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  • IRONY ALERT! PBS-A Path Appears, story on sex trafficing-guest star...Hillary

    01/27/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by fungoking · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/26/15 | staff
    Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminates the widespread existence of a crime happening in our own backyards. In this episode, Ashley Judd and Nicholas Kristof meet Shana Goodwin, whose earliest memories are of being sexually abused by her grandfather. Shana guides them through the streets of Nashville where she was first sold to a pimp by her mother at the age of 12. Through Shana, we...
  • PULLING OUT, CALIFORNIA PORN INDUSTRY FACES NEW RISKS

    01/27/2015 8:01:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 26, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    25,000 adult film stars, distributors, and fans descended on Las Vegas this week for the 15th annual Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Award Show, the industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. Porn stars showed off for the cameras, toy manufacturers hawked their wares, and 1,000 journalists from hundreds of outlets chronicled the extravaganza. However, this year’s convention comes at a pivotal moment for the industry’s presence in California, which has long been the pornography capital of the world.
  • Why Is Disney Trying So Hard to Dilute Its Brand?

    01/27/2015 6:55:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sims
    On Monday, actress and feminist icon du jour Emma Watson announced via her Facebook page that she's committed to starring as Belle in the upcoming live-action Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Yes, that Belle, in that Beauty and the Beast, the film Disney made in 1991. The news comes just before the March release of Disney's live-action Cinderella (directed by Kenneth Branagh) and The Jungle Book (directed by Jon Favreau, due in 2016). All are timeless tales based on stories much older than the Disney canon, but these films are also explicitly remakes, using the same character names...
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports’ labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When you’re watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Princesses and superheroes (and Planned Parenthood)bring children joy at Snowtown USA....

    01/26/2015 4:31:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    watertowndailytimes.com ^ | JANUARY 26, 2015 | WHITNEY RANDOLPH
    FULL TITLE: Princesses and superheroes bring children joy at Snowtown USA Character Breakfast in Watertown WATERTOWN — What better way is there to spend a cold Sunday morning than having breakfast with Elsa, Cinderella, Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk. The children’s eyes lit up as their favorite Disney princesses and superheroes made their way around, greeting tables of families at the Snowtown USA Character Breakfast. .......... Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York was one of the main sponsors for the event. The Planned Parenthood staff was serving and assisting with the breakfast, Mrs. Gardner said. The Watertown Wolves...
  • American Sniper on the way to becoming highest domestic grossing war film of all time

    01/26/2015 7:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    American Sniper continued to smash box office records in its second week of showings, blowing through the $200-million domestic gross figure, and is set to pass Saving Private Ryan next week as the biggest domestic grossing war film of all time. The Clint Eastwood-helmed feature is red-hot in the heartland, as well as the South, according to Deadline Hollywood: For Sniper, should it hold its estimate into tomorrow, this weekend would mark a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts...
  • Happy anniversary abortion – vid

    01/25/2015 8:49:34 PM PST · by Morgana
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in America, the Center for Reproductive Rights uploaded this provocative video, featuring Mehcad Brooks. VIDEO ON LINK Happy Anniversary Center for Repro Rights Needless to say, they received a great deal of criticism for it and eventually removed it. In response, AlfonZo Rachel, uploaded this video: VIDEO ON LINK This week marked the 42nd year of abortion on demand.
  • Lizz Winstead thanks abortion providers for 42 years of killing babies

    01/25/2015 2:32:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    Lizz Winstead, co-founder of Lady Parts Justice. VIDEO ON LINK Yes- thank you: WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES ON LINK
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Do Not Disturb"(1965)

    01/25/2015 11:50:02 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | Ralph Levy | 1965
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • Johnny Depp Scores Lowest Wide Release Opening Since 1999

    01/24/2015 6:30:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    “Mortdecai” is loosely translated into “10 deaths.” That’s an understatement. Johnny Depp’s terrible comedy marks his lowest wide release opening since 1999’s “Astronaut’s Wife”– that’s excluding limited releases of smaller non tentpole movies like “Finding Neverland” (a hit ultimately), “The Libertine” (a disaster), and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” (a daffodil in the wind, box office wise).
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • 'A Walk in the Woods' film drawing mixed reviews

    01/24/2015 12:37:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    A Walk in the Woods is a film adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 book. It stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Redford, who is also one of the producers, had originally hoped for the late Paul Newman to be his co-star. The film is drawing mixed reviews. Favorable - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter Unfavorable - Dennis Harvey, Variety Unfavorable - Kyle Smith, New York Post Unfavorable - Daniel Fienberg, HitFix
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Tennessee's Partner (1955)

    01/23/2015 8:00:47 PM PST · by DemforBush · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A good, old-fashioned western tonight. Tennessee (John Payne) is a whiskey-drinking, high stakes gambling, all around rogue with few friends and plenty of enemies. His life begins to change when a good-natured miner named Cowpoke (Ronald Reagan) saves his life during an ambush. But will their budding friendship survive when Tennessee meets Cowpoke's bride-to-be (Colleen Gray), who may not be all she appears to be? Co-starring Rhonda Fleming and Leo Gordon.
  • Dean Cain Doubles Down on Michael Moore Comments... AWESOME!

    01/23/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week I had the one and only Dean Cain on the show. Not only did he double down on his comments toward Michael Moore, but he did them in a way that only Superman could. How can you not LOVE this guy?! "Would I love to give him a smack on the face if he looked me in the eye, as a man and said that? Well...Put us someplace without a camera..."
  • Pacino: If I wasn’t an actor I’d probably be slinging hash

    01/23/2015 11:15:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:29 PM EST | Lauri Neff
    Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he says he’s never really considered what other job he might be suited for—until now. Pacino says he thinks he’d be a good short order cook. He does have experience. Pacino played an ex-con who works in a diner in the 1991 film “Frankie and Johnny,” which was shot in a working eatery. “I could do this, be a short order cook,” he remembers thinking at the time. …
  • New Teasers/Trailers for 2nd Half of Season 5 of The Walking Dead

    01/22/2015 6:36:34 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 39 replies
    YouTube | Muliple | amc
    Two new teaser/trailers for the second half of season 5 of The Walking Dead: Trailer: Surviving Together: The Walking Dead: Season 5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv4-F6Q-1FQ Trailer: Another Day: The Walking Dead: Season 5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdA2ERFyUkg
  • The View under fire for being 'racist and sexist' after show insiders leaked rumors that Rosie Perez

    01/22/2015 7:28:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Topper Touissant and Josh Gardner
    The View has come under attack from a group of prominent Hispanic women who say the recent treatment of reportedly ousted panel member Rosie Perez has been both racist and sexist. The actress is the center of much talk at the moment that she was fired as a present on The View after less than one season. She is currently on hiatus to perform in Broadway's Fish in the Dark, but insiders say she never adjusted to either the show's signature hard news/soft news chat format or reading a teleprompter. A source on the set of the ABC show also...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 75 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • 'They didn't use any of my ideas': George Lucas says new Star Wars film is not how he envisioned it

    01/21/2015 12:57:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Shyam Dodge
    George Lucas had already been planning to make a seventh Star Wars film before he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney. When the auteur handed over his iconic franchise he also gave the studio his plotline for Star Wars: Episode 7. Disney, however, did not use any of the 70-year-old filmmakers ideas for the new installment.
  • Is there a doctor in the house? [Brian] Blessed's heart scare on stage

    01/21/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | QUENTIN LETTS
    Veteran actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with an apparent heart problem while playing King Lear. The 78-year-old had just started delivering his lines at the start of the Shakespearean tragedy when he fainted, toppled off a raised platform and fell heavily, his crown rolling to a halt at the front of the stage. Fellow actor Noel White, playing the Earl of Kent, announced quietly: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is not part of the play. Is there a doctor in the house?’ Indeed there was. A barely conscious Mr Blessed, flat on his back and surrounded by worried cast members...
  • Jessa Duggar's Controversial Instagrams Cause MAJOR Fighting Among Followers

    01/20/2015 7:31:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    cafemom.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Nicole Fabian-Weber
    Jessa Duggar, or any of the Duggars for that matter, has never been one to keep her religious or political views to herself -- and Sunday was no exception. Jessa attended March for Life in Little Rock, an anti-abortion demonstration, and she posted numerous photos from the event to her Instagram account. First, Jessa posted a message saying, "The Heart of Arkansas Beats for Life;" next, was a photo of the rally; and last, the 19 Kids and Counting star posted a picture of a sign that read "God loves every life from beginning to end." Unsurprisingly, her many followers...
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • Seven FACTUAL Reasons Michael Moore is an Ignorant Ass!

    01/20/2015 1:26:42 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Deep down, you know that Michael Moore is a dishonest, gelatinous sack of goo. We all do. Especially in recent light of his comments about American Snipers being “cowards.” But if you’re looking for a factual basis to justify your disdain for the rotund dummy, here are seven factual reasons proving that Michael Moore is in fact, a walking bag of human excrement. 1. He lied in his very first documentary, “Roger and Me,” about never receiving an interview with Roger Smith (CEO of General Motors). “Shut out by the corporations”, the plump profiteer declared! Thing is, Moore did speak...
  • TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

    01/20/2015 10:41:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 10:08 AM EST | David Bauder, Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore
    Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not about being diverse. It’s about being true to the world.”His show comes 15 years after civil rights groups, galvanized by a lineup of new network series almost entirely devoid of minority characters, sought and ultimately won agreements from major broadcasters to put programs on the...
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...
  • American Sniper Has Created a Cultural Moment: Here’s Why

    01/20/2015 7:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/20/2015 | David French
    At 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a packed theater in Franklin, Tenn., was completely quiet. As the credits rolled, some folks were filing out, but many more were standing, still looking at the screen, honoring the man whose life they’d just seen portrayed on the silver screen. Before the movie, I’d never seen the parking lot so crowded. I had to park more than a quarter-mile away, hidden in the corner of a restaurant parking lot (hoping I wouldn’t be towed), and watched in amazement as people were streaming into the theater from parking spaces scattered far and wide. It...
  • FX reveals new details about 'Fargo' season 2 (Ronald Reagan as a featured character)

    01/20/2015 12:54:04 AM PST · by Rastus · 8 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan. 18, 2015 | Natalie Abrams
    During TCA’s winter press tour, FX CEO John Langraf revealed that Ronald Reagan will figure into the second season of the network’s hit anthology series. “It covers something that was referenced in the first installment by Lou Solverson, Molly Solverson’s [Allison Tolman] father,” Langraf said. “It’s a big sprawling, in some ways, more comedic [season], though at times, a very serious show. It’s set in the late ’70s against the backdrop of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. Reagan is a character in it.” After the panel, Landgraf confided to EW that Fargo will actually be...
  • Sons of Liberty

    01/19/2015 12:53:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Channel Guide ^ | 1-19-15
    Sons of Liberty Three-Night Event Begins Jan 25 at 9/8c on the History Channel. Video at source link. Topics will include Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere, and more.
  • Fail of the Day: QVC Host and Isaac Mizrahi Debate Whether the Moon is a Planet or a Star [video]

    01/19/2015 12:42:58 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 73 replies
    This conversation will hurt your brain. QVC is not typically the go-to place for spirited discussions about the mysteries and marvels of space, but this week host Shawn Killinger and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi turned it into one. Killinger was presenting a "Cherry Blossom Print Boyfriend Cardigan" design by Mizrahi which she thinks looks like the Earth "when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet moon." And from this point forward we realize our education system has failed us, at least in the science department. "From the planet moon…" repeats Mizrahi. "Isn't the moon a star?" she asks, questioning...
  • Ickey Woods stunned by response to TV ad

    01/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Dale Yurong
    The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. Ickey was very surprised by the popularity of his commercial. It has thrust him back into the national spotlight. 25 years have passed since Ickey has done the shuffle on the field for the Bengals. He still lives in the Cincinnati area. Woods said, "Now I'm...
  • Michael Medved's Best and Worst Movies of 2014

    01/18/2015 11:26:27 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 28 replies
    Medved Website ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Medved
    BEST: 1. American Sniper 2. Boyhood 3. Chef 4. Magic in the Moonlight 5. The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies 6. Guardians of the Galaxy 7. Locke 8. The Lego Movie 9. Mr. Turner 10. Big Eyes WORST: 1. Snowpiercer 2. Sex Tape 3. Tammy 4. Transformers: Age of Extinction 5. The Other Woman 6. Tusk 7. Dumb and Dumber Too 8. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? 9. Robocop 10. Inherent Vice
  • Aliens, Robots, Cheetahs, Oh My! Watch These “Face Hackers” Use Projectors To Modify Their Faces

    01/18/2015 11:14:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 1/18/15 | Greg Kumparak
    Happy Sunday! Ready to have your mind blown?By mixing ultra-bright projectors and advanced facial tracking with some damned fine visual design, these guys are able to use their faces as a canvas some truly wild work. ==>>>Watch on as they morph from human, to alien, to cheetah, to robot overlord on the fly.<<<==So how does it work? To oversimplify it: an array of cameras tracks the dots on their faces, akin to the way Hollywood motion capture systems work. They then take some truly amazing texture/animation work and digitally morph it around a model of each guy’s face — essentially...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Istanbul"(1957)

    01/18/2015 12:02:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1957 | Joseph Pevney
  • Fox Explores ’24’ Without Jack Bauer

    01/18/2015 11:07:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 17, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    Are Jack Bauer or the real-time format at the heart of 24? Fox brass are likely wrestling with that dilemma as they are weighing a possible new limited series installment of the popular franchise. That’s because the network has been pitched a followup to last summer’s 24: Live Another Day that may or may not feature 24 signature star Kiefer Sutherland. In the the idea, which comes from 24/24: Live Another Day executive producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto, “there is a point at which Jack Bauer could come in and fit organically into the story, or they...
  • Man credits Star Wars costume with saving his life

    01/18/2015 10:27:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Loxley, who says he “began Storming around Australia for the Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in a full Sandtrooper Star Wars costume” two years back, is crediting the armour for saving his life. ... He said the suit is often criticized by Star Wars fans as ineffective against attacks ranging from laser blasts to rocks thrown by Ewoks. "So all those people that rag on the old stormtrooper because you know, the armor doesn't do this, it doesn't do that ... it stopped a snake bite and probably saved my life today," he said. Loxley said the snake appeared to...
  • Fox Plans 'Minority Report' TV Adaptation

    01/18/2015 7:01:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    reboot of the popular sci-fi mystery film Minority Report is being developed as a TV series for Fox. The 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, starring Tom Cruise and loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, takes place in Washington D.C. during the year 2054.
  • Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update

    01/18/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    UPDATED: Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.
  • Czech silly walkers pay tribute to Monty Python

    01/18/2015 12:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Daily Naqtion ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | AFP
    Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python perform their skills during the International Silly Walk Day on January 7, 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic. Around 50 participants in costumes presented the Silly Walk, based on a sketch from the Monty Python troupe. PHOTO | MICHAL CIZEK | AFP BRNO, Czech Republic Nicole Schickova adjusts her unruly fake moustache, as crucial to her outfit as her bowler hat, and takes two comical giant steps, thrusting her leg up as far as it will go, before dragging her rear foot over. The 24-year-old's Austrian friend, also in moustache and hat, shuffles...
  • 'American Sniper' Is On Track To Break Records

    01/17/2015 7:16:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/18/2015 | Zach Noble
    The Clint Eastwood-directed “American Sniper” raked in $30.5 million in its wide-release debut Friday, putting it on track to earn up to $80 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Hollywood Reporter trumpeted Saturday. That could put the war movie on track for the biggest January opening ever. Over at Forbes, Scott Mendelson offered some context: Going into yesterday, the biggest opening weekend for a movie Clint Eastwood directed and/or starred in is Gran Torino, which opened in wide release in January 2009 with $29.5 million. The biggest January debut weekend was Ride Along, which earned $48m over...
  • Fox eyeing reboot of 'X-Files,' 'Prison Break'

    01/17/2015 7:12:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    “It’s been reported and it’s true that we’ve had some conversations on the ‘The X-Files,’” Newman said about the Chris Carter-created sci-fi drama that capped off a nine-season run in 2002. ... “We are hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point,” Newman added.
  • Hallmark Movie BRIDAL WAVE Helps Anxious Bride-to-Be Down the Aisle–Maybe! (Video)

    01/17/2015 6:50:04 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    TV Ruckus ^ | 01/17/2015 | Michelle R. Dillard
    Tonight Hallmark Movie fans are in for a romantic treat, when Golden Globe nominee Jaclyn Smith (“Charlie’s Angels”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Andrew W. Walker (“A Bride for Christmas”), David Haydn-Jones (“White House Down”) star in BRIDAL WAVE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere. With her wedding day rapidly approaching, an anxious bride-to-be has doubts about her pending marriage. At a romantic island resort, she encounters a handsome kindred spirit and must now decide if her “perfect” fiancé is really her true love. ARIELLE KEBBEL (Georgie): Arielle Kebbel made her mark in Hollywood when she was only...
  • Ray Bradbury's house, sold for $1.76 million, is being torn down

    01/17/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2015 | Carolyn Kellogg
    Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Cheviot Hills home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale ... The home, which was purchased in June for $1.765 million, is being demolished. A permit for demolition was issued Dec. 30, Curbed LA reports, and a fan who visited the house over the weekend found it in the process of being torn down ...
  • Amazon's New Series 'The Man In The High Castle' Is Amazing

    01/17/2015 12:23:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com ^ | 01/15/2014 | Matt Novak
    What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is fantastic.N
  • Howard Shore's Scores to 'Scanners' and 'The Brood' Get First Vinyl Release via Mondo

    01/17/2015 12:06:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    In an announcement that's bound to blow some minds, film score authorities Mondo have revealed they'll be delivering the music from Canadian body horror icon David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Brood on a single slab of vinyl tomorrow (January 13). The Mondo blog confirmed that the label has teamed up with Howe Records for a release placing Howard Shore's score to 1981's Scanners on the A-side and his "The Shape of Rage Suite" for 1979's The Brood on the flip.
  • ‘American Sniper’ zeroes in on Clint Eastwood record with $29.1M Friday haul

    01/17/2015 9:31:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Clint Eastwood’s latest film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, is set to rake in more money in one day that any Eastwood-directed film. Late night industry estimates show the film bringing down $29.1 million in its first expanded release day on Friday, Deadline Hollywood reported Saturday.
  • American Sniper; A Powerful Movie Worth Seeing.

    01/17/2015 1:48:51 AM PST · by lee martell · 12 replies
    January 17 2014 | Lee Martell
    Considering that the movie American Sniper written about Chris Kyle, and directed by Clint Eastwood has been out since the last week of December, I may be late to the game expressing an opinion. I'll say it anyway, this is one of the best movies I've ever experienced. Notice I say, 'experienced, vs just 'seen', because the film becomes exactly that, something anticipated, tolerated, endured and later celebrated. Certain portions of the film resemble riding along with the police during their night shifts, or at least what most people expect these shifts to be like. I know very little about...
  • ‘I won’t play a gay character’: Kevin Hart says he turned down a role in Tropic Thunder because…

    01/16/2015 10:38:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 00:17 EST, 17 January 2015 | Laurel Browne
    Kevin Hart says he won’t play a gay character. The topic came up on Friday when the hosts of radio show, The Breakfast Club, asked the 35-year-old if he had any roles that he regretted missing. “The one role I regret—Tropic Thunder,” the Wedding Ringer star responded before admitting he had turned down the part because it was “real flagrant”. According to Kevin, he could have played the role of rapper-turned-actor Alpa Chino in the 2008 comedy, but he passed because the character, on script, was “real flagrant.” “I was like, ‘I can’t. I can’t do this,’” Kevin said of...