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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original In the Heights Team Celebrate 10 Years! Now If Only The Weinstein Co. Would Give Up the Film Rights.

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of the first time Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Tony for Best Musical (along with his talented co-creator Quiara Alegría Hudes). To celebrate, he and some of the original cast and creative team of that endeavor, the 2008 Broadway smash In the Heights, will be appearing at BroadwayCon!

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The Weinstein Company Now Facing Charges of Sex Trafficking

The Weinstein Company isn't only facing legal woes thanks to Weinstein's predatory behavior. They're now facing charges of sex trafficking in Europe. Because of course they are. Because everybody knew.

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“Good Guys” Do Exist: Here Are a Few Examples to Keep An Eye On in the Fight Against Sexism

As Ava DuVernay reminded us when she spoke at the Hammer Museum Gala earlier this week, "good guys" do exist. As rife as Hollywood is with terrible, horrifying examples of manhood, there are also those who genuinely and wholeheartedly embrace their role in doing better and furthering the cause of gender equality. I needed to take a minute to acknowledge them here; to remind myself that the world isn't a complete shit-show.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bob Weinstein Show How “Nice Guys” and Hollywood Perpetuate Rape Culture

It's very easy to look at someone like Harvey Weinstein and see a monster. The decades-long history of abuses makes that crystal clear. But make no mistake, it isn't only "monsters" we have to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the systematic sexism that plagues the entertainment industry.

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Kevin Smith Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Donating All TWC Residuals to ‘Women In Film’ Non-Profit

On his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, Smith said that he will be donating all his future The Weinstein Company Residuals to the non-profit, Women in Film. WIF works to advocate and advance the careers of women working in film, television and all media/digital industries.

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Men of Hollywood, Where the F*ck Have You Been? Firing Predators Is Only the Beginning

There's been some good news coming out of the fight against systemic sexism in pop culture and media in the form of two notorious sexual predators being fired from the companies they helped build. However, as Rose McGowan would like to point out, this is only the tip of an enormous iceberg.

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Meryl Streep Releases Statement on Harvey Weinstein Calling His Abuse “Inexcusable” and “Disgraceful”

Streep collaborated with Weinstein in films like August: Osage County and The Iron Lady.

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Harvey Weinstein the Latest Hollywood Heavyweight to Be Revealed as a Serial Sexual Harasser

Why must everything I love turn to garbage? I was an intern at Miramax when I was in college, and from about age 15 to 25 I was a bit of a movie snob. Miramax films (both gritty fare like Pulp Fiction, and imports like Il Postino) hit my sweet spot. So, of course company co-founder Harvey Weinstein has allegations against him as a serial sexual harasser. Because of course he does.

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Things We Saw Today: Learn How to Sign Some Dirty Words in Sign Language

If you're going to learn one thing today, you should just go ahead and learn how to sign some dirty words in sign language.

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Weinstein Company Achieves Huge Victory With Family-Friendly Rating For 3 Generations

Earlier this month, we reported that The Weinstein Company, producers behind the upcoming film 3 Generations, were fighting the Motion Picture Association of America to change the "R" rating they'd given the film, fearful that this rating would prevent the young people that would benefit most from seeing it. Well, the fight paid off! The MPAA has now given the film a "PG-13" rating instead.

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Weinstein Company Fighting Seemingly Transphobic R Rating on Movie They Failed to Cast a Trans Person In

The Weinstein Company film Three Generations, formerly About Ray, is set to hit theaters in May. The story of a trans boy who is searching for his biological father, because, as a minor, he needs his permission in order to medically transition has been given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Now, the Weinstein Company is fighting that.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-Winning Musical In the Heights Set to Be a Film From The Weinstein Co.

I'll admit it. I'm a Lin-Manuel Miranda hipster. Sure, everyone's all over him now because of Hamilton, but I was there back before people all over the country knew his name. Back when I sat mesmerized in a Broadway theater watching a musical that captured so much of my life as a Latinx in New York City, In the Heights. Now, that musical is finally going to be a film.

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Prepare Your Makeover Montages, She’s All That is Getting a Reboot

Who wasn't wearing an enormous gyro hat in 1999?

I blame you, Kimmy Gibbler (for all things, but especially this). The latest addition in the recent string of nostalgia-fueled reboots? The '90s "Pygmalion adaptation" about a dork who takes off her glasses and head-falafels to become a smoking hot prom queen, She's All That.

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Crouching Tiger Sequel To Be Netflix’s First Major Feature, Regal Throws IMAX-Sized Tantrum

THE HUBRIS!

First Gilmore Girls, now Michelle Yeoh? Pride goeth before the fall, Netflix! Hit the jump for another official image.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Snowpiercer‘s (and Alien‘s, and Hellboy‘s, and The Elephant Man‘s…) John Hurt

This happened.

I interview Snowpiercer's John Hurt about director Bong Joon Ho, the Weinstein Company's (attempted, unsuccessful) cuts to the film, Hollywood blockbusters... and Pacific Rim? Brief spoilers are behind a spoiler shield.

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Review: Run, Don’t Walk, to See Snowpiercer, The Best Sci-Fi Film of the Decade So Far

CHRIS EVANS SLIPS ON A FISH.

Readers, I see a lot of movies. Most of them are good. Some are great. A small number I love. And every once in a while I see a movie that leaves me vibrating with energy as I leave the theater, knowing that what I just saw will stick with me probably for the rest of my life, or at least until the inevitable robot overlords come and conquer the planet. Snowpiercer is one of those. [Spoiler-free review]

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Snowpiercer Director Pretty Much Fine With Weinstein Cuts

Cautiously Optimistic

Perhaps Bong Joon-ho's intriguing post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer will reach English speaking shores relatively intact?

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Snowpiercer Apparently Is Too Smart For Western Audiences, Says Weinstein

If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

Want to know why Bong Joon-Ho's awesome new film Snowpiercer is getting a delayed premiere in America? Apparently, because Harvey Weinstein thinks the film is too smart for the Midwestern audience, so he's cutting 20 minutes of character development and non-action stuff. Go under the cut for direct quotes and outrage.

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Bully Gets Its PG-13 Rating After a Few Edits

Frak

The Weinstein Company finally gave in to some of the pressure being put on it by the MPAA, and in the name of gaining its coveted PG-13 rating, exactly three instances of the "f-word" were edited out of its documentary Bully. And now, Bully is rated PG-13, meaning that teenagers can now see a movie they would prefer not to see with their parents sitting next to them -- and that means they will be exposed to the message they really need to hear. But was the so-called "crucial scene" that contained all the bad language sacrificed for the rating?

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Bully Will Be Released Unrated — Now It’s Up to Theaters to Let Kids In

I'll Allow It

So, Harvey Weinstein and the filmmakers behind the documentary Bully have lost their appeal to the MPAA to get their movie a PG-13 rating so their target audience can actually see it. Rather than take the R -- guaranteeing that theaters will show the movie, but not allowing the kids who need to see it in to see it -- it was decided to release it unrated, meaning that technically, there are no audience restrictions. But now this raises a new question: Will theaters even let kids in?

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