Here’s Josh Levin on “Meet the Spartans” which, mercifully, was not screened for critics:
“This was the worst movie I’ve ever seen, so bad that I hesitate to label it a “movie” and thus reflect shame upon the entire medium of film. Friedberg and Seltzer do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Bay, Kevin Costner, the Zucker Brothers, the Wayans Brothers, Uwe Boll, any dad who takes shaky home movies on a camping trip, or a bear who turns on a video camera by accident while trying to eat it. They are not filmmakers. They are evildoers, charlatans, symbols of Western civilization’s decline under the weight of too many pop culture references.”
He supports marijuana decriminalization– and somehow, it hasn’t ever been an issue in the campaign.
We know Barack is a “Wire” fan- does he favor a Hamsterdam in every city?
On the occasion of the Super Bowl, Gawker runs a list of the 25 best Super Bowl commercials ever. It’s hard to argue with the first two (Mean Joe Greene and Apple 1984), but the one below should be much higher. Yes, it’s Terry Tate: Office Linebacker:
Why a businessman from Borat’s homeland and his shady dealings with Bill may mean the beginning of the end of the Clinton campaign. But no, this scandal has nothing to do with Clinton’s hram.
First time for everything, I know.
Yes, Hulk Hogan supports Obama:
Now it’s time for him to Hulk Up on Super Tuesday, and drop the leg on the Clintons.
Tonight’s totally surreal Republican presidential debate will be the subject of my next North Star column, out Friday, but in the meantime I’ll let Josh Patashnik of TNR handle the honors:
The final question at the GOP debate tonight asked the candidates whether they believe Ronald Reagan would have endorsed them. Within the span of four minutes, they told the audience that Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have supported a candidate who changed his position on key Republican issues, wouldn’t have supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, would have reduced the size of government, and would have reverted to the gold standard. The jury’s out on whether these men are qualified to be president, but they sure aren’t qualified to teach eleventh grade American history.
Reminds me of the time Hannity was saying on the radio that if Reagan were alive, he wouldn’t let the Iranians even talk about enriching uranium. Oh no, he just would’ve sold arms to them himself.