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  • How the West wasn't white: Building a diverse 'Magnificent 7'

    09/23/2016 8:11:16 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 108 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 9-23-2016 | Josh Rottenberg
    “The western constantly changes depending on where we are as a society,” Fuqua explained. “What I wanted to do was bring it up to date and show people it’s an exciting genre. It represents who we are, what the promise of the United States is supposed to be.” The 1960 “Magnificent Seven” — itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic “Seven Samurai” — had featured white actors in even some of the non-Caucasian roles, with Eli Wallach playing the bandit leader Calvera and Horst Buchholz as a young Mexican gunslinger named Chico. In Fuqua’s remake, by contrast, four of...
  • The Media’s Female African Chess ‘Prodigy’ Is Actually Nothing Of The Sort (New Disney Movie)

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

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • 'Ben-Hur' Faces Epic $120M Loss as Summer's Biggest Box-Office Bust

    09/08/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/8/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Ben-Hur? More like Ben-Horrendous. The ancient tale directed by Timur Bekmambetov is officially the biggest bust of summer 2016 and is on track to lose an epic $120 million or more, according to sources close to the film and multiple box-office analysts consulted by The Hollywood Reporter. The Paramount/MGM release has grossed just $54.1 million to date at the global box office since its mid-August debut, including a dismal $25 million domestically. While it has several major foreign markets yet to open, the film is fading fast and will have a hard time getting past $75 million globally, say knowledgeable...
  • This ‘Grease’ conspiracy theory will totally bum you out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • Quality Streaming Entertainment to watch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • [Vanity] Theater Managers Being Threatened By Clinton Operatives for Showing Hillary's America

    08/18/2016 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Vanity | August 18, 2016 | Swordmaker
    Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see "Hillary's America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party," the newest documentary film by Dinesh D'Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing. I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week...
  • ARRIVAL Trailer (2016) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner Sci-Fi Movie

    08/18/2016 11:41:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
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  • Every Joke from ‘Airplane!’ Ranked

    08/17/2016 9:06:23 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 83 replies
    bs ^ | Aug 12, 2016 | Alex Kavutskiy
    Set aside some time for this. There were a LOT of jokes.
  • Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

    08/17/2016 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/17/2016 | Carmel Dagan
    Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92. “Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time. Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93...
  • 37 Hitchcock Cameo Appearances Over 50 Years: All in One Video

    08/13/2016 8:33:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Early in his career, Alfred Hitchcock began making small appearances in his own films. The cameos sometimes lasted just a few brief seconds, and sometimes a little while longer. Either way, they became a signature of Hitchcock’s filmmaking, and fans made a sport of seeing whether they could spot the elusive director. From 1927 to 1976, Hitchcock made 37 appearances in total, and they’re all nicely catalogued by Hitchcock.TV and the clip above. If you’re hungry for a good film over the long Labor Day weekend, then don’t miss our collection 22 Free Hitchcock Films Online, which includes The 39 Steps, The...
  • Fox Searchlight, Nate Parker Confront Old Sex Case That Could Tarnish ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

    08/13/2016 7:42:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies
    deadline.com ^ | Aug. 12, 1016 | Michel Cipely & Mike Flemming
    Since it swept the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prizes and sold in a stunning $17.5 million worldwide rights deal to Fox Searchlight at January’s Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation has been considered a front-runner film in the Oscar race. A brewing controversy threatens to challenge the trajectory of that inspiring narrative. Memories of 17-year-old rape charges waged against both Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin (who shares co-story credit with Parker) while they were roommates at Penn State in 1999 left Fox Searchlight in full crisis mode these past weeks, scrambling to figure out how...
  • A Comparison of 'Yojimbo', 'A Fistful of Dollars' and 'Last Man Standing' (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

    08/04/2016 1:36:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    h2g2 ^ | November 1, 2006
    If you ask film buffs which is Akira Kurosawa's greatest film, most would say Seven Samurai. However, if you ask them which is Kurosawa's most popular film, they would point to Yojimbo, a 1961 film that gave a new definition to the samurai film genre. This entry discusses the Kurosawa film and its two remakes, one of which became a classic in its own right.
  • Sleeper Must-See Movies

    07/31/2016 11:14:58 AM PDT · by gigster · 297 replies
    What sleeper movies of the last ten years or so would you recommend to family or a friend.
  • ‘Ghostbusters’ faces new backlash after posting, then deleting, pro-Hillary tweet

    07/30/2016 5:33:08 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 34 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 29, 2016
    The recently released reboot of “Ghostbusters” has been roundly rebuked by critics who feel the all-female lead cast and overt feminist message is too aggressive for a family comedy film. Plus, there are plenty of fans of the original films who think this version is a cheap ploy to make money from an established and popular brand. Though the new movie’s marketing has shifted somewhat to include more outreach to potential male viewers, a tweet posted by the official “Ghostbusters” Twitter account sent a very different message. Few moves alienate large swaths of the population more effectively than demonstrating outright...
  • Glenn Beck Walked Out Of 'God's Not Dead'

    07/28/2016 2:24:12 PM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    Conservatives, he argued, must take this lesson to heart and learn to present their views using effective storytelling if they are to have any chance of turning America around and pointed to the Christian film "God's Not Dead" as a perfect example of how not to do that and, as a consequence, why conservatives keep losing. "I know a lot of people liked 'God's Not Dead,'" Beck said. "I didn't. I don't think I've ever said this on the air. I walked out of it." Beck said ... could stand it because it was so poorly done and one-sided and...
  • First trailer for Hacksaw Ridge (New movie from Mel Gibson about MoH Winner Desmond Doss)

    07/28/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    Mel Gibson is nuts but he's a hell of a director. Desmond Doss was a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector in WWII to who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing 75 casualties despite refusing to carry a weapon.
  • Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks some 'American Sniper' fans

    07/28/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Coronal · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper." Cooper was spotted by TV cameras seated at the meeting in Philadelphia alongside his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some Twitter users say they plan to boycott Cooper's future films over his presence at the convention. Another commented that they thought his experience playing Kyle would have rubbed off on him.
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    07/28/2016 5:38:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/27/16 | Pamela McClintock
    The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days. D'Souza's 100-minute film takes doesn't pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the doc refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton...as "depraved crooks" and Democrats as "the party of corruption" that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
  • Oprah Winfrey To Star In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, Re-Teaming With ‘Selma’ Helmer Ava DuVernay

    07/28/2016 5:06:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 7/26/2016 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Disney and Selma director Ava DuVernay are setting Oprah Winfrey to star in A Wrinkle In Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which. The studio is moving quickly to cast the film, with actors including Amy Adams and Kevin Hart chief among those circling. Winfrey is in final negotiations. She starred for DuVernay in Selma and played a role behind the scenes in helping to make the movie happen. Winfrey and DuVernay also co-created...
  • Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks On ‘Zionist’ Star

    07/27/2016 5:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    You are here: Home » Featured » Renowned Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks Against ‘Zionist’ Star of Wonder Woman Movie (INTERVIEW) July 26, 2016 3:02 pm 12 comments Author: Ruthie Blum Share this Article Twitter Facebook DiggStumblePrint Tags:Gal Gadot Gal Gadot anti-Zionism on Twitter Phyllis Chesler Wonder Woman essay Wonder Woman movie Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. A new trailer for the superhero film debuted Saturday. Photo: Twitter.A leading feminist who wrote an essay about the superhero Wonder Woman, to accompany a 1972 book about the 1940s comic strip, blasted the women...
  • 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
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