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  • Crocodile Tears: Carole Lombard's Doomed Heroine in Nothing Sacred

    05/18/2024 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | May 18, 2024 | Rick McGinnis
    Even if you love the genre, it's hard to say whether the world of the screwball comedy is a kind of paradise or simply a circle of hell. It is, to be sure, its own world – a parallel universe where stereotypes exist to be mocked, inhibitions are quickly overcome, and the usual laws of action and reaction take a circuitous, often improbable route. The fact is that screwball started in the wake of the Production Code, when there were things that could no longer be shown, so they were talked about instead, by the kinds of people who knew...
  • I Ranked The Top 25 "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episodes To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary And It Was Incredibly Difficult

    05/18/2024 7:43:00 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 57 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 1, 2024 | Andrew Firriolo
    Coming home from school to watch SpongeBob was a major part of my childhood. Over the past 25 years, we've seen some truly hilarious and heartwarming episodes, complete with iconic quotes and memes that have traversed generations. So, in honor of the show's 25th anniversary, I decided to rank the top 25 episodes of all time. Let's start with some honorable mentions. Honestly, the first few seasons of SpongeBob were so strong it would be easy to argue for any episode to make the top. Here are some that came thiiiis close to making the list: • Ripped Pants (Season...
  • Dabney Coleman, Who Built a Career Out of Playing Jerks, Dies at 92

    05/17/2024 2:44:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 44 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/17/24 | Mike Barnes
    Dabney Coleman, the popular comic actor from 9 to 5, Tootsie and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman whose many redeeming qualities including a knack for portraying characters who had none, has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at home in Santa Monica, his daughter, singer Quincy Coleman, told The Hollywood Reporter. “My father crafted his time here on Earth with a curious mind, a generous heart and a soul on fire with passion, desire and humor that tickled the funny bone of humanity,” she said. “As he lived, he moved through this final act of his life with elegance, excellence...
  • Sick “Queer Animals” Propaganda From NBC Seeks to “Prove” Homosexuality is Natural

    05/17/2024 1:13:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    DISNTR ^ | May 17, 2024 | Staff
    When I saw this, I literally couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I mean, homosexuals have always argued that homosexuality is normal and natural because, well, there are animals that do it. But I always thought the argument was so dumb that no serious person would ever give it a second thought. And it really is that dumb. I mean, dumb to the point of complete and total absurdity. In fact, the Bible has a phrase for such stupidity: “Claiming to be wise, they became fools…” (Romans 1:22). But it absolutely blows my mind that these people want to broadcast...
  • The Antikythera Mechanism Was Discovered on This Day in 1901

    05/17/2024 12:50:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 17, 2024 | Evaggelos Vallianatos
    The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world’s first computer, was among wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera on May 17, 1901. A year later, it was identified as containing a gear by Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais. Since then, the Mechanism has had a lasting impact on scientists and thinkers across the world. The seven largest fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, A-G, both sides. Courtesy Tom Malzbender and Hewlett Packard. The Tablet, or the Antikythera Mechanism “Tablet” was probably the name ancient Greeks gave the Antikythera Mechanism, which dates from the second...
  • Fetterman Apologizes to ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ for Comparing House to It After Hearing Goes off the Rails

    05/17/2024 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 17, 2024 | Bradley Cortright
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is issuing an apology for a comparison he made regarding the House of Representatives. On Thursday night, Americans were aghast after watching a drama filled hearing of the House Oversight Committee which featured several minutes of members lobbing personal insults at each other. In a post on X, Fetterman shared a CNN article about the moment and wrote, “In the past, I’ve described the U.S. House as The Jerry Springer Show.” “Today, I’m apologizing to The Jerry Springer Show,” he added. During the hearing on Thursday, Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) asked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)...
  • Francis Ford Coppola debuts ‘Megalopolis’ in Cannes, and the reviews are in

    05/17/2024 4:14:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2024 | Jake Coyle
    Francis Ford Coppola on Thursday premiered his self-financed opus “Megalopolis” at the Cannes Film Festival, unveiling a wildly ambitious passion project the 85-year-old director has been pondering for decades. Reviews ranged from “a folly of gargantuan proportions” to “the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.” But most assuredly, once again, Coppola had everyone in Cannes talking. No debut this year was awaited with more curiosity in Cannes than “Megalopolis,” which Coppola poured $120 million of his own money into after selling off a portion of his wine estate. Not unlike Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” some 45 years ago, “Megalopolis” arrived trailed by...
  • 'Doctor Who' viewership plummets after woke star tells viewers, 'Don't watch. Turn off the TV.'

    05/16/2024 1:27:08 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 91 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    The beloved British series "Doctor Who" did not live up to ratings expectations after its star told viewers not to watch if they had a problem with the progressive messaging of the show. Its cast, former lead, and director have been promoting progressive ideologies recently, while the show's viewership has been cut nearly in half. Lead actor and Doctor Who character Ncuti Gatwa already had the second-worst premiere for a season of "Doctor Who" in December 2023's Christmas special titled, "The Church on Ruby Road." According to the BBC, the episode had 4.7 million viewers. As That Park Place noted,...
  • Watch the War on Truth film, because you are living it: The true story of the events of January 6, 2021 has never been fully told. A new film attempts to tell the full story

    05/15/2024 10:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/15/2024 | Mark Anthony
    The true story of the events that played out on January 6, 2021 has never been fully told. Bits and pieces of it have shaken loose, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that fell on the floor. But never before have they been stitched together into a complete and accurate picture of that day’s events, so that people can understand what actually happened — as opposed to being told what didn’t. A new film, War on Truth, directed by Chris Burgard and produced by Nick Searcy, tells the full story — not just the parts of it that the political...
  • MSNBC Panel Can’t ‘Make Sense’ Of New Poll Showing Americans Think Biden Is Bigger Threat To Democracy

    05/13/2024 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2024 | NICOLE SILVERIO - MEDIA REPORTER
    An MSNBC panel grew bewildered at a poll indicating independent voters find President Joe Biden to be a bigger threat to democracy than former President Donald Trump. A PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll found 53% of independents believe Biden’s second term will “weaken America,” while 42% believed Trump would further harm democracy. “I find it shocking, honestly,” MSNBC political analyst Susan Del Percio said. “I can’t make sense of that number. I wish I could. I wish I could have some really great insight to it, but I don’t know if it’s an outlier or not, because the other numbers of independents...
  • ‘I Blame The Media’: Watch Reality Dawn On ‘The View’ That Bragg Trial May Actually Help Trump

    05/13/2024 11:43:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2024 | NICOLE SILVERIO - MEDIA REPORTER
    “The View” co-hosts lamented how the constant coverage of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s trial may actually help former President Donald Trump. The co-hosts could not seem to make sense of how President Joe Biden is falling behind in national polling against the “disgraced, twice impeached” Trump. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria cited an NBC poll from January finding 48% of surveyors believe Trump is “more competent and effective” as of January 2024, while 32% said the same of Biden. “Well I would say when you say the Biden campaign should get more active, I actually blame the media slightly,” co-host Sara...
  • ‘Stax: Soulsville U.S.A.’ To Premiere On HBO

    05/12/2024 4:12:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | May 2, 2024 | Will Schube
    The four-part documentary will premiere on May 20.The HBO Original four-part documentary series Stax: Soulsville U.S.A., will premiere on Monday, May 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO with two episodes airing back-to-back, followed by the final two episodes airing back-to-back on Tuesday, May 21 at the same time. All four episodes of the series will be available to stream on Max on May 20. The film, an official selection of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival and winner of the TV Premiere Audience Award, is produced and directed by filmmaker Jamila Wignot. The series is a production of...
  • Jaws star Susan Backlinie dies aged 77: Actress played the first shark victim in Steven Spielberg's iconic movie

    05/12/2024 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 12, 2024 | Mackenzie Tatananni
    Actress and stuntwoman Susan Backlinie, perhaps best known as the first shark attack victim in 'Jaws,' has died. Backlinie, 77, died at her home in Ventura, California, her booking agent Matthew Templeton confirmed. No cause of death has been determined. In addition to her career on the silver screen, Backlinie was a nationally ranked swimmer and professional diver. Before she was brought onto 'Jaws' at 28 years old, she had worked as an animal trainer and performed as a mermaid. She played Chrissie Watkins in Steven Spielberg's iconic 1975 film and spent three days rehearsing the opening scene, in which...
  • Roger Corman, Pioneering Independent Producer and King of B Movies, Dies at 98

    05/12/2024 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | May 11, 2024 | By Richard Natale, Tim Gray
    Legendary B-movie king Roger Corman, who directed and produced hundreds of low-budget films and discovered such future industry stars as Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, has died. He was 98. Corman died May 9 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., surrounded by family members, the family confirmed to Variety. “His films were revolutionary and iconoclastic, and captured the spirit of an age. When asked how he would like to be remembered, he said, ‘I was a filmmaker, just that,'” the family said in a statement. Corman’s empire, which existed in several incarnations, including New World Pictures,...
  • Roger Corman, Pioneering Independent Producer and King of B Movies, Dies at 98

    05/11/2024 7:08:47 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | 5/11/2024 | Richard Natale, Tim Gray
    Legendary B-movie king Roger Corman, who directed and produced hundreds of low-budget films and discovered such future industry stars as Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, has died. He was 98.
  • Down in the Depths: Destination Tokyo and the Submarine Movie

    05/11/2024 3:31:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | May 11, 2024 | Rick McGinnis
    It goes without saying that every war film (and a few other besides) that Hollywood made during World War Two was a propaganda film. Nobody would mistake Destination Tokyo (1943) as anything but propaganda, made by Warners, arguably the most jingoistic of the Hollywood studios, and at the moment when the tide of battle finally seemed to be turning in the Allies' favour – after the Soviet triumph at Stalingrad and the defeat of Rommel in North Africa, the Dambuster raid and the withdrawal of German U-boats from the North Atlantic. The film looks back at the first months of...
  • Peter Jackson Working on New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films for Warner Bros., Targeting 2026 Debut

    05/11/2024 4:37:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/09/2024 | Alex Weprin
    Warner Bros. has made it official: It will be returning to Middle-earth. On Warner Bros. Discovery’s first-quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, CEO David Zaslav said that the company is “now in the early stages of script development” for new Lord of the Rings movies, which he says they “anticipate releasing in 2026” and will “explore storylines yet to be told.” The first film, from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, will be called Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum (working title), with Andy Serkis set to star and direct the feature,
  • Forbidden Passage (1941 film about smuggling illegals) on TCM

    05/10/2024 7:02:32 PM PDT · by chajin · 4 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | May 10, 2024 | TCM
    This short film documents the U.S. Department of Immigration's efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the country.
  • At What Point Is It Too Expensive To Watch The NFL?

    05/10/2024 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Outkick ^ | 5/10/24 | Bobby Burack
    The NFL is close to finalizing a deal with Netflix to carry its upcoming Christmas Day slate. That's fine. Netflix costs anywhere between $6.99 and $22.99 a month. However, Netflix is yet another bill that fans have to pay to watch the NFL closely this season. Let's review: Viewers still need basic cable to watch games on CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, ABC and NFL Network. Did we miss any? Cable options include YouTube TV, DirectTV, Dish, Xfinity, AT&T, Spectrum, etc. etc. On average, cable costs around $80 a month. **SNIP** To watch the NFL this season, you need cable (ESPN,...
  • Apple Issues Apology for Controversial iPad Pro Ad — Pulls It From TV

    05/10/2024 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 10, 2024 | Bradley Cortright
    Apple is saying it “missed the mark” with a controversial ad for its new iPad Pro. Apple’s vice president of marketing communications, Tor Myhren, said in a statement to AdAge, “Creativity is in our DNA at Apple, and it’s incredibly important to us to design products that empower creatives all over the world. Our goal is to always celebrate the myriad of ways users express themselves and bring their ideas to life through iPad.” “We missed the mark with this video, and we’re sorry,” he added. AdAge reported that Apple no longer plans to air the ad on TV. On...