Tag Archive: Middle East

May
21

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and MICMACS

Twisted Love: Dany Boon (left) and Julie Ferrier meet peculiar in MICMACS.

Y’know, people probably shouldn’t be this gleeful about issues of mortality, but in the cases of the movies being discussed in this episode, we’re kinda glad they are. This episode features interviews with Jean-Pierre Jeunet and George A. Romero, both of whom have previously addressed matters of life-and-death in their own, unique ways, and have …

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Apr
09

ATTENTION LISTENERS IN GREAT BRITAIN: Help Send MMP to Camp!

Okay, let’s be blunt about this: I know nothing about comic actor Omid Djalili or screenplay writer David Baddiel, or their new film, THE INFIDEL, which is currently running in Great Britain. But the plot — about a British Muslim who discovers he was actually born Jewish — has potential and, more to the point, …

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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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Jul
15

Armando Iannucci on IN THE LOOP

Angling for Survival: Mimi Kennedy and James Gandolfini plot their next moves in IN THE LOOP

I’m not going to say that IN THE LOOP — the new British political comedy directed by Armando Iannucci and based on his award-winning BBC sitcom THE THICK OF IT — is going help put the last eight years of U.S./Great Britain relations into context, but at the very least, I think it provides some …

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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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May
07

Atom Egoyan on ADORATION

Okay, no fooling, I really like Atom Egoyan’s work. He got me at THE SWEET HEREAFTER, then I backtracked to EXOTICA and followed up with FELICIA’S JOURNEY, and found them all rewarding experiences. (WHERE THE TRUTH LIES didn’t quite do it for me, but hey, an occasional miss is only to be expected.) Something about …

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Apr
21

REPOST: Eran Riklis on LEMON TREE

We at MMP proudly salute the developers of our completely seamless and absolutely foolproof podcasting software, software that would never, say, send out blank e-mails to our subscriber list, or spontaneously truncate the mp3 file. This is by way of apology to anyone who suffered from these glitches. Hopefully this repost will behave better. Eran …

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