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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...
  • An American Triumph

    10/03/2008 8:43:34 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 12 replies · 734+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/3/08 | Ben Johnson
    In a just world, the words “From the makers of Airplane!” should be enough to guarantee a blockbuster. Whether An American Carol – which opens nationwide this weekend – will do as well financially as it deserves remains to be seen, but it is a success, not only as a comedy, but on a more fundamental level. An American Carol is an existential triumph: it is the first Hollywood film to receive nationwide distribution while combining hilarity, star power, high production values, and a pronounced conservative message. This film is thoughtcrime. By rights, it should not exist, and a decade...
  • Hirsen: 'Carol' Offers Mother Lode Against Left

    10/03/2008 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,594+ views ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2008 9:04 PM | By: James Hirsen
    This time, conservatives in Tinseltown have collaborated to communicate their ideas, but they’re doing it in jocular way. The movie has a cast that includes veteran stars Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, James Woods, Dennis Hopper, Robert Davi, and Leslie Nielsen. With this kind of lineup, you’d expect some great performances. And there are, under the master comedy direction of Zucker. The plot loosely follows Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” with Kevin Farley playing the character of Michael Malone, a modern-day Scrooge who wants to abolish the July Fourth holiday. Paris Hilton, who happens to be a Sen. Barack Obama supporter,...
  • An American Carol (A Conservative Comedy That Will Keep You Laughing - Debbie Schlussel Review)

    10/03/2008 6:45:41 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 76 replies · 2,926+ views
    Debbie ^ | 10/03/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    The plot: It's the Fourth of July, and a goofy grandfather, Leslie Nielsen, is telling his grandchildren a fairy tale about the grinch who stole Independence Day. Only it's not a grinch. It's Michael Moore, er . . . "Michael Malone." And it's a true story, not a fairy tale. Moore/Malone wants to eliminate the Fourth of July and has enlisted a number of liberal groups to do it with him. Meanwhile, Islamic terrorists want to recruit Moore to do a terrorist movie for them, to make it easier to recruit jihadists. Moore's nephew is in the military and wants...
  • For the right wing, 'An American Carol'

    10/03/2008 10:33:07 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 35 replies · 1,424+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/3/08 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS
    This weekend, a deeply divided America will have another round of new films to choose from at the theaters. One is Religulous, a comic documentary in which Bill Maher, America's best-known agnostic humorist, presents a vision of the destructive forces of organized religion, a vision no less apocalyptic than the end-times scenarios promulgated by some of his targets. Then there's An American Carol, which its maker, Airplane! and Naked Gun alum David Zucker, describes as "the opposite of the Bill Maher movie." Mr. Zucker's proudly conservative comedy isn't primarily about religion. It reworks the Charles Dickens Christmas Carol scenario so...
  • (OPENING TODAY) American Carol(2008) - watch the it with FReepers

    10/03/2008 1:12:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 779+ views ^ | 10-3-08
    WATCH THE TRAILER OF "AMERICAN CAROL" Does anyone in SoCal have plans to see it? Let's get together and have some beer and pizza afterwards.
  • Just saw "An American Carol"--hilarious!

    10/03/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 77 replies · 3,028+ views ^ | 10/03/08 | raccoonradio
    Just saw the first showing of An American Carol; was expecting it to be pretty funny. Actually it was laugh out loud hilarious! And a good positive message, too! I urge you to see it. As you could tell from the ads, Kevin Farley plays a Michael Moore-like director, Michael Malone. He is recruited by some terrorists to make a training film. He is haunted by ghosts such as JFK, Gen. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), the Angel of Death (Trace Adkins), and George Washington (Jon Voight). Washington shows him the church he used to pray at when New York City was...
  • DHP Review: An American Carol (movie review)

    10/02/2008 8:19:59 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 970+ views ^ | October 2nd, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: An American Carol Posted by Dirty Harry on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 For the record, the cut I saw of An American Carol was not the finished cut. As a matter of fact, I was told it was the first cut. So you can safely assume that the film has improved since. Political satire is a tough genre requiring a wire walker at the helm with the talent and maturity to avoid the dual pitfalls of sanctimony and pretension. John Cusack couldn’t do it. War, Inc. was an embarrassment that wallowed in both of those pitfalls and could...
  • Also opening: 'An American Carol'

    10/02/2008 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 1,744+ views ^ | Oct 01, 2008 | By Steve Persall,
    '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...
  • The October cinematic surprise, Part 2: When filmmakers attack (each other) (BARF)

    09/26/2008 9:38:11 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 412+ views
    LibTalkRadio ^ | 09/23/08 | LibTalkRadio
    ...So, what do I think? First off, this film reeks of something that's been sitting on the shelf for a long, long time, well past its expiration date. In other words, it sounds really, really stale. Cheapie right-wing hit pieces attacking Moore came and went years ago, and have long since been forgotten. Trey Parker and Matt Stone already milked the Moore parody bit years ago in "Team America: World Police." Moore has also moved on since 2004, and his most recent release, "Sicko," took a markedly different tone than "Fahrenheit 9/11." The premise of "An American Carol" sounds as...
  • Charles Dickens Hearts David Zucker (An American Carol: a Conservative Movie vs. Michael Moore)

    09/24/2008 6:56:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 981+ views
    National Review ^ | Sept 22, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Americans numbed by the daily barrage of politics-as-usual are about to be awakened by some new fireworks — Hollywood-style. Imagine documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and director David Zucker (Airplane! and The Naked Gun) in the center ring and you begin to get the idea. Zucker’s new movie, An American Carol (due in theaters Oct. 3), is a shot across Hollywood’s bow, aimed directly at Moore. No slouch in self-defense — or self-promotion — Moore will release his own online movie, Slacker Uprising, a few days before Zucker’s to reap the benefit of the backhanded buzz. The release of both films...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left ["An American Carol" release Oct. 3]

    09/19/2008 2:23:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 501+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Los Angeles For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen. "Rolling," he shouts. Others throughout...
  • Get Latest Headlines New conservative movie 'American Carol' tries to show Hollywood who's right

    09/19/2008 12:16:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 483+ views ^ | Sep 17, 2008 |
    They meet discreetly once a month at a res­taurant in the Valley. At first, there weren't many--Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper--but now...there still aren't many. Nevertheless, they're a resolute bunch: proud, loud, and a little lonely. They are Hollywood's conservatives. "You sort of feel like you have to hide it," says director David Zucker. "When you meet, you give each other a secret look--'Are you a Republican too?' It's the new gay." On Oct. 3, Zucker and his lunchmates will out themselves when An American Carol, Hollywood's first unabashedly right-wing comedy, opens in 2,000 theaters. Think Dickens' holiday classic,...
  • Charles Dickens Hearts David Zucker

    09/17/2008 5:18:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 269+ views ^ | Sebtember 17, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Americans numbed by the daily barrage of politics-as-usual are about to be awakened by some new fireworks -- Hollywood-style. Imagine documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and director David Zucker ("Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun") in the center ring and you begin to get the idea. Zucker's new movie, "An American Carol" (due in theaters Oct. 3), is a shot across Hollywood's bow, aimed directly at Moore. No slouch in self-defense -- or self-promotion -- Moore will release his own online movie, "Slacker Uprising," a few days before Zucker's to reap the benefit of the backhanded buzz. The release of both films...
  • Interview WTKK Michael Graham with Jon Voight at RNC Convention.

    09/02/2008 1:31:47 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 4 replies · 203+ views
    WTKK ^ | 9/2/08 | Michael Graham
    Amazing interview Michael talks with Jon Voight re; new movie An American Carol, Vietnam War, McCain Campaign/prisoner of war, Enemies around the World, Angelina Jolie, Cindy McCain.
  • CONVENTION BUSINESS: Santorum's New Movie

    09/02/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 228+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | September 02, 2008 | Siobhan Hughes, Corey Boles and Henry J. Pulizzi
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has resurfaced as a movie promoter. On Tuesday, Santorum appeared at a breakfast for Pennsylvania delegates and talked up "An American Carol," a new movie that takes aim at filmmaker Michael Moore. "This is a very deliberate attempt to go after the anti-war left," Santorum told the delegates. A brief clip showed people slapping a Moore character.
  • Video: “An American Carol” montage

    08/28/2008 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 189+ views ^ | August 28, 2008 | Allahpundit
    I want to love it, guys. Sincerely. Just like I wanted to love “The Half-Hour News Hour.” But … I don’t know. I just. don’t. know. Look at it this way: How many good movies has Gary Coleman been in?
  • Upcoming Movie: An American Carol (2008)

    08/25/2008 1:59:43 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 8 replies · 236+ views
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 25 Aug 08 | N/A
    An American Carol (2008)
  • David Zucker Commits Hollywood Treason

    08/21/2008 11:47:29 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 41 replies · 111+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 21, 2008 | John Nolte
    The film industry's blacklist is dead — unless you happen to be openly conservative...... ------------------------------------------------- In 2004, before anyone had even seen The Passion of the Christ, before Mel Gibson would drunkenly reveal his darker side, leftists poured out of the entertainment, academic, and religious worlds to unleash an unholy hell on the film and its maker. Too late to stop the film (it had secured distribution), the goal was therefore two-fold: to hurt the movie financially (which obviously failed), but also to launch a pre-emptive strike against any filmmaker thinking about following Gibson’s lead and scampering off the liberal...
  • An American Carol

    08/19/2008 8:37:06 PM PDT · by Jean S · 17 replies · 190+ views
    Opening Oct. 3. From what I've seen and heard, this is a must see movie. Chris Farley's brother plays Michael Moore. A conservative movie from Hollywood, it's unique.
  • New Film Spoofs Michael Moore and Hollywood Liberals

    08/17/2008 12:48:40 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 37 replies · 251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 16 Aug 08 | Noel Sheppard
    Here's something you don't see every day: a film spoofing revered Hollywood liberals such as schlockumentarian Michael Moore. Yet, that's exactly what David Zucker, the film director that has brought America such comedy classics as "Kentucky Fried Movie," "Airplane," and "The Naked Gun," will be offering viewers soon with a movie entitled "An American Carol" (trailer embedded right).
  • Video: American Carol Trailer (David Zucker Pro-American Satire of Michael Moore)

    08/15/2008 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 114+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, I interviewed Myrna Sokoloff, co-writer of the the David Zucker film An American Carol, but we didn’t have any trailers to show viewers. Bill O’Reilly previewed the first trailer for the film on his show last night, giving people a first glimpse at the pro-American satire that Zucker will deliver on October 3rd:
  • Trailer: “An American Carol”

    08/14/2008 8:22:43 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 25 replies · 132+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | 8/14/08 | Dirty Harry
    This was put on Youtube from this evening’s O’Reilly Factor. Excellent trailer. Enjoy.
  • Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading! (Barf alert: liberal blogger)

    08/08/2008 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 9 replies · 546+ views
    LA Times Blogs ^ | Aug 7 2008 | Patrick Goldstein
    Watch out, Hollywood: The Republicans are invading! 06:00 PM PT, Aug 7 2008 You may think of David Zucker as one of those uproarious Zucker brothers who made the "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies. But Hollywood conservatives look upon Zucker as their Paul Revere, their Gen. George Patton, their Oliver North ... any uncompromising, right-thinking warrior type will do. In recent years, Zucker has become one of the most outspoken voices in showbiz conservative circles who believes that Hollywood is in "a new McCarthy era" because of its hostility to conservative views. He's also convinced that Democrats are weak, foreign-policy...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left (a right wing movie with right wing Hollywood actors and producers)

    08/04/2008 10:42:46 PM PDT · by reaganixonbush · 38 replies · 650+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Hollywood Takes on the Left David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. by Stephen F. Hayes 08/11/2008 David Zucker is sitting in a high-backed director's chair with his name on it. (I'd always assumed they were just used for effect in movies, but here one was.) Zucker is looking at a monitor showing the inside of an empty New York City subway station. It's actually just a set--a stunning replica of a subway station--and it sits 15 feet to Zucker's right. The first assistant director breaks the silence. "Action!" The...
  • Politico: “An American Carol”

    08/03/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies · 405+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | July 23, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Other than “sometime by the end of the year,” there’s no release date yet, but Politico’s Jeffrey Ressner has an excellent spread on the film and its creator, 9/11 convert and fellow Wisconsonian, David Zucker: Zucker, who comes from a family of JFK Democrats, calls himself a “Sept. 11 Republican” who left his former party over national security issues. Since his own political turnaround, he has directed two enormously successful “Scary Movie” sequels and an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy flop, in addition to a batch of unaired Republican National Committee ads and viral videos skewering Sen. John F. Kerry, former...
  • Hollywood Takes on the Left

    08/02/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT · by BlessedMom92 · 23 replies · 294+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling...
  • 'Airplane!' Director Eyes Michael Moore - (new conservative comedy blasting Michael Moore)

    07/23/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 452+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | JEFFREY RESSNER
    The comedy director who gave us such immortal movie lines as “Oh stewardess, I speak jive” and “Don’t call me Shirley” is now leveling his sights at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. David Zucker, the director and writer who helped create “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun” franchise has called on Hollywood’s tiny but tightly knit Republican A-list crowd to help him make a broad yet unusually right-leaning political satire titled “An American Carol.” The low-budget indie co-stars Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer with Oscar-winner Jon Voight, cinema icon Dennis Hopper, model-heiress Paris Hilton and frequent Zucker stooge Leslie Nielsen in minor roles....