National Treasure

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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There sure is a lot of damned treasure stashed around this country. Thankfully we’re going to keep on finding it.

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ActorsAvoidList

With Bill Nighy’s claim that he doesn’t like watching himself in movies, I figured I’d take the opportunity to suggest the practice to a few other actors. But it’s not exactly what you think.

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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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2008 MTV Movie Awards

For a culture inundated with awards shows and general bouts of celebrities patting themselves on the back, it’s nice to see that the MTV Movie Awards is still relevant.

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Disney is planning on releasing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and two new sequels to National Treasure.

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A guaranteed classic, no. However, I did leave the theatre wishing I had paid more attention in history class.

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The second installment of what will probably be a twenty-three-movie cash cow picks up after the charm of finding the last treasure has worn off.

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They say that time heals all wounds. Well, apparently it heals mediocre movies as well.

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New on DVD for all you Benjamin Franklin Gates wanna-be’s is the 2-Disc Collectors edition of the surprisingly successful and just sequeled National Treasure.

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Here’s a chance to turn this Bruckheimer action flick into a party. Toast our presidents, and I suggest knocking back a few Sam Adams to honor the country.

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