The Mummy was originally conceived as a remake of the original black-and-white monster movie from 1932. The concept was rewritten numerous times until finally being made as a romantic adventure film with elements of horror.
The movie itself is fine; nothing exceptional but definitely better than any subsequent reinvention in the Universal monster lineage since. In fact, given that there was already such a serviceable version within relatively recent memory, trying to start the "Dark Universe" with yet another incarnation of The Mummy may actually have been the fatal mistake (other than, you know, giving up after a single disappointment). I would have gone with Frankenstein first, and/or kept the continuity with Dracula Untold.
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Despite the excitement surrounding Peacemaker's bisexuality, some fans are still hesitant to accept it as canon. Many are insisting the comments could be an offensive "insult," considering that they came from August in a moment of heightening violence. The White Dragon, who acts as one of the series core antagonists, is notable for his rampant intolerance that extends to racism, antisemitism, misogyny and homophobia, amongst many others. If White Dragon's comments are true, this would make Peacemaker the first canonically bisexual male superhero in the DCEU.
One of the most glamorous creatures ever to grace the silver screen is back in pictures at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. A dazzling new exhibition features dozens of photographs of the seductive, German-born movie star Marlene Dietrich.
As a movie star, Dietrich was known for controlling her image. But a very early photograph from 1918 shows her as a slightly pudgy Berlin schoolgirl with a big black bow in her hair and big lace collar. Exhibition curator Kate Lemay says, "This is a very sweet, innocent [teenage] Marlene Dietrich who had recently changed her name." (She was born Marie Magdalene Dietrich.) But on closer inspection, she doesn't look so innocent.
On Wednesday, GLAAD released its third annual Studio Responsibility Index report. The report breaks down film releases from the main seven film studios and calculates the percentage of major movies in 2014 that were LGBT-inclusive. Twenty of the 114 films released in the U.S. included a gay, lesbian or bisexual-identified character. That works out to 17.5%, which is low, but still an improvement over last year's 16.7%. Worse, the number only begins to suggest how much work there is to be done.
Most of the studios are merely doing adequate work. Only Warner Bros. earned a "good" rating this year, and all but one studio released fewer than four films featuring LGBT characters. Two, Sony Columbia and Disney, each included just one LGBT character and were given a failing grade. Worse even, those characters were Lady Gaga as herself (a bisexual woman) in Muppets Most Wanted and Eminem as a gay version of himself in The Interview. 2b1af7f3a8