You’ve probably heard the horrifying details about the despicable actions of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. But the myriad number of women who’ve accused him of sexual assault and misconduct haven’t had a visual platform through which they could fully elaborate on their stories – until now.
A new documentary called Untouchable gives these women – recognizable ones like Paz de la Huerta and Rosanna Arquette, less familiar ones like Erika Rosenbaum and Hope D’Amore, and more – the opportunity to explain what Weinstein did to them in their own words, and the result can be pretty powerful. Read More »
My first thought about Untouchable, the new documentary about Hollywood mega-producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, was that it didn’t bring anything new to the table. But that’s not entirely true – the film reiterates every detail you already know from the key reports that have been published about him, but the true power of this movie (and for me, the only reason it should exist at all) comes in its interviews with Weinstein’s victims, and the stories from these women are just as heart-rending and disturbing as you probably imagine. Read More »
Remakes live, die and get defended in this edition of Remake Bits. After the jump, read about the following:
- David Lindsay-Abaire gives an update of the Poltergiest remake.
- Sharlto Copley eases fan misconceptions about Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy.
- Chris Tucker is in talks for the remake of the French smash The Intouchables.
- Larry Clarke said a remake of Mona Lisa is dead.
- Paul Verhoeven believes the failure of the Total Recall remake could have killed a Starship Troopers remake.
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It’s been a busy day for Freaks & Geeks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. In the wake of the runaway success of Bridesmaids, the director looked at a few different projects, and was set to make the third Bridget Jones film before walking away from the project thanks to indecision on the script side.
But today there is word that he’s going back to TV in the UK, and has a new feature project set in the US. The show is a version of the stage production Ronna & Beverly, and the feature is a remake of the French film The Intouchables, which will star Colin Firth. Read More »