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  • The Plot Against The President

    10/25/2020 8:28:23 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    The Latest ^ | 25 Oct 2020 | Laurence Jarvik
    In The Plot Against the President, her remarkable new feature documentary now streaming on Amazon Prime, producer-director Amanda Milius (daughter of Hollywood legend John Milius) does a solid job explaining the Byzantine "Russiagate" hoax and how it was used to sabotage and undermine President Trump in his first term. It's a story you won't see on Frontline or 60 Minutes, and clearly a must-see documentary for anyone interested in the real scandal behind the impeachment of President Trump. Personally, I found it depressing to watch the corruption, dishonesty, and striking lack of basic patriotism manifested at so many intelligence, foreign...
  • Man hanging off side of Trump Tower demanding to speak to president

    10/18/2020 7:28:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10 18 2020 | Emmanuel Camarillo and Sam Kelly
    A man who is hanging off the side of Trump Tower from a rope Sunday evening is demanding to speak to President Donald Trump. The man, who is in his 20s, has been dangling from the tower’s 16th-floor balcony since about 5:30 p.m., asking to speak to the president and trying to get his message to the media, according to Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern. Police officers at the scene said they believe the man is using a climbing harness. The man has threatened to kill himself, Chicago police said. A negotiator is currently on the deck trying to get...
  • Rhonda Fleming, 'Queen of Technicolor' Who Appeared in 'Spellbound,' Dies at 97

    10/18/2020 2:58:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 17, 2020 | Oct. 17, 2020
    Her starring roles include classics such as the 1948 musical fantasy, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," alongside Bing Crosby, and the 1957 Western, "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral."Rhonda Fleming, star of the 1940s and '50s who was dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor" and appeared in "Out of the Past" and "Spellbound," died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif., according to her secretary Carla Sapon. She was 97. Fleming appeared in more than 40 films and worked with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock on "Spellbound," Jacques Tourneur on "Out of the Past" and Robert Siodmak on "The Spiral Staircase." Later...
  • Variety: Flood of Liberal Movies Will Attempt to Sway Election

    10/17/2020 8:25:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 10/17/2020 | PJ Gladnick
    Amazon Studios released “All In: The Fight for Democracy” on Prime Video on Sept. 18. It’s directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmakers Garbus and Cortés and focuses on Stacey Abrams, who ran as the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia and was the first Black woman to be a major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. She narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp, who was accused by Abrams of voter suppression activities after he refused to resign as secretary of state while campaigning for governor. The campaign for “All In” is targeting voter registration and education...
  • How Danny Trejo Built a Decades-Long Film Career After Prison

    10/14/2020 11:48:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | 9/23/2020 | Cat Cardenas
    After years of playing ex-cons and bodyguards, the prolific actor became an iconic leading man in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete series. he lines across Danny Trejo’s face let you know that he’s lived. They can twist into the scowl that helped him intimidate other inmates at San Quentin, Soledad, Folsom, and Vacaville California state prisons. They clue you in to years of hard-won brawls and boxing matches and tell stories of adolescent scraps before he wound up in the juvenile justice system or in championship matches at state penitentiaries. But there are also the lines that form at the corner of...
  • AMC Entertainment May File For Bankruptcy For Real As Reopening Stalls

    10/13/2020 6:07:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | 10-13-20 | Jill Goldsmith
    Exhibition shares took a beating Tuesday as AMC Entertainment announced its cash might be gone by year end and Walt Disney became the latest big content company to restructure operations around streaming. As theaters reopen to limited audiences without key New York and Los Angeles markets and a paucity of new studio fare, heavily indebted AMC said in an SEC filing that it has enough cash to last until late this year-early next and would require “material” additional capital to operate beyond that point. It’s not a given that capital will appear, or enough of it, reviving speculation on Wall...
  • U.S. Box Office Expected to Plunge by 81 Percent in 2020

    10/11/2020 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2020 | DAVID NG
    The U.S. box office is expected to drop by 81 percent this year as the coronavirus continues to decimate domestic moviegoing, according to new analyst report from MoffettNathanson. The report recommends that cinema chains swallow their pride and team up with streaming services like Netflix as a “lifeline to get more product on movie screens.” While cinemas in many areas have re-opened, key markets in Democrat-controlled states like New York and California remain closed, which has had a chilling effect on Hollywood studios who remain wary of putting their movies in theaters. The disappointing domestic release of Tenet has prompted...
  • Lionsgate Exec Jared Goetz Fired For Allegedly Having Gun on Company Premises

    10/09/2020 1:55:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2020 | Bryn Elise Sandberg
    The studio's president of North American TV distribution has been let go after an incident involving a coworker. Lionsgate has fired one of its executives for allegedly having a gun on company premises. Sources say the studio's president of North American TV distribution Jared Goetz has been let go for violating company policy. The gun was discovered when Goetz — who was working in Lionsgate's Santa Monica offices in September — drove a coworker to lunch last month. In the car, he allegedly opened up about having his house broken into and being attacked in his car at a stoplight...
  • Patty Jenkins: "We Could Lose Movie Theater-Going Forever"

    10/09/2020 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 5, 2020 | Georg Szalai
    "If we shut this down, this will not be a reversible process," says the 'Wonder Woman 1984' director. Director Patty Jenkins has warned that the future of cinema-going is in peril amid the coronavirus pandemic. "If we shut this down, this will not be a reversible process," she told news agency Reuters in an interview from her home in Los Angeles. "We could lose movie theater-going forever." Jenkins, whose Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed three times due to the coronavirus pandemic, is among top Hollywood names who have appealed to the government for financial help for cinemas. "While theater...
  • Theater Owners Chief Blames ‘No Time to Die’ Delay on Gov. Cuomo

    10/04/2020 7:37:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | October 4, 2020 | Brent Lang
    [snip] John Fithian, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, believes that the main stumbling block preventing movie theaters from rebounding is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to keep cinemas closed indefinitely. That’s robbing studios of a major market to show their films, Fithian argues, which may jeopardize the release of upcoming blockbusters such as “Wonder Woman 1984” and Pixar’s “Soul.” In an interview with Variety, the theater business’s top lobbyist urged studios to keep releasing movies during the pandemic and warned that the industry faces financial ruin without government assistance. “No Time to Die” has delayed its release until...
  • Movie Business Leaders Urge Congress to Fund Theater Bailout

    09/30/2020 3:15:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | September 30, 2020 | Dave McNary
    Leaders of the nation’s movie theater business, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, are urging Congress to provide bailout funds so the industry can survive. The letter urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to redirect unallocated funds from the CARES Act to proposals that help businesses that have suffered the steepest revenue drops due to the pandemic. The National Association of Theatre Owners, the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association and more than 70 directors, producers, and writers signed the letter....
  • Joan Blondell: A Fresh Dame

    09/29/2020 12:30:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 09/28/2020 | Richard von Busack
    These Pre-Code movies bring the hard-working actress of the Great Depression to our current one.Victoria Wilson’s biography of Barbara Stanwyck is titled Steel-True; if Stanwyck was all steely integrity, her friend and occasional co-star, Joan Blondell (1906-79), might have been likened to gleaming brass. As a comedian, entertainer, and dramatic actor, Blondell mirrored Stanwyck’s independence, especially during the Pre-Code cinema era of the early 1930s. The Criterion Channel offers a baker’s dozen of Blondell’s films, released from 1931-34. These are brief, fast flicks — Big City Blues (1931), for example, is just over an hour long. They can be consumed...
  • 7 Movies That Are All About Kiddie Sex (Flashback)

    09/19/2020 6:52:03 AM PDT · by Parody · 33 replies
    Funny Or Die ^ | August 17, 2013 | Jason Tyrell Michaels
    Kiddie sex is possibly the most controversial topic any movie can examine. Slip anything into your movie about sex involving a child (whether the child is being molested by someone older, or is doing it with another child) and you guarantee plenty of censorship and angry chatter about censorship, not to mention pretentious eggheads trying to make the case that people are taking this way too seriously and kiddie sex totally isn't what the movie's about. Sometimes those pretentious eggheads are right, and the detractors really are focusing too much on one little scene or insinuation to the exclusion of...
  • Taryn Manning [to star in new film] ‘Karen’ [Plot: Karen White tries to remove new black neighbors (and BLM members) from the neighborhood, who then fight back]

    09/14/2020 6:01:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 26, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    As of late, the name Karen has been synonymous with entitlement, bigotry and “I want to speak to a manager” energy. What better way to explore this phenomenon than with a suspense thriller appropriately titled Karen starring Taryn Manning as the titular touchstone of privilege? The Orange Is The New Black alum is set to play Karen White (a suitable name) who believes that races should stick to their “own kind”. She carries this belief into her neighborhood. So when her new Black neighbors Assata and Malik move in, she makes it her personal mission to remove them from the...
  • Wild in the Streets, 1968

    09/14/2020 7:35:45 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 29 replies
    IMDB ^ | 9/14/2020 | Vanity
    "A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers."
  • Academy Strips 'Schindler's List' Of Best Picture Award Due To Lack Of Diversity

    09/13/2020 3:21:05 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 53 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 11, 2020
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA—The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Schindler's List of its Best Motion Picture award for not having enough LGBTQ+ characters, people of color, and other oppressed groups. "Schindler's List would have been a great movie if it just had a dozen transgendered characters," said Le'Jon de Froofroo, spokesperson for the Academy. "As it is, there are just a bunch of Jews and Germans -- very privileged races." "Also, the movie has Nazis -- this is the current year, for goodness' sake!" Steven Spielberg has been ordered by the Academy to re-release the film...
  • Dune: Official Trailer

    09/10/2020 9:46:36 PM PDT · by bagster · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9-11-2020 | YouTube
    The official trailer for Dune.
  • Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024

    09/08/2020 5:55:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 8, 2020 | Pete Hammond
    As promised when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative in June, new standards of representation and inclusion have been announced by AMPAS today that will gradually be put in place for the 94th (2022) and 95th (2023) Oscars, but in full effect beginning with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. In its most dramatic swing towards true diversity, Oscar is laying down significant requirements in order to be eligible for Hollywood’s most sought after prize: Best Picture. Having at least one Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native, Middle Eastern/North African, Native...
  • It didn’t seem possible, but the Oscar Awards are going to be even woker than ever

    09/09/2020 7:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The 92nd Academy Awards show was one of the last big events in 2020 before life stopped for the Wuhan Virus. If people had known about a future of masks and isolation, maybe more Americans would have watched than the record low of 23.6 million viewers. But then again, perhaps not, given that winners cannot seem to stop lecturing Americans for being hate-filled, racist, misogynistic yutzes. The smart thing for the Academy to do in the face of a seemingly unstoppable ratings hemorrhage would be to make the Oscar show more friendly to the viewers. The Academy could nominate...
  • Oscars announce new diversity and inclusion standards for best picture nominees

    09/08/2020 8:27:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 08 2020 | John Bowden
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new set of standards for the Academy Awards's best picture category on Tuesday as part of efforts to improve representation in film for underrepresented racial minorities, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. A statement on the Academy's website detailed four categories of standards for films, at least two of which a film must meet in order to be considered for a best picture nomination. The four standards deal with a variety of issues including on-screen representation for actors and actresses of underrepresented groups in both casting and in the...