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  • Movie Review -- Crazy Rich Asians

    08/18/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Fandango ^ | 8-18-18 | vanity
    This is my personal assessment of this movie. Run, don't walk, to see this hilarious romantic comedy in your nearest theatre. I haven't laughed so hard in a movie theatre in years. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I need to see it again, since many of the jokes are culturally based, but there was enough there to keep just about anybody entertained. It received a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many of the reviewers seemed to have Asian names, so it doesn't look like they were offended at the humor. The audience where I viewed it...
  • Filmmaker Tony Kaye Casts Robot As Lead Actor In Next Feature

    08/15/2018 2:06:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka
    As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born. Unlike Robin Williams’ 1999 film Bicentennial Man or the Steven Spielberg-directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. The idea, which originated from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze, is to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favor of...
  • Christians in Hollywood: The Special Cross of the Artist

    08/12/2018 2:56:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Angelus ^ | 2014 | Heather King
    “I realized coming here,”....“that it’s not that Hollywood was persecuting the Church as much as it was the Church was committing suicide in Hollywood. Big difference. I discovered Hollywood isn’t anti-Christian as much as it is anti-bad art. The problem is that we’re giving Hollywood schlock.” Barbara Nicolosi has worked in Hollywood since 1996 as a writer, producer, and production company executive. "We have a misconception now that we need to make propaganda for God as a response to the secular world. It’s triumphalistic, rah-rah, our side is the winning team. It doesn’t bring anyone over at all. The response...
  • AFI's 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time

    08/12/2018 8:14:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 93 replies
    American Film Institute ^ | 2006 | no attribution
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers is a list of the 100 most inspiring films of all time. These 100 movies inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians selected the classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring James Stewart, as the most inspiring movie of all time.
  • Is it time to boycott Hollywood movies? Do this if Trump's STAR is removed

    08/08/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by topher · 51 replies
    8-Aug-2018 | vanity
    Hollywood is considering removing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood walk of fame. I would like to see a boycott of Hollywood movies. There is so much TRASH in Hollywood movies anyway. Other cable/satellite channels could also be boycotted - HBO, etc.
  • Transgender Actors Roundtable: Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono and More on Hollywood Discrimination

    08/07/2018 8:30:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | August 6, 2018 | Ramin Seetoodeh
    As a transgender woman, Trace Lysette had watched from the sidelines as actors like Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Matt Bomer (“Anything”) played members of her community on the big and small screen. When news hit last month that Scarlett Johansson would portray a transgender man in the biopic “Rub and Tug,” she could no longer stay quiet. Since the “Transparent” actress wasn’t getting opportunities to audition for cisgender (non-transgender) roles, she argued on Twitter that the industry should at least allow transgender actors to play what they know.
  • Dinesh D’Souza on His Provocative New Film, Death of a Nation

    08/03/2018 4:36:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Now, we are happy to welcome back to the program Dinesh D’Souza. His new movie is opening in a thousand theaters tonight. It is Death of a Nation. You’ve had a lot of success with your previous movies. Have you ever opened on a thousand screens? D’SOUZA: Uh, Rush, no. In the past, we’ve tended to open on limited screens and then spread out to more screens, so we do these pre-screenings to get us set up. But this time we decided to go for it, a thousand theaters nationwide and DeathOfaNationMovie.com is the way to find out where...
  • Jennifer Aniston says she's been 'treated worse' by other women in Hollywood than men

    08/01/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2018 | LUCHINA FISHER
    When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, Jennifer Aniston said she has been treated worse by women than men in Hollywood. Aniston was asked about the #MeToo movement and more in a new wide-ranging interview for the September issue of InStyle. "I’ve definitely had some sloppy moves made on me by other actors, and I handled it by walking away," she told interviewer Molly McNearney, who is married to Jimmy Kimmel and has known Aniston for half a dozen years. "I’ve never had anyone in a position of power make me feel uncomfortable and leverage that over me....
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Sneak Previews Premiered

    07/23/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 4 replies
    vulture.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Every year, Comic-Con provides a days-long extravaganza of anticipation for all the film and television you’ll be champing at the bit to see for the next several months. Below are all the major trailers that debuted at this year’s SDCC, including a very spooky Glass, a very silly Shazam!, and just about everything in-between. Grab some popcorn and enjoy, keeping in mind all of those scattered premiere dates...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig [upcoming movie about H'wood secret gay past]

    07/17/2018 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | By Brooks Barnes
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It’s hard to know where to begin,” said Matt Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair special correspondent turned documentary filmmaker, as he dryly started to describe his new movie, which looks at closeted luminaries during Hollywood’s Golden Age. “There’s a story about Cole Porter and multiple carloads of guys, but it’s probably not printable.” Oh, dear. Best, then, to start in 2012. In an X-rated, best-selling memoir published that year, a former Marine named Scotty Bowers recounted how, between 1946 and the mid-1980s, he ran a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual people in the film...
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend

    07/15/2018 4:27:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tamar Auber
    Director Rob Reiner‘s new movie Shock and Awe is a movie about journalists. According to the movie’s description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is “based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ‘got it right’ in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.” Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th. According to Box Office Mojo, for...
  • Thailand cave movie: Hollywood producers already on the scene

    07/10/2018 2:51:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 10, 2018 | Megan Palin
    “THIS will make a great movie some day.” It’s a sentiment that’s echoed around the globe as millions of people watch on and champion the ongoing rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave, in the country’s north. But for some Hollywood producers, there’s no time to waste, and “some day” may as well be now. A US film crew has already arrived at the foothills of the Tham Luang mountain cave system in Chiang Rai province as one of the world’s most daring rescue operations enters its third day. Divers are expected to...
  • Class, Acceptance and the KKK: These Movies Have Something to Say

    07/08/2018 12:57:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Urban Hollywood ^ | July 6, 2018 | Matthew Carey
    Hollywood tends to pack summer with escapist flicks — popcorn movies that have little to do with the real world, unless you consider rampaging dinosaurs a pressing societal problem. But these five socially-conscious films are sneaking into cinemas, and each has something compelling to say. Sorry To Bother You This surrealistic comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) and Tessa Thompson (Creed) is earning rave reviews for wicked social satire that touches on race, class and capitalism. Stanfield plays Cassius Green, a telemarketer in Oakland whose career takes off once he adopts a “white” telephone voice with customers. Reviewer Kam Williams...
  • Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

    07/03/2018 6:29:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018 | David Bauder
    Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama By: By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer May 21, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In announcing a deal that had been rumored since March, Netflix offered no specifics on what shows they would make. Netflix said the Obamas would make "a diverse mix of content," potentially including scripted and unscripted...
  • "Death of a Nation" by Dinesh D'Souza - Trailer Released

    06/29/2018 9:35:54 AM PDT · by nwrep · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 29, 2018 | NA
    Trailer for "Death of a Nation" by Dinesh D'Souza.
  • Movies That Are 30 Years Old This Year

    06/26/2018 4:02:40 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 June 2018 | Twitter
    Die Hard Cocktail Working Girl Big Beetlejuice Coming to America Rain Man They Live Rambo III The Accused The Naked Gun Who Framed Roger Rabbit Twins Bloodsport Colors Young Guns Willow Scrooged
  • Boycott Alert 'Boundaries' Starring Peter Fonda Opens in Theaters June 22

    06/20/2018 2:48:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 83 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 6/20/2018 | @AnOpenSecret
    BOYCOTT ALERT ‘Boundaries’ Starring Peter Fonda Opens in Theaters June 22 Fonda advocated for 12 year old Barron Trump to be put in a cage with pedophiles Fonda said Hollywood Director Roman Polanski “wasn’t a criminal” in 2009. https://twitter.com/AnOpenSecret/status/1009450266603728897
  • Munich ... Mark at the Movies

    06/17/2018 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 16 June 2018 | MakSteyn
    I had a lovely time on Friday night in Toronto with Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who were kind enough to present me with the first George Jonas Freedom Award. And so I thought it might be appropriate to have a (sort of) George Jonas film. Unfortunately it somewhat departed from George's source material - and due, I understand, to a bit of carelessness on his agent's part George never made much money from it. Nevertheless: A third of a century ago George Jonas wrote a book called Vengeance, about the targeted assassinations of various dodgy Arab figures that...