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  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Will Have Some Conservatives Yearning For Michael Moore's

    07/21/2014 5:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2014 | John Tamny
    Back in 2010, and amid some of the worst economic times of Barack Obamaís failed presidency, I lunched with an entrepreneur whose signage business was booming both domestically and globally. I asked this person how he thrived despite all the political barriers to growth, and he said ďIím way too smart for Obama, and Iíll always work around him.Ē The entrepreneurís confident response came to mind as I watched Dinesh DíSouzaís latest documentary, America: Imagine the World Without Her. DíSouza properly loves the U.S., as does this writer, but his documentaries (the other was 2016: Obamaís America, released to much...
  • Box Office Down; Anti-Obama 'Purge' Rules, 'Sex Tape' Bombs

    07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/19/2014 | John Nolte
    According to Nikki Finke the weekend box office is not only refusing to recover, it has slipped even further behind with a stunning 29% drop over last year. Despite all the industry happy talk around "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel opened well below where other under-performers have this summer and has no dropped 53% from last weekend. "Dawn" will do fine, no question, but within the context of what this summer needs, it is nothing close to a savior, nor were this weekend's three wide releases. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," and "Purge: Anarchy" offered...
  • 25 best Texas movies of all time

    07/18/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    DFW.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cary Darling, Robert Philpot and Preston Jones
    We round up our 25 favorite films set in Texas. If youíve seen them, maybe it's time to see them again. If you havenít seen them, what are you waiting for?
  • 10 Things I Learned From Eavesdropping on Conservatives Talking About ĎAmericaí At the Movie Theater

    07/14/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    America: Imagine the World Without Her is the newest propaganda hit piece from confessed criminal and Right-wing operative Dinesh DíSouza. During my weekly visit to the movies, I saw Deliver Us From Evil. It was a movie with great potential (the connection to PTSD and the ďdemonsĒ that our veterans carry home with them from war could have been more thoroughly developed) that needed a thorough rewrite and editing. I am a sucker for movies about the supernatural and occult. Therefore, I felt obligated to see Deliver Us From Evil. Dinesh DíSouzaís new ďdocumentaryĒ ďAmericaĒ was also playing at the...
  • What Killed The Romantic Comedy?

    07/12/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | RACHEL LU
    ďYou know of course that we could never really be friendsÖ Men and women canít be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.Ē Thatís from the 1989 romantic comedy, ďWhen Harry Met Sally.Ē But you already knew that. Itís a famous movie and a famous line, and in the 25 years since Nora Ephronís classic swept the box office, people still love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of true friendship melting into true love.
  • Hollywood, Where Liberal Values Reign -- Except at the Box Office

    07/09/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement: "You are going to kill it out there!" Donna replies: "I actually have an appointment to do that tomorrow." Donna's talking about her abortion appointment. Get it? It's funny because it's true. Or if you're like me, you think it's not funny because it's true. Many critics think it's funny. One dubbed it "far and away the most...
  • Exclusive: Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Get Biblical in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Posters

    07/08/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    Goodbye caped crusader, hello prophet! Weíve got an exclusive poster reveal of Christian Bale playing Moses†in director Ridley Scottís upcoming Old Testament epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Baleís armored warrior get-up is a far cry from the iconic beard-and-robe look sported by cinemaís most famous Moses, Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. But thatís by design: One of Baleís conditions for taking the role, he told Entertainment Weekly, was ďno fake beards.Ē†ďThe biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that The Ten Commandments†never dreamed of going,Ē the Oscar-winning actor...
  • America, Imagine the World Without Her. moving up the records

    07/06/2014 11:55:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    boxofficemojo.com ^ | 7/6/2014 | freeAtlanta- vanity
    Dinesh D'Souza's wonderful movie is moving up the Documentary ranks. As of posting this, it is #11 on the Political Documentary list. Political DocumentariesAll of us should have the goal to get this movie to #1 to pass the liar Michael Moore and his anti-American hit piece. I hope we can help this movie get there. Currently, it has grossed 4 million in 1,105 theaters. The liar's movie had 119 million and was in 2,011 theaters.
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • 10 Movies That Make You Proud to Be an American

    07/05/2014 6:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/04/2014 | JAMES JAY CARAFANO
    These films across genres and decades show American exceptionalism on screen. When it comes to the ďland I love,Ē the movies that move us most happen to be based on the stories of real Americans. They get to the core of what America really means and show why this nation is truly exceptional. Americaís dedication to liberty makes it a nation like no other. Thatís why, whether the setting is war, politics, courtrooms, sports, or science, when Hollywood makes movies about exceptional Americans they celebrate the true value and meaning of liberty. And that inspires us.
  • Russia Bans Swear Words in Art, Films

    07/04/2014 5:55:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    A hugely controversial Russian law banning curse words in films, theatre, the media and arts came into force on Tuesday, part of a Kremlin-backed drive to play up traditional values and root out swearing. The legislation, wich was signed off by President Vladimir Putin in May, imposes hefty fines on offenders -- up to 2,500 rubles ($72) for individuals and up to 50,000 rubles ($1,460) for businesses. Movies featuring obscenities will not be issued a distribution licence, while traders will now be obliged to warn consumers about swear words.
  • Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ĎTammyí Her All, but Itís Nowhere Near Enough

    07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rex Reed
    The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. Itís a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isnít a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration...
  • Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s

    07/01/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Elaine Woo
    Paul Mazursky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director who excelled at mining the urban middle class for laughs as well as tears in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to family spokeswoman Nancy Willen. A gentle satirist of contemporary society, Mazursky at his best chronicled the social trends of the late 1960s and the '70s, including its touchy-feely self-improvement fads, shifting rules for love and sex,...
  • Guildford Four Member Gerry Conlon, Who Was Wrongly Convicted of 1974 Pub Bombing, Dies Aged 60

    06/21/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Record ^ | Jun 21, 2014
    MR CONLON served 14 years of a life sentence for the blast in the Surrey town before being released from prison in 1989.GERRY CONLON, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, has died aged 60, his family have announced. Mr Conlon and the rest of the Guildford Four served 14 years of a life sentence for the attack which killed five people and injured 65, before their convictions were overturned in 1989. He was later played by Daniel Day-Lewis in the film In The Name Of The Father. Mr Conlon's family issued a statement through his...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's America: Review

    06/19/2014 11:38:17 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 13 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Greg C.
    ...America is partly a imagining of a world without America, but more powerfully it is a virtual courtroom drama as the filmmakers lay out, then carefully refute the Lefts' moral indictments of America: to wit: that America stole the land from Native Americans and Mexico and stole the labor of slaves and the resources from the third world to build its remarkable wealth. Part of the strength of the film is that it uses interviews with leading intellectuals on the Left, including Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill, Michael Eric Dyson and Alan Dershowitz. It also featured a good deal of archival...
  • Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes

    06/16/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Deseret News National ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kandra Polatis
    In "Man of Steel," the most recent Superman film, when Superman's parents send their son away from their dying planet to save his life, his mom worries he will not be accepted on Earth because he is an alien to the planet. "He will be an outcast. They'll kill him," his mother says. "How? He'll be a god to them," says his father, Jor-El, who believes Superman will be an ideal Earth's inhabitants will strive to reach.
  • 8 stars whose box office draw is nose diving

    06/16/2014 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruiseís new sci-fi film ďEdge of TomorrowĒ ó which debuted June 6 ó did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013ís ďOblivion.Ē In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011ís ďMission: Impossible ó Ghost ProtocolĒ). It looks like heís nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though weíll see how ďMission: Impossible 5Ē does when it comes out next year. The 51-year-old is not alone in his midlife crisis: Here are seven more movie stars whose careers are in trouble.
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruiseís new sci-fi film ďEdge of TomorrowĒ ó which debuted June 6 ó did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013ís ďOblivion.Ē In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011ís ďMission: Impossible ó Ghost ProtocolĒ). It looks like heís nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though weíll see how ďMission: Impossible 5Ē does when it comes out next year.
  • Actress Carla Laemmle, a link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104

    06/13/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2014 | Claire Noland
    *** She became a ballet dancer and actress and appeared in ďThe Phantom of the OperaĒ (1925) and ďDracula.Ē For that 1931 classic she spoke the filmís first lines: ďAmong the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age ... . ď
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' Eyes Stunning $52M-Plus Debut, Crushes (Tom Cruise) 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    06/08/2014 6:03:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 7, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Younger females are storming the North American box office to see The Fault in Our Stars, which took in a whopping $26.1 million on Friday for a projected $52 million-plus debut. That's a major victory for Fox 2000, which made the romantic drama for a mere $12 million. ........................................................ Fault in Our Stars is trouncing Tom Cruise's big-budget Edge of Tomorrow, a sci-fi epic that cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow at least $178 million to produce. The critically acclaimed Edge of Tomorrow did slightly better than expected at the Friday box office, earning $10.6 million for a possible $30...
  • Spike Lee Is Trying to Get Do the Right Thing Its Own Street Name in Brooklyn

    06/06/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Although he no longer lives in the borough, anti-gentrification spokesperson Spike Lee insists, "Brooklyn is still going to be inside of me." And he inside of it: Lee's Do the Right Thing may be immortalized in true NYC-style ó with a street sign. Brooklyn Community Board 3 has voted to approve renaming the Bed-Stuy block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, where the movie was filmed, ďDo the Right ThingĒ Way, in time for its 25th anniversary. The City Council has the final say, and it could be tough. "It's a bit complicated, because the City Council's...
  • "About 30% of the films in Hollywood are funded through the Middle East" -Josh Tickell

    05/31/2014 5:37:25 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    SunNews' Brian Lilley follows up with Josh Tickell, filmmaker. The ultimate highlight is at 03:49 as it is revealed directly from the horses mouth: "The truth is that about 30% of the films in Hollywood are funded through the Middle East"video link via VladTepesBlog
  • 'The Shack' mania heads to big screen (Oprah to play the part of God!)

    05/31/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT · by equalator · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-31-2014 | Bob Unruh
    ďItís going to be interesting to see how people react to the movie Ė especially considering the fact that Winfrey is most likely playing the role of God. ďĎThe Shackí goes to the heart of universal reconciliation, Christian universalism.Ē It created shock waves among many Christians not only for its theology but also for its portrayal of the Trinity as an elderly black woman, an Asian woman and a carpenter. Universalism is the belief that a God of love and goodness never would allow people to be separated from him forever, which means everyone ends up in heaven.
  • Angelina Jolie stars in ĎMaleficent,í a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of ďMaleficent,Ē which posits that the reason for Maleficentís rage wasnít being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princessís father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable ó written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm ó isnít a lot of fun. (ďI wish she had smiled more,Ē one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) Itís dark and brooding and...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ĎBlade Runnerí Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade RunnerĎs film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alconís Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • Classic Car Chase From 1968 Movie Bullitt, recreated

    05/26/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Express & Star ^ | May 19, 2014
    The epic car chase from the classic 1968 film Bullitt is still hailed as one of the most dramatic, exciting and influential in movie history.Now Ė as a special homage to the Oscar-winning original, which starred Hollywood legend Steve McQueen driving a Ford Mustang GT fastback Ė a modern day recreation is all set to be a YouTube sensation. The awe-inspiring, high-speed pursuit featured in the original action thriller was filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco. Todayís tribute, however, was shot in Britain at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit where the iconic Mustang will be celebrating its 50th...
  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    05/26/2014 9:34:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/26/2014 | Scott Johnson
    When I walked into Spaulding Auditorium to see The Best Years of Our Lives as an undergrad, I had never even heard of the film. When I walked out three hours later, I couldnít believe I had never heard of it. It is a great film with a lot of truth and a big heart in it. Tonight TCM is carrying the film as part of its Memorial Day lineup. Itís a movie every American should see. If you havenít seen it yet, you might want to try to catch it tonight. Mark Harris tells the highly improbable story behind...
  • Mother Dolores Hart: Guest Programmer on Turner Classic Movies

    05/24/2014 1:22:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 24, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    From the Turner Classic Movies website:Rev. Mother Dolores Hart, a former film star who became a Roman Catholic nun, is the TCM Guest Programmer for May. Now Prioress of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., Hart made 10 films in six years in the 1950s and '60s, appearing with such costars as Elvis Presley (Loving You, 1957), Anna Magnani (Wild Is the Wind, 1957) and George Hamilton (Where the Boys Are, 1960). Hart chooses Lisa (aka The Inspector, 1962), a film in which she starred as a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War...
  • Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)

    05/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5-21-14 | Tatiana Siegel
    Jonathan Demme is set to tackle the world of evangelical ministers with the film Come Sunday and is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts. The film, which will be financed and produced by Endgame Entertainment (Looper), chronicles the true story of Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace) is in talks to take on the starring role of Pearson. EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS:...
  • Netflix queues up launches in Germany, France

    05/21/2014 1:17:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    cnet.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Joan E. Solsman
    Netflix will launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg this year, a previously announced but undetailed expansion into one of the most Internet-connected parts of the world -- mainland Europe.
  • 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    05/19/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 19, 2014 | THR Staff
    Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
  • Top 10 Hated Actors

    05/18/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Sometimes, not even the glamor of the silver screen can cover up personality flaws. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 hated actors.
  • Lord of the Rings Actor, Sean Astin: Christians Make Things Difficult for Themselves in Hollywood

    05/13/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2014 | Morgan Lee
    Known best for his role as Sam in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Christian actor and current star of the recently released Moms' Night Out, Sean Astin said part of Christians' frustrations with the film industry may be their own fault. "Hollywood is antagonistic to Christian films because of forces that are hard to describe, but Christians have made things difficult for themselves by the way they approach the outside community," Astin told Fox411, adding that studios needed to ignore those "who grab the microphones and yell the loudest." Astin, who has starred in two Christian films, said that...
  • 'Blazing Saddles' Review: Buy a Copy Before the Left Burns Them All

    05/09/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 201 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | John Nolte
    There are plenty of lousy film comedies, but there are only two that I outright hate: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Both were released in 2006 when Hollywood's fury against George W. Bush had reached its peak, and both let the voters who re-elected him in 2004 have it with both barrels. On its face you would think that Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" chose the exact same targets (rural Red Staters) to humiliate, but he didn't. With his masterpiece (that has just been released as...
  • Film Seeks to Expose 'Serial Killer' Kermit Gosnell

    05/08/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Jessup
    LOS ANGELES -- It has been described as one of the most important stories never told: the case of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor some believe killed thousands of babies over the span of three decades. From the 1970s to early 2010, the sign on Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic read "Women's Medical Society." But in 2010, after investigating claims of an illegal prescription drug operation, federal agents discovered what they call a "house of horrors." Three years later, a jury found Gosnell guilty on three counts of murder for killing babies that were born alive. He was also convicted of...
  • How 'Star Wars' ruined sci-fi

    05/04/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/2/2014 | CNN
    Now that the cast of the seventh "Star Wars" movie has been announced, you can imagine the anticipation among the millions of fans of the film franchise. And why not? The six "Star Wars" films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids have their own light saber?) and made household names of characters like Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
  • How Many Science Fiction Movies Have You Seen?

    05/03/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 28, 2014 | Louis Peitzman
    Check the films you've watched all the way through.
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced

    04/29/2014 10:24:04 AM PDT · by notsofastmyfriend · 275 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt McDaniel
    Luke. Leia. Han. Chewie. Artoo. Threepio. All present and accounted for as StarWars.com unveiled the official cast of "Star War: Episode VII" Tuesday. Here's the full release: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars:...
  • God Movies Make Money

    04/25/2014 2:03:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The accountants in Hollywood don't have to believe in heaven to notice the box office numbers on recent movies with religious themes. "Heaven Is for Real" opened in the days before Easter and grossed more than $22 million, coming in second for the weekend, just $3 million behind the latest "Captain America" blockbuster (in its third week). The movie's per-screen average -- $8,895 -- was far above the rest of the top five. "Heaven Is for Real," like many movies, is based on a best-selling book. It's a real-life story about 4-year-old Colton Burpo and his visions of heaven after...
  • Does the Triumph of Faith-based Films Matter?

    04/23/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Klavan on Culture at Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]‚ÄúA man can no more diminish God‚Äôs glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‚Äėdarkness‚Äô on the walls of his cell.¬Ē So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.By the same token, I can‚Äôt imagine God‚Äôs glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don‚Äôt suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God‚Äôs Not Dead [2]was a ‚Äúsurprise hit,‚ÄĚ (i.e., a...
  • Anyone seen the film "The Railway Man"?

    04/20/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT · by mylife · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/6/2013 | Eric Lomax
    The world needs to see this.
  • Your Favorite Biblical Movie?

    04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT · by MNDude · 92 replies
    There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ). What is your favorite Biblical movie?
  • Captain ĎAmericaí: Does the movie lean left, right or libertarian?

    04/16/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    So I finally saw the new Captain America sequel (Oh, and there are spoilers ahead in case youíre planning to see it but are even lazier than I am). Off the bat, I enjoyed it. It moved along well. Good action, blah, blah, blah. Now, on to the controversies. The most pressing of which is the lunacy of Captain Americaís shield. The physics make absolutely no sense. In the comics the shield is composed of adamantium, vibranium, and a certain lost/secret ingredient that made replicating the shield impossible. In the first Captain America movie they changed that, saying the shield...
  • His Rťsumť Before the Age of 4: "I Saw Jesus on a Horse"

    04/16/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeannette Catsoulis
    The wooing of religious moviegoers ó a delicate operation, as the ďNoahĒ backlash attests ó has been ramping up lately, with major players like Ridley Scott and Ben Kingsley mining the Bible for box office gold. But if thereís such a thing as a safe bet in this genre, itís ďHeaven Is for Real,Ē a Christian sermon that even the most doctrinaire believer can applaud.
  • Japanese Films about WWII Spark Controversy

    04/14/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Saint X · 84 replies
    USNI News ^ | April 14, 2014 | USNI News
    A film about kamikaze pilots has been playing to packed theaters from Hokkaido to Kyushu since its release in December of 2013, becoming one of the top-grossing Japanese productions of all time. In addition to attracting the admiration of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, ďThe Eternal ZeroĒ has drawn a fair amount of criticism for being the latest in a string of recent films that mythologize the Japanese role in World War II.
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>Ďas time goes on, weirdly, Iím growing less liberal. Iím more like, ĎNo, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!í.</p>
  • Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences. (Hint: itís not working.)

    04/08/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Ann Hornaday
    Is it just global warming, or has it gotten a tad steamy in the multiplex lately? No sooner had viewers taken in the long, graphic lesbian sex scenes in the French coming-of-age drama ďBlue Is the Warmest ColorĒ last year than they were treated to ďStranger by the Lake,Ē a homoerotic thriller (also French) set in a gay cruising site, at which men could be seen pleasuring each other and themselves with unsettling, frankness. ........................................................ The challenge today is that, rather than being relegated to disreputable theaters or scruffy back sections of video stores, porn is on the home entertainment...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    04/07/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriwether in Gone With the Wind and was one of the nine survivors cast adrift from a torpedoed ship in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, has died. She was 96.
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV (RIP, age 93)

    04/07/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/07/2014 | By Susan King
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series of successful shorts that began in 1927 with "Mickey's Circus" and ended with "Mickey's Derby Day" in 1936. But it was at MGM in the 1930s that the diminutive dynamo hit real fame, particularly with the "Andy Hardy" movie series that launched in 1937. While at MGM he earned Oscar nominations for...
  • So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films

    04/05/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. And they enjoy films with A-list actors and big-budget productions, as well. So it¬ís no surprise that ¬ďNoah,¬Ē even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you‚Äôre a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.And if there¬ís one thing we know about Hollywood it‚Äôs this: if a genre turns a...