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  • 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: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s 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....
  • A 1980 movie predicted the ongoing battle for control between Trump and Old Establishment Types

    12/02/2018 5:51:28 AM PST · by junkbond · 59 replies
    Self | 11/02/2018 | Junk Bond
    The Movie was called “Caddyshack.” If you are not familiar with this important and predictive movie you may be able to view a few poignant clips on Youtube, and/or, it will probably be on one your cable channels this Saturday afternoon, and every Saturday afternoon after that until the end of time; which is a good thing. The two main Protagonists are Al Czervik (played by Rodney Dangerfield) and Judge Smails (played by Ted Baxter.) Al Czervik is a Wealthy-Property-Developer who upsets the status quo with his occasionally boorish, yet mostly harmless behavior, when he somehow manages to get himself...
  • Last Tango in Paris

    12/01/2018 4:36:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 1, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Bernardo Bertolucci made many films, but only once in a long career was his art perfectly in tune with the cultural moment. The early Seventies was the heyday of cinema porn. Not porn films, which is (or was) a specialized genre. But films about sex and with extensive nudity that played your local fleapit as if they were no different from Herbie Gets Rear-Ended or whatever Disney was making back then. The breakout title was the Swedish hit I Am Curious (Yellow), in the wake of which came more films for the curious - Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss...
  • ‘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...
  • 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 Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth and the horror masterpiece Don’t 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,...
  • The Lion King' official teaser trailer is here

    11/23/2018 2:58:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2018 | Emily Shapiro
    Disney has dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of "The Lion King." The minute-and-a-half teaser features the Disney classic's familiar soundtrack with a new, live-action look. Donald Glover is the voice behind Simba, while superstar Beyonce voices Nala.
  • Tarzan: Happy 130th Birthday

    11/22/2018 1:40:23 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Tarzan (John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized. The film version of Tarzan as the noble savage (“Me Tarzan, You Jane”), as acted by Johnny Weissmuller,...
  • That Coen Brothers movie titled "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"

    11/18/2018 5:14:03 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 48 replies
    I was out on the Netflix last night and saw this new Coen Brothers movie that was available. I was always a fan of the Coen Brothers with "Fargo" being one of my favorite "dark comedy" movies of all time. I especially liked that car salesman fellow who was constantly screwing up and ended up getting his wife inadvertently murdered by having her kidnapped for ransom by a couple of bungling criminals who hated each other. Basically all their movies are worth watching with "The Big Lebowski" being another favorite. Especially when that John Goodman character throws his friend's ashes...
  • 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 Kubrick’s 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 Cinecittà 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...

    11/02/2018 10:51:30 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies
    The ROKU Channel offers this month have some terrific movies: The Illusionist Storm Troopers The Firm A Few Good Men The Patriot Check it out at the link provided above
  • Actress Sarah Scott accuses ‘Runaways’ star Kip Pardue of sexual misconduct

    11/01/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    "Sarah Scott accused Pardue of sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported. Scott, 35, told the newspaper the incident happened when she and Pardue, 43, were filming a sex scene"
  • Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading

    10/30/2018 12:09:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 10/29/2018 | Staff
    A scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators. Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together. But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged.
  • Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

    10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding...
  • Lifeforce, the movie, now on Prime (and it appears to be buffed up)

    10/28/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    For any of you fans who are Amazon Prime members, Lifeforce is now free...and it appears to have been gussied up a little bit. This was always an old sci-fi favorite of mine and "it's baaaack."Here's a link to the trailer at youtube...Lifeforce
  • Vanity: Saw “Hunter Killer” Last Night

    10/27/2018 1:25:45 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 54 replies
    1027/2018 | me
    I read the reviews of this movie on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. Most of them were discouraging. Decided to give it a try, as I have been hungry — for what, 30 years? — for another movie like “The Hunt for Red October”, which I probably watch almost once a year. Overall, I liked it. I got the same proud, patriotic feeling I get when watching “Red October”. My Chinese-American companion said she liked it also and stayed awake during the entire showing — which was amazing, given her track record at other movies. Granted, the acting was a bit...
  • Frenzied Freddie UNCENSORED: In the new Queen film, singer Mercury's reduced to a saccharine [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:21:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Christopher Stevens
    All hail Saint Freddie! The extravagant, operatic lead singer of Queen is portrayed as a sanitised superhero for the 21st century in the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. At its laughable climax, we see Freddie Mercury finally fall in love and come out as gay to his parents, earning their tearful blessing — on the day his band achieves rock immortality with an all-conquering set at Live Aid. Actor Rami Malek plays the exuberantly camp star, who died from Aids in 1991, as a misunderstood martyr to his own sexuality.
  • Netflix announces The Lord of the Rings trilogy WILL come to streaming service on November 1 [tr]

    10/25/2018 7:19:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Eve Buckland
    It was the fantasy trilogy that garnered critical acclaim, won 17 Oscars and launched the careers of stars including Orlando Bloom and Dominic Monaghan. And Netflix UK & Ireland have announced the iconic The Lord of the Rings trilogy will come to the streaming service on November 1. The original trilogy - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King- based on the J.R.R Tolkien books, was released between 2001-2003.
  • 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 cemetery’s 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 NBC’s Little House on the Prairie — he’s the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up — died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.
  • They’ve watered down feral Freddie Mercury - the reckless hedonist - into a cup of milky [tr]

    10/24/2018 7:07:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jan Moir
    Clearly it’s been no bed of roses. No pleasure cruise. However, after eight years of delays, several different directors, strops, rows and – uh oh! – artistic differences, Bohemian Rhapsody finally staggered out of the shadows and on to the silver screen last night. And was this biopic of rock band Queen worth the wait? Not quite. Not really. Not unless you prefer a watered-down, milky tea version of the great Freddie Mercury; here portrayed as a mild-mannered occasional bisexual who was happiest with his cats and his soft furnishings. It is no secret that in real life, Mercury was...