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  • ‘Mother!’ Is the Worst Movie of the Year, Maybe Century

    09/16/2017 7:09:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    observer.com ^ | 09/15/17 3:00pm | Rex Reed •
    From the idiotic drug-addict hokum Requiem for a Dream to the overrated, overwrought and over-hyped Black Swan.....the films of wack job Darren Aronofsky have shown a dark passion for exploring twisted souls in torment. But nothing he’s done before to poison the ozone layer prepared me for mother!, an exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud. ... [F]reak show is two hours of pretentious twaddle that tackles religion, paranoia, lust, rebellion, and a thirst for blood in a circus of grotesque debauchery to prove that being a...
  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

    09/15/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 09/15/2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.” He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime. His most recent...
  • ‘Mother!’ Is the Worst Movie of the Year, Maybe Century

    09/15/2017 4:26:57 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 111 replies
    Observer ^ | 9/15/17 | Rex Reed
    From the idiotic drug-addict hokum Requiem for a Dream to the overrated, overwrought and over-hyped Black Swan, which I called “a lavishly staged Repulsion in toe shoes,” the films of wack job Darren Aronofsky have shown a dark passion for exploring twisted souls in torment. But nothing he’s done before to poison the ozone layer prepared me for mother!, an exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud. Stealing ideas from Polanski, Fellini and Kubrick, he’s jerrybuilt an absurd Freudian nightmare that is more wet dream than bad...
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s Grotesque Spoof of the Nativity [mother!]

    09/14/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 14 September 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Mother, an exercise in torture porn, may be the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio. Ordinarily when a filmmaker goes trampling all over your senses with an eye toward maximizing disgust, it’s for the purpose of producing some cheap scares. In Mother, though, the aim is a macabre pastiche of people’s most cherished and deeply held beliefs. Deliberately grotesque and nauseating, and seemingly engineered to outrage Christians, especially Catholics, Mother represents a stain on the reputation of Paramount Pictures, which once produced Going My Way. It may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released...
  • Toronto Film Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

    09/12/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/12/17 | Gleiberman
    Over the years, a great many actors have taken a turn at playing one of the Kennedy brothers (in made-for-TV movies, on “Saturday Night Live,” in big-screen historical dramas). The vast majority of these performances have been mediocre, a handful have been quite good, and a few have been memorable — like Bruce Greenwood’s cuttingly terse and commanding JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama “Thirteen Days,” or Peter Sarsgaard’s tender and battle-scarred Robert F. Kennedy in “Jackie.” To that short list of singular and superb Kennedy performances, we can now add the Australian actor Jason Clarke’s portrayal of Edward...
  • Colin Trevorrow Out As ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director

    09/05/2017 4:53:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 5, 2017 | Patrick Hipes
    Another Star Wars director change from Lucasfilm just now, which has announced that Colin Trevorrow has left Star Wars: Episode IX. Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon. Trevorrow, whose blockbuster cred was set with the huge success of the Jurassic Park franchise reboot Jurassic World, was confirmed as director of the...
  • ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ actor Richard Anderson dies at 91

    08/31/2017 4:42:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Page Six ^ | August 31, 2017
    Richard Anderson, the Emmy-nominated actor who played Oscar Goldman in both hit 1970s series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died August 31. He was 91. Anderson’s credits spanned more than 180 film and TV roles over six decades after starting his Hollywood career as a messenger at MGM. But he will be best remembered for playing Goldman, the handler of the bionic duo played by Lee Majors and Lyndsay Wagner. Combined, the series ran for 150 episodes and several TV movies — two of which Anderson produced.
  • The 13 Alfred Hitchcock movies you need to watch in your lifetime

    08/14/2017 7:08:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Alfred Hitchcock is more than just the master of suspense. Throughout his career, the legendary director transformed cinema as we know it today through his unique visual eye, masterful storytelling, and incredible showmanship. In celebration of his birthday on Sunday, we look back on his most memorable works -- ranging from the crowd-pleasing "Psycho" to a movie regarded as one of the best ever made, "Vertigo." Here are the 13 Alfred Hitchcock movies you need to watch in your lifetime:
  • Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82

    08/14/2017 8:05:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Joseph Bologna, an actor, playwright and screenwriter who was so memorable as the egotistical King Kaiser in the 1982 comedy classic My Favorite Year, has died. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee Taylor. Bologna received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay, shared with his wife and David Zelag Goodman, for his work on Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). The couple had first written it for Broadway in a 1968 production directed by...
  • 'Bonnie and Clyde' at 50: Ultraviolent gangster film changed American cinema

    08/13/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/13/2017 | John Petkovic
    <p>So proclaimed the trailer for "Bonnie and Clyde" when it hit the theaters in Aug. 1967.</p> <p>On the surface, the tagline to Arthur Penn's groundbreaking gangster film about young lovers on the run from authority snugly fit into the Summer of Love. Well, at least two-thirds of it.</p>
  • 'The Dark Tower' is getting poor reviews, here's 7 great Stephen King movies

    08/04/2017 12:57:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    Canoe ^ | August 4, 2017 | Steve Tilley
    ... The Dark Tower is taking a serious drubbing, and many diehard King fans are similarly displeased with how the movie turned out. But let’s be honest, this isn’t exactly the first film adaptation of a Stephen King book to lay an egg. Children of the Corn, anyone? Maximum Overdrive? The Lawnmower Man? Fortunately, King’s cinematic oeuvre is chockablock with movies that are actually good. If you were let down by The Dark Tower – or you plan to give it a miss entirely – here are seven great Stephen King movies that you can stream or digitally rent from...
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Conservative Sex Comedy

    07/25/2017 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Skooz · 120 replies
    NRO ^ | 07/25/2017 | Kyle Smith
    Upon its release in 1982, no one would have expected Fast Times at Ridgemont High ever to receive the imprimatur of classic. The movie was engineered to make a quick buck at a moment when Hollywood was giddy about its latest easy-money formula: Take some horny teens, put them in a broad, dumb comedy that invited teen boys to ogle bare breasts, and load the soundtrack with hit rock songs. Low-budget movies like Private Lessons (1981), The Last American Virgin (1982), Goin’ All the Way (1982), Private School (1983), Losin’ It (1983), Spring Break (1983), Bachelor Party (1984), and especially...
  • Looking for Film Recommendations, More Cerebral and Less Violent?

    07/23/2017 4:56:36 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 164 replies
    chickensoup | 07.23.17 | chickensoup
    This is a slow Sunday morning. I am not much of a vid watcher. And for over 25 years we didn't have a TV. Back a few years ago I found a TV, with Freeper input and have Netflix. To me the TV is a great going to the theater experience. I have been watching different things on the TV for occasional entertainment for the past couple of years, Netflix both streaming and DVD. I have discovered that most shows that I have watched, both the compelling ones that I have enjoyed like Longmire, Bluebloods, and even Father Brown have...
  • Second Big Film Studio Set For Fayette County (5,000 jobs in Georgia)

    07/10/2017 9:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WABE-FM ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ellie Hensley
    A $58 million film studio is in the works for Fayette County, just minutes from Pinewood Atlanta Studios. This week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the 24-acre, six-stage complex in north Fayetteville would be called Cinema South Studios. The team behind the venture includes Alvin Williams, a film producer with more than 30 years of experience in the film industry; Jim Viviano of 5G Studio Collaborative, the architect behind the project; and Todd Brooks, president at Brooks Real Estate Development Inc. Winter Construction will build the studios once funding is in place. The partners plan to break ground this December with...
  • Italian actress Elsa Martinelli dead aged 82

    07/09/2017 9:35:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | July 8, 2017 | Emmeline Saunders and Vicki Newman
    Italian film star Elsa Martinelli has died today at the age of 82. She passed away in Rome after a long and glamorous career as a star of the silver screen. Elsa was best known for her roles in Le Rouge Et Le Noir in 1954 and for The Indian Fighter the following year, in which she starred opposite Kirk Douglas.
  • Reagan Derangement Syndrome Is Alive and Well

    06/28/2017 6:05:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    To believe, in the 1980s, that Ronald Reagan was going to blow up the world may have been merely peculiar. To believe so today is a symptom of raging Reagan Derangement Syndrome. And yet here we are, with The Reagan Show, a new documentary rehashing the paranoid style of Reaganography, set for limited theatrical release on June 30 and video-on-demand release shortly thereafter. The continuing popularity of President Reagan is a source of profound irritation and unease to liberals. To assuage their pain, they have gone back to their initial rationalization for how Reagan became so beloved: He cheated. Though...
  • NY lawmakers eye tax credits for minority filmmakers

    06/15/2017 7:29:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2017 | Kirstan Conley and Carl Campanile
    Lawmakers want to create $5 million in new tax credits for TV and film directors and producers who work in New York — but only if they’re minorities or women. Legislation introduced in both the Assembly and state Senate would require the state to set aside the funds from the existing $420 million Empire State Film Production Tax Credit.
  • Jennifer Lawrence Is OK After Her Private Jet Lost Both Its Engines

    06/12/2017 11:12:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 125 replies
    cosmpolitan ^ | 6/11/17 | Laura Beck
    Forbes is reporting that Jennifer Lawrence's survived her private jet performing an emergency landing after losing both its engines. Yikes! JLaw's plane, which departed from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, lost one of its engines at 31,000 feet. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, but then things got even scarier when the second engine shut down.
  • Salma Hayek Confronts John Lithgow in ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ [White Bashing Flick Out Soon]

    06/06/2017 7:03:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    variety.com | 4/12/17 | Dave McNary
    Salma Hayek blisters John Lithgow’s self-satisfied real-estate mogul at a dinner party that goes off the rails... Hayek plays an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico... Lithgow’s appropriately named Doug Strutt mistakes Hayek for the help...As she’s talking about coming to the U.S., Lithgow blurts out, “Did you come legally?” Later, Lithgow is showing off photos of a rhinoceros he’s killed in Africa, insisting, “I don’t consider it murder” because it supposedly helps preservation efforts. It’s too much for Hayek, who throws her phone at him and says, “You think it’s funny? I think it’s sick.” “Beatriz at Dinner”...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Memorial Day Movies

    05/27/2017 11:43:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2017 | Arthur Herman
    Unlike many of today's 'anti-war' duds, these seven works honor Americans who served in war. Memorial Day is of course when we remember those who died serving their country in our armed services. There was a time when America's movie industry took pride in honoring American servicemen, both the living and the dead; there are a few actors and directors in Hollywood who still do. But since movies about Americans at war have largely gone in the opposite direction since Vietnam, this weekend it might be worthwhile going back to see seven movies that deal with war in an honest...