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  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Here’s one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • 'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts

    01/27/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Eriq Gardner
    On Jan. 22, Phillips lodged a bombshell petition with the California Labor Commissioner that asserts that Idol producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies have "manipulated" him into accepting jobs since he hit it big. In a filing that reveals some of Phillips' post-show tribulations, including being forced to perform for free for one of Idol sponsors and not even knowing the title of his last album before it was announced publicly, the singer is seeking to void his various agreements with 19, said by the star's lawyer to be "oppressive, fatally conflicted."
  • Former Hollywood exec: Cosby drugged and raped me

    01/26/2015 4:25:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2015 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former Hollywood executive Cindra Ladd, the wife of “Braveheart” producer Alan Ladd Jr., alleges that embattled comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969.
  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • Sarah Palin and American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Team Up for Charity Event

    01/24/2015 6:33:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 24, 2015 | Janine Rayford Rubenstein
    Sarah Palin (left) and Taya Kyle When it comes to supporting military families, Taya Kyle – widow of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who's portrayed by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper – is on the front lines. And former Alaskan governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin says she couldn't be prouder of Kyle's involvement. "Like most military families, Taya never stops giving of herself to support others," Palin, a friend of the former military officer, wrote in a Facebook post Friday. The two teamed up with the Sportsman Channel for a reception at the Vegas Shot Show in on...
  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 4:03:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/15
    ....On Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken satirist pondered whether Kyle was a “hero or not,” and revealed he’s decidedly anti-American Sniper. “Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous, and thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one was just, ‘American hero! He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’”
  • Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    01/23/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreadingHollywood foldingBobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can all agree that he’s had a bit of machine grooming (dermabrasion, Botox, fillers). While still age-appropriately weathered, at least his face doesn’t look like crater lake any more. So there’s that. And just trust me; it is...
  • Forecast: 'Sniper' to Easily Fight Off Weak Competition This Weekend

    01/23/2015 1:04:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Ray Subers
    Three new wide releases hit theaters this weekend, though none of them have the slightest chance of taking first place away from American Sniper. Among those new releases, The Boy Next Door seems to have the edge; the Jennifer Lopez thriller should wind up in second place with at least $15 million. Meanwhile, Mortdecai and Strange Magic will likely wind up below $10 million. American Sniper opened to a stunning $89.3 million last weekend, which ranks second all-time for an R-rated movie behind The Matrix Reloaded. It has also held well through the week—its $7.55 million Wednesday haul is very...
  • Seth Rogen Clears the Air, Again, About American Sniper Tweet

    01/22/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Josh Feldman
    In case you’re not up-to-date on the latest Thing To Be Outraged About, here’s a quick recap: Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted some things in relation to the movie American Sniper that people didn’t like. In Moore’s case, it was an observation about how cowardly snipers can be. In Rogen’s case, it was about how the film reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film in Inglourious Basterds. There was some outrage about it, and Rogen clarified on Twitter Monday that he wasn’t comparing the film about Chris Kyle to Nazi propaganda; the former just reminded him of the Basterds...
  • 'American Sniper': The Strategy Behind Warner Bros.' $107M Opening

    01/22/2015 3:27:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman can't count the number of times he has called Clint Eastwood over the years to relay opening-weekend box office. But never had he phoned with news like this: American Sniper was exploding. It was Saturday morning, Jan. 17, and Fellman informed the 84-year-old filmmaker, who lives in Carmel, Calif., and doesn't use email, that Sniper looked to cross $80 million over the four-day weekend. Fellman wasn't planning on calling Eastwood again until Monday — but by late Saturday, it became clear that the $60 million-budgeted Sniper was surging to a historic $107.2 million...
  • Ryskind Book Reveals Background of Hollywood 'Blacklist'

    01/22/2015 1:38:23 PM PST · by statestreet · 30 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | David Pietrusza
    The motion picture is often not only a lively art, but a political art, whether in the controversies surrounding "American Sniper" and "Selma" or stretching back to an 1898 recreation of the sinking of the battleship Maine — with prominent stops in between including, but hardly limited to, "The Birth of a Nation," "Gabriel Over the White House," Dr. Strangelove, "All The President’s Men," and "Frost/Nixon." The most defined and most spectacular incident regarding the film industry politics, however, involved Hollywood’s New-Deal-era infiltration by the Communist Party USA, a subsequent House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) probe, and the industry-wide blacklist...
  • Selma Snub Vs. Eastwood Eclipse -- Who's the Victim of Discrimination?

    01/22/2015 6:22:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Where's the Clint Eastwood Million Cowboy March on Hollywood? The case for bias against Eastwood is far stronger than that of the alleged "snub" of the movie "Selma." "American Sniper," a new film directed by Clint Eastwood, set box-office records for a film opening in January. Yet he was "shut out" of the director category. Was Clint Eastwood, a white, unabashed George W. Bush-supporting Republican, a victim of political discrimination? The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic received two Oscar nominations, one for "Best Picture." Cause for celebration? No, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "unexpectedly" overlooked the film's...
  • 'Django Unchained' Producer on 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: Did Voters Have "Racial Fatigue"? (Guest Column)

    01/21/2015 12:49:21 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Reginald Hudlin
    I hate whining. Ironically, when I was asked to write about the Oscar "whiteout," I was in a planning meeting for the NAACP Image Awards. For those who don't know, the NAACP created the Image Awards almost 50 years ago in response to the lack of recognition of black talent in front of and behind the camera in mainstream (white) awards shows. You'd think this show wouldn't be needed by now, but that's clearly not the case.
  • 'They didn't use any of my ideas': George Lucas says new Star Wars film is not how he envisioned it

    01/21/2015 12:57:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Shyam Dodge
    George Lucas had already been planning to make a seventh Star Wars film before he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney. When the auteur handed over his iconic franchise he also gave the studio his plotline for Star Wars: Episode 7. Disney, however, did not use any of the 70-year-old filmmakers ideas for the new installment.
  • Exclusive—Todd Palin: ‘Heartland’ Can See Through Lib Hollywood About Chris Kyle, ‘American Sniper’

    01/21/2015 5:35:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Todd Palin, husband of 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, tells Breitbart News that Chris Kyle was “an unbelievable man” who “fought for freedom in this country.” Kyle had appeared alongside Todd Palin on the reality TV show Stars Earn Stripes, where several celebrities competed in military training competitions to raise funds for charities that help American troops. Kyle also served as the personal bodyguard for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, at many points throughout her political career, including at the screening of Breitbart News Network Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon’s film about her political rise: “The Undefeated.”“Meeting...
  • Ted Cruz “Excellence” Award Raises Questions About Caucus’ Union Ties

    01/20/2015 7:27:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Robb
    The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ former ties to Hollywood’s unions are coming into question in light of its recent decision to stand by its award to ultra-conservative presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz. The decision to give the Texas Republican its American Spirit Award had polarized the caucus’ membership, with internal objections leading to an emergency meeting of the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors executive committee Monday, which upheld the decision to honor Cruz. The caucus traditionally hands out American Spirit Awards to a Republican and a Democrat (California Governor Jerry Brown appears to be the choice on...
  • How Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. “As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle,” conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns — and gun control — and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Sarah Palin: Hollywood Leftists "Not Fit To Shine Chris Kyle's Combat Boots"

    01/20/2015 4:15:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted Hollywood liberals for denigrating the late Chris Kyle after American Sniper shattered records at the box office over the weekend.
  • Michael Moore: I was taught that snipers were cowards

    01/19/2015 9:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Not all snipers, he’s quick to add. The ones shooting at our guys are pretty cool. I’m too lazy to sift through his archives on Iraq to see if he ever claimed “I support the troops but not their mission,” but if he did, it sounds like he’s past it now. Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse 2:40 PM - 18 Jan 2015 Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint But if you're on the roof of your home...
  • Ted Cruz to Be Honored by Hollywood Group Despite Objections

    01/19/2015 7:24:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 19, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will get an award from a Hollywood honor society despite objections from some of its liberal members, insiders said Monday. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors had seemingly settled on one of its American Spirit Awards going to Cruz until some members threatened to quit over the selection because they deemed him too partisan. Some members of the organization met Monday to discuss the situation and decided that Cruz would get the award, and the senator is expected to attend a ceremony in April and address the group. As is customary, the Caucus will also...
  • American Sniper: Everything Hollywood Hates

    01/19/2015 12:47:08 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The primary criticism of American Sniper ran in the New Republic, and it's what's feeding all the other criticism. The criticism in the New Republic is written by a guy named... What's his name? Dennis Jett. He admits he's not even seen it. He hasn't even seen it. The criticism of American Sniper is that Clint Eastwood has written and directed a movie that's celebrating a murderer -- a racist, bigoted murderer -- Chris Kyle who murders innocent Iraqi brown people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99k3u9ay1gs We in America, by going to see this movie, are celebrating barbarism. We are celebrating murder. We...
  • Why The Oprah Went to Selma

    01/19/2015 11:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we are at what many people think is the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday. And, no, it's got nothing to do with Martin Luther King Day. By the way, I may be engaged in one of the greatest career risks ever taken. I mean, given all this controversy out in Hollywood, showing up here on Martin Luther King Day could be seen as an act of disrespect. What I'll do is just fall back on the idea I had no idea, the staff didn't tell me again that this was a celebrated Monday holiday, and...
  • Black American Hopes 'Selma' Bombs at the Box Office

    01/19/2015 6:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    I must admit to experiencing schadenfreude (feeling pleasure from the misfortunes of others) upon learning that Oprah's movie Selma was snubbed by the Oscars, receiving only two nominations. As a black conservative Tea Party activist, I knew that the movie was simply another propaganda tool for the Democratic Party and America-hating leftists – a part of their ongoing hideous campaign promoting the lie that America sucks and blacks are still victims of an eternally racist country.  Sure enough, as I predicted, the usual suspects who produced Selma are being criticized for blatantly rewriting history. Using my 1970s heyday lingo,...
  • Why the Oscars’ Omission of ‘Selma’ Matters

    01/18/2015 5:17:26 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 118 replies
    New York Time ^ | January 18, 2015 | David Carr
    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and given the context, it is an interesting moment to ask whether it really matters that the Motion Picture academy failed to nominate the black director and the black lead actor of “Selma,” the King biopic, for Oscars. The Oakland Tribune went there and then some on Friday, topping its article about the awards with the headline, “And the Oscar for the best Caucasian goes to ...” While the snubs may sting and point toward a broader blindness, it’s still more important in the long run that a young female black director received...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Appearance Has Hollywood Group on Edge

    01/18/2015 8:48:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Some members of a Hollywood organization are questioning whether to honor Ted Cruz. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual "American Spirit Award." Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown. The Caucus, founded three decades ago by Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling and others, has set a meeting Monday to determine whether to stick with its plan to give a Spirit award to Cruz after some of its more liberal members objected to the selection, and some threatened to quit if the...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Targeted By Michael Moore; Says Shooters “Cowards”

    01/18/2015 7:30:44 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 109 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    ...While the controversy-generating doc director doesn’t like Sniper or snipers, he is a big supporter of fellow Best Picture nominee Selma..."
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a Killer?

    01/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | on January 18, 2015 @ 3:56 pm | Steve Pond
    But Academy members seem to be paying attention to the criticism that Eastwood and star/producer Bradley Cooper shouldn’t be celebrating a man who wrote that killing hundreds of Iraqis was “fun.” “He seems like he may be a sociopath,” one Academy member told TheWrap, adding he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around. Neither distributor Warner Bros. nor the filmmakers have responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, though the studio said they intended to make someone available. A piece in The Guardian by author Lindy West was an early critic of...
  • Don Harron dead at 90

    01/17/2015 9:09:07 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 8 replies
    cac.ca via yahoo.ca ^ | January 17, 2015 | CBC News
    Canadian entertainment icon died Saturday after a battle with cancer
  • Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update

    01/18/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    UPDATED: Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.
  • American Sniper breaks box office records

    01/18/2015 9:38:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “shocker” that a patriotic movie by one of the best directors working today, about an American hero who kills jihadists, is really, really popular. To me, that sounds like a formula for success, but Hollywood still thinks tender stories about gay males coming of age are what the public demands, along with cartoonish special effects-laden, nine-figure-budget mind candy.
  • Oprah Winfrey, ‘Selma’ filmmakers to march in Alabama town to mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    01/17/2015 7:50:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    The creative team behind the Oscar-nominated film will march in Selma on Monday, as an homage to the events depicted in the film.The filmmakers of “Selma" will celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by marching in his honor. The creative team behind the drama, which received an Oscar nod for best picture but was snubbed in other major categories, will march in Selma, Ala., on Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • American Sniper; A Powerful Movie Worth Seeing.

    01/17/2015 1:48:51 AM PST · by lee martell · 12 replies
    January 17 2014 | Lee Martell
    Considering that the movie American Sniper written about Chris Kyle, and directed by Clint Eastwood has been out since the last week of December, I may be late to the game expressing an opinion. I'll say it anyway, this is one of the best movies I've ever experienced. Notice I say, 'experienced, vs just 'seen', because the film becomes exactly that, something anticipated, tolerated, endured and later celebrated. Certain portions of the film resemble riding along with the police during their night shifts, or at least what most people expect these shifts to be like. I know very little about...
  • Classic Hollywood Film Outtakes

    01/16/2015 8:42:14 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/05/2010 | Youtube
    Bogie, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, George Brent, Merle Oberon, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart
  • ‘American Sniper’ Review: A Patriotic, Pro-War On Terror Masterpiece

    01/16/2015 2:20:51 PM PST · by mojito · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | John Nolte
    In director Clint Eastwood’s best films (“Gran Torino,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales”), the multiple Oscar-winner is able to make us feel both the righteousness of justified violence and the heavy emotional price paid by those committing it. “American Sniper,” which is undoubtedly Eastwood’s best picture since “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), and might just be his best since “Unforgiven” (1992), faithfully constructs and respectfully deconstructs “The Legend”: Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in the history of the U.S. Military. “American Sniper” opens during the worst days of Fallujah in Iraq. Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is the eye in...
  • Why American Sniper Is the Year’s First Must-See Film

    01/16/2015 3:04:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | John Hanlon
    War movies often focus on battles over personalities. In great films like Lone Survivor (2013) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), some of the battle sequences are so real and devastating that it’s easy to get lost in them and lose focus on the individual soldiers trying to survive. Those films often attempt to show viewers what it must be like to be in the midst of an intense and devastating battle. American Sniper, which only yesterday was nominated for six Academy Awards,is different. It’s more of a character study than a war film with the main character being a Texan...
  • Oscar Rage: NBC’s Sharpton Demands Emergency Race Meeting

    01/16/2015 9:48:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | January 16, 2015 | John Nolte
    NBC’s Al Sharpton, President Obama’s go-to man on race and the ring-leader behind the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown race hoaxes, is furious over the Oscar nominations and has called for an emergency meeting in Hollywood to extort money address the issue. “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” America’s top tax-cheat declared, ” I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.” Because Sharpton and Obama never fail to work in tandem, the President is hosting...
  • Al Sharpton Links ‘Appalling’ Lack of Oscar Diversity to Ferguson

    01/15/2015 6:58:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In response to the whitest Oscar nominations in 17 years, Al Sharpton has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in the nominations and calling for a meeting to address the lack of diversity in Hollywood. “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton said in a statement. “With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is...
  • HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Season-Premiere Low, ‘Togetherness’ Debuts Soft & ‘Looking’ Falls In Return

    01/15/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    There are similarities and some stark differences between the debut of the fourth season of HBO’s Girls on Sunday and the Season 3 launch last year. In the similarities category, series creator Lena Dunham was up for Golden Globes awards both this year and last year with no wins either time. In both cases, Girls debuted against the Golden Globes. In the difference category, last year saw the Season 3 of Girls premiering at 10 PM after the debut of the heavily promoted True Detective. That wasn’t the case this year and it showed – with Girls as well as...
  • The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars

    01/15/2015 7:10:19 AM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
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  • Meryl Streep, Margaret Cho offer lessons in stopping the PC outrage machine

    01/15/2015 7:50:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One of the things I will miss most about the late Joan Rivers is that she almost never apologized. She was literally unapologetic, not unapologetic in the way that Hollywood usually pats itself on the back for, when they’ve just posted another sharply worded admonition of Donald Rumsfeld on Huffington Post. By not apologizing, the octogenarian provacateur was free to go on provoking in our hypersensitive day and age. She defused imminent outrage explosions with one finger— the middle one. Despite her success, very few seemed to follow her example.This week, I was glad to see two Hollywood women,...
  • Clint Eastwood Turns American Sniper Into a Republican Platform Movie (barf)

    01/15/2015 9:05:34 AM PST · by walford · 44 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | David Edelstein
    Spouting off to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood looked as if he were slipping into doddering dementia, but he’s shrewder and more focused than ever in his Iraq War picture American Sniper. It’s a cracker­jack piece of filmmaking, a declaration that he’s not yet ready to be classified as an Old Master, that he can out-Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow. Morally, though, he has regressed from the heights of Letters From Iwo Jima (2006). In more ways than one, the Iraq occupation is seen through the sight of a high-powered rifle. The movie is scandalously blinkered....
  • Oscars: Acting Nominees All White

    01/15/2015 9:14:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 15, 2015 | Tatiana Siegel
    For only the second time in nearly two decades, the 20 Academy Awards acting nominations went to a group made up entirely of white actors and actresses.
  • Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry?

    01/15/2015 12:39:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    FiveThirtyEight.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Walt Hickey
    Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry? After an evening at Grassroots Tavern, some friends and I got into a heated argument about “Love Actually,” which I contend is a good movie. This eventually became a slightly less heated argument about which movies make people cry. The consensus was that everyone has at least one movie that gets them. The lone dissenter was my friend Alex Kaufman, who claimed he had never cried during a movie. After we listed approximately half the films on IMDb, he eventually recanted, saying that “Saving Private Ryan” had, at points, briefly broken his steely resolve....
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Meeting To Address 'Appalling' All-White Oscar Nominees

    01/15/2015 2:24:52 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/15/2015 | Colin Campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year's Oscar awards on Thursday. "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets," Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon. Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an "emergency meeting" next week to address the issue.
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Meeting To Address 'Appalling' All-White Oscar Nominees

    01/15/2015 4:00:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    BI ^ | 1-15-2015 | Colin campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year's Oscar awards on Thursday. "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets," Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon. Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an "emergency meeting" next week to address the issue. "I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards," he said.
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub

    01/15/2015 3:33:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/15 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie “Selma” received only one Oscars nomination. “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations. Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in “Selma,” a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues. David Oyelowo, who portrayed Rev. Martin...
  • Tom Hanks Reminisces on Community College: 'Getting A's' and 'Looking at Girls'

    01/14/2015 10:53:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    Tom Hanks is a big fan of the community college system. The Oscar winner graduated from high school in Oakland, California, in 1974 and with "lousy SAT scores" and no money for tuition, he enrolled at Chabot College nearby his home. In an op-ed in the New York Times published today, Hanks, 58, remembers those days where he went to a school that was basically "all free but for the effort and the cost of used textbooks." Then Hanks brings up President Obama's hope to "make two years of free community college accessible for up to nine million Americans." "I...
  • Joining Forces: Team-Obama, “Team-Plants” and Hollywood

    01/14/2015 8:36:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-14-2015 | MOTUS
    I’m pleased to report that I have arrived safely in Park City where all the Christmas trees are still festooned with zillions of lights and everything is covered with a foot of fresh snow. It’s still really early here so let me be brief: Lady M released a new Joining Forces video with Greg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs. They both look like they’re making a hostage tape. I don’t know about Greg, maybe it’s the itchy new beard (the white one) that’s causing it. With Lady M it’s undoubtedly due to her ongoing battle with  BRF (bitchy...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • Liam Neeson on Charlie Hebdo, gun control in US

    01/13/2015 7:44:39 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    gulfnews.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Marwa Hamad,
    “There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”