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  • Why You Should #DumpStarWars

    12/09/2016 8:18:59 PM PST · by KyCats · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 09, 2016 | Scott Greer
    "But the actions of the Rogue One writers is a lot more than that. Their tweets, particularly the safety pin emblem, is an obvious attempt to make the film a political statement against Trump and his supporters. The evil Empire is a white supremacist, Trump-esque organization, while the Rebellion are all those scrappy college kids demanding a safe space from the president-elect." Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/why-you-should-dumpstarwars/#ixzz4SPBsE5Tm
  • ROKU USERS

    12/02/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by V K Lee · 54 replies
    Roku users there are now new channels available for your consideration. Last night we found several, one being Countless Classics. This channel for both old classics, both movies and TV. In addition,there are at this time Christmas channels All is free. Check it out https://www.rokuguide.com/channels/countless-classics-free-movies New Roku channels https://www.rokuguide.com/channels/ MERRY CHRISTMAS! AMERICA WAS GIVEN AN EARLY GIFT THIS YEAR!!!
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis Grants Martin Scorsese’s Christianity Epic Silence a Vatican Premiere

    11/23/2016 2:25:57 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    iNews ^ | November 23, 2016 | Adam Sherwin
    It’s nearly 30 years since the Vatican condemned Martin Scorsese’s “blasphemous” The Last Temptation of Christ. But now the director’s new Christianity epic Silence has won the Pope’s seal of approval with a premiere screening at the seat of the Roman Catholic church. The Oscar-tipped Silence, the story of two Jesuit missionaries sent into the Japanese jungle in the 17th century, will receive its first public screening at the Vatican, in front of an audience of several hundred Jesuits. Scorsese will present the film and is expected to meet Pope Francis, a film fan who shares a passion for Italian...
  • Thanksgiving Movie Recommendation - Event Horizon

    11/23/2016 10:17:38 AM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 58 replies
    If you're looking to chill out and watch a movie that will "stick with you" for months then I recommend "Even Horizon". This movie is by far one of the best Sci-Fi movies of it's time, though overlooked. I am posting the preview but if you're like me you should stop after the first 15 seconds so you go into the film not knowing anything about it. One thing I will tell however is that this film is deeply unsettling with a palpable sense of doom, and it's scary because of what it doesn't show you. Event Horizon Trailer ......
  • J.K. Rowling’s Latest Is Really About Gay Liberation

    11/15/2016 9:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | | Kyle Smith
    J.K. Rowling’s latest fantasy blockbuster explores a clandestine world of stylish, secretive creatures who live undetected among an oblivious, mistrustful majority in New York City, and have their own cool underground bars. That’s right: “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” is a gay-liberation epic. It might be the gayest superhero movie since “X-Men: First Class.” “First Class” hit theaters in 2011, a time when the gay-marriage debate was feverish, whereas today gay rights seemingly aren’t much in jeopardy.
  • It's Nov. 5 - watch V for Vendetta tonight (vanity)

    11/05/2016 9:03:50 AM PDT · by polymuser · 28 replies
    mone ^ | 11/5/2016 | polymuser
    It's November 5, a key date in the "V for Vendetta" movie.
  • 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?
  • The Day After (1983)

    11/04/2016 5:38:56 PM PDT · by Tuxedo · 87 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tuxedo
    I remember watching this Live on television in 1983. I find it especially upsetting the way Obama and Hillary keep saying things about Donald Trump and his finger on the button, when they are engaged in sabre-rattling with Russia. Maybe they need to take a look at this movie again. I was in Hiroshima a month ago and went to the Peace Park and Museum. What I saw there will never leave my mind. I fear seriously for our future if Hillary gets elected.
  • HOLLYWOOD'S LATEST LOVE: GENDER-SWAPPING

    11/03/2016 12:22:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | November 3, 2016 | Lindsey Bahr
    In November 2014, then Sony chief Amy Pascal sent an email to the team behind their planned "Ghostbusters" reboot. "I saw (Jerry) Weintraub last night and he told me that he and (Warner Bros.) were doing a female version of ("Ocean's Eleven"). We gotta beat everyone," Pascal wrote. The twist on their new "Ghostbusters," of course, was that it was to star women as the paranormal hunters instead of men.
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • 'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

    11/01/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84. Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.
  • Tammy Grimes, the Original 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' Dies at 82

    11/01/2016 11:11:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Anita Gates
    Tammy Grimes, the throaty actress and singer who conquered Broadway at the age of 26, winning a Tony Award for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and went on to a distinguished stage career, died on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82... Ms. Grimes made films, including "Play It as It Lays," "The Last Unicorn" and "Slaves of New York," and appeared in dozens of television movies and series (including her own short-lived sitcom, "The Tammy Grimes Show," in 1966). But the starring role in the film version of "Molly Brown" (1964) went to Debbie Reynolds, who had...
  • Mel Brooks’ Hilarious Secrets Behind the Making of ‘Young Frankenstein’

    10/31/2016 9:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2016 | Michael Riedel
    ‘Young Frankenstein” is one of those movies that, when it crops up on TCM, you drop everything and laugh yourself silly till the credits roll. You know all the lines by heart: “What hump?” “No tongue!” “Put . . . the . . . candle . . . back.” But here, from Brooks’ delightful new book, “Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film,” are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits you probably don’t know.
  • Rest in Peace: John Zacherle a.k.a. Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

    10/28/2016 8:24:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Dread Central ^ | October 28, 2016 | Steve Barton
    What we have here is the end of an era. One of the few remaining famed original horror movie hosts, John Zacherle, known affectionately to fans as Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, has passed on at the age of 98! That's quite a run and we're all a lot creepier as a result of his illustrious career! Zacherley was an American television host, radio personality and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character "Roland/Zacherley," he also did...
  • New Obama Movie Declares, 'Before He Gave Hope...He Was Barry'

    10/22/2016 6:57:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 21, 2016 | Callista Ring
    Another gushy movie about President Obama will surface a month after the election. The Root reported that Netflix will be releasing an original movie, Barry, documenting Obama’s early college years. The teaser trailed released Thursday featured a brazenly inspirational message that read, “Before he gave hope, before he created change, before he made us believe ‘we can,’ he was Barry.” This gushy movie probably doesn’t resemble anything like the 2006 movie portraying the fictional assassination of George Bush, Death of a President. According to Entertainment Weekly, the official description for the move states, “In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment,...
  • Must see movie "Amerigeddon"

    10/19/2016 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 10 replies
    MPS Studios ^ | 2016 | Mike Norris
    Must see movie for all Freepers. "A fictional depiction of a future wherein a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations to disable the United States' power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed with strong survival skills and the remains of the Second Amendment to save America and reclaim its freedom."
  • Female Victims, Male Abusers, ... in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the Train

    10/19/2016 2:54:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2016 | Armond White
    Full title: Female Victims, Male Abusers, Revenge of the Sisters in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train, last week’s top box-office film, is so thoroughly lousy that it augurs a horrible future for the American movie-going plebiscite. This woman’s revenge story (dramatized in triplicate, with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson as suburban white women who suffer psychic abuse by a male) promotes perverse “feminist” sisterhood... In [André] Téchiné’s new film, Being 17, a white French youth falls in love with an Algerian teenager while contending with adolescent urges and stress...
  • 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...
  • Box Office: 'Birth of a Nation' Falters With $7M

    10/09/2016 9:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 9, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Embattled filmmaker Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama had hoped to cross $10 million in its debut; 'Girl on the Train,' starring Emily Blunt, easily places No. 1. Two years after Gone Girl gripped audiences, Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train opened to a solid $24.7 million from 3,133 theaters at the North American box office, easily winning the race ahead of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation.
  • Did HBO’s new Westworld rip off Fallout 4 imagery?

    10/06/2016 9:52:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    moelane.com ^ | 08/28/2016 | Moe Lane
    There’s a scene from the latest trailer that is remarkably evocative of how the Institute makes synths. Starts at 0:54....
  • The Making of Full Metal Jacket

    10/02/2016 8:24:38 AM PDT · by NFHale · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 16, 2014 | MakingOfHollywood
    The Actors, including R. Lee. Ermy, talking about the making of Full Metal Jacket and working with Stanley Kubrick.
  • Name the most BORING Movie You Ever Saw

    10/01/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 448 replies
    Self | October 1, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    A few days ago I watched the 2015 movie, "Steve Jobs" on the Tube. One word description: BORING!!! Despite great material to work with, it was one big borefest. Aaron Sorkin's scipt was largely to blame. It didn't feel like real people involved talking. It came off as a platform for SorkinSpeak. You can always tell a movie he has written. It has his peculiar SorkinSpeak which consists of rapid fire chit chat signifying nothing. Okay, that is my idea of the most boring movie that I have ever seen. What is yours? Remember, this doesn't mean WORST movie, only...
  • Tim Burton Explains Why 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' Features A White Cast

    09/30/2016 5:50:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Bustle ^ | 9-29-16 | RACHEL SIMON
    "Nowadays, people are talking about it more," he says regarding film diversity. But "things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just... I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies."
  • 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...
  • The Media’s Female African Chess ‘Prodigy’ Is Actually Nothing Of The Sort (New Disney Movie)

    09/23/2016 7:33:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 59 replies
    Dailt Caller ^ | 9-22-2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Her actual performance in the chess world shows these to be puff pieces with very little attention paid to empirical fact. Mutesi has no doubt achieved something as a young Ugandan girl living in poverty, to capture the attention of the world, but that something she accomplished is not being good at chess. She achieved her highest chess rating in 2012, a 1686, as listed by FIDE. As of September 2016, her rating has dropped to 1622. FIDE lists that from the 40th Olympiad in 2012, to April 2016, she played a grand total of 39 matches and never scored...
  • Revealed! Superstar Actor Raped Child Star Corey Haim

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • '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...
  • This ‘Grease’ conspiracy theory will totally bum you out

    09/08/2016 10:09:27 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 201 | Andrea Morabito
    The conspiracy theory, which is being recirculated thanks to a Reddit thread, claims that Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John, was actually dead, or dying, throughout the entirety of the 1978 movie. The user, who first posted the theory three years ago, cites the lyrics to the film’s opening number, “Summer Nights,” which says that when Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy first met, he “saved her life, she nearly drowned” — and argues that Sandy actually died on the beach that day. Another Redditor took things even darker, claiming that Danny was also dead the whole time and made up the...
  • “Sully” breathtakingly depicts what may be the most remarkable half-hour in NYC history.

    09/07/2016 7:51:39 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7 2016 | Lou Lumenick
    Tom Hanks is perfect in the thrilling ‘Sully’ “Sully” breathtakingly depicts what may be the most remarkable half-hour in NYC history. Six minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (a terrific Tom Hanks) safely glided his disabled passenger jet onto the Hudson River. In 24 minutes, all 155 passengers and crew members were safely evacuated.
  • Controversial Moments Hidden In Disney Movies

    09/07/2016 11:24:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | Looper
    When you think of Disney movies, you think of safe, wholesome fun for the entire family. But based on this list, maybe instead you should think about sad orphans and the literal embodiment of death appearing in a man's eyes shortly before he meets his grisly demise. Here are some of the most controversial moments hidden in Disney movies...
  • A group of Hindu Republicans is enlisting Bollywood stars to get Indian-Americans to vote for Trump

    09/06/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Quartz | September 1, 2016 | Maria Thomas
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/771656/a-group-of-hindu-republicans-is-enlisting-bollywood-stars-to-get-indian-americans-to-vote-for-trump/
  • Hacksaw Ridge, review: Mel Gibson's first film in a decade is fantastically moving

    09/05/2016 10:48:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-03-2016 | Staff
    Director: Mel Gibson; Starring: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths. Cert tbc, 131 mins. What could have possibly attracted Mel Gibson to the story of Desmond Doss, a man whose unconventional religious beliefs made him a pariah among his peers, but who, once the system had learned to grudgingly accommodate him, worked wonders and saved souls through sheer force of conviction? Desmond was a committed Seventh Day Adventist and pacifist who served as a US Army medic at Okinawa, saving 75 lives without ever lifting a weapon – and the curiously ideal subject for...
  • Venice Film Review: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

    09/04/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    Mel Gibson has made a move about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November,...
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • Quality Streaming Entertainment to watch?

    08/29/2016 2:54:43 PM PDT · by gopgal4life · 69 replies
    Vanity | gopgal4life
    I am a very long time lurker (typically in the articles section), FR feeds my soul, you could say, and always has. I rarely post, though. Don't judge me but I think my last comment was about Mitt running for prez back in 2011-ish. I am now firmly planted in the Trump camp and I have been since he announced in June 2015. Anyhoo, my post today is non-political. I decided to post today because I have been looking for online streaming entertainment to watch and I am dismayed at the popularity of all the Dark, Dark material that both...
  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...
  • Vanity, Michelle/Barack flick "Southside With You" Bombs Badly on release.

    08/28/2016 9:04:12 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 125 replies
    The media pumped up film " Southside With You", the story of the first date between Michelle & Barack Obama bombs badly on it first weekend release with a miserable three (3M) revenue intake. The movie finished #13 among the movies this weekend, not a good showing at all. Nothing more needs to be said!!! The horrible revenue numbers speak for themselves.
  • "Greater" The Brandon Burlsworth movie.

    08/27/2016 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 5 replies
    Campus Rush ^ | August 26 2016 | Andy Staples
    On Friday, an 11-year odyssey to bring Brandon Burlsworth's story to the big screen will reach its conclusion when Greater opens in 400 theaters in 20 states. "You will laugh and cry," said Chris Severio, the actor who plays Brandon. Judging by the trailer, you will indeed do both.
  • The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It's Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

    08/27/2016 2:41:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | August 26, 2016 | Duncan Fyfe
    Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental." The cut-and-paste legal rider must be the most boring thing in every movie that features it. Who knew its origins were so lurid? For that bit of boilerplate, we can indirectly thank none other than Grigori Rasputin, the famously hard-to-assassinate Russian mystic and intimate of the last, doomed Romanovs. It all started when an exiled Russian prince sued MGM in 1933 over the studio's Rasputin biopic,...
  • Angela Lansbury sings "Little Yellow Bird (The Picture of Dorian Gray - 1945)

    08/27/2016 1:33:23 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 28 replies
    You Tube
    A good scene from a mediocre movie I found this to be a rather lame adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel. However for some reason this scene has always been one of my favorites from bad movies Little Yellow Bird
  • Barack and Michelle's first date, coming to a theater near you (WaPo puff piece megabarf alert)

    08/24/2016 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Monica Hesse
    <p>The new movie "Southside With You," which opens Friday, is a feature film about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. It's perhaps best described as a "Before Sunrise" for political wonks: The story spans a single day as the future first couple catch a movie, visit an art museum, and talk about their hopes and dreams while meandering through Chicago. On a more meta level, the movie is about the creation of the Obamas' private-life narrative - a shaping of how the public will understand them in the future and an acknowledgment of how it sees them now.</p>
  • Why 'Mulholland Drive' is the greatest film since 2000

    08/23/2016 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 August 2016 | Luke Buckmaster
    Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential crisis. Terms such as ‘TV-like’ or ‘television-esque’ were once intended as insults; now, in a period most commentators consider a new ‘golden age of television’ – a Don Draper here, a Walter White there – that is no longer the case. So, if television has evolved to a point where it is no longer considered an inferior art form, what does this mean for cinema? Perhaps it is no coincidence that David Lynch’s mind-bending mystery-drama Mullholland Drive has been named by BBC Culture’s critics’ poll...
  • The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

    08/23/2016 9:58:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | August 23, 2016
    ...Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video, is thriving artistically as much as it ever has. But today you’ll find greater diversity in the kinds of films being made, if not in the people who are making them. That’s why we, the editors of BBC Culture, decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Last year, we asked critics to name the greatest American films of all time, and we were surprised that only six films made since 2000 made the top 100....
  • 2016 Hugo Awards

    08/21/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 20, 2016
    The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Administration of the 2016 Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards Web Site. 3,130 valid final ballots were cast by the members of MidAmeriCon II. Per the WSFS Constitution, each category must have at least 25% (1,488 ballots) participation; otherwise “No Award” must be presented in this category. This did not happen in any category. In the list below, we show the...
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • For Freepers that enjoy James Bond movies

    08/21/2016 4:09:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    This is for any James Bond fan. Ian Fleming's films exposed us to the Globalist control freaks (like George Soros) as "Spectre" in the James Bond series long before most of us really understood it.  Anyway Ken Adam did an outstanding job showing us the criminal Gloablist elite in their armored redoubts and deep underground military bunkers.  This 3 minute video shows his movie sets from Goldfinger to Moonraker.  Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jcKdVvQVJs  
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
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    08/18/2016 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Vanity | August 18, 2016 | Swordmaker
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