Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
Interviews with varied U.S officials and experts offer a deconstruction on the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq in the wake of 9/11.
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v h (es) wrote: "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World", Werner Herzog's new documentary about the internet, starts at the very beginning, a small room on the UCLA campus, where in 1969, the first ever message was sent from one computer to another. The student sending the message - one letter at a time - had intended to type "LOGIN", but after sending the first two letters, the receiving computer crashed, making "LO" the first official communique. Kind of like when Marge Simpson caught Bart in the midst of getting a heart-shaped "Mother" tattoo, leaving him with just the word "Moth", except not as funny. In fact, Herzog doesn't think it's funny at all. He thinks it's quite fitting. "Lo and behold, the internet was born!" Whatever you say, Werner."Lo" is divided into ten segments, each touching on a different topic. Several highlight the internet's dark side. One features this dour-looking family standing around a table covered with plates of baked goods. The mother does most of the talking, relating how after her 18-year-old daughter crashed the family Porsche into a toll booth, gruesome post-crash pictures propagated all over the internet and were even anonymously emailed directly to the grieving family. The mother declares the internet to be evil, the work of the antichrist. The other family members nod in silent agreement. No one touches the muffins.There's another segment about people who claim to be extremely sensitive to radio waves, prompting them to move to a Wi-Fi-free zone around a research center in rural West Virginia for health reasons. They tearfully describe the horrible symptoms they experienced while living elsewhere, one having spent her days inside some sort of protective box. They plead desperately for the medical community to take their condition seriously. I'm no doctor, but color me skeptical.Many of the segments are an unsatisfying combination of superficial and over my head, with scientists just scratching the surface of topics that seem like they would be interesting if I could only understand what the hell they were talking about. In one, some old dude is at a blackboard writing long complicated equations and reading them aloud: "...and then you take rho over the sum of the square root..." And then his chalk snaps and I and everyone around me laughs, I think because it's the only part of the scene we're smart enough to understand.There are also some cool soccer-playing robots and a human-like robot that takes about ten minutes to pour a glass of orange juice and a discussion of self-driving cars and then Elon Musk talks about colonizing Mars and is taken aback when Herzog volunteers to go on the first mission. Some of this stuff seems less about living in a "connected world" and more just about technology in general. Herzog asks virtually every scientist in the movie this question: "Does the internet dream of itself?" He seems quite pleased with himself for having posed it and I felt almost embarrassed for the scientists who had to try to indulge his little philosophical thought experiment without blatantly insulting him. Surprisingly, they all said things like "wow, that's a really good question" before tripping all over themselves trying to contort the definition of the word "dream" to prevent it from sounding like an idiotic question, which of course it is. Despite having grown up in the pre-internet age (for the masses, I mean), or perhaps because of it, my love for the internet is undiminished by any of its perceived downsides. Sure there are scams and spam and gaming addictions and hackers, but do you know what people did 25 years ago when they wanted to know the indecipherable lyrics to a song they heard on the radio? Nothing! They were forced to make up their own words or sing "blah blah blah" when they got to that part. The ability to google song lyrics alone outweighs all of the negatives combined. Which makes it all the more frightening when a tattooed astronomer tells us that one day there will be a big solar storm that could wipe out the entire internet, just like in 1859 when solar flares caused telegraph machines to catch on fire. And then we'll all die because our food distribution systems are internet- based, so once the supermarket shelves are panic-emptied like when they forecast those big east coast snowstorms that rarely materialize, they'll just stay that way. And as we all slowly die of starvation (except for the survivalists who, ironically, we used to use the internet to mock), we won't even be able to google song lyrics.Pretty much everything Werner Herzog says is unintentionally funny, in part because of his accent and in part because of his odd phrasing and extreme earnestness. While he touches on a lot of interesting subjects, it would be a much better documentary if it was more narrowly focused and if Herzog just kept his mouth shut.
Justin R (gb) wrote: Is it my duty to review sh*tty kids movies?! Well that's my choice I guess. You know the drill. This movie sucks, don't see it.
Robert C (ca) wrote: Only one man can escape getting his memory wiped but still but manage to end up retrieving an invisible stealth plane for the US government. Seagal. Cue running around Afghanistan firing AK47's at arm's length. Yay....Consisting:6 1/2 Fight Scenes. 4 Shootouts.1 Car Chase.21 Explosions1 Gratuitous Lesbian Sex Scene.and 1 Jet Fight.... And there we have it. An extremely mediocre action flick.For one of Seagal's latest movies he sure isn't in it a lot Half the screen time is taken up by 'officials' in army base deciding what to do and when Seagal is actually on screen he has all the charm of a book of carpet samples. Not only that but the movie is pretty poorly directed, off instance at the end... we have a standoff/cut scene: Seagal in Plane/cut back and one of the people in the standoff has been shot and the other has got away... how?If you hadn't guessed this made for DVD movie is brimming with plot holes: There is a plane, that has been stolen because the baddie wants to drop nuclear bombs...Why? Why does he want to drop nuclear bombs? Did he see Seagal's last movie or something? Who is the baddie? Just some guy who decided one day he wanted cause world war three? I dunno maybe its just me but i would have like to have known a few of these things, give the movie a bit more substance. There might as well be no script because there is no decent characterisation, the main villain... apart from being British has no other features. Neither does the hero.So it appears the almighty Seagal is not only not trying anymore when he acts in his movies... but also when he writes them. Gone are Seagal's glory days. Its such a shame that the legend keeps shooting himself in the foot. I guess if he keeps making movie like this... I'm just going to have to try and not watch them. Worth watching for action buffs but overall this is an action movie has trouble getting off the ground. Hahahaha. See what I did there... cos its about a plane.... Yeh Im so great.
Rendan L (fr) wrote: Zany, fast paced, self aware, and incredibly entertaining. Grade: B+
Peter J (kr) wrote: Watchable, but really not much too the movie. Acting was just good enough to keep me watching even if it was painfully clich at times.
Stacy M (ru) wrote: This was an enjoyable movie about rights for the disabled; however, outside the storyline and characters did not have much going for it. On the plus side, Art was awsome.
Kyle M (kr) wrote: gurl power and spice
Abel D (es) wrote: Such a bizarre premise. Very 90s Disney.
Joey T (us) wrote: The strange characters make this movie!
GrammaSandie L (fr) wrote: excellent visual for understanding 'Nam......
stefn birgir s (br) wrote: Sounds fantastic and fun! Isn't really fantastic and fund. That is a letdown.
SV G (ag) wrote: This movie is an old favorite of mine. Right up there with my favorite Sissy Spacek movies. An excellent screen-play, beautifully filmed and a great cast of characters. The story of a divorced telephone operator in Texas during WWII raising two boys on her own. The story is of sacrifice and redemption. Very sweet story that has an exciting ending and though any surprises may not come as any great surprise they are still enjoyable. The score, how it is cinematically shot and the story itself & how it unfolds has the feel of To Kill a Mockingbird to it - another favorite of mine. I highly recommend this to most anyone. Henry Thomas of ET fame made his debut in this film. Also stars Eric Roberts and features Sam Shepard as the "Raggedy Man".
MEC r (us) wrote: This movie had potential, but fell through the cracks. To bad.
Nicole D (ag) wrote: One of my favorite childhood movies.