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  • Federal Court Terminates Paramount Consent Decrees

    08/08/2020 5:09:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    justice.gov ^ | August 7, 2020 | Department of Justice
    A federal court in the Southern District of New York today terminated the Paramount Consent Decrees, which for over seventy years have regulated how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theatres. The review and termination of these Decrees were part of the Department of Justice’s review of legacy antitrust judgments that dated back to the 1890’s and has resulted in the termination of nearly 800 perpetual decrees.   “We appreciate the Court’s thoughtful opinion and ruling today granting our motion to terminate these outdated Paramount Decrees,” said Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “As...
  • After four-month drought, movie theaters beg studios: Release the blockbusters

    07/27/2020 8:30:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 27, 2020 | JAKE COYLE AND THE ASSOCIATED PRES
    A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, Jaws set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in. Since then, Hollywood has turned opening weekends into an all-out assault. Staggered rollouts still happen, of course, but the biggest films are dropped like carpet bombs. Anything less risks losing the attention of moviegoers. Global debuts north of $300 million became commonplace. Last year, Avengers: Endgame made well north of $1 billion in a couple days. A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away,...
  • Gone With the Wind Actress Olivia de Haviland Dies at 104

    07/26/2020 9:56:58 AM PDT · by Drastic · 24 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-26-2020 | Jack Phillips
    Gone with the Wind star Olivia de Haviland, who also won an Academy Award for her role in another film, died at 104, according to her publicist, Lisa Goldberg. Goldberg told TheWrap that she died at her home in Paris, France, of natural causes. The longtime actress, who was born in 1916 in imperial Japan to British parents, played Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone with the Wind, who had a conflict with Scarlett OHara, played by Vivien Leigh. She also appeared in films such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, and won Oscars for her performances in To Each His...
  • Some movies I have enjoyed that are a little off the wall. For yer kungflu pleasure.

    07/17/2020 4:35:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 144 replies
    My warped brain ^ | 7-17-20 | the young an studly Dynachrome
    Just some movies I have enjoyed that mess with reality. And one movie for all ages that I liked a lot.
  • The Case for 'Gone with the Wind' in an Era of Cultural Revolution

    07/17/2020 5:56:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 17, 2020 | Danusha Goska
    It's worth ending up in a re-education camp for. I've read Gone with the Wind(GWTW) three times, all 418,053 words, or 1,037 pages of it. I saw the four-hour movie for the first time when I was nine years old. Since then I've seen it in American theaters, in a student dormitory in Poland during the fall of communism, and on home screens. I last watched it with my sister five years ago as she lay in bed dying of a brain tumor. If I meet someone who is a GWTW fan, I like that person more. Such people are...
  • Woke Culture Finally Catches Up To Liberal Hollywood As White Actors And Directors Cant Find Work

    07/16/2020 12:53:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    American Lookout ^ | By Mike LaChance - July 13, 2020
    Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been pushing left wing politics for years. Now the monster they created is coming for them. Woke culture is taking over and many white actors and directors suddenly find themselves unable to find work in the industry. Many of them are panicking and still not realizing they are partially responsible for this. The Daily Mail reports: Hollywoods identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of reverse racism in the film industry which has created a toxic climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man Shaken by #MeToo, paralysed by Covid-19, the $50 billion...
  • Greyhound (movie vanity)

    07/12/2020 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 79 replies
    rebelbase ^ | 7/12/20 | rebelbase`
    Outstanding movie. Look beyond the actor to the character and plot. From google: "U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause's first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic"The convoys across the Atlantic during WWII were shooting galleries for German submarines in the early part of the war. Did some reading on the convoys and...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2020 | Caroline Graham
    [snip] A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities racial and sexual can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. [snip] speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man...
  • "The Mexican Gang Scene" from "Falling Down" (Video Clip - 4:00)

    07/11/2020 6:12:02 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
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  • Kansas City Bomber [scenes from the Raquel Welch film, 1972.]

    07/05/2020 7:52:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2014 | Warner Bros.
    Baseball has its Bull Durham. Basketball has Hoosiers. Football has Rudy. And the mad sport of roller derby has Kansas City Bomber! Step aside, boys, she's coming through. In the early Seventies, the roller game was the hottest thing on wheels when this smash-mouth spin-fest elbowed its way onto screens.Kansas City Bomber [scenes from the Raquel Welch film, 1972.]
  • An American Carol

    07/04/2020 4:25:50 PM PDT · by zadox · 11 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 19, 2008 | watchmoviepreviews
    An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2BKVsjtnWs
  • Airplane!' at 40: David Zucker defends the comedy classic's controversial jive-talking sequence: 'Everything is so sensitive nowadays'

    07/03/2020 8:52:32 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 94 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ethan Alter
    Surely, we can be serious: Forty years ago in the summer of 1980, Airplane! flew into theaters and made the friendly skies safe... for laughter. The disaster movie spoof became an era-defining hit and launched the directorial careers of writing partners David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker better known by their comedic call sign ZAZ. The trio went on to make such oft-quoted favorites as Top Secret!, The Naked Gun and Hot Shots!, but Airplane! remains their crowning achievement, even landing a spot on the Library of Congresss National Film Registry. ... While Airplane! is filled with gags...
  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that were in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! Whats your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...
  • A Very Modern Hero - Why 'Lawrence of Arabia' holds up so well.

    06/27/2020 12:09:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/27/2020 | Kyle Smith
    H e did all right for himself, the fellow who got 15th billing in Lawrence of Arabia. After the names Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, I. S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Zia Mohyeddin, Michael Ray, John Dimech, Donald Wolfit and Omar Sharif, we are presented with this title: Introducing Peter OToole as T. E. Lawrence. Introducing? Thats the first clue that the film will prefer legend to fact. OToole wasnt a neophyte, having had a major part in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England in 1960. But what a beautiful...
  • Gone With the Wind Has Returned to HBO Max With Prologue About How Film 'Denies the Horrors of Slavery'

    06/24/2020 2:59:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Gone With the Wind is no longer gone from HBO Max, having been restored to the streaming services library with a new prologue about the films problematic themes and depictionof the antebellum South. Jacqueline Stewart, host of TCMs Silent Sunday Nights and a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, leads the four-and-a-half minute intro, which starts off with a general cinematic lesson recounting the eight Academy Awards (including for Best Picture) won in 1939 by the highly anticipated adaptation of Margaret Mitchells novel, as well as its inflation-adjusted standing as the...
  • The King's Man - Official Trailer 3

    06/22/2020 3:28:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    IGN ^ | June 21, 2020 | Staff
    As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man. The King's Man is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brhl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
  • The New York Times Still Shilling for Communist Regimes

    06/20/2020 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    (Olivier) Assayass latest picture, Wasp Network (streaming on Netflix), looks like his most conventional work, reads a film review by The New York Times this week. But it also pushes this theme to a dizzying, eventually exhilarating, extremeThere are times in which Wasp Network feels like a John le Carr tale drenched in Miami sun, or even a serious-minded Top Gun variant.(the movie) is based on the nonfiction book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War by Fernando Morais Interestingly, during its run of the hippest film festivals last year...
  • British actor Ian Holm dies at 88

    06/19/2020 7:42:29 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/19/2020 | Entertainment News
    LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Ian Holm, best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Alien, has died aged 88, the Guardian newspaper said on Friday. The actor, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, had died from a Parkinsons related illness, the paper said. It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88, his agent told the paper. He died peacefully in hospital, with his family and carer. Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we...
  • HBO Max plans to put Gone With The Wind back onto its streaming service but a black scholar will introduce the movie to provide historical context

    06/15/2020 8:49:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:48 EDT, 15 June 2020 | James Gordon
    Gone With The Wind is to be restored to the HBO Max streaming platform after it was abruptly pulled from the service last week after coming under criticism for romanticizing slavery, amid a nationwide re-evaluation of cultural values. But when the film finally returns, it will be accompanied by an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, who will explain the historical context of the 1939 Civil War epic. The film starring Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett OHara, is based on a novel...
  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson And More Encourage White People To Call Out Racism In NAACPs #ITakeResponsibility Campaign

    06/11/2020 9:09:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 11, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The NAACP has teamed with Tommy Oliver and Adam Platzner of Confluential Content (OWNs Black Love, Sonys The Perfect Guy, Sundance Award Winner Kinyarwanda) for #ITakeResponsibilty, a new campaign launched today that encourages White people to call out racism and commit to supporting Black lives. #ITakeResponsibilty kicked off today with a forward PSA featuring Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman, Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci as they took responsibility for the ways theyve perpetuated racism through silence or inaction, and their...