On November 3, 1798 six men were beheaded in Cairo, on the orders of General Napoleon Bonaparte. They lost their heads only months after General Bonaparte landed “The Army of Egypt” to liberate the Egyptian people from the terror of the Mameluke Beys. Now, Napoleon was seen by many as the Mameluke. So, what happened since June?
“The word Palestinian conjures up images of a brutal armed gunman or a terrorist with no morality or regard for human life.” So says Nida Shoughry in “Dehumanizing the enemy in war coverage: Palestinians through the Israeli lens.”
When I first saw Kung Fu Panda 2, I was under the impression that it was banned in China. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Po battle the evil peacock, but the “news” affected what I saw on screen. If you’ve been following show business “news”, you know that China has been accused of banning American films.
On screenjunkies.com, Honora James made a list of the top ten “English historical movies”, whatever that means. Not only did Honora list a flick about a Scot as the top “English movie”, but she left out a few of the treasures that show the Sceptred Isle in its true splendor. So, I’ve made my own list […]
Watching Gods and Generals feels more like a reading a history book than watching a movie. I don’t mean because the film is so long (the version I saw was three and a half hours. *), nor is it because there are so many words thrown across the screen.
The only thing worse than a movie based on a tv show is a sequel to a movie based on a tv show. It’s doomed to have bad jokes, endless references… wait a minute, this one was actually fun to watch! “My favourite part is when Alvin was on a mini motorbike when he was […]