‘Roseanne’ revival to include nine-year-old ‘gender creative’ character

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The “Roseanne” revival is casting for a gender-fluid character, ShowBiz 411 reports.

In the reboot, Darlene (played by lesbian actress Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki) now have two children, a 14 or 15-year-old daughter named Harris and a nine-year-old child named Mark.

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Screened Out – 10 Cloverfield Lane

By : Stephen Miller
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.

It’s unfair to call this fun thriller a sequel to Cloverfield, the 2008 monster movie where four idiots did almost everything wrong as a creature ravaged Manhattan. Those morons had a handheld camera to record their stupidity; this film is more traditional, and better. Mainly, we couldn’t root for vapid people making bad choices in Cloverfield; here, we feel for Winstead’s Michelle, as a woman trapped in an impossible situation.

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Screened Out – Trumbo

By : Stephen Miller
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Bryan Craston, Alan Tudyk, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott, Robert Bart, Dean O’Gorman

Bryan Cranston got nominated Best Actor for playing Dalton Trumbo; he is better than this movie. Trumbo was the brilliant screenwriter who was blackballed in the 1950s as a Communist. Trumbo was also better than this, too. Trumbo wrote Spartacus, Papillon, Johnny Got His Gun, and the Oscar winners The Brave One and Roman Holiday.

It’s not just ironic, it’s somewhat sad that this script about a genius scriptwriter swings between good and awkward, blunt, and even boring. Only great acting raises this up.

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