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  • The Future of TVs is NOT What You Think!

    05/28/2020 11:10:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2020 60K 958 SHARE SAVE | Linus Tech Tips
  • Elon Musk, Jay Leno and the 2021 Cybertruck (Full Segment) Jay Leno's Garage

    05/28/2020 9:10:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    CNBC Prime via YouTube ^ | Published on May 28, 2020 | Jay Leno, Elon Musk
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Imagines Conservative Defections from STOP ERA Cause

    05/28/2020 1:26:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 21, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    As the inevitable, real-life defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment neared, Mrs. America focused on the made-up defection of a devoted conservative woman. It also used a host of negative characterizations against the same woman (Alice, played by Sarah Paulson). The next to last episode, “Houston,” was about the Women’s Convention that took place in 1977, but focused almost entirely on how the convention affected fictional characters Alice and Pamela, bringing them a kind of liberal enlightenment. By focusing mostly on Alice, who was not a real person, show creators were able to invent a story of her coming to...
  • Starz Drama: Sisters Bond Over Taking Abortion Pill, Not Telling Their Men

    05/27/2020 5:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 24, 2020 | Karen Townsend
    The May 25 episode of Vida titled “Episode 21” drives home the point of how cavalier and apathetic some pro-abortion women can be when it comes to terminating their unborn children. This episode on Starz even shows the two leading characters, sisters, bonding over the pills used to perform the abortion. Older sister Emma Hernandez (Mishel Prada) decides to end the life of her unborn child. She goes to an abortion clinic and is shown downing the two pills used in the process – Mifepristone and Misoprostol – without using the instructions the nurse gives her. Instead of taking the...
  • ‘AKA Jane Roe’ producers have strong pro-abortion bias with ties to Planned Parenthood

    05/27/2020 2:59:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Carole Novielli |
    This week, “AKA Jane Roe”—a documentary hyped by media as the “deathbed confession” of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout the U.S.—is being released. But filmmaker Nick Sweeney’s narrative as described by the media varies drastically from the accounts of McCorvey’s longtime pro-life friends. According to Variety, in the film, McCorvey allegedly “admits that anti-abortion groups paid her to switch over to their side in the abortion debate.” The decision to release the film about McCorvey years after her death—when she has no way of clarifying or defending her own alleged...
  • Millions Of Americans Staying At Home Are Relying on Amazon

    05/27/2020 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/26/20
    Latest proof of the fake stream news. Watch all these news reports using the exact same words verbatium.  Oh but I am sure that is just all a coincidence.... (sarcasm off) https://youtu.be/x6U2Un5kEdI  
  • Star Trek star will move to Ireland if Trump wins again [Kate Mulgrew, “Captain Janeway”]

    05/27/2020 12:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 145 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:05
    She has strong Irish heritage on both sides of her family, and now Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew has said that she plans to set course for Ireland if Donald Trump wins a second term as US president. Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, told TrekMovie.com, “If Trump gets four more years, I am promising you, I will leave the country. And I will go and live in Ireland. There are very wise people over there. They get it.” […] During the interview with TrekMovie.com, which took place ahead of a cast reunion of Star Trek:Voyager...
  • Jimmy Fallon APOLOGIZES for 'unquestionably offensive' blackface skit he did 20 years ago after Twitter backlash: 'I made a terrible decision'

    05/27/2020 4:27:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2020 | Staff
    Talk show host Jimmy Fallon has released an apology after a clip of him in blackface started trending on Twitter. The SNL skit from 2000, which shows the comedian doing an impression of Chris Rock, resurfaced again on the internet on Tuesday triggering the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty to trend. Admitting his regrets over the sketch the 45-year-old Tonight Show host took to social media to apologize to those he may have offended. 'In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this.
  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • ‘AKA Jane Roe’: A heavily edited picture of a complex woman who just wanted to be ‘Norma’

    05/26/2020 1:44:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Nancy Flanders |
    The last words of the new documentary-style film “AKA Jane Roe,” one filmmaker’s version of the life of the woman behind the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, are those of Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) herself. Due to the nature of the film, the connections of the filmmakers to Planned Parenthood, and the heavy editing, many things in the documentary remain unclear. The film jumps back and forth, using older clips of McCorvey from decades ago, spliced and edited together with footage filmed closer to her death, making it difficult to determine the context of many...
  • Turner: 'The Match' was most-watched golf event in cable history

    05/26/2020 11:10:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2020 | Jason Owens
    The sports void is real. Those figuring out how to fill it are reaping the rewards. After ESPN announced record viewership numbers for its 10-part Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance,” Turner Sports recorded similar ratings for a golf exhibition. The network group announced on Monday that Sunday’s airing of “The Match” drew an average of 5.8 million viewers, rivaling ratings recorded by “The Last Dance,” the most-watched documentary in ESPN history. At its peak, 6.3 million people tuned in. Those ratings set a record for a cable golf telecast, according to Turner Sports. That means more people tuned in...
  • BBC4 history presenter Janina Ramirez says scrapping the channel will punish elderly viewers who rely on arts and culture shows

    05/26/2020 10:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hughes
    Axing BBC Four to boost youth television will deprive the elderly and vulnerable who rely on the arts and culture channel, a TV historian has warned. The channel is under threat of being closed or filled with repeats as speculation grows that the broadcaster plans to plough money into programmes for younger viewers. BBC Four, which most nights has fewer than a million viewers with an average age in their sixties, faces having the plug pulled just as the over-75s prepare to lose their free TV licences in August.
  • Steve Carell’s New Netflix Series ‘Space Force’ Is Shockingly Bad

    05/26/2020 8:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 26, 2020 | Kevin Fallon
    There’s a very annoying thing in the age of streaming. It’s the “just wait until episode five... it gets real good” thing. The “I know there are close to 1,000 TV series to watch but spend several hours not enjoying yourself so you can appreciate when this arbitrary show finds its way” thing. The very annoying thing that—groan of all groans—can be true if you have the patience and/or the masochism to investigate. And so when it came to Space Force, I watched through episode five. And then I watched episode six. And episode seven. And episode eight. The show...
  • America's empty highways have reignited the Cannonball Run Challenge, apparently. (Record broken 7 times in 5 weeks!)

    05/25/2020 5:06:22 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 31 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | May 22, 2020 | Dan Neilan
    The highways and byways of America have been eerily quiet over the past several weeks thanks to responsible citizens doing their best to remain indoors and limit unnecessary travel. Meanwhile, a small group of highly irresponsible drivers have taken these open stretches of asphalt as a sign that they should drive as fast as possible from one coast to the other. That’s right, it’s high time to revive the Cannonball Run Challenge, which you may remember from that cruddy Burt Reynolds comedy. In a recent video, former Cannonball Run record holder and éminence grise Ed Bolian reported that, over the...
  • Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

    05/25/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the state as mere days away from new guidelines to further open up from the coronavirus pandemic, but entertainment industry insiders are feeling broadsided by today’s announcement. “WT [Expletive]?” said one top cable executive to Newsom today announcning he would reveal plans on May 25 that could spur shuttered film and TV production back to work sooner rather than later. “Have they talked to the unions, because I don’t think that’s going to jive with them,” the exec added. “We’ll look at the guidelines when they come out on Monday,” a spokesperson for the WGA...
  • How We Made: Airplane!

    05/25/2020 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 113 replies
    We used to seek out movies that were mind-numbingly serious and dub them with our own voices. Late one night, we caught Zero Hour! – a 1957 film about a former world war two pilot landing a stricken passenger flight – and thought: “Why don’t we recreate this whole movie instead?” We wrote Airplane! but couldn’t get it financed. We were proposing a big broad comedy without comedians – a completely new concept. Nobody understood the idea of serious actors playing it straight, but for us that was everything.
  • Hana Kimura, Pro-Wrestler and Contestant on 'Terrace House,' Dies at 22

    05/24/2020 8:31:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura's death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was cooperating in an investigation, and asked her fans to be respectful. Kimura was found dead at her home, Japanese media said. Kimura became the target of massive bullying on social media over her role on the Terrace House show on Netflix, which involves three men and three women temporarily living together at a shared house in Tokyo. The show was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus. In her latest Instagram posting Friday, she published a photo of herself and her cat, with...
  • Films to watch this Memorial Day weekend

    05/23/2020 6:44:39 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 72 replies
    Memorial Day activities, gatherings and parades may not be possible in your area due to the Coronavirus shutdown. We can still display the U.S. flag and honor the fallen at cemeteries. Two of my favorites films are The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell and The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1953) with William Holden and Grace Kelly. The he Bridges at Toko-Ri ends with the memorable line, “Where do we get such men?” What patriotic films do you enjoy watching?
  • The Professional's Bodie to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

    05/23/2020 11:27:23 AM PDT · by mairdie · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 22 May 2020 | MVD
    If you enjoy old British spy shows, I’ve remade a music video for The Professionals, a show from the late 70s. It starred Gordon Jackson as the spymaster Crowley, and Lewis Collins as Bodie and Martin Shaw as Doyle, the spy partners. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor focuses on Bodie, who had been previously a paratrooper and SAS soldier. Very fast-paced and much into shooting.
  • Donald Trump’s Only Path To Re-Election Is To “Cheat,” Michael Moore Tells ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

    05/22/2020 8:51:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 22, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    It was the politics of pandemic that took over Real Time with Bill Maher tonight with Michael Moore as the marquee guest. “The only way they are going to pull it off is if he’s able to cancel the election or postpone it,” the Fahrenheit 9/11 director said of Donald Trump’s chances at the ballot box in November against Joe Biden after this COVID-19 spring that has seen almost 100,000 deaths so far from the respiratory ailment. “I’m certain that’s what’s going on in his head right now,” Moore worried as he has before, pledging that people will need to...