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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

… Journalists Fighting the Government.

"20th Century Fox has released a new The Post trailer. Steven Spielberg's latest film follows the country's first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and its hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) as they fight to publish the Pentagon Papers, which proved the government has systematically lied about the scope of the Vietnam War.

It's impossible not to get excited about the fact that this is a Spielberg film with a tremendous cast that also happens to be taking on timely issues. To deal with the cast, both Streep and Hanks look to be delivering first rate work, and with the supporting cast sporting some of the most talented performers in the industry, and as the first collaboration between Meryll Streep and Steven Spielberg, it's a safe bet The Post is going to garner its fair share of acting contenders. On a deeper level, there couldn't be a better time for a thoughtful film examinging the value of a free, respected, and honest press…"
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pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

"a free, respected, and honest press". Wish we had one around these parts!!

Virginia Tory09 Nov 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

"It's impossible not to get excited about the fact that this is a Spielberg film with a tremendous cast that also happens to be taking on timely issues."

Um. OK.

Choctaw09 Nov 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

I'll pass.

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Another Psy Op movie for the masses.

Wolfhag

Virginia Tory09 Nov 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Yep.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

My advice: Never, ever watch any movies. They will only disappoint you.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

Wow, just wow.

PVT64109 Nov 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Snore.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

Pass. Sounds like it's gonna be another session of media making love to itself.

Dan

basileus6609 Nov 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

Pass. It looks like another attempt from Spielberg to imitate Frank Capra.

Personal logo Sir Walter Rlyeh Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

Sounds like a film designed to win an Oscar complete with more moralizing from Harveywood.

28mm Fanatik13 Nov 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

Looking forward to it. Films like this including 'All the President's Men' tell the story of how the "Fourth Estate" keeps our government accountable to the people.

As for must-see movies from Spielberg, 'Ready Player One' should be good but the book will be hard to top.

Virginia Tory13 Nov 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

"Looking forward to it. Films like this including 'All the President's Men' tell the story of how the "Fourth Estate" keeps our government accountable to the people."

We're nearly 50 years on from that. The Fourth Estate doesn't do things like that anymore.

"As for must-see movies from Spielberg, 'Ready Player One' should be good but the book will be hard to top."

His announced changes--eliminating all the references to his films, for example--seem guaranteed to ensure it sucks.

28mm Fanatik13 Nov 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

We're nearly 50 years on from that. The Fourth Estate doesn't do things like that anymore.

Absolutely true. Now the media is little more than the PR mouth-piece of the government. The politicians who embroil us in foreign interventions have learned the lessons of Vietnam well, which is that all the victories on the battlefield are meaningless if you lose the propaganda war and the people's hearts and minds on the home-front, i.e. the populace's willingness to accept costly military adventures abroad.

By only permitting vetted journalists embedded into military units to report the news, the government is ensured that its actions can only be put in a positive light and anti-war sentiments will be minimized.

All the more reason to see this movie for its portrayal of how the media used to be.

His announced changes--eliminating all the references to his films, for example--seem guaranteed to ensure it sucks.

Based on what I've seen of the trailer, I'd be surprised if the movie bore any resemblance to Ernest Cline's book other than its title. I'll probably still go see it though for the gee-whiz factor.

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