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Exclusive: Katherine Paterson, whose Ya books were the basis of movies including Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins, will see more of her works hit the big and small screens. Paterson’s production company Arcady Bay and Meteor 17 have inked an exclusive five-picture development deal for the IP. The projects will be adapted by screenwriter and Arcady Bay creative principal David Paterson, who co-wrote Terbithia and wrote Gilly Hopkins. The properties ID’d in… »
Maggie Rose‘s new single, “Body on Fire” – and companion video debuting exclusively on People – leaves no room for misinterpretation. It’s about sex. Steamy, smoking-hot sex.
But is it autobiographical?
The 29-year-old artist chuckles. “Absolutely.”
Rose and her husband, Austin Marshall, who works in Nashville music management, were newlyweds when she and co-writer Chad Carlson set out to “write a song about completely giving yourself to another person,” she says.
While the lyrics could be sung by a man, it’s hard not to think they’re written from a feminine perspective – a rarity these days in country music. »
- Nancy Kruh
MaryAnn’s quick take… Odious propagandistic attempt to enshrine Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide of World War I into cinematic history via a tepid and unconvincing romance. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
In a land on the brink of war,” goes the marketing tagline of the odious The Ottoman Lieutenant, “the most dangerous place to be is in love.” That would not be true in, shall we say, the best of wars, if there is such a thing. But here, young American nurse Lillie (Hera Hilmar: Anna Karenina), volunteering at a hospital in a remote region of the Ottoman Empire, finds herself in the middle of World War I and the genocide of Armenians by the Turks. Except the latter is not happening here at all! This propagandistic production, financed primarily from Turkey »
- MaryAnn Johanson
3 items from 2017
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