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Rushing to retell the Thai cave rescue

Culture | Two movies and a museum are in the works
by Charissa Crotts & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/13/18, 05:28 pm

Now that 12 boys and their soccer coach have made it safely out of a cave in northern Thailand, the race is on to repackage one of the year’s most compelling human interest stories into an entertainment vehicle.

God’s Not Dead producer Michael Scott hopes to make a movie about the rescue. On Tuesday, he posted a video of himself outside the cave. “I think we’re here really looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people across the globe,” he said. Scott is a managing partner of Pure Flix, an American film studio that makes Christian movies.

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Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP (file)

Hollywood agent drops pro-Trump actor

Entertainment | Shaming and shunning are the new tactics of nasty personal politics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/06/18, 04:40 pm

Hollywood agent Ken Kaplan joined the growing chorus of voices shaming and shunning supporters of President Donald Trump when he dropped actor James Woods as a client on the Fourth of July.

Woods is best known for his voice acting, his roles as villains, and his support of the president, especially on Twitter. On Thursday, the actor tweeted an email Kaplan sent him in which the agent wrote, “It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic. I don’t want to represent you anymore. I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”

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A film for our time

Entertainment | True-crime film about abortionist Kermit Gosnell to hit big screens this fall
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/29/18, 03:39 pm

After years of delays, audiences this fall finally will get to see the true-crime film about abortionist and murderer Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer stars Dean Cain as the lead detective in the investigation into the abortionist’s horrific practice, in which he routinely killed babies born alive. Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder in 2013 and is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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