Wednesday, May 26, 2004

How about a documentary where Michael, a young film maker tries to see a powerful multi-millionare? In this case, the film maker is Michael Wilson and the rich guy dodging his calls in Michael Moore.
For more, go here

For more fun, go to Moore Watch

Good luck, though. I keep timing out on the site.

It turns out that the plot
in The Day After Tomorrow is as bad as the science.

A publicist for Fox — who bragged about my expulsion later to paparazzi — actually said to me, "It sounds like you're going to blackmail us. If you don't get into the party, you'll say the movie was bad.

Ah, well: No amount of edible swag could save "The Day After Tomorrow," a $200 million disaster film that is quite the disaster, indeed. (Although, let's face it, a shrimp and a diet Coke couldn't have hurt at that point.)

But that's just one reviewer. What do others say?

Will environmentalists seize their "teachable moment", harness a fearful and outraged public, and strongarm Congress into "seeing the light" and resuscitating the Kyoto Protocol?

In other words, will liberals get their fairy tale ending?

In a word: Nope.


Are stupendous special effects and a solid scenario enough to carry a film, when the narrative and dialogue are weak? In the case of Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow, the answer is yes. But only just.

Then there is this review of the premier and Gore's Town Hall Meeting.

We saw Mr. Gore speak, accompanied by a slide show of charts and graphs.

How exciting was it?

Next to us, a man with an American flag on his lapel was dead asleep despite the Starbucks cup near his feet. Mr. Gore and a slide show - not even a supershot of espresso is going to keep you awake.

But is there more to the movie
than just a Summer special effects blockbuster? Is it part election campaign? Here is what the director says:

The film's director Roland Emmerich doesn't hide his political motivation. "My secret dream is that this film will move politicians to act," he says.

This is part of a wider Hollywood attack on Bush. Thomas Bray of the Detroit News has this to say.

Hollywood, the spear carrier for the left, is doing its usual election-year thing. Propagandist Michael Moore got cheers last week at a film festival in France about President George W. Bush’s “lies” about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And later this month Hollywood jumps aboard the global warming bandwagon with an ideologically loaded flick titled “The Day After Tomorrow,” which hypothesizes the flash-freezing of New York City after those nasty oil-besotted Republicans refuse to take action to stabilize the climate.

Fortunately, Hollywood’s predictive capacities aren’t great. The day after the screening of the Moore film at the Cannes Film Festival, a sarin-laced artillery shell exploded near Baghdad, raising the possibility that Bush has been right all along.

And just to make sure that you act, there is a small bribe involved:

Visitors who visit and send an online letter to their senator or representative urging them to support the bipartisan Climate Stewardship Act will receive a coupon redeemable for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

If a helpful volunteer from hands you a flyer about global change, you can print this off and give it to them.

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