Tag Archive: George W. Bush

Aug
23

Temple of Bad: AN AMERICAN CAROL

Wrong thinking is punishable. Extremely right thinking will be as quickly rewarded: Kelsey Grammer (right) tries to show Kevin P. Farley the error of his ways in AN AMERICAN CAROL.

Could there be a movie so inanely scripted, so ineptly produced, so all-around awful that it confounds even the staunch acolytes of the Temple of Bad? Uh, yes. Yes there is, and it’s the topic of our latest episode. AN AMERICAN CAROL was intended to serve as a counterbalance to the perceived liberal tilt of …

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May
18

Lance Bangs on THE LAZARUS EFFECT

Living Proof: A beneficiary of ARV treatment poses with her former self, from THE LAZARUS EFFECT.

Before the big show this weekend (Jean-Pierre Jeunet on MICMACS and George Romero on SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, yippee!), here’s a bonus episode focusing on a special, short documentary that HBO will be debuting next Monday, May 24th, at 9 PM, eastern time. It’s called THE LAZARUS EFFECT, it was produced in cooperation with (RED), …

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Jan
08

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner on WAITING FOR ARMAGEDDON

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I’ll admit I have little patience for people who confuse religious mythology for real-world politics. You want to believe that, when the earthly going gets tough, you’re going to be zapped up to heaven and have a front row seat for the conflagration and the return of your deity? Cool, swell, no skin off my …

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Jul
17

THE SUMMER OF CORRECTIONS: iTunes Repost for (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and Release Date for IN THE LOOP

Turns out there may be some trouble downloading the (500) DAYS OF SUMMER episode on iTunes, so this is a repost that hopefully will fix things. If you had trouble downloading on iTunes before, give it a shot again. If you wind up getting two copies of this ep, well, consider that twice the MMP …

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May
15

Jake Rademacher on BROTHERS AT WAR

Director Jake Rademacher "on location" in BROTHERS AT WAR

I have to admit: I can get a little knee-jerk liberal at times. So when I saw that BROTHERS AT WAR was exec produced by Gary Sinise and came with high praise from Jon Voight — especially since my last exposure to the political Jon Voight was through his role as George Washington in the …

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Apr
13

Tim Disney on AMERICAN VIOLET

Alfre Woodard and Nicole Beharie in AMERICAN VIOLET

For director Tim Disney, the irony of one, brave woman taking on an unfairly balanced, Texas criminal court system at the same time that George Bush was gaming the Supreme Court to get into the White House was irresistible. Based on a true story (as the saying goes), AMERICAN VIOLET explores what happens when innocent …

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