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Afghan War Comedy Rock the Kasbah Is Pretty Much Just Bill Murray in Kabul

4 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Quick! Name the movie in which Bill Murray plays a proudly shabby dude who acts like a prick for an hour and then, for reasons of narrative convention rather than character-based truth, shambles toward either heroism or some vague be-nicer enlightenment. Maybe a tougher challenge would be to name the...
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Musician Jerry Joseph Brings Music to War Torn Iraq and Afghanistan

2 years ago by Liz Tracy
Portland, Oregon, rocker Jerry Joseph remembers the first song he wrote as a six-year-old. It was inspired by a graphic version of the Fab Four. “The Beatles had a Saturday morning cartoon show," he recalls, "I remember watching, and I already had a guitar, and I wrote a song. That’s...
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Confirms That the Movies Don't Get Tina Fey

4 years ago by Melissa Anderson
The title of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s strained dark comedy, in which the War in Afghanistan serves as the backdrop to an American woman’s self-actualizing journey, is the military phonetic-alphabet rendering of WTF. The mild Islamophobia and highly questionable casting choices in the film call to mind other texting...
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Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks Working with Juliette Binoche and the Weird World of Celebrity

5 years ago by Hans Morgenstern
Though he's probably best known as the "Kingslayer" Jaime Lannister on the hit HBO swords and sorcery series Game of Thrones, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been a respected actor in world cinema since his breakout performance in the 1994 film Nightwatch. That film was remade in 1997 starring Ewan...
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Lone Survivor Shows Our Boys Suffering but Doesn't Ask Why

6 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Here's a movie that'll flop in Kabul. Lone Survivor, the latest by Battleship director Peter Berg, is a jingoistic snuff film about a Navy SEAL squadron outgunned by the Taliban in the mountainous Kunar province. After four soldiers — played with muscles and machismo by Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile...
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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Hosts Summer Film Screenings to Tease Opening

6 years ago by Hannah Sentenac
Come December, Miami will have a new bayfront home for all things art. The long-awaited Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will arrive around the time of Art Basel, but in the meantime, you can get a tease of what's in store at a newly announced summertime film series. The Lights...
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Big Orange is Back

9 years ago by Amanda McCorquodale
The Chinese invented fireworks in the Seventh Century to scare away evil spirits. By the 14th Century, that same chemistry was harnessed for rocket warfare. Now, we launch rockets over cities like Baghdad and Kabul. Wait, never mind — those are actually missiles. Best not to get the two confused...
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Bombs Bursting in Air

9 years ago by Amanda McCorquodale
The Chinese invented fireworks in the Seventh Century to scare away evil spirits. By the 14th Century, that same chemistry was harnessed for rocket warfare. Now, we launch rockets over cities like Baghdad and Kabul. Wait, never mind — those are actually missiles. Best not to get the two confused...
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Terry Jones' Koran Burning Inspires Afghan Riot That Kills 12 U.N. Workers

9 years ago by Tim Elfrink
When lunatic Gainesville pastor Terry Jones announced his plan to burn Korans at his tiny church, no less an authority than Gen. David Petreaus warned that there would be consequences in places like Afghanistan where fellow religious lunatics look for any such provocation for bloodshed. Jones went ahead with the...

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