Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ cast interviews…

Courtesy of Jake’sTakes

WSJ has an excellent review up:

…From the slap-hammer opening credits, this is a movie in a mood. Imagine walking into the middle of someone else’s family fight. You’re not quite sure why the atmosphere is so fraught with hysteria, but you sense that it’s safer not to ask. …The plot’s dry bones, which in his novel Mr. Lehane seems to have exhumed from the more hardboiled and allegorical B-movies of the ’40s and ’50s, are just that, a skeletal frame over which Scorsese can drape a garment woven from the accumulated knowledge of his lifetime as a movie watcher.

You can see why he wanted to make this film: It’s a story begging for visual layers. From the Hitchcockian back projections against which Teddy and Chuck are framed, to the kind of shadowy elegance found in the work of ’40s producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur (“Cat People,” “I Walked With a Zombie”), Mr. Scorsese is accessing all the macabre thrillers he has in his head. To catalogue them here wouldn’t just be pretentious, it would be impossible…

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February 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Film Noir, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Update: 67% have unfavorable view of ACORN: Ace in the Hole: Breitbart on ACORN and the media

Update: Rasmussen polled on ACORN and oh boy what results!

Are the public interested, despite the virtual blackout of all coverage on network TV?

Seven-out-of-10 voters (70%) say they are following recent news stories about ACORN at least somewhat closely, with 41% following very closely. Only eight percent (8%) say they aren’t following the news about ACORN at all.

Is the investigation of ACORN a result of ‘racism’, political attacks or ACORN’s illegal activity? Hmmm?

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of all voters also believe that the ongoing criminal investigations of ACORN in several states are primarily the result of illegal behavior on the organization’s part. Twenty percent (20%) say the investigations are politically motivated, and 23% are undecided.

What do people think of ACORN? EVEN Liberals don’t like it!

Only 15% of voters now have even a somewhat favorable opinion of ACORN, while 67% have an unfavorable view of the group. Those figures include only three percent (3%) with a very favorable opinion and 47% with a very unfavorable view.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans, 73% of voters not affiliated with either major political party, and 44% of Democrats have an unfavorable view of ACORN.

Liberal voters are evenly divided—35% favorable and 38% unfavorable. Eighty-two percent (82%) of conservative voters give ACORN unfavorable marks along with 60% of political moderates.

Should funding be cut off? Oh yeah baby!

Fifty-one percent (51%) of U.S. voters now say Congress should end all federal funding of the controversial community organizing group ACORN.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% favor continued taxpayer support of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not sure

Go read the whole poll!

Breitbart of BigGovernment.com nails the PseudoElite Intellectual Media’s utter failure and their abandonment of their responsibilities to the people.

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September 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Film, Film Noir, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Speaker knows: Pelosi finds the villain of the piece…

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Dems miss the SELF-imposed August recess deadline on health care reform. Who, who can be to blame!? Not the Dem leadership, not TOTUS, but who? The Shadow Nancy knows, BWAAAAHAAAAAA Muhuuuuhaaaaaaaa!!!

Of course, they’ve been immoral all along,” she added. “They are the villains in this, they have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening and the public has to know.. They have had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country.”…

See AP at HotAir for more.

Courtesy of davesherman74:

This is the opening of The Shadow, played by the legendary Orson Welles. This episode is “The Circle of Death”, which originally aired November 28, 1937. It’s only fitting that this is being played over my 1936 Zenith console radio you see. This was given to me by a friend, and I have restored it to working condition. Hope you enjoy it!

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Film Noir, Healthcare, Mystery, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 6 comments.

TGIF! Carol Burnett Show: Rebecky…

I love the novel by Du Maurier, the film by Selznick and Hitchcock, and the fabulous parody by the incomparable Carol Burnett…. :0

Courtesy of wickedfan1DINA

Part Two after the break…

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June 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Film Noir, Popular Culture, Suspense. Comments off.

Winona confirms Heathers reboot with Slater…

(glad it came out here as Heathers and not Lethal Attraction, ugh!)

Via AA at Glenn’s place..

UsOnline:

…Ryder also confirmed a sequel is in the works to her 1988 cult film Heathers

“Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works. I swear to God,” she told the magazine. “But for some reason the writer Dan Waters and director Michael Lehman don’t want to talk about it. I’ve been wanting to do a sequel forever. There is a story, and Christian [Slater] has agreed to come back as a kind of Obi-Wan character.”…

June 1, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Film, Film Noir, Music, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Update: Witchhunt Inquisitor accidentally catches self: while hoist on petard claims her ‘role’ is to get control of Congress and the Presidency, not to actually object to unConsititional actions…but she did ‘fight the war’…

Oh thank Gawd SOMEONE mentioned this, it is Rep. Pete Hoekstra R-MI –The Note :

Hoekstra, however, said he finds is “very difficult to believe” that intelligence officials would intentionally mislead leaders of the House intelligence committee, as Pelosi is alleging.

He also blasted Pelosi for saying that, since she felt she couldn’t change Bush administration policies, she turned her attention to electing a Democratic congressional majority.

“What I heard her say — and I was quite taken aback by her when she said — was that politics are more important than national security,” Hoekstra said. “That’s a very dangerous precedent.”

Bond said there have been numerous instances where congressional leaders have privately influenced administration policy on intelligence matters, though he declined to offer specfics.

“It’s no excuse to say, ‘I was powerless.’ That’s what oversight is all about,” he said. “There are a whole range of actions, and she did not take them.”

Nora Desmond Nancy Pelosi has gone off the rez…

BWAHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! BWAAAFRAKKINHAAAAAAA!!!!! Oh my side hurts now! BWAAAAAAHAAAAA!!!!!

Pelosi Press Briefing Transcript Courtesy of Legal Insurrection:

QUESTION: Do you wish now that you had done more? Do you wish…

PELOSI: No. 

QUESTION: … it had been your own letter?

PELOSI: No, no, no, no, no, no. I mean, the point is, is that we had the conversation. They told us they had legal opinions. As I say in my statement, we now know what they didn’t inform us then, that there were other opinions within the executive branch that concluded that these interrogation techniques were not legal. So no letter or anything else is going to stop them from doing what they’re going to do. My job was to change the majority in Congress and to change — to fight to have a new president, because what was happening was not consistent with our values, certainly not true, and — and something that had to be changed….

(Hear that boys and girls? Her JOB was to change the majority  and to fight to have a new TOTUS not to you know TAKE ACTION OF ANY SORT…)

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May 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Film Noir, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Comic Relief: Neil Simon – Film Noir/Detective Parody…

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February 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Film Noir, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Annual VNSA Book Fair: Feb. 14th & 15th …

This is my favorite part of February, the VNSA Book Fair..I drool over books the way some women do designer shoes and jewels, my hubby is a lucky man eh?!?

But come on, who wouldn’t be excited!! check this out:

Members of Teamsters Locals 104 and 752 volunteer their time to move more than 8,000 boxes of books. After a week, the books are ready, organized into 27 major categories.

Mmmmmm Books.....Like a Doughnut to Homer, MiM feels the call of the books: Members of Teamsters Locals 104 and 752 volunteer their time to move more than 8,000 boxes of books. After a week, the books are ready, organized into 27 major categories.

ABOUT VNSA:

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February 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Film Noir, Jazz, Motown, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 2 comments.

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