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Wednesday
Aug072019

No More Links (Enough is Enough) 

NYT a fascinating new interview with the always odd Nicolas Cage
• Cartoon Brew an indie animated short is getting a theatrical release! Hair Love will open for Angry Birds 2 in theaters. Should we watch out for it at the Oscars?
Variety sad news for those who love Asian cinema and follow the Golden Horse Awards (which we've often covered here at TFE)... a political storm is brewing and mainland China and Hong Kong are looking to boycott the event given Chinese feeling that Taiwan (where the ceremony always takes place) is not an independent nation but part of China. Naturally Taiwan feels otherwise (as do the American Oscars which invite Taiwan to submit their own films and don't lump them in with China itself)

More after the jump including new showbiz books, odd news concerning The Little Mermaid, a Barbra Streisand and Ariane Grande duet and more...

• Shadow & Act YA fantasy Children of Blood & Bone is becoming a movie from Lucasfilm
Variety looks like the Oscars have started a trend. The Emmys are going hostless this year, too
Film School Rejects loves the new film book "The Making of Alien"
Out Poor Unfortunate Souls (that's us). Disney has decided that we need two live action remakes of The Little Mermaid so there's going to be a live one for television (as well as the planned feature film) with Queen Latifah as Ursula
MNPP first shot of Riz Ahmed in the rock n roll drama Sound of Metal
IndieWire Fleabag, which was a stage show and then a series, is now going to be a book with the complete scripts to both seasons. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is not letting go of her breakthrough calling card quite yet
Towleroad Barbra Streisand welcomed surprise guest Ariana Grande to duet on her 1970s duet hit "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)". Nice touch to have the late Donna Summer onscreen in the background.
THR the money-losing fate of Fox under Disney. Dark Phoenix being largely responsible... but this makes us worried for Woman in the Window if they're looking for a title to cut titles completely from theatrical release. Also isn't it morbidly hilarious that Disney (DISNEY!) is worried about losing money in 2019 when they'll own practically the entire top ten titles by year's end.
FCTRY There's a new Billie Jean King action figure for just $20 - too bad this wasn't created when the underrated Battle of the Sexes was struggling in theaters!

Today's Most Disturbing Video
Full House ... starring Nick Offerman (?!?)

 

 

 

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I love the Oscars this year for being no host. I hope they continue with that.
As an international audience member, I don't like hosts for award shows (except: Whoop Goldberg) The jokes aren't funny, we don't know many of the presenters (please: put some REAL and LEGEND stars to present!), they are disrespectful with the speeches cutting some of them and... We want more live sing there.

So: big no host forever for me.

August 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGeor

That Full House video is way more disturbing than the Malkovich restaurant scene.

August 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRV

Nic really played himself taking all those garbage roles because when he’s amazing no one takes it seriously

August 7, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterkris01

I think that Full House video is a total improvement on that awful show.

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a genius and can do whatever she wants. It will all be genius.

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Nic Cage is like Johnny Depp if Johnny Depp had been wise enough to win an Oscar before ruining his career.

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

The THR Disney article is sad. I hope they are right about Searchlight... it worries me we haven't heard anything about Lucy in the Sky or Nomadland's release plans (perhaps the latter won't be ready until 2020).

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

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Nomadland out of the festivals so far let me 🚨🚨 about their release. And I really hope that it goes movie theater and not VOD / Streaming

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGeor

Suzanne and Geor: Wait, has Nomadland even started filming yet? They have only four cast members announced (and that seems really small, cast wise, since Nomadland IS a "road movie"), plus Zhao is filming her Marvel thing right now. So, yeah, I'm guessing Nomadland is at least a 2020 release (and if it IS 2020, it'll start at TIFF, not Sundance), maybe even 2021.

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Kathleen Turner should have won two Oscars for putting up with Nicolas Cage.

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

Volvagia - There have been at least one on-set photo and one still photo released. But yeah, I'm sure Disney wants Chloe Zhao to focus on the Marvel project. It may be a Sundance premiere, who knows?

August 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

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