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VIFF 2013 Interview: 'Willow Creek' Helmer Bobcat Goldthwait On Making Movies

October 21st, 2013 10:22am EDT
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If anyone is a true inspiration in terms of taking a single career in many different directions with equal success it’s performer Bobcat Goldthwait.  Starting out in the comedy world as a writer and stand-up, then moving to film performer and then finally becoming one powerhouse filmmaker, Goldthwait has made heads turn through every part of his notable career.  After directing such brilliant films as "World’s Greatest Dad" and "God Bless America," his latest picture is yet another jump into unknown territory – a horror film.  In the vein of suspense thrillers and found footage flicks, "Wil...
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Blu-ray Review: 'God Bless America'

July 5th, 2012 9:15am EDT
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Rude people and reality TV stars got you down? Just shoot ‘em! We’re checking out the black comedy ala Director Bobcat Goldthwait entitled "God Bless America" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Follow the trail of mayhem below!

Title: "God Bless America"

Grade: 2

Cast: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Larry Miller

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Rating: R

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: I’m a big Bobcat as a director fan. His first film, the highly underrated "Shakes The Clown" was a gut bus...
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Review: 'God Bless America'

May 11th, 2012 12:10pm EDT
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If George Carlin was still with us, he’d probably applaud Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy “God Bless America,” for its scathing social commentary and its radical approach to cleaning up American culture. Not only did Carlin have distaste for idiotic attention seekers, but he challenged Americans to think critically and to hold themselves to higher standards.

Goldthwait’s America is very much like our own, where outrageous reality shows dominate the spotlight. On his fictional programs “Tuff Girls” and “American Superstar,” selfish individuals insult and humiliate one another for 15 minute...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Dark Shadows,' 'Where Do We Go Now?' & More

May 7th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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To all the loyal readers, I apologize that we didn’t have a Trailer Talk column last week. I watched seven films last weekend at IFF Boston, so I was pretty busy writing reviews. If you’re interested reading more about the movies that I saw, definitely head over to my news page. On top of the film festival, I also wanted to make sure I put out a review of “The Avengers” in time for its release. Luckily the Joss Whedon’s flick lives up to the hype, and is very entertaining.

This week in theaters you’ll have the opportunity to watch the latest Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration “Dark Sha...
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