Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts

John Stossel: Joy and Bad Law

Oscar Sunday.     According to, Jennifer Lawrence probably won't win best actress at the Oscars Sunday. I'm rooting for her, though — not because of her acting, but because the movie she stars in, "Joy," celebrates the difficulty of entrepreneurship. Lawrence's character is based on real-life entrepreneur Joy Mangano, who invented the   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Demand For Villains

Racism is a convenient rationale.    The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That assumption carries great weight in far more     ... MORE

5 Ways We Know Al Gore Ran A Global Warming Racket

from Investor's Business Daily.    Fraud: Ten years ago Monday, Al Gore said we had only a decade left to save the planet from global warming. But Earth has been doing just fine. Why do we listen to this man? While preening at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2006 during the premiere of his “An Inconvenient Truth” fib-umentary, Gore    ... MORE

Movie Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

by Kurt Loder.    Haters of Hillary Clinton may be disappointed to find that there’s no mention of the former secretary of state in Michael Bay’s new movie about the 2012 Benghazi attack that left U.S. Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens dead and ignited a Congressional uproar that continues to this very moment. But Clinton’s State Department  ... MORE

Reclaiming The Christmas Spirit: Ten Great Christmas Movies To Help You Shake The Police State Blues

by John W. Whitehead.      What a turbulent year it’s been. For those of us who have managed to survive 2015 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns,   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell’s Christmas Gift Recommendations

by Thomas Sowell.     People who want to buy Christmas gifts, without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load off their feet by buying books or movies on the Internet, while sitting in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to old standbys like gorgeous coffee table books of Ansel Adams’      ... MORE

Judge Rules Nobody Owns "Happy Birthday To You"

by Ted Johnson.       A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright, concluding that Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid claim to the song. It raises the prospect that royalties will no longer be collected from public performances of the song in movies, TV shows and other         ... MORE

"The Most Important Film Of The 21st Century"

by Joe Williams.    Edward Snowden, the computer whiz who blew the whistle on widespread surveillance against American citizens, speaks for himself in a real-life spy thriller. From a Hong Kong hideout to a temporary Russian haven, documentarian Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald uncover the story in virtual real time.        ... MORE

Citizenfour: A Thrilling View Of History In The Making

by Bill Goodykoontz.       Snowden documentary gets high marks. "Citizenfour" captures history in the making. That may sound like an exaggeration, but it's not. Director Laura Poitras takes her camera to Hong Kong, where she and investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald meet with a whistleblower who will, even during the course of the making  ... MORE

John Stossel: It's Better Now

Contrary to what you may see on television.   Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It's natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn't. People believe that crime has gotten worse. But over the past two decades, murder and robbery in the U.S. are down by more than   ... MORE

John W Whitehead: A Military Plot To Take Over America

Fifty Years Later, Was the Mission Accomplished?       Director John Frankenheimer’s 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May is a clear warning to beware of martial law packaged as a well meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security. Yet 50 years later, we find ourselves hostages to a government run more by military     ... MORE

John Stossel: The Privileged People

The cronies who compose the ruling class.       Politicians say, "We're all equal," and pretend that they represent everyone. But, in fact, they constantly pick winners and losers. America is now like the place described in George Orwell's book "Animal Farm": "All animals are equal," but some are "more equal than others." "Animal Farm" was      ... MORE

John Stossel: Celebrity Hypocrites

Do as I say, not as I do.         I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he   ... MORE

FRACKNATION: Journalist Searches For the Fracking Truth

by John F. McManus.      More intensely than almost any other nation, we Americans are dependent on energy — to run businesses, heat and light homes and buildings, power the many forms of transportation we frequently take for granted, and more. Worry over recent years that the world is running out of energy, especially the sources known    ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Go See Copperhead The Movie

Don’t give up on Hollywood.     I just had the exciting opportunity to pre-screen Gettysburg director Ron Maxwell’s third Civil War movie premiering Friday, June 28. If you see just one movie this summer, make it Copperhead. Copperhead is worth seeing because it re-tells American history with an intimate, engaging and non-textbook approach.    ... MORE

Mike Ciandella: Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Flops

Bad investment for United Arab Emirates.   Matt Damon’s much hyped anti-fracking film “Promised Land” has failed to make the impact that its producers and environmental groups had hoped for. As of January 20, “Promised Land” has raked in a whopping total of $7,542,000 since it opened on December 28, according to Box Office Mojo. According  ... MORE

Jennifer Waters: Right To Sell Your Own Stuff Is In Peril

It could even become illegal to resell almost anything. Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to ... MORE

Washington Free Beacon: Battling Obama At The Box Office

Interest in learning Obama's roots catching fire.   A politically charged documentary called 2016: Obama’s America turned heads last weekend when it grossed a whopping $1.24 million out of just 169 theaters. The $2.5 million independent film, which is being distributed by Utah-based Rocky Mountain Pictures, premiered in Houston six   ... MORE