There’s something magical about seeing a black girl with curly hair take the lead in a Disney tentpole — and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay knows how monumental it is. To supplement her unique heroine, Duvernay surrounds newcomer Storm Reid with warm, talented co-stars and a ravishing vision of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi novel. And we get to see how that all came together in the new A Wrinkle in Time behind-the-scenes featurette.
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Last night, the 75th Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC, and while the night wasn’t particularly exciting, it was full of a handful of big firsts for the awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
To kick off the night, Seth Meyers delivered a monologue targeting all of the missteps by Hollywood in the wake of sexual assault allegations against a wide variety of producers, actors and more. After that, there were a few awards handed out to actors of color for the first time ever. It’s kind of crazy that’s still happening, but at least Hollywood is finally embracing diversity more across the board.
We’ve got all those 2018 Golden Globes video highlights and more below. Read More »
Traveling 91 billion light years has never looked so surreal and fantastic.
A new trailer for Ava DuVernay‘s adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time has been released by Disney, and it continues the film’s parade of lush visuals and trippy space-time travel.
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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and Middle of Nowhere, has a great grasp of drama that, arguably, not a lot of directors making $100 million movies possess. Her name on Disney’s adaptation of Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel “A Wrinkle in Time” has us excited. If one director could make Meg’s journey through the universe have both emotion and spectacle, it’s DuVernay.
Below, watch the A Wrinkle in Time trailer.
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Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay is making history as the first black woman to make a $100 million movie with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time. Now the Mouse House has unveiled some dazzling first-look images from the movie, and from these photos alone, it’s clear the director put every penny of that budget to good use.
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Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Angie Han
Even if you’ve never heard of Henrietta Lacks, there’s a good chance she’s impacted your life in some way. In 1951, while Lacks was undergoing treatment for cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital, her cells were harvested without her knowledge or consent and used to create HeLa cell line. While Lacks herself passed away that same year, her cells have lived on, aiding in many medical breakthroughs including the polio vaccine.
While the scientific community has been aware of Lacks’ unwitting contribution for decades, her story became much more widely known to the general public in 2010 thanks to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a nonfiction tome by Rebecca Skloot. Now it’s going the way of many other bestselling books, and becoming a movie. Oprah Winfrey leads HBO’s feature film as Henrietta’s daughter Deborah, and Rose Byrne as Skloot. Hamilton‘s Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Henrietta. Watch the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks trailer below. Read More »
The director behind The Butler and The Paperboy, Lee Daniels, might remake James L. Brooks‘ beautiful 1983 film, Terms of Endearment. Brooks’ made his directorial debut with his adaptation of Larry McMurtry‘s novel, which won Best Picture, Best Director, and more at the Academy Awards. It’s a masterful, honest tearjerker Paramount is eying Daniels and Oprah Winfrey to remake.
Below, learn more about the Terms of Endearment remake.
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The cast for director Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation keeps getting better and better. The film is already set to star Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and in the lead role, Storm Reid. A few more additions to the cast have been announced, including Zach Galifianakis, who we most recently saw in Keeping Up with the Joneses. Below, learn more about the Zach Galifianakis A Wrinkle in Time casting.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been two years since Selma turned Ava DuVernay into one of the hottest, most in-demand filmmakers working today. But she hasn’t actually put out another movie since then. So what’s she been up to in the past couple of years? Well, among other things, putting together Queen Sugar, a new drama launching on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network this fall.
Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar chronicles the story of the three Bordelon siblings, Nova (Rutina Wesley of True Blood), Charlotte (Dawn Lyen-Gardner), and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). The family is reunited when the patriarch dies, leaving behind an 800-acre sugar cane farm in Louisiana. Also starring are Tina Lifford and Omar J. Dorsey. The premise looks ripe for bittersweet drama, and the first Queen Sugar trailer certainly delivers on that front. Watch it below. Read More »
A biopic about legendary comedian Richard Pryor has been developing long enough that Eddie Murphy was once considered for the lead role, but has since been hired to play the father of the iconic comic, who will instead be played by Mike Epps. The project finally seemed like it was on track to make it in front of cameras with Lee Daniels at the helm, but the filmmaker behind The Butler and Precious has now fallen away from the project, leaving it without a director.
Find out more about Lee Daniels leaving the Richard Pryor biopic below. Read More »