Posts Tagged ‘family’





Daily Stormer Troll Army Threatens CNN Staffers Over Reddit User Behind Trump/CNN GIF

Andrew Auernheimer, the notorious hacker and Internet troll known as ‘Weev,’ rallied the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer’s troll army for its latest campaign this morning, claiming that CNN was blackmailing a “teen shitposter.”

A Pro-Trump Neo-Nazi Group Just Threatened The Children Of CNN Reporters
Manchester bomber’s father and brother arrested in Tripoli
Manchester Bomber’s Father a Long Time Radical Islamist!

Libyan Al Qaeda, which was aided by Obama’s illegal Libya war, linked to bomber’s family.

Former Libyan security official Abdel-Basit Haroun told AP he knew the senior Abedi personally and that he had been a member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) during the 1990s.

When the LIFG disbanded Abedi became associated with the Salafi Jihadi movement, an extreme strand of political Islam from which both Al-Qaeda and, later, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) sprang.


The head of LIFG who later became head of ISIS in Libya is Abdelhakim Belhadj. Here he is in a room with John McCain and Lindsey Graham:



There is another…

Bin Laden 2.0: ‘Crown prince of terror’ stakes claim to Osama’s legacy

the son of Osama Bin Laden has made a menacing statement, calling for jihad against the US and its allies, and advocating lone attacks in such world capitals as London, Paris, Tel Aviv and Washington.

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion


In a moment straight out of 1984, this propagandist imbecile pretends that bombed out Palestinians are Israelis.


The conflict is so lopsided and such a crime against humanity, spanning 70 years of land theft and mass murder, and yet corporate news can’t seem to grasp what’s going on with the US client state having now killed 70+ innocent civilians over the past couple of weeks.


ABC News’ Diane Sawyer Mistakes Stricken Palestinians for Israelis





I just posted Chapter 18 for kicks.   Perhaps this story is not what you were expecting?






15 Family Movies Re cut As Horror Films! 



I’ve watched both the play and the film now, and I remain confused about all the conflicting themes. Also, the story is a real downer, a negative take on human nature in my view. So, it’s hard viewing, and doesn’t seem to have wowed them at the multiplexes.

The cast in the film is stellar, of course. You’ve got Meryl Streep run amok, Julia Roberts ready to snap, Juliette Lewis, Cumberbatch and other pros. It’s all very well acted, with sharp dialogue and loads of family conflict. The post-funeral dinner is a crowning achievement of the piece, really ratcheting up the notion of a dysfunctional family.

It has much going for it; so why does it feel like such a drag? The matriarch, Streep, is a horrible person, a product of childhood abuse and poverty. A theme concerns how parents pass on their faults and fucked up baggage to the next generation.


Interestingly, with three very different sisters in the next generation, and a half brother to boot, they have all responded quite differently to the mad matriarch. Naturally there is a great variance between the parents and offspring. The missing father is another factor, a different response to a similar upbringing, different from Streep with his choices and with his children.

I ought not give too much away. Some changes happened that improved the film, except perhaps for the very ending. The film’s ending is missing a scene. The play ends on a bang, an over the top moment that builds up with a lot of drama. The film changed this, as it isn’t really very plausible/realistic and wouldn’t likely play out right in a movie.

Only, when they cut that scene and neutered what they did show, they decided to replace it with something far less dramatic and more generic. They took away the play’s final thunder and forgot to script something equally as powerful to finish on.




Working class heroes and what they’ll do to keep their families from disintegrating.

The Full Monty is a British comedy set amidst the economic destruction and high unemployment among the general laboring class.  This is a globalization theme, entire classes betrayed by the corrupt rulers of these modern regimes.  At the heart of the story is a man who owes child support to his ex, and she refuses to allow him to see his children until he pays up.

This deep cut brings the economic calamity into the personal realm.  With the brilliant idea of creating a male dancer Chippendales type show, in order to earn the needed child support cash, he sets out to wrangle his mates into joining him up on stage as male strippers.

This is a funny, topical and heartfelt dramedy that should be pretty timeless moving into the foreseeable future.





Awkward 14 and a screwed-up family give this small dramedy a spark.  The film lets Sam Rockwell cut loose as the man/child owner of a waterpark at the shore.  But the story focuses entirely on the coming of age of Liam James.  He’s such a perfectly cast dweeb who needs a wake up.

It’s painful remembering the teenage years amid all the small family dramas playing out all around Liam.  He soon decides to run off and get a job at the water park, never telling any of them.  His life at the park is completely separate and elevated from his home life.  What drags the house down is the presence of his mom’s asshole boyfriend, an overbearing Steve Carell, in one of his most unlikable incarnations.


There’s a formula to it all, and that’s inevitable these days.  Still, Rockwell, the boy and the family quirks serve to keep the story engaging.  It’s another smallish comedy/drama, as with The Girl Most Likely, that is pleasant enough, better than most, and yet it doesn’t really break any new ground.



I’ve been waiting for this to release in my berg. Sarah Polley uses unconventional means to find her real father. Stories become documentary, which itself becomes stories again, as the actual truth remains elusive. I always loved Sarah, and couldn’t wait to see the movie. It’s a very personal thing, slowly paced and yet full of life, tragedy and humor. It’s about family and complications stemming from affairs and secrets and silence.

The Stories We Tell showed up at Redbox this week.


CORRECTION to the erroneous reporting done on this question.   A lousy reporter fucked up the details int her initial report.

Exclusive— Hastings ‘Unauthorized Cremation’ Mega-Rumor False, Family Says