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 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

STAR TREK---Mark L. Smith (THE REVENANT) was chosen to write the script for Quentin Tarantino's R-rated Trek movie.





THE MEG---first photo released shows the giant prehistoric Megalodon shark attacking Jason Statham in a deep sea research station in the movie based on the novel MEG.
Statham said, "I play a former navy captain and diver and I get hired to rescue a team of scientists who are trapped at the bottom of the sea in their research station by a giant shark. Then all hell breaks loose…Who doesn’t want to watch a film about the biggest shark that’s ever existed?”





SEX SCANDALS---producer Gary Goddard (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HAIR), who was accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Edwards (TOP GUN) when he was 12 years old, was accused of sexual assaulting seven more men when they were teenagers.
An online petition demands that Matt Damon's cameo be removed from the all-female OCEAN'S 8 after his comments about sexual assaults in the entertainment business, "...if somebody had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-by-case basis. You go, 'What's the story here?'...We're in this watershed moment, and it's great, but I think one thing that's not being talked about is there are a whole s**tload of guys - the preponderance of men I've worked with - who don't do this kind of thing and whose lives aren't going to be affected."
Sylvester Stallone denied a second woman's claim that he sexually assaulted a woman in his Santa Monica office in 1990. Another woman claimed Stallone forced her to have sex with Stallone and his bodyguard in 1986 when she was 16 years old.
E! fired THE ROYALS showrunner Mark Schwahn after writer Audrey Wauchope accused him of sexual harassment.
TJ Miller (SILICON VALLEY) denied he raped a former classmate when he was in college, although rape rumors have surrounded him for years.

GRAVES---Epix cancelled the series.

ROSEANNE---Sarah Chalke (SCRUBS) will play Andrea, a woman who gets Becky to be her pregnancy surrogate, in the sequel series.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


STAR TREK---Mark L. Smith (THE REVENANT) was chosen to write the script for Quentin Tarantino's R-rated Trek movie.


Please tell me this "R-rated" Star Trek thing is just wishful thinking and not seriously being considered. In fact I hope it's just BS from the studio to keep Star Trek in the spot light as they struggle to gain fan support with Discovery.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

It's the Day Of The Locust. Watch out, Walter Peck.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Please tell me this "R-rated" Star Trek thing is just wishful thinking and not seriously being considered. In fact I hope it's just BS from the studio to keep Star Trek in the spot light as they struggle to gain fan support with Discovery.


As I recall, the whole thing was just Tarantino musing that he COULD convene a writers meeting to kick ideas around, if he felt like getting involved. Then some other sources ran with the ball and reported it as having actually taken place.
So I think it's a whole lot of something about nothing.
Your theory is most likely correct.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Speaking of sex scandals (in addition to Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey), the daddy of the current sex scandals is former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who for years sent numerous sexual messages to women, including porn actress Ginger Lee. The sex scandal led to his resigning from Congress and finishing a dismal fifth in the Democrat primary for the New York mayoral race.
Weiner was eventually sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting to a 15 year-old girl in North Carolina. According to a Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper article, he told the girl he wanted her to wear sexy schoolgirl outfits and touch herself while calling out his name. Weiner also said his "rape fantasies" included sex so rough "that you would...limp for a week."



A screenshot showed some of Weiner's messages, texting as "Carlos Danger", to one woman.







I think there are OTHER government employees who think, like Weiner, Franken and Conyers, that the law will not catch up with them. The screenshots say otherwise.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I'm not the biggest Matt Damon fan, but he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting here.
His statements were logical and even-tempered*.
So of COURSE he must be wiped out.
roll eyes

(* For the record, his statement was [and I'm paraphrasing] that there is no way a pat on the butt equals an actual rape and that the consequences of unwanted sexual advances should be determined individually, according to the relative severity of the crime.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Speaking of sex scandals (in addition to Marvin Weiner and Kevin Spacey), the daddy of the current sex scandals is former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who for years sent numerous sexual messages to women, including porn actress Ginger Lee. The sex scandal led to his resigning from Congress and finishing a dismal fifth in the Democrat primary for the New York mayoral race.
Weiner was eventually sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting to a 15 year-old girl in North Carolina. According to a Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper article, he told the girl he wanted her to wear sexy schoolgirl outfits and touch herself while calling out his name. Weiner also said his "rape fantasies" included sex so rough "that you would...limp for a week."


Texting the 15 year old aside, I really don't give a damn how he gets his jollies off, and it's none of our business. It didn't effect his job. But we're sooooo puritan we get our gollies off by crying moral superiority. The dude got shafted, and I'm just not talking about his last name.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I'm not the biggest Matt Damon fan, but he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting here.
His statements were logical and even-tempered*.
So of COURSE he must be wiped out.
roll eyes

(* For the record, his statement was [and I'm paraphrasing] that there is no way a pat on the butt equals an actual rape and that the consequences of unwanted sexual advances should be determined individually, according to the relative severity of the crime.)


There is such a thing as 'guilt by association.' You know, that photograph where they're all over each other. It's obvious, innit?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

There is such a thing as 'guilt by association.' You know, that photograph where they're all over each other. It's obvious, innit?


Guilt by association absolutely does exist, yes--but not in a court of law.
In an industry such as film-making (and in every other walk of life, I hasten to add), it is not at all uncommon to be expected to appear jovial and celebratory in a photo with someone that may personally be a creepy slimeball.
But we must be careful to not infer guilt from such superficial evidence.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

There is such a thing as 'guilt by association.' You know, that photograph where they're all over each other. It's obvious, innit?


Guilt by association absolutely does exist, yes--but not in a court of law.
In an industry such as film-making (and in every other walk of life, I hasten to add), it is not at all uncommon to be expected to appear jovial and celebratory in a photo with someone that may personally be a creepy slimeball.
But we must be careful to not infer guilt from such superficial evidence.


Says who??

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Says who??


I'm not sure what you mean, Grec.
Which part?

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Says who??


I'm not sure what you mean, Grec.
Which part?


Ah, the ambiguity of language. I was actually positively reinforcing your POV. As far as I know, the story is Damon is dealing with a family situation and needs time out to deal with it. Let's hope it is nothing too serious.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Ah, the ambiguity of language.


You got that right, mate.
It's a toughie at the best of times.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2017 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

THE MEG
Statham said, "I play a former navy captain and diver and I get hired to rescue a team of scientists who are trapped at the bottom of the sea in their research station by a giant shark. Then all hell breaks loose…Who doesn’t want to watch a film about the biggest shark that’s ever existed?”


As long as Newman reprises his scientist character from JP

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

A deputy attorney general and son of a Watergate's G. Gordon Liddy was arrested for possessing kiddy porn.
He was arrested after someone sent incriminating evidence to children's pornography groups.
As I said before, if you post about sex with kids on the internet, someone probably made a copy of it.



Link: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/sd-me-ag-childporn-20170726-story.html

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I'm not the biggest Matt Damon fan, but he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting here.
His statements were logical and even-tempered*.
So of COURSE he must be wiped out.
roll eyes

(* For the record, his statement was [and I'm paraphrasing] that there is no way a pat on the butt equals an actual rape and that the consequences of unwanted sexual advances should be determined individually, according to the relative severity of the crime.)


I agree the broad French Revolution style of punishment is uncalled for since the crimes are not equivalent. And of course white men think it should be a case-by-case issue, etc. But from women's POV, it's systemic, much like police targeting black people, or racism in general (which is a societal reality no matter how much we claim "I aint racist" or "some of my best friends are black"). To qualify an old adage, You cant change a leopards spots, but you can disguise them. Men are inherently predatory beasts under the thin veneer of civilization.

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Dragon53 your entertainment threads are some of my favorite posts here, and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into them. Especially since I know the turmoils you've gone threw to make your posts from time to time.

But may I make a suggestion? Sex scandals are a dime a dozen, as we now know, and covering every single one is kinda a drag and makes your otherwise excellent entertainment news threads into tabloid.

Just my opinion on it. No disrespect intended. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

First deriding the Voyager album, now Dragon. I'm beginning to think Solium is on the Trump team.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I agree the broad French Revolution style of punishment is uncalled for since the crimes are not equivalent. And of course white men think it should be a case-by-case issue, etc. But from women's POV, it's systemic, much like police targeting black people, or racism in general (which is a societal reality no matter how much we claim "I aint racist" or "some of my best friends are black"). To qualify an old adage, You cant change a leopards spots, but you can disguise them. Men are inherently predatory beasts under the thin veneer of civilization.


I'm not trying to stir the pot here but, for what it's worth, every single woman I know shares the same point of view as the one I expressed.
And they are not saying it in terms of a woman's POV or a man's POV--they are saying in terms of "peoples's" POV (if that makes any sense).

I've been thinking that--wow--if Gene Simmons isn't living in fear these days, he probably should be.
Not exactly the same thing, but still...
His behavior has always made me flat-out nauseous.

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2017 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I agree the broad French Revolution style of punishment is uncalled for since the crimes are not equivalent. And of course white men think it should be a case-by-case issue, etc. But from women's POV, it's systemic, much like police targeting black people, or racism in general (which is a societal reality no matter how much we claim "I aint racist" or "some of my best friends are black"). To qualify an old adage, You cant change a leopards spots, but you can disguise them. Men are inherently predatory beasts under the thin veneer of civilization.

I'm not trying to stir the pot here but, for what it's worth, every single woman I know shares the same point of view as the one I expressed.
And they are not saying it in terms of a woman's POV or a man's POV--they are saying in terms of "peoples's" POV (if that makes any sense).


Then they're liars wink. Of course POV matters. It's like the backlash of whites inaccurately claiming "discrimination" because of affirmative action. The only way I can think to inform them of white privilege is by the analogy of handicap parking spaces - the world revolves around the abled (whites) and we dont notice this unless we're disabled (non-white), or inconvenienced by handicap parking spaces (affirmative action).
Generally speaking, it's human males that are hunting the females. You dont hear about women gang raping a guy (although maybe because he wouldnt perceive it as rape).

 
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