Cthulhu: The Movie.
Filmed not in Providence
, but on the other side of the country in Astoria
nobody I've ever heard of. Featuring a cameo by Tori Spelling
. Given that previous attempts over the last forty or so
to capture Lovecraft's mythos
on film have been more miss
, all these signs point to yet another missed mark.
But I must confess ... the last tracking shot over the water in the trailer
Saving Private Lynch From Misinformation. John Fasano
(screenwriter of such classics as Darkness Falls
, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
, and Another 48 Hours
) offers a very interesting caveat
regarding his in-production film about the icon apparent
) of Operation Iraqi Freedom
. This begs the question: With a public undoubtedly
waiting for this made-for-TV movie
to know "what really happened to Jessica
" and such a blurred line between truth
, is this responsible movie-making? Many Americans turn to Hollywood for their history lessons
, so I have to wonder...
"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
Readers of the London Daily Telegraph
have voiced their opinion and have decided that Michael Caine's exasperated exclamation from The Italian Job
is the greatest one-liner in the history of film. But that can't be entirely right, can it? Surely the MeFi collective can come up with better.
"Leave no man behind"
is the tagline for the new Scott
battlepic, Blackhawk Down
In October of 1993, US Rangers and Delta Force personnel stationed outside of Mogadishu, Somalia, launched what should've been a 30 minute grab-and-go mission to capture higher-ups under the command of Mohammed Aidid
, a Somali warlord. Before it was all over, many hours later, 19 US servicemen and 1000+ Somalis were dead.
PBS has a decent writeup
on the Bakara Market ambush, but I still feel like I am missing something. Some sources
share the movie's claim that the US was there to support humanitarian relief efforts, that Aidid was preventing the distribution of food. Others
say we were there to protect American oil interests.
So what really happened on that day in October 1993? The movie opens on Friday, I saw it last night, and I am still exhausted. Admittedly, this film is far better than Pearl Harbor
(no contrived love-triangles are used as a framing device here), but for all the simulated shooting and on-screen heroism, it still seems hard to make out the truth through all of the Hollywood dust. So I guess I am wondering, can we prevent Hollywood's versions of history from replacing the truth (or even the truth-as-we-knew-it)? Should we even try? Is it even possible?