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  • Dispatches from the War: Epidemics are staged on television

    04/12/2021 7:20:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/21 | Jon Rappoport
    Network: the last great film about The News When a new epidemic is launched and promoted, despite the lack of good science and good evidence, it is jacked up on television screens. Images begin to flow: An emergency medical vehicle on a street. EMT personnel, in hazmat suits, load a man strapped down to a stretcher, into the van. On another street, a man collapses on the sidewalk. We see a quarantined man sitting inside a huge plastic bubble on a third street. Cut to an airport lobby. Soldiers are patrolling the space among the crowds. Cut to a lab....
  • Anthem Film Festival Seeking New Libertarian Films

    04/07/2021 7:09:59 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Miss Liberty Blog ^ | 04/01/2021 | Miss Liberty
    he 2021 Anthem Film Festival — the annual screening of the latest libertarian films and documentaries — will be held in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in Rapid City, South Dakota, July 21-24, 2021. It is part of the larger FreedomFest event. You may purchase registration here. The festival is currently seeking libertarian films for its 2021 event. “We seek movies and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, entrepreneurship, individual rights, and the triumph of persuasion over force. Libertarian films often point out the unintended consequences of government intervention, but they’re just as likely to be about a protagonist’s personal struggle for...
  • Faith Plays a Meaningful Role in Oscar Awards Contender 'Minari'

    03/20/2021 8:36:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/20/2021 | Cortney O'Brien
    Director Lee Isaac Chung's heartwarming "Minari" is already a Golden Globe-winning film, and it has six chances to become an Oscar-winning one as well. The film, which consists of a small but endearing cast, follows a Korean-American family as they start a new life on an Arkansas farm. The film, Chung recently explained to Townhall, is semi-autobiographical. He grew up in the South and, as a Korean-American, he said that Christianity has always been a major part of his life. As such, he wanted to make sure he included a touch of spirituality in the film. "I still come back...
  • Golden Globes Ratings Looking Like All-Time Low For NBC In Early Numbers

    03/01/2021 12:29:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 1, 2021 | Dominic Patten
    Winners notwithstanding, the obvious shortcomings of the 78th annual Golden Globes on-screen last night were reflected in the ratings for the NBC broadcast ceremony today. Though the Comcast-owned network doesn’t plan to release final numbers from Nielsen until tomorrow, semi-adjusted fast nationals reveal the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bicoastal hosted show took a hit from last year. A big hit. And we don’t just mean the worthy whack the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been taking from some of Tinseltown’s heaviest hitters over the 87-member group’s total lack of Black members. Coming in with a 1.2 rating among adults...
  • Golden Globes 2021: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Call Out HFPA's Lack of Black Members

    03/01/2021 7:17:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ...The Globes, normally a loose-and-boozy party that serves as the kickoff for Hollywood’s awards season, has been beset with problems...They include a revelation in the Los Angeles Times that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the awards, has no Black voting members in the group. ...the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the HFPA’s membership of 87 journalists includes no Black voters
  • Frontier romance 'The World to Come' casts a hypnotic mood: Review [Lesbians in 1800s]

    02/15/2021 5:56:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Entertainment Weakly ^ | 02/12/2021 | Leah Greenblatt
    Flickering candlelight, brushed fingertips, a longing gaze... such are the petticoat ways of the historical lesbian romance. Mona Fastvold's feverish frontier drama The World to Come, out today, becomes the latest entry in that burgeoning genre — a love story of deep and delicate feeling if not strict originality....
  • Crime of the Age | Full Movie [Short (32 min.) Humorous mystery movie about a serious subject: salvation]

    02/07/2021 10:57:25 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Christiano brothers
    The book was missing! The directors was certain it was on his desk when he went home that night but it completely vanished! In a Christian camp no less, two days 200 kids would show up, and there were only 6 persons who could be suspects: the life guard, nurse, the coach, the cook, the secretary and the groundskeeper. Moreover, there was one piece of evidence as a clue to who the guilty party was, and that was a broken carrot. The directors book - "How to become a Christian?" - was considered essential for the coming camp event And...
  • Cicely Tyson Dies: Pioneering ‘Sounder’ Oscar Nominee & ‘Autography Of Miss Jane Pittman’ Emmy Winner Was 96

    01/28/2021 4:28:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 28, 2021 | Erik Pedersen
    Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Honorary Oscar winner who starred in Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and earned five Emmy noms for her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder, died today. She was 94. Her manager Larry Thompson confirmed the news by did not provide details of her death. “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” Thompson said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she...
  • Tom Cruise reportedly buys robots to enforce COVID-19 safety on film set

    01/14/2021 4:55:36 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 14, 2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Tom Cruise has shelled out “huge sums” for two high-tech robots to enforce coronavirus safety protocols on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” – and also administer spot tests to the crew, according to a report. “Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn’t shut down that he’s splashed out on these robots as he can’t be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves,” a source on the set told The Sun. Shooting resumes this week in the UK before the production heads to Dubai, the source said. The 58-year-old megastar — who recently blew up at two...
  • Christian Movie ‘Gun And A Hotel Bible’ Receives High Praise From Unlikely Sources

    01/11/2021 11:07:10 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 7 replies
    The Mix ^ | 1/11/2021 | Erin Perri
    A faith-based film that is targeted to doubters has earned some substantial awards at film festivals is now available for the public to watch. Gun And A Hotel Bible is seeking to break ground in untraditional way as a Christian movie. This movie definitely doesn’t preach to the choir. Rather than mimicking stories of people who are strong in their faith, this one is intended for those people who have more questions than answers about religion.
  • Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

    12/03/2020 11:18:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Variety ^ | December 3, 2020 | Rebecca Rubin and Matt Donnelly
    When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would land on the streaming service HBO Max on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated case in response to an unprecedented pandemic. Instead, the studio will deploy a similar release strategy for the next 12 months. In a surprising break from industry standards, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate — a list of films that includes “The Matrix 4,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights,” “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Suicide Squad” — will...
  • Hollywood Grapples With Mass Layoffs as the Biz Redefines Itself for Streaming Future

    11/25/2020 9:05:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | November 25, 2020 | Cynthia Littleton
    Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/SIPA USA/AP Images This is the winter of discontent for Hollywood workers, as no level of seniority has been spared from the wave of mass layoffs. Warner Bros. has been shaken by two rounds of layoffs and a wholesale restructuring that have ushered out veterans with decades of service to the Hollywood studio. NBCUniversal has rewired the structure of its TV content production and distribution operations, leading to hundreds of job cuts. ViacomCBS has periodically shed bodies by the dozens in the year since its two halves formally tied the knot again in December 2019. AMC Networks...
  • Box Office Sinks to New Low as 600 Theaters Close and Few New Films Open

    11/22/2020 1:47:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    IndieWire ^ | Tom Brueggemann
    The weekend before Thanksgiving is one of the most desired release dates. It’s been home to entries in the Harry Potter, Twilight, and Hunger Games franchises; in 2019, “Frozen II” opened to $130 million. This year, weekend grosses won’t pass $7 million and only “Freaky” made more than $1 million. These numbers cap a week of bad-to-worse news for theaters. Announcements from Universal codifed its Premium VOD plans, which suggest that the new maximum window, likely adapted by other distributors, is five weekends after opening. Warner Bros. placed “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max for 30 days, along with theaters...
  • Survival Mode: Movie Theaters Brace for Desolate Winter

    11/17/2020 2:05:33 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | November 17, 2020 | Rebecca Rubin and Brent Lang
    Movie theater executives don’t usually quote Winston Churchill on earnings calls. But during his company’s most recent quarterly report to analysts, AMC chief Adam Aron dusted off one of the prime minister’s most famous speeches to describe the financial cataclysm engulfing the exhibition industry and the resilient spirit he hopes will rise up to meet the challenge. “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills,” Aron said. A touch melodramatic? Perhaps, but Aron is correct in noting that cinemas...
  • How Sean Connery Changed The History Of Movies

    11/04/2020 9:07:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 4, 2020 | David Bufkin
    The remarkable durability of the 007 saga would not have been possible if Sean Connery had not launched the franchise. Some actors dominate the screen so thoroughly that they become archetypes. They become larger than the films they appear in. Their very presence onscreen captivates audiences. Your eyes are compelled to follow them.John Wayne was one. Cary Grant another. And of course, so is Sean Connery. In all three cases these actorsÂ’ apparently effortless ability to fill the roles they were assigned leads many to conclude they didnÂ’t have to work very hard.Some charge they were just one-trick ponies who...
  • Good God, Good Guinness

    08/30/2020 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 Aug 2020 | Mark Steyn
    This August marks the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE, all of which is a long way from how he entered the world in 1914 as Alec Guinness de Cuffe. His mother was Agnes Cuff, and the Frenchification of her maiden name seems to have been an attempt to compensate for the blank space on the birth certificate where "Name of Father" should appear. "Alec Guinness" were his two Christian names, leading to periodic suggestions that his pa was a member of the Guinness family. Sir Alec himself took the view that he had been...
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez nominated for Emmy for Green New Deal film (only 10.47 years left)

    08/07/2020 1:51:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 8/06/20 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was nominated for an Emmy for her film project “Art of the Green New Deal.” “So... while 2020 is highly unpredictable, I *definitely* did not expect to be nominated for an Emmy Award for our Green New Deal project with @theintercept, @mollycrabapple, @NaomiAKlein & others,” the New York Democrat wrote on Twitter. “Rather shocked & very grateful.” The seven-minute film, which was a collaboration with The Intercept, is narrated by Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. “Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2020 | Caroline Graham
    [snip] A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. [snip] speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/20 | Caroline Graham
    **SNIP** Shaken by #MeToo, paralysed by Covid-19, the $50 billion film industry is finally emerging from a four-month lockdown - only to find a new and very different world, where tension is rising as surely as the thermometer. For if the very public Black Lives Matter protests have polarised America, the silent fallout has now reached Hollywood. A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual - can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is...
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...