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  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

    01/13/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by Cecily · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Schudel
    William Peter Blatty, an author whose novel “The Exorcist” and his later screenplay for the 1973 film about a demonic possession became a phenomenon and stirred fierce public debate about the occult, died Jan. 12 at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 89. The cause was a form of multiple myeloma, said his wife, Julie Witbrodt Blatty. Mr. Blatty was a junior at Georgetown University when, in 1949, he became mesmerized by a Washington Post story detailing the alleged exorcism by a Jesuit priest of a 14-year-old boy from Mount Rainier, Md. who was believed to...
  • Not So Golden Globes

    01/12/2017 11:48:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse. In a six-minute, post-election diatribe, Streep slammed president-elect Donald Trump, urging journalists to hold him accountable. Given the media's poor job of holding the current president accountable, Streep's call to arms seems like an invitation to a one-way street. Accountability is one...
  • On the “absurd” notion of a Hollywood liberal agenda

    01/08/2017 2:39:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    After the spate of left coast celebrities and pop culture entertainers who were making videos trying to overturn the Electoral College, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and boycotting the inauguration, there was at least one bright side to the aftermath of the 2016 election for conservatives. Once and for all the entire world could, at a minimum, agree on the entrenched, transparent, liberal makeup of Hollywood. I mean, at this point there’s no sane person left who could argue that point, right? Enter LA Times television critic Mary McNamara. I felt it was worth a moment during the NFL wildcard weekend...
  • Hidden Figures

    01/06/2017 7:17:46 PM PST · by rey · 17 replies
    6 Jan
    Has anyone seen Hidden Figures? Is it appropriate for a young girl? I have a 12 year old girl who is interested in math, astronomy, and NASA. I thought the movie might motivate her.
  • Great-Grandma Accidentally Prays to Lord of the Rings Figurine for Years (Lord Elrond)

    01/06/2017 6:49:04 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 1-5-2017 | Hattie Gladwell
    Her relative, Gabriela Brandăo, a freelance makeup artist from Florianópolis, Brazil, made the discovery after taking a look at the great-grandmother’s figurine, and realising something wasn’t quite right. Following her gut instinct, Gabriela searched online for the figure – and found one exactly identical to the great-grandmother’s. However, there was only one problem – the figure wasn’t listed under ‘Saint Anthony’, it was in fact listed under ‘Elrond’. Oops.
  • Disney could receive $50M for Carrie Fisher's death

    12/31/2016 2:41:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 31, 2016
    Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider.
  • Carrie Fisher’s Unsung Legacy as a Script Doctor Extraordinaire

    12/27/2016 2:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 9, 2016 | Maddy Myers
    It’s time for another TMS video history lesson, this time about Carrie Fisher’s unsung skills as one of Hollywood’s most notable script doctors! The video above details Fisher’s career history working as a punch-up writer on some of the greatest films of the 90s—as well as a few unsalvageable stinkers. Read the transcript for our video below. ** Carrie Fisher is still best known for her role as Princess Leia, in spite of the fact that her legacy in Hollywood—both on-screen and behind the scenes—stretches way beyond her Star Wars debut decades ago. Fisher deserves to be remembered, but not...
  • A Christmas Carol (1984) full movie, with George C Scott as Scrooge

    12/24/2016 5:53:24 PM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    This 1984 version is my personal favorite.
  • Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud [Miss Sloane] [ed]

    12/24/2016 2:55:36 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2016 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations. The movie seemed to have everything going for it. Liberal movie critics loved it, and it was backed by a hefty ad budget along with heaps of favorable news coverage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already nominated the movie’s star, Jessica Chastain, for a prestigious Golden Globe, considered a strong predictor of the Oscars.
  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' Turns 70: Karolyn Grimes Reflects on Making the Film

    12/24/2016 2:54:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Lesley Messer
    Karolyn Grimes has seen "It's a Wonderful Life" countless times, but it still makes her emotional. The actress, who played Zuzu in the Christmas classic, told ABC News that even though she attends 20-30 showings each holiday season, the end of the movie still gives her "that tickle in my throat." It's touching, she added, seeing others feel the movie's impact, too. "It's an emotional rollercoaster," she noted. "It's quite exciting because I know it affects people. It's wonderful when fans say how this movie has touched their lives. It's a thrill." Seventy years ago, the Frank Capra-directed film hit...
  • Michčle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

    12/21/2016 10:41:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Bernstein
    Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96. French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. . . . The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided. In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal...
  • Will Smith just suffered the worst debut opening of his moviemaking career

    12/19/2016 7:23:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    "Collateral Beauty" has already had a bit of a hammering from film critics and fans, and things have just gotten worse. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film has now given star Will Smith the worst wide debut of his career. Ouch. Despite featuring Smith and a host of other big names, including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Kate Winslet, the movie opened to just $7 million in ticket sales this weekend. That puts it at fourth place in the US box office, well behind the top-ranking "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which took an estimated $155 million in its...
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • Pro-Gun Control Movie Released, You Won’t Believe How Much it Made at the Box Office

    12/14/2016 6:52:14 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 13, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    The American people don’t want to condescended to. They don’t want to go to the movies and watch some flick about the far left political agenda. They want to be entertained; to escape reality. What a concept! Miss Sloane was just released and it’s all about gun control. It earned $1.9 million while playing in 1,648 theaters. That’s insanely awful. From Fox News: Movie goers weren’t too interested in “Miss Sloane,” a film that explores the gun control debate from the perspective of a lawyer who is lobbying for universal background checks for gun ownership. Still, the film’s leading lady,...
  • Bernard Fox, Who Played Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched,' Dies at 89

    12/14/2016 5:16:20 PM PST · by DFG · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/14/2016 | Mike Barnes
    he Welshman also was known for his role on 'Hogan's Heroes,' and he appeared in two Titanic films released 39 years apart. Bernard Fox, the character actor with a European flair who is perhaps best known for playing the womanizing witch doctor Dr. Bombay on the ABC series Bewitched, died Wednesday. He was 89. The Welshman, who portrayed the bumbling Colonel Crittendon on another popular 1960s sitcom, CBS' Hogan's Heroes, died of heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., publicist Harlan Boll announced.
  • Star Wars isn’t political, says Disney chief responding to boycott by Trump supporters. He’s wrong.

    12/13/2016 6:59:58 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    At the Saturday premiere of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger offered a curious reading of the upcoming movie. This entry to the behemoth science fiction franchise was not political, he said. At all. “Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film,” Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. “There are no political statements in it, at all.” He added that he was “very proud” of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was “not a political statement, at...
  • Gun Control Thriller ‘Miss Sloane’ Has One of the Worst Opening Weekends Ever

    12/12/2016 3:03:25 PM PST · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/12/2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Miss Sloane, the gun control thriller starring Jessica Chastain, over the weekend posted one of the worst performances of the past 35 years for a movie in wide release. The movie pulled in $1,167 on average at the 1,648 theaters across the country it was shown in. It made $1,922,300, meaning it was the 11th-highest grossing movie in the country. It is number 79 on Box Office Mojo’s list of Worst Opening Weekend by Per-Theater Average since 1982.
  • Golden Globes: La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge to compete for top awards

    12/12/2016 8:21:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FILM NEWS ^ | 12/12/2016
    Movies including La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge will compete for the top film prizes at the 2017 Golden Globes. The musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has been nominated for the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy prize alongside Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street, and 20th Century Women, while Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge are up for the Best Motion Picture – Drama as well as Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water. Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, who won the best actor Critics' Choice Award on Sunday (11Dec16), could continue his...
  • Rogue One' Premiere Targeted by Pro-Trump Street Artist

    12/10/2016 9:32:39 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Dec. 10, 2016 | Paul Bond
    "I'd never seen the mainstream media sell their souls for a candidate the way they did for Hillary, and she still lost," says Sabo, who plastered faux movie posters all over Hollywood Boulevard. When Disney hosts its star-studded Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere on Saturday, guests will be greeted by artwork meant to rub it in the faces of liberal Hollywood that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The artwork, posted at bus stops and other locations near the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, consists of parodies of the poster for the latest Star...
  • Why You Should #DumpStarWars

    12/09/2016 8:18:59 PM PST · by KyCats · 59 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.