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Emmy Season Faces #MeToo for the First Time

Just two and a half weeks after the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards came to a close, the New York Times published its bombshell, Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and assault. The episode and its fallout launched the #MeToo movement, emboldening survivors to step forward with their own stories, which have brought down other high-profile names along the way.

That makes this Emmy season, and the forthcoming 70th annual ceremony on Sept. 17, the first to wrangle with the new reality of how such misdeeds are addressed in Hollywood. Already, that reality is shaping the race somewhat.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’
Someone is killing the cast and crew around the production of a gay French porno in “Knife + Heart,” which provides an inspired opportunity to set an erotic thriller within the milieu of vintage Parisian blue movies. In the hands of gifted French director Yann Gonzalez, who leaps from Critics’ Week to the official competition with this hyper-stylized follow-up to “You and the Night,” an environment that might have once given exploitation helmers the excuse to stage some red-blooded voyeurism (à la “Body Double” or “Crimes of Passion”) instead serves as a backdrop for queer empowerment in what should be one of the hottest tickets for gay audiences this year.

Picture “Cruising” as directed by Brian De Palma, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this frisky parody-homage, which is equal parts kinky and kitsch, rendered with the kind of meticulous attention to lighting,
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Rosanna Arquette Talks Finding Love in Her 50s and Why Dating Apps Scare her

Rosanna Arquette Talks Finding Love in Her 50s and Why Dating Apps Scare her
Rosanna Arquette is not a fan of the modern dating scene.

The actress, 58, who is married to businessman Todd Morgan, tells People that even if she were single, she’d steer clear of online romance.

“There’s no way,” she says. “I’m happily married, but even if I wasn’t, I have absolutely no desire to do that. It scares me. You hear some horror stories. So no, no thanks.”

In her new film Born Guilty, Arquette’s character finds love in a very unconventional way. She stars as an overbearing single mom whose son secretly sets her up
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Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’

Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’
“Arctic,” a notably quiet and captivating slow-build adventure film, starring Mads Mikkelsen as a researcher-explorer who has crash-landed in the frozen wilderness, is the latest example of a genre we know in our bones, one that feels so familiar it’s almost comforting. It’s another solo-survival movie, one more tale of a shipwrecked soul that derives its spirit and design from the mythic fable of the form, “Robinson Crusoe.”

The challenge of watching a stranded man toil away on his own, of course, is that it seems, on the surface, to be inherently undramatic. That’s why nearly every one of these movies has had a buried hook, a way of turning a barren situation into compulsively watchable and suspenseful storytelling. “Robinson Crusoe” set the template by presenting its tale as one of human ingenuity — in essence, it prophesied the Industrial Revolution in the form of a stripped-down one-man show.
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: NatGeo categories for ‘Genius: Picasso,’ ‘The Long Road Home’ and more

Emmys 2018 exclusive: NatGeo categories for ‘Genius: Picasso,’ ‘The Long Road Home’ and more
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for NatGeo. For this season, the cable network has a new installment of “Genius” titled “Genius: Picasso” (Antonio Banderas), the limited series “The Long Road Home”, documentary “Jane” and informational series “One Strange Rock” as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of NatGeo lead and supporting submissions for their limited series and info for other genres. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Chain Of Command

Narrator – Chris Evans

“Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist”

Narrator – Sigourney Weaver

“Earth Live”

Variety Special (Live)

“Genius: Picasso”

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Antonio Banderas

Movie
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Scarlett Johansson Wears Marchesa to the Met Gala: 'Their Clothes Make Women Feel Confident'

Scarlett Johansson Wears Marchesa to the Met Gala: 'Their Clothes Make Women Feel Confident'
Scarlett Johansson‘s standing by her choice to wear a Marchesa gown to Monday night’s Met Gala.

The actress gave the brand, co-founded by designer Georgina Chapman, ex-wife of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, its first high-profile red carpet moment in months since Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women last fall.

“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers,” Johansson, 33, says in a statement to People, who selected a romantic off-the-shoulder
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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Reportedly Dating Camila Morrone… and He's Older Than Her Mother!

Does Camila DiCaprio have a nice ring to it? As their Pda at Coachella attests, model Camila Morrone and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio seem smitten with each other. Photos from Rihanna's FentyxPuma party at the Californian music fest show Camila with her arm around Leonardo's neck, for example. But who is this 20-year-old, anyway, and what is it with Leo dating much younger women? Hailing from Argentina, Camila is already making a splash in the modeling world. The 5-foot-9 beauty has posed for Sephora and Topshop ad campaigns, as well as Act 1 and Jalouse magazines. And she made the cover of Vogue Turkey in September 2016. A post shared by Camila Morrone (@camimorrone) on Apr 15, 2018 at 12:11pm Pdt More recently, Camila has been breaking into film. Just this year, for example, she starred in the indie drama Never Goin' Back and the thriller Death Wish — playing Bruce Willis'
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Jack Reynor and Zoë Kravitz feature in trailer for sci-fi thriller Kin

A trailer has arrived from the producers of Arrival and Stranger Things for the new sci-fi thriller, Kin starring Dennis Quad and Zoë Kravitz.

The film stars Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, with Dennis Quaid, and James Franco, and introduces Myles Truitt.

Also in trailers – Kevin Costner is prepared to fight for his land in trailer for Yellowstone

Kin hits Us cinemas August 31, 2018.

Kin Official Synopsis

A pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

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Seth Rogen on James Franco After Misconduct Accusations: ‘Yes’ I’ll Still Work With Him

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Seth Rogen on James Franco After Misconduct Accusations: ‘Yes’ I’ll Still Work With Him
After several months, Seth Rogen has finally weighed in on the sexual misconduct accusations waged against his friend and longtime comedic collaborator James Franco, saying he’ll continue to work with Franco on future projects.

In an interview with Vulture, Franco was asked about his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, and he said that he had remained silent for so long because he didn’t feel his perspective was important to the cause.

“I’m friends with these people and I’m a dude. All that combined makes me the last person who should be talking about this,” he said. “There are so many people with real things to contribute to the #MeToo discussion that anything I say is not going to add anything useful,” he added.

Also Read: James Franco Will Return for 'The Deuce' Season 2 After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Franco and Rogen have worked on several films together, including “Pineapple Express,” “This Is The End,” and most recently, the animated comedy “Sausage Party.” But when asked if he would make another film with Franco, Rogen replied: “Yes.”

Franco was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in January, just days after winning a Golden Globe for his performance in “The Disaster Artist.” Four accusers were Franco’s students at his acting school, and another said the actor was her mentor. They said he behaved in inappropriate or sexually exploitative ways. “I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,” one accuser, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, told the Los Angeles Times in January.

Immediately following the accusations, a “Disaster Artist” Q&A featuring Franco was cancelled by The New York Times, and the actor was digitally removed from the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue.

However, Megan Abbott, a writer for the HBO series “The Deuce,” said in February that Franco would return for the show’s second season. Franco plays a lead role in the series, and is also an executive producer and directed two of the show’s episodes.

Also Read: James Franco Accuser Calls Star 'Exploitative' But 'Absolutely Not a Harvey Weinstein'

After the accusations were made, Franco discussed them in an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

“There are people that need to be heard,” Franco said. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

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Seth Rogen Explains Why He’s Silent On James Franco And Not Being Able To “Add Anything Useful” To #MeToo

Seth Rogen Explains Why He’s Silent On James Franco And Not Being Able To “Add Anything Useful” To #MeToo
Against all odds, Seth Rogen has turned into one of the most profitable producers in Hollywood. His brand of comedy has been embraced by fans worldwide, and the actor/writer/director/producer has a string of hits to show for it. Many of those projects have featured his buddy, James Franco. However, in light of recent allegations surrounding Franco, Rogen (as well as friends like Judd Apatow) have remained silent on the issue.
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Seth Rogen Knows He’s ‘the Last Person Who Should be Talking About’ James Franco’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

Seth Rogen Knows He’s ‘the Last Person Who Should be Talking About’ James Franco’s Sexual Harassment Allegations
Seth Rogen has remained quiet on the sexual harassment allegations made against his friend and frequent collaborator James Franco, and the comedian tells Vulture in a new interview that his silence was the result of being “the last person should be talking about” the accusations. Five women accused Franco of sexually exploitative behavior in a January 2018 report published in the Los Angeles Times.

“The truth is that my perspective on this is the least relevant perspective,” Rogen told Vulture. “I’m friends with these people and I’m a dude. All that combined makes me the last person who should be talking about this…There are so many people with real things to contribute to the #MeToo discussion that anything I say is not going to add anything useful.”

When asked if the allegations haven’t changed anything about Rogen’s “willingness to work with Franco in the future,” the actor responded,
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Today's Trailer Happy Hour has sci-fi guns, big anime monsters, and Gus Van Sant

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It may be Sunday afternoon (depending on where you live), but it’s always a good time for Trailer Happy Hour—The A.V. Club feature where we grab a handful of trailers, toss them into a bucket, and then dump the bucket over our heads as an elaborate prank. Today, we’ve got James Franco looking down the wrong end of a…

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Kin (2018) Movie Trailer: Dennis Quaid’s Son Finds an Alien Weapon & Goes on the Run

Kin Trailer

Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker‘s Kin (2018) movie trailer stars Myles Truitt, James Franco, Dennis Quaid, Jack Reynor, and Zoe Kravitz. Kin‘s plot synopsis: “Kin, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness.

Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a [...]

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‘Kin’ Trailer: Two Brothers Go on the Run from a Menacing James Franco

Netflix and streaming platforms have been rolling out so much vaguely cyberpunk-inspired science-fiction lately that it’s easy to be overwhelmed. But Lionsgate is bringing a new sci-fi film to theaters, and it’s one that boasts an impressive cast. Kin stars Dennis Quaid, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor, Carrie Coon, and newcomer Myles Truitt in a promising sci-fi film […]

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‘Kin’ Trailer: James Franco Hunts Two Brothers with a Sci-Fi Twist

Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for the sci-fi thriller Kin, and it looks like a pretty interesting Amblin throwback. Directed by brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker and based on their short film Bag Man, the film stars Myles Truitt as a young boy who finds a mysterious alien weapon and is then forced to go on the run with his ex-con brother (Jack Reynor) when a vengeful criminal (James Franco) puts a target on their backs. This actually looks like a pretty interesting sci-fi thriller—it’s basically a Sundance indie with a major sci-…
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First Trailer for Sci-Fi Action Film 'Kin' with Jack Reynor & Myles Truitt

"I want you to be careful around him." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for a badass new sci-fi action film titled Kin, from filmmaker brothers Jonathan Baker & Josh Baker. You may recognize this because it's a feature-length version of their short film Bag Man, which we featured here back in 2014 when it first debuted. Kin is about an ex-con and his adopted brother who go on the run with a deadly, awesome, futuristic weapon. Jack Reynor and Myles Truitt star, and the film's impressive full cast includes Carrie Coon, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, and Romano Orzari. This footage looks great and I'm so down for this. I'm also very happy to see another sci-fi short we wrote about previously turned into a movie that looks so cool, it's always an exciting success story in the movie biz. Fire up the first trailer below. Here's the first
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Fun Trailer For The Sci-Fi Action Crime Thriller Kin with James Franco and Dennis Quaid

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for an incredibly fun looking sci-fi film called Kin. The movie has an amazingly fun vibe to it as we see a young boy accidentally find some kind of mysterious alien weaponry and he ends up using it to save his ex-con brother from a villainous criminal, who happens to be played by James Franco. This weapon becomes their sole protection as they go on the run. In the meantime, they are also being hunted down by an elite squad of alien soldiers.

The movie has a great cast that also includes Dennis Quaid, Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, and Myles Truitt as the young boy. Here's the synopsis:

Kin, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently
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Trailer and poster for sci-fi thriller Kin starring Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid and James Franco

Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi crime thriller Kin. Directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker, it is based on their short film Bag Man, and features a cast that includes Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, and James Franco, and Myles Truitt; watch it here…

Update: And here’s a poster for the film…

Kin, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Kin is set for release in August 31st.

The post Trailer and poster for sci-fi thriller Kin starring Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid and James
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‘Kin’ First Trailer Shows a Villainous James Franco in Sci-Fi Thriller

‘Kin’ First Trailer Shows a Villainous James Franco in Sci-Fi Thriller
A villainous James Franco gets what’s coming to him in the new trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming science-fiction thriller “Kin,” starring Jack Reynor, Myles Truitt, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid.

Truitt portrays the younger adopted brother of a recently released ex-con, played by Reynor, and the object of pursuit by Franco’s grinning villain. Truitt’s Eli finds a mysterious weapon, shaped a bit like a briefcase and possessing mystical powers, and that weapon becomes the brothers’ sole protection as they try to evade Franco and federal agents — after Eli zaps Franco’s criminal with the extraterrestrial weapon.

“I know I’m not a good guy, but it’s been pretty incredible to be brothers for the first time,” Reynor tells Truitt in trailer.

Lionsgate bought the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 while it was in pre-production. The film is financed by No Trace Camping. Daniel Casey wrote the script,
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Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Kin' Teases a Villainous James Franco

"No bond is stronger than family," teases the official trailer, released Thursday, for Lionsgate’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin.

In the film, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted young brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run after being targeted by a malevolent criminal (James Franco) and federal agents. Though in danger, the teenager comes across a mysterious weapon, once owned by otherworldly criminals, that manifests mystical powers. While fleeing from their foes, the weapon becomes the brothers’ sole protection as they embark on a journey through an obscure world.

“I know I’m not a good...
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