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Spielberg’s and Carl’s Jr. Enter into Fake Feud for ‘Ready Player One’ (And Nobody’s Buying It!)

*I recently interviewed actor and director Tim Robbins. You remember him don’t you…Maybe from a little film called Shawshank Redemption? 

Anyway, one of the questions I asked him was if he thinks being an actor first made him a better director. Of course his answer was “yes.”

Maybe he’ll send a memo to Steven Spielberg. The legendary director of films including E.T. (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), and Jaws (1975) has a film coming out called ‘Ready Player One’ and it doesn’t take a theater major to realize a fake fight when we see one.

Here’s the deal.

As some sort of wacky campaign strategy — where the film and Spielberg are apparently in a partnership with Carl’s Jr. — the fast-food chain wants us to know that Steven Spielberg is refusing to let them serve “Spielburgers.”

Nope. There’s no special secret recipe, its the same burger you’ve always eaten at Carl’s Jr., and tell you the truth, I don’t think that really matters. It’s the public display they went through with the director that’s really getting the attention.

According to digg.com, the fake fight of the fast food vs. filmmaker feud was busted wide open after the back-and-forth tweeting was limited to just Carl’s Jr. and Warner Brothers. Carl’s Jr. then sent someone out to Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment headquarters to hand deliver some burgers. In a video tweet  Spielberg says the burgers are “pretty good” but won’t let Carl’s Jr. use his name! Continue reading

New Movie ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Under Fire for Animal Abuse, PETA Leads the Pack (Watch)

A Dogs Purpose

*Uh oh. This is definitely not a good look for Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures. The two gargantuan studios have teamed up for the highly anticipated movie, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ scheduled for a January 27 release, but with claims of animal abuse, the opening weekend may start off badly.

According to a report by TMZ, based on a video they received, one of five German Shepherds used as animal actors in the film is seen ?being forced into a pool of water. The terrified animal is said to be clawing at the edge of a pool as people off camera laugh and comment, ?You just got to throw him in,? as a trainer tries to force the animal into rushing water.

TMZ reports that the scene was shot for the movie in Winnipeg, Canada, in November 2015.

The dog does eventually get in the water, but goes under almost immediately. An off camera person begins yelling ?Cut it!? as crew members race toward the animal.

A part of the scene? No one off-set will ever know. Continue reading