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  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    ew.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Child Star Tommy Kelly dead at 90

    02/10/2016 5:04:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 10, 2016 | fox
    Tommy Kelly, who played the titular boy hero in the 1938 movie "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. He was 90. Kelly suffered congestive heart failure on Jan. 25 in Greensboro, N.C., his son announced Tuesday. Along with the adaptation of the Mark Twain novel for which he's best known, Kelly appeared in "Gone With the Wind," "He Walked By Night," and "The West Point Story" before retiring from Hollywood at age 25.
  • Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office

    03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted": "Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million...
  • 5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money

    02/10/2016 8:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CATHOLIC ONLINE ^ | 02/10/2016
    Faith-based films with an overt Christian message have been making inroads in the nation's box offices. The film industry is responding to audiences who want Christian themes in their entertainment, and even more films that are Christian are coming to theaters in 2016. To date, most of the Christian films released to date have been low budget, independent affairs. This year sees a new faith-based film from America's leading film director, Martin Scorsese and a lavish Biblical picture about the resurrection, "Risen." According to Ryan Duncan on the Crosswalk blog, these five Christian films coming to theaters in 2016 are...
  • Turner Classic Movies is running a Steve McQueen marathon tomorrow night

    02/09/2016 9:27:49 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    TCM ^ | N/A | Self
    Just a heads up for fellow Steve McQueen fans. TCM is showing The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon tomorrow night (2/10/16)
  • Coen brothers on #OscarsSoWhite: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans

    02/08/2016 6:28:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 82 replies
    JTA ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ron Kampeas
    Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans. The Oscars So White controversy, #OscarsSoWhite, may reflect a real problem, the film writing-directing-producing duo agreed: Money drives commercial movies, people who invest money want more of what has worked in the past and it's daunting for minorities to break into that cycle. But the brothers balked at the notion that film creators bear personal responsibility for promoting diversity, arguing you write what you know. "Take any particular actor or writer or filmmaker, and you go,...
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • There's talk about bringing back the Black Oscars

    02/05/2016 5:23:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    They gathered at the Beverly Wilshire, the men in tuxes, the women draped in evening gowns. The finest black talent in Hollywood was there that night in 2002, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, James Lassiter, Doug McHenry and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs among them. It was an annual gathering held at one posh hotel or another on the eve of the Academy Awards. Officially, it was called the Tree of Life Awards. But most people called it by its informal name: the Black Oscars.
  • 'We are so medieval': Malcolm McDowell says A Clockwork Orange is becoming reality, 45 years…

    02/02/2016 9:33:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Alexandra Genova
    When dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange came out in 1962, few thought it was a plausible imagining of the future. But, according to Malcolm McDowell, who stared in the novel's 1971 adaptation, it was in fact a chillingly accurate forecast. Speaking to the New York Daily News, McDowell explains how the Stanley Kubrick film shows a 'world in which all older people stay indoors with televisions on'. [...] The novel's central theme follows a group of violent 'droogs' - or gang members - who seek to illicit 'ultra-violence', mayhem and sexual depravity. The four young men pursue their pleasures after...
  • Frank Finlay dies at 89 (British Oscar-nominated actor)

    01/31/2016 9:05:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agencies
    ...In a wide-ranging career across stage and screen, Finlay starred as Porthos in the Three Musketeer films of the 1970s, alongside Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Michael York, and opposite Susan Penhaligon in the taboo-challenging television series Bouquet Of Barbed Wire. He also took the lead role in Dennis Potter's serial, Casanova, and starred in Shaft In Africa, the follow-up to the famous black private detective film starring Richard Roundtree. It was in a supporting role to Laurence Olivier in Othello back in 1965, for which he was nominated for an Oscar in 1965...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - My Man Godfrey (1936)

    01/30/2016 5:33:42 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    William Powell Night at the DfB Theater. A ditzy but good-hearted socialite (Carole Lombard), hires a down on his luck hobo named Godfrey (William Powell) to be the family butler. Zaniness ensures, and we learn there just might be a lot more to Godfrey than we realize...
  • ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Shows the Coen Brothers’ Love of Movies

    01/27/2016 12:15:54 PM PST · by Cecily · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Caryn James
    For more than 30 years, Joel and Ethan Coen have created droll spins on classic genres, from the fresh noir of their first film, “Blood Simple,” to the intense newfangled western of “No Country for Old Men” and the goofy, musical Depression-era “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The Coen brothers’ love of movies finally takes center stage in “Hail, Caesar!” Set in early-1950s Hollywood, the comedy follows a fixer at the fictional Capitol Studios (Josh Brolin) who tries to retrieve a kidnapped star (George Clooney). But the film, which opens Feb. 5, is driven by five wildly varied movies-within-the-movie that...
  • Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘The Birth of a Nation’ for $17.5 Million (Nat Turner Bio)

    01/26/2016 1:18:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Erich Schwartzel
    Less than 24 hours after its roaring arrival at the Sundance Film Festival, “The Birth of a Nation” has made history with the biggest deal in the festival’s history. Fox Searchlight has acquired world-wide rights to the Nat Turner biopic for $17.5 million — a whopping amount that reflects the movie’s critical and commercial prospects and the crowded field of bidders hitting festivals now.
  • Range 15 trailer! (A comedy that features combat vets!) VIDEO

    01/26/2016 9:42:11 AM PST · by Marie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | MaxBest
    Fantastic trailer! (Warning - harsh language. This is a movie made by real combat vets, featuring real combat vets) Featuring marcus luttrell!! VIDEO AT THE LINK
  • ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Electrifies Sundance Crowd In World Premiere (Nat Turner Revolt)

    01/26/2016 6:21:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    “Without an honest confrontation, there is no healing.” That’s from Birth Of A Nation director-producer-star Nate Parker today onstage at the Sundance Film Festival. In what I have to say was one of the most emotional experiences I’ve had at a movie theater, Parker world premiered what he called his seven-year “passion project.” His telling of the early 19th century slave revolt led by Nat Turner had audience members crying in their seats and jumping to their feet in a prolonged standing ovation at the film’s conclusion.
  • Sundance: Daniel Radcliffe's Farting Corpse Movie Prompts Walk-Outs

    01/23/2016 10:15:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Variety ^ | January 22, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    One of the most anticipated movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival also turned out to be among the most divisive. On Friday afternoon, the Eccles Theater had to turn away hundreds of movie fans, and even a few industry VIPs, at the packed premiere of "Swiss Army Man," starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. But the bizarre fable about a lost man (Dano) who befriends a farting corpse (Radcliffe) could win the festival's award for the most walk-outs, as a continuous stream of audience members kept standing up and bolting for the door throughout the film.
  • Michael Caine Judges Actors By Individual Merit, Which Is Somehow Racist

    01/22/2016 10:20:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/2016 | Jim Treacher
    It's 2016. Isn't it about time a black person won an Academy Award? Well, okay, black people have won Academy Awards.* But shouldn't black people be nominated every time the awards are held? And don't say, "Leave us alone, we picked a black guy already," because that makes you sound like the 2016 Democrats. Charlotte Rampling, who's nominated this year for her role in a movie you haven't seen, made the mistake of saying the #OscarsSoWhite boycott campaign is racist. Sure, it's literally true that demanding concessions based on race is racist, but that doesn't mean she should say it....
  • 13 Hours Benghazi Film Nails Clinton, Obama Betrayal Without Saying a Word

    01/22/2016 2:40:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    In the last moments of this incandescently tragic but brilliant film, the camera lingers on an American flag, torn and blackened by fire, weighed down by chunks of the once-lavish consulate, sinking in the trash-strewn pool of the Benghazi residence where just a few hours earlier Ambassador Chris Stevens was dipping his toes. A gut-rending symbol of how our rodent-hearted "leaders" have sunk our once-great nation; the noble flag drowned literally in the rocket's red glare of Islamic terrorist bombs bursting in air. Thirteen Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a war movie about the Libyan terrorist attacks on...
  • Now, What About the 13 Hours of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?

    01/22/2016 2:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Charlotte Hays
    Benghazi and its aftermath in some ways exemplifies foreign policy during the Obama years: the public never get a straight answer. That is why the new movie, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," is so important. It answers the question the administration refuses to: What happened that night in Benghazi, Libya as Americans fought for their lives for thirteen hours against a well-coordinated attack on September 11, 2012? Yes, it's a movie and undoubtedly includes inaccuracies and exaggeration, but I'll gladly put it up for an accuracy contest against the bogus Benghazi talking points delivered on September 15, 2012,...
  • "Black Lives Matter" - Except in Tinseltown

    01/21/2016 2:47:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    The Hollywood liberals who give Academy Awards to their friends got called out for their lack of diversity this week. It seems this year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences couldn't find a single actor of color worthy of an Oscar nomination for a lead or supporting role. Its 6,000-odd members went 0 for 20 in their search. For the second straight year. Have Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Djimon Hounsou, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah taken...
  • Will Smith blasts Oscars for lack for diversity and says he'll be skipping awards ceremony [tr]

    01/21/2016 6:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Snejana Farberov
    Will Smith broke his silence this morning about the controversy surrounding his wife’s Oscar boycott, saying that he also won’t be attending this year’s ceremony because he believes that Hollywood is ‘going in the wrong direction’ when it comes to diversity. The 47-year-old star of Concussion sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to share his thoughts on this year’s overwhelmingly white Academy Award nominations, and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s videotaped call to action ‘I think that diversity is the American superpower. That's why we're great,’ he told Roberts.
  • GOD'S NOT DEAD 2 (VANITY)

    01/20/2016 12:08:36 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    (LINK IS TO THE TRAILER) I was able to attend the sequel to GOD'S NOT DEAD last night. Packed house of pastors and activists. Great movie! Like the first film, the multi-plot story follows several characters as they faces challenges due to their faith. Many of the characters (and the Newsboys) from the first film are back. The primary story is about a teacher who answers a student's question in class and references the teachings of Jesus. Enjoyable film and relevant as today's headlines. A worthy sequel covering new territory. Big cheer from the crowd at the end.... and a...
  • Film Shows Clinton Aide's Own Struggle With Anthony Weiner Scandal

    01/19/2016 5:41:54 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK and BROOKS BARNES
    In May 2013, Huma Abedin and Anthony D. Weiner allowed filmmakers full access to his mayoral campaign with the hopes that the end result would document a spectacular political comeback, with Mr. Weiner being sworn in as mayor of New York having emerged from a scandal centered on explicit texting that forced him to resign from Congress. Things did not go quite according to plan. Instead, "Weiner," a new documentary that The New York Times was allowed to view exclusively ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, provides an unfettered look at the implosion of Mr....
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • 13 Hours: THIS is What Difference it Makes

    Combat Action. The true story from the perspective of the military contractors who rescued Americans in the terrorist attacks on the American embassy and CIA facility in Benghazi on 9/11 2012. Woah. Michael Bay, you are forgiven of Transformers. In fact, all Michael Bay haters will have to stand down and admit that this phenomenal action movie is a well-told and entertaining story of American valor. No vain empty action, this is rich and full heroism. I think Bay is probably the only one who could get this movie made because no one can accuse him of political agenda in...
  • Saw "The Revenant" (Movie Review-Vanity)

    01/17/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 47 replies
    GPH | 1/17/2016 | GPH
    Saw The Revenant the other day with a good friend of mine. I can't say I've ever seen a movie that was filmed as beautifully as this one. The visuals and shots were simply amazing, and the style was very dream-like. In fact, the protagonist often had very vivid and bizarre dreams, but "reality" itself was also very odd and surreal in the way it was filmed. You sort of get the feeling that there is a spiritual undercurrent that you get a sense of in how the scenes were shot, and that is indeed a theme in the film's...
  • Benghazi 13 Hours Review

    01/16/2016 7:19:01 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 113 replies
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    Just got out of Benghazi 13 hours. Wow what a movie! It was evident from the start this was an accurate portrayal. The actual participants in Benghazi helped Director Michael Bay plot out the movie. At times the characters/heroes were a bit hard to follow as one bearded dude looked just like the next. But the overall story, plot and accounts were told perfectly. From the beginning of the movie until the end you can see how higher ups were stifling the contractors and CIA Agents. They also did a good job showing that each man had a family to...
  • Victims versus Victims

    01/16/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Once again the Bizzaro world, perpetual grievance rantings of the Left's collective inner child doesn't disappoint. Breaking news: The Oscars are racist. Riiiiiiiiight, said the prophet Nipsy Russell. Because if the Oscars are racist, then I'm starring in the sequel to Brokeback Mountain. Yet there it is, and for the second year of race-based fist-shaking in a row. USA Today catalogued the most recent cinematic holocaust thusly: "Once again, the Oscar nominations are marked by a glaring lack of diversity. All 20 slots in the four major acting categories went to white actors when the nominations were announced in Hollywood...
  • Police: We’re why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is bombing at box office

    01/15/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Richard Johnson
    Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is a box-office disaster, and the police officers who boycotted the movie are taking credit for its disappointing ticket sales. The violent Western was released on Christmas Day and has grossed $42.9 million so far. At this rate, it’s set to barely pass its production budget of $50 million — meaning big losses for the Weinstein Co., which spent another $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion. Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, the first union official to call for a boycott of the film, said, “With nearly 1 million law enforcement...
  • I just saw 13 HOURS

    01/14/2016 7:22:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    self | 1/14/16 | self
    not much to say Good movie, not a waste of money However, i guess it was anti-climactic, if our government had changed things since then, it would have meant more, but knowing they are still covering up for the lack of support, which the movie CLEARLY COVERS the repeated calls for it... It is worth the price. Go see it.
  • 'Revenant' leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

    01/14/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Racebaiters ^ | Jan 14, 2016 12:34 PM EST | Jake Coyle
    The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller "The Revenant" landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for "The Revenant," including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his sweep of best picture, director and screenplay for "Birdman" last year. ...
  • A Man's Dog

    01/14/2016 12:00:26 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    1/13/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    In The Moonlighter movie, 1953, Fred MacMurray's dog alterts him to a prowling cougar. The dog is game, prompts him to the hunt, locates the cougar, MacMurray shoots the cat, he has to pull the dog off the dead cat.A great dog, a man's dog, the dog of a boy's heart. Not particularly large, a medium small dog.Such a dog is Sheldon.A 10 second Sheldon movie. https://www.facebook.com/kardiokult.life/videos/1692003041083875/
  • The 10 Best Movies of 2015

    01/12/2016 12:50:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | John Hanlon
    With the Golden Globe awards airing last Sunday and the Oscar nominations coming out later this week, I recently took a look at the films of the past year and come up with my annual list of the ten best movies of the year.Overall, 2015 was a great year at the movies with a lot of great films arriving (including big budget fare like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World). There were plenty of box office failures as well (including financial flops like Fantastic Four and cinematic duds like Fifty Shades of Grey) but overall, the local cineplex...
  • 'We’re Thrilled to Be Telling One of the Great Untold Stories': About Bruce Lee Fight Shoots in SF

    01/10/2016 3:52:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tamara Palmer
    "Birth of the Dragon," a film about a pivotal fight between Bruce Lee and Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man that took place in Northern California in 1965, is currently shooting in various San Francisco locations. The film stars Hong Kong actor and martial arts master Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. San Francisco's Film Commission confirmed to Hoodline that the production will be working in the city through Monday. The publication reported that the last shooting location is scheduled to take place on Spofford Street in Chinatown. According to Variety, the film began shooting in Vancouver, Canada in November under the...
  • ANYBODY SEE “THE REVENANT” YET?

    01/09/2016 9:20:48 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 101 replies
    1/10/2016 | Nikos1121
    Left work a little early yesterday to see a 4:30 showing of The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I ended up in the slowest ticket line, but eventually got my annual $20 refillable popcorn tub, a bottle of lemonade and walked briskly to the theater since by then it was 4:50. I thought for sure I had missed the beginning, which is one my few pet peeves. Nope, previews were still on. Is America the only country where movies never start on the time posted? Thank, God for it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a movie, longer still since...
  • An alphabetical The Wizard Of Oz recut is both orderly and chaotic

    01/09/2016 3:56:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 4, 2016 | Joe Blevins
    History records that The Wizard Of Oz was edited by one Blanche Sewell, an Oklahoman and thwarted actress who also cut together such memorable films as Red Dust, Go West, and Grand Hotel during her 25-year career in Hollywood. But what if Oz had been assembled instead by an extremely diligent file clerk, one who cherished order and neatness over meaning and context? That is the unlikely scenario behind "Of Oz The Wizard," a bizarre and thorough alternate edit of the 1939 family classic by filmmaker Matt Bucy. He has chopped The Wizard Of Oz, all 101 minutes of it,...
  • Why so many Kowalskis?

    01/03/2016 1:24:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    TV Tropes ^ | January 7, 2011 | Azek from Kazakhstan
    Does this name sounds especially cool for American audiences or something? I had a discussion on a Russian cinema forum a few weeks before about this name. I basically shot the original poster's idea off, saying that this name is a very common Polish last name. But, this week i absolutely unrelatedly watched Vanishing Point and here is another Kowalski! After that, i just can't ignore this anymore. Even today i randomly clicked on Noble Bigot and again stumbled on quote by yet another Kowalski. What's going on? How can Polish last name (not even the most popular one) can...
  • Michael Bay movie to premiere at AT&T Stadium

    01/01/2016 12:15:23 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 22 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | December 23, 2015 | Cary Darling
    You may have heard of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the new film from blow-'em-up-real-good director Michael Bay of Armageddon and Transformers fame. ... ... ... It's going to make its debut at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as part of a promotional push, Paramount Studios confirmed Wednesday. 13 Hours... revolves around the six-man security team that defended the American diplomatic compound at Benghazi, Libya, during an attack by terrorists in 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. ... ... ... Tickets are free through ticketmaster.com and thirteenhoursmovie.com as long as supplies last....
  • What You Need to Know About "The Big Short"

    12/31/2015 10:11:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    One of the most intriguing movies I've seen in a long time is The Big Short. It's about the housing bubble and what we now call the Great Recession, based on Michael Lewis's bestselling book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." The main characters are money managers who not only realized that the housing bubble was being supported by unsustainable subprime mortgages, but also found a way to make millions of dollars from the inevitable crash. Here are 10 things moviegoers need to know. Lesson 1: There will always be bubbles. Vernon Smith is an economist who won a...
  • ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is atheist, Communist propaganda

    12/27/2015 7:25:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 215 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The Christmas Eve showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” may be intended to make you believe in the importance of even an ordinary person’s life, but underneath that, what are the film’s secret hidden messages, the ones that become apparent only after two or three eggnogs? Let’s mull over some of the wackier possibilities. It’s a salute to atheism. It’s “the least religious but most humanist film you could ever see,” said David Wilson in The Guardian, because it suggests people should fix their problems on Earth rather than waiting for God to help out. Regarding Jimmy Stewart’s character George...
  • Samuel L. Jackson on San Bernardino Shooters: Disappointed It Wasn't 'Crazy White Dude'

    12/28/2015 12:00:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rush Limbaugh has stated several times that the assassination of John F. Kennedy ushered in the era of modern liberalism. Liberals back then just couldn't handle the fact that the assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, a communist who lived for awhile in the Soviet Union. So they attempted to blame Americaand the "rightwing" for Kennedy's assassination.In the current update of that attitude, liberals hate to see radical Muslims blamed for acts of terrorism. The prefer and wish for such acts to have been committed by somebody they can associate with conservatives. The latest example of this is Samuel L.Jackson who...
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Haskell Wexler, 'Cuckoo’s Nest' Cinematographer, Dies at 93

    12/27/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 27, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the socially conscious two-time Academy Award winner who lensed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and many other masterpieces, has died. He was 93.Wexler died in his sleep Sunday at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, his son, Oscar-nominated sound man Jeff Wexler, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Pulp Fiction ... Mark Steyn

    12/27/2015 1:26:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The Hateful Eight, billed as "the 8th film by Quentin Tarantino", has opened in selected cities in 70mm format. I'd thought by this stage that some new young hungry film critics would have emerged who'd like to make their names by having a go at the aging enfant terrible. But, judging from the reviews, that does not seem to be the case. On the other hand, I gather there's some sort of boycott being mounted by those offended by Tarantino's recent remarks re black men who get shot by cops. It would be, as they say, ironic were the director...
  • The Souls behind the Christmas Classics

    12/24/2015 2:27:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Mary Claire Kendall
    Every year as we celebrate the birth of Christ, one time-honored tradition is that of sitting in the warmth of our homes and enjoying classic Hollywood films with friends and family, if not alone, as we savor the days of Christmas. These cinematic treasures help us appreciate the momentous reality of Christ becoming man because they exemplify, in many respects, the goodness and virtue he embodied, and which a Christian—"a bearer of Christ"—is called to live. Often this happens through characters such as George Bailey and Ebenezer Scrooge, in, respectively, It's a Wonderful Life (1945) and A Christmas Carol, produced...
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

    12/22/2015 6:19:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Early on in “The Hateful Eight,” John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line “slow like molasses.” Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience. This describes “The Hateful Eight” well, too: It deserves your patience. “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film by Quentin Tarantino, shows the very odd path that one of the greatest living filmmakers has decided to take. While many directors start out conventional and then experiment once they have clout, Tarantino has abandoned much of the nonlinear storytelling on which he made his name (with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp...
  • Reading Too Much Into Star Wars

    12/20/2015 5:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    America is obsessed with Star Wars. I'm not making a value judgment, just a statement of fact. It's everywhere, even in car commercials on radio. What the movie franchise has to do with cars is a mystery, but it's probably working because why else would they do it? It certainly worked on me. I watched "The Force Awakens" Thursday at 11 p.m., Friday at 9:40 a.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m. Like I said, it's not a value judgment because I'd be judging myself. No value judgment is being made, but there are judgments to be made in regards to...
  • The Force is an Over-hyped Farce (One star)

    12/19/2015 11:17:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 83 replies
    12.20.2015 | Perdogg
    My review is below the fold - no spoilers. I saw the movie in Imax-3D format. Next Review: The Hatefull Eight (70 mm) on December 31, 2015.
  • WATCH: The Ultimate Star Trek Film Tribute

    12/18/2015 12:16:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | December 18, 2015 | TrekNews.net Staff
    The Star Trek film franchise, which first took flight with 1979’s The Motion Picture, is something many of us hold near and dear to our hearts. For some of us, these are the DVDs, Blu-Rays and even VHS tapes we reach for when we want to spend time with our old friends -- Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Bones, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov.With the recent release of the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, I thought it was a good a time as any to revisit some of those classic big screen moments. Nick Bosworth over at JoBlo edited and compiled a...