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  • WILL FERRELL TO PLAY RONALD REAGAN IN NEW FILM [Making Fun of his dementia]

    04/28/2016 6:07:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    ign.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Alex Osborn
    ...Ferrell will both star in and produce the film, aptly titled Reagan. The project has yet to find a director.... The film takes place during the former president's second term as he begins to suffer from dementia, at which point an intern is tasked with convincing Reagan he's an actor portraying the president in a film.
  • X-Files star combats human trafficking in new film Sold

    04/23/2016 5:01:42 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 27 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 21 April 2016 | Jason Fraley | @JFrayWTOP
    WASHINGTON The truth is out there even when it hurts. X-Files star Gillian Anderson is using her television fame to combat the horrifying issue of human trafficking in the new film Sold, which opens Friday at DCs Angelika Pop Up at Union Market. Based on a novel by Patricia McCormick, adapted by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown (who also directs) and executive produced by Emma Thompson, the film follows a 12-year-old girl who risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India. Art is a very, very...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
    Admittedly, they dont seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesnt approve. Weve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus creepy scifi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens.
  • Newport Beach Film Festival offers cinema variety

    04/18/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2016 | Antonie Boessenkool
    Laguna Beach's LSD culture in the 1960s, a cranky widower befriended by his chatty neighbors and a man who's dealing with the fallout from his reality show days are all stories that will be told at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year. At this, the 17th annual festival, there are more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 50 different countries. It's a chance to see things that likely won't appear elsewhere, especially in the United States. The festival starts this Thursday and runs until the following Thursday. "The largest misconception about any film festival is that these...
  • Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman

    04/14/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Critics are nearly unanimous: The movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dog. That didnt prevent the producers from grossing $193.2 million within four days of its March 25 release date, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 29 percent rating, which is the same score given to Dumb and Dumber To (that's not a typo) and Grudge Match a boxing movie featuring the fight between then 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone and 70-year-old Robert DeNiro. ForTheRecord says: The Michigan film office granted the production company a $35 million taxpayer subsidy in...
  • HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY [Trailer! Film Out July 2016]

    04/13/2016 4:37:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    dineshdesouza.com ^ | Dinesh D'Souza
    Who are these Democrats? What is the progressive party hiding? In his newest film, Dinesh DSouza will expose the secret history of the Democrats and the true motivations of Hillary. Click here to visit the official movie website. Watch the trailer for this hard-hitting expos...
  • 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of ...

    04/03/2016 11:31:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2016 | Keith Sharon
    Full title: 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of his last crime A new film The Night Stalker, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Richard Ramirez is set to premiere in Orange County in early June after producers decided the movie should be seen in an area that the serial killer terrorized in 1985. We wanted to open in a place where he had an impact, producer Matt Brady said. The film will be screened at The Frida Cinema, the art house theater in downtown Santa Ana, about 20...
  • Newsboys Arrive in Theaters & On Charts W/ 'God's Not Dead 2'...

    04/02/2016 8:04:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Billboard ^ | 4/1/16 | Deborah Evans Price
    2016 has been a busy year for the Newsboys and the first quarter is barely even over. The veteran Christian band appears in a pivotal scene in the new film God's Not Dead 2, which hits theaters Friday (April 1). Their latest album, Love Riot, bowed at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 2 on the Top Christian Albums list and No. 14 on the all-genre 200. Not bad for a band that was launched in Australia three decades ago and has continually reinvented itself. "In many ways, I just feel we are getting started," drummer Duncan...
  • Everything Wrong With The Martian - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (SPOILERS!)

    04/01/2016 10:02:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2016 | CinemaSins
    The Martian was one of the biggest hits of 2015, and was nominated for tons of year-end awards. But being as it's set in space and in the near future, we thought it best to bring back Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to help us separate this movie's sins from its wins.
  • Developmental Divinity: a Review of The Young Messiah

    03/13/2016 5:02:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Miner
    The Young Messiah, a film based on a novel by Anne Rice, is about Roman soldiers in the employ of Herod Antipas looking to hunt down a boy named Jesus, a rumored miracle worker, who seven years previously may have escaped Herod the Great’s slaughter of the innocents.Sean Bean, who is so often killed off in movies and (as in Game of Thrones) on TV (IMDB actually keeps a list), plays Severus, a Roman soldier who is an almost direct analogue to the Tribune, Clavius, in another 2016 film, Risen. And like that later Roman, Severus is investigating a mystery, except...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's New Movie Warns Against 'Hillary's America'

    03/14/2016 3:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/14/2016 | By Greg Richter
    Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has served his term in a halfway house for campaign finance violations and has a new documentary due this summer warning against a United States led by Hillary Clinton. A trailer for the film, "Hillary's America," was released Saturday, and begins with re-enacted scenes of D'Souza in confinement. "It all began when the Obama administration tried to shut me up," says D'Souza. Though he admitted to having friends funnel money into a New York Senate race so he could go around campaign donation limits, legal experts from both sides of the political aisle have said...
  • Wrath of Khan To Get 4K Release (Star Trek II)

    03/13/2016 2:57:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | March 13, 2016 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Nicholas Meyer, who directed one of Star Treks most-popular films The Wrath of Khan, has announced that the film will receive a 4K/Ultra HD release.
  • The Last Living Silent Star: ...Baby Peggy Made...$14M a Movie and Lost It All

    03/04/2016 11:42:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/14/16 | Chris Gardner
    Ninety years ago, Hollywood's "Million Dollar Baby" was a beloved star earning seven figures. But her career was over at age 6, and her family then squandered her fortune. THR catches up with the spry 97-year-old at her modest home in central California: "People said my performances changed their lives."
  • George Kennedy 'Naked Gun' Star Dead at 91

    02/29/2016 2:00:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 29, 2016
    George Kennedy, star of "Cool Hand Luke" and the 'Naked Gun' movies, has died at the age of 91 ... TMZ has learned. George's grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for "Cool Hand Luke." He also starred in all 3 of the 'Naked Gun' flicks, "Airport 1975," "Earthquake" and many many more....
  • Oscar Enters The Space Age

    02/27/2016 5:53:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    NukeMars.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | A.A. Kidd
    There were some surprising science fiction nods among the major Oscar nominations this year. Despite complaints about STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS not getting a nomination for Best Picture (and in my opinion, it didn't deserve one), both MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and THE MARTIAN managed to secure Best Picture nominations. I only caught the last fifteen minutes of FURY ROAD on cable, so I can't really judge it beyond that, but THE MARTIAN while not perfect, was one of the better movies in a mediocre year for movies, and so I have no problem with its nomination. Ridley Scott...
  • 5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money

    02/10/2016 8:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CATHOLIC ONLINE ^ | 02/10/2016
    Faith-based films with an overt Christian message have been making inroads in the nation's box offices. The film industry is responding to audiences who want Christian themes in their entertainment, and even more films that are Christian are coming to theaters in 2016. To date, most of the Christian films released to date have been low budget, independent affairs. This year sees a new faith-based film from America's leading film director, Martin Scorsese and a lavish Biblical picture about the resurrection, "Risen." According to Ryan Duncan on the Crosswalk blog, these five Christian films coming to theaters in 2016 are...
  • Frank Finlay dies at 89 (British Oscar-nominated actor)

    01/31/2016 9:05:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agencies
    ...In a wide-ranging career across stage and screen, Finlay starred as Porthos in the Three Musketeer films of the 1970s, alongside Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Michael York, and opposite Susan Penhaligon in the taboo-challenging television series Bouquet Of Barbed Wire. He also took the lead role in Dennis Potter's serial, Casanova, and starred in Shaft In Africa, the follow-up to the famous black private detective film starring Richard Roundtree. It was in a supporting role to Laurence Olivier in Othello back in 1965, for which he was nominated for an Oscar in 1965...
  • Sundance: Daniel Radcliffe's Farting Corpse Movie Prompts Walk-Outs

    01/23/2016 10:15:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Variety ^ | January 22, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    One of the most anticipated movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival also turned out to be among the most divisive. On Friday afternoon, the Eccles Theater had to turn away hundreds of movie fans, and even a few industry VIPs, at the packed premiere of "Swiss Army Man," starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. But the bizarre fable about a lost man (Dano) who befriends a farting corpse (Radcliffe) could win the festival's award for the most walk-outs, as a continuous stream of audience members kept standing up and bolting for the door throughout the film.
  • Saw "The Revenant" (Movie Review-Vanity)

    01/17/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 47 replies
    GPH | 1/17/2016 | GPH
    Saw The Revenant the other day with a good friend of mine. I can't say I've ever seen a movie that was filmed as beautifully as this one. The visuals and shots were simply amazing, and the style was very dream-like. In fact, the protagonist often had very vivid and bizarre dreams, but "reality" itself was also very odd and surreal in the way it was filmed. You sort of get the feeling that there is a spiritual undercurrent that you get a sense of in how the scenes were shot, and that is indeed a theme in the film's...
  • Former CIA chief in Benghazi challenges film version of 2012 attacks

    01/15/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/15/16 | Adam Goldman and Greg Miller
    It is the most fateful moment in a movie that purports to present a searingly accurate account of the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya: a scene in which the highest-ranking CIA operative at a secret agency compound orders his security team to “stand down” rather than rush off to rescue U.S. diplomats under siege less than a mile away. According to the officer in charge of the CIA’s Benghazi base that night, the scene in the movie is entirely untrue. “There never was a stand-down order,” said the base chief known as Bob, speaking publicly...
  • An alphabetical The Wizard Of Oz recut is both orderly and chaotic

    01/09/2016 3:56:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 4, 2016 | Joe Blevins
    History records that The Wizard Of Oz was edited by one Blanche Sewell, an Oklahoman and thwarted actress who also cut together such memorable films as Red Dust, Go West, and Grand Hotel during her 25-year career in Hollywood. But what if Oz had been assembled instead by an extremely diligent file clerk, one who cherished order and neatness over meaning and context? That is the unlikely scenario behind "Of Oz The Wizard," a bizarre and thorough alternate edit of the 1939 family classic by filmmaker Matt Bucy. He has chopped The Wizard Of Oz, all 101 minutes of it,...
  • Somali al Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film (not ISIS)

    01/02/2016 5:09:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    **SNIP** Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front runner, was shown in the 51-minute film making his December call for the United States to bar all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered. It was shown between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West. The film was distributed on Twitter on Friday by the al-Kataib Media Foundation, an Islamist militant organisation, SITE reported.
  • Harriet Cohen "Cornish Rhapsody"...from film "Love Story" [1944] (Hubert Bath)

    12/30/2015 10:21:26 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | Hubert Bath
    Harriet Cohen plays "Cornish Rhapsody," which is associated with the 1940s film Love Story. The theme from "Cornish Rhapsody" is the film's musical theme. Composer is Hubert Bath. Hubert Bath himself conducts the rhapsody on the record, but Sidney Beer conducts on the film soundtrack.
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Video: The new, more honest It's a Wonderful Life trailer

    12/27/2015 3:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    It’s a Christmas classic, perhaps the original Christmas classic — but its original gave few hints about the nature of It’s A Wonderful Life. Those who watched this giant of American cinema over the past week will recognize the scenes in its original theatrical trailer, but not the movie the subtitles and narrator promise: It's A Wonderful Life - Trailer Zena Gray at The Cinefamily agrees. Two years ago, she cut a new trailer for the film, although it didn’t get much attention until Slate picked up on it this week: After all, on his way to the film's happy...
  • Haskell Wexler, 'Cuckoo’s Nest' Cinematographer, Dies at 93

    12/27/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 27, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the socially conscious two-time Academy Award winner who lensed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and many other masterpieces, has died. He was 93.Wexler died in his sleep Sunday at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, his son, Oscar-nominated sound man Jeff Wexler, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

    12/22/2015 6:19:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Early on in “The Hateful Eight,” John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line “slow like molasses.” Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience. This describes “The Hateful Eight” well, too: It deserves your patience. “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film by Quentin Tarantino, shows the very odd path that one of the greatest living filmmakers has decided to take. While many directors start out conventional and then experiment once they have clout, Tarantino has abandoned much of the nonlinear storytelling on which he made his name (with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp...
  • Tina Fey will not apologize if you are offended by her jokes

    12/21/2015 6:25:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/21/15
    Tina Fey is sick of apologizing, and she's also tired of the Internet. "Steer clear of the Internet and you'll live forever," Fey told Net-a-Porter magazine in a wide ranging interview. "We did an 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' episode and the Internet was in a whirlwind, calling it 'racist,' but my new goal is not to explain jokes."
  • The Irresistible Force of 'Star Wars': 3 Popular Approaches

    12/20/2015 12:45:12 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 12/17/15 | Michael J. Svigel
    Since the saga’s launch in 1977, the irresistible force of the Star Wars phenomenon has affected young and old alike. It’s nearly impossible to get through a day without being brushed, bumped, or bombarded by a Star Wars image, allusion, or advertisement. This week week, the seventh installment, The Force Awakens, hits theaters. No less than Steven Spielberg predicts it will be “the biggest movie ever.” So why do so many across generations, cultures, and religions find Star Wars so captivating? Is it the dynamic characters? The spectacular score? The breathtaking special effects? Sure, these contribute to the magic of Star Wars. But I don’t think any of them can explain the mystery that...
  • Stormtroopers in the White House for Star Wars screening

    12/19/2015 8:32:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/19/15
    Two stormtroopers and R2-D2 surprised reporters with an appearance in the White House briefing room while President Obama rushed to finish a press conference so he could watch the latest Star Wars film.
  • WATCH: The Ultimate Star Trek Film Tribute

    12/18/2015 12:16:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | December 18, 2015 | TrekNews.net Staff
    The Star Trek film franchise, which first took flight with 1979’s The Motion Picture, is something many of us hold near and dear to our hearts. For some of us, these are the DVDs, Blu-Rays and even VHS tapes we reach for when we want to spend time with our old friends -- Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Bones, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov.With the recent release of the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, I thought it was a good a time as any to revisit some of those classic big screen moments. Nick Bosworth over at JoBlo edited and compiled a...
  • Michael Moore: I’m Coming for 'Big Wuss' Donald Trump

    12/17/2015 12:32:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/17/15 | Marlow Stern
    The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker discusses his new film 'Where to Invade Next,' gun violence in America, the Sandy Hook anniversary, and his anti-Trump campaign. Trump Tower is, in many ways, a 68-story monument to the hypocrisy of Donald Trump. The Midtown Manhattan monstrosity, whose gold entryway sign bearing his name screams off-Strip Vegas casino, used concrete from a firm owned by the Genovese and Gambino crime families. It was built by 200 undocumented Polish immigrants who claimed they were paid meager off-the-book wages. And if that weren't enough, Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who massacred thousands of his people,...
  • Star Wars and the Ancient Religion

    12/16/2015 1:37:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/16/15 | Peter Jones
    The appearance of a new episode of the Star Wars film series is an important moment for Christian witness. To be sure, we can shrug our shoulders, since Star Wars is old news. Or we can enthusiastically introduce our grandchildren to what we might think is a beloved, harmless yarn. Or we can—and should—discover in the series an occasion to sharpen our presentation of the gospel message and help our children and grandchildren, and anyone else who might be interested, to understand the culture in which they live.In this famous and creative saga, which we must respect for its artistic...
  • Star Trek Beyond - Trailer (2016) - Paramount Pictures

    12/14/2015 9:33:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2015 | Paramount Pictures
    From director Justin Lin comes STAR TREK BEYOND starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. In theaters July 22nd.
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85

    12/04/2015 2:32:10 PM PST · by Borges · 65 replies
    Variety ^ | Dave McNary
    Robert Loggia, durable and versatile star of movies and TV shows including Brian De Palma’s 1986 “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. He was 85. He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for his portrayal of a private detective. Among the films he appeared in were “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Problem Child” and “Big,” in which performed a memorable duet on a giant piano with Tom Hanks. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his portrayal of FBI agent Nick...
  • Toshiro Mifune Turned Down Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Roles, Says Daughter (Star Wars)

    12/04/2015 2:26:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 3, 2015 | Gavin J. Blair
    The legendary leading man of Akira Kurosawa turned down offers from George Lucas, said his daughter at an event with Steve Wozniak to announce Tokyo Comic Con. Toshiro Mifune, the legendary actor and star of numerous Akira Kurosawa films including Seven Samurai,Yojimbo and Rashomon, turned down the roles of Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, worried that Star Wars was going to look cheap, according to his daughter Mika.
  • Elmo Williams, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'High Noon,' Dies at 102

    11/26/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Elmo Williams, the celebrated Hollywood film editor who won an Academy Award for his clockwork, minute-by-minute efforts on the classic 1952 Gary Cooper Western High Noon, has died. He was 102. Williams, who received another Oscar nom for his editing on the 1954 sci-fi film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Brookings on the coast of Oregon ...
  • NEW EVIDENCE REVEALS: Hillary Clinton Worked With The Muslim Brotherhood...

    11/08/2015 9:18:04 AM PST · by amorphous · 26 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 26 Oct 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    "I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of my son" said Charles Woods, father of Ty Woods, who died defending the CIA annex and diary notes the entry says. Clinton continues to blame the filmmaker despite the filmmaker's connections to her government. If this is Hillary's alibi then she should own it since evidence reveals that her government was responsible of the film and the FBI and the U.S. government were dumber than a doornail having left a trail of evidence....
  • Trumbo - biopic of Dalton Trumbo - released today

    11/06/2015 12:27:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 6, 2015
    Trumbo, a biographical movie about the famed screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, goes into national release today. Here are some reviews and other pertinent items about the film: Review: Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo,' as a Screenwriter in a Hollywood Under Siege "Trumbo" resurrects Hollywood's darkest chapter "Trumbo" and the long, dark shadow of the blacklist: How a Hollywood gossip columnist launched the culture wars 'Trumbo' is a whitewash of an unrepentant Hollywood commie Movie Review: Bryan Cranston compelling as blacklisted writer in 'Trumbo' Trumbo Review The Real Story Behind the Movie Trumbo Bryan Cranston's First Amendment Crusade: On 'Trumbo,' Trump, and Why...
  • ‘Spectre’ will bore you to death

    11/05/2015 3:33:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    A license to kill is also a license to not kill,” M lectures his new boss in the 24th James Bond film, “Spectre.” Well, it’s not a license to bore as much as this bloated drag manages to do. After a smashing opening sequence with a rooftop chase set against Day of the Dead observances in Mexico City, we’re plunged into a patchy plot (basically the same as the last “Mission: Impossible” outing) that’s little more than an excuse for random homages to the series’ illustrious past — reminding us how utterly mediocre this one is.
  • The Airplanes of James Bond

    11/05/2015 3:36:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rebecca Maksel and Chris Klimek
    ... AFTER 52 HOURS, 22 bags of popcorn, and a trashcan-size soda, the editors at Air & Space have finished watching all of the Bond flicks, counting more than 160 aircraft and spacecraft (both fictional and non-). Bond and company have flown just about everything from "Bird 1" (Ernst Blofeld's fictional two-stage rocket used to capture U.S. and Soviet spacecraft) in You Only Live Twice to the Aerospatiale/Eurocopter helicopter operated by psychopath Xenia Onatopp (who uses her thighs to crush her opponents to death) in GoldenEye to the hot-air balloon blown up by the Cigar Girl assassin in The World...
  • Grady twins from horror classic The Shining reveal how movie led to them being shunned...

    11/01/2015 12:40:54 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/31/2015 | Ryan Parry, Jon Boon
    They reveal how Nicholson, despite his maniacal performance and playboy reputation, acted as a father-figure and mentor for the then 10-year-old girls from London, England. The pair say Nicholson took naps on the floor between scenes to stay in character, talked about missing his daughter Jennifer from his first marriage to Sandra Knight and appeared to be a more devoted family man than his public image ever personified. Lisa, who today is a lawyer and Louise, a published scientist, both 46, also revealed their role in the hit flick did more harm than good to their fledgling acting careers. They...
  • THX1138, Logan's Run, Rollerball, Soylent Green, 1984 or Fahrenheit 451? Dystopian themed movies.

    10/31/2015 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Fhios · 134 replies
    Oct 31, 2015 | Vanity
    Six rather relatively well known dystopian themed movies. Excerpts taken from IMDB. If you like dystopian themed movies you've probably seen all 6. My favorite is Rollerball. Which one do you think the world is striving for? --- THX1138 -- Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. Director George Lucas. Logan's Run -- An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30. Director Michael Anderson Roller Ball (1975) -- In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world,...
  • Oldest footage of New York City ever

    10/28/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/2/14 | Yestervid
    The oldest and most incredible footage of New York City ever, including where the WTC would be built. With added maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. 28 shots of classic footage with a new twist and a new soundtrack.... This collection of footage was taken between 1896 and 1905 and shows various places around New York City, all identifiable by location on a map.
  • Filmmakers have sold off at least $335M in state film tax credits

    10/27/2015 5:36:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/26/2015 | Matt Stout
    At least $335 million of the states controversial film tax credits have been sold off to corporations and individuals that critics say likely have nothing to do with the movie the perk was intended for, in a secondary market largely shrouded from public view, a Herald review of state records has found. --SNIP-- Established in 2006, the film tax credit is a 25 percent rebate filmmakers earn if they spent at least $50,000 in Massachusetts. But many dont end up owing enough in state taxes, and the credits are legally transferable, meaning that filmmakers can sell them on average...
  • The final poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

    10/18/2015 11:53:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 18, 2015 | Bryan Bishop
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just two months, and today it's finally time to see the movie's official poster. No, not the teaser poster from last year, and not the promo item handed out at D23; this is the real deal. The poster features the key members of the cast that audiences have met thus far: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, with some other faces that you just might recognize (hi, Han and Leia). What's even more interesting is the sight of some sort of orb in the upper...
  • Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming

    10/16/2015 11:10:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | October 16, 2015 | TrekNews.net
    That's a wrap! "Star Trek Beyond" officially completed filming on Thursday in Dubai. Director Justin Lin will now begin a lengthy post-production process for the film, scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.
  • Action Film About Benghazi Attack May Be Irritant for Hillary Clinton

    10/14/2015 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 10/14/15 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, AMY CHOZICK
    LOS ANGELES We got nobody backing us up here. Nothing. If things go by the script, that line will soon be spoken by the actor John Krasinski in Michael Bays movie version of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. But Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was secretary of state when the United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the assault, may be the one feeling exposed.
  • Don't Clap!: If we're all quiet enough, maybe Pan and its fairies will die (movie review)

    10/11/2015 1:52:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alan Scherstuhl
    There's much to sadly shake your head at in Pan, a sort of Peter Pan Begins that manages the unlikely feat of making battles between flying pirate ships a crushing bore. Most miserably, there's the great heap of action set pieces that are easier to wait out than to track with an instrument so primitive as the human eyeperhaps the singularity is nearing, and director Joe Wright's computers are whipping these scenes up exclusively for the enjoyment of advanced artificial intelligences ... But here's perhaps the most egregious betrayal of audience intelligence in this latest go at monetizing those aspects...