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Justin Timberlake Happy to Be 'Objectified' at Women in Entertainment Breakfast: 'That's Absolutely Fair'

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Justin Timberlake Happy to Be 'Objectified' at Women in Entertainment Breakfast: 'That's Absolutely Fair'
Justin Timberlake couldn’t help but feel a little out of place Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Power 100 Women in Entertainment breakfast.

The 36-year-old singer was one of the few men at the star-studded event at Los Angeles’ Milk Studios — standing out in a room filled with Hollywood’s biggest actresses including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Glenn Close, Sarah Silverman, Chrissy Metz, Shonda Rhimes, Loni Love, Niecy Nash, Emmy Rossum, Bryce Dallas Howard, Olivia Munn, Anna Paquin, Lea Michele, Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Warren, Isla Fisher and more.

“Angelina warned me that I was basically only here to
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Laurie Collyer’s Road Trip Movie Starring Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo Secures Distribution

Thompson in “Westworld

IFC Films will steer U.S. and Canadian distribution of Laurie Collyer’s new road movie, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Led by rising star Tessa Thompson and Oscar winner Melissa Leo, “Furlough” co-stars Whoopi Goldberg and “True Blood” alumna Anna Paquin.

The comedy centers on a Thompson’s character, who is caring “for her aging mother while working at a jail,” THR details. “She gets assigned to accompany a rowdy prisoner (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother, but the duo’s trip goes haywire.”

No word on when to expect “Furlough,” but THR notes that it’s completed.

Collyer’s previous credits include “Sunlight Jr.” and “Sherrybaby.”

Thompson stars in “Thor: Ragnarok,” which is in theaters now. “Westworld,” “Creed,” and “Selma” are among her other credits. Her upcoming projects include sci-fi flick “Annihilation,” which sees her heading on a mysterious expedition, and Nia DaCosta’s “Little Woods,
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Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo Road Trip Comedy 'Furlough' Goes to IFC Films

IFC Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the road trip comedy Furlough, starring Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Directed by Laurie Collyer, the film stars Thompson as a woman who cares for her aging mother while working at a jail. She gets assigned to accompany a rowdy prisoner (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother, but the duo's trip goes haywire.

Whoopi Goldberg plays Thompson's onscreen mother, and Anna Paquin, Edgar Ramirez and La La Anthony are also among the cast of the completed movie.

Barry Strugatz wrote the script. Leo and...
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IFC Nabs Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson Comedy ‘Furlough’ (Exclusive)

IFC Nabs Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson Comedy ‘Furlough’ (Exclusive)
IFC has nabbed U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to “Furlough,” a new comedy with Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Melissa Leo, Variety has learned.

Furlough” centers on a woman (Thompson) who lives with and cares for her aging mother (Goldberg), while working part-time at a jail. At work, she is given a chance to show off her abilities when she is assigned to accompany an unruly prisoner (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. The trip does not go as planned.

Furlough” was written by Barry Strugatz and directed by Laurie Collyer, who previously worked with IFC on “Sherrybaby,” a critical hit that starred Maggie Gyllenhaal. Leo, an Oscar-winner for “The Fighter,” is back in the awards race again with this year’s “Novitiate.” Goldberg won an Oscar for “Ghost” and currently co-hosts “The View.” Thompson recently appeared as Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Her credits include “Westworld,” “Creed,” and “Dear White People.
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'Vanderpump Rules' Star Stassi Schroeder Apologizes for Controversial '#MeToo' Remarks: 'It Was Irresponsible'

'Vanderpump Rules' Star Stassi Schroeder Apologizes for Controversial '#MeToo' Remarks: 'It Was Irresponsible'
Stassi Schroeder has had a "sobering" few days after facing backlash following a recent episode of her Straight Up with Stassi podcast.

An episode titled "Are We on a Male Witch Hunt?" aired on Friday, in which the 29-year-old Vanderpump Rules star reportedly made several controversial comments about sexual abuse victims who have come forward as a result of the empowering #MeToo campaign.

The episode, which included Schroeder's friend and Pucker & Pout co-founder Jennifer Hoffner, was quickly deleted, though the outspoken star did defend her comments by tweeting a Vanderpump Rules Gif and stated she would be "recording a follow-up episode."

She then quickly changed her tune with a heartfelt apology after fans voiced their disdain, writing that her comments mocked both the victims and the #MeToo campaign.

"My podcast is an outlet for me to share my unfiltered opinion with my listeners; but on my latest episode I crossed a line," she posted in a Twitter
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Canon Of Film: ’25th Hour’

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of Spike Lee‘s underrated masterpiece, ‘25th Hour‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

’25th Hour‘ (2002)

Director: Spike Lee

Screenplay: David Benioff, based on his novel “The 25th Hour

When Spike Lee’s ‘25th Hour,’ came out in 2002, it was ignored by most every award show, and made only a handful of top 10 lists. It was on my top ten list of that year, and I thought it was one of Lee’s absolute best; I’ve often called it his most underrated film. It’s a funny thing about movies, sometimes a film needs a certain amount of time to pass before people truly recognize its greatness, and time for those who were ahead of the curve to gloat a bit. Suddenly, at the end of the decade,
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All the Sizzling Details We Have About Channing Tatum's New X-Men Film, Gambit

Image Source: Getty / Jason Laveris It's been more than three years since Fox first announced a new X-Men spin-off movie. In mid 2014, the studio first revealed plans to tell the story of Remy LeBeau, a superhero better known as Gambit. In the time since the announcement, the project has faced numerous production snags and changed hands multiple times. But now, as we near the end of 2017, it seems the project is finally moving along. Curious to know about the cast, release date, and other pertinent details? Let's go over what we've heard so far. 1. The Star With the announcement of the project way back in 2017, producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed Channing Tatum as the starring role. "He's a southerner too," Donner said. "He understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans." 2. The Director Originally, Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman were attached to the project as directors. Wyatt left
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Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams: Amazon TV Show to Debut in January

Today, Amazon announces Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams TV series will premiere on Friday, January 12, 2018. The first season of the anthology series consists of 10 standalone episodes, each set in its own world. Inspired by the short stories of Philip K. Dick, Electric Dreams stars Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham , Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Mel Rodriguez, Vera Farmiga, Jack Reynor, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, Juno Temple, and David Lyons. Read More…
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X-Men Spin-off Gambit Gets Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

Channing Tatum's long-gestating Gambit movie continues to pick up steam. After seemingly being pulled from Fox's plans for the future of the X-Men universe entirely, Gambit has been putting the pieces of the puzzle in place and now it's just taken another major step forward. According to a new report, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has been tapped to play the female lead in Gambit, alongside Channing Tatum, who pretty much willed this movie into existence a few years ago.

Lizzy Caplan hasn't signed on the dotted line yet, but she's in talks to star in Gambit and, unless something crazy happens, it sounds like she's got the part. As for who she's playing? No official details on her role have yet been revealed, but X-Men fans will note Remy LeBeau's long-standing relationship with Rogue. Anna Paquin has portrayed the character up to this point in the X-Men movies,
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TVLine Items: The Magicians Season 3 Premiere, L Word Revival Boss and More

TVLine Items: The Magicians Season 3 Premiere, L Word Revival Boss and More
Can you feel the magic in the air?

The Magicians will return for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 9/8c on Syfy, with the Brakebills gang on a mission to bring back their magical abilities.

RelatedJaime Ray Newman Books Magicians Arc Ahead of Debut in Marvel’s Punisher

Check out an atmospheric trailer for the new episodes below:

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Showtime’s in-the-works The L Word revival has tapped Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) to serve as showrunner.

RelatedThe L Word Revival Eyed at Showtime

* Amazon has announced a release date
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Canada’s Walk Of Fame 2017: Stompin’ Tom Connors, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin Honoured, Among Others

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Six Canadians, including actor Anna Paquin, former sprinter Donovan Bailey and environmentalist David Suzuki, were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday night at a gala. Three of the 2017 inductees were awarded posthumously: legendary Canadian singer Stompin’ Tom Connors, communications giant Ted Rogers and civil libertarian Viola Desmond. Donovan Bailey (Sports and Athletics) – legendary sprinter, two-time Olympic champion in the 100-metre and 4×100-metre relay, […]
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There is no guarantee that Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will make it to the big screen

It is not a sure thing whether Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will have a theatrical release.

Shooting is already underway for the much anticipated Netflix picture which will see a rare on screen collaboration between two acting legends, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

However, there is no guarantee that this big budget mobster flick will make it to theatres, even though Scorsese all but demanded that Netflix give the film a traditional release in 2019.

And Variety reports that Scott Stuber, Netflix’s film division chief, has assured the director that the movie would receive a minimum two week theatrical window – which would allow The Irishman to qualify for Oscar consideration.

However, the head of publicity over at Netflix, Julie Fontaine, has told Variety that “it’s premature to say anything at this point” in regards to the streaming giant’s distribution plans for The Irishman.

This would be rather upsetting news for Scorsese,
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Netflix Mum on Theatrical Release for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

Netflix Mum on Theatrical Release for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’
Shooting is underway in and around New York on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” but there’s no iron-clad guarantee yet that the big-budget mobster film, which is backed by Netflix, will make it to the big screen.

Scorsese, an ardent cinephile, is believed to have asked for a commitment from Netflix that the long-gestating film – which he and star Robert De Niro are passionate about – will have a theatrical run in 2019. Sources familiar with the negotiations say Scott Stuber, Netflix’s film division chief, has assured Scorsese that the film will have a minimum two-week theatrical window. That would at least qualify it for Oscar contention.

But Netflix head of film publicity Julie Fontaine told Variety that “it’s premature to say anything at this point” regarding the company’s distribution strategy for “The Irishman.”

Even if Scorsese gets his wish for some kind of theatrical run, the film will almost certainly go out day-and-date in theatres
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Blu-ray Review – Castle in the Sky (1986)

Castle in the Sky, 1986.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Synopsis:

GKids has secured the new home video distributor contract for Studio Ghibli films, and they’ve released a big batch of them on Blu-ray, with more bonus features than what was found on the earlier Blu discs. Here we take a look at Castle in the Sky, which was Studio Ghibli’s first release in 1986.

If you’re thinking about starting your own film studio, you couldn’t do much worse than releasing something like Castle in the Sky as your debut effort. It was released in 1986 as Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie through his newly-founded Studio Ghibli, and more than three decades later, it still holds up.

Castle in the Sky is a rip-roaring adventure film that can hold its own with the
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Gal Gadot Won’t Sign On For Wonder Woman 2 Unless Brett Ratner Goes

As part of the ongoing outpouring of sexual harassment allegations that have come to light since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Brett Ratner is the latest major Hollywood name whose career is now in jeopardy due to his alleged misconduct in the past.

Several actresses, including Olivia Munn have come forward to speak out against the director and recently, Ellen Page revealed that Ratner displayed abusive behavior towards her on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand (something corroborated by her co-star Anna Paquin).

Now, it seems as if these allegations have caused Dceu star Gal Gadot to put her foot down. The actress, who was recently launched to super-stardom thanks to this year’s smash-hit Wonder Woman, is apparently refusing to sign on for the much-anticipated superhero sequel unless Brett Ratner is removed from the project.

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Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of Homophobic Behavior on ‘X-Men’ Set

Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner of Homophobic Behavior on ‘X-Men’ Set
Ellen Page has accused disgraced filmmaker Brett Ratner of homophobic behavior toward her on the set of 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand,” outing her to the rest of the cast and crew.

Page, in an essay posted Friday on her Facebook page, also said she was ashamed of working with alleged sexual predator Woody Allen on his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love.”

According to Page, Ratner made the slur about her to another actress during the first day of filming on “X-Men: The Last Stand,” in which Page was starring as Kitty Pryde.

“‘You should f— her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, ‘X Men: The Last Stand.’ I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should fuck her to make her realize
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Ellen Page Says Brett Ratner 'Outed Me' in Powerful Post About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

Ellen Page Says Brett Ratner 'Outed Me' in Powerful Post About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood
Ellen Page is speaking up.

In a powerful Facebook post on Friday, the 30-year-old actress claimed she was outed as gay by Brett Ratner when she was just 18 years old, and hadn't even "come out to myself."

“'You should f**k her to make her realize she’s gay.' He said this about me during a cast and crew 'meet and greet' before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand. I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: 'You should f**k her to make her realize she’s gay.' He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner," Page alleges at the beginning of her essay.

"I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened. I looked down at
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'Alias Grace': How a True-Crime Drama Became the Most Relevant Show on TV

'Alias Grace': How a True-Crime Drama Became the Most Relevant Show on TV
For two decades, Sarah Polley has been desperately trying to adapt Margaret Atwood's book about a young woman who was abused, mistreated and silenced in the mid-1800s. By the time the 38-year-old actor-turned-writer/director brought the author's 1996 historical novel Alias Grace to the small screen – the six-hour miniseries began streaming on Netflix in early November – she had no idea she'd end up discussing the very same issues taking place in the 21st century. "I was imagining when I did press for [this], I would be introducing this as a conversation,
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The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Make Margaret Atwood the Most Unexpected TV Star of 2017

The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Make Margaret Atwood the Most Unexpected TV Star of 2017
There are a lot of ways to describe 2017, especially when it comes to TV. The year of the Military Drama. The year Archie Comics got sexy. The year of a thousand reboots. But you could also call it the year of Margaret Atwood.   The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu's adaptation of Atwood's 1985 novel starring Elisabeth Moss, won the Emmy for outstanding drama series, and this weekend, Netflix (in partnership with Canadian network CBC) released Alias Grace, a miniseries starring Sarah Gadon and Anna Paquin, based on Atwood's 1996 novel. One is set in a dystopic modern day and the other is the true story from the 1800s, but both are timelier than they should be in 2017. Both are also extremely good. ...
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‘Alias Grace’: An All-Women Team (With Some Inspiration From ‘American Psycho’) Created the Anti-‘Downton Abbey’

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‘Alias Grace’: An All-Women Team (With Some Inspiration From ‘American Psycho’) Created the Anti-‘Downton Abbey’
“She feels like prey. She lives in a completely predatory world. Her job is to not respond to endless amounts of harassment and violence.”

This is how writer and producer Sarah Polley describes the central character of the Netflix/CBC miniseries “Alias Grace.” This is also a statement that makes the based-on-real-events story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a 19th-century Canadian woman who spent years in prison after being convicted of murder, infinitely relatable to many women yesterday and today, but hopefully less so tomorrow.

“I think a lot of what [‘Alias Grace’] explores is what it meant to be a woman and how much it meant to be a young woman at that time, but also what it means to be a young woman at any time, when especially it’s exaggerated in Grace Marks’ case,” Polley told IndieWire. “I think a lot of women can relate to that, right now
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