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Also opening: 'An American Carol'
http://www.tampabay.com ^ | Oct 01, 2008 | By Steve Persall,

Posted on 10/02/2008 10:43:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm

'An American Carol'

David Zucker wants you to know that not everyone in Hollywood is a raging liberal. The co-creator of such off-the-wall comedies as Airplane! and the Naked Gun trilogy converted to the Republican Party in 2004, contributing anti-Democrat ads to the conservative cause.

Zucker takes his onscreen politics a step farther with An American Carol (PG-13), an update of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic with Ebenezer Scrooge replaced by a Michael Moore-style filmmaker. Kevin Farley plays Michael Malone, whose latest liberal crusade involves abolishing the Fourth of July.

Malone is visited by three patriotic ghosts who attempt to change his American perspective. Along the way he meets history book heroes George Washington (Jon Voight) and Gen. George Patton (Kelsey Grammer, above left), in addition to Middle Eastern terrorists and past villains including World War II's Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: american; anamericancarol; carol; hollywoodright; moviereview; satire; zucker
People this opens tonight. Hope everyone plans on seeing this. Just another way to flip off the left.
1 posted on 10/02/2008 10:43:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Yes, I’ll support the movie, DAvid Zucker, and those wonderful actors.

And I love popcorn!


2 posted on 10/02/2008 10:46:36 AM PDT by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Maelstorm

Opening night is the same night as the VP debtes?

The MSM will trash it as a failure if it doesn’t sell out tonight.

I will see it this weekend.


3 posted on 10/02/2008 10:47:20 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: Maelstorm

Unsurprisingly, this movie is not being shown in San Francisco yet. Will have to venture off into the suburbs to see this one on Sunday.


4 posted on 10/02/2008 10:49:04 AM PDT by nobamanada (No Way, No How, No Hussein)
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To: Maelstorm; vince2285

I am ending my boycott of Hollywood to support this pro America movie!


5 posted on 10/02/2008 10:52:52 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage!)
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To: jan in Colorado

6 posted on 10/02/2008 10:56:44 AM PDT by drzz (I)
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To: jan in Colorado

Absolutely! We must all troop to the theaters in huge numbers to make sure this flick lands in the top tier this weekend and stays there awhile!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’ make it a blockbuster!!!

When I saw the trailer on TV I knew it was a “go.” The Michael Moore look-a-like is too funny.

David Zucker, who changed to “R” in 2004, must not be confused with Jeffrey Zucker, the ultra left lib.


7 posted on 10/02/2008 10:58:22 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: CaliforniaCon

TRAILER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnHllNDcv4A


8 posted on 10/02/2008 11:04:58 AM PDT by drzz (I)
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To: rightinthemiddle

It opens tomorrow night...Friday...October 3rd.


9 posted on 10/02/2008 11:08:09 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: Maelstorm
Bill Maher is also dropping a big steaming pile of cinema on the same day. At least it appears we'll leave the theater laughing.
10 posted on 10/02/2008 11:08:27 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: nobamanada
Unsurprisingly, this movie is not being shown in San Francisco yet. Will have to venture off into the suburbs to see this one on Sunday.

Actually it's being shown at the Metreon on 4th and Mission. I will be there!

Showings

11 posted on 10/02/2008 11:09:22 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yeah, I just figured that out by visiting my local theater sites. My bad.

They’re putting it in the “stadium” theater in Springfield, Missouri. Must be expecting big crowds.


12 posted on 10/02/2008 11:13:32 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: Maelstorm
I'll be going to see this movie over the weekend.  I would love to see it make a hundred tons of large bills, just to stick it in the eye of the left.

Finally, somone is going to do to Michael Moore what should have been done months after his leftist drivel first hit the nations screens.



Folks, can we agree to get this FReepathon over with as soon as possible?  Click below to help out.


     

13 posted on 10/02/2008 11:13:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

My guess is that Maher’s picture will tank, while American Carol puts ten times the viewers in their seats. I would love to see this.


14 posted on 10/02/2008 11:15:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Maelstorm

I’m definitely seeing it this weekend.


15 posted on 10/02/2008 11:16:11 AM PDT by Chewie84
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To: Azzurri

Wow! I plan to see it here then. Thanks, you saved me an overpriced BART ticket. Fandango wasn’t reflecting this when I searched.


16 posted on 10/02/2008 11:16:13 AM PDT by nobamanada (No Way, No How, No Hussein)
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To: Maelstorm

They need to give this two weeks in the theater and then go immediately to pay-per-view and DVD.


17 posted on 10/02/2008 11:18:11 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Maelstorm

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/an-american-carol/34808/trailers


18 posted on 10/02/2008 11:30:13 AM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: Maelstorm
I'll go Friday evening to see it. Skip supper so I can get the bottomless bucket of heavily buttered popcorn and large drink.
19 posted on 10/02/2008 11:38:15 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Maelstorm

Bump!


20 posted on 10/02/2008 11:40:51 AM PDT by Antoninus (If you're bashing McCain/Palin at this point, you're working for Obama.)
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To: sportutegrl

Thanks for the link. The clip is 10 mins of the movie and it is pretty damn funny. Muslims and Hollywood are going to hate it!


21 posted on 10/02/2008 12:13:52 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: Bommer

Gee... This movie, a movie about talking chihuahuas, or a movie about the guy who invented intermittent windshield wipers? Hard choice.


22 posted on 10/02/2008 12:22:29 PM PDT by CPC24
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To: drzz

Pretty good job on the uniform - just add collar brass and a few more medals and it would be right on, but then the actor would run afoul of 18 USC Sec 702.

Nice to see they worried about the details - but then Gen Patton IS worthy of the effort.


23 posted on 10/02/2008 12:34:23 PM PDT by ASOC (Have a nice day, just don't have it around me (bumper sticker))
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To: Maelstorm

My son and I will be buying two tickets to this one. Hope it makes lots of cash...


24 posted on 10/02/2008 12:51:22 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I thought the two movies were totaly unrelated until I saw the release date of Maher’s movie was moved from Oct 1 to the 3rd. Then at the Internet Movie Database page for American Carol the sidebar ad was for Maher’s movie. It’s changed now but I don’t think either was a random happening.


25 posted on 10/02/2008 12:57:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Those sorts of games are played to enhance attendance, or build interest. I guess I can accept that. I just hope that the public can display that they have enough common sense not to go see the filth Maher will be shoveling this weekend.


26 posted on 10/02/2008 1:10:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Maelstorm
I do believe it opens tomorrow night, October 3rd.

FR thread: Hollywood Takes on the Left

27 posted on 10/02/2008 2:41:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us)
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To: DoughtyOne

I saw ads for An American Carol several times on prime time network TV last night. Looks funny.


28 posted on 10/02/2008 2:42:21 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yep it does. :-)


29 posted on 10/02/2008 2:48:22 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: DoughtyOne

The Maher movie will flop. The preview I saw was awful. An anti-religion film that even an atheist wouldn’t laugh at.

The premise seems to be “let’s laugh at how dumb Christians are.”


30 posted on 10/02/2008 2:54:22 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: La Enchiladita

I’ve seen a few of them too and I agree.

It’s supposed to be a takeoff on Dicken’s A Christmas Carole. They could touch on a lot of sound policy in this movie. Wouldn’t that be nice to see.


31 posted on 10/02/2008 3:06:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: nobamanada

Well, don’t look in Walnut Creek or Pleasant Hill. Neither of the Cinemark outlets out here are showing it. However, the CineFArts in Pleasant Hill IS showing Bill Maher’s crap sandwich on the “foolishness of religion”.


32 posted on 10/02/2008 3:07:08 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama in Berlin: Ich Bin Ein Empty Suit)
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To: ssaftler

Yeah I’m sure all the theaters around here are waiting with baited breath for that crap movie.


33 posted on 10/02/2008 3:07:59 PM PDT by nobamanada (No Way, No How, No Hussein)
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To: DoughtyOne

I googled for L.A. showtimes and it will be playing at The Bridge in Culver City/Westchester, Howard Hughes Center. They give show time as 12:01 a.m. tonight, to denote that it is opening tomorrow, so don’t know actual times yet.


34 posted on 10/02/2008 4:02:12 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thanks. I’ll have to check out something over in our neck of the woods, if I can find it.


35 posted on 10/02/2008 5:05:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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