Until Studios Cool It With the Franchise Mentality, Jodie Foster Doesn’t Want to Make a Superhero Movie
"Going to the movies has become like a theme park," Jodie Foster said recently. "Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking - you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth."Read More
We managed to escape from NYCC's Black Mirror panel without brain implants, and come bearing word of the fourth season.Read More
Beren and Lúthien is described as a "very personal story" that was dreamed up by the legendary fantasy writer and Oxford professor after he returned from WWI.Read More
"So is this like a big spoiler, like when Han Solo was young, was he Pakistani?"
Conan and his comedy pals all got together to shoot a fun video that imagined celebrities like Bill Hader, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, and even Jodie Foster as young Han Solo.Read More
Jodie Foster's Money Monster can't seem to figure out just what kind of movie it wants to be.Read More
More fabulous news from women in Hollywood is coming out of the Cannes Film Festival this weekend: Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche have announced that they are collaborating on a new short film project. The concept will consist of seven short films, each of which will be led by a female director and a prominent female actor.Read More
Director and Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster is done with your unnecessary trauma plots, thanks. Speaking at the Women in Motion talk at the Cannes Film Festival, Foster said that at the beginning of her career as an actress, one of the things that had irritated her most was seeing the constant theme of rape stories being used as motivation for female characters.Read More
Ye Olde Surfeboardes are also available in The Garden of Earthly Delights print.Read More
Cute, yes; helpful, no.
A call went out recently asking for mittens for koalas whose paws were burned in brush fires. Because that's so freaking adorable and tragic the Internet reacted rather effusively. Now the Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organization would like people to please stop sending them mittens and send them money instead.Read More
The Elysium Trailer Has Evil Jodie Foster, Robo-Matt Damon, And a Side Order of Class Conflict [VIDEO]
The Future Is Now!
I've been waiting patiently for the first trailer for Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to District 9. Now it's here, and it does not disappoint. Jodie Foster looks quite villainous as the director of Elysium, a paradisal space station where the privileged live, leaving the rest of humanity to the squalor and chaos of Earth. Matt Damon, meanwhile, is the hero who has to break into Elysium. And District 9's Sharlto Copley pops up, too! It comes out August 9th. Can't wait. (via: blastr) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
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Showtime is saying goodbye to two of its female-headed shows soon; Weeds airs the end of its eight season run this September, and The Big C will end with four hour-long episodes next year. The network won't be completely bereft of shows with women in the lead role, however; Jodie Foster is developing a show that kind of sounds like the female Sopranos.Read More
Just What You've Always Wanted
Omigod, you guys, can you just picture what the life of plucky detective Clarice Starling was like before she met that creepy Hannibal Lecter? Lifetime is in the "early stages of development" for a show exploring just that, and aren't you just totally excited? I'm kidding. You're probably thinking that's kind of a dumb idea, aren't you? Let's go ahead and judge this thing before it's even reached actual development! Meet me after the jump!Read More
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Sock It To 'Em Ada
I don’t think it’s a plot and these guys sat around and said let’s keep these women out,” Foster said. “I think it’s like race psychology. When a producer hires a director, you’re hiring away your control completely. You’re bringing on somebody that will change everything. When you give that amount of power up, you want them to look like you and talk like you and think like you and it’s scary when they don’t, because what’s gonna happen? I’m gonna hand over $60 million to somebody I don’t know. I hope they look like me.” When it was mentioned that many studio executives do, in fact, look like her — a 48-year-old white female veteran of the industry, Foster nodded. “And name the lists that come out of the female studio executives: guy, guy, guy, guy,” she said. “Their job is to be as risk-averse as possible. They see female directors as a risk. --Jodie Foster, on the causal roots behind women sitting in only 7% of Hollywood's director's chairs. (via Movieline.)Read More