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  • TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock

    06/25/2017 6:50:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Canvas ^ | June 2017
    We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for a free, flexible online course, TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50). This is the third free online course to be offered by TCM and Ball State, following Film Noir (2015) and Slapstick Comedy (2016). In this Hitchcock course, enjoy multimedia course materials, daily in-app messaging with movie clips, mini-games, and ongoing interactions with fellow film fans on the TCM message boards or at #Hitchcock50. We will explore 40+ Hitchcock films from his first film in the silent era, The Lodger...
  • Brad Pitt’s “War Machine” Offers an Absurd and Scathing Critique of America’s Delusional Generals

    06/17/2017 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 17 June 2017 | Peter Maas
    How do military leaders persuade their soldiers to fight an insane war? Here’s one way. The setting is a bitter outpost of the American war in Afghanistan. The years-long nightmare has no prospect of ending so long as American troops stay in a country that has a nearly unblemished record of grinding foreign armies to ashes. A bullish general is trying to generate a dose of enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of his unenthusiastic men. “You boys,” the general says, “are the only things that count. If it doesn’t happen here, it doesn’t happen. End of story.” “What doesn’t...
  • 'Wonder Woman' suspended in Tunisia, pulled from film fest in Algeria following ban in Lebanon

    06/08/2017 2:35:36 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08, 2017 | FNC
    “Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, shattered box office records in the U.S. But the film isn’t getting as warm a reception from some countries due to Gadot’s Israeli heritage. Lebanon became the first country to outright ban the film last week, and now, according to the Jerusalem Post, it’s been removed from a film festival in Alegeria. Tunisia has also suspended showing the movie, the newspaper reports.
  • Why ‘Wonder Woman’ is less American than ever

    06/02/2017 11:06:38 AM PDT · by mtrott · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2017 | Maureen Callahan
    The long-awaited “Wonder Woman” has generated more buzz than any movie this year, and rightly so. She’s the most beloved and iconic female superhero ever, yet it’s taken decades — the film’s been in development since 1996 — for a Wonder Woman movie. It’s the first to pair a female director with a big-budget, comic-book film meant to be a franchise. In Gal Gadot, it has a star who served in the Israeli army and brings authority to her fight scenes. “She is the ultimate symbol of strength,” Gadot said in 2015. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think...
  • Hollywood blames terrible reviews for people not going to see terrible movies

    05/31/2017 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s got to be a word for this in the urban dictionary someplace, but darned if I can locate it. It’s probably some sort of “transference” phenomenon in the psychiatric sphere. So what do you call it when you produce a product which is awful and you blame its poor reception on the people who all agree that it’s awful? When you find the correct terminology for that you can apply it to the Hollywood moguls who were responsible for the production of the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film and that long awaited (/sarc) Baywatch flick. That’s because...
  • Why 'Baywatch' Drowned at the Box Office

    05/30/2017 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6:40 AM PDT 5/30/2017 | Pam McClintock
    The R-rated comedy with the combined star power of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron could barely stay afloat at the Memorial Day box office after being savaged by reviewers. Not even Dwayne Johnson could save Baywatch from sinking like a rock in its big-screen debut. Crippled by critics, the R-rated adaptation of the classic TV action drama debuted to a dismal $23 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, well behind expectations. The film placed No. 3 after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now in its fourth weekend,...
  • Why Saturday Night Fever Wouldn’t Be a Blockbuster Today

    05/12/2017 8:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2017 | Kyle Smith
    In the closing minutes of Saturday Night Fever, the following events occur: A racist injustice, an attempted date rape, a gang rape, a horrific accidental death with an element of suicide, and (not least) a nighttime ride on the disco-era New York City subway. The film concludes with the hero getting rejected by his lady. Naturally it was one of the biggest hits of 1977. Baby Boomers jammed theaters to see Saturday Night Fever (which earned the equivalent of over $350 million in today’s dollars) and Gen-Xers (like me) either sneaked in to see its forbidden R-rated depravities or...
  • Warner Bros. Facing An Early Summer Box Office Disaster with “King Arthur” Misfire

    05/12/2017 3:45:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | May 10, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    This week we don’t have Friday the 13th, but Friday the 12th will suffice. “King Arthur” is looming as a huge box office disaster for Warner Bros. The $150 million Guy Ritchie-directed adventure is getting scathing reviews. It’s only registering a 21/100 on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • The Circle: Most conservative movie of 2017

    05/03/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 01, 2017 | Steve Deace
    Make no mistake: “The Circle” is not a great movie by any means. However, it is a movie I would highly recommend that every American see. Although we’re not even halfway through 2017, it’s hard to believe Hollywood will release a more conservative movie this year. I have not seen a contemporary film that does a better job of deconstructing the fake utopian schemes of progressivism. I only doubt whether that was the movie’s actual purpose … or the filmmakers couldn’t help but subconsciously go there, given the subject matter. Just look at the movie’s main characters. The heroine, Mae...
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Could Happen to Us

    05/01/2017 7:22:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apri 29, 2017 | Toure
    The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu is a horror story. It’s a world where a class of women are reduced to walking wombs with no right to their bodies or any babies that come out of them. Extreme violence and the looming threat thereof is everywhere. One of the main characters has lost an eye because she didn’t submit quickly enough. A cattle prod is used often. And everyone’s afraid of being sent to the camps where you’re worked to death.

    04/29/2017 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Bratch · 52 replies
    Nerdist ^ | April 29, 2017 | Blair Marnell
    SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN WILL BE ADAPTED AS A MOVIE POSTED BY BLAIR MARNELL ON APRIL 29, 2017   Even among Superman fans, it’s a little known fact that the expression about the Man of Steel’s “never-ending battle for truth and justice” originated in The Adventures of Superman radio program, which also established Clark Kent’s alter ego as a “champion of equal rights, valiant, [and a] courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice.” Superman lived up to that description on the show, and so did the people behind-the-scenes. Now, their story will be told on the big screen in an adaptation of Rick...
  • Film Review: "Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock," is Full Scaremongering Claims and No Evidence

    04/24/2017 5:57:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 4/24/2017 | Phelim McAleer
    AWAKE, a Dream from Standing Rock is a new documentary from controversial filmmaker Josh Fox. And I'm using the “truthful” definition of “controversial filmmaker”—which apparently means that the ends justify the means and lies and omissions are acceptable as long as it helps promote the cause. I first came across Josh Fox's “controversial” (read: unethical) style of filmmaking in Gasland, the film that started the international anti-fracking movement. In Gasland, Fox claimed fracking led to people being able to light their water on fire. He promoted the shocking scene of a flaming household faucet and frightened millions in the process....
  • Harvey Weinstein complains of R rating for trans teen film(Caution, vid clip)

    04/21/2017 8:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/20/2017 | unknown
    Harvey Weinstein knows he can be temperamental, and he knows he's not above a good publicity stunt, but he said Thursday his complaints over an R rating for his company's upcoming trans teen family story "3 Generations" are worth the effort on behalf of prospective young trans viewers. Starring Elle Fanning as a girl who wants to transition, the Motion Picture Association of America assigned the restrictive R based on strong language, including some sexual references. The film, which opens with a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on May 5, also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.

    04/21/2017 5:21:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 17, 2017 | BYUZAY BULUT
    Even today, Turkey does not allow dead Armenians to rest in peace. What is the most at is the most horrible crime against humanity in history? To Henry Morgenthau Sr., who served as the US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1913 and 1916, it was the Armenian genocide. Morgenthau wrote in 1919: “I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915.” Up to 1.5 million Armenians were wiped...
  • Among Steve Bannon’s filmmaking oeuvre, two documentaries sought a public TV audience

    04/20/2017 1:27:03 PM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies
    Current ^ | April 19, 2017 | Andrew Lapin
    Even as President Trump seeks to end all federal funding to CPB, one of his most infamous aides has firsthand knowledge of the opportunities public media presents to independent filmmakers. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart News executive chair and a ringmaster of the white nationalist “alt-right” movement, previously led a very different — some might say alternative — career in the film industry. And two of the films he executive-produced have associations with PBS and CPB. Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power, a documentary about the Navy officer who oversaw development of the world’s first nuclear-powered...
  • Film Review: ‘The Case for Christ’

    04/08/2017 9:07:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 4/6/17 | Joe Leydon
    An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer. Although it sporadically errs on the side of sentimentality and simplification, “The Case for Christ” sustains interest, and even generates mild suspense, while offering a faith-based spin on the template of an investigative-journalism drama. Director Jon Gunn and screenwriter Brian Bird have shrewdly reconstituted Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his road-to-Damascus transition from outspoken atheist to devout Christian as a kind of theological detective story. Of course, there’s never any real doubt as to how the story will be resolved.
  • 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 · 84 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 · 48 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.