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Most folks love movies; some good, some not so good. If the film is good, we usually feel a transcendental kinship to the actors, and to a lesser extent, the directors. The better the actors, directors the more we are drawn to their brilliance, like a moth to a flame.

“Sound of Freedom” beat out Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” movie to finish in the top ten of 2023 box office tallies domestically.
“Sound of Freedom” beat out Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” movie to finish in the top ten of 2023 box office tallies domestically.
 
“The Chosen” dropped a fiery new trailer on Thursday that gives fans a sneak peek at what to expect in the upcoming episodes in Season 4, which will be shown in theaters.
“The Chosen” dropped a fiery new trailer on Thursday that gives fans a sneak peek at what to expect in the upcoming episodes in Season 4, which will be shown in theaters.
 
“Friends” alumnus David Schwimmer took to Instagram on Friday to call out people who continued to deny increasing reports and evidence that the terror group Hamas used sexual violence as a weapon against Israeli women — both during the October 7th attacks and on hostages in Gaza.
“Friends” alumnus David Schwimmer took to Instagram on Friday to call out people who continued to deny increasing reports and evidence that the terror group Hamas used sexual violence as a weapon against Israeli women — both during the October 7th attacks and on hostages in Gaza.
 
“Star Trek” actor LeVar Burton was shocked to discover that one of his ancestors was a white Confederate soldier.
“Star Trek” actor LeVar Burton was shocked to discover that one of his ancestors was a white Confederate soldier.
 
"I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked…”
"I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked…”
 
Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards over the weekend, but instead of giving a typical acceptance speech, the actor chose to quote from some of his critics.
Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards over the weekend, but instead of giving a typical acceptance speech, the actor chose to quote from some of his critics.
 
The estate of the late “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien has prevailed in a lawsuit against a fan who claimed to have authored “the obvious pitch-perfect sequel” to the beloved fantasy trilogy, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
The estate of the late “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien has prevailed in a lawsuit against a fan who claimed to have authored “the obvious pitch-perfect sequel” to the beloved fantasy trilogy, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
 
Tom Cruise has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to develop and produce theatrical films, per Variety.
Tom Cruise has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to develop and produce theatrical films, per Variety.
 
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese claims that his new “film about Jesus” will radically alter public opinion on organized religion.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese claims that his new “film about Jesus” will radically alter public opinion on organized religion.
 
“The Chosen” dropped an emotional trailer for Season 4 on Monday about “the coming darkness” Jesus and his followers will be facing.
“The Chosen” dropped an emotional trailer for Season 4 on Monday about “the coming darkness” Jesus and his followers will be facing.
 
A New York jury convicted Marvel actor Jonathan Majors on Monday of two misdemeanor accounts stemming from an assault on his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.
A New York jury convicted Marvel actor Jonathan Majors on Monday of two misdemeanor accounts stemming from an assault on his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.
 
Mayim Bialik definitely got everyone’s attention Friday when she announced that she’d been contacted by Sony and informed that her hosting duties at “Jeopardy!” have come to an end.
Mayim Bialik definitely got everyone’s attention Friday when she announced that she’d been contacted by Sony and informed that her hosting duties at “Jeopardy!” have come to an end.
 
Independent film studio A24 dropped a chilling trailer about director Alex Garland’s upcoming dystopian movie “Civil War,” which shows an America torn apart and descending into chaos.
Independent film studio A24 dropped a chilling trailer about director Alex Garland’s upcoming dystopian movie “Civil War,” which shows an America torn apart and descending into chaos.
 
Candace Cameron Bure dismissed attempts last year to “cancel” her over her comments about traditional marriage and said she sees it as a test of her faith, as she quoted a Bible verse which deals with seeing test of trials as a blessing.
Candace Cameron Bure dismissed attempts last year to “cancel” her over her comments about traditional marriage and said she sees it as a test of her faith, as she quoted a Bible verse which deals with seeing test of trials as a blessing.
 
Critics slammed actor and director Rob Reiner after he announced his newest project — a film called “God & Country” — decrying the alleged clear and present “danger” presented by Christian Nationalism.
Critics slammed actor and director Rob Reiner after he announced his newest project — a film called “God & Country” — decrying the alleged clear and present “danger” presented by Christian Nationalism.
 
Sylvester Stallone‘s wife Jennifer Flavin said she’s really glad she and her husband moved out of California because she needed a change and to live a “totally different lifestyle” that they have found in Florida.
Sylvester Stallone‘s wife Jennifer Flavin said she’s really glad she and her husband moved out of California because she needed a change and to live a “totally different lifestyle” that they have found in Florida.
 
Legendary Hollywood producer Norman Lear, who was responsible for some of the most popular television shows of the 1970s, has died at the age of 101.
Legendary Hollywood producer Norman Lear, who was responsible for some of the most popular television shows of the 1970s, has died at the age of 101.
 
Nicolas Cage said he thinks he’s only got “three or four more movies left” in him as he talked about retirement and ending his career on a “high note.”
Nicolas Cage said he thinks he’s only got “three or four more movies left” in him as he talked about retirement and ending his career on a “high note.”
 
BBC reporter Justin Webb said that his interview with Kelsey Grammer was cut short by Paramount+ representatives when their conversation turned to Grammer’s support of current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
BBC reporter Justin Webb said that his interview with Kelsey Grammer was cut short by Paramount+ representatives when their conversation turned to Grammer’s support of current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
 
An actor featured in the DailyWire+ comedy “Lady Ballers” was arrested following the premiere in Nashville last week for charges related to his presence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
An actor featured in the DailyWire+ comedy “Lady Ballers” was arrested following the premiere in Nashville last week for charges related to his presence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
 
The Daily Wire’s newest feature film “Lady Ballers” was billed ahead of its Friday release as the most triggering comedy of the year — and in just three days, it shot to the top of Rotten Tomatoes’ most popular streamers list.
The Daily Wire’s newest feature film “Lady Ballers” was billed ahead of its Friday release as the most triggering comedy of the year — and in just three days, it shot to the top of Rotten Tomatoes’ most popular streamers list.
 
Star actress Gal Gadot called on organizations around the world to pressure Hamas terrorists into immediately releasing all of the women that they took hostage during their October 7 terrorist attack on Israel.
Star actress Gal Gadot called on organizations around the world to pressure Hamas terrorists into immediately releasing all of the women that they took hostage during their October 7 terrorist attack on Israel.
 
Actor Sean Astin said in a recent interview that he has never shied away from his status as a “nepo-baby,” even joking that he routinely answered, “Nepotism,” when people asked him how he had gotten started in Hollywood.
Actor Sean Astin said in a recent interview that he has never shied away from his status as a “nepo-baby,” even joking that he routinely answered, “Nepotism,” when people asked him how he had gotten started in Hollywood.
 
"...the thing that you see at the end of the movie was actually happening right in front of us -- we were just capturing it with cameras."
"...the thing that you see at the end of the movie was actually happening right in front of us -- we were just capturing it with cameras."
 
Just days after dropping a viral trailer for its first feature-length comedy, “Lady Ballers,” the Daily Wire announced its first animated scripted series, “Mr. Birchum,” created by comedian Adam Carolla.
Just days after dropping a viral trailer for its first feature-length comedy, “Lady Ballers,” the Daily Wire announced its first animated scripted series, “Mr. Birchum,” created by comedian Adam Carolla.
 
Actress Julianna Margulies had some harsh words of condemnation for Hamas supporters who are also proponents of the LGBT social movement, saying their stance is contradictory.
Actress Julianna Margulies had some harsh words of condemnation for Hamas supporters who are also proponents of the LGBT social movement, saying their stance is contradictory.
 
The Left and Hollywood don’t want any part of films that criticize radical gender theory because transgenderism has become the pinnacle of their religion, Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing said Tuesday.
The Left and Hollywood don’t want any part of films that criticize radical gender theory because transgenderism has become the pinnacle of their religion, Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing said Tuesday.
 
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has been dumped by her agency UTA after making incendiary comments about Jews in the wake of the Hamas massacre of Israelis on October 7, according to a new report from Page Six.
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has been dumped by her agency UTA after making incendiary comments about Jews in the wake of the Hamas massacre of Israelis on October 7, according to a new report from Page Six.
 
Comedian Jon Lovitz said the overt biases of late-night show hosts are becoming tedious.
 
“Yellowstone” fans got a major update about the Paramount Network series’ return, with production on the final portion of Season 5 set to get underway in Spring 2024.
“Yellowstone” fans got a major update about the Paramount Network series’ return, with production on the final portion of Season 5 set to get underway in Spring 2024.
 
Legendary comedian Dana Carvey announced on Thursday that his oldest son Dex had died of an accidental drug overdose. Dex was 32 years old.
Legendary comedian Dana Carvey announced on Thursday that his oldest son Dex had died of an accidental drug overdose. Dex was 32 years old.
 
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