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FilmOn Could Obtain Licenses to Programs from Traditional TV Networks, States U.S. District Judge

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A big win for FilmOn’s Alki David came Thursday. Deadline is reporting that a U.S. District Court judge has ruled that major broadcast networks might have to license their programming to David’s online TV streaming service FilmOn after all. This is a major turnaround from what courts have ruled before, usually in favor of the networks when it comes to withholding licensing. According to Judge George Wu’s ruling, the networks’ proposed distinctions between traditional TV networks and online streaming services like FilmOn might not exist. Wu stated that regardless of how strong policy arguments might be concerning supposed differences between FilmOn and traditional cable services, the Copyright Act “simply does  [ Read More ]

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Chicago Benefit Concert Featuring Chief Keef via Hologram Is Shut Down By Cops

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Popular rapper Chief Keef has had his benefit concert shut down by Chicago police. The police cited unspecific threats to public safety, according to Rolling Stone. The police’s decision to end the concert has made some wonder if the rapper’s First Amendment rights were violated. Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the mayor of the community of Hammond, Il, Thomas McDermott, have described Chief Keef in unkind tones, with Emmanuel calling the rapper “an unacceptable role model” due to his music and even said the rapper “posed a significant safety risk” to the public, even as a hologram. Chief Keef was set to appear via hologram July 10 at the Redroom  [ Read More ]

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Queen of Earth, Starring Elisabeth Moss, Coming to New York This August

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Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss inhabits the role of a woman on the edge in “Queen of Earth.” The film, directed by Alex Ross Perry, also stars Katherine Waterson, Kentucker Audley and Patrick Fugit. Moss’ character Catherine is a woman who’s suffered loss – her artistic father has died – and is invited out to her friend Virginia’s lake house to recuperate. But when Virginia begins a relationship of her own (with Rich, played by Fugit), problems in her existing friendship with Catherine begin to surface, leading Catherine down an even darker path. On top of that, Catherine realizes that she’ll never find peace at the lake house, thanks to  [ Read More ]

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A Social Study Goes Haywire in The Stanford Prison Experiment

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IFC Films presents a unique drama detailing a true life story that a lot of people probably haven’t heard of. “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” starring Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo, highlights the incredible social experiment involving participants posing as prisoners and guards. The film also stars Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Logan Miller, Thomas Mann, Michael Anganaro, Keir Gilchrist, Moises Arias, Johnny Simmons, Chris Sheffield, Jack Kilmer, Ki Hong Lee and James Frechville. Dr. Zimbardo himself acted as a consultant for the film. “The Stanford Prison Experiment” is now available on cable VOD and will be expanding it theatrical release this week. Here’s more about “The Stanford  [ Read More ]

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New York Film Festival 2015 Centerpiece Film Announced

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Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is coming to New York as NYFF53′s centerpiece film this fall!! The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the selection of Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War) and directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11), to screen on Saturday, October 3. Boyle and Sorkin joined forces to create this film about the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender in the title role,  [ Read More ]

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Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine Gets A New Trailer And New Poster

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In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, ‘Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine’ is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs’ legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Interview: Christina Elmore Talks The Last Ship (Exclusive)

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Sometimes the perfect way to serve the best interest of the world’s population is to remain isolated from the problems that are plaguing the public, so that you’re not emotionally influenced by the way the dilemma is impacting the people around you. That morally debated issue is once again being intriguingly explored in the current second season of TNT’s sci-fi action series, ‘The Last Ship.’ Up-and-coming actress Christina Elmore plays a lieutenant on the post-apocalyptic show, which is based on the acclaimed 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley, and powerfully explores how a confined Navy crew is diligently striving to cure a deadly global pandemic. Elmore, who  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Interview: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville Talk Best of Enemies (Exclusive)

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It’s not often when people are able to completely and devotedly immerse themselves in their biggest passions for both their personal enjoyment and professional gratification. But when they truly are able to indulge themselves in their strongest cultural affections, and reflect on how the views that oppose their own are impacting society, often times they’ll find fulfillment in expressing their own ideas to humanity. That personal contentment is powerfully showcased in the upcoming political documentary, ‘Best of Enemies,’ which was co-written, directed and produced by friends and occasional collaborators, Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville. The film, which is set to be released in theaters on July 31, allowed the filmmakers  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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The End of the Tour Movie Review

26 July 2015 9:05 PM, PDT

The End Of The Tour A24 Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya.  Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: James Ponsoldt Screenwriter:  Donald Margulies from David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace Cast:  Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner Screened at: Digital Arts, NYC, 6/15/15 Opens:  July 31, 2015 David Foster Wallace’s 1996 book Infinite Jest may not be The Great American Novel, but some literary cognoscenti have pronounced it one of the one hundred best works of American fiction.  What is traditionally considered The Great American novel is Moby Dick and there  [ Read More ]

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