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  • 47 Movies We Can't Wait to See

    08/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 22, 2014 | EW Staff
    "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies," "Interstellar," "Mockingjay," more luring us to the big screen through the end of the year
  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • Hollywood pumps cash to save Senate majority for Democrats

    08/14/2014 2:24:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/13/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections, with A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand all coughing up blockbuster bucks... One of the biggest recipients of the entertainment industryís dollars is Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, whose is in a tight battle against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). Her donor list reads like a whoís who of Tinseltown: producer J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, comedian Jack Black, ďAvatarĒ director James Cameron, Nicolas Cage, Danny DeVito, Cameron Diaz, DiCaprio, Jennifer Garner, director Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Myers, and ďMad MenísĒ Jon Hamm...
  • Animal House: Where Are They Now?

    08/11/2014 8:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 137 replies
    Itís hard to believe that itís been 35 years since this smash-hit frathouse comedy was first released. Amazingly enough, Animal House only received mixed reviews when it came outóthough both Time magazine and Roger Ebert named it one of the best movies of 1978. Critics didnít really matter, though, since the film grossed well over $100 million, making it the third-biggest of the year, behind only Grease and Superman.
  • The 10 Most Underrated Classic Science Fiction Films

    08/09/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 161 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 4, 2014 | Pierre Comtois
    In these days of seemingly weekly science fiction blockbusters (which are usually SF in name onlyÖ they're actually just big gun actioners that take place in the future) and the hype that surrounds them, it's easy to forget that once such films were the low man on the totem pole. Stuff fit for kids and juveniles but not serious adult audiences. Thus, in past decades, except for a few A list films like Them and The Day the Earth Stood Still in the 1950s and Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, and Logan's Run in the '60s and '70s, many...
  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    08/08/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | August 8, 2014 | Richard Natale
    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz. He was 85. Golan, whose first name is sometimes spelled Menahem, was famous for his overblown pronouncements and business plans, and partnered for many years with his cousin, Yoram Globus. The duo started their U.S. career making fast-paced action exploitation titles starring the likes of Norris and Charles Bronson. Then, in the '80s, Golan and Globus headed the ill-fated public company Cannon Entertainment, which began...
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

    08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science... The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...
  • Dick Smith Dies at 92; Makeup Artist of Vast Reach

    08/01/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/1/2014 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    *** Those growling jowls of Marlon Brando in ďThe GodfatherĒ movies? Mr. Smith applied them. The brooding F. Murray Abraham in ďAmadeusĒ? Mr. Smith helped turn Mr. Abrahamís Antonio Salieri, the composer and rival of the upstart young Mozart, into a hoary relic as an embittered, and somewhat mad, old man. David Bowie aging before your eyes in ďThe HungerĒ? Mr. Smithís were the hands of time. And little Linda Blair, who played the 12-year-old possessed by evil in ďThe ExorcistĒ? Mr. Smith made her head spin and spew green vomit and filled her mouth with decaying teeth.
  • Why is science fiction so hard to define?

    08/02/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | July 30, 2014 | Quentin Cooper
    A recent list of top science fiction films had some unusual choices and left out some well-regarded classics. But, says Quentin Cooper, that's part of the problem Ė sci-fi is such a broad church it's often very hard to define. Time Out, the weekly listings magazine, recently ranked the 100 best sci-fi movies of all time. They did it by polling 150 "leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics and scientists" and getting them to each provide their 10 favourites. As lists go it's a decent one. It's hard for me to take issue with a top three...
  • "Sharknado 2" Breaks Records with 3.9 Million Viewers

    08/01/2014 3:48:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One" has become the channel's most watched original movie of all time, easily beating the results of the first film.
  • Jamie Foxx Will Reportedly Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

    07/31/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 7/31/14 | Laura Stampler
    Jamie Foxx has been cast to play Mike Tyson, one of the most polarizing modern sports figures, in an untitled biopic, Variety reports. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter is set to write the film.....
  • Netflix agrees to pay AT&T to ensure smooth video downloads

    07/30/2014 4:27:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/14
    ideo streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay U.S. broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday. The announcement of the deal, struck in May, comes as Netflix has been waging a public campaign against such fees, which they present as tolls, and calling on the Federal Communications Commission to review the market.
  • Michael Moore Owns 9 Homes

    07/24/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | John Nolte
    Added: The Smoking Gun was the first outlet to report this, and did so weeks ago. According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers....
  • Actor James Garner dead at 86

    07/20/2014 4:04:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 181 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 7/20/14 | News.com.au
    logo-news-com-au Hollywood actor James Garner, star of The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died at the age of 86, according to reports. Garner was found dead when an ambulance arrived at his Los Angeles home around 8pm on Saturday, TMZ reports.
  • 25 best Texas movies of all time

    07/18/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    DFW.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cary Darling, Robert Philpot and Preston Jones
    We round up our 25 favorite films set in Texas. If youíve seen them, maybe it's time to see them again. If you havenít seen them, what are you waiting for?
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 7/14/14

    07/14/2014 9:59:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    TCM ^ | 7/14/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...For the Defense(1930), 8pm est "An attorney, who specializes in springing criminals out of prison, is faced with a moral dilemma when his girlfriend drunkenly kills a pedestrian with her car and another man takes the blame." Overview & Cast
  • Childish Tendencies [Pro-Infanticide "Comedy" Movie Review]

    07/14/2014 8:32:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/14 | Emily Belz
    Obvious Child is an independent ďromantic comedyĒ starring internet darling and brief Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate as Donna, a stand-up comedian living in Brooklyn who has a one-night stand that turns into a pregnancy. Unlike the moms in the hits Juno or Knocked Up, Donna quickly decides to have an abortion.... The film, which scored the highest per theater earnings in the country in its very limited initial release in New York and Los Angeles, has received positive reviews presumably for its ďbraveryĒ of showing a woman having an abortion instead of a baby.
  • Taxpayers Handcuffed By Money Being Given To Beverly Hills Cop Production Company

    07/10/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit is bankrupt and required a $195 million bailout from state taxpayers, but it apparently is the perfect backdrop for the new Beverly Hills Cop movie, which will get $13.5 million in state dollars. The sequel to the 1984 classic will feature Eddie Murphy and is being made by Paramount Pictures, which is owned by Viacom. Viacom reported a profit of $3.7 billion in 2013. "Now thatís irony," said Eric Larson, president of the Kent County Taxpayers Alliance. The movie production is estimated to spend $56.6 million in Michigan while filming. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman received $37.2 million in compensation...
  • Exclusive: Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Get Biblical in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Posters

    07/08/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    Goodbye caped crusader, hello prophet! Weíve got an exclusive poster reveal of Christian Bale playing Moses†in director Ridley Scottís upcoming Old Testament epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Baleís armored warrior get-up is a far cry from the iconic beard-and-robe look sported by cinemaís most famous Moses, Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. But thatís by design: One of Baleís conditions for taking the role, he told Entertainment Weekly, was ďno fake beards.Ē†ďThe biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that The Ten Commandments†never dreamed of going,Ē the Oscar-winning actor...
  • Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ĎTammyí Her All, but Itís Nowhere Near Enough

    07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rex Reed
    The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. Itís a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isnít a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration...
  • Left 'comes out screaming' against D'Souza's Film -- 'America'

    07/01/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/01/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK ¬Ė The political left is coming out ¬ďscreaming,¬Ē with ¬ďguns blazing,¬Ē in an attempt to dampen the audience for the highly anticipated film ¬ďAmerica: Imagine a World Without Her,¬Ē its maker told WND just before its Hollywood premiere. Dinesh D¬íSouza recalled that the left¬ís strategy with his first political documentary, ¬ď2016: Obama¬ís America,¬Ē was to ignore it. ¬ďYou would almost not know ¬í2016‚Ä≤ existed if you just followed the leftist press and their Internet blogs,¬Ē D¬íSouza told WND in an exclusive phone interview. ¬ďIt was only when the pied piper Obama came out yelling that everybody else on...
  • Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s

    07/01/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Elaine Woo
    Paul Mazursky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director who excelled at mining the urban middle class for laughs as well as tears in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to family spokeswoman Nancy Willen. A gentle satirist of contemporary society, Mazursky at his best chronicled the social trends of the late 1960s and the '70s, including its touchy-feely self-improvement fads, shifting rules for love and sex,...
  • Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes

    06/16/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Deseret News National ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kandra Polatis
    In "Man of Steel," the most recent Superman film, when Superman's parents send their son away from their dying planet to save his life, his mom worries he will not be accepted on Earth because he is an alien to the planet. "He will be an outcast. They'll kill him," his mother says. "How? He'll be a god to them," says his father, Jor-El, who believes Superman will be an ideal Earth's inhabitants will strive to reach.
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruiseís new sci-fi film ďEdge of TomorrowĒ ó which debuted June 6 ó did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013ís ďOblivion.Ē In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011ís ďMission: Impossible ó Ghost ProtocolĒ). It looks like heís nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though weíll see how ďMission: Impossible 5Ē does when it comes out next year.
  • Actress Carla Laemmle, a link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104

    06/13/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2014 | Claire Noland
    *** She became a ballet dancer and actress and appeared in ďThe Phantom of the OperaĒ (1925) and ďDracula.Ē For that 1931 classic she spoke the filmís first lines: ďAmong the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age ... . ď
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 6/10/14

    06/10/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    TCM ^ | 6/10/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...The Woman in the Window(1944), 8pm est "A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder." Overview & Cast
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Select Few Benefit from Film Subsidies

    06/09/2014 10:12:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A story in MLive on the movie "Batman vs. Superman" being filmed in metro Detroit demonstrates why it is so hard to get rid of programs that are nearly universally seen as economically destructive. Susan Dorris, Oakland County film commissioner, provided little concrete evidence of any real economic impact the project will have, despite Warner Bros., which made $1.2 billion last year, receiving $35 million in corporate welfare courtesy of Michigan taxpayers. "I have heard the term 'cast of thousands,' and I don't know if that means it's digitally created or its actual people employed," she said. "But I do...
  • Nicolas Cage Is ĎLeft Behindí in Trailer for Rapture Thriller

    06/02/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | MICHAEL CALIA
    Who needs Kirk Cameron when you have Nicolas Cage? The teaser for the upcoming Rapture thriller ¬ďLeft Behind¬Ē ¬ó based on the bestselling novel of the same name by evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins ¬ó just debuted on the movie¬ís official Facebook page. It certainly looks more expensive and effects-heavy than the 2000 version, which featured the former ¬ďGrowing Pains¬Ē star in a lead role. This time around, Chad Michael Murray (¬ďOne Tree Hill¬Ē) takes over Cameron¬ís part as journalist Buck Williams, but the big draw here is Oscar winner Cage ¬ó no stranger to apocalyptic...
  • Angelina Jolie stars in ĎMaleficent,í a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of ďMaleficent,Ē which posits that the reason for Maleficentís rage wasnít being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princessís father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable ó written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm ó isnít a lot of fun. (ďI wish she had smiled more,Ē one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) Itís dark and brooding and...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ĎBlade Runnerí Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade RunnerĎs film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alconís Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • "A most ungentlemanly act"

    05/24/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8th Nov 2013 | BBC
    Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War.
  • 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    05/19/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 19, 2014 | THR Staff
    Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
  • Top 10 Hated Actors

    05/18/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Sometimes, not even the glamor of the silver screen can cover up personality flaws. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 hated actors.
  • 'Blazing Saddles' Review: Buy a Copy Before the Left Burns Them All

    05/09/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 215 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | John Nolte
    There are plenty of lousy film comedies, but there are only two that I outright hate: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Both were released in 2006 when Hollywood's fury against George W. Bush had reached its peak, and both let the voters who re-elected him in 2004 have it with both barrels. On its face you would think that Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" chose the exact same targets (rural Red Staters) to humiliate, but he didn't. With his masterpiece (that has just been released as...
  • Gosnell Movie [Update with only FIVE days left to get funding!]

    05/07/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is. The Grand Jury investigating Kermit Gosnell's horrific crimes said this: This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy Ė and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors .... Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it. (Report of the Grand Jury)
  • How 'Star Wars' ruined sci-fi

    05/04/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/2/2014 | CNN
    Now that the cast of the seventh "Star Wars" movie has been announced, you can imagine the anticipation among the millions of fans of the film franchise. And why not? The six "Star Wars" films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids have their own light saber?) and made household names of characters like Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
  • How Many Science Fiction Movies Have You Seen?

    05/03/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 28, 2014 | Louis Peitzman
    Check the films you've watched all the way through.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/30/14

    04/30/2014 9:54:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/30/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...The Letter(1940), 8pm est "A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence." Overview & Cast
  • From HOMESCHOOL to HOLLYWOOD!

    04/28/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Moms Night Out ^ | Jon Erwin
    An open letter of encouragement from one homeschooler to another! Have you ever been told you weren't normal? That you didn't fit in? Well, twenty five years ago, that's exactly what was said to a wide eyed ADHD bundle of rambunctiousness named Jon. Even though I was making A's and B's, for the sake of everyone else's sanity, I was told I had to do kindergarten AGAIN because I was a "disturbance to the class". Faced with this situation, my mom made a very brave decision and decided to home school my brother and me. This was no easy task....
  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Cargo

    04/27/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | Feb 17, 2013 | Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
    For your zombie watching needs, here is a nice short film about a man trying to save his daughter during the zombie apocolypse. Cargo
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/23/14

    04/23/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 16 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/23/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...They Were Expendable (1945)), 8pm est "A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II." Overview & Cast
  • Does the Triumph of Faith-based Films Matter?

    04/23/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Klavan on Culture at Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]‚ÄúA man can no more diminish God‚Äôs glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‚Äėdarkness‚Äô on the walls of his cell.¬Ē So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.By the same token, I can‚Äôt imagine God‚Äôs glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don‚Äôt suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God‚Äôs Not Dead [2]was a ‚Äúsurprise hit,‚ÄĚ (i.e., a...
  • 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¬ís no surprise that ¬ďNoah,¬Ē even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you‚Äôre 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¬ís one thing we know about Hollywood it‚Äôs 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 ¬ďGod¬ís Not Dead.¬Ē '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 Carrť once noted how much Guinness "loathes the world's flattery and mistrusts its praise".