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(The Blaze)   So, Oliver Stone, you made a movie about the George W. Bush Administration. Any chance we'll see one about Obama? "I don't think he's that interesting enough"   ( theblaze.com) divider line
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2014-02-24 12:15:50 PM  
RON PAUL?
 
2014-02-24 12:18:07 PM  
If it would be as bad as the W movie, then he's doing us all a favor.
 
2014-02-24 12:21:49 PM  
Why won't Oliver Stone make the movies republicans want him to make?
 
2014-02-24 12:28:25 PM  
You can't blame Stone for not wanting to tackle an Obama movie that would be shackled by all the poor reviews and bad box office "W" left in its wake.
 
2014-02-24 12:29:08 PM  
FTFA: Oliver Stone made a movie about President George W. Bush (W). So isn't it a no-brainer for Stone to make a movie about the current Commander-in-Chief?

Um, no, it's not a no-brainer.  It's not like the guy has some obligation to make a flick about every farking president now.
 
2014-02-24 12:30:48 PM  
I'm not sure Stone could compete with the fantasy epic from Dinesh D'Souza.
 
2014-02-24 12:34:34 PM  
Whoo! Three hours of actuarial tables from the ACA debate!
 
2014-02-24 12:35:07 PM  
Oliver Stone hasn't done anything I liked since Platoon.

"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy was in us."
 
2014-02-24 12:40:12 PM  

MrBallou: Oliver Stone hasn't done anything I liked since Platoon.

"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy was in us."


"Platoon" wasn't even the best Vietnam movie to come out that year. "Conan The Barbarian" was the best thing he ever wrote.
 
2014-02-24 12:42:04 PM  

MrBallou: Oliver Stone hasn't done anything I liked since Platoon.

"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy was in us."


I thought World Trade Center as good.
 
2014-02-24 12:44:14 PM  
Possible titles for a Presikrunk Oboogy flick.

The Fartfather
The Darkie Rises
Fart by Fartwest
Commieblanca
The Fartrix

/I'm pretty much just befarting famous movie titles

Grand Fartrino
 
2014-02-24 12:51:46 PM  
And of course, Spielberg is obligated to make an Andrew Johnson movie now, too.
 
2014-02-24 01:03:52 PM  

JerseyTim: And of course, Spielberg is obligated to make an Andrew Johnson movie now, too.


I'd watch that.

In truth, Obama is a pretty boring figure to make a movie about. I don't know what the movie would be.
 
2014-02-24 01:11:55 PM  

DamnYankees: JerseyTim: And of course, Spielberg is obligated to make an Andrew Johnson movie now, too.

I'd watch that.


Me, too, but I dig boring historical stuff.
 
2014-02-24 01:15:33 PM  

DamnYankees: In truth, Obama is a pretty boring figure to make a movie about. I don't know what the movie would be.


It would be Blazing Saddles, except without Madeline Kahn or the humor, and the townspeople don't ever grow to like him.
 
2014-02-24 01:16:20 PM  

DamnYankees: In truth, Obama is a pretty boring figure to make a movie about. I don't know what the movie would be.


His emigration from Kenya to Hawaii working as an enforcer aboard a Somali pirate ship would be riveting.
 
2014-02-24 01:18:40 PM  
Sooo...a "dark" comedy?
 
2014-02-24 01:18:58 PM  

Cagey B: It would be Blazing Saddles, except without Madeline Kahn


That part's for Hillary.  It's twu, it's twu!
 
2014-02-24 01:28:46 PM  

James!: Why won't Oliver Stone make the movies republicans want him to make?


More proof of the Liberal bias in Hollywood. Michael Moore won't do a film about Hillary, Stone won't do one about Obama. Next thing you know, Spielberg will refuse to do a film about the healing power of eugenics...
 
2014-02-24 01:39:04 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Oliver Stone made a movie about President George W. Bush (W). So isn't it a no-brainer for Stone to make a movie about the current Commander-in-Chief?

Um, no, it's not a no-brainer.  It's not like the guy has some obligation to make a flick about every farking president now.


It's a no-brainer that conservatives will whine about Stone not making a movie about Obama. Check out the comments.
 
2014-02-24 01:53:01 PM  
He made one about Kennedy.
Isn't that enough?
 
MFK
2014-02-24 01:53:28 PM  
It's kind of like asking if you would rather watch a movie about the kid who threw an enormous house party that wound up getting way out of control with unforeseen consequences around every corner or a movie about the cleaning lady who had to clean up the mess?
 
2014-02-24 01:53:53 PM  
If you think about it, any movie about his presidency would have to tell the truth about what's been done to block him from succeeding. That's bad because 1) it makes a boring, whiny, self-pitying kind of movie and 2) the GOP would scream bloody murder if you publicly called them out on their shenanigans.

His early years might be better. I never read it, so I don't know if it would work, but maybe they could make "Dreams from my Father" into a movie. Halle Berry could play Michelle.
 
2014-02-24 01:54:54 PM  
Well he's right. Bush's life story was a train wreck saved by his family's wealth and privilege.
 
2014-02-24 01:55:17 PM  
Just watch Showtime's "The World According to Dick Cheney" instead of Oliver Stone's "W.".  That will tell you who was the president and who was the puppet that nearly had his strings cut via a bag of pretzels.
 
2014-02-24 01:55:47 PM  

Lorelle: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Oliver Stone made a movie about President George W. Bush (W). So isn't it a no-brainer for Stone to make a movie about the current Commander-in-Chief?

Um, no, it's not a no-brainer.  It's not like the guy has some obligation to make a flick about every farking president now.

It's a no-brainer that conservatives will whine about Stone not making a movie about Obama. Check out the comments.


Oh, I did check out the comments.  Oh, lawdy, lawd, I looked.

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2014-02-24 01:56:49 PM  
They've already made a bunch of movies about Obama.  Take your pick:

Rosemary's Baby
Downfall
The Prince of Darkness
Stalin
The Omen
Karl Marx: A Philosopher Makes History

/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-02-24 01:58:17 PM  

DamnYankees: JerseyTim: And of course, Spielberg is obligated to make an Andrew Johnson movie now, too.

I'd watch that.

In truth, Obama is a pretty boring figure to make a movie about. I don't know what the movie would be.


It would be about him personally leading the assault on the consulate at Benghazi to destroy the copy of his real birth certificate that Ambassador Stevens had discovered and was about to reveal.
 
2014-02-24 02:01:38 PM  

Lorelle: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Oliver Stone made a movie about President George W. Bush (W). So isn't it a no-brainer for Stone to make a movie about the current Commander-in-Chief?

Um, no, it's not a no-brainer.  It's not like the guy has some obligation to make a flick about every farking president now.

It's a no-brainer that conservatives will whine about Stone not making a movie about Obama. Check out the comments.


I think it's kind of funny how the conservatives are also automatically assuming that if Stone were to make a biopic of Obama, it would be 100% trashing and mocking him and that they would love it. Haven't they forgotten the fact that when "W" came out, it got criticized by both sides of the political aisle? A lot of liberals hated it too because it humanized Bush and made him a sympathetic likable figure.

In relation to Oliver Stone's films, "Nixon" was alright IMHO but "W" felt like he was phoning it in the whole time and just making an inferior clone of his previous biopics without putting in too much effort. Also, I understand that he's doing it for "dramatic purposes", but doesn't anyone else get really annoyed when he intentionally changes around real facts and events in his films? It cheapens the effect of the movie.

On a related note, I finally got around to watching "Game Change" last fall. Right after doing so, I got in a mood for political flicks and decided to re-watch "W." Holy shiat, was "W" so horribly inept, poorly executed, and completely inferior compared to "Game Change." It was like watching the Breaking Bad and Dexter finales back to back.
 
2014-02-24 02:02:33 PM  

ongbok: DamnYankees: JerseyTim: And of course, Spielberg is obligated to make an Andrew Johnson movie now, too.

I'd watch that.

In truth, Obama is a pretty boring figure to make a movie about. I don't know what the movie would be.

It would be about him personally leading the assault on the consulate at Benghazi to destroy the copy of his real birth certificate that Ambassador Stevens had discovered and was about to reveal.



I know you are a liberal just masquerading as a tea-tard since you correctly stated that the assault on the State Department installation in Benghazi, Libya was a consulate and not an embassy.
 
2014-02-24 02:04:40 PM  
Why won't the invisible hand of the free market do what I think it should do?
 
2014-02-24 02:04:48 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Possible titles for a Presikrunk Oboogy flick.

The Fartfather
The Darkie Rises
Fart by Fartwest
Commieblanca
The Fartrix

/I'm pretty much just befarting famous movie titles

Grand Fartrino


Conservative humor is like a Japanese gameshow: impossible to parody.
 
2014-02-24 02:04:56 PM  
"I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much
 
2014-02-24 02:05:30 PM  

Teufelaffe: They've already made a bunch of movies about Obama.  Take your pick:

Rosemary's Baby
Downfall
The Prince of Darkness
Stalin
The Omen
Karl Marx: A Philosopher Makes History

/amidoinitrite?


They made TWO Manchurian Candidate movies - and the last one even starred a black man!

// can't believe you missed that
 
2014-02-24 02:06:46 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Possible titles for a Presikrunk Oboogy flick.

The Fartfather
The Darkie Rises
Fart by Fartwest
Commieblanca
The Fartrix

/I'm pretty much just befarting famous movie titles

Grand Fartrino


Fartin' Furious
 
2014-02-24 02:06:47 PM  
Is the Blaze writing this shiat from a parallel world where liberals everywhere religiously watched W because it stuck it to Bush so bad? Because in this universe... I don't think many people gave much of a shiat. And Stone, while occasionally brilliant, is also hideously overrated.
 
2014-02-24 02:07:51 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: "I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much


Exactly. This article sums it up pretty well.

Bonus: Read the comments. It pretty much proves the author's exact point.
 
2014-02-24 02:08:13 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Oliver Stone made a movie about President George W. Bush (W). So isn't it a no-brainer for Stone to make a movie about the current Commander-in-Chief?

Um, no, it's not a no-brainer.  It's not like the guy has some obligation to make a flick about every farking president now.


Yeah, considering that he directed his first movie in 1971, using their "logic", he should "owe: us a Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush(I) and Clinton movie by now as well...
 
2014-02-24 02:09:44 PM  
A while back, Chris Rock said he wasn't making fun of Obama, not because he's black, but because he's too cool.  And it would be challenging, like making fun of Brad Pitt.  'Ha ha, Brad, your wife is gorgeous!'
 
2014-02-24 02:10:47 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: "I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much


Chris Christie can't help but be heavy handed.
 
2014-02-24 02:11:25 PM  
Eh, Stone should have stopped making movies after Platoon.

Salvador and Platoon are great flicks... Everything else ranges from "Meh" to "Awful".

My opinion, of course.
 
2014-02-24 02:11:42 PM  

Alphax: A while back, Chris Rock said he wasn't making fun of Obama, not because he's black, but because he's too cool.  And it would be challenging, like making fun of Brad Pitt.  'Ha ha, Brad, your wife is gorgeous!'


As much as I dislike the Patriots, it's really hard to make fun of Tom Brady.  "Oh yeah, Tom, you think that just because you're rich and good looking and you have a supermodel wife that ummmm.  Damnit."
 
2014-02-24 02:13:59 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: "I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much


I've been pretty impressed with the guy's patience.  I think the only time I can think of him close to just throwing his hands up in the air and saying "You know what?  Fark all of you." is when he had to cart out the birth certificate.  Then again, he carted out a dead bin Laden for us shortly thereafter.  Still, there was a second there when he sort of paused and looked pensive for a bit.  Part of me really wants to think that he gave a second's consideration to going nuclear on the tea party retards and then thought better of it.  You have to give him credit.  He really doesn't get riled up.  I'd lose my farking mind if I had to put up with the shiat he does.
 
2014-02-24 02:15:40 PM  

ongbok: DROxINxTHExWIND: "I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much

Chris Christie can't help but be heavy handed.


FTFY
 
2014-02-24 02:17:30 PM  

keylock71: Eh, Stone should have stopped making movies after Platoon.

Salvador and Platoon are great flicks... Everything else ranges from "Meh" to "Awful".

My opinion, of course.


I liked The Doors and Val Kilmer eventually became a large mammal.
 
2014-02-24 02:18:08 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: DROxINxTHExWIND: "I don't think he's that interesting enough"

That, Mr. Stone, is by design. He chose the old Jackie Robinson route of dealing with "opposition". Can't do anything that people would percieve as angry or heavy-handed. Those attributes are laudable in someone like Chis Christie but Barack Hussein Obama?


/Not so much

I've been pretty impressed with the guy's patience.  I think the only time I can think of him close to just throwing his hands up in the air and saying "You know what?  Fark all of you." is when he had to cart out the birth certificate.  Then again, he carted out a dead bin Laden for us shortly thereafter.  Still, there was a second there when he sort of paused and looked pensive for a bit.  Part of me really wants to think that he gave a second's consideration to going nuclear on the tea party retards and then thought better of it.  You have to give him credit.  He really doesn't get riled up.  I'd lose my farking mind if I had to put up with the shiat he does.


Luther is real, and it's only because Obama gets such a chuckle from his internal monologues that we haven't all been nuked.

// Obama's first gig post-presidency should be an improv set with Luther
// PPV, uncensored
// and bring in Michelle and Katendra for the encore
 
2014-02-24 02:26:12 PM  
And imagine the reaction from The Blaze if Oliver Stone DID make an Obama movie.

"ZOMG OLIVer STONE IS FARTBAMA's LENNY REIFENSTALL!!1!!"
 
2014-02-24 02:26:16 PM  

Teufelaffe: They've already made a bunch of movies about Obama.  Take your pick:

Rosemary's Baby
Downfall
The Prince of Darkness
Stalin
The Omen
Karl Marx: A Philosopher Makes History

/amidoinitrite?


jesus christ superstar
 
2014-02-24 02:26:41 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Teufelaffe: They've already made a bunch of movies about Obama.  Take your pick:

Rosemary's Baby
Downfall
The Prince of Darkness
Stalin
The Omen
Karl Marx: A Philosopher Makes History

/amidoinitrite?

They made TWO Manchurian Candidate movies - and the last one even starred a black man!

// can't believe you missed that


Damn, you're right.  Now I feel ashamed I didn't think of the Manchurian Candidate.
 
2014-02-24 02:29:45 PM  
I don't think I've ever seen any Oliver Stone movies.  Not that I have anything against him, but he chooses topics that I'm usually not interested in seeing.
 
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