Mary Shelley: Elle Fanning as the Famous Writer

¬†Image: Courtesy of TIFF Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mary Shelley shows the young author (Elle Fanning) falling in love with married Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth), thus beginning a life of travel, infidelity and loss. She wrote the original concept for Frankenstein (at the Geneve home of Lord Byron, played by Tom Sturridge), Mary Shelley (born […]

Gay Cinema 2018: LGBTQ Characters in Decline in Mainstream Hollywood

Hollywood celebrated Call Me By Your Name and its two boyfriends at the most recent Oscars, where James Ivory won best screenplay Oscars, studio movies actually turned away from depicting LGBTQ characters in 2017. In a new survey of the 109 films released theatrically by the major studios last year, the advocacy group GLAAD reports […]

Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood: Size of Blockbuster, Special Effects, Social Media–All Matter

Variety Reports: In the 1990s, stars likes Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, and Jim Carrey commanded salaries of $20 million for every film they made, plus profit participation¬† But those days are gone, and the number of actors who get pay packages on that order is dwindling. Superheroes and Star Wars movies are the […]

Hollywood 2018: Oscar Winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Adopt Inclusion Rider

Producing partners and Oscar winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting) have announced that they will adopt the inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street company.

Futile and Stupid Gesture: David Wain’s Version of Josh Karp’s Book

Sundance Film Fest 2018–Doug Kenney, the comedy writer who co-founded National Lampoon and helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray, is the subject of the biopic, A Futile and Stupid Gesture.