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Nate Parker Talks Rape Controversy with Ebony: ‘The Definitions of So Many Things Have Changed’

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Nate Parker broke his silence on Saturday over two weeks after Variety and Deadline published interviews in which he addressed being charged — along with his “Birth of a Nation” co-writer Jean Celestin — with raping a 18-year-old female student while attending Penn State in 1999. In the new interview, published by Ebony, Parker says… Read more »

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Daisy Ridley Says it Will ‘Be a While’ Before Title is Revealed

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Daisy Ridley heard a title for “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” but she’s not telling. On a recent episode of the podcast “My Dad Wrote a Porno” — a delightful show about a man who discovered that his dad wrote an outlandish dirty book, and rather than keep it to himself, he’s reading it out loud… Read more »

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Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Producer Releases Cogsworth and Lumiere First Look

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Photos from the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake? Be our guest. Jack Morrissey, who is credited as a co-producer, posted several images on his Facebook page on Friday — one in particular showing concept art of the showy French candelabra Lumiere and his ally Cogsworth. While the film will be live-action, starring Emma Watson as… Read more »

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Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Inhales $10 Million on Friday, Blows Away Competition

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The horror genre proves to be frighteningly reliable this season as “Don’t Breathe” is the latest scary flick to have an impressive box office showing. The film, from Sony’s Screen Gems and Steve Bersch’s Stage 6 Films, earned $10 million on Friday at 3,051 locations, and is eyeing a $22 million opening weekend. “Suicide Squad” will steal… Read more »

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Ryan Lochte, Nate Parker and When Apology Tours Come Up Short

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It’s become an all-too-familiar phenomenon: A well-known person’s name stays in the headlines day after day, as a controversy, usually of his or her own making, swirls through the news media. The past week or two, the sagas of “Birth of a Nation” director Nate Parker and Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte have garnered a… Read more »

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Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane’s ‘No Pay, Nudity’ Scheduled for November Release

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Monterey Media has bought all U.S. and Canada rights to Lee Wilkof’s “No Pay, Nudity,” starring Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy. The film, Wilkof’s directorial debut, is written by Ethan Sandler. Tani Cohen is the producer with Cliff Chenfeld and Seth Greenland executive producing. “No Pay, Nudity” premiered in July at the Stony Brook… Read more »

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Oscars: Controversy Erupts Over Brazilian Film ‘Aquarius’

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In the wake of a controversial Cannes protest, forces appear to be conspiring against Kleber Mendonça Filho’s film.

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‘Louder Than Bombs,’ ‘The Wave’ Take Top Norwegian Film Prizes

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Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs,” which in 2015 was Norway’s first Cannes Competition entry in 36 years, won four Norwegian national film prizes, dubbed the Amandas,  Aug. 26 on the closing night of the 44th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway. Trier’s third feature, and first English-language pic, starred an international cast: Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert,… Read more »

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