Skip to comments.(VANITY) SPOILER ALERT! Saw “Bombshell” today and it eviscerates Fox News & Roger Ailes
Posted on 12/21/2019 2:00:10 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
SPOILER ALERT: I saw Bombshell this morning at 9:00am at the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria, Virginia. No more than 20 people in the theater. Star Wars was being shown in six of its theatres, so you could hear laser beams sound and the Star Wars theme every five minutes or so, which was annoying. I had a tub of popcorn and soda at 8:30am. No wonder I can't lose any friggin' weight!
Let me start by saying that Charlize Theron was amazing as Megyn Kelly and John Lithgow was also excellent as Roger Ailes. Nicole Kidman was ok as Gretchen Carlson, but her portrayal made her seem like a total idiot, which I thought was somewhat unfair. At the beginning of the movie, Roger was portrayed as a fair and strict boss with a hilarious personality. I mean, he was quite the jokester - very popular at the network. You could feel that everybody loved him. Every single Fox News personality was portrayed by an actor - including Juliet Huddy, who left many years ago. Only video of the real Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade was shown featured Nicole Kidman-as-Gretchen Carlson sitting between them. The roles played by Margot Robbie and Kate McKinnon were made up for the movie.
The movie starts in August 2015, during the first Republican debate. Donald Trumps likeness and voice are heard throughout the movie -- Id say that ⅓ of the movie was about Trumps candidacy. Ailes mentioned Trump a few times but the main theme was about the harassment from Ailes towards several women at Fox News, focusing on Carlson and then on Kelly. Allison Janney was great at Susan Estrich, who was Rogers attorney. It described how Ailes office (on the 2nd floor at FNC) was like a sex trap for some of these women. His secretary would basically buzz them in and they would go through double-doors in order to be locked in with Roger. Some of it was Hollywood script, some of it was real. The Murdochs (Rupert, Lachlan and James) were also portrayed as was Geraldo, Cavuto, OReilly, Hannity & Judge Pirro. All of the past women from Outnumbered were also portrayed. Basically, the movie (directed by Jay Roach, who directed all of the Austin Powers movies and is married to Sue Hoffs of The Bangles) makes Fox News look like an environment full of troglodyte men who are harassing all the women who work there. I kind of knew this going in (what else was I expecting?) but I feel that certain other networks (NBC with Matt Lauer or CBS with Les Moonves) should also get their day in film about their sexual 'predators'.
But my dream is to someday watch a movie about the night of November 8, 2016 and every minute of that evening in the Hillary Camp and how they all reacted to Trumps win. Maybe they can call it HILLARY 8, 2016 or something like that. Id love to see a movie that starts 48 hours before 11/8/16 and ends when Hillary finally gives her concession speech a few days later.
Was Roger Ailes like that in real life or was it a hit job on him?
thanks i hope to go tomorrow.
That’s the whole point. They’re never going to make a movie about what happened at NBC or anywhere else that is part of the Democrat-media complex.
I haven’t paid to see a movie in more years than I can remember. I download everything for the monthly price of my Internet connection, many times before they are even released officially. This is one of those movies that isn’t worth the bandwidth.
He was portrayed fairly as someone who was loved by the people who worked for him at the network, however, he was also portrayed as a brute serial sexual harasser - which we know in part that he did some bad sh*t because of Gretchen Carlson’s audiotapes that she did undercover - but the film made him look like an oversexed ogre (he had a cane and a walker, so it was kind of weird).
Thanks for the review. I think I’ll pass on it until it shows up on Netflix or Amazon.
Your idea for a movie about Hillary, the night she lost to Trump, is terrific!
Maybe you can sell it to one of the Studios...fifty years from now. My title suggestion:
“All the Hildebeast’s Midgets”.
Ya. How about a movie on Matt Lauer? The rape room. And the girls-much younger than the Fox babes. Less worldly. But all is well, he is, after all, a Demwit.
So Roger Ailes sexually harrassed Megan Kelly? I'm supposed to care about that?
No, he shouldn't have done it, (if he did) but this is way down the list of things I should care about.
Hollywood does a hit job on the "conservative" network? Color me shocked. I wouldn't reward them with any money for doing it.
Roger Ailes deserves everything he gets. He was a jerk.
I took it in the chin for all of my fellow Freepers so that you all wouldn't have to watch. Got up at 5AM for this. Thank me later. ;-)
Did I hear you this week on WMAL??
I've heard of people going to see some liberal disgust inducing movie so that they can report on it, but I don't think I had ever had a dialogue with someone who actually did it.
Thank you. :)
You have, perhaps, more inside knowledge than the rest of us?
I have no knowledge of what sort of person Roger Ailes was beyond what I have read about him being very significant in setting up Fox news as a "conservative" network.
I've read of others praising his work, but I have never heard anything disdainful of him from anyone but his enemies.
Thanks for the review/sacrifice :)
Ill pass......were going to see Richard Jewel ( Eastwoods movie)
They could make a great gangster movie about Biden.
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