January 5, 2013 |
Compliance Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 8 Craig Zobel's film dramatizes that bizarre news story from a few years back about a restaurant manager who forced an employee to strip on the orders of a man impersonating a policeman. Dreama Walker plays the luckless cashier, who by the end of the night is coerced into doing naked jumping jacks in a stockroom (and worse) because her boss (played by the remarkable Ann Dowd) tells her that a cop has accused her of stealing.
November 7, 2012 |
The election is over, but now a new race begins. The race to write the books that will tell us why and how President Barack Obama won and how the country changed - or did not - with his reelection last night. Among the big books from 2008 election was “Game Change,” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, a reconstruction of that epic campaign and the personalities it produced. You can get a sense of what a similar book about the 2012 election might look like in this 4,700-word story in the Washington Post by Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker.
September 24, 2012 |
Sarah Palin will likely have more complaints to lodge about the biographical drama based on her vice presidential run, but the Hollywood community rendered its verdict Sunday night with multiple Emmy awards for “Game Change.” The HBO film won television's top award for miniseries or movie, as well as awards for writer Danny Strong , director Jay Roach and actress Julianne Moore , who portrayed the one-time Alaska governor....
September 24, 2012 |
HBO's "Game Change" won big at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, beating out History's ratings smash - and red-state favorite - "Hatfields & McCoys" to win the oustanding miniseries or movie prize. "Game Change," adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, picked up four prizes overall, including the Emmy for oustanding lead actress, which went to Julianne Moore for her portrayal of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
June 21, 2012 |
The game plan was simple: Everybody liked Julianne Moore. She was the "wish" in their wish list. Director Jay Roach says, "I'm a gigantic fan - it was always, 'Oh, man, wouldn't it be great to get her?'" while writer Danny Strong recalls, "I was lobbying for her from the get-go. " Julianne Moore was irresistible, and when HBO, Roach and Strong approached her about playing Sarah Palin in "Game Change" - a movie based on a portion of the book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - the opportunity was impossible to resist.
March 8, 2012 |
There is a truly heartbreaking moment in "Game Change," the HBO film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president. It comes after Palin (Julianne Moore) has made her galvanizing speech at the Republican National Convention accepting the nomination as John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate and is drawing jaw-dropping crowds to her meet and greets. Footage is shown of the people waiting hours to meet her, including one rather large and nondescript woman who looks straight at the camera and says: "I have five kids.