(Some of) The Best Supporting Characters Ever Created
Our favorite movies and tv shows just wouldn’t be as cult as they are today without them. That’s why we decided it was about time to pay homage to the actors and writers who brought to life (some of) the best supporting characters ever. Dwight Schrute It’s hard to imagine The Office (US) without the unreserved, diabolical beet farmer and salesman, Dwight Schrute. After all, what would Pam and Jim do all day if they didn’t have their stiff colleague to pull pranks on? (Which, incidentally, make for many of the greatest scenes in the Emmy-winning NBC series.) Portrayed by Rainn Wilson, the character is based on Gareth Keenan (played…
LGBTQ Characters are More Underrepresented in Major Hollywood Movies than Ever
Advocacy group GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) released its 6th annual Studio Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBTQ people in films released by the 7 largest motion picture studios and their subsidiaries during the 2017 calendar year - and the results are far from satisfactory.
The Obamas Will Now Produce Content for Netflix
If you were wondering what was next on the power couple's agenda, you probably did not see that one coming. Although the deal has been rumored for months, Netflix has now officially announced that Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year contract with the streaming giant to "produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features," according to a recent press release.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Fans who missed the charmingly cynical Han Solo can rejoice, the bad boy is back! (Just not during the same timeline, which is fine given that the Star Wars universe spin-off Han Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the turbulent early years of the smuggler turned hero.) Cursed with reports and rumors that affected its reputation even before the movie was released in theater (like, Ehrenreich needing an acting coach to correct his said poor performance, editor Chris Dickens being replaced with Pietro Scalia and, of course, Chris Miller & Phil Lord getting fired for "creative differences") Solo is far from a masterpiece but turns out to be much more satisfactory than suspicious minds would have expected.