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  • The Hate U Give

    10/18/2018 3:47:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Monterey Weekly ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Savlov
    Race, class, love, death, white privilege, black disadvantage. Those heavy subjects are present, alongside the seemingly foregone conclusions that the system is rigged against those at the bottom by those at the top, you can’t fight city hall (but you absolutely must not give in to despair). Alongside the kaleidoscopic chaos of just plain being a teenager in 21st-century America, these global themes carom off each other in this wise and bittersweet adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling young-adult novel.
  • A Right-Wing Halloween

    10/18/2018 6:09:49 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 Oct 2018 | Kyle Smith
    In which evil gets its due and there is no feel-good lesson to be learned, except one: Guns protect you. The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ignores all intervening Halloween movies), the woman, a mom named Karen, is forever grumbling about her Parris Island–style upbringing. Her mother is Laurie...
  • Chelsea Handler: GOP ‘White Male Power’ Says ‘Women Don’t Get a Voice’

    10/18/2018 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 18, 2018 | Gabriel Hays
    It’s midterm season on mainstream television, so if talking politics is a must for your mid-morning routine, switch the channel over to Ellen. Lately, all her lefty friends have been making appearances to plug for the Democrat ticket. Viewers who tuned in on Thursday received a real treat. The always-unhinged progressive femmebot Chelsea Handler hit the famous off-white couches to talk about the impending apocalypse should Dems lose power during the midterm elections. Always the pessimist, Handler described the current political landscape as “upsetting” and “depressing.” This is of course because many people in the U.S. might be re-thinking the...
  • Hollywood Publicist on O’Rourke: I Haven’t Seen LA This Excited About a Politician in Years (tr)

    10/18/2018 5:52:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2018 | David Rutz
    A top Hollywood publicist says the excitement in Los Angeles over Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is at a level he hasn't seen for a national liberal politician in years. Danny Deraney, whose clientele has included A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Madonna, told NBC News in another profile of O'Rourke that he has effectively swept the famously progressive town off its feet: Danny Deraney, a Hollywood publicist who has worked with celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Madonna, said he hasn't seen Los Angeles this excited about a national politician in years. "Barack Obama kind of swept everybody...
  • Michael Moore: 'We have the power to crush Trump'

    10/18/2018 8:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Owen Jones
    It falls to Michael Moore’s empty stomach to help explain to me the difference between hope and optimism. “Right now, I’m hoping that somebody will feed me today,” he says. But that hope is passive. It may whet his appetite, but the disappointment will be all the more crushing if it isn’t satisfied. On the other hand, he explains, optimism is constructive, strategic. “I’m in a first world country, and somewhere I have a wallet with a credit card and some money in it. So the optimist in me has credibility, because it’s safe to say I will eat. Does...
  • Kristen Bell Is Worried Disney Princesses Are Teaching Her Kids Bad Lessons, and She Has a Point

    10/17/2018 5:06:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | October 17, 2018 | MURPHY MORONEY
    Although Kristen Bell absolutely loves reading to her kids before bed, she admits she's sometimes skeptical about the "lessons" her girls — 3-year-old Delta and 5-year-old Lincoln — are learning from Disney princesses. "[Story time is] truly my favorite part of the day," Kristen told Parents. "I glance away from the book and see their brains working while we're all cuddled up like meerkats." The 38-year-old actress says that despite playing Anna in Frozen, she has reservations about some of the messages in the older princess stories. This is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the...
  • Alec Baldwin’s New Trump Bashing Suffers Embarrassing Ratings After Opening Night

    10/17/2018 6:05:11 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 20 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/16/18 | BEN MARQUIS
    In what can only be described as an attempt to cash in on the renewed fame his terrible Trump impersonation brought him, Baldwin was granted a TV talk show by ABC that finally premiered on Sunday night. But there may now be some ABC executives who are regretting that decision this week. Fox News reported that, according to Nielsen ratings, “The Alec Baldwin Show” was the lowest rated program among all demographics and broadcast networks on Sunday night.
  • George Lopez got in a fight with an alleged Trump supporter at a Hooters

    10/17/2018 7:16:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy | Fox News
    George Lopez got into a physical altercation with a man that was reportedly harassing him with pro-Trump rhetoric at a Hooters in New Mexico. The comedian was in town Sunday to film the upcoming faith-based movie “Walking with Herb” when TMZ, which obtained video of the incident, reported that the unidentified man started hectoring him with comments about his politics and yelling “MAGA.” In the video, the man appears to be lying in wait inside the Hooters when Lopez walks up.“Here comes my boy, George,” he says. Lopez wasted no time getting physical with the man, having apparently had it...
  • Who Was Jamal Khashoggi?

    10/16/2018 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Khashoggi situation, and there’s some things about this guy that I don’t think are being widely reported exactly who he is. The Drive-Bys… Let me just tell you what the Drive-Bys purpose here is, again. The Drive-Bys are trying as hard as they can to link Donald Trump to Khashoggi’s murder. By the way, just so you know, there are a couple of CNN infobabes who are pronouncing the name “Khashog-gee” because there’s two G’s in there. Every time I’ve heard the word, the name pronounced, it’s always been “Kah-show-gee,” Adnan Khashoggi pronounced his name that way. Robin...
  • Majority say they oppose celebrities getting involved in politics, poll finds

    10/16/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 16 2018 | Julia Manchester
    A majority of American voters say they oppose celebrities giving political endorsements, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 60 percent of respondents said they opposed celebrities giving political endorsements because "they polarize public opinion and distract from the important issues of the day." Forty percent of respondents said they support celebrities giving endorsements because "they spread awareness and engage people to vote." The poll also showed a partisan divide on the issue with 80 percent of Republicans polled saying they oppose the endorsements, and 43 percent of...
  • Potent Summer Movies Propel Total Box Office 9% Ahead Of 2017 Levels

    10/15/2018 5:21:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 15, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Hollywood rode a powerhouse summer lineup to post double-digit gains in box office and attendance, setting itself up to hit a new full-year record haul in 2018 as long as the holiday season delivers. According to figures just out from the National Association of Theatre Owners, summer box office totaled $4.398 billion, up more than 14% over the previous year. Admissions hit nearly 483 million, up 12%. Each of the top five grossers in the third quarter qualifies as an upside surprise: Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Crazy Rich Asians; Hotel Transylvania 3; and The Meg. For...
  • Why ‘Gosnell’ Movie Could Rock Hollywood Abortion Debate

    10/15/2018 4:13:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Gosnell works on so many levels it’s hard to count them all. The film tackles one of the most emotional subjects in our culture – abortion – with grace and care. The screenplay packs a specific point of view but leaves the soapbox storytelling off the frame. We’re gripped by a narrative that could chase away those with weak stomachs. Even the film’s PG:13 rating is a victory of sorts given the horrors committed by the titular villain. Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran a filthy abortion clinic where cats roamed the halls and babies’ feet floated in hidden jars. The specifics...
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Proud That Her Daughter Cried After Meeting A Non-Feminist Girl (tr)

    10/14/2018 8:14:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hannah Bleau
    Some parents are proud when their kids are kind, generous, loving and compassionate. Feminist parents are proud when their kid CRIES after encountering a non-feminist. That’s exactly what Maggie Gyllenhaal’s daughter did. She’s obviously proud, because she told the story to everyone on “The View.” “She ran into somebody recently, a little girl her age, who said she wasn’t feminist and my daughter was astonished … she came home and cried to me about it,” she said. The View ✔ @TheView @mgyllenhaal shares about her 12-year-old daughter, who she calls an activist: "She ran into somebody recently, a little girl...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis Promised 'A Stiletto in My Own Eye' if Hillary Clinton Lost; So...Now What?

    10/14/2018 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    People Magazine ^ | October 12, 2018 | Sam Gillette
    Halloween‘s carving-knife-wielding Jamie Lee Curtis remembers full well that she pledged to put a stiletto through her eye (like one of her other scream screen heroines) if Hillary Clinton wasn’t president come 2017. Now, in 2018, she says she’s doing something less dramatic, perhaps, but more impactful. “After watching Secretary Clinton do what she’s always done — get back on her feet, refuse to be silenced in the fight for what’s right — I realized it’s about the action, not the result. It’s the doing that was important in 2016,” Curtis, who campaigned for the former secretary of State, writes...
  • Top Hollywood Execs Give Overwhelmingly to Democrats for Midterms (99.7%)

    10/13/2018 12:38:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/12/2018 | Jeremy Barr
    Hollywood has always been a reliable source of contributions to Democratic Party politicians and organizations, but perhaps never so more than the 2018 election cycle. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year's THR 100 list donated to Republicans or Republican committees: Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels donated $5,000 to moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins; WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gave...
  • Roseanne: ABC Regrets ‘Knee-Jerk’ Firing Of Controversial Star & Fears Show Will Tank Without Her

    10/13/2018 7:59:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    msn.com ^ | 10-13-18 | Beth Shilliday
    ‘The Conners’ minus fired Roseanne Barr is one risky prospect. We’ve got details on how ABC execs are afraid the show will fail without its longtime lead character. Thanks to what Roseanne Barr calls a “misunderstood tweet” in May, she quickly was fired by ABC and the wildly successful revival of her 1990s sitcom was cancelled. The network thought her tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrettwas racist and within hours Roseanne was out of a job. Now the show is going on without her and the rest of the cast is coming back for The Conners. ABC execs are...
  • First Man: must see movie, plenty of US flags too...

    10/13/2018 3:38:01 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 44 replies
    beebuster2000 news service ^ | october 13, 2017 | Beebuster2000
    Great movie, deeply patriotic. I don't get all the BS on the flag. it is all over the movie, and on the Moon. Multiple times goosebumps. The Saturn vehicle launch is worth the price of admission alone. Ryan G is awesome. The only false note is Claire foy's part as the wife. I wish she had been more supportive and less of a worrier. But, that aside, a must see Freeper Movie Great window into USA greatness when we have a clear objective.
  • ‘The Conners’ Is so Good It’ll Make You Forget About Roseanne

    10/13/2018 3:33:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Decider ^ | Oct 12, 2018 at 4:32pm | Brett White @brettwhite
    The new Roseanne Conner was unrecognizable, a once proudly feminist freethinker that was conned into voting against her family’s best interests (not that the show wanted to get into that), and a survivor of parental abuse that went from vowing to never strike her kids to championing spanking a teenager. It felt like the Roseanne revival was written by people working from glancing at Wiki summaries of old episodes; the characters were all there, but their personalities had been edited by randos. Now, in the kind of scientific sitcom experiment that we practically never see conducted, we get to witness...
  • Kermit Gosnell film shines light on darkness and evil of abortion

    10/13/2018 11:21:48 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Rebecca Hagelin
    For those who have been active in trying to rescue babies and their mothers from the horrific evil of abortion, the piercing screams and the sound of the gnashing of teeth are familiar. We hear them often when we fight for the lives of the innocent. The darkness of evil infiltrated the nation’s capital during the Senate confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. You could feel it as the shrills of protesters interrupted the hearings and the confirmation vote. Senators were confronted by satanic threats so real that many still require police escorts. Justice Kavanaugh and...