Arnold Schwarzenegger has been doing some good work these past few years not enough people are seeing. The projects he’s been in — Escape Plan, Maggie, and The Last Stand — have problems, but he’s rarely one of them. He gives one of his most natural performances to date in Maggie, but the movie, like some of Schwarzenegger’s other recent projects, was overlooked. Let’s hope that won’t be the case for his new Darren Aronofsky-produced drama/thriller, Aftermath.
Below, watch the Aftermath trailer.
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Bill Murray recently offered the following skepticism at a press junket, “I saw a guy talking about the end of the world a couple of years ago, and I haven’t seen that either.” Many notable critics feel that the new documentary entitled Collapse, from the well-regarded director behind American Movie and The Yes Men, more or less informs the world, Murray included, that the end in the form of total economic collapse is once again near. “No, this time it is. Really.” Based on surface impressions, Collapse‘s message sounds not unlike Michael Moore’s recent Capitalism: A Love Story, which is a turn off, considering that it’s rather obvious things are currently effed in America (the job market, health care, pundit-hungry media, two aimless “wars,” startling deficit, for starters). One need not prescribe to “doomist” theorizing in order to wave a frightened fist online, though multi-thousands do on a daily basis. But what separates Collapse from Capitalism is the man professing the nation’s and world’s anxiety-addled, certain doom: Michael Ruppert.
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