Monthly Archives: January 2008

Film Critic Quote of the Day

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.”

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Forgetting Reagan

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.