Rooney Mara, who has received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Carol, has hesitated to weigh in on the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy in part because of her regrets about taking the role of Tiger Lily in Pan. Warner Brothers' 2015 cinematic adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan didn't do well at the box office, but even before its release, the film came under fire for casting Rooney Mara as a Native American character.Read More
One of those things is infinitely superior to the others.
I will defend Jupiter Ascending till my dying breath, but yeah, the rest of the nominees for the 2016 Razzie Awards certainly seem deserving of some razzing.Read More
Although TMS' Lesley Coffin noted that Joe Wright's Pan has the considerable force of nostalgia on its side, that appeal wasn't enough to make up for the movie's many flaws, and it showed in the dismal reception it received at the box office.Read More
3 out of 5 stars.
Sometimes you watch a movie that, logically, you know can’t really be considered “good,” and yet, you just can’t help liking it. Usually, these movies have a sense of nostalgia around them—those nostalgia glasses sure have a strong prescription don’t they?Read More
Remember when Ridley Scott excused the unrecognizably whitewashed Egypt he presented in Exodus by saying he couldn't hire "Mohammad so-and-so" for "a film of this budget?" Seems like it's that time of year again.Read More
We were happy to hear Wonder Woman was getting a woman to sit in the director's chair. Will we go two-for-two?Read More
Clap if you are so sick of this shit.
Joe Wright's Pan follows the grand tradition of live-action films revealing a "new side" of familiar characters from the J.M. Barrie tale. In established Neverland custom, it also features horribly racist whitewashing: Rooney Mara plays Tiger Lily. It’s 2014, Joe Wright. At this point the only “untold” Peter Pan story is the non-racist one.Read More
Your move, WB.
"We might only exist because people were drawn to The Sound of Music Live! like a train wreck, and we'll probably be really bad, but at least we know not to cast a white woman as Tiger Lily, Warner Bros.!"Read More