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  • Lebron James to star in 'Space Jam' sequel

    05/02/2016 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WJLA.COM
    Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam" starring Lebron James. The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

    04/22/2016 7:30:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/22/16
    The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend. “Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over. AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be “different” somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
    Admittedly, they don’t seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesn’t approve. We’ve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus’ creepy scifi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens.
  • Newport Beach Film Festival offers cinema variety

    04/18/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2016 | Antonie Boessenkool
    Laguna Beach's LSD culture in the 1960s, a cranky widower befriended by his chatty neighbors and a man who's dealing with the fallout from his reality show days are all stories that will be told at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year. At this, the 17th annual festival, there are more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 50 different countries. It's a chance to see things that likely won't appear elsewhere, especially in the United States. The festival starts this Thursday and runs until the following Thursday. "The largest misconception about any film festival is that these...
  • Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

    04/14/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Robert D. McFadden
    Anne Jackson, a distinguished star of the stage who was half of one of America’s best-known acting couples, sharing much of a long and distinguished career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Katherine Wallach. If not quite on the same level of stardom as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne or Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Wallach came close. From the early 1950s to 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they captivated...
  • Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman

    04/14/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Critics are nearly unanimous: The movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dog. That didn’t prevent the producers from grossing $193.2 million within four days of its March 25 release date, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 29 percent rating, which is the same score given to “Dumb and Dumber To” (that's not a typo) and “Grudge Match” — a boxing movie featuring the fight between then 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone and 70-year-old Robert DeNiro. ForTheRecord says: The Michigan film office granted the production company a $35 million taxpayer subsidy in...
  • Mark Rylance to Reteam With Steven Spielberg in ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

    04/12/2016 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/11/2016 | Justin Kroll
    The story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
  • Exclusive: ‘Midnight Special’ Director Shares How Fatherhood Squashed His ‘Narcissism’

    04/10/2016 4:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Midnight Special is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller. It follows a father’s journey to protect his supernaturally gifted son from the federal government and a zealous religious group who thinks the young boy is their savior. It may be a paranormal plot, but the story behind the script is one that is all too real for Director Jeff Nichols. In an exclusive interview with Townhall, he shares how his own relationship with his son inspired his newest – and most ambitious – film yet. Being a director means he is “narcissistic” by default, Nichols jocosely said. He kind of has to...
  • 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, itÂ’s time for McCarthyÂ’s show to begin. McCarthy emerges onstage with a rock star-type following to great fanfare as Michelle Darnel, who weÂ’re told is the 47th richest woman in America. SheÂ’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...
  • Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film

    Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the miraculous true stories and positive message films, Risen, the tale of a skeptical Roman soldier Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) encountering the risen Christ (Cliff Curtis), is the one that caught the attention of Krista Bontrager, the dean of online learning at Reasons to Believe. I sat down to talk with her about Risen and the challenges of Christian filmmaking. (Spoiler warning.) **** MM: What makes Risen stand out among other...
  • 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of ...

    04/03/2016 11:31:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2016 | Keith Sharon
    Full title: 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of his last crime A new film – “The Night Stalker,” starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Richard Ramirez – is set to premiere in Orange County in early June after producers decided the movie should be seen in an area that the serial killer terrorized in 1985. “We wanted to open in a place where he had an impact,” producer Matt Brady said. The film will be screened at The Frida Cinema, the art house theater in downtown Santa Ana, about 20...
  • Everything Wrong With The Martian - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (SPOILERS!)

    04/01/2016 10:02:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2016 | CinemaSins
    The Martian was one of the biggest hits of 2015, and was nominated for tons of year-end awards. But being as it's set in space and in the near future, we thought it best to bring back Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to help us separate this movie's sins from its wins.
  • Kate Beckinsale means business in first Love & Friendship trailer [Austen juvenilia]

    03/24/2016 6:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joey Nolfi
    Kate Beckinsale is cracking down on her fellow actors in the first full trailer for Oscar nominee Whit Stillman’s Sundance costume comedy, Love & Friendship. The clip, released Wednesday, introduces Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow who retreats to her in-laws’ estate as a means to escape circulating rumors about her social life. While there, she attempts to find a suitable partner for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), and herself. The film, adapted from Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, features a supporting cast that includes Chloë Sevigny as Alicia Johnson, Xavier Samuel as Reginald DeCourcy, and Stephen Fry as Mr....
  • “Wrath of Khan” To Get 4K Release (Star Trek II)

    03/13/2016 2:57:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | March 13, 2016 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Nicholas Meyer, who directed one of Star Trek’s most-popular films “The Wrath of Khan”, has announced that the film will receive a 4K/Ultra HD release.
  • 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...
  • Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Will Perform His Score to the Silent Film 'Ben-Hur' in

    03/12/2016 5:51:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 12, 2016
    Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for the Police, immediately strikes one as friendly and lively when reached by phone recently at his home in Los Angeles. A reporter needs only toss up a question and sit back and listen. A film composer for many years, Copeland has lately taken up – for want of a better term, or one he likes – classical music, and is at work on his fifth opera. His score for the silent film version of “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” a mix of symphonic rock and contemporary classical, brings him to the...
  • Asian Movie Weekend: Love is a Many Stupid Thing 2004

    03/11/2016 9:27:42 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2004
    No English Subtitles this week but the movie is visual slapstick and you will not have any trouble following the plot. This one is a tremendous amount of fun. Lots of well know Hong Kong Comic actors in this one Love is a Many Stupid Thing
  • For Chuck Norris' birthday, his 5 most badass movies and a bunch of Norris "facts"

    03/10/2016 7:21:58 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 19 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/10/16 | HarpyGoddess
    Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris doesn’t call the wrong number, you answer the wrong phone. Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did. When Chuck Norris crosses the street the cars have to look both ways. Death once had a near-Chuck Norris experience. Once a cobra bit Chuck Norris’ leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died. Chuck Norris sleeps with a pillow under his gun. Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one. Chuck Norris can...
  • Canada Bankrolling More Female Directors to Close Gender Gap

    03/09/2016 6:11:00 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/8/2016 | Etan Vlessing
    The National Film Board of Canada, the country's public filmmaker, has promised half the movies it finances will be directed by women. Those urging Hollywood to close the pay and opportunity gap for women directors should cast an envious eye to Canada. The National Film Board of Canada, the country's government-funded film producer, on Tuesday announced it will ensure at least half of its productions will be directed by women, and half of all production financing will go towards helping women tell their own stories.
  • Fargo turns 20 today. Its fans are still arguing about this scene

    03/08/2016 10:13:29 AM PST · by Borges · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | 3/8/2016 | Todd VanDerWerff
    If you talk about Fargo — the Coen brothers' classic Midwestern rural noir/comedy of manners that was first released March 8, 1996 — long enough, you'll inevitably touch on a part of the movie that's destined to provoke arguments: Just what is that Mike Yanagita scene about, anyway?
  • Hail, Caesar! ... Mark Steyn

    03/02/2016 9:57:04 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 27 Feb 2016 | Mark Steyn
    On the eve of the Oscars, here's a new film from the Coen brothers that's far droller and more genuinely subversive of Hollywood than the self-serving leaden propagandizing of Trumbo. As producers, directors, writers and pseudonymous editors, Joel and Ethan Coen have spent their careers successfully mining a contemporary seam of old-time studio forms such as screwball and noir. This time they have to be proficient at every genre - from elegant drawing-room comedy to splashy aquatic musicals Hail, Caesar! is a day in the life of a 1951 studio fixer called "Eddie Mannix". There once was a real-life Eddie...
  • R.I.P. George [George Kennedy - from a long time friend]

    03/01/2016 9:31:27 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 41 replies
    burtprelutsky.us ^ | March 1, 2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    R.I.P., GEORGE By Burt Prelutsky George Kennedy died recently. It ended a friendship that had lasted nearly half a century. I first heard from Kennedy in 1967when, in my role as movie critic for Los Angeles magazine, I predicted he would win an Oscar for his performance as Dragline in “Cool Hand Luke.” He wrote me a thank-you letter. I, in turn, invited him to my housewarming. Much to my surprise, he showed up with his wife, but stayed only briefly because they had already committed to another party. As a housewarming gift, he brought me the LP of Lalo...
  • George Kennedy 'Naked Gun' Star Dead at 91

    02/29/2016 2:00:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 29, 2016
    George Kennedy, star of "Cool Hand Luke" and the 'Naked Gun' movies, has died at the age of 91 ... TMZ has learned. George's grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for "Cool Hand Luke." He also starred in all 3 of the 'Naked Gun' flicks, "Airport 1975," "Earthquake" and many many more....
  • Prof. Max Torres comments on Book behind upcoming Wall St. movie The Big Short

    02/19/2016 7:01:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    Ave Maria Radio ^ | 10/29/2010 | Al Kresta
    How the Financial Meltdown Happened Al Kresta's "Finance Fridays" Audio-Podcast, Book & Movie Reviews. Ten interviews with business professor Dr. Max Torres, "tracing the spiritual, moral, economic & political undergirdings of the September 2008 financial meltdown". (This web page is necessary for hosting the interviews because the Ave Maria Radio podcast-archive system is very difficult to navigate.)Donate to Ave Maria Radio The Interviewer Al Kresta† The Expert GuestMax Torres‡ The interviews are now queued to start at the beginning of each podcast. No. Interview Date ShowTitle Author/DirectorBook Link/Movie Site BookMovie 1 9/10/2010 Architects of RuinHow big government liberals wrecked...
  • Oscar Enters The Space Age

    02/27/2016 5:53:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    NukeMars.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | A.A. Kidd
    There were some surprising science fiction nods among the major Oscar nominations this year. Despite complaints about STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS not getting a nomination for Best Picture (and in my opinion, it didn't deserve one), both MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and THE MARTIAN managed to secure Best Picture nominations. I only caught the last fifteen minutes of FURY ROAD on cable, so I can't really judge it beyond that, but THE MARTIAN while not perfect, was one of the better movies in a mediocre year for movies, and so I have no problem with its nomination. Ridley Scott...
  • Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    02/27/2016 1:04:23 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 32 replies
    Michael Medved Show ^ | January 5, 2016 | Michael Medved
    Best Movies of 2015 1. Brooklyn 2. The Revenant 3. Bridge of Spies 4. The Martian 5. The Big Short 6. MacBeth 7. The Peanuts Movie 8. Captive 9. Ricki and the Flash 10. Spotlight Worst Movies of 2015 1. The Night Before 2. Sisters 3. Dark Places 4. The Last Witch Hunter 5. Hot Pursuit 6. The Visit 7. Chi-raq 8. A Walk in the Woods 9. Ted 2 10. Burnt
  • J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Coming to ‘Star Wars’ [may the ZOT be with you]

    02/26/2016 7:26:34 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 128 replies
    Two months and two billion box office dollars later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reaped huge returns for Disney with its most progressive episode yet. Now that Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn have given the Star Wars franchise its first female Jedi and black lead, respectively, does its fearless director J.J. Abrams see a future for a gay character in the galaxy? “Of course!” Abrams said Thursday night at his Bad Robot HQ, where he hosted the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards ahead of Sunday’s Oscars, where The Force Awakens is nominated in five categories. “When...
  • REVIEW: Movie “Risen” is a “resurrection mystery” and a reflection on death

    02/26/2016 3:11:03 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 25, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I went to see Risen yesterday.It starts like a mystery novel/show, but not a murder mystery. It’s a resurrection mystery.Its starting point is the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, which could become a dangerous political flashpoint for the embattled Pontius Pilate on the eve of a visit from the Emperor Tiberius.The main character is, of course, the Body of the Risen Lord. But the other main character is that of a Roman military Tribune, Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), who is tasked to find the body of the crucified Nazarean after his fanatic disciples steal it...
  • 'Idiocracy' writer: I never expected my movie 'to become a documentary'

    02/25/2016 7:52:40 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2016 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    The man behind the 2006 cult sci-fi film “Idiocracy” is lamenting that his fictional movie appears to have become reality. "I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary,” tweeted screenwriter Etan Cohen in an apparent jab at the 2016 presidential race.
  • On Lenten films, and faith where it's least expected

    02/22/2016 10:59:20 PM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 19, 2016 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Exactly 12 years ago this month (February 25) Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ. Gibson set a new standard in religiously themed films by drawing together superior acting (Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci and talented unknowns), directing (Gibson himself) and other excellent production values, and combining them with a compelling story (Christ's Passion) and ample financial resources. Gibson's film is one of the great biblical screen adaptations. It's as powerful now as when it was released. It's deeply moving, but it's also free of the sentimentality that can often ruin movies that deal with saints or faith or Scripture....
  • "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...
  • '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...
  • It's a miracle! Hollywood finally tells a great Bible story

    02/18/2016 4:21:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Foxx News.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Let's be honest. Hollywood does not exactly have the best track record when it comes to producing accurate faith-based movies. Remember the giant rock creatures from "Noah"? So when I heard that Sony Pictures was about to release a faith-based film called "Risen", I was a bit skeptical. Typically faith-based movies are faith-bashing movies. And when "Risen" earned three-and-a-half stars from the left wingers at the Seattle Times, I was incredulous. But when I saw the film's trailer, I was astonished - Hollywood got it right. "Risen" is a powerful telling of the aftermath of the resurrection of Jesus told...
  • George Gaynes, a versatile character actor, dies at 98.

    02/16/2016 8:53:23 PM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/2016 | Robert D McFadden
  • Christian Movie Recommendations

    02/16/2016 2:17:55 PM PST · by Justice · 144 replies
    2/16/16 | Vanity
    I am hosting a dinner and movie night for my pastor, his wife and other church members. I am turning to Freepers for some good Christian movie recommendations. The last night like this we enjoyed "War Room". What might be some other uplifting suggestions? Missionary stories, church history r current or whatever. Thanks to all in advance.
  • '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,...
  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    ew.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Child Star Tommy Kelly dead at 90

    02/10/2016 5:04:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 10, 2016 | fox
    Tommy Kelly, who played the titular boy hero in the 1938 movie "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died. He was 90. Kelly suffered congestive heart failure on Jan. 25 in Greensboro, N.C., his son announced Tuesday. Along with the adaptation of the Mark Twain novel for which he's best known, Kelly appeared in "Gone With the Wind," "He Walked By Night," and "The West Point Story" before retiring from Hollywood at age 25.
  • Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office

    03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted": "Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million...
  • 5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money

    02/10/2016 8:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CATHOLIC ONLINE ^ | 02/10/2016
    Faith-based films with an overt Christian message have been making inroads in the nation's box offices. The film industry is responding to audiences who want Christian themes in their entertainment, and even more films that are Christian are coming to theaters in 2016. To date, most of the Christian films released to date have been low budget, independent affairs. This year sees a new faith-based film from America's leading film director, Martin Scorsese and a lavish Biblical picture about the resurrection, "Risen." According to Ryan Duncan on the Crosswalk blog, these five Christian films coming to theaters in 2016 are...
  • Turner Classic Movies is running a Steve McQueen marathon tomorrow night

    02/09/2016 9:27:49 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    TCM ^ | N/A | Self
    Just a heads up for fellow Steve McQueen fans. TCM is showing The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon tomorrow night (2/10/16)
  • Coen brothers on #OscarsSoWhite: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans

    02/08/2016 6:28:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 84 replies
    JTA ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ron Kampeas
    Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans. The Oscars So White controversy, #OscarsSoWhite, may reflect a real problem, the film writing-directing-producing duo agreed: Money drives commercial movies, people who invest money want more of what has worked in the past and it's daunting for minorities to break into that cycle. But the brothers balked at the notion that film creators bear personal responsibility for promoting diversity, arguing you write what you know. "Take any particular actor or writer or filmmaker, and you go,...
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • There's talk about bringing back the Black Oscars

    02/05/2016 5:23:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    They gathered at the Beverly Wilshire, the men in tuxes, the women draped in evening gowns. The finest black talent in Hollywood was there that night in 2002, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, James Lassiter, Doug McHenry and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs among them. It was an annual gathering held at one posh hotel or another on the eve of the Academy Awards. Officially, it was called the Tree of Life Awards. But most people called it by its informal name: the Black Oscars.