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  • Nolte: Harveywood Ties, Terrible Reviews Threaten Box Office for George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

    10/24/2017 4:35:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Nolte
    Even if terrible reviews and the exploding scandal around Harvey Weinstein were not an issue, past as prologue informs us that director George Clooney’s Suburbicon would still be in trouble. While the Hollywood bubble, which includes the lackey entertainment media, likes to pretend Clooney is a Big Star, moviegoers disagree, most especially when it comes to the films he directs. Other than the forgettable mess that was Monuments Men, which squeaked over $75 million (and probably still lost money), American audiences have expressed a startling indifference towards everything Clooney’s directed. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) grossed just $16 million,...
  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • The Powerful Said Nothing as Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Victims Piled Up

    10/06/2017 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 6, 2017 | John Nolte
    Thursday’s New York Times bombshell, which has effectively ended Oscar-winning producer and Democrat super-donor Harvey Weinstein’s career, contains two equally disturbing pieces of news, only one of which the national media will report and explore. The first, of course, involves three decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, who has released a broad statement accepting “responsibility” for his behavior coupled with the claim that the Times got some things wrong. The second bombshell, the one our national media is already sweeping under the rug, is that for twenty-plus years, many in Hollywood believed Weinstein was abusing his power to procure,...
  • Why a Hollywood boycott would have minimal impact on box office sales (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 9:27:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    September 24, 2017 | Ednamode
    There has been a lot of discussion about the decline in domestic box office ticket sales, and what impact a boycott would have. Based on these statistics provided by the MPAA, it would appear that conservatives may not make up a majority of moviegoers. These are some of the stats provided by the MPAA: 2016 Domestic Box Office: 40% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 25. 64% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 40. Only 51% of tickets were purchased by Caucasians 21% of tickets were purchased by Hispanics. 14% were purchased...
  • North Korea Attacks America’s Moral Cowardice

    12/18/2014 3:59:01 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    A rogue nation targeted a multinational corporation and won.  North Korea has almost certainly ordered the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, stealing and publicly dumping enough data to make a dent in the company’s stock price. North Korea cannot challenge the United States militarily, despite what movies have portrayed.  Regardless of their saber-rattling, and America’s reduced presence on the Korean peninsula, a real attack of any substance against our ally South Korea (or Japan for that matter) would bring a suicidal level of retribution on the North, and they know it.  But they’ve found a vein where they can draw...
  • Free movie passses

    02/04/2017 12:28:17 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    I have received several free movie passes. I haven't been to a movie theatre in about 3 years and I don't see any films that I want to see. Any suggestions? Are there any good films playing?
  • First trailer for Hacksaw Ridge (New movie from Mel Gibson about MoH Winner Desmond Doss)

    07/28/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    Mel Gibson is nuts but he's a hell of a director. Desmond Doss was a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector in WWII to who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing 75 casualties despite refusing to carry a weapon.
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman

    04/14/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Critics are nearly unanimous: The movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dog. That didn’t prevent the producers from grossing $193.2 million within four days of its March 25 release date, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 29 percent rating, which is the same score given to “Dumb and Dumber To” (that's not a typo) and “Grudge Match” — a boxing movie featuring the fight between then 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone and 70-year-old Robert DeNiro. ForTheRecord says: The Michigan film office granted the production company a $35 million taxpayer subsidy in...
  • Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film

    Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the miraculous true stories and positive message films, Risen, the tale of a skeptical Roman soldier Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) encountering the risen Christ (Cliff Curtis), is the one that caught the attention of Krista Bontrager, the dean of online learning at Reasons to Believe. I sat down to talk with her about Risen and the challenges of Christian filmmaking. (Spoiler warning.) **** MM: What makes Risen stand out among other...
  • Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    02/27/2016 1:04:23 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 32 replies
    Michael Medved Show ^ | January 5, 2016 | Michael Medved
    Best Movies of 2015 1. Brooklyn 2. The Revenant 3. Bridge of Spies 4. The Martian 5. The Big Short 6. MacBeth 7. The Peanuts Movie 8. Captive 9. Ricki and the Flash 10. Spotlight Worst Movies of 2015 1. The Night Before 2. Sisters 3. Dark Places 4. The Last Witch Hunter 5. Hot Pursuit 6. The Visit 7. Chi-raq 8. A Walk in the Woods 9. Ted 2 10. Burnt
  • On Lenten films, and faith where it's least expected

    02/22/2016 10:59:20 PM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 19, 2016 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Exactly 12 years ago this month (February 25) Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ. Gibson set a new standard in religiously themed films by drawing together superior acting (Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci and talented unknowns), directing (Gibson himself) and other excellent production values, and combining them with a compelling story (Christ's Passion) and ample financial resources. Gibson's film is one of the great biblical screen adaptations. It's as powerful now as when it was released. It's deeply moving, but it's also free of the sentimentality that can often ruin movies that deal with saints or faith or Scripture....
  • Victims versus Victims

    01/16/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Once again the Bizzaro world, perpetual grievance rantings of the Left's collective inner child doesn't disappoint. Breaking news: The Oscars are racist. Riiiiiiiiight, said the prophet Nipsy Russell. Because if the Oscars are racist, then I'm starring in the sequel to Brokeback Mountain. Yet there it is, and for the second year of race-based fist-shaking in a row. USA Today catalogued the most recent cinematic holocaust thusly: "Once again, the Oscar nominations are marked by a glaring lack of diversity. All 20 slots in the four major acting categories went to white actors when the nominations were announced in Hollywood...
  • Old films found in an attic bring long-lost love story back to life

    08/01/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    cbs ^ | july 31, 2015 | steve hartman
    Someone found in an attic old 16 mm home movies from the 1930s -- labeled Kodachrome experiment. "Yeah, I was intrigued. So I took the projector, I took the films and I started to watch," Bill said. "And I loved what I saw. I saw scenes of our community and they were in color!" -snip He found out the photographer, a guy named Bob Kramer, went to work for Kodak labs right out of high school -- and that girl was his high school sweetheart, Leona Sharp. She would be 96 years old if she were alive. He found an...
  • Clock is Ticking on Michigan's Film Subsidies

    07/10/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/2/2015 | Jack Spencer
    At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, House Bill 4122, which would kill the state’s film subsidy program, was presented to the office of Gov. Rick Snyder. That officially started the clock ticking on the ultimate fate of the measure. Snyder could veto the bill, sign it into law, or take no action on it at all. If he chooses the latter, the bill becomes law 14 days after the date it was presented. It's hard to argue that film subsidies have been anything but a loser for the state. Five years after the program was launched in 2008, after...
  • Film Tax Credits Don’t Grow the Economy

    06/22/2015 1:45:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2015 | Dr. Michael Thom
    Six years ago, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm promised in a radio address that listeners should “get ready: the movies are coming to Michigan.” Each dollar spent on the state’s newly minted film tax credit program, the governor claimed, would “generate up to $3 in economic activity.” Since then, Michigan taxpayers have spent $500 million trying to lure Hollywood to the Great Lakes State. Unfortunately, they have little to show for it. A Senate Fiscal Agency report concluded that Michigan spent $37.5 and $100 million on tax credits in 2009 and 2010 to generate just $21.1 and $59.5 million, respectively,...
  • Plot to Kill Film Credits Begins to Look Plausible

    03/12/2015 10:08:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/10/2015 | Jack Spencer
    It now appears that, for the sort of reasons that often count most – political reasons – there is a realistic chance that Michigan’s film subsidy program will end soon. When a bill to put a stop to the subsidies was introduced on Jan. 29, skepticism about its prospects seemed justified. Little more than a month earlier, the Legislature had overwhelmingly passed a measure to keep the program rolling, and Gov. Rick Snyder signed it into law. The idea that the Legislature and governor would reverse course just weeks later seemed far-fetched. But much has changed in the brief period...
  • “American Sniper" Trial Blasts Holes in Insanity Defense

    02/20/2015 10:01:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Those of us who were Chris Kyle’s neighbors are looking for a lot from the trial of his killer. We want justice for Chris. We want peace for his widow. We want closure for our community. But there is something else some of us are looking for. I can’t speak for all, but I have about had it up to my eyeballs with the very concept of the “insanity defense.” What exactly are Eddie Ray Routh’s attorneys trying to pull with this jury, and thus with a nation that has come to know of the tragedy of February 2013, when...
  • Fifty Shades of Sickness

    02/20/2015 4:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Here's one obvious sign that we live in a profane world. "Fifty Shades of Grey," the "mommy-porn" book turned into a movie, complete with its whips and chains and erotic punishment, debuted to far less controversy than "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004. The media toasted "Fifty Shades" as the biggest February movie opening weekend ever at $83.8 million, just a shade more than "The Passion." But Mel Gibson's Jesus film debuted on Ash Wednesday, not on Friday. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, in its first five days, "The Passion" grossed $125.5 million; "Fifty Shades" stood at $98.5 million. It received...
  • ‘50 Shades of Grey:’ As Terrible As You Expected

    02/14/2015 6:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Hanlon
    The film 50 Shades of Grey is likely to be financially successful no matter what. The film—which is likely the first part of a new franchise—is an adaptation of the unbelievably popular E.L. James novel. Few would’ve guessed a few short years ago that there was a huge untapped market for this type of story, which originated as Twilight fan fiction. But there undeniably was a big market for this. Millions and millions and millions of copies were sold. The book became a massive bestseller and the new cinematic adaptation of it will likely dominate—pardon the pun—the box office this...