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  • Daniel Craig says he's done with James Bond: 'All I want to do is move on'

    10/08/2015 9:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    Maybe he had one too many martinis but Daniel Craig was in full-on truth mode when he seemed to indicate in an interview with the UK’s Time Out that his time as Britain’s favorite spy was over. When asked if the actor, who plays the iconic James Bond for a fourth time in the upcoming "Spectre," would do another 007 film, the answer was salty, to say the least. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” said Craig. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I...
  • Jeremy Clarkson gives first look at new Amazon Prime motoring show [Son of Top Gear]

    10/08/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/15 | Danny Boyle
    Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has given fans a tantalising first look at Amazon Prime's new motoring show after overseas filming began. He and co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May left the BBC earlier this year and signed a "very, very, very expensive" deal to make a car-themed programme with the online streaming service. The 55-year-old outspoken broadcaster had previously insisted "much is already sorted" for the show - after May suggested the stars had got "nowhere", with decisions about content or a name yet to be made. But Clarkson gave little away as he shared a picture with...
  • Review: 'Steve Jobs' Is An Electrifying Interpretive Dance Of Abstract Biographical Cinema

    10/07/2015 11:19:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 7, 2015 | Scott Mendelson ,CONTRIBUTOR
    The Review: Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs is a lightning bolt of pure cinematic energy. Rather than lay out the complete career and/or life of its protagonist, the three-part film distils an essence, an interpretation from three pivotal moments, offering key snapshots that race along on a quickened pace and a propulsive moment that rarely lets up. Yes, it’s Aaron Sorkin doing Aaron Sorkin to the point of near self-parody, but the cocktail works. Filled with superb performances and lively exchanges with the hindsight of history in a bottle, Steve Jobs is genuinely electrifying entertainment that never lets...
  • Tommy Chong’s Cancer Battle Takes a Turn for the Worse

    10/07/2015 9:51:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Fans are praying for Tommy Chong, of “Cheech & Chong” fame, as he faces his latest battle with cancer. The marijuana maven who created best-selling stoner comedy albums and eight movies with partner Cheech Marin could barely stand last weekend at the Las Vegas Hempfest, where he was given a lifetime achievement award. Chong, 77, announced three years ago he’d been stricken with cancer. But a month later, he tweeted that a hemp oil treatment was working and that he was “99 percent cancer-free.”
  • Steve Jobs' widow pressured Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale not to star in biopic

    10/07/2015 6:13:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 7 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    A source involved in the making of the film, which hits screens on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter that MS Jobs Powell had been 'trying to kill this movie' for years. The source said: 'Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said: "Don’t do it." Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said: "Don’t."' She is even alleged to have called potential financial backers when the movie hit issues with funding. The movie portrays Jobs in a different light to how he is seen by many, depicting him as 'heartless' and showing him disowning his daughter. Laurene Jobs Powell phoned actors Leonardo...
  • Matt Damon, Martian ecologist

    10/07/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    In Capital (volume 3), Karl Marx observed: “In London . . . they can do nothing better with the excrement produced by 4 1/2 million people than pollute the Thames with it, at monstrous expense”. That would not have happened if Matt Damon had been around. Marx was railing against the loss of nutrients from the soil caused by contemporary (and modern) sewage systems. In Ridley Scott’s new 3D blockbuster, The Martian, Damon is inadvertently left behind on Mars by his NASA crew mates and is obliged to survive until help comes. As is so often the way, inspiration strikes...
  • Campbell Soup Shows 'Real, Real Life' With Commercial Starring Gay Couple

    10/06/2015 10:46:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    AdAge ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jessica Wohl.
    Campbell Soup's first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what's really going on in people's lives when it's time for soup. The effort carries the new tagline "Made for Real, Real Life," which aligns with the company's corporate purpose of "real food that matters for life's moments."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea, 18, breaks her silence to reveal how the star locks

    10/06/2015 12:17:09 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/6/2015 | Louise Boyle
    Chelsea O'Donnell has spoken for the first time about what it was like to grow up as Rosie's daughter and what really happened in the days she was reported missing by her 'frantic' mother last August in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online.The 18-year-old reveals how Rosie's public persona is 'phony' and has little to do with her life behind closed doors.She spoke out to disclose what she sees as O'Donnell's hypocrisy - that when she's out and about her bubbly and engaging personality is belied by the way she is at home.Chelsea said: 'I find her not genuine...
  • NFL Week 5 Live Thread

    10/06/2015 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 5 Oct. 8 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:25 Oct. 11 Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons 1 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 1 Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals 1 St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers 1 Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs 1 New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans 1 Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions 4:05 New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 4:25 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants* 8:30 Oct. 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers...
  • Sling TV. Any FReepers using this?

    10/05/2015 9:43:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Sling TV ^ | 10/5/15 | Rebelbase
    Getting bored with Netflix and thinking of getting a Sling TV account. Any advice/reviews from FReepers using the service is appreciated.
  • Emily Blunt reveals she became an American citizen for tax reasons after sparking [tr]

    10/05/2015 6:13:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2015 | Anthony Joseph
    Hollywood star Emily Blunt has revealed that she took on citizenship in America to pay less tax. The British actress was sworn in at a ceremony at the United States Court House in Los Angeles in August. The 32-year-old caused a stir in the after saying that she regretted the decision and was forced to apologize following a backlash. However, she has since opened up about the reasons she went for duel nationality - and it was all about the money.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Claims She No Longer Feels Like A Woman And Asks Everyone To Call Her Bruce Again

    10/04/2015 3:06:55 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 232 replies
    ShockWire ^ | 10/02/2015 | Staff
    Talk about flip-flopping! Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines again. Sources close to Jenner have disclosed that she's now having doubts whether she's really a woman and is in the process of asking everyone to call her Bruce again. Jenner claims that after lots of soul searching, she is certain about this decision. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner made national headlines when he revealed on a 20/20 interview that he was going through a gender transition. Jenner's announcement was a huge victory for the LGBT community that was lacking a high profile celebrity. Jenner, is a retired professional...
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 1 Episode 5 [SPOILER Warning]

    10/04/2015 10:13:40 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 154 replies
    N/A | October 4, 2015 | N/A
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day (10-4)

    10/04/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 56 replies
    The Official 60's Site - Highway Patrol ^ | October 4, 2015 | NonValueAdded
    Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series that aired from 1955-1959. The series was syndicated by Ziv TV. It starred Broderick Crawford as Dan Mathews, the gruff and dedicated head of a police force in a large, unidentified Western state. A signature shot of the series was fedora-wearing Mathews barking “10-4!” and other rapid-fire dialogue into a radio-microphone as he leaned against the door of his patrol car (call sign ID# “2150”)....When asked why the show ended after four seasons, Broderick Crawford said, “We ran out of crimes.”
  • Asian Movie Weekend

    10/03/2015 2:54:41 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube | 2010 | Various
    You may find previous editions by searching "Asian Movies" in FR This week is not a movie but a TV Series! Yes this is Kung Fu Soap Opera! The subtitles are good and this series is just non stop action with good production values. The Three KingdomsEnjoy
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Seven Ups (1973)

    10/02/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Buddy (Roy Scheider) is the leader of the Seven Ups, an elite undercover police unit that specializes in busting organized crime figures for long sentences (7 yrs and up). Risky work, but when a fake undercover unit begins kidnapping local mobsters for ransom, the job gets a lot more dangerous... Directed by Phillip D'Antoni. Co-starring Tony Lo Bianco and Richard Lynch. 720p print quality.
  • John Guillermin, ‘Towering Inferno’ Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • Does FNC actually cover live news anymore? (Vanity)

    10/01/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 35 replies
    01 October 2015 | BnG
    Watching for new information on OR and the hurricane. FNC showing the O'Reilly repeat. New information is literally coming out by the moment on the OR situation, and a hurricane is bearing down on the east coast ... and FNC is playing replays.
  • Kimmel: Pope Should Have Met with Kim Kardashian or Kim Jong-un Instead of Kim Davis

    10/01/2015 3:43:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/1/15 | Curtis Houck
    ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took time out of his opening monologue on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to grumble over the news that Pope Francis secretly met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis last week during his visit to the U.S. and quip that it would have been better if he met with Kim Kardashian or murderous North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un instead. Emphasizing that while the Pope may have returned to the Vatican, Kimmel started off by admitting that “he’s still giving us a lot to think about” as he “somehow carved out time to meet with Kim Davis.” As...
  • $140,000 Per Year for One Dog's Care? The Insane Battle Over a 'Simpsons' Co-Creator's Will

    09/30/2015 2:07:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/30/2015 | Gary Baum
    "Columbo, come on, boy, come on, let's go!" The 125-pound, 5-year-old Cane Corso, its obsidian folds of fur arranged in curled repose, just won't rise from the floor. "Come on, boy, come on, come on!" Arduously, Columbo finally obeys his owner, right hind leg limping as he lopes forward. "See how he's dragging that leg? Watch his hips, too. This is the behavior of a 12-year-old dog, not a 5-year-old."Columbo's owner, cheerleading captain and injury analyst Tyson Kilmer, also is one of the go-to canine-aggression trainers for the entertainment industry (his clients have ranged from Tom Freston and Mike Tyson...
  • Meryl Streep: I’m a Humanist, Not a Feminist

    09/30/2015 12:00:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Meryl Streep doesn’t define herself by the F-word. “I’m a humanist, I am for a nice easy balance,” the Oscar winner told Time Out London when asked if she fancies herself a feminist. But the 66-year-old, who plays British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the upcoming flick “Suffragette,” isn’t holding back about sexism in Hollywood either.
  • Independence Day 2 Scribes Board Stargate Reboot

    09/30/2015 10:39:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies ^ | February, 2015 | Lesnick
    As reported last summer, Roland Emmerich is getting ready to return to the world(s) of his 1994 science fiction film Stargate with plans for a rebooted feature film trilogy. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that screenwriters James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright have signed on to provide the screenplay. Although both talents are relative newcomers to Hollywood, they’ve already been working alongside Emmerich on the upcoming Independence Day 2. Word of a Stargate reboot first broke in 2013 when Emmerich said that he and creative partner Dean Devlin approached MGM about building a reboot trilogy. Emmerich co-wrote and directed...
  • Brian Austin Green Asks for Spousal Support in Response to Megan Fox's Divorce Filing

    09/30/2015 10:24:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mike Vulpo
    Brian Austin Green has responded to his estranged wife's request for a divorce. More than a month after Megan Fox filed papers in Los Angeles, E! News has uncovered what the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is asking as proceedings to make their split permanent get underway. In court documents obtained by E! News, Green follows Fox's lead and cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. In fact, the actor's response mimics Fox's divorce filing in almost every category including the desire for joint custody of their two children.
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 107 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • Locals Shocked as Nazi Banner Unfurled in Nice

    09/29/2015 2:13:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    Residents in the southern French city of Nice were left gobsmacked after they witnessed men unfurling a Nazi banner over a public building. Thankfully it turned out there was nothing to panic about. In hindsight it might have been a good idea for authorities in Nice to alert the public that a film about the Nazis was being made in town. On Monday passersby were left speechless when an enormous Nazi banner was draped over the Palais de la Prefecture, a government building in Nice's Old Town. A witness said that people were unsure if it was intended as a...
  • The Martian

    09/29/2015 1:07:58 PM PDT · by Textide · 84 replies
    self | 09/29/2015 | Textide
    FReepers, I can't recommend this one enough. This book is phenomenal. Here's an effort at a short summary: In the near future, an astronaut is presumed dead and left behind on Mars during a dust storm. Turns out he pulled through and has to figure out how to survive. NASA has several missions planned over the coming years so he meticulously plans and executes his survival with the hopes that the future missions take place. What struck me was that he didn't feel sorry for himself. He conducted himself as a man and even had contempt for fate. He wasn't...
  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is “none.” The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. […] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • 'Who's the Boss?' Actor Danny Pintauro Reveals He Is HIV-Positive

    09/27/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 09/28/2015 | JILLIAN SEDERHOLM
    Former child star Danny Pintauro revealed that he has been HIV-positive for more than a decade in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I'm HIV-positive. And I have been for 12 years," Pintauro shared on Saturday night's episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Pintauro played Judith Light's precocious son, Jonathan, on the popular Tony Danza sitcom "Who's the Boss?" that aired from 1984 until 1992 on ABC. Pintauro, 39, told Winfrey he wanted to share his health status "a long time ago," but wasn't ready. He said he decided to share it now to serve as a role model for...
  • Your Predictions On New Fox Comedy"Grandfathered"?Anyone Anxious To Watch It?

    09/27/2015 6:18:11 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    Most comedy series in general don't last very long on any network. Anyone remember what happened to "The Mindy Project"? By now most of us have seen the promo ads for "The Grandfathered" starring John Stamos. It was not funny or anything original to laugh at like we were during the Seinfeld years. So what do you want to give it? Two episodes before Donald Trump fired Stamos? Maybe Three? I think most viewers are no longer jumping up and down in sheer giddy over John Stamos.
  • 60 Minutes Didn't Ask Putin about homosexuality (West Coast on now 7pm)

    09/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    9/27/15 | sff
    Anyone watch Charlie Rose didn't get in Vlad's face about homosexuality in tonight's interview. For YEARS now, the American media has screamed bloody murder about Russia not celebrating homosexuality. Laws to protect children were passed....but the media called it oppression. Charlie Rose must not have thought such questions worthy of asking Vlad during their televised interview.
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 1 Episode 5 [SPOILER Warning]

    09/27/2015 2:39:54 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 161 replies
    N/A | September 27, 2015 | N/A
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • At Long Last, Somebody Finally Built a Fully Functional X-Wing Drone

    09/27/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | Drew Prindle
    At this point, if you don’t know who Oliver C is, chances are pretty good that you’ve been living under a rock. Over the past few months, this guy has won the heart of the Internet with his awe-inspiring, fully functional, and totally badass replicas of popular Star Wars ships — and he’s showing no signs of stopping. Following up his previously shown Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and Imperial Destroyer drones, he’s back with a ship we’ve all been waiting for: The iconic X-Wing fighter. Keeping with the same formula he used in his previous spacecrafts, Oliver’s X-Wing (specifically an...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estafan, Harry Connick Jr. & More Welcome Pope in NYC before Mass: Watch

    09/26/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Billboard ^ | 09/26/2015
    Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill. The event, called "A Journey in Faith," stretched for two hours at Madison Square Garden with performers standing on a white elevated stage that would soon transform into the altar from which the pope would celebrate Mass. Hudson, the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning singer, sang "Hallelujah" backed by an orchestra, and drew roars from the crowd. Estafan sang "Mas...
  • Aaron Sorkin Rips Apple's Tim Cook Over 'Steve Jobs' Critique: "You've Got a Lot of Nerve"

    09/26/2015 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | 9/25/2015 11:35am PDT | by Alex Ritman
    "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent assertion that filmmakers were being "opportunistic" in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket roundtable for Universal's Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs in London, the writer claimed that he and those working at the top of the project had taken pay cuts to get it made."Nobody did this movie to get rich,"...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    09/25/2015 8:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Arthur and his knights begin an earnest - and all together silly - quest for the Holy Grail. In doing so, they will be challenged by vicious knights, vicious rabbits, and Frenchmen who speak in a ree-dik-eweloss ahccent! Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Special Mřřse effects by Fred Q. Llama.
  • Z-Nation Thread

    09/25/2015 4:57:02 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 48 replies
    selfie | 9/25/2015 | vanity
    Season 2, Episode 3: Zombie Road Syfi - Zombie RoadA traveling caravan brings about the discovery of an entirely new breed of zombies (Boehner is gone, will a RINO take his place? - ok, not in show) 10pm eastern time, Friday Night Fright Any Z-Nation fans or critics, share your thoughts.
  • Sam Smith Writing’s on the Wall(Spectre Theme)

    09/25/2015 3:09:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Sam Smith's Bond theme, 'Writing on the Wall'
  • Asain Movie Weekend #8

    09/24/2015 5:10:24 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube | 2005 | Jackie Chan
    You may find previous installments of these by using the search term "Asian Movies" The MythStarring Jackie Chan Min Yi Kim Kim Hee-sun This is not one of the Jackie Chan movies that contain a lot of comedy. Instead this is a Kungfu romance about a Korean princess who has to marry the Chinese emperor and falls in love with one of the Chinese guards who dutifully resit his affection and does his duty by turning the princess over to the emperor. Then the two are reunited hundreds of years later after being reincarnated. Enjoy
  • Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully scores record for career longevity

    09/24/2015 3:20:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Guinness World Records ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rachel Swatman
    Yesterday, baseball broadcasting icon Vin Scully (USA) was officially recognised for having the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team, having been behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of 23 September). Known for his distinctive lyrical yet simple play-by-play descriptions, the legend has been announcing the Los Angeles Dodgers games since 1 April 1950 when the team were based in New York as the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Packing some serious heat: Jeremy Renner goes shopping for firearms buying a shotgun, pistol [tr]

    09/24/2015 8:51:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2015 | Zoe Nauman
    He says he used to have a fear of guns. But not anymore if the contents of Jeremy Renner's shopping cart is anything to go by. The 44-year-old was seen with some serious firearms when he left a gun store in Nevada on Monday.
  • Donald Trump on Colbert [Live Thread?]

    09/22/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 90 replies
    September 23, 2015 | Self
    In about 90 minutes, Donald Trump will be devastating SeeBS idiot Stephen Colbert. Normally the little weasel's "Late Show" is must-not-watch-teevee but tonight's offering ought to be great as Mr. Trump plays 3-dimensional chess against a leftist peanut brain. Colbert is still mewing and puking from Ted Cruz's jujitsu moves on him last night. Senator Cruz brought a gun to a knife fight but all Colbert had was a spork. This thread ought to be as good of a place as any for FReepers to comment on the unraveling of an unfunny, unintelligent, unhinged leftist by a true zen master,...
  • Transgender Characters May Win Emmys, But Transgender People Hurt Themselves

    09/22/2015 1:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/22/2015 | Walt Heyer
    Transgenders have high levels of mental-health problems such as depression, resulting in increased levels of self-injury and suicidal ideation (thoughts, attempts, and rates), finds a September study from the highly respected Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria in the United Kingdom. The center reviewed 31 papers to arrive at that conclusion. This is probably not the “trans civil rights problem” recent Emmy winner Jill Soloway meant when accepting her award for directing a comedy show sponsored by Amazon that features a transgender character. But statistics show it deserves to be. If we examine the medical definition of self-injury, we get...
  • NFL Week 3 Live Thread

    09/22/2015 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 3 Sept. 24 Washington Redskins at New York Giants 8:25 Sept. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1 Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 1 Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 1 San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 1 Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 1 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 4:25 Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Denver Broncos...
  • Emmys draw worst TV ratings ever

    09/21/2015 7:17:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Competing with NFL's Sunday Night Football, which drew in 23 million viewers, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards captivated just 11.9 million viewers - this is down four million viewers from last year's telecast, according to
  • The Muppets: TV reboot's cynical approach may leave you heartbroken

    09/21/2015 1:40:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 21, 2015 | Stuart Heritage
    Shepherding the Muppets through a post-Henson world must be such a high-wire act. In retrospect, what Jim Henson achieved in his time was little short of alchemy. He managed to be anarchic and sincere, postmodern and moral, smart and dumb, all at the same time, without so much as breaking a sweat. This, one might suspect, is why the last 25 years of Muppetry have been so patchy. With the notable exceptions of The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppets Tonight and Jason Segel’s 2011 movie, every new Muppet project has struggled to capture the right tone. They’ve either been too cute...
  • Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 87

    09/21/2015 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Anita Gates
    Jack Larson, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series “Adventures of Superman,” died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.
  • Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance

    09/21/2015 9:14:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance is the 31st season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 23, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c.I'm sorry for the late ping. I've been waiting - in vain - for CBS to finish updating the Survivor page. According to my DVR setting, the season premier is going to be a 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be two teams of ten players each. The producers selected 32 previous cast members - 16 women and 16 men. The selection...
  • Cats versus Zombies, it’s a thing now (VIDEO)

    09/21/2015 3:19:39 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Chris Eger
    With the zombie genre seemingly incapable of staying dead, we give you a Russian short film telling the story of two cats who elect to save their little buddy from the walking dead.Sure, ever since Bela Lugosi uttered those lines in nearly-forgotten zombie film in the 1930s, these shambling creatures have been put through the ringer and are still going strong.And this two-minute film has everything:-Dual wielding? Check. -Domestic short hair cats rocking subguns? Check. -A Venture Brothers-quality Wilhelm scream thrown in the background? Check. -Explosive Mix Tape? Check (in Dolby). -A zombie in a trilby getting smoked? YES! Bring...