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  • ‘Fallout’ Series From ‘Westworld’ Creators in the Works at Amazon

    07/02/2020 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2020 | Will Thorne
    Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have set their sights on creating another expansive sci-fi series. The “Westworld” duo are developing a show at Amazon based on the “Fallout” video game franchise. Their Kilter Films banner is producing the project which has a series commitment penalty attached, meaning it would go directly to series if Amazon execs are on board with the scripts. The “Fallout” series, which began in 1997 with the original game, is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. With their...
  • ADL CEO under fire for partnering with Sharpton in advocating Facebook boycott

    07/02/2020 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish News Syindicate ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jackson Richman
    Anti-Defamation League national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has come under fire from Jewish groups for appearing on the MSNBC show “Politics Nation With Al Sharpton” on Sunday to promote the ADL’s call for corporations to boycott Facebook in July over its unwillingness to ban hate speech on the social-media giant’s platform. While the message seems on target with ADL’s work, the idea of partnering with someone like Sharpton, who has a history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry, is hypocritical, if not counterproductive, they say. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean and director of global social action,...
  • Fans of apocalyptic movies like Contagion and 28 Days Later are more resilient and better prepared to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, study claims

    07/02/2020 4:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    Movies that portray the end of the world or post-apocalyptic scenarios – known as 'prepper' films – have helped viewers deal with the coronavirus pandemic, a study claims. Psychologists have found that people who have been watching movies depicting social chaos and the collapse of global order are better prepared for the virus. Fans of 'prepper' genres, including alien-invasion, apocalyptic, and zombie films, exhibited higher levels of resilience and preparedness in experiments.
  • Coronavirus Spike Puts Hollywood’s Back-to-Work Plans in Serious Jeopardy

    07/01/2020 10:45:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | July 1, 2020 | Adam B. Vary
    On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert in infection diseases in the U.S., testified before Congress amid growing alarm surrounding the 80% spike in confirmed COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks. About halfway through the session, Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Fauci for a direct assessment of where the country could be headed if the surge in cases is not abated. He did not mince words. “We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day,” Fauci said. “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so...
  • Cuomo to McCloskey: Let’s face it, you’re the image of white supremacy now

    07/01/2020 6:05:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Chris Cuomo should go back to interviewing his brother after all. On last night’s show, the CNN host interviewed Mark McCloskey, the man who drew his firearms when a Black Lives Matter protest allegedly knocked down his gate and threatened him and his family. McCloskey appeared with his attorney to discuss the incident, but Cuomo had other topics in mind — such as how self-defense in a mob action looks a little too politically uncorrect these days. Cuomo then sorta-kinda accuses McCloskey of feeding into Donald Trump’s alleged white supremacism with video he didn’t take in the first place,...
  • Tucker Carlson Has Highest-Rated Program In Cable News History

    07/01/2020 6:00:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 30, 2020 | Mark Joyella
    Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson closed out television’s second quarter with one for the record books: his Tucker Carlson Tonight finished the quarter as the highest-rated program in all of cable news for the first time since the show’s launch, delivering an average total audience of 4.331 million viewers. In the process, Carlson broke a record held by his colleague, Sean Hannity, for the highest-rated quarter of any cable news program—ever.
  • Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra DITCH badges for Black Lives Matter as football captains consider making public statement over links to organization and Premier League distances themselves following group's extreme statements

    07/01/2020 2:18:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:24 EDT, 1 July 2020 | Harry Howard, Dan Sales, Oli Gamp, Matt Hughes
    Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra ditched their Black Lives Matter badges last night as football captains considered making a statement on the movement, which the Premier League has distanced itself from. Redknapp and Evra along with host Kelly Cates and commentator Gary Neville were not wearing the badges during Sky’s coverage of Brighton v. Manchester United, during which players knelt before kickoff and had “Black Lives Matter” on their sleeves. Since the league resumed, guests appearing on Sky Sports have worn the badges with the campaign phrase after all 20 clubs agreed to emblazon “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Cruising - scene from "Dazed and Confused" (1993)

    06/30/2020 6:30:04 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/16/2011 | Movieclips
    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American teen coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast, including Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Parker Posey, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Nicky Katt, and Rory Cochrane. The plot follows different groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in 1976. Cruising - scene from "Dazed and Confused" (1993)
  • ‘The High Chaparral’ actress Linda Cristal dead at 89

    06/30/2020 6:12:53 AM PDT · by IndyTiger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/20 | Julius Young
    Linda Cristal, the fiery and humble Argentine-born actress who became a star and pioneer for minority and women performers after fleeing to the U.S. as a child, has died. She was 89. Cristal’s son, Jordan Wexler, confirmed the screen and stage actress’ death to Fox News on Monday, saying that Cristal went peacefully in her sleep at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday.
  • Patriots fined $1.1M, docked 2021 NFL Draft pick in latest cheating scandal

    06/29/2020 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/29/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    Members of the Patriots' TV team were seen recording from the Cincinnati Bengals' press box The NFL hit the New England Patriots with new penalties Sunday after members of their TV team were spotted recording from the Cincinnati Bengals’ press box during a game against the Cleveland Browns last season. The Patriots were fined $1.1 million and will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as penalties. The league also barred the TV crew from shooting any games during the upcoming season.
  • Florence Pugh Apologizes for Past Cultural Appropriation: 'Stupid Doesn't Even Cut It'

    06/28/2020 2:57:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    People ^ | June 27, 2020 | Maria Pasquini
    Florence Pugh is owning up to times in her past when she was guilty of cultural appropriation. Acknowledging the “tidal wave of information” she had been “unaware of” until recently, as people around the world have protested against systemic racism, the 24-year-old actress said she had spent the past month trying to learn as much as possible, and pass that information along.
  • Golden Girls Episode Featuring Blackface (Actually The Characters Were Wearing Mud Masks) Pulled From Hulu

    06/27/2020 7:42:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 27, 2020 | Nick Caruso
    The Golden Girls is the latest sitcom to have an episode pulled from a streaming service due to a scene depicting blackface. Hulu has pulled “Mixed Feelings” (Season 3, Episode 23), which sees Dorothy’s son Michael planning to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine. Bea Arthur’s character worries about the nuptials due to the age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man, and attempts are made on both sides to call the whole thing off. Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying a new mud facial treatment,...
  • Scene from "The Seventh Cross" (1944 - Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn)

    06/27/2020 4:04:11 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/2011 | Warnerarchive
    In 1936, seven prisoners escape from a concentration camp. Nazis put up seven crosses for a demonstrative execution upon each of their captures. The story focuses on the last remaining escapee, who relies on own courage and the compassion of strangers to avoid the seventh cross.Scene from "The Seventh Cross" (1944 - Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn)
  • A Very Modern Hero - Why 'Lawrence of Arabia' holds up so well.

    06/27/2020 12:09:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/27/2020 | Kyle Smith
    H e did all right for himself, the fellow who got 15th billing in Lawrence of Arabia. After the names Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, I. S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Zia Mohyeddin, Michael Ray, John Dimech, Donald Wolfit and Omar Sharif, we are presented with this title: “Introducing Peter O’Toole as T. E. Lawrence.” Introducing? That’s the first clue that the film will prefer legend to fact. O’Toole wasn’t a neophyte, having had a major part in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England in 1960. But what a beautiful...
  • Hollywood's Male #MeToo Stigma and the Fear of Coming Forward: "It's Looked Upon as a Weakness"

    06/27/2020 6:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 26, 2020 | Rebecca Keegan
    Last fall, Johnathon Schaech was running out of options. After making a living as an actor for 30 years — 1996's That Thing You Do! was his breakout — he was in danger of losing his SAG health insurance from lack of work, and he and his wife were trying to have a baby. Schaech, 50, had become something of an unwitting spokesman for male #MeToo victims in 2018 after he said Italian director Franco Zeffirelli had sexually assaulted him on the set of the movie Sparrow in 1993. (Before Zeffirelli died in June 2019, his son, Pippo, denied the...
  • ‘Family Guy’ Star Mike Henry Will No Longer Play Cleveland Brown

    06/26/2020 3:24:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Variety ^ | June 26, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    Mike Henry is exiting his role as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy.” Henry made the announcement Friday on Twitter. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years,” he wrote. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.” Henry has been with “Family Guy” its first season in 1999. In addition to Cleveland, he also voices Consuela, a Latina maid, on the long-running animated series in addition to numerous other minor characters. Henry also voiced Cleveland and his Black stepson, Rallo Tubbs,...
  • "I am a Republican"

    06/26/2020 2:09:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/25/20 | Robby Starbuck
    Robby Starbuck, Hollywood Director/Producer "I am a Republican" 2 minute short Here is the full documentary.  
  • "The Apartment" (1960) - the ending scene (Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Jack Lemmon)

    06/25/2020 5:03:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/31/2015 | Paul Thompson
    The Apartment is a 1960 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder from a screenplay he co-wrote with I. A. L. Diamond.The story follows C.C. “Bud” Baxter (Lemmon), an insurance clerk who, in the hope of climbing the corporate ladder, lets more senior coworkers use his Upper West Side apartment to conduct extramarital affairs. Bud is attracted to the elevator operator, Fran Kubelik (MacLaine), who in turn is having an affair with Bud's immediate boss, Sheldrake (MacMurray).At the 33rd Academy Awards, The Apartment was nominated for ten awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director,...
  • Amazon to name Seattle sports venue 'Climate Pledge Arena'

    06/25/2020 12:57:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 06/25/20 03:09 PM EDT | By John Bowden
    Amazon has purchased the naming rights to Seattle's KeyArena, which will now be known as Climate Pledge Arena. The arena, which is currently under redevelopment, is set to be the home of an unnamed Seattle-based NHL team which is planning to join the league for the 2021-2022 season. Amazon's announcement on Instagram highlighted the company's commitment to sustainability: it plans for the arena to produce zero waste and heavily reduce its current use of plastics, and will also be powered by renewable energy as it seeks to eliminate its carbon footprint. "It will be the first net zero carbon certified...
  • June Lockhart turns 95 today

    06/25/2020 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 82 replies