Haugesund: Helmer Praises Spirit of ‘The Lion Woman’

“I was immediately captured by the characters — they were people I knew or had even met. And it was a timeless story, about universally human values, although it takes place more than 100 years ago,” said Norwegian writer-director Vibeke Idsøe of “The Lion Woman,” her period drama that had its world premiere Aug. 21 at the… Read more »

AFI Cancels ‘Birth of a Nation’ Screening, Nate Parker Q&A

The American Film Institute has canceled its Friday screening of “Birth of a Nation,” which was to be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and star Nate Parker, whose 1999 rape case has put the 37 year-old filmmaker on the defensive this past week. AFI dean Jan Schuette made the announcement to students late Tuesday…. Read more »

Watchdog Group Chides Laika & Focus Features For “White-Washing” ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’

A watchdog group that advocates “balanced, sensitive and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans” is calling out producer Laika, and by extension distributor Focus Features, for using mostly white actors to voice Japanese characters in Kubo and the Two Strings, the animated feature that bowed Friday.
The Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which has been battling the issue for decades, noted that even though the movie takes place in ancient Japan, the…

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90 Seconds Of Trailer For The BATMAN ’66 Blu-ray RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS!!

90 Seconds Of Trailer For The BATMAN ’66 Blu-ray RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS!!

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I am – Hercules!!
What would it look like if ABC’s 1960s version of Batman got a chance to fight evil in outer space?
Rick Morales (“Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash”) directs “The Return of he Caped Crusaders” from a script by Michael Jelenic (“Teen Titans Go!”) and James Tucker (“Justice League vs. Teen Titans”).
It hits digital platforms Oct. 11 and Blu-ray Nov. 1.
 

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‘Birth Of A Nation’: AFI Axes Planned Screening & Nate Parker Q&A

The American Film Institute has tabled Friday’s planned screening of The Birth of a Nation, which was to be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and star Nate Parker. The move comes as distributor Fox Searchlight deals with potential fallout from an old rape charge against Parker, of which he was acquitted in 2001.
AFI dean Jan Schuette announced the cancellation in a a note to the film school’s fellows tonight. “I have been the recipient of many different passionate points…

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Entire Download of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Sitting on Dropbox for 5 Days…

Frank Ocean’s latest albums, supposedly Apple Music exclusives, are somehow available for free on Google Drive, SoundCloud, and now, Dropbox. Frank Ocean’s just-released album Endless is available in its entirely — for free — on Dropbox, part of a massive leak that keeps getting worse.  Even more surprising is that the album has been sitting on the file […]

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