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  • The Graduate (50th Anniversary of the Movie!)

    04/28/2017 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Enchante · 45 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | April 22, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    .... ...The song helped. Years and years ago, at his home in Montauk, Paul Simon showed me his draft sheets for the lyrics. He was late delivering the three new pieces he'd promised (Dave Grusin wrote the orchestral score) so he told Mike Nichols he'd had an idea for a song that was a remembrance of things past - about Joe DiMaggio and whatnot. "But I don't know if the song's called 'Mrs Roosevelt' or 'Mrs Robinson'," he said. "We're making a movie here," snapped Nichols. "It's 'Mrs Robinson'." .... Their cleverest scene together is the one in which Benjamin...
  • Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Is Dead at 73

    04/26/2017 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2017 | Bruce Weber
    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock ’n’ roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. His publicist, Leslee Dart, confirmed the death. Mr. Demme disclosed that he had cancer in 2015. Mob wives, CB radio buffs and AIDS victims; Hannibal Lecter, Howard Hughes and Jimmy Carter: Mr. Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) plucked his subjects and stories largely from the stew of contemporary American subcultures and iconography. He created a body...
  • Clint Eastwood to Direct Film on Heroes Who Stopped ISIS-Inspired Train Attack in Paris

    04/24/2017 7:42:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Melissa Mullins
    Forget calling him a Hollywood director. Clint Eastwood is quickly earning the title of America’s director. Eastwood, who has recently directed films depicting American heroes – from former Navy Seal Chris Kyle in the movie American Sniper, to Sully, on pilot Chelsey Sullenberger's flawless emergency landing of a jet in the Hudson River so everyone survived. Next, Eastwood will be directing a film on the August 21, 2015 incident in which three courageous American friends - Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone – . stopped an ISIS-inspired terror attack where a terrorist opened fire on a Paris train. Skarlatos...
  • Best Free Sites to Legally Stream Movies

    04/20/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | 4/20/17 | Ryan Lynch
    It’s no secret that the future of entertainment is streaming, and the future is now. After the meteoric success of Netflix, virtually every content provider on the planet was eager to get in on the streaming game. For many, the arrival of streaming services meant finally ditching their cable companies and their astronomical bills. Unfortunately, would-be cord cutters found that Internet streaming could still be costly. With Amazon, Hulu, HBO, SlingTV and countless others all throwing their hats into the ring, subscription fees can add up quickly.In addition to these paid options, there are a plethora of subscription-free websites that...
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • Christian Bale talks importance of Armenian genocide film

    04/19/2017 8:11:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    the Armenian genocide, an event Turkey does not recognize. “One and a half million people were killed in the most brutal fashion, and I knew nothing about it, and that’s not uncommon ... The fact that this Armenian genocide happened and no one was ever held accountable may have provoked other genocides since.” At least 26 countries recognize the deaths as genocide, but in Turkey it is reportedly illegal to bring up the event.
  • Clifton James, Sheriff in James Bond Films, Dies at 96

    04/15/2017 4:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | April 15, 2017 | Lawrence Yee
    Clifton James, a veteran actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday morning at age 96... James most famous role came on film. He appeared in two James Bond films opposite Roger Moore: “Live and Let Die” (1973) and “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974). He portrayed the crowing Louisiana sheriff, J.W. Pepper (pictured). James would play similar Southern lawman in numerous other roles during his career, including “Silver Streak” and “Superman II” Among his other film credits included “Cool Hand Luke,” “Eight Men Out” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” ...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • North Korea Attacks America’s Moral Cowardice

    12/18/2014 3:59:01 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    A rogue nation targeted a multinational corporation and won.  North Korea has almost certainly ordered the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, stealing and publicly dumping enough data to make a dent in the company’s stock price. North Korea cannot challenge the United States militarily, despite what movies have portrayed.  Regardless of their saber-rattling, and America’s reduced presence on the Korean peninsula, a real attack of any substance against our ally South Korea (or Japan for that matter) would bring a suicidal level of retribution on the North, and they know it.  But they’ve found a vein where they can draw...
  • The Penny Prophet - 100 Greatest Films ["no profane, unclean or barbaric movies here"]

    04/11/2017 4:25:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 2, 2016 | David Caldarola
    Video description: "Take a break from politics, religion, etc, with my list of 100 greates films made. Sorry, no profane, unclean or barbaric movies here - mostly classics."
  • Freeper Advice Requested

    04/11/2017 12:03:49 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 32 replies
    That...would be me.
    I would like to make fair use copies of DVDs in a compressed format for viewing on my laptop or android phone. I have a DVD burner on a Win10 laptop. Any recommendations (other than "throw away that stoopud WinBox and get a Mac or the latest Linux distro")?
  • In 'Thor: Ragnarok' teaser, Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a really bad day

    04/10/2017 12:08:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Christie D'Zurilla
    Thor without his hammer? That can't end well, can it? Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a seriously bad day in a new teaser trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok." He's stuck on the other side of the universe while a big problem brews back home in Asgard: New baddie-on-the-block Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is doing her best to bring about Ragnarok — see what they're doing here? — the destruction of Asgardian civilization.
  • Is there anything better than Netflix to watch current movies?

    04/02/2017 8:16:57 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 77 replies
    Netflix ^ | 4/2/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    Since I don't watch TV and do not have cable, I subscribe to Netflix (viewed via my wi-fi from the internet). I did this in a vain attempt to be able to watch movies at home. I love the way Netflix bills itself as the "largest home entertainment network". Hey, Netflix, I've got the bread and the mustard, and you sure have the baloney! The few made-in-Hollywood-by-professional-filmmakers movies they offer---the kind you watch in theaters---are at least 10 years old and most older. The only currently made movies are their own dreadful attempts. The same with Amazon movies. Otherwise, they...
  • War for the Planet of the Apes | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

    03/30/2017 11:38:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | March 30, 2017 | 20th Century Fox
    In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. In Theaters - July...
  • The Most Infuriating Movie Endings Of All Time

    03/28/2017 9:24:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 270 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 27, 2017 | Looper
    There's nothing quite as frustrating as a bad movie ending. Failure to stick that landing in the final act can totally ruin an otherwise great film, or give us one more reason to hate one that was already a dud. Here's a look at some of the most annoying movie endings in recent memory. And it should go without saying, but spoilers ahead… The Matrix Revolutions | 0:23 X-Men: The Last Stand | 0:59 Signs | 1:44 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | 2:43 Now You See Me | 3:27 I Am Legend | 4:15 Man of Steel | 5:14 Lord...
  • Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress in ‘Town Without Pity,’ dies at 72

    03/28/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Staff Reports and News Services
    Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actress who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Hollywood star Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72... She made her acting debut in 1952 and appeared in European films, including the Italian-made sword-and-sandal drama “The Last Days of Pompeii” (1959) opposite Steve Reeves. Her best-known film was “Town Without Pity” (1961), as a sexily precocious German girl raped by American soldiers occupying her town. Kirk Douglas portrayed the Army defense attorney...
  • Hollywood’s ‘Legacy Movie' Business Under Siege

    03/27/2017 11:50:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | staff report
    The Los Angles Times‘ Ryan Faughnder reports that the traditional Hollywood film business faces several key challenges as a by-product of disruptive technology and changing distribution methods, resulting in a high level of executive turnover at the major studios as the industry attempts to adapt to evolving consumer tastes. From the outside, Hollywood looks like a thriving town with massive blockbusters and growing box-office revenue. But pull back the curtain and the legacy movie business is under siege, contributing to the highest level of executive churn in years. Three of the six major studios — Paramount, Sony and Fox —...
  • Today I watched "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

    03/26/2017 4:38:23 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 34 replies
    Today I was thinking about that great movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and so I watched it on On Demand. I have never seen the whole movies only snippets of it from time to time. But today I decided to really sit down and watch it all and I am very glad that I did. Even though this movie was made in 1939 I was struck by how topical it was. The same old crooked dealings were going on way back then. In the movie there was a corrupt political machine that controlled a whole state. This machine was...
  • Actress-singer Lola Albright (Peter Gunn, Champion) dies at 92

    03/24/2017 11:09:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 24, 2017
    Lola Albright, an actress and singer perhaps best known for her role as Edie Hart on the Peter Gunn TV series, died  on March 23, 2017 at the age of 92. From the Wikipedia article: Albright's motion picture career began with a bit part in the 1947 film The Unfinished Dance, and gained notice in the 1949 film Champion. For the next several years, she appeared in secondary roles in over 20 films, including several 'B' Westerns.Albright's roles in major films included Elvis Presley's 1962 film Kid Galahad; the 1964 French film Les Felins (director René Clément), and the 1967...
  • Next, American movies – made in China

    03/24/2017 7:05:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    Christian index ^ | 2017 | Gerald Harris
    Hollywood produces movies that must be designed to brainwash the American people. If the production and distribution of movies got into the hands of anyone worse than most current Hollywood producers, we would be in for an alarming reality. John W. Cones, in his book A Study in Motion Picture Propaganda, explains, “The Hollywood-based U.S. motion picture industry is controlled by a single very narrowly defined interest group. It further concludes that it is inappropriate for any such group to control a significant medium for the communication of ideas in a society that is as diverse as that in the...