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Harvey Weinstein isn’t the only

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2017 13:38:45 October 17, 2017 13:38:45
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As Hollywood continues to process the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein revelations, a few people are now looking ahead, wondering about next steps. Because, of course, Harvey was enabled. And he would not be the only predator operating within and exploiting a system that protects the powerful. Full Story

The War of the Weinsteins

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2017 13:01:32 October 16, 2017 13:01:32

More and more people are coming forward to share their accounts of Harvey Weinstein’s predation. The Academy voted this weekend to cancel his membership and France is taking away his Legion of Honour and police in London and New York are investigating him for sexual abuse. Full Story

Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the problem

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 12, 2017 14:26:36 October 12, 2017 14:26:36
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This week in non-Harvey news, Martin Scorsese penned an op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter about how Rotten Tomatoes is ruining movies and everyone should stop obsessing over box office and Cinemascore and also he liked mother!. Full Story

Harvey Weinstein and the internal investigation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 11, 2017 13:27:01 October 11, 2017 13:27:01
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Every five minutes, that’s what it felt like yesterday with new Harvey Weinstein developments. There was, however, no update on that internal investigation. And while major celebrities are taking up most of the headlines, there’s also a lot of gossip that’s worth following up on where the executives are concerned, the ones who aren’t always recognised on red carpets but who essentially rule the red carpets. Full Story

The Oscar meeting

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 3, 2017 19:17:04 October 3, 2017 19:17:04

For only the second time in the Academy’s history, there was a members-only meeting held last Thursday. According to Deadline, about 300 people attended, and one of the things they talked about was Netflix, and their potential eligibility in future Oscar races. Netflix has managed success at the Emmys, but they have yet to be a force at the Oscars, though it seems the Academy is preemptively worried about the day they field a real contender. Full Story

Now it’s LucasFilm back in the mess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 6, 2017 15:45:01 September 6, 2017 15:45:01
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As a reminder that DC Films aren’t the only ones having near constant meltdowns, yesterday LucasFilm announced that Colin Trevorrow—of Jurasssic World fame—is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX. This comes less than three months after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired Full Story