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  • Oscars: Australian Producer Jan Chapman Devastated by Mistaken In-Memoriam Photo [#FakeDeath]

    02/28/2017 2:24:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/27/17 | Lawrence Yee, Patrick Frater
    Another Oscars Gaffe: In Memoriam Video Included Photo of Living Woman Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used.
  • Question I bet NO ONE in media will ask about Oscar's Best Picture Award this year

    02/27/2017 4:18:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    2/27/17 | sff
    Last year the Academy, liberal to the CORE, was attacked with "Oscars so White"...a pathetic excuse for people with no life to get worked up.... The call for affirmative action on the voters, etc. in Hollyweird was heard. Changes were promised. So THIS year, a director's first movie, about a black homosexual, WINS. Look, maybe it WAS the Best Picture of all last year. Maybe. But could this be the effect of Hollywood's Guilty Feelings from last year?
  • Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

    02/20/2017 9:20:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.” He wrote...
  • What is HPN? A Global Movement of Prayer for the Arts & Entertainment Industry

    02/18/2017 1:38:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    “I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.” Cecil B. DemilleHollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field. With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood. Whether...
  • What You're Fixin To See Is A True Story

    02/17/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by condi2008 · 14 replies
    Bright Wall/Dark Room ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Rosie Jonker
    In 1996, in Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede murdered 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent. Shot her in the back, stuffed her body in the big freezer in her garage, and went on about his life. When the police eventually found her and Bernie confessed to her murder, District Attorney Danny Buck ran into a problem—he couldn’t scare up a single juror in Panola County who was willing to put Bernie behind bars. Bernie was a sweet boy, the people of Carthage said, and that b***h had it coming.
  • RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

    02/05/2017 12:02:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 177 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Winning the best picture Oscar doesn't just signal that a movie is regarded by Hollywood as the top achievement in the medium for the year; it can help cement a movie's status, with past winners that have gone on to become classics like "The Godfather," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "On the Waterfront." But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 88 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanished from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought. It's probably too early...
  • Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity

    02/02/2017 12:17:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    pj media ^ | 1/6/17 | Tyler O'Neil
    Chris Pratt is a rare bird: a conservative Christian who is also a major star in Hollywood. In an interview this week for Vanity Fair, Pratt described his conversion to Christianity....
  • Watching "Mars Attacks!" by Tim Burton right now. Parallels are amazing

    01/29/2017 10:00:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Mars Attacks...I saw it years ago in the theatres, don't remember much.... But boy oh boy the parallels between how these DOPEY government officials think the invaders are "friendly" and "cultural misunderstandings" are the reason behind the malevolence and the modern day pop culture and liberal mindset are amazing.
  • Oscars 2017: See the full list of nominees

    01/24/2017 9:00:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 01/24/2017 | Ariana Bacle
    After weeks of awards shows, the biggest one is finally almost here: On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2017 nominees. The winners will then be revealed when the Oscars take place Feb. 26. Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, led the nominations with a whopping 14. The Best Picture nominee ties with 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve for the most nominations the Oscars has ever handed out in its 89-year history. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival followed with eight nominations each, also including Best...
  • William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

    01/13/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by Cecily · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Schudel
    William Peter Blatty, an author whose novel “The Exorcist” and his later screenplay for the 1973 film about a demonic possession became a phenomenon and stirred fierce public debate about the occult, died Jan. 12 at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 89. The cause was a form of multiple myeloma, said his wife, Julie Witbrodt Blatty. Mr. Blatty was a junior at Georgetown University when, in 1949, he became mesmerized by a Washington Post story detailing the alleged exorcism by a Jesuit priest of a 14-year-old boy from Mount Rainier, Md. who was believed to...
  • Michčle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

    12/21/2016 10:41:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Bernstein
    Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96. French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. . . . The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided. In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal...
  • Starting in 2019, if Your Film Isn’t Diverse, It Won’t Be Eligible for a BAFTA Award

    12/20/2016 7:28:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    In an incredibly bold move, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced last week that, beginning in 2019, works that do not demonstrate inclusivity in their production practices will no longer be eligible for the Outstanding British Film or Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer awards at the annual BAFTAs, often considered the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.* Eligible projects must showcase this in two of the following ways, as the BBC reported: On-screen characters and themes, senior roles and crew, industry training and career progression, and audience access and appeal to underrepresented audiences. BAFTA...
  • Catholics Agree: It’s a Wonderful Life

    12/20/2016 2:54:18 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 20, 2016 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    This year marks the 70th anniversary of Frank Capra’s beloved Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. It debuted December 20, 1946, just a year after World War II ended. (Remember, the film begins and ends with the expected return of war hero Harry Bailey.)The film offers several Catholic perspectives. How many movies today would begin with eight people praying? But, in a world afflicted by the culture of death, I want to salute the pro-life focus of this film.In response to those eight prayers heard in heaven, God summons the angels—his messengers—to help. “At exactly ten forty-five p.m. earth...
  • Will Smith just suffered the worst debut opening of his moviemaking career

    12/19/2016 7:23:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    "Collateral Beauty" has already had a bit of a hammering from film critics and fans, and things have just gotten worse. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film has now given star Will Smith the worst wide debut of his career. Ouch. Despite featuring Smith and a host of other big names, including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Kate Winslet, the movie opened to just $7 million in ticket sales this weekend. That puts it at fourth place in the US box office, well behind the top-ranking "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which took an estimated $155 million in its...
  • Golden Globes: La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge to compete for top awards

    12/12/2016 8:21:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FILM NEWS ^ | 12/12/2016
    Movies including La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge will compete for the top film prizes at the 2017 Golden Globes. The musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has been nominated for the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy prize alongside Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street, and 20th Century Women, while Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge are up for the Best Motion Picture – Drama as well as Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water. Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, who won the best actor Critics' Choice Award on Sunday (11Dec16), could continue his...
  • Robert De Niro changes tune on Trump

    11/22/2016 5:30:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/26 | Judy Kurtz
    Robert De Niro is striking a more diplomatic tone regarding President-elect Donald Trump, whom he previously said he'd like to "punch ... in the face." “I would only say that we’re all hoping, waiting and hoping, that he will lead the country in a way that’ll benefit everyone and benefit our neighbors around the world,” De Niro told ITK on Tuesday when asked what message he’d want to share with Trump. “That’s all,” the "Godfather Part II" star said.
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg Pens Open Letter to Hollywood After Trump Victory

    11/16/2016 7:37:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/16/16 | Jeffrey Katzenberg
    As for many of you, last Tuesday was a very bad day for me.... Is our next president a demagogue or democrat? ...I have been involved in politics for more than 50 years, and this is certainly not the first time I've been on the losing end. It always hurts. And this one maybe hurts more than the rest — partly because we didn't really lose. Our side got more popular votes, while Trump received fewer votes than Mitt Romney or John McCain. ...The Founding Fathers provided tools to combat the demagogues they knew might come along. We merely need...
  • Election Night 2016: Party or Panic? [Hollywood & Media Celebs]

    11/03/2016 5:20:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/1/16 | Chris Gardner, Ashley Lee
    Industry insiders share their Nov. 8 plans as comedy legend Carl Reiner preps a Trump pinata and Ben Silverman welcomes all to his home but doesn't expect "many public Trump supporters." ...Should Trump defy the polls and prevail, Lost City of Z director James Gray says, “I won’t recognize our country anymore if it wants a scumbag white nationalist to be its president. You can quote me on that: I hate that guy.” Ali Wentworth would rather go down under with husband George Stephanopoulos: “If Trump wins, we’ll start looking at real estate in Sydney, Australia. No crime, no guns."...
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • 'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

    11/01/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84. Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.
  • Tammy Grimes, the Original 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' Dies at 82

    11/01/2016 11:11:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Anita Gates
    Tammy Grimes, the throaty actress and singer who conquered Broadway at the age of 26, winning a Tony Award for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and went on to a distinguished stage career, died on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82... Ms. Grimes made films, including "Play It as It Lays," "The Last Unicorn" and "Slaves of New York," and appeared in dozens of television movies and series (including her own short-lived sitcom, "The Tammy Grimes Show," in 1966). But the starring role in the film version of "Molly Brown" (1964) went to Debbie Reynolds, who had...
  • VANITY- For those who NEED a break from MFM and the fog of deception A Diversion!

    10/28/2016 9:39:07 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 3 replies
    A full film found on You Tube. There will be no talking points spoken, there will be planes, Buster, and nations pitted against one another Buster Keaton: The Navigator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6kW5Q3mrZg Take Five! and imagine
  • Rest in Peace: John Zacherle a.k.a. Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

    10/28/2016 8:24:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Dread Central ^ | October 28, 2016 | Steve Barton
    What we have here is the end of an era. One of the few remaining famed original horror movie hosts, John Zacherle, known affectionately to fans as Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, has passed on at the age of 98! That's quite a run and we're all a lot creepier as a result of his illustrious career! Zacherley was an American television host, radio personality and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character "Roland/Zacherley," he also did...
  • Female Victims, Male Abusers, ... in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the Train

    10/19/2016 2:54:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2016 | Armond White
    Full title: Female Victims, Male Abusers, Revenge of the Sisters in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train, last week’s top box-office film, is so thoroughly lousy that it augurs a horrible future for the American movie-going plebiscite. This woman’s revenge story (dramatized in triplicate, with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson as suburban white women who suffer psychic abuse by a male) promotes perverse “feminist” sisterhood... In [André] Téchiné’s new film, Being 17, a white French youth falls in love with an Algerian teenager while contending with adolescent urges and stress...
  • Revealed! Superstar Actor Raped Child Star Corey Haim

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • New film asks "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" (VANITY)

    09/13/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 9-13-2016 | Brian F. Kirk
    Three years in the making, "Sam & Me" is a dark comedy that imagines, "What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" It personifies the dysfunctional relationship between taxpayer and government. The movie is pro-freedom and pro-faith. More details at www.samandmefilm.com. To watch, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/samandme The film is absolutely free to the first 50 Freepers who use the promo code Freep at checkout.
  • Controversial Moments Hidden In Disney Movies

    09/07/2016 11:24:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | Looper
    When you think of Disney movies, you think of safe, wholesome fun for the entire family. But based on this list, maybe instead you should think about sad orphans and the literal embodiment of death appearing in a man's eyes shortly before he meets his grisly demise. Here are some of the most controversial moments hidden in Disney movies...
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • Vanity, Michelle/Barack flick "Southside With You" Bombs Badly on release.

    08/28/2016 9:04:12 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 125 replies
    The media pumped up film " Southside With You", the story of the first date between Michelle & Barack Obama bombs badly on it first weekend release with a miserable three (3M) revenue intake. The movie finished #13 among the movies this weekend, not a good showing at all. Nothing more needs to be said!!! The horrible revenue numbers speak for themselves.
  • The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It's Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

    08/27/2016 2:41:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | August 26, 2016 | Duncan Fyfe
    Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental." The cut-and-paste legal rider must be the most boring thing in every movie that features it. Who knew its origins were so lurid? For that bit of boilerplate, we can indirectly thank none other than Grigori Rasputin, the famously hard-to-assassinate Russian mystic and intimate of the last, doomed Romanovs. It all started when an exiled Russian prince sued MGM in 1933 over the studio's Rasputin biopic,...
  • Why 'Mulholland Drive' is the greatest film since 2000

    08/23/2016 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 August 2016 | Luke Buckmaster
    Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential crisis. Terms such as ‘TV-like’ or ‘television-esque’ were once intended as insults; now, in a period most commentators consider a new ‘golden age of television’ – a Don Draper here, a Walter White there – that is no longer the case. So, if television has evolved to a point where it is no longer considered an inferior art form, what does this mean for cinema? Perhaps it is no coincidence that David Lynch’s mind-bending mystery-drama Mullholland Drive has been named by BBC Culture’s critics’ poll...
  • The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

    08/23/2016 9:58:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | August 23, 2016
    ...Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video, is thriving artistically as much as it ever has. But today you’ll find greater diversity in the kinds of films being made, if not in the people who are making them. That’s why we, the editors of BBC Culture, decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Last year, we asked critics to name the greatest American films of all time, and we were surprised that only six films made since 2000 made the top 100....
  • 2016 Hugo Awards

    08/21/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 20, 2016
    The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Administration of the 2016 Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards Web Site. 3,130 valid final ballots were cast by the members of MidAmeriCon II. Per the WSFS Constitution, each category must have at least 25% (1,488 ballots) participation; otherwise “No Award” must be presented in this category. This did not happen in any category. In the list below, we show the...
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • CNN Launches Drone Operations To Film Americans

    08/18/2016 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/16 | Steve Guest
    According to a press release provided to The Daily Caller, Terence Burke, senior vice president of national news, said that “CNN’s cutting-edge development of technology to enhance the way we tell stories is a part of our DNA. We are proud to continue the tradition with CNN AIR, and to establish a unit that will expand our technological capabilities for newsgathering.” CNN has formed the “first media-related research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute” and will be in a direct research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the press release, in 2015, “CNN was selected by the...
  • Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

    08/17/2016 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/17/2016 | Carmel Dagan
    Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92. “Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time. Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93...
  • Sleeper Must-See Movies

    07/31/2016 11:14:58 AM PDT · by gigster · 297 replies
    What sleeper movies of the last ten years or so would you recommend to family or a friend.
  • Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

    07/25/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 07/25/2016 | MARGALIT FOX
    Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others. Starting as a teenager in the late 1940s and continuing for the next two decades, Ms. Nixon...
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Kicking Around The Clintons

    07/11/2016 6:02:51 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 7 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Melissa Dawdy
    Few things in life will be as emotionally satisfying as witnessing the final comeuppance of the Clintons. Hillary and the Democrat Party laugh at the Law, but the Court of Public Opinion is always in session, with the latest exhibit, Hillary’s America, a new film by Dinesh D’Souza premiering Monday, June 11, in Los Angeles, and opening on July 22. It would be awesome if Ricochet members across the country met at theaters to share the schadenfreude, then reported back to Ricochet. Go here to check out the website and buy tickets – it really helps boost the movie’s prospects...
  • Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

    07/09/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bilge Ebiri
    There's a reason why Steven Spielberg is still the undisputed King of Hollywood. Over the course of a nearly five-decade-long career, he has perfected and/or inaugurated any number of cinematic movements and innovations. Coming of age as one of the "movie brats" – the generation of filmmakers who transformed American cinema in the Sixties and Seventies – Spielberg also helped kick off Hollywood's blockbuster culture with Jaws in 1975 (and then sent that culture into overdrive with the one-two punch of Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1981 and 1982). The success of such movies...
  • The Evolution of Steven Spielberg

    07/09/2016 10:51:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2016 | Burger Fiction
    We're definitely Spielberg fans. So many iconic movies spanning his over 50 years of directing. So with the release of his latest movie, The BFG, we bring you Steven Spielberg's directing evolution. We're gonna need a bigger boat. *****Also big oops. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 1977 and Minority Report is 2002. We knew this from our research, but somehow in the edit we messed it up. Sorry!
  • Michael Cimino, 'Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' Director, Dies at 77

    07/02/2016 7:28:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2016 | Tim Gray
    Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of "The Deer Hunter" before "Heaven's Gate" destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77.
  • The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy dies

    07/02/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Film director Robin Hardy has died at the age of 86, a family friend has confirmed. He was best known for cult British film The Wicker Man, starring Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. The 1973 film told the story of police sergeant Howie, played by Woodward, who was sent to search for a missing girl on the fictional island of Summerisle.
  • Trailer for new film "Sully", in theaters Sept. 9th

    06/30/2016 2:50:10 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/29/2016 | Warner Brothers
    Trailer for new film "Sully", in theaters Sept. 9th
  • The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Wants To Overturn 'Citizens United'

    09/22/2015 9:54:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2015 | George Leef
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  • Actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today

    05/30/2016 5:11:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 30, 2016
    American actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today. He is best known for his role of David Bowman in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: The Year We Make Contact" as well as his role as David Clemens in the 1962 film "David and Lisa" which also starred Janet Margolin and Howard Da Silva. He also appeared in the 1974 cult film, "Black Christmas." In television, he made guest appearances in many shows. Also, science fiction fans might remember him as Devon in the short-lived series, "The Starlost." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Dullea http://keirdullea.org/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001158/ https://www.ibdb.com/Person/View/38649 http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/11226
  • Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema?

    05/24/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies
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    Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema? I think so. What do you think? From Wikipedia: List of science fiction films of the 1950s A list of science fiction films released in the 1950s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. This period is sometimes described as the 'classic' era of science fiction theater. Much of the production was in a low-budget form targeted at a teenage audience....