2016 a conservative vision of Obama’s second term

August 27, 2012

The documentary isn’t all theory and conjecture. An interview with David M. Walker, the U.S. comptroller general from 1998 to 2008, presents a sobering picture of the national debt and what it might portend for our future. Author and commentator Shelby Steele makes some provocative, pointed observations about the role race played in Obama’s election. And footage of a town hall-style meeting in which the president fumbles —and fumbles, and fumbles — in his attempt to explain the economic benefits of his Affordable Care Act should warm the hearts of Obamacare foes.

But even the staunchest anti-Obama factions should be wary of the falacious content flying around in D’Souza’s film.

The Apparition: The Horror, the Muddled Horror

August 27, 2012

The Apparition Grade 67 Cast:Tom Felton, Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan Director:Todd Lincoln Rating:PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality Running time: 82 minutes Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post Kelly, the heroine of The Apparition, seems pretty happy with her …

“Richie Allen Weeps”, the song

August 26, 2012

This goes with my new painting. I like to go to our new ballpark And watch the young men when they play But like the wizard of Ozymandias All this too will pass away There’s a lot out by the …

Sean Clancy on Fat Kid Rules the World

August 26, 2012

By Sean Clancy Voice in the Wilderness Fat Kid Rules the World. Quirky title. Comes from a YA novel and now it’s a movie, which maybe you saw if you were one of the few dozen folks who plunked down …

Obama’s America Director Emulates Michael Moore to Boost Movie

August 24, 2012

You know what people? I can’t review what the filmmakers don’t make available. I asked for a screener, nobody responded. And they apparently didn’t screen the film for any other critics either, because this is the only story I could …

Levi Agee’s Screengems: 48 Hour Film Festival screening tonight

August 24, 2012

This didn’t make the newspaper again. Too many bad movies opening. Our Levi has had a busy week. By Levi Agee BDA Boy Wonder What did you do last weekend? Odds are if you’re a filmmaker or video hobbyist in …

Richie Allen Weeps

August 23, 2012

This is the (almost finished) home plate I did for Susan Elder’s “Home Plate Heroes” charity that helps local kids. You’ll be able to see them all at Thea in Argenta next month. Online auction begins September 17.

CD review: Shipp Crow Loudly

August 23, 2012

A Crow Loudly Shipp CD Baby Billy Bob Thornton once said there are guys working in the Peavey factory who can play guitar every bit as well as Jimi Hendrix, and while he mighn’t have meant that literally his point …

Stigma and confusion blur the debate over NC-17 rating

August 22, 2012

The MPAA says NC-17 ratings can be based on “violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children.” The group says NC-17 “does not mean ‘obscene’ or ‘pornographic’ … and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience.”

Night Game

August 21, 2012

More on this in Sunday’s Critical Mass column.