Archive for March 2014
There is a lot going on under the label of “religious freedom” currently, including what could be some landmark Supreme Court cases. But it seems to me that a great many people are trying to drag all kinds of things not really aspects of religious freedom under its banner so as to strengthen their cases. This is wrong and I hope it gets squelched.
The idea of religious freedom in this country is the ability to practice your religion without the interference of the government or, really, other religions. This is extended to include practicing no religion at all. When this country was founded, you will note that religious freedom was not in the Constitution. In fact, religion wasn’t really mentioned. It took an amendment to the Constitution to forbid the federal government from endorsing any religion by giving it special favors, etc. Also forbidden was inhibition of any religion…
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Red hair is easily the hardest color to pull off and maintain but when I recently saw natural blondie Kate Bosworth’s new ginger hair, I couldn’t help but get excited for this brief color switch. Rumor has it, it’s for an upcoming movie role and I’m sure it won’t last, but it’s fun to admire! She really can pull off any look…
image from fashionista.com
Opening this weekend in Seattle, the independent film Better Living Through Chemistry starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde.
The plot – A small town pharmacist’s uneventful life is turned inside out when a chance encounter with a lonely trophy wife turns into a walk on the wild side in this murderously funny dark comedy.
Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is the model of suburban respectability—until the night he delivers a prescription to the home of Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde). Gorgeous, seductive and multiply addicted, Elizabeth eagerly introduces Doug to extra-large martinis, uninhibited bedroom behavior and the illicit pleasures of the pharmacopeia he has access to in his store. Disregarded for years by everyone from his domineering wife Kara (Michelle Monaghan) and troubled son Ethan (Harrison Holzer), to the goldbricking employees at the drugstore he bought from his insufferable…
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Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese have signed actress Olivia Wilde for the ’70s-themed dramatic series they’re developing for HBO. “Rolling Stone” reports that Terence Winter, who has scripted The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, has written the pilot episode.
Recognized for TV’s House and such movies as Rush and Tron: Legacy, Wilde will play the wife of Bobby Cannavale’s lead character, a struggling record company executive.
The yet-to-be-named project, which has still not received a final “green light” from the cable network, was originally planned as a movie.
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“Better Living Through Chemistry” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. R, 1:31, two stars out of four.
“Better Living Through Chemistry” opens with a clever credits sequence, as the camera glides over a HO-scale model town with every tree, every citizen lovingly reproduced in miniature — right down to the tiny plastic couple having sex by an open window.
Unfortunately, it quickly becomes clear that the characters in the movie aren’t much more realistic than the plastic figurines.
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