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  • Elmo Williams, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'High Noon,' Dies at 102

    11/26/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Elmo Williams, the celebrated Hollywood film editor who won an Academy Award for his clockwork, minute-by-minute efforts on the classic 1952 Gary Cooper Western High Noon, has died. He was 102. Williams, who received another Oscar nom for his editing on the 1954 sci-fi film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Brookings on the coast of Oregon ...
  • Has Mission: Impossible Gotten Better Than James Bond?

    11/14/2015 8:31:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    The spy/espionage sub-genre of movies is in no danger of petering out. This year alone brought us big films like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Spectre, the latest James Bond adventure; not to mention news that another big spy franchise (Jason Bourne) will be continuing, as well. With so many spies out there playing cloak and dagger games across the silver screen, it’s not surprising that there could be some creative bleed-over between franchises. Mission: Impossible 5 and James Bond 24 were especially similar: both featured stories where the franchise hero had to uncover a...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Three Stooges

    11/09/2015 1:54:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Screen Crush ^ | April 13, 2012 | Danny Gallagher
    A comedy group like ‘The Three Stooges’ might seem like mindless entertainment to some (i.e. women), but their reach and influence can be seen in just about every form of comedy from the small stage to the big screen.Their iconic pokes, jabs and slaps turned good ol’ fashioned vaudeville slapstick into an art form. They also poked at more than just eyes in their time. Some of the earlier plots satirized and poked fun of greed and high society, health care, economic depression and even Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party, long before America would join the Allies to...
  • Hollywood is cashing in on tax benefits around the country while delivering little in return

    11/08/2015 3:14:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an interesting way the government is blowing your tax dollars, but more on the state and local level than the federal. As much as I love movies, (well, some of them anyway) the process of making them involves a lot of money. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the box office numbers on a regular basis. In 1980 the average cost of making a Hollywood film was $4.3M. By last year the average had gone up to $200M and studios are spending up to $100M just on marketing for the big ticket pictures. With that...
  • Trumbo - biopic of Dalton Trumbo - released today

    11/06/2015 12:27:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 6, 2015
    Trumbo, a biographical movie about the famed screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, goes into national release today. Here are some reviews and other pertinent items about the film: Review: Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo,' as a Screenwriter in a Hollywood Under Siege "Trumbo" resurrects Hollywood's darkest chapter "Trumbo" and the long, dark shadow of the blacklist: How a Hollywood gossip columnist launched the culture wars 'Trumbo' is a whitewash of an unrepentant Hollywood commie Movie Review: Bryan Cranston compelling as blacklisted writer in 'Trumbo' Trumbo Review The Real Story Behind the Movie Trumbo Bryan Cranston's First Amendment Crusade: On 'Trumbo,' Trump, and Why...
  • ‘Spectre’ will bore you to death

    11/05/2015 3:33:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    A license to kill is also a license to not kill,” M lectures his new boss in the 24th James Bond film, “Spectre.” Well, it’s not a license to bore as much as this bloated drag manages to do. After a smashing opening sequence with a rooftop chase set against Day of the Dead observances in Mexico City, we’re plunged into a patchy plot (basically the same as the last “Mission: Impossible” outing) that’s little more than an excuse for random homages to the series’ illustrious past — reminding us how utterly mediocre this one is.
  • The Airplanes of James Bond

    11/05/2015 3:36:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rebecca Maksel and Chris Klimek
    ... AFTER 52 HOURS, 22 bags of popcorn, and a trashcan-size soda, the editors at Air & Space have finished watching all of the Bond flicks, counting more than 160 aircraft and spacecraft (both fictional and non-). Bond and company have flown just about everything from "Bird 1" (Ernst Blofeld's fictional two-stage rocket used to capture U.S. and Soviet spacecraft) in You Only Live Twice to the Aerospatiale/Eurocopter helicopter operated by psychopath Xenia Onatopp (who uses her thighs to crush her opponents to death) in GoldenEye to the hot-air balloon blown up by the Cigar Girl assassin in The World...
  • The 5 best and worst James Bond movies in the franchise's 53-year history

    11/02/2015 7:42:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/02/2015 | Jason Guerrasio
    One of the longest-running franchises, James Bond movies have been entertaining us since Sean Connery uttered that line, "Bond ... James Bond," in 1962's "Dr. No." As the franchise has made over $4 billion worldwide to date, and the 24th movie "Spectre" is coming out November 6, there are still no signs that the world's coolest spy will be slowing down (even if Daniel Craig is getting tired of playing him). But what has made the franchise so unstoppable for so long? Let us dive into the numbers and see which of the movies did the best in theaters and...
  • Grady twins from horror classic The Shining reveal how movie led to them being shunned...

    11/01/2015 12:40:54 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/31/2015 | Ryan Parry, Jon Boon
    They reveal how Nicholson, despite his maniacal performance and playboy reputation, acted as a father-figure and mentor for the then 10-year-old girls from London, England. The pair say Nicholson took naps on the floor between scenes to stay in character, talked about missing his daughter Jennifer from his first marriage to Sandra Knight and appeared to be a more devoted family man than his public image ever personified. Lisa, who today is a lawyer and Louise, a published scientist, both 46, also revealed their role in the hit flick did more harm than good to their fledgling acting careers. They...
  • THX1138, Logan's Run, Rollerball, Soylent Green, 1984 or Fahrenheit 451? Dystopian themed movies.

    10/31/2015 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Fhios · 134 replies
    Oct 31, 2015 | Vanity
    Six rather relatively well known dystopian themed movies. Excerpts taken from IMDB. If you like dystopian themed movies you've probably seen all 6. My favorite is Rollerball. Which one do you think the world is striving for? --- THX1138 -- Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. Director George Lucas. Logan's Run -- An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30. Director Michael Anderson Roller Ball (1975) -- In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world,...
  • VANITY ■ Is there a way to rent classic (old) movies other than ClassicFlix?

    10/31/2015 2:57:56 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 27 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 31, 2015 | Arthur McGowan
    I recently joined up with ClassicFlix, because they seem to have thousands of movies Netflix doesn't. Here's the problem: The mail service here deteriorated badly about six months ago. I was watching a movie from Netflix) each Friday (with friends), returning the movie immediately, and nearly always getting the next movie by Tuesday. Suddenly, the movies were taking longer in transit, so I wasn't getting the next movie by Friday. Netflix handled the problem by sending the next movie in my queue before the previous movie had returned to them. If I had two movies "at home" they did not...
  • Huge Flops Hit the Box Office

    10/26/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 6:46 p.m. ET | By Erich Schwartzel
    A frightening showing at the box office this weekend featured five disappointmentsincluding two of the biggest flops in history. Steve Jobs, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms all fell short, with only Witch Hunter cracking $10 million. Kasbah and Jem now rank among the worst openings of all time, and Paranormal missed expectations after weeks of anticipation over its divisive distribution strategy. Instead, holdovers The Martian and Goosebumps came in first and second place, respectively. The Martian grossed an estimated $15.9 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing...
  • Quentin Tarantino: the new face of #BlackLivesMatter

    10/25/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Normally if I heard about Quentin Tarantino being on the streets of New York City and there were discussions of cops and shootings and violence I would simply assume he was working on his next film. This week, however, he was out there under just such conditions but the cameras belonged to the local news media and the script was written by the Black Lives Matter movement. Tarantino himself wasn’t being shy in the least and readily adopted the rhetoric of the worst aspects of these protesters, railing on about “murdering cops” as he promoted yet another hashtag… #RiseUpOctober (Yahoo...
  • The final poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

    10/18/2015 11:53:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 18, 2015 | Bryan Bishop
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just two months, and today it's finally time to see the movie's official poster. No, not the teaser poster from last year, and not the promo item handed out at D23; this is the real deal. The poster features the key members of the cast that audiences have met thus far: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, with some other faces that you just might recognize (hi, Han and Leia). What's even more interesting is the sight of some sort of orb in the upper...
  • The movie Sicario mini review

    10/17/2015 6:06:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    moi | Oct 17th
    Good action movie. Good plot that is coherent and makes sense. The cinematography makes Arizona and Mexico devoid of anything green. I mean trees, shrubs and grass etc. Adding to a haunting feeling. All the vegetation I saw was brown. The Juarez scenes make Juarez look like a pit of hell/ I liked the lack of over acting. I am not a fan of Benecio Del Torro but he does very well here. Josh Brolin does well. Emily Blunt is OK. Ten other actresses could have done just as well. The supporting actors were credible. The assault using night vision...
  • Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming

    10/16/2015 11:10:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Star Trek News | ^ | October 16, 2015 |
    That's a wrap! "Star Trek Beyond" officially completed filming on Thursday in Dubai. Director Justin Lin will now begin a lengthy post-production process for the film, scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.
  • Box Office: How 'Pan' Turned Into an Epic Flop

    10/13/2015 7:08:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 12, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Early on in Pan, a young Peter Pan asks wheres the bacon when being served a watery bowl of gruel at an orphanage in World War II London. Little did British director Joe Wright and Warner Bros. know how prophetic the question would become. Over the weekend, the ambitious Peter Pan origin story bombed at the North American box office, grossing a paltry $15.5 million despite a $150 million production budget and a friendly PG rating. Pan, from Warner Bros. and co-financing partner RatPac-Dune Entertainment, could lose more than $100 million unless the live-action movie does huge business overseas, a...
  • Phrases That Are Widely Known from Movies, TV, Songs, Etc. (Vanity)

    10/11/2015 9:26:49 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 289 replies
    Myself ^ | 10/19/15 | A Navy Vet
    I'll start it off in no certain order: "Here's looking at you kid." Casablanca "Make my day". Dirty Harry "You had me at hello." Jerry Mcquire "You make me complete." Jerry Mcguire "We were on a break!" Friends "Norm!" Cheers "To the moon, Alice." The Honeymooners
  • Don't Clap!: If we're all quiet enough, maybe Pan and its fairies will die (movie review)

    10/11/2015 1:52:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alan Scherstuhl
    There's much to sadly shake your head at in Pan, a sort of Peter Pan Begins that manages the unlikely feat of making battles between flying pirate ships a crushing bore. Most miserably, there's the great heap of action set pieces that are easier to wait out than to track with an instrument so primitive as the human eyeperhaps the singularity is nearing, and director Joe Wright's computers are whipping these scenes up exclusively for the enjoyment of advanced artificial intelligences ... But here's perhaps the most egregious betrayal of audience intelligence in this latest go at monetizing those aspects...
  • Review: 'Steve Jobs' Is An Electrifying Interpretive Dance Of Abstract Biographical Cinema

    10/07/2015 11:19:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 7, 2015 | Scott Mendelson ,CONTRIBUTOR
    The Review: Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkins Steve Jobs is a lightning bolt of pure cinematic energy. Rather than lay out the complete career and/or life of its protagonist, the three-part film distils an essence, an interpretation from three pivotal moments, offering key snapshots that race along on a quickened pace and a propulsive moment that rarely lets up. Yes, its Aaron Sorkin doing Aaron Sorkin to the point of near self-parody, but the cocktail works. Filled with superb performances and lively exchanges with the hindsight of history in a bottle, Steve Jobs is genuinely electrifying entertainment that never lets...
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Movie The Walk Is Literally Making People Throw Up

    10/02/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies
    E ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Madelyn Abry
    We have heard of putting the audience in the middle of the action but this is taking it a little far. The Walk is based on the infamous story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked across a wire connected to the Twin Towers in 1974. The movie was shot in 3D, making the already terrifying heights actually come to life. So much so that audiences are literally vomiting at the sight of it. The Walk held press screening this week and the reception was queasy. But at least it wasn't because the movie was terrible (that's left for films...
  • John Guillermin, Towering Inferno Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie The Towering Inferno and the 1976 remake of King Kong, died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • Whitey Bulgers Enforcer Slams Black Mass: The Movie Is Pure Fiction

    09/20/2015 3:05:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    From 1978-1994, Kevin Weeks served as a member of the Winter Hill Gang, and a close friend, confidant, and henchman to Whitey Bulger. And he says Johnny Depps film is bogus. We really did kill those people, says Kevin Weeks, the former mobster and right-hand man to notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger. But the movie is a fantasy. The film that has Weeks riled up is Black Mass. Directed by Scott Cooper, it stars Johnny Depp as Winter Hill Gang leader James Whitey Bulger, and depicts the menacing Irishmans rise up the criminal ranks from low-level gangster to the most...
  • Ronda Rousey to Star in MGMs Road House Reboot

    09/09/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    variety ^ | Justin Kroll
    Released in 1989, the original film starred Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. A gentleman with a degree in philosophy, Swayzes characters calm is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman. The movie became a breakout hit and still has reached cult status today. This follows MGMs reboot of another classic; the Rocky spinoff Creed hits theaters in November. Rousey embraced the idea of starring in a remake, but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say...
  • End of an era: Silent film actress Jean Darling, star of Our Gang comedies, dies in Germany....

    09/07/2015 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | 7 September 2015 | Caitlin O'toole For
    FULL TITLE: End of an era: Silent film actress Jean Darling, star of Our Gang comedies, dies in Germany aged 93 Silent film actress Jean Darling has died aged 93. The Our Gang star passed away on September 4 in a nursing home in Germany, her son Roy Bowen told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. The former child star appeared in dozens of 'Our Gang' comedy shorts, and was one of the last remaining silent films stars. Scroll down for video A four-year-old Darling began appearing in the shorts in 1926, and appeared in 46 shorts and four 'talkies' about...
  • Hollywood Insiders Express Shock as Christian Film Opens Second at the Box Office

    09/01/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 1, 2015 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    The new Christian film War Room raked in $11 million during its debut last weekend, coming in second place at the box office just behind hit movie-of-the-moment Straight Outta Compton, which pulled in only $13 million in its third weekend on U.S. screens. War Room which had a limited release of just over 1,000 screens nationwide, almost no advertising, and was produced for just over $3 million easily beat out Zac Efrons dance club drama We Are Your Friends and No Escape, a political thriller featuring Owen Wilson, both of which enjoyed wide releases and plenty of...
  • Wes Craven, Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the Scream films, Nightmare on Elm Street and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • Bond girl Honor Blackman talks about turning 90, Sean Connery and her career highlight

    08/22/2015 7:20:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    She may be celebrating her 90th birthday but Bond girl Honor Blackman is not ready to slow down yet. Speaking to the Press Association from her house in Spain, she revealed she would still like to travel, watch more theatre and see more movies. Blackman found international stardom as Bond Girl Pussy Galore aged 38, alongside Sean Connery, in 1964′s Goldfinger.
  • Carl McCrow Persuaded Martin Scorsese Movie to Destroy Guns

    08/22/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | AUG 21 2015, 8:23 AM ET | By Alexander Smith
    LONDON British artist Carl McCrow is asking the world's most successful filmmakers to make an unambiguous pledge: For every gun that appears in their movies, he wants them to destroy a real one. His first taker? "Tomorrow," a film executive produced by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese that will be released later this year and follows soldiers trying to reintegrate into society after returning from combat. This call-to-disarm is part of McCrow's "Gun Neutral" campaign, which launched Thursday night at his new exhibition in London's Oxo Tower.
  • Chris Pratt Says: NO MORE LOVE SCENES! In honor of God and his wife

    08/17/2015 12:03:32 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 25 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-16-15 | CleanTV
    Everyone loves a love story. And what makes a movie ever better is if is based on a true story. So what happens when you have a true love story and have it starring Chris Pratt? You get the real life love story of Chris Pratt, in a case of art imitating life imitating art. You see, Chris Pratt has made the public announcement that from this point forth, he refuses to participate in any movie love scenes. Why? For two reasons. One, he is married to the love of his life, comedy actress Anna Faris so he doesnt want...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Sting (1973)

    08/13/2015 8:04:01 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A young, but talented con man named Johnny Hooker(Robert Redford) inadvertently crosses big-time mobster Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) with one of his grifts. Now, with his partner murdered and the heat on him from both the cops and the crooks, Johnny turns to the legendary master of the "Big Con" Gondorff (Paul Newman) to get some payback on Lonnegan, and just maybe save his own skin...
  • Asian Movie Weekend #3

    08/13/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 21 replies
    None | 2015 | Fai Mao
    If you'd like to see the previous post in this series FR search using the key words Asian Movies There are two movies this week. Both are free to view. I have gotten probably 15 request to put Kung Fu Hustle in one of these so here it is Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Stephen Chow et al Comedy Violence, nudity some strong language Also available on Netflix Notes about the film. If you dig around in academic databases you can find that couple of academic papers were written about the use and abuse of Chinese religious tradition. Notice the...
  • Ridley Scott is about to show us a world where the Allies lost World War II (Movie trailer)

    08/09/2015 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 11, 2015
    This new amazon show called 'The Man in the High Castle' explores what would have happened if the Allies had lost World War II. It's based on a Philip K. Dick novel from 1962. The hour-long drama stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), Rupert Evans (The Village), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy), and Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour). Ridley Scott is Executive Producer. It streams on Amazon prime this fall.
  • Asian Movies for the Weekend

    08/06/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 22 replies
    You Tube | Various | Various
    There are three movies this week 1. The Road Home is a romance and one of the best films to ever be produced in the PRC. It stars Taiwanese actress Zhang Zi Yi. This is a three box of tissue film. No sex, no violence no strong language. You should notice the implied criticism of the Chinese government in the Cultural Revolution. This link will require registration but I have not had ay problem with this site and the film did not cost me anything to see. 2. MAd Mission3 with Sam Hui. Sam Hui is sort of a...
  • A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought

    08/05/2015 8:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | August 5, 2015 | James Whitbrook
    The ongoing debate about equal representation in movies is more important now than everbut it turns out we didnt really realize just how bad the situation really was. It turns out that, according to a new report, if youre not straight, white, maleor in the case of a Marvel movie, named Chrisin Hollywood, youre screwed.
  • Two Low Budget Movies that are a must see on DVD

    08/05/2015 1:06:37 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 31 replies
    8/5/2015 | Me
    Two great movies dealing with Nazi Germany that had limited play, if any, in movie theaters. "The Book Thief" "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days"
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • Asian Movie for a Sunday Evening

    08/01/2015 10:44:14 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube, Golden Harvest ^ | 1994 | Stephen Chow
    I'd like to start a ping list for Bolliwood and Hong Kong Movies. Often these are low budget by US standards but can be really funny and lack the PC nonsense in Hollywood productions. This one is a spoof of James Bond, Peter Gun, Get Smart, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon and several Bruce Lee Films. It is low brow humor very bloody and a tremendous amount of fun. See how many parodies you can identify. Enjoy
  • Old films found in an attic bring long-lost love story back to life

    08/01/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    cbs ^ | july 31, 2015 | steve hartman
    Someone found in an attic old 16 mm home movies from the 1930s -- labeled Kodachrome experiment. "Yeah, I was intrigued. So I took the projector, I took the films and I started to watch," Bill said. "And I loved what I saw. I saw scenes of our community and they were in color!" -snip He found out the photographer, a guy named Bob Kramer, went to work for Kodak labs right out of high school -- and that girl was his high school sweetheart, Leona Sharp. She would be 96 years old if she were alive. He found an...
  • Big-budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi attack due out 2 weeks before Iowa Caucuses

    07/30/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton isn’t catching a lot of breaks from her former friends in Hollywood.  Or so it seems, considering the fact that big-name, big-budget director Michael Bay is premiering his latest move, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on January 15, 2016, two hours before the Iowa Caucuses. You can see the trailer here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It looks pretty exciting.  Bay is best-known for Transformers, which leads Moe Lane to comment, “It looks … a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.”  But Bay also has Pearl Harbor on his...
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Red Band Trailer

    07/29/2015 7:07:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 28, 2015
    From Michael Bay comes 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Watch the official trailer, in theaters January 15th.
  • Question... (Vanity)

    07/24/2015 7:12:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    24 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all what was the last 3 books that you have read/listened to AND what have been the last 2 movie you have seen(Theatre, Netflix Hulu)? X-tra Credit; Tell us what you thought of one of them.
  • The LA Weeklys Review of Trainwreck is the Real Trainwreck

    07/20/2015 8:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Lawrence Meyers
    Politics is downstream from culture. Until we reclaim the culture, it will be difficult to reclaim political power. Nowhere is this more evident than in the LA Weekly’s review of “Trainwreck.” It may shock readers to know that this is not only a very funny movie, but espouses Conservative values. The LA Weekly review, however, asks “Trainwreck has laughs, but at what cost?” One would expect that the review would tackle any harmful, unethical or immoral themes in the film. It does, but in classic Liberal Bizarro-World fashion, it reverses which values are harmful. (Some mild spoilers follow, although if...
  • How Kerry Conran saw Hollywood's future - then got left behind (Sky Captain and the World..) [tr]

    07/16/2015 9:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 16, 2015 | Olly Richards
    Shortly after completing their first movie, in 2004, Kerry and Kevin Conran received an invitation from George Lucas. The Star Wars mastermind would be hosting a summit at Skywalker Ranch, his production facility-cum-small town in San Francisco, gathering some of the most forward-thinking people in the movie business to discuss the future of film. James Cameron was there, as were Robert Zemeckis and Brad Bird. The brothers were newcomers, but that day they were treated as peers; each of their fellow directors told the Conrans how impressed they were with what theyd accomplished. Their work, they were told, was way...
  • The Obama Familys Odd Vacation Movie Request

    07/14/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    While Jurassic World swallows the box office, the White House has requested a copy of a more rarefied film based on the life of James Gralton the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland, in 1933. Spies said President Obama and his family plan to watch Jimmys Hall, by social-realist UK filmmaker Ken Loach, on their upcoming Marthas Vineyard vacation. (Its PG-13.)
  • Portraits of 31 Famous Bond Girls Then and Now

    07/13/2015 2:42:55 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 102 replies ^ | 7-13-15
    Others at link.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Comic-Con Trailer [HD]

    07/11/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11, 2015 | Warner Bros. Pictures
    Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - in theaters August 14th.
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimers disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Leans iconic film.
  • Clock is Ticking on Michigan's Film Subsidies

    07/10/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/2/2015 | Jack Spencer
    At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, House Bill 4122, which would kill the states film subsidy program, was presented to the office of Gov. Rick Snyder. That officially started the clock ticking on the ultimate fate of the measure. Snyder could veto the bill, sign it into law, or take no action on it at all. If he chooses the latter, the bill becomes law 14 days after the date it was presented. It's hard to argue that film subsidies have been anything but a loser for the state. Five years after the program was launched in 2008, after...
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax to cover many products streamed...