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May 4-May 18, 2005

Issue #74

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SHILL YOUR TELEVISION
Musn't-See TV
SUPER WHORES
Democrats Sucking for America
by Matt Taibbi
VOTE DEPRECIATION
The Falling Value of Domocracy
by Russ Wellen
TAKE ME OUT TO THE CLEANERS
Stadiums & Phony Capitalism
by Matt Taibbi
CON & PRO
Spirited Debate on the Filibuster

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A Few Good Men

If you go back in time through your DVD player, you'll discover that there was a time where Tom Cruise didn't blink. He was playing lawyers. I don't know if one was a result of the other, but they definitely went hand in hand.

Tom soars with a trite and contrived intensity through A Few Good Men, under the impression that he's driving the car, Demi Moore is riding shotgun, Kevin Pollack is stuffed in the trunk and, if you look close enough, you'll see Kevin Bacon riding bitch in the backseat for a while.

Cruise may have had the leading role in this movie, but it was definitely Jack Nicholson's car.

A Few Good Men, or as I like to call it, A Few Good Scenes is driven by the infrequent scenes with Nicholson, and Cruise's jittery body language, which passes for action in this film.

This was the truth about Cruise at the time. And I couldn't handle it.

 

The Firm

Lawyers and corporate espionage go together like tuna fish and jelly. A lot of tuna fish and jelly. With a 2 ½ hour running time, The Firm is a long-ass movie about a money-grubbing lawyer who goes for the gold only to discover he's working for a shady law firm that's about to use him as a fall guy.

I don't know if it was supposed to be interesting. It made me wish I didn't lend out my copy of Marathon Man. The smaller parts by great actors like Gene Hackman, a pre-crackup Gary Busey, and Hal Holbrook were enticing enough, but-hack film critic quote-The Firm left me rather limp. Plus it was on HBO about 80,000 times past the point that anyone could avoid having seen it.

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