"Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it." D.H. Lawrence
It's not what you think. Although Zach and Miri Make a Porno is filled with potty-mouthed, adolescent sexual and scatological language, it ends up being a good-old romance with sex on the side. Helping me out of my prejudice going into what I thought to be another Animal House, Caddy Shack low-country romp was the presence of two fine comedic actors.
"In Hollywood, everybody can hear you scream" Tagline from What Just Happened
A celebrated producer who makes a mediocre film becomes almost immediately prey rather than hunter, or to use the metaphor of Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, he misses the corporate plane out of Cannes as the head of the studio goes on without him. Robert De Niro's Ben has just been put at the far end of Vogue's photo of the 30 most powerful producers in Hollywood.
Columbus, OH – Polls show Democratic presidentail candidate Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in Ohio by anywhere from 2 to 12 points. McCain held a rally in Lancaster last night hoping to turn the tide his way. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – The economy is the top concern for most voters, but the issue of abortion is still critical for many. Groups calling themselves pro choice and pro life are taking the issue to the airwaves. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to approve increases in parking fines and twoing fees. Mayor Michael Coleman's proposal is designed to help plug a projected $80 million budget deficit in 2009. Public Service Director Mark Kelsey says the plan could raise as much as $1.3 million next year, as WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.
Columbus, OH – A new independent public opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surging ahead of Republican John McCain among likely Ohio voters. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – This week some of Ohio's top Democrats alleged Republicans are using scare tactics to keep newly registered voters from supporting democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – This far into the presidential campaign, the stump speeches of the candidates can get repetitious. But the perspective of the crowds continues to vary. M-L Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent explored those perspectives yesterday with some of the 10,000 people who attended yesterday's McCain-Palin rally in Northeast Ohio.
"You don't become a cop because you want to serve and protect. You join the force because they let you carry a gun and a badge. You do it because you get respect." Turk (Robert De Niro) in Righteous Kill
Columbus, OH – Two Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a high profile case involving a man who contributed to their campaigns. Some are calling for two additional members of the court to do the same. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Ohio's Secretary of State in recent days. These come as she continues to face controversy over the way she's handling voter registrations. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.