Thursday, April 17, 2014

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing a Boy

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X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has allegedly been involved in a pretty twisted sex scandal. More specifically, Singer is accused of sexually abusing an underage boy back in the 1990s.

Man, true or false, this makes me want to puke! Right now, one thought is going in my head:

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The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "no."

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[In the words of Rorschach from Watchmen]


As for what happened according to "the victim" on that fateful night, here is a detailed report by The Independent:
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Michael Egan, now 31, filed a legal document in Hawaii on Wednesday (16 April) in which he claims that Singer used his status in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him at a party in 1999 when he was 17.
The document alleges that Egan was introduced to Singer via Marc Collins-Rector (the founder of Digital Entertainment Network) at a pool party held at Collins-Rector's home in Encino, California.
Collins-Rector, a registered sex offender, faced criminal justice in 2004 and pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement.
Egan claims that he was naked, as per the rules of the house pool, when he was approached by Collins-Rector and asked to hug Singer.
Singer then allegedly “grabbed his bare buttocks”. Egan claims that the three men went to sit in a jacuzzi where he was ordered by Collins-Rector to sit on his lap before being passed to Singer. He alleges that Singer brought him an alcoholic drink, despite knowing that he was underage, and promised him a part in a forthcoming film he was directing, referring to “this group” at the party as the people who “control Hollywood”.
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[via The Independent]



Holy s--t! That's sick, isn't it?

Bryan Singer has denied those allegations, having his big shot lawyer label the lawsuit as a publicity stunt and "completely without merit," The Independent writes.

Not that I'm insinuating anything, but Egan's story is far too detailed to be ruled out as "without merit" prior to further investigation. But Bryan's lawyer - whose last name is also Singer - knows how to swim in this type of waters. The Independent writes that he's defended Charlie Sheen and John Travolta from the very same "absurd and defamatory" lawsuits in the past. So that's like just another Tuesday for him.

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An attorney for Singer, Marty Singer, who has represented Charlie Sheen and John Travolta in the past, labelled the lawsuit “completely without merit”.
“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” he said.
“It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’ s new movie is about to open in a few weeks.”
“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” he said.

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[Source: Ditto]


What do you think? Whom do you believe: Bryan Singer or this Egan guy?
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THE ROVER (2014) Official Trailer - Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce Movie

Credit: Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Screen Australia, A24.
Film: The Rover.
Source: Facebook.


Plot
The Rover is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and dysfunctional near future. Eric has left everything and every semblance of human kindness behind him. When his last possession, his car, is stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals, Eric sets off to track them down and is forced along the way to enlist the help of Reynolds, the naive member of the gang left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang's most recent escape.

Cast
Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy.


Watch the trailer for The Rover below...


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Every Gentleman Sports a Mustache in Latest THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Character Posters

Six new character posters for Wes Anderson's star studded film The Grand Budapest Hotel have arrived. The photo gallery features some of the movie's impressive cast, captured in vintage style. Speaking of vintage, I don't know whether the fact that all men grew a mustache was something the director demanded, or a mere coincidence. Nonetheless, the gents look hilarious with a bit of facial hair, except Edward Norton. He looks like a  boss  sir!

Check out the images below! Which one should be the film's official poster?

Images via Facebook:

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures.
Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Source: Facebook.




Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson.
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