Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page accusations via Instagram

By : Amanda Espinosa
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“Lego Movie 2” actor Chris Pratt spoke out on Instagram following online accusations from actress Ellen Page, addressing claims that he supports an anti-LGBTQ church.

Pratt had stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss his upcoming film. While there, the actor spoke about his spirituality and mentioned his recent biblical-themed diet was inspired by his pastor from Hillsong Church.

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Ellen Page blasts Chris Pratt for attending ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’ church

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for attending Hillsong Church after Pratt discussed his spiritual beliefs on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Pratt explained that he’s on the Daniel Fast, a fast inspired from the Bible, which is a “21-day diet during which he ate only fruits, vegetables, grains, and unleavened bread.”

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‘Jurassic World 2’ cuts lesbian reveal scene from film

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Daniella Pineda in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Screenshot via YouTube.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” cut a key scene from the film that revealed paleo-veterinarian Dr. Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) is a lesbian.

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‘Love, Simon’ wins Best Kiss at MTV Movie & TV Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale in ‘Love, Simon.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards was filled with LGBTQ representation including a Best Kiss win for “Love, Simon” and a Trailblazer Award honor given to Lena Waithe at the ceremony which aired on Monday night.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ might have gay character

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” might have a gay superhero.

Director James Gunn revealed that the upcoming flick could already include a gay lead. During a recent press event for the blockbuster’s sequel, Gunn was asked if he would consider a gay protagonist later in the franchise.

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Screened Out – The Magnificent Seven

By : Stephen Miller
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Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

Westerns are pure American mythology, you’d think… The Magnificent Seven is based on a classic Akira Kurosawa film, Seven Samurai. Talented director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) tries to update the story with a multi-ethnic cast and some clever lines. But this is just amore violent, shallower copy.

“I seek righteousness, but I’ll take revenge,” says Emma Cullen (Bennett) after her husband is killed in cold blood.

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Screened Out – Guardians of the Galaxy

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel

Summer of 2014 – we’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for that fantastic popcorn flick. It’s finally arrived, happening right now in a galaxy far, far away!

Guardians of the Galaxy may not be the deepest or most scientifically sound film ever made. However, this sci-fi hero story is a visual onslaught ripe with humor, loveable characters, and derring-do. It likely marks a few people’s rightful entrance into the big leagues, including actor Chris Pratt (Mr. Anna Faris) and director/cowriter James Gunn (Slither and the new Dawn of the Dead).

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Screened Out – Her

By : Stephen Miller
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Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johannson, Olivia Wilde

Some people will love Her, and some people will hate it; others will feel many things at the same time. It’s hard to tell if this is a romance, a comedy, or a satire, but it’s always entertaining, thought provoking, emotionally challenging, and visually interesting.

In short, Her is an ingenious piece of cinema that takes us into a world we almost recognize, while the story makes us feel in deep, conflicted ways.

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Screened Out – Delivery Man

By : Stephen Miller
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Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders

The French Canadian comedy Starbuck, the far superior film this is based on, had a charming, bumbling hero we could both disparage and love. Vince Vaughn just never finds that humorous magic. He and the filmmakers are trying too hard to be what they’re not.

So, do you want to see a soggy comedy where Vaughn slowly sneaks into becoming Dad of the Year? Do we even think this is feasible?

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