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Straight Outta Compton …to the Oscars?

August 17, 2015 17:21:26 Posted at August 17, 2015 17:21:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know now, Straight Outta Compton took the box office this weekend, handily. A $57 million opening…in August. It’s an achievement. And now it’s generating some very loud Oscar buzz. First you need the money. They brought in the money. Then you court the Academy. Well, there was a screening this weekend, and apparently the Academy – at least the members who were there – was impressed. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay is NOT directing Black Panther, Marvel is 37% less cool

July 6, 2015 15:01:27 Posted at July 6, 2015 15:01:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Today in “We Could Have Had It All” news, Ava DuVernay told Essence magazine in an interview that she ended up passing on the Black Panther directing gig, citing “different ideas” with Marvel over the direction the movie should take. This is a total bummer, because DuVernay seemed like a great fit Full Story

Ava DuVernay bagged a Marvel gig

June 22, 2015 18:25:52 Posted at June 22, 2015 18:25:52
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Say what you want about Marvel movies, but directing them is a landmark career moment for filmmakers. Marvel can’t guarantee A List status for its stars, but it can transform a director’s career. So it is very, VERY exciting that Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct Black Panther, due in 2018. Full Story

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Ava Duvernay: Oscars Most Overlooked

February 23, 2015 09:55:11 Posted at February 23, 2015 09:55:11
Duana Posted by Duana
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Kevin Mazur/ Lester Cohen/ George Pimentel/ Jason Merritt/ Gregg DeGuire/ Getty Images

It wasn’t until two thirds into the show, into candy and onion rings and punchiness, that I realized I hadn’t seen Ava DuVernay. I was shocked, but when I brought it up, nobody else had seen her either. She’d just not been on camera. I mean, it’s a director, not an actress. Full Story

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Smutty Roundup: DJ Idris, David is gracious, and Oscar’s Star Wars

January 28, 2015 22:13:22 Posted at January 28, 2015 22:13:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash

Idris Elba was in Berlin yesterday at the Jaguar presentation. Isn’t that a Bond car? Or a villain car? Aston Martin is the Bond car, right? Whatever. I needed to make a Bond connection there. And he says he’s not Bond…yet: “It’s really just a rumor—and it’s not even my rumor!” Idris went on to tell Bloomberg Full Story

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What was unspoken at the Critics’ Choice Awards

January 16, 2015 16:09:03 Posted at January 16, 2015 16:09:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Could you sense it? You could sense it, right? There was an unspoken discomfort agitating underneath the Critics’ Choice Awards last night. Jessica Chastain, when accepting the first ever MVP Award, was the one who came closest to addressing it. She encouraged her peers to speak up about the lack of diversity… But it’s not like she came out and openly criticised what was missing from the Oscar nominations that morning, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Full Story

The Whiteness of the Oscars

January 15, 2015 14:55:25 Posted at January 15, 2015 14:55:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt/ Vincent Sandoval/ Jason LaVeris/ Paul Archuleta/ George Pimentel/ Getty Images

It’s almost as if they were like, “Hey, we gave you 12 Years A Slave in 2014. So wait another 10 years before we reward you again”. I mean, I’m happy for Laura Dern, and Emma Stone, and Mark Ruffalo. But David Oyelowo belongs there. And, more importantly, Ava DuVernay belongs there. Full Story

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