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  • Film Review: An American Carol

    10/25/2008 8:22:07 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 652+ views ^ | 10/13/08 | Frank Ochieng
    (Full Disclosure: Mr. Ochieng is a friend of mine. I even run his website. His review of An American Carol was not too positive. Mine was. It follows.) An American Carol (2008) Vivendi Entertainment 1 hr. 23 mins. Starring: Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins, Roert Davi, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, David Alan Grier, Geoffrey Arend, Serdar Kalsin, Kevin Sorbo, Paris Hilton, Bill O'Reilly, James Woods Directed by: David Zucker MPAA Rating: PG-13 Rating: * 1/2 stars (out of 4 stars) Political satires are conceived out of many ideas, intentions, misconceptions and biases. Now whether these so-called political...
  • Deconstructing the Liberal Media's Funny Bone

    10/22/2008 9:49:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 340+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/08 | Oleg Atbashian
    A unanimously negative media response to the political slapstick movie American Carol reinforces my theory that humor -- and satire in particular -- is an accurate litmus test of one's political and ideological convictions, even if one insists on having no convictions at all. If you want to check your friends' politics, take them to see this conservative comedy and watch the reaction. Committed liberals won't laugh at conservative humor and vice versa. If they don't agree on the joke's basic philosophical premise, the sting will miss the spot and the joker will be shrugged off as a pathetic fool...
  • Big Shock: Critics Hate "An American Carol"

    10/08/2008 1:09:22 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 78 replies · 2,382+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2008 | Christian Toto
    An American Carol, David Zucker’s unabashedly pro-American, anti-left comedy, came out Friday without being screened for critics. But movie critics pounced anyway, just a day later than normal. Some critics used turns of phrase they’d never utter in describing, say, a Michael Moore opus. Check out the Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez, who calls the film one of the worst movies of all time: “It is the movie’s underlying tone — its relentless hammering on its pro-war, anti-dissent, anti-liberal message — that makes watching it such a sour experience.”...
  • FILM REVIEW: An American Carol Will Make You Laugh, If You’re Willing

    10/08/2008 5:48:42 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 11 replies · 648+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 8, 2008 | D.F. Krause
    An American Carol was certainly produced for the amusement of people with conservative political leanings. To deny that would be silly. And it certainly succeeds at that particular mission. If you can keep from laughing when terrorists in Afghanistan truck in a bunch of sombrero-wearing Mexicans to do “jobs the Taliban won’t do,” you’re either missing your funny bone or you listen to NPR a lot. The same goes for a cabal of college professors breaking into a musical number titled “1968,” in which they taunt horrified parents about how they intend to reward their hard-earned tuition dollars with four...
  • An American Carol fraud investigation (were ticket buyers disenfranchised?)

    10/06/2008 8:34:45 PM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 1,458+ views
    An American Carol website ^ | Oct 2008 | no byline
    We have had heard from numerous people across the country that there has been some ticket fraud when buying a ticket for An American Carol this past weekend. Please check your ticket. If you were in fact one of those people that were "mistakenly" sold a ticket for another movie please fill out the form below. Hold on to your ticket so we can have proof. If you have noticed other irregularities with the theatres in your area please let us know in the comment section below. For instance, Rated R film rating (when in fact we are rated PG-13),...
  • Larry Elder caller says West L.A. theaters hiding American Carol

    10/06/2008 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Finny · 24 replies · 871+ views
    The Larry Elder Show | Oct. 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. PST | Finny
    I just heard a caller to the Larry Elder Show say that she went to a theater in West L.A. to see An American Carol, and they didn't even have it on the marquee. The worst was when she said some friends reported gettng ticket stubs that didn't even have the name of the film on them. Hmmmm ... makes me wonder if some of our tickets were tallied in the columns of another picture?
  • “An American Carol” – Opens with a Blast Right Across America

    10/06/2008 6:57:39 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 60 replies · 2,831+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 10/5/08 | Mark Taylor
    The lights at the Westglen 18 Theater in Kansas City, Kansas, in the heartland of America, went down on a packed house of young and old all anxiously awaiting the beginning of “An American Carol”, the latest movie from David Zucker – the brilliant humorist behind the “Airplane” and “Naked Gun” movies. Zucker film veteran Leslie Nielsen opens the film, telling his grandkids the tale of one Michael Malone – a producer of anti-American documentaries and the instigator of a movement to abolish the Fourth of July. Borrowing from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, Malone is visited by John F. Kennedy,...
  • Exclusive: Move Review - An American Carol

    10/06/2008 6:53:38 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 1,183+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 10/6/08 | Pam Meister
    "Why should I celebrate a country that's caused oppression and terror all over the world?" These are the words of Michael Malone, the fictitious director lampooned in An American Carol, which opened up this past weekend, coming in (as of this writing) seventh overall at the box office for the weekend. With a number of big-name stars and some surprising cameo appearances, it's an enjoyable afternoon or evening out at the movies geared toward pride in country harbored by more Americans than one would think based on the usual cinematic offerings from Tinseltown. If you've seen Airplane! and the Naked...
  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Carol’ Disappoints But Christians Beat The Hater

    10/06/2008 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 764+ views ^ | October 6th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Weekend Box Office: ‘Carol’ Disappoints But Christians Beat The Hater Posted by Dirty Harry on Monday, October 6th, 2008 An American Carol pulled in a disappointing $3.8 million over the weekend on just over 1600 screens to come in at #7. However, on far fewer screens (500), Religulous pulled in nearly the same amount ($3.5 million). I blame the election. No, really. The conservative base is pretty frustrated right now, teetering on demoralized, as McCain seemingly sinks lower and lower. Had An American Carol come out those few days right after the convention when we were flying high these box...

    10/05/2008 6:08:07 PM PDT · by andrew roman · 56 replies · 2,772+ views ^ | 5 October 2008 | Andrew Roman
    David Zucker’s An American Carol finished at number nine at the box-office in its first weekend of release – somewhat disappointing, I must admit (considering I saw it twice) – but fortunately ahead of Bill Maher’s anti-religion film “Religulous.” The movie took in $3.81 million in sales, just ahead of Maher’s masterwork, which snagged $3.5 million. The film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” finished in the top spot, pulling in $29 million. Read the story here. As many weekend filmgoers have already expressed – far more eloquently than I could hope to - “An American Carol” wasn’t the funniest film ever made....
  • Everyone Needs To See "An American Carol"

    10/05/2008 4:46:22 PM PDT · by U S Army EOD · 45 replies · 810+ views
    Saw the movie yesterday. Great job of discription of who the left really is. As good as any "Why We Fight" film of WWII.
  • 'An American Carol' does humor right

    10/05/2008 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,322+ views ^ | 10.05.2008 | By Phil Villarreal
    Other than the awful Blue Collar comedy crew, you don't see a whole lot of humor come from the political right. The tasteless, wrongheaded but consistently entertaining "An American Carol" is David Zucker's effort to show the satire sword can swing both ways. Never mind that the movie is about as politically relevant as Zucker's "Airplane!" Taking a reverse Colbert approach, Zucker attacks Michael Moore by exaggerating his political stances and exposing logical fallacies. Lead Kevin P. Farley, as rotund, ballcap-wearing documentarian Michael Malone, is a major reason the slipshod film is as entertaining as it is. The unheralded brother...
  • Is IMDB (Amazon) trying to underrate 'An American Carol'

    10/05/2008 9:04:22 AM PDT · by libh8er · 38 replies · 1,313+ views
    10/5/08 | Me
    I have been closely monitoring the imdb user rating for 'An American Carol' since the movie premiered Friday. It's usually safe to discount the first few hundred ratings of a highly anticipated movie because of skewering(small number of people trying to influence its rating) but the score on imdb has been sitting at 3.8/10 (263 votes) for over 36 hours! Imdb (Amazon) typically updates ratings every few hours and no later than a day but it isn't happening. Makes me question their motives.
  • Get to the movies to watch "American Carol" ranked 9th on opening night.

    10/04/2008 8:58:47 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 107 replies · 3,307+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 4, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    9 AN AMERICAN CAROL Vivendi Entertainment 1,639 $1,200,000 -- / $732 $1,200,000 / 1
  • ‘The Passion’ producer says American Carol movie part of ‘emerging culture war’

    10/05/2008 12:10:15 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 38 replies · 1,602+ views ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | CNA
    ‘The Passion’ producer says American Carol movie part of ‘emerging culture war’ Hollywood, Oct 3, 2008 / 03:48 pm (CNA).- Steve McEveety, producer of "The Passion of the Christ," has written a letter encouraging people to see the new movie "An American Carol," comparing buying tickets for the movie to casting a vote in the “emerging culture war.” American Carol producer John Shepherd explained to CNA that the movie is meant to make Hollywood question its animosity towards conservatives. “In the coming weeks your vote is going to play a crucial role in the battle for the hearts and minds...
  • AMERICAN CAROL - funnier than trailers, inspiring

    10/04/2008 6:30:44 PM PDT · by wiser · 20 replies · 829+ views ^ | October 4, 2008 | Wiser
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  • American Carol Opening Night Totals

    10/04/2008 1:19:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1,581+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 10/4/2008
    TOTAL LIFETIME GROSSES Domestic: $1,200,000 DOMESTIC SUMMARY Opening Weekend: n/a (1,639 theaters) Widest Release: 1,639 theaters In Release: 1 days / 0.1 weeks
  • Friday Boxoffice - An American Carol #8 (1.3 Mill), Bill Maher anti-religion film #10 (1 Mill)

    10/04/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT · by skipper18 · 33 replies · 1,466+ views ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | Nikki Finke
    Screen counts were 1,500 for An American Carol, 500 screens for the Maher flick.
  • An American Carol - A Conservative movie!!!

    10/04/2008 5:27:06 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 113 replies · 2,961+ views
    various | 4 October 2008 | Dollly Howard
    <p>The conservative stars are in it & as I was on the way to the movie I heard an interview by Kelsey Grammer by Michael Medved. The obvious question from Michael… “What do you think this will do to your Hollywood career?”. Kelsey responded, well when I saw the script & showed it to my family my wife said, YOU ARE SO DEAD”. He laughed & gave indication that it was important to be true to your convictions. Yea! Nice to hear that from OUR SIDE, isn’t it?</p>
  • The Culture War at the Movies

    10/04/2008 4:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 893+ views ^ | October 4, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly
    This week marks the opening of two highly charged movie comedies. The first, "Religulous," is a Borat-style journey starring Bill Maher that is designed to demonstrate that anyone who believes in God is a total moron. The second, "An American Carol," is a slapstick satire that pokes fun at the far left. Director David Zucker, who did the "Airplane" movies, mocks Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell and other liberal enthusiasts. Full disclosure: I have a small part in "Carol." It will be interesting to see how critics react to these films. Most people who review movies for a living are liberal...