Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Men Who Stare At Goats

I'm really looking forward tot his film. It looks like it'll be as funny as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

What's more, it's based on a true story as related in a book by the same name by British journalist Jon Ronson. You thought Max Blumenthal had chutzpah to march right into the middle of gun shows and teabaggers, but he's got nothing on Ronson. When the ultra-rightwing Militia Movement was in full swing, Jon decided to drop in on them, which he recounts in his book Them: Adventures with Extremists (which is also in the works to be turned into a movie). The next thing you know he's investigating the Pentagon's secret occult units that seek to create real-life Jedi warriors. What he found became the basis for a book, a 3-part documentary called The Crazy Rulers of the World, and now this movie. It proves the validity of the cliche that truth is stranger than fiction.

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