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  • Trailer: The King's Man [Kingsman origin story]

    07/17/2019 12:26:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    20th Century Fox ^ | July 15, 2019 | Staff
    In 2020, they will become kings. Watch the new teaser trailer for The King's Man now. See the film in theatres February 14, 2020. As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.
  • Galaxy Quest

    07/17/2019 6:52:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 66 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 13 July 2019 | Kathy Shaide
    In a just world, O.J. Simpson would currently be serving the 24th year of a double life sentence; Ronald Reagan would have been president during America's bicentennial instead of Gerald Ford — and Galaxy Quest would've earned half-a-billion bucks at the box office when it came out in 1999. But inept and indifferent studio marketing (plus competition from another "sci-fi" comedy, Ghostbusters) relegated Galaxy Quest to semi-cult status. Which is ironically appropriate, given its plot: At a science fiction convention, fans await an appearance by the cast of Galaxy Quest, a hokey interstellar TV adventure series unceremoniously cancelled in the...
  • Hollywood Preaches Gun Control While Pumping Up Gun Violence

    07/16/2019 10:48:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7/27/2018 | L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Hypocrisy, call your office. If Lasher and her Moms Demand Action crowd ardently wish to "reduce the gun culture in America," why not do a bit of introspection first? You can crawl all over the group website and its list of "campaigns" and not find a word about activism against the entertainment industry — TV, movies, video games, anything. TV shows are still pushing gun violence to goose the ratings. A recent study by the Parents Television Council reported that the degree of gun violence on prime-time broadcast TV has actually increased in the last five years since the Sandy...
  • Remains of missing ‘Seinfeld’ actor Charles Levin believed to be found in Oregon

    07/15/2019 12:24:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/15/2019 | Kate Feldman
    Officials believe that they have found the remains of actor Charles Levin, who went missing almost a week ago, in rural Oregon. Levin, best known for roles including “Seinfeld” and “Annie Hall,” was reported missing by his son on July 8 after not hearing from him for several days.
  • Why Is Everyone So Scared of Disney?

    07/14/2019 7:28:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Variety ^ | July 14, 2019 | OWEN GLEIBERMAN
    Like more or less everyone I know, I have no desire to see a single entertainment company take over the future, dominating what had been a movie industry of multiple entities, each one fighting for their slice of your attention span. Disney, the movie studio so powerful that it ate another movie studio, looks, to many, like it could be that company. The full impact of its absorption of 20th Century Fox has yet to be felt, but now that the smoke has cleared, the mega-corporation that was formed stands before us like an unprecedented colossus, looming over all other...
  • Stephen King Calls the Trump Presidency ‘Scarier’ Than Any of His Novels — Watch

    07/13/2019 6:27:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Indiewire ^ | July 13, 2019 | Jude Dry
    With “Midsommar” earning raves and performing well at the box office, horror has never been hotter. And if, as Justin Chang argued in the Los Angeles Times back in 2017, horror has become the defining genre of the Trump presidency, then Stephen King is its patron saint. The master of horror’s many works have seen renewed interest thanks to a slew of successful adaptations, from the box office record-breaker “It,” to its much-hyped follow-up “It: Chapter Two,” and many more projects currently in the works. And while the master of horror certainly is the king of scary set-ups, he says...
  • Scarlett Johansson says she "should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal"

    07/13/2019 6:23:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    AV Club ^ | July 13, 2019 | William Hughes
    Another day, another instance of Scarlett Johansson hurling herself off a public relations cliff: The former Ghost In The Shell actress gave a new interview to As If magazine this week, touching on a wide variety of issues germane to her career. Topics ranged from the good (Directors shouldn’t force performers to be physically miserable instead of just, you know, acting!), to the obvious (Lost In Translation is about a relationship, not a place!), to the “Oh god, here we go again (Scarlett Johansson should be allowed to play any part she wants, and nobody should be allowed to yell...
  • This Guy Improves Hollywood Movies By Editing His Cat Into Them The Result Is Hilarious

    07/13/2019 8:18:39 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | July 12, 2019 | BoredPanda staff
    Cats are known to possess all kinds of talents. They are great at hunting, excellent at manipulating humans to get treats, and apparently, they are amazing actors. Well, at least some of them. Meet Lizzy who goes under the stage name, Owl Kitty - the newest Instagram sensation. Owl Kitty is going viral for her amazing performances in nothing else but famous Hollywood movies. How does she do that? As it turns out, her cat-dad Thibault (Tibo) Charroppin is a talented video editor who works hard to make everyone see his adorable cat for the true star she is. And...
  • With Their White Feminist Bias, TV’s Prestige Dramas Continue to Fail

    07/12/2019 9:18:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | July 11, 2019 | Libby Hill
    [Snip] It’s 2019. Television is at the zenith of its powers of influence and, in the real world, times are troubled, fueled by existential dread, blatant racism, xenophobia, and sexism, much of it funneled straight from the White House. If TV wants to be the dominant art form, then it must hold itself to a higher standard of conversation, a standard that that its current crop of prestige dramas, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Big Little Lies,” and recently concluded cultural phenomenon “Game of Thrones,” fall, repeatedly and spectacularly, short of. Too often these shows – and many others, at many...
  • Colbert Cartoon Crumbles Truth

    07/12/2019 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 12, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    If you're a liberal, what's more fun than watching the liberal press trash conservatives seven days a week? How about watching the entertainment media mock conservatives for complaining about all this abuse? CBS-owned Showtime has created a Trump-blasting animated series called "Our Cartoon President," reminiscent of that George W. Bush-bashing "Lil' Bush" series that Comedy Central made while Bush was in office. Can you imagine Showtime having aired a president-mocking cartoon while Bill Clinton or Barack Obama were in office? How about one about President Hillary? They wouldn't dare. Showtime thinks it's funny to claim that conservatives say they are...
  • Adult' Flintstones Reboot in the Works

    07/11/2019 1:15:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 11, 2019 | Andy Swift
    Prepare to meet The Flintstones all over again. Warner Bros. Animation is working with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions on an adult-skewing primetime animated comedy based on the classic cartoon series, TVLine’s sister publication Variety reports. Hanna-Barbera’s original Flintstones — which followed the exploits of married cave-people Fred and Wilma Flintstone, along with their friends, offspring and enormous pets — aired on ABC from 1960 to 1966 for a total of 166 episodes. It was even the first animated show to be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmys in 1961. More than 10 follow-up series and spinoffs aired...
  • If You're a Misogynist, the New Terminator Movie Will 'Scare the [Heck] Out of You'

    07/11/2019 9:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 10, 2019 | Jim Treacher
    As we all know, women weren't allowed to appear in motion pictures until Ghostbusters (2016). Before then, all female roles in film were portrayed by men in drag, elaborate puppets, or, more recently, CGI avatars. But now that the gender barrier has been shattered, anything goes. Women can play superheroes, cops, and even doctors. And get this: Now there's even a woman in a movie about robots from the future trying to wipe out humanity! Matt Donnelly at Variety talked to Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller:
  • 'Willy Wonka' Actress Denise Nickerson Stopping Treatment in Hospital

    07/10/2019 5:32:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 10, 2019
    Denise Nickerson, who played Violet in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," is living out the last moments of her life, because her family tells us they have just taken her off life support. Nickerson, who suffered a stroke last year, was at home Monday and, according to her family, she got into her meds at home and took as many as she could. Her family came to check on her shortly thereafter and rushed her to the ER. Once in the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia. On Tuesday, she suffered a massive seizure and doctors put Denise on...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Moved Freely in Hollywood Circles Even After 2008 Conviction

    07/10/2019 11:57:12 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/10/2019 | Tatiana Siegel , Marisa Guthrie
    The billionaire, arrested July 6 for sex trafficking of minors, attended high-profile events like the 'Batman v Superman' premiere and frequented Oscar season parties even as the #MeToo movement took down other powerful figures. On March 20, 2016, guests at Warner Bros.' Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice premiere in New York began whispering about one man mingling among the A-list crowd. No, it wasn't the film's Ben Affleck or Henry Cavill, or Affleck's hulking bodyguard, who almost knocked over the studio's former marketing head Sue Kroll as the VIP area became too crowded. The surprised looks were aimed at...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Rip Torn Dies at 88: Report

    07/09/2019 8:40:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | July 9, 2019 | Erika Martin
    Actor Rip Torn, who appeared in over 100 films during a career spanning six decades, has died at 88, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Torn, born Elmore Rual Torn Jr., was perhaps best known for his role in the original “Men in Black” and his work on the HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which he won an Emmy. His role as the father of Mary Steenburgen in 1984 drama “Cross Creek” also earned Torn an Oscar nomination. Torn died peacefully at home in Lakeville, Connecticut, surrounded by his wife, Amy Wright, and their two daughters, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
  • Joker director says the Joaquin Phoenix movie 'doesn't follow anything' from the comics

    07/09/2019 4:15:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rachel Yang
    The upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix will be a wholly original take on the iconic Gotham villain. “We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about,” writer-director Todd Phillips told Empire. “We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.” His comments seem to dash fan speculation that the movie might follow portions of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s legendary The Killing Joke, the comic that...
  • Christopher Lloyd wants 'Back To The Future 4' to be about climate change

    07/08/2019 6:57:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | July 8 | Ben Arnold
    While it might be best not to hold your breath for a fourth Back To The Future movie, Christopher Lloyd – aka Emmett Lathrop 'Doc' Brown, Ph.D – is ready for the call, should it ever arrive. And he's got a good idea of what it should be about too, and while illegal betting practices and appropriating Chuck Berry riffs were all well and good, if there's a new adventure for Marty and Doc, it should have a bit more of a message. He told “I think somehow it needs to kind of convey a message about something that’s...
  • Bette Midler: Drop dead. You wish you were me.

    07/07/2019 6:39:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 4, 2019 | Bette Midler
    @MarkVSerrano (in response to Bette Midler fat shaming POTUS) Tsk tsk, didn’t #fatshaming go out of style at the end of the last century along with your career? @BetteMidler Drop dead. You wish you were me.
  • Yvonne Strahovski On Reproductive Rights And Life Imitating Art ("we have mass shootings every day")

    07/07/2019 4:44:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Elle Australia ^ | July 6, 2019 | Hannah James
    Yvonne Strahovski scooped Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics' Circle nominations for her star turn as the villainous Serena Joy in The Handmaid's Tale, which famously tackles the role of patriarchy and religion in suppressing women's rights. And the Sydney-born actor is happy to comment on the increasing similarities between the fictional dystopia and our current reality: "There are things happening now that directly reflect the themes of the show. It's a scary world we're living in," she says. Of the current debate raging in the US over women's reproductive rights, she says, "No one and no law has the right...
  • Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20; suffered seizure, family says

    07/07/2019 2:49:09 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 7, 2019
    Disney actor Cameron Boyce, 20, has died, according to a report. The young performer, a native of Los Angeles, was known for his roles in the Disney franchise “Descendants” and the Disney Channel show “Jessie.” Boyce died in his sleep “due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition," his family told ABC News on Saturday.