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Breitbart to appear in films

 

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/07/breitbart-stars-two-posthumous-films

Andrew Breitbart may no longer be with us, but his film legacy has yet to be written.

The Hollywood Reporter says two films featuring Breitbart are currently in production and could allow the late Internet publisher to have the last word on media bias during this critical election year.

The filmmakers of both movies are vague about their distribution and marketing plans, no doubt mindful that their efforts could be perceived as callous attempts to profit from tragedy. Therefore, it’s difficult to predict which movie will hit screens first.

The first one conceived, though, is called “Hating Breitbart,” which began two-and-a-half years ago when a camera crew started shadowing their subject at events like Tea Party rallies, where he’d whip like-minded activists into a frenzy with his fiery oratory, as well as Occupy Wall Street protests, where he’d elicit – appropriately, given the title of the film – tremendously hateful responses to his mere presence.

Olivia Spencer wins Oscar

Ove Overmyer With Melissa Harris-PerryThat’s a big deal and a big gal. I could have predicted as much when I blogged my review for The Help.

If you have not seen the movie you can get it from Netflix.  It is worth the time.  Her character was alive, real and not corny in the least.  I don’t know what problem Melissa Harris has with the film but she said the acting was good. 

Take it from a reviewer who gets it right most of the time: Spencer gave an Oscar-worthy performance.  You can take that to the bank. 

What are the top ten films of 2011?

By ticket sales it may not be a banner year for films. Are moviegoers getting sick of Hollywood slick?

Reviewing films has become second nature to me. I picked it up like a bad habit after realiazing that opinion writing on pols and their politics was getting too stressful. I have not regretted that decision and confine my two cents mostly to this blog. When I should have been taking care of myself I was what else seeking out films to watch and review. I can only talk about those I’ve seen. If not I will make a note of it.

Not in order yet just my list

Higher ground

Midnight in Paris

Tree of life

A separation (did not see yet)

Moneyball

A Dangerous Method

The Help

War horse. ( did not see)

Crazy, stupid, love

The Iron Lady (not released yet)

DVD Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

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I know this movie has been out for a while on DVD but I have just now seen it.  I am glad I took the time to watch it.  Film was full of twists and turns that made it funny and interesting.  Steve Carrell is good and I love Ryan Gosling he is so cute and was so macho in this film.  Probably one of his best performances.  The men in this film were the show stealers.  The women were kind of an afterthought and even used by the two co stars of this film.

But that’s okay because everyone comes to their senses in the end and it has a happy ending.   I won’t give this one away because it would really be a spoiler.  Rent it and enjoy it.  It is one of the best comedies of the year and a decent romance but mostly a  comedy or a romcom if you will.

I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would.  No black people in it, no take that back one black woman that Ryan hits on has a brief role.

Coming Soon: My Top Ten Films of the year

I have been consumed with my health issues this past month.  I have not been to a movie in  over  a month.  I was going to go to the Austin TX film fest but changed and that was the weekend that changed things.

I plan to get a list together.  I notice reviewers do mix the foreign with the domestic films with their reviews.  In addition my Netflix account I suspended while I was waiting for things to clear up.  I hope they get clearer.  I went through a big door and it did not kill me.  It seems lots of folks my age died or did suicide the past two months.  So, surviving is important.

Reel Short Takes: Army of Crime

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C’est le vrai Inglorius Basterds this Army of Crime French film.  Dammit if you want to see a real movie just find a French film, noir or otherwise.  Army recounts the story of the French resistance during WWII wherein immigrant Jews blasted a whole bunch of German basterds with guns and grenades.  They were caught and executed in the end naturally because the Germans were so incensed that they set out to find them.  Just your luck it happens to be streaming on Netflix you don’t even have to get the CD.  I watched it twice already.

It has scenes of sex and violence and torture but not too much really.  I give it that rare 5/5 stars.