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Bette Midler Says She Was 'Wrong' For Mocking Melania Trump's Accent. The singer also called the first lady an “illegal alien” and implied she was a mail-order bride in a series of xenophobic tweets during the RNC. By Elyse Wanshel. The Divine Miss M. Leave this field empty if you're human: The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable Bette Midler, Soundtrack: The First Wives Club. Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter. Left-wing Hollywood actress Bette Midler was mercilessly mocked after she called First Lady Melania Trump an 'illegal immigrant' and mocked her accent after Trump delivered an address during the second night of the Republican National Convention. Midler’s focus on Ms. Trump’s accent, while ignoring the merits of a rather unifying speech, raised the ire of many on Twitter. For example: Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist. ... Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter. Actress Bette Midler has walked back a tweet that mocked Melania Trump's accent. Midler caused a firestorm on social media Tuesday night as the first lady made remarks from the White House Rose ... The presentation, which stars Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, Dan Levy, and Kaitlyn Dever, was directed by Jay Roach and written by playwright Paul Rudnick and serves as their response to ... Bette Midler is losing it. The singer spent Tuesday night ripping first lady Melania Trump in a series of vicious posts on Twitter. “Get that illegal alien off the stage!” she wrote in one post. “Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” she wrote in another. Midler also told the first lady, “You are one… Bette Midler is a married woman. She married Martin Von Haselberg, who is also an actor. The couple tied the knot on December 16, 1984. The couple has a daughter together namely, Sophie Von Haselberg.


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2020.09.20 02:26 Yuusei-P The Rose by Bette Midler - - Kiryu Coco Cover (Hololive Japan)

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2020.09.18 07:06 peterboykin 'Seinfeld': How Bette Midler Ended up on the Season 6 Finale

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2020.09.18 00:13 Scrnmncr Thanks a lot, Gloria Steinem for passing on this femme-founded news site for THE GLORIAS, ps.

We got word today through one of our senior writers that feminist icon Gloria Steinem declined to be interviewed by Screenmancer - founded by two women in 1997! Bette Midler (Bella Abzug) and Director Julie Taymor also passed on perhaps the only female-founder site on the Internet to be created in the late 90's, but also to be included in the 2014 book "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology" by Vivek Wadhwa & Farai Chideya. Screenmancer's CEO Quendrith Johnson is quoted in the book's opening pages, and was chosen as an Ambassador for Women in Technology.
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2020.09.17 04:50 anovelby The cast playing roles in other movies/shows...

I’m watching Uncle Buck right now and why does Laurie Metcalf almost steal the whole film! I saw Goodman recently in a little movie with Bette Midler called Stella and he played such a touching but very sad drunk.
Also, I’m one of those people that likes She-Devil and wonder if Meryl is embarrassed or thinks it was fun.
What are some good little characters/cameos you’ve noticed these guys in?
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2020.09.15 05:15 doyouwantsomewater Coastal Elites - HBO

Yes, hello. Please everyone watch this immediately. Bette Midler is a long time favourite of mine, I just watched her segment. I've paused the show to write this, Dan Levy is up next!! Love love love!!
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2020.09.14 07:41 OldmanRevived I saw two movies (Coastal Elites, Rent-A-Pal)

First up was Coastal Elites
"Coastal Elites" is not a film so much as a filmed idea. That could be interesting, but alas it is a very bad idea. It was originally conceived by the playwright Paul Rudnick as a group of comic political monologues, and was on track to appear at the New York Public Theater this year. Canceled by current events, then rewritten in the light of COVID-19, the movie was shot remotely and ported over to HBO.
It has no proper story line. No dramatic scenes. It's all done in documentary form, with people looking at the camera and providing monologues. Sometimes they relate directly to the coronavirus, and sometimes they acknowledge that there's plenty to be angry about besides the ongoing health catastrophe. I'll give you a hint: the theme of each piece is set up by sound bites from President Trump or Vice President Pence or Ivanka Trump or chanting crowds at GOP rallies. Yes, the characters lean so far to the left, they almost fall over.
The first person we see is Miriam (Bette Midler). She's in a police station explaining herself; we eventually realize she’s talking to a cop taking her statement. To say that she's simply a liberal would be downsizing things. Miriam is a stereotype and she embraces it, saying "On the census, when it says religion, I don't put Jewish, I put the New York Times." She shakes a small fist at Hillary's unfair treatment, and rants against Trump. She describes ripping off a man's MAGA hat and racing to the sanctuary of a theater, swearing that "Every ticket is a weapon fighting that bastard!"
Midler, who always tests the theoretical limits of hysterical overacting, would seem to be the right casting choice for Miriam. She's called on to display a lot of range in a short period of time, but she's operating on rhythms that the movie doesn't quite have the hang of. There are a few good lines, but they get lost, or at least devalued, in the cacophony.
The other four monologues are all flat by comparison. Dan Levy appears as Mark, an actor auditioning to be a gay superhero. He recalls the various ways he read for the part, depending on the direction he got from casting agents. But he's disappointed to discover that the way they want him to play it is "Super gay," a pandering and flamboyant cliché. It's interesting enough, until he swerves into a tangent about Vice President Mike Pence and his anti-gay stances over the years, which feels more like a recitation of television bullet points than lived-in exasperation.
Issa Rae's appearance does little more than provide lip service to diversity of perspective. She plays Callie, a woman who's video-calling her boarding school friend about running into their old classmate, Ivanka Trump, at the White House. As this part takes place in June, it begins with a brief acknowledgment of the protests against police brutality unfolding outside. But it's disappointing how her monologue boils down to nothing but a half-hearted attempt to deconstruct Ivanka Trump's psychology.
So much of "Coastal Elites" is about Trump's historically catastrophic administration, and yet, so little of it engages with the actual damage it has caused. The fourth monologue belongs to Clarissa (Sarah Paulson), a frustrated YouTube meditation guru who interrupts her own livestream to talk about traveling to the small-town farmhouse where she grew up to visit her Republican family. Or so she thought; her tale of despair ends with the discovery that her father embodies the Democrats, and is offended at the sitting president’s insults to John McCain.
No real point is made about the characters' activism; they exist in the movie essentially to be ridiculed for existing at all, I guess. Everyone knows that Donald loves to play the bad guy, so they are not telling us anything new or coming up with any resolutions. The only exception to the rule about all the subjects running on Trump is the final monologue with Kaitlyn Dever. She plays a nurse who's volunteering in New York at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. She's tired, overwhelmed and traumatized. But, she carries on to talk about the one patient that inspired her, and even ties the theme of the story together, if there is any.
To some degree, "Coastal Elites" is a victim of bad timing, although I suspect I would have found the humor equally tasteless if it had come out before the crisis. I wasn't offended by the movie's content so much as by its nihilism. It is disposable in its inability to say something about the current political climate. Obviously, in times like these, we need a little escapism. Movies are a great way to help us forget everything for a few hours. Well, you know, I wanted to forget, but the movie kept making me remember. It mostly tells us that things are bad and could get worse, which seems unnecessary at this point.

Next up was Rent-A-Pal
I sympathize with David. He's a lifelong bachelor whose entire existence has been overtaken by his responsibilities to his mother, and grief that he has never had a chance to communicate. Early defeats in the gender wars turned him into a non-combatant. His strategy for dealing with life is to barricade himself in his lone bedroom with video tapes. The magical event that happens to him in "Rent-A-Pal" is at first a dream come true, but then becomes a nightmare.
At the start of the story, David (Brian Landis Folkins) watches tapes of women, introducing themselves to an audience of lonely hearts as part of video dating service. One woman catches his attention, but her status as a prospective match is ruined when she says she doesn't want to meet a guy who still lives in his mother's basement. David is 40 years old, not particularly attractive and serves as the sole caretaker for his mother Lucille (Kathleen Brady), who is suffering from dementia. This is a sad man - alone, looking for some kind of human connection beyond what he currently knows, close to the point of defeat.
One day, David takes another frustrating visit to Video Rendezvous' office. He has come for his regular dose of rejection. There are no women interested in him, but surely, he should pay for these tapes featuring other potential matches. While the receptionist charges his credit card again and again, David finds a VHS tape dubbed "Rent-A-Pal" in a bargain bin. It looks promising enough; the cover has an upbeat looking man named Andy (Wil Wheaton). He's a soothing and friendly host who is meant to simulate a few hours of companionship, including conversations with pauses built in for the participant to respond. It sounds ridiculous, of course, but after initial skepticism, David finds himself taken by it.
They play card games, tell jokes, and have fun. Matters darken when Andy details a childhood of abuse, which David relates to, and their games of confession reach troubling areas of past misconduct. Through all of this, we get to know a bit more about David. He is alone, yes, and it didn't simply start with his current situation. If he once had any career ambitions, they're gone now. His mother was abusive, and now, he's the only person she has. His almost idolized, if often absent, father died in a way that he hasn't fully processed. Soon, David is having full conversations with Andy, who also seems to respond directly to him and whatever is happening in the basement.
Meanwhile, David finds his luck improving when he's matched up with Lisa (Amy Rutledge), a woman from the dating service. She's a dear - kind and empathetic and fully aware of David's troubles, since she's a professional caregiver. That part of the story offers some kind of hope as the two go on a date. It's not love at first sight, but it's intrigue, approval and yearning. She supplies her phone number. David is ecstatic. Things appear to be going well, until Andy seems to take umbrage at David's newfound sense of well-being, even though he's confined to his video recording.
Andy's responses seem to change. His image will appear on the screen, even after David has turned off the television. A couple of times, he appears to witness and guffaw at some embarrassing situation David has gotten himself into. Another story might insist on some fantastical explanation for these apparent moments of sentience, but here, we're so trapped inside David's world that of course it seems as if Andy is real in some way. In fact, he is as real as anyone in David's life can possibly be at this point in the development of his social abilities.
Up to this point, everything in "Rent-A-Pal" seems so matter-of-fact that there's no hint how complicated things will get later on. But they do get complicated, and deadly, and reality begins to seem like a terribly fragile commodity. Brian Landis Folkins is a talented actor who embodies presence and sincerity. David has been so overwhelmed by despair that his life exists in his mind all at the same time. There is no pattern. Nothing makes sense. He isn't even really at the center of it; that position is occupied by Andy. Here, Wheaton disappears into the character. He has a smooth, open face of a true believer, and the more the tape goes on, the more you see how Andy isn't any less lonely than we are.
What director Jon Stevenson celebrates is perplexing, ominous, insinuating material in the hands of two skilled actors. There are so many ways "Rent-A-Pal" could have gone wrong that one of the film's fascinations is how adroitly it sidesteps them. The movie subtly darkens its tone until, when the horrifying ending arrives, we can see how we got there. This is a complex film that grips us with the intensity of a simple one. We're with it every step of the way, and discover we hardly suspect where it is going.
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2020.09.14 07:14 Winterhold2000 Bette Midler says President Trump's Nevada crowd reminds her of a lynching

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2020.09.13 20:06 HowardJDuck Ng: HBO’s Quarantine Comedy 'Coastal Elites,' Starring Bette Midler, Is an Angry Anti-Trump Rage Fest

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2020.09.13 19:43 dirtyharrison Ng: HBO’s Quarantine Comedy 'Coastal Elites,' Starring Bette Midler, Is an Angry Anti-Trump Rage Fest

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2020.09.13 12:44 cdroid7 Secuela de 'Hocus Pocus': Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi y Bette Midler negocian el regreso

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2020.09.12 23:02 Aenanimus 'Legit embarrassed for these people': Trump-triggered Jimmy Kimmel & Bette Midler helped breathlessly 'spread viral disinformation' about absentee ballot request forms

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2020.09.12 21:34 Gnubay For The Boys 1992 VHS Bette Midler James Caan George Segal VHSshopCom eBay

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2020.09.11 15:36 JLMandell Paul Rudnick On Coastal Elites, Trash-Tweeting Ivanka, and How Bette Midler and Theater Give Him Hope. (“Coastal Elites" was supposed to be a play at the Public Theater, but launches as a film on HBO September 12th.)

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2020.09.10 21:16 -en- @AP: RT @APEntertainment: Playwright Paul Rudnick has mixed politics and humor for the HBO special 'Coast Elites,' a collection of five monologues starring Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Dan Levy and Kaitlyn Dever.

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2020.09.08 20:57 AutoNewsAdmin [Entertainment] - HBO ‘Coastal Elites’ review: Dispatches from the hell of early 2020, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae

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2020.09.08 02:50 Zeddblidd Movie #417

Ruthless People (1986). Ok, let me start by saying I saw this ridiculous movie during it’s theatrical run and I thought it was amazing - hey, I was a kid and kids don’t have fully functioning frontal lobes, everybody knows that.
Bette Midler and Danny DeVito - with Judge Reinhold and Bill Pullman in his feature film debut? I guess my frontal lobes are still not developed because it’s still funny - completely, gag me with a spoon cliche 80’s, like for sure man - but still funny.
MAP: 83.98/100
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2020.09.07 06:41 donohujj Hello Dolly

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2020.09.06 11:30 coniunctio Trump's disparagement of the military has a long history beyond his ignorant and hurtful comments. Trump has deliberately and purposefully harmed veterans through his policies and actions while in office (list compiled by Cathy Herman-Harsch)

• In May 2020, the White House ended National Guard deployments one day before they could claim benefits
• ⁠The Trump admin seized 5 million masks intended for VA hospitals. Kushner distributes these masks to private entities for a fee, who then sells the masks to the government
• ⁠Trump fired the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after he warned superiors that COVID19 was spreading among his crew. The virus subsequently spread amongst the crew.
• ⁠After Iran's retaliatory strike, 109 US troops suffered brain injuries. Trump dismissed these as "headaches"
• ⁠Pardoned multiple war criminals, which stomped on long standing military values, discipline, and command. Trump has no military experience (May&Nov, 2019)
• ⁠Trump mocked Lt. Col. Vindman for his rank and uniform. He threatened said purple heart officer, resulting in the Army providing him protection
• ⁠Trump’s Chief of Staff worked—in secret—to deny comprehensive health coverage to Vietnam Vets who suffered from Agent Orange.
• ⁠There is a facility in Tijuana for US veterans that Trump deported. Wounded war vet, Sen Duckworth (D) marked Veterans Day 2019 by visiting this facility
• ⁠Russia took control of the main U.S. military facility in Syria abandoned on Trump’s orders. Russia now owns the airstrip we built
• ⁠On Oct 7, 2019, Trump abruptly withdrew support from America's allies in Syria after a phone call with Turkey's president (Erdogan). Turkey subsequently bombed US Special Forces.
• ⁠Trump sent thousands of American troops to defend the oil assets of the country that perpetrated 9/11
• ⁠In Sept 2019, he made an Air Force cargo crew, flying from the U.S. to Kuwait stop in Scotland (where there's no U.S. base) to refuel at a commercial airport (where it costs more), so they could stay overnight at a Trump property (which isn't close to the airport). Trump’s golf courses are losing money, so he's forcing the military to pay for 5-star nights there.
• ⁠In Sept, 2019, Pentagon pulled funds for military schools, military housing funds, and daycare to pay for Trump's border wall.
• ⁠In Aug, 2019, emails revealed that three of Trump's Mar-a-Lago pals, who are now running Veterans Affairs, are rampant with meddling. "They had no experience in veterans affairs (none of them even served in the military) nor underwent any kind of approval process to serve as de facto managers. Yet, with Trump’s approval, they directed actions and criticized operations without any oversight. They wasted valuable staff time in hundreds of pages of communications and meetings, emails show. Emails reveal disdainful attitudes within the department to the trio’s meddling."
• ⁠Veterans graves will be "dug up" for the border wall, after Trump instructed aides to seize private property. Trump told officials he would pardon them if they break the law by illegally seizing property
• ⁠Children of deployed US troops are no longer guaranteed citizenship. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (August 28, 2019)
• ⁠On Aug 2, 2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall
• ⁠On July 31, 2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuted war criminals
• ⁠Trump denied a U.S. Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his citizenship interview (Reported July 17, 2019)
• ⁠Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign event (July 4, 2019)
• ⁠Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019)
• ⁠In June, 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence for a better "aesthetic appearance"
• ⁠Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019)
• ⁠Trump started his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported on June 4th, 2019)
• ⁠Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported June 4th, 2019)
• ⁠On May 27, 2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain
• ⁠Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019)
• ⁠Trump purged 200,000 vets' healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment system) (reported on May 13, 2019)
• ⁠Trump deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019)
• ⁠On March 20, 2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral
• ⁠Between 12/22/2018, and 1/25/2019, Trump refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, forcing the Coast Guard to go without pay, which made service members rely on food pantries. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise
• ⁠He banned service members from serving based on gender identity (1/22/2019)
• ⁠He denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019)
• ⁠He tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)
• ⁠When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1 (Jan 26, 2019)
• ⁠He called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)
• ⁠He increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)
• ⁠He finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (Dec 26, 2018)
• ⁠He revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018)
• ⁠Trump lied to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise (12/26/2018). He tried giving the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, he lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't.
• ⁠He fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays
• ⁠He tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (Dec 17, 2018)
• ⁠He called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)
• ⁠He urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)
• ⁠He canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (Nov 12, 2018)
• ⁠While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, he didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain -- other world leaders went anyway (Nov 10, 2018)
• ⁠He used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and made them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)
• ⁠He stopped using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, the troops remained in muddy camps on the border (Nov 7, 2018)
• ⁠Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many vets to run out of food and rent. (reported October 7, 2018)
• ⁠Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)
• ⁠Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)
• ⁠He forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)
• ⁠He sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017)
• ⁠On July 20, 2017, in room 2E924 of the Pentagon, Trump told a room full of Generals, "You’re a bunch of dopes and babies
• ⁠He blocked a veteran group on Twitter (June 2017)
• ⁠He ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)
• ⁠He deported veterans (2017-present)
• ⁠He said he knows more about ISIS than American generals (Oct 2016)
• ⁠On Oct 3, 2016, Trump said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (note: yes, he said it's 'because they aren't strong.' He didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes
• ⁠Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016)
• ⁠Trump attacks Gold Star families: Myeshia Johnson (gold star widow), Khan family (gold star parents) etc. (2016-present)
• ⁠Trump sent funds raised from a Jan 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016)
• ⁠Trump said he has "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military" because he went to a military-style academy (2015 biography)
• ⁠Trump said he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. He said he prefers people who were not caught (July 18, 2015)
• ⁠Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998)
• ⁠For a decade, Trump sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because he found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. (1991)
• ⁠Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs.
• ⁠No Trump in America has ever served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service.
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2020.09.05 21:20 edthomson92 IJW: The Addams Family (2019)

Originally posted here on Why We Watch
When I reviewed Storks I said, "No one gets society like Warner Brothers Animation." To add to that, almost no one gets joke-a-second animation like MGM. Sony's Pictures Animation would be one of the other studios that gets this, since it animated Storks for WB, and they do the Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies from start to finish. While the stretchiness and exaggerated expressions of those characters aren't in this, the spirit of the jokes, and movie as a whole, is a mix of 90s Addams Family and cartoons like Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood.
The movie's plot is as standard as it gets, but it was used to deliver some great humor, so let's get into it. Summarized by IMDB, "The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' (Chloë Grace Moretz) friendship with the [normal] daughter (Elsie Fisher) of a hostile and conformist [HGTV-like personality (Allison Janney)] exacerbates conflict between [Wednesday and her mother Morticia (Charlize Theron)." Also, Gomez (Oscar Isaac) is preparing Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard) for his rite of passage ceremony, The Mazurka, which will be attended by their extended family. So, of course, it's parents letting kids be themselves and kids compromising. It's basic stuff. This plot, luckily, is elevated by a screenplay from Matt Lieberman, and Sausage Party directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, who plays Lurch as well.
Speaking of Sausage Party, their animation team at Nitrogen Studios was notably exploited. Nitrogen was acquired by Cinesite, and Cinesite's the credited animation studio on this project, so hopefully, the acquisition led to a change in corporate culture and better working conditions. What is clear is that the animation in The Addams Family is a lot more polished, even if there's a step backward in some design choices. The final shots in Sausage Party didn't look final but more like lighting and rendering were still be tested. It's not bad by any means, but there's certain student film feel to it that is just off the mark from the Pixar aesthetic they wanted.
The Addams Family is brighter and prettier for the most part, but also that "bland suburb" lives up to its name and The Mazurka doesn't look as much fun as The Mamushka of the 90s. So, the townspeople look like stock characters from an Illumination movie. No actual offense intended toward Illumination's visuals, they're okay. It's just that creepiness and kookiness that Cinesite developed for the main characters, by very faithfully capturing how they've looked in comic strips, should've extended to the background characters a little bit. It would've made up for the suburbia plot being something of a rehash of the first Hotel Transylvania. A lot of effort did go into these visuals, but that $24m budget possibly stopped them from going all the way with it. Another possible example of this limitation is with the Mazurka. It has a spotlight lighting style like the big circus number in Madagascar 3, but it's not nearly as big as that, partly for story reasons, and it feels like a mismatch. Seeing more of the spectators throughout the whole thing may have helped. Mazurka to Mamushka, by the way, is going to be the only real point of direct comparison because it is the one place where this update should have been superior.
Speaking of direct comparisons, all characters are brought to life well by the cast, but there's a surprising few that are worth mentioning: Pugsley, Grandmama (Bette Midler), Margaux Needler (Allison Janney), and Fester (Nick Kroll). Short and sweet, Pugsley and Grandmama are given a lot of personality that I haven't seen before in past interpretations, and it really gave the movie a reason to...well...exist. Janney has played a character like Needler before, as the kangaroo in Horton Hears a Who, but she's a lot less insufferable this time around. So, that's an improvement. I expected the worst from Kroll's Fester because Kroll has, with exceptions, a disgusting and crass filmography, but he was pretty restrained in this and the character had some great jokes. Gomez, Morticia, and Wednesday are as perfectly cast and played as expected, of course.
Finally, to wrap things up, I'm just going to pick out a couple of jokes that I liked. The opposite day dialogue and stuff that's been part of Addams Family can be confusing and hit-or-miss, and it is in this movie too, but the delight of newlywed Gomez and Morticia saying "we hit something" after crashing into Lurch with their car set a solid tone for the remaining eight minutes of movie left. Most of the humor won't be dated, except for the It joke in the trailer, and those that are still may bring a chuckle, like a devil character lighting his head on fire before proclaiming that the Mazurka is "gonna be lit." The Mazurka wasn't as lit as I wanted it to be, but the entire movie was more fun than I thought it would be.
By default, that makes the 90s version and the sequel at least 4/5
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2020.09.05 01:53 boredlawstudent1901 T14 as Trump Tweets

Yale: Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
Stanford: California should let Tesla & @ elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!
Harvard: Every time I speak of the haters and losers I do so with great love and affection. They cannot help the fact that they were born fucked up!
Chicago: ...I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN
Columbia: It's freezing in New York–where the hell is global warming?
NYU: Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully or write poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
Penn: Sleepy Joe Biden is having his first rally in the Great State of Pennsylvania. He obviously doesn't know that Pennsylvania is having one of the best economic years in its history, with the lowest unemployment EVER, a now thriving Steel Industry (that was dead) & great future!
UVA: Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations!
Michigan: In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
Northwestern: Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!
Berkeley: While @ BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.
Duke: Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble!
Cornell: couldn't find anything, sorry
Georgetown: I love lasagna. Always have. And mine? The best. Crooked Hillary wishes he lasagna was as good as mine.
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2020.09.04 22:59 somuchinfook Bette Midler on “Coastal Elites”

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