Hosting Renewal Donation Drive
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Jul 19, 2022

Hosting Renewal Donation Drive

Hello, everyone!

As you know, we to need renew hosting and domain annually. The deadline for hosting renewal is 1 month from now and so far we’ve gathered about US$ 76 (without discounting the PayPal fees).

You can check below the previous mass updates that we have done over the years. We really need your help to keep the site alive and if we can’t make the deadline, we’ll have to close the site for good.

We understand times are tough, but that’s the only way to keep the site online. You can use the buttons below or the ones in the sidebar. Any help is appreciated.

 






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You can click each images to view previous mass updates:

April 2017 update

August 2017 update

September 2017 update

December 2017 update

May 2018 update

August 2018 update

December 2018 update

May 2019 update

May 2020 update

May 2021 update

May 2022 update

77th Venice Film Festival – Day 2 – Amants Red Carpet Photos
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Sep 3, 2020

77th Venice Film Festival – Day 2 – Amants Red Carpet Photos

Cate attended the Red Carpet premiere of “Amants” today at the 77th Venice Festival. She wore a different version of the dress she wore for the BAFTAs in 2016, this time with pants instead of a skirt. Beautiful work from Alexander McQueen. Pictures below, enjoy!


77th Venice Film Festival – Photocall and Opening Ceremony Photos
Posted on
Sep 3, 2020

77th Venice Film Festival – Photocall and Opening Ceremony Photos

Here are photos from the 77th Venice Festival Jury Photocall and Opening Ceremony, enjoy!


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Hosting Renewal Donation Drive
Posted on
Aug 10, 2020

Hosting Renewal Donation Drive

Happy Monday, everyone.

It’s August, which means we have our annual hosting renewal coming in 12 days, and we’re 2/3 shorts. We need about US$ 300 for the whole year and the donations received cover up to US$ 100.
I, Annie, cannot afford to renew the host myself, and if I can get donations, I’ll have to close the site by January.

I’d like to thank Marilan, Frauke, Rubyfruit and Sarah for their donations.

Here is the donation link.

You can also use the button on the sidebar or the button below.









Thank you, and have a great week!

Mrs. America Screen Captures – Episode 1 to 7
Posted on
May 20, 2020

Mrs. America Screen Captures – Episode 1 to 7

I’ve added Screen Captures from Episodes 1 to 7, below are previews and links to each individual episode:




Mrs. America Episode 8 Preview and Articles
Posted on
May 20, 2020

Mrs. America Episode 8 Preview and Articles

Hello everyone! I’m bringing some Mrs. America updates. First I’d like to thank Frauke, RubyFruit and Sarah for their donations torwards renewing the host for another year, thank you very much!

Here’s the preview for tomorrow’s episode of Mrs. America titled “Houston”


An interview with Dahvi Waller, the creator of the series, from LA Times:

Dahvi Waller and the story behind ‘Mrs. America’

Multiple perspectives shine through in “Mrs. America,” the new FX miniseries on Hulu that centers around the 1970s fight for the Equal Rights Amendment. The creator of the series, Dahvi Waller, grappled with how to bring such a tense and historical movement to television in the 21st century.

“I think every writer who writes a period drama of any kind grapples with how to remove that modern-day lens that we just automatically have,” Waller told Times film writer Mark Olsen for “The Reel” podcast. “We were grappling with: How are we going to explain what the hell the ratification process is to American audiences? It’s so not intuitive.”

Waller is no stranger to historical television: She was previously a writer on the critically acclaimed series “Mad Men.” But she tells Olsen it was challenging to structure this series in particular.

“I spent a lot of time on newspapers.com reading newspaper articles from the 1970s,” she said. “Really getting inside the mind of these women back then. How they spoke about the movement, how they spoke about each other and themselves.”

Waller says it was important for her to explain the roles that each character played and how exactly they each fit into the movement of the time.

“This is very much an ensemble piece. It’s not a biopic. It’s not a biopic of Phyllis Schlafly. It’s not a biopic of Gloria Steinem. It really is an ensemble,” she said. “What I really wanted to do with this series is show there’s so many different ways to be a woman and there’s so many different definitions of womanhood and there’s so much diversity that sisterhood and womanhood isn’t monolith. And I thought, the best way to really dramatize that was to have these multiple perspectives.”

One standout and somewhat controversial performance in “Mrs. America” involves Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-feminist conservative who sought to dismantle the Equal Rights Amendment.

“Well, first I question if they got to the end of the series,” Waller says in response to reviews that her show is too sympathetic toward Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett. “If you want to anticipate and be prepared for the next backlash, because there will always be a backlash any time there’s a movement forward in this country, you need to understand why leaders like Phyllis Schlafly got such a big following. You have to understand her appeal. And if you’re not rooting for her, or you don’t find her sympathetic, you will not understand why she appealed to thousands of politically conservative women.”

Of course, on the other side was the women’s movement, full of feminist leaders fighting for change. Where the opposition was led by one singular character, Schlafly, the women’s movement had multiple leaders. Waller felt it was essential to represent all of them onscreen.

“I wanted each of them to have their due,” she said. “I didn’t think it was honest to portray only one of them as the sole leader and tell the story from only one of their points of view.”

Listen to his full podcast below:

Other interesting articles about the story:

Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett do virtual reading of James and the Giant Peach
Posted on
May 19, 2020

Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett do virtual reading of James and the Giant Peach

Oh, what a fun project!

Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tessa Thompson, Eddie Redmayne and others also join in on the fun reading Roald Dahl’s famous kids book to raise money for charity.

If you’ve ever wanted Thor, Doctor Strange or Valkyrie to personally read to you a classic children’s book during lockdown, you’re in luck.

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi is teaming up with plenty of well-known actors, comedians and celebrities to read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in a new YouTube series called James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends for charity.

The famous folks involved in the new web series include Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Mindy Kaling, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Meryl Streep, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde, Ruth Wilson, Billy Porter, Ben Schwartz, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Cullum, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Roman Griffin Davis, Cara Delevingne, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Gad, and Archie Yates.

James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends will be asking for donations to help raise money for Partners In Health. The Roald Dahl Story Company and their partners will be matching every single donation.

“Being an adult child myself and having read James and the Giant Peach to my girls multiple times, I’m excited to be able to partner with my friends, the Dahl team and Partners In Health and re-tell this story to help those most in need right now,” Waititi said in a statement on Monday. “This wacky, wonderful tale is about resilience in children, triumph over adversity, and dealing with a sense of isolation which couldn’t be more relevant today.”

The first two episodes are already live. Episode one features Waititi, Kroll, Liam and Chris Hemsworth, while episode two stars Waititi, Cumberbatch and Streep.

These episodes are a blast to watch, not just because these award-winning actors are really good at reading the book in an entertaining way, but their constant joking around with each other makes you feel like you’re part of a hilarious Zoom video conference call.

New episodes will go live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The series will consist of 10 episodes in total.

You can watch the first two episodes below:


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Winter TCA Tour – FX Panel for Mrs. America – Photos
Posted on
Jan 10, 2020

Winter TCA Tour – FX Panel for Mrs. America – Photos

Cate attended the panel for FX’ Mrs. America today at the Winter TCA Tour. Photos and an article below:




“Mrs. America” star Cate Blanchett might be portraying Phyllis Schlafly, the real-life conservative activist famous for outspoken opposition to women’s equality, the equal rights amendment, the right to an abortion, and same sex marriage. But as she told reporters Thursday during the show’s TCA panel, she didn’t set out to demonize her.

Blanchett told reporters how she found the humanity in the late political figure, whose ideologies were in direct opposition to much of Hollywood then and now, Thursday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

“I don’t believe in demonizing anybody. My agreement or disagreement, my personal political persuasions — I couldn’t be less interested in folding into a character,” she said.

According to the Blanchett, drama is “a place where you can flesh someone out.”

“Even in Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln,’ there’s a lot of invention there. You’ve got the letters, you’ve got the actual facts of what took place. But what went on behind the scenes you have to invent,” she said. “So at a certain point, you have to go where the character fits into the story, because you are describing a particular movement in time. “

She also pointed out that “no one is perfect.”

“The way you create ambiguity and juxtaposition in a character is to simply borrow two contradictory thoughts or actions, butt them together, and then present them to an audience,” she said. “We’re all full of contradictions and hypocrisies. No one is perfect, including Phyllis — although her hair was mostly always perfect.”

“But it is a challenge, I think, when you’re playing a figure who is so polarizing,” Blanchett continued. “In the end, how polarizing she became was the very thing that prevented her from getting in place in Reagan’s cabinet. It was definitely a challenge to find those nuances and not to play one note. But that comes from the script and the other actors you’re working with because in the end you just have to play those situations in a human way. Because she’s a human.”

Article Via: TheWrap

Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date
Posted on
Jan 10, 2020

Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date

Mrs. America is set to be released on Hulu on April 15.

Here is the synopsis:

Mrs. America recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.” Through the eyes of the women of the era, the FX series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape.

And the trailer: