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Review: Professor Marston and The Wonder Women (2017)

This year has been a very important year for Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins’ sensational and critically acclaimed Wonder Woman broke box office records for a female directed picture and has got the ball rolling for future comic book movies led by female characters. As well as this the Dceu’s other big release this year Justice League (in cinemas now) has also, according to some, been carried by the character’s appearance and many are in fact saying that Wonder Woman has become the saviour of the Dceu. However, outside of this page to screen world of franchise building, this thoroughly interesting Bio-Drama looks at the man and women behind the super heroine and gives us all a very different take on the material.

A creation of American Psychologist William Moulton Marston (played here by Luke Evans), Wonder Woman became a legend in comic book lore but this film goes
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees
Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.”

In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five nominations apiece. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

The motion picture nominations went to “Detroit,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Marshall,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” “Detroit” also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside “Last Flag Flying,” “Mudbound,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” and “Wind River.”

Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” are nommed for drama series, vying with Starz’s “Power,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” and WGN’s now-canceled “Underground.” The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s “Ballers,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Dear White People,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.”

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is set to host the Jan. 15 ceremony, to air live on TV One.
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Netflix picks up Super-Normal starring Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Daisy Ridley

Last month it was announced that Josh Gad would be reuniting with his Beauty and the Beast co-star Luke Evans and Murder on the Orient Express cast mate Daisy Ridley for the superhero project Super-Normal, and now comes word that Netflix has snapped up the rights to the feature film.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, Super-Normal is described as “a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”, and is based on an original idea by Gad, with a script from Aaron and Jordan Kandel (Moana). Gad and Evans are set to serve as executive producers on Super-Normal along with Jonathan Eirich and Dan Lin.

Gad and Ridley can currently be seen in theaters in Murder on the Orient Express, with Ridley also reprising her role as Rey next month for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Evans last appeared in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,
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Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project

Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project
Netflix has picked up movie rights to the “Super-Normal” project with Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, and Luke Evans attached to star.

Gad is producing the project, described as a subversive take on the superhero genre, with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures. Evans is executive producing.

The sibling writing team of Aaron and Jordan Kandell are attached to write the script. Gad originated the idea and developed with the Kandells and Evans.

Gad stars with Ridley on “Murder on the Orient Express” and with Evans on the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” Ryan Halprin is overseeing for Lin Pictures.

Lin is a producer on “It,” both Sherlock Holmes movies, and on the three Lego movies for Warner Bros. He’s also a producer on “Death Note,” which Netflix released in August.

Ridley will be seen next in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and in the thriller “Chaos Walking” with Tom Holland.

Evans stars in
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How movies brought polyamory into the mainstream

Non-monogamous relationships used to be portrayed as disastrous in film. But with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, is there a shift towards greater acceptance?

Last week, a very different period drama hit cinemas. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women concerns a real-life love story between a professor and his academic wife – and their teaching student, Olive. From the late 1920s onwards, they begin sharing a workplace, a bed, a home and eventually a family.

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Professor Marston And The Wonder Women review

The story of Wonder Woman's creator comes to the screen. Here's our review of Professor Marston And The Wonder Women...

Hot on the heels on Patty Jenkins’ box office smashing Wonder Woman comes the biopic of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston and the two women who inspired him to create the comic book hero.

The central story follows Marston and his wife’s unconventional relationship with Olive Byrne. Byrne started as a teaching assistant for the Marstons and became the third person in their marriage. The film explores the themes that became key in the Wonder Woman comics - empowered women, truth and the trio’s penchant for a bit of bondage.

Rebecca Hall is incredibly watchable as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Luke Evans (who was very generously cast, just wait for the pictures at the end) is a bit dull, Bella Heathcote looks distractingly like Heather Graham
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8 Lgbt Filmmakers Who Are Having a Great Year

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8 Lgbt Filmmakers Who Are Having a Great Year
As we gear up for an awards season ripe with many quality queer films, it’s important to remember smaller successes who may get lost in the shuffle. Lgbt-themed film festivals Outfest and Frameline kicked off the summer, while New York’s own NewFest wrapped up last week. It’s always thrilling to see a gay film get awards attention, like the kind lavished on Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and foreign language contender “Bpm (Beats Per Minute).” But it’s been a banner year for nuanced queer films across the board, and especially ones from queer-identified filmmakers.

From up-and-comers making splashy debuts, to longtime favorites who have stepped up their game, the filmmakers on this list represent a varied swath of not only the Lgbt spectrum, but vastly different artistic styles. That means they have the potential to reach different audiences — and open up perspectives across demographics.
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Video: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Clips

There are two new clips from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. The first Dr Marston’s wife encourages him to play away from home and the second sees Bella Heathcote don a Wonder Woman outfit.

Based on the true story of Wonder Women creator Dr William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) and the women who inspired his creation, his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their mutual lover Olive (Bella Heathcote).

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women hits cinemas 10th November. Check out the clips above and below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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New Clip For ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Arrives Ahead Of UK Release

Bella Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, Luke Evans as Dr. William Marston and Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Marston in Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, an Annapurna Pictures release.Credit: Claire Folger / Annapurna Pictures

Sony Pictures UK has released a brand new clip from their upcoming release Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which opens in the UK at the end of next week. Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton and Oliver Platt are amongst the cast.

A superhero origin tale unlike any other, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic feminist superhero Wonder Woman. While Marston’s groundbreaking character was pilloried by censors for its sexual frankness, he was living a secret life that was equally controversial. Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman were his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and their mutual lover Olive Byrne,
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Video: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Clip

A clip from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women has arrived. It sees Dr William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) pitching his idea for a female comic book hero to his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and mutual lover Olive (Bella Heathcote). Needless to say, they don’t seem very impressed.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr Marston to create the iconic superhero Wonder Woman. The self-empowered women in his life, wife Elizabeth and mutual lover Olive, who defied social conventions.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women arrives in cinemas 10th November. Check out the clip above and let us know your thoughts below.
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Tweetweek and the Wonder Women

Hooray. SquareSpace has fixed their Twitter problem so now tweets can be displayed properly again. Essentially we like doing these roundups for two reasons. One, it's easy to miss good stuff on twitter in the presence of an endless stream of stuff. Two, some of you don't use twitter and are probably more sane for it but you shouldn't be denied seeing amusing, insightful, or otherwise shareable brief thoughts on topics both deafening and underdiscussed.

And while we're on the topic of underdiscussed...

Thoroughly enjoyed Rebecca Hall as a sexy stick in the mud in Professor Marston & the wonder women. pic.twitter.com/N6L9a9Lpf6

— Murtada (@ME_Says) October 20, 2017

Wholly agree with Murtada on this one! I'm sad that we didn't give Professor Marston and the Wonder Women its due here at Tfe. Maybe when it hits DVD or streaming we can all dig in together? Surprisingly solid
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Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenLuke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenAdriana Floridia10/26/2017 10:02:00 Am

If you haven't heard the true story about the creators of Wonder Woman, chances are you won't believe it.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women lands in theatres in perfect timing, just after Wonder Woman itself became the biggest phenomenon of the year. The film, directed by Angela Robinson, tells the story of William Moulton Marston, the man who gave us our first woman superhero. You may not know that Marston was a psychologist and the inventor of the lie detector, or that in the 1930s, he was living in a polyamorous relationship with two equally brilliant women, his wife Elizabeth, and their lover Olive.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a refreshingly told biopic, that never judges its characters,
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What 'Professor Marston' Misses About Wonder Woman's Origins (Guest Column)

Christie Marston is the granddaughter of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Holloway Marston, who are portrayed in the new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. It's been established that William had a relationship with both his wife Elizabeth and Olive Byrne, who lived with them. But the film depicts Elizabeth Marston and Byrne, who continued to live together after William Moulton Marston's death, as also having had a sexual relationship, something others have also said there is evidence for, but which the creator's granddaughter takes issue with. (You can read writer/director Angela Robinson's thoughts on crafting the...
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Goodbye Christopher Robin – Review

And once more we dive into the overflowing sea of films “inspired by true events”, though it has a touch of the “biopic”. Much as with the recent Mark Felt and Thurgood Marshall movies, it doesn’t offer a “cradle to grave” overview of the person’s life. But it certainly covers a bigger “chunk” than those flicks, going from the first World War to the second. Plus, it can considered an “origin” story of a favorite popular culture icon as with last weekend’s Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (still miffed that it wasn’t shown to the press), and like the princess, one that’s still very favored by the younger set, starring in a still steady stream of feature films (though most go straight to home video). This is the saga of author A.A. Milne whose son inspired him to write the tale of Winnie the Pooh
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Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans join untitled superhero comedy from Moana writers

It seems Josh Gad will be working once again with his co-stars Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans in an untitled comedy from him and Aaron and Jordan Kandell, the writers of Moana. Gad starred with Evans in Disney’s live-action take of Beauty and The Beast and will appear with Ridley in next month’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Deadline reported the news that studios are circling over the pitch. The untitled film is described as a “character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”. It came from an idea of Gad’s and he began interviewing writers before landing on the Kandell brothers and decided to approach Evans and Ridley on the proposed project after working with them over the last year.

Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley have quite the rapport off-set. Gad has repeatedly tried tricking/annoying Ridley into telling him secrets of Star Wars: The Last Jedi,
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'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women‎' Director on the Superhero's Kinky Origin Story (Exclusive)

'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women‎' Director on the Superhero's Kinky Origin Story (Exclusive)
If you saw Wonder Woman this summer -- and the record-setting $800 million worldwide box office indicates a lot of people saw Wonder Woman this summer -- then you know the story of how Diana, Princess of Themyscira, became the superhero Wonder Woman, protector of mankind. How Wonder Woman ended up on the pages of comic books in the first place is a story unto itself however, told in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: In 1941, Dr. William Moulton Marston (played by Luke Evans), his wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), and their lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), created the character to save the world...through psychology. Director Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S.) could never have predicted, though, that her Wonder Woman indie would arrive in theaters mere months after one of the biggest movies of the year.

"I'm getting a lot of credit for having the foresight to know that in the summer of 2017, the 75-years-in-the-making, long-gestating Wonder Woman movie would
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson is a screenwriter, producer, and director and producer for both television and film. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 14, 1971. She studied theater at Brown University before completing a Masters in Fine Arts at New York University. She made her writing and directing debut with a 1995 short film called ‘Chickula: Teenage Vampire’ and then produced another short film, ‘Ice Fishing’, in 1999. Robinson’s latest work is writing and directing the biographical drama movie ‘Professor Marston and The Wonder Women’. The movie is about William Moulton Marston, an American psychologist who created Wonder Woman, a

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Angela Robinson
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Happy Death Day Takes the Box Office with $26.5M

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Happy Death Day Takes the Box Office with $26.5M
This weekend marked the start of a rather overcrowded few weeks at the box office, with 13 new movies opening over the next three weeks. Four newcomers hit theaters this weekend, with two failing to crack the top 10, although the Blumhouse thriller Happy Death Day cracking the top spot with $26.5 million, easily dethroning last weekend's winner, Blade Runner 2049, which dropped to second place this weekend with $15.1 million, dropping 53.9% in its second box office weekend. The movie certainly performed better than expected this weekend, while the rest of the field most certainly did not.

Happy Death Day, the millennial slasher movie from Blumhouse, has already earned more than three times its $4.8 million budget, becoming just the latest low-budget hit from producer Jason Blum's company this year. Jason Blum has also produced M. Night Shyamalan's Split, which took in $278.3 million worldwide from a $9 million budget, and Get Out, which earned $253.1 million from a $4.9 million budget.
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New York Comic Con 2017 Interview: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Angela Robinson Talk Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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New York Comic Con 2017 Interview: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Angela Robinson Talk Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con: Understanding the origins and inspirations of a powerful and influential leader, particularly a strong woman who isn’t afraid to pursue what she wants, is a captivating experience in the superhero genre this year. After the record-breaking success of this summer’s […]

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Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million

Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million
Universal and Blumhouse score yet again, this time with Happy Death Day. The horror film easily topped the weekend box office, adding to the production house's impressive stable of original horror films including the likes of The Visit, Split and Get Out. At the same time, Blade Runner 2049 dropped over 50% in its second weekend, Stx's The Foreigner topped Mojo's weekend forecast, Open Road's Marshall delivered on expectations and Annapurna's Professor Marston and the Wonder Women crashed and burned. With an estimated $26.5 million, Happy Death Day topped the weekend box office, outperforming the opening weekend for The Visit, which went on to gross $65.2 million in 2015. Based on averages for Blumhouse titles debuting over $20 million, it seems reasonable to expect Happy Death Day to also push toward a $60 million run domestically, especially with Halloween still around the corner. The film scored a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences which broke down 54% female vs.
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