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  • Big-budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi attack due out 2 weeks before Iowa Caucuses

    07/30/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton isn’t catching a lot of breaks from her former friends in Hollywood.  Or so it seems, considering the fact that big-name, big-budget director Michael Bay is premiering his latest move, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on January 15, 2016, two hours before the Iowa Caucuses. You can see the trailer here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It looks pretty exciting.  Bay is best-known for Transformers, which leads Moe Lane to comment, “It looks … a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.”  But Bay also has Pearl Harbor on his...
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Red Band Trailer

    07/29/2015 7:07:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 28, 2015
    From Michael Bay comes 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Watch the official trailer, in theaters January 15th. http://ThirteenHoursMovie.com
  • Question... (Vanity)

    07/24/2015 7:12:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    24 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all what was the last 3 books that you have read/listened to AND what have been the last 2 movie you have seen(Theatre, Netflix Hulu)? X-tra Credit; Tell us what you thought of one of them.
  • The LA Weeklys Review of Trainwreck is the Real Trainwreck

    07/20/2015 8:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Lawrence Meyers
    Politics is downstream from culture. Until we reclaim the culture, it will be difficult to reclaim political power. Nowhere is this more evident than in the LA Weekly’s review of “Trainwreck.” It may shock readers to know that this is not only a very funny movie, but espouses Conservative values. The LA Weekly review, however, asks “Trainwreck has laughs, but at what cost?” One would expect that the review would tackle any harmful, unethical or immoral themes in the film. It does, but in classic Liberal Bizarro-World fashion, it reverses which values are harmful. (Some mild spoilers follow, although if...
  • How Kerry Conran saw Hollywood's future - then got left behind (Sky Captain and the World..) [tr]

    07/16/2015 9:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 16, 2015 | Olly Richards
    Shortly after completing their first movie, in 2004, Kerry and Kevin Conran received an invitation from George Lucas. The Star Wars mastermind would be hosting a summit at Skywalker Ranch, his production facility-cum-small town in San Francisco, gathering some of the most forward-thinking people in the movie business to discuss the future of film. James Cameron was there, as were Robert Zemeckis and Brad Bird. The brothers were newcomers, but that day they were treated as peers; each of their fellow directors told the Conrans how impressed they were with what theyd accomplished. Their work, they were told, was way...
  • The Obama Familys Odd Vacation Movie Request

    07/14/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    While Jurassic World swallows the box office, the White House has requested a copy of a more rarefied film based on the life of James Gralton the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland, in 1933. Spies said President Obama and his family plan to watch Jimmys Hall, by social-realist UK filmmaker Ken Loach, on their upcoming Marthas Vineyard vacation. (Its PG-13.)
  • Portraits of 31 Famous Bond Girls Then and Now

    07/13/2015 2:42:55 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 102 replies
    Vintag.es ^ | 7-13-15
    Others at link.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Comic-Con Trailer [HD]

    07/11/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11, 2015 | Warner Bros. Pictures
    Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - in theaters August 14th.
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimers disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Leans iconic film.
  • Clock is Ticking on Michigan's Film Subsidies

    07/10/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/2/2015 | Jack Spencer
    At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, House Bill 4122, which would kill the states film subsidy program, was presented to the office of Gov. Rick Snyder. That officially started the clock ticking on the ultimate fate of the measure. Snyder could veto the bill, sign it into law, or take no action on it at all. If he chooses the latter, the bill becomes law 14 days after the date it was presented. It's hard to argue that film subsidies have been anything but a loser for the state. Five years after the program was launched in 2008, after...
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax to cover many products streamed...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim called simply Steve Jobs is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.
  • 140 movie sequels currently in the works

    06/28/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming months. Without further ado... Read more:
  • NY Post film critic: Its about time we retired Gone With the Wind too, dont you think?

    06/24/2015 7:50:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Post, Breitbart via Hotair ^ | 06/24/2015 | New York Post, Breitbart via AllahPundit
    I can’t lie. After the Charleston massacre and the demand to take down the Confederate Flag, and purely as a matter of professional self-interest, I’m keen to see which exciting new directions this unleashed impulse towards cultural purging takes us in over the next days and weeks. It’s a bloggy gold mine, my friends. It may never run dry.Cashier the most popular Hollywood film of all time? Sure, why not? If we’re going to Year-Zero the south’s Confederate past, we might as well really go for it. Based on a best seller by die-hard Southerner Margaret Mitchell, “Gone with...
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • Harmony Korine on Kids: 'It would be impossible to make that film now'

    06/22/2015 3:49:20 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    The Guadian ^ | Melissa Locker
    In 1995, photographer-turned-director Larry Clark and a bunch of novice actors made Kids. On its 20th anniversary, writer Harmony Korine and actor Leo Fitzpatrick remember the film dubbed a wake-up call to the modern world I gave one to Larry and he called me the next day and I went to his place and started talking about making a movie together. He had an idea for a film and wanted to know if I wanted to write it. The film they ended up making together was Kids, a frank exploration of 90s New York City youth culture gone wild that...
  • Jaws: The 40th Anniversary of the Movie That Changed Hollywood

    06/20/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 94 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel DAddario
    Steven Spielberg's breakout film brought on an era of big spectacle Forty years ago Saturday saw the release of Jaws, an adaptation of a beach-read made by a promising but relatively untested young director, Steven Spielberg. Forty years later, Jaws impact can be felt across moviegoing. The shark tale is perhaps most notable for its box-office success; Jaws became the top-grossing film of all time after its release (and did so more quickly than had its predecessors, with a marketing plan based on blanket advertising rather than a slow rollout). Jaws, with its technical mastery and ability to manipulate the...
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 177 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • George Clooneys Tomorrowland bombs at box office as Hollywood pushes climate fiction

    06/17/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Disneys Tomorrowland may be bombing at the box office, but on the plus side, it could win a Cliffie. The Cliffie awards go to films that exemplify cli-fi, or climate fiction, an emerging genre heating up this year as climate change themes seep from documentaries into big-budget Hollywood features. That means cli-fi films such as Tomorrowland, which has tanked despite an A-list director in Brad Bird and huge star in George Clooney, could be just the tip of the iceberg. The narrative for Hollywood is that global warming is a growing crisis, and its now set to permeate more...
  • Damian Lewis Tipped to Become Next James Bond

    06/16/2015 7:52:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 16, 2015 | Alex Ritman
    It may well be a shameless attempt to generate column inches, but one U.K. bookmaker has, out of the blue, slashed its odds of Homeland star Damian Lewis being named the next James Bond.
  • Jurassic World Destroys Record for Global Box Office With $511 Million Debut

    06/14/2015 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    More than two decades after Steven Spielberg created a new era of the summer blockbuster with Jurassic Park, dinosaurs again ruled the Earth with Jurassic Worlds $511.8 million worldwide opening the best global rollout in history. Its the first time a film has ever grossed more than $500 million in one weekend, and Universal and Legendarys Jurassic World opened at No. 1 in all 66 foreign markets in which it debuted.
  • TCM Remembers Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

    06/13/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The new schedule for Monday, June 22 will be: 6:15 AM The Mummy (1959) 8:00 AM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 9:30 AM Horror of Dracula (1958) 11:00 AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) 12:45 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) 2:30 PM Horror Express (1972) 4:00 PM The Three Musketeers (1972) 6:00 PM The Four Musketeers (1975)
  • Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights

    06/07/2015 1:01:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | Oliver Gettell
    Like many young twentysomethings, the Los Angeles Film Festival has experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side. For its 21st installment, which takes place Wednesday through June 18 and is sponsored by The Times ...
  • 15 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About The Goonies For Its 30th Anniversary

    06/06/2015 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    Sunday will mark a tremendous occasion in the world of pop culture and cult classic movies. June 7 is the 30th anniversary of the Richard Donner-directed, never-say-die movie with an all-star cast, The Goonies. Hitting theaters on June 7, 1985, the film is still a favorite of so many people today and starred a number of names that went on to huge things. Lets take a look at some fun facts and trivia that you may never have known about The Goonies.
  • Need Movie Help: mentioned on Fox and Friends 2 mornings ago

    06/03/2015 5:00:08 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 20 replies
    6/3/2015 | me
    A couple mornings ago someone was interviewing 2 guys and one of the guys referenced a movie from the 1940's about our guys coming back from war and when they did, they discovered the gov't was taking guns(?), ammo(?); I can't remember exactly but the premise was the gov't taking over and the soldiers took things into their own hands. Anyone have any ideas? I know this is just vague enough to drive all of you nuts too!!
  • 'Jaws' turns 40: Five reasons it wouldn't work today

    05/31/2015 7:05:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 31, 2015 | Steve Tilley
    It might be safe to go in the water now. Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jaws, director Steven Spielbergs tale of a great white shark terrorizing a picturesque seaside town. Its a bona fide classic, deserving of all the praise it gets. But its also something of a relic, a throwback to a simpler time in moviemaking when we were less cynical and more easily frightened. For all the monster movie remakes being trotted out this decade, its actually not surprising we havent seen Jaws sequel since 1987s Jaws: The Revenge (and not just because that...
  • Help Me find an old movie

    05/31/2015 7:03:10 PM PDT · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 93 replies
    Vanity | 5-31-2015 | self
    Help me find an old adventure movie, probably from the 1950s. I saw it on late night TV back in 1969. All I remember is one battle scene. An expedition with two cannon are crossing a shallow river. they are then attacked by natives using arrows, spears, blow guns. The main characters, two men, unlimber the cannon, and load them in the middle of the river, with the water almost up to the muzzle. they then fire off several rounds to chase of the natives. One native releases a poisoned blow dart which hits one of the men in the...
  • Betsy Palmer, dies; was killer cook in 'Friday the 13th'

    05/31/2015 4:42:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    AP ^ | May 31, 2015 | John Rogers
    Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who achieved lasting, though not necessarily sought-after, fame as the murderous camp cook in the cheesy horror film "Friday the 13th," has died at age 88.
  • Search a Western Pennsylvania Theater to Find 'Bigfoot'

    05/28/2015 10:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 27, 2015 | Adrian McCoy
    A homicidal Bigfoot running wild in Western Pennsylvania stars in a locally made comedy/horror creature feature premiering this week. Bigfoot: The Movie is the brainchild of Ellwood City native Jared Show, who directed and produced the film. Its about three town locals and yinzers who are on the hunt for Bigfoot, Mr. Show said. A lot of these movies about Bigfoot are about people finding Bigfoot, or Bigfoot is their friend. Our Bigfoots not friendly at all. Our Bigfoot is mean, and it goes around killing people and eating cows. Bigfoot was filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some...
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith Its time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne the Rock Johnson would crush him and I dont just mean literally. Clooneys latest is the gargantuan flop Tomorrowland a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like its going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. Its delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Ok this may sound dumb, and I do on occasion...

    05/17/2015 12:55:38 PM PDT · by waterhill · 32 replies
    today | me
    Michael Berry. I only get to listen to up here in DFW on Saturdays: He was playing the best theme songs for westerns (movies and tv shows). He played a long version of Ecstasy of Gold from Good,Bad, and Ugly. It took a long while to build up to the diva, I cannot find it on anything on the net. Just wondering if there is a CD available. It was longer than what I have found on the net. It is stuck in my head like an arrow, I dislike mysteries. Help me.
  • Why the 5 Best Baseball Movies Are Actually Terrible

    05/02/2015 4:38:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | James Jay Carafano
    $212.46. That is what the average family of four spent at a major league ballgame last year. For the budget-conscious, that price tag makes it mighty tempting to stay home and enjoy the boys of summer on TVeither a live game or a classic baseball movie. But watching some of the most fondly remembered films about the national passtime suggest that maybe both the games time and what made America great are passing. Here are five films that make the case.5. Moneyball (2011) Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take the Oakland Athletics from a mediocre, going-broke franchise to a cash-cow...
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON REVIEW: SIMPLY SPECTACULAR

    05/01/2015 8:29:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faced with the daunting task of a follow-up to his critically-lauded 2012 box office sensation The Avengers, writer/director Joss Whedon faced a lift as heavy as Thors hammer. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), are all stars in their own right. You need to do more than just give them moments, you need to treat them like stars. In order to accomplish this, six character must be portrayed as heroic. Six characters must have their characters and mythologies deepened. Six characters must have...
  • More Jesus Movies on the Way

    04/27/2015 11:49:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Never believe rumors of Jesus death. He is alive and well and coming soon to a theater near you. Sean Bean is one a-list actor listed for a movie about Jesus boyhood that will hit theaters in 2016. Hugh Jackman will star as St. Paul in another reported movie due out next year. Pope Francis recently blessed the actor playing Jesus in a new version of Ben Hur. Thus, in 2016, Hollywood will feature at least three movies that more or less affirm the basic Christian understanding of Jesus Christ. Ironically, these three movies will come 10 years...
  • Beware Our Mind Children (discussion of the movie "Ex Machina")

    04/26/2015 12:31:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Maureen Dowd
    ARE women necessary? Not with Ava around. Even without hair on her head or flesh on her legs, Ava has enough allure and cunning to become a classic film noir robot vixen. Despite being a plastic and mesh gizmo locked in a glass cell, she can enmesh men with frightening ease. Ava is the appealing heroine, or apocalyptic villainess, of Ex Machina, a stylish sci-fi thriller set in the near future, written and directed by Alex Garland, a 44-year-old Brit who wrote the 2002 zombie hit 28 Days Later. Critics are divided over whether Ex Machina is a feminist fable...
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled Star Trek Beyond

    04/22/2015 2:40:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    TrekMovie.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kayla Iacovino
    It appears that Star Trek Beyond may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Stream Joseph: King of Dreams On Netflix Today

    04/19/2015 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    After having written about Prince of Egypt several readers told me I should also watch Joseph: King of Dreams. I did and, I have to say, you all were right. Like Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams is a must-watch because it touches on some very important things about our relationship with God: [VIDEO] Like Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams is a must-watch because it touches on some very important things about our relationship with God: [VIDEO] 2. God guides us, but its up to us to act. Joseph used every opportunity he got to improve his...
  • Families outraged at filming of Ang Lee anti-war film at military cemetery

    04/19/2015 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Marcus · 16 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | April 18 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Friday story in the Springfield News-Sun reported that a group of veterans and family members expressed outrage that a military cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia was closed off so that a production company could film scenes from an upcoming Ang Lee Film, Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk. The position of the group is that turning a cemetery into a movie shooting location would heap disrespect on the honored dead. But the subject matter of the film, based on a satirical anti-Iraq War novel by Ben Fountain, may well push the envelope where it comes to disrespecting those who put...
  • Box office hit! Film shatters lies about Vietnam

    04/17/2015 7:58:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    Its is a vividly accurate, cutting-edge film about one of the most shockingly misunderstood wars in American history and it took Westminster, California, by storm when it premiered there this month, selling more than $30,000 in tickets in just three days during its limited release at a single movie theater. Overall, the film brought in $50,923 in a week of showings at the Regency Westminster 10 theater from March 27 to April 2. The film profits will support four charities: Semper Fi Fund, Agape International Missions, Field of Dreams and Allegiant Giving. Ive been waiting 40 years for this...
  • 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Stream The Prince of Egypt on Netflix

    04/17/2015 2:39:27 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-17-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Dear Dave, Yesterday evening you suggested I watch The Prince of Egypt, in your opinion the best movie inspired by the book of Exodus. Although I didnt have time then, I got to it this morning. It impressed me mightily. The top 5 reasons why I loved it and why everybody who reads this article should watch it if they havent already are: 1. Moses never doubts God, only himself. This is a vital lesson for believers of all kinds; you can doubt your own abilities, but never doubt the most high God, who created everything, and without...
  • NBFF's Horror 2015 Showcase Gives Love to Indie Films

    04/16/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aimee Murillo
    It has been years since audiences have been given a horror movie that wasn't a carbon copy of another filmbig-budget film producers aren't exactly flowing with ideas. Thankfully, the Horror Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 23-30, aims to counter that fatigue with a new crop of filmmakers outside of the Hollywood milieu, presenting seven short films and one feature film that not only break the mold of clichs, but also eat their brains . . . or something. Because if there's one thing we can be mindful of, it's that some of the best, most memorable...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Final Countdown (1980)

    04/10/2015 7:53:59 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A little change of pace tonight with our first science fiction film at the DfB Theatre. A mysterious Pacific storm engulfs the USS Nimitz, sending it back in time almost 40 years, just hours before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Starring Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, and Katharine Ross.
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Millers Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Three Reasons Why Michigan Should End Film Incentives

    04/09/2015 9:47:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan House recently passed House Bill 4122 which would end the states film incentive program. The legislation now moves on to the Senate. But Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, has raised concerns about ending the subsidy. And Gov. Rick Snyder, who previously proposed eliminating the subsidies, now says he doesnt believe ending the program abruptly is an appropriate answer. So those are the obstacles standing in the path of terminating payouts to Hollywood. The good news is that it is believed most Michigan Senators want to end the subsidies. There may end up being an agreement between...
  • Geoffrey Lewis, Western Star and Juliette Lewis' Dad, Dies at 79

    04/08/2015 9:06:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Geoffrey Lewis, the father of actress Juliette Lewis, has died. He was 79 ... Lewis was well known for his appearances in western films and his roles in multiple Clint Eastwood movies ... He also had various television credits on popular series ...
  • 'A.D. The Bible Continues' Review: A Biblically Accurate Adventure With a Diverse Cast

    04/04/2015 7:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    "A.D. The Bible Continues" premieres on Sunday, April 5, to coincide with the Easter holiday. It's a time of celebration for Christians, and the new series from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey captures the turmoil and emotions of those witnesses to the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. The series opens with the final moments of Jesus' life played out: charges of blasphemy brought by the High Priest, Pontius Pilate washing his hands of accountability in Jesus' death, and the crucifixion. Viewers are introduced to a man desperately trying to spare his own life in the midst of...
  • Watching "Killing Jesus"

    03/29/2015 8:23:01 PM PDT · by impactplayer · 80 replies
    Self
    I just watched "Killing Jesus". To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I found it unbearable. I understand adding pieces between the lines to flesh out the story for TV, but totally re-writing the Bible is beyond the pale. The stories of John the Baptist death, the trial before Pilot, and especially Judas and the 30 pieces of silver are totally rewritten, and the original was much better. I saw no one in this film worthy of worship, much less praise. Sorry, O'Reilly - You missed the mark on this one.