From the “I did not make this up!” file:
I find the next two photo session ideas intriguing… unsettling, perhaps, but intriguing.
Coincidentally, someone had the same idea, only with red carpet-walking celebs. Creepy.
Click on any of the above if you’re interested– but don’t say you were warned.
The Hollywood Reporter: Kevin Spacey to Play Winston Churchill (Exclusive)
Remember when terrorist-centric movies were shelved immediately after 9/11? Oh, Hollywood…
Aussie Flight Disaster Film ‘Deep Water’ Shelved Over Eerie Resemblance to Missing Malaysia Flight
“‘Deep Water,’ a loose follow-up to hit horror movie “Bait 3D,” tells the story of a flight that mysteriously crashes into a remote stretch of the ocean on its way to China.”
That’s right– and you can guess who ends up as the ‘bait’ this time around.
Take a gander at this overdue review of ‘American Hustle’ from Blackmailers Don’t Shoot.
David O Russel’s American Hustle is an entertaining but slightly confused movie loosely based on the Abscam scandal of the late 70s. The film isn’t quite sure if it wants to be a buddy flick, a romance or a celebration of the postmodern antihero, but the writing and performances make it at least worth the few bucks I spent for the On Demand rental.
Do you agree or disagree?
Character actor James Rebhorn, who popped up in everything from “Scent of a Woman” to “Independence Day” to “30 Rock” and “Homeland,” lost his battle to melanoma over the weekend at the age of 65.
But Rebhorn left a little piece of himself behind when he wrote his own loving and emotional obituary.
Rebhorn’s obit was originally published on St. Paul Lutheran Church’s website over the weekend and it just proves that life is unfair because Rebhorn was obviously a wonderful person who died too young.
YouTuber Shaun O’Callaghan, however, is a bit more brave — if that’s the right word here — than the rest of us.
Using his DJI Phantom [drone] with camera attached, O’Callaghan captured the continuous eruption of a volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu.
Black Girl Nerds: Jem & The Holograms Movie: Where Is Christy Marx?
Acculturated: Learn from the Best: 10 Course Syllabi by Famous Authors
One more piece from Acculturated, by RJ Moeller of the Dennis Prager Show:
Good vs. Bad Faith-Based Films (emphasis mine):
In my Son of God review, I touched upon something that I’d like to flesh out in greater detail here. If people of faith hope to have an impact in Hollywood, their “safe” and “easy to digest” content will not cut it. It’s not that there isn’t a market for family-friendly programming and filmmaking. Of course there is. And may it be so forever.
But the problem is precisely this: no one who doesn’t already believe in God will go see Son of God. And many who do believe in God and who do go see it are, like me, plopping down $14 or $15 purely from a sense of solidarity with the well-intentioned creators of such projects. There are other, better “Jesus movies.”…
And while neither option likely interests your secular, non-religious co-worker, neighbor, or relative, all of them will go see something like Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. This is why I, as a Christian, am infinitely more excited about Noah than any other “faith-based” film in a long time – regardless of the theology or worldview found in it.
Please read the whole thing.
And we close with some beautiful music from one of the Gershwin brothers (George), via our friends at American Elephant:
Read the lovely tribute to the Gershwins at the link.
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