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  • Dr. StrangeTrump: Vox Compares Kubrick Film to Trump Administration

    02/18/2017 12:42:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Talk about a stretch! Or, better, make that a streeeeeeetch. Vox has started a new type of movie review in which they take a film  and try to correrelate it to current events. Since Vox, like the rest of the MSM, is absolutely obessed by President Trump, it is no big surprise that they will apply their TDS to the reviews starting with the current movie: "Dr. Strangelove." To read the review by Alissa Wilkinson you would think Stanley Kubrick's classic dark comedy should have been named "Dr. StrangeTrump or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald."...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘La La Land’ Sends A ‘Bigoted Message,’ ‘Misleads’ on Race and Jazz

    02/16/2017 5:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | feb 16 2017 ast | staff report
    NBA great and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a column for the Hollywood Reporter in which he examines the critically-acclaimed hit film La La Land and how it “misleads” on issues of race, romance and jazz. As someone who finds La La Land bold and daring, I can also admit that there are a few elements that warrant closer examination, particularly regarding its portrayal of jazz, romance and people of color. In fact, the better a work of art is, the more we must dissect it, because now we’re not just measuring box office, we’re assessing its proper place in...
  • 24: Legacy--Live Thread

    02/06/2017 4:31:34 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 317 replies
    FOX ^ | 1-6-17
  • Blazing Saddles on Turner Classic Movies Tonight, Friday Feb. 3, 2017, at 10:30 P.M. EST

    02/03/2017 4:44:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 84 replies
    Friday, February 3, 2017 | Kristinn
    FReeper fave Blazing Saddles is airing tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 10:30 p.m. EST. This FR thread from 2015 posited that Blazing Saddles could not be made today due to political correctness.Fortunately in 1974 Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras, et al, were still free to make this comedy classic.The showing of Blazing Saddles is part of TCM's 31 Days of Oscar A to Z which started Wednesday.TCM airs films unedited, so all the jokes should be heard/seen.
  • IMDb Message Boards are going to be removed for good.

    02/03/2017 11:01:30 AM PST · by Borges · 33 replies
    IMDB ^ | 2/3/2017
    IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb's message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data...
  • Amazon Shuttering IMBD Forums

    02/03/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by Teflonic · 60 replies
    IMDb ^ | 2/2/2017
    IMDb Message Boards Announcement IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb’s message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and...
  • 'Grossest movie ever made' prompts mass walkout at Sundance: Kuso - a film about LA [tr]

    01/26/2017 12:02:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    Kuso, the first feature film from musician Flying Lotus, was so gross it sparked massive walkouts at the Sundance Film Festival when it was screened this week. The film, four vignettes about survivors of a massive Los Angeles earthquake, has been labeled the grossest film ever' and a '93-minute nightmare' by reviewers who attended the screening on Monday.
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII now has a title — The Last Jedi

    01/23/2017 10:59:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 23, 2017 | Anthony Breznican
    What was once Episode VIII is now The Last Jedi. When cameras started rolling last year on the eighth film in the Skywalker family story, writer-director Rian Johnson used the tongue-in-cheek working title “Space Bear,” and numerous rumors (most of them false) about the possible real title have circulated ever since.
  • Actress Kristen Stewart: My New Gun Control Movie is ‘Going to Kick *ss’

    01/22/2017 4:55:23 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | January 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM EST | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Actress Kristen Stewart is really excited about her next project and she swears it’s “going to kick ass.” But given the topic matter, it’s bound to be a flop. While promoting her new movie Come Swim at the Sundance film festival, the Twilight star, on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter: “My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control.” Before she starts shooting this anti-gun flick, Stewart might want to ask her fellow thespian Jessica Chastain about well her gun control movie Miss Sloane did. According to The Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, that anti-gun screed had...
  • Finally: The Case Against Hamilton

    01/14/2017 9:45:23 AM PST · by OddLane · 82 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 14, 2017 | Nicolas Pell
    I don't think there's a slight bit of hyperbole or exaggeration involved when I say that Hamilton, the awful musical that millionaire New Yorkers are required by law to throw away thousands watching, represents everything that was wrong with America in 2016. Allow me to make the case. First, there's the music. I'm admittedly not much of a hip-hop aficionado, but I know shit from Shinola. From my perspective the art form has more or less been going downhill since Strictly Business (the EPMD record, not the Tommy Davidson vehicle), but there have been some highlights worth mentioning, mostly thanks...
  • NBC’s gorgeous Emerald City is a Wizard Of Oz that’s neither great nor powerful

    01/07/2017 12:26:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 6, 2017 | Erik Adams
    The Scarecrow isn't a scarecrow, but he is introduced in a crucifixion pose. The tin man isn't The Tin Man, either, but he is the result of a horrifying, Frankenstein-style experiment. The lions aren't cowardly--the citizens of Oz speak of them as if they'll tear your throat out. The Munchkins have swapped out dandy fashions for tribal facepaint. The Wicked Witch Of The West runs a brothel. Welcome to Emerald City, the dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories that debuts on NBC after a nearly three-and-a-half-year trek down the yellow-brick development road.
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • Looking Back on Playing Tommy in ‘Wonderful Life’

    12/25/2016 11:08:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | December 21, 2016 | Pam Grady
    At 75, Jimmy Hawkins is just a little older than “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), the film he is most closely associated with and the one for which he had his first credited screen role, as George (James Stewart) and Mary Bailey’s (Donna Reed) young son Tommy. Though his acting career continued — including a recurring stint as Shelley Fabares’ boyfriend on “The Donna Reed Show” — and he eventually became a producer, it is to “It’s a Wonderful Life” that he keeps returning, writing numerous books on the subject. Now, with Paramount releasing “It’s a Wonderful Life” in a...
  • It may be an Accident, but Rogue One is the Most Politically Relevant Movie of the Year

    12/25/2016 11:23:30 AM PST · by MoochPooch · 58 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    As our prayers go out to Carrie Fisher, the dark urgency of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" only escalates with each passing day. It's a transporting fluke -- one of those rare movies that hit theaters with a timing that's nearly karmic. Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," to name one other example, came out two months after the Oct. 19, 1987, stock market crash, and it seemed to channel all the greed and house-of-cards financial chicanery that caused the crash to happen. But, of course, the film was shot many months before the market plunged. Stone, with his conspiratorial feelers,...
  • Face it: Donald Trump IS "Rogue One"

    12/25/2016 12:25:12 PM PST · by LS · 67 replies
    self | 12/25/2016 | LS
    With a number of loonie lefties trying desperately to find ANY straw to grasp telling them that Trump and his voters are out of touch, the latest is the notion that the new "Star Wars" film "Rogue One" somehow is a parable about the (good) Rebels fighting the evil Trump empire. Nothing could be sillier. Anyone watching the film can see instantly, Trump IS "Rogue One" and the Force put together. The "Rogue One" title comes from the mission to steal the Death Star plans. When asked what their call sign is as they leave Yavin, the nervous pilot says,...
  • Ben Afleck Anti American Movie Trailer?

    12/22/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by Williams · 12 replies
    Movie Trailer | Vanity
    Just saw the trailer for Afleck's movie, Live By Night. He's obviously a 30's gangster, shootouts with cops, throat cutting, bombs blowing up stores. And the tagline at the end of the trailer is "Paying the Price - of the AMERICAN DREAM"
  • ‘Die Hard’ Isn’t Your Typical Christmas Movie, But It’s The Best

    12/21/2016 11:51:47 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 99 replies
    KHITS 104.3 ^ | 12/21/16 | John Calhoun
    McClane just arrived from New York to spend Christmas with his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles. As he waits for her office Christmas party to break up, terrorists take over the building. The late Alan Rickman is superb as the terrorist leader Hans Gruber. Billed as 40 Stories Of Sheer Adventure, the film does not disappoint. There’s plenty of action, along with humor and warm, fuzzy moments too.
  • 'Rogue One’ Makes White Guys the Enemy of the Future

    12/21/2016 1:49:54 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    Acculturated ^ | 12/14/2016
    Wait a minute, after thirty-nine years, it turns out that Star Wars is about race? Sort of. You may not notice at first (I didn’t, until the second half of the movie), but in Rogue One there isn’t a single non-Hispanic white male among the large cast of heroes. The rebel band seeking to steal the plans for the Death Star from the Empire is led by a white woman (Felicity Jones), a Latino man (Diego Luna) and three ethnic Asians (Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang), with advice from a black man (Forest Whitaker) and a droid (voice of...
  • ‘Rogue One’ soars to second-best December debut with $155M

    12/19/2016 6:05:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Staff
    “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.
  • Should Steve Mnuchin Be Confirmed as Treasury Secretary Despite Producing "Midnight Special?"

    12/18/2016 8:34:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | December 18, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I like all of Donald Trump's choices for his cabinet so far, including Secretary of Treasury. However, it appears that Steve Mnuchin has a big black mark against him. It turns out that he was the executive producer of "Midnight Special" which I wasted my time watching tonight. Did anybody else watch it on HBO? An all too predictable sci-fi. Kid has unusual powers. Government and cult are after him to keep him from showing up at a certain location. Kid makes it to the location and ET's himself into another dimension. End of story. Oh, and...YAWN. Should Steve...
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • NYT TV Critic Poniewozik Goes There, Makes Hitler-Trump Link in 'Man in the High Castle' Review

    12/18/2016 6:16:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/17/2016 | Clay Waters
    “The Man in the High Castle,” which returns with its second season on Friday, depicts an America changed by conquest, not an election, and changed far more starkly. (In its back story, Franklin D. Roosevelt was assassinated, and the United States did not enter the war until too late.) As the internet has taught us, Nazi analogies tend to crush nuance into fine powder. But if it would be hyperbole to treat the series like a documentary, it would be denial to say it plays no differently now than it did before. However hopeful some people may find the election...
  • [Vanity] – Star Wars: Rogue One – My First Impressions of the Film (No Spoilers)

    12/16/2016 11:47:43 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 55 replies
    12/16/2016 | vladimir998
    Saw Star Wars: Rogue One at 2 AM this morning. Here are my first impressions of the film (No Spoilers). There's nothing anti-Trump about it as far as I could see, by the way.
  • This Trailer for a Film About Cats in Istanbul Is Absolutely Gorgeous

    12/16/2016 12:19:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | 12/15/16 | Tom Hawking
    Yesterday, we got an email about this trailer, which is for an upcoming film called Kedi. The film, which takes its name from the Turkish word for cat, is a documentary about the myriad stray cats that live on the streets of Istanbul. Now, look, I will admit that I am the literal perfect audience for this film — I love cats and I love Istanbul — but even if you don’t fall into both (or either!) of those categories, Kedi may be of interest, because it looks like a gorgeous piece of work. Director Ceyda Torun mixes beautiful location...
  • Star Wars isn’t political, says Disney chief responding to boycott by Trump supporters. He’s wrong.

    12/13/2016 6:59:58 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    At the Saturday premiere of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger offered a curious reading of the upcoming movie. This entry to the behemoth science fiction franchise was not political, he said. At all. “Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film,” Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. “There are no political statements in it, at all.” He added that he was “very proud” of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was “not a political statement, at...
  • Fondest Hope for Trump Admin – Watch the Movie "Dave"

    11/27/2016 4:51:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Even people from Hollywood every once in a while have a moment of clarity. That came during the 1993 movie "Dave." In the movie we get exactly what Trump faces and what we hope he confronts. Dave was played by the ever hysterical Kevin Kline. He happens to be a double for the sitting President who has a stroke. (You anti-Trumpers don’t even think about that being the point of the column.) Until the real president recovers the aides to him have Dave step in and start running the government hoping he will be a marionette for them. Dave...
  • Box Office: 'Moana' Sails for $85M-Plus Bow; Warren Beatty's 'Rules Don't Apply' Bombs

    11/25/2016 8:30:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 23, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    'Moana' won't have any trouble beating 'Fantastic Beasts,' while returns for 'Allied,' starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and Billy Bob Thornton's 'Bad Santa 2' are mixed so far. Disney's homegrown animated family film Moana continued to dominate at the Thanksgiving box office, grossing $10 million for a five-day holiday debut of $85 million $91 million, according to early estimates.
  • Dumbledore Could Be Openly Gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel, J.K. Rowling Says (With Johnny Depp)

    11/24/2016 4:21:15 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    Fans hoping to get a glimpse of a young Albus Dumbledore will need to wait for the second movie, part of a five-part prequel series planned by Warner Bros. But although the older Dumbledore never revealed his sexual orientation in the books or films — it was the author herself who coaxed him out of the closet during a 2007 interview at Carnegie Hall — the younger incarnation of the character might be less private. “Well, I’m very comfortable with the question,” Rowling said to reporters when asked about a gay Dumbledore. “I would like to say because this is...
  • Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is the Best War Film Since ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Rex Reed)

    11/14/2016 4:52:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Rex Reed
    Like the voters who plan to stay home on Election Day because they don’t like the candidates, potential filmgoers who avoid Hacksaw Ridge because they object to Mel Gibson will be the losers. Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of a conscientious objector who played a big role in winning World War II by enduring relentless punishment on and off the battlefield, saved countless lives on the front lines in the bloody Battle of Okinawa without ever carrying an assault weapon and became one of the most decorated heroes in military history without firing a single shot, is the best war...
  • Has anyone been to see Hacksaw Ridge yet?

    11/04/2016 5:21:22 PM PDT · by rey · 45 replies
    Has anyone been to see Hacksaw Ridge yet? What is the verdict?
  • Powerful New Film Sheds Light on Modern Day Holocaust

    10/26/2016 2:22:20 PM PDT · by amorphous · 4 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | Rick Wiles
    A powerful, new short film sheds light on the modern day Holocaust and challenges the church to take a stand. Sing A Little Louder, a heart wrenching short film based on the Holocaust during World War II is shedding light on abortion and calling churches to raise their voice for those who have no voice. The film is now being released free for churches of every denomination to share with their congregations and give voice to the 42 million babies who are aborted every year around the world. Sing A Little Louder is inspired by the true story of...
  • Want movie to make more money? Drop 'gay' content [Hollywood]

    10/15/2016 3:42:09 PM PDT · by donna · 57 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 15,2016 | Alex Murashko
    Movies with no homosexual content make about six times more money at the box office than movies with some, frequent or heavy homosexual content, according to a three-year study by Movieguide and the Christian Film & Television Commission. The study is part of a detailed economic report to the entertainment industry recently released by Movieguide and the family advocacy group’s founder, Ted Baehr. “We do an analysis of all [categories of] the box office and for many years, people would say that violence sells or sex sells and of course, we’ve found that not to be the case,” Baehr told...
  • Teaser Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    10/07/2016 1:19:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-02-2016 | Disney Movie Trailers
    Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and...
  • How the West wasn't white: Building a diverse 'Magnificent 7'

    09/23/2016 8:11:16 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 109 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 9-23-2016 | Josh Rottenberg
    “The western constantly changes depending on where we are as a society,” Fuqua explained. “What I wanted to do was bring it up to date and show people it’s an exciting genre. It represents who we are, what the promise of the United States is supposed to be.” The 1960 “Magnificent Seven” — itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic “Seven Samurai” — had featured white actors in even some of the non-Caucasian roles, with Eli Wallach playing the bandit leader Calvera and Horst Buchholz as a young Mexican gunslinger named Chico. In Fuqua’s remake, by contrast, four of...
  • Designated Survivor (Cabinet Member Becomes President)

    09/21/2016 8:28:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 94 replies
    Designated Survivor - a new series based on the concept of a Cabinet member becoming President. Kiefer Sutherland is outstanding as new President Tim Kirland after the Capitol and top-level US leadership is wiped out in a bomb blast.
  • Sully Review: Eastwood’s Latest Takes on the Heroic Captain Sullenberger

    09/10/2016 7:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | John Hanlon
    The story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger could’ve been fodder for a predictable inspirational film that ends with the main character climatically saving 155 lives (including his own) onboard a disabled plane. But director Clint Eastwood isn’t known for taking that route. As a director, he’s known for asking larger questions and he’s done so in movies likeFlags of our Fathers(2006) and the controversialAmerican Sniper(2014). He’s continued that route withSully, a feature that daringly presents the Captain as an introspective man who faced off againsthis critics after his incredible act of heroism.Tom Hanks stars as the title character, a pilot who faced...
  • 'Ben-Hur' Faces Epic $120M Loss as Summer's Biggest Box-Office Bust

    09/08/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/8/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Ben-Hur? More like Ben-Horrendous. The ancient tale directed by Timur Bekmambetov is officially the biggest bust of summer 2016 and is on track to lose an epic $120 million or more, according to sources close to the film and multiple box-office analysts consulted by The Hollywood Reporter. The Paramount/MGM release has grossed just $54.1 million to date at the global box office since its mid-August debut, including a dismal $25 million domestically. While it has several major foreign markets yet to open, the film is fading fast and will have a hard time getting past $75 million globally, say knowledgeable...
  • New Documentary Is Wrong: The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Are Just Plain Bad

    08/31/2016 6:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | August 29, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A new documentary is challenging Star Wars fans to unlearn what they have learned about the awful prequels that ruined our childhoods and stole our innocence about future Star Wars films. Not that I’m bitter. Anyway, a handful of prequels fans decided a few years ago to crowdfund The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary that is supposed to give people a fresh new perspective on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, based on scholarly commentary from no less than arts expert Camille Paglia and Jonathan Young, a Joseph Campbell scholar.
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • The Incredible Life of Lew Wallace, Civil War General and Author of Ben Hur

    08/20/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MARCH 26 2013 | John Swansburg
    The incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history. Lew Wallace was making conversation with the other gentlemen in his sleeper car when a man in a nightgown appeared in the doorway. The train was bound for Indianapolis and the Third National Soldiers Reunion, where thousands of Union Army veterans planned to rally, reminisce, and march in a parade the New York Times would later describe as “the grandest street display ever seen in the United States.” It was Sept. 19, 1876, more than a decade since the Civil War...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • [Video created in 2008 copied in 2013] Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters Ful

    08/18/2016 1:51:54 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 46 replies
    A movie you might care to see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOpbj8ajZs
  • Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for Bankruptcy

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Games Industry ^ | August 1, 2016 | Dan Pearson
    Owes millions to part owner Tencent, according to filings Fireforge, the California developer responsible for the recent Ghostbusters tie-in game, has filed for bankruptcy, owing debts of over $12 million according to papers associated with the case. The firm originally filed for voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 15, but further filings were completed on July 29. According to documents seen by Kotaku, Fireforge owed considerable amounts of money to several parties, but the majority of its debt, believed to have been accrued prior to the development of Ghostbusters, is owed to partial owner Tencent, which controls 37% of the...
  • New Film Has Women Bragging About Their Abortions: “Wouldn’t It Be Great If Everyone Were Praised?”

    08/14/2016 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos hopes that her new documentary, “Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” will move people to compassion when they listen to women share the difficult circumstances that led them to choose abortion. Unfortunately, her film extends no compassion for unborn children. Tragos told Pop Sugar that she was troubled by all the new abortion restrictions in her home state of Missouri. She said she decided to base her new documentary in Missouri and feature the stories of women affected by abortion and the state laws. Tragos (pictured) never had an abortion herself, but she interviewed more than 40 women...
  • Reviews & Ratings for Ghostbusters (2016)

    08/10/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 24 replies
    IMDB ^ | August 11, 2016 | self
    68,730 ratings. Average rating is 5.5. Most ratings are now either 1-star or 10-star depending on you know what. You need to log-in or register to be able to rate or post review.
  • After Watching ‘Clinton Cash,’ You’ll Understand Just How Fat Of A Fat Cat Hillary Is

    08/01/2016 3:15:24 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08-01-2016 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    Peter Schweizer’s New York Times best-selling investigation Clinton Cash is now out as a documentary. After Democrats convened in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton, it’s worth a watch to understand how corrupt Clinton and her band of crony insiders really are when it comes to using power for their own personal benefit. I’ve had the honor of working with Peter Schweizer over the past decade and appreciate his intelligence and experience; so impressive is his education background at George Washington University, Stanford and Oxford. Most commendable is this man’s fairness and gracious way of informing America with just the facts,...
  • Democrats' legacy of hatred and death

    07/28/2016 5:45:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | Eric Rush
    Appearing on Fox News on Monday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke excoriated speakers at the Democratic National Convention, contending that the party is “embracing criminality.” While it is certainly gratifying to hear a champion of law and order (Clarke even asserted that Hillary Clinton is a “confirmed liar” who left people to die in Benghazi and who should have been criminally indicted) speak the truth, it is even more gratifying to see the play that other anti-Hillary media is getting, and the distaste members of her own party have evidenced for the first woman nominated to run for president. “Clinton...
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    07/28/2016 5:38:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/27/16 | Pamela McClintock
    The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days. D'Souza's 100-minute film takes doesn't pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the doc refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton...as "depraved crooks" and Democrats as "the party of corruption" that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
  • Trump should offer free movie tickets to Hillary's America

    07/27/2016 8:18:53 PM PDT · by simka · 17 replies
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    Trump should invest $$$ in free tickets to the movie Hillary's America. It makes a lasting impression. Perhaps someone can pass this on to the Trump campaign
  • Clinton Cash

    07/27/2016 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | John Stossel
    This week, as Democrats fawn over Hillary Clinton, I'm struck by how both Clintons continue to thrive despite their remarkable record of sleazy dealings. The just released documentary "Clinton Cash," based on a book by Peter Schweizer, explains how they make big money by selling access to themselves. In a conversation, Schweizer told me how the Clintons use "speaking fees" to get around bribery laws. "If somebody gave a politician or family member money for a favor, that's breaking the law. But if you say it's a speaking fee, and you pay double or triple the normal rate, that seems...