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  1. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account@realDonaldTrump Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown. Now I want a big win for everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and DACA, but especially for our Great Military and Border Security. Should be able to get there. See you at the negotiating table! 11:30 PM - 22 Jan 2018
  2. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Boy, Lincoln was really wasting his time when he tried to appeal to "the better angels of our nature." Of course, we all remember what happened to him.
  3. Films of 2017

    Continued from the previous section: Best Cinematography: "Arrival," Bradford Young "La La Land," Linus Sandgren "Lion," Greig Fraser "Moonlight," James Laxton "Silence," Rodrigo Prieto Best Production Design: "Arrival" -- Patrice Vermette (production design); Paul Hotte (set decoration) "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" -- Stuart Craig (production design); Anna Pinnock (set decoration) "Hail, Caesar!" -- Jess Gonchor (production design); Nancy Haigh (set decoration) "La La Land" -- David Wasco (production design); Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (set decoration) "Passengers" -- Hendrix Dyas (production design); Gene Serdena (set decoration) Best Costume Design: "Allied," Joanna Johnston "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Colleen Atwood "Florence Foster Jenkins," Consolata Boyle "Jackie," Madeline Fontaine "La La Land," Mary Zophres Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "A Man Called Ove," Eva von Bahr and Love Larson "Star Trek Beyond," Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo "Suicide Squad," Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson Best Film Editing: "Arrival," Joe Walker "Hacksaw Ridge," John Gilbert "Hell or High Water," Jake Roberts "La La Land," Tom Cross "Moonlight," Nat Saunders and Joi McMillon Best Visual Effects: "Deepwater Horizon," Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton "Doctor Strange," Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould "The Jungle Book," Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon "Kubo and the Two Strings," Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould Best Sound Editing: "Arrival," Sylvain Bellemare "Deepwater Horizon," Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli "Hacksaw Ridge," Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright "La La Land," Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan "Sully," Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman Best Sound Mixing: "Arrival," Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye "Hacksaw Ridge," Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace "La La Land," Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth
  4. Films of 2017

    Continued from the previous section: Best Animated Feature: "Kubo and the Two Strings," Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner "Moana," John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer "My Life As a Zucchini," Claude Barras and Max Karli "The Red Turtle," Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki "Zootopia," Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer Best Foreign Language Film: "Land of Mine" (Denmark) "A Man Called Ove" (Sweden) "The Salesman" (Iran) "Tanna" (Australia) "Toni Erdmann" (Germany) Best Documentary Feature: "Fire at Sea," Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo "I Am Not Your Negro," Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck "Life, Animated," Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman "O.J.: Made in America," Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow "13th," Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish Best Documentary Short Subject: "Extremis," Dan Krauss "4.1 Miles," Daphne Matziaraki "Joe’s Violin," Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen "Watani: My Homeland," Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis "The White Helmets," Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara Best Live Action Short Film: "Ennemis Intérieurs," Sélim Azzazi "La Femme et le TGV," Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff "Silent Nights," Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson "Sing," Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy "Timecode," Juanjo Giménez Best Animated Short Film: "Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev "Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj "Pear Cider and Cigarettes," Robert Valley and Cara Speller "Pearl," Patrick Osborne "Piper," Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer Best Original Score "Jackie," Mica Levi "La La Land," Justin Hurwitz "Lion," Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka "Moonlight," Nicholas Britell "Passengers," Thomas Newman Best Original Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land" -- Justin Hurwitz (music); Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics) "Can’t Stop The Feeling" from "Trolls" -- Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster (music and lyrics) "City Of Stars" from "La La Land" -- Justin Hurwitz (music); Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics) "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story" -- J. Ralph and Sting (music and lyrics) "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana" -- Lin-Manuel Miranda (music and lyric) Continued in the next section:
  5. Films of 2017

    These were the nominees in all categories for the 89th annual Academy Award held on Sunday, February 26, 2017: Best Picture: "Arrival," Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, producers (Paramount Pictures) "Fences," Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, producers (Paramount Pictures) "Hacksaw Ridge," Bill Mechanic and David Permut, producers (Pandemonium Films) "Hell or High Water," Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, producers (CBS Films) "Hidden Figures," Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, producers (20th Century Fox) "La La Land," Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, producers (Lionsgate) "Lion," Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, producers (The Weinstein Company) "Manchester by the Sea," Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, producers (Amazon Studios/Roadside) "Moonlight," Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producers (A24) Best Director: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land" Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge" Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight" Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea" Dennis Villeneuve, "Arrival" Best Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea" Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge" Ryan Gosling, "La La Land" Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic" Denzel Washington, "Fences" Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, "Elle" Ruth Negga, "Loving" Natalie Portman, "Jackie" Emma Stone, "La La Land" Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins" Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight" Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water" Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea" Dev Patel, "Lion" Michael Shannon, "Nocturnal Animals" Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, "Fences" Naomie Harris, "Moonlight" Nicole Kidman, "Lion" Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures" Michelle Williams, "Manhattan by the Sea" Best Original Screenplay "Hell or High Water," written by Taylor Sheridan "La La Land," written by Damien Chazelle "The Lobster," written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou "Manchester by the Sea," written by Kenneth Lonergan "20th Century Women," written by Mike Mills Best Adapted Screenplay "Arrival," screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the 1998 novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang "Fences," screenplay by August Wilson (posthumous); based on his 1987 play "Hidden Figures," screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; based on the 2016 nonfiction book "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly "Lion," screenplay by Luke Davies; adapted from the 2014 nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley "Moonlight," written by Barry Jenkins; based on a story by Tarell McCraney Continued in the next section:
  6. Happy Birthday to...

    ...Rutger Hauer (born January 23, 1944), the Dutch actor who has excelled at playing colorful heroes and villains during the past 50 years. Hauer co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Sir Michael Caine in the 1975 thriller "The Wilby Conspiracy," which focused on apartheid in South Africa. The drama was directed by Ralph Nelson, who earlier guided Poitier to an Oscar-winning performance in "Lillies of the Field" (1963). They also worked together on the 1966 Western "Duel at Diablo." Filmed in Kenya, "The Wilby Conspiracy" featured Poitier as a black activist and Caine as a British mining engineer forced to flee from South African authorities. Nicol Williamson plays a national security officer determined to track them down. Hauer showed up as the duplicitous husband of the defense attorney (Prunella Gee) in trouble with the law along with the fugitives. "Soldier of Orange" (1977) was one of Hauer's early projects with Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (they also collaborated on the films "Turkish Delight" and "Spetters"). Set during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, Hauer played Erik, one of four students who took different paths during the conflict. Erik joined the Resistance. Derek de Lint (pictured below with Hauer) played the half-German Alex who eventually joined the Nazi SS Corps. Hauer's first American film was the 1981 thriller "Nighthawks," in which he played a relentless terrorist named Wulfgar. Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams played New York police detectives determined to stop him. In the 1982 ABC miniseries "Inside the Third Reich," Hauer portrayed Albert Speer (1905-1981) -- Adolf Hitler's chief archiect and Nazi Germany's Minister of Armaments from 1942 to 1945, Sir Derek Jacobi, who appeared as Hitler, earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special. The miniseries won Emmys for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special (Marvin J. Chomsky) and Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing. The television production was based on -- and took its title from -- Speer's 1969 published memoir. Set in a dystopian Los Angeles in the early 21st century, Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi tale "Blade Runner" starred Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard -- a police officer skilled at chasing down artificial humans called "replicants." Hauer co-starred as Roy Batty, a menacing replicant with an unexpected appreciation for life. The film, which also had neo-noir and detective mystery elements, was based on the 1968 novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick. Ford reprised his character in the 2017 sequel "Blade Runner 2049," directed by Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival") and headlined by Ryan Gosling. Based on a true story, Nicolas Roeg's 1983 drama "Eureka" starred Gene Hackman (pictured below with Jane Lapotaire, Theresa Russell and Hauer). He played a Yukon prospector who discovered gold and retired to a lavish lifestyle on a Caribbean island. But his success was threatened by the arrival of other people, including his daughter (Russell) and her husband (Hauer) -- plus a group of mobsters. Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer from "Ladyhawke" (1985), the medieval tale in which they played potential lovers kept apart by a magic curse. He became a wolf at night, while she was transformed into a hawk during the day. Directed by Richard Donner, who also filmed "Superman" (1978) and "Lethal Weapon" (1987), the film also starred Matthew Broderick as the thief who accompanied the lead characters. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hauer starred in the 1985 historical drama "Flesh + Blood," Verhoeven's first American film. Set in Italy during the 16th century, the film featured Hauer as a leader of mercenaries who seek vengeance from their king. As a result, they kidnapped his virginal prospective daughter-in-law (Leigh) and take control of a castle. The young woman's fiancé (Tom Burlinson) set out to rescue her and began a siege outside the castle. In "Batman Begins" (2005), the first installment of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, Hauer appeared as William Earle -- the CEO of Wayne Enterprises who had big plans for the company. None of them involved Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), the Wayne heir who was away from Gotham City preparing to become a costumed crimefighter. In "Sin City" (2005), the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez film based on Miller's graphic novel, Hauer played Cardinal Roark -- a member of a politically powerful family. He was complicit in the crimes of Kevin (played by Elijah Wood), a cannibalistic serial killer.
  7. Happy Birthday to...

    ...actress Ursula Andress, who turned 81 today. She was filmdom's first primary Bond Girl and made an unforgettable beachfront appearance in "Doctor No" (1962).
  8. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Uh, are you talking about the same U.S. government established 200-plus years ago by people who probably had no right to be here to begin with?
  9. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Rebecca Berg‏Verified account@rebeccagberg Thought bubble: Trump understands the politics of DACA. Rep. Steve King told me he tried to persuade POTUS to back deportation when they spoke by phone last month. But Trump said, “I won’t have enough support, it’s not what the rest of the country wants,” per King.
  10. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Axios‏Verified account@axios NEW: FBI Director threatened to resign after months of pressure from White House, Sessions to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe https://www.axios.com/scoop-1516661397-877adb3e-5f8d-44a1-8a2f-d4f0894ca6a7.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic
  11. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Michael Steel‏Verified account@michael_steel Michael Steel Retweeted Andrew Rafferty If God made an asterisk large enough for this statement, could even He lift it?
  12. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Andrew Rafferty‏Verified account @AndrewNBCNews .@SenTedCruz : "I have consistently opposed shut downs"
  13. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Axios‏Verified account@axios Papadopoulos' fiancée says he knows far more than has been reported https://www.axios.com/what-george-papadopoulos-fiancee-is-saying-about-his-indictment-1516660774-3f526404-42bc-4fa7-a358-6ca732a7082a.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100&utm_term=politics …
  14. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Yashar Ali 🐘‏Verified account @yashar Megyn Kelly responds to criticism from Jane Fonda saying that she has no regrets about asking about Fonda’s plastic surgery. Then she goes on to address Fonda’s own past, “Hanoi Jane,” and says she’s in no position to talk about what’s offensive.
  15. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    See you on February 8th for Round 2!
  16. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Hmmmm! Mean spirited...chunky...humorless. Why do those descriptions remind me of someone else?
  17. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    VANITY FAIR‏Verified acco@VanityFair BREAKING: Ivanka Trump is leading the search to replace John Kelly, reports @GabrielSherman https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/are-trump-and-kelly-heading-for-divorce?mbid=social_twitter
  18. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Julie Davis‏Verified account@juliehdavis Now that Dems have voted to reopen gov w promise of Senate DACA vote, WH spox @RajShah45 on CNN flatly sez POTUS won't sign Graham-Durbin deal
  19. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Erica Werner‏Verified account@ericawerner Senate Dems saying DACA will pass with big, bipartisan vote putting pressure on the House on popular issue Same argument on 2013 immigration bill and that went nowhere
  20. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    James Poniewozik‏Verified account@poniewozik James Poniewozik Retweeted Brendan Nyhan The news is always a TV show in which the president is the star. The unprecedented part is how Trump is controlled by it. He doesn't have the temperament to turn it off, and he doesn't have the willpower not to react to it, which becomes part of the show, lather rinse repeat
  21. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Brendan Nyhan‏Verified account@BrendanNyhan The President largely experiences his own presidency via TV coverage. I don’t know how to convey the insanity of this - extends beyond @poniewozik’s brilliant Fox & Friends piece (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/arts/television/donald-trump-fox-friends.html …). Trump is the star in a TV show about himself that he watches all day long.
  22. Ripperiana

    My favorite is "From Hell," the 2001 Johnny Depp-Heather Graham thriller based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. Directed by twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes, the film featured Sir Ian Holm as a sinister medical figure.
  23. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Joy Reid‏Verified account@JoyAnnReid Important note: the #TrumpShutdown is now over. The next date to put in your calendar is February 8th. The moderates who put this deal together are now on the hook to make a good deal, and the extremists don't have the CHIP kids to take as hostages next time (and for six years.) It would be incorrect to say the Dems got nothing. They didn't get the DACA attachment, which is why the Dems who may run for president protected themselves with the base by voting no. But they did free the hostages and get a chance for a second battle. The activist community and the Democratic base needs to keep the pressure on 10 - another shutdown looms on February 8th if there's no deal. Prediction: DACA will have to be in it. What else will Democrats be able to get? Can they avoid funding Trump's immoral, stupid wall? Tick tock... tick tock... tick tock...
  24. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Jordan Weissmann‏Verified acco @JHWeissmann I'm confused. Dems get CHIP renewal and the promise of a DACA vote in return for a 3-week CR. If the vote doesn't happen, or Paul Ryan refuses to play ball, they can shut down the gov. again. Why is this a bad deal? Seems close to a clean CHIP vote.
  25. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Bianna Golodryga‏Verified account@biannagolodryga McConnell, who just a few months ago faced pressure from within his own party & WH to step aside, once again proves his steadfastness.

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