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  • What if Star Wars never happened?

    06/09/2018 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 102 replies
    Polygon ^ | 06/07/18 | Kevin Lincoln
    Imagining a world where George Lucas’ space fantasy didn’t revolutionize Hollywood Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from...
  • Box Office: ‘Solo’ Is Officially a Disaster as Media Cover Up Why

    06/02/2018 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/18 | John Nolte
    With no serious competition opening at the box office, Solo has officially collapsed with a catastrophic -68 percent drop in its second weekend. After grossing a measly (we are talking about a Star Wars movie here) $82 million in its debut weekend, Solo bottomed out in week two with just $28 million. How bad is that? In its second weekend, The Force Awakens was grossing $50 million A DAY. The Last Jedi grossed $70 million. Rogue One grossed $55 million. In worse news, Solo is by far the most expensive Star Wars movie produced yet, with a reported price tag...
  • Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best

    05/31/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2018 | Durbania
    Now that I've had time to think about Solo: A Star Wars Story, it's time to rank all 10 live action Star Wars movies worst to best. How would you rank the Star Wars movies?
  • Betty Mahmoody's Dangerous Escape From Iran [Video Interview]

    05/23/2018 10:51:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/4/16 | Quest TV
    In 1986, Sayed Mahmoody took his wife Betty and their young daughter to Iran. In Iran, Betty and her daughter were held prisoner in the family home. Eventually, Betty decided it was time to escape.
  • Grooming Alert: Do Not Take Your Kids to the Show Dogs Movie

    05/21/2018 10:53:12 PM PDT · by FrogMom · 43 replies
    For Every Mom ^ | 5-21-2018 | Jenny Rapson
    I’m usually very up on the kids movies that are coming out because I love to review movies in this online space for parents, but the past few weeks have been mind-bendingly busy for my family, and I completely missed that a new kids movie called Show Dogs came out this weekend. The premise looks cute, so I’m glad I missed it: at any other time I probably would have seen an online trailer and just taken my seven-year-old with me to see the Show Dogs Movie when I watched it for my review.
  • Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

    05/20/2018 6:21:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2018 | Michael Ciepli
    Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week’s in Texas. There’s baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun (and it is exactly that, whatever fantasy blast it is presumed to emit in the latest installment of the sci-fi epic). Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as Qi’ra, clutches a double-barreled pistol. They are flanked by Joonas Suotamo, Chewbacca, who totes the space equivalent of an...
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Will Refuse Roles Where Female Co-Stars Are Paid Less

    05/14/2018 9:57:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | O Ovenden
    Benedict Cumberbatch is putting his money where his mouth is in the pursuit of gender equality in filmmaking with a promise to reject projects where women don't earn the same. In recent months it was revealed that Mark Wahlberg negotiated a further $1.5 million for reshoots on All The Money In The World while co-lead Michelle Williams worked for just an $80 per day....
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Will Only Accept Roles In Projects Where His Female Co-Star Is Paid Equally

    05/13/2018 8:10:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    In an era where the social climate where the landscape for marginalized communities are shifting — in both good and bad ways — Benedict Cumberbatch has come forward to give his stance on a pressing issue facing Hollywood and beyond: pay equality. Dr. Strange is attempting to work his magic and his influential platform to change the way women are paid in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Radio Times magazine, Cumberbatch said, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Tha Avengers: Infinity War actor added, “Look at your quotas. Ask what women...
  • Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Reteaming for 'Bill & Ted 3'

    05/08/2018 2:14:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 8, 2018 | Alex Ritman
    <p>Following 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal that a much-discussed third Bill & Ted installment — Bill & Ted Face the Music — is now firmly in the works some 27 years later. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to reprise their iconic roles as time-traveling metalheads "Ted" Theodore Logan and "Bill" S. Preston Esq.</p>
  • Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

    05/03/2018 11:33:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kristopher Tapley
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks. The move comes a week after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault brought against him by Andrea Constand, and after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was first expelled from the organization last year. Polanski has been on the lam for 40 years, ever since fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday,...
  • ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Soars On Tracking To Potential $170M+ Four-Day Weekend

    05/03/2018 9:41:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 3, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Disney/Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story has landed on tracking and the Memorial Day release per industry projections (not Disney) are forecasting a Friday through Monday start of $170M-plus at the domestic box office. Sources tell Deadline that Solo‘s tracking is “pretty strong” with an unaided score of 28 that’s higher than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($155M, 23 score) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5M, 23). Unaided awareness indicates how strong the buzz is on a title among those who are unprompted in polling and it’s a priceless stat off which studios buy their TV ads....
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Loves" Her Upcoming Biopic, Director Says

    04/25/2018 5:40:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 25, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Director Mimi Leder said Wednesday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "loves" the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex, in which Felicity Jones plays the justice. "Madame Justice loves the movie. Her nephew wrote it and she approved the script. Her reviews of Ms. Jones were magnificent," Leder said during a Focus Features luncheon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. On the Basis of Sex will begin a limited run in theaters on Nov. 9, the heart of awards season, and will also be timed to Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on Supreme Court. Jones portrays Ginsburg as a crusading...
  • SAG-AFTRA (Actors Union) Bans Auditions In Hotel Rooms And Residences

    04/12/2018 11:00:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 12, 2018 | David Robb
    SAG-AFTRA has called for a ban on auditions in hotel rooms and residences, where many reported incidents of sexual harassment and assault have occurred. “We are committed to addressing the scenario that has allowed predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in announcing the movie today. The ban on such meetings – called Guideline No. 1 – is the first expansion of the Code of Conduct the union released in February as part of its Four Pillars of Change initiative to confront sexual harassment in the workplace. The...
  • Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

    04/11/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/18 | Eriq Gardner
    A shareholder sues Netflix board members with the allegation they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."
  • What—and When—Will Be the Next <i>Chappaquiddick?</i>

    04/09/2018 5:35:10 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    While the world finally gets to witness the unvarnished truth of the events of Chappaquiddick, in the name of lust, greed, or political power, the modern left continues to deceive. Whether the personal failings of democrats such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, the illicit past of democrats like Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren, or the kooky—yet dangerous—causes of democrats such as Al Gore and Bernie Sanders, an inevitable reckoning with the truth awaits each of these individuals, those who’ve conducted themselves similarly, & their enablers... Perhaps in another 50 years Americans can watch The Great Russian Collusion Delusion. In this...
  • Trump Election Story ‘Russian Roulette’ in Development as Movie at CBS Films

    04/05/2018 6:51:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | April 5, 2018 | Dave McNary
    CBS Films has optioned Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s “Russian Roulette,” the story of the Russian attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Isikoff and Corn will serve as executive producers. Nick Wechsler, whose credits include “American Assassin,” is on board to produce. The deal, announced Thursday, came following an auction of the movie rights. It was made on behalf of the Ross Yoon Agency by Hotchkiss & Associates. Wechsler is represented by Carlos Goodman at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman...
  • Film Review: Paul, Apostle Of Christ

    03/27/2018 6:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    The Easter season brings not one but three prominent releases of Christian films. I Can Only Imagine, a biopic based on the wildly popular Christian song of the same title, surprised observers with a $17 million opening weekend and added another $21 million since. Later this week, the next entry in the God’s Not Dead franchise, A Light in the Darkness, opens with John Corbett and Tatum O’Neal in the cast. Both of these cover modern-day dilemmas facing Christians, but Paul Apostle of Christ takes audiences back to the roots of the faith by focusing on its most prolific...
  • Robin Williams’ co-star never took offense at his groping

    03/21/2018 10:54:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/18 | B Hood
    Robin Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-star, Pam Dawber, claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the late comedian, but she didn’t mind.... Dawber, 66, said Williams was able to get away with behavior — which also included walking on set naked and breaking wind on her — that some might consider reprehensible because he was being playful.
  • Faith-Based Film, 'I Can Only Imagine' Has Strong Opening Weekend, Ranks 3rd With $17M

    03/19/2018 9:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" brought in $17.1 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, going far beyond early expectations and ranking third, behind "Tomb Raider" and "Black Panther." Based on the true-story of Christian artist Bart Millard's life, the family drama opened at 1,629 locations in the United States and received an A+ CinemaScore with an audience that was 67 percent female and 80 percent over 35. This is the distributor Roadside Attractions' highest grossing opening ever. "We felt that the film's inspiring story of hope and forgiveness made for a very compelling collaboration,"...