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  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 18 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'atrocious cockney accent' in Mary Poppins

    07/23/2017 5:42:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nadia Khomami
    Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins. The US actor played chimney-sweep Bert in the film, and has been the subject of much teasing from fans about his famously off-radar accent. Van Dyke, 91, was chosen this week by Bafta to receive the Britannia award for excellence in television. Speaking afterwards, he said: “I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of Bafta for inflicting on them the most atrocious cockney accent in the history...
  • Looking for Film Recommendations, More Cerebral and Less Violent?

    07/23/2017 4:56:36 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 164 replies
    chickensoup | 07.23.17 | chickensoup
    This is a slow Sunday morning. I am not much of a vid watcher. And for over 25 years we didn't have a TV. Back a few years ago I found a TV, with Freeper input and have Netflix. To me the TV is a great going to the theater experience. I have been watching different things on the TV for occasional entertainment for the past couple of years, Netflix both streaming and DVD. I have discovered that most shows that I have watched, both the compelling ones that I have enjoyed like Longmire, Bluebloods, and even Father Brown have...
  • IT movie: 'Pennywise the Clown EATS a child’s hand' – Comic-Con audience left PETRIFIED

    07/21/2017 4:17:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    The Express ^ | 7-21-17 | GEORGE SIMPSON
    The film adaption of Stephen King’s classic horror is only two months away and San Diego Comic-Con have been treated to some more terrifying footage. Director Andres Muschietti introduced a couple of clips that apparently left the audience unsettled and terrified, just like the last trailer. The filmmaker also revealed to Variety that IT Part 2 of the story will start shooting early next year and is set 30 years later with flashbacks. Entertainment Weekly have provided a description of the horrors Pennywise the Dancing Clown inflicted in what was screened at Comic Con.
  • Film Review: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

    07/18/2017 4:26:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 17, 2017 | Todd McCarthy
    Christopher Nolan's new film follows soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France as they're surrounded by the German army and evacuated during the eponymous World War II battle. Dunkirk is an impressionist masterpiece. These are not the first words you expect to see applied to a giant-budgeted summer entertainment made by one of the industry's most dependably commercial big-name directors. But this is a war film like few others, one that may employ a large and expensive canvas but that conveys the whole through isolated, brilliantly realized, often private moments more than via sheer spectacle, although that is...
  • Sequels, Reboots And Remakes Are Bombing In 2017 — Is 'Franchise Fatigue' A Reality Or A Buzzphrase?

    07/09/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Movie Pilot ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ricky Derisz
    Each month brings a fresh headline containing Hollywood's favourite new buzzphrase, "franchise fatigue." As big-budget sequels from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight stutter to a halt, the consensus reached by news coverage suggests a collective, audible yawn from audiences, as they grow weary and tired of recycled and repackaged films. But is franchise fatigue really a pressing issue for movie studios to address, or is it nothing more than a buzzphrase, a product of anti-franchise bias? The full story of #boxoffice trends is complex and impossible to define in two words alone (lucky for you, this article has...
  • Italian actress Elsa Martinelli dead aged 82

    07/09/2017 9:35:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | July 8, 2017 | Emmeline Saunders and Vicki Newman
    Italian film star Elsa Martinelli has died today at the age of 82. She passed away in Rome after a long and glamorous career as a star of the silver screen. Elsa was best known for her roles in Le Rouge Et Le Noir in 1954 and for The Indian Fighter the following year, in which she starred opposite Kirk Douglas.
  • Who's your favorite movie villain?

    07/08/2017 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 305 replies
    Me Also ^ | 7/8/2017 | Me
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  • Rooney Mara Never Tried Pie Until Last Year (31 Years Old)

    07/07/2017 4:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2017 | Lisa Ryan
    We all know Rooney Mara is many things: an actress, “aloof” (her word), a romantic colonic-haver. But we had no idea that she was also a person who never tried pie before the age of 31, at which point she finally ate the dessert for an extremely long pie-related scene in a movie. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the star of A Ghost Story was asked about the scene, in which Mara’s character emotionally eats an entire chocolate-cream pie in silence while grieving the death of her partner. “It was such a unique way of showing grief,...
  • protest liberal advertising at Movie venues.( Vanity )

    07/05/2017 1:40:36 PM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 17 replies
    this is a vanity opinion piece...went to the movies today and had a realization when during the coming attractions when the theater distributor decided to put in the coming attractions a piece of political propaganda. the movie I was going to see was the book hennery. I never made it through the coming attractions of the movie because they had put a non movie ad about all gore and climate change and how trump is destroying the environment. I ended up yelling into the theater Go trump when they played an edited version of trump officially pulling out of the...
  • Emily Ratajkowski says she couldn’t land acting jobs because her ‘boobs are too big’

    07/04/2017 8:20:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 3, 2017 | JULIE MAZZIOTTA
    Emily Ratajkowski says her breasts are holding her back from getting acting jobs. The actress — who first broke onto the scene as one of the topless models in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video — says she thinks it’s a form of gender discrimination. “There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy.’ It’s like an anti-woman thing, that people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big,” Ratajkowski, 26, tells Harper’s Bazaar Australia for their August issue. “What’s wrong with boobs? They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who...
  • Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…

    06/28/2017 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | May 11th 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff & Steven Crowder
    Dear leftists in Hollywood intent on pushing incessant gayness, even when unnecessary and irrelevant, Today it seems Hollywood’s primary mission, especially television, is to shove gayness into wherever it may fit. It’s getting tired. Namely because it’s being pushed by a tiny minority of militant gay activists in the gay community. I want to make this crystal clear. I’m not suggesting ALL gays are pushing for all gay characters in all TV shows or movies. I contend like with most issues in our political climate, the “Gay Agenda” in TV is being shoved by a fraction of a percent of...
  • Reagan Derangement Syndrome Is Alive and Well

    06/28/2017 6:05:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    To believe, in the 1980s, that Ronald Reagan was going to blow up the world may have been merely peculiar. To believe so today is a symptom of raging Reagan Derangement Syndrome. And yet here we are, with The Reagan Show, a new documentary rehashing the paranoid style of Reaganography, set for limited theatrical release on June 30 and video-on-demand release shortly thereafter. The continuing popularity of President Reagan is a source of profound irritation and unease to liberals. To assuage their pain, they have gone back to their initial rationalization for how Reagan became so beloved: He cheated. Though...
  • Spider-Man Visits Starbucks in 'Homecoming' Prank Video

    06/27/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2017 | Gwynne Watkins
    This fun new viral video imagines just how Spidey might go about getting his coffee, by pranking unsuspecting customers at a New York City Starbucks.
  • Normalization of Assassination - Olympus Has Fallen promo on TBS

    06/23/2017 1:28:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 48 replies
    TBS Network ^ | 6/23/17 | Self
    I was watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory on TBS last night, and they had promos for the movie, Olympus Has Fallen, which airs tonight. The plot of the movie involves North Korean terrorists who size the White House, kill dozens of people, and hold the President hostage. TBS cuts the promo to play this plot for laughs. In one promo, the VP in the Situation Room are communicating with the terrorist over a video connection, and the terrorist threatens to kill the President, and a scenes from the end of the movie is cut in where everybody in...
  • Ron Howard to assume directorial duties on the untitled Han Solo film

    06/22/2017 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies ^ | July 22, 2017
    Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of...
  • Brad Pitt’s “War Machine” Offers an Absurd and Scathing Critique of America’s Delusional Generals

    06/17/2017 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 17 June 2017 | Peter Maas
    How do military leaders persuade their soldiers to fight an insane war? Here’s one way. The setting is a bitter outpost of the American war in Afghanistan. The years-long nightmare has no prospect of ending so long as American troops stay in a country that has a nearly unblemished record of grinding foreign armies to ashes. A bullish general is trying to generate a dose of enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of his unenthusiastic men. “You boys,” the general says, “are the only things that count. If it doesn’t happen here, it doesn’t happen. End of story.” “What doesn’t...
  • 'Rocky' director John G. Avildsen dies at 81

    06/16/2017 6:05:52 PM PDT · by Borges · 12 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/16/2017 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, whose “Rocky” sent a shot of adrenaline through movie theaters and turned Sylvester Stallone into one of cinema’s most unforgettable boxers, has died at 81. Avildsen’s eldest son, Anthony, said the filmmaker died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. With rousing music and sentimental scripts, Avildsen was a master at ennobling and lifting the underdog into states of grace. He won best director for “Rocky” (1976), the tale of Rocky Balboa’s gritty and unlikely transcendence from the streets of South Philadelphia, and was also known for “The Karate Kid” (1984), the story of a...
  • DC's Justice League Reportedly Entering ‘Extensive’ Additional Photography (July/Aug reshoots)

    06/15/2017 1:14:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Latino Review ^ | week of June 14 2017
    Note: For simplicity’s sake, whenever the term “reshoots” is used, unless otherwise stated, assume that it’s a catchall term that includes pick-ups, additional photography, and the standard reshooting of scenes.In weeks past, there have been some rumors regarding the state of the DC Extended Universe — namely, the status of their upcoming team-up film, Justice League. Extensive reshoots and additionally photography have, perhaps wrongly, been correlated with bad movies, and while reshoots have been a standard practice for films in the past decade or so, it still seems to give audiences some concern. Now, a report from Batman-On-Film seems to...
  • Marlon Brando’s 1972 Mafia Epic The Godfather Is Greatest Movie of All Time, Say 20,000 Film Fans

    06/15/2017 3:04:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 196 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9th June 2017 | Simon Boyle
    THE Godfather has pipped The Empire Strikes Back to be voted greatest movie of all time. The 1972 Mafia epic that starred Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone topped a poll by film mag Empire of 20,000 readers. At third was Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight, for which Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his performance as The Joker. The Shawshank Redemption came fourth, despite often being hailed best-ever film online. La La Land — released six months ago — came 62nd. The all-time top ten are as follows: 1. The Godfather 2. The Empire Strikes Back...