George W. Bush

Culture Warrior

Will Ferrell is a funny man. This seems to be a fact undeniable even to those who don’t otherwise care for his brand of comedy. Even though his schtick has become reliably familiar – he often plays variations of an over-privileged adult child who is hopelessly naïve in certain categories of social life and prone to random bursts of livid anger – its regularity has yet to prevent Ferrell’s comic talents from growing stale. There seems to also be some indescribable aura at the core of Ferrell’s comic talent, something about his appearance and demeanor that can’t be explained through analyses of timing and punchline, as evidenced by his strange appearance on Jimmy Fallon last May. For many, Ferrell’s comic appeal has been this essential, indescribably funny core since his SNL days. Ferrell is funny not exclusively because of his physical comedy or imitable characters; he, as a force of nature, is pure farce (a farce of nature?). But as his film career continues to accumulate titles and as his unique comic sensibilities become better-known with his roles as producer and writer, it’s clear that, beneath his farce, Ferrell has a confrontational political and satirical streak underlying much of his work, which has naturally led to him portraying a politician in Jay Roach’s The Campaign. Ferrell’s roles, however, often exercise a fascinating and occasionally self-defeating tension between satire and farce, with one element substituting, rather than laying the groundwork for, the other. Here’s an overview of the politics of Will […]

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Michael Moore is recession-proof.

It turns out that Michael Moore is still making movies, and now he’s really teetered off by the state of the economy.

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Josh Brolin in W.

To quote Stone: “How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?” And Stone explores that. So why don’t we? Get your drink on with this game and maybe you will be a future President of the United States.

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The Magical Studio in the Sky is struck by a wayward comet, sending Kevin and Neil in different directions. But take heart, they manage to link up through the interwebs to form the Virtual Studio in the Sky.

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Michael Moore to give Slacker Uprising away free online

Filmmaker Michael Moore would like to give you a gift, and no, you don’t have to sign any waivers or drink any questionable Kool-Aid.

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Thanks to our friends over at MovieWeb, we have another few looks of W. in various positions of thought — or lack thereof.

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W. "Get Ready" Teaser Poster

To further us along on the journey of discovery that is the time leading up to this film’s release in the fall, we have some new b-roll footage of Josh Brolin giving a speech as George W. Bush.

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W Biopic Billboard

While many movie fans out there are still struggling to make sense of Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W., a biopic of still-President George W. Bush, one thing is for certain: the marketing has been increasingly satirical and ultimately entertaining.

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W Poster Denver

One of our faithful readers has sent us over this exclusive first look at a set of posters for the upcoming film W., which have emerged in Denver, CO, home of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Coincidence? We think not…

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W. \"Get Ready\" Teaser Poster

Lets see if we can get through a full article about Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W. without using one of the Bushisms such as “terrorizers” or “___ type deal.” Alright, maybe that isn’t possible.

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Josh Brolin as George W Bush

The Academy should already be engraving his name on the little statue if Saturday’s developments are any indication of his dedication to the craft.

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W Movie Poster

On top of news that the production started filming last week, we also got our first look at a teaser poster, and learned that Jesse Bradford (Swimfan; Bring It On) will play one of Bush’s college friends and frat buddies.

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Tobey Jones to play Karl Rove

In the News We’re Required By Law To Care About section today, the final piece of the W puzzle fell into place as Toby Jones joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Bush Biopic.

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A cynical look at Oliver Stone

The only people who will be vaguely interested in this movie are the media vultures (like me) who just want to see a good, old fashioned train wreck come October.

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Oliver Stone and George Bush

Despite what the media would have you believe, a freakish monster made up of spare parts from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is not the current President. Apparently, some squirrelly little guy from Connecticut is, and Oliver Stone is making a small film about him.

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Paul Giamatti to star as Karl Rove in the Bush Biopic

Few directors are more political in their movies than Oliver Stone, but has he crossed the line by putting into production a film about the Bush Administration? Well, the one thing that does impress us is the stellar cast he’s putting together.

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Elizabeth Banks to Play Laura Bush

Does anyone else get the feeling that Elizabeth Banks is becoming the next Hollywood “It” girl? It began with her role in The 40-Year Old Virgin and has continued on to a lead role in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and it will ultimately continue with her role as Laura Bush in Oliver Stone’s W, a biopic of current President George W. Bush.

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Josh Brolin to play George W. Bush in a biopic directed by Oliver Stone. WFT?

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