I hit the 5 star jackpot this week with my Netflix choices!
I hit the 5 star jackpot this week with my Netflix choices!
Kyle Smith at National Review calls it “a Biblically-infused version of torture porn” that “may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released by one of the major Hollywood studios.”
“Mother is the kind of film that makes you want to walk out, demand your money back, then file for a restraining order that would forbid the director from coming within 500 miles of any filmmaking equipment again. The following groups of people should take care to avoid Mother at all cost: pregnant women, those with nervous constitutions or heart conditions, and anyone who happens to be burdened with good taste.”
THIS REVIEW IS BROUGHT TO YOU AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY THE FORMER PISTOL PETE, NOW JUST PETE, AND THE LETTER ‘L’ AND THE NUMBERS 3 AND 8.
Actually, that song is the theme song for an overnight sports talk show on the weekends. It could also apply to the annual Hollywood elitist orgy of backslapping, self-congratulating, republican bashing, mutual masturbation party. I can’t remember ever wasting my time to watch these vacuous juveniles who think being paid obscene sums of money to say lines someone else has written makes them our moral and intellectual superiors.
As viscerally as they despised George W. Bush, they thought he was an uneducated, warmongering moron, and relished the fact that he never hit back. Trump is different because he used to be one of them… or so they thought. Granted, he has an immense ego. If I had billions of dollars I might too. But they hate him now because he does not engage in groupthink along with them. Keep in mind a large percentage of these Hollywood types never finished high school, because they were chasing their dream of stardom and riches.
Let me state that I think Stephen Colbert is a nasty little bedwetting punk who was probably bullied in school for being a sneaky little tattletale jackass. Then he has the good fortune to get hooked up with a popular TV show and now he can behave like the obnoxious boor that he really is. He promised beforehand to be a dick last night and he delivered.
Emmys Go Political in First Minute: Colbert’s Opener Has Trump Treason, ‘Confederate’ Jokes — and Male Handmaids
“Even treason’s better on TV,” host Stephen Colbert sings as an image of Trump and Putin flashes on screen
He pointed out that Emmy voters handed out repeated awards to Bryan Cranston for playing drug kingpin Walter White on “Breaking Bad” — and said Trump was “Walter Whiter.”
The opening climaxed with former White House spokesman Sean Spicer joking about the crowd size of the event — parodying his own comments about Trump’s inauguration crowd size.
Politics center stage as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sweeps Emmys
NBC’s long-running comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” went into Emmys week with 22 nominations — the joint-highest total alongside “Westworld” — after a year of mercilessly spoofing the new commander-in-chief.
Its haul of five Creative Arts statuettes included outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Melissa McCarthy, whose “Unhinged Spicey” take on Sean Spicer came to embody early criticism of the administration.
Alec Baldwin took home best supporting actor in a comedy for his Trump impersonation.
“I suppose I should say at long last, Mr President, here is your Emmy,” he joked, in a dig at Trump’s oft-stated annoyance at never having won a statuette for NBC reality show “The Apprentice” or its celebrity spin-off.
Alec Baldwin Wins Emmy Award & Offers It To Donald Trump?!
Stephen Colbert Opens 2017 Emmy Awards With Musical Number, Trump Jokes, & Sean Spicer |
Actress: “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black!” When Asked Who She’s Rooting For to Win Emmy Awards
Issa Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s ‘Insecure‘ and when asked from the red carpet on Sunday who she was rooting for to win Emmy awards, she responded, “I’m rooting for everybody black! I am!”
Controversy about race is nothing new to award shows. in 2016 a hashtag on social media #OscarsSoWhite was trending after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2016 Oscar nominees. Only white actors and actresses were chosen for the top coveted categories for the second year in a row.
2017 Emmy Awards Sean Spicer appearance
COLBERT CAUGHT A GIFT OF SHIT FROM HIS FELLOW ASSHOLES FOR BRINGING SPICER OUT
Reaction to Spicer’s Emmys appearance: ‘Please don’t normalize’ him
For many, it was an attempt to “normalize” a former White House Press Secretary who “repeatedly” and “blatantly” lied to the American people on behalf of President Trump.
Spicer’s jokes, mocking his own claims about Trump’s inaugural crowd size, stirred many angry reactions on Twitter within moments of him leaving the stage.
Please pray for those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. My dd is headed down to help with relief efforts.
Four countries have refused to take back citizens the U.S. is trying to deport. Trump has hit back by imposing visa sanctions on them.
BOYCOTT AMC’s new show “Preacher.” The first five minutes graphically depicted Jesus Christ losing his virginity with a married woman.
Journalists have disgraced their profession and done more damage to themselves than Trump ever could have done.
MORE below in comments.
We lost two people over the weekend who were referred to as comedians. Humor, it seems, is generational. People laughed at vaudeville, Laurel and Hardy, Ernie Kovacs, the Three Stooges, Lenny Bruce, and BETs Def Comedy Jam. Some people think holding up a bloody piece of meat that looks like the president’s head is rip-roaringly funny.
I never saw Dick Gregory’s live act. I did see him on Johnny Carson and a few other guest spots, mostly there to bash white people in the name of civil rights. I never found anything funny about black comics whose entire schtick was bashing white people. With the ingrained antipathy toward caucasians they have a ready-made audience. The same people who idolize rappers, drug use, and murdering police officers.
When Jerry Lewis, the son of vaudevillians, was paired with a handsome Italian crooner named Dean Martin, magic happened. They were perfect together. Martin, the straight man to Lewis, playing a zany lunatic. They made history together. After they split Martin went on to a successful career as a singer and Las Vegas icon. Lewis wrote, directed, acted, and produced one hit movie after another. He had total control because the studios knew anything he touched was box office gold.
Lewis had another burning passion, and that was children. Danny Thomas founded Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Lewis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the child-killing affliction of muscular dystrophy through his Labor Day Telethons that aired for years. In the early days, it was the only program that was on long after the other stations had signed off for the night.
The most emotional moment of the event for me was the time when, after decades apart, Dean Martin walked onstage and hugged his old friend. I also remember Lewis grousing about how his son, Gary, and his band, the Playboys, who had a hit in the 60’s called “This Diamond Ring,” would practice at his house and make such a racket he made them leave.
Dick Gregory will be remembered as a minor talent. Jerry Lewis will be remembered by those of us who grew up laughing along with a man who was blessed with a multitude of talents and did them all well.
Flynn: Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, Comic Geniuses If Only They Were Funny
Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis passed away this weekend. Their deaths were no laughing matter to their many fans. Their lives were no laughing matter to their many critics.
If I hadn’t watched this with Dearest, I would have thought it was a chick flick, cuz there’s no blood, guts, car chases, or gun play. But he really liked it a lot. It’s clean, heart-warming, and has good values. Just a pleasant, undemanding flick that brought a happy tear to my eye at the end.
Sorry for disappearing and big Thank Yous and KUDOS to Pete for keeping all y’all amused and informed. I am proud and relieved to announce that my computer files are FULLY BACKED UP through 2015. Phew.
It’s boring work, which is why I’ve put it off so long. But with my new puter arriving soon, it seemed the ideal time to get a round tuit! And while I was waiting on downloads, I got the kitchen all cleaned up … it needed it badly :oP … and made progress on a new dress … also needed badly.
Today, dh moved his office A/C to my office cuz I was melting. He’s going to get a new one when he gets back from this weekend’s jaunt to his family home to celebrate mass for the repose of his dad’s soul. (I can’t have new-new things in my part of the house.)
While he’s away, I plan to use the alone time to get caught up on-line and maybe, if my brain is up to it, dig into organizing the rest of the mess on my current computer. In the meantime, here are four flicks I’ve seen recently that I think are worth your time.
This is amazing.