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Nolte – Buttman and Whedon: ‘Justice League’ Has a Major War on Women Problem

The male talent behind next month’s Justice League, a hugely important tentpole for an embattled film industry, represents some of the very worst Harveywood has to offer. As a whole, these men have joked about rape, shamed women over their appearance (including cancer victims), and stand accused of serial-groping and couch-casting.

Marvel Revolutionized Hollywood and That’s Good News for Conservatives

Marvel Revolutionized Hollywood and That’s Good News for Conservatives

There was the sound revolution that came with Al Jolson’s “Jazz Singer”; the Easy Rider-Raging Bull revolution with the end of the Production Code; the blockbuster revolution borne of “Jaws” and “Star Wars”; and the independent revolution of the 90s.

Box Office: Ninja Turtles Slay the Galaxy's Guardians

Box Office: Ninja Turtles Slay the Galaxy's Guardians

Hollywood’s having its 2nd good weekend in a row, up +18% over last year per Nikki Finke. All hail producer Michael Bay’s reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which should land somewhere close to $60 million by Monday morning.

Contract Dispute Delays 'Big Bang Theory' Production

Contract Dispute Delays 'Big Bang Theory' Production

NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of “The Big Bang Theory” is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television’s most popular comedy, said that Wednesday’s

'Batman' at 25

John Nolte mentioned that Tim Burton’s epochal “Batman” film is now 25 years old, which immediately made every aching joint in my aging body flare up, and more of my remaining hair turn white.  Twenty-five years ago?  Really? The nifty

John Wayne's Legacy Shows No Signs of Age on Anniversary of His Death

John Wayne's Legacy Shows No Signs of Age on Anniversary of His Death

Thirty-five years ago today, John “Duke” Wayne, made famous by playing the rugged hero in westerns directed by John Ford and Howard Hawks, went to his reward. In May 2012, I interviewed writer-producer A.J. Fenady (1), known for The Rebel, Branded, Hondo

The Wachowskis' latest film gets sent to the showers

It probably isn’t good news when a $150 million movie set to premiere in less than six weeks is abruptly yanked from the schedule and banished to February of next year, but that’s what just happened to “Jupiter Ascending,” the

9 Other Sharia-Financed Projects Hollywood Should Boycott

9 Other Sharia-Financed Projects Hollywood Should Boycott

On Monday, Hollywood announced a boycott against the Beverly Hills Hotel thanks to its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei, who recently declared that the country would be ruled under sharia law. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that means that

Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

John Wayne: The Epic Collection Set for May 20 Release John Wayne fans rejoice. On May 20, Warner Brothers releases a massive collection of 40 John Wayne films on DVD. The collection also includes a book listing his films and

Obama Bundler Harvey Weinstein, Unions Beg for Hollywood Tax Incentives

Obama Bundler Harvey Weinstein, Unions Beg for Hollywood Tax Incentives

Some in Hollywood continue to lobby the Golden State for what is commonly derided as a corporate bailout. The amount of film production taking place outside of California is approaching crisis levels as union groups and now high profile studio boss Harvey Weinstein

Remembering Hollywood's First Feature Film – 'The Squaw Man'

Remembering Hollywood's First Feature Film – 'The Squaw Man'

As Hollywood goes through the annual ritual and frenzy of the Oscars, celebrating all it is and aspires to be through the prism of this year’s films, it’s worth noting that on this day 100 years ago the first feature

Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at 107

Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at 107

By KELVIN K. CHANAssociated PressHONG KONGRun Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi

Top 5 Reasons 'The Right Stuff' Is a Masterpiece

Top 5 Reasons 'The Right Stuff' Is a Masterpiece

For its 30th anniversary, Warner Brothers has just released a fantastic Bluray package of writer/director Philip Kaufman’s “The Right Stuff” (1983). The transfer is absolutely perfect, as is the 5.1 sound mix. The set also includes a separate disc with

Michigan Gives 'Man of Steel' Sequel $35M Tax Credit

Michigan Gives 'Man of Steel' Sequel $35M Tax Credit

While California desperately tries to keep film and TV production in-state, Hollywood’s production companies are raking in the dough elsewhere. Michigan’s film office has announced it will offer $35 million to Warner brothers for shooting parts of Man of Steel

This Is How the Left Wins: The Studio System

This Is How the Left Wins: The Studio System

Imagine if Miley Cyrus had printed the number “17 trillion” across her twerking buttocks; think how many people would know our national debt. Without commenting on the quality of the current pop culture, it’s impossible to deny its power, although

Ben Affleck to Play Batman

Ben Affleck to Play Batman

Oscar-winning Argo director Ben Affleck will play Batman in Warner Brothers’ followup to Superman flick Man of Steel, according to Variety. Predictably, hordes of nerds and fair-weather nerds who deem superhero casting decisions sacred are outraged.  I have but one thing

DVD Review: Warner Archives 'The Bowery Boys Collection' Volume 2

DVD Review: Warner Archives 'The Bowery Boys Collection' Volume 2

Because American culture is still a fairly new the phenomenon it still manifests itself in new ways. For instance, back in the seventies, while watching reruns of the Bowery Boys on the Channel 18 Saturday Afternoon Movie, it was my

Warner Bros. Celebrates 90 Years of Sights, Sound

Warner Bros. Celebrates 90 Years of Sights, Sound

In 2012, Paramount and Universal Studios both celebrated their 100-year anniversaries. So it might seem a bit odd, and rather opportunistic, that Warner Bros. decided to celebrate their 90th this year. The studio’s reasoning is good, though: The decade that

Hobbit Mania Grips New Zealand Movie Premiere

Hobbit Mania Grips New Zealand Movie Premiere

REUTERS – Tens of thousands of people packed New Zealand’s capital city, clambering on roofs and hanging onto lamp posts on Wednesday to get a glimpse of the stars at the red carpet world premiere of the film “The Hobbit:

Court Won't Reduce Student's Music Download Fine

Court Won't Reduce Student's Music Download Fine

By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs WriterBOSTONA former Boston University student who was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet says he will continue fighting the penalty, despite the Supreme Court’s refusal Monday to

Mitt Romney Picks Up $1.5 Million From Hollywood

Mitt Romney Picks Up $1.5 Million From Hollywood

Supposedly non-existent conservative Hollywood is uniting behind Mitt Romney. Tuesday night, at a fundraiser in Los Angeles at the Century Plaza Hotel, roughly 600 donors came to push Romney’s campaign to the conclusion. There were some major players in Hollywood

How Lions Gate Won 'Hunger Games'

How Lions Gate Won 'Hunger Games'

(Reuters) – Little Lions Gate Entertainment beat out its bigger and better funded rivals to win the right to make a film of “The Hunger Games,” which opens on Friday with blockbuster expectations. Personal appeals for the rights began back