STAR WARS: EPISODE IX AND NEXT INDIANA JONES GET RELEASE DATES
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.
In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.
I have so many questions about this Elizabeth Banks debacle. Did she really forget that the movie The Color Purple exists, or did she just forget that Steven Spielberg directed it? It is a hugely significant film that was nominated for 11 Oscars and jump-started Oprah’s career! To forget about that film is pretty embarrassing especially since she claims to have seen them all.
Why did she choose to call out Steven Spielberg, a hugely famous director who has tons of fans, without doing painstaking research?
It didn’t take me much work to discover that Steven Spielberg has actually made 3 movies with female leads, out of about 50 films, and hasn’t made a movie starring women of colour since The Color Purple, which was over 30 years ago. In fact, Steven Spielberg has made more movies starring Tom Hanks (4) than he has movies starring women (3).
Maybe if she had made a statement like that, we would be having a conversation about male film directors and representation right now.
Or MAYBE, if a woman of colour had been given a platform, she wouldn’t have made such a HUGE fuck up, and she would have given a much more accurate speech about why Hollywood needs to diversify, and we would all be talking about that right now instead of pouring over Spielberg’s IMDB page.
LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES: Actor Tom Hanks embraces US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as director Steven Spielberg looks on at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s fundraising gala 28 March 2000 in Los Angeles where she received the organization’s Women of Courage award for her efforts on behalf of breast cancer research and detection, prevention and awareness.
Unbroken and 10 More Great Movies About World War II
Based on the best-selling non-fiction book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand, Angelina Jolie’s acclaimed film “Unbroken” joins a long tradition of cinema’s interest in the intricate details of World War II.
Unlike many of the other films, however, “Unbroken" narrows its focus on the impact that one individual, USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, had on the hearts and minds of hundreds of other people in and around the war. For that reason, the film stands as an interesting look at one of the world’s most fascinating events and individuals.
With “Unbroken“ available on Digital HD now, and arriving on Blu-ray, and DVD on March 24, we’ve put together a list of 10 moregreat movies about World War II that you need to check out.