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Gun Thread (12-28-2014)

About that SIG AR pistol brace Seems that story making the Internet rounds about the ATF's conflicting ruling based on use is pretty much wrong. Robert?s article said that the ATF has ?reversed? itself, and that?s not really true. This...

LBJ Defenders Object to Selma’s Portrayal, Twitter Objects to LBJ Defenders

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

"The makers of the new movie Selma apparently just couldn’t resist taking dramatic, trumped-up license with a true story that didn’t need any embellishment to work as a big-screen historical drama."

A Long Walk

(NSFW: Language) A man looks back at a tragic moment from his childhood, when one of his friends was publicly humiliated by that friend’s father for dressing up like a girl. Chinonye Chukwu’s short film is based on a true story.

True Story (Trailer)

James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this thriller based on a critically-acclaimed memoir. A disgraced journalist enters a bizarre relationship with a man accused of murdering his own family then stealing the journalist’s identity.

Long Read: “Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?”

(NSFW – no visuals, but many words liable to trip filters. Also, Trigger warning, for obvious reasons) Women are chained to their sewing machines, young teenage migrants pick crops, but if you really want to massage American outrage glands you want to talk about sex. Or sexual abuse, which a great many people conflate with [Read more...]

Kat Dennings and Chad Michael Murray Made a Movie Together (???)

The story of how the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms came into existence is now a movie of the same name "based on a true story" (the true story of how the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms was created). Show More Summary

‘To Write Love on Her Arms’ Trailer: Kat Dennings Deals With Addiction

Kat Dennings takes a break from TV with the film To Write Love On Her Arms, which is inspired by the true story of a young woman who founded a charity group after her own battle with addiction and depression. Just as the actual charity,...Show More Summary

The Weird Utopia of Wall Street

© Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos. New York City, November 17, 2011 Wall Street is said to be fueled by the twin passions of greed and fear. That's true enough, but not the whole story. There's also a credo, a conviction, that all the deals and emotions add up to a surge of general bounty. Show More Summary

Belarus President Tells "Retailers, Money-Grabbers And Thieves" That Capital Controls "Will Remain Forever"

There is just so much win in the following article describing what is taking place in hyperinflation-ridden Belarus (aka a true Keynesian success story), that we decided to post it in its entirety. State control of prices in BelarusShow More Summary

‘American Sniper’ Hits Theaters Christmas Day – See The Making Of Clint Eastwood’s Powerful True Story (Video)

EXCLUSIVE: When Clint Eastwood's American Sniper premiered at the AFI Fest last month, I wrote that I felt it was his finest film in the decade since his 2004 Million Dollar Baby earned him Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for the second time  (after 1992's Unforgiven did the same trick). Show More Summary

What the City of New York Did to "Typhoid Mary" Was Pretty Horrific

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mary Mallon, an immigrant woman working in New York City in the early 1900s, became the most famous symbol of infectious disease in the United States. But the true story behind "Typhoid Mary" is more terrifying — and depressing — than you ever realized. Read more...

‘Many of these gods come from stars’: The fascinating true story of angels, virgin birth and Jesus

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Valerie Tarico interviews Dr. Tony Nugent, scholar of world religions. Dr. Nugent is a symbologist, an expert in ancient symbols. He taught at Seattle University for fifteen years in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and is an ordained Presbyterian minister. Many Americans have heard...

What If It’s True?

Suppose what some call the “Christmas story” is true — all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh. By

Kat Dennings Takes a Dramatic Turn in the To Write Love on Her Arms Trailer

The true story will arrive in March of 2015 from Sony Pictures The post Kat Dennings Takes a Dramatic Turn in the To Write Love on Her Arms Trailer appeared first on

‘Big Eyes’ Review: Pete Hammond On Tim Burton’s Latest ‘Weird, Weird’ Tale

Director Tim Burton's latest movie, Big Eyes, is about Walter and Margaret Keane, a story so crazy that it has to be true, and it is. As I say in my video review above, it features terrific turns by Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams, who both have been nominated for Golden…

Watch: Official Trailer for the New Moby-Dick Movie

Warner Brothers has just released the new trailer for the movie “In The Heart of The Seas”, telling the true story of the events that inspired Herman Melville to write [...] The post Watch: Official Trailer for the New Moby-Dick Movie appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Tim Burton Art Fraud Drama Big Eyes Has Big Problems

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

At first glance, Big Eyes may look like the least Burtonesque film Tim Burton has ever made. But as he unravels the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), the creator of kitschy paintings of destitute children with enormous eyes that her husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) claimed as his own and got rich off of, many of the director's trademark weaknesses become apparent.

'Unbroken' indeed, yet Jolie chooses agony over redemption

Despite its many impressive elements, "Unbroken" plays incomplete and unbalanced. The film has made a decision not to tell all of Louis Zamperini's riveting true story, and that choice costs it in the end.

Dog Rescued from Certain Death in Trash Is True Holiday Miracle

Here is the story of a dog rescued by a man who went to check up on her a year later. Read more...

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