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  • Critics Are Calling Out Disney for Fat-Shaming Polynesians With ‘Moana’ Character

    06/29/2016 9:25:30 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29 | Jenna Birch
    Salesa calls Maui’s depiction “obese,” and thinks children might get the wrong message about their bodies. “The environment our kids grow up in and what they are exposed to have a role to play. Disney movies are very influential on our children. It is great that Moana is the lead. However, it is disappointing that Maui, one of our beloved historical ancestors from hundreds of years ago, who was a very strong man [and] a skilled navigator, is depicted to be so overweight in this kids’ movie.”
  • Game of Thrones Finale (Vanity - chime in)

    06/29/2016 7:04:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 192 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/ ^ | 6-29-16 | Enterprise
    The opening scenes of the show depict Cerci getting ready for her trial before the seven septons. Now we knew that she would never stand trial didn't we? Well, we weren't disappointed. (I wasn't at least) Loras confessed to everything. The deal was that he would be released after Cersi's trial, but Margaery didn't know that he would have the star carved into his forehead. Meanwhile, Pycelle gets lured off and meets his end at the hand of the children while Qyburn looks on. Pycelle was a go along get along guy. He should have kept his mouth shut, but...
  • VANITY: Free State of Jones

    06/27/2016 4:38:13 PM PDT · by ZinGirl · 73 replies
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/?ref_=nv_sr_1 | self
    Civil War movie. I saw this last night and I highly recommend it. I'm not a Civil War enthusiast nor do I claim to be an expert in either Civil War or wars in general. However, this movie moved me. "and that's all I have to say about that". :) (posting this in General/Chat. Don't want to break any rules or ruffle any feathers)
  • The Gay Couple In Independence Day: Resurgence Don’t Get Their Due (Brent Spiner's Lover Ewwwww)

    06/25/2016 4:31:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 70 replies
    Unicorn Booty ^ | 6-24-2016 | Johnny Gayzmonic
    Roland Emmerich has a problem. A very gay problem. You may know Emmerich as the guy that directs ridiculous summer blockbusters where all sorts of landmarks get all sorts of blowed up. Independency Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. He specializes in wholesale destruction. You might even call it apocalypse-porn. What you might not know is the Emmerich himself is gay, a fact that’s only really been talked about for the last 10 years or so, and even then not so much. He’s made a few donations to gay film organizations, but apart from that the closest thing he’d ever...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Releases 'Hillary's America' Trailer That'll Have You On the Edge of Your Seat!

    06/24/2016 8:55:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Nathan Lichtman
    Dinesh D'Souza, the filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America and America: Imagine a World Without Her, has produced a new film about Hillary Clinton and the organized plunder perpetrated by the Democratic Party. You won't want to miss this trailer for Hillary's America!!
  • Stars premier new ‘Independence Day’ movie with soldiers on Fort Huachuca

    06/22/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    FORT HUACHUCA — Even the stars were a little starstruck. It’s one thing to portray the military in Hollywood, as the cast of the blockbuster “Independence Day” did 20 years ago in a story that featured people of Earth banding together to topple alien invaders. Much of the cast has regrouped, with some new cast members, for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the much anticipated sequel that hits theaters this Thursday. But to visit the troops on their turf and see what they do to defend the U.S. is quite another thing. Two stars from the new film, Jessie T. Usher and...
  • Melissa McCarthy Suggests Ghostbusters Remake Critics Are 45-Year Old Men Living In Their [tr]

    06/12/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2016 | Lucas Nolan
    The cast of the long unawaited Ghostbusters movie appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Thursday to promote the remake that nobody asked for.
  • Disney execs in a panic over upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film (Rewrite/Reshooting after Prescreen Bombs)

    06/03/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 53 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5-30-2016 | Emily Smith
    The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. The much-anticipated “Rogue One” is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards. One Hollywood source told us, “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ‘Rogue One’ will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.”
  • ‘Captain America’ comic likens critics of Syrian refugee programs to Nazis (Red Skull Pro-Trump)

    06/03/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-23-2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The relaunch of Marvel’s red, white and blue avenger puts the ideological views of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s critics into the mouth of Nazi villain “Red Skull.” “I have just come from Europe — my homeland, in fact. And do you know what I saw there? It was an invading army. These so-called ‘refugees’ — millions of them — marching across the continent, bringing their fanatical beliefs and their crime with them,” Captain America’s nemesis says. “They attack our women, and bomb our cities. And how do our leaders respond? Do they push them back and enforce the borders, as...
  • Judd Apatow: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are Probably Trump Supporters

    06/02/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 06.02.16 | Anthony Couto
    Judd Apatow (“Trainwreck”) defended his “Freaks and Geeks” collaborator Paul Feig on his “Ghostbusters” film, comparing the haters — who disagree with the all-female cast — to Donald Trump supporters. Apatow told Uproxx in an interview, “I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy. I would assume they are the exact same people.”
  • Finding Dory Might Be the First Pixar Movie to Feature a Lesbian Couple

    06/01/2016 7:15:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | May 30, 2016 | Hilary Weaver
    Finding Dory hits theaters June 17 — and might be making some progress along the way. The newest trailer features a shot that shows what looks like two moms doting over a baby in a stroller.
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Angry Birds review: Spoilers!

    05/27/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 11 replies
    May 37, 2016 | Self
    Have you seen it? If so, did it remind you of Election 2016 and the Trump campaign? It did me!
  • I swear this is the last Marvel film I see: Captain America reviewed

    05/23/2016 6:56:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 April 2016 | Deborah Ross
    Captain America: Civil War is the 897th installment — or something like it — in the Marvel comic franchise. This time round, the superheroes take sides, with the marketing asking if you’re #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan but not if you’re #TeamNeither, as would be most useful in my case. I swear this is the last Marvel film I will see as I never get anything out of them and whatever I say only sets the fans against me, which is not what you want at my age.
  • Stephen King may have just revealed a huge twist from the Dark Tower movie

    05/20/2016 10:43:45 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Onion A/V Club ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sam Barsanti
    Stephen King tends to be one of the biggest cheerleaders for adaptations of his own work. People who follow him on Twitter know that they can always count on him to post trailers or send out reminders when new episodes of 11/22/63 are available, but one of his recent tweets about director Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of his Dark Tower books goes a lot further than just saying how excited he is for it. In fact, it might even be a really big twist for how the movie is going to handle the original story’s surprise ending—the real ending, that is....
  • BREXIT, The Movie

    05/13/2016 4:33:07 AM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    BREXITthemovie ^ | written and directed by filmmaker Martin Durkin
    On June 23rd 2016, the British public will decide whether to remain a member of the European Union. Brexit: The Movie makes the case for Britain to LEAVE the EU. Brexit: The Movie lays bare the nature of the European Union - and shows why millions of Brits are voting to leave it. Brexit: The Movie blows apart the pro-EU propaganda, and makes the case for an independent, confident and outward-looking Britain. You can watch Brexit: The Movie as a feature-length film, or topic by topic in bite-sized, shareable sections. Brexit: The Movie is a feature-length documentary film to inspire...
  • Film review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Affirms Liberty and Justice for All

    05/09/2016 11:22:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/09/2016 | Walter Hudson
    Hollywood, typically regarded by those of us on the political right as a bastion of hedonistic leftists, has lately been flouting that stereotype. Still in theaters, Disney's The Jungle Book boasts subtle but articulate themes affirming human liberty and the value of capitalism. Dropping over the weekend from the related Marvel Studios, Captain America: Civil War likewise takes a firm philosophical stance in favor of choice over control. Its politics prove so prominent that they moved Salon writer Amanda Marcotte to denounce Captain America as "a douchey libertarian."Exploring the politics of the film will require delving into some particulars...
  • An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate

    05/06/2016 11:24:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 13, 2016
    It’s been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses. Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives. Watching “An Inconvenient Truth” is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and “Futurama”...
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • Not Everyone Agrees On The Young Messiah

    04/09/2016 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    The Young Messiah (TYM) is a film at once entertaining and endearing. An admittedly fictionalized imagining of Jesus as a seven year-old boy, this movie’s treatment of its subject matter is eminently respectful. Not everyone feels this way, however. Dave Armstrong, a “professional Catholic apologist,” concedes in Pathos that “there are several aspects of [the] development of the human knowledge of Jesus…that are legitimate and perfectly orthodox [.]” It is, though, unorthodox and, hence, illegitimate to depict Christ as “growing into… awareness” of His identity, for the Church has affirmed for centuries that, from conception, Jesus knew that He was God (italics...
  • The Boss: Vulgar Comedy one of the Year's Worst

    04/08/2016 5:55:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | John Hanlon
    The new comedy The Boss begins emphatically as a showcase for its star Melissa McCarthy. After a few brief scenes showing a younger version of her character being rejected time and again from foster homes, it’s time for McCarthy’s show to begin. McCarthy emerges onstage with a rock star-type following to great fanfare as Michelle Darnel, who we’re told is the 47th richest woman in America. She’s standing in front of a crowd of hundreds who look to her as a business icon who is spreading her story of success to her legions of fans. McCarthy embraces the role exuberantly...
  • Leftist Heads Explode Over ‘Anti-Muslim’ Terrorism Thriller (London Has Fallen)

    03/23/2016 11:54:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 3/22/2016 | Mark Tapson
    The great majority of movie reviewers lean far left politically, so when they sneeringly dismiss a new Hollywood action thriller as “terror exploitation,” “racist, “jingoistic,” “terror porn,” “outrageously propagandistic,” “anti-Muslim xenophobia” and “the perfect movie for Donald Trump’s America,” then you can take that as a strong recommendation for getting to the cinema. The Gerard Butler action vehicle London Has Fallen opened recently and reviewers are panning it as brutal, cheesy, implausible, and clichéd. Apparently those reviewers are unfamiliar with the genre or feel it is beneath them, because it is generally the nature of action thrillers to be brutal,...
  • The Main Reason Why Audiences Want To See ‘Batman V Superman’? It’s Wonder Woman

    03/23/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the latest Fandango survey, moviegoers say that the introduction of Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is a primary draw for them. The film hits U.S. theaters tomorrow at 6 PM, and some exhibitors have raised their opening-weekend projections to north of $160M. Currently, BvS reps 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and the Zack Snyder film is outstripping pre-sales for all superhero titles at this point in time including The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Advance ticket sales for BvS among all services is figured between $20M-$25M.
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': What Fans Are Saying

    03/21/2016 12:20:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2016 | Michael Rothman
    Last night, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premiered in New York City, and while the critics are embargoed until later this week, some lucky fans who saw the flick early have taken to social media to voice their opinions of the movie. And guess what, they liked it!
  • Actress Jennifer Garner: Filming 'Miracles From Heaven' Inspired Me to Go Back to Church

    03/20/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 03/20/2016
    In new faith film Miracles from Heaven, which is based on a true story, actress Jennifer Garner plays Christy Beam, the mother of a young girl Annabel (Kylie Rogers) who is diagnosed with an incurable and painful disease. Because of the illness, pressure on the young family was high as Annabel had to undergo numerous hospital appointments and procedures. However, one day Annabel was involved in a freak accident and fell from a tree and hit her head. When she came to, doctors discovered she'd somehow been cured. "I mean there's reason there's a movie and a book about it,"...
  • London Has Fallen (Movie Review: Spoilers)

    03/13/2016 11:12:56 AM PDT · by LS · 39 replies
    self | 3/13/2016 | LS
    Secret Service Agent Mike Bannon is back and the Muslim terrorists ain't happy. In 2013, a group of rogue North Koreans---wait, I repeat myself---managed to take over the White House, the president (Aaron Eckhart) and most of the cabinet. Only the POTUS's favorite SS agent, Mike Bannon (Gerard Butler) remained to rescue the president, his son, and, by the way, the nation as the NORKs had tried to abort all the American nuke missiles in their silos. He's baa-aack. Restored to full duty and at the president's side, Bannon accompanies the president and the Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela...
  • Developmental Divinity: a Review of “The Young Messiah”

    03/13/2016 5:02:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Miner
    The Young Messiah, a film based on a novel by Anne Rice, is about Roman soldiers in the employ of Herod Antipas looking to hunt down a boy named Jesus, a rumored miracle worker, who seven years previously may have escaped Herod the Great’s slaughter of the innocents.Sean Bean, who is so often killed off in movies and (as in Game of Thrones) on TV (IMDB actually keeps a list), plays Severus, a Roman soldier who is an almost direct analogue to the Tribune, Clavius, in another 2016 film, Risen. And like that later Roman, Severus is investigating a mystery, except...
  • 'Risen': Hollywood Finally Makes a Great Bible Movie

    02/22/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/22/2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Christian audiences have felt a little burned lately by bad movies on biblical subjects. But one really good movie can change all that. "Ben Hur," "The Robe," "The Ten Commandments," "Quo Vadis?" -- who can forget the golden age of biblical films? But that was the 1950s, and this is 2016. Biblically based movies these days often comes across as, well, less than inspired. Writers and directors sometimes play fast and loose with the source material, leaving out crucial details and inventing some bizarre stuff. Worse, portrayals of God often come across as flippant or even blasphemous. And that's just...
  • "Risen" Review: Religious Film Takes a Unique Look at the Resurrection

    02/22/2016 2:18:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | John Hanlon
    There have been innumerable films made about Jesus' last days on Earth but there have only been a few made about what came afterwards. Written by Paul Aiello and Kevin Reynolds, the new film Risen attempts to explore those days from the perspective of a tribune named Clavius, who serves as Pontius Pilate's right-hand man. Played by Joseph Fiennes, Clavius is a stoic soldier who spends his days doing the bidding of Pilate (Peter Firth), the weak-kneed leader who recently sentenced Jesus Christ to death. The first major task that Pilate gives Clavius in the feature is to ensure that...
  • Race Review: Jesse Owens Biopic Inspires Despite Obvious Flaws

    02/19/2016 9:11:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | John Hanlon
    It would be hard to manufacture a noteworthy biopic of Jesse Owens. Owens was a remarkable athlete who managed to succeed in a nation that was often blinded by race and he managed to win Olympic gold in a nation that was blinded by hatred. His greatest achievement wasn't winning four gold medals as a track and field athlete for the U.S. Olympic team in 1936. It was inspiring a nation and showing people how important it was to look past a person's skin color or religion. Despite struggling to stay on track at times, Race -- the latest film...
  • 'Deadpool' Kills It With Historic $135M Box Office Weekend, Colossal $150M Holiday

    02/14/2016 12:42:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    In a sea change for Hollywood’s go-to genre — comic book adaptations — the very R-rated and irreverent Deadpool grossed a record-breaking $135 million over the three-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend, one of the best showings of all time for a superhero movie and shattering all expectations. For the four-day holiday weekend, Deadpool is estimating a colossal $150 million, a Presidents Day best that beats the $93 million grossed a year ago by sensation Fifty Shades of Grey (official four-day estimates will be released Monday morning, so it’s possible the final number could come in higher). Among other records broken,...
  • One More Reason to Detest Quentin Tarantino

    02/07/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    MoonBattery ^ | February 6, 2016
    That guitar he had destroyed for his movie The Hateful Eight was made in 1870. It was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Tarantino left the clip in the movie because he liked the horrified reaction of Jennifer Jason Leigh, who realized at the time that it was not a replica but a priceless antique getting smashed. Everyone on the set was distraught except Tarantino, who reportedly smiled: The head of the museum was furious when he found out the guitar had been wrecked not in a random accident, but because Tarantino had failed to tell Kurt Russell about...
  • Messiah's Timing PRedicted...miracle nation pt 39

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)Israel has been awaiting the coming of the Messiah. Over the centuries, the Hebrew prophets described him through the Spirit of the LORD. He would...
  • 13 Hours: My review, recommendation, and request

    02/07/2016 3:52:07 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 30 replies
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziMy Review, Recommendation, and Request This is my review and recommendation of the movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The movie has very course language and extreme violence. But it is true to life and not gratuitous. I normally would not see, let alone recommend an R Rated movie...but in this case every adult American should know what happened in Benghazi. These are our soldiers and fellow citizens, and these courageous soldiers on the ground, served us well. But the upper levels of government, particular in the State Department and the Executive...
  • Martian Family Values and Earthbound 'Blue Bloods'

    02/02/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Holed up during the Blizzard of 2016, I was a grateful recipient of our DVD-collecting neighbor's brand new copy of the Matt Damon film "The Martian." Unlike Mr. Damon's stranded astronaut Mark Watney, I was marooned with family and good neighbors, and lacked for nothing. We didn't even lose power. "The Martian" is a fine video for people suffering from the lesser affliction of cabin fever. It's set in stark isolation. As the snow piled up past 30 inches with drifts resembling sand dunes amid strong winds, we identified in a small way with Watney's separation from the rest of...
  • Anybody seen 13 Hours? Thoughts?

    01/25/2016 8:27:32 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    Me ^ | 1/25/16 | thetallguy24
    Thoughts?
  • 13 Hours: THIS is What Difference it Makes

    Combat Action. The true story from the perspective of the military contractors who rescued Americans in the terrorist attacks on the American embassy and CIA facility in Benghazi on 9/11 2012. Woah. Michael Bay, you are forgiven of Transformers. In fact, all Michael Bay haters will have to stand down and admit that this phenomenal action movie is a well-told and entertaining story of American valor. No vain empty action, this is rich and full heroism. I think Bay is probably the only one who could get this movie made because no one can accuse him of political agenda in...
  • "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," Movie Review (minor spoilers)

    01/18/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · by LS · 26 replies
    self | 1/18/2016 | LS
    Anyone viewing "13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" looking for the names "Hillary" or "Obama" will be disappointed. They aren't there. That said, this is the best Michael Bay movie since "Bad Boys II" and atones for at least two of the "Transformers" films. Most people know the basic story: on September 11, 2011, the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, where Ambassador Christ Stevens had arrived, came under a planned attack by Islamic radicals. The attack had nothing to do with a video, as the film makes clear. Stevens only had two bodyguards with him, wanting to keep a...
  • CIA Spokesman Slams ‘13 Hours’ as ‘Distortion’ of Benghazi Events

    01/17/2016 7:23:06 AM PST · by G Larry · 100 replies
    Variety via Drudge ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ted Johnson
    A spokesman for the CIA is criticizing the Michael Bay movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" as a "distortion of the events and people who served in Benghazi that night." The spokesman, Ryan Trapani, was quoted in an exclusive Washington Post story, which also features an interview with the CIA chief in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a siege of the diplomatic compound and attack on the CIA annex. "No one will mistake this movie for a documentary," Tripani told the Post. "It's a distortion of the events...
  • Saw "The Revenant" (Movie Review-Vanity)

    01/17/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 47 replies
    GPH | 1/17/2016 | GPH
    Saw The Revenant the other day with a good friend of mine. I can't say I've ever seen a movie that was filmed as beautifully as this one. The visuals and shots were simply amazing, and the style was very dream-like. In fact, the protagonist often had very vivid and bizarre dreams, but "reality" itself was also very odd and surreal in the way it was filmed. You sort of get the feeling that there is a spiritual undercurrent that you get a sense of in how the scenes were shot, and that is indeed a theme in the film's...
  • I just saw 13 HOURS

    01/14/2016 7:22:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    self | 1/14/16 | self
    not much to say Good movie, not a waste of money However, i guess it was anti-climactic, if our government had changed things since then, it would have meant more, but knowing they are still covering up for the lack of support, which the movie CLEARLY COVERS the repeated calls for it... It is worth the price. Go see it.
  • Anyone see "The Big Short" Yet- Comments?

    01/13/2016 3:59:12 PM PST · by randita · 21 replies
    1/13/16 | Vanity
    We just saw The Big Short. It was an interesting and entertaining movie. The language was pretty coarse, but I've no doubt that's the way those high rollers converse. It was s serious subject, but there were many humorous exchanges. Most of the bad guys were hit pretty hard blame wise (banks, lenders, rating agencies), but there was no mention of the role of government policy over many years (Community Reinvestment Act and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) in leading to the subprime mortgage crisis. Surprisingly, Bush wasn't blamed! I did take issue with the observation at the end that minorities and...
  • ANYBODY SEE “THE REVENANT” YET?

    01/09/2016 9:20:48 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 101 replies
    1/10/2016 | Nikos1121
    Left work a little early yesterday to see a 4:30 showing of The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I ended up in the slowest ticket line, but eventually got my annual $20 refillable popcorn tub, a bottle of lemonade and walked briskly to the theater since by then it was 4:50. I thought for sure I had missed the beginning, which is one my few pet peeves. Nope, previews were still on. Is America the only country where movies never start on the time posted? Thank, God for it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a movie, longer still since...
  • Michael Bay movie to premiere at AT&T Stadium

    01/01/2016 12:15:23 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 22 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | December 23, 2015 | Cary Darling
    You may have heard of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the new film from blow-'em-up-real-good director Michael Bay of Armageddon and Transformers fame. ... ... ... It's going to make its debut at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as part of a promotional push, Paramount Studios confirmed Wednesday. 13 Hours... revolves around the six-man security team that defended the American diplomatic compound at Benghazi, Libya, during an attack by terrorists in 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. ... ... ... Tickets are free through ticketmaster.com and thirteenhoursmovie.com as long as supplies last....
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens--The Dark Side Review (Spoilers)

    12/22/2015 2:57:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jonathan Last
    This review deals largely in spoilers concerning The Force Awakens. Normally, I don't think spoilers actually spoil much, but for this case the viewing experience is greatly enhanced by coming to the movie cold. So I'd suggest you really not read this until after you've seen it. Unless you're not going to see it and are just curious. In which case, go ahead and read. You filthy commie.
  • The ‘secret weapon’ behind Star Wars

    12/21/2015 2:09:24 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 8 replies
    News.com.au ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frank Chung
    GEORGE Lucas may have been the brains behind Star Wars, but it was his ex-wife Marcia Lucas who gave the film its heart. Today, she has largely been erased from the history books. Marcia, who won the 1977 Academy Award for Film Editing along with Richard Chew and Paul Hirsch for her work on Star Wars, was instrumental in shaping the film's iconic moments that would propel it to the status of cultural phenomenon. In his 2008 book,The Secret History of Star Wars, journalist Michael Kaminski dedicates an entire chapter to Marcia Lucas, nee Griffin, who was once described by...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Black Character Controversy: African-American Sci-Fi Fans Battle Racial Stereotypes

    12/19/2015 7:42:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    IBT ^ | December 17, 2015 | AARON MORRISON
    The “Star Wars” universe was a fixture in Patten Anthony’s childhood: He read the books, played the video games and caught the original movie trilogy when it aired on TV. Now at 29 years old, he’s especially excited that this week’s release of Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” prominently features Nigerian-British actor John Boyega, whose appearance in the movie's trailers suggests he’ll play a pivotal role in the story. “When I saw a black man with a light saber, I got a little hyped,” said Anthony, an African-American resident of Atlanta who works in information technology. “At first I...
  • Reading Too Much Into Star Wars

    12/20/2015 5:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    America is obsessed with Star Wars. I'm not making a value judgment, just a statement of fact. It's everywhere, even in car commercials on radio. What the movie franchise has to do with cars is a mystery, but it's probably working because why else would they do it? It certainly worked on me. I watched "The Force Awakens" Thursday at 11 p.m., Friday at 9:40 a.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m. Like I said, it's not a value judgment because I'd be judging myself. No value judgment is being made, but there are judgments to be made in regards to...