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Fan’s of J. J. Abrams’ convoluted story lines with mind-bending twists-within-twists will hate Emilio Estevez’s 2010 movie “The Way.” You know going into this movie that it’s about a journey of healing, and you know, pretty much how it’s going to end. Except for one flashback and intermittent visions of a dead guy, there is no time travel, no CGI, no Arnold Schwarzenegger cameos and no stunts of any kind. Also, no nudity, sex or car chases. The only big surprise is that Charlie Sheen’s brother could make a film this good.
Estevez has actually written a handful of scripts and directed a few movies before this, so it’s not his first attempt, but I expected his first big effort, which he wrote, directed and produced, starring himself and his Hollywood liberal dad, to be a little more full of shallow cliches and self-absorbed, heavy-handed liberal platitudes mixed in with a heavy dose of waste-of-my-time. Can you blame me? Martin Sheen and his mostly libtard work and his whack-job family did not instill great confidence in me. But the elder Sheen is a liberal with a conscience, and so is his son (at least this one), apparently, and not without talent.
The Way is a brilliant film. Simple and brilliant. It gets five Grunts – my highest rating.
The community organizer in chief held an outdoor press conference yesterday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. For some inexplicable reason, either no one bothered to check the weather forecast, or they knew rain was likely and decided to go ahead and hold their presser outdoors anyway. When rain started to fall on the two of them, Obama summoned two U.S. Marines armed with umbrellas to come and protect them. That’s right: the jackass who couldn’t be bothered to send any of our guys to rescue the Americans who were under attack in Benghazi last September asks the Marines to come hold umbrellas over his head and that of the Turkish prime minister so they wouldn’t have to deal with a few pesky raindrops. The Marines, of course, got soaked, but those military guys are tough. Still, I can’t help wondering why Barry didn’t just ask them if he could borrow their umbrellas, since he obviously lacked the foresight to bring his own. Is the most powerful man in the world so helpless that he can’t even be expected to hold his own umbrella? Apparently so.
UPDATE: A White House insider who wishes to remain anonymous has informed us that due to the sequester, the staffer in charge of checking weather forecasts was furloughed.
UPDATE #2: A friend reminds me that Barack Obama’s problematic relationship with umbrellas goes back a long way; apparently he never learned how to operate one properly. Here’s just one example of what happens when he doesn’t have the Marines around to rescue him:
Cyclonic Storm Mahasen, shown hammering the east coast of India on Monday. The storm, which is the first named eastern storm of the season, is now over the Indian state of Nagaland after causing 16 fatalities in India and Sri Lanka, one in Thailand, 14 in Bangladesh, 4 in Indonesia and 8 in Myanmar.