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  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, “Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal?” That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....
  • The Dick Cheney Dossier...

    11/19/2018 7:56:28 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Tatiana Siegel
    Full title: The Dick Cheney Dossier: Inside Adam McKay’s Searing Exposé of D.C.'s "Ultimate Gamesman" in 'Vice' It's the eve of the midterm elections, and Adam McKay is feeling optimistic about the Democrats' prospects of taking back the house. Still, the SNL writer turned Oscar-winning filmmaker insists he is not throwing a results-viewing party with his Hollywood friends, even as I spot an assistant carrying supplies from Whole Foods into his West Hollywood offices. Instead, McKay, looking like a college professor with a corduroy jacket and scarf, says he is planning to hang out at his house with his wife,...
  • 'This is some real Hollywood bull****': Tina Fey says she was annoyed with all of the lecturing...

    03/03/2016 3:08:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    <p>Three hours of lecturing is not what Tina Fey signed up for when she attended the Oscars on Sunday.</p> <p>In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star, 45, said she was annoyed with all of the speeches on social issues during the three-hour ceremony.</p>
  • 128 ‘Artists and Cultural Leaders’ Sign Open Letter Endorsing Bernie Sanders

    09/22/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)’ campaign on Friday unveiled a list of actors, directors, musicians and tech industry players and who have endorsed the independent Vermont Senator and self-described socialist’s bid for the presidency. Actors Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Danny DeVito, and Sarah Silverman are among the 128 “artists and cultural leaders” that have put their names to an open letter calling for Sanders to be the Democrat presidential nominee.
  • Celebrity hive mind outraged by gun control vote (tweets at link)

    04/18/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    We know we’re not famous actors who earn a living playing make-believe, but would it be OK if just for today we pretended all of this righteous outrage was inspired by the Kermit Gosnell trial?
  • Will Ferrell’s “The Other Guys” Opens Today, Can We Expect the Usual Bush Derangement Syndrome?

    So you’re watching a funny film and you’re thinking to yourself, “Why aren’t there more great comedies like this?” Then All of a sudden there is an unwanted “Bush is stupid” joke that no one asked for. You just went from amused to not being able to wait to tell your friends that there is yet another Hollywood film that is unable to curb unnecessary politics for 100 minutes. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, two of the comedic powerhouses of the last decade; have made some great films that have been tarnished by unnecessary political editorializing. The opening of McKay’s...