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Talking Movies Like in the 1970s

Friday, August 16th, 2019

What Kids Know About Blockbuster

Friday, August 16th, 2019

John Wick’s Chad Stahelski Adding Second Unit Duties For Cathy Yan’s Birds Of Prey

Friday, August 16th, 2019

John Wick‘s Chad Stahelski Adding Second Unit Duties For Cathy Yan’s Birds Of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

“American Factory is a low-key film made by low-key directors, but they have suddenly found themselves thrust into the spotlight thanks to their producers – Barack and Michelle Obama. American Factory is the first film released by Higher Ground, the former first couple’s production company, after signing a deal with Netflix to make TV series and movies touching on such issues as race, class, democracy and civil rights.”

Friday, August 16th, 2019

American Factory is a low-key film made by low-key directors, but they have suddenly found themselves thrust into the spotlight thanks to their producers – Barack and Michelle Obama. American Factory is the first film released by Higher Ground, the former first couple’s production company, after signing a deal with Netflix to make TV series and movies touching on race, class, democracy and civil rights.”

Rights In South Korea

Friday, August 16th, 2019

“The man behind Nezha, summer Chinese box office hit: they call him ‘Dumpling’ and he’s on a roll”

Friday, August 16th, 2019

“The man behind Nezha, summer Chinese box-office hit: they call him ‘Dumpling’ and he’s on a roll”

“Enjoying a comedy is both subjective and undeniable – ultimately, you either laugh or you don’t – but on this one I’m on the same page as my colleague Tim Robey, who described Good Boys in his review as like listening to ‘the same clumsy chord being hammered out 30 times by a baboon.’ Right on. Yet around me, people – critics! – were in stitches. Respected colleagues hooted as the kids on screen battled drugged-up frat boys, and helplessly slid out of their seats when a sex doll flew through a car windscreen. I’ve found that when this happens, my own gut reaction instantly calcifies. I found myself thinking that I’ve never been more certain about anything in my life than that Good Boys is not a funny film.”

Friday, August 16th, 2019

“Enjoying a comedy is both subjective and undeniable – ultimately, you either laugh or you don’t – but on this one I’m on the same page as my colleague Tim Robey, who described Good Boys in his review as like listening to ‘the same clumsy chord being hammered out 30 times by a baboon.’ Right on. Yet around me, people – critics! – were in stitches. Respected colleagues hooted as the kids on screen battled drugged-up frat boys, and helplessly slid out of their seats when a sex doll flew through a car windscreen. I’ve found that when this happens, my own gut reaction instantly calcifies. I found myself thinking that I’ve never been more certain about anything in my life than that Good Boys is not a funny film.”

Tarantino Rejects Other Bruce Lee Hypotheses

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Tarantino Rejects Other Bruce Lee Hypotheses

Longworth

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“A ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ bit making fun of Donald Trump is going to cost ABC $395,000 — as the FCC is cracking down on use of the emergency alert tone in entertainment.”

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“A ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ bit making fun of Donald Trump is going to cost ABC $395,000 — as the FCC is cracking down on use of the emergency alert tone in entertainment.”

“Just a few years ago, Shari Redstone was on the outs of her family’s far-flung media empire. Her father, Sumner Redstone, once dismissed her publicly as a lightweight who contributed little to the business. Instead, he surrounded himself with younger girlfriends and business cronies. Tensions were so high that he offered her a $1-billion buyout. But on Tuesday the boards of CBS and Viacom agreed to reunite the two Redstone-controlled companies that were torn apart 13 years ago. And they announced that Shari Redstone would become chairwoman of the new entity, ViacomCBS Inc., joining a small number of women overseeing a major U.S. company.”

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“Just a few years ago, Shari Redstone was on the outs of her family’s far-flung media empire. Her father, Sumner Redstone, once dismissed her publicly as a lightweight who contributed little to the business. Instead, he surrounded himself with younger girlfriends and business cronies. Tensions were so high that he offered her a $1-billion buyout. But on Tuesday the boards of CBS and Viacom agreed to reunite the two Redstone-controlled companies that were torn apart 13 years ago. And they announced that Shari Redstone would become chairwoman of the new entity, ViacomCBS Inc., joining a small number of women overseeing a major U.S. company.”

Brazil

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Fin

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

MS. WARREN DEMURS

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

MS. WARREN DEMURS

Bernadette

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

As Hong Kong Protests Enter Tenth Week, Jackie Chan Is On The Side Of China; Singer Deanie Ip, 71, Says “Hong Kong Can Be Saved”

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

As Hong Kong Protests Enter Tenth Week, Jackie Chan Is On The Side Of China; Singer Deanie Ip, 71, Says “Hong Kong Can Be Saved”

Fans

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Zap2It

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Nigeria Teens

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Movies have seen their release dates pushed before because of tragic news events, but a major movie studio putting the kibosh on a high-profile release right after the president seemingly tweeted about it is something new altogether. And the precedent it sets — in which powerful government leaders can theoretically shut down a movie’s release because they heard something on TV about a trailer for a movie nobody’s seen — is a move toward government censorship that flies in the face of First Amendment freedoms.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“Movies have seen their release dates pushed before because of tragic events, but a major movie studio putting the kibosh on a high-profile release right after the president seemingly tweeted about it is something new altogether. And the precedent it sets — in which powerful government leaders can theoretically shut down a movie’s release because they heard something on TV about a trailer for a movie nobody’s seen — is a move toward government censorship that flies in the face of First Amendment freedoms.”