Actor Michael Douglas penned an op-ed on Sunday, speaking out about an experience dealing with anti-Semitism his son faced and how religious bias may be obliterated by speaking and building bridges across religions.
"Speaking up is the responsibility of our political leaders," Douglas wrote in the Los Angeles Times. "Speaking up is the responsibility of our religious leaders, and Pope Francis has used his powerful voice to make his position and that of the Catholic Church clear, saying: 'It's a contradiction that a Christian is anti-Semitic. His roots are Jewish. Let anti-Semitism be banished from the heart of life and of every man and every woman.'"
Douglas also cited Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan for helping build relations between Jewish and Catholic communities. He noted that the challenge is to "stand up to hatred of the Jewish people." But different religious factions have to come together in order to do so. Christians and Jews are not enemies but are born from the same Abrahamic traditions, as his own father, Kirk Douglas, once stated. more >>
Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch portrayal in the most recent trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" broke records with millions of views in just 24 hours.
Olsen, who plays the Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," recently appeared in the movie's third official trailer, where her sinister presence gained 35 million views on YouTube in the space of 24 hours.
The eleventh installment in Marvel's cinematic universe, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will premiere in theaters on May 1. The film features the Scarlet Witch, a mutant with the powers of hypnosis and telekinesis who, together with her twin brother, Quicksilver, initially allies herself with antagonist, Ultron. more >>
Two new rumours pointing out to David Ayer's upcoming big screen offering "Suicide Squad" reveal details of two of its iconic characters: The Joker and Deathstroke.
Latino Review indicated in their report that Jared Leto's The Joker won't appear like what he did in the comic books, which is lanky and seemingly weak. Leto's sinister character will be based on The Dark Knight Returns' version which is "lean and scarred" and his "suit does have broad shoulders."
"Joker works out in his cell like an inmate when he is interrogated by Amanda Waller. He's doing hand stand push ups so it makes sense that Jared Leto said he is putting on weight. He's definitely not skinny, but in fact more muscular," LR wrote. more >>
Austin St. John, the original actor behind the Red Power Ranger suit, is returning to Hollywood after two decades away to star in a sci-fi thriller, "Survival's End."
Original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" leader, Austin St. John, who played the original Red Power Ranger, Jason Lee Scott, has returned to the Hollywood scene after a 22-year absence to promote his new project, "Survival's End."
St. John, who is a trained EMT and firefighter in real life, will be starring in a sci-fi thriller about a doomsday virus based on the spreading Ebola threat in Central Africa, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. more >>
Iconic director Woody Allen is working in a new film that's set to star Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg, and is due to hit theaters next year.
Academy Award winning director Woody Allen is in the middle of making another film to feature "Twilight" star, Kristen Stewart, "Die Hard" lead, Bruce Willis, and "The Social Network" actor Jesse Eisenberg. The new as-yet-untitled movie will be in theaters in 2016, with details of the film as yet unrevealed.
Eisenberg has previously worked with Allen in his 2012 magical romance comedy, "To Rome With Love," and with Stewart in the 2008 rom-com "Adventureland." Both Stewart and Willis are making their first foray into a Woody Allen-helmed film, which they reportedly signed up for without knowing any of the plot details. more >>
Disney is at it again. After "Into the Woods," which was a live action adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical featuring different fairy tale characters and the upcoming live action of "Cinderella," it is once again venturing into transforming its classic animated movies into live action with the 1941 film "Dumbo." Disney has signed Tim Burton to direct the new movie.
Tim Burton is known for directing "Alice in Wonderland" in 2010. He is also producing the film's sequel "Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" which will be released on May 27, 2016. His other recent work include "Dark Shadows," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and "Big Eyes." He is currently working on "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which will be released in March 2016.