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Vulture are Spider-Man Far From Home and Call Me By Your Name the same film? (hilarious read)
IndieWire upsetting account of turmoil behind the scenes of Big Little Lies season 2 as Andrea Arnold's vision was thrown aside during post-production. Well, we knew it didn't feel like an Arnold production so here's why
Hard Drive "J.K. Rowling reveals that you, the reader, were gay all along" (this is a few months old but I LOL'ed so much I had to share icymi) 

more after the jump including Mindhunter, Disney's global dominance, Jack Reynor and Gus Kenworthy...

Deadline Quibi, yet another new streaming service, is generating lots of headlines for original content this week including a superhero series to be directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow)
MNPP Jack Reynor 8 times
• The Guardian for the sake of cinema, Disney needs to be broken up (hear hear) 
CNBC critics split on The Lion King do-over
Forbes wave of summer closings on Broadway means that a lot of producers are losing money this season
The Treatment Elvis Mitchell talks to David Fincher about the second season of Mindhunter which is finally almost here (August)
People Gus Kenworthy and Matt Wilkas have called it quits as a couple 
Instagram Ryan Murphy announces the cast of American Horror Story: 1984 with a little fashion show. Gus Kenworthy, Cody Fern, Emma Roberts, and more... but for the first time Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will not appear.
Towleroad Ewan McGregor is the supervillain of Birds of Prey and will portray the character as gay
Forbes 100 highest paid entertainers 2019  -- most of the core Avengers are accounted for as are pop divas like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Elton John and a slew of sports figures.
CBC dozens of historic silent movie posters discovered in a shed.  

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I've been calling Far From Home: Call Me By Your Superhero Name. It's impossible not to line up the handshakes.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChris K

This Big Little Lies thing is a scandal. Reese and Nicole need to (and will) be called to answer for this. The disrespect for Andrea Arnold (and the underlying message it sends to all female filmmakers) is... breathtaking. A clusterfuck big enough to swallow Reese's new venture whole.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterWithering Looks

J.K. Rowling is the new George Lucas.

Sucks for Andrea Arnold as what happen is totally disrespectful.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Now I will have to go see "Call My By Your Spidey Name"

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

I feel bad for Andrea Arnold. It makes me think that Reese and Nicole are not as powerful as one may think. Ultimately, like always, it's the men in suits who are in charge.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFaye

it's a little strange that there isn't one person on record speaking in the IndieWire article about Big Little Lies. The writer only talks about "sources close to" all the players. I'm not claiming it's not true, but I wouldn't call that article thorough journalism.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEricB

Rowling jokes are stupid and she said this ten years ago but people for some reason care now.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterchinoiserie

now we know why the ice cream throwing scene was cut.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Maybe one day they will release her version. I mean, why hire her and take away her creativity? Now I see Jean Marc all over it.

July 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJono

I have stopped to follow all the BLL cast on social media. Part of me say that the "white feminism" is more important to them that "feminism in general". Two of the leading cast are producers and the responsible for airing the first season (Reese and Nicole). We have three female Oscar winners in the cast plus one nominee (Laura), direct by an academy award winner director (Andrea). None of the Oscar lady's come to defend Mrs Arnold? Why? Why everyone is silence about that?

I am really sorry but this group of actress decline on my list of favorite artists today.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer

I agree with Faye. Reese and Nicole are probably not as powerful as people think. This series needs them, but they need the series as well.

David E. Kelley and Jean Marc Vallee really need to answer for this. David E. Kelley's shows of the '90s were incredibly problematic for women, and as I've said almost every week in the comments, the writing has been the worst this series from the get-go. (It deservedly lost the writing Emmy to Black Mirror: San Junipero - the only top-line Emmy it lost.) And this is the only Vallee project I've ever liked... I credit the actresses, not the director or writer.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Jenifer, you clearly don’t understand how it works if you think the women, particularly the ones who aren’t even producers, could’ve convinced men much more powerful than them otherwise. Also, HBO responded saying Arnold was told she wouldn’t have final cut. You can’t be a feminist and make such accusations with absolutely nothing out there to substantiate them.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEva

Thank you, Nate Jones! Lol

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

An awful lot of people seem to be taking this one anonymous source as fact and then jumping to quite a few conclusions. This is a lot of outrage over the the likeliness that creators of a show just decided they wanted the second season to be more stylistically in sync with the first... I doubt things are as simple as this Andrea Arnold is a victim of mean men narrative suggests, but go off I guess

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Kate, there are multiple anonymous sources quoted in the article, not one, and it's obvious why no one with less power than Vallee or Kelley would want to be quoted on the record in the piece. Moreover, the events described in the article have been rumored for months if you follow reputable entertainment journalists like Kris Tapley on twitter, and they explain many questions we fans have had about the season (e.g., the shorter episodes; highly anticipated scenes getting cut; odd editing choices; heck, even Joanna Robinson pointed out yesterday that no one has been able to interview Arnold about the season). Yes, it could all be false, but if it is, it would be an enormous scandal that would be a huge chink in indiewire's armor as a source of entertainment news. Indiewire is not ontd.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Gus Kenworthy is definitely channeling Jon-Erik Hexum.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

This seems very meta with Andrea and the themes of the show. Please give her credit for amazing work with actors. Mike Nichols would be proud of her. BLL2 is the zeitgeist moment.

July 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford
Just wanted to make sure you see this. Hilarious.

July 14, 2019 | Unregistered Commentershawshank

There is not doubt that Holland and Gyllenhal have good chemistry but of course nobody has sex in a Marvel movie so the film was not going there. The only reason "The Lion King" was remade was to make money. Disney is greedy- why replace perfect animation with CGI critters. It made sense in "The Jungle Book" because it was different than the original cartoon. Jack Raynor should be a bigger star

July 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

"It makes me think that Reese and Nicole are not as powerful as one may think."

I mean, I think that was always obvious but it made very good awards/publicity narrative sense to make it seem like they did. But I'm also very cynical, so I naturally just assumed...

The thing is, I still think the second season is really good and Arnold should still be proud she got these performances with a storyline that has genuine pathos and power to it (which is more than can be said for a lot of TV that win endless breathless praise). There definitely seems to have been a bad case of bad communication about Arnold's role if they just wanted to reshape it into what they already knew would work (but then that also feels like TV more broadly).

July 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

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