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  • ‘Thank you’: Actor, Olympian, pilot and politician Bud Spencer’s last words

    06/28/2016 12:27:57 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    By the time Bud Spencer attracted legions of Italian spaghetti western film fans, including Quentin Tarantino, he had done more than most people do in a lifetime. After a life in which he worked as a multi-sport Olympic athlete, politician, entrepreneur, pilot and, yes, an actor, Spencer died on Monday at a hospital in Rome. He was 86, but he had packed centuries into those years. “My father died peacefully at 6:15 p.m. and did not suffer from pain, he had all of us next to him and his last words were ‘Thank you’,” his son Giuseppe Pedersoli, a film...
  • The Gay Couple In Independence Day: Resurgence Don’t Get Their Due (Brent Spiner's Lover Ewwwww)

    06/25/2016 4:31:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 70 replies
    Unicorn Booty ^ | 6-24-2016 | Johnny Gayzmonic
    Roland Emmerich has a problem. A very gay problem. You may know Emmerich as the guy that directs ridiculous summer blockbusters where all sorts of landmarks get all sorts of blowed up. Independency Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. He specializes in wholesale destruction. You might even call it apocalypse-porn. What you might not know is the Emmerich himself is gay, a fact that’s only really been talked about for the last 10 years or so, and even then not so much. He’s made a few donations to gay film organizations, but apart from that the closest thing he’d ever...
  • WESTERNS ON THE WEB

    06/22/2016 9:15:38 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
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  • Melissa McCarthy Suggests Ghostbusters Remake Critics Are 45-Year Old Men Living In Their [tr]

    06/12/2016 4:42:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2016 | Lucas Nolan
    The cast of the long unawaited Ghostbusters movie appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Thursday to promote the remake that nobody asked for.
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Watching "13 Hours" about Bengahzi. Trump can use this to cook Clinton's goose.

    06/09/2016 3:46:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    Nothing more to say really but this movie is all about the impotence of our government versus the action and heroism of our men in uniform and patriots.
  • Fox apologizes for 'X-Men' ads showing a strangled Jennifer Lawrence 4 months later

    06/05/2016 3:54:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Fox has apologized for promoting X-Men: Apocalypse with images of Jennifer Lawrence's character Mystique being strangled by Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse with the tagline: "Only the strong will survive." "In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn't immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form," Fox said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter Friday. ... New York blogger EV Grieve posted a photo of the poster last month above a subway station in Manhattan that had been covered with eight pieces of paper that read: "This violence in my kid's face is...
  • How John Wayne saved the United States Marine Corps

    06/05/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/5/16 | Susan Frickey
    With the conclusion of WW II the years of bloodshed and mind-numbing violence finally ended. But a massive demobilization of servicemen began, the purpose to slash military spending. Liberal Democrats supported an effort to completely abolish the Marine Corps, first established under Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Language of Liberty This effort was supported by the Doolittle Board, created by the Truman Administration and headed by none other than Army General Jimmy Doolittle himself. The Board called for the Marine Corps to be disbanded as a separate military outfit and unified with Army units. As you can imagine, this...
  • Judd Apatow: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are Probably Trump Supporters

    06/02/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 06.02.16 | Anthony Couto
    Judd Apatow (“Trainwreck”) defended his “Freaks and Geeks” collaborator Paul Feig on his “Ghostbusters” film, comparing the haters — who disagree with the all-female cast — to Donald Trump supporters. Apatow told Uproxx in an interview, “I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy. I would assume they are the exact same people.”
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • Actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today

    05/30/2016 5:11:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 30, 2016
    American actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today. He is best known for his role of David Bowman in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: The Year We Make Contact" as well as his role as David Clemens in the 1962 film "David and Lisa" which also starred Janet Margolin and Howard Da Silva. He also appeared in the 1974 cult film, "Black Christmas." In television, he made guest appearances in many shows. Also, science fiction fans might remember him as Devon in the short-lived series, "The Starlost." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Dullea http://keirdullea.org/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001158/ https://www.ibdb.com/Person/View/38649 http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/11226
  • Explaining the miracle at Midway (the great movie is on now_

    05/29/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 102 replies
    naval aviation news ^ | MAY 3, 2012
    See story at link; we are celebrating freedom and honoring all those who gave their all. If you have never seen the film, you have no idea what you are missing. I would bet that not 10% of those in high school could even place the battle as being in WWII. We have raised a nation of idiots thanks to the leftists who have destroyed our education system and any sense of patriotism.
  • Social Justice Warriors Want Captain America to be Gay

    05/24/2016 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 71 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 05/24/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    Earlier today, SJWs on Twitter managed to get their demands for a gay Captain America to trend. Here's an article: [snip...] The thing about these "let's make this super hero gay" campaigns is that 99.99 percent of everyone calling for it doesn't actually read or watch Super Hero stuff anyway. We're talking about the most neurotic people on Earth who are literally offended by everything. These are the people I met at university who would randomly tell me that they wished their own parents would die. These people merely keep pushing and pushing their bizarre agenda to the point that...
  • Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema?

    05/24/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies
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    Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema? I think so. What do you think? From Wikipedia: List of science fiction films of the 1950s A list of science fiction films released in the 1950s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. This period is sometimes described as the 'classic' era of science fiction theater. Much of the production was in a low-budget form targeted at a teenage audience....
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • Did Hillary Clinton Just Doom the 'Ghostbusters' Remake by Booking the Cast with Ellen DeGeneres?

    05/18/2016 10:19:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    I had high hopes for Ghostbusters (2016). The original was pure gold, and the song is still in our heads every time someone asks "Who you gonna call?" (You're welcome.) But the remake is now likely doomed. When news broke on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton will be appearing with the new all-female team of spook sleuths on Ellen DeGeneres, every fear about feminism taking over this film was confirmed.
  • Last surviving Casablanca actress Madeleine Lebeau dies aged 92

    05/15/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/15/2016 | Staff
    The last surviving actress from the iconic movie Casablanca has died. Madeleine Lebeau played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film. Lebeau's stepson told The Hollywood Reporter that she had died aged on May 1 in Estepona, Spain aged 92, after breaking her thigh bone. The French-born actress was preceded in death by all of her credited Casablanca co-stars, including leads Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
  • Favorite movies about a game?

    05/15/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies
    Self | 5/15/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Searching for Bobby Fischer . . . The Hustler . . . The Natural . . . Hoosiers . . . The Big Lebowski . . . Some of the most memorable movies center around a game and dedication to mastering it. What are your favorite movies in which a game plays a central role? Board games, card games, sports . . . any games will do!
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Money Monster' Eyes Bearish U.S. Debut

    05/12/2016 8:07:33 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/11/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Jodie Foster's film — reuniting stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney — makes its world premiere Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival hours before it starts rolling out in the U.S.; 'Captain America: Civil War' crosses $200 million domestically for a global total of $737.8 million. Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster is eyeing a bearish opening in the U.S., where it is looking at a debut in the low-teen millions, if tracking is correct. Sony/TriStar insiders are being even more conservative and suggesting their pic will open in the $10 million range, thanks to another kind of monster —...
  • Jonathan Winter's Finest Hour

    05/12/2016 4:22:37 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mel Brooks
    This is one of the funniest scenes from a very funny movie.
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (Movie Review/Spoilers)

    05/10/2016 2:28:10 PM PDT · by LS · 41 replies
    self | 5/10/2016 | LS
    After some unintended delays, I finally got to see "Captain America: Civil War" today. It did not disappoint. Marvel continues to roll out highly entertaining, funny, and engaging movies that nevertheless address serious issues, and not in a typical liberal-pap way. "Captain America: Civil War," is no different. To understand the film, though, one really has to have watched the previous Captain America, Iron Man, and Avengers movies. The plots are deeply interwoven and the characters introduced over a period of some seven or eight films. In the previous Captain America film, "The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers, who has been...
  • LGBT Lobbyists Demand ‘Purity of a Queer Relationship’ in ‘Frozen’ Sequel

    05/08/2016 7:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 8, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    According to GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Disney has a big fat “F” for LGBT representation in their movies – meaning, there haven’t been any gay characters in children’s movies in 2015.  However, since Disney announced there will be a Frozen 2 in the works for 2018, a few frustrated lesbian fans are trying to use the movie to feature an alternative romance for Queen Elsa, a gay character – or in this case – a different kind of “queen.” When a movie includes a song about how "love is an open door," the LGBT lobbyists will...
  • Late Friday night vanity - Was there ever a hotter babe than Ann-Margaret?

    05/06/2016 9:35:02 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 97 replies
    Just watched "The Train Robbers" with her and the Duke. That woman is a treasure. That hair, those ... assets. What a hottie.
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • Lebron James to star in 'Space Jam' sequel

    05/02/2016 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WJLA.COM
    Director Justin Lin has signed on to develop a sequel to cult basketball comedy "Space Jam" starring Lebron James. The Fast Five filmmaker will co-write the script with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, while Lin is also in talks to direct and produce the project via his Perfect Storm Entertainment company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to U.S. Theaters This Weekend

    04/22/2016 7:30:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/22/16
    The movie that catapulted Prince to stardom is rolling back into U.S. theaters this weekend. “Purple Rain,” starring the late pop star, was first released in 1984 and earned Prince an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The accompanying album also produced two no. 1 singles –“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy–and went platinum 13 times over. AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, is teaming with Warner Bros. to screen “Purple Rain” in 87 AMC locations this Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27. Carmike Theaters will also screen the cult favorite in 80 theaters
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be “different” somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Pat Boone Accuses 'SNL' of Anti-Christian Bias After 'God's Not Dead 2' Parody

    04/18/2016 4:04:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 April 2016 | Paul Bond
    “This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” the singer-actor said. Pat Boone is calling out NBC and Saturday Night Live for allegedly being anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, “diabolical” and even demonic for a skit over the weekend that parodied God’s Not Dead 2, the actor-singer’s latest movie. In God’s Not Dead 2, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted for answering a student’s question about Jesus. In the SNL skit, a trailer for a movie called God is a Boob Man...
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
    Admittedly, they don’t seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesn’t approve. We’ve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus’ creepy scifi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens.
  • Newport Beach Film Festival offers cinema variety

    04/18/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2016 | Antonie Boessenkool
    Laguna Beach's LSD culture in the 1960s, a cranky widower befriended by his chatty neighbors and a man who's dealing with the fallout from his reality show days are all stories that will be told at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year. At this, the 17th annual festival, there are more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 50 different countries. It's a chance to see things that likely won't appear elsewhere, especially in the United States. The festival starts this Thursday and runs until the following Thursday. "The largest misconception about any film festival is that these...
  • Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

    04/14/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Robert D. McFadden
    Anne Jackson, a distinguished star of the stage who was half of one of America’s best-known acting couples, sharing much of a long and distinguished career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Katherine Wallach. If not quite on the same level of stardom as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne or Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Wallach came close. From the early 1950s to 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they captivated...
  • Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman

    04/14/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Critics are nearly unanimous: The movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dog. That didn’t prevent the producers from grossing $193.2 million within four days of its March 25 release date, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 29 percent rating, which is the same score given to “Dumb and Dumber To” (that's not a typo) and “Grudge Match” — a boxing movie featuring the fight between then 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone and 70-year-old Robert DeNiro. ForTheRecord says: The Michigan film office granted the production company a $35 million taxpayer subsidy in...
  • Mark Rylance to Reteam With Steven Spielberg in ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

    04/12/2016 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/11/2016 | Justin Kroll
    The story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
  • Exclusive: ‘Midnight Special’ Director Shares How Fatherhood Squashed His ‘Narcissism’

    04/10/2016 4:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Midnight Special is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller. It follows a father’s journey to protect his supernaturally gifted son from the federal government and a zealous religious group who thinks the young boy is their savior. It may be a paranormal plot, but the story behind the script is one that is all too real for Director Jeff Nichols. In an exclusive interview with Townhall, he shares how his own relationship with his son inspired his newest – and most ambitious – film yet. Being a director means he is “narcissistic” by default, Nichols jocosely said. He kind of has to...
  • The Boss: Vulgar Comedy one of the Year's Worst

    04/08/2016 5:55:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | John Hanlon
    The new comedy The Boss begins emphatically as a showcase for its star Melissa McCarthy. After a few brief scenes showing a younger version of her character being rejected time and again from foster homes, itÂ’s time for McCarthyÂ’s show to begin. McCarthy emerges onstage with a rock star-type following to great fanfare as Michelle Darnel, who weÂ’re told is the 47th richest woman in America. SheÂ’s standing in front of a crowd of hundreds who look to her as a business icon who is spreading her story of success to her legions of fans. McCarthy embraces the role exuberantly...
  • Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film

    Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the miraculous true stories and positive message films, Risen, the tale of a skeptical Roman soldier Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) encountering the risen Christ (Cliff Curtis), is the one that caught the attention of Krista Bontrager, the dean of online learning at Reasons to Believe. I sat down to talk with her about Risen and the challenges of Christian filmmaking. (Spoiler warning.) **** MM: What makes Risen stand out among other...
  • 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of ...

    04/03/2016 11:31:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2016 | Keith Sharon
    Full title: 'Night Stalker' movie will premiere in Santa Ana, about 20 miles from the Mission Viejo site of his last crime A new film – “The Night Stalker,” starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Richard Ramirez – is set to premiere in Orange County in early June after producers decided the movie should be seen in an area that the serial killer terrorized in 1985. “We wanted to open in a place where he had an impact,” producer Matt Brady said. The film will be screened at The Frida Cinema, the art house theater in downtown Santa Ana, about 20...
  • Everything Wrong With The Martian - With Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (SPOILERS!)

    04/01/2016 10:02:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2016 | CinemaSins
    The Martian was one of the biggest hits of 2015, and was nominated for tons of year-end awards. But being as it's set in space and in the near future, we thought it best to bring back Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to help us separate this movie's sins from its wins.
  • Kate Beckinsale means business in first Love & Friendship trailer [Austen juvenilia]

    03/24/2016 6:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joey Nolfi
    Kate Beckinsale is cracking down on her fellow actors in the first full trailer for Oscar nominee Whit Stillman’s Sundance costume comedy, Love & Friendship. The clip, released Wednesday, introduces Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow who retreats to her in-laws’ estate as a means to escape circulating rumors about her social life. While there, she attempts to find a suitable partner for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), and herself. The film, adapted from Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, features a supporting cast that includes Chloë Sevigny as Alicia Johnson, Xavier Samuel as Reginald DeCourcy, and Stephen Fry as Mr....
  • “Wrath of Khan” To Get 4K Release (Star Trek II)

    03/13/2016 2:57:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | March 13, 2016 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Nicholas Meyer, who directed one of Star Trek’s most-popular films “The Wrath of Khan”, has announced that the film will receive a 4K/Ultra HD release.
  • London Has Fallen (Movie Review: Spoilers)

    03/13/2016 11:12:56 AM PDT · by LS · 39 replies
    self | 3/13/2016 | LS
    Secret Service Agent Mike Bannon is back and the Muslim terrorists ain't happy. In 2013, a group of rogue North Koreans---wait, I repeat myself---managed to take over the White House, the president (Aaron Eckhart) and most of the cabinet. Only the POTUS's favorite SS agent, Mike Bannon (Gerard Butler) remained to rescue the president, his son, and, by the way, the nation as the NORKs had tried to abort all the American nuke missiles in their silos. He's baa-aack. Restored to full duty and at the president's side, Bannon accompanies the president and the Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela...
  • Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Will Perform His Score to the Silent Film 'Ben-Hur' in

    03/12/2016 5:51:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 12, 2016
    Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for the Police, immediately strikes one as friendly and lively when reached by phone recently at his home in Los Angeles. A reporter needs only toss up a question and sit back and listen. A film composer for many years, Copeland has lately taken up – for want of a better term, or one he likes – classical music, and is at work on his fifth opera. His score for the silent film version of “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” a mix of symphonic rock and contemporary classical, brings him to the...
  • Asian Movie Weekend: Love is a Many Stupid Thing 2004

    03/11/2016 9:27:42 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2004
    No English Subtitles this week but the movie is visual slapstick and you will not have any trouble following the plot. This one is a tremendous amount of fun. Lots of well know Hong Kong Comic actors in this one Love is a Many Stupid Thing
  • For Chuck Norris' birthday, his 5 most badass movies and a bunch of Norris "facts"

    03/10/2016 7:21:58 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 19 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 03/10/16 | HarpyGoddess
    Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris doesn’t call the wrong number, you answer the wrong phone. Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did. When Chuck Norris crosses the street the cars have to look both ways. Death once had a near-Chuck Norris experience. Once a cobra bit Chuck Norris’ leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died. Chuck Norris sleeps with a pillow under his gun. Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one. Chuck Norris can...
  • Canada Bankrolling More Female Directors to Close Gender Gap

    03/09/2016 6:11:00 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/8/2016 | Etan Vlessing
    The National Film Board of Canada, the country's public filmmaker, has promised half the movies it finances will be directed by women. Those urging Hollywood to close the pay and opportunity gap for women directors should cast an envious eye to Canada. The National Film Board of Canada, the country's government-funded film producer, on Tuesday announced it will ensure at least half of its productions will be directed by women, and half of all production financing will go towards helping women tell their own stories.
  • Fargo turns 20 today. Its fans are still arguing about this scene

    03/08/2016 10:13:29 AM PST · by Borges · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | 3/8/2016 | Todd VanDerWerff
    If you talk about Fargo — the Coen brothers' classic Midwestern rural noir/comedy of manners that was first released March 8, 1996 — long enough, you'll inevitably touch on a part of the movie that's destined to provoke arguments: Just what is that Mike Yanagita scene about, anyway?