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  • We Ranked the 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments

    05/24/2017 5:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Time ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eliana Dockterman, Alex Fitzpatrick, Megan McCluskey, Matt Vella
    No science fiction franchise has been more influential than Star Wars. (Sorry, Star Trek fans!) Over the last 40 years, the space opera saga created by George Lucas has delivered 1,062 minutes of lightsaber duels, intergalactic dogfights and dynastic drama. Even non-fans are likely to immediately recognize iconic imagery like Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon, or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which begs the question: of the hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from which Star Wars moments are the best? The series, now owned by Disney, turns 40 on May 25. So TIME's entertainment team and sundry Star Wars super fans...
  • Hollywood Faces Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Horror: “Baywatch” is a Disaster, [tr]

    05/24/2017 3:42:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | May 23, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    Hollywood is facing a very bad weekend unless there’s someone who hasn’t seen “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” Paramount’s “Baywatch” with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron is a disaster. Currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, our Leah Sydney says it just falls flat. (See her review below.) Disney’s 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie has a 33, which ain’t much better. After the first night, big things are not expected.
  • James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

    05/23/2017 6:56:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5/23/2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer, his family confirmed Tuesday. He was 89. Moore, who epitomized James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, died in Switzerland “after a short but brave” cancer fight, according to a statement released by his three children. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” said Moore’s kids, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
  • Awesome: Clint Eastwood Takes on Political Correctness

    05/23/2017 6:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Conservative Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood has no problem voicing his political opinions, something we learned from his infamous empty chair skit during the 2012 Republican National Convention.He is still boldly speaking his mind as of this week, this time at France’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival.“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it,” Eastwood recalled Sunday during a visit to the Cannes Film Festival. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve...
  • Is this the most violent movie year in history?

    05/19/2017 9:36:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 16, 2017 | Bob Strauss
    The new “Alien: Covenant” boasts stellar production design, Michael Fassbender’s subtly masterful dual performance and thoughtful musings about the creation of life. But that’s not why anyone is going to see it. They want to see how Ridley Scott’s prequel to his groundbreakingly gory, 1979 “Alien” — a film that delivered on its pitch line “In space no one can hear you scream” — tops the chest-bursting slaughter of the original sci-fi classic. “I think Ridley’s first line was, ‘We’re going to make a hard R-rated film, and we’re going to need a lot of claret,’ which is a term...
  • Summer Sweat: Hollywood Braces for Possible Worst Box Office in Decade (450 million in losses)

    05/14/2017 10:32:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 94 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 14 may 2017 ast | by JOHN BINDER
    Hollywood may experience one of the worst slumps at the box office in the last decade this summer as Americans grow tired of the seemingly endless number of sequels and big-budget tentpoles churned out by the film industry. Multiple reports by the the Hollywood Reporter show box office revenues are on track to decline by five percent this summer season when compared with last year, and could drop by as much as ten percent. In real dollars, that could calculate out to a net loss of $450 million for Hollywood’s film industry, with summer earnings for movies expected at about...
  • Liberal Amy Schumer’s New Film Not Feminist Enough, Critics Cry

    05/14/2017 8:54:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 13, 2017 | 12:15 PM EDT | Christian Toto
    Hollywood's highest profile feminist gets smacked around by film critics for some surprising reasons. It isn’t easy being a woke celebrity. You try. And you try. Yet it’s never good enough. Katy Perry attempts to turn her grrrl power shtick into a political movement and gets popped by a withering op-ed in The Daily Beast. Will Ferrell does everything humanly possible to support progressive causes. What happens next? he gets dubbed a racist for a comedy co-starring a black superstar. And now there’s Amy Schumer’s Snatched. The new comedy stars the uber-progressive comic and Goldie Hawn in a mother-daughter adventure....
  • Box Office: ‘King Arthur’ Bombing as It Limps Toward $18 Million Debut

    05/13/2017 4:01:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Every summer has them. Big studio movies launched with massive budgets that saddle into multiplexes looking to kick off new film franchise only to be greeted by the forces of audience indifference. Well, it looks like summer 2017 has its first official flop. Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” Guy Ritchie’s attempt to make the Knights of the Round Table hip again, is collapsing at the box office. Based on its Thursday pre-shows and Friday afternoon mid-day grosses, the $175 million epic is looking at a disastrous $18 million debut. Those projections come from rival studios. Insiders at...
  • Why Saturday Night Fever Wouldn’t Be a Blockbuster Today

    05/12/2017 8:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2017 | Kyle Smith
    In the closing minutes of Saturday Night Fever, the following events occur: A racist injustice, an attempted date rape, a gang rape, a horrific accidental death with an element of suicide, and (not least) a nighttime ride on the disco-era New York City subway. The film concludes with the hero getting rejected by his lady. Naturally it was one of the biggest hits of 1977. Baby Boomers jammed theaters to see Saturday Night Fever (which earned the equivalent of over $350 million in today’s dollars) and Gen-Xers (like me) either sneaked in to see its forbidden R-rated depravities or...
  • When Alfred Hitchcock Cried After Receiving Holy Communion

    04/30/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 28, 2017 | Kathy Schiffer
    On April 29, 1980, the world lost a great storyteller when Alfred Hitchcock, the “Master of Suspense,” died in his Bel Aire home at the age of 81. His repertoire included more than 50 films in the suspense genre – films such as “The Birds,” “Psycho,” “North by Northwest” and others. The 2012 film “Hitchcock”, which purported to tell the director's life story, gave little attention to his faith. Instead, it spotlighted Hitch's alleged behind-the-scenes discord with his wife of 54 years, screenwriter Alma Reville, and his domineering approach to actors on the set of his films. Two biographies...
  • The Circle: Most conservative movie of 2017

    05/03/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 01, 2017 | Steve Deace
    Make no mistake: “The Circle” is not a great movie by any means. However, it is a movie I would highly recommend that every American see. Although we’re not even halfway through 2017, it’s hard to believe Hollywood will release a more conservative movie this year. I have not seen a contemporary film that does a better job of deconstructing the fake utopian schemes of progressivism. I only doubt whether that was the movie’s actual purpose … or the filmmakers couldn’t help but subconsciously go there, given the subject matter. Just look at the movie’s main characters. The heroine, Mae...
  • The Godfather cast discuss Al Pacino's height and Marlon Brando's ***** at Tribeca reunion

    04/30/2017 2:34:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 29, 2017 | Kevin P. Sullivan
    The closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival brought together the cast from two of the most important and influential movies ever made: The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. Led by the festival’s co-founder, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Talia Shire took the stage with their director, Francis Ford Coppola, to look back on the iconic films after they screened back to back for the audience. The discussion, which was led by director Taylor Hackford, focused mainly on the first film, which allowed De Niro — who only appeared in Part II...
  • 'Camp John Waters' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like: Director hosts weekend getaway for grown-ups

    04/30/2017 11:42:34 AM PDT · by billorites · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | April 29, 2017 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    Baby boomers with cash and a campy bucket list take note: Movie director John Waters is hosting a summer camp for grown-ups in Connecticut. While the first iteration, slated for the third weekend in September, is already marked "sold out" (there were 300 slots) on the Camp John Waters page, dreamers of a follow-up will note that the $499 price of admission grants attendees access to a one-man show by Waters, a Q&A, a marathon viewing of his films, Bloody Mary Bingo, Hairspray Karaoke, and more, reports Dazed. Guests also receive an autographed copy of his book Make Trouble, which...
  • The Graduate (50th Anniversary of the Movie!)

    04/28/2017 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | April 22, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    .... ...The song helped. Years and years ago, at his home in Montauk, Paul Simon showed me his draft sheets for the lyrics. He was late delivering the three new pieces he'd promised (Dave Grusin wrote the orchestral score) so he told Mike Nichols he'd had an idea for a song that was a remembrance of things past - about Joe DiMaggio and whatnot. "But I don't know if the song's called 'Mrs Roosevelt' or 'Mrs Robinson'," he said. "We're making a movie here," snapped Nichols. "It's 'Mrs Robinson'." .... Their cleverest scene together is the one in which Benjamin...
  • Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Is Dead at 73

    04/26/2017 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2017 | Bruce Weber
    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock ’n’ roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. His publicist, Leslee Dart, confirmed the death. Mr. Demme disclosed that he had cancer in 2015. Mob wives, CB radio buffs and AIDS victims; Hannibal Lecter, Howard Hughes and Jimmy Carter: Mr. Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) plucked his subjects and stories largely from the stew of contemporary American subcultures and iconography. He created a body...
  • Clint Eastwood to Direct Film on Heroes Who Stopped ISIS-Inspired Train Attack in Paris

    04/24/2017 7:42:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Melissa Mullins
    Forget calling him a Hollywood director. Clint Eastwood is quickly earning the title of America’s director. Eastwood, who has recently directed films depicting American heroes – from former Navy Seal Chris Kyle in the movie American Sniper, to Sully, on pilot Chelsey Sullenberger's flawless emergency landing of a jet in the Hudson River so everyone survived. Next, Eastwood will be directing a film on the August 21, 2015 incident in which three courageous American friends - Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone – . stopped an ISIS-inspired terror attack where a terrorist opened fire on a Paris train. Skarlatos...
  • Best Free Sites to Legally Stream Movies

    04/20/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | 4/20/17 | Ryan Lynch
    It’s no secret that the future of entertainment is streaming, and the future is now. After the meteoric success of Netflix, virtually every content provider on the planet was eager to get in on the streaming game. For many, the arrival of streaming services meant finally ditching their cable companies and their astronomical bills. Unfortunately, would-be cord cutters found that Internet streaming could still be costly. With Amazon, Hulu, HBO, SlingTV and countless others all throwing their hats into the ring, subscription fees can add up quickly.In addition to these paid options, there are a plethora of subscription-free websites that...
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • Christian Bale talks importance of Armenian genocide film

    04/19/2017 8:11:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    the Armenian genocide, an event Turkey does not recognize. “One and a half million people were killed in the most brutal fashion, and I knew nothing about it, and that’s not uncommon ... The fact that this Armenian genocide happened and no one was ever held accountable may have provoked other genocides since.” At least 26 countries recognize the deaths as genocide, but in Turkey it is reportedly illegal to bring up the event.
  • Clifton James, Sheriff in James Bond Films, Dies at 96

    04/15/2017 4:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | April 15, 2017 | Lawrence Yee
    Clifton James, a veteran actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday morning at age 96... James most famous role came on film. He appeared in two James Bond films opposite Roger Moore: “Live and Let Die” (1973) and “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974). He portrayed the crowing Louisiana sheriff, J.W. Pepper (pictured). James would play similar Southern lawman in numerous other roles during his career, including “Silver Streak” and “Superman II” Among his other film credits included “Cool Hand Luke,” “Eight Men Out” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” ...