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  • Box office flatlines as everyone ignores the multiplex this Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2017 11:49:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 28, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Memorial Day weekend would seem like the best time for a big summer blockbuster to hit the theaters, but in recent years audiences have been focusing more on their tans and grillmaster skills over the holiday than going to a movie theater. Past Memorial Day holiday weekend openings that were instant fails at the box office include: "Tomorrowland" ($33 million opening weekend), "Alice Through the Looking Glass" ($26.8 million), and "X-Men: Apocalypse" ($65.7 million). Now you can add two new releases from this year to that list.
  • Why Donald Trump Scares The "L" Out Of Liberal Media ...

    05/28/2017 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/17 | Dave Merrick
    Ultraliberal Hollywood and all of 'LIBERAL MEDIA' hate and are deathly afraid of Donald Trump It was Bob Dylan who put together the phrase, “... Money doesn’t talk, it SWEARS.” And that is about the first level up from the bottom-line reason behind most of the problems we have in the world today. At least, the reason for bulldozer-powerful LIES mowing down what is left of today’s rapidly disintegrating civilization. In 1984, I watched a disintegrating Democratic Party turn itself completely over to the dark side when Jesse Jackson introduced his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. The DNC at that point became the...
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District

    05/27/2017 4:35:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/17 | Carter
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma. Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” The AP reports: Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its...
  • Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach possibly suffered head trauma

    05/26/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2017
    Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
  • Hollywood is the Left’s Propaganda Wing

    05/27/2017 4:18:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Does watching a movie nowadays leave you with the feeling that you’ve just been preached to? Quite likely it’s because you have. The whole Hollywood industry has abandoned its primary cause of entertainment and moved into the field of social conditioning. And the agenda is not in our interests; it’s in the interests of the big corporations and the liberal elites. Consider one example: Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 blockbuster Elysium. The human race lives in two divided societies, one in the space station Elysium, where all is clean and diseases are miraculously cured, and the other on the poor, polluted planet...
  • Johnny Carson — the King of Late Night, and of Good Manners

    05/26/2017 2:35:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2017 | Aaron Goldstein
    He treated political humor gingerly, making The Tonight Show something all of America could enjoy together. It was exactly 25 years ago tonight that Johnny Carson signed off for the last time as the host of The Tonight Show, ending a 30-year run on NBC. Jeff Sotzing was there. “It was an overwhelming outpouring of emotion,” said Sotzing. “We didn’t get standing ovations very often. But beginning that May we got them every night. On the final night, it lasted three minutes. It seemed like it would never end.” Sotzing is now the president of the Carson Entertainment Group and...
  • Robin Wright: 'House of Cards' no preparation for Trump

    05/23/2017 7:28:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    The actress said the show is "running out of ideas" because of Trump. "Trump is trumping us. We're running out of ideas at this point," Wright said. "He's stolen them all."
  • Awesome: Clint Eastwood Takes on Political Correctness

    05/23/2017 6:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Conservative Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood has no problem voicing his political opinions, something we learned from his infamous empty chair skit during the 2012 Republican National Convention.He is still boldly speaking his mind as of this week, this time at France’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival.“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it,” Eastwood recalled Sunday during a visit to the Cannes Film Festival. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve...
  • Roger Moore dead aged 89

    Roger Moore has died aged 89. A statement on his official Twitter read: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated." We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @MirrorCeleb.
  • Dina Merrill, Heiress Turned Actress Who Grew Up in Trump’s Future Mar-a-Lago Estate, Dies at 93

    05/22/2017 9:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 22, 2017 | Thom Geier
    Dina Merrill, an heiress turned actress who starred in classic movies such as 1960’s “BUtterfield 8” and 1963’s “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” died Monday in East Hampton, N.Y., the New York Times reported. She was 93....
  • SNL’s Colin Jost Says Trump Hosting the Show Didn’t Humanize Him

    05/21/2017 2:02:46 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    SPIN ^ | May 15, 2017 | Winston-Cook Wilson
    In a new feature on Saturday Night Live in The Hollywood Reporter, members of the cast and crew discussed what it’s been like dealing with Donald Trump’s ascent, triumph, and institutionalization. Towards the end of the piece, staffers finally addressed the elephant in the room when it comes to anyone from SNL speaking negatively about Trump: the fact that they let Trump, prior becoming the Republican nominee, host the show. Instead of expressing guilt or regret about the choice, as former cast member Taran Killam did in a recent interview, where he said the choice to book Trump “felt like...
  • Trump Controversies Making Waves in Cannes(more winning)

    05/21/2017 7:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 5/21/2017 | Brent Lang
    At premieres, beach parties, wine-soaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they’re glued to their smartphones, waiting for email alerts and updates on the latest White House scandal. “I’m obsessed with it,” said Stuart Ford, CEO of sales and production company IM Global. “The first thing I do in the morning is check the news. The last thing I do at night is check the news.” Some of the films searching for distribution along the Croisette grapple directly or indirectly with Trump and...
  • 'SNL': Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks 'partner' for 2020 presidential race

    05/21/2017 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    USAToday ^ | 5/21/17 | Erin Jensen
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  • Summer Sweat: Hollywood Braces for Possible Worst Box Office in Decade (450 million in losses)

    05/14/2017 10:32:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 94 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 14 may 2017 ast | by JOHN BINDER
    Hollywood may experience one of the worst slumps at the box office in the last decade this summer as Americans grow tired of the seemingly endless number of sequels and big-budget tentpoles churned out by the film industry. Multiple reports by the the Hollywood Reporter show box office revenues are on track to decline by five percent this summer season when compared with last year, and could drop by as much as ten percent. In real dollars, that could calculate out to a net loss of $450 million for Hollywood’s film industry, with summer earnings for movies expected at about...
  • Star Wars: Kylo is Fastest-Rising American Boy’s Baby Name in 2016

    05/13/2017 6:21:33 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Screenrant ^ | 5-13-2017 | Jacob Stolworthy
    The Social Security Administration has released its annual list and jumping 2,368 spots to 901 is Kylo, the character played by Adam Driver. It ended at 3,269 in 2015. This comes as no surprise to founder Laura Wattenberg who, the Associated Press reports, states that the names of villains are these days more likely to inspire parents than on-screen heroes. The category’s popular culture-inspired runners up include Creed, Adonis (from Rocky sequel Creed) and Zayn, presumably after former One Direction singer Zayn Malik who is now enjoying a solo career in his own right.

    05/13/2017 8:23:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Unfortunately, broadcast television networks today are not interested in appealing to the massive Trump electorate Despite healthy ratings, ABC promptly cancelled Tim Allen’s popular sitcom, Last Man Standing this week. The show was a successful part of the ABC line-up for six years. While some media reports claim that ABC cancelled the show due to poor ratings, the truth is that the program was the second highest rated comedy and the third highest rated “scripted” show on the network. In fact, during the final years of the show, Last Man Standing drew an impressive average of 8.1 million viewers each...
  • Last Man Standing Falls to Trump Derangement Syndrome

    05/13/2017 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American ^ | My 13, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The cancellation by ABC of Tim Allen’s hit comedy “Last Man Standing” comes on the heels of CBS’ Stephen Colbert’s obscenity-laced rant against Donald Trump and underscores how far the media thought police have gone in their war on conservatives, conservative thought, and even conservative comedy. Allen’s show, in which he plays the manager of a sporting goods chain, features Allen’s biting and genuinely funny witticisms poking fun at all things liberal. Its humor is balanced, with the show featuring a Canadian liberal son-in-law who gets his points across. But it is a rarity among sitcoms, in that any conservative...
  • Don’t Miss the Bigger Picture of What is Really Happening in the Presidency

    05/12/2017 3:27:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The much coveted (and long overdue) look into dodgy electoral practices and voter fraud is a great step forward in ensuring that everyone’s vote actually counts for something. By so publically getting the investigation started, Donald Trump has sent a message that is aimed directly at the Democrats: Play time is over. This Executive Order needs to be looked at in a wider context, or else it’s easy to miss what’s going on. This is the Presidential fight back. Trump ahs let the Left pretty much do what they want for the last three months, all in an effort to...
  • FBI Gives Hollywood Hacking Victims Surprising Advice: "Pay the Ransom"

    05/12/2017 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | 6:30 AM PDT 5/12/2017 | by Tatiana Siegel
    Netflix isn't alone: Agencies and others are balancing demands for money against the fears of stolen data ending up online. Phones are the lifeblood of a talent agency like UTA, but on April 11, its IT department discovered an intruder lurking in the voicemail system and computer network and quickly decided to shut them down, sending agents to conduct business on their iPads. Soon thereafter a demand from a hacker arrived: Pay a ransom or watch the agency's most confidential data get posted online. It turns out UTA was lucky — an outside cybersecurity firm was brought in and, after...
  • Why Saturday Night Fever Wouldn’t Be a Blockbuster Today

    05/12/2017 8:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2017 | Kyle Smith
    In the closing minutes of Saturday Night Fever, the following events occur: A racist injustice, an attempted date rape, a gang rape, a horrific accidental death with an element of suicide, and (not least) a nighttime ride on the disco-era New York City subway. The film concludes with the hero getting rejected by his lady. Naturally it was one of the biggest hits of 1977. Baby Boomers jammed theaters to see Saturday Night Fever (which earned the equivalent of over $350 million in today’s dollars) and Gen-Xers (like me) either sneaked in to see its forbidden R-rated depravities or...