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Jim Carrey’s Latest Painting Shows Oliver North As Snake Over Bleeding NRA Sign

It has been quite some time since Jim Carrey has starred in a bona fide box office hit, but not to worry, as he has been filling his time by becoming 2018’s foremost political cartoonist. Slideshow: Donald Trump’S 30 Craziest Tweets His latest masterpiece portrays new National Rifle Association president Oliver North, who was previously best […]

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Jim Carrey Garish Portraits Continue to Define the Trump Political Milieu (See!)

Donald Trump knows how to pull out of a deal if not a porn star. Jim Carrey portrays the president as the Joker from Batman in a new series of garish portraits that capture the Trump political milieu and all of its unsavory dealings. In the latest series of art works, Oliver North, the new president of the National Rifle Association (NRA)is portrayed as serpent in front of an NRA logo oozing blood.
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Study: Gun Violence in PG-13 Films Is More Acceptable as Long as It’s ‘Justified’

As the debate around gun control in the U.S. has crescendoed, gun violence in Hollywood films with PG-13 ratings is becoming more acceptable, according to a new study.

Parents with children under the age of 17 are more desensitized to gun violence when it’s deemed justified, according to the study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (Appc) at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study determines justified gun violence as that which is used in the defense of a loved one or for self-protection. Unjustified gun violence would be when it has no socially redeeming purpose.

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While gun violence was more acceptable when it was justified, parents did think the movies would be more suitable for teens age 15 and older, rather than the recommended 13 years old and older by the Motion Picture Association of America.

A representative for the MPAA declined to comment.

Parents thought movies with unjustified but bloodless gun violence were more appropriate for 16-year-olds, the study found.

“The findings suggest that parents may want a new rating, PG-15, for movies with intense violence,” said Daniel Romer, research director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, in a statement. “Violent movies often get a PG-13 rating by omitting the consequences of violence such as blood and suffering, and by making the use of violence seem justified. But parents of teenagers say that even scenes of justified violence are upsetting and more appropriate for teens who are at least 15.”

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Romer argues that even bloodless, justified gun violence could potentially be harmful. And there’s more gun violence in films with PG-13 ratings than films with R ratings.

Researchers in the study showed movie clips to a national sample of 610 parents with at least one child between 6 and 17 years old.

Parents watched 90-second clips of justified gun violence from PG-13 rated films, including “Live Free or Die Hard,” “White House Down,” “Terminator Salvation” and “Taken.” Or they saw clips of unjustified violence from PG-13 rated films “Skyfall” and “Jack Reacher,” or R-rated films “Sicario” and “Training Day.”

Scenes from the R-rated movies were edited, taking out graphic and upsetting material such as blood and suffering to mimic the effect of PG-13 movies.

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The study found that parents were less upset by the justified violence and thus more lenient on what age is appropriate for a child to watch it. When they watched the scenes of unjustified gun violence, however, they were more restrictive.

“We still don’t know whether repeatedly seeing movies with justified violence teaches children that using guns is Ok if they think it’s justified,” Romer said. “Hollywood is exploiting the movie rating system by leaving out harmful consequences like blood and suffering from PG-13 films.

“By sanitizing the effects of violence, movie makers are able to get a PG-13 rating and a wider audience for their films,” he continued. “But this gun violence may be just as brutal and potentially harmful to young viewers.”

We’re about four and half months into 2018 and there have been 92 reported mass shootings in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit organization that’s been tracking gun-related incidents since 2013. The database finds that 905 teens (ages 12 to 17) have either been injured or killed by a gun in 2018.

One of the most notable incidents this year was the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in which the shooter killed 17 people.

That shooting sparked a rallying cry for a change in gun laws that has been met with staunch opposition.

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Oliver North Named New NRA President

Lt. Col. Oliver North is set to become the president of the gun lobby group. North, best known these days political commentator and host of the Fox News show War Stories With Oliver North, will retire from his role at Fox News effective immediately, Fnc reported. But North, who worked for President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council, became famous in the late 1980’s for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal, arranging the secret sale of weapons to Iran, which was…
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Erase and Forget review – real-life Rambo finally gets his own movie

Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s tale of Vietnam war veteran ‘Bo’ Gritz gives a preposterous true story an alarming, haunting edge

The decorated former Us special forces officer James “Bo” Gritz, now 79, is a certain kind of lairy, gung-ho publicity addict – like Oliver North or G Gordon Liddy. Documentary-maker Andrea Luka Zimmerman gives a pretty alarming account of his life, and leaves it to us to notice his relation to the present White House incumbent. Her film is a bit shapeless and unsignposted, sometimes more like a rough cut than a finished movie, a patchwork of original interview material and archive footage. But it’s a good story.

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How Yorgos Lanthimos Got Nicole Kidman to Go to Disturbing Places With ‘Killing of a Sacred Deer’

After Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos landed an Oscar nomination for “Dogtooth,” his twisted dystopian vision of a family trapped in deranged rituals, his agent took him around town. It was the usual routine: Promising young talent offered numerous pre-conceived projects, with no guarantee that he’d have any control over the final result. “I didn’t really know the landscape,” said Lanthimos in an interview. “I just realized it’s not what I’m interested in. I’d never be able to survive such a situation.”

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That early decision paid off. After “Dogtooth,” Lanthimos churned out a series of movies that have continued to cement his status as one of the most original, visionary filmmakers working today. His movies present bleak, self-contained universes of despair, and they’re never predictable.
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Doug Liman interview: American Made, Tom Cruise, being a rebel

Ryan Lambie Aug 24, 2017

Doug Liman on Swingers, getting arrested, American Made, Bourne and much more...

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we last spoke to Doug Liman, who in July was promoting his compact, $3 million war thriller The Wall. Now, he's back with another thriller, this one taking place over a much broader canvas. American Made tells the story of Barry Seal, a pilot who wound up running missions in and out of Central America for the CIA; taking covert photographs and smuggling in guns. 

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The film's the perfect vehicle for Cruise, given that he gets to fly lots of planes, but then again, Barry Seal's hardly your typical heroic Cruise lead: Seal earns a fortune running guns for the CIA and cocaine for the cartels, but
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American Made review

Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman reteam for American Made. Here's our review of a great crime drama...

There are certain things you can generally count on in a Tom Cruise movie: running really fast, smiling winningly at ladies and hurtling around in fast cars, or on motorbikes, or in planes. Also, he’ll be topless at least once.

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Cruise’s second collaboration with director Doug Liman (they previously brought us the unexpectedly great sci-fi action film, Edge Of Tomorrow), American Made requires quite a bit more from the Hollywood stars than just winning smiles and stunts - though the movie does deliver plenty of those too. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a former Twa commercial pilot who, at the behest of an enigmatic guy with a beard who calls himself Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) winds up flying planes for the CIA.
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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents
There’s a case to be made that Tom Cruise is a compelling screen presence when he looks desperate. Much evidence for this claim was gathered in his millennial run – 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Magnolia,” 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” – in which varyingly forceful writer-directors did their level best to chip away at their star’s glib toothpaste-salesman confidence and expose the very human doubts and frailties behind it. After those box-office failures, Cruise retreated to the surety of known properties and franchises; though we got glimpses of other Cruises – notably the Comic Cruise of “Tropic Thunder” – this was his fall-back position up until the disastrous “The Mummy.” It’s possible that audiences had grown tired of watching a performer playing it so consistently safe: as Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson had twigged, it’s always more revealing watching a control freak losing control.

American Made” isn’t a major breakthrough,
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“It’s the most incredible story” – Doug Liman at the trailer launch for American Made

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Tom Cruise’s American Made trailer lands. Just. Now that Tom Cruise has got The Mummy out of the way, we’re finally able to gaze upon the first trailer for his next collaboration with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.

American Made tells the (mostly true) story of pilot Barry Seal, who was hired by the CIA in the 80s to fly guns into South America. Not content with being a CIA gun smuggler, Seal decides to add a lucrative return trip to his schedules, hooking up with Pablo Escobar to bring cocaine back into the Us.

It’s quite the departure for Cruise, playing an anti-hero covered in coke, but we’re going with him on this one. Both he and Liman have a good grasp of the comedic elements of the script, and the story is mad enough to require very little embellishment.

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Fox News Guest Denies Sean Hannity Harassed Her, But Still Claims Incident Occurred

Fox News Guest Denies Sean Hannity Harassed Her, But Still Claims Incident Occurred
Debbie Schlussel, a conservative commentator, says that she does not believe that an incident in which she claims she turned down Sean Hannity’s advances and later was “banned” from Fox News was a case of sexual harassment.

She told LawNewz on Monday that “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked.”

Over the weekend, after headlines of her story appeared, Hannity vigorously denied them and threatened legal action.

On Friday, Schlussel said in a radio interview that Hannity once invited her to his hotel while he was taping a show in Detroit. She told LawNewz that she was invited to his hotel, not his hotel room. She said that she was later not invited back to appear on Fox News.

On Twitter, Hannity tweeted out Schlussel’s LawNewz interview with the remark, “Already the story changes.”

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Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Snags 2-Season Order at Amazon

Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Snags 2-Season Order at Amazon
Simply marvelous news for acolytes of Amy Sherman-Palladino: Amazon is moving forward with the Gilmore Girls creator’s dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, handing the very well-received project an unprecedented two-season series order.

The pilot debuted on Amazon on March 17 and garnered an average customer rating of 4.8, with 92 percent 5-star reviews.

Written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, who also serves as an Ep alongside Daniel Palladino, the 1950s-set The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Manhattan‘s Rachel Brosnahan, in a star-making performance), whose seemingly idyllic Manhattan existence is upended when she discovers a previously unknown talent for stand-up comedy.
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Colin Farrell in talks for Steve McQueen’s Widows

As casting continues on Widows, Variety is reporting that Colin Farrell is in final talks to board the new film from director Steve McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave).

Should a deal be reached, Farrell will join Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Andre Holland and Liam Neeson in the film, which has been scripted by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and is based upon Lynda La Plante’s 1983 British TV miniseries.

Widows revolves around the wives of a group of armed robbers, who team up to complete the heist when their husbands are killed on the job. Farrell is reportedly set to play a politician who finds himself mixed up on the widows’ plans.

Farrell has recently signed on to portray Oliver North in an Amazon series about the Iran-Contra scandal, and is also attached to Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake, as well as Dan Gilroy
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Colin Farrell Eyes Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ With Viola Davis (Exclusive)

Colin Farrell Eyes Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ With Viola Davis (Exclusive)
Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen and New Regency’s heist thriller “Widows.”

Farrell also recently signed on to star in Disney’s “Dumbo.” Production on that movie, however, was pushed back one month, allowing Farrell to squeeze “Widows” into his schedule.

Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, and “Moonlight” actor Andre Holland are also on board. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.

Details behind Farrell’s role are vague, aside from the fact that he’ll play a politician that finds himself mixed up in the widows’ plans.
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Homeland season 6 episode 11 review: R Is For Romeo

David Crow Apr 10, 2017

A major confrontation between unlikely participants adds tension to the penultimate episode of Homeland Season 6...

This review contains spoilers.

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6.11 R Is For Romeo

Homeland season six is in its final movements. The season finale is only a week away, and the penultimate hour didn’t want you to forget that as it ended its fifty-minute drama on a thundering cliffhanger filled with explosives, vital missed phone conversations, and every implication that a full-throated military coup is in motion with CIA badmen headed to “protect” the president-elect at gunpoint.

And ironically, the most exciting thing about the episode is not in the pyrotechnics of a somewhat arbitrary cliffhanger; it’s in the tension of a president (or president-elect) sitting down with rightwing talk radio/fake news, legitimising
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7 Filmmakers Turning Amazon Into An Art House Cinema Powerhouse

7 Filmmakers Turning Amazon Into An Art House Cinema Powerhouse
Hot off the critical and awards season success of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” Amazon is continuing to ink major production deals with some of the art house world’s biggest stars, from newly-minted Oscar winner Barry Jenkins to the the delightfully original Leos Carax — and that’s just the start. Amazon’s relationship with creators also includes a number of television heavy-hitters, including Amy Sherman-Palladino and Matthew Weiner, but the keen eye they’ve turned on filmmakers is the one to watch.

Still, there is much work to be done. While Amazon has had major success working with filmmaker and showrunner Jill Soloway — and its latest batch of pilots includes a standout from “Gilmore Girls” alum Sherman-Palladino — the list of filmmakers who recently signed on to produce features with the studio is woefully lacking when it comes to female talents. If you can grab a Yorgos Lanthimos,
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Colin Farrell in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

Colin Farrell in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’
Colin Farrell is in talks to star in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of “Dumbo” for Disney.

Farrell would play the father of the children who fall in love with the lovable elephant. Will Smith, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck all passed on the role. Eva Green and Danny DeVito are also in negotiations to join the film.


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Burton is directing from Ehren Kruger’s script. Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy,” is producing with Kruger.

The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. Burton’s movie will included both live-action and animated elements.

The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the success of “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The Mouse House has remakes of “The Lion King,
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Brie Larson to Play First Female U.S. Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull in Amazon Film

Brie Larson to Play First Female U.S. Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull in Amazon Film
Brie Larson will star as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States, in a film for Amazon Studios.

Larson will also produce “Victoria Woodhull.” Ben Kopit penned the script.

Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman will produce as well, while Anne Woodward exec produces and Whalerock’s John-Eric Capps co-produces.


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Woodhull ran for president in 1872, more then 40 years before women had the right to vote, and although she lost the presidency, she paved the way for women’s suffrage and women’s rights for years to come.

Amazon’s Julie Rapaport and Jules Claassen are overseeing the project with Capps.

Following her Oscar win for best actress in “Room,” Larson shot Ben Wheatley’s gangster pic “Free Fire,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She can currently be seen in theaters in “Kong: Skull Island,
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Colin Farrell Re-Teams with Yorgos Lanthimos for a New Amazon Series

Why the Greek director’s tragicomic sensibility is perfect for the subject matter.

Not to be outdone by Netflix’s upcoming string of auteur dramas, Amazon Studios just announced that director Yorgos Lanthimos will be reteaming with The Lobster star Colin Farrell for an upcoming original series. The topic? The Iran-Contra Affair. For those of you (like me) who are too young to remember, the so-called Iran-Contra Affair was a scandal that occurred during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, in which administration officials conspired to sell weapons to Iran (against whom there was an arms embargo) in order to funnel the profits to a right-wing Nicaraguan army known as the Contras (to whom Congress had forbidden funding). The initial plan was to use said profits to negotiate the release of several hostages held by Hezbollah, but then Colonel Oliver North got involved and devised a plan to use the money to also fund the Contras. Farrell
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Peak TV Treasure: Fleabag

Peak TV Treasure: Fleabag
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.


Network | Amazon

Created By | Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Number Of Episodes | 6

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch) stars — and shines — in this UK comedy as Fleabag, a proudly promiscuous London café owner who talks directly to the camera, sharing her most intimate dating misadventures with us like we’re old chums.
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