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Feb082019

Linking Neverland

/Film the Wicked movie has a new release date, December 22nd, 2021. We'll believe that once we see actual casting news or a start date for filming. So should we start talking about the 94th Academy Awards yet. LOLOLO no. No we shan't.
Library of America Sheila O'Malley's great essay on East of Eden (1955)
Deadline Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood) gets a leading sitcom role. Yay, it's about time since she's always hilarious. The comedy is about a church choir that gets a new director (Bradley Whitford)

• IndieWire interesting quotes from indie filmmakers trying to diversify their crew to have more gender parity and multiculturalism and the obstacles they do and don't face.  
• LA Times women over 70 are killing it right now: Glenn Close, Betty Buckley, RBG, Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, etc
• AV Club Black Panther's Michael B Jordan is attached to a film adaptation of the popular new fantasy epic Black Leopard, Red Wolf set in an alternate reality Africa. (Hmmm, can he also make movies called Black TigerBlack Jaguar and Black Lion for a full set of big cats?)
• /Film Aquaman's gross has gotten so big that Warner Bros is going to do a spin-off horror film The Trench set in the kingdom of the film's most memorable sequence
• AV Club Steve Buscemi learns about that viral 'deepfake' video of his face superimposed on Jennifer Lawrence's body
• Pajiba explains the whole Jeff Bezos vs National Enquirer business. My god what a mess (but a fascinating one)
• MNPP's obsession with Armie Hammer really does make us love Armie Hammer more
• Towleroad Ellen Page drags Chris Pratt over his homophobic church
• Variety controversial Michael Jackson Sundance doc Leaving Neverland premieres on HBO on March 3rd 

Oscar Shorts Alert
Don't forget that all 15 Oscar-nominated short films are now in theaters. If they're not in your city, they'll be available On Demand on February 19th.

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Reader Comments (6)

I’m team Lea Michele and Dove Cameron for Wicked!

I love how political Ellen Page has been lately. I wish more male gay celebrities were as vocal as she is for our people.

February 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBushwick

The Tiny Canadian Destroyer is making Starlord her bitch and I'm loving it!!!!!!! She and the rest of the BULLET CLUB are just TOO SWEET!!!!!!!!

February 8, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Idina Menzel was 32 when she first played Elphaba in Wicked. You know who's 32 now? Lea Michele. You know who else is hilarious the same age? Lady Gaga. Just putting that out there for the lolz.

Though if she can sing, my pick would be a relative "unknown" like Jurnee Smollett. The role is big enough already. It doesn't need a big name for the role.

February 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

No mention of BIg Little Lies Season 2 announcement?!

February 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Jamie -- i haven't seen anything announced other than "June"

February 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Was talking about all the big press yesterday from 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the HBO segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour... and how it will be eligible not for this year’s Emmys now but the following since it just misses the deadline

February 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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