September 3rd, 2016

Early Word on Moonlight out of Telluride...

Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a three-part narrative spanning the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of an African-American man who survives Miami's drug-plagued inner city, finding love in unexpected places and the possibility of change within himself.

[So, was it well-received?]

The PlayList/Gregory Ellwood: Like “Brokeback Mountain” a decade ago, “Moonlight” is a piece of art that will transform lives long after it leaves theaters. Those who will be changed by the picture may not see it on the big screen. They may even have to see it in secret. But when they do. Whey they watch Chiron have that first kiss, when he can be himself for just an instance in a world that oppresses him? It will be everything. [A]

Variety/Peter Debruge: “Black” isn’t just a race, community, or color, but one of three names by which a sexually conflicted young South Florida man allows himself to be called in a film that’s ultimately about taking control of one’s own identity. That’s exactly what Jenkins himself is doing by delivering a film so firmly committed to capturing the black experience, resulting in a socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful. A natural extension of his garrulous San Francisco-set debut, “Medicine for Melancholy,” the director’s beautifully nuanced, subtext-rich second feature is no less intellectually engaged, but proves far more trusting in audiences’ ability to read between the lines.

Hollywood Reporter/David Rooney: The Bottom Line: Glows likes its title... It would be tempting to call Moonlight an instant landmark in queer black cinema, if that didn't imply that the experience it portrays will speak only to a minority audience. Instead, this is a film that will strike plangent chords for anyone who has ever struggled with identity, or to find connections in a lonely world. It announces Jenkins as an important new voice. [Note: Review is incredibly spoiler heavy]

The Wrap/Sam Fragoso: “Moonlight” is not a public service announcement or a cry for help. It doesn’t fetishize Chiron’s pain, as so many pieces of contemporary American cinema do. It’s a humanist film; it’s about people, and it’s got a pulse. It presents characters as idiosyncratic, domineering, but mostly fearful — timid creatures ambling through life in the hopes of finding refuge.

Screen Daily/Tim Grierson: An indelible portrait of an imperilled life, Moonlight is quietly devastating in its depiction of masculinity, race, poverty and identity. Writer-director Barry Jenkins builds on the promise of his intimate 2008 romantic drama Medicine For Melancholy to examine a young African-American in danger of being dragged down by the destructive forces around him — and how, by embracing his true self, he may discover contentment. Ambitious in scope but precise in its execution, this deceptively small-scale character piece reverberates with compassion and insight.

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Here's the most disgusting twitter troll you'll ever meet. (You might want to punch your screen).

ABC news interviewed Milo Yiannopoulos, one of Leslie Jones' twitter bullies. He's a christian gay who supports Trump, is pro guns, says trolling is his way of "doing God's work" and is against feminism and the body positivity movement. he also believes 'lesbians don't exist'.

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ONTD, have you ever troll'd? How badly do you wanna punch this guy in the face?

Legendary Character Actor, and Coen Brothers staple Jon Polito Dies at 65

Prolific character actor known for roles in Coen Brother films (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, and  The Man Who Wasn't There)

Usually played heavies, gangers, thugs, tough guys, etc.

Also appeared on the first 2 seasons of "Homicide: Life on the Street") a few epiosdes of "Modern Family" and episodes of many shows such as "Seinfeld".

Recently voiced provided the voice of Carmine Falcone in the game Batman: Arkham Underworld and was shooting a film, "The Maestro"

Died from complication related to cancer.

Was openly Gay and leaves behind a husband of 16 years.


Note: I've been sad all day :(
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Washed Up Child Star Drake Bell is Going to Jail for 96 Hours

  • This is for his second DUI he got in 2015

  • ... he was arrested in 2009 for DUI

  • Struck up a plea bargain where he will spend 96 hours in jail and have to attend an alcohol education class and he'll be on probation for four years

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    ONTD, are you a washed up child star scumbag who's bankrupt, roams around Disneyland everyday, and doesn't have common sense to drink responsibly?
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    Police seek culprit who smashed sand sculpture of Justin Bieber's face

    NY State Police is looking for the person who kicked a sand sculpture of Justin Bieber at a state fair on Thursday night.

    The sculpture was a tribute to artists who performed at the state fair's Mohegan Sun Grandstand before it was destroyed in January.

    Trooper Jack Teller says it might have been someone who was intoxicated or who may have an issue with Mr. Bieber.

    ontd, would you kick a sand sculpture of the biebs?
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    Marilyn Manson defends his BFF Johnny Depp

    Manson thinks of Depp as his brother and is also godfather to his daughter, Lily-Rose.

    Johnny is one of the nicest people ever and was unjustly crucified.

    Thinks that all of it was bullshit, and that he is a great person.

    Says Depp is handling it the best he can and that he’s a great dad too.


    Slate: Odell Beckham Jr wasn't Interested in Lena Dunham because he might be Gay

    Slate writer, L.V. Anderson offers some "plausible" explanations as to why Odell wasn't sexually attracted to Lena when they were both at the MET gala and it is a kiiiiii
    - Anderson Suggested that perhaps maybe Odell was shy, in the middle of an important text on his phone, having a terrible night or gay.
    - She also suggested that Lena has tapped into a real phenomenon: men who really don’t know what to make of women who don’t sexually interest them.
    - Basically, The legendary Girls from The Haus of #ffffffeminism are pressed that a black man did not find one of them attractive.


    ONTD, when was the last time you death dropped into conclusion? did you win that category? were you as iconic as Lena or did you settle for second place?
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    Kourtney Kardashian is on the cover of Cosmo

    - On Kim waging a smackdown on Taylor Swift: "It's her husband, and he's family. The truth is the truth, so why not let it be known?"

    - On whether her children watch KUWTK: "They've seen some of it, but no. I was in the shower, he [Mason] woke up, and it happened to be on. He was like, 'Who is Blac Chyna? And Kiki [Kim] showed Larsa [Pippen] her vagina!' I was like, this is why they don't watch the show. Some of the content is just not appropriate."


    iPhone 7 Will NOT Have A Headphone Jack

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very solid track record when it comes to Apple product rumors, has released his most detailed research report yet ahead of Wednesday's iPhone 7 launch.

    -No major design change, they're saving that for the 10th anniversary iPhone

    - Earpiece receiver to become a speaker with the addition of a new audio amplifier. The change would provide enough separation to allow for stereo sound.

    - Pressure-sensitive click-less home button
    -Storage capacities of 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB

    - Five color options including silver, gold, and rose gold, along with a "dark black" replacing the usual Space Gray and a glossy "piano black".

    - Improved IPX7 water resistance (1M deep)

    -Dual-lens rear camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. Both lenses will be 12-megapixel, but one will be a wide-angle camera with larger pixel sizes, a 6P lens, and optical image stabilization, while the second will be a telephoto lens with smaller pixel sizes and a 5P lens.

    -3GM of RAM for the + Only

    -No Headphone jack, they will include earbuds with lightning connector and an adapter. Audio through the lightning port is said to have a much superior sound.


    is wireless the future ontd?
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    Travis Scott dropped the best album of 2016 #BITTSM 🕊

    Tis lit, ONTDers!

    This is Scott's sophomore album, which includes features from André 3000, Cassie (stop! it's a qt interlude), Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Quavo, Young Thug, The Weeknd, and Scott's personal fave, Kid Cudi.

    You can stream Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight over at Apple Music. Sorry Spotify subscribers. THEY HATE US! But since this album is so fucking good, maybe you should think about spending some $$ for it.

    So, ONTD. Listening party? What's your favorite track? Do you even listen to Travis Scott?

    I'm currently obsessed w/ Guidance, wonderful, the ends, way back, goosebumps, etcetc

    Lil Wayne tweets about being "defenseless and mentally defeated."

    Earlier today Lil Wayne published these two tweets:

    Some fans interpreted as a retirement announcement and others worried that he was suicidal and saying he was done with life. Lil Wayne then posted this:

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    AfterEllen's 2016 Hot 100 women

    Ruby Rose got the top spot last year

    About 25% of the women listed are out as somewhere on the spectrum, identifying as lesbian/bisexual/queer/sexually fluid

    Over 20% are women of color/from not explicitly white backgrounds.

    At least 22 women are age 40 or older

    Only 3 athletes made the list and they’re US soccer players

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    Lena Dunham posts apology

    Yesterday the internet dragged Lena for saying this about Odell Beckham Jr. Then she posted this today:

    Here's the caption:

    I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don't rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it's hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage. This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he'd rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he's having or what his truth is. But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men. I'm so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don't know about his state of mind (I don't know a lot of things) and I shouldn't have acted like I did. Much love and thanks, Lena

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    Celine Dion Is Still Breaking Records

    • Celine sold a little over 216k for her new French album "Encore Un Soir" (216,555 copies to be exact) in France, making it number 1 in its first week

    • This also makes it the biggest first week sales by a woman ever in France!

    • The other album that did better than "Encore Un Soir" is "Renaud" by Renaud which sold 287,000 it's first week just this April

    You can stream or download the album here:

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    Venezia 73 day 4 + Mini Telluride round up

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    Telluride Film Festival

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    Britney Spears Angry at MTV after "Humiliating" VMA Set Up

    -According to the source Britney feels like MTV misled her and she won't ever do the VMAs again.
    -Britney is upset that MTV never mention Beyonce would perform or have such a strong performance, or that Britney would perform after Beyonce.
    -MTV also gave Beyonce 15 minutes and Britney only 4 minutes.
    -Britney and her team thought she would be the headliner but after the show everyone was talking about Beyonce, not Britney.
    -“Everyone in Britney’s camp was really quite blindsided by Beyonce’s performance. Hardly anyone knew that Beyonce was going to be the main event. Britney is saying she will never do the VMAs again.”

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    Certain Women - Official Trailer

    Certain Women, the latest film from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt, depicts "the lives of three women [as they] intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail." The film, based on Maile Meloy's collection of short stories "Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It," stars Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Laura Dern. Certain Women premiered at Sundance earlier this year and is scheduled to be screened at TIFF and NYFF. The film is set to be released on October 14, 2016 by IFC Films.

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    Anna Chlumsky welcomes baby girl #2


    - it's a girl named Clara Elizabeth So

    - Anna's oldest daughter Penelope Joan is three

    - Anna's husband Shaun So used to work as a Counterintelligence Special Agent for the US Army and is now a business executive

    Daniel Radcliffe Endorses Leader Of 'Trotsky, Left-Wing Loony' Movement?? ...

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    • Corbyn apparently reminds him of his old English teacher

    • He admires Corbyn's sincerity

    • He's impressed that Corbyn has managed to inspire young people to get more involved in politics

    • ....etc etc
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    Queen Shu Qi gets married!

    The Assassin star Shu Qi and Hong Kong director Stephen Fung announced they recently tied the knot in Prague. They said in a press statement: "We've known each other for 20 years and been in love for four years. I've married her unreservedly. Yes, we've decided to be entangled with each other for life." and concluded with "PS we're currently not pregnant".

    Shu Qi released her wedding photos with the caption "Um, yes, our wedding is that simple. Um, yes, our attire was very casual. Um, yes, our decision was very sudden. … Oh, yes, we are married.”

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    Travis Fimmel cast in "Finding Steve McQueen"

    * Heist film based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history
    * CAST : Travis Fimmel , Kate Bosworth, Forest Whitaker and William Fichtner

    The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery remake ?

    Britney Spears scores her highest charting album in 9 years in the UK

    Britney Spears is new at Number 2 in the UK with her ninth album Glory. The entry marks a fifth Number 2 album for the superstar, following Baby One More Time (1999), Oops! I Did It Again (2000), Greatest Hits – My Prerogative (2004) and Blackout (2007).

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    Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Criticizes Mexico's President for Meeting with Donald Trump

    On August 31, Donald Drumpf met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Peña Nieto invited him). Director Alejandro González Iñárritu criticized the President's decision to meet with Drumpf in an op-ed in the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

    Summary of Iñárritu's Op-Ed:

    • Iñárritu says that Drumpf's meeting with Peña Nieto validates him as a political candidate and gives him a platform to make speeches like he did in Arizona following his visit to Mexico.

    • argues that Drumpf's campaign puts all 16 million Mexicans at risk.

    • says that Drumpf's "fascist" outbursts and hateful rhetoric have damaged the core values of America.

    • claims that the President has compromised the little dignity Mexico had left after Santa Ana lost half of their territory in the Mexican-American War.

    • says that Peña Nieto no longer represents him.

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    Chris Claremont on the X-Men's queer subtext

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    Chris Claremont, argubably the definitive X-Men writer, attended the "Pride and the X-Men" panel at FlameCon, a LGBTQ Comic/Geek Convention.

    Says he didn't always intend for the X-Men to be a stand-in for the LGBT community, but "you know there’s a space between every panel. You can go wherever you want. And who am I to get in the way?”

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    Lady Gaga is RIPPED! #fitspo #PERFECTILLUSION out THIS FRIDAY, September 9th! (Confirmed)

    After the news broke because of Gaga fans obsessively checking the hosting page list of LG's website, we've had an official confirmation that Lady Gaga's new single will be dropping this Friday, September 9th! (ETA 5 days, 4 hours)

    Atlanta Power 96.1 confirmed that Lady Gaga's first single for her upcoming fifth album, Perfect Illusino, will be coming THIS FRIDAY, September 9th! They, like all the radio DJs who've heard it, are very excited for the track to come out! Will it live up to the hype? Only the future will tell...

    What's the Lady herself been up to?

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    Bonus: LADY GAGA'S OLD FACE!!! A new outtake from the cancelled "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West recently came out, and it shows LG's OLD FACE! What kind of plastic surgery has been done in the last 7 years? Discuss in the comments!