September 27, 2013, - 4:00 pm

Wknd Box Office: Rush, Don Jon, Baggage Claim, The Citizen (Tax-Funded Muslim Propaganda Alert)

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ll start with the relative “best” of the new movies debuting in theaters today, as it only gets worse from there. Note that one of the new movies this week sucked hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to fund Muslim propaganda and pay a horribly anti-Israel Muslim actor who stars in Jew-baiting propaganda. Yay, America!

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* “Rush“: This is a “based on the true story” movie that appears to be more truthful and accurate than most, based on my research into it after having seen the film. It’s about the early-to-mid-1970s rivalry between two professional Formula One race car drivers, Niki Lauda of Austria (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt of the UK (Chris Hemsworth). Lauda is a strait-laced European and Hunt is a drunken playboy constantly sleeping around with models and similar others. The real-life Lauda, who is still alive, says that the movie is quite accurate, but that he got his share of the women, too. The hard-living Hunt died of a heart attack in 1993 at age 45 (but they don’t tell you that in the movie).






Directed by Ron Howard, this is somewhat a formulaic sports/racing flick. But I thought it was a fun, entertaining movie and enjoyed it. I also loved the period hairstyles and clothes, etc. I enjoyed the rivalry between Lauda and Hunt, and the movie captured what I read about them in sports news articles. Brühl and Hemsworth really resembled them (with the help of Hollywood magic a/k/a makeup artists and hairstylists).

I thought Daniel Bruhl was quite excellent and really was the star of the movie. Anyone can play a brash playboy, like Hemsworth did, but the real acting chops were in playing the strait-laced Austrian. Lauda came from a wealthy Austrian family, which opposed his entry into racing as a profession. As the movie portrays, the family wanted him to go into the family business of paper factories. While watching the movie, I wondered if members of the Lauda family were Nazis and did a little research into this after seeing the film. In fact, they opposed the Nazis, and for this reason they were removed from their paper company, which they retook after World War II. That is an interesting footnote that the movie unfortunately leaves out.

While I enjoyed the movie, I regret, though, that it was so sexual because a family cannot take their kids to see it, and it would have been fine as a racing movie without the sexual themes. It’s rated “R” for a reason. Still, as a movie for adults, I thought it was good, and it is a fact that Hunt was a playboy. It was a big part of who he was, and, like I said, his hard-living lifestyle was probably a factor in why he died so young. The one time the movie shows Hunt trying to settle down, it is with model Suzy Miller (Olivia Wilde), who later left him for actor Richard Burton (yes, Elizabeth Taylor’s Richard Burton). Wilde’s English accent needs work.

A tragic event strikes Niki Lauda in the movie and puts him in the hospital. There is a scene with lung-vacuuming that is so real it was painful to watch. And while the movie delves into their on-the-track rivalry, I think Ron Howard and the writers made a mistake not showing what happened later on in the lives of the two, much of which is very interesting. And it’s not just Hunt’s death in his 40s just after proposing to another woman. Lauda built a successful airline, Fly Niki, and left his loyal wife who stayed with him through tragic, disfiguring injury, for one of his stewardesses . . . er, flight attendants. In 2011, Lauda found himself under fire from gays for opposing gay and straight men dancing together as partners in a European edition of “Dancing With the Stars,” saying he doesn’t want young kids to be exposed to that. He responded that he employs many gays at Fly Niki, and some of them are trainers. His colorful post-racing life was in many ways just as notable and entertaining as his life as a race car driver.

This isn’t the greatest sports movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s one of the better ones. And it’s light and entertaining, a good escapist movie that’s funny and will get your mind off of real life for a couple of hours.

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* “Don Jon“: What was the point of this disgusting movie? I’m not quite sure, other than to get Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore another paycheck and give Tony Danza some work. Oh, and to give them all a chance to talk in a really annoying, heavy New Jersey accent. And to mock Catholicism.

Gordon-Levitt is a New Jersey Catholic who is addicted to online porn. He cannot have a real relationship because, he says, the sex is never as good as masturbating while watching online pornography. Yeah, I know: classy movie, right? He begins a relationship with Johansson, but again, he prefers the online porn, and she becomes very controlling, bossy, and snobby, and he doesn’t like that. She catches him watching online porn and ultimately breaks up with him over it. Soon, he is having sex with a woman who could be his mother (Julianne Moore), whose husband and child were killed in a car accident and with whom he smokes pot. Throughout the whole movie, Gordon-Levitt constantly goes to confession at church and confesses his many sexcapades just before engaging more of them. The end.

Yup, pointless. And a waste of time. But I’m sure it will do well because America’s Kardashian-addled demographic will love it and think it’s just hilarious. And you wonder why America is ever coarsening and at the same time, ever dumber.

Danza is Gordon-Levitt’s sleazy, stereotypical Italian, wife-beater-wearing father. I think he’s in the movie to show us that he still looks good. But he has so much makeup on, he looks like he just left RuPaul’s house.

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* “Baggage Claim“: Is it racist if I call this, “The Black Love Boat”? ‘Cuz that’s basically what it is. Robin Thicke’s wife, Paula Patton, plays an airline stewardess, er . . . “flight attendant,” who is under pressure from her mother to get married. Her younger sister is marrying a football star, and she has no one to bring to the wedding events. So, she and her fellow airline steward (Adam Brody) and stewardess (Jill Scott, who is supposed to be funny but isn’t) help Patton fly around the country and go on dates with her many former boyfriends trying to find one to marry. With each one, it turns into a madcap disaster, none of it funny (despite the fact that this is supposed to be a comedy). Aside from being completely predictable, this movie is incredibly dopey and a waste of time. Yet, this is what Hollywood serves up Black America, and Black America seems to like it just fine. So, who is really the racist here? Not the movie critic (me) who dares to call out this crap. (On the other hand, I’ve seen far too many movies featuring White actors that are almost as dopey and stupid.)

There’s a reason smart people don’t check luggage: so they can avoid disasters like Baggage Claim.

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* “The Citizen“: This is like one of those lecture-filled, BS-endowed ABC “After School Specials” the liberals used to make to propagandize us. Except this is the Muslim edition. Paid for with more than $561,000 in Michigan taxpayer dollars, this movie got made because the Islamo-pandering affirmative action at play at the Michigan Film Office discriminates in favor of Muslim Arabs (including terror suspects and open supporters of Islamic terrorism) and gives them tax money to fund the most absurd propaganda parading as “movies.” That’s how a first-time “director” and “writer,” Sam Kadi (a Syrian extremist who supports the Al-Qaeda rebels), gets hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money thrown at him for free, so that he can make a movie trashing America and telling us that the only good thing here are the devout Muslim immigrants that infect our shores. That’s essentially the message of this amateur-and-it-shows dud (which co-stars Agnes Bruckner, star of Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith movie–yup, she played Ms. Smith).

Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy, who is the lead in this movie, has a creepy resemblance to 9/11 Mohammed Atta, and he’s got a history of starring in anti-Israel movies in the Muslim world (and, now, if you pay taxes in Michigan, you paid him for more propaganda). Nabawy starred in such “gems,” as “Fatat Meen Israeel,” in which,

A teacher and his wife, accompanying their son Tarek, find themselves in the same place where their eldest son was killed by the Israelis. During the trip Tarek falls in love with a girl called Lisa after saving her from drowning, unaware of the fact that she is Israeli, believing she and her father are American.

OH, NO! THE EVIL JOOOOS!

And, then, there’s this joke of a movie, in which Nabawy plays a devout Lebanese Arab Muslim who comes to America after winning the Green Card Lottery (something that should have ended long ago, if America had any common sense about national security and secure borders). The day after he arrives in New York (the setting of this movie), the 9/11 attacks happen, and, of course, all Americans hate innocent, patriotic Muslims and physically attack them in this movie. Actually, there were few such incidents post-9/11, but who cares about the truth, when Michigan taxpayers are paying Muslims to make whatever BS propaganda they want, right?

Even though everyone in America–including Homeland Security (which locks him up for no reason for six months and won’t allow him a lawyer), the Lebanese Arab is such a good and decent guy. He saves a woman from her violent, drug-addicted boyfriend and gives her candy and the $4.50 bottle of water at his hotel, even though it is too expensive. He helps a homeless guy, buys him food, and gives him a place to stay. He works hard and goes to English class (even though he already speaks perfect English). And he saves a Jewish guy from being beaten to death by skinheads on Christmas Eve, when no one else with intervene. (This is on the streets of New York, by the way.) Newsflash: in real life in America, Muslims are often the perpetrators–NOT the saviors–in anti-Semitic violence, including in New York. He cares about America and is upset over the 9/11 attacks because he’s such a caring, pro-American guy . . . all while he prays on his Muslim prayer mat and reads the Koran. This Muslim Arab immigrant, like all Muslim Arab immigrants, is a complete saint. Isn’t that the way they all are? I mean none of them would ever take public assistance, support Hezbollah and HAMAS, be anti-Semitic, and money-launder for terrorist groups. Right? That never happens . . . in this movie, at least.

The movie shows us that despite how hard the Arab Muslim works and tries, he cannot catch a break because of us evil Americans and the mean Department of Homeland Security, which deports all these Arab Muslims, including the innocent, good ones. Yup, someone’s living deep inside fantasy (and propaganda) land, since Homeland Security deports very few Arab Muslims, including many of those who are involved in Islamic terrorism. See HAMAS terrorist Mohammad Salah, Muslim Brotherhood/Anwar Al-Awlaki-tied Jamal Abusamhadaneh (who lied to government agents about his Islamic terrorist connections), Palestinian Muslim immigration defrauder Anees Sous, etc., etc., etc., ad absurdum. Yes, there are plenty of Islamic terrorists we not only don’t deport, but to whom we welcome with open arms and citizenship.

In contrast, the movie shows that Americans are mean, cold, uncaring, drug-addicted, unambitious, lazy, homeless, bigoted, racist, violent, and criminals. Aren’t ya glad tax dollars went into financing this?

If only the vast majority of Muslim immigrants were as saintly and patriotic to America as the character fraud that is perpetrated in this movie. Sadly, as we all know, THEY. ARE. NOT.

There is a reason why many Muslims, on 9/11, cheered and danced in the streets from Dearbornistan to Paterson, New Jersey, and why many Muslim women in Dearbornistan induced their children’s births to take place on their “holiday” anniversary of 9/11. There is a reason why the vast majority of the many death, rape, and torture threats I’ve received come from American Muslims living nearby.

When Michigan tax dollars pay to fund a movie portraying any of that, we’ll be making progress.

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29 Responses

I’ve despised Joseph Gordon-Levitt since he was on “3rd Rock” and now that he’s crossed over to big screen star, he irritates me even more. Not sure exactly why – I saw him in that bicycle movie (because I ride a lot) and his character portrayal didn’t bother me especially – but I have a deep, intense hatred for him as a human being.

I’m not sure that I would Heimlich him if I saw him choking on a piece of chicken in a restaurant. That’s how profound my hostility toward him is.

Anyway,thanks for doing these reviews, Debbie. They’re always very helpful in paring away the liberal tripe right off the bat.

DS_ROCKS! on September 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    When he allied with Gore to combat the fake globaloney,
    I kissed him off. He was not unctuous in 3rd Rock.

    JeffT on September 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I’m amazed how many American movies are made in Michigan, or set in Michigan.

As far as Don Jon goes, let’s get this straight, masturbating to online porn is better than having actual sex with Scarlett Johansson??! I think not. Gordon-Levitt and Johansson are both far Left Jews in Name Only, which is why I just find them irritating. But Levitt can really act if given the right material, check him out in the off-beat Hesher, not to everyone’s taste admittedly.

The Citizen is the kind of film that’s appropriate for ObamaNation. I’m sure liberals will love it, that’s the target audience.

Larry in Tel Aviv on September 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Yikes, looks like there are some real garbage releases here. Will get into this later.

Frankz on September 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

DSR, great post! LOL! I never thought much of JGL except I thought he was good in The Dark Knight but I know how you feel and I have been there.

And I thought his film was gonna be about a mafioso! Why watch a pervo film like that when we (for free) could just visit the homes of the weird & awkward trolls who come here for free? Oh and they don’t look like JGL (not that I think he’s handsome…I don’t but he works what little he’s got well…W/apologies to DSR…) and the closest they’d get to a Scarlet Johansson sort is their little sisters’ forgotten Barbie doll from the 90s in their basement…next to their pervy computer!

I have been intrigued by the reviews of that racing movie. I like Hemsworth and thought Bruhl was great in “Inglorious Basterds”…he sorta looks like a European Christopher Reeves.

One reviewer I enjoyed reading (but not as good as DS) says that perhaps the film was a metaphor for the life of Ron Howard…one of the very few successful child actors and adult figures in Hollywood. How he was straight-laced and didn’t act out and perhaps the jealousy and struggle that comes with that when a good looking guy just lets it rip and wins (all things in life) with ease and no worries…no discipline or principals.

I thought that was an interesting take and it makes me wanna see it other than for Hemsworth.

Skunky on September 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Oh and BTW, I’d have to indulge on some of Viley Vyrus’ wacky weed and “molly” to believe any part of that stupid and fairy-tale-ish propaganda POS Moooooooslim move “The Citizen”.

The should have told the truth (in the plot) and called it “The Terrorists”.

As if USA needs any more Moooooslim pandering horsesh**!

Skunky on September 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Oh, BTW, Skunky, thanks very much for your Aussie flick suggestions. I’m going through them one-by-one and so far have seen “Picnic at Hanging Rock” which was mesmerizing and “Beautiful Kate” that I finally had to give up on about midway in.

    Still have “Two Hands”, “Hard Word” and “Lantana” to go.

    DS_ROCKS! on September 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      I’m so glad you liked “Picnic At Hanging Rock”. That film means so much to me…I first saw it when I was 15 and it annoyed me (you know why now, LOL…) but I never stopped thinking about it. Now when I see it I just love, love, love it. An Aussie gem.

      Sorry about “Beautiful Kate”. That was a mezza-mezza one that I liked more than I should because of Bryan Brown and Australia’s best right now, Ben Mendolsohn. I always liked Rachel Ward, too. It was a bit better than “Beautiful”…I don’t even remember the plot of that one but it has Hugh Jackman’s “wife” in it.

      It can go either way with the last two. As I said I liked “Two Hands” more than I should have because of Bryan Brown and my favourite (but MIA) David Field. I do hope you like ‘em.

      Try “Lantana”. That is the best of the mezza-mezza ones. I really liked that and so did most critics.

      Skunky on September 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I’m surprised that of all the things you mentioned hating about Don Jon, you didn’t mention the plethora of porn clips, however brief they were. Granted, it’s not entirely gratuitous, but less would have been more. My biggest issue with the movie was the predictability of it all.

1. Girlfriend says “Don’t Lie To Me. EVER”, she loses her temper over the dude’s really lame lie.
2. Sister is glued to her phone in every scene we see her in, delivers a Silent Bob Moment Of Wisdom.
3.

While I liked the message, about how porn flicks and chick flicks set up horribly skewed expectations for relationships and sex (from your Valentine’s Day posts and most reviews of chick flicks, I’d expect similar leanings) for the people who get suckered into thinking it’s the way love and intimacy should be, it was still fairly blah. In an age where porn has become ubiquitous and increasingly mainstream, it was a discussion about house maintenance and gender roles in the Home Furnishings section that piqued my interest the most.

R: I didn’t mention the porn clips b/c I didn’t think I had to. They fall under the parts where I said the movie is disgusting and that the main character is a porn addict. I don’t think the alleged “message” of the movie that has been repeatedly used to try to “kosher” this pig of a movie is relevant. The fact is that it’s a disgusting movie pretending to have a moral message to justify being disgusting. Doesn’t cut it for me. Plus it doesn’t really give that message since, at the end, he is able to have a relationship with the woman his mother’s age. DS

Robert on September 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The premise behind such a movie as “Don Jon” could certainly be an interesting and thought-provoking one… if handled by the right director. Porn and it’s invasive infection into the mainstream ethos of America; what are the effects? How is it changing perspectives and expectations regarding relationships of the people it is infecting? Similar questions can be asked regarding the entertainment industries (including internet) and their effects on people and real relationships with other real people.

Instead, we get essentially mental masturbation with no serious thought. Pun intended.

PitandPen on September 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

You know Debbie; initially I thought it is a matter of foolishness. Then I changed ThAT TO SHEAR STUPIDITY. NOW i AM SURE IT IS VICIOUS TREACHERY. We put a Moslem Mole in the white house and gave him a free hand. This is the foolish part of it.
Then when he did that we left him where he is and this is the stupid part. Now we have to impeach him before more damage is done and we ruin the nation. Quote me on this; Neither he nor Hillary will get my vote under any conditions. As far as I am concerned the Hell with both.

G. R. Scharoubim on September 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

I LOVE racing of ALL kinds, be it NASCAR, Indy or Formula One & am pretty stoked about “Rush!” I can’t WAIT to see it! I was wondering what Ms. Debbie would have to say about it & am glad that its not some piece of dreck.

GO DALE JUNIOR!!!

Cicero's Ghost (NB) on September 29, 2013 at 10:53 am

I have set it before and I will say it again. Boycott Hollywood.

When they stop receiving your dollars, we will stop getting anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-American movies.

Jonathan E. Grant on September 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Jon: you are correct. I think this weekend I will watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. I am always interested in what drives the best in their fields. Hollywood interests me less and less, except as background for Riff-Trax riffs.

    Skunky: might I point out one small thing—it IS probably better, as a male, to masturbate than to sleep with Scarlett Johhansen. Look at who she has slept with—probable Herpes and HepC awaits.

    Occam's Tool on September 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Any movie that acts like any man alive would take whacking off over actual doing Scarlett Johannson has to be the most sickening, disgusting, weirdest movie EVER!!!!!!!!

She might be a liberal jerk, but man oh man oh man is she supremely hot….of course, La Deb is hotter, though!

Jeff_W on September 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I was going to the movies this afternoon, but after looking at what was available and reading Debbie’s reviews, I simply decided to stay home and have a bowl of Dutch chocolate ice cream.

Pray Hard on September 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

DS Rocks

Would you push him off a tall building? If so, let’s go get him and Ben Affleck and push them at the same time. Because my hatred for Ben “Who-fleck” rivals yours of JGL….LMAO

icehole on September 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    icehole: No, I wouldn’t push him off a building, but if JGL, Affleck and Damon decided to take an air tour of Martha’s Vineyard in a Cessna, I’d give them John=John Kennedy’s flight plan to follow.

    DS_ROCKS! on September 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

So you’re seriously saying that Ron Howard made a movie that doesn’t undermind American values or promote Obama in some underhanded subtle way? My goodness. I’d watch it twice to make sure if I were you…

Andrew on September 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Let’s see… leadership, resolve, honesty, respect, creativity, orginality…

Yep… Hollywood seems to be bereft of all these qualities and more.

I’d see “Drive” – YEAH

The other movies – FEH

There’s no MEH here.

So the verdict will be – NETFLIX BINGE-WATCH. Again.

The Reverend Jacques on September 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

In Re: Don Jon
I love me some porn. Today’s woman – not so much. Gotta agree with Don Jon.
The movie looked like a rip off of the Jersey Shore meets Saturday Night Fever but without the dancing. We had the Situation/Travolta,his buddy guido wing man Ronny and the guido wife beater wearing idiot dad (cursing at the TV about an Arena football game, which nobody in New Jersey watches, because the movie could not afford to license NFL clips) bullying his kids at the dinner table. And there are a whole bunch of guido chicks that want to get with this loser. In the end he settles for a cougar which means he will be watching a lot more porn in the future. Boy these screen play writers are not asked to produce much these days. Merge scrips based on two story lines or rewrite an 80s move for a remake.
Movies suck – except porn that stuff never ever ever gets old. I keep getting older but the chicks stay the same age. And some of those porn girls are great actresses. I am not kidding. For one Ashley Blue – she nails her characters. Literally and figuratively.

Randal P on September 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Also as a rule of thumb – I tend to skip movies about porn and just go straight to the porn. In fact, I also tend to skip movies not about porn and go right to the porn.

Randal P on September 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    The P must stand for Palm. Your palm.

    What a f***ed up childhood you must have had. A creepy weirdo who can’t have a healthy & fulfilling relationship with a sane female so you wack off to porn. That’s nice, but I wouldn’t brag about it.

    I am loathe to stick up for females these days but women win not having to deal with a pervo mental case like you Randal Palm.

    Ewwwwww.

    Skunky on September 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Just more crap I wont piss my overtaxed money away on…..

IceNoMore on September 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I didnt know Niki Lauda left his wife for a stewardess. Thats a shame. His wife was a really gorgeous woman who could have had anyone she wanted. When he got into that accident and had his face (his skull) disfigured, she still stood by him. Dang….it must have been extremely hard on her.

Rex on September 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I believe that DS is incorrect here. As a Formula 1 fan I know a lot about Niki Lauda. Marlene and Niki divorced in 1991. He married that stewardess in 2008. in 1991 she was about 13 years old so that could not have possibly been the reason. In fact they first met in 2005

    Anyway, great reviews Debbie, thanks!

    Alex on October 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

Would you believe Michael Medved gave Don Jon a rave review?Of all people….

CM: Yes, I’d believe it because he’s a moron and a liberal. Sadly, you are apparently still impressed by liberal ahole phonies. DS

CharlesMartel on October 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

DS Rocks

too damn funny!

Ok if JGL was a member of Fight Club would he be: “Angel Face (Jared Leto) to your Edward Norton or Bob Paulsen (Meat Loaf) to your .357? LOL

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