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Jan 14 07:50

Michael Bay to direct drama about killing of US ambassador in Benghazi

Transformers director to take on adaptation of Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, which tells of the killing of four men on 11 September 2012

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, given Bey's close association with the government (he once narrated a puff-piece documentary about the CIA) and his glorification of war in "Pearl Harbor", I expect his film about Benghazi will be less about happened and more about what the government wants you to think happened.

I won't be seeing this one.

Jan 13 17:05

Why Is the Real American Sniper -- a Hate-Filled Killer -- Being Treated as a Hero?

I have to confess: I was suckered by the trailer for American Sniper. It’s a masterpiece of short-form tension – a confluence of sound and image so viscerally evocative it feels almost domineering. You cannot resist. You will be stressed out. You will feel. Or, as I believe I put it in a blog about the trailer, “Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper trailer will ruin your pants.”

But however effective it is as a piece of cinema, even a cursory look into the film’s backstory – and particularly the public reaction to its release – raises disturbing questions about which stories we choose to codify into truth, and whose, and why, and the messy social costs of transmogrifying real life into entertainment.

Jan 06 08:00

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS - The Abridged Script

CHRISTIAN BALE
Me? Oh fuck. It's pretty sad that "Epic Rap Battles of History" has a more convincing Moses than me.

DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT
(actual quote)
I can't mount a film of this budget...and say my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such.

CHRISTIAN BALE
Really? You couldn't find any black or Middle Eastern actors to lead this film? Not Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne or Morgan Freeman? Are you saying people wouldn't line up for miles to see Samuel L. Jackson scream "Let my people fucking go!"

Jan 02 10:08

Why was Antonio Sanchez' Birdman score disqualified for an Oscar?

We're concerned artists, composers, musicians and fans who wonder why the amazingly creative and ground-breaking drum score for Birdman by Antonio Sanchez was disqualified by the Academy.

The answers the Academy gave for their extremely peculiar decision disagree with the facts. The Academy reasons for disqualification are below, followed by the facts.

Academy: The biggest dramatic moments of the film were underscored by classical music. This dilutes the original score.

• Fact: The most memorable moments are scored by drums:
—Riggan’s attempt at suicide onstage
—His tormented destruction of his dressing room
—The most climactic moments of the film
• Fact: The classical music is not part of the score—it was part of the play and the events in the movie.
• Fact: The King's Speech score (nomination, 2010) was not disqualified, even though classical music not written by the film composer played a huge role in the film.

Dec 30 14:58

The Interview: Seth Rogen's Assassination Fantasy Is Sick

an you imagine a foreign movie dedicated to assassinating Barack Obama? Not just that, but proceeding to display it in loving detail – along with the president defecating in his pants minutes before the final attack?

It might be considered an act of war.

I’m a First Amendment maven – sure, Sony has the right to make this movie.

But it’s not funny.

It’s sick.

I’ve always liked Seth Rogen, the star and producer.

I appreciate humor that blows away boundaries.

But Rogen should hang his head in shame.

Dec 30 13:58

New Song By Madonna Leaked: Sings About Illuminati, Obama And The New World Order

A recent trend has emerged among ‘artists’ such as Jay Z, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, and Rihanna to reference the illuminati and use symbolism and body language commonly associated with the shadowy group. This has culminated in speculation that the Illuminati is using pop culture to slowly acclimatize people to its existence, or simply as an underhanded way of showing the world they control the entertainment industry.

Dec 30 08:45

It Wasn't North Korea Or Russia: Sony Hack "Perpetrator" Said To Be Laid-Off, Disgruntled Employee

First it was, with "absolute certainly", North Korea. Then, out of the blue, an even more ridiculous theory emerged about the origin of the Sony hackers: Russia. Now, we finally get the truth, and as it turns out it was neither of the abovementioned sovereign actors who had nothing better to do than to hack movie scripts and racist emails: it was Sony's own disgruntled worker who was the source of the hack. According to Politico, FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator.

"Researchers from the cyber intelligence company Norse have said their own investigation into the data on the Sony attack doesn’t point to North Korea at all and instead indicates some combination of a disgruntled employee and hackers for piracy groups is at fault."

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GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 30 06:50

SONY HACK: An Inside Job

Dec 29 07:26

False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood

Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.

The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception.

Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by the CIA and the Pentagon.

Dec 28 09:26

Sony movie "The Interview" totally sucks!

Of course it was! In Schlockish style as an audience tingler. I'm surprised psycho-cops weren't hired to dress up like North Korean dictators to taser theater goers.

Dec 26 10:41

Critics hate 'The Interview'

Movie critics say the controversy surrounding “The Interview” is much more interesting than the movie itself

The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

It’s fairing even more poorly with top critics, who give it a measly 32 percent positive rating.

Dec 24 07:16

The Facts Behind The Sony Hack; Sony To Show ‘The Interview’ On Christmas Day

Sony will show The Interview on Christmas Day in theaters after all, suggesting that the entire farce could have been one huge cynical marketing campaign to promote the movie, bolstering the contention that the hack was an inside job.

Dec 24 07:15

Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s “The Interview” so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea

The Daily Beast reported yesterday on leaked emails from the Sony hack which show that the United States government was involved at high levels with the content development of The Interview, especially its controversial ending depicting the assassination of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. As the report’s headline states, “Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview.’” The emails also reveal that a RAND corporation senior defense analyst who consulted on the film went beyond “blessing” and outright influenced the end of the film, encouraging the CEO of Sony Entertainment to leave the assassination scene as it was (in spite of misgivings at Sony) for the sake of encouraging North Koreans to actually assassinate Kim Jong-Un and depose his regime when the movie eventually leaks into that country.

Dec 22 10:13

FLASHBACK - Boston Legal Season 2 Episode 19 - Stick It

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start watching at the 28 minute mark.

Dec 12 12:18

Capone would rather drown in the Red Sea than endure the banality of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS again!!!

My first thought after watching EXODUS was, I can't remember the last time I watched so many people try so hard to entertain me with such mediocre results. Scott seems intent on doing the very most to beef up a dreadfully dull screenplay, and it just ends up resulting in a whole lot of hot air and posturing. Not a single actor really stands out as doing great work here, which might be the greatest reason not to bother seeing this film that somehow manages to be both bloated and flaccid. I'm sure you can find better ways of honoring your gods and/or kings than going to see EXODUS.

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Oops!

Dec 07 08:22

THE 'ANTI-SEMITIC' MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS

This past Thanksgiving Day, having sworn off the now overtly politicized NFL (National Football League) once and for all, I opted to channel-surf instead of watching football. Stumbling across this film took me back to my childhood days, so I parked the dial on New York Channel 11 in eager anticipation of watching a colorized version of the film whose storyline I had long since forgotten, and probably never truly understood, in terms of its hidden meaning.

The "anti-Semitic" (whatever that term really means) and the anti-moneylender message struck the older and informed version of yours truly upside the head like a bolt of thunder. I was not at all expecting to revert to the jumping, fist-pumping and cheering of childhood; but that is exactly how I ended up, much to the bewildered amusement of those clueless family members we were compelled to break bread with on "Holidays"!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like Wizard of OZ, many films of Hollywood's "Golden Age" were allegories commenting on present times, done in clever ways to evade the censors. Producers with that kind of courage are rare these days.

Dec 03 08:25

White House stumbles explaining soap opera producer as ambassador

Asked at the daily press briefing what makes "The Bold and The Beautiful" producer Colleen Bell qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn't exactly have an explanation.

"(She's) somebody who obviously has succeeded in, you know, in the business world," Earnest said.

"And she is somebody that the President has confidence will be able to maintain our relationship with the government and the people of Hungary."

Earnest also denied that Bell's hand in raising millions of dollars for the President's re-election campaign had anything to do with her appointment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During my time in Hollywood I met a lot of producers. Some were pretty sharp. Others were producers only because of family or romantic ties, investing their own money, or they were MOCKINGBIRD assets. I have never met Colleen Bell and have no idea what kind of person she is, and being that an ambassador is generally a glorified messenger, stripped of plenipotentiary powers in this age of instant global communication, she might actually be up to the job. That being said, politics is perception and it does look like Obama is going to spend his last years in office handing out goodies to his campaign fundraisers, which is hardly a new practice. Without casting aspersions on Colleen Bell, this looks about as reasonable a decision on Obama's part as when Caligula appointed his horse to the Roman Senate!

Nov 14 12:11

PLAN NINE: "Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!"

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This is a clip from "Plan 9 From Outer Space", arguably the worst motion picture ever made, and every time I see another video of Jonathan Gruber commenting about American voters, it reminds me of this scene! :)

Nov 08 09:32

Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces

A tearful Saban told the crowd of more than 1,200 attendees that he discouraged anonymous donations this year because it was important for supporters to "stand with Israel publicly, vocally and very loudly."

Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Larry Ellison, co-founder and chairman of Oracle; $5 million from top Republican fundraisers Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (who received a standing ovation from the liberal Westside crowd); $5.2 million from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans; $3.6 million from Saban and wife Cheryl; $2 million from Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vp of the New York Giants; $1 million from Leo David, founder of the Western Region of the FIDF; and $1.6 million from The Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, first-time attendees and donors Michael and Susan Dell gave $1.8 million to fundIMPACT! educational scholarship programs.

Nov 07 09:38

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge dropped

The Australian drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempting to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand.

He will still face charges of drugs possession and making threats to kill.

The U-turn by authorities, announced less than 24 hours after Mr Rudd appeared in court, was because of a lack of evidence, his lawyer said.

Nov 06 08:25

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on New Zealand murder plot charge

peared in a New Zealand court on charges of attempting to arrange a murder.

Mr Rudd, who was born in Australia, has also been charged with possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of making threats to kill.

The musician's waterfront house in Tauranga, on New Zealand's North Island, was raided on Thursday morning.

AC/DC are due to release a new album later this year.

Nov 05 15:19

On the Way to the City of Dis Across the Sea of Moral Relativity.

Dum de dum dum. Dum de dum dum dum! Heah come de Jolie. Heah come de Jolie. As if this were any kind of surprise, after becoming a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and personally lobbying for UN Ambassador-ship. If you've ever wondered why actors get into politics, you shouldn't. They're actors. This means they are good at playing roles, as good at playing roles as the public is good at being stupid and believing the performance. It's why so many actors do commercials, especially at the end of their career, when there might be some doubt as to whether they were a hack all along, or a walking around stage prop like Alan Thicke and Ronald Reagan gets special mention in that department. The fact that he was a terrible actor melded effortlessly with playing Republican Messiah. The Altzheimers was simply an expression of there never having been anyone there in the first place. If Monsanto were to engineer a presidential candidate it would be Ronald Reagan; actually George W.

Oct 27 07:39

The Holocaust Testimonies You DIDN'T Hear


Many of the Jews have a habit of telling false horror story's very apathetically, showing no emotion towards the most grievous of story's.

Well here is some survivors (Who were in the Majority) who speak the truth about Camp Life without the fables and lies.

Oct 27 06:54

DINOSAUR 13

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.

Based on the book "Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life" by PETER LARSON and KRISTIN DONNAN

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Claire and I watched this documentary last night. It is a stunning example of our current government seeing its role in society as bullying people whenever it can. The government went after Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan with a vengeance, railroading them first out of business then into prison while the man who actually committed the crime of selling the fossil T-Rex without US Department of the interior permission walked away with $7.6 million tax free from the sale of "Sue", the most complete T-rex ever found.

Oct 22 08:45

Is It Haskalah Or Culture Of Deceit?

The new play by Bernard-Henri Levy, "Hotel Europe," that opened in Paris in September, was scheduled to run until January but will close in November due to a lack of people willing to play audience. BHL induced Sarkozy, Hollande and Valls to promote his play but apparently that didn’t help its reception.

A Swiss comedian, Matthieu Béguelin, commented on Hotel Europe’s aborted run by saying: "La pièce de BHL fait un four." In theatrical vocabulary, the expression means that BHL’s play was a flop. As you probably know, the French word "four" means "oven" and the media were quick to react with commentary that BHL is Jewish and ‘oven’ can evoke the Nazi crematoriums. The comedian replied amongst other things that he was amused that nobody who talked about the walloping of BHL had dared to use the same common expression.

Oct 10 07:04

FLASHBACK - Vice President Biden Acknowledges 'Immense' Jewish Role in American Mass Media and Cultural Life

In a remarkable but under-reported address, Vice President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that the “immense” and “outsized” Jewish role in the US mass media and cultural life has been the single most important factor in shaping American attitudes over the past century, and in driving major cultural- political changes.

Oct 08 06:34

Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood

A variety of state agencies have liaison offices in Hollywood today, from the FBI, to NASA and the Secret Service. Few of these agencies, though, have much to offer in exchange for favourable storylines, and so their influence in Hollywood is minimal. The major exception here is the Department of Defense, which has an ‘open’ but barely publicized relationship with Tinsel Town, whereby, in exchange for advice, men and invaluable equipment, such as aircraft carriers and helicopters, the Pentagon routinely demands flattering script alterations. Examples of this policy include changing the true identity of a heroic military character in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to his real-life status as a child rapist; the removal of a joke about “losing Vietnam” from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and cutting images of Marines taking gold teeth from dead Japanese soldiers in Windtalkers (2002).

Oct 02 15:18

The Essence Of The Banking Industry

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something to think about.

Oct 02 09:07

Japan's SoftBank in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that would value the company at $3.4 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Based on my experience during "Final Fantasy", they are going to have some headaches trying to merge Japanese style management with American animators! I wish them luck!

Sep 27 07:51

Claire K. Rivero Digital Print Sheet Music

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Slowly but surely, and despite "interference" from you-know-who, my lovely wife's music is starting to get out there into the world!

I am so proud of her! :)

Sep 26 05:27

The Hot Pursuit of the Hamster Swine with the Treadmill Spinning Blues.

They call Hollywood, Tinsel Town. The image implies an electrified atmosphere, with shimmering confetti woven into it. It's an illusion factory. Quite often, the events and abilities displayed are an impossibility in real life; whatever that is. Increasingly, these days, Hollywood has become a propaganda mill and also a showcase for some of the most blatant and embarrassing shilling for exceptionalism that I have ever seen through that medium.

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When I quit film and TV, I really thought I was going to miss it, but looking at what Hollywood has become, I know I made the right decision.

Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 04 14:44

Today is April 4th . . . Happy George Orwell Day!

"In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984."

"His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals -

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

over and over again, filling half a page." ~ 1984

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