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  • A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig [upcoming movie about H'wood secret gay past]

    07/17/2018 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 07/16/2018 | By Brooks Barnes
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It’s hard to know where to begin,” said Matt Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair special correspondent turned documentary filmmaker, as he dryly started to describe his new movie, which looks at closeted luminaries during Hollywood’s Golden Age. “There’s a story about Cole Porter and multiple carloads of guys, but it’s probably not printable.” Oh, dear. Best, then, to start in 2012. In an X-rated, best-selling memoir published that year, a former Marine named Scotty Bowers recounted how, between 1946 and the mid-1980s, he ran a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual people in the film...
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend

    07/15/2018 4:27:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tamar Auber
    Director Rob Reiner‘s new movie Shock and Awe is a movie about journalists. According to the movie’s description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is “based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ‘got it right’ in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.” Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th. According to Box Office Mojo, for...
  • Thailand cave movie: Hollywood producers already on the scene

    07/10/2018 2:51:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies ^ | July 10, 2018 | Megan Palin
    “THIS will make a great movie some day.” It’s a sentiment that’s echoed around the globe as millions of people watch on and champion the ongoing rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave, in the country’s north. But for some Hollywood producers, there’s no time to waste, and “some day” may as well be now. A US film crew has already arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system in Chiang Rai province as one of the world’s most daring rescue operations enters its third day. Divers are expected to...
  • Class, Acceptance and the KKK: These Movies Have Something to Say

    07/08/2018 12:57:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Urban Hollywood ^ | July 6, 2018 | Matthew Carey
    Hollywood tends to pack summer with escapist flicks — popcorn movies that have little to do with the real world, unless you consider rampaging dinosaurs a pressing societal problem. But these five socially-conscious films are sneaking into cinemas, and each has something compelling to say. Sorry To Bother You This surrealistic comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) and Tessa Thompson (Creed) is earning rave reviews for wicked social satire that touches on race, class and capitalism. Stanfield plays Cassius Green, a telemarketer in Oakland whose career takes off once he adopts a “white” telephone voice with customers. Reviewer Kam Williams...
  • Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

    07/03/2018 6:29:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018 | David Bauder
    Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama By: By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer May 21, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In announcing a deal that had been rumored since March, Netflix offered no specifics on what shows they would make. Netflix said the Obamas would make "a diverse mix of content," potentially including scripted and unscripted...
  • "Death of a Nation" by Dinesh D'Souza - Trailer Released

    06/29/2018 9:35:54 AM PDT · by nwrep · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 29, 2018 | NA
    Trailer for "Death of a Nation" by Dinesh D'Souza.
  • Movies That Are 30 Years Old This Year

    06/26/2018 4:02:40 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 June 2018 | Twitter
    Die Hard Cocktail Working Girl Big Beetlejuice Coming to America Rain Man They Live Rambo III The Accused The Naked Gun Who Framed Roger Rabbit Twins Bloodsport Colors Young Guns Willow Scrooged
  • Boycott Alert 'Boundaries' Starring Peter Fonda Opens in Theaters June 22

    06/20/2018 2:48:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 83 replies ^ | 6/20/2018 | @AnOpenSecret
    BOYCOTT ALERT ‘Boundaries’ Starring Peter Fonda Opens in Theaters June 22 Fonda advocated for 12 year old Barron Trump to be put in a cage with pedophiles Fonda said Hollywood Director Roman Polanski “wasn’t a criminal” in 2009.
  • Munich ... Mark at the Movies

    06/17/2018 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 16 June 2018 | MakSteyn
    I had a lovely time on Friday night in Toronto with Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who were kind enough to present me with the first George Jonas Freedom Award. And so I thought it might be appropriate to have a (sort of) George Jonas film. Unfortunately it somewhat departed from George's source material - and due, I understand, to a bit of carelessness on his agent's part George never made much money from it. Nevertheless: A third of a century ago George Jonas wrote a book called Vengeance, about the targeted assassinations of various dodgy Arab figures that...
  • Star Wars Author Paul Kemp Thinks Certain Star Wars Fans Are “Detestable”

    06/16/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 52 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | June 14, 2018 | John F. Trent
    After Star Wars author Chuck Wendig called Star Wars fans white supremacists and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson referred to them as manbabies, Star Wars author Paul Kemp believes certain Star Wars fans are “detestable.” Kemp has written a number of Star Wars novels including Lords of the Sith, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Deceived, Crosscurrent, Riptide, and more. Over the weekend, Kemp decided to attack certain Star Wars fans calling them “detestable human being[s]” if they use the terms “forced diversity, SJW, or politically correct, or whatnot.” Paul S. Kemp ✔ @Paulskemp 11 Jun Since I follow...
  • Review: John Travolta’s “Gotti” Movie Is the $9.99 All You Can Eat Buffet Version of “Goodfellas”

    06/15/2018 9:23:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | June 15, 2018 12:41 am | by Roger Friedman
    “Gotti” starring John Travolta is just as bad as you might imagine, and then some. I can’t say I blame director Kevin Connolly, who took over from a long series of unfortunate incidents that led to this production. Connolly was hamstrung by Travolta, by a really grossly bad script, and a series of producers some of whom had criminal records. Last night’s premiere of “Gotti” was entertaining more for the celebrities who showed up– Regis and Joy Philbin, Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber, former police commissioner Ray Kelly and his wife Veronica, and their broadcaster son Greg among them....
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Finalized

    06/10/2018 1:34:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Disney analysts are tabulating all angles on why Solo failed to hit light speed at the box office.  Was it because of "franchise fatigue" less than six months after the previous Star Warsfilm?  The movie's troubled production?  Did Alden Ehrenreich lack convincing resemblance to a young Harrison Ford? The answer the suits in the Mouse House may refuse to acknowledge was provided by a store associate as I looked for a dog toy: "I didn't know what an ess-jay-dubya was until I heard about Lando being pansexual.  I don't want ess-jay-dubyas messing up Star Wars." Neither did other longtime fans.  "Pansexual," stated by one of Solo's writers a week before the...
  • What if Star Wars never happened?

    06/09/2018 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 102 replies
    Polygon ^ | 06/07/18 | Kevin Lincoln
    Imagining a world where George Lucas’ space fantasy didn’t revolutionize Hollywood Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from...
  • Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Likely to Walk Off With $41 Million Debut

    06/09/2018 9:31:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | June 9, 2018 | Erin Nyren
    “Ocean’s 8” is on its way to a solid opening weekend of about $41 million from 4,145 North American locations. Warner Bros.’ women-led heist film, the fourth in the rebooted Ocean’s series, earned $15.8 million Friday, including $4 million from Thursday night previews. Earlier forecasts had placed the film in the $30 million to $44 million range. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie, along with Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway. Ocean unites the women to pull off a diamond heist at the Met Gala. Gary Ross directs from a...
  • ROKU USERS and other movie buffs Two movies to recommend

    06/08/2018 2:54:02 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 33 replies ^ | 6/8/18 | me myself & I
    Something to entertain this weekend ROKU users, Tubi TV is offering at no charge this movie (with Samuel L. Jackson) "THE RED VIOLIN".Movie synopsis Vudu is also offering for rental. Though some might consider this a film for females, it truly is much more and even males might find themselves intrigued. After all, Jackson is here, as well as a mystery. The other film is from 1950 - "LAST HOLIDAY" with Alec Guinness. A remake of this film from ‎Queen Latifah was done in the past few years, but certainly cannot be compared to the first. The movie seen 20...
  • Halloween releases first official trailer with Jamie Lee Curtis hunting down Michael Myers

    06/08/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2018 | Ashley Rose
    Michael Myers is back and still scary as ever in the new Halloween movie. The highly anticipated trailer from the infamous 1970s horror flick dropped Friday, and even though Mike's 60-years-old this time around, he's ready to kill again. After much anticipation, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have revealed the first trailer for Halloween and it may easily give you nightmares for weeks.
  • Ocean’s 8 steals a mixed bag of reviews: Here’s what critics are saying

    06/06/2018 1:53:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 6, 2018 | Joey Nolfi
    Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling & Co. plotted to snatch a string of glistening gems in Gary Ross’ star-studded heist flick Ocean’s 8, but the ladies of the blockbuster comedy have instead made off with a mixed bag of critical reactions. Though widely regarded as one of the summer’s most anticipated cinematic releases, Ocean’s 8 — a spin-off of producer Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 Ocean’s Eleven remake — hasn’t quite stuck its landing with critics.
  • ATTENTION ROKU USERS - Channel Pluto

    06/03/2018 11:10:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies
    Pluto Channel on ROKU has several good movies available this month. Mickey Rourke stars in the quirky movie "ASHBY" Also they offer Clint Eastwood in "The Line of Fire", Sean Connery in "The Untouchables", and the family friendly film of "Hugo" for a Sunday afternoon view. A pleasant Sunday afternoon to all.
  • Box Office: ‘Solo’ Is Officially a Disaster as Media Cover Up Why

    06/02/2018 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/18 | John Nolte
    With no serious competition opening at the box office, Solo has officially collapsed with a catastrophic -68 percent drop in its second weekend. After grossing a measly (we are talking about a Star Wars movie here) $82 million in its debut weekend, Solo bottomed out in week two with just $28 million. How bad is that? In its second weekend, The Force Awakens was grossing $50 million A DAY. The Last Jedi grossed $70 million. Rogue One grossed $55 million. In worse news, Solo is by far the most expensive Star Wars movie produced yet, with a reported price tag...