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  • Taxpayers Handcuffed By Money Being Given To Beverly Hills Cop Production Company

    07/10/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit is bankrupt and required a $195 million bailout from state taxpayers, but it apparently is the perfect backdrop for the new Beverly Hills Cop movie, which will get $13.5 million in state dollars. The sequel to the 1984 classic will feature Eddie Murphy and is being made by Paramount Pictures, which is owned by Viacom. Viacom reported a profit of $3.7 billion in 2013. "Now thatís irony," said Eric Larson, president of the Kent County Taxpayers Alliance. The movie production is estimated to spend $56.6 million in Michigan while filming. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman received $37.2 million in compensation...
  • Exclusive: Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Get Biblical in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Posters

    07/08/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    Goodbye caped crusader, hello prophet! Weíve got an exclusive poster reveal of Christian Bale playing Moses†in director Ridley Scottís upcoming Old Testament epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Baleís armored warrior get-up is a far cry from the iconic beard-and-robe look sported by cinemaís most famous Moses, Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. But thatís by design: One of Baleís conditions for taking the role, he told Entertainment Weekly, was ďno fake beards.Ē†ďThe biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that The Ten Commandments†never dreamed of going,Ē the Oscar-winning actor...
  • Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ĎTammyí Her All, but Itís Nowhere Near Enough

    07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rex Reed
    The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. Itís a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isnít a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration...
  • Left 'comes out screaming' against D'Souza's Film -- 'America'

    07/01/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/01/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK ¬Ė The political left is coming out ¬ďscreaming,¬Ē with ¬ďguns blazing,¬Ē in an attempt to dampen the audience for the highly anticipated film ¬ďAmerica: Imagine a World Without Her,¬Ē its maker told WND just before its Hollywood premiere. Dinesh D¬íSouza recalled that the left¬ís strategy with his first political documentary, ¬ď2016: Obama¬ís America,¬Ē was to ignore it. ¬ďYou would almost not know ¬í2016‚Ä≤ existed if you just followed the leftist press and their Internet blogs,¬Ē D¬íSouza told WND in an exclusive phone interview. ¬ďIt was only when the pied piper Obama came out yelling that everybody else on...
  • Paul Mazursky dies at 84; director chronicled trends of '60s and '70s

    07/01/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Elaine Woo
    Paul Mazursky, the Oscar-nominated writer-director who excelled at mining the urban middle class for laughs as well as tears in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to family spokeswoman Nancy Willen. A gentle satirist of contemporary society, Mazursky at his best chronicled the social trends of the late 1960s and the '70s, including its touchy-feely self-improvement fads, shifting rules for love and sex,...
  • Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes

    06/16/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Deseret News National ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kandra Polatis
    In "Man of Steel," the most recent Superman film, when Superman's parents send their son away from their dying planet to save his life, his mom worries he will not be accepted on Earth because he is an alien to the planet. "He will be an outcast. They'll kill him," his mother says. "How? He'll be a god to them," says his father, Jor-El, who believes Superman will be an ideal Earth's inhabitants will strive to reach.
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruiseís new sci-fi film ďEdge of TomorrowĒ ó which debuted June 6 ó did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013ís ďOblivion.Ē In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011ís ďMission: Impossible ó Ghost ProtocolĒ). It looks like heís nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though weíll see how ďMission: Impossible 5Ē does when it comes out next year.
  • Actress Carla Laemmle, a link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104

    06/13/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2014 | Claire Noland
    *** She became a ballet dancer and actress and appeared in ďThe Phantom of the OperaĒ (1925) and ďDracula.Ē For that 1931 classic she spoke the filmís first lines: ďAmong the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age ... . ď
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 6/10/14

    06/10/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    TCM ^ | 6/10/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...The Woman in the Window(1944), 8pm est "A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder." Overview & Cast
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Select Few Benefit from Film Subsidies

    06/09/2014 10:12:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A story in MLive on the movie "Batman vs. Superman" being filmed in metro Detroit demonstrates why it is so hard to get rid of programs that are nearly universally seen as economically destructive. Susan Dorris, Oakland County film commissioner, provided little concrete evidence of any real economic impact the project will have, despite Warner Bros., which made $1.2 billion last year, receiving $35 million in corporate welfare courtesy of Michigan taxpayers. "I have heard the term 'cast of thousands,' and I don't know if that means it's digitally created or its actual people employed," she said. "But I do...
  • Nicolas Cage Is ĎLeft Behindí in Trailer for Rapture Thriller

    06/02/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | MICHAEL CALIA
    Who needs Kirk Cameron when you have Nicolas Cage? The teaser for the upcoming Rapture thriller ¬ďLeft Behind¬Ē ¬ó based on the bestselling novel of the same name by evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins ¬ó just debuted on the movie¬ís official Facebook page. It certainly looks more expensive and effects-heavy than the 2000 version, which featured the former ¬ďGrowing Pains¬Ē star in a lead role. This time around, Chad Michael Murray (¬ďOne Tree Hill¬Ē) takes over Cameron¬ís part as journalist Buck Williams, but the big draw here is Oscar winner Cage ¬ó no stranger to apocalyptic...
  • Angelina Jolie stars in ĎMaleficent,í a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of ďMaleficent,Ē which posits that the reason for Maleficentís rage wasnít being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princessís father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable ó written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm ó isnít a lot of fun. (ďI wish she had smiled more,Ē one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) Itís dark and brooding and...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ĎBlade Runnerí Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade RunnerĎs film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alconís Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • "A most ungentlemanly act"

    05/24/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8th Nov 2013 | BBC
    Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War.
  • 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    05/19/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 19, 2014 | THR Staff
    Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
  • Top 10 Hated Actors

    05/18/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Sometimes, not even the glamor of the silver screen can cover up personality flaws. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 hated actors.
  • 'Blazing Saddles' Review: Buy a Copy Before the Left Burns Them All

    05/09/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 201 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | John Nolte
    There are plenty of lousy film comedies, but there are only two that I outright hate: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Both were released in 2006 when Hollywood's fury against George W. Bush had reached its peak, and both let the voters who re-elected him in 2004 have it with both barrels. On its face you would think that Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" chose the exact same targets (rural Red Staters) to humiliate, but he didn't. With his masterpiece (that has just been released as...
  • Gosnell Movie [Update with only FIVE days left to get funding!]

    05/07/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is. The Grand Jury investigating Kermit Gosnell's horrific crimes said this: This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy Ė and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors .... Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it. (Report of the Grand Jury)
  • How 'Star Wars' ruined sci-fi

    05/04/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/2/2014 | CNN
    Now that the cast of the seventh "Star Wars" movie has been announced, you can imagine the anticipation among the millions of fans of the film franchise. And why not? The six "Star Wars" films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids have their own light saber?) and made household names of characters like Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
  • How Many Science Fiction Movies Have You Seen?

    05/03/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 28, 2014 | Louis Peitzman
    Check the films you've watched all the way through.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/30/14

    04/30/2014 9:54:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/30/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...The Letter(1940), 8pm est "A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence." Overview & Cast
  • From HOMESCHOOL to HOLLYWOOD!

    04/28/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Moms Night Out ^ | Jon Erwin
    An open letter of encouragement from one homeschooler to another! Have you ever been told you weren't normal? That you didn't fit in? Well, twenty five years ago, that's exactly what was said to a wide eyed ADHD bundle of rambunctiousness named Jon. Even though I was making A's and B's, for the sake of everyone else's sanity, I was told I had to do kindergarten AGAIN because I was a "disturbance to the class". Faced with this situation, my mom made a very brave decision and decided to home school my brother and me. This was no easy task....
  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Cargo

    04/27/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | Feb 17, 2013 | Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
    For your zombie watching needs, here is a nice short film about a man trying to save his daughter during the zombie apocolypse. Cargo
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/23/14

    04/23/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 16 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/23/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...They Were Expendable (1945)), 8pm est "A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II." Overview & Cast
  • Does the Triumph of Faith-based Films Matter?

    04/23/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Klavan on Culture at Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]‚ÄúA man can no more diminish God‚Äôs glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‚Äėdarkness‚Äô on the walls of his cell.¬Ē So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.By the same token, I can‚Äôt imagine God‚Äôs glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don‚Äôt suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God‚Äôs Not Dead [2]was a ‚Äúsurprise hit,‚ÄĚ (i.e., a...
  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Perished

    04/13/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Stefan A. Radanovich and Aaron McCann
    For your dose of undead, here is a short film called Perished. A man is trapped in a shed after his girlfriend/wife turns into a zombie during the zombie apocolypse, and has to find a way to survive. This is different from a lot of zombie films in that the guy is pretty smart and resourceful, rather than making obvious mistakes. Still doesn't help him much, though. Perished
  • Can the indie movie, 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    04/11/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ryan Faughnder
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. In a landscape dominated by dystopian teen sci-fi and Marvel superheroes, that may not seem like a lot...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/9/14

    04/09/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 13 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/9/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Waterloo Bridge(1940), 8pm est A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I. Overview & Cast
  • 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    04/07/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriwether in Gone With the Wind and was one of the nine survivors cast adrift from a torpedoed ship in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, has died. She was 96.
  • So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films

    04/05/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. And they enjoy films with A-list actors and big-budget productions, as well. So it¬ís no surprise that ¬ďNoah,¬Ē even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you‚Äôre a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.And if there¬ís one thing we know about Hollywood it‚Äôs this: if a genre turns a...
  • Atheist Turned Christian Character in 'God's Not Dead' Movie Inspired By Real-Life Harvard Doctor

    04/04/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A character who leaves behind his atheist convictions in the recently released God's Not Dead¬†movie was inspired by the real-life Lasik and cataract surgeon, Tennessee resident Wing Mang. (Photo: "God's Not Dead" website.)Actor Paul Kwo plays a character inspired by Dr. Ming Wang in movie ¬ďGod¬ís Not Dead.¬Ē 'God's Not Dead' Movie Surprises Again, Exceeding Expectations at Box Office'God's Not Dead' Actor Says His Opinions, Christian Beliefs Have Cost Him Jobs in Hollywood'God's Not Dead' Takes 'Incredible' .5M From Just 780 Screens; Hits No. 5 at US Box Office aside>Wang, a native of China, endured the country's Cultural Revolution in...
  • The Great Enigma: A celebration of Sir Alec Guinness's life (born 100 years ago today)

    04/02/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 122 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 2, 2014 | Allan Hunter
    Today marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Alec Guinness and to commemorate this, several of his finest films are being reissued on DVD and shown at the cinema. Such fuss would probably have caused the intensely private star acute embarrassment. After all, his good friend John Le Carrť once noted how much Guinness "loathes the world's flattery and mistrusts its praise".
  • Top 100 Actresses and Their Best Movies (poll)

    04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    List Challenges ^ | March 31, 2014 | lookingup4783
    These are considered to be the Greatest Actresses in film based on talent, versatility, influence, characterization, charisma, and success in the movie business. (The actors are followed by a movie that showcases their talent.) How many of these great movies have you seen?
  • ĎNoahí: Why Christians should see it

    04/01/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/01/2014 | Matt Lewis
    * * * (Spoiler alert: I‚Äôm not sure if it‚Äôs possible to spoil the story of Noah‚Äôs ark, but be forewarned‚Ķ)A great debate is taking place amongst Christians this week. The topic? Whether or not to go see the new Noah movie, starring Russell Crowe. If this sounds like a joke, it‚Äôs not. In fact, it may be a realization that pop culture matters.Sides are being chosen. HotAir‚Äôs Ed Morrssey calls it ‚Äúa mess,‚ÄĚ while Steven D. Greydanus says it‚Äôs ‚Äúdeeply serious.‚ÄĚ RedState‚Äôs Erick Erickson mocked the film on Twitter (his blog post is a bit more nuanced), while cultural...
  • How "Noah" And "Godís Not Dead" Are Making The Bible Popular Again At The Movies

    03/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/31/2014 | Adam B. Vary
    It may not quite approach the stature of building an ark to withstand an epochal flood, but the box office success of Noah this weekend ‚ÄĒ which opened with an estimated gross of $44 million ‚ÄĒ is still something of a remarkable feat. No other overtly Bible-themed feature film has opened anywhere close to that amount since 2004‚Äôs The Passion of the Christ, doubly remarkable considering that director Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs $125 million adaptation of the Old Testament story faced serious opposition from Christian groups that objected to perceived liberties the film takes with the biblical text. The film pulled in...
  • The Secrets Behind John Wayne's Many Names

    03/30/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Enk
    Can you believe the real name of one pop culture's most prominent icons of rugged American masculinity was... 'Marion'? The Duke himself (another name he went by, originally belonging to his boyhood pooch) would argue that the name 'John Wayne' is just as real as the one that appeared on his birth certificate. The Hollywood legend didn't take his aliases lightly; each represented a different persona in the late actor's life and career, a subject explored in Scott Eyman's exhaustively researched new biography, "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." "In Wayne's own mind, he was Duke Morrison," writes Eyman in...
  • Weekend Box Office [Noah #1; "God's Not Dead" CRUSHES Commie-Loving Movie "Cesar Chavez"]

    03/30/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    March 28-30, 2014 Weekend Studio Estimates
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr., Creator of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 91

    03/29/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Lorenzo Semple Jr., the creator of the campily classic†Batman TV series who went on to craft such big-screen paranoid thrillers as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor -- though he would be replaced on both films -- has died. He turned 91 on Thursday... Sempleís rťsumť also includes the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman escape tale Papillon (1973); Paul Newmanís Harper sequel The Drowning Pool (1975); Dino De Laurentiisí King Kong (1976) starring Jessica Lange; and the rogue James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983)...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga ó Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" ó there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...
  • ĎGodís Not Deadí Rocking Box Office in Stunning Debut ó Per-Screen Average Near Top of the Heap

    03/26/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/25/2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Indie film ďGodís Not DeadĒ is rocking the weekend box office, bringing in $2.8 million from just 780 theaters on Friday. Its $3,613 per-screen average was better than any movie in the market except for ďDivergentĒ and ďThe Grand Budapest Hotel,Ē The Wrap noted Saturday. It was running third after Friday and will likely come in around $8 million for the three days. The low-budget PG-13 drama about a Christian college student (Shane Harper) in an epic battle with an atheist philosophy professor who threatens to fail him if he refuses to disavow Godís existence. Freestyle Releasing co-president Mark Borde...
  • Top 10 Movies of the 1970s

    03/25/2014 4:42:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 185 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    This decade saw Hollywood focus on the harsh truths of war, rich cinematography movies on a blockbuster scale. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, in this installment of our series on the greatest movies of all time, we're counting down our picks for the top 10 movies of the 1970s.
  • Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to Open on Same Day in U.S., China

    03/24/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 24, 2014 | Clifford Coonan
    Upcoming Johnny Depp-starring sci-fi†thriller†Transcendence†will open in China as a day-and-date release with the United States on April 18 -- and China will be the only territory where the film will be screened in 3D, the Beijing-based studio†DMG, co-producers of the†film with†Alcon†Entertainment and Warner Bros., told†The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

    03/23/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Lee
    James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65. The veteran character actor passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21). Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki.
  • Duck Dynasty: Weíre Proud To Be ĎReligiousí People

    03/20/2014 3:33:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    This family of duck hunters is used to ruffling a few feathers when it comes to speaking their mind about their faith. But ďDuck DynastyísĒ Willie and Korie Robertson arenít backing down when it comes to the things they believe in. ďGod and our faith is what sustains us,Ē Korie told FOX411. ďItís what makes our life good.Ē -
  • Mozart Bond

    03/18/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2007 | iBand IguJoo
    Mozart Bond
  • "Life After PI"--the Oscar winning FX company goes bankrupt

    03/16/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2014 | LS
    For you movie buffs, this is a fascinating documentary called "Life After Pi" about the special effects company called Rhythm and Hues that did the incredible effects for "Life of Pi" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." They begin by blaming "foreign subsidies" (i.e., Canadian and British subsidies for outsourcing work, often to Vancouver) and feature Obama making one of his typical stupid appearances calling for "supporting" Hollywood. But then you lean that this company, which has been in business for over 20 years, was using a poor, unsustainable business model in that it would bid "fixed" price contracts on...
  • SO LONG, STARMAN! Ken Utsui: 1931-2014

    03/15/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett
    Starman actor Ken Utsui passed away on March 14, 2014, of chronic respiratory failure. He was 82. Although Utsui was a prolific actor for many decades, he is best known in the United States as Starman (a.k.a. Super Giant), the Shintoho superhero who fought a bevy of outlandish creatures in the late 1950s.
  • Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92

    03/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ó Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas, a last link to Hollywood's studio age who retired in 2010, died of age-related illnesses at his longtime Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn...
  • Politicians Should Stand Up for Taxpayers - Instead of sending their money to Hollywood

    03/11/2014 10:25:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Proponents of the Michigan film subsidy program, which like all corporate welfare programs takes money from taxpayers and gives it to large companies in the name of "job creation," often say the incentives are temporary and needed to diversify the state economy. Most of them say the programs eventually will be rolled back. This isn't true. Like all groups, businesses work to get as much money from the government as possible, regardless of the economic effects or evidence. Consider what's happening in Maryland. The state has generous subsidies and its most notable project is the Netflix show, "House of Cards."...