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  • That Coen Brothers movie titled "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"

    11/18/2018 5:14:03 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 47 replies
    I was out on the Netflix last night and saw this new Coen Brothers movie that was available. I was always a fan of the Coen Brothers with "Fargo" being one of my favorite "dark comedy" movies of all time. I especially liked that car salesman fellow who was constantly screwing up and ended up getting his wife inadvertently murdered by having her kidnapped for ransom by a couple of bungling criminals who hated each other. Basically all their movies are worth watching with "The Big Lebowski" being another favorite. Especially when that John Goodman character throws his friend's ashes...
  • Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival actor and voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies at 90

    11/11/2018 1:13:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    CTV News ^ | November 11, 2018 | CTV Kitchener
    Douglas Rain passed away Sunday morning at the age of 90. The actor, one of the pioneers of the Stratford Festival, is best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rain was the voice of the sentient computer HAL.
  • Nights of Cabiria

    11/06/2018 7:59:31 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 3 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    A quarter-century ago - October 31st 1993 - Federico Fellini died from complications of a heart attack he suffered a day after celebrating his fiftieth wedding anniversary. His memorial service at Cinecittà in Rome a few weeks later was attended by 70,000 people. Twenty-five years on, for our Saturday movie date I thought I'd pick something from that heyday of "Hollywood on the Tiber". I came to Fellini's 1957 smash Nights of Cabiria the wrong way round - because I was writing something about Sweet Charity, the musical Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon drew from it a decade later. In...

    11/02/2018 10:51:30 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies
    The ROKU Channel offers this month have some terrific movies: The Illusionist Storm Troopers The Firm A Few Good Men The Patriot Check it out at the link provided above
  • Actress Sarah Scott accuses ‘Runaways’ star Kip Pardue of sexual misconduct

    11/01/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    "Sarah Scott accused Pardue of sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported. Scott, 35, told the newspaper the incident happened when she and Pardue, 43, were filming a sex scene"
  • Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading

    10/30/2018 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 10/29/2018 | Staff
    A scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators. Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together. But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged.
  • Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

    10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding...
  • Lifeforce, the movie, now on Prime (and it appears to be buffed up)

    10/28/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    For any of you fans who are Amazon Prime members, Lifeforce is now free...and it appears to have been gussied up a little bit. This was always an old sci-fi favorite of mine and "it's baaaack."Here's a link to the trailer at youtube...Lifeforce
  • Vanity: Saw “Hunter Killer” Last Night

    10/27/2018 1:25:45 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 54 replies
    1027/2018 | me
    I read the reviews of this movie on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. Most of them were discouraging. Decided to give it a try, as I have been hungry — for what, 30 years? — for another movie like “The Hunt for Red October”, which I probably watch almost once a year. Overall, I liked it. I got the same proud, patriotic feeling I get when watching “Red October”. My Chinese-American companion said she liked it also and stayed awake during the entire showing — which was amazing, given her track record at other movies. Granted, the acting was a bit...
  • Frenzied Freddie UNCENSORED: In the new Queen film, singer Mercury's reduced to a saccharine [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:21:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Christopher Stevens
    All hail Saint Freddie! The extravagant, operatic lead singer of Queen is portrayed as a sanitised superhero for the 21st century in the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. At its laughable climax, we see Freddie Mercury finally fall in love and come out as gay to his parents, earning their tearful blessing — on the day his band achieves rock immortality with an all-conquering set at Live Aid. Actor Rami Malek plays the exuberantly camp star, who died from Aids in 1991, as a misunderstood martyr to his own sexuality.
  • Netflix announces The Lord of the Rings trilogy WILL come to streaming service on November 1 [tr]

    10/25/2018 7:19:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Eve Buckland
    It was the fantasy trilogy that garnered critical acclaim, won 17 Oscars and launched the careers of stars including Orlando Bloom and Dominic Monaghan. And Netflix UK & Ireland have announced the iconic The Lord of the Rings trilogy will come to the streaming service on November 1. The original trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King- based on the J.R.R Tolkien books, was released between 2001-2003.
  • James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94

    10/24/2018 2:47:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 24, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who moved the cemetery’s headstones — but not the bodies — as the developer Mr. Teague in the modern horror classic Poltergeist, has died. He was 94. The incredibly prolific Karen, who also was noteworthy in such films as The China Syndrome (1979) and The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and on the finale of NBC’s Little House on the Prairie — he’s the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up — died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.
  • They’ve watered down feral Freddie Mercury - the reckless hedonist - into a cup of milky [tr]

    10/24/2018 7:07:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jan Moir
    Clearly it’s been no bed of roses. No pleasure cruise. However, after eight years of delays, several different directors, strops, rows and – uh oh! – artistic differences, Bohemian Rhapsody finally staggered out of the shadows and on to the silver screen last night. And was this biopic of rock band Queen worth the wait? Not quite. Not really. Not unless you prefer a watered-down, milky tea version of the great Freddie Mercury; here portrayed as a mild-mannered occasional bisexual who was happiest with his cats and his soft furnishings. It is no secret that in real life, Mercury was...
  • Vanity: What someone yelled out in theater full of HALLOWEEN 40 patrons (No Spoilers!)

    10/20/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 51 replies
    Self ^ | 10/20/18 | Self
    Watched HALLOWEEN 40 this morning with my son. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and was produced by Jamie as well as by John Carpenter and Cody Carpenter. The screenplay/writing was Excellent! In a scene -- no spoilers! -- a boyfriend of Laurie's granddaughter tells her parents that he's "7% Cherokee". Someone in the audience yelled out: "That's still 7% more than Liz Warren!!" I live in a predominantly African-American neighborhood here in Southern Maryland, and the audience was packed with mostly African-American patrons - about 90%. This scene and reply brought a smile to my face. After...
  • R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Harold & Kumar’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

    10/20/2018 7:57:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Collider ^ | October 19, 2018 | Jeff Sneider
    Sad news, folks. We’re seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car? has passed away following a long illness. Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin‘ Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, where he also worked with a young Jennifer Garner. The film...
  • The Hate U Give

    10/18/2018 3:47:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Monterey Weekly ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Savlov
    Race, class, love, death, white privilege, black disadvantage. Those heavy subjects are present, alongside the seemingly foregone conclusions that the system is rigged against those at the bottom by those at the top, you can’t fight city hall (but you absolutely must not give in to despair). Alongside the kaleidoscopic chaos of just plain being a teenager in 21st-century America, these global themes carom off each other in this wise and bittersweet adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling young-adult novel.
  • A Right-Wing Halloween

    10/18/2018 6:09:49 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 Oct 2018 | Kyle Smith
    In which evil gets its due and there is no feel-good lesson to be learned, except one: Guns protect you. The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ignores all intervening Halloween movies), the woman, a mom named Karen, is forever grumbling about her Parris Island–style upbringing. Her mother is Laurie...
  • Media Ignores Big Opening and Critical Acclaim for 'Gosnell' Movie

    10/17/2018 4:43:33 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 15 replies ^ | 10/16/18 | Brianna Heldt
    The new movie about Kermit Gosnell, the notorious Philadelphia late-term abortionist eventually convicted in the deaths of three infants, made it into the Top 10 films at the box office this past weekend--an impressive feat for a crowd-funded film. But you won’t hear the mainstream media talking about it. “We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, told The Daily Signal. “We are the No. 1 independent movie of the weekend and [No. 5] per screen average across the U.S.” “This has...
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • "First Man" Impressions (VANITY)

    10/13/2018 6:49:16 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 82 replies
    My Opinion ^ | 13OCT18 | FSE
    So I took the family to see "First Man" today. The movie took a lot of heat from virtue-signaling types, but I suspected the criticisms were unfounded. I was nearly totally correct. Like, 98%. First of all, I'm not super well-read on the space program as compared to some uber-nerds who I'm sure populate this forum who could run rings around me in general knowledge regarding this era of our history. I have, however, been interested in the space program for a long time and even got to meet Alan Shepard at a book signing at the Space and Rocket...