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  • 'Seinfeld' actor Daniel Von Bargen dies

    03/04/2015 7:08:42 AM PST · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    winnipegsun.com ^ | March 04, 2015
    The Seinfeld regular, who played Jason Alexander’s clueless boss Mr. Kruger on the hit sitcom, passed away over the weekend after suffering an undisclosed illness, according to news affiliate WLWT in his native Cincinnati, Ohio. Von Bargen also appeared in multiple episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order and NYPD Blue, and his movie credits included The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Amistad, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Super Troopers, among others. He made headlines in 2012 for a failed suicide attempt, which resulted in a gunshot wound to the head.
  • Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014

    03/03/2015 5:44:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2015 | WatchMojo.com
    2014 brought us a number of great films…don’t expect to see any of them mentioned here. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 worst movies of 2014.
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  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 8:22:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:14:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 02/24/2015
    ESPN on Tuesday suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after he made insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.According to multiple reports, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."Penn State students and alum rallied on Twitter and pressed Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.On Tuesday, ESPN said in a statement that "it was completely inappropriate and does...
  • Booby-Trapped, Zombie-Killing Properties From ‘The Walking Dead’ Now for Sale on eBay for Only…

    03/02/2015 5:10:58 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Ever watch a TV show about a zombie apocalypse ravaging a town and say to yourself, “I’d buy that place”? eBay has the deal you’ve been looking for. Nine properties in downtown Grantville, Georgia, are up for sale online, and while the seller has done plenty of renovation work on the realty, the properties’ biggest selling point might be the fact that the town was featured on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” WXIA-TV reported. The asking price: $680,000. ... The town was featured in “The Walking Dead” third season episode “Clear” as a booby-trapped killing zone.
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 4:37:19 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter become the latest guest stars in the Syfy sensation. Syfy's Sharknado 3 has elected a new president and vice president. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid Returning for 'Sharknado 3' Third 'Sharknado' Will Target the "Feast Coast" Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Launching in July, Sharknado 3 will be set in Washington, D.C., this time and, per Syfy, will "cause mass destruction in the nation's capital" before it roars down the Eastern Seaboard. Entrepreneur/Dallas Mavericks owner...
  • Maggie Smith to leave ‘Downton Abbey’ after Season 6

    03/02/2015 3:48:25 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-2-15 | David Hinckley
    "Downton Abbey" is losing its Dowager Countess. Maggie Smith, who plays the sharp-tongued Violet on the beloved PBS drama, told the Times of London Sunday that the upcoming sixth season will be her last. Perhaps more alarming to fans, if that’s possible, was Smith’s broad hint that this could also be the finale for the show itself. "They say this is the last one, and I can't see how it could go on," Smith told the Times. “I mean, I certainly can't keep going ... To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."
  • Paramount In Talks To Acquire Rights To Sci-Fi Classic 'The Stars My Destination'

    03/02/2015 3:26:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Deadline|Hollywood ^ | February 27, 2015 | Anita Busch
    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is talks to acquire feature-film rights for the classic sci-fi novel The Stars My Destination for producer Mary Parent. Written by Alfred Bester, the book (better known as Tiger! Tiger! in the U.K. for its opening-page reprint of a William Blake poem) follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years when one day a rescue crew passes him by. Angered, he channels his energies into seeking revenge and begins scheming. The key art of the book is enough to get anyone intrigued.
  • Millennium Falcon drone is the coolest hunk of junk in our galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:27:51 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/4/15 | Anthony Domanico
    Pretty much everyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" would love to be able to fly the Millennium Falcon around the galaxies. One crafty individual going by the social-media moniker Olivier C is living that dream, and released a YouTube video of himself piloting a custom Millennium Falcon radio-controlled quadcopter drone he built himself.
  • TIE Interceptor drone is the meanest starfighter in the galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:00:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/2/15 | Anthony Domanico
    If you build custom chassis to make drones look like "Star Wars" starships, it's going to be hard to top the Millennium Falcon drone. A crafty guy who goes by the social-media moniker Olivier C is out with his latest "Star Wars" drone, and it's based on the TIE/IN Interceptor. It's arguably not as cool as his Falcon build, but it could still strike fear into the hearts of the Rebel Alliance.
  • 4 libertarian moments in the new season of House of Cards

    03/02/2015 8:45:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Rare.us ^ | 03/02/2015 | Bonnie Kristian
    Netflix’s enormously popular political thriller House of Cards returned for its third season on Friday—and unless you were playing politics in real life at CPAC 2015 you’ve probably seen the whole thing already. (Either way, don’t worry: No spoilers here.)Helmed by Kevin Spacey’s charismatic, manipulative and murderous President Frank Underwood, House of Cards has never offered a flattering portrait of politics. This season, though, several moments in particular stood out as offering an almost libertarian take on the fake promises and real sliminess of Washington. Entitlement programs are sucking us dry “Social Security. Medicare. Medicaid. Every entitlement program that...
  • House of Cards Season 3 has jumped the shark

    03/01/2015 4:27:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    03/01/2015
    The first couple of seasons were pretty good. Now it's just an homage to FDR and a rant against Walmart. When is Francis going to pay for all the crimes he committed getting to the White Hut?
  • Saturday Night Live makes fun of western girls who join ISIS [satire]

    03/01/2015 2:44:37 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2015 | Saturday Night Live
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2fazw5Y9k
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Tall Men"(1955)

    03/01/2015 12:38:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Raoul Walsh
  • The truth about the Sound of Music family

    03/01/2015 11:09:40 AM PST · by Borges · 118 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/1/2015 | Louise Hidalgo
    When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie? "Everyone thinks the Sound of Music was exactly the way things happened, and of course it wasn't because there had to be artistic licence," says Johannes von Trapp. He is the youngest son of Georg and Maria - the decorated naval commander and singing nun turned...
  • Wilfrid Laurier as Mr. Spock on the five dollar bill

    03/01/2015 9:09:20 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    Canada is Better ^ | August 17, 2010
    A fitting tribute to Canada’s seventh Prime Minister. And the similarities to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock are extensive. Where Laurier said (of English and French Canadians living together): "Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel." Mr. Spock said (in ‘City on the Edge of Forever’): "I am endeavoring, ma’am, to construct a mnemonic circuit using stone knives and bearskins." So, you...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 12 [SPOILER warning]

    03/01/2015 9:00:00 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 185 replies
    N/A | March 1, 2015 | N/A
  • Flight Nurse 1953 [Korean War 65 years ago in 1950]

    03/01/2015 5:33:11 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Republic
    Flight Nurse 1953. Director: Allan Dwan. Stars: Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Franz [depicts Korean War 1950]
  • Weekend box office: 'Fifty Shades' punished with 73% drop in ticket sales

    02/28/2015 8:55:59 PM PST · by bigtoona · 51 replies
    LA Biz ^ | 2/23/15 | Annlee Ellingson
    Melanie Griffith wasn't the only moviegoer who failed to check out "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend. Dakota Johnson's mom admitted in an awkward red-carpet interview at the Oscars that she hadn't seen her daughter's film. Plenty saw it over Valentine's Day, as the kinky romance grossed a record $93 million for the four-day Presidents Day frame. But the Universal release plunged 73 percent in its second weekend to an estimated $23.2 million. The fall-off wasn't unexpected for the femme-friendly drama, what with its unpopularity among critics (25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and ticket holders (a C+ grade from CinemaScore)...
  • James Bond Spectre filming brings Rome to a standstill

    02/28/2015 5:31:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2-27-2015 | MailOnline Reporter
    It's as famous for its flash cars as it if for its action scenes. So James Bond fans will delighted to learn that its impressive auto-mobiles were seen getting a serious spin on the set of the franchise's latest film, this week. Two vehicles - including Bond's Aston Martin - brought the Italian city of Rome to a standstill on Friday morning as filming continued to gather pace on Spectre. Film-makers shut part of Rome's historic city centre to create an iconic car chase scenes for the upcoming release. Fans looked on as stunt doubles raced 007's Aston Martin DB10...
  • Leonard Nimoy Explains The Origins of the Vulcan Salute

    02/28/2015 3:36:06 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | tvnewsthemes1
    How did the famous Vulcan hand salute come to be? Leonard Nimoy "Spock" gives us the answer.
  • Leonard Nimoy, who died at 83, gets Vulcan hand salute from Space Station

    02/28/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | AP
    A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station tweeted a picture Saturday from orbit of a 'Vulcan' hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his 'Star Trek' role as 'Mr. Spock.' Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. His final public statement, last Sunday on Twitter, was thoughtful and bittersweet. "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory," he wrote, followed by his customary "LLAP"...
  • Star Trek Online Announces In-Game Memorial For Leonard Nimoy

    02/28/2015 9:38:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 2-28-2015 | Russ Burlingame
    Following in the footsteps of World of Warcraft's magical tribute to the late Robin Williams, Star Trek Online will feature an in-game tribute to veteran Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away yesterday at age 83. "I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy," said executive producer Steve Ricossa in a statement. "Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star...
  • The FRiday Night Movie (Double feature) - Too Young the Hero (1988)

    02/27/2015 8:56:41 PM PST · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    Mantronix RetroTV Youtube account ^ | Published on June 8, 2014
    Our second feature tonight is the incredible but true story of the youngest American serviceman to serve in WW2. Rick Schroeder stars as Calvin Graham, who enlists in the Navy at just 12 years of age. Before his 13th birthday, Graham would be both a decorated veteran and a military prisoner...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - M (1931)

    02/27/2015 8:25:29 PM PST · by DemforBush · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    An elusive child killer is stalking the streets of Berlin. The police have been unable to catch him, and panic so grips the city that even the city's underworld is determined to stop him at any cost. Peter Lorre stars in what has been called "The best film to ever wind up in the public domain." Directed by Fritz Lang. In German with English subtitles.
  • Star Trek - Amok Time

    02/27/2015 7:09:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | kartographer
    Spock is overtaken by the effects of the 'Pon Farr' a condition which effects Vulcans on a seven year cycle. He becomes emotional and starts acting strangely. A violent outburst and argument with Nurse Chapel is witnessed in the corridor of the Enterprise by everyone, and Kirk has to confront Spock in his quarters. After an uncomfortable conversation Spock finally reveals to Kirk that he must get to Vulcan to mate - or he will die. Kirk has to defy Starfleet to get Spock there after Dr McCoy convinces him that it is the only way to save his life.
  • History of the Sniper

    02/27/2015 8:33:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | Frank Jardim
    The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American infantry units fired 25,000 rounds to kill just one enemy soldier. By the Korean War, that figure jumped to 50,000 rounds, and the select-fire M14 and M16 infantry rifles of the Vietnam War only seem to have produced more misses, requiring the expenditure of 200,000 rounds to kill one enemy combatant. It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of...
  • Harrison Ford, 72, to star in Blade Runner sequel [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:11:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 88 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2015 | Staff
    It is one of Hollywood's classic films. So fans of Blade Runner will be delighted that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in a newly-announced sequel to the 1982 smash-hit. The 72-year-old actor will return to the cult classic in the screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green and directed by 'Prisoners' filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.
  • What Amadeus gets wrong

    02/24/2015 2:31:28 PM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/24/2015 | Clemency Burton-Hill
    It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay. Arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between human genius and mediocrity, it has taken its place in motion picture history and is invariably described as a masterpiece. All this is despite the fact the film plays shamelessly fast and loose with historical fact, taking as its basis a supposedly bitter rivalry...
  • Is the Star Trek Economy a Welfare State?

    02/24/2015 9:34:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 92 replies
    Slate ^ | 2-12-2015 | Ara Ogle, Quora
    As an example, Sisko's father runs a restaurant. Seats at that restaurant have to be a finite resource (because they require labor), so they would not be “free” to everyone—the owners get to choose whom they give it to. (That brings up the interesting question of whether the Federation would have anti-discrimination laws, but I digress.) Let's say Sisko chooses to feed people in his neighborhood; choosing to live in that neighborhood is the “price” his customers pay for his food. Similarly, Picard's brother makes real wine; since that requires real grapes and, again, labor, that would also be a...
  • 'Turn', Season 2, starts April 13 on AMC

    02/25/2015 7:44:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    AMC ^ | 2-15-15
    Season 2 of Turn starts April 13 on AMC. Link is to trailer.
  • How Bad Ideology Destroys Good TV: Why the hit TV show 'Glee' Crashed and Burned

    02/25/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Klavan
    So I was watching Glee the other day (yes I watch Glee, okay?!), and man has that show jumped the shark. It’s frustrating, because Glee went down in flames the way a lot of good shows do: it got too busy constructing a leftist fantasyland to tell a decent story. It’s another victim of what I like to call “liberal backslide.”Bear with me here for a second. I realize Glee was never an elegant allegory of fiscal conservatism. And no one could claim that it ever had an ironclad grip on reality. The show takes place in an underfunded Ohio...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for rest of week after Penn State tweets

    02/25/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Nick Bromberg
    ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann will not anchor his show for the rest of the week after a series of tweets directed at Penn State students. Olbermann, who was most recently critical of Penn State on his ESPN show in January after Joe Paterno's vacated wins were restored, was told on Twitter by a user about the $13 million raised by Penn State students for pediatric cancer. He responded to the tweet with a response of "pitiful." "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect...
  • BBC/Weinstein Co ‘War And Peace’ Mini Adds Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent

    02/24/2015 10:05:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2015 | Nancy Tartaglione
    Principal photography has started on the six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic War And Peace which is being made by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton are already aboard to star, with new additions to the cast including Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox and Ken Stott. The epic drama is written by House Of Cards and Bridget Jones‘ Andrew Davies. Anderson was nominated for a Golden Globe for her turn in his 2007 adaptation of Dickens’ Bleak House.
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 106 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to The Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary, and There's a Surprise Guest!

    02/23/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    EONLINE ^ | 02/23/2015 | by SEIJA RANKIN
    Well, the hills really were alive at the Oscars tonight. Sorry, but we had to. Amazingly, this year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and the Oscars decided to pay tribute in a big way. Things kicked off with a speech by Scarlett Johansson in which she praised the film for its five academy awards (including Best Picture), and made a few "problem like Maria" jokes. Then none other than Lady Gaga emerged onstage to sing a compilation of the movie's best songs. Rumors had been floating around that the singer was going to be paired with...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "It's A Great Feeling"(1949)

    02/22/2015 11:36:30 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1949 | David Butler
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/21/2015 6:22:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 18, 2015 | Ryan Parry And James Desborough
    Michael's life after Forest mirrored the hapless hero's. Instead of taking Hollywood up on a number of high-profile offers, he decided to sign up for military service. Michael said: 'Where we were filming was very close to Parris Island, the Marine Training Camp in South Carolina where all the helicopters that were used in the Vietnam scene came from. 'I would often tell the director and producers how cool I thought all the helicopters were and then one weekend they actually arranged for some of the Marine Corps to take me over to Parris Island and show me the fighter...
  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    youtube.com ^ | unknown | TV CH 9 (AUS)
    This Oz sheila newsanchor / movie-critic gives her right devastating review of the movie.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Kansas City Confidential (1952)

    02/20/2015 8:04:56 PM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A great little heist/noir flick tonight. A down on his luck nobody (John Payne) is implicated in an armored truck heist and, after being worked over by the local police who are sure he's guilty, sets out to find who set him up and why. The truth behind it all might be a lot deeper and more dangerous than even he thinks, however... Co-starring Colleen Gray, and a perfect trio of heavies in Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, and Jack Elam.
  • Steven Spielberg reportedly wants to direct the Indiana Jones reboot

    02/20/2015 6:20:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    THE VERGE ^ | 20 FEBRUARY 2015 | THE VERGE
    Word has been circling for some time that Disney is mulling a reboot of the Indiana Jones series and wants Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt to take the whip. Deadline is now reporting that Steven Spielberg himself is interested in stepping behind the camera should all the pieces fall into place. It's remarkably early for this kind of news — Jeff Sneider of The Wrap points out that there's no contractual obligation or even script at this point — but any kind of reboot would certainly gain immediate prestige coming from Spielberg. The filmmaker directed all four of...
  • My First Vanity: State of Affairs

    02/20/2015 12:24:53 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/20 | Mr. Tangled
    Simply a question: Is anyone watching this show and if so, do you like it?
  • Poll: 71.6% Say Brian Williams Should Resign From NBC

    02/20/2015 11:40:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2015 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven out of ten Americans say that despite his apology, suspended “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams should resign from NBC for repeatedly lying on national television, according to a nationwide poll conducted last weekend by McLaughlin & Associates. The poll was commissioned by the Media Research Center (MRC), which is the parent company of CNSNews.com. “This poll confirms that the American people no longer trust Brian Williams to report the news,” said MRC president Brent Bozell. “This is no longer about Brian Williams’ reputation. This is about NBC News having any chance of being a credible source of news.” …
  • Harlan City Police Department Issues A.P.B. For Queen Elsa

    02/20/2015 10:25:20 AM PST · by Bratch · 6 replies
    LEX 18.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | LEX 18 staff
     HARLAN, Ky. - The Harlan City Police Department has issued an all points bulletin for Queen Elsa. Elsa, a character from Disney's Frozen, is an ice queen who can control the weather with her magical powers. Needless to say, many people are blaming her for the recent cold snap to hit the Bluegrass State and officers decided to have a little fun on her behalf. The A.P.B issued on the Harlan County Police Department's Facebook page reads, "All points bulletin!!! HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a...
  • Oscars and Box Office: This Is the Lowest-Grossing Year in the Modern Era

    02/20/2015 8:36:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 18, 2015 | Stephen Galloway
    When the Academy expanded its best picture category from five films to as many as 10 in 2009, the goal was to counter the trend toward smaller movies grabbing the Oscar spotlight and to bring in some higher-grossing studio films so the public would have more of a rooting interest in the annual awards show. At first, it worked, with the 2010 crop generating a whopping $4.7 billion worldwide (Avatar's $2.7 billion helped). But with few exceptions, it's been a gradual downward slide since then, suggesting the Academy and the public increasingly are at loggerheads. And that's bad news for...
  • After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid's Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

    02/20/2015 6:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    It was hardly a surprise Thursday when ratings-challenged MSNBC announced the cancellation of the poor-performing afternoon programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid after less than a year, with veteran news anchor Thomas Roberts stepping in to preside over the two-hour block from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Until a permanent replacement is named for Roberts’s 5:30 a.m. program Way Too Early, the 6 a.m. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will temporarily take up the slack by starting a half-hour earlier. But according to knowledgeable sources at the Comcast-owned cable network, Thursday’s moves were only the...