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  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Perished

    04/13/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Stefan A. Radanovich and Aaron McCann
    For your dose of undead, here is a short film called Perished. A man is trapped in a shed after his girlfriend/wife turns into a zombie during the zombie apocolypse, and has to find a way to survive. This is different from a lot of zombie films in that the guy is pretty smart and resourceful, rather than making obvious mistakes. Still doesn't help him much, though. Perished
  • Can the indie movie, 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    04/11/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ryan Faughnder
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. In a landscape dominated by dystopian teen sci-fi and Marvel superheroes, that may not seem like a lot...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/9/14

    04/09/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 13 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/9/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Waterloo Bridge(1940), 8pm est A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I. Overview & Cast
  • 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    04/07/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriwether in Gone With the Wind and was one of the nine survivors cast adrift from a torpedoed ship in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, has died. She was 96.
  • So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films

    04/05/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. And they enjoy films with A-list actors and big-budget productions, as well. So it’s no surprise that “Noah,” even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you’re a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.And if there’s one thing we know about Hollywood it’s this: if a genre turns a...
  • Atheist Turned Christian Character in 'God's Not Dead' Movie Inspired By Real-Life Harvard Doctor

    04/04/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A character who leaves behind his atheist convictions in the recently released God's Not Dead movie was inspired by the real-life Lasik and cataract surgeon, Tennessee resident Wing Mang. (Photo: "God's Not Dead" website.)Actor Paul Kwo plays a character inspired by Dr. Ming Wang in movie “God’s Not Dead.” 'God's Not Dead' Movie Surprises Again, Exceeding Expectations at Box Office'God's Not Dead' Actor Says His Opinions, Christian Beliefs Have Cost Him Jobs in Hollywood'God's Not Dead' Takes 'Incredible' .5M From Just 780 Screens; Hits No. 5 at US Box Office aside>Wang, a native of China, endured the country's Cultural Revolution in...
  • The Great Enigma: A celebration of Sir Alec Guinness's life (born 100 years ago today)

    04/02/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 122 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 2, 2014 | Allan Hunter
    Today marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Alec Guinness and to commemorate this, several of his finest films are being reissued on DVD and shown at the cinema. Such fuss would probably have caused the intensely private star acute embarrassment. After all, his good friend John Le Carr once noted how much Guinness "loathes the world's flattery and mistrusts its praise".
  • Top 100 Actresses and Their Best Movies (poll)

    04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    List Challenges ^ | March 31, 2014 | lookingup4783
    These are considered to be the Greatest Actresses in film based on talent, versatility, influence, characterization, charisma, and success in the movie business. (The actors are followed by a movie that showcases their talent.) How many of these great movies have you seen?
  • Noah: Why Christians should see it

    04/01/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2014 | Matt Lewis
    * * * (Spoiler alert: I’m not sure if it’s possible to spoil the story of Noah’s ark, but be forewarned…)A great debate is taking place amongst Christians this week. The topic? Whether or not to go see the new Noah movie, starring Russell Crowe. If this sounds like a joke, it’s not. In fact, it may be a realization that pop culture matters.Sides are being chosen. HotAir’s Ed Morrssey calls it “a mess,” while Steven D. Greydanus says it’s “deeply serious.” RedState’s Erick Erickson mocked the film on Twitter (his blog post is a bit more nuanced), while cultural...
  • How "Noah" And "Gods Not Dead" Are Making The Bible Popular Again At The Movies

    03/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/31/2014 | Adam B. Vary
    It may not quite approach the stature of building an ark to withstand an epochal flood, but the box office success of Noah this weekend — which opened with an estimated gross of $44 million — is still something of a remarkable feat. No other overtly Bible-themed feature film has opened anywhere close to that amount since 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, doubly remarkable considering that director Darren Aronofsky’s $125 million adaptation of the Old Testament story faced serious opposition from Christian groups that objected to perceived liberties the film takes with the biblical text. The film pulled in...
  • The Secrets Behind John Wayne's Many Names

    03/30/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Enk
    Can you believe the real name of one pop culture's most prominent icons of rugged American masculinity was... 'Marion'? The Duke himself (another name he went by, originally belonging to his boyhood pooch) would argue that the name 'John Wayne' is just as real as the one that appeared on his birth certificate. The Hollywood legend didn't take his aliases lightly; each represented a different persona in the late actor's life and career, a subject explored in Scott Eyman's exhaustively researched new biography, "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." "In Wayne's own mind, he was Duke Morrison," writes Eyman in...
  • Weekend Box Office [Noah #1; "God's Not Dead" CRUSHES Commie-Loving Movie "Cesar Chavez"]

    03/30/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    March 28-30, 2014 Weekend Studio Estimates
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr., Creator of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 91

    03/29/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Lorenzo Semple Jr., the creator of the campily classicBatman TV series who went on to craft such big-screen paranoid thrillers as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor -- though he would be replaced on both films -- has died. He turned 91 on Thursday... Semples rsum also includes the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman escape tale Papillon (1973); Paul Newmans Harper sequel The Drowning Pool (1975); Dino De Laurentiis King Kong (1976) starring Jessica Lange; and the rogue James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983)...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...
  • Gods Not Dead Rocking Box Office in Stunning Debut Per-Screen Average Near Top of the Heap

    03/26/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/25/2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Indie film Gods Not Dead is rocking the weekend box office, bringing in $2.8 million from just 780 theaters on Friday. Its $3,613 per-screen average was better than any movie in the market except for Divergent and The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Wrap noted Saturday. It was running third after Friday and will likely come in around $8 million for the three days. The low-budget PG-13 drama about a Christian college student (Shane Harper) in an epic battle with an atheist philosophy professor who threatens to fail him if he refuses to disavow Gods existence. Freestyle Releasing co-president Mark Borde...
  • Top 10 Movies of the 1970s

    03/25/2014 4:42:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 185 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    This decade saw Hollywood focus on the harsh truths of war, rich cinematography movies on a blockbuster scale. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, in this installment of our series on the greatest movies of all time, we're counting down our picks for the top 10 movies of the 1970s.
  • Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to Open on Same Day in U.S., China

    03/24/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 24, 2014 | Clifford Coonan
    Upcoming Johnny Depp-starring sci-fithrillerTranscendencewill open in China as a day-and-date release with the United States on April 18 -- and China will be the only territory where the film will be screened in 3D, the Beijing-based studioDMG, co-producers of thefilm withAlconEntertainment and Warner Bros., toldThe Hollywood Reporter.
  • Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

    03/23/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Lee
    James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65. The veteran character actor passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21). Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki.
  • Duck Dynasty: Were Proud To Be Religious People

    03/20/2014 3:33:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    This family of duck hunters is used to ruffling a few feathers when it comes to speaking their mind about their faith. But Duck Dynastys Willie and Korie Robertson arent backing down when it comes to the things they believe in. God and our faith is what sustains us, Korie told FOX411. Its what makes our life good. -
  • Mozart Bond

    03/18/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2007 | iBand IguJoo
    Mozart Bond
  • "Life After PI"--the Oscar winning FX company goes bankrupt

    03/16/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2014 | LS
    For you movie buffs, this is a fascinating documentary called "Life After Pi" about the special effects company called Rhythm and Hues that did the incredible effects for "Life of Pi" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." They begin by blaming "foreign subsidies" (i.e., Canadian and British subsidies for outsourcing work, often to Vancouver) and feature Obama making one of his typical stupid appearances calling for "supporting" Hollywood. But then you lean that this company, which has been in business for over 20 years, was using a poor, unsustainable business model in that it would bid "fixed" price contracts on...
  • SO LONG, STARMAN! Ken Utsui: 1931-2014

    03/15/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett
    Starman actor Ken Utsui passed away on March 14, 2014, of chronic respiratory failure. He was 82. Although Utsui was a prolific actor for many decades, he is best known in the United States as Starman (a.k.a. Super Giant), the Shintoho superhero who fought a bevy of outlandish creatures in the late 1950s.
  • Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92

    03/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas, a last link to Hollywood's studio age who retired in 2010, died of age-related illnesses at his longtime Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn...
  • Politicians Should Stand Up for Taxpayers - Instead of sending their money to Hollywood

    03/11/2014 10:25:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Proponents of the Michigan film subsidy program, which like all corporate welfare programs takes money from taxpayers and gives it to large companies in the name of "job creation," often say the incentives are temporary and needed to diversify the state economy. Most of them say the programs eventually will be rolled back. This isn't true. Like all groups, businesses work to get as much money from the government as possible, regardless of the economic effects or evidence. Consider what's happening in Maryland. The state has generous subsidies and its most notable project is the Netflix show, "House of Cards."...
  • Housing Expenses Among the Perks Michigan Residents Pay for Big Hollywood

    03/11/2014 7:03:51 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband Ben Affleck would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news. MLive gushed: "If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you'll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood's biggest power couples." What wasn't reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple's stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie,...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 3/5/14

    03/05/2014 9:53:25 AM PST · by Vision · 34 replies
    TCM ^ | 3/5/14 | vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...one of the best films ever made(the description below doesn't do the film justice)...Dodsworth(1936), 8pm est "A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe." Overview & Cast
  • Will Michigan Taxpayers Being Paying For Ben Affleck's House?

    03/05/2014 7:29:31 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband Ben Affleck would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news. MLive gushed: "If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you'll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood's biggest power couples." What wasn't reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple's stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie,...
  • Why Are Jesus Movies Always Lame?

    03/03/2014 7:00:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 03/03/2013 | By Matthew Paul Turner
    I never want to see Jesus again. Not in a movie, at least. Not after sitting through two hours and 18 minutes of Son of God, the latest tragedy about the life of Jesus and the acting career of Roma Downey, the onetime Touched By An Angel star who, in addition to playing Mary, produced the film with her husband, Mark Burnett. Having watched some of History Channels The Bible, the 10-hour mini series from which most of Son of God was pieced together, I already knew Jesus Starring Roma Downey wasnt going to be great. (Nothing starring Roma Downey...
  • Alain Resnais, whose complex, intellectual films include Hiroshima, Mon Amour, dies at 91

    03/02/2014 8:02:33 AM PST · by Borges · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/2/2014 | Tim Page
    Alain Resnais, a French filmmaker who directed a riveting early documentary about Nazi concentration camps and whose later films Hiroshima, Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad melded opulent, baroque imagery with complicated narratives that could be as puzzling as they were compelling, died March 1 in Paris. He was 91. Producer Jean-Louis Livi confirmed that Mr. Resnais had died but did not provide a cause of death. Mr. Resnais, a major figure in international cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, was occasionally linked to the new wave of unconventional French filmmakers, including Franois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. The new...
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 6:25:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 5:37:40 PM PST · by This Just In · 29 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 1, 2014 | John Nolte
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low (Major Spoiler Alert)

    03/01/2014 10:55:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 3-1-2014 | John Nolte
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned. There is no question that "Non-Stop" is a well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thriller that delivers plenty of suspense and endears Liam Neeson further into the heart of those of us who love well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thrillers. "Non-Stop" is a good movie....
  • Top 10 Greatest Airplane Movies

    02/28/2014 10:54:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 182 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Excitement always seems to happen at ten thousand feet! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 greatest airplane movies. Special thanks to our users viliguns and Andy Roehl for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest! Check out the voting page here, http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010...
  • Cop tells student filming him: You just lost your free speech rights! [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected wrongly to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69

    02/24/2014 9:58:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Harold Ramis was one of Hollywoods most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with "Groundhog Day" acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984's "Ghostbusters" ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where hed launched his career as a Second City performer. "There's a pride in what I do that other people share because I'm local, which in L.A. is meaningless; no one's local," Ramis said upon the launch of...
  • Do Christians care if Noah movie jibes with the Bible? Survey says yep

    02/21/2014 4:27:31 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2014 | By Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of Noah, casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office. Since early drafts of the script were leaked a couple of years ago, Noah has been plagued by suggestions that it portrayed the famous flood as a punishment for mans disrespect for the nature, as opposed to sins against God.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 2/20/14

    02/20/2014 10:02:09 AM PST · by Vision · 8 replies
    TCM ^ | 2/20/14 | vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Of Human Bondage(1934), 8pm est "A medical student falls prey to a sluttish waitress." Overview & Cast
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 2/19/14

    02/19/2014 9:56:30 AM PST · by Vision · 10 replies
    TCM ^ | 2/19/14 | vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Topper(1937), 8pm est "A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband." Overview & Cast
  • Hollywood asks California to cut taxes for the film industry

    02/18/2014 2:53:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/14 | Breanna Deutsch
    You know things are bad when Hollywood liberals are asking California for a tax break. Film Works, an entertainment-industry advocate organization, recently launched an online petition asking Californias film and TV enthusiasts to lobby lawmakers to create greater incentives for production to stay within state borders. **SNIP** If policymakers fail to make our state more competitive, the film industry in California will face the same fate as other industries, including aerospace, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of jobs permanently leaving California for other states.
  • Rough Seas on 'Noah': Darren Aronofsky Opens Up on the Biblical Battle....

    02/13/2014 6:00:58 AM PST · by 4Runner · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2014 | Kim Masters
    The trouble began when Paramount, nervous about how audiences would respond to Aronofsky's fantastical world and his deeply conflicted Noah, insisted on conducting test screenings over the director's vehement objections while the film was a work in progress. Friction grew when a segment of the recruited Christian viewers, among whom the studio had hoped to find Noah's most enthusiastic fans, questioned the film's adherence to the Bible story and reacted negatively to the intensity and darkness of the lead character. Aronofsky's Noah gets drunk, for example, and considers taking drastic measures to eradicate mankind from the planet. Hoping to woo...
  • Hollywood star Shirley Temple dies

    02/11/2014 2:42:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 114 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/11/14
    Hollywood star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family has said. The actress found fame as a child star in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top. She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers," a statement said.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 2/10/14

    02/10/2014 10:00:12 AM PST · by Vision · 23 replies
    TCM ^ | 2/10/14 | vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...The Great McGinty(1940), 8pm est "A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss." Overview & Cast
  • The LEGO Movie [Christian Movie Review]

    02/08/2014 7:57:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Focus on the Family pluggedin.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Reviewer Bob Hoose
    Emmet is an average nobody. I mean, we all have something that makes us someone, but Emmet doesn't really even have that. On the other hand, he's a very nice, very positive, very devoted average nobody with nothing. His favorite song is "Everything Is Awesome." It's a catchy tune he could listen to all day, and usually does. When he goes to work at his average construction job, building average skyscrapers for his totally awesome boss, President Business, why, Emmet can't help but smile ear to blocky ear.... You could say that it's all just the longest and most entertaining...
  • George Clooney Saves Puppies From Nazis

    02/07/2014 9:39:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/14 | By Philip Kennicott
    If you care about art, you are obliged to loathe the film The Monuments Men, a star-studded history drama that purports to tell the story of American efforts to rescue and repatriate art stolen by the Nazis in World War II. The film doesnt lapse occasionally into clich, it is grounded in clich, woven of clich and consists of nothing but clich. Director, producer and screenplay co-author George Clooney may believe he is serving art, but Monuments Men serves only clich, and clich is the enemy of art. Monuments Men is so bad I will save you the trouble and...
  • The first-ever film of a New York City blizzard

    02/06/2014 4:58:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    What storm is this?The horrific blizzard that hit New York onFebruary 17, 1902. It would be considered the worst snowstorm to hit the metropolitan area sincethe Great Blizzard of 1888.(Read all about ithere.) I assume we're actually in the aftermath of the blizzard here, as the snow shovels are out, and the kids are playing. What area is being filmed?Madison Square Park (near 23rd Street),with theWorth Memorialin the background of some angles Who made this? Edison Manufacturing Company. Their Manhattan studio was nearby, at41 East 21st Street. Who's the director?The head of Edison's film divisionEdwin S. Porter, considered by most...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at age 46

    02/02/2014 5:54:27 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    cBS News ^ | Feb 2, 2014
    NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote" and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment. He was 46 years old, and leaves behind a longtime partner, Mimi ODonnell, and three children. While the cause of death has not been made official, a drug overdose is believed to be responsible. Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment after a 911 emergency call from a friend...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops

    02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST · by John W · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said. Hoffmans body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman Dead

    02/02/2014 10:39:54 AM PST · by Yaelle · 46 replies
    KFI am 640 Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/2014 | KFI radio
    WSJ and KFI reporting that the great actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his NY apt.
  • 'Ryan's Daughter' Star Christopher Jones Dies at 72

    02/02/2014 10:28:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 31, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    He also starred in "The Looking Glass War" and TV's "The Legend of Jesse James" before leaving Hollywood after the murder of Sharon Tate at the peak of his brief career in the '60s. Christopher Jones, an heir apparent to James Dean who starred in such films as The Looking Glass War and Ryan's Daughter before quitting show business at the height of his brief but dazzling career, has died. He was 72.
  • Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

    02/01/2014 10:12:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    AP via SFGate.com ^ | February 1, 2014
    Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83.