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Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth

With many in the LGBT fearing what a Trump presidency means for the progress made in terms of gay rights, marriage, and more under President Barack Obama, it’s a reminder that the fight is far from over. In fact, it has been going on for decades, and the upcoming ABC event series “We We Rise” documents the battles that have brought us to where we are today. Penned by Dustin Lance Black (“Milk“), executive produced by Gus Van Sant (who also directed the two-hour series premiere), and starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Kenneth Williams, David Hyde Pierce, and many more, the show will chronicle the journey of gay rights activism starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Continue reading First Trailer For Gus Van Sant’s Miniseries ‘When We Rise’ Starring Guy Pearce & Mary-Louise Parker Fights For LGBT Rights at The Playlist.

Sometimes you’re not really sure what kind of movie you have on your hands until an audience reacts to it, and that seems to be the case with the upcoming “The Comedian.” “I saw the movie as a dark drama with some comedy,” director Taylor Hackford told EW, “but then we tested it with an audience, and they really laughed hard. So better to call it a dark comedy with drama.” READ MORE: Robert De Niro’s Jokes Ain’t Funny In ‘The Comedian’ [Review] Starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann, the story follows an aging comic, who is sentenced to community service and finds new life in a friendship with a young woman. Continue reading Robert De Niro Hits The Stage In First Trailer For ‘The Comedian’ at The Playlist.

With “Silence” finally seeing the light of day on the big screen in about a month’s time, it’s worth remembering the film is not the only project Martin Scorsese has been developing for years. In the background for quite some time, the filmmaker has been keeping an eye on “Sinatra,” a biopic about Ol’ Blue Eyes. Early on, Phil Alden Robinson (“Field Of Dreams,” “Sneakers“) had penned a draft of the script, and Scorsese had named Al Pacino as his choice to play Sinatra in his older years, with Robert De Niro as Dean Martin. Continue reading Michael Chabon Says Martin Scorsese’s ‘Sinatra’ Movie Is Dead, Author Has Netflix True-Crime Series In The Works at The Playlist.

With each day seeming to bring a new, apocalyptic vision of what the United States under Trump might look like, it seems everyone is growing increasingly appreciative of the eight years President Barack Obama has spent in the White House. But before he got there, he was just another young man trying to find his way and the upcoming “Barry” chronicles the years when he was just a student seeing where life would lead next. Continue reading Barack Obama Finds His Way In New Trailer For Biopic ‘Barry’ at The Playlist.

Another weekend with more evidence that Hollywood’s box office tracking system is about as accurate as throwing darts blindfolded and seeing where it lands. It was only a few days ago that pundits were excitedly predicting that “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” would open to $90 million this weekend, but alas, the numbers are a lot smaller. The first entry in a five film franchise, the “Harry Potter” spinoff debuted with $75 million. Continue reading ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Makes Magic At The Multiplex [Box Office] at The Playlist.

With westerns riding back on the big screen in greater numbers, we’re starting to see some twists on the standard genre formula. Feminist perspectives are breaking through in films like “Jane Got A Gun,” and though that picture faced an uphill battle to get made, the revenge story told through the eyes of a woman is not often seen in contemporary oaters. And that flavor is present in “Brimstone.” Starring Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice Van Houten, and Kit Harrington, director Martin Koolhoven‘s film follows a young woman who meets a fate of Biblical proportions when a preacher crosses her path. Continue reading Beware Of False Prophets In First Trailer For Western ‘Brimstone’ With Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce & Kit Harington at The Playlist.

Few actresses have had near instant ascension that Emilia Clarke has already achieved in her career. She arrived almost out of nowhere to great acclaim as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game Of Thrones,” and outside of the blockbuster series she’s had mixed success with a role in the underrated “Dom Hemingway,” co-starring in this summer’s sleeper hit “Me Before You,” and playing Sarah Connor in the failed franchise reboot “Terminator Genisys.” Now, she’s getting ready to go to a galaxy far, far way. Continue reading Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff at The Playlist.

Few actresses have had near instant ascension that Emilia Clarke has already achieved in her career. She arrived almost out of nowhere to great acclaim as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game Of Thrones,” and outside of the blockbuster series she’s had mixed success with a role in the underrated “Dom Hemingway,” co-starring in this summer’s sleeper hit “Me Before You,” and playing Sarah Connor in the failed franchise reboot “Terminator Genisys.” Now, she’s getting ready to go to a galaxy far, far way. Continue reading Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff at The Playlist.

Gearing up to win over many moviegoer hearts when it opens next month, “La La Land” is one of the most hotly anticipated films left to be released this year. And that’s made more remarkable by the fact that it’s not a big blockbuster tentpole, or the latest effort from an acclaimed, veteran auteur. Instead, it’s a modestly budgeted, original musical from rising filmmaker Damien Chazelle, featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at their most appealing. Continue reading Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Sing “City Of Stars” From ‘La La Land,’ Plus Full Soundtrack Details Revealed at The Playlist.

A couple years back, Yann Demange was hot in Hollywood and with good reason, as he had just impressed everybody with the visceral ” ’71” starring Jack O’Connell. And while director didn’t leap right away to a new project, his name certainly around town, and he was attached to helm the corrupt cop documentary “The Seven Five.” Now he’s got another tale of moral duplicity on deck, coupled with a big name star. Continue reading Matthew McConaughey To Star In ‘White Boy Rick’ For ’71’ Director Yann Demange at The Playlist.