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Weinstein Company, MPAA Come to Agreement on ‘3 Generations’ PG-13 Rating

Weinstein Company, MPAA Come to Agreement on ‘3 Generations’ PG-13 Rating
Updated: The Weinstein Company and the MPAA have come to an agreement on the rating for upcoming trans film “3 Generations,” settling on a PG-13 rating.

The news comes after the film, starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon, was originally slapped with an R-rating, which was challenged by TWC with support from GLAAD. According to a release from the studio, it made some cuts to the film as a compromise to ensure the PG-13 rating.

“‘3 Generations’ is a film that all families should be able to see,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. “When audiences around the world meet transgender teen Ray and see the love that his family shows him, it will not only send a powerful message to Lgbtq youth, but to families of all types. The MPAA made the right decision and once again The Weinstein Company dared to tell culture-changing
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Weinstein Company to Challenge R Rating for Transgender Drama ‘3 Generations’

Weinstein Company to Challenge R Rating for Transgender Drama ‘3 Generations’
The Weinstein Company is taking on the ratings board over “3 Generations.”

The drama about a transgender teenager earned an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for profanity and for sexual references. That means that moviegoers under the age of 17 can’t buy a ticket without a parent or guardian. The Weinstein Company is objecting, arguing that the film needs to be seen by high schoolers because it has a message of acceptance and inclusion that’s relevant at a time when transgender rights are being hotly debated. Transgender teens also have a higher suicide rates — 40% of transgender adults attempted to kill themselves, with 92% of those attempts coming before the age of 25.

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(Chris Ortman, MPAA spokesperson)

Chris Ortman, an MPAA spokesman, said the organization did not comment on the process for reviewing ratings decisions,
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Image announces Jim Mahfood’s Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks

Image Comics has announced that it is set to publish Jim Mahfood’s (Tank Girl, Clerks) new creator owned series Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks, beginning this May.

“Working on Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks has been an absolute blast for me, the most fun I’ve had doing comics, without a doubt! The freedom that comes as a creator working with Image Comics can’t be matched anywhere else,” said Mahfood. “The end result is, we the creators get to go completely buck wild, have fun, and express ourselves in the purest way possible. And that fun is evident on the printed page. I hope readers will be willing to go on this bizarre and eye-poppin’ adventure with me. This is just the beginning of what I plan to do with the Grrl Scouts comic book universe…”

In Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks, readers join Gwen, Daphne, and Rita
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How did 'Veep' pull off last night's documentary episode?

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How did 'Veep' pull off last night's documentary episode?
Last night's Veep was a format-breaking episode presented as the long-gestating documentary Selina's daughter Catherine had been filming all season. It not only detailed the results of the electoral tie-breaker vote in the House of Representatives, but cast new light on a lot of events we had witnessed earlier in the season. I spoke with Veep showrunner David Mandel about how and why they pulled off the documentary episode, coming up just as soon as I make a call from an elementary school classroom... You set up Catherine doing the documentary early in the season. Did you know then that it would become the frame for a whole episode? David Mandel: Yeah. It's a little chicken and the egg, in terms of which part came first. I think I was partially inspired by some of the episodes like the testimony episode, and the interview episode they've done in the past.
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Review: 'Veep' tries to break a tie with 'Kissing Your Sister'

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Review: 'Veep' tries to break a tie with 'Kissing Your Sister'
A review of tonight's Veep coming up just as soon as I remember to check for lead... Veep only did eight episodes in its first season (a pattern HBO seems to be employing with most of its new comedies these days), but in every year since, the ninth episode has been a special one(*). Season 2 gave us "Running," where Selina got high on pain meds and said too much about her future election plans. Season 3 had "Crate," with the amazing Selina/Gary bathroom scene.(*) Last year offered up the format-busting "Testimony," which was framed as raw footage of the staff being interviewed about the data breaches. (*) Julia Louis-Dreyfus chose "Running" and "Crate" as her (winning) Emmy submission episodes in those years. (Last year was "Election Night," and — barring something extraordinary in the finale — I'm assuming she'll go with "Mother" this time, with an outside chance of "Congressional Ball." "Kissing Your
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Miramax Acquired by beIN Media Group as Colony Capital, Qia Sell Their Shares

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Miramax Acquired by beIN Media Group as Colony Capital, Qia Sell Their Shares
In a surprise announcement, Doha-based beIN Media Group has acquired 100 percent of Miramax, it was announced Wednesday. Selling shareholders include Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital. Business is expected to continue as usual despite the change in ownership, according to one insider. The deal marks the latest chapter in Miramax’s storied history. Founded by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the company became synonymous with the budding independent film scene of the ’90s thanks to movies like “Pulp Fiction” and “Clerks.” It eventually became a formidable awards contender each year, releasing Best Picture winners such as “The English Patient” and.
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Matt Damon To Return For Rounders 2, Robert De Niro Wanted For Villain Role

A couple of years ago The Weinstein Company and Miramax reached a deal that would allow TWC to move forward with sequels to some of their older titles. Unfortunately, nothing really came of that deal and it seemed as if we would never see follow-ups to some of our favorite films. This week, however, things look to be picking up again. With new capital and new investors, several of these long-gestating projects are finally going to head into production.

First up will likely be Rounders 2, which is making a bit of headway. In fact, it appears that Matt Damon is going to reprise his role, if Harvey Weinstein is to be believed.

“I’ve discussed making ‘Rounders 2′ with Matt Damon and I would say that’s going to be instantaneous,” the mogul declared. “The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris,
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Weinsteins reunite with Miramax on development deal

Weinsteins reunite with Miramax on development deal
The Weinstein Company and Miramax have agreed to a multi-year, co-production, co-distribution deal that reunites Harvey and Bob Weinstein with the onetime powerhouse company they built, sold for millions to Disney, and reluctantly lost after an ugly divorce from Disney.

Under the new deal, the two companies will collaborate to develop film, television, and stage projects based on some of the most popular properties in the Miramax library, including Good Will Hunting and Flirting With Disaster.

“This is an amazing opportunity to reunite us with the company named after our parents Miriam and Max,” Harvey and Bob Weinstein said in a statement.
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Countdown to Halloween - Scream (1996)

To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; the genre re-defining Scream...

For today's entry of Countdown to Halloween, let's take a quick detour from Springwood, Ohio and head over to Woodsboro, California. As discussed yesterday, along with Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Wes Craven's New Nightmare became the blueprint for a struggling writer to put together a script that would re-invent the slasher genre. It was cool, edgy, witty, self-aware and above all, terrifying.

Originally titled Scary Movie up until the end of the editing process, Scream came out at a time when the slasher movie was more than dead and buried. Over the last week or so, we've looked at the dark times of the early 90s and how the sub-genre just wasn't cutting it anymore (not pun intended) and audiences had grown weary of
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'Cop Land' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now Too, James Mangold Back To Write The Pilot & Produce

While the idea of movies being spun-off and developed into TV shows seems to be a recent and growing trend, Harvey Weinstein had seen this coming years ago. You might not remember, but way back in 2011 it was revealed that he had struck a deal with the new owners of his old studio Miramax, to develop the properties there into sequels and TV shows. That meant titles like “Shakespeare in Love,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Swingers,” “Clerks,” “Shall We Dance,” “The Amityville Horror” and "Rounders" were all on the table to be played with, so to speak. And hell, just this past spring Robert Rodriguez announced another Miramax title—"From Dusk Til Dawn"—was headed to a TV series. Now another movie from the Miramax catalog is going to the small screen. Deadline reports that James Mangold's "Cop Land" is now being developed for a TV series over at Starz.
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Artemis Fowl Adaptation Somehow Reunites Harvey Weinstein With Disney

It's bizarre to see news that Harvey Weinstein is teaming up with Disney for a project, and a children's book adaptation at that. And apparently no one is more surprised than Harvey Weinstein. In a press release that announced that Weinstein and Disney would be collaborating on an adaptation of the children's book Artemis Fowl, the head of the Weinstein Company was up front about how strange it all seemed: "If you would have told me five years ago I would be producing a project with Disney I would have thought you were crazy,. In case you've forgotten about the bad blood between the mega-powerful producer and the mouse-eared company, back in 1993 Disney bought Miramax, the company that Weinstein had founded with his brother Bob and had by then already turned in an independent film icon with releases like Clerks,sex, lies and videotape and The Crying Game. Things were
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AMC Looking to Change the Way You Watch Your Favorite Movies with Yeah! TV

Remember just a couple of stories back when I mentioned that media is changing in some new and exciting ways? Well, get ready to read up on the most prime example of that ever. Check out all the details on Yeah! TV right here!

From the Press Release

AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah!, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie, offering fans a choice of unique extras to engage with such as:

• Intimate, never-before-seen, exclusive interviews with filmmakers and stars – with just a click the movie pauses and the interview plays

• Little-known facts about characters and
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Watch: Kevin Michael Richardson teases 'The Cleveland Show'

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Watch: Kevin Michael Richardson teases 'The Cleveland Show'
One of the best ways to fill spaces in an article about Kevin Michael Richardson would be to list the myriad animated programs and features he's lent his distinctive and versatile voice to.   You've heard Richardson on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "ThunderCats," "Transformers: Prime," "American Dad," "The Boondocks," "Lilo & Stitch: The Series," "Teen Titans," "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!," "The Fairly OddParents," "Clerks: The Animated Series," "The PJs," "The Simpsons" and, honestly, too many shows to list.   "The Cleveland Show" returns to start its fourth season on Sunday, October 7, giving viewers plenty of opportunities...
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Best Year of Movies? Quarterfinals Results

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

This is the quarterfinals. The semifinals will begin August 29. The finals will begin September 5. Complete description First round results Second round results Vote in the Semifinals to help decide the Best Year of Movies

The quarterfinals are over. Now, 4 movie years remain.

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1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

vs.

2003

Finding NemoThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingLost in TranslationSchool of RockX2: X-Men UnitedMystic River – Elf

1994 (76%) vs. 2003 (24%) – 1994 advances vs. 1999

1991

The Silence of the Lambs – Thelma & Louise – Beauty and the BeastBoyz n the HoodTerminator 2: Judgment DayCity SlickersThe Fisher King

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1999

Being John Malkovich – The Matrix – American Beauty
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Best Year of Movies? Quarterfinals – Vote Now

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

This is the quarterfinals. The semifinals will begin August 29. The finals will begin September 5. Complete description First round results Second round results

The second round is over. Now, 8 movie years remain.

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1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

vs.

2003

Finding NemoThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingLost in TranslationSchool of RockX2: X-Men UnitedMystic River – Elf

Vote Now

1991

The Silence of the Lambs – Thelma & Louise – Beauty and the BeastBoyz n the HoodTerminator 2: Judgment DayCity SlickersThe Fisher King

vs.

1999

Being John Malkovich – The Matrix – American BeautyThe Sixth SenseNotting HillFight ClubSouth Park: Bigger, Longer
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Best Year of Movies? 2nd Roud Results

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

The 2nd round is over. See the results below.

View the 1st round results Here Vote in the Quarterfinals Here

Now, 8 movie years remain. The results of the second round are below. If you want more of an explanation, click here for the original description.

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What movies did we miss? What movies should others be reminded about? State your case in the comments below.

2010

How to Train Your DragonToy Story 3 – The Social NetworkTrue Grit – The King’s Speech – Black Swan – Inception

vs.

1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

2010 (26%) vs. 1994 (74%) – 1994 advances vs. 2003

1987

Broadcast NewsThe Princess Bride – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Full Metal JacketLethal WeaponRaising Arizona – The Untouchables

vs.
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Best Year of Movies? 2nd Round Ends Sunday – Quarterfinals Next!

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

This is the second round. It ends Sunday. Complete description First round results

The first round is over. We tallied more than 3,500 votes. Now, 16 movie years remain. If you want more of an explanation, click here for the original description.

We’ll send out Tweets and Facebook updates, so make sure to follow us.

2010

How to Train Your DragonToy Story 3 – The Social NetworkTrue Grit – The King’s Speech – Black Swan – Inception

vs.

1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

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1987

Broadcast NewsThe Princess Bride – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Full Metal JacketLethal WeaponRaising Arizona – The Untouchables

vs.

2003

Finding NemoThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingLost in TranslationSchool of RockX2: X-Men United
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A 'Locke And Key' Game, 'Apes' And Stripperella In Today's Twitter Report

With all of the terrible happenings in the news this week, today felt like the perfect Wednesday to veer away from contentious opinions, looting in London and big events impacting individuals who happen to work in comics. So here, without further ado are the ten tweets in the Twitter Report feed from the last 24 hours that were most likely to induce happiness.

They include details about the "Locke and Key" game from Joe Hill, Eric Powell Godzilla art and Stan Lee smiling next to a real life Stripperella. (Spoiler alert: He looks really, really happy.) They are in no particular order except for the best one being last.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 10, 2011.

@TheRealStanLee After they twisted my arm I agreed to take a pic with my pole-dancing heroine Stripperella. Gotta admit it beats po... http://say.ly/tdgzRd

-Stan Lee, Writer ("Amazing Spider-Man,
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Best Year of Movies? 2nd Round – Vote Now

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

This is the second round Complete description First round results

The first round is over. We tallied more than 3,500 votes. Now, 16 movie years remain. If you want more of an explanation, click here for the original description.

We’ll send out Tweets and Facebook updates, so make sure to follow us.

2010

How to Train Your DragonToy Story 3 – The Social NetworkTrue Grit – The King’s Speech – Black Swan – Inception

vs.

1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

Click Here To Vote

1987

Broadcast NewsThe Princess Bride – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Full Metal JacketLethal WeaponRaising Arizona – The Untouchables

vs.

2003

Finding NemoThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingLost in TranslationSchool of RockX2: X-Men UnitedMystic River
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Best Year of Movies? 1st Round Results

What year had the best movies? That is what The Scorecard Review is trying to find out.

The first round is over. We tallied more than 3,500 votes. The second round begins July 25. Now, 16 movie years remain. The results of the first round are below. If you want more of an explanation, click here for the original description.

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1979

Kramer vs. KramerBreaking Away – Mad Max – Being There – Alien – Apocalypse Now – The Jerk

vs.

2010

How to Train Your DragonToy Story 3 – The Social NetworkTrue Grit – The King’s Speech – Black Swan – Inception

1979 (32%) vs. 2010 (68%) – 2010 advances vs. 1994

1994

ClerksPulp FictionFour Weddings and a FuneralThe Lion King – Speed – The Shawshank RedemptionForrest Gump

vs.

1995

Babe – Toy Story – Braveheart – The Usual Suspects – 12 Monkeys – Heat – Se7en

1994 (83%) vs. 1995 (17%) – 1994 advances vs. 2010

1987

Broadcast NewsThe Princess Bride – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Full Metal Jacket
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