Shock and Awe is based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who “got it right” in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush administration’s claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, which was used as justification for the conflict.
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Shock and Awe is set to arrive on DirecTV on June 14th, followed by a theatrical release on July 13th.
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Because surely, it’s one of the most tragic — and, its way, inexplicable — downfalls in the history of American show business. Cocaine addiction, of course, is an insidious monster, but Houston, even after rehab, kept returning to it, as if she wanted to destroy herself. To see her life story is always,
But as it turned out, her biggest battle at work wasn’t in the field. She says it was as a victim of sexual harassment by Tom Brokaw, the legendary newsman who manned the anchor desk for “NBC Nightly News” for 22 years and hosted “Today” and “Meet the Press.”
In a series of interviews with Variety conducted over several months, Vester alleged that Brokaw physically
Danish director Per Fly makes his English language debut with Backstabbing for Beginners, a Us/Canadian/Danish co-production based on the memoirs of Michael Soussan and featuring a handsome, if sometimes ill-fitting international cast attempting to convey something more important than what transpires here. Before diving in, it might help to have a comprehensive, or at least working knowledge of certain historical instances involving the corruption of government, the United Nations, and the Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, which blossomed in the late 1990s following the defeat of Saddam Hussein in…
Based on the memoir by Michael Soussan,...
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Kondabolu’s film argues that as a character, Apu isn’t just a vehicle for promoting misguided and harmful stereotypes about South Asian people. For him, it’s a symptom of a system that never had anyone at the table to explain why the Kwik-e-Mart owner might be a caricature that would fundamentally shape understanding of the South Asian-American experience for everyone from playground bullies to well-intentioned businessmen.
This need for an honest evaluation of what Apu might represent,
“I remember during the Gulf War, my father’s ship had just finished a deployment in in the Gulf and was on its way back when the war started in Kuwait,” Murray, 39, tells People. “They turned around and went back to the Gulf. I have this memory of being at home and watching Saddam Hussein on the television. He was saying
Based on ABC correspondent Martha Raddatz's...
The script was written by Ed Whitworth and will follow Powell during his time as former U.S. President George W. Bush’s presidency. Powell has an infamous role in the U.S.’ decision to invade Iraq in 2003 by making a presentation to the United Nations that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, an assertion he at first denied and were later proven false. Powell will follow the lead-up to Powell’s Un presentation.
Freeman will also executive produce the film with Hyde Park Entertainment’s Ashok Amritraj and Addison Mehr and Revelations Entertainment’s Kelly Mendelsohn. Meanwhile, Tyler Perry
Powell will detail the former Secretary of State's time in the George W. Bush White House.
Morgan Freeman has always been a stately presence, and now he’ll take that persona to the logical next step by portraying former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in a biopic.
Freeman will star in Powell by director Reginald Hudlin, who’s coming off the heels of his Thurgood Marshall biopic, Marshall. The script was written by Ed Whitwort and has remained on the best unproduced screenplay Black List since 2011. The film is set during Powell’s time in the White House serving as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
A respected Army general and the first African-American Secretary of State, Powell became a controversial figure after making a case for the war in Iraq to the United Nations Security Council. Powell initially opposed U.S. involvement in the Middle East,
The film will focus on Powell’s 2003 speech to the United Nations to seek support for the Bush administration’s plan to forcibly remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, based on intelligence — later discredited — that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons. Powell later described the event as a low point in his career.
Reginald Hudlin is attached to direct “Powell” with Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment as the production companies. Producers are Amritraj and Lori McCreary, Freeman’s partner at Revelations.
Hudlin will direct from a script by Ed Whitworth, which was on the 2011 Black List. The project will focus on Powell’s tenure as the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position.
Powell played a very important part in the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He pushed for Bush to invade the country on intelligence that Saddam Hussein had manufactured weapons of mass destruction, but none of the weapons Powell had presented to the Un were ever found.
Christian Bale is leading the cast of the film as Dick Cheney, along with Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Steve Carrell as Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld.
Update: Deadline is now reporting that Lily Rabe (American Horror Story, The Wizard of Lies) has also joined the film as Liz Cheney, Dick’s eldest daughter.
The Hot Shots! movies were the peak of spoof cinema in the 1990s. We take a look back...
Spoof. Say it aloud. Feels like a dirty word doesn’t it?
Aside from even sounding slightly smutty, the spoof movie genre has, of late, been sullied by (five!) Scary Movies, Meet The Spartans and - oh, the irony - Disaster Movie. Transitory, devoid of wit and with the lowest common denominator in their crosshairs, these movies aimed for the tittering teenager, the cheap thrill-seeker and the perpetually stoned.
Perhaps the above seems like a sweeping generalisation, but it’s with good cause. Where these movies and even the term spoof itself have since been eschewed, there remains a series of films which occupy a place of fondness in the heart of - including yours truly, obvs - many a film fan: the Zaz movies.
The writing, directing and producing partnership of David Zucker,
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