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    Default 'The Post': new movie on the release of the Pentagon Papers links to Trump

    Looking forward to "The Post" after seeing the trailer for this film which will be released Jan. 12. The film is about the competition between the Washington Post and the New York Times on the release of the Pentagon Papers back in the '70s.

    The parallels between then and now are significant. Nixon, like Trump, criticized the media during their terms in office. The Post's Carl Bernstein says however that Trump's attacks are far more treacherous. Not surprisingly, they have been criticized across the board, even by Fox News which has usually fawned over him. The film's cast includes Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee. The film, which is directed by Steven Spielberg, has gotten great advance reviews. Can't wait for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    As unlikely as it would be, I'd love to see a movie update of "The West Wing." Now there's a liberal movie worth waiting for.
    There are already way too many fantasy movies around.


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    "WE KNOW the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest." - Hillary Clinton, September 12th, 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyS View Post
    There are already way too many fantasy movies around.


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    And thank God conservatives don't put them on the silver screen!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewell View Post
    Looks like a good movie. For recent newspaper pics, it'll have to do a lot to be better that Spotlight, imo.
    Didn't see that one. Of course, few will beat "All the President's Men."


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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    And thank God conservatives don't put them on the silver screen!
    Not when you have Harvey Weinstein as your left-wing movie champion. His fantasies are more than enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    And thank God conservatives don't put them on the silver screen!
    Oh, they do. They just tend to be ****ty movies. There are not many excellent movie makers, novelists, or artists of any stripe who are (1) conservative and also (2) any good at what they do.

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    The movie is being given a very limited release in late December to qualify for the Oscars. Earnest, journalism dramas have a very limited appeal, unless they are released close enough so that the actual event is fresh in the audience's mind (All the President's Men) or use journalism as the underpinning of a familiar genre ("Broadcast News") And as narrow as the US appeal is, it's even more limited in an overseas release.

    It has the feel of one of those movies Hollywood has decided we, the public, need to see, rather than answering a demand for what we want to see.

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