Dustin Lance Black

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in June

Well kids, summer blockbuster is in full swing, and though we love a good blow-‘em-up as much as the next moviegoer, it’s easy — particularly in this season — to overlook the smaller and more challenging flicks that are rolling into your local multiplexes and arthouses. So it’s time for another installment in our new monthly feature here at Flavorwire, where we take a look at some of the exciting indies of the month to a come, and a few smaller titles from previous weeks that you might’ve missed. Check them out after the jump! … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Today’s colorful Google Doodle marks what would have been Keith Haring’s 54th birthday. We approve. [via Pop Culture Brain]

2. If you were as bummed as we were about missing out on that celebrity-filled March reading of Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 play 8, then you’ll be happy to hear… Read More

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The Week in Trailers: ‘Ruby Sparks,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Virginia’

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. This time around, we’ve got six new clips, ranging from the newest quirk-drenched comedy by the folks behind Little Miss Sunshine to a slice of cartoonish violence starring Billy Bob Thornton to The Channing Tatum Stripper Movie. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer, and John C. Reilly have joined a stacked cast that already includes George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, and Martin Sheen in a Rob Reiner-directed performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 on March 3rd in LA. Funds raised by the one-night only show will go to support marriage… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2011: The Protestor (as portrayed here by cover artist Shepard Fairey). “There’s this contagion of protest,” explains managing editor Rick Stengel. “These are folks who are changing history already and they will change history in the future.” More on the reasoning behind the editors’ choice here.… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night, Justin Timberlake visited Jimmy Fallon to promote Friends With Benefits, and the pair used it as an excuse to debut the second installment of their incredibly awesome collaboration, “The History of Rap.” Watch them pay homage to House of Pain, 50 Cent, Outkast, and plenty of other hip-hop favorites, here.… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. During last night’s episode of Teen Wolf, MTV debuted a new trailer for the upcoming season of Jersey Shore, which premieres on August 4 at 10pm. Watch the gang (or at least the ones who are actually Italian) return to the Motherland here.

2. Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Milk,… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Green Day’s American Idiot musical has been optioned as a film. Dustin Lance Black (Milk) is in talks to write the screenplay, Tom Hanks is one of the producers, and Michael Mayer — who helmed the stage version — has already signed on to direct. [via Digital Spy]

2. $1 million for… Read More

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