Legendary Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott seems a bit frustrated with President Donald Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. The 82-year-old movie maker questioned the president’s mental health and intelligence on how he’s handled things for the past two months, calling him a “nutcase.”
A friend tweeted from Ireland (in time for St. Patrick's Day), blaming President Trump for the major decline in the value of stocks. This same friend credited Barack Obama's economic policies when the Dow Jones Industrial Averages approached 30,000. This -- and more -- is part of our political, economic and medical divide with mixed messages coming from supposed professionals, amateurs and people who don't know what they are talking about.
One of President Trump’s fiercest foes is singer/actress Barbra Streisand, who has hurled insults and caustic emails at the Republican for at least 13 years -- and she doesn’t show any signs of stopping. As you might expect, the entertainer is doing her best to prevent Trump from being re-elected on November 3, and she has found an outlet that will let her spew all of her venom and hatred toward the GOP official: the Variety entertainment magazine and website.
A new alt-history program about the rise of fascism in America during World War II has been called “startlingly prescient.” That’s according to radical leftist David Simon (The Wire) the creator of next month’s limited HBO series The Plot Against America, based on the 2004 novel by Philip Roth.
Fans of the beloved former CBS show Walker, Texas Ranger will be sorely disappointed to hear it will be getting the CW treatment in its reboot. In addition to Walker getting a new female partner, media reported on Wednesday that he will have a “gay, conservative younger brother.”
It seemed only natural that January 19's 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT and TBS would get political. Why is that? Well, known Trump-basher Robert De Niro was being honored with a life achievement award.
The media’s report card on Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes gig proved as brutal as expected. Variety called Gervais’ performance “tame.” The L.A. Times was even colder with its takedown. The USA Today reviewer described Gervais’ performance as “dull": "There were a few chuckles to be had, but even fans of Gervais’ harsh brand of humor would likely be disappointed."
On Thursday FX released a trailer for its upcoming series on Hulu Mrs. America about conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly’s fight against radical feminists and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. You can tell, based on the video and coverage of it, where sympathies are supposed to lie.
Patrick Stewart returns to Star Trek and the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new CBS streaming show, but the reason it exists at all is, unsurprisingly, political. The liberal actor told Variety this week that Picard is “me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump.” he also said that the United States (under Trump) and Britain (under Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson) are “completely fucked.”
Remember earlier this month when Democratic impeachment witness Pamela Karlan attacked the Trump family? She testified that even though the “President can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron.” Later that day, Karlan apologized for her caustic remark. However, she’s not the only person who wants to take on Trump’s 13-year-old son. Screenwriter Nicolas Curcio is looking for someone to produce his unused script entitled Barron: A Tale of Love, Loss & Legacy in which the child tries to sabotage his father’s presidential ambitions in 2016.
If I had a dollar for every time a critic championed a progressive show or movie for being “timely,” I’d be rich. But now that a film is timely in favor of the right, suddenly this is an abomination. In a Saturday column published in Variety, Owen Gleiberman complained about director Clint “Eastwood’s way of spinning our attitude toward the media” in his latest movie that was released on Friday. Richard Jewell is about the security guard unjustly accused of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.
For the first time in Star Wars’ 40 year saga, director J.J. Abrams and Disney can finally claim that the LGBTQ representation is strong with this one. Variety reported on Tuesday that the final movie in the franchise will not be skipping out on the overtly progressive agenda they have been talking about installing into the series since 2015’s The Force Awakens. Abrams told the outlet that LGBTQ will finally be able to say they were “represented” in a Star Wars movie.