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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Changeling

Believe it or not, I'm off to watch Changeling instead of staying at home and catching Senator McCain on Leno.

In many ways, I feel uninterested in his own election post-mortem, doubtlessly which he will make into some kind of joke to a pliant Leno. What is he going to say anyway? That he gave it his all or that he was up against a candidate for the ages?

Neither response would leave me satisfied. He ran a shambolic campaign, with a half-hearted attitude that a true Conservative would never have had versus an incomprehensibly compromised man.

To top it all, he never passed up the opportunity to chastise Republicans for sentiments he considered dishonourable, but sat by for a solid week whilst the lady who prevented his ticket to have been SLAUGHTERED (we're talking 10-15 million votes against, instead of 8 million), to be criticised wholesale by some anonymous campaign flunky.

I still believe he's a good man, a great American hero, but as a politician, I am so over John McCain.

...the Republican Changeling.

UPDATE: "Changeling" was very decent.

I don't want to spoil the film for you, so I'll use vague terms to describe this, but I thought the 'baddie' was far more effective and a much better actor than, as an example, "There Will Be Blood"'s 'baddie' (the preacherman, played by Paul Dano). It's difficult to get the mannerisms of the age to reflect a demented pathology, and Jason Butler Harner reminded one of a sociopathic Dick York. Angelina's lips continue to irritate though.

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  • You get to forget McCain.

    Unfortunately, he's still my Senator.

    And on top of that, Governor Napolitano, who last year led McCain in a hypothetical 2010 Senate matchup, is instead likely to go to an Obama cabinet position. Meaning that unless McCain retires, he may still be my Senator. :(

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Tue Nov 11, 10:59:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Did you also skip Sarah/Greta the sequel? I think that was tonight. I was at Carnegie Hall (no glitterati tonight).

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Nov 11, 11:35:00 pm GMT-5  

  • In olden times when people would pull a cord to inflate a vest so that they could float in the water and not drown, that vest was known as a "Mae West" for -- ahem -- obvious reasons.

    Angelina's lips are, you know, like that!

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Nov 12, 01:42:00 am GMT-5  

  • This is a good movie with a good story. Angelina Jolie is good in the role of Christine Collins

    By Anonymous Lucy, at Sun Nov 30, 09:25:00 am GMT-5  

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