Fair moviemaking?

Fair Game
Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts; Directed by Doug Liman

In July 2003, Joseph C. Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times (titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa”) disputing the evidence used by the Bush Administration to justify the war against Iraq. The film Fair Game is about what led up to that op-ed, the fall-out from it, and how its publication affected him and his wife, Valarie Plame. To get a perspective on this film, The Colorado Statesman has agreed to publish an op-ed by Doug Young regarding Fair Game.

A mega-mindfully political parable

A Dreamworks Animation 3-D film featuring the voices of Will Farrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, David Cross; Directed by Tom McGrath

Hey kids! Did you become annoyed with all of those nasty campaign commercials? Did you get sick of all the talk by grown-ups about this election and things like tea parties, Obamacare, the ugly 3, witches, and a power shift in Congress? Are you glad it’s all over? Well then, gather around and let me tell you a tale to help you get your mind off all that mudslinging, muckraking and machinations.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

Starring Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Educational Superfreaks

Waiting for ‘Superman’
A documentary about our troubled educational system and the need for reform; Directed by Davis Guggenheim
A documentary applying economic theories to seemingly uneconomic human behaviors and societal issues; Directed by Alex Gibney, et al.
Jackass 3D
A documentary about being radically gross and stupid; Directed by Jeff Tremaine

An open secret

Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman,
Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss,
Directed by Robert Schwentke


Revenge of the NERDS

The Social Network
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer
Directed by David Fincher

Let Me In
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Yaniv Schulman, Megan Faccio
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Surfing the Internet, Politi-Flix recently came upon this curious website:

Political cartoon animals

Alpha and Omega
Starring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover, Christina Ricci
Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Starring the voices of Abbie Cornish, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Helen Mirren
Directed by Zack Snyder

MORE of the Same

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LeBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon
Directed by Oliver Stone

This film scrolls along like a Stock Market ticker rolling across the bottom of your television screen when watching CNN or some other cable news channel. And like that ticker’s measurement of the up and down vacillations of the market, this film’s ticker similarly documents the film’s pluses and minuses as its running time unspools. Below are some tickers and their translations from various moments of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Dogtooth is 'dogging' for your vote

Starring Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaizidou
Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

My name is Dogtooth and I’m running at an art house theater near you. You may not have heard of me, or think that I have a chance to secure your funding support at the ticket counter, but I believe I am just as worthy of your consideration as any other filmic candidate vying for your time and attention this fall.

Choices, choices

Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis

Starring Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Dominic West
Directed by Neil Marshall