Screen Junkies » Mandy Patinkin http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 See How ‘Homeland’ Gets Its Groove Back With Season Four Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/homeland-season-four-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/homeland-season-four-trailer/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264901 You can go home again.

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After running on vapors for the past two seasons, Homeland made some major changes and has retooled itself with the new season you see before you. This time, a drone strike gone wrong casts suspicions on the new station chief and Carrie must choose between hanging out with a baby, or traveling to Pakistan where she could be shot, stabbed, blown up or kidnapped and psychically or mentally tortured at any given moment. As anyone with a newborn will tell you, it’s a tough choice.

The rebooted Homeland returns to Showtime on Sunday, October 5th.

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So Mandy Patinkin Is Going to Run for Prime Minister of Israel, Apparently http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/so-mandy-patinkin-is-going-to-run-for-prime-minister-of-israel-apparently/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/so-mandy-patinkin-is-going-to-run-for-prime-minister-of-israel-apparently/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:42:13 +0000 Jared Jones http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264669 Even more so than Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report occupy this weird bit of space between parody and reality that makes them almost invincible to accountability.

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By Jared Jones

Even more so than Jon Stewart and The Daily ShowStephen Colbert and The Colbert Report occupy this weird bit of space between parody and reality that makes them almost invincible to accountability. An actor/author/astrophysicist can basically get away with saying anything they want on The Colbert Report under the guise of satire, and no one can ever really call them out on it. It’s like Taxicab Confessions for exhibitionists.

Stephen Colbert (or at least, Stephen Colbert as we know him) is as much a character as the one on your cereal box, but since he’s discussing actual, everyday news while wearing a fancy suit, we want to believe in his earnestness. Maybe its his commitment to the role. Maybe it’s that he can find humor in even the most tragic of occasions. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that he is the lone source of news to 90% of people between 18-35 years of age.

That being the case, you’ll have to take the bombshell (pun sort-of intended) Mandy Patinkin dropped on The Colbert Report last night with a little grain of salt.

Appearing to promote the 4th season of Homeland, which premieres Sunday, October 4th on HBO, the angel-voiced thespian discussed the state of the Middle East, a passionate subject for Patinkin that he has discussed with Colbert in the past. As you might expect, his solution to the problem was somewhat more nuanced than say, the dude from Duck Dynasty’s views on ISIS. And believe it or not, Patinkin was actually willing to put his money where his mouth is:

Given the state of the world and its epicenter, which I feel is the Middle East … I am going to tear a page out of your book; your presidential campaign book; and I am going to enter myself to be possibly elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel.

Patinkin then asked Colbert is he would serve as his possible security adviser, stating “…with you as the head of security and me as the head of moral and ethical attitude toward humanity, the combination of the two might calm the region into, on occasion, laughing at itself.”

How Twitter has not imploded with #ColbertPatinkin15 hashtags is anyone’s guess, but I think we can all agree that having a fictional character serving as the national security advisor of Israel is sound politics. I say Patinkin brings in Larry the Cable Guy to serve as President of the State; it’s mostly a ceremonial position anyway.

Check out Patinkin’s full Colbert Report interview above.

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Claire Danes Wars On Terror In ‘Homeland’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/claire-danes-wars-on-terror-in-homeland-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/claire-danes-wars-on-terror-in-homeland-teaser/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 11:21:54 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213192 Claire Danes is running around accusing people of being terrorists.

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Terror has a new enemy and her name is Claire Danes. In the teaser for Showtime‘s “Homeland,” Danes stars as a CIA somebody keeping tabs on the Damian Lewis‘ recently-released prisoner of war. America regards him as a hero after his crappy stay with the Taliban, but Danes is afraid he could be the ultimate sleeper agent. After all, nobody would ever expect a redhead could be an extremist. Will she be able to uncover his so-called terrorist life?

The teaser has everything you’d expect: torture, surveillance, gnarly beards, politicians, and of course, secret meet-ups on park benches. The CIA should really get around to putting microphones in park benches.

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