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14 Movies Like The Social Network You Definitely Need To See

It takes a long time for films to establish themselves as cinematic classics, and it often takes several decades to fully realize a film's legacy. As such, few films from the 21st century are already considered classics that'll be worth revisiting generations later. However, if any film of the past two decades will withstand the test of time, it's undoubtedly "The Social Network." Not only is David Fincher's masterful study of the dawn of social media a rich, compelling drama that's highly enter...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Movies, Steve Jobs, America, Los Angeles, Tesla, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Hugh Jackman, Cbs, Oakland Athletics, Pedro Almodóvar, Cia, George Clooney


The Problem With Piling Prosthetics On Actors To Make Them Look Like The Famous Real People They’re Playing

“These inspired-by-real-life prosthetics are meant to bring authenticity, but they have a perverse way of achieving the opposite. … Playing people as heavily televised as Bakker and Ball seems to make prosthetic tweaks irresistible, yet the result usually lands the actor in the uncanny valley.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Bakker


Hair and Makeup Contenders Are Titans of Transformation

A year after a historic win in this category, the hair and makeup race are again transforming actors playing real-life characters. Jessica Chastain completely disappears into the televangelist in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” so much so that you forget it’s her until the end split-screen with Tammy Faye Bakker and Chastain’s Bakker, which only […]
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Awards, Dune, Chastain, Bakker, Tammy Faye, Tammy Faye Bakker, King Richard, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, House of Gucci


The Eyes of Tammy Faye Review: Andrew Garfield & Jessica Chastain Wow in Biopic

Michael Showalter directs The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a biographical drama based on a 2000 documentary about the life of famous evangelist and TV personality Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain). The film follows her life as she and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), create a Christian TV program called The PTL Club. There’s a lot to enjoy about this film as it’s from the director of films such as The Big Sick and last year’s The Lovebirds, and we have two incredible stars in the lead. Thankfully, ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Drama, Molly, Movie Reviews, Andrew Garfield, Garfield, Jerry Falwell, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Faye, Michael Showalter, Vincent D Onofrio, Bakker, PTL, Cherry Jones


Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing.
Tags: News, Stories, Tammy Faye Messner, Bakker


How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. While she's remembered for her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, what also endures is the seemingly sincere love she had for her gay fans.
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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Review: Jessica Chastain Shines In An Otherwise Muddled Movie [TIFF 2021]

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" is an insecure movie. What does this film want to be? A wacky comedy? A biting satire? A drama with occasional bursts of humor? I suppose you could argue it could be all those things, and more – and I'd agree. But there would need to be some cohesive element tying all of that together. Unfortunately, director Michael Showalter never finds that and instead relies on clumsy, on-the-nose humor with occasional bursts of earnestness. It's clear that the movie thinks it's symp...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Minnesota, Molly, Garfield, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Showalter, Michael Showalter, Bakker, Cherry Jones, SlashFilm, Tammy Faye, Tammy Faye Bakker, Steve Pieters, Eyes Of Tammy Faye Review


‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’ filmmakers discuss greed, corruption and sympathy for a bedeviled icon

When Jessica Chastain saw the 2000 documentary, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” the actress knew she wanted to make a feature film that would give her the chance to play Tammy Faye Bakker.  Bakker, who died in 2007, was the distinctively made-up Christian TV host who, with her husband Jim, became televangelist TV stars. The pair raked in millions before suffering a public fall from grace in the 1980s that involved prescription drug abuse, sex scandals and financial fraud that ultimately sent Jim Ba...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Reagan, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tammy, Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, Bush, Jerry Falwell, Jessica, Jim, Al Yankovic, Chastain, Jim Bakker


Speed Read, August 29 2021

We’re kicking things off with something fast this week: a race-bred BMW boxer that’s been made street legal. We’ve also got a trials-style Royal Enfield from Los Angeles, an electric speedway bike from Denmark, a folding scooter from the 60s, and rumors of a new modern classic from Kawasaki. BMW Boxer racer by Boxer Moto These days, classic BMW cafe racers are a dime a dozen. But how about a custom-built boxer-powered race bike, loaded with top-shelf parts, that’s been made street legal? T...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, Usa, France, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Power, Motorcycles, Denmark, Bmw, Devil, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Tanaka


TIFF 2021 Gala Line-Up Includes ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ and…’Clifford the Big Red Dog’

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced the Gala & Special Presentation programs, including Opening & Closing Night films, for 2021. The list includes the world premiere of the musical Dear Evan Hansen; a movie where Benedict Cumberbatch loves cats; Jessica Chastain undergoing a massive transformation for The Eyes of Tammy Faye; and, uh…Clifford the Big Red Dog. The lineup comes on the heels of the news that Canada will begin allowing vaccinated Americans to cross the border star...
Tags: Japan, Jessica Chastain, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Julianne Moore, Jamie Dornan, France, Germany, Toronto, Rome, Canada, Jake Gyllenhaal, United Kingdom


‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Finds Jessica Chastain Looking Unrecognizable as the Fallen Televangelist

This fall will bring the story of scandalous televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in a new biopic starring Jessica Chastain. The Eyes of Tammy Faye will chronicle the inspiring rise and traumatic fall of the woman who created the wildly successful Christian news program The PTL Club with her husband Jim Bakker before a sex scandal destroyed their empire. The first photos from the movie have surfaced, and Jessica Chastain truly looks almost unrecognizable as the public figure. Tammy Faye Bakker Mo...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Drama, Christian, Fox Searchlight, Disneyland, Andrew Garfield, True Story, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Michael Showalter, Bakker, Tammy Faye, Jessica Hahn, Tammy Faye Bakker, PTL Club


Fattal: Grace Brethren football’s greatness feels like a vapor after dissolving overnight

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Josh Henderson’s energy is like a locomotive. It’s loud, fast, powerful, and at times, unstoppable. That describes the spirit I felt each time I covered Henderson’s Grace Brethren High football teams the past six years for the Daily News. Football coaches scratched their heads wondering how they were going to stop the Lancers’ running game, the same one that led the program to its first CIF State champions...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Notre Dame, High School Sports, Daily News, Henderson, Del Oro, La Salle, Westlake Village, Moorpark College, Bakker, Crespi, St Bonaventure, Josh Henderson, Granada Hills


Grace Brethren football: How did a state power fall apart so fast?

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The Grace Brethren High School football program has seemingly dissolved overnight. After a meteoric 10-year run where it accumulated over 90 wins, seven league banners, two CIF Southern Section championships, and a CIF State title, the team had only a dozen or so players show up for a practice a few weeks before it was supposed to play its first game of the abbreviated spring season. There had been a stead...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Walter, Keller, Henderson, Cooper, Simi Valley, Dobbs, Robertson, Westlake, St Francis, Del Oro, Foy, La Canada


Jerry Falwell Jr. reveals evangelicalism's authority problem

American evangelicalism has a problem with authority, and the resignation of former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has forced it to the surface.Falwell's departure and the ignomious circumstances that prompted it were met by some evangelicals with protest: Why is the media saying he's our guy? What makes Jerry Falwell Jr. an "evangelical leader"? I don't follow him.For an outsider looking in on the movement, this may seem like a protest in bad faith. It's not. "I&...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Liberty, Pope Francis, Warren, Catholic Church, Catholic, Rnc, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Christianity Today, Jim Bakker, Falwell Jr, Bakker, Tiffany Trump


Feds Warn Alex Jones to Stop Hawking Coronavirus Scams

The Food and Drug Administration is demanding that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones stop advertising dubious dietary supplements as coronavirus treatments and threatening legal action if he doesn’t comply.The FDA sent a letter to Jones and his website InfoWars on Thursday demanding that he stop telling the viewers of his popular internet broadcasts that they can ward off the virus with colloidal silver products sold on his website. Those videos, the FDA wrote, “misleadingly represent them as safe ...
Tags: New York, News, Missouri, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Jones, Alex Jones, Jim Bakker, Federal District Court, Bakker, The Pentagon




Fraudster Jim Bakker is hawking "medicinal seeds"

Jim Bakker is now selling "medicinal seed" bundles from which you can grow plants to "make your own medicine." pic.twitter.com/nAWC5rh2Az — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) March 19, 2020 I have very little sympathy for anyone who believes anything convicted fraudster* Jim Bakker says on his infomercials. A couple of weeks ago the New York DA sent Bakker a cease-and-desists to force to him to stop selling colloidal silver as a coronavirus cure. Now Bakker is selling "medicinal seed" bundl...
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NY AG Orders Alex Jones To Stop Selling Unapproved ‘Fake Coronavirus Treatments’

The New York Attorney General Leticia James on Thursday ordered Alex Jones to cease and desist selling and marketing products as treatments for the coronavirus. The notice to Jones came after the conspiracist and pitch man sold his products as effective against the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, that is now considered a pandemic. “As the coronavirus continues to pose serious risks to public health, Alex Jones has spewed outright lies and has profited off of New Yorkers’ anxieties,” Jame...
Tags: New York, News, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Homeland Security, Pentagon, Fda, Jones, Federal Trade Commission, James, Alex Jones, Jim Bakker, FTA, NY AG, Bakker, Matt Shuham


Antigay preacher sued for selling fake coronavirus cure

  For years, televangelist/convicted fraudster Jim Bakker, the former husband of Tammy Faye Bakker, has made his living by spewing homophobic vitriol and other nonsense to thousands of people every Sunday morning. Recently, to supplement his income, the 80-year-old began promoting “Silver Solution,” a fake medicine that he claims can cure the coronavirus. The FDA and the New York Attorney General’s Office just sent Bakker a cease and desist letter demanding he stop selling the snake oil. AdBri...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Npr, Nih, South Carolina, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Trump, Jim Bakker, ERIC SCHMITT, Bakker, Silver Solution, Bogus


Disgraced Televangelist Jim Bakker Warned By FDA For Hawking Coronavirus Snake Oil

Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker wants you to know that, as long as you’ve got his branded “Silver Solution” on your side, the novel coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe doesn’t stand a chance. If only those pesky federal regulators hadn’t gotten in the way! Bakker, a once-mainstream Evangelical disgraced by a sex scandal and a fraud conviction, is now best known for his relentless merchandizing, including with his buckets of freeze-dried food. And with viewers’ virus concerns peaking la...
Tags: New York, News, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Jim Bakker, Bakker, Sellman, Silver Solution, Matt Shuham, Joe Simons, Leticia James, COVID-19, Sherrill Sellman, FDA For Hawking Coronavirus Snake Oil


NY attorney general tells convicted fraudster Jim Bakker to stop peddling alleged coronavirus cure

There is no treatment for the coronavirus, states the World Health Organization. That hasn't stopped televangelist and felon Jim Bakker from selling a purported cure to the pitiful people who watch his infomercials. Now the New York attorney general has warned Bakker than he can't claim that a concoction called Silver Solution he's peddling will cure coronavirus. From ABC News: During a Feb. 12 episode of the “The Jim Bakker Show,” guest Sherrill Sellman claimed that Silver Solution was able to ...
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NY AG Warns Televangelist Jim Bakker To Stop Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure

New York Attorney General Letitia James said that her office is on alert for coronavirus scams like Bakker’s.
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Jung, Shadows and Your Potential

Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. — Dr. Carl G. Jung In 2006, Ted Haggard was considered one of the most famous Christian conservatives. He also had great political power and advised the President and other politicians. Millions watched him as an exemplar of the values of the Christian right. In November of 2006, however, ...
Tags: Featured, Greece, Medical, Careers, Dancing, Restaurant, United States, Life Lessons, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jerry Falwell, Carl Jung, Niko, Greek Island, Jim Bakker, Haggard


4 Unique and Remarkable Coffee Experiences in Amsterdam

Amsterdam. One of the world’s metropolises, a living network of delightful canals and row houses, thrumming with the never-ending vibrations of bikes, boats, and bars. A city of expats and global citizens, an international hub for music, art, software development and especially design, with a quality of life that’s tough to match. A cat-loving town. Amsterdam is also home to one of Europe’s most interesting and progressive coffee scenes, which has grown exponentially over the last decade. Let’s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pineapple Express, Travel Blog, Coffee Company, Bakker, Bocca, Tweede Kamer, Natur, Unique and Remarkable Coffee Experiences, Hanf, Ben Dronkers, Hempflax


Pay to Pray: Jim Bakker Sells Trump Benefit Coins as Point of Contact with God

In the “Grifters Gonna Grift” category, I report to you a story I saw on Right Wing Watch. Watch: For $45, Lance Wallnau and Jim Bakker will sell you a Trump/Cyrus coin that you can use as a "point of contact" between you and God as you pray for Trump's re-election in 2020. pic.twitter.com/EwKgGL7sNp — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 14, 2019 So Jim Bakker and Lance Wallnau want people to send them $45 for this gold plated coin to use as a “point of contact” between them and God ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Trump, Jim Bakker, Lance Wallnau, Wallnau, Bakker, Right Wing Watch Watch


How the Smiths took over Europe

'Smith' is not just the most common surname in many English-speaking countries In local translations, it's also the most common occupational surname in a large part of Europe Ironically, Smiths are so ubiquitous today because smiths were so special a few centuries agoAlthough very few people are smiths by profession these days, there are millions of Smiths by surname the world over. It's the most popular surname in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as the second m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Greece, Identity, Germany, Russia, Religion, Spain, Catalonia, Society, Turkey, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


De wetenschap, de NRC, en de veiligheidsdiensten

Annelies Moors Martijn de Koning Onlangs verscheen een rapport van de Commissie van Toezicht op de Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdiensten (CTIVD). Daarin analyseert deze commissie onder andere hoe de AIVD publicatie Leven bij ISIS, de mythe ontrafeld tot stand is gekomen. Haar conclusie luidt dat de werkwijze niet zorgvuldig genoeg is geweest en dat de inhoud een aantal gebreken vertoont. Nu verscheen Leven bij ISIS begin 2016 vrijwel tegelijkertijd met twee wetenschappelijke publicaties: het rap...
Tags: Isis, Religion, Syria, Amsterdam, Anthropology, NRC, Leven, OM, Laura, Wie, AIVD, Bakker, International Terrorism, Notes from the Field, Religious and Political Radicalization, Martijn de Koning


Ex con fraudster felon Jim Bakker claims 'Merry Christmas' Was Outlawed

Criminal televangelist cum soup bucket peddler Jim Bakker told his infomercial fans that the government had banned the phrase "Merry Christmas," but it's OK to say it again because Christian fought long and hard to reclaim the right. From Yahoo: “They outlawed ‘Merry Christmas’ a few years ago and you know it,” he said on his show on Thursday. “You couldn’t even say ’Merry Christmas’ at Walmart and the Walmart greeters told me they weren’t allowed to say it.” Bakker claimed “we all started...
Tags: Video, News, Walmart, Jim Bakker, Bakker, Swindlers


Jim Bakker warns that America will riot if Trump is impeached

Televangelist, fraudster, and ex-prisoner Jim Bakker is in a tizzy as he threatens, er, warns his audience that Americans will riot in the streets if Trump is impeached. Via Right Wing Watch: “Trump is not crazy,” Bakker bellowed. “They want him to be crazy because they want to impeach him. There is nothing they can impeach him over because this thing with the collusion with Russia they can’t prove, but they want to say this man is crazy. They’re trying to get doctors to say the president...
Tags: Video, News, Russia, America, Trump, Televangelists, United States of America, Jim Bakker, Bakker, Impeachment


The anti-inflammatory diet.

 is an eating plan designed to reduce chronic inflammation, a key factor in a host of health problems and several major diseases. Uses for the Anti-Inflammatory Diet In chronic inflammation, the immune system continually releases chemicals that are typically responsible for combating harmful substances like viruses and bacteria. Often resulting from lifestyle factors like stress and lack of exercise, chronic inflammation occurs even when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. Since nutritio...
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