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  • Four Blood Moons: Michael Savage Interviews Pastor John Hagee

    03/16/2015 7:29:44 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 80 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/16/15 | Michael Savage
    Four Blood Moons: Michael Savage Interviews Pastor John Hagee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfuUBKWRo_c
  • “Tonight and Every Night,” “Murder, My Sweet” (Movie Reviews-3/9/45)

    03/09/2015 4:12:49 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/9/45 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P., Olin Downes
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  • “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (Movie Review-3/2/45)

    03/02/2015 4:14:51 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/2/45 | Bosley Crowther, Sam Zolotow, N.S.
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  • “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Bring On the Girls,” “Musiciens du Ciel” (Movie Reviews-3/1/45)

    03/01/2015 4:38:34 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/1/45 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P., A.W.
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  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    youtube.com ^ | unknown | TV CH 9 (AUS)
    This Oz sheila newsanchor / movie-critic gives her right devastating review of the movie.
  • Christians Concerned as Focus on the Family Watches, Reviews Porn Film ’50 Shades of Grey

    02/17/2015 6:45:20 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 50 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/14/15 | Heather Clark
    Christians across the country are expressing concern as Focus on the Family’s “Plugged In” movie staff has released its review of the pornographic film “Fifty Shades of Grey”—especially that a critic at the professing Christian ministry watched the porn just to tell other Christians that they shouldn’t watch it. Plugged In said that it received an email from a follower who asked them not to review the film, and thus penned an blog post about the matter to explain its decision to watch and critique the material. “Fifty Shades of Grey is, without question, one of the most ‘popular’ elements...
  • "Old Fashioned" (Review from Focused on the Family's Plugged In)

    02/17/2015 12:01:59 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 12 replies
    PluggedIn.com ^ | 2/15 | Adam R. Holz
    Amber Hewson has a curious way of deciding where she's going to live next: looking at the gas gauge in her car. Every so often, when she's feeling fidgety, she'll just pack up her stuff, hit the open road and drive until the needle points at empty. That tells her when to coast into whatever anonymous burgh she's near and start the next chapter of her life. It's a pattern that's already propelled her across 14 states. [My note: See also: Another PluggedIn review, of "50 Shades of Grey," as well as a thread here dealing with the controversy over...
  • Russell Wilson: '50 Shades of Grey' a 'great movie'; fan backlash ensues

    02/14/2015 11:02:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Breech
    Russell Wilson has had a solid career so far as an NFL quarterback but his career as a movie critic has gotten off to a rocky start. The Seahawks quarterback went to see 50 Shades of Grey on Thursday night and by Friday morning, his review of the movie was in.
  • ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ REVIEW: YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, FEMINISTS

    02/13/2015 9:20:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 13, 2015 | John Nolte
    Sitting through “Fifty Shades” was an ugly, disturbing and emotionally draining experience. It wasn’t the tiresome unsexy sex scenes (she’s always naked, he never is — where’s your feminist god now?) or the oppressively barren cinematography. What curdled my soul was being locked for two hours in a world that attempted to tell me that what I was seeing might be okay. That……liberation comes from male dominance…feminism comes from submission to a man.…being stalked is romantic.…wanting to “fix” the man who wants to abuse you is romance.…emotional manipulation can lead to love.…physical abuse is making love. [...] Christian Grey is...
  • A Man's View of 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/14/2015 4:17:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Last week I was at a dinner with about 20 people and I happened to be surrounded by 7 women. One of them mentioned 50 Shades of Grey and as it turned out, every last one of them had read the book (Incidentally, two said it is "disgusting" and the other five like it). It might surprise you that so many women have read the book – well, until you find out that 100 million copies have been sold. When you consider that you can supposedly hit the New York Times Best Seller List with a few hundred copies moved...
  • ‘50 Shades of Grey:’ As Terrible As You Expected

    02/14/2015 6:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Hanlon
    The film 50 Shades of Grey is likely to be financially successful no matter what. The film—which is likely the first part of a new franchise—is an adaptation of the unbelievably popular E.L. James novel. Few would’ve guessed a few short years ago that there was a huge untapped market for this type of story, which originated as Twilight fan fiction. But there undeniably was a big market for this. Millions and millions and millions of copies were sold. The book became a massive bestseller and the new cinematic adaptation of it will likely dominate—pardon the pun—the box office this...
  • Mrs Miniver: The film that Goebbels feared

    02/11/2015 12:52:34 PM PST · by Borges · 39 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/9/2015 | Fiona Macdonald
    Winston Churchill credited Mrs Miniver with increasing American support for the war effort. A new programme finds out how the domestic drama changed history. “We will come. We will bomb your cities.” So bristles a character in the film Mrs Miniver. A German pilot who had been shot down in the chocolate box English village of Belham, he momentarily brings the horrors of World War II to what is largely a domestic drama. The movie – released in June 1942, going on to win the best picture Oscar the following year – is credited with consolidating American support for the...
  • “The Princess and the Pirate” (Movie Review-2/10/45)

    02/10/2015 4:16:38 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/10/45 | Bosley Crowther, Olin Downes
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  • The Birth of a Nation: The most racist movie ever made?

    02/08/2015 8:25:02 AM PST · by Borges · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/8/2015 | Tom Brook
    D.W. Griffith’s film was released on 8 February 1915. One hundred years after it was made The Birth of a Nation still has the power to both enthrall and appall. The film is as confounding as ever, both brilliant and repugnant. Groundbreaking in its use of innovative cinematic techniques, it remains tainted by its brazen racism. The Birth of a Nation was the creation of DW Griffith, who had tried his hand as an actor and playwright but whose real genius lay in film-making. Nothing on its scale had even been attempted before. It was the epic story of the...
  • ''The Drop Box': Heart-Wrenching Film About a South Korean Pastor Who Saves Abandoned Babies

    02/08/2015 8:23:47 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 2/2/15 | Leah Marieann Klett
    The heart-wrenching yet inspiring story of Jong-rak Lee, a pastor who has made his life's mission to save abandoned babies left on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, is coming to theaters on March 3rd by way of a Focus on the Family documentary titled The Drop Box. Since 2009, Pastor Lee has taken society's most vulnerable members--unwanted babies--into his home through a "Drop Box," where the infants could be dropped off rather than left on the streets to die. The Drop Box is equipped with lights and a heater and reads in Korean, "Please don't throw away unwanted or...
  • “The Three Caballeros” (Movie Review-2/5/45)

    02/05/2015 4:21:55 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/5/45 | Bosley Crowther
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  • “Objective, Burma” (Movie Review-1/27/45)

    01/27/2015 4:16:29 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/27/45 | T.M.P.
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  • “A Song to Remember,” “The Woman in the Window,” “The Thin Man Goes Home” (Movie Reviews-1/26/45)

    01/26/2015 4:49:14 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/26/45 | T.M.P., A.W.
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  • American Sniper

    01/25/2015 2:10:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 74 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Obie Usategui
    God bless Chris Kyle for everything he did for us, and God dam you, Michael Moore, for all you stand for Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who has already seen the blockbuster and one of the all-time box-office record holders, American Sniper – Clint Eastwoods’ film adaptation of the life of Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle, released on December 2014. Kyle, is considered to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, while accumulating 160 confirmed kills, out of 255 probably kills. As a matter of record, I would also like to commend Eastwoods’ proactive choice of...
  • What 'American Sniper' Got Right and Wrong, According to SEAL Who Helped Train Chris Kyle

    01/23/2015 9:10:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lee Ferran
    When Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor who helped train Chris Kyle, first watched "American Sniper," he was disappointed in the movie about his former student and friend. "I had high expectations and I have to say, when I first watched the movie, I felt really let down, for a number of reasons," Webb told ABC News Thursday. "It's hard to capture someone's life in two hours, and I get that, but I felt the film could have been, should have been, a military epic on the scale of a 'Saving Private Ryan.'" But Webb said when he...
  • '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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Republic Writer Admits To Not Seeing American Sniper, Writes About It Anyway

    01/19/2015 4:21:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The left-wing criticism of American Sniper was to be expected. Frankly, it’s not worth responding to the vast majority of these criticisms. Yet, if you have a piece from a left-leaning publication, like the New Republic, where the author admits to not even seeing the film, and then ends it with an analysis about the Iraq War; mockery is justified, albeit for a brief time. Recently, Dennis Jett wrote a piece about American Sniper for the Republic. There’s just one problem; He didn’t see the movie: I have not seen American Sniper. But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film,...
  • American Sniper: A Contrarian View

    01/18/2015 8:18:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 83 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    By now, the story of Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle is familiar. He holds the record for the most confirmed kills, he wrote a book which led to a movie, and he was killed on a shooting range by a PTSD ex-Marine. There is also the troubling business regarding comments he made about Jesse Ventura. No doubt, he was a skillful killer. By all accounts, he displayed little emotion—possibly facilitated by the extreme distance from his targets. OK. Skillful killer, shows little emotion, and kills only the bad guys. But for the fact that these deaths are sanctioned by the...
  • American Sniper: best war movie of all time? I think so.....

    01/18/2015 10:37:10 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 68 replies
    self | jan 18 2015 | beebuster2000
    and i don't say that lightly. Patton, Gettysburgh, Das Boot, Run Silent Run Deep, Fury, and on and on. But Sniper is absolutely riveting in its portrayal of combat and the people in combat, i can't say more, except that when the movie ended in a packed theatre, a few people, me included, were drying eyes, but the theatre was absolutely silent and stayed that way. no one moved for a while then the whole theatre silently filed out.
  • 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...
  • ‘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...
  • 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....
  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham

    01/02/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Grant Wacker
    ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham The movie and the book about Louis Zamperini’s life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. By Grant Wacker Jan. 1, 2015 Newspaper headlines agreed. Billy Graham —“heaven’s super salesman,” “the Lord’s top salesman”—knew how to close the deal. If he just read from a telephone book, one associate quipped, people would stand up and commit their lives to Christ. Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97, was a case in point. The Olympic distance runner and World War II hero is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand ’s acclaimed 2010 biography, “Unbroken,”...
  • ‘UNBROKEN’ REVIEW: IMPERFECT BUT DEEPLY MOVING, DEVOUTLY CHRISTIAN WWII DRAMA

    12/31/2014 5:55:40 AM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    First things first: the reviews and social media claims arguing that director Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” somehow short shrifts the Christian faith or the Christianity of its subject are not just untrue, they are preposterous. This cinematic adaptation of the true story of Olympian and WWII Veteran Louis Zamperini has its flaws, but respect and reverence for the Zamperini’s Christian faith is not one of them. Quite the opposite. [...] “Unbroken” is the second devoutly Christian WWII film to enjoy a wide studio release in 2014. The first was “Fury,” an even better movie  starring Brad Pitt — Jolie’s husband.  “Fury” and...
  • “The Keys of the Kingdom,” “Experiment Perilous” (Movie Reviews-12/30/44)

    12/30/2014 4:12:19 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/30/44 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P.
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  • 'American Sniper' review: Clint Eastwood shows off his best directing chops

    12/24/2014 10:50:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2014 | Justin Craig
    Clint Eastwood returns to form with “American Sniper,” his best directorial effort since his one-two shot hits “Mystic River” (2003) and “Million Dollar Baby.” (2004) Based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper” is an introspective – yet incredibly intense – look at Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the SEAL’s most lethal sniper, throughout his four tours of duty in Iraq. Kyle quickly became famous as America’s most deadly sniper, becoming a legend among fellow American soldiers as well as an infamous target by the Iraqi insurgents. Eastwood’s film shifts between the mutual manhunt between Kyle and a savage insurgent leader...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • American Sniper (The Movie)

    12/22/2014 3:31:51 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 38 replies
    Internet ^ | 12/22/2014 | Chris Kyle/Clint Eastwood
    American Sniper- The MovieI've read the book and passed it on to others
  • “Winged Victory,” “The Sign of the Cross” (Movie Reviews-12/21/44)

    12/21/2014 4:38:55 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 1 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/21/44 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P., N.S. (Noel Straus?)
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  • 'The Interview': Film Review

    12/17/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/12/2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Adding creative insult to corporate injury in the wake of the massive hacking of Sony's computer files, the film that may have triggered the incident, The Interview, is an intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the relatively sparse annals of irreverent major studio comedies that pissed off foreign nations, for big laughs this one doesn't rate anywhere near Borat or Team America: World Police; the latter prominently included the present North Korean boss man's father, Kim Jong-il, among its many targets. Given the unique cloud under...
  • “Hollywood Canteen,” “House of Frankenstein” (Movie Reviews-12/16/44)

    12/16/2014 4:12:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/16/44 | Bosley Crowther, A.W., Noel Straus, John Martin
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  • “National Velvet,” “Tall in the Saddle” (Movie Reviews-12/15/44)

    12/15/2014 4:15:04 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/15/44 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P., Olin Downes
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  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 5:39:55 PM PST · by uptowngirl · 48 replies
    It is miles away from the Bible story. I hate that I just gave Hollyweird a reward of my hard earned money for producing this garbage. Please, please, learn from my mistake.
  • What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right

    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE~ DECEMBER 13, 2014 4:00 AM What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right Ridley Scott offers some fresh perspectives without straying unforgivably far from Biblical orthodoxy. By Josh CraddockJoel Edgerton (left) and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and KingsBringing familiar Bible stories to the silver screen is a risky enterprise. A director must avoid mere rehash of previous tellings (think Cecil B. DeMille’s opus The Ten Commandments) but without allowing artistic license to veer off into offensive parody. That’s a difficult task when some 3.8 billion people believe the source matter is sacred revelation from God himself. In...
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses Meets Rambo III

    12/12/2014 8:13:26 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/12/14 | Steve Berman
    When I was thirteen, I played a whole lot of Dungeons & Dragons.  I was even the Dungeon Master for a while.  I designed my own campaigns, with characters and towns mapped out.  Old school.  None of this video game online stuff.  Sitting around a table with a bunch of nerds in a basement, with the Dungeon Master guide, combat tables, and a jar of 6-, 12-, and 20-sided dice (don’t judge me, you did stuff you don't talk about, too). This is Exodus: Gods and Kings.I can imagine Ridley Scott and his writing team of Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine,...
  • Exclusive: Louie Zamperini’s Daughter Doubts Anyone Today Could Survive What Her Dad Survived

    12/09/2014 1:02:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York, NY -- You may have heard of World War Two hero Louie Zamperini, whose story is told beautifully in Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 New York Times bestseller, “Unbroken.” But, this Christmas, audiences will be able to watch his miraculous life unfold on screen. Director Angelina Jolie broke what some have called the ‘movie curse.’ After Zamperini’s life story was tossed around in Hollywood for years, Jolie finally committed to the project and what resulted is the two-hour heart wrenching epic, “Unbroken.” Zamperini’s daughter, Cynthia Garris, spoke with Townhall at a press junket in New York on Friday, sharing how her...
  • Before 'Spectre,' Revisiting James Bond's Theme Music to Date

    12/07/2014 7:03:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2014 | Graeme McMillan
    Thursday’s big announcement for the 24th James Bond movie — Spectre, to be directed by Skyfall’s Sam Mendes, and once again featuring Daniel Craig as the British super spy — sadly lacked details of the most important element of any Bond movie. No, not the Bond girl. The Bond theme. From Dr. No on, each Bond movie has had a distinctive theme that attempts to set the stage for what’s to come. At their best, the songs are as dramatic and exciting as the movies themselves, but… well, let’s just say that not every song is at its best and leave...
  • 'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' Hits 100 Extra Theaters by Popular Demand

    12/07/2014 9:41:38 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/4/14 | Emma Koonse
    Held by popular demand, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is reaching 100 additional theaters this weekend, far exceeding its planned two-week run. The latest film from the "Unstoppable" star was originally planned for a limited release in 400 theaters, but support from fans has inspired continued plays of the Christmas film this season. "Saving Christmas" will enter its fourth running week starting this Friday, Dec. 5. Moreover, 100 new theaters will be showing the Cameron-starred film for the first time this weekend.
  • How 'Star Wars' ruined sci-fi (updated)

    11/30/2014 3:13:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | November 29, 2014 | Lewis Beale
    Now that the trailer for the seventh "Star Wars" movie is out, you can imagine the anticipation among the millions of fans of the film franchise. And why not? The six "Star Wars" films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids have their own light saber?) and made household names of characters like Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. They've also been the worst thing ever for the science fiction genre.
  • “Meet Me in St. Louis” (Movie Review-11/29/44)

    11/29/2014 4:29:51 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/29/44 | Bosley Crowther, Sam Zolotow
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  • “None but the Lonely Heart,” “The Very Thought of You” (Movie Reviews-11/18/44)

    11/18/2014 4:17:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/18/44 | Bosley Crowther
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