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  • Hollywood’s ‘Legacy Movie' Business Under Siege

    03/27/2017 11:50:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | staff report
    The Los Angles Times‘ Ryan Faughnder reports that the traditional Hollywood film business faces several key challenges as a by-product of disruptive technology and changing distribution methods, resulting in a high level of executive turnover at the major studios as the industry attempts to adapt to evolving consumer tastes. From the outside, Hollywood looks like a thriving town with massive blockbusters and growing box-office revenue. But pull back the curtain and the legacy movie business is under siege, contributing to the highest level of executive churn in years. Three of the six major studios — Paramount, Sony and Fox —...
  • Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of "Peak TV"

    03/26/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jonathan Handel
    As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriters' wages drop 21 percent. With scripted television booming — 455 series this season, more than double the number six years ago — it ought to be a great time to be a TV writer. And the ongoing Writers Guild negotiations should be a cakewalk, right? So you'd think, but it's actually not Easy Street at all, because, as previously unpublished data reveals, growth in the labor supply has outstripped growth in demand, while shorter series orders...
  • Trump supporters rally, clash with counter-protesters

    03/25/2017 2:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | March 25, 2017 | Staff
    Supporters of President Donald Trump demonstrated in Huntington Beach and Hollywood Saturday. The Make America Great Again rallies drew more than a thousand to march along the coast starting from Warner Avenue off Pacific Coast Highway. Hollywood protestors gathered outside the Hollywood/Vine station and rallied before marching to Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are here to get together to show our gratitude for our law enforcement, military, president, vice president and anyone who puts their life on the line every day to make America great,” said Jennifer Sterling, one of the organizers of the Huntington Beach...
  • Trayvon Martin film, docuseries in the works from Jay Z, Weinstein Co.

    03/24/2017 1:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2017 | Oliver Gettell
    Jay Z and the Weinstein Co. are partnering to tell Trayvon Martin’s story on the big and small screens. EW has confirmed that the rap mogul and the studio have secured the rights to two books about Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, igniting a national debate about racial profiling and civil rights. The plan is to develop a narrative film and a six-part docuseries about Martin based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, by...
  • Next, American movies – made in China

    03/24/2017 7:05:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    Christian index ^ | 2017 | Gerald Harris
    Hollywood produces movies that must be designed to brainwash the American people. If the production and distribution of movies got into the hands of anyone worse than most current Hollywood producers, we would be in for an alarming reality. John W. Cones, in his book A Study in Motion Picture Propaganda, explains, “The Hollywood-based U.S. motion picture industry is controlled by a single very narrowly defined interest group. It further concludes that it is inappropriate for any such group to control a significant medium for the communication of ideas in a society that is as diverse as that in the...
  • Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:33:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/22/17 | Pat Saperstein
    Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Open in Malaysia With ‘Gay Moment’ Intact

    03/21/2017 6:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/21/2017 | Tony Maglio
    Disney’s massive box office hit “Beauty and the Beast” will open in Malaysia after all, and “with no cuts.” Yes, that means the film’s highly publicized “gay moment” will remain intact over there.“We are pleased to announce that Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ has now been approved to be released in Malaysia with no cuts, with a PG-13 rating,” the Walt Disney Company of Malaysia told the New Straits Times. “Be our guest when the film opens in Malaysian cinemas on March 30, 2017.”Malaysian theater giant Golden Screen Cinemas confirmed the news on Twitter this morning: BEAUTY AND THE...
  • Did you know the Beauty and the Beast costumes were crafted in India?

    03/21/2017 6:55:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Elle ^ | 03/21/2017 | BY HASINA KHATIB
    While Disney was creating magic onscreen with their live-action retelling of the Beauty and the Beast tale, Indian artisans were weaving their own form of magic offscreen through Belle’s wardrobe. Sinéad O’Sullivan, assistant costume designer of the movie, will have you know that doing justice to the eighteenth century aesthetic is no small feat. When it came to commissioning exquisite French floral designs for Belle’s costumes, she spread her web wide and of course, caught on to the good artisans of Bhuj, Gujarat. As part of her commitment to the ‘Who made my clothes’ initiative, O’Sullivan shared the story of...
  • Latest Snowflake Outrage: Wonder Woman Has No Armpit Hair

    03/20/2017 4:36:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/20/17 | Tom Knighton
    You can't do anything these days without getting the progressives all bent out of shape. You can't even make a movie about an Amazonian warrior princess who can hold her own with the likes of Superman and Batman without wounding the feelings of a modern feminist, because something about that warrior princess will still not be "progressive" enough. For example: Wonder Woman has shaved her armpits, and THAT IS NOT OK: Twitter exploded at the revelation, claiming women of the fictional matriarchy Themyscira would probably not shave their armpits. Some speculated that Gadot’s armpits were photoshopped to show a sheen,...
  • The Fixers Who Buried Old Hollywood’s Biggest Scandals

    03/20/2017 3:19:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 17, 2017 | Kristin Hunt
    <p>Howard Strickling’s phone was always ringing. First it might be Jean Harlow, panicking that William Powell had gotten her pregnant. Then it might be a security guard, informing him that he’d removed a belligerent Spencer Tracy from yet another bar. Once it was Marlene Dietrich, distraught after discovering John Gilbert’s dead body.</p>
  • Women Wore ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes To The Texas Senate Floor

    03/20/2017 3:16:37 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/20/17 | Catherine Pearson
    On Monday, the Texas Senate considered several abortion-related bills, including Senate Bill 415, a bill that would effectively ban a safe and common procedure used for second trimester abortions, which anti-choice legislators have taken to calling a “dismemberment abortion ban.” It passed and will now head to the House. The Senate also inched forward with Senate Bill 25 ― the bill that would effectively allow doctors to lie to pregnant women if they detect a fetal anomaly and are concerned their patient might have an abortion ― and that will head for a final vote on the floor soon. But...
  • ‘Power Rangers’ Brings First Openly Gay Superhero to Silver Screen (Yellow Power Ranger is Lesbo)

    03/20/2017 11:57:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 20 march 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Dean Israelite, director of the highly-anticipated sci-fi action flick Power Rangers, says the kid-friendly film features a short, but “pivotal” scene that reveals the Yellow Power Ranger is lesbian. Audiences will see Trini (Becky G.), the Yellow Power Ranger, stressed over issues concerning her romantic relationship. Trini’s woes are assumed to be “boyfriend problems,” but are in fact revealed to be “girlfriend problems.” “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Bows With Record-Breaking $170 Million Opening

    03/19/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jeremy Fuster
    "Beauty and the Beast" is now estimated to break the all-time opening weekend record for a PG-rated film set last year by "Finding Dory" as it is now estimated to make $170 million in its opening weekend from 4,210 after grossing $63 million on its opening Saturday.
  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 6:05:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Tim Allen opened up briefly about what it means to be a conservative in Hollywood in 2017 during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, explaining that one must be “real careful” in talking about President Donald Trump or else risk being beaten up. “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” the 63-year-old Last Man Standing star told Kimmel when asked about his attendance at Trump’s inauguration in January.
  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 4:49:00 AM PDT · by grayboots · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Tim Allen opened up briefly about what it means to be a conservative in Hollywood in 2017 during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, explaining that one must be “real careful” in talking about President Donald Trump or else risk being beaten up. “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” the 63-year-old Last Man Standing star told Kimmel when asked about his attendance at Trump’s inauguration in January. “This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened,” he added. “If you’re not part of the...
  • TV Networks Fret as Midseason Shows Fail to Connect With Viewers

    03/17/2017 12:52:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 191 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/17/2017 | Micahel O'Connell
    The year 2017 hasn't been forgiving to the broadcast networks. With a whopping 17 scripted launches since Jan. 1, nearly all new series are languishing with low ratings, even by today's modest standards. But that may not be entirely the new shows' fault: The root of midseason's problem, some say, is the middling fall that preceded it. "In the past, midseason success was typically built on the foundation established in the fall," says Sam Armando, lead investment director at MediaVest-Spark, noting all but NBC (and sports-lifted Fox) are down this year. "Since only This Is Us popped in the fall,...
  • Disney Says It Won’t Edit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Malaysian Censors

    03/15/2017 8:18:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 15, 2017 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK
    BANGKOK — Walt Disney Studios has refused to cut a brief, gay-themed scene from “Beauty and the Beast” as demanded by government censors in Malaysia, meaning the film will not open there Thursday as scheduled. The Film Censorship Board of Malaysia recently ruled that a shot involving two male characters dancing in a ballroom must be cut from the movie, on the grounds that it promotes homosexuality. The sequence is said to be three seconds long. “The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia,” Disney said in a statement Tuesday without elaborating. The film’s director, Bill...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shelved in Malaysia (62% Muslim Population)

    03/14/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | 3-14-2017 | Staff
    Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie “Beauty and the Beast” in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a “gay moment.” The country’s two main cinema chains said the movie, due to begin screening Thursday, has been postponed indefinitely. No reason was given.
  • Big 4 Frustration As Nielsen TV Ratings Delayed Again Due To Power Outage

    03/14/2017 7:00:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    EXCLUSIVE: After last night’s The Bachelor finale, we know who Nick Viall’s new love is, but we don’t know how well the Season 21 ender of the ABC reality romance show did in the ratings. And neither do ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW — or Nielsen. An early Sunday morning power outage at the data company’s Oldsmar, FL facility continues to kneecap reporting of viewership and adults 18-49 demographic numbers for the Big 4 and the CW for a third day in a row. The lack of those fast affiliates and more is frustrating the nets. Right now, they...
  • Seth Rogen: ‘Important to Normalize Dissent’ Against Trump

    03/14/2017 4:40:08 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2017 | Jerome Hudson
    The Sausage Party star says he’s “been very conscious not to insult people who voted for Donald Trump,” but believes it also important for him to normalize “the idea that a lot of people do not think that he is a good president, and do not think that he is bringing the country in a good direction, and not making it seem like some fringe, out-there thing that only really aggressive people who have whipped themselves into some sort of frenzy are expressing.” Rogen added that “as a white dude,” he realizes that he’s “not the one who’s in real...
  • Ashley Judd ‘very sad,’ ‘scared’ after man says ‘we like Trump’ at basketball game

    03/13/2017 10:05:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Ashley Judd says she’s “very sad” and “scared” after a man who took her picture at a Kentucky basketball game Saturday dared to mention that he likes President Trump. Ms. Judd, who famously spoke out against the president during the post-inauguration Women’s March on Washington, wrote a Facebook post about the “uncomfortable and scary” situation Saturday during the semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and Alabama Crimson Tide at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The actress described “an older man with white hair” who approached her at her seat and asked to take a picture. “I said ‘Yes.’ And before I could...
  • SNL is the Worst Show on Television

    03/13/2017 5:40:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 53 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Saturday Night Live made media headlines last night after their flagrant attack on First Daughter, Ivanka Trump. Scarlett Johansson starred as Ivanka, while the narrator slammed her as “complicit” in the perceived wrongdoings of her father. “She’s a woman who knows what she wants and knows what she’s doing.” The ad continued by making satirical, sarcastic remarks about Ivanka being a feminist and a champion for women before ending with Johansson running out of a gold door. The skit was in very poor taste, lacking class and humor. It reeked of liberals who resent powerful, strong women, which is an...
  • Liberals say King Kong represents black people

    03/12/2017 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ed Straker
    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is ... King Kong. [Snip] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In...
  • In Liberal Hollywood, A Conservative Minority Faces Backlash in The Age of Trump

    03/12/2017 12:18:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies
    vivaliberty ^ | 3-2017 | David Ng
    As an Academy Award-winning producer and a political conservative, Gerald Molen has worked in the entertainment business long enough to remember when being openly Republican in Hollywood was no big deal. “In the ’90s, it was never really an issue that I had to hide. I was always forthright,” recalled the producer, whose credits include “Schindler’s List” and two “Jurassic Park” movies. “It used to be we could have a conversation with two opposing points of view and it would be amiable. At the end, we still walked away and had lunch together.” Those days are largely gone, he said....
  • L.A. Gay Pride Parade to Be Replaced by Anti-Trump March

    03/12/2017 7:15:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The organizers of the annual Los Angeles gay pride have announced that this year’s march will be replaced by a protest against President Donald Trump. Local West Hollywood news outlet wehoville.com revealed late last that “the annual pride parade has been canceled, ceding to the nationwide LGBT Resist March that is scheduled in many U.S. cities for Sunday, June 11, the day the Los Angeles pride parade would normally occur.”
  • Will President Trump Fire U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades on "Billions?"

    03/11/2017 5:38:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Self | March 11, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    On Showtime's "Billions," the character of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is based on U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. In fact, the show itself is loosely based on Bharara's investigations of Wall Street. Well, Bharara was just fired from his job so the question is will Chuck Rhoades also be fired from his job on "Billions?" He almost got fired on "Billions" by an Attorney General obviously based on Loretta Lynch. In fact, he deserves to be fired because although he recused himself from the investigation of Hedge Fund manager Bobby Axelrod, he was secretly directing...
  • THE VAST WASTELAND OF LIBERAL LATE NIGHT COMEDY

    03/11/2017 10:47:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Sadly, these network executives are more committed to their liberalism than drawing viewers or making money It has been many years since late night television comedy was enjoyable. Its heyday was during the Johnny Carson era when Americans were entertained by a host with tremendous skill. Carson was a true talent who combined great humor with impeccable timing. The Tonight Show featured the best guests and a host who knew how to hold an audience. Carson did not have to stoop to crude humor and he did not alienate Republicans or Democrats, for he made fun of politicians from both...
  • ROMAN POLANSKI TO JUDGE SAY I'VE DONE MY TIME And I'll Come Back (Pedo Alert)

    03/11/2017 6:14:49 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 28 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/10/2017 3:15 PM PST | unknown
    Roman Polanski will come back to a California courtroom to face the judge over his fugitive status in his child rape case, but only if the judge says in advance that the director served his full time behind bars.
  • Shia Labouef moves camera to shot of flagpole with NO PHYSICAL LANDMARKS. 4chan finds flag.

    03/10/2017 12:31:15 PM PST · by struggle · 50 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/10/2017 | Zero hedge
    Shia LeBoeuf's failed first and second iterations of his He Will Not Divide Us camera was translated into a third camera of a flagpole with a He Will Not Divide Us flag with NO PHYSICAL LANDMARKS. 4chan tracks down the flag, steals it, and replaces it with a Trump Hat and shirt within 24 hours.
  • #DayWithoutAWoman: Hillary Urges Followers To “Resist” On Int’l Women’s Day + H’wood Support

    03/08/2017 6:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 8, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Six months ago Hillary Clinton probably assumed she would be celebrating today’s International Women’s Day as America’s first female President of the United States. Well that didn’t happen, but now the ex-Secretary of State has taken to social media on A Day Without a Woman to spread a message that makes the fairly reticent, defeated candidate sound a lot like a leader in a resistance. “There’s a lot to fight for, Planned Parenthood, education, healthcare, jobs,” Clinton said this afternoon on the recently IPO’d Snapchat. “Every issue is a women’s issue. So stand up, resist, run for...
  • ‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration

    03/08/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Graduates from Princeton’s 2012 class will not be able to attend a “Star Wars”-themed party in Stormtrooper gear due to fears that it will convey a racist message. A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.
  • Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

    03/08/2017 9:08:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2017 | Michael Brown
    As soon as the news broke last week that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie would feature an “exclusively gay moment,” Franklin Graham called for a boycott of Disney in a Facebook post that has since been shared almost 100,000 times. The next day, a drive-in theater in Alabama announced that it would not show the movie, while, even before Franklin Graham’s comment was posted, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a Disney boycott, with a clear warning: “Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses...
  • #DayWithoutAWoman: Hollywood Offers Support & Slams Donald Trump On Int’l Women’s Day

    03/08/2017 9:42:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 8, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    In the current political climate, today’s International Women’s Day comes with an extra edge as the movement that started with marches all over the country and the world the day after Donald Trump became President has declared A Day Without A Woman. The strike aims to display the pivotal role women play in our society and our economy and how often they are taken for granted. Here in Hollywood, NBC and Netflix have told staffers that they are free to take the day to celebrate and support the cause. Among others commemorating the day today, MTV will turn their logo...
  • After an Eight-Year Break, Hollywood Once Again . . . (trunc)

    03/08/2017 9:21:40 AM PST · by Oatka · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 03/07/2017 | Pamella Geller
    Full title: "After an Eight-Year Break, Hollywood Once Again Thinks It’s Cool To Depict the President Being Killed"
  • Disney’s New “Beauty & the Beast”: More LGBTQ Propaganda From the Magick Queendom

    03/08/2017 4:24:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2017 | William F. Jasper
    What next? A Brokeback Mountain version of Old Yeller? A transgendered Mickey Mouse? Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner starring in the father role in a remake of Swiss Family Robinson? Don’t laugh, the above absurdities — and worse — are no doubt percolating on the diversity/perversity menu at the Magick Queendom. Not content with showing two 13-year-old boys kissing on The Fosters and the LGBTQ agitprop of The Real O’Neals (the creation of virulently anti-Christian, foul-mouthed, homosexual fanatic Dan Savage), the Disney-ABC Television Group is releasing its live-action version of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast as a new milestone for...
  • Robert Osborne, TCM host and film historian, dies at 84

    03/06/2017 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84. TCM released a statement saying, "All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years." Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood's golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned "50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards" in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with "80...
  • Why America Fell for Casablanca, and Why the Classic Film Is Losing its Hold on Movie Lovers.

    03/06/2017 8:47:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    Slate ^ | FEB. 27 2017 | Laura Miller
    The End of a Beautiful FriendshipWhy America fell for Casablanca, and why the classic film is losing its hold on movie lovers.In 1957, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square kicked off its Humphrey Bogart series with the 1942 classic Casablanca.* Bogart himself had just died, and the response to the film was rapturous. By the fourth or fifth screening, “the audience began to chant the lines,” the theater’s then-manager told Noah Isenberg, author of We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie. It was the dawn of the art-house era, the moment when film...
  • What The Shack gets right

    03/07/2017 8:49:54 AM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7 March 2017 | Lita Cosner
    What The Shack gets right by Lita Cosner Published: 7 March 2017 (GMT+10) It would be easy to write a standard, outraged review of The Shack. They portray God the Father and God the Spirit in human form, as females! They put words in God’s mouth that He never said! They substitute correct doctrine for mushy platitudes that sound like they came from Oprah! All those things are true, and they’re all problems, and those problems have been very thoroughly laid out elsewhere in reviews of William Paul Young’s best-selling 2008 book of the same title, so go there and...
  • Proof That ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Will Tear Up March B.O. Records: Pre-Sales Are Through The Roof

    03/07/2017 6:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 6, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast doesn’t open for another 11 days, however, Fandango today indicated that the live-action feature adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 animated pic is already beating the pre-sales of both Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory.
  • Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies has died

    03/06/2017 11:42:28 AM PST · by freedomson · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | March 6, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    TCM’s general manager Jennifer Dorian released a statement saying, “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years. He joined us as an expert on classic film and grew to be our cherished colleague and esteemed ambassador for TCM.
  • Does ‘When We Rise’s’ Failure Signal End to the Culture’s Long ‘Gay Moment?’

    03/06/2017 8:07:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | Matt Philbin
    “USA [Network’s] gay-murder mystery Eyewitness was canceled, and CBS’s Doubt—the first network television show to feature a trans actress (Laverne Cox) as a trans in a lead role—was dropped after just two shows. But the far more visible failure is ABC’s over-hyped gay agenda mini-series When We Rise, which crashed like a cheap Pride Parade float last week.
  • Hollywood ‘Disses’ Our Members, says AMAC

    03/04/2017 10:57:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | March 3, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Seniors suffer the consequences of the way they are portrayed in the movies WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 3 – Hollywood’s entertainment elite appears to be increasingly dismissive of America’s aging population, according to a new study by Humana and the University of Southern California. “I came across the research and then it hit me: perhaps all of their incessant whining over the election of President Donald Trump has roots in the vanity that oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with being a so-called star.  The fact is that many of the movies produced in Tinseltown in recent years have indeed been increasingly disdainful of...
  • Theater refuses to show 'Beauty and the Beast' over gay character

    03/03/2017 10:12:51 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 48 replies
    WAAY ^ | March 3, 2017 | Patrick Ary
    A DeKalb County theater will not be showing the new "Beauty and the Beast" film when it is released because it features a gay character. The Henagar Drive-In Theatre posted on its Facebook page Thursday night that it would not show the film when it is released later this month, due to it featuring Disney's first gay character. "If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it," a post on the theater's Facebook page said. The theater has since deleted its Facebook page.
  • The Politics of Plot: What Liberal or Conservative Architecture is Your Narrative Constructed Upon?

    03/03/2017 10:34:26 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    MovieMaker Magazine ^ | Fall 2013; August 1, 2016 | David Corbett
    One hears a great deal these days about the universal nature of story. It's a gratifying conceit that deep down we all share the same fundamental narrative. But what about the more factional, political nature of story? I don't mean the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty or corporate cunning in Promised Land. I mean the intrinsically political nature of how character is portrayed and plot structured. Stories stage conflict. And the strongest conflict always dictates inseparable, irreconcilable opposites. If Henry Adams was right, that politics in practice is always "the systematic organization of hatreds," then what better place...
  • Patrick Stewart is applying for US citizenship to 'fight' Donald Trump [Star Trek]

    03/03/2017 6:20:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03-03-2017 | Helena Horton
    Patrick Stewart has said he is applying for US citizenship in order to "fight" Donald Trump. On The View, he said that because of the recent election he has decided to apply for citizenship in order to join the resistance against the President. “I’m not a [U.S.] citizen,”the actor said. “However, there is, maybe it’s the only good thing, as the result of this election: I am now applying for citizenship. Because I want to be an American too.” “All of my friends in Washington said, ‘There is one thing you can do. Fight, fight, oppose, oppose,’” Mr Stewart said....
  • Hollywood and Joe McCarthy

    03/02/2017 6:30:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    We must not allow Hollywood, wealthy athletes, and CEOs to bully us into submission to their leftist political view of the world Joe McCarthy, a WWII hero, belittled and vilified by Hollywood and the MSM alike, has been vindicated not just by the release of the Venona papers but, most recently, by the appalling and constant anti-American rhetoric and behavior of Hollywood. There were communists in Hollywood. Today actors and actresses are no longer shy about their communist views and affiliations, and want to make sure that Americans buy into their communist social engineering and perversions while they enjoy the...
  • The Oscars: The Activism They Left on the Cutting Room Floor

    03/02/2017 7:27:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Imagine the result, with hundreds of millions of people watching worldwide, if Hollywood turned its creative firepower on real problems. Instead, viewers watched wall-to-wall Trump-bashing. They should have spent less time bashing Trump and more time making the sure presenters got the correct envelopes. If so, the Oscar gaffe of the century -- reading the wrong name for Best Picture -- might have been avoided. Also, during the "In Memoriam" portion of the night, they put up picture of a very much alive producer instead of the costume designer who died last October. The broadcast's ratings were the second-lowest in...
  • 2020: Oprah Winfrey vs. Donald Trump?

    03/02/2017 5:36:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Recent news has indicated that Oprah Winfrey might be considering running for President in 2020. In a conversation with David Rubenstein, she smiled when asked if she would “break the glass ceiling” by getting elected for President. The show was actually taped back in December, but aired this morning, which explains the press it has received. Following Oprah’s remarks, people have speculated as to whether or not prior government experience is needed to campaign for office, given the victory of President Donald Trump. The political world is not a foreign arena to Oprah: In 2008, she campaigned for Barack Obama;...
  • When Trump Is Presidential, His Critics Are Left Out in the Rain

    03/02/2017 7:56:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It was an altogether fitting, albeit pathetic, picture. Shortly before Donald Trump delivered the greatest speech of his life, a speech some pundits called historic in its own right, Rosie O'Donnell “addressed a rain-soaked crowd outside the White House . . . during the ‘Resistance Address,’ an event countering President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress later that evening. She criticized Trump on his foreign policy, stance towards race, and women's rights, while urging the 100 or so gathered to resist Trump (and the weather) through the night” (my emphasis).And so, as Trump spoke to tens of...
  • Disney puts ‘gay scene’ in Beauty and the Beast

    03/01/2017 2:11:09 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/1 | Alisha Rouse
    In Disney movies, princesses have always met their prince charming. But, in a change of convention, one character in the new Beauty and the Beast film is set to have the studio’s first ‘exclusively gay scene’. In the film, starring Emma Watson, manservant LeFou will explore his sexuality after developing feelings for macho leading man Gaston.