Pay It Forward (2000)
Directed by Mimi Leder and scripted by Daniel Stiepleman, On the Basis of Sex follows Ruth (Felicity Jones) and her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) as they fight to overturn gender discrimination in court. Hitting the nerve of issues that are unfortunately still timely today, it looks to be a strong showcase for Jones.
Also starring Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny, see the trailer below.
The film tells an
An ad campaign for Rolex watches touts Kathryn Bigelow as one of the “masters of cinema,” yet she is the only woman to have ever won a director Oscar. A help line now exists for those who have been sexually harassed, yet the fate of many high-profile offenders remains undecided. Representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which has issued charges of gender discrimination against the big studios — continue to negotiate with executives, but there is no (public) word of a resolution.
In the midst of this uncertainty, one reality remains clear. The percentages
It’s rare that you get to see a snowball rolling down a hill. The popular metaphor about momentum has always struck me as odd for a few reasons. First, how often does someone roll a snowball down a hill, much less successfully have a hand-sized ball of snow transform into a gigantic ice-cold flattening orb? Second, even if this was physically probable it’s doubtful that you were there to witness it. More than likely, you’re seeing the thing just moments before it mows you down like a Looney Tunes character.
The last few weeks has been the first time that the snowball metaphor has felt apt. I watched, as so many did, as accusations rolled out against small type perps like Devin Faraci, Harry Knowles and their enablers like the head of Alamo Drafthouse
Speaking beforehand at the IndieWire Honors event last week, Brown said he’s been talking to “American Crime Story” executive producer Ryan Murphy about potentially joining the anthology series’ third chapter, “Katrina.” Paulson is already on board.
“That needs to happen,” said Brown, who played Christopher Darden opposite Paulson’s Marcia Clark in “People v. O.J.,” which earned him his first Emmy in 2016. “I’m going to be reading the book that story is based off of [“Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink] and offer whatever input I can to as to where I can fit in.
Brown is busy starring in “This Is Us,” but the two are already discussing ways to work together again. “We’ve talked a lot about it,” Murphy said. “I’m trying to figure out a way to give America what they want, and reunite Sterling and Sarah Paulson. I would love for him to be a part of ‘Five Days at Memorial’ [the Hurricane Katrina-themed “American Crime Story” installment] that we’re doing. I always want to work with Sterling. I’m a busy guy, but he’s just as busy as hell. How are we gonna make it work? We will. We had a really great director/actor
Akin shared these thoughts about how his collaboration with Kruger came together:
I first noticed Diane Kruger as an actress in “National Treasure,” but I was definitely not the audience for a film like that. It didn’t hook me. A couple of years later, I saw “Inglorious Basterds” in a movie theater in Germany. I liked the whole film, especially her small role. In 2007, I won the screenplay at Cannes for my film “The Edge of Heaven” and she was the mistress of ceremonies.
In “Mudbound,” Florence Jackson is a character who sees everything, but says very little. Yet behind the quiet strength of the wife and mother of a family of sharecroppers – refusing to lose their dreams or dignity in the face of the South’s insurmountable racism – Mary J. Blige delivers a performance in which we see precisely what Florence is feeling and thinking.
“Mary’s able to affect this reserved exterior, but have this very empathetic, alive interior,” said “Mudbound” writer-director Dee Rees in an interview with IndieWire. “Her eyes always are thinking,
In April, People teamed up with the American Heroes Channel (Ahc) and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to honor Welles and celebrate everyday heroes.
On Oct. 28 at 10/9c, Ahc will air a television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, 9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy, which will feature three Red Bandanna Heroes who have made an extraordinary difference in people’s lives, just as Crowther did when he helped people escape one of the burning World Trade Center towers.
As for the real Ginsburg, she was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, and her judicial career has largely been about fighting for the advancement of women’s rights. Basically, she wasn’t as instrumental in blowing up the Death Star as Jones’ Jyn Erso was, but she’s no less of a badass.
As a triple threat performer – actor, impressionist and singer – he has been an exceptional representative both in his many roles and as an advocate for actors everywhere.
Each year, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the art of film by honoring a filmmaker who advances that art form. Kevin Spacey joined past Renaissance Award honorees, including some of the most respected actors and directors working in the film industry today, such as William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, Michael Mann, Nicole Kidman, George Lucas, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson.
Kevin Spacey, Recipient of the Gene Siskel Center Renaissance Award
Skupin, 54, bowed his head and blinked back tears as Judge Kelley Kostin handed down the sentence in the Oakland County Courthouse near Detroit.
“I think he is a threat,” the prosecutor said in court before the sentencing. “We are asking for the maximum sentence.”
In addition to the prison time, Kostin ordered that Skupin serve four years of probation on the theft charge. He has also been ordered to pay $31,800 in restitution, plus several thousands in court costs.
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"Bird, who comes from Pixar- which has always had a great reputation for balancing heart, humor, and spectacle- first caught my eye with The Incredibles. I loved the retro feel, the adventurous tone, and the way it had fun with superhero conventions while still having a lot of genuine emotion at its core. For a while, though, thought of him as a 'cartoon guy,
The two-time Survivor contestant, 54, had pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of child pornography and racketeering stemming from an investigation by the Michigan attorney general.
According to the clerk’s spokesperson, the pornography and financial charges were split and Skupin will be tried separately for the racketeering charges beginning next week, after which his sentence will be handed down.
Skupin, who was arrested in February, had been out on bond during his trial
The two-time Survivor contestant reported to court on Thursday morning for his criminal trial, in which he faces 11 criminal charges stemming from an investigation by the Michigan attorney general.
According to the attorney general, the investigation began when people came forward alleging they were victims of a Ponzi scheme. The alleged victims say they made $10,000 investments to a gifting scheme called Pay It Forward, in which their donations cycled through a chart of investors, until they were paid by new investors’ money.
Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi convention, announced a record attendance of more than 77,000 people for its 30th Anniversary celebration.
Fans came from around the world and all 50 states, with this year’s convention attracting people from as far away as Japan, New Zealand, and Fiji. Anime director Shinji Aramaki, one of some 400 actors, artists, authors and other creators, also travelled from Japan to be a part of the celebration.
“Our 30th Anniversary convention was a spectacular success,” convention co-chair Rachael Reeves said. “We notched a number of firsts, and were able to offer our fans an experience that was worthy of this special anniversary.”
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the convention, for the first time, offered substantial programming on Thursday and launched a new, fan-driven awards program, the Dragon Awards, to recognize the
1. A shot of LSD. Cinema verite shooter Joan Churchill (“Last Days in Vietnam”) started out by recovering from an eight-hour acid trip, she admitted, to shoot some of the most iconic images from the Rolling Stones Altamont doc, “Gimme Shelter.” That led to the assignment of shooting the Louds in PBS’s “An American Family.” A documentary cameraperson, often working with a hand-held camera and natural light, has to have “people skills,” she said. “You have to be interested in your subjects.” When she moved to London, she couldn’t get work until she joined the Asc—and became its first woman member. Her membership card read: “Lady Cameraman.”
2. Read and reread the script. French-born Maryse Alberti
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