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/Film Keith Stanfield of Short Term 12 fame will play Snoop Dogg in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. He also has a key supporting role in Selma. So glad things are going his way
Buzzfeed Must read list of 17 black women who deserve their own biopic. God, if we could get even half of these projects greenlit there'd finally be roles for our best black actresses to fight over. I'd replace some of the dream names with better actresses though. Where's my Lorraine Toussaint and Kimberly Elise?
In Contention icymi images from Selma have been going around. Can't wait to see this movie 
Playboy interviews the one and only Terry Gilliam on Zero Theorem and his past pictures

Playbill in light of all the 'was it or wasn't it cut from the movie?' discussion around Into the Woods' songbook, here's a list of famous numbers that were cut from their film versions like Cabaret, Dreamgirls and so on
Gawker has an amusing objection to Clive Owen hawking vodka
MI6 the new James Bond film is looking for a memorable assassin called "Hinx" -- muscular and over 6'2" and will have some major fight scenes. 
Bam Smack Pow a twitter account called Josh Trank gave us our first look at what Jamie Bell will look like in Fantastic Four (i.e. not like Jamie Bell at all. Ugh. Why you wanna cast him in a role where we can't see his face. Sigh) but it turned out to be a prank
Moviefone talks with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and tries to ask about that proposed Sandman adaptation, too

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 Love you Viola! We do. We do

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The Guardian MPAA is homophobic. What else is new. If you have gay content you're obviously always R. Even without sex scenes. See: Love is Strange
The Advocate explains why there needs to be more gay sex on television. Looking can't do it alone!   

Cinema and Real Life
The Stake on what we can learn from sci-fi movies and TV about the militarization of police forces 
Salon is the medium's obsession with Robin Williams suicide rough on those struggling with depression? That'd be a yes.

Off Cinema But Of Interest
i09  incredible photo tribute to the cats who served in World War I. I had no idea about this. I now feel personally cheated that there's never been a good cat moment in a prestige war movie.
AV Club have you heard there's a transphobic Congressmen messing with Laverne Cox's Wikipedia page. Shameful. (And while we're on the subject of Orange is the New Black stars, I'm thrilled that Lori Petty will be joining Season 3. I guess she'll get transferred to Litchfield or something)
Salon interviews Sinead O'Connor on her new record and why she won't sing some of her early work anymore 

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Reader Comments (11)

Category fraud is a crime against humanity but gender fraud is a reason to celebrate?

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Oh Viola. That this is likely the first time you've been the center and focus of a major marketing push is awful. Awful! I really hope Murder does well for her sake.

@Nathaniel - the Jamie Bell FF4 link isn't working.

To everyone: I know many of you will want to go to this laundromat: http://andreii-tarkovsky.tumblr.com/post/95472611934/in-the-mood-for-clean

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterF

viola's twitter bio is funny.

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermarcelo

and she's presenting best actress in a drama series today.

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermarcelo

So happy for Keith Stanfield as well, who apparently isn't being credited as Keith Stanfield anymore. He's now going by his full name LaKeith Lee Stanfield. Next it will be LaKeith Grace Moretz Stanfield.

Thanks for the war cat link
I would also love a role for a cat but have you ever known a cat that would take direction.

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commentervaus

What I don't understand is why MPAA is so powerful. Isn't it just a private organization that recommends cinemas the classification for the movies?

So Russia is homophobic, the USA is homophobic (I know, different cases but same message sent), half the world is homophobic. What else is new?

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

Does "Love is Strange" consists of 2 uses of the word "fuck"? Cause that's an automatic R. (See: King's Speech, The). So it may not be homophobia, just general stupidity.

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkin

Wait, has there seriously never been a Harriet Tubman biopic?!?

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

What I don't understand is why Mo'Nique didn't rush that Hattie McDaniel biopic hot off of the heals of "Precious." In fact, I don't understand why she virtually disappeared after the movie.

A handful of those films have the potential to be great with some shuffling of the casting choices. Thandie Newton, who can be wonderful and dreadful both at the same time, would have to work with a smart, patient, keen director.

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

The photo of the young soldier holding the kitten is fascinating,,,

August 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

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