From Lady GaGa to Ben Affleck, celebrities take to Twitter to react to the historic Supreme Court's decision in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act by a 5-4 vote while dismissing Proposition 8 for lack of jurisdiction. Supporters of gay marriage rejoiced upon hearing the news. And many stars, who have been following this case for months, react. Here's some of their tweets:
Let's go DOMA. Supreme Court lets make history & stand for MARRIAGE EQUALITY! #GetItDoneThisWeek #TheWhole WorldIsWatching
I guess the Prop 8 & DOMA decisions are headlining SCOTUS FEST
In 1996, the US enacted DOMA, and Cartoon Network premiered Dexter's Laboratory. The wrong one is still alive.
Surprise benefit of gay marriage to me?? Thousands of weddings where they play "Wind Beneath My Wings"!
Neil Patrick Harris
Fingers crossed… #equality
Today marks a watershed moment in history and a tremendous victory for the principle of equality. The 5-4 decision... http://t.co/Hlxeof1qGZ
I'm channeling positivity for the DOMA ruling today. PLEASE GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS. equality for all is a right not a privilege. #DOMA
Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding.
This is truly an historic day. Never before & never again will so many men be this excited about getting married. #Scotus
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Victory for marriage in California as #Prop8 is struck down. Small but substantial steps toward #MarriageEquality for all!
You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters
Melissa Joan Hart
Big day for some of my good friends and for The US !! @jessetyler @JustinMikita @DRVW11 @JewdyGold @buckhollywood
Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye #DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality.
Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud
If you're gay married in California your gay marriage is now legal. Good. #allmarriageisabitgay
BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act; gay marriage ban unconstitutional. http://t.co/cUKwHJYFvW soon. /via @THR
I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for marriage equality. #SCOTUS #time4marriage http://t.co/3cSE5e0nwK
THIS. Big week.RT @annekejong: i'm really looking forward to wednesday, june 26th being an epic day in history. #scotus #marriageequality
Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.
2 major victories today to same sex couples!! It's about tome-so happy-congrats to all!!
Yeah, marriage equality!!!! On our way! #PeopleLikeUs #TieItUp
These two men hope to get married in all 50 states. So far 8 and counting: http://t.co/F26Sdj2bas #MarriedandCounting
It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.
This is going to be the best #npr day ever. #marriageequality
If I weren't resting my voice, I would shout with joy at today's #doma and #prop8 news! Though it irks me to be grateful for equality
What amazing and beautiful news today! Goodbye #doma goodbye #prop8! #LoveIsLove!!!
DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let's bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!
.@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove”
source: The Huffington Post
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It's great to be Liam Neeson! According to Deadline, the actor is set to receive, are you ready, $20 million to reprise his role as Bryan Mills, the ballsy retired CIA agent who rescued his daughter from sex slavery in France. Neeson was hesitant to star in the first sequel but was goaded with $15 million. So now, EuropaCorp is giving him a raise and is planning to start production in February.
Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are currently working on the script but a director has not been set yet. Will Olivier Megaton, the last sequel's director, come back? And how much will EuropaCorp pay the daughter, Maggie Grace, and the ex-wife, Famke Jannsen, to return? I'm sure it won't be $20 million!
I enjoyed the first "Taken" but the sequel was horrible!!! I hope the threequel will be much better! With that paycheck, it better be worth it!
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No, Channing Tatum will not steal the Wolverine title from Hugh Jackman but the actor is going to play a wolf-human hybrid for the Wachowskis' "Jupiter Ascending." Filming is underway right now and Tatum is co-starring with Mila Kunis. We told you back in April that "Jupiter" is about:
Being the Queen of the Universe! The Wachowski Siblings have started shooting the new sci-fi film "Jupiter Ascending" starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Sean Bean.
Like a sci-fi twist on "Cinderella," Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living but then discovers that she is next in line to be the Queen of the Universe! How quaint!
While promoting his upcoming action flick "White House Down," Tatum revealed to Movieline that he's a "splice" and they are "essentially built in a test tube. I'm a hybrid wolf and human. And half albino, so I'm a little defective."
The actor further revealed that Lana and Andy Wachowski are doing inventive work inside the camera and the CG world. Well, we were all mesmerized by "The Matrix" when it first came out, and a little bit for "Cloud Atlas" so I can't wait to see "Jupiter Ascending" when it comes out July 25, 2014.
Here's the full press release from Warner Bros. about the film:
Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) and Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”), Douglas Booth (“LOL”), Tuppence Middleton (TV’s “The Lady Vanishes”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”), James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock”) and Tim Pigott-Smith (“Alice in Wonderland”).
Behind the scenes, “Jupiter Ascending” reunites the Wachowskis with their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on “Cloud Atlas.” They include Oscar®-winning cinematographer John Toll (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and makeup and hair designer Jeremy Woodhead. “Jupiter Ascending” will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films. Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar® winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.
The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time filming will move to Chicago for completion.
“Jupiter Ascending” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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"Mother, I Love You" and "Code Black" were the big winners at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival awards. "Mother, I Love You" won Best Narrative Feature while "Code Black" took home the Best Documentary Award.
Here's the complete list of winners of the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival awards:
DIRECTV Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature)
Mother, I Love You directed by Janis Nords
DIRECTV Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature)
Code Black directed by Ryan McGarry
Best Performance in the Narrative Competition
Geetanjali Thapa in Kamar K.M’s I.D.
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Lee
Audience Award for Best International Feature
Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al Mansour
HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Narrative Short Film
Walker directed by Tsai Ming-Liang
HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Documentary Short Film
Stone directed by Kevin Jerome Everson
HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
Oh Willy… directed by Emma De Sweaf, Marc James Roels
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven directed by Åsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren
Audience Award for Best Music Video
Katachi directed by Kijek/Adamski
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Monsters beat zombies and Superman at the domestic box-office. Disney/Pixar's prequel to "Monsters Inc.," "Monsters University" claimed the No. 1 position with $82 million in the U.S. and $54.5 million internationally.
Overseas, "Man of Steel" sold $89 million worth of box-office tickets but must settle to No. 3 domestically with $41.2 million. Starring Henry Cavill as our favorite Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-directed film has grossed $210 million in the U.S. in just 11 days and a super worldwide total of $398.3 million. Wow!
At No. 2 was the Brad Pitt zombie flick "World War Z" from director Marc Forster. Based on the book by Max Brooks, "World War Z" made $66 million at the domestic box-office and $45.8 million internationally.
The comedy "This is the End" starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill finished in fourth place with $13 million while Summit's "Now You See Me" continued its magical box-office performance at No. 5 with $7.87 million. The crime thriller has made $94.4 million at the domestic box-office for a worldwide total of $134.4.
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for the weekend of June 21st:
1. "Monsters University," $82 million ($54.5 million international).
2. "World War Z," $66 million ($45.8 million international).
3. "Man of Steel," $41.2 million ($89 million international).
4. "This Is the End," $13 million.
5. "Now You See Me," $7.87 million ($6.6 million international).
6. "Fast & Furious 6," $4.7 million ($11.2 million international).
7. "The Internship," $3.43 million ($3.2 million international).
8. "The Purge," $3.41 million ($1.1 million international).
9. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $3 million ($4.9 million international).
10. "Iron Man 3," $2.2 million ($400,000 international).
And here's the international box-office estimates:
1. "Man of Steel," $89 million.
2. "Monsters University," $54.5 million.
3. "World War Z," $45.8 million.
4. "After Earth," $13.4 million.
5. "Fast & Furious 6," $11.2 million.
6. "The Hangover Part III," $8.6 million.
7. "Now You See Me," $6.6 million.
8. "Despicable Me 2," $6.4 million.
9. "The Great Gatsby," $5.5 million.
10. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $4.9 million.
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