A woman will direct John Green’s most controversial female character in ‘Looking for Alaska’

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Looking for Alaska has found a director — one who might be able to change the story's two-dimensional "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" heroine into a three-dimensional character. Bestselling author John Green revealed on Twitter Wednesday that Paramount's long-in-the-works adaptation of his first novel is now in the hands of Rebecca Thomas, the self-described "writer/director/lady" behind the well-received 2012 indie flick Electrick Children . SEE ALSO: Ava DuVernay on being a rebel, distributing diverse films and her new Barbie As previously announced , 500 Days of Summer duo Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are writing the new film's screenplay — fitting, as the pair also scripted the adaptations of Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns . Read more... More about Movies , Entertainment , Film , John Green , and Looking For Alaska Read more »

All-male ‘Ghostbusters’ remake with Channing Tatum probably won’t happen

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The all-male Ghostbusters remake is doomed. Though an all-female remake starring Melissa McCarthy is currently in production, plans for a follow-up all-male spinoff starring Channing Tatum are falling apart. In a previous interview, Tatum said plans for the remake were "nowhere near" starting. Reid Carolin, Tatum's producing partner and a co-writer of both Magic Mike films, solidified these sentiments in a new interview with Screen Rant . See also: The all-female 'Ghostbusters' cast, remade as paper dolls “We’re not doing that anymore," he said. Read more »

Challenges Of The Final Frontier

 Like many kids in my generation, I grew up with Star Trek. I’d watch the original series in re-runs and then the Next Generation in college. I found their take on space exploration fascinating and wondered if we would ever be able to explore the galaxy like Captain Kirk. Read More Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger now gives turn-by-turn directions in Waze

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Come with me ... if you want to find Starbucks. Actor and former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will provide turn-by-turn directions as his titular character from the Terminator franchise for the navigation app Waze. First reported by USA Today , the stint is a part of the promotion for Terminator Genisys . See also: Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Undercover to Prank Gym Rats In addition to directions, drivers can expect an "hasta la vista, baby" at the end of each trip , along with some other classic Schwarzenegger phrases. It would be sort of wrong if he didn't say that. Waze is a popular navigation app which Google bought in June 2013 for a reported $1.03 Billion. What sets Waze apart from other navigation apps is its crowd-sourced data: users share data about traffic, road hazards and police and the app routes drivers accordingly. Read more »

2 prisoners escape New York facility ‘Shawshank Redemption’-style

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In an epic prison break that brings to mind the film The Shawshank Redemption , two convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on Saturday The escape reportedly involved Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, cutting through a steel wall, and traveling through a series of tunnels that lead to a manhole outside the prison's walls See also: Kentucky Fugitive Chooses Prison Over Subzero Cold Photo: In the cell of one of escaped inmates, looking at the hole cut in the wall as part of escape pic.twitter.com/tGAtt8xHyb — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 6, 2015 Read more... More about Prisoner Escape , Us World , Us , Andrew Cuomo , and Prison Break Read more »

6 ‘Game of Thrones’ buddy film posters to celebrate Westerosi odd couples

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While it may not seem like it week to week, HBO's Game of Thrones is as much a show about odd couples as it is about agonizing pain and murder. It's these relationships — between two opposing characters who learn how to not kill each other — that give GoT the little heart it has. See also: Westeros gets political in 'Game of Thrones' attack ads As fans of both buddy movies and Westeros, we felt it fitting to create some spinoff films that George R.R. Martin can work on once he's done writing the last books of his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more.. Read more »

Melissa McCarthy stays cool while confronting sexist movie reviewer

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The actress Melissa McCarthy gave a perfect lesson in how to call out sexist criticism this week. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , she discussed an infamous review of her 2014 film Tammy in which a critic seemed to tie her acting ability to her physical appearance See also: Sorry, haters: 'Mad Max' is an 'incredible feminist movie' "He'd said basically I'm only a good actress when I look attractive and that my husband [ Tammy director Ben Falcone] shouldn't be allowed to direct me because he let me be, to look hideous in this movie," McCarthy said. "It was a lot of things and kind of, how dare women not look beautiful, attractive and perfect in a movie?" Read more... More about Entertainment , Women , Hollywood , Gender , and Film Read more »

5 hot titles from Cannes, where red-carpet selfies are considered ‘grotesque’

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CANNES, France — Grab your sunglasses and fancy shoes, but leave that selfie stick behind. It's time for the 68th Annual Festival de Cannes, the most spectacular, sensational and, yes, snootiest event in the international cinema calendar. In an effort to keep this invitation-only event above the fray, festival big Thierry Frémaux has made it clear that red carpet social media snaps are a faux pas. They don't just slow down proceedings, they are “ridiculous and grotesque.” It's that level of 'tude, and the danger of those notorious boos, that gets filmmakers into a froth about debuting here. SEE ALSO: 9 things that popped at the Sundance Film Festival Read more... More about Movies , Film Festivals , Entertainment , Film , and Cannes Film Festival Read more »

10 elder fashion icons who prove style is timeless

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For the stylish Iris Apfel, age is nothing but a number Dubbed the "rare bird of fashion," the 93-year-old New Yorker is one of fashion's oldest icons. Famous for wearing huge, black-rimmed glasses and countless accessories, Apfel's impressive life has gotten the documentary treatment See also: 10 chic fanny packs because that's a thing that exists Directed by the late Albert Maysles (famous for Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter ), Iris is a look into the everyday life of the chic nonagenarian. It spans her youth in Queens, her fashionable ascent and her love life with husband Carl, who is 101 years old. Read more... More about Fashion , Style , Features , Clothing , and Lifestyle Read more »

Native American actors walk off set of Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie

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A group of Native American actors working on Adam Sandler's upcoming Western spoof for Netflix walked off set Wednesday in protest of the film's content, which they saw as offensive. About a dozen actors from The Ridiculous Six , a satirical ode to The Magnificent Seven , the 1960 classic starring Steve McQueen, left the set. See also: 1898: Portraits of Native Americans from 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show “I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it," actor Loren Anthony told Indian Country Today Media Network. "Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So I agreed to it but on Monday things started getting weird on the set." Read more... More about Netflix , Movies , Entertainment , and Film Read more »