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  • Noah: Film Review

    03/21/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 20, 2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Darren Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture's most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious, while also pushing some aggressive environmentalism, in Noah. Whereas for a century most Hollywood filmmakers have tread carefully and respectfully when tackling biblical topics in big-budget epics aimed at a mass audience, Aronofsky has been daring, digging deep to develop a bold interpretation of a tale which, in the original, offers a lot of room for speculation and invention. The narrative of the global flood that wiped out almost all earthly life is the original disaster story, one that's embraced by most...
  • Russell Crowe Lobbies Pope Francis to See 'Noah'

    03/11/2014 11:54:23 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/25/2014 | Eric J. Lyman
    ROME – Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been lobbying to get Pope Francis to agree to watch his new biblical adventure story, Noah. But there is little sign that the spiritual leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics will comply. Religious audiences have been split in their views on the megabudget Darren Aronofsky production, which will hit cinemas in the U.S. March 28 and come to Italy two weeks later. Paramount Pictures says that more than four out of five religious moviegoers say they are interested in seeing the film, but some Christian groups say it strays too far from...
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Milken Conference: Al Gore Rocks Crowd With Global Warming Speech

    05/01/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Bond
    But he was most animated, his voice pitching higher and lower and the volume steadily increasing, when he spoke of global warming. "This is for real. It is not made up. The scientists are not in a conspiracy to lie to us," Gore nearly shouted. "The generation of people alive today will be held accountable," he said. "Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold -- they would be well justified in asking of us: 'What in the hell were you...
  • Celebrity hive mind outraged by gun control vote (tweets at link)

    04/18/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    We know we’re not famous actors who earn a living playing make-believe, but would it be OK if just for today we pretended all of this righteous outrage was inspired by the Kermit Gosnell trial?
  • Quentin Tarantino says his mom dated Wilt Chamberlain ("one of the thousand”)

    01/06/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/06/13 | Larry Brown
    In talking about the movie, Tarantino got into how African-American culture was a part of his life growing up. In fact, he claimed his mother dated Wilt Chamberlain in the 1970s. “Black culture is my culture growing up,” Tarantino explained. “Yeah, it was almost like a sitcom the way we lived in the ’70s. She was in her 20s, she was hot, alright, she was a hot white girl and her best friend named Jackie was a hot black girl and her other best friend, Lillian, was a hot Mexican girl. And they lived in this swinging singles apartment with...
  • Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

    11/20/2012 7:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    CNET ^ | |November 20, 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.
  • Even Harry Potter Pic Loses Money Because Of Warner Bros' Phony Baloney Net Profit Accounting

    07/07/2010 11:17:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | July 6, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    Signing a deal that makes anyone a net profit participant in a Hollywood movie deal has always been a sucker’s bet. In an era where studios have all but eliminated first dollar gross and invited talent to share the risk and potential rewards, guess what? Net profit deals are still a sucker's bet. I was slipped a net profit statement (below) for Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, the 2007 Warner Bros sequel. Though the film grossed $938.2 million worldwide, the accounting statement below conveys that the film is still over $167 million in the red.
  • Television Violence, Real-Life Consequences

    10/28/2009 2:26:58 PM PDT · by Bean74 · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 28, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    Violence against women has increased on TV programs, according to a new study by the Parents Television Council. “Women in Peril: A Look at TV’s Disturbing New Storyline Trend” found that incidents of violence against women and teenage girls increased 120 percent on television in the in the past five years, while overall violence on primetime broadcast entertainment programs increased only 2 percent in the same time period. Violent incidents against teen girls on television programs increased 400 percent since 2004. Television programs depicted violence or the “graphic consequences of violence” toward women 92 percent of the time, compared to...
  • Mayhem Main Event at NBA All-Star Weekend-'Police Were Simply Overwhelmed' in Sin City

    02/22/2007 6:51:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies · 668+ views
    An event planned to showcase what is right about professional basketball has been turned into a 72-hour display of why commissioner David Stern can't sleep at night and spends his days thinking of rules to mask what the NBA has come to represent. Good luck fixing All-Star Weekend. The game is a sloppy, boring, half-hearted mess. The dunk contest is contrived and pointless. The celebrity contest is unintended comedy. And, worst of all, All-Star Weekend revelers have transformed the league's midseason exhibition into the new millennium Freaknik, an out-of-control street party that features gunplay, violence, non-stop weed smoke and general...
  • Superman Returns, Crashes, Burns at Box Office (liberal hollywood once again turns off America?)

    07/02/2006 9:03:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 434 replies · 11,632+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 07/02/06
    Maybe America didn't want to see a deadbeat dad Superman who stopped fighting for "the American way" after all.A mere days after the much-hyped Bryan Singer film "Superman Returns" opened, reports are coming in that the film is struggling at the box office. In fact, Fox News reports that the box office take is dropping as word of mouth spreads about the film.The new film had upset some Superman purists before its opening, once news surfaced that the plot of the movie had the Man of Steel learning that girlfriend Lois Lane had given birth to his illegitimate son. Others...
  • Cousins charged with felonies in Holy Hill vandalism (older one expresses no regrets)

    06/10/2006 5:22:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 1,939+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | June 9, 2006 | TOM KERTSCHER
    David Groth Tyler Groth West Bend - Two cousins were charged with a felony crime each on Friday in the desecration of Holy Hill and, according to authorities, the older of the two admitted what he did but had no regrets.Tyler B. Groth, 21, of Neosho and David J. Groth, 17, of Hartford each face up to 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of criminal damage to religious property. Tyler Groth told investigators that he and his cousin used red spray paint in a spree of vandalism at Holy Hill on Tuesday, according to...
  • Hollywood In The Heartland

    09/30/2005 9:25:58 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 1 replies · 463+ views
    GOPVixen ^ | September 30, 2005 | Bridget
    Hollywood in the Heartland GOP Vixen is proud to announce that good friend and poetic contributor Cheryl Felicia Rhoads -- aka Mother Goose -- is launching a regular report on The Kevin Fobbs Show based out of Detroit (2 p.m. EST, WDTK 1400 AM -- listen live online)and call toll-free at 1-800-923-9385. The "Hollywood in the Heartland" segment will have Cheryl -- starting today -- reporting from the front lines of Tinseltown, focusing on people in Hollywood with values. (Yes, there are more than three. And both she and I have heard that joke too many times to count.) The...
  • Michigan Freedom Film Festival Counter's Michael Moore's Moviefest

    07/18/2005 9:59:33 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 4 replies · 398+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July 19, 2005 | Kevin Fobbs
    Michigan Freedom Film Festival Counter's Michael Moore's Moviefest By Kevin Fobbs Just when we thought it was safe to come out from under the Michael Moore Muckumentary movie making, he decides that he want to not only pay his home state of Michigan a visit but he set up a film festival in Traverse City, Michigan whose county went 60 percent red for President Bush in the November 2004 Presidential election. So what is up with Michael Moore? Does he really believe he is doing Traverse City a favor by hosting his film festival in a city and county that...
  • Virginity Lost

    11/23/2004 11:59:12 AM PST · by DTaggart · 8 replies · 5,225+ views
    Slate
    Let's talk about sex On Everwood, the WB's family drama about life in a small Colorado town, Ephram (played by Gregory Smith) has been in love with Amy (Emily VanCamp) since the show's first episode in the fall of 2002. Their tumultuous journey to coupledom spanned the show's first two seasons, which corresponded with their sophomore and junior years in high school. The pair faced many obstacles, most of them resulting from the fact that Amy's boyfriend, Colin, was in a coma. Finally, at the end of last season, Amy and Ephram made it through the wilderness and began dating....
  • Supreme Court Sides With Pornographers Again

    07/13/2004 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 517 replies · 5,732+ views
    eagleforum.org ^ | July 14, 2004 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Do you ever wonder why the internet is so polluted with pornography? The Supreme Court just reminded us why: it blocks every attempt by Congress to regulate the pornographers. From its ivory tower, the Court props open the floodgates for smut and graphic sex. Over the past five years, it has repeatedly found new constitutional rights for vulgarity, most recently invalidating the Child Online Protection Act (COPA). This latest judicial outrage happened on the final day of the Supreme Court term, after which the justices headed out for a long summer break. Lacking teenaged children of their own, the justices...
  • Rosie's Gay Cruise Line Sets Sail

    07/13/2004 12:21:18 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 92 replies · 2,727+ views
    E! Online ^ | 7-13-04 | Julie Keller
    Ahoy, mateys, Rosie O'Donnell's going full steam ahead--her cruise line for gay and lesbian families has launched on its maiden voyage. The first cruise of R Family Vacations, a new company backed by the comic and gay-rights advocate, set sail Sunday from New York for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. O'Donnell was on hand in Manhattan Sunday to celebrate the first of several gay family friendly vacations planned by R Family Vacations. According to the R Family Website, the cruise is a seven-day adventure that will take its 2,100 passengers from New York to Florida to the Bahamas and...
  • PAM ANDERSON’S FEATHERS RUFFLED BY DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S KFC CHICKEN DEAL

    06/17/2004 12:29:08 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 109 replies · 1,007+ views
    PAM ANDERSON’S FEATHERS RUFFLED BY DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S KFC CHICKEN DEAL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release: June 7, 2004 Contact: Dan Shannon 757-622-7382 Los Angeles -- PETA spokesperson Pamela Anderson has sent a letter to NASCAR driver and KFC spokesperson Dale Earnhardt Jr., asking that he use his new relationship with the company, which is based on KFC’s sponsorship of his race car, to curb its suppliers’ worst abuses of chickens, including painful shackling and live scalding in defeathering tanks. Pam says, "Little chickens need a big man like Dale to stick up for them!" and writes in her letter to...
  • 2004 GRAMMY AWARDS CBS 8:00 EST LIVE THREAD!!!

    02/08/2004 3:50:23 PM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 1,166 replies · 701+ views
    46th Annual GRAMMY Awards Final Nominations List For recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003Note: More or less than five nominations in a category is the result of a tie.   General Field   Category 1 Record Of The Year (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.) Crazy In Love Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z Rich Harrison & Beyoncé Knowles, producers; Jim Caruana & Tony Maserati, engineers/mixers Track from: Dangerously In Love [Columbia Records/Music World Music] Where Is The Love The Black Eyed Peas &...
  • SHEILA JACKSON LEE SAYS LIVE ON C-SPAN THAT THE BEST EVER 2004 SUPERBOWL UPHELD FAMILY VALUES.

    02/03/2004 2:06:35 PM PST · by ANDY72632 · 175 replies · 488+ views
    SPOKE DURING LIVE HOUSE SESSION ON C-SPAN 2/3/2004 | 2/3/2004 | ANDY72632
    Sheila Jackson Lee just entered it into the House Records on live C-Span that the 2004 Super Bowl held in Houston Texas was the best one ever and the best one to uphold family values.
  • Conflicting messages from MTV

    02/01/2004 9:19:26 PM PST · by Hildy · 47 replies · 440+ views
    Drudge
    First I read this on Drudge:MTV Statement on Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Incident Sunday February 1, 11:03 pm ET HOUSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The tearing of Janet Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it. Then I went on MTV's website and I found this: Who's Kidding whom here? Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time....
  • Statement regarding the Super Bowl halftime show

    02/01/2004 7:20:07 PM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 467 replies · 1,707+ views
    www.superbowl.com ^ | February 1, 2004 | NFL
    Statement by NFL Executive Vice President Joe Browne regarding the Super Bowl halftime show: "We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced Halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the show. It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."