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  • ‘Jeopardy!’ Asks What Women Want; Women Ask WTF?

    09/30/2014 5:58:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 30, 2014 | Emily Wright
    “What do women want?” A question for the ages, challenging humanity’s sagest philosophers. On Monday night, “Jeopardy!” attempted to answer — er, question — it with a category that left viewers and women’s rights activists flabbergasted and disappointed. The compilation of clues, titled “What Women Want,” included prompts such as, “A few moments of quiet to do this, especially the one edited by Will Shortz in The New York Times.”
  • Rihanna joining James Bond film? 007 franchise considering singer as Bond girl

    09/29/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    James Bond loves the ladies, but he has never revealed his personal music preferences. Perhaps that won’t matter if Rihanna works out a deal to be the next Bond girl. The idea of the beautiful and talented singer has caught some fans by surprise, but everyone does think it would be a great idea for Rihanna to be part of the movie franchise. According to Elle Magazine on Monday, RiRi has been approached by the movie's producers for a cameo role in a James Bond movie
  • Real space battles would be more 'Asteroids' than 'Star Wars'

    09/29/2014 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 58 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Sep 28 2014 | Jon Fingas
    You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original Star Wars' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more than happy to explain in its latest It's Okay To Be Smart video. -break- ...even close-up combat might not happen. Given the sheer distances and the limits of the speed of light, it might look more like classic naval warfare...
  • "MORE WALKING (AND TALKING) DEAD: PART 1" - A Bad Lip Reading of The Walking Dead Season 4

    09/28/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 25, 2014 | Bad Lip Reading
    NEW Bad Lip Reading of season 4 of The Walking Dead Contains minor spoilers from season 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6BsMzc9mMs
  • Valerie Jarett Cameo on The Good Wife!!! (Vanity)

    09/28/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT · by time4good · 22 replies
    The Good Wife (CBS) | Today | Self
    Sorry folks for this which might seem trivial - just am amazed at the extent that this Administration has blended itself with Hollywood and Pop Culture to mix reality and fiction. I just came home and turned on the TV and happened to have CBS on (love Hawaii-5-O and Blue Bloods) and there was Valerie Jarett on The Good Wife - talking with the one slime lawyer (don't know his name - just remember him from Spy Kids as the creepy kids villian). Just hearing her talk just makes me want to puke - knowing how much wickedness she has...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon

    09/28/2014 12:07:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | 1942 | Leo McCarey
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • The D.I. with Jack Webb - The Sand Flea Burial Detail

    09/27/2014 8:14:56 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
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    My favorite scene from the great old Jack Webb movie, The D.I....
  • Curses, Fooled Again!

    09/27/2014 9:42:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-26-14 | Peter Funt
    I SPENT the summer producing new “Candid Camera” shows, and among the many things I observed after a 10-year hiatus was that people are more easily fooled than ever. That may seem counterintuitive, but I’m certain it’s true. Much has to do with multitasking. When my dad, Allen Funt, introduced the show over six decades ago, he had to work at distracting people. Nowadays they do it to themselves. Many people we now encounter are fiddling with cellphones and other devices, tackling routine activities with less-than-full focus. That makes them easier targets for our little experiments, but also more vulnerable...
  • "Left Behind" Movie Remake Coming Soon

    09/26/2014 10:57:00 PM PDT · by RginTN · 11 replies
    Charisma Magazine ^ | 10/24/12 | CHRISTIAN RETAILING
    Actor Nicolas Cage will reportedly star in what producers hope will be a new, improved movie version of the best-selling, end-times thriller Left Behind.
  • "Gilligan's Island" cruises to 50th anniversary

    09/26/2014 8:50:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 119 replies
    CBS.com ^ | 9/26/2014 | Ken Lombardi
    In thee 1960s, Americans were faced with civil unrest, a growing war in Vietnam and the potential threat of nuclear annihilation from the Russians. Perhaps it's no surprise then that "Gilligan's Island" -- with its trippy and light-hearted plotlines each week -- was a big hit with viewers, who may have wanted a diversion from the world around them. The sitcom first landed on the airwaves on Sept. 26, 1964 on CBS, airing for three seasons for a total of 98 episodes. It might have had a brief initial run, but the series remains one of the most syndicated shows...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Killers (1946)

    09/26/2014 7:21:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
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    It's double feature night at the DfB Theater, and boy. is our second movie a good one! A loner known only as The Swede (Burt Lancaster) is murdered by a pair of mysterious out-of-towners. An obsessed insurance investigator (Edmond O'Brien), tasked with the simple matter of settling The Swede's life insurance policy, becomes obsessed with finding out just who he was, and why somebody wanted him dead.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Kiss of Death (1947)

    09/26/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 4 replies
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    Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) is a soft-hearted crook who wants nothing more than to put his criminal past behind him and return to his family. That's not always as easy as it seems, however, especially when it means crossing a giggling psychopath like Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark, who gives us one of the most memorable/infamous scenes in film noir history). Colleen Gray co-stars.
  • Denver Broncos fans rally against CBS analyst Phil Simms

    09/25/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Heather Draper
    A petition started Monday on Change.org to ban CBS analyst Phil Simms from calling Denver Broncos games had gotten more than 19,600 signatures by early evening. Apparently many Broncos fans think Simms was biased .... However you feel about retired New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, the Broncos petition is getting a lot of signatures. The number of signers went up by nearly 1,000 signatures in the time it took me to write this.
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Pacino's 'Frank Slade' Has Some Advice for Obama About That Latte Salute

    09/24/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/24/2014 | Larry O'Connor
    The uproar over President Obama's "Latte Salute" as he exited Marine One Tuesday in New York has reached critical mass with social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook ablaze with indignation and outrage over his disrespectful and half-hearted gesture to the two Marines standing at attention for their Commander-In-Chief. Interestingly, a YouTube clip from the 1992 film Scent of a Woman has begun to go viral on Facebook.
  • Raiders (Raiders of the Lost Ark - silent, and in black and white)

    09/24/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    (Note: This posting is for educational purposes only.) I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre world, but it’s equally at home (and useful) in the movie world, since the term (roughly defined) refers to how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. In movies the role of editing adds something unique: the opportunity to extend and/or expand a visual (or narrative) idea to the limits of one’s imagination—a crazy idea that works today is tomorrow’s normal... So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging,...
  • The View‘s Alleged Republican Endorses ‘Progressive’ Chris Christie

    09/23/2014 1:24:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The View’s alleged Republican, Nicolle Wallace, probably thinks she did NJ Gov. Chris Christie a favor when she endorsed him today. Wallace, who has been a perennial Palin basher since she worked on the ill-fated McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, described Christie as “progressive.”
  • The Walking Dead Season 5 Official Trailer [SPOILERS]

    09/22/2014 5:02:55 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/22/2014 | amc
    New! The Walking Dead Season 5 Official Trailer Contains some spoilers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PJgm8_ODuU
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • "Madame Secretary": More Hillary push

    09/21/2014 4:42:22 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 47 replies
    See BS | 9/21/2014 | See BS
    Amd I the only one who remembers "Commander In Chief" in -- get this -- 2005/6 when the election was ramping up? Hollywood wanted hitlery in since they didn't see obozo coming? But of course obozo already HAD TV in the bag, since in 2008 people really thought they were voting for "24's" David Palmer. Then they voted again in 2012 b/c they could not admit to themselves they were wrong. Now, right at the start of the 2016 election cycle comes "Madame Secretary" featuring a smart-ass-wouldn't-we-like-all-cabinet-members-to-be-outspoken-like-that actress. Anyone who can't see this as ANOTHER attempt to run a TV...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Move Over, Darling" (1963)

    09/21/2014 11:29:57 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1963 | Michael Gordon
  • The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality (Politically Correct James Bond Through The Ages)

    09/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    MovieGuide ^ | Peter Hammond
    The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm. • KGB Infiltrators Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early...
  • [Vanity] "Mulaney" ... Really? An Astonishingly Laughless "Seinfeld"

    09/20/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 149 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/20/14 | FOX
    Holy cow! After the football game, FOX showed a preview of their new sitcom "Mulaney" ... named for the stand-up comic who stars. Never have I seen this kind of preview that had not ONE laugh. Not ONE. And the set-up is a blatant "Seinfeld" rip-off. Completely fake interaction amongst the characters. WHAT a disaster. Very sorry Martin Short is peripherally involved here. HE's the real deal. This show looks bad on so many levels.
  • Italian Diva Sophia Loren celebrates 80th Birthday in Mexico with Carlos Slim

    09/20/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Yucatan Times ^ | September 20, 2014
    The Italian diva celebrates her 80th birthday with an exhibition of some of her dresses, jewelry, photographs and awards at the Soumaya Museum. The Sophia Loren exhibition opened today at the Soumaya Museum. It displays pieces owned by the actress. “The best of all is under the same roof,” said the Italian diva at a press conference. Dresses she wore in films, international awards including the Golden Globe and Oscar, as well as photographs and jewelry are displayed.
  • First In, Last Out - The story of the Wild Weasel.

    09/20/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Part 1 of a very interesting, early 1980s, documentary about the creation and development of the Wild Weasel SAM hunting missions, from the earliest missions against Russian missiles in Vietnam with F-100's to the planes and equipment of the(then) present day.
  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    09/20/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2014
    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Enemy Below (1957)

    09/19/2014 10:13:36 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 25 replies
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    Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens square off in this taut WW2 film of cat-and-mouse between a U.S Destroyer and a German U-boat. In English with Korean subtitles.
  • Restaurant Impossible Goes To Fort Bragg (Vanity)

    09/17/2014 10:21:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    This is one of Chef Robert Irvine's best episodes of "Restaurant Impossible." Its hard not to get choked up over him saving the "Green Beret Club" in Ft. Bragg, Georgia. I have a lot of respect for those who serve our country and those who feed them. Not to be missed!
  • Stephen Colbert: Abortion is a “Funny Word” Just Like “Guacamole”

    09/17/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Katie Yoder
    Oh, the irony. The liberal feminist media are proving to be trailblazers. At least, that is, for male comedians. Abortion is “a funny word” – just like “guacamole” – according to comedian Stephen Colbert’s latest segment. For his Sept. 15 “The Colbert Report” show, Colbert invited actress Mindy Kaling on as a guest to discuss her comments against abortion sitcoms. Following Colbert’s lead, Kaling admitted her show “might” find a “hilarious take on abortion” in the future. Kaling, who garnered fame with “The Office,” now writes, produces and stars as an obg-yn in Fox comedy “The Mindy Project.” During a...
  • 'Bad Jon' Stewart Screams at Staffers: New Book

    09/17/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    It may be hard for Jon Stewart fans to imagine, but the beloved Daily Show host is "anything but warm and fuzzy," according to staffers quoted in Lisa Rogak’s new biography of the comedian, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. One tells the story of a time Stewart screamed in a producer's face and threw a newspaper at her, only to later apologize and explain, "Sorry, that's bad Jon. ... I try not to let him out." There are more such tales of Stewart's angry side in the book, Forbes reports, and Rogak notes, "I'm surprised that...
  • Pictures emerge of Django Unchained actress straddling and grinding her boyfriend in his car...

    09/17/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    DilayMailUK ^ | 17 September 2014 | Annabel Grossman and Michael Zennie
    The Django Unchained actress who claimed she was harassed by LAPD officers who unfairly arrested her when she was making out with her boyfriend appears to have been doing a lot more than just kissing. Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof. Eyewitness accounts suggest that Watts was grinding on top of her boyfriend with her shirt pulled up and her breasts exposed. An eyewitness who saw the couple as he worked in a nearby office told TMZ that...
  • OK OK .. Who's gonna win America's Got Talent competition?

    09/16/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AGT 2014 ^ | 9/16/14 | Vanity
    I would pay to see a good animal act or a decent comedian. Acrobats and contortionists,, Maybe. Magicians and singers,, watch your money disappear And then cry at the end of the song. Nyaaah. Raw talent is what it is all about. I miss Scooby already.
  • And it's only Day 2! Rosie O'Donnell shuts down Republican co-host Nicolle Wallace in heated..

    09/16/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    It's only day two of Rosie O'Donnell's return to The View and she's already made an enemy of her conservative co-host, former George W. aide Nicolle Wallace. The fracas started off with the question of whether President Obama is a people person and devolved when O'Donnell took offense at the assertion by Wallace that he might not be. 'I'm not saying things all Dems disagree with,' insisted the Republican PR whiz, before O'Donnell went on the attack.
  • ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Has Sex In Public – Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise to Boldly Go Back to the Workshop

    09/15/2014 2:53:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 9/11/2014 | Christopher Klimek
    Paramount Pictures didn’t know what they were giving up 40 years ago when they donated the 135-inch studio model of the U.S.S. Enterprise—the fictional, 23rd century starship at the center of the groundbreaking science fiction series Star Trek—to the Smithsonian. Star Trek had been canceled after three seasons five years earlier; the first of the now 12 Trek motion pictures was still five years away. Though the first Star Trek convention had taken place in 1972, there was little reason to suspect the beloved but low-rated TV show—unique for its optimistic vision of a future where men and women of...
  • Here are six things you need to know about Miss America Kira Kazantsev

    09/15/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14, 2014
    She's brainy! She's a beauty! And she plays a mean plastic cup! Meet the Manhattanite who is now Miss America. Manhattanite Kira Kazantsev is only 23-years-old but the blond bombshell is a scholar who speaks fluent Russian, advocates for domestic violence, plans on attending law school and can sing a mean cover of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
  • Rosie O’Donnell Returns to ‘The View’ Healthier and Happier

    09/14/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 88 replies
    variety.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Ramin Setoodeh
    The last person who thought Rosie O’Donnell would ever return to “The View” was Rosie O’Donnell. In the spring of 2007, the talk show host opted not to renew her contract with the gabfest created by Barbara Walters, even though her controversial opinions gave the program a ratings boost. Then, shortly before her departure, she got caught in a spectacular fight on live TV with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck that started over the Iraq War, but quickly turned personal — and went viral. “The day it happened, I was definitely crying,” O’Donnell recalls. “I got my stuff and walked out.”...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "5 Fingers"(1952)

    09/14/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1952 | Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • Lord of the Rings voted 'best movie soundtrack'

    09/13/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 08.26.14
    The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy has been deemed the best of all time, beating John Williams' 1977 Star Wars score into second place.Composer Howard Shore's accompaniment won the Classic FM listeners' accolade for the fifth consecutive year.Hans Zimmer's music to Gladiator, Schindler's List by John Williams and John Barry's soaring Out of Africa score made the top five.
  • Jennifer Lawrence Deserves Justice not Sympathy

    09/13/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2014 | John Nantz
    Storing indiscreet photos in the “Cloud”is stupid. Jennifer Lawrence and a long list of other Hollywood starlets, models, and personalities must certainly now agree. The dust has settled somewhat surrounding the criminal hacking of Apple’s iCloud and the subsequent theft of nude photos stored there by a naive group of female celebrities. It’s easy to see that a crime has been committed and any rational person must agree that the perpetrator ought to be brought to justice, on this point there really is no debate. However, this incident is pregnant with irony. In monotonous unity and with the tempo of...
  • ‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

    09/13/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-12-14 | Hank Stuever
    Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this...
  • ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ House Modernized and Back on the Market

    09/13/2014 12:07:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    zillow ^ | september 11, 2014 | emily heffter
    Rehabbed from top to bottom, this house will always be remembered as the home of Ozzie and Harriet, America’s first real television family between 1952 and 1966. It also served as Ari Gold’s home on “Entourage.” When it last changed hands in 2013 for $3.025 million,the home still had the same kitchen layout as it did on television, and Ozzie’s wood-paneled “pub room” stood frozen in time, complete with Ozzie’s model train. As Yahoo! reported, previous owners said the train would sometimes start on its own. And other owners since Ozzie’s death said they would sometimes find a kitchen drawer open beside the sink, presumably because his ghost...
  • The History and Science of Color Temperature (video)

    09/12/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    filmmakeriq.com ^ | May 11, 2013 | Filmmaker IQ
    The way we perceive color is greatly influenced by our cultural understanding. We all grew up learning that Fire is Hot and Ice is Cold. Therefor red and orange are warm colors while blue and cyan are cool colors.This association in our mind is so strong that filmmakers can actually invoke a sense of temperature just by the color palette they use in their films.Take for example Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing”The film beautifully photographed by Ernest Dickerson, is awash in yellows, oranges and reds invoking the heat of a long, hot day in the Bed Stuy...
  • Hollywood’s History of Faking It - The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing (video)

    09/12/2014 7:29:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    filmmakeriq.com ^ | Jul 16, 2013 | Filmmaker IQ
    With cameras and computers everywhere in our modern world, it’s easy to forget that the very first motion pictures were, themselves, essentially a special effect. It’s here at the beginning of filmmaking that we’ll start our journey:  the close of the 19th century with one of the world’s first prolific filmmakers – a man who spent his life studying the art of illusion – Georges Méliès.Georges Méliès In his 1898 film  Four Heads are better than one, (Un Homme De Tête) Méliès employs a visual trick that is the rudimentary beginnings of what we now think of as greenscreen compositing. The...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Stalag 17 (1953)

    09/12/2014 6:23:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
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    Billy Wilder's classic drama-comedy about a gang of American airmen being held in a German POW camp. William Holden stars as the cynical, wheeler-dealer JJ Sefton, with great supporting cast work from Don Taylor, Neville Brand, and especially Peter Graves.
  • 245 Confirmed TheatersAtlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?

    09/12/2014 12:29:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 85 replies
    opens in theaters today, September 12th. (lists theaters by state)
  • BBC Removes Doctor Who Beheading Scene

    The BBC announced today that they have removed a beheading scene from this Sunday’s episode of Doctor Who in light of the recent beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants. This week's episode is set in medieval England, and the scene in question is believed to occur during a fight between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect,” said the BBC in a statement.
  • Trailer: Never Let Your Guard Down: The Walking Dead: Season 5 Premiere

    09/12/2014 11:43:38 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/2014 | amc
    Trailer: Never Let Your Guard Down: The Walking Dead: Season 5 Premiere "Hunt or be hunted." Catch up with the remaining survivors in the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead, Sun., Oct. 12th at 9/8c. Only on AMC.