E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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An Ugly History of Rob Schneider’s Racist and Stereotyped Characters
It’s not even Inauguration Day yet and white dudes are already ruining everything. On Monday, Rob Schneider, you know, the guy from all the Adam Sandler movies, decided he would be the ideal person to explain Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights achievements to a legendary Civil Rights hero. Oh, and to make it even worse, this happened on MLK day.
A ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake Is In the Works From ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris
What’s the future of cinema without a slew of remakes and reboots? The latest film to get the remake treatment is Rob Shelton’s 1992 sports comedy White Man Can’t Jump. According to a new piece from The Hollywood Reporter, the film is getting remade by Kenya Barris, the creator behind ABC’s Black-ish.
‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Motion Picture Drama at the 2017 Golden Globes
The 90 or so members of the Hollywood Foreign Press are always an unpredictable bunch of awards season voters, but that made predictions for the 2017 Golden Globes’ Best Motion Picture Drama award even more uncertain. The awards race has been a close one this year between Manchester By the Sea and Moonlight (and especially close in the Drama category at the Globes with other frontrunner La La Land in the Comedy category). But this year the HFPA decided to honor the Kenneth Lonergan film / the Barry Jenkins film with the top drama prize.
Gene Wilder, Legendary Actor and ‘Willy Wonka’ Star, Dead at 83
Gene Wilder, best known for his comedic roles in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein has died at the age of 83.
‘Southside With You’ Review: A Sweet Retelling of the Obamas’ Meet-Cute
In the thick of the Chicago summer of 1989 two people went on a first date, marking the beginning of one of history’s most famous couples. It was Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. But the First Lady, then Michelle Robinson, a 25-year-old lawyer, was insistent it was only a meeting between colleagues.
Idris Elba Crushes Dreams, Says He Hasn’t Been in Talks to Play James Bond
Who wouldn’t want to see a James Bond movie starring Idris Elba? No one! The English actor has become a fan favorite to replace Daniel Craig as the next 007. But as much as we’d all love to see the ‘Luther’ star portray the iconic agent, it’s likely not happening.