Friday, December 09, 2005

go see Syriana, please

Tomorrow night, you should go see Syriana.

Based on what I already know about this movie, I'm declaring it the most daring and 2nd most entertaining "mainstream" movie of 2005 (most entertaining goes to war of the worlds).
pretty strong words, considering that as of tonight i've only read about the movie and seen the trailer.

Oh yeah, and the critics love it.

--"Light years from the standard Hollywood movie."
Richard Corliss, TIME MAGAZINE
--"This is a cynical but undoubtedly accurate portrayal of the
inner workings of international politics, where white-shoe
lawyers and oil executives can be nearly as ruthless as the
CIA hit men and missile-toting rebels."
Richard Roeper, EBERT & ROEPER (2 thumbs up)
--"No dry civics lesson, this fighting-mad film isn't just hot, it's
incendiary. And no one gets off the hook. You see it with the
exhilarating feeling that a movie can
make a difference. ****"
Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
--"Syriana is a caustic and cynical political thriller with a plot that occasionally confuses but a message that leaves no room for misinterpretation."
--"Mr. Gaghan doesn't insult our intelligence, but he demands our attention. If you're up to
those demands, you'll be rewarded."

to see what the rest are saying:

to see the trailer and get more info and theater times, go to the official movie site:

and to find out how you can reduce your dependence on oil, check out


Blogger OkraMary said...

i will read this often...turner lover!

9:01 AM, December 09, 2005

Blogger the great waldo pepper said...

look mary- i only have about 3 gods- ted turner, flying spaghetti monster, and the invisible pink unicorn. so for the love of CNN, lemme have my turner.

10:19 AM, December 09, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Narnia? Don't you care about Jesus?

6:01 PM, December 09, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait that was me mer.

6:01 PM, December 09, 2005

Blogger the great waldo pepper said...

god damn narnia. you know what's really sad about narnia? that is sold as many tickets as it did today while a truly powerful (and important) film like Syriana is opening up in theaters the same day. as much as i would like to think that people will spend money to go see both, the truth is- they won't. not many people want to spend 17 bucks for a date to narnia and then turn around the next night or next week and spend another 17 bucks to go see a movie that isn't so easy to digest. THAT'S WHAT'S UP!

8:21 PM, December 09, 2005


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