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Washington DC: Hollywood for Ugly People

Feb 20, 2013 5:36 AM PT

The campaign for an Oscar is taking on a new meaning, as stops in D.C. are becoming the norm.  The Hill is reporting that "stars and directors from at least four Oscar-nominated films have stopped in the nation’s capital to tout a cause, mention their movie and get some free publicity in the process."

As the media continually mocks the right for being idiots, this phenomena seems to have escaped their attention:

Bradley Cooper of “Silver Linings Playbook” and director David O. Russell met with Vice President Biden earlier this month — to discuss mental illness. The cast of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” visited the White House last week — for a discussion with students. Both films are up for Best Picture.

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Animaniacs after dark and post show

Feb 18, 2013 11:06 PM PT
Watched Pinky and the Brain and now Rocky and Bullwinkle. Better political satire than watching the White House press briefing and funnier Fearless Leader.

Lost and Fringe Come to Mind

Feb 15, 2013 7:45 PM PT

In response to It Only Gets Worse, John:

I agree with you about the nature of story. The show that comes to mind is Lost. They decided to tell dozens of small stories but they only had one way to resolve anything: death. So they killed people off and brought in new groups of characters to replace them (the Others, the Tailies) but this meant so many questions in need of answers that the disappointing finale was inevitable. (BTW, I think Lost owes a big debt to "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie).

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Homeland Season 1 and Christopher Dorner

Feb 15, 2013 2:51 PM PT

I am going to give some big spoilers for Season 1 of "Homeland" so skip the rest of this post if you haven't seen it.

A few weeks ago I ordered Season 1 of "Homeland" on Blu-ray. Finally finished watching it last night. I see why the show is a hit. The acting is very good for TV. Damian Lewis, the main character, is a soldier who was captured, held and tortured in Iraq for 8 years. The show revolves around the question of whether or not he has been turned by his captors and plans to commit a terrorist act. Claire Danes does an impressive job portraying an obsessed CIA investigator who is both gifted and also mentally unbalanced. Mandy Patinkin is outstanding as her mentor Saul. I also love Morena Baccarin who has what could be a thankless role as the wife of the hero/terrorist soldier. She somehow gives it a touch of naivete that makes her character sympathetic without becoming a cypher. It also doesn't hurt that she's probably the most attractive woman on TV these days.

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HuffPost Live Update-Bloomberg Attacks Fellow Democrats in Chicago

Feb 15, 2013 2:09 PM PT

So I just finished up another segment on HuffPost Live, and this the time host was Abby Huntsman. Hubba Hubba. I was kind of bummed that the 'excited one' Marc Lamont Hill, who probably took the day off after getting punched around yesterday for that insensitive comment he made regarding the  deceased cop-killer, Chris Dorner, wasn't the host today.

Abby has really come along way since when I first met her at one of her dad's last Presidential primary campaign event in Miami. Great job today Abby, and please tell Marc I send my best. Bwahahaha!

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