No need to spend one more moment of your time wondering when the Coen brothers will offer their invaluable insight into the #OscarsSoWhite discussion.
As the Oscars D-word debate rages, Hollywood’s biggest stars are being forced to be enlightening. The latest takes come from Helen Mirren, who says this year’s Academy nominations “just so happened to be that way,” and Ethan Hawke, who supports an Oscars boycott.
Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has landed a starring role in the independent film, You and Me Both.
The Bechdel test, as you know, asks whether female characters in a film speak to each other about things other than men; the DuVernay test, newly minted by the New York Times, asks how many times minorities speak about things other than white people. You know, like people of color actually do!
Hollywood’s passion for nostalgia continues to thrive, and this time it’s Little House on the Prairie that’s getting the remake treatment.
The Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker’s Sundance darling period piece about the deadliest slave insurrection in American history, was purchased by Fox Searchlight on early Tuesday morning for $17.5 million. It was the largest deal in Sundance history, and coverage immediately suggested that The Birth of a Nation will…
Deadline reports that Girls’ Zosia Mamet will play the legendary punk singer and author, Patti Smith, in the upcoming biopic, Mapplethorpe. The movie focuses on the complex relationship between Smith and the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, one she recounted in her poignant memoir, Just Kids. Matt Smith—already…
Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed Best Picture-nominee The Big Short, did an interview on HuffPost Live Tuesday in which he briefly explained his choice to feature an almost entirely white and male cast, saying: “That’s the truth of Wall Street, we had to do it.” This seems like a bit of a stretch.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim from The Office have added to the growing criticism about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.
The basic premise behind the horror film The Boy is that children and dolls are inherently terrifying. This point was confirmed last week when I interviewed the movie’s lead—Lauren Cohan (Maggie from The Walking Dead)—over Skype and noticed, in the backdrop, a porcelain boy doll sitting idly, watching us.
Variety reports that Tina Fey and Ronda Rousey will star together in Do Nothing Bitches, a comedy written by longtime Fey friend, Paula Pell. The title takes its name from an interview with Rousey in which she said that her mother raised her not to be a “do nothing bitch.” The interview went viral and has become…
The Wonder Woman movie is making a pretty bold change to her origin—but this isn’t just another example of DC Comics screwing needlessly with its characters. I’m here to tell you why this particular alteration is a brilliant idea. Spoilers ahead...
“Why didn’t we bomb the shit out of them?” a man asked me. “Why aren’t we bombing the shit out of ‘em? Give me a B-52 and I’ll go over there right now.” It was a chilly night in Texas, but his mind was more than 6,000 miles away, in Libya. He and I and some 30,000 other people had come to AT&T Stadium in Arlington,…
One day after a study revealed that women directors accounted for just nine percent of Hollywood’s top films, Jodie Foster has released a trailer for her upcoming film Money Monster, starring Julia Roberts’ pursed lips and George Clooney’s terrified face.
Danai Gurira (Michonne on The Walking Dead, aka the best friend to have in a zombie Apocalypse situation) has signed on for the role of Tupac Shakur’s mom Afeni Shakur in the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me.
It’s been a while since I’ve had to think about my favorite actor/DJ, and thank god, because I’m very easily upset!
In my continued effort to turn Jezebel into a Tom Hiddleston-appreciation blog, here’s the trailer for his upcoming movie, High-Rise. The trailer looks like it could have been made by the crazed Hiddlestoners that populate Tumblr: Hiddleston dances, he sunbathes, and he looks striking in a suit.
...Or, he played a whiny little brat in a movie once. See, before J.J. Abrams made a name for himself creating beloved series like Felicity and Lost, and directing blockbusters like Star Trek and the Avatar-obliterating Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he tried his hand at acting.