Archive for May, 2012


The trailer for director William Friedkin’s NC-17-rated KILLER JOE starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, and Thomas Haden Church is now online for your viewing pleasure.  The controversial film is based on the play of the same name and opened at TIFF last year and you can read our review of it here.

Apparently, the end of the film is the clincher and also the main reason for the NC-17.  Color me intrigued.  I’m a fan of Friedkin’s, even though he’s been hit or miss in his later years.  Still, this is the director of TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., one of the best, most outlandish, and violent films ever, once again particularly with the twist ending.

Here’s the synopsis:

When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job.

The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.

Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, “Killer Joe” is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.

I love a good, dark comedy and this seems to have the recipe for success.  I’m all in.  KILLER JOE will open in limited release on July 27, 2012.

Check it out:



Anybody with two brain cells to bang together knows that Ted Nugent is an idiot.

This traitor to America and Mitt Romney surrogate honors his country by calling the president and his administration “vile”, “evil”, and “America-hating”.

This loud mouth had his shot to defend the Constitution he “loves so dearly” but he chose to take drugs, shit his own pants & insult service members (referring to them as “imbeciles in the armed services”) who actually went to Viet Nam:

Well now the Army has fired back.

The Army, you know…whose boss is the Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, just told Ted Nugent to go eff himself.

The leadership at the Kentucky base decided to drop Nugent as the opening act for a June 23 concert.“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” says a message on the Fort Knox Facebook page.

A “man” who talks about the leaders of our country in this way, particularly a chicken hawk who dodged the draft and now pretends to be a military supporter, should never have been invited to perform in the first place.

Better late than never.

On a side note (sort of), I find it amusing that nobody in the GOP has laid the smack down on this assclown for his words.

Okay, I’m really not the least bit surprised those hypocrites haven’t but damn it I needed a lead in to my next point.

Bob Cesca of the Daily Banter points out that during the Bush years, and specifically following the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the line from all of the top Republican A-listers was that criticizing the commander-in-chief while troops were in harm’s way was not only dangerous, it was, dare I say, unpatriotic and treasonous.

“The only ideas that they espouse are ways to undermine the troops in harm’s way and undermine their commander in chief while they’re at war. Your candidates have no idea how to keep this economy strong.”
–Sean Hannity, 10/18/06

“He’s the Commander-in-Chief. And what I find frankly repugnant about you and some of your fellow Democrats – you have undermined our president…”

–Sean Hannity, 03/19/06

“You know, Norman, those comments while we are at war, while troops are in harm’s way, while he is the commander in chief, do you not see the outrage in that?”

–Sean Hannity, 11/12/07

“I have had it with members of your party undermining our troops, undermining a commander in chief while we are at war…”

–Sean Hannity, 11/05

“You don’t criticize the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of a firefight. That could be construed as putting U.S. forces in jeopardy and undermining morale.”

–Bill O’Reilly, 04/04

“Can we do it without distorting their legacies and pandering to anti-American elites worldwide and using their deaths to embarrass and undermine our commander in chief?”

–Michelle Malkin, 11/23/05

“On the other hand, if Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Congress are successful in undermining the commander-in-chief (thereby emboldening the terrorists to kill more Americans in Iraq)…”

–Tom DeLay, 04/11/07

“And furthermore, one of the fundamental principles we have in America is that the president is the commander in chief of the armed forces and attempts to undermine the commander in chief during time of war amounts to treason.”

–Pat Robertson, 12/07/05

Of course this rule was abandoned as soon as Barack Obama was inaugurated and became the commander-in-chief of the military. From that point on, Republicans have simply let fly all over the new commander-in-chief as if no one ever uttered those quotes.

Obviously it’s okay to, in their own words, put the troops at risk during a Democratic administration.