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Ellen Page talks coming out on 'Ellen': 'I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel' -- VIDEO

Back in February, Ellen Page told the world she was gay during a speech at the inaugural “Time to THRIVE” conference in Las Vegas. On Thursday, May 1, the actress went on Ellen to talk about the experience, calling it “the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life.”

But looking back, Page said she was ready. “I knew I would be a happier person … [because] I was carrying around a tremendous amount of shame and guilt for not being out,” she said. She also thanked Ellen for doing the same thing in a time when it was “much harder and scarier.”

Watch the candid conversation below:

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Ellen Page responds to anti-gay pastor: 'Being gay isn't a belief'

Ellen Page won’t let anyone make her feel bad about herself.

Over the weekend, some unnamed pastor sent Page, who recently came out of the closet, a letter.

The actress responded publicly on Twitter, writing, “2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn’t a belief.My soul isnt struggling& I don’t want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes.”

Score one for Page. (Isn’t that the kind of comeback we’d expect from the woman who portrayed fast-talking Juno?)

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Video game review: Ellen Page elevates 'Beyond: Two Souls'

Quantic Dream writer/director David Cage creates richly cinematic adventure games that aspire to tell emotionally powerful stories. He’s been trying to perfect his own brand of interactive storytelling for nearly a decade, with decidedly mixed results. His games all have a similar feel, eschewing traditional control schemes for timed button presses and dialogue options, leaving the player free to focus on the narrative. Players have a large amount of choice, with their decisions greatly affecting the direction of the story. The problem is, I’ve never felt like he’s had particularly interesting stories to tell.

His 2005 game Indigo Prophecy starts with an intriguing murder mystery but devolves into an incomprehensible supernatural mess. 2010’s Heavy Rain, for all its graphical prowess and unique gameplay situations (how many games have you pressing buttons to change a baby’s diaper?), was rife with gaping plot holes and featured such terribly awkward voice acting that it spawned an Internet meme. Cage’s latest effort, Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3, still doesn’t have a particularly great story to tell, but thanks to a fully realized motion-capture performance by Juno and Inception actress Ellen Page, it’s an engaging one that is well worth experiencing.
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If There Have to Be Sequels, Why Can't They Make One For... 'Hard Candy'

Every week,  EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

There’s a great scene in the opening moments of Robert Altman’s The Player where Tim Robbins’ puddle-deep studio exec is taking pitches from a grizzled old screenwriter played by Buck Henry. “Okay, here it is…,” the hack begins. “The GraduatePart II. … 25 years later.” It’s supposed to be funny, and it is, especially since Buck Henry himself was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing The Graduate in 1967. It became even funnier — or sadder? — in 2005, when Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner starred in their quasi-Graduate-sequel, Rumor Has It.

Hollywood has been out of original ideas for decades now. A generation that was raised by television re-runs is now controlling the levers of Hollywood power, so they are practically conditioned to expect the same entertainment over and over and over again. To those who protest or look down their noses at this long-ago development, I say… Get over it! Better to drink the Kool-Aid, folks. Submit to the machine. Just demand better sequels. Unusual sequels. Sequels to films that were never intended to be franchises in the first place, so their original plots actually had a beginning, middle, and an end, and include satisfying character development. Let’s start aiming for the next Before Midnight instead of the next Hangover Part III.

With that in mind, I would like to pitch a sequel to a 2006 indie that earned just $1.0 million at the box office. “Okay, here it is…,” this hack begins. “Hard CandyPart II. … 10 years later.” READ FULL STORY

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