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Dead Wild Roses: Hollywood Misogyny – The Headless Women

Did you need your daily LoLsob, well check out the headless women of hollywood tumblr and bathe in the cool waters of women decapitated, anatomized and passively portrayed for the male gaze. Misogyny, fresh from the pop cultural centre of the universe, to you, faithful readership. Whoo-haa….:/ And dudes, do note the link regarding the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Hollywood Misogyny – The Headless Women

The Right-Wing Observer: Actors on the world stage: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Watching an actor nail their performance of an interesting, well-known, real-world persona is one of those movie moments that sticks with you awhile. One of my favourites (if not one of the scariest) is the performance Bruno Ganz gave in Downfall (2004), playing Hitler in his final days. It was so good, in fact, that’s . . . → Read More: The Right-Wing Observer: Actors on the world stage: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

LeDaro: Rob Ford dancing and having fun

He is somewhere in Hollywood. 🙂

LeDaro: New Movie: Son of God

A new trend in Hollywood? Could be given the popularity of the movie Son of God, a bible-themed movie about the life of Jesus. Mega-churches are helping to spread the word and there is a strong demand it seems. What other bible-themed movies could be coming? What is Hollywood trying to do, make everyone . . . → Read More: LeDaro: New Movie: Son of God

The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks Leaks Transcript of Hollywood Doc on Julian Assange, Online Activism

WikiLeaks leaks transcript of “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”, the Hollywood doc on Julian Assange and online activism a day before the $2 million vindictive and biased film is publicly released.

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The Canadian Progressive: CBS bans breasts, buttocks, genitals, this Pink stuff at Grammy Awards

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 9, 2013: Nearly ten years after Janet Jackson’s famous wardrobe malfunction, the CBS is on high alert concerning nudity. A “Wardrobe Advisory” email the network’s Standards & Practices department sent out to representatives of stars scheduled to perform at Sunday’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards is warning performers . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CBS bans breasts, buttocks, genitals, this Pink stuff at Grammy Awards

Art Threat: On efficacy and ideology: Zero Dark Thirty and the ethical justification of torture

“The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ‘state of emergency’ in which we live is not the exception but the rule.” -Walter Benjamin

Kathryn Bigelow’s film Zero Dark Thirty was met with both large audiences and waves of criticism for how the film depicted, and seemingly endorsed, the use of torture. While it’s . . . → Read More: Art Threat: On efficacy and ideology: Zero Dark Thirty and the ethical justification of torture

Left Over: (Almost) The Last Picture Show….

Granville’s last movie theatre closes

CBC online Oct 10,2012

 

I was shocked to read that this is the last of the Granville theatres..when I left Vancouver a few years ago, they were all still in business; the truth is, after having gone almost weekly for many years, home video and the grossly expensive demands . . . → Read More: Left Over: (Almost) The Last Picture Show….

RedBedHead: Prometheus: Big Ideas Made Dull

$130 million and all you can come up with is that we were created by muscular white dudes with waxed chests?

Let’s keep this quick and painless and cut straight to the point: the $16 I spent to see Prometheus in 3D (and, sorry Andrew, I dragged you into a $16 expense along with me) . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Prometheus: Big Ideas Made Dull

Art Threat: The studios are killing independent film – A fantastic Q interview with filmmaker Alex Cox

Yesterday’s Q show on CBC Radio One had a great interview with the director of REPO MAN and SID AND NANCY, Alex Cox. An outspoken critic of the studio system and of government and corporate efforts to crackdown on “illegal” downloading, Cox argues that the corporate studio system continues to make billions while artists . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The studios are killing independent film – A fantastic Q interview with filmmaker Alex Cox