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The films on this list are all inspired by real, contemporary cults and hierarchical religious or spiritual movements controlled by fiery figureheads. While some investigate what happens when people try to leave cults, others show just how far some followers will go to prove their devotion.
Jim Jones as Flash Gordon is going to be enough for a lot of people to get excited about Walmart's Super Bowl commercial, which is titled Famous Visitors. But there is plenty to look at here. Alex Winter shows up in the iconic phonebooth from the Bill & Ted franchise. Winter is back as the current Bill S. Preston Esquire, alongside a younger version of himself to pick
When more than 900 adults and children died in 1978 at Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Guyana, it sparked rightful shock and outrage as to how so many people could have become brainwashed. This thorough and harrowing two-part doc examines Jones’s rise from fervent San Francisco preacher for wayward youth in the late 1960s to cult leader who was forced to flee the Us. A deeply disturbing account of the destructive potential of belief. Ammar Kalia
On Thursday, a jury in the Federal District Court in Manhattan handed down several guilty verdicts to Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, including racketeering conspiracy. Mack was also found guilty of conspiring to distribute drugs and Ellison — who used to be the rapper’s bodyguard — was found guilty of kidnapping the rapper.
Lawyers for Ellison and Mack did not
“Has Giuliani also done enough to be impeached?” host Trevor Noah asked. He then donned a wig and judge’s robe to put the former New York mayor on mock-trial.
Noah said Giuliani has been charged with three “counts.”
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The first “count” accused Giuliani of being the ringleader of the entire circus, citing the fact that he was mentioned 30 times in the whistleblower complaint and met with seven Ukranian officials.
“It appears that Rudy Giuliani was the anus of this entire operation,” Noah declared. “Everything passed through him, and it stinks to high heaven.”
The other “charges” levied against Giuliani included “making things worse for
Through the years, the cults in movies have taken many shapes and forms, but they are almost always the villains and usually get away with whatever evil they have plotted. With Midsommar, the latest in a long line of these sort of films, releasing soon, here is a look at the 10 creepiest cults in movies.
After leaving his bags and identification at a security checkpoint Santana “paced the area nervously and requested that several individuals screen his bag expeditiously because he was going to miss his flight,
Sundance TV Highlights:
Deutschland 86 (Season 2 premiere; 10 episodes)
Thursday, October 25th at 12a Et / 11p C
Created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, Deutschland 86 follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) and their colleagues at the East German foreign intelligence agency (Hva). Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is called back into the field. Dark deals and a dangerous mission lead him to South Africa, Angola, Libya, Paris, West Berlin, and finally back to East Berlin, where he must make a decision.
The first season of the series (Deutschland 83) won an International Emmy, a Peabody Award, an Adolf Grimme Award and a Golden Camera award in Germany. Jonas Nay was honored with the 2016 Golden Nymph for Best Actor at the Festival de Television in Monte Carlo,
The renewal of Gilligan’s overall deal is a win for the studio at a time when A-list showrunners are being heavily courted by Netflix and other streaming services for exclusive production pacts. Gilligan, creator and showrunner of the renowned “Breaking Bad” and co-creator and exec producer of its prequel, “Better Call Saul,” is among TV’s most sought-after showrunners and creators.
Gilligan and his High Bridge Prods. banner have been based at Sony Pictures TV for the past 11 years. It’s understood that Gilligan did not shop around for a new deal but opted to remain at his longtime studio home. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” which launches its fourth season Aug. 6, are both Sony TV productions, as is the limited series “Raven,” about the 1978 Jim Jones massacre in Guyana,
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Besides Kai, Peters also took on such real-life monsters as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh and Jim Jones, plus Jesus and Andy Warhol during “Ahs: Cult.” Peters told us recently that he heavily researched cults in order to
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) – Best Comedy Actor
Danson is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, receiving 11 nominations in this category alone for “Cheers” and winning twice in 1990 and 1993. However, a nomination for his role as Michael,
SEEEvan Peters (‘American Horror Story: Cult’) chats ‘intense, hard, exhausting’ role of cult leader Kai Anderson [Exclusive Video Interview]
In our recent interview Peters admitted that he heavily researched the parts in order to “immerse myself as much as I could into all those characters because they were real people, and I felt like it was important to try to make it as real as possible.
Charges against Jones, 41, include theft by receiving stolen property, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana possession and dangerous drugs to be kept in original container.
Jones was pulled over after a Coweta County Sheriff followed a gray Mercedes SUV traveling on Interstate 85 that drifted into the emergency lane several times. When the officer pulled up beside the SUV, the interior appeared to be filled with smoke and the smell of marijuana was apparent, Chief Deputy James Yarbrough told the paper.
While officers were leaving their vehicle, the SUV’s driver took off and led police on a short chase that ended after an officer pulled his vehicle in front of the SUV
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