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The Controversial ’70s TV Hit That Inspired Little Miss Sunshine

When “Little Miss Sunshine” arrived on the scene in 2006, nabbing both Academy Awards and the hearts of American audiences, it captured an era of mid-aughts indie filmmaking that was defined by quirky comedic dysfunction. From “Garden State” and “Napoleon Dynamite” before it, to “Juno” and “500 Days of Summer” after, the road trip movie […]

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Diablo Cody: It ‘Horrifies Me’ That ‘Juno’ Is Viewed as Anti-Choice Amid Roe v. Wade Overturn

Oscar winner Diablo Cody is reflecting on the legacy of teen pregnancy dramedy “Juno.”The 2007 breakout film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and landed nominations for picture and acting for lead star Elliot Page. Yet later discourse centered the film as anti-choice for women’s reproductive rights, after Juno (Page) balks at an […]

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Elliot Page Blasts Texas Officials’ ‘Inhumane’ Claims That Trans Health Care Is Child Abuse

When Texas governor Greg Abbott issued a memo directing state agencies to classify youth gender transition procedures as child abuse and investigate them accordingly, the backlash from Hollywood was swift. Trans actors and activists quickly took to social media to condemn the decision, and now one of Hollywood’s most prominent trans figures, Elliot Page, has […]

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Ahead Of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Alamo Drafthouse Dedicates New Manhattan Theater To Ivan Reitman

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has renamed its new Lower Manhattan theater location in honor of “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman. On Monday, the cinema-eatery chain made it official, holding a dedication ceremony for the Ivan Reitman Cinema, with Ivan and his son, Jason Reitman — the director of “Juno,” “Up in the Air,” and this weekend’s […]

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Was Written Before Jason Reitman Even Pitched It To The Studio

Ivan Reitman’s original two “Ghostbusters” films are horror-comedy classics, focusing on the adventures of a team of scientists turned high-tech DIY ghost hunters. Prior to the new outing in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” the pair of films launched a set of animated series, a host of associated merchandise, and a prior feature film reboot in 2016’s “Ghostbusters.” The […]

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The 2020 Black List Presents the Year’s Best Unproduced Scripts

The 16th annual Black List survey was released on Monday, showcasing 80 of the most popular un-produced scripts from up-and-coming screenwriters.This year’s list was compiled from suggestions of over 375 film executives, who contributed up to 10 feature screenplays that were written in, or somehow uniquely associated with 2020 and will not begin principal photography […]

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‘Juno’ and ‘Umbrella Academy’ Actor Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender in Heartfelt Letter

“Juno” Oscar nominee and “The Umbrella Academy” star Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, has come out as transgender in a heartfelt post published to his social media pages. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” the actor writes in […]

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Ellen Page, Paris Berelc to Star in Gaming Comedy ‘1Up’ for BuzzFeed Studios

Ellen Page and Paris Berelc have boarded gaming comedy “1Up,” with Kyle Newman directing in what could be the first feature film for BuzzFeed Studios.Berelc will portray a gamer who quits her college esports team due to sexism from her male counterparts. To keep her scholarship, she’s forced to assemble an all-female team and enlists […]

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Private Life

Continuing our series of writers highlighting underappreciated films: a bittersweet comedy drama about infertilityHollywood’s depiction of infertility over the years has been, well, let’s say sporadic. When it does make it on to the screen, it’s usually played for laughs. Whether it’s adoption in Juno, surrogacy in Baby Mama or infertility in Raising Arizona, when […]

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