The Spotlight: Harvey Weinstein Edition

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New York Times’ initial article on Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment.

List of Weinstein’s victims and accusers, including Jolie and Paltrow, continues to grow.

Rose McGowan among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Late night talk show hosts rip Weinstein to shreds.

Journalist Lisa Sivan claims Weinstein  masturbated in front of her.

Designer Donna Karan claims Weinstein’s accusers were asking for it. Fuck you, Donna!

RNC chair tries to “explain” why Weinstein is a monster, but Trump is okay.

Mark Ruffalo continues to be one of the good guys!

How Weinstein’s Hollywood connections made his wife a fashion success.

Weinstein fired.

 

 

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Yet unreleased book by the author of The Martian already has a movie deal.

Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o are being considered for Charlie’s Angels reboot.

Not all horror movies are about blood and gore.

Don’t fall out of your Jimmy Choos but it looks like a third Sex and City movie is a no-go.

Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter calls James Cameron “thuggish” over his whiny remarks regarding the Wonder Women movies.

Salon’s list of the worst 25 Oscar snubs.

Ain’t It Cool News’ Harry Knowles accused of sexual harassment.

Audrey Hepburn’s script from Breakfast of Tiffany’s is auctioned off for a mind-blowing £632,750 ($847,000) at Christie’s in London.

Best film performance of 2017 just might be by Brooklynn Prince who was only six at the time of filming.

Milwaukee Film Fest 2017 features nearly 300 films.

 

 

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Wonder Woman has made over $400 Million domestically.

Laura Dern could be the first woman president of the Motion Picture Academy.

From the “Who Knew?” files Princess Leia earned her Ph.D when she was 19.

Billie Lourd on life after losing her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

Horror movie Get Out is the most profitable film of 2017 (so far).

According to Judd Apatow, conservatives can’t make good entertainment.

Eight of today’s most influential female action heroes.

Milwaukee Film Fest is adding Purple Rain to its 2017 fest.

SAG-AFTRA renews contract with studios.

Chloe Grace Moretz on being body shamed by male co-stars.

 

 

 

 

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Toronto Film Festival to focus on the Trump era in film making and the Hollywood gender gap.

John Carpenter remembers George Romero.

The New York Times story on the late Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau.

Felicity Jones is replacing Natalie Portman in Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic.

Why Girl Trip and black sisterhood matters.

The power of Jane Austen 200 years after her death and the potency of 1995’s Sense and Sensibility.

Star Wars actor John Boyega on the lack of diversity in film.

Is Hollywood focusing to much on the male audience?

Film executive Shari Lansing reflects on her legendary career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXCITING NEWS!!! Milwaukee Film Fest to take over Milwaukee’s iconic Oriental Theatre. Just a quick note, the reporter, Dan Shafer, is a former editor of mine.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired from Han Solo Star War’s spin-off.

Here is a list of the Hollywood Reporter’s 100 most powerful people in entertainment.
rvel when it comes to making money-over $600 million worldwide.

Hopefully this will garner Gal Gardot bigger paychecks in the sequels.

Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting.

Is Tom Cruise a bit of a control freak?

 

Sophia Coppola on why she decided to remake The Beguiled.

Study proves movies with diverse casts make more money.

Collider’s list of the best box office hits of the 21st century (so far).

This is a must-read essay on the bleakness of mental illness and how mental illness affected the late Carrie Fisher.

 

 

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Actress Lisa Spoonhauer who had a role in the Gen X classic Clerks has died.

We also lost Sir Roger “James Bond” Moore.

London premier of Wonder Woman cancelled due to Manchester attack.

The best films from the Cannes Film Fest…so far.

Intriguing details on Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out later this year.

Speaking of Sci-Fi, here is Indie Wires’ list of the best Sci-Fi movies of the 21st century so far.

How this deleted scene from Get Out would have changed the film’s outcome.

Yep, there’s going to be a Top Gun sequel. Tom Cruise confirms it.

Nicole Kidman vows to work with more female film directors.

Netflix giving directors a chance to direct original content that don’t focus solely on super heroes.

 

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***Writer’s strike has been averted!*** And here is Hollywood’s reaction.

Jodie Foster’s tribute to the late Jonathan Demme.

Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore working on play focusing on Trump.

The late Robin William’s last film, Absolutely Anything, has a release date.

Would the film classic The Godfather get released today? Director Francis Ford Coppola’s answer.

Film Comment looks back at the Audrey Hepburn/Albert Finney movie Two For the Road.

Women in Hollywood who are considered gold diggers? Gold diggers in Hollywood? Color me shocked!

James Gunn advises not getting into a tizzy over film spoilers.

Is the soon-to-be-released movie 5-25-77 a love letter to Star Wars?

Black and White version of Logan will also be released.