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  • No faith in The Infidel: An Unfunny Movie About a Muslim Who Turns Out to Be - Oy Vey - Jewish.

    12/15/2010 2:57:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Canada.com ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2010 | Jay Stone
    The joke in The Infidel is that a London cab driver named Mahmud Nasir (rubber-faced British comic Omid Djalili) is going through the papers of his dead mother and discovers that he was born Jewish. Not only that, but his birth name was Solly Shimshillewitz. ``Why didn't they just call you Jewy Jew Jew Jew Jew and be done with it?'' asks his neighbour, a transplanted American named Lenny Goldberg and played with much New York angst by The West Wing's Richard Schiff. This is bad, because Mahmud's son is just about to marry the daughter of a radical Egyptian...
  • Who's cooler? Lee Marvin or Steve McQueen?

    12/11/2010 6:32:50 PM PST · by Krankor · 181 replies
    12/11/2010 | Krankor
    I say Lee Marvin hands down. He was just cool and never thought he had to prove it.
  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About The Godfather Trilogy

    11/25/2010 6:22:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 158 replies · 3+ views
    AMC TV ^ | 11/25/2010
    Everyone knows everything about the Godfather trilogy. Its quotability, alone, is astounding: legions of fans know every line, plot, subplot, and sub-subplot and can mimic the mannerisms of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro. But as familiar as the trilogy may be, there are still plenty of nuggets of Godfather goodness that may surprise you. Here are ten things you may not have known about Francis Ford Coppola's epic triptych. 1. Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall enjoyed mooning the cast and crew. The trio of actors engaged in a mooning competition during the course of the...
  • Hammer horror star Ingrid Pitt dies aged 73

    11/23/2010 4:21:56 PM PST · by the scotsman · 28 replies
    Sky News ^ | 23rd November 2010 | Philip Thomas
    'Actress Ingrid Pitt, who became famous for playing voluptuous vampires in the Hammer Horror films of the 1970s, has died aged 73. She collapsed in London last week while on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club, her daughter said. The Polish-born star began her career on the stage in East Germany before coming to Britain. After playing secret agent Heidi in the classic war film Where Eagles Dare alongside Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in 1968, she appeared in a series of horror films made by Hammer which quickly gained cult status. Her starring...
  • Top 50 scariest movies of all time

    11/20/2010 11:01:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies · 3+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 28, 2010 | Boston.com Staff
    Click the link to view a slideshow with a picture and a writeup of each movie.
  • HARRY POTTER Deathly Hallows opens... beginning of the end....

    11/19/2010 3:30:45 AM PST · by DollyCali · 7 replies
    IMdb ^ | 19 November 2010 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Yes, Yes, I KNOW, we have more important things here at FR to worry about.. like is Willow preggers? why did she do potty mouth on FB, the dancing skills of Bristol and OF COURSE the dastardly appearance of FLOTUS 99% of the time.. but here is a time out from all that heavy stuff OFFICIAL WB SITE The book released July 2007 Rotten Tomatoes...(skip the preview) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a 2010/2011 two-part epic fantasy film directed by David Yates, written by Steve Kloves and based on the novel of the same name by J. K....
  • HARRY POTTER Deathly Hallows opens... beginning of the end....

    11/19/2010 3:21:51 AM PST · by DollyCali · 23 replies
    IMdB ^ | 19 November 2010 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Yes, Yes, I KNOW, we have more important things here at FR to worry about.. like is Willow preggers? why did she do potty mouth on FB, the dancing skills of Bristol and OF COURSE the dastardly appearance of FLOTUS 99% of the time.. but here is a time out from all that heavy stuff OFFICIAL WB SITE The book released July 2007 Rotten Tomatoes...(skip the preview) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a 2010/2011 two-part epic fantasy film directed by David Yates, written by Steve Kloves and based on the novel of the same name by J. K....
  • 50 Greatest Science-Fiction Movies of All Time

    11/16/2010 9:57:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 407 replies · 12+ views
    MSN.com ^ | Glenn Kenny
    The science-fiction genre has been around almost as long as movies themselves have.
  • Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66

    11/05/2010 7:58:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 5, 2010 | Margalit Fox
    Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.
  • Video: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

    10/08/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel...
  • Sally Menke, longtime film editor for Quentin Tarantino, found dead near Griffith Park

    09/28/2010 8:39:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
    Director Quentin Tarantino's longtime film editor, who went hiking with her dog amid the extreme heat Monday, was discovered dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Beachwood Canyon, according to law-enforcement sources. Award-winning film editor Sally Menke, 56, worked on such movies as "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown."
  • 'Blues Brothers' mall to be demolished

    09/25/2010 9:52:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 58 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    HARVEY, Ill., Illinois officials announced plans to demolish a suburban Chicago mall that served as a set for a famous scene in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers." Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday the state is receiving a $4 million federal grant to demolish Dixie Square Mall in Harvey to make way for redevelopment to revitalize the area, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The mall, which has been vacant for more than 30 years, served as a filming location for the mall car chase scene in "The Blues Brothers." "Dixie Square has been a place that we know has to...
  • British film director Clive Donner dies at 84

    09/07/2010 10:45:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 7, 2010
    Film director Clive Donner, who helped launch the careers of actors such as Sir Ian McKellen and Alan Bates, has died at the age of 84.
  • If Movies Followed Their Original Casting

    08/26/2010 9:32:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies · 1+ views
    WildAmmo ^ | June 3, 2010 | WA
    Many popular films’ original cast did not include some of the actors and actresses well known for that role in the film today. Here are what movie posters would look like if they followed their original casting.
  • Director Ronald Neame dies aged 99

    06/18/2010 9:07:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies · 172+ views
    BBC ^ | 06/18/10
    Poseidon Adventure director Ronald "Ronnie" Neame has died in hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 99. The British film-maker, who died on Wednesday, never recovered after suffering from a fall, said family friend and BBC correspondent Peter Bowes. London-born Neame also worked as a cinematographer on films including Blithe Spirit and In Which We Serve. He directed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, starring Dame Maggie Smith. She won the best actress Oscar in 1969 for her portrayal of the inspirational teacher of six young girls. Neame also co-wrote screenplays including Great Expectations and Brief Encounter.
  • THR film critic Peter Brunette dies: Wake Forest professor was also author of film books

    06/16/2010 1:10:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies · 156+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 16, 2010 | Staff report
    Film historian, author and critic Peter Brunette died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack in Italy while attending the Taormina Film Festival on behalf of The Hollywood Reporter. He was 66.
  • Jet Li plays unusual role in Chinese melodrama

    06/14/2010 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 353+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:53am EDT | Maggie Lee
    SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Action hero Jet Li gives a respectable turn as a terminally ill father grooming his autistic son to survive on his own in "Ocean Heaven" -- a decent, if orthodox job by Xue Xiaolu. Film Xue off-sets some of the wholesome soppiness of this genre by keeping the tone light, the story simple and steered clear of grueling ordeals. Compared with another father-son story "Together," which she co-scripted and Chen Kaige directed, it is less melodramatic and artificial. Set mostly in a marine park in Qingtao province, its interpretation of autism owes less to "Rain Man"...
  • 'Titanic' Director James Cameron Joins Effort to Plug Gulf Oil Spill

    06/02/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 58 replies · 870+ views
    Fox 7 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 8:22 AM CDT | AFP
    Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and another Canadian who built submersibles for the director's 1989 thriller "The Abyss" joined talks on Tuesday in Washington on innovative ways of capping the Gulf of Mexico oil spill... Cameron made two documentaries about the wreck of the ocean liner Titanic prior to filming his 1997 blockbuster Hollywood movie "Titanic." He used a small fleet of specially designed remotely operated underwater vehicles and is regarded as an expert in the field.
  • Clint Eastwood turns 80 today

    05/31/2010 9:48:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies · 1,049+ views
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  • Dennis Hopper Dies At 74, Friends of Actor Tells Reuters

    05/29/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 195 replies · 7,813+ views
    msnbc ^ | May 29, 2010
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  • Best swimsuit film scenes revealed (Ursula Andres' scene in Dr No)

    05/25/2010 7:06:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 93 replies · 3,477+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 05.25.10
    Ursula Andress' infamous bikini scene in James Bond movie Dr. No has been voted the sexiest swimsuit moment on film. The Swiss beauty, now 74, thrilled audiences when she emerged from the sea in a white two-piece in the 1962 superspy movie - and the iconic image remains a fan favourite.
  • The most disturbing movie ever made?

    05/13/2010 1:15:59 PM PDT · by big black dog · 131 replies · 3,167+ views
    CNN ^ | Breeanna Hare
    If the title alone isn't enough to make you squirm, a brief rundown of the premise for the indie horror movie, "The Human Centipede," certainly will. Any film involving three humans sharing a single digestive tract obviously isn't aiming to be easy on the eyes. Yet director/writer Tom Six's portrayal of a crazed surgeon who takes his skills at separating conjoined twins and uses them to create his own living human insect has left some critics appalled that it was even created; venerated critic Roger Ebert didn't think his star rating system was even applicable. "No horror film I've seen...
  • Why Film's Golden Age Ended

    05/02/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies · 1,491+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/02/2010 | Charles Colson
    One of the best films ever made is Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The 1934 comedy features an heiress on the run from her father, and the reporter who joins forces with her. The two fall in love and, alone in hotel rooms, to guard against temptation, they hang a blanket between their beds. They call it “the walls of Jericho.” When the couple finally ties the knot, the “wall” comes tumbling down. In the 1930s, a plotline that precluded premarital sex was a wise idea. Movie-makers who flouted the Motion Picture Production...
  • Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too) - (Roger Ebert)

    04/30/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 70 replies · 1,225+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 29, 2010 | Roger Ebert
    3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely...
  • 'Baby June' Havoc Passes Away at 96

    03/28/2010 4:58:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 1,057+ views
    Broadway World ^ | March 28, 2010 | BWW News Desk
    Michael Musto in The Village Voice reports that June Havoc, the real-life inspiration for "Baby June" in GYPSY passed away this morning at age 96.
  • Long-running review show 'At the Movies' canceled

    03/25/2010 6:48:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies · 974+ views
    thrfeed.com ^ | 03/24/10
    The balcony is closed. This is the last season of "At the Movies," the long-running syndicated review show made into a hit in the 1980s by dueling Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. The show's roots go back to 1975's "Sneak Previews." Here's a statement from distributor Disney-ABC Domestic TV: After 24 seasons with us in national syndication, the highly regarded movie review show "At the Movies" (formerly known as "Siskel & Ebert" and "Ebert & Roeper") will air its last original broadcast the weekend of August 14, 2010. This was a very difficult decision, especially considering the program's...
  • Christian Movieguide's Ted Baehr Picks Top 10 Movies for Families 2000 to 2009

    01/03/2010 12:40:36 PM PST · by HokieMom · 29 replies · 958+ views
    Movieguide ^ | December 31, 2009 | Ted Baehr
    10. March of the Penguins 9. Enchanted 8. The Incredibles 7. Amazing Grace 6. The Nativity Story 5. Ratatouille 4. Wall-e 3. Up 2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Classic British Cinema Has Become An Elusive Delight [The England We Knew-Only in Old Films?]

    Classic British Cinema Has Become An Elusive Delight The England I love is in the old films of Ealing, Elstree and Shepperton - and they're becoming harder to see. Simon Heffer 26 Dec 2009 We all have a cultural comfort zone. It is the place where we go when we need to feel entirely at one with the world and have the ultimate relaxation. For years – actually, decades – I thought that, for me, it was music. Then, not so long ago, I realised that was not the case. Most of my favourite music is loud, agitated, violent stuff...
  • Top 10 Movies that Make Men Cry [Warning: Reviews include some Spoilers]

    12/29/2009 6:00:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 286 replies · 6,681+ views
    The Spotless Minds ^ | 12-4-09 | Greg
    The era of the ‘Man’s Man’ is coming ever closer to ending. Soon it will be acceptable for all men to see a film and let it truly effect them emotionally. But that time isn’t upon us just yet. These are the top ten movies that not only make men cry, but it is deemed acceptable for them to do so. 10. The Wrestler 9. Saving Private Ryan 8. Braveheart 7. Field of Dreams 6. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 5. The Shawshank Redemption 4. Friday Night Lights 3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day 2. Good Will Hunting 1. Star Trek II:...
  • Top Movies of the Decade

    12/27/2009 7:57:21 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 50 replies · 1,892+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | December 27, 2009 | Neoavatara
    I know…technically the decade doesn’t end until next year. Whatever. The first 10 years of the 20th Century, as it was, was a great era for great movies. In my mind, we saw a true resurgence of innovation and imagination…with some routine Hollywood nonsense thrown in. Now, I took some editorial leeway on some of these, as you will see. For what it is worth, here is my top 10 list:
  • It’s a Wonderful Copyright Mess

    12/24/2009 8:22:18 AM PST · by AJKauf · 59 replies · 1,641+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec.. 24 | Adam Graham
    the case of It’s a Wonderful Life. When the film was released in 1946, it was given a 28-year copyright term which was eligible for a 28-year renewal. For whatever reason, a request wasn’t put in for renewal, and it was believed to have fallen into the public domain in 1975. Had it not connected with the American people on its rediscovery, it would have become a resident of dollar DVD bins, like other public domain mainstays such as the Fleischer Superman cartoons or Bill Cosby’s TV movie Tell All My Friends on the Shore. However, the movie studio smelled...
  • Jimmy Stewart and Psalm 91

    12/17/2009 3:32:58 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies · 1,086+ views
    NC Register ^ | December 17, 2009 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    When it comes to a Christmastime movie, a perennial favorite of most everyone is It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart made no secret it was his favorite film and favorite role as George Bailey. The poignant slice of Americana is on the Vatican’s film list and No. 5 on the Register’s 100 best films list. No matter how many times we watch it, the story remains fresh and remarkably uplifting. And with strong spiritual implications whose foundations were laid before filming began. Before Stewart became George Bailey, his guardian angel surely watched over him during harrowing combat missions in World...
  • Actor blames Catholic Church for lack of Golden Compass sequels

    12/16/2009 6:28:30 AM PST · by NYer · 85 replies · 2,658+ views
    cna ^ | December 16, 2009
    London, England, Dec 16, 2009 / 02:18 am (CNA).- Actor Sam Elliot has blamed the Catholic Church for stopping sequels from being made to the Golden Compass movie based on the first book of Philip Pullman’s atheistic trilogy His Dark Materials. The film, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Eva Green, grossed more than $380 million worldwide after its Christmas 2007 release, but took in only $85 million in the U.S. According to the Internet Movie Database, the film had a budget of $180 million.The 65-year-old Elliot, who played a Texan “aeronaut” in the film, charged that a Catholic-led...
  • Why I love soundtracks

    12/14/2009 7:05:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 78 replies · 1,403+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 12.12.09 | Jon Savage
    Soundtrack albums are the hidden pleasures of pop. Composed and performed to accompany moving images, they're emotional enhancers. This dramatic quality, coupled with the depth of sound-field in full cinema reproduction, ensures that many soundtracks stand apart from their parent films as a listening experience.
  • What Are Your Favorite Movies Made Before 1950?

    12/12/2009 2:22:11 PM PST · by randita · 293 replies · 4,636+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12/12/09 | Randita
    For Old Timers or fans of old time movies, list your favorite movies made before 1950. Include the date of the movie. Please don't list any movies made after 1950. Thanks!
  • Producer of 'The Passion of the Christ' calls on students to 'make the world a better place'

    11/27/2009 8:34:18 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 474+ views
    cna ^ | November 27, 2009
    Steubenville, Ohio, Nov 27, 2009 / 09:04 am (CNA).- The latest installment of the Franciscan University Distinguished Speaker Series, Steve McEveety, the producer of “The Passion of the Christ,” spoke to a standing-room only crowd of students, faculty, and community members last week in a talk entitled, “The Passion, Hollywood, and the Church.” “Never has the world been so dark,” he said. “This is the time to make this world a better place.”According to a press release from the university, McEveety, who also produced “Braveheart,” “We Were Soldiers,” and “Bella” shared his thoughts about how a rising generation of...
  • We're in The Money (1933)

    11/21/2009 6:16:41 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 518+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/21/2009 | Youtube
    We're In The Money
  • 10 most politically incorrect movies

    11/12/2009 7:35:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 125 replies · 4,023+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/08/2009 | Source: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13805019/
    “Blazing Saddles” (1974) “Airplane!” (1980) “There’s Something About Mary” (1998) “Caddyshack” (1980) “Love and Death” (1975) “Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977) “Team America: World Police” (2004) “Porky’s” (1982) “Song of the South” (1946) “Bad Santa” (2003)
  • D-Day historian: 'Ryan' not best war film

    11/11/2009 5:34:19 AM PST · by Saije · 158 replies · 4,255+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/11/2009 | Matthew Carey
    Some reviewers have called "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II film about D-Day and the search for a soldier, one of the greatest war movies. Military historian Antony Beevor begs to differ. Not only is it not the greatest war movie, it's not even the best cinematic depiction of D-Day, says Beevor, author of the newly published "D-Day: The Battle for Normandy" (Viking). He admires the famed Omaha Beach opening -- "Probably the most realistic battle sequence ever filmed," he said -- but described the rest of "Saving Private Ryan" as "ghastly." "It's sort of a 'Dirty Dozen'...
  • "This is a triumph of a film."

    11/05/2009 10:42:57 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 4, 2009 | Carl Olson
    The film, The 13th Day, distributed in North America by Ignatius Press, continues to earn rave reviews from viewers. Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, who authors the "Hell Burns" blog, writes: This is a triumph of a film. And I don’t think I’ve ever used that word for a film before. “The 13th Day” was screened here at the 1st Annual John Paul II Film Festival in Miami: http://www.jp2filmfestival.com/. British producer Natasha Howes (birthday: May 13, feast of Our Lady of Fatima) was present. I was prepared not to like this film, and very apprehensive about not liking it because...
  • The Sociopathic Epidemic

    11/04/2009 5:00:11 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 41 replies · 1,774+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I'm amazed by the soothsayers: Ayn Rand, for instance, who warned us fifty years ago of the risk of dictatorship or civil war if collectivism persisted. Or economist Friedrich Hayek, who wrote in the 1940s that we'll become serfs if we move toward big government. However, what feels most prophetic lately is an obscure movie from the l970s called Little Murders. The writer, Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, predicted that the '60s would unleash a feral, primitive society. The movie has a checkered history. It started out as a play on Broadway in the mid-'60s that was such a bomb, it...
  • Upcoming movie about St. Josemaria Escriva focuses on love, forgiveness and redemption

    10/31/2009 1:41:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 296+ views
    cna ^ | October 31, 2009
    Madrid, Spain, Oct 31, 2009 / 08:20 am (CNA).- Award-winning director Roland Joffé discussed his upcoming film “There Be Dragons” in a Thursday press conference. The film, set during the brutal Spanish Civil War and based on the life of St. Josemaria Escriva, can teach about love and forgiveness between families and enemies, Joffé said. The film begins with a young journalist, estranged from his military father Manolo, who conducts research on the life of Opus Dei founder and priest St. Josemaria Escriva. He discovers his father was a childhood friend of the future saint, and also uncovers family secrets.The...
  • Would Anyone Suggest a Good Movie Please? (shameless vanity)

    10/28/2009 6:22:03 AM PDT · by Skooz · 245 replies · 3,880+ views
    10/28/2009 | Skooz
    For a myriad of reasons, I have spent the last few months watching a movie most every weeknight. I have finally gotten my money’s worth from my Netflix account. But, lately I have had trouble finding movies I think I will like. I scour Netflix and am having a hard time finding movies that interest me, though I know they are out there. My interest runs from war movies to action flicks to quirky indy films to foreign art things. Some of my favorite movies I have seen the past few months are Defiance, all of the Sean Connery Bond...
  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009) [film review]

    10/16/2009 3:48:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,620+ views
    Decent Films ^ | October 16, 2009 | Steven D. Greydanus
    Maurice Sendak’s poetic, luxuriantly illustrated Where the Wild Things Are is revered as a childhood classic, but I think it speaks more powerfully to grown-ups than to children, or at least children of the age for picture books. I’ve met grown-ups who don’t like it, but I suspect they wouldn’t have liked it as kids either. If a child doesn't like it, there is always the chance he will grow into it a few years down the road. If kids do like it, it may be that they grasp that there is something there they don’t quite understand, something waiting...
  • Francis Ford Coppola Sees Cinema World Falling Apart (cinema dinosaur watch)

    10/11/2009 7:51:43 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 115 replies · 2,994+ views
    Vanity | 10-12-2009 | Frantzie
    Can't post Bloomberg content but looks like Coppola thinks Hollywood is in big trouble. Awww. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ajbmamDBit14
  • New movie about Our Lady of Fatima to be screened in major U.S. cities

    10/01/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,380+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2009
    San Francisco, Calif., Oct 1, 2009 / 06:39 am (CNA).- A new film about the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the memoirs of visionary Sister Lucia and the accounts of thousands of eyewitnesses, will be holding pre-release screenings in at least seven major U.S. cities.“The 13th Day” is the first major motion picture by directors Ian and Dominic Higgins. According to the film’s U.S. distributor Ignatius Press, their film tells the story of the Virgin Mary’s appearances to Lucia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.Over a six month period in 1917, the Virgin Mary...
  • The Fifty Best Catholic Movies of All Time

    08/16/2009 10:53:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 2,721+ views
    ic ^ | August 15, 2009 | William Park
        The best religious films, and therefore the best Catholic films, convey the great truths of Christianity implicitly rather than explicitly, not unlike the mystery of incarnation itself, in which the Word became flesh in the person of an obscure carpenter from a hick town in a minor province. In addition, this list consists primarily of films that deal with Catholic characters, Catholic society, and the Bible in ways that are not hostile to the Church. Most of them were made by Catholic directors.   It is interesting to note that the three best directors who ever worked...
  • ‘The Passion’ producer speaks about faith and the art of entertainment

    07/23/2009 1:32:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 398+ views
    cna ^ | July 23, 2009
    Steve McEveety CNA STAFF, Jul 23, 2009 / 01:28 pm (CNA).- In a Wednesday evening conference call Steve McEveety, producer of movies such as "The Passion of the Christ" and "Bella," spoke about his Hollywood career, his faith, and how aspiring filmmakers can advance in the entertainment industry. He also discussed the production of movies such as "Braveheart," "The Passion" and "The Stoning of Soraya M."McEveety, a founder of Mpower Pictures, was interviewed by Sean Wolfington, founder of Positive Media and co-owner of Metanoia Films. Members of the media, aspiring young moviemakers and interested laymen listened in and then...
  • Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar is world's smallest actor

    04/24/2009 9:32:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 22 Apr 2009
    Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar is world's smallest actor Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar has been officially recognised as the world's smallest actor. Last Updated: 4:20PM BST 22 Apr 2009 Kumar, who is just 2 feet 6 inches tall has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after starring in 50 films over 13 years. "There's no point complaining about being a dwarf," said Ajay, "I am small in size but I have got the talent and can work like a normal man." Better known by his stage name Unda Pakru, the tiny star has become a household...
  • The new apocalyptic movie ‘Knowing’ is apparently worth seeing

    03/27/2009 11:15:12 AM PDT · by Western Experience · 43 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Western Experience ^ | March 26, 2009 | Jason
    I can’t believe I’m actually getting ready to do a movie promotion/review…. CNN/Entertainment has a story up on Nicholas Cage’s new movie, Knowing. It apparently beat out some stiff competition and surprised many that it is currently the number one film in the country. But, what grabbed my attention about it was Cage’s comments. Normally, I would brush over something like this but this made me do a double take. “I’m a huge believer of the human spirit,” he told CNN. “I think people are amazing. I think what we have accomplished is incredible. … If you think positive and...