Byerin lynn o'connor, writer at Creators.co
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Do you love Back to the Future? Of course you do! Because you have a heart with feelings and you don't hate joy. However, yesterday was a "Back to the Future Day" but there's also one next week? Whatever the deal is, our news feeds and favorite websites have been filled to the brim with comparison lists and literally all the most awesome hyperbole the internet could ever imagine in the world about it.

I don't know about you, but it's...kind of ruining it for me? I didn't imagine anything in this universe could make me simply shrug at the sight of Michael J. Fox. Alas, that day has come and I'm looking for just about any movie news that has zero mention of a flux capacitor. So I, your partner in internet surfing, have compiled a list of completely relevant and current reading material that is not the 37th video of "Hoverboards: Then and Now" you've seen today.

1.) "Boycotting 'Star Wars' Because of the Black Guy: Where Did Sci-Fi Go Wrong?" (Joe Starr, Pajiba)

Seriously, guys? This is still a thing?
Seriously, guys? This is still a thing?

From one of my favorite sites on the whole damn internet, Joe Starr offers up a thought-provoking, compassionate piece urging the sci-fi community to be like the heroes we revere. I mean, how is it possible that involving a person of color or a woman into a franchise is suddenly giving into some suppressive liberal agenda? How can a community of outcasts not recognize struggle and triumph when expanded to anything other than white guys? And even if really is a giant troll campaign, then why did so many get in on the "fun" of making racist and sexist jokes to ostracize P.O.C from the Star Wars community?

C'mon, people. We should be better than this by now.

2.) "Laverne Cox Will Step into Frank-N-Furter's Fishnets for Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Madeleine Davies, The Muse)

THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Half movie news, half TV news, all parts good news for us. YAS PEOPLE THIS IS HAPPENING. Laverne Cox, in all her gorgeous glory, is our next Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Ten bucks says she has the most ridiculous set of pipes and we all bow down.

Hmmmm, I wonder who should play Rocky...

Chris Pratt for everything.
Chris Pratt for everything.

3.) "There will be no high heels in Jurassic World 2" (Sam Barsanti, A.V. Club)

You hear that Bryce? You're free.
You hear that Bryce? You're free.

Despite what our first entry covered, the internet can sometimes accomplish great things. In this case, We DID NOT let go the completely absurd fact that Bryce Dallas Howard spent the entire movie running from dinosaurs in heels, no matter how much she swears it was her idea. On the down side, it's the only thing we seem to remember about the movie, so unless the next movie also plans to have her hair perfectly tousled in every chase scene, we won't have much to talk about.

4.) "Jem and the Holograms Gets A Bizarre, Cut-Rate Adaptation" (Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, A.V. Club)

Even they don't look excited about it.
Even they don't look excited about it.

Did you know this was happening? I heard whispers about it, but all of a sudden, it comes out tomorrow. I guess Blumhouse prefers it that way because I haven't seen a single piece of marketing for it. That should be impossible because I ride NYC subways almost everyday and they openly advertise boob jobs and that Wesley Snipes show no one watches.

Anyway, it sounds like a complete waste of Juliette Lewis. For shame.

5.) "Early Spectre Reactions Praise The Film And This Specific Moment" (Brent McKnight, Cinema Blend)

.....I'm sorry, what were we talking about?
.....I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

BOND FANS, ASSEMBLE! Spectre had its first screening yesterday and depending on what you read, it's either 100% amazeballs or just meh. However, one thing everyone agrees on is how astonishing the opening sequence is, which takes place during a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City. If this tops Casino Royale's parkour-on-a-crane, chuck-a-gun-at-villian's-head-when-it's-empty insanity, then they should probably hand out mild sedatives before each screening.

6.) "Jeremy Renner Says It’s Not His Job to Help Female Co-Stars Negotiate Salaries" (Jacob Bryant, Variety)

Pictured- That dude everyone hated in college.
Pictured- That dude everyone hated in college.

Between this and that time he called Black Widow a "slut," he's giving Matt Damon a run for his money in the "Oh, Dear God, Please Never Speak Again" category. While he's not technically wrong, did he have to be such a dick about it? I mean, Bradley Cooper isn't in charge of regulating the pay scale, but at least he gave the illusion of support. When confronted with the topic of inequality that doesn't directly affect you, if you're reaction is to shrug and say "not my problem," you are now, in fact, part of the problem. You aren't Switzerland, because even Switzerland wasn't Switzerland. They still took the money.

Jeremy, here's a hint: If people don't like you, they won't see your movies, which is a problem for you because that's the entire point of your job. You're an actor, so do what you do best and just pretend to give a crap about something besides yourself. Us common folks don't like our movie stars to be openly awful.

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