Tag Archive: Entertainment/Culture

The Pravda

Speaking of the decline of entertainment:

Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power.

The book, written by Rather’s producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during

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All Your Channels Belong To Us

Hmmm:

Comcast said Thursday it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in a deal that would combine the two biggest cable companies in the United States.

If the deal is approved, the combined group will be the country’s dominant provider of television channels and Internet connections, reaching roughly one in three American homes.

If this deal goes through, Comcast will control one-third of the cable market, dwarfing any other provider … Read more

Hey Mr DJ: Record Keepers Edition

It’s business as usual. The Admininstration continues to ignore its rampant scandals, another mass shooter terrorizes the nation and prompts calls for gun control, and the fully dysfunctional federal government prepares to pretend to have a debate about whether it should borrow even more money that it can never pay back to pay for wars that can’t be won, bloated and crooked entitlement programs, and the all-around regulatory/bureaucratic/corporate/financial nightmare that is ObamaCare–which Congress will neither … Read more

Ebert Gone

Roger Ebert has died. As you can probably guess, I didn’t see eye to eye with Ebert on politics. In fact, the first post I ever did for the old Moorewatch site was a rebuttal of many of the things Ebert said in his Sicko! review.

But as a film critic, I thought he was great. From my “Ebert is wrong post” (which has some language I’m not proud of, but won’t flush down … Read more

Friday Five: Oscar Upsets

Oscar nominees came out earlier this week. I don’t take the Oscars terribly seriously anymore since they’ve long since beclowned themselves. Even the people I know who watch it do so for the spectacle and the celebrities. But I did get to thinking: what are the worst Oscar winners? You can pick anything: directors, actor, actress, best special effects if you’re that passionate about it.

My five?

Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan: … Read more

Psy Sighs

As you may have heard, there’s a bit of controversy about the guy behind the Gangham Style video (which I am proud to have still not watched).

n 2004, Psy allegedly rapped the following:

Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives.

Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture.

Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers.

Kill them all slowly and painfully.

The lyrics and English translation — which we’re told

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Hey Mr DJ: Ring of Power Edition

The Hobbit comes out in theaters next weekend. I’m a life-long fan of the book. No surprises there. Still, I’ll pass on seeing it in the theater. A night out at the movies is too much to spend for a story that I already know. And if I need to see awe-inspiring visuals of New Zealand’s natural wonders, I’ll ask CM to get a camera and email me some landscape shots or something. No, I … Read more

Hey Mr DJ: Betray Us Edition

It’s not the United States anyone wants to secede from.  People want to secede from Washington, DC and its sleaze and corruption.  They’d best remember where their loyalties lie.  The connected and powerful in DC are screwing each others wives on a scale not seen since Caligula forced the Senators’ wives to become whores to raise money for the state (an intriguing idea).  And then Elmo ended up with a flicker of a sex scandal.  … Read more

Surprise Study Finds Rappers Use Brains

Yeah, I’m a music critic now.  What about it?

During the freestyle rapping, there was increased activity in an area of the brain that is responsible for motivation of thought and action (called the medial prefrontal cortex). At the same time, there was decreased activity in brain regions that normally play a supervisory or monitoring role (dorsolateral prefrontal regions).

The study went on to note that the wave patterns of rappers’ brains during nightclub shootings, … Read more

A Movie About The Other Fat Man

High praise indeed

As if Game Change was not revealing enough (love affair pointed one direction, antipathy and disgust the other) Hollywood, or should I say a Hollywood liberal, no difference really, is making a movie about a conservative icon, replete with femi nazism, the magic negro song, and one golden microphone:

Actor and outspoken liberal John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cusack’s production company said Friday.
The

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