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  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • "Only the Brave" mini review (SPOILERS)

    10/23/2017 10:29:17 AM PDT · by LS · 13 replies
    self | 10/23/2017 | LS
    Saw "Only the Brave" last night. Excellent movie, inspirational, tear-jerking. It is the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of specialized fire fighters who set counter burns to stop large-scale forest fires. They were the only Hotshot group to be certified in its first year. Based around Prescott, the story follows the group supervisor, Eric Marsh (played well by Josh Brolin--a very good actor within a range) and the expanded team that includes Brendan McDonough ("Donut" played by Miles Teller), a recovering drug addict, and Jesse Steed (James Badge Dale, always a great actor), all overseen by Duane...
  • Disaster Movie ‘Geostorm’ Fails To Thunder With $13.3M Opening: Here’s Why

    10/23/2017 6:17:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 22, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The tagline for one of Geostorm‘s billboards: “Some Things Were Never Meant to Be Controlled.” You might think that saying refers to the disaster movie’s exorbitant estimated $120M-$140M budget, or its three-year production cycle, or even its horrendous domestic box office start of $13.3M.
  • Clinton Cash [Video 1 hour +]

    10/21/2017 10:12:00 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
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  • Hollywood’s box office failures go beyond Rotten Tomatoes ratings

    10/20/2017 2:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 20, 2017 | Trey Williams
    "Blade Runner 2049” was supposed to be a hit. The film, one of the most anticipated of the year, seemed to have all the necessary ingredients with two popular leading men and an original that has gained cult status since its release in 1982. But it has not been the box office hit the industry hoped for, despite being showered with rave reviews. Studios blamed the dismal box office performance of a number of big-budget blockbuster films this summer on negative reviews from critics and Rotten Tomatoes. The film review aggregator, owned by Comcast Corp.-owned CMCSA, +0.87% Fandango, has been...
  • ‘I’m Not That Guy,’ Weinstein Blubbered to Employees

    10/19/2017 8:55:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Harvey Weinstein sobbed and pleaded, “I’m not that guy. I’m not that guy,” to an assistant after the first bombshell article on the movie mogul’s sexual harassment allegations came out, according to a new report. But his employees were the ones weeping when a second huge story came out days later — containing rape accusations and audio of Weinstein admitting to groping a model — as they realized they may have unwittingly enabled the predatory producer, the New Yorker reports. “People were having a wave of retroactive memories,” an unnamed staffer tells the magazine. “Some of the stories were within...
  • Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview

    10/19/2017 12:54:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    For a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, the sequel to last autumn’s surprise hit, is expected to make $20 million-$25 million in a crowded weekend that includes such wide entries as Warner Bros/Skydance Media’s $120M-plus disaster film Geostorm (some say that the movie is way over that figure), Universal/Working Title’s The Snowman, Sony/Black Label Media’s forest firefighter movie Only the Brave, and PureFlix/Paramount’s faith-based title Same Kind of Different as Me.
  • The Death Of Stalin Movie... Has anybody seen it?

    10/17/2017 7:45:52 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 16 replies
    1017 | Vanity
    Has anybody seen the movie THE DEATH OF STALIN? I would love to see it, does anybody know when this will available in the US and where? Hysterical:
  • Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

    10/17/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Robert D. McFadden
    Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner of war in Germany and worked in Britain and America for six decades, notably in one-man shows portraying Abe Lincoln, the diarist John Aubrey and other historical figures, died on Monday at his home in London. He was 94... While he kept a home in London, Mr. Dotrice lived in Los Angeles and worked mostly in the United States after 1980. He appeared in New York stage productions of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” (1985) and Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” (1991). On film, he...
  • Cases in Movies or TV where Actor was Uglier than Real Person He Portrayed

    10/14/2017 7:30:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Self | October 14, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    In almost all instances actors portraying real life people look better (often much better) than their counterparts. Sometimes it is shocking to check what real life people look like after watching the actors portray them. However there is one instance I can think of where the actor portraying a real life person was actually uglier than the person he was portraying. That would be in the movie "The Fifth Estate" about Julian Assange and Wikileaks. And who portrayed Julian Assange? Benedict Cumberbatch who looks weird and frightening. I know that Assange hated that movie. I wonder if part of the...
  • Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership

    10/14/2017 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 111 replies
    Variety ^ | October 14, 2017 | Kristopher Tapley
    Read the Academy’s full statement below: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that...
  • Quentin Tarantino 'heartbroken' over Harvey Weinstein allegations

    10/13/2017 8:13:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 13, 2017 | Gwilym Mumford
    Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence on the scandal surrounding his friend and longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself “stunned and heartbroken” by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, Variety reports. The actor said that Tarantino had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a “long dinner”. The statement read: “For the last week, I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I...
  • Emma Thompson Thinks There Are Many More Harvey Weinsteins In Hollywood

    10/12/2017 2:29:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cole Delbyck
    Emma Thompson is joining a chorus of famous actresses condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against him. Thompson, who starred in a handful of films produced by Weinstein’s company, including 2008′s “Brideshead Revisited,” said she had no previous knowledge of his actions, but is not entirely surprised. “I didn’t know about these things, but they don’t surprise me at all and they’re endemic to the system anyway,” Thompson told BBC Newsnight. “What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg.”...
  • Terry Crews says ‘high-level Hollywood executive’ groped crotch: ‘He just grinned’

    10/10/2017 5:02:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Hollywood star Terry Crews unleashed a flurry of tweets on Tuesday detailing sexual harassment he received at the hands of a “high-level” Hollywood producer. The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and movies like “The Expendables” told fans that revelations about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in a recent expose by The New York Times are just the tip of the iceberg. He then disclosed an 2016 incident at a Hollywood function in which an industry power player grabbed his testicles. “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD,” the actor tweeted. “Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME....
  • Donna Karan defends pal Weinstein, says harassed women ‘may be asking for it’

    10/09/2017 7:00:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to her pal Harvey Weinstein‘s defense ​in a bold way ​– saying sexually harassed women may be “asking for it” by dressing seductively, according to the Daily Mail. “You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble,” she told the British tabloid in a red-carpet interview at the CinéFashion Film Awards in LA. “To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do...
  • Nathan Lane: Weinstein threw me against a wall at Clinton’s birthday party

    10/08/2017 3:42:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 8, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    <p>Actor Nathan Lane says embattled movie exec Harvey Weinstein attacked him during a birthday party for Hillary Clinton 17 years ago.</p> <p>Weinstein, a notorious Democratic booster who was recently accused of sexually harassing several actresses and assistants over the past three decades, threw the fete for Clinton’s 53rd birthday in 2000 — but he also tossed emcee Lane against a wall for a joke the actor made onstage about Rudy Giuliani’s comb-over, the Broadway and film star said.</p>

    10/08/2017 1:17:35 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 35 replies
    Visited the channel store today and subscribed to the new ROKU CHANNEL. A number of movies, some worth watching: ROBO COP, DEATH AT A FUNERAL, others as well (The Fan, ALI, etc) It is my understanding these will be revised links on a continued schedule. Interesting, as just yesterday attempted to subscribe by computer and was told not yet available for you. Today, added the channel via our ROKU devise. We've a streaming stick and live in the DFW area. You might try to do the same in your neck of the woods.
  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer to debut during Monday Night Football

    10/08/2017 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 10-8-2017 | Kirstie Chiappelli
    The force is strong with Monday Night Football. The official trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will debut during halftime of Monday's matchup between the Bears and Vikings at Soldier Field, Lucasfilm announced Sunday.
  • Flying Car Fizzles: Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Hitting Turbulence With $36M+ Opening

    10/07/2017 7:04:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 7, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Friday 11:47PM: What a fascinating business. This weekend a $35 million-budgeted horror movie in its fifth frame will gross close to nine times its production cost with a running domestic B.O. total of $304.6M. At the same time, a $155M-plus attempt to reboot a cult sci-fi franchise may not even make it to $100M by the end of its domestic theatrical cycle. We are, of course, comparing New Line/Warner Bros.’ It and Alcon Entertainment/Sony’s Blade Runner 2049, and the latter is now looking at a three-day weekend of $36.5M, an awful start for this brilliantly crafted cinematic opus...
  • The Powerful Said Nothing as Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Victims Piled Up

    10/06/2017 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 6, 2017 | John Nolte
    Thursday’s New York Times bombshell, which has effectively ended Oscar-winning producer and Democrat super-donor Harvey Weinstein’s career, contains two equally disturbing pieces of news, only one of which the national media will report and explore. The first, of course, involves three decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, who has released a broad statement accepting “responsibility” for his behavior coupled with the claim that the Times got some things wrong. The second bombshell, the one our national media is already sweeping under the rug, is that for twenty-plus years, many in Hollywood believed Weinstein was abusing his power to procure,...