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“Olivia Munn doesn’t understand why anyone is still working with Brett Ratner”

“Olivia Munn doesn’t understand why anyone is still working with Brett Ratner”

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Matthew Weiner

“The allegations are not true. It has been an obsession of mine, in my work and in my life, for like 92 hours of the show; we wanted people to be having this conversation. It’s great that we’re having it. It’s a very serious issue. It’s great that we’re having this conversation. I don’t want…

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Justice League has a better Friday/Thursday Night than Wonder Woman, but is estimated by some to open to less than Wonder Woman over the 3-day. Is WB convincing box office writers to underestimate the weekend now so that a still-soft $105 million opening for the film will seem like a win tomorrow? Probably. Meanwhile, Lionsgate is looking at its best non-Power Rangers opening in over a year, opening Wonder to $9.6 million on Friday with a good chance of gaining strength over the weekend with an appeal to younger audiences and women. Lady Bird expands nicely, as does Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Chicago Comedy Figure Brian Posen Steps Down From Group Partially Funded By Posen Family Foundation Over Repeated Allegations

Chicago Comedy Figure Brian Posen Steps Down From Group Partially Funded By Posen Family Foundation Over Repeated Allegations

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“On the rooftop scene, there weren’t 67 takes; it was 26. Which is just as bad. You think this shit was funny on the big screen, you should have seen it from five feet away.” Perpetrators Of The Room React

“On the rooftop scene, there weren’t 67 takes; it was 26. Which is just as bad. You think this shit was funny on the big screen, you should have seen it from five feet away.” Perpetrators Of The Room React

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Vanity Fair Loses 30% Of Budget In Coming Year

Vanity Fair Loses 30% Of Budget In Coming Year

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Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner

“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified… But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets….

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15 For Your Consideration Screenplays Await

PDF downloads, for at least the duration of the 2017 awards season. Battle of the Sexes, written by Simon Beaufoy Beauty and the Beast, screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos; based on 1991 animated film written by Linda Woolvert The Big Sick, Written by Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon Brad’s Status, Written by…

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Pressure Increases To Unload WeinsteinCo

Pressure Increases To Unload WeinsteinCo

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Hacker John Draper, AKA the “Phone Phreak” Cap’n Crunch, Early Associate Of Wozniak And Jobs, Banned From Cyber Conferences After Decades Of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Hacker John Draper, AKA the “Phone Phreak” Cap’n Crunch, Early Associate Of Wozniak And Jobs, Banned From Cyber Conferences After Decades Of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior Ron Rosenbaum‘s 1971 Esquire Article About Draper And “Little Blue Boxes” That Inspired Steve Jobs

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“It’s not just good acting; it’s technically good acting, the kind that belies a deep understanding of how to form, inhabit, and enliven a role. And as is typical of good acting, Harmony Korine constantly surprises and beguiles. At no point can you predict what he’s about to do next, even once you start to pick up on Paul’s peculiarities.”

“It’s not just good acting; it’s technically good acting, the kind that belies a deep understanding of how to form, inhabit, and enliven a role. And as is typical of good acting, Harmony Korine constantly surprises and beguiles. At no point can you predict what he’s about to do next, even once you start to pick up…

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Charges Were Not Brought In Alleged Tom Sizemore 2003 On-Set Sexual Assault Of Minor Playing His Daughter

Charges Were Not Brought In Alleged Tom Sizemore 2003 On-Set Sexual Assault Of Minor Playing His Daughter It didn’t happen, bro. — Tom Sizemore (@TomSizemore) November 16, 2017

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Writer-Producer Marti Noxon

“Matt Weiner claimed he would never make that kind of comment to a colleague. But anyone with an even cursory knowledge of  ‘Mad Men’ could imagine that line coming from the mouth of Pete Campbell. Matt, Pete’s creator, is many things. He is devilishly clever and witty, but he is also, in the words of one…

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Why does Alfred, the fancy British butler, wear cargo pants? Multiple pairs of cargo pants, and a cargo jacket at one point.

Why does Alfred, the fancy British butler, wear cargo pants? “Multiple pairs of cargo pants, and a cargo jacket at one point.”

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Lauren Duca

“Lady Bird is about a young woman’s turbulent senior year of high school. It feels eerily authentic, especially the parts about a mother struggling under the weight of economic strain and an inability to understand the titular character, her aggressively adolescent daughter (who insists on being called Lady Bird). I want to describe the comparisons in…

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Josh Marshall Breaks Down “Pivot To Video” And More

“We’re in the midst of a digital news media crash, only no one is willing to say it. I’ve mentioned that digital news media in the midst of a monetization crisis. But again, it’s a full blown crash. Here’s why…” Josh Marshall Breaks Down “Pivot To Video” And More

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“The investigation found that Spacey’s stardom and status at The Old Vic may have prevented people, and in particular junior staff or young actors, from feeling that they could speak up or raise a hand for help.”

“The investigation found that Spacey’s stardom and status at The Old Vic may have prevented people, and in particular junior staff or young actors, from feeling that they could speak up or raise a hand for help.”

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Women’s Wear Daily Gives Anonymous Vanity Fair Staffers Turf To Trash New Editor’s Fashion Sense

“Jones’ choice of hosiery proved most offensive. She had chosen a pair of tights, not in a neutral black or gray as is common in the halls of Vogue, but a pair covered with illustrated, cartoon foxes. Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour fixed one of her trademark stoic glares upon Jones’ hosiery throughout…

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Moviehouse In Iowa Town Of 1,213 Says It Can’t Afford Disney’s Last Of The Jedi Terms

“I can’t get the entire town in my auditorium in one week’s time let alone four.” Moviehouse In Iowa Town Of 1,213 Says It Can’t Afford Disney’s Last Of The Jedi Terms

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Sony Takes Tarantino’s Manson Family Murder Epic

Sony’s Rothman Takes Tarantino’s Manson Family Murder Epic

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“I never accepted the term contrarian. I think that’s offensive, frankly. And my response to that is: if I’m a contrarian, what are other reviewers? What I strive to do is be a good critic, not somebody who simply accepts the product put in front of me. I guess it scares people to think that they don’t have any originality; that they don’t have the capacity to think for themselves.

“There’s a line a lot of reviewers use that I don’t like at all. They say ‘accept the film on its own terms.’ What that really means is, ‘accept the film as it is advertised.’ That’s got nothing to do with criticism. Nothing to do with having a response as a film watcher. A thinking person has to analyze what’s on screen, not simply rubber-stamp it or kowtow to marketing.”m

“To me, everything does have a political component and I think it’s an interesting way to look at art. It’s one way that makes film reviewing, I think, a politically relevant form of journalism. We do live in a political world, and we bring our political sense to the movies with us – unless you’re the kind of person who goes to the movies and shuts off the outside world. I’m not that kind of person.”
~ Armond White to Luke Buckmaster

“One of comedy’s defining pathologies, alongside literal pathologies like narcissism and self-loathing, is its swaggering certainty that it is part of the political vanguard, while upholding one of the most rigidly patriarchal hierarchies of any art form.”
~ Lindy West