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  • 'Star Wars' locations in Tunisia reportedly now danger spots because of ISIS threat

    03/29/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Ethan Sacks /
    The Tunisian desert region used as a location for the original "Star Wars" and as a tourist destination for fans of the film franchise is now reportedly crawling with a threat more insidious than marauding Sand People — ISIS terrorists. Particularly hard hit has been Tataouine, the Tunisian town that inspired George Lucas to name Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, and now a pit stop for wannabe jihadists headed to join ISIS in nearby Libya, CNN reported. Three men were arrested nearby the town that's just 60 miles from the Libyan border and arms caches were confiscated nearby, one of...
  • How 'House of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon Got the Inside Dirt on D.C. [Worked for 3 Dems]

    03/28/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/26/13 | Jordan Zakarin
    ...[Writer Beau] Willimon, then in his 20s, became one of many young people to devote themselves to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s Beltway-assaulting run for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president... He was a student at Columbia in 1998, wilting in the New York heat while studying Greek classics at the uptown Ivy, when Carson -- coming off an internship with George Stephanopoulos -- tempted him with tales of his work on a Senate campaign. Congressman Chuck Schumer, a gregarious Democrat from Brooklyn, was a longshot in the party’s primary, but Stephanopolous assured Carson that he would win. Carson started out...
  • ‘Walking Dead’ Finale Preview: Gale Anne Hurd Teases Glenn’s Fate, Return of the Ricktatorship

    03/28/2015 12:03:38 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 41 replies
    Variety ^ | March 27, 2015 | Geoff Berkshire
    It’s getting real on “The Walking Dead.” There are so many questions left to be answered and only one 90-minute episode to go before the season ends. Why did Michonne (Danai Gurira) coldcock Rick (Andrew Lincoln) mid-rant in front of their friends and half the town of Alexandria? Will Alexandria leader Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) decide to exile Rick’s entire crew after Rick’s rant and that ominous warning she received from Gabriel (Seth Gilliam)? Isn’t Maggie (Lauren Cohan) going to tell anyone what Gabriel said? Will Carol (Melissa McBride) kill Jessie’s (Alexandra Breckenridge) abusive husband Pete (Corey Brill) herself, after Rick...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - And Then There Were None (1945)

    03/27/2015 8:33:52 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A bit of Agatha Christie tonight. 8 strangers are invited to dinner at the estate of a mysterious (and absent) host, and at that dinner, dark and murderous secrets begin to be revealed. C. Aubrey Smith and Walter Huston star.
  • Spectre - Trailer (Bond 24)

    03/27/2015 7:13:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 03.27.15
    Spectre trailer
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...
  • How your smart TV is watching you

    03/27/2015 6:50:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 03/27/2015 | Consumer Reports
    CHICAGO -- When you sit down to watch television, you probably don't imagine that your TV is also watching you. But Consumer Reports says that new models of some popular brands of smart TVs can record and share information about everything you watch. It's likely you don't think you've invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But this Samsung can record and share everything that's viewed, whether it's a broadcast or streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you're watching.
  • Radio Icon John Ed Willougby Has Died

    03/26/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A local radio legend has passed away. John Ed Willoughby died this morning after a long illness. Willoughby’s career spanned parts of five decades. He got started in radio as Tommy Charles' sidekick on Birmingham's WSGN-AM in 1975. He "retired" 30 years later but continued to host a Saturday morning sport talk show with Doug Layton until 2012. He retired then due to health issues. Willoughby was 80 years old. A funeral will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Downton and out: 6th series will be last as cast gather to read through the new script

    03/26/2015 2:16:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-26-15 | Katherine Rushton & Hannah Flint
    The doors to Downton Abbey are finally closing. Carnival Films and ITV have announced that there will be no return to the famous home of the Crawley family after the sixth season airs, as they want to end on a high. Downton Abbey has been a huge international success, selling to broadcasters around the world, but its ratings in Britain had started flagging. NBC Universal, which owns the production company behind the show, said in an internal note to staff that the long-running drama was ‘approaching its natural conclusion’. The internal note, seen by the Daily Mail, said: ‘Whilst we...
  • Confused about stuffed animal on episode 1 of Walking Dead

    03/26/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 94 replies
    AMC ^ | 3-26-2015 | swamp5050
    I saw a very confusing scene from the first show maybe 4-5 episode. Rick has left Morgan and his son to look for Lori and Carl, he stops at a gas station he hears someone walking he gets down and looks under the cars. He see's the feet and legs of a little girl shuffling along, she stops reaches down and picks up a stuffed animal from the ground, he gets up the little girl is walking with her back to him. Rick calls out to the girl, she turns and starts coming towards him. Her mouth has a large...
  • Gregory Walcott, Actor in ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87

    03/26/2015 9:59:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | PETER KEEPNEWS
    Gregory Walcott, a character actor whose résumé included numerous television westerns, several Clint Eastwood movies and prestige films like “Norma Rae” — but who was probably best known as one of the stars of “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” often called the worst movie ever made — died on Friday at his home in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87. He said in a 1998 interview that the “Plan 9” script “made no sense” but that he took the job because one of the producers was a friend of his. “I thought maybe my name could...
  • Imperial Star Destroyer drone patrols the skies above France

    03/26/2015 8:29:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/25/15 | Anthony Domanico
    A French maker who creates incredible "Star Wars" drones is back with another. This time, he flies a modded Imperial Star Destroyer sure to strike fear into the heart of any Rebel in its path.
  • Mitt Romney Shows He’s President of Self-Deprecation on Fallon

    03/25/2015 10:27:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Vulture.com nymag ^ | March 26, 2015 | Sean Fitz-Gerald
    Wednesday on the Tonight show, Jimmy Fallon got dolled up to look like Mitt Romney looking in a mirror. Why? Because that's a fun way to lampoon real Romney while he talks about his laughing and hand-shaking skills, his kids, Zayn, Hillary Clinton, and President Obama golfing. In a mirror.
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • You can trust this: X-Files is back (for a 6-episode run)

    03/25/2015 6:58:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    WISHTV.com (Indianapolis) ^ | 03/25/2015 | Rebecca Sapakie
    Fox announced "The X-Files" will return for a six episode run. (Provided Photo) NEW YORK (MEDIA GENERAL) – “Trust no one.” The famous phrase from the X-Files is coming back.Fox announced David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back to star in a six-episode run of “The X-Files.”Agents Mulder and Scully will be back starting this summer. The show’s creator, Chris Carter, said that he considers the show’s absence like a “13-year commercial break.” Carter said that “the good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger.”Fox brought back “24” last spring as a limited episode series....
  • Jeremy Clarkson 'to be sacked TODAY' after BBC probe finds he launched '30-second attack' [tr]

    03/25/2015 6:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Martin Robinson, Emma Glanfield, and Corey Charlton
    Jeremy Clarkson said today he has not 'heard a thing' from the BBC despite claims bosses have already decided to sack him. The corporation's internal investigation has reportedly concluded the star, 54, launched a 30-second physical attack on a Top Gear producer during their steak dinner 'fracas'. Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago for allegedly punching Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming. Sources have said that the BBC allegedly found Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer in a luxury...
  • ‘X-Files’ officially returning to Fox in Summer 2015

    03/24/2015 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    It’s been more than 13 years since “The X-Files” aired on network TV, but on Tuesday Fox announced the spooky sci-fi series is returning for a six-episode run that will begin in the summer of 2015. “The X-Files,” which originally premiered in Sept. 1993, aired for nine seasons and earned 16 Emmy nominations during its run. The series centered on FBI agents Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, and Mulder, played by David Duchovny. Both stars will be reprising their roles for the reboot. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of...
  • TURN, the new characters are introduced -- 4-13-15

    03/24/2015 5:54:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New characters to appear in the upcoming season of TURN are introduced tonight on the TURN AMC website. Series starts Monday, April 13, 9 Eastern, 8 central.
  • Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says

    03/24/2015 5:53:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 3/24/15 | Stacey Kilpatrick
    Robert Durst’s lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good television, but it wasn’t designed to get to the truth," attorney Dick DeGuerin said in an interview on the "Today" show. "The Jinx" chronicled the life of the eccentric and controversial real estate heir, including the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen, the 2000 death of his friend Susan Berman and the 2001 shooting death and dismemberment of Durst’s...
  • Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

    03/24/2015 4:54:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Mar 23, 2015
    Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer
  • Glenn: ‘The Walking Dead’ is a study in a post-apocalyptic world [Glenn Beck]

    03/24/2015 2:35:59 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 54 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Wilson
    What would happen if there was total economic collapse? Or an EMP? Or some other apocalyptic event? Glenn has been watching ‘The Walking Dead’ and sees it as a scarily accurate portrait of what life would be like if people had to fight to survive. There may not be zombies, but the rest isn’t too far off. “If you watch it for pure entertainment, God bless you. I don’t know how do it. It must be nice to live in that world. I don’t live in that world. I’m taking notes,” Glenn said. “When it happens in real life, they...
  • Forbidden Area 1956; Playhouse 90: Season 1, Episode 1

    03/24/2015 8:00:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | CBS Television Network Production
    Forbidden Area 1956 Charlton Heston, Vincent Price , Playhouse 90: Season 1, Episode 1 Directed by John Frankenheimer Produced by Martin Manulis Associate Producer Julian Claman Based On The Novel By Pat Frank Adapted for PLAYHOUSE 90 by ROD SERLING Starring CHARLTON HESTON as COLONEL PRICE TAB HUNTER as STANLEY SMITH DIANA LYNN as CATHERINE HUME VINCENT PRICE as CLARK SIMMONS VICTOR JORY as REAR ADMIRAL BATT AND CHARLES BICKFORD as GENERAL KEATON JACKIE COOGAN.........The Cook TYLER McVEY.....Brig. Gen. Cragey DAVID LEWIS.......Felix Fromberg et al
  • California Man Accused of Burglary After Allegedly Using Woman's Netflix Account on Stolen TV

    03/24/2015 6:39:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    On March 4, a woman in Mariposa County, about 70 miles north of Fresno, reported several items stolen from her home, including a smart TV, a Wi-Fi Blu-ray, laptop computer, wires and a surround sound system, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said Friday. A few days later, the woman discovered that movies were being watched on her Netflix account, which was linked to the stolen TV and Blu-ray, according to the sheriff's office. Using Netflix and IP address information, authorities traced the internet usage to Bobby Alexander of Mariposa, officials said.
  • Snoop Dogg: Ronald Reagan to Blame For L.A. Gang Violence (SXSW Keynote speech)

    03/23/2015 11:48:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.20.15 | Ryan Bort
    ...The Doggfather’s latest venture, it was announced for the first time, will be an HBO show he is developing with Menace II Society director Allen Hughes and Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes about life on the West Coast during the ‘80s, when gang violence first began to dominate the region’s inner cities, particularly in Snoop’s home of East L.A. “Early in the ‘70s and toward the latter part of the ‘70s everything was beautiful because we had ways to have fun and communicate, and those who were underprivileged, the low economic side of life, the government would provide for us, which...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 15 [SPOILER warning]

    03/22/2015 3:00:45 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 221 replies
    3-22-15
    This Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Try.”
  • VANITY: "Birdman" Yuck!

    03/22/2015 11:44:43 AM PDT · by fatnotlazy · 52 replies
    NONE | March 22, 2015 | Self
    Yesterday, I broke my long-standing streak of not having seen an Academy Award winning/nominated movie in several years. A friend talked me into seeing "Birdman," the film starring Michael Keaton. It was perhaps the most excruciating 2 or so hours of my life. Much of the time I couldn't follow what was going on. The basic plot is about a one-time super hero actor now working on a Broadway play. Half the time I didn't know what was the play and what was "reality." Then there were the F bombs. Now I'm not a prude and can tolerate foul language...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Man From The Diner's Club"(1963)

    03/22/2015 11:14:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1963 | Frank Tashlin
  • John Williams to Record Star Wars: The Force Awakens Score in Los Angeles

    03/21/2015 6:44:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Force Awakens Score in Los Angeles John Williams is currently hard at work composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be recorded in Los Angeles. For the recording of the score, Williams will work with members of the superb freelance orchestra with which he’s recorded numerous film scores over the years. The music will be recorded over several months while working in tandem with the film’s editorial and special effects teams on the West Coast. While previous films in the saga were scored at Abbey Road with the celebrated London Symphony Orchestra, this will be the...
  • Jeremy Clarkson, Bête Noire, of the left in the UK, suspended by BBC. May be sacked from 'Top Gear'.

    03/21/2015 1:56:46 PM PDT · by PzGr43 · 39 replies
    The Daily Telegraph, the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard
    Jeremy Clarkson, Bête Noire, of the left in the UK, may have gone too far this time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson It appears that early March 2015, he was involved in an argument with one of the producers of the show 'Top Gear' which he presents, which ended with Clarkson swinging a punch at the producer. Clarkson's co-presenters, James May and Richard Hammond managed to hold Clarkson back. Clarkson appears to have attempted to patch things up with the producer afterwards but to no avail. He then reported the incident himself to the BBC management and wheels began to turn. The BBC suspended...
  • Dig -- A new TV series based in Jerusalem, Israel.

    03/20/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 18 replies
    Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
  • How has Better Call Saul stacked up against Breaking Bad?

    03/20/2015 8:55:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    callsaulnow.com ^ | April McGee
    Are some Breaking Bad fans disappointed with Better Call Saul?> Not every Breaking Bad fan is thrilled with the spin-off, Better Call Saul. The opposite case is also evident. Many BB fans have a new addiction; they’re hooked on the world of Saul Goodman. Mixed reactions among fans should have been expected, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Although its primarily based off the world of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is its own show. Andrew Whalen with iDigital Times voices his opinion as to why he feels the storyline is going nowhere: “Better Call Saul offers up a...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Nightmare Alley (1947)

    03/20/2015 8:13:25 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Tonight, an excellent film noir set in the seedy world of the carnival side show. A young but ambitious carney (Tyrone Power, in one of the best performances of his career), scams and schemes amongst the mentalists, strongmen, and geeks hoping to find the perfect routine to take him out of the sideshow and into the big time. Co-Starring Joan Blondell and Coleen Gray.
  • Happy Birthday Ozzie Nelson!

    03/20/2015 10:23:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    march 20, 2015
    Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson (March 20, 1906 – June 3, 1975) was an American band leader, actor, television director and producer. Nelson originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and long-running television series with his wife Harriet and two sons David and Ricky Nelson.
  • DO YOU BELIEVE?

    03/20/2015 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    DoYouBelieve.com ^ | Mar 20. 2015 | David A. R. White
    Do You Believe? Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Drama Movie HD (2:20 ) A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ …even if they don't believe it.Yet. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This stirring...
  • James May and Richard Hammond refuse to film Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson

    03/19/2015 10:45:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3-19-2015 | Bill Gardner
    Top Gear could have stayed on air without Jeremy Clarkson - but his co-hosts reportedly refused to present the show without him. James May and Richard Hammond were offered the chance to front the motoring show during Clarkson’s suspension, according to a BBC executive. Discussions were held about broadcasting the last three episodes with mainly recorded segments while the two co-stars filmed the studio parts. However the BBC insider told the Mirror that May and Hammond rejected the offer and refused to go on air without their long-time colleague. The source said: "They didn't want to do it without Jeremy...
  • Why ARE today's stars so short? Actors were once strapping hunks and muscular specimens.

    03/19/2015 11:06:09 AM PDT · by donna · 155 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-19-15 | Quentin Letts
    Actors were once strapping hunks, thick-thighed he-men who had only to arrive at a film premiere to make everyone’s eyes bulge. These Adonises towered above lesser mortals and had their suits made specially for them because they were such muscular specimens. That’s the way things were when the likes of John Wayne (6ft 4in), Gregory Peck (6ft 3in), Charlton Heston (6ft 3in) and Clint Eastwood (6ft 4in) were in their prime. They were big men playing big characters, often on top of enormous horses or engaged in butch boxing bouts. Compare that with the recent Oscars ceremony, when our own...
  • Trailer: Colonies Into a Nation: TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 2 Premiere

    03/18/2015 4:47:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    AMC ^ | 3-18-15
    Don't miss the Season 2 premiere of TURN: Washington's Spies, returning Mon., April 13th. Only on AMC. Go behind the scenes for a look at what's in store in Season 2 of TURN: Washington's Spies. he cast looks back on their characters' journeys through Season 1 of TURN: Washington's Spies.
  • "Rockin' the Wall"/LS to be at Notre Dame

    03/17/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2015 | LS
    I will be in South Bend at Notre Dame University to screen "Rockin' the Wall", our documentary about rock music's part in the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. at the DeBartolo Auditorium. Admission is free. I will be around to sign books afterward as well. See you there!
  • Apple is going to launch a TV service this fall that could kill cable

    03/17/2015 7:02:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/17/2015 | Bryan Logan
    Apple is reportedly working on a plan to launch its own TV service. A Wall Street Journal report suggests Apple, which already lets users watch television and Netflix shows through its Apple TV device, is working with programmers "to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall." The Journal cites sources familiar with the talks who say Apple's subscription service may provide "about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, and Fox, and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV." The as-yet-unannounced service would cost $30 to $40 per month, according to The...
  • 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine': SXSW Review

    03/16/2015 9:21:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5:53 PM PDT 3/14/2015 | by John DeFore
    Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Still - H 2015 The Bottom Line: A convincing, but perhaps unnecessary, primer on Steve Jobs's flaws and misdeeds Venue: South By Southwest Film Festival, Headliners Director: Alex Gibney Breaking: Steve Jobs was no saint. Alex Gibney begins Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine with a first-person voiceover, marveling at the global outpouring of emotion that greeted the Apple leader's 2011 death. "I was mystified," he recalls, at the tears shed over someone who was not a pop star or beloved author but merely a man who sold us things. As an...
  • Happy Birthday Jerry Lewis!

    03/16/2015 7:18:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    march 16, 2015
    Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis is also known as the host, for more than 40 years, of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day Telethon and national chairman of the MDA. Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 14 [SPOILER warning]

    03/15/2015 2:53:13 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 258 replies
    N/A | March 15, 2015 | N/A
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Gaslight"(1940)

    03/15/2015 11:20:53 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    The Internet Archive ^ | 1940 | Patrick Hamilton
  • Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse Join Forces on Cruise

    03/14/2015 10:02:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Laura Ma
    In a galaxy far, far away ... in the Western Caribbean, actually, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and stormtroopers party with Disney Cruisers around the pool deck. No, it's not a fantasy. Disney Cruise Line announced last week it will introduce Star Wars Day at Sea in 2016. Parents eager to share their love of the fandom can enroll kids in the Jedi Training Academy. Jedis in training, also known as Padawans, can learn from a Jedi Master to use the force and wield a light saber. To pass the training, they'll have to face off against the Sith Lord,...
  • Bristol Palin Engaged to Medal of Honor Recipient, Dakota Meyer: Read Sarah Palin's Statement!

    03/14/2015 5:27:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | March 14, 2015 | Stephanie Webber
    Sarah Palin's getting a new son-in-law! Bristol Palin is engaged to her boyfriend, Sgt. Dakota Meyer. The bride-to-be announced the happy news via Instagram on Saturday, Mar. 14. "Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!" Palin, 24, captioned an Instagram pic of the couple kissing. In a second photo, she gave a closer look at her gorgeous cushion-cut diamond engagement ring....
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Kanal(1957)

    03/13/2015 8:08:48 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Tonight's movie is both an excellent WW2 film, and a fine bit of historical fiction. Kanal is the story of the final hours of a doomed Polish resistance group, fighting against the Nazis, as well as the odds and hope in what would become known as the Warsaw Uprising. Directed by Andrez Wadjda. In Polish with English closed captioning.
  • It Follows is the scariest American horror movie in years

    03/13/2015 10:54:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Vox ^ | March 13, 2015 | Todd VanDerWerff
    ... The central conceit of It Follows, the excellent new horror film from director David Robert Mitchell, sounds eerie the first time you hear it, but it only gets more frightening every time you think about it. And the movie goes out of its way to give you reasons to think about just how horrifying it would be for this to play out in real life ... It Follows is a movie about a curse. While you're cursed, you will be stalked, mercilessly, by an entity that can take any form — including that of someone you love — and...
  • Transgender Teen Activist Lands TLC Reality Show

    03/13/2015 10:47:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 03/13/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    TLC is becoming the latest network to explore transgender life. The cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for All That Jazz, a docuseries following 14-year-old transgender activist Jazz Jennings, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 11-episode series will feature Jennings — dubbed "The New Face of Transgender Youth" — in her daily life, juggling her foray into high school while navigating how a transgender teen approaches dating and sleepovers all while avoiding male puberty. Jennings, who has been featured on 20/20, The Rosie Show and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 by Time...
  • Michelle Obama shows off some embarrassing mum dance moves on the Ellen show

    03/13/2015 10:21:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-13-15 | Ruth Styles
    Her arm thrust out and pouting like a rapper, this is the moment that Michelle Obama showed off her dance moves during a toe-curling appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Challenged to show off her dance moves by Ms Degeneres, Mrs Obama gamely obliged and went on to pull shapes that wouldn't have shamed Rita Ora. Unfortunately for daughters Sasha and Malia, the appearance on Ellen, which airs on the 16th March, isn't the end of the 51-year-old's dancing ambitions.