Monthly Archives: November 2016

New Drama ‘Loving’ Now Playing in Theaters Nationwide

Richard and Mildred Loving were both sent to prison in 1958. Their crime? Being married to each other. So what was such a big deal about their marriage that it merited a prison sentence? Simple: Richard was white, and Mildred was black. The Loving’s case has gone down in history as one of the most monumental Supreme Court cases in recent American history, on par with desegregation, abortion in the first two trimesters, and mandatory health insurance. Their arrest, subsequent imprisonment, unyielding devotion to each other, and their taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court is now the subject of a new drama titled Loving. The story of the Lovings was originally brought back to the spotlight with writer/director Jeff Nichols‘ 2011 HBO documentary The Loving Story, which the filmmaker has now adapted into a full length feature. Continue reading

New J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Lands ‘Downton Abbey’ Director James Strong

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The Lord of the Rings has already spawned two epic film trilogies, the first in the form of Tolkien’s classic novels, and the second an extended adaptation of his first journey in Middle Earth, The Hobbit. That’s without mentioning all of the affiliated material that takes place within his mystical world, from the original novels to the chronology of The Silmarillion, to Tolkien’s own languages that he created for the many inhabitants of Middle Earth. As well known as The Lord of the Rings is to pretty much everyone these days, very few people can tell you anything about its author, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien). That story, however, will soon come to light in the form of a new biopic surrounding Tolkien’s life, appropriately titled Middle Earth. Continue reading