My family and I wish everyone at Crooks and Liars a very happy holiday season. We adopted a new kitty recently from our local shelter, and this is her first Christmas. Ziggy Stardust is so tiny, that she doesn't hurt a thing when she climbs in the tree. Next year will no doubt be a different story!
Bo makes a final inspection of the 2012 White House Christmas decorations before 90,000 visitors come through the doors of the People's House this holiday season. Find out more about the 2012 White House Holiday celebrations, including the special tributes to troops, veterans and military families at wh.gov/holidays.
Ho, ho, no, not again. The “War on Christmas” has arrived early, and the 700 Club is doing all it can to frighten you into believing that Christmas may cease to exist! Host Pat Robertson warns that “the Grinch is trying to steal our holiday” as “miserable” atheists “want to steal your holiday away from you” because they just can’t stand the joy of Christmas. “Atheists don’t like our happiness, they don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable,” he said. “They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable.”
[A scene from "Roger & Me," some language may not be suitable for work.]
Tonight, Tuesday, April 24th, the Film Society of Lincoln Center (the group that presents the New York Film Festival each year) will be having a special screening of Michael Moore's first film, 'Roger & Me.' The film festival turns 50 this year, and to celebrate, they've chosen a handful of films from the over one thousand that they've shown to present at their theater at Lincoln Center, the Walter Reade. Showtime is 8:00 PM and the screening is open to the public (if you happen to be in the New York City area). For more information click here:
It may be “halftime in America,” but for the once prosperous GM town of Flint, Michigan, the game ended long ago. In his explosive—and explosively funny—debut feature, Michael Moore returns to Flint (where he grew up in better times) in the wake of massive layoffs at the local auto factories and surveys the damage with his signature mix of razor-sharp satire and profound compassion. His primary objective: to land an interview with elusive GM chairman Roger B. Smith. But along the way, Moore introduces us to an unforgettable cast of eccentric locals, including a woman who sells rabbits as “pets or meat” and Flint native son Bob “Newlywed Game” Eubanks. The first of Moore’s always prescient investigations of business-as-usual in America, Roger & Me feels as relevant in the “Occupy” era as it did 23 years ago.
“A phenomenal film debut... Moore fails to convince the chairman to visit Flint, but triumphantly succeeds in exploring the dark irony of a city where the Miss America parade shows the beauty queen waving at boarded-up storefronts and the homeless lining the streets.” —NYFF27 program note
“Mr. Moore makes no attempt to be fair. Playing fair is for college football. In social criticism, anything goes, as it goes triumphantly in Roger and Me.” —Vincent Canby, The New York Times