Last week, we got our first glimpse at the upcoming Showtime political drama miniseries The Comey Rule. Based on former FBI director James Comey‘s book A Higher Loyalty, the miniseries focuses on Russia’s manipulation of the United States election process in 2016 and the investigation into the Trump presidency that followed after evidence pointed to collusion between his campaign higher-ups and Russian operatives.
Much of the drama in The Comey Rule comes from the contentious relationship between Comey (Jeff Daniels) and President Donald Trump (Brendan Gleeson), making it a prime piece of entertainment for the 2020 election season. But Showtime was planning on releasing the miniseries in late November, well after the election was over. However, it seems a passionate plea from director Billy Ray, and perhaps James Comey himself, has changed their mind, because it will now air before the election. Read More »
Even four years into his term, Donald Trump can’t stop obsessing over Hollywood, this time setting his sights on Oscar winner Parasite. At a Colorado rally this week, the president mocked the South Korean movie’s Best Picture win at this year’s Academy Awards, grousing over the lack of love for Gone With the Wind, a four-hour epic that Trump, who has a famously short attention span, has definitely seen. But Parasite‘s U.S. distributor Neon was quick to hit back at Trump, mocking another thing that Trump is famous for: his inability to read.
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Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 44th season last month, and before the show returns for the 45th season this fall, they might have to find someone else to play the joke of a president that is Donald Trump.
Alec Baldwin has been playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live since October 2016 when the series was parodying the presidential debates. It seems so long ago now. But after nearly three years of playing the president, it sounds like Alec Baldwin is done with the exhausting role, saying in a recent interview, “I’m so done with that.” Read More »
This weekend we have both the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards honoring the best in film from the year 2018. But before that, the Golden Raspberry Awards needed to announce the 2019 Razzies winners (or losers depending on how you look at it).
This year, the “honors” for Worst Picture went to the disastrous reteaming of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Holmes & Watson. The awful comedy took home four of the awards, but the bullshit antics of Donald J. Trump and his circus cabinet wasn’t too far behind with three awards for all their nonsense featured in Michael Moore‘s documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. Find out the rest of the 2019 Razzies winners below. Read More »
Veep and In the Loop creator Armando Iannucci has built his career turning political idiocy into laugh-out-loud comedy, but now he might be tasked with plumbing the moronic depths of the current U.S. president’s brain – and it’s all thanks to Twitter.
Iannucci pitched a Donald Trump movie idea on the social media platform earlier this week, and a new report says that eight studios are already interested in turning his idea from a tweet into an actual film. Read the pitch below.
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Audiences mostly know what to expect when it comes to Michael Moore documentaries. Searing indictments of the institution, the system, The Man. But when word got out that he planned to target President Donald Trump in his newest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, the buzz started to grow over a film that would pit a notable firebrand against the country’s most divisive figure. Not to mention the fact that the title was a playful twist on his acclaimed takedown of the Bush-era Iraq War.
So what did critics think of Moore’s radical documentary about the rise of Donald Trump? See what the Fahrenheit 11/9 early buzz is out of the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Sacha Baron Cohen may be reviving his long-standing feud with Donald Trump. On the 4th of July (because when else?) Cohen teased a new project that seems to take a dig at the president in a Twitter video titled “A Message from Donald J. Trump.”
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Michael Moore has made quite the controversial career for himself as a liberal documentary filmmaker who focuses on the hot topics plaguing our society and making headlines. And since the man doing both of those things everyday is none other than President Donald Trump, it should come as no surprise that Moore has a new documentary focusing on the reality TV host turned leader of the free world.
Michael Moore’s new documentary is called Fahrenheit 11/9, taking a cue from the filmmaker’s previous George W. Bush skewering title Fahrenheit 9/11. In this case, the numbers in the title refer to the night that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America. But what specifically will the documentary focus on? Michael Moore discusses below. Read More »
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The HBO adaptation of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff‘s best-selling book about the utter chaos and ineptitude inherent within the Trump White House, has found its director. Jay Roach, who helmed HBO’s political drama Game Change, has been tasked with turning Wolff’s book into a TV series.
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Since every single day is a waking nightmare thanks to the actions of Donald Trump and his bumbling administration, some good old fashioned satire is exactly what we need to help us get through the next three years.
Showtime has teamed with Stephen Colbert to deliver an animated series called Our Cartoon President, providing us with a comedic take on the Donald Trump presidency. Since the administration itself is already laughable, mocking them satirically has proven to be a bit of a challenge (as evidenced by Saturday Night Live‘s hit or miss sketches on the matter), but this show looks to be wacky enough to bring some levity to the situation in Washington D.C.
And you can watch the pilot episode for free right now, even if you don’t subscribe to Showtime. Read More »