Charlie Wilson’s War

In honor of the Fourth of July, we are republishing this article from January 2011, as we feel it to be an appropriate act of patriotism. We will now allow you to return to watching Independence Day for the third time. We know that you’re doing it… Aleric, one of our favorite comment providers on the site, tossed out an interesting theory the other day regarding the state of auspiciously pro-American movies being put out by Hollywood over the past ten years. Specifically, that there was a noticeable lack of them in the face of films that criticize. It’s an interesting idea, and like most trends, it’s unclear exactly how bold a trend it is. It’s true that those looking for the World War II levels of Americana from Hollywood are out in the cold. There are probably a dozen reasons for that. Levels of pro-American movie production have never been higher than that era, but it was also a wildly different time for movie making in general (no matter what the subject matter). Still, Rob Hunter and Cole Abaius were charged with the seemingly difficult task of finding movies that celebrated the United States that came out of Hollywood in the past ten years. It’s an oddly specific list, but it’s also a very good list of movies that demand to be seen (whether you agree they’re patriotic or not). Plus, they don’t celebrate any particular political party. They celebrate the highest ideals of the country. Overt flag waving […]

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Benazir Bhutto was a remarkable figure in the modern history of the Middle East. After all, she was the democratically elected Prime Minister of a country that had previously sent women to jail when they were raped and looked down on women who drove cars or showed their faces in public. She was not simply a woman who happened to be a politician. Rather, her femininity and her feminism informed her political advocacy, her life, and ultimately her tragic death. She was, to no surprise, a polarizing figure within her own country. Pro-democracy Pakistanis saw her as a beacon of hope for the country’s future and her election as a clean slate in place of a torrid history, while fundamentalists saw her as an emblem of Western decadence and a threat to the Islamic way of life. Benazir Bhutto, and all the implications associated with her name, is the subject of Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara’s documentary Bhutto.

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5 Keys to Political Comedies

In honor of the DVD release of Charlie Wilson’s War today and the upcoming elections this year, we would like to offer up our list of 5 key characteristics that all politicians (and German dictators) seem to have in common.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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A charming recount of a not so charming period (if there ever was one) in American foreign affairs.

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Well, it’s no secret to anyone now that National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a big hit for the whole holiday season.

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Unlike the talkative Lions for Lambs, you can come away with an entertaining message movie that’s a breezy hour-and-a-half.

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It’s a weekend of movie treasures here at THE REJECT REPORT! We have a ton of new movies coming up.

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The other night I caught another trailer for Charlie Wilson’s War in front of American Gangster, and I have to say that it looks pretty good.

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