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Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' That's My Boy at Regency Village Theatre

Guest and Rebecca Marshall Monday 4th June 2012 Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' That's My Boy at Regency Village Theatre

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' That's My Boy at Regency Village Theatre

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Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' That's My Boy at Regency Village Theatre

Rebecca Marshall Monday 4th June 2012 Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' That's My Boy at Regency Village Theatre

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Premiere of Columbia Pictures 'That's My Boy' at the Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals

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Al Franken: God Spoke Review


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In the world of fastidious liberalism, Al Franken has the considerable pleasure of being one of the group's most charismatic spokesmen. His work on SNL and in a few films opens up to a larger audience than Michael Moore and his floundering Air America radio station makes him an underdog hero to many left-wingers. Documentary filmmakers Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus felt there was just cause for a film to be made about Franken and his anti-Bush, anti-right-wing push during the last election, amongst other things.

The film covers a lot of ground in its modest runtime. It starts with the promotional run of Franken's best-seller Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them and moves to the launch of Air America and its subsequent slide downward, ending a little after the 2004 elections. In addition to all this, you're spending most of the time with a somewhat bull-headed, no-less charming entertainer with a nasally voice that's a few pitches below Chief Wiggum.

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The First Amendment Project Review


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Purportedly an insightful look into how the First Amendment is being trampled by the conservatives in power, this triptych of 20-minute short films comes off as a brief primer on civil rights and little else.

The three stories start strong and quickly peter out. The first, and by far the most interesting, follows Al Franken's experience as the butt of a lawsuit from Fox News, after Franken put a photo of Fox star Bill O'Reilly on his book and used Fox catchphrase "fair and balanced" on the cover. O'Reilly and Franken got into a screaming match, and Fox went to court. Fox lost, dismally, and Franken earned national notoriety with a bestseller. The lessons -- about what is protected speech and what is not -- are interesting and important.

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