18 May 2012

Something For The Weekend: God Bless America


"Thanks for not talking during the feature."

Remember when the title, "Something For The Weekend" was about buying a classic car? British racing green with butterscotch leather upholstery and a mahogany rimmed steering wheel. These days, I can barely cough up enough for a movie. But if I can, I refuse to be crammed into a mall multiplex with The Avengers nor will I be witness to the Dench - Nighy spiritual awakening in India.

Nope. I'm middle aged, moronic and pissed off -- So, I'll try Bobcat (Shakes The Clown) Goldthwait's, God Bless America this weekend. It looks perfect. Back in 2005, I pitched a screenplay about a Special Force's operative who murders hedge fund executives responsible for the death of his mother and hundreds more at a national chain of negligently run, albeit profitable, nursing homes. But my screenplay, 'Sgt. Knight,' isn't a comedy. Screenplay open to Hip-Pocket representation.

Cities and dates here.

16 comments:

Main Line Sportsman said...

Yep...This just made the Memorial day Weekend on-deck-circle.

Anonymous said...

gotta say...that looks like a compelling/funny movie. i watched the trailer twice and found it gripping. can't wait until it comes out. thanks for sharing.

The View from The Back said...

C'mon, this is not far to point out that somehow Bob Goldthwait turns out to be a freakin' comic genius....

Alice Olive said...

What about Headhunters?!

Brummagem Joe said...

Life imitates art, or the other way around?

tim said...

Wasn't this the premise of "Falling Down"?

Makaga said...

wow, this looks so good! Thanks for the headsup TinTin!

Blessings said...

Saw this yesterday, definitely heavy handed on the message - you'll know what you'll be getting for the next hour and a half in the first 10 minutes. That said, it is amazingly cathartic and enjoyable to watch. More black comedy than similar films like Falling Down. Could've done with being a tidge shorter. Overall, better than most of the trash shipped into theatres these days.

Oyster Guy said...

Elements of The Professional and Idiocracy, a Death Wish for an emerging 21st century culture.

I have always wondered why more terminally ill people don't go on rampages. I think it is evidence of a fundemental decentcy within the vast majority of people that even when there is almost nothing left to lose, almost nobody wants to lose it all.

A few more movies like this though and the terminally ill will be preemptively imprisoned as terrorist threats. I bet you can make some dough developing the new medical-prison industrial complex. MPIC would be a good ticker symbol.

Heidi said...

Well, this is on Pay-Per-View in Virginia - stop on by and we will pop you some Orville Redenbacker in the micro.

Anonymous said...

Yup, the distinction is that basically "Falling Down" was made from a conservative antihero's point of view, and this movie is from that of a liberal's. Otherwise, same premise.

-DB

stephen said...

Sam Kinison wiped his a$$ with Goldthwait.

Harris Reiss said...

My first marriage broke up over "Shakes The Clown."

tintin said...

Harris- Forward your Ex this review of Shakes the Clown. She'll come back
-- Unless you don't want her to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLAW5P_l3WM&feature=related

Harris Reiss said...

It was a few exes ago. I forgot her name, never her Goldthwait comments!

greatzamboni said...

Looks great, and with Freddie Rumson in the lead too.. nice-
Avengers was just silly- best new movie ive seen in a while, Cabin in the Woods, believe it or not-zamboni