Posts Tagged ‘ Hollywood ’

The Emperor of Twee (Seavey/Perry on Wes Anderson)

  The latest installment of the entertainment podcast sweeping the nation has arrived! Our apologies for any audio difficulties you might encounter, and a promise to rectify that bug in the future. Until then, enjoy my thoughts on Pete Seeger’s passing-and cultural influence, both negative and positive-as well as Wes Anderson’s latest (unsuccessful) attempt...
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The DREAM Factory

The DREAM Factory

This film sounds so delightfully atrocious that we’re moderately interested in seeing just how bad the final product is, should it come to fruition. Much like La Misma Luna, the protagonist of this feature is a beleaguered yet ambitious DREAMer. Who better to tug on the heart strings of credulous cineastes as Congress attempts...
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Not Even A Fig Leaf

Not Even A Fig Leaf

  Update: A list of the Republican senators who abandoned their constituents. Watch the Senate debate live! The chart above-compiled by the Federation for American Immigration Reform-illustrates how the Gang of Eight bill rewards criminality-at least, if the crimes are being perpetrated by a favored political constituency. In this case, illegal aliens. Tonight the Senate...
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Hating Breitbart

Hating Breitbart

It’s been over a year since we lost Andrew Breitbart, although it seems much longer, and his departure is just as piercing today, as we confront an administration unencumbered by the rule of law, overseen by a politically neutered Congress, and whose actions are facilitated by a press whose slavish devotion to the left’s...
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Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love

Most of you are aware of the horrific murder which took the life of independent actor and filmmaker, as well as loving wife and mother, Adrienne Shelly over six years ago. We’ve chronicled the struggle her widower Andrew Ostroy has waged in order to bring to account the negligent employers who allowed criminal alien...
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Libertyfest

Libertyfest

As someone who had never attended Liberty Fest-this was its third iteration, as the banner onto which the shadow of radio and television personality Lionel is projected indicates-I didn’t come into the event with any preconceived ideas or expectations. Even though I had been to events organized around similar principles, an eight hour-long seminar/concert/bull session...
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Get It Done

Get It Done

The man you see above is the Legend of North Hollywood High, Ace, a.k.a. Adam “Lakers” Carolla. He was in town to sign copies of his latest memoir cum tragedy, Not Taco Bell Material, at the 5th Avenue Barnes & Noble and host a live podcast of the Adam Carolla Show this Friday at Caroline’s. Although...
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We Are Breitbart

We Are Breitbart

Update: Our friend Anthony Bialy also had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Breitbart during his cross-country tour for Righteous Indignation. Read his account of Monday’s tribute at Conservative Commune. Thanks, Karol!  Monday night I had the honor of attending a tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart held in Hell’s Kitchen. I’m not sure what...
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Dissecting ‘Machete’ (Part II)

Dissecting ‘Machete’ (Part II)

As I noted in my previous post, one of the problems you face in analyzing “Machete” is the multi-pronged approach taken by its director. While obviously trying to exploit the intensified feelings surrounding the debate over what to do about illegal aliens that was engendered by the passage of SB 1070, Robert Rodriguez had...
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My Critique Of ‘Machete’ (Part I)

My Critique Of ‘Machete’ (Part I)

I should probably preface this post with the caveat that it does contain numerous “spoilers,” so if you wish to see this film untainted by the disclosure of any plot lines, characterization, thematic development or surprise twists, I suggest you depart before the jump. I myself am not a fan of spoiler alerts, and...
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