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  • Your Favorite Biblical Movie?

    04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT · by MNDude · 91 replies
    There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ). What is your favorite Biblical movie?
  • Captain ‘America’: Does the movie lean left, right or libertarian?

    04/16/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    So I finally saw the new Captain America sequel (Oh, and there are spoilers ahead in case you’re planning to see it but are even lazier than I am). Off the bat, I enjoyed it. It moved along well. Good action, blah, blah, blah. Now, on to the controversies. The most pressing of which is the lunacy of Captain America’s shield. The physics make absolutely no sense. In the comics the shield is composed of adamantium, vibranium, and a certain lost/secret ingredient that made replicating the shield impossible. In the first Captain America movie they changed that, saying the shield...
  • His Résumé Before the Age of 4: "I Saw Jesus on a Horse"

    04/16/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeannette Catsoulis
    The wooing of religious moviegoers — a delicate operation, as the “Noah” backlash attests — has been ramping up lately, with major players like Ridley Scott and Ben Kingsley mining the Bible for box office gold. But if there’s such a thing as a safe bet in this genre, it’s “Heaven Is for Real,” a Christian sermon that even the most doctrinaire believer can applaud.
  • Japanese Films about WWII Spark Controversy

    04/14/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Saint X · 84 replies
    USNI News ^ | April 14, 2014 | USNI News
    A film about kamikaze pilots has been playing to packed theaters from Hokkaido to Kyushu since its release in December of 2013, becoming one of the top-grossing Japanese productions of all time. In addition to attracting the admiration of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, “The Eternal Zero” has drawn a fair amount of criticism for being the latest in a string of recent films that mythologize the Japanese role in World War II.
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences. (Hint: it’s not working.)

    04/08/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Ann Hornaday
    Is it just global warming, or has it gotten a tad steamy in the multiplex lately? No sooner had viewers taken in the long, graphic lesbian sex scenes in the French coming-of-age drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” last year than they were treated to “Stranger by the Lake,” a homoerotic thriller (also French) set in a gay cruising site, at which men could be seen pleasuring each other and themselves with unsettling, frankness. ........................................................ The challenge today is that, rather than being relegated to disreputable theaters or scruffy back sections of video stores, porn is on the home entertainment...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    04/07/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriwether in Gone With the Wind and was one of the nine survivors cast adrift from a torpedoed ship in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, has died. She was 96.
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV (RIP, age 93)

    04/07/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/07/2014 | By Susan King
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series of successful shorts that began in 1927 with "Mickey's Circus" and ended with "Mickey's Derby Day" in 1936. But it was at MGM in the 1930s that the diminutive dynamo hit real fame, particularly with the "Andy Hardy" movie series that launched in 1937. While at MGM he earned Oscar nominations for...
  • So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films

    04/05/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. And they enjoy films with A-list actors and big-budget productions, as well. So it’s no surprise that “Noah,” even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you’re a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.And if there’s one thing we know about Hollywood it’s this: if a genre turns a...
  • Review: Noah: A Dark but Engrossing Human Drama

    04/04/2014 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | John Hanlon
    At first, director Darren Aronofsky felt like an odd choice to bring the biblical story Noah to the big screen. Aronofsky is known— in movies like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan and yes, The Wrestler— for casting a camera on pain and the dark side of human existence. Noah is a story of goodness being preserved from the harsh world around it. But the story’s foundation is, at its core, a painfully harsh one and the depiction of that reality is Aronofsky proves that he was the perfect choice to bring this story to the screen. “In the beginning,...
  • The Great Enigma: A celebration of Sir Alec Guinness's life (born 100 years ago today)

    04/02/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 122 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 2, 2014 | Allan Hunter
    Today marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Alec Guinness and to commemorate this, several of his finest films are being reissued on DVD and shown at the cinema. Such fuss would probably have caused the intensely private star acute embarrassment. After all, his good friend John Le Carré once noted how much Guinness "loathes the world's flattery and mistrusts its praise".
  • Top 100 Actresses and Their Best Movies (poll)

    04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    List Challenges ^ | March 31, 2014 | lookingup4783
    These are considered to be the Greatest Actresses in film based on talent, versatility, influence, characterization, charisma, and success in the movie business. (The actors are followed by a movie that showcases their talent.) How many of these great movies have you seen?
  • 'Noah’ and ‘God’s Not Dead’: Graceless and clueless

    04/01/2014 7:18:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Michael Gerson
    Part of this year’s Lenten discipline for many religious people has been to see two bad religious movies, “Noah” and “God’s Not Dead.” Both left me longing for the comparative moral simplicity and integrity of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In “Noah,” the main character is a brooding, misanthropic vegan. One hopes that Russell Crowe, a fine actor, does not end up being typecast a la Charlton Heston. There just aren’t many parts for brooding, misanthropic vegans. The movie itself consists of tedium punctuated by anachronism, sanctimony and animated rock people. It contains just enough spiritual pretention to make you...
  • The 5 Most Successful Biblical Movies Of All Time

    04/01/2014 1:45:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2014 | NATHANAEL ARNOLD, WALL ST. CHEAT SHEET
    The Bible has long been a rich source of story ideas for filmmakers, and recently released movies like Son of God and Noah suggest that the biblical epic genre is far from exhausted. There are many reasons why filmmakers continue to make movies based on biblical stories. The Bible’s familiar stories feature larger-than-life characters, plenty of action, and time-tested storylines. However, from the film producer’s perspective, the primary reason why films based on biblical stories continue to be made is that these films are consistently able to make money. Darren Aronofsky’s interpretation of the biblical story of Noah opened last...
  • How "Noah" And "God’s Not Dead" Are Making The Bible Popular Again At The Movies

    03/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/31/2014 | Adam B. Vary
    It may not quite approach the stature of building an ark to withstand an epochal flood, but the box office success of Noah this weekend — which opened with an estimated gross of $44 million — is still something of a remarkable feat. No other overtly Bible-themed feature film has opened anywhere close to that amount since 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, doubly remarkable considering that director Darren Aronofsky’s $125 million adaptation of the Old Testament story faced serious opposition from Christian groups that objected to perceived liberties the film takes with the biblical text. The film pulled in...
  • The Secrets Behind John Wayne's Many Names

    03/30/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Enk
    Can you believe the real name of one pop culture's most prominent icons of rugged American masculinity was... 'Marion'? The Duke himself (another name he went by, originally belonging to his boyhood pooch) would argue that the name 'John Wayne' is just as real as the one that appeared on his birth certificate. The Hollywood legend didn't take his aliases lightly; each represented a different persona in the late actor's life and career, a subject explored in Scott Eyman's exhaustively researched new biography, "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." "In Wayne's own mind, he was Duke Morrison," writes Eyman in...
  • "God's Not Dead" Matches 1st Week Revenue....Unheard Of fFeat!!!

    03/30/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Vanity
    Amazing screen performance: "God's Not Dead" Looks like God is doing his thing with a bit of help from film viewers, the Duck Commander, Willie Robertson, his great wife, Corie and the magnificent cast and production group led by Actor Kevin Sorbo, etc.!!! As Winston Churchill proclaimed to Herr Hitler after the Battle of Britain..."We are coming for you!!!" and then began sustained, night & day bombing of German Factories & Cities by the RAF & the AAF....we, the people, proclaim to anti-religion, Christian hater, POTUS, Obama, his Godless Academia lap dogs and his media Obamabots: "We, the God believers,...
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 03/29/2014 | By ANITA BUSCH
    Estimates for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah are now anywhere from $41M to $44.6M based on a strong $15M Friday box office. I wondered while writing the box office last night if Southern CA audiences watching the film when the earthquake hit got a little seasick thinking how realistic the special effects were. Noah (PAR) was playing like a mainstream movie when it opened, but that bump indicates that it had some cross-over from the faith-based audiences which continue to keep God’s Not Dead in business. noahmovieAlthough based on the Biblical story, Noah doesn’t mention the name God once – how funny...
  • Hollywood Blacklist

    03/29/2014 6:19:45 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 10 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | March 29, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    Kevin Sorbo, star of God’s Not Dead told a reporter at Faith, Media & Culture that by simply voting for the best person, that, in itself, is enough to get me blacklisted in Hollywood. Marius Forte, who co-authored with Sam Sorbo, radio talk show host and wife of Kevin Sorbo, The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven notes: We all know that Hollywood leans left and is uncomfortable with a Christian based message. Left-wing Hollywood seems impervious to the fact that God’s Not Dead opened on only 780 screens yet the movie, without benefiting from a mega-media roll-out that often...
  • Noah, The Film: All Washed Up

    03/29/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 72 replies
    World of the Bible Ministroes ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Randall Price
    The pre-release advertising promoting the movie Noah made a point of stating that while the director took artistic license in the production it was still faithful to the biblical story. Early theater previews were carefully edited to appeal to people of faith, but this is the least biblical “biblical film” of all time! However, to be charitable, the bare outline of the Flood story is present, but after that artistic license has taken the film so far afield of anything resembling the Bible that it is offensive to people of faith. To say that the biblical story was watered down...
  • Box Office: 'Noah' Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers

    03/29/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 69 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Saturday, March 28, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Darren Aronofsky's controversial biblical epic Noah is winning over faith-based and mainstream moviegoers alike at the North American box office, ending weeks of speculation as to whether the filmmaker's darker take on the story of Noah and his Ark would be a turnoff for more devout moviegoers. The Paramount and New Regency movie easily topped the Friday chart with $15.2 million from 3,567 theaters for a projected $41 million to $43 million weekend, a strong start. Overseas, Noah is likewise prospering, grossing an early $28.3 million from only 21 markets (many of those opened Friday) and coming in ahead of...
  • 'Noah' Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking

    03/29/2014 9:19:22 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 59 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 3-28-14 | John Nolte
    When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic "Noah" would be "the least biblical film ever made," that was not hyperbole. "Noah" is a brilliant, compelling, beautifully-mounted, beautifully-acted piece of storytelling conceived for the sinister purpose of leading people to believe that Christianity and Judaism are something they are not. And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not? I have absolutely no problem with a filmmaker taking a biblical story and adding or subtracting from it as a way to craft a...
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr., Creator of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 91

    03/29/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Lorenzo Semple Jr., the creator of the campily classic Batman TV series who went on to craft such big-screen paranoid thrillers as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor -- though he would be replaced on both films -- has died. He turned 91 on Thursday... Semple’s résumé also includes the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman escape tale Papillon (1973); Paul Newman’s Harper sequel The Drowning Pool (1975); Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong (1976) starring Jessica Lange; and the rogue James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983)...
  • Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)

    03/29/2014 5:59:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 28, 2014 | Barbara Nicolosi
    Let me just start by saying two words which you can accept as fair warning to avoid this stupidest movie in years: Rock People.Need more? Tragiclly, as Western Civilization continues to decay all around us, one thing remains unmuddled: everything is politics. And nowhere is that more true than in media. The same polarization that fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and then got him rehired, and made Mel Gibson $600 million, and then lost him his Hollywood career, and made half the world want to canonize Roman Polanski with the other half wanting him castrated — these are the...
  • Hey, "Noah" Supporters, Enough with the Guilt Trip Already!

    03/29/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT · by usconservative · 34 replies
    TownHall.Com ^ | March 29thy, 2004 | Todd Starnes
    (Excerpt) Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky promised to create the least biblical, biblical movie ever made. And based on the early reviews of his film -- Mr. Aronofsky made good on his promise. He left the word "God" completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family. I also had some issues with the rock creatures portrayed in the film. Forefathers of "The Thing," perhaps?
  • Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (Spoilers for you to decide whether or not the movie's worth watching)

    03/28/2014 9:33:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/28/2014 | By: Erick Erickson
    I don’t get all the claims of radical environmentalism in Noah. I saw it last night. I did not draw out of it the environmentalism. In the movie, Noah took the position that all mankind had corrupted the earth with sin and God intended to wipe them all out. Noah presumed God would wipe him and his family out too once all the animals were saved. Sure, Noah was a vegetarian and the bad guys are meat eaters who do to the earth what Saruman did, but I don’t really see the whacked out radical environmentalism. It’s more thematic of...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...
  • Noah: Five Negative Features about this Film

    03/27/2014 12:35:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 03/27/2014 | Ed Stetzer
    by Ed Stetzer March 3, 2014 The following post is a guest post from Dr. Jerry Johnson. Jerry A. Johnson, Ph.D., is President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). He's a theologian who has taught on cinema and theology. This post is about the March 28, 2014 movie Noah. I interviewed Jerry about the film last week at the NRB meeting. In that interview, he mentioned asking Paramount to add a disclaimer and they just did (see the bottom of this post). Last Friday, Jerry shared five positives of Noah, and today he's sharing five negatives. Here are...
  • Opinion: Cesar Chavez ... Who? [Hagiographic Film on Alinsky Disciple]

    03/28/2014 6:17:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/25/14 | Raoul Lowery Contreras
    ....Hollywood has finally discovered Mexican Americans and turned its attention to Cesar Chavez as if all Mexican Americans adore Chavez. A movie partly based on fact will open this week in 400 theaters. I predict it will fail at the box office. Why? Fact: only 5 percent of all American Hispanics are rural, thus 95 percent are city people who could care less about Mexican or Mexican American farm workers.
  • Glenn Beck Saw ‘Noah’ Over the Weekend, and He’s Calling It the ‘Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre’

    03/26/2014 11:38:49 PM PDT · by GraceG · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck was invited to see “Noah” by an executive vice president of Paramount Pictures over the weekend, who requested that the multimedia personality see the movie before taking a position on it with his audience. “I felt like kind of a dirtball, basing my review on something that I hadn’t seen, on someone else’s review,” Beck said on radio Monday. “That’s what people do to me. They don’t listen or watch, then they review. It was wrong of me to do.” Unfortunately — though Beck said everyone at Paramount was extremely gracious — he has only more words of...
  • Top 10 Movies of the 1970s

    03/25/2014 4:42:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 185 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    This decade saw Hollywood focus on the harsh truths of war, rich cinematography movies on a blockbuster scale. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, in this installment of our series on the greatest movies of all time, we're counting down our picks for the top 10 movies of the 1970s.
  • Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to Open on Same Day in U.S., China

    03/24/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 24, 2014 | Clifford Coonan
    Upcoming Johnny Depp-starring sci-fi thriller Transcendence will open in China as a day-and-date release with the United States on April 18 -- and China will be the only territory where the film will be screened in 3D, the Beijing-based studio DMG, co-producers of the film with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros., told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Box Office: What's Behind the Surprising Success of the Christian Movie, 'God's Not Dead'?

    03/24/2014 3:13:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Moviefone ^ | 03/24/2014 | Gary Susman
    Take that, Friedrich Nietzsche. The biggest surprise this weekend at the box office was not the success of "Divergent," which was widely expected to be the far-and-away frontrunner (and was, with an estimated $55.0 million). Nor was it the weak opening of "Muppets Most Wanted" (debuting at No. 2, with an estimated $16.5 million). Rather, it was the movie that opened in fifth place, "God's Not Dead." Unlike the two big-budget movies at the top, both of which opened on more than 3,200 screens, "God's Not Dead" was released by the small independent distributor Freestyle on just 780 screens, and...
  • They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

    03/23/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kat Chow
    <p>As for Mara's ethnicity? She's not Native American. Folks are passing around an online petition that asks Warner Bros. to "stop casting white actors to play people of color."</p> <p>2. If you're particularly ticked off when a white character is played by a person of color, then you're probably not pleased that Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Fruitvale Station), who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he's not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he's a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm. (There was an android Human Torch once. To the extent that androids have ethnic identities, the android's was probably Anglo-Saxon.) If casting a black actor to play a white superhero irks you, this probably will, too.</p>
  • Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

    03/23/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Lee
    James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65. The veteran character actor passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21). Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki.
  • In Pictures: James Bond's Classic Cars

    03/22/2014 10:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    This Aston Martin DB5 is one of more than 50 vehicles on display at the exhibition in Covent Garden. It featured in the 1995 Bond film Goldeneye in which Pierce Brosnan made his debut in spectacular style in an exhilarating car chase involving this car and villain Xenia Onatopp's Ferrari F355. Picture: Lewis Whyld
  • Jennifer Lawrence lip-syncs, crazily dances to Santana in deleted 'American Hustle' scene

    03/19/2014 3:13:16 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Chiderah Monde
    Jennifer Lawrence got an Oscar nod for her acting chops in "American Hustle," but it's her crazy dancing and lip-syncing skills in a deleted scene that really deserve the academy's highest honor. A captivating 4-minute outtake from the movie shows Lawrence, 23, as the cynical Roselyn Rosenfeld, vacuuming her living room while dancing and mouthing the words to Santana's 1969 song "Evil Ways." The three-time Oscar nominee whips her hair back and forth, rolls the vacuum cleaner around, flails her arms, and even gets down on all fours while singing about how her "house is dark and her pots are...
  • Mozart Bond

    03/18/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2007 | iBand IguJoo
    Mozart Bond
  • "Life After PI"--the Oscar winning FX company goes bankrupt

    03/16/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2014 | LS
    For you movie buffs, this is a fascinating documentary called "Life After Pi" about the special effects company called Rhythm and Hues that did the incredible effects for "Life of Pi" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." They begin by blaming "foreign subsidies" (i.e., Canadian and British subsidies for outsourcing work, often to Vancouver) and feature Obama making one of his typical stupid appearances calling for "supporting" Hollywood. But then you lean that this company, which has been in business for over 20 years, was using a poor, unsustainable business model in that it would bid "fixed" price contracts on...
  • Best and Worst Remakes?

    03/15/2014 8:44:52 PM PDT · by MNDude · 159 replies
    It seems there countless remakes of movies (RoboCop, Planet of the Apes, Total Recall, etc.) So is your favorite and most hated remakes of movies?
  • SO LONG, STARMAN! Ken Utsui: 1931-2014

    03/15/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett
    Starman actor Ken Utsui passed away on March 14, 2014, of chronic respiratory failure. He was 82. Although Utsui was a prolific actor for many decades, he is best known in the United States as Starman (a.k.a. Super Giant), the Shintoho superhero who fought a bevy of outlandish creatures in the late 1950s.
  • ‘Son of God’ part of flood of new Bible-based films

    Son of God, by 20th Century Fox, grossed $25.6 million in its debut weekend, Feb. 28 to March 2, placing second to Non-Stop at the box office. The film spins off from last year’s History channel series The Bible, by reality TV producer Mark Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey. It’s joined by a number of other Bible-based films headed to the big screen with star-studded casts in the coming months. Noah from Paramount Pictures opens on March 28, with Russell Crowe as the man instructed by God to build an ark. Exodus from 20th Century Fox is slated...
  • Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92

    03/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas, a last link to Hollywood's studio age who retired in 2010, died of age-related illnesses at his longtime Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn...
  • Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting

    03/13/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2014 | Tamarah Lush/ Associated Press
    A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors. Curtis Reeves' son, Matthew Reeves, told detectives that his father texted him at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 13, the documents show.... Matthew Reeves said he had walked into the dark theater while the previews were playing and looked around for his parents. It was then, investigators said, that Reeves shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson.... A judge ruled Wednesday that the...
  • Nicolas Cage Slams Film Critics, Fame, Defends Bill Clinton

    03/11/2014 8:40:24 PM PDT · by This Just In · 95 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 11, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Actor Nicolas Cage isn't a fan of fame in 2014. The mercurial actor, discussing a variety of subjects at the SXSW festival in Austin earlier today, slammed the state of celebrity as well as modern film criticism. In short, too many people are famous for being famous, not talented. And film critics seem obsessed with things that have little to do with the movie in question.
  • Connecticut could be 1st state to curb loud movies

    03/08/2014 5:56:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 9:35 AM EST | John Christoffersen
    Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that’s drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America. The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theaters from showing a film or preview that exceeded 85 decibels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends noise should be kept below 85 decibels for workers for eight hours to minimize hearing loss. …
  • Louisiana Is The Shocking New Movie-Making Capital Of The World

    03/06/2014 7:01:51 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    BI ^ | 36-2014 | Todd Cunningham
    Louisiana Is The Shocking New Movie-Making Capital Of The World The Wrap Todd Cunningham, The Wrap Mar. 6, 2014, 6:56 PM When it comes to major movies, California is no longer the world's production capital — that would be Louisiana, according to a new study released Thursday. Eighteen of the 108 films released last year that were produced by the major studios and the five biggest independents were shot in the Bayou State, according to the 2013 Feature Film Production Study from FilmL.A., the region's non-profit permitting agency. Paramount's “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Focus Features’ “Dallas Buyers Club” and Warner Bros.’...
  • Why Are Jesus Movies Always Lame?

    03/03/2014 7:00:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 03/03/2013 | By Matthew Paul Turner
    I never want to see Jesus again. Not in a movie, at least. Not after sitting through two hours and 18 minutes of Son of God, the latest tragedy about the life of Jesus and the acting career of Roma Downey, the onetime Touched By An Angel star who, in addition to playing Mary, produced the film with her husband, Mark Burnett. Having watched some of History Channel’s The Bible, the 10-hour mini series from which most of Son of God was pieced together, I already knew Jesus Starring Roma Downey wasn’t going to be great. (Nothing starring Roma Downey...
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    03/02/2014 8:02:33 AM PST · by Borges · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/2/2014 | Tim Page
    Alain Resnais, a French filmmaker who directed a riveting early documentary about Nazi concentration camps and whose later films “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” and “Last Year at Marienbad” melded opulent, baroque imagery with complicated narratives that could be as puzzling as they were compelling, died March 1 in Paris. He was 91. Producer Jean-Louis Livi confirmed that Mr. Resnais had died but did not provide a cause of death. Mr. Resnais, a major figure in international cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, was occasionally linked to the “new wave” of unconventional French filmmakers, including François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. The new...
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    03/01/2014 6:25:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
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