Steve Jobs, The Walk, and Black Mass were all released in the past couple months to entice Oscar voters and normal audience members alike. Unfortunately, the only viewers biting are the members of the Academy who receive free screeners. All three films flopped at the box office. »
Like any city, Los Angeles has its upsides and drawbacks. One major benefit of living in Los Angeles, I’m learning, are the pretty fancy and very free cocktails parties that accompany film screenings. »
This year has seen more actresses speaking out against the pay disparity between women and men in Hollywood. There was Patricia Arquette’s flawed, yet insightful speech at the Oscars and Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughtful essay on the subject, with many other women sharing their experiences in between. Now, Sharon Stone… »
Jeremy Renner—the frog-faced Avenger with a sixth grade boy’s haircut—has caught wind of American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on unequal pay in Hollywood. He’s aware that many of his fellow actors are clamoring for an end to this discriminatory gap. But he doesn’t especially give a flying fuck. »
First of all, James Franco had a bar mitzvah at age 37, and secondly, Miley Cyrus performed at it while wearing a blue thong leotard, Star of David wristbands and silver thigh-high boots. »
After praising Jennifer Lawrence for her recent essay in which she addressed Hollywood’s gender pay disparity, Bradley Cooper has revealed plans to work with his female co-stars on salary negotiations before films go into production.
A growing number of big-deal actresses are just real, real tired of making less money than Bradley Cooper, and willing to say so publicly. After Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter regarding pay inequality, both Jessica Chastain and Rooney Mara have fed-up things to say about the wage gap in their industry.
The creators of The Martian are being criticized for casting non-Asian actors in roles that were originally Asian in the book. »
Meryl Streep is currently promoting her new movie Suffragette in which she plays Emmeline Pankhurst, the British activist who was instrumental in earning women the right to vote. In early September, Streep sent a package to each member of Congress urging him or her to support the Equal Rights Amendment, which would… »
Last night was the fourth season premiere of HBO’s Project Greenlight—a Matt Damon and Ben Affleck passion project where they give first time filmmakers the chance to make a movie. It also provided a platform for Matt Damon to deliver a masterclass in whitesplaining—a whitesplaining sermon, if you will.
She was a young society woman. He was an enigmatic stranger. They’d just met at a speakeasy and as dusk set in were parked lakeside in his roadster to get better acquainted. »
After a good run, Anne Hathaway has finally met Hollywood’s cool friend that hides in dark corners during castings: ageism, you know him? At 32 years old, Hathaway is already being told she’s too close to death to play young female characters. »