by (@JordanRuntagh)

Is Kristen Stewart’s Latest Movie Project Inspired By Her Love Of Sneakers?

Kristen Stewart accepts role in shoe-related movie

Everyone knows that Kristen Stewart is a huge fan of sneakers. And if you don’t believe us, head to the gallery below for proof! But could her favorite footwear have played a part on accepting her next big screen role? Stranger things have happened.

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Cloud Atlas “Yellowface” Vs. “Transcending Tribal Differences” – Is There A Gray Area?

Hugo Weaving in Cloud Atlas

This is one of those fascinatingly debates that is so complicated, I’m going to count myself among the undecided voters, especially since I haven’t seen Cloud Atlas yet. If you simply showed me stills of Caucasian actors Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess and James D’Arcy playing Asian characters, yes, I immediately side with the Media Action Network for Asian Americans. The group issued a statement condemning the film for A) not casting Asians in those roles, and B) simply slanting the eyes of said actors and thinking that counts as making them look Asian. That’s some messed up Andy Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffanys ish. What’s more, directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer were sensitive enough not to put any actors in blackface in the movie but seemed to think it was OK to do yellowface. Insensitive, racist, enough said.

Except, there are a few details making this more of a conversation than a round of name-calling. There is a narrative reason the three directors say they chose to cast Sturgess, Weaving and D’Arcy for those parts, in a storyline that takes place in the year 2144: They are the reincarnated souls of characters that were white in their previous lives. OK, so that’s kind of interesting. Except, as Crushable pointed out today, plenty of stories (like the Bob Dylan biopic¬†I’m Not There) have successfully used multiple actors to portray the same person or soul, so you could expect the audience to make a leap with you. Read more…

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One Day Trailer Showcases Anne Hathaway’s Slightly Dodgy Accent

Here it is, this summer’s tearjerker-romance! One Day stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess and is based on the bestelling novel by David Nicholls. We caught glimpses of Anne’s haircut wig last year when she was filming in Paris and loved it (even though other readers didn’t). We’re also do appreciate Anne’s valiant attempts at keeping her Brit accent going but can’t help but giggle when it drops. Cue her, “I’m a disaster” at 00:34 mark! What should’ve been “dis-aa-ster”… wasn’t, and kinda crossed over the Atlantic. Anyway, One Day seems to tick all the boxes ¬†for summer sniff-fest—it’s a story of love stretched over 20 years—and considering people love the book, they will flock. So, will you watch?