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  • Hollywood producer to Maxine Waters: Time for you to go

    07/21/2017 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Fact check: Absolutely true, at least to many people outside of California’s 43rd Congressional district. Maxine Waters has been in the House for twenty-six years as one of its most extreme progressives, and has spent much of the past year agitating for Donald Trump’s impeachment. On the other hand, the 78-year-old Waters has gotten a surprising amount of buzz on the Left as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, at least according to The Hill: Waters is emerging as the president’s harshest congressional critic, enraging Trump’s conservative supporters and electrifying the Democrats’ liberal base, some of whom are pushing –– only...
  • Lack of Women and Lead Actors of Color in Historical Flick on Battle of Dunkirk

    07/21/2017 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21,2017 | Jim Hoft
    The much-anticipated movie Dunkirk opens this weekend in theaters. USA Today contributor and Social Justice Warrior Brian Truitt blasted the movie this week for not including women and actors of color in the Dunkirk battle story! Thats how insane the left has become! The Daily Wire reported: USA Todays Brian Truitt describes himself as a shameless geek, but oddly enough omits the fact that he is also just as shamelessly ignorant when it comes to the signaling of his own CorrectThink virtue. In his review of Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolans big-budget look (opening this weekend) at an actual historical...
  • Former 'Silicon Valley' Actor Claims Trump Resistance Caused Him to Leave Show

    07/20/2017 4:46:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 20, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It wasn't all acting. The incredibly loud-mouthed, obnoxious character of Erlich Bachman on HBO's comedy hit, Silicon Valley,seems to be matched in these characteristics by the actor who portrayed him, T.J. Miller. Miller last made the news in a big way when he was arrested last December for hitting his Uber driver for the high crime of not sharing his Trump Derangement Syndrome.The latest news about Miller is the announcement that he has left Silicon Valleyfor good. Miller actually claimed in a July 20 interview with Claire Fallon of the HuffPost (formerly Huffington Post) that President Donald Trump caused him...
  • Why the (true) history of 'Dunkirk' matters

    07/20/2017 6:29:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 19 July 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Never has so much ignorance been rendered on such a great feat by so few. Such is the historical record of reviewers of the new movie, "Dunkirk." First, a brief historical primer. Dunkirk was the site of the British Army's evacuation from northern France in May-June 1940. The evacuation was made necessary after the British Army in France, deployed as the British Expeditionary Force, was encircled by a rapidly advancing German army. Thanks to the immense courage of rearguard forces, RAF pilots, and British civilians (who lent their boats to the effort), 200,000 British soldiers and 140,000 French, Belgian and...
  • Why the (true) history of 'Dunkirk' matters

    07/20/2017 6:51:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Never has so much ignorance been rendered on such a great feat by so few. Such is the historical record of reviewers of the new movie, "Dunkirk." First, a brief historical primer. Dunkirk was the site of the British Army's evacuation from northern France in May-June 1940. The evacuation was made necessary after the British Army in France, deployed as the British Expeditionary Force, was encircled by a rapidly advancing German army. Thanks to the immense courage of rearguard forces, RAF pilots, and British civilians (who lent their boats to the effort), 200,000 British soldiers and 140,000 French, Belgian and...
  • Dunkirk review in USA Today warns no lead actors of color in WWII-inspired film

    07/19/2017 11:59:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 182 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    A USA Today review of Dunkirk is under increased scrutiny from industry peers for warning viewers that it lacks women and minorities. Social media ridicule followed the publishing of writer Brian Truitts reaction to director Christopher Nolans latest film, a World War II tale about Allied soldiers attempting to survive while pinned down by German adversaries. The columnist gave the film a glowing review while saying its lack of diversity may rub some the wrong way.
  • How Elisabeth Moss Became an Accidental Activist When 'Handmaid's Tale' Took on Trump

    07/19/2017 6:38:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2017 | Lacey Rose
    With her Hulu breakout scoring 13 Emmy noms, including best actress, television's reigning (and surprisingly foul-mouthed) star opens up about Season 2 and her political awakening: "I'm a staunch believer in women's rights. I don't really give a s about anybody who isn't." The morning of July 13 started like any other, with Elisabeth Moss trying to eke out a little more time in bed. She is not, by all accounts, an early riser, and this sticky Thursday was no different, save for the locale, South Florida, where she was enjoying a rare few days off. Then came the midday...
  • GAME OF THRONES Series Creators Are Developing a Civil War HBO Series Called CONFEDERATE

    07/19/2017 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 58 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joey Paur
    The guys behind HBO's Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have a new project in the works called Confederate. The Civil War project is set up at HBO and they will start work on it as soon as they are done with Game of Thrones. Here's the description of the series: Confederate chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The...
  • Tony Kushner to Depict Borderline Psychotic Donald Trump in New Play

    07/19/2017 12:14:24 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 19, 2017 @ 8:49 AM | Carli Velocci
    Tony Kushner, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter best known for the AIDS-era epic Angels in America, is writing a new play about Donald Trump. It feels very soon, Kushner told The Daily Beast in an interview posted Wednesday, adding that he began work on the project before the 45th president took the Oval Office. Hes the kind of person, as a writer, I tend to avoid as I think he is borderline psychotic, said Kushner, who earned Oscar nominations for his fact-based screenplays for Steven Spielbergs Munich and Lincoln.
  • David Letterman's Crazy Old Coot Phase

    07/18/2017 1:57:55 PM PDT · by Garden Island · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | Kyle Smith
    His unhinged rants are nowhere near funny and usually dont even make sense.
  • Felicity Jones Set As SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In On The Basis Of Sex

    07/18/2017 1:41:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 18, 2017 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    EXCLUSIVE: Felicity Jones will star as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis Of Sex, with Mimi Leder set to direct for Focus Features and Participant Media. The film will shoot in Montreal in September. The drama follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career. Daniel Stiepleman wrote the script, which made the 2014 Black List. Robert W. Cort is producing with Ram Bergman exec producing. Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton, becoming only the second female justice (after...
  • George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

    07/16/2017 3:09:09 PM PDT · by Borges · 51 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/16/2017 | Tre'vell Anderson
    Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead franchise, has died at 77, his family said. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, according to a statement to The Times provided by his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald. Romero died while listening to the score of one his favorite films, 1952s The Quiet Man, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side, the family said. Romero jump-started the zombie genre as the co-writer (with...
  • 2 People Arrested After Trump Supporters, Opponents Hold Competing Rallies in Hollywood

    07/15/2017 9:24:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    L A Times ^ | 07/15/2017 | Ruben Vives and Christine Mai-DucContact Reporters
    The arrests stemmed from a scuffle among competing demonstrators outside the busy Hollywood and Highland shopping complex, police said. An anti-Trump protester who received a minor laceration during the skirmish was given medical aid from a rival demonstrator. Despite a lot of shouting and name calling, the demonstrations remained mostly peaceful and without incident. ... The anti-Trump protest, one of several taking place around the country Saturday, is being organized by RefuseFascism. Dozens of people were expected to participate in the rally, according to organizers. The Trump/Pence Regime daily escalates its fascist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, on healthcare and...
  • Trump bashing boosts Saturday Night Live Emmy nods

    07/14/2017 10:00:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    My News LA ^ | July 13, 2017 | DEBBIE L. SKLAR
    NBCs variety series Saturday Night Live, re- invigorated with its lampooning of President Donald Trump, and HBOs Westworld scored a leading 22 nominations Thursday for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. NBCs This is Us broke an extended drought among broadcast networks by earning a nomination in the outstanding drama series category. Its the first time a broadcast network program has been nominated in the category since CBS The Good Wife in 2011. Also nominated for outstanding drama series were AMCs Better Call Saul, Netflixs The Crown, Hulus The Handmaids Tale, Netflixs House of Cards, Netflixs Stranger Things and Westworld....
  • The Netflix Revolution

    07/13/2017 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | July 13, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    While the nation's political elites obsess over daily controversies of official Washington, a far more significant development is taking place on television screens across America. After years of steady growth, the number of subscribers to streaming video services like Netflix has topped the number of cable subscribers. ComScore reports that 51 million households now receive their television programming through what the industry calls Over-The-Top television. They watch an average of 49 hours of streaming content per month. About a third of these households have dropped cable and satellite programming completely. Looking ahead, the streaming services are expected to continue growing...
  • George Lopez Says If Trump Wants Safer Streets, Deport The Police

    07/11/2017 9:19:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post Latino Voices ^ | July 10, 2017 | Doha Madani
    George Lopez has taken a shot at President Donald Trumps immigration policies. The comedian posted a message to his Instagram on Saturday that was specifically aimed at the presidents administration. Lopez made it clear he didnt support Trumps handling of immigration, which led to a 38 percent increase in deportation arrests in the presidents first 100 days. In that time, the arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal histories doubled. The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer ... you wanna make the streets safer, deport the police! Lopezs photo said.....
  • Sequels, Reboots And Remakes Are Bombing In 2017 Is 'Franchise Fatigue' A Reality Or A Buzzphrase?

    07/09/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Movie Pilot ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ricky Derisz
    Each month brings a fresh headline containing Hollywood's favourite new buzzphrase, "franchise fatigue." As big-budget sequels from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight stutter to a halt, the consensus reached by news coverage suggests a collective, audible yawn from audiences, as they grow weary and tired of recycled and repackaged films. But is franchise fatigue really a pressing issue for movie studios to address, or is it nothing more than a buzzphrase, a product of anti-franchise bias? The full story of #boxoffice trends is complex and impossible to define in two words alone (lucky for you, this article has...

    07/08/2017 5:31:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 99 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7-8-17 | TMZ
    Shia LaBeouf has been arrested in Georgia for being wasted and losing control of himself ... TMZ has learned. Shia was taken into custody at 4 A.M. Saturday morning. He was booked for disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness. At the time of this post Shia is still in custody. The actor has been down this road before ... Shia was arrested in 2014 outside a New York City cabaret for "drunken behavior." He was arrested in West Hollywood in 2008 for drunk driving.
  • Marvel Abandons Fan Base: Un-American Captain America on 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant

    05/30/2017 7:33:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they cant stand. Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvels superhero movies. People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame, Evans said in a recent interview with Esquire magazine. They...
  • George Clooney Admits Trumps America Is Safer Than the UK

    07/07/2017 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Clooney Now, wait. Were not going into Entertainment Tonight. George Clooney has decided to leave London. Hes gonna pack up his wife, Amal Clooney, and their two kids and theyre gonna move back to LA. I dont know how many of you knew that they even moved to London, but thats where her gig is. Shes a worldwide human rights, civil rights lawyer. So So Clooney moved over there no surprise and now he wants to leave. Its not that he wants to come back here. (interruption) Its that he wants to leave there. Thats the...