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  • L.A. Theater Provides Barf Bags for Cannibal Movie 'Raw'

    03/22/2017 9:29:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 21, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    The intense French thriller follows a young girl who gets an all-consuming appetite for human flesh. Moviegoers nauseated by French director's Julia Ducournau's cannibal-infused Raw don't need to worry about throwing up in their popcorn bags — at least at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Latest Snowflake Outrage: Wonder Woman Has No Armpit Hair

    03/20/2017 4:36:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/20/17 | Tom Knighton
    You can't do anything these days without getting the progressives all bent out of shape. You can't even make a movie about an Amazonian warrior princess who can hold her own with the likes of Superman and Batman without wounding the feelings of a modern feminist, because something about that warrior princess will still not be "progressive" enough. For example: Wonder Woman has shaved her armpits, and THAT IS NOT OK: Twitter exploded at the revelation, claiming women of the fictional matriarchy Themyscira would probably not shave their armpits. Some speculated that Gadot’s armpits were photoshopped to show a sheen,...
  • ‘Power Rangers’ Brings First Openly Gay Superhero to Silver Screen (Yellow Power Ranger is Lesbo)

    03/20/2017 11:57:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 20 march 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Dean Israelite, director of the highly-anticipated sci-fi action flick Power Rangers, says the kid-friendly film features a short, but “pivotal” scene that reveals the Yellow Power Ranger is lesbian. Audiences will see Trini (Becky G.), the Yellow Power Ranger, stressed over issues concerning her romantic relationship. Trini’s woes are assumed to be “boyfriend problems,” but are in fact revealed to be “girlfriend problems.” “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Bows With Record-Breaking $170 Million Opening

    03/19/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    MSN ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jeremy Fuster
    "Beauty and the Beast" is now estimated to break the all-time opening weekend record for a PG-rated film set last year by "Finding Dory" as it is now estimated to make $170 million in its opening weekend from 4,210 after grossing $63 million on its opening Saturday.
  • Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzing to Huge $165M-$170M Bow

    03/18/2017 5:57:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 108 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 17, 2017 | Pamela McClintock and Rebecca Ford
    Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic animated musical could clear $60 million on Friday alone on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shelved in Malaysia (62% Muslim Population)

    03/14/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | 3-14-2017 | Staff
    Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie “Beauty and the Beast” in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a “gay moment.” The country’s two main cinema chains said the movie, due to begin screening Thursday, has been postponed indefinitely. No reason was given.
  • Liberals say King Kong represents black people

    03/12/2017 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ed Straker
    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is ... King Kong. [Snip] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In...
  • What The Shack gets right

    03/07/2017 8:49:54 AM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7 March 2017 | Lita Cosner
    What The Shack gets right by Lita Cosner Published: 7 March 2017 (GMT+10) It would be easy to write a standard, outraged review of The Shack. They portray God the Father and God the Spirit in human form, as females! They put words in God’s mouth that He never said! They substitute correct doctrine for mushy platitudes that sound like they came from Oprah! All those things are true, and they’re all problems, and those problems have been very thoroughly laid out elsewhere in reviews of William Paul Young’s best-selling 2008 book of the same title, so go there and...
  • 'Moonlight' Is Among the Lowest-Grossing Oscar Best Picture Winners Ever

    03/02/2017 8:42:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/27/17 | Tom Huddelston Jr
    ....Moonlight won the top prize at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony—after some initial envelope confusion created a bizarre scene—and, despite the fact that the independent drama never made much of a splash at the box office. The movie, about a young, gay black man growing up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, has only made a little more than $22.2 million in domestic movie ticket sales so far, according to Box Office Mojo. That made Moonlight the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards—and among the lowest ever for a Best Picture winner—even after generating months of Oscars buzz.
  • Disney Has its First Gay Kiss

    03/01/2017 10:19:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | Christian Gollayan
    Disney aired its first gay kissing scene in Monday’s episode of children’s cartoon “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” The Disney XD show saw main character Star and her friend Marco attend a concert where they were surrounded by kissing couples, including two men, and later in the episode, two women. The episode has received positive reactions from viewers on social media.
  • Disney puts ‘gay scene’ in Beauty and the Beast

    03/01/2017 2:11:09 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/1 | Alisha Rouse
    In Disney movies, princesses have always met their prince charming. But, in a change of convention, one character in the new Beauty and the Beast film is set to have the studio’s first ‘exclusively gay scene’. In the film, starring Emma Watson, manservant LeFou will explore his sexuality after developing feelings for macho leading man Gaston.
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is ‘Disney’s Gayest Film Ever’ (homo romance thrown into classic kids film)

    03/01/2017 12:43:49 PM PST · by drewh · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | March 1, 2017 | 10:06 AM EST | By Matt Philbin
    And now back to our regularly scheduled cultural suicide. According to The Telegraph, Disney’s new live action Beauty and the Beast “will star a manservant exploring his sexuality.” Super. Apparently, Emma Watson’s Beauty has gotten a feminist makeover, and the character of Le Fou has the hots for his boss Gaston. The Telegraph cites an interview director Bill Condon did with the gay magazine Attitude. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” he said. “And Josh [Gad, who plays LeFou] makes something really subtle and delicious out of...
  • Finally: A Hollywood Film about Leaving Homosexuality

    03/01/2017 11:00:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2017 | Kurt Wayne
    We know too well how many lies the American left has perpetrated on the world.  Christian readers here understand that Jesus Himself told us that lies are the primary weapons the enemy of our souls uses.  Yet guess how extravagantly the LGBTQ community has been lied to. So much so that in 2013, crusaders against reparative therapy (counseling for those who do not want same-sex romantic attractions) in New Jersey had as their star witness a troubled, precious person who, in front of the state Senate, recounted her time allegedly spent in an ex-gay camp that in reality (using the term loosely)...
  • 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 · 755 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...