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  • "Rudolph" from Duck the Halls album for Dr Who

    12/17/2017 9:25:04 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    And if you like to see how the same song can be handled completely differently, Gene Autry's Rudolph for Star Trek's Scotty's red nose. Not into Christmas? How about Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" for Indy Jones and his father?
  • Rose McGowan Calls Out Meryl Streep, Actresses Who Plan to Wear Black to Golden Globes

    12/17/2017 8:41:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 16, 2017 | Patrick Shanley
    <p>Rose McGowan called out actresses who plan to wear black gowns to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality.</p> <p>The actress took to Twitter on Saturday, writing, "Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa." Marchesa, a womenswear company, was founded by Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife. Weinstein himself is presumably the "Pig Monster" in McGowan's tweet.</p>
  • “Star Wars” Burn Out? “Last Jedi” Thursday Night Box Office Falls Short... by $12 Million

    12/17/2017 12:20:30 AM PST · by Enterprise · 63 replies ^ | December 15, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    Last night, “The Last Jedi” scored $45 million in preview shows around the US. That’s the second highest Thursday preview opening ever, behind “The Force Awakens,” so that’s good news. But the WTH news is that “The Force Awakens” did $57 million on its Thursday previews two years ago. In between there was “Rogue One” with a $29 million preview Thursday last year. So what the heck? Is there “Star Wars” burn out with movies three years in a row? Could be.
  • White Christmas on AMC

    12/16/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    AMC ^ | 12/15/1/7
    Pardon the vanity, but White Christmas is coming up on AMC in a few minutes. One of the best Christmas movies.
  • Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Lower Than Justice League

    12/16/2017 4:32:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    Movieweb ^ | December 15, 2017 | Ryan Scott
    Well, it's hard to say anyone saw this coming. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived in theaters and fans are super excited about it. Or, at least they were. There was a ton of hype leading up to the release and, deservedly so, considering all of the questions Star Wars fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago. However, things are not going according to plan, as The Last Jedi now has a shockingly low audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. How low? Believe it or not, it's even lower than the score Justice League...
  • "One Toy Soldier" by Enya for JAG

    12/16/2017 1:02:27 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Not into Christmas? How about Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage for The Hobbit?
  • 'Stargate' Prequel Series Finishes Filming: Check Out This Sneak Peek

    12/16/2017 9:12:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 12:23pm ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    The series, which will air in 10-minute episodes on MGM's digital platform "Stargate Command," will be released sometime in 2018. A new video showing highlights from the filming shows the cast and crew working in locations ranging from dunes to warehouses. ... Fan favorite Catherine Langford (played by Ellie Gall in the new series) makes a prominent return in the new series. The video shows her standing in awe before a stargate and taking part in fight scenes.... "In this revealing footage, we get an in-depth look at some of the stunning real-life locations where filming took place, meeting new...
  • Highly Recommended TV Series for History Buff's: Amazon's "Red Mafia"

    12/16/2017 9:03:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Self | December 16, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    There is a lot of crap on TV to be avoided but there is one series that I found supremely entertaining (and educational). It is "Red Mafia." It is a Russian production from 2011 but now available via Amazon Prime as you can see HERE. It is not to be confused with the Russian Mafia of current times. This series is about Party corruption during the Soviet Era. And there was quite a bit of corruption all the way to the top. What makes this series especially entertaining is that it has a lot of humor. For example, Brezhnev (in...
  • ‘Watergate’ Limited Series From George Clooney & Matt Charman In Works At Netflix

    12/16/2017 9:01:04 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 34 replies
    Deadline/Hollywood ^ | 12-16-2017 | Peter Whitw
    The specter of Watergate has loomed large over Washington, D.C. recently — great timing for a television series looking at the scandal. Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman has partnered with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov for Watergate, an eight-part limited series. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    12/15/2017 6:32:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Variety ^ | December 15, 2017 | Joe Otterson
    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources. Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, which will delve into the stories of certain key figures in the infamous scandal. Clooney and Heslov will executive produce, with sources telling Variety that Clooney may also direct part of the series should Netflix pick it up. Sonar Entertainment will produce. Sonar inked...
  • The Best Christmas Movies

    12/15/2017 3:54:41 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 134 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 12/15/2017 | Architect of Avalon
    Please list the best Christmas movies. A Christmas Carol 1951, A Christmas Carol 1938, A Miracle on 34th Street, and The Bishop's Wife are great classic Christmas movies. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are great animated Christmas movies. A Christmas Prince, Christmas in Boston, and A Boyfriend for Christmas, though fluff, are friendly Christmas movies of the last 15 years. What other classic Christmas movies? What other animated Christmas movies and Christmas movies of the last 15 years?
  • Jimmy Kimmel Says Net Neutrality Repeal “Despicable”

    12/15/2017 10:15:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 15, 2017 | Greg Evans
    Put the axing of net neutrality on Jimmy Kimmel’s naughty list, just below the defunding of affordable health care. Calling the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules “absolutely despicable,” Kimmel said on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that the actions of the Ajit Pai-led FCC were in opposition to the wishes of 83 percent of Americans. “I just want to say thank you President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control the internet. So merry christmas everybody!” Kimmel also took the opportunity to...
  • Star Wars Fans Storm Theater Lobby Over Lack Of Sound During ‘Last Jedi’

    12/15/2017 8:50:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 12/15/2017
    Star Wars fans at a Burbank theater went to the Dark Side when a screening of “The Last Jedi” played without sound for 20 minutes. Moviegoers were ready to stage a new rebellion when an AMC Theater in Burbank either could not or would not restart the 10 p.m. showing of the film. ... Burbank police were called to the theater at about 10:21 p.m. to disperse “an unruly crowd.”
  • Aborted Baby Parts Sellers Are Shut Down; The View's Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Hardest Hit

    12/15/2017 8:13:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    In November 2015, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar at The View rudely shut down then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, insisting that she was lying when she stated that Planned Parenthood had admitted to harvesting baby parts from aborted fetuses. On Friday, in a development which is predictably failing to get the media visibility it deserves, Orange County's district attorney announced a $7.8 million settlement with two California companies accused of "selling fetal-derived cells and tissues" obtained from fetal body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. When will ABC demand that Whoopi and Joy apologize to Fiorina — and...
  • NASA Confirms That ‘The Last Jedi’ Will Be Screened in the International Space Station

    12/14/2017 11:52:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NME ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Will Buler
    In our galaxy, quite far away NASA have confirmed that astronauts onboard the International Space Station won’t have to miss ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ as a copy is being sent up to the ISS. The second part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is out today (December 14) and its reach won’t even miss the astronauts orbiting a few hundred miles above the surface of the Earth. NASA have confirmed to Inverse that a copy of the movie will be transported to the space station in the near future. NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot said: “[I] can confirm...
  • French Choke Up Over Proposal to Ban Smoking in Films

    12/14/2017 10:21:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Inquirer ^ | November 21, 2017
    A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars. The idea was floated last week by a senator from the opposition Socialist Party, Nadine Grelet-Certenais, during a parliamentary debate on how to help the French quit smoking. Quoting a study that found 70 percent of new French films show at least one character lighting up, the senator accused filmmakers of painting smoking in a positive light.
  • Walmart, book distributor suspend ties with Tavis Smiley

    12/14/2017 10:16:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 11:49 PM EST | Mark Kennedy
    Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host. The moves came a day after PBS said it was suspending Smiley following an independent investigation by a law firm. PBS said the firm uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.” His show’s page at PBS was scrubbed on Thursday. Smiley has denied any wrongdoing. Walmart, which had been a sponsor of Smiley’s talk show and an upcoming touring theatrical show, cut...
  • Hallmark Christmas Movies Under Fire for Spreading “Caucasian Cheer”

    12/14/2017 10:47:02 AM PST · by Scarpetta · 72 replies
    The Hallmark Channel is a throwback to an age when Hollywood produced family-friendly films and love stories that did not involve leather and whips. The network has earned millions of loyal fans for broadcasting movies that promote the virtues of faith and family — stories that tug at your heartstrings. “We are a place you can go and feel good,” Bill Abbott, the chief executive of Crown Media, told the Washington Post. “We intentionally branded ourselves as the happy place. Abbott said. “Hallmark’s tagline is ‘the heart of TV.’” And viewership has skyrocketed since President Trump promised to make America...
  • Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming

    12/14/2017 10:28:49 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 23 replies
    LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion.