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2008-08-13 18:00:28

OK, for those who don't know, explain the thinking behind Bad Film Club. Well, you know when you're at home and you're watching some shit movie with some friends and you start shouting at the screen "Oh for God's sake, what the hell is going on Tom Cruise?" That's basically all it is - a way of interacting with these terrible movies. I hear you guys were planning to do a "Bargain Bin Challenge" this year - playing movies you found in bargain bins and then improvising a comedy commentary...

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Deseret News editorial The irony is that Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" can be viewed on-demand on YouTube. That illustrates the problem the FCC has when trying to turn back the clock on objectionable behavior in the name of public decency. Still, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia this week made the FCC's job a lot more difficult. The public airwaves still hold a great deal of influence over the nation's cultural climate, even if that influence is shrinking. By...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

NEW FILMS FRIDAY THE DARK KNIGHT -- ****-- As much a morality thriller and a gangster epic as it is a comic book action/adventure, this thrilling Bat-tale is definitely not for young ones. Running time: 152 minutes, PG-13 (violence, torture, drugs, profanity, brief gore, slurs, vulgarity) MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE -- ***-- Pierce Brosnan's a sour note, but Meryl Streep is terrific, and this enjoyable song-fest should appeal to audiences. Running time: 108 minutes, PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity,...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE PROMOTION -- ** 1/2 -- Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer; rated R (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs, violence, slurs, brief sex) Seann William Scott's screen presence is far more cocky than it is likable, but that has served him all right so far in such comedy hits as "American Pie." But it becomes a problem when he stars in something like "The Promotion," a comedy in which we're supposed to sympathize with the character he plays....

2008-06-27 09:02:46

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, June 26: ___ On Dec. 5, 1962, comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested in a Chicago nightclub _ not for fighting or flinging beer bottles but for obscenity. His comedy routine, which typically used lots of four-letter words, was too raw for police to tolerate. But he wasn't the only one hauled in by the cops. So were two people in the audience, one of them, the Chicago Tribune reported, "George Carlin, 25, of 20 E. Delaware...

2008-06-24 02:29:54

California rapper Raymond Boots Riley reportedly was charged with using foul language onstage at the Bayou Boogaloo music festival in Norfolk, Va. Riley was performing as a guest musician with the New Orleans funk band Galactic Saturday night in Norfolk's Town Point Park when his profane language drew complaints from the audience, which included many families, the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press reported. The festival's organizer, Festevents, pressed charges against Riley and he was cited...

2006-02-21 04:45:28

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC has been chastised by the UK media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert. Ofcom criticised the BBC's failure to use a standard delay to filter out offensive language during the event, which gathered more than a billion people in cities across the world to pressure rich nations to do more for the poor. It said the broadcaster "should have...


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