A week or so after cranky dinosaur Steven Spielberg threw a Hollywood power broker version of a toddler’s tantrum over Netflix movies being in the running for Oscars, he appears to be changing his tune. Steven and Ted Sarandos, the head of Netflix, were seen meeting at a members-only club where they probably talked about how they can kiss and make-up and be friends.
Cinema purist and Carl’s Jr detractor Steven Spielberg isn’t about Netflix being in the Oscar-contending feature films business. (He obviously never saw Bird Box which was goddamn robbed this year.) Along with other members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and several film studios, he was chagrined over Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma (which Netflix paid for) getting nominated for Best Picture this year. So he’s on a campaign to make sure flicks on streaming services can’t qualify for Oscars. What a grouch.
There’s rich, and then there’s Yoda rich. It’s that time of year again when Forbes pokes the hornet’s nest in Hollywood and drops who has the most zeroes in their checking account. Everyone in the top 10 must be pissed because all of them now have a target on their backs for the next time Lindsay Lohan needs bail money. People may not have liked the latest Star Wars movie, but George Lucas DGAF. That Disney check cleared, and his ass can pave his driveway with cash. The rest of the top 10 is kind of expected with the exception of Kris Jenner’s “self-made” daughter, Kylie Jenner, being a new presence. Barf.
Grab your nearest box of tissues (or extra long sleeves should you be out of tissues), because the snot-crying is inevitably set to start up again. It’s been announced that the Color Purple movie musical adaptation is a sure thing. No, not the musical biopic of Prince‘s life post Purple Rain. The OTHER purple masterpiece that was a Tony award winning musical based on an Oscar nominated movie based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book. Are you still following? The Color Purple is now being turned into a movie based on the musical based on the movie based on the book. Oh, Hollywood- you really know how to milk a good thing when you see it!
Even if Steven Spielberg is a gazillionaire movie director, you best not try to capitalize off his name in punny tomfoolery, or he will come for you with a social media cease and desist! There’s nothing that gets me going like some wordplay, which is probably why I weighed 900 pounds as a kid from eating so many Cheesecake Factory “glamburgers.” Alas, Steven isn’t here for that, so he’s put the kibosh on a Carl’s Jr. burger that was to be named in his honor. Continue reading
Ready or not, it sounds like America is getting a remake of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Broadway World reports that a casting call has gone out for the project, confirming long standing rumors that nothing is sacred.