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Ellen Page set to star in war drama »Lioness« / »X-Men: DoFP - The Rogue Cut« / PHP and MySQL upgrade

Currently filming Sian Heder's comedy drama »Tallulah« in New York City, Ellen Page already has another project lined up. She will be following in the footsteps of Demi Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence and others by playing a female soldier in the upcoming indie drama »Lioness«.

Based on true events, the movie tells the story of Lance Corporal Leslie Martz, a US Marine who was stationed in Haditha, Iraq for some time. Two years after completing her tour of duty, she was re-deployed and sent to Afghanistan as a leader of a Female Engagement Team (FET) — an evolution of the Lioness program she was originally a part of. Their mission is to gain the trust of local Afghan women by equipping them with necessary skills for independence but also secretly finding information about their Taliban partners. The soldier, who now lives in San Diego, was waging a personal war on several fronts. She was hiding the fact that was she was a gay woman in the military and on top of that found herself torn between the desire to prove herself to her superiors and the allegiance she developed toward the women and children whose strength and courage she grew to admire.

In this way, »Lioness« will show an intimate portrayal of a servicewoman waging war for the dignity of the Afghan women, while contending with her own deprivation. It's the story of courage against prejudice, conscience against duty, and love against circumstance, humanizing hero and enemy alike.

Leslie MartzProfile - Lance Corporal Leslie Martz

Born: May 30, 1985
Hometown: San Clemente, California, USA
Military Career: Member of the Marine Corp Reserve / Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Hobbys: Enjoying the beach, riding motorcycles and hanging out with her family
Favorite quote: "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did or not"
(Source: GoAztecs)

While no director has been attached at this stage, THR reported that newcomer Rosalind Ross has penned the script and will join James Dahl on the producers list. I will keep you informed as soon as any further developments arise!

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut

The official X-Men twitter account teased followers on May 3, 2015 that a big announcement was coming from Bryan Singer, the director behind many X-Men movies. Two days later, he announced that an extended version of his most recent »X-Men: Days of Future Past« was then currently in the making. The so-called "Rogue Cut" features more than 17 minutes of extra material, largely centering on the characters of Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) in a bleak alternate future, and will come out on DVD and Blu-ray on July 14. This particular release date was chosen because it has significance for the franchise - it's the fifteenth anniversary of the first X-Men film's theatrical debut.

If you're curious and don't mind spoilers, here is how Anna Paquin's character fits into the original storyline:

After Wolverine accidentally stabs Kitty Pryde, Professor X and Magneto decide the only way they can keep the clawed mutant's mind in the past is if they can transfer Kitty's phasing powers to another mutant. Along with Iceman, they watch out for Rogue, who is being held captive and experimented on in the old X-Mansion.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut ScreencapsX-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut Screencaps

Plopped in the middle of this scenario is another cut storyline with Mystique and Hank McCoy, who catches her trying to break in to the mansion because "she has no place to go." The two have a steamy blue-transforming make-out scene as Mystique tries to convince Hank to deal with his self-loathing mutant issues. But it was all a trick, as the next morning they find out that she has destroyed Cerebro to prevent Xavier from tracking her.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut ScreencapsX-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut Screencaps

Meanwhile, the future Xavier telepathically guides Magneto and Iceman (the movie weaves in the young Magneto's break-in at the Department of Defense, which makes for some really satisfying visual parallels) until they finally find Rogue. Iceman dies heroically in the attempt to get her out, which explains why he doesn't really show up past that point in the original. From there the rest of the movie goes pretty much the same way as it did in the theatrical cut, though there are some different moments here and there — Rogue and Kitty share a somber look when she learns that Bobby is dead; Wolverine notices when Rogue takes over; Kitty phases Magneto through a wall during the Sentinels' final attack (in the original version he is saved by one of Blink's portals), which is directly linked to their rescue operation (the Sentinels are led to the X-Men's location via a tracking device left on their ship). And, of course, every scene where Kitty is shown with Wolverine, you will see Rogue instead.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut ScreencapsX-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut Screencaps

So is the "Rogue Cut" worth your time and money? If you're a hardcore X-Men fan who liked the first version, or if you've never seen the movie before and want to just jump in with this new edition, then sure! However, don't expect to be completely blown away, because it's not that different compared to the original theatrical cut. While the new scenes play with the juxtaposition between the future and the past in an entertaining, beautifully shot way and Anna Paquin definitely deserves some more screen time, it should also be pointed out that her character really doesn't do all that much and the movie doesn't spend enough time explaining what has happened to her or why we should care. Strictly speaking this alternative cut also "downsizes" Ellen Page's part within the story even further. As a little consolation her fans can look forward to almost 90 minutes of new special features including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews featuring the Canadian actress.

Here is the official press release from 20th Century Fox:

The Version Fans Have Been Waiting For hits Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD July 14!
Includes an Alternate, Never-Before-Seen Cut and Nearly 90 Minutes of New Special Features, as well as the Theatrical Version

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will take you back in time for an all new experience as the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut hits Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14. Fan-favorite mutant Rogue, played by Anna Paquin, finally joins the all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, as they prepare to battle the Sentinels!

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film—plus nearly 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features, The X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike!

Packed with an all new cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past and nearly 90 minutes of new content, the Rogue Cut is the ultimate fan collectible! Go behind-the-battle for Earth with the definitive documentary “Mutant vs Machine” or look into the future with a sneak peek of the new Fantastic Four film.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut - Cover Arts

Blu-ray and DVD Features
  • Rogue Cut (with Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and John Ottman)
  • Theatrical Version of the Film (with Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg)
  • Mutant vs Machine
  • X-Men: Unguarded
  • Gallery
  • Fantastic Four Sneak Peek
Blu-ray Exclusive Features
  • Second Screen App
X-Men: DoFP - The Rogue Cut (Blu-ray)X-Men: DoFP - The Rogue Cut (DVD)
Street Date:July 14, 2015Street Date:July 14, 2015
Prebook Date:June 10, 2015Prebook Date:June 10, 2015
Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:English DTS-HD MA 7.1,
English Descriptive Audio 5.1 (Theatrical Version only),
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1,
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio:English Dolby Digital 5.1,
English Descriptive Audio 5.1 (Theatrical Version only),
Spanish Surround Dolby Digital 2.0,
French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:English SDH / SpanishSubtitles:English SDH / Spanish
Total Run Time:148 Minutes (Rogue Cut),
131 Minutes (Theatrical Version)
Total Run Time:148 Minutes (Rogue Cut),
131 Minutes (Theatrical Version)
U.S. Rating:Not Rated (Rogue Cut),
PG-13 (Theatrical Version)
U.S. Rating:Not Rated (Rogue Cut),
PG-13 (Theatrical Version)
Closed Captioned:NoClosed Captioned:Yes

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

While Ellen was busy with filming »Tallulah« (make sure to check out the daily updated album with behind-the-scenes photos from the set in the EPO gallery) and attended the NYC Gay Pride Parade on June 28 celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide across the U.S., some significant changes were made to major parts of the website in the past few weeks. Not only were the guestbook and the fan corner scripts updated, but also PHP and MySQL were upgraded to improve the general performance, security and stability. Due to the fact that there are great differences between the current versions and the ones I formerly used, it was necessary to edit and rewrite some parts of the script's source code in order to make them compatible. Since most of the original authors are no longer maintaining their projects, it was up to me to make things work. Although the whole process required a lot of time and patience, I can proudly say that everything went well at the end and from a technical point of view, EPO is more up-to-date than ever. As a first benefit, the message board was upgraded to phpBB 3.1, which requires PHP 5.3.2 as a minimum. This was a mandatory step since the original 3.0 release will be no longer supported in the near future.
So why am I posting this and boring you with technical mumbo-jumbo? Well, this should show you once again that there is a lot of stuff going on around EPO even if the updates and changes are not visible at first sight. Coming up next is the previously mentioned video/media gallery, which will hopefully be ready by the time of the upcoming movie premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in September!

» Tallulah - Behind-The-Scenes (June - July 2015) «
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» NYC Gay Pride Parade (June 28, 2015) «
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Date: 07/09/2015 - 18:51:45 Posted by Dominik
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Ellen Page and Allison Janney will reunite for the third time on the big screen in Sian Heder's »Tallulah«

Ellen Page and Allison JanneyScreen Daily reports that Ellen Page is set to star opposite her »Touchy Feely«/ »Juno« co-star Allison Janney in the upcoming dramatic comedy »Tallulah«. Sian Heder will direct from a screenplay based on her own short film »Mother« about a neglectful Beverly Hills mom who hires a stranger to babysit her toddler. The project, which has reportedly been in the making since 2005, will also be her feature film debut.

The story revolves around a free-spirited young urban adventurer who rescues a baby girl from her spoiled and reckless mom. Tallulah (Page) quickly learns that the rest of the world thinks she kidnapped the child. She passes the baby off as her own with the mother of her ex-boyfriend, Margo (Janney). By the time the baby is returned to her rightful owner, all three women will forge an unbreakable bond of motherhood.

Sian HederIn an earlier interview with the Los Angeles Times, Heder stated that her film explores a female dilemma: Who is meant to become a mother? "I don't think every woman is a mother. I think there is some idea that because you're a woman, you have the capacity to be a mother. But I think there are women who really shouldn't have kids. That's why I don't have any animosity towards those women. I actually feel sort of feel sorry for them because they probably know they shouldn't have kids, but then they do it anyway," she explained.
"We believe in emotionally charged stories with universal themes," said Route One CEO Russell Levine. "This project has award-winning talents teamed up with a gifted young writer-director who wrote a brilliant script. Ellen Page and Allison Janney will give this film the nuanced comedic and dramatic strength it needs and we’re thrilled to move this project forward."

Filming is scheduled to start in June, with Levine producing alongside Heather Rae (»Frozen River«), Todd Traina (»What Maisie Knew«) as well as Maiden Voyage Pictures' Chris Columbus (»Mrs. Doubtfire«, »Home Alone«) and his daughter Eleanor Columbus. Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment are responsible for the financing, while ICM Partners represents US rights and Good Universe takes care of the international sales.

Date: 05/20/2015 - 11:35:19 Posted by Dominik
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»Freeheld« gets release dates and an early review / »Gaycation« with Ellen Page to air in Fall 2015

FreeheldLionsgate has officially announced a limited release for Peter Sollett's anticipated gay rights drama »Freeheld« on October 2nd, followed by a wide release starting October 16th. Besides, Bankside Films has sold the film rights to various airlines and many distributors including Universum Film (Germany), Selective Films (France), Filmax (Spain), Praesens (Switzerland), Edko Films (Hong Kong), Outsider Films (Portugal), Mis. Label (Scandinavia), Hollywood Films (Greece), Lev Cinemas (Israel), M-Net (South Africa), Rainbow Films (South Korea), Movie Cloud (Taiwan), Filma (Turkey), Front Row (Middle East) and Megalow Media (Eastern Europe). Apart from the one for France (February 3, 2016), no further release dates have been revealed as of yet. But it's likely that the movie will come out in the other mentioned countries around the same time.
Producers of the movie are currently trying to see how the story plays in the burbs. They are doing test screenings in theatres outside of Los Angeles, where audience members are paid $10 to watch and give their feedback on it. Here is a comment from a person who already attended such an event:

Early »Freeheld« review by despicableme
[...] "It's a pretty straight forward drama and if you got the chance to see the promo reel, the movie is just like that only expanded. On the positive side, it was really emotional from the romance angle. Many people sniffled during the movie and we all clapped at the end. It showed how regular audience got really engaged and invested in the story. The film like I predicted based on that reel has many court room scene which gives the chance for the actors from Julegend, Page, Carell, and to Shannon (an even a scene with a priest that got approval from the audience) to shine."

"The performances are excellent from Moore, Page, and Shannon. Not sure on Carell, but he serves as the comic relief that got many people laughing. Moore is excellent as always but unlike Still Alice where the movie solely relies on her, this is like a share field and she got shorter screentime from Alice but my god if it's not super baity from start to finish. Page gives a strong supporting or maybe co-lead performances. She got me teared up a couple times. Moore and Page were believable as this lesbian couple where their big age gap is admitted in the movie. Shannon is solid too."

"If you guys like the reel, then you'll like the movie too. If you're on the meh side, I encourage you to give it a try and look. I don't know how critics will respond to it, but since we will have Carol I think this probably will feel more timely although Carol has the higher chance to be more critically acclaimed given the director's record. But yeah I quite liked it given how emotional and well told the story is plus the strong performances. If the studio doesn't effed up like Paramount (is this Lionsgate?), Moore and Page are easy nominees." [...]

A+E Networks Vice MediaA+E Networks and Vice Media are reportedly working on a new channel. One of the 20 new shows scheduled to debut is »Gaycation« led by Ellen Page, who will travel around the world and explore the local attitudes toward LGBT culture in each city she visits. While an official announcement has yet to be made, it seems the plan is to go on air later this fall.

Date: 05/12/2015 - 16:00:58 Posted by Dominik
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Ellen Page Online celebrates its 9th anniversary / New video gallery as well as new design and layout coming soon!

EPO 9th AnniversaryActually I wanted to introduce a brand new video gallery as well as a revised design and layout of the website on the occasion of its 9th anniversary. I tried my best by spending nearly every bit of spare time on this venture, but time eventually worked against me. There was simply too much to do within a short period of time. Perhaps the situation becomes more understandable when I say that the data including title, YouTube ID, thumbnail url, size, length, duration of more than 1100 videos needs to be manully ported to the new system. I have already processed 7 out of 9 categories with around 600 videos still being on my to-do list. After I am done with this task I will take care of the customization of the gallery script so it blends in with the rest of EPO. It will surely take a couple more weeks to get everything done, but I'm optimistic that the end result will be worth the effort invested.
The upcoming video gallery will be modern and offer a lot of useful benefits. It will not only be fully searchable, but also comes with a tag feature which makes it easier to find the videos you are looking for. My hope is also that it makes my job as an administrator much more comfortable compared to the existing method. To be honest, it was always very time-consuming to add new videos to both the English and the German version of EPO since I had to edit and post while doing every step twice. It usually took between 15 to 60 minutes to edit, prepare and finally upload a single video to the site depending on its length and size. There were times when more than 10 new clips concurrently popped up because of a recent event or a movie release. Furthermore, it was a real pain in the ass to rerrange the chronological order of the existing videos when an older video appeared subsequently. But this will be a thing of the past shortly. I hope you will like and appreciate the new section as soon as it is finalized.

EPO Video Gallery - Preview
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(Everything you see is not final and subject to change)

For other parts of the website I am planning some minor adjustments in regard to the layout and design which will give EPO a smoother and cleaner look. With these actions I want to send a clear message to all devoted fans and visitors to this site out there: Ellen Page Online (EPO) is still alive! I'm aware it was very quiet in this place for a while, but I can assure you there were some good reasons for that. Please don't take this as an excuse for everything, but I don't think there was any important news to be shared since HRCF's Time to Thrive Conference and the release of »X-Men: Days of Future Past«. While »Into the Forest« and »Freeheld« were finally produced in the second half of 2014, Ellen went to Japan as well as Brazil at the beginning of this year to film at least one LGBT-related documentary.
Some of you might also remember my post in September where I exposed my innermost feelings in regard to the current motiviation I have as well as the reasons that fundamentally affected my attidude towards this project after so many years. I know it's such a cliche, but times can change and priorities may shift. Just imagine you are having around 4 hours of spare time on each working day. Within this timeframe you are supposed to do your chores, cook, go shopping, write and reply to emails and pursue your hobbies, which include maintaining a celebrity fan site among many other things. On some days you simply don't have the time to take care of everything, or you come home from work completely exhausted and you can't wait to crawl into bed at night. Then one thing leads to another and all your future plans are turned upside down for an indeterminate period of time.
I guess everything would be so much easier if I were to only repost and reblog Ellen's latest photos on Instagram, current news or random videos from YouTube, or consider closing the site for good or at least hand it over to another person. But that's not my style and I am not the kind of person who would throw everything away on a whim. The Bottomline is that I put so many hours and conitinued efforts as well as money in this personal project; giving up isn't an option. I also know that a group of faithful visitors and long-standing fans count on me and still appreciate all of the work I have done and will continue to do. This factor, in itself, is reason enough to carry on.

Additionally, I don't want to disregard the positive things I experienced. One of the best benefits of running a website of this kind is that you are getting in touch with many different people from all over the globe. Just recently, I got to know one person from Slovakia who happens to be a fan of Ellen and quickly became a close friend of mine. Furthermore, I will never forget certain magicial moments and the exceptional support I once received from companies like Warner Bros. Germany or Rhino Records.

I would be grateful if many of you will keep faith with EPO and still consider it a great source for everything Ellen Page. That being said, please know that your feedback is very important to me and always welcome! Make sure to use the comment function below, sign the guestbook, share stuff from EPO and your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook or any social network!

Happy 9th Anniversary!
~Dominik, with Wayne and Trisha #TeamEPO

Date: 04/30/2015 - 22:08:45 Posted by Dominik
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»Juno« director Jason Reitman casts Ellen Page as Han Solo for »Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back« live-read

Ellen Page will be taking on the part of dashing smuggler Han Solo in director Jason Reitman's live stage-reading of »Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back« at the Ace Hotel Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night. Other members of the cast include Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, Jessica Alba as Princess Leia, J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, Stephen Merchant as C-3PO, Dennis Haysbert as Lando Calrissian, and Kevin Pollak as Yoda.

Film Independent - Live Read: The Empire Strikes Back

Casting an actress for the role of the captain of the Millennium Falcon felt as natural as it may seem surprising for Reitman. "Without Solo, it would be very easy for viewers to look at Star Wars cynically, he told Entertainment Weekly. "With him, we feel like we have an ally in this, and it allows the viewer to get closer to Luke and Leia. In casting Han, the most important thing is: Who has the most interesting, ironic approach to life? And when I think of that, I think of Ellen Page. She's a small human being who has the energy to fill Madison Square Garden." Asked about the fact that the grudging romance between Han and Leia will eventually be played out by two actresses, he answered that chemistry is chemistry, whether it be between a man and a woman, two women, or two men and he has no doubt that Ellen Page could have chemistry with anybody.

The major point of the live-read series is to take classic scripts and turn them into something we've never seen before. They are about experimenting with perceptions and expectations, and encouraging fans to consider the story and characters in different ways — even if they're only hearing about the performance from afar. The performances are designed as one-night-only experiences, especially since none of them have been recorded or shared. While the tickets for this upcoming event are already sold out, there will be a stand-by list for fans who want to give it a try. More details can be found at www.filmindependent.org.

Date: 12/18/2014 - 22:16:30 Posted by Dominik
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