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It’s always interesting (read: frustrating) to see movies set in the future in which the world is just as heavily centered around white people as the present is. It’s like, really, futuristic YA dystopian franchises? The world hasn’t gotten more diverse in the 100+ years since the early 2000s, and the people of color are still just the fringe characters? National Geographic was lying to us?
It’s this frustration that makes DreamWork’s next project so refreshing. Because Home, a future-set 3D computer animated feature, stars a young black girl as its protagonist.
The film is being described as a ”post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy,” which sounds delightful. Its main character will be voiced by Rihanna, with supporting characters being voiced by people like Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. So far it’s sounding like a winner. Here’s the synopsis:
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.
Though it was a nice step in a lot of ways, The Princess and the Frog wasn’t enough: We need more protagonists of color on those big screens. And yes, we need more animated protagonists of color on those big screens: Media is a major teacher to all of us, especially to young children. For white kids and brown kids alike, Tip is necessary. And from the sounds of it she’ll be a lot of fun, too; the whole thing sounds like a sort of modern Lilo and Stitch.
To see a short prequel to the film that focuses on the alien backstory (so sadly no Tip), we direct you below:
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Colton Burpo's claim that he visited heaven, interacted with Jesus and met long-deceased family members has both inspired the masses and been dismissed by critics. Colton and his parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo, visited TheBlaze to speak of their family’s triumphs & struggles, and Heaven Is for Real, the film of Colton’s story.
Though they’re using Colton’s story for good, they’ve been on the receiving end of criticism. Todd, a pastor, said there are some who simply want them to stop telling their story. “When you actually reach past and you can actually reach some of these people like that it’s just like God saying, ‘You can’t stop,’” he said. “It’s like, ‘No we’re not going to.’”
Todd Burpo said it’s fellow Christians who are sometimes the most vocal, and who say Colton’s story can’t possibly be true. “The atheists, you’re like, I expect that from them, but when you see a person who claims to be a Christian attacking you’re like, ‘This is awful,’” he said.
Todd says his son’s story has never changed and that there are thousands of people in their small town of Imperial, Neb., who would corroborate and defend the details.
who here has gone to heaven and met god or jesus?
Famed vegan Gwyneth Paltrow allowed her two children to splurge during Moses' 8th birthday party at their Brentwood home last Saturday.
The newly separated 41-year-old's son and nine-year-old daughter Apple were welcome to feast on dishes at the Dogtown Dogs food truck, according to UsWeekly.
One of their signature dishes - the 'Trailer Trash' - is an all-beef hot dog topped with beef chili, nacho cheese, and Frito's corn crisps.
The Goop guru also enlisted India Jones Chow Truck, which offers authentic Indian street food for the backyard bash.
"Everything took place in the backyard," the insider tells Us, adding that the set-up of the driveway included blue ombre-faded balloons spelling out the letters "M-O-S-E-S" beside the number "8." The guest list included 20 of Moses' friends and a few of 9-year-old Apple's pals, too.
"Colorful tables were set up everywhere," the eyewitness recalls, "and hula hoops and balls for the kids to play with." Along with the toys, the backyard featured a giant inflatable bounce house in the style of a pirate ship. But that's not all! A magician was also on-site to entertain the kids.
The party ended at around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Some of the guests were spotted leaving in airbrushed T-shirts, designed at the party, which included each kid's name and a design of his or her choice.
None of these look appetizing though
Fave junk food?
Remember popping in a tape cassette of your favorite band into a portable Walkman player? It wasn't that long ago that we all thought a Walkman and a pair of headphones were the ultimate way to listen to music.
In this "Kids React to Walkmans" video by new-media production duo Benny and Rafi Fine -- also known as The Fine Brothers -- kids and teens attempt to figure out the portable cassette player known as the Walkman with mixed results.
"After we covered the rotary phone we wanted to bring something that is more recent technology to see just how far the gap truly was, especially when there are devices like tablets and iPhones now that are a good comparison to things like the portable cassette player to discuss with the kids," Benny Fine told Crave.
In the video, kids and teens alike poke and prod the Walkman, without a clue as to how the portable player actually plays music. The kids also show a similar reaction when handed a plastic cassette tape and asked to put the tape in the Walkman.
"Oh, are these like in the movies?" Krischelle, age 9, asks in the video.
When handed a pair of headphones for the player, one kid smiles and says,"My grandpa has these!"
"On the iPad, you have to go into the Internet, find Pandora, click that thing. You have to make it play, ya know?" Maxim, age 7, says in the video.
While watching this video may make some of us feel ancient, it's important to remind ourselves of the technology from the past so we can appreciate the gadgets of today.
"We find it fascinating as even our whole careers have been made with technology that did not exist even when we were already adults, let alone kids today and just how fast the world can change," Fine told Crave. "It's an important reminder, how we create new things and how it impacts the world, and we should be appreciative of how far we've come, because we really do take it for granted. Think of how quickly we've evolved in just the last few years, or a decade; it's a pretty amazing thing. Honestly, if we gave younger kids even an iPod, they may not fully know how to use it, and the fact it isn't also a phone would make it obsolete to them. Reflection and nostalgia combined -- we love it."
This made me laugh and weep
Jonah From Tonga takes us on an adventurous journey into the life of rebellious schoolboy Jonah Takalua, his family, friends and the crew of teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.
Puck you, sir.
Airing from the 2-4 May!
It was Competitor's Pick on Wednesday night's American Idol, but the dress that Jennifer Lopez was wearing was a nice choice too.
The shapely judge stole the attention as she strolled to the studio in Los Angeles before the seven finalists even got underway.
Jennifer, 44, was clad in an ultra clingy, shiny mustard-yellow frock that fit her like a glove and highlighted her most prominent physical asset - her backside.
In front the material covered her all the way up to her neck, but behind a sexy cut-out allowed glimpses of her shoulder blades and lower back where her golden-brown hair fell in expertly styled waves.
The tight skirt trailed to her knees and featured a slight slit in back to allow an easier stride and in those heels she probably needed it.
Jennifer's nude platform pumps probably added a good four inches to her modest 5 ft 5 frame while giving her dancer's calves a workout in the process.
The star was already wearing her microphone attached to the lower rear part of her dress.
Demi Lovato, who was making a guest appearance on Wednesday's show, was also spotted headed to the stage.
The 21-year-old singer was sporting a half-buzzed, blonde-tipped hairdo along with a black leather jacket, black leather trousers and black stilettos with red soles.
The former X Factor judge got to chat about her Neon Lights tour while serving as an unofficial fourth judge in the seat next to Randy Jackson.
Season 13 is down to seven finalists now, and the show allowed them to pick the songs for their competitors.
Johnny Depp has said that the 23-year age gap between himself and fiancee Amber Heard is not an issue.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star, 50, recently got engaged to Amber, 27, but told Tele 2 Semaines magazine that he didn't think their age difference would cause problems.
According to The Sun, he said: "I've got a lot of life experience, certainly, but I don't feel like I'm looking down on her, or being her mentor. I actually feel like she's the one inspiring me."
Johnny also talked about not getting married to long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, who he was with from 1998 to 2012.
He said: "Sometimes even things that seem simple and obvious are scary. Age, experience and wisdom give us the capacity to move beyond certain stages we didn't dare cross before."
Asked what he would do if he only had a few weeks left to live, he revealed: "I would party every day with all the people I love. I would also take all the substances possible and imaginable."
Got to go to a magical @ingridmusic concert tonight and hear the new album, out now. My favorite is "Wonderful Unknown".— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 17, 2014
“@taylorswift13: If you aren't being sarcastic, thanks!! Also, your vine = LOL” You're cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers! I'm a fan!!— Josh Peck (@PortableShua) April 17, 2014
so who wants to buy me this sweater
Yahoo is considering a series order for "34 and Pregnant," a comedy from Lesley Arfin, a former writer on HBO's "Girls" and MTV's "Awkward." The show is on the shortlist for Yahoo's prospective lineup of big-budget originals, according to multiple sources, but a deal has not been signed. Yahoo is hoping to pick up shows with TV-biz pedigrees to tout at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation for advertisers April 28 in New York. The company is seeking to acquire four 10-episode, half-hour comedies, with budgets of $700,000 to "a few million dollars" per episode, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month.
Reps for Yahoo and Arfin declined to comment. Arfin, whose writing credits also include Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," is repped by WME and managed by Circle of Confusion."34 and Pregnant" is an allusion to MTV's "16 and Pregnant," a reality series about the travails of teen moms, which premiered its sixth season Monday night. Arfin had previously been developing the mom-com for HBO as a digital-only comedy series for HBO Go.
Yahoo has approached several other Hollywood producers, agents and studios seeking high-profile shows that can generate the kind of buzz that subscription VOD players like Netflix and Amazon have seen with their original TV projects. "At some point they said, 'We really need our 'House of Cards,'" according to a senior studio exec who has worked with Yahoo in the past, a directive that came from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
Yahoo chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt is heading up the greenlighting process, and she's said to be focusing on female-friendly comedies like "34 and Pregnant." Mayer put Savitt in charge of the media division after firing COO Henrique de Castro in January. Erin McPherson, formerly Yahoo's head of video who led deals for "Saturday Night Live" and other premium content, left to join Maker Studios.
Yahoo has previously delved into original entertainment programming in shorter-form formats. Last fall it tried to build a comedy block of originals anchored by "SNL," peppered with clips from Comedy Central and The Onion. But it hasn't had a breakout hit since "Burning Love" from Paramount's Insurge Pictures division, a scripted reality-dating parody that had 11 million views for its first season in 2012 and was subsequently picked up by NBCUniversal's E!.
With the NewFronts now two weeks away, Yahoo is running out of time to ink deals for the kinds of prominent TV shows it wants. "They're definitely talking to people, but it's all very slow, very noncommittal," an exec with a digital studio said.
In addition to the primetime-TV projects, the company is trying to recruit big YouTube personalities, sources said, confirming a recent Re/code report. On another front, it has expanded its distribution deal for Vevo's music videos to include the Yahoo Screen website and mobile app.
One significant issue Yahoo has grappled with is how it would recoup the cost of producing multimillion-dollar shows. Yahoo doesn't generate enough video traffic to justify TV-size budgets given the typical rates for ad-supported video, according to a source at one of Yahoo's content partners. "The Yahoo home page, if you look at how it works, there's no place to showcase a half-hour comedy," the exec said.
JOURDAN DUNN has become the newest spokesmodel for Maybelline New York, joining the likes of Christy Turlington, Freja Beha Erichsen and Charlotte Free.
"It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand," Dunn said in a statement. "I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!"
Dunn's first campaign for the brand will be for its Go Extreme mascara, arriving in April. The model is something of an expert at beauty modelling, thanks to her roles as a Burberry Beauty face and her appearance alongside her friend Cara Delevingne in Yves Saint Laurent's recent Touche Éclat television campaign. A regular fixture on the international catwalks, she also appeared on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Miss Vogue.
"Jourdan's look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand," said Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York. "She truly reflects Maybelline's vision of global beauty."
It is not without intention that this year's May 5 Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit theme "Charles James: Beyond Fashion (1906-1978)" is diametrically opposed to last year's raucous and rakish "Punk." Considered one of the few true American couturiers, James perfected the art of the ballgown.
There's no mandate for women, but the Jamesian-style ball gowns are expected to stun -- and make group photos, as well as walking the Met's stairs, challenging. THR hears attendance was booked fast and early: Prada will be represented by brand face Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery; Prabal Gurung by Zoe Saldana; Givenchy by Amanda Seyfried; J. Mendel by Taylor Swift; Diane von Furstenberg by Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn; Tommy Hilfiger by Zooey Deschanel; with Jessica Chastain, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts, Jessica Pare and Allison Williams also attending. Lanvin's Alber Elbaz will be there with a mystery celeb, but not usual house model Emma Stone. According to sources, with less prominent designers, some stars are being paid to attend, flown in first-class, put up in hotel suites … and, of course, there's that steep ticket price.
ONTD, what are your favorite MET Gala looks?
She's a singer and a rapper, the first white woman to appear on the cover of XXL, and an uninformed expert on Aborigines. She has scored three U.K. Top 20 hits but endured the delayed release of her debut album, the optimistically titled The New Classic.Iggy Azalea, in short, understands the vagaries of third tier stardom in the 21st century. "Have you ever wished your life could change?" she asks on "Change Your Life," a collaboration with former label mate T.I. Eleven tracks later the question lingers. Zippy, squeaky, and context-free, The New Classic establishes the Australian artist as a competent rapper with a decent ear for hooks, but that's about it.
The fustiest part of the album is helmed by Norway's The Messengers, the duo responsible for the stuttering, whirring, processed beats and manipulated multi-track harmonies for the likes of Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Pitbull. What that leaves Iggy with is a state of the art 2011 album, designed to compete with the 2014 versions of Nicki Minaj and Rihanna: good luck. Draping her declarations of independence around those beats creates a comic and, if you think about it, depressing poignancy. "The mention of my name cause a media frenzy," she spits on the Stargate-produced "Goddess" to no one in the room over a faint steel drum sample. "Black Widow" even boasts a hook sung by Rita Ora ("I'm gonna love ya until you hate me") that the Norwegian duo might have lifted from their own "Hate That I Love You," with the synth arpeggios nicked straight from the pneumatic EDM they wrote for Ne-Yo's 2010 Libra Scale.
Azalea's gum-chewing vowel elasticity evokes Ke$ha after she reconfigured herself in 2014 as Kesha—a post-peak performer whose hit-chasing smothers her charisma. Call it Clark Kent pretending to be Superman. Charli XCX shows her up something awful on "Fancy," on which Charli's starchy timbre suggests a cheerleader who's won a few fist fights. Watch The Duck's acoustics and beatbox turn "100" into a tepid K'Naan track. Festooned with sirens and sparkles, "Impossible Is Nothing" lays out every admonitory cliché from the Barnes & Noble self-help shelf: she's blazing a path, she won't stop breathing, they'll never see her sleep, although "haters hang from your neck like ascots" is pretty good if you forget that ascots are tied and tucked rather than hung as if they were, I dunno, rosaries or something.
It's conceivable that Azalea needed to release this damn thing before moving on to projects she doesn't turn into dunking booths for the obliging guest MCs. But I hear few indications in The New Classic of ambition existing apart from the itch for celebrity.
4 out of 10
God bless us, every one! It's April 17th, which means it's the cinephile's version of Christmas, because today sees the announcement of the line-up for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, still the biggest and most prestigious international fest in the calendar. Rumors have been flying for a few weeks now, and we've known for a while that the festival would open with Nicole Kidman-starrer "Grace Of Monaco," in which the Oscar-winner plays legendary star-turned-princess Grace Kelly, but now the full festival line-up has been announced, and it looks pretty promising.
Among the hotly-tipped movies that have been confirmed this morning are David Cronenberg's inside-Hollywood tale "Maps To The Stars" starring Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williamsand Robert Pattinson, "The Rover," "Animal Kingdom" helmer David Michod's apocalyptic follow-up, also starring Pattinson along with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy (which is a Midnight Screening rather than in-competition as expected), Olivier Assayas'"Sils Maria," with Juliette Binoche, Chloe Moretz and Kristen Stewart, and the Dardennes' "Two Days One Night" starring Marion Cotillard.
As for the rest of the line-up? Well, Bennett Miller's hotly-tipped "Foxcatcher," starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, might be the hottest ticket, though a lot of eyes will be on "The Search," Michel Hazavanicius' follow-up to his Oscar-winning "The Artist." Cannes favorites like Mike Leigh, Ken Loach andNuri Bilge Ceylan are back with "Mr. Turner," "Jimmy's Hall" and the three-hour-plus "Winter Sleep" respectively while Tommy Lee Jones returns with Western "The Homesman," and Jean-Luc Godard makes a long-awaited competition comeback with the 3D "Goodbye To Language." Atom Egoyan and Ryan Reynoldsare teaming up for "Captives," while Xavier Dolan cracks the competition for the first time with "Mommy." We're also getting fashion biopic "Saint Laurent" starring Gaspard Ulliel and Lea Seydoux, Naomi Kawase's "Still The Water" and a new film from "Elena" helmer Andrey Zvyagintsev.
Meanwhile, DreamWorks blockbuster "How To Train Your Dragon 2" gets an out-of-competition screening, as does Zhang Yimou's new one "Coming Home." Alongside "The Rover" in the Midnight Screening section is Mads Mikkelsen-starring Western "The Salvation" and "The Target," a Korean remake of "Point Blank." Meanwhile, Un Certain Regard looks strong, with Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" probably the headliner, alongside "Amour Fou" from "Lourdes" director Jessica Hausner, Pascale Ferran's 'Bird People" with "The Good Wife" star Josh Charles, and TIFF veteran "Eleanor Rigby" with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, among others.
There's more to come still (at least one out-of-competition film to be announced next week, plus the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight line-ups), but it all looks pretty good to us. The festival runs from May 14th to May 25th, and myself and Jessica Kiang have already started to fight about who's going to see what.
"Captives" (Canada) dir. Atom Egoyan - 1h43m
"Foxcatcher" (U.S.A.) dir. Bennett Miller - 2h10m
"Goodbye To Language" (France) dir. Jean-Luc Godard - 1h10m
"The Homesman" (U.S.A./France) dir. Tommy Lee Jones - 2h02m
"Jimmy's Hall" (U.K) dir. Ken Loach - 1h46m
"Leviathan" (Russia) dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev - 2h20m
"Maps To The Stars" (Canada) dir. David Cronenberg -
"The Marvel" (Italy) dir. Alice Rohrwacher -1h50m
"Mommy" (Canada) dir. Xavier Dolan - 2h20m
"Mr. Turner" (U.K) dir. Mike Leigh - 2h29m
"Saint Laurent" (France) dir. Bertrand Bonello -- 2h15m
"The Search" (France) dir. Michel Hazavanicius - 2h40m
"Sils Maria" (France) dir. Olivier Assayas - 2h03m
"Still The Water" (Japan) dir. Naomi Kawase - 1h50m
"Timbuktu" dir. Abderrahmane Sissako - 1h40m
"Two Days One Night" (Belgium) dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes - 1h35m
"Wild Tales" (Argentina) dir. Damian Szifron - 1h55m
"Winter Sleep" (Turkey) dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 3h16m
"Grace Of Monaco" (U.S.A./France) dir. Olivier Dahan - 1h43m
Out Of Competition:
"Coming Home" (China) dir. Zhang Yimou - 1h51m
"How To Train Your Dragon 2" (U.S.A.) dir. Dean DeBlois - 1h45m
Un Certain Regard:
"Amour Fou" (dir. Jessica Hausner) - 1h36m
"Bird People" (dir. Pascale Ferran) - 2h07m
"The Blue Room" (dir. Mathieu Amalric) - 1h15m
"Charlie's Country" (dir. Rolf De Heer) - 1h48m
"Eleanor Rigby" (dir. Ned Benson) - 1h59m
"Fantasia" (dir. Wang Chao) - 1h25m
"A Girl At My Door" (dir. July Jung) - 1h59m
"Harcheck mi Headro" (dir. Keren Yedaya) - 1h35m
"Jauja" (dir. Lisandro Alonso) - 1h41m
"Lost River" (dir. Ryan Gosling) - 1h45m
"The Misunderstood" (dir. Asia Argento) - 1h43m
"Party Girl" (dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis) - 1h35m
"Run" (dir. Philippe Lacote) - 1h40m
"Salt Of The Earth" (dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado) - 1h40m
"Snow In Paradise" (dir. Andrew Hulme) - 1h28m
"Titli" (dir. Kanu Behl) - 2h04m
"Tourist" (dir. Ruben Ostlund) - 2h
"Unhappy Youth" (dir. Jaime Rosales) - 1h40m
"Xenia" (dir. Panos Koutras) - 2h03m
"The Rover" (dir. David Michod) - 1h40m
"The Salvation" (dir. Kristian Levring) - 1h30m
"The Target" (dir. Chang) - 1h39m
"Bridges Of Sarajevo" (anthology film) - 1h50m
"Caricaturists: Fantasies Of Democracy" (dir. Stephanie Valloatto) - 1h46m
"Eau Argentee" (dir. Mohammed Ossana) - 1h50m
"Les Gens Du Monde" (dir. Yves Yeuland) - 25m
"Maidan" (dir. Sergei Loznitsa) - 2h
"Red Army" (dir. Polsky Gabe) - 1h25m