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  • Netflix and PILL: Streaming firm boss reveals the future of TV could be a Matrix-style [tr]

    10/27/2016 9:12:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2016 | Chdeyenne MacDonald
    As entertainment firms fight to stay ahead of virtual and augmented reality systems, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is keeping tabs on hallucinogenic drugs. At the Wall Street Journal Live conference on Tuesday, Hastings discussed potential challenges the streaming service may face in the future, including 'pharmacological' competition. The chief executive went on to describe a Matrix-like scenario in which users could take a 'blue pill' to experience hallucinatory entertainment and a 'white pill' to come back to reality – and says it could happen in the next twenty years.

    10/27/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 44 replies
    ANOTHER NEWS FLASH FOR ROKU USERS A new channel has been added at the ROKU 'store' The New Channel is NOWHERE TV And for all yous Red Green Show fans....take heed. The channel has this in it's vaults for you to enjoy. "RED GREEN SHOW"! Glory be. Happy viewing. Buy shares in popcorn!
  • (Vanity) The Schadenfreude Moment: Which network will be most upset with a Trump victory?

    10/27/2016 7:39:34 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 85 replies
    10/27/16 | Hoagy62
    On the night of November 8th, when the voting tallies are coming in and the MSM realizes that a Trump landslide is in progress and there's no way they can deny it, how do you think they'll react? Will there be tears? Which network anchor will have the worst (or best) reaction? Which network will be most loathe to call the race for Trump?
  • Megyn Kelly Seeks Salary North of $20 Million in Contract Talks With Fox News

    10/27/2016 3:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2016 | Joe Flint
    Fox News star Megyn Kelly has changed agents and publicity teams since last year. Now the question is if she will change TV networks. Host of “The Kelly File,” one of the cable-news channel’s most popular shows, Ms. Kelly is in active talks over her contract, which expires next July. Her profile has been rising during the presidential election cycle, in part thanks to a dust-up with Republican candidate Donald Trump.
  • Michael Moore Explains Why TRUMP Will Win

    10/25/2016 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Antioch · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | Swamp Drainer
    Michael Moore explains to us why TRUMP will win. He gets it. This is capitulation. Trump will win BIG LEAGUE ------------------------------------------------ All of you globalists, Wall Street criminals, CTR and Hillary shills stop spamming my video with those allegations that Moore is anti-trump. He's clearly not. I will ban you if you harass anyone commenting in here. Please make sure to share on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you!.
  • WOW - Even ultra-liberal Michael Moore sees Donald Trump's landslide victory

    10/25/2016 1:49:26 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 18 replies ^ | 10/25/16 | Michael Moore
    Michael Moore goes off, once again...But for the first time in his life, HE NAILS IT! (Language warning)

    10/25/2016 5:29:31 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 36 replies ^ |
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK EIGHT Thursday, Oct. 27 8:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Titans Sunday, Oct. 30 9:30 a.m. ET Redskins at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Colts 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Saints 1 p.m. ET Lions at Texans 1 p.m. ET Jets at Browns 1 p.m. ET Packers at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Patriots at Bills 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Panthers 8:30 p.m. ET Eagles at Cowboys Monday, Oct. 31 8:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Bears Bye week: Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, 49ers
  • Helpful VANITY for NON-ROKU Users

    10/25/2016 1:16:53 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    Yesterday was a tip for ROKU users. Today is for non-ROKU users who wish to cut their cable lines. Two videos were found which are shared. You might view both to see if you could use the information. How To Get Free Cable Channels On Your Computer Easily and Legally Free US And UK Premium Cable TV Package This Is A Free Cable TV Replacement The power is in your hands. USE IT!
  • ‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Spoilers: President Marsdin Discusses Her Alien Amnesty Act [Truncated]

    10/24/2016 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Inernational Business Times ^ | October 21, 2016 | CHRISTIAN SACLAO
    Supergirl | Welcome to Earth Trailer | The CW President Olivia Marsdin (Lynda Carter) will try to convince Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) to support her alien amnesty act in Season 2, episode 3 of “Supergirl.” In a sneak peek for the upcoming episode, titled “Welcome to Earth,” President Marsdin tells Hank that it is high time for her alien amnesty act to be enacted into law — an idea that the director of the D.E.O. doesn’t really approve. “I’m surprised now that your true identity is known to the world, you don’t live openly as your Martian self,” the President tells Hank in the...

    10/24/2016 11:17:08 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 54 replies
    n/a | self
    Fellow ROKU users, we just installed, free, the X-TV app Roku offers. For LOADS of NEW tv viewing, tee vee shows and movies, you MUST do this. Though FOX news is waning, you will be able to see the broadcast, C Span, a weather station, etc, etc, Walking Dead, X-Files, Sopranos, Law and Order, House, Chip and Dale Cartoons and many other toons (for the children) There is so much offered it is virtually impossible to list even a small portion of the choices. CUTTING CABLE CORDS? Roku is for you, now more so than ever.
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 7 Episode 1

    10/23/2016 5:11:08 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 243 replies
    N/A | October 23, 2016 | N/A
  • What's Going On With FOX News.Very Aware Polls Skewed For Hillary,Yet They Are Going Along With It.

    10/23/2016 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 74 replies
    And aren't we all saying this to ourselves? Fox News knows that most polls are oversampling Dem's by 10 to 15 points.Just like with ABC.Hillary has 50% now?,Really?.And who does ABC really expect to take their poll seriously being Hillary realistically can't reach 40 Percent. We call agree that something is up with Fox News.It seemed about six months ago they were agreeing with the polls that always had Trump ahead of Hillary by five to ten points,and lately most of the hosts are trying to convince us that Hillary is actually ahead by 6 or 7 points?
  • Last Man Standing Review: “Trick or Treat” Turns Sour At The Baxter Party (Tim Allen as Trump)

    10/23/2016 11:28:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    TV Over Mind ^ | 10/22/2016 | Nick Hogan
    It’s once again Halloween at the Baxter house, and Last Man Standing presented a really effective, fun way to celebrate the pagan holiday. I really enjoyed watching all the promos get released for this week’s episode, and as a fan, I was not disappointed. This week on Last Man Standing: Mike is tired of having Halloween parties, so he devises a plan to make this the final year: Everyone should dress as each other, and watch the arguments unravel the holiday. Vanessa gets some bad news related to the teachers strike. Mike and Chuck end up choosing the same costume....
  • Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly

    10/22/2016 11:12:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 3:01 PM ET
    The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family. Her son, Prince Albert of Monaco, has confirmed to People Magazine that he was the recent purchaser of the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home in the city’s East Falls section. He said in an interview on the magazine’s website posted Friday that the house is “very special to our family.” He said he was happy to have saved it “from a near certain death or development.” […] The home...
  • 'She not comin' over to your house. You don't have to like her': Oprah gives Hillary Clinton a less

    10/22/2016 12:38:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 10/21/16 | Francesca Chambers
    Full title......'She not comin' over to your house. You don't have to like her': Oprah gives Hillary Clinton a less-than-warm endorsement................... The talk show queen told a TV audience in a taping for T.D. Jakes' show that liking Clinton is not a requisite for voting for the Democrat Winfrey was with Barack Obama in 2008. She told an audience that year that he was 'the one' - a phrase with messianic inferences Flash forward eight years: Oprah said this past June that she's voting for Clinton; 'There really is no choice,' she told Jakes
  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 6:08:19 PM PDT · by savedbygrace · 31 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Make 'Captain Planet' Movie

    10/20/2016 6:46:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 19, 2016 | 9:19 AM EDT | Mark Judge
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions are in talks to make a live action film adaptation of the early 1990s environmental cartoon “Captain Planet.” […] According to reporters Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit, “Sources say the story takes place years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.” …
  • Fans watching fewer NFL games cite protests as primary reason

    10/20/2016 3:32:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jay Busbee
    Ratings in the NFL, while still stronger than any other challenger on the television landscape, continue to decline, and a new survey by Yahoo Sports and YouGov discerns several reasons why. In a survey of 1,136 Americans who identified themselves as NFL fans, 29 percent said they are watching fewer NFL games. (Interestingly, 27 percent said they were watching more, though that does not necessarily correlate only a 2 percent net loss.) The fans claiming they watch less of the NFL cited the following reasons: • Protests by Colin Kaepernick and others • Lack of opportunity to watch the NFL...
  • Eddie Applegate, a Sweetheart on ‘The Patty Duke Show,’ Dies at 81

    10/19/2016 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | October 19, 2016 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Eddie Applegate, an actor best known for playing Patty Lane’s steadfast high school sweetheart on the 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was confirmed by his son Michael, who said Mr. Applegate had been living in a care facility after a stroke in 2013. Mr. Applegate was the third cast member from the show to die this year. Ms. Duke died in March, and William Schallert, who played her father, died in May. On the show, which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966, Ms. Duke played identical cousins,...
  • Female Victims, Male Abusers, ... in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the Train

    10/19/2016 2:54:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2016 | Armond White
    Full title: Female Victims, Male Abusers, Revenge of the Sisters in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train, last week’s top box-office film, is so thoroughly lousy that it augurs a horrible future for the American movie-going plebiscite. This woman’s revenge story (dramatized in triplicate, with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson as suburban white women who suffer psychic abuse by a male) promotes perverse “feminist” sisterhood... In [André] Téchiné’s new film, Being 17, a white French youth falls in love with an Algerian teenager while contending with adolescent urges and stress...
  • NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' has lowest ratings since 2011

    10/18/2016 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 4:29 PM EDT | David Bauder
    NBC’s flagship Sunday Night Football game had its smallest audience in five years this week, evidence of the NFL’s new deflation issue. The game between Indianapolis and Houston reached 13.6 million viewers, removing the weekly broadcast from its usual spot at or very close to the top of the Nielsen company ratings. CBS’ Thursday night game scored slightly higher. …

    10/18/2016 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 85 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 7 Thursday, Oct. 20 8:25 p.m. ET Bears at Packers Sunday, Oct. 23 1 p.m. ET Saints at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Colts at Titans 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Browns at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Lions 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Bills at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jets 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at 49ers 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Steelers 8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Cardinals Monday, Oct. 24 8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Broncos Bye week:...
  • Hannity is playing the O'Keefe Veritas video

    10/17/2016 7:42:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | 10/17/16 | James O'Keefe
    Sean Hannity, and a few others (Alex Jones, Michael Savage, Mark Levin) all doing the job of playing or reporting the O'Keeffe Veritas video today. This while the rest of the pro Hillary media refuse to report it. Great job Sean for getting the video on Fox News tonight! Mark Levin had James O'Keefe as a guest! Great job Mark! Jones and Savage both covered it extensively! Both had an outstanding review of it. The above guys we have to support. I don't think we are going to have a country in the near future if we do not. I...
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To 5-Year Low In OT Game

    10/17/2016 10:28:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Maybe it was the Los Angeles Dodgers-Chicago Cubs Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, or The Walking Dead retrospective special ahead of next week’s Season 7 debut. Or maybe it was just NFL exhaustion after the Dallas Cowboys crushed the Green Bay Packers 30-16 earlier in the day, or maybe blame The Simpsons’ annual ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episode. Whatever it was, Sunday Night Football and NBC had a real problem last night, and it wasn’t Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
  • Phone Call to General Motors

    10/17/2016 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Edward Santos youtube ^ | Published on Apr 14, 2012 | Edward Santos
    Phone Call to General Motors
  • Shep Smith comes out as gay and denies that 'loving' Roger Ailes stopped him from revealing [tr]

    10/17/2016 6:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Shepard Smith has come out as a gay man in a new interview. The popular Fox News anchor, who has been with the network since it first launched 20 years ago, spoke about his sexuality in an interview with Huffington Post. Smith, 52, confirmed the long-circulating rumor when he was asked if it was former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who prevented him from coming out of the closet.
  • The Journey So Far (Walking Dead preview hour)

    10/16/2016 6:00:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 10-16-16 | AMC
    2 hour retrospective.
  • Dakota Fred Hurt marries Jennifer Sheets, may be returning to Gold Rush?

    10/16/2016 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    Starcasm ^ | August 7, 2016 | Asa Hawks
    We have some great news to report for old school fans of Gold Rush as former star Dakota Fred Hurt has married Jennifer Sheets, his Executive Assistant and cook for his mining crew! In attendance at the wedding was fellow Gold Rush star Tony Beets and his wife Minnie Beets. [snip] Dakota Fred and son Dustin Hurt announced back in February that they were looking for crew members to run “a swift water suction dredge gold mine high up in the mountains of S E Alaska,” and the job posting included the sentence: “You will also need to be happy...
  • Andrea Tantaros: Fox News ‘Bought Off a Lot of Women’

    10/15/2016 10:36:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Mark Joyella
    "In an interview Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Fox “has plenty of money” and suggested that “they’ve bought off a lot of women. What they don’t have is accountability.” In August, Tantaros filed a lawsuit claiming the network “operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny.”  
  • Want movie to make more money? Drop 'gay' content [Hollywood]

    10/15/2016 3:42:09 PM PDT · by donna · 55 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 15,2016 | Alex Murashko
    Movies with no homosexual content make about six times more money at the box office than movies with some, frequent or heavy homosexual content, according to a three-year study by Movieguide and the Christian Film & Television Commission. The study is part of a detailed economic report to the entertainment industry recently released by Movieguide and the family advocacy group’s founder, Ted Baehr. “We do an analysis of all [categories of] the box office and for many years, people would say that violence sells or sex sells and of course, we’ve found that not to be the case,” Baehr told...
  • Nancy Grace signs off from HLN after 12 years

    10/14/2016 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 10:47 AM EDT
    Nancy Grace has said goodnight for the final time after 12 years of discussing true crime stories from a prosecutor’s point of view on TV. Grace ended her HLN program Thursday night. She signed off by highlighting some of her most popular moments on the program, including her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, before thanking her fans and saying, “it’s not goodbye, it’s just good night friend.” …
  • ‘Rogue One’ Second Trailer: Blame Mads Mikkelsen For The Death Star

    10/13/2016 7:53:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Octobr 13, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Descending upon us like an opening crawl of text just over two months to the day before it debuts in theaters, it’s the (possibly) final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new spot debuted this morning during Good Morning America and you can watch it here now.
  • The likely leading causes of the NFL’s significant TV ratings decline

    10/13/2016 7:44:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mark Maske
    The financial cornerstone of the NFL as it has grown into the nation’s most prosperous and popular sports league has been its network television deals. Pro football has been TV ratings gold, and the league’s handsome reward for that has been contracts with the networks now collectively worth an estimated $7 billion annually. So when ratings for NFL games slip, even while remaining at comparatively lofty levels, it is noteworthy. Such is the case this season, with the sport’s overall TV ratings down about 11 percent from last season.
  • Protests, politics ruining NFL; now we have Super Bowl of Suck

    10/13/2016 7:40:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Pat Img
    The 49ers have a new starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He starts for a team that has lost four straight games after a Week 1 win over the NFL Rams of Los Angeles. His head coach is Chip Kelly, who is his first season in charge of the team that plays near the city by the Bay. The timing for Kaepernick to start is fitting, really. In Week 6, Time magazine's QB and his team face the Bills.
  • Scott Baio: Death Threats for Supporting Trump, Cheers for Billy Bush

    10/12/2016 8:08:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | paul bond
    "Maybe Trump should do what Bill Clinton did, start walking around with a Bible after he was caught sticking a cigar in Monica Lewinsky," the actor says. Scott Baio, who is arguably one of Hollywood’s most outspoken supporters of Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, said he's under attack because of backing the Republican nominee. “I just got a death threat,” said the Happy Days alumni, who gave a keynote address on the first day of the Republican National Convention. The actor told The Hollywood Reporter that the threat was delivered via a non-profit organization named after his daughter....
  • Vanity Fair: Murdoch Sons See Megyn Kelly as ‘Brightest Star’ and ‘Future’ of Fox News

    10/12/2016 7:49:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2016 | Staff
    Sarah Ellison writes in Vanity Fair about the efforts of Rupert Murdoch’s sons James and Lachlan to renew the contract of Fox News’s “brightest star, Megyn Kelly,” who they see as a “big part of the future” of the formerly right-leaning cable news network, despite her “enmity” for the network’s other stars, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Sic

    10/11/2016 5:30:52 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 111 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 13 8:25 p.m. ET Broncos at Chargers Sunday, Oct. 16 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bills 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Browns at Titans 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Giants 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Saints 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bears 1 p.m. ET Rams at Lions 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Patriots 4:05 p.m. ET Chiefs at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Packers 8:30 p.m. ET Colts at Texans Monday, Oct. 17 8:30 p.m....
  • The Walking Dead: 'Right Hand Man' Season 7 Official Sneak Peek

    10/09/2016 10:15:13 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 52 replies
    AMC via YouTube ^ | October 8, 2016 | N/A
    The Walking Dead: 'Right Hand Man' Season 7 Official Sneak Peek
  • Box Office: 'Birth of a Nation' Falters With $7M

    10/09/2016 9:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 9, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Embattled filmmaker Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama had hoped to cross $10 million in its debut; 'Girl on the Train,' starring Emily Blunt, easily places No. 1. Two years after Gone Girl gripped audiences, Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train opened to a solid $24.7 million from 3,133 theaters at the North American box office, easily winning the race ahead of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation.
  • Kim Kardashian Files $5.6 Million Insurance Claim For Stolen Jewelry

    10/07/2016 7:02:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:35 PM 10/07/2016 | Kaitlyn Collins
    Kim Kardashian has filed a $5.6 million insurance claim for her stolen jewelry. The masked men who held the 35-year-old reality star at gunpoint while she was at her hotel in Paris made off with 13 pieces of jewelry — and one of them was a whopping 20 carat diamond ring valued at $4 million. Though the value of the stolen jewelry was originally believed to be around $11 million, the insurance documents filed Friday claim it was closer to $5.6 million. In the past, Kardashian repeatedly flashed the diamond ring on social media
  • FOX News 20 Years – “Trusted”: Do you trust Fox News (anymore)?

    10/07/2016 5:13:06 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 104 replies
    opinion | 10-7-2016 | ShivaFan
    I don’t. Do you? From morning into late afternoon, it is almost non-stop NeverTrump’ers and cheap labor Chamber of Commerce toadies using every angle to try and put down Trump, these people are mostly weasels trying to sap the morale of the Republican base and a bunch of Jeb Bush anchors and freaky self-centered people like Megyn Kelly. One of the worst is Shepard Smith who should have been fired for having his head 8 miles up Hillary’s fat end, but now he goes on air trying to relive the Katrina days when he first got his name going standing...
  • Teaser Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    10/07/2016 1:19:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-02-2016 | Disney Movie Trailers
    Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and...
  • "Golden Girls" action figures unveiled at New York Comic-Con

    10/07/2016 12:25:42 PM PDT · by tekrat · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/7/2016 | NED EHRBAR
    Finally, fans of ‘80s sitcom “The Golden Girls” can live out their own adventures with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia at home, thanks to a new, limited edition set of action figures. Toy company Funko announced its list of 2016 New York Comic-Con exclusives on Thursday, and at the bottom of the list -- below entries for more Comic-Con-friendly titles like “The Walking Dead,” “Suicide Squad” and “Star Wars” -- was mention of a set of “Golden Girls” action figures.
  • The Birth of a Nation: The dishonesty at the center of this much-debated movie has [tr]

    10/07/2016 11:03:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2016 | Dana Stevens
    There is plenty of extracinematic material to chew over in considering Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation—the film’s rapturous response at Sundance, the way it rode over the horizon and onto the awards scene just as the movie industry was grappling with #oscarssowhite, the emergence of the story of Parker’s 2001 trial for rape—but let’s start with the sheer bravado of the movie’s title. Parker’s gambit in nicking the title of the 1915 D.W. Griffith Civil War epic now remembered less for its brilliant cinematic innovation than for its vile racism is plain: to take back not just film...
  • Eric Leonardos reveals HIV-positive status to Robert Sepulveda Jr on Logo's Finding Prince Charming

    10/07/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Staff
    Robert Sepúlveda Jr embraced one of his suitors on Wednesday's episode of Finding Prince Charming after he confessed to being HIV-positive. The all-gay dating show featured the six remaining contestants hosting a masquerade party where they were asked to reveal a secret. Eric Leonardos, a 35-year-old celebrity hairstylist based in Los Angeles, was last to remove his mask, taking a deep breath and closing his eyes before making his confession.
  • Here come the Giants, exactly the team the Cubs probably didn’t want to see in the NLDS

    10/06/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 6th, 2016 | by Tim Kawakami
    So Conor Gillaspie in 2016 is Marco Scutaro from 2012 or Travis Ishikawa from 2014 or Cody Ross from 2010, at least for one enormous Wild-Card game and that means it could go on and on again… And Madison Bumgarner in 2016 is… Madison Bumgarner, the perpetual postseason legend. That’s a two-paragraph summary of the Giants’ scintillating 3-0 Wild-Card victory over the Mets tonight, and yes, obviously, the patterns and connections from the previous three Giants postseason trips are impossible to ignore. You know who probably understands this better than anybody? That’d be the Cubs, who now face the Giants...
  • Fewer NFL Viewers Force TV Networks to Give Away Ads [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/06/2016 12:46:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] ^ | October 6, 2016 | Gerry Smith and Lucas Shaw
  • Brock Yates 1933–2016 (Car and Driver, Cannonball Run)

    10/06/2016 10:56:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | October 6, 2016 | Don Sherman
    Brock Yates, Car and Driver’s Assassin, lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s on October 5, 2016. We take solace in the words he crafted for this publication, his screenplays, and his books, a legacy that long ago became permanent and prominent chapters of the American legend... Yates joined Car and Driver in 1964, as managing editor—although he claimed no experience in either managing or editing... Yates created the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1971, a coast-to-coast public road race...
  • Did HBO’s new Westworld rip off Fallout 4 imagery?

    10/06/2016 9:52:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | 08/28/2016 | Moe Lane
    There’s a scene from the latest trailer that is remarkably evocative of how the Institute makes synths. Starts at 0:54....
  • United Nations Declares Oct. 21 ‘Wonder Woman Day’ And Lynda Carter Will Be There!

    10/06/2016 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jason Motes
    Wonder Woman is about to receive an honor very few actual human beings have received, much less fictional characters! In honor of her 75th anniversary, the United Nations will hold a ceremony at its New York City headquarters on October 21, to declare it Wonder Woman Day and among those in attendance will be the real woman who helped beam the heroÂ’s comic book exploits into millions of homes, Lynda Carter. Carter, of course, played the flagship DC hero on the hit TV series which originally aired on ABC for its first season, then for three more on CBS. It...