by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Mostly what we love about the Super Bowl on TV is the ads, right? Well Scarlett Johansson is giving you one better this Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, with a custom TV trailer for her graphic-novel movie-adapt, GHOST IN THE SHELL. The tagline is: “Everything they told her was a […]
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Once upon a time, there was a STEM grrl who wanted to rule the world and ended up starting a moderately ground-shaking online film portal. She ended up as Screenmancer. An anon way to mask gender, ps.
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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent No, you’ve probably never heard of explorer Percy Fawcett; he’s the main character of best-seller David Grann’s “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.” It’s a non-fiction rundown on an Amazonian adventurer who found and lost his soul in the jungle. Now, what if […]
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you didn’t wake up at 5:18 am Pacific Time, or 8:18 Eastern Time, to see the first live-streamed Oscar Nominations Announcement, we’ve got you covered. By now, every major news outlet has run down the minutiae on the implication of the noms. But have they told you the […]
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When the Oscars streamed the announcements for the first time in their history this morning, anybody in the world got a glimpse at who AMPAS deemed Oscar-worthy for the 89th Academy Awards. The net result? You get emails from everybody and your mother about how right, or wrong your […]
SCREENMANCER PRANK ALERT: Has there ever been a better movie slogan? “You know the rules: first you watch it, then you die.” Gee whiz kids, welcome to Halloween in February, as RINGS Team place hidden cameras to catch the freak show when real-life TV store customers see that creepy doll-like waif come at them for […]
LOS ANGELES, CA: Remember this little prescription? “You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” That’s how The Matrix’s Laurence Fishburne gets Keanu Reeves character […]
Okay, so that headline lyric is actually from Frank Sinatra about Luck being a Lady, and frankly that’s just one misconception about women the movie 20TH CENTURY WOMEN hopes to debunk. Plus A24 will donate to Planned Parenthood for each moviegoer.
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Who knew NASA and IBM would be the corporate darlings of this year’s Oscar race? Or, translated into Award Season trivia for 2017, who knew HIDDEN FIGURES from 20th Century Fox, about three NASA human “Computers,” would run up unexpected numbers at the box office and put stars Kevin […]
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent During Award Season when Hollywood has the limelight, and this includes every major guild and member-based award show up until the 89th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, there is a shopworn practice of splitting the Nominations announcements in the news, setting up anticipation for several different dates for the […]
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent So, here’s the story, as they say in the movies… Sunday night Jan. 8, at the Golden Globes hosted by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), award-winning actor/legend Meryl Streep stepped in it by “calling out” the new US President-Elect with a pointed speech on bullying as an undesirable trait. Long story, […]