Anything, starring cis male as trans woman, to debut at LA Film Festival

Anything will make its debut on Saturday during the LA Film Festival this and many of us in the trans community are not pleased about the casting of a cis actor in a transgender role. Written and directed by Timothy McNeil, the film stars John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, Maura Tierney, Margot Bingham, and Micah Hauptman. Here’s where there is a major problem: cisgender actor Matt Bomer is playing a transgender woman post-transition.  There are…

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Netflix renews Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Season 4

Netflix announced today that they have renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season. Originally set to air for at least one season on NBC in 2015, the series was soon moved over to Netflix with an initial two-season order, where it has recieved critical acclaim over the first three seasons.  To date, the series has earned eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper…

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Band Aid fights it up through music

Band Aid is a funny relationship comedy where the fights are done through music.  The movie throws a new perspective on love in cinema. Written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film stars Lister Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Retta, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel, Brooklyn Decker, Angelique Cabral, Majandra Delfino, Colin Hanks, Chris D’Elia, Jamie Chung, Erinn Hayes, Gillian Zinser, and Jesse Williams. Actress/writer Zoe Lister-Jones makes her directorial debut with this…

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Adam F. Goldberg jokes about Spaceballs’ Skroob, loses Twitter followers

The Goldbergs series creator Adam F. Goldberg lost many Twitter followers after people thought he was tweeting his views on Donald Trump instead of Spaceballs president Skroob of Planet Spaceball. It all started with this tweet: My God, the President is completely and utterly broken! I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. This isn’t fixable, is it? #Skroob pic.twitter.com/93e9iHYJBb — Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) June 10, 2017 For people that watch a show about…

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Their Finest: Mixing Comedy and War In Crowd-Pleaser

Their Finest mixes both comedy and drama in this behind the scenes making of a propaganda war film and does so in a way that makes the film feel authentic to the time period. Directed by An Education‘s Lone Scherfig from a screenplay written by Gaby Chiappe, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, with Richard E. Grant and Bill Nighy.  Chiappe’s script was based…

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What does Tom Cruise do after The Mummy tanked?

Actor Tom Cruise has a lot of soul searching to do when it comes to finding his next project.  The actor needs a hit. Cruise doesn’t have the drawing power that he used to have in order to successfully open a non-franchise film at the box office, let alone open a movie.  Following The Mummy, Cruise will star in American Made, a true story about a drug smuggler, directed by Doug Liman and also being…

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Wakefield: Bryan Cranston is worthy of an Oscar Nomination

In many ways, Wakefield feels like it is a modern day version of Rear Window but without all the thrills that came with the Alfred Hitchcock classic in this character study that stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston. Written and directed by Robin Swicord, the film was based on the short story of the same name by E.L. Doctorow.  Bryan Cranston leads a cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Jason O’Mara, Beverly D’Angelo, Ian Anthony Dale, Pippa…

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Box Office: The Mummy tanks for Universal

Universal Pictures was hoping a reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise would launch their Dark Universe franchise.  Unfortunately for the studio, critics and audiences alike panned the film. Starring Tom Cruise, the Alex Kurtzman-directed film finished this weekend in second place with an estimated $32.2 million at the box office.  In addition to Cruise, the film stars Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.  Taking into account the four…

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Comic Books: Will a Transgender Superhero ever hit the Big Screen?

Are American audiences ready for their first transgender superhero to hit the big screen in a movie adapted from comic books? With the recent release of DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Black Panther due out next February, this is a question that has been on my mind mostly due to communities that tend to be under-represented in television and film.  I’m a writer myself, mostly with a lot of ideas of television and film but…

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Produced By Conference: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on the Cannes Film Debate

During a panel with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at the Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America, Sarandos opened up on the Cannes debate. The firestorm that happened recently during the Cannes Film Festival won’t go away but it’s led to publicity for the Netflix films that were screened: Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories. “I am not anti-theater,” Sarandos said during the panel, according to THR. “I’m very much against…

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