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It’s been well known for a while that Christian Bale can quell his English accent pretty easily. In this interview with Charlie Rose he sounds as though he was born and raised in America. It’s interesting though to learn that he was excited about doing Batman only after he finally read one of the darker-themed graphic novels. Batman has undergone a couple of different shifts throughout his long existence, but with Bale he definitely got a darker cast and a much more aggressive manner. One thing you might find interesting is that a lot of the main cast was in
Late-night hosts on Monday addressed the administration’s response to Hurricane Irma, the media’s response to Trump’s deal with Democrats to lift the debt ceiling, and Steve Bannon’s appearance on 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose.
Seth Meyers began: “As his administration deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, President Trump is also dealing with a brewing storm within his own party over his decision to strike a funding deal with Democrats, prompting an absurd new round of punditry over whether Donald Trump is actually a Republican.
Related: Late-night TV: 'If Trump was Churchill, Britain would've folded before tea-time'
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- Jake Nevins
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday he doesn't care that Saturday Night Live portrays him as the Grim Reaper (opposite Alec Baldwin's President Donald Trump). In an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS' 60 Minutes, Bannon insisted he wasn't bothered by Mikey Day's portrayal of him on the NBC sketch series. "I don't need the affirmation of the mainstream media. I don't care what they say. They can call me an anti-Semite. They can call me racist. They call me nativist. You can call me anything you want. Ok?" Bannon, 63, said. "As long as we're driving this agenda for the working men and women of this country, I am happy." Bannon left the White House »
Washington, D.C. — Steve Bannon, in his first major interview since stepping down as Donald Trump’s chief strategist, lashed out at the mainstream media, saying it’s trying to destroy Trump, and defended the president’s use of Twitter as a necessary way of going over their heads.
Bannon, in an interview with Charlie Rose for “60 Minutes,” also railed against entrenched interests in Washington, and said the “original sin” of the Trump administration was embracing the establishment. Republican congressional leadership put their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare atop their agenda, but found that their own caucus was bitterly divided on how to do so.
His criticisms of the media — which he labeled the “pearl clutching mainstream media” — are hardly surprising, given that he referred to the D.C. press corps as the “opposition party” shortly after Trump took office.
“I don’t think [Trump] needs the Washington Post, and the New York Times, and »
- Ted Johnson
Steve Bannon slammed what he called “the Republican establishment,” particularly leading members of former President George W. Bush’s administration, as “idiots” who failed the U.S. when it comes to national security. “I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt,” Bannon told Charlie Rose in an interview airing Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” “And you know why? They’re idiots, and they’ve gotten us in this situation, and they question a good man like Donald Trump.” The former chief strategist in Trump’s White House called out prominent Republicans who have critiqued Trump policies by name, including »
- Thom Geier
The Catholic Church has clapped back at Steve Bannon, who slammed the church in an excerpt from this Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes” over their response to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) sunset, calling his remarks “so ridiculous” they don’t even “merit a comment.” “You might imagine I was rather befuddled to see it,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan in an interview on Sirius Xm Radio Thursday. He said he hadn’t heard Bannon’s comments, but read a transcript. “The Catholic Church has been terrible about this,” Bannon told Charlie Rose during a discussion about Daca’s end. »
- Ashley Boucher
In a new excerpt from CBS’ upcoming episode of “60 Minutes,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tells Charlie Rose that Chris Christie lost his chance at landing a job in Donald Trump’s cabinet because of how he reacted to the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape. In the video, Trump famously said it’s Ok to “grab” women by their genitals if you’re famous. On what Bannon refers to as “Billy Bush Saturday” — the weekend after the “Access Hollywood” tape was leaked — Trump’s senior advisers congregated to discuss damage control. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, apparently, missed his flight to. »
- Ashley Boucher
By David Kozlowski | 11 August 2017
Welcome to Issue #8 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering strong opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your feedback or ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!
Previous Issues: 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17 | 7.7.17 | 6.30.17
Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've got a bunch of cool stuff for you this week. In our editorial we'll examine the big Disney streaming service announcement and what it means for Netflix. We'll also dive into the career of master crime writer Elmore Leonard, assess Chuck Norris' fighting skills, and have some fun with 80s Action movies. Looking forward to your comments and feedback!
Netflix Is Poised To Dominate And It's All Disney's Fault
Disney's big announcement, to pull their films from Netflix and launch their own streaming service by 2019, might look like »
- David Kozlowski
If you’re into collectible steelbooks, this 20th anniversary release of Fargo from Shout! Factory is a worthwhile pick-up. However, be aware that there’s nothing new in this edition when compared to previous DVD and Blu-ray releases. And, yes, the movie came out 21 years ago.
Shout! Factory has been getting into the steelbook game with some classics. They started with Escape From New York, The Thing, and The Fog, and now they’ve revisited a Coen brothers treasure with Fargo. If you own any previous home video editions of this film, I’ll answer your likely question first: Yes, this is a repackage of the remastered 2014 Blu-ray from MGM, with the same bonus features from the flipper DVD they released in 2003, although a couple things are missing, »
- Brad Cook
By David Kozlowski | 21 July 2017
Welcome to Issue #5 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!
Previous Issue: 7.14.17
What's happening everybody? It's Comic-Con week here at Lrm, so while everyone else is geeking-out down in San Diego, we decided to get a little bit weird. We're digging into some classic John Carpenter films, we've got a couple truly amazing fight scenes, a war film that can go toe-to-toe with Dunkirk, and an awesome new behind-the-scenes video about this holiday's Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Have a great Weekend guys!!!
Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic »
- David Kozlowski
Oprah Winfrey, Netflix Chief Creative Officer Ted Sarandos, At&T CEO Randall Stephenson and 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch have been invited to Sun Valley for Allen & Co.’s annual summer retreat in July, according to a list of guests obtained by Variety.
In the Hollywood realm, potential guests include ICM’s Chris Silbermann, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, Time Warner head Jeff Bewkes, CBS chief Les Moonves, Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai, cable mogul John Malone, indie film impresario Harvey Weinstein and Casey Wasserman, who is currently overseeing the Los Angeles bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.
Sun Valley: Media Consolidation Is Coming, but After the Private Jets Leave
The annual gathering of moguls and one-percenters is highly secretive. It consists of morning sessions on geopolitical and business trends that take place behind closed doors. The big interest, however, are the mergers that are inevitably hatched when »
- Dave McNary and Brent Lang
Evening-news anchors are, to some degree, like Boy Scouts. They are seen by the public as being courteous and kind, brave and clean. When workers began packing up anchor Scott Pelley’s office suite at the West 57th Street headquarters of “CBS Evening News” yesterday, it was viewed by CBS News staffers as something out of character.
Pelley had known for some period that CBS News executives were going to move him full time to “60 Minutes,” according to two people familiar with the matter. He has contributed up to 20 pieces per year to “60 Minutes,” even as he anchored the network’s flagship evening newscast. But he had not been ordered to vacate his office, according to these people, and CBS had planned to make an official announcement about the transition next week, one of these people said.
Pelley’s decision to move out of the show he has led since taking it over from Katie Couric in »
- Brian Steinberg
The faces of the correspondents have changed over the years but this show has remained. As long as CBS is programming Sunday nights, it seems like there will be a 60 Minutes. Will this venerable program be cancelled or is it sure to be renewed each year? Stay tuned.One of the most successful shows in television history, 60 Minutes continues to offer investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news. Correspondents include Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Bill Whitaker, Norah O'Donnell, Armen Keteyian, Jeffrey Fager, Lesley Stahl, Anderson Cooper, Lara Logan, Charlie Rose, Sharyn Alfonsi, and Bill Owens.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh »
Television’s marathon week in Manhattan came to a close just as the clock struck midnight Friday morning at the CW’s annual private party, which moved to a new location in midtown for 2017. The soirée, per usual, was filled with relieved advertisers and exhausted entertainment execs who could finally celebrate the end of Upfronts.
NBC kicked off the four-day run, followed by Fox, ABC, Turner, CBS, and the CW. Some of the presentations were great, while others could have used some improvement. Fox may want to invest in a new late-night franchise just to have a host to trot out every year at this time. Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel (in absentia) were among the highlights of the CBS, NBC, and ABC gatherings.
Here is the good, the bad, and the worst of Upfronts 2017:
Cheesiest line: NBC’s ad chief Linda Yaccarino opened up the week Monday morning at NBC’s »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Though the broadcast networks have (thankfully) gotten Hamilton parodies out of their collective system, live music was still the name of the game at this year’s Upfronts — and most of them actually made sense!
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
Jennifer Hudson, for example, was an obvious choice to open NBC’s presentation in song, given that she recently signed on to coach The Voice. And of course The CW would ask the main trio from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to serenade advertisers with a number from the Emmy Award-winning series.
But did we really need Seth MacFarlane crooning about Fox’s metrics? »
He was the shrewd political operative who understood the powerful connection between television and populism, and went on to create a news network so successful many credit him with helping to elect the current president of the United States.
But in the end, a widespread sexual harassment scandal nearly overshadowed his legacy — and led to his removal from the cable news network that was nearly synonymous with the name Roger Ailes.
Ailes, who founded Fox News in 1996, died Thursday morning at age 77 after complications from a fall. He leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth, and son Zachary.
Born into blue collar roots in Ohio, »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
CBS showed off its new slate of shows Wednesday at New York’s Carnegie Hall, in an effort to entice advertisers to pay big bucks for the broadcast network’s valuable commercial time. Here are TheWrap‘s top seven takeaways from Leslie Moonves’ annual upfront event: Charlie Rose Steals the Show Who would have thought the standout from a Stephen Colbert cold open musical would be Charlie Rose? The “CBS News This Morning” anchor actually rhymed fellow Tiffany Network journalist “Josh Dickerson” with “I got a brand new ticker, son.” That’s pretty damn good for a fella recovering from heart surgery. »
- Tony Maglio
While I highly doubt that fans of Quentin Tarantino would consider him to be a racist, there are plenty of people who are less than thrilled at the dialogue he’s used in his movies. There’s a ton of expletives not to mention racial slurs that are uttered more often than most directors would add to their films. However, one Tarantino’s prized actors in many of his films, Samuel L. Jackson is not one of those people who thinks that Tarantino is a racist. In fact, Jackson said it’s “Impossible.” In an interview with Charlie Rose back in 2016, Jackson explained
- Nat Berman
Megyn Kelly is moving from reality-show royalty to heads of state.
After securing an interview with the Kardashian family, one of the central parts of the lineup of the E! cable network – the new NBC News anchor is expected to try to get some time with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kelly, who only recently joined NBC News after departing Fox News Channel earlier this year, is expected to moderate a session at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that will put her on stage with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, according to NBC News. The conversation “will cover a wide range of global political and economic topics, including international trade agreements, cyber-security and the impact of rising military tensions,” the NBCUniversal unit said. The annual business conference takes place between June 1 and June 3, 2017, and the exact time of the Putin session is expected to be announced in coming weeks.
- Brian Steinberg
Image Source: Everett Collection American Horror Story has established its own little group of actors who keep appearing on various seasons of the anthology, but there's one original member of the group we haven't seen in a while: Jessica Lange. Lange anchored the first four seasons of American Horror Story, but after Freak Show, Lange said she was "done" with the series in 2015, and creator Ryan Murphy later explained that she took a year off of the show to do a play. Of course, it's now been two seasons and two years since Lange appeared, so what gives? With the next season, Election, in the works, we want to know more than ever whether Lange is ever coming back to the series. Lange and Murphy have given conflicting interviews about Lange's possible return. In an interview with Charlie Rose in 2016, Lange seemed to close the door on American Horror Story. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
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