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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Movie The Walk Is Literally Making People Throw Up

    10/02/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies
    E ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Madelyn Abry
    We have heard of putting the audience in the middle of the action but this is taking it a little far. The Walk is based on the infamous story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked across a wire connected to the Twin Towers in 1974. The movie was shot in 3D, making the already terrifying heights actually come to life. So much so that audiences are literally vomiting at the sight of it. The Walk held press screening this week and the reception was queasy. But at least it wasn't because the movie was terrible (that's left for films...
  • John Guillermin, ‘Towering Inferno’ Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not “Driving Miss Daisy” material. One of the leading candidates is “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. “Carol” is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • Film Critic Tells Fans Why He Won’t Review ‘War Room’: "I Hate Preachy Movies"

    09/09/2015 8:06:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/09/2015 | Walter Hudson
    John Campea labors as the senior producer of Collider Video and headlines the daily webcast Collider Movie Talk. Each week, at the start of the week, Campea and his crew break down the weekend box office and offer insight into what those numbers mean.Since the release of War Room two weeks ago, the box office segments have been a little awkward. On Fridays, the crew predicts which films they believe will be in the top five. Nobody predicted War Room’s number-two opening weekend. In fact, no one on Collider Movie Talk thought War Room would be in the top...
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • In Conversation with Quentin Tarantino

    08/30/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies ^ | 8/23/15 | Lane Brown
    ...You supported Obama. How do you think he’s done? I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year. Especially the rapid, one-after-another-after-another-after-another aspect of it. It’s almost like take no prisoners. His he-doesn’t-give-a-shit attitude has just been so cool. Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents. I’ve never seen anybody end with this kind of ending. All the people who supported him along the way that questioned this or that and the other? All of their questions are being answered now.
  • Film Incentives Clearly Hurt

    08/14/2015 6:41:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/12/2015 | James Hohman
    Neal Rubin laments the elimination of Michigan’s film incentive at The Detroit News. But he paints a false picture of the scholarship on this subsidy. The incentives work — 37 other states currently have them — but at a cost. What cost, and what value, depends on who’s crunching the numbers. There are plenty of policies where economists can find different effects, but the studies of film incentives are clear. As Dr. Michael Thom, a professor at the University of Southern California, recently wrote: Think tanks from across the political spectrum — including the liberal Center on Budget and Policy...
  • A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought

    08/05/2015 8:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | August 5, 2015 | James Whitbrook
    The ongoing debate about equal representation in movies is more important now than ever—but it turns out we didn’t really realize just how bad the situation really was. It turns out that, according to a new report, if you’re not straight, white, male—or in the case of a Marvel movie, named Chris—in Hollywood, you’re screwed.
  • Watch the Trailer for Michael Bay’s Benghazi Thriller ’13 Hours’

    07/29/2015 2:01:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/29/15 | Michael Calia
    ....The director’s next movie, however, is shaping up to be a lot more serious because the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, is anything but the stuff of pure entertainment. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book “13 Hours,” which tells the story of the efforts of six members of a security crew who seek to protect the U.S. compound.....
  • Ann Coulter Talks 'Sharknado 3' Role: I'm as Bad as Lena Dunham

    07/22/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/15 | Paul Bond
    "I've been acting for years. ... My greatest acting performance was pretending to enjoy the movie 'Selma.'" A version of this story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.In addition to being one of the most contro­versial conservative pundits on television, Ann Coulter has tried her luck at acting. In 2007, she made a few appearances on the Fox News series The ½ Hour News Hour. And now Coulter plays the U.S. vice president in Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (July 22).She spoke with THR from...
  • That's a Wrap! Film Subsidies Terminated

    07/16/2015 11:18:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/15/2015 | Jack Spencer
    On Friday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4122, legislation that phases out Michigan’s film subsidy program. The measure, which is now officially Public Act 117 of 2015, prohibits the state film office and the relevant agencies from entering into any new film subsidy agreements or adding to existing ones. Money left over after the last subsidy deal is satisfied will revert to the state’s General Fund. “It’s important that we support creativity and innovation in our state, and we’ll continue to have a Michigan Film Office to assist moviemakers and production staff,” Snyder said. “Michigan has much to offer...
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Comic-Con Trailer [HD]

    07/11/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11, 2015 | Warner Bros. Pictures
    Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - in theaters August 14th.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Seventh Seal (1957)

    07/10/2015 8:09:25 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A weary and jaded knight (Max Von Sydow) returns home from the Crusades to his native Sweden, only to find both the plague, and Death himself, waiting for him. Gripped by a deep crisis of faith, he will figuratively and literally play games with Death long enough to find some concrete proof of God's existence.
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimer’s disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia – his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film.
  • Change the Channel - Iran Short Film Series #6

    06/28/2015 8:20:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/25/15 | Clarion Project
    Change the Channel. What happens if the Iran Nuclear agreement goes bad? Ever wondered what a bad nuclear deal looks like? Change the Channel is a fast-moving look through the eyes of our news channels at the growing turmoil and eventual destruction wrought by a nuclear Iran on the Middle East and beyond. Even America isn't safe.
  • Damian Lewis Tipped to Become Next James Bond

    06/16/2015 7:52:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 16, 2015 | Alex Ritman
    It may well be a shameless attempt to generate column inches, but one U.K. bookmaker has, out of the blue, slashed its odds of Homeland star Damian Lewis being named the next James Bond.
  • TCM Remembers Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

    06/13/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The new schedule for Monday, June 22 will be: 6:15 AM The Mummy (1959) 8:00 AM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 9:30 AM Horror of Dracula (1958) 11:00 AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) 12:45 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) 2:30 PM Horror Express (1972) 4:00 PM The Three Musketeers (1972) 6:00 PM The Four Musketeers (1975)
  • 'God's Not Dead' Producer Russell Wolfe Dies at 50

    06/08/2015 8:06:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/1/15 | Christine Johnson
    Independent faith and family film studio Pure Flix suffered a loss this week. Pure Flix founding partner and producer Russell Wolfe died May 27, surrounded by his family. Wolfe, who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), was 50. Since his diagnosis in December 2013, Wolfe and his family shared his ALS journey through social media and public appearances, including the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Last year, Russell, along with his family and colleagues, participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS in Phoenix. Wolfe produced and co-starred in the Pure Flix feature film God's Not Dead.
  • Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights

    06/07/2015 1:01:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | Oliver Gettell
    Like many young twentysomethings, the Los Angeles Film Festival has experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side. For its 21st installment, which takes place Wednesday through June 18 and is sponsored by The Times ...
  • 15 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About ‘The Goonies’ For Its 30th Anniversary

    06/06/2015 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    Sunday will mark a tremendous occasion in the world of pop culture and cult classic movies. June 7 is the 30th anniversary of the Richard Donner-directed, never-say-die movie with an all-star cast, The Goonies. Hitting theaters on June 7, 1985, the film is still a favorite of so many people today and starred a number of names that went on to huge things. Let’s take a look at some fun facts and trivia that you may never have known about The Goonies.
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • 'Jaws' turns 40: Five reasons it wouldn't work today

    05/31/2015 7:05:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 31, 2015 | Steve Tilley
    It might be safe to go in the water now. Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jaws, director Steven Spielberg’s tale of a great white shark terrorizing a picturesque seaside town. It’s a bona fide classic, deserving of all the praise it gets. But it’s also something of a relic, a throwback to a simpler time in moviemaking when we were less cynical and more easily frightened. For all the monster movie remakes being trotted out this decade, it’s actually not surprising we haven’t seen Jaws sequel since 1987’s Jaws: The Revenge (and not just because that...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Natalie Portman to star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie

    05/12/2015 6:01:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ...Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film. “On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline Hollywood reported. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
  • Film Incentive Supporters Ignore the Facts

    04/30/2015 8:14:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/28/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Ken Droz, former director of communications for the Michigan Film Office, responded to an op-ed I co-authored about Michigan's film incentive program. Unfortunately, he levels criticisms and makes claims without citing any facts. The block quotes below are the assertions he makes in a MLive article, and are followed by my response: I have seen and studied all the data published, including that much-cited Tax Foundation treatise and can tell you it consists mainly of ideology driven rhetoric and cherry picked facts to support pre-existing opinions. There are many independent studies on film incentive programs; nearly all find negative economic...
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    04/22/2015 2:40:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kayla Iacovino
    It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
  • Watching a Biased Social Documentary in College for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

    04/16/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 16 replies
    Today, the faculty of my university told my class we had to view a movie in order to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, shown by our school's counselor. The film was a social documentary by a guy that was showing his opinions about changing mens' perception of their masculinity. As the film progressed, he started to blame the white male status quo for imposing media messages on vulnerable minds. He even compared John Wayne and Ronald Reagan in the film, portraying their respective appeals as white mens' desire to return to a past accepting of gender and racial discrimination (one...
  • NBFF's Horror 2015 Showcase Gives Love to Indie Films

    04/16/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aimee Murillo
    It has been years since audiences have been given a horror movie that wasn't a carbon copy of another film—big-budget film producers aren't exactly flowing with ideas. Thankfully, the Horror Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 23-30, aims to counter that fatigue with a new crop of filmmakers outside of the Hollywood milieu, presenting seven short films and one feature film that not only break the mold of clichés, but also eat their brains . . . or something. Because if there's one thing we can be mindful of, it's that some of the best, most memorable...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • 'Little Boy': A Classic Modern Film

    04/16/2015 5:35:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 16, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. "Little Boy," in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II. A couple's oldest son, London Busbee (David Henrie), is drafted, but is barred from service because of his flat feet. The father, James Busbee (Michael Rapaport), goes instead and his youngest son, Pepper Flynt Busbee, 8, beautifully played by Jakob Salvati, is devastated. Pepper and his father have a very close relationship (they call...
  • Rahm Emanuel unhappy Spike Lee titled new film 'Chiraq'

    04/15/2015 7:32:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies ^ | 2015-04-15
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." The word suggests the city is as dangerous as the war zone in Iraq. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said. Emanuel said he suggested the name would be offensive to the many good people who live in the Englewood neighborhood where the film takes place. The mayor says he thinks that the subject Lee told him his film would deal with - black-on-black violence - is an important topic that...
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Geoffrey Lewis, Western Star and Juliette Lewis' Dad, Dies at 79

    04/08/2015 9:06:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Geoffrey Lewis, the father of actress Juliette Lewis, has died. He was 79 ... Lewis was well known for his appearances in western films and his roles in multiple Clint Eastwood movies ... He also had various television credits on popular series ...
  • Czech Oscar-nominated cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dies

    03/30/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CTK ^ | March 29, 2015 | CTK
    Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, who was nominated for Oscar twice and cooperated with Czech-born director Milos Forman, died on Saturday evening at the age of 80, Martha Issova, partner of his son David, told CTK today. Ondricek is famous in the Czech Republic and abroad primarily for his cooperation with Forman in Czechoslovakia and in the United States. Both film-makers are leading personalities of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s.
  • Will Michigan GOP Continue Michael Moore Film Subsidies?

    03/30/2015 1:10:46 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/29/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    In 2011, left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore sat on the advisory council for the Michigan Film Office. The office is in charge of determining what productions will receive the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been sent from state taxpayers to mostly out-of-state moviemakers since 2008. So perhaps it should not be surprising to learn that Moore himself – with a reported personal net worth of $50 million – was able to grab taxpayer money to cover some of the costs for his 2009 film “Capitalism: A Love Story” (which criticized the well-connected for taking taxpayer money). As previously reported...
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
  • The J Street Challenge - Full Film in HD

    03/26/2015 9:21:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/23/15 | apeacet
    Full film available for now. The argument against J Street.
  • It Follows is the scariest American horror movie in years

    03/13/2015 10:54:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Vox ^ | March 13, 2015 | Todd VanDerWerff
    ... The central conceit of It Follows, the excellent new horror film from director David Robert Mitchell, sounds eerie the first time you hear it, but it only gets more frightening every time you think about it. And the movie goes out of its way to give you reasons to think about just how horrifying it would be for this to play out in real life ... It Follows is a movie about a curse. While you're cursed, you will be stalked, mercilessly, by an entity that can take any form — including that of someone you love — and...
  • CBS 'Battle Creek' Show Misses City's Real Police Drama

    03/11/2015 6:09:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 38 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Hollywood's storyline of an underfunded Battle Creek police department is fiction. The reality? One Battle Creek police officer made $100,000-plus in 2014 and the city is paying $2.5 million more to the police and fire pension plan than it did nine years ago. In the fictional CBS TV show “Battle Creek” that debuts March 1, police detectives complain about being underfunded. It’s so bad, they say, that their Tasers don’t work because the department can't afford to recharge the batteries. That’s Hollywood. In real life, if Tasers go uncharged it probably has more to do with a police and fire...
  • Tim Burton to direct Disney's new Dumbo movie starring a mix of computer generated and live [tr]

    03/10/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    Tim Burton is to direct Disney's live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo. The iconic cartoon will be remade as a live-action movie with computer generated characters playing the big-eared elephant and his family. To bring the movie into the 21st century, a family story will be added to reflect dumbo's journey.
  • Michigan May Send Film Credits to the Cutting Room Floor

    03/06/2015 7:40:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills, is calling for $12 million to be restored to the $50 million originally appropriated for film production subsidies in the current year. The money was cut by an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The news site MIRS reported that Greimel’s spokeswoman Katie Carey said the film credit program “has been a good job creator for the state.” “I think if you did an investigation of all the tax credits, you'd find that with the film credits, that's one of the areas that has been a big boon for the state of...
  • Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014

    03/03/2015 5:44:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2015 |
    2014 brought us a number of great films…don’t expect to see any of them mentioned here. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of 2014.
  • Paramount In Talks To Acquire Rights To Sci-Fi Classic 'The Stars My Destination'

    03/02/2015 3:26:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Deadline|Hollywood ^ | February 27, 2015 | Anita Busch
    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is talks to acquire feature-film rights for the classic sci-fi novel The Stars My Destination for producer Mary Parent. Written by Alfred Bester, the book (better known as Tiger! Tiger! in the U.K. for its opening-page reprint of a William Blake poem) follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years when one day a rescue crew passes him by. Angered, he channels his energies into seeking revenge and begins scheming. The key art of the book is enough to get anyone intrigued.
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E - Official Trailer (2015) Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill Movie [HD]

    02/16/2015 2:44:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E - Official Trailer (2015) Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill Movie
  • Netflix launches in Cuba

    02/10/2015 6:48:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/9/15 | Cecilia Kang
    Netflix on Monday launched its streaming service in Cuba, the latest sign that economic relations between the United States and the island nation are thawing. The service will be available for $8 a month to residents with credit cards and access to high-speed Internet.
  • Happy birthday, John Williams, film composer, born February 8, 1932

    02/08/2015 12:49:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | February 8, 2015
    Today marks the 83rd birthday of the great film composer John Williams, whose scores have garnered numerous wins and nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Grammy Awards. Wikipedia IMDb John Williiams Fan NetworkThe John Williams Collection
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending‘ is so bad it’s almost good (photos)

    An instant candidate for the so-bad-it’s-sort-of-great hall of fame, “Jupiter Ascending’’ is totally bonkers, a sort of black-velvet-Elvis mash-up of “Star Wars’’ and every other sci-fi/fantasy movie of the past half-century right up to “The Hunger Games.” Look, there’s Mila Kunis as another chosen one, spending 10 percent of the movie cleaning toilets! A shirtless Channing Tatum in Mr. Spock ears, trying to pretend he doesn’t love Kunis! And poor Eddie Redmayne — up for Best Actor for “The Theory of Everything” — flamboyantly camping it up (oops, Oscar voting begins Friday) as an intergalactic real-estate mogul-cum-mass-murderer bent on marrying...
  • Oscars: 'The Imitation Game' Finally Plays the Gay Card

    01/31/2015 10:37:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/29/15 | Gregg Kilday
    The Weinstein Co. originally promoted The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, as a period thriller that paid tribute to Alan Turing, the father of modern computing. But on Jan. 19, appearing on CBS This Morning, Harvey Weinstein introduced a new tactic, arguing that though Turing received a royal pardon in 2013 for his 1952 conviction for gross indecency because of his homosexuality, he deserves to be honored by the British government. He added the government also should pardon the thousands of British citizens convicted under laws forbidding homosexuality, which wasn't decriminalized in the U.K. until 1967. Weinstein, who was named...