500 (Plus) Years of Systemic Oppression.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, talented actor and seemingly wonderful human Joseph Gordon-Levitt was asked what he thought of being "'a male feminist" [...] when nowadays, you have a lot of young stars coming out against being labeled a feminist." That's a loaded question, but Levitt's answer is practically perfect.Read More
Today in Awesome
"That's the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it's something that is done correctly. I know it's there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It's just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real." Actress and mixed martial artist Gina Carano on the need for a Wonder Woman film. Carano, who herself would fit the role quite well in many fans minds, weighed in on the discussion as to whether Diana should take to the big screen in an interview with ComingSoon.net. Carano has previously appeared in Fast & Furious 6 and Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. She can soon be seen in In the Blood, a thriller where she plays a woman who must rescue her husband after he disappears during their honeymoon.Read More
And All Was Right With the World
"I was very careful how I built the movie. One of the other things I decided was that I wanted a female lead (Babel’s Rinko Kikuchi) who has the equal force as the male leads. She’s not going to be a sex kitten, she’s not going to come out in cutoff shorts and a tank top, and it’s going to be a real earnestly drawn character...One of the decisions we made as we went along in the process of the movie was, let’s not have a love story. Let’s have a story about two people." Director Guillermo del Toro on how Pacific Rim deviates from typical summer blockbusters, and how Mako Mori, played by Rinko Kikuchi, will be a formidable, complex character. Pacific Rim continues to be compared to blockbusters like Transformers, but, if the focus on characters in the most recent commercials wasn't evidence enough, Guillermo del Toro has set the record strait in his interview with The Star. Pacific Rim is not a movie set to exploit its female lead or compromise her character any more than it will its male lead, and del Toro stresses that he made decisions at every turn to make sure his Kaiju versus Mecha movie didn't become just another summer movie. It's looking more and more like Pacific Rim will focus on adventure and interesting characters, without falling into the glorification of violence and two-dimensional characters that movies like Transformers lead us to expect in our giant-robot-filled summer films. Finally we can watch giant monsters fight Mecha and watch an interesting story unfold!Read More
It is known
"Well, that was like a year ago for me" -Peter Dinklage, when asked whether he was excited for the final episode of Game of Thrones' third season.The Emmy winning actor went on to say "I don't watch the show... I don't have HBO" when prompted to give his opinion on the Red Wedding scene from The Rains of Castamere. The news that Peter Dinklage doesn't watch Game of Thrones isn't all together surprising considering plenty of actors don't watch their completed works. On the other hand, this is an off hand comment, not from an interview, so Dinklage could simply be favoring brevity or sarcasm over the truth. However, if Dinklage doesn't watch simply because he doesn't have HBO, I can only say that many people have managed to circumvent that particular obstacle. Of course I doubt he would actually want or need to pirate his own show, unlike a record breaking number of viewers did last sunday. A Lannister always pays his cable after all. (via blastr, TMZ)Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +? Read More