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  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Evangelicals: Alone and Exiled in Hollywood

    02/02/2014 7:32:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Fay Voshell
    Her story is the stuff Hollywood films are made of. She is a severely disabled woman with an inspiring story and the singer of a sweet song entitled "Alone and Yet Not Alone," a piece about the person who stood by her side and helped with her struggles.  The song was recently nominated for an Academy Award. The singer is Joni Earekson Tada, who was left a quadriplegic at age 17 after a diving accident crippled her for life.  She can't even use her hands.  But despite her disability, she became an artist, an author, and a speaker.  A strong and powerful advocate...
  • 'She told me to destroy my guns': Sean Penn...gets rid of his 65 'cowardly killing machines'

    01/13/2014 9:30:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 136 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13 January 2014 | Fay Strang and Heidi Parker
    Sean Penn and Charlize Theron seem to be getting awfully serious. On Saturday evening during the Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills the 53-year-old actor hinted his 38-year-old lady love of several months changed his mind about his the astonishing number of gund he owns - 65 in total - per E! In his speech the Mystic River actor said 'a strong woman who happens to be from South Africa' convinced him to destroy the fire arms. -snip- 'Sean stated during his speech, 'Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls--t and ugliness it...
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • Stevie Wonder breaks boycott, visits Florida

    08/29/2013 6:41:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Forty-one days after legendary Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder vowed to boycott Florida, Miami Beach’s sultry sultry summer evenings called out to him and he couldn’t resist. Jose’ Lambeit’s Gossip Extra broke the story Tuesday that the legendary recording artist spent the weekend in South Florida’s legendary South Beach before jetting off to Los Angeles. During a Canadian performance on July 14, Wonder told the audience he would boycott Florida, saying, “for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice.. we can’t bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard.” He made...
  • Praising a Hollywood Liberal

    03/11/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2013 | John Hanlon
    It’s no surprise that many Hollywood actors and actresses are on the left side of the aisle. But what is a surprise -- and a nice one at that -- is to see some of them stand by their ideology even when many liberals on Capitol Hill will not. Last Wednesday, while many Democrats on Capitol Hill stood silent on a big civil liberties issue, one major celebrity went on twitter to chastise some of his ideological allies. On an issue that they are both passionate about, the liberal actor John Cusack -- the star of films like “Being...
  • TRENDING: First on CNN: DNC secretly scheduled guests: Actresses Johansson, Portman, Washington

    09/05/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2012 | Shannon Travis
    Charlotte (CNN) - Clint Eastwood meet Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. The three actresses, firmly anchored in Hollywood's royalty, have been secretly scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to a tentative schedule provided by a source to CNN. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. The schedule lists the three actresses as speaking on Thursday evening, the same night that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their party's respective nominations. Johansson, Portman and Washington are...
  • Kal Penn pokes fun at Clint Eastwood at U.S. Democratic National Convention

    09/05/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywood.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012
    Movie legend Eastwood hit headlines after his bizarre performance in Tampa, Florida last Thursday (30Aug12), during which the Dirty Harry star chatted to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate, Mitt Romney. His eyebrow-raising antics provided great material for Penn, who is now a member of the leader's White House Office of Public Engagement, and he took the opportunity as one of the main speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to mock the film veteran. Praising Obama...
  • Hollywood's War on Chicken

    07/27/2012 3:27:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The latest solid proof that Hollywood really can't stand traditional Christianity has arrived in an unfolding boycott of Chick-fil-A, a Georgia-based fast-food chain that's rapidly spreading franchises across America. Chick-fil-A demonstrates a public faith by closing all its stores on Sundays and on Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's something the left ridicules but something anyone of any faith respects. It's the company's donations through its WinShape Foundation that have launched the intolerant gay left into action. Chick-fil-A has dared to donate their profits to groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Horrors!) and the Marriage and Family Foundation (No!). Chick-fil-A President...
  • Letterman Campaigns For Obama On 'Late Show': 'What More Do We Want This Man To Do For Us?'

    05/16/2012 12:18:13 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/12
    On "The Late Show" David Letterman went into a partisan speech about Obama's role in the killing of Osama bin Laden. [Video at the link if you're really interested in listening to this babbling half-wit Obama zombie Koolaid drinker]
  • Cher doesn't want to breathe the same air as Romney/Teabaggers

    05/08/2012 8:05:19 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 106 replies
    Twichy Entertainment ^ | 5-6-12 | Cher
    "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters" Shut the windows! Seal the doors! The air has “tea bagger” cooties! Some celebs have threatened to move to Canada if elections don’t go their way, but that might not be far enough away for Cher. Can she ever be certain she’s not breathing air that passed through the noses and mouths of Romney and his evil puppeteers? "TOO HARSH ? Thats me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The...
  • [Vanity] WARNING!! The Lorax...

    03/02/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 458+ views
    Two reviews I read ^ | 3-2-12 | Me
    Before I read the two reviews of this animated feature this morning, I had said to myself over the past few weeks: "Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful since you cannot look anywhere without seeing some sort of promotion for it. A cry for help if I've ever seen one."Well, it appears even worse than that. I read two reviews (The New York Times and the New York Post) and both HATED this dreck, and each said that the absolute preachiness was worse than Al Gore and Obama, respectively. You know what to expect: bad corporations raping the environment....
  • Interview: Sandra Bernhard (Ultra barf alert)

    01/09/2012 11:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AV Club Philadelphia ^ | January 10, 2012 | Susannah Breslin
    At 56 years of age, Sandra Bernhard hasn’t become any less outspoken. If anything, she’s become more so. Two years ago, the comedian and singer made headlines after allegedly suggesting that if Sarah Palin were to visit New York City, she may find herself getting “gang-raped by some of my big black brothers.” This is particularly true in her one-woman shows, the latest of which, I Love Being Me, Don’t You?, a mix of comedy, music, and dance, she’ll be performing at the Painted Bride starting today through Saturday. She spoke with The A.V. Club about politics, Playboy, and feminism....
  • Former 7-Up spokesman and actor Orlando Jones claims liberals should kill Palin [ Sheriff Dupnik? ]

    10/25/2011 1:01:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 25 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    A comedian and actor went to Twitter to suggest that the death of Muammar Gaddafi should inspire American liberals to kill Sarah Palin, sparking a virtual fire-storm. That's just what actor and former soda spokesman Orlando Jones did when he turned the death of the Libyan dictator into a call to arms for American liberals to kill the poster woman for the Tea Party movement. 'Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect the better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:' Mr Jones tweeted on Friday.
  • Why conservatives can't make it in Hollywood‎

    07/24/2011 8:29:14 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | July 18, 2011 | Tim Stanley
    George Clooney and Barack Obama is a perfect example of the ageless romance between Hollywood and Washington liberals.. I’ve been living in Los Angeles for three months now, writing a book on politics in Hollywood. The question people ask time and again is, “Why is the movie business dominated by liberals?” Some critics (chiefly bloggers James Hirsen and Andrew Breitbart, and now Ben Shapiro in his new book) think it’s a conspiracy. I don’t agree. I think this town cleaves to the Left for social, not political reasons.
  • 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...
  • Law & Order Canceled. They Had it Coming!

    05/14/2010 12:57:17 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 41 replies · 1,500+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 14th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Then politics took Law & Order over and the result was horrendous. Christians, right wingers, anti-abortion, pro-gun and open immigration were just a few of the story lines that rubbed more than this writer wrong.
  • GEICO Fires Voice Over Guy For Insulting the Tea Party

    04/21/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 106 replies · 4,769+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 21, 2010 | Stupac
    PRWeb.com is reporting that voice over actor D.C. Douglas has been canned from GEICO for calling FreedomWorks and saying some very not nice things: Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO “Shocking News” campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas’ cell phone number in a blog post on biggovernment.com, instructing readers to “Feel free to contact (him)… call his employer too. Let them know that you…are now in...
  • Wknd Box Office: Anti-Semite Mel’s Far-Left Garbage, Evil GOP Mass U.S. ... (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    01/29/2010 8:48:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 1,937+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 1/29/2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    “Edge of Darkness“: You know the drill: an evil American defense contractor (aren’t they all evil, in the Hollywood playbook?) mass-murders innocent left-wing activists and employees who are trying to expose the company’s evil activities. Oh, and did I mention that the defense contractor, “Northmoor” (probably supposed to be Northrop),” is in bed with an evil, effeminate Republican Massachusetts U.S. Senator, to whose campaign its CEO is a big contributor? Well, they made this movie before Scott Brown’s election, but ya never know. Things can always be quickly edited to fit Hollywood’s latest propaganda narrative. But, wait. .... Then, there’s...
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:06:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 1,008+ views
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?"
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT · by Bean74 · 34 replies · 1,275+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 28, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?" Vidal claimed "there was a totally different story at the time that doesn't resemble anything that we're now being...
  • Jackson Browne, Republicans settle lawsuit

    07/21/2009 10:23:52 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 1,659+ views
    AP via Reuters ^ | July 21, 2009 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    Jackson Browne has settled a lawsuit and received an apology from Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over use of his song "Running on Empty" during last year's presidential campaign. The settlement announced Tuesday includes a pledge by the GOP not to use any musicians' work without proper permission in future campaigns, a statement that Browne said he hoped would benefit other artists. Browne sued McCain and the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Republican Party last year over use of "Running on Empty" in a Web ad mocking Democrat Barack Obama's proposed energy policies. McCain's loss in November...
  • Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor [Lucas in BDS Shocka]

    04/20/2009 8:13:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader. Phew...glad that's settled.
  • Sean Penn Gets (More) Political (set to play Joe Wilson next)

    02/24/2009 1:55:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,116+ views
    New York Observer ^ | February 24, 2009 | Christopher Rosen
    Somewhere, Bill O'Reilly just threw a fit. The always-busy Sean Penn, fresh off his Best Actor win on Sunday night for playing Harvey Milk, is already lining up his next hot button, politically-tinged role that will rankle the ire of many a Fox News commentator. According to Variety, Mr. Penn is negotiating to play Ambassador Joseph Wilson in Fair Game, a new film based on the autobiography by Ambassador Wilson's wife, outed C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame Wilson. In a bit of fairly spot-on casting, Naomi Watts is signed on to play Ms. Wilson, with Doug Liman set to direct. Of...
  • Iraq War Vet Declares War on Hollywood, Media

    01/29/2009 11:54:28 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 9 replies · 885+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-30-09 | Patriot Room
    Over at Big Hollywood Iraq War Vet Sqt. Welch has declared war on Hollywood liberals: Almost 90% of Americans believe the war in Iraq is and was a waste. The Hollywood media feeds the public wasteful, depressing, and horribly fabricated stories. When did the U.S. military become the bad-guys? We are stereotyped “Generation Kill.” I guess that is all we do. All we do is go to Iraq, hunt innocents and slaughter them. I guess that is what I did for eight months while I was there. I guess I really didn’t save Iraqi families from being tortured by foreign...
  • Roger L. Simon's political journey

    01/28/2009 7:47:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies · 295+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 28, 2009 | Andrew Klavan
    Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror, by Roger L. Simon (Encounter Books, 250 pp., $25.95) The philosopher Diogenes is said to have wandered the streets of Athens with a lamp, looking for an honest man. Had he lived in Hollywood, he’d have needed two searchlights, a pack of bloodhounds, and a net. Or he could have just read Roger L. Simon’s new autobiography.
  • 'Che' spurs debate, Del Toro walkout (Benicio del Toro walks out on Washington Times)

    01/27/2009 3:18:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2009 | Sonny Bunch
    A controversial new biopic about Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is awakening old passions and provoking vigorous defenses and denunciations of the iconic revolutionary and - in the case of an interview with The Washington Times - a dramatic walkout. "I'm getting uncomfortable," Benicio del Toro said after fielding a question about his new movie's portrayal of the Bolivian and Cuban revolutions.
  • Ashley Judd: Breathless

    01/27/2009 3:25:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 3,040+ views
    The Washington (DC) Examiner ^ | January 27, 2009 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    ...After a brief slide show featuring Bush and other anti-abortion politicians, during which the crowd booed and hissed, Judd remarked, “It’s so nice to live in America again.”...
  • Part II: 10 Clichés That Must Die (leftist clichés)

    01/26/2009 4:07:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 1,024+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | January 26, 2009 | James Hudnall
    If you read part one of this essay, you know I hate clichés and stereotypes. They’re the products of hack writers, lazy minds, and innate bigotry. Part one was about how Hollywood looks at “conservative America.” That is, anything to the right of them is “conservative.” Part 2 is mostly (except for #1) about how they look at themselves and society.
  • 10 Cinematic Clichés That Must Die! (leftist clichés, that is)

    01/20/2009 4:31:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies · 2,311+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | January 20, 2009 | James Hudnall
    As a writer and consumer of entertainment, I really hate clichés and stereotypes. They’re only useful for misdirection, making readers believe the story is going a certain way so you can fool them. But Hollywood keeps trotting out the following lame tropes over and over again. It’s about time they were called on the carpet for this stupidity. These stereotypes are not only offensive; they’re overused to the point where they must be retired for good. If you really care about not offending people, Hollywood, stop offending me and the legions of people who are sick of this drivel.
  • Meet ABC News' Newest Reporter, Ben Affleck: Fan of Chomsky, Hater of America

    07/22/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 217+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    What do you do when you're a fat, washed up actor who could never act, is tired of waxing your back, and now can't attract movie-goers? Oh, and you can no longer attract media attention as Mr. J-Lo a/k/a Ben-Lo? Well, if you're Ben Affleck, you become a reporter for ABC News. Affleck has been hired by the network news division to shoot a "documentary" (sounds like Michael Moore, only not as fat . . . yet) for "Nightline," the ABC's latenight news show. Yup, sadly, I had to "read" the July 14, 2008 issue of Us Magazine to learn...
  • Obama's Emails With Scarlett Johansson (Another one under the bus)

    06/25/2008 11:40:28 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 67 replies · 186+ views
    The Trail ^ | Jun 24, 2008 | Shailagh Murray
    As he headed to a Hollywood fundraiser, Sen. Barack Obama downplayed the idea that he hobnobs with actress Scarlett Johansson. The movie star, who campaigns actively for the Illinois senator, recently told the website Politico, "You'd imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly 'on' - how can he return these personal emails? But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them." snip But speaking to reporters aboard his campaign plane, Obama said the actress doesn't have his personal email address. "She sent one...
  • 'Ben-Hur' headed for TV miniseries remake (taking out religous aspect)

    04/10/2008 9:52:55 PM PDT · by Bommer · 7 replies · 123+ views
    UPI/AP ^ | 04/10/2008
    LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- The son of the man who directed the 1959 Hollywood film classic "Ben-Hur" said he is producing a new version of the story as a $30 million TV miniseries. David Wyler, son of director William Wyler, is producing the remake with Alchemy TV, Variety.com reported Thursday..... http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Entertainment/2008/04/10/ben-hur_headed_for_tv_miniseries_remake/2178/
  • Myrle Beach IMAX 3D political bias (vanity)

    03/30/2008 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 8 replies · 282+ views
    self ^ | March 30, 2008 | Truth29
    This is a posting of a liberal bias warning. I just returned from a week of vacation in Myrtle Beach and went to the new IMAX 3D theater at Broadway at the Beach one day to see a film on the Grand Canyon. I thought I would be seeing a film show casing the 3D technology and images. What I got was a biased political screed from Robert Redford on the dangers on Anthropogenic Global Warming and the evil dangers of mankind to the planet. There was no balance and the whole program was about what we could do to...
  • Top 20 Countdown on Country Music Television Promotes Anti-Iraq War Movie

    03/30/2008 5:42:14 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 22 replies · 1,224+ views
    CMT.com ^ | 3/27/08
    Top 20 Countdown host Lance Smith joins the cast of Stop-Loss, on top of the famous Riot Hyatt hotel overlooking Sunset Boulevard for a special edition of Top 20. The movie features Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King, who is played by Ryan Phillippe, as he makes his long awaited return home only to find out the Army has ordered him back to duty in Iraq, which devastates not only him but his family and friends.
  • "Stop-Loss" DOA at box office (Yet another anti-war propaganda film bombs)

    03/29/2008 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Callahan · 31 replies · 1,605+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 3/28/08 | Nikke Finke
    ...I'm told #7 Stop-Loss opened to only $1.6 million Friday from just 1,291 plays and should eke out $4+M. Although the drama from MTV Films was the best-reviewed movie opening this weekend, Paramount wasn't expecting much because no Iraq war-themed movie has yet to perform at the box office. "It's not looking good," a studio source told me before the weekend. "No one wants to see Iraq war movies. No matter what we put out there in terms of great cast or trailers, people were completely turned off. It's a function of the marketplace not being ready to address this...
  • Superman swoops in to defend Obama

    12/30/2007 11:34:54 PM PST · by Baladas · 30 replies · 168+ views
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2007 | Matt Hoye
    INDIANOLA, Iowa (CNN) — He may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but Superman can’t caucus. Actor and Iowa native Brandon Routh is better-known for his role as Superman, but Sunday night he made a cameo appearance on the campaign trail, speaking on behalf of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama at a rally in Indianola, Iowa. Routh says he is "sad" that he can't caucus any more because he no longer lives in the Hawkeye State, but he says he's "excited" by Obama's ability to unite the country. He also says he likes that Obama is not...
  • Inside the Ring("Charlie Wilson's War" More Leftist Revisionist History)

    12/22/2007 10:16:52 PM PST · by kellynla · 75 replies · 701+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2007 | Bill Gertz
    Conservative officials who served in the Reagan administration are upset by the left-wing slant of the new movie about the covert action program that helped Afghan guerrillas defeat the Soviet army during the 1980s. "Charlie Wilson's War," out Friday, is based on a book about former Rep. Charles Wilson, Texas Democrat, known widely on Capitol Hill during his tenure as "Good Time Charlie" and who helped fund the semi-secret war that ultimately helped fell the Soviet Union. The Reagan-era officials said the movie promotes the left-wing myth that the CIA-led operation funded Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and ultimately...
  • Vanessa Redgrave helps Guantanamo suspects (provides bail money, calls Gitmo "Concentration camp")

    12/20/2007 1:28:00 PM PST · by Stoat · 19 replies · 192+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | December 20, 2007 | Philip Johnston
    Vanessa Redgrave helps Guantanamo suspects By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor  Last Updated: 7:55pm GMT 20/12/2007     Two suspected al-Qa’eda operatives released from Guantanamo Bay have walked free from court although they are still wanted in Spain on terrorism-related offences. Profile: Vanessa Redgrave, human rights campaigner Profiles: The Guantanamo four Philip Johnston: Why should Guantanamo detainees return? One of the men, who is accused of distributing extremist propaganda produced by Osama bin Laden, had half of his £50,000 bail surety met by the actress Vanessa Redgrave.   Redgrave met half of Jamil el-Banna's bail Jamil el-Banna, 45, who was...
  • The Western Front

    12/07/2007 7:10:58 AM PST · by sono · 16 replies · 379+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/07/2007 | Brendan Miniter
    The guns of war have fallen silent for Hollywood. Studio executives, who could once count on Americans filling theaters for just about any war movie they produced, are finding this year's war flicks to be a bunch of duds. "Lions for Lambs," Robert Redford's case against the war in Afghanistan, is a flop. It stars Mr. Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise and may not make back its $35 million price tag. Brian De Palma's "Redacted" played to empty seats. Even "The War," Ken Burns's much-anticipated World War II documentary that aired on PBS in September, met a less-than-explosive reception....
  • Hollywood Misreads Response To War On Terror

    11/12/2007 2:18:36 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 85+ views
    Hollywood misreads response to war on terror Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 12/11/2007 Hollywood has misjudged the public's appetite for films about Iraq and the war on terror, Cathering Elsworth says, as a slew of new movies have flopped at the box office. The latest casualty, Robert Redford's "verbose" Lions for Lambs, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, took just over 2 million dollars when it debuted on Friday, lagging far behind the animated adventure Bee Movie, which opened the week before. Cruise, Redford and Streep in Lions for Lambs Despite its a-list cast - Redford not only directs but stars...
  • Bill Maher Helps Security Remove Protestor During Live Broadcast

    10/20/2007 12:21:35 PM PDT · by Baladas · 145+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2007 | Associated Press staff
    LOS ANGELES — Bill Maher can add "security guard" to his job description alongside comedian and political commentator. Maher on Friday night helped security remove a rowdy protester from the studio during his weekly HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," and it was all captured on live television. Maher was talking science during one of his weekly panel discussions when a protester in his audience stood up, held up a smuggled-in sign reading "9/11 is a cover up fraud" and shouted comments to the same effect. The host tried to shout down the audience member, who only became more...
  • Cindy Sheehan seeking star power in campaign

    09/25/2007 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Baladas · 33 replies · 120+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2007 | Karissa Marcum
    September 25, 2007 Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is making celebrity endorsements a key facet of her long-shot bid to defeat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) next year. In a recent interview with The Hill, Sheehan said she has been endorsed by actress Roseanne Barr, country crooner Willie Nelson and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Sheehan added that White House hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) are also backing her. “Celebrities bring a certain kind of — good or bad, it seems like our lives are centered around TV and movies — I think...
  • While Promoting Anti-war Movie, Brian De Palma Claimed Rapes by Military 'Reality' in Iraq

    09/02/2007 6:14:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies · 2,311+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 1, 2007 | Lynn Davidson
    Brian De Palma wants to stop the war, and he thinks his new movie about an Iraqi girl's rape can help, regardless of the consequences or the rights and privacy of Iraqis. In a Friday August 31 Reuters article, De Palma asserted “The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people. Sky News online picked up the thread that he hoped his film "Redacted" will alert people about “these horrible things things that are happening, this horrible war that I am financing as an American citizen.”De Palma's comments were made...
  • Brian DePalma (Reality ruined his Birthday)

    08/31/2007 11:25:21 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 29 replies · 1,290+ views
    September 1, 2007 | new yorker 77
    Brian DePalma was born on SEPTEMBER 11, 1940. Brian DePalma has decided to do what most liberals are afraid to do and that is to tell the truth about who they are and what they believe. Liberals hate the American soldier. Liberals hope for more dead troops if it results in their gaining power. Liberals will lie repeatedly in order to get their way. Liberals pretend to support the troops as they call their performance in Iraq a failure. Liberals only find value in reporting on troops in Iraq when their either DIE or 'SCREW UP'. The Daily DEAD FAILURE...
  • Not "Bourne" On The Fourth Of July

    08/15/2007 5:08:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 1,283+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2007 | Ben Shapiro
    "[C]onscience," agonizes Hamlet in Act III, Scene I, "does make cowards of us all; / And thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, / And enterprises of great pith and moment / With this regard their currents turn awry, / And lose the name of action." The tragedy of Hamlet is the tragedy of overweening self-criticism. "If Hamlet is sick," writes theater critic Walter Kerr in his masterpiece, "Tragedy and Comedy," "he is sick with a passion for perfection." Hamlet waits for the perfect moment to kill Claudius, says Kerr, and...
  • The Movie That Changed The Movies [ExileStreet]

    08/13/2007 6:31:22 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 37 replies · 1,510+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 8/13/07 | Bruce Thornton
    As New York Times critic A.O. Scott wrote recently, forty years ago this summer the movie that changed the movies premiered. Anybody old enough to remember films before Bonnie and Clyde can testify to the jolting power of Arthur Penn’s kinetic blend of blue-grass slapstick, Depression-era nostalgia, and gruesome, stylized violence. But something else was revealed then, something that I, 14 at the time, was too callow and ignorant to notice behind the cinematic innovations––the moral idiocy that has since come to define pretty much most of American popular culture. Bonnie and Clyde staked a claim to a moral seriousness...
  • DiCaprio "Not Inspired" by 2008 U.S. Presidential Hopefuls (Barf alert)

    08/10/2007 1:37:30 PM PDT · by Hazzardgate · 63 replies · 1,055+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 10 August 2007 | IMDB
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has decided not to campaign for any of the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates, because none of the politicians in the running "inspire" him. The Blood Diamond star, 32, was a staunch advocate of Democratic hopeful Senator John Kerry during 2004's presidential election and even traveled across 14 states to rally support and raise funds for him. But DiCaprio admits the frontrunners for 2008's election - Democratic candidates Senator Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul - have yet to catch his attention with their environmental policies. He says, "I'm still on the fence about it,...
  • 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Politicized

    08/05/2007 3:59:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 118 replies · 3,959+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps we should have expected this but apparently The Bourne Ultimatum which opened this weekend is chock full of liberal proganda. So who is making this charge? Some vicious rightwinger with an axe to grind against liberal Hollywood producers? Nope. This is the claim of a liberal movie reviewer, Anthony Kaufman, who wrote the following in his Huffington Post blog, Jason Bourne: An Anti-Cheney American Hero? A stinging rebuke against Cheney-esque black ops and torture tactics, Universal Pictures' The Bourne Ultimatum is more than just a heart-stopping international espionage thriller: It is Hollywood's most direct attack against the Bush Regime...
  • Cruise, Redford, Streep Take On Iraq War In New Movie... (Drudge Title)

    08/06/2007 7:13:36 PM PDT · by RDTF · 95 replies · 2,104+ views
    You Tube via Drudge Report ^ | August 6, 2007 | SilentNick
    Lions For Lambs Trailer link