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  • Must See Churchill(DARKEST HOUR movie)

    01/19/2018 6:48:05 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2018 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    I plan to see it a third time. The other day I went to see DARKEST HOUR, the movie about Winston Churchill’s heroics in the spring of 1940 in steeling the British upper classes to resist Hitler and to relieve Dunkirk by sending off a civilian armada to rescue the British army from the Nazis. The hour was very dark indeed. Aware as you might be of my aversion to movies, allow me to astound you further. This was not the first time I went to see Darkest Hour. It was the second time! I might see it again. The...
  • Movie Theater Attendance Hits 24-Year Low, Ticket Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent

    01/18/2018 6:43:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 17, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    The National Alliance of Theater Owners (NATO) announced Wednesday that the national ticket average for 2017 rose 3.7 percent year-over-year to $8.93, up from $8.65 last year. At that average, the estimated number of movie tickets sold last year is 1.23 billion. While that is only a rough estimate that does not account for the higher ticket prices for premium formats and theaters in more expensive cities like New York and Los Angeles, NATO’s estimate is the lowest since 1993, when “Jurassic Park” was the top grossing film of the year and an estimated 1.24 billion tickets were sold.
  • The 15:17 To Paris

    01/17/2018 6:42:42 AM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 19 replies
    Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris,” is based on true events, where three American heroes stopped a terrorist on a Paris train in 2015, and it is causing the Hollywood crowd to go nuts. They just tried to put the kibosh on certain scenes that didn’t fit their liberal agenda, and boy, that made Eastwood mad. So, the famous actor and director who voted for President Donald Trump just slapped the leftists hard with a brutal surprise. You’re going to love it.
  • China Box Office: 'Jumanji' Clobbers Competition With $40M, 'Last Jedi' Crashes and Burns

    01/16/2018 8:48:22 PM PST · by cba123 · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8:31 PM PST 1/14/2018 | by Patrick Brzeski
    Has a nice wrap-up of the story, at the link. I saw this movie. Liked it.
  • Gary Oldman on playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour | Film4 (video)

    01/15/2018 4:11:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    Video LinkI haven't seen the movie yet but I am enough of a Churchill and Gary Oldman fan to know this is a winner.I will buy this film when it comes on the market. In the meantime, enjoy and study.
  • Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Gets Banned in Lebanon

    01/14/2018 11:05:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/14/2018 | Tatiana Siegel
    A source involved with the film's international rollout says the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks drama was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list. Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post just days before the film is set to premiere in Beirut. A source involved with The Post's international rollout says the movie, which stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg due to his Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler's List (the 1993 film shot some...
  • Darkest Hour

    01/07/2018 7:01:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Churchill is an abidingly popular role with big-time actors once the receding hairline and expanding girth of middle-age set in. Sometimes the player is too evidently suited to the part - one thinks of Robert Hardy on telly in the Eighties - and the jowly gravitas gets clanked around as if Winnie wandered Chartwell and Westminster in never-was-so-much-owed mode 24/7. On the literal face of it, the man who brought both Sid Vicious and Commissioner Gordon to the silver screen is one of the least obvious cinematic Winstons ever, and he wears his lavish prosthetics with a very light touch....
  • The Beatles sing about Star Wars [satire]

    01/14/2018 2:32:36 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 14, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Beatles sing about Star Wars The Beatles perform their critically acclaimed album Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans.The first two videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYD3QtyEGGM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhFyX1IkjAMComplete playlist:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8s6sSjUyaxUk3mCUqiNuJiMNxs9QdthO
  • Mark Wahlberg and Agency Give $2M to Time's Up Fund After Pay Discrepancy Outcry (Michelle Williams)

    01/13/2018 1:39:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 13, 2018 | Kim Masters, Gregg Kilday
    Wahlberg and WME are making the donation in the name of Michelle Williams, the co-star paid 1 percent of what Wahlberg was on 'All the Money in the World' reshoots. Bowing to an outcry over the wage disparity on the reshoots of All the Money in the World, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor have agreed to donate $2 million to the Time's Up fund to combat harassment and pay inequities in Hollywood. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in...
  • Keanu Reeves to produce and appear in John Wick spin-off series on Starz

    01/12/2018 7:38:23 PM PST · by Teflonic · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Cassie Carpenter
    John Wick: Chapter 3 doesn't hit theaters until 2019, but fans can catch Keanu Reeves' ex-hitman in Starz's small-screen spin-off of the successful franchise called The Continental. 'You can expect to see him at some point of the series,' Starz programming head Carmi Zlotnik said Friday at the TCA winter press tour - according to Deadline. The evergreen 53-year-old will also executive produce the show centered around the Continental Hotel, the JW unverse's refuge for Los Angeles' criminal underworld. Producer-writer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Man in the High Castle) pens The Continental and serves as showrunner....
  • Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung Talk ‘First They Killed My Father’ And Honoring Cambodian History

    01/07/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Written by Jolie and Ung, First They Killed My Father is Cambodia’s official entry for this year’s Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race. Jolie, who has dual citizenship in America and Cambodia, was selected by the government to represent the Southeast Asian country — which is remarkable considering she is a Western woman. The Netflix film is about Cambodian author and human rights activist Ung’s life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. The film is the adaptation of Ung’s memoir about surviving the deadly...
  • Flashback: The First Golden Globe Award for "Best Film" and "Best Actress" Went to a Religious Film

    01/07/2018 3:15:48 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    1/7/2018 | Vanity
    The first Golden Globes were held in 1943, and the award for Best Film went to the film "The Song of Bernadette" starring Jennifer Jones, who also won the award for Best Actress for her role as Saint Bernadette. The movie is based on the novel, which according to Ignatius Press, "tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in 1940, and wrote this moving story to fulfill a promise he made to God. While...
  • The Post and Spielberg's Problem with the Truth

    01/06/2018 1:51:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | Robert Kirk
    I have some personal knowledge regarding the movie The Post and its subject matter, the Pentagon Papers. At the time the Pentagon Papers began to be published in the summer of 1971, my father was highly placed in the Internal Security Division of the Justice Department and participated in the decision-making process regarding prosecution of the Pentagon Papers cases. I have a specific recollection around that time of my father at the breakfast table with the family, on several mornings, suddenly breaking out in a cursing rage. I was perplexed by this behavior, but after a while, a pattern emerged....
  • Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women

    01/05/2018 1:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 5, 2018
    A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations. One of the new accusers says Haggis forced her to perform X, then raped her. And another of the new women speaking out told the Associated Press that before she managed to run away, Haggis told her, “I need to be inside you.”
  • Jennifer Garner isn’t a bad-looking man

    01/03/2018 3:44:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2018 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Jennifer Garner made her debut as a man on Tuesday. The 45-year-old actress posted a snap to Instagram in which she’s made up to look like a man — and not a bad-looking one! SNIP But the hashtags Garner added revealed more details. It turns out the snap was from a 2011 film that was never made because she discovered she was pregnant.
  • Top 7 Box Office Christian Films of 2017

    01/02/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | Jeannie Law
    Faith-based films continue to maintain their momentum at the box office and 2017's list of top-grossing inspirational movies produced by Christians includes films about loss, the journey to faith, and even the first religious animation film in nearly 20 years. Here is a list of the seven highest-grossing Christian films of 2017 in order of top-earnings. 1. "The Shack" grossed $57,386,418 (Lionsgate) "The Shack" is based on The New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The film was released on 2,888 silver screens on March 3 and as the film's synopsis says, the cinematic journey takes viewers on...
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • Review: In 'Loveless,' a Broken Family and a Lost Nation

    01/01/2018 1:59:35 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Jeanette Catsoulis
    Unfolding beneath skies the color and density of damp concrete, “Loveless,” the fifth feature from the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (after his notable 2014 drama, “Leviathan”), uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment. And oh, his gaze is pitiless. Set in Moscow in the autumn of 2012, the picture sits on the screen with an almost physical weight, its heaviness as much to do with the bleakly beautiful visuals and painstaking pacing as the bitter divorce at its center. Boris and Zhenya (Alexey Rozin and Maryana Spivak) loathe each other, their vitriol...
  • The Lies of ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Post’

    01/01/2018 1:18:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Dec 2017 | Peggy Noonan
    By Peggy Noonan Dec. 28, 2017 7:03 p.m. ET 1222 COMMENTS We often write of the urgent need for more truth in politics. A hope for 2018 is more truth in art and entertainment, too. The past week I watched the Netflix series “The Crown” and Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Post.” Each is enjoyable, yet fails in the same significant way. There’s dramatic license, which is necessary or nothing’s fun, and historical truth, which is necessary or nothing’s understood. Ideally in any work they more or less coexist, however imperfectly. But in “The Crown” and “The Post” the balance is...
  • 2017 Box Office: Global Revenue Hits Record as Movie Attendance Plummets in U.S. (27 Year Low) (tr)

    01/01/2018 8:40:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 31, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    Revenue in North America for the year dipped 2.3 percent, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3 percent uptick at the worldwide box office. The performance of the 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance plummeted in North America to a likely 27-year low, although an official tally won't come in until the average ticket price for the fourth quarter is calculated by the National Association of Theater Owners. And while domestic ticket sales crossed $11 billion for only the third time in history to clock in at $11.12 billion, revenue dipped 2.3 percent...