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  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    .... Breitbart.com, for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rikki Tikki Tavi (1975)

    11/21/2014 6:02:04 PM PST · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Great animated adaptation of the classic Kipling tale of a young mongoose and his struggles against a pair of vicious cobras. Animated. Narrated by Orson Welles.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Evil Roy Slade (1972)

    11/21/2014 5:54:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A childhood favorite tonight. John Astin stars in this western spoof about the mean, rotten, no good, and hilarious villain Evil Roy Slade. Directed by Jerry Paris, and co-starring Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Milton Berle, and Dom Deluise.
  • Have an HDTV? Use this neat trick to unlock better picture quality

    11/21/2014 4:56:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Komando.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kim Komando
    ... Calibrating your HDTV doesn't have to cost as much as the TV itself. A calibration disc is a thrifty way to get professional-grade results for less. What's a calibration disc? It's a disc that holds information for tweaking your HDTV's color and brightness levels. You don't have to buy a calibration disc, though - you can make your own with a free download from AVS. Not only is it free, it comes with a support staff in AVS's knowledgeable forum ...
  • BREAKING: Petition supporting Duggars breaks 50,000 signatures in 24 hours: growing fast

    11/21/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life site news ^ | Fri Nov 21, 2014 | John Jalsevac
    A petition launched by LifeSiteNews responding to a media campaign by gay activists to pressure TLC to cancel the Duggar family's highly popular TV show "19 Kids and Counting" has earned over 53,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, and is growing fast. At the same time, a Tweetfest supporting the Duggars is scheduled to begin at noon today, using the hashtag #DefendtheDuggars. (Click here to find out more about the Tweetfest.) LifeSiteNews' petition responds to a separate petition against the Duggars launched on Change.org, that in particular criticizes Michelle Duggar for opposing a "transgender" bill in Fayetteville and demands...
  • Local Woman Latest To Come Forward Accusing Bill Cosby Of Being Sexual Predator

    11/21/2014 8:13:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    November 20, 2014 11:15 PM | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local woman is the latest of more than a dozen women to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of being a sexual predator. Renita Chaney Hill, 47, tells KDKA reporter Ralph Iannotti she was a 15-year-old model and aspiring actress when she first met Cosby back in the 1980s. He was in Pittsburgh looking for performers to appear in his educational television segments “Picture Pages,” which filmed in the city. Hill’s modeling agency recommended her and she got the job. She says she was star struck. “Promises of bright lights and fame. That’s where I thought I was...
  • CBS news chairman stepping down

    11/20/2014 3:06:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 20, 2014 4:27 PM EST | David Bauder
    CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network’s news division along with “60 Minutes” for the past four years, said Thursday that he’s stepping down from the chief executive role to concentrate on the newsmagazine. […] While Fager didn’t succeed in lifting the “CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning” out of third place in the ratings, he set each program in a clear thematic direction with a harder, more traditional news broadcast than its rivals. Fager installed Scott Pelley as the evening news anchor and recently hired former NBC News President Steve Capus to run the...
  • From WWF legend to double amputee living on disability: Kamala the Ugandan Giant's tragic tumble

    11/20/2014 6:34:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A WWF legend who once wrestled headliners like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant is now a double amputee living in poverty in rural Mississippi. Now all James Harris, who rose to fame as Kamala the Ugandan Giant in the 1980s, has left from those days as a pro wrestler on the national stage are his memories. And with his continued optimism in the face of nightly dialysis, a tragic family story and mounting bills to pay, Harris hopes to put those memories down on paper in an autobiography called Kamala Speaks.
  • TV Land pulls ‘Cosby Show’ from lineup

    11/19/2014 8:19:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:44 PM EST | David Bauder
    NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is no longer under development.” A TV Land representative said the reruns will stop airing immediately for an indefinite time. “The Cosby Show” also was to have been part of a Thanksgiving sitcom marathon. The NBC sitcom and “Cosby Show” reruns joined a Netflix Cosby standup comedy special, which was...
  • Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit 3

    11/19/2014 5:51:25 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aRGTHLNNEOc
  • Brooke Shields Was Almost an Abortion Victim: My Grandfather Paid My Mother to Abort Me

    11/19/2014 4:29:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/19/14 | Maria Vitale Gallagher
    I have always been fascinated with the actress, model, spokeswoman, and author Brooke Shields. She has always seemed a compelling mix of wholesomeness and glamour, forthrightness and mystery. An ‘80s icon, she defined beauty and elegance. She socialized with living legends such as pop star Michael Jackson and tennis great Andre Agassi. I even worked with a TV producer who, during his time as a piano accompanist, had worked with Shields on a musical number. He said she was the most beautiful woman he had ever met. From an outsider’s point of view, she seemed to live a charmed life....
  • BBC TV's Ballykissangel: Did this stir up any controversy?

    11/19/2014 2:33:15 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 5 replies
    IMDB ^ | 11/19/2014 | Vanity
    I've been binge watching an ITV series on Amazon Prime. It ran from 1996-2001. Storyline Peter Clifford, a young Catholic priest from Manchester, is transferred to the village of Ballykissangel, Ireland, and is taken by the dry-humored publican Assumpta Fitzgerald who has almost the exact opposite of his good nature and dislikes the organized church. He has to deal with occasional battles against his hateful superior, Father MacAnally, and the day-to-day problems of the people:
  • Netflix pulls Cosby special as rape allegations mount against comedian; NBC Cancels Sitcom

    11/19/2014 11:57:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s been a cultural icon for decades, but a number of women have spent nearly that long accusing Bill Cosby of being something entirely more sinister. Although allegations against Cosby of sexual assault have been public for decades, a confluence of accusers coming forward has pushed the story to the top of the news — and into boardrooms as well. Netflix announced that it would postpone the launch of a comedy special involving Cosby, presumably in response to the allegations, although Netflix refused to elaborate: Netflix won’t air a new Bill Cosby special after three women slammed the comedian...
  • Don Lemon Gives Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Advice on How Not to Get Raped

    11/19/2014 10:02:32 AM PST · by bkopto · 73 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Lorena O'neil
    Don Lemon is catching a lot of backlash for a comment he made in an interview, implying women can stop unwanted sexual assaults. On Tuesday night, Lemon interviewed Joan Tarshis, a woman who recently went public with her accusation that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1969. During their exchange, Lemon questioned Tarshis on why she didn't bite Cosby and use her teeth "as a weapon" when he forced her to perform oral sex.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 41 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • NBC's Peter Pan changes offensive lyrics of song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' that stereotypes Native Americans

    11/18/2014 5:46:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 18, 2014
    NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Peter Pan' starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook on December 4 Some of the songs have been changed - including 'Ugg-a-Wugg', which is performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily It previously featured made-up 'Native American-sounding' words that have now been replaced with nursery rhymesNBC has changed the lyrics of the song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' for its live show of Peter Pan after the words were deemed to be offensive to Native Americans. The original number, performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily, featured lines including 'the brave noble...
  • New pro-life short film offers unique view into the reality of abortion

    11/18/2014 5:30:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live action ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Susan Michelle
    “You have to do what’s best for you,” an interrogator says in a room that looks like a police station. With this opening, viewers are in for a surprise in this new pro-life short film, “The Appointment – a mother’s choice,” both directed and partly produced by filmmaker Brandon Rice. We see the prisoner, bound in cuffs, behind the screen, but the interrogator says, “What’s in that room is irrelevant… The only significance he has is what you decide to give him.” The words sound like a pro-abortion argument, but the film uses a twist that will cause viewers to...
  • Breaking Bad Meets Frozen in the Hilarious “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?”

    11/18/2014 5:14:27 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies
    tv overmind ^ | 11/18/14 | king
    It seems like Frozen has been everywhere over the past year, after it made its theatrical debut last winter, even invading TV screens this fall with its own special on ABC before the characters of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and even Sven the reindeer made their way on to Once Upon a Time. However, I don’t think anyone could have predicted that Frozen would ever combine with Breaking Bad, but it happened yesterday, when this hilarious video, entitled “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?” (a parody version of Frozen‘s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”), hit the web....
  • Socialist Jack*ss OWNED in Rebuttal Video! (Russell Brand)

    11/18/2014 5:01:29 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 33 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    Russell Brand is one of Hollywood's favorite self-avowed liberal socialists. In this video, I wade through his asinine arguments so that YOU don't have to. He gonna be maaaaad. :)
  • Whoopi Goldberg sides with Bill Cosby as she expresses skepticism of sexual assault claims:

    11/17/2014 12:43:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 17, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Whoopi Goldberg is rising to Bill Cosby's defense as claims he raped more than a dozen women begin to mount. The View star expressed skepticism today about allegations by Barbara Bowman that the 77-year-old comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1985. Ms Bowman said that she went to a lawyer, who laughed at her when she tried to say that Cosby had sexually assaulted her multiple times when she was an aspiring actress and model. Goldberg asked why Ms Bowman didn't go to the authorities for proof that she was raped.
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 6 [SPOILER warning]

    11/16/2014 2:31:26 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 90 replies
    N/A | November 16, 2014 | N/A
  • When Coonskin Caps Were Cool

    11/16/2014 11:24:04 AM PST · by virgil283 · 68 replies
    “I still have the memory of my father buying me a Davy Crockett outfit, complete with a coonskin cap,” evokes columnist Lewis Grizzard. Another Crockett fan, Russ Kane, says it was a staple of his childhood:“I was four years old [when the series came out]; I still remember wearing my coonskin cap with its furry tail, as my friends and I pretended to hunt bears and shoot unruly bad guys.” .....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Land of the Pharaohs"(1955) in two parts

    11/16/2014 11:15:53 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1955 | Howard Hawks
    Part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2210qr_land-of-the-pharaohs-1955-1-2_lifestyle Part 2 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x221665_land-of-the-pharaohs-1955-2-2_lifestyle
  • Bill Cosby Stays Mum When Asked About Rape Allegations, David Letterman Appearance Cancelled

    11/15/2014 8:34:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 11/15/2014
    Things aren't looking too good for Bill Cosby. The comedian stayed completely silent when he was asked repeatedly about the rape allegations he's being faced with during an interview with NPR on Saturday, Nov. 15. NPR host Scott Simon asked the Cosby Show star, 77, about the shocking claims that have resurfaced recently while interviewing Cosby and his wife Camille about an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. "This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days," Simon asked the legendary actor. "You're shaking your head...
  • The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz

    11/15/2014 4:24:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    People ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tara Fowler
    Ever since he was a kid, Mark Schultz idolized his older brother. So when Dave Schultz was murdered in cold blood by his athletic sponsor, the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, Mark's entire world was turned upside down. "Losing Dave was like losing my anchor," Mark tells PEOPLE. "Dave was like a one-man cult and I was his follower. When he was killed, I was left floating free, wondering what to do." Mark recounts the story of his brother's senseless death in his new memoir Foxcatcher, out Nov. 18. The events are also the basis for a movie of the...
  • The FRiday Night Move - Sleuth (1972)

    11/14/2014 4:04:16 PM PST · by DemforBush · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Mystery lovers will, well, love tonight's film. A vain and eccentric mystery novel writer (Lawrence Olivier) invites his wife's lover (Michael Caine) to participate in a game that will resolve the situation to both of their satisfaction. All is not what it seems, however, in this twist-filled tale that will keep you guessing right up to the last scene. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Barefoot Contessa, etc.) In English, with Greek subtitles.
  • ‘Godfather’ mansion hits the market for $2.89M

    11/13/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by Borges · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/13/2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil
    A piece of American cinematic history is for sale again. The Staten Island estate where “The Godfather” was filmed is back on the market for $2.89 million.
  • Today, on this day in history...

    11/13/2014 2:14:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | november 13, 2014
    On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LPE4DP9eMvY
  • The Classical Roots of ‘The Hunger Games’

    11/13/2014 9:41:01 AM PST · by Bratch · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Barry Strauss
    The latest installment in “The Hunger Games” film franchise opens on Nov. 21 and promises to be another blockbuster. What accounts for the movies’ success? The obvious answer, of course, is the combination of the irresistible Jennifer Lawrence and Hollywood special effects with a rollicking good story. But we shouldn’t ignore the deeper themes of the tale, which are not only classic but classical, reaching back to Greece and Rome and the very foundations of Western culture. At the heart of the story are three beautiful, heroic young people: Katniss Everdeen and her male romantic interests, Peeta Mellark and Gale...
  • Shameful: Princess Leia Cat-Called While Walking New York Streets (video)

    11/12/2014 6:42:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11-12-2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Whas our society come to? A new YouTube video produced by "Are We There Yet" shows that a member of the Alderaan royal family wearing a simple white dress with her hair in two space buns can't walk through the streets of New York City without being subjected to cat-calls and unwanted propositions from the dregs of the galaxy. As Leia strolled through Gotham, she was harassed by the likes of Boba Fett, Jawas, an Imperial Stormtrooper, Han Solo ("Hey, your worship..."), Darth Vader and even Yoda felt the need to proposition the poor princess. We expect this kind of...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 11]

    11/12/2014 5:59:59 AM PST · by Bender2 · 221 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 11 Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. San...
  • With 'Rosewater,' Jon Stewart makes a movie

    11/12/2014 3:51:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Brunswick News ^ | 11/11/14 | Jake Coyle
    ....Jon Stewart is sitting outside his offices reflecting on his directorial debut, “Rosewater,” a drama about the unjust imprisonment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran.... It’s the morning after “The Daily Show” broadcast live for the midterm elections, including a sketch that reported from the campaign headquarters of the night’s big winner — Money, as played by a hard-partying Rob Riggle — and the desolate base of the night’s loser, Ideas. ....Stewart shot the film last summer in Jordan while on hiatus from “The Daily Show.” In extreme heat, working with a largely international cast and with a small budget,...
  • Movies for Veterans' Day night

    11/11/2014 4:51:37 PM PST · by matginzac · 38 replies
    11/11/14 | Me
    Watching "They Were Expendable" 'cause we're a Navy Family. Watchable watchin' ?
  • 'Interstellar's' Jonah Nolan Developing 'Foundation' Series for HBO, WBTV (Exclusive)

    11/10/2014 5:07:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jeff Sneider
    The Oscar-nominated "Memento" writer says "everyone would benefit from reading" the sci-fi trilogy HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy that will be written and produced by "Interstellar" writer Jonathan Nolan, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Nolan, who is already working with HBO on "Westworld," has been quietly developing the project for the last several months. He recently tipped his hand to Indiewire, which asked him, 'what's the one piece of science fiction you truly love that people don't know enough about?'
  • Starz Orders ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Series for 2015

    11/10/2014 3:20:28 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | November 10, 2014 | Laura Prudom
    Ready for some groovy news? Starz has ordered a follow-up series to the cult “Evil Dead” film franchise, titled “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” The new show will reteam director Sam Raimi with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell, who will reprise his iconic role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.
  • Actress Ellen Barkin: “Fetuses,” “Infants” Not People Because They “Cannot Talk”

    11/10/2014 6:53:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    life news ^ | 11/10/14 | Katie Yoder
    Forget speaking for the voiceless – according to Hollywood. ellenbarkin4Actress and abortion absolutist Ellen Barkin took to Twitter Nov. 1 to declare when life begins. (She’s not a scientist, but maybe she played one on TV once.) According to Barkin, a fetuses, babies and infants are not “persons” because they “cannot talk.” A Tony and Emmy award winner, Barkin has boasted roles in movies including, “The Big Easy,” “Sea of Love,” “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Very Good Girls.” “News flash…a fetus cannot talk,” Barkin tweeted. “It is not a person. Not even a baby, not even an infant. Nope. Sorry.” TWITTER...
  • New Jersey news cast reacts to graphic abortion images

    11/09/2014 10:41:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    A New Jersey news crew recently produced a story on their own collective reaction to a video developed by Created Equal, a pro-life group that shows graphic images of abortion in public areas. Created Equal operates under free speech rights, setting up overt displays that put the reality of abortion in plain view for passers-by in busy pedestrian locales. The crew, Chasing New Jersey, watched the following Created Equal video, and “Chaser” Bill Anderson instigated a discussion about their reactions (second video) after they saw it. Warning: The first video below contains graphic abortion images. GRAPHIC VIDEO ON LINK This...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 5 [SPOILER warning]

    11/09/2014 3:18:33 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 111 replies
    N/A | November 9, 2014 | N/A
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Midnight Lace"(1960)

    11/09/2014 1:07:25 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1960 | David Miller
  • Blu-ray Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – The Extended Edition (2013)

    11/09/2014 7:16:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Flickering Myth ^ | November 5, 2014 by Gary Collinson
    snip "Filmgoers and shire admirers have become as used to Peter Jackson and his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations over the years as they have the obligatory “extended cuts” of every already long film. The Hobbit films have been no different and now comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – The Extended Edition. The extended cut, like other Jackson extended cuts, is not a light one. It’s packed with 25 minutes of new footage. I debate to simply reveal said extended and new scenes, but one of the true pleasures of this extended cut is to go in cold and discover...
  • "Too Many Cooks" Adult Swim Video Short

    11/09/2014 6:47:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Youtube- Adult Swim ^ | November 7, 2014
    Has been trending on Twitter. The Opening credits of a 80's type Family TV show takes odd turn.
  • Macaulay Culkin is NOT dead: Rumors about the former child star revealed to be false

    11/08/2014 6:42:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/8/2014 | By CHRIS SPARGO
    * A site reported on Saturday that Macauly Culkin had been found dead in his apartment on Friday * The story soon picked up steam on social media, especially Twitter * In the end it turned out to be yet another hoax, and the 34-year-old is not dead A story that child star Macauly Culkin had been found dead has proven to be false. Just seven months after a similar rumor found its way on the Internet, some outlets reported that the body of the Home Alone star was discovered in his New York City Apartment on Friday. The story...
  • Harry Bosch TV series

    11/08/2014 2:06:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 8, 2014
    Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch  is a literary character created by Michael Connelly in the 1992 novel The Black Echo, and the lead character in a police procedural series now numbering seventeen novels. The novels are more or less coincident in time frame with the year in which they were published. Harry, as he is commonly known by his associates, is a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Bosch was named after the 15th century Dutch artist, Hieronymus Bosch. A new TV series - Bosch - based on the character in the books, will be starting in...
  • Sneak Peeks: Episode 505: The Walking Dead [SPOILERS]

    11/08/2014 7:52:52 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 22 replies
    YouTube | amc
    Sneak peek video previews/promos for this Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead. Contains some SPOILERS.
  • One lawyer may have just killed part of the Internet of Things

    11/07/2014 7:16:57 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Network World ^ | Nov 4, 2014 6:50 AM PT | By Andy Patrizio
    By showing the intrusive nature of a smart TV, the whole pitch for IoT gets a lot harder I've long felt the Internet of Things would be a tricky sell for a number of reasons, security and privacy being chief among them. People may not like having so many aspects of their lives connected to the internet, whether it's out of fear of being hacked or the intrusive nature of the companies behind the products. The latest story on the privacy front won't help. Michael Price, counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice...
  • Vanity - Post your reviews of "Interstellar"

    11/07/2014 7:08:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    If you see Interstellar this weekend, please your non-spoiler reviews for Freepers on this thread and I will bump it.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Stalingrad (1959)

    11/07/2014 6:38:57 PM PST · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Tonight, an excellent West German war movie about the military disaster at Stalingrad. Joachim Hansen is Lt. Gerd Wisse, an idealistic young lieutenant who begins to see things very differently while on the Eastern Front. Includes several semi-historical scenes involving German command (Paulus, Hitler, etc.) and some of the best use of actual war footage I've seen in a movie. In German with English subtitles.
  • What Are the Most Factually Accurate Movies?

    11/07/2014 5:43:15 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 238 replies
    Self | November 7, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I remember reading about an interview with journalist Lowell Thomas. He was asked what he thought about the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" since he knew T.E. Lawrence and one of the characters in the film was loosely based on him. Thomas replied that he began to take notes when the movie came on the screen but quickly put his notes aside because the Lawrence he knew personally and the one he saw on the screen bore no factual resemblance to each other. In fact most movies supposedly based on fact in reality are quite inaccurate so it would be easy...
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

    11/06/2014 8:44:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2014
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif., said his only daughter, the actress Wendy Schaal. He was 86..