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  • Variety: To Be Nominated For Best Picture, You Need A Woke Social Message

    01/22/2019 8:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | John Sexton
    The Oscar nominees for Best Picture were announced today and you’ll be shocked to learn that all of the films in contention, save one or two, have a woke social message to offer. The pattern is so blatant that Variety’s chief film critic pointed out that this seems to be what matters most to Oscar voters: The gradual decline of “A Star Is Born” during awards season has been, for those of us who love the film, a somewhat depressing spectacle to watch. But now that the decline is more or less complete, I think its meaning has at...
  • The Big Twist M. Night Shyamalan Needs: He Should Stop Writing His Own Scripts (Column)

    01/21/2019 9:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | January 20, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Quick, name the greatest film by each of the following directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, Kathryn Bigelow, Jonathan Demme. Answers will vary (mine would be: Psycho, Saving Private Ryan, Lawrence of Arabia, Nashville, Chinatown, The Hurt Locker, The Silence of the Lambs), but whatever your taste, odds are that the movies you chose were not written by the director in question. (On my list, none of them were.) There are, of course, countless great writer-directors Ingmar Bergman, Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, you name it. So its not as if it has to be...
  • Former Atheist Anthony Hopkins Reveals Encounter That Led Him to God

    01/19/2019 12:36:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    CBN ^ | 8/4/2018 | Tr Goins-Phillips
    As each of us gets older, questions about God, purpose and the afterlife become more pronounced. Thats certainly been the case for famed actor Anthony Hopkins. During an appearance last week at the 11th annual LEAP Conference, Hopkins explained a major turning point in his life a moment when he abandoned his previous embrace of atheism in exchange for a belief in a higher power.
  • Christian TV theater

    01/13/2019 2:51:31 PM PST · by Clutch Martin · 17 replies
    Remember in the late sixties and early seventies on Saturday mornings or possibly Sunday mornings real early (around maybe 5 or 6 a.m.) there used to be a type of playhouse 90 Christian drama that was staged on live sets? There was 50s type of jazz music playing for background. A contemporary Christian setting in that they were depicting people living in cities in modern times that had issues that were biblical nature. Does anybody remember those shows? And if so do you remember the name of those programs? And if they are available to view online anywhere? I think...
  • Verna Bloom, Actress in Animal House, High Plains Drifter, Dies at 80

    01/10/2019 3:10:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2019 | Rachel Yang
    Verna Bloom, who appeared in Animal House and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old. The cause was complications of dementia, her family stated.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody win causes controversy, awkwardness at Golden Globes

    01/07/2019 2:31:41 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 47 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | January 7, 2019 | James Hibberd
    Bohemian Rhapsody surprised Hollywood by winning the top drama prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, but the films big honor quickly turned awkward and controversial. After cast and producers took the stage to accept the award for Best Motion Picture Drama, producer Graham King notably didnt mention the films director, Bryan Singer. Neither did star Rami Malek when he took home Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. *SNIP* Singer was reportedly fired from Bohemian Rhapsody roughly two weeks before filming was completed amid reports of on-set turmoil yet retained his directing credit....
  • Ten Conservative Movies That Hit Home in 2018

    01/04/2019 9:12:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    It wasnt all bad news at the box office this past year. The movie industry as a whole may be boringly left-wing, but occasionally a conservative message breaks through, sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally or because filmmakers simply applied themselves to telling the truth. Here are ten films that brought conservative concepts to the multiplex in 2018, ranked according to conservative firepower:
  • Women in Hollywood Suffer Radical Underrepresentation in Top 2018 Films, Study Says

    01/03/2019 4:53:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | January 3, 2019 | Matt Donnelley
    While Hollywood women have made incremental gains in below-the-line jobs like producing and editing, they backslid as feature film directors and continue on a path of radical underrepresentation in the industry, a new study says. Martha Lauzens Celluloid Ceiling, a comprehensive report of womens behind-the-scenes employment in film run out of San Diego State University, hit on Thursday and its analysis comes with a blazing criticism that Hollywoods value shift is only lip service until the industry commits to transparency. The study provides no evidence that the mainstream film industry has experienced the profound positive shift predicted by so...
  • Michael Medved's Best Movies of 2018

    12/31/2018 11:17:33 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 46 replies
    Michael Medved Website ^ | 12/31/18 | Michael Medved
    1. Roma 2. Won't You Be My Neighbor 3. A Star is Born 4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 5. Green Book 6. First Man 7. Bohemian Rhapsody 8. Ralph Breaks the Internet 9. Mission Impossible: Fallout 10. The Front Runner
  • The 100 greatest comedies of all time

    12/30/2018 7:54:33 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 296 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2017 | no author listed
    BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made.
  • No, No, No: Its A Wonderful Life Isnt Socialist, Okay?

    12/29/2018 7:33:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/29/2018 | David Breitenbeck
    In the Boston Herald, Michael Graham argues both that 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a bad film on a technical level and that its message is bad. There seems to be a blooming holiday tradition in certain circles to attack “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This year we have Michael Graham in the Boston Herald taking up the ill-considered assault on Frank Capra’s masterpiece.Graham argues both that “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bad film on a technical level and that its message is bad. His reason for saying it’s a bad film hinges on a claim that the plot makes...
  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: Its a true story, were told. But its hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So its really Cheneys fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal? That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....
  • Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated R. It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language

    11/30/2018 4:38:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | J.P. Johnston
    Full Title: Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated R. It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language, Gore, Drugs. The Motion Picture Association of America adds its name to a list of increasingly brazen leftist media powerhouses who discriminate against conservative voices in the public square. Facebook: Graphic images of a woman smashing and eating a baby do not violate community standards but quoting a Bible verse on homosexuality does. Twitter: Conservative voices and alternative news sources frequently find themselves muzzled while profane rants against them are celebrated. Google: Discriminatory algorithms ensure that articles praising the Second Amendment, President Trump, traditional...
  • Hungarian Film 'Eternal Winter' set in Soviet camp Awarded 'Best Drama' in Florida

    11/30/2018 9:36:32 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | Nov 21, 2018
    Attila Szszs new film Eternal Winter, based on Norbert Kblis script, bagged another prestigious honor last week when it took home the award for Best Drama at the 33rd Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). The film previously won the award for Best European Movie of the Year in Berlin and Szsz was chosen to receive the award for Best Director at the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival. Following the Soviet occupation of Hungary in 1944, local, Ethnic German women are taken from their small village, loaded into cattle wagons and forced to work in coal mines under inhuman conditions...
  • Remembering American Actor Jack Albertson

    11/25/2018 12:42:09 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    onthisday.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Jack Albertson Harold "Jack" Albertson (June 16, 1907 November 25, 1981) was an American actor, comedian, dancer and singer who also performed in vaudeville. Albertson is known for his role as John Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971); Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972); and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man (197478). For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in...
  • Nicolas Roeg, Director of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' Dies at 90

    11/24/2018 2:03:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 24, 2018 | Duane Byrge, Mike Barnes
    The London native, who started out as a cinematographer, also guided Mick Jagger in 'Performance' and helmed 'Walkabout,' 'Don't Look Now' and 'Bad Timing.' Nicolas Roeg, the British cinematographer turned director who employed his visual flair on such films as David Bowies The Man Who Fell to Earth and the horror masterpiece Dont Look Now, has died. He was 90.Roeg, who also called the shots for two other rock stars, Mick Jagger in Performance (1970) and Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession (1980), died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told the BBC.Roeg, known for the lighting composition,...
  • Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival actor and voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies at 90

    11/11/2018 1:13:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    CTV News ^ | November 11, 2018 | CTV Kitchener
    Douglas Rain passed away Sunday morning at the age of 90. The actor, one of the pioneers of the Stratford Festival, is best known for his role in Stanley Kubricks iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rain was the voice of the sentient computer HAL.
  • Nights of Cabiria

    11/06/2018 7:59:31 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 3 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    A quarter-century ago - October 31st 1993 - Federico Fellini died from complications of a heart attack he suffered a day after celebrating his fiftieth wedding anniversary. His memorial service at Cinecitt in Rome a few weeks later was attended by 70,000 people. Twenty-five years on, for our Saturday movie date I thought I'd pick something from that heyday of "Hollywood on the Tiber". I came to Fellini's 1957 smash Nights of Cabiria the wrong way round - because I was writing something about Sweet Charity, the musical Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon drew from it a decade later. In...
  • James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94

    10/24/2018 2:47:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 24, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who moved the cemeterys headstones but not the bodies as the developer Mr. Teague in the modern horror classic Poltergeist, has died. He was 94. The incredibly prolific Karen, who also was noteworthy in such films as The China Syndrome (1979) and The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and on the finale of NBCs Little House on the Prairie hes the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.
  • R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of Harold & Kumar and Dude, Wheres My Car?

    10/20/2018 7:57:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Collider ^ | October 19, 2018 | Jeff Sneider
    Sad news, folks. Were seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Wheres My Car? has passed away following a long illness. Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Wheres My Car?, where he also worked with a young Jennifer Garner. The film...