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  • Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

    12/21/2014 8:11:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 21, 2014
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress ... She was well known for her role as Mrs Baylock in horror film The Omen ...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Young At Heart"(1954)

    12/21/2014 12:26:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Gordon Douglas
  • Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies

    12/21/2014 12:21:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 30 replies
    The New Yorker | December 18, 2014 | Mallory Ortberg
    Link only per The New Yorker copyright complaint: Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies
  • Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News

    12/21/2014 11:45:49 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Brian Stelter
    For the third time in a month, Dish Network customers are missing out on popular programming due to a dispute with a channel owner. This time it's Fox News, one of the most popular cable channels in the United States. The channel disappeared from Dish (DISH)'s lineup shortly after midnight Eastern time because Dish's contract to carry Fox News expired before it could be renewed.
  • Remember when CBS had Christmas Bumpers Like This?

    12/21/2014 10:29:53 AM PST · by Nowhere Man · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-21-2014 | Me
    Remember the days when CBS and other networks would have bumpers like these between the shows and specials?
  • The best movie ever made

    12/21/2014 7:36:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 12/21/2014 | Phil Boatwright,
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- What's the best movie ever made? A subjective question, if ever there was one. That's the magic of movies: some folks will enjoy a film that may seem an endurance test for others. While "Casablanca," "Citizen Kane" or "Lawrence of Arabia" may be prime examples of technical and artistic innovators, I challenge you to suggest a more important message than that found in "It's A Wonderful Life." In this film about an angel sent to Earth to rescue a man on the brink of suicide, James Stewart's George Bailey is given the opportunity to see...
  • Fox and Dish TV contract ends today.

    12/20/2014 9:01:39 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12-20-2014
    DISH FAQS Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:50 PM CST 1. What is happening? By law, WBOC and FOX21 must negotiate carriage agreements with satellite companies like DISH. Usually, these deals are reached without any disruption to your service. In fact, our company has negotiated dozens of agreements. Unfortunately, so far, DISH has refused to reach a fair, market-based deal to carry WBOC and FOX21. Our existing agreement with DISH expires at midnight on Dec. 31, 2014. If no deal is reached before that date, you will lose live access to the shows, sports and local news on WBOC and FOX21,...
  • Fox - Just lost it via DISH

    12/20/2014 8:58:35 PM PST · by Qwackertoo · 47 replies
    Looks like DISH just axed the FOX News Channel. Liberals everywhere are probably ecstatic. I saw the logo and hear the crazy annoying music. They've been threatening on the air for days .. . so I guess it happened tonight at close to 11:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • The next Bond could be...Idris Elba????

    12/20/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 83 replies
    FOX.com Entertainment ^ | 12/20/14 | New York Post
    British actor Idris Elba could be the first black James Bond, according to more leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures. “Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. The leaked e-mail, reported by the Daily Beast, is from a trove of private e-mails, salary reports and bits of script and rough footage swiped and released by hackers believed to be from North Korea. Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due...
  • David Schwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian Sr. Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in O.J. Simpson's

    12/20/2014 9:45:40 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    US Weekly ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Stephanie Webber
    ...upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
  • Just realized: Media cares more about NORKS stopping MOVIE than NORKS building nukes

    12/20/2014 6:34:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/20/14 | sff
    Looking at the vast attention given to this Sony hack, I began to realize today that the media, egged on by Team Jarrett, is REALLY UPSET that a MOVIE was not going to be released. Compare this, though, to the NORKS efforts to build missiles and bombs that could annihilate millions of lives and leave cities radioactive for decades..... You can barely get the media to care.... Same goes for Iran. Let Iran's leader make an untoward remark about society or something.....the media talks. Iran building weapons to destroy Israel or sell to other terrorists to be used against America?...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - A Christmas Carol (1984)

    12/19/2014 10:27:01 PM PST · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Tis this season! George C. Scott stars in this superb version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and second chances. In English with Greek subtitles.
  • Why a Black Annie Is So Significant (Barf Warning)

    12/19/2014 9:54:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 19, 2014 | Imran Siddiquee
    As millions of moviegoers sit down in front of the same few studio films playing at their local theater over the holidays, the handful of Hollywood creators behind those projects will have that still-rare power: the undivided attention of much of the country. In communities of all kinds, audiences young and old, of various backgrounds, will gather to consume the artistic vision of a select few people. In this way, a single film, whether it’s transporting millions to different worlds, pushing them to explore the depths of their own feelings, or imagining the assassination of a world leader, can still...
  • Miss World is hanging up her bikini! Pageant reveals famous swimsuit round will be removed

    12/19/2014 7:03:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    The owners of the Miss World pageant have announced that there will be no swimsuit round in next year's competition. In an interview with Elle, chairwoman Julia Morley explained: 'I really... don't need to see women just walking up and down in bikinis. It doesn't do anything for the woman. And it doesn't do anything for any of us.' She added: 'I don't care if someone has a bottom two inches bigger than someone else's. We are really not looking at her bottom. We are really listening to her speak.'
  • George Clooney reveals top Hollywood names refused to sign petition supporting Kim Jong-un

    12/19/2014 6:23:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Hollywood star George Clooney said fellow celebrities and industry figures did not want to sign a petition supporting 'The Interview' film featuring the assassination of Kim Jong-un as they were afraid of the consequences. Clooney said he wanted to see the film released on-line to undermine the threats of the hacking gang, who are believed to be supported by North Korean agents. Sony's computer systems were breached following a major hacking attack last month, which saw highly confidential material released as well as a string of embarrassing emails.
  • Joan Collins: Porn led to my rape, encourages ‘a lot of brutality’

    12/18/2014 11:48:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 133 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    Joan Collins, who became one of the most glamorous actresses of the 1980s in her steamy role as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, is revealing that beneath the Hollywood glitz she was repressing a secret: She had been raped. And she's concerned that the misogyny of porn five decades later will victimize another generation of naive young women. The British-born star is speaking out about being raped after her attacker showed her hardcore pornography and drugged her at the tender age of 17. She went on to marry him. Collins says that her favorite actor, Maxwell Reed, invited the teen to...
  • Shakedown? Al Sharpton meets with Sony’s Amy Pascal to discuss race in Hollywood

    12/18/2014 11:24:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2014 | Staff
    Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, who last week apologized over racially insensitive comments she made in leaked emails posted online, just finished a 90-minute meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton in NYC where the two discussed diversity in Hollywood. Here is Sharpton’s take:
  • Texas theater to screen 'Team America: World Police' in place of canceled 'The Interview"

    12/18/2014 7:09:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    "Sometimes, you just need Texas," writes Mary Katherine Ham. How right she is. A brave response to Sony's cave to whoever was threatening to attack theaters that showed 'The Interview." Another film that shows a North Korean leader being killed by Americans, "Team America: World Police," will be screened by the Alamo Drafthouse on December 27. Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, the creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth location, James Wallace, said ”We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation.” For someone who may not understand the connection here, Team America: World Police is Trey...
  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • 'The Interview': Film Review

    12/17/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/12/2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Adding creative insult to corporate injury in the wake of the massive hacking of Sony's computer files, the film that may have triggered the incident, The Interview, is an intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the relatively sparse annals of irreverent major studio comedies that pissed off foreign nations, for big laughs this one doesn't rate anywhere near Borat or Team America: World Police; the latter prominently included the present North Korean boss man's father, Kim Jong-il, among its many targets. Given the unique cloud under...
  • Source: Top Five Theater Circuits Drop 'The Interview' After Sony Hack

    12/17/2014 11:59:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 17, 2014 | Gregg Kilday
    The country's top five theater circuits have decided not to play Sony's The Interview, a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment have all decided against showing the film. Carmike Cinemas confirmed its decision to drop the film on Tuesday. The other chains did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sony also had no immediate comment.
  • Rosie O'Donnell goes on a RAMPAGE after Bill Cosby victim Beverly Johnson demands to cut her out of

    12/17/2014 8:15:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Topper Touissant
    Bill Cosby victim Beverly Johnson found herself in the middle of the war between Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg when she asked Whoopi if she would do a one-on-one interview on The View rather than be questioned by the other co-hosts. Apparently there was no such thing as a holiday cease-fire behind the scenes at the faltering daytime talk show after Rosie learned that Johnson would only appear on the show if Whoopi alone conducted the interview. The ex-supermodel had reached out to Whoopi privately to share her experience with Cosby after seeing the Oscar winner express endless support for...
  • 'The Interview' NYC Premiere Canceled After to Terrorist Threats

    12/17/2014 7:17:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jackie Willis
    Fans of Seth Rogen and James Franco are going to have a harder time seeing the guys' latest funny film, The Interview, as several movie theaters are refusing to play the movie. The Thursday premiere of The Interview at New York City's Landmark Theater was canceled after threats alluding to attacks of 9/11 were made by hackers responsible for the leaks of private Sony documents. Rogen and Franco's new comedy is about two journalists who set out to assassinate the North Korean president, and since the recent promotion of the movie, Sony Pictures has faced tremendous pressure to pull the...
  • Holy Moses, Batman! [God depicted as a petulant child in Exodus: Gods and Kings]

    12/17/2014 6:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2014 | By Arnold Cusmariu
    English director Ridley Scott is evidently fond of what Hollywood calls “period pieces.” He has had little trouble getting funding for such unlike other directors, no doubt because of his track record with Alien (1979), the cult classic Blade Runner (1982), and Thelma and Louise (1991). The suits felt sufficiently rewarded after they let Scott get into the time machine to make Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Robin Hood (2010) to let him try again. However, for Exodus: Gods and Kings, now playing at your neighborhood multiplex, Scott had to travel quite a bit farther back. If...
  • The Worst Movies Of 2014 with Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr.

    12/17/2014 3:45:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    When I walk into any movie, I hope it will be good. After all, this is how I spend the majority of my time. This is what I write about and speak about and think about more than anything else, and when I see critics who seem to dislike the majority of what they cover, I am baffled. Why would you do this work if you genuinely dislike more than you like?
  • Vanity: 'Annie" 2014 is B(l)ack and the reviews are awful

    The reviews for the new "Annie" are mostly awful.
  • vanity - Post your review of "The Hobbit"

    12/16/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Since the final Hobbit opens up tomorrow, please post your review. Tell us why, not just "it was good" or "it was bad". I will post my review early Saturday morning. Please, if you are not interested in discussing this movie, do not ruin it for any one with "I hate the CGI" or "Peter Jackson is a Marxist" or "Frodo and Samwise were a Hollywood homosexual conspiracy" - and no spoilers. From analyzing the themes the Shore use in the soundtrack, it appears that it will probably closer to the book, with a bit of sorrow at the end.
  • Prisoners of 'Ingenious' 1962 Alcatraz Escape Could Have Survived

    12/16/2014 4:21:28 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Yahoo News
    If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows. Scientists who were studying the San Francisco Bay's strong tides reconstructed the possible routes of the audacious 1962 escape. The men might have been able to find shelter on an outcrop near the Golden Gate Bridge — that is, if they weren't swept out to sea first, according to the study. From 1934 to 1963, during its time as a maximum high-security federal prison,...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 16]

    12/16/2014 1:00:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 269 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, TBD Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, TBD Sunday, Dec. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. St. Louis...
  • Whoopi Goldberg gives Beverly Johnson ‘3rd degree’ over Cosby drug/rape charges

    12/15/2014 9:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    Famed model Beverly Johnson made waves last week when she gave her Vanity Fair account of being drugged by beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby. She sat down for an interview with ABC News. Today, Johnson appeared on ABC’s The View to share her story. Comedian/actress Whoopi Goldberg, who has vigorously defended Cosby, gave Johnson the ‘3rd degree’ according to some viewers.
  • Star Wars: A New Hope--A Treasure Trove Of Wisdom

    12/15/2014 8:29:44 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 15 replies
    n/a ^ | December 15, 2014 | yours personally
    "Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life. Leia: [sarcastically] I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now."
  • Andrew Garfield may be booted from Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest Sony email leaks

    12/15/2014 7:25:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Decemebr 15, 2014 | Ollie Gilaman
    Actor Andrew Garfield may be booted from the Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest revelation from hacked emails at Sony. The correspondence reveals that Sony - which was reportedly already not happy with Garfield - might give up the franchise to comic book giant Marvel. It is believed that Marvel would prefer to start the series from scratch, putting Garfield's role as Peter Parker, which he has played in two movies, in jeopardy.
  • 'Annie': Film Review (Toxic Mess)

    12/14/2014 12:18:46 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 14, 2014 | David Rooney
    Come back, John Huston, all is forgiven. When the grizzled Hollywood veteran was attached to direct the 1982 film version of Broadway's mammoth hit Annie, which had fetched a record sum for screen rights, much collective head-scratching ensued. Nothing in Huston's output indicated an affinity for family-friendly movie musicals. Pundits were no less mystified once they saw the film, which suggested an agonized disconnect between director and material. Yet audiences who were kids back then regard it as a classic, playing fast and loose with that term. Maybe today's tweens will feel similar affection for this misconceived contemporary update, but...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon "Harum Scarum"(1965) in 2 parts

    12/14/2014 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1965 | Gene Nelson
    In 2 parts: Part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1c9hns_harum-scarum-1965-1-2_lifestyle Part 2 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1c9iv8_harum-scarum-1965-2-2_lifestyle
  • Five Pro-Abortion Male Celebrities Pro-Lifers Should Boycott

    12/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/8/11 | Kristen Walker
    Yesterday I told you about five famous women whose TV shows and movies I refuse to watch because of their very public pro-abortion views and, in most cases, their financial support of Planned Parenthood. Today, I’ll tell you about five male celebrities I boycott. Famous men are less likely in general to be vocally pro-choice, as the issue is still mistakenly viewed by some — especially pro-abortion advocates — as one in which men should have no say. This is ridiculous, since abortion is not just a women’s issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal

    12/14/2014 5:17:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Now Bond movie falls victim to Sony hackers: Leaked script reveal the bitter arguments over $300million movie's lackluster ending The script for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been leaked in the Sony hack The $300million film is in production now, even though executives seem to have numerous problems with the script It is now known how the film will end and the characters each actor will be portraying
  • Your favorite Movie vision of 'A Christmas Carol'

    12/13/2014 9:14:41 PM PST · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    12/13/14 | Kartographer
    Tells which is your favorite movie version of "A Christmas Carol' and why.
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ To End Trilogy On A High Note?..

    12/13/2014 8:50:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    It’s less than a week until The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits the theaters, putting an end to the six-part Middle Earth saga that began with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy in 2001, and continued with The Hobbit trilogy in 2012. So does the series do a good job of tying up all the loose ends in the franchise? Early reviews seem to indicate the third Hobbit film to be not only the best in the trilogy, but on par with that of the original trilogy.
  • TCM remembers 2014

    12/13/2014 11:58:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    TCM Remembers 2014
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Better Off Dead (1985)

    12/12/2014 11:36:52 PM PST · by DemforBush · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Tonight's second feature is much lighter fare. John Cusack stars in this surreal 80s teen comedy. Co-starring David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, and Johnny, a sociopathic paperboy who wants his TWO DOLLARS.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Escape From Sobibor (1987)

    12/12/2014 11:17:02 PM PST · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Tonight, a gripping British made-for-tv film about the true story of the massive Jewish revolt and overthrow at Sobibor, one of the Nazi death camps inside Poland. Adam Arkin, Rutger Hauer, and Joanna Pacula star.
  • Marco Polo Brings Mongol Empire To Netflix (Netflix New Original Series Alert)

    12/12/2014 5:43:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2014 | Genevieve Hassan
    Following on from the success of its original dramas House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is banking on its next series, Marco Polo, being a similar hit. The adventures of famed explorer Marco Polo in 13th Century China are being told in a new series for Netflix. Set in Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan's court and with a rumoured $90m (Ł57m) budget, its epic nature, battle scenes and sexual content has inevitably drawn comparisons to Game of Thrones - although creator John Fusco points out Polo's books came first. Starring British actor Benedict Wong as Kublai and...
  • Star Trek - The Next Generation. Banned Clip from 'The High Ground' [TERRORISM]

    12/12/2014 4:38:41 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    This clip is taken from an episode called 'The High Ground'. The result of this short conversation, and the general theme of the program being centered around insurgency as a means to achieve freedom, led to the BBC (The British Broadcasting Corporation- Britain's national broadcaster) and Sky TV (a Satellite Broadcaster) putting a ban on showing the episode. When Sky did show the episode they cut the part about Irish reunification in 2024. In Ireland on RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann-Ireland's national broadcaster) the showing of the full episode came with a warning describing the content as "Fictional and Aspirational." The...
  • Amy Pascal (Sony Pictures) Calls Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson: "I Want to Accept Responsibility"

    12/12/2014 11:33:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 11, 2014 | Tatiana Siegel
    After weathering one of the most embarrassing days in her career, during which her racially insensitive remarks were disseminated on the Internet, Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal is ready to begin the "healing process," and reached out to the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. "I'm being proactive," the executive tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And I want to accept responsibility for these stupid, callous remarks." Pascal said one of the first calls she made today — after a leaked email exchange between her and producer Scott Rudin became the most buzzed-about topics in town and throughout the country — was...
  • Hollywood Finds Religion But Should Moviegoers Embrace “Exodus?”

    12/12/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Hanlon
    In 2014, Hollywood has embraced telling religious stories on film. No longer, it seems, are religious viewers denied the opportunity to see biblical stories onscreen. In February of this year, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett brought Jesus’ story to the big screen in Son of God. In March, director Darren Aronofsky presented Noah , which— in spite of its narrative flaws— worked as an epic tale. This weekend, Ridley Scott— the newest high-profile director to embrace this trend— offers up a version of Moses’ story in the new drama Exodus: Gods and Kings. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this biblical...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens: New Characters' Names Revealed on Trading Cards!

    12/11/2014 8:17:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    eonline.com ^ | Today 7:09 PM PST | Natalie Finn
    J.J. Abrams has unveiled the latest trick up his Jedi-reviving sleeve: He's revealing the names of the new characters populating Star Wars: The Force Awakens via old-fashioned trading cards—which will make for quite the holiday gift for fans, especially those whose collection was founded on the original Star Wars Topps trading cards that were all the rage back in 1977.
  • Did you like The LEGO Movie? I got Nothing from it. What did I Miss?

    12/11/2014 3:07:27 PM PST · by lee martell · 60 replies
    Dec. 11, 2014 | lee martell
    So there I was, resting in the hospital after my flat foot corrective surgery, when I turned the tablet sized TV on. There it was starting, on HBO, The Lego Movie, which came out early this year around February. I had heard so many things about it, meant to see it, but never made time before it left the theaters. Now I would be able to watch it for free. The movie begins, and I make an effort to suspend all disbelief for a while. I try to become a part of this little world made up of colored plastic...
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 50

    12/11/2014 7:49:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | James Lileks
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. For those remembering how they stared with wonder and awe at the jerky stop-motion animation and shivered with delicious fear at the perils faced by the plucky buck with the incandescent schnoz, the notion that this program occurred a half century ago would be a marvelous testament to the enduring power of the show’s appeal . . . if it didn’t make you feel so damned old. If it does, that is. For young kids today it’s a cultural artifact from a time so remote it...
  • Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Creators on the Midseason Finale, Inhumans and Skye's Identity

    12/11/2014 7:16:47 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 17 replies
    IGN ^ | 9 December 2014 | Eric Goldman
    The Agents of SHIELD midseason finale went big, revealing the Marvel Comics-based identities of both Skye and her father, “The Doctor.” But that wasn’t all, as Skye and Raina made it into the chamber in the mysterious hidden city where a mist would transform them into something… Inhuman. Yes, it’s true! On the heels of plenty of fan speculation, the Inhumans have made their first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, years before their 2018 movie, via Agents of SHIELD. While they may not have said the words Inhumans or Attilan, any lingering doubts as to what we’re dealing with...