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  • Kansas City Bomber [scenes from the Raquel Welch film, 1972.]

    07/05/2020 7:52:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2014 | Warner Bros.
    Baseball has its Bull Durham. Basketball has Hoosiers. Football has Rudy. And the mad sport of roller derby has Kansas City Bomber! Step aside, boys, she's coming through. In the early Seventies, the roller game was the hottest thing on wheels when this smash-mouth spin-fest elbowed its way onto screens.Kansas City Bomber [scenes from the Raquel Welch film, 1972.]
  • An American Carol

    07/04/2020 4:25:50 PM PDT · by zadox · 11 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2008 | watchmoviepreviews
    An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.
  • Airplane!' at 40: David Zucker defends the comedy classic's controversial jive-talking sequence: 'Everything is so sensitive nowadays'

    07/03/2020 8:52:32 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 94 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ethan Alter
    Surely, we can be serious: Forty years ago in the summer of 1980, Airplane! flew into theaters and made the friendly skies safe... for laughter. The disaster movie spoof became an era-defining hit and launched the directorial careers of writing partners David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker — better known by their comedic call sign ZAZ. The trio went on to make such oft-quoted favorites as Top Secret!, The Naked Gun and Hot Shots!, but Airplane! remains their crowning achievement, even landing a spot on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. ... While Airplane! is filled with gags...
  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait… During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...
  • A Very Modern Hero - Why 'Lawrence of Arabia' holds up so well.

    06/27/2020 12:09:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/27/2020 | Kyle Smith
    H e did all right for himself, the fellow who got 15th billing in Lawrence of Arabia. After the names Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, I. S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Zia Mohyeddin, Michael Ray, John Dimech, Donald Wolfit and Omar Sharif, we are presented with this title: “Introducing Peter O’Toole as T. E. Lawrence.” Introducing? That’s the first clue that the film will prefer legend to fact. O’Toole wasn’t a neophyte, having had a major part in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England in 1960. But what a beautiful...
  • Gone With the Wind Has Returned to HBO Max With Prologue About How Film 'Denies the Horrors of Slavery'

    06/24/2020 2:59:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Gone With the Wind is no longer gone from HBO Max, having been restored to the streaming service’s library with a new prologue about the film’s problematic themes and depictionof the antebellum South. Jacqueline Stewart, host of TCM’s “Silent Sunday Nights” and a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, leads the four-and-a-half minute intro, which starts off with a general cinematic lesson — recounting the eight Academy Awards (including for Best Picture) won in 1939 by the “highly anticipated” adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, as well as its inflation-adjusted standing as the...
  • The King's Man - Official Trailer 3

    06/22/2020 3:28:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    IGN ^ | June 21, 2020 | Staff
    As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man. The King's Man is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
  • The New York Times Still Shilling for Communist Regimes

    06/20/2020 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 20, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    (Olivier) Assayas’s latest picture, “Wasp Network” (streaming on Netflix), looks like his most conventional work,” reads a film review by The New York Times this week.  “But it also pushes this theme to a dizzying, eventually exhilarating, extreme…There are times in which “Wasp Network” feels like a John le Carré tale drenched in Miami sun, or even a serious-minded “Top Gun” variant….(the movie) is based on the nonfiction book “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War” by Fernando Morais…”                      Interestingly, during its run of the hippest film festivals last year...
  • British actor Ian Holm dies at 88

    06/19/2020 7:42:29 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/19/2020 | Entertainment News
    LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Ian Holm, best known for his roles in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Alien”, has died aged 88, the Guardian newspaper said on Friday. The actor, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 1981 film “Chariots of Fire”, had died from a Parkinson’s related illness, the paper said. “It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” his agent told the paper. “He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we...
  • HBO Max plans to put Gone With The Wind back onto its streaming service — but a black scholar will introduce the movie to provide ‘historical context’

    06/15/2020 8:49:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:48 EDT, 15 June 2020 | James Gordon
    Gone With The Wind is to be restored to the HBO Max streaming platform after it was abruptly pulled from the service last week after coming under criticism for romanticizing slavery, amid a nationwide re-evaluation of cultural values. But when the film finally returns, it will be accompanied by an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, who will explain the “historical context” of the 1939 Civil War epic. The film starring Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, is based on a novel...
  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson And More Encourage White People To Call Out Racism In NAACP’s #ITakeResponsibility Campaign

    06/11/2020 9:09:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 11, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The NAACP has teamed with Tommy Oliver and Adam Platzner of Confluential Content (OWN’s Black Love, Sony’s The Perfect Guy, Sundance Award Winner Kinyarwanda) for #ITakeResponsibilty, a new campaign launched today that encourages White people to call out racism and commit to supporting Black lives. #ITakeResponsibilty kicked off today with a forward PSA featuring Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman, Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci as they took responsibility for the ways they’ve perpetuated racism through silence or inaction, and their...
  • I Predicted The Left Would Ban 'Gone With the Wind'

    06/10/2020 10:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | June 10, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    HBO Max has removed the Oscar-winning Civil War epic "Gone With The Wind" from its library over concerns about racial tensions following the death of George Floyd. I predicted this would happen in my new book, "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation." I would sincerely encourage you to get a copy and prepare to defend our great name from the jihadists. I was ridiculed by many in the conservative and the leftist media for my assertion that we were approaching a day when book bannings and movie bannings would become the norm in American society....
  • ‘Gone With the Wind’ Number One Best Seller at Amazon After HBO Blacklist

    06/10/2020 9:33:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 6/10/2020 | Charles Spiering
    Americans rushed to snatch up physical copies of the movie Gone With the Wind after HBO Max announced it was blacklisting the film from its streaming platform. The film was the number one bestselling film on Amazon early Wednesday morning, even though both DVDs and Blu-ray discs were sold out. An HBO Max spokesman said Tuesday the film was pulled because of “ethnic and racial prejudices” that were “counter to WarnerMedia’s values.” Black actress Hattie Daniel won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar of 1940 for her performance in the epic, the first black actor or actress to win an Oscar.
  • Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert Calls Trump and his supporters racist

    06/07/2020 7:18:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 124 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 7, 2020 | Melissa Gilbert
    We Hate Trump like you hated President Obama. However, we hate Trump because he is racist. You hated Obama because you are racist.
  • Box Office Will Plunge 50% Due to Coronavirus Closures, Analyst Predicts

    06/01/2020 1:55:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | June 1, 2020 | Brent Lang
    Movie theater closures and the uncertainty created by COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on the box office, according to a new note from research company MoffettNathanson. The Wall Street analyst firm predicts that revenues from ticket sales will be cut in half, falling from $11.4 billion in 2019 to $5.5 billion in 2020. That’s a 52% plunge, and it’s a drop that could be even steeper if cinemas don’t reopen in July and if summer blockbusters such as “Tenet” and “Mulan” that are supposed to debut that month get pushed back deeper into the year. They note that it...
  • Rioters Are Literally Blasting 'The Purge' Commencement Announcement in the Streets

    Rioters Are Literally Blasting ‘The Purge’ Commencement Announcement in the Streets: “Any and All Crime, Including Murder, Will Be Legal for 12 Continuous Hours.” VIDEOS......
  • Spike Lee: ‘I’m Not Going to a Movie Theater’ Until There’s a Vaccine

    05/29/2020 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Indiewire ^ | May 29, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Spike Lee spoke out in late April against movie theaters re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now the Oscar winner tells Vanity Fair he most likely will not be going to movie theaters until there is a vaccine for the virus being distributed. Lee is releasing his new film, the Vietnam War drama “Da 5 Bloods,” straight to Netflix on June 12. The director was supposed to begin production this summer on an adaptation of the graphic novel “Prince of Cats” for Legendary Pictures, but Lee told Vanity Fair he doesn’t see filming on any Hollywood production happening anytime soon....
  • New Pixar Movie 'Out' Promotes the LGBTQ Lifestyle Directly to Children in Boldest Attempt yet to Indoctrinate Them into Homosexual Movement

    05/28/2020 1:38:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/28/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    Gay activists have certainly been targeting your children for many years now, from sex-ed curricula in the schools to drag queen reading hours in the libraries, and now in new Pixar Disney short film ‘Out’ With each passing year, the gay activist crowd grows more and more powerful, flush with corporate funding in the millions of dollars, and the tent of their movement grows ever broader. That they desire children, on many levels, is evident, not only to recruit but also to be used as sexual objects as well. People get mad when I call it the LGBTQ+ P For...
  • Looking for old World War II movie

    05/27/2020 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 35 replies
    Self | 5/27/'20 | Zionist Conspirator
    I was watching some old war movies on Monday, and I am reminded of one with an unforgettable scene but whose title I simply cannot remember. It's set in China, and in the scene I mentioned Philip Ahn (Master Kan from "Kung Fu") is calmly teaching his students as the Japanese bombs fall around them. He asks them what their country is. "Our country is goodness" says one student. "Our country is kindness [or something like that]" says another. "Goodness and kindness [or whatever] make fine countries," he tells them. Anyway the implication is that they are all killed in...
  • 'Ghostbusters' reboot director Paul Feig says female-led movie was hindered by 'anti-Hillary movement'

    05/26/2020 11:59:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Tyler McCarthy
    Paul Feig, the director and co-writer of the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot, noted in a recent interview about the film that he believes the “anti-Hillary movement” played a big role in the movie’s negative perception. The 57-year-old director’s announcement in 2015 that he would reboot the beloved comedy franchise with an all-female cast led by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones drew a slew of criticism from fans of the original movies. The film ultimately underperformed at the box office, only earning $229.1 million worldwide. Speaking in an interview on Jess Cagle’s SiriusXM show, Feig explained that he...