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  • How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

    12/16/2018 1:03:21 PM PST · by AFreeBird · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 16, 2018 |
    As the director of elaborate fantasy epics like the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, Peter Jackson has become known for meticulous attention to detail. Now he has put the same amount of care into making a documentary. With “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson has applied new technology to century-old World War I footage to create a vivid, you-are-there feeling that puts real faces front and center and allows us to hear their stories in their own words. The documentary, which will screen nationwide Dec. 17 and Dec. 27, concentrates on the experiences of British soldiers as revealed...
  • Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)

    12/15/2018 6:11:22 PM PST · by rebuildus · 73 replies ^ | 12/15/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is Out (A Tale of Two Movie Reviews)I’ve always loved movies. The first movies I remember were when my older sister—for some reason—would take me along when she went to the Drive In. She was probably baby sitting and wanted to get out of the house! Drive Ins were big in Southern California in the late 60s, early 70s. The first movie I remember was Paint Your Wagon, but I remember nothing about it, except I didn’t like it or understand it. The second was Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. It was raw and masculine....
  • Mixed reviews reveal critics can't quite agree on 'Aquaman

    12/11/2018 4:40:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 11, 2018
    Like its hero, it's the kind of film that surveys the strangeness in front of it, flashes a smile, and dives right in. And if it stays in the water a bit too long—well, I'd still come back for a sequel." Critics like Mashable's Angie Han concede that Aquaman isn't without its barnacles, but contend the flick is at least worth the price of admission. Others are denouncing the DC Comics' tentpole as an irrefutable, outright flop. The Jason Momoa and Amber Heard-starring adventure tackles the origin story of the Justice League's trident-wielding hero, taking viewers into the seven kingdoms...
  • 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie (barf alert)

    When A Christmas Story opened in theaters on Nov. 18, 1983, it was not one of the year’s biggest films. Thirty-five years later, that little movie looms large over the holiday season. You can buy “major award” leg lamps at any price point, tour Ralphie’s actual house that was used in the filming of the movie, watch the Broadway musical adaptation and, of course, spend 24 hours in front of the TV watching the annual Christmas Story marathon on basic cable. The film has become a Christmas tradition beloved by many — but not all. In this video, I make...
  • Aquaman: Early reviews see critics brand the film the 'most ambitious DC movie to date' as [tr]

    11/27/2018 9:37:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2018 | Rianne Addo
    Aquaman will be released to the public in the coming weeks, but the film has already garnered positive reviews from impressed critics. The superhero film follows the story of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), who, as a half-human half-Atlantean, reluctantly assumes the underwater kingdom throne of Atlantis. Following the movie's world premiere at Leicester Square's Cineworld in London on Monday, critics took to Twitter to describe the film as the 'most ambitious DC movie to date', and praised the leading actor's 'great' performance.
  • ‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 2018

    11/26/2018 11:40:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    the wrap ^ | November25, 2018
    Lionsgate’s take on Sherwood Forest suffers worst opening of any film this year with a budget above $90 million Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood” is turning out to be this year’s biggest blockbuster bomb, with a $14 million five-day opening against a budget of just under $100 million. This year’s Thanksgiving weekend has provided the most lucrative box office ever. But even with all the record-breaking success, there have been some failures in 2018. Most of those bombs, like Paramount’s “Annihilation” and Fox’s “The Darkest Minds,” have had low-to-mid-level budgets that have reduced how much of a financial hit their studios have...
  • Box Office: Flag-Free ‘First Man’ Flopped All over the World

    11/04/2018 1:36:33 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/18 | John Nolte
    First Man has officially flopped, and not just here at home, but all over the world. After three full weeks in distribution, the critical darling will barely creep over $40 million domestic and, according to Deadline, has already fallen out of the top ten. As of Thursday, and after 20 full days in release, First Man had grossed only $39 million domestic. Outside North America, the story about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is doing even worse, with just $37 million. With a $60 million production budget and somewhere between $30 and $50 million spent...

    11/02/2018 10:51:30 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies
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  • Google Doodle honors Day of the Dead with its own altar

    11/02/2018 3:28:05 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Cnet ^ | 1 Nov 18 | Steven Musil
    El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is an ancient holiday that celebrates death and loved ones who've passed on. Google on Thursday is joining the holiday, observed each year on Nov. 2, with its own Doodle altar to the dead. The celebration traditionally features gatherings in which families pray and remember relatives and friends who have died and help them with their spiritual journey. Rather than mournful events, the holiday celebrates death as a part of the cycle of life, thereby dispelling fear of dying. The holiday also often serves as a source of...
  • Watching ‘Gosnell’ Shattered My Agnosticism On Abortion

    11/01/2018 5:30:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Federalist ^ | October 31, 2018 | Adam Mill
    If you haven’t seen the movie “Gosnell,” it is required viewing for Americans like me who avoided the abortion issue because I lacked the moral courage to really think about it and form my own opinion. The movie works very hard to avoid smothering an important philosophical question with scenes of gore. In fact, it depicts real and nuanced questions that go well beyond our abortion debate that seems stuck in impasse. “Gosnell” is not about an abortion doctor committing “murder” by aborting fetuses––the movie is about a doctor killing delivered babies who breathe, move, and sometimes even cry before...
  • God Save Queen: The new film Bohemian Rhapsody captures the spirit of the legendary ’70s band

    10/31/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2018 | Kyle Smith
    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Also: Will you do the fandango? Can anybody find me someone to love? And: Who wants to live forever? Running through these pertinent questions with Professor Freddie Mercury at Queen College makes for a largely joyous two hours at Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that lacks much in the way of imaginative filmmaking but has a subject I find irresistible. A movie that consisted of nothing but making-of stories about the dozen or so best Queen songs, and playing them over a theater sound system, would best nearly everything actually offered at...
  • Do You Agree? ‘Exorcist’ Ranked Greatest Horror Movie Of All-Time

    10/31/2018 12:07:39 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 176 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 10/31/18 | Ben Renner
    Happy Halloween! With Michael Myers returning to the big screen just in time for his favorite holiday this year, it’s as good a time as ever to poll Americans on their most beloved horror movies of all-time. A new survey finds that despite the many heart-pounding fright flicks that have spooked moviegoers in recent years, you’ll have to turn back the clock for the scariest films ever. The survey of 2,000 American adults, commissioned by video streaming service Vudu, had few surprises. Americans agreed that the most horrifying film ever created was The Exorcist, followed by the first iterations of...
  • Review of Trump @War Movie!

    10/23/2018 8:51:57 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/23/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of reviews Stephen K. Bannon's documentary movie on President Donald Trump--the campaign, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • “Gosnell” Movie Profiling Serial-Killer Abortionist Breaks Top 10 Nationally Despite Media Blackout

    10/15/2018 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Despite a media blackout and virtually no coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie “Gosnell” made the list of top 10 movies across the United States over the weekend. Coming in at the #10 spot, Gosnell came in ahead of other movies with much wider releases — as the film is appearing in just 673 theaters nationwide. CDespite the more limited release, Gosnell outperformed A Simple Favor, The Nun, and the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians. Every other movie except for one that appeared higher in the weekend top 10 list was shown to Americans in thousands of theaters....
  • First Man: must see movie, plenty of US flags too...

    10/13/2018 3:38:01 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 52 replies
    beebuster2000 news service ^ | october 13, 2017 | Beebuster2000
    Great movie, deeply patriotic. I don't get all the BS on the flag. it is all over the movie, and on the Moon. Multiple times goosebumps. The Saturn vehicle launch is worth the price of admission alone. Ryan G is awesome. The only false note is Claire foy's part as the wife. I wish she had been more supportive and less of a worrier. But, that aside, a must see Freeper Movie Great window into USA greatness when we have a clear objective.
  • ‘The Conners’ Is so Good It’ll Make You Forget About Roseanne

    10/13/2018 3:33:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Decider ^ | Oct 12, 2018 at 4:32pm | Brett White @brettwhite
    The new Roseanne Conner was unrecognizable, a once proudly feminist freethinker that was conned into voting against her family’s best interests (not that the show wanted to get into that), and a survivor of parental abuse that went from vowing to never strike her kids to championing spanking a teenager. It felt like the Roseanne revival was written by people working from glancing at Wiki summaries of old episodes; the characters were all there, but their personalities had been edited by randos. Now, in the kind of scientific sitcom experiment that we practically never see conducted, we get to witness...
  • My thoughts on the Gosnell Movie

    10/13/2018 11:08:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/13/18 | Gerard Perry
    Some initial impressions after watching the premiere of Gosnell: America's Greatest Serial Killer.
  • Kermit Gosnell film shines light on darkness and evil of abortion

    10/13/2018 11:21:48 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Rebecca Hagelin
    For those who have been active in trying to rescue babies and their mothers from the horrific evil of abortion, the piercing screams and the sound of the gnashing of teeth are familiar. We hear them often when we fight for the lives of the innocent. The darkness of evil infiltrated the nation’s capital during the Senate confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. You could feel it as the shrills of protesters interrupted the hearings and the confirmation vote. Senators were confronted by satanic threats so real that many still require police escorts. Justice Kavanaugh and...
  • BreakPoint: “Gosnell: The Movie”

    10/11/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Breakpoing ^ | October 10, 2018 | John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris
    The Murder Case that Put Abortion on Trial A new film is telling the details of a horror so unspeakable, it shocked federal investigators. It’s a story that needs to be told. Sometimes, a movie is not about entertainment. Sometimes, it’s about something much more important. A film can expose grave evils, and even inspire us to fight those evils. I think “Gosnell: Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” is just such a film. Directed by Nick Searcy, the movie dramatizes the horrific, real-life account of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the west Philadelphia abortionist whose clinic was described in a 2011...
  • 'Gosnell,' movie about Philadelphia abortion doctor, opens Oct. 12; here's how to see it

    10/10/2018 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Penn Live ^ | October 8, 2018 | Stephanie Sadowski
    There is a movie being made about Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermitt Gosnell, whose court case alone showed to be the stuff of horror films. "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," stars Dean Cain as the detective and opens wide Oct. 12 through GVN Releasing. It is directed by Nick Searcy of "Justified" and stars Earl Billings as Gosnell. The movie is showing at Penn Cinemas in Lancaster, R/C Hanover Movies 16 and AMC Classic in Selinsgrove. You can see the trailer below. Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted in 2013 of killing three babies who were born...