Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $54,917
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!!

TV/Movies (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Amber Tamblyn considered giving her baby to Canada after 2016 presidential election (tr)

    11/20/2018 10:32:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    Amber Tamblyn shared her grim-sounding story from the 2016 presidential election as well as the impact the aftermath had on her as an expectant mother. The star revealed that she had brief thoughts of having to give her child away to Canada or Sweden in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. [Snip] “A dark realization swallowed me: I was going to bring a baby into this world. And not just any baby: a girl,” she said, revealing that’s when she had the thought about having to give her daughter away to Canadians or Swedes to save her from whatever perceived...
  • The sad, shocking story behind the Jonestown massacre, 40 years later

    11/20/2018 4:14:03 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 74 replies
    Yahoo TV/Entertainment ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ethan Alter Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment Jeff Guinn, who wrote the 2017 book The Road to Jonestown. ...Guinn expressed some regret that the Jonestown massacre has become such a ubiquitous reference point, inspiring such oft-heard phrases as, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” “First of all, it wasn’t Kool-Aid,” he notes. “And second, let’s face what the connotation is; it’s used to mean, ‘Don’t be a mindless zombie who just automatically follows orders from an obviously demented leader.’... ...We spoke with Guinn about the details that are often left out when Jonestown is discussed, and what parallels he sees between Jim Jones and a leader like Donald...
  • Mars on National Geographic

    11/19/2018 9:42:16 PM PST · by daler · 25 replies
    I had such high hopes for this series, because I am intensely interested in space exploration and the possible man landing on Mars. Add to that, it's directed by Ron Howard, so I had every expectation of a quality production. Instead of an intriguing documentary on what could occur with a man landing on Mars, we get a sermon on corporate exploitation of the earth and, eventually, another freaking planet! Including fawning interviews with Greenpeace activists. Such a disappointment.
  • Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine for Lack of Inclusive Crew During Video Interview

    11/19/2018 7:16:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Indie Wire ^ | November 19. 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Ellen Pompeo took a stand in an on camera interview for Net-A-Porter, calling out the publication during an actress roundtable interview. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star appeared in the video interview opposite Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts. When the conversation turned to representation in front of and behind the camera, Pompeo took a moment to address the elephant in the room and advocate for more inclusive sets of all shapes and sizes. “This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But I don’t see enough color,” Pompeo said about the Net-A-Porter set. “I...
  • CNN: All Pro-Trump White Women Are 'Racist,' Benefit from 'White Supremacy'

    11/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 17, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon hosted a panel discussion of why most white women voted for Donald Trump that was stacked three to one against conservatives. Liberal contributor Kirsten Powers argued that such women must be "racist" because they voted for Trump, while UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers argued that women have long benefited from "white supremacy" even while being "oppressed" by white men. Alice Stewart was the exception to the liberal rule. At 11:27 p.m. Eastern, after Lemon began by asking Powers her view, she recalled: "People will say that they support him for reasons other than his...
  • MST3K Season 12 Review - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet is Pretty Nice

    11/19/2018 9:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gavin Jasper
    MST3K season 12 scales back in various ways, but delivers a strong set of six episodes on Netflix. When Mystery Science Theater 3000 returned for its eleventh season, they had big shoes to fill. While the series has evolved over the decades, prior change only happened in pieces. When Mike Nelson replaced Joel Hodgson as MST3K host, everything else remained the same. With the jump from Comedy Central to the Sci-Fi Channel, it still just boiled down to losing Trace Beaulieu and having to cover for it. The eleventh season, on the other hand, was a total changeover. New host,...
  • MST3K Clips from K01 K02 K03

    11/19/2018 9:26:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Rarities Archive ^ | Published on Jun 12, 2016 | Mystery Science Theater 3000 Rarities Archive
    MST3K Clips from K01 K02 K03 Sadly, if you were expecting to watch the first 3 episodes of mst3k, you can't right now. Understandably, not everyone recorded the first ever mst3k episodes because no one expected it to become this big, but thankfully, we have saved a few clips proving that copies are out there.
  • Redskins QB Alex Smith breaks two bones in leg against Texans

    11/19/2018 6:30:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/19/2018 8:12 AM CT | John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
    LANDOVER, Md. -- As Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith lay on the ground Sunday, his teammates knew one thing: His season was over. They saw his ankle bent at an awkward angle. They witnessed the pain on his face. So they took a knee and prayed. They waited for him to be loaded onto a cart and then walked over -- every one of them -- to wish him well. Even most of the Houston Texans' bench walked over to the cart. Smith, 34, broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack and underwent...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 9 Episode 7

    11/18/2018 5:51:26 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 34 replies
    N/A | November 18, 2018 | N/A
  • Looking for advice on an upgrade (user poll)

    11/18/2018 12:43:35 PM PST · by paladinkc · 41 replies
    I'm sick of the current tv we have, it was a cheap off brand, and I'm looking for a good quality replacement, but there are so many different suppliers out there it is hard to find one at a decent cost. I'm looking for 40" preferably NOT a smart tv but it wont be hooked up to internet anyway, but I would like to find one that is under $300 and I could use some advice as to what to choose.
  • Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)

    11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2018 | DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
    The word ‘mouse’ and ‘juggernaut’ are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse. And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character’s 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols – the three black overlapping circles of his head – around the world. The...
  • The Most Brilliant TV Detectives

    11/18/2018 7:23:00 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 92 replies
    Ranker ^ | no date given | no author given
    Just for fun, here's a list of the top 100 TV detectives as determined by the Ranker community.
  • How to Watch the MST3K Turkey Day 2018 Marathon Details

    11/17/2018 8:24:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | November 8, 2018 | Gavin Jasper
    With the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 season hitting Netflix on Thanksgiving, the MST3K Turkey Day marathon comes early this year. Thanksgiving Day is always a big deal for Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s when the show debuted way back in 1988, it’s when the upcoming MST3K season 12 will debut on Netflix, and it’s when they regularly do their annual Thanksgiving marathon. The fact that it’s going to be the 30 year anniversary of the show helps make it seem like an even bigger deal this year. There’s been an elephant in the room, though. There’s a little too...
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • Joy Behar Calls on Trump to Resign: 'He Cannot Handle Any of the Stress'

    11/17/2018 2:26:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Thursday’s edition of The View, the panel weighed in on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass.” The panel rushed to Acosta’s defense, in addition to spouting the usual talking points about how Sarah Sanders is a liar. The liberal co-hosts on The View ultimately concluded that President Trump “does not like to be asked tough questions he doesn’t want to answer.” After explaining to President Trump that “that’s their job” to ask tough questions, co-host Whoopi Goldberg advised President Trump: “if you can’t handle it, get out of the kitchen,...
  • Comic Book Industry Reacts To Bill Maher Dissing Stan Lee And Comic Books

    11/17/2018 10:36:59 AM PST · by Simon Green · 59 replies ^ | 11/17/18 | Adam Barnhardt
    Television personality Bill Maher penned an op-ed on his blog railing against the comic book industry in the wake of the passing of former Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee. Maher dropped lines like "I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important," along with mocking fans who were mourning the loss of the beloved comic creator. "But then twenty years or so ago, something happened – adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff," Maher ranted. "And so they pretended comic books...
  • Whatever Happened to Non-Super Heroes?

    11/17/2018 6:01:43 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday I was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show. (You can find a few moments from my guest-hosting stint here.) We were preoccupied, as apparently we will be well past Thanksgiving, by the third Broward County hand count of the fifth Palm Beach machine count, or whatever rubbish we're up to now. But I also mentioned, towards the end of the show, my ambivalent feelings about Stan Lee, the phenomenally successful Marvel Comics impresario who died a few days ago at the age of 95. Meeting him was one of the great moments...
  • Channing Dungey, ABC executive who canceled Roseanne, is stepping down

    11/16/2018 3:45:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lynette Rice
    Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Dungey will be replaced by Karey Burke, the current head of programming at Freeform, ABC’s sister cable network. “I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in a statement. “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 11

    11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM PST · by Impy · 63 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11 THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Green Bay at Seattle 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox CenturyLink Field SUNDAY, NOV 18, 2018 Houston at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Dallas at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Carolina at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Denver at L.A. Chargers 4:05 pm CBS StubHub Center Oakland at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS...
  • Has Hollywood’s Reboot Obsession Gone Too Far? (tr)

    11/15/2018 12:39:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 15, 2018 | Alan Sepinwall
    What is dead may never die. This is a religious oath recited often by the people of the Iron Islands on Game of Thrones. It is also increasingly the guiding ethos of Hollywood development, where any familiar title, no matter how sacrosanct it might have once seemed, is ripe for a sequel, a prequel, a reboot or all of the above. This includes Game of Thrones itself, which is due to end next year but has a prequel in active development, and several other potential spinoffs waiting in the wings if that one works out OK. Showbiz has been gripped...