Wednesday, December 24, 2008
War Inc. (Brilliant)
Tartarous the Noble insisted, no made it a requirement in order to rightfully continue as Miss Talibonita, to watch this film. So we watched it yesterday and he was right! How did this amazing film have such a short theatrical run? Oh... because its smart, political and critiques the current wars!
Here is a trailer and some clips. You can't go wrong with a film that has Joe Strummer music, War Profiteering, Absurdist humor, and John Cusack. What more can two Central Asians ask for?
Hillary Duff plays the Eurasian pop star Yonica Babyyeah, she licks a gasoline pump, and makes John Cusack puke (just as Marisa Tomei asks him "What are his views on the images of Turaqi women?").
Interview with John Cusack on CBC:
An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, and Marisa Tomei. A private American corporation run by a former U.S. vice president (Dan Aykroyd) is occupying the war-torn nation of Turaqistan, but a powerful Middle Eastern oil minister is preventing them from taking total advantage of the situation. In order to gain a monopoly on the lucrative opportunities that Turaqistan has to offer, the CEO of the corporation hires an evenhanded hitman named Hauser (Cusack) to take the oil minister out of the picture. Now, in order to carry out the contract without a hitch, Hauser will pose as the corporation's trade-show producer. The stakes are high and the potential for disaster is evident, though if Hauser can successfully organize the wedding of Central Asian pop-star Yonica Babyyeah (Duff), he's got a good chance of pulling it off. But sexy and resourceful left-wing reporter Natalie Hegalhuzen (Tomei) is determined to uncover the truth about what's happening in Turaqistan, and the moment she does, this carefully constructed scheme will crumble like a house of cards. Joshua Seftel directs a screenplay co-written by Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser, and producer/star John Cusack.
~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide