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  • Men Freaking Out at Alamo Ritz Drafthouse for Hosting Ladies-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

    05/25/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Kate Talyor
    On Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Austin announced it would hold a women-only "Wonder Woman" screening when the movie debuts in June. "Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the movie theatre wrote. "And when we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female." Some people did not respond well to the announcement and perceived exclusion. "Alamo Drafthouse, will there be a male only screening for Thor: Ragnarok...
  • We Ranked the 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments

    05/24/2017 5:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Time ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eliana Dockterman, Alex Fitzpatrick, Megan McCluskey, Matt Vella
    No science fiction franchise has been more influential than Star Wars. (Sorry, Star Trek fans!) Over the last 40 years, the space opera saga created by George Lucas has delivered 1,062 minutes of lightsaber duels, intergalactic dogfights and dynastic drama. Even non-fans are likely to immediately recognize iconic imagery like Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon, or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which begs the question: of the hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from which Star Wars moments are the best? The series, now owned by Disney, turns 40 on May 25. So TIME's entertainment team and sundry Star Wars super fans...
  • 'The great war is here': Sensational new trailer for Game Of Thrones season seven sees [tr]

    05/24/2017 10:36:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Ross McDonagh
    It is the moment Game Of Thrones fans have been patiently waiting six seasons for. The sensational new trailer released on Wednesday shows the moment Daenerys finally unleashes her dragons on Westeros. The enthralling 90-second teaser shows all of the main players gearing up for the final battle for the Seven Kingdoms.
  • ‘Soup Nazi’ exec arrested for tax evasion [Seinfeld]

    05/24/2017 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    nypost.com ^ | By Lia Eustachewich and Georgett Roberts
    No tax for you! The chief financial officer for the Staten Island-based Soupman Inc. — made famous by the iconic “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld” — was busted Tuesday for not paying half a million dollars in taxes over the course of four years, authorities announced. Robert Bertrand, 62, allegedly avoided paying Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes to the tune of more than $593,000 by not reporting cash earnings or the fact that Soupman employees were compensated on the side with stock awards, the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn said. The saucy scheme lasted from 2010 to 2014...
  • Hollywood Faces Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Horror: “Baywatch” is a Disaster, [tr]

    05/24/2017 3:42:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | May 23, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    Hollywood is facing a very bad weekend unless there’s someone who hasn’t seen “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” Paramount’s “Baywatch” with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron is a disaster. Currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, our Leah Sydney says it just falls flat. (See her review below.) Disney’s 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie has a 33, which ain’t much better. After the first night, big things are not expected.
  • Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Demi Lovato offer support to 'hysterical' Ariana Grande (rescheduling tour)

    05/23/2017 12:28:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 65 replies
    Yahoo Canada ^ | May 23 2017 | Stephanie Soteriou
    A whole host of celebrities have come forward to offer their support to Ariana Grande after 22 people were killed and more than 50 injured following a terrorist attack after her concert at Manchester Arena last night. Ariana is understandably devastated after 22 of her fans lost their lives at her show, tweeting that she is “broken” and “so, so sorry” following the attack. Miley publicly reached out to Ariana. Whilst many have been paying tribute to the victims of the tragic event and their loved ones, stars such as Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and Demi Lovato have spoken out to...
  • Katy Perry on Manchester Bombing: ‘No Barriers, No Borders, We All Just Need to Co-Exist’

    05/23/2017 12:06:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 175 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Pop megastar Katy Perry made an impassioned plea for people to “co-exist” and said that “barriers” or “borders” could detract from that goal in an interview following the terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. on Monday night that claimed the lives of at least 22 people and injured dozens of others. In an interview Tuesday on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer suggested that people “unite” following the tragedy, which occurred as young fans and their parents were leaving the 21,000-seat arena at around 10:35 p.m. local time. “Whatever we...
  • OJ Simpson Gets July Parole Hearing

    05/23/2017 10:54:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/23/17 | by Dylan Gwinn
    Notorious felon O.J. Simpson will have a parole hearing in July. Simpson has served nine years of the 33-year sentence he received for his role in an attempt to reclaim some memorabilia he believed was stolen from him. Simpson was eventually charged with burglary and kidnapping. According to NBC, “Simpson was sentenced in 2008 for the burglary, thirteen years to the day that he was famously acquitted of the California murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The case has remained open and Simpson cannot be retried for the murders. “Simpson was found liable for...
  • Hailey Baldwin (daughter of Stephen) Named Maxim's 2017 Sexiest Woman In the World

    05/23/2017 10:31:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:16 EDT, 23 May 2017 | By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    The 20-year-old covers the new issue of the men's magazine She featured in the annual Hot 100 list last year, but did not receive the honor of being named the publication's chosen cover girl Hailey beat out friends Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who also feature in the magazine, and whom she has said she's not on the same level as in the past The model is currently enjoying a sun-soaked getaway in Cannes, where she attended the opening night of the annual film festival On Tuesday, she was pictured hanging out with Kendall, Kourtney Kardashian and fellow model Cami...
  • 15 Worst Star Trek Episodes Of All Time

    05/23/2017 9:10:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 211 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | May 23, 2017 | Matthew Byrd
    At some point in life, you learn to take the good with the bad. It’s not that you necessarily become better at dealing with the bad things in life, but rather that you learn to appreciate that the bad is simply a companion to the good. If you grew up a Star Trek fan, you likely got a head start on this valuable life lesson. Regardless of which Star Trek series you became hopelessly addicted to, you eventually learned that you had a roughly equal chance of seeing something truly great or something truly awful on a weekly basis. Eventually,...
  • MSNBC wins cable news weekly war for first time ever

    05/23/2017 8:50:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2017 | Joe Concha
    MSNBC finished first in the key 25-54 demographic and in total viewers against its cable news rivals last week for the first time in its 21-year existence, according to Nielsen Research. Overall, MSNBC finished second in all of basic cable, only falling to TNT, which aired several NBA playoff games.
  • Wonder Woman tops Fandango survey of most anticipated summer movies

    05/23/2017 8:24:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 23, 2017 | Oliver Gettell
    The superhero movie starring Gal Gadot as the iconic Amazon warrior was voted this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster in a Fandango survey. More than 10,000 people participated in the survey — the largest in the company’s 17-year history — and were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Wonder Woman took the top spot, followed by the wall-crawling reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming and the swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  • James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

    05/23/2017 6:56:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5/23/2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer, his family confirmed Tuesday. He was 89. Moore, who epitomized James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, died in Switzerland “after a short but brave” cancer fight, according to a statement released by his three children. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” said Moore’s kids, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
  • BBC tv reporting Roger Moore has died

    05/23/2017 6:28:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
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  • Mom faults teacher for prompting son to watch teen suicide TV show

    05/22/2017 8:15:47 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    News4Jax.com ^ | 5/21/2017 | Scott johnson
    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - A Clay County mother says that her son’s teacher at Clay High School gave him the idea of watching a controversial Netflix series dealing with teen suicide, contributing to some of his mental health disorders. She said the show “13 Reasons Why” glorifies suicide. The Netflix show, which deals with the aftermath of a teenager who takes her own life and leaves behind 13 reasons why, has received a lot of praise from critics, but the student’s mother, who ask to speak with anonymity, said it should have never been brought up in his classroom. The...
  • Seth MacFarlane Is Headed to Space with 'The Orville' on Fox

    05/20/2017 9:56:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 17, 2017 | Tariq Malik
    Seth MacFarlane is gearing up for a trek across the final frontier. Fox announced this week that this fall, it will launch a new science-fiction TV series, called the "The Orville." The show will star funnyman executive producer and actor MacFarlane ("Family Guy," "Ted") as the commander of the titular starship. Adrianne Palicki ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") will portray MacFarlane's executive officer — and ex-wife — with a ragtag crew rounding out the cast. Think "Galaxy Quest" meets "Family Guy," and you're on the right track.
  • 3 best TV episodes of all time?

    05/19/2017 6:42:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 237 replies
    There are probably tens of thousands of TV episodes from the different decades. Most of them are probably pretty lousy looking back, but of course a few were rather stellar. The episode on Little House on the Prairie where Mary goes blind, nightmare at 20000 feet on the Twilight Zone, the episode with a huge battle on Game of Thrones, or the Pilot of The Wonder Years are examples of some great episodes. In your opinion, what are the three greatest TV episodes of all time?
  • Star Trek: Discovery trailer (looks like PC run amok)

    05/19/2017 11:17:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies
    New look at the new Trek incarnation. Overall it looks like a PC mess. White men are almost an after-thought. An overtly gay man on the bridge. Set a decade before TOS. Of course, CGI is many iterations ahead of what has come before and it looks gorgeous. Said to be broadcast worldwide on pay-for-TV CBS offshoot. May explain why the characters are World Government types. Show was due January 2017. Then summer, 2017. Now -- who knows? The original show runner quit and show has been turned-over to others. Casting reportedly still incomplete. Like other Trek fans I am...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Why the crass humor?)

    05/19/2017 9:47:14 AM PDT · by super7man · 13 replies
    Common Sense Media ^ | 1/2017 | Common Sense Media
    Parents need to know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of Marvel's motley group of space outlaws first introduced in the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect lots of interest from kids of all ages, but it's most appropriate for tweens and up. There's frequent fighting with weapons (swords, guns, and more), space chases/battles, executions that involve people being "spaced" (forced out of airlocks to die in the freezing cold of deep space), and more. Spoiler alert: A popular character dies. Language, while not frequent, can also be strong, with everything from "douche" and "d--k"...
  • Is this the most violent movie year in history?

    05/19/2017 9:36:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 16, 2017 | Bob Strauss
    The new “Alien: Covenant” boasts stellar production design, Michael Fassbender’s subtly masterful dual performance and thoughtful musings about the creation of life. But that’s not why anyone is going to see it. They want to see how Ridley Scott’s prequel to his groundbreakingly gory, 1979 “Alien” — a film that delivered on its pitch line “In space no one can hear you scream” — tops the chest-bursting slaughter of the original sci-fi classic. “I think Ridley’s first line was, ‘We’re going to make a hard R-rated film, and we’re going to need a lot of claret,’ which is a term...