Donald R. McClarey

D-Day on Film

There have been surprisingly few movies on D-Day, as indicated by the fact that three out of the five videos looked at below are from television miniseries.  Here are the five best from  a scarce lot:          

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Donald R. McClarey

Kremlin Cola

Peripetchikoff: While they are putting Uncle Sam in cuckoo clock, we will put Soviet cosmonaut on moon. C.R. MacNamara: Okay, so you guys may be the first to shoot a man to the moon, but if he wants a Coke

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Hollywood In Action

  For an institution which constantly harps on how the rest of us should vote, live and think, Hollywood often demonstrates shocking incompetence in its own business.  A minor point is last night when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced

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Video Clips Worth Watching: Wayne v. Marvin

  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), perhaps the greatest of Westerns, contains this gem of a scene with John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jimmy Stewart, Strother Marvin, Lee Van Cleef and Woody Strode.  Marvin as Liberty Valance is the

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Seven Days in May Redux

What is it with liberals and coups?  Recently several liberals, including entertainer? Sarah Silverman, and Obama era Pentagon bureaucrat Sarah Brooks, have  been calling for/predicting a military coup against the Trump administration.  Such fools have no concept of our military where the

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January 26, 1945: Audie Murphy Earns Medal of Honor

The real heroes are dead. Audie Murphy When Audie Murphy starred in his aptly titled World War II biopic, To Hell and Back, his battlefield exploits were downplayed.  Partially this was due to Murphy’s modesty, he had not wanted to appear in

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Faith Is Not Dead In Hollywood

Faith based films have seen a marked increase in Hollywood in the last several years. Critics were quick to dismiss the success of the Passion of the Christ some 12 years ago claiming its success was only caused by controversy,

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Keep Up the Bad Work Seth Rogen

So comedic actor Seth Rogen doesn’t hesitate to call Christians the A-word for supporting Hobby Lobby. Knowing that Christians don’t retaliate, maybe at worst start a picket line. But when Seth Rogen makes a film, “The Interview”, satirizing the “Great

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Hollywood Is Just Too Conservative

  It has long amused me that in a country with 40% of the population considering themselves to be conservatives, we have an entertainment industry so dominated by a political point of view that regards conservatives with contempt.  Andrew Klavan,

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The Leftist Mentality In A Nutshell

Cars is one of the few Pixar or Dreamworks movies that I have not seen (and with a two-year old, I’ve seen a lot).  Well it doesn’t look like I’ll be seeing the sequel either. Debuting in theaters this Friday,

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This Explains a Lot about Hollywood

From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion.  It is only a rumor that the 5 year old screen writer was brought in to do last minute patch ups on the screenplay for Mel Gibson’s beaver

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Janeane Garofalo Is Our Intellectual Superior

She continues to invited on MSNBC and network morning shows spouting out words of wisdom when asked her opinions on important topics of the day. But why is she constantly being invited back when she’s not even a political pundit

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Celebrity Pay

People often demand to know why it is that we as a society consent to pay movie stars and professional athletes such obscene sums of money, while teachers and other people clearly providing greater benefit to society are paid so

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Roman Polanski and Hollywood Defending the Indefensible

Whoopi “it isn’t rape-rape” Goldberg, Woody “I married my daughter” Allen, Martin “Jesus slept with Mary Magdalene” Scorsese, Monica Bellucci, David Lynch, Michael Mann, and Tilda Swinton are just a portion of the Hollywood crowd that are clamoring for the

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Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy is calling it quits as to any future portrayals of Mr. Spock, and is retiring from show business. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who has famously portrayed “Star Trek’s” original alien Spock for over 40 years, has announced he’s

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South Park, Fear and Self-Censorship

I confess that I have never watched South Park.  From what I have read about it, the show holds nothing sacred and has had cruel attacks on Christ and other religious figures.  Some people have given it a thumbs up

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Neal McDonough: Bravo!

An actor, a faithful Catholic, willing to lose a role in a TV series because he won’t do sex scenes?  Surely not in this day and age?  Guess again! Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he

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Now Showing: The Tudors

The following is a column posted by Brad Miner of The Catholic Thing on Monday, March 1, 2010 A.D.: John Timothy McNicholas, Cincinnati’s archbishop from 1925 until 1950, went to a New York convention in 1933 and heard the Apostolic

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Family Guy Actor Sides With Palinth

Patrick Warburton, who the true geeks among us will remember as The Tick, sides with Palin over the FamilyGuy attack onTrig episode: Cast member Patrick Warburton told TV critics Wednesday he objected to the joke. “I know it’s satire but, personally, that

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Res et Explicatio for AD 2-4-2010

[Update at the bottom of this post] Salvete TAC readers! Here are my Top Picks in the Internet from the world of the Catholic Church and secular culture: 1. The USCCB scandal continues as the U.S. bishops continue to issue

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Mel Gibson Needs Our Prayers

Last night I was exercising and flipping through the channels and saw Mel Gibson on the Jay Leno Show- very disturbing stuff.  He joked about having a lot of off-color jokes, he offered up some profanity to quote some girls

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Hollywood Angelology

I probably shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. Last fall I saw a trailer for a new movie that’s coming out next week called Legion, in which Michael the archangel defends humanity against the armies of (good?) angels which God

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Mother Earth Strikes Back

Noted thinker Danny Glover one-ups Pat Robertson by claiming that “when we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this [the Haiti earthquake] is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” Video in

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Hollywood Comedienne Attacks Papa Bene

Comedienne Sarah Silverman is known for her profane and vulgar humor in the Hollywood scene.  Miss Silverman, in an attempt at satire, presents a sketch on the HBO program “Real Time with Bill Maher” on  how to solve world hunger. 

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Roman Polanski, Hollywood, and Moral Values

[Updates at the bottom of this article as of 1:47pm CDT AD 10-1-2009] [I’ve done my best to tone down the explicit talk related to Roman Polanski, consider this a PG article instead of the usual G] Famed Hollywood movie

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Hollywood Knows Best

[Updates at the bottom of this article] A humorous rejoinder to this video featuring Will Ferrell and other left wing (isn’t that almost a job requirement?) celebrities ridiculing opponents of ObamaCare.

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Res et Explicatio for AD 8-7-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York commended President Obama and the Democratic Party efforts in reforming Health Care.  He said this during the Knights

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The Presidential Pledge

Hollywood celebrities inspired by President Obama engage in more expelling of hot air.  The indispensable Iowahawk provides us with commentary.  (Content advisory:  some rough language.)

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