Thoughts On That Morgan Freeman Russia Video

Morgan Freeman from the recent “Committee To Investigate Russia” video and a movie poster for the film “Olympus Has Fallen”

Look, I think there was *some* foreign interference in last year’s U.S. election—at least, in terms of online propaganda leading up to it. But I don’t think that precludes me from commenting on that “Committee To Investigate Russia” video that dropped recently starring Morgan Freeman, and how the actor’s cinematic archetypal qualities were very specifically used to “sell” its message.

I have previously discussed the way Freeman is utilized as an icon in my post “The Year Of The Mask: President Two-Face,” especially in terms of the Olympus Has Fallen movie (which specifically deals with an attack on the White House by “Red” North Korea):

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High Hopes With Jeff Bridges


dammit I know this is just a GQ article with a bunch of fashions and shit, but seeing Jeff Bridges with all the Lebowski accoutrement just makes me so happy. I guess we all need our little joys.

To me, Bridges is just this major positive “old wizard/sage” archetype. It probably started as far back as The Fisher King (I mean, just the very beginnings), really expanded with The Big Lebowski, and then sailed into The Men Who Stare At Goats, Tron: Legacy, The Giver, and Seventh Son.

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Beauty Meets The Beast In This Trailer For “Mansfield 66/67”


The friendship of 60’s Hollywood bombshell Jayne Mansfield and Church Of Satan founder Anton LaVey is one for the ages: very reminiscent of the James Dean/Vampira relationship I’ve written about earlier. And the two unlikely pairings have another thing in common: urban legends involving fatal curses.

The upcoming documentary Mansfield 66/67 seems to delve into into the folklore surrounding a curse LaVey allegedly put upon Mansfield—or rather, upon her agent/companion Sam Brody. But also, Mansfield’s general connection to The Church Of Satan seems to be explored here, and, I would imagine, just the burgeoning “alternative religion” landscape of the latter part of the decade as a whole.

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You Cannot Escape The Inversion: A Review Of “Buster’s Mal Heart”


I’m the prophet of the Second Inversion!
—Brown, “Buster’s Mal Heart”

Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek doesn’t do as many movies as other actors of his status in Hollywood—but when he does, I pay attention. He’s one of those intense & uncanny performers who seems to attract really esoteric-type mindfuck roles. The 2017 indie flick Buster’s Mal Heart, which is currently available to view on Netflix, is one of those movies & Jonah/Buster (see, we already have some instability in the identity department) is one of those roles. Spoilers ahead!

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Warner Bros. Pulling “Geostorm” Posters Out Of Theaters ‘Cause Too Real Man


Talk about your bad timing! The Warner Bros. weather disaster movie Geostorm is scheduled to hit screens October 20th…but the studio just pulled the posters for the film out of theaters out of respect for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The poster in question features a massive wave about to pour over skyscrapers in a major city and presumably drown a guy and his little kid. Its tagline is “Brave The Storm.”

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The “IT” And “27 Club” Connection


I would assume that a number of our readers are familiar with the weird synchronicities and whatnot involved with the number 23. Then there is the “27 Club”…the sync where a number of famous rock stars like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, and Amy Winehouse all died at the age of 27.

Now I’ve found out that there is a weird connection brought up about the number 27 and the book/TV miniseries/movie IT

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