Clint Eastwood’s Daughter: Not Voting for Mitt

By: Friday October 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca told TMZ that she won’t be voting for Mitt Romney, despite her father’s endorsement of the GOP candidate.


Duh! Clint Eastwood’s GOP Comedy Routine Could Boost Movie’s Opening Weekend

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 5:45 pm

The stunt presenter at the GOP convention was Clint Eastwood, who played a doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but loveable old coot talking to an empty chair. In the actor’s new movie, Trouble with the Curve which opens tomorrow, Eastwood plays a doddering, crotchety, ill-natured but loveable old coot who talks to baseball players.

Late Night: The Dumbing of America

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:00 pm

This song by Randy Newman is a parody. Not the funniest parody, not super satirically biting, and minus the images it looses a lot. But sadly there are a number of commentors on YouTube that just don’t get that. Is America getting stupider? Both Clint “I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get” Eastwood and Rick Santorum seem to think a large percentage is.

Sunday Late Night: Clint’s Cunning Stunt

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 8:01 pm

It wasn’t the chair that disturbed me, after watching Clint Eastwood’s cunning stunt a second, and then a third, time. It was Clint’s argument with the invisible man in the chair. Our invisible president, America’s first African-American president: Clint made me realize that, for some people — the people in that hall — the past sixty years haven’t been any progress at all.

GOP Convention and “The Magic Christian”

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 9:30 am

The grandees of the ruling class are submerged in an artificial reality in which comic horrors overtake happy illusions of social supremacy. Such was the Republican National Convention. It was also the hilarious late scene in Terry Southern’s 1969 satire, The Magic Christian.

How Not to Run a Convention

By: Friday August 31, 2012 11:50 am

There should be one simple rule for how to make a nomination convention a success: don’t let anything distract from the candidate and the message. I assumed this piece of common sense should be self-evident to even a low level campaign worker, but after watching the bizarre spectacle which was the Republican National Convention last night it appears I greatly overestimated the skills of the people running the Romney campaign.

The Whiches of Eastwood – Puzzling RNC Performance Pulls Focus Totally From Romney

By: Friday August 31, 2012 6:30 am

The thing is, the night was shaping up pretty well for Mitt Romney. The testimonials from members of his church, business partners and political colleagues were heartfelt and often touching.

But all I remember is Clint.

Recognition Through Violence

By: Sunday July 22, 2012 9:30 am

I don’t want to dismiss the extreme nature of shooter James Holmes’ obvious mental illness. Like psychiatrists say about Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle, Holmes might suffer from schizotypal personality disorder. Certainly he suffers from serious disturbances.

I do, though, want to make two additional points: 1) Recognition through violence is a common theme in American culture; 2) In the age of Facebook, Twitter and reality television, everyone seems to have access to a significant audience, but the recognition it brings is, usually, an illusion. When everyone’s a star, no on is a star.

FDL Movie Night: Satan’s Angel, Queen of the Fire Tassels

By: Monday July 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Satan’s Angel, Queen of the Fire Tassels takes us on a historical look at burlesque and its renaissance as it chronicles the life of one of the boldest dancers still working, Satan’s Angel, a bawdy and beautiful woman.

The film premiered yesterday at Outfest, and we’re thrilled to have director/producer Joshua Dragotta and producer Tony Marsico, who also created the soundtrack, with us tonight.

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