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 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.
Starring Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr
Directed by Clint Eastwood
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.
A documentary about being radically gross and stupid; Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman,
Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss,
Directed by Robert Schwentke
CODE NAME: RED
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:
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
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.
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.
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