Kim Basinger Thinks Women Could Rule The World If They Just Stopped Having Sex

Kim Basinger

During an interview with Elle magazine, actress Kim Basinger reportedly talked about the steps women, especially actresses, should take if they want to rise up and rule the world.


“Women are important, and they have to be in the movies. So, what are you going to do? All we have to do is all hold our hands and stand up and say ‘No.’ We can stop having babies, we can stop having sex, everything. And then women will rule the world. We’d all hold hands and say, ‘No more.’ How about that? That’s it. Women would know their power.”

Kim Basinger Sex Advice: Stop Having it!

Films Remember Vets Who Die From Suicide

Recently, the Military Times wrote about The GI Film Festival that hosted two films in Fairfax, Virginia, on Memorial Day weekend.  The two films honored those who have died from self-inflicted wounds or whose lives are at risk because of Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The films from last Saturday were inspired by the high suicide rate among veterans, with roughly 22 returning veterans taking their own lives each day, according to a February 2013 Veterans Affairs Department report.

The first movie, titled SAM, was an artistic film that looks at veteran suicide through the life of a young man returning from service in Afghanistan to find nothing has changed except himself, writes The Military Times.

The film is based on a short story by Juan Garcia and directed by Alexis Garcia Rocca, and seeks to raise awareness about the debilitating and sometimes deadly effects of PTSD.

“It was to put a face to the statistic, because a lot of people don’t have a military connection,” Garcia Rocca said. “I come from a military family, and that’s what brought me to the issue, and this was kind of made for everyone else — to be made aware that this exists.”

The second film was Project 22, which follows two wounded veterans – Scott Hansen and Doc King – on a 6,500-mile motorcycle ride to raise awareness about veteran suicide.

They reveal their own story of struggle and recovery as they meet with advocates, program directors and researchers along the way. Many veterans they speak to open up about their struggles and the painful reality of life with PTSD and even suicide attempts.

“I always feel like I gave a piece of my soul – that’s one way to put it. You come home different – mentally, physically, yeah – but I felt like I left part of my soul in Iraq,” says Ahmed Uddin, one of the veterans interviewed in the documentary.

“This country is absolutely not doing enough for these guys when they come back,” said audience member Beaux Watson, according to The Military Times.

(Updated article)

Sense Any Racism Around The Academy Awards?

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The internet was a-twitter with racially-charged tweets on Oscar night.

The response by conservative cultural and political writers to the subject of race and gender at the 87th Academy Award ceremony was less than ideal, according to Raw Story.

Breitbart Hollywood’s Editor-at-Large John Nolte, for example, aimed to prove that liberals are the real racists by tracking every time anyone applauded anything related to the film Selma.


Deadline Hollywood: How Is American Sniper Doing Overseas?

According to Deadline Hollywood, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper opened in the Middle East on January 22nd.

The website states that in Iraq, where much of Chris Kyle’s story takes place, the film has reflected the bitter political divisions in the country. In Baghdad, the management of Iraqi Cinemas, which operates a four-screen theater there, pulled the film ahead of its scheduled opening for fear of inciting protests and violence.

In the Kurdish cities of Irbil, Suleimaniya and Dohuk, however, American Sniper has opened strongly, second only to Liam Neeson-starrer Taken 3.

To give a sense of the complexity of politics in the country, Iraqi Cinemas actually operates the three-screen theater in Dohuk and had no problem releasing the film there, despite its own self-imposed Baghdad ban.

One film executive who operates theaters in Iraq says, “The Kurds don’t like the Baghdadis that much so they have no big problem seeing them getting shot by an American. So far, the film is working well for our screens in Kurdistan.”

In Lebanon, American Sniper opened uncut and at number one with over 3100 tickets sold on its first day alone, ahead of local Lebanese hit Single, Married, Divorced.

Elsewhere, across the region, the film is facing a mixed reception. It opened in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait, albeit with cuts, particularly to a contentious scene involving a Koran. The film was initially rejected by censors in Jordan, which borders Iraq and contains a significant Iraqi population estimated at 200,000 or 4-5% of the population.

There are plans to re-submit the film to censors in the coming days with more cuts to enable the film to get the greenlight to be released in time for next weekend.

The film opened strongly this week in the U.K. and previously gave Eastwood his biggest ever opening in Italy.

Warner Bros has used much of the same powerful emotional marketing materials that scored well with American audiences in the international roll-out and tried to focus on the personal dimensions rather than the political aspects of the story.

‘Interstellar’ Reviews

According to MTV News, there are new reviews of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” on the web. The majority agree that it’s a film of big ambitions, but are split on how well the story’s complex thematic aspirations land.

MTV News:  “Thankfully, most (if not all) of the reviews keep things nicely spoiler-free, so if you’re interested to hear what people are saying, click through to read the full write-ups of the review blurbed below.”

The three reviews below are entirely spoiler-free.

“Feeling very much like Christopher Nolan’s personal response to his favorite film, ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ this grandly conceived and executed epic tries to give equal weight to intimate human emotions and speculation about the cosmos, with mixed results, but is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that.” — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“An enormous undertaking that, like all the director’s best work, manages to feel handcrafted and intensely personal, ‘Interstellar’ reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ’2001,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Gravity’ in the canon of Hollywood’s visionary sci-fi head trips.” — Scott Foundas, Variety

“There are so many frustrating flaws in this enormously cerebral, wonderfully hopeful and massively ambitious movie. If good intentions were enough to make a movie a masterpiece, ‘Interstellar’ would be the greatest work of Nolan’s career. That said, even with its many flaws, Interstellar is an often gorgeous, expertly put-together movie that demands to be seen on the biggest possible screen.” — Devin Faraci, Badass Digest