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  • Trapped by the Night: Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows

    12/09/2023 5:23:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | December 9, 2023 | Rick McGinnis
    The French invented the term film noir – it's supposed to have been coined in 1946 by the critic Nino Frank – but it took them years to come up with their own contributions to the genre, by which time it was very nearly played out in Hollywood. That American film noir was essential to the earliest films by most directors of the French New Wave is generally accepted; that something critical was lost in translation is just as certain. Louis Malle had a strange relationship with his peers in the nouvelle vague; like the very different Eric Rohmer, he...
  • 100th Anniversary of Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1923 version)

    12/08/2023 6:21:52 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 27 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 3, 2023 | Rob W. Case
    It is nothing short of amazing to see how far movies have evolved since their earliest days to today. Movies at their earliest inception were state of the art, impressive spectacles that people dressed up for and flocked to see, for a fraction of the cost of attending performance-based arts like plays, concerts, and vaudeville acts. When silent movies came on the scene, the art of storytelling entered a new age, an age that, if done right, would have an impact that would be frozen in time, and become immortalized. Very few films from the silent era have high profile...
  • Movie Review: The Holdovers (2023)

    12/03/2023 8:19:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Rotten Tomatoes ^ | Release date: Nov 10, 2023 Duration: 02:13:00 | Director: Alexander Payne
    Tomatometer 96% - Audience Score 91% Critics Consensus Beautifully bittersweet, The Holdovers marks a satisfying return to form for director Alexander Payne. Read critic reviews Audience Says Cute and touching if not laugh-out-loud hilarious, The Holdovers is a thought-provoking dramedy for viewers seeking a dialogue-driven movie with a throwback feel.
  • Trailer for Fallout television series (produced by Amazon, coming April 2024)

    12/02/2023 2:52:03 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2023
    "War. War never changes."This actually looks pretty good. It's got a strong cast coming together also. Anything with Michael Emerson is bound to be good.
  • Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire | Official Trailer | Netflix

    12/02/2023 10:21:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire ^ | December 2023 | Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire
    Release date December 22nd Netflix. This looks like a good action / sci-fi movie, especially for the Christmas season.
  • Tim Burton Announces Major ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Update

    11/30/2023 12:51:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 30, 2023 2:09 PM ET | LEENA NASIR ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER
    Tim Burton announced Thursday filming for “Beetlejuice 2” has officially concluded, letting fans know they’re one step closer to taking in the new flick. “Just finished shooting Beetlejuice. Thank you to everyone involved,” he wrote on Instagram. The 65-year-old filmmaker posted the caption alongside an image of himself sitting on a couch on the set of the movie. Production on “Beetlejuice 2” began in London in May, and was nearly complete in September during the SAG-AFTRA strike that put a freeze on Hollywood productions, People Magazine reported. Burton was so close to completing his film, his team was able to...
  • Disney’s New Christmas Movie Sexualizes Kids

    11/29/2023 7:31:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2023 | BY: ELEANOR BARTOW
    A boy gestures at another male and calls him ‘hottie’ and another boy ‘cute’ in Disney’s TV-PG family movie about Christmas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Disney is sexualizing kids and pushing LGBT identification even in a TV-PG family movie about Christmas. At the 11:55 minute mark of “The Naughty Nine,” released on Nov. 22, Disney portrays the lead female character’s home: Her four siblings are opening gifts around a Christmas tree and one child tells another to go to “Dad.” Dad is shown standing alongside a much taller man, who has his arm around Dad’s shoulder, which he then lingeringly drapes along Dad’s...
  • Die Hard Is Returning to Theaters Just in Time for Christmas; Die Hard is returning to theaters just in time for the annual debate over whether the Bruce Willis classic is a Christmas movie

    11/28/2023 7:17:02 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 96 replies
    CBR ^ | November 28, 2023 | JEREMY DICK
    Die Hard is heading back to theaters for the holiday season. Originally released in 1988, Die Hard is a bloody action movie that happens to be set on Christmas. Every year, fans debate over whether they consider the film to be a genuine Christmas movie, or just a film that happens to be set on Christmas, with some arguing that there's a big difference between the two. In any case, per AMC, it's been announced that Die Hard is coming back to theaters for this year's Christmas season, set to hit the big screen for a limited time starting on...
  • Ted Cruz Has Cameo in Anti-Trans ‘Comedy’ ‘Lady Ballers’ (Trailer)

    11/28/2023 1:19:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11 27 2023 | Helen Holmes
    The Daily Wire, the right-wing media company founded by conservative host Ben Shapiro, released a trailer on Monday for its first full-length feature film, a virulently transphobic “comedy” about a team of male basketball players who decide to identify as women in order to start competing in—and winning—women’s sporting events. The movie, Lady Ballers, which features cameos from Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Shapiro himself, is slated for an exclusive release on the Daily Wire’s YouTube channel. Matt Walsh, who put out his own anti-trans documentary for the company, appears in the film as well. It is a crucial moment...
  • Disney on Track to Lose Nearly $750 Million Across 13 Films in Historic Year of Box-Office Flops

    11/27/2023 4:21:59 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2023 | JOHN NOLTE
    The Disney Grooming Institute had the worst box office year imaginable in 2023. Couldn’t happen to a nicer den of thieves of children’s innocence.
  • Another Week, Another Bomb for Disney - The Reasons Differ but the Results Are the Same

    11/27/2023 7:58:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/27/2023 | Brad Slager
    The Thanksgiving movie release time frame has long been dominated by the Disney Company. Rival studios long ago ceded this territory on the release schedule to the House of Mouse as it had proven that its animated family fare would be a promised hit. The competition would just get out of the way and delay their big releases or possibly counter-program with adult dramas and Oscar-bait offerings on those weekends. Disney continues to claim that week on the calendar, but the results have been far different of late. For the second consecutive year, the studio is looking down the barrel...
  • Napoleon, review: blunt-force charisma from Joaquin Phoenix in Ridley Scott’s dark, epic biopic

    11/26/2023 8:06:44 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 155 replies
    UK Style Yahoo ^ | 22 Nov 2023 | Robbie Collin
    If, at 85, Ridley Scott has reached the final season of his filmmaking career, Napoleon is the ideal work of wintry grandeur to mark it. Scott’s 28th feature is a magnificently hewn slab of dad cinema with a chill wind whistling over its battlefields and round its bones: its palette is so cold, even the red in the tricolore is often the shade of dried blood. Spanning 32 years, from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to its title character’s death on St Helena in 1821, it casts Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise, reign and downfall as both a prickly...
  • The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon 2023

    11/23/2023 6:07:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 ^ | Turkey Day 2023 | Mystery Science Theater 3000
    This Thanksgiving, fans of cheesy movies can rejoice with the return of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon! Continuing a three and a half decades’-long movie-riffing tradition, this year features extra helpings of cinematic turkey, spilling some of its gravy into Black Friday and beyond for the first-ever Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon! Premiering on Thanksgiving Day like the series itself did in 1988, The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon will showcase a whopping 24 classic MST3K episodes over the course of two days. The event begins at 9 am ET on Thursday, November 23rd and concludes Saturday,...
  • ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Director Said Robin Williams Did So Much Improv They Have 2 Million Feet Of Film, Had 4 Cameras Running To ‘Keep Up’

    11/22/2023 9:07:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 22, 2023 | By Amanda Harding
    Robin Williams did so much improv while filming the 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” that the production team ended up with 2 million feet of film. Director Chris Columbus spoke with Business Insider about the movie’s 30th anniversary. He fondly recalled working with the late Williams, saying he brought the titular main character to life with his unparalleled talent. “Early on in the process, he went to me: ‘Hey boss, the way I like to work, if you’re up for it, is I’ll give you three or four scripted takes, and then let’s play,”‘ Columbus told the outlet. “By saying that,...
  • Top 50 Worst Movies of All Time (The Ultimate List)

    11/19/2023 11:15:25 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 231 replies
    IMDB ^ | 4/22/17 | IMDB
    1. Meet the Spartans (2008) A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom
  • Muzzle: A Powerful Movie About Honor, Made by People Who Don’t Hate Americans or Christians

    11/19/2023 4:54:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Stream Dot Org ^ | 18 Nov 2023 | Mark Judge`
    When a movie on Rotten Tomatoes has a high audience approval rating and a low critical rating, it usually means that conservatives will like it. It’s usually a movie for the people and not for the “elites.”Such is the case with Muzzle, a film that was released in September and is now out on DVD. Muzzle is is a good solid piece of movie-making created by that rarest of breeds: Hollywood people who don’t hate normal Americans. The film is rated 16+. Criminals are depicted as awful people, drugs as soul-killers, and moms and newborn babies as healing miracles. There...
  • ‘Napoleon’ Director Ridley Scott Dismisses Critics: “The French Don’t Even Like Themselves’

    11/19/2023 5:39:58 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 35 replies
    DeaDLINE ^ | 19 Nov 2023 | Caroline Frosgt
    Ridley Scott has been typically dismissive of critics taking issue with his forthcoming movie Napoleon, particularly French ones. While his big-screen epic, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the embattled French emperor with Vanessa Kirby as his wife Josephine, has earned the veteran director plaudits in the UK, French critics have been less gushing, with Le Figaro saying the film could have been called “Barbie and Ken under the Empire,” French GQ calling the film “deeply clumsy, unnatural and unintentionally clumsy” and Le Point magazine quoting biographer Patrice Gueniffey calling the film “very anti-French and pro-British.” “When you start to go ‘oh...
  • Dan Aykroyd on ‘The Blues Brothers’ – ‘You’d Never Make It Today’

    11/17/2023 7:58:15 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 102 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 16 Nov 2023 | Christian Toto
    Dan Aykroyd will forever be known as a “Ghostbuster.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum created plenty of memorable characters during his sketch TV days, but the 1984 sci-fi comedy remains his calling card for many. Some insist his 1980 film “The Blues Brothers” remains his finest hour as a comic actor. The musical comedy featured bravura performances from Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles and more. The film cemented Aykroyd’s on-screen bromance with fellow “SNL” standout John Belushi and became a cult classic. Aykroyd told podcaster Adam Carolla some behind-the-scenes footnotes from the film.
  • The 25 Most Deliciously Evil Female Villains in Film and TV

    11/14/2023 9:13:12 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 52 replies
    Vogue ^ | 9/29/23 | Radikha Seth
    Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Alabama-born Louise Fletcher won an Oscar for her portrayal of Mildred Ratched, the sadistic, tyrannical nurse who presides over the hospital ward which houses Jack Nicholson’s Randle Patrick McMurphy in Miloš Forman’s moving tragicomedy. Thanks to her perfectly calibrated performance, the character became a byword for institutional abuses of power, not to mention one of the most memorable movie villains of all time
  • I Apologize for Making "The Marvels" Bomb So Hard

    11/14/2023 5:42:58 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 42 replies
    Jim Treacher Substack ^ | 14 Nov 2023 | Jim Treaacher
    My badWhen Iron Man came out in 2008, I really liked it. Tony Stark had never really interested me in the comics, once I realized I was never going to be rich enough to build my own flying armor. But Robert Downey Jr. gave the character something he’d never had before: a personality.Then, every few months for the past 15 years, there’s been another Marvel movie. And another. And another. Usually, they’ve been pretty good. Especially for children of the ‘70s and ‘80s, who grew up with the Incredible Hulk live-action show, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, and the occasional...