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  • The Mystery and the Mask of Alfred Hitchcock

    04/25/2015 3:14:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 24, 2015 | K. V. Turley
    Left: Alfred Hitchcock directing Family Plot inside Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, in the summer of 1975 (Photo: Stan Osborne | Wikipedia). Right: The cover of the new biography of Hitchcock, written by Peter Ackroyd. Following hard on the heels of last year’s fascinating Charlie Chaplin, Peter Ackroyd turns his attention to yet another ‘Cockney visionary’ with the publication of Alfred Hitchcock (Chatto & Windus). Hitchcock is one of the most written about directors in the history of cinema, certainly in the English-speaking world. What could be left to say of a man about whom it has all been...
  • Everybody Loves Raymond Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suicide

    04/23/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    variety ^ | Alex Stedman
    Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, died of a suicide on Thursday, his manager Dino May confirmed. He was 19. ... According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch. Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their sister Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only...
  • Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens

    04/21/2015 10:05:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Sims
    J.J. Abrams, the director tasked with bringing Star Wars back to the top of the crowded franchise heap, has always been happy to borrow. When he set out to make a new Star Trek and drag that moribund cinematic franchise back into blockbuster territory, he cheerfully swapped in some very familiar visual language to help it over the hill. Early on in the film, James Kirk (Chris Pine), nursing a desire to transcend his farmboy life, rides a motorcycle to see the U.S.S. Enterprise being built at a shipyard, and gazes up at it longingly. Star Wars fans would connect...
  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Ben Affleck suppressed slave-owning ancestry, hacked Sony emails claim

    04/19/2015 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 April 2015 | Joanna Walters
    The film star Ben Affleck asked television chiefs to hide the fact that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, according to a newly published batch of hacked emails involving the media giant Sony.
  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • William Shatners $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign to Save California [Water Pipeline Seattle to LA]

    04/17/2015 5:19:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Pogue
    William Shatners $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign to Save California David Pogue April 17, 2015 William Shatner. Wow. Hes 84 years old, looks 65, and juggles a schedule that would exhaust a team of 10. Book projects, TV projects, tech projects, horse-riding projects, charity projects. And his willingness to embrace the tech world is impressive; hes got YouTube channels, hes conducted Kickstarter projects, and he has a huge Twitter presence: more than 2 million followers. (Hes tweeted 30,000 times so far and yes, its really him.) The hour he spent with me in a Yahoo Tech Mix interview wasnt even...
  • 'Little Boy': A Classic Modern Film

    04/16/2015 5:35:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. "Little Boy," in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II. A couple's oldest son, London Busbee (David Henrie), is drafted, but is barred from service because of his flat feet. The father, James Busbee (Michael Rapaport), goes instead and his youngest son, Pepper Flynt Busbee, 8, beautifully played by Jakob Salvati, is devastated. Pepper and his father have a very close relationship (they call...
  • Ben Affleck Pressured PBS to Edit Out Slave-Owning Grandfather in Ancestry Doc

    04/17/2015 5:02:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Ben Affleck asked the producers of PBS Finding Your Rootstelevision show to edit out details of an ancestor who owned slaves, according to a Sony internal email exchange leaked this week. In an email sent to Sony CEO Michael Lynton shortly before the shows second season premiere, Harvard professor and Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote that an unnamed megastar had asked producers to edit out something about one of his ancestors the fact that he owned slaves.
  • Louis C.K. Sorry For Vulgar Sarah Palin Tweets, And Now The Pair May Go Fishing In Alaska

    04/17/2015 12:11:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inquisitr Celebrity News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Shelley Hazen
    Five years ago, Louis C.K. posted some pretty harsh things to Sarah Palin on Twitter. And now, it looks like the comedian and the politician will be besties. For the first-time ever, Louis has said sorry for one of his jokes. Those Tweets wont be repeated here, but you can click this link to see Louis C.K.s vulgar 5-year-old rant about Palin (warning: content may not be appropriate for all readers) that he is now sorry he ever posted. The jokes were evidently the result of alcohol consumption and a misunderstanding of how Twitter worked, he explained. The apology took...
  • Jack Welch: We Talked about Brian Williams Replacing Jay Leno (Likes Ted Cruz)

    04/15/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade
    Former CEO of GM Jack Welch and wife Suzy, authors of The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career, talked to Brian on Kilmeade and Friends about why they wrote the book.---snip--- (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Jack Welch told Brian that he is taking a very interesting and deep look into Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he likes what he stands for, has guts, and does what he says....
  • GLAAD Gives Failing Grades to Sony and Disney for (not having enough) Gays in Film

    04/15/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 15, 2015 | Gregg Kilday
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters may be showing up on television with increasing regularity, but they are still a relative rarity in mainstream movies released by the major Hollywood studios. In its third annual report about LGBT representation on film, GLAAD, the gay advocacy group, found that of the 114 releases from the major studios in 2014, only 20 of them, or 17.5 percent, included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. [Snip] Among the inclusive films, the report found, 65 percent of them featured gay male characters, less than a third featured bisexuals and about one tenth included...
  • Hillary Clinton's Hollywood Support Is Reluctant in Some Quarters (Analysis)

    04/12/2015 6:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 12, 2015 | Tina Daunt
    Hillary Clinton's Sunday announcement that she will, in fact, seek the presidency in 2016 is not getting Hollywoods universal applause, as her most fervent supporters predicted. As the first woman candidate and a partner in a political marriage that has close and long-standing ties across the entertainment industry, Clinton enjoys the support from key Hollywood fundraisers but her backing is hardly unanimous and some of what she has is softer than it may appear because industry liberals regard her as a party centrist. Youd be surprised by the number of people Ive heard from who arent supporting her, one...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Eaten Alive on Social Media for Living on $29 Food Stamp Budget

    Gwyneth Paltrow is slashing her food budget to raise awareness about hunger. But sometimes even the best intentions are met with criticism, eye rolls and sarcasm. Last week, the Oscar winner announced that she had accepted The Food Bank for New York City challenge to live on food stamps for one week, with a grocery budget of $29 or about $1.38 per meal. According to the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, needy families are given $29 per person as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, after Congress cut food stamps twice since 2013. Once Paltrow accepted the challenge, she tweeted...
  • Nearly Half Of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Has Leaked Online

    04/12/2015 3:39:53 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 11, 2015 | staff
    Bad news today for HBO, which is attempting to marry the recent debut of their HBO Now streaming service with season 5 of Game of Thrones. As of last night, the first four episodes of the new season, nearly half of the ten total episodes, have been leaked online to various torrent sites. After appearing online yesterday afternoon, the episodes have already been downloaded almost 800,000 times, and that figure will likely blow past a million downloalds by the season 5 premier tonight.
  • Hollywood stars shine for Hillary: Spielberg, Clooney, Streisand and Hanks back her..

    04/12/2015 6:25:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Caroline Graham
    A glittering line-up of Hollywood stars is poised to back Hillary Clinton's bid to become US President by raising millions for her campaign. The former Secretary of State and wife of ex-President Bill Clinton is expected to announce her 2016 candidacy today in a video released on social media. And political pundits say plans are already in place to hold fundraising parties as early as next month. Mrs Clinton's most high-profile Hollywood backers include director Steven Spielberg, and actors George Clooney, Barbra Streisand and Tom Hanks. DreamWorks studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has said: 'Hillary is the best qualified candidate. She...
  • Will Smith's son Jaden steps out in a woman's dress...

    04/10/2015 5:05:35 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/10 | Karen Mizoguchi for MailOnline
    Will Smith's son Jaden steps out in a woman's dress as he admits on Instagram that he has been shopping for 'some girl clothes' lately
  • James Best, Rosco P. Coltrane of 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' Has Died

    04/08/2015 8:15:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ken Tucker
    James Best, best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, has died, at age 88. Best was a wonderfully versatile actor within a self-imposed narrow rangea Southerner who could be wily or stupid, sometimes both and a bit more. He was a gifted musician and acting teacher as well as an actor. Born Jewel Franklin Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, Best came by his show business career naturallyhis mother was the sister of Ike Everly, the father of the Everly Brothers. Most people know him as Roscoe P. Coltrane, a bumbler who was the butt of jokes...
  • James Best, sheriff of Hazzard, dies in Hickory at 88

    04/07/2015 3:24:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com ^ | april 7, 2015 | mark washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Bests career included roles in such movies as The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart and Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Andy Griffith Show....
  • James Best, sheriff of Hazzard, dies in Hickory at 88 (RIP Roscoe P. Coltrane!)

    04/07/2015 12:38:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 4/7/15 | Mark Washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Bests career included roles in such movies as The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart and Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Andy Griffith Show....
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • Lucille Ball fans want frightening statue in stars hometown removed

    04/03/2015 3:56:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 131 replies
    yahoo ^ | april 2, 2015 | Michael walsh
    Lucille Balls hometown, just outside Jamestown in western New York, erected a life-size statue to honor the beloved actress but now it has some explaining to do. Many take issue with the sculptors unflattering depiction of the I Love Lucy star. A self-described big fan of Lucys from Jamestown thinks the statue needs to be replaced with one befitting the comedy legend. Lucille Ball was not only an amazing comedienne, but she was a stunning beauty. Her sense of humor only made her more beautiful, he said in an interview with Yahoo News. This statue looks nothing like the...
  • 24 Reasons The Passion Of The Christ And Man Of Steel Are The Same Movie (Video)

    04/02/2015 3:05:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 4-2-2015 | Jamie Lovett
    The idea of using Superman as a Christ-like narrative figure is not a new one, but a video released online tries to show how his latest film incarnation, Man of Steel, really drives that idea home. So much so that Man of Steel and The Passion of the Christ may basically be the same movie. The theory and video is posited by YouTube user Couch Tomato, who lists 24 reasons why theyre the same. The films actually play side-by-side as he describes them both at once.
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City New York Spring Spectacular, police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein a married, 63-year-old father of five groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. He...
  • HBO blows lid off of Scientology; Cruise, Travolta should stay off Twitter for a while!

    03/30/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    HBO caused a major stir on social media with Sunday nights broadcast of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, a blistering documentary about the Church of Scientology and its celebrity devotees. People Magazine published a teaser for the film Sunday, which was first screened in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Sensational in content but not in tone, Going Clear has been making headlines since its first screening at Sundance in January. It has also upset that secretive, combative and often embattled Church, which in a lengthy statement attacked the film as insidious religious persecution by bullies toting...
  • John Williams to Record Star Wars: The Force Awakens Score in Los Angeles

    03/21/2015 6:44:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Force Awakens Score in Los Angeles John Williams is currently hard at work composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be recorded in Los Angeles. For the recording of the score, Williams will work with members of the superb freelance orchestra with which hes recorded numerous film scores over the years. The music will be recorded over several months while working in tandem with the films editorial and special effects teams on the West Coast. While previous films in the saga were scored at Abbey Road with the celebrated London Symphony Orchestra, this will be the...
  • PopPolitics: Reza Aslan on Why Iranians Love Hollywood, But the Regime Fears It

    03/21/2015 10:54:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 3 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 3/22/2015 | Ted Johnson
    Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that countrys nuclear program as an important step toward lifting sanctions and opening up their society.
  • Must See: Do You Believe?

    03/20/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 14 replies
    3/20/2015 | me
    Just got back from "Do You Believe?". It is excellent. There were so few people in the theatre though, and that was sad but I'm hoping that word will spread and people will pack the theatres to see it. It is so worth it! I was struck by some pretty good names, in the scheme of things, that appeared in the movie. Maybe not A list stars but not no names either. Gives me a little hope that Hollyweird is not completely hopeless. Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepard, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth.... Also, the trailers had some good previews of other...
  • Charlie Sheen Criticizes Obama, in Ebonics, for Focusing on NCAA Bracket over Soldiers

    03/20/2015 5:28:49 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Actor Charlie Sheen sent a message on Twitter Thursday afternoon mocking Barack Obama for working on his NCAA tournament bracket instead of giving attention to U.S. soldiers. Barry Satera Kenya u won't attend a soldier's funeral uhkros da street that u kild yet u hav time 4 brackets? s a d c http://t.co/KM1in5MPio Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) March 19, 2015 The tweet, written to sound like Ebonics and intentionally morphing Obamas name, makes reference to an unknown soldiers funeral and links to a screen shot of the President on TV discussing his Barack-etology bracket for the college basketball tournament. Sheen...
  • LA Marathoners see epic Obama scandal "mile markers"

    03/16/2015 7:57:40 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 18 replies
    IJ Review ^ | March 16, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    The Los Angeles Marathon was held Sunday, starting at Dodger Stadium, winding through downtown LA and Hollywood, and finishing in Santa Monica. Part of the uniqueness of the course is the entertainment and spectacle along the route. Guerrilla street artist Sabo, added a little something extra for this years participants: street_19 Each of the sixteen posters copied the style of the marketing materials for the race. Heres the logo from the race organizers: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.50.47 AM And heres the slightly revised one that was on the bottom of each of the posters: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.51.53...
  • CITIZENFOUR: Catnip for the Snowden Fanboy Base

    03/16/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Mark Davis
    The weeks following any years Oscars are a home film festival at our house, an attempt to evaluate which movies were snubbed on the big night, and which were overpraised. After absorbing the great performances but ultimately unsatisfying payoff of Birdman, and the underappreciated triumph of Still Alice, it was time to assess the documentary feature winner, Citizenfour, Laura Poitras journey through a few days in Hong Kong with NSA leaker Edward Snowden. My political differences with the filmmaker and her subject made me even more curious. She would have no trouble hitting a home run with surveillance-phobic libertarians and...
  • Hollywood Targets the Catholic Priest

    03/13/2015 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    TV and movie producers rarely focus on Catholic priests in their plots, let alone use them as central characters, as in "The Father Dowling Mysteries" or "Father Murphy" in the 1980s. Maybe that's a good thing, because when Catholic priests are part of the plot these days, there is an unmistakable odor of aggression -- mocking, vilifying, and disparaging not just Catholic priests, but the priesthood itself. On March 4, on the nation's most religion-mocking channel, Comedy Central, the late-night game show "@Midnight" featured the comedian Neal Brennan. Host Chris Hardwick asked a question about confession, to which Brennan responded,...
  • 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 Michigans 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...
  • Star Wars to Introduce First Gay Character

    03/11/2015 6:11:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | March 11, 2015 | by Kipp Jones
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Star Wars franchise quieted critics of its primarily white casts in November after the trailer for The Force Awakens revealed John Boyega as the first black stormtrooper, but now the series is growing more diverse and will reportedly feature its first lesbian character. Del Rey Books editor Shelly Shapiro has revealed that the upcoming Star Wars novel Lords Of The Sith, written by Paul S. Kemp, will introduce the first canonical LGBT character in the world of the science fiction juggernaut. Sci-fi website Big Shiny Robot reports the upcoming novel will feature a character named Moff Mors, who is...
  • Michele Bachmann Warns Of Impending Sharknado Outside White House (Cuban is Prez, Coulter is VP)

    03/11/2015 1:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | March 11, 2015 | Igor Bobic
    A star has been born. Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday starred in a cameo for "Sharknado 3," the cult-classic fantasy movie series featuring vicious, airborne sharks riding deadly tornadoes from the sea. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate was spotted with a film crew outside the White House, presumably before the disaster hits Washington, D.C. "I believe they are growing in size. Congress has to take this seriously because sharknado is a real phenomenon," Bachmann said in a scene, before excusing herself for a vote on the Hill a couple of miles away. After several takes, which were filmed...
  • The Shocking Truth About Blacklisted Hollywood Screenwriters

    03/11/2015 1:20:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ray Keating
    Regnery History Hollywood is not exactly known for accuracy when portraying historical figures and events in the movies. Perhaps we shouldnt be all that surprised then when Hollywood gets its own history wrong. Thats been the case with the blacklist of assorted industry communists during the early years of the Cold War. For nearly seven decades, leftists in the entertainment industry have peddled the idea that blacklisted screenwritersespecially the Hollywood Tenwere innocent, nave standard bearers for First Amendment rights who unjustly suffered for their political beliefs at the hands of fascists in Congress and the movie business amidst a period...
  • The poo generation: 'What better icon is there for such a culture of terror?'

    03/11/2015 8:40:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 08, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    When future anthropologists study America in the 21st century and its rapid decline, they will no doubt better understand its code of values (or lack thereof) by examining the symbols and ideas that captured the spirit of the time the things that we held dear. In every generation, there are icons that sum up its core values not official ones, but symbols that really mean something to people: Rosie the Riveter, the American flag, Elvis Presley, the motorcycle jacket, the defeatist peace sign and now the tyrannical Coexist bumper sticker. There are symbols that sum up the zeitgeist...
  • No War Film Has Grossed More Money in Theaters Than 'American Sniper'

    03/10/2015 4:47:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Glory, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers are exceptional war films. But they cant hold a candle to the Clint Eastwood-directed picture American Sniper in at least one important sense: Box office revenue: Worldwide, "American Sniper" has earned $500.1 million, making it the most successful war film ever released. Astonishingly, American Sniper has also reached another impressive milestone: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" was previously the highest-grossing film released in 2014 with $336.9 million, but now Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated war film has taken the top spot. As of this weekend, "American Sniper" has grossed $337.2 million...
  • Tim Burton to direct Disney's new Dumbo movie starring a mix of computer generated and live [tr]

    03/10/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    Tim Burton is to direct Disney's live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo. The iconic cartoon will be remade as a live-action movie with computer generated characters playing the big-eared elephant and his family. To bring the movie into the 21st century, a family story will be added to reflect dumbo's journey.
  • Sam Simon, Who Helped Shape The Simpsons, Dies at 59

    03/09/2015 12:42:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/9/2015 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    Sam Simon, a creative force behind The Simpsons who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59. His death was announced on Monday by the Sam Simon Foundation, the organization through which he donated his money. The announcement did not say where or when he died or specify the cause, although Mr. Simon learned he had cancer in late 2012. The cartoonist Matt Groening, recruited by the producer James L. Brooks, invented the Simpson family for...
  • This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along

    03/09/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along When it comes to contemporary Hollywood films, there's often more than meets the eye. We're not just talking about an elaborate use of special effects and CGI, its those smaller more finite details that are so often easy to ignore. On the set of any movie, along with the crew, actors and stunt doubles you'll also have 'extra's' - people like you and I paid to simply be a warm prop, background fodder if you will. A crowd milling about in a scene or a customer in a shop. Extra's...
  • HARRISON FORD - Plane crashes...actor seriously injured

    03/05/2015 3:38:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 224 replies
    tmz ^ | 3-5-15
    A small plane piloted by Harrison Ford has crash-landed at an L.A. golf course ... but we're told the actor has survived. TMZ has learned ... Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday ... when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. We're told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor. Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital. 72-year-old...
  • Villaraigosa Buys $2.5M Home In Hollywood Hills

    03/03/2015 2:09:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    3,600-square-foot 1977 contemporary home has 360-degree views of the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an art studio. Villraigosa was mayor of LA from 2005 to 2013, when he was termed out...
  • A Comedy of Terror

    03/03/2015 4:13:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Last weekend Saturday Night Live presented a skit that mocked terrorists no, not Tea Partiers, the usual butt of Hollywoods jokes and DHS surveillance, but ISIS itself. The bit got mixed reactions some found it in offensively bad taste, some appreciated the dark humor. This raises a serious question about comedy: is it ever acceptable to joke about terrorism?
  • Maggie Smith to leave Downton Abbey after Season 6

    03/02/2015 3:48:25 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-2-15 | David Hinckley
    "Downton Abbey" is losing its Dowager Countess. Maggie Smith, who plays the sharp-tongued Violet on the beloved PBS drama, told the Times of London Sunday that the upcoming sixth season will be her last. Perhaps more alarming to fans, if thats possible, was Smiths broad hint that this could also be the finale for the show itself. "They say this is the last one, and I can't see how it could go on," Smith told the Times. I mean, I certainly can't keep going ... To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."
  • Rep. Tom Emmer lashes out at fellow Republicans (Fake Tea Party/MN)

    03/01/2015 6:02:20 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 29 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Allison Sherry
    WASHINGTON -- Mere weeks into his first term as a U.S. congressman, Republican Rep. Tom Emmer is challenging the right flank of his party. Just after midnight Saturday, Emmer issued a statement calling out Republican House colleagues who don't support fully funding the Department of Homeland Security because of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (snip) "I am disappointed that many of my colleagues chose to put the security of Americans at stake and waste time playing politics," said Emmer, who replaced Rep. Michele Bachmann in January. "Congress has a solemn responsibility. As a body, we should never hold...
  • House of Cards Season 3 has jumped the shark

    03/01/2015 4:27:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    03/01/2015
    The first couple of seasons were pretty good. Now it's just an homage to FDR and a rant against Walmart. When is Francis going to pay for all the crimes he committed getting to the White Hut?
  • The truth about the Sound of Music family

    03/01/2015 11:09:40 AM PST · by Borges · 118 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/1/2015 | Louise Hidalgo
    When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie? "Everyone thinks the Sound of Music was exactly the way things happened, and of course it wasn't because there had to be artistic licence," says Johannes von Trapp. He is the youngest son of Georg and Maria - the decorated naval commander and singing nun turned...
  • America's Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now

    03/01/2015 7:25:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | James Simpson
    This past Tuesday, Cliff Kincaid held his National Press Club conference, Americas Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now. Cliffs guests included Allan Ryskind, long-time editor of Human Events; Lawyer, author, and 9-11 survivor Deborah Weiss, who describes the breadth of CAIRs malevolent machinations, including influence operations in Hollywood; and Trevor Loudon, the intrepid researcher from New Zealand who has exposed much of what we know today about Obamas radicalism. Kincaid led off remarks, including a discussion of his latest book, Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, and called for resurrection of a new HUAC to investigate...
  • Why Do Gays, Feminists, Actors, Comedians And Whiny Atheists Give Islam A Pass?

    03/01/2015 6:06:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Doug Giles
    For the life of me, I cant figure out why sassy gays, frothy feminists, liberals in Hollywood, late night comedians and whiny atheists continue to rail against Christians while saying jack-squat against Islam. Look, I get why Obama skips slamming Islam. He grew up a Muslim. Hes got quite the Muslim name. And despite all of his Jesus talk and twenty-years of being under the tutelage of Reverend Goddam America Jeremiah Wrights discipleship, everything he says and does screams hes way chummier with Mohammed than Jesus. So I get Obamas reticence to rebuke the Religion Of Perpetual Rage...