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  • 'A drunk, a liar and a slut' - Birth of a Nation director was accused of dragging co-ed' [tr]

    08/24/2016 12:04:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Laura Collins
    Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker was accused by a prosecutor of using his successful rape defense to characterize his 18-year-old alleged victim as a 'drunk, a liar and a slut'. The prosecuting attorney at the rape trial launched a furious attack in his closing speech on the defense lodged by Parker, who had been accused of raping her with his friend in their college dorm. The trial in 2001 had heard a racially-charged defense, which included how Parker accused a policeman of being motivated by racism to pursue the case against him and his roommate, Jean Celestin, who...
  • Svengoolie presents the original 'Star Trek' pilot "The Cage" on September 10

    08/24/2016 4:07:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    METV ^ | August 23, 2016
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with its original pilot and first broadcast episode! The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is almost here. Well, the official date. The original series premiered on September 8, 1966. But the world has been celebrating throughout 2016 — and that will continue through 2017 with the new series and upcoming cruise. As we are the home of The Original Series, which airs weekly as part of Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night, MeTV is celebrating with two special broadcasts on Saturday, September 10. First, at 9PM | 8C, we will air the first broadcast episode...
  • The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

    08/23/2016 9:58:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | August 23, 2016
    ...Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video, is thriving artistically as much as it ever has. But today you’ll find greater diversity in the kinds of films being made, if not in the people who are making them. That’s why we, the editors of BBC Culture, decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Last year, we asked critics to name the greatest American films of all time, and we were surprised that only six films made since 2000 made the top 100....
  • Why 'Mulholland Drive' is the greatest film since 2000

    08/23/2016 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 August 2016 | Luke Buckmaster
    Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential crisis. Terms such as ‘TV-like’ or ‘television-esque’ were once intended as insults; now, in a period most commentators consider a new ‘golden age of television’ – a Don Draper here, a Walter White there – that is no longer the case. So, if television has evolved to a point where it is no longer considered an inferior art form, what does this mean for cinema? Perhaps it is no coincidence that David Lynch’s mind-bending mystery-drama Mullholland Drive has been named by BBC Culture’s critics’ poll...
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...
  • Megyn Kelly gets huge feather in her cap and it wasn't plucked from Trump this time

    08/23/2016 2:47:48 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 39 replies
    http://us.blastingnews.com/ ^ | 21 August 2016 | rosalind a zurko
    #Megyn Kelly now has a bargaining chip that is worth its weight in gold and she can use it in the near future to negotiate her new #Fox News contract as hers is up at the end of the year. Will Kelly even re-negotiate a contract with Fox News or will she head out to broaden her horizons? On August 5 Megyn Kelly left for vacation and in the weeks that followed the ratings for The Kelly Files have dropped to the point that the show is now running neck and neck with MSNBC's #Rachel Maddow. Kelly's bargaining chip It...
  • Amerigeddon (vanity)

    08/22/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 6 replies
    vanity | 8/22/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Received and played the DVD Amerigeddon this afternoon. Was a great movie that reflects what is happening to the US. I can see why most of the "PC" theater chains refused to play it as it takes direct hits on the "Great Leader", his quislings and the NWO. It may be available now on the movie site, but I purchased it from Alex Jones, Info Wars.
  • 'I used to love the Olympics. Then NBC decided to use tape delay': NBC is criticized again [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:26:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    NBC came under fire Sunday night after frustrated viewers took to Twitter to complain about the closing ceremony being aired on an hour delay. Tweets poured in from across the United States as viewers slammed the network for choosing to air the closing ceremony at 8pm, rather than 7pm. Typically, a network will delay a broadcast due to time difference.
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 2 Episode 8

    08/19/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 28 replies
    N/A | August 21, 2016 | N/A
  • Larry Wilmore says final goodbye on The Nightly Show

    08/19/2016 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 19 2016 — 7:30 AM EDT | Christopher Rosen
    Larry Wilmore bid farewell to The Nightly Show on Thursday by thanking Comedy Central, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart (who appeared as a guest during the last episode), and the show’s staff and fans. […] In an interview with EW before the final episode, Wilmore said his immediate post-show plans included taking a break from politics “for a while,” and a wish to perhaps one day moderate a debate. But speaking as he signed off one last time from The Nightly Show, Wilmore offered just four words about what his future holds: “I’m not done yet.” …
  • [Vanity] Theater Managers Being Threatened By Clinton Operatives for Showing Hillary's America

    08/18/2016 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Vanity | August 18, 2016 | Swordmaker
    Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see "Hillary's America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party," the newest documentary film by Dinesh D'Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing. I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week...
  • Optics (scopes) used in the movie 13 hours

    08/19/2016 4:41:32 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 31 replies
    Hello. Nowhere better to ask this than on freerepublic After watching 13 hours (good movie) and noting that the weapons seemed to be accurate and handled correctly, which is rarely the case in Hollywood, I was intrigued by the usage of those infrared scopes and how they were also used as signaling devices. What model/type scopes were those/ I would like to fit up with one of those on a pictanny rail Thanks!
  • Syrian presenter: Swedish media should make more shows in Arabic

    08/18/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 10.Aug.2016 09:02
    She fled for her life after getting death threats in Syria. Now journalist Rowa Alkhatib has landed a plum job as a talk-show host with Sweden’s national radio broadcaster. She tells The Local Voices how she’s now helping quench Arabic speakers’ thirst for knowledge about their new home. Back in Syria, Rowa Alkhatib worked as a presenter for a range of television and radio networks, but threats from radicals and the Assad regime forced her to pack her bags, she says. Like so many others in Syria, she made her way to Turkey, where she found radio work and lived...
  • Bruce Jenner! predicted 20 years ago on Married With Children

    08/18/2016 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    GMS Shar Ahmath youtube ^ | Published on Jun 3, 2015 | GMS Shar Ahmath
    Bruce Jenner! predicted 20 years ago on Married With Children video only......
  • Obama, the infomercial: A 30-minute pitch to America (2008)

    Stumbling upon a half-hour-long infomercial on American television is usually a sign that you've stayed up too late, or clicked too far through the channels to the outer fringes of cable. But last night's 30-minute broadcast happened in peak time, on three of the main networks, and it wasn't a sales pitch for an innovative new bathroom tile-cleaning device. It was Barack Obama's final opportunity to ask a mass national audience for their votes, and he used it stirringly.
  • 'S*** happens': What Hollywood director told co-ed who accused him and his friend of raping [tr]

    08/18/2016 7:55:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura Collins
    The Hollywood director who has described being tried for rape as 'one of the most painful moments' in his life repeatedly changed his story and dismissed his accuser's pleas for help dealing with her trauma her with the words, 's*** happens'. The revelation comes in court records of the trial of Birth of a Nation actor, writer and director Nate Parker, 36, and his then college roommate, now co-writer, Jean Celestin, 36. They were tried and cleared of raping another Penn State University student in Parker's college apartment in 1999, where they had athletic scholarships as members of the college...
  • Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?

    08/17/2016 7:02:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?
  • 'I Am Cait' canceled

    08/17/2016 3:17:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
    (CNN)Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait" will not be having a third season, CNN confirms. Jenner broke the news herself on Tuesday via Twitter.
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Ellen DeGeneres responds after being accused of racism over Usain Bolt picture

    08/17/2016 1:15:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 17, 2016 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    What was meant as a joke about Usain Bolt and Ellen DeGeneres swiftly went awry on Twitter. On Monday, the daytime talk show host’s official Twitter account tweeted a doctored image of Ellen riding the back of the gold medalist. The photo is the now famous one of him smiling as he heads to winning the men’s 100m race at the Olympics in Rio. The tweet’s caption from Ellen reads “This is how I’m running errands from now on.” Some on Twitter found the image less than golden, with cries of racism and insensitivity in joking about a white woman...
  • AMBER HEARD, JOHNNY DEPP CASE SETTLED!!! (Cha Ching!)

    08/16/2016 9:39:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    Amber Heard has dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Johnny Depp, because TMZ has learned the case has settled. Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.
  • Johnny Depp mutilated himself in jealous rage over Amber Heard

    08/15/2016 2:36:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 125 replies
    A grisly photo shows Johnny Depp’s hand with the tip of one bloody finger missing after he mutilated himself during a jealous rage over suspicions that much-younger wife Amber Heard was cheating on him with a rival actor, according to a new report Monday. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star also dipped his bloody stump in blue paint and used it to scrawl the names of Heard and her suspected paramour, Billy Bob Thornton, on a mirror, according to TMZ. The image of Depp’s bloody and disfigured digit was posted under a police-tape-style caution saying “WARNING: GRUESOME PHOTO,” and can...
  • Rebuilding America Now: AMerica Soaring:

    08/15/2016 7:40:50 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 18 replies
    Rebuilding America Now ^ | 8/15/2016 | Rebuilding america Now
    I don't watch much television, but was in my break room at work when this PAC ad for Trump came on. Starts out pensive and slightly glum, but builds into an encouraging, emotional but positive message. Trump (at least this PAC) is taking dead aim at non-traditionally Republican communities, and this should play very well in Pennsylvania, Ohio and other swing states. I thought it was an excellent ad. Not a traditional negative ad, and not a traditional compaign puff piece, though pure emotion like so many successful ads. Great line: "It doesn't have to be this way." https://rebuildingamericanow.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMNZTcGSHLg
  • The Walking Dead: Season 7 Preview Special

    08/14/2016 6:22:54 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 31 replies
    N/A | August 14, 2016 | N/A
    The Walking Dead: Season 7 Preview Special tonight at 10 p.m. on AMC. With Austin Amelio (Dwight) and Yvette Nicole Brown. Season 7 premiers on October 23. H/t: Whenifhow
  • New Film Has Women Bragging About Their Abortions: “Wouldn’t It Be Great If Everyone Were Praised?”

    08/14/2016 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos hopes that her new documentary, “Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” will move people to compassion when they listen to women share the difficult circumstances that led them to choose abortion. Unfortunately, her film extends no compassion for unborn children. Tragos told Pop Sugar that she was troubled by all the new abortion restrictions in her home state of Missouri. She said she decided to base her new documentary in Missouri and feature the stories of women affected by abortion and the state laws. Tragos (pictured) never had an abortion herself, but she interviewed more than 40 women...
  • 37 Hitchcock Cameo Appearances Over 50 Years: All in One Video

    08/13/2016 8:33:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Early in his career, Alfred Hitchcock began making small appearances in his own films. The cameos sometimes lasted just a few brief seconds, and sometimes a little while longer. Either way, they became a signature of Hitchcock’s filmmaking, and fans made a sport of seeing whether they could spot the elusive director. From 1927 to 1976, Hitchcock made 37 appearances in total, and they’re all nicely catalogued by Hitchcock.TV and the clip above. If you’re hungry for a good film over the long Labor Day weekend, then don’t miss our collection 22 Free Hitchcock Films Online, which includes The 39 Steps, The...
  • Kenny Baker, the R2-D2 Robot in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 81

    08/13/2016 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” films, died on Saturday. He was 81. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Lucasfilm, the company that created and produces the enormously popular “Star Wars” franchise. Mr. Baker was a little person whose adult height was widely reported to be 3 feet, 8 inches. He referred to his short stature as “my height difficulties” in an autobiographical sketch on his official website, but it would have been impossible for a taller man to play the role that made him famous....
  • Robert De Niro compares Trump with "Taxi Driver" character

    08/13/2016 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2016 10:46 AM EDT
    Robert De Niro says Donald Trump is like the main character of the legendary 1976 movie “Taxi Driver,” the mentally disturbed Travis Bickle. During a question-and answer session Saturday at the Sarajevo Film Festival, De Niro said, like Bickle, the U.S. Republican presidential candidate is where he shouldn’t be. “God help us,” he added. …
  • KYLO REN REACTS to ROGUE ONE TRAILER 2 [Funny videp]

    08/13/2016 7:23:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2016 | Auralnauts
    Who better to offer their perspective on the new Rogue One trailer than history buff Kylo Ren.
  • Glenn Yarbrough Dies

    08/12/2016 5:29:10 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 29 replies
    Glenn's daughter ^ | 8-12-16 | Holly Yarbrough
    Friends - I wanted to let you know that Dad died very peacefully last night about 9:30. He was here at home surrounded by people who love him. My dear friend Julie Adams and I were flanking him in bed, my husband Robert was nearby and Gertie was curled up next to the bed. Dad was listening to Baby the Rain Must Fall when his breaths spaced out and he drifted up and out during the last chorus - catching a ride on the Perseids to his next Great Adventure. It was a very good death. More stories to tell...
  • Name of Fox News Sunday theme music ?

    08/12/2016 4:20:30 PM PDT · by gloryblaze · 23 replies
    vanity question
    Does anyone know the title of the song that the music is from that is played at the beginning of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace?
  • Rupert Murdoch announces Fox News management changes

    08/12/2016 12:17:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2016
    Fox News announced a new senior leadership team and management structure today, naming Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy and Senior Executive Vice President Bill Shine to serve as Co-Presidents effective immediately. The announcement was made by the network’s founder, Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox and Executive Chairman of Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network, to whom Mr. Abernethy and Mr. Shine will report. In their new roles as Co-Presidents of Fox News Channel (FNC) and Fox Business Network (FBN), Mr. Abernethy and Mr. Shine will divide responsibilities for all facets of the networks. While continuing...
  • Enough with those corrupt, taxpayer-paid bribes to Hollywood

    08/11/2016 9:45:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | 8:15pm | Michelle Malkin
    Government officials make phony-baloney claims that their public-private “investments” will pay for themselves. But study after study, on both the progressive left and the free-market right, shows that the economy-stimulating effect of public subsidies for private corporate preferences (movies, sports stadiums, malls, hotels, you name it) is negligible. Loan guarantees. Refundable tax credits and rebates. Tax-increment financing. Tax-exempt bonds. All these enticements dangled by thirsty bureaucrats before wealthy developers, sports team owners and Hollywood moguls who don’t need them amount to blatant redistributions of wealth. The independent California Legislative Analyst’s Office found that for every dollar California spent on the...
  • ‘Star Trek’s new lead is a woman, like its best captain ever

    08/11/2016 9:59:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2016 | 4:55pm | Johnny Oleksinski
    To boldly go . . . back to 1995! Wednesday at a Television Critics Association panel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Bryan Fuller, executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery” (premiering in January on CBS, then airing on CBS All Access), revealed that a woman will be the new show’s main character. But this isn’t the typical self-righteous Hollywood back-slappery that launched a thousand Medium.com essays. Nor is it the Girl Power! casting of summer’s “Ghostbusters” flop, nor the newly announced all-female “Ocean’s Eight” caper. “Star Trek” has always done diversity the right way.
  • CBS defends 'so white' fall as critics slam

    08/11/2016 4:20:33 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/10/2016 | James Hibberd
    CBS has six new programs starring six white male actors in the fall. So when CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller took the stage at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Wednesday morning, it wasn’t surprising that the very first question – and the second, third and fourth – was about the network’s commitment to diversity. “What message does it send,” a reporter asked pointed, “that the leads of your shows in the fall are all heterosexual white men?”“I’m really glad this question came up first because we’re very mindful at CBS about the importance of diversity...
  • RATINGS SCOREBOARD: TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (LIVE +SD) (DRUDGE: CNN SLIPS TO 3RD PLACE W

    08/10/2016 8:23:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    ADWEEK.COM TV NEWSER ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016 | MARK JOYELLA
    25-54 demographic (Live +SD): Total day: FNC: 264 | CNN: 187 | MSNBC: 187 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 385 | CNN: 232 | MSNBC: 305 | HLN: 116
  • Martin Sheen on Trump: 'Empty-Headed Moron'

    08/10/2016 12:28:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Clyde Hughes
    Actor Martin Sheen called Donald Trump an "empty-headed moron" during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was posted online Tuesday. Sheen, who for seven years played President Jed Bartlet in the television series "The West Wing," was discussing his upcoming movie "The Vessel" when the question-and-answer interview turned to politics. Sheen, a longtime liberal activist and supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not hold back his feelings on the Republican presidential nominee. "Oh, Don Trump. He makes me laugh, in that nobody seems to get it yet," Sheen told THR. When asked what people didn't get, Sheen added: "That he's...
  • Rio Olympics Ratings Fall Behind Barcelona 1992 In 1st Weekend Viewership

    08/09/2016 5:45:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | August 8, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    The first weekend of the 2016 Rio Olympics is over and, with final results in, we’re now getting a cleared broadcast picture of where these Games are headed. It ain’t London, to put it mildly, but it may be online. Also, looking over the opening weekend, Rio is way behind 2012 and 2008 and even 1992 in total primetime viewers – something that ad buyers on NBC can’t be feeling Gold medal winning about.
  • VANITY: Ronald Reagan and his bride Nancy Davis

    08/08/2016 9:42:20 AM PDT · by V K Lee
    Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Davis are in a movie today seen on Movies TV Network. For those who are interested....check it out "Hellcats of the Navy" http://moviestvnetwork.com/movies/hellcats-of-the-navy
  • Vanity - the Changing Times

    08/07/2016 8:06:17 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies
    8/7/16 | me
    This evening watching a Johnny Carson show from 1978 on Antenna television network. It was very interesting to note the following... On his show it was shown in the 'guide' that Caitlyn Jenner was a guest on the show along with Rock Hudson. After showing the name of Caitlyn, it then showed the following info: "As himself, Bruce Jenner". An entire industry of revisionists will be required if this 'fad' should began to take on legs. If it were not laughable, the concept would be mind boggling.
  • Mika Brzezinski Learns About 'Furries' | msnbc (from 2014)

    08/07/2016 12:20:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2014 | MSNBC
    Mika Brzezinski learns what a "Furry" is and promptly runs off set.
  • Misogyny Drives NBC's Tape-Delayed Olympics

    08/07/2016 7:36:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | August 7, 2016 | Samuel Chi
    The year is 2016. The United States most likely will elect a female president (RCP Averages say so). But American women, apparently, cannot be trusted to watch sporting events on their own. NBC thinks so, just ask the the poobahs that run the network's Olympic coverage, past and present.
  • Ratings: Olympics Opening Ceremony Down 28 Percent From London 2012

    08/06/2016 3:16:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | August 6, 2016 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday scored a 16.5 rating in metered-market households, down 28 percent from London 2012 and marking the lowest overnight number since Barcelona 1992 (which also mustered a 16.5).
  • Rio Olympics: NBC Opening Ceremony Miraculously Makes Brazil Boring

    08/06/2016 9:44:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Sustainability, the Brazilian resourcefulness trait of gambiarra and smiling were the designated themes of the globally aimed Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. By that criteria, NBC’s time-delayed coverage tonight barely got a bronze medal with less than qualifying pacing, insipid and sometimes questionable commentary, unimaginative production, and way too many ads that resulted in the amazing feat of turning a Brazilian celebration into a bit of a bore. Far closer to real time than the last several Olympic openers and considering all that could have gone wrong with this relatively low-budget affair in the socially and politically...
  • [VANITY] How many of us are watching NBC's horrid coverage of the Horrid Rio Olympic Opening Ceremon

    08/05/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 147 replies
    (Vanity) NBC Commercial Extravaganza of advertising | August 5, 2016 | Swordmaker
    NBC is interrupting the coverage of the opening ceremonies ever few minutes for at least three minutes of really BAD advertisements. But then the opening ceremonies are pretty bad themselves. . . among the worst of the modern era. How many of our Fellow Freepers are finding this as off-putting as I am? Then the Brazilians used it for a huge propaganda push for the dire consequences of Global Warming, not even "Climate Change!" Good Grief. . . Comments?
  • ACTOR DAVID HUDDLESTON DEAD AT 85.

    08/05/2016 7:17:13 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 25 replies
    VANITY | 8 5 2016 | Dick Bachert
    Actor David Huddleston dead at 85! Best known for The Big Lebowski, THIS is MY choice for his finest performance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZ9b4My6NU RIP, Dude!
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Joel Hodgson on the undying appeal of mocking bad movies

    08/05/2016 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    theverge.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Bryan Bishop
    When Joel Hodgson announced a Kickstarter campaign to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000, the 1990s cult cable show he’d created and starred in, the internet basically melted down. The show’s combination of bad B-movies and relentless riffing had earned it an active underground fan base, and in the 17 years since its demise MST3K had continued to live on thanks to word of mouth and online chatter. It was the perfect target for a Veronica Mars-esque resurrection, sure — but even that underplayed how big the revival would become. Fans helped the campaign blast past its original $2 million...
  • Chilling first mini-trailer for Christopher Nolan's gritty WWII epic Dunkirk [tr]

    08/05/2016 5:54:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dan Cain
    The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated Dunkirk has been released. The 56-second-long preview is shot in dull tones and focuses on the bleak, raw nature of the French coastline in 1940. A score which mimics an ever-quickening heartbeat ramps up the tension, reaching a climax as a boat packed full of allied troops recoil in fear at the sound of incoming German bombers flying above them.