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  • Vanity: What someone yelled out in theater full of HALLOWEEN 40 patrons (No Spoilers!)

    10/20/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 51 replies
    Self ^ | 10/20/18 | Self
    Watched HALLOWEEN 40 this morning with my son. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and was produced by Jamie as well as by John Carpenter and Cody Carpenter. The screenplay/writing was Excellent! In a scene -- no spoilers! -- a boyfriend of Laurie's granddaughter tells her parents that he's "7% Cherokee". Someone in the audience yelled out: "That's still 7% more than Liz Warren!!" I live in a predominantly African-American neighborhood here in Southern Maryland, and the audience was packed with mostly African-American patrons - about 90%. This scene and reply brought a smile to my face. After...
  • R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Harold & Kumar’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

    10/20/2018 7:57:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Collider ^ | October 19, 2018 | Jeff Sneider
    Sad news, folks. We’re seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car? has passed away following a long illness. Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin‘ Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, where he also worked with a young Jennifer Garner. The film...
  • The Hate U Give

    10/18/2018 3:47:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Monterey Weekly ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Savlov
    Race, class, love, death, white privilege, black disadvantage. Those heavy subjects are present, alongside the seemingly foregone conclusions that the system is rigged against those at the bottom by those at the top, you can’t fight city hall (but you absolutely must not give in to despair). Alongside the kaleidoscopic chaos of just plain being a teenager in 21st-century America, these global themes carom off each other in this wise and bittersweet adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling young-adult novel.
  • A Right-Wing Halloween

    10/18/2018 6:09:49 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 Oct 2018 | Kyle Smith
    In which evil gets its due and there is no feel-good lesson to be learned, except one: Guns protect you. The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ignores all intervening Halloween movies), the woman, a mom named Karen, is forever grumbling about her Parris Island–style upbringing. Her mother is Laurie...
  • Media Ignores Big Opening and Critical Acclaim for 'Gosnell' Movie

    10/17/2018 4:43:33 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Brianna Heldt
    The new movie about Kermit Gosnell, the notorious Philadelphia late-term abortionist eventually convicted in the deaths of three infants, made it into the Top 10 films at the box office this past weekend--an impressive feat for a crowd-funded film. But you won’t hear the mainstream media talking about it. “We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, told The Daily Signal. “We are the No. 1 independent movie of the weekend and [No. 5] per screen average across the U.S.” “This has...
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • "First Man" Impressions (VANITY)

    10/13/2018 6:49:16 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 78 replies
    My Opinion ^ | 13OCT18 | FSE
    So I took the family to see "First Man" today. The movie took a lot of heat from virtue-signaling types, but I suspected the criticisms were unfounded. I was nearly totally correct. Like, 98%. First of all, I'm not super well-read on the space program as compared to some uber-nerds who I'm sure populate this forum who could run rings around me in general knowledge regarding this era of our history. I have, however, been interested in the space program for a long time and even got to meet Alan Shepard at a book signing at the Space and Rocket...
  • Kermit Gosnell film shines light on darkness and evil of abortion

    10/13/2018 11:21:48 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Rebecca Hagelin
    For those who have been active in trying to rescue babies and their mothers from the horrific evil of abortion, the piercing screams and the sound of the gnashing of teeth are familiar. We hear them often when we fight for the lives of the innocent. The darkness of evil infiltrated the nation’s capital during the Senate confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. You could feel it as the shrills of protesters interrupted the hearings and the confirmation vote. Senators were confronted by satanic threats so real that many still require police escorts. Justice Kavanaugh and...
  • ROKU USERS

    10/05/2018 8:18:57 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    10/5/18 | me
    A tip to all ROKU users This month on the PLUTO channel the movies "The Thirteenth Floor and Vantage Point are being shown for any who might wish to revisit these two films.The Thirteenth Floor (1999 Vantage Point (2008) ROKU BLOG/New streaming channels 9/18 Happy streaming
  • King Arthur

    09/29/2018 4:45:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 29, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Back in the Nineties Robert Altman released a droll Hollywood satire called The Player about a murderous studio executive, and included towards the end a parody action movie with Bruce Willis. A couple of weeks later Altman ran into the producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who told him he'd seen The Player and liked the Willis parody. "That's where you went wrong," he said. "You should have made it for real," he advised Altman. Bruckheimer's made them for real for decades: Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Pearl Harbor, and franchises, franchises, franchises - Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys, Pirates of the...
  • Michael Moore belly-flopping at the box office

    09/24/2018 1:05:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster performance of his latest truth-to-power opus, "Fahrenheit 11/9," was notably dramatic, if not downright stark. Are the good times over for Michael Moore?  Have the ticket-buyers finally sickened of the director of Sicko?  Sure looks that way, based on what Variety is reporting. The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.  This weekend, though, the lackluster...
  • Scenes from the land of long ago- Film footage of Paris during the Belle Epoche (1890's)

    09/17/2018 8:44:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-16-2018 | Guy Jones
    A collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. Footage slowed to a natural rate and sound added for ambiance. These films were taken by the Lumière company.
  • Someone Microwaved Matthew McConaughey and Now I Feel Dirty

    09/15/2018 11:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 9/14/2018 | Rex Reed
    Bad movies we love to hate are a dime a dozen, but it is truly a rare horror to encounter one without a single redeeming quality whatsoever. Hateful and nauseous, a dreary, depressing disaster called White Boy Rick is one of them. It leaves you feeling desperately in need of a hot bath to wash off the dirt that rubs off just from watching it. This mess is so bad that even the title is disgusting. Set at the height of the 1980s crack-cocaine epidemic, in a crime-riddled Detroit that looks like a bombed out landscape of inner-city filth and...
  • News Media Ignores Film Critic's Attack on Michael Moore

    09/12/2018 1:18:28 PM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 9 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | 9/12/2018 | Christian Toto
    Reporters can't be bothered to cover a major story involving an Oscar-winning director's potential hypocrisy.
  • Chuck Yeager weighs in on 'First Man' flap: 'That's not the Neil Armstrong I knew'

    08/31/2018 3:06:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Hollywood’s portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong in the biopic “First Man” was quick to elicit the attention on Friday of aviation legend Gen. Chuck Yeager. Social media platforms lit up before the weekend as news spread that Ryan Gosling’s latest film does not include the American flag being planted on the moon. Critics fretted that “First Man” would essentially turn Mr. Armstrong into a progressive caricature when Mr. Yeager, 95, weighed in. “Ryan Gosling is coming out with the movie First Man where it portrays Neil Armstrong as a liberal progressive anti-Trump (in spirit) non-flag waiver,” a user identified as...
  • Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion

    08/31/2018 2:57:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion Before Exiting Lunar Module by Jim Hoft August 31, 2018 145 Comments Hollywood Whitewashes America and Jesus Christ from Propaganda Movie on Moon Landing —
  • Buzz Aldrin blasts Neil Armstrong biopic First Man (movie) no American flag

    09/03/2018 4:48:07 AM PDT · by vannrox · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:19 BST, 3 September 2018 | Charlie Moore
    Buzz Aldrin appeared to criticize Neil Armstrong biopic First Man for leaving out the planting of the American flag on the Moon. The 88-year-old, who was the second man to set foot on the Moon, on Sunday tweeted a picture of the flag planted after their landing in 1969. He captioned the photo: 'Proud to be an American.' Aldrin also re-tweeted a photo of him saluting next to the same picture. It is an apparent dig at Oscar-winning director Damian Chazelle's decision not to include the planting of the flag on the Moon at the end of his critically acclaimed...
  • Fun Fact: Why George Raft Turned Down Starring Role in "Casablanca"

    09/02/2018 7:40:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Self | September 1, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    This is not a joke: George Raft himself supplied the reason why he turned down the starring role of Rick in "Casablanca." He said, "I don't want to star opposite an unknown Swedish broad."
  • Movie madness: Why Chinese cinemas are empty but full

    08/31/2018 10:25:29 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 August 2018 | Stephen McDonell
    For a country which will soon assume the mantle of the world's largest cinema audience, China comes out with a surprising number of big budget B-grade flops. Some blame this on censorship, others on a lack of creativity but there are also those who see a more sinister force at work, which has nothing to do with film-making. It also has nothing to do with selling tickets: at least not real ones. Some investors are apparently financially backing movies with the sole goal of boosting their stock price that can shift on the perception of a movie's performance, irrespective of...
  • What BlacKkKlansman Gets Wrong

    08/28/2018 4:56:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    It’s a slow, didactic film about a minor episode. Billed as being based on “a crazy, outrageous incredible true story” about how a black cop infiltrated the KKK, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman would be more accurately described as the story of how a black cop in 1970s Colorado Springs spoke to the Klan on the phone. He pretended to be a white supremacist . . . on the phone. That isn’t infiltration, that’s prank-calling. A poster for the movie shows a black guy wearing a Klan hood. Great starting point for a comedy, but it didn’t happen. The cop who actually...