President Obama will Screen Selma at The White House

BBC news is reporting that Selma, the film depicting the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr., will have a screening at the White House. It is a contender for best picture at next month's Academy Awards, alongside seven other films including Birdman, Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel. Cast and crew, including director Ava DuVernay, are expected to attend the screening on Friday. The film picked up just two nominations for the Oscars, the second being...

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Here Comes Another “Rambo” Movie Staring Sylvester Stallone

Yes, we get to watch Sylvester Stallone, who is almost the oldest man on earth, play the baddest man on earth in yet another Rocky movie. The Rambo star tweeted Dec. 28 that the title of the forthcoming fifth film in the franchise will be Rambo: Last Blood. The title refers to 1982's First Blood, which launched the character. "Doing Scarpa based on Gangster Greg Scarpa after LAST BLOOD RAMBO..." Stallone wrote about his upcoming projects. Stallone, who wrote the script for the new Rambo film...

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Sony CEO – “We have not caved” on The Interview

Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, went on CNN's Fareed Zakaria to set the record straight, saying that Sony did not cave in their decision to cancel showings of the movie, The Interview - a satirical movie that shows the assassination of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. Lynton instead said that Sony had no other choice after movie theaters decided not to show the film. "The movie theaters came to us one by one over the course of a very short time – we were very...

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President Obama – Sony Made a Mistake Not to Show “The Interview” Movie

At his final news conference for the rest of the year, President Obama stated that Sony made a mistake when they succumbed to terrorist threats and canceled showing the movie. "Yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said. "We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States." He continued, "Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they...

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George Clooney – “We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong Un”

George Clooney, like most Americans, are upset that North Korea and their leader Kim Jong Un, are dictating what Americans can and cannot see, and in an interview with Deadline, Clooney made his feelings known. "We should be in the position right now of going on offense with this. Stick it online. Do whatever you can to get this movie out. Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I'm not going to be told we can't see the movie." The movie Clooney is referring to of course, is "The...

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Robin Williams and Me

When I got out of college in 1982 a friend of mine, Michael "Smooth" Carrington, and I became a comedy team called Bob and Smooth and embarked on a grand adventure to New York to become stand up comedians. Our home club was the Comic Strip on Second Avenue and we did the late, late, late night spots that all budding comics have to cover to hone their craft and not embarrass themselves in front of too many people. By 1983 we were finding a modicum of success, had played some important clubs in New York...

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The trailer for “Dear White People” is here and it is hilarious

A message from Sundance festival director Stephanie Allen: "Tell the white people that it’s OK to laugh" VIDEO   The trailer for the critically acclaimed independent film “Dear White People” has arrived, and true to the film’s reviews, it is hilarious. The movie premiered at Sundance, where, according to the movie’s director and writer Justin Simien, festival director Stephanie Allen “said that I should tell the white people that it’s OK to laugh.” At its core,...

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