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  • Jennifer Lawrence on playing a politician in a film: 'I could play Sen. Warren as Pocahontas'

    02/16/2018 5:36:58 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2018 | Judy Kurtz
    She’s played everyone from “Hunger Games” protagonist Katniss Everdeen, to a jealous wife in “American Hustle,” to a ballerina-turned-Russian spy in her latest film, but Jennifer Lawrence says her next role could be portraying a real-life potential 2020 contender. When asked which political character she’d want to play, Lawrence told ITK, “I could play Sen. [Elizabeth] Warren as Pocahontas.” The quip was an apparent reference to a slur lobbed at the Massachusetts Democrat by President Trump. The commander in chief has called Warren — who claims partial Native American heritage — “Pocahontas” before, most recently at a November event honoring...
  • Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz

    02/14/2018 11:45:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Root ^ | February 12, 2018 | Damon Young
    Black Panther premieres to the general public this week. And as we all already know, it will be the blackity, black, black, black, black, black, blackest thing that will ever happen in the history of black people, blackness and people. So black that instead of ticket stubs, the box office will give you a reparations check. So black that instead of popcorn, the concession stands will sell buckets of white tears—frozen, caramelized and sprinkled with Old Bay. So black that apparently the first 15 minutes of the movie is just an Ida B. Wells hologram playing spades with Danny Glover....
  • Facebook bans group planning to sabotage ‘Black Panther’ reviews

    02/04/2018 9:27:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 3, 2018 | Eric Brackett
    Marvel Studio News has reported that Facebook has banned a group that attempted to sabotage the fan review scores of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also promised to do the same thing to Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther. The group’s Facebook page was named “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” and it had created an event to post low review scores on the fan review section of the Rotten Tomatoes website. The exact motivations of the group aren’t completely clear, though some trends and theories have cropped up during the course of its actions. According to a...
  • 8 Terrible Actors Who Got Lucky Breaks

    02/02/2018 9:18:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 144 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19, 2017 | WhatCulture
    8 Terrible Actors Who Got Lucky Breaks
  • Film footage w/sound from New York in 1929

    01/27/2018 7:16:45 AM PST · by NRx · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-27-2018 | Guy Jones
    Film footage from an early Movietone camera team showing everyday life in New York City during 1929 (pre-Crash). I got a mild case of vertigo just watching the guys plastering the side of the Chrysler Building. Note how well dressed everybody seems to be. Appx 15 minutes
  • Kremlin Denies Censorship After 'Death of Stalin' Pulled from Cinemas

    01/26/2018 12:10:59 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 25, 2018
    Stalin’s great-grandson Yakov Dzhugashvili said he had not watched “The Death of Stalin” but nevertheless supported the Russian ministry’s move to withdraw its distribution license. “How can a person be considered a human if death is a reason for them to laugh? That is subhuman,” he told the Govorit Moskva radio station Wednesday. The Kremlin has said Russia’s Culture Ministry did not exercise censorship when it revoked the screening license of a satire on the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. The ministry revoked the distribution license for “The Death of Stalin” over “ideological animosity,” two days ahead of its...
  • The Shape Of Water sweeps the board with 13 Academy Award nominations...[tr]

    01/23/2018 7:45:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Becky Freeth
    The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received the most nods as the announcements for the Academy Awards nominations 2018 were made in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. Christopher Plummer, 88, the actor who replaced disgraced Kevin Spacey at the very last minute, has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his part in All The Money In The World. Other shock names included, musician Mary J. Blige who received her first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, and Octavia Spencer who became the first black actress to receive multiple-nominations at the 90th annual...
  • Best and Worst Movies of 2017.

    01/13/2018 11:31:24 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 63 replies
    Michael Medved Show ^ | 12/29/17 | Michael Medved
    Best movies: 1. Wonder 2. Dunkirk 3. Darkest Hour 4. The Shape of Water 5. Lady Bird 6. The Big Sick 7. Disaster Artist 8. The LEGO Batman Movie 9. I, Tonya 10. Spiderman: Homecoming Worst movies: 1. Mother (R) 2. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13) 3. Suburbicon (R) 4. The Dark Tower (PG-13) 5. The Snowman (R) 6. Power Rangers (PG-13) 7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) 8. Snatched (R) 9. Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13) 10. Downsizing (R)
  • Mark Wahlberg and Agency Give $2M to Time's Up Fund After Pay Discrepancy Outcry (Michelle Williams)

    01/13/2018 1:39:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 13, 2018 | Kim Masters, Gregg Kilday
    Wahlberg and WME are making the donation in the name of Michelle Williams, the co-star paid 1 percent of what Wahlberg was on 'All the Money in the World' reshoots. Bowing to an outcry over the wage disparity on the reshoots of All the Money in the World, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor have agreed to donate $2 million to the Time's Up fund to combat harassment and pay inequities in Hollywood. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in...
  • Jennifer Garner isn’t a bad-looking man

    01/03/2018 3:44:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2018 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Jennifer Garner made her debut as a man on Tuesday. The 45-year-old actress posted a snap to Instagram in which she’s made up to look like a man — and not a bad-looking one! SNIP But the hashtags Garner added revealed more details. It turns out the snap was from a 2011 film that was never made because she discovered she was pregnant.
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • 2017 Box Office: Global Revenue Hits Record as Movie Attendance Plummets in U.S. (27 Year Low) (tr)

    01/01/2018 8:40:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 31, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    Revenue in North America for the year dipped 2.3 percent, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3 percent uptick at the worldwide box office. The performance of the 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance plummeted in North America to a likely 27-year low, although an official tally won't come in until the average ticket price for the fourth quarter is calculated by the National Association of Theater Owners. And while domestic ticket sales crossed $11 billion for only the third time in history to clock in at $11.12 billion, revenue dipped 2.3 percent...
  • 5 Movies that Flopped Hard in 2017

    12/31/2017 12:53:21 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 30 Dec 2017 | Christian Toto
    Hollywood can't wait to turn the calendar page to 2018. The new year must be better for the film industry than the previous 12 months. Here are just a few reasons why 2017 proved so painful to Hollywood: WeinsteinGate A very sad summer box office season Streaming's increasing stranglehold on our attention spans Some very high-profile movies that did more than underachieve. They flat out flopped Here are five 2017 releases that epitomize the latter. Each hit theaters with reasons for optimism. They all slunk away from view with their cinematic tails between their legs.
  • Jodie Foster slams superhero movies as cinematic equivalent of fracking

    12/31/2017 11:03:49 AM PST · by Simon Green · 170 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/17 | Ross Mcdonagh
    Superheroes may have met their greatest adversary — Jodie Foster. The 55-year-old has claimed Comic book movies are ruining cinema. In an interview with Radio Times Magazine, the actor and director slammed the likes of Marvel and DC production as the cinematic equivalent of fracking. 'Going to the movies has become like a theme park,' she said. 'Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.' She continued: 'It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately...
  • Box Office Headed for 2% Decline Despite ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

    12/21/2017 10:36:09 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | December 21, 2017 | Dave McNary
    The final number for the 2017 North American box office haul will decline by at least 2% from last year’s record-setting $11.38 billion — even with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” being a blockbuster. As of Dec. 19, the domestic total for the year was $10.35 billion, or 3.1% behind the same time frame a year ago. So the final 12 days of the year would have to generate slightly more than $1 billion to match last year’s total — a highly improbable scenario, according to box office tracker comScore. “I think the final number for 2017 will come in...
  • Why The Blockbuster Movie Bubble Will Burst In 2018

    12/18/2017 9:57:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Cracked ^ | August 5, 2016 | Luis Prada
    In 2013, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predicted the film industry as we know it would "implode" if/when, in the near future, too many wildly expensive blockbuster movies flopped. And if ever there were a year for an implosion on that scale to occur it would be 2018, the year when there are nearly as many major studio tentpole releases as there are weeks in the year. Well, here's the thing ... Do you like big blockbuster movies? The kind that will make a billion dollars but will never be financially profitable, thanks to Hollywood's shady accounting practices? If so,...
  • RIP: Bruce Brown, 1937-2017: Iconic California surf filmmaker passes away (The Endless Summer)

    12/11/2017 8:08:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Surfline ^ | December 11, 2017 | Drew Kampion
    Bruce Brown, longtime surf filmmaker and director of the seminal “Endless Summer” just passed at 80 years old. Drew Kampion wrote the following for our Surfing A-Z entry on Brown: Prior to 1964, the media saw surfers as rebellious thugs, and Hollywood made them out to be a bunch of idiots. Filmmaker Bruce Brown single-handedly changed that with The Endless Summer. It portrayed the wave as a kind of Holy Grail and surfers as knights on a quest. In one stroke, he replaced Hollywood's buffoonery with the popular mythology that endures today.
  • Ken Shapiro, Whose ‘Groove Tube’ Satirized TV, Dies at 75

    12/09/2017 10:56:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Richard Sandomir
    Ken Shapiro, a former child television actor whose hit 1974 film, “The Groove Tube,” anticipated “Saturday Night Live” by a year with sketches that wickedly satirized TV, died on Nov. 18 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 75. His daughter, Rosy Rosenkrantz, said the cause was cancer. Mr. Shapiro’s film, with a cast that included Chevy Chase, a future “S.N.L.” star, and the comedian Richard Belzer, was simultaneously inspired by Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs’s TV comedy shows of the 1950s and invigorated by the nudity, profanity and raunchiness commonplace in 1970s movies.
  • Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries [FLASHBACK]

    12/09/2017 3:55:24 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 29, 2009 | Catherine Shoard
    Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese today added their names to a petition demanding the immediate release of Roman Polanski from detention in Zurich. The director was arrested on Saturday over a three-decade-old underage sex case when he arrived to receive a lifetime achievement award at the city's film festival. "Film-makers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision," says the petition, which is co-ordinated by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD), a film industry organisation which also represents performance and visual artists.
  • The 10 biggest box-office bombs of 2017

    12/06/2017 1:12:22 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 6, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    It's time to look back on 2017 and see what happened at the multiplex. And for some titles it wasn't pretty. Though 2017 found some success stories — like the early-year releases "Get Out" and "Split" from Blumhouse, the fall favorite "It," and presumably "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" when it comes out in mid-December — numerous titles were dead on arrival. For every "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman" in 2017, there was a dud like "CHiPs" and "mother!" that quickly followed. Here are the 10 worst box-office earners of the year (compare them to our list from...