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Latest Flicks / Armie Hammer comments on Nate Parker, Casey Affleck
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:33:56 pm »

the industry November 20, 2017  10:45 am

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 
When The Hollywood Reporter asked Armie Hammer about the sexual-assault scandal that engulfed Nate Parker’s The Birth of Nation, which Hammer co-starred in last summer, the actor spoke openly about the double standard he saw at work. As Parker was put in director’s jail for a series of non-apologies following the reemergence of a college rape allegation and the victim’s suicide, Casey Affleck won the Oscar for Best Actor despite being sued in 2010 for sexual harassment by two female crew members from I’m Still Here. “I’m not saying Nate should not have been in trouble. I’m saying that they got in different levels of trouble,” Hammer told THR. “And that’s the disparity. It’s like there are two standards for how to deal with someone who has this kind of issue in their past, you know?” Hammer says the rollout of Parker’s college rape allegation was intentional:

The timing of the headlines “was orchestrated for sure,” says Hammer. “There was another person in the industry, who had a competing film for the Academy Awards, who decided to release all of the phone records and information. I’ve been told who did it — by several people.” (Hammer refuses to say who he believes it was.) He thinks the incident reveals a double standard. “Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that,” he says. “But that was when he was 18, and now he’s in directors jail. At the same time, the guy who went and won an Academy Award has three cases of sexual assault against him.”

I ask if he is referring to Casey Affleck, who was sued in 2010 for sexual harassment by two female crewmembers on the set of I’m Still Here and who won the 2016 best actor Oscar for Manchester by the Sea. “Yeah,” he says. (Affleck, in fact, had two civil suits filed against him, both of which were settled out of court and dismissed.) “And [Parker] had one incident — which was heinous and atrocious — but his entire life is affected in the worst possible way. And the other guy won the highest award you can get as an actor. It just doesn’t make sense.”

After Birth of a Nation fizzled, Hammer was invited to join the Academy. “I always open my mouth too much, but f*ck it,” he told THR. “I think I got accepted into the Academy largely because of the way the Birth of a Nation thing was handled.”

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Other Comics / Re: Unworthy
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:09:13 pm »
who is Kratos?

This is just a one-shot annual, right?  I mean, not an ongoing....

I hope it leads to more Priest work, mini-series and one-shots.

Feel The Funk / Cardi B given award in Detroit: Scandal Ensues
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:15:07 pm »
What's up Cardi.  Holler at me when you come back in town.. We can hit up Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles.. go to Belle Isle..  :-* :-* :-*

UPDATE: Who gave the Spirit of Detroit Award to Cardi B?

It was a big weekend for New York-born hip-hop artist Cardi B. She got engaged, and she received a Spirit of Detroit award from Detroit City Council. Both events were a surprise, only one is controversial.

The verified Twitter account for Detroit-born hip-hop artist Kash Doll, who previously received the award, tweeted that she "just thought u had to put work in the city to get it like other artist in Detroit."

The award, as described on the city's website, "can be requested from any Council Member for a person, event or organization being honored for an outstanding achievement or service to the citizens of Detroit."

Cardi B thanked Hot 107.5 FM on Instagram "for making it happen." But Kamal Smith, producer for the station's Morning Heat, said the radio station presented the award, and he doesn't know who may have nominated her, or which city council member was involved.

"We're actually excited that she got it," he said, adding previous recipients such as Xscape, Dru Hill and Bow Wow show that you don't have to be from Detroit to receive it.

He also said Cardi B "is doing a lot for the city that the public may not know," and that she's "actually helping schools." Not every celebrity does good things to take credit in public, he added: "You do it out of the kindness of your heart."

This morning's radio show took calls from listeners on the controversy of whether she deserved it, and Smith said the mix was about 50/50, with some people " a little upset" but others weren't worried about it.

Other Spirit of Detroit recipients include James Robertson, the commuter who garnered international recognition after the Free Press shared his story of walking 21 miles to and from work. And southwest Detroit's Harms Elementary students received the award this spring for the "outstanding and noteworthy accomplishment for being one of the top schools for attendance in Detroit Public Schools Community District on Count Day," according to the Southwest Solutions website.

Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones' office didn't immediately respond to a Free Press request for detail on why -- and by whom -- Cardi B was nominated.

Cardi B performed Oct. 28 at the Masonic Temple. She appears to have received the award a day after Offset, another musician, proposed to her.

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Cardi B's hit "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" is No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after peaking at No. 1 and spending 16 weeks on the chart.

"Cardi B is huge to every audience right now," Smith said. "She's definitely big in the Detroit market."

Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield posted on Facebook that her office wasn't the one that presented the award to Cardi B.


Hell, even Eddie Berganza finally got fired by DC.

And NOBODY thought that was ever going to happen.

So who is this fellow?  I'm really not familiar at all.  How long has he been around?  Has he written much, or has he mainly been an editor?

Other Comics / Re: Bendis is Leaving Marvel for DC
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:06:01 pm »
I read an article saying that he'd be a great person to write minority characters.  That messed with me for a moment.
I was like...huh?

That is because he popularized/created/had control over two of the three biggest POC characters are Marvel (Miles and Cage, third being T'challa).

And tried to create another that will likely go bye bye once he leaves (RiRi)

I'd like to write RiRi.  I think it would be fun.  (Marvel should have a "Be a Writer for a Week!" promotion, sign me up!)  She shouldn't be marginalized.  I think that Marvel has the chance to have their own Static with her.  Seriously.  They should bring her into the cartoons and give her a solo show or have the Champions with her, Ms. Marvel, and the other teens.

This is disgusting and fascinating all at the same time.

Expose them all!  If Bill Cosby can "go down", then why can't the rest?

Latest Flicks / Re: Thor Ragnarok
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:03:47 pm »
great movie.  Lots of fun.

I wanted the final fight with Fenris Wolf and Surtur to be a lot lengthier.  I wanted the Hulk to get some more jabs in, maybe clobber them with a tower or a big chunk of the Bifrost, or the twilight sword.

Fun action sequences.  Glad they explained how Hulk ended up on Sakaar.  Grandmaster lives!  Hopefully he'll show up in the next Avengers movies.

Other Comics / Re: Bendis is Leaving Marvel for DC
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:22:08 pm »
hmm.... if he can give a boost to some of the more obscure folks in their universe, my guess is that editorial will probably appreciate it.  I have no idea who he's partial to, though.  Is there a "Luke Cage" over at DC waiting in the wings?

Hudlin TV / Re: S.W.A.T.
« on: November 12, 2017, 12:12:06 pm »
Watched the first two episodes, believe it or not on the recommendation of my mom, and I actually enjoyed it.

Best of all, they kept the original 70s S.W.A.T. music.

glad to see Shemar Moore headline a major network drama after leaving Criminal Minds.  Hopefully this will last several seasons, become his "CSI"-- I can see "SWAT NY", "SWAT Detroit", Mastrmynd can headline "SWAT ATL"... show love, CBS....

Thunderball is being used?

In the past 15 years or so I've wanted to see a confrontation between he and Luke Cage, and a conversation on what drove this intelligent, accomplished guy (Thunderball) to a life of crime.. racism in the academic world? Childhood bullying?

Other Comics / Re: Bendis is Leaving Marvel for DC
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:39:32 am »
I wish I could write Miles.  Alas, I have zippo experience in writing published comics yet.   ;)

who wrote the Miles prose novel that's out now?  Maybe..

Or also, Mr. Reggie?  Redjack?  Hmm...

I have a feeling that Priest might balk at being offered Miles over Peter Parker.. though I doubt he would mind using him in a group context.  Hmm..

Additionally, I really hope that this doesn't mean that Priest is going to get bumped from his new gig with the Justice League title. I know that DC Editorial are prone to give Mr. Bendis carte blanche, but... well, we'll see where this goes. Maybe he goes to the Batman titles and deals with the street level world.. or maybe he goes cosmic with a green lantern title. we'll see. hopefully he'll create some new minority heroes.

Black Panther / Re: Black Panther in Marvel Legacy
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:39:55 pm »
so what happened to that ancient Black Panther figure in the "original" Avengers 1,000,000 BC that came out?

Other Comics / Re: Thanos
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:28:29 am »
Panther took on the Surfer, so why not!! Yes indeed, make it happen, Priest!

Other Comics / Re: Priest Taking Over Justice League
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:26:19 am »
when do the first issues come out?  Can he use the characters he wants?

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