Category: Movies


Consider the opposing argument for An Inconvenient Truth, then decide intelligently.

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Celebrities are now pledging to be Americans and be more responsible?! Weren’t you a part of the problem before anyway?! You’re pledging now to be a “servant” to the president of the United States?! What about when the former president was being ridiculed by the rest of the planet? Oh, but we only hang out with the cool kids on the block. Forget being American, I don’t know that guy. Let me kiss my arms in the name of Barack (smack) Obama (smack) and pledge servitude because I cannot take care of this country and make a difference as an individual. Isn’t that what made this country great long ago?

Personally, I find this video awkward. I was taught to never serve mankind. We’re idiots, untrustworthy and self-serving fools. To believe that we can actually serve man for man’s sake is skewed. I serve a much higher authority that asks me to be selfless and seek out a purpose for my life that far exceeds anything great that I can attain here – even during those moments when I start to believe that the universe should revolve around me!

Are these celebrities for real? Well as more and more try to join us, we’ll see how hard it is to hold them accountable to a pledge as much as non-believers and believers try to hold me to higher standards.

But even as I walk away (not step down) from my soapbox. I know that you don’t have to pledge your servitude to any person. Serve your country because it’s what made this nation great! Serve your fellow man because it is what we’re commanded to do. But above all else, serve Him!

TRANSCRIPT: “I think there’s a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president, and I think that’s a really scary thing because I don’t know anything about her. I don’t think in eight weeks I’ll know anything about her.

[Uh HELLO? Since McCain announced her as her running mate – nearly TWO WEEKS AGO, the media has gone into a frenzy trying to answer the very question you and the rest of this country wanted to know! Have you not picked up a paper? Read the news online? Talk to a fellow human being? Where were you Damon? Hiding under a rock?! Oh wait, it appears that you were in the parental bliss of being a father to your newborn baby girl on August 20th. Congratulations! Now that you’ve decided to come out of the baby bubble and join the rest of the society, how’s about catching up on your news facts before allowing the AP to get a sound bite you deemed important. I remember when my son was born, my wife thought I was a complete moron for weeks from the lack of rest and euphoria that comes with being a parent.]

I know that she was mayor of a really, really small town and she’s been governor of Alaska for less than two years. I think the pick was made for political purposes but in terms of governance it’s a disaster.

[OK, Matt, let’s look at the numbers. Wasilla, AK, according to 2007 estimates, has a population of nearly 10,000 people. Your current residence of Miami has almost 410,000. Almost 41 times more people. Most of those 10,000 Wasillians probably know Sarah Palin on a more personal level than your neighbors probably do at your own block! She was there everyday being the mayor FOR TWO TERMS! You’ve been out of town making movies and when you were home, you were hopefully attending to your family, right?

So now that we’ve established Wasilla, AK is a small, small town, let’s keep looking at the numbers. After Wasilla, she tried to be lietenant governor and was unable to get elected. Did she stop? Nope, Palin then shook things up within her own party as Ethics Supervisor AND if that wasn’t a good stopping point, she went ahead and ran for governor AND WON! You don’t take a whizz in your party’s pool and still win the governorship! Did your “in the know” neighbors already tell you this? Did you read about it online? Based on your transcript, sounds like a resounding ,”no”.]

If you do the actuary tables, there’s a 1 out of 3 chance – if not more – that McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it’ll be President Palin. (You know) we were just talking about it earlier. Its like a really bad Disney movie. You know, the hockey mom (saying) “Oh, I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska!” And she’s the president! and its like, she’s facing down Vladimir Putin (using the) folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. Its just absurd. Its totally absurd and I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is. Its a really terrifying possibility. The fact that we’ve gotten this far…and we’re that close to this becoming a reality…is ….crazy. Crazy. I mean, did she, I mean I really need to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. That’s an important…I wanna know that, I really do. Because she’s gonna have the nuclear codes. You know, I wanna know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. Or if she banned books, or tried to ban books. I mean, this is…this is…we can’t have that.”

[When Vice President Dick Cheney was experiencing all of his health issues during his term in office, why didn’t I hear about how great it potentially was that Nancy Pelosi was the runner up for the Office of President? Oh but, Matt, aren’t you that familiar about the U.S. Presidential Line of Succession? I would have loved the discussion about Pelosi, mother of five, grandmother of seven, facing Putin with her getting warm and fuzzy with the nuke codes. And where did Damon come from by making the reference to dinosaurs?! What does that have to do with leading the country and having access to the nuclear codes?! And what about the banning of books? This ain’t the 1940’s or 2000 B.C., get in the now and stay out of the political limelight and finish up your education that you haven’t completed at Harvard!]

There’s nothing that bugs me more than entertainers who come crawling out of their little sheltered rich hovels and decide to voice their politics and their (ahem) wisdom upon the masses before going back to their posh abodes. Why the Associated Press decided to let this little creature roam the tubes can only be incendiary. Do they honestly believe that Matt Damon’s political viewpoints are considered newsworthy for the public to engage watercooler talk? I’d like to see the AP wander into gangland cities of this country and interview the thoughts and political concerns of their organized leaders. Why not? They’re more in tune with the American community than the A, B, C, or D-listers that travel the world to exotics shoots and walk the red carpets with their bodyguards and entourages!

I work with macully culkin.

I personally don’t but apparently someone else does. At least he’s just getting high on caffeine and nothing else… right?

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The 13 Voices of Primetime

You’ve heard the voices everywhere but you never saw the faces – until now! Starting from left to right, we’ve got Townsend Coleman, George DelHoyo, Don LaFontaine, Andy Geller, Joe Cipriano, Scott Weil, Rino Ramano, Ashton Smith, Jonathan Cook, Dave Fennoy, Stew Herrera, Rafael Ferrer, and Tony Rodgers.

These are the voices of primetime. The website, primetimevoices.com, has their contact information and samples of their work. It is so cool to actually hear the voices and finally match the faces.

The NY Times has created an interesting graph of all movies’ box office totals since 1986. Worthy of study to understand how certain movies faired. This will probably get more views than the 80th Annual Oscars did last night.

Indy IV Trailer Is Available

Indy IV

How incredible is this trailer. They managed to make Harrison Ford look like he hasn’t missed a beat! Great work on convincing the fans that we’re still going to be in for a treat. I’m still smarting a little from the fact that we won’t see Indy’s dad, Sean Connery, return but I suppose beggars can’t be choosers. Shia LeBeouf makes a brief appearance. I’m eager to see an extended trailer in the weeks to come.