Category Archives: Entertainment

February 20, 2018

The Truth About Black Panther – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

Movie Summary: “After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.”

February 18, 2018

Sam Phillips: The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (Documentary)

This is a A&E Biography Channel UK Documentary of the man who changed the world of music. Profiling Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records in Memphis, TN., who discovered Elvis Presley and who has been called the “Father of Rock and Roll.” Included: archival footage and comments from Ike Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis. Host: Billy Bob Thornton.

February 17, 2018

The Roy Rogers Museum (Video)

A look round the museum in 1999.

‘Black Panther’ Review: The Movie’s Hero is Trump, the Villain is Black Lives Matter

There is a whole lot to like about Marvel’s $200 million Black Panther, and almost as much not to like. For starters, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler does an A+ job of world building (more on this later). In addition, the soundtrack and score also deserve an A+. Then there are the actors, the best cast yet assembled in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (by far).

Black Panther is set in the fictional Wakanda, an idyllic country hidden in the heart Africa thanks to an alien metal called vibranium. This resource (delivered eons ago by way of a meteor) not only gives Wakanda the ability to disguise itself as a third-world country (and therefore remain blissfully ignored by the outside world), but to enjoy an extraordinary standard of living through the miracles of technology and science.

The real Wakanda looks like an African country — open markets, vibrant colors, the architecture, the love of long-held traditions… But if you look closer, everyone enjoys the lifestyle of a Silicon Valley billionaire.

Wakanda is ruled by King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who is also known as the Black Panther. T’Challa is big on border security, believes Wakanda and Wakandans should come first, and fiercely protects his country’s culture from outsiders, including refugees. If this is all starting to sound familiar, it should. Also like President Donald Trump, T’Challa’s beliefs are not based on race. This is not a “black thing.” This is a culture/survival thing.

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February 14, 2018

Three Charles Manson Movies Are Coming, But Quentin Tarantino’s Is In Jeopardy at Sony Over Polanski-Thurman Stories

The third Manson movie is the one from Quentin Tarantino with a $200 million plus budget and loads of stars– Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise– said to be involved.

Not one, not two, but three Charles Manson movies are coming. One of them, by Quentin Tarantino, however, is in jeopardy at Sony and may not get made at all.

Mary Harron, whose “I Shot Andy Warhol” is one of the great indie classics (cinematography by Ellen Kuras, Jared Harris in a landmark performane, Lili Taylor OMG good), is making “Charlie Says” with Matt Smith of “Dr. Who” and “The Crown” fame.

Hillary Duff has signed to play Sharon Tate, the late Mrs. Roman Polanski, murdered by the Manson family, in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.” That one sounds like it’s straight to Lifetime, though.

The third Manson movie is the one from Quentin Tarantino with a $200 million plus budget and loads of stars– Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise– said to be involved.

But now I’m hearing that Sony is having second thoughts because of Tarantino’s double trouble in the press. First there was Uma Thurman’s accusations that her pal, Quentin, allowed her to film a scene in which she was seriously injured for “Kill Bill.” Thurman has back pedaled a bit since this started, and Quentin did a mea culpa, but it’s out there.

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February 12, 2018

Three Hours For Magic – The Jim Morrison Special (Documentary)

Radio documentary.

February 10, 2018

Hollywood executive commits suicide, family blames Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan

It was during that period that, at the Sundance Film Festival, McGowan had a sexual episode with Weinstein that she later claimed had been a case of rape, the family statement said. Messick allegedly reported the sexual episode to her managers and insisted they address it.

Hollywood studio executive and producer Jill Messick, who suffered from bipolar disorder, committed suicide this week, her family reported, citing Harvey Weinstein and one of his alleged victims, Rose McGowan, as contributing factors in the tragedy. Messick was 50.

Messick, who was married and had two children, killed herself in Los Angeles Wednesday. The method she used was not reported.

A family statement revealed that “five years ago, Jill suffered a manic episode. Anyone familiar with bipolar disorder knows that it is a cruel and vicious disease. With the help of doctors, her family and friends, Jill rebounded. Jill had fought to put her life back together. After a long job search, she was in negotiations to run the production division for a new entertainment company.”

The family said that for Messick, depression “had been her nemesis for years.” The statement also took aim at Weinstein and McGowan, saying Messick had become “collateral damage” in the movement that emerged after allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein were reported.

“The Movement” just lost one of its own, began the family statement.

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Remarkable True Story Behind Clint Eastwood’s Latest Film

‘Dirty Harry’ star and ‘American Sniper’ director chose to cast real-life heroes in ’15:17 to Paris,’ about the thwarting of a terrorist attack on a train.

There has been a running theme of highlighting real-life American heroes in Clint Eastwood’s most recent work.

“American Sniper” told the story of one of our nation’s greatest military heroes, the late Chris Kyle.

“Sully” showed what was behind the saving of over 150 souls by pilot Chesley Sullenberger in 2009.

Eastwood has now turned his directorial eye to the 2015 thwarting of what could have been a devastating terror attack. He has also uniquely chosen to have his three lead actors be the actual men who lived the day in question at the center of the film.

“15:17 to Paris” follows the story of three friends — Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — as they stopped a potential terror attack on a train bound for Paris.

The story swept the globe when it occurred. At a time that many citizens today live in fear of terrorism, three civilians took it upon themselves to prevent the kind of danger that was slowly becoming just another routine event in our news cycle.

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February 5, 2018

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

The actress is finally ready to talk about Harvey Weinstein.

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.

She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.

And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as cutthroat, amoral, vindictive and misogynistic as any Quentin Tarantino hellscape.

We’re talking about Hollywood, where even an avenging angel has a hard time getting respect, much less bloody satisfaction.

Playing foxy Mia Wallace in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction” and ferocious Beatrix Kiddo in “Kill Bill,” Volumes 1 (2003) and 2 (2004), Thurman was the lissome goddess in the creation myth of Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino. The Miramax troika was the ultimate in indie cool. A spellbound Tarantino often described his auteur-muse relationship with Thurman — who helped him conceive the idea of the bloody bride — as an Alfred Hitchcock-Ingrid Bergman legend. (With a foot fetish thrown in.) But beneath the glistening Oscar gold, there was a dark undercurrent that twisted the triangle.

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Depicts Brutal Rape of Conservative Pundit Resembling Ann Coulter

NBC police procedural Law & Order: SVU depicted the gruesome rape of a fictional conservative pundit, who eerily resembles author Ann Coulter, in Wednesday’s politically charged episode titled Info Wars.

The episode follows conservative personality, Martha Cobb (Rhea Seehorn), who delivers a speech ironically ripping “the liberal snowflakes,” to a Make America Great Again hat-wearing crowd on a university campus. Cobb’s speech is cut short when a gang of Antifa protesters clash with a mob of white supremacists. Violence ensues, and Cobb is later found unconscious after being beaten and sexually assaulted with the pole of a protest sign.

The NYPD detectives investigating Cobb’s assault are seen debating the merits of her political views — regulars Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T), and Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) argue whether the unknown assailant could have been motivated by Cobb’s support of policies that would “close down Planned Parenthood and deport the Dreamers.”

Detectives eventually nab Antifa member Justin Vichinsky (Adam William Zastrow), whose protest sign, we later learn, was used to mutilate Cobb. Vichinsky’s DNA was also found under Cobb’s fingernails. She eventually points him out in a suspect line-up.

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