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  • Faith-Based Film, 'I Can Only Imagine' Has Strong Opening Weekend, Ranks 3rd With $17M

    03/19/2018 9:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" brought in $17.1 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, going far beyond early expectations and ranking third, behind "Tomb Raider" and "Black Panther." Based on the true-story of Christian artist Bart Millard's life, the family drama opened at 1,629 locations in the United States and received an A+ CinemaScore with an audience that was 67 percent female and 80 percent over 35. This is the distributor Roadside Attractions' highest grossing opening ever. "We felt that the film's inspiring story of hope and forgiveness made for a very compelling collaboration,"...
  • 3/16 - I Can Only Imagine [Must See Film - Released Today]

    03/16/2018 6:55:55 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 20 replies FReepers who have seen this film please post your review here
  • ‘I Can Only Imagine:’ Pastor’s son stars in Christian film

    03/15/2018 9:01:05 PM PDT · by fungoking · 3 replies
    The Pathway ^ | 1/29/18 | Ben Hawkins
    In 2008, John Michael Finley – a student at the prestigious performing arts school at Roosevelt University – came home to Lebanon after his spring semester only to hear bad news. His father told him that Roosevelt University was simply too expensive, and he’d need to finish his college education elsewhere. This news didn’t necessarily bode well for his aspirations as an actor, yet Finley took it in stride. But only a few weeks later, he and his family were shaken by tragedy. On May 31, 2008, Finley’s 21-year-old brother, Army Specialist James M. Finley, was killed in Jalalabad City,...
  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' Director Ava DuVernay Uses Racism to Explain Away Bad Reviews

    03/15/2018 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-14-2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Ava DuVernay, a black activist who directed a whole movie arguing that mass incarceration (a multi-racial problem) is a continuation of race-based slavery, suggested that racism explains why her latest movie, "A Wrinkle in Time," got bad reviews. DuVernay gave a back-handed compliment to Vulture's Kyle Buchanan, who wrote about the "subtle, resonant" theme of the black main character's insecurity about her hair. "You were the only Caucasian journalist of any gender to see it, understand it and seriously ask me about it. Appreciate the chat, the sensitivity and the writing," the director tweeted. snip) Hair is indeed a sensitive...
  • Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ reaches $1 billion globally

    03/11/2018 12:39:52 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Disney’s megahit “Black Panther” has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Disney notes that “Black Panther” is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are “The Avengers,” ‘’Avengers: Age of Ultron,” ‘’Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The film has made $521 million domestically, becoming...
  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' ditches the book's explicit Christian references...suffers because of it

    03/10/2018 4:08:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    This is insider ^ | 3/10/18 | Kim Renfro
    Disney's big-budget adaptation of the best-selling novel "A Wrinkle in Time" falters in many of the same ways the book does— but there was one major change made in the movie from the novel. The film's version of events strips away explicit mention of God or religion, instead trimming down the central conflict to one between "evil" and "light." Though the film adaptation has several critical flaws...the removal of L'Engle's religious overtones leads to a key issue. ....Author Madeleine L'Engle, who died in 2007 at age 88, spoke about the importance of her own Christian faith as it relates to...
  • A Wrinkle in Time Sells the Cult of Oprah

    03/09/2018 5:05:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | March 9, 2018 | Armond White
    What are you?” a stupefied child asks the apparition standing overhead in A Wrinkle in Time. And Oprah Winfrey answers back, “I am a part of the universe!” Oprah’s fame has cost her the transparency to be a believable actress (which she so movingly was in Jonathan Demme’s Beloved), yet she achieves godhead in A Wrinkle in Time, a Disney film devoted to pagan self- worship. It is the second phase of Disney’s black-enslavement program this year (following Black Panther), and black female Ava DuVernay joins Oprah as director of this big-screen secular parable.
  • A Wrinkle in Time Review: Disney's Latest Is a Colossal Disappointment

    03/07/2018 4:25:59 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    MovieWeb ^ | March 7, 2018 | Julian Roman
    Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is a colossal disappointment. The classic science fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle has been turned into a sappy melodrama; utterly devoid of mystery or wonder. DuVernay's approach to the story is to emphasize its outcast element. The result is a fire hose of gushing positive reinforcement for the bullied, angst ridden protagonist. It reminded me of Al Franken's famous SNL skit, "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley"; where he sits in front of a mirror saying, "You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like me". A Wrinkle in Time is...
  • ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is horribly frightening: 1968 review(released 50 years ago, this summer)

    03/07/2018 11:12:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/11/2015 | Kathleen Carroll
    Right to its bitter end, there is no escaping “Rosemary’s Baby.” On film Ira Levin’s best selling novel is as horribly frightening as it was on paper. Few people could put Levin’s book down. By the same token, viewers of the movie at the Criterion and Loew’s Tower East Theatres will find themselves compelled to see it through. It is that tantalizing a shocker. The subject matter is peculiarly repugnant. It is witchcraft, not as practiced in Salem or the like, but as taken seriously in our very own city. The setting is an apartment house modeled after those venerable...
  • Is ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Trouble, Bound for Second Place in Box Office Debut?

    03/07/2018 11:32:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    When “Black Panther” made its record-smashing $201 million start last month, it was expected that it would easily keep the No. 1 spot at the box office until Disney released its next film, Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” But as the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s famous science fantasy novel gets ready to enter theaters on 3,980 screens this weekend, that expectation may have been premature. When tracking for “A Wrinkle in Time” first came out three weeks ago, opening weekend estimates were set at approximately $35 million against a production budget of at least $103 million, according to California...
  • Leftists SLAM new Bruce Willis movie as ‘racist’, ‘evil’ ‘NRA commercial’

    03/05/2018 9:33:47 AM PST · by MountainWalker · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3/2/2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Leftists are slamming a new Bruce Willis movie as a “racist” “commercial for the NRA.” Opening this weekend, “Death Wish,” a remake of the 1974 film of the same name, stars Willis as Paul Kersey, a Chicago doctor who turns vigilante to exact his revenge on a group of men who murdered his wife and brutally attacked his daughter. Here’s a synopsis from RottenTomatoes: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when it is rushed into...
  • What Hillary Clinton did after seeing ‘Black Panther’ is offending black Americans

    03/04/2018 11:08:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 178 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 4, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    It appears that Hillary Clinton just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone… or old habits do indeed die hard. The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee took in a movie on Saturday with dear husband Bill Clinton, and turned to social media afterwards to engage in some old fashioned pandering. (Someone should remind Hills that she’s no longer running for office.) “Saw Black Panther with Bill this afternoon & loved it. Beautiful film, lots of action, and a great message. Don’t miss it!” she tweeted. The film “Black Panther” is seen as a groundbreaking celebration of black culture and...
  • Worst. Oscars. Ever.

    03/01/2018 1:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Have you seen more than one of the movies nominated for best picture this year at the Oscars? The answer is probably not. While two of the nominees actually found sizable audiences (Dunkirk and Get Out), the rest of the field consists of small movies the general public doesn’t care about. Coupled with what many Americans expect to be a 3-hour left-wing political seminar, the broadcast of the 90th annual Academy Awards this Sunday is shaping up to be a Spinal Tap concert-level disaster.If you look past Dunkirk’s $188 million box office and Get Out, with a $176 million take...
  • Black Panther Breaks Box Office Records

    02/19/2018 6:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/19/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Ryan Coogler-directed "Black Panther" has set a new box office record with an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America. Disney and Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, earned the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth biggest opening of all time among other box office records, according to CNN Money, which added that it's also the largest opening for an African-American director. The February opening record previously belonged to "Deadpool," which brought in $132 million in 2016. Media measurement and analytics company comScore called the film an...
  • (Rare Negative Black Panther Review)Bloated with every trope in the genre, too long running time...

    02/16/2018 2:03:06 AM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Films In Review ^ | February 14, 2018 | Victoria Alexander
    Bloated with every trope in the genre, too long running time, lack of investment in the villains and Jon Snow dies not once, but twice. With the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the lack of diversity in mainstream movies and TV being recognized and addressed, its risky to criticize BLACK PANTHER. I have seen the sea-change. Black actors and actresses are being hired. They are being represented on TV series and in films. The New York Times headline was “Why ‘Black Panther’ is a Defining Moment for Black America” might well be a true statement, but is it a good movie? A...
  • The Provocation and Power of Black Panther (supreme moron alert)

    02/15/2018 12:40:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/15/18 | Newkirk
    Blackness invites speculation. The very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. What if European enslavers and colonizers had never ventured into the African continent? More intriguing yet: What if African nations and peoples had successfully rebuffed generations of plunder and theft? What if the Zulu had won the wars against the Voortrekkers and the British, and a confederation of Bantu people had risen up and smashed Belgian rule? What if the Transatlantic children of the mother continent had been allowed to remain, building their empires with the bounties of...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz

    02/14/2018 11:45:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Root ^ | February 12, 2018 | Damon Young
    Black Panther premieres to the general public this week. And as we all already know, it will be the blackity, black, black, black, black, black, blackest thing that will ever happen in the history of black people, blackness and people. So black that instead of ticket stubs, the box office will give you a reparations check. So black that instead of popcorn, the concession stands will sell buckets of white tears—frozen, caramelized and sprinkled with Old Bay. So black that apparently the first 15 minutes of the movie is just an Ida B. Wells hologram playing spades with Danny Glover....
  • Question/Observation From New "Homeland" Binge Watcher

    02/14/2018 10:11:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Self | February 14, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I recently started binge watching "Homeland" due to getting a Showtime subscription when I turned off my cable TV and switched to Amazon Prime. I just completed watching Season 1 of "Homeland" last night and I noticed several absurdities with the show. However, the biggest absurdity of them all is: HOW DID A VICE-PRESIDENT BECOME SO POWERFUL? The President on the show is invisible so far but Vice-President Walden is so powerful that he can even order drone missile strikes? Really? In what alternate universe does this happen? Ordering military operations by himself is waaaaay above a vice-president's pay...
  • 'Homeland' Season Premiere Takes on 'Paranoid,' 'Fascist' President

    02/12/2018 3:30:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    newsbusters ^ | February 12, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    While the the liberal media lauds fascist dictators at the Winter Olympics, liberal Hollywood lectures us (with a wink and a nod) about fascist presidents on Showtime’s Homeland. The February 11 season premiere “Enemy of the State” continues after the shocking season six finale when President Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) ordered the sudden arrest and detainment of 200 intelligence officers for allegedly being connected to her attempted assassination. Despite the attempted parallels to Hillary Clinton from the previous season, the show now seems determined to portray Keane as the paranoid, tyrannical figure that liberals imagine Trump is. Observe how she...