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  • Gordon's Alive! New big screen adaptation of Flash Gordon being penned by Star Trek writers

    04/24/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | Andy Tillett
    He's a blond interplanetary superhero known for his tight vest and for facing up to the evil Ming the Merciless. And now Flash Gordon is set for a reboot after Twentieth Century Fox announced it has bought the rights to the original comic strip. According to The Hollywood Reporter the team who have just completed writing Star Trek 3, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, are working on a new script.
  • The Hidden Rebellion: Coming Soon on Film

    04/23/2014 10:40:19 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    NCRegister.com ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:04 | by Joseph Pronechen
    This factual film under way details the suppressed story of valiant Catholics during the French Revolution. The Hidden Rebellion: Untold Story Behind the French Revolution is a movie in the making. Filming itself is complete, and only the final editing and musical score needs to be added, as anticipation runs high for this true story.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/23/14

    04/23/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 16 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/23/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...They Were Expendable (1945)), 8pm est "A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II." Overview & Cast
  • Lupita Nyongío named People Magazineís ĎMost Beautifulí person of the year

    04/23/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2014 | BY RACHEL MARESCA
    It sure is Lupita Nyong'o's year to shine! The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year's "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o said of gracing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen." The 31-year-old actress has certainly proved this past year that she is beautiful both inside and out. Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in...
  • Does the Triumph of Faith-based Films Matter?

    04/23/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Klavan on Culture at Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]‚ÄúA man can no more diminish God‚Äôs glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‚Äėdarkness‚Äô on the walls of his cell.¬Ē So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.By the same token, I can‚Äôt imagine God‚Äôs glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don‚Äôt suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God‚Äôs Not Dead [2]was a ‚Äúsurprise hit,‚ÄĚ (i.e., a...
  • Accusations Prompt ĎX-Menís Bryan Singer To Skip This Weekendís WonderCon Fanfest

    04/22/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    deadline dot com ^ | 4-2014 | Mike Fleming, Jr
    EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of shocking allegations of sexual abuse against Bryan Singer that surfaced five weeks before the launch of the new X-Men film, Singer has cancelled a scheduled appearance at this weekendís WonderCon in Anaheim, Deadline hears. Fox instead will send Simon Kinberg as the studio prepares to launch the Singer-directed blockbuster X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Kinberg wrote and produced the film and has been a part of the X-Men universe since the beginning. Singer had been scheduled to be on hand to do interviews for the film that Fox opens May 23. It seems fairly obvious...
  • When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

    04/22/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future. There are three famous quotes that haunt me and guide me though my days. The first is from John Bradford, the 16th-century English reformer. In prison for inciting a mob, Bradford saw a parade of prisoners on their way to being executed and said, ďThere but for the grace of God go I.Ē (Actually, he said ďThere but for the grace of God goes John Bradford,Ē but the switch to the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Negroes in the house! Negroes in the house!' Oprah shouted as her father and his wife

    04/22/2014 10:32:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2014 | Laura Collins
    Barbara Winfrey can pinpoint exactly when her divorce turned more ugly than she had ever thought possible. It was Friday 2 November 2012, her sixty-fourth birthday, and the day she received the telephone call that turned the implosion of her marriage into an 18-month legal battle with one of the most powerful celebrities on the planet Ė her stepdaughter, Oprah Winfrey. Barbara listened as Oprah delivered her thunderous ultimatum: ĎYou say I never talk to you? I want to talk to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house.í Earlier this month Barbara was finally served...
  • 'Whirlybirds' Star Craig Hill Dies at 88

    04/22/2014 9:50:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 21, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Craig Hill, who played P.T. Moore, the co-owner of a helicopter chartering company, in the 1950s syndicated TV adventure series Whirlybirds, died Monday, the Spanish newspaper Ara reported. He was 88. Hill, who also appeared as the prison-bound first-time offender at the beginning of the Kirk Douglas cop classic Detective Story (1951), died in Barcelona, family members told the newspaper. He had lived in Spain for decades.
  • TV Networks Are So Scared About This App, They're Taking It All The Way To The Supreme Court

    04/22/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2014 | Steve Kovach
    Aereo, a service that lets you stream live broadcast networks like NBC, CBS, and ABC, is the focus of a big Supreme Court case today that could determine the future of TV.The networks are suing Aereo, claiming it violates copyright laws. If the networks win the case, Aereo will likely have to shut down.What is Aereo and how does it work?†The company assigns each subscriber an antenna that can access programming broadcast for free over the air.The antennas look like this. They're stored in Aereo's server centers in the local markets Aereo serves: APAereo then streams that content to your...
  • White House responds to Justin Bieber deportation petition

    04/21/2014 1:01:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | 04/21/2014
    The White House has no comment on Justin Bieber. On Sunday, the White House issued a response to the official petition to deport Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber that had gathered more than 270,000 signatures, writing, ďSorry to disappoint, but we wonít be commenting on this one.Ē The White House instituted a 100,000-signature requirement ó only so many signatories would merit an official reponse to a petition ó after its website was flooded with spoof petitions, including one demanding that America build an ď$850,000,000,000,000,000, Star Wars-style Death Star.Ē Sundayís indirect response to the Bieber issue was ďto avoid the appearance...
  • Controversial British model plans abortion so she can star on 'Big Brother'

    04/21/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    NY daily news ^ | David Harding
    23-year-old Josie Cunningham said producers of the UK version Ďsuddenly turned coldí when they found out she was pregnant ó either by a soccer player or one of her clients, as she works as a call girl. Figuring that was preventing her from becoming famous, the 18-weeks-pregnant Cunningham plans to have an abortion this week before once again trying to get on the show. A wannabe celebrity plans to have an abortion just so she can appear on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, who got pregnant either working as a prostitute or through having sex with a soccer player,...
  • Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God

    04/20/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/20/2014 | Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud
    (Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way. The movie "Heaven is for Real," which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with impressive box office numbers. Made for $12 million, the film, which stars Greg Kinnear, collected $21.5 million over the Easter weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, finishing third at the box office behind bigger budget films "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" from Walt Disney and "Rio 2" from Fox....
  • Johnny Depp Bombs in ďTranscendenceĒ with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend

    04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 19, 2014
    Johnny Deppís ďTranscendenceĒ bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. Thatís a disaster for a $150 million movie. This is Deppís second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic ďLone Ranger.Ē And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isnít ďPirates of the CaribbeanĒ? The answer is No. Heís made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Fisherman"(1959)

    04/20/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | Frank Borzage
  • There Is Nothing Like A Dame: Angela Lansbury Meets The Queen

    04/20/2014 12:15:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC America ^ | April 16th, 2014 | Fraser McAlpine
    Thereís something enormously compelling about these pictures of famous people getting honors from the Queen. Itís not unlike seeing friends from two different parts of your life chatting in a bar. The immediate reaction is almost ďI didnít know you two KNEW each other!?Ē Of course, everyone knows Angela Lansbury, who yesterday made the trip to Windsor Castle for her investiture as a Dame Commander. Best known for playing Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote, sheís had a lifetimeís experience on stage and in front of the camera, in such notable productions as The Manchurian Candidate, Nanny McPhee and Bedknobs...
  • Gosnell Movie crowdfunding push crosses the million-dollar mark

    04/20/2014 8:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    I‚Äôm taking Easter off, but it‚Äôs still a good time for an update on the efforts by our friends Phelim McAleer and Ann McIlhenny, filmmakers of Not Evil Just Wrong and Frack Nation. They want to tell the story of Kermit Gosnell, whom they describe as ‚Äúthe worst serial killer in American history,‚ÄĚ but they need to raise funds to shoot the TV movie. Phelim and Ann are halfway through their IndieGoGo crowdfunding push for their Gosnell Movie project, and passed the $1 million level in fundraising yesterday: Dear Supporters,We have just passed $1,000,000 and want to say very special...
  • Children lose seven minutes of sleep for every hour of TV they watch

    04/20/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014
    Every child would love to have a television in their bedroom, but new research suggests it is bad for their health. For every hour of television a child watches each day, they get seven fewer minutes sleep. U.S. researchers found boys are particularly likely to miss out on sleep because of the presence of a television in their bedroom
  • Johnny Depp Bombs in ďTranscendenceĒ with Shocking $4.8Mil Friday...

    04/19/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Johnny Deppís ďTranscendenceĒ bombed last night as expected, taking in just $4.8 million. That means the $150 million movie will likely take in around $12 million for the weekend. This is Deppís second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic ďLone Ranger.Ē And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isnít ďPirates of the CaribbeanĒ? The answer is No. Heís made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • I Wanna Marry Harry First Look: Fox Dupes 12 Women Into Competing for a Fake Prince Harry...

    04/19/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 29 replies
    E Online ^ | Apr. 16, 2014 | Tierney Bricker
    -snip- Fact: I Wanna Marry Harry is going to be the summer TV season's most-talked about new show. How do we know this? Well, just listen to the premise: 12 women compete for Prince Harry's love. The catch? It's not Prince Harry! Matthew Hicks, a normal English bloke, is pretending to be Prince William's red-headed brother. Cruel? Maybe. Entertaining? Hell yes. -snip-
  • Egyptís censorship board head resigns in film spat

    04/19/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2014 12:47 PM EDT | Maggie Hyde
    The head of Egyptís censorship board says he has resigned after the countryís prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer be shown. [Ö] Awad says: ďI did this out of respect for myself.Ē Ö
  • Transcendence and Noah: Bogus Bytes -- Hollywood plays God and loses big time.

    04/19/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2014 | By Armond White
    Transcendence is to the sci-fi genre what Noah is to the Bible. Both are poorly conceived reboots of a literary form into pseudo-visionary garbage. Each film also exemplifies the current trend of agnostic filmmakers playing God. In Transcendence, Johnny Depp, as the obviously named Will Caster, unleashes his berserk world-dominating ambitions after he dies and is resurrected as an artificially intelligent computer program with the power to ďovercome the limits of biology.Ē In Noah, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky reconceives the Biblical story of the Flood and Godís covenant with man through His servant (played by Russell Crowe) as a smart-ass...
  • Anyone seen this show "Fargo"?

    04/18/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT · by mylife · 113 replies
    RX ^ | 4/11/14 | Coen Brothers
    The Coens have done it again.
  • You Can Call a Man Fat But You Canít Fat-Shame Him

    04/18/2014 3:18:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/16/14 | Kat Stoeffel
    When a male contact sent me a 14-slide New York Post slideshow of paparazzi beach photos Leonardo DiCaprio under the headline ďThe Great Fatsby?Ē I felt a pang of empathy unprecedented in my relations with A-list actors. Poor Leo, of all people: carelessly frolicking in the Bora Bora surf, his hair in a man-bun and a 22-year-old in his arms, without the faintest idea that his body would soon be served up for our evaluation. He was oblivious to his appearance, yes, but even so, his body hardly seemed to qualify as fat. No question mark! ďI look like that,Ē...
  • 'Hobbit 3' Changing Name Before Release Date?

    04/17/2014 3:26:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    The Hobbit 3 is rumored to undergo a name change before the actual release date. The film was originally supposed to be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again but now might be changed to The Hobbit: Into the Fire. The news originated from the well-known Lord of the Rings fan-site called TheOneRing.net. The site claims a reliable source revealed that New Line has registered the new title. New Line also registered the unused The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies a few years ago, but that name was never used.
  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy at California mansion

    04/17/2014 12:05:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY DAREH GREGORIAN , TIM OíCONNOR
    Famous Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused in a new federal lawsuit of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Hawaii, accused the 48-year-old ďX-MenĒ filmmaker of first preying on the 15-year-old aspiring actor at a party at a California mansion where underage boys were plied with drugs and alcohol and taken advantage of. ďThe stories that Iíve heard of what went on at the estate are truly despicable,Ē the accuserís lawyer, Miami attorney Jeff Herman, told the Daily News Wednesday night. Herman identified the accuser as Michael Egan III. Egan, who is...
  • Chelsea Clinton on Producing Her First Film ĎOf Manyí

    04/17/2014 11:44:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    variety.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ďI learned (that filmmaking) was a much longer process than what I originally imagined,Ē Clinton told Variety in her first sit-down interview about the documentary, alongside its director, Linda G. Mills, and its two stars. ďIím not sure what I had originally imagined, but I would not have put my money on it being a two-year process.Ē
  • X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing underage male child actor..

    04/17/2014 5:42:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Just a month before his next film X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to release, director Bryan Singer has been accused of child molestation. According to documents filed in Hawaii, 31-year-old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles. Now Egan is suing the director, for $300,000 for the 'catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries' he says he suffered, the documents filed Wednesday explain.
  • Captain ĎAmericaí: Does the movie lean left, right or libertarian?

    04/16/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    So I finally saw the new Captain America sequel (Oh, and there are spoilers ahead in case youíre planning to see it but are even lazier than I am). Off the bat, I enjoyed it. It moved along well. Good action, blah, blah, blah. Now, on to the controversies. The most pressing of which is the lunacy of Captain Americaís shield. The physics make absolutely no sense. In the comics the shield is composed of adamantium, vibranium, and a certain lost/secret ingredient that made replicating the shield impossible. In the first Captain America movie they changed that, saying the shield...
  • Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s! (vanity, old TV ad)

    04/15/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
  • Why ĎGame Of Thronesí Is The Most Frustrating Show On TV

    04/15/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 83 replies
    Donít think this is a burial of Game of Thrones; it really is one of the best shows on TV right now. But ďthe bestĒ and ďfrustratingĒ arenít mutually exclusive, and thereís a lot Game of Thrones does that it could stand to stop doing. Like, for exampleÖ
  • ĎNoahí Now Closely Tied With ĎGodís Not Deadí at Box Office

    04/14/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah, the fanatical environmentalist anti-religious big budget movie, has crashed to 6th place, where itís closely tied with the low budget Godís Not Dead, a Christian film. Noah had a budget of $125 million and is struggling to make that back. Godís Not Dead has a budget of $2 million and has made it back many times over. Noah is playing in over 3,282 theaters, while G0dís Not Dead is playing in 1,860 theaters. While the final box office figures for the weekend arenít in yet, current estimates place Noah in 6th place with $7 million for the weekend and...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bedtime Story"(1964)

    04/13/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Ralph Levy
  • The Real History of Science Fiction | BBC America (TV docuseries)

    04/13/2014 2:09:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    BBC America Series Premiere: Saturday, April 19th at 10/9c From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBCís Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genreÖ for its audience itís a portal to a multi-verse Ė one that is all too easy to get lost in... Home | About the show | Episode Guide | Photos | Videos
  • ĎThe lord of all horsesí: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/12/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | Friday 11 Apr 2014 8:58 am
    Gandalfís horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died. The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.
  • Disney Is Tolerant of Anything in Its Movies...Except God - 'Frozen' Songwriters Reveal

    04/12/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing songwriters from diverse backgrounds, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there. Speaking on NPR's Fresh Air show, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez told host Terry Gross that some of the preconceptions outside of the industry folks might have about Disney may not be exactly true. "Disney is not this sanitized place that you might imagine it to be. I mean, they hired Ashman and Menken after they did "Little Shop of Horrors," which...
  • This Guy Just Lost Chance At $1 Million on Wheel of Fortune in Most Embarrassing Way Possible

    04/11/2014 6:54:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. He had the chance to win $1 million, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like ďA-chill-us.Ē Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the ďmythological heroĒ got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.)
  • Can the indie movie, 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    04/11/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ryan Faughnder
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. In a landscape dominated by dystopian teen sci-fi and Marvel superheroes, that may not seem like a lot...
  • Friday Features: 'Draft Day' review

    04/11/2014 3:48:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | April 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM | HAYDEN PITTMAN
    "Draft Day" focuses on the Cleveland Browns and places Kevin Costner in the lead role as Sonny Weaver, Jr., the general manager of the organization. As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, Weaver must decide what to do with the teamís draft picks to get the most value and whether or not to make a trade that would cause them to move up or down in the draft. The audience follows the team up until the draft, experiences the draft itself, and is led all the way to the first game of the season. The film walks the audience through trades,...
  • Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends

    04/11/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://time.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Suey Park, Eunsong Kim
    The marginalization of other voices is now complete.The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of ďother voicesĒ ó except when those ďothersĒ are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke ó is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends. Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert...
  • Are Antibiotics Making You and Your Child Fat?

    04/11/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 9 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-09 | Tim Boyer, Ph.D.
    Farmers intentionally feed chicken and other livestock antibiotics to increase their size. But antibiotics may be doing the same thing to you posits Dr. Oz in a new episode of The Dr. Oz Show that takes a look at why antibiotics may be making you fat and could be the cause of your obesity. ďToday Iíve got breaking news. Experts are uncovering the hidden reason behind Americaís obesity problem: Could you be gaining weight because of antibiotics that you take every day for problems like sore throats and earaches? Or from antibiotics found in our food? Itís an alarming finding,...
  • ĎThe lord of all horsesí: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/11/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    METRO (UK) ^ | April 11, 2014
    Gandalfís horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died.The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.In a statement posted to theonering.net, Royal explains that Blanco had suffered from Ďserious issues with his intestinal tract and liver.íShe was present when he was euthanized in his stable.ĎAlthough my heart was breaking,í she explains, Ďas my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating ďRelax Blanco. Let go. Walk into the light. Relax and let goĒ as the Blanco Iíve known...
  • John Wayne's "The Alamo" in 8.5 minutes with Original Soundtrack

    04/10/2014 3:59:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWmr0Afr4f8
  • 'The Hobbit 3' News: Sauron to Return and Defeat the White Council in 'There and Back Again?

    04/10/2014 3:49:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    enstarz.com/ ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Apr 10, 2014 11:13 AM EDT
    It is being rumored that the evil Sauron will return and battle the White Council in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
  • Flub of the Day: Fox News Anchor Congratulates UConn for Being the "NAACP" Champions [video]

    04/10/2014 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Video at link.
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the ďLate Show,Ē effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning ďThe Colbert Report,Ē will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Gosnell Movie to Expose ďAmericaís Most Prolific Serial KillerĒ Reaches $500,000

    04/09/2014 7:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Katie Yoder
    With 34 days left to go, the Gosnell movie raised $500,000 of the $2.1 million needed to share the story of Americaís ďmost prolific serial killer.Ēillfully ignored by the news media and frozen out of mainstream Hollywood, the grizzly tale of Kermit Gosnellís crimes will only come to life through ďcrowdfunding.Ē Filmmaker Phelim McAleer with wife Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda aim to raise $2.1 million in 45 days via fundraiser site Indiegogo for their Gosnell project, a scripted drama based on abortionist Kermit Gosnellís trial and grand jury report. The team turned to Indiegogo when similar crowdfunded site Kickstarter...
  • Advise on TV purchase (Vanity)

    04/09/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 81 replies
    Self
    Got rid of a 1970's "Home Entertainment Center", and wifey wants a semi-huge screen TV
  • The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    04/09/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jeff Yang or Tao Jones
    At the age of 93, actor Mickey Rooney has passed away. As his many lengthy eulogies have made abundantly clear, his was a life of stratospheric highs and humiliating lows. He was one of the biggest stars in the world as a teen; he fell into bankruptcy and irrelevancy as an adult. He reinvented himself and rebounded. He crashed and burned. Few lives have had as many epic twists and turns, making his obituaries obsessively engrossing reading.
  • Went the Day Well? (1942 movie)

    04/09/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    Tonight on Turner Classic Movies a film named as one of the "100 Greatest War Films" in Britain, "Went the Day Well"--This film has consistent suspense, worthy of Alfred Hitchcock ! It was released in 1943, when the war with Germany was raging. If you're fond of older British movies you'll recognize some fine actors: Leslie Banks, David Farrar, Thora Hird, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns. The film is a well-constructed piece of stirring, patriotic wartime propaganda. ....Midnight EDT. .....;