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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
First Gilmore Girls, now Michelle Yeoh? Pride goeth before the fall, Netflix! Hit the jump for another official image.Read More
The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Snowpiercer‘s (and Alien‘s, and Hellboy‘s, and The Elephant Man‘s…) John Hurt
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.Read More
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]Read More