Screen Junkies » FDR http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Reimagined Presidential Biopics We’d Like To See http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-reimagined-presidential-biopics-wed-like-to-see/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-reimagined-presidential-biopics-wed-like-to-see/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:08:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242714 Apart from the space aliens and demons, these are all pretty much historically accurate.

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Between Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and FDR American Badass!, it’s safe to say there’s a lot about our former presidents of which we’re not aware. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that the films are largely fictitious, but I digress. Hopefully the popularity of these films (how could they fail?) will lead to a new trend that kicks over the stones on several presidential lives.

The reimagined stories of these men run the gamut from science-fiction to action to horror to romance to drama. They deserve to be told.

William Henry Harrison

Everybody knows that William Henry Harrison died on his 32nd day in office. But very few know that on his 33rd day… he came back.

Returned to the world of the flesh with no memory of the afterlife (and completely cured of pneumonia), Harrison begins to experience strange dreams. The puzzling images in his dreams foretell that Hell itself will open on Earth. When new President John Tyler refuses to take action, Harrison must rise to the challenge, no matter the sacrifice.

Theodore Roosevelt

The 26th President of the United States was known for being brash and surly, but little is known about his past. Mistakenly considered a “sickly” child, Roosevelt was anything but. In fact, thanks to a unique gene mutation, Theodore Roosevelt was able to heal from all injuries at a rapid pace. This edge made him a talented boxer, much to the chagrin of fight fixers who hire assassin to execute him. However, given his ability, Roosevelt survives the attack whereas his bride succumbs. Hellbent on revenge, young Roosevelt tracks the assassin for years. Will he be able to feed the assassin his own blade when he learns that it’s his own brother?

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‘FDR: American Badass’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/fdr-american-badass-shows-our-history-books-are-full-of-superheros/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/fdr-american-badass-shows-our-history-books-are-full-of-superheros/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:30:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=242704 He makes Teddy look like Zac Efron.

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Franklin Delano Bluth Roosevelt by day, crimefighter extraordinaire FDR by night, this little-seen YouTube video demonstrates that audiences and screenwriters alike only turn to comic books because they failed American History in high school.

FDR: American Badass demonstrates that a wheelchair is only a hinderance if it’s not totally souped-up with rockets and turbo and things like that. He’s like the Rocketeer, only unable to walk.

Lest you think this is some tedious, low-budgetproject destined to grow stale on the virtual shelves of YouTube, I ask you, then, what is William Mapother doing playing the doctor here? Oh, I’m sorry, is a supporting character from Lost and In the Bedroom not a big enough star for you? What if I told you he was Tom Cruise‘s cousin? What then?

In case you’re not sold, the video also features Nazi werewolves and Jay-Z‘s “99 Problems.”

Just watch the damn video, please.

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Director Of ‘Morning Glory’ Now Wants To Tell A Romantic FDR Story http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-of-morning-glory-now-wants-to-tell-a-romantic-fdr-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-of-morning-glory-now-wants-to-tell-a-romantic-fdr-story/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:51:30 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203716 A movie about a more intimate kind of fireside chat.

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Roger Michell, director of Morning Glory now wants to know “what’s the story?” about an alleged affair between President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his sixth cousin (!) Daisy in 1939. There’s also, as always, a connection to The King’s Speech, since the story takes place during a weekend visit by King George VI to the president at his Hyde Park estate. It’s called Hyde Park on Hudson, and it’s sure to have a lot of weird wheelchair sex action.

Now that I got that joke out of the way, I can tell you that Michell is currently looking for actors to play Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as FDR‘s sexy sixth cousin Daisy. Interestingly, the company funding the movie, Film4, declined to also fund The King’s Speech in order to avoid a conflict of interest. Also interesting is that Michell is NOT looking for actors to play the King and Queen which either means that they’re already cast (Colin Firth, perhaps?) or they aren’t major players in the movie. (via Deadline)

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