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TV/Movies (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • 3/16 - I Can Only Imagine [Must See Film - Released Today]

    03/16/2018 6:55:55 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 16 replies FReepers who have seen this film please post your review here
  • Is "Black Mirror" Truly a Modern Twilight Zone?

    03/16/2018 12:56:22 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    You’ve surely gotten the memo by now. As a fan of The Twilight Zone, you’re supposed to be head over heels for Black Mirror. I wish I could join the chorus. I don’t mean the show is without merit. It’s well-produced, acted and directed. It has some intriguing storylines. But it’s no Twilight Zone for the 21st century. Sure, it’s an anthology with fantasy/sci-fi touches. But it’s also incredibly pessimistic...Yes, TZ had its share of downbeat endings (hello, Henry Bemis). And it’s true that Serling didn’t shrink from showing us the dark side of human nature (“The Shelter” and “The...
  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' Director Ava DuVernay Uses Racism to Explain Away Bad Reviews

    03/15/2018 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-14-2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Ava DuVernay, a black activist who directed a whole movie arguing that mass incarceration (a multi-racial problem) is a continuation of race-based slavery, suggested that racism explains why her latest movie, "A Wrinkle in Time," got bad reviews. DuVernay gave a back-handed compliment to Vulture's Kyle Buchanan, who wrote about the "subtle, resonant" theme of the black main character's insecurity about her hair. "You were the only Caucasian journalist of any gender to see it, understand it and seriously ask me about it. Appreciate the chat, the sensitivity and the writing," the director tweeted. snip) Hair is indeed a sensitive...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 8 Episode 11

    03/11/2018 5:31:19 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 36 replies
    N/A | March 11, 2018 | N/A
  • HBO's John Oliver: Trump Has More 'Sexual Chemistry' With Ivanka Than Jared Kushner

    03/05/2018 6:48:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 5, 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes
    It’s probably appropriate that "comedian" John Oliver’s late-night HBO show is called Last Week Tonight -- his material is about as old and tired as his sense of humor. Case in point: Sunday night, when Oliver openly joked about incest in the White House, saying that Donald Trump has more “electrifying sexual chemistry” with his daughter than does her husband. “What’s crazy is, Kushner has reportedly been on interim security clearance ever since he joined the White House, and that is for pretty good reason,” Oliver said Sunday, referring to allegations that Kushner omitted millions of dollars in assets in...
  • Why Does Anyone Watch The Oscars Anymore?

    03/04/2018 5:19:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 44 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Trump appeared at the Gridiron Dinner in Washington last night, and told a series of hilarious jokes that the audience, filled with about 90% humorless, hate-filled liberals from the fake news media, didn’t catch. That’s ok, because the joke, as usual in this Administration, is on them. Here are a couple of my favorites: “As I’m sure you’ve seen, we’re now riding very high in the polls, which is hard to believe considering I never get any good press. But, I just hit 50...
  • Finally watched The Death of Stalin

    03/01/2018 9:43:35 AM PST · by Krosan · 28 replies
    I finally watched it today. It is not a hilarious comedy as the trailer suggests. It is a very very black comedy as everything in this movie really happened and the atmosphere it hints at without going too dark is very real. Perhaps this is a good way to teach this part of the history so far often neglected. The kids and adults will see this movie and think it was over the top and then will seek more information only to learn that this is how insane that horror really was and the movie was basically the exact retelling.
  • Walter Cronkite On Vietnam Revisited

    02/26/2018 2:25:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest that we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic if unsatifactory conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy's intentions, in case this is indeeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that...
  • Oprah Says She Won't Run for President [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 9:32:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Daytime TV personality Oprah Winfrey's assertion that she will not run for president in 2020 "because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kinda tell me? And I haven't heard that. I had a lot of wealthy men calling, telling me that they would run my campaign and raise $1 billion for me, but it's just not in my spirit." Joy Behar, a panelist on ABC's The View talk show, called Oprah's remarks "insane. It's the kind of thing we'd expect to come out of Vice-President Pence's mouth. What can she be thinking putting the imaginary words of...
  • Anti-DACA ‘Deplorables’ Make Laughing Stock of Jimmy Kimmel

    02/12/2018 8:04:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/18 | Judi McLeod
    Congratulations Schaper and Deplorables for giving us a LOL, louder and funnier than anything Baby Kimmel could ever come up with It was never supposed to happen. Nor will the mainstream media ever let it go viral: The day that Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Arthur Schaper and California conservative friends Robin Hvidston, Channell Temple, Wes Parker, Lori Masinas and Celeste Grieg left comedian Jimmy Kimmel waving his baby rattle in a rage on his own television set. When things don’t go off the way Jimmy Kimmel, Schaper-described as “the late-night talk show host with a terminal case of Trump...
  • Clinton Dirty Tricks Worse than Watergate

    02/11/2018 1:39:26 PM PST · by ColtMeadows · 5 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 11, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    When the Nunes memo finally became public, the media immediately went to work to say it was “nothing.” Really? Replace the names “Comey,” “Strzok” and “McCabe” with “Haldeman,” “Ehrlichman” and “Mitchell” and reread it, please. It’s a lot like Watergate, if the original break was not the work of G. Gordon Liddy and his candle-impervious hand but rather FBI agents with an improperly obtained warrant. The Washington Post would be all over that story, lest democracy die in darkness. Here’s how it would look, in the movie at least: “All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance.”
  • Homeland Season 7 (2018) | Official Trailer

    02/09/2018 12:44:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2017 | HBO
    It won't be the same without Peter Quinn.
  • Now Leslie Jones is Stuck in Atlanta and Still Hasn’t Eaten

    02/08/2018 12:50:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 38 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jennifer Brett
    Leslie Jones’ time in Atlanta hasn’t been the greatest trip ever. The actress known for “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters came down to work on the ABC series “Kevin Probably Saves the World.” Her plans for a nice dinner went sideways, as she related in a tweet blasting a Buckhead restaurant for what she said was poor service and rude treatment.

    02/07/2018 4:30:12 PM PST · by Voption · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 19, 2014 | Band Maid
    "I'm not interested to live in a plain world, Just breakin' new gate. Regret slips through the evil hands of this plot. It's an unmatched pleasure to continue living with thrill."
  • Jet Li Gun Disarm from Lethal Weapon 4

    02/07/2018 8:57:24 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2018 | J Hines
    How realistic is it to disarm someone pointing a Beretta 92FS pistol at you? You can see this in one of Jet Li’s movie, "Lethal Weapon 4". Jet Li does it by removing the slide off in real-time. Youtuber Ian McCallom examines how this is possible. The basics is that you need to push the side button in and rotating the disasembly lever down, then the slide can be pulled away from the lower. Ian performs this disarm and is surprise that its not as hard as it seems with one hand. However, putting this into a real-time stress related...
  • CBS and Eric Holder Developing Show About … Eric Holder

    02/05/2018 5:58:47 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 4, 2018 | Matt Philbin
    According to Vulture, CBS is “ordering a pilot for Main Justice, a show based on the life of former attorney general Eric Holder.” ... It will be fascinating to see how the show handles Holder shaking down corporations. Apparently, you could make a DOJ lawsuit go away by forking over a substantial sum to to your favorite (left-wing) charity. Hopefully it will cover Operation Fast and Furious, the idiotic ATF “gun walking” scheme that resulted in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry being murdered with a government-supplied rifle....Actually, we probably won’t learn much from the show. Vulture tells us, “Holder is...
  • MSNBC Lunatics Pan Trump’s State-of-the-Union Speech [semi-satire]

    02/03/2018 10:04:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Despite polls showing that 70% of those who saw or heard President Trump’s State-of-the-Union speech approved of it, the media talking heads at MSNBC roundly panned it. Joy Reid, host of the weekend “news” show A.M. Joy, contended that “his praise of church, family, and the National Anthem are clearly outside the mainstream of the values shared by most of the country. We’ve moved on from these outdated and obsolete ideas. And his total failure to reach out to the LGBTQ community puts him at odds with the progressive aspirations laid out for America by President Obama.” Stene Schmidt, the...
  • 8 years? 34 years? How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

    02/02/2018 7:38:49 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 41 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/01/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Director Harold Ramis, in the DVD commentary, opined that it takes Murray's character about ten years of repeating Groundhog Day and then later, in response to several sites online linking to an article that came to an answer of just 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days, he offered the following: "I think the 10-year estimate is too short. It takes at least 10 years to get good at anything, and allotting for the down time and misguided years he spent, it had to be more like 30 or 40 years…" Here's an amazingly detailed subsequent analysis that concluded it...
  • SOTU: did anyone see when Pelosi looked back angrily over her shoulder at the Dems?

    01/31/2018 7:28:46 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 64 replies
    self | 1/31/18 | NewJerseyJoe
    Wish I'd recorded it... There was one moment when the reaction camera was focused on Pelosi. She angrily looked back at the Dems -- was someone clapping without permission?? It was the kind of look a mom gives a toddler, to warn that the toddler is about 10 seconds away from the spanking of his life.
  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Spiritual Advisor Cameo’ Surpasses By Far Her Grammy Act

    01/29/2018 12:54:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/29/18 | Judi McLeod
    In the meantime she’ll wait for Shillady’s “Sunday” while working with the entertainment industry proving that real life really is stranger than fiction Hillary Clinton’s Grammy audio book edition cameo reading extracts from the largely discredited book ‘Fire & Fury:Inside the White House’—incredibly Agence French Presse-described as “lighthearted” cannot possibly compare with her real life cameo of “spiritual advisors”. Incidentally, nothing Hillary Clinton ever does is in any way light or clean hearted, AFP. But for hypocrisy and outrageous lies Clinton’s Spiritual Advisor Cameo should win her “the grammy’s in the bag” status for life.