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Newswire: Anne Hathaway to control kaiju with her mind in new film from Timecrimes director

Seemingly determined not to return to rom-coms after her turns in Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway has booked a role that should push The Princess Diaries even further from viewers’ minds: She’ll be psychically linked to a kaiju in the new movie from offbeat Spanish genre director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial, Open Windows). Described alternately as “Transformers […]

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Coming Distractions: Blink and you’ll miss the teaser for Damien, A&E’s show based on The Omen

It seems Bates Motel, a.k.a. the most entertaining show you’re not watching, has started a trend. Despite being originally slated to air on Lifetime, new series Damien decided to find a home better suited to TV shows based on beloved horror films. Hence, A&E will be airing the new supernatural drama, stemming from the 1976 horror classic The Omen, in […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Feminist Lisa Frank blends bubble hearts, big-eyed dolphins, and Gloria Steinem

Fans of Lisa Frank products enjoy the brand’s Technicolor dolphins, bubble hearts, and rainbow explosions. And, God willing, they also enjoy feminism, as all people should. At least, that’s the hope of the Feminist Lisa Frank Tumblr, which claims it’s “dismantling the patriarchy one rainbow kitten at a time.” Blending Frank’s images with quotes from famous feminists like Anita Sarkeesian, […]

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Newswire: American Crime will shuffle actors into different roles, just like American Horror Story

Apparently the name and anthology structure aren’t the only things ABC’s American Crime likes about FX’s American Horror Story: According to The Wrap, John Ridley’s crime drama will be shuffling the same actors in new roles for its next season, much like how American Horror Story refuses to let Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters escape its spooky clutches. The first […]

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Newswire: Alice Braga to deal drugs for USA in drug-trafficking drama Queen Of The South

Now that Jane The Virgin has earned multiple awards nominations and a Golden Globe for star Gina Rodriguez, other networks are apparently trying to get in on the “ripping off a popular telenovela” action, too. USA Network has decided that not only are characters welcome on its turf, but vast amounts of drugs, as well—Variety reports the channel has picked […]

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Newswire: Luc Besson to adapt the sci-fi graphic novel series Valerian

Luc Besson, the director of The Fifth Element and Lucy, will revisit his signature brand of zany science fiction with Valerian, an adaptation of the iconic French graphic novel series from writers Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Besson announced the project via what he adorably notes is his first tweet ever: My first tweet ever! Let’s share a real news! […]

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Great Job, Internet!: “Too Many Clones” revels in Tatiana Maslany’s many Orphan Black roles

Over the course of three seasons (soon to be four), Orphan Black has revealed Tatiana Maslany’s incredible talent for playing a variety of characters. By adopting different accents, postures, and mannerisms, Maslany is able to inhabit clones pretending to be other clones with a multilayered performance that has impressed many audience members. What most people may not know is that […]

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Newswire: The ACLU requests a federal investigation into Hollywood’s gender bias

Earlier today, the ACLU of Southern California and the national ACLU Women’s Rights Project reached out to state and national agencies to request an investigation into what they deemed the “systemic failure” to hire women directors in the film and television industry. The two groups sent a fifteen-page letter to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Labor […]

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