Screen Junkies » deep impact http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:02:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Morgan Freeman For President In 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/morgan-freeman-for-president-in-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/morgan-freeman-for-president-in-2012/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:36:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231654 If you have a better candidate, I'm all ears.

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Has a nation’s political future ever been more uncertain than it is right now in America? For the purposes of this piece, no. It has not. Obama’s support has thinned, and Republicans are putting forth presidential candidates under the assumption that eight crazy people equals one sane person.

This country needs a leader. Not only someone who would make the right choices, but someone who carries with him an aura of confidence and dignity, so that we may know the path we are being led down is the right one.

And that man is (sorry, Rick Perry) Morgan Freeman.

Mr. Freeman is everything this nation looks for in a leader, a figurehead, a representative, and a person. He’s the most presidential person in this country, and he’s never really involved himself in politics. In case you’re not sold right away, I’ve prepared some talking points as to why Morgan Freeman is this nation’s last great hope.

His Smooth Voice Would Get The Whole Country Tuning In To Fireside Chats Again

"Do I LOOK like I care about the fallout from forgiveness of third-world debt?"

I’m drifting off just thinking about how soothing his voice is when he’s talking about a serial killer’s tendencies in a high-tension film like Se7en. Now, think about that same voice talking about the debt ceiling and what it means for our G8 status. You fell asleep just THINKING about that, didn’t you? Don’t lie. You did.

His voice, combined with his ability to read a speech, would make the State of the Union appointment television even for someone as politically agnostic as me. Freeman could wipe out a hostile nation with a powerful speech and a stern look into the camera.

It’s Between Him And James Earl Jones, And James Earl Jones Was Darth Vader

I don't want a president that can get this rattled by ANYTHING.

As best I can tell, Morgan Freeman has only really played one bad guy in his life, and that’s Sloan in Wanted. Considering no one who saw Wanted is a registered voter, I’m not even sure this is going to be an issue. Time in and time out, Morgan Freeman has played a bastion of integrity and wisdom like no other actor in this or any generation. OK. Maybe Gregory Peck, but I just don’t believe that this country is ready to elect a dead man as president.

In fact, the only actor that could give the Painted Warrior a run for his money is Tom Hanks. Honestly, I don’t like Freeman’s odds if he’s up against Tom Hanks. I don’t like ANYONE’S odds if they’re up against Tom Hanks. But if the field remains Hanks-free (and I have hired several operatives to ensure it does) then it should be smooth sailing for Freeman.

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http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/morgan-freeman-for-president-in-2012/feed/ 0 fireside chats President Freeman has had enough of your unilateral bull-shit. james earl jones I don't want a president that can get this rattled about ANYTHING.
E.T. Not All That Adorable In New Fan Trailer For ‘E.T-X’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/e-t-not-all-that-adorable-in-new-fan-trailer-for-e-t-x/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/e-t-not-all-that-adorable-in-new-fan-trailer-for-e-t-x/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:27:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29092 They say hindsight is 20-20, and in hindsight, that E.T. was a real bastard. Or so posits this fan-made trailer.

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They say hindsight is 20-20, and in hindsight, that E.T. was a real bastard. Or so posits this fan-made trailer in which the original E.T. was actually a scouting mission so that, decades later, the aliens can invade and have their way with us. Using piecemeal clips from such gems as Deep Impact and The Siege, the creators of this trailer have created a world in which millions of E.T.’s with telescoping necks feast on humans.

After about four minutes in, it’s pretty clear that this may have been a better idea on paper than in practice. The creators of this clip did a pretty good job with the effects, juxtaposing E.T., Reese’s Pieces, and even a grown-up Henry Thomas (Elliott).

However, nothing about this really reads as funny or clever, but rather simply as a project that people put a lot of time into and adequately deliver. Yup, it’s that much fun. The six-minute runtime is a little tedious, as well. I won’t spoil the one good surprise in the clip. Just kidding. Of course I will. Deep Impact Morgan Freeman gets his head bitten off by an evil E.T. at 4:45. (Movie Line)

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