American Sniper is the first truly great film made about the war in Iraq. It is not a celebration of war; or a call to action against Muslims. It is a sad film about the bravery of warriors in battles whose purpose is lost in the fog of war.
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With all of the hoopla surrounding the films screened in the Obama White House, I got curious about what the past presidents watched. What follows is by no means complete, but an interesting bit of history.
The film is a truly great mixture of drama, resistance to the forces of politics, the adroit combination comedy, and love story, in a culinary battle for the utmost Michilin Star rating for an established French fine dining enterprise that is a mere 100 feet apart from a brand new (to the village) Indian restaraunt.
This Year’s The Academy of Motion PIctures Arts and Sciences offered up what it believes to be its best. So For Your Consideration…….
As 2014 drifts into history and 2015 begins, let’s take a look back at our favorite sounds from the past and forward to our playlists for the coming year!
My father was Noel Purcell, Actor, Comedian and Freeman of the City of Dublin. I do want to share the real man behind the Stage and Screen star, his pride in his work, his incredible humility for all his success but most of all, I want to show him as MY DAD!
BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the “spirit,” (ha-ha) this weekend’s thread is dedicated to all things spooky!
In Dineesh D’Souza’s newest (and awful) “psuedo-documentary”, on September 11, 1777 (yeah! 9/11) General George Washington is gunned down by a British assassin and in the next few moments we see the Statue of Liberty and the Faces of Mt. Rushmore crumble like dust into the air
The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons may have mixed reviews but for a theater full of baby boomers who joined the cast in singing Sherri during the closing credits it was a Five Star experience.
Cliven Bundy: “My favorite comedy? Don’t know if this counts but I went to a movie last years thinkin’ it was a comedy but I was the only one laughin’. Think it was called ‘Twelve Years a Slave’.”
The Republican Academy Awards will air on Fox News and will be hosted by a fully armed Ted Nugent offering his brand of rapid fire wit. Dress is black tie and bulletproof vests.
Ironically, Americans watch and enjoy classic Christmas movies that strongly indict the materialism Americans are focused on during much of the Christmas season.
Long before it was obvious that nations were dissolving under the power of corporate money, we dozed under the dream-myth of ‘rights’ and ‘freedoms’ that we learned as children and still then believed.
What movies come to mind when you think “Tea Party”? Psycho, Saboteur, Freaks, Dumb and Dumber? But imagine how famous movie quotes could be or feel different if today’s Republicans had starred in classic films instead of their actual stars.
This weekend we present a movie thread dedicated to movies that should be at the top of the list for Tea Partiers. Ironic titles, amusing scenes and films with plots that relate to Tea Partiers are all welcome!
I have mixed ideas about this weekend’s entertainment. Of course, music is always the main attraction, but I felt the need for some humor and biting satire concerning this potpourri of political and social elements of our nation and life in America. I was going to entitle this weekends music […]