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It turns out Hollywood’s proverbial “casting couch” belonged to Harvey Weinstein. Glad it’s out of commission.

Do you wonder why only Harvey Weinstein is taking the fall? Was he too fat and ugly for us to imagine despoiling young actresses? I like to think it’s because he produced truly awful movies.   I am heartened to … Continue reading

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Quote “he didn’t have to die”

Cognition. Chanting. Changing cognition using repetitive use of words.     The title I pulled from one of those damned Supermarket Tabloid headlines about Alan Thicke. It’s a cheap way to express opinions which are actually accusations, yes? Partly. The publishers of … Continue reading

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The NAFTA Three Amigos are about as funny as their Hollywood namesakes

Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto telling their despairing citizens not to fear free trade –Martin Short couldn’t get a bigger laugh! And I think we’ve got a litmus test for professional integrity. The free trade isn’t cut … Continue reading

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MP Jo Cox was no humanitarian. She was shill for neoliberal banking & war.

At best, murdered Member of Parliament Jo Cox was a humanitarian in the Hollywood celebrity mold. Syria, Darfur, etc. Her concerns for refugees or “pro-democracy” collateral ony promoted neoliberal interventionism. The British MP’s martyrdom while opposing the BREXIT was beautifully … Continue reading

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Save Darfur was an Oil Play

I remember when you couldn’t throw a stick without hitting someone who didn’t want to SAVE DARFUR. And boy did they need hitting with a stick. All those high school and college students activated by OBAMA 08 lined up to … Continue reading

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Protect and Serve …Who?

When the police show up at your door dressed like this, I assumed the ‘Protect” means for them not you. They have done a great job of selling America the “Protect and Serve” but do you really need it? In … Continue reading

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So Renée Zellweger’s face is our fault?

APPARENTLY it is our own laggard CONSENT that drives the manufacturing process –haha. I’m sorry, no question, the chicken came before the rotten egg. Go ahead, blame the victim. Shame on the public for balking at what Hollywood feeds us. … Continue reading

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Film critics toe corporate line to re-kill messenger Gary Webb, after Hollywood

AT BEST “KILL THE MESSENGER” portrays suspiciously deceased journalist Gary Webb as a heroic sleuth who refused to compromise his principles. At best, the film re-reports the enormous crime which Webb exposed in his series DARK ALLIANCE, that the CIA’s … Continue reading

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Lincoln: from Obama we hoped for a presidential reprise, not an Oscar

President Barack Obama couldn’t deliver on the campaign inference he’d fill Abraham Lincoln’s shoes, so what do we do? Cut the Great Emancipator down to size. Portray America’s most lionized president as political operator, and distribute copies of the film … Continue reading

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Rogue vigilante Chris Dorner burned at the stake by angry hooded white men

Tuning in to developments with fugitive cop-killer Chris Dorner in Big Bear on Tuesday, I half expected a televised denouement like Fahrenheit 451, where impatient viewers were given a contrived final scene, fitting the short arc of the average attention … Continue reading

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ARGO is a near deftly crafted thriller, jingoist agitprop, full-on Islamophobic mockumentary

This movie is rated AYFKM– Film critics are unanimous in their praise of ARGO, Ben Affleck’s retelling of an Iran Hostage Crisis era escape caper. Either these reviews also reflect media agencies uniformly shrugging off Argo’s obvious anti-Iranian jingoism or … Continue reading

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Hollywood showcases ‘Arab face’ minstrel show- Backing US military campaigns with Jewish racism against Arabs

What is the movie ‘The Dictator’ all about? It’s about the ever growing Jewish RACISM against Arabs and Muslims. Hitler’s time is now long over. Today’s international racism centers on the Arabs and their victimizers are not Germans, but rather … Continue reading

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Building Cross Border Solidarity would lead to more workers rights in both Mexico and the US

An interesting PDF report from those helping to build some Labor Solidarity between workers in Mexico and the US- Cross Border Solidarity. Some excerpts: INTRODUCTION In the period since the North American Free Trade Agreement has come into effect, the … Continue reading

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Hollywood to rest of world: Whatever.

It used to be the effusive “You love me. You really love me” but the Oscars post-Guy Fawkes have lifted Hollywood’s green curtain. Meryl Streep may have thought she was retweeting the audience when she pulled the Federer/Schumacher victor’s lament, … Continue reading

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Marlon Brando’s lost Oscar speech

In 1973 Marlon Brando declined a best actor award for the Godfather in solidarity with the American Indian. Yada yada yada, only that much we remember. Something to do with Wounded Knee, but the average American might be excused for … Continue reading

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PPLFF says no BDS of Israeli Apartheid

Crap. The Anti-Apartheid BDS campaign targeted Cannes because of it, Hollywood luminaries boycotted the Toronto Film Festival over the same principles in 2009, you’d think the Springs gay community might have paid heed. Instead the 2010 Pikes Peak Lavender Film … Continue reading

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John Travolta caught cheating uh, fans

By all appearances, a traditional paparazzi scoop. Wanna bet Brand Travolta has calculated that being “unmasked as a cheating spouse” will be outweighed by positive inferences of the shifty Scientologist’s virility? The photo on the tabloid cover appears to have … Continue reading

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Dodgers sportscasters recall Chavez Ravine, not Battle of Chavez Ravine

Chávez Ravine isn’t just the site of Dodger Stadium. Major League announcers mentioned it knowingly today during the Cubs game, looking over at its Hollywood-like “Think Blue” sign, but Chávez Ravine is no mere physical feature. It names the Hispanic … Continue reading

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Upon hearing some of the locals discussing Faulkner in Pakistan.

They’re saying “He almost DID get Osama!” ahem… where would they have that info from? Oh, yeah, The Colorado Rambo’s Publicity Dept. They also cited an A&E program where somebody had supposedly almost gotten bin Laden but Osama got in … Continue reading

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Hubris, thy name is Gazette

Maybe it’s because the American-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is in fact born American, but his statement that there should be Retaliatory killings of American Civilians fits so very well with the American killings of Afghan, Pakistani, VietNamese, Korean, … … Continue reading

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Of thee I Billy Sing

OK, so that was the stupidest title. But the real story is even more stupid.   Australian TV producers were casting for a TeleDocumentary TV series “The Legend of Billy Sing” about a Chinese-Australian soldier who is lauded as a … Continue reading

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Wolfman is a man’s werewolf, no Olalla

Poor wolf man, he’s the bastard of the horror big three. Dracula and Frankenstein have antecedents in folklore but bloomed on the quills of novelists. The werewolf traces back to the Greek, yet no one will pull him from the … Continue reading

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Avatar: novel push for noble savage

I’d like to contrast the high-profile critical receptions being given two Hollywood films about darker-skinned-ness. Precious is about an African-American girl so dark she absorbs the light, without being about race at all. The movie tells a story of poverty, … Continue reading

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I knew Black Friday, and You Sir, are no Black Friday

If this year’s “Black Friday” fails to pull retailers out of their red ink, should the dubious protologism retire its presumption to speak for consumer confidence? I think it should. Wasn’t it really just an economist’s “for the Gipper” meme … Continue reading

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Capitalism Love Story at 3 COS screens

Michael Moore’s CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY opens today in Colorado Springs, at Tinseltown, Cinemark Carefree and Hollywood Interquest. Showtimes and a note from Moore below. Tinseltown at 1pm, 3:55pm, 6:50pm, and 9:45pm; Cinemark at 11:40am, 1:15pm, 2:50pm, 4:25pm, 6:00pm, 7:35pm, … Continue reading

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