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Detective Sherlock Holmes Film Worth Catching

The movie Detective Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr., along with his stalwart partner Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, is an engaging battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. The Warner Brothers picture was released Dec. 25, 2009, but is now playing on…

Larry Flynt Documentary: The Right to Be Left Alone

Watch more free documentaries What does it say about the American press and public when it takes the publisher of a tasteless smut magazine to be the biggest defender of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the 20th century? Who will defend it in the 21st century?

Casino Jack Abramoff and the Corrupt Flood of Political Money

A documentary from Magnolia Pictures on Jack Abramoff and the power of money in the hands of lobbyists in D.C. was released May 7. It also stars William Branner, Tom DeLay, Donn Dunlop and Kevin Henderson. Written by Alex Gibney. Directed by Alex Gibney The plot? A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption…

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

A Documentary on Hunter S. Thompson The wild life and chaotic times of ‘gonzo’ writer Hunter S. Thompson is recounted by Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, John Cusack, Benicio Del Toro and others, narrated by Nick Nolte, in this Starz Original documentary now playing on a cable or satellite channel near you. I caught…

‘Inside Job’ Film Exposes Shocking Facts About Economic Crisis

From Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with…

George Carlin’s Last Words on the Death of the American Dream

An excerpt from the video of George Carlin’s comedy routine called “Life Is Worth Losing.” There’s a reason education sux and will never get better… “Because the owners of this country don’t want that, the real owners, the big wealthy business owners who own everything and make all the important decisions.” Key Line: “Forget the…

Jon Mayor Documentary on Chris Whitley to be Released

MrAndyWhorehall is in Post Production, Release Date to Be Announced It should be released later this year by Vagabond Films. For more information, check out the Website at DustRadioMovie. Christopher Becker Whitley (August 31, 1960 – November 20, 2005) was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Highly acclaimed by critics, Whitley achieved modest mainstream success,…

Boston Legal Says It Better Than The New York Times

Sometimes a legal summation can capture a story better on video than any editorial column… Notice we have the ability to deliver messages in this way on the Web Press. I am sitting here attempting to watch Toyota defend itself before Congress for it’s dangerous cost-cutting in production that led to massive safety issues with…

A Love Song for Bobby Long

Looking for the muse, just re-watched this movie about a book, not a song… A Love Song for Bobby Long, a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Shainee Gabel and based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps, was shot on location in New Orleans and Gretna, Louisiana while I…

Classic Star Wars Scene: 'With Me or Against Me'

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith Part 10 They say hindsight is 20-20, but somehow we have to remember these lessons from history and use them to NOT repeat our mistakes. What if some smart Democrat activist had thought to make a TV commercial out of this scene from popular culture against George…

Jeff Bridges Plays Bad Blake in Crazy Heart

The Hollywood buzz is, this could be one of the best movies this year… Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film “Crazy Heart” from writer-director Scott Cooper. Also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall, it is scheduled to be released in…

Inherit the Wind Worth Remembering on Anniversary

Is Evolution A Matter of Opinion? This is one of the key scenes from the movie “Inherit the Wind” about the so-called “Scopes Money Trial” in Dayton, Tennessee. A teacher was accused of the “crime” of teaching evolution to his class, as we wrote about on our trip to Dayton back in March to highlight…

Democracy and Capitalism Are NOT One and the Same

A Review of Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ Michael Moore trying to gain entry at GM headquarters in the film Capitalism. The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson If Michael Moore had arrived on the film scene as a conservative Republican activist in 1989, he might be heralded by Fox News today as a major…

Ken Burns Talks About National Parks on PBS

Filmmaker Ken Burns has shaped some of the most celebrated documentaries ever made, according to this interview on PBS. His credits include Baseball, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness, the 15-hour miniseries The War and the landmark The Civil War, which earned two Emmys and was the highest-rated miniseries in the history of public television. At age 22,…

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow discusses the upcoming documentary with film maker Ken Burns… Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The National Parks: America’s Best Idea is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at…

In Search of Shakespeare: A PBS Documentary

William Shakespeare (allegedly) by Glynn Wilson I spent the afternoon Sunday watching one of the most extraordinary bits of documentary film making ever: In Search of Shakespeare, a four-part documentary series exploring the life of the world’s greatest and most famous writer, William Shakespeare. According to the Web introduction, “Surprisingly, it is the first time…

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Again

This Time With The Web Press Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson The crickets fill the night air outside with their incessant mating tune, playing their bent legs like tiny violins. Otherwise the suburbs appear to be locked down and fast asleep, as the Homeland Security Department and the Birmingham Police like it. The headlines…

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

A funny scene from one of the most hilarious movies I’ve seen on cable in awhile… In “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” President Bush smokes weed with Harold and Kumar and helps them escape the bumbling Homeland Security Department, which charged them as terrorists for having a “bomb” on a plane, even though…

And Then Came Lola-Trailer

And Then Came Lola-Trailer from fastgirlfilms on Vimeo. Looks like fun… It’s a film about a photographer who is always late. She just so happens to be a lesbian, but hey, she also hails from North Carolina. Ashleigh Sumner, that is. The Cast