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  • More thoughts on America and Chaplin.

    01/21/2019 5:10:53 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 20 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 22 January 2019 | Geoff Fox
    Charlie Chaplin was one of the pioneering film making greats in Hollywood but could no longer live in America in the time of Joe McCarthy. The scale of things in America as opposed tp Chaplin's country of birth, England, may have helped him to get the star power that enabled him to do things like establish United Artists and thereby be independent. Not possible now? (Some bid stars can become producers but only as part of a team of producers not as sole producer/director.) To some people in America Chaplin was a communist. When forced to leave America he went...
  • The Big Twist M. Night Shyamalan Needs: He Should Stop Writing His Own Scripts (Column)

    01/21/2019 9:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | January 20, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Quick, name the greatest film by each of the following directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, Kathryn Bigelow, Jonathan Demme. Answers will vary (mine would be: “Psycho,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Nashville,” “Chinatown,” “The Hurt Locker,” “The Silence of the Lambs”), but whatever your taste, odds are that the movies you chose were not written by the director in question. (On my list, none of them were.) There are, of course, countless great writer-directors — Ingmar Bergman, Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, you name it. So it’s not as if it has to be...
  • Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean

    01/20/2019 7:09:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Matt Blitz
    The speedometer climbs as we race down a straightaway in Humble, Texas. As the needle edges to 60, 70, then 80 miles per hour, the 36-year-old automobile rattles and the wind whistles through the windows. Finally the DeLorean zooms up to 88 miles per hour and we feel, just for a moment, like we've gone back to the future. Then, a series of loud honks from the other side of the road, followed by animated waving, awaken us out of our speed spell. “We get that all the time," says DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne, sitting shotgun. “That doesn’t...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Lego Movie 2'

    01/19/2019 4:57:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    In addition to inspiring an abiding meme, becoming the subject of a documentary and a biopic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon be able to add a new accomplishment in entertainment to her resume. The judge will make a cameo appearance in her Supreme Court robes in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, director Mike Mitchell told USA Today on Saturday. "These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, 'Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?' Ruth Bader Ginsburg!" Mitchell told the publication. "And we’re...
  • Christian TV theater

    01/13/2019 2:51:31 PM PST · by Clutch Martin · 17 replies
    Remember in the late sixties and early seventies on Saturday mornings or possibly Sunday mornings real early (around maybe 5 or 6 a.m.) there used to be a type of playhouse 90 Christian drama that was staged on live sets? There was 50s type of jazz music playing for background. A contemporary Christian setting in that they were depicting people living in cities in modern times that had issues that were biblical nature. Does anybody remember those shows? And if so do you remember the name of those programs? And if they are available to view online anywhere? I think...
  • ACTOR DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON Slams ‘Snowflake’ Culture: “Putting us backwards”

    01/11/2019 10:15:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Staff
    Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has considered jumping into politics in the past: “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible.” We wish he would do it because we have a feeling he understands the culture of the leftists who are offended by just about everything. Johnson spoke at the Republican Convention in 2000 (see video below) and is a Registered Republican. He gets that the snowflakes are killing our freedoms including freedom of speech. In fact, the WWE wrestler-turned superstar actor just slammed the “snowflake” culture in an interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star. Johnson...
  • Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80

    01/10/2019 3:10:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2019 | Rachel Yang
    Verna Bloom, who appeared in “Animal House” and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old. The cause was complications of dementia, her family stated.
  • ASC Cinematographers Celebrate 100th Anniversary With List Of Best Shot Films Of All Time [tr]

    01/09/2019 10:25:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 8, 2019 | Pete Hammond
    The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), an elite organization of cinematographers at the top of their field, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding today. What better way to honor that milestone than to create a list of 100 milestone films known for the art and craft of cinematography in the 20th century, and they call it the Best Shot Films Of All Time.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody win causes controversy, awkwardness at Golden Globes

    01/07/2019 2:31:41 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 47 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | January 7, 2019 | James Hibberd
    Bohemian Rhapsody surprised Hollywood by winning the top drama prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, but the film’s big honor quickly turned awkward and controversial. After cast and producers took the stage to accept the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, producer Graham King notably didn’t mention the film’s director, Bryan Singer. Neither did star Rami Malek when he took home Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. *SNIP* Singer was reportedly fired from Bohemian Rhapsody roughly two weeks before filming was completed amid reports of on-set turmoil yet retained his directing credit....
  • 25 Worst Movies Of 2018 That Hollywood Hopes We’ll Forget

    01/07/2019 2:49:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | By Brad Slager
    <p>There was plenty of garbage released into theaters in 2018, so recognizing those misfires is always a lark.</p> <p>The movie awards season is kicking off, as Hollywood celebrates itself for the next couple of months. To break up that effusive monotony, people like me look in the other direction. There was plenty of garbage released into theaters in 2018, so recognizing those misfires is always a lark.</p>
  • Netflix "Free State of Jones" BEST Show to Convert Democrats?

    01/06/2019 8:31:12 AM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 33 replies
    Hey this movie shows how Democrats formed the KKK and tried to keep freed slaves from voting Democrats, which as all of us know is quite correct. I had a couple of far leftists admit they knew nothing about this post Civil War slice of history.
  • Pedophilia hiding in plain sight (Movie: The Butterfly Effect, 2004) [vanity]

    01/06/2019 12:29:56 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 47 replies
    01/06/2019 | self
    I just watched The Butterfly Effect (2004) for the 2nd time, the last being over 12 years ago. Even though Kutcher's on my list of not watching, I couldn't recall some aspects of the movie and opted to watch it again (Netflix); I'm part glad I did, but not for obvious reasons (title gives it away). The first time I thought the displacement concept coupled with paradox was interesting; but I also thought the movie to be bizarre. Now I know why: [spoiler alert] If you've ever watched this movie and didn't pick up on the pedophelia from the perverted...
  • Ten Conservative Movies That Hit Home in 2018

    01/04/2019 9:12:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    It wasn’t all bad news at the box office this past year. The movie industry as a whole may be boringly left-wing, but occasionally a conservative message breaks through, sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally or because filmmakers simply applied themselves to telling the truth. Here are ten films that brought conservative concepts to the multiplex in 2018, ranked according to conservative firepower:
  • Women in Hollywood Suffer ‘Radical Underrepresentation’ in Top 2018 Films, Study Says

    01/03/2019 4:53:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | January 3, 2019 | Matt Donnelley
    While Hollywood women have made incremental gains in below-the-line jobs like producing and editing, they backslid as feature film directors and continue on a path of “radical underrepresentation” in the industry, a new study says. Martha Lauzen’s “Celluloid Ceiling,” a comprehensive report of women’s behind-the-scenes employment in film run out of San Diego State University, hit on Thursday — and its analysis comes with a blazing criticism that Hollywood’s value shift is only lip service until the industry commits to transparency. “The study provides no evidence that the mainstream film industry has experienced the profound positive shift predicted by so...
  • Jane Curtin: ‘My New Year’s Resolution Is to Make Sure that the Republican Party Dies’

    01/01/2019 7:45:23 AM PST · by Bratch · 89 replies ^ | December 31, 2019 | Trent Baker
    During its New Year’s coverage, CNN aired celebrities’ New Year’s resolutions. Actress and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jane Curtin vowed to ensure “the Republican Party dies” in 2019.
  • A memorial video for Alan Rickman (1946-2016) to Stephen Bishop's "Auld Lang Syne"

    12/30/2018 2:48:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    My New Years Playlist includes a number of memorial videos for both actors and characters: Sir John Hurt Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Mitch MillerGareth Thomas Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Susan BoyleCarrie Fisher Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Mannheim SteamrollerDumbledore Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - Guy LombardoJeremy Brett Memorial - Auld Lang Syne - James TaylorJames Doohan Memorial - Rudolph - Gene AutrySnape Memorial - Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
  • The 100 greatest comedies of all time

    12/30/2018 7:54:33 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 296 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2017 | no author listed
    BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made.
  • New Year's Eve in Havana 1958—Take it Away, Godfather II

    12/29/2018 6:09:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 29, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    We all saw it in the Fake News Media’s top educational source on the Cuban revolution, right? It’s New Year's Eve 1958 in Havana and the “U.S.-backed dictator” Batista says goodbye to his crooked cronies (American and Cuban) at a lavish ball, then hightails it out of the country as the brave, noble and chivalrous Fidel Castro and Che Guevara close in on Havana.So far so good—as far as the surface details go. But Hollywood’s implications in those scenes actually trash the truth.….…..Oh? Does my phrase “Fake News Media’s top educational source” strikes some of my amigos as unnecessarily hyperbolic?” I...
  • No, No, No: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Isn’t Socialist, Okay?

    12/29/2018 7:33:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/29/2018 | David Breitenbeck
    In the Boston Herald, Michael Graham argues both that 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a bad film on a technical level and that its message is bad. There seems to be a blooming holiday tradition in certain circles to attack “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This year we have Michael Graham in the Boston Herald taking up the ill-considered assault on Frank Capra’s masterpiece.Graham argues both that “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bad film on a technical level and that its message is bad. His reason for saying it’s a bad film hinges on a claim that the plot makes...
  • Watson and Holmes Finally Breaks Zero On Rotten Tomatoes

    12/28/2018 8:44:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 13 replies
    Rotton tomatoes ^ | 12/28/2018 | Nikos1121
    I'm not sure if anyone has seen the trailer of this piece of crap movie, while at the movies this Holiday Season. Even the trailer is bad, but then again, it's Christmas and the family loves to go to the theater on Christmas Day to laugh. I saw the trailer before watching Clint's Mule. I said to my partner, there is no way, I'd go to see this. I wouldn't go, if someone paid me to go... I think I'd ask for my money back, if I had spent 90 minutes suffering through this one. Fact is, Will Ferrell is...