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Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms

Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, the region's governor confirmed on Sunday. Luca Zaia, governor of Veneto, said the world's longest-running film festival, which was due to take place Sept. 2-12, is still on. The official's confirmation comes days after the Venice Biennale, which oversees the film festival among a [...]

Horror Movie 'The Wretched' Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity

Horror Movie 'The Wretched' Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity IFC's horror movie "The Wretched" is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period. Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Last week, only 21 drive-ins were open, [...]

How GLAAD is changing Hollywood's LGBTQ narrative - one script at a time

How GLAAD is changing Hollywood's LGBTQ narrative - one script at a time GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis tells EW about progress with LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, how the group is trying to guarantee fair representation, and the storytelling at the forefront of the movement.

The It List: Gary Busey becomes a pet judge, Lady Gaga drops 'Chromatica,' Sofia Vergara joins 'AGT,' HBO Max launches and the best in pop culture the week of May 25, 2020

The It List: Gary Busey becomes a pet judge, Lady Gaga drops 'Chromatica,' Sofia Vergara joins 'AGT,' HBO Max launches and the best in pop culture the week of May 25, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for May 25-31, including the best deals we could find for each.

Pixar's New Animated Short Follows A Gay Man's Journey To Acceptance

Pixar's New Animated Short Follows A Gay Man's Journey To Acceptance Released on Disney+, "Out" is Pixar's first project to feature an LGBTQ character in a central role.

'Back to the Future Part III' turns 30: Take this quiz to test your knowledge

'Back to the Future Part III' turns 30: Take this quiz to test your knowledge How much do you know about the iconic conclusion to the beloved film trilogy?

'Braveheart' at 25: Why director and star Mel Gibson almost didn't play Scottish rebel hero William Wallace in the Oscar-winning war favorite

'Braveheart' at 25: Why director and star Mel Gibson almost didn't play Scottish rebel hero William Wallace in the Oscar-winning war favorite Screenwriter Randall Wallace describes the intense making of the "most masculine possible movie."

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing the pornography industry

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing the pornography industry The coronavirus pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the multibillion-dollar adult film industry.

Max Brooks talks uncanny similarities between 'World War Z' and coronavirus outbreak - and how dramatically movie strayed from book

Max Brooks talks uncanny similarities between 'World War Z' and coronavirus outbreak - and how dramatically movie strayed from book Despite uncanny similarities between his zombie outbreak and coronavirus, Max Brooks says he was looking to the past, not the future, when writing "World War Z."

Kelly Ripa reveals she's been quarantining in the Caribbean since March: 'We decided to stay where we were'

Kelly Ripa reveals she's been quarantining in the Caribbean since March: 'We decided to stay where we were' "I hate to use the word 'stuck,' but we were," she said Thursday. "We decided to stay where we were."

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Trailer Teases More Time-Twisting Action in Fortnite Debut

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Trailer Teases More Time-Twisting Action in Fortnite Debut "Tenet" and "Fortnite" became an unlikely duo Thursday night. Christopher Nolan's upcoming thriller teased more action and time-bending mystery in a new trailer released in the hugely popular battle royale video game. Not much is known about the film, which is Nolan's first since 2017's "Dunkirk." It follows a group of secret agents who are [...]

From Iron Man to the helicarrier, you'll definitely want to assemble these new Lego Marvel Avengers sets (exclusive)

From Iron Man to the helicarrier, you'll definitely want to assemble these new Lego Marvel Avengers sets (exclusive) Here's your first look at the toymaker's newest superhero sets that remix some of the biggest moments of the MCU. And check out the Iron Man helmet.

'MacGruber' at 10: Will Forte and Jorma Taccone talk racy sex scene, the one gag Val Kilmer refused to do and the film's highly surprising famous superfan

'MacGruber' at 10: Will Forte and Jorma Taccone talk racy sex scene, the one gag Val Kilmer refused to do and the film's highly surprising famous superfan Will Forte and Jorma Taccone share hilarious memories from the making of the 2010 cult classic.

HBO Max will release the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' and DC fans are thrilled: 'We've done the impossible!'

HBO Max will release the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' and DC fans are thrilled: 'We've done the impossible!' The soon-to-launch streaming service announced the debut of the near-mythical Snyder Cut, fulfilling the wishes of a long-running fan campaign.

'Justice League' Snyder Cut Shocker: HBO Max to Debut Superhero Movie in 2021

'Justice League' Snyder Cut Shocker: HBO Max to Debut Superhero Movie in 2021 HBO Max has not announced a release date for the Snyder cut outside of 2021.

Secret Marvel Movie From Sony in the Works With Director S.J. Clarkson (EXCLUSIVE)

Secret Marvel Movie From Sony in the Works With Director S.J. Clarkson (EXCLUSIVE) Though audiences will have to wait until 2021 for "Morbius" and "Venom 2" to hit the big screen, Sony Pictures is continuing to build up its slate of Marvel films. Veteran TV director S.J. Clarkson has signed on to develop the first female-centric movie from Sony's catalog of Marvel characters, sources tell Variety. While it's [...]

Study Shows 70% of Consumers Would Rather Watch New Movies at Home (EXCLUSIVE)

Study Shows 70% of Consumers Would Rather Watch New Movies at Home (EXCLUSIVE) For weeks now, as COVID-19 restrictions across the country begin to ease (or, in some cases, even where they haven't), national and local news outlets have relentlessly reported on a seeming torrent of people streaming into public spaces. The coverage points to a common sense understanding: Spending two months sheltering in place with little-to-no human [...]

Film Academy Considering Postponing 2021 Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

Film Academy Considering Postponing 2021 Oscars (EXCLUSIVE) The 93rd Oscars aren't until February, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering postponing the big night, according to multiple sources. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say definitive plans are far from being concrete at this juncture. The telecast is currently set for Feb. 28, 2021, on ABC. [...]

5 things you didn't know about 'Rambo: First Blood Part II': From John Travolta's missing role to Ronald Reagan's public shoutouts

5 things you didn't know about 'Rambo: First Blood Part II': From John Travolta's missing role to Ronald Reagan's public shoutouts James Cameron wrote the original screenplay, John Travolta played a "Star Wars" obsessed soldier and other things you didn't know about one of the defining action movies of the 1980s. 

Tom Hanks Submarine Drama 'Greyhound' Skips Theaters to Debut on Apple TV Plus

Tom Hanks Submarine Drama 'Greyhound' Skips Theaters to Debut on Apple TV Plus Apple TV Plus has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama "Greyhound" following a bidding war for the movie, which was previously set for a Father's Day theatrical release. Six-month-old Apple TV Plus announced the deal Tuesday. The streaming service did not disclose when it will release "Greyhound." [...]

Why J.Lo's Oscar campaign for 'Selena' never got off the ground

Why J.Lo's Oscar campaign for 'Selena' never got off the ground Director Gregory Nava explains why Hollywood's resistance to Latina stars kept Jennifer Lopez from getting the recognition she deserved for playing the Queen of Tejano music in "Selena."

Halle Berry Joins Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich's Sci-Fi 'Moonfall'

Halle Berry Joins Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich's Sci-Fi 'Moonfall' Halle Berry is set to join the cast of "Moonfall," the sci-fi epic from director Roland Emmerich, Lionsgate announced Tuesday.She'll join Josh Gad in the film that will be released theatrically in 2021.In "Moonfall," a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save our planet from annihilation.Also Read: Josh Gad Joins Roland Emmerich's Thriller 'Moonfall'Berry will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator whose previous space mission holds a clue about an impending catastrophe. Emmerich will direct and he co-wrote the script with "2012" co-writer Harald Kloser, as well as Spenser Cohen."Moonfall" hopes to begin production this fall in Montreal.Emmerich is independently producing the feature film under his Centropolis Entertainment banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment. The film's executive producers are Dennis Wang, James Wang, J.P. Pettinato, Marco Shepherd, Ute Emmerich, Carsten Lorenz, and Stuart Ford.Also Read: Halle Berry Congratulates Halle Bailey on 'Little Mermaid' CastingLike last year's "Midway," Emmerich and Centropolis are independently producing and financing "Moonfall," overseeing all aspects of production, financing, delivery, and distribution and marketing in collaboration with Lionsgate, AGC International, and the film's distribution partners around the world.Berry recently wrapped her directorial debut, "Bruised," in which she also stars as a female MMA fighter. Her recent work includes "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum." Berry is represented by WME and Management 360.THR first reported the casting news.Read original story Halle Berry Joins Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich's Sci-Fi 'Moonfall' At TheWrap

'Artemis Fowl': Behind the scenes of the YA franchise starter that just moved to Disney+

'Artemis Fowl': Behind the scenes of the YA franchise starter that just moved to Disney+ The release of Artemis Fowl has been uniquely impacted by the pandemic, and it's now set to be the first major franchise launch of the coronavirus-era.

The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was paid

The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was paid Norma McCorvey, also known as 'Jane Roe,' says she was paid to be an antiabortion activist in a new documentary filmed before her death.

Patton Oswalt Sounds Off on Trump Jokes, 'Evil' Fox News, and 'Star Wars' Haters

Patton Oswalt Sounds Off on Trump Jokes, 'Evil' Fox News, and 'Star Wars' Haters "I would kill to go sit in a Denny's right now," Patton Oswalt tells me on this week's episode of The Last Laugh podcast. The comedian ends his latest stand-up special I Love Everything with a long, masterful bit about just how depressing that particular diner chain can be. But after two months in quarantine, he would welcome it with open arms. Normally, Oswalt would be performing stand-up at clubs in Los Angeles and touring theaters around the country. "I'm missing it so terribly," he says. "I wish that my process was sitting at a table and writing jokes, but that's not how it works for me. Some comedians can sit and write, some can't. I'm one of those that has to be up on a stage, so it's been a little rough." I Love Everything, which is streaming on Netflix starting today, is Oswalt's first special since 2017's Annihilation. In that hour, he spoke frankly-and at times hilariously-about the experience of losing his wife, the crime writer Michelle McNamara, to an accidental drug overdose.In the four years since, Oswalt, who recently turned 50, got remarried and rediscovered joy. That's what the title of his new special is meant to convey. Eugene Mirman on Losing His Wife Right Before Coronavirus: 'It's So Strange Going Through This Without Her'"I think it reflects just that kind of resurging of the life force after being in so much darkness and then being back in the light," he says. "You know, like a man who was dying of thirst and gets a sip of water and it's the most luxurious, delicious water he's ever had. So that's kind of how life felt to me after coming out of all that." After tackling grief through comedy, the new special is full of both silly meditations on trivial topics like breakfast cereal and deft takes on Trumpism and the MeToo movement. "I would like it to be a good time to release a stand-up special because everyone's in a good mood and I can add to the happiness," Oswalt says. "But it's a good time to release a stand-up special for very bad reasons. Everyone is stressed out and stuck in their homes. I wish that wasn't why it was a good reason, but, you know, there you go."Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by subscribing to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Why Fox News pushing to reopen the country is the 'height of evil' "It's very, very frustrating when you see people's economic and job frustration being weaponized to benefit the rich. Obviously you sympathize with people that are out there going, you know, reopen businesses and stuff because they have to go work. But those kinds of protests are being astroturfed by wealthy people to get those people back working for them. And they're the ones being put at risk. So it's the height of evil when you see the Fox and Friends people, who are in remote studios and safe from each other going, 'We need to end this social distancing, don't you think?' Why don't you guys do it first? You're seeing them throwing bodies onto the barbed wire to benefit themselves." Larry Wilmore: Trump 'Was a Lock' Before the Coronavirus On the futility of trying to 'parody a parody' like Donald Trump"I was on The Roast of Flavor Flav and Jeff Ross went up and said, 'How do you shame a crackhead who wears a Viking helmet?' Like, what is our function here even at this point? How do you parody a parody? How do you parody someone who's a bad comedian trying to get jokes and get attention and shit like that? After a while, the insanity and stupidity of his daily existence-and our daily letting it happen-is going to steamroller anything you're going to come up with as a joke. How do we satirize the transcript of our reality right now?"  On Trump's latest 'sarcasm' excuse"That is every idiot that you've ever worked a shitty office job with, who thinks that he or she is funny and they're not. It's always the people who aren't funny, who insist that they are. They say something horrible and then everyone in the office is pissed off. And they're like, 'I was being sarcastic' or 'I was punking you.' It's just desperate. Someone who's never been funny trying to make themselves seem awesome after the fact. And also, so hang on, your explanation for telling Americans to perhaps ingest bleach or disinfectant was that you were being sarcastic? So let's rewind that. At the height of a pandemic, we were approaching 70,000 deaths, your plan was to go out and be sarcastic and snarky about the whole thing? Either way, it's horrible."Maria Bamford Is 'Ashamed' She Worked With Louis C.K.: 'I Thought They Were Rumors' Why he decided to tackle MeToo on stage"As a comedian, it feels a little weird not to address it because it's a huge cultural shift that's going on. I think for the better. There's going to be a lot of really dumb, well-meaning male takes on this. I'm not as fascinated with the people that are the enemies of progress. I always love the people who think that they're allies, but they fumble it. Because there's been a lot of times when I have thought I was being an ally and I fumbled it. What's funny to me is not people being mean to each other. What's funny to me is people trying to be well-meaning and trying to be nice and fumbling it. That to me is always so much more fun. So I kind of wanted to embrace that with the whole MeToo thing." On 'Star Wars' fans who are already angry about director Taika Waititi's upcoming film"They're doing the right thing with all these Star Wars films, giving them to really interesting, cool directors. So, yeah, I could not be more excited to see [Taika Waititi's movie]. I thought The Last Jedi was fantastic. I don't understand all the hate for it. He did everything you don't expect. [Director Rian Johnson] went in every new weird direction, which is the same thing that made Empire so much fun. Everyone's like, 'No, you're supposed to do this and this and this!' Why would you want a movie to meet your expectations? Don't you want it to surprise you and startle you? Why are you paying money to see something that's going to give you what you've flatly stated you want? 'I'm going to say this thing, now parrot it back to me, here's $20.' I don't get it! I don't know what he's going to do and I want to keep it that way. I should not, as a fan go, 'Make this thing and please, here's my checklist. I expect these boxes to be checked off.' Shut up!" Next week on The Last Laugh podcast: Star of Devs and Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

'Legally Blonde 3' Taps Mindy Kaling, Dan Goor as Writers

'Legally Blonde 3' Taps Mindy Kaling, Dan Goor as Writers Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor will write the screenplay for Reese Witherspoon's "Legally Blonde 3." Witherspoon committed to the project, from MGM, in 2018 and is set to return as Elle Woods, the sorority-girl-turned-lawyer. She will also produce through her Hello Sunshine production company. "Legally Blonde" producer Marc Platt will return, joined by his Platt [...]

'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover - and the Entire Cast - Are Ready to Do a Movie

'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover - and the Entire Cast - Are Ready to Do a Movie Fans hoping for a "Community" movie announcement are going to have to wait a little longer. The cast and creator Dan Harmon reunited recently for a table read, followed by a Q&A to reminisce about the show - but continue to tap dance around the notion that the second half of the show's "Six Seasons [...]

The It List: 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' turns 25, 'Masked Singer' reveals Season 3 winner, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae's 'The Lovebirds' premieres and the best in pop culture the week of May 18, 2020

The It List: 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' turns 25, 'Masked Singer' reveals Season 3 winner, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae's 'The Lovebirds' premieres and the best in pop culture the week of May 18, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for May 18-24, including the best deals we could find for each.

Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Movie 'Hustle' From Producer LeBron James

Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Movie 'Hustle' From Producer LeBron James Netflix and Adam Sandler have found their next film. Sources tell Variety that Sandler will star in "Hustle" from "We the Animals" director Jeremiah Zagar. Taylor Materne and Will Fetters penned the script. Sandler's Happy Madison, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment are producing the pic. Sandler plays an American basketball [...]

Stacey Dash on 25 Years of 'Clueless': Dionne Would Be a Republican and 'Far From a Feminist'

Stacey Dash on 25 Years of 'Clueless': Dionne Would Be a Republican and 'Far From a Feminist' Stacey Dash wants to stay on script. Specifically, her publicist at Mayhem Entertainment Public Relations, a PR firm that mostly represents child stars and is currently suspended from Twitter, wants to stay on script, and the script is Clueless, the 1995 mid-budget teen comedy which turns legal car-renting age this July. Dash, who is 53, played the clothes horse with a cute sneeze, Dionne Marie Davenport, in director Amy Heckerling's cult classic. She also spent the past eight years as a conservative commentator, endorsing Mitt Romney's presidential bid in 2012, and later Donald Trump's in 2016, before publishing her first book that same year, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative. On a recent Wednesday in Los Angeles, a few weeks before the film's 25th anniversary, the three of us are on a conference call from our respective quarantines, where Dash's publicist lays out the parameters.Staying on script apparently means no questions about Dash's arrest in Florida last fall on charges of domestic battery against her fourth husband, Jeffrey Marty. It means no questions about her one-month-and-four-day congressional campaign for California's 44th district in 2018, run on a baffling platform against something that sounded like income inequality, but she called "Plantation Politics." It means nothing about her brief stint as a Fox News pundit covering "cultural analysis and commentary," where she said things like "I'm not here to judge" neo-Nazis and "there shouldn't be a Black History Month" until there is a "White History Month," and from which she was eventually suspended for saying Barack Obama "didn't give a shit" about terrorism. "For the politics questions," Dash's publicist says, "we just wanted to stick to just Clueless, so if you want to, just revert everything back to the movie."'Clueless': How the Greatest Clique of the '90s Transformed into a Shakespearean Tragedy'Daily Show's' Trevor Noah Tears Apart 'Clueless' GOP Candidate Stacey DashThere's a lot to revert back to in Clueless, director Amy Heckerling's reimagining of Jane Austen's Emma, which has persisted in the cultural vernacular for a quarter of a century. There's the roster of catchphrases ("There goes your social life") or the Mona May wardrobe-itself almost a character in the film (notably, the top keywords on Clueless' IMDb page are "miniskirt," "girl wears a miniskirt," "short skirt," "virgin," and "girl wears a short skirt"). There's also the slyly scathing takes on teen tropes, material culture, and class. When Heckerling was tapped by 20th Century Fox to do a project "about teenagers" and "the in-crowd," she found the premise boring. "I thought," Heckerling says in a DVD commentary clip, "I'll do it if I can make fun of them."The result was an homage to Valley Girl femininity and teen-magazine style tips, very much in keeping with Heckerling's one-word vision of its aesthetic-"happy"-but which needled and mocked its protagonists, even as it made you like them. ("Dionne and I were both named after famous singers of the past," Cher Horowitz says, as Dionne leaves her massive estate, "who now do infomercials.") The bubbly, Club Libby Lu happiness of Clueless was always winking, pointing outside itself, highlighting what made its prosperity possible (money). Few would call Clueless especially political (though Wallace Shawn did come out as a socialist last week), but the movie's portrait of upper-class existence ribbed at the excesses, apathy, and casual racism of Beverly Hills conservatism, not unlike the kind Dash now defends. It has been several years since Dash last watched Clueless, but she remembers reading the script clearly. "You know, you read so many scripts," Dash said. "Some of them are really tedious. This one was just-I ripped through it." She remembers connecting with Dionne instantly. "I knew it was me. I knew I was Dionne," Dash said. "I thought she was just a spoiled, rich brat but she had a good heart-which is what I loved about her. She was just everything. Great parents. Wealthy. Great friends. Popular. She was everything."Anyway, Dash doesn't want to get into her politics, but she is down to indulge in imagining Dionne's-painting, over the course of our 40-minute phone call, a conservative Clueless fanfiction of her character's life, 25 years down the line. Dionne, Dash said, would definitely vote Republican. "She's way too smart," she explained. "Too intelligent. She also has very strong opinions. We know that. Dee was very, very, very opinionated. She didn't stand for much. She wasn't very tolerant. She didn't have a high tolerance level." She would be a fashion editor at a big magazine in New York, Dash added, who wore thigh-highs and Mary-Janes, and flouted the laws of the lockdown. "She would have everybody still coming to her house and doing things for her. Her hair, her nails, everything. She'd probably even have her personal stylist with clothing coming to her house so she could shop. I'm positive." She would also have a gun. "Something small. Something teeny tiny," Dash said. "Probably a Derringer."Dionne would not, Dash went on, care much for feminism. "I think she would be a strong woman, but she was so far from a feminist," Dash said. "She loved clothes. She loved shopping. She loved having a man. He was her eeverrrything. She couldn't drive a car. Daddy was her everything. You know, 'Daddy give me, Daddy give me.' So you know, she was so far from a feminist, but of course, she's saying things like, 'Don't call me woman' [referring to a scene where Dionne scolds her boyfriend for calling her 'woman.'] She probably heard that from her mother.""She would have said something like, 'I'm not a feminist because I want my boyfriend to buy me a diamond ring, I'm not a feminist because I don't want to have to work. I want to work because I want to work.' You know what I mean?" Dash said. "I'm not a feminist because I like to get my nails done, and I like to go shopping, and I like to stay at home, and I like to take care of my boyfriend-do what he wants me to do, and take care of him.' I can't imagine Dionne going to any rallies or protests. I think there would just be far too many people around her. Dee didn't want people around her very much. Neither did Cher."When the conversation turns to Dash's stance on Black History Month, the BET Awards, and Image Awards, her publicist cuts in. "Let's focus on what she's done since the film came out," she says. "What's her hobbies? She's done many things as far as her family, as far as getting into hobbies like interior designing. Maybe the readers want to know, what has Stacey Dash done since the film came out? What are her passion projects?"Besides politics, Dash lives near Los Angeles with her daughter, who is poised to turn 17. She sees a lot of her son, who is nearly 30. Dash enjoys being a "loner" in quarantine, taking it as a time to focus on her religion. She has gotten into interior design. "Going to sleep and waking up in the same space every day can be boring, but it doesn't have to be!" Dash wrote in a recent caption on Instagram, where her politics have been significantly toned down. "By shifting furniture or decor around in your home, or adding new pieces to your collection, you can create a virtually entirely new space!"She's trying to figure out whether she still wants to be an actress anymore. She's done with sexy stuff, Dash said. But there's certain work she wants to do, like play Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the founder of the National Right to Life Committee, in the Jon Voight-starring anti-abortion fever dream Roe v. Wade, or star in a Western. "I could ride horses and shoot guns-that's what I like to do, those are my hobbies," Dash said. "Those are my passions." Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

'Matrix' Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference

'Matrix' Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference "Matrix" co-creator Lilly Wachowski wasn't happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, saying "Take the red pill" with an emoji of a red rose. Take the red pill -- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020 As most movie [...]

Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Mad Men' and 'Glow' Episodes, Dies at 54

Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Mad Men' and 'Glow' Episodes, Dies at 54 Director and producer Lynn Shelton, who stewarded several popular indie films, including "Humpday," and also directed a number of episodes for prominent TV shows like "Glow" and "Mad Men," has died from a previously undisclosed blood disorder, her publicist said on Saturday. She was 54.Shelton's prolific output included directing five episodes of "New Girl," eight episodes of "Fresh off the Boat," five episodes of "Glow," two episodes of "Maron" and one episode of "Mad Men," among work on several other TV series.The Seattle native started off as an aspiring actor and photographer in her 20s but eventually moved towards filmmaking after being inspired by French director Claire Denis, who had shared she didn't direct her first movie until she was 40. Shelton directed her first film, "We Go Way Back," in 2006, but her break came in 2009, when "Humpday," starring Joshua Leonard, Alycia  Delmore and longtime collaborator Mark Duplass, premiered at Sundance and received rave reviews. "Humpday" was acquired and distributed by Magnolia Pictures afterward and later won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2010.Also Read: 'Sword of Trust' Starring Marc Maron Acquired by IFC FilmsShe reunited with Duplass for 2011's "Your Sister's Sister," a comedy-drama also starring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt. Shelton went on to direct "Touchy Feely" in 2013 and the Keira Knightly-led "Laggies" in 2014. Her next film, "Outside In," was her first dramatic film and starred Edie Falco and Jay Duplass in a movie about a convict who falls in love with his old high school teacher. The last film Shelton directed and produced was "Sword of Trust," a comedy starring Marc Maron, with whom she spent the last year of her life.Shelton was born on August 27, 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio. She was raised in Seattle and later returned to her birthplace to attend Oberlin College before entering the University of Washington's school of drama. Shelton also earned a Master's of Fine Arts in photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.Shelton is survived by her son, Milo Seal, her former husband Kevin Seal, whom she was married to from 2001 to 2019. She is also survived by her parents Wendy and Alan Roedell and David "Mac" Shelton and Frauke Rynd and three siblings.Read original story Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Mad Men' and 'Glow' Episodes, Dies at 54 At TheWrap

What Disney's $75 million bet on 'Hamilton' means for streaming wars

What Disney's $75 million bet on 'Hamilton' means for streaming wars The film version of Broadway's smash hit "Hamilton" is heading exclusively to Disney+ - what the move means for the streaming wars as HBO Max preps its long-anticipated entrance.

Debbie Allen recalls the grittiness of 'Fame,' 40 years later: 'It was not a Disney movie'

Debbie Allen recalls the grittiness of 'Fame,' 40 years later: 'It was not a Disney movie' The groundbreaking musical drama tackled taboo topics like suicide, abortion, closeted homosexuality, illiteracy, and underage pornography.

The future of movie theaters: How socially distanced seating and other new safety guidelines will change the filmgoing experience

The future of movie theaters: How socially distanced seating and other new safety guidelines will change the filmgoing experience Entertainment industry experts and insiders tell us what to expect once movie theaters re-open for business.

Mark Hamill wanted Luke to turn to the dark side in 'Return of the Jedi'

Mark Hamill wanted Luke to turn to the dark side in 'Return of the Jedi' Mark Hamill says he complained to George Lucas about Luke's role in 'Return of the Jedi.'

'Purge 5' Pulled From July Theatrical Release

'Purge 5' Pulled From July Theatrical Release "Purge 5," the latest chapter in Universal Pictures' dystopian horror franchise, has been indefinitely delayed. The film, titled "The Forever Purge," was set to release in theaters July 10 and has been pulled from the studio's calendar. The move underscores the fact that Hollywood studios don't expect cinemas will be able to operate in full [...]

New York City Diner Turns Into Makeshift Drive-In Theater to Help Business Survive

New York City Diner Turns Into Makeshift Drive-In Theater to Help Business Survive The demand for moviegoing amid the pandemic might just be a savior for this Queens restaurant.

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy since 1987, answers age-old question once and for all: Is Goofy a dog?

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy since 1987, answers age-old question once and for all: Is Goofy a dog? The Disney Legend looks back on his career as Goofy and shares stories of "A Goofy Movie."

Bruce Willis wears 'Armageddon' costume amid coronavirus pandemic: 'His saving the world outfit'

Bruce Willis wears 'Armageddon' costume amid coronavirus pandemic: 'His saving the world outfit' While quarantining in Idaho amid the coronavirus pandemic, the movie star pulled out his space suit costume from 1998's Armageddon.

'Da 5 Bloods' First Look: Spike Lee Crosses 'Apocalypse Now' with 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'

'Da 5 Bloods' First Look: Spike Lee Crosses 'Apocalypse Now' with 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' Lee has shared a new look at his upcoming film, which hits Netflix on June 5, with Vanity Fair.

Max Brooks on origin of viral COVID video with Mel Brooks and the struggle of social distancing: 'I haven't hugged my dad since this started'

Max Brooks on origin of viral COVID video with Mel Brooks and the struggle of social distancing: 'I haven't hugged my dad since this started' Author Max Brooks reveals genesis of #DontBeASpreader PSA he created with his iconic father Mel Brooks when the coronavirus first hit the U.S. - which became one of the first viral videos of the pandemic.

Rick Riordan announces new Percy Jackson TV series coming to Disney+

Rick Riordan announces new Percy Jackson TV series coming to Disney+ Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books are getting a new live-action adaptation - this time as a TV series on Disney+.

Disney's 'Frozen' Ends Broadway Run Due to Coronavirus

Disney's 'Frozen' Ends Broadway Run Due to Coronavirus When Broadway re-opens, it will do so without a certain snow queen. Disney Theatrical Productions announced Thursday that "Frozen" and its ubiquitous anthem "Let It Go" have hit their last high notes at the St. James Theatre. The show will close having played its final performance on Wednesday evening March 11, right before Broadway went dark [...]

Percy Jackson TV Series in the Works at Disney+ - Watch Announcement

Percy Jackson TV Series in the Works at Disney+ - Watch Announcement The son of Poseidon is ready to make a splash at Disney+. Author Rick Riordan announced on Twitter on Thursday that he is helping to develop a TV series adaptation of his Percy Jackson & The Olympians YA book series. After making the announcement in a short video alongside his wife Becky (below), Riordan said [...]

Luca Guadagnino to Direct 'Scarface' Reboot

Luca Guadagnino to Direct 'Scarface' Reboot "Call Me by Your Name" filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will direct a reboot of "Scarface" for Universal Pictures. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wrote the latest version of the script with earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio. "Scarface" will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will [...]

Corey Feldman on his song for Corey Haim: 'Telling him that it's OK to let it go, wherever he is'

Corey Feldman on his song for Corey Haim: 'Telling him that it's OK to let it go, wherever he is' "He said, 'If anything should happen to me, dude, you're going to have to tell my story one day,'" Feldman recalls of one of his final conversations with his fallen friend.

'Matrix 4' Cast Adds Eight Weeks to Production Schedule in Wake of Shutdown (EXCLUSIVE)

'Matrix 4' Cast Adds Eight Weeks to Production Schedule in Wake of Shutdown (EXCLUSIVE) Warner Bros. appears hopeful that production on "Matrix 4" will restart by early July. Multiple sources tell Variety that the cast of Lana Wachowski's fourth installment of the sci-fi franchise has signed eight-week extensions to keep the actors on hold until at least July 6. Original "Matrix" stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles in the fourth film.

Jerry Bruckheimer talks Tom Cruise's grueling 'Top Gun: Maverick' flight school, confirms Val Kilmer's return

Jerry Bruckheimer talks Tom Cruise's grueling 'Top Gun: Maverick' flight school, confirms Val Kilmer's return The "Top Gun" producer addresses Kilmer's absence from the "Maverick" trailers and teases Cruise's return to the cockpit.

'New Mutants' Set to Release in August

'New Mutants' Set to Release in August Disney added "The New Mutants" back to its release calendar, setting the "X-Men" superhero adventure to debut in theaters on Aug. 28. The studio also moved "Ron's Gone Wrong," an animated film from 20th Century, back a few months from Feb. 26, 2021, to April 23, 2021. An untitled 20th Century title previously set for [...]

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