After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression
Rating: R (for some sexuality/nudity)
Directed By: Wash Westmoreland
Written By: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
In Theaters: Sep 21, 2018 Limited
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Bleecker Street and 30WEST
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee, also confirmed his death.
Lee's final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment — a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties — for $1 billion alleging fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later. He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs. (Lee's estate is estimated to be worth as much as $70 million.) And in June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.
On his own and through his work with frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, Lee catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world's No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — led by Avengers: Infinity War's $2.05 billion worldwide take earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.
"I used to think what I did was not very important," he told the Chicago Tribune in April 2014. "People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed."
Lee's fame and influence as the face and figurehead of Marvel, even in his nonagenarian years, remained considerable.
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It was a chaotic week for negotiations
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a preliminary agreementwith the EU that laid out the terms of Brexit. That deal earned her cabinet's approval.
But many in government aren't on board. Two high-ranking ministers resigned (causing the pound to drop), and the deal faces an uphill battle in Parliament.
Tying it all together: As the March 29 deadline zooms closer and UK officials drop like flies, a "no deal" Brexit seems like a real possibility.
That's scaring companies
One of the benefits of membership in the EU (besides early bird check-in) is the "Single Market," which allows goods and services to move between countries without being bothered by regulatory hurdles.
But...if the UK leaves the EU before working out a trade agreement, walls would come back up. And visions of a "Day After Tomorrow"-like scenario, complete with clogged ports and trucks stuck in traffic waiting for customs inspections, are keeping multinational execs up at night.
Let's make it real with a few examples:
BMW is stockpiling parts, warehouse space, and parking lots for its Mini brand (which is produced in England) in case its supply chain grinds to a halt, per the WSJ.
The NYT describes how the flower trade, a global operation spanning from Kenya to the Netherlands to the UK, relies on a "continuous, unimpeded flow of goods." Brexit "looms like a giant speed bump."
Zoom out: While a "no deal" Brexit might eventually be averted, just the possibility that it might happen is already disrupting business operations and causing anxiety over global trade.