[VIDEO] Comedians in Cars Season 6 Preview


[VIDEO] First Shooting of Batman in Suicide Squad – Toronto – May 27, 2015


‘Allegory of the City of Madrid’, 1810


GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
Allegory of the City of Madrid
Oil on canvas, 260 x 195 cm
Museo Municipal, Madrid

[VIDEO] LEGO: First Person Shooter

Comic Panel from ‘Betty Bates, Lady-at-Law’ in Hit Comics #11 (1941)


Miles Davis Statue in Kielce, Poland


Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) – Happy Birthday Miles!


[VIDEO] Memorial Day Movies: TMC Marathon

Robert Rorke has a short list of best-of movies, from TMC’s marathon, here’s a few of them:

From Here to Eternity” James Jones’ World War II novel was immortalized in this terrific adaptation. Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra star. Winner of eight Oscars.

The Dirty Dozen” Twelve convicted GIs parachute into Nazi-occupied France to scale a chateau housing top-ranking German officers. Starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.

Patton” The justifiably famous and controversial biopic about Gen. George S. Patton Jr. driving the Germans from North Africa in World War II. Star George C. Scott won the Best Actor Oscar and turned it down. “Patton” also won Best Picture and six more Academy Awards.

The Sand Pebbles” which aired earlier this morning. Steve McQueen stars as a naval engineer stationed in China who rescues a group of missionaries in 1926….(read more)

New York Post

[VIDEO] REWIND 2011: Andrew Breitbart: Illiberal Democrat Collectivism Vilifies Individualism, Independence, Part 2

http://democracybroadcasting.com Hollywood blacklisting silences dissent against Obama. Filmed at BlogWorld NYC June, 2011.

Illustration: Ben Shahn for CBS Television

Ben Shahn - CBS TV

More Avengers with a Floral Chinese Twist

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Illustration Showcase: Joseph Veazey

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[REWIND] The Avengers on David Letterman


[VIDEO] Memorial Day Weekend DIY Guide: How to Make an American Flag with Bacon

China Suspends WWII Drama After Complaints About ‘Crotch Bomb’ Scene


Katie Nelson reports: An anti-Japanese war drama has been temporarily pulled from Chinese television after viewers complained that a scene showing a female character concealing a suicide bomb in her crotch has gone too far.

“They are using sex and violence to entice the audience under the cover of national sentiments. They are reveling on the scars of the history.”

— Xinhua editorial that lashed out at ludicrous plots in such dramas

That’s saying something, considering Chinese TV dramas set during the Japanese invasion are known for their impossibly violent and outlandish plots. This includes one scenario in which a man ripped a Japanese soldier in half with his bare hands, and another scene showing a communist hero blowing up a plane by tossing a hand grenade in the air.


“The authorities have banned foreign TV shows only to let us see this?”

— Question from a dissatisfied netizen

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) is now reviewing the popular period drama Together We Fight the Devils, after the viewers seemed to agree that the scene showing Chinese actress Ge Tian pulling an explosive from her undercarriage was even more lewd than usual.

[See the video at Shanghaiist]

The shot begins with “sister Yin” visiting her lover who’d been locked up by Japanese soldiers, Associated Press explains.

He fondles her and finds a grenade hidden in her crotch. It is meant for a suicidal act of resistance against his Japanese captors. Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] Batkid Begins: Official Trailer [HD]

Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard Selfie


[PHOTO] Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, 1963

Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, 1963.

Crime Fiction: ‘Never Kill a Cop’, Cover Art by Darrell Greene, 1959


Sept 1959 Pocket first printing


Crime Fiction: ‘Murder is Served’, by Frances & Richard Lockridge, Cover Art by Eddie Chan, Avon Paperback, 1951

Eddie-Chan1951 Avon paperback. Cover art by Eddie Chan

Third Car of the Future: 1970



In Perfect Harmony: Mad Men Finale


The Real Story Behind ‘Mad Men’s’ ‘I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke’ Ad

(Warning: spoilers) John Jurgensen writes: For Don Draper, enlightenment apparently came in the form of the perfect advertising pitch. After sinking to the depths of anguish, loss and emptiness in the series finale of Mad Men,” Don ended up in lotus position, bathed in sunshine on a hillside, with a sphinx-like smile on his face. Cut to a grainy 1971 commercial for Coca-Cola, one of the most famous TV spots in advertising history.


The implication (which sharp viewers predicted, after so many Coke allusions in recent episodes) was that Don would return to McCann Erickson with a brilliant idea in hand for a commercial featuring a multiracial cast singing about a world living in “perfect harmony,” thanks to a particular soda.

In fact, the real-life person behind the idea was a creative director at McCann Erickson named Bill Backer…(read more)


[VIDEO] Universal Studios Releases First Trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic


Universal Studios has just released the first trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The trailer gives us our first on-screen look at star Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, along with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Mac engineer Joanna Hoffman, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley….(read more)


[PHOTOS] ‘Don Draper Staring Blankly’

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[Via Tumblr site Don Draper Staring Blankly]

Movie Poster: ‘Blue Velvet’


B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding with the King

B.B. King & Eric Clapton

B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding with the King, 2000




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