Martin Freeman defends Miller’s Girl from age gap backlash

Martin Freeman defends Miller’s Girl from backlash after the film courts controversy due to the age gap between Freeman and Jenna Ortega. Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega star in Miller’s Girl, an erotic thriller which recently began streaming on Netflix. Given the subject matter of Miller’s Girl, in which a high-school teacher has an inappropriate … Read more

Film preservationist Robert Harris defends controversial James Cameron 4K restorations of Aliens, The Abyss and True Lies

While James Cameron’s recent 4K restorations of his classics are controversial, a famous film preservationist is defending them. Over the last few months, there’s been some controversy among home theatre enthusiasts about the recent restoration by James Cameron of three of his classics in 4K HDR: Aliens, The Abyss, and True Lies. The release of … Read more

Robert Downey Jr. defends Tropic Thunder from people who don’t understand it

Robert Downey Jr. is again defending Tropic Thunder, even comparing its controversy to that of All in the Family. You never go full blackface. That is, unless you understand the joke. But for some – chiefly those who couldn’t pick up on the satire – Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder was too easy of … Read more

Ricky Gervais defends joke people want cut from Netflix special

Ricky Gervais is further discouraging anyone who might be easily offended to skip his upcoming Netflix special, Armageddon. It seems like it’s at least once a year that Ricky Gervais makes waves for a joke made at the expense of others. And with that normally comes a defense or casual brushing off. Ahead of the … Read more

Cameron Diaz defends Jamie Foxx & Back in Action set rumors

Cameron Diaz is speaking out against rumors surrounding her return movie, Back in Action, and her co-star, Jamie Foxx. At one point, the biggest story surrounding Back in Action was the return of Cameron Diaz, who hadn’t released a movie since 2014. But when Jamie Foxx was taken to the hospital for a “medical complication”, … Read more

‘Wonka’ Director Defends Hugh Grant Oompa-Loompa Casting

Wonka director Paul King has defended the decision to cast Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa. The 63-year-old actor portrays the diminutive Lofty in the origin story for Roald Dahl’s famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character and the filmmaker felt that the Four Weddings and a Funeral star fit the part despite criticism that an … Read more

Bat Mitzvah director defends Adam Sandler over nepo baby claims

The director of You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah is silencing those who called out Adam Sandler for casting his daughters. When it was announced that both Sunny and Sadie Sandler would be appearing in You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah starring and produced by their dad, Adam Sandler, … Read more

Blind Side Author Defends Tuohys From Accusation They Hid Profits

The inspirational and supposedly true story chronicled in the movie The Blind Side took a surprising and very sad turn in the last week, when the film’s real-life subject, Michael Oher, filed to end his legal relationship with his “adopted” parents, the Tuohys. According to author Michael Lewis’ book The Blind Side — which then became the basis … Read more

Disney defends Pixar’s latest feature after misleading reports about the film’s underperformance

Disney defends Elemental’s box office after misleading reports paint the animated film as another flop for Pixar. There appear to be some misconceptions about the box office returns for Disney and Pixar‘s Elemental. The emotional animated feature is entering its seventh week in theaters, and according to Disney, it’s a significant success for the studio. The … Read more

Venice director defends Allen, Polanski, Besson invites

The Venice Film Festival has faced some criticism over including new films by Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Luc Besson. As much buzz as there always is surrounding the Venice Film Festival, this year has garnered some additional attention for what many are considering to be immoral decisions. For this year’s Venice Film Festival, it’s … Read more