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  • Inside ‘The Mummy’s’ Troubles: Tom Cruise Had Excessive Control

    06/15/2017 1:00:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Variety ^ | June 14, 2017 | Ramin Setoodeh, and Brent Lang
    There were few signs that a major blockbuster was about to premiere when “The Mummy” rolled into Manhattan last week. The marquee of the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatres had gone blank. The carpet was totally covered with black plastic. Security only let guests past barricades after quizzing them about what they were there to see, and everybody had to walk through two imposing metal detectors. Inside the theater, Tom Cruise was jubilant, as he stood in front of the crowd. “Hey y’all,” said the 54-year-old actor. He introduced Alex Kurtzman, the film’s director, as well as the cast members,...
  • 'I Might ... Pull Off a Leg or Two'

    05/25/2017 2:57:57 PM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses. A shocking new video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies. This latest video is a preview of footage that CMP investigators gathered at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions, attended by hundreds of members of the abortion industry each year. (The NAF is a major trade group of North American abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood makes up...
  • ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review: My Big Fat Geek Monster Movie

    03/07/2017 6:11:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 6, 2017 | Pete Hammond
    Thankfully not taking itself seriously at all, the latest cinematic incarnation of the King Kong legend, Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island, takes the story right back to its roots and leaves it there. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts clearly has an affection for a kind of all-out monster movie mash that is given new life in an A-plus production of a B-movie concept. As I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), this reminded me of the kind of Jules Verne adventures I loved, such as Journey to the Center of the Earth or Mysterious Island, mixed with...
  • I do not observe "halloween" . . . BUT-- (nostalgia)

    10/30/2016 2:41:55 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 54 replies
    Self | 10/30/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    . . . I can't help but enjoy the attention paid this time of year to classic monsters and grade-B sci-fi. I'm sure it has something to do with being a little kid during the monster craze of the early 60s which gave us "The Munsters" and "The Addams Family" and similar things. Pop culture historians tell us that it all started when Universal began re-releasing their classic horror movies in the mid-50s and teenagers discovered them. I'm too young for that. But I remember monsters being everywhere in the early 60s even though I didn't really know what a...
  • The Deadly Legend Of Kentucky’s Pope Lick Monster

    05/08/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 05, 2016 | By Tracy Moore
    Illustration: Tara Jacoby Pope Lick Train Trestle Some say the terrifying being that haunts the Pope Lick train trestle in Louisville, Kentucky is a half-man, half-goat. Others say he’s an escaped circus animal that was mutated into a monster by a lightning strike on the tracks; still others say he was a farmer who once had intimate relations with a local goat. Whatever his origin story, one thing’s for certain: the Goatman of Pope Lick has just claimed his latest victim. Last week, an Ohio couple sought to investigate the Pope Lick Goatman for themselves. A woman named Roquel Bain, 26, from...
  • ISIS Hands Out Candy to Celebrate Brussels Attacks

    03/22/2016 4:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 22, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The Islamic State released photos of jihadists handing out candy in occupied Syria to celebrate the terrorist attacks in Brussels.ISIS claimed responsibility earlier in the day for twin morning blasts that hit Zaventem airport and a later explosion at Maelbeek metro station.The official statement on ISIS letterhead in French and Arabic noted "a secret cell of the soldiers of the Caliphate" targeted "places chosen with precision" in Brussels.ISIS promised the "Crusader states" even more "dark days in response to their aggression against our state. And what awaits you will be harder and more bitter, with the permission of Allah."Similarly, ISIS...
  • The Banality of Evil's Brood - Review: Jay Nordlinger, 'Children of Monsters...'

    02/28/2016 10:18:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2016 | Juliana Geran Pilon
    Do psychopathic dictators spawn monsters? Jay Nordlinger's answer is a qualified yes. And it's the qualifiers that make Children of Monsters: An Inquiry Into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators such a riveting and informative read. In the easy, elegant style that is to be expected from a senior editor of National Review, Nordlinger coaxes his reader into a universe of evil all the more astonishing for its ubiquity: the twenty men whose offspring he selects for scrutiny span the globe. China, Japan, Russia, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, five African countries (the Democratic Republic of the...
  • J.J. Abrams stuns fans by dropping surprise Cloverfield 2 trailer... as it's revealed secret [tr]

    01/15/2016 6:21:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2016 | Kate Thomas
    He's been relentlessly promoting big budget blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So cinema-goers were shocked when J.J. Abrams dropped a trailer for Cloverfield 2 during US screenings of 13 Hours on Thursday night, offering a first glimpse at the secretive follow-up to the 2008 monster flick. The director had given no indication he was attached to the film as a producer, let alone that the sequel, revealed to be called 10 Cloverfield Lane, is ready for release.
  • Twitter Says ‘Lamborghini’ Is Trending, But Won’t Tell You The Real Reason Why

    07/22/2015 12:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/21/15 | Philip Wegmann
    What’s the only thing faster than a Lamborghini? Twitter. Putting pedal to the medal, the site has been gaslighting the outrage of millions over the barbarity of Planned Parenthood. This morning, the Internet erupted at a new Center for Medical Progress video revealing Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter haggling over aborted baby limbs. In the clip, the top abortion officer says she’s eager to make the sale at a good price, because “I want a Lamborghini.”
  • Mayor De Blasio’s Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,”wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled “What Killed JFK.” So the obvious question:New York City’s current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:“They were, quite simply,assassinated—targeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced.”.................Whether it’s inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • Little Monsters

    01/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 1-04-14 | The Tenth Crusade
    One could devote the contents of an entire blog to keeping an eye on what the Pope is saying! Today, we find Pope Francis explaining that priests can become little Frankensteins and this gives him the goose bumps. Francis, who headed the Jesuits' novice training program in his native Argentina in the 1970s, also warned the superiors of some of the failings of seminary training, or "formation," such as when would-be priests merely "grit their teeth, try not to make mistakes, follow the rules smiling a lot, just waiting for the day when they are told 'Good, you have finished...
  • The science of monsters

    07/10/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 8, 2013 | Matt Kaplan
    Why do we love scary stories? Matt Kaplan looks at the science behind monsters old and new, and our perverse love of a good fright. In the darkness it came. There was no way out. Cornered and helpless, all who found themselves in this dreaded place knew their fate ...
  • Five amazing transformations with Hollywood movie makeup...

    07/10/2013 3:58:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a little break from politics...
  • Where's the science in the search for Sasquatch?

    11/26/2012 9:40:22 AM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 07.22.12 | Brian Regal
    The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency recently issued a statement indicating it knew of no evidence of the existence of “aquatic humanoids.” This remarkable statement was prompted by calls from viewers of Animal Planet’s “Mermaids: the Body Found,” which claimed such creatures exist. A swarm of television programs, listed as “scientific” and “reality based,” perpetuate similar pseudoscientific ideas that are gobbled up by viewers, especially kids. This incident illustrates a dangerous trend: Viewers’ acceptance of claims made by untrained laypeople as authoritative, and their simultaneous rejection of work done by experts in science, history and politics. This idea argues that...
  • The EPA’s Disturbing Human Experiments

    10/07/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 10/03/2012 | by Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPAÂ’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina...
  • Father and son videotaped allegedly bullying disabled girl with cerebral palsy

    10/05/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/2/2012
    A 10-year-old US girl suffering from cerebral palsy is too afraid to leave her house because her neighbours continually mock her disability. Ohio girl Hope Holcomb has regularly been bullied by her nine-year-old neighbour, but recently the boy's father has also begun teasing the young girl with both being captured on film mocking the limp Hope suffers as a result of her illness. "It started last year we had trouble on the bus, she was miserable she didn't want to ride the bus, cried every morning," Hope's mother Tricia Knight told Fox 8 News. "He treats her like crap, and...
  • Florida man arrested for abusing severely emaciated son

    03/16/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-16-2012 | Tom Brown
    A Florida man has been arrested for the "malicious punishment" of his 13-year-old son, who was so emaciated when he was found locked inside a bathroom that he only weighed only 40 pounds, authorities said on Friday. "His appearance was severely emaciated and described by hospital staff as resembling images of concentration camp survivors," police in the central Florida town of Titusville said in a press release. It said officers searched a house there Thursday after receiving a report about a child being unlawfully caged and abused, and found the boy locked in a bathroom lying on the floor. "It...
  • Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor decapitated

    09/25/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies
    KGBT ^ | September 25, 2011
    Authorities have confirmed the murder of a Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor whose body decapitated and left with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartels. It all happened in the Colonia Madero of Nuevo Laredo around 7:45 a.m. Saturday. According to reports, a woman's body was next to a statue of Christopher Columbus with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartel violence. The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) identified the woman's body as 39-year-old Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro, the editor of Nuevo Laredo's Primera Hora newspaper. Macias-Castro is the third person in...
  • El Chupacabra Mystery Definitively Solved, Expert Claims

    03/28/2011 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Oratam · 25 replies
    .foxnews.com ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bjorn Carey
    Benjamin Radford, author of several books on monsters and paranormal phenomena, managing editor of the journal The Skeptical Inquirer and LiveScience columnist, has released what he says to be definitive proof that El Chupacabra is not real; it's not even a hoax, he said, but rather a leftover memory of a science-fiction film.
  • Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Racial Tensions in Texas Town

    03/10/2011 4:52:23 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 146 replies
    abcnews ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jessica Harper
    The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl by at least 18 boys and young men has sparked shame and outrage in a tiny Texas town, but it has also stirred racial tensions that threaten to split the East Texas hamlet... The rape allegedly occurred last November, and the list of suspects has been growing as arrests keep coming. It's not clear whether more arrests are in the works. The suspects range in age from 14 to 26, include stars on the high school's basketball team as well as the son of a school board member... "Every adult male that...