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Don’t read if you intend to see the movie, Charlie Wilson’s War. This Boston Globe editorial accurately summarizes a lesson which the creators of Charlie Wilson’s War attempt to make. Toward the end of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” a CIA officer … Continue reading
Multi-Cinema Civil Disobedience [MCCD] = Watching one movie, while having purchased a ticket for another. I have conservative political views and love movies. This used to mean that I would end up voting with my entertainment dollars for people whose … Continue reading
I was reminded recently that Sydney Pollack, one of the great film director’s passed away in 2008. A couple of my favorite movie scenes ever involved him in Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. He also had a great scene in Eyes … Continue reading
One of my favorite movie scenes, at the beginning of Brian De Palma’s, Carlito’s Way. Courtroom Scene Pacino: Now I ain’t sayin’ that my way would have been different had my mother been alive when I was a kid, ’cause … Continue reading
Aside from telling great stories, Tom Wolfe tells those stories through the prism of how he believes people view themselves and their overall place in society, namely their ‘status.’ Wolfe has written often about the influence German sociologist Max Weber … Continue reading
Dear Fox Sports: While scanning portions of all games involving my beloved Miami Heat on various fast forward speeds using Comcast’s DVR system, your graphics box–which displays the score on the lower right-hand side–is partially obscured by the DVR’s ‘current … Continue reading
Sorry couldn’t help myself. But I did have a post on Oct 13th which identified the the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 as a prime example of both political parties being part of the problem in the financial meltdown. … Continue reading
Ted Stevens being found guilty was expected. But I was shocked to see him accompanied by Lloyd from Entourage. That show is taking realism too far.
The Dark Knight movie was great. I saw it in a packed movie house with downscale demographics [Mall of the Americas], and yet there were no detectable acts of rudeness in the audience during the movie. Perhaps not a Saint … Continue reading