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  • Peter Jackson On The Possibility Of A Silmarillion Movie

    With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies capping off The Hobbit trilogy - and finishing out what Jackson thinks of as a six-part set of films, that includes Lord of the Rings - it would seem that his time in Middle-earth is at an end. However, some fans wonder if there isn't one more work of Tolkien that Jackson could adapt to film. The Silmarillion, something of a history of Middle-earth that precedes both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, remains unfilmed.
  • 'It's Better Than Being on Benefits': Josie Cunningham Defends Selling Tickets to Birth

    07/31/2014 3:37:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, July 30, 2014
    AN aspiring glamour model has defended her decision to sell tickets to the birth of her third child for a total of Ł30,000.Pregnant glamour model Josie Cunningham has sold tickets to the birth of her first childJosie Cunningham has sold tickets to the birth of her first child[ITV] Josie Cunningham, who hit the headlines when she had a Ł4,800 breast enlargement on the NHS to help her pursue her career, said that the sale of the tickets was better than claiming benefits. The mother-of-two yesterday revealed that she had sold four tickets to the birth – two priced at Ł5,000...
  • Black Mirror: Dystopia at it's Finest. (British TV)

    07/31/2014 1:50:38 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 1 replies
    7/31/2014 | Vanity
    I found this 2012/2013 British series while looking for material to quench my thirst for dystopian themed movie and TV shows. I was quite surprised to find such a contemporary and modernistic show. Like most British TV shows, seasons are called series and they range from 3 to 12 episodes per series and an hour to two per episode. Black Mirror has had two series runs of 3 episodes each and clock in slightly less than an hour long for each episode. The shows structure is several vignettes bundled into an anthology. Each episode being entirely unto itself with it's...
  • We pitch animal disaster movies to Sharknado 2’s Judah Friedlander (title truncated)

    07/31/2014 2:04:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 30 Jul 2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    After months of anticipation, the great TV movie event that is Sharknado 2: The Second One, is finally upon us. Yes, those of us brave enough to stay up until the small hours of Thursday morning can look forward to a second round of the infamous Syfy/Asylum franchise, as Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return, chainsaws in hand, to kick a spot of shark butt in New York City. This time around they’re joined by actor and comedian Judah Friedlander (who you might recognise as 30 Rock’s Frank Rossitano), who plays Ziering’s childhood friend Bryan – a man he admits...
  • Deadpool

    07/30/2014 10:49:47 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | dunno
    Before it gets pulled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-L2hUkeqJ0
  • Sharknado 2

    07/30/2014 6:44:24 PM PDT · by nevergore · 93 replies
    SyFy network ^ | 7/30/14 | nevergore
    Forget politics for the evening..... sharks attacking NYC from the sky.... What fellow freepers are watching?
  • Over 100 more movies that really ought to be on DVD

    07/30/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2014
    I’ve learned a lot from the outpouring of reader response to my two recent columns — 64 clips of movies you can’t find on DVD and Even more clips (70, in fact) of flicks you can’t find on DVD — about movies you can’t find on DVD.
  • Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber at Spanish hotspot, report says

    07/30/2014 2:18:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/30/2014
    Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber got into a heated altercation at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain, early Wednesday morning, sources told The New York Post. After getting in each other’s faces—Bloom threw a punch at the pop star—the crowd cheered. Sources told Page Six that Bloom took a swing at Bieber after the singer, 20, made a rude comment about Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr. But a source close to Bieber insisted that the comment was only made after Bloom took a swing, and missed.
  • ‘Fury,’ Starring Brad Pitt, a Raw Look at Warfare

    07/30/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 July 2014 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    In the first minutes of the writer-director David Ayer’s “Fury,” about American soldiers slogging through Europe in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt, as the tanker Don Collier, slides his knife behind the eye of a German lieutenant.“Piercing his brainpan with a CRACK,” is how Mr. Ayer’s screenplay describes the move. (In Dolby Digital sound, it will be a very loud crack.) Mr. Pitt, our hero, then calmly wipes his blade clean on the German’s uniform.The Good War this is not.In what promises to be one of the most daring studio movies in an awards season that...
  • SHARKNADO 2 The Second One Premiers Tonight!

    07/30/2014 7:17:01 AM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies
    The distorted and warped minds of nully and the writers at the Syfy Channel | 7/30/14 | nully
    Tonight's the night of The Second Coming! New York City. I hope the sharks bring their own picante sauce...
  • 'Sharknado 2' storms Hudson River with N.J.'s Ian Ziering, Tara Reid

    07/29/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | July 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM | Amy Kuperinsky |
    Sharknado 2: The Second One," set in New York, premieres July 30 on Syfy. The cable movie, which will also be in theaters for one night on August 21, is part of a whole "Sharknado Week" that kicked off Saturday, beating Discovery’s Shark Week to the bloody punch. ... The actual ratings — 1.4 million for the premiere — weren’t great. ... The TV movie "Sharknado," which was about exactly what it sounds like — a storm in which sharks funnel out of tornadoes to rain down on horrified victims — drew 318,232 tweets during its premiere last July. Nielsen...
  • Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' a Portent of What Might Be?

    07/29/2014 11:11:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Editor's Note: This column contains spoilers and plot details for the upcoming movie The Giver. With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn't alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. Entertainment Weekly calls gross receipts for what should have been a blockbuster July 4-6 weekend "downright terrifying." Writes EW, "Not only were grosses down 45 percent from last year's holiday, according to Boxofficemojo.com, but it was Hollywood's worst July 4 weekend since 1999. (And that's not taking into account inflation. In fact, this was the worst...
  • (Javier) Bardem, (Penelope) Cruz Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’

    07/29/2014 9:45:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Staff
    Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar, and other members of the Spanish film industry sent a public letter to the European Union on Tuesday denouncing Israel for “genocide.” Dozens of Spanish actors, writers, musicians, directors, and other entertainment representatives asked the EU to “condemn the bombing by land, sea, and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”
  • Man Survives 103 Hours Trapped in Freezer… by Licking the Ice

    07/28/2014 11:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 28 Jul 2014
    A fish factory worker survived spending more than four days trapped inside an industrial freezer, licking ice to keep himself alive. Mai Thanh Sang feared he was going to die when he was buried under bags of fish fillets after shelving units collapsed as he and three colleagues cleaned the -22C storeroom. Thoughts of his wife and baby helped the 23-year-old keep his spirits up while rescue workers spent 103 hours trying to find him. When they reached him, Mr Sang was suffering from the worst case of frostbite doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,...
  • The Black Panel at Comic-Con: 'African American culture is American culture'

    07/28/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Of the hundreds of panels available at Comic-Con, which drew to a close on Sunday, none are more respected than the long-running Black Panel, hosted by the comic book creator and Milestone Media co-founder Michael Davis. Unlike most of the other panels at Comic-Con, the Black Panel has nothing to sell, and features guests who also have nothing to promote. Instead, it is a discussion between audience and panel members about black culture, a way for prominent figures in African American entertainment to reach out to those who hope to emulate their paths to success. Davis started the panel in...
  • Video: Lioness Attacks Saudi TV Star Lujain Omran During Show (Ramadan Show)

    07/28/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Was presenting programme on Sama Dubai TV when incident occuredA Ramadan TV programme nearly turned into a tragedy after a lioness featured on the programme attacked the host. Well known Saudi MBC TV presenter Lujain Omran was presenting a programme on Sama Dubai TV when the incident occured. The lioness leaps onto the host and drops her to the floor before other TV crew come to the terrified host’s rescue, Emarat Al Youm, who carried the video, reported.
  • Heads Up! James Garner Tribute on TCM Tonight 7/28/14

    07/28/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    TCM ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Times: EDT 8:00 PM comedy Thrill Of It All, The (1963) 10:00 PM war Americanization of Emily, The (1964) 12:00 AM drama Children's Hour, The (1961) 2:00 AM musical Victor Victoria (1982 4:30 AM suspense Marlowe (1969) James Garner (1928-2014) An enormously likable and well-respected star since the early 1950s, James Garner was an Oscar®-nominated American actor with a knack for playing lovable rogues in scores of films and television series. Though his rugged good looks made him a capable leading man in features like "The Great Escape" (1963), "The Americanization of Emily" (1964), and "Grand Prix" (1969), Garner found...
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

    07/28/2014 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 07.28.14
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. on His '24' Days: 'Kiefer was the Most Unprofessional Dude in the World'

    07/28/2014 3:06:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 101 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/28/2014 | Hilary Lewis
    Freddie Prinze Jr. had such an awful experience acting opposite Kiefer Sutherland in 24 that he "wanted to quit the business," he said. The actor explained to ABC News that working with Sutherland was "terrible." "I did 24, and it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze said. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash. I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
  • Make Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson gay lovers, fans urge BBC

    07/28/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2014 | Gemma Mullin
    The creator of BBC TV series Sherlock has been inundated with fan mail urging him to make the detective and Dr Watson gay lovers. Mark Gatiss admitted he had been overwhelmed with explicit drawings and plotline ideas ahead of the new series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, due late next year. It follows a running joke in the show which hints the pair might be closer than friends, especially by landlady Mrs Hudson, played by Una Stubbs, 77, who often makes references to their sexuality.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Comic-Con First Look [HD]

    07/28/2014 3:59:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Mad Max (2015)
  • Which are the best miniseries ever?

    07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 200 replies
    I don't watch TV much these days, so I can't say what have been popular miniseries in the past decade or so, but I remember there used to be big budget miniseries on TV all the time (A.D., The Winds of War, Roots. Etc). In your opinion, what were the greatest miniseries of all time?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Bobo"(1967)

    07/27/2014 1:00:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Robert Parrish
  • Peter Jackson Suggests Even Longer Cuts Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Could Be Released

    07/27/2014 6:10:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Many many epochs past, before claiming its rightful status as the beloved Oscar-winning trilogy known the world over, "The Lord Of The Rings" was planned to be a single movie, directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare In Love," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"). Obviously, that didn't come to pass, and Peter Jackson went in the opposite direction. Given a nearly unlimited canvas to paint on, and buoyed by global success, the theatrical cuts of each movie were supplemented by extended footage on home video. And when Jackson returned to helm "The Hobbit" after Guillermo del Toro's exit, it wasn't long until...
  • Passerby Struck by Car Amid Comic-Con ‘ZombieWalk’

    07/27/2014 12:08:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 | Monica Garske
    The victim was not part of the ZombieWalk, according to event organizers A passerby was hit by a car Saturday evening while the annual Comic-Con ZombieWalk took over downtown San Diego, the San Diego Police Department confirmed. The incident happened at 2nd and Island avenues just after 5:30 p.m. Police said a deaf family with small children in the car was stopped at an intersection, waiting for participants of the ZombieWalk to cross. After several minutes the 48-year-old father driving the car slowly rolled forward trying to get out of the area. According to the SDPD, several people from the...
  • Comic-Con: Wonder Woman First Photo Revealed

    07/26/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:19 AM PDT 7/26/2014 by | Borys Kit
    Zack Snyder has revealed the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman on Saturday. The image shows the superhero ready for battle while standing in a volcanic landscape.
  • Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas, His Wife Delve Into Their 60-Year Love Affair

    07/26/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 25, 2014 11:25 PM | Pat Harvey
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Their story is the stuff of Hollywood romance. Legendary actor Kirk Douglas, 97, has been married to his wife, Anne, for 60 years, and in an interview with CBS2’s Pat Harvey, he shares the enchanting stories and secrets to keeping the romance burning. The pair met in Paris while Kirk was playing the role of Vincent van Gogh in “Lust For Life,” and Anne Buydens was handling the PR for the movie. Anne, 84, said she played hard-to-get. The two became friends, but she eventually fell for Kirk’s charms. The couple married in Las Vegas the...
  • 16 Things We Learned After a Day at 'Weird Al' Yankovic's House

    07/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 07/25/2014 | ANDY GREENE
    The massive "Weird Al" Yankovic cult knew it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world joined their ranks, but few people could have foreseen what happened this past week when his new album Mandatory Fun became the first Number One comedy album on the Billboard charts since 1963's My Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman. That was back when JFK was president and few people in America had heard of a new Liverpool band called the Beatles. There were still new episodes of The Twilight Zone on television. It was a long, long, long time...
  • Susan Sarandon reveals 1980s romance with David Bowie

    07/25/2014 9:40:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/14 | nick allen
    Susan Sarandon, the Hollywood actress, has disclosed she had a passionate love affair with David Bowie in the 1980s. Sarandon, 67, the star of Thelma & Louise, described the singer as "extraordinary" and "worth idolising."
  • Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5

    07/25/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2015 | amc
    Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5 Get an early look at the new season before it premieres on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9pm.
  • Michael Moore's lavish property empire is revealed in court documents as he and wife of 22 years div

    07/25/2014 2:17:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Michael Moore's lavish property empire is revealed in court documents as he and wife of 22 years divorce The filmmaker and his producer ex-wife Kathy Glynn called it quits after 22 years, with the divorce finalized on Tuesday at Antrim County Circuit Court in Bellaire, Michigan The pair own nine properties, with Moore splitting his time between Detroit and New York And he seems to be aware of how he's perceived. In legal proceedings, he listed six media reports from 2011, which poked fun at the defender-of-the-poor's lavish life with headlines like 'Mansion Begs The Question: Is Michael Moore A...
  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    07/24/2014 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor Palpatine, "the actual personification of evil in the galaxy."
  • PTC: With 'Fifty Shades' Trailer, 'Today' is Helping to Promote Mommy Porn

    07/24/2014 3:16:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 2:19 PM PST 07/24/2014 | Hilary Lewis
    The Parents Television Council is slamming NBC's Today for airing the first trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey during its 8 a.m. hour. ... "We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel [in the Fifty Shades of Grey book]. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as mommy porn. That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude towards their audience." ... The Parents Television Council is not the only organization...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun'

    07/24/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Billboard ^ | 07/24/2014 | By Keith Caulfield
    After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was promoted by a well-receiveddaily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14. Starting with his parody of Pharrell's...
  • 'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Issues Warning About Hair Dye After Having Allergic Reaction

    07/23/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Perrette's severe allergic reaction landed her in the hospital.NCIS actress Pauley Perrette suffered a severe allergic reaction caused by her hair dye that landed her in the hospital. The 45-year-old star, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the hit show, warned her Twitter followers to be careful about hair dye allergies in order to avoid having their heads "swell up like a melon" or worse. Perrette is a natural blonde but she has been dyeing her hair for the past 20 years. "The other half of my face had become twice the size of my head," she told CBS...
  • Ted Cruz Sorry/Not Sorry About Losing the Vampire Vote

    07/23/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/23/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Facebook to a True Blood TV episode that featured a storyline with a massacre at a fundraiser for Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. In the episode, a pair of left-leaning vampires show up at the Republican fundraiser to search for the parents of their enemy. Pam, the female vampire, catches a glimpse of herself in a mirror with a sparkly dress and big hair and exclaims, “I’m a Republican!” Except instead of “Republican” she invents a sexually crude word that’s not worth repeating here because it’s juvenile and debauched. After...
  • Movie In The Works About J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis – Together!

    07/23/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Narnia meets The Lord of the Rings in a new movie project slated for release next spring. Tolkien & Lewis will delve into the historical relationship between two of the greatest epic fantasy writers of all time: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. ADVERTISEMENT Hard-core fantasy fans know that Lewis and Tolkien were friends and colleagues, but the average movie-goer may not even realize that the two authors were connected at all, though their best-known works have become blockbuster Hollywood movies. Indeed, there is much exciting history between the two legendary British authors, and each heavily influenced the other. According to...
  • Locals Renting Rooms for Comic Con

    07/23/2014 12:02:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
    Once a year rental marketIt is that time of year when San Diegans open their homes to strangers. People across the county rent rooms, apartments, condos and houses to visitors of Comic-Con. It is the largest convention in San Diego, and places to stay are hard to find and expensive -- leaving the door open the locals who want to make some extra money renting out space for the convention. But there can be complications. Besides the fact that you are opening your door to complete strangers, many rental contracts and Condo Association rules ban renting out your property. Regardless,...
  • New 'Walking Dead' Season 5 Art ... [title redacted to remove minor SPOILERS]

    07/21/2014 8:27:41 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 49 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dalton Ross
    AMC has released new The Walking Dead art for season five (which premieres in October) just in time for the show’s Comic-Con panel this Friday afternoon in San Diego. ... http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/21/the-walking-dead-season-5-art-handcuffs/
  • J.J. Abrams Reveals New X-Wing for "Star Wars: Episode VII"

    07/21/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | Brett Malec
    In an on-set video promoting Omaze's Star Wars: Force for Change campaign to raise money for UNICEF innovation labs and programs, "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams reveals the brand new X-Wing starfighter ship that will appear in the upcoming film. In the clip, Abrams stands in front of the war-torn ship while talking about their fundraising efforts. "We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your support," he says. "People from over 119 countries have already participated and that's incredible and we're so grateful. But we're still going, we have one week left. So for this final...
  • Joe Bastardi: Media Just "Want to Be Popular" on Climate Change

    07/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sean Long
    Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject. In an interview with the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, well-known meteorologist Joe Bastardi dissected and criticized major aspects of the climate change alarmism movement. Drawing on his knowledge of weather and climate history, Bastardi said that “extreme weather” events the media talk about so much are commonplace and the result of normal variability. He also attacked basic arguments about CO2, scientific consensus and alarmist media bias. Bastardi contended that climate alarmism is “ludicrous” and “not...
  • Monty Python live (mostly), review: poignant and predictable, but tremendous fun

    07/20/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Ed Power
    Watching the livestream of Monty Python's last ever performance on GOLD, it was impossible not to experience a tingle of sadness. So this was it, the final performance by the most influential comedy troupe of all time. Forty-odd years since Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized television humour and unleashed a legion of surreal catchphrases John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin departed the stage at London's O2 Arena to the strains of their darkly hilarious (or is it hilariously dark?) anthem Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Watching the swan-song was a 15,000 live...
  • James Garner Always Stuck To His Guns When It Came To Politics

    07/20/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by rey · 57 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Posted: July 20, 2014 | Inquisitr
    There was more to James Garner than just his acting and racing careers. The beloved actor, who died July 19 (read about his career, life and death in this related Inquisitr article) left behind a legacy of political activism. Like the vast majority of the people in the TV and movie industries, James Garner was a staunch, lifelong Democrat. That’s hardly unusual — according to this article in Suite, Hollywood gives five times more money to Democrats than to Republicans. But where many Hollywood Democrats like to talk the talk, Garner walked the walk — sometimes literally. On August 28,...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Paris Holiday"(1958)

    07/20/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Gerd Oswald
  • Swede Shoots World's Longest Film: 720 Hours

    07/19/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences. The 46-year-old artist, who lives in southern Sweden, has been working on the magnum opus entitled Ambiancé for the past few years. Weberg has made more than 300 films in the past and he intends Ambiancé to be his final work. "I've always been interested in time," he told The Local during a break from filming. "Time is something we can't do anything about. In the past...
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • Box Office Down; Anti-Obama 'Purge' Rules, 'Sex Tape' Bombs

    07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/19/2014 | John Nolte
    According to Nikki Finke the weekend box office is not only refusing to recover, it has slipped even further behind with a stunning 29% drop over last year. Despite all the industry happy talk around "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel opened well below where other under-performers have this summer and has no dropped 53% from last weekend. "Dawn" will do fine, no question, but within the context of what this summer needs, it is nothing close to a savior, nor were this weekend's three wide releases. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," and "Purge: Anarchy" offered...
  • C_SPAN live will soon be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.

    07/19/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Bronzy · 27 replies
    New Policy: Real-time online access to C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3 will soon be available only to verified customers of C-SPAN's cable and satellite affiliates. A simple sign-in on the "Live TV" page of C-SPAN.org with your cable or satellite company credentials is all that's needed to watch any of our three TV channels in real time. (This process is similar to what's now required to access most other "TV Everywhere" programs or channels.)
  • CBS Airs Feminist’s Anti-Christian Song: “I Wish The Virgin Would’ve Had An Abortion”

    07/18/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | Tim Graham
    CBS put on an anti-religion jeremiad early Thursday morning on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: a feminist musician who likes “wearing and making something Satanic since music is so not right now.” Piano-banging rock singer Kristeen Young made her late-night TV debut, accompanied by Foo Fighters stars Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. She sang the song “Pearl of a Girl” that criticizes Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, but most gratuitously proclaims about Jesus “I wish the virgin would’ve had an abortion.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] It’s a bit hard to make out in Kristeen’s ranty performance on...
  • 25 best Texas movies of all time

    07/18/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    DFW.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cary Darling, Robert Philpot and Preston Jones
    We round up our 25 favorite films set in Texas. If you’ve seen them, maybe it's time to see them again. If you haven’t seen them, what are you waiting for?