Anonymous Synopsis

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
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Burger King Gets Twitter Hacked, Altered To Endorse McDonald's Burger King Gets Twitter Hacked, Altered To Endorse McDonald's
Fast food might not be the epitome of culinary excellence, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t still brand loyal when they do decide to grab a quick burger. Proving that, some McDonald’s fans recently hijacked Burger King’s official Twitter page and posted a message saying the King had to sell the account to the Golden Arches because of slumping Whopper sales.

Burger King Gets Twitter Hacked, Altered To Endorse McDonald's

This Means War's Simon Kinberg And Parenthood's Jason Katims Create Spy Project Anonymous This Means War's Simon Kinberg And Parenthood's Jason Katims Create Spy Project Anonymous
Parenthood creator Jason Katims recently signed on in an overall deal with Universal TV and has been churning out new ideas ever since. His newest project, developed with writer Simon Kinberg, will follow a father-son relationship in an unlikely forum: that of the spy world. Fox seems pretty excited about the project, and has even given it a put-pilot commitment.

This Means War's Simon Kinberg And Parenthood's Jason Katims Create Spy Project Anonymous

Anonymous Shuts Down The MPAA, RIAA And Other Websites Anonymous Shuts Down The MPAA, RIAA And Other Websites
For the past few days the big story has been the protest of SOPA and PIPA, the two potentially disastrous and dangerous pieces of legislation that would give major corporations and organizations the right to censor the internet in the name of protection against piracy. Yesterday, websites like Wikipedia.org and Reddit.com shut their doors to the public, demonstrating what it would be like if either SOPA or PIPA were passed

Anonymous Shuts Down The MPAA, RIAA And Other Websites

Anonymous Says They Would Attack Sony's Executives, Not PSN Anonymous Says They Would Attack Sony's Executives, Not PSN
New information has come to light explaining more about what Anonymous was planning to do to Sony had they not backed down from SOPA. It appears that the group had no plans of ever attacking the PlayStation Network again, and instead were aiming to "deface" the company and the executives.

Anonymous Says They Would Attack Sony's Executives, Not PSN

Nintendo, Sony Stop Supporting SOPA After Anonymous Threats Nintendo, Sony Stop Supporting SOPA After Anonymous Threats
Reports are coming in that Nintendo has quietly backed out of supporting SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). Sony has also backed down, and it's allegedly because of further threats against the PSN from online hacking group, Anonymous.

Nintendo, Sony Stop Supporting SOPA After Anonymous Threats

Hackers Hit Website Of Group Targeting TLC's All-American Muslim Hackers Hit Website Of Group Targeting TLC's All-American Muslim
At any rate, Lowes pulled their ads off the show, which has set off a firestorm of negative publicity and online debate. Now the blowback has reached the Florida Family Association: the organization's website has been infiltrated by a hacker claiming to be associated with the group Anonymous. As a result, the FFA has been forced to temporarily take down their website.

Hackers Hit Website Of Group Targeting TLC's All-American Muslim

Joely Richardson Dons Queen Elizabeth's Many Wigs In Anonymous Joely Richardson Dons Queen Elizabeth's Many Wigs In Anonymous
I talked to Richardson about her role in the film, working hard to let her naturally similarities to her mother link the character, playing one of the most iconic figures of British history, and what she thinks of the "Oxfordian" theory behind the film, that de Vere was in fact that author of Shakespeare's works

Joely Richardson Dons Queen Elizabeth's Many Wigs In Anonymous

Rhys Ifans Says Roland Emmerich Was Brave To Cast Him As The Real Shakespeare Rhys Ifans Says Roland Emmerich Was Brave To Cast Him As The Real Shakespeare
Rhys Ifans admits up front that he didn't expect to get the role of Edward de Vere in Anonymous. He's the gangly, goofy guy who played Spike in Notting Hill and Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter; why would anyone bring him in as the noblemen who, at least in the theoretical world Anonymous presents, secretly wrote all of Shakespeare's plays?

Rhys Ifans Says Roland Emmerich Was Brave To Cast Him As The Real Shakespeare

Explaining The Concept Of Roland Emmerich's New Shakespeare Movie, Anonymous Explaining The Concept Of Roland Emmerich's New Shakespeare Movie, Anonymous
Are you confused by the provocative premise behind Roland Emmerich's new movie Anonymous, or at very least the poster's tagline "Was Shakespeare a fraud?" I was too, and even after seeing the movie I had plenty of questions for the movie's screenwriter, John Orloff

Explaining The Concept Of Roland Emmerich's New Shakespeare Movie, Anonymous

Anonymous Takes Down Child Porn Server Anonymous Takes Down Child Porn Server
The hacking group warned Freedom Hosting to remove the child pornography, and when there was no response, they brought down their server and about 40 child porn websites. On top of this server crash, Anonymous then gathered all 1,589 names of the people who visited the most popular site, Lolita City, and posted them elsewhere online in hopes that the FBI or Interpol would arrest those involved.

Anonymous Takes Down Child Porn Server

Anonymous No Longer Receiving Wide Release Next Week Anonymous No Longer Receiving Wide Release Next Week
Roland Emmerich’s next film, Anonymous has been slated for a release next Friday for quite some time. And now that the release is upon us, despite months and millions spent on trailer marketing, Sony has decided not to give the film the wide release we we’ve all been expecting.

Anonymous No Longer Receiving Wide Release Next Week

Roland Emmerich To Debate The Authenticity Of Shakespeare Wednesday Night Roland Emmerich To Debate The Authenticity Of Shakespeare Wednesday Night
Sony has announced that tomorrow night, at 8:15pm PST, Emmerich, executive producer/writer John Orloff and historian Charles Beauclerk are going to stage a live debate against UC Berkeley Professor Alan H. Nelson, the subject being the validity of Shakespeare's work. The whole thing will be broadcast live on the movie's official Facebook page

Roland Emmerich To Debate The Authenticity Of Shakespeare Wednesday Night

Rhys Ifans Talks Wearing A Green CGI Suit And Cardboard Head On The Amazing Spider-Man Set Rhys Ifans Talks Wearing A Green CGI Suit And Cardboard Head On The Amazing Spider-Man Set
I love the mental image of Ifans on the set of this $200 million production, wearing cardboard on his head and a skintight green suit. Of course that's not what we'll see on the screen, but when the astonishing CGI Lizard arrives onscreen in The Amazing Spider-Man next summer, I hope the silly side of it pops into your head just a little.

Rhys Ifans Talks Wearing A Green CGI Suit And Cardboard Head On The Amazing Spider-Man Set

Hacking Group Threatens To Destroy Facebook Hacking Group Threatens To Destroy Facebook
Hackers occupy a weird role in today’s society; looked at occasionally as heroes, and often as villains, their smarts are only enhanced by their “I just don’t give a damn” attitude. And while not every hacker is Neo, or that girl Lex from Jurassic Park, they are a breed of person that captivates the mind because of their mastery of electronic devices. They also possess the ability to instill fear and hatred, as we all witnessed when a hacker group stole a slew of personal information from Sony because one of their buddies got banned.

Hacking Group Threatens To Destroy Facebook

Second Anonymous Trailer Deepens The Shakespeare Conspiracy Second Anonymous Trailer Deepens The Shakespeare Conspiracy
Not only is it set in the hoity-toity Elizabethan era, but it's actually about Shakespeare, or rather, the anonymous playwright who actually wrote Shakespeare's most famous works. Between the whiplash-inducing contrast of Emmerich making a historical drama

Second Anonymous Trailer Deepens The Shakespeare Conspiracy

First Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare Drama Anonymous Brings In Radiohead First Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare Drama Anonymous Brings In Radiohead
Perhaps still riding high off the success of their a cappella "Creep" scored Social Network trailer, they have decided to present early scenes from the Elizabethan drama to the tune of "Everything In Its Right Place." Actually we start in modern-day New York with a man on a stage

First Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare Drama Anonymous Brings In Radiohead

New Images From 30 Minutes Or Less, Bad Teacher And Anonymous New Images From 30 Minutes Or Less, Bad Teacher And Anonymous
It's a bit presumptuous to say when we're only five days in, but 2011 may end up being a really great year for movies. Browsing through our 2011 preview, there's an endless number of titles with high potential

New Images From 30 Minutes Or Less, Bad Teacher And Anonymous

Underworld 4 Pushed Back To 2012, Roland Emmerich's Next Set For 2011 Underworld 4 Pushed Back To 2012, Roland Emmerich's Next Set For 2011
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Underworld fans are going to have to wait even longer before they get to feast their eyes on a fully latexed Kate Beckinsale again

Underworld 4 Pushed Back To 2012, Roland Emmerich's Next Set For 2011

GlaDOS Protests Scientology With Anonymous GlaDOS Protests Scientology With Anonymous
Yesterday a group calling themselves “Anonymous” held their second anti-Scientology protest in response to the Youtube video of Tom Cruise discussing his barking-mad religion being pulled by the Church of Scientology. Not much is known about the group as they have refused to identify themselves on all counts and were instructed to obscure their identities by a familiar voice, GlaDOS.

GlaDOS Protests Scientology With Anonymous

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