Some Lady Parts, Sexist Casting Calls & Rose McGowan’s Jerry Maguire Moment


When Rose McGowan received a casting notice for an Adam Sandler movie she laughed so hard she had to Tweet about it. casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015 As she later told EW, “The wardrobe part was

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The Director’s Dilmma: Stick With Indies or Leap to Summer Blockbusters?


It’s happened again. An indie director with little feature-length film experience has been given the keys to a big budget movie. To some, it’s a case of “Another one bites the dust.” To others, it’s more of an honest “I’ve never heard of this person before.” This time, it’s writer-director Jon Watts, who followed up his directorial debut, 2014’s little-seen

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Tom Holland is Spider-Man’s New “Hat” At A Time When I Wanted a Lisa Lionheart

The New Spider-Man

These are strange, yet eventful times for Spider-Man. First, Gawker revealed that as of 2011 Marvel’s licensing rules for Sony insisted that Spider-Man be a non-smoking, non-drinking heterosexual male who does not kill or torture and rarely uses swear words. Moreover, if it’s the Peter Park Spider-Man he must be white, lose his parents at a young age, be raised

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What’s Going On With Channing Tatum’s “Guy-Centric” Ghostbusters Movie? Not Much, As It Turns Out


So, Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostubsters just started filming in Boston, turning into the latest high-profile movie to have multiple pictures leak from the set mere days into filming.  You’re not alone anymore, Suicide Squad!  However, if you’ve turned a blind eye to all of the leaks this might be a good time to stop and wonder, “Weren’t they also going

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Appreciating James Horner’s Musical Score for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Wrath of Khan

It’s sometimes impossible to think of famous movies without their iconic musical scores.  For example, Jaws simply isn’t Jaws without John Williams alternating between E and F chords to let us know when the shark is nearby.  Similarly, the Star Trek movies and TV shows have always been closely identified with their orchestral scores to the point that when the

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The Box Office Importance of Pixar’s Inside Out: Branded Originality & A Female Protagonist


A month ago, Disney’s high profile gamble Tomorrowland suffered the worst Memorial Day debut for a big budget release since Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in 2010, making it a financial failure after a mere 4 days. When the industry trades contacted Disney’s chief of distribution Dave Hollis for a comment it was not unlike a White House

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