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  • From Movie Theaters To Quibi, How Post-Pandemic Hollywood Will Be Different

    03/31/2020 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    Among the many lasting cultural changes this pandemic is poised to bring about will be serious shifts in the entertainment industry. China started reopening its dormant movie theaters just as the U.S. box office “hit zero for the first time” last weekend. The lights were back on at only 5 percent of the country’s cinemas, and ticket sales were paltry. Now they’re dark again. As of Wednesday, more than 26,000 AMC employees were laid off or furloughed, including all 600 members of the China-owned theater chain’s corporate staff.Among the many lasting cultural changes this pandemic is poised to bring about...
  • Hollywood Could Take $20 Billion Hit From Coronavirus Impact

    03/13/2020 5:27:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 13, 2020 | Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit, Lesley Goldberg
    On March 12, the London premiere of Mulan had just wrapped when the films director Niki Caro received the call everyone was anticipating. Executives in Los Angeles had made the decision to pull the Disney tentpole and were about to make the announcement, scuttling plans for a European junket that was had just kicked off. The move didnt come as a surprise. After all, less than a day before, President Donald Trump announced a new ban on most travel from Europe, aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. That travel ban torpedoed any plans to promote the $200 million...
  • Colorized film from the twilight of the Hapsburg Monarchy

    02/23/2020 2:36:53 PM PST · by NRx · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-02-2018 | Danilo Sias
    A world gone by. Colorized film from the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Court showing Franz Joseph, Archduke (later Emperor) Karl and the Archduchess Xenia, and I think I saw the ill-fated Franz Ferdinand in there as well. Background music is the old imperial anthem Gott Erhalte Franz den Kaiser.
  • Disney-Pixars Onward Will Feature the First Openly LGBTQ Character

    02/22/2020 4:57:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Inside The Magic ^ | 2/21/2020 | Brandon Trush
    Disney-Pixars Onward will feature the first self-identified LGBTQ character in an animated Disney film. While this isnt the first time Disney has featured its first LGBTQ character in its cinematic universe, it is the first animated film.... The character, Officer Specter, will appear briefly in the films story, in a scene where she is discussing her girlfriend with other characters. While it is unclear if Specter represents the lesbian or bisexual communities, it is a clear alignment with the LGBTQ community...
  • 'The Chosen' series about Jesus defies Hollywood norms

    02/16/2020 8:03:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Hollywood has always had a problem with America's Judaeo-Christian culture, particularly now, putting itself at odds with a large part of its audience. That's left a gate open for new ideas, and entrepreneurs, using new technologies and approaches to fill the gap. So, a very successful series about the life of Jesus, called "The Chosen," creatively attempting to tell the story of Jesus from the point of view of the people around him, has taken off from under the radar. The streamed series, which can be viewed on as a multi-season television program, pretty much the first of its kind,...
  • French Oscars Hand 12 Nominations To Infamous Child Rapist

    02/13/2020 6:56:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The annual Csar Awards, more commonly known as the French Oscars, are coming up in a couple of weeks and, as usual, it appears that the panel of judges still havent caught on to the whole #MeToo thing thats been going on. When the big show takes place, the majority of the nominations have been given to convicted rapist and child predator Roman Polanski. He apparently released yet another film named An Officer and a Spy (or Jaccuse) and the French critics cant get enough of it.Thankfully, there are at least some folks across the pond who understand what...
  • On This Day in 1890, Boris Pasternak (author of Dr. Zhivago) Was Born

    02/10/2020 5:05:07 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Feb 10, 2020
    On this day in 1890, the writer Boris Pasternak was born into an affluent and cultured Russian-Jewish family. His father, Leonid, was a renowned artist and professor at the Moscow School of Painting; his mother Rosa, nee Kaufman, was a concert pianist. His parents social circle included notable figures of the day such as Sergei Rachmaninoff and Leo Tolstoy. The influence of this creative community led the young Pasternak to study first music and then philosophy, both in Russia and abroad. In 1912 he abandoned academia to pursue his true calling: poetry and prose. The outbreak of World War I...
  • Meet South Korea's Next Wave of Film Auteurs

    02/10/2020 4:08:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov '19 | Patrick Brzeski
    Parasite may be getting the awards-season love, but a vibrant new generation of filmmakers is ready to emerge from the shadow of established masters like Bong Joon Ho and Park Chan-wook... The overdue official recognition from the West has been doubly meaningful--as 2019 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the countrys first feature film, Kim Do-sans 1919 kino-drama, The Righteous Revenge. Its likely that Parasites success the film recently raced past the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office will come to be viewed as the culmination of the "New Korean Cinema," the renaissance of the countrys...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves the Sundance premiere of her new bombshell documentary BEFORE the film starts

    01/26/2020 7:44:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2020 | Ryan Parry
    The former Secretary of State was driven in a black GMC Yukon XL to the venue in a five vehicle convoy - but bizarrely left at around 2.30pm, before the film was screened at 3pm. . . . Clinton appeared to steady herself as she came down a set of stairs by what appeared to be a loading dock behind the venue. She was surrounded by aides and her security detail and held on to the railing.
  • 50 CENT CALLS OUT OPRAH...Why's She Only Going After Black Men?!?

    01/11/2020 5:49:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/13/19
    50 Cent thinks Oprah is targeting famous black men... Fiddy's referring to the media mogul's upcoming #MeToo documentary featuring Drew Dixon, one of the women who's accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, along with her 'After Neverland' interview of Jackson's accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
  • Marvel to get first transgender superhero

    01/02/2020 4:19:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | January 2, 2020
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to get its first transgender superhero. "And very soon. In a movie that we're shooting right now," Marvel Studios boss Kevin Fiege said during a Q&A at the New York Film Academy. Asked by a fan whether there were any plans for more LGBT characters in Marvel's films, "specifically the T, trans characters", Kevin said: "Yes, absolutely. Yes."
  • Why Greta Gerwigs Little Women Is A Huge Letdown

    01/01/2020 1:12:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 1, 2020 | Jessica Kramer
    'Little Women' is so important and transcends each generation because it captures the differences between women — in personalities, desires, and fortunes. Greta Gerwig's rendition didn't quite cut it. “Little Women” is a timeless story that should make you cry. For goodness sake, Beth dies. The fact that I wasn’t a bit emotional watching the latest retelling of the classic story is quite concerning, and even more so, disappointing. Greta Gerwig’s new version left me completely devoid of feeling, although the story is full of it.In fact, two other recent adaptations — Clare Niederpruem’s modern adaptation of “Little Women” (2018)...
  • Why Mainstream Critics Are Panning Clint Eastwood's Latest Film, Richard Jewell

    12/23/2019 2:58:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2019 | T.R. Clancy
    Not every mainstream movie critic hates Clint Eastwood's highly affecting Richard Jewell.But the critics who hate it hate it an awful lot. The story of how an out-of-control FBI and a "completely irresponsible press" ruined the life of the heroic security guard whose quick action saved many lives during the 1996 Centennial Park bombing is legitimately viewed as Eastwood's take on what's happening in America right now.The irony that the movie was released the same week as the I.G. report exposing the FBI's lawlessness in Crossfire Hurricane must be particularly galling for mainstream journos who staked their reputations on...
  • Rocketman: Vatican funded explicit film of Elton Johns life

    12/05/2019 3:03:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Times ^ | December 5, 2019 | Tom Kingtom
    Rocketman: Vatican funded explicit film of Elton Johns life The biographical film about Sir Elton John, which contains a gay sex scene, was partly financed by an investment fund backed by the Vatican, an Italian newspaper has reported.The use of money donated by Roman Catholics to help to fund Rocketman emerged during a Vatican inquiry into where the cash, which is officially used for good works, has been invested.Researchers were looking into the Vatican secretariat of states backing of Centurion Global Fund, the Malta-based company that invested 1 million in the films production, Corriere della Sera reported
  • 'Citizen K:' Film Review

    11/30/2019 5:12:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Alex Gibney traces the rise and fall of dissident exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in this scalding portrait of Putin's Russia. With typically zealous journalistic diligence, prolific nonfiction filmmaker Alex Gibney digs into the curious case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Citizen K, providing a lucidly accessible account of post-Soviet Russia's lurching transition out of Communism into a free-market economy that became a Wild West of gangster capitalism. The short hop from there to the faux democracy of Vladimir Putin, with his flimsy "election theater" and his 18-year stranglehold on the Kremlin, is a chilling cautionary tale. Khodorkovsky is a charismatic subject...
  • Frozen 2s Storyline About Reparations, Explained

    11/23/2019 6:20:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | November 21, 2019 | Inkoo Kang
    When Anna discovers that her royal ancestors, just like probably every royal ancestor ever, committed brutalities against their neighbors, the newly radicalized princess decides to destroy the dam to make things right with the tribeeven though it means flooding Arendelle.
  • Gal Gadot to star as Christian woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children in Holocaust film

    10/15/2019 12:29:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 2019 | Caleb Parke
    "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to play a real-life hero in a new movie she is also producing. The Israeli actress made the announcement Friday in a post on social media, saying she is "excited" to start a production company, Pilot Wave, with her husband, Yaron Varsano, and star in their first film "Irena Sendler," about a Polish nurse who ran an underground operation smuggling thousands of children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. As producers, we want to help bring stories that have inspired us to life," Gadot told Deadline. "Pilot Wave will create content...
  • Jennifer Lopez...on Why Hustlers Is an Empowering, Feminist Story

    09/12/2019 3:24:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    VARIETY ^ | 9/8/19 | RAMIN SETOODEH
    When Jennifer Lopez read the script for Hustlers, she felt an immediate connection to Ramona, the most powerful stripper at a New York club during the 2008 financial crisis. But she also liked that the screenplay for Hustlers, written by Lorene Scafaria, touched on much deeper themes. Its about the people, but its also about something bigger, Lopez said. Its a universal story about life and greed and desperation and what people do. STX Entertainments Hustlers, which opens in theaters on Sept. 13, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night, to wildly enthusiastic reviews. The following day,...
  • Study: Progress In Representation Of Marginalized In Film, Growth Needed With Diverse Women(tr)

    09/04/2019 9:12:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 4, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The year of 2018 saw huge strides in diversity and inclusion in film mainly because of the release of Marvel Studios Black Panther and the Warner Bros. rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. Although both features broke ground and were a watershed moment for the Black and Asian communities, it doesnt mean everything is hunky-dory with the representation of underrepresented and marginalized communities in film. A new report from Professor Stacy L. Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USCs Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism shows that there has been improvement toward inclusion but the needle could and should be...
  • 'Joker': Film Review | Venice 2019

    08/31/2019 11:18:30 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 2019 | David Rooney
    The clown prince of crime is alive and mentally unwell in Gotham City in Todd Phillips' grippingly atmospheric supervillain origin story, Joker. While a never-better Joaquin Phoenix paints on the famed maniacal smile with his own blood at one memorable climactic moment of messianic rebirth, what's most noteworthy about this gritty entry in the DC canon and the lead actor's sensational performance is the pathos he brings to a pathetically disenfranchised character just like countless others in a metropolis in which the social chasm separating the haves from the have-nots has become a pit of incendiary rage. The smart...