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Rachel, Rachel. Link, Link.

Rachel Rachel! No not the 1968 Oscar nominated Paul Newman / Joanne Woodward movie. But Weiz and McAdams. They're set to co-star in a Jewish lesbian romantic drama Disobedience. Good luck to whichever lesbian romantic drama with A list actresses has to follow Carol. Is this the next one that'll see release?

Other Clickables
NPR in the wake of Ben Affleck's stupidly titled The Batman, 27 better titles
Theater Mania Mulan will be the next Disney toon to get a live action remake. In 2018
The Guardian Leonardo DiCaprio states the obvious that is weirdly not obvious to many people on earth: climate change deniers should not hold public office 
Variety Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson will all be honored at Variety's Power of Women event on Oct 14th
In Contention a look back at The Departed's "non campaign campaign" for Oscar glory
Comics Alliance Iron Fist has a first teaser just as we're reaching oversaturation with Marvel's Universe
The New Yorker an amazing piece on the Nat Turner story and The Birth of a Nation
/Film FX's great animated series Archer will end with Season 10
AV Club Mahershala Ali, having a great year with Luke Cage and Moonlight, may get the prime villain gig in Alita: Battle Angel
MNPP Armie Hammer photos from an army thriller called Mine
Variety Westworld gives HBO great opening numbers
Coming Soon in honor of Westworld, 13 weird westerns
Towleroad another famous gay proves to be a right-winger blinded by his own privilege and idiotically thickheaded about what causes hate crimes. Lucian Piane of RuPaul's Drag Race --oy!
Playbill Wicked stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth both released new albums last week. Both hit the Billboard top 40 albums 

Interview Magazine talks to the incomparable Parker Posey on her improvisatory work with Christopher Guest (including the new Netflix film Mascots premiering October 13th)

Parker Posey photographed by Craig Mcdean for Interview

Some of these scenes last, like, 15 minutes. And it's so disappointing when you see the final cut. You bring so much of your life and your story, and then it's just whittled away, you know? Chris likes his movies to really fly, to leave the audience wanting more—which is the rule of comedy. So his movies are kind of short. I like a three-and-a-half-hour documentary. I like Frederick Wiseman, Grey Gardens[1976] ... I'd love these movies to be so much longer than they are. You should see what Jane Lynch and Ed Begley Jr., and Michael Hitchcock and Don Lake come up with, by the minute. 


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Hey Nat, love your site. If you ever get a chance I request a post taking a look back ten years later at The Departed! That movie never gets old for me.

October 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Is anyone else dreading who they'll cast as Mulan? You'd hope Rooney Mara and Emma Stone wouldn't dare but with Hollyweird - you never know!

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermorganb

Any opportunity to re-share Parkey Posey's deleted "audition" scene from Waiting for Guffman, which has blessedly made its way back onto YouTube:

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian S-G

I have to say I disagree with Leo about climate change deniers holding public office. In the broadest sense of the terms being wrong or even, in this case, being gloriously dense in the face of overwhelming evidence should not be a bar to seeking public office. Otherwise where do we draw the line, after all most politicians will take a stance at one point that is incorrect.

However we the voting public should robustly challenge the views and vote for candidates able to process facts.

It's our responsibility to weed out the bad, sad and mad politicians, not something which should be legislated.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBJT

I think Disney will be smart when casting Mulan. They obviously didn't need a big name to play Cinderella, so why would they run the risk of alienating the audience by poor racial casting?

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercash

Wasn't Ziyi Zhang going to play Mulan a while ago? Can that still happen?

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Gr8 piece on Posey thanks for the link,I wanna see the extended cuts.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMARKGORDON

"Chris likes his movies to really fly, to leave the audience wanting more—which is the rule of comedy. So his movies are kind of short."

Then why all the comedies now are two hours long?

Parker Posey was my favorite thing of Irrational Man and Café Society.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Then why all the comedies now are two hours long?

Judd Apatow

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I agree with Lucien about politically correct politicians,tell it like it is not what we would prefer to hear,I think Trunmp goes way overboard.,I don't envy the choice you USA
citizens have to make.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMARKGORDON

Peggy Sue & /3rtful: Directors being too attached to too much is a huge problem. Apatow started it, yes, and directors following his level of investment has resulted in the most barren wasteland in American comedy EVER. Unless you're working with a Peter Sellers level giant (and even then, Dr. Strangelove is still only 95 minutes, guys), maybe stick to the script first?

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

"Weisz and McAdams are set to co-star in a Jewish lesbian romantic drama Disobedience"

Ooh, I wonder whether the director who went with these casting choices is a straight man or a gay woman.... I really wonder...

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commentergoran

Disobedience might shoot to my list of anticipated films for 2017 if it comes out next year along with other films starting with the letter D:

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMatt St.Clair

Lucian, Lucian, Lucian. Listen to Sara Silverman, why doncha?

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterken s

It's seven years since Glee debuted and I'm still sick to death of Jane Lynch. I hate to say it because I've always enjoyed her in the Guest movies.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

I don't envy the choice you USA citizens have to make.

People still think there's a choice? Unbelievable.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Hayden W. -- That show ended so many careers!

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Matt St.Clair: After The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar, Nolan's going to have to deliver something really special to convince me he's worth a cinema trip.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Mulan: They'll probably go with Rinko (she's the closest thing to a "star Asian" right now), and it wouldn't be a bad choice.
Iron Fist: Okay. March. In spite of how iffy that character NOT being Asian-American is for a 2017 show, I'll still try it. Also: The Punisher show has started filming. So, that will probably drop in August or September 2017. And The Defenders (aka, if the teaser is any indication, kind of Daredevil S2.5, which means I'm kind of locked in) is probably just about ready to start filming and might drop in November 2017. Now, how do I feel about a PUNISHER show? Even with Jon Bernthal, I'm at a "Franken-Castle or get out" (it's kind of ridiculous, but I'd argue, pound for pound, it's the best Punisher story EVER) perspective, basically, at least as far as the guy being the main character. As a side character, he's fine.

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Peggy Sue - Right. Glee both started and ended many careers, lol. I saw Chris Colfer at a comedy show recently here in LA and I kinda wanted to be like "hey whats up whatcha working on right now"

Volvagia - Rinko is Japanese, not Chinese. I think/hope Disney will be accurate in this casting decision. I remember hearing something about Zhang Ziyi, but Idk.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Philip H: Okay, but compared to say, JLaw getting it, I'd consider that the far lesser of two evils.

October 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

thanks for informantions. insect

May 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfollis

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