Celebrities React to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ Music Video — and Love the Embrace of Stretch Marks

Kendrick Lamar’s new “Humble” music video has gotten rave reviews — and not just because it’s another fire song. With his latest visual piece, the rapper prompted a celebration of natural beauty with his body-positive message and embrace of stretch marks. In his salute, Lamar vocalizes his distaste for retouched images and further emphasizes his point when he looks admiringly at a woman sans makeup with her stretch marks on full display (at 1:44). He raps: “I’m so f–king sick and tired of the Photoshop / Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor / Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.” Many fans gave Lamar… Read More

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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (Screen Talk: Episode 142) – CinemaCon 2017 Highlights and Cannes Predictions

Every year, conversations about the future of film distribution change a little bit. New players like Netflix and Amazon complicate an ever-evolving range of release strategies, while major studios struggle to adapt. This year, Anne Thompson went to CinemaCon in Las Vegas and heard a lot of different perspectives on the state of the theatrical marketplace. That’s the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk. Thompson and Eric Kohn also debate possible selections form the upcoming Cannes lineup. Listen to the full episode above. Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound… Read More

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Amber Heard Claims She Was ‘Sexploited’ By Unauthorized Body-Double Nude Scene

Amber Heard claims she is the victim of sexploitation due to the alleged unauthorized use of a nude body double in the film London Fields. In November, Heard was sued for $10 million by London Fields producer Christopher Hanley and the production company Nicola Six for breach of contract after she allegedly failed to “perform certain acting services” — including in several nude scenes. In the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Hanley also accuses Heard of failing to comply with her publicity contract by refusing to attend the 2015 Toronto Film Festival premiere of the film, which has yet to be released. But Heard shot back on Thursday, filing a… Read More

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Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez Shifted From Film as Local Critic Positions Continue to Disappear

Having worked at the Miami Herald for over 20 years, Rene Rodriguez has now left his position as the newspaper’s film critic. In a move defined by the Miami Herald managing editor Rick Hirsch, as “made to reflect what our audience is telling us about the news they value the most,” the Miami Herald is now without a full-time critic. According to The Miami New Times, the paper will continue to publish reviews written by local writers, but there are currently no plans to fill Rodriguez’s vacant position. Rodriguez will remain at the Herald, but will be reassigned to a local news beat. READ MORE: Why Barry Jenkins’ Second Home… Read More

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Reissued George Bowering novella a sheer pleasure

A Short Sad Book, by George Bowering. Republished by New Star Books, 2017. [PNG Merlin Archive] ” data-medium-file=”http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=194″ data-large-file=”http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=640″ src=”http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=194&h=300″ alt=”” width=”194″ height=”300″ srcset=”http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=194&h=300 194w, http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=388&h=600 388w, http://wpmedia.vancouversun.com/2017/03/a-short-sad-book-by-george-bowering-republished-by-new-sta.jpeg?w=97&h=150 97w” sizes=”(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px”> A Short Sad Book by George Bowering New Star Books Our dark times could use more than a little humour – humour of the gentle, teasing kind, rather than the bleak and cynical take-downs that fill our laptop, TV and cellphone screens these days. That need for open, questioning humour is one reason why New Star Books should be congratulated for reissuing this 1970s landmark novel by George Bowering. Another would be the sheer pleasure of Bowering’s… Read More

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