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50 Shades Of Grey Is Coming – And So Is Your Girlfriend

 

 

 

 

 

” This film is likely to make your girl want to try the things you’ve been asking to do for ages. Don’t miss your chance.

  The film is due to be released on Valentine’s Day 2015. We’re actually wondering how many people end up getting it off in the cinema. “

 

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‘Guardians’ Leads In Slowest Movie Weekend Since 2001

 

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” Ticket sales for all movies were $65 million, the weakest total since the weekend that started Sept. 21, 2001, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said by telephone yesterday. Sales followed the typical slowdown that occurs after the U.S. Labor Day holiday, he said. Also, there were no new breakout releases.

“ The sky is not falling,” Dergarabedian said. “Summer was down almost 15 percent, so it’s not so surprising that the transition to fall is a little slow.”

“ Guardians of the Galaxy” is the top-grossing film of the year, with $294.6 million in domestic ticket sales. With two other films in 2014’s top five — “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Maleficent,” — Disney ranks second among studios to 21st Century Fox Inc., and is up 6.2 percent for the year, according to Box Office Mojo.”

 

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Guide to Libertarian Movies

” I’m delighted to report that Miss Liberty’s Guide to Film is available again—on Kindle. My friend Jon Osborne worked for years on this project, but the 2001 book has been out of print for years. It’s the best available guide to movies with libertarian themes, with more than 250 short reviews.”

Happy Birthday , Duke

 

 

 

Photo shows: Big Duke and Little Duke.


” On his paper route in Glendale, California, Marion and Duke would stop to visit the local firemen at the fire station. The firemen would always say “here comes Big Duke,” referring to the Airedale, “and Little Duke,” referring to Marion Morrison.

The nickname Duke stuck with Marion Morrison/John Wayne for the rest of his life.”

 

 

 

 

Actor (172 titles)

1976The Shootist
J.B. Books
1974McQ
McQ
1973Cahill U.S. Marshal
J. D. Cahill
1968The Green Berets
Col. Mike Kirby
1966Magic Mansion (TV series)
John Wayne
– Ride ‘em Cowboy (1966) … John Wayne
1965In Harm’s Way
Captain Rockwell ‘Rock’ Torrey
1962Alcoa Premiere (TV series)
Sergeant-Umpire in Korea

– Flashing Spikes (1962) … Sergeant-Umpire in Korea (as Marion Morrison)
1960Wagon Train (TV series)
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

– The Colter Craven Story (1960) … Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (as Michael Morris)
1958I Married a Woman
Leonard (uncredited) / John Wayne (uncredited)

1955Screen Directors Playhouse (TV series)
Mike Cronin

1955The Sea Chase
Captain Karl Ehrlich

1953Trouble Along the Way
Steve Aloysius Williams

1953Three Lives (short)
Commentator

1952Miracle in Motion (short)
Narrator

1942Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Markham

1942Reap the Wild Wind
Capt. Jack Stuart

1939Allegheny Uprising
Jim Smith

1937Idol of the Crowds
Johnny Hanson

1936Sea Spoilers
Bob Randall

1935Paradise Canyon
John Wyatt / John Rogers

1935The Desert Trail
John Scott/John Jones

1932The Big Stampede
Deputy Sheriff John Steele

1932That’s My Boy
Football Player (uncredited)

1932The Hurricane Express
The Air Pilot

1930Cheer Up and Smile
Roy (uncredited)

1930Rough Romance
Lumberjack (uncredited)

1930Born Reckless
Extra (uncredited)

1929The Forward Pass
Extra (uncredited)

1929Salute
Midshipman Bill (uncredited)

1929Words and Music
Pete Donahue (as Duke Morrison)

1929The Black Watch
42nd Highlander (uncredited)

1929Speakeasy
Extra (uncredited)

1928Noah’s Ark
Flood Extra (uncredited)

1928Hangman’s House
Horse Race Spectator (uncredited) / Condemned Man in Flashback (uncredited)

1928Four Sons
Officer (uncredited)

1928Mother Machree
Extra (uncredited)

1927The Drop Kick
Football Player (uncredited) / Extra in Stands (uncredited)

1927Annie Laurie
Extra (uncredited)

1926The Great K & A Train Robbery
Extra (uncredited)

1926Bardelys the Magnificent
Guard (uncredited)

Date of Birth

26 May 1907Winterset, Iowa, USA

Date of Death

11 June 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA (lung & stomach cancer)

Birth Name

Marion Robert Morrison

Nickname

Duke
JW (family nickname)

Height

6′ 4″ (1.93 m)

Mini Biography

” John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) was the son of pharmacist Clyde Morrison and his wife Mary. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert. Until the ranch failed, Marion and his younger brother Robert E. Morrison swam in an irrigation ditch and rode a horse to school. When the ranch failed, the family moved to Glendale, California, where Marion delivered medicines for his father, sold newspapers and had an Airedale dog named “Duke” (the source of his own nickname). He did well at school both academically and in football. When he narrowly failed admission to Annapolis he went to USC on a football scholarship 1925-7. Tom Mix got him a summer job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets. On the set he became close friends with director John Ford for whom, among others, he began doing bit parts, some billed as John Wayne. His first featured film was Men Without Women (1930). After more than 70 low-budget westerns and adventures, mostly routine, Wayne’s career was stuck in a rut until Ford cast him in Stagecoach (1939), the movie that made him a star. He appeared in nearly 250 movies, many of epic proportions. From 1942-43 he was in a radio series, “The Three Sheets to the Wind”, and in 1944 he helped found the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a right-wing political organization, later becoming its President. His conservative political stance was also reflected in The Alamo (1960), which he produced, directed and starred in. His patriotic stand was enshrined in The Green Berets (1968) which he co-directed and starred in. Over the years Wayne was beset with health problems. In September 1964 he had a cancerous left lung removed; in March 1978 there was heart valve replacement surgery; and in January 1979 his stomach was removed. He received the Best Actor nomination for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and finally got the Oscar for his role as one-eyed Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969). A Congressional Gold Medal was struck in his honor in 1979. He is perhaps best remembered for his parts in Ford’s cavalry trilogy - Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950).”

 

 

 

TRIVIA

Spouses
Pilar Wayne (1 November 1954 - 11 June 1979) (his death) 3 children
Esperanza Baur (17 January 1946 - 1 November 1954) (divorced)
Josephine Alicia Saenz (24 June 1933 - 25 December 1945) (divorced) 4 children

Trade Mark

Westerns

Slow talk and distinctive, gravelly voice

War movies

Distinctive cat-like walk

His movies frequently reflected his conservative values

Often starred with Maureen O’Hara

 

 

 

 

Trivia

” Holds the record for the actor with the most leading parts – 142. In all but 11 films he played the leading part.

Ranked #16 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. (October 1997)

Born at 1:00pm-CST.

Children with Pilar WayneAissa WayneEthan Wayne and Marisa Wayne.

Sons with Josephine: Michael Wayne (producer) and Patrick Wayne (actor); daughters Toni Wayne and Melinda Wayne.

Most published sources refer to Wayne’s birth name as Marion Michael Morrison. His birth certificate, however, gives his original name as Marion Robert Morrison. According to Wayne’s own statements, after the birth of his younger brother in 1911, his parents named the newborn Robert Emmett and changed Wayne’s name from Marion Robert to Marion Michael. It has also been suggested by several of his biographers that Wayne’s parents actually changed his birth name from Marion Robert to Marion Mitchell. In “Duke: The Life and Times of John Wayne” (1985), Donald Shepherd and Robert F. Slatzer state that when Wayne’s younger brother was born, “the Duke’s middle name was changed from Robert to Mitchell. . . . After he gained celebrity, Duke deliberately confused biographers and others by claiming Michael as his middle name, a claim that had no basis in fact.”

His production company, Batjac, was originally to be called Batjak, after the shipping company owned by Luther Adler‘s character in the filmWake of the Red Witch (1948). A secretary’s typo while she was drawing up the papers resulted in it being called Batjac, and Wayne, not wanting to hurt her feelings, kept her spelling of it.

In the comic “Preacher”, his ghost appears in several issues, clothed in his traditional gunfighter outfit, as a mentor to the hero of the series, Jesse Custer.

Great-uncle of boxer/actor Tommy Morrison, aka “The Duke”.

An entry in the logbook of director John Ford‘s yacht “Araner”, during a voyage along the Baja peninsula, made a reference to one of Wayne’s pranks on Ward Bond: “Caught the first mate [Wayne] pissing in [Ward] Bond’s flask this morning – must remember to give him a raise.”

He and his drinking buddy, actor Ward Bond, frequently played practical jokes on each other. In one incident, Bond bet Wayne that they could stand on opposite sides of a newspaper and Wayne wouldn’t be able to hit him. Bond set a sheet of newspaper down in a doorway, Wayne stood on one end, and Bond slammed the door in his face, shouting “Try and hit me now!” Wayne responded by sending his fist through the door, flooring Bond (and winning the bet).

His favorite drink was Sauza Commemorativo Tequila, and he often served it with ice that he had chipped from an iceberg during one of his voyages on his yacht, “The Wild Goose”.

He was offered the lead in The Dirty Dozen (1967), but went to star in and direct The Green Berets (1968) instead. The part was eventually given to Lee Marvin.

The evening before a shoot he was trying to get some sleep in a Las Vegas hotel. The suite directly below his was that of Frank Sinatra (never a good friend of Wayne), who was having a party. The noise kept Wayne awake, and each time he made a complaining phone call it quieted temporarily but each time eventually grew louder. Wayne at last appeared at Sinatra’s door and told Frank to stop the noise. A Sinatra bodyguard of Wayne’s size approached saying, “Nobody talks to Mr. Sinatra that way.” Wayne looked at the man, turned as though to leave, then backhanded the bodyguard, who fell to the floor, where Wayne knocked him out by crashing a chair on top of him. The party noise stopped.

He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

His spoken album “America: Why I Love Her” became a surprise best-seller and Grammy nominee when it was released in 1973. Reissued on CD in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it became a best-seller all over again.

Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued on Friday, March 23rd, 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp featured Wayne as The Ringo Kid in Stagecoach (1939). The other films honored were Beau Geste (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939).

Upon being cast by Raoul Walsh in Fox’s The Big Trail (1930) the studio decided his name had to be changed. Walsh said he was reading a biography on General “Mad” Anthony Wayne and suggested that name. The studio liked the last name but not the first and decided on “John Wayne” as the final rendition.

He once made a cameo appearance on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962). In episode, “The Beverly Hillbillies: The Indians Are Coming (#5.20)”(1967). And when asked how he wanted to be paid, his answer, in return, was “Give me a fifth of bourbon – that’ll square it.”.

In 1973 he was awarded the Gold Medal from the National Football Foundation for his days playing football for Glendale High School and USC.

Arguably Wayne’s worst film, The Conqueror (1956), in which he played Genghis Kahn, was based on a script that director Dick Powell had every intention of throwing into the wastebasket. According to Powell, when he had to leave his office at RKO for a few minutes during a story conference, he returned to find a very enthused Wayne reading the script, which had been in a pile of possible scripts on Powell’s desk, and insisting that this was the movie he wanted to make. As Powell himself summed it up, “Who am I to turn down John Wayne?”.

Among his favorite leisure activities were playing bridge, poker, and chess.

He was buried at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar, California, (a community within his hometown of Newport Beach). His grave finally received a plaque in 1999.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1974.

Grandfather of actor Brendan Wayne.

Because his on-screen adventures involved the slaying of a slew of Mexicans, Native Americans and Japanese, he has been called a racist by his critics. They believe this was strengthened by a Playboy Magazine interview in which he suggested that blacks were not yet qualified to hold high public office because “discrimination prevented them from receiving the kind of education a political career requires”. Yet all of his three wives were of Latin descent.

He was voted the 5th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Just on his sheer popularity and his prominent political activism, the Republican party in 1968 supposedly asked him to run for President of the USA, even though he had no previous political experience. He turned them down because he did not believe America would take a movie star running for the President seriously. He did however support Ronald Reagan‘s campaigns for governor of California in 1966 and 1970, as well as his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1976.

Wayne was initiated into DeMolay in 1924 at the Glendale Chapter in Glendale California.

Received the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1970.

He was a Master Mason. In other words, he was a good man who became a member of the Masonic Fraternity.

Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Thursday, September 9th, 2004. The first-day ceremonies were held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “

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Waltz With Cannes: ‘Bashir’ Director Moves From War To Wow In Animated Sci-Fi Film

 

 

 

The_Congress

 

 

” Ari Folman’s eagerly-awaited follow-up to ‘Waltz with Bashir’ premieres at Cannes on Thursday. This time the Israeli director mixes animation and flesh-and-blood actors in a sci-fi venture.

Folman’s long journey with “Waltz with Bashir” has turned him into an experienced stage animal. Still, most interesting at Holon were the slivers he revealed about “The Congress,” which is based on the book “The Futurological Congress” by Polish sci-fi novelist Stanislaw Lem.

Folman was introduced to Lem’s 1971 book when he was 16, he says. It’s an allegory about the communist regime: a dictatorial state that feeds its citizens drugs to control them more easily. He reread it as a student, and when he was looking for an idea for his new film, the book sprang to mind.

Folman’s “The Congress,” then, is a loose adaptation of Lem’s book and takes plenty of liberties deviating from the source. Wright (“The Princess Bride,” “House of Cards”) appears as herself. She plays an aging actress who receives a surprising offer from a Hollywood studio: They offer to build a three-dimensional figure that would look and sound exactly like her, and send that figure to act in films. That way she would stay eternally young. They offer her a generous payment, but she would have to give up her acting career completely.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Chan Back In Action, Branding US More Corrupt Than China

 

 

 

” He went on to say America is “the most corrupt [country] in the world” – not China. “Where does this great breakdown [of corruption] come from? It started exactly from the [rest of the] world, the United States … If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will?” he said.

The interview to promote his new movie CZ12 was aired in December and translated into English by website Ministry of Tofu, but only alighted on by the US newspaper this week. “

 

 

 

Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (Live)

Elvis Bio

Elvis Presley – All Shook Up

ELVIS PRESLEY’S PRIVATE HOME MOVIES 1

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating
1956
Elvis Presley [1956]
Elvis Presley [1956] RCA/BMG / BMG
1956
Elvis [1956]
Elvis [1956] BMG International
1957
Loving You
Loving You BMG International
1957
Elvis' Christmas Album
Elvis’ Christmas Album RCA Victor
1958
King Creole
King Creole RCA
1959
For LP Fans Only
For LP Fans Only RCA Victor
1959
A Date with Elvis
A Date with Elvis BMG International
1960
Elvis Is Back!/Something for Everybody
Elvis Is Back!/Something for Everybody DCC Compact Classics
1960
G.I. Blues
G.I. Blues BMG
1960
His Hand in Mine
His Hand in Mine RCA
1961
Something for Everybody
Something for Everybody RCA
1961
Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii RCA Victor
1962
Pot Luck with Elvis
Pot Luck with Elvis RCA / BMG International
1963
It Happened at the World's Fair
It Happened at the World’s Fair Follow Dream
1963
Fun in Acapulco
Fun in Acapulco Bmg / Sony Music Entertainment
1963
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls! BMG / Custom Marketing Group / Sony Music Entertainment
1964 Kissin’ Cousins
1964
Roustabout
Roustabout BMG / Custom Marketing Group / Sony Music Entertainment
1964
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas Sony Music Entertainment
1965
Girl Happy
Girl Happy BMG / Sony CMG / Sony Music Entertainment
1965
Elvis for Everyone!
Elvis for Everyone! RCA Victor
1965
Harum Scarum
Harum Scarum RCA Victor
1965 Tickle Me
1966
Frankie and Johnny
Frankie and Johnny BMG / Sony Music Entertainment
1966
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Paradise, Hawaiian Style Follow That Dream
1966 Spinout
1967
How Great Thou Art
How Great Thou Art RCA
1967
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
1967
Clambake
Clambake BMG / Sony Music Entertainment
1968 Speedway
1968
NBC-TV Special ['68 Comeback]
NBC-TV Special ['68 Comeback] RCA
1968 NBC-TV Special RCA
1968 Shake, Rattle & Roll [MBop Direct] MBop Direct/Sound & Vision
1969
From Elvis in Memphis
From Elvis in Memphis RCA
1969 From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis RCA
1970
Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada RCA Victor
1970
On Stage
On Stage RCA
1970
Back in Memphis
Back in Memphis RCA Victor
1970
That's the Way It Is
That’s the Way It Is RCA
1971
Elvis Country
Elvis Country RCA
1971
Love Letters from Elvis
Love Letters from Elvis RCA Victor
1972
Elvis Now
Elvis Now RCA
1972
He Touched Me
He Touched Me RCA
1972
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden RCA
1973
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite RCA
1973
Raised on Rock
Raised on Rock RCA
1974
Good Times
Good Times RCA
1974
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis RCA
1975
Promised Land
Promised Land RCA Victor
1975
Today
Today BMG / Bmg
1976
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee BMG Japan / RCA
1977
Moody Blue
Moody Blue RCA
1977
Elvis in Concert
Elvis in Concert RCA
1978 Memories of Elvis RCA
1997
Elvis: The Fool Album
Elvis: The Fool Album RCA / BMG International
2003
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas RCA
2010
Viva Elvis: The Album
Viva Elvis: The Album Legacy / RCA
Elvis Presley: Live! RCA
Loving You [Into U]
Loving You [Into U] INTO U
The American Music Heritage, Vol. 2: 1956-1957
The American Music Heritage, Vol. 2: 1956-1957 Frémeaux

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 colour

Movies

Actor (31 titles)

1969The Trouble with Girls
Walter Hale
1968Speedway
Steve Grayson
1968Stay Away, Joe
Joe Lightcloud
1967Clambake
Scott Hayward/’Tom Wilson’
1967Double Trouble
Guy Lambert
1967Easy Come, Easy Go
Ted Jackson
1966Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Rick Richards
1965Harum Scarum
Johnny Tyronne
1964Roustabout
Charlie Rogers
1964Viva Las Vegas
Lucky Jackson
1962Girls! Girls! Girls!
Ross Carpenter
1962Kid Galahad
Walter Gulick
1961Wild in the Country
Glenn Tyler
1960Flaming Star
Pacer Burton
1960G.I. Blues
Tulsa McLean
1957Loving You
Deke Rivers

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Happy Birthday To The King

‘I Don’t Think It’s About More Gun Control’

 

 

 

 

 

Well , what do you know , again we find ourselves in agreement with someone we seldom agree with . That flock of pigs is growing .

 

” Actor Samuel L. Jackson is refusing to join the chorus of actors, celebrities and politicians pushing for more gun control in the wake of the deadly massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere, and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”

Jackson, one of the stars in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming violent Civil-War era thriller “Django Unchained,” said parents and role models are more important than gun control laws. “

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” “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” recalls that marvelous moment in time when man finally conquered the air
but didn’t quite know what to do with that skill.

  It’s also a hearty example of.mid-60s filmmaking, when grand ambitions, improving visual effects and frothy comedy all worked in unison to create an undeniably giddy treat. “

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