Articles for category: Movies & TV
This movie is based on the book 'Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History' by George Crile. Tom Hanks plays a U.S. Congressman from Texas who earned himself the nickname 'Good Time Charlie'.
I'm a sucker for anything that's fact-based in some way. And the phrase 'based on a true story' will get me to the movie theater every time. Here are some true stories that are our personal favorites...
American Gangster is based on a true story. Like usual, after I see a 'fact-based' movie, I run home to learn all I can about the REAL characters that the movie is based on. In this case, Frank Lucas. Here's what I found out about Frank 'Superfly' Lucas... a drug lord of the 1970's and 80's.
Did you know?... If you want to keep your movie PG-13, you can only have one F-bomb in it. Any more than that, and they bump you up to an R rating. BUT... if you precede your F-bomb with the word 'mother'... then you automatically get an R rating!
Much to our surprise, we actually enjoyed Quentin Tarantino's double-feature movie, Grindhouse. We preferred 'Death Proof' over 'Panet Terror'... but both were enjoyable to watch because they were so different from traditional movies you see in the theater these days. Stuntwoman, Zoe Bell, and Kurt Russell made the movie 'Death Proof'.
Some movie reviews for new releases we've seen recently at the movie theater. Included: Fracture, Shooter, Disturbia, Wild Hogs, Reign Over Me, Happy Feet, The Lookout, Letters From Iwo Jima, Breach, and Alpha Dog.
In light of today's announcement that Larry Birkhead was officially determined to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Dannielynn, I feel a little closer to this story than most. Here's why...