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  • BLADE RUNNER 2049 First Reactions Hail Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Sequel (tr)

    09/26/2017 11:26:46 AM PDT · by be-baw · 27 replies
    Comic Book Movie ^ | September 26, 2017 | Mark Cassidy
    It might be time for fans of Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi classic to stop worrying about Denis Villeneuve's sequel, because the first reactions to Blade Runner 2049 are in and they are very positive indeed. The movie screened for US critics and bloggers last week, and although their full reviews are still embargoed, they've all shared their enthusiastic praise for the film via Twitter. We've gathered together a handful below to give you an idea of the general consensus, but you'll be hard pushed to find a single negative Tweet out there...
  • Best Critique of Burns Vietnam

    09/22/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    Vietnam Veterans for Factual History ^ | 9/22/17 | Steve Sherman
    Steve Sherman and VVFFH are reviewing each episode, pointing out the falsehoods, misrepresentations, outright lies and propaganda as they come up. Here is a summary of the first episode: Segment One: (1945-1959) Fails to mention that Ho Chi Minh was a Comintern (Soviet) agent for nearly 20 years, not a nationalist as portrayed in the documentary. If he was a true nationalist, he would have worked with the other anti-French nationalists (VNQDD, Dai Viet, Catholic, Cao Dai, etc.) instead of betraying them to the French Surete to be imprisoned or killed. He also murdered many anti-French nationalists and Vietnamese patriots...
  • Director Stephen Frears: 'Victoria & Abdul'Film Was Made for Donald Trump

    09/22/2017 9:03:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/3/2017 | Ariston Anderson
    The British director says it's no accident that he made a historical film that seeks to dismantle Muslim stereotypes. Stephen Frears returns to royal territory with the debut of his new film, Victoria & Abdul, about an unusual relationship the queen had toward the end of her life. Judi Dench returns to form as Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. Bored of her royal duties, and increasingly depressed at the world around her, she meets Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a handsome Indian clerk who is recruited to be a part of a Golden Jubilee ceremony. They grow closer and...
  • Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: The patriotism and pride of those who fought

    09/21/2017 9:20:30 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 234 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 September 2017 | Bing West
    Most of the interviewees talk in the lugubrious tones of the defeated. We all know the story ends badly. But when it’s over, we aren’t told why we lost. The music is more memorable than the pictures, and the pictures are more compelling than the narration. We are deluged by sights and sounds but not enlightened as to cause and effect. The film casts the antiwar movement in a moderately favorable light. Are the protesters the real heroes here? What about the valiant US soldiers, 75 percent of whom were volunteers?
  • No, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has nothing to do with Trump’s America

    09/18/2017 11:23:23 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    President Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for “The Apprentice,” but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards. The Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” won eight Emmys on Sunday night, a sweep fueled, in part, by the widely accepted belief in liberal America that the show tells us something about the Trump era. Based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, the series depicts a misogynist dystopia. Christian fundamentalists have established a theocracy that — after an environmental debacle craters the birth rate — forces fertile women, called handmaids, into sexual slavery....
  • Darren Aronofsky Film 'Mother!' Promotes Idolatrous Earth-Worshiping Version of the Lord's Prayer

    09/16/2017 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 14, 2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Not much is known about the new film "Mother!" Director Darren Aronofsky has remained silent about many of the details, but he has released a disturbing poem which twists the Lord's Prayer. "Our mother who art underfoot, hallowed be thy names, thy seasons come, thy will be done, within us as around us, thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, and our lives and so much beauty; lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions that are the hungers of the glutted, but deliver us from wonton consumption of thy vast but finite bounty, for thine...
  • Professional Clowns Plan Rally Outside NYC Movie Theater, Blaming Movie 'It' for Drop in Business

    09/13/2017 7:14:31 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 25 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Sep 13, 2017 | Michelle Kim
    A professional clown claims his business in and around New York City has dropped because of the marketing around the horror clown movie "It."  John Nelson, who runs Clowns in Town with a partner, says his business has gotten several cancellations in the last couple of weeks, and he's blaming the supernatural horror movie for scaring the public. ...
  • New Star Trek show has modeled its Klingons on TRUMP supporters and 'racial purity is a big theme'

    09/08/2017 1:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 174 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Michelle Ganney
    The show-runners of the highly anticipated new CBS Star Trek series have said their Klingons will symbolize Trump supporters in modern America. Released on September 24th, Star Trek: Discovery will continue the show's time-honored practice of mirroring the contemporary world in a futuristic setting. The story, set 10-years before William Shatner's Captain Kirk, will focus on the fractious early relations between the United Federation of Planets and the aggressive Klingon Empire. However, the new update could prove controversial, with fans of the 1960s show remembering the Klingons and Federation war as an allegory for the Cold War clash of civilizations...

    09/04/2017 10:11:13 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 48 replies
    Good flick. Couldn't get past the political statements once again. The hopelessness of life on indian reservations, federal indifference, and the final statement where there are no records kept of those missing women. It's our fault. The bad guys were federal contract security employees, gang banging drunks working on the reservation. No women around except the unfortunate one. The good guys were other gov't employees. The drug use and living in squalor was emphasized. Joe Bobb says check it out.
  • New netflix doc tells true story of how 'curb your enthusiasm' saved innocent man from death penalty

    09/04/2017 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Oxygen ^ | September 1st 2017 | Gina Tron
    A new Netflix documentary shows the incredible story about how an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was used to stop a man from being put to death for a crime he didn’t commit. "Long Shot" tells the story of Juan Catalan, arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2003. NME reports that he had long maintained his innocence by saying he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on the night of the crime. Catalan mentioned that it looked like somebody was filming something at the game, but he wasn’t sure what. The filming was for the...

    08/16/2017 9:39:55 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
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    08/09/2017 3:29:26 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 65 replies
    London World Wide ^ | 3 Weeks Ago | Julie Bosman & Clair Miller
    Has Dave Eggers written a parable of our time, an eviscerating takedown of Silicon Valley and its privacy-invading technology companies? Or has he missed his target, producing a sanctimonious screed that fails to humanize its characters and understand its subject? Book critics are divided over the quality of Mr. Eggers’s highly anticipated novel “The Circle,” which went on sale Tuesday. But in Silicon Valley and beyond, the book’s theme promises to spark an even bigger debate over the 21st-century hyperconnected world that Mr. Eggers describes. Set in an “undefined future time,” Mr. Eggers’s novel tells the story of Mae Holland,...
  • Hillary Clinton Finally Saw Wonder Woman, and Her Choice of Movie Theater Was Perfect

    08/07/2017 4:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Glamour Magazine ^ | August 7, 2017 | Andrea Park
    Hillary Clinton might be a little late to the Wonder Woman party, but she definitely made up for it at her special screening of the blockbuster film this weekend. On Sunday, the Alamo Drafthouse's Brooklyn location tweeted a photo of a smiling Bill and Hillary Clinton with some of the theater's employees, writing, "Honored to have hosted @HillaryClinton & @billclinton last night for a special screening of WONDER WOMAN!" The screening has been a long time coming: In a video message at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles in June, Hillz expressed her desire to...
  • ‘The Circle’: Tom Hanks Takes a Swing at Liberal Groupthink at Apple and Google

    08/07/2017 10:18:30 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 40 replies
    None | 8-7-2017 | CodeToad
    ‘The Circle’: Tom Hanks Takes a Swing at Liberal Groupthink at Apple and Google Tom Hanks produced the movie The Circle that takes a look at the liberal groupthink of a large Silicon Valley technology company. In any major liberal organization, such as at Apple or Google, the liberal ideology becomes groupthink: Think like they do or be banished. The movie, The Circle, portrays Emma Watson as a new employee who is indoctrinated into the groupthink of a large fictitious company called The Circle. The company has similar appearances as a cross between Apple and Google. Tom Hanks plays the...
  • 'This Was Not Supposed To Happen’: Gore’s Sequel Comes In Dismal 15th At Box Office

    08/07/2017 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 08/07/17 | Marc Morano
    Former Vice President Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel”, came in a dismal 15th this weekend at U.S. theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. Gore’s defenders have been quick to blame Paramount Pictures for the dismal performance of Gore’s sequel. “Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again,” screamed the headline of D.R. Tucker in Washington Monthly.View post “This was not supposed to happen,” Tucker wrote, adding, “he should have demanded a recount.” “Sadly, the box-office under-performance of An Inconvenient Sequel will be seized upon by climate-change deniers as ‘proof’ that Americans don’t really care about this issue,” Tucker wrote. The...
  • Dunkirk: Healing Sick Minds

    08/07/2017 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | August 7, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    Roman historian Titus Livius (Livy) would love the new World War II movie, Dunkirk, because Livy believed: “the study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind.”Livy was not the only prominent Roman thinker to value historical studies. Marcus Tullius Cicero—one of Rome’s finest orators—concurred: “To not know what happened before one was born is to live as a child.” And America’s founding father James Madison agreed with the Romans, warning: "A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people."Suffering from a mental illness; immature; or in danger of serfdom—is how these three renowned thinkers describe a...
  • Anyone seen Dunkirk yet? Does it live up to the hype?

    08/04/2017 3:51:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 124 replies
    08/04/17 | fwdude
    I've been hearing that Dunkirk is one of the greatest war flicks in history, with a few deniers panning it. Anyone see it yet that can give a recommendation?
  • SJWs Melt Down over Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Trailer: ‘Alt-Right,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Nakedly Fascist’

    08/03/2017 6:34:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | August 3, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    MGM Pictures released the first trailer for its remake of the 1974 vigilante classic Death Wish on Thursday, featuring Bruce Willis taking over the lead role — but some critics and commentators have already branded the unreleased film “racist,” “alt-right,” and “nakedly fascist” over the short clip’s content. Willis stars as Paul Kersey, a surgeon on a brutal quest for revenge after his wife is murdered and his daughter is raped (Charles Bronson’s Kersey was an architect in the original five-film series). The remake also trades out the original film’s gritty New York City environment for contemporary Chicago. The trailer...
  • Sean Hannity Executive Producing Faith-Based Movie Starring Kevin Sorbo (EXCLUSIVE)

    07/31/2017 6:49:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Variety ^ | July 31, 2017
    Atlas Distribution Company has set an Oct. 27 release date for faith-based drama “Let There Be Light” with conservative political commentator Sean Hannity executive producing, Variety has learned. The film is directed by and stars Kevin Sorbo, who starred in 2014’s faith-based hit “God’s Not Dead,” which grossed $60 million domestically. “Let There Be Light” is the story of an atheist who has a near-death experience that challenges his beliefs about love, God, and family. The film also features music stars Dionne Warwick and Travis Tritt.
  • HBO's Slavery Drama 'Confederate' Faces Minefield of "Fundamentally Problematic" Issues

    07/27/2017 8:59:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 7/27/2017 | Rebecca Sun
    Confederate, as outlined in HBO's initial release, “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution." But constructing an alt-timeline centered around the continuation of slavery for another 150 years requires a certain significant assumption, says writer Steven Barnes, whose 2002 novel Lion’s Blood imagines an alternate history in which Africa is the dominant colonizing civilization and slaves are of European descent.