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« Reply #945 on: January 05, 2015, 07:50:23 AM »

Eric Clapton and George Harrison contributed to an anti-South African film:  Hatred
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« Reply #946 on: January 13, 2015, 05:09:33 PM »

What does . . . look like? It looks like this.

01/23 Strange Magic
02/20 McFarland USA
03/13 Cinderella
04/17 Monkey Kingdom
05/01 Avengers: Age of Ultron
05/22 Tomorrow land
06/09 Inside Out
07/17 Ant Man
10/19 The Jungle Book
10/16 Unnamed Spielberg
11/25 The Good Dinosaur
12/18 Star Wars: the Force Awakens

People who crunch the numbers, now think that there is a possibility that these films could earn $6 billion at the international box office. With "Avengers" and "Star Wars" each earning $2 billion.
If so, that should be some sort of record for Hollywood, as no movie studio's releases have earned more than $5 billion in an year at the international box office.

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« Reply #947 on: January 25, 2015, 05:46:54 PM »

1. It began as the Famous Players Film Company.

2. Making it the 5th oldest film studio in the world.

3. It's first film was a French silent film "The Loves of Queen Elizabeth" in 1912.

4. The old logo was last seen in 2007 in "The Adventures of Tintin."

5. Till then it was the longest existing original film studio logo in Hollywood film history.

6. The new logo was first seen on "Mission : Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" in 2011.

7. At one time it was in the them park business. Some of its theme parks included Canada Wonderland, Great America, King's Dominion, King's Island, etc.

8. Some of the animated characters created included Baby Huey; Buzzy the Crow;  Casper, the Friendly Ghost; Little Audrey, etc.

9. Its answer to MGMs Tom and Jerry were Herman and Katnip. And its answer to Warner's Bugs Bunny and Cecil Turtle was Moe Hare and Tommy Tortoise.

10. Since its founding it has distributed 1500 films.

11. Its best year was 2011, when its films earned between $4 billion and $5 billion at the international box office.

Paramount Viacom trivia

Next time: the films to be released by Paramount Viacom this year, if I can find the list.
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« Reply #948 on: February 03, 2015, 06:44:36 PM »

I found the little list.
Of movies you might miss.

01/30 Project Almanac
02/06 The SpongeBob Movie
02/20 Hot Tub Time Machine
03/13 Paranormal Activity : Ghost Dimension
04/10 The Moon and the Sun
07/01 Terminator : Genisys
07/21 Mission : Impossible 5
10/30 Scouts vs. Zombies
11/03 Friday the 13th (2015)
12/25 Monster Trucks

Paramount Viacom in 2015
The last film. The one on Christmas Day is animated. Which is why it probably snagged that day.

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« Reply #949 on: February 03, 2015, 10:25:32 PM »


11/03 Friday the 13th (2015)


No way! Not again!  Hatred
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« Reply #950 on: February 12, 2015, 06:11:06 PM »

I was going to state facts about Chris Pratt, whose career is an interesting point, at this time, but we'll put that off to next time, so, I can post these facts.

They love American films in Japan, the home of anime. And as an example, "Big Hero 6" just wrapped up being the top grossing film in Japan, where it was the top grossing film for 5 or 6 weeks in a row, and has earned $66 million to date at the box office. The filmmakers of "Big Hero 6" must have done something right.

Actually, American films so better overseas than they do here. "Big Hero 6," which has earned over $500 million to date at the box office. Of which, 43.6% was earned here in the U.S. and Canada, while 56.4% was earned overseas, and it has yet to open in China and France.

And this has been true for sometime. American films making more overseas than they do at home. The only question is when comes the tipping point. When does the domestic box office become secondary to the foreign box office?

I presume the purchase of movie tickets is limited, so a ticket purchased for an American film overseas means that a there are fewer movie tickets purchased for domestically made films. So, how did America come to give something to foreigners that their own filmmakers were unable to give them? That is a film which foreigners want to see. Which is just the opposite of how I feel personally. Preferring foreign films, whether in subtitles or dubbed into English, over American films.

Of course, American films have in some places been a godsend to the foreign film industry. For example: not only were most of the Bond films, which are basically American films, made in the U.K., but so was "Star wars : Episode VII," many of the Marvel films, as were "Maleficent," the upcoming "Cinderella," etc.

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« Reply #951 on: February 16, 2015, 06:57:44 PM »

If Apple were a country, it would have the 31st largest economy in the world, ahead of Denmark.
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"The basic plot is that Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton, the two undercover DEA agent Playboy Playmates from the last movie, are still running around in jungle shorts, cowboy boots and spaghetti strap T-shirts, firing their machine guns at drug smugglers, Filipino communist guerrillas, and corrupt federal agents while their two friends, Lisa London and Miss May 1984 Patty Duffek, lounge around the pool a lot and talk on speaker phones that look like fax machines."-Joe Bob on SAVAGE BEACH
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« Reply #952 on: February 16, 2015, 10:52:26 PM »

Fun Facts for President's Day -
George Washington's Indian name, bestowed on him during the French and Indian War, translated to: "Eater of Villages"
 John Adams was married to his wife Abigail for 54 years and adored her to his dying day.
 Thomas Jefferson dressed so shabbily in the White House that the British Ambassador was going to reprimand the President for having such a slovenly butler - until he realized the "Butler" was the President.
 James Madison was the only U.S. President to lead troops in combat during wartime - he was also the shortest President at 5'4".
 James Monroe once had to break up a sword fight between the British and French ambassadors at a state dinner in the White House.
 John Quincy Adams liked to go skinny dipping in the Potomac; he also watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from his front porch when he was eight years old.
 Andrew Jackson carried a pistol ball in his shoulder from a duel with Thomas Hart Benton for 20 years. When he finally had it removed, he invited Benton to dinner and gave the ball back to him!
 Martin van Buren was nicknamed the "Old Fox."
 William Henry Harrison was President for 28 days, but gave the longest inaugural address on record.
 John Tyler fathered more children than any other President - fourteen kids by two wives! (Two of his grandchildren are still alive today!)
 James K. Polk was the youngest President, up to that point, at 49, and added more territory to the Union than any other President.
 Zachary Taylor was a crusty old general who had never voted in his life prior to being elected President.
 Millard Fillmore was the only actual Whig politician to serve as President.
 Franklin Pierce saw his ten year old son die in a train derailment on his way to Washington to be sworn in. He took to drinking to assuage his grief, and spent a good part of his presidency drunk.
 James Buchanan was America's only bachelor President.
 Abraham Lincoln was the only President to have an invention on file in the U.S. Patent Office.
 Andrew Johnson never attended a day of school in his life. His wife taught him to read as an adult.
 Ulysses Grant was actually named "Hiram," but the Army stenciled his name incorrectly on his luggage, so he just went with it.
 Rutherford Hayes was an ordained minister who took time off the Presidency to occasionally preach revivals.
 James Garfield was shot, but the bullet did not kill him - an infection from doctors probing the wound with unwashed hands was what carried him off.
 Chester A. Arthur was a more honest man during his Presidency than at any previous point in his life - he was a notorious "spoilsman" but wound up signing Civil Service reform into law.
 Grover Cleveland not only got married while in the White House, he married the youngest first lady in American history - his wife was 22 and he was 47 when they tied the knot!
 Benjamin Harrison was the last Civil War General to serve as President. He looked like a garden gnome.
 Grover Cleveland served the only non-consecutive Presidential terms in history.
 William McKinley had a photographic memory for names and faces, an invaluable trait in a politician. He also kept a bowl of white carnations on his desk at all times, and wore them in his lapel - until he gave them as gifts to White House visitors. Nice guy.
 Theodore Roosevelt is the only President to hold the Medal of Honor AND the Nobel Peace Prize.
 Woodrow Wilson lost his wife in the second year of his Presidency, and married again the following year.
 Warren G. Harding kept liquor in the Oval Office to toast his friends with DESPITE being an ardent supporter of Prohibition!
 Calvin Coolidge slept more during his terms of office than any American President - 14 hours a day, on average.
 Herbert Hoover directed food relief to Belgium during and after World War I, and there is a statue of him in Brussels. He is credited with saving hundreds of thousands from starvation and malnutrition.
 Franklin Roosevelt spent 90% of his time in a wheelchair, and 90% of Americans were unaware of that fact at the time.
 Harry S Truman was nearly assassinated by Puerto Rican radicals in 1947 - they killed a Washington Police officer and two of his Secret Service agents.
 Dwight Eisenhower had two heart attacks while in office.
 John F. Kennedy's famous robust health was a myth - he was hospitalized more than any other President, suffered from Addison's disease, and was addicted to painkillers.
 Lyndon Johnson would dictate letters to his secretaries while he was seated on the toilet taking care of other business.
 Richard Nixon would sometimes walk down to the White House fence and talk to the hippies gathered there to protest the Vietnam War.
 Gerald Ford locked himself out of the White House in his bathrobe one time and sat on the steps for an hour until the Secret Service realized he was missing and let him back in.
 Jimmy Carter was chased by a "killer rabbit" as President while vacationing in Georgia. He was also the only President to admit to seeing a UFO.
 Ronald Reagan's eyesight was so poor he did not recognize his son Mike at the boy's own graduation!
 George H.W. Bush was the youngest aviator to ever receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.
 Bill Clinton was actually born William Jefferson Blythe.
 George W. Bush personally met with the families of over 2500 soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. No photographs were allowed at these meetings.
 Barack Obama has at least eight step-siblings from his father's "other women." Obama Senior was apparently a busy guy.

 HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!
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« Reply #953 on: February 17, 2015, 01:06:47 AM »

Benjamin Harrison was the last Civil War General to serve as President. He looked like a garden gnome.

I googled a picture of him and I see what you mean.  TeddyR

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Richard Nixon would sometimes walk down to the White House fence and talk to the hippies gathered there to protest the Vietnam War.

So that scene in Nixon where Anthony Hopkins speaks to the radicals at the Lincoln Memorial isn't that far-fetched.  Smile

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Ronald Reagan's eyesight was so poor he did not recognize his son Mike at the boy's own graduation!

I heard once he told his son Michael that he wanted John Hinckley's family to buy him a new suit "as their son shot through this one".  TeddyR TeddyR
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« Reply #954 on: February 17, 2015, 12:33:29 PM »

Chris Pratt

6 years married this year

5 different ancestries
Mother was Norwegian,
while father was English, Swiss, German, French and Norwegian

4 nephews

3 trade marks
Tall.
Affable
Says "Dude!" a lot

2 siblings
1 brother + 1 sister
Both older

1 son
Named Jack
Did his parents ever think about that Mother Goose rhyme, when they named him Jack?

Jack Pratt could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And together they licked the platter clean.

And while he had an acting career before appearing in "Guardians of the Galaxy," his career has really taken off since then.

He stars in "Jurassic World," which will be out this year.

He has, at least, 2 more "Guardians of the Galaxy" films coming up
+ 1 or more appearances in the upcoming "Avengers" films.

They are thinking about reviving the Indiana Jones series with "Indiana Jones 5," where he'll star, with rumored, Harrison Ford. At least he looks like an young Indiana Jones.

But what excites me the most is the rumor that they'll remake "The Magnificent 7" with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, if no one else has been cast. So, far I like the cast. Denzel has the gravitas to pull off the Yul Brynner role, and Chris would be good in the Steve McQueen role, as the young up-and-comer. Now for the other 5. One of whom I expect to be a woman.

Next time: facts about films similar to "The Magnificent 7."

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