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  • Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

    07/25/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 07/25/2016 | MARGALIT FOX
    Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others. Starting as a teenager in the late 1940s and continuing for the next two decades, Ms. Nixon...
  • India’s biggest action-movie star isn’t just an actor. ‘He is god.’

    07/25/2016 4:12:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    CHENNAI, India — The cinema gates opened before dawn here, home of the Tamil movie star ­Rajinikanth and ground zero of the nationwide frenzy surrounding the release Friday of his latest action epic. Hundreds of fans shoved their way in as firecrackers burst and car stereos blared one of the movie’s hit songs, “This Is Fire, Dude!” Then came the bad news: All the tickets were sold out. For the next two weeks. The fans, chased out by police, were heartbroken. “If I don’t get to watch my favorite star’s new movie on the ‘first day, first show,’ there will...
  • Wonder Woman trailer debuts at Comic-Con

    07/24/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    http://www.ew.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER ROSEN
    First footage from Wonder Woman debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday, providing fans with a sneak peek at Diana Prince in action. The trailer, which debuted inside Hall H and was released soon after by Warner Bros., opens with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washing up on shore and encountering Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). “You’re a man?” she asks. “Yeah, do I not look like one?” The teaser, which is heavy on action, focuses on the differences between Themyscira and the rest of the world. “I had no father,” she says to Trevor when he asks if she had ever met a...
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Complimentary streaming of Clinton Cash this weekend! Courtesy of Breitbart.

    07/22/2016 4:25:28 PM PDT · by curth · 25 replies
    Breirtbart.com ^ | July 22 , 2016 | Curth
    You will be sent a link and password to a private URL to watch the movie. Showtimes: 8pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday and 8pm Sunday (all times Eastern).
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Black Lives Matter forces Hollywood to get real about racism

    07/17/2016 5:48:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Hollywood has long been viewed as a force in the battle for social justice. But the police killings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas last week is forcing some in the entertainment industry to take a hard look at their role in the nation’s growing racial tensions. “It has to change,” “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, whose show routinely tackled social issues in the 1960s, told TheWrap. “I don’t feel like race has ever been so on the forefront of the conversation until now,” adding that “Black Lives...
  • Director Paul Feig Confirms Kate McKinnon's Ghostbusters Character Is Gay

    07/16/2016 7:46:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | : 18:35 EST, 16 July 2016
    Kate McKinnon's character in Ghostbusters is gay, the film's director has confirmed. Speaking to The Daily Beast, director Paul Feig played it coy, before admitting the comedian's character was a lesbian. The actress - who is the first openly gay female SNL star - plays wacky inventor Jillian Holtzmann in the highly-anticipated reboot, which opened on Friday and also stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. Asked if Kate's flirty character was gay, Paul answered: 'What do you think?' before nodding yes, the website reports. 'I hate to be coy about it,' the 53-year-old said. 'But when you're dealing...
  • Death Race 2016

    07/14/2016 9:39:48 PM PDT · by UnBubba · 8 replies
    Nerdist.com ^ | 7/24/13 | KYLE ANDERSON
    There’s no reason anything with this title should be as fun or as genuinely interesting as this is. It’s a movie so lovingly slapdash and so clearly trying to be better than it has any right to be that it moves into the realm of actually being fantastic. Each of its brisk 80 minutes tingles with gleeful ridiculousness and has something for everybody: fast cars, naked women, wanton violence, political and social commentary, and even a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone.
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

    07/09/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bilge Ebiri
    There's a reason why Steven Spielberg is still the undisputed King of Hollywood. Over the course of a nearly five-decade-long career, he has perfected and/or inaugurated any number of cinematic movements and innovations. Coming of age as one of the "movie brats" – the generation of filmmakers who transformed American cinema in the Sixties and Seventies – Spielberg also helped kick off Hollywood's blockbuster culture with Jaws in 1975 (and then sent that culture into overdrive with the one-two punch of Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1981 and 1982). The success of such movies...
  • The Evolution of Steven Spielberg

    07/09/2016 10:51:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2016 | Burger Fiction
    We're definitely Spielberg fans. So many iconic movies spanning his over 50 years of directing. So with the release of his latest movie, The BFG, we bring you Steven Spielberg's directing evolution. We're gonna need a bigger boat. *****Also big oops. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 1977 and Minority Report is 2002. We knew this from our research, but somehow in the edit we messed it up. Sorry!
  • POLITICALLY INCORRECT - NO TRUTHS PLEASE

    07/08/2016 12:25:33 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 5 replies
    July 8, 2016 | Roderick T. Beaman
    POLITICALLY INCORRECT NO TRUTHS PLEASE When I was in high school, several of our teachers lamented the depiction of blacks in movies and television. The reason given was that they were always shown as servants or other degrading roles. Years later, many blacks called The (Bill) Cosby Show, with the title actor’s character an obstetrician/gynecologist and a successful lawyer for a wife, unrealistic. The family lived in a beautiful brownstone in highly fashionable Brooklyn Heights. Stepin Fetchit billed himself as ‘the laziest man on earth’ and catapulted to millionaire status by the 1930s, the first black actor to do that....
  • Death of an American Huckster: The long con of the late Michael Cimino.

    07/06/2016 11:54:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 6, 2016 | Jonathan V. Last
    Michael Cimino died last weekend. If you recognize his name at all, it's probably because you remember that he was the guy who won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for The Deer Hunter in 1979. Cimino directed just seven feature films in 42 years—a pace that makes Terrence Malick look like a workhorse. But he was so much more than just a lazy director. He was one of the great American hucksters.
  • Michael Cimino, 'Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' Director, Dies at 77

    07/02/2016 7:28:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2016 | Tim Gray
    Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of "The Deer Hunter" before "Heaven's Gate" destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77.
  • The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy dies

    07/02/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Film director Robin Hardy has died at the age of 86, a family friend has confirmed. He was best known for cult British film The Wicker Man, starring Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. The 1973 film told the story of police sergeant Howie, played by Woodward, who was sent to search for a missing girl on the fictional island of Summerisle.
  • ‘Thank you’: Actor, Olympian, pilot and politician Bud Spencer’s last words

    06/28/2016 12:27:57 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    By the time Bud Spencer attracted legions of Italian spaghetti western film fans, including Quentin Tarantino, he had done more than most people do in a lifetime. After a life in which he worked as a multi-sport Olympic athlete, politician, entrepreneur, pilot and, yes, an actor, Spencer died on Monday at a hospital in Rome. He was 86, but he had packed centuries into those years. “My father died peacefully at 6:15 p.m. and did not suffer from pain, he had all of us next to him and his last words were ‘Thank you’,” his son Giuseppe Pedersoli, a film...
  • The Gay Couple In Independence Day: Resurgence Don’t Get Their Due (Brent Spiner's Lover Ewwwww)

    06/25/2016 4:31:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 72 replies
    Unicorn Booty ^ | 6-24-2016 | Johnny Gayzmonic
    Roland Emmerich has a problem. A very gay problem. You may know Emmerich as the guy that directs ridiculous summer blockbusters where all sorts of landmarks get all sorts of blowed up. Independency Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. He specializes in wholesale destruction. You might even call it apocalypse-porn. What you might not know is the Emmerich himself is gay, a fact that’s only really been talked about for the last 10 years or so, and even then not so much. He’s made a few donations to gay film organizations, but apart from that the closest thing he’d ever...
  • WESTERNS ON THE WEB

    06/22/2016 9:15:38 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
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  • Melissa McCarthy Suggests Ghostbusters Remake Critics Are 45-Year Old Men Living In Their [tr]

    06/12/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2016 | Lucas Nolan
    The cast of the long unawaited Ghostbusters movie appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Thursday to promote the remake that nobody asked for.
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Watching "13 Hours" about Bengahzi. Trump can use this to cook Clinton's goose.

    06/09/2016 3:46:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    Nothing more to say really but this movie is all about the impotence of our government versus the action and heroism of our men in uniform and patriots.
  • Fox apologizes for 'X-Men' ads showing a strangled Jennifer Lawrence 4 months later

    06/05/2016 3:54:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Fox has apologized for promoting X-Men: Apocalypse with images of Jennifer Lawrence's character Mystique being strangled by Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse with the tagline: "Only the strong will survive." "In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn't immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form," Fox said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter Friday. ... New York blogger EV Grieve posted a photo of the poster last month above a subway station in Manhattan that had been covered with eight pieces of paper that read: "This violence in my kid's face is...
  • How John Wayne saved the United States Marine Corps

    06/05/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/5/16 | Susan Frickey
    With the conclusion of WW II the years of bloodshed and mind-numbing violence finally ended. But a massive demobilization of servicemen began, the purpose to slash military spending. Liberal Democrats supported an effort to completely abolish the Marine Corps, first established under Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Language of Liberty This effort was supported by the Doolittle Board, created by the Truman Administration and headed by none other than Army General Jimmy Doolittle himself. The Board called for the Marine Corps to be disbanded as a separate military outfit and unified with Army units. As you can imagine, this...
  • Judd Apatow: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are Probably Trump Supporters

    06/02/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 06.02.16 | Anthony Couto
    Judd Apatow (“Trainwreck”) defended his “Freaks and Geeks” collaborator Paul Feig on his “Ghostbusters” film, comparing the haters — who disagree with the all-female cast — to Donald Trump supporters. Apatow told Uproxx in an interview, “I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy. I would assume they are the exact same people.”
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • Actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today

    05/30/2016 5:11:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 30, 2016
    American actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today. He is best known for his role of David Bowman in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: The Year We Make Contact" as well as his role as David Clemens in the 1962 film "David and Lisa" which also starred Janet Margolin and Howard Da Silva. He also appeared in the 1974 cult film, "Black Christmas." In television, he made guest appearances in many shows. Also, science fiction fans might remember him as Devon in the short-lived series, "The Starlost." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Dullea http://keirdullea.org/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001158/ https://www.ibdb.com/Person/View/38649 http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/11226
  • Explaining the miracle at Midway (the great movie is on now_

    05/29/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 102 replies
    naval aviation news ^ | MAY 3, 2012
    See story at link; we are celebrating freedom and honoring all those who gave their all. If you have never seen the film, you have no idea what you are missing. I would bet that not 10% of those in high school could even place the battle as being in WWII. We have raised a nation of idiots thanks to the leftists who have destroyed our education system and any sense of patriotism.
  • Social Justice Warriors Want Captain America to be Gay

    05/24/2016 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 71 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 05/24/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    Earlier today, SJWs on Twitter managed to get their demands for a gay Captain America to trend. Here's an article: [snip...] The thing about these "let's make this super hero gay" campaigns is that 99.99 percent of everyone calling for it doesn't actually read or watch Super Hero stuff anyway. We're talking about the most neurotic people on Earth who are literally offended by everything. These are the people I met at university who would randomly tell me that they wished their own parents would die. These people merely keep pushing and pushing their bizarre agenda to the point that...
  • Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema?

    05/24/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    See body of thread for link
    Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema? I think so. What do you think? From Wikipedia: List of science fiction films of the 1950s A list of science fiction films released in the 1950s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. This period is sometimes described as the 'classic' era of science fiction theater. Much of the production was in a low-budget form targeted at a teenage audience....
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • Did Hillary Clinton Just Doom the 'Ghostbusters' Remake by Booking the Cast with Ellen DeGeneres?

    05/18/2016 10:19:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    I had high hopes for Ghostbusters (2016). The original was pure gold, and the song is still in our heads every time someone asks "Who you gonna call?" (You're welcome.) But the remake is now likely doomed. When news broke on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton will be appearing with the new all-female team of spook sleuths on Ellen DeGeneres, every fear about feminism taking over this film was confirmed.
  • Last surviving Casablanca actress Madeleine Lebeau dies aged 92

    05/15/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/15/2016 | Staff
    The last surviving actress from the iconic movie Casablanca has died. Madeleine Lebeau played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film. Lebeau's stepson told The Hollywood Reporter that she had died aged on May 1 in Estepona, Spain aged 92, after breaking her thigh bone. The French-born actress was preceded in death by all of her credited Casablanca co-stars, including leads Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
  • Favorite movies about a game?

    05/15/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies
    Self | 5/15/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Searching for Bobby Fischer . . . The Hustler . . . The Natural . . . Hoosiers . . . The Big Lebowski . . . Some of the most memorable movies center around a game and dedication to mastering it. What are your favorite movies in which a game plays a central role? Board games, card games, sports . . . any games will do!
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Money Monster' Eyes Bearish U.S. Debut

    05/12/2016 8:07:33 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/11/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Jodie Foster's film — reuniting stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney — makes its world premiere Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival hours before it starts rolling out in the U.S.; 'Captain America: Civil War' crosses $200 million domestically for a global total of $737.8 million. Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster is eyeing a bearish opening in the U.S., where it is looking at a debut in the low-teen millions, if tracking is correct. Sony/TriStar insiders are being even more conservative and suggesting their pic will open in the $10 million range, thanks to another kind of monster —...
  • Jonathan Winter's Finest Hour

    05/12/2016 4:22:37 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mel Brooks
    This is one of the funniest scenes from a very funny movie.
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (Movie Review/Spoilers)

    05/10/2016 2:28:10 PM PDT · by LS · 41 replies
    self | 5/10/2016 | LS
    After some unintended delays, I finally got to see "Captain America: Civil War" today. It did not disappoint. Marvel continues to roll out highly entertaining, funny, and engaging movies that nevertheless address serious issues, and not in a typical liberal-pap way. "Captain America: Civil War," is no different. To understand the film, though, one really has to have watched the previous Captain America, Iron Man, and Avengers movies. The plots are deeply interwoven and the characters introduced over a period of some seven or eight films. In the previous Captain America film, "The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers, who has been...
  • LGBT Lobbyists Demand ‘Purity of a Queer Relationship’ in ‘Frozen’ Sequel

    05/08/2016 7:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 8, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    According to GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Disney has a big fat “F” for LGBT representation in their movies – meaning, there haven’t been any gay characters in children’s movies in 2015.  However, since Disney announced there will be a Frozen 2 in the works for 2018, a few frustrated lesbian fans are trying to use the movie to feature an alternative romance for Queen Elsa, a gay character – or in this case – a different kind of “queen.” When a movie includes a song about how "love is an open door," the LGBT lobbyists will...
  • Late Friday night vanity - Was there ever a hotter babe than Ann-Margaret?

    05/06/2016 9:35:02 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 97 replies
    Just watched "The Train Robbers" with her and the Duke. That woman is a treasure. That hair, those ... assets. What a hottie.
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • Lebron James to star in 'Space Jam' sequel

    05/02/2016 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WJLA.COM
    Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam" starring Lebron James. The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

    04/22/2016 7:30:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/22/16
    The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend. “Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over. AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be “different” somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
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  • Newport Beach Film Festival offers cinema variety

    04/18/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2016 | Antonie Boessenkool
    Laguna Beach's LSD culture in the 1960s, a cranky widower befriended by his chatty neighbors and a man who's dealing with the fallout from his reality show days are all stories that will be told at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year. At this, the 17th annual festival, there are more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 50 different countries. It's a chance to see things that likely won't appear elsewhere, especially in the United States. The festival starts this Thursday and runs until the following Thursday. "The largest misconception about any film festival is that these...