whether he’d ever revisit the idea.

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BoJack Horseman Season 4 Episode 7 Review – ‘Underground’

Liam Hoofe reviews the seventh episode of BoJack Horseman season 4…

Diane’s story has, thus far this season, taken something of a backseat. Her relationship with Mr. Peanutbutter is quite clearly strained, and she had the little subplot about guns, but in terms of character development, she has seen very little so far.

This all changes in episode 7, the season’s bottle episode, when during a campaign party, Mr. Peanutbutter’s house sinks into the ground as a result of all the fracking, leaving him and his guests stranded in a pit. Think last year’s election meets Lord of the Flies, and you’re someway to imagining the content of this episode.

Diane, who has spent most of the season struggling with her relationship with her husband, is also forced to reacquaint herself with BoJack for the first time this season, and their encounter is clearly going to have
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Blu-ray Review – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, and Drew Barrymore.

Synopsis:

Anniversaries divisible by five remain popular with the Hollywood studios’ home theater divisions, so of course E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial needed (not really) that treatment for its 35th anniversary. If you have the Blu-ray issued five years ago, you can skip this one, but it’s a worthwhile upgrade if you only own the 2002 two-disc DVD edition. The 1.5-hour laserdisc documentary remains missing, but a chunk of its material was repurposed for the bonus features found here.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial may feel hokey to modern audiences, but it’s one of many movies directed by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas that had a huge impact on my childhood and on my creative sensibilities. As such, I’m always happy to give it another spin, and
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All-Female ‘Lord of the Flies’ Vies for Coveted Title Of Least Desirable Hollywood Project

Late last week, Deadline broke the news that Warner Bros. has partnered with Scott McGehee and David Siegel (“Uncertainty,” “What Maisie Knew”) to create an all-female “Lord of the Flies” movie. The proposed drama marks a third adaptation of William Golding’s classic 1953 novel. The first two adaptations premiered in 1963 (dir. Peter Brook) and 1990 (dir.

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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 192: A Tale of Two Fists!

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 192: A Tale of Two Fists!

The Hobi Gang is without a guest this week but still provide the fun by mocking Jason watching Boss Baby and Blake having all his Preacher episodes erased! The guys also talk Mutt not
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Final Notes on Edinburgh + More U.K. News You Missed Last Week

Hello and welcome to the Backstage round up of the most important news from across the industry. With the Edinburgh Festival closing it’s metaphorical doors after another bumper year, we’ll be checking in with one producer who thinks more needs to be done to look after performers there. We’ll also be looking at the stars backing a new scheme to provide free places at British drama schools and those calling attention to the ‘politically motivated’ arrest of Russia’s leading theatre and film director. But first, there’s news from the London Film Festival. Not enough women in Venice, too many in new “Lord of the Flies”.Just a day after the Venice Film Festival was criticised for not reflecting the work of women in the film industry, the London Film Festival has been praised for doing just that. In total, 242 films will be shown in the city-wide festival,
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Mindy Newell: Piggy

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Get ready for some brouhaha. Actually, the brouhaha has already started.

As I was reading the Friday issue of The New York Times, my eyes fell upon this: “In ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake, Girls Survive Instead.”

The film will be under Warner Bros.’ auspice and will be written and directed by Scott McGhee and David Siegel, who co-directed The Deep End (2001) and What Maisie Knew (2013). Two men. But that’s not what bothers me – although I’m sure others will certainly be bothered. On a business level, McGhee and Siegel were the ones who brought it to Warner Bros., so they certainly have the right to want to write and direct the film. (I don’t know whether or not the deal includes a clause in which Warner Bros. has the right to “exchange” (i.e. fire) them if the studio isn’t happy with their work, and even if it does,
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Blu-ray Review – Lord of the Flies (1963)

Lord of the Flies, 1963.

Directed by Peter Brook.

Starring James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Tom Gaman, Roger Elwin, Nicholas Hammond

Synopsis :

A group of boys survive a plane crash on a deserted tropical island. Divisions and splits in the social structure soon become apparent and a descent into violence and savagery looks to be inevitable.

Adapted from William Golding’s novel, The Lord of the Flies is a compelling adaptation of the work, drawing together much of the source material’s fearful ruminations on the state of society. As anyone familiar with the novel (a set text in many schools and colleges worldwide) will remember, the threat of human violence and aggression is possible anywhere. This nightmarish realisation is the central theme of the story and gets no less shocking with age. What might be interesting – particularly in the light of the news of a mooted all-female version
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"Lord Of The Flies" With Girls

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According to reports, author William Golding's classic novel "Lord of the Flies", will be adapted to the big screen for the third time, with the main characters, previously played by young boys, now to be played by young girls:

"Lord of the Flies", published in 1954, was adapted into a 1963 feature, directed by Peter Brook, followed by "Lord of the Flies" (1990).

"It is a timeless story that is especially relevant today," said co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel about their upcoming take on "Lord of the Flies", "with the interpersonal conflicts and bullying and the idea of children forming a society and replicating the behavior they saw in grownups before they were marooned...

"Taking the opportunity to tell it in a way it hasn't been told before, with girls rather than boys, is that it shifts things in a way that might help people see the story anew. It breaks
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Warner Bros. developing all-female Lord of the Flies

Deadline is reporting that What Maisie Knew directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel are developing a new version of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies for Warner Bros., which will feature a cast made entirely of girls.

“We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys,” said Siegel. “It is a timeless story that is especially relevant today, with the interpersonal conflicts and bullying, and the idea of children forming a society and replicating the behavior they saw in grownups before they were marooned.”

“[The subject matter] is aggressively suspenseful, and taking the opportunity to tell it in a way it hasn’t been told before, with girls rather than boys, is that it shifts things in a way that might help people see the story anew,” added McGehee. “It breaks away from some of the conventions,
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Lord of the Flies to Ocean’s Eight: how Hollywood reboots are flipping gender

The plan for an all-girls remake of the dystopian 1960s classic is just one of many new projects reimagining hit films with female leads

For a film that hasn’t even been written yet, the news that there will be a Lord of the Flies remake has certainly provoked a strong reaction on social media, the home of strong reactions. Remakes are nothing new, of course: the 1990 version of the film was a remake of the 1963 original, which was an adaptation of William Golding’s novel about a group of boys stranded on an island. Except this new version – unless the reaction hasn’t just knocked the whole idea off a cliff – has what until recently was a twist but now seems to be a given: its male roles will now be female.

“Taking the opportunity to tell it in a way it hasn’t been told before, with girls
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Preview of Lazaretto #1

Boom! Studios launch its new series Lazaretto this coming Wednesday, following the students of a dorm complex at a small American college who are quarantined after a pandemic strikes. Check it out a preview of the first issue here…

After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society—it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus.

Lazaretto #1 is out on September 6th, priced $3.99.
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Lord of the Tweets

Fiona Apple always knew. pic.twitter.com/8tZZJ0FSsH

— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) August 29, 2017

A sobering reminder before we hit a sillier survey of most amusing tweets o' the week. Topics include but are not limited to: Tulip Fever mania, Laura Dern action figures, mother! enthusiasms, that stupid news that there's going to be an all female Lord of the Flies movie (that doesn't even make sense -- women aren't that stupid!), Judith Light, Ridley Scott and more. It's all after the jump...
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Daily Podcast: Favorite Journalism Movies, Star Wars, Downsizing, Del Toro, Don’t Breathe, Ingrid Goes West

Daily Podcast: Favorite Journalism Movies, Star Wars, Downsizing, Del Toro, Don’t Breathe, Ingrid Goes West
On the September 1, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui, and Brad Oman to talk about the news, including the early buzz for Downsizing and The Shape of Water, the coolest Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys from Force Friday 2, and an all-female Lord of the Flies remake. At The Water Cooler, we talk about Don’t […]

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Hollywood Plans All-Female ‘Lord Of The Flies’ Remake, Twitter Angry

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Hollywood is currently working on a remake of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies adaptation, except this time with an all female cast. Twitter Hates All-female Lord Of The Flies Remake Much of the entertainment world as well as Twitter and the public is upset by this, but not for the reasons you might think. As most […]

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