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  • 'SNL' Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary's "Entitlement," the Sketch Obama Killed, etc.

    08/20/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/20/14 | Tom Shales and James Miller
    In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. From Chevy Chase's bumbling commander in chief to Tina Fey's dim-witted veep wannabe, political satire always has been a part of Saturday Night Live. And over its 39 seasons, actual politicians have clamored to be in on the joke. President Ford, running for a second term against a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter, appeared on the show's very first season, in April 1976, to...
  • Fox Passes On Comedy ‘Cabot College’, Produced By Tina Fey & Robert Carlock

    08/20/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 18 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8/18/14 | Nellie Andreeva
    It looks like no Fox pilots from this past season will make it to series after all. Back in May, then-Fox chairman Kevin Reilly didn’t pick up any of the five produced comedy pilots to series, instead upping the order of previously ordered Mulaney from 6 to 16 episodes. At the time, Reilly entered talks with Universal TV for a six-episode order to Matt Hubbard’s Cabot College, executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, considered the front-runner of the bunch.
  • The Outer Limits: The New Breed (1995)

    08/19/2014 12:25:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 19, 2014
    "The New Breed" is an episode from the first season of The Outer Limits revival series. It was originally telecast on June 23, 1995. It stars Richard Thomas. It is a cautionary tale about an experiment that goes too far. From the Wikipedia article: Dr. Stephen Ledbetter makes a technological and medical breakthrough when he creates a type of tiny machine, known as nanobots, capable of curing any disease or imperfections in the human body. Watch on HuluWikipedia (contains SPOILERS)IMDb (contains SPOILERS) The running time of the episode itself is 44:28 but there are commercials which add to that time.
  • My cat attacks me beyond belief watch you die laughing

    08/19/2014 12:18:49 PM PDT · by chkomze · 68 replies
  • Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96

    08/18/2014 9:30:51 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 36 replies
    Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Tucson. He was 96.
  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • Ron Howard Bathes In Saltwater, Offers Weirdo Directing Tips (Video)

    08/17/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The director's offbeat tips help the Tribeca Film Festival announce next year's dates If you want to win an Oscar and have a 30+ year career in filmmaking, remember to take your daily saltwater bath. At the behest of the Tribeca Film Festival, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard offered up a number of offbeat tips for cinema success. The digital short was released today (Aug. 6) in conjunction with the festival's announcement of its April 15-26, 2015 dates. We won't spoil them, but we do suggest learning math, buying milk in bulk and putting stones in your shoes. Oh, and develop...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Egyptian"(1954)

    08/17/2014 12:09:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Michael Curtiz
  • Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero

    08/17/2014 6:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/17/2014 | Rich Goldstein
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the Middle East. Apples, because they are thought to have been first domesticated in Turkey, and Superman, because of his oftentimes overlooked Jewish heritage. Superman’s possible Judaism shouldn’t be a surprise. The hero’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were the children of Jewish immigrants. The comic book industry, where they spent a significant portion of their young careers, was created in New York by Jews like Max Ginsburg, Bob Kahn, and Jacob Kurtzberg, who hid their ethnicity behind names like Gaines, Kane, and Kirby. Over...
  • Ashes and Diamonds - The Ambush

    08/15/2014 9:42:58 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
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    Opening scene from Andrez Wajda's classic film. World War 2 has just ended in Poland. The Germans are gone, but now Poland faces the prospect of life under the USSR. Commissars are being sent even now to take control of local government. A handful of Polish resistance fighters are determined to prevent that for as long possible. In Polish, with English subtitles.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Woman in the Window (1944)

    08/15/2014 9:23:17 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
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    This week's movie is a superb film noir directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson. Robinson is a middle-aged, straight-arrow professor whose momentary lapse in judgment draws him into a web of deceit, murder, and coverup. Co-starring Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, and Dan Duryea.
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon Could Be Gay

    08/15/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 150 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/15 | Anna Silman
    The sexuality of fan favorite Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) has long been a source of speculation for Walking Dead fans, and in an interview with comicbook.com, series creator Robert Kirkman addressed the question directly. When asked whether Daryl's being homosexual was a possibility they had considered, Kirkman said, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing … we’ll tackle it in the show.” The interviewer followed up...
  • Alison Camerota on CNN?

    08/14/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by Rich21IE · 24 replies
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    CNN hired Alison Camerota?
  • Keith Olbermann trashing NY Daily News for Robin Williams front page reveals that he’s a hypocrite

    08/14/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Bob Raissman
    Keith Olbermann is mad as hell at the Daily News for its Wednesday front page featuring the gaunt face of the late Robin Williams, which included the headline “HANGED” and subheads detailing the police report. The current sports Gasbag, and former political gadfly, said as much during a Wednesday rant on his late night ESPN2 show. Boiling his melodramatic soliloquy down to a few words, the front page was too graphic for him. It offended his sensibilities. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-keith-olbermann-trashing-ny-daily-news-robin-williams-front-page-reveals-hypocrite-article-1.1904100#ixzz3APqs0STa
  • PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

    08/14/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AdWeek ^ | 08/14/2014 | David Griner
    Edeman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was a blog post from media relations strategy evp Lisa Kovitz, who said the suicide of comedian Robin Williams created a PR opportunity for groups advocating for better treatment of mental illness. "As we mourn the loss of Robin Williams to depression, we must recognize it as an opportunity to engage in a national conversation," she wrote. "His death yesterday created a carpe diem moment for mental health professionals and...
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Reveals Surprising Health Secret in Statement

    08/14/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/144/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his widow revealed Thursday, days after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead of an apparent suicide. Susan Schneider said Williams’ “sobriety was intact” at the time of his death, and that he was struggling with “depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.”
  • Pennsylvania governor: End TV series ‘Amish Mafia’

    08/14/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” …
  • Here Are Robin Williams’ 10 Most Underrated Performances

    08/14/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/14/2014 | Kyle Smith
    Everyone loved the Oscar-winning actor in Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, but some other great roles have received far too little attention in the wake of his shocking death. 10. Deconstructing Harry (1997) Williams’ only Woody Allen film is essentially a series of sketches in which Allen works out his demons. Williams is in the film for only a few minutes but he makes them count in a brilliant bit part as Mel, a film actor whose life is such a blur that he has literally gone out of focus. 9....
  • Legends- Book vs TV show

    08/13/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT · by RginTN · 4 replies
    Follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.
  • 'Survivor' editors go on strike, might delay premiere

    08/13/2014 3:41:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    EW.com ^ | August 14, 2014
    The editors have spoken: Just six weeks before the 29th cycle of Survivor is set to premiere, the long-running reality hit’s editing team has gone on strike.
  • What's Next For Robin Williams' Family And Estate?

    08/13/2014 1:36:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/13/2014 | Danielle and Andy Mayoras
    The initial shock of Robin Williams’ tragic death, from an apparent suicide, is giving way to reflections of his legacy and memory. Another question many people are asking is what happens next for his family. He was survived by his third wife, Susan Schneider, to whom he was married for three years, and three adult children from his prior two marriages, whose ages range from 25 to 31. There is a realistic fear that Williams’ death may have left them in financial distress. In an interview with Parade Magazine last year, Williams lamented how he had to change his lifestyle...
  • Robin Williams’ close friend reveals actor resented having to do new Mrs Doubtfire

    08/13/2014 1:07:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/13/2014 | Josie Ensor
    Robin Williams resented having to work on films such as the second Mrs Doubtfire but felt compelled in order to keep money coming in, a close friend of the actor has told the Telegraph. Williams, who had been working on four projects when he was believed to have taken his own life this week, was said to have been dreading making more films as they "brought out his demons". He had committed to starring in sequels to the hugely successful Mrs Doubtfire and Night in the Museum, as well as comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and the drama Boulevard. But according...
  • Robin Williams’ Last Gift: Angering ISIS

    08/13/2014 8:03:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2014 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    The Islamic State is omnipresent on Twitter these days, so it was curious to see the jihadists weighing in on the death of Robin Williams just as the rest of the world was last night.However, they weren’t as kind to the kafir, heavily citing the above hilarious sketch he did about jihad and the whole idea of getting 72 virgins upon martyrdom. For those who talk about the khanzer Robin Williams, you need to double check your Al-Wala’ Wal Bara’ aqeeda #ISIS http://t.co/jv09gajduT— Abu Bakr Al-Janabi (@Alansarialjanab) August 12, 2014   Those of you who say “RIP” to #RobinWilliams check...
  • ESPN Insider: Suspensions Creating "Minefield" For Shout Show Hosts

    08/13/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadspin ^ | August 13, 2014 | Dave McKeena
    Education reformers often cite reducing suspensions in our nation's schools as a top priority. Lots of recent studies show that this form of punishment does more harm than good. They might do well to read some of those studies over at ESPN's Bristol campus, where the lords of discipline are now handing out suspensions at a rate that would make even an old school junior high principal wobble. Pundits tasked with discussing controversial topics on cue—and, above all, inspiring a reaction—are now worried not just about doing their jobs, but about not saying the wrong thing, even if no one...
  • Bacall, Truman and a Piano

    08/13/2014 2:48:39 AM PDT · by No One Special · 23 replies
    August 13, 2014 | Me
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • What The Walking Dead Can Teach Pro-Lifers

    08/12/2014 9:16:24 PM PDT · by boatbums · 47 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 06/17/2014 | Scott Klusendorf
    Season One of AMC’s The Walking Dead is gory, brutal, and not for the faint of heart. Yet I’m fascinated by it and think Christian apologists may want to give it a watch. I can live without the blood, thank you, and Episode 2 contains a graphic sex scene I chose not to watch. What grips me, nevertheless, is the drama of a tiny group of humans fighting to survive against overwhelming odds. This is not your daddy’s 1970s zombie film. Indeed, unlike those earlier offerings, this one has believable characters in a realistic location (Atlanta). Its realness is gripping....
  • 'TOS' Actress Arlene Martel Dies at 78

    08/12/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Star Trek News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Staff
    Arlene Martel, who Star Trek fans will remember for playing Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring in "Amok Time," died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was 78.
  • Ed Nelson, a Star of 'Peyton Place,' Dies at 85

    08/12/2014 6:31:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | William McDonald
    Ed Nelson, a prolific actor who became a familiar face to American television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place," died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85. Asta Hansen, a daughter-in-law, confirmed the death. Handsome at six feet tall, Mr. Nelson had a prominent role on "Peyton Place" as Michael Rossi, a New York doctor who sets up practice in the fictional town of the show’s title and is quickly caught up in its romantic intrigues. The show, which ran from 1964 to 1969 on ABC, was widely regarded as...
  • Actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89: Bogart Estate

    08/12/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    msn ^ | staff
    "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the estate said on a verified Twitter account. Bacall was married to Humphrey Bogart from the mid-1940s until his death in 1957. They had two children.
  • Photo via Imgur: "This is how I'll always remember Mr. Williams!..."

    08/12/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 12, 2014 | Contest Loser
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  • Bond, Bourne and the CIA – the legacy of Ian Fleming (died 50 years ago today)

    08/12/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    BT ^ | Last updated: 11 August 2014, 17:04 BST | Chas Early
    He’s best remembered as the creator of James Bond, but before he became a successful author, Ian Fleming was a man of many parts. Something of a playboy in his younger years, he was a traveller and a linguist before he worked as a journalist and a stockbroker in the 1930s. At the outbreak of war, Ian Lancaster Fleming was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Intelligence Division, and worked at the Admiralty directly under the Director of Naval Intelligence Admiral John Godfrey. It was a role he found he had remarkable aptitude for, and he was to...
  • Robin Williams Had The Perfect Response When Troops In Kuwait Interrupted His Comedy Show In 2007

    08/12/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2014 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Robin Williams, the famed comedian and actor, died on Monday at age 63. He had a remarkable career, and was one of the funniest people of all time. But beyond his career of making people laugh — one of my favorites being his role as Vietnam-era radio personality Adrian Cronauer — his response in 2007 to troops in Kuwait who basically turned their back on him is one worth remembering. Williams was there for a USO tour for the soldiers, most of whom were either headed to Iraq or supporting combat troops already there. In the middle of a bit,...
  • Talk show hilarity with Robin Williams over the years

    08/12/2014 3:37:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | beaversmom
    Talk show hilarity with Robin Williams over the years:
  • Celebrities take to Twitter to salute Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    RIP Robin Williams.
  • 'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden accused of child molestation

    08/11/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | August 11, 2014 | Diana Falzone
    Will Hayden, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series “Sons of Guns” was arrested for child molestation last Friday night by East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies, FOX411 has confirmed.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ actor JJ Murphy dies just four days into filming his role

    08/11/2014 2:30:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:22 PM | Ethan Sacks
    Eighty six-year-old actor JJ Murphy died four days into filming his scenes for the upcoming fifth season of the show, the Belfast Telegraph reported. The Northern Irish theater vet, who was tapped as Ser Denys Mallister, the most senior member of the Night's Watch, died Friday after just having filmed his first few scenes for "Game of Thrones." He had been due to shoot more scenes. "We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy. He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended," "Game of Thrones" executive producers D.B....
  • Humaima Malik: Will a Pakistani-Indian Kiss Be Censored?

    08/10/2014 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 10, 2014 | Fifi Haroon
    Humaima Malik: Will a Pakistani-Indian Kiss Be Censored? [Her pic in URL] By Fifi Haroon She may be Pakistan's sweetheart, but the country's most highly paid actress, Humaima Malik, says she worries about how home audiences will respond to her latest on-screen romance - soon she'll be seen locking lips with Indian co-star Emraan Hashmi in her first Bollywood starring role. With this kiss, Malik joins the line-up of Pakistani female actors who have crossed the border to India, and - in the eyes of some - to infamy. Another Pakistani star, Veena Malik, caused quite an uproar by posing...
  • 'The Walking Dead' - 5 reasons to be excited about Season 5

    08/10/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 57 replies
    .oregonlive ^ | August 09, 2014 | Kristi Turnquist
    "We have to wait until Oct. 12 to see "The Walking Dead" Season 5 premiere....Since San Diego's International Comic-Con -- and the screening of a Season 5 teaser trailer, with its hints about the zombie apocalypse....* Warning * --If you don't want _ Walking Dead_ show speculation - stop reading ! * .....;
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Untamed" (1955)

    08/10/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Henry King
  • Dead solid certainty this movie would not have the same name TODAY! "The Gay Bride" 1934 [Vanity]

    08/10/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    TCM Carole Lombard Day - 14 movies 1934 - "The Gay Bride" - A gorgeous chorus girl determined to marry into money finds one wealthy beau after another while a handsome bodyguard remains devoted, hoping to win her heart. Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, ZaSu Pitts, Nat Pendleton, Sam Hardy
  • Hundred Foot Journey Debuts.Anyone Have Any Box Office Results?Has Anyone Seen It?

    08/09/2014 8:53:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 45 replies
    By tomorrow night we should have the weekend tally's of the top 5 movies.We can only hope that Oprah's Foot Long Subway Sandwich opens at 6th or 7th place and stays there!And what is with all of the phony compliments in the promo's?Really?Critics are using terms like "Mouthwatering & Delicious"?Do they really think that we are all birdbrains and blockheads?What other movies are opening this weekend?There has to be at least three better choices.
  • The 10 Most Underrated Classic Science Fiction Films

    08/09/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 161 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 4, 2014 | Pierre Comtois
    In these days of seemingly weekly science fiction blockbusters (which are usually SF in name only… they're actually just big gun actioners that take place in the future) and the hype that surrounds them, it's easy to forget that once such films were the low man on the totem pole. Stuff fit for kids and juveniles but not serious adult audiences. Thus, in past decades, except for a few A list films like Them and The Day the Earth Stood Still in the 1950s and Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, and Logan's Run in the '60s and '70s, many...
  • BATMAN REANIMATED – BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM

    08/08/2014 11:58:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Nerdist ^ | August 8, 2014 | Kyle Anderson
    Season One of Batman: The Animated Series had come off better than anyone at Warner Bros. Animation could have hoped. After 60 episodes had aired between September of 1992 and May of 1993, there was a brief respite before the series would return in September of 1993. Season Two, in sharp contrast, would only be ten episodes in length and would be split five in September and five in May of 1994. That left a huge gap between new animated Dark Knight adventures. On the small screen, that is; in December of 1993, a feature film adaptation of TAS was released theatrically and would...
  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    08/08/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | August 8, 2014 | Richard Natale
    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz. He was 85. Golan, whose first name is sometimes spelled Menahem, was famous for his overblown pronouncements and business plans, and partnered for many years with his cousin, Yoram Globus. The duo started their U.S. career making fast-paced action exploitation titles starring the likes of Norris and Charles Bronson. Then, in the '80s, Golan and Globus headed the ill-fated public company Cannon Entertainment, which began...
  • Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up

    08/08/2014 6:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2014 | Nico Hines
    It’s time to ditch the woolly scarves, bow ties, and comic sexual tension, Doctor Who is back and he’s not messing around. Peter Capaldi took his bow at the London premiere of the new season on Thursday and his incarnation of the Time Lord is the darkest yet. Deep Breath, the feature-length first episode, sees the Doctor and his sidekick, Clara, struggling to come to terms with his tough new image. “Where did he get that face?” she wonders, mourning the boyish charm of Matt Smith, Capaldi’s predecessor.
  • 15 Seinfeld Episode Ideas If It Was Still On Air Today. #8 Is Perfect.

    08/07/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    tickld ^ | August 3, 2014
  • Tea Party Darling Palin In Talks For Spot On ‘The View’—‘Exactly What ABC Needs,’ Claims Source

    08/07/2014 1:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Radar Online ^ | August 7, 2014
    Tea Party darling Sarah Palin‘s recently launched video channel is not just a place where she can express her controversial conservative views: RadarOnline.com has learned that it’s an audition tape of sorts because the former Alaska governor is openly competing for a spot on The View! “Sarah has been in talks with The View to become a part of the cast as the voice of the far right,” an insider revealed. “During talks, it was brought to Sarah’s attention that mainstream Americans haven’t heard from her in a while, despite her appearances on Fox News. Being very media savvy, Governor...
  • The ‘Force’ of George Lucas is everywhere at Skywalker Ranch

    08/06/2014 11:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga Star Wars, may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property in 1978 with proceeds from his first blockbuster hit, Star Wars to realise his dream of creating a haven for filmmaking outside Hollywood, at a cost of around $100 million (Dh367 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Rare visitors allowed into the huge complex — 1,900 hectares near San Francisco — must first weave around hills, orchards, and pastures occupied by...