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How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in “The Matrix,” after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition. Lilly Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her sister Lana Wachowski, told the streaming service about the intention behind the sci-fi movie…MORE

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

One of the world’s most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States. The team behind the Eurovision Song Contest has announced “The American Song Contest,” scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season. “The American version of the Eurovision Song Contest will, as it is currently conceived, position the artists head to…MORE

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Disney honors one of its own with “Howard,” an emotional documentary tribute to the late “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio’s animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run…MORE

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

“The Secret Garden” is one of the more enduring titles in children’s literature, having been adapted for the screen multiple times, including a splendid 1993 version. That’s the backdrop to the latest movie based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, which makes puzzling choices in harvesting the material, mostly providing an incentive to go back and…MORE

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open. The astronomically popular K-pop group announced Thursday that “Break the Silence: The Movie” will roll out to theaters in more than 70 countries beginning September 10. More countries, including the United…MORE

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

Because nobody puts Baby in a corner. A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is indeed happening, courtesy of Lionsgate, Deadline reports. Studio CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on an earnings call Thursday, referring to it as “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood,” according to the publication. “It will be exactly the kind of romantic,…MORE

‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ meet their competition in Season 22 premiere

‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ meet their competition in Season 22 premiere

“Big Brother” was back Wednesday with a live two-hour Season 22 premiere that revealed just who the new houseguests would be. The show, delayed more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic and took precautions in order to film, like the cast members being quarantined for two weeks prior to move-in day. The show…MORE

Caroline Flack died by suicide amid fears of prosecution, coroner rules

Caroline Flack died by suicide amid fears of prosecution, coroner rules

British TV presenter Caroline Flack died by suicide after hearing she was definitely going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and feared press intrusion, a coroner has ruled, according to PA Media news agency. The former “Love Island” host died in February while awaiting trial for alleged assault. Her death set off an…MORE

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. The actress and activist is now taking aim at what she says is a flawed testing system. On Wednesday Milano posted a photo of herself using a breathing apparatus on her verified Instagram account and wrote in the caption,…MORE

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuts new teaser

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuts new teaser

We’re getting another glimpse at the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984.” The latest clip shows actress Kristen Wiig as she transforms from archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva into the villain, Cheetah. “I don’t want to be like anyone. I want to be an apex predator,” she’s seen saying in the clip. The film is the sequel to…MORE

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