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  • Would Like Your Input Reviewing The Movies "Lion" and "La La Land" & Whether Worth Seeing

    02/27/2017 7:21:54 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/27/2017 | Jim Newell
    A brief glance makes me think that the storylines in "Lion" might be a little like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "La La Land" a little like "Notebook". Wondering if either or both are worth seeing. Whaddyathink?
  • President Obama's Secret White House Screenings Revealed

    02/24/2017 8:16:25 PM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/24/2017 | Pamels McClintock
    Bets are good that the Obama family will be watching the Oscar telecast on Feb. 26 considering what avid movie fans they are. Now that he’s gone from office, Hollywood insiders reveal the Obama White House constantly asked for access to new releases. Hollywood has a long tradition of providing films to the White House, where there’s a posh screening room. “There was never a film they didn’t request to watch,” says an executive at one studio. President Obama’s office also routinely requested awards screeners (including La La Land and other current Oscar contenders). Another source says an ask even...
  • "Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis" (film on Bataclan)

    02/26/2017 7:25:40 AM PST · by LS · 5 replies
    self | 2/26/2017 | Self
    Colin Hanks, Tom's son, has a new documentary out called "Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis." It is a moving study of Jesse Hughes, the leader of the "Eagles of Death Metal" and his band on their one-year anniversary concert in Paris after the Bataclan Islamic terror shootings. First, the band isn't particularly aptly named. It is NOT a "metal" band in the same sense as Metallica or Iron Maiden. EOD is in fact more punkish, traditional garage grunge rock and roll. I personally like some of their songs. Hughes is an emotional guy, the son of a rocker. On...
  • (You Tube Video) The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    02/25/2017 3:13:20 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s&feature=youtu.be ^ | Uploaded on January 14, 2010 | UkuleleOrchestra
    Did you ever wonder how they did the music for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly? It is so cool to see how it was made after all these years. Some of you may not be old enough to remember this classic from the '60s'. Here it is anyway. This is fantastic. Turn it up nice and loud and enjoy. For those still caught in the '60s groove -- this is the answer to how that magnificent signature tune came about...Superb....wait till the guy whistles! THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!!
  • BOYCOTT ACADEMY AWARDS

    02/25/2017 1:40:25 PM PST · by Hamilton22 · 105 replies
    Fox news | February 25, 2017 | Hamilton22
    Fox News just showed Jodie Foster speaking to a group of actors and telling them NOT to give THANK YOU SPEECHES but instead to Give POLITICAL SPEECHES at the Academy Awards. LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS!!!! LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • Nobody cares about any recent Best Picture Oscar winners

    02/24/2017 6:14:42 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/23/17 | Reed Tucker
    The film that walks away with the Best Picture statue at Sunday’s Academy Awards will earn a place forever in the history books — but perhaps not on viewers’ screens. The cream of the crop of Hollywood’s golden age gained immortality. They are rerun and ritually rewatched endlessly, and remain regular pop-culture presences. But nowadays it seems like the Best Picture winner shines for one week in February and then — much like former Knick Jeremy Lin — is mostly forgotten. Anyone watched last year’s winner, “Spotlight,” lately? Plan on revisiting 2011’s “The Artist” every year? It’s pretty clear that...
  • New York Times Seeks New Headlines With Oscars Ad

    02/23/2017 7:53:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/23/17 | Brian Steinberg
    .....New York Times Co. will take what is perhaps its most significant step into big-TV advertising by running a 30-second ad during ABC’s broadcast of the 2017 Oscars ceremonies. The commercial, which marks the first time the company has purchased an ad in the event, will not hew to the company’s traditional pitch. For most of the Times’ history, ads for its flagship publication have attempted to get would-be customers to respond quickly to an offer of a subscription at a reasonable introductory price. On Sunday, a stark ad will attempt to show the audience how the Times helps to...
  • Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

    02/20/2017 9:20:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84. “He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.” He wrote...
  • RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

    02/05/2017 12:02:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 177 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Winning the best picture Oscar doesn't just signal that a movie is regarded by Hollywood as the top achievement in the medium for the year; it can help cement a movie's status, with past winners that have gone on to become classics like "The Godfather," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "On the Waterfront." But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 88 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanished from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought. It's probably too early...
  • [Vanity]: Has anyone seen "The Founder," the movie about McDonald's (Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc)?

    02/04/2017 10:28:15 AM PST · by Maceman · 39 replies
    I'm thinking of seeing it tonight (Patriot's Day is sold out). It sounds really interesting, reviews are luke warm. Keaton's performance is generally lauded. Has anyone seen it? If so, would you recommend it?
  • ‘Split’ Dings ‘Rings’; No Oxygen For ‘Space’; ‘Comedian’ Bombs: Saturday B.O. Update

    02/04/2017 9:00:55 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 4, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Sony Pictures Classics’ The Comedian, which critics have thrown apples at with a 24% RT rating, is suffering with $950K at 848 sites. Sean Penn was originally set to direct Robert De Niro with Kristen Wiig back in October 2011 from Art Linson and Comedy Central roastmaster Jeffrey Ross’ script. Mike Newell stepped in when the movie secured its financing, but then stepped out due to scheduling. By July 2015, Taylor Hackford was aboard to steer the ship. SPC tried to give this movie a push during awards season, premiering at November’s AFI fest, but the pic didn’t catch on...
  • Johnny Knoxville will star in 'Action Park' movie based on N.J. water park

    02/04/2017 12:47:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2/3/17 | Amy Kuperinsky
    Action Park's notoriety as a water park where visitors in the '80s and '90s suffered slips and more serious injuries -- some called it "Class Action Park," "Traction Park" and "Accident Park" -- is now reportedly bound for the big screen. Johnny Knoxville ("Bad Grandpa," "Jackass") is set to star in an "Action Park" movie based on the Vernon water park. He'll produce the film via his company, Dickhouse Productions, for Paramount Pictures. A Deadline report says the movie will be "in the spirit" of "Bad Grandpa," Knoxville's last collaboration with Paramount. So far, no word on any Jersey filming...
  • Watching "Mars Attacks!" by Tim Burton right now. Parallels are amazing

    01/29/2017 10:00:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Mars Attacks...I saw it years ago in the theatres, don't remember much.... But boy oh boy the parallels between how these DOPEY government officials think the invaders are "friendly" and "cultural misunderstandings" are the reason behind the malevolence and the modern day pop culture and liberal mindset are amazing.
  • 'Grossest movie ever made' prompts mass walkout at Sundance: Kuso - a film about LA [tr]

    01/26/2017 12:02:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    Kuso, the first feature film from musician Flying Lotus, was so gross it sparked massive walkouts at the Sundance Film Festival when it was screened this week. The film, four vignettes about survivors of a massive Los Angeles earthquake, has been labeled the grossest film ever' and a '93-minute nightmare' by reviewers who attended the screening on Monday.
  • 5 Great Mel Gibson Movies (Before 'Hacksaw Ridge')

    01/25/2017 7:58:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2017 | Christian Toto
    It's official. Hollywood has forgiven Mel Gibson. The troubled actor/director earned serious Oscar love this week. His brilliant directorial comeback, "Hacksaw Ridge," earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield) and Best Director.
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

    01/13/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by Cecily · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Schudel
    William Peter Blatty, an author whose novel “The Exorcist” and his later screenplay for the 1973 film about a demonic possession became a phenomenon and stirred fierce public debate about the occult, died Jan. 12 at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 89. The cause was a form of multiple myeloma, said his wife, Julie Witbrodt Blatty. Mr. Blatty was a junior at Georgetown University when, in 1949, he became mesmerized by a Washington Post story detailing the alleged exorcism by a Jesuit priest of a 14-year-old boy from Mount Rainier, Md. who was believed to...
  • Not So Golden Globes

    01/12/2017 11:48:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse. In a six-minute, post-election diatribe, Streep slammed president-elect Donald Trump, urging journalists to hold him accountable. Given the media's poor job of holding the current president accountable, Streep's call to arms seems like an invitation to a one-way street. Accountability is one...
  • On the “absurd” notion of a Hollywood liberal agenda

    01/08/2017 2:39:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    After the spate of left coast celebrities and pop culture entertainers who were making videos trying to overturn the Electoral College, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and boycotting the inauguration, there was at least one bright side to the aftermath of the 2016 election for conservatives. Once and for all the entire world could, at a minimum, agree on the entrenched, transparent, liberal makeup of Hollywood. I mean, at this point there’s no sane person left who could argue that point, right? Enter LA Times television critic Mary McNamara. I felt it was worth a moment during the NFL wildcard weekend...
  • Hidden Figures

    01/06/2017 7:17:46 PM PST · by rey · 35 replies
    6 Jan
    Has anyone seen Hidden Figures? Is it appropriate for a young girl? I have a 12 year old girl who is interested in math, astronomy, and NASA. I thought the movie might motivate her.
  • Great-Grandma Accidentally Prays to Lord of the Rings Figurine for Years (Lord Elrond)

    01/06/2017 6:49:04 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 1-5-2017 | Hattie Gladwell
    Her relative, Gabriela Brandăo, a freelance makeup artist from Florianópolis, Brazil, made the discovery after taking a look at the great-grandmother’s figurine, and realising something wasn’t quite right. Following her gut instinct, Gabriela searched online for the figure – and found one exactly identical to the great-grandmother’s. However, there was only one problem – the figure wasn’t listed under ‘Saint Anthony’, it was in fact listed under ‘Elrond’. Oops.
  • Disney could receive $50M for Carrie Fisher's death

    12/31/2016 2:41:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 31, 2016
    Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider.
  • Carrie Fisher’s Unsung Legacy as a Script Doctor Extraordinaire

    12/27/2016 2:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 9, 2016 | Maddy Myers
    It’s time for another TMS video history lesson, this time about Carrie Fisher’s unsung skills as one of Hollywood’s most notable script doctors! The video above details Fisher’s career history working as a punch-up writer on some of the greatest films of the 90s—as well as a few unsalvageable stinkers. Read the transcript for our video below. ** Carrie Fisher is still best known for her role as Princess Leia, in spite of the fact that her legacy in Hollywood—both on-screen and behind the scenes—stretches way beyond her Star Wars debut decades ago. Fisher deserves to be remembered, but not...
  • A Christmas Carol (1984) full movie, with George C Scott as Scrooge

    12/24/2016 5:53:24 PM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    This 1984 version is my personal favorite.
  • Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud [Miss Sloane] [ed]

    12/24/2016 2:55:36 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2016 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations. The movie seemed to have everything going for it. Liberal movie critics loved it, and it was backed by a hefty ad budget along with heaps of favorable news coverage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already nominated the movie’s star, Jessica Chastain, for a prestigious Golden Globe, considered a strong predictor of the Oscars.
  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' Turns 70: Karolyn Grimes Reflects on Making the Film

    12/24/2016 2:54:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Lesley Messer
    Karolyn Grimes has seen "It's a Wonderful Life" countless times, but it still makes her emotional. The actress, who played Zuzu in the Christmas classic, told ABC News that even though she attends 20-30 showings each holiday season, the end of the movie still gives her "that tickle in my throat." It's touching, she added, seeing others feel the movie's impact, too. "It's an emotional rollercoaster," she noted. "It's quite exciting because I know it affects people. It's wonderful when fans say how this movie has touched their lives. It's a thrill." Seventy years ago, the Frank Capra-directed film hit...
  • Michčle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

    12/21/2016 10:41:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Bernstein
    Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96. French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. . . . The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided. In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal...
  • Will Smith just suffered the worst debut opening of his moviemaking career

    12/19/2016 7:23:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    "Collateral Beauty" has already had a bit of a hammering from film critics and fans, and things have just gotten worse. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film has now given star Will Smith the worst wide debut of his career. Ouch. Despite featuring Smith and a host of other big names, including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Kate Winslet, the movie opened to just $7 million in ticket sales this weekend. That puts it at fourth place in the US box office, well behind the top-ranking "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which took an estimated $155 million in its...
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • Pro-Gun Control Movie Released, You Won’t Believe How Much it Made at the Box Office

    12/14/2016 6:52:14 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 13, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    The American people don’t want to condescended to. They don’t want to go to the movies and watch some flick about the far left political agenda. They want to be entertained; to escape reality. What a concept! Miss Sloane was just released and it’s all about gun control. It earned $1.9 million while playing in 1,648 theaters. That’s insanely awful. From Fox News: Movie goers weren’t too interested in “Miss Sloane,” a film that explores the gun control debate from the perspective of a lawyer who is lobbying for universal background checks for gun ownership. Still, the film’s leading lady,...
  • Bernard Fox, Who Played Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched,' Dies at 89

    12/14/2016 5:16:20 PM PST · by DFG · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/14/2016 | Mike Barnes
    he Welshman also was known for his role on 'Hogan's Heroes,' and he appeared in two Titanic films released 39 years apart. Bernard Fox, the character actor with a European flair who is perhaps best known for playing the womanizing witch doctor Dr. Bombay on the ABC series Bewitched, died Wednesday. He was 89. The Welshman, who portrayed the bumbling Colonel Crittendon on another popular 1960s sitcom, CBS' Hogan's Heroes, died of heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., publicist Harlan Boll announced.
  • Star Wars isn’t political, says Disney chief responding to boycott by Trump supporters. He’s wrong.

    12/13/2016 6:59:58 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    At the Saturday premiere of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger offered a curious reading of the upcoming movie. This entry to the behemoth science fiction franchise was not political, he said. At all. “Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film,” Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. “There are no political statements in it, at all.” He added that he was “very proud” of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was “not a political statement, at...
  • Gun Control Thriller ‘Miss Sloane’ Has One of the Worst Opening Weekends Ever

    12/12/2016 3:03:25 PM PST · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/12/2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Miss Sloane, the gun control thriller starring Jessica Chastain, over the weekend posted one of the worst performances of the past 35 years for a movie in wide release. The movie pulled in $1,167 on average at the 1,648 theaters across the country it was shown in. It made $1,922,300, meaning it was the 11th-highest grossing movie in the country. It is number 79 on Box Office Mojo’s list of Worst Opening Weekend by Per-Theater Average since 1982.
  • Golden Globes: La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge to compete for top awards

    12/12/2016 8:21:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FILM NEWS ^ | 12/12/2016
    Movies including La La Land, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge will compete for the top film prizes at the 2017 Golden Globes. The musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has been nominated for the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy prize alongside Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street, and 20th Century Women, while Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge are up for the Best Motion Picture – Drama as well as Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water. Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, who won the best actor Critics' Choice Award on Sunday (11Dec16), could continue his...
  • Rogue One' Premiere Targeted by Pro-Trump Street Artist

    12/10/2016 9:32:39 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Dec. 10, 2016 | Paul Bond
    "I'd never seen the mainstream media sell their souls for a candidate the way they did for Hillary, and she still lost," says Sabo, who plastered faux movie posters all over Hollywood Boulevard. When Disney hosts its star-studded Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere on Saturday, guests will be greeted by artwork meant to rub it in the faces of liberal Hollywood that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The artwork, posted at bus stops and other locations near the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, consists of parodies of the poster for the latest Star...
  • Why You Should #DumpStarWars

    12/09/2016 8:18:59 PM PST · by KyCats · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 09, 2016 | Scott Greer
    "But the actions of the Rogue One writers is a lot more than that. Their tweets, particularly the safety pin emblem, is an obvious attempt to make the film a political statement against Trump and his supporters. The evil Empire is a white supremacist, Trump-esque organization, while the Rebellion are all those scrappy college kids demanding a safe space from the president-elect." Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/why-you-should-dumpstarwars/#ixzz4SPBsE5Tm
  • ROKU USERS

    12/02/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by V K Lee · 54 replies
    Roku users there are now new channels available for your consideration. Last night we found several, one being Countless Classics. This channel for both old classics, both movies and TV. In addition,there are at this time Christmas channels All is free. Check it out https://www.rokuguide.com/channels/countless-classics-free-movies New Roku channels https://www.rokuguide.com/channels/ MERRY CHRISTMAS! AMERICA WAS GIVEN AN EARLY GIFT THIS YEAR!!!
  • Dumbledore Could Be Openly Gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel, J.K. Rowling Says (With Johnny Depp)

    11/24/2016 4:21:15 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    Fans hoping to get a glimpse of a young Albus Dumbledore will need to wait for the second movie, part of a five-part prequel series planned by Warner Bros. But although the older Dumbledore never revealed his sexual orientation in the books or films — it was the author herself who coaxed him out of the closet during a 2007 interview at Carnegie Hall — the younger incarnation of the character might be less private. “Well, I’m very comfortable with the question,” Rowling said to reporters when asked about a gay Dumbledore. “I would like to say because this is...
  • Pope Francis Grants Martin Scorsese’s Christianity Epic Silence a Vatican Premiere

    11/23/2016 2:25:57 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    iNews ^ | November 23, 2016 | Adam Sherwin
    It’s nearly 30 years since the Vatican condemned Martin Scorsese’s “blasphemous” The Last Temptation of Christ. But now the director’s new Christianity epic Silence has won the Pope’s seal of approval with a premiere screening at the seat of the Roman Catholic church. The Oscar-tipped Silence, the story of two Jesuit missionaries sent into the Japanese jungle in the 17th century, will receive its first public screening at the Vatican, in front of an audience of several hundred Jesuits. Scorsese will present the film and is expected to meet Pope Francis, a film fan who shares a passion for Italian...
  • Thanksgiving Movie Recommendation - Event Horizon

    11/23/2016 10:17:38 AM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 58 replies
    If you're looking to chill out and watch a movie that will "stick with you" for months then I recommend "Even Horizon". This movie is by far one of the best Sci-Fi movies of it's time, though overlooked. I am posting the preview but if you're like me you should stop after the first 15 seconds so you go into the film not knowing anything about it. One thing I will tell however is that this film is deeply unsettling with a palpable sense of doom, and it's scary because of what it doesn't show you. Event Horizon Trailer ......
  • J.K. Rowling’s Latest Is Really About Gay Liberation

    11/15/2016 9:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | | Kyle Smith
    J.K. Rowling’s latest fantasy blockbuster explores a clandestine world of stylish, secretive creatures who live undetected among an oblivious, mistrustful majority in New York City, and have their own cool underground bars. That’s right: “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” is a gay-liberation epic. It might be the gayest superhero movie since “X-Men: First Class.” “First Class” hit theaters in 2011, a time when the gay-marriage debate was feverish, whereas today gay rights seemingly aren’t much in jeopardy.
  • It's Nov. 5 - watch V for Vendetta tonight (vanity)

    11/05/2016 9:03:50 AM PDT · by polymuser · 28 replies
    mone ^ | 11/5/2016 | polymuser
    It's November 5, a key date in the "V for Vendetta" movie.
  • Has anyone been to see Hacksaw Ridge yet?

    11/04/2016 5:21:22 PM PDT · by rey · 45 replies
    Has anyone been to see Hacksaw Ridge yet? What is the verdict?
  • The Day After (1983)

    11/04/2016 5:38:56 PM PDT · by Tuxedo · 87 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tuxedo
    I remember watching this Live on television in 1983. I find it especially upsetting the way Obama and Hillary keep saying things about Donald Trump and his finger on the button, when they are engaged in sabre-rattling with Russia. Maybe they need to take a look at this movie again. I was in Hiroshima a month ago and went to the Peace Park and Museum. What I saw there will never leave my mind. I fear seriously for our future if Hillary gets elected.
  • HOLLYWOOD'S LATEST LOVE: GENDER-SWAPPING

    11/03/2016 12:22:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | November 3, 2016 | Lindsey Bahr
    In November 2014, then Sony chief Amy Pascal sent an email to the team behind their planned "Ghostbusters" reboot. "I saw (Jerry) Weintraub last night and he told me that he and (Warner Bros.) were doing a female version of ("Ocean's Eleven"). We gotta beat everyone," Pascal wrote. The twist on their new "Ghostbusters," of course, was that it was to star women as the paranormal hunters instead of men.
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • 'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

    11/01/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84. Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.
  • Tammy Grimes, the Original 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' Dies at 82

    11/01/2016 11:11:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Anita Gates
    Tammy Grimes, the throaty actress and singer who conquered Broadway at the age of 26, winning a Tony Award for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and went on to a distinguished stage career, died on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82... Ms. Grimes made films, including "Play It as It Lays," "The Last Unicorn" and "Slaves of New York," and appeared in dozens of television movies and series (including her own short-lived sitcom, "The Tammy Grimes Show," in 1966). But the starring role in the film version of "Molly Brown" (1964) went to Debbie Reynolds, who had...
  • Mel Brooks’ Hilarious Secrets Behind the Making of ‘Young Frankenstein’

    10/31/2016 9:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2016 | Michael Riedel
    ‘Young Frankenstein” is one of those movies that, when it crops up on TCM, you drop everything and laugh yourself silly till the credits roll. You know all the lines by heart: “What hump?” “No tongue!” “Put . . . the . . . candle . . . back.” But here, from Brooks’ delightful new book, “Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film,” are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits you probably don’t know.
  • Rest in Peace: John Zacherle a.k.a. Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

    10/28/2016 8:24:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Dread Central ^ | October 28, 2016 | Steve Barton
    What we have here is the end of an era. One of the few remaining famed original horror movie hosts, John Zacherle, known affectionately to fans as Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, has passed on at the age of 98! That's quite a run and we're all a lot creepier as a result of his illustrious career! Zacherley was an American television host, radio personality and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character "Roland/Zacherley," he also did...