Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Texting

It’s getting increasingly hard to keep track of the competing Hillary projects. The movies got to the former Secretary of State first with Rodham, the 2012 Black Lister that features a 26-year-old HRC showing lackluster interest in her on-again, off-again boyfriend Bill (and helping ex-Secretary of Labor Robert Reich with his law school homework). Then came the announcements for a CNN documentary and an NBC miniseries about the self-described “pantsuit aficionado,” both slated for 2014. Like The Good Wife, the NBC miniseries would begin with public humiliation. Played by Diane Lane, NBC’s Clinton would remake her life after the Lewinsky scandal and eventually clinch the position of Secretary of State after losing the Democratic primary. The CNN and NBC projects recently gained scrutiny, though not traction, when Republican Party leader Reince Priebus cried foul, threatening to ban both networks from the GOP primary debates if they gave what he considered an unfair advantage to Clinton in 2016. (Because Clinton presumably won’t be appearing in either the doc or the miniseries, neither program would trigger the equal-time law that mandates networks give candidates the same amount of airtime.) Then, on the heels of the GOP controversy came news that CBS was interested in its own Hillary-inspired show, wherein a “maverick” Secretary of State balances her domestic life with foreign policy. It seems everyone is hungry for her story. Since leaving the Cabinet earlier this year, Clinton’s kept a low profile; her biggest media splash since has been signing up for Twitter. So what’s feeding the Hillary-mania now? Below […]

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The biggest news of the week is something that happened a bit quietly yet wonderfully: FSR got a great (if we say so ourselves) new TV critic/columnist named Inkoo Kang, and she kicked things off excellently with her first recap of The Newsroom and a piece on Breaking Bad‘s proposed spin-off. Stay tuned for lots more smart and in depth coverage from her going forward. Aside from that, it was a fairly quiet week, except for — I guess we were due for another debate — the clamor about whether texting/tweeting should be allowed in movie theaters. And while we’re not sure Hollywood or the theater industry should be moving in that direction, we did look at some other things at least the studio side of the biz can learn this year regarding filmmaking and trailer-making. Once again, this post is where you’ll find a brief recap of the best news and original content from the past seven days, not including all our latest reviews, interviews and trailers, which you can find easily with the links on the site header. Start your weekend right after the jump.

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Hillary Clinton Texting

The Republican National Committee led by Reince Priebus doesn’t want CNN to move forward on its untitled Hillary Clinton documentary or for NBC to produce and air its Diane Lane-starring miniseries Hillary. Both are set for 2014, but Priebus sent the heads of each network letters explaining his plan to guide the RNC toward not partnering with them for Republican primary debates if they don’t agree to can the programs by August 14th. Instead of saying one way or another whether they’d push ahead with the production (they probably will), CNN offered a weak-kneed response that sounded like a corporation saying, “No, you are!” after a levelheaded explanation of their position that the RNC doesn’t even know what’s in the movie so calling for its end seems premature. While the NBC situation is absurd en face (the entertainment and news divisions are separate beasts), the CNN vs. RNC squabble is a rare look at free market jockeying happening out in the open instead of inside the boardroom. It stems from a belief on the RNC side (and pretty much everyone in the country) that Clinton, who is currently a private citizen after serving as Secretary of State, is likely to run again for President in 2016. That remains to be seen, but the situation still raises some interesting questions about what happens when producers choose to make movies focused on living, politically active figures.

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Well, it depends on what HBO Films/BBC Films’s definition of the word “Hope Davis” is.

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Clinton Blair Clinton Quaid Sheen Moore Rinse Repeat

I seem to remember signing something that guaranteed that we wouldn’t have to hear about the Clintons after the election. Does anyone else remember that?

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Officially Cool

Using the character creation feature on the smash hit video-game Soul Calibur 4, one YouTuber has created Presidential hopefuls Barack Obama, John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton.

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It turns out we’re going to be voting for President or mayor or something soon. Strap in as FSR takes you LIVE to the Democratic National Convention via my crappy apartment on Capitol Hill.

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Uwe Boll on Postal

Despite fans clamoring, waiting nearly twenty years, the brilliant viral marketing campaign and the constant positive media buzz, Uwe Boll’s latest piece of genius has been yanked from all 150 billion theaters that is was going to play in next weekend.

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