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  • 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Child Star Tommy Kelly dead at 90

    02/10/2016 5:04:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 10, 2016 | fox
    Tommy Kelly, who played the titular boy hero in the 1938 movie "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. He was 90. Kelly suffered congestive heart failure on Jan. 25 in Greensboro, N.C., his son announced Tuesday. Along with the adaptation of the Mark Twain novel for which he's best known, Kelly appeared in "Gone With the Wind," "He Walked By Night," and "The West Point Story" before retiring from Hollywood at age 25.
  • Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office

    03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted": "Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million...
  • Why the Biggest Star Wars Movie Ever Isn’t Enough to Boost Disney

    02/09/2016 4:42:01 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    time.com ^ | 2-9-2016 | Victor Luckerson
    Disney just posted the best quarterly earnings in the company's history. So why was its stock down more than 4% in after-hours trading? Four letters: ESPN. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant on Tuesday posted earnings of $1.63 per share, or $2.9 billion in total, for the quarter ending Jan. 2, beating analysts' expectations of $1.45 per share. The massive haul came in large part thanks to The Force Awakens, which has now grossed more than $2 billion globally, not to mention massive amounts of merchandising and licensing revenue. Disney's movie studio division made $1 billion in profit all by itself,...
  • One More Reason to Detest Quentin Tarantino

    02/07/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    MoonBattery ^ | February 6, 2016
    That guitar he had destroyed for his movie The Hateful Eight was made in 1870. It was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Tarantino left the clip in the movie because he liked the horrified reaction of Jennifer Jason Leigh, who realized at the time that it was not a replica but a priceless antique getting smashed. Everyone on the set was distraught except Tarantino, who reportedly smiled: The head of the museum was furious when he found out the guitar had been wrecked not in a random accident, but because Tarantino had failed to tell Kurt Russell about...
  • 13 Hours: My review, recommendation, and request

    02/07/2016 3:52:07 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 28 replies
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziMy Review, Recommendation, and Request This is my review and recommendation of the movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The movie has very course language and extreme violence. But it is true to life and not gratuitous. I normally would not see, let alone recommend an R Rated movie...but in this case every adult American should know what happened in Benghazi. These are our soldiers and fellow citizens, and these courageous soldiers on the ground, served us well. But the upper levels of government, particular in the State Department and the Executive...
  • Hollywood Gloats Over Trump's Second-Place Finish In Iowa

    02/02/2016 1:08:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Hollywood was falling all over itself to see who could come up with the best joke on Twitter when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump placed second behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa caucuses Monday night.
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Star Wars’ Record-Breaking Box Office Success Due to Racially Diverse Cast

    02/01/2016 2:30:47 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | feb 1 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Rev. Jesse Jackson partially credits the casting of black British actor John Boyega for the financial success of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in an op-ed piece about “Hollywood apartheid.” “For the second year in a row, no actor or actress of color has been nominated for an Academy Award. That is a shameful streak,” Jackson wrote in USA TODAY on Monday. “But the growing outcry over the whitewashing of the prestigious golden statue and the industry it celebrates is a sign of at least some progress.” Jackson wrote that minority performers are the future of the industry. “By midcentury,...
  • Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Swastika (libs in desperation mode now)

    01/30/2016 7:35:46 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Entertainment industry outlet TheWrap shared the Reddit user’s image of the star painted with a black, backwards swastika on Saturday; however, the the outlet reported the star showed no signs of damage upon further investigation. Trump has at times been portrayed as a “nazi” by members of the media since announcing his candidacy. Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have disparaged him as a racist over his pledge to enforce the country’s immigration laws. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, citing the “great hatred towards Americans by large...
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss at Ted Cruz event: seeking the old GOP

    01/30/2016 5:24:48 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 30, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    AMES, Iowa -- Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss - star of Jaws and Mr. Holland's Opus - was on hand, somewhat inexplicably. He quietly nabbed a reserved front-row seat as Cruz made his own entrance...
  • [SATIRE] DOJ to Investigate Oscars

    01/29/2016 7:52:59 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    The absence of blacks, gays, and transgenders from the ranks of those nominated for this year's Academy Awards has spurred outrage among cultural elites. Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they will boycott the awards ceremony. Homosexual actor Ian McKellen groused that "we mustn't let the attention given to racism completely overshadow the homophobia plaguing the film industry." US Attorney General Loretta Lynch labeled "the lack of nominations for legally protected groups is disturbing. The claim that nominees are democratically determined by secret ballot does not exempt the Academy from affirmative action laws. Racially disparate outcomes...
  • Obama addresses Oscar controversy

    01/27/2016 5:57:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Wednesday said movies will be better if they represent everyone's stories, for the first time weighing in on the lack of black nominees at the Oscars. "I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country," Obama said during a series of interviews with local news stations. "That's a strength. I think that when everyone's story is told then that makes for better art." "It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should...
  • Abe Vigoda, Sunken-Eyed Character Actor, Dead at 94

    01/26/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by massmike · 87 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 01/26/2016 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said. He liked to tell the story of how he won the role of Detective Fish. An exercise enthusiast, Vigoda had just returned from a...
  • Petition to Feminist/Actress Emma Watson to Live One Week in a Muslim Refugee Camp w/o Bodyguards

    01/25/2016 4:28:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Change.org ^ | January 2016 | Oscar Izard, Melbourne VIC
    Spend one week in a Calais migrant camp for feminism (without bodyguards) In order to show how safe current migration is to Europe, particularly regarding the cause of feminism (I reject wholeheartedly the notion that North African and Middle Eastern migrants are unsafe, and rapists), Emma Watson should spend a week's holiday in a Calais migrant camp, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro feminism these migrants are.
  • THE OSCARS BLACKOUT PROTEST

    01/25/2016 7:00:22 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/25/16 | Danusha V. Goska
    The Oscar Blackout protesters are peddling a neurotoxin to African Americans. "You are helpless", they insist. "Organized and all-powerful white supremacists control every detail of life. You can do nothing to create art. Your only hope is to note every moment when white people appear to have more than you. Rage against and envy that greater amount of something. The more angry and destructive the protest, the better. Think Ferguson, think Baltimore. Shame, mock, and vilify whites. Only then can the good things of life be yours." This message ruins lives.
  • Danny DeVito On Oscars Diversity Controversy: "We Are A Bunch Of Racists"

    01/24/2016 9:20:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    While on the scene at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, Danny DeVito took a moment to comment on the tinderbox subject diversity in the entertainment industry, and the actor-producer didn't mince words at all. Bluntly attributing the lack of diversity in Hollywood and subsequently in awards-recognized films to systemic racism, he said that "it's unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country."
  • "Black Lives Matter" - Except in Tinseltown

    01/21/2016 2:47:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    The Hollywood liberals who give Academy Awards to their friends got called out for their lack of diversity this week. It seems this year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences couldn't find a single actor of color worthy of an Oscar nomination for a lead or supporting role. Its 6,000-odd members went 0 for 20 in their search. For the second straight year. Have Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Djimon Hounsou, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah taken...
  • Ted Cruz's Former Roommate Calls Him an 'A**hole' in Epic Two-Day Twitter Rant

    01/21/2016 3:50:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin, who shared a dorm room with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during their freshman year at Princeton University, spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trashing the Texas senator on Twitter. The storm of tweets, which started Monday evening, seemed to be sparked my Mazin's influx of Twitter followers, which he attributes to people learning that he was Cruz's roommate for a short time. "I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT,"...
  • Lupita Nyong'o criticizes Academy Award voters for 'unconscious prejudice' as [tr]

    01/20/2016 11:55:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Lupita Nyong'o is the latest star to address the complete lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees for the Academy Award. The actress, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, wrote on Instagram; 'I am disappointed by the lack on inclusion in this year's Academy Award nominations. 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.'
  • Academy Members Defend Their Oscar Votes: "To Imply We Are Racists... (PeeCee snake bites them)

    01/20/2016 9:06:22 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/20/2016 | Scott Feinberg
    It has been a week of uncomfortable conversations in Hollywood. While many agree that the Academy's overwhelmingly white membership does play a role in the types of films and performances that get Oscar attention, some white members privately express resentment over accusations of racism in failing to nominate a single nonwhite actor or anoint Straight Outta Compton a best picture candidate. Penelope Ann Miller, best known for Carlito's Way and The Artist, is a member of the actors branch that could have nominated Creed's Michael B. Jordan, Concussion's Will Smith, The Hateful Eight's Samuel L. Jackson or Beasts of No...
  • Al Sharpton to organize Oscars TV boycott (schadenfreude alert)

    01/20/2016 6:10:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | David K. Li
    The Rev. Al Sharpton vowed Tuesday to organize a national "tune out" of the Oscars for its failure for the second year in a row to nominate a single black actor or director for an award. Sharpton's National Action Network said it plans to work with activists and advocacy groups in hopes that Americans "will turn off anything that does not represent the broad cultural and diverse contributions of American entertainment."
  • John Wayne’s Family Endorses Donald Trump

    01/19/2016 11:27:20 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 1/19/2016 12:50 PM ET | Tessa Berenson
    John Wayne’s Family Endorses Donald Trump Tessa Berenson @tcberenson 12:50 PM ET "This is very important to me because of John and his whole legacy" Standing in front of a horse saddle, a fake desert background and a statue of John Wayne, Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of Wayne’s family before reporters in Iowa Tuesday morning. After Wayne’s daughter Aissa introduced Trump, he quipped, “John Wayne would be very proud of you right now, I think. Maybe he would say, ‘What are you doing?'” “This is very important to me because of John and his whole legacy,” Trump said. “I...
  • Which John Wayne and WWII movie to introduce my kids to westerns and classic American films.

    01/19/2016 12:32:17 PM PST · by Sparticus · 141 replies
    So I was watching a movie with my kids (10 and 13) the other day and was thinking about how different the media is that they consume than from the stuff I was raised on. I would like to get them interested in older movies with positive messages. Which John Wayne and which WWII movies are your favorites and which would think would grab kids' attention? I'm thinking "The Cowboys" would be good, but what else would everyone suggest?
  • Jada Pinkett Smith Calls on Blacks to Separate from ‘Mainstream’ Culture Over White Oscars [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:54:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 18, 2016 | Kipp Jones
    After Jada Pinkett Smith suggested on Twitter that minorities should boycott the upcoming 88th Academy Awards over the ceremony’s lack of diversity, the actress and wife of Will Smith is now calling on the black community to separate itself from “mainstream” culture.
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars Ceremony, Blames Studios for Lack of Diversity

    01/18/2016 10:59:55 AM PST · by Cecily · 64 replies
    Charlotte Observer/Los Angeles Times ^ | January 18, 2016 | David Ng
    Spike Lee has said that he and his wife will not attend the Academy Awards ceremony next month, citing the lack of racial diversity among the nominees in all four acting categories for a second year in a row. The outspoken filmmaker of "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" was a recipient of an honorary Oscar in November, and he was expected to attend Hollywood's biggest night at the Dolby Theatre in February. On Monday, Lee asked on his Instagram account: "how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders in the acting category are all...
  • Sean Penn, PIORT (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 5:45:10 PM PST · by MV=PY · 19 replies
    Watching Sean Penn on 60 minutes. PIORT
  • CIA Spokesman Slams ‘13 Hours’ as ‘Distortion’ of Benghazi Events

    01/17/2016 7:23:06 AM PST · by G Larry · 100 replies
    Variety via Drudge ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ted Johnson
    A spokesman for the CIA is criticizing the Michael Bay movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" as a "distortion of the events and people who served in Benghazi that night." The spokesman, Ryan Trapani, was quoted in an exclusive Washington Post story, which also features an interview with the CIA chief in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a siege of the diplomatic compound and attack on the CIA annex. "No one will mistake this movie for a documentary," Tripani told the Post. "It's a distortion of the events...
  • 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...
  • Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts?

    01/17/2016 11:14:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts? Police claim their boycott is the reason the Tarantino film is performing so poorly Quentin Tarantino's 'hateful Eight' is tanking at the box office and police officers boycotting the newest flick are jumping to take credit. The film, which was released on Christmas day, has only grossed $49.2 million - and it may not even cover the $50 million cost of the production budget. The Weinstein Company is set to lose even more money since they spent $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion, according...
  • Oscar-Less Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Portray Russian President Vladimir Putin

    01/17/2016 2:37:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Vulture ^ | January 17, 2016 | Greg Cwik
    Leonardo DiCaprio, the man who ate raw bison liver for his art (despite the several looming fires raging around him with which he could have cooked the viscous organ), picks his projects very carefully. He has, in recent years, developed a particular affinity for portraying amoral men. Speaking with Germany's Welt am Sonntag, the Oscar-less actor said he would love to portray Vladimir Putin, the Russian president and sometimes shirtless model. "Putin would be very, very, very interesting," DiCaprio said. "I would love to play him." They unlikely pair met at a 2010 conference on the endangered Siberian tiger, when...
  • Victims versus Victims

    01/16/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Once again the Bizzaro world, perpetual grievance rantings of the Left's collective inner child doesn't disappoint. Breaking news: The Oscars are racist. Riiiiiiiiight, said the prophet Nipsy Russell. Because if the Oscars are racist, then I'm starring in the sequel to Brokeback Mountain. Yet there it is, and for the second year of race-based fist-shaking in a row. USA Today catalogued the most recent cinematic holocaust thusly: "Once again, the Oscar nominations are marked by a glaring lack of diversity. All 20 slots in the four major acting categories went to white actors when the nominations were announced in Hollywood...
  • Oscar-Winning "Revenant" Director "Pities" Donald Trump: "So Rich,So Bitter"

    01/15/2016 2:23:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu says he feels sorry for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump—because Trump’s strong stance on illegal immigration stems “from ignorance.”
  • Actor Dan Haggerty Has Died at 74

    01/15/2016 10:04:00 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/15/16 | JONAH LUSTIG
    Dan Haggerty, who fans know as Grizzly Adams, died early Friday morning at the age of 74 from cancer, ABC News has confirmed with the actor's manager Terry Bomar. Haggerty starred as Grizzly Adams in the 1974 film "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" and the subsequent TV series of the same name, which ran from 1977 to 1978.
  • Police: We’re why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is bombing at box office

    01/15/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Richard Johnson
    Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is a box-office disaster, and the police officers who boycotted the movie are taking credit for its disappointing ticket sales. The violent Western was released on Christmas Day and has grossed $42.9 million so far. At this rate, it’s set to barely pass its production budget of $50 million — meaning big losses for the Weinstein Co., which spent another $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion. Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, the first union official to call for a boycott of the film, said, “With nearly 1 million law enforcement...
  • Another All-White Oscars? This Is Bull****. [Edited for language]

    01/14/2016 11:51:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kevin Fallon
    Last year to open the Academy Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris joked, "Welcome to the 87th Oscars. Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest." Then, after a beat: "Sorry…brightest." It was a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of one of the biggest scandals to plague the Oscars in more than a decade: every single acting nominee was white. Worse, in a year when Selma, a film about Martin Luther King Jr., was the best reviewed film of the year—but shut out in every race but Best Picture. This year the joke is no longer funny.
  • Actor Alan Rickman dies aged 69

    01/14/2016 4:51:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 132 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/14/2016 | Staff
    Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69. The star was suffering from cancer, his family said. His agent confirmed the news to BBC News. He was known by film fans for roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
  • Anyone see "The Big Short" Yet- Comments?

    01/13/2016 3:59:12 PM PST · by randita · 21 replies
    1/13/16 | Vanity
    We just saw The Big Short. It was an interesting and entertaining movie. The language was pretty coarse, but I've no doubt that's the way those high rollers converse. It was s serious subject, but there were many humorous exchanges. Most of the bad guys were hit pretty hard blame wise (banks, lenders, rating agencies), but there was no mention of the role of government policy over many years (Community Reinvestment Act and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) in leading to the subprime mortgage crisis. Surprisingly, Bush wasn't blamed! I did take issue with the observation at the end that minorities and...
  • The 10 Best Movies of 2015

    01/12/2016 12:50:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | John Hanlon
    With the Golden Globe awards airing last Sunday and the Oscar nominations coming out later this week, I recently took a look at the films of the past year and come up with my annual list of the ten best movies of the year.Overall, 2015 was a great year at the movies with a lot of great films arriving (including big budget fare like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World). There were plenty of box office failures as well (including financial flops like Fantastic Four and cinematic duds like Fifty Shades of Grey) but overall, the local cineplex...
  • 'I couldn't stop crying': Cuba Gooding Jr tells how he broke down while playing OJ Simpson - because

    01/11/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 89 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 1/7/2016 | Alexandra Genova
    It's the story that gripped nineties America and forged a racial divide across the nation.But it was also about the tragic deaths of two people: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.The trial of O.J Simpson, now televised as part of a dramatic new series called American Crime Story, is a complex tale - and Cuba Gooding Jr, who plays O.J, reveals the intense sense of loss he experienced while filming it.Gooding, 48, told The Hollywood Reporter: 'There was one day after filming that I went to my trailer and I couldn't stop crying because I realised I never [even considered...
  • This is the bluster of a phony: Donald Trump represents rage and rudeness, not populism (barf-alert)

    01/10/2016 4:53:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 64 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    For a moment, earlier this year, Donald Trump was being taken seriously for his supposed straight talk, the idea being that he said what others were thinking but were held back from saying because of political correctness or some such thing. (SNIP) “The Donald” is theatrical on some (boorish) level, intentionally going without a Hollywood hairstylist or a politician’s conventional coiffure. Remember the felonious Rep. James Traficant of Ohio and his noteworthy hairstyle? It worked for him, too. He got noticed. (SNIP) Trump is a caricature of a populist, come to life, who exists before the television camera and for...
  • Chris Rock Makes Dumbass, Racist, “Equal Pay” Comment. Misses Huge Irony…

    01/03/2016 2:00:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 1/2/16 | Steve Crowder
    Chris Rock is a favorite of ours at LwC (see Dear Racist Chris Rock: White Kids Get Shot Too.. More, Actually and Dear Chris Rock: You Racist, Ignorant A...), as is Jennifer Lawrence (see Jennifer Lawrence Angers Feminists on 'Equal Pay' : 'I Blame Myself..' and #SJW Feminists OUTRAGED Over How Much Jennifer Lawrence Makes..), so when we heard the two names together.. Oh, no. They aren't making a movie together. Chris Rock was just claiming that if J-Law were black, then she would really have some unequally pay to complain about. Rock, who spread the word about Jones to...
  • Glee Star's Computer Contained Child Pornography

    01/02/2016 4:52:51 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 31, 2015 | Anon
    The Glee actor, who was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of child pornography, had his laptop, desktop computer, cell phone and tablets seized by the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. T.
  • Michael Bay movie to premiere at AT&T Stadium

    01/01/2016 12:15:23 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 22 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | December 23, 2015 | Cary Darling
    You may have heard of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the new film from blow-'em-up-real-good director Michael Bay of Armageddon and Transformers fame. ... ... ... It's going to make its debut at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as part of a promotional push, Paramount Studios confirmed Wednesday. 13 Hours... revolves around the six-man security team that defended the American diplomatic compound at Benghazi, Libya, during an attack by terrorists in 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. ... ... ... Tickets are free through ticketmaster.com and thirteenhoursmovie.com as long as supplies last....
  • George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

    12/30/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 95 replies
    In an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas spoke about everything from his and Disney’s branching vision to the deal itself. Lucas, who has always been protective of his series and even refers to them as his “kids,” hasn’t been looking back well on the deal with Disney (via Collider). “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,”
  • Samuel L. Jackson on San Bernardino Shooters: Disappointed It Wasn't 'Crazy White Dude'

    12/28/2015 12:00:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rush Limbaugh has stated several times that the assassination of John F. Kennedy ushered in the era of modern liberalism. Liberals back then just couldn't handle the fact that the assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, a communist who lived for awhile in the Soviet Union. So they attempted to blame Americaand the "rightwing" for Kennedy's assassination.In the current update of that attitude, liberals hate to see radical Muslims blamed for acts of terrorism. The prefer and wish for such acts to have been committed by somebody they can associate with conservatives. The latest example of this is Samuel L.Jackson who...
  • The Souls behind the Christmas Classics

    12/24/2015 2:27:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Mary Claire Kendall
    Every year as we celebrate the birth of Christ, one time-honored tradition is that of sitting in the warmth of our homes and enjoying classic Hollywood films with friends and family, if not alone, as we savor the days of Christmas. These cinematic treasures help us appreciate the momentous reality of Christ becoming man because they exemplify, in many respects, the goodness and virtue he embodied, and which a Christian—"a bearer of Christ"—is called to live. Often this happens through characters such as George Bailey and Ebenezer Scrooge, in, respectively, It's a Wonderful Life (1945) and A Christmas Carol, produced...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens--The Dark Side Review (Spoilers)

    12/22/2015 2:57:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jonathan Last
    This review deals largely in spoilers concerning The Force Awakens. Normally, I don't think spoilers actually spoil much, but for this case the viewing experience is greatly enhanced by coming to the movie cold. So I'd suggest you really not read this until after you've seen it. Unless you're not going to see it and are just curious. In which case, go ahead and read. You filthy commie.
  • Harrison Ford's 'Star Wars 7' Salary Was Just Announced — And It's Out of This Galaxy

    12/22/2015 6:52:50 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 70 replies
    Mic ^ | 12-21-2015 | Claire Lampen
    Star Wars veteran Harrison Ford pulled in an astronomical paycheck for his reprisal role in The Force Awakens, which opened globally Friday. Fortune reported that Ford stands to make more than $34 million for his return as Han Solo. Disney reportedly wanted him back so badly that they offered him a base salary of nearly $25 million, plus 0.5% of the film's gross profit, according to the Guardian. "Harrison is the key to making this movie work," an unnamed source from Disney said, according to the Guardian. "He's the link between the old generation and the new. Mark Hamill and...
  • Ricky Gervais Hosting the 2016 Golden Globes: His 19 Most Controversial Jokes About Hollywood

    12/22/2015 12:21:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    E! Online ^ | October 26, 2015 | Jenna Mullins
    Clutch those pearls and put that hand over that censor button. Ricky Gervais is back to host the Golden Globes! He insisted in 2011 that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wouldn't ask him back to host the annual award show that honors both TV and film, but lo and behold! He's back for not a second or third time, but a fourth time! Hollywood better gird its loins, because as you probably remember, the Emmy-winning funny man did not hold back at all when faced with a room full of the celeb elite during previous Golden Globes. Jodie Foster, Johnny...