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Biopics are always praised for their lead actor or actress’ realistic or unique portrayal of the subject, but what of the supporting cast? Sure, we do recognize their efforts, they might even receive an Academy Award, but rarely are they honored with something as prestigious as an online comedy list. It’s time to rectify that. Here are some of the more talented, memorable, or uncanny portrayals of people who were important enough to be featured in a movie, but not important enough for that movie to be about them.

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Culture Warrior

There are those on the right who have said that Game Change is a partisan smear. At the same time, some on the left may have gone into the program expecting a SNL-style “look-how-dumb-Palin-is” work of predictable affirmation. But while hit jobs and hagiographies might make for effective 30-second political ads, they can’t sustain a two-hour block of television. Game Change, by contrast, is a gripping (though by no means perfect) two-hour block of television. But the term “block of television” does not necessarily carry the same connotations as “TV movie.” The distinction here is important. Game Change’s central thesis is not a political point about either John McCain or Sarah Palin as candidates (what could a TV movie possibly say that’s new or urgent in this respect?), but is instead a lamentation about how our political landscape is determined (on all sides of the ideological spectrum) by the media cycles of Celebrity 2.0. HBO has been preoccupied for quite some time by the major chapters in American history, rolling out expensive and impressive miniseries detailing the canonical moments that Americans learned about during their primary education: whether it be The Revolutionary War and the stories of the Founding Fathers (John Adams (2008)), WWII (Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010)), or man’s journey to the moon (From the Earth to the Moon). However, HBO’s original programming has also taken microscopic examinations of recent, not-so-canonized history with smaller-scale projects like Recount (2008), Too Big to Fail (2011), and, of […]

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Culture Warrior

I was living in New York in September 2008, and took some time a couple of days after the stock market crash to visit way downtown Manhattan and see what was going on. The quietude was shocking, as the alarms being sounded on cable news networks made it sound like I shouldn’t be surprised to see brokers peddling on the street, people running around on fire for no apparent reason, or CEOs segway-ing off of cliffs. As I rarely visited the Financial District, I had no idea whether or not this was normal. Maybe the crash had invoked a necessary meditation or speechlessness, a rare time of reflection for capitalists-run-amok. But the truth was that such panic wouldn’t be visible on the street amongst the common folk (houses around the country owned by low and middle-income families told that story), rather the chaos was happening inside the buildings themselves. Oliver Stone’s latest entry into his “W” trilogy dealing with major 21st century American events (alongside World Trade Center and W.), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, is an attempt to inquire on the conversations that may have gone on in those buildings.

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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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2008review-ladies

The 2008 film season brought us beauty in both traditional and unconventional ways. While there has been an argument that leading ladies are few and far between, I think there’s a strong case to be made against that. This list of ten female figures will hopefully offer proof of that.

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John McCain and Barack Obama

We know that the Election Night coverage can be a bit monotonous, but while you’re waiting for the results to trickle down, you might as well watch a couple movies.

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The Reject Report

Welcome to what is sure to be another depressing week of box office predictions here at the Reject Report. Depressing because, well, we all know who’s going to win. Even if we all go see Saw V several times in a row, we won’t be able to halt the inevitable.

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Well, it was a fairly predictable weekend at the theaters for a change, as I finally got a few of my predictions sort-of right.

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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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Josh Brolin in W

Dear Oliver Stone, what the hell was that?

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The Reject Report: October 17 Box Office

Once again we have another weekend chock full of movies, with four new wide releases coming up once again. Who can afford to go see all these movies? Especially in this lousy economy?

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Josh Brolin as W, The Decider

Mister Hand is not Bush’s biggest fan, but could Oliver Stone have actually been fair to Bush in his biopic of the sitting president?

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George W Bush and His Cabinet in W

Vanity Fair has a first look at the movie version of the 2003 cabinet of G.W. Bush from the Oliver Stone film W.

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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

CNN presents us with a clip from Oliver Stone’s “W.” Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks get to know each other. Conrad meditates on the movie he wants to see come October 17.

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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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