The Pyongyang International Film Festival Top Honors – Young Woman Devotes Herself to Raising Orphans

September 24, 2016

The winner of the “Best Torch Award,” selected by a panel of international judges, was “Story About My House,” a drama about Ri Jong A, who wins the honors of leader Kim Jong Un for devoting herself to raising orphans after graduating from school. The prizes were announced at a lavishly decorated hall in central Pyongyang replete with glittery gowns, golden trophies and colorful stage lighting — but no red…


Virginia Gun Rights Activists File $12 million Defamation Lawsuit Over an Edit

September 14, 2016

The segment in “Under the Gun” shows nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League how felons or terrorists could be prevented from purchasing a gun without background checks. Activists can be heard on audio of the exchange responding to Couric’s question almost immediately. Couric was executive producer of the film. She said in a message on the film’s website in May that…


Tom Brady, Michael Strahan produce ‘Religion of Sports’ show

September 13, 2016

Tom Brady and Michael Strahanare teaming up to  produce a six-part documentary TV series called “Religion of Sports.”. Each hour-long episode looks at different examples of the cultural and spiritual impact of sports in religions around the world. The show explores the rivalry between soccer clubs in Glasgow, Scotland, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Alberta, Canada and the rise of “e-sports.” It also delves into NASCAR, mixed martial arts and minor…


Leonardo DiCaprio unveils climate change ‘Before the Flood’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

September 10, 2016

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Leonardo DiCaprio has unveiled his climate change documentary “Before the Flood”. The film was directed by Fisher Stevens. It chronicles DiCaprio’s exploits around the globe to raise awareness about climate change. DiCaprio is a United Nations Ambassador of Peace. He was greeted by fans outside the film’s premiere Friday. The Academy Award-winning actor says, “We are truly at a turning point in history.” He says this…


Muhammad Ali was the subject of plenty films and star of a few

June 6, 2016

He was brash, bold, the best in the world — just ask him — and might have won an Oscar instead of heavyweight gold had he taken his A-list talents to Hollywood instead of the boxing ring. Muhammad Ali would almost seem unbelievable if he was created as a work of fiction for a movie script. He was more quotable than any Tarantino flick, had the presence of Brando in…