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J. Giambrone

We are in dire straits with an all-out assault on science, evidence and reason coming out of the White House all day long, every day now. The direct attack on science is part of a much-wider trend.

Science is imperfect and the truth has no billionaire backer fighting for it. The deck is stacked in the other direction.

FUD

Fear Uncertainty Doubt:

Fear, uncertainty and doubt (often shortened to FUD) is a disinformation strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, talk radio, politics, religious organizations, and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.

…By spreading questionable information about the drawbacks of less well known products, an established company can discourage decision-makers from choosing those products over its own, regardless of the relative technical merits.

President FUD is the living embodiment of these…

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The Love Witch – My Review

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Joe Giambrone
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Such a retro spectacle, I loved the look. Shot by the masterful David Mullens, they made an early 1970s witch drama. This is the type of niche film I’ve seen several times before, the original iterations, and the script plays like it came straight out of that time. It’s a trip of a story, with the insanely gorgeous Samantha Robinson taking us back to some vaguely familiar Technicolor hippie magick dreamworld.

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Needless to say I found many moments hilarious simply for the pastiche. On another level, the narrative is straight drama, not intended as comedy at all. It’s an odd blend.

Nearing the end it does sag a bit, and could have used a bit more moving along. I get why maybe it didn’t take off with audiences and remains more of a cult film. Would that I could have seen it on the big screen, but it never came…

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#Arrival – My #Review

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Joe Giambrone

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I’m really blown away by this, feeling much like I did at the conclusion of Europa Report. some sci-fi films go beyond the stupidity of the Hollywood system and manage to not be dumb vehicles for stars. But it’s a rarity.

Arrival manages to give us something new, in subtle hints that culminate in a big moment and a big ending. Obviously I can’t tell you what that is.

But I can mention another big idea and that is the glaring need for an evolutionary change to move humanity beyond war. Films like Arrival cast light on the real problems seething across the globe, and how the age of hydrogen bombs upped the stakes. Since the 1940s it has been a MAD world, where the nuclear powers threaten us all with mutually assured destruction.

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I’ll also mention the obvious move of making Arrival a female-driven story, with Amy Adams…

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The best Saturday Night Live could come up with is a parody of that godawful Independence Day nationalistic gibberish, the underdog America battling the overwhelming alien invasion. It’s so stupid and tone deaf, relying on fantasy aliens to provide your justification, that both the films and the sketch rank as tales of, by, and for idiots.

America is always the underdog for starters. The empire isn’t the underdog. Wrong sci-fi comparison. Then the slobbering militarism and nationalism, pledge of allegiance, etc. Get some intelligent satire, SNL.

The owners are playing right into the Chinese-are-coming and Russians-are-coming canned hysteria they’ve been manufacturing and peddling for the past few years. Unfortunately, that leaves the audience who buys into this nonsense about as dumb as Alec Baldwin’s Trump. But they’re real.

The propaganda barrage continues in plain sight.

Alec Baldwin is back as SNL’s Trump, and he’s not prepared to battle invading aliens
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In rhe real news, Trump just sent 900 troops into Syria, with 400 more requested and 2500 heading to Kuwait to also join in. That’s a very different narrative and reality, which SNL has nothing to say about.

 

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Boys and Girls,

I can’t even begin to explain how much good stuff is already here on this blog. You’ll see the sidebar and probably ignore it, to your own detriment.

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Eight years and approaching 6,000 vital news and film-related items. You’d have to search for a while to truly appreciate the scale.

I created this blog as a place to store all the news stories that got lost in the tsunami of propaganda, as the country is continually brainwashed to reject reality and to accept the dominant myths. That is the problem with America, make no mistake. Who are you going to believe, the talking head on your screen, or your own lying eyes?

Joe Giambrone

 

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File under unfuckingbelievable:

Vets felt shock and anger when they found out they were duped into doing “the Saudis’ dirty work,” as one put it.

Vets say they were duped into helping Saudi Arabia dodge payouts to 9/11 victims

Every American needs to know what is already public about Saudi government sponsorship of the September 11th attacks. They wouldn’t be “duped” into such stupidity if they simply read:

9/11 & 28 Pages of Treason

 



I made the hypnotized army in my novel TRANSFIXION a type of “dupe.” That is the slang pejorative used by the resisters.  They call them “dupes,” and “puppets” and similar smears as part of their battlefield banter. No accident.

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Siren – My Review

Posted: March 3, 2017 in Joe Giambrone

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I liked it, but I’m shallow enough to love any movie with a naked girl terrorizing the land. There’s something bigger than life about a bloodthirsty naked woman that transcends normal reality. Viva Siren.

This is a pulpy b-movie, with a bachelor party, a crew of dudes, and a freak show underground club out of Eyes Wide Shut or probably closer to From Dusk Til Dawn. It’s got all its genre bases covered, but still manages to push it up a notch.

I could nitpick just a couple of dialogue miscues, or the blatant digital effects thrown in to simulate mushrooms. Should have been optical, a lost art. Needless to say I would have done it with a bit more subtlety, nuance and analog feel, even on my home PC. And I’m deadly serious on that point. Just say no to hamfisted playing with digital drugged-out effects. We can…

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