A cisgender woman was cast as a transgender woman in Lola Pater, a French film that screened recently at the Locarno Film Festival. The film is directed by Nadir Moknèche and stars Fanny Ardant, Tewfik Jallab, Nadia Kaci. The synopsis for the film: “When his mother dies, Zino decides to find his father, Farid. But 25 years ago, Farid became Lola…” From the review in The Hollywood Reporter: One could question director Moknech’s decision to not use a real trans person…"Cisgender Woman plays Transgender Woman in Lola Pater"
There’s trouble brewing in the water for Aquaman as the DC Extended Universe can’t seem to catch a break. Rumors have already been swirling around the upcoming Justice League but the water-based Aquaman is reportedly in trouble. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the water-based shoot has been “super complicated.” Should we be surprised at this point? Until I started hearing all the positive buzz, I had had low expectations a few weeks prior to the…"Is there trouble brewing for Aquaman?"
The reboot of Roseanne is reportedly seeking a gender-creative child despite series star Roseanne’s own personal transphobic history. Personally, I don’t think Roseanne Barr has changed her ways since earlier this year when she said that a transgender male should not be allowed to wrestle with the guys as she called testosterone a steroid. She doesn’t understand what transgender people are going through nor does she want to. The announcement, which was reported by Fox…"Roseanne reboot seeks “Gender-Creative” Child despite Transphobic History"
Whose Streets? is being released in theaters just a few days after this past Wednesday’s three-year anniversary of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, the documentary is an inside look at the Ferguson uprising that followed in the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. Brown was shot many times by the police and his body was just left in the streets to lie for hours. …"Whose Streets?: Ferguson documentary remembers Michael Brown"
During their third quarter and nine months earning report, The Walt Disney Company announced that they would be pulling their content from Netflix and start their own streaming service in 2019. “Today we announced a strategic shift in the way we distribute our content. The media landscape is increasingly defined by direct relationships between content creators and consumers, and our control of BAMTech’s full array of innovative technology will give us the power to forge…"Disney to start own streaming platform in 2019"
Former Late Show host David Letterman is making the move to Netflix, Netflix announced this morning. What we currently know about the unnamed series is that it will run for six episodes. Letterman will utilize two of his strengths: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments. The conversations will be longform. It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be an audience. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for…"David Letterman moves to Netflix"
We got our first look at mother!, the psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, when Paramount Pictures released the trailer on Monday. Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Also…"Paramount Pictures releases mother! trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence"
SyFy’s newest installment, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, featured a ton of celebrities making cameo appearances as Sharknadoes formed across the globe. The newest film, naturally, ends on a cliffhanger as older Gil (Dolph Lundgren) comes back from to future to help his dad, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering). Gil got pulled into the Sharknado earlier and they chase after him throughout the globe. Coming into the final scene, it would have appeared that the series was…"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming features Many Cameos"
Brendan Muldowney, who directed the upcoming Pilgrimage, took some time recently to talk about the film with Solzy at the Movies. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Brendan Muldowney: Excellent, thanks. What was it that attracted you to Jamie Hannigan’s screenplay for Pilgrimage? Brendan Muldowney: It was a pitch first before a screenplay. What attracted me was monks in the 13th century dragging a relic across island…"Brendan Muldowney talks Pilgrimage"
Netflix announced today that it has acquired Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing company. Millar previously created (with other artists) Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, to name a few. He’s one of the most popular comic book writers out there along with Brian Michael Bendis, etc. The acquisition is the first of any publishing company by Netflix. In many ways, this gives Netflix the first-look to adapt anything that’s been or will be…"Netflix acquires comic writer Mark Millar’s Millarworld"