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    I can't wait to see the Terminator-Salvation. When I first heard about another Terminator movie, I wasn't impressed. I was a little tired of the franchise. But I was hugely impressed when I saw the trailer for the new Salvation one. One more week!

    Oh yeah, don't forget the transformers and G.I. Joe!
     
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    And I too have worked in the industry. And some of them... producers, actors, directors... are out of touch with reality. They are much in the same way they say about Washington DC. They live in their own little insulated "beltway" world.

    Yes they are profit driven which means they also don't care about who they affect. Look at the Slumdog kids. Hollywood got criticized for exploiting them. So what did Hollywood do? They in their tokenism brought those kids to Hollywood to show off how much they care by giving a taste of fame and the good life and taking them to Disneyland and then they get thrown back into the slums. If they really cared they would've done something more constructive than showing those kids off in front of the cameras after being criticized. And look how silent they are now after the father tried to sell his daughter off to slavery. Or the boy who got slapped for not giving an interveiew to a reporter so his father can benefit from his fame. And now just last week his home was bulldozed by the government. Where is Hollywood? Maybe another photo op with Gerard Butler will make everything all right.

    Anyone want to experience a little schottenfreud? Go try to find a documentary called Overnight. I bought it on DVD so you'll probably find it somewhere. You want to see a nobody who becomes the rising star in Hollywood then crashes and burns all because he was an a**.
     
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    All in all you're probably right but mind, there has been some classic films made over the decades that successfully comment about issues of the time.
    Charlie Chaplins ' the Great Dictator" ? Satirizing Nazi Germany, On the Beach, Dr Strangelove, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men. to name a few.

    Can anyone recall the name of the movie which I thought was a bit to cheesey to waste money on seeing at the theatre,( I thought I might look for it with my free DVD hire voucher at the local video store) about the American Nuclear Aircraft Carrier that gets transported back into time into the WW2 Pacific war locale. What was the name of the carrier that appeared in the film?
     
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    That movie is called The Final Countdown.
     
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    I think the Terminator franchise has a lot more room to develop, then another successful sci fi movie in the 'Alien'
     
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    It was the USS Nimitz.

    Well choosing the Chinese to invade when they are not at war and making the Americans out to be insurgents when it was the US as the invader is pretty hypocritical and not a sign of the times. If they were brave enough, it should neo-cons starting a civil war taking over parts of the US creating a dictatorship so the country would be divided by those who actually believe in American values and those that just hide behind them.
     
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    Home grown malcontent's trying to change the US government is often touched upon in the TV series 24hrs
     
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    100% correct A-Mace. All they care is about how much $ they make. Anything else is secondary.

    Your post was #12 excellent.

    There was such a show the last couple of years but I don't remember the name.

    Was that the program??

    When I was on the Nimitz in '91 they played the theme to that movie everytime we performed an UNREP.(Underway Replinishment)

    What did you do? My oldest son has been working in the Biz since August 2000. He's a grip. He makes great money. The photo below was taken in 2003 while shooting some cheesy movie in Balboa Park in San Diego. Photo credit to Popeye!

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    ^I believe the show you're thinking of was Jericho.
     
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    I've been working with an independent production company in LA. Don't make much money so far that's why I don't do it full time. I'm thinking of staging a coup because the guy that's the creative force behind much of their stuff hasn't paid off.

    I started off as a script supervisor on a couple of productions. Didn't like it. Too much multi-tasking for me.
     
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