The Manchurian Candidate remake
has all the makings of a cunning piece of republican political propaganda. The most obvious theme of the movie warns a politician war hero is a danger to the country.
The movie has all the makings of a good thriller. However, the script and screen play are so heavily slanted the movie comes across as a commercial just like other movies geared towards one political ideal.
posted by lightweight
on Aug 12, 2004 -
Fantômas is the Lord of Terror, the Genius of Evil, the arch-criminal anti-hero of a series of 32 pre-WWI French thrillers written by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain. He carries out the most appalling crimes: substituting sulfuric acid in the perfume dispensers at a Parisian department store, releasing plague-infested rats on an ocean liner, or forcing a victim to witness his own execution by placing him face-up in a guillotine.
In 1912, Apollinaire founded the Societe des Amis de Fantomas
which included prominent artists and writers. Magritte
considered Fantomas to be a major influence in many of his paintings. Fantomas was not only a comic book but also spawned
films, tv and radio shows and plays. (There is, of course, a modern band
as well)(I read the Mexican comic book
as a child)
posted by vacapinta
on Sep 14, 2002 -
Jurassic Park III comes out today
and is getting surprisingly good reviews (I'm going to see it in a couple of hours
)! Most seem to have the tone of "Not great cinema, but a fun popcorn-chomper summer movie
". Thank god, because this has been a mostly sucky year at the movies so far...
posted by hincandenza
on Jul 18, 2001 -
Waiting with bated breath for the conclusion of Stephen King's online serial? Touck luck.
Even though I don't care that much for King, I'm disappointed that this experiment failed.
posted by harmful
on Nov 28, 2000 -