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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Oblivion

Dan Persons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Oblivion is a fun, state-of-the-art, big-studio science fiction adventurer, action-packed and, under the direction of Joseph Kosinski, quite beautiful.

ReThink Review: Oblivion - Sci-Fi Sampler

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I've been a fan of Tom Cruise ever since Top Gun in 1986. Perhaps my favorite performance of his is Born On the Fourth of July, where Cruise proved th...

Oblivion... Forgettable

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oblivion begins with great art direction and sci-fi special effects and ends with you longing for Tom Cruise to return to a romantic comedy. Any romantic comedy.

On the 'Morality' of Cinematic Action-Movie Massacres

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Can a certain level or type of violence actually make a popcorn action film less enjoyable and/or null the would-be happy ending? Arguably there should be some kind of proverbial line in the sand when it comes to casual carnage in 'just for fun' action pictures.

Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Olympus Has Fallen offers a level of jingoistic fear-mongering the likes of which are more commonly associated with a 1980s Chuck Norris vehicle. It isn't terribly smart and it peaks in the first act, but damned if I didn't enjoy the picture nonetheless.

ReThink Review: Olympus Has Fallen - In Defense of (Some) Movie Violence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

How do we decide which types of violent entertainments are appropriate and which are gratuitous and glorifying? As with most difficult issues, context is key.

Would 'Olympus Has Fallen' Have Been A Better 'Die Hard 5'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, a movie titled Olympus Has Fallen will join scores of other titles at your local movie theater. Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) stars as a Secret Service agent who must rescue the president, played by Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen), from North Korean terrorists. Here, we answer every question you could possibly have about Olympus Has Fallen.

Under Attack: 7 Thwarted Acts of Terror in America

Posted 03.01.2013 | Entertainment

It has been said that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Fortunately there has been no shortage of good men an...

Fact Vs. Fiction: Who Should Run The Country In Time Of Crisis?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

When the White House (Secret Service code: "Olympus") is captured In the upcoming thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, it’s up to an ex-secret service agen...

Protecting the White House: Just How Secure Is It? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

In Olympus Has Fallen, the upcoming action thriller by Antoine Fuqua, terrorists take over the White House (secret service code: "Olympus"). To celebr...

Alec Baldwin For President?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2013 | Celebrity

Oprah Winfrey campaigns with them, Stephen Colbert satirizes them and Clint Eastwood talks to them while they're invisible. Celebrities' presidential ...

Think You Have What it Takes to be a Secret Service Agent?

Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

In the upcoming thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, the White House (Secret Service code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President...

WATCH: It's 'Die Hard' In The White House

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

The "Olympus Has Fallen" trailer is the Mad Libs of action-movie history. There's the "Die Hard"-y plot -- the White House is taken over by terrori...

Obama is WHO? Secret Service Codenames Declassified (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In Antoine Fuqua’s latest thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, it’s up to an ex-secret service agent (played by Gerard Butler) to thwart a terrorist atta...

WATCH: True Facts About Morgan Freeman

Posted 01.11.2013 | Comedy

You thought you knew everything about Morgan Freeman, didn't you? Well, you haven't heard Ze Frank's True Facts About Morgan Freeman, which is obvious...

Morgan Freeman and the Media: Anatomy of a Hoax

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Media
Zaki Hasan

As is clear after reading this article tracking the supposed Freeman quote's metamorphosis into a viral phenom, there's heavy irony in folks decrying the media's prevailing influence while re-posting something they likely wouldn't have given a thought to had it not come from an actor whose voice they like.

What Role Will Your Company Play in Disruptive Video?

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Sam Branson, son of Richard, announced this week that anyone in the world can view his documentary for free for one month, not in movie theatres, but on his production company's branded YouTube channel.

Morgan Freeman Statement On Newtown Shooting Is A Hoax

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.17.2012 | Celebrity

A representative for Morgan Freeman says that a statement attributed to the actor regarding the Newtown, Conn., shooting is a hoax. On Saturday, a...

Denzel, Jamie Foxx And Morgan Freeman Receive NAACP Image Award Nods

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — "Flight," "Django Unchained," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Red Tails" and "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" are up for the outstanding...

The Tide Is Turning

Amanda Feilding | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Amanda Feilding

A drug policy based on health, harm reduction, cost effectiveness and human rights is no longer an impossible dream; it is something that is almost within our reach.

WATCH: Morgan Freeman Narrates Same-Sex Marriage Ad

Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Morgan Freeman has loaned his signature voice to documentaries, commercials and the Obama campaign. Now, it's appearing in a new ad for marriage equal...

WATCH: 'Now You See Me' Trailer

Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Summit Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming film, "Now You See Me." The magician movie, directed by Louis Leterrier ("The Incr...

It's 'The Hangover' For Old People | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment

How will the Wolf Pack look after retirement? Probably something like the cast of "Last Vegas," an upcoming comedy about a wild bachelor party thrown ...

My Anti-Bucket List

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Amy Wruble

Instead of pressuring myself to see the world, run a marathon or win a Grammy (as a mom to a toddler, I consider it a victory when I leave the house with clean hair), I thought I'd let myself off the hook on some of my least favorite activities.

Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen Stand up for Obama and America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the closing days of a high-stakes election that will be determined by turnout, great stars such as Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen stand tall fighting for the future of America.