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My Son Hunter 2 months 14 hours ago #3854000

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I see it coming.


I understand the divide. But don't understand the double standards.



What double standards??

I don't think a film about Trumps family or any other relative of any other president would be OK either


There is supposed to be some good films about our royal family, though nothing could really do it justice, (especially so after the events of the last few weeks).



Yes that's true.

I don't watch or read gutter press tell-all books or films about royals either ( except historical ones like The Tudors)


Now its become such a subject for discussion, much against my better judgement, I will now go out of my way to try to watch the film concerning the president of the USA's son, and if I find anything worthy of comment, should I manage to sit through the whole thing, I'll try to come back with a critique.
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My Son Hunter 2 months 5 hours ago #3854142

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grahamg wrote:

Vegemite Kid wrote:

grahamg wrote:

Vegemite Kid wrote:

Robin wrote:
I see it coming.


I understand the divide. But don't understand the double standards.



What double standards??

I don't think a film about Trumps family or any other relative of any other president would be OK either


There is supposed to be some good films about our royal family, though nothing could really do it justice, (especially so after the events of the last few weeks).



Yes that's true.

I don't watch or read gutter press tell-all books or films about royals either ( except historical ones like The Tudors)


Now its become such a subject for discussion, much against my better judgement, I will now go out of my way to try to watch the film concerning the president of the USA's son, and if I find anything worthy of comment, should I manage to sit through the whole thing, I'll try to come back with a critique.

Rate it in thumbs, just like Siskel and Ebert used to. Large popcorn too.
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854839

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I haven't managed to catch the film about Hunter Biden yet, but I have found some reviews those of a similar persuasion to myself on this topic might find interesting:
slate.com/culture/2022/09/my-son-hunter-...reitbart-review.html

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"I Watched the Hunter Biden Movie So You Don’t Have to
To watch My Son Hunter is to experience an attempted red-pilling, directed by the bad guy from Goonies."
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"Joe Biden himself, played by John James of the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, is a secondary character in terms of screen time, but his behind-the-scenes machinations are what drive the plot. In this movie’s vision, our 46th president is at once a doddering fool and a global puppet master, a man who holds his cellphone upside down and struggles to communicate simple ideas in conversation (at one point he begs his son to do all he can to help with the upcoming “erection”) while playing international superpowers off one another like so many casino dice. My Son Hunter is not above getting a laugh or two out of Biden’s well-documented speech impediment: The old man’s rendering of “quid pro quo” comes out as “quick pro crow”—a malapropism whose hilarity is underlined by flashing the words onscreen in all capital letters.

Such narrative interruptions are frequent in My Son Hunter: animated speech bubbles, freeze-framed “fact check” breaks, unannounced swerves into various characters’ fantasy lives, even an exchange between a high-on-crack Hunter and a wise long-haired chihuahua named Shirley. This fluffy sage shows up on the lap of one of the freeloading guests at Hunter’s wild hotel-room party and counsels him, via nonverbal psychic communication, that “these people aren’t your friends.” Director Robert Davi (another outspoken conservative, best known as a bad guy in ’80s films like The Goonies and Licence to Kill) seems intent on copying from the playbook of Adam McKay, who used a similar patchwork approach in movies like The Big Short and Vice. The effect of these constant disruptions, combined with the convoluted conspiracy theories My Son Hunter traffics in, is to experience an attempted red-pilling in real time: So you thought this was just the story of a depressed drug addict ranting in a fancy hotel room? Well, what if he was also the tormented scion of the world’s most nefarious crime family? Ever consider that possibility, genius?

In the viewer’s journey down the rabbit hole, our proxy is a fictional character, a stripper named Kitty (Serbian-British newcomer Emma Gojkovic) who starts out as a progressive activist at a Black Lives Matter demonstration and, after a long night spent listening to Hunter’s stories at the Chateau Marmont, emerges as a whistle blowing crusader against the evil Biden empire"
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854841

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More damning reviews to be found very easily, here is one from our UK Guardian daily newspaper:
www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/06/my-...ightwing-biden-movie


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"Writing critically about a film like My Son Hunter feels kind of like sending the kid making fart noises from the back of the class to detention. Any measure of reprimand means giving the troublemaker exactly what they want – engagement, which is to say attention, which is to say validation. When your only goal is to get a rise out of a perceived opponent, even the most cool-headed retort means the game is on.

In the case of far-right ear-flicking such as this fiction-laced retelling of the Hunter Biden laptop nothingburger, a writeup in a semi-reputable publication like the Guardian gives hyperventilating Breitbart commenters all the ammo they need to prove that the libs have been thoroughly and irrefutably triggered. The truth is that the latest feature-length output from the conservative peanut gallery poses little threat to the viewing public, its foamy-mouthed partisanship speaking only to those already simpatico to its theories and alienating the saner majority within its opening minutes. It doesn’t deserve time or mental energy from right-thinking citizens, but if the past decade of American politics has taught us anything, it’s that ignoring extremism does not make it go away"

Another here from the Spectator magazine:
www.spectator.co.uk/article/how-do-you-s...-about-hunter-biden-

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"Hunter Biden is a great cinematic character: the loser son of an elite career politician who bounces between semi-powerful jobs on the strengths of his contacts and his name while inhaling mountains of drugs and banging prostitutes. How can you make a bad film about that?

Well, somehow the creators of My Son Hunter have pulled it off. Produced by filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, directed by Robert Davi, starring British actor cum right-wing commentator and Reclaim party founder Laurence Fox and distributed by Breitbart, the movie will please only people whose politics have compelled them to do so.

The script is the big problem. Within the first few minutes of My Son Hunter, the viewer is beaten round the head with well-worn tropes of right-wing discourse. A newsreader reporting on violent Black Lives Matter demonstrations calls them ‘mostly peaceful protests.’ Two protestors tell each other they are on the ‘right side of history.’ Joe Biden smells a woman’s hair. The audience is presumably expected to clap like a seal and say, ‘I get that reference!’ The screenwriter thinks that you — the viewer — are that easy to impress."
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854875

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Looking at the best repeatable movie reviews organizations. Not left wing individuals from Berkeley and such. Have over all reviews of 3 out of five up to 91% approval rating.

It's being classed as a drama, biography, comedy.

Liked reading the reviews at some of those sites. LOL
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854896

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Robin wrote: Looking at the best repeatable movie reviews organizations. Not left wing individuals from Berkeley and such. Have over all reviews of 3 out of five up to 91% approval rating.

It's being classed as a drama, biography, comedy.

Liked reading the reviews at some of those sites. LOL


As most of those sites rely on input from people who have actually seen the film I'm not surprised by the result as only those on the right would bother with it so instantly a biased result. I don't actually care about the film but assessments from independent professional reviewers rate higher on my scale. Besides having Laurence Fox involved tells you everything you need to know, he used to be an OK actor, but has become rather strange of late, I'm sure he was also part of the anti vax movement and a climate change denier. He was endorsed by Nigel Farage in the last London Mayoral race.
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854968

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Those on the left are probably wondering how My Son Hunter got released to the public and why isn’t Biden’s department of justice not raiding the homes and arresting all those associated with the movie? It would be an understandable question as the left still controls Hollywood and the press to which both continue to wield their power relentlessly in order to shape the political conversation. However, the public is no longer buying, figuratively and literally, the media's liberal agenda, and the evidence is overwhelming.
Nextflix, CNN, and a string of Disney movies have all crashed losing both money, subscribers and lawsuits. Conservative media has not only doubled in growth year under Biden, but are now branching out into film production. My Son Hunter is just the beginning.
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854972

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Just the beginning of more trashy films??

You mean this film was released to 'shape political conversation' ??

One would hope political conversation by anyone of any side of politics is shaped by more than fictional films about politician's relatives. :S
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3854998

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Nope, bad moves have been around for awhile.

www.imdb.com/list/ls076596691/

The producer would have to be asked why the film was made and don't think their a part of buzz50.

Why not make a film on anything to make conversation. Conversations are held about everything. But yes, freedom of speech should have restrictions. :S LOL
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My Son Hunter 1 month 3 weeks ago #3855004

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I’m not sure how a movie review has found its way into the forum section which is supposed to be for serious US political discussion when we have a separate section for reviewing and chatting about TV/Radio programmes /Films/ Movies in the Leisure Section.

www.buzz50.com/forum/83-films-tv
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