Two films are out for your holiday viewing: both feature mind-numbing violence, explosions, espionage, gun battles, torture and death. One is based on actual events, and the other is based on a well-known set of novels. The stories are so outrageous; it’s hard to tell which one is standing in front of the mirror and which one is the reflection.
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Dear Frocktalkers, I am wishing you and your friends/family a very happy Thanksgiving. In this difficult time when we have all experienced the economic meltdown, absence of work, pay cuts and/or lack of qualifying union hours, let’s look at what we have, shall we? We have our filmmaking/costume community. We have our art form. We have the freedom to walk casually down Santa Monica Boulevard wearing nothing but strategically placed feathers, if that’s what we want to do. By gum, we have unlimited creative liberty in this country, and even if Good Morning America drops Adam Lambert as their guest, he can still do his thing on The Early Show. That is what Thanksgiving is all about! This year, I give thanks for the creative freedoms we have (at least, in LA) that we so often take for granted. Now pass the cranberry sauce!! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!