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Towleroad Jack O'Connell will star in Andrew Haigh's Alexander McQueen biopic. Good casting
MTV Is Jon Hamm funny... when the punchline is always just, "Jon Hamm"
Guardian Tom Hardy to play famous Antartica explorer in 1914 set film
/Film Scott Derrickson says he wants to make a Doctor Strange sequel 'in the vein of The Dark Knight'. First the Inception inspired visuals than this? Someone take his Chris Nolan dvds away pronto!
Tracking Board Catherine Keener joins Del Toro & Brolin for the Sicario sequel called Soldado
The Talkhouse Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce sings the praise of...wait for it... John Travolta & Lily Tomlin in infamous Moment By Moment (1978)

Express Susan Sarandon in costume as Bette Davis for Feud
Interview talks to rising star Alden Ehrenreich - great photoshoot too
Comics Alliance shares concept art from Suicide Squad that wasn't used. Too colorful and fantastically gorgeous (Enchantress) - not grimy and ugly enough for Warner Bros / DC comic aesthetic!
Nerds of Color grades the reviews for Doctor Strange on how they deal with the Swinton casting as The Ancient One 
i09 Star Trek: Discovery just lost Bryan Fuller as its showrunner
Variety Apparently Jude & Robert are going to make yet another Sherlock Holmes movie. Wasn't 2 enough? 
/Film Shaun The Sheep Movie is getting a sequel. Hopefully this one will have a less awkward title 
Coming Soon lots of photos from the set of Thor: Ragnarok as it wraps filming 

Gay Gay Gay
People Trevante Rhodes talks about playing gay in Moonlight (straight stars are getting much better at these interviews but one wishes gay actors could get a crack at some of these key gay roles) 
Variety Will & Grace considering a possible TV revival after their election special reunion
THR Sean Hayes apologizes for not coming out sooner while receiving a prize from OutFest
Kenneth in the (212) Stonewall Fundraising Event gets help from icons like Cher, Madonna & Steve Nicks 

Playbill Patti LuPone on joining Crazy Ex Girlfriend
YouTube John Cleese recap of The Walking Dead's first six seasons - it's funny and I don't even watch the show
Vulture reminds me why I don't watch the show by discussing its more exploitative qualities when it comes to the violence
Fusion a great piece on the non-sexualized dude robots on Westworld 

Just 4 Fun
Gothamist best dog costumes at Halloween in Thompson Square Park including movie spoofs like Human Centipede, The Little Shop of Horrors, and Harry Potter
Vulture remembering the best Celebrity Vines

...And Lady Gaga on Carpool Karaoke 

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I don't think I'll watch Moment by Moment through the same lens again (assuming I do have the courage to watch it again). To be fair, Travolta did bounce back with Urban Cowboy though not with the flair associated with Fever or Grease.

October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPete

I don't buy that MTV article's argument. Jon Hamm is has strong comedic skills.

October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

TWD has Black women kicking but and taking names, which is pretty obsolete in the genre.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFarrah

I understand why some people are not drawn to The Walking Dead, but since its fourth season, it really has become an incredible show of story telling. Like Farrah said, it also has two extremely kick ass, black women (along with many other actors of color, men and women, gay/straight) who are all very developed and compelling in my opinion. I bet your You really need to check it out-- one episode in particular, 'The Grove' features Melissa McBride, who should have her own column on this website. :)

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermikenewq

Tom and Lorenzo had some photos of Sarandon and Lange from the set of Feud about a month ago and... neither of them looked much like Davis or Crawford (in fact, surprisingly, Lange looked more like Crawford than Sarandon looked like Davis). I dunno, forgive me for saying this, but it appeared to be something of a low-rent operation as far as styling was concerned.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

@ Suzanne
The photos linked to here of Sarandon as Baby Jane are working for me.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw


Exactly, TWD is by no means perfect it definitely could be better. However, the fact that we have almost every representation Black, Asian, Hispanic , LGBT and older actors/ actresses who are not side characters or stereotypes is something. I mean the most popular female character on the show is a dark skinned Black woman with dreadlocks how cool is that. The second most popular woman is a White woman who is in her late 40s early 50s.

October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFarrah

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