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  • Movie About Church Sexual Abuse Is a Contentious Hit in Poland

    10/10/2018 10:04:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Alex Marshall
    “Clergy”a new movie by the director Wojciech Smarzowski...is a smash hit in Poland. It opened on Sept. 28, and more than 1.7 million people saw it during its first week. That is a huge figure for a country of 38 million. A cinema in Zabrze, a city in the south of the country, showed the movie up to 24 times a day to meet demand...On Sept. 21, it was shown at the Gdynia Film Festival, and received an 11-minute ovation. It starts with three priests drinking vodka until they can barely speak. One then drives drunk to a parishioner’s apartment...
  • Scenes from the land of long ago- Film footage of Paris during the Belle Epoche (1890's)

    09/17/2018 8:44:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-16-2018 | Guy Jones
    A collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. Footage slowed to a natural rate and sound added for ambiance. These films were taken by the Lumière company.
  • North Korean movies to screen at Ulju Film Festival in South Korea

    09/03/2018 4:02:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Korea Times ^ | Sep 2018 | Jung Da-min
    Five North Korean movies about the country's nature and people will be screened at the Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) on Friday to Tuesday. A romance movie titled "The Other Side of Mountain (2012)," which deals with inter-Korean separated families, will screened on Saturday. The other four films are short North Korean animations with themes about nature ― "Ant rolled Korean Melon (1983)", "A Peasant and a Brindled Dog (1999)", "Potato arrived in Hyanggi-Gol (2000)" and "A Present from Old Tree (2007)". They will be presented as a combined film next Tuesday. Korean-American Joon Bai, writer of "The Other Side...
  • What BlacKkKlansman Gets Wrong

    08/28/2018 4:56:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    It’s a slow, didactic film about a minor episode. Billed as being based on “a crazy, outrageous incredible true story” about how a black cop infiltrated the KKK, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman would be more accurately described as the story of how a black cop in 1970s Colorado Springs spoke to the Klan on the phone. He pretended to be a white supremacist . . . on the phone. That isn’t infiltration, that’s prank-calling. A poster for the movie shows a black guy wearing a Klan hood. Great starting point for a comedy, but it didn’t happen. The cop who actually...
  • Trump@War - Here's a first look at the trailer for a forthcoming film, "Trump @ War," (Bannon)

    08/25/2018 8:43:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies
    vimeo ^ | 8/25/2018 | self
    https://vimeo.com/285193237 Trump@War - Here's a first look at the trailer for a forthcoming film, "Trump @ War," Steve Bannon will release on Sept. 9.
  • Happytime Murders (Rated R Puppet Movie) A Solo Career B.O. Low For Melissa McCarthy (tr)

    08/25/2018 1:27:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 25, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    [snip] Which brings us to STX Entertainment’s raunchy, R-rated Melissa McCarthy-puppet comedy, The Happytime Murders, which is dead and wrapped in plastic with a $10.2M start, repping the Groundling alum’s lowest wide opening ever for one of her solo films – not counting St. Vincent, which was a platform release. Happytime Murders’ opening is even lower than McCarthy’s May PG-13 title Life of the Party ($17.9M), which we thought was rock bottom. For the most part, raunchy comedies in the wake of STX’s own Bad Moms and Sony/Annapurna’s Sausage Party two summers ago just continue to bomb or remain stifled...
  • 'To Live': A Sweeping Saga of Modern China

    08/25/2018 12:16:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec 14, 1994 | Kevin Thomas
    Zhang Yimou's masterful, stirring "To Live" (1994) takes us from the turbulent, treacherous China of the '40s civil war to the brutal Cultural Revolution and beyond through the lives of one couple, who in the course of hardship and tragedy emerge as symbolic of the ordinary Chinese and their capacity to endure and to hope for a better future. It is the...triumph of China's most renowned filmmaker, whose 1988 debut feature, "Red Sorghum," won international acclaim and whose "Ju Dou" (1990) and "Raise the Red Lantern" (1992) received Oscar nominations for best foreign film. In a small village in Northern...
  • Is the Media Censoring Dinesh D’Souza’s Film 'Death of a Nation' Ahead of the Midterm Elections?

    08/25/2018 6:03:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2018 | Troy Anderson
    Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part series. In an exclusive interview with Townhall, New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza discussed his controversial new film — Death of Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time? — his recent pardon by Trump, and the impact the movie is having ahead of the midterm elections.Amid growing censorship of conservatives in the public square, D'Souza says the film is the target of censorship that reflects the “pathological state of our national debate.”“There are three kinds of reactions to the movie,” D’Souza told Townhall. “The reaction from conservatives is almost unanimously...
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Shares Letter Sent to Coldplay for ‘Yellow’ Permission

    08/19/2018 11:59:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 19, 2018 | Ilana Kaplan
    Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shared the note he sent Coldplay requesting the licensing rights for their 2000 hit “Yellow.” Coldplay initially rejected Chu’s request, and the film’s studio Warner Bros. remained concerned that the song’s title and placement in the romantic comedy would be problematic (yellow is a derogatory term against Asians), but Chu wanted to use the song to reclaim the word. “We’re going to own that term,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.” But Chu didn’t give up. Instead he wrote a...
  • Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

    08/18/2018 5:34:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Tessa Wong
    With its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors attempt to make themselves look Asian. But like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the film - might the weight of it all prove too much?
  • New film ‘Gosnell’ details life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer)

    08/16/2018 6:26:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/16/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: New film ‘Gosnell’ reveals in shocking detail life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer) Mass Murder: As the Left screams for more gun control following incidents of mass shootings, they are hypocritically silent when it comes to another mass murder — Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the killer who ran a multi-million dollar abortion clinic for decades in West Philadelphia. But now a new film is set to hit theaters Oct. 12 that provides all the shocking details surrounding Gosnell’s grotesque ‘practice,’ which included murdering at least seven babies who were born alive — and possibly hundreds more.
  • Filmmaker Tony Kaye Casts Robot As Lead Actor In Next Feature

    08/15/2018 2:06:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka
    As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born. Unlike Robin Williams’ 1999 film Bicentennial Man or the Steven Spielberg-directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. The idea, which originated from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze, is to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favor of...
  • D'Souza's Death of a Nation has provoked prog critics' outrage: The Left Can't Handle the Truth

    08/09/2018 9:59:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Unsurprisingly, Dinesh D'Souza's film Death of a Nation has made the loud voices on the left stark raving mad.  A perfect example is the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.  The eleven critics gave the film a zero.  The voting audience gave it 90% approval.  The same is true at all the typically left-wing sites that review films.   Source: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/death_of_a_nationThe Hollywood Reporter reviewer, Frank Scheck, was apoplectic.  He does not bother to provide any countervailing facts.  He cannot.  D'Souza's history is accurate.  But reviewers like Scheck are so committed to the lies they have been taught in college, or maybe J-school, for forty years that they leap to histrionic attacks on the...
  • Transgender Actors Roundtable: Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono and More on Hollywood Discrimination

    08/07/2018 8:30:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | August 6, 2018 | Ramin Seetoodeh
    As a transgender woman, Trace Lysette had watched from the sidelines as actors like Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Matt Bomer (“Anything”) played members of her community on the big and small screen. When news hit last month that Scarlett Johansson would portray a transgender man in the biopic “Rub and Tug,” she could no longer stay quiet. Since the “Transparent” actress wasn’t getting opportunities to audition for cisgender (non-transgender) roles, she argued on Twitter that the industry should at least allow transgender actors to play what they know.
  • Dinesh D’Souza on His Provocative New Film, Death of a Nation

    08/03/2018 4:36:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Now, we are happy to welcome back to the program Dinesh D’Souza. His new movie is opening in a thousand theaters tonight. It is Death of a Nation. You’ve had a lot of success with your previous movies. Have you ever opened on a thousand screens? D’SOUZA: Uh, Rush, no. In the past, we’ve tended to open on limited screens and then spread out to more screens, so we do these pre-screenings to get us set up. But this time we decided to go for it, a thousand theaters nationwide and DeathOfaNationMovie.com is the way to find out where...
  • Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: 'Impeach Trump!'

    07/21/2018 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Ew ^ | 7/21/18 | J Hibberd
    ....When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room....
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Movies That Are 30 Years Old This Year

    06/26/2018 4:02:40 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 June 2018 | Twitter
    Die Hard Cocktail Working Girl Big Beetlejuice Coming to America Rain Man They Live Rambo III The Accused The Naked Gun Who Framed Roger Rabbit Twins Bloodsport Colors Young Guns Willow Scrooged
  • What if Star Wars never happened?

    06/09/2018 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 102 replies
    Polygon ^ | 06/07/18 | Kevin Lincoln
    Imagining a world where George Lucas’ space fantasy didn’t revolutionize Hollywood Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from...