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TV/Movies (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Netflix going down the drain.

    05/27/2018 9:04:54 PM PDT · by Fhios · 20 replies
    5/27/18 | Total Vanity
    Okay, I'll say that this started happening after IMDB scrubbed their forum boards -- which I found very useful. The signal to noise ratio was pretty good, but I'm sure they dropped it so's to attract advertisement dollars. Like who wants to invest their money or give advanced information to a website that's likely to get trashed in there forums? Now what's happening over at Netflix that I find upsetting? Films and television series that are not in English. Now I love asian films non dubbed with just Closed Captioning. And I understand that some people don't mind and that...
  • The Doorbell Rang

    05/26/2018 4:44:32 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2015 | Rex Stout
    Given the lawlessness of the FBI in recent weeks this episode seems prescient. In case you don't know, Nero Wolfe is sort of the American Sherlock Holmes The Doorbell Rang
  • Indoctrinating Next Generation’s Leaders With Mickey & Minnie Mouse Celebrity Status

    05/26/2018 8:43:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    They should have realized it wasn’t to the UN where this megalomaniac was headed, but somewhere where BS counts far more than hard work Boom! and Bingo! all at once. The celebratory sound of Barack and Michelle Obama hitting Netflix pay-dirt. Until Jan. 20, 2017 they were just U.S. President and First Lady where they got to torment half of the masses they were elected to serve for eight, miserable, long years.
  • Disney Reveals Opening Seasons For 'Star Wars' Theme Park Lands

    05/23/2018 1:27:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
    Disney’s “Star Wars”-themed lands at its California and Florida resorts now have opening seasons. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open first at Disneyland in Anaheim in the summer of 2019, followed by a late autumn opening for the one at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. No other details were released. The 14-acre themed areas will represent a location on a planet called Batuu, which the company previously called “a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes.”(continued)
  • John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

    05/22/2018 4:56:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/22/2018 | J Hines
    We all love action movies and chances are you’ve probably seen the movie John Wick and maybe the sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 as well. The action in these movies are very cool to watch, the choreograph is well designed. The credit goes to Taran Butler, the man who trained Keanu Reeves to tactical shoot that looks impressive in the movie. We also learned that filming has begun on the third (final?) chapter in the series, and that got us thinking about the films, particularly the shooting techniques that were used in them. Now, for those of you who haven’t...
  • George Lucas and James Cameron discuss Sci-Fi regarding the Vietnam War and populism [BARF alert]

    05/20/2018 4:29:14 PM PDT · by otness_e · 28 replies
    AMC ^ | May 7, 2018
    Transcript: GEORGE LUCAS: In school, I was of the, I don't know, angry young man... JAMES CAMERON: Sure, you were a rebel. GEORGE LUCAS: I come out of anthropology. JAMES CAMERON: Yeah. GEORGE LUCAS: So, my focus is social systems. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: And in science fiction, you've got two branches: One is science... JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS: ...And the other is social. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: I'm much more of the 1984 kind of guy. JAMES CAMERON: Sure. GEORGE LUCAS: I am... JAMES CAMERON: THX-1138 GEORGE LUCAS: ...the spaceship guy. JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS:...
  • The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Is A Multi-Million-Dollar Deadbeat

    05/17/2018 12:07:27 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 05-17-2018 | David
    To a small group of pump-and-dump traders with no scruples, Jordan Belfort—the poster-child for the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’—is an idol; to most others, including the judge in his case, he’s a deadbeat who’s only paid a small fraction of the tens of millions he owes his victims in restitution. Belfort is famous for being played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street—the already iconic 2013 film that definitively introduced us to the boiler-room beasts, and the over-the-top pump-and-dump schemers that are a black stain on the trading floor. And Wednesday, during a garnishment hearing in New York...
  • Saving Private Ryan in 4K: easily the best way to watch Spielberg's war epic

    05/17/2018 8:36:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/18/18 | Jim Bray
    Talkin' 'bout their generation... Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan got a lot of good press when it came out, for its tribute to those who fought and died to save our western civilization from the German Nazis. It also garnered praise for its powerful and graphic depiction of what it was probably like (Hollywood influences notwithstanding) to have made that deadly but vital beach landing on June 6, 1944. This is the perfect time of year, approaching America's annual Memorial Day celebration and the anniversary of the Normandy invasion, for Paramount to reissue a 20th Anniversary edition of Spielberg's film...
  • CNN to Limit Live Coverage of Trump in 2020 [semi-satire]

    05/16/2018 10:41:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 May 2018 | John Semmens
    In the event that President Trump runs for reelection in 2020, CNN has vowed to severely limit any live coverage. CNN anchor Don Lemon explained that “the Network feels that our viewers need to be protected from prolonged and unfiltered exposure to Trump’s lies and insults. We recognized that the type of coverage we gave him during 2016 allowed him unfettered access to suggestible voters and may have made the margin of difference needed for him to win over Secretary Clinton.” “By using taped and delayed excerpts instead of live coverage we feel more confident that we can better project...
  • Look what happened to CNN’s ratings when they focused on more anti-Trump stories. It’s not good.

    05/15/2018 12:04:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    As CNN gives wall-to-wall coverage to stories negative to President Donald Trump, including the Stormy Daniels saga and the Russia collusion story, its ratings are taking a massive hit. Last May, CNN averaged about 1.12 million viewers during the primetime hours, according to Variety. That figure has dropped to just 859,000 this May, a whopping 23 percent decrease. In the daytime, CNN averaged 821,000 viewers last May, but has accumulated just an average of 649,000 viewers this May, marking a 21 percent decrease. In the coveted 25-54 age demographic, CNN averaged 399,000 last May, while garnering just 286,000 this May...
  • Trevor Noah: ‘People Underestimate How Laser-Focused Trump and His Supporters Are’

    05/13/2018 12:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 13, 2018 | Amy Russo
    While President Donald Trump‘s election left much of the country in shock, Trevor Noah says the public doesn’t realize just how influential he and his voting base have become. In fact, Noah thinks we should be expecting a second Trump term. Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview that aired Sunday, the Daily Show host said voters have miscalculated the rise of far-right politics and its potential to grow. “I think people underestimate how laser-focused Trump and his supporters are,” he said, discussing the possibility of re-election. “I think people also underestimate how many people in America are willing...
  • 'Last Man Standing' renewed by Fox; Tim Allen 'excited' for Season 7

    05/11/2018 3:40:16 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Stephanie Nolasco
    Don’t call it a comeback. “Last Man Standing” was resurrected at Fox for Season 7 on Friday after ABC canceled the popular show. The news comes after Allen teased a possible reboot of his series on social media a few days ago. The show’s original cast, including Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson, will also return.
  • Shepard Smith: You Can't Say Trump Pulled Out Of Iran Deal; He Made Decision To Violate It

    05/09/2018 11:24:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 8, 2018 | Rebecca Shapiro, The Huffington Post
    Fox News’ Shepard Smith made a point to clarify his guest’s reporting on President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to violate the Iran nuclear deal and withdraw the United States from the landmark foreign policy agreement. When speaking with Gordon Chang, an author and foreign affairs journalist who regularly contributes to Fox News, Smith interrupted him when he said Trump and “gotten out of the Iran deal.” “You can’t really get out of the Iran deal, though,” Smith said. “There’s no provision from that. You can make a decision to now violate the terms of the deal that you were a...
  • Anti-Trump FOX NEWS Executive Investigated For Killing Stories..

    05/09/2018 7:52:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    True Pundit ^ | May 9, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Anti-Trump FOX NEWS Executive Investigated For Killing Stories on FBI Corruption & Obama Scandals; “He Hates Trump’s Guts” Shocking allegations coming from FOX News as officials probe a top executive who has reportedly allowed his anti-Trump politics to prevent the network from publishing breaking political and national security stories that would reflect positively on President Trump and his administration. FOX News’ Vice President of News & its D.C. bureau Managing Editor is under investigation for killing stories detailing FBI corruption as well as national security exposés uncovering corruption during the Barack Obama administration, according to well-placed sources inside the network....
  • How We, As A Family, Finally Conquered Liberal Network TV!

    04/29/2018 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/18 | Dave Merrick
    TV HAS BRAINWASHED MUCH OF OUR NATION In many of my articles I have mentioned that I don’t watch tv, and haven’t since 1987. Some people have written me and have accused me of doing a self-righteous act in mentioning that. Some have scolded me for inflicting my children with a ‘goody two-shoes, forced piety’. Still others actually accuse me of lying, saying that ‘everybody watches TV’. Well I don’t. And let me qualify that my wife and I do enjoy watching DVDs of all sorts of movies occasionally. And we like some YouTube and some stuff on Netflix as...
  • Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter Laura Now On The Get-Donald-Trump CNN Team

    04/22/2018 11:16:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/18 | Judi McLeod
    Why would CNN hire the daughter of Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett to go after the President of the United States of America. In political life, attorney generals sometimes “recuse” themselves even when it leaves a knife in the back of a newly elected president. In March of 2017, Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation into the 2016 presidential election, including the so-called Russia probe, after the Washington Post reported he had met with Sergey KIslyak at least twice in 2016, contacts he was accused of failing to disclose during his heated confirmation hearing.
  • Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!

    04/22/2018 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | April 21, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Austin Powers Actor Verne Troyer AKA Mini Is Gone At 49! How Many People Struggle To Cope As He Did!
  • "Verne Troyer, Mini-Me actor from Austin Powers films, dies aged 49."

    04/22/2018 7:50:39 AM PDT · by Voption · 13 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | Apri 21, 2018 | YouTube/Australian Broadcasting
    Actor Verne Troyer, who was best known for playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers, has died aged 49, according to an official social media post. Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan with achondroplasia, a genetic condition that kept him at 2 feet 8 inches (81 centimeter's) tall.
  • Tell-tale Backstabbers Destined To Follow Comey’s Memoirs

    04/16/2018 1:01:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    Laughing all the way to the bank Things we found out about in the James Comey ‘memoir’. Besides, that is that Comey’s the stand in for former MI6 British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirty imagination came up with the golden shower scenario in the debunked dossier for which Hillary Clinton paid big bucks. Steele, Clinton and the Dems tried to make people believe that the only way Donald J. Trump had to get even with lame-duck President Barack Obama was to rain golden showers on the same Moscow Ritz-Carlton hotel bed that Barack and Michelle Obama had once slept in.
  • Full Metal Jacket actor 'Gunny' Dies at 74

    04/16/2018 9:32:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | B Boddington
    R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74. In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia. "It is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform," Rogin wrote. "He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on...