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  • Opening Night For "Chappaquiddick" Movie

    04/08/2018 1:42:48 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 07 April 2018
    "Chappaquiddick" did an estimated $1.9 million in ticket sales in 1,560 USA theaters. I can't find how much the movie cost, but if it's more than $20 million, it will have a very hard time breaking even.
  • NY Times Op-Ed: Chappaquiddick Film Is ‘Character Assassination’ of Ted Kennedy

    04/07/2018 7:15:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 152 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film Chappaquiddick was a "character assassination" of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. "How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy" wrote Neal Gabler, who is working on a biography of Kennedy. Gabler complained the film, released in theaters Friday, has been "heavily promoted by conservative media outlets, and reviewers across the political spectrum have praised what they deem its damning but factual approach. Damning it is; factual it is not." There actually was no "cover-up" of Kennedy's car accident that led to the death...
  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 4:23:20 PM PDT · by gaijin · 89 replies
    What did people think..? Would you recommend the movie to other Freepers..? Do you plan on seeing the movie..?
  • CHAPPAQUIDDICK Movie Thread--Premiere's Today

    04/06/2018 12:43:44 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 59 replies
    Rotton Tomatoes ^ | 4/06/2018 | Nikos1121
    On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history, and let's be honest, America as we knew it before Ted Kennedy.
  • Since Chappaquiddick, Democrats' views of women have evolved. Republicans' still need to.

    04/06/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 6, 2018 | by Jill Filipovic
    The new movie about the Ted Kennedy's involvement in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne highlights the progress women have made in the Democratic party. Mary Jo Kopechne was 28 years old when she died, trapped in a car that had plunged into a Massachusetts waterway. Experts believe she didn’t drown, but suffocated: Air pockets in the car allowed her to keep breathing for many hours after the crash. This is important because Kopechne wasn’t alone at the time of the accident: Then-Senator Ted Kennedy was behind the wheel. The left does continue to struggle with how to treat misdeeds...
  • Film Review: Chappaquiddick Does the Right Thing (Morality Returns to the Movies)

    04/06/2018 6:56:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2018 | Armond White
    Brian De Palma’s 1981 political thriller Blow Out was the first movie that dared address the events conjured by the single term “Chappaquiddick.” It was a generational provocation. De Palma, whose comedies Greetings, Phantom of the Paradise, and Hi, Mom! were obsessed with the JFK assassination, advanced to make a deeply emotional film reenacting a well-known loss of life (a supposedly disposable female victim played by Nancy Allen) and national disillusionment. De Palma raised that tragedy, involving both a callous political cover-up and society’s general naïveté, into larger concerns: Blow Out’s daring aesthetic examination of a film technician’s (John Travolta)...
  • WHY STICKING TO THE TRUTH MAKES ‘CHAPPAQUIDDICK’ SO CHILLING

    04/06/2018 6:13:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 6 Apr 2018 | Christian Toto
    This devastating time capsule can't help but stain the Kennedy legacy. There’s a good chance the upcoming biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney won’t be fair or balanced. The film’s writer/director, Adam McKay, is an ardent leftist who injects his politics into his work. McKay even flirted with a “comedy” about a dementia-addled President Ronald Reagan. Har har. The minds behind “Chappaquiddick” ditch the partisan approach like an inconvenient campaign promise. Their tale sticks to what we already know about the car accident that killed both Mary Jo Kopechne and Sen. Ted Kennedy’s presidential dreams. That’s more than enough.
  • How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy

    04/06/2018 6:06:07 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2018 | Neal Gabler
    Senator Edward Kennedy, one of the most famous members of America’s most famous family, understood that he belonged as much to popular culture as to political culture. Now, nine years after his death, comes a movie about the event that, almost as much as the circumstances of his birth, established him in the tabloid pantheon: Chappaquiddick.
  • A Brutal Revisitation of Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 5:47:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    One measure of how old we're getting is realizing how many voters today have no familiarity with the Chappaquiddick scandal. In July of 1969, then-Sen. Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge into a pond with a young woman in the passenger seat and left the scene of the accident alone. Kennedy waited 10 hours to report it, and Mary Jo Kopechne died. This is one compelling reason why many older voters thought liberals sounded preposterous when they suggested Donald Trump's presidential campaign should be canceled over the "Access Hollywood" tape of him boasting of grabbing women in the crotch. Kennedy...
  • Juan Williams's comparison to Chappaquiddick could not have been dumber

    04/06/2018 8:36:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | J. Marsolo
    On the April 5 Fox show The Five, the crew was discussing the movie Chappaquiddick and how some "powerful people on the left" tried to block the movie. It is telling that some still want to block a movie about how Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die inside the submerged car that he drove off the bridge in 1969. Kennedy is dead, so why hide the truth at this late stage? Williams said he didn't know the "story" of Chappaquiddick. You would expect that someone whose job is a paid political commentator would know the story. Kennedy would have...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: White (Democrat) Privilege Edition

    04/05/2018 6:28:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-5-18 | MOTUS
    Chappaquiddick, the movie, is going to be released nationwide tomorrow, nearly 50 years after the actual incident nearly deep-sixed Teddy Kennedy’s political career. It might surprise you to know that there is an entire generation that has never even heard of Chappaquiddick let alone Mary Jo Kopechne1, including the movie’s thirty-something screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. “This is our first screenplay; it was something that we had been really passionate about since we first heard about Chappaquiddick. Which, despite being reasonably politically engaged people, I hadn’t heard of it until 2008 during the primary for that year’s presidential election…We...
  • Carr: Producer says powerful people tried to nix Chappaquiddick flick

    04/02/2018 6:12:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    boston herald ^ | 4/1/2018 | howie carr
    So the producer of the new film about Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick scandal says some “very powerful people” tried to kill his movie. What a surprise — NOT! “Unfortunately,” Byron Allen told Variety last week, “very powerful people tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie. They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way.” Byron Allen is a TV comedian from the ’80s who has become a successful Hollywood mogul. He just bought what’s left of The Weather Channel for $300 million. By the way, he’s also black, so you would...
  • Chappaquiddick - Ted Kennedy Documentary narrated by Ian Holm

    12/16/2017 7:15:44 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Iam Holm
    remarkable.
  • Gargan can’t answer for his role in ‘Chappaquiddick’

    12/29/2017 6:49:03 AM PST · by luke1825 · 26 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/29 | peter lucas
    It is almost as though Joey Gargan decided to slip away before anyone noticed. And the funny thing about it is that he succeeded. So, Ted Kennedy cousin Joseph F. “Joey” Gargan, who was Kennedy’s close companion, won’t be around to answer any questions about “Chappaquiddick,” the upcoming film about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Joey, 87, who was at Kennedy’s side that fateful night, died at his Virginia home December 12 and hardly anybody made the connection to Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
  • Mary Jo Kopechne’s Family on Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick: 'The Truth Has Never Really Come Out'

    03/29/2018 7:42:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 148 replies
    people ^ | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT
    Mary Jo Kopechne had been dead for several months when her parents began to have serious questions about what really happened the night of July 18, 1969. At first, Gwen and Joe Kopechne had believed Senator Ted Kennedy’s account of that evening. “They trusted him,” says Mary Jo’s aunt, Georgetta Potoski, 75. “They loved the Kennedys. But later on, they started to question what happened.” Ted Kennedy could never escape the unanswered questions about his 10-hour delay in reporting the accident to Edgartown police. “The longer it went on, more and more inconsistencies were discovered and he wasn’t telling Gwen...
  • Searing Big Screen “Chappaquiddick” Thriller (Trunc.)

    02/28/2018 8:06:39 AM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | Feb.27, 2018 | Roger Friedman
    Full title: Searing Big Screen “Chappaquiddick” Thriller: Mary Jo Kopechne as First #MeToo Victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption Text of excerpt: I think John Curran’s masterful “Chappaquiddick” was shown once in Toronto for a handful of critics and distributors. Byron Allen was very smart to pick it up for his new Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures company–it’s going to be a big hit. What he could never have predicted back in September that by now the movie would have a whole new layer of meaning: Mary Jo Kopechne, left to drown in the waters of Martha’s Vineyard in...
  • 'Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-up' Foreword Excerpt

    03/19/2018 4:42:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2018 | Howie Carr
    This excerpted foreword by Howie Carr has been republished with permission from Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-up by the late Leo Damore (Regnery Publishing, 2018).If anyone ever truly deserved a Profiles in Courage Award, it was the late Leo Damore, the author of this book.Of course, the awards are handed out by the Kennedy family, and they are all about, not courage, but Political Correctness. But no one can dispute the fact that Damore put himself and his career on the line to write this book, and that one way or another, he paid the ultimate price—as a...
  • Chappaquiddick Film Would’ve Finished Teddy

    04/02/2018 1:52:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Talk about how things have changed, in my first year, sometime between August of 1988 and September of 1989, there was a woman that called here, and she’s a big fan, and she was scared to death that I was going to be arrested for some of the things I was saying about the Kennedys, in public. And she was serious. We were playing a song, a parody of The Wanderer, by DiMucci, Dion DiMucci, called <>a href=https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/videos/?groupId=5&episodeId=0?autoplay=true#!/38/27071/The-Philanderer>The Philanderer, sung by Ted Kennedy, and this woman was scared to death I was gonna get arrested. And she was serious!...
  • Vanity:"Chappaquiddick" includes warning because of scenes showing cigarette smoking!

    04/03/2018 11:49:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 64 replies
    April 3, 2018
    Unreal! Snowflakes need to be warned that a movie set in the Sixties has scenes with characters smoking cigarettes?
  • Hollywood Made a Great Movie About a Kennedy Tragedy

    03/30/2018 7:07:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    Conservatives’ expectations for honest and fair movies coming out of Hollywood are understandably low.  For decades now we have been brow-beaten and lectured by clueless celebrities on everything from saving the Spotted Owl to gun control – the latest flavor of the moment.But a breath of fresh air is blowing in from the left coast. The new movie ‘Chappaquiddick,’ from Entertainment Studios and Apex Entertainment, is a brutally honest recounting of one of America’s greatest public tragedies: the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in a car owned and driven by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)Producer Mark Ciardi has a winner, and...