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  • Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’ movie features first ‘gay male sex onscreen’ by major studio

    05/22/2019 1:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/22/2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Paramount Pictures’ R-rated “Rocketman” will be the “first major studio to depict gay male sex onscreen," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is about homosexual singer Elton John’s rise to fame. It will be distributed at cinemas throughout the United States and Canada. It features Taron Egerton as Elton John and Richard Madden, who plays as one of John’s homosexual partners. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "There were multiple scenes that included men kissing, simulated oral sex and a steamy bedroom scene with both Egerton and Madden unclothed." "Rocketman" reportedly received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival,...
  • Political Correctness Run Amok: Life and Lillian Gish at Bowling Green University, Ohio

    05/22/2019 1:02:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | May 21, 2019 | Joseph McBride
    Her many great films range from Broken Blossoms, The Scarlet Letter, and The Wind in the silent days to the 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter. Her extensive work in the theater and television maintained her unrivaled standards of deep emotion, humor, intelligence, grace, and integrity. Gish’s acting is a beacon to show us our humanity, and she was outspoken in the causes of universal brotherhood and the preservation of our arts, especially film. So it was with mingled disbelief and outrage that I read that Lillian Gish is the latest victim of our curse of “political correctness” run amok. The trustees of Bowling Green...
  • Halle Berry Epic Training for John Wick 3

    05/20/2019 4:57:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/20/2019 | T Stromberg
    In the new John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Keanu Reeves' is getting a badass vixen backup in the form of Halle Berry’s Sofia. This actress is no stranger to action franchises, see her in the X-Men movies and Swordfish. For John Wick3, Halle Berry had to up her game for the role and that meant going through some seriously intense firearms, hand-to-hand training which you can see in the video. Halle Berry was quick to say that she learned some serious skills training for John Wick3. Watching her performance out on the range, you can tell she had been...
  • FAREWELL DORIS Doris Day dead at 97 – Legendary actress passes away after 80 YEAR career as...

    05/13/2019 6:10:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 134 replies
    TheSun ^ | may 13, 2019 | Tariq Tahir
    ""FAREWELL DORIS Doris Day dead at 97 – Legendary actress passes away after 80 YEAR career as a Hollywood icon"" The actress was renowned for her wholesome image and starred in several hit films
  • The Best War Movies Ever Made (vote 'em up or down)

    05/10/2019 6:45:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 252 replies ^ | 2019 |
    This list ranks the best movies about war, battles, and military conflicts. These films recreate some of the most significant events in world history from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of purposes and intentions. Some top war films attempt to recreate as realistically as possible the events they depict, either from an omniscient perspective permitted by historical study or from the point of view of the soldiers and civilians involved in the conflict itself. Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, for example, was both praised in its time and heavily criticized for bringing a "you are there" sense...
  • SJWs Demand That Brie Larson Be Replaced as Captain Marvel by a Gay Woman of Color

    05/07/2019 8:54:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2019 | John Ellis
    If you live by the sword of identity politics, you're going to die by the sword of identity politics. Brie Larson, who's known as much for being a social justice warrior championing the cause of intersectionality as much as she's known for playing Captain Marvel, is facing calls to resign her largest, most lucrative acting gig to date. Those who want her to step down want her to do so in order for the producers to cast a gay woman of color. The online petition, which has garnered nearly 7,000 signatures as of the writing of this article, declares: We...
  • ‘The Russian Five’ is a sports film to savor

    05/05/2019 10:04:30 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 2019 | Kenneth Turan
    One of the most dramatic of sports stories gets the expert film it deserves in “The Russian Five,” a documentary that is moving in ways you won’t see coming. The sport is professional ice hockey, specifically the saga of the Detroit Red Wings, who in the 1990s changed both their professional trajectory and the way the game is played in the National Hockey League by boldly adding Russian players to the mix. The intensely human situations revealed by director Joshua Riehl will captivate you even if you don’t know a puck from a ping-pong ball. The key to “Russian Five’s”...
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    05/04/2019 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 4, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    On Monday The Mark Steyn Club turns two years old, and for much of this month we'll be running special anniversary observances. I chose this as our Mark at the Movies birthday picture pick because as the years go by I feel ever more like Julie in the I Know What You Did... franchise. In the run-up to May 6th, I suffer a wee bit of anniversary anxiety lest Mark Steyn Club Founding Members from those first days in 2017 decide they don't wish to re-up for another twelve months. And in that respect I feel I can relate more...
  • Here's the Complete Schedule for the TCM's 75th Anniversary of D-Day Series

    05/04/2019 10:47:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies ^ | May 2, 2019 | James Barber
    Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy plays himself in “To Hell and Back.” (Universal)Never Surrender: WWII in the Movies is a 75-movie series airing on Turner Classic Movies in recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The series runs on Thursdays in May and June. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz visited the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to film the channel’s trademark introductions with the museum’s staff and noted WWII historian Lynne Olson. He also talked with us about the series and TCM’s unique relationship with its viewers. The month of May is devoted to movies about life...
  • Sonic Is Getting a Redesign After Backlash, Which Just Raises New Concerns

    05/03/2019 10:00:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 11:53 am, May 3rd, 2019 | by Princess Weekes
    Since the first poster, the reaction to the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie from Paramount Pictures was a resounding “thanks, I hate it.” The trailer did not alleviate any of the anxieties about the horror that was about to befall us. As Sonic truther and fellow Mary Sue writer Dan Van Winkle put it, “What exactly is this movie supposed to be?” Well, Paramount, hearing the backlash, has decided to go back to the drawing board with the Sonic design. Director Jeff Fowler responded to the feedback yesterday on Twitter, saying that we were being heard and that we’d be...
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ includes LGBT ‘diversity’ moment with man who dates another man

    04/30/2019 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 30th 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    As Avengers: Endgame continues to shatter records and earn rave reviews, some moviegoers are divided over how Marvel Studios finally delivered on president Kevin Feige’s promise to LGBT activists to insert homosexual “representation” in the beloved film franchise (minor first-act spoiler to follow). After the villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half the world’s population at the end of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, an early scene in Endgame features a support group for survivors coping with the loss of their loved ones. An unnamed member (played by co-director Joe Russo) discusses how he’s attempted to move on by starting...
  • Marvel Fans Unhappy With Avengers: Endgame’s LGBTQ Representation

    04/29/2019 3:31:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    We got this covered ^ | 28th April 2019 | David Pountain
    As Avengers: Endgame continues its world-conquering run at the box office, one particular scene is attracting some attention for introducing the franchise’s first openly gay character. And while some fans are pleased to see the MCU finally take this first step in LGBTQ representation, others were left feeling pretty underwhelmed. The character in question features in a scene where Steve Rogers leads a post-snap support group. One of the attendees, played by Endgame co-director Joe Russo, mentions that he went on his first date since the events of Avengers: Infinity War, using the “he” pronoun to refer to his partner....
  • "Avengers: Endgame" (Thoughts with no spoilers)

    04/29/2019 7:08:43 AM PDT · by LS · 100 replies
    self | 4/29/2019 | LS
    I promise, I won't give away any details or main plot twists. My take on the movie? Meh. As a wrapup, it definitely did the job, tying up---for good or bad---virtually all of the character lines. As an action pic it was ok. There was as much if not more humor in this than others. Something about it just didn't work for me. Again---and this is predictable so I'm not giving anything away---at the end of "Infinity Wars," the "SNAP" caused 1/2 of the universe to disappear. The film begins years later as the Avengers, like everyone else, is trying...
  • 'Avengers:Endgame' shatters box office records with $1.2B global debut

    04/28/2019 10:51:27 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/19 | Sarah Whitten
    “Avengers: Endgame” has done the impossible. In just five days, the Marvel film hauled in more than $1.2 billion at the global box office. This shatters the previous record for the highest weekend total of $641 million set by “Avengers: Infinity War” last year. This has never happened before and marks the fastest a film has ever reached the billion dollar mark. “Infinity War” was the previous record holder with 11 days. In the U.S., the Marvel superhero flick took in a record-breaking estimated $350 million during its opening weekend, shattering expectations. The previous domestic record was held by “Avengers:...
  • Box Office: 'Avengers: Endgame' Targeting Record $340M-Plus U.S. Bow, $1B Globally

    04/27/2019 8:28:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 27, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    To say Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame is making history in its box office debut is an understatement. The superhero tentpole grossed $156.7 million on Friday in North America, putting it on course for a stunning domestic debut of $340 million-plus and a global launch of $1 billion. All are records, despite Endgame's lengthy running time of three hours. Furthermore, overall weekend revenue in the U.S. will clock in at $380 million or more, an unprecedented stat. Until now, the most ever collected in one weekend was $314 million.
  • Pro-Life Movie 'Unplanned', making waves across the U.S. in mission to end abortion

    04/24/2019 1:14:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Yall Politics ^ | 04/23/2019 | Sarah Ulmer
    This year Mississippi joined just a few other states, when Legislature moved to make abortions illegal once a heartbeat is detected. The “Heartbeat bill,” passed during the 2019 session, is one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the nation, effectively cutting off abortions around the 6-8 week mark. The law has already been challenged in court on constitutionality after being signed by the Governor. Laws like this and others across the nation continue to challenge the question, when does life begin? Unplanned is based on the true story of Abby Johnson, a former employee of Planned Parenthood. Abby...
  • A Challenge to the Liberal Captain America

    04/24/2019 5:27:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | April4, 2019 | Douglas MacKinnon
    As “Avengers: Endgame” gets ready to suck up all the money on the planet earth, I throw down the gauntlet of honesty and fairness at the feet of Liberal Captain America. The Captain America in this case being liberal Hollywood actor Chris Evans. Or, as The Hollywood Reporter recently titled him: “The Political Avenger.” Political indeed. His politics of late, being to bash President Trump as often as possible on his Twitter account in-between cashing his $15 million checks. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter from his $3.2 million Ivory Tower in the Hollywood hills, Evans mentioned that the...
  • The Lady Eve - Jean meets Charles (Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda)

    04/23/2019 11:01:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/11/2017 | ltkenfrankenstein
    The Lady Eve is a 1941 screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a mismatched couple who meet on board an ocean liner.Jean Harrington is a beautiful con artist. Along with her equally larcenous father, "Colonel" Harrington, and his partner Gerald, she is out to fleece rich, naive Charles Pike, the heir to the Pike Ale fortune, "The Ale That Won for Yale". Charles is a woman-shy snake expert Ophidiologist, just returning from a year-long expedition up the Amazon....
  • 'One for the ages': First 'Avengers: Endgame' social media reactions hail Marvel 'epic'

    04/23/2019 3:04:35 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 22 April 2019 | Bryan Alexander
    "Avengers: Endgame" is finally here. The epic grand finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter was officially unveiled at the world premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum. As the lights went up, the thundering ovation started and the entire cast gathered under the screen to take a bow in front of an audience of fans including Matt Damon and Kevin Hart. "I cried like six times," Chris Evans (Captain America) told the audience. “I cried, I think more than 6 times,” added Chris Hemsworth (Thor). While the full movie reviews will come in Tuesday, the first social media...
  • Jesus is Not the Joker (Mary Magdalene movie review)

    04/20/2019 4:55:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | April 20, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Mary Magdalene suffers from a miscast Joaquin Phoenix, drab visuals, and a muddled message. Actors love to think they can play anything, but the job of any half-decent filmmaker is to tell them when they’re not right for a part. If the Rock wants to play Kurt Cobain, try to talk him out of it. Adam Sandler as King Lear is not a great match. And then there’s Joaquin Phoenix. He’s playing Jesus Christ in the new film Mary Magdalene. In certain situations, Phoenix is a capable actor. I believe he would excel as a meth head, or as a...