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A Declaration of Independence from Big Media

Watch It's A Disaster with David Cross & Julia Stiles via blockchain! Lbry Announces Beta Release, Live Blockchain & Major Content Deals 240 years ago, a ragtag group of rebels declared their independence from the most powerful empire in the world. Despite the odds, they were confident that they had a system which worked better – it was more decentralized, closer to the people involved, and based on radical ideas that the old system was too slow to incorporate. Lbry is proud to continue this tradition by announcing the beta release of our Lbry app and live blockchain this July 4th. This time, the old order is Big Media – the major record labels, book publishers, and movie studios that have managed...

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Olivia @ 100: Airport '77

Don't get on the plane! It's a Disaster Movie!Team Experience is looking at highlights and curios from the filmography of Olivia de Havilland for her Centennial this Friday. Here's guest contributor Sean Donovan...

Airport ’77, the third film of the Airport franchise, capitalized on the immense success of the 70s disaster movie craze in the twilight of its years. Just one year later in 1978, the critical and box office failure of Irwin Allen’s The Swarm showed how much audiences had sobered up, no longer excited by disaster movies and more interested in openly mocking them, based on their cheesy acting and overwrought destruction (a movement chronicled by Ken Feil in his worth-the-read book Dying for a Laugh: Disaster Movies and the Camp Imagination). So if something feels lacking and obligatory about Airport ’77- in which a botched hijacking lands a Boeing 747 in the ocean, the passengers struggling to get
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Ollie Locke's 'disaster' love life

Ollie Locke's love life is a ''disaster at the moment.'' The 'Made in Chelsea' star, who came out as bisexual in 2011, has admitted his globe-trotting career and busy work schedule has forced him to put dating on the back-burner. He said: ''My love life is a disaster at the moment. It's a disaster, it's not great, it's fine though because I'm working so much at the moment that I haven't had time to date people but I do think it's really important to mix work and date someone in my spare time.'' However, the 27-year-old reality TV star is desperate to
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Morgan Freeman signs on for spy comedy Cold Warriors

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Deadline has learned that Morgan Freeman has been cast in Cold Warriors, a spy comedy from Millennium Entertainment. Raja Gosnell (Scooby-doo, The Smurfs) is attached to helm the film, which is about "a retired CIA agent (Freeman) who enlists the help of his video game programmer stepson to finish a Cold War era mission," and Gosnell will be directing from a script by It's A Disaster... Read More...
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'We're The Jasons' Follows Best Friend Comedy Duo on Disastrous Tour

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'We're The Jasons' Follows Best Friend Comedy Duo on Disastrous Tour
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. We're The Jasons Tweetable Logline: The Jasons, a small time comedy duo are followed by a camera crew as they embark on a cross country comedy tour. It's a disaster. Elevator Pitch: Lifelong best friends and comedy duo, The Jasons, are followed by a camera crew as they embark on their first cross country comedy tour. Instead of bringing their careers to the next level, they get lost in the middle of the dessert, cause a talk show host to quit her job on air, ruin a sorority party, get kicked out of a nursing home and accidentally set fire to a small New York City theater.
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Kristin Scott Thomas: 'Ageism against actresses over 50 is a disaster'

Kristin Scott Thomas has described a lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s as "a disaster".

Speaking on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show, the actress said the situation facing older actresses was "boring" but "true".

Scott Thomas said: "I won't bore you with all the stories of older women not getting jobs in film because it's so boring. But it's true. It's a disaster."

When asked why it was boring, she explained: "Because it's never going to change.

"Until the average lifespan is 150 years or something, I don't think women in their 50s are going to be considered at all viable," she continued.

"I think that's what it is. Sorry."

Scott Thomas will play the Queen in Peter Morgan's The Audience from April 21 to July 25 at London's Apollo Theatre.
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Slamdance 2015: Festival Director Anna Germanidi

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Last spring Slamdance announced that co-founder Peter Baxter was turning over the reins of Festival Director to Anna Germanidi, who had served as festival manager since 2012. Baxter remains the president of the organization and also has oversight on Slamdance's distribution.

Germanidi received a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Piraeus as well as a filmmaking certificate from the London Film Academy, followed by a masters in television, radio and film from Syracuse University in 2011. She then joined Slamdance as a submissions and programming intern, and within six months became the programming and filmmaker relations manager.

Germanidi's diverse background, which includes production on several short films (Kiosk, Téa, To Be Discontinued), bolsters her new position, with new additions to this year's Slamdance. This year the film festival featured "Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms," a block of micro-shorts that were shot on Digital Bolex's D16 cameras. The
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Watch: Men In Funny Clothes In It's A Disaster Director Todd Berger's World Premiere Music Video For Maxie Dean's Tornado

Nope it's not Kansas. It ain't Oz either. Instead it's La's trendy Echo Park neighborhood that plays home for this brand new music video for the band Maxie Dean's hit song Tornado. The world premiere of this stylized vid comes to us courtesy of director Todd Berger who you may know as member of the comedy troupe The Vacationeers and director of the 2013 apocalyptic laugher It's A Disaster. Here's what Mr. Berger had to say about his inspiration: We all know that L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz was a satire of the 1890's Us economy with the Yellow Brick Road representing the reliance on the gold standard, The Scarecrow representing the plight of the American farmer, the Tin Man representing the...

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What gives with The Giver?

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Phillip Noyce.s The Giver is based on a young adult novel that sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, packed with a cast headed by Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, rising Australian star Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

On paper that's an appealing package but the futuristic sci-fi drama based on the Lois Lowry novel, the first in a series of four books, has not enthralled audiences in Australia or the Us.

The film set in a society where there is no conflict, racism or sickness but freedom is curtailed, opened in the Us on August 15 and has raked in an estimated $US41.4 million. That's. much better than young-adult based flops The Host, Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, but no great shakes.

Thwaites plays Jonas, who escapes the overbearing, very doctrinaire regime to embark on a long journey to find a true home. Bridges is The Giver,
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The Everything Index: Nude Celebs and Russian Sex Geckos

The Everything Index: Nude Celebs and Russian Sex Geckos
Welcome back to Rolling Stone's Everything Index, where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom you haven't seen naked.

Yes, it's been a rough couple of days for something like 80 percent of the world's female celebrities – and the concept of privacy – as a massive hack made their personal pics very public. This may be the leak to end all leaks, and while it undoubtedly made your 13-year-old brother happy (Why is the door locked, Josh?!?) we've got to admit that the whole thing left us feeling pretty icky.
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Best of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Streaming: Disaster Movies

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Best of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Streaming: Disaster Movies
This weekend, as you search for a movie to watch, you can either see Into the Storm or pick one of approximately 14 billion options available on streaming over a variety of services, be it Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, On Demand, or other sites. Every Friday, Vulture tries to make life easier by narrowing it down to a handful of heartily recommended options. This week, disaster movies from the man vs. nature mold, an indie comedy that subverts expectations, and that movie-size meme you've been desperately avoiding. It's a Disaster (2012)People in disaster movies often find themselves in harm's way, and they are either forced to flee into the apocalyptic scene outside or idiotically do so on their own volition. In his Clue-like dark comedy It's a Disaster, writer-director Todd Berger wonders what would happen if normal people remained indoors for the slow demise of humanity. When a series of dirty
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Coherence Is Just another Dinner-Party Apocalypse

Coherence Is Just another Dinner-Party Apocalypse
In contemporary genre-splash Indiewood, the task is simple but bedevilling: You have an HD camera and a modest house in the L.A. hills; now what do you do? Shane Carruth, among others, has proven that you don't need much more — just add ideas. Call it Home-Based Sci-Fi: From 2006's Right at Your Door to 2012's It's a Disaster, these movies evoke apocalypse but never actually leave the dining room. Launching into a torrent of unmitigated exposition over wine glasses, Coherence is the paradigm eating itself, almost literally, flirting with absurdity by way of some hoary pseudo-science, and getting happily lost in the conundrums. And it's still only eight Hollywood fringies at a dinner party, talking their pretty heads off.

First-timer James Ward Byrki...
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Review: Goodbye World Waves Farewell In Fantastically Entertaining Fashion

Man has always been fascinated with the end of the world, but filmmakers seem extra intrigued recently, with World War Z, It's A Disaster, This is the End, After Earth, Oblivion, The Fifth Season, and Cloud Atlas all tackling the subject cinematically over the last year or so. Now we can add Denis Hennelly's Goodbye World to that list. With equal parts comedy and heart, Hennelly's film is one of the more entertaining films on the list. With a realistic scope and interpersonal relationships that sing of sincerity, Goodbye World is the kind of indie that has real potential to break out and find an audience. If the world doesn't come to an end first, that is. Set almost entirely on a remote Northern California...

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Behind the Red Door'

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Behind the Red Door'
A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I quit the volleyball team... When you're married to the same person for a while, you may feel the itch to experiment. Go to new restaurants, maybe. Or vacation in the kind of place you've never been to. Or take more walks together. Or, of course, try some new things out in the bedroom. But when your "marriage" is as complicated and fraught as the one of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, the experiments become both bolder and more problematic, which is how we wind up with Elizabeth's spectacularly ill-conceived plan to have sex with Philip-as-Clark. I knew this would not be dropped the moment Martha raised the idea of Clark being an animal in the sack, and for a while in "Behind the Red Door," Elizabeth's desire to experience the same thing played almost as comedy.
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Rupert Everett in defence of prostitutes: 'There is a land grab going on'

The prostitutes of London's red-light district are being evicted. Here, Rupert Everett argues, with wit and vehemence, that closing down the brothels has nothing to do with protecting women

The other night I watched Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre, a morality musical about the destruction of an innocent man by the combined forces of Her Majesty's Government, her judiciary and her Metropolitan police force. Written by Lord Lloyd Webber, directed by Sir Richard Eyre, it is the best sort of British story, set against a world of stately homes and Soho drinking clubs, of peers, politicians, prostitutes and bent cops – with a few thrilling Jamaicans wielding guns thrown in – all ending up at the Old Bailey, where that deep wave of British hypocrisy (masquerading as fair play and crested by the usual police bullshit) drags Ward out to sea and drowns him. Convicted of being a pimp – he was
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Don’s Favorite Narrative Films of 2013 | #21-30 - Best of 2013

When I first started preparing my year-end lists for 2013, I knew for certain that I was going to continue my trend of creating one post with my favorite theatrically released narrative films of 2013 and a separate post with my favorite documentary films of 2o13. This is because I have a difficult enough time ranking films that share no common elements other than they were all shot on a medium that can capture both moving images and sound. The ranking of anything (especially art) seems completely arbitrary to me and the fact that most year-end lists focus on the "top" or "best" really makes no sense. While I guess there are certain basic mechanisms of filmmaking that can be done well (thus making a "good" movie) or can be done poorly (thus making a "bad" movie), for the most part it is all just personal opinion. I prefer to approach talking
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'It's A Disaster' Actor/Producer Jeff Grace Launches Kickstarter For Alex Karpovsky Led 'Folk Hero & Funny Guy'

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Last year, you may have caught the apocalypse dramedy "It's A Disaster," starring David Cross, America Ferrara, Julia Stiles, and the comedy troupe The Vactioneers, made up of Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller, and writer/director Todd Berger (here's our review if you need to catch up). Well, now one of The Vacationeers, Jeff Grace, is embarking on his own filmmaking journey and launching a Kickstarter campaign to get the wheels moving on the road movie "Folk Hero & Funny Guy." As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, "Girls" actor and indie filmmaker Alex Karpovsky (who will next be seen in the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis") has signed on to co-star in the story of two longtime friends, a folk musician and a stand up comic (Karpovsky) who hit the road together. Actress/musician Liza Oppenheimer is also set to co-star. Grace, a stand up comedian, writer,
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La Film Fest 2013 Review: Goodbye World Waves Farewell in Fantastically Entertaining Fashion

Man has always been fascinated with the end of the world but filmmakers seem extra intrigued recently with World War Z, It's A Disaster, This is the End, After Earth, Oblivion, The Fifth Season, and Cloud Atlas all tackling the subject cinematically over the last year. Now we can add Denis Hennelly's Goodbye World to that list. With equal parts comedy and heart, Hennelly's film is one of the more entertaining films on the list. With a realistic scope and interpersonal relationships that sing of sincerity, Goodbye World is the kind of indie that has real potential to break out and find an audience. If the world doesn't come to an end first, that is. Set almost entirely on a remote Northern California hilltop,...

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'A Good Day to Die Hard', 'Warm Bodies' and 'Identity Thief' On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

This week the more interesting titles are in the "Even More" section as Universal is releasing some of its Classic Monster movies on Blu-ray along with more individual Blu-ray releases of some Hitchcock titles as well as his "Essentials" Collection. It also reveals the fifth season of "Breaking Bad" and the Blu-ray release of the Mad Max Trilogy. Warm Bodies At home and DVD and Blu-ray is where Warm Bodies is going to find its extended life. I wasn't a huge fan of the way director Jonathan Levine substituted storytelling with familiar music, but I know a lot of people really liked this film and I get that. It's a perfectly sweet little story with some rather comical moments and at home, where standards are even lower, it's going to flourish. You can read my review from earlier this year right here.

 

A Good Day to Die Hard It's funny,
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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Warm Bodies,' 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' 'Identity Thief'

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Moviefone's New Release of the Week

"Warm Bodies"

What's it about? Zombie apocalypse meets quirky love story in this new take on the genre.

Why we're In: We like zombies, we like indie romance comedies - who knew putting the two together would actually work?

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Moviefone's Blu-ray of the Week

"Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection"

What's it about? Finally, all of Clint Eastwood's greatest hits are available in crystalline Blu-ray!

Why we're In: This massive set includes favorites "Dirty Harry", "Letters From Iwo Jima", and "Million Dollar Baby", and a brand-new documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story," chroniciling his work behind the camera.

Watch an Exclusive Scene from "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story"

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New on DVD & Blu-ray

"Escape From Planet Earth"

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