I’m sorry but I can’t see how this old-guy version of The Hangover can escape mediocrity with a script by the dreaded Dan Fogelman, who will live in infamy forever for having written Stupid Crazy Love, and the likelihood of rote, by-the-numbers direction by Jon Turtletaub, who gave us National Treasure and Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Straight paycheck work for Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and supporting players.
Prediction: Gaiety, booze, hookers, madness…and one of them croaks.
Hats off to Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted and Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott for successfully cutting back on early voting in their states and thereby creating long agonizing voting lines and suppressing the Democratic vote as much as possible. The rightwing view these days is that you do what you need to do is help your guy win. Echoes of South American generals and goon squads favoring the oligarchs.
For the 179th time, George Lucas has spoken about how he plans to one day make his “own little personal films.” He conveyed this intention, which he has voiced for many years without actually doing making any small personal films, while attending Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Gala last Friday night. Lucas said that his last film, Red Tails, “barely got into theatres [but] I’m going to go further out than that. The [films] I’m working on now will never get into the theaters.”
It’s not Romney’s silence in response to the “End Climate Silence” guy asking about the connection beteen climate change and Hurricane Sandy. And it’s not his idiotic Ken Doll expression when the crowd boos the questioner. It’s the “USA! USA! USA!” chanting in response to the climate-change guy. It’s un-American and un-patriotic, in short, to warn about climate change because it’ll get in the way of job growth. Reducing greenhouse gases is a metrosexual European thing. We’re Americans, and we drive muscle cars!