Friday, January 31, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, CNY Killer David Renz Await Separate Capital Punishment Decisions - Yahoo Voices -

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, CNY Killer David Renz Await Separate Capital Punishment Decisions - Yahoo Voices -

What's this about? Capital murder, Boston's Marathon Bomber, and the David Renz horror.

The Central New York case of David Renz is one such case which continues to provoke a great deal of public anger and outcry. Renz pleaded guilty in July to stabbing to death 47 year old Lori Bresnahan after abducting her and her ten year old daughter outside a shopping mall in Clay, New York. According to investigative reports, Renz cut away the child's clothing with the same knife he used to murder her mom, and proceeded to rape the child.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Who's Right? Director Weinstein or Howard Stern

NRA-ILA | Pride and Prejudice? Hollywood Mogul Aims to Attack NRA with New Film

Wherein a well-known Hollywood producer/director tacks this way and that as the mood suits him.  Guns might have saved the day for some of the Nazi holocaust victims during the Warsaw uprising of Polish Jews.  Weinstein admits this, yet he would have taken their guns away in the years leading up to Hitler's extermination camps.

Hey, the guy makes movies so what does he know about real life?  If that's not ironic enough consider that Hollywood hardly ever makes a film without gratuitous gunplay.  In face,extraneous gun play in movies is likely what sends unstable people off their rockers on American streets and in American schools. 

Bottom line.  Weinstein would take guns away from responsible people while promoting gun violence to whackos through excessivly violent film.  I guess there is a plot shortage and a dearth of creativity in Weinstein's neighborhood.

Anyway, hit the link. It's an interesting news report about Weinstein's appearance on the Howard Stern Show. Incidentally, Howard Stern is a gun owner and has a carry permit.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Spectacular Now - Have Some Drinks on Hollywood

One of the Los Angeles movie blogs (LA Screenwriting?) was touting the people who wrote the script for this movie.  (possibly a cousin?  you never know)  So I'm interested in reading film scripts these days for the reason that I'm trying to write two of my own. 

All I've figured out so far is that there is a handsome 18 year old protagonist who has a hot GF, that he has a nice smile, and a flask in the back pocket which he keeps swigging from.

It's all kind of funny, you know, ha-ha -- and if we don't know that, the 'hero' Sutter reminds us constantly about how much fun drinking is.   I thought we were done with all that.  It's so yesterday, so outre, so corrupt. 

Yeah, we know people drink and we know the business of Hollywood isn't to launch a prohibition campaign but please....  drinking is a boring, cheap way to get laughs unless you're in the 9th grade.

I'm not too enthusastic about reading the rest of the script  but I probably will.  The screenwriter has some talent, no doubt, but the big question is why is he throwing good money after bad. 

Is this movie funny?   Anyone see it?  If the script has a redemptive turn at some point, I might.  But so far it's drech (sp).  What's that Yiddish word?

Correct Me If I'm Wrong But. . .

The U.S. handoff of the Middle East to Al Qaida and ISIS is nearly complete. 

The forces of terror have taken over in Iraq and that especially insults the men and women who fought and died there.  What's the U.S. policy?  To snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?   Now ISIS and Al Qaida are back and that's only because the current administration, including Hilllary Clinton, had the cut and run strategy on their mind all the time.  Worst of all, the Iraq pull-out didn't have a stable Iraq in mind at all.  The objective of the current administration was strictly political, to fulfill one of President Obama's campaign promises.

Yeah, we know:  "The tide of war is turning. . . " or something like that.  Hollow words, borrowed elsewhere no doubt, to the families and the troops who lie in quiet military cemeteries.