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  • Here are the top 20 films (unadjusted box office) of the 2010s. How many have you seen?

    12/10/2017 11:25:10 AM PST · by Simon Green · 103 replies
    12/10/17 | Simon Green
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Jurassic World (2015) Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Beauty and the Beast (2017) Finding Dory (2016) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Toy Story 3 (2010) Iron Man 3 (2013) Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Hunger Games (2012) Wonder Woman (2017) Frozen (2013) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Despicable Me 2 (2013) The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Contrast Thread: Here are the top 20 (box office) films of the 1950's. How many have you seen?

    12/10/2017 11:43:47 AM PST · by Simon Green · 105 replies
    12/10/17 | Simon Green
    I posted a similar thread about more modern films, and while I've seen almost all of them, virtually every response so far is "little" or "none". I thought it might be interesting to contrast a similar list from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Here it is: 1. The Ten Commandments 2. Lady and the Tramp 3. Peter Pan 4. Cinderella 5. Ben-Hur 6. Sleeping Beauty 7. The Bridge on the River Kwai 8. Around the World in 80 Days 9. Rear Window 10. The Greast Show on Earth 11. The Robe 12. Giant 13. From Here to Eternity 14. White...
  • The Star

    11/25/2017 6:06:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | November 23, 2017 | John Mulderig
    The Star A-I (PG) John Mulderig Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:50 AM NEW YORK (CNS) — A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, "The Star" (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. Director Timothy Reckart and screenwriter Carlos Kotkin skillfully balance religious themes such as the importance of prayer and the value of forgiveness with a more secular message about pursuing your dreams. They also throw in a healthy dose of straightforward entertainment. They work their way into the biblical narrative of...
  • Movie Review of "Let There Be Light"

    10/30/2017 4:50:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I saw the movie at an afternoon showing at the Harkins Theater in Yuma, Arizona on 28 October, 2017. I knew the movie dealt with theme of a prominent atheist converting to Christianity. The movie is not an action packed drama, so well loved of Hollywood of late. It deals in personal interrelations and faith.  I suppose you you could say it is a "chick flick".  The opening scene, where the main protagonist "debates" with a Christian academic, is powerful, because it shows the primary value left to secularists: hedonism. I suspect many will be able to relate to...
  • Kevin Sorbo opens up about new film 'Let There Be Light': 'The world has gotten more evil'

    10/29/2017 6:35:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-26-17 | Blanche Johnson
    “The world has gotten darker,” says actor/director Kevin Sorbo, explaining why he’s teamed up with Sean Hannity to bring “Let There Be Light,” a film full of hope, faith and love, to theaters this week. “The world has gotten more evil,” said the 57-year-old actor, who co-wrote the film with his wife, Sam. “And this movie is about bringing lightness to the darkness, because dark hates the light. “People are looking for hope. They are looking for a glimmer of something positive in their lives, because so much negativity happens. Evil, a lot of times, is so hard explain it,...
  • Coming Soon To A Theater Near You

    10/29/2017 6:35:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-29-17 | MOTUS
    Well I’m back and I see Raj and Little Mo did an excellent job keeping you apprised of developing stories in the political swamp. But I’d like to turn our attention for a moment to the Hollywood sewer. George Clooney opened his latest directorial effort, Suburbicon, this week starring Matt Damon: Suburbicon is a confused mishmash of a movie that attempts to blend two different storylines and fails to fully develop either in an engaging fashion. Chris Agar, Screen RantBut its attempt to haphazardly take on a far weightier tale makes Suburbicon a much rarer, and more mesmerizing, kind of...
  • Trump decides to be 'not at all presidential' in ripping Michael Moore's Broadway show

    10/28/2017 8:53:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/2018 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump admitted he couldn’t help himself but take a shot at filmmaker Michael Moore’s Broadway show, which closed last week. Moore’s one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender" essentially was an opportunity for the Michigan documentarian to take shots at Trump on a nightly basis. It closed after its final performance on Oct. 22. Trump was delighted at its ending. “While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!” Trump tweeted. " While not at all presidential I must point out...
  • Will Sean Hannity Save (or Destroy) Hollywood? UPDATED

    10/28/2017 1:12:25 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 Oct 2017 | Roger Simon
    Who would have thought that just as Hollywood was falling apart, its box office receipts in the toilet and its most Oscar-laden producer being revealed to have spent the better part of his life in one, a new producer would come riding in on a white horse to save the entertainment industry and that producer would be... Sean Hannity?! Well, not by himself. The popular Fox News host is flanked by three more seasoned filmmakers — director/actor Kevin Sorbo, his wife, actress/writer Sam Sorbo and longtime screenwriter Dan Gordon. Their film — Let There Be Light — opened Friday in...
  • Mark Wahlberg Says He Asked God’s Forgiveness for ‘Boogie Nights’ Film

    10/24/2017 7:57:22 PM PDT · by be-baw · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams
    Hollywood film star Mark Wahlberg said that the film “Boogie Nights” is at the top of the list of movies he has asked God’s forgiveness for at a youth event hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago last Friday. *snip* The 1997 hit film, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, featured Wahlberg as porn star Dirk Diggler, and earned several Academy Awards nominations. *snip* Last December, the film star made headlines when he publicly chided “out of touch” Hollywood celebrities who were dissing Donald Trump before the presidential elections, urging them to stick to acting.
  • Nolte: Harveywood Ties, Terrible Reviews Threaten Box Office for George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

    10/24/2017 4:35:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Nolte
    Even if terrible reviews and the exploding scandal around Harvey Weinstein were not an issue, past as prologue informs us that director George Clooney’s Suburbicon would still be in trouble. While the Hollywood bubble, which includes the lackey entertainment media, likes to pretend Clooney is a Big Star, moviegoers disagree, most especially when it comes to the films he directs. Other than the forgettable mess that was Monuments Men, which squeaked over $75 million (and probably still lost money), American audiences have expressed a startling indifference towards everything Clooney’s directed. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) grossed just $16 million,...
  • 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...