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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:53 PM

In one way, I'm glad we had the 2016 Netflix Chappaquiddick movie.

It cleared the decks so we can have a 2020 Watergate move. That's the logical thing to do next, right? I'd pay to see it, even if it was just a re-make of All The President's Men.

We really do need a 2020 Watergate movie. Bigly. People are saying.

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Reply In one way, I'm glad we had the 2016 Netflix Chappaquiddick movie. (Original post)
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 OP
Aristus Nov 2018 #1
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #3
madinmaryland Nov 2018 #2
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #8
Glorfindel Nov 2018 #4
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2018 #15
malaise Nov 2018 #5
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #7
malaise Nov 2018 #9
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #10
malaise Nov 2018 #11
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #12
smirkymonkey Nov 2018 #13
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #14

Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:55 PM

1. I didn't watch it.

The trailer made it pretty clear that this film was a right-wing hatchet job.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:00 PM

3. It gave off that vibe in a lot of ways.

You can't really get away from the fact that it was the lowest point of Ted Kennedy's personal and political history. When you say enough nice things about the man, at some point you have to answer why he never became President. Chappaquiddick is that answer, ultimately. What I got out of the movie is that they were painting him as basically an entitled frat boy with daddy issues, and I think it deserves a more serious answer--probably not measured in run-time. And an election year is not the time to release a serious book, let alone a movie like that.

But we took our lumps. Now I want a Watergate movie next election year.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:56 PM

2. A Netflix Russia CollusionGate movie, with Robert DiNiro starring as Robert Mueller.

Though the actors will all seem like guests on SNL!!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:08 PM

8. It would keep the budget down.

Considering movie timetables, we're going to have to rush if we're going to make it by 2020.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:03 PM

4. What we need is a movie telling the absolute truth about Ronald Reagan

and his monstrous administration: Iran/Contra, the Beirut barracks bombing, the idiotic invasion of Grenada, etc. Not that anyone would believe how corrupt and evil "St Ronnie" was.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:06 PM

6. I could live with that, too.

The frank truth is that Trump reminds me of a poor man's Nixon without the virtues, but the GOP as a whole really took a downward turn under Reagan.

As long as we're suffering poorly-timed bio hit pieces, let's make the next one work for us, though.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:21 PM

15. Right.

I get so furious when people lionize Reagan. It was with him that the bullshit "Welfare Cadillac Queens" got started. War on the poor, helpless, and defenseless.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:06 PM

5. With the Con this time? n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:07 PM

7. How about Nixon for the live-action?

And Trump for the cartoon?

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:10 PM

9. We need a movie on the vile MAGAcretin

with all his cons to date

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:13 PM

10. The one with Johnny Depp was amusing

Not great, but amusing.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:16 PM

11. Which one - did not see it n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:34 PM

12. Donald Trump's Art of the Deal: The Movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5456120/

It's one of those movies which is 20 minutes of humour crammed into a 50 minute run-time, but it's got some moments.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:44 PM

13. Is it worth a watch on a dull Tuesday evening?

People seem to have either loved it or hated it.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:47 PM

14. Depp nails Trump as a greedy, dimwitted buffoon.

If you're in the mood for farce, sure. Just don't go in expecting fine art and you should be okay.

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